Football season is upon us once more, and while my pint glass runneth over with excitement, I can understand that non-sports fans probably aren’t enthused about seeing big green fields and big angry men taking over their televisions. So here are five things you could be watching instead of Thursday Night Football.
ABC has released its 2014-2015 lineup. It includes a slight move for Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., which will return for Season 2 this fall, but will air an hour later than usual. Meanwhile, Scandal and Grey's Anatomy have been shifted up on the Thursday night schedule.
While we might have expected renewals for shows like Grey's Anatomy, Scandal and Modern Family, the fate of some of ABC's new series was a bit less certain. But word is coming down the pipeline for many of them, and it's good news for Resurrection and The Goldbergs, which join Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. among ABC's freshman series that will be back for Season 2 in the 2014-2015 season.
When Isaiah Washington left Grey’s Anatomy seven years ago, he didn’t exactly slink away into the night. The hospital drama was one of the most popular shows on television at the time, and the behind-the-scenes scandal that led to his exit was salaciously covered by members of the media and obsessed over by fans who were shocked at the actor’s alleged homophobia.
Like last night, tonight's primetime line-up features a number of premieres, but most of them are returning shows. It's a big night for comedy, as CBS brings back The Big Bang Theory and debuts The Crazy Ones, while NBC brings Parks and Recreation back along with the premiere of The Michael J. Fox Show. Thursday night also marks the return of Glee, Parenthood, Grey's Anatomy and Elementary.
Sandra Oh has played the laundry-hating and emotionally-closeted medical professional on Grey’s Anatomy for nine years now. She’s seen fellow interns and doctors leave the drama, including characters portrayed by Katherine Heigle, Isaiah Washington, Kim Raver, Kate Walsh, T.R. Knight and more. On Tuesday, the actress announced that Season 10 will be her last big run on the show.
Shonda Rhimes is a veteran producer, and she's made a name for herself at ABC over the years. Right now, she has several programs at the network, including Grey’s Anatomy, a show that is still a ratings bringer, and a newer drama, Scandal, which did so well at midseason last year that the show earned a full episode count this time around. If you are a fan of both shows, or just want to give them a shot, you’ll be able to do so when Grey’s Anatomy: The Complete Ninth Season and Scandal: The Complete Second Season will hit DVD later this year.
ABC has posted their 2013-2014 line-up of new and returning series, which gives us a look at the plan for the network's schedule for the fall. The network has moved The Neighbors over to Friday nights, to join Last Man Standing, and fill the gap left by Malibu Country. Meanwhile, Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. will air on Tuesday nights, ahead of new comedies The Goldbergs and Trophy Wife, which are sandwiched between another new drama, Lucky 7.
ABC just dropped the ax on a number of series, but there's good news for others, including some of their soapier offerings. Scandal, Grey's Anatomy and Nashville have all been renewed for new seasons, as well as Castle. And on the comedy front, Modern Family, The Middle, Suburgatory and Last Man Standing will return as well.
Way back in October, we learned former Party of Five star Neve Campbell was headed to Grey’s Anatomy. The season has been pretty hardcore as its plotlines have dealt with the after effects of Season 8's plane crash, and between that and all of the new faces this season, I had kind of forgotten about Campbell’s epic guest starring stint.
Recent repots that new American Idol judges Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey aren't getting along could be exaggerations, or perhaps the rumors are true that one of them could end up exiting the series if things can't be worked out at the judges table. At the very least, we may be in for a very tension-filled season come next year when the singing competition resumes.
ABC’s been pulling together some really nice sets for three of its veteran shows. Castle: The Complete Fourth Season, Private Practice: The Complete Fifth Season and Grey’s Anatomy: The Complete Eighth Season are all hitting DVD in September in complete season sets that will feature crime fighting or disease fighting, as well as some flirting in the workplace.
After successful stints on Bones and True Blood, the actress is heading to ABC, where she will don scrubs for the upcoming ninth season of Grey’s Anatomy. Unfortunately, like the rest of the live-action gigs finding her, Majorino’s stint on the show will be short term.
Last night’s season finale of Grey’s Anatomy was a doozy of an episode that left us without two of our favorite characters and feeling as if we had been punched in the stomach. If you have not caught the episode, yet, please do not continue reading, as this article is chock full of SPOILERs. For a show that I thought had pulled out every last trick in its bag, last night’s finale was heartfelt and intensely dramatic. For creator and showrunner Shonda Rhimes, it was also extremely difficult to write.
While word of NBC's current series renewals came in in spurts today, with good news for Community, 30 Rock and Parenthood, we're getting a bunch of good news all at once for a number of ABC series, including freshman dramas Once Upon a Time and Revenge.