TV Bumper Update: June 8th 2011

By Garth Franklin Wednesday June 8th 2011 04:21AM
TV Bumper Update: June 8th 2011

Blade: The Anime Series
A Japanese animated series based on the comic vampire hunter "Blade" begins in a few weeks in Japan and the first images and teaser trailer have just been released.

The Event
Fans of the cancelled NBC serial drama "The Event" had hope last week that NBC's sister network, Syfy, was considering producing a miniseries to round off the franchise's storyline and answer questions left lingering in the season finale.

Now Syfy digital exec Craig Engler has Tweeted "To answer some questions I've been getting, at this time we have no plans to pick up The Event." [Source:]

After two and a half seasons, Laurence Fishburne is leaving CBS' procedural drama "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" with the actor opting not to renew his deal to continue on the series.

Fishburne replaced William Petersen when the latter left the show in December 2008. The show itself has dropped off in ratings with the lowest rated season finale in its decade-plus run airing last month. [Source: The Live Feed]

All My Children
Josh Duhamel will reprise his role of con artist Leo du Pres for a cameo in ABC soap opera "All My Children" before it goes off the air in September.

Duhamel portrayed the role from 1999 to 2003 and seemingly died in a waterfall accident. His new episodes will start airing in August. [Source: EW]

Torchwood: Miracle Day
In a nice bit of role reversal, show runner Russell T. Davies confirms to AOL TV that while everyone else has suddenly turned immortal in the upcoming season, Captain Jack Harkness will suddenly lose his immortality.

"Everyone else is immortal, he's mortal. It's the biggest switch in the show, which we did in order to give us new insights into Jack. It's not fundamentally altering the character, it's fundamentally altering the rules -- the character stays the same, that's the glorious thing" says Davies.

Could this mean the death of Captain Jack? "I couldn't possibly say... but the stakes are that high" says Davies.

The Glades
The Matt Passmore-led A&E drama "The Glades" drew 3 million total viewers for its second season premiere and 4.4 million for encore.

The ratings held up decently to the 3.6 million viewers who tuned into the series premiere last Summer. [Source: The Live Feed]

Harry's Law
Brittany Snow and Aml Ameen will not return as regulars for the second season of "Harry’s Law".

The choice to leave has been described as a "mutual decision" between the actors and producers. Both actors have been invited to return as guest stars. [Source: TV Line]

The Closer
A trailer has emerged for the upcoming seventh and final season of the Kyra Sedgwick-led investigative drama which returns July 11th.

It looks as if the season premiere will deal with the fallout of the ending of last season's "War Zone" in which quite a few thought Brenda crossed the line - allowing a murderous cold-blooded gang member who scored immunity to be left in the middle of a neighbourhood surrounded by revenge-seeking gangbangers intent on extracting their pound of flesh.

Breaking Bad
AMC has scheduled the fourth season of "Breaking Bad" for July 17th and has unleashed the first, and quite somber, trailer below:

Terra Nova
FOX is giving a big push to its Steven Spielberg-produced sci-fi series "Terra Nova" through a theatrical trailer that's scheduled to hit cinemas this week. You can check it out below: