Kathy Griffin Returns to “Anderson Live,” “Doctor Who” Remembers Sarah Jane Smith and “Necessary Roughness” Gets Sam Page

Plus this weekend brings finales for The Good Wife, Supah Ninjas and Vikings.


We’re headed towards the May upfront presentations, when we finally settle which shows will be returning and which ones are cancelled. Hitfix‘s Daniel Fienberg has assembled a look at every show that’s still on the bubble. It’s a forty-something part slide show so get comfortable before you start it up.

Is Lady Olenna the Violet Crawley of Game of Thrones? Vulture makes its case.

Game of Thrones' Lady Olenna

Would you like a chance to sit in the audience for the RuPaul’s Drag Race reunion? World of Wonder is holding a contest (travel isn’t included) to attend the taping.

The third season of Necessary Roughness is adding some familiar faces with Sam Page showing up as an agent who romances Dani while Teen Wolf‘s Sinqua Walls will appear as a star basketball player.

Sam PageSam Page

If you’ve ever watched Scandal and struggled to figure out why an actor looked familiar, Vulture has a chart to help you figure it out — if you recognize them from Grey’s Anatomy, Everwood, Private Practice, The Good Wife or Gilmore Girls. Sadly, Scandal is the only world where you can see out actors Guillermo Diaz and Dan Bucatinsky on the same show.

The newest great TV mash-up Tumblr is Joffrey Bieber which photoshops Game of ThronesKing Joffrey into Justin Bieber. It’s “Where fiction’s biggest brat and real life’s biggest brat become one!” and inspired.

Supernatural "Pac Man Fever"“Clearly, Sam, Supernatural viewers can’t get enough of me.
The numbers don’t lie… especially when they’re talking about a hacker.”

The return of Charlie (Felicia Day) gave Supernatural a 25% jump from its last original episode. I think it’s time the CW green-lit a Supernatural spin-off about an adorkable, badass lesbian hunter. And, maybe, makeover montage scenes.

The Cartoon Network is happy about the debut ratings for Teen Titans Go! which was the top show in its time slot, drawing 2 million viewers.

Friday’s Listings

Anderson Live (syndicated) Check local listings
The band reunites as Kathy Griffin returns as guest-host (maybe she’ll announce that her CNN show with Anderson has been green lit?) to play a game of truth or dare.

The View (ABC) Check local listings
Tim Gunn‘s dusting himself off from last night’s Project Runway finale to be a guest-co-host on The View.

Days of Our Lives (NBC) Check local listings
WilSon‘s back in action, though they’re working separately. Will (and Sami) are working to get in Stefano‘s good graces. Meanwhile, Sonny‘s questioning Adrienne for anything she might know about Nick.

The WomenThe Women

Friday Night Spotlight (TCM) 8:00 PM ET
Cher wraps up a run of spotlighting women in film with movies about women taking charge. It starts with The Great Lie an 8PM, Kitty Foyle follows at 10PM and The Palm Beach Story airs at Midnight. Finally, it all wraps with the camp classic The Women..

Nikita (CW) 8:00 PM ET
There’s another aftermath to address thanks to Alex, who is feeling foolish, angry, guilt-ridden and devastated. More pressing, Michael and Nikita have to figure out how to put The Division back together before the President finds out how bad things are and decides to… well, do the things Alex wanted to avoid.

Happy Endings (ABC) 8:00 PM ET
The gang got bumped last week due to more pressing events so we’ve had a week to wait to see what it’s like when Max signs up for a gay pageant. We’ve spent the week wondering and imagining the possibilities, it’s finally time to see the “Mr. Gay Gay Chicago” competition.

 Happy Endings

Da Vinci’s Demons (Starz) 9:00 PM ET
There’s an outbreak of possessions at a convent (are they sure it’s not tarantism, they should see if performing a musical number helps) but its making the Medicis look bad so Leonardo‘s looking for a solution.

Grimm (NBC) 9:00 PM ET
Since Nick also got bumped last week, he’s taking a second crack at the saving Portland from a lava wessen.

Grimm, "Volcanails"

Al Madrigal: Why is the Rabbit Crying? (Comedy Central) 11:00 PM ET
Another Daily Show correspondent gets to show off his solo talent with a comedy special. Madrigal makes some interesting commentary about the intersection between race and American identity, I’m eager to see his new material.

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