TV News – 01/08/09

TGIF! Let’s see what’s going on in TV land shall we?

NBC may be coming to it’s senses and moving the disaster that is The Jay Leno Show back to the late night slot of 11:35 pm, bumping all the late night TV up. Meaning Conan would go to 12:05 am and Jimmy Fallon would be on at 1:05 am. I don’t know what NBC was every thinking putting Jay Leno into the prime 10 pm time slot, it’s insanity I tell you. Obviously, if I ran the TV networks, we’d have a decent schedule! 😉 All joking aside, let’s see some decent shows put into that time, like Parenthood, and bring back Southland while we’re at it. NBC, you gave Leno his shot at 10 pm and frankly he’s not working, cut your loses. Anyways, That’s just my opinion, do you have any thoughts? Source

More after the jump.

Scott Bakula is coming back to Chuck for a couple episodes to reprise his role as Chuck’s father. Bakula will be coming back towards the end of the season, and in the meantime he’s working on TNT’s new show, Men of A Certain Age I really enjoyed Bukula on Chuck and think another storyline with him involved will be awesome. Source

Hannah Montana will be done after it’s fourth season that is just about to begin production. The number of episodes for the final season has not been released yet but we do know that it’ll continue into 2011 for sure. It’s rumored that the final season will play out a lot like Miley Cyrus’ life, in the way of learning to grow up and be herself. In the meantime you can see Cyrus in the new drama The Last Song. Honestly, in my opinion the show has been amusing for the tween girls, but it’s time for Cyrus to move onto more mature things, and I’m not suggesting pole dancing 😉 . Source

The CW has released it’s mid season schedule and as you might have read before I am SO excited for the premiere of the new show Life Unexpected. It’s supposed to be similar to Gilmore Girls and I’m all for that. I loved Gilmore Girls, Everwood and Veronica Mars so I’m hoping that the CW can deliver a decent show that both makes us laugh and warms our hearts. *fingers crossed* To check out the full mid-season schedule which includes return dates for shows like Supernatural and 90210 head over to The Futon Critic

Heroes star Greg Grunberg is insistent that the show will be back for a fifth season because the final episode they just taped is “nowhere near a series finale… It is cliffhanger-y and exciting.” He believes that the series will get a proper wrap up and at least 100 episodes. I’m not sure I agree. Don’t get me wrong, Heroes is great but it’s failing in the ratings department, and the networks usually only pay attention to that and not the love fans have for the show. Many fans have been left wondering what happened to their beloved characters on shows that got cut without a proper series finale. For example, Twin Peaks and Veronica Mars and even the low rated Knight Rider (the new one.). So while I hope that Grunberg is right for the simple reason I hate when a series doesn’t get a proper send off, I’m not confident in his assessment are you? Source

Melinda Clarke

Melinda Clarke (The OC) is going to be coming to The Vampire Diaries as “Kelly Donovan, Matt’s irresponsible, hard-drinking absentee mother.” How fantastic is this casting? She’ll be appearing in March and is expected to stay for at the minimum three episodes! I am so excited, I loved her as Julie Cooper on The O.C. and I think she’ll do this bad mommy role justice as well. Source Source

That’s all the news I have for now. Keep checking back for my weekly review and later next week I’ll be interviewing Tim DeKay and Matt Bomer from the USA network hit , White Collar. Jenny will be interviewing Sharon Gless, who plays Michael’s mom on Burn Notice, and Tyne Daly, who is going to be guest-starring on the show. The two are reuniting after starring in Cagney & Lacey together years ago! Have a great weekend!

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