Here’s your entertainment news for the week…
If you’ve been watching Million Second Quiz since you are a reader of this blog you could correctly answer the question that the name of Jurassic Park 4 was “Jurassic World” and that Tina Fey will host the opening week of SNL. If you win the contest you only an additional $10 per question. Had I written this week’s blog earlier you also would’ve known the question that Bob Newhart won his first Emmy as guest actor in a comedy series for his hilarious performance on Big Bang Theory. Much deserved by the way.
Probably the biggest news of the week is that AMC network is developing a new spinoff series for “the Walking Dead”scheduled to launch in 2015. It will be set in the same world as the current series. Creator Robert Kirkman will executive produce. He’s looking forward to creating new characters not linked directly to the storyline of his comic book series.
In the links below read about
List of creative arts Emmys already awarded. (Main broadcast Saturday night)
Streaming service Hulu has a deal with BBC four 144 shows including Doctor Who, Sherlock
Former Enterprise helmsman George Takei has a new YouTube series explaining technology that’s pretty good
Matt’s Inside Line spoilers for September 12
Saturday Night Live new cast members revealed includes AT&T (More Is Better) interviewer Beck Bennett
Postmortem interview with Covert Affairs producers about midseason finale and the second half of the season
Postmortem interview with Suits producers about midseason finale in the second half of the season
Details about new werewolf series titled “Bitten” to air on SyFy Channel in 2014
Daily Show’s Jon Stewart rips CNN for goofy coverage of Navy yard shooting. Must-see video.
Not in the links below but also of interest
CBS has renewed Big Brother for season 16
Fox new comedy “Enlisted” scheduled to premiere in November has been pushed to January
Christine Baranski will reprise her role as Leonard’s mother on an upcoming Big Bang Theory
Former Glee star Grant Gustin will play The Flash the upcoming season of Arrow. No word yet if he’ll sing
Karate Kid nemesis William Zabka will play himself again on an episode of How I Met Your Mother
Cecily Strong who plays “the girl you wish you had to start a conversation with at a party” on SNL has been promoted to weekend update coanchor along with Seth Meyers
James Tupper love Grays Anatomy is joining the ABC midseason drama Resurrection for a multi-episode arc
The Emmys “In Memoriam” feature will have extended attributes to James Gandolfini, Cory Monteith, Jean Stapleton, Gary David Goldberg, and Jonathan Winters
Ripped from the headlines The Good Wife are taking on the NSA. L&O: SVU will have an Anthony Weiner like character
Stockard Channing will return a few episodes on The Good Wife as Alicia’s mother
HBO has ordered to series a Post-Rapture drama titled The Leftovers created by Lost/OOAT creator Damon Lindelof
Our favorite Prison Break bad guy T-Bag a.k.a. Robert Knepper will guest star on NBC’s Blacklist
Jon Tenney who played Brenda’s husband Fritz on The Closer will guest star again on Major Crimes and will direct an episode.
Former soprano actress Emily Wickersham played AJ’s girlfriend will do three episodes of NCIS and may be Ziva’s replacement at some point.
James Firain who’s played baddies on True Blood and The White Queen among others will guest star on Sleepy Hollow
Creator of Sons of Anarchy and the Parents TV Council are having a fun time badmouthing one another over the opening episode of SOA
Rocker Iggy Pop will play the voice of The Caterpillar in Once upon a Time in Wonderland. Previous appearance was voiced by Roger Daltrey who was not available this time around.
Nathan Lane will return to The Good Wife reprising his role in a guest star for an episode or two
Rosie O’Donnell is joining ABC Family’s “The Fosters” in a recurring role
BBC America will have a TV movie called Burton and Taylor about Dick and Liz starring Dominic West and Helena Bonham Carter
Brad Garrett will join Robin Williams on “The Crazy Ones” for at least two episodes
The Final Season of Mad Men has been expanded to 14 episodes but will be split in half 2014/2015
Bill Clinton will appear on David Letterman for the ninth time
Weinstein Company has acquired the rights to the film called “The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby”. Maybe now we will find out where all the lonely people come from/belong.
ABC is developing an alternate history drama series set in current day America that lost the Revolutionary war to the British
Production on Castle has been delayed because of back problems of start Nathan Filion
Woody Allen will receive the Cecil B DeMille award at the Golden Globes on January 12, 2014
Discovery Channel will have a documentary about the salvage of the wrecked Costa Concordia this Friday
CBS scored a 15 year highest ratings for regular season NFL game with the Manning versus Manny game last week
Ex-Walking Dead star Laurie Holden has been cast with Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels in “Dumb and Dumber To” (that’s not a typo)
Transformers: Age of Extinction Will Open June 26, 2015 Starring Mark Wahlberg, Stanley Tucci, and Kelsey Grammer
Both NBC and CBS had to retract the name of the Navy Yard shooter after getting it wrong
Twilight hottie Christian Serratos will join The Walking Dead will play Rosita Espinoza from the comic series
Paramount is going to reboot the Terminator series with a new film to debut July 1, 2015
Lifetime network goes Sci-Fi. They order they pilot titled “The Lottery” set in a dystopian future where women can no longer have babies. Somehow they produce 100 fertilized embryos and a lottery decides who will be the surrogate mothers.
Aaron Eckhart will star in “I, Frankenstein” with Bill Nighy and Yvonne Strahovski in IMAX 3-D premiering January 24, 2014. Based on the graphic novel.
Showtime series Homeland is moving scenes to Morocco that were originally to be shot in Israel. Concerns about war in Syria (read poison gas) cited as reason.
Kelsey Grammer will join the cast of Expendables 3
RIP Richard Sarafian who directed the cult classic 1971 car chase film Vanishing Point as well and is several episodes of classic TV shows such as Batman, I spy, and 77 Sunset Strip
A four-hour miniseries Bonnie and Clyde will air simultaneously on Lifetime and History Channel December 8/9. Both networks owned by A&E
Actress Lily Collins has been named by McAfee antivirus as the most dangerous celebrity. If you Google her name you are more likely to get list of sites that will infect you with viruses than any other celebrity.