17 items from 2014
Elevators. Relationships. Conversations with other human beings in general. As evidenced by Tuesday’s series premiere of USA Network’s Benched, none of these things are lawyer Nina Whitley’s strengths.
Fortunately — for the viewers, at least — her failures are spectacularly entertaining.
After being passed over for partner at her corporate firm — by a less-qualified, larger-breasted friend, no less — Nina (Happy Endings‘ Eliza Coupe) unleashes the proverbial Kraken, telling off every single one of her co-workers with the kind of speech most hard-working, under-appreciated Americans only dream of. »
Nina Whitley, the main lawyer on USA Network’s new legal sitcom Benched — premiering Tuesday at 10:30/9:30c — isn’t someone you’d necessarily choose to have in your corner. Then again, she probably wouldn’t want to help you, either.
Erstwhile Killer Woman Tricia Helfer is trying on Suits for size.
Helfer will play Evan Smith, Mike and Harvey’s opposing counsel in a huge class action case. Although the two sides exchange blows, Harvey’s first instinct may be to exchange numbers with her.
The episode will air during the second half of the show’s fourth season, which is slated to kick off in early 2015.
Helfer will »
NBC’s “Bewitched” sequel will focus on Samantha’s granddaughter The new series will revolve around single 20-something Daphne, Tabitha’s daughter and Samantha’s granddaughter, who can conjure up everything except for real love. Christina Ricci to reprise her “Lizzie Borden” role for a 6-episode Lifetime series The "Lizzie Borden Took An Ax” movie star will return with "Lizzie Borden: The Fall River Chronicles,” which will also feature the return of Clea DuVall. “Supernatural” may try making another backdoor spinoff, but over multiple episodes Instead of using one hour to introduce the spinoff’s new characters, they may be introduced over the course of several episodes. Click Read Full Post For More “The Daily Show’s” Austin "Democalpyse 2014: South by South Mess” details revealed Next week, Jon Stewart’s guests will include Texas gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis, Congressman Joaquin Castro and a performance by Spoon. “Mad Men »
- Norman Weiss
From Red John to little green men?
Righetti will play Madeline, younger sister of Katie (played by The Walking Dead‘s Sarah Wayne Callies) and mom of a diabetic child who needs insulin. From the character breakdown, it seems like Madeline will do whatever is necessary to take care of her family.
The part is Righetti’s first regular role since »
According to a recent report from TV Line, the Mentalist season 7 peeps have casts this stunningly beautiful actress, Josie Loren (left), to play a new FBI agent, named Michelle Vega. Michelle is described as being the newest addition to Patrick Jane’s FBI crew. She’s a rookie fresh out of the FBI Academy that's eager, ambitious, and hungry to learn, but she’s never heard of Patrick and knows nothing about his methods or his past, and has a skeptical eye on his unorthodox, rule-busting ways. She will be recurring a lot with an option of becoming a season regular to replace Owain Yeoman aka Wayne Rigsby and Amanda Righetti aka Grace Van Pelt, who left the show this past Spring 2014. Josie Loren's acting credits include a role in Make It Or Break It. The new season 7 is due to premiere sometime in the 2014-2015 midseason. »
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Loren will play Michelle Vega, the newest addition to Patrick Jane’s FBI crew. She’s a rookie fresh out of the FBI Academy: eager, ambitious, hungry to learn. She’s never heard of Jane, knows nothing of his methods or past, and casts a skeptical eye on his unorthodox, rule-busting ways.
Loren — whose deal includes a series regular option — will partly fill »
Audrina Patridge, who has been looking for a second act ever since her days on reality show “The Hills,” may finally have found one. Would you believe sexy pinup? Patridge, 29, invited Esquire’s “Me in My Place” photographer over, and well, she looks smokin’ hot at home. The popular feature has visited the pads of such Hollywood sirens as Claire Coffee of NBC’s “Grimm,” Amanda Righetti of “The Mentalist” and “The Wolf of Wall Street’s Margot Robbie. [...] »
The show was in danger of being cancelled but CBS has decided to renew The Mentalist for a seventh season.
On The Mentalist, the Red John mystery is over and the very observant Patrick Jane (Simon Baker) continues to help solve other cases in Texas. Also starring in the show are Robin Tunney, Tim Kang, Owain Yeoman, Amanda Righetti, Emily Swallow, and Rockmond Dunbar.
There's no word on the episode order for season seven as yet but it will likely be for 13 installments, which will wrap up the series.
What do you think? Are you glad to hear that The Mentalist is coming back for a seventh season? Do you think this should be the end?
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Last month, CBS renewed most of TV shows from the 2013-14 season. One series that was conspicuously missing from the list was The Mentalist. Does this mean that the show has been cancelled or, could it still return for a seventh season?
Starring Simon Baker, Robin Tunney, Tim Kang, Owain Yeoman, and Amanda Righetti, The Mentalist debuted in 2008 and was an immediate hit for the network, drawing an average of a 3.8 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 16.94 million viewers. The second season dropped to a still healthy 3.4 in the demo and 15.35 million. Unfortunately, The Mentalist has continued to lose viewers each subsequent year.
In 2012, the network opted to do what they've done in the past with other declining established shows -- they sent The Mentalist to the Sundays at 10pm timeslot. Because of frequent sports-related overruns, numerous episodes of »
The Mentalist family is down two members. While their impending departures from the CBS series was first reported in August, before the sixth season even premiered, Amanda Righetti and Owain Yeoman's final episode as series regulars didn't air until Sunday, March 23. Righetti and Yeoman, who have been with the show since it began in 2008, play special agents Grace Van Pelt and Wayne Rigsby, the show's fan favorite couple who wed in the season five finale, so viewers have been anxious to see how their story ends. So did both Rigsby and Van Pelt make it out of "White as the Driven Snow," which began with Van Pelt kidnapped and in some serious danger, alive? Warning, spoilers »
[Warning: This article contains major spoilers from Sunday's episode of The Mentalist. Read at your own risk!]
Wayne Rigsby and Grace Van Pelt have left the building — for good.
"I feel very satisfied that we gave the characters the conclusion that we did," Yeoman tells TVGuide.com. "We chose both the most satisfying but also the most practical way of ending their characters."
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- Liz Raftery
Sunday's (March 23) episode, "White as the Driven Snow," will be the last episode for their characters, and they're not going out quietly. Van Pelt (Righetti) was kidnapped at the end of last week's show, and Sunday's episode centers on Rigsby's (Yeoman) and Jane's (Simon Baker) frantic search for her.
"It's a very dynamic episode," Yeoman tells TV Guide. "I think our show pushed the envelope. ... It felt very different than what we've done."
Rigsby and Van Pelt's exits were set up earlier in the season: In the two-year time jump that followed the conclusion of the Red John story and the dismantling of the Cbi, the couple moved into the private sector and had a baby. They've been »
The Mentalist is officially saying goodbye to Wayne Rigsby and Grace Van Pelt.
"It's a very exciting opportunity, I think, for fans to say their goodbyes to two beloved characters," Yeoman tells TVGuide.com about the episode. "It's a very dynamic episode. I think our show pushed the envelope. ... It felt very different than what we've done."
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- Liz Raftery
NBC is really liking the Windy City. Dick Wolf's Chicago Fire and Chicago Pd, the recently-launched spinoff, were both picked up for next season the network announced on Wednesday. Also renewed for the 2014-15 season? Grimm, which was picked up for a fourth season. "It's official!! #ChicagoPD will be back for Season 2," Chicago Pd star Sophia Bush tweeted. "Thank you all so much for watching and loving this show that we love to make for you!! #GetYourCPDon" The Chicago renewals come hot on the heels of the news that The Mentalist's Amanda Righetti is heading to both shows in a major role, with sources exclusively telling us they are hearing rumblings of another »
The Mentalist star Amanda Righetti is taking a trip to Chicago. I can exclusively reveal that the actress will be guest starring as a pediatrician on upcoming crossover episodes of Chicago Fire and Chicago P.D. A source tells me there's even been some chatter about a Righetti heading up an ensemble cast for another series, Chicago M.D., about a Windy City hospital. While another source says there are no plans for a doctors-based show, we can't help but think it's a great idea. Chicago Fire and Chicago P.D. have been mega-successes for NBC and series creator Dick Wolf, so why not expand the franchise? Chicago Fire is currently in its second season. The all-hottie cast includes Lady Gaga's »
Amanda Righetti, best known for her role as Grace Van Pelt on “The Mentalist,” eases out of her clothes and kicks back at home in a new photo spread for “Me and My Place.” Could she look any sexier… or more relaxed. The 30-year-old actress and model landed on the crime drama in 2008. But TNT confirmed that Righetti would be leaving the show after the sixth season. [...] »
17 items from 2014
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