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HappyEndings2013The major American networks have confirmed their latest cancellations and among them are a couple of big-name shows that will not see the light of day again.

Here’s the list for NBC, Fox, CBS, ABC and The CW. Continue reading »

CTV announced today its hot mid-season schedules, including the much buzzed-about psychological thriller, The Following (Jan. 21) and new original drama series Motive (Feb. 3).

The two series are among seven brand-new programs coming to CTV and CTV Two in 2013, including Do No Harm (Jan. 31), Golden Boy (March 8), Cult (Feb. 19), Red Widow (March 3), and Family Tools (May 1).

The CTV schedule is also bolstered by the return of ratings stalwart American Idol, critical darling Smash, and a new season of Top 3 hit The Amazing Race. Continue reading »

When storm Sandy dug her claws into the East Coast of the US, the entertainment industry was hardly the biggest concern when both lives and livelihoods were at stake across several states.

But in the aftermath of the storm, the Hollywood Reporter has detailed the effect the violent weather had on the TV industry in New York.

When Sandy hit New York, there were 21 TV series currently in production in the city including Person of Interest, Gossip Girl, 30 Rock and new Kevin Bacon drama The Following. Continue reading »

Smash has added Krysta Rodriguez to its cast for season two.

The Broadway actress will join the musical series to play Ana, a “fun and spunky new roommate” of Karen (Katherine McPhee).

Her character will be an aspiring performer who is still trying to make her make in the industry. Continue reading »

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Friday, May 18 at 7 p.m. on Bravo!

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Friday, May 11 at 7 p.m. on Bravo!

Bombshell faces its first audience just as Rebecca Duvall (guest star and ACADEMY AWARD -nominee Uma Thurman, Kill Bill: Volume 1 and 2) is hit with a major crisis. Tom (Christian Borle) and Julia (Debra Messing) scramble to fix the show when the first preview falls short, and Frank (Brian D’Arcy James) must adjust to the unwelcome return of Michael Swift (Will Chase) to his life. Dev (Raza Jaffrey) seeks reconciliation with Karen (Katharine McPhee), but explosive information about Ivy (Megan Hilty) lurks just beneath the surface.

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Friday, May 4 at 7 p.m. on Bravo!

When the production heads to Boston, Eileen (Anjelica Huston) and Julia (Debra Messing) argue about the idea of rehiring Michael. Meanwhile, Karen (Katharine McPhee) must choose between her boyfriend and the show.

New musical drama series Smash has been renewed by the NBC network.

The Katherine McPhee drama, which airs here in Canada on CTV, will return for a second season, it has been announced.

The series follows a group of actors who are producing a Broadway musical based on the life of Marilyn Monroe.

Debra Messing also features in the drama alongside Jack Davenport.

Source: Digital Spy

10:00pm – Monday, March 12 on CTV

Ivy (Megan Hilty) faces major problems as her voice begins to fail her. Meanwhile, Julia (Debra Messing) makes an effort to avoid Michael (Will Chase, RESCUE ME), Eileen (Anjelica Huston) discovers her inner hipster at a dive bar with her new friend Ellis (Jamie Cepero), while Karen (Katherine McPhee) struggles with work as she books a side job at a bar mitzvah on Long Island.

10:00pm – Monday, March 5 on CTV

Karen (Katherine McPhee) finds a new use for her acting talents as she joins Dev (Raza Jaffery) at a high-society government party. The drama between Michael (Will Chase, RESCUE ME) and Julia (Debra Messing) heats up, and Eileen (Anjelica Huston) and Tom’s (Christian Borle) go-getting assistants forge an alliance.