As Haven’s final episodes run down, William Shatner is joining the show in a recurring role that has a four-episode arc. Naturally, his character is pivotal and has the potential to affect the town an its fate.
Haven (Syfy, Fridays, 7/6C) reaches its mid-season finale on December 5th – by which point, Mara’s endgame will be revealed.
The show’s final 13 episodes will air in 2015. For further details, follow the jump.
FOX has set the dates for its winter premieres for new scripted shows Backstrom (January 22nd), The Last Man On Earth (March 1st) and Weird Loners (March 31st) – and unscripted World’s Funniest Fails (working title) (January 16th).
Returning scripted shows include Glee’s final 13-episode season (two-hour premiere on January 9th), The following (two-hour premiere on March 2n) and Bones (March 26th). Unscripted returnees include Masterchef Junior (January 6th) and Hell’s Kitchen (March 3rd).
For a complete schedule for new and returning FOX shows (day/date/time), follow the jump.
Mike Nichols may have died this week, but he’s left behind a reputation as a wonderful human being and a trove of superb motion pictures to guarantee he will never be forgotten.
On Saturday, December 6th, TCM will run a triple feature of films that speak to his ability to do vastly different things really, really well: Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, The Graduate, and Carnal Knowledge. For further details, follow the jump.
TBS is bringing CONAN to primetime for CONAN To Go – a one-hour special showcasing Conan O’Brien’s favorite remote bits from the show. Think Clueless Gamer: Grand Theft Auto, or Conan Visits The America Girl.
CONAN To Go will premiere on TBS on Thursday, December 18t (10/9C). For more, follow the jump.
FOX’s new series Empire – think Dynasty with a music industry dynasty instead of oil – will premiere on Wednesday, January 7 (9/8C) following the first part of American Idol XIV’s two-night premiere.
Follow the jump for details.
BBC America has unveiled the first photo from its upcoming fantasy/drama series Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell, starring Eddie Marsan (above) and Bertie Carvel.
Set at the turn of the 19th Century, Mr. Norrell (Marsan stuns the city of York with a magical feat then goes to London to help the government in the war against Napoleon. The photo and press release follow the jump.
Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell will premiere on BBC America in 2015.
The BBC and BBC America are producing a two-part Luther event to be broadcast on in 2015. Series creator Neil Cross will write. Idris Elba is returning as the iconic character. Details follow the jump.
ABC has announced premiere dates for mid-season dramas American Crime (pictured above) and Secrets and Lies – and setting the date for the first season finale of its newest Shonda Rimes produced hit, How To Get Away With Murder.
The 10 episode drama series Secrets and Lies premieres Sunday, March 1 (9/8C) with a two-hour premiere, and 11 episode American Crime premieres Thursday, March 5 (10/9C).
How To Get Away With Murder has its two-hour season finale on Thursday, February 26 (9/8C). For further details, follow the jump.
American Dad is doing so well for TBS that the network has ordered another 22 episodes. So give it up for Stan, Francine, and the rest of the Smith clan – and the CIA! (And misanthropic alien Roger – because not being inclusive is just hurtful!)
For more details, follow the jump.
Difficult People has been given an eight episode straight-to-series order by HULU. The series – co-starring Billy Eichner (pictured) and Julie Klausener (who also wrote the pilot and will serve as an executive producer) – is about best friends whose typically irreverent behaviour keeps putting them in awkward situation.
The series is being produced by Amy Poehler’s Paper Kite Productions. Poehler and Dave Becky are executive producing. Difficult People will go into production in early 2015.
After last week’s lame installment I’m expecting a barn burner episode. This week is all about people meeting. We meet Harvey Dent and Bruce meets Selina Kyle.