The Week in Television Wrap October 19-25

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sherlockThis week on TVHackr, we talked about how NBC and FOX will approach midseason, the possibility of a Philip Marlowe series on ABC, and when season three of Sherlock will premiere, while the internet touched on TV weddings, how to make a ridiculous show work, and learning to love broadcast TV.

CBS Picks Up Full Seasons of Mom, The Crazy Ones, and The Millers
CBS has picked up full 22-episode seasons of three of its new comedies: Mom, The Crazy Ones, and The Millers.

BBC America Orders Intruders Adaptation to Series from X-Files Writer
Coming to BBC America is thriller Intruders, an adaptation of the novel of the same name by Michael Marshall that tells the story of a society seeking refuge from mortality.

FOX Orders 13-Episode Hieroglyph from Pacific Rim Screenwriter
Action-adventure drama Hieroglyph, from Pacific Rim co-writer Travis Beacham, has been given a 13-episode order from FOX.

Castle Creator Developing New Detective Series for ABC
Castle creator Andrew Marlowe is collaborating with Terri Edda Miller and Michael De Luca on a series centered on Philip Marlowe.

NBC to Air New Episode of The Voice on Thursday, November 7th
NBC announced that it will be airing an episode of The Voice on Thursday, November 7th at 9:00, preempting Sean Saves the World and The Michael J Fox Show.

NBC Cancels Welcome to the Family and Ironside, Announces Premieres of Chicago PD and Community
After cancelling Welcome to the Family and Ironside, NBC revealed premiere dates for Chicago PD and Community, as well as how its Wednesdays and Thursdays will look from now through January.

Fox Gives Brooklyn Nine-Nine Full Season and Post-Super Bowl Slot
In addition to giving cop comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine a full season, FOX will be airing a new episode following the New Girl Super Bowl episode.

Lifetime Revives Betty White’s Off Their Rockers for 20-Episode Third Season
Lifetime has officially revived Betty White’s Off Their Rockers, picking up the prank show for a third season that will air in 2014.

How I Met Your Mother: James Van Der Beek Returns as Robin’s Ex
Don’t Trust the B—- in Apt. 23 star James Van Der Beek will be returning to How I Met Your Mother as Robin’s ex Simon.

The White Queen Series Finale Recap: God Save the King
On the series finale of The White Queen, Henry Tudor makes one final play for the throne, while Anne and Richard continue growing apart and Elizabeth settles into a life of routine.

Starz: Watch the New York Comic-Con Panels for Da Vinci’s Demons, Black Sails, and Outlander
Starz uploaded New York Comic-Con panels for Da Vinci’s Demons, Black Sails, and Outlander to its Youtube channel.

Witches of East End 1.03 “Today I Am a Witch” Recap
While Wendy tries teaching the girls how to use their powers, Freya finds herself having strange dreams and Joanna has another run-in with the shifter.

Face Off Renewed for Season 6 by Syfy
Syfy has renewed acclaimed reality-competition series Face Off for a sixth season, which is set to premiere this January.

Witches of East End 1.04 Preview: Joanna Fights Back Against the Shifter
On the next episode of Witches of East End, Freya is tasked with helping Dash and Killian mend fences, while Ingrid rethinks her relationship with Adam and Wendy seduces an entomologist for spell ingredients.

Getting On Trailer: Angels of Mercy
HBO has released the first trailer for medical comedy Getting On, which centers on an extended-care facility in Long Beach and the nurses who work there.

ABC Family Announces Return Dates for Pretty Little Liars, Twisted, Switched at Birth, and The Fosters
ABC Family has revealed when to expect new episodes of Pretty Little Liars, Twisted, Switched at Birth, and The Fosters.

The Americans: Level Up Alum Aimee Carrero Joins Season 2
Level Up alum Aimee Carrero has been cast on The Americans as a Sandinista fighter who will do anything to further her cause.

Dracula Spoilers and Promos: The Blood is the Life
Coming up on Dracula, Dracula moves to London under the guise of introducing modern science to the city, but he soon discovers that the wife he thought was dead might not be.

NBC Puts Parks and Recreation on Hiatus, But Don’t Worry Yet
While there may only be two more episodes of Parks and Recreation this year, that means that the comedy will have an impressive streak of uninterrupted episodes come midseason.

Castle Review: “Time Will Tell”
Castle and Beckett deal with a suspect who claims to be a time traveler, but while they eventually find the true killer, the initial suspect’s claims aren’t as far-fetched as they may seem.

How I Met Your Mother 9.06 Review – Knight Vision
While Ted finds himself with three prospects for a wedding date, Barney and Robin have a confrontation with their minister and Marshall learns more about Daphne.

Power: Naturi Naughton, Lela Loren, and Joseph Sikora to Star in Starz Drama
Upcoming Starz crime drama Power has added Naturi Naughton, Lela Loren, and Joseph Sikora to its cast. The eight-episode first season premieres in 2014.

Showtime Renews Homeland and Masters of Sex
Showtime has renewed Emmy-winning terrorism thriller Homeland and period drama Masters of Sex for 2014, when they’ll enter their fourth and second seasons, respectively.

Body Of Proof: Could ABC Revive The Series?
Rumors have surfaced that ABC is pondering a revival of Body of Proof, which it canceled this past May. Should the network go through with it?

Great British Bake Off ends season, breaks Top Gear’s record
The Great British Bake Off finished out its latest season with series highs, breaking the network record held by Top Gear.

Sherlock Sets Season 3 Premiere
The third season of Sherlock will premiere Sunday, January 19th at 10:00 on PBS, the first time the U.S. air date has been announced before the UK date.

Arrow Adds New Villain, Sean Maher to Guest Star
Firefly alum Sean Maher has signed on to play Mark Scheffer later this season on Arrow, which will reunite him with Summer Glau, who joined the cast this season.

Super Fun Night and Back in the Game Earn Additional Script Orders from ABC
ABC has ordered additional scripts for new comedies Super Fun Night, starring Rebel Wilson, and Back in the Game, about a former softball star who coaches a team of misfits.

Betrayal 1.05 Preview: Has Sara’s Affair with Jack Benefitted Them Both?
On the next episode of Betrayal, Sara’s affair with Jack has a positive effect on both of their lives, while Ronnie deals with finding crucial evidence in Lou’s murder investigation.

Chuck Lorre to be honored with ‘Norman Lear Award’
Chuck Lorre has been named the recipient of the Norman Lear Achievement Award by the Producers’ Guild of America.

Once Upon a Time in Wonderland: Whoopi Goldberg Cast As…
Once Upon a Time in Wonderland has cast Oscar winner Whoopi Goldberg as the voice of Mrs. Rabbit in the show’s eighth episode.

Ravenswood: “Series Premiere” Review
On the series premiere of Ravenswood, five strangers are brought together by a deadly curse that has been impacting their town for generations. Can they find a way to reverse it?

Tessa Ferrer(Grey’s Anatomy): Leah likes Arizona’s attention
Tessa Ferrer hinted to The Hollywood Reporter that there might be something between Leah and Arizona in the coming episodes of Grey’s Anatomy.

Secrets & Lies Adaptation Ordered to Series by ABC
ABC has ordered an adaptation of upcoming Australian crime drama Secrets & Lies to series. The original is set to bow in 2014.

Outlander: First Look at Sam Heughan as Jamie Fraser
Starz has released a first look at Sam Heughan as Jamie Fraser in Outlander, currently in production on a 16-episode first season.

FOX Announces Midseason Premiere Dates for American Idol, The Following, Rake, Enlisted, and More
FOX has announced midseason premiere dates for American Idol, The Following, Rake, and Enlisted.


Cable vs. Broadcast TV: Learning to Love the Low End of the Dial (Variety)
Variety discusses its renewed enjoyment of broadcast television, which has come after adjusted expectations.

Timeshifting: let’s make TV weird again (The Verge)
The Verge argues that television should take advantage of the age of timeshifting and get weird again.

How to Make Your Ridiculous TV Show Work (io9)
io9 lists seven ways for ridiculous television shows to transcend their ridiculousness and become compelling.

10 reasons why today’s TV is better than movies (The Guardian)
The Guardian gives 10 reasons why television reigns supreme, including characterization, storytelling, and breaking new talent.

The 12 Best New Characters of the Fall 2013 TV Season (
Did your favorite new character of the fall make’s list of the 12 best?

I Do: The 17 Best Television Weddings (BuddyTV)
BuddyTV counts down the best weddings in television history.