Former “General Hospital” star James Franco (ex-Franco) is about to get a serious roasting on Comedy Central’s upcoming special, ”Comedy Central Roast of James Franco,” but that’s not all that is in the actor’s future: A Fox rep confirms he’ll also be guest-starring on a two-episode arc of “The Mindy Project.”
TBS and Twentieth Century Fox Television have announced that animated comedic series “American Dad!” will be moving to the cable network after 10 seasons on FOX. “Dad,” created by Seth MacFarlane, Mike Barker and Matt Weitzman, joins the TBS primetime lineup in late 2014 with its 11th season consisting of 15 episodes. Encore episodes of each episode with air on Adult Swim after their initial airings on TBS. The 10th (and final) season on FOX premieres Sunday, September 29.
“‘American Dad!’ is a great fit for TBS, a favorite of comedy fans who like smart, irreverent humor with ample doses of biting wit and skewering satire,” said Michael Wright, president, head of programming for TBS, TNT and Turner Classic Movies (TCM). “We look forward to welcoming Seth MacFarlane and the rest of his team as they bring this iconic show to TBS.”
Sad news if you’ve become addicted to ABC Family’s “The Lying Game”: The serial drama, which stars “As the World Turns’” Alexandra Chando (ex-Maddie Coleman) and “General Hospital’s” Tyler Christopher (Nikolas Cassadine), has been cancelled.
As previously reported, Jack Wagner (“The Bold and the Beautiful,” “General Hospital,” “Melrose Place“), Wally Kurth (“Days of our Lives,” “GH”) and Eddie Cibrian (“The Young and the Restless,” “Sunset Beach“) will all be appearing on upcoming episodes of TV Land’s “Hot in Cleveland.”
Fans of ABC’s “Revenge” might recall that the primetime soap ended on several cliffhangers, one of which was Victoria Grayson (Madeline Stowe) coming face to face with her forgotten son, Patrick. While we didn’t get to see his face, there’s a perfectly good reason why. The soap only just cast the actor to take on the role! On Friday, July 12, it was announced that Justin Hartley (“Passions,” “Arrow”, “Emily Owens M.D.,” “Smallville”) would portray the character that could be the saving grace Victoria needs in light of some family controversies and murders, or he could be the devil ready to get his own revenge on mommy dearest.
Tonight OnTV is the season premiere of acclaimed HBO drama series “The Newsroom.” Set a year later, and in the days leading up to election night 2012, the “News Night” staff is being prepared to give depositions in a lawsuit — the circumstances of which unfold throughout the season. A mysterious tip has led to the airing of a story with consequences no one could have anticipated.
If you tuned your TV to ABC Family on Wednesday, July 3 expecting to see Trevor Donovan in his third and final appearance on “Melissa & Joey” as Austin, a childhood friend of Mel’s (Melissa Joan Hart), who moves back to Toledo and quickly convinces her to take their old friendship to the next level, you were probably one unhappy camper. Turns out the network pushed the episode back a week and his final appearance on the comedy series will instead air on Wednesday, July 10, a network spokesperson informs Soap Opera Network.
Tonight OnTV, former soap stars Jason Brooks (“Days of our Lives”) and Aiden Turner (“All My Children”) star in the Lifetime Movie Network (LMN) original movie, “The Perfect Boyfriend.”
Jack Wagner (“The Bold and the Beautiful,” “General Hospital,” “Melrose Place“), who was tentatively scheduled to appear in the Wednesday, July 3 episode of TV Land’s “Hot In Cleveland,” will instead appear in the Wednesday, July 31 episode, a TV Land representative has confirmed to Soap Opera Network. The actor will reprise his role as Dr. Aaron Everett, who was last seen in Season 2, Episode 4 entitled “Sisterhood of the Travelling SPANX.” Specific storyline details for Wagner’s upcoming appearance were unavailable at press time.
The turbulent life and times of Anna Nicole Smith are set to play out onscreen yet again in an upcoming Lifetime telefilm called “Anna Nicole,” but this time, “The Bold and the Beautiful’s” Agnes Bruckner (ex-Bridget Forrester) will be in the (super high-heeled) shoes of the controversial public figure.
The 27-year-old actress, who’s also know for her roles on “Private Practice” and “24,” admits that taking on the role of the vivacious vixen was probably one of the more challenging things she’s ever done. “I was terrified; I had anxiety attacks before we started,” she recalls. “I had about two weeks to do research… and it was such a challenging role for me. I’ve never really played a character like this before, so I really just had to step back and tell myself, ‘It’s going to be okay.’”