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FOX Cancels ‘Raising Hope’ After Four Seasons

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Comedy series “Raising Hope” has been cancelled. FOX has cancelled the series after four seasons. The sitcom will wrap with an hour-long finale on April 4.

“On behalf of myself, Greg Garcia and “Raising Hope‘s” amazing cast and crew, I would like to thank our audience for tuning in and supporting us over the last four seasons,” executive producer Mike Mariano said in a statement. “We planned our Season 4 finale with this possibility in mind, and hope our loyal fans enjoy the way we’ve chosen to say goodbye to the Chances and to Natesville. Thanks again, and we’ll see you in syndication.”

“Getting to know and love the Chance family on “Raising Hope” has been a sweet, hilarious ride,” added Fox chief Kevin Reilly in a statement. “Thanks to the incredibly talented cast – along with Greg, Mike and the entire crew – for making us laugh for four fantastic seasons.”

“Raising Hope” stars Martha Plimpton, Cloris Leachman, Garret Dillahunt, Lucas Neff, Shannon Woodward and Gregg Binkley.

Will you miss the comedy series?

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Ellen Pompeo & Patrick Dempsey Renew ‘Grey’s’ Contracts , ‘Hostages’ Actor Joins ’24: Live Another Day’ And More!

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“Grey’s Anatomy” stars Patrick Dempsey and Ellen Pompeo have signed new two-year deals with “Grey’s Anatomy”

NBC revealed at the Television Critics Association winter press tour that its second stab at a live musical will be “Peter Pan Live!”

“Greek” alumni Paul James is heading to Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital’s “Grey’s Anatomy” in a potentially recurring role. According to the TVLine, his character comes to the hospital to assist with research.

Fox’s “Enlisted” is moving to a new time. The rookie comedy will now air Fridays at 9/8c. The show will effectively swap time-slots with “Raising Hope,” which will now follow “Enlisted” at 9:30/8:30c.

“Hostages” star Tate Donovan joins “24: Live Another Day.” Donovan will play White House Chief of Staff Mark Boudreau.

Jesse L. Martin has been cast as Barry Allen’s (Grant Gustin) surrogate father. Martin will play Detective West, “an honest, blue-collar cop.” on “The Flash.”

Fox Renews ‘The Following,’ ‘Mindy Project’ And Two Comedies Series

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Fox announced Monday, new series “The Following” and “The Mindy Project” along with returning comedies “Raising Hope” and “New Girl” have been renewed for the network’s 2013-2014 lineup.

On “The Following” second season pick up, Chairman of Entertainment, Fox Broadcasting Company, Kevin Reilly said, “From the very beginning, we felt Kevin Williamson and Marcos Siega had created a high-quality, edge-of-your-seat drama that could break from the pack, and it is exciting to see the audience responding. Kevin Bacon and James Purefoy have given us two of the most compelling characters on television and the entire cast is incredible. I’m delighted to have this thrill ride continue on FOX for another season.”

Comedies “Mindy Project” received a second season order, “New Girl” received a third season pick up and “Raising Hope” was renewed for a fourth season. These renewals follow drama series “Bones” ninth season pick up.

Alex Kingston Joins ‘Arrow’ And More Casting News

“Arrow” has recruited Alex Kingston for a mother role.

The “ER” veteran has been cast to guest star in a recurring role on The CW’s freshman drama. Kingston will play Dinah Lance, Laurel’s (Katie Cassidy) mother.

According to EW, Dinah is set to return to Starling City to make amends with the family she abandoned after the death of her other daughter.

More casting news….

“Shameless” actor Steve Howey is heading to “New Girl.” Howey has been cast to guest star as Jax McTavish, an intense professional football player, who is interviewed by Winston. [TVLine]

Hip-hop star 2 Chainz is guest star as himself on “2 Broke Girls.” The girls will meet the rapper while taking a rare flight on a private plane. [EW]

“My Name is Earl” alums stop by “Raising Hope.” Jason Lee, Jaime Pressly, Ethan Suplee, Nadine Velazquez and Abdoulaye N’Gom will appear in the Fox comedy for an upcoming episode. Lee, Pressly and Suplee will reprise their Season 1 roles as aging rocker Smokey Floyd, and Burt and Virginia’s crazy neighbors Donna and Andrew, respectively. [TVLine]

‘Raising Hope’ Third Season Opener Hits Twitter

The comedy begins early for “Raising Hope”‘s fans!

Fox released the first episode of the upcoming season today via Twitter. Fans can now watch the episode on the show’s twitter page. The third season premiere episode will be available from now until Sept. 27. Click here to watch the episode.

Showrunner Greg Garcia said in a statement, “Season 3 is shaping up to be our best season yet, so we’re excited about this opportunity for new viewers to sample the show, as well as giving a sneak peek to our loyal fans who know how to use Twitter.”

“Raising Hope” premieres Oct. 2 at 8/7c on Fox.

‘Scandal’ Hires ‘Grey’s’ & ‘Lost’ Alums And More Casting News

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According to Huff Post TV, Steven Bailey, who played Joe the bartender on “Grey’Anatomy” has been booked to guest-star on Shonda Rhimes’ hit series “Scandal.” Although there is no word who Bailey will be playing.

‘Scandal’ Season 2 Scoop: Who is Quinn Perkins? Is There a Baby on Board? and More

Meanwhile, Broadway alum Norm Lewis (Porgy and Bess) is set to recur as Olivia Pope’s (Kerry Washington) ex.  Additionally, Patrick Fischler (Lost, Mad Men), Lorraine Toussaint, Gregg Henry and Ann Cusack will appear in the upcoming season of “Scandal.”

Scandal‘s second season premieres Thursday, Sept. 27 at 10/9c on ABC.

In other casting news…

Enver Gjokaj, “Dollhouse” alum will join CBS’ new legal drama “Made In Jersey” as a U.S. attorney and the ex-boyfriend of Janet Montgomery’s main character. [THR]

“Lost” alum Jeff Fahey has been tapped to guest-star in “Revolution.” Fahey is set to play Hutch, TVLine reports.

Malcolm McDowell has booked a multi-episode arc in “Community”‘s upcoming Season 4. McDowell will play Professor Cornwallis, the college’s new history prof. [THR]

JR Bourne (Teen Wolf) has booked a recurring role on the upcoming second season of “Revenge.” He will play Kenny, a self-assured, Hamptons resident who tries to hide his rough edges behind his fancy clothes and Mercedes. [Deadline]

Samm Levine has joined the cast of NBC’s midseason medical drama “Do No Harm.” Levine will play Josh, an administrative assistant to Dr. Jason Cole (Steven Pasquale). [THR]

Majandra Delfino and Blake Garrett have joined “The Office” spin-off series. Delfino is set to play Fannie Schrute, Dwight’s “pseudo-intellectual lefty” younger sister. While Blake Garrett (New Girl) will play Dwight’s nephew, Cameron.

Ben Lawson has been cast as Jonathan, Chloe’s love interest on  “Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23.” [THR]

Ciarán Hinds (Political Animals) will play the Wildling leader Mance Rayder on “Game of Thrones.” According to EW, the King Beyond the Wall’s only mission is to attack The Wall. [EW]

Chris Klein is will guest-star on “Raising Hope.” The actor will appear as Jimmy’s long-lost brother. [THR]

Michael Mosley (Pan Am) has been booked in a recurring role on ABC’s freshman series “Last Resort.” The “Pan Am” vet will recur as  Chief Engineer Anders. [TV Guide]

Whoopi Goldberg has been tapped to reprise her role as New York Academy of Dramatic Arts dean Carmen Tibideaux in “Glee”‘s fourth season. In addition, “Glee Project” Season 1 winners, Samuel Larsen and Alex Newell, along with Season 2 winner Blake Jenner, will recur in “Glee”‘s fourth season. [THR]

Zach Braff to Reunite with Donald Faison on ‘The Exes’ And More Casting News

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“The Exes”  will host a “Scrubs” reunion.

Zach Braff and former co-star Donald Faison will reunite on an upcoming episode of TV Land’s “The Exes.” (cue music)

According to THR, Braff will play Chuck Feeney, a pro tennis player and client of Donald Faison’s character. Feeney was further described as a ladies man who turns out to be more of a “man’s man.” Braff is set to appear on the Aug. 29 episode.

Faison and Braff previously appeared as BFFs Turk and J.D. on “Scrubs.”

“The Exes” airs Wednesdays at 10:30 p.m. on TV Land.

 

More casting news…

Alan Dale will appear in two episodes as Emmett an actor who has a thing for Victoria Chase (Wendie Malick) on “Hot in Cleveland.” [TV Guide]

Wendi McLendon-Covey has been cast to guest-star on “Modern Family.” The Bridesmaids actress and Michaela Watkins (SNL) will play a lesbian couple whose son gets into a fight with Lily on the first day of kindergarten. [EW]

Jenny Slate (SNL) has been booked to play Joan, a social worker who checks Hope’s living conditions on “Raising Hope.” [TVLine]

Craig Bierko (Boston Legal) and Molly Price (Third Watch) are set to guest-star in CBS’ upcoming drama, “Elementary.” Bierko will play Fowkes, a COO of Wall Street financial firm who is involved in a murder investigation. While, Price is set to play Donna, Fowkes’ trusted executive secretary. [TVLine]

‘Vampire Diaries’ Casts Phoebe Tonkin And More Casting News

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Phoebe Tonkin has landed a role on “The Vampire Diaries.”

According to TVGuide, the former “Secret Circle” star will play Hayley, a wild, sexy, and free-spirited friend of Tyler’s (Michael Trevino). Tonkin is set to debut in the forthcoming season’s 3rd episode.

“The Vampire Diaries” premieres Thurs., Oct. 11.

More casting news…

“That ’70s Show” star Wilmer Valderrama will play Sabrina’s mother’s love interest on “Raising Hope.” [EW]

Brooke Lyons will quest-star as Talia Clarke on the upcoming season of “Royal Pains.” Lyons’ character is described as a pharmaceutical rep who occasionally flirts to close the deal. [TVLine]

Busy Philipps (Cougar Town) is set to guest-star as herself on second season of ABC’s comedy series “Don’t Trust the B—- In Apartment 23.” [TVGuide]

Raymond Barry (Justified) will guest-star on the upcoming season of “New Girl.” The actor is set to play Nick…just older. [EW]

Rachael Harris will guest-star as a realtor on the forthcoming season of “Happy Endings.” [TVLine]

Matt Lucas has landed a gig on “Community.” Lucas is will play a history professor at Oxford. [TVLine]

Fall Scoop: Fox Reveals Its Premiere Dates

 

Fox fall will debut with “The X Factor” in Sept. The singing competition, which premieres with new judges (Britney Spears and Demi Lovato) kick things off with a two night premiere on Sept 12. The second night premiere airs Sept 13 followed by the a new episode of “Glee,” which returns on a new night and time, Thurs., 9/8c p.m.

“New Girl” starts off Tuesday’s comedy block with a special episode. Leading in new series “Ben and Kate,” and “The Mindy Project.” While, “Raising Hope” premieres a week later. Kiefer Sutherland’s new drama, “Touch” rounds off the schedule with a late second season premiere.

Here is the schedule:

Wed., Sept. 12
8-10 p.m. ET “The X Factor” (Season Premiere, Part One)

Thurs., Sept. 13
8-9 p.m. ET “The X Factor” (Season Premiere, Part Two)
9-10 p.m. ET “Glee” (Season Premiere)

Mon., Sept. 17
8-9 p.m. ET “Bones” (Season Premiere)
9-10 p.m. ET “The Mob Doctor” (Series Premiere)

Tues., Sept. 25
8-8:30 p.m. ET “New Girl” (Special All-New Episode)
8:30-9 p.m. ET “Ben and Kate” (Series Premiere)
9-9:30 p.m. ET “New Girl” (Season Premiere)
9:30-10 p.m. ET “The Mindy Project” (Series Premiere)

Fri., Sept. 28
8-9 p.m. ET “Kitchen Nightmares” (All-New Episode)
9-10 p.m. ET “Fringe” (Season Premiere)

Sun., Sept. 30
8-8:30 p.m. ET “The Simpsons” (Season Premiere)
8:30-9 p.m. ET “Bob’s Burgers” (Season Premiere)
9-9:30 p.m. ET “Family Guy” (Season Premiere)
9:30-10 p.m. ET “American Dad” (Season Premiere)

Tues., Oct. 2
8-8:30 p.m. ET “Raising Hope” (Season Premiere)

Sun., Oct. 7
7:30-8 p.m. ET “The Cleveland Show” (Season Premiere)

Fri., Oct. 26
8-9 p.m. ET “Touch” (Season Premiere)

Fox 2012-2013 Schedule Announced: New Tuesday Comedy Block, ‘Touch’ Moves To Fri., And More.

(The cast of FOX’s new drama, “The Mob Doctor”)

This fall’s schedule keeps getting better and better. FOX is the next network to announce its fall/spring primetime lineup, and the second network to shake things up.

For the full list of renewed and cancelled shows, click here.

The shocker? “Glee” moves to Thursdays following “X Factor” (Fall) and “American Idol” (midseason). “Touch,” drama series starring Keifer Sutherland also moves to a new night, Fridays. Will you watch “Glee” and “Touch” on their new night?

Two new dramas “The Following” and “The Mob Doctor”, and three new comedies “The Mindy Project,” “Ben And Kate,” “The Goodwin Games” will premiere on FOX this fall/spring. “The Mindy Project,” “Ben And Kate,” “The Mob Doctor,” all debut this fall. While “The Following” ”The Goodwin Games” premiere in midseason.

“Beginning this fall is FOX starts its Tuesdays comedy block with, “The Mindy Project,” “Ben And Kate,” “Raising Hope,” and  “New Girl.”

 There is FOX 2012-2013 lineup. (New series are in CAPS):

MONDAY

“Bones,”  8/7c p.m.

“The Mob Doctor,” 9/8c p.m.

 “The Following,” (debuts in midseason) 

TUESDAY

“Raising Hope,” 8/7c p.m.

“Ben And Kate,” 8:30/7:30c p.m.                

“New Girl,” 9/8c p.m.

“The Mindy Project,” 9:30/8:30 p.m.

“The Goodwin Games,” (premieres in midseason)         

WEDNESDAY

“The X Factor,” 8/7c p.m.

“American Idol,” 8/7c p.m. (midseason)                

THURSDAY

“The X Factor,” Results 8/7c p.m.

“American Idol,” Results 8/7c p.m. (midseason)

“Glee,” 9/8c p.m.

FRIDAY

“Touch,” 8/7c p.m.

“Fringe,” 9/8c p.m. 

“Hell’s Kitchen,” (midseason)

SATURDAY

“FOX Sports Saturday,” 7/6c p.m.

“Cops,” (midseason)

“Animation Domination High-Def,” (debuts late in 2013)

SUNDAY

“NFL Game,” 8/7c p.m.

“Animation Domination,” (encore) 8/7c p.m.

“The Ot,” 8:30/7:30c p.m.

“The Cleveland Show,” (midseason) 8:30/7:30c p.m.

“The Simpsons,” 9/8c p.m.

“Bob’s Burgers,” 9:30/8:30c

“Family Guy,” 10/9c p.m.

“American Dad,” 10:30/9:30c p.m.