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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.

 

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Bradley Whitford Heads to ‘Go On’ And More Casting News

“Go On” is staging a “Studio 60” reunion.

Bradley Whitford will appear in an upcoming episode of “Go On.” Matthew Perry announced the casting, Wednesday via Twitter.

“Working with Bradley Whitford again is so much fun. I mean, I wish we weren’t in a hot tub together, but you can’t ask for everything,” Perry tweeted.

More casting news…

“Married With Children” alum David Faustino will appear on “Modern Family” as Claire’s old classmate. [THR]

“Battlestar Galactica” vet James Callis has been cast to guest-star in an upcoming episode of “Arrow.” Callis will play a nefarious jewel thief called The Dodger. [TVGuide]

Shane McRae has been tapped to appear on “Chicago Fire” in a recurring role. The “Four Kings” will play Eric Whaley, a high-octane firefighter who has a history with one of the rescuers. [TVLine]

John Stamos and Mark Consuelos are joining “The New Normal.” Stamos is playing a co-worker of Jane, who finds his sexuality being questioned by the foul-mouthed grandma. While, Consuelos will appear as a grip on the “Glee”-style show created by Andrew Rannells’ character, and will find himself as the object of Rocky’s affections. [EW].

Chloe Bennett has joined the “S.H.I.E.L.D.” cast. Bennett, who recurs on “Nashville” will play Skye, a superhero obsessed, confident woman in “S.H.I.E.L.D.’s” pilot. [THR]

Piper Perabo Heads to ‘Go On’ And More Casting News

piper perabo heads to go onA covert spy is heading to ‘Go On.’

“Covert Affairs'” lead lady, Piper Perabo has been booked to appear in a three-episode arc on Matthew Perry’s “Go On.” Perabo will play Ryan’s love interest, Simone.

According to Deadline.com, Simone is a former member of Lauren’s group who returns to therapy.

“Go On” airs Tuesdays on NBC.

More casting news…

“Justified” actor Jere Burns has been cast in a “pivotal” role in A&E’s “Bates Motel.” [Deadline]

S. Epatha Merkerson will play Meagan Good’s mother on NBC’s upcoming drama “Deception.” [Deadline]

Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich will cameo on NBC’s “Parks and Recreation.” [Twitter]

Nick Lachey will host NBC’s upcoming singing competition/game show “The Winner Is.” [THR]

Michael Boatman (“Criminal Minds”) will be replacing Duane Martin on “Instant Mom.” [Deadline]

Dylan Walsh Joins ‘Revenge’ And More Casting News

Dylan Walsh is heading to “Revenge.”

The “Nip/Tuck” alum has booked a multi-episode arc on the drama series.

Walsh who recently starred on CBS “Unforgettable” as Al Burns will play Jason Prosser, Conrad Grayson’s rival hedge fund manager.

“Revenge” airs Sundays at 9/8c on ABC.

In other casting news…

“Go On” has promoted the Cat lady. Sarah Baker, who plays Sonia on the comedy series has been promoted to a series regular. [Deadline]

Billy Dee Williams (“Star Wars”) has been tapped to play himself on “Modern Family.” Additionally, Nathan Lane, who currently recurs on “The Good Wife” will reprise his role as Pepper, Cam and Mitch’s friend on the ABC comedy series. [EW]

Kyle MacLachlan (“Desperate Housewives”) will appear on “The Good Wife” in a multi-episode arc. Details surrounding his character are scare, but the “Sex and the City” alum will appear opposite Alan Cumming, who plays Eli Gold. [EW]

Brandon T. Jackson has booked a role on “Beverly Hills Cop.” Jackson will play Axel Foley’s (Eddie Murphy) son Aaron, in the CBS pilot. [THR]

Chad Michael Collins who recently starred on “Last Resort” has been booked to play Dr. Whale’s brother Gerhardt. Collins will appear in the season’s 12th episode. [TVLine]

‘The Newsroom’ Casts ‘United States of Tara’ Alums

Grace Gummer will recur in “The Newsroom‘s” second season as a reporter covering the Mitt Romney campaign. [THR]

Dean Winters will reprise his role on “30 Rock” as Liz’s ex Dennis Duffy on the series’ final episode. [Vulture]

Jeanine Mason Season 5 winner of “So You Think You Can Dance,” has been cast to recur on “Bunheads.” The dance champion will recur on the series as Paradise newcomer. She joins the series with Niko Pepaj as close, well-traveled, smart, artistic siblings. [THR ]

Matthew Perry to Return to ‘The Good Wife’ And More Casting News

“Go On” star Matthew Perry is set to reprise his role on “The Good Wife.”

According to CBS, Matthew Perry will reprise his guest role as Mike Kresteva, a slick Chicago attorney who is running against Peter Florrick for the governorship.

Perry’s episode is slated to air in early 2013.

In more casting news…

“The Newsroom” has cast former “United States of Tara” actors Patton Oswalt and Rosemarie DeWitt in recurring role in its upcoming season. DeWitt will play Rebecca Halliday, a litigator who defends Atlantis Cable News in a wrongful termination suit. Oswalt will portray Jonas Pfeiffer, the new vice president of human resources at ACN. [Deadline]

Brittany Snow is joining “Ben And Kate” as Lila, a love interest for Tommy in multiple episode arc. [E! Online]

Hal Linden will appear on “The Mindy Project.” The titular star of “Barney Miller” is joining the Fox comedy as nursing home resident, Manny, who’s a former Army drill sergeant. [TVLine]

D.B. Woodside (“Buffy the Vampire Slayer”)  has booked a multiple-episode arc on “Emily Owens, M.D.” freshman drama. Woodside will play Evan, the husband of the intimidating Dr. Gina Bandari (Necar Zadegan). [THR]

Jayma Mays Joins ‘The League’ And More Casting News

Jayna Mays joins the league

Jayma Mays heads to “The League.”

According to TVLine, the “Glee” actress has joined “The League” for a multi-episode arc. However, little is known about her character.

But Mays will play an interior decorator on the comedy series.

More casting news…

Olympic snowboarder Shaun White has been tapped to guest-star as himself on Matthew Perry’s “Go On.” [TVLine]

Felicia Day will return to “Supernatural” during the current season as Charlie Bradbury. [TVLine]

Andrew Dunbar will portray Firefly, DC comics character on “Arrow.” [EW]

“7th Heaven” alum Stephen Collins has been cast to play a reporter on “Scandal.” [TVLine]

“The Mob Doctor” has booked Michael Madsen (“Reservoir Dogs”) and Jennifer Beals (“The L Word”) for multi-episode arcs. Madsen will portray a veteran criminal in need of surgery, while Beals will play a high-class madam who is William Forsythe’s Constantine ex flame. [TV Guide]

Abigail Spencer will reprise her role on “Suits.” Spencer plays Dana Scott, Harvey Scott’s rival lawyer. [TVLine]

NBC Picks Up ‘Go On,’ ‘Revolution’ And ‘The New Normal’ For Full Seasons

The New Normal, Go On, Revolution

The peacock revealed its has ordered a full seasons for its freshman series: “Go On,” “Revolution” and “The New Normal.”

“ We’re impressed with the imagination and creative direction of the entire team on “Revolution,” not to mention the immediately strong response we got from the audience,” said NBC Entertainment President Jennifer Salke in a statement.

“Ordering the full season of this show is a pleasure. We’re also very proud of our new comedy block of “Go On” and “The New Normal.” These shows are both welcome additions to our new lineup!”

With these ratings it is no surprise drama series “Revolution” and comedies series “Go On” “The New Normal” were picked up for full seasons. I’m excited, I love all three shows, are you?

“The New Normal,” “Go On,” and “Revolution” air on NBC.

‘Lost’ Alum Joins ‘Mentalist’ And More Casting News

Henry Ian Cusick, Scandal, The Mentalist

“Scandal” alum Henry Ian Cusick has joined “The Mentalist.”

According to Deadline, the “Lost” alum will join the crime drama as Tommy Volker, a rich playboy who might be tied to a reporter’s murder. Cusick has been cast to recur for a three-episode arc in the series’ upcoming fifth season.

Until recently, Cusick was a series regular on ABC’s “Scandal.”

“The Mentalist” returns Sun., at 9 p.m. on CBS.

In other casting news…

“So You Think You Can Dance” season 9 winners: Eliana Girard and Chehon Wespi-Tschopp has been nabbed to play Katarina Wirz and Rocko respectively in an upcoming dancing episode on “Bones.”Joining them are judges Mary Murphy and Tyce Diorio, who will be playing themselves, and former contestant and occasional choreographer Dmitry Chaplin, who will play a dancing pro in the episode. [TVLine]

“Parenthood” star Lauren Graham will guest star as a college friend, former co-worker and ex-lover of Ryan (Matthew Perry) on “Go On.” [EW]

“Malcolm In The Middle’s” mom Jane Kaczmarek will stop by “The Middle.” The Emmy nominee actress will play Patricia Heaton’s Frankie career-college teacher. [THR]

Chelan Simmons (Wonderfalls) has been cast in NBC’s “Hannibal.” Bryan Fuller shared the casting scoop via Twitter; Simmons is said to play her “Wonderfalls'” character on the midseason series.

“Rizzoli & Isles’s” Bruce McGill has tapped a potential recurring role on “The Good Wife.” The veteran actor will portray a legend lawyer, who has argued in front of the Supreme Court more times than anyone else, and also served as a consultant to four U.S. Presidents. [TVLine]

Olivia Munn is joining the adorkable comedy “New Girl” for an arc this season. Munn is set to Angie, Nick’s (Jake Johnson) sexy love interest. [Deadline]

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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.

 

‘Hawaii Five-0’ Casts T.I. And More Casting News

T.I.

Big names are coming to “Hawaii Five-0.”

Rapper T.I. joins previously announced Terrence Howard and Kendall Jenner as a guest star in the forthcoming season of “Hawaii Five-0.”

TVLine reports, the rapper is set to play a crime offender who appears via flashback in an Oct. episode.

Additionally, Arielle Kebbel (90210) and Robbie Amell (Revenge) have been booked to guest star in the CBS drama. According to TVLine, Kebbel and Amell are set to portray a couple who pays a fortune-teller a visit and faces “devastating consequences.”

“Hawaii Five-0” returns Mon., Sept 24 on CBS.

In other casting news…

Tessa Ferrer has been cast to recur in “Grey’s Anatomy.” Little is known about the actress’ character, but we are guessing Ferrer will intern at the another hospital. [TVLine]

Malin Akerman has been booked to appear in “Suburgatory” as Tessa’s mother. The Rock of Ages star is set to appear in the Thanksgiving and Christmas episodes of the upcoming season. [EW]

Garcelle Beauvais will portray Miranda, an owner of a radio station who has a crush on Dule in “Psych.” [TVLine]

Paloma Guzmán has been tapped to guest star on “Person of Interest.” The “Pretty Little Liars” vet will play a spoiled, smart daughter of a Brazilian diplomat.  [TVLine]

Michael Vartan is set to guest star on “Go On.” Vartan will play a hockey player who plays with Matthew Perry’s character. [TVLine]

Mircea Monroe will reprise her role as Tancy, Wade’s ex-wife for multi-episode arc in “Hart of Dixie.” [TVLine]