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Martin Short & Campbell Scott Join Damages

In 2009 Winter Season, 2010 Winter Schedule, Damages, FX, Royal Pains, USA on 09/23/2009 at 1:44 pm

Martin Short

Variety reported yesterday that Damages has picked up two new cast members for it’s upcoming third season: Martin Short and Campbell Scott.  Our initial thought was that Campbell Scott would make a great addition to the cast.  He ruled it this past summer as a mysterious Russian billionaire on USA’s freshman hit Royal Pains, and we could see him sinking into a dark, confusing character on the FX series.

Martin Short, though…we didn’t see that coming.  He hasn’t played many dramatic parts and our twitter followers were all in agreement with our first thought: his casting is either a mistake or is going to be completely brilliant.  We also had the same misgivings about Darrell Hammond as the Deacon…You know, until he turned out to be one of the creepiest, awesomest character in a cast full of creepy, awesome characters.

Considering Glenn Close just won her second Emmy for the series this past weekend, we should probably just trust the Damages crew to know what they’re doing by now – they’ve earned it.

Campbell Scott

Damages is set to return to FX for it’s third season in January 2010.

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Sissy Spacek Joins Big Love

In 2010 Winter Schedule, Big Love, Casting, HBO on 09/17/2009 at 4:37 pm

Sissy Spacek

The LA Times Show Tracker blog broke the news yesterday morning that Sissy Spacek is planning to join the cast of HBO’s poly-affair Big Love.  When we first heard she would be joining the series for multiple episodes of the fourth season, we immediately jumped to the image of her on the compound in frumpy-frock fashion and secretly hating life as a sister-wife…The fit seemed kinda perfect.

Then we realized she’s actually slated to star as a political lobbyist!  Silly us for type casting such a fine actress.  Just because she shined as a coal miner’s daughters doesn’t mean she should be automatically relegated to the compound, right?  I mean, with a half a dozen Academy Award nominations, she probably knows how to handle herself in any role.

Big Love is slated to return for it’s fourth season in January 2010 on HBO.

Preview: TNT’s Men of a Certain Age

In 2009 Pilots, 2009 Winter Season, 2010 Winter Schedule, Men of A Certain Age, TNT on 09/16/2009 at 3:09 pm

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When we first heard about TNT’s upcoming series Men of a Certain Age and the well chosen cast, we were pretty excited.  This new promotional trailer, the first look we’ve had a look at, just added to that.  Seems like it’s going to be a funny, good-natured type of show.  We’re really looking forward to this and hoping that someone in the PR world is nice enough to shoot us some episodes when their publicity push begins (hint hint).

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TNT has yet to announce a premiere date for Men of a Certain Age, though, as the above picture states, it should be in December 2009.

Jerry Seinfeld’s The Marriage Ref Casting Trailer

In 2010 Pilots, 2010 Winter Schedule, In Plain Sight, NBC, The Marriage Ref on 09/11/2009 at 4:15 pm

NBC

Here’s a rare post for us!  DVR Life rarely writes about tv shows are that are in production, and rarely mention reality television, but here we are.  NBC has put together a little promotional trailer for the casting of a new Jerry Seinfeld created show called The Marriage Ref.  The series, according to the video below, will gather couples to talk about whatever drives them nuts about each other and then pick a winner.  Divorce attorney’s rejoice!

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TNT’s Men of A Certain Age Teaser

In 2009 Pilots, 2009 Winter Season, 2010 Winter Schedule, Chuck, Everybody Loves Raymond, FX, Homicide: Life On The Streets, Men of A Certain Age, Quantum Leap, Star Trek: Enterprise, Thief, TNT on 09/02/2009 at 1:32 pm

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TNT posted a teaser page for their upcoming series Men of A Certain Age.  Don’t bother rushing over their site, unless you really want to.  All you’re gonna find is the picture that’s above.  We were serious when we said it was a teaser.  The network ordered 10 episodes for the first season, which, according to the graphic, begins airing this December.  That’s a bit of a change as previous reports had a January debut.

According the show’s wikipedia page, “The series follows the bonds of friendship of three college friends, Joe, Owen and Terry, who are now in their 40s.  Joe (Ray Romano) is a slightly neurotic divorced father of two (Brittany Curran plays Lucy and Braeden Lemasters plays Albert) who hoped to become a pro golfer but now owns a party store.  Owen (Andre Braugher) is an overstressed husband and father, who is a car salesman at his dad’s dealership. Terry (Scott Bakula) is a struggling actor dating a much younger woman.”

Sounds like it could be really funny, so long as it’s done right.  Ray Romano co-wrote the pilot script and we’re big fans of all three actors, so we’re keeping our fingers crossed.  Romano hasn’t appeared regularly on television since Everybody Loves Raymond.  Scott Bakula, who ruled as the elder Bartowski on Chuck, hasn’t been a series regular since Star Trek: Enterprise, though we’re way bigger Quantum Leap fans.  Andre Braugher, best known as Baltimore bad-ass Det. Frank Pembleton on Homicide: Life On The Street, also picked up an Emmy for his part in the FX miniseries, Thief.  Good  to have all three back on the small screen!

TNT Gives Leverage Extended Season

In 2010 Winter Schedule, Leverage, Summer Schedule, TNT on 08/19/2009 at 1:28 pm

Leverage

TNT’s Leverage has been doing a pretty bang up job this summer.  Like most original series airing on cable this summer, the show has been kicking broadcast network butt and has managed to avoid any semblence of a sophomore slump.  After last season’s finale, where Nate dispersed the team and blew up their clubhouse…Well, that seems like the kinda thing a show does as a series finale, as opposed to a season finale.  I wasn’t quite sure how they’d pull the show back together, but as TV Squad pointed out, it was actually kind of a god-send.

TNT has thus announced plans to extend this very happy summer season by two more episodes, to air September 2nd and 9th, respectively.  That still leaves us with six new episodes that will most likely air this winter…Say January 2010, or so.  Here’s hoping they magically come up with four or five new episodes to extend the winter run, right?  Let’s just forget everything we know about TV production and keep our fingers crossed.

Glad TNT had a chance to give us some good news this week as opposed to the bummer of an announcement they made regarding Saving Grace at the end of last week.

HBO Renews It’s Summer Line-up

In 2010 Summer Schedule, 2010 Winter Schedule, Big Love, Boardwalk Empire, Entourage, Flight of the Conchords, HBO, Hung, In Treatment, Number 1 Ladies Detective Agency, Programming, Sex And The City, Summer Schedule, The Pacific, The Sopranos, The Wire, Treme, True Blood on 08/03/2009 at 2:11 pm

True Blood

Here we come summer 2010!  HBO, not surprisingly, renewed it’s entire Summer line-up.  The two hour Sunday night block, anchored by vamp-phenom True Blood, has been turning in rather stellar ratings for the pay network.  We won’t say HBO was in desperate need for some hits, but I’m sure things haven’t been quite the same at network headquarters since the golden day of The Sopranos and Sex And The City.

True Blood will be returning for it’s third season, Entourage for it’s seventh and new comer Hung will be back for it’s sophomore year.

What is a bit of a surprise, is that while HBO has set plans for it’s entire summer 2010 schedule, it’s spring schedule is still a bit hazy.  The network will be on a big Tom Hanks kick when it airs Playtone-produced Big Love in January and then Hanks-Spielberg produced WWII miniseries The Pacific in March.  David Simon’s The Wire follow-up, New Orleans-based Treme, will be coming around in March.  It’s even possible that Martin Scorsese’s Boardwalk Empire, starring Steve Buscemi and Michael Kenneth Williams, will most likely be making an appearance as well.

HBO executives told AP the network hasn’t ruled out new seasons of In Treatment or The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency, but nothing is set as of now.  Same goes for Flight of the Conchords, though we’re guessing Conchords will  be back eventually.