TVLine Items: New Rescue Me Date, Voice Adds Live Set, Torchwood Draws Dushku, and More
Sound all five alarms! FX has changed the premiere date for Rescue Me‘s seventh and final season. The series’ nine-episode swan song will now get started on July 13, where it will air Wednesdays at 10/9c. Originally, the final run was set to kick off Tuesday, July 12.
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• NBC’s The Voice — which this week hit a series high in total viewers — is adding to its playlist a live results show to air Wednesday, June 22, at 8/7c. The Peacock has also set a date for the freshman finale, which will also air live: Wednesday, June 29, from 8 to 9 pm.
• The always in-demand Eliza Dushku, who just this week booked a White Collar gig, now has been tapped to voice a major character in Torchwood: Web of Lies, an online “motion comic” series based on Starz’s Torchwood: Miracle Day (premiering July 8). Per EW.com, the animated Torchwood will also boast voice work by franchise regulars John Barrowman and Eve Myles.
• Rocker Gavin Rossdale is busting out his acting chops for another small screen gig (having previously appeared in a 2009 episode of Criminal Minds). The Bush frontman will guest star in the eighth episode of Burn Notice‘s upcoming fifth season (premiering June 23), says EW.com, as a “wealthy and powerful villain.”
• Chew on this, ABC Daytime president Brian Frons: Every soap in the biz, including the estimable The Young and The Restless, is down ratings-wise for the 2010-11 season (ending May 22) — except for the canceled One Life to Live! As noted by EW.com, OLTL is bringing in the same demo rating as a year ago (1.1) while increasing viewership from 2.5 to 2.6 million. Was the soap scrubbed too soon? You be the judge.
• A teaser trailer for the final season of HBO’s Entourage has hit the web. Its message? “It all begins and ends with your friends.” Check it out below:
• Life Unexpected fans will enjoy this little gem: Shiri Appleby has posted a photo from her guest-starring turn on USA Network’s Royal Pains, to air July 13. What a pair she and Mark Feuerstein make.
• CMT’s Next Superstar has received a second season pickup, says EW.com. The Season 1 finale is set to bow on June 10 with a performance for Glee gal Kristin Chenoweth.
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