Category Archives: Spinoff

Frank Dillane Runs from the Unknown in ‘Fear The Walking Dead’ Promo

AMC released a short clip of the upcoming new spin-off of “The Walking Dead,” “Fear The Walking Dead.” The promo features Frank Dillane, who portrays Nick as he runs for his life from the unknown.

Enjoy the promo below.

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CBS Orders ‘How I Met Your Dad’ Pilot, MSNBC Pulls ‘Up Late’ And More!

MSNBC pulls Alec Baldwin’s talk show “Up Late” following his recent outbursts. [EW] 

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MTV is putting a spin on “The Real World.” The series is returning to San Francisco-set cycle, titled “Real World: Ex-Plosion”, finds seven strangers experiencing a typical season, until they return from a one-day trip to find their exes have moved in. [EW]

CBS orders a pilot of “How I Met Your Mother” spin-off: “How I Met Your Dad.” [TVLine]

NBC orders a pilot of Maya Rudolph’s variety series. [Deadline]

“Friends”alum Mathew Perry is set to guest star on “Cougar Town.”

“Last Comic Standing” is returning to NBC. The eight season is slated to air next summer. [EW]

ABC’s reality series “What Would You Do?” will return starting Tues., Dec. 3 at 10 p.m.

 

NBC Orders Tina Fey’s New Series ‘Tooken,’ ‘Cougar Town’ Season 5 Debut Revealed And More!

NBC picks Tina Fey’s news series “Tooken,” starring “The Office” alum Ellie Kemper. NBC has ordered 13 episodes of the series. [Huffington Post]

A spin-off of “How I Met Your Mother” is in the works. [Deadline]

Comedy Central renews “Brickleberry,” “Key & Peele” and “Drunk History.”  [EW]

The claws are out. Watch a sneak peek the new season of “The Real Housewives of Atlanta,” by clicking here.

And the “Entourage” movie is happening! Cast and Crew tweet “It’s a go” after the movie deals have been finalized. [Inside Movies]

The fifth season of “Cougar Town” premieres on Jan. 7 at 10 p.m. ET on TBS.

Mother Gladiator, Kerry Washington is hosting “Saturday Night Live” on  Sat., Nov. 2. The promo has been released, watch the clip below.

‘Being Mary Jane’ Debut Announced, ‘Almost Human’ Premiere Date Changed And More!

Being Mary Jane Series Premiere Revealed
Being Mary Jane Series Premiere Revealed

“Being Mary Jane,” BET’s first original series will debut Tuesday, Jan. 7 at 10 p.m. [EW]

“Almost Human” series debut has been pushed back. The series two-night premiere will launch Sunday, Nov. 17 and Monday, Nov. 18. [Huffington Post]

“Breaking Bad” is over. But the fun doesn’t stop there. Click here for some scoop about the spin-off.

AMC has renewed “Small Town Security” for a third season.

TNT renews “Franklin and Bash” for season 4. [TVLine]

ABC has ordered three additional scripts of “The Goldbergs” and “Trophy Wife.” [TVLine]

Netflix orders new thriller series for “Damages” creators, which is slated to debut 2014. [EW]

Cinemax Picks Up ‘Hunted’ Spin-Off Miniseries

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“Hunted”

Sam Hunter is not done hunting.

The espionage series “Hunted” which was cancelled by the BBC in Nov., has been picked up by Cinemax, according to Deadline.

The four-hour miniseries will follow Sam Hunter (Melissa George) as a freelancer spy, who is on the run from her former employer. Hunter must also protect her daughter as she tries to figure out the identities of the people who wants her dead.

“X Files” producer and creator Frank Spotnitz is developing a four-long spin-off miniseries.

TV Land Renews ‘The Soul Man’

The Soul Man Renewed For Season TwO

“Hot in Cleveland” spin-off “The Soul Man” has been renewed for a second season.

The comedy series star Cedric the Entertainer announced the second season pick up via Twitter.

‘Hot In Cleveland’ Season 4 Promos: Who Is Melanie’s New Man?

“Just got word #TheSoulMan has been picked up for season #2,” Cedric the Entertainer tweeted on Tuesday. “Thank all of you who wrote in and/or just watched me @niecynash bout to Turn Up!”

Cedric’s co-star Niecy Nash also tweeted “GM! Thank u for all ur well wishes for #TheSoulMan pick up! We appreciate ur support!”

Cedric the Entertainer stars as Reverend Boyce “The Voice” Ballentine, a R&B music superstar-turned-minister who moves his wife Lolli (Nicey Nash) and daughter Lyric (Jazz Raycole ) to St. Louis.

Additionally Deadline reports, TV Land has ordered 1o more episodes of “The Exes” second season.

MTV Picks Up ‘Jersey Shore’ Star Talk Show

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MTV has green-light another “Jersey Shore” spin-off.

According to Entertainment Weekly, “Jersey Shore‘s” Vinny Guadagnino is getting his own talk show.

The MTV talk show titled “The Show with Vinny” will take place in Vinny’s Staten Island home. A surprise twist. Vinny will conduct the interviews with his Italian family.

The site reports, Celebrity guests will be invited for a meal and “candid conversation, with lots of commentary from his hostess mother Paula, his partying Uncle Nino and others.”

‘Jersey Shore’ Cast to Host Live Benefit For Hurricane Sandy Victims

“Vinny’s unique mix of humor, intelligence, curiosity and heart make him the perfect choice for this genre busting take on the interview format,” said Chris Linn, MTV executive vp of programming and head of production. “As the lives of the “Jersey Shore” cast evolve, we are excited to explore new ground while still delivering the laughs and surprises that fans have come to expect from the franchise.”

Will you tune in?

Michael J. Fox & T.R. Knight to Appear on ‘Good Wife’ And More Casting News

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Michael J. Fox is heading to Lockhart/Gardner again.

According to TVLine, the actor will reprise his role as Louis Canning — the head of Lockhart/Gardner’s rival law firm — on “The Good Wife.” Fox is set to appear on the series’ eleventh episode, which is set to air in January 2013.

NBC Orders Micheal J. Fox’s Series

Also heading to the law firm is “Grey’s Anatomy’s” T.R. Knight.

Knight, who played Dr. George O’Malley on ABC’s “Grey’s Anatomy” has been cast to guest-star as a political operative on the drama series, EW reports.

In other casting news…

Adam Baldwin has been cast to replace Titus Welliver on TNT’s “The Last Ship. Welliver has opted out of pilot due to a health emergency [Deadline]

Mark-Paul Gosselaar has been tapped to play Tim, a handsome doctor, who is Amy’s (Meredith Hagner) ex-boyfriend on “Men At Work.” [THR] Additionally, Gosselaar will appear on ABC’s “Happy Endings” as Chase, Max’s mysterious roommate. [EW]

Kuno Becker is heading to “Dallas.” Becker will play Andres, Elena’s (Jordana Brewster) troubled brother. [TV Guide]

Betsy Brandt, “Breaking Bad” star has been cast to guest star on “Parenthood” for an episode. Brandt will guest star on “Parenthood” as the ex-wife of Ray Romano’s Hank Rizzoli. [TV Guide]

Wyclef Jean will be visiting “Nashville.” Jean will play the head of a music label on the new ABC drama. [THR]

“The House of Payne’s” J.R. Ramirez has joined “Emily Owens, M.D.” in a recurring role. Ramirez will play a confident doctor named AJ, who returns to the hospital after a leave of absence. [TV Guide]

Laurie Metcalf “Roseanne” vet will appear in a multi-episode arc on Fox’s new comedy series “The Goodwin Games.” Metcalf will play Scott Foley’s character’s boss, Dr. Richland, who makes a surprise suggestion to get Foley’s character back on track at work. [TVLine]

‘Private Practice’ Ending After Six Seasons

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Shonda Rhimes revealed “Private Practice” will end after its current season.

After months of speculations f the “Grey’s Anatomy” spin-off will be picked up for a full season or renewed, Showrunner Shonda Rhimes made the announcement last night that the series has been cancelled.

Kate Walsh Leaving ‘Private Practice’: “This is my last season for ‘Private Practice'”

Here is her full statement below:

“I’m sad to say that Private Practice’s run will end after episode 613 this season. There was a lot of discussion and debate but, in the end, the guys at the network and the studio and I all decided that “Private Practice” was reaching its finish line. Creatively, we are all extremely proud of the show and especially proud of this season — which you will all soon discover is a creative renaissance. I can’t wait for you to see it.

It’s heartbreaking to end. Truly. I feel so lucky to write for these characters and tell these stories and I truly feel this show has taught me so much as a writer. And there’s a family here, of crew and cast, people who have bonded over these past five and a half seasons. It’s rare for a show to go for more than 100 episodes and we are incredibly proud to have been such a show. And we’re grateful to all of you for spending time with us for an hour every week for the last 6 years. It’s meant the world.

Thank you.”

Will you miss this group of doctors?

“Private Practice” airs Tuesdays on ABC. 

TV Weekly News: ‘Treme’ Renewed? The Obamas on ‘The View’ And More!

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Last week’s TV news you might have missed…

It was announced last night that, “Treme” which premieres tonight at 9 p.m. on HBO has be renewed for a fourth and final season according to series creators David Simon. The show creator reports the last season will be shorter, but the premiere date or the number of episodes ordered have not be revealed. [Nola]

The Obamas: President Barack Obama and the First Lady, Michelle, will make their first joint appearance on “The View” next Tuesday. Will you tune in? [Huff Post]

Regis Philbin is back on daytime TV with a monthly gig on Rachael Ray, titular show. “I’m just a guy showing up on her show once a month,” the former Live! host tells USA Today. “It’s fun to be back on TV when you don’t have to do it every day.”

Maksim Chmerkovskiy announced Wednesday, he will be leaving “Dancing With the Stars” after 15 seasons. Will you miss him? [Hollywood Life]

JoBeth Williams, who plays Addison’s mom on “Private Practice” has been cast to play the mother of Alyssa Milano and Jes Macallan’s characters in “Mistresses.” [TVLine]

Matthew Broderick has bee tapped to guest-star on the ABC comedy’s “Modern Family” as Phil’s neurotic new friend.

Anthony Michael Hall has booked a guest role in “Psych.” Hall will play Harris Trout, a well-dressed eccentric police consultant who is recruited by the mayor him to help make the SBPD run more efficiently. [TVLine]

The original “Teen Mom” cast will return to MTV for two specials. According to MTV, the specials will air:

“Teen Mom Farewell Special”
Tuesday, October 2, 2012 at 10 p.m. ET on MTV
Maci, Catelynn, Farrah, and Amber say goodbye with an emotional, final look back on their journeys. From their respective pregnancies to the moments Bentley, Carly, Sophia and Leah and Carly to their struggles thereafter, the “Farewell Special” will include “never-before-seen footage including their original casting tapes, behind-the-scenes secrets and dramatic updates direct from the moms on where they are now.”

 
“Teen Mom: Ask the Moms Special” 
Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at 10:30 p.m. ET on MTV
During this half-hour special, Maci, Farrah, Amber and Catelynn will answer fan questions and discuss the series, their love lives, the realities of filming and more.

“Flashpoint”‘s last season premieres Tuesday, Oct. 16, at 11/10c on ION Television. [TVLine]

Alex Karpovsky, who plays Ray on “Girls,” will guest star on “Law & Order: SVU”‘s 300th episode, which airs Oct. 24. [TVLine]

Amanda Tapping has been cast to recur as Naomi, who is described as a “cool and mysterious, part of a new group of angels we’ve never seen before” in “Supernatural”s forthcoming season. Additionally, Mike Farrell, “M*A*S*H” alum has been tapped to guest star as Fred Jones in 8th episode of the season. [TVLine]

Anastasia Griffith who recurred on “Once Upon A Time” has booked a guest star role on Cinemax’s “Banshee.” Griffith will play a prison psychiatrist who treats Lucas, he main character of the new series. [TVLine]

“Tosh.O’ has been renewed for a fifth season of 30 episodes by Comedy Central. [EW]

FX has renewed its late-night series “Totally Biased With W. Kamau Bell” for a second season which debuts October 11 at 11:30 pm.

“Love & Hip Hop”‘s spinoff Chrissy & Mr. Jones premieres tomorrow on VH1 at 9:30/8:30c. Watch the promo below.

That’s all for this week folks!