Lisa Edelstein Will Be Back, But on a Different Drama, This Fall

… Former House star Lisa Edelstein ruffled fan feathers when she departed the series earlier this year. Well, Edelstein will be back this fall—just on a different drama. She’s booked a multi-episode arc on CBS’s The Good Wife, TVLine reports, where she’ll “share a past with Will,” Josh Charles’s character. [TVLine]

… Fox has announced its fall premiere dates. First, the important stuff: The Season 24 premiere of Cops will air on Saturday, Sept. 10. Okay, now that we've got that out of the way, here are some more dates of note: Glee will kick off its new season on Tuesday, Sept. 20. The Sunday “Animation Domination” lineup returns on Sept. 25 (with new addition Allen Gregory, about a pretentious 7-year-old voiced by Jonah Hill). House returns on Monday, Oct. 3, with Bones premiering on Thursday, Nov. 3. Simon Cowell’s much-hyped return to primetime TV, The X Factor, will premiere in two parts—with two hours airing on Wednesday, Sept. 21, and two more on Thursday, Sept. 22. Also debuting: Terra Nova, the network's huge-budget sci-fi show about dinosaurs and time travel, which will air Monday, Sept. 26. Finally, for more sci-fi goodness, Fringe returns on Friday, Sept. 23. [Fox, via press release]

Here’s a timetable. Mark those calendars!

Tuesday, September 20
8pm-9pm Glee
9pm-10pm New Girl
9pm-10pm Raising Hope

Wednesday, Sept. 21
8pm-9pm The X Factor (Series Premiere, Part 1)

Thursday, Sept. 22
8pm-10pm The X Factor (Series Premiere, Part 2)

Friday, Sept. 23
8pm-9pm Kitchen Nightmares
9pm-10pm Fringe

Sunday, Sept. 25
8pm-8:30pm The Simpsons
8:30pm-9:00pm The Cleveland Show
9:00pm-9:30pm Family Guy
9:30pm-10pm American Dad

Monday, Sept. 26
9pm-10pm Terra Nova

Monday, Oct. 3
9pm-10pm House

Sunday, Oct. 30
7:30pm-8pm The Cleveland Show (Time Period Premiere)
8:30pm-9pm Allen Gregory

Thursday, Nov. 3
9pm-10pm Bones (Season Premiere)

Wednesday, Nov. 23
9pm-10pm I Hate My Teenage Daughter


… Have you been missing Project Runway? Your wait is almost over! The ninth season will premiere July 28 on Lifetime, and the network is promoting it with a print campaign that features host and judge Heidi Klum in nothing but a pink satin tie. Celebrity judges this season will include Kim Kardashian, Malin Ackerman, Christina Ricci and Zoe Saldana. [THR]

Natalie Dormer, who played Anne Boleyn on Showtime’s The Tudors, has won a role on the second season of HBO’s awesome Game of Thrones. She’ll play Margaery Tyrell, pledged to marry the deceased King Robert’s brother. [EW]

Cory Monteith may play the straight-laced Finn on Glee, but he told Parade magazine that he’s “lucky to be alive” after abusing drugs in his late teens. What started with underage drinking and pot-smoking quickly spiraled into harder drugs. “[I would try] anything and everything...as much as possible. I had a serious problem.” He even stole to support his habit. Ten years later, a clean and sober Monteith became famous playing someone ten years younger. To think—he was one methface away from missing it all. [Parade via EW]

… Viacom, the corporate overlord of MTV and Nickelodeon, among other cable networks, is suing Cablevision to halt “unauthorized distribution” of its programming on the iPad via an app that streams Viacom's channels to the portable devices. Cablevision counters that the app turns the device into a television, and is thus covered by licensing agreements. What about Kabletown channels, though? I want my Twink TV! [Business Week]

… The National Enquirer is reporting that O.J. Simpson has already agreed to offer Oprah Winfrey her OWN-saving confession, but reps for Oprah say the story is false. It’s coming, though. All horrible instances of must-see exploito-journalism come to those who wait. [Daily News]

… John “Jim” Krasinski and Aaron Sorkin are collaborating on a mini-series fror HBO based on the nonfiction book Life At the Marmont, which tells decades’ worth of tales from inside the walls of the legendary L.A. hotel and celeb hangout The Chateau Marmont. Sorkin will write and executive produce, and Krasinski, for whom this is a passion project, is expected to play a role. Hopefully more will happen on the show than did in Sofia Coppola’s Marmont-set movie, Somewhere. [Deadline]

… Showtime is developing a project called Vinyl, about the crazy days of the music industry back in the 1970s, when it was still an industry worth talking about. [Deadline]

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Can't wait for FRINGE!!!!!!!!!!!!
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"Won't everyone be distracted wondering what Cuddy is doing away from the hospital, and where the hell she left her daughter?"

Only the stupid who can't distinguish between an actor and the character he plays.
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Bones is a terrible show. Hopefully this is the beginning of the end. Compared to Fringe, Bones seems like it is written by monkeys.
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I am disappointed that Bones is premiering so late. But I am also really excited for the return of FRINGE and the premiere of Terra Nova. I am glad Jason O'Mara is on another show on network TV!
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@laserwolf412 Margaery was 16 when introduced in the books whereas Sansa was 13 or 14. All the kids in the tv series (for the most part) were aged a few years because of the content of the books. For example, Dany was 14ish but that would be WAY too weird to see on your tv considering what she went through.
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Bones airs nov. 3rd? that's really, really late...
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YES! MORE COPS! WOO HOO!!!!!!!!!!
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@Laserwolf412: Yeah, I agree with you. Margaery Tyrell is supposed to be a couple of years older that Sansa, so Natalie Dormer doesn't seem an appropriate choice, even if she is a good actress. BTW, I just can't wait to know who's going to play Brienne of Tarth!
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I imagine that there is some overlap between the House and Good Wife audiences. Won't everyone be distracted wondering what Cuddy is doing away from the hospital, and where the hell she left her daughter?
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Terra Nova looks okay, but ugh, Fox is ugly.
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good schedule, a bit late but good
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Why won't Oprah Winfrey just go away?
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Bones doesn't come back until November? Weird. Well maybe it also has to do with ED's real life pregnancy...? I'll give Terra Nova a shot.
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About time they announced a date for Terra Nova but why are they leaving Bones off air so long, Also smart by FOX to bring back FRINGE the same night SUPERNATURAL returns but I'm sure both shows will do fine just like last season.
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I'm just now starting to re-read the books to prepare for the new one in July, but if I remember right the character of Margaery Tyrell is supposed to be very young, rosy cheeked and innocent. A younger Natalie Dormer from around her time acting in Casanova would work, but post-Tudors Natalie Dormer just doesn't seem to embody this. Oh well, just a small issue I suppose.
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