Summer Series: ABC's saucy new drama, Mistresses, finally has a premiere date. The nighttime soap, starring Alyssa Milano, Yunjin Kim, Rochelle Aytes, and Jes Macallan as a group of friends trying to navigate the dating world and maintain worthwhile relationships, will debut Monday, May 27 at 10 PM ET/PT on ABC. Monday nights will be relationship-centric on the network this summer, as The Bachelorette will also premiere in May. The annual dating reality competition will premiere at 9 PM ET/PT on the 20th before moving to its regular 8 PM time slot the following week. Meanwhile, Scott Foley announced on Twitter that his seven-episode Fox comedy, The Goodwin Games, will debut Monday, May 20 at 8:30 p.m. The comedy, about dysfunctional siblings competing to earn their father's fortune, was originally slated for midseason. [ABC/Twitter]
Touched By an Angel...of Death: Ring the death knell for Touch, because all signs point to cancellation for the struggling Fox drama now that star Kiefer Sutherland has been offered another show. The actor has reportedly been offered the lead in NBC's drama The Black List, about the world's most wanted criminal who suddenly decides to turn himself in, along with everyone he's ever worked with. The offer is in second position to Touch, with means Sutherland is contractually obligated to keep his old job if the drama is renewed for a third season, but this new offer combined with Touch's less-than-stellar Friday night ratings likely mean it won't be back. But anything's possible! [Entertainment Weekly]
RELATED: TV Tidbits: Jamie Bell & Gillian Anderson Book Pilots
Boomerang: Aussie Anthony LaPaglia (Without a Trace) is heading back to TV. He's reportedly firming up a deal to star as Felicity Huffman's husband in Fox's drama pilot Boomerang, about a family of government assassins. He'll play the ex-CIA boss of the family business, which also includes his wife and two grown sons. [Deadline]
Sonuva: Donal Logue is officially returning to FX's Sons of Anarchy for Season 6 as a former U.S. Marshal with a grudge against the SAMCRO gang. Creator Kurt Sutter said Logue was contracted for at least 10 episodes, and only appeared in three of those during Season 5. [Zap2it]
Robocop: Michael Ealy has landed the lead in the new Bad Robot/J.H. Wyman scifi pilot about Los Angeles policemen and their robot partners (seriously). Set in the near future, the show is described as an "action-packed buddy cop show where all LAPD officers are partnered with highly evolved human-like android." Ealy will play the robot half of the main partnership, Dorian, "who understands humanity more than" his partner, the yet-to-be-cast John Kennex. [Deadline]
RELATED: TV Tidbits: Fall Out Boy Heads to '90210'
Gone Campin': USA has greenlit a brand new reality series called Summer Camp. The show sounds sort of like a fantasy camp for...camp, wherein 16 adults go back to a lakeside retreat and compete against each other in crazy competitions inspired by traditional camp games. At the end of the eight episodes, they'll face off in an Olympic-style "Campathalon." The new series will air in the summer, which is coincidentally (or completely logically) when NBC is premiering its new summer-camp-set drama, Camp. [Deadline]
Narc: HBO has added The Hurt Locker and Flight actor Brian Geraghty to the cast of Boardwalk Empire for Season 4. He'll play a prohibition agent "with ulterior motives" assigned to Atlantic City. [Deadline]
Follow Jean on Twitter @hijean
[PHOTO CREDIT: Danny Feld/ABC]
From Our Partners:25 Most Scandalous Celeb Twitpics (Vh1)33 Child Stars: Where Are They Now? (Celebuzz)
The majesty of the Emerald Isle is on full display in Leap Year an opposites attract romantic comedy starring Amy Adams (Julie & Julia Enchanted) and Matthew Goode (A Single Man Watchmen). Director Anand Tucker (Shopgirl Hilary and Jackie) shooting entirely on location in Ireland takes us on a whirlwind tour of the country’s breathtaking landscape reveling in its fabled fairy-tale charm.
Pity then that such a magnificent setting is so mercilessly defaced by Leap Year’s unrelenting mediocrity. The film’s dubious premise testing the already loose limits of rom-com believability casts Adams as Anna a type-A career girl who flies to Ireland intending to pop the question to her feet-dragging boyfriend on February 29th aka Leap Day. Why Leap Day? Because according to some idiotic old Irish tradition that’s when women are allowed to do such things. (Click here to watch Adams herself try to explain the plot.)
Unfortunately for Anna weather problems force her plane to land far away from Dublin and her would-be fiance. Trapped in a tiny coastal town with no reliable transportation at her disposal she enlists the help of a scruffy abrasive barkeep named Declan (Goode) to drive her cross-country so she can reach her destination by the 29th. And thus begins the traditional rom-com mating ritual of sexually-charged bickering followed by moments of abrupt awkward intimacy.
While watching Leap Year I swear I could hear the Irish countryside quietly weeping as it witnessed Goode and Adams slog through the film's succession of trite misadventures the talented actors straining in vain to manufacture some semblance of romantic chemistry as an assortment of jolly Waking Ned Devine types futilely spurred them on. Oh if only Greenpeace could have intervened and put a halt to such wanton environmental desecration. It's the worst thing to come out of Ireland since The Cranberries.