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MESSAGE: Happy Labor Day

Labor Day 2013

Sending out well wishes for a wonderful Labor Day to all the American readers who celebrate the holiday.

Have a terrific and safe holiday!! Please don’t drink and drive.

TV Ratings

Here is how the two Sunday night major networks dramas fared in the overall ratings last night:

9 PM Show:
Unforgettable (CBS) [NEW] – 6.1 million

10 PM Shows:
Reckless (ABC) [NEW] – 4.5 million

What did you watch on TV last night? Please share.

Here is a list of the programming options to expect on TV this week:

The History Channel two-night event Houdini will start on September 1 at 9 PM. Adrien Brody will star as Erik Weisz (aka Harry Houdini) in this biopic that follows the man behind the magic as he finds fame, engages in espionage, battles spiritualists and encounters the greatest names of the era. The mini will chronicle the life of a man who could defy death through his stunts, his visions and his mastery of illusion. Kristen Connolly will star as Houdini’s wife Bess and Evan Jones will play Jim Collins.

Also on September 1, The Unauthorized Saved by the Bell Story will debut on Lifetime at 9 PM. This made-for-TV movie will delve into the experiences of six unknown young actors placed into the Hollywood spotlight, exposing the challenges of growing up under public scrutiny while trying to maintain the squeaky clean image of their popular characters both on and off-screen. The cast will include Dylan Everett (Degrassi: The Next Generation) as Mark-Paul Gosselaar in the role of Zack Morris; Sam Kindseth (Shameless) is Dustin Diamond, in the role of Screech; Julian Works (Modern Family) as Mario Lopez in the role of A.C. Slater; Alyssa Lynch (The High Jumping Witch) as, Tiffani-Amber Thiessen, the one and only Kelly Kapowski; Tiera Skovbye (Supernatural) as Elizabeth Berkley in the role of Jessie Spano and Taylor Russell McKenzie (Blink) as Lark Voorhies in the role of Lisa Turtle.

The season finale of Mistresses will also air on September 1 on ABC at 10:01 PM.

The season finale of Royal Pains will air on September 2 on the USA Network at 9 PM.

The Lifetime biopic The Brittany Murphy Story will debut on September 6 at 8 PM. Amanda Fuller (Last Man Standing and Grey’s Anatomy) will portray Brittany Murphy, with Sherilyn Fenn (Twin Peaks and Ray Donovan) set to play her mother, Sharon Murphy. The movie will recount the story of Brittany’s younger years, including her mother’s efforts to turn her talented daughter into a star in the 1980s and ’90s, leading up to her unexpected death.

And on September 7, Boardwalk Empire will start its fifth and final season on HBO at 9 PM as well as the two-hour season finale of Falling Skies on TNT at 9 PM.

Mark your calendars!

HAPPY LABOR DAY!

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:
You’ve Got Mail movie on TV Guide Network

8 PM:
Rizzoli & Isles on TNT (Reair)
27 Dresses movie on Lifetime

9 PM:
Houdini mini-series on History Channel (Part 1 of 2 DEBUT)
Teen Wolf on MTV (Reair)
Some Kind of Wonderful movie on TV Guide Network

10 PM:
Under the Dome on CBS (NEW)
Teen Wolf on MTV (NEW)

10:01 PM:
Mistresses on ABC (NEW – Finale)

Enjoy!

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:

7 PM:
Leverage on ION
NCIS on USA Network
Rio (animated) movie on ABC Family
X-Men: First Class movie on FX
See Jane Date movie on Hallmark Channel
Slumdog Millionaire movie on TV Guide Network

7:30 PM:
Man of Steel movie on Cinemax

8 PM:
Outlander on Starz (Reair)
Leverage on ION
NCIS on USA Network
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (animated) movie on Nickelodeon

9 PM:
Unforgettable on CBS (NEW)
Falling Skies on TNT (NEW – 2-Hour Season Finale)
Breathless mini-series on PBS (Part 2 of 3) (NEW)
Outlander on Starz (Reair)
Leverage on ION
NCIS on USA Network
Eragon movie on Syfy

10 PM:
Reckless on CBS (NEW)
Leverage on ION
NCIS on USA Network

10:30 PM:
Vicious on PBS (Reair)

Enjoy!

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:

7 PM:
Doctor Who on BBC America (Reair)
Jerry Maguire movie on WE TV

8 PM:
Cedar Cove on Hallmark Channel (NEW)
Person of Interest on CBS (Reair)
Outlander on Starz (Reair)
The Bourne Ultimatum movie on Bravo
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug movie on HBO
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King movie on TNT

9 PM:
Doctor Who on BBC America (NEW)
Outlander on Starz (NEW)
The Wish List movie on Hallmark Channel
Point Break movie on Sundance

10 PM:
Outlander on Starz (Encore)
Jerry Maguire movie on WE TV

10:01 PM:
Turn on AMC (Reair)

Enjoy!

Hey All,

Here are the news items for today:

TELEVISION

Longmire has been cancelled after three (3) season on A&E; however, the studio behind the series is seeking a new home for the show. (Tim Kenneally at The Wrap)

Actor Nolan Funk (Glee and Awkward) will guest star in an upcoming episode of Arrow, playing Cooper Seldon, Felicity’s hacker boyfriend from her days at MIT. (Natalie Abrams at Entertainment Weekly)

Actor David Sutcliffe (Gilmore Girls) has landed a series regular role on the upcoming TNT supernatural medical drama Proof that centers on Dr. Carolyn Tyler (Jennifer Beals), a skeptical, hard-science, brilliant female surgeon who is persuaded to investigate cases of reincarnation, out-of-body experiences, and hauntings. Sutcliffe will play Dr. Len Bayliss, Dr. Tyler’s ex-husband who still works with her at the hospital. (The Deadline Team)

Actor Patton Oswalt will guest star in the upcoming CBS buddy cop drama Battle Creek that stars Josh Duhamel and Dean Winters. Duhamel plays Milton Chamberlain, a handsome, charismatic FBI agent with unlimited resources, who opens a field office at the underfunded police station in Battle Creek and chooses a gruff local detective, Russ Agnew (Winters), to be his partner. Oswalt will play the unorthodox mayor of Battle Creek, Michigan. (Mandi Bierly at Entertainment Weekly)

Actor Corbin Bernsen (Psych) will guest star in the upcoming fall CBS drama Scorpion about Walter O’Brien (Elyes Gabel from Body of Proof), an eccentric genius who assembles a team of super-geniuses to combat the complex threats of the modern age. Bernsen will play Bob Connelly, a Las Vegas casino owner who turns to Walter’s team when his profit margins start to shrink. But Walter will discover that underneath the glitz and glamor, all is not as it seems with Connelly and his casino. (Natalie Abrams at Entertainment Weekly)

Actors Enver Gjokaj (Dollhouse, Extant and Rizzoli & Isles) and Chad Michael Murray (Southland and One Tree Hill) have landed roles in the upcoming ABC drama Agent Carter that will star Hayley Atwell in the title role from the Marvel Universe. Gjokaj will play Agent Daniel Sousa, who will meet Carter while she takes on a new role at the pre-SHIELD Strategic Scientific Reserve in New York City. Murray will play SSR Agent Jack Thompson. (Lesley Goldberg at The Hollywood Reporter and Marvel.com)

Actress Amy Gumenick (Supernatural) will appear as Carrie Cutter (a.k.a. Cupid) on Arrow. (James Hibberd at Entertainment Weekly)

Actor Greg Grunberg (Alias and Heroes) will guest star in an upcoming episode of CSI, playing Len Bryant, a white-collar everyman battling addition at a high-end rehab facility. (Natalie Abrams at Entertainment Weekly)

DEVELOPMENT NEWS

ABC is developing a new medical drama from David Marshall Grant (Nashville and Smash) that is inspired by the real story of former agent, Byrdie Lifson-Pompan, who was a top CAA literary agent who was misdiagnosed and her brain tumor went undetected until discovered by another doctor. She underwent surgery and fully recovered. Several years later, Lifson-Pompan, who also had other family members suffer from medical misdiagnoses, made a career change, leaving agenting after 22 years to pursue a career as a medical advocate. She teamed with Dr. Valerie Ulene, a medical doctor and a health education specialist, to launch Clear Health Advisors, a healthcare consulting and case management company that helps patients navigate the healthcare system, including getting an accurate diagnosis and finding the right treatment. (Nellie Andreeva at Deadline)

Greg Berlanti will be teaming with NBC on a new hour-long project called Blindspot that will center on an FBI agent who is drawn into a complex conspiracy when a naked amnesiac is found in Times Square covered in fresh tattoos, including his name on her back. (Nellie Andreeva at Deadline)

ONLINE SERIES NEWS

Actor Luke Kleintank (Pretty Little Liars) has been cast in the Amazon pilot The Man In The High Castle that is based on the Philip K. Dick novel that is set in 1962, exploring an alternative reality in which Nazi Germany and Japan won World War II and occupy the United States, with the East Coast controlled by the Nazis and the West Coast owned by Japan, and a chunk of the Midwest still up for grabs. Kleintank will play Joe Blake, an all-American guy living in New York who has joined the clandestine American Resistance. (The Deadline Team)

Q&A SECTION (with Matt Mitovich at TV Line)

Question: Can you give us any scoop on Once Upon a Time’s Regina, please? We need something to cheer us up! –Ana

Mitovich: Well, when I asked The Boys about the Regina/Robin Hood/Marian love triangle presumably on tap for Season 4, Adam Horowitz was quick to retort, “Who says we’re doing a love triangle?” He then explained, “Hopefully it becomes less about the relationship itself and more about Regina [and] open[s] the door to who she is and what she’s going to become.”

Question: Do you have any info on Belle’s mom on Once Upon a Time? –Natalie

Mitovich: Debuting in an Episode 6 flashback Bell’s ma being described as “a strong-willed, spirited woman” who carries herself with grace and aplomb – even under the most trying circumstances. She’ll also boast a natural European accent, if casting has their druthers.

Question: Do you have any new scoops for Beauty and the Beast fans? Maybe a return date? –Zavier

Mitovich: For Season 3 – which has a premiere date of Sometime in 2015 – the resilient CW drama is casting the role of Tess’ older brother Jamie, an overbearing lawman on track to become his kin’s commanding officer. Big bro will bust JT’s chops some, bringing out an impressive new side to Tess’ beau.

Question: Any news on Resurrection‘s new season? –Sherryl

Mitovich: Asked to compare Season 2 to the show’s freshman run, series creator Aaron Zelman told me, “In Season 1, so much happens so quickly – it was eight or nine days – so it was very reactive. Whereas Season 2 is a bit more, ‘OK, this is the new reality — now how do we live with this? What does it mean that people can come back? And what does it mean that people who came back can disappear?’ What does it mean for doctors like Maggie to treat people who are terminal knowing maybe they’re not terminal? It throws everything on its head. You’re going to see a lot more characters dealing with that new reality.”

That’s it. Enjoy!

Have a terrific and safe holiday weekend!!

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