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FX Renews ‘The Americans’ For A Second Season

The Americans Renewed Season 2

FX is staying with “The Americans.”

The cable network announced Thursday, the freshman-spy series has been renewed for a second season. The drama series starring Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys will return for a 13-episode second season in 2014.

“’The Americans’ has quickly established itself as a key part FX’s acclaimed drama line-up,” FX President John Landgraf said in a statement. “Executive Producers Joe Weisberg, Joel Fields and Graham Yost and their collaborators are telling riveting and deeply emotional stories and the performances of Keri Russell, Matthew Rhys, Noah Emmerich and the entire cast are simply outstanding. The show is truly worthy of its widespread critical acclaim and we are confident that its quality will continue to yield a robust and passionate audience.”

Additionally, FX will air a marathon of the first five episodes of “The Americans” back-to-back on Friday, March 1, starting at 10 p.m. ET.

“The Americans” currently airs Wednesdays at 10 p.m. ET on FX.

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FOX Picks Up ‘Bones’ For Season Nine

Bones Renewed FOR SEASON NINE

Fan favorite crime drama “Bones” has been renewed for a ninth season, Fox entertainment president Kevin Reilly announced Tuesday.

“After more than 150 episodes, “Bones” continues to be one of television’s most dynamic and consistent dramas,” said Reilly. “We at Fox, along with millions of zealous fans, look forward to seeing where the incredible creative team takes the series next season.”

The series returns Jan. 14 on FOX.

Showtime Renews ‘Web Therapy’

Web Therapy Renewed for a third season

Showtime has ordered more “Web Therapy.”

The brilliant comedy series which stars Lisa Kudrow has been renewed for a third season of ten episodes. The forthcoming series is schedule to air in 2013.

Matt LeBlanc, who stars on “Episodes,” Meg Ryan (“You’ve Got Mail”) and Jesse Tyler Ferguson (“Modern Family”) will be featured as guest stars on the upcoming season.

“We’re shooting webisodes right now, and it’s just so much fun to do,” said Lisa Kudrow in a statement. “These actors we get to play with are so inventive and nimble and funny. We’re beyond thrilled to get a third season on Showtime because it’s such a good fit.”

Anika Noni, Dallas Roberts Return to ‘The Good Wife’ And More Casting News

The Good Wife

Dallas Roberts and Anika Noni Rose are heading to “The Good Wife.”

According to TV Guide,  Alicia’s baby brother Owen will return to the series when Stockard Channing makes her debut as Alicia’s mum.

Dallas Roberts Joins ‘Walking Dead’

Also reprising her role on the drama series is Anika Noni, who played Wendy Scott-Carr. Noni, who recurs on “Private Practice” has been cast of an episode but, TV Guide reports Executive producer Robert King said Noni’s return “could extend to three” episodes.

More casting news…

“Rescue Me” vet  Adam Ferrera is joining “Nurse Jackie” in a recurring role as a love interest for Jackie. Ferrera will play an NYPD officer and is set to recur throughout Season 5. [TVLine]

“Guys With Kids” nabs Erine Hudson. The “Ghostbusters” vet will play Marney’s (Tempestt Bledsoe) dad on the comedy series. [TV Guide]

Annie Wersching will recur on “Dallas.” The “24” alum actress will recur as an “ambitious and sexy transportation commissioner” with a  possible love interest for John Ross on the soap. [TVLine]

“ER” alum Ming-Na has been booked in ABC’s “S.H.I.E.L.D.” She will play Agent Melinda May, a damaged, but soulful solider who is an ace flier and weapons expert. [Deadline]

Report: Marc Anthony To Mentor on ‘X Factor.’

It looks like Marc Anthony will be appearing on “The X Factor.” TMZ reports, Anthony has signed a deal to mentor Simon Cowell’s team.

Anthony joins previously announced celebrity mentor, Justin Bieber, who is teaming up with LA Reid on the second season of “X Factor.” However, Britney Spears and Demi Lovato’ celebrity mentors are yet to be announced.

“The X Factor” launches Wednesday, Sept. 12 at 8/7c on Fox.

Watch the promo.

TV Pilot Reviews: ‘Mindy Project,’ ‘The New Normal’ And More

With the million shows premiering this fall, I decided to watch the new comedies’ pilots and share my first impressions with you.

If you haven’t watched the comedies, you can watch them online. Let’s start with FOX’s new comedies, “The Mindy Project” and “Ben and Kate.”

The Mindy Project

“The Mindy Project” premieres Sept. 15 on Fox.

The plot: Mindy Lahiri stars as Mindy, a 31-years-old Indian-American OB/GYN, who is successful in every area of her life, except her love life. Anna Camp plays Gwen, Mindy’s friend (I hope Anna will be given more screen time), Danny Castellano played by Chris Messina who is Mindy’s rival, fellow doctor, and potential love interest, and Ed Weeks plays Jeremy, Mindy’s fellow doctor and friend.

First impression: This show had everybody talking. When I saw the trailer, I mentally added it to my list of upcoming shows. Mindy is so funny and hilarious all the time, that you can’t stop grinning while watching the show.

Another thing that makes the show great is the cast: Anna Camp, Stephen Tobolowsky, Chris Messina and its guest stars: Bill Hader, and Ed Helms. Hello! I hope the show keeps inviting great guest stars.

I will definitely tune in. It is funny, fun and hilarious. However, the romantic clichés and untimely pop-culture references could be down turned a bit. Just a bit.

Grade: B

Ben and Kate

“Ben and Kate” premieres Sept. 15 at 7:30 p.m. on Fox.

The plot: An idiotic brother returns home to help his single sister raise her adorable five-year old daughter.

The pilot was good; it was not laugh-out-loud funny, but it was funny. The show has potential. I hope we get to see more of Tommy, Ben’s friend who is obsessed with Kate. Am I the only one who doesn’t find BJ funny?

If you don’t like watching shows which are stupidly funny, this show is not for you. The show has heart and potential, so I will give the show a few more episodes.

C+

“Animal Practice” premieres Sept. 26 at 7 p.m. on NBC.

The plot: Dr. George Coleman’s ex-girlfriend Dorothy Crane returns to run Crane Animal Hospital more “professionally” and annoy Coleman in the process.

I’m surprised I sat through it. The pilot was messy. Maybe the show should focus more on the animals other than the humans. The monkey (Hangover) was great, and it is pretty obvious she is the star of the show.

I’m a fan of Justin Kirk (“Weeds”), so might stick around. If you’re not or do not enjoy watching animals on-screen, this show is not for you.

Grade: D

The New Normal

“The New Normal” premieres Sept. 11 at 8:30 p.m. on NBC

The plot: a homosexual couple decides to have a baby via a surrogate. However, the surrogate they choose has an outspoken bigot grandmother, a cute daughter and financial problems.

This show was not on my radar, but it is now! The show is great. It delivers, and nails every scene. It has a lot of heart; it is funnay,  interesting, and entertaining. I want more!

The cast, including Nene Leakes rocked. The chemistry between the cast was great. I would be adding this show to my DVR. Despite the controversies surrounding this show, but I hope it sticks around. If you do not like the gays, this show is CLEARLY not for you. But if you do, you should give this show a trial and ratings!

Grade: A

Go On

“Go On” premieres Sept. 11 at 8 p.m. on NBC.

The plot: a sportscaster is requested to see a therapist after he losses his wife in an accident.

I know the show sounds depressing, but it isn’t. Well, not yet. When I learnt Matthew Perry was returning to prime time, I hoped he found a decent show. And I’m happy he did.

I hope the show is here to stay because the show is great. It is funny, witty, and definitely has potential.

Grade: B

Have you watched the pilots? What do you think? Share your thoughts below.

 

’30 Rock’ Cast Byran Cranston and Catherine O’Hara And More Casting News

“Breaking Bad” star, Bryan Cranston and movie veteran Catherine O’Hara will be visiting the Plaza.

TV Guide reports the duo will appear in the last season of “30 Rock.” O’Hara is set to play Kenneth Parcell’s mom, while Cranston will play Ron, her “friend.”

’30 Rock’ Scoop: Is Liz Going to be a Mother?

“30 Rock” returns Thursday, Oct. 4 at 8/7c on NBC.

More casting news…

Gloria Votsis (White Collar) will guest-star on the CBS drama ‘Person of Interest’ as Maxine Angelis, a hotshot reporter who will appear in episode 5 of the forthcoming season. [TVLine]

“White Collar” star Willie Garson will guest star as Sarah Chalke’s uncle on ABC’s new comedy “How To Live With Your Parents (For the Rest of Your Life).” Meanwhile, Reid Scott “My Boys” alum will also guest in the comedy series as Chalke’s former classmate who is now a hot doctor. [EW]

Henry Winkler and Judy Greer will return to “Arrested Development” for the series’ fourth season. Winkler will reprise his role as Barry Zuckerkorn, while Greer also tweeted she will return as Kitty Sanchez. [HUFF POST]

Angelique Cabral will recur in ABC’s “Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23” as June’s fox-y new co-worker and nemesis. [TVLine]