Friday, January 17, 2014

NEWS: GREY'S ANATOMY & REVENGE Sticking Around, America's Favorite TV Personalities, Kyle Chandler, Shirley Jones, Olivier Martinez

GREY'S ANATOMY and REVENGE to Stick Around "Many Years"
Despite GREY'S losing another integral castmember after this season (Sandra Oh), ABC president Paul Lee told reporters at the TCA Press Tour he has every expectation that the ABC drama will continue "for many years to come."

Lee also insisted that REVENGE isn't going anywhere. "We have a long way to go with that show," Lee insisted. "They've reconnected that amazing conflict between Emily (Emily VanCamp) and Victoria (Madeleine Stowe). The producers pitched us the back nine [episodes] and we loved it."

GLEE's Jane Lynch Confirms Sue Is Moving to NYC
Following graduation, the characters of the hit musical comedy will be transitioning to an all-NYC storyline in the second half of this season. Although we know that some fan-favorites like Blaine (Darren Criss) and Artie (Kevin McHale) will be making the move, others students' fates are still unknown.

"I don't know what they're going to do," Lynch admitted. "I understand that they're not going to say goodbye to a lot of the kids, either. I think there are a bunch of kids who are going to go and I think they might check still in at McKinley."

STUDY: Ellen DeGeneres and Mark Harmon Voted America's Favorite TV Personalities

Olivier Martinez Joins ABC's REVENGE
On the heels of REVENGE promoting Karine Vanasse to regular for next season, the soapy drama has tapped Olivier Martinez to play her dad. The French actor will recur as Pascal LeMarchal, Margaux LeMarchal's (Vanasse) media magnate father. He is a cutthroat businessman and has a competitive history with Conrad (Henry Czerny), and an even more complicated one with Victoria (Madeleine Stowe).

Shirley Jones coming to GENERAL HOSPITAL on February 5
[SPOILER ALERT] Jones will play Mrs. McClain, a lonely widow who sees something strange and disconcerting while visiting her husband's grave.

Kyle Chandler To Star In Netflix's Thriller Drama Series From Todd A. Kessler, Daniel Zelman, Glenn Kessler & Sony TV
The FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS alum, who already had received a ton of pilot offers, has signed on to star in Netflix's 13-episode psychological thriller from DAMAGES creators Todd A. Kessler, Daniel Zelman and Glenn Kessler and Sony Pictures TV. Written and executive produced by the Kessler brothers and Zelman in their follow-up to the acclaimed FX/DirecTV legal thriller starring Glenn Close, the untitled series centers on a family of adult siblings whose secrets and scars are revealed when the black sheep oldest brother returns home.

The FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS Storyline (and Romance!) Fans Never Got to See
"I was going to have problems with my father," Grey Damon spilled about this FNL characer, Hastings Ruckle. "I think they were haggling with the idea of Jess and Hastings, there was going to be that tension there, and that's why at the beginning of the season you sort of see that."

Nicollette Sheridan Denied New DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES Trial
The actress unsuccessfully argued that new laws in California were enacted to her advantage. Unfortunately for her, they didn't come soon enough.

Has PARENTHOOD Lost Itself This Season?
Vulture's Margaret Lyons writes: "PARENTHOOD has always been the strange little underdog, the ensemble drama that flouted convention (no cops, no sexiness) and focused on small-scale character-driven stories. I love PARENTHOOD. But between its stress-inducing repetitiveness and its sudden disregard for typical human behavior, the show is driving me crazy this season. Weren't you supposed to be the show about ostensibly ordinary (if very talkative and nosy) people, PARENTHOOD?"

Texas Mega Church Drama From Liz Heldens & David Janollari Gets NBC Pilot Order
SALVATION is a family saga set against the backdrop of a Texas mega church where faith, family and corruption are explored in equal measure. The pilot centers on Jennifer Strickland, who has to defend her children, church and religious beliefs after her husband dies under mysterious circumstances.

Joan Allen joins THE KILLING
Allen will guest-star in a major multi-episode arc as Margaret O'Neal, the head of an all-boys military academy that becomes entangled in this season's murder mystery. The character is described as a stern disciplinarian who also projects a maternal instinct to the troubled young men in her charge.

CBS exec Nina Tassler comments on Michael Muhney being fired from THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS
During the recent Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour, Nina Tassler, President, CBS Entertainment, was asked about the termination of Y&R's Michael Muhney (Adam). Tassler answered, “I can’t comment on any of the allegations,” then added, "I can only say that when the producers and Sony [Pictures Television] came to us and said, ‘We want to make a change,’ and they laid out their reasoning why, we supported them.”

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