‘Psych’ to Conclude After Current Season

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USA cancels “Psych.”

The network’s longest-running series “Psych’s” current eight season will be its last, the network revealed Thursday.  The series finale will air March 26. The finale will be followed “Psych After Show,” a one-hour live remembrance/retrospective featuring a Q&A with the entire cast, as well as series creator, Steve Franks.

“Psych has made an indelible imprint on the television landscape, with a unique brand of comedy,” said Chris McCumber, President of USA Network, in a statement. “The final season celebrates the iconic characters that have made this show so beloved, and will be an exclamation point on the series’ incredible run. And while the series will wrap in March somehow I don’t believe we’ve heard the last of Shawn and Gus.”

The series final episode will air March 26.

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USA Announces ‘Suits,’ ‘White Collar’ Return Dates and ‘Psych’ Season 8 Premiere Date

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USA Network announced Monday that “Suits” will return back to Thursdays when it completes it third season on March 6 at 9/8c.

The legal drama will be followed by Denis Leary’s new half-hour EMT-themed comedy “Sirens” at 10 pm.

“Sirens,” “follows the ridiculous antics of three Chicago EMTs. A group of unruly men when it comes to their personal lives, these guys are the best in the business professionally and can handle any life-threatening situation that winds up in their ambulance. Good looking and sports-loving Johnny (Michael Mosley) leads the crew, featuring his outspoken and refreshingly honest longtime best friend Hank (Kevin Daniels) and impressionable and eager new recruit Brian (Kevin Bigley). Offering a needed female perspective is Theresa (Jessica McNamee), a smart, independent cop with the Chicago PD who finds herself in love purgatory with her ex, Johnny. Together this foursome delve into hot issues such as bromances, friends with benefits and the danger of internet browser history.”

Meanwhile, “Psych” will debut its 10-episode eighth season on Wednesday, Jan. 8 at 9/8c, while, “White Collar” will air its four remaining season 5 episodes on Thursday, Jan. 9 at 9/8c.

‘Teen Wolf’ Second Half Season 3 Premiere Announced, TV Land Orders More ‘Exes’ And More!

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“Teen Wolf’s” season 3 will return on Jan. 6, 2014. Watch the trailer here.

“Psych: The Musical” will air a two-hour episode on Dec. 15.

The “Simpsons” will be spending with the Griffins. The episode titled “The Simpsons Guy,” Homer & Co. will be featured in an episode of “Family Guy.” 

Need to catch up on “Scandal?” Well, you are in luck. BET will air two 14-hour “Scandal” marathons on Saturday, Aug. 10 and Saturday, Aug. 17, starting at 8 am. Then on Wed, Aug. 21 at 9 pm, BET will the series run-to-date with the final two episodes of Season 2.

TV Land has ordered an additional 10 episodes of its comedy series “The Exes.”

‘Happy Endings’ Cancelled, ‘Strike Back’ Season 3 Trailer Released And More!

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Netflix renews “Orange is The New Black” ahead of the series debut. [Variety]

“House of Cards” Kate Mara and “Breaking Bad’s” Aaron Paul will present the 2013 Emmy Award nominations on July 18.

No happy ending for “Happy Endings.” The ABC comedy series has officially been cancelled. [TVLine]

“Psych” final season commissions two more episodes. [TVLine]

“Awkward’s” showrunner and creator, Lauren Iungerich, is leaving the show at the end of Season 3. [TVLine]

OWN has ordered 16 additional episodes of “The Haves and Have Nots,” making season one order of 32 episodes. The second half of the season will air in early 2014.

Check out “Strike Back’s” explosive season three trailer below.

USA Renews ‘Psych’ For Season 8

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Great news “Psych” fans! “Psych” has been renewed for an eighth season.

Ted Linhart, Senior Vice President of Research at  USA network, shared the news  via Twitter Wednesday.

“BREAKING – Psych has been renewed for an 8th season — S7 starts Feb 2013 – details to come later.”

“Psych is one of those rarities – a show that continues to grow its fan base season after season, with exceptional storytelling, a consistently inspired cast and talented guest stars,” USA co-presidents Chris McCumber and Jeff Wachtel said in a statement.

“Psych” season 7 premieres Feb. 27, 2013.

TV Weekly News: ‘Copper’ Renewed, ‘666 Park Ave’ ‘Last Resort’ & ‘Mindy Project’ Receive Additional Episodes Orders And More!

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BBC first original series “Copper” has been renewed for a second season.

“Copper,” from executive producers Barry Levinson and Tom Fontana, has been picked up for a sophomore season of 13 episodes, that is three more episodes than the first season.

“BBC America’s first original scripted series, “Copper,” has proven to be a perfect fit for the channel,” said BBC Worldwide America GM Perry Simon. “Our viewers have made it our highest-rated series premiere ever and highest-rated drama series ever.”

The first season finale airs this Sunday on BBC America.

More TV news…

  • NFL announced Tuesday that Beyonce will perform during the The Super Bowl’s halftime, which is set for Feb. 3, 2013 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans.
  • The Hollywood Reported reports, ABC has ordered two additional episodes of freshman drama “Last Resort” and “666 Park Avenue.” Plus, the networks has also increased the scripts orders of “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Modern Family” and “The Middle” making their on going season of 24 episodes. Whereas, “Castle” got an order of one more episode, which results in a total of 23 episodes. [THR]
  • Fox freshman comedy “The Mindy Project” have received an additional two episodes order plus ‘ the full season pick up, bringing the series to a season of 24 episodes.
  • Cinemax’s “Banshee” is set to debut January 11, 2013 at 10 p.m. [EW]
  • ‘Teen Mom 2′ returns on Nov. 12 for its season 3 on MTV at 10/9c.

  • TNT has ordered a season of six-episode of a new untitled series from executive producers Frank Darabont (“The Walking Dead”), Michael De Luca (“The Social Network,” “Moneyball”) and Elliot Webb (“Tall Time Tales”). The series which is based on L.A. Noir: The Struggle for the Soul of America’s Most Seductive City by John Buntin, stars “Walking Dead‘s” Jon Bernthal as an ex-Marine now working as an LAPD cop in an era rampant with police corruption.
  • “America’s Next Top Model” has been renewed for a 20th cycle, which will include male aspiring models.
  • “Shahs of Sunset’s” second season will debut Sunday, Dec. 2 at 10/9c on Bravo.
  • “Being Human’s” third season of 13-episode will premiere on Monday, January 14 at 9/8c, it was announced today.
  • “Psych” seventh season will premiere on Feb. 27 on USA.
  • TNT has canceled the reality competition series “The Great Escape.” [TV Guide]
  • “Bachelorette” Ashley and J.P.’s Wedding will air this December, ABC announced earlier this week.
  • Syfy has released a teaser of “Defiance,” which premieres April 2013. Take a look below.

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]

TV Weekly News: ‘Treme’ Renewed? The Obamas on ‘The View’ And More!

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Last week’s TV news you might have missed…

It was announced last night that, “Treme” which premieres tonight at 9 p.m. on HBO has be renewed for a fourth and final season according to series creators David Simon. The show creator reports the last season will be shorter, but the premiere date or the number of episodes ordered have not be revealed. [Nola]

The Obamas: President Barack Obama and the First Lady, Michelle, will make their first joint appearance on “The View” next Tuesday. Will you tune in? [Huff Post]

Regis Philbin is back on daytime TV with a monthly gig on Rachael Ray, titular show. “I’m just a guy showing up on her show once a month,” the former Live! host tells USA Today. “It’s fun to be back on TV when you don’t have to do it every day.”

Maksim Chmerkovskiy announced Wednesday, he will be leaving “Dancing With the Stars” after 15 seasons. Will you miss him? [Hollywood Life]

JoBeth Williams, who plays Addison’s mom on “Private Practice” has been cast to play the mother of Alyssa Milano and Jes Macallan’s characters in “Mistresses.” [TVLine]

Matthew Broderick has bee tapped to guest-star on the ABC comedy’s “Modern Family” as Phil’s neurotic new friend.

Anthony Michael Hall has booked a guest role in “Psych.” Hall will play Harris Trout, a well-dressed eccentric police consultant who is recruited by the mayor him to help make the SBPD run more efficiently. [TVLine]

The original “Teen Mom” cast will return to MTV for two specials. According to MTV, the specials will air:

“Teen Mom Farewell Special”
Tuesday, October 2, 2012 at 10 p.m. ET on MTV
Maci, Catelynn, Farrah, and Amber say goodbye with an emotional, final look back on their journeys. From their respective pregnancies to the moments Bentley, Carly, Sophia and Leah and Carly to their struggles thereafter, the “Farewell Special” will include “never-before-seen footage including their original casting tapes, behind-the-scenes secrets and dramatic updates direct from the moms on where they are now.”

 
“Teen Mom: Ask the Moms Special” 
Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at 10:30 p.m. ET on MTV
During this half-hour special, Maci, Farrah, Amber and Catelynn will answer fan questions and discuss the series, their love lives, the realities of filming and more.

“Flashpoint”‘s last season premieres Tuesday, Oct. 16, at 11/10c on ION Television. [TVLine]

Alex Karpovsky, who plays Ray on “Girls,” will guest star on “Law & Order: SVU”‘s 300th episode, which airs Oct. 24. [TVLine]

Amanda Tapping has been cast to recur as Naomi, who is described as a “cool and mysterious, part of a new group of angels we’ve never seen before” in “Supernatural”s forthcoming season. Additionally, Mike Farrell, “M*A*S*H” alum has been tapped to guest star as Fred Jones in 8th episode of the season. [TVLine]

Anastasia Griffith who recurred on “Once Upon A Time” has booked a guest star role on Cinemax’s “Banshee.” Griffith will play a prison psychiatrist who treats Lucas, he main character of the new series. [TVLine]

“Tosh.O’ has been renewed for a fifth season of 30 episodes by Comedy Central. [EW]

FX has renewed its late-night series “Totally Biased With W. Kamau Bell” for a second season which debuts October 11 at 11:30 pm.

“Love & Hip Hop”‘s spinoff Chrissy & Mr. Jones premieres tomorrow on VH1 at 9:30/8:30c. Watch the promo below.

That’s all for this week folks! 

‘Hawaii Five-0′ Casts T.I. And More Casting News

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Big names are coming to “Hawaii Five-0.”

Rapper T.I. joins previously announced Terrence Howard and Kendall Jenner as a guest star in the forthcoming season of “Hawaii Five-0.”

TVLine reports, the rapper is set to play a crime offender who appears via flashback in an Oct. episode.

Additionally, Arielle Kebbel (90210) and Robbie Amell (Revenge) have been booked to guest star in the CBS drama. According to TVLine, Kebbel and Amell are set to portray a couple who pays a fortune-teller a visit and faces “devastating consequences.”

“Hawaii Five-0″ returns Mon., Sept 24 on CBS.

In other casting news…

Tessa Ferrer has been cast to recur in “Grey’s Anatomy.” Little is known about the actress’ character, but we are guessing Ferrer will intern at the another hospital. [TVLine]

Malin Akerman has been booked to appear in “Suburgatory” as Tessa’s mother. The Rock of Ages star is set to appear in the Thanksgiving and Christmas episodes of the upcoming season. [EW]

Garcelle Beauvais will portray Miranda, an owner of a radio station who has a crush on Dule in “Psych.” [TVLine]

Paloma Guzmán has been tapped to guest star on “Person of Interest.” The “Pretty Little Liars” vet will play a spoiled, smart daughter of a Brazilian diplomat.  [TVLine]

Michael Vartan is set to guest star on “Go On.” Vartan will play a hockey player who plays with Matthew Perry’s character. [TVLine]

Mircea Monroe will reprise her role as Tancy, Wade’s ex-wife for multi-episode arc in “Hart of Dixie.” [TVLine]

Weekly TV News: ‘Spartacus’ Creator Creating a New Series, ‘Arrested Development’ is Alive and More

TV news you might have missed…

‘Spartacus’ creator Steven S. DeKnight is developing a science-fiction drama called “Incursion” for Starz. “Babylon 5″ creator J. Michael Straczynski is also developing a show called “Vlad Dracula” for Starz. [Huffpost]

Related: ‘Spartacus': War of the Damned Teaser.

A “Breaking Bad” spin-off? Creator Vince Gilligan says he would love to see a Saul Goodman spin-off, would you? [EW]

“Arrested Development” season 4 is in the works. Executive producer Ron Howard tweeted “Arrested Development for Netflix. IT’S ALIVE.” The series was saved by Netflix for a fourth season of 10 episodes. The episodes are set to release sometime in 2013 on Netflix.

According to Huffpost, Lifetime has picked a reality series called “Prom Queens.” The show will “document the great social, financial and emotional lengths some girls go each spring by following the teens as they extensively strategize and campaign among fellow students to win votes and achieve their dream.” The reality series premieres Tues., Aug. 14 at 10/9c p.m. on Lifetime.

TVLine reports “Psych” will air a two-hour musical with original music. The “Psych” musical episode is expected to air towards the end of Season 7 at a different time than the show’s usual time slot.

In other TV news, Summer premieres continues this week, find out which series premieres this week by checking out the list below.

  • “Leverage” (Season 5 premiere Sun., July 15, 8 p.m. ET on TNT)
  • “Political Animals” (Series premiere Sun., July 15, 10 p.m. ET on USA) This freshman series takes a look at politics and corruption This drama series stars Sigourney Weaver, Carla Gugino, Ellen Burstyn, Adrian Pasdar and James Wolk. Take a look at the trailer below.
  • Breaking Bad” (Season 5 premiere Sun., July 15, 10 p.m. ET on AMC) The final season of “Breaking Bad” will be split in two, with the first half airing starting tonight, and the second half in 2013. The season picks up right where season 4 left off. Check out the trailer below.
  • “Small Town Security” (Series premiere Sun., July 15, 11 p.m. ET on AMC) This new reality series follows a family-owned private security company in rural Georgia.
  • “Sullivan & Son” (Series premiere Thurs., July 19, 10 p.m. ET on TBS) From executive producer Vince Vaughn, comes this new sitcom about Steve (Steve Byrne), a guy who takes over his family’s bar.
  • “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee” ( Series Premiere Thursday, July 19, 9 p.m. ET) A web series from Jerry Seinfeld about comedians getting coffee.