The Week in Television Wrap June 8-14

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MistressesThis week on TVHackr, we talked about The White Queen’s first official trailer, the second episode of The Fosters, and casting news from History’s Vikings. Meanwhile, the internet revisited an infamous game show episode, extoled the rise of subversive genre programming, and took a look at the state of 3-D television.

Defiance 1.08 Preview: Nolan Discovers an Astronaut
Nolan and Tommy discover an astronaut from the year 2013 who had been in hypersleep during the Pale Wars, but is his presence in Defiance a danger to the residents of the town?

Showtime: Ray Donovan and Masters of Sex Teasers
The network released first looks at Ray Donovan, about a Los Angeles fixer whose father gets paroled early, and Masters of Sex, starring Michael Sheen and Lizzy Caplan as human sexuality researchers.

2013 TCA Nominations Announced
The Americans and Breaking Bad led the way with four nominations each, while the likes of Monica Potter, Tatiana Maslany, and Vera Farmiga were honored in the Individual categories.

The White Queen Trailer: You Will Know Loss
Coming to Starz in August, The White Queen centers on three women vying for the throne of England before the Tudor dynasty took over.

The Fosters Recap: Do You Believe Me Now?
On the second episode of The Fosters, Mike and Lena clash once more, Talya gets jealous of Brandon and Callie, and the Fosters figure out how Callie and Jude will be fitting into their lives.

2013 Critics’ Choice Television Award Winners Announced
Among the winners were The Big Bang Theory, Game of Thrones, Breaking Bad, Tatiana Maslany, Bryan Cranston, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and Louis C.K.

Vikings: Alexander Ludwig and Linus Roache Join Season 2
The second season of Vikings will find Ludwig playing Ragnar’s son and Roache portraying a potential ally to the Earl.

A Chat with Allie Gonino About The Lying Game, Future Plans
TVHackr made the trek to Austin for the ATX Television Festival and while there we talked with Allie Gonino about the fate of her ABC Family mystery.

Web Therapy Season 3 Teaser: The Return of Dr. Fiona Wallice
Who will be guest starring on Web Therapy this season? Find out the names (and reasons they’re contacting Fiona) here.

News Roundup: Miguel Gomez Joins Guillermo del Toro’s The Strain
Gomez joins House of Cards actor Corey Stoll in signing on for the thriller, which is based on a trilogy of novels penned by del Toro. He’s set to play a gang-banger fresh from juvenile hall.

Twisted 1.02 Sneak Peeks: Jo Struggles with Her Feelings for Danny
Next time on Twisted, Jo doesn’t know how to react to Danny being around, while Lacey struggles with how her peers are treating Regina’s death.

Portlandia Renewed for Two Additional Seasons by IFC
The Peabody-winning series will return for a fourth and fifth season, with both scheduled to include 10 episodes.

MTV: Awkward. Midseason Trailer; Zach Stone Scheduling Changes
While MTV released the fall trailer for Awkward. this week, it all but confirmed the cancellation of Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous, which has been shifted to 11:00 for the remainder of its season.

Sleepy Hollow, Bob’s Burgers Among FOX Shows Heading to Comic-Con
Twentieth Century confirmed the 11 shows it will be sending to Comic-Con in July, including Sleepy Hollow, Bones, and How I Met Your Mother.

The Fosters 1.03 Sneak Peeks: Should Brandon Move In with Mike?
Next time on The Fosters, Callie digs into her dark past and Jesus continues to see Lexi, even though they both know they shouldn’t keep dating.

HBO Renews VICE for Season 2
HBO has ordered another 14 episodes of acclaimed newsmagazine VICE, which currently airs Fridays at 11:00.

Magic City Season 2 Premiere Sneak Peeks: Vera Finds Out About Meg
Check out three sneak peeks at the second season premiere of Starz’s period drama Magic City, as well as a recap of the first season to refresh your memory.

Mistresses 1.03 Preview: Tensions Arise Between Savi and Dom
Next time on Mistresses, Savi and Dom aren’t sure how to be around one another after their night together, Karen can’t stay away from Sam Grey, and Joss’s new boss isn’t impressed with her.

Hit the Floor 1.04 Sneak Peek: Ahsha’s Uncomfortable Wearing a Bikini
Next time on Hit the Floor, Ahsha is faced with wearing something revealing during a calendar shoot, while Olivia looks into the whereabouts of Mia and Jelena sets her next plan into motion.

Nurse Jackie: Eve Best Not Returning for Season 6
Dr. O’Hara will be in London for at least one more season, as Eve Best will not return for the sixth season of the Showtime dramedy.

Magic City: Watch the Season 2 Premiere Here
Starz has released the second season premiere of Magic City ahead of its television debut.

Starz Greenlights Hour-Long Drama Power
The series, created by The Good Wife‘s Courtney Kemp Agboh, follows a wealthy nightclub owner who has a secret life as a drug kingpin.


Around the web:
The 10 Best TV Shows You (Probably) Didn’t Watch This Season (Vulture)
Need something new to watch during the summer? Want to impress your friends with your vast knowledge of semi-obscure television? Vulture has you covered.

Gillian Anderson, The Fall And The Rise Of Subversive Genre Fare (The Huffington Post)
The Huffington Post looks at the latest trend to hit television: “B-Movie TV.”

When an unemployed ice-cream-truck driver whammied Press Your Luck (The A.V. Club)
What happens when a game show contestant has watched the show enough to know how to beat the system? Reminisce with The A.V. Club.

With ESPN out, is 3-D TV dead? (CNN)
Now that ESPN has pulled the plug on ESPN 3D, what’s the future of 3-D television? CNN examines the ramifications of the move.

How To Introduce Kids To Tough Topics? Art And TV Can Help (NPR)
NPR looks at the importance that television can play in introducing difficult topics to children and making them palatable.

The Way We Watch Television: Sherlock By the Numbers (PopMatters)
PopMatters parses the viewing numbers of BBC’s Sherlock, including who the fans of the show are and how they watch.

Summer TV Bad Boys: 8 Dark Characters to Watch Out For (Cinema Blend)
There are going to be several quality antagonists/anti-heroes on television this summer. Cinema Blend brings you eight of them.