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Today’s Shows: Thursday, February 28th 2013

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The CW Moves Cult to Fridays

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Is this the beginning of the end for Cult?

After airing only two episodes, The CW has moved Cult to Fridays beginning March 8 at 9/8c. Encore episodes of Beauty and the Beast will air in Cult‘s old timeslot beginning Tuesday, March 5 at 9/8c.

The series, which stars Matt Davis as an investigative journalist searching for his brother that got caught up with the diehard fans of the fictional TV series “Cult,” debuted to a mere 860,000 viewers and a 0.3 rating, jumping to 880,000 viewers for its second outing.

Categories: CW

Pilot Scoop: Rules of Engagement’s David Spade to Star in ABC’s Bad Management

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David Spade is about to experience Bad Management.

The Rules of Engagement star has been cast as a lead in ABC’s comedy pilot, TVLine has learned.

The single-camera project centers on a slightly self-centered female boss at a high end luxury goods department store who finds her ways challenged when the boss’s son Tobias Jr. — played by Spade — comes to town and makes youth and sex the new company focus.

Rachael Harris (Notes From the Underbelly) also joins the potential series as Linda, one of the department store’s employees.

Spade currently stars as Russell in CBS’ utility player Rules, which avoided cancellation last year despite a constantly shifting timeslot. He’s also known for his roles on Saturday Night Live, 8 Simple Rules and Just Shoot Me!.

Categories: :: Pilot Season, ABC:

Arrow 1×17 Extended Promo “The Huntress Returns” (HD)

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Categories: CW: The Arrow

The Americans 1×06 Promo “Trust Me” (HD)

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Categories: FX: The Americans

Nashville 1×15 Promo “When You’re Tired of Breaking Other Hearts” (HD)

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Categories: ABC: Nashville

Supernatural 8×17 Promo “Goodbye Stranger” (HD)

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Categories: CW: Supernatural

Once Upon a Time 2×15 Sneak Peek #4 “The Queen Is Dead”

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Categories: ABC: Once Upon A Time

Once Upon a Time 2×15 Sneak Peek #3 “The Queen Is Dead”

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Categories: ABC: Once Upon A Time

Once Upon a Time 2×15 Sneak Peek #2 “The Queen Is Dead”

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Categories: ABC: Once Upon A Time

Arrow 1×17 Promo “The Huntress Returns” (HD)

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Categories: CW: The Arrow

REVOLUTION: EP. 1.11 ENEMIES OF THE STATE “SNEAK PEEK”

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Categories: NBC: Revolution

Barabbas – Coming to Reelz Monday, March 25

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Categories: REELZ

Exclusive: Nashville Casts a Person of Interest as Deacon’s Enlightening New Love Interest

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Get out your pen, Rayna — you’re gonna want to write a song or two about this.

Nashville has cast Susan Misner as someone outside the music industry who catches Deacon’s eye, TVLine has learned exclusively.

Misner’s character is a new vet in town who’ll show up later this season and stick around for several episodes — long enough to show a lovelorn Deacon what his fixation on Ms. James might be costing him.

“For the first time, he’s interested in somebody who is very unlike Rayna and very unlike Juliette,” says series creator Callie Khouri. “It’s the first time we see him with a person that you go, ‘Wow, so that’s what his life would be like if he wasn’t the guitar player to the stars.”

Misner’s recent TV credits include Person of InterestThe FollowingThe Americans, Blue Bloods and The Good Wife.

Categories: ABC: Nashville

TVLine Items: Mistresses, Bachelorette, Teen Wolf Debut Dates, Boardwalk Adds Sex Alum and More

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ABC is finally making room in its lineup for Mistresses.

The sultry new soap — which stars Alyssa Milano (Charmed), Yunjin Kim (Lost), Rochelle Aytes (Work It) and newcomer Jes Macallan as four women balancing turbulent romantic and personal lives — is slated to launch Monday, May 27 at 10/9c.

The latest cycle of The Bachelorette, meanwhile, will begin Monday, May 20, with the identity of the titular love-seeker being revealed during The Bachelor‘s March 11 After the Final Rose special.

Over on MTV, Teen Wolf is set to debut the first half of its super-sized Season 3 on Monday, June 3 at 10 pm.

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

Ron Livingston (Sex and the City) has joined Boardwalk Empire‘s fourth season as a series regular, Deadline reports. He’ll play a wealthy out-of-towner who catches the eye of Gretchen Mol’s Gillian Darmody. HBO has also added Brian Geraghty (The Hurt Locker) to the drama’s cast as a prohibition agent newly relocated to Atlantic City.

• Voilà! Ben Stiller will reprise his role as Gob’s magician nemesis Tony Wonder in Netflix’s upcoming Arrested Development revival, EW.com reports.

• TNT is now offering the first six episodes of Dallas’ second season online — seven after Monday, March 4 — leading up to J.R. Ewing’s funeral (airing March 11).

• Animal Planet has ordered a fifth season of the dog rescue-centric Pit Bulls and Parolees, per TVGuide.com.

It’s Official: Scott M. Gimple Named New Walking Dead Showrunner, Replacing Glen Mazzara

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AMC is finally confirming what TVLine reported in early January: Scott M. Gimple will succeed Glen Mazzara as The Walking Dead‘s new showrunner.

Gimple will take over at the start of the show’s fourth season, which begins production on May 6.

Additionally, co-executive producer/ special effects makeup supervisor and director Greg Nicotero and Producer Tom Luse have been promoted to executive producers.

“Scott has been an essential part of this show since he came aboard at the very beginning of Season 2,” said series creator Robert Kirkman in a statement. “He’s contributed to guiding this show in a substantial way that has resulted in a lot of the key scenes and storylines fans have dubbed signature moments. I am thrilled to begin work on a brand new season of The Walking Dead with Scott at the helm, and I truly believe we could be embarking on what will be the best season of this show yet.”

Added Gimple: “I’m thrilled to continue the tradition of the spectacular, cinematic, horrifying, exciting and emotional storytelling of The Walking Dead. I’m a huge fan of the comics, and started with the show on the other side of the set, as an avid viewer. Over the past two years, it’s been an incredible privilege making such great television with the best cast and crew I’ve ever worked with – I can’t wait to make some more.”

Gimple has penned five Dead episodes, including this season’s “Hounded” and and last season’s midseason finale “Pretty Much Dead Already.”

Categories: AMC: The Walking Dead

Carrie Diaries Exclusive: Former Sex (and the City) Workers Cast in Multi-Episode Arcs

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Hopefully there’ll be no rift in the TV space-time continuum when a pair of Sex and the City alumnae join The CW’s freshman prequel dramedy The Carrie Diaries for multi-episode arcs.

Nadia Dajani (Ned and Stacey, The Big C) is joining the show as Deb, a feisty woman who begins dating Carrie’s widower dad Tom — but without his daughters’ knowledge. Dajani previously portrayed SATC‘s “pretzel girl” Nina Katz, who dated Aiden after he split from Carrie.

Meanwhile, Noelle Beck (As the World Turns, Cashmere Mafia), who played Mr. Big’s first wife Barbara in a Season 1 episode of SATC, has been cast as Sebastian’s sometimes absentee mother Ginny, a woman who flits in and out of her son’s life and isn’t afraid to share the intimate details of her romantic life with him.

What to Watch Tonight: Psych (Finally) Returns, Criminal Minds Stalk a Stalker, Arrow and More

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On TV this Wednesday: Get Psych‘d for another season with Gus and Shawn, the Criminal Minds turn the tables, the odds are ever in Modern Family‘s favor and Boston’s Finest walk the beat for TNT.

8 pm Arrow (The CW) | Oliver and Diggle learn that Deadshot is still alive – and his next target is Malcolm!

8 pm The Middle (ABC) | Jane Kaczmarek (Malcom in the Middle) returns as dental-assistant-school teacher Mrs. Armwood, whom Frankie needs to please in order to obtain a prime rotation spot.

9 pm Boston’s Finest (TNT) | Series premiere: Donnie Wahlberg (Blue Bloods) exec-produces this unscripted series about the men and women of the Boston Police Department.

9 pm Law & Order: SVU (NBC) | A rising star is beaten by her high-profile boyfriend, so the team goes to work to bring Chris Brown the abuser to justice. Jeffrey Tambor (Arrested Development) guest-stars.

9 pm Criminal Minds (CBS) | Is guest star Scott Grimes (ER) the stalker who’s been tracking the BAU’s every move? They seem to think so — and set out to prove it.

9 pm Modern Family (ABC) | The Hunger Games’ Elizabeth Banks returns as Cam and Mitch’s gal pal Sal, who’s got big news: She’s getting married – tomorrow! – and wants the guys to stand up for her. But though she’s thinking honeymoon, they’re thinking intervention.

10 pm Psych (USA Network) | Season 7 premiere: After Henry takes a bullet to the chest and is rushed to the hospital, a spiteful Shawn seeks revenge on the shooter and everyone else involved in the scandal.

10 pm CSI (CBS) | Several elite poker players get their chips cashed in early, so the CSIs deal themselves in — by investigating. David Cassidy (The Patridge Family) and Henry Ian Cusick (Lost) guest-star.

10 pm Chicago Fire (NBC) | Shay makes a decision about her future with Clarice; Severide’s dad clashes with Chief Boden over the death of their former colleague.

10 pm Top Chef (Bravo) | Season finale: Each finalist cooks his or her best five dishes in front of a studio audience. Will Kristen or Brooke be crowned Top Chef? (Already renewed.)

News Briefs: The CW Sets Finale Dates for Arrow and Everything Else

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THE END IS NEAR NEWS

… All good things must come to an end. CW shows must come to an end too. Haha, got you, CW. The network has announced the finale dates for its current programs, and it looks a little something like this:

Tuesday, May 7
8pm Hart of Dixie (possibly a series finale)

Monday, May 13
9pm 90210 (possibly a series finale)

Tuesday, May 14
9pm Cult (If it makes it that far)

Wednesday, May 15
8pm Arrow
9pm Supernatural

Thursday, May 16
8pm The Vampire Diaries
9pm Beauty and the Beast (possibly a series finale)

Friday, May 17
8pm Nikita (possibly a series finale)

[ TV Line ]

BUSINESS TIME

… CW, Schmee-W! What about MTV? When does Teen Wolf start? June 3! [ Deadline Hollywood ]

… TBS has ordered a new talk show to pair up with Conan . And it’s produced by… Conan! The untitled talk show will star comedian Pete Holmes and do all those things that late-night talk shows do, like sketches, man-on-the-street stuff, and interviews with celebs who won’t appear on Conan . TBS is asking for a four-week test run to air after Conan this fall. [TBS via press release]

… Take every psychotropic drug you have in front of you before you read about this new script that Sons of Anarchy creator Kurt Sutter and Hell on Wheels ‘ John Shiban have in the works at FX. Called Lucas Stand , the sci-fi supernatural horror drama centers on a former special ops soldier who time-travels and kills demons that escaped from Hell. Not sure if want. As of now, FX is only asking for a script. [FX via press release]

… Nickelodeon has renewed Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles for a third season. The kid’s network has also ordered to series Breadwinners , which looks like it was made by drugs on drugs. [Nickelodeon via press release]

CASTING NEWS 


Pushing Daisies star Lee Pace will star in AMC’s drama pilot Halt & Catch Fire , about the computer boom of the 1980s. Pace will play a tech visionary whose ideas conflict with the big computer corporations of the day. Also starring is Mackenzie Davis, who will play a computer whiz. [ Deadline Hollywood ]

… Former Crush Alicia Silverstone is headed to the network where former hotties can find work, Lifetime. Silverstone will play the lead in the pilot HR , about a human resources boss who changes her attitude on corporate practices after she gets hit in the head. It’s like Enlightened but less awesome. [ Deadline Hollywood ]

… FX’s American Horror Story has added Kathy Bates to its cast. Bates will play a friend of Jessica Lange’s who turns into her enemy. It still won’t be as scary as  Harry’s Law . Yep, I’m taking cheap shots at  Harry’s Law . [ TV Line ]

… Martin Short, come on down to NBC! The actor will play a game-show host in a comedy pilot starring John Mulaney as a writer who pens the host’s jokes. [ THR ]

Pitch Perfect ‘s Brittany Snow has joined Fox’s comedy pilot To My Future Assistant . The show follows a group of assistants at a New York law firm, and Snow will play the most ambitious of the assistants. [ EW ]

Pilot Scoops: Mindy Project’s Amanda Setton Is Crazy, Patrick Fugit Gets Reckless and More

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Former Mindy Project actress Amanda Setton has rebounded with a role in CBS’ comedy pilot Crazy Ones, TVLine has learned.

From David E. Kelley, the project stars Robin Williams and Sarah Michelle Gellar as a pair of father/daughter owners of an ad agency. Setton — whose other credits include One Life to Live and Gossip Girl — plays a copy editor at the company.

In other pilot casting news…

• Patrick Fugit — best known for his starring role in Almost Famous – has nabbed the lead in the ABC drama Reckless. He’ll play David, a resourceful problem solver doing all he can to free his wife, who has been unjustly imprisoned overseas during a political uprising. When stymied by an overly diplomatic U.S. government, he’s forced to consider questionable tactics to secure her release.

CBS’ comedy pilot Super Clyde has cast Justine Lupe (Harry’s Law) as Rupert Grint’s older sister, Faith. The prospective series, from Raising Hope EP Greg Garcia, follows a fast food worker (Grint) who decides to become a super hero.

Erik Jensen (CSI) will co-star opposite Jason Lee in CBS’ Second Sight, a drama project centering on a New Orleans detective concealing an ocular disorder that causes him to have horrifying anxiety dreams and hallucinations.

ABC’s untitled John Leguizamo comedy has added Luke Ganalon (Don’t Trust the B—- In Apartment 23) to its cast. The potential series is based on the actor-comedian’s life as a husband, father and fish out of water on the Upper West Side of New York.

Categories: :: Pilot Season
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