TVLine Items: Under the Dome Deaths, Idol Alumni Return, GH Vet Visits Castle and More
CBS’ Under the Dome will kill off some of its residents in the Season 2 premiere, and the list of potential victims just got shorter.
Exec-producer Neal Baer tells TV Guide Magazine that two of the following six players will say goodbye: Sheriff Linda (played by Natalie Martinez), Norrie (Mackenzie Lintz), Norrie’s mom Carolyn (Aisha Hinds), DJ Phil Bushey (Nicholas Strong), slacker kid Ben (John Elvis) and hoarder Andrea (Dale Raoul).
A big hint about one of the possible deaths: Martinez was recently cast in ABC’s drama pilot Secrets & Lies.
Under the Dome returns Monday, June 30 at 10/9c.
Read for more of today’s newsy nuggets? Well…
• American Idol alumni Adam Lambert and Chris Daughtry will return to the show as mentors during Randy Jackson’s “Boot Camp” phase, which begins airing Feb. 18, per The Hollywood Reporter.
• Just weeks after his onetime General Hospital costar Emily Wilson (ex-Ellie) guest-starred on Castle (in the “Dressed to Kill” episode), Bradford Anderson (ex-Spinelli) also is set to swing by the primetime ABC drama. Anderson will appear in the Feb. 24 episode, “Room 147,” which revolves around a murder to which multiple people confess, though none of them could possibly have done it.
• Missed all the drama on Dallas? You’re in luck: TNT is running a 25-hour marathon of Seasons 1 and 2, beginning Sunday, Feb. 23 at 8/7c and ending right before the Season 3 premiere on Monday, Feb. 24 at 9 p.m.
* HLN plans to rebrand itself as the go-to network for the social-media generation. As part of the change, it will reformat its programming to gather news, trending topics and other viral content from all media platforms.
* A&E has ordered 18 more episodes of the reality series Wahlburgers, featuring Mark, Donnie and Paul Wahlberg as they expand their burger restaurant business in the Boston area.
* HBO has released a new trailer for its upcoming Silicon Valley, a comedy from Mike Judge (Beavis and Butt-Head, King of the Hill) about the Bay Area tech hotbed. Press PLAY for a sneak peek at the series, which premieres April 6. Warning: The language is definitely NSFW.