Let the countdown begin! Summer's guiltiest pleasure, Bachelor Pad, premieres Monday, July 23 at 8/7c, ABC announced Thursday. Also announced is the premiere date for Season 3 of cop drama Rookie Blue, which returns on Thursday, May 24 at 10/7c.
When Kevin Bacon signed on last month to play a serial killer in the new Fox pilot from The Vampire Diaries producer Kevin Williamson, there was a catch: Bacon would only commit to star in 15 episodes a year. Eager to make Bacon sizzle in primetime, the network agreed.
Fox execs view the Bacon drama, should it go to series, as an opportunity to start airing more cable-like short-order TV series. ABC struck a similar deal this past year with Missing star Ashley Judd in order to accommodate her schedule. Only ten episodes of Missing were shot this year, and even in success, that number will never be more than 13.
NBC has picked up the Canadian medical drama Saving Hope in what will be Erica Durance's first series role since Smallville.
Saving Hope, from Rookie Blue producers Ilana Frank and David Wellington, follows surgeon Alex Reid (Durance) whose personal and professional life is turned upside down when he...
Eric Johnson, Michael Eklund
Fringe's Michael Eklund and Smallville's Eric Johnson have been tapped to portray escaped prisoners on Fox's new drama Alcatraz, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively.
J.J. Abrams' new sci-fi series centers on a cop (Sarah Jones) and a team of FBI agents who track down a group of missing Alcatraz prisoners and guards who have reappeared in the present day after disappearing 30 years earlier.
Fox announces midseason schedule
Eklund, whose credits also include Flashpoint and Caprica, will play...
ABC has renewed Rookie Blue for a third season.
The summer cop drama has performed solidly for the network, winning its Thursdays-at-10 slot in the 18-to-49 demographic every week since its June 23 season premiere.
Rookie Blue star: There's hope for Andy and Sam
Star Missy Peregrym accidentally let ...
Jason Gann, Elijah Wood, Fiona Gubelmann
The dogs will be howling about this: The series premiere of Wilfred drew 2.55 million viewers, making it FX's highest rated comedy premiere ever.
5 things you need know about FX's Wilfred
An adaptation of the Australian series, Wilfred follows Ryan (Elijah Wood), who is...
For the cops on Rookie Blue, the second year on the job just might be tougher than the first.
When the ABC show left off, the newbies had survived a major operation and were ready to jump to the next level. Although Andy McNally (Missy Peregrym) was questioning whether she was ready, when the second season picks up she'll be feeling on top of the world — until a shocking event happens on the job to knock her off her feet. At the same time, the ex of her new live-in boyfriend Luke (Eric Johnson) comes...
Gene Hackman, Tom Cruise
Looking for some good ratings counsel, NBC is turning to John Grisham's The Firm. The network is in talks to pick up a new series based on the best-selling legal thriller, which was also the basis of a 1993 movie starring Tom Cruise.
Lukas Reiter (The Forgotten, Law & Order) is adapting the book for TV and wrote the pilot script. The Firm has actually been in development for some time, originally at CBS. More recently, Reiter and Grisham, who are both executive producing, pitched The Firm to several cable networks.
Ashley Hebert, The Bachelorette
Television finale season is upon us, but ABC is already lining up its summer programming.
The Alphabet network's warm-weather lineup includes the premiere of the ninth season of The Bachelorette and the return of cop drama Rookie Blue, New this summer are the debuts of The Hot Zone, Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition and game shows Expedition Impossible, Take the Money and Run and 101 Ways to Leave a Game Show.
ABC announces finale dates
The sophomore premiere begins where last season's finger-chopping finale concluded, with the diabolical Katherine wreaking bloody havoc and toying with her former lovers, Damon and Stefan. Also, Caroline is hospitalized following her car accident, and Tyler's mysterious uncle Mason arrives in town to comfort the family following the death of Tyler's dad. But Mason has more on his mind than that: He's harboring a dark secret that could unleash more violence in Mystic Falls.
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