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Lifetime Cancels ‘Drop Dead Diva,’ Jim Parson to Host ‘SNL’ And More!

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Lifetime announced drama series “Drop Dead Diva” has been cancelled.

Bazinga! Jim Parson will host “Saturday Night Live” on Saturday, March 1, when the sketch series returns from hiatus. This will be “The Big Bang Theory” star debut on “SNL.”

Patrick Fabian is joining “Grey’s Anatomy.” The actor will recur as a pediatric surgeon who arrives to help Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital. TVGuide

Hugh Jackman has been tapped to host Tony Awards for the fourth time, live on Sunday, June 8.

John Leguizamo will guest-star on “The Good Wife” as the new Cook County State’s Attorney. The “EW” star’s character, is described as a well-liked leader intent on making the State’s Attorney’s office fair for everybody. E! Online

‘Hawaii Five-0’ Casts Melanie Griffith And More Casting News

melanie griffith heads to Hawaii Five -0

Melanie Griffith is heading to “Hawaii Five-0.”

The actress, who appear in “Hot in Cleveland” and “Nip/Tuck” will play Danny’s mother on the crime series. Griffith will appear in an upcoming episode of “Hawaii Five-0’s” fourth season.

CBS announced the casting news via Twitter.

“Hawaii Five-0” returns on Sept. 27.

More casting news…

“Mad Men” actress Talia Balsam will play a political reporter in an episode of “The Good Wife.” [TVLine]

Kathleen Robertson heads to “Bates Motel.” The “Boss” alumna has been cast as Jodi, a smart, sexy businesswoman and artist who is not afraid to use her brain and charm to her advantage. [TVLine]

Nick Jonas will guest star as a computer hacker in “Hawaii Five-0’s” upcoming season.

Alicia Lagano has been tapped to guest star as a fugitive in an upcoming episode of “Castle.” [TVLine]

”Glee’ Scoop: Heather Morris, Amber Riley And More Not Returning As Series Regulars And More Casting News


“Glee” four original cast-members are not returning to the series as series regulars.

Heather Morris (Brittany), Mark Salling (Puck), Amber Riley (Mercedes) and Harry Shum, Jr. (Mike) will not be returning to the musical dramedy as series regulars, according to TVLine.

The site reports Morris, Puck, Riley, Shum and Dianna  Argon, who plays Quinn may return occasionally as guest stars.

“Glee” was renewed through season six. The series returns on Thursday, Sept. 19.

More casting news…

“Hunted” alumna Melissa George will play Marilyn, Peter Florrick’s new smart, sexy in-house ethics counsel on “The Good Wife.”  George has been cast to recur. [TVLine]

Also joining the series is Juliet Rylance as a new love interest for Kalinda (Archie Panjabi). Rylance will recur as Holly, a smart Assistant State’s Attorney who shares a past with Kalinda. [TVLiine]

“Hannibal” casts David Bowie. Bowie is set to play a famed rocker for the upcoming season. [TVLine]

“Anger Management” has upped Brian Austin Green to a series regular. Green plays Sean, the boyfriend of Charlie’s ex-wife Jen. [TVLine]

Ray Romano Returns to ‘Parenthood’ And More Casting News

Ray Romano to Return to Parenthood
Ray Romano returns to Parenthood

Ray Romano will reprise his role on “Parenthood.”

According to Deadline, the “Everybody Loves Ray Raymond” alum will return to the series as Hank Rizzoli, Sarah’s (Lauren Graham) boss-turned-boyfriend.

Romano is set to appear in as many as 12-15 episodes, according to the site.

“Parenthood” returns this fall.

More casting news…

“The Good Wife” promotes Zach Grenier to a series regular. Grenier, who plays David Lee on the drama series has been promoted to  series regular ahead of season five’s debut. [Twitter]

Tracy Spiridakos, star of “Revolution,” will guest star on Showtime’s “Episodes” as a family member of actress Morning Randolph’s. [Zap2It]

“Homeland” actress Zuleikha Robinson is heading to “Covert Affairs” in a recurring role. Robinson will play Bianca, an important D.C. defense attorney, who gets recruited by Arthur (Peter Gallagher). Robinson is expected to debut in Episode nine. [TV Guide]

CBS 2013-2014 Premiere Dates Revealed: ‘How I Met Your Mother’ Final Season Debuts With A Special Hour-long Premiere

We Are Men
We Are Men

CBS 2013 fall schedule is kicking off on Sept. 18 with the 27th edition of reality series “Survivor.”

The America’s #1 network will premiere nearly most of its returning and new programs during the official premiere week.

“The 65th Primetime Emmy® Awards” is set to air live on Sunday, Sept. 22, while the final season of “How I Met Your Mother” debuts with a special one-hour Episode on Monday, Sept. 23 at 8/7c.

New series “Mom” and “Hostages” premiere Monday, Sept. 23, with “The Millers” and “The Crazy Ones” debuting on Thursday, Sept. 26, while “We Are Men” Debuts Monday, Sept. 30.

Below is the full schedule.

Wednesday, Sept. 18

8 p.m. Survivor (Season 27 edition, 90 minutes)

Sunday, Sept. 22
8 p.m. The 65th Primetime Emmy Awards

Monday, Sept. 23

8 p.m. How I Met Your Mother (Season 9/final season)
9 p.m. 2 Broke Girls (Season 3)
9:30 p.m. Mom (new series/series debut)
10 p.m. Hostages (new series)

Tuesday, Sept. 24

8 p.m. NCIS (Season 11)
9 p.m. NCIS: Los Angeles (Season 5)
10 p.m. Person of Interest (Season 3)

Wednesday, Sept. 25
9 p.m. Criminal Minds (Season 9)
10 p.m. CSI (Season 14)

Thursday, Sept. 26

8 p.m. The Big Bang Theory (Season 7)
8:30 p.m. The Millers (new series/series debut)
9 p.m. The Crazy Ones (new series/series debut)
9:30 p.m. Two and a Half Men (Season 11)
10 p.m. Elementary (Season 2)

Friday, Sept. 27

8 p.m. Undercover Boss (Season 5)
9 p.m. Hawaii Five-0 (Season 4)
10 p.m. Blue Bloods (Season 4)

Saturday, Sept. 28

10 p.m. 48 Hours (Season 26)

Sunday, Sept. 29
7 p.m. 60 Minutes (Season 46)
8 p.m. The Amazing Race (23rd Edition)
9 p.m. The Good Wife (Season 5)
10 p.m. The Mentalist (Season 6)

Monday, Sept. 30

8:30 p.m. We Are Men (new series/series debut)

Monday, Feb. 24
10 p.m. Intelligence (new series/series debut)

2012/2013 Scoop: CBS Finale Dates Revealed

CBS Finale Dates Announced

CBS has scheduled all of its season finale dates, airing April 28 through May 22.

Reality series “Survivor,” “The Amazing Race,” and crime procedural series “Criminal Minds” and “Elementary” will air two-hour season finales.

Here is the schedule:

Sunday, April 28
“The Good Wife” (9 p.m.)

Sunday, May 5
“The Amazing Race” Two-hour season finale (8 p.m.)
“The Mentalist” (10 p.m.)

Thursday, May 9
“Two and a Half Men” (8:30 p.m.)
“Person of Interest” (9 p.m.)

Friday, May 10
“Vegas” (9 p.m.)
“Blue Bloods” (10 p.m.)

Sunday, May 12
“Survivor: Caramoan – Fans vs. Favorites” Two-hour season finale (8 p.m.)

Monday, May 13
“How I Met Your Mother” (8 p.m.)
“2 Broke Girls” (9 p.m.)

Tuesday, May 14
“NCIS” (8 p.m.)
“NCIS: Los Angeles” (9 p.m.)
“Golden Boy” (10 p.m.)

Wednesday, May 15
“CSI” (10 p.m.)

Thursday, May 16
“The Big Bang Theory” (8 p.m.)
“Elementary” (9 p.m.) Two-hour season finale

Friday, May 17
“Undercover Boss” (8 p.m.)

Monday, May 20
“Rules of Engagement” (8:30 p.m.)
“Mike & Molly” (9:30 p.m.)
“Hawaii Five-0” (10 p.m.)

Wednesday, May 22
“Criminal Minds,” (9 p.m.) Two -hour season finale

Maggie Smith Returns To ‘Downton Abbey’ And More Casting News

Maggie Smith Downton Abbey Season 4

The Dowager Countess will be back for another season at least.

According to TVLine, Sunday’s Golden Globe winner for Best Actress in a TV Drama Series Maggie Smith will return to “Downton Abbey” for season 4.

“Downton Abbey” airs Sundays, 9 p.m. EST on PBS.

More casting news…

“Friday Night Lights” vet Jurnee Smollett has been cast to appear on “Do No Harm.” Smollett will appear in three episode-arc of the drama as Phylicia Rashad’s character’s daughter. [TVLine]

Scott Foley is heading to “Scandal” for a guest star role. However, details surrounding his role are being kept under warps. Foley is expected to appear in a major arc in the series. [TVLine]

“Under the Dome” has cast Colin Ford as its first series regular. Ford will play Joe, a teen who lives in the small town that gets placed under the dome in the new CBS series based on Stephen King’s book. [THR]

“Private Practice’s” alumna Audra McDonald  has booked a guest role on “The Good Wife.” McDonald will play Alicia’s enemy from their Georgetown Law School days. McDonald is only slated for one episode at the moment, but will possibly have an arc. [THR]

CBS Summer Schedule Revealed: ‘Big Brother’ Debuts Early, ‘Under The Dome’ & ‘Unforgettable’ Premiere Dates Announced

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Cbs unveiled its summer schedule today at the Television Critics Association winter press tour.

The highly anticipated drama “Under the Dome,” premiere date and the resurrected series “Unforgettable” season two premiere date have been announced.

“Under the Dome,” a 13-episode, drama series based on Stephen King’s best-seller will debut on Monday, June 24, at 10/9c. “Under the Dome” follows a small town that is inexplicably sealed off from the rest of the world by a transparent dome, and subsequently subject to post-apocalyptic conditions, while searching for answers to what this barrier is, where it came from and if and when it will go away.

Summer’s guilty pleasure, “Big Brother” season 15 will be expanded this year. The series will launch two weeks earlier than its usual time on Wednesday, June 26, at 9/8c pm. BB15 will air Tuesdays at 9/8c beginning July 2, live eviction airs Wednesdays at 9/8c beginning July 3, and Sundays at 8/7c.

Meanwhile, Poppy Montgomery’s “Unforgettable” will return for its second season on Sunday, July 28, at 9 pm.


Here is the full schedule:

CBS Wednesday, Effective May 29

8:00-9:00 PM UNTITLED BAKING SERIES (Premiere)



CBS Monday, Effective June 24



9:00-9:30 PM 2 BROKE GIRLS

9:30-10:00 PM MIKE & MOLLY

10:00-11:00 PM UNDER THE DOME (Premiere)

CBS Wednesday, Effective June 26


9:00-10:00 PM BIG BROTHER (Season Premiere)


CBS Sunday, Effective June 30

7:00-8:00 PM 60 MINUTES

8:00-9:00 PM BIG BROTHER (Premiere)

9:00-10:00 PM THE GOOD WIFE

10:00-11:00 PM THE MENTALIST

CBS Tuesday, Effective July 2

8:00-9:00 PM NCIS

9:00-10:00 PM BIG BROTHER (Premiere)

10:00-11:00 PM NCIS: LOS ANGELES

CBS Wednesday, Effective July 17

8:00-9:00 PM BIG BROTHER (New Time Period)



CBS Sunday, Effective July 28

7:00-8:00 PM 60 MINUTES

8:00-9:00 PM BIG BROTHER

9:00-10:00 PM UNFORGETTABLE (Premiere)

10:00-11:00 PM THE MENTALIST

Matthew Perry to Return to ‘The Good Wife’ And More Casting News

“Go On” star Matthew Perry is set to reprise his role on “The Good Wife.”

According to CBS, Matthew Perry will reprise his guest role as Mike Kresteva, a slick Chicago attorney who is running against Peter Florrick for the governorship.

Perry’s episode is slated to air in early 2013.

In more casting news…

“The Newsroom” has cast former “United States of Tara” actors Patton Oswalt and Rosemarie DeWitt in recurring role in its upcoming season. DeWitt will play Rebecca Halliday, a litigator who defends Atlantis Cable News in a wrongful termination suit. Oswalt will portray Jonas Pfeiffer, the new vice president of human resources at ACN. [Deadline]

Brittany Snow is joining “Ben And Kate” as Lila, a love interest for Tommy in multiple episode arc. [E! Online]

Hal Linden will appear on “The Mindy Project.” The titular star of “Barney Miller” is joining the Fox comedy as nursing home resident, Manny, who’s a former Army drill sergeant. [TVLine]

D.B. Woodside (“Buffy the Vampire Slayer”)  has booked a multiple-episode arc on “Emily Owens, M.D.” freshman drama. Woodside will play Evan, the husband of the intimidating Dr. Gina Bandari (Necar Zadegan). [THR]

Anika Noni, Dallas Roberts Return to ‘The Good Wife’ And More Casting News

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Dallas Roberts and Anika Noni Rose are heading to “The Good Wife.”

According to TV Guide,  Alicia’s baby brother Owen will return to the series when Stockard Channing makes her debut as Alicia’s mum.

Dallas Roberts Joins ‘Walking Dead’

Also reprising her role on the drama series is Anika Noni, who played Wendy Scott-Carr. Noni, who recurs on “Private Practice” has been cast of an episode but, TV Guide reports Executive producer Robert King said Noni’s return “could extend to three” episodes.

More casting news…

“Rescue Me” vet  Adam Ferrera is joining “Nurse Jackie” in a recurring role as a love interest for Jackie. Ferrera will play an NYPD officer and is set to recur throughout Season 5. [TVLine]

“Guys With Kids” nabs Erine Hudson. The “Ghostbusters” vet will play Marney’s (Tempestt Bledsoe) dad on the comedy series. [TV Guide]

Annie Wersching will recur on “Dallas.” The “24” alum actress will recur as an “ambitious and sexy transportation commissioner” with a  possible love interest for John Ross on the soap. [TVLine]

“ER” alum Ming-Na has been booked in ABC’s “S.H.I.E.L.D.” She will play Agent Melinda May, a damaged, but soulful solider who is an ace flier and weapons expert. [Deadline]