TV News – 6/20/11

I’m here to give you a round up of a few interesting TV news stories that have been bouncing around lately. My plan is to bring you a weekly news post for the summer months until the news picks up more. Now that Pherson is starting to sleep a bit more at night, (and by more I mean I get 3 hours at a time instead of 2. πŸ™‚ ), I’m starting to feel a bit more human.

Let’s take a look at some of that news, shall we?

Criminal Minds fans can breathe a collective sigh of relief, because Thomas Gibson has finally signed an agreement to stay on for two more years. That wraps up the missing links, because my honey, Shemar Moore, has already signed his. Whew! That’s all the hotties back, both male and female, because Paget Brewster and AJ Cook will both be back, as well! I’m super excited for the season seven. Now, if they could only get Garcia and Morgan together, I’d be on cloud nine! Source

Jump ahead for more news.

Glee has finally hired some extra writing help to take some of the burden off of the original three co-creators/executive producers, Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, and Ian Brennan. The new members of the writing staff are: Allison Adler (Chuck) as co-executive producer, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark) as co-producer, and Marti Noxon (Buffy, Angel) as a consulting producer. Also, Michael Hitchcock as a consulting producer, and staff writers Matt Hodgson and Ross Maxwell. This will help Murphy, Falchuk, and Brennan clear up some free time, considering the three of them have been doing everything since season 1, and who knows, maybe it’ll even help the series get back on the track that we loved. Any thoughts? Source

AMC has renewed The Killing for a second season. The show has been renewed for 13 episodes, which is great news, because the freshman season of this show was awesome. I’m looking forward to the second season, and I hope they can keep up the exciting writing for a second season. Source

I was definitely disappointed when I heard that Chris Meloni was leaving Law & Order: SVU, but I sort of understand at the same time. I mean, the show into its 13th season, and a deal couldn’t be reached between Meloni and the network. On the brighter note, Ice-T will be back at least for the next 2 seasons, as he just finalized his deal with the network. It doesn’t take away the pain of losing Meloni, but at least we’re not losing two regulars, and Ice-T has really proven himself a vital part of the cast in the past few seasons. I’m happy he’s staying, sad Meloni is not. What’s your opinion? Source

James Frain (True Blood) has signed on to guest star on an episode of Burn Notice, as a pharmaceutical boss who has some secrets he wants to keep hidden. I loved Frain’s badass portrayal of Franklin Mott on True Blood, and I know he’s going to be fun to watch in whatever role he takes on. Source

Josh Pence (Social Network) has joined the cast of the new HBO pilot, More As This Story Develops. The show is centred on cable news anchor Will McCallister (Jeff Daniels) and his show’s staff. Pence will play Rob, a senior producer on the show, who is dating Maggie (Alison Pill) and struggles with jealously issues when newcomer Jim (John Gallagher Jr.) starts developing feelings for Maggie as well. I’m looking forward to a new show by HBO, because they’ve had some real winners lately, and hopefully this one doesn’t disappoint. No news on air date yet, but I’ll keep you posted. Source

Finally, to wrap it up for now, some spoilers brought to you by Kirsten over at E!Online. There are some details on True Blood, Game of Thrones, and even Weeds that are worth checking out. Remember, these are spoilers, so if you’d like to deprive yourself, don’t click the link. Everyone else who likes to live on the edge, click away. πŸ˜€ Warning SPOILERS AHEAD!

Thanks for reading, I’ll be back soon. Don’t miss me too much. πŸ˜€

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