Being Erica will return to SOAPnet Wednesday, Jan. 26 at 11/10c, a network rep confirmed to TVGuide.com. The third season of the Canadian-based series will focus on a new chapter in Erica's therapy, as well as whether her new publishing business with Julianne (Reagan Pasternak) can survive. Being Erica, which stars Erin Karpluk as a therapy patient who travels back in time to fix her past mistakes, averaged 3 million viewers during its second season. Source Here
Now that we know we'll continue to get our televisual dose of time-travel even after Lost ends - thanks to yesterday's announcement that SoapNet's Being Erica will return for a third season early next year - PopWatch is proud to bring you our own version of a flash-forward: A few exclusive tidbits about the coming season of the cult fave. Erica exec producer Aaron Martin tells us that in the coming 13 episodes, we'll travel still deeper into the time-skipping-therapist network to meet Dr. Naadiah's own doctor, played by Graham Greene (an Academy Award nominee, no less, for Dancing With Wolves, and late of Twilight: New Moon). Kai will be back (phew), and we'll meet yet another patient, who happens to be Irish. To Read More Click Here .
The folks on Lost will be time-jumping no more in less than two weeks, but PopWatchÃ¢â¬â¢s other favorite time-traveling series will be back. Canadian broadcaster CBC and SoapNet simultaneously announced today that Being Erica has been renewed for a third season! The series will return with 13 episodes this fall on CBC before premiering in early 2011 on SoapNet. To Read More Click here .
This article 'teases' about the season finale of BE, but that's for Americans as BE season 2 aired in the fall in Canada. Though, it's still really nice to hear her talk about what her character has done throughout season 2, as well as hearing Erin talk about her role on the CW's 'Life Unexpected' and what it will mean for her if both shows get renewed this fall. Click Here to read the article!
Looks like there will be a season 3! Dillon Casey (you know, the guy who played Ryan in Season 1) talked about returning to "Being Erica" in late May to play the same part again! As he pointed out in his radio interview here he wasn't going to play an evil twin (major spoiler LOL). So, good news to all the Erica fans - we're up to one more season which will probably start in the fall.
* Criminal Minds (9/8c CBS) Academy Award-winning actor Forest Whitaker, who had a recurring role in the series The Shield, returns to television - and the world of crime - in this episode. Hotch and the team meet Whitaker's Sam Cooper when they investigate the murders of homeless men in San Francisco, where they work with a separate BAU group whose current case could be connected to the deaths. * American Idol (9/8c Fox) The Idol magical mystery tour continued last night when the Top 9 contestants came down with a severe case of Beatlemania. Without the singing services of the supersensitive Didi Benami - who was bumped last week - our lords of the sing took on the iconic songbook of Beatles gurus John Lennon and Paul McCartney. But a dark cloud now materializes: After this results show, only eight will have a ticket to ride and one contestant will be ousted. That person will just have to let it be. Also letting it be is songstress Rihanna, who performs the song "Te Amo." * Top Chef Masters (11/10c Bravo ) Bravo serves up a heaping new season of this tasty reality show, which tracks professional chefs as they compete for a cool $100,000 to be given to a charity of their choice. It all gets steamy in the Season 2 opener when meal masters Ana Sortun, Govind Armstrong, Jerry Traunfeld, Jimmy Bradley, Susan Feniger and Tony Mantuano craft aphrodisiacal dinners for romantic first dates. If successful, their meals will put a twinkle in the eye. Oysters, anyone? Gail Simmons, famed of Top Chef, joins the judges' table this season. * Being Erica (10/9c SOAPnet) This dramedy wraps up its second season with Erica making choices that affect two big parts of her life: her love life and her career. On the romantic front, Erica weighs the comfort of staying with Ethan against the new adventure of starting something with Kai. As for her job, Erica considers making a bold career move. To help her with all of these possibly life-changing choices, Dr. Tom throws a new twist into her therapy. * In Plain Sight (10/9c USA Network ) It's flashback time for Mary and Marshall after the first witness the pair handled together is put into danger by a break-in. The look into the past shows the dynamic duo's first meeting, which wasn't exactly picture-perfect due to a much-different Mary and her dismissal of Marshall's role in WITSEC. Allison Janney guest stars. Source Here
Playing Erica -- being Erica, if you like -- can be difficult to get a handle on. Karpluk's character uses time travel to physically revisit herself in the past, either as a 12-year-old or a 16-year-old or a 21-year-old, but with the memories and life experience of her 32-year-old self. Erica herself says, "This is the most intense, overwhelming experience I've ever had," but Karpluk says stepping into her character's shoes as an actor is not as intense or overwhelming as it may appear. "It was never overwhelming, and, surprisingly, I was never nervous. I get more nervous doing supporting roles than I do for this. It's honestly been one of the most incredible opportunities. "The one thing that's interesting is that the character is in almost every single scene. So it's very challenging when we go in to shoot. It's kind of like a five-month marathon. I set my blinders. But I'm the kind of person where I think I do my best work when I'm facing that kind of a challenge. There are no lunch hours. We are doing press, wardrobe fittings, read-throughs, whatever comes along. But I wouldn't give it up for anything, and I would love to come back for a third season. It doesn't happen very often for an actor to get a part like this and to be part of an experience like this. So I'm having a blast. It's great." Being Erica underwent a tonal shift in its second season, Karpluk agreed. "It was the same show, but we did go into the time travel a little bit more. Then again, I look at the time travel as the catalyst for her learning and growth and development. As the actress, there were a lot of times this season where I would think, even reading the pilot, how many regrets can this woman have? Is it going to get repetitive or stagnant? And it doesn't. Season 2 was so much fun to shoot. It was sexier. It was edgier. And Erica was more worldly and responsible and accountable, and used her experiences from the first season and applies them in the second season. And the audience was there with me. "In Season 2, she got chased by a bear, and she stole a Mercedes-Benz and went to Taipei and impersonates Celine Dion. For some reason, there was a lot of singing and dancing, and for that, I apologize so much, because I'm terrible. But it was the same show. It was just a better, stronger season." One of the more gratifying aspects of being Erica, Karpluk said, was seeing for herself how people react to the show's premise. "I had a woman approach me and say, 'I really wish that I could go back and find out who my biological parents were.' I didn't know her; she just approached me on the street. It was right when the show was starting. And I just remember how profoundly it affected me. As an artist, to be able to do something that connects with people, I -- my heart just went out to her. At the same time, I'm not a therapist. I'm just an actress in a show. I didn't quite know how to broach it, so I just wished her the best. But I thought, 'Wow, it's really affecting people.' That's what we're here to do." CBC will announce its fall plans -- and Being Erica's chances for a third season -- later this year. (source: )
* Human Target (9/8c Fox) Sunday's sneak preview of this new thriller gave us a good idea how Christopher Chance operates, such as finding a novel way to get off a high-speed train without the benefit of, say, stopping. Tonight he takes to the skies (what's next, the sea?) when unidentified goons are after an anonymous computer hacker who's privy to a critical piece of information. And faster than you can say "all in a day's work," a routine flight for our hero means flying upside down after the plane catches on fire. * Spectacle: Elvis Costello with... (10/9c Sundance) The bard of the Jersey Shore, Bruce Springsteen, graces the stage for the first of a two-part sit-down with Elvis Costello. It's an introspective and reflective hour as Bruce opens up about how music puts its "fingerprints on your imagination and into your heart" and how his "first band wouldn't let me sing." But sing he does as he goes solo on "Wild Billy's Circus Story" and "American Skin (41 Shots)," and brings down the house when he and Elvis channel Sam and Dave on the soul men's "I Can't Stand Up for Falling Down." * Modern Family (8c ABC) Although Jay would probably be the first to admit he's not the most enlightened man in the world, he has learned to accept, at least grudgingly, that his son, Mitchell, is gay. But when Mitchell suggests that one of Jay's best friends, Shorty (Chazz Palminteri), might be homosexual, the elder Pritchett is going to require a lot more convincing. Meanwhile, Phil's new universal remote renders the techno-illiterate Claire powerless, and Gloria gives Manny's date a makeover. Kristen Schaal also guest stars. * Being Erica (10/9c SOAPnet) This fantasy-comedy series returns for a second season and finds a big change in store for Erica: Dr. Naadiah has taken over her therapy sessions for Dr. Tom. After a year in which Erica and Dr. Tom kept digging into her past, Erica opts for a little role reversal and looks into Dr. Tom's past. Dr. Naadiah sends her back to 1998 to visit a younger, troubled version of Dr. Tom, and it turns out to be quite an eye-opening experience for her. * The Human Spark (8/7c PBS) If the host was anyone other than Alan Alda, this joke might resonate: Today's show proves that the actor has a brain. In any event, the three-parter's finale finds Alda's gray matter being mapped via high-tech imaging techniques, uncovering the parts used for language, tool making and deducting what's on the minds of others, as well as the very intangible that sets us apart from our simian counterparts: imagination. Source here
Season 2 officially starts on Sept. 22. This year the show will be on Tuesday nights.
Temple Street Production has announced that the DVD of Being Erica-Season 1 will be out in September.