CBS Teases Upcoming Season Premieres of THE BIG BANG THEORY, THE GOOD WIFE, NCIS, PERSON OF INTEREST, and More

August 28, 2014 by  
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cbs-logoCBS has released teases for its returning shows’ upcoming season premieres.

Want to know what’s in store for your favorite shows? Keep reading…

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PERSON OF INTEREST: Michael Emerson and Kevin Chapman on the Show’s Future

August 28, 2014 by  
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PERSON OF INTEREST — which is, as far as I’m concerned, one of the best shows on television right now — isn’t a show that plays it safe: the showrunners have been adamant that anyone can die at any time (and they’ve stuck to that), and that this isn’t a show that’s destined to run for 200-plus episodes.

But what do the actors on the show think of all of that? Michael Emerson (Finch) and Kevin Chapman (Fusco) weighed in on the looming threat to their characters’ lives, and why it’s OK if the show doesn’t run 10 seasons…

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AMERICAN HORROR STORY: FREAK SHOW Poster

August 28, 2014 by  
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AMERICAN HORROR STORY: FREAK SHOW is making its debut on October 8th on FX, and now the network has released the official cast art for the season. As you might expect, it’s fantastic/a little bit creepy.

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THE CHAIR: STARZ Releasing Five Episodes Pre-Official Launch

August 28, 2014 by  
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Starz is releasing five episodes of its upcoming documentary series, THE CHAIR, early to subscribers via Starz Play and Starz VOD.

“Starz is making the first five episodes of THE CHAIR available on the same day of the television premiere of the series to reach a young adult population that is in the vanguard of ‘bingeing’ on shows as their preferred method of viewing,” said Chris Albrecht, CEO of Starz in a statement. “Starz is always interested in moving the premium programming model forward with strategies that are attuned to the projected audience demos of the show. We are once again utilizing an exposure tactic that has intrigued us since we first did it with last year’s limited series DANCING ON THE EDGE.”

THE CHAIR is a unique series that follows the filmmaking process as two first-time directors attempt to make their own separate films — from the same script.

The series officially debuts on Starz on Saturday, September 6th at 11 PM.

Will you be checking out THE CHAIR early?

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CASTLE: THE CARRIE DIARIES’ Matt Letscher to Guest Star

August 28, 2014 by  
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matt-letscher-THE CARRIE DIARIES patriarch, Matt Letscher, is guest-starring in the CASTLE season 7 premiere, a rep for the show confirmed.

Letscher — who has had roles on SCANDAL, BENT, BROTHERS & SISTERS, ELI STONE, and GOOD MORNING, MIAMI — will play Henry Jenkins, a security consultant, who helps Beckett with a very, very important case.

TVLine was first to report Letscher’s casting.

The CASTLE season premiere airs Monday, September 29th at 10 PM on ABC.

Related:

ABC Developing a Series Based on the CASTLE-Created Derrick Storm
CASTLE Season 7 Premiere Teaser: Was There a Body in Castle’s Car?
CASTLE Scoop: Chad Michael Collins to Guest Star

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Amazon Releases Its Third Batch of Pilots — Watch Them All Now For Free!

HandofGod_S1_35_101_0170.CR2Amazon’s third batch of pilots is here, and like their previous “pilot seasons,” even if you don’t have Amazon Prime, you can still check out all of the pilots now!

Intrigued? Keep reading for pilot descriptions and links to view the potential new shows…

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JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE Hosts Mini-FRIENDS Reunion with Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, and Lisa Kudrow

August 28, 2014 by  
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Oh. My. God.

We’re about a month away from the 20th anniversary of FRIENDS’ debut, and JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE may have given FRIENDS fans the closest thing to a reunion as we’re going to get: he hosted a reunion of Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, and Lisa Kudrow on his show Wednesday night.

Aniston was the official guest, and Kimmel told her he had written some FRIENDS fan-fic he wanted her help acting out. Cut to a recreation of Monica and Chandler’s apartment (which Rachel lived in for half of the series), and surprise guests Cox and Kudrow.

Miss KIMMEL? Check out the amazing clip now…

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THE MINDY PROJECT: Shonda Rhimes to Guest Star

August 27, 2014 by  
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GREY’S ANATOMY/SCANDAL creator Shonda Rhimes has nabbed her first acting gig — on THE MINDY PROJECT!

A rep for the show confirmed that Rhimes will play herself on an upcoming episode. Rhimes, for her part, has been vocal about her love of the Fox comedy.

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ARROW: Rila Fukushima to Replace Devon Aoki

August 27, 2014 by  
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ARROW’s Katana has been recast: a rep for the show has confirmed that Rila Fukushima will replace the previously-announced Devon Aoki, who had to drop out of The CW series due to a scheduling conflict.

Tatsu Yamashiro (AKA Katana), is set to one of Oliver’s mentors in this season’s flashbacks. According to the original character description, Katana is “a Japanese martial arts expert who wields a deadly sword, a blade from which her codename Katana is derived.”

Deadline was first to report the actress swap.

ARROW returns Wednesday, October 8th at 8 PM on The CW.

Related:

ARROW: Paul Blackthorne Teases Season 3
ARROW: Greg Berlanti on Season 3′s Theme, Team Arrow’s Money Troubles, and More
ARROW: Colton Haynes on Roy’s New Costume, a Big Question About the Mirakuru Cure, Team Arrow, And More

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BASKETS: FX Orders Zach Galifianakis-Led Series

August 27, 2014 by  
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fx-logoFX has ordered 10 episodes of BASKETS, a half-hour, single camera comedy series starring Zach Galifianakis, and co-created by Galifianakis, Louis C.K. and Jonathan Krisel. The series will start production next year for a 2016 debut.

“Zach Galifianakis, Louis C.K. and Jonathan Krisel have created an absolutely brilliant show,” said Eric Schrier, Co-President of Original Programing for FX Networks and FX Productions. “To say Zach’s portrayal of the lead character Chip Baskets is hilarious/unique/riveting/fascinating would be an understatement. We can’t wait for the world to meet him.”

So what’s BASKETS about? “In a world constrained by corporate interests and the homogenization of society, one man in Bakersfield, California dares to follow his dream of becoming a professional clown. But after an unsuccessful enrollment at a prestigious clowning school in Paris, the only job he can find is with the local rodeo. Baskets follows Chip Baskets’ (Zach Galifianakis) pursuit of his dream, against all odds, to be a respected clown.”

Are you interested in watching BASKETS?

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ARROW: Paul Blackthorne Teases Season 3

August 27, 2014 by  
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ARROW season 2 ended with Quentin Lance, seemingly, really sick, but thankfully he (and his portrayer, Paul Blackthorne) will be sticking around for the upcoming season.

But what will he be up to? And how will Lance handle things if Laurel decides to follow in Sara’s footsteps and start fighting crime? Blackthorne spoke with reporters about all of that, whether Lance knows Oliver is the Arrow, and more…

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TRANSPARENT: Check Out New Photos From Season 1, Plus, a New Trailer!

August 27, 2014 by  
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A big day for the upcoming Amazon series, TRANSPARENT: not only did it get a release date (September 26th), but Amazon Studios has also released a new trailer for season 1, as well as photos.

Check them out!

TRANSPARENT

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Fox Teases Upcoming Seasons of GLEE, BONES, SLEEPY HOLLOW, THE SIMPSONS, NEW GIRL, and More

August 27, 2014 by  
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We’re just a few weeks away from the television season kicking off…are you excited?!

Fox has released a few teases about what’s coming up this season from its returning scripted shows, and there are some big reveals for a few notable series here.

Check them out…

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TRANSPARENT: Amazon Sets Launch Date for Season 1, Releases Key Art

August 27, 2014 by  
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Amazon Prime Instant Video will launch all of ten episodes of TRANSPARENT season 1 on September 26th in the US and UK, Amazon Studios announced.

“We couldn’t be more pleased to offer our customers all episodes of TRANSPARENT in late September,” said Roy Price, Director of Amazon Studios, in a statement. “[TRANSPARENT creator] Jill [Soloway] has an amazing ability to create deep, engaging and rich stories and characters. We think customers will enjoy this fresh, humorous, and touching series.”

“I am beyond excited to share TRANSPARENT with the world through Amazon,” added Soloway. “They’ve been so supportive through this incredible process. Artistically, it’s been a dream come true. I absolutely got to make the show I wanted to make.”

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So You Think You Can Dance | 8pm on Fox

August 27, 2014 by  
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This season’s Top Four finalists perform with new SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE All-Star partners – and with each other – on the final in-competition performance show. Tune in to see the final four perform for America’s votes for the last time before America’s Favorite Dancer is announced next week. The episode will also feature a performance by a musical act.

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