Archive for June, 2011

With the start of the Fourth of July weekend right around the corner, the folks over at TV Line – specifically Vlada Gelman – compiled a cool list of TV marathons for the avid TV viewer to watch over the long holiday weekend.

The following list is the marathons to be on the look-out for:


Star Trek: The Next Generation (BBC America, 8 am – Saturday, 7 am) | Make it a sci-fi day with 23 hours of adventures aboard starship Enterprise.

Warehouse 13 (Syfy, 8 am – 8 pm) | Catch up on Season 2 before the third cycle premieres on July 11.

Eureka (Syfy, 11 pm – Saturday, 5 am) | If you’re an insomniac, you can watch the first half of Season 4 here. The back end premieres July 11.


Bond Marathon (Sleuth, 6 am – Tuesday, 5:30 am) | Irony alert: James Bond celebrates our Independence Day with a three-day marathon.

Battlestar Galactica (BBC America, 7 am – 9 pm) | Try not to get too down about the future of the planet during this marathon, which includes the two-part miniseries Night.

Frasier (Hallmark Channel, 11 am – Sunday, 1 am) | Remember when spinoffs weren’t just Show Name: Insert New City?

NCIS (USA Network, 3 pm – 11 pm) | Settle in for a comfortable marathon of crime-solving and bad guys getting what’s coming their way.


The Twilight Zone (Syfy, 9 am – Monday, 5 am) | A Syfy tradition continues with a 40-hour marathon of the classic TV series, continuing Monday at 8 am through Tuesday 4 am.

Drop Dead Diva (Lifetime, 10 am – 11 pm) | A replay of Season 2 concludes with the first two episodes of the current third season. It also features at least two musical numbers. (Take that, Glee.)

I Love Lucy (Hallmark Channel, 11 am – Monday, 1 am) | If you enjoy the Hollywood episodes and Lucy’s adventures abroad, settle in.

Arrested Development (IFC, 11:45 am – 3:15 pm) | Warning: Watching this marathon of the brilliant, but canceled, Fox series may cause despair and rage come 3:16 pm.

The Glades (A&E, noon – 5 pm) | Get a crash course in the A&E original series with a marathon of the show’s first two episodes, the Season 1 finale and two episodes from the second season.

Law & Order: SVU (USA Network, 2 pm – 11 pm) | See Christopher Meloni and Mariska Hargitay in action… while you still have the chance. Tear.


Roseanne (Oxygen, 6 am – 6 pm) | Still hilarious. Still one of the best sitcoms ever.

Royal Pains (USA Network, 6 am – 6 pm) | The award for best title goes to USA for this “Catch-Up & Mustard Marathon,” which concludes with last week’s season premiere.

Firefly (Science Channel, 8 am – Tuesday, 2 am) | This Firefly marathon, which begins with the film Serenity, features a naked Nathan Fillion, a pre-Mad Men Christina Hendricks, a pre-Nikita Melinda Clarke, and a kick-ass Summer Glau. What more can you ask for?

Harper’s Island (Chiller, 11 am – Tuesday, 6am) | If scares are more your thing, check out this horror-thriller starring plenty of familiar TV faces like Chris Gorham (now of Covert Affairs), Katie Cassidy (Gossip Girl), Matt Barr (Hellcats) and Jim Beaver (Supernatural).

One Tree Hill (SoapNet, 11 am – 6 pm) | SoapNet airs seven of the CW series’ best party episodes. You know what that means, right? Lots of drama, singing and drunken make-outs!

Bewitched (TV Land, 11:21 am – 8 pm) | Totally imagining a Samantha/Bonnie Bennett meet-up right now.

Law & Order (TNT, noon – 10 pm) | You didn’t think TNT was going to let USA have all the Law & Order fun, did you?

Single Ladies (VH1, 3 pm – 10 pm) | Marvel at Stacey Dash’s eternal youth in this Queen Latifah-produced relationship comedy.

Switched at Birth (ABC Family, 3 pm – 7 pm) | Here’s your chance to check out ABC Family’s newest hit with a marathon of all of the show’s previously aired episodes.

The Golden Girls (Hallmark Channel, 3 pm – Tuesday, 2 am) | Are you a Blanche, Rose or Dorothy?

My So-Called Life (Sundance, 6 pm – midnight) | Can’t-miss episode: “Life of Brian” at 11 pm, penned by Jason Katims (Friday Night Lights, Parenthood).


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Here is a newly, updated list of who will be attending Comic Con 2011 next month with some dates (and in some cases the times) for their panels.

Please read on and started getting your calendars ready:

July 20:

There will be a sneak peek screening of several new pilots during preview night from 6 to 9 PM in Ballroom 20. Those screenings include the new CW series The Secret Circle, Supernatural: The Anime Series, the new NBC series Person of Interest and the new FOX drama Alcatraz.

July 21:

Ringer at 1:45 PM in Ballroom 20
Showtime panel, including Dexter, Shameless and new series Homeland from 5:30 to 7:30 PM in Ballroom 20

Covert Affairs
Game of Thrones

July 22

Torchwood: Miracle Day at 10 AM in Ballroom 20
Locke & Key at 10:30 in Rooms 8 and 9
The Big Bang Theory at 12:30 PM in Ballroom 20
Warehouse 13 at 4:15 PM in Ballroom 20
ADDED: Bedlam (BBC America drama) at 5:15 PM in Room 7AB
Spartacus: Vengeance at 5:45 PM in Room 6BCF

Falling Skies
The Finder
True Blood

July 23:

Chuck at 10 AM in Ballroom 20
The Vampire Diaries at 3:30 PM in Ballroom 20
Fringe at 4:15 PM in Ballroom 20
Alcatraz at 5 PM in Ballroom 20
The Secret Circle at 5:10 PM in Room 6BCF
Teen Wolf at 5:30 PM in Room 24ABC
Nikita at 6 PM in Room 6BCF
Person of Interest at 6:45 PM in Room 6BCF

Terra Nova

July 24:

Castle at 11:45 AM (Room To Be Determined)
Supernatural at 11:15 PM in Hall H
ADDED: Doctor Who at 12:30 in Hall H
Sons of Anarchy at 3:30 PM in Hall H


Meanwhile, the following shows will be there, but no details are available YET on which date or time:

Eureka, Once Upon a Time, The Nine Lives of Chloe King, The River and The Walking Dead.

More details to follow as they are announced.

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Hey All,

The week is nearly over and the holiday weekend (for those who celebrate the 4th of July) is nearly here. Hope your weekend plans have been finalized.

In the meantime, here are the news items for today:


Actress Dichen Lachman (Dollhouse) has landed a series regular role on the Syfy version of Being Human. She will play Izumi, a reclusive, centuries-old vampire who causes upheaval when she returns to her old Boston stomping grounds. She will next be seen in Torchwood: Miracle Day, when it premieres on Starz on July 8. (Matt Mitovich at TV Line)

Actor James Tupper (Grey’s Anatomy and Men in Trees) will take over for Marc Blucas as the father of Emily Van Camp’s character in this fall’s new ABC drama Revenge. Blucas played the dad to Emily Thorne (Van Camp) via flashbacks in the original pilot, but with Blucas part of the cast of the new USA Network series Necessary Roughness, Tupper will step in, as the flashbacks will continue on through the series. (Matt Mitovich at TV Line)

Actor Russell Tovey (the UK original Being Human) is set to guest star in the second episode of the BBC One drama series Sherlock, playing a man who recruits the titular detective and his assistant Dr. Watson (Martin Freeman), after he suffers from an upsetting childhood experience. (Virgin Media)


Actor Dev Patel (Slumdog Millionaire) has signed on to the Aaron Sorkin HBO series More As This Story Develops, playing a supporting role in the drama, which is set behind the scenes at a sensationalist news program. He will join Jeff Daniels, Emily Mortimer, Sam Waterston and Olivia Munn. The series is set to debut in 2012. (John Sellers at The Wrap)


Actor Chris Hemsworth (Thor) will star in the upcoming thriller film Shadow Runner that involves elite commandos, but little else is known about the plot. (The Hollywood Reporter)

It looks like actors Matthew Fox (Lost) and Ed Harris will NOT be appearing in the zombie-pocalypse thriller World War Z. Fox has a scheduling conflict stemming from his prior commitment to star in I, Alex Cross with Tyler Perry while it is unclear as to why the Harris deal didn’t work out. (Vulture)

Model turned actress Brooklyn Decker (Just Go With It) has been cast to star alongside Cameron Diaz and Jennifer Lopez in the film adaptation of the bestseller What To Expect When You’re Expecting. She will play the perky wife of a much older man who sails through her pregnancy with twins, much to the consternation of her friends. (Deadline)


Tinker, Tailer, Solider, Spy Trailer

Q&A SECTION (with The TV Addict)

Question: Season 7 of SUPERNATURAL cannot come soon enough! Any scoop? — Noam

The TV Addict: Entitled “The Girl Next Door,” SUPERNATURAL’s much anticipated seventh season will kick off by not just introducing fans to an old flame friend of Sam’s, but will flashback to Sam and Dean’s teenage years where we’ll meet, as the episode’s title suggests, the girl next door… a beautiful girl who in typical SUPERNATURAL fashion harbors a terrible, emphasis on the terrible, secret.

Question: When we last left WAREHOUSE 13, Myka had left the Warehouse. Will she be back and how soon? — Ricky

The TV Addict: In the wacky mixed-up files of the WAREHOUSE 13 world, the dilemma over how to lure Myka back will be a rocky, but short road. More interesting still, it will take not a friend or a lover to lure Myka back, but a deadly foe.

Question: What should we look out for as the 4th season of EUREKA resumes on July 11th? — Jeremy

The TV Addict: Look for a trip to outer-space, someone to get cold feet, and musical mood swings that drive everyone to do crazy things. Mostly, keep an eye on Felicia Day who joins the show for an extended arc as the scintillating Dr. Holly Marten.

Question: Will HAVEN answer the question of who is the real Agent Audrey Parker, or will it be drug out through the second season? — Dylan

The TV Addict: The answer to that gigantic reveal from the first season will be answered within the first new episode when the show returns on July 15th. You will not want to miss a second of that episode to see how that doppelganger situation resolves itself.

Question: Any word on how NIKITA plans to start its second season? — Amy

The TV Addict: Remember that quasi-romantic final shot from NIKITA’s first season finale that saw Nikita and Michael peacefully drive off into the sunset mere moments after pledging to work together to bring Percy and Division down once and for all? Well, enjoy that while you can for when NIKITA returns for its second season, their first roadblock will be a doozy. Or to be more specific, a twenty-something love interest for Alex military man who has been tasked by Oversight to help Division now fronted by Amanda track down Nikita and those pesky black boxes.

That’s it. Enjoy!

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The following is taken verbatim from The Paley Center for Media:

On the heels of the success of the record-breaking Debbie Reynolds Hollywood Memorabilia Exhibit and Auction earlier this month, The Paley Center for Media announces an all new multimedia exhibition, Debbie Reynolds: The Exhibit, featuring more treasures from Ms. Reynolds’s collection opening July 23 at the Center’s Beverly Hills location.

The new exhibit is scheduled to feature iconic costumes, posters and props from Academy Award–winning film classics including Gone with the Wind, Show Boat, The Yearling and Moulin Rouge, as well as garments worn by a glittering array of legendary icons including Marilyn Monroe, Frank Sinatra, Katharine Hepburn, Bette Davis, Carmen Miranda, Doris Day, and many more.

Ms. Reynolds’s fascinating collection will remain on view at the Paley Center throughout the remainder of 2011, and additional classic items, some never before displayed to the public, will be added each month. The exhibit, which will encompass both floors of the Paley Center, will be open to the public. The first floor viewing is available free of charge. Admission to the second floor gallery space will be FREE to Paley Center Members and $6.00 for the general public. Admission tickets will be available at the door.

Visitors of the exhibition will also have access to the Center’s unparalleled media archive featuring over 150,000 programs spanning the history of television, radio, and digital media.

The new exhibit, which will run from July 23 to August 31, 2011, will feature classic and rarely seen film clips related to the items on display and the center will plan a series of special screenings and events to celebrate the many films and stars represented in Ms. Reynolds’s collection.

The initial exhibit, which brought thousands of visitors and international attention to The Paley Center, culminated in the June 18 auction by Profiles in History where Monroe’s iconic white subway dress from The Seven Year Itch sold for a staggering $4.6 million.

You can learn about The Paley Center for Media here.

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Comic-Con 2011 SINGLE DAY Badge Resales begin today (June 30) at 10 AM Pacific Standard Time.

Here are the verbatim details from Comic-Con International:

They will be selling returned single day badges through EPIC online registration. An adult single day badge will be sold at the rate of $40 and Junior, Senior, and Military single day badges will be sold at the rate of $21 each. Sunday adult badges will be $23, and Junior, Senior, and Military Sunday badges will be sold at the rate of $13 each. These prices include a $3 reprocessing fee.

At this time, unfortunately, we are not able to accept Discover cards for Comic-Con badge registration.

You may purchase up to TWO single day badges only!

Go here for details.

UPDATE: June 30 at 11:50 AM PST – The badges are now SOLD OUT!!

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It was slim pickings on the major networks last night unless you like reality and/or comedies. The only dramas that aired were repeats; after all it is summer. Here is how the Wednesday night dramas fared in the overall ratings:

9 PM Show:
Criminal Minds (CBS) [repeat] – 6.2 million

10 PM Show:
CSI (CBS) [repeat] – 7.4 million

What did you watch last night? Please share.

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Trying to figure out what to watch tonight? Be it new episodes of the TV season, reairs of cable series or a movie, here are some suggestions:

6 PM:
Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves movie on BBC America

8 PM:
The Vampire Diaries on The CW (Reair)
The Big C on Showtime (Reair of Season Premiere)
NCIS on USA Network
Mrs. Doubtfire movie on ABC Family
A Few Good Men movie on AMC
Shrek Forever After (animated) movie on HBO
My Best Friend’s Wedding movie on TMC

9 PM:
Burn Notice on USA Network (NEW)
Nikita on The CW (Reair)
Glee on FOX (Reair)
True Blood on HBO2 (Reair of Season Premiere)
The Big C on Showtime (Reair of Season Premiere)
Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves movie on BBC America
Alice in Wonderland movie on Starz

10 PM:
Rookie Blue on ABC (NEW)
Suits on USA Network (NEW)
Game of Thrones on HBO2 (Reair)
Knight and Day movie on HBO Signature


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Teen Wolf

Are you a fan of the new MTV teen drama Teen Wolf? If you are, then you’ll want to check out six online exclusive shorts starring lead actor Tyler Posey and his real-life father, actor John Posey, who appears as a new character, Dr. Fenris, who will actually appear in the MTV series later this season.

The webisodes are entitled Search for a Cure and they were written and directed by the show’s creator, Jeff Davis. Each episode follows Scott (Posey) and his best friend Stiles (Dylan O’Brien). The first two chapters debut today (June 29) with episodes 3-6 premiering weekly on Mondays starting July 4.

AT&T has signed on to sponsor the project, with episodes first debuting on AT&T’s Facebook page for 24 hours before spreading to ATT’s U-verse outlets and MTV.com.

You can check out the first episode here.

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Would you like to win $125,000 and life like a lawyer Mike Ross – from the new USA Network series Suits – style?

Here’s your chance to do just that by entering the “Legal Life Sweepstakes”!!

USA Network is giving one lucky Suits fan the chance to win a first year law associate’s annual salary in the amount of $125,000 cash.

The new original series Suits delves into the fast-paced, high-stakes world of a top Manhattan corporate law firm where hotshot attorney Harvey Specter (Gabriel Macht) makes a risky move by hiring Mike Ross (Patrick J. Adams), a brilliant but unmotivated college dropout, as his new associate. The only problem is he doesn’t have an actual law degree. With a photographic memory and the street smarts of a hustler, Mike proves to be a legal prodigy despite the absence of bonafide legal credentials. Bound by their secret, the two are forced to keep up the charade as they become an irrepressible duo. Catch all new episodes of Suits Thursdays at 10/9c on USA.

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Hey All,

Happy Over the Hump Day Everyone! We are getting closer to the big Fourth of July weekend and I’m sure – for those who celebrate the holiday – that you’re getting all your plans for the long weekend figured out (if you don’t have them already set).

In the meantime, please check out the news for today:


Actor Joe Manganiello (True Blood) will guest star in an upcoming episode of White Collar, playing an ex-con who moves in across the street from Peter and Elle Burke (Tim DeKay and Tiffani Thiessen), bringing trouble to their neighborhood. There is no word as to how many episodes Manganiello will be seen in, but he won’t appear until the latter half of the season. (Entertainment Weekly and Zap2It)


Actress Jennifer Finnigan has been cast in the female lead of the USA Network pilot called Wild that is about people behaving badly at night in Las Vegas and two very different lawyers, Will Garratt (Ben Lawson) and Eliza Evans (Finnigan), who solve their problems before morning. Actor Edi Gathegi (The Twilight Saga and X-Men: First Class) has already been cast as the duo’s resourceful investigator. (Deadline)


Actress Allison Janney (The West Wing) has been cast as the mom of Chris Colfer (Glee) in the upcoming box office film called Struck by Lightning, a teen comedy that was written by Colfer. He wrote Janney’s role with her in mind. She will play Sheryl Phillips, who is searching for a way to reconnect with her son as he prepares to head off to college. (Mandi Bierly at Entertainment Weekly)

Actress Mia Maestro (Alias and the upcoming Twilight: Breaking Dawn ) has joined the cast of the box office film called Savages. She will play the wife of Benicio Del Toro’s enforcer character. (Reuters and Dark Horizons)

Young actor Jake T. Austin (Wizards of Waverly Place) will play Huckleberry Finn in a new film adaptation of Mark Twain’s Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn. Young actor Joel Courtney (Super 8 ) has already been cast as Tom Sawyer. (Showblitz and Dark Horizons)

Actor Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad) is now in talks to join the upcoming film to star (and directed by) actor Ben Affleck called Argo. John Goodman and Alan Arkin also star. The film is based a 2007 Wired article about how the CIA and the Canadian government used a fake sci-fi film called Argo to rescue six Americans hiding in a Canadian embassy during the Tehran hostage crisis. Cranston will be playing Jack O’Donnell, an Irish CIA agent from Boston and Dwight Eisenhower’s wartime bodyguard. (Variety and First Showing)


Must Watch: First Beautiful Trailer for Steven Spielberg’s ‘War Horse’

Tom Cruise Spies Adventure in New Mission: Impossible—Ghost Protocol Trailer

Q&A SECTION (with Natalie Abrams and Adam Bryant from TV Guide and Michael Ausiello from TV Line)

Question: Any scoop on the new season of Nikita? — Sarah

NATALIE: Alex is getting a new love interest and Nikita is getting a new enemy — too bad he’s the same person. This handsome, upstanding former Special Forces commander is tasked by Oversight to observe and report on Division’s dealings. As he attempts to recover Percy’s black box, he’ll find himself caught between Nikita and her former protégée.

Question: What’s the good word on the new season of Damages? — Brenda

ADAM: Chris Messina turns in an amazing, heartbreaking performance as Ellen’s high school friend who is suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder after a couple tours in Afghanistan. But what we’re most excited about is Fisher Stevens as a therapist trying to crack the impenetrable Patty. Maybe he can finally explain how those horses got into Patty’s walls!

Question: Rumor has it the season premiere of Castle will be penned by series creator Andrew Marlowe and directed by Rob Bowman, which pretty much confirms that it’s going to be great. Got any more scoop? —Cheryl

Ausiello: The episode is called “Rise,” but a better title might’ve been “Major Fisticuffs” seeing as how two characters come to blows in the opening minutes.

Question: Any more details on Scott Foley’s True Blood role? —Anna

Ausiello: “He was Terry’s platoon leader in Iraq,” says Ball of Foley’s character, Patrick. “So they [share] a military history.” (Rumor has it Terry saved Patrick’s life not once but twice.) Foley will debut in the Season 4 finale and then recur throughout Season 5. Ball, meanwhile, confirms that a deal is not yet in place for him to return as show runner for a fifth season. “I’m negotiating,” he says. Of course, HBO hasn’t renewed the show itself — but Ball isn’t worried. “There are no plans for this show to end,” he assures. “I’m pretty sure there will be at least one more season, if not more. It seems like it has a lot of life in it still.” That’s an understatement given the boffo ratings for Sunday’s premiere.

Question: I have been absolutely in love with Drop Dead Diva since its premiere, but I’m getting a little worried: Does Grayson’s upcoming wedding signal the end of the Deb/Jane and Grayson romance? —Jessi

Ausiello: Maybe. Maybe not. “Jane’s going to try to let [Grayson] go,” says series creator Josh Berman. “But after a break up, if you still love somebody, you can kind of think you’re over them, and then there are moments when you realize you’re not. And I think Jane’s going through that process of grief. But she’s not at the point yet of acceptance.” Berman adds that an upcoming episode features “big chunks of flashbacks. You actually get to see a whole storyline about Grayson and Deb. It’s a really, really cool episode.”

Question : Any scoops on White Collar? —Matt

Ausiello: Brace yourself for what series creator Jeff Eastin is calling “one of the funniest episodes we’ve ever done.” Titled “Veiled Threat,” it finds Peter going undercover as a rich bachelor dating a black widow (Twin Peaks‘ Mädchen Amick). “Tim [DeKay] is such a good actor, so it was great to put him in a situation where he can really flex his comedy muscle,” says Eastin. “He’s actually a really, really good comedic actor. People forget that he was Bizarro Jerry [on Seinfeld], and started his career in comedy. He’s definitely got that ability.”

That’s it. Enjoy!

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