Entertainment News for the Week Ending 2-14-14

TV news bits about

Alpha House.
Army Wives Special,
The CW network early renewals,
Drop Dead Diva,
The Flash,
Long Island Medium,
Mob City,

The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon

Sad News this week: Sid Caesar, Shirley Temple Black, and Ralph Waite passed away.  TCM will be having a tribute to Shirley Temple Black on March 9th, 2014.


Amazon will be producing a second season of Alpha House.


Army Wives Special:

Lifetime will be airing a two-hour special honoring the series, Army Wives.  It will be a retrospective look back with interviews.

It will air on March 16th, 2014 on Lifetime.


The talk show Bethenny has been cancelled.


In case you had not seen the news earlier, The CW network gave early renewal announcements to Reign, Arrow, Supernatural, The Originals and The Vampire Diaries.


If you're a Dallas (on TNT) fan, you might be happy to knowt that TNT will be holding 25-hour marathon of seasons one and two, prior to the season three premiere that takes place on February 24th, 2014.


Donal Logue (Sons of Anarchy) has landed the role of Det. Harvey Bullock in the Fox's prequel-ish series, Gotham.

Ben McKenzie will play James Gordon, Robin Lord Taylor as a young Oswald Cobblepot, Sean Pertwee as Alfred Pennyworth, Zabryna Guevara as Gordon’s boss, Captain Essen, and Erin Richards as Gordon’s fiancĂ©e Barbara Kean.

They haven't cast him yet, but yes, there will be a young Bruce Wayne.

Yea...  I don't know how this series will fly, as the series will be an origin series focusing on Comm. James Gordon and some of the colorful criminals that develop in the city.

The writing will have to be incredible to make this work.


It's been announced that Drop Dead Diva on Lifetime, will be coming to a close with the end of its sixth season.

Season six will premiere season six on March 23rd, 2014.


Jason Isaacs
has been tagged to star in the USA Network 6-episode miniseries called Dig.

Thought this seems like awesome news, the plot seems... familiar:

"Isaacs will play Peter, an FBI agent stationed in Jerusalem who, while investigating a murder of a young female archeologist, uncovers a conspiracy 2000 years in the making."


The man who originally played The Flash on TV quite some years ago, John Wesley Shipp, will be guest starring in The CW's new spin on the character, in their own series, The Flash.


Long Island Medium will be returning for its fifth season on TLC, on Sunday, March 9th, 2014.

The premiere will also have a live Twitter event, where she'll be picking random folks for a free reading.

press release:

"TLC brings back its popular series LONG ISLAND MEDIUM on Sunday, March 9 at 9/8c with a live Twitter event and viewing party featuring Theresa and her closest friends and family. TLC’s second TWEET TO WIN – LIVE event for LONG ISLAND MEDIUM gives viewers another chance to win a reading with Theresa by tweeting with the hashtag #LongIslandMedium beginning at 8pm through 11pm. Theresa will randomly select winners during live segments within the commercial breaks and will announce them on the air (all winners are subject to eligibility and rules of the contest). With a waiting list of several years and countless daily requests for readings worldwide, the lucky contest winners will receive an all-expenses paid trip for two to meet Theresa and receive a private reading. TLC’s previous TWEET TO WIN-LIVE premiere event for LONG ISLAND MEDIUM in October 2013 dominated social conversation and became the network’s most social night ever with more than one million Tweets throughout the day."


Mob City has been cancelled by TNT.


Bad News for Ravenswood Fans

In case you had not heard, ABC Family announced that they have cancelled Ravenswood.  It just wasn't pulling the numbers good enough for them to keep it going.


Want to know who the first guests will be on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon?

Monday, Feb. 17: Guest Will Smith and musical guest U2.

Tuesday, Feb. 18: Guests Jerry Seinfeld, Kristen Wiig and musical guest Lady Gaga.

Wednesday, Feb. 19: Guest Bradley Cooper and musical guest Tim McGraw.

Thursday, Feb. 20: Guests First Lady Michelle Obama, Will Ferrell and musical guest Arcade Fire.

Friday, Feb. 21: Guest Justin Timberlake.


I think I already mentioned this last week, but Fox has cancelled The X Factor.  I guess the show doesn't have that "X" factor any more.

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