TV News – 10/23/09

Friday and I’m late for news, in my time zone it’s 11 pm but for most of you it’s after midnight, sorry πŸ™ . We’re moving into a new house next Thursday, so we’ve been really busy packing, and starting to move things over ahead of time. I just got home from working on things there all evening. Let’s get some news up for you.

Looks like Law & Order alumni, Benjamin Bratt(The Cleaner), will be reprising his role of Detective Rey Curtis for one episode in November. It’s only one episode, but I’m sure it’ll be great. I always loved Bratt as Detective Curtis and I’ll take it even for a short time. πŸ˜€ Source

More after the jump.

Looks like NBC has picked up Mercy, Community and Parks and Recreation for full seasons. All of these shows have been putting forth steady ratings and are building loyal fan bases, wait wasn’t Southland doing that? Hmm. πŸ˜‰ Anyways, Mercy definitely deserves it, and the comedies as well, so I’m pleased with NBC finally making a decent decision, aren’t you? Source

Also on the topic of renewals and pick ups, HBO has renewed the drama In Treatment for a third season for late 2010. In Treatment is a brilliant drama and Gabriel Bryne who plays Dr. Paul Weston, is very, very good on this show. Source

Some general casting news from Zap2It. The hilarious Jane Lynch (Glee) and the talented Kristen Bell (Veronica Mars, Heroes) will both be making guest appearances on Party Down during it’s second season. Lynch will reprise her role as, Constance, for the season finale. Lynch was a strong part of the show until her part on Glee kept her from being a regular. Bell will again play the hardcore rival caterer Uda, and will appear in at least one episode some where around midseason.

Also in the casting news, Angie Harmon (Law & Order) will be playing Rizzoli in the new show of the same name, based on novels by Tess Gerristsen. Harmon will “play a Boston homicide detective who teams with medical examiner Maura Isles to solve cases” Isles role hasn’t been cast yet. No air date has been announced yet. Source

Sam Page (Mad Men) will be joining the cast of Greek for a large recurring role. He’ll be playing Joel who is “a smart and accessible local campaign manager for a congresswoman.” Look for Page sometime during the show’s upcoming fourth season. Source

Well, that’s all for now I’ll be back later this weekend with my weekly review which I promise will be beefier than last week. πŸ˜€

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