Susan Boyle To Guest On Ugly Betty?
According to “The Sun” it might to happen. “Ugly Betty” execs are said to have approached Susan Boyle to do a guest spot on the show. Susan is the 48 year old never been kissed singing sensation from “Britain’s Got Talent,” the British version of “America’s Got Talent.”
Update: ABC spokespeople are now denying this rumor and claiming it is false.
Weeds: You Oughta Know Alanis Comes Next Week!
So the previews for next week’s “Weeds” indicate it will be Alanis’ first of many episodes. I cannot wait! Though I don’t really think I want to see naked Alanis. Some celebrities I just don’t want to know what they look like naked!
I loved Jennifer Jason Leigh as Nancy’s sister, I hope they bring her back. However I really loved this latest episode. The way Nancy threw lit matches at poor Celia was hysterical. I want more of Celia’s daughter Isabelle though, she was one of the best characters on the show.
I also loved when the FBI agent got, um, aroused while chained up next to Nancy’s body guard and they were kick fighting each other. “No way, I don’t want to fight with you anymore!”
I’m assuming that the FBI agent is dead, taken care of by Nancy’s baby daddy. I’m not yet sure how much I like him anymore. Last season he was fun, sick and twisted, but fun. Now though . . . not so romantic anymore.
Spoilers also say a series original is supposed to make a surprise return this season. Conrad? Heylia? I can’t think of anyone else, and I could see Conrad coming to try and rescue Nancy. Thoughts?
Dirty Sexy Money Returns To Finish Out Season 2
Look for “Dirty Sexy Money” to return on July 18th with new episodes. First up will be “The Facts,” which was the never aired Thanksgiving episode that served mainly as a recap. This was also the episode that used old un-aired footage of Samaire Armstrong’s character to explain where Juliette disappeared to. ABC is airing it, I guess to remind fans what the show was about (since it’s been so long!). The following week is a new episode, “The Convertible.” If you want the spoiler details, keep reading . . .
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New Housewive Villian Cast
Both Kristin and Ausiello confirm that Drea de Matteo has joined “Desperate Housewives” as the new bad girl on the block. Matteo will play a new housewife of an Italian family moving onto the block, along with her husband and their son (still being cast). Matteo is probably best known for playing Adriana La Cerva on “The Sopranos” and Joey’s sister Gina on the short lived “Friends” spin-off “Joey.”
Army Wives: Pam Gets A New Home
As with “True Blood,” I’m putting a post of my thoughts out right now. I’ll come back later and try and get the show recap in there. Twas a busy day for me, full of writing, and I want to kick back and relax for a bit instead of doing more writing
I’m so glad Michael is back on base, and with a promotion to boot! I have to rewatch, as it sounds like he wasn’t taking his old job back, but something one rank higher (the guy who was doing it got sent to the Pentagon or something). Evan unfortunately is still on base (couldn’t we send him away?)
Emmalynn still needs a major attitude adjustment. I’m glad Michael is back as to not let her get away with the way she acted and talked to her mom in the previous episodes. While I feel Claudia Joy is way too much of a pushover, Michael is too much of a hard-ass. They have to find some happy balance between them.
Joan turned down Michael’s offer to be his G2, as she knew she had to lead the troops in the field she trained, that was her duty. I kinda figured Joan would do that. I mean had she stayed and been a happy little family with Roland and their daughter, well were would the excitement come in for them? For me personally, they tend to be my least favorite couple on the show.
Roxie was in love with Pam’s new house, which I have to say was GIANT. Hello McMansion. This is a house on an army base? Maybe for the general! I would think there would be a lot of questions as to how Pam acquired that sucker. Anyway, Roxie was in love with it, while Trevor was upset by it. He felt like it would be a long long time before he could provide anything like that to Roxie. Roxie said she was happy with what they had, trying to ease his insecurities. For me though I was more annoyed by Trevor’s inconsistencies. Last season he spent most of the time not strung out basically explaining to Roxie why she couldn’t set up the bar and have her own business, as being in the army meant not putting down roots and moving when need be. Now he’s bummed at not being able to give Roxy fancy things like new sets of dishes and a nice house?
Denise and Claudia Joy had a great little face off. While I have been miffed at the way the girls have been treating Denise, I felt Claudia Joy rightly defended her actions and inability to comfort Denise on that night. At the same time, Claudia Joy hasn’t exactly reached out since then (claiming she and the others don’t know what to say to her).
Frank sent Denise packing after he learned the rumors of her affair were true, even though she admitted she was sorry and it was a mistake. I just don’t know how I feel about these two anymore. Right now I feel like Frank and a lot of others (Michael) are putting all the blame on Denise for the marriage going to hell, like she is the sole villain here for what she did. Sure she shouldn’t have done it. However I want Frank to realize his inability to change or grow is a big problem too. I mean he and Denise have been married for 20 years, and he expects everything to be like it was since day one of year one I feel. Denise tried to explain that last season, but he didn’t seem to want to listen.
Jeremy almost got blown to bits in this episode, saved by a dog he named Lucky. I still can’t get over the feeling something will happen to him that will bring Denise and Frank together again.
True Blood: Something Attacked Sookie
I’m doing things a bit different this week. I’m posting my thoughts first to get them out there, and will later add in some kind of a recap as to the events of the show.
First up, I am so glad Lafayette is out of that basement, but I don’t think his troubles are over. I’m assuming since he wasn’t stuffed in the ground, he isn’t a vampire. But since we don’t know for sure what happened after feeding time, who knows. From the previews of Eric taunting him from his windows though, it doesn’t look good for Lafayette either way.
I didn’t get what Sam was up to with his “running away.” He said he wasn’t running. Was he going to try and find something or someone to deal with Maryanne?
By the end of the episode we finally got an answer to why the heck this new character Daphne is being kept around. When she went to go swimming with Sam in that pond her back was scratched up like Sookie’s was. So clearly they got attacked by the same creature. What was the thing that attacked them? Was it Maryanne? Cause I swore Daphne’s eyes went black like everyone at Maryanne’s party were. Also how did Daphne live, as that crazy doctor woman working on Sookie said she would die from the attack. BTW, that scene with her sticking her fingers into the claw marks, YUCK.
The scene at Maryanne’s party with Andy and the pig was hilarious, though confusing. I remember the pig from last season and Tara’s drunk driving accident I think (or was it a cow?).
I was so glad that by the end of the episode Tara began to realize something was up with Maryanne, though I think at this point she just suspects Maryanne is some swinger who throws orgies. But from the previews it looks like she does move out and in with Sookie.
I’m hoping Bill and Sookie’s trip to Dallas will be fun and bring something new for them, though I have a feeling it will bring about this rumored love triangle with Eric. Eric clearly wants Sookie, though she can’t stand him at all, especially after he held Lafayette.
Jessica finding a boyfriend in the shy guy at the bar was cute, but at the same time . . . isn’t she supposed to be underage? Well I guess she’s dead now, so she doesn’t really have an age anymore.
Harper’s Island: Cal and Chloe’s Swan Song
So “Harper’s” is winding down. Next week there is no new episode (I think it’s a repeat) and in 2 weeks is the two hour finale, which the promo teases “secrets and the killer revealed.”
This week’s episode was amazing, but really was mostly a lot of running from the killer, or hunting him down. I’m gunna try and provide some kind of recap of the main events that happened (I was suffering a migraine, so some might not be 100% accurate). After the mini-cap some thoughts on who I think is the 2nd killer (and probably Wakefield’s kid).
The show started off with a recap of Abby’s father getting killed. Henry and Danny showed up to basically find Wakefield standing in front of Abby. He ran off because they arrived. Abby said her father was her father, she told him. Danny pondered if this was all about Wakefield getting revenge on the sheriff, then would it end here? They soon got the answer, Wakefield was out to keep killing, and nobody knew why. Cal offered the idea later that maybe the man is nuts and just likes to kill.
At the Candlewick, Henry, Abby and Danny returned and told everyone it is Wakefield, he is alive. Suddenly Wakefield showed up and killed the blond who worked there. Shane faced off with him, and lost his life as Trish, armed with a gun, led everyone out a back window.
Trish led everyone to the Sheriff’s place, saying Abby brought her here and they’d be safe. When asked about Jimmy, Trish said something to the effect that Wakefield got Shane, she guessed he got Jimmy too. Trish apologized to Abby for sending her into that trap, but Abby said for a few she also thought it was her dad behind it all. They found the maps of the tunnel at the Sheriff’s place and realized this is how he was getting around, they had to close up the tunnels to stop him. Madison and Shea were left behind at the Sheriff’s for safety.
Church bells began to ring, and people on various parts of the island thought someone was signaling to them, or it was a trap.
Everyone went to the church, where one tunnel entrance was. Cal and Sully turned up (cause of the bells), with the bad news that the other boat was gone, they were stuck here. Wakefield’s face flashed by quickly, and before they knew it, Chloe had gone missing. Wakefield took her and held her captive in this pipe/bridge thing that spanned the falls on the island.
Jimmy showed up around this point, alive and okay. He said he woke up, Shane was strung up and dead. He had been looking all over for them when he also heard the bells.
Cal, Henry and Abby decided to go look for Chloe. Sully and Danny went back to the Candlewick to close off the tunnel there. Trish and Jimmy would get the third entrance which was in the woods near where they found Abby and Madison.
Cal found Chloe, while Henry and Abby were chasing Wakefield nearby. Cal saved Chloe, but then Wakefield arrived and killed Cal, throwing him off the bridge. Chloe refused to let Wakefield have her, and jumped off killing herself (moments before Cal had proposed to her). Henry and Abby were on the side of one of the falls and saw it all.
Jimmy and Trish were in a truck blocking/guarding one of the entrances. Trish had fallen asleep with a gun. Jimmy took it, only saying it was dangerous for her to sleep with a loaded gun. Back at the Sheriff’s office, Shea yelled at Madison, who was going through the files the Sheriff had. Earlier they had looked at how the Sheriff was tracking Wakefield and theorizing there were two killers. Shea told her to stop looking through them. Madison says she wasn’t, it seems the Sheriff had a lot of information on someone else . . . Jimmy! He had a whole box on Jimmy, including police records of some kind.
So after seeing the box of files on Jimmy, I think he’s a red herring. The show, even in the teasers for the 2-hour finale, makes it seem like Jimmy is the 2nd killer. There are the questions like why did Wakefield spare him at the Candlewick, and how did he survive that explosion that have yet to be answered. I think they are there so we suspect Jimmy as the 2nd killer.
However the Sheriff, right before dying, told Abby he traded his life’s for Jimmy’s, that Jimmy loved her and would take care of her. If the Sheriff really thought Jimmy was a bad guy, I don’t think he would have done that. Now of course I could be all wrong, and the show could go for Jimmy as the bad guy, which would be a little predictable.
After this last episode, I have to say I am really wondering about Trish though. Several things were off with her. She had a clear shot at Wakefield in the Candlewick and didn’t take it. Why? She later told Abby and the others that Wakefield had gotten to Jimmy, which we know he didn’t. It was Trish who had wanted to send Abby to see her father the episode before. At one point Chloe said to Trish “Why did you have to pick this stupid island for your wedding.” Chloe went missing when she was standing right next to Trish? Hmmmmm, is she the 2nd killer? Is she the real Wakefield kid? Her mom died awhile ago, and I don’t think we ever got the whole story on that did we? (Other than I don’t think she was a Wakefield victim).
NBC Fall 2009 Premier Dates Released
UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. – June 25, 2009 – NBC kicks off the Fall 2009 season on Monday, September 14 with the highly anticipated primetime debut of “The Jay Leno Show” (10-11 p.m. ET/9-10 p.m. CT), followed by the premiere of the network’s marquee night of comedy on Thursday, September 17, as “Saturday Night Live Weekend Update Thursday” and new series “Community” join “Parks and Recreation” and Emmy winner “The Office.”
NBC’s dramas will premiere with a two-hour “Heroes” on Monday, September 21 (8-10 p.m. ET), the compelling family drama “Parenthood” premieres on Wednesday, September 23 (8-9 p.m. ET) leading into “Law & Order: SVU” (9-10 p.m. ET). The new high-octane “Trauma” will premiere the following Monday, September 28 (9-10 p.m. ET).
Emmy winner “30 Rock” returns to the Thursday comedy line-up on October 15 (9:30-10 p.m. ET).
In addition, “Saturday Night Live” returns for its 35th season on September 26 (11:30 p.m.-1:00 a.m.).
The announcement was made by Ben Silverman, Co-Chairman, NBC Entertainment and Universal Media Studios.
“NBC is proud to present more hours of comedy programming this fall than any other network with the ‘The Jay Leno Show’ each night at 10 p.m. and ‘Community’ joining the award-winning Thursday line-up,” said Silverman. “We’re also excited about adding two new dramas to our strong slate of quality returning shows.”
“The Jay Leno Show,” the first-ever entertainment program to be stripped across primetime on broadcast network television, launches on Monday, September 14 (10-11 p.m. ET) and will showcase many of the features that have made Leno America’s late-night leader for more than a dozen years.
On Tuesday, September 15 (8-10 p.m.), “The Biggest Loser” returns with all new two-hour episodes, featuring more inspiration and real-life drama as this season’s contestants challenge themselves to reach their weight-loss goals.
Thursday is comedy night on NBC with the only live comedy show between 8-10 p.m. on any network, “Saturday Night Live Weekend Update Thursday,” kicking off the night (8-8:30 p.m. ET) beginning September 17, followed by “Parks and Recreation” (8:30-9 p.m. ET), “The Office” (9-9:30 p.m. ET) and new comedy “Community” (9:30-10 p.m. ET) from Emmy winners Joe and Anthony Russo (“Arrested Development”). “Community” focuses on a band of community college misfits, led by a fast-talking lawyer (Joel McHale, “The Soup”), who form a study group and end up learning more about themselves than their coursework.
On October 8, “Saturday Night Live Weekend Update Thursday” will exit the 8 p.m. slot and “Community” will shift to the earlier time period, followed by “Parks and Recreation” (8:30-9 p.m. ET). A one-hour episode of “The Office” will air from 9-10 p.m. ET.
On October 15, Emmy winner “30 Rock” will launch its fourth season in the show’s regular slot on Thursdays, 9:30-10 p.m. ET.
NBC’s dramas return with a two-hour episode of viewer favorite “Heroes” (8-10 p.m. ET) on Monday, September 21. The following Monday, September 28, “Heroes” will continue in its 8 p.m. time period followed by “Trauma” (9-10 p.m. ET), the new adrenalin-rush action drama from executive producer Peter Berg (“Friday Night Lights”) that tracks a team of first-responder paramedics from San Francisco General as they face extreme conditions to save the lives of strangers and give meaning to their own in the process.
“Parenthood,” from Imagine Entertainment’s Ron Howard and Brian Grazer and writer/executive producer Jason Katims (“Friday Night Lights”), premieres on Wednesday, September 23 (8-9 p.m. ET). The series, which features an all-star cast including Peter Krause, Maura Tierney, Dax Shepard, Craig T. Nelson, Bonnie Bedelia, Monica Potter and Erika Christensen, tells the story of four grown siblings sharing the headaches, heartaches and unexpected joys of being a parent. Following “Parenthood” on Wednesdays is “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” (9-10 p.m. ET), beginning its eleventh season on September 23.
Fridays, beginning September 25, the venerable “Law & Order” (8-9 p.m. ET) returns for a record 20th season, followed by the acclaimed drama “Southland” (9-10 p.m. ET).
Beginning September 26, Saturdays in primetime will be a showcase for “Dateline NBC” (8-9 p.m. ET) and encore presentations of “Trauma” (9-10 p.m. ET) and “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” (10-11 p.m. ET).
“Football Night in America” (7-8:15 p.m. ET) and “NBC Sunday Night Football” (8:15-11 p.m.) – the number one show of the fall – will return on Sundays, beginning September 13 with a classic match-up: the Chicago Bears at Green Bay Packers.
Following is NBC’s Fall 2009-10 premiere schedule (all times ET):
*New programs in UPPER CASE
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 13
7-8:15 p.m. – “Football Night in America”
8:15-11 p.m. – “NBC Sunday Night Football”
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 14
10-11 p.m. – “THE JAY LENO SHOW” (Series Premiere)
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15
8-10 p.m. – “The Biggest Loser”
10-11 p.m. – “THE JAY LENO SHOW”
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 17
8-8:30 p.m. – “Saturday Night Live Weekend Update Thursday”
8:30-9 p.m. – “Parks and Recreation”
9-9:30 p.m. – “The Office”
9:30-10 p.m. – “COMMUNITY” (series premiere – moves to Thursdays 8-8:30 p.m. on October 8; “30 Rock” returns October 15, 9:30-10 p.m.)
10-11 p.m. – “THE JAY LENO SHOW”
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 21
8-10 p.m. – “Heroes” (two hour premiere, then TRAUMA premieres 9-10 p.m. Monday, September 28)
10-11 p.m. – “THE JAY LENO SHOW”
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23
8-9 p.m. – “PARENTHOOD” (Series Premiere)
9-10 p.m. – “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”
10-11 p.m. – “THE JAY LENO SHOW”
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 25
8-9 p.m. – “Law & Order”
9-10 p.m. – “Southland”
10-11 p.m. – “THE JAY LENO SHOW”
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26
8-9 p.m. – “Dateline NBC”
9-10 p.m. – “TRAUMA” (encore broadcast)
10-11 p.m. – “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” (encore broadcast)
11:30 p.m. – 1:00 a.m. – “Saturday Night Live”
CBS Announces 2009-2010 Premier Dates
Network To Debut Nearly All of Its New and Returning Series During Official Premiere Week
CBS today announced dates for the fall premieres of its new and returning series, which include a pre-season debut for SURVIVOR: SAMOA and the launch of the new Sunday drama series THREE RIVERS in early October. The Network will introduce the majority of its schedule beginning Monday, Sept. 21, the official start of the 2009-2010 season.
SURVIVOR: SAMOA, the 19th installment of the hit reality series, will debut a week prior to the formal start of the season, on Thursday, Sept. 17 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT).
CBS’s new season rollout officially begins on Monday, Sept. 21 with HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER (8:00-8:30 PM, ET/PT), the premiere of the new comedy ACCIDENTALLY ON PURPOSE (8:30-9:00 PM, ET/PT), the seventh season premiere of television’s Number One comedy TWO AND A HALF MEN (9:00-9:30 PM, ET/PT), the third season premiere of THE BIG BANG THEORY in its new time period (9:30-10:00 PM, ET/PT) and the eighth season premiere of CSI: MIAMI (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT).
NCIS begins its seventh season on Tuesday, Sept. 22 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT), followed by the new NCIS: LOS ANGELES spin-off (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) and the freshman drama THE GOOD WIFE (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT).
CBS returns its Wednesday comedy block on Sept. 23 with the fifth season of THE NEW ADVENTURES OF OLD CHRISTINE (8:00-8:30 PM, ET/PT) and sophomore comedy GARY UNMARRIED (8:30-9:00 PM, ET/PT), followed by the fifth season premiere of CRIMINAL MINDS (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) and the sixth season premiere of CSI: NY (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT).
CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION returns for its 10th season on Thursday, Sept. 24 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) followed by the time period premiere of last season’s No. 1 new hit THE MENTALIST (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT).
The Network’s top-rated Friday lineup returns on Sept. 25 with the fifth season premiere of GHOST WHISPERER (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT), the Network debut of the popular drama MEDIUM (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT), followed by the sixth season premiere of NUMB3RS (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT).
CBS’s Saturday schedule premieres Sept. 26 with the return of 48 HOURS MYSTERY (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT), preceded by two hours of CRIMETIME SATURDAY (8:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT).
60 MINUTES, television’s highest rated news magazine, returns for its 42nd season on Sunday, Sept. 26 (7:00-8:00 PM, ET/PT), followed by a special two-hour debut of the 15th edition of the multi-Emmy Award-winning THE AMAZING RACE (8:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) and the seventh season premiere of COLD CASE in its new time period (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT).
Premiering a week later on Sunday, Oct. 4 is the new drama THREE RIVERS (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT).
CBS’s 2009-2010 Premiere Dates
Thursday, Sept. 17
8:00-9:00 PM SURVIVOR: SAMOA (19th Installment Premiere)
Monday, Sept. 21
8:00-8:30 PM HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER (5th Season Premiere, OAD 9/19/05)
8:30-9:00 PM ACCIDENTALLY ON PURPOSE (Series Debut)
9:00-9:30 PM TWO AND A HALF MEN (7th Season Premiere, OAD 9/22/03)
9:30-10:00 PM THE BIG BANG THEORY (3rd Season Premiere, OAD 9/24/07)
10:00-11:00 PM CSI: MIAMI (8th Season Premiere, OAD 9/23/02)
Tuesday, Sept. 22
8:00-9:00 PM NCIS (7th Season Premiere, OAD 9/12/03)
9:00-10:00 PM NCIS: LOS ANGELES (Series Debut)
10:00-11:00 PM THE GOOD WIFE (Series Debut)
Wednesday, Sept. 23
8:00-8:30 PM THE NEW ADVENTURES OF OLD CHRISTINE (5th Season Premiere, OAD 3/13/06)
8:30-9:00 PM GARY UNMARRIED (2nd Season Premiere, OAD 9/14/08)
9:00-10:00 PM CRIMINAL MINDS (5th Season Premiere, OAD 9/22/05)
10:00-11:00 PM CSI: NY (6th Season Premiere, OAD 9/22/04)
Thursday, Sept. 24
9:00-10:00 PM CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION (10th Season Premiere, OAD 10/6/00)
10:00-11:00 PM THE MENTALIST (2nd Season Premiere, OAD 9/23/08)
Friday, Sept. 25
8:00-9:00 PM GHOST WHISPERER (5th Season Premiere, OAD 9/23/05)
9:00-10:00 PM MEDIUM (Network Debut, OAD 1/23/05)
10:00-11:00 PM NUMB3RS (6th Season Premiere, OAD 1/21/05)
Saturday, Sept. 26
8:00-9:00 PM CRIMETIME SATURDAY
9:00-10:00 PM CRIMETIME SATURDAY
10:00-11:00 PM 48 HOURS MYSTERY (Season Premiere)
Sunday, Sept. 27
7:00-8:00 PM 60 MINUTES (42nd Season Premiere)
8:00-10:00 PM THE AMAZING RACE (15th Edition Premiere)
10:00-11:00 PM COLD CASE (7th Season Premiere, OAD 9/23/03)
Sunday, Oct. 4
9:00-10:00 PM THREE RIVERS (Series Debut)
Harper’s Island: June 27th Spoilers
**Correction ** This is the 11th episode, so there are two left after this (13 episodes). The show was originally scheduled to end July 2nd, but then CBS moved it from Thursday to Saturday in the US, and interrupted it another week and just ran Mentalist reruns. Thus assuming there is an episode on the 4th of July then the final episode should be July 11th. If they bump the 4th, it will go to the 18th. (It looks like CBS may simply run 2 episodes on the 11th for a two hour finale)
THE GROUP GOES ON THE OFFENSIVE AS THEY TRY TO RESCUE ONE OF THEIR OWN, ON “HARPER’S ISLAND,” SATURDAY, JUNE 27
“Splash” – After being rocked by more deaths and the disappearance of another friend, the group fights back and is more determined than ever to track down the island’s killer, on HARPER’S ISLAND, Saturday, June 27 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
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