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ON TELEVISION (THURSDAY 3/20/14)
CMT: Party Down South (Finale) at 10pm
ID: Tabloid (Finale) at 10pm
TLC: Trailer Park: Welcome to Myrtle Manor (Finale) at 10pm

Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin are teaming for Netflix comedy Grace and Frankie, as long-time enemies whose husbands announce they’re in love with each other and plan to marry. The show, from Skydance Productions and created for the Nine to Five co-stars by Marta Kauffman (Friends) and Howard J. Morris (Sullivan & Son), “is warm, very funny and anything but wholesome,” promised Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The Walking Dead is headed for broadcast syndication. AMC, Twentieth Television and the FOX Television Stations announced the addition of the monster cable hit to the MyNetworkTV programming lineup. Two episodes from previously aired seasons will air on a designated weeknight starting this fall. “It’s not often you get to add the hottest show on the planet to your lineup,” said Frank Cicha, SVP of programming for Fox Television Stations. “We just did, and it’s a tremendous get for our stations.” Shows will be edited to adhere to FCC standards.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Following in Cher‘s footsteps, Coldplay‘s Chris Martin will serve as a mentor to aspiring singers on NBC‘s The Voice this season, alongside judges Blake Shelton, Adam Levine, Shakira and Usher.
(Source: Cynopsis)

OWN documentary series Our America with Lisa Ling will not return after its upcoming fifth season, launching Thursday, May 29. “Lisa Ling’s top-notch journalistic work is the best in the industry, and we can’t wait to see her soar in her next chapter,” said OWN president Erik Logan.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Logo TV, the Viacom net “inspired by the LGBT community,” is asking fans to vote on the “Gayest Cartoon Character of All Time.” Competing in a bracket-style battle are 32 contenders, including Stewie Griffin (Family Guy) versus Squidward (SpongeBob Squarepants). Voting takes place on NewNowNext.com and TheBackLot.com; winner will be announced Monday, April 7 during RuPaul’s Drag Race.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Showtime is pairing its top two freshman shows from last year for a summer run. Starting Sunday, July 13, Ray Donovan will sit in the 9p slot, followed by Masters of Sex at 10p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Adam Shankman (Hairspray) will direct and exec produce HBO biopic Madame Rose, about the Gypsy stage mama. Production company: Shankman’s Offspring Entertainment.
(Source: Cynopsis)

FX picked up The Comedians, starring Billy Crystal as a veteran comic paired with a younger partner for a late night show. The Fox Television Studios production will have a 2015 launch.
(Source: Cynopsis)

TV Land ordered a pilot based on web series Teachers, with Alison Brie (Community) attached as an exec producer. “From the second this project came across my desk, I’ve been in love with it,” said net president Larry W. Jones. “The tone of the show is unlike anything we’ve had on TV Land.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

President Jimmy Carter will visit Late Show with David Letterman on Monday, March 24 at 11:35p. Carter is promoting his new book, “A Call to Action: Women, Religion, Violence and Power”, being released March 25.
(Source: Cynopsis)

ABC announced finale dates for the 2013-2014 season:
Friday, April 11: The Neighbors at 8:31p
Thursday, April 17: Scandal at 10p
Friday, April 25: Last Man Standing at 8p
Sunday, May 4: Resurrection at 9p
Sunday, May 11: Once Upon a Time (2 hours), at 8p
Monday, May 12: Castle at 10:01p
Tuesday, May 13: Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. at 8p, The Goldbergs at 9:01p, Trophy Wife at 9:31p
Wednesday, May 14: Suburgatory at 8:30p, Nashville at 10
Friday, May 16: Shark Tank at 8p
Tuesday, May 18: America’s Funniest Home Videos at 7p
Wednesday, May 21: The Middle (one hour) at 8p, Modern Family at 9p, Mixology at 9:31p
(Source: Cynopsis)

Judging from a photo released on Instagram, Rider Strong (Shawn), Betsey Randle (Amy) and William Russ (Alan) will reprise their Boy Meets World (1993-2000) roles on an ep of upcoming Disney Channel spinoff, Girl Meets World. More evidence: Danielle Fishel (Topanga) tweeted on Tuesday, “Happy to have these familiar faces on set with us this week!”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Victor Garber joins Starz crime drama Power in a recurring role. Rapper Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson will exec produce.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Hugh Jackman will guest on an X-Men-themed ep of Spike TV reality competition Ink Master. The show, on Tuesday, March 25 at 10p, will include a sneak preview of Jackman’s film, X-Men: Days of Future Past, coming out May 23.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Sally Kaufman (Blue Jasmine) and Catherine Keener (Being John Malkovich) are onboard FX comedy pilot How and Why?. Charlie Kaufman wrote the pilot and will direct.
(Source: Cynopsis)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spring comes today at 12:57pm.  It’s about time!!

 

 

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