This week ABC will premiere its long-awaited Once Upon a Time spinoff, while the third season of New Girl heats up with a brand new episode. And just in case you were wondering, it involves a cat being neutered. Here are the other shows you need to be recording this week.
New Girl, FoxThe third season of Fox's critically acclaimed comedy of twenty-something LA singles is back with an all new episode. And yes, the plot does involve Winston taking his cat out for one final hurrah before having the poor defenseless creature fixed (as in permanently!). Only in La La Land would any of this make sense. New Girl airs Tuesdays at 9 PM ET on Fox.
Nashville, ABCWhy is ABC's Nashville one of the most strangely addictive dramas on network TV? Well for one, having Connie Britton in your cast, whose last show, Friday Night Lights, was the best drama to come out of network TV in decades (yet one that no one watched), certainly does help. Maybe just a little. Nashville airs Wednesdays at 10 PM ET on ABC.
Once Upon a Time in Wonderland, ABCAlready one of the biggest fantasy dramas on network TV, ABC's Once Upon a Time is being spun-off into a brand new series that follows the same Alice from the Lewis Carroll books. Will Wonderland be as big of a hit for ABC as its parent show? Well when you consider the fact that Tim Burton's poorly-reviewed Alice in Wonderland from 2010 made a billion dollars (it's in 3D, Mommy!), you see why an Alice-themed TV show is such a slam dunk. Once Upon a Time in Wonderland premieres Thursday at 8 PM ET on ABC.
Boardwalk Empire, HBOMost of HBO's period mob drama takes place in Tampa this season, with Nucky Thompson (Steve Buscemi) trying to secure new business opportunities. You think people from the Sunshine State are wacko now? Wait until you see how nutty they were in the Prohibition era! Boardwalk Empire airs Sunday at 6 PM ET on HBO.
Hello Ladies, HBOOne half the creative team that brought The Office to America (not Ricky Gervais) tries to find love in that sun-drenched pillar of fakery and pretension, otherwise known as Los Angeles. He may have signed up for more than he bargained for, but at the very least, there'll be a ton of laughs along the way. New episodes of Hello Ladies air Sunday nights at 7:30 PM ET on HBO.
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Jersey Shore Star Gets A Life: Jenni "JWoww" Farley just landed a recurring role on the long-running soap One Life To Live, which is re-launching on April 29th on Hulu, Hulu Plus and iTunes thanks to The Online Network. She will play Nikki, a bartender hired at the trendy nightclub Shelter, and can mix an Alabama Slammer as well as she can flirt with customers. As Shelter’s newest barmaid, club owner Blair Cramer (Kassie DePaiva) knows that it’s best to keep an eye on Nikki so things don’t get out of control. [Via Press Release]
Scorsese Heads to TV: Miramax and Martin Scorsese have teamed to develop a television series based on Scorsese’s 2002 movie Gangs Of New York (which was released by Miramax). The series will focus on organized gangs at the turn of the century and shortly thereafter in America, not only in New York but in other cities such as Chicago and New Orleans and the birth of organized crime in America. "This time and era of America’s history and heritage is rich with characters and stories that we could not fully explore in a two-hour film," Scorsese says. "A television series allows us the time and creative freedom to bring this colorful world, and all the implications it had and still does on our society, to life." [Deadline]
Grey's Anatomy Hires One Tree Hill Alum: A new doctor is coming to work in Seattle. One Tree Hill alum Hilarie Burton has signed on for a recurring guest role on Grey's Anatomy as a craniofacial specialist who visits Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital to work on a case. She'll make her debut in early May. [E!]
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Once Upon a Time Spinoff Castings: Sophie Lowe and Michael Socha has just been cast as one of the three leads in ABC‘s possible Once Upon A Time spinoff presentation, Once: Wonderland. OUAT creators Eddy Kitsis and Adam Horowitz focused the presentation in pre-curse Wonderland and the story is told through the point of view of Alice (Lowe), who is surrounded by two major characters, The Knave of Hearts (Socha), a sardonic adventurer, a man of action, a loner and a heart-breaker; and Amahl, described as exotic, soulful and optimistic. Additionally, Peter Gadiot has been cast as Alice's mysterious love interest, Cyrus. Production is slated to begin April 7 in Vancouver, immediately following the season wrap of OUAT. [Deadline, THR]
Dads Casts New Wife: Vanessa Lachey has just joined Fox’s six-episode multi-camera comedy series Dads. She is now a regular after a recent recasting. From the creators of Ted, Dads centers on two successful guys in their 30s, Eli (Seth Green) and Warner (Tommy Dewey), who have their lives turned upside down when their nightmare dads (Peter Riegert, Martin Mull) unexpectedly move in with them. Lachey will play Camilla, Warner’s (Dewey) wife and, the mother of their two children (replacing Erin Pineda in the role). [Deadline]
From a Partner to a Friend: David Krumholtz (Partners) has joined NBC’s Brenda Forever pilot. He will play a close friend of Ellie Kemper's Brenda, a 31-year-old who does her own thing. He’ll appear as a guest star in the pilot, but if the project goes to series, there’s a good chance he’ll be back. The potential series would consist of stories from Brenda Miller’s past and present, creating a unique portrait of how a chubby, awkward but incredibly confident 13-year-old grew up to be the woman she is today. [TVLine]
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