It’s time for all of the new fall shows to premiere as well as returning series. There was a link to a calendar in my previous installment of entertainment news and I’m posting daily updates on Facebook as well as writing reviews for some of the new shows.
In the links below read
Spoilers from Michael Ausiello dated September 11
Spoilers from Inside Line dated September 15
Interview with American Idol judges about what was right and wrong last season and looking forward to this season
TV critic Michael Slezak reviews Red Band Society.
Not in the links below but also of interest.
Discovery Channel is going to strand 2 rival US senators on a desert island for a reality show. It’s a shame they can’t find 25 more islands.
Although Longmire was just canceled by A&E it may not be dead. Producers are shopping it to Netflix and other streaming services.
USA announced the final six episode season of White-Collar will premiere November 6. Producers promise a “shocking” series finale.
TNT has renewed Murder in the First for a 10 episode second season.
Luke Perry is joining CSI: Cyber in a recurring role that might become permanent
Former Community star Gillian Jacobs will star in “Love” a half-hour sitcom produced by Judd Apatow for Netflix.
Former cast member Bill Hader will return to SNL but this time as host on October 8.
Darrell Hammond will replace the late Don Pardo as announcer for SNL. It was revealed that he has been doing a Don Pardo impersonation with the real guy was unavailable due to age and/or illness.
Able Teller son of Jax on SOA is one lucky dude. His preschool principle will be Alicia Coppola and his teacher will be Courtney Love.
FX has renewed “Tyrant” for season 2. I never watched it
CBS has given series commitment to an hour long drama Supergirl. No casting news yet.
RIP 7 foot 2 inch actor Richard Kiel best known for playing “Jaws” in James Bond films and tall aliens in a variety of shows. One week short of his 75th birthday.
AMC has renewed arm wrestling reality series “Game of Arms” for Season 2.
ABC has acquired the rights to da Vinci code author Dan Brown’s “Digital Fortress” with a put pilot commitment. I thought it was the least believable of Brown’s books.
AMC will coproduce a sci-fi series Humans with UK broadcaster channel 4 based on a Swedish series.
George Clooney will receive Golden Globes’ Cecil B DeMille award.
Universal is making another Jason Bourne film starring Matt Damon.
USA network has pushed action-adventure series “Dig” back to 2015 rather than this fall because it could not be filmed in Jerusalem with all of the Gaza conflict going on. It has been moved to Croatia and Mexico for filming. An FBI agent investigates the death of an archaeologist and uncovers a 2000 year old conspiracy.
Discovery Channel will air Nik Wallenda attempt to walk a tight rope between skyscrapers in downtown Chicago November 2
Mark Feuerstein a.k.a. Hank Lawson on Royal Pains will recur in the season of Nurse Jackie
Fox has purchased the right to DC comics Lucifer
ABC is developing “LA Crime” a true crime series set throughout the history of LA
TNT has nabbed cable broadcast rights to five upcoming Marvel studios films including Avengers: Age of Ultron
Artist Roger Dean whose artwork as appeared on the album covers for Yes, Asia, and Uriah Heap has lost his suit against James Cameron in which he claimed Cameron stole his artwork as inspiration for floating mountains in Avatar. This is the fourth suit against Avatar that Cameron has won.
Bus side posters promoting Red Band Society have been pulled because of complaints. It wasn’t so much that they labeled “Coma Boy” as did I in my review but Octavia Spencer’s nurse character was labeled “Scary Bitch”. Prove you can make fun of the handicapped but not call a woman a bitch. Oh well.
E! Network will continue “Fashion Police” without Joan Rivers
TNT is making a four hour miniseries about Neil Armstrong titled “One Giant Leap”
Joan Rivers will appear in two episodes of the new season of Celebrity Apprentice premiere date unknown.
Cheryl Burke announced this will be her last season as a dance pro on Dancing with the Stars. She’s my favorite.
Matt Smith a.k.a. the 11th Doctor has joined the cast of “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies” in theaters in 2015
Sony pictures animation is making a CGI animated Popeye movie for 2016 release
X-Men character Deadpool will get his own movie in 2016