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‘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]

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‘Once Upon A Time’ Adds Colin O’Donoghue And Michael Raymond-James And More Casting News.

Colin O’Donoghue is Captain Hook!

According to TVLine, O’Donoghue will play a handsome, and confident pirate who never backs down from a fight. Captain Hook is described as a pirate with meticulous style and old-school manners of a proper gentleman, who seeks to crush and humiliate his enemies.

‘OUAT’ Adds Julian Morris

Also joining the series is Michael Raymond-James. The “True Blood” vet will play a mysterious character, however, additional information about his role are being kept under wraps according to EW.

The second season of “Once Upon A Time” premieres Sept. 30 on ABC.

In other casting news…

Natasha Lyonne (American Pie) will guest-star in the series finale of “Weeds,” which is slated to air Sept. 16. [THR]

‘The Big C’ Renewed For a Final Season, ‘Borgias’ will ‘likely’ End After Season 4, and More!

Jeffrey DeMunn (The Walking Dead) will guest star as a charming, construction worker in freshman series “Chicago Fire” [EW]

Season 3 Scoop: ‘The Walking Dead’ Trailer and Premiere Date Revealed

David Denman will reprise his role, Roy on the upcoming ninth season of “The Office.” [TVLine]

Annie Parisse has been cast as a series regular on the FOX’s midseason thriller, “The Following.” The “Law & Order” vet will play a smart FBI cult specialist who is brought to lead the investigation of serial killer Joe Carroll (James Purefoy). [EW]

Paul McDonald (American Idol) will recur as Crosby on “Parenthood.” Crosby is a musician who is attracted to Adam’s new assistant. [TVLine]

‘The Big C’ Renewed For a Final Season, ‘Borgias’ will ‘likely’ End After Season 4, and More!

“The Big C” has been renewed for a fourth and final season by Showtime. The series starring Laura Linney will wrap up the show with four one-hour episodes.

Showtime president David Nevins confirmed the renewal Monday at the Television Critics Association’s summer press tour in Beverly Hills.

The series finale is expected to air Sept. 16.

Below are some highlights from Showtime’s TCA sessions…

“Weeds” will end with a two-part series finale on September 16. David Nevins said he has read the series finale script and says it “answers a lot of questions. Mary-Louise Parker told critics, “I think it’s [“Weeds” finale] beautiful. I cried when I read it.”

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“Inside Comedy” was renewed for a season of 10 episodes. The second season guest-stars includes Ben Stiller, Tina Fey, Judd Apatow, Will Ferrell and Albert Brooks.

As for “Dexter,” Nevins stated the series ending after Season 8 is “the likely scenario, [but] plans can always change. Everything has gotten rewired this [upcoming season] given that Deb has to deal with who her brother is. Everything changes… Every scene is fraught because you’re wondering what is she going to do. What does he think she’s going to do.”

‘Dexter’ Season 7: Watch the First Two Minutes of the Premiere [Video].

Nevins also says it is “likely” “Borgias” will conclude after its fourth season.

What about “Episodes” you ask? Nevins said, “I’m expecting “Episodes” to come back.”

TCA Awards: ‘Homeland,’ ‘Louie’ Win Big at TCA Awards.

As for “Homeland” fate, “anybody could go at any time,” teased David Nevins. Showtime president added fans will “understand the trajectory” of “Homeland‘”s second season by the end of the second episode.

‘Revenge’ Casts Jennifer Jason Leigh as Emily’s Mother and More Casting News

Jennifer Jason Leigh has landed the role of Emily’s not-so dead mother.

Related: ‘Revenge’: Emily Throne Gets a Blast From the Past

The actress currently recurring on ‘Weeds’ will recur on the ABC’s hit series. Leigh’s character has some deep psychological issues and damage. Emily’s mother is also dangerous.

Revenge returns Sundays 9/8c on ABC.

More casting news…

Comic actor Patton Oswalt to guest star in Episodes 14 and 15 of “White Collar” as a notorious and quirky smuggler who comes at a price. While Sonja Sohn (Body of Proof) will recur as a high-level CIA director, starting with episode 13. [EW]

Grace Phipps (Nine Lives of Chloe King) has landed a recurring role in CW’s Vampire series. The actress will play April, a 16-year old, who has a history with Jeremy and Elena. Phipps will make her first appearance in the second episode of the forthcoming season, EW.com reports.

Another doctor is joining Seattle Grace. “True Blood”‘s recurring actor Camilla Luddington will play a doctor in a recurring role on “Grey’s Anatomy.” The role has an option of becoming a series regular, Deadline reports.

TVLine reports Megalyn Echikunwoke will play Riley, the daughter of and ambassador in CBS’ freshman series, “Made in Jersey.”

U.S. senators John McCain, (Arizona) Barbara Boxer, (California) and Olympia Snowe (Maine) will appear for a cameo in an episode of the upcoming season of “Parks and Recreation,” which premieres Thurs., Sept. 20 on NBC.

Weekly TV News: ‘Graceland,’ ‘Today,’ & More

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.

‘Weeds’ Cancelled, The Series Ends This Year

Weeds Cancelled

Farewell to Showtime’s groundbreaking pot dramedy, “Weeds.”  The much acclaimed series has been cancelled. The upcoming season 8 will be its last.

EW.com broke the (sad) news. “There were two shows, “Weeds” and “Dexter,” that really got Showtime taken seriously for cutting-edge original programming, says Showtime entertainment president David Nevins. “How they get brought home is really important. In this case, both for the sake of the two women behind the show [series creator Jenji Kohan and Golden Globe-winning star Mary-Louise Parker] and an audience that’s really invested in the show. TV fans love nothing better than to complain about how shows end and we really want to end this one the right way.”

The final season of Weeds” premieres Sunday, July 1 at 10 p.m. on Showtime.

Weekly TV News: ‘Luck,’ CBS, & Showtime.

Hi guys!! A lot occurred in our TV world this week. I’ve got some sad news to share and some great news. First the sad news:

HBO cancels “Luck” after the third Horse died, last Wednesday during production. Although, the series was renewed for a second season a few days after the series premiered in January.

Rosie O’Donnell’s “The Rosie Show,” 7 p.m. talk show on OWN has been canceled after just five months on air.

Discovery’s “Man vs. Wild” has also been cancelled.

Are you sad to see these shows cancelled?

It is never too early to start planning your fall line-up. Showtime announced Monday, that “Homeland” and “Dexter” will return Sun, Sept 30. The seventh season of “Dexter” premieres at 9/8c, while “Homeland” second season premieres an hour later at 10/9c. Also announced this week, Season 8 of “Weeds” and Season 2 of “Episodes” kick off Sunday, July 1, at 10 p.m. EST.

VH1 to air a two-hour Wedding special for “Basketball Wives” Evelyn Lozada and Chad Ochocinco. The engaged couple will star in a spin-off show called,”Ev and Ocho.” The show includes eight, 30-minutes episodes on VH1. “Ev and Ocho” will document the days leading up to the big finale, the Wedding. Did you see this coming?

The award-winning  Gospel singers, Mary Mary’s reality series is set to premiere March 29 at 9c on WE tv. The series “Mary Mary” will show the challenges the sisters face as they balance their roles as wives, mothers, and singers. “Mary Mary” premieres in a special time-slot on Thursday, Mar. 29 at 10|9c. The reality show will then air in its regular time-slot Thursdays at 9|8c beginning April 5, with ten, hour-long episodes. Click here for the sneak peek.

E! picked up Dina Eastwood reality series, “Mrs. Eastwood and Company”. The reality show will follow the life and career of Dina, Clint Eastwood’s wife and his two teenage daughters, Francesca and Morgan. “Mrs. Eastwood and Company” reality series kicks off on Sun. May 20.

Will you watch these reality shows?

A couple of reality series are premiering this week. “La La’s Full Court Life” starts Mon, March 19 at 9 p.m. EST on VH1, while “Styled by June” kicks off at 9:30 p.m. EST on VH1. Click Here  for “La La’s Full Court” trailer.

Some early renewals were announced this week, NBC renewed its freshman series, “Grimm.” While CBS renewed eighteen shows on its schedule. The shows include: “The Good Wife,” “Blue Bloods,” “Hawaii Five-0,” “Mike & Molly,” “NCIS,” “CSI,” “NCIS: LA,” “Criminal Minds,” “Survivor,” “48 Hours,” “60 Minutes,” “2 Broke Girls,” “The Amazing Race,” “Undercover Boss,” “The Mentalist,” “Person of Interest,” “How I Met Your Mother” and “The Big Bang Theory.”

Are you happy about this news?

‘Breaking Bad’s review.

Hey guys, miss me? Anyway I’ve been really busy. I know i took so long with “Breaking Bad,”  but here it is. At first, I thought it was another Weeds wannabe. Breaking Bad started off slow, but later progressed to a great show. It is much darker than Weeds. The main character of the show is Bryan Cranston. Remember him? He played Hal on “Malcolm in the Middle”. Remember him now?

“Breaking Bad” centers around a High School Chemistry teacher, Walter White (Bryan Cranston), who is diagnosed with stage III Lung Cancer. Realizing his family is going to be in debt after he is gone, Walt decides to produce and sell crystal methamphetamine with the help of his former student, Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul).

Walter White, Walt aka “Heisenberg,” is a high school Chemistry teacher diagnosis with Lung Cancer; although he has never smoked a cigarette in his life. Walt is also a drug dealer. He produces/cooks meth with his partner, Jesse. Walt is Walt Jr. and Holly’s dad.

Jesse Pinkman is Heisenberg’s, partner. Jesse handles the “street” part of the business. He is also a junkie which tend to disrupt the partnership. According to Walt, Jesse was dropped on his head as a child.

Skyler White is Walter’s wife. She is controlling and bossy. She works as a book-keeper. She is also a mother of two (Holly & Walt Jr.)

Walter Jr is Skyler and Walt’s son. He has cerebral palsy.

Marie is Skyler’s sister. She married to Hank and she also a shoplifter.

Hank is a DEA agent. He is the big shot of his office. Although due to recent raids, Hank has been experiencing some anxiety attacks.

The series takes a lot of twists and turns as White becomes “Heisenberg.” War between the Cartels and Drug dealers lead to a shocking twist. As usual i do not want to give much away. Watch Breaking Bad and find out how the Whites’ lives evolves as Walt becomes ill and a drug dealer. Also find out why Jesse ends up in Rehabilitation, and why he becomes a drug-pusher.

The show also taught me a lot of funky stuff about chemistry. AMC announced “Breaking Bad” season 5 is going to be the last season the series. Continue reading ‘Breaking Bad’s review.