HBO orders more Thrones, Smits to Anarchy, Bravo orders more reality. Lauer, Letterman, Ferguson get extensions

After a brief timeout for a minor illness I’m back on the job scouring the Internet for the latest entertainment news. Actually our first news item is courtesy of my six-year-old nephew Cole… “Captain America 2” will premiere April 4, 2014. He’s already counting the days. And we have to note the biggest entertainment news is the passing of 60 minutes correspondent Mike Wallace. They don’t make them like that anymore.

In links below read about

 

A postmortem of this season of Spartacus with a surprise revelation that one other character died that you didn’t necessarily know if they died or not.

An April calendar of season finales and summer premieres. Sorry we are already halfway through April but better late than never.

A postmortem of the season finale of Showtime’s series Shameless

Ask Ausiello spoilers for April 3 (check out creepy item on Game of Thrones)

Bravo network orders 11 new reality series

ABC announces summer schedule

Ask Ausiello spoilers for April 10

A slideshow featuring spoilers from 52 season finales. Also note linked to renewal scorecard.

 

Not in the links below but also of interest

Game of Thrones season 2 premiere to record numbers. HBO announces green light for season 3!

Jimmy Smits is joining season 5 of Sons of Anarchy for a multi-episode arc

Where in the world is Matt Lauer? Staying on the Today Show after signing a long term deal worth $25 million a year

St. Elsewhere alum William Daniels will put on the scrubs again to guest star on Gray’s Anatomy as the doctor who administers finals to the residents

Neil Patrick Harris will host the 2012 Tony awards

David Letterman and Craig Ferguson have renewed their contracts with CBS through 2014. Letterman will become the longest-running late-night talk show in history surpassing Carson

Firefly Reunion April 16 on Castle when Adam Baldwin costars.

The two-hour season finale of Awake will be May 17

HBO announced the new Adam Sorkin produced drama “Newsroom” June 24. True Blood premieres June 10

Reports are that Kristen Wiig, Andy Sandberg and Jason Sudeikis are leaving SNL. Never did like Wiig or any of her characters. Will miss the other two.

Fox has renewed Bones, Glee, New Girl, and Raising Hope for another season.

Lauren Cohen’s Maggie on The Walking Dead has been officially promoted to series regular.

Fox puts Breaking In on hiatus through the sweeps. May return in the summer

John Noble reveals that Fringe has shot two different endings for the season finale depending on whether or not they get renewed for season 5

Eli Manning will host SNL May 5 musical guest Rhiannon

The merger between SAG and AFTRA has finally been approved

My favorite liberal pundit Keith Olbermann got fired again this time from current TV

This weeks winner of the “Chris Young’s Sure Sign of the Apocalypse” award: Ryan Seacrest will host part of NBC’s Olympic coverage

The 10th Doctor returns to BBC America. David Tennant will start the BBC America miniseries “Spies of Warsaw”

Starz announced Kelsey Grammer drama “Boss” will return August 17

Fox has renewed Hells Kitchen for two more seasons

Frank Miller’s “Sin City” will get a sequel again directed by Robert Rodriguez

Seth McFarlane announced his plans to reboot The Flintstones are on hold because he’s too busy

Will Farrell announced there will be a new Anchorman sequel

Hunger Games director Gary Ross has decided he will not direct the sequel. No replacement named yet.

Robert Kirkman creator of The Walking Dead is working on a new series for AMC titled “Thief of Thieves”

ABC has decided to not cancel General Hospital for the time being

 

 

 


Spartacus: Vengeance Post Mortem: The Story Behind The Finale’s Unprecedented [Spoiler]


Save the Dates: April Premieres and Finales!


Shameless Stars Reflect on Emotional Season Finale, Ponder Fiona and Jimmy’s Future


Ask Ausiello: Spoilers on Castle, Grey’s Anatomy, Gossip Girl, Glee, Thrones, True Blood and More


Bravo Orders 11 New Series, Including Top Chef and Beverly Hills Housewives Spin-Offs


ABC Sets Return Dates For Rookie Blue, Bachelor Pad, Wipeout and More!


Ask Ausiello: Spoilers on HIMYM, Private Practice, Bones, Walking Dead, Parks and Rec and More!


Your Season Finale Guide: Get Exclusive Spoilers on 52 Big Finishes!

 

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