Franklin and Bash
F&B has been renewed for 10 episodes next summer on TNT. I’m slightly surprised by this because the ratings have not been good. They haven’t been awful but they haven’t been lighting the world on fire. I have a bunch of episodes on my DVR so at some point I may check them out. And since I have dropped HawthoRNe from my summer viewing schedule, I may pick up F&B.
Grey’s is doing a time jump for Season 8. Not really. It’s five days after the Season 7 finale. So I was a little taken aback when I saw one website promote it as a “time jump.” Anyhoo, two major story lines will still be going on with one having a solution at the end of the season premiere….the McDreamys are still having problems from the fallout from Meredith tampering with the Alzheimer’s trial and Cristina is still debating whether or not she should keep her baby. For you Derek and Meredith fans hoping their issues would be solved at the end of the episode, sorry to disappoint you but that isn’t the storyline having a solution. That would be Cristina. At this point, five days later, she still hasn’t made up her mind on what she wants to do. But by the end of the premiere, she makes a decision. I know SL like this are always hot, sensitive topics for fans, but I really like SL like this. It brings so much interest to the show and I am really curious to see where Grey’s goes with this.
In other news, Sarah Drew (new Chief Resident Dr. April Kepner) is preggers in real life. On the debate table right now is whether or not to write the pregnancy into the story. In most instances, this wouldn’t be that much of an issue. But in this character’s case, it’s a little different. You see, April is still a virgin. And the new chief resident. Depending on how far along she is by the time filming starts and the season progresses, how will this be incorporated in? It could fascinating to witness this girl who has held onto her virginity for so long now have to deal with an unplanned pregnancy and the new responsibility of being the chief resident. Problem is, you are already dealing with one of those on the show…..Cristina Yang’s pregnancy. Do they really want to have Cristina’s unplanned pregnancy story out there, because no matter what her decision, there will be fallout for weeks/months to come, with April’s unplanned pregnancy just beginning? It wouldn’t make sense. So my gut tells me, we will be seeing April hiding behind lots of plants and patients this season.
Hell on Wheels
AMC has announced a premiere date for its Civil War era show starring Anson Mount….November 6th.
Starz’s new series Boss, starring Kelsey Grammar has set a premiere date for October 21st. Boss is about a ruthless Chicago Mayor (played by Grammar) who has been recently diagnosed with a debilitating disease. This is a big change for Grammar who has been in the comedy realm for the last 15 years. This show will really show the behind the scenes look at the mayor’s office in Chicago…the backdoor deals, the lying and manipulating that happens, and the lives affected by the decisions that are made. It sounds fantastic and I am definitely checking it out.