TV News: Primeval, Dexter, Office, Minds


The four-month shoot in Dublin for the seven-episode fourth season of the previously cancelled British sci-fi series “Primeval” has just wrapped reports Den of Geek.

It was almost a year ago ITV announced the axing of the series after its third season due to production costs. A deal was then worked out between ITV, German television company ProSieben, UKTV and BBC Worldwide to fund two further seasons of the show. The six-episode fifth season is already in production and will wrap in November.

ITV1 will broadcast season four in early 2011, while UKTV’s new entertainment pay TV channel ‘Watch’ will premiere the fifth season later that year before its run on ITV1. Both seasons will be broadcast in HD.

Hannah Spearritt, Andrew Lee-Potts, Ben Miller, Jason Flemyng, Lucy Brown and Ben Mansfield have all returned to the show. New cast members incorporated over the fourth and fifth season include Alexander Siddig, Ciaran McMenamin, Ruth Bradley, Jonathan Byrne, Anton Lesser and Ruth Kearney.


Johnny Lee Miller has signed on for a recurring role in the upcoming fifth season as a mysterious man who ends up tangled in the storyline of Julia Stiles’ incoming character reports

Miller joins Stiles, Shawn Hatosy and Maria Doyle Kennedy as the new regular/recurring cast members of the season set to premiere in September.

The Office

Steve Carell has confirmed to E! Online that he will be leaving NBC’s “The Office” at the end of the upcoming seventh season.

Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior

Janeane Garofalo (“CSI”) has joined the cast of CBS’ “Criminal Minds” spin-off which has scored the title “Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior” reports Entertainment Weekly.

Garofalo will play one of the main agents on the show about an elite team of profilers working under Forest Whitaker’s character.