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’12 Monkeys’ Renewed for Season 2

Syfy renews 12 MonkeysSyfy has ordered a second season of “12 Monkeys,” the network announced Thursday.

The new season of the apocalptic thriller series will be produced by new executives producers Terry Matalas and Travis Fickett. The renewed season is slated to debut in 2016.

“We are absolutely committed to ’12 Monkeys,’ and have been incredibly impressed by the outstanding critical and audience praise the series has earned,” said Dave Howe, Syfy president. “The talent both on and off-screen have delivered a series that has us all on the edge of our seats, providing exactly the smart, exciting storytelling Syfy is known for.”

The first season finale will air Friday,  April 10.

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Syfy Cancels ‘Being Human’ After Four Seasons

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Syfy cancels “Being Human”  after four seasons, the network revealed Tuesday.  The series finale is set to air April 7.

“Showrunner Anna Fricke and the talented producers, writers, cast and crew have done an amazing job bringing this show to life over the past four seasons and we sincerely thank them and the series’ production company Muse Entertainment for their hard work,” the network announced in a statement. “They’ve saved the best for last with the final six episodes that revisit the story’s beginning, leading to a not-to-be-missed send-off for Aidan, Sally, Josh and Nora.”

The cast shares what they will miss below, watch the video. 

Will you miss “Being Human?”

Alexandra Metz Joins ‘Once Upon A Time,’ Heather Morris Returns to ‘Glee’ And More!

Alexandra Metz Joins Once Upon A Time

“Once Upon A Time” taps “The Original” alumna Alexandra Metz to play Rapunzel. Metz is set to make her “OUAT” debut in the Episode 14. [TVLine]

Heather Morris, Dianna Argon, Mark Salling, Amber Riley and Harry Shum will all return to “Glee” for the series 100th episode. [EW]

“Fringe” alum is heading “AHS: Coven.” Lance Reddick will play Papa Legba, “Coven‘s” version of “voodoo Satan.”  [EW]

The “Veronica Mars” movie official release date is set for March 14. [EW]

Syfy has ordered a supernatural drama series based on the 2010 film Legion.

“Teen Wolf” season 3 premiere debuts on MTV on Jan. 6. Watch “Teen Wolf” season 3 teaser trailer.

Syfy Cancels ‘Alphas’

Alphas Season 2

Syfy has decided to canceled “Alphas” after two seasons.

The cable network has concluded not renew the series for a third run. The show followed a group of people with various superhuman abilities.

“Syfy has decided not to renew “Alphas” for a third season.” Syfy explained in a statement. “We’ve been proud to present this entertaining, high-quality series for two seasons and to work with an incredible ensemble of talented actors, producers and creatives as well as our partners at BermanBraun Television. We’d like to thank the show’s dedicated regular viewers for their tremendous support.”

Will you miss “Alphas?”

Syfy: ‘Merlin,’ Being Human,’ ‘Face Off’ and More Winter Premiere Dates Announced

Lost Girl Season 3 premiere announced

Syfy’s winter schedule, which features returning and new series — was announced today.

The network will debut “Merlin’s” fifth and final season on Jan. 1 at 10/9c.  Here is the synopsis of the season: “With Queen Guinevere and the Knights of the Round Table at his side, Arthur has never felt stronger. But even as Camelot flowers, the seeds of its destruction are being sown.”

The third season of “Being Human” returns Monday, January 14 at 9/8c.  Season 3 guest stars includes: Mark Pellegrino, Amy Aquino, Xander Berkeley, Bobby Campo, and Kyle Schmid.

Meanwhile, “Lost Girl” season 3 debuts on Monday, January 14 at 10/9c; “Face Off” returns with a 90-minute premiere on Tuesday, January 15 at 9/8c; “Total Blackout,” hosted by Jaleel White (“Family Matters”) debuts new episodes Tue., Jan. 15 at 10:30/9:30c; “Ghost Hunters” ninth season premiere bows out Wednesday, January 16 at 9/8c; “Haunted Collector” season 3 kicks off Wednesday, March 6 at 9/8c.

While new original series:

“Continuum” Premieres Monday, January 14 at 8/7c.

The time-traveling police drama Continuum stars Rachel Nichols (“Star Trek,” “Criminal Minds”) as Kiera Cameron, a cop from the future who finds herself trapped in the present day. When a group of fanatical terrorists escapes their planned execution in 2077 by vaulting back in time to 2012, they inadvertently sweep along Kiera, a dedicated City Protective Services officer. With unexpected assistance from teen tech genius Alec Sadler, played by Erik Knudsen (“Jericho,” “Scream 4”), Kiera infiltrates the local police department and forms an uneasy alliance with her new partner, detective Carlos Fonnegra, portrayed by Victor Webster (“Castle,” “Melrose Place”). Though desperate to get back to her husband and son, Kiera concentrates on bringing down the terrorists before they change the course of history.

“Ghost Mine” Premieres Wednesday, January 16 at 10/9c.

Forgotten in the remote woods of Oregon is one of the richest gold mines in the United States that was abandoned 80 years ago when a series of tragedies gave it an infamous reputation for being haunted. Now, a new owner has decided to take on the notorious legend and reopen the mine, assembling a rag-tag group of miners – both seasoned and new – to battle the elements in hopes of finding their fortune and teaming them with a pair of experienced paranormal investigators. In each of the six hour-long episodes, this strong-willed and historically superstitious group of miners will face the day-to-day challenges of mining, aided by the paranormal investigators who unravel the mysteries surrounding the mine, including historic Masonic connections and a spirit who has been known to haunt the area for generations.

“Robot Combat League” Premieres Tuesday, February 26 at 10/9c.

Now, through ground-breaking engineering, the fusion of a human’s fighting spirit with a powerful machine built for destruction has become reality in “Robot Combat League.” This gripping new high-octane unscripted series puts a 21st century spin on gladiatorial combat with tournament-style battle between eight-feet tall, state-of-the-art humanoid robots whose movements are controlled by exo-suit clad human “robo-jockeys.” Twelve teams of two contestants – a fighter (the “robo-jockey”) and a robotics engineer (the “robo-tech”) – are paired with unique robots that clash in the ring for three rounds of intense action, with the winning team advancing in the tournament. “Robot Combat League” is hosted by Chris Jericho, the famed WWE wrestler and multifaceted performer.

“Stranded” Premieres Wednesday, February 27 at 10/9c.

An all-new six-episode reality series that documents an unconventional –- and terrifying -– paranormal and psychological experiment. Each hour-long episode features the self-recorded footage of a diverse group of every-day paranormal enthusiasts — from newlyweds and a brother-in-law to a trio of roommates. Each team of three will be stranded at one of the most haunted locations in America and record the entire experience with hand-held cameras. The footage from the subjects’ cameras will be supplemented by strategically-placed security cameras at each location, creating a suspenseful, completely unscripted first-hand account of each group’s stay. Over the course of the confinement, the subjects contend with increasingly pervasive feelings of fear and desolation, resulting in an experiment that represents a unique combination of psychology and the paranormal.

Which returning or new Syfy’s programming will you watch?

EJ. Bonilla Joins ‘Revenge’ And More Casting News

Daytime star EJ. Bonilla has joined “Revenge.”

The “Guiding Light” alum has been cast to play a mystery man from Nolan’s past, TVLine reports.

Could he be Nolan’s ex perhaps or love interest?

“Revenge” airs Sundays on ABC at 9/8c.

More casting news…

Polly Walker (Caprica) will guest star in a five-episode arc on Syfy’s “Warehouse 13.” Walker will play Charlotte Dupres, a nemesis of the Warehouse Team whose secrets will unfold over the course of Season 4.5.

Kyle Howard will drop by an episode of the upcoming season of “Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23.” [TVLine]

Brian J. Smith has been tapped to guest star in Syfy’s upcoming series “Defiance.” Smith will play Gordon McClintock, a NASA hero from the pre-Arkfall days.

Donal Logue  (“Terriers”) has joined “Sons of Anarchy  in a multi-episode arc. Logue will play Lee Toric, a dangerous and genius U.S. Marshal, who is forced into retirement. EW]

A”Cougar” is heading to “Happy Endings.” Briga Heelan will portray Ryan, an ex-lover of Jane in the tenth episode of the forthcoming season of “Happy Endings.” [TVLine]

Dylan McDermott, who played Ben Harmon on “American Horror Story” has joined the upcoming new season of the anthology series, which premieres tonight. Showrunner Ryan Murphy tweeted the casting news, however details about his character are kept under wraps. [Twitter]

TV Weekly News: ‘Katie’ Guests Revealed, ABC Orders ‘S.H.I.E.L.D’ Pilot And More!

This week’s TV news you might have missed:
Katie Couric 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]

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“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.

That’s all for this week folks!

‘Scandal’ Star Heads to ‘Weeds’ And More Casting News

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Guillermo will return to Agrestic!

According to TVGuide, Guillermo Diaz, who currently stars on ABC’s hit drama “Scandal” will reprise his role as Guillermo Garcia Gómez in the final three episodes of “Weeds.” Diaz is set to appear beginning with the 100th episode on Sunday, Sept. 9.

As previously reported, “Weeds” will end with a two-part series finale on September 16.  Additionally Mary-Louise Parker told critics, “I think it’s [“Weeds” finale] beautiful. I cried when I read it.”

The series finale is expected to air Sept. 16.

More casting news…

Valerie Bertinelli will reunite with her former “One Day at a Time” co-star Pat Harrington Jr. in an upcoming episode of “Hot in Cleveland.” Harrington will play the manager of an apartment building where Bertinelli’s boyfriend lives. [TV Guide]

“The Newsroom” star David Harbour has been cast as a guest star in CBS’ new crime drama “Elementary.” Harbour is set to play a brilliant surgeon named Dr. Mason Baldwin. [TVLine]

Laura Vandervoort has booked a double-episode arc on Syfy’s “Haven.” The “Smallville” alum will play an intelligent and beautiful woman, who has been driven to the brink of madness by the loss of a loved one. [TVLine]

Shelley Long, who played Dede Pritchett, Jay’s ex-wife and the mother of Claire and Mitchell on “Modern Family” will reprise her role on the comedy series. [TV Guide]

Kelly Overton, who played Alcide’s werewolf love interest on HBO’s “True Blood,” has landed a guest star role on an episode of The CW’s “Beauty and the Beast.” Overton will play Claire, a doctoral student who meets medical examiner Evan (Max Brown) online. [TV Guide]

TV Weekly News: Micheal J. Fox Returns to NBC, ABC Family Picks Up Jennifer Lopez’s New Series And More.

Last week’s TV news you might have missed…

Micheal J. Fox is returning to NBC after three decades.

The TV veteran will star in an untitled new series where Fox is a husband and father of three dealing with family, career, and challenges (including Parkinson). The new series is loosely based on the “Family Ties” alum’s life.

NBC has ordered 22 episodes of the new series.

  • The 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards will air live on NBC on Sunday, January 13, 2013.
  • VH1 has renewed Single Ladies for a third season, which will debut late 2013.
  • Utah’s station KSL-TV will not air Ryan Murphy new comedy series “The New Normal.” The series follows a gay couple who tries to have a baby via a surrogate. [EW]
  • P!nk, Taylor Swift and Alicia Keys will be featured in the 17th season of “VH1 Storytellers.” The new season bows out this November. [VH1]
  • Good news “Arrested Development” fans! “Arrested Development” which will be aired on Netflix is set to debut next spring. Additionally, the fourth season is schedule to debut more than ten episodes. [EW]
  • “The Killing” may not be dead after all.  The series which was cancelled by AMC network last month may be picked up by Netflix or DirecTV for a third season. [TVLine]
  • ABC Family has picked up a new series called “The Fosters” -a working title -from executive producer Jennifer Lopez. The drama series is about a multi-ethnic family mix of foster and biological kids being raised by two moms. Will you watch this series? [ABC Family]
  • Syfy is working on remaking a UK sci-fi series “Blake’s 7.” The series followed renegades and criminals who escape from a prison planet and became heroes. [EW]
  • Jon Glaser has joined “Parks and Recreation” season 5 as a town councilman and Leslie’s nemesis. [TVLine]
  • “Glee” showrunner, Ryan Murphy tweeted the key arts of the upcoming season of the musical dramedy. Take a look at the posters below.
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Weekly TV News: ‘Boardwalk Empire,’ ‘Treme’ Premiere Date Revealed & More

TV news you might have missed:

Syfy has renewed its reality competition series “Total Blackout” for a 16-episode second season, the first eight of which are slated to air Tuesday, Nov. 13 at 9 pm.

Related: ‘Big Brother’ Season 14 Cast Revealed.

According to EW, A&E picked up “Bates Motel,” a series inspired by Psycho. Get more details about the series here: EW.

The recently crowned “X Factor” judge, Demi Lovato will host this year’s Teen Choice Awards, EW reports. The awards air live Sun., July 22 on FOX.

Related: ‘Sons of Anarchy’ Season 5 Teaser

HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire” and “Treme” season 3 premiere dates were announced earlier today. “Boardwalk Empire” is set to premiere, Sunday, Sept. 16 at 9/8c, while “Treme’s” third season is set to debut Sunday, Sept. 23, at 10/9c.

Related: ‘Eastbound & Down’ To Return For a Fourth Season

The Summer premieres continues. Check out the list below:

  • “The Closer,” (Season 7 Premiere Mon., July 9, 9 p.m. ET on TNT)
  • “Perception,” (Series premiere Mon., July 9, 10 p.m. ET on TNT)
  • “Opening Act,” (Series Premiere Mon., July 9, 10 p.m. ET on E!)
  • “Trust Us With Your Life,” (Series Premiere Tues., July 10, 9 p.m. ET on ABC)
  • “White Collar,” (Season 4 premiere Tues., July 10 at 9 p.m. ET on USA)

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  • “Covert Affairs” (Season 3 Premiere Tues., July 10 at 10 p.m. ET on USA)

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  • “Final Witness,” (Series Premiere Tues., July 10, 10 p.m. ET on ABC)
  • “Damages,” (Season 5 Premiere Wed., July 11, 10 p.m. ET on DirecTV)

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  • “Beverly Hills Nannies,” (Series Premiere Wed., July 11, 9 p.m. ET on ABC Family)
  • “Big Brother,” (Season 14 Premiere Thurs., July 12, 9 p.m. ET on CBS) Meet the cast of “Big Brother” Season 14.
  • “Polyamory: Married & Dating,” (Series Premiere, Thurs., 11 p.m. ET on Showtime)
  • “The Real L Word,” (Season 3 premiere Thurs., July 12, 10 p.m. ET on Showtime)
  • “Tyler Perry’s For Better or Worse” (Season 2 premiere Fri., July 13, 9 p.m. ET on TBS)