Lifetime has renewed “Witches of East End” for a second season.
The cable network announced Friday, the drama series, “Witches of East End” will return for a second season with a 13-episode order for 2014.
“With its great story telling and amazing cast, Witches of East End is leading a full-blown witch renaissance,” said Lifetime EVP Rob Sharenow in a statement. “The show’s perfect mix of premium execution with content that is in the zeitgeist is drawing new viewers to Lifetime and we’re very excited to be bringing it back for a second season.”
The series’ first season finale airs at 10 p.m. December 15.
“Devious Maids” has been picked up for a second season, Lifetime announced Tuesday. The soap series was renewed for a 13-episode season.
“One of the most daring series on television, ‘Devious Maids’ has quickly become a hit. We are very proud of the show and are delighted to continue our partnership with Marc Cherry, Eva Longoria, Sabrina Wind, ABC Studios and Televisa USA. I am thrilled we are bringing ‘Devious Maids’ back for a second season to lead our scripted slate in 2014,” said Rob Sharenow, executive vice-president.
It has been official: Sean Lowe is the new bachelor.
ABC announced earlier last week, that Sean who competed for Emily Maynard’s heart on “The Bacherotte” has been cast as “The Bachelor.”
The 28-year-old Dallas “businessman and entrepreneur” who made it to the final three in the last season of “The Bachelorette” has decided it is the right time for him to make the “ultimate commitment to the right woman and to start his own family.”
“The Bachelor” returns to ABC for its 17th season in January 2013.
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Lifetime has announced the cast of “Project Runway All Stars Season 2.” The 13 former contestants competing are : Wendy Pepper (Season 1); Andrae Gonzalo (Season 2); Uli Herzner and Kayne Gillaspie (Season 3); Suede Baum (Season 5); Althea Harper (Season 6); Emilio Sosa (Season 7); Ivy Higa, Cassanova and Peach Carr (Season 8); and Laura Kathleen, Joshua McKinley and Anthony Ryan Auld (Season 9). Carolyn Murphy will replace Angela Lindvall as host. The “All Stars Season” premieres Oct. 25 at 9 pm.
“Friday Night Lights” and “Parenthood” executive producer Jason Katims is developing an “About A Boy” TV show for NBC. The half-hour comedy is based on Nick Hornby’s novel and the 2002 movie is about a young man’s (played by Hugh Grant) relationship with a boy. [Deadline]
CMT has ordered a 10-episode season of “DOG.” The reality series follows Dog, Duane Chapman and Beth Chapman’s “journey into the American heartland” as they work to aid other bail bondsmen and bounty hunters in their day-to-day struggles to catch fugitives. [Huff Post TV]
Funny woman Tina Fey is staying with NBC/Universal TV. Fey has signed a four-year deal with Universal TV to create new shows and possibly star in new projects. [Variety]
The CW new series “Emily Owens M.D.” is debuting two weeks before its scheduled Oct. 16 premiere. Beginning tomorrow, Monday, Oct. 1, the series’ pilot will be available on the net via The CW’s official website, Facebook, Twitter, iTunes, YouTube and the network’s various apps.
“Oh Sit!” and “Breaking Pointe” have been renewed by The CW.
“Small Town Security” has been renewed by AMC, for a second season to premiere in 2013.
TNT renews “Franklin & Bash” for a third season.
You don’t have to wait until Oct. 17 to take a peek at “Asylum.” Watch the video below to find out what’s going on behind-the-scenes in the “Asylum.” “American Horror Story: Asylum” premieres Oct. 17 at 9/8c on FX.
Fall premieres continue this week Sept. 30 – Oct. 5
Lifetime’s “Army Wives” has been renewed for season seven, Lifetime announced Friday. The 13-episode season is excepted to air in 2103.
“Army Wives is a very special program,” Lifetime EVP Rob Sharenow said in a statement. “It’s rare to find a series that connects with viewers and resonates so powerfully after six straight seasons, and we couldn’t be prouder to have it return to Lifetime next year.”
This week’s TV news you might have missed: Kate Couric has revealed who her first guests are for her syndicated talk show “Katie,” which debuts Sept. 10. Katie will chat with Jessica Simpson and Sheryl Crow, and Aimee Copeland, the 24-year-old Georgia graduate student who lost parts of all her limbs to a rare flesh-eating bacteria this summer.
Tricia Helfer, “Battlestar Galactica” alumna has booked a guest-star role in “Community.” Helfer will play Lauren, a gorgeous superfan of the cult-hit Inspector Spacetime. [TVLine]
Steven Culp, who starred as Bree’s ill-fated husband, Rex in “Desperate Housewives” has landed a recurring role as Dr. Parker on “Grey’s Anatomy.” [Deadline]
ABC has ordered “S.H.I.E.L.D.”‘s pilot from the writer and director of “Avengers.” In the comics, “S.H.I.E.L.D.” revolved around unit director Nick Fury, who recruited Iron Man, Captain America, The Hulk and Thor to form a team to stop Thor’s adopted brother Loki. [THR]
“Hotel Hell” has been renewed for a second season. [EW]
ABC has renewed “Wipeout” for a sixth season.
“It’s a Brad, Brad World’ has been renewed for a sophomore season by Bravo.
Syfy’s hit series “Paranormal Witness” has been picked up for a third season. The season of 20-episode will premiere in June 2013.
“T.I. And Tiny: The Family Hustle” returns Mon., Sept. 3 at 9/8c on VH1. For a sneak peek, click here.
Lifetime’s remake of “Steel Magnolias” will premiere on Sunday, October 7 at 9 p.m. ET. The movie reboot stars Queen Latifah stars as M’Lynn, Phylicia Rashad as Clairee, Adepero Oduye as Annelle, Condola Rashad as Shelby, Jill Scott as Truvy and Alfre Woodard as Ouiser. [HUFF POST TV]
Robin Williams and David E. Kelley are reportedly planning Williams’ comeback to the small screen. The movie veteran is said to star in the project that would follow a father and daughter at work together in the advertising world. [THR]
Nigel Lythgoe, the executive producer of “American Idol” and “So You Think You Can Dance,” is teaming up with MGM Television to create a scripted series based on the 1980 film Fame. The series will follow a group of students on the road to success. However, the new show will be set against the today’s obsession with celebrity and fame. [Deadline]
The trailer of “Hawaii Five-0” features Doris McGarrett, who is played by Christine Lahti. The guest stars of the upcoming season include T.I., Terrence Howard, Arielle Kebbel, Robbie Amell, Kendall Jenner and Ving Rhames. Hawaii Five-0 returns on Monday, Sept. 24 at 10/9c on CBS. Watch the trailer below.
‘Spartacus’ creator Steven S. DeKnight is developing a science-fiction drama called “Incursion” for Starz. “Babylon 5” creator J. Michael Straczynski is also developing a show called “Vlad Dracula” for Starz. [Huffpost]
A “Breaking Bad” spin-off? Creator Vince Gilligan says he would love to see a Saul Goodman spin-off, would you? [EW]
“Arrested Development” season 4 is in the works. Executive producer Ron Howard tweeted “Arrested Development for Netflix. IT’S ALIVE.” The series was saved by Netflix for a fourth season of 10 episodes. The episodes are set to release sometime in 2013 on Netflix.
According to Huffpost, Lifetime has picked a reality series called “Prom Queens.” The show will “document the great social, financial and emotional lengths some girls go each spring by following the teens as they extensively strategize and campaign among fellow students to win votes and achieve their dream.” The reality series premieres Tues., Aug. 14 at 10/9c p.m. on Lifetime.
TVLine reports “Psych” will air a two-hour musical with original music. The “Psych” musical episode is expected to air towards the end of Season 7 at a different time than the show’s usual time slot.
In other TV news, Summer premieres continues this week, find out which series premieres this week by checking out the list below.
“Leverage” (Season 5 premiere Sun., July 15, 8 p.m. ET on TNT)
“Political Animals” (Series premiere Sun., July 15, 10 p.m. ET on USA) This freshman series takes a look at politics and corruption This drama series stars Sigourney Weaver, Carla Gugino, Ellen Burstyn, Adrian Pasdar and James Wolk. Take a look at the trailer below.
“Breaking Bad” (Season 5 premiere Sun., July 15, 10 p.m. ET on AMC) The final season of “Breaking Bad” will be split in two, with the first half airing starting tonight, and the second half in 2013. The season picks up right where season 4 left off. Check out the trailer below.
“Small Town Security” (Series premiere Sun., July 15, 11 p.m. ET on AMC) This new reality series follows a family-owned private security company in rural Georgia.
“Sullivan & Son” (Series premiere Thurs., July 19, 10 p.m. ET on TBS) From executive producer Vince Vaughn, comes this new sitcom about Steve (Steve Byrne), a guy who takes over his family’s bar.
“Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee” ( Series Premiere Thursday, July 19, 9 p.m. ET) A web series from Jerry Seinfeld about comedians getting coffee.
Arsenio Hall is returning to Cbs as a late night host. The “Celebrity Apprentice” winner new talk show will air 2013. [Marquee]
Television stars, filmmakers, and radio personalities are among the stars who will be honored on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame in 2013. The stars include: Bryan Cranston, Mattew Perry, Ellen DeGeneres, Javier Bardem, Simon Baker, Katey Sagal, Matthew Perry, Jane Lynch and Olympia Dukakis, Penn & Teller, Rick Baker, Ron Howard, Steve Harvey, “Shotgun” Tom Kelly, New Kids on the Block, Janis Joplin, Usher, Thalia, Luther Vandross and Jane’s Addiction. [TVGuide]
Lifetime picked up Marc Cherry’s “Devious Maids.” The 13-episode series will air in 2013. Read more about the series here [Huffpost]
Summer premieres continue this week. Check out the list below:
The eldest daughter played by Alexandra Krosney on “Last Man Standing” has been bumped down/let go for “creative reasons,” according to [TVLine]
Bryan Cranston will host the Television Critics Association Awards TVGuide announced. The non-televised award show will take place on Saturday, July 28 in Los Angeles.
Nick Offerman and Kerry Washington will announce the 64th Annual Primetime Emmy nominations on Thursday, July 19 at 8:40/7:40c a.m. The Emmys will air live Sunday, Sept. 23 on ABC. [TVLine]
Nicole Scherzinger will join the judges on the U.K. edition of “The X Factor.” The former Pussycat Doll along with Paula Abdul and Steve Jones, the host were axed from the U.S. edition of the singing competition. The axed U.S. judges have been replaced by Britney Spears and Demi Lovato. [CNN]
Oprah sits down with the Kardashian clan on Sunday. “Oprah’s Next Chapter” featuring the Kardashians airs Sun., June 17 at 8 ET on OWN. Watch the promo below:
Summer premieres continues this week. Find out which series premiere/debut this week by checking out the list below:
“Falling Skies” (Season 2 premiere: Sun., June 17, 9 p.m. ET on TNT)
“Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta” (Series Premiere) The Vh1 “Love & Hip Hop” spin-off follows six women of hip hop. The 10 episode series premieres Mon., June 18 at 8/7c p.m. Check out the poster & watch the supertrailer below:
“Glass House” (Series Premiere) ABC famous “Glass House premieres Mon., June 18, 10 ET on ABC.
“Bristol Palin: Life’s a Tripp” (Series Premiere: Tues., June 19 on Lifetime) The reality show ‘Bristol Palin: Life’s a Tripp‘ follows Sarah Palin’s daughter, Bristol Palin as she raise her son Tripp on her own. The 10 episode series airs Tues., June 19 at 10/9c on Lifetime.
“Baby Daddy” (Series premiere: Wed., June 20, 8:30 p.m. ET on ABC Family) This sitcom follows Ben, who finds a baby on his doorstep left by an ex and instantly becomes a new dad. Ben decides to raise the child with help from his mom, brother, best friend and gal pal. Watch the promo below:
“Inside Men” (Series premiere: Wed., June 20, 10 p.m. ET on BBC America)
“Futurama” (Season 7 premiere: Wed., June 20, 10 p.m. ET on Comedy Central)
“The Soul Man” (Series premiere: Wed., June 20, 10 p.m. ET on TV Land) In this “Hot In Cleveland” spinoff, R&B singer Boyce “The Voice” Ballentine (Cedric “The Entertainer”) leaves the glitz and glamour of being a superstar in Vegas to a Reverend in his father’s church, with his reluctant wife Lolli (Niecy Nash) and family.
“The Exes” (Season 2 premiere : Wed., June 20, 10:30 p.m. ET on TV Land) What’s in store for Holly (Kristen Johnston) and the gang?
“Snooki & JWoww” (series premiere: Thurs., June 21, 10 p.m. ET on MTV) In this “Jersey Shore” spin-off, a pregnant & engaged Snooki move in with JWoww.
Hi beautiful people! Missed me? Well, a lot happened in our TV world last week, some series were cancelled, some were picked up, while others were picked up for a shorter and last season. First, “Desperate Housewives” series finale airs tonight. Will you watch the final episodes? Vote in the poll below and check out the preview of the last two episodes.
Lifetime order a reality show starring Whitney Houston’s family, “Houston Family Chronicles” according to Huffington. Bobbie Kristina, Cissy, Pat Houston, Pat’s daughter, Rayah, and Gary Houston will be featured in the series. The one-hour reality show is set to premiere sometime in 2012. Will you watch the reality series?
The second season of ‘Suits’ premieres June 14 on USA Network. But first check out the video below for season one recap.
For the full list of renewed and cancelled shows, click here.
“Long Island Medium” was picked up for a third season by TLC
“Cougar Town” is moving to TBS! Courtney Cox’s series was picked for a season by the cable network. The fourth season will air early 2013 and consist of 15 episodes.
“Happy Endings” was renewed by ABC for a third season.
“Last Man Standing” was also renewed by ABC.
“Law And Order: SVU” was picked up for a fourteenth season.
HBO renewed its freshman comedies “Veep” and “Girls” for a second season for ten episode orders.
“Two and a Half Men” was renewed for a tenth season.
All Shonda Rhimes series “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Private Practice,” and “Scandal” were renewed.
Also renewed by ABC are “Castle,” “Once Upon a Time,” “Body of Proof,” “Apartment 23” “DWTS,” “The Bachelor,” “Shark Tank”and “Revenge.”
“Nikita,” & “Hart Of Dixie” renewed by CW. “Gossip Girl” was also picked up a shorter and last season.
“30 Rock” renewed for a final and short season.
And “Touch,” was renewed For Season 2.
Are you surprised or happy by these renewals?
“CSI:Miami” has been cancelled after ten seasons. “Rob” is also cancelled by CBS.
“I Hate My Teenage Daughter,” “Alcatraz,” “The Finder,” and “Breaking In” were cancelled by FOX earlier this week.
“GCB,” Pam Am,” Missing,” “The River” all cancelled by ABC.
“Ringer,” and “Secret Circle” are not returning to CW.
“Harry’s Law,” “Awake,” “Best Friends Forever,” “Are You There, Chelsea?” “”Bent,” were cancelled by NBC.
Are you sad or surprised by these cancelled shows?