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Most Anticipated TV Shows of 2012

29 December 2011 6:48 AM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

The major three networks, ABC, CBS and NBC all have new and returning shows for the 2012 season. In addition, the CW and Fox networks both offer a slate of interesting series that have the potential to really grab the viewers attention. Some of the best original programming can be seen on the cable networks so now is a good time to check out a service like satellite911.com so you don’t miss out on these exciting new shows.

Scandal

This show has all the makings of a great nighttime soap opera. Olivia Pope, played by Kerry Washington, is a high-powered “fixer”. After leaving the White House, she opens her own firm in an effort to start a new career and personal life. The former medial relations consultant is called on again to protect the President. Yet the past comes back to haunt her when it becomes clear that her »

- Guest

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Exciting Sherlock Series Two Trailer Released

23 December 2011 8:13 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

The buzz is building for the triumphant return of Sherlock for second mini-series on New Years Day. Mark Gatiss and Doctor Who head honcho Steven Moffatt reinvented the legendary detective by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle for the modern viewer with Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock and Martin Freeman as his indispensable colleague Doctor John Watson.

On the Beeb on 1st January 2012, it kicks off with A Scandal in Belgravia followed by Hound of the Baskervilles and The Reichenback Fall. This trailer has massive scope, ideas and action and…bring in on!

Sherlock is once again directed by Paul McGuigan who’s famed for Push and Lucky Number Slevin.

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- Dan Bullock

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First Official Promo Images from the BBC’s Sherlock Holmes Season 2

7 December 2011 10:06 AM, PST | Beyond Hollywood | See recent Beyond Hollywood news »

Here are your first official looks at the cast of the BBC’s “Sherlock” TV series, not to be confused with the Guy RitchieSherlock Holmes” movies, or the “Sherlock Holmes” TV series that NBC is, for whatever reason, attempting to adapt for American TV. The first promos also include your first look at actress Lara Pulver as Irene Adler in costume from the upcoming Season 2. Or Series 2 as they say Across the Pond. Sherlock Holmes and Watson (Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman) return in the episode “A Scandal in Belgravia” sometime next year. Pulver will play Adler, the woman who beguiles the brilliant British Detective. Showrunner Steven Moffat wrote the script, with Paul McGuigan directing. Like Season 1, Season 2 will feature 3 TV movies, with “The Hounds of Baskerville” and “The Reichenbach Fall” following after “Belgravia”, which will introduce Adler into the Holmes-verse »

- Nix

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TV News: CSI, Arrested, ABC, Who

19 November 2011 11:33 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

CSI

Elisabeth Shue has joined the cast of CBS’ veteran crime drama "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" as the new female lead opposite Ted Danson. Her first appearance will be on the February 15th episode.

Shue's character is fresh off an anger management course, amid rumors that D.B. Russell (Danson) fired her when she worked for him in Seattle.

Shue steps in to succeed Marg Helgenberger, whose Catherine Willows character is departing in January but is expected to return for occasional guest spots. [Source: Deadline]

Arrested Development

Netflix has won the deal to pick up the new episodes of previously cancelled Fox series "Arrested Development" to air in early 2013.

There is no word yet as to how many episodes Netflix will order. The entire cast is expected to return for the episodes which would precede a movie adaptation. [Source: The Los Angeles Times]

ABC

ABC has announced the midseason premiere dates for its new and returning shows with some big surprises. »

- Garth Franklin

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'Cougar Town' missing in ABC midseason schedule

19 November 2011 6:28 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

ABC has unveiled its midseason schedule, with several changes for 2012. Cougar Town is missing from the lineup, despite being expected to return in the midseason period. Deadline reports that the Courteney Cox comedy has been reduced from 22 to 15 episodes, and will return in March instead. Pan Am - at one point expected to be picked up for a full season - has been replaced by Kristin Chenoweth's Good Christian Belles. Work It replaces comedy Man Up, while thriller series The River also premieres. Don't Trust the Bitch in Apartment 23 and Shonda Rhimes drama Scandal are also omitted from the schedule. > Community pulled, 30 Rock returns in NBC midseason (more) »

- By Tom Eames

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ABC midseason: 'Cougar Town' not scheduled yet, dates for 'Gcb' and 'The River'

18 November 2011 3:16 PM, PST | Zap2It - From Inside the Box | See recent Zap2It - From Inside the Box news »

The biggest thing in the midseason schedule ABC announced Friday (Nov. 18) -- for us, at least -- is what isn't there: The network hasn't scheduled the return of "Cougar Town" or the Shonda Rhimes-produced drama "Scandal" yet.

What it does have, though, is premiere dates for cross-dressing comedy "Work It" and the buzzed-about dramas "The River" and "Gcb," along with (shudder) "Celebrity Wife Swap." First-year comedy "Man Up!," meanwhile, will be off the schedule come January.

"Work It," whose pilot drew rather large doses of critical bile over the summer, will take over the "Man Up!" timeslot at 8:30 p.m. Et Tuesdays starting Jan. 3. Also premiering that night is "Celebrity Wife Swap," which will fill the "Dancing With the Stars" results show spot for five weeks before yielding to "The River," a creepy drama about the search for a missing explorer on the Amazon.

The 9 o'clock Tuesday spot »

- editorial@zap2it.com

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ABC midseason plans revealed: 'The River,' 'Gcb,' 'Shark Tank' ... but some shows are missing

18 November 2011 2:46 PM, PST | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

ABC just announced its midseason lineup, which includes the start of new thriller The River, the return of Shark Tank and … a few missing shows.

There’s no word yet on when Shonda Rhimes’ next drama Scandal starring Kerry Washington will debut, or for that matter, when Cougar Town will return (anybody who’s a fan of Cougar Town and Community is having a bad week). Another key omission: New comedy Don’t Trust the B— in Apartment 23 — which is most assuredly a priority for the network, so there’s likely another round of dates coming before too long.

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- James Hibberd

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ABC's Midseason Schedule Announced: Where's Cougar Town?!

18 November 2011 2:36 PM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

The Cul-de-sac Crew remains banished to ABC’s wine cellar.

The Alphabet network has unveiled its midseason schedule and, shockingly, it doesn’t include any mention of the on-the-bench Cougar Town.

It does, however, include premiere dates for new dramedy Gcb (which will replace Pan Am on Sundays at 10 pm beginning in March) and the creepy thriller The River (airing Tuesdays at 9 , beginning Feb. 7) — so there’s that.

TVLine Presents Your Guide to Fall Finale and Winter Return Dates

Other key scheduling shifts:

* New cross-dressing comedy Work It will replace the (essentially) canceled Man Up on Tuesdays at 8:30 pm beginning Jan. »

- Michael Ausiello

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How Tall is Kareem Abdul-Jabbar - Is Bob Barker the Longest Running Game Show Host?

10 November 2011 12:38 PM, PST | National Ledger | See recent National Ledger news »

Questions and answers: How is Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's health - is he cancer free and just how tall is he? Cathy C. - Milwaukee.   Dear Cathy: The former NBA center is 7' 2" tall and he says he is healthy.  In February 2011, Abdul-Jabbar announced via Twitter that his leukemia was gone and was "100% cancer free" and later clarified,  "You're never really cancer-free and I should have known that.  He added: "My cancer right now is at an absolute minimum. More celebrity Q&A below from Ask Stacy including questions about Kerry Washington and game show hosts Pat Sajak, Alex Trebek and Bob Barker answered by Stacy Jenel Smith.  - Ed. Dear Stacy: I watched the 2004 movie "Ray" recently and was not only blown away by Jamie Foxx's amazing performance as Ray Charles, but I also liked Kerry Washington, who played Ray's wife. Can you tell me where else we »

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Kerry Washington is Broomhilda in ‘Django Unchained’

26 October 2011 10:30 AM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

[1] And there you have it, folks. For the past several months we've watched as Quentin Tarantino filled seemingly every single role in his Django Unchained except the key character of Django's wife Broomhilda -- but the part remains empty no more. Kerry Washington has landed the female lead in the "Southern-fried spaghetti Western," in which she'll star opposite Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio, and many others. More details after the jump. The character of Broomhilda is integral to the film, as it's her horrible suffering that indirectly sets the rest of the plot in motion. The story sees Django (Foxx) teaming up with German dentist-turned-bounty hunter Dr. King Schultz (Waltz) to free Broomhilda from evil plantation owner Calvin Candie (DiCaprio). Washington's casting doesn't come as a huge surprise, as she's been rumored for months; Deadline [2] writes that Tarantino had her in mind since the beginning. However, Tarantino also flirted »

- Angie Han

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Bellamy Young to Play Hotch Love Interest on Criminal Minds?

17 October 2011 12:26 PM, PDT | TVfanatic | See recent TVfanatic news »

Actress Bellamy Young will guest in an upcoming episode of Criminal Minds as Beth, a museum curator who meets Hotch (Thomas Gibson) in the park while he’s training for triathalon.

Showrunner Erica Messer has teased a new romance for one of the agents this season, but has offered few details on who it is. This would appear to be a pretty good guess, however.

Messer has also hinted that she wanted this season to see a new beginning for Hotch, whose ex-wife was killed a few season ago. Might that new beginning come in the form of Beth?

Young may be familiar from CSI: Miami, Scrubs and other shows.

“Hotch has been going through the motions of raising a child as a single working parent and mourning the loss of a great love,” she told Entertainment Weekly last month.

“Even though he and Haley were divorced, she was his first love, »

- matt@tvfanatic.com (TV Fanatic Staff)

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'Criminal Minds' scoop: Former 'Dirty Sexy Money' star to guest as [Spoiler]'s love interest

17 October 2011 8:29 AM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

Love is in the air at the Bau! But for who?

Former Dirty Sexy Money star Bellamy Young will guest in an upcoming episode of Criminal Minds as Beth, a museum curator who meets Hotch (Thomas Gibson) in the park while he’s training for triathalon.

The episode also guest stars Charles S. Dutton, playing a boxing trainer at a Philadelphia gym.

Before the start of the season, showrunner Erica Messer teased a new romance for one of the agents, but declined to give details. She had also hinted, however, that she wanted this season to see a new beginning for Hotch, »

- Sandra Gonzalez

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Shonda Rhimes Casts Series of Favorites on Scandal

27 September 2011 12:37 PM, PDT | TVfanatic | See recent TVfanatic news »

When Shonda Rhimes premieres her next new series on ABC, fans of Private Practice and Grey's Anatomy will see many familiar faces. They will include:

Kate Burton (the late Ellis Grey) as Vice President Sally Hewitt. Jeff Perry (Meredith's father) as the president's chief of staff.  JoBeth Williams (Addison's mother) as a client of Kerry Washington's professional PR expert.

Scandal will premiere in February or March and centers around a crisis management firm. TV Fanatic was on the set this week and will have a slew of interviews and scoop about the show as it gets closer to airing. »

- matt@tvfanatic.com (TV Fanatic Staff)

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TVLine Items: Walking Dead Webisodes Come to Life, Terry O'Quinn Extends Hawaii Visit and More!

27 September 2011 11:34 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

AMC is launching a six-episode Walking Dead web series which will explore the backstory of zombiette Hannah, the infamous “bicycle girl” offed by Rick (Andrew Lincoln) in the gruesome series’ pilot episode. Fans will get to see Hannah before the apocalypse that changed her, as well as witness her ultimate demise.

All six installments debut Monday, Oct. 3 on amctv.com, leading up to the Oct. 16 premiere of The Walking Dead Season 2.

Ready for more of today’s TV dish? Well…

• Lost alum Terry O’Quinn, who just last week made his Hawaii Five-0 debut, has thus far extended his run »

- Megan Masters

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'Scandal': 'Grey's Anatomy' veteran Kate Burton joins Shonda Rhimes' new show

26 September 2011 4:24 PM, PDT | Zap2It - From Inside the Box | See recent Zap2It - From Inside the Box news »

Both of Meredith Grey's parents are moving to Washington, D.C.

Kate Burton, who played Mer's (Ellen Pompeo) brilliant, distant mother on "Grey's Anatomy," has joined ABC's midseason drama "Scandal" for a multi-episode run, the network says. Both shows are created by Shonda Rhimes.

"Scandal" centers on a Washington-based crisis consultant (Kerry Washington) who formerly worked for the president (Tony Goldwyn). Burton will play the vice president, whose politics are somewhat to the right of Goldwyn's character, a moderate Republican.

The part will reunite her with Burton with TV ex-husband Jeff Perry, who played Meredith's dad on "Grey's" and is a regular on "Scandal" as the president's chief of staff.

"Scandal" will also feature a couple other actors who have spent time in Shondaland. Series regular Katie Lowes has guest-starred on both "Grey's" and "Private Practice," as has recurring guest star Liza Weil (who's also married to "Private Practice" star Paul Adelstein). JoBeth Williams, »

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Emmys 2011: Jimmys (Fallon and Kimmel), 'Angels' and Gwyneth join presenter lineup

15 September 2011 3:57 PM, PDT | Zap2It - From Inside the Box | See recent Zap2It - From Inside the Box news »

A host of stars have joined the roster of presenters at the 63rd annual Primetime Emmys. The newly added crop includes a number of actors from yet-to-premiere new series, several Emmy nominees and three of the four guest-acting winners from last week's Creative Arts Emmys.

The lone guest acting winner not in the lineup for Sunday's (Sept. 18) show is Justin Timberlake, who won for hosting "Saturday Night Live" in May. Gwyneth Paltrow ("Glee"), Loretta Devine ("Grey's Anatomy") and Paul McCrane ("Harry's Law") will be in attendance.

The other presenters joining the previously announced ones are (deep breath):

"Prime Suspect" star Maria Bello

"Bones" lead David Boreanaz

Last year's host and a nominee this year, Jimmy Fallon

Jimmy Kimmel, Fallon's late-night buddy (they've been tweeting back and forth about presenting together)

"Charlie's Angels" stars Annie Ilonzeh, Minka Kelly and Rachael Taylor and executive producer Drew Barrymore

"The Kennedys" star Katie Holmes »

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A True Blood Enters Private Practice Season 5

15 September 2011 4:27 AM, PDT | Boomtron | See recent Boomtron news »

A True Blood Enters Private Practice Season 5

There’s some new blood entering ABC’s Private Practice in the form of Wes Brown, and it looks like his appearance will be an explosive one… although not as explosive as his role on HBO’s True Blood. Brown, who True Blood fans will recognize as Fellowship of the Sun suicide bomber Luke McDonald, is joining Dr. Addison Montgomery and the rest of the gang on Private Practice as Ryan.Ryan will be a recurring character in four episodes of the ABC drama, with his first appearance occurring on Episode 6 as a  character described by TVLine as “a handsome stranger who will figure into Amelia’s ongoing addiction storyline. And not necessarily in a good way.”

Private Practice premieres on September 29th.

In addition to stirring up trouble for Amelia, Brown, who was also in NBC’s Trauma, will also be showing up in the Sci-fi movie, »

- Marty Shaw

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TVLine Items: Sarah Paulson Enters Horror Story, CBS Renews Big Brother and More

14 September 2011 11:01 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Sarah Paulson has scared up a plum part in FX’s American Horror Story.

The Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip actress will play medium Billie Dean during a four-episode arc, reports E! Online. Most of her scenes will be opposite Jessica Lange as the nosy, peculiar neighbor to the Harmons.

The series, which hails from Glee creators Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk, revolves around the Harmon family — played by Dylan McDermott, Connie Britton and Taissa Farmiga — who move into a house with a haunted history.

Paulson’s past TV credits include Grey’s Anatomy, where she played young Ellis Grey, »

- Vlada Gelman

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Exclusive: True Blood Hunk Bites Into Juicy Private Practice Role

13 September 2011 1:55 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

A new man is about to enter Amelia’s life on ABC’s Private Practice — for better or perhaps for worse.

Wes Brown, whose TV credits include the role of True Blood‘s Luke McDonald and NBC’s Trauma, is joining the Thursday-night drama for a four-episode arc, TVLine has learned exclusively, playing Ryan, a handsome stranger who will figure into Amelia’s ongoing addiction storyline. And not necessarily in a good way.

Private Practice Scoop: Addison’s Got a Dirty Little Secret!

Private Practice boss Shonda Rhimes didn’t have to reach too far into her Rolodex to find »

- Matt Webb Mitovich

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ABC Buys Jenna Bans/Shonda Rhimes Legal Drama Project

12 September 2011 9:55 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Off the Map creator/executive producer Jenna Bans and executive producer Shonda Rhimes are teaming for a new ABC drama project created by Bans. The untitled legal drama centers on a young, idealistic defense attorney who, after being ignominiously fired from his high-powered Minneapolis law firm, struggles to start his own firm with an eclectic group of lawyer misfits, while starting to realize that he may have been fired from his old job because he got too close to a deadly cover-up. ABC Studios and Shondaland are producing, with Bans, Rhimes and Betsy Beers executive producing. Before she created Off the Map, Bans worked on Rhimes’ veteran medical drama Grey’s Anatomy and now serves as a co-executive producer on Rhimes’ midseason ABC drama Scandal. This marks Shondaland’s second ABC sale this season. Last month, the ABC Studios-based company set up Gilded Lillys, a 1895 drama written by The Nine co-creator Kj Steinberg. »

- NELLIE ANDREEVA

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