“Teen Wolf,” and “Major Crimes” Summer Finales and Visiting the “New Girl” Writers’ Room

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News

In case you need a guide to how Breaking Bad has used color to signal the characters’ states of mind. There’s an infographic summing up five seasons of costume design choices.

Bryan Cranson in "Breaking Bad"Breaking Bad: Where color matching is a common coincidence

Fox has won the bidding war over a comedy co-created by Tina Fey about a women’s college that starts accepting male students. Like with Dads, Fox has gone ahead and ordered a series. It’s the second comedy she sold in a week. Unfortunately, Fey doesn’t plan on starring on this show or the one she sold to NBC.

TV Guide argues for a second season of Whodunnit? but forgets to use the phrase “perfect summer viewing” or “reality TV always needed zombies”. I do think Celebrity Whodunnit? is an idea that could challenge the rule that adding celebrity to a show’s title means it has jumped the shark — at least if they fill the cast with actors who can’t act but don’t realize it.

Whodunnit? finaleAgain, reality TV could use more zombies.

Deadline reports that Greg Berlanti has sold another pilot, this one an adaptation of Spanish drama Los Misterios de Luara. Deadline describes it as following, “a female homicide detective who can handle murderous criminals — but not her evil twins.” (“Twins” multiple? So she’s the good one among identical triplets? That would be too amazing to be real. )

I expect a lot of people will agree when Jezebel calls Jon Stewart‘s return to The Daily Show “bittersweet” because, while it’s great to have Stewart back, it means saying goodbye to the sight of John Oliver sitting behind the desk.

John Oliver

The CW is moving forward with a series based on Lauren Graham‘s novel Someday, Someday Maybe. Graham will also write the script for the pilot

Listings

Teen Wolf marathon (MTV) starting at 11:00 AM ET
Major Crimes marathon (TNT) starting at 11:00 AM ET
It’s Summer Finale Monday with three shows wrapping up for the next few weeks and two of those shows are offering a chance to catch up before the wrap up.

Kier Gilchrist in "Delete"

Delete (Reelz) 8:00 PM ET
I thought this was the kind of disaster movie that went away after New Years Eve 1999, when we found out we did a pretty good job preparing for that Y2K glitch, but Reelz is airing this tale of computers becoming self-aware with “Kill all humans” on their to-do list. Still, this one has Keir Gilchrist for those of you who miss Moosh or just long to see someone who was on United States of Tara.

Switched at Birth (ABC Family) 8:00 PM ET
Daphne is about to face the wrath of Senator Coto, Toby‘s about to get married — despite the cosmic warning of spending the eve of his wedding getting tested for chlamydia with his Best Man who also needed to get tested.

Blair Redford in"Switched at Birth"

Major Crimes (TNT) 9:00 PM ET
Sure, we may be getting a Rusty in mortal danger cliffhanger, but we’re also getting a killer ex-model (yeah, like Andrew Cunanan) who doesn’t take things well when he’s rejected from a model search reality show.

Teen Wolf (MTV) 10:00 PM ET
We’ve got three heroes drowning in ice baths as part of a ritual to stop Deucalion. What could possibly go wrong?

Under the Dome (CBS) 10:00 PM ET
There’s a mysterious new woman in town, or because of that dome, I suppose Natalie Zea‘s character was taking a really long nap. Or something. Whoever she is, both Big Jim and Barbie recognize her.

Mike Vogel in "Under the Dome"

Below Deck (Bravo) 10:00 PM ET
Captain Lee and First Officer Aleks have been particularly annoyed with CJ’s tendency to think that orders are optional. I guess that ends tonight since he “suffers the consequences of defying Aleks and Lee”.

The Writers’ Room (IFC) 10:00 PM ET
The team behind New Girl — including the glorious Jake Johnson and show creator Liz Meriwether who I’ve been waiting to see in an interview ever since I heard that Meriwether is more like Jess than Zooey Deschanel. While I’m preparing to feel charmed, I suspect most of you should brace yourselves for annoyance.

New Girl's Jake JohnsonJake Johnson

Chelsea Lately (E!) 11:00 PM ET
Ross Mathews is back on the panel this week as Chloe Grace Moretz tries to convince Chelsea that Kick Ass 2 also managed to surpass the source material.

What will you be watching tonight? Please share in the comments!

 

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