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E’s Weekly TV Round Up

It’s that time again! What’s the skinny in television entertainment this week (November 13 – 19)? Oh and this week I’ve included a juicy  NCIS spoiler  and BTW (by the way) I sooo called this one!

For those of you who have been asking,  the last section of this post there is a list of the Fall finales and Winter return dates for some of your favorite shows (reality shows not included!)

THIS AND THAT:

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Zachary Levi & Yvonne Strahovski (Chuck)

– “Chuck vs. the Goodbye.” has been released as the Chuck series finale’s last episode.

– Joseph C. Philips (General Hospital) is out as NYC mayor on Castle and Derek Webster (Damages) is in. He’ll take over the roll of Robert Weldon.

– NBC is shaking up its schedule. Too many changes to list here so head over to TV Line for the full scoop and new mid-season schedule.

– Rules of Engagement is being benched to make way for Rob Schneider’s new sitcom, ¡Rob!

– Undercover Boss will return for its third season on Sunday, Jan. 15 at 8 pm

Harry’s Law has been picked up for a full season

– CBS has renewed Survivor for the 2012-13 season

South Park was renewed for three more seasons. I don’t know if I know anyone who actually watches this show.

• NBC has axed Prime Suspect. Production will wrap this month, fulfilling the series’ 13-episode order.

– NBC has given the go-ahead to a remake of The Munsters!

Dexter renewed for another 2 seasons.

CASTING NEWS:

– Meryl Streep’s daughter Grace Gummer will appear in multiple episodes of NBC’s midseason musical Smash

– Megan Mullally has landed a guest spot on NBC’s Up All Night

– Amy Acker as the fearsome Black Widow on Grimm

Elisabeth Shue
Elisabeth Shue

– Elisabeth Shue is headed to CSI as Marg Helgenberger replacement.

–  Sean Kingston will guest-star on the ABC’s  Body of Proof

Modern Family will welcome Greg Kinnear as Phil Dunphy’s new business partner Tad.

– Jane Curtin (3rd Rock From the Sun)  is joining Unforgettable as a series regular.

– The Secret Circle has cast two new men to the show for potential recurring roles – Michael Graziadei (Young and the Restless) and Sammi Rotibi (Lord of War).

– Laura Benanti (Playboy Club) will appear on Law & Order: SVU. 

– Erica Durance will guest on the 11th episode of Harry’s Law – no official air date as NBC just moved the show to Sunday night in its mid-season shake up.

– James Polk joins Happy Endings for a multi episode arc as Max’s old & new boyfriend

– Lance Barber will guest on an upcoming episode of the Big Bang Theory.

– Gossip Girl alum Aaron Tveit has landed the lead in a new USA Network pilot by White Collar creator Jeff Eastin.  The untitled hourlong project follows several agents across various federal and local government agencies, with Tveit playing a newly appointed member of the FBI.

Roger Bart
Roger Bart

– Roger Bart (Desperate Housewives) will guest on Revenge, playing a “rich, pretentious journalist” who is writing a tell-all book on the Hamptons elite.

– Ugly Betty scene-stealer Becki Newton will be seen on HIMYM as a potential love interest for Neil Patrick Harris.

• Criminal Minds has tapped Dean Cain (Lois & Clark) to guest-star in an episode slated to air in early 2012.

FALL FINALE & WINTER RETURN (reality shows not included!)

Thanks to TV Line for the date listings.

90210 | Fall Finale: Dec. 6 | Winter Return: Jan. 10

Bones | Fall Finale: Dec. 15 | Winter Return: Spring

Chuck | Two-Hour Series Finale: Jan. 27

Community | Fall Finale: Dec. 8 | Winter Return: TBA

Fringe | Fall Finale: Nov. 18 | Winter Return: Jan. 13

Gossip Girl | Fall Finale: Dec. 5 | Winter Return: Jan. 16

Grey’s Anatomy | Fall Finale: Aired Nov. 10 | Winter Return: Jan. 5

Harry’s Law | Fall Finale: Dec. 7 | Winter Return: March 4

Hart of Dixie
Hart of Dixie

Hart of Dixie | Fall Finale: Dec. 5 | Winter Return: Jan. 23

House | Fall Finale: Nov. 28 | Winter Return: Mid-January

I Hate My Teenage Daughter | Series Debut: Nov. 30 | Winter Finale: Dec. 21

Law & Order: SVU | Fall Finale: Dec. 7 | Winter Return: Jan. 11

Nikita | Fall Finale: Dec. 2 | Winter Return: Jan. 6

The Office | Fall Finale: Dec. 8 | Winter Return: Jan. 12

Once Upon a Time | Fall Finale: Dec. 11 | Winter Return: TBA

Parenthood | Fall Finale: Nov. 29 | Winter Return: Jan. 3 | Season Finale: Feb. 28

Parks and Recreation | Fall Finale: Dec. 8 | Winter Return: Jan. 12

Prime Suspect | Season/Series Finale: Dec. 15

Private Practice | Fall Finale: Nov. 17 | Winter Return: Jan. 5

Psych
Psych

Psych | Fall Finale: Dec. 14 | Winter Return: February

Ringer | Fall Finale: Nov. 29 | Winter Return: Jan. 10

The Secret Circle | Fall Finale: Aired Nov. 10 | Winter Return: Jan. 5

Supernatural | Fall Finale: Dec. 2 | Winter Return: Jan. 6

Terra Nova | Season Finale: Dec. 19

Up All Night | Fall Finale: Dec. 7 | Winter Return: Jan. 12

The Vampire Diaries | Fall Finale: Aired Nov. 10 | Winter Return: Jan. 5

The Walking Dead | Fall Finale: Nov. 27 | Winter Return: Feb. 12

Whitney | Fall Finale: Dec. 8 | Winter Return: Jan. 11


SPOILER:

NCIS:   I soooo called this one!!!! Sarah Jane Morris — whose EJ Barrett was felled by a gunshot in the Season 9 premiere, only to have her body then go missing — is due back for at least one episode, to understandably shake things up.

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3 thoughts on “E’s Weekly TV Round Up

  1. E – this is a fabulous write-up!!!! thanks!
    However, what’s on TV tonight besides fooooootball??~~~ lol
    Now I have to go hunting…

  2. So don’t like Sarah Jane Morris. Would love to see Ray back . Hopefully they find Ej dead.

    1. I don’t know if I like SJM but I do NOT like EJ. I don’t think they will find her dead but I’m thinking is she somehow involved in the conspiracy. I didn’t like her character to start with and after the season premiere I’m positive I don’t like her.

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