Wednesday, April 10, 2013

TV News - 'NCIS,' 'Devious Maids,' 'The Glades,' 'Longmire,' 'Criminal Minds,' 'Franklin & Bash,' 'Rizzoli & Isles,' 'Perception,' 'Magic City,' 'Being Human,' 'Dexter' & 'Cult'

        Wednesday, April 10 - Colin Hanks (Dexter) will appear in the final two episode (May 7 & May 14) of this season of CBS' NCIS. He will play Department of Defense Investigator Richard Parsons who is best described as "Ken Starr, J. Edgar Hoover and an angry pitbull wrapped into one."

Lifetime will premieres its newest drama series Devious Maids - which it acquired from ABC's development slate last season - on Sunday, June 23 at 10/9c. The series is executed produced by Marc Cherry (Desperate Housewives) and Eva Longoria. The ensemble all-star cast, Ana Ortiz (Ugly Betty), Dania Ramirez (Entourage), Roselyn Sanchez (Without a Trace), Edy Ganem (Livin' Loud) and Judy Reyes (Scrubs), portray five maids with ambition and dreams of their own while working for the rich and famous in Beverly Hills.

A&E is scheduling in some summer drama this Memorial Day, premiering back-to-back new seasons of its popular scripted series Longmire and The Glades. The fourth season premiere of the hit drama The Glades will debut on Monday, May 27 at 9/8c. followed immediately by season two of the contemporary crime thriller Longmire at 10/9c.

Star Wars star Mark Hamill has book a guest spot on the two-part season finale of CBS' Criminal Minds. The details on his role are being kept under wraps but the premise of the finale will focus on the team's season-long pursuit of The Replicator coming to a head when one of them becomes a victim.

TNT has made some change to its summer premiere dates schedule. Franklin & Bash's third season will now open on Wednesday, June 19 with a two-hour premiere starting at 9/8c. Rizzoli & Isles and Perception will now premiere on Tuesday, June 18. Finally, new unscripted series Cold Justice will debut on Tuesday, September 3.

Starz has announced that the second season of the 1950s-set drama Magic City starring Jeffrey Dean Morgan will premiere on Friday, June 14 at 9/8c.

Syfy has renewed Being Human for a 13-episode fourth season. "Being Human really hit its stride creatively this year," said Mark Stern, Syfy President of Original Content. "This show has become a signature series for Syfy and we are thrilled to have it return in 2014."

Yvonne Strahovski is officially returning to Showtime's Dexter for multiple episodes of the series upcoming eighth season this June. She plays Hannah McKay, the gorgeous killer florist who was previously Dexter's (Michael C. Hall) twisted love interest and recently escaped from prison.

The CW has officially canceled Cult - pulling the struggling drama from its Friday lineup effective immediately after seven episodes. Repeats of The Carrie Diaries and Oh Sit will fill the slot for the rest of the season.