Oliver Martinez has been tapped to portray Margaux’s father, Pascal LeMarchal on “Revenge.” LeMarchal is described as media magnate, who has a competitive professional history with Conrad, and a romantic past with Victoria. [Deadline]
“Louie” season 4 will premiere in May 2014.
Showtime renews “Web Therapy” for a forth season of ten episodes.
Nathan Parsons will join “True Blood” for its upcoming season this summer. The “Bunheads” actor will replace Luke Grimes, who played James, Jessica’s love interest. [TV Guide]
FX will debut its limited series, “Fargo” on April 15.
“Dexter’s” next season will return sooner than you excepted.
The series’ upcoming eight season will air during the summer. The season will premiere three months ahead of its normal schedule on June 30 at 9/8c, David Nevins, President of Showtime Entertainment announced Saturday at the TCA winter tour.
“I’m not making any announcements today about when “Dexter” will end” said David Nevins. “There is a clear end game in place, but I can’t talk about it just yet. The decision of when to end “Dexter” is ultimately a creative decision.” The president also added “Dexter is to Showtime what Batman is to Warner Bros. It’s a core franchise.”
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“Dexter” will lead-in new drama series “Ray Donovan,” which debuts Sunday at 10/9c.
Meanwhile “Homeland” is staying put in Showtime’s fall lineup. The series’ third season will launch on Sun. September 29, followed by the premiere of the new Showtime drama “Masters of Sex.” When questioned about the Emmy winning drama unbalanced second season, Nevins said, “I really liked Season 2, I think it started really strong and it ended really strong… Some of the criticism seems fair. [But] suspension of disbelief is the scaffolding all storytelling is based on. I have enormous confidence in the people that write and perform that show [and believe] that it will maintain its quality.”
David Nevins also stated “”Homeland” has a very long life” and “can go in many different directions. Everything on that show is vigorously debated. If at the end of that debate, it made sense story-wise, I could conceivably say yes.”
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More highlights from the Showtime’s TCA winter tour:
- Showtime’s “important franchise” “The Real L Word” will likely return as a Documentary. “I want to keep the franchise going and want to change up the show, Nevins stated. “It’s probably not going to continue in exactly the same form. I’ve been talking a lot with [executive producers] about exploring L Word culture — lesbian culture in places not New York, L.A. — where the subculture is not so defined and it’s not so easy. I think we’re likely to make a documentary that will feel like a “Real L Word” documentary.”
- “Episodes'” season 3 production will be split between London and LA next and will be on the air in early 2014.
- “Web Therapy” will return this summer “roughly the same time as last year.”
- “Nurse Jackie” and “The Borgias” are set to return on April 14th.
- “Inside Comedy” returns Feb. 11th, while “The Big C” concludes on April 29th.
- The paid cable network is developing a new drama named “The Vatican” with Ridley Scott directing the pilot.
- A decision to renew “Californication” will be made “fairly quickly into this run” says David Nevins.
Showtime has ordered more “Web Therapy.”
The brilliant comedy series which stars Lisa Kudrow has been renewed for a third season of ten episodes. The forthcoming series is schedule to air in 2013.
Matt LeBlanc, who stars on “Episodes,” Meg Ryan (“You’ve Got Mail”) and Jesse Tyler Ferguson (“Modern Family”) will be featured as guest stars on the upcoming season.
“We’re shooting webisodes right now, and it’s just so much fun to do,” said Lisa Kudrow in a statement. “These actors we get to play with are so inventive and nimble and funny. We’re beyond thrilled to get a third season on Showtime because it’s such a good fit.”
TV news you might have missed:
Ann Curry has been replaced by Savannah Guthrie, as Matt Lauer’s co-anchor on the “Today.” Watch her tearful goodbye below: [TIME]
The eight season of “Dexter” will be its last. The executive producer, Sara Colleton confirmed the news in an interview with TVGuide.
Jill Zarin won’t return to the “Real Housewives of New York.” [EW]
“General Hospital” is moving to a new time. The daytime show tweeted the move today. Beginning Monday, Sept. 10, “General Hospital” will air at 2 p.m. ET, an hour ahead of its time slot.
Katie Couric’s talk show, “Katie,” will debut Sept. 10 at 3 p.m. ET on ABC. Check out the promo below:
Matthew Gubler will continue to star as “Criminal Minds‘” Dr. Reid…for two more years. The actor recently signed a two-year deal with CBS, according to [TVLine]
USA network has ordered the series, “Graceland” from the creator of “White Collar.” [EW]
Elle Macpherson is out of “Fashion Star” as host. [TVLine]
Summer premiere continues:
- “Weeds” (Season 8 premiere: Sun., July 1, 10 p.m. ET on Showtime) We just can’t help but wonder who got shot? Also, ‘Weeds’ has been cancelled, the series ends this year.
- ‘Episodes’ (Season 2 premiere: Sun., July 1, 10:30 p.m. ET on Showtime) Will Bev and Sam get back together?
- “Web Therapy” (Season 2 premiere: Mon., July 2, 11 p.m. ET on Showtime) Meryl Streep, Conan O’Brien, Rosie O’Donnell, Molly Shannon, Minnie Driver and Selma Blair, among others will guest star.
Steve Ward is back with a new season of “Tough Love”. The season premieres Sun., April 15 9 p.m. EST on Vh1, with a cast of ‘phonies, gold diggers, and virgins.’ The show returns in New Orleans. Click here for a sneak peek.
Also premiering Sunday is “NYC 22”. From the executive producers Robert De Niro and Jane Rosenthal comes “NYC 22”. The show follows six rookies as they patrol the streets of Upper Manhattan. The series kicks off April 15 on Cbs at 10/9 p.m. EST. Below is the trailer, check it out.
Mark your calendars TV gleeks! Showtime announced it summer schedule “Web Therapy” and “The Real L Word.” Web Therapy” is set to premiere Monday, July 2 at 11 p.m. ET and “The Real L Word” premieres on Thursday, July 12 at 11 p.m. on Showtime.
Good news “30 Rock” fans! The Nbc series goes live Thurs., April 26 at 8:30 p.m. EST and three hours later at 11:30 p.m. PT.
Set your DVRs people!
“The Good Wife” returns all-new this Sun., on Cbs. Below is the promo of the remaining episodes. Are you happy Cary is back at Lockhart/Gardner?
Also returning this week is “Revenge.” The series returns Wed., April 18 on at 9 p.m. CT on Abc. In case you have forgotten what happened so far, click here for a quick recap also check out promo below.
“Park and Recreation” is all-new 8:30 p.m. Thurs., April 19. Click here for the promo Parks and Rec Returns!.
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