Wednesday, May 30, 2012

TV News - 'Private Practice,' 'Glee,' 'Family Tools,' 'Last Resort,' 'Up All Night' & 'Veep'

        Wednesday, May 30 - Today's items include a character exit on the ABC medical sudser; more stars of FOX's Glee are joining Oxygen's The Glee Project as guest mentors; new producers are being added to comedies The Family Tools and Up All Night; Last Resort promotes a guest star in the pilot to a full series regular; and many more!

  • Tim Daly who plays Dr. Pete Wilder on ABC's Private Practice will not be returning to the series as a regular character for the upcoming sixth season. Daly broke the news on Twitter saying, "Wonderful fans of PPP. Shonda informed my agent today that Pete won't be returning for season 6. It was a great 5 yrs. R.I.P. Pete Wilder." It is currently unclear if Daly will return for an episode to wrap up his character's storyline.
  • Three more stars from FOX's Glee have been announced as mentors for the upcoming second season of Oxygen's The Glee Project. In the third episode (airing June 19) Cory Monteith will be teaching the hopefuls about "Vulnerability." The fourth episode (airing June 26) will feature Naya Rivera giving her expert help on "Sexuality." Finally, season 1 co-winner Samuel Larsen will return to the series to mentor the contestants on "Dance-ability" in a later episode.
  • Comedy writer-producer Vijal Patel (The Middle) has signed a two-year overall deal with ABC Studios. Under this pact, he will join ABC Studios' new comedy series, The Family Tools, as a co-executive producer.
  • ABC's new fall drama Last Resort has made the decision to upgrade Robert Patrick (The X-Files) to a series regular. Patrick initially signed on as a guest star for the pilot but now his character, Joseph Prosser - the submarine's master chief, will become more involved with the story.
  • Comedy writer-producer DJ Nash (Bent) has signed a new overall deal with Universal TV. Under this two-year deal, Nash will develop new projects and will serve as an executive producer on the studio's sophomore comedy, Up All Night.
  • Sunday's episode of HBO's Veep (1.06 Baseball) posted a 0.4 A18-49 rating and 831,000 viewers at 10:01PM.
  • Canadian broadcaster Shaw Media today revealed their schedule for the 2012-2013 season to be aired on its network, Global Television. The schedule is listed below:
  • Monday: Bones, Parenthood, Hawaii Five-0 
  • Tuesday: NCIS, NCIS: LA, Vegas 
  • Wednesday: Survivor, Go On, Guys with Kids, Chicago Fire 
  • Thursday: Last Resort, Glee, Elementary 
  • Friday: Touch, Made in Jersey 
  • Sunday: The Cleveland Show, The Simpsons, Bob's Burgers, Family Guy, American Dad, The Good Wife 
  • Midseason: Save Me, The Job