TV News – 9/17/11

Can you believe it’s September? Better yet, all of our favorite shows are returning, which means TV news is going to get busy. That’s why I’m here. I’m going to be keeping you up to date and helping you navigate your way through what is going on with your favorite shows. Let’s take a look at this week in review.

The USA network has renewed Covert Affairs, Royal Pains, and Necessary Roughness. These shows join the rest of the great USA shows that were already picked up, such as White Collar, Suits, and Burn Notice. USA had a great summer season and kept viewers glued to their television. All of these shows boast great story lines and attractive casts, so in my opinion, it’s a great news! Source

Jump ahead for more news and updates.

ABC Family has been busy this week, renewing and canceling left and right. They have renewed Make It or Break It, and The Lying Game. Meanwhile, they have canceled The Nine Lives of Chloe King and State of Georgia. I have to say I was quite surprised at the cancelation of The Nine Lives of Chloe King. I thought that show had real potential and was far better than The Lying Game. That said, I’m happy with the renewal of Make It or Break It, because it’s my secret guilty pleasure. 🙂

As for other ABC Family news, they have also ordered four new pilots, including one from the talented Amy Sherman-Palladino (Gilmore Girls), called Bunheads. It’s about “Michelle, a Las Vegas showgirl, who impulsively marries a man and moves to his sleepy coastal town and takes an uneasy role at her new mother-in-law’s dance school.” Sounds different.

The other three are Intercept, about a group of college kids who solve crimes using a device that one of them created. Next we have, Village People, a comedy about a career woman who adopts a baby from a teen mom. Then we have Baby Daddy, about a young guy who becomes a dad when his ex-girlfriend leaves a baby on his doorstep. They both sound a little rocky, and Baby Daddy’s premise reminds me of Raising Hope. Overall, I’m on the fence about their decisions. Source

Fred Savage (The Wonder Years) is going to be both behind and in front of the camera on the set of Happy Endings next week. Savage is going to be directing an episode, while also appearing. He’ll be playing himself, and includes Savage on a date with Alex (Elisha Cuthbert) and something about commentary for The Princess Bride). I can only imagine, and for the record, I love The Princess Bride. 🙂 Savage has been busy behind the camera for TV series as a director for years now, including some episodes of Modern Family, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, and others. Look for his episode of Happy Endings sometime later this fall. Source

Lassiter (Timothy Omundson), on Psych, is moving into a new condo that would appear to be cursed. It may just be the crazy neighbours that he’ll have. These neighbours include Lou Gossett Jr., who will be playing “Lloyd, the creepy manager at the Overlook Gardens Condominium”, and Sara Rue (Less than Perfect), as “nurse Amy Alleris, an overly friendly neighbour”. Sounds like an interesting and comical set up for an episode. The new season of Psych starts on October 12th. This season already has an exciting guest star line up that includes the talents of William Shatner, Danny Glover, and others. I’m looking forward to the new season. Are you? Source

The Playboy Club has cast Javier Colon (winner of The Voice) as the one and only Ray Charles. Colon will perform “Let the Good Times Roll’. Look for the suave, sweet sounds of Javier in the sixth episode. I’m happy with this casting, because anything that’s more of this adorable boy is a great thing. 😉 Source

That’s all for now. I’ll be back again soon with more news. Until then, be sure to comment below and let me know what news you’re most excited about!

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