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USA Renews ‘White Collar’ ‘Royal Pains And ‘Covert Affairs’

White Collar, Royal Pains, Covert Affairs Renewed

USA’s summer drama series “White Collar,” “Royal Pains” and “Covert Affairs” have been renewed, the cable network announced today.

“Royal Pains” received a two seasons order of 26 episodes. Whereas, “White Collar” and “Covert Affairs” were each picked up of a season of 16 episodes.

“All three of these series have found ways to stay creatively fresh and culturally relevant. The execution in writing, acting and production is among the best on television. In an increasingly competitive landscape, these series got new season pickups the old-fashioned way — they earned it!,” Chris McCumber and Jeff Wachtel, co-presidents of USA Network, said in a statement.

However, freshman series: “Common Law,”  “Political Animals, ” and returning series: “Necessary Roughness,” and Fairly Legal” are still on the bubble.

Production for the renewed series will begin in 2013.

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‘Vampire Diaries’ Casts Phoebe Tonkin And More Casting News

Phoebe Tonkin

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]

Wes Brown Joins ‘Infamous’ and More Casting News

Wes Brown has been cast to replace Neil Jackson on “Infamous.” Brown is set to play bad boy Julian on the NBC midseason drama. Brown will also recur on the upcoming season of ‘90210″ as Talyor. [TVLine]

Laurence Fishburne will play Jack Crawford, FBI’s Behavioral Sciences Unit leader on the upcoming series “Hannibal,” which is set to debut midseason on NBC. [EW]

Meghann Fahy (One Life to Live) has been booked to play Nicki Kahler on “Chicago Fire.’ Fahy’s character is engaged to the 51 Firehouse Chef. [TVLine]

Rosanna Arquette will appear in a three-episode arc on USA’s dramedy “Royal Pains.” Arquette will play Louise Hunter, a mysterious woman who is trying to find her family in the Hamptons. [HUFF POST TV]

Taryn Manning will return to “Hawaii Five-0.” Manning will return as McGarrett’s little sister to confirm that their deceased mother is very much alive. [TV Guide]

Billie Joe Armstrong joins “The Voice” as the mentor for Christina Aguilera’s team. The Green Day frontman joins previously announced Season 3 mentors: Matchbox 20’s Rob Thomas on Cee Lo Green’s team, Mary J. Blige on Adam Levine’s team and Michael Buble on Blake Shelton’s team. [THR]

‘OUAT’ Adds Julian Morris and More Casting News!

British actor Julian Morris will guest star on “Once Upon A Time.’

Julian Morris (Pretty Little Liars) will play Prince Phillip on “Once.” According to EW, the royal Prince is described as a selfless, skilled, young warrior who has traveled many tough journeys.

Morris joins previously announced Jamie Chung who will recur as Mulan, and Sara Bolger as Sleeping Beauty. Morris TV credit include “24,” and “Pretty Little Liars.”

“Once Upon A Time is set to premiere Sun., Sept. 30 at 8/7c p.m. on ABC.

More casting news.

Sinqua Walls has joined ABC’s hit “Once Upon A Time” as Sir Lancelot. [TVLine]

Jenna Dewan will play an important role as Adam Levine’s character lover on “American Horror Story.” [EW]

Luke MacFarlane will appear in Episode 2 of CW’s new fall drama “Beauty and the Beast.” [TVGuide]

Ashley Williams will be back on for the upcoming season of “How I Met Your Mother.” Williams will return for a multi-episode arc. [TVLine]

Ivan Sergei will recur on CBS’ drama “The Mentalist” as a FBI Agent Gabe Mancini. [EW]

“True Blood” actress, Carrie Preston will guest star on an upcoming episode of Royal Pains. [TVLine]

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: Fox’s Anniversary Special, USA, & “RHOA”.

Hello sweet readers!

Fox turned 25 this month and to celebrate the network is airing a two-hour 25th Anniversary Special hosted by Ryan Seacrest. The Anniversary Special kicks off tomorrow April 22 at 8/7 p.m. on Fox. It’s slated to feature stars from “Ally McBeal,” “Beverly Hills, 90210,” “Married With Children,” “American Idol,” “24,” “That ’70s Show,” “In Living Color,” “The X-Flies” and of course “The Simpsons”.

More Fox’s news. George Lopez will host Fox’s new dating series, “Take Me Out”. Lopez will play matchmaker to thirty women and men contestants. The show premieres Thursday, June 7 at 8 p.m. ET.

In other TV news, there is one less cab in NYC. Discovery cancelled it trivia show “Cash Cab” while, TLC’s “My Crazy Obsession” will return for a second season.

Juicy news!

Martha Stewart, whose daily talk show, “The Martha Stewart Show” was cancelled by Hallmark in January is heading to PBS. Stewart announced Thursday PBS will air her new program “Martha Stewart”s Cooking School”. The weekly 30 minutes program will air in the fall.

Sheree Whitfield won’t be returning to the “Real Housewives of Atlanta,” the reality star announced she wants to focus more on empowering and inspiring women. “RHOA” just wrapped up its fourth season last week.

Meanwhile, Big Ang, Raiola the break-out star on “Mob Wives” is getting her own spin-off reality series. The series called “Big Ang” joins “Mob Wives Chicago” as “Mob Wives” growing franchise. The reality series will include ten episodes premiering in the summer. Will you watch “Big Ang?”

Premieres:

“Damages” fifth and last season premieres Jul., 11 9 p.m. ET exclusively on DIRECTV.

More summer premiere news, USA networks revealed it premiere dates from its summer line-up. “White Collar” and “Covet Affairs” return July 10. “Royal Pains” and “Necessary Roughness” return June 6 while “Burn Notice” and “Suits” premiere June 14.

Guest-Stars:

Lastly, Perez Hilton will guest star on “Glee”! The blogger will guest star as a judge at Nationals.