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Fox is the fourth of the five major networks to announce their Fall 2013 premiere schedule, and for the network that recently brought us American Idol, there's a lot of X Factor on the menu. Fortunately for those who aren't looking for more singing, there are some returning dramas and comedies, and some promising looking new programs joining the lineup later in September.
The awards ceremony, hosted by Parks and Recreation’s Retta, will be held on June 1, though it wasn’t stated if or where the ceremony would air. You can see a full list of the nominees below. Beyond my ever-present happiness for a Louie nod, I’m really glad Kevin Spacey’s Netflix turn on House of Cards got its due credit, as well as Tatiana Maslany, who has been outstanding in her multiple role duties on BBC America’s Orphan Black. Who are some of your favorites?
Fox announced their 2013-2014 lineup this morning, along with the planned schedule, which sets up new comedies on Tuesday nights and adds a number of other new series to the schedule, along with the returning shows. Among the new series is J.J. Abrams' sci-fi cop series Almost Human, Seth MacFarlane's new live-action comedy Dads and new animated comedy Murder Police.
I don't know about you, but I'm feeling 22… looking at the new photo for Taylor Swift's upcoming appearance in Fox's New Girl. The "22" singer is set to appear in the Fox comedy's second season finale, and while we don't have a lot to go on as far as who she's playing, we now have a look at her towering over Zooey Deschanel in the episode.
American Idol might be dropping in the ratings, but the show has been hardcore promoting to cover its tracks, offering extras like the new SuperVote system to keep audiences invested. This week, Fox’s singing competition program will unveil “Still Rolling” a new feature that will give TV viewers access to the moments after an Idol contestant is eliminated but the cameras are still taping.
Taylor Swift is headed to New Girl for a special guest starring role that seems sure to be a ratings bringer, for several reasons. Fox’s comedy has proven quite fond of name-dropping the musician during episodes in the past, but when Swift joins the set, she won’t be joining as herself. Instead, Swift is headed to New Girl to play a character named Elaine.
Merritt Wever is probably best known these days for her role as nurse Zoey Barkow in Showtime's Nurse Jackie, however, for some reason, I always associate her with her brief but amusing role as the over-sharing pharmacy clerk Tracey Abernathy in M. Night Shyamalan's Signs. With her subtle style of humor, Wever leaves an impression, so it's great news to hear she's set to appear in an upcoming episode of New Girl. Spoilers ahead!
The Following isn't the only Fox series to receive an early renewal. Freshman comedy The Mindy Project has also been given the thumbs up for a second season, as has Raising Hope and New Girl, which locks down the three Tuesday night comedies, and leaves room for a fourth, assuming Fox is still planning to continue airing two hours of comedies on Tuesday night (or some other night during the week).
Could Fox be eyeing a Thursday time slot in the future for New Girl and The Mindy Project? It’s hard to guess at whether it means anything, but the network will be giving the two comedies a chance to try out the new night in the near future. The first week of April will see both shows air on Thursday.
The casting of Margo Martindale as Nick's mother should have give us an indication that New Girl was aiming high with the casting for the characters' family. But news on the casting front has gotten even better, as the Fox comedy series has cast two (excellent) stand-up comedians to play more Miller family relatives.
Margo Martindale is headed to Fox to take on a special role in an episode of the sophomore comedy New Girl. Martindale is set to play Mama Miller, a Chicagoan who also happens to be Nick’s mother. Nick's group of roomies will travel all the way to the Windy City to meet Nick’s family, but they will soon learn Nick is the most reasonable and reliable member of his brood.
TV offered plenty of amazing and memorable moments in 2012. Whether they were sad, funny, violent or just plain shocking, we had no trouble piling up a list of some of our favorite moments in television this year. And because we came up with so many, we've broken them down by category, staring with the demises of numerous notable characters and then moving into the other big TV moments from 2012.
Of all the shows that made us laugh this year, some stood out from the crowd. What makes a great comedy may be a matter of personal taste, but in our opinion these series all came out on top this year. From freshman comedies to long-running favorites, these shows kept us in stitches and gave us an escape to look forward to with every new episode. Presented in no particular order, here are TVBlend’s top 10 comedies of 2012.
Disney Channel star Brenda Song is set to join the cast of a primetime comedy. The young actress who is best known for The Suite Life of Zack & Cody along with several other Disney Channel projects has landed a recurring role on Fox’s hit New Girl.
Actress and model Brooklyn Decker has spent the last couple of years trying to invigorate her acting career on the big screen in flicks like Battleship and Just Go With It. The actress, who started her career on the small screen with parts in Chuck and Ugly Betty, will now return to television to wreak a little havoc. The lovely celebrity will guest star in a Season 2 episode of Fox’s New Girl where she will play a love interest, but for whom?