SR’s Inaugural Weekly TV Wrap Up

Published 6 years ago by , Updated June 27th, 2013 at 3:06 pm,

Welcome! This is the first rendition of Screen Rants Weekly TV Wrap Up. This is where we pass on some of the TV news we come across, keeping you on the edge of news and updates. Our regularly scheduled day will be Thursday mornings, so be sure to check in every week with us.

When there’s TV news, it will be here!

1. Sci-Fi’s Eureka has a new character coming on board in the form of Tess Fontana (Jamie Ray Newman), who’s joining Global Dynamics. The 2nd half season will debut later this year. Source: SCI FI Wire

2. Sci-Fi Channel has ordered a second season of Ghost Hunters International and a sixth season for Ghost Hunters. Additionally, their new college based series, Ghost Hunters: Next Generation is headed at us with a 2010 premiere. Source: Sci-Fi Wire

3. In case you didn’t notice, Pushing Daisies has been dropped before it got to finish its run. (Is it that bad?) And at this time, there is no set air date for the remaining episodes of the brightly colored show. Sorry gang. Source:

4. The green-screen based Sci-Fi show Sanctuary has done well enough to be picked up for season number 2 with 13 episodes. Source:

5. Here’s a list of People’s Choice Awards winners from TV

  • TV Drama: House M.D.
  • TV Comedy: Two and a Half Men
  • TV Animated Comedy: The Simpsons
  • Sci-fi/Fantasy Show: Heroes
  • Reality Show: Dancing With the Stars (Bruce admits… great eye candy if you have to sit through it)
  • Game Show: Deal or No Deal (Why does everyone blow it on this show?)
  • Male TV Star: Hugh Laurie (He’s the man! A sarcastically honest man.)
  • Female TV Star: Christina Applegate
  • Scene-Stealing Guest Star: Robin Williams, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
  • TV Drama Diva: Kyra Sedgwick as Brenda Johnson, The Closer
  • New TV Comedy: Gary Unmarried
  • New TV Drama: The Mentalist
  • Online Sensation: Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog (OK, it’s not TV, but I could get this on my TV… does that count?)


6. REMINDER: Friday Night Lights is back on NBC on January 16th!

7. Eleventh Hour will have a new agent for a few episodes. FBI trainee Felix will be joining Agent Young, played by Omar Benson Miller. Source:

8. The Unit (One of Bruce’s favs) is getting a new team member in the form of Wes Chatham playing a recurring role of Sam. He’ll show up sometime in March in a real whopper of an action packed episode. Hmm… when aren’t they? Source:

9. Don’t forget, in case you’ve missed any of the 1,000 ads that The Sci-Fi Channel has been running, tonight is the series finale of Stargate: Atlantis, and the season finale of Sanctuary.

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  1. In regards to “Eureka,” what does later this year mean? I’m sorry but Sci-Fi really needs to get their friggin act together with these shows. Had it not been for my owning a DVR, I probably could have cared less about the return of “Battlestar Galactica” and “Eureka.” I mean C’MON!!! What the hell!!!

  2. Let’s just hope this “whopper” of an episode of The Unit isn’t all political like Season 2′s finale and 3′s premier…

  3. Ash: Sci-Fi has been aloof about the return date for Eureka.

    Ken: The Whopper of an episode supposedly introduces the new character in an intense Bourne/Bond-style action sequence. What ever that might mean!

  4. Unfortunately I have to say that Stargate: Atlantis went out on a very weak note IMHO. Final two episodes seemed TOTALLY thrown together at the last minute to close the TV series. Very abrupt and “Deus Ex Machina” feeling to them.

    I’m disappointed.


  5. Well… they did seem eclectic from the flow of the rest of the show. Not sure what they were thinking since they’ve known about this ending for some time…

    Well, at least they didn’t get too long in the tooth.

    Hey! Atlantis is sitting right off the coast in my neighborhood! (More or less) I should go visit.

  6. What I thought was weak was the idea that in the series finale after all
    these threats to earth,
    Its NOW that they have to go back to earth to save it .

  7. Pushing Daisies will HAVE to air the last three shows, it has a contract.
    Eureka, on the other hand,is a summer show. The ‘midseason’ finale gave it time to stop until July (when it shows anyway).
    Btw, it’s is a contraction meaning it is. Its indicates possession.

  8. thanks nancy. i’ll git this writin’ thing down sooner or later!

  9. I’ve only seen the first of the two part ending to Atlantis and have to agree so far, Vic.

    The moment I started watching it I just thought, if I wanted to watch CSI then I would. But I don’t. Gimme Atlantis!

  10. The award give to Hugh Laurie and everthing else concerning House does not suprise me. That show alwasy finds a way to crack me up no matter how bad a day I’ve had :D and the performance from Robin Williams was amazing, sent chills down my back on how really messed up he can act! lol

  11. I haven’t seen the series finale of SG: Atlantis yet but the episode prior to it was boring to me. Also, in the first episode where an alternate McKay was introduced, he said the Shephard in his universe was brainy, but this first-parter didn’t show Shepherd in that light.

    I never saw House until the USA network had a marathon this past Christmas. I got hooked on the show watching the first episode. Laurie deserves all the kudos.