USA network cancels summer series “Graceland,” after three seasons.
Series creator shared the cancellation news via Twitter:
Just got the word, there will be no more #GracelandTV. Thank you to the best cast, crew and fans in television.
Despite the number of tweets and ratings the show has been cancelled. I was actually looking forward to the fourth season. The network should renew the show for a shorter season to wrap the series.
Will you miss “Graceland?”
Country singer Carrie Underwood joins NBC’s “The Sound of Music.”
Grammy winner Carrie Underwood has been cast to play Maria von Trapp in NBC’s broadcast of the original stage version of “The Sound of Music,” NBC announced today.
“Speaking for everyone at NBC, we couldn’t be happier to have the gifted Carrie Underwood take up the mantle of the great Maria von Trapp,” said Robert Greenblatt, chairman of NBC Entertainment. “She was an iconic woman who will now be played by an iconic artist.”
The three-hour event is scheduled to air sometime during the holidays in 2013.
More casting news…
“Breakout Kings” alunma Serinda Swan has been promoted to a series regular on “Graceland.” [THR]
Kevin Shinick has been tapped to guest star in a multi-episode arc on TNT’s “Monday Mornings.” The head writer/producer/voice actor of Cartoon network’s “Mad” will play Levi Hostetler, a religious man whose wife is brought into the hospital. [THR]
Manu Bennett is joining “Arrow” in a multi-episode arc. The “Spartacus” star will play Slade Wilson/Deathstroke. [EW]
“Friday Night Lights” alunmna Brooke Langton has been cast to play Temperance Brennan aka Bones’ deceased mother, Christine, who was originally portrayed by Larisa Miller on the Fox series. [TV Guide]
TV news you might have missed:
Ann Curry has been replaced by Savannah Guthrie, as Matt Lauer’s co-anchor on the “Today.” Watch her tearful goodbye below: [TIME]
The eight season of “Dexter” will be its last. The executive producer, Sara Colleton confirmed the news in an interview with TVGuide.
Jill Zarin won’t return to the “Real Housewives of New York.” [EW]
“General Hospital” is moving to a new time. The daytime show tweeted the move today. Beginning Monday, Sept. 10, “General Hospital” will air at 2 p.m. ET, an hour ahead of its time slot.
Katie Couric’s talk show, “Katie,” will debut Sept. 10 at 3 p.m. ET on ABC. Check out the promo below:
Matthew Gubler will continue to star as “Criminal Minds‘” Dr. Reid…for two more years. The actor recently signed a two-year deal with CBS, according to [TVLine]
USA network has ordered the series, “Graceland” from the creator of “White Collar.” [EW]
Elle Macpherson is out of “Fashion Star” as host. [TVLine]
Summer premiere continues:
- “Weeds” (Season 8 premiere: Sun., July 1, 10 p.m. ET on Showtime) We just can’t help but wonder who got shot? Also, ‘Weeds’ has been cancelled, the series ends this year.
- ‘Episodes’ (Season 2 premiere: Sun., July 1, 10:30 p.m. ET on Showtime) Will Bev and Sam get back together?
- “Web Therapy” (Season 2 premiere: Mon., July 2, 11 p.m. ET on Showtime) Meryl Streep, Conan O’Brien, Rosie O’Donnell, Molly Shannon, Minnie Driver and Selma Blair, among others will guest star.