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.

 

 

 

 


Your August Calendar: NBC’s Fall TV Sneak Peek, Plus More Than 75 Other Premieres and Finales


Fall TV: ABC Announces Premiere Dates — Which Launches Are Being Held for October?


Ask Ausiello: Scoop on Grey’s, Parenthood, Castle, Vampire Diaries, Horror Story and More!


Ask Ausiello: Spoilers on HIMYM, Community, Good Wife, Castle, Vampire Diaries and More!


Dancing With the Stars Cast Revealed: All-Stars Going for a Second Shot at Mirrorball Glory Are…


Doctor Who Season 7 Preview: Dinosaurs on a Spaceship! Weeping Angels! Fiver Song!


‘Doctor Who’ star Matt Smith previews the new season — plus an exclusive behind-the-scenes photo


‘Doctor Who’ exec producer Steven Moffat talks Time Lord film rumors: ‘That was all some weird fantasy’


Mariah Carey joins ‘American Idol’


‘Doctor Who’: ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ creator Shonda Rhimes talks about her ‘psychotic’ love for the Time Lord


Where are those promised ‘Avatar’ sequels?

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