Time for another entertainment roundup. If you missed some of my recent reviews of new shows you can always check them out on my blog here.
Let’s move on with my usual entertainment news items. Lots to talk about with the new fall schedule in the middle of kicking off. In the links below you can read
Interview with Executioner creator Kurt Sutter about his new show.
Spoilers from Michael Ausiello dated August 12
Spoilers from Inside Line dated August 17
Spoilers from Michael Ausiello dated August 24
Interview with Ron Perlman about leaving Sons of Anarchy and his new Amazon series “Hand of God”
Spoilers from Michael Ausiello dated September 4
Spoilers from Michael Ausiello dated September 18
TV Line makes 30 predictions about the fall season including first cancellations and renewals
Interview with Muppets producer about controversial adult jokes (as I predicted there would be controversy)
Spoilers from Inside Line dated September 25
Spoilers from Michael Ausiello dated September 30
BBC announces new young adult Dr. Who Spinoff
Not in the links below but also of interest…
RIP former Monday Night Football host Frank Gifford who died of natural causes age 84
Netflix sci-fi series “Sense8” has been renewed for season 2
CBS executive says they will promote Supergirl during CW network’s Arrow and Flash but don’t expect any crossover stories
Parker Young of Fox “Enlisted” will play a new love interest for Thea Queen in the season of Arrow
TV Land has canceled divorce sitcom “The Exes”
Ellen Burstyn will have a recurring guest starring role in CBS sitcom “Mom”
Showtime announced Ray Donovan and Masters of Sex will return for season 4 age
Showtime has canceled Lisa Kudrow’s therapy comedy “Web Therapy”
TNT has renewed The Last Ship for season 3
NBC has renewed American Ninja Warrior for another season
Jimmy Fallon will remain post of the Tonight Show at least through 2021
Arnold Schwarzenegger will take over as host of Celebrity Apprentice. No word on whether he will replace the catchphrase “you’re fired” with “hasta la vista baby”. NBC says that Donald Trump will never return to the show regardless of his candidate status.
Revenge alum Gabriel Mann a.k.a. Nolan Ross will guest star on an upcoming mysteries of Laura
Charlotte Ross will return to Arrow to guest star as Felicity’s mom
SyFy Channel has canceled Haven. Upcoming half season in October will be the end.
Jill Hennessey from the old show Crossing Jordan will play a recurring part on Madam Secretary as Henry’s new CIA handler.
RIP Yvonne Craig who played batgirl in the 1960s Batman TV series. Died at age 78 complications of breast cancer
TNT announced Maj. crimes season 4 has been expanded to 23 episodes which is an increase above the usual 19
RIP Melody Peterson who played Wrangler Jane in the 60s comedy F Troop
Although Twin Peaks started shooting last month, it probably will not reach Showtime until 2016. Also late word that composer Angelo Badalamenti is on board to score the show. It wouldn’t be Twin Peaks without his creeping music. We are well pleased.
David Boreanaz a.k.a. Seeley Booth had a bad reaction to antibiotic over the summer which delayed his return to Bones. Producers accommodated by writing a story line in which he goes missing for the first couple of episodes. He is back at work as of late August and is okay.
Former 24 star Kim Raver will guest star on Bones to help look for Agent Booth
The Strain star Mia Maestro will guest star on an upcoming episode of Scandal
There are rumors there will be a spinoff from Sons of Anarchy based on the Mayans biker gang
Defiance star Julie Benz will have a recurring role on Hawaii 50 the season
USA Network has canceled Complications after one season.
Shohreh Aghdashloo (my favorite actress whose name I will never be able to pronounce) will guest star on Elementary this season
RIP horror movie legend Wes Craven creator of Nightmare on the Street and Scream. Dead at age 76… Or is he (du du dun creepy music)?
Tom Selleck will have another Jesse Stone movie on Hallmark Channel October 18
Jim Gaffigan show has been renewed on TV land
Under the Dome which wrapped up September 10 has been officially canceled. It was time. Perhaps overdue.
NBC has decided not to revive “Coach” starring Craig T Nelson after all. No word on why.
SyFy Channel has renewed Killjoys and Dark Matter for season 2. Still no word on Defiance
Eric Stoltz will guest star on Madam Secretary as Tia Leone’s brother
Falling Skies alum Sarah Carter will have a recurring role on Hawaii 50
America’s Got Talent will be back for another season
RIP Dean Jones famous for Disney’s Love Bug films has died at age 84
RIP Martin Milner star of Adam 12 and Route 66 dead at 83
RIP Judy Carne the “Sock-It-to-Me” girl from 60s comedy show “Laugh In” dead at age 76
Teri Hatcher is joining the cast of CBS sitcom The Odd Couple
NBC sitcom Mr. Robinson has been canceled but The Carmichael Show has been picked up for season 2
Amy Schumer will have an HBO comedy special October 17
The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore has been renewed at Comedy Central
Jenna Coleman will be leaving Dr. Who at the end of the current season.
Alex Kingston will return as the doctors wife for the Dr. who Christmas special
NBC is developing a TV series that will be a prequel to the “Taken” films however Liam Neeson probably will not play the character with a particular set of skills.
RIP Jackie Collins whose books made into many movies and TV shows. Died at age 77
Vanessa Williams will guest star in a recurring role in The Good Wife
TNT has canceled life after death series “Proof” after one season.
ABC has renewed “Mistresses” for season 4
RIP Catherine E Colson who played the Log Lady on Twin Peaks. Dead at age 71
USA Network has canceled Graceland after 3 seasons
One of my favorite villains Robert “T-Bag” Knepper will guest star in the Twin Peaks revival
Cinemax action series Strike Back may live on as a feature film.
Bill Murray, Ernie Hudson and Sigourney Weaver will make some sort of appearance in the new female Ghostbusters movie
Streaming service Hulu has announced its original series will be released on a weekly basis rather than all at once like Netflix
NBC has extended its English Premier League soccer contract for six years 2021-22 season
CW network is ordered more episodes of “Whose Line Is It Anyway” and “Penn and Teller Fool Us”
CW network executive regrets that they passed on Supergirl and but CBS take it
Tracy Morgan will host Saturday Night Live October 17
20th Century Fox is making a feature film “Victor Frankenstein” with James McAvoy as Victor and Daniel Radcliffe as Igor
RIP Bud Yorkin producer of “All the Family” and “Good Times” dead at 89
RIP Dr. Oliver Sacks who is the real life doctor portrayed by Robin Williams in the film “Awakenings”. Cancer at 82
EPIX cable network is announced its films will be moving from Netflix to Hulu. Titles include Hunger Games and World War Z
AMC network has green lit “Preacher” a supernatural drama based on the graphic novels of the same name.
CBS has renewed “Zoo” for season 2. It was the summer’s most-watched scripted series
Woody Harrelson will play a bad guy in the next plan of the apes movie titled “War for the Planet of the Apes”
“Star Trek Beyond” the next film has been delayed two weeks from previously announced release date. I will be released July 22, 2016
Disgraced NBC anchor Brian Williams returned to the air on MSNBC anchoring the coverage of the Pope’s visit
Bill O’Reilly’s “Killing Reagan” will be produced for a docudrama for National Geographic Channel in 2016 as were his previous “Killing” books.
Google’s Chromecast device is adding Showtime and Sling TV streaming services to its repertoire
There will be a “Pitch Perfect 3” film to be released August 2017
A “Jack Ryan” TV series is being produced for Amazon streaming
Background actors for an orgy scene HBO series “Westworld” were paid $600 however the union scale pay for background extras is only $157 per day.
Quiz show “500 Questions” will return to ABC for season 2
HBO is in preliminary discussions for a “Watchmen” TV series based on the comic/film