TV Weekly News: Sean Lowe’s ‘The Bachelor,’ ‘Project Runaway All Stars’ Cast Revealed And More!

The Bachelor, Sean Lowe

It has been official: Sean Lowe is the new bachelor.

ABC announced earlier last week, that Sean who competed for Emily Maynard’s heart on “The Bacherotte” has been cast as “The Bachelor.”

The 28-year-old Dallas “businessman and entrepreneur” who made it to the final three in the last season of “The Bachelorette” has decided it is the right time for him to make the “ultimate commitment to the right woman and to start his own family.”

“The Bachelor” returns to ABC for its 17th season in January 2013.

More TV News…

  • Lifetime has announced the cast of “Project Runway All Stars Season 2.” The 13 former contestants competing are : Wendy Pepper (Season 1); Andrae Gonzalo (Season 2); Uli Herzner and Kayne Gillaspie (Season 3); Suede Baum (Season 5); Althea Harper (Season 6); Emilio Sosa (Season 7); Ivy Higa, Cassanova and Peach Carr (Season 8); and Laura Kathleen, Joshua McKinley and Anthony Ryan Auld (Season 9). Carolyn Murphy will replace Angela Lindvall as host. The “All Stars Season” premieres Oct. 25 at 9 pm.
  • “Friday Night Lights” and “Parenthood” executive producer Jason Katims is developing an “About A Boy” TV show for NBC. The half-hour comedy is based on Nick Hornby’s novel and the 2002 movie is about a young man’s (played by Hugh Grant) relationship with a boy. [Deadline]
  • CMT has ordered a 10-episode season of “DOG.”  The reality series follows Dog, Duane Chapman and Beth Chapman’s “journey into the American heartland” as they work to aid other bail bondsmen and bounty hunters in their day-to-day struggles to catch fugitives. [Huff Post TV]
  • Funny woman Tina Fey is staying with NBC/Universal TV. Fey has signed a four-year deal with Universal TV to create new shows and possibly star in new projects. [Variety]
  • The CW new series “Emily Owens M.D.” is debuting two weeks before its scheduled Oct. 16 premiere. Beginning tomorrow, Monday, Oct. 1, the series’ pilot will be available on the net via The CW’s official website, Facebook, Twitter, iTunes, YouTube and the network’s various apps.
  • “Oh Sit!” and “Breaking Pointe” have been renewed by The CW.
  • “Small Town Security” has been renewed by AMC, for a second season to premiere in 2013.
  • TNT renews “Franklin & Bash” for a third season.
  • You don’t have to wait until Oct. 17 to take a peek at “Asylum.” Watch the video below to find out what’s going on behind-the-scenes in the “Asylum.” “American Horror Story: Asylum” premieres Oct. 17 at 9/8c on FX.
  • Fall premieres continue this week Sept. 30 – Oct. 5

Sun., Sept 30. 7-8 p.m.

  1. “Once Upon A Time” (ABC)
  2. “The Amazing Race” (CBS)
  3. “The Simpsons” (Fox)

7:30-8 p.m.

  1. “Bob’s Burgers” (Fox)

8-9 p.m.

  1. “Revenge” (ABC)
  2. “The Good Wife” (CBS)
  3. Family Guy (Fox)
  4. “Dexter” (Showtime)

8:30-9 p.m.

  1. American Dad (Fox)

9-10 p.m.

  1. “666 Park Avenue” (ABC)
  2. “The Mentalist” (CBS)
  3. Homeland” (Showtime)

Tues., Oct. 2, 7-8 p.m.

  1. “Hart Of Dixie” (CW)
  2. “Raising Hope” (Fox)

Wed., Oct. 3, 8-9 p.m.

  1. “Supernatural” (CW)

Thurs., Oct. 4, 7-7:30 p.m.

  1. “30 Rock” (NBC)

Whew! A ton of shows premiere tonight, which series are you watching tonight and this week? Drop a comment below.

That’s all for this week folks!

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‘OUAT’: Season 2 Fairytale Photos

Just days away from the second season premiere of “Once Upon A Time,” photos of Storybrooke’s resident were released today by ABC.

‘Once Upon A Time’ Season 2 Premiere: ‘Broken’ Photoss

In the photos, Emma, Henry and co. are beautifully adorned in their fairytale costumes in Storybrooke. Check out the gallery below.

“OUAT” premieres tomorrow Sun., Sept. 30 on ABC.

‘Revenge’ First Look: ‘Resurrection’ Photos

“Revenge’s” season 2 premiere is just a day away!

From the looks of ‘Resurrection’ photos, Charlotte (played by Christa B. Allen) is very much alive and engaging in a conversation with her half-sister. The white-haired man, (played by James Morrison) can be seem lurking around. According to TV Guide, we will learn the name of the white-haired man this season.

‘Revenge’ Season 2 Scoop: New Relationships, New Characters, and More Secrets

There is the official description of ‘Resurrection’ – the second episode of the forthcoming season

“Resurrection” – Things get complicated as Emily continues to delicately weave her way back into the Graysons’ lives while remaining tied to Amanda and her unborn child.

“Revenge” premieres Sun., Sept. 30 on ABC.

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George Takei And Nicole Richie Join ‘The New Normal’ And More Casting News

George Takei and Nicole Richie are heading to “The New Normal.”

Showrunner Ryan Murphy tweeted the news yesterday saying: “Proud to announce Nicole Richie and the legendary George Takei are joining “The New Normal family.””

According to EW, Takei and Richie will be portraying themselves on the comedy series.

“The New Normal” airs Tuesdays, at 8:30c on NBC.

In other casting news…

“Star Trek” alum Armin Shimerman will guest star as Benjamin Donnely, a “tech geek who manufactures authentic props for people’s costumes at sci-fi conventions” on ABC’s “Castle.” [TV Guide]

Rocky Horror Picture Show actor Barry Bostwick has tapped a guest role on “Pscyh’s” two-hour musical episode. Bostwick is set to play Armitage, a businessman and owner of a lavish theater in Santa Barbara. [EW]

“True Blood” alum Lindsay Pulsipher has joined “Law & Order: SVU” has Det. Amanda Rollins’s sister. Pulsipher is set to recur as Kim Rollins, who bring all sort of trouble for her sister. [TV Guide]

“Breaking Bad” alum Mark Margolis who played Hector “Tio” Salamanca on the series has been cast to recur in the “Asylum.” Details about his role are scarce, but Margolis will play Sam Goodwin in “American Horror Story: Asylum.” [EW]

Michael Trucco “Battlestar Galactica” alum has been cast in a recurring role in “Revenge.” Trucco will play Nate, a street-smart, charismatic and slightly menacing brother of Kenny “Teen Wolf’s” JR Bourne, a new Hamptons resident. As previously reported, Trucco is set to appear in “How I Met Your Mother” as Robin’s crush. [TVLine]

‘The Good Wife’ Premiere Sneak Peek: Kalinda Receives A Visitor

The Good Wife, Kalinda

With the premiere of the fourth season of “The Good Wife” days away, CBS decided to tease us with a bad-ass three-minute preview of the premiere episode.

In the video, Kalinda does not look happy to see her visitor. Why does she proceed to welcome him with her gun and sledgehammer? The clip leaves us wanting more “Good Wife,” watch the video below.

“The Good Wife” season 4 debuts Sun., Sept. 30 on CBS.

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‘Major Crimes’ Renewed For Season 2

Major Crimes “The Closer’s” spinoff “Major Crimes” has been renewed for a sophomore season, TNT announced today. The series was picked up for a season of 15 episodes which is slated to air in summer 2013.

“With Major Crimes, James Duff and his amazing production team have crafted an incredibly entertaining show that not only honors the spirit of The Closer, but also stands alone with its own voice and spirit,” said Michael Wright, president, head of programming for TNT, TBS and Turner Classic Movies (TCM). “Week after week, Major Crimes has drawn millions of fans with its combination of sharp writing and engaging characters brought to life by what can only be described as one of the best acting ensembles on television. We look forward to another season of this remarkable new drama.”

“Major Crimes” airs Mondays, at 9/8c on TNT.

‘Lost’ Alum Joins ‘Mentalist’ And More Casting News

Henry Ian Cusick, Scandal, The Mentalist

“Scandal” alum Henry Ian Cusick has joined “The Mentalist.”

According to Deadline, the “Lost” alum will join the crime drama as Tommy Volker, a rich playboy who might be tied to a reporter’s murder. Cusick has been cast to recur for a three-episode arc in the series’ upcoming fifth season.

Until recently, Cusick was a series regular on ABC’s “Scandal.”

“The Mentalist” returns Sun., at 9 p.m. on CBS.

In other casting news…

“So You Think You Can Dance” season 9 winners: Eliana Girard and Chehon Wespi-Tschopp has been nabbed to play Katarina Wirz and Rocko respectively in an upcoming dancing episode on “Bones.”Joining them are judges Mary Murphy and Tyce Diorio, who will be playing themselves, and former contestant and occasional choreographer Dmitry Chaplin, who will play a dancing pro in the episode. [TVLine]

“Parenthood” star Lauren Graham will guest star as a college friend, former co-worker and ex-lover of Ryan (Matthew Perry) on “Go On.” [EW]

“Malcolm In The Middle’s” mom Jane Kaczmarek will stop by “The Middle.” The Emmy nominee actress will play Patricia Heaton’s Frankie career-college teacher. [THR]

Chelan Simmons (Wonderfalls) has been cast in NBC’s “Hannibal.” Bryan Fuller shared the casting scoop via Twitter; Simmons is said to play her “Wonderfalls’” character on the midseason series.

“Rizzoli & Isles’s” Bruce McGill has tapped a potential recurring role on “The Good Wife.” The veteran actor will portray a legend lawyer, who has argued in front of the Supreme Court more times than anyone else, and also served as a consultant to four U.S. Presidents. [TVLine]

Olivia Munn is joining the adorkable comedy “New Girl” for an arc this season. Munn is set to Angie, Nick’s (Jake Johnson) sexy love interest. [Deadline]

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TLC Orders Additional Episodes Of ‘Honey Boo Boo’

Here comes more “Honey Boo Boo!” TLC announced Wednesday, the network has order additional episodes of “Honey Boo Boo.”

“‘Here Comes Honey Boo Boo’ has become a pop culture phenomenon,” Amy Winter, general manager of TLC, said in a statement. “What you see is what you get and we are excited to share even more of Alana and her family’s unbridled hilarity, sincerity and love with our viewers.”

“Toddlers and Tiaras” spinoff series, “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” follows Alana, a seven-year-old pageant contestant and her redneck family.

The additional episodes will include three holiday specials: Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas, although the premiere date hasn’t been announced.

“Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” wraps up the first half of the season tonight at 10/9c on TLC.

‘OUAT’ Taps ‘Pretty Little Liars’ Alum And More Casting News

OUAT, once upon a time

“X Files” and “Pretty Little Liars” alumna Annabeth Gish has booked a guest role on “Once.”

EW reports, Gish will play Anita, a beautiful and mysterious leader of a pack of humans, who like Red, turns out to be Wolves. The “X Files” alum will appear in the seventh episode of the upcoming second season.

‘Once Upon A Time’ Season 2 Premiere: ‘Broken’ Photos

“OUAT” premieres this Sunday, at 8/7c on ABC.

In other casting news…

“West Wing” alumna Stockard Channing has been cast to play Alicia’s unpredictable mother on “The Good Wife.” Channing will appear in at least one episode of the forthcoming season. [EW]

Gold medal-winning gymnast McKayla Maroney has been booked to play a high school student named, Tonya on “Hart Of Dixie.” [TVLine]

Claire Coffee, who plays Adalind on “Grimm”  has been promoted to a series regular. [TVLine]

Teri Polo (Meet the Parents) and Sherri Saum (One Life to Live) have been tapped to star in Jennifer Lopez’s “The Fosters.” The drama which follows a multi-ethnic family of foster and biological kids being raised by two moms.

Bernadette Peters will return to “Smash.” The Broadway veteran will return as Ivy’s (Megan Hilty) overbearing mother midway through the second season. [Vulture]

FX Developing A ‘Fargo’ Series

The movie Fargo maybe coming to TV. Ya! Deadline reports, Joel and Ethan Coen are developing and executive producing a series based on the ionic 1996 movie for FX.

Fargo followed a pregnant Minnesota police chief played by Frances McDormand, who follows the trail of two criminals (Steve Buscemi and Peter Stormare) hired by a car salesman (William H. Macy) to kidnap his wife in order to erase his gambling debts. The crime dramedy won two Oscars -screenplay and best actress for McDormand’s performance.

“My Generation” creator Noah Hawley is teaming up with the Coens to write/executive produced the series.

Are you looking forward to this series?