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They may be two very different shows on two different networks but Comedy Central's breakout sketch comedy series "Key & Peele" and USA's sports-psychologist drama "Necessary Roughness" have both been renewed for third seasons.
The Season 3 pickup is no surprise for "Key," which proved especially buzzworthy this election year thanks to the recurring "Obama Anger Translator" skits featuring Jordan Peele as Barack Obama and Keegan-Michael Key as his "anger translator" Luther.
The Season 3 pickup for USA's "Roughness," starring Callie Thorne, was less of a sure thing. »
Necessary Roughness is reportedly close to being renewed for a third season. The USA Network drama - currently midway through its second run - stars Callie Thorne as Dr. Dani Santino, a sports psychologist. A potential third season order would be for just ten episodes, down from season one's 12 and season two's 16, Deadline reports. Necessary Roughness launched with 4.67m viewers in June 2011, but an August 2012 airing saw the show hit a series low of 2.06m. The series is the last of USA's original series to have its future (more) »
- By Morgan Jeffery
Exclusive: I’ve learned that USA Network is finalizing a third-season renewal for drama Necessary Roughness. I hear its order will be for 10 episodes, down from 12 for Season 1 and 16 for the series’ current second season. Necessary Roughness stars Callie Thorne as New York Hawks sports-psychologist Dr. Dani Santino, who struggles with the threat of losing her practice while attempting to keep her personal life intact. Created by Elizabeth Kruger and Craig Shapiro, Necessary Roughness hasn’t been a breakout hit for USA but quickly developed a loyal audience and has been very consistent. The summer portion of its current second season premiered with 3 million viewers in June and wrapped with 2.9 million for the August finale. Necessary Roughness gets a significant DVR boost, with its Season 2 premiere viewership rising to 4.6 million in Live+7. The show’s five-episode winter season launches January 23. Necessary Roughness, which earned a Golden Globe nomination for Thorne, »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
90210 has booked a couple of unexpected guest stars.
First, according to TV Line, former NFL star Terrell Owens will cameo as himself on a February episode, stopping by a celebrity-laden charity event in Beverly Hills.
The ex-All Pro has experience on the small screen, via his own reality show and on a couple installments of Necessary Roughness.
90210 Promo: "The Con"
Elsewhere, Joey McIntyre will appear on an early 2013 episode as a music manager who gets involved with Dixon. Entertainment Weekly first reported this casting scoop.
90210, meanwhile, airs a new, sex tape-based hour next Monday night. Watch the official network promo for "The Con" above. »
- email@example.com (Matt Richenthal)
Casting is in full swing for 90210 season five, which began in October. The reboot series has scooped up several celebs for upcoming episodes. These guest stars include NFL star Terrell Owens and former New Kid on the Block band member Joey McIntyre.
TV loves Owens. He has taken a ride on the reality television wagon and now he’s all set to deliver a cameo on 90210 in February. The TVLine exclusive revealed his episode will include a huge charity event where celebrities, including Owens, will be in attendance.
Also headed to Beverly Hills is crooner Joey McIntyre. TV Line explained that McIntyre would also appear in a February episode. He’s playing a music manager on the rise toward fame who will have some business dealings with Dixon, portrayed by Tristan Wilds. The part shouldn’t be too much of a stretch for the singer.
Owens played himself in the football film, »
- Sasha Nova
90210 has drafted former NFL star Terrell Owens.
The footballer-turned-reality TV fixture will make a cameo in a February episode of the CW soap, TVLine has learned exclusively.
According to a 90210 insider, a celebrity-filled charity event brings Owens to Beverly Hills.
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90210 airs Mondays at 8/7c.
- Megan Masters
Pan Am actor Scott Cohen has joined the cast of The Carrie Diaries. The 50-year-old star will play an "Upper East Side father" on the Sex and the City prequel, according to E! Online. Cohen currently appears on USA's Necessary Roughness and has also featured in episodes of Castle, Hawaii Five-0 and Grey's Anatomy. Earlier in his career, the actor played roles on NYPD Blue, Gilmore Girls and Law & Order: Trial by Jury. The Carrie Diaries stars AnnaSophia Robb as a (more) »
- By Morgan Jeffery
Who needs a Bf when you have a Bff?! Sick of all the romance-related Gossip Girl scoop? You're in luck because we've got some scoop on the CW hit's friendship between Serena and Blair that should make fans of the besties pretty happy. Plus, we've got scoop on a new hottie coming to Once Upon a Time, two 90210 relationships, Arrow's softer side and more... Dana: I'm already so excited for The Carrie Diaries? Got any scoop on what we can expect? We can exclusively reveal that Gilmore Girls and Necessary Roughness alum Scott Cohen will be playing an Upper East Side father on the midseason CW series. Tricia: Any non-romance Gossip Girl scoop would be awesome! Two »
USA Network favorites White Collar, Suits, and Necessary Roughness are all set to return in January, the network announced Wednesday. One that won’t be coming back? Newcomer Common Law, which USA has canceled. Ted Linhart, USA’s Svp of research tweeted the news Wednesday afternoon: “I can confirm to those who have asked that we are not renewing Common Law. Thanks to all the fans who watched and expressed their support.”
- Laura Hertzfeld
Exclusive: Gaumont International Television, the independent TV studio behind upcoming series Hannibal on NBC and Hemlock Grove on Netflix, has signed a deal with ABC for another potential straight-to-series project, James Patterson’s Bennett. The drama, based on bestselling author James Patterson’s character Michael Bennett, has received a script- to 13-episode commitment, meaning ABC has ordered a script and if the network brass likes it, it will trigger a 13-episode order. Gaumont used the same model for Hannibal, which was written by Bryan Fuller. James Patterson’s Bennett will be written by Ildy Modrovich (Necessary Roughness), who will executive produce with Patterson. Patterson’s Bennett novels center on New York Detective Bennett, a character Patterson says was “inspired by the brave heroes of the NYPD”. The top-selling New York detective series of all time, it consists of five novels so far: Step On A Crack (2009), Run For Your Life »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
Elementary is certainly making a solid effort at casting its guest-starring roles for its freshman season by going out into the world and finding some truly great talent. All I have to do is mention the names Callie Thorne and Lisa Edelstein and you should immediately know who they are and what they’re famous for. Thorne is currently starring in USA Network’s Necessary Roughness, but she’s been guest-starring in major series like Law & Order: Svu for years, while Edelstein is, of course, known for the seven years she spent on House. And now the two actresses will bring their awesomeness to CBS’s modern Sherlock Holmes series, though they won’t, unfortunately, appear in the same episode.
According to TVLine, Thorne will guest as Captain Gregson’s former partner Terry D’Amico, a veteran NYPD detective. Her appearance comes about when she and the Captain are accused »
- Brody Gibson
Whoopi Goldberg's on her way to the creepiest building in New York City.
According to EW, the "View" host will guest star on ABC's "666 Park Avenue" as Maris Elder, a hypnotist who works to help Jane (Rachael Taylor) understand her connection to the mysterious building.
In other casting news...
- Leigh Weingus
House actress Lisa Edelstein has signed up to star in Elementary. The 46-year-old will appear in the Sherlock Holmes drama's seventh episode, TVLine reports. Edelstein will play Heather Vanowen, the CEO of a PR firm who meets Sherlock (Jonny Lee Miller) when her company is targeted in a bombing. Best known for her role as Dr. Lisa Cuddy on House, Edelstein has also appeared on The Good Wife and The West Wing. Callie Thorne - who currently stars in USA series Necessary Roughness - has also been cast on Elementary. Debuting in the show's sixth episode, her (more) »
- By Morgan Jeffery
Update: 1000 to 1: The Cory Weissman Story is scoring points with its castings. Beau Bridges (Max Payne), "Bones" actor Luke Kleintank, "Necessary Roughness" actress Hannah Marks, "Big Love" actress Cassi Thomson and "Hero Factory" actress Jean Louisa Kelly have joined the cast.
Sept. 12, 2012 - "Wizards of Waverly Place" actor David Henrie scored the inspirational sports drama 1000 to 1: The Cory Weissman Story. He'll get a real chance to show off his acting chops: it's a true story about a high school basketball star who suffers a stroke. The teen's wish is to participate in a basketball game just one more time, just to hold the ball in his hands as a part of a game. Michael Levin will direct the indie which starts production in Pennsylvania next month.
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Tara the Mom)
Elementary‘s Captain Gregson is in for a little bit of Roughness.
Her character, Terry D’Amico, is a veteran NYPD detective who shows up in Episode 6 amid discussion that she and the captain (Aidan Quinn) imprisoned the wrong man for a string of deadly home invasions years ago.
Prior to Roughness, Thorne played Jimmy’s widow Sheila on Rescue Me. »
- Kimberly Roots
According to TVLine, another person with a connection to the Wesen will be appearing on Grimm later this season.
Jason Gedrick has signed on to play Craig Wendell, a murderer currently on his last days on death row. His defense at his trial was that the act was self-defense against the two monsters that attacked him, something that didn't hold water in court and made the man look mentally disturbed in addition to dangerously violent. However, now that Hank has been filled in about the Wesen and everything that Nick's been going through as a Grimm, it might not be too late to save the man from an untimely (and unjust) execution.
But can the two detectives find a loophole to let him go free without having to bring talk of monsters and shape-shifting into it?
In addition to Gedrick's upcoming role, which will feature in an episode this fall, »
- Shilo Adams
Gedrick will play Craig Wendell, a murderer that Hank (Russell Hornsby) helped land on death row. But with only days until his sentence is carried out, Ferren’s claim that his crime was in self defense against a pair of “monsters” begins to sound less and less like the rantings of a lunatic to the man that put him away.
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- Michael Ausiello
Tune in alert for TV One's latest sitcom "The Rickey Smiley Show," which premieres Tuesday, Sept. 18 (9/8 c). The new series stars comedian and nationally syndicated radio personality Rickey Smiley, as well as stars singer/actor Ray J, comic J. Anthony Brown, Roz Ryan ("Amen"), Noree Victoria ("Necessary Roughness.) and Demetria McKinney (.Tyler Perry.s House of Payne.). From TV One "The Rickey Smiley Show" stars comedian and nationally syndicated radio personality Rickey Smiley. The new comedy is loosely based on Smiley's life as a radio personality and a single father trying to balance family life-having life- and a career in the spotlight. The series also stars singer/actor Ray J, veteran comic J. Anthony Brown, Roz Ryan ("Amen"), »
- April MacIntyre
The film follows four suicidal strangers who meet on New Year's Eve on the top of a London skyscraper and make a pact to stay alive and help each other. [Source: Variety]
10 Habits of Highly Effective People
The story centers on ten executives secretly meeting to sell off their company, and being murdered one by one. [Source: Variety]
- Garth Franklin
What happens when the fixer needs fixing?
That's the question heading in to tonight's season finale of Necessary Roughness, as star Callie Thorne let us in on some of the struggles Dr. Dani will face as the summer season closes on "All the King's Horses."
Dr Dani may have the answers for her patients, but when it comes to her personal life, things aren't so easy.
"As we head into the season finale... every which way she turns, it feels like a question and she can't answer them," the actress told me in a conference call. "But we finally see her reach out for help."
So it appears that the Hawks' favorite therapist decides to see a therapist.
"Peter MacNicol, who plays her therapist, is genius. I don't want to give anything away but the therapy scenes are really eye opening."
Thorne is willing to give some insight into Dani's inner psyche, »
- email@example.com (Christine Orlando)
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