The Week in Television Wrap September 14-20

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sleepy hollowThis week on TVHackr, we talked about early Emmy winners, change at the top of Rizzoli & Isles, and the possible series finale of Siberia, while the internet touched on television costume designers, a revolt over dubbing, and what sophomore shows could struggle this season.

American Horror Story: Coven Key Art: Acupuncuture Wound
FX released more key art from the upcoming third season of American Horror Story, which is set to premiere Wednesday, October 9th.

Spartacus Saga: Uncut Coming to Starz October 26th
Starz will begin airing all four seasons of Spartacus starting this October, only the episodes will be extended.

Tamaro to Step Down as Rizzoli & Isles Showrunner
Rizzoli & Isles showrunner Janet Tamaro has officially stepped down from her position, though she”ll remain as a consultant on the TNT hit series.

HIMYM: The Return of William Zabka…and Robin Daggers?
The final season of How I Met Your Mother will see the return of William Zabka after first appearing late last season.

The White Queen Episode 5 Recap: Dead Once, Damned Twice
While Edward fights to retain control of England, both Margaret Beaufort and Anne Neville suffer major losses.

Broadway Stars to Light Up Elementary
Several prominent Broadway figures will be popping up on Elementary this season. Who will they be playing?

ABC Project The Thirteen Reimagines History
ABC has put a project in development that imagines the world as it would be if the United States hadn”t won the Revolutionary War.

SNL Taps Cecily Strong to Co-Anchor Weekend Update
Saturday Night Live has added Cecily Strong to the Weekend Update desk, joining outgoing anchor Seth Meyers for his final months on the show.

Sleepy Hollow Series Premiere Sneak Peeks: What Does the Headless Horseman Want?
The series premiere of Sleepy Hollow find both Ichabod Crane and the Headless Horsemen resurrected 250 years following their deaths.

Sleepy Hollow Series Premiere Spoilers: Ichabod Crane Meets the 21st Century
Coming up on Sleepy Hollow, the mystery deepens and Ichabod continues working with Abbie to vanquish the evils lurking in the town.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine Series Premiere Sneak Peeks: The 99th Gets a New Captain
The series premiere of Brooklyn Nine-Nine introduced Captain Ray Holt to the 99th precinct, a tough, no-nonsense leader who clashes with Detective Jake Peralta.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine Series Premiere Spoilers: Meet the Captain
Coming up on Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Holt and Peralta continue to butt heads, while Gina”s psychic friend gets inside Charles” head.

Ravenswood Promo: Secrets in the Whispers
ABC Family mystery Ravenswood had another promo released, this time showing the five strangers pulled together by a devastating curse on their town.

AMC Developing Walking Dead Companion Series
AMC announced that a companion series for The Walking Dead has been placed in development with an eye on a 2015 series premiere.

Penny Dreadful Adds Billie Piper, Helen McCrory, Danny Sapani, and Simon Russell Beale
Showtime psychosexual thriller Penny Dreadful continued filling out its cast by announcing four additions, including Doctor Who veteran Billie Piper as an Irish immigrant.

CBS: Watch the We Are Men Pilot Here
Ahead of its September 30th television premiere, the first episode of CBS comedy We Are Men has been released online and through the CBS app.

HBO Orders The Leftovers Adaptation to Series
HBO has given a series order to The Leftovers, an adaptation of the Tom Perrotta novel of the same name. Lost“s Damon Lindelof will act as showrunner.

Emmy Awards 2013: Dan Bucatinsky and Carrie Preston Honored
Among the winners at the Creative Arts Emmys this year were Dan Bucatinsky and Carrie Preston, honored for their guest roles in Scandal and The Good Wife, respectively.

Stage and Screen Stars Join NBC’s Sound of Music Telecast
NBC”s production of The Sound of Music, airing December 5th, has added three Tony winners in Christian Borle, Audra McDonald, and Laura Benanti.

Siberia Season Finale Recap: Did the Contestants Make It Out of Siberia?
On the season finale of Siberia, the two groups of contestants were brought back together, but did they figure out a way to get out of the Siberian wilderness?

Iggy Pop Joins Once Upon A Time In Wonderland
The punk icon replaces The Who singer Roger Daltrey as the voice of The Caterpillar on the upcoming ABC spinoff, which premieres October 10th.

Mad Men Receiving Two-Year Sendoff, To End in 2015
AMC has announced that critical darling Mad Men will be airing its final season in two parts, each consisting of seven episodes.

American Horror Story: Coven: Watch Every Teaser to Date Here
Here”s a collection of every American Horror Story: Coven teaser released thus far, ranging from voodoo to snakes and creepy houses in New Orleans.

Syfy Acquires Canadian Werewolf Drama Bitten
Syfy will be airing the 13-episode first season of Canadian werewolf drama Bitten, which stars Laura Vandervoort as the lone female werewolf in existence, sometime next year.

TV Icon Carl Reiner is back on Two & a Half Men
Reiner is set to appear in multiple episodes of the CBS comedy this season, reprising his role as producer Marty Pepper.

Sopranos Alum Joining NCIS As Possible Replacement For Ziva
NCIS has potentially found a replacement for the departing Cote de Pablo. Which actress might be joining the team and who will she play?

Watch here: Extended Promo of Supernatural Season 9
The CW has released an extended promo for the ninth season of Supernatural, premiering early next month.

Copper Cancelled by BBC America After Two Seasons
BBC America has cancelled period drama Copper after two seasons, with the series finale airing September 22nd.

Devious Maids Season Finale Preview: All Questions are Answered
Who killed Flora Hernandez? Find out on the season finale of Devious Maids.

TNT Orders Steven Bochco Drama Murder in the First to Series
From NYPD Blue“s Steven Bochco, Murder in the First stars Taye Diggs and Kathleen Robertson.


Costume Designers for TV Have a Big Impact on Fashion (The New York Times)
The New York Times interviewed several television costume designers about the freedom their job provides vs. the same position in the film world, the impact of their work on everyday life, and how the recognition from their work on television has aided their career.

(The Wall Street Journal)
The Wall Street Journal examines how an increasingly fractured television market has made the competition for original series that much more intense.

(Vanity Fair)
Vanity Fair took a stroll around New York City to check out television advertisements and the common themes present in this fall”s new programming.

Sophomore TV Shows: Which Will Surge and Which Will Slump? (The Daily Beast)
The Daily Beast tries to predict which shows entering their second years will take steps toward a breakthrough and which might stumble enough to face cancellation.

TV may reinforce stereotypes about men in nursing (Reuters)
Dr. Roslyn Weaver, an adjunct fellow at the University of Western Sydney School of Nursing and Midwifery, led research into how male nurses are portrayed on television, with Reuters reporting the results.

Witches and Fall Television 2013 (Patheos)
If you like witches, you”ll find plenty of them on television this fall, as the likes of Sleepy Hollow and American Horror Story will prominently feature witchcraft.

Students fight against film dubbing on television (Prague Daily Monitor)
A group of Czech students are fighting for less dubbing and more English on television, arguing that it robs them of an easy opportunity to naturally learn the language.