'Dexter,' 'Ironside,' NCIS spin-off, 'Dracula' TV news bits

There's a little bit of TV news floating around today and the last few days.  For one, Aimee Garcia has been upgraded to a series regular in Dexter.  And yes, no matter how many people tell me I have to watch it, my time has been spoken for.  Some day, I WILL get to it, starting from season 1 and on through.  But for now, I have to take everyone's word on it.  (This is going to be another Breaking Bad thing for me, I'm guessing.  I ignored Breaking Bad for the first few seasons, then just happen to catch it on Netflix and bam, I suddenly realized I had been missing the best television story/series ever written.)

NBC is looking at a remake of the old TV series, Ironside, and Blair Underwood is set to star in it.  This is an old show that used to star Raymond Burr.

While Edwin Hodge is reported to be cast for the new NCIS: LA spinoff coming soon.

Disney has renewed Dog with a Blog for a second season.  Probably does better then most blogs!

Victoria Smurfit has been cast in the upcoming NBC series, Dracula.  Jonathan Rhys Meyers plays the thirsty fanged guy.  And if you're interested, I slapped up a book review on the original book from the late 1800's.  Wow, it was actually a great read!

And The Vampire Diaries series spinoff casts Daniella Pineda in a regular role on The Originals,

"The Originals stars Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies and Phoebe Tonkin reprising their roles from The Vampire Diaries. Written by TVD co-creator/executive producer Julie Plec, The Originals centers on the Original family of vampires, as Klaus (Morgan) returns to the supernatural melting pot that is the French Quarter of New Orleans — a town he helped build centuries ago — and is reunited with his diabolical former protégé Marcel. Elijah (Gillies), intent on helping his self-destructive brother find redemption, must side with Marcel's enemies in order to keep Klaus in line."