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TELEVISION: Bestselling Mystery Author Richard Castle Goes Live on Twitter!

New York City. Summer. It’s hot and muggy and Richard Castle, the bestselling mystery writer has fallen into another mystery even as he scrambles to finish his Nikki Heat novel. As usual, Castle is procrastinating – and this summer he has a shiny new toy to play with thanks to his daughter, Alexis, who has made the mistake of introducing her father to Twitter.

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While the Castles vacation in The Hamptons, a foot washes up on the beach. The police think it’s a shark attack but Castle, as usual, thinks it might be something more. And now he has put himself in the middle of the investigation, tweeting his theories as he goes. The police are amused, but could he be right?

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Television: It’s Back to Wisteria Lane for Jesse Metcalfe As the Actor Returns to Desperate Housewives

 

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Fans and viewers of Desperate Housewives who missed seeing sexy gardner John Rowlands gracing Wisteria Lane can rejoice. Industry reports tell us that Jesse Metcalfe has signed on to return to Desperate Housewives in the upcoming season.

In the first season of Desperate Housewives, Rowland, had a steamy and illicit romance with Gabriele Solis (Eva Longoria Parker), Since then Metcalfe has made several cameo appearances in other seasons.

Creator Marc Cherry had this to say when he was speaking to TVGuide Magazine about the character’s return to the hit series. “We will be seeing John Rowland return to Wisteria Lane as a divorced man who is doing well in a different industry”.

Cherry also added: “When Ana (Maiara Malsh) finds out that Gabrielle had an affair with John, she sets her sights on him, which upsets Gabrielle.”

Metcalfe is expected to appear in the third and fourth episodes of the sixth season.

COMIC-CON: Smallville is hot again at Comic-Con

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There’s been a big revival for Smallville in the last year. I know after not watching it since season three, but for some reason started again last year and enjoyed the heck out of it. You can feel the new love and energy that Smallville is now generating in the reception that Tom Welling gets. It’s a great panel, most of the cast is there, Justin Hartley, Erica Durance, Cassidy Freeman, Callum Blue (Zod), and Allison Mack with of course the loud, over enthusiastic Comic-Con crowd. One bit of news is that Season 9 isn’t necessarily going to be the last season, they are “gunning for season 10.” You can watch the entire thing here.

COMIC-CON: True Blood Gets 3rd Season, makes Presence Known

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The folks at TV.com have a really cool little write up about the True-Blood Comic-con panel.  I’m enjoying True Blood, but frankly I’m getting sick of Vampires. My favorite quote from the article –

“During the packed panel, a fan asks if there will ever be a half-human-half-vampire baby (the Twilight series features one), and creator Alan Ball (Six Feet Under, American Beauty) doesn’t even understand the question. A rain of boos from the audience descend on the fan who asked the question, and when Ball finally realizes what she asked, he gives a playful look of disgust and emphatically says, "What!? Noooooooooo!"”

Here’s a link to the article.  And here’s a clip from the Panel, the full panel is available in about 7 parts on YouTube, here.

 

TELEVISION: Lucy Lawless Back in the Saddle in Starz’s Spartacus: Blood and Sand, Trailer Debut!

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Lucy Lawless is back in the saddle again – literally as Starz gave their latest show Spartacus: Blood and Sand a big Comic-Con push, even though it doesn’t debut until January, 2010. It shows they have a lot of faith in this show. Now we have the official trailer, which is looking pretty darn epic and sweet. The official press release is below and I’ll see if I can get Miss Lawless on the phone in the next few weeks. Here’s a link to the official trailer.

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TELEVISION NEWS: Silverman Out at NBC; Leaves For Start Up With Barry Diller!

Ben Silverman announced this morning that he was leaving his position as Co-Chairman of NBC Universal Entertainment to join Barry Diller’s media and Internet company, IAC, to start up a new venture.

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Almost simultaneously, NBC announced that Jeff Gaspin, head of NBCU’s cable operations would step into the Chairman position, combining Silverman’s duties with his own.

Silverman will stay with NBC through September to help Gaspin’s transition into his new position – and oversee the launch of NBC’s fall programming.

Comic Con 2009- Sneak Peek at True Blood

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July 26, 2009 – Tonight HBO is airing a brand new episode of their hit Vampire series, True Blood and at yesterday’s True Blood panel at the San Diego Comic Con, showrunner Alan Ball, novelist Charlaine Harris (whose Sookie Stackhouse novels comprise the basis for the series), and cast members Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer, Rutina Wesley, Nelsan Ellis, Michelle Forbes, Sam Trammell, Deborah Ann Woll, and Alexander Skarsgard were on hand to promote the show to what was reportedly a packed house comprised of media and devoted fans.

Reports from the event all state that the cast’s appearance received the most attention from the crowd. However the one-hour session also featured a promo for the back half of the second season of True Blood which was met with loud cheers from the audience at the end of it’s screening.

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Television: CW Releases New Promo Photos of The Vampire Diaries

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The CW has released a new set of sneak peek promotional stills of “The Vampire Diaries” in front of the show’s presentation at San Diego Comic Con Saturday, July 25. The Vampire Diaries” will be having a press panel held at Room 6Bcf from 6 to 7 P.M. Lead  actors Ian Somerhalder, Paul Wesley, Nina Dobrev, and executive producer Kevin Williamson will be in the panel to answer press questions about the new CW series.

The Vampire Diaries” is based on the books written by L.J. Smith and is scheduled to be premiered on September 10 as the lead-in to the CW hit series Supernatural, which stars Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles and is now in it’s 5th season.

Read on to see the new sneak peek promotional stills courtesy of the CW.

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