TV Entertainment News For Tuesday, 9-25-12

by on September 25, 2012

in Entertainment

tv newsToday’s TV news touches on FringePrivate Practice, Fargo, Netflix, Homeland, Raising Hope, Jonathan Banks, Dean Norris, Sons of Anarchy, Grey’s Anatomy, & Haven.

It’s a busy day!

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Fringe Final Season Poster

Premiering Friday, Sept. 28,  the story line in Fringe will be taking place in 2036.  Wow, that’s a huge leap that I’m not sure fans will take to.  When they had that one episode last season, it was my least-enjoyed episode of the season.

And now I’m going to be getting almost an entire season of it?  Well, we’ll see what they do with it.  Maybe I’ll be proven wrong.  As it stands, this is the final season of the show, having lasted five seasons.

Check out the promo art below:

Fringe the final season

Private Practice

Kate Walsh leaving Private Practice

With Kate Walsh leaving Private Practice, things had to be jumbled up a bit to prepare.  And so showrunner Shonda Rhimes has.

In the upcoming season of the series, she’s veering away from what they call the “full procedural aspect” and will be taking time focusing on the aspects of different characters.  Or as it is put, having 13 little movies, one each week.

As the season progresses, you’ll be seeing aspects or viewpoints of a single doctor in each episode.

There’s more over at TV Line.  Go check it out… with outline spoilers as usual…


Did you hear that the Coen Brothers are working on a Fargo TV series for FX?  Yea…  based off of the 1996 movie by the same name, loosely based that is.  It could be interesting.


Netflix Bad News

Contractual disputes always leave the customer on the out.  In this case, Netflix & A&E/History Channel could not come to agreements on their distribution contract and thus, Netflix is looking to lose around 800 hours of content.

The shows involved that are going away from Netflix include the following:

Pawn Stars
Ice Road Truckers
Storage Wars
American Pickers
Dog the Bounty Hunter
Gene Simmons: Family Jewels



Were you watching the Emmys this year?  There was nothing else on TV last weekend, so it found itself on my TV, if for anything, the curiosity factor.  (I don’t watch a ton of awards shows)

It did take 3 hours to hand out twenty-something awards.  Some routines seemed eh, while a few were funny.

Kimmel’s stunt with Tracy Morgan where he asked Morgan to lie down on the stage and then asked TV viewers to tweet or post on FB that Morgan had a fall, netted the show at least 25k extra tweets.  Nah, I didn’t participate.  I couldn’t do that to my friends and followers.  But overall, the 64th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards had a larger viewership than last year, with just over 13 million viewers.

Being a Breaking Bad fan, I got a kick out of the The Andy Griffith skit.

Homeland Marathon

If you have Showtime, and you love Homeland, well, you’re in a bucket of luck!

Showtime will be running a marathon of season 1 of Homeland on Sept. 29th.  Prepare thyself!

“Following this past Sunday’s historic Emmy®  wins for Outstanding Drama Series, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for Claire Danes, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for Damian Lewis, along with Emmys for Casting, Single-Camera Picture Editing and Writing, SHOWTIME invites viewers to catch up on its hit drama series Homeland. The network will air a marathon of the entire first season on Saturday, September 29th, beginning at 12 PM ET/PT to 12:30 AM ET/PT.  Season two of Homeland premieres Sunday, September 30th at 10 PM ET/PT”

Raising Hope

Fox and Twitter have joined forces… and have put the third season premiere of Raising Hope online.  It will be available through the show’s Twitter page.

And this online premiere preview will be with no commercials.

Jonathan Banks

Jonathan Banks in - Breaking Bad

Hey, if you had not heard, Jonathan Banks (Breaking Bad) has joined the new show Vegas, on CBS, for a multi-episode guest starring stint!

“Hank” is Headed to Whitney

Dean Norris in - Breaking Bad

Hey!  Dean Norris, who plays Hank in Breaking Bad, will be showing up on the comedy, Whitney.  It’s only a guest spot of the father of a guy Whitney is dating.  So if you’re following Norris, there ya go!

I’d watch, because Whitney looks funny, but I hate and am insulted by laugh tracks.  But that’s another story for another day.  (Unless you follow this link I just stuck in here.)

Sons of Anarchy

Charlie Hunnam and Ryan Hurst in Sons of Anarchy

I am not sure if this is a real SPOILER piece or not, but supposedly someone is going to die on Sons of Anarchy in the Tuesday night (9/25) episode. (As you can see from above, at that moment, no one is dying in tonight’s episode, though I might keep an eye on those guys behind ya Jax and Opie.

Whether it’s a series regular or some poor character that crosses paths with the Sons, well, that remains to be seen.

But someone dying… seriously?  I’d think the big news is when someone lives through an episode!

Grey’s Anatomy

Hey, the entirety of season 8 of Grey’s Anatomy (24 episodes) is being hosted on ABC until October 6th!

SO if you need to play catch up and don’t want to blow money on the DVD/BD, but…  season 9 premiere kicks in this Thursday, Sept 27th, so hurry!

“In anticipation of the upcoming season premiere of “Grey’s Anatomy,” is hosting all 24 full episodes from last season at Anatomy. Beginning today through October 6, fans can relive all the dramatic moments leading up to the season finale’s tragic plane crash that ultimately left audiences saying goodbye to one of their favorite characters.”


Last Friday’s season premiere (S3) of Haven was the number 1 primetime drama on cable!

“The season three premiere of Syfy’s hit drama series Haven became the #1 primetime drama on cable in Adults 25-54 during its telecast on Friday, September 21 from 10-11 PM (ET/PT).

The delivery of 899,000 Adults 25-54 was up 13 percent from the season two premiere and represented the series’ best delivery in that demo in two years (September 2010).”

I guess the fans like the show on Syfy.

That’s all I have right now… chat with you later.

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