Weekly TV Wrap Up - June 25, 2009

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Welcome to my weekly TV Wrap Up.

This week we're chatting about the NCIS cast, Chuck season 3 insights, a bit of Fringe cast news and I ask a question about a character from Lost.  I'm also going to touch on yet another alien invasion show from TNT.  Also have some details on the DVD / Blu-ray release of season one of Lie To Me.

I wrap it up with my usual look at how shows did in the ratings from last week.

Let's get on with it.


NCIS Spin-off Adds Cast

Linda Hunt will be joining the cast of the NCIS spin-off as a hard-nosed former film industry technician who oversees the "backroom" support staff.

Of note, Louise Lombard was let go from the staff, as the cast seems to be constantly evolving.

Is it me, or will we have a hard time getting past the 'ghosts' from Linda Hunt's past?

Source:  Entertainment Weekly


Chuck Season 3 Tidbits

In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Zachary Levi chats a bit about the upcoming third season of Chuck.

He talks about how folks are expecting "Orange Orange" to become a Subway and other ideas like that.

He also reminds us that next season is a 13-episode season, but if the ratings are good enough, NBC will add additional episodes.  (That's the part where it means "tell your friends.")

Source: Entertainment Weekly


Fringe Cast Grows

Meghan Markle (Deal Or No Deal, 90210) is joining Fringe as a recurring role in the upcoming season.  She'll be playing a brash and quick-witted FBI agent.

Well, at least she's moving up from briefcases duty and teen angst shows.

Not to mention, if I weren't already watching Fringe...  well you get the drift.

Source:  Hollywood Reporter


Is Charlie Coming Back To Lost Or What?

What are the chances of Dominic Monaghan (Charlie) returning to the next season of Lost?

It depends on the rumors surrounding the ill-fated rocker.

He's been seen having breakfast with showrunner Damon Lindelof.  That could mean what?  That two buds are having breakfast together?  Or are they plotting the return of Charlie to the island in some form or fashion?

Your guess is as good as mine.

Source:  E Online


Lie To Me Season 1

The Blu-ray and DVD release of season 1 for Fox's Lie To Me are due out on August 25th. The show is being released by Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment.

The release will include 13 episodes, featurettes, deleted scenes and a gag reel.  Here's a listing of extras from both the Blu-ray and DVD packages:

The Blu-ray Bonus Features include

  • The Truth About Lies
  • Deleted Scenes

The DVD Bonus Disk includes:

  • The Lightman Group Lie Detection Tutorials
  • Play ALL
  • Intro
  • Anger
  • Contempt
  • Disgust
  • Fear
  • Happiness
  • Sad
  • Surprise

Source:  TV Shows On DVD


Noah Wyle, Steven Spielberg and Alien Invasions

Noah Wyle has been snagged to headline a yet-to-be-titled sci-fi show on TNT that will involve yet another alien invasion plot.

The storyline kicks in gear approximately 6 months after an insidious evil alien species invades the Earth and Wyle will be the leader of the human resistance.

I'm a little disappointed that this premise sounds so much like another upcoming show that starts with a V.  I expected a bit more originality out of Spielberg.

Source:  Entertainment Weekly

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