News Briefs: Fox Announces Its Spring Finale Dates

SCHEDULING YOUR SCHEDULE NEWS

... Fox has announced its finale dates for the season. And they go a little something like this:

April 17Raising Hope
May 8New Girl
May 11The Finder, Fringe
May 13American Dad!
May 14Bones
May 20The Cleveland Show, The Simpsons, Bob's Burgers, Family Guy (one-hour finale)
May 21House (series finale)
May 22-23American Idol

[Fox via press release]


... ABC Family has announced its summer premiere dates, including those of three new series. Plan your mental vacation (who can afford a real vacation right now?) accordingly:

May 30Melissa & Joey
June 5Pretty Little Liars, Jane By Design
June 11Bunheads
June 20Baby Daddy
July 11Beverly Hills Nannies

[ABC Family via press release]


... Starz is giving viewers a sneak peek at Magic City, its new drama about a 1950s luxury hotel in Miami starring John Winchester. The network will air the premiere episode after the season finale of Spartacus on March 30, a week before its official premiere on April 6. [Starz via press release]


A STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION FOR MTV NEWS

... MTV has agreed to no longer continue with the original edition of Teen Mom, the reality series that made it cool to pop out a kid. Season 4 will be the last we see of Maci, Catelynn, Amber, and Farrah and their spawn, who are probably already working on getting pregnant to stay in the limelight. Hope it was worth it ladies! In the meantime, I'm sure MTV is casting Teen Mom 43, so go out and have some sex, teens! [US Magazine]


ZOMBIES RULE NEWS

... The Walking Dead is popular. Like, really popular. In fact, last night's Season 2 finale helped the show become the number-one drama series in basic-cable history in key demos (ages 18-34, 18-49, and 25-54) and was watched by 9 million people. Imagine how it will do when Season 3 introduces heartthrob vampires and werewolves! [AMC via press release]


TRIAL OF THE CENTURY NEWS

... The juicy Desperate Housewives trial between creator Marc Cherry and fired actress Nicolette Sheridan that's been spoiling the show and eliciting gasps has come to a standstill, with the jury deadlocked on the wrongful termination suit filed by Sheridan. Both sides are looking for a retrial, but for now it looks things have landed in Cherry's favor. [Deadline Hollywood]


CASTING NEWS

... Lifetime has made progress on the casting of its all-black version of Steel Magnolias. Queen Latifah, Alfre Woodard, Phylicia Rashad, Jill Scott, Adepero Oduye, and Condola Rashad are on board for the made-for-TV movie about women at a beauty store who lean on each other for support. Me, I find support in a bologna-and-bacon sandwich. [Deadline Hollywood]

... Lost's Yunjin Kim (she played Sun!) is coming back to television via ABC. She'll co-star in Mistresses, a summer 2013 drama about four ladies and their oh-so-complicated love lives. Kim will play a psychiatrist dealing with the loss of a patient who she may have hopped on the couch with if you know what I'm sayin'. [TV Line]

... Brothers & Sisters' Matthew Rhys has joined FX's drama pilot The Americans opposite Keri Russell. The potential series is about a pair of Russian KGB agents (Russell and Rhys) who are married and living undercover in America during the Cold War. [Deadline Hollywood]


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Renew Fringe, Breaking In, & Bob's Burgers and all will be well.
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Only 10 episodes of Spartacus? Thats a shame.
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May 11- please be a SEASON finale for Fringe and not a Series finale!
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Will John Winchester be killing demons at this hotel in Magic City? I'd prob watch it then
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Thank god! MTV finally got some sense and cancelled Teen Mom. I sure do hope 16 and Pregnant is next. Bring back music videos dammit!
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It's odd to see the season finale of Bones when we really haven't had much of it this season. We've got a half season which has been split up, and the last four episodes are spread out over two months. I can understand the short season but it's annoying that they decided to pace out the last four episodes. Why not just run them together and end the season early?



And next week will be the two-episode finale of Alcatraz. It will probably be it's series finale.

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You forgot to mention Glee. It's season finale is on May 22.
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"In fact, last night's Season 2 finale helped the show become the number-one drama series in basic-cable history in key demos (ages 18-34, 18-49, and 25-54)"



Those numbers are weird. Im 28, how can I be in 3 different demographics?



"Imagine how it will do when Season 3 introduces heartthrob vampires and werewolves!"



Not funny, Tim. Don't even joke about things like that.







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No joke, I was on the road from 9:30 to 10:10 sunday night, and the whole time I drove I might have passed no more than 20 cars. And no one was in front of or behind me AT ALL. I assumed that EVERYONE was watching Walking Dead. I guess I was right.
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LONG LIVE THE RICKTATORSHIP! . . . Well, at least until The Governor comes into the picture.



For anybody who has never seen The Walking Dead, last night's season finale is reason enough to start watching this fantastic show. It has been accused of being slow (what AMC show hasn't?), but when TWD brings it, it brings it with a bloody vengeance!



*Sigh* My Sundays are going to feel a little less violent . . . Well, at least until the Game of Thrones season 2 premier ------> Dum Dum Da Da Dum Dum Da Da Dum!
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what AMC show hasn't? You ever heard of a little known underdog gem named BREAKING BAD
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why no news on the lying game?! please tell me it didn;t get cancelled, that would just break my heart!
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I thought you would release the Breaking Bad news! Yahoo! TV came out with an article today saying it was going to be back in July which isn't a surprise but happy news none the less.

The Walking Dead's numbers are insane. Who knew zombies were so popular?
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Those numbers for the The Walking Dead are incredible, highest in basic cable history. After a sluggish first half, the show really picked up, so it earns those really high hopes. I'm assuming your werewolf/vampire comment was a shot at True Blood and/or Vampire Diaries? The funny thing is, I think the numbers for TWD are higher than both those shows combined, so it definitely doesn't need any vampires or werewolves. Zombies for the win!!!
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You forgot to mention, Mistresses is a remake of a UK show, how novel for the US.
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Yeah, and it starred Anna Torv and Orla Brady.

Still keeping my fingers crossed for Fringe S5.

"In the end I have to believe in hope"!!

Can't waif for Friday.
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Anyone else appreciate the irony of Matthew Rhys being casted as a Russian spy pretending to be an American considering he is Welsh?
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