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I was heartbroken to learn that there probably won't be a new season of The Glee Project this summer. Over the last two seasons, it has quickly become my absolute favorite guilty pleasure, and I've loved seeing last season's winner Blake Jenner (Ryder Lynn) become a star on Glee. I've heard the reason behind The Glee Project not filming this year is because Glee has not been renewed yet for Season 5! Should I be worried at this point? Do you think Glee will be really be canceled? — Amy
James Roday, Dule Hill
It's all screams and giggles — the screams courtesy of an insistent shrieking doorbell, while the giggles come with the territory — as USA Network's long-running hoot-dunit Psych marks its 100th episode (Wednesday, 10/9c) with a shamelessly wacky murder mystery set in a spooky mansion during a thunderous storm. It's a dark and silly night, indeed, as this Clue-inspired romp gathers colorful characters as suspects (including Lesley Ann Warren as a stuttering Miss Scarlett), while Shawn and Gus panic and mug as usual, running everyone in circles before solving the crime. Which is where the audience comes in this week, as the show goes interactive, urging fans to help decide the outcome by voting live during the episode on psych.usanetwork.com and Twitter.
Most of television does its civic duty and turns to Washington, D.C. for State of the Union coverage (9/8c), as President Obama presents his first address of his second term. (As a curtain raiser, PBS' Frontline — check tvguide.com listings — relives those fun times when the White House sparred with the opposition over the deficit, taking the nation to the brink of the "fiscal cliff" in an installment appropriately titled "Cliffhanger.")
A different sort of dog-and-pony show — emphasis on dogs as show ponies — unfolds on USA Network...
Katharine McPhee, Jeremy Jordan
Someone should make a musical about the remaking of Smash between its first and second seasons. Let's call it Phantom of the Rewrite.
Or maybe The (New) Producers, seeing how NBC replaced the original creator/showrunner in hopes of calming this elaborate backstage drama's own behind-the-scenes creative turmoil, which manifested on screen in turgid and oft-ridiculed soap opera between the splashy production numbers (which are still mostly terrific). Smash 2.0 (Tuesday, 9/8c) wastes no time addressing, while slyly commenting on, the show's problem spots, many involving Debra Messing's character, insecure lyricist-librettist Julia Houston. Her dull husband, cloddish son and needy lover? History. Her hideous scarves? Mocked. Also soon to be gone. Along with reviled characters like the scheming, lurking Ellis and Karen's cheating ex, Dev.
Michael Raymond-James, Jennifer Morrison
These are the guest stars and events that the networks have planned for the first week of November sweeps:
Monday, Oct. 29
90210 (The CW)
Olympic gold medalist Ryan Lochte tests out his acting skills when he makes a cameo appearance at a resort where Naomi and Max are staying.
The Voice (NBC)
Grab your fighting gloves! Knock-out rounds...
Cheers to Virginia Williams for letting her hair down — literally and figuratively — on Fairly Legal.
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The How I Met Your Mother alum spent Season 1 of USA's quirky dramedy emanating a...
Ashley Williams has been tapped to star in TNT's Bird Dog, replacing Eliza Dushku as the lead, TVGuide.com has confirmed.
Williams, 32, will play Gail McGrath, a cop who is forced to partner with her estranged father, also a policeman, who will be portrayed by...
Alan Dale has signed on for a recurring role on NBC's Undercovers, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively.
The 63-year-old actor will play James Kelvin, the boss of Shaw (Gerald McRaney) and the man responsible for bringing Steven and Samantha Bloom back...
Gerald McRaney by Lester Cohen/WireImage.com and Angie Harmon by Andrew Southam/ABC
Fallen Jericho patriarch Gerald McRaney has been cast as the estranged pop of Angie Harmon's Lindsay on Women's Murder Club, sources confirm to me exclusively. Dad is described as a dirty ex-cop who has few friends on the force and that includes his daughter. The two have been estranged for seven years, and his mere presence gives her the creeps. She even refuses to call him "Dad," which is never a good thing (unless you're a Simpson). McRaney's onboard for one of this season's three post-strike episodes, although he could reappear next season if there is a next season. Fleshing out Lindsay's personal life appears to be a top priority for new Club boss Robert Nathan. In addition to a dad, Harmon's bloodhound will be getting a new love interest in the form of The 4400's Joel Gretsch (Ausiello Report 3/17).
Question: Do you think that Jericho can be saved? I hear there is a large outcry of disbelief and a growing campaign to save the show. If CBS doesn't bring it back, could it go to another network?
Answer: As I noted earlier, Jericho is not the sort of show to be picked up by another network. It was produced by Paramount, which is part of the same corporation as CBS, so they're both buyer and producer, and there's really nowhere else for it to go. (The CW? Hardly.) Can it be saved? Despite the impressive outcry, doubtful. As Michael Ausiello has reported, CBS has made some noise about providing closure for fans, so let's see where that goes. If it were up to me, I'd commission a TV-movie finale, something like Jericho: Aftermath, built around a memorial tribute to fallen town hero Johnston Green (Gerald McRaney) at which point we'd learn what happened to the rest of the characters the fans cared about.
A final note on Jericho for now, to demonstrate the range of mail I've gotten on the