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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