Weekly TV Wrap Up - February 12th, 2009

This week, we chat about Caprica, Supernatural, the NCIS spin-off, a new vampire pilot from The CW, Criminal Minds, Ghost Whisperer, Bones, Grey's Anatomy and some bits about ABC renewing some shows. Also, since we reported that Dave Letterman was announcing the 2009 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit cover model last week, it's only right that we finish what we started with a little something at the bottom of this post. Shall we get on with it? I knew you'd say that.

But before I say anything else, I would be remiss to not remind you that Joss Whedon's Dollhouse and Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles are coming to your TV this Friday night!

Caprica, the prequel to Battlestar Galactica:The two-hour prequel of Caprica is not due to air until the series launches in 2010. That isn't all that far away but if you can't handle the wait, you can actually buy it earlier than that on DVD or digital download beginning April 21st.

Caprica will be starring Eric Stoltz, Esai Morales, Paula Malcolmson and Polly Walker. Also Joss Whedon fans are spinning in joy because Caprica is being executive produced by noted Buffy The Vampire Slayer and BSG alumni Jane Espenson.

Stoltz, in his ever dead pan sort of approach said:

"I'm very excited about it. We're all sort of surprised that something with this kind of rich interesting content is actually going forward."

Hopefully it's not too deep of a content filled show to drag it down. We all know how intellectual story lines can kill a show these days with our much valued Nielsen families! Source: E Online,

A Supernatural Brother Is Cast!

It's finally happened! The CW cast the third Winchester brother for Supernatural! Jake Abel (Threshold) has been tapped to step into this critical role as the third Winchester brother, an 18-year-old named Adam Milligan. He will be joining Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles in the April 23rd episode.

Adam is the product of an affair that John Winchester had while he was off on one of his demon squashing trips. And John knew about him.

He'll only be in one episode and the episode has got some surprises for us. Hmm.. What do you think girls? Source: E Online.

The NCIS spin-off is getting its cast:The NCIS spin-off is staffing up nicely. Chris O'Donnell has been tapped to play Callen, a character who changes personalities often! And the other cool cat looking at a role in the show is LL Cool J, who was reported to be in final talks to play the role of Sam Hanna, an ex-Navy SEAL.

CBS still has four other roles to fill and the new team will have their spin-off introduced as an episode of NCIS to air later this season before getting their own show slot. Source:

The CW Jumps On the Vampire Bandwagon:Before the much vaunted series of Twilight books, there was a four-book series called Vampire Diaries written by L.J. Smith. With Twilight having gone all agog, the publisher has released the books again.

At first I thought they were only trying to cash in on the vampire craze, but the books have hit the NY Times best seller list and three more books have been ordered.

Now The CW has ordered a pilot based on the 1993 book series. They'll be bringing together Kevin Williamson (Scream, I Know What You Did Last Summer) and Julie Plec (Kyle XY) to both executive produce and write the pilot.

It will be about a young woman who's torn between two vampire brothers. There is a good brother and an evil brother and they're battling for the souls of the young woman, her buddies, her family and the small town where they live in. Sounds like a Mongolian barbecue run to me! Source: Variety

Criminal Minds Guest StarIf you're an Alex McLoughlin fan, and a Criminal Minds fan, go crazy if you want! McLoughlin will be guest starring in an episode of Criminal Minds where he will be playing the role of a serial killer. Dang, if you think about his demeanor, that just sounds perfect now, doesn't it?

The episode is going to be unique attempt at seeing things from the killers Point of view.

It's also been hinted at that we'll be seeing more of Loughlin on CBS soon. No more details were available. No, don't get your hopes that high. I doubt it's Moonlight, but heck, that sure would be nice though, wouldn't it? Source:

Ghost WhispererIt's about frackin' time! Melinda will be finally telling the new Sam about her abilities and she's going to be letting him in on his own secret issues in the March 6th episode. Now, let's see how he handles that one!!! Melinda will also be encountering some ghost hunters. LOL... Too bad it's CBS. NBC could have brought Ghost Hunters International across the set for one episode. Now that would have been an awesome cross-over! Source: CBS Press

Bones News:Any Bones fans out there? Just a tiny tidbit: Booth and Brennan will be getting "together" before seasons' end. Something to look forward to... I guess. Source:

ABC Will Be Renewing Some Shows Despite not willing to announce the pickups, it's being reported that ABC is renewing the following shows:Ugly Betty,Grey's Anatomy,Desperate Housewives,Brothers & Sisters, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, America's Funniest Home Videos, andThe Bachelor.

Speaking of Grey's AnatomyDuring an interview, James Pickens Jr. who plays Dr. Richard Webber gave up the ghost and revealed that Katherine Heigl and T.K. Knight are both leaving the show. This news has been floating around as rumors since July on Knight and December on Heigl. I won't miss Heigl, but it's a shame about Knight. Source: Us Magazine.

And Finally, The 2009 Sports Illustrated Cover Girl!How do I put this? Leonardo DiCaprio is one lucky ****. Her name is Bar Refaeli. There ya have it!

You're welcome!

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