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FOX Fall TV Lineup: ‘Utopia’ Receives Three-Night Premiere

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Fox unveils 2014 Fall lineup.

The network is kicking off its fall season with a three-night series premiere of reality series “Utopia.”

“Utopia” follows fifteen strangers as they leave their everyday lives and move to an isolated, undeveloped location – for an entire year – where they are challenged to create their own civilization from scratch.

Meanwhile, “Red Band Society” debuts Sep. 17, while “Gotham” premieres Mon., Sep. 22.

Below is the full schedule:

Sunday, Sept. 7
8:00-10:00 PM UTOPIA (Series Premiere, Part One)

Tuesday, Sept. 9
8:00-9:00 PM UTOPIA (Series Premiere, Part Two / Time Period Premiere)

Wednesday, Sept. 10
8:00-10:00 PM HELL’S KITCHEN (Season 13 Premiere)

Friday, Sept. 12
8:00-9:00 PM UTOPIA (Series Premiere, Part Three / Time Period Premiere)

Tuesday, Sept. 16
8:00-9:00 PM UTOPIA (All-New)
9:00-9:30 PM NEW GIRL (Season Premiere)
9:30-10:00 PM THE MINDY PROJECT (Season Premiere)

Wednesday, Sept. 17
8:00-9:00 PM HELL’S KITCHEN (All-New / Time Period Premiere)
9:00-10:00 PM RED BAND SOCIETY (Series Premiere)

Monday, Sept. 22
8:00-9:00 PM GOTHAM (Series Premiere)
9:00-10:00 PM SLEEPY HOLLOW (Season Premiere)

Thursday, Sept. 25
8:00-9:00 PM BONES (Season Premiere)
9:00-10:00 PM SLEEPY HOLLOW (Encore of Season Premiere)

Sunday, Sept. 28
8:00-8:30 PM THE SIMPSONS (Season Premiere)
8:30-9:00 PM BROOKLYN NINE-NINE (Season Premiere)
9:00-10:00 PM FAMILY GUY (One-Hour “The Simpsons Guy” Season Premiere Crossover Event)

Thursday, Oct. 2
8:00-9:00 PM BONES (All-New)
9:00-10:00 PM GRACEPOINT (10-Part Mystery Event Series Premiere)

Sunday, Oct. 5
7:00-7:30 PM THE SIMPSONS (Encore)
7:30-8:00 PM BOB’S BURGERS (Season Premiere)
8:00-8:30 PM THE SIMPSONS (All-New)
8:30-9:00 PM BROOKLYN NINE-NINE (All-New)
9:00-9:30 PM FAMILY GUY (All-New)
9:30-10:00 PM MULANEY (Series Premiere)

Friday, Nov. 7
8:00-9:00 PM MASTERCHEF JUNIOR (Season Premiere)

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FOX Renews ‘MasterChef Junior’ For Season 2

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Fox picks up a second season of “MasterChef Junior.”

The network revealed Thursday, the reality series following young MasterChef hopefuls will return for a sophomore season.

“”MasterChef Junior” is one of the few shows on television that the entire family can truly enjoy together,” said Fox Chairman Kevin Reilly. “I can’t wait to see what Gordon, Joe, Graham and the next round of rambunctious, ridiculously talented junior chefs cook up in Season 2.”

The series first season average 5.1 million total viewers and ranking No. 1 in its Friday 8 p.m. time period among adults 18-49, adults 18-34 and teens.

TV Scoop: Dean Geyer and Jacob Artist Join ‘Glee,’ ‘MasterChef’ Renewed and More

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The hit musical series, “Glee” has landed Australian actor, Dean Geyer and Jacob Artist (Blue Lagoon: The Awakening).

TVLine reports, Jacob Artist has joined the series as Puck’s half-brother, Jake. The newcomer is set to debut in the season premiere.

Meanwhile Dean Geyer, has been cast as Rachel’s NYADA classmate. Geyer will play Brody Weston, an upperclassman who likes the new girl (Rachel) on campus. Geyer will also appear in the fourth season premiere on Thurs., Sept. 13.

More TV News!

Adam Baldwin, “Chuck” vet will appear in a three-episodes arc in the upcoming season of “Law & Order: SVU.” The “Firefly” alum will play Capt. Steven Harris, the team’s interim captain. Baldwin will take over Capt. Donald Cragen duties in the first three episodes. [TVGuide]

Related: Paget Brewster to guest-star on ‘Law & Order’

Mindy Kaling will return to “The Office” for a couple of episodes next season. [EW]

Related: Amanda Setton, Stephen Tobolowsky Join ‘The Mindy Project’.

Fox’s “The Mindy Project,” and “Ben and Kate” will be available online before their Tuesday, Sept. 25 premieres. Beginning Monday, Aug. 27, the pilots of each comedy will be online for two weeks.

“MasterChef” has been renewed for a fourth season.

Jack Coleman is joining “Castle.” Coleman, “Heroes” alum will guest-star as “well-liked U.S. senator who finds himself in conflict with Beckett,” TVLine reports.

“New Girl” casts David Walton, Leslie Mann, and Rachael Harris. Walton will play Zooey’s new love interest, while Mann will guest-star in the second season premiere, she will play a “shot girl” and a an event planner for Schmidt’s penis cast party. Lastly, Harris will return to the FOX’s hit comedy series as vice-principal of Jess’s school. [EW]

Weekly TV News: “Private Practice,” Andy Samberg, and More.

Hey TV gleeks! A lot happened this week in our TV world. But first, the news.

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Juicy/sad news! Tim Daly won’t be returning to “Private Practice,” “Grey’s Anatomy” spin-off. Daly tweeted, “wonderful fans of PP, Shonda informed my agent today that Pete wont be returning for season 6. It was a great 5 yrs. R.I.P. Pete Wilder.”

Deadline reports, that Kate Walsh, the main star who plays Dr. Addison Montgomery might not be returning for a seventh season if the series is renewed. It was also speculated this week that season six was picked up for 13 episodes. So far the ABC hasn’t commented on these reports.

Tim Daly is not the only actor who fired by Shonda Rhimes this year, Chyler Leigh and Kim Raver, stars of “Grey’s Anatomy” were also let go this season.

Will you watch PP without Kate Walsh?

BET’s ‘106 & Park’ Hosts Are Leaving.

Who else is leaving “SNL?” Well, Andy Samberg is. Just two weeks after Kirsten Wiig graduated from “SNL” Andy Samberg confirmed he is leaving NBC’s sketch series. According to New York Times, Samberg said he would not return to the show next season. Samberg said, “it’s an incredibly emotional and strange moment in my life. Obviously it’s not a huge shock, but I did officially decide not to come back.” Andy Samberg, has been on “SNL” since 2005, and is best known for bringing viral digital shorts to the sketch show. Samberg along with his Lonely Island cohorts Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone created viral hits such as: “Lazy Sunday,” “I Just Had Sex,” “Motherlover,” and “D*ck in a Box” which featured Justin Timberlake. In case you haven’t seen the tearful goodbye of Kristin Wiig, click here.

‘True Blood’ Season 5 Trailer: “You survive, You Always Do.”.

More sad news. Kathryn Joosten, “Desperate Housewives” intrusive but loving neighbor, Karen McKluskey passed away Friday after batting lung cancer for years. She was 72. Joosten starred in “The West Wing,” “Scrubs,” “General Hospital” and more. During “Desperate Housewives” series finale which aired three weeks ago, Kathryn Joosten’s character Mrs. McKluskey died onscreen. I’m glad she got to wrap up the series with the other girls. RIP Kathryn Joosten.

Richard Dawson, the original host of TV’s “Family Feud,” passed away Saturday night. He was 79. Gary, Dawson’s son shared the news via Facebook, saying, “It is with a very heavy heart that I inform you that my father passed away this evening from complications due to esophageal cancer. He was surrounded by his family. He was an amazing talent, a loving husband, a great dad, and a doting grandfather. He will be missed but always remembered.” RIP Richard Dawson.

‘The Newsroom’: The News Revitalized..

In other TV news, “Nurse Jackie” was renewed for a fifth season last week.

It is not too early to mark your calendar for this event. The 55th annual Grammy Awards is set to air on Feb. 10 of 2013. The Grammy Nominations Concert is set to air live on CBS Dec. 5, 2012. “Music’s biggest night,” the Grammys will air live from L.A.’s Staples Center from 8-11:30 p.m. ET/PT.

TLC’s reality series “Toddles & Tiaras is getting a spin-off series. The series, “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” will follow Alana, a six-year-old pageant contestant as she and her family do things such as “off-road driving and eat road kill for dinner.” The reality series premieres in August.

BET Awards Nominees Announced.

“Boss” which stars Golden Globe winner Kelsey Grammer season two official trailer was released. In the Season 2 trailer of “Boss,” Mayor Tom Kane (Kelsey Grammer) returns to his duties as the mayor of Chicago despite his illness. The trailer features Sanaa Lathan, Tip Harris and more. Season 2 of “Boss” premieres Friday, August 17 at 9 p.m. ET on Starz.

More summer series are returning/premiering this week, check out list below

  • “Secret Millionaire” (Season 3 premiere) airs Sun., June 3, 8 p.m. ET on ABC
  • “Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition” (Season 2 premiere) airs Sun., June 3, 9 p.m. ET on ABC
  • “Drop Dead Diva” (Season 4 premiere) airs Sun., June 3, 9 p.m. ET on Lifetime
  • “The Glades” (Season 3 premiere) Sun, June 3, 9 p.m. ET on A&E
  • “Longmire” (Series premiere) Sun., June 3, 10 p.m. ET on A&E
  • “Teen Wolf” (two-part Season 2 premiere) Sun., June 3, 11 p.m. ET & Mon., June 4, 10 p.m. ET on MTV
  • “Hell’s Kitchen” two-night (Season 10 premiere) Mon., June 4, 8 p.m. ET & Tues., June 5, 8 p.m. ET on Fox
  • “MasterChef” (two-night Season 3 premiere) Mon., June 4, 9 p.m. ET & Tues., June 5, 9 p.m. ET on Fox
  • “Push Girls” (series premiere) Mon., June 4, 10 p.m. ET on Sundance
  • “Pretty Little Liars” (Season 3 premiere) Tues., June 5, 8 p.m. ET on ABC Family
  • “Jane By Design” (Season 1 summer premiere) Tues., June 5, 9 p.m. ET on ABC Family
  • “The Glee Project” (Season two premiere) will star “Glee” stars Naya Rivera, who plays Santana on the series, Cory Monteith, Lea Michele, and Samuel Larsen will appear as mentors on the Oxygen reality show. The sophomore season of “The Glee Project” kicks off on Tuesday, June 5 at 10 p.m. ET
  • “Rizzoli & Isles” (Season 3 premiere) Tues., June 5, 9 p.m. ET on TNT
  • “Franklin & Bash” (Season 2 premiere) Tues., June 5, 10 p.m. ET on TNT
  • “Royal Pains” (Season 4 premiere) Wed., June 6, 9 p.m. ET on USA
  • “Necessary Roughness” (Season 2 premiere) Wed., June 6, 10 p.m. ET on USA
  • “Love in the Wild” (two-hour Season 2 premiere) Thurs., June 7, 8 p.m. ET on NBC
  • “Saving Hope” (series premiere) Thurs., June 7, 10 p.m. ET on NBC
  • “Comedy Bang! Bang!” (series premiere) Fri., June 8, 10 p.m. ET on IFC
  • “Bunk” (series premiere) Fri., June 8, 10:30 p.m. ET on IFC

That’s it for this week folks! Have a great week.

Weekly TV News: ‘The Killing,’ Fox, & Showtime.

Hi guys, it is Atawewe here with your weekly TV news! A lot of premiere dates were announced this week, among them was Fox’s summer schedule.

The ninth season of ”So You Think You Can Dance” returns Thurs., May 24 at 8 p.m. ET with a two-hours premiere. But there will not be a result show this season. “Hell’s Kitchen” tenth season  kicks off  Tues, May 29 at 8 p.m. ET. “Hell’s Kitchen” then moves to Mon., begins on June 4, at 9 p.m. All-new episodes of “Hell’s Kitchen” will air on Mondays and Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET. Also announced this week was “MasterChef” which is set to premiere immediately after ‘Hell’s Kitchen’ at 9 p.m. ET.

‘Hotel Hell’ debuts this summer on Fox. The new series is set to premiere Mon., June 4 at 8 p.m. ET. The reality show follows Chef Gordon Ramsey as he improves America’s worst and dirtiest hotels.

More Fox news, “Bones” was renewed yesterday for an eighth season. The crime-solving series returns Mon., April 2 at 8/7c on Fox. Below is a sneak peek of the next episode.

The Premieres:

The premiere dates of “Nurse Jackie”, “Borgias”, and “The Big C” were released this week. The shows are scheduled  to premiere April 8 on Showtime “Nurse Jackie” returns 9 p.m. ET, “The Big C’ returns half an hour later at 9:30 p.m. and rounding off the night is the Roman-Catholic family series, “Borgias” at 10 p.m. ET.

“Game of Thrones” season two kicks off Sunday, April 1 at 9/8c on HBO, also premiering Sun., is “The Killing”. Season two premiers 9/8c with a two-hours season premiere on AMC.

Lastly, the dance reality series, “ABDC” returns to MTV on Wednesday.

Juicy news: Whitney Houston’s daughter, Bobbi Kristina will make her acting debut on TBS. The 19-year-old will be a recurring cast on Tyler Perry’s sitcom “For Better or Worse.”

Lastly, “The View” co-host, Whoopi Goldberg will guest-star in a couple of episodes on “Glee.” Lindsay Lohan is also schedule to guest-star in an upcoming episode of “Glee.”