E! Shows the Wisdom of Ryan Lochte, “Dexter” Readies Its Final Season and “Southland” Rises

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According to The Hollywood Reporter NeNe Leakes is the latest woman from one of the Real Housewives shows to get a spin-off series that begins with the planning of a wedding.

This year’s E!’s Save One Show is out, and the choices include a few TBL-faves like The Carrie Diaries, The New Normal and Happy Endings. You know what to do.

The Carrie DiariesSo many choices, but its hard to walk away from Walt.

FX has ordered a comedy starring George Lopez. Saint George will follow a Mexican-American businessman and follow the model of Anger Management where episodes will be quickly produced to sell them in syndication sooner.

After a lot of speculation, Showtime finally confirmed that Dexter will end this season. Let’s be thankful Showtime’s not playing coy with Dexter‘s end date the way they did with Weeds.

In disappointing news, Deadline reports that Giovanni Ribisi has replaced Tommy Dewey on the upcoming Fox sitcom Dads. I like Ribisi, but after his Mindy Project run, I was really looking forward to seeing more of Dewey.

mindyproject-tdeweyHow can Dads pass up on this?

The NAACP is criticizing CNN for its misreporting that there was a suspect for the Boston Marathon bombing and the way the news network felt the need to repeatedly tell viewers that the suspect was a “dark-sinned male.”

It’s starting to sound like the story of how All My Children and One Life to Live transitioned from the airwaves to online could inspire quite a soap itself. Deadline reports that the production company taking the two soaps to the web, Prospect Park, is suing ABC accusing the network of sabotaging the effort. A lot of the accusation is focused on OLTL characters that were “on loan” to General Hospital including killing off some of those characters off screen. Excuse me, I’m going to pop some popcorn.

 SouthlandSouthland: Too good to say goodbye.

The Southland season finale saw ratings jump by 15% from the previous week and about 55% from the season premiere. Let’s hope that’s good enough to get a sixth season… or, at least, a wrap-up movie.

In 2011, the Emmy Awards combined the categories for TV movies and miniseries, due to the small number of mini-series being made. Now, thanks to more miniseries being made (along with series like American Horror Story and Missing deciding to compete as miniseries), the miniseies categories are returning, at least the acting categories.

Friday’s Listings

Friday Night Spotlight (TCM) 8:00 PM ET
Tonight’s movie night turns its attention to professional women with His Girl Friday at 8PM, Woman of the Year at 10PM , Tender Comrade at Midnight and The Devil and Miss Jones at 2AM.

Nikita (CW) 8:00 PM ET
Sensing there are only a handful of episodes left in the season, Amanda speeds up her plans and manages to get Nikita in her conditioning chair. As dark as that gets, that probably can’t compare with the death of one of Nikita’s allies. There’s also supposed to be a Mikita shower scene so at least there’s some sexy to go with the depressing.

Happy Endings

Happy Endings (ABC) 8:00 PM ET
Tonight’s double-feature sees Alex and Dave coach Max as he enters the Mr Gay Gay Chicago pageant (I guess there wasn’t a Mr. “Not Your Usual Gay Guy” Gay Chicago Pageant, or maybe even ABC is getting tired of that… nah), the return of Max’s ex-roommate Chase (Mark-Paul Gosselaar), who can’t get his revenge on Max until Max has a better life, and Penny‘s rebound relationship (he knows what cars are).

Da Vinci’s Demons (Starz) 9:00 PM ET
Leonardo may be most interested in the Book of Leaves but if he’s going to be able to keep searching for it, he’s going to have to start designing war machines that please the Medicis a lot more. Meanwhile, if they’re going to keep us watching, they’re going to have to let a few more gay characters survive a sexual encounter.

 Grimm

Grimm (NBC) 9:00 PM ET
Nick expands his portfolio to include fighting demons as he tries to prevent a volcano from destroying Portland. Volcano. Sigh, I guess I should stop hoping for an episode where Nick meets Madame Pele.

Out There (IFC) 10:00 PM ET
For the first season finale, Chad gets access to the cool yearbook kids’ clique (wait, yearbook? what?) thanks to his nifty doodling. That just leaves the question of how his conscience will end up bringing him back to being one of the unpopular kids.

 

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