Excuse my painfully hilarious puns, but really -- True Blood is the summer's most anticipated premiere, especially among you SideReelers! But that's not all that's new this week! Leading up to the True Blood season 3 premiere is a week chock full of summer returns and series premieres, including Lie To Me (finally!), the series premiere of Pretty Little Liars on ABC Family, and season 3 of The Secret Life of The American Teenager . See what else is kicking off this week: Monday, June 7 8/7c: Lie to Me on Fox 8/7c: Last Comic Standing on NBC 8/7c: The Secret Life of The American Teenager on ABC Family 10/9c: Persons Unknown on NBC 10/9c: Neighbors From Hell on TBS Tuesday, June 8 8/7c: Pretty Little Liars on ABC Family Wednesday, June 9 11/10c: Work of Art on Bravo Sunday, June 13 9/8c: True Blood on HBO Which summer premiere are you most looking forward to?
Sure, everybody hates Mondays, but it's hard to be down on such a big TV day! Get ready to kick off your summer with lots of summer premieres -- from Lie to Me 's much-anticipated return to more light-hearted laughs with the season 7 premiere of Last Comic Standing . And don't forget The Good Guys ' time slot premiere at 9/8c on Fox! See what else is new tonight: 8/7c Last Comic Standing on NBC -- season premiere! Lie To Me on Fox -- summer return! The Bachelorette on ABC The Secret Life of The American Teenager on ABC Family -- season premiere! 9/8c The Good Guys on Fox -- time slot premiere! 10/9c True Beauty on ABC Saving Grace on TNT Persons Unknown on NBC -- series premiere! Nurse Jackie on Showtime The Real Housewives of New Jersey on Bravo 10:30/9:30c The United States of Tara on Showtime Don't forget to check out the SideReel editorial team's individual columns and Twitter accounts over at our new Reel Critics page to see what we have to say about tonight's TV! What will you be watching?
The quivering lip. The raised brow. Human lie detector Cal Lightman can read you like a book. But just as fun is interrogating Tim Roth for clues about Lie to Me's return Monday at 8/7c on Fox. To Read More Click Here .
As Fox's Lie to Me prepares to finish off its second season and begin filming its third, British writer Alexander Cary has signed on as showrunner after last month's annoucement that Shawn Ryan would vacate the post. Zap2It caught up with star Tim Roth to get his take on the shift: "This writer, Alexander Cary, he is a really very, very good writer.... So that's what Shawn did for us in a way is make sure that we were set, and then he moved on." Cary has served as both a writer and story editor on Lie to Me throughout Season 2, notably penning two of the season's most ambitious episodes, "Grievous Bodily Harm," Roth's personal favorite episode yet, and "Secret Santa," which sent Roth's character Cal Lightman to Afghanistan. Roth went on to tell Zap2It that he has full confidence in Cary and the rest of the writing team that Shawn Ryan organized before he departed to work on two other Fox projects: FOX's midseason cop show Ride-Along and the FX comedy/drama series Terriers. To Read More Click Here .
Take a first look at Jason Dohring guest starring on LIE TO ME "Beat the Devil" Season 2 Episode 11 which airs on Monday June 7 at 8pm on Fox. Episode Synopsis: Lightman plays a dangerous game of cat and mouse with a brilliant, charming psychology graduate student whom Lightman identifies as a psychopath. When nobody believes him, Lightman sets out to prove the doubters wrong and catch the psychopath before he kills again. Complicating matters is Lightman's former mentor, a renowned psychologist who, also fooled by the charismatic young man, is protecting him for personal and professional reasons. Meanwhile, Loker and Torres travel to a small town to look into a UFO sighting in the "Beat The Devil" spring premiere episode of LIE TO ME airing Monday, June 7 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. Source & More Photos
THIS JUST IN: Although there's no official word from Fox, sources confirm that the network is thisclose to picking up Lie to Me for a 13-episode third season. Fox has also opted to bring back struggling freshman drama Human Target for a 13-episode second season, with Chuck co-executive producer Matthew Miller coming on board to serve as co-showrunner alongside Jonathan Steinberg. Source Here
Yikes: the suits at Fox have just been cast in their own remake of Sophie's Choice! The network likely has room for only one underperforming drama on its fall schedule, insiders tell me, and that leaves Lie to Me and Human Target competing for the slot! Who'll get it? Let's look at the pros and cons of each option: Both bubble shows are ratings underachievers. However, with all its special effects, Target is presumably costlier to make. And its finale last month sunk its numbers to a new series low: 1.9 in the 18-49 demo. And it's produced by outside studio Warner Bros., whereas Lie to Me is produced in-house (by 20th Century). Further, Lie to Me is in its second season and therefore more established than frosh Target. It also has another chance to impress execs with some Nielsen muscle when it returns from its hiatus on June 7 and begins airing its remaining episodes. Source: the Ausiello Files Updated Bubble Scorecard or follow Ausiello on Twitter
The fate of Fox's Lie to Me is unknown but the show's head writer-cum-executive producer isn't sticking around to find out whether the crime drama is coming back in the fall. Shawn Ryan ( The Shield , The Unit ) used his Twitter account Friday to explain why he's leaving the struggling series that stars Tim Roth and Kelli Williams. "I had a great year working on the show and helped develop a team that's ready for more responsibility," he wrote. "Time for me to go When I took gig, I had things in development, nothing in production. Now with Terriers and possibly Ride-Along, too much work." "Terriers" is a drama about private investigators that Ryan is developing for FX while "Ride-Along" is an ensemble cop show that's up for fall consideration at Fox. "As for timing, this allows studio time to give network succession plan to increase odds of pickup," Ryan continued via Twitter. "Still very excited to show you 12 episodes we have in the can. The great Howard Hessman guest stars in one of them." He goes on to tease that Melissa George ( Grey's Anatomy ) will guest star for three episodes. Lie to Me returns to Fox's schedule on June 7. Source
When considering the future of some shows on Fox and The CW , in the case of the former, there are only a couple of programs on the fence. Fox, overall, has had a strong year highlighted by the success of ' Glee ,' which trumps nearly any disappointment execs might have over already cancelled shows like ' Sons of Tucson ' or ' Past Life .' On the other hand, the CW has a few hours teetering on the brink amid some solid, if not spectacular, already renewed shows like 'Vampire Diaries' and ' Supernatural .' To check the threat assessment for the Fox and CW programs on the bubble, read on: Fox 1. ' Human Target ' The fact that ' 24 ' will not be coming back for a ninth year makes it likely that 'Human Target' will. Fox has something good with this show and given how they cultivated ' Fringe ' after one season, it's logical that 'Human Target' will get the same opportunity. Bob made a good argument for why it should be back. Then there's this comment from Fox president Kevin Reilly, that this is a show he'd "like to bring back next year." If he feels that way, it's probably going to happen. 2. 'Lie To Me' In the same interview, Reilly told The Hollywood Reporter, "I already see that being a player next fall." That sounds like a major 'yes' vote to me. 'Lie to Me' also has fresh episodes to air between now and the fall, so it could pick up momentum -- and viewers -- before a relaunch in the new season. At the very least, 'Lie to Me' should get a mid-season nod. To Read More Click here .
Fox will team up Hell's Kitchen with the new series MasterChef on Tuesday nights this summer. Season 7 of Kitchen, the reality cooking series hosted by Gordon Ramsay, will debut Tuesday, June 1 (8/7c), and will run for two hours weekly until the premiere of MasterChef on Tuesday, July 27 (9/8c). As previously announced, So You Think You Can Dance will air on Wednesdays and Thursdays, following its season premiere Thursday, May 27 (8/7c). Dance will be accompanied by encores of Glee on Thursday nights. In scripted series news, The Good Guys, Fox's new action-comedy starring Bradley Whitford and Colin Hanks, will air a preview Wednesday, May 19 (8/7c), then premiere Monday, June 7 (9/8c), following the return of Lie to Me (8/7c). Fox will also burn off episodes of Past Life beginning Friday, May 28 (8/7c). Sunday nights this summer will consist of a mix of repeats and original episodes of 'Til Death, Sons of Tucson, The Simpsons, The Cleveland Show, Family Guy and American Dad. Source Here