TV News – 4/16/10

Friday! I don’t know about you guys, but I’m ready for the weekend. It’s been a LOOOONG week for my family, and last weekend was a bust for the same reason, so hopefully this weekend will be better. What are your plans? Whatever they are, I hope you have a great one! Now onto the news!

Burn Notice cast

Sometimes it’s hard to know what news to put first. Today, it was easy. My favorite show (tied with Alias in my list of forever shows), Burn Notice, has been picked up for seasons 5 & 6 before season 4 even airs. Woohoo! If you haven’t seen this show on USA, you’re missing out. Seriously. For more info on the show and the renewal, check out Zap2It

More news after the jump!

On other renewal news, TLC has renewed What Not To Wear for an 8th season. Check out more info at The Futon Critic

Anastasia Griffith (Trauma, Damages) is joining the cast of USA’s Royal Pains during season 2 in the recurring role as an MD and potential business rival of Hank’s. For more info on her character and storyline, check out: Ausiello Files @ EW

F. Murray Abraham has been cast as Jeff Goldblum’s character’s father on USA/NBC’s Law & Order: Criminal Intent. For more info on his length of stay and what not, check out: Ausiello Files @ EW

Several bits of casting news. First up, Patton Oswalt was set to play one of the leads on the new series Beach Lane, but following a table read this week, he’s no longer going to take the role. Check out the link below for more info and possibilities of who may take over the role.

Also in casting news, Emily Rios has joined Friday Night Lights for a 6-episode arc. Austin Highsmith will be guest starring on Criminal Minds. Warren Kole (24), will play Ryker on the CW’s new Nomads. Sunny Mabrey will be playing star Jason Lee’s ex-wife on TNT’s Memphis Beat police drama. Finally, Janel Parrish (Heroes) will play a popular girl who’s friends with the main group on ABC Family’s Pretty Little Liars. More info on all that and the Patton Oswalt news at Zap2It

One last bit of casting news, Holly Marie Combs (Charmed) has been cast in the role of Lucy Hale’s character’s mother on Pretty Little Liars. For more info, check out Ausiello Files @ EW

That’s it for today. Have a great weekend!

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One Response to TV News – 4/16/10

  1. Megan says:

    Thanks for covering for me 🙂 You’re fabulous!