TVRage Bulletin: ‘Franklin & Bash’ Adds Willie Garson, ‘Blue Bloods’ Gets Syndicated & More!


TVRage Bulletin: ‘Franklin & Bash’ Adds Willie Garson, ‘Blue Bloods’ Gets Syndicated & More!


In addition to all of the other news we’ve been reporting, here are a few entertainment and TV headlines you might have missed:

-USA’s Willie Garson is heading over to TNT. The ‘White Collar’ actor will guest star in an upcoming ‘Franklin & Bash’ episode, has learned. Garson is set to play Dr. Alex Schwartzman, a plastic surgeon who encounters some trouble with his wife, who wants a divorce.

-CBS cop and family drama ‘Blue Bloods’ is headed for syndication, Deadline reports. It looks like ION, WGN America and an SVOD partner are acquiring rights for the series, starring Tom Selleck and Donnie Wahlberg. The drama is slated for syndication later this year.

-TVLine has exclusively revealed ‘Glee’s midseason poster, featuring Lea Michele, as Rachel, and Chris Colfer, as Kurt. The image reads, “This is going to be epic!,” in addition to spreading the word about ‘Glee’s move back to Tuesday nights.

-WGN America’s ‘Manhattan’ has cast Ashley Zukerman (‘Terra Nova,’ ‘Rush’) as Charlie Abrams, an intelligent “numbers guy” with an IQ of 180. Comedy Central’s ‘Crazy House’ has also cast Whitmer Thomas (‘Poor Paul,’ ‘Ben and Kate’) as co-lead opposite of Nick Turner.

-ABC’s ‘Dancing With the Stars’ has just fired its band leader, Harold Wheeler, and his 28-member orchestra. No official reason has been given regarding Wheeler’s exit. Read more statements here via The Hollywood Reporter.

-Kate Walsh’s NBC pilot, ‘Bad Judge,’ has added two more actors, including John Ducey (‘Jonas,’ ‘Will & Grace’) as a “dapper” district attorney, who’s willing to do anything to get to the top, and Mather Zickel (‘House of Lies,’ ‘Bones’) as a psychiatrist and love interest for Walsh’s character.

-Lastly, ABC’s drama pilot ‘Sea of Fire,’ starring Jack Davenport and Jennifer Carpenter, has added ‘The Walking Dead’s Lilli Birdsell. She will star as Davenport’s “befuddled” and “suicidal” wife, Laura.

- Franklin & Bash
- Glee
- Manhattan
- Crazy House
- Dancing With the Stars
- Bad Judge
- Sea Of Fire
- Willie Garson
- Ashley Zukerman
- Whitmer Thomas
- John Ducey
- Mather Zickel
- Lilli Birdsell
- WGN america
- Comedy Central

Written by: akoerner
Feb 4th, 2014, 10:19 am

Images courtesy of Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images North America


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Message Posted On Feb 4th, 2014, 12:22 pm

I absolutely love Willie Garson.  I'm also a big Franklin & Bash fan so having the two together for an episode will be perfect!