TV Buzz: Starz Announces ‘Spartacus’ Final Season Premiere Date; ‘Real Housewives of Miami’ Gets Special Sunday Episode

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Starz has set a return date for Spartacus’ third and final season, Spartacus: War of the Damned. Liam McIntyre returns as the titular gladiator as the season begins following the defeat of Roman commander Gaius Claudius Glaber. It premieres Friday, Jan. 25 at 9 PM. [Starz]

Bravo is giving us more Real Housewives this Sunday with a special episode of The Real Housewives of Miami. The episode,which will air after The Real Housewives of Atlanta, will feature Alexia attempting to unite the housewives for a dinner. It is set to air at 10 PM. [Bravo]

CBS is readying a spin off of NCIS: LA. While the project doesn’t yet have a name, it will be written and executive produced by current NCIS and NCIS: LA executive producer Shane Brennan. The characters in the spinoff will center a on a small team of agents who travel the country solving crimes. Two of the characters will be introduced in a two-part episode of NCIS: LA. [Deadline]

Ratings for many shows were down on Monday night. Though NBC’s The Voice was the ad-coveted 18-49 leader for the 8 PM and 9 PM hours, ABC won the night in terms of actual viewers. FOX’s Bones and The Mob Doctor returned with audiences consistent with their season averages. [Zap2it]

Patricia Arquette will appear on Law & Order: SVU this November. The former star of Medium will play a call girl in the episode. In addition, Anne Meara, who has appeared on many TV Shows including The King of Queens and Oz will play Arquette’s mom on the episode. [TVLine]

It looks like Disney’s Boy Meets World sequel is a go, at least for pilot season. Word is Disney is casting for Cory (Ben Savage) and Topanga (Danielle Fishel)’s daughter Riley Matthews and her BFF, Maya for the project, Girl Meets World. The description for Riley says she is a 13-year-old girl who is loyal to her friends and ready to take on life. Maya will be the exact opposite of her best friend. Meanwhile, Cory is set to be following in Mr. Feeny’s footsteps teaching seventh grade history. [Zap2it]

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