More Perception, Less Office, Barrowman To Arrow, Osborne out, “Have Gun…” & “Blake’s 7” reboot, RIP Scott, Diller, Horshack, Windham, Stuart

I don’t think I’m going to be able to complete my Fall TV schedule so I found another one online that I posted to my new team blog. Here is the link…


Fall TV schedule


Also check out the September finale and premier dates link below.


It seems we always start off with obituaries. Tony Scott directed Top Gun and a number of other famous action pics committed suicide last week at age 68. Friends and family say he was suffering from terminal cancer but those reports have been denied and/or refuted. He is the brother of director Ridley Scott. Also we mourn the loss of pioneering comedienne Phyllis Diller at age 95. Also veteran actor William Windham died recently. Although he is membered for many famous roles, I think one of my favorites was a little half-hour religious video that I often showing my Scripture classes at Saint Gabriel. It was titled “Jesus BC”. It depicts God the father, God the son, and God the Holy Spirit standing around in heaven deciding what to do about those crazy creations of theirs called human beings. Windham played God the father. They decide to send the son named “Chris” (Tim Matheson) down to earth to redeem humanity. Also Ron Palillo a.k.a. Arnold Horshack of Welcome Back Kotter died of a heart attack at age 63. Also famous film critic Judith Crist has died at age 90. And Mel Stuart director of the original Willy Wonka has died at 83. He directed 180 films.


In the links below read about…

September finale and premier dates

Michael Ausiello spoilers from August 14

Doctor Who special will chronicle birth of the series

Photos of CW networks knew Beauty and the Beast. This beast is a hunk. No goofy looking Ron Perlman here.

Michael Ausiello spoilers from yesterday

Interview with producers of Falling Skies about season finale

This weeks winner of the “Chris Young’s Sure Sign of the Apocalypse” award goes to Chris Young. See the link below.



Not in the link below other information of interest

BBC America has confirmed Doctor Who will return September 1

John Barrowman a.k.a. Torchwood’s Captain Jack Harkness will have a recurring role on CW’s new superhero series Arrow  (Green Arrow). He will play “well-dressed man” a secretive friend of the Queen family.

Will and Grace alum Sean Hayes will reunite with his former costar when he joins Debra Messing on the cast of Smash

Sharon Osbourne is definitely leaving America’s Got Talent. Blames NBC for not hiring her son Jack for Stars Earn Stripes because he has MS.

Daytime game show The Price Is Right is now hiring male models in addition to the female ones it’s traditionally used

Billy Dee Williams a.k.a. Lando Calrissian will guest star on NCIS in October. New episodes debut September 25

Kristin Chenoweth severed head injury while filming an episode of The Good Wife. She is leaving the show as a result. She was playing a political reporter.

Kate Hudson will join the cast of glee for season 4

Michael Phelps will host SNL season. Ryan Lochte will guest star on 90210

CSI Miami alum Emily Procter will guest star on a couple of episodes of White-Collar

Abby Elliott who is famous for her Zooey Deschanel impersonations is leaving SNL. Kristen Wig and Andy Samberg had previously announced departures

Actress Mayim Bialik was in a car accident but has showed up for work at Big Bang Theory.

A&E has canceled reality series Gene Simmons Family Jewels. Jimmy Fallon says it was because executives discovered it was still on the air 🙂

Revenge has recast Emily’s mentor Mr. Takeda replacing an actor with an unpronounceable Japanese name with another actor with an equally unpronounceable Japanese name 🙂

John Nobles a.k.a. Walter/Walternet has returned to the set of Fringe after being treated for a sleep disorder.

Ciaran Hinds a.k.a. Rome’s Julius Caesar and Political Animals president President Hammond is joining the cast of Game of Thrones

TNT has renewed Perception for a second season

Lindsay Wagner is returning for another guest shot on Warehouse 13. Also HG Wells is not dead. Is returning for a guest spot.

Ving Rhames will guest star on an upcoming Hawaii 50

Facts of life star Lisa Whelchel and baseball MVP Jeff Kent are among the cast members for season 25 of survivor premiering September 19

Budget cuts meant that Jay Leno has laid off 20 staff members and he took a pay cut to save others.

Jimmy Kimmel is moving his show to 11:35 PM directly opposite Leno and Letterman. Nightline will move after Kimmel

NBC has announced this will be the last season of The office. This season will premiere September 20

Michael J Fox is developing a TV series that he will star in in 2013. All four networks bid on it. NBC won.

Justin Bieber will appear in an upcoming episode of The Simpsons

Mitt Romney has promised to cut funding for PBS

Production on Iron Man 3 is being delayed because of an injury to Robert Downey Jr during a stunt

Avengers 2 will be released May 1, 2015 mark your calendars. Josh Whedon returns to write and direct.

Bob Costas will guest star on Matthew Perry’s new sitcom “Go On”

CBS has dropped its a lawsuit against ABC’s Glass House because it’s a ratings flop and no threat to CBS’s Big Brother

Kelly Ripa’s permanent cohost replacing Regis Philbin will be announced September 4. Rumors are it’s Michael Strahan

Hunger Games sold 3.8 million DVD/Blu-ray in its first weekend

2 Broke Girls  star Kat Dennings will return to her role as techno-geek in Thor 2

SyFy Channel is developing a remake of UK sci-fi series Blakes 7.

David Mamet is going to reboot classic Western series “Have Gun Will Travel” for CBS

Natalie Woods death certificate has been amended from “accidental drowning” to “drowning and other undetermined factors”

Minions Movie set for December 2014. This will be a 3-D animated movie based on the little creatures from Despicable Me

Universal Studios is going to remake Videodrome. Maybe I will understand it this time.

Vertigo has beaten Citizen Kane in a poll as best film of all time. Meanwhile tippy Hedren says Alfred Hitchcock sexually harassed her

The original Raiders of the Lost Ark will be rereleased in IMAX September 7.

Blu-ray version of Jaws is a restored version. They touched up the negative frame by frame sometimes spending four hours per frame.

Jimmy Fallon says he will not post the Oscars




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Killing killed, Borgnine, Gore, Hensley, Davis died, Who news, Sloan leaves Gray’s, Modern Family settles Skies still Falling

Way overdue on entertainment news. Sorry about that but the Olympics and other things have kept me highly preoccupied.


In the links below we will start off with…

August calendar of summer finales and fall premieres and other important dates

ABC announces fall premiere dates (The previous installment of this newsletter for other networks)

Spoilers from Michael Ausiello from July 10

Spoilers from Michael Ausiello from July 31

Dancing with the Stars all-star cast revealed. Includes Helio Castronevis, gymnast Shawn Johnson

Preview trailer for the new season of Doctor Who

Actor Matt Smith previews new season of Doctor Who

Interview with Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat

Mariah Carey is replacing Jennifer Lopez on American Idol. I included the link so you can read about the salary numbers they were throwing around. WOW!

Grey’s Anatomy showrunner Shonda Rimes reveals she is a Doctor Who fan

Avatar 2 not until 2015 Cameron says in an interview.


Not in the links below but still of interest

Kristhoffer Polaha a.k.a. Henry Butler from Ringer will be a series regular on the new CBS legal drama Made in Jersey

Irish actress Sarah Bolger of The Tudors will play Sleeping Beauty in the next season of Once Upon a Time

Irish actor Colin O’Donoghue has been cast as Captain Hook for the next season of Once Upon a Time

Summer Glau a.k.a. River Tam a.k.a. Terminator will do three episodes of Alphas on SyFy Channel this season other guest stars include Sean Astin and Lauren Holly

Jamie Chung (The Hangover II) will play Mulan on this season of Once Upon a Time

Author Gore Vidal at 86. Wrote screenplay for Ben Hur among others

Ernest Borgnine died at age 95

Sherman Hensley a.k.a. George Jefferson has died at age 74

SNL writer Tom Davis and former partner of Al Franken (Franken and Davis) has died at the age of 59

New season of HBO’s Boardwalk Empire premieres Sunday, September 16

Eric Dane a.k.a. Dr. Mark Sloan is leaving Grey’s Anatomy

AMC has canceled “The Killing” after two seasons

After much drama the entire cast of Modern Family has re-signed for the next season after a number of holdouts

Louis starring comedian Louis CK has been renewed for a fourth season on FX

FX networks has ordered more episodes of Russell Brand’s comedy talk show Brand X (which is pretty good if you haven’t seen it)

Martin Sheen will join Charlie on Anger Management. Series has been renewed for 90 more episodes to be shot in quick succession

Mark Valey a.k.a. Christopher Chance will play a new love interest for Dana Delaney on Body of Proof

Showtime has renewed cancer drama The Big C for a final season of just four episodes

America Horror Story has been retitled “America Horror Story: Asylum”

Fox has renewed Master Chef for a fourth season

Sharon Osbourne has tweeted hints that she’s leaving America’s Got Talent after this season. Probably because her son has MS

ABC has preemptively canceled Fred Willard’s improv show after his arrest for lewd behavior

Vince Vaughn is developing a reboot of The Brady Bunch for CBS

CBS is canceled a dating show titled “3” after just “2” episodes. I guess it didn’t live up to its name.

Anderson Cooper’s daytime talk show is changing its name from “Anderson” to “Anderson Live” and will change format and include rotating cohosts

A new series premieres this month on BBC America titled Copper about New York police during the American Civil War.

BBC America will also coproduced a new series titled The Musketeers to premiere in 2014

Former Doctor Who star Christopher Eccleston will play the villain Malekith The Accursed in Thor 2

Universal Studios is working on a remake of Endless Love

CBS is suing ABC claiming that “The Glass House” is a ripoff of its reality show Big Brother

No host or producer has been hired for the Oscars. Jimmy Fallon and Lorne Michaels turned it down

M Knight Shyamalan will write and produce a pilot for SyFy Channel titled “Proof” about a billionaire who offers a reward to anyone who can prove life after death

Tom Cruise is the highest-paid actor at $75 million per pic

AMC announced The Walking Dead season will premiere October 14

Tom Arnold roasted his wife Rosanne Barr in the Comedy Central roast which will air August 12

British actor Peter O’Toole says he’s retiring from acting. I didn’t know he was still alive.

The third part of the Hunger Games trilogy will be split into two movies in 2014/2015

Peter Jackson announced that there will now be three hobbit movies not 2 as originally planned

TNT has renewed Falling Skies for season 3!

Alex Trebek has recovered from a heart attack is back on set at Jeopardy

BBC America series “The Hour” will return in November for a second season. Sort of like HBO’s The Newsroom only set in the early 1960s. Excellent show.





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