CSI has made another significant casing announcement this off-season. Sam Malone, otherwise known as, Ted Danson, is going to be a series regular on the hit TV show. On CSI’s 12th season (wow!) Danson will be the new supervisor in charge and his experience comes from a lab in Portland.
Castle and Beckett and the boys are going to have a new captain in the fall and she is much different from Captain Montgomery (I still haven’t gotten over his death.) Captain Victoria Gates will be played by Penny Johnson Jerald of 24 fame. Captain Gates is said to be tough but she is more concerned about climbing the NYPD corporate ranks than the grunt “police work.” Doesn’t sound like she and Beckett will be getting along initially. I’m really anxious to see how Jerald’s chemistry works with this very solid cast.
How I Met Your Mother
Remember the guy that left House/acting altogether for a job at the White House? Well he’s back! Kal Penn is joining HIMYM in a recurring role as a love interest for Robin. Not sure how long he’ll be sticking around since he is hitting the campaign trail with Obama in 2012. But this will bring and interesting dynamic for all of us who are hoping the bride Barney is marrying at the end of the season is Robin. Barney looks to be starting things again with Nora (who I love) which left Robin slightly perturbed. But now Robin seems to be moving on herself. How will this impact a potential Barney/Robin romance? Time will tell!
Jesse Spencer has renewed his contract with House and will be back as a Dr. Robert Chase for House’s eighth season. I know a lot of House fans were sweating that one because it REALLY was down to the wire to sign him. And after Lisa Edlestein’s Cuddy suddenly parted ways with the show, I don’t think House fans could take another major departure!
In what really isn’t that surprising (but some people are reportedly shocked by this news) Lea Michele, Cory Monteith, and Chris Colfer will NOT return to Glee for Season Four. Season Three of Glee, which kicks off Tuesday Sept 20th 2011, will be their final season. I don’t know why people were surprised by this. Ryan Murphy had already said that as characters graduate from McKinley, they won’t return to the show. This is a show about a high school Glee club, not this particular group of people and we follow them through life (like we do in shows like 90210 and Gossip Girl.) So these people will move on, new people will come in, and the McKinely High School Glee Club, has been and always will be, the focus. Sounds reasonable to me. So it shouldn’t be surprising to anyone that Rachel, Finn, and Kurt will all graduate this year and move on with their lives apart from McKinley. The question will be, who else is graduating? I would have to think Quinn and possibly Santana. Puck should but he could easily be left back. Brittany may never graduate. So we have to see.