Random Casting News

A lot of things have come out on this last days about the castings for the new shows and existing shows coming this fall.

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First of all is a not so very good news (at least for me): Captain Gates is no more. Yes, Castle will not have the adorably grumpy Captain coming fall, as Penny Johnson Jerald will not be returning for season 8. I really don’t like this, and I suspect that the game plan will be putting Beckett in charge of the 12th, but I don’t think that’s right… that’s jumping way to many hoops to get there.

On a much happier note, Sendhil Ramamurthy will reprise his role as Mohinder in Heroes Reborn. I always loved Mohinder, and I LOVE Sandhil, so I’m pretty excited about this!

Speaking of Heroes of some sort, Arrow’s Tommy will move to Chicago. Yes, Colin Donnell is the new series regular at Chicago Med, and he’s thought to be playing a doctor in pediatrics… oh my… By the way, Chicago Med was just pushed up to the fall!!!!! Yeah!

Joel McHale, fresh out of Community, just landed the first guest role in the X-Files revival. He’ll be playing Tad O’Malley, who is a conservative Internet news anchor who becomes an unlikely support for Mulder. Excitement forming!

And I guess it’s time to catch up on Elementary, as John Noble was cast to play Sherlock’s dad next season!!!

Agents of SHIELD upped two of its members to series regular, Henry Simmons, who plays Mack and newcomer Luke Mitchell, a.k.a. Lincoln. I’m quite happy about this, though not having yet seen the last 5 episodes of the season, I’m a bit wary of both of them. In the meantime, I really want to know what’s Nick Blood’s status, because that’s the one I want to stick around.

If I still watched Grey’s Anatomy, I would be pretty happy about this news. Jason George was just promoted to series regular. I’m still happy for Jason though, I absolutely love him 🙂 .

Community ain’t dead after all!

It seems that the dream of 6 seasons and a movie is still alive for Community!

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After being cancelled by NBC, there were talks that maybe HULU would take on the quest, but that fell through last month, so, for Community fans all hope was gone. But Yahoo Screen saved the day and has ordered a 13-episode 6th season.

Community is back…

… and I didn’t love it 😦

I honestly don’t know why, but I felt that Jeff was annoying again (I know that was part of the point), although I understand it was important, I didn’t like Pierce’s return. Also, they all have a melt down because their lives aren’t at the point they thought it should be, so they all return to community college? Really? I don’t feel it.

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Now with the gang all back at Greendale, with Jeff teaching, I do hope the next episodes get a little bit more of my love…

Welcome to the Family and Ironside are out, Community is in, Brooklyn Nine-Nine is all in!

NBC has cancelled two new series today: comedy Welcome to the Family and drama Ironside.

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I never came around to watching Ironside, but I’m super bummed about Welcome to the Family

On a more happier note, NBC has set the return of Community, which will start January 2nd. =)

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Brooklyn Nine Nine got a double dose of good news of their own. FOX picked up the show for a full season and that it will join New Girl in a “special one-hour comedy event” after Super Bowl XLVIII on Sunday, February 2nd, 2014, which we all know, is a big deal!

Nathan Fillion & Community

BEST NEWS OF THE WEEK (probably)!

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Nathan Fillion, the great Castle and Captain Mal Reynolds and Captain Hammer, will guest star on the cult comedy show Community (Deadline)! This is a big moment for Nathan as he is a self proclaimed fan of the show and had shown interest in guest starring in it… so well done…

As a fan of both the show Community and the great and only Mr Fillion, I’m delighted by this piece of news =)

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Obviously, when this news came out, so did the haters. Over the summer there was a lot of talk about Nathan being on a contract negotiation with ABC that would allow him to have a 4 day-work-week, and through said negotiation, he was not present on set to work. This issue was resolved and Nathan Fillion is reportedly working all days of the week, Fridays inclusive.

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So, for the haters, who are now saying that he doesn’t care about Castle and that kind of stuff: Molly Quinn was right when she said that the show is what it is because of Nathan Fillion! With this I’m not saying the rest of the cast (Stana) isn’t great, but the show is awesome because of Nathan! It’s time everyone realizes this! It’s normal for lead actors to ask for bigger things when the season number get higher… is it that unnatural that he wishes to work 4 days a week? NO! We have no idea how many hours he works in those 4 days, we also don’t know how much everyone else on the show works, but I would bet it’s less… So the point is: If you don’t know, don’t like or just say s*it, please, do us all a favour and just DON’T!

My Top 6 Moments of this Week’s TV

My favorite moments of the week! There were a lot of great other moments, like the Cam/Michelle/Finn triangulation on Bones, or Sheldon admitting that Penny helped him on The Big Bang Theory, or all the meet-cute’s of this week’s Cougar Town, or all the Sarah/Neal moments on White Collar, … But this is my week’s top 6! (Update: I just got around to watch last Sunday’s Shameless and I just had to include it!)

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1. Community (S04E03 – Conventions of Space and Time)

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This has been, so far, my favorite episode of the season. It had a great concept, costumes and my favorite 2 moments of the week.

The first is right in the beginning, when Britta has to sneak out of Troy’s room through the window so that Abed doesn’t find out that they’re sleeping together. She dresses on her way, in a highly skilled manner, curls her hair with Annie’s curly iron and lands on the corridor outside the apartment where she gets the bag of donuts she had hidden, along with her shoes and then she knocks on the door… genius…

And the moment when Jeff tells Annie that if she was really his wife, he wouldn’t be flirting with another woman in the hotel lobby… priceless!

(Note: I keep reading critiques to this Community post-Harmon era… I liked the 1st episode, I did not care at all for the second, but this one was pretty good! People keep telling that it feels off… well, every show has a point where it has to take a slightly different direction or it will have no space to grow…)

 

2. Beauty and the Beast (S01E14 – Tough Love)

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That kiss… it finally happened. And by the preview of next week’s installment, that’s not the only thing that will happen…

Catherine: “Crazy stuff happens, all I want to do is share it with you, figure it out with you. My ‘normal’  it’s when I’m with you. I love you! I don’t need walls or doors.”

Vicent: “I’m so in love with you.”

 

3. Shameless (S03E05 – The Sins of My Caretaker)

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Mickey kisses Ian! A moment I actually thought wasn’t going to happen on TV (probably because I read on Cameron Monaghan twitter that he thought it wouldn’t happen either). But it did. After Ian told Mickey that at least Lloyd wasn’t afraid of kissing him, and while preparing for a robbery  Mickey gets back in the van and kisses his man! Aleluia!

The episode had another amazing moment: the phone call Lip does to Karen. Priceless!

 

4. Castle (S05E15 – Target)

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That hug Kate gives Rick after Alexis has been kidnapped, while Gates is probably watching… it speaks volumes about her feelings for him…

    

5. How I Met Your Mother (S08E17 – The Ashtray)

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Just loved the moment when when the Captain offers Lily a job as an art consultant… After she voiced her pain about not being anything more than a kindergarten teacher, it was a definite win for her and she totally deserves it!

 

6. Law & Order: SVU (S14E15 – Deadly Ambition)

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Poor Amanda Rollins! She spends all her time trying to help her sister only to find out that Kim orchestrated the whole plan, to have Amanda kill her boyfriend… The moment when Amanda realizes what her sister has done and then she gets to her newly emptied apartment… heartbreaking!

My Top 15 Bromances

Romantic couples aren’t the only type of great TV relationships. Some of the most entertainment moments come from some great guy to guy friendships, also known as bromances.

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1. Joey & Chandler (Matt LeBlanc and Matthew Perry) – Friends

My favorite bromance ever has to be Joey and Chandler’s from Friends! Man, they had some good times: lost Ben on the bus, bought a Foosball table together, shared a great love for leather chairs and Baywatch, raised a Duck and a Chick, had matching bracelets (crazy ugly ones), between other crazy and memorable adventures! They loved each other and weren’t afraid of showing it! Joey even protected his bro when he thought that Monica was having an affair. Chandler, on his hand, supported Joey for most of the show, paying for acting lessons, food, rent and basically everything else, and even got rid of the ladies Joey brought home in the morning, telling them that he wasn’t in the whole relationship thing and baking them pancakes! Could they be more funny?!

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Joey: “We’re bracelet buddies!”
Chandler: “That’s what they’ll call us!”

2. Abed & Troy (Danny Pudi and Donald Glover) – Community

They have their own secret handshake, they moved in together (and occupied only one room, so they could have another room for The Dreamatorium), they had wars of pillows and blankets and they even have an imaginary morning show together! And now that Troy actually has a girlfriend (sort of), it has been said that she might not have that much room, because she’s competing with Troy’s other significant other: Abed!

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Troy and Abed in the mor-ning!

3. JD & Turk (Zach Braff and Donald Faison) – Scrubs

Roommates in college and best friends forever! They were always there for each other, driving the women in their lives crazy sometimes. They had nicknames for each other (“Brown Bear” and “Vanilla Bear”), many inside jokes and they even performed a musical number dedicated to their bro love.

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Let’s face the facts about me and you, a love unspecified. Though I’m proud to call you chocolate bear, the crowd will
always talk and stare.
I feel exactly those feelings too, and that’s why I keep them inside, cause this bear can’t stand the world’s disdain, and
sometimes it’s easier to hide.
Then explain our guy love, that’s all it is, guy love, he’s mine I’m his. There’s nothing gay about it in our eyes.
You ask me ’bout this thing we share
And he tenderly replies…
It’s guy love
Between two guys
we’re closer than the average man and wife
That’s why our matching bracelets say Turk and J.D.
You know I’ll stick with you for the rest of my life
You’re the only man who’s ever been inside of me.
Whoa, Whoa, I just took out his appendix
There’s no need to clarify.
Oh No?
Just let it grow more and more each day. It’s like I married my best friend
But in a totally manly way.
Let’s go! It’s guy love, don’t compromise the feeling of some other guy holding up your heart into the sky
I’ll be there to care through all the lows
I’ll be there to share the highs. uh!
It’s guy love between two guys
And when I say, I love you Turk. It’s not what it implies.
It’s guy love between two guys

4. Sam & Dean (Jared Paladecki and Jensen Ackles) – Supernatural

These 2 are actually brothers, but they have the most awesome brotherly relationship TV has ever seen! They would die for each other, literally!!! And they have, both of them, more than once… They’re awesome!!!

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I’m a grunt Sam. You’re not. You’ve always been the brains of this operation. And you told me yourself that you see a way out. You see a light at the end of this ugly ass tunnel. I don’t. But I’ll tell you what I do know is that I’m going to die with a gun in my hand. Look that’s what I have waiting for me. That’s all I have waiting for me. I want you to get out. I want you to have a life. Become a Men of Letters, whatever. You with a wife and kids and…and…and grandkids, living until you’re fat and bald and chugging Viagra. That is my perfect ending and it’s the only on that I’m going to get. So I’m going to do these trials. I’m going to do them alone. End of story. You’re staying here. I’m going out there. If land shark comes knocking, you call me. If you try to follow me, I am going to put a bullet in your damn leg.

5. Dean & Castiel (Jensen Ackles and Misha Collins) – Supernatural

The sarcastic hunter and the naive angel, with very poor social skills, are a match made, well, in heaven! It’s probably the most entertaining bromance on TV, and most of the times they don’t even have to say a word!

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My superiors have decided I’ve become too close to my charges and starting to show emotions, the doorway to doubt.

6. Chuck & Morgan (Zachary Levi and Joshua Gomez) – Chuck

Oh… I miss Chuck! Chuck and Morgan were best friends since childhood, grew up watching the same movies, playing the same video games  having the same interests and, even after Chuck went to college, they ended up working in the same place. They even got to live together for a while! Chuck suffered when he had to keep the fact the he had the intersect from his best buddy, but when Morgan found out, he joined the team ;-).

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Morgan is more than just my best friend. He’s my family. Before you got here, and long after you’ve gone, Morgan is my family.

7. Damon & Alaric (Ian Somerhalder & Matt Davis) – The Vampire Diaries

Alaric arrived on Mystic Falls hell bent on killing Damon, but it was Damon that got his way and killed the history teacher (luckily he was wearing the Gilbert ring and that was the first of many deaths to come). Then they started working together because they had to, and soon enough they were drinking buddies. And just like that, Damon was calling Ric his brother and Alaric was being mention as Damon’s best friend! But they are obvious downsides to being besties with a Vampire, you’re bound to end up dead… Ric died in Damon’s arms, in an heartbreaking scene when the snarkiest of all vampires in Mystic Falls realizes that he’s just lost his best friend and the woman he loves. (OMG, I miss Alaric and snarky Damon)

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You know what they are? Children. Like lighting a candle’s going to make everything OK, or even saying a prayer. Or pretending Elena’s not going to end up just like the rest of us murdering vampires. Stupid, delusional, exasperating little children. And I know what you’re going to say: ‘It makes them feel better, Damon.’ So what? For how long? A minute, a day? What difference does it make? Because in the end, when you lose somebody, every candle, every prayer is not going to make up for the fact that the only thing you have left is hole in your life where that somebody that you cared about used to be. And a rock with a birthday carved into it that I’m pretty sure is wrong. So thanks, friend. Thanks for leaving me here to babysit. Because I should be long gone by now. I didn’t get the girl, remember? I’m just stuck here fighting my brother and taking care of the kids. You owe me big.

8. Andy & Bobby (Ian Gomez and Brian Van Holt) – Cougar Town

This bromance, at times, seems like a full blown romance! Andy even said that if his wife died, he would want to raise his son with Bobby!!! Andy’s love for his “man” is notorious, but Bobby has his moments too, such as giving Andy a sweater for Valentine’s Day!

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I feel like I’m cheating on Andy.

9. Ted & Marshall & Barney (Josh Radnor, Jason Segel and Neil Patrick Harris ) – How I Met Your Mother

Ted is best friends with Marshall since college, they were roommates, then they moved in together and everytime one needs the other, the other is there. But then along came Barney, and man, are they close or what?! Ted is Barney’s best bro!!!

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Barney: Ted, can we be friends again?
Ted: Barney, come on, we’re… we’re more than friends. We’re brothers.
Barney: You’re my brother, Ted.
Ted: You’re my brother, Barney.
Barney: Did you hear that, Marshall? We’re brothers, now.
Ted: Marshall’s my brother, too.
Marshall: We’re all brothers.

10. House & Wilson (Hugh Laurie and Robert Sean Leonard) – House MD

Wilson put up with so many crap from is bestie… but still, he was always there for him…

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Wilson: You can be a real jerk sometimes, you know that?
House: Yeah. And you’re the good guy.
Wilson: At least I try.
House: As long as you’re trying to be good, you can do whatever you want.
Wilson: And as long as you’re not trying, you can say whatever you want.
House: So between us, we can do anything. We can rule the world!

11. Ryan & Esposito (Seamus Dever and  Jon Huertas) – Castle

They’re are partners and best friends and yet, they’re as different as two people can be. But that doesn’t mean they don’t love each other…

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Yeah, except we’re not a couple of top heavy co-eds out looking for fun. We’re highly trained officers of the law with enough fire power to take out a horde of undead.

12. Howard Wolowitz & Raj Koothrappali (Simon Helberg and Kunal Nayyar) – The Big Bang Theory

They are inseparable and, until the point that Howard actually found Bernadette, everyone kind of thought these two would end up together… because let’s face, Raj’s metro-sexuality is kind of gray…

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He doesn’t do anything for me. If I were going to go that way, I’m more of a Zac Efron kind of guy.

13. Peter & Neil  (Tim DeKay and Matt Bomer) – White Collar

Peter was the only man who could catch Neal… twice! They have their differences, but their relationship is important for both of them, so much so, that Neal hated lying to Peter when Elizabeth asked him to, and Peter hated being lied to… (Just a small mention to Mozzie, that is awesome and has a bit of bromance going on there too… with Neal obviously, but we can see something growing with Peter 2!)

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(Matt Bomer is HOT!)

Because you are the only one who could change my mind.

14. Mark & Derek (Eric Dane and Patrick Dempsey) – Grey’s Anatomy

Their friendship survived Mark’s affair with Derek’s wife, Mark’s affair with little Grey, and many other complications. But they were friends and had great moments of pure bromance… and then Mark died!

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He was like my brother. I have four sisters. Four very…annoying sisters. Mark was my brother, it’s hard.

15. Hiro & Ando (Masi Oka and James Kyson) – Heroes

Hiro told Ando he had the power to manipulate time and Ando believed him! That’s all that’s needed to say!

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You look badass.