TVLine Items: Flashpoint Sets End Date, NCIS Vet Inks New Deal, Jericho Revival Buzz and More
Flashpoint, the Canadian-produced cop drama that in the U.S. has aired on CBS and most recently ION, will end after its upcoming fifth season.
“While the series is still at its creative apex, we’ve decided to end [it] on a high note, and give those fans the satisfaction of a fitting series conclusion in our 75th episode,” executive producers Anne Marie La Traverse and Bill Mustos announced Tuesday in a statement.
The police procedural first debuted in 2007 before landing on CBS in 2008. After being dropped by CBS during Season 4, it found a new home on ION.
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• NCIS‘ David McCallum has inked two-year deal with CBS TV Studios that keeps the actor with the long-running procedural through next season and any possible 11th, Deadline reports. Michael Weatherly, Pauley Perrette and Sean Murray have yet to re-up with TV’s most-watched drama.
• Netflix is in very early talks with CBS to revive the short-lived cult fave Jericho, TV Guide Magazine reports. The pay-streaming site is said to be looking to emulate its recent deal with Fox, which will bring Arrested Development back to life in 2013.
• NBC will post extended versions of Parks and Recreation‘s final two Season 4 episodes online following each installment’s broadcast. A “director’s cut” of last Thursday’s debate episode is available now on NBC.com.
• Drop Dead Diva has cast Madchen Amick in a handful of Season 4 episodes, per TVGuide.com. The Twin Peaks alumna will play Parker’s old law school pal who is looking to become the firm’s creditor.
• Daytime Emmy-winner Jennifer Landon (ex-Gwen, As the World Turns) has been tapped to replace Eden Riegel (ex-Bianca, All My Children) as Heather Stevens on The Young and the Restless, TV Guide Magazine reports. She arrives in Genoa City on June 7.
• ABC has given the green light to The Glass House, a Big Brother-esque summer reality series in which contestants live together and viewers use social networking to vote for their faves and dictate twists.
• Justin Bieber is set to debut his new music video, “Boyfriend,” live on MTV this Thursday, May 3 at 7:50 pm EST.
• TLC has renewed Long Island Medium for a third season, to bow in September.
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