TV on Tap: A “Community” Feud, Florence Goes “Unplugged” and Margaret Cho Hosts Dinner on The Food Network


It’s Booth, Brennan and baby makes three when Bones returns with new episodes.

News

The Food Network announced its upcoming programming which includes Chopped filming on location and a talk show for Margaret Cho. Blind Dinner Party will see the comedienne host a dinner party with seven guests “who come from completely different backgrounds.”

Bryan Fuller‘s Munsters reboot, Mockingbird Lane has found its Marilyn. The “ugly” member of the Munster clan will be played by Charity Wakefield, who you might recognize from the BBC’s 2008 adaptation of Sense and Sensibility. My one disappointment, when I first saw a picture of Wakefield, I thought she was Caroline Dhavernas and had a moment of false hope of getting to see Fuller work with a former Wonderfalls cast member again.

In further Bryan Fuller news (I love typing that phrase), the Hannibal pilot will be directed by David Slade, who previously worked on the Awake pilot and Twilight: Eclipse.

Dermot Mulroney will appear in the upcoming season of Enlightened as an investigative reporter and love interest for Laura Dern‘s character.

After sixteen seasons, The Bachelor might finally have its first non-white Bachelor. Might.

MTV will continue to air The Real World and it’s employment program for former Real World cast members, The Challenge, for one more season.

If you didn’t buy the comedy special Louie CK sold online, you’ll have a chance to watch it on FX sometime in the near future.

The faboo Sara Rue is having a busy pilot season. She’s just joined her second comedy pilot. She’s joined the Jimmy Fallon-produced pilot about three immature thirtysomething dads, though it’s the second priority to her other pilot, the Reba McEntire-starring Malibu Country.

Cameron Daddo, the reason I kept watching Models Inc. longer than the story warranted (though nothing could keep me watching Pirate Master), will appear on Nikita late this season as the President of the United States. There’s something worrying about a Nikita episode including the President. Something bad is bound to happen.

MTV is producing eight more episodes of Unplugged that will include performances by Florence + the Machine, The Civil Wars and Dierks Bentley.

Charlie Sheen‘s Anger Management almost found a way to get me to watch: casting Charlie’s real-life father Martin Sheen as his on-screen dad.

Community got surprisingly good ratings news for its first week airing against a new episode of The Big Bang Theory, beating 30 Rock‘s recent performance in the time slot.

On the other hand, Chevy Chase and Community creator Dan Harmon are reportedly feuding, leading to speculation about whether Chase will stick around if the comedy gets a fourth season.

Listings

The Nate Berkus Show (syndicated) Check local listings
Spring brings the unveiling of the season’s hot new color, a House Proud viewer’s vintage home and the secrets of a budget champagne and dessert party.

American Masters (PBS) Check local listings
A double-feature of literary women from the south features the lives of Margaret Mitchell and Harper Lee.

Bones (Fox) 8:00 PM ET
Fox’s crime series returns as Brennan insists on working on the case of remains being discovered in until the moment she gives birth.

The Voice (NBC) 8:00 PM ET
At last, the live shows are here and viewers can vote for their favorite singers (at least, within the judges’ teams). At this point, I find myself leaning towards Team Adam (mostly for Kim, since I’m feeling overexposed on Pip). Do you have a preference?

Being Human (Syfy) 9:00 PM Et
We’re at the season’s penultimate episode (we’re also at a time of year when I get to use “penultimate” a lot) as Josh debates if his worried puppy looks can get Julia to accept that he’s a wolf and Sally tries to make amends with Zoe.

RuPaul’s Drag Race (Logo) 9:00 PM ET ET
No matter how good or bad a season of RuPaul’s Drag Race may be, there’s one challenge that’s always fun — the drag makover. This season, they’re turning some DILFs (Dads I’d Like to Frock) into drag queens.

Smash (NBC) 10:00 PM ET
If I were trying to get you not to watch (though the growing stack of unwatched episodes on my DVR says I should), I’d stop at mentioning that this week’s episode follows Tom and Julia as they try to think of a better title than “Marilyn: The Musical.” There are also stories about Eileen trying to recruit a big name star and Ivy and Karen auditioning for the same role in an orange juice commercial. I’m not sure if any of that helps. On the other hand, Bobby definitely shows up.

Castle (ABC) 10:00 PM ET
Tonight’s Pyramid clue is “handsome men with accents” as Charles Shaughnessy plays a British Consulate and Brett Tucker appears as a Scotland Yard detective.

Conan (TBS) 11:00 PM ET
Neil Patrick Harris will be visiting Conan tonight. As a bonus, Raising Hope and Garfunkel and OatesKate Micucci.

Watch What Happens Live (Bravo) 11:00 PM ET
Andy‘s got Shannen Doherty and Kristin Chenoweth visiting tonight.

The Colbert Report (Comedy Central) 11:30 PM ET
Steven is talking with former New Mexico Governor and GLBT-friendly Libertarian Presidential Candidate Gary Johnson.

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

Tomorrow’s Preview

The View (ABC) Check local listings
Tori Spelling will be visiting the Talk table tomorrow.

Tabatha Takes Over (Bravo) 10:00 PM ET
For her fourth season finale Tabatha isn’t taking over — she’s moving in, since he latest client runs a bed & breakfast.

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