TV on Tap: A “Mythbusters” Misfire, Chris Zylka Binds Himself to the “Circle” and Will Ryan Seacrest Become a Morning Show Anchor?

Grimm gets a special Thursday night screening.


Cameron MathisonNow that All My Children won’t be continuing, Cameron Mathison is headed to Wisteria Lane. He’ll be romancing Bree in a Desperate Housewives episode expected to air in January.

The View plans to air a special episode paying tribute to One Life to Live before the groundbreaking soap signs off for good. I hope they bring up OLTL‘s history of groundbreaking relevant storylines like Ryan Phillipe‘s turn as gay teen Billy.

If you haven’t been watching ABC’s hit series Revenge or Once Upon a Time, you can spend the holidays catching up on the series. Both will be available to watch on ABC’s website until January. Come on, you know there will be a point at your family gathering where you’ll want to emulate Emily Thorne. Either one.

Neve Campbell has signed up for a movie at Lifetime that might turn into a series. Based on a series of books by Linda Castillo, Sworn to Silence will have Campbell as a former member of an Amish community who returns to serve as the town’s chief of police.

Chris ZylkaChris Zylka has been promoted to series regular on The Secret Circle. I have to admit I’m not particularly excited about the development. Zylka certainly brings the sexy but so far his character has bored me silly.

Now that E! is part of the Kabletown NBC family, the new owners are looking at classing up the place. They now aspire to be the “pulse of pop culture” with less trashy shows. And yet, their plans for the network include more of the Kardashians, which might get four spin-offs because people keep watching those shows.

Meanwhile, in another section of the NBC/Comcast empire, Ryan Seacrest might take Matt Lauer‘s place on The Today Show. Sadly, if they did, it wouldn’t make me think any less of The Today Show.

Fine. I’m a hipster.

The Mythbusters crew had a solid safety record until Tuesday afternoon when a cannon misfired and hit a home in Dublin, CA. In true Mythbusters style, the cannonball completely went through the house, crossed the street and landed inside a parked car. Luckily, no one was injured even though there people sleeping inside the house and the vehicle was occupied five minutes earlier.

Mark Pellegino has probably caught many AfterElton readers’ attention for his performances in Supernatural, The Closer and Being Human, so I expect some of you will be interested in knowing that he’s set to appear in an episode of Castle.

Comedy Central announced that it’s working on a number of new potential series including a sketch comedy show starring Wyatt Cenac and another with Eugene Mirman as well as an ensemble comedy from the people who created Autotune the News.


The Nate Berkus Show (syndicated) Check local listings
It’s time for Nate to help another couple fighting over how they’ll redesign a room. This time he’s creating three different compromise designs for them to decide.

The Wendy Williams Show (syndicated) Check local listings
Wendy‘s getting a visit from the cast of The A-List: Dallas.

Days of Our Lives (NBC) Check local listings
Chad, Sonny and Will continue to hear from the hacker, as they learn the truth about the illegal gambling that’s been going on through their site.  So far, I’ve been underwhelmed by this storyline, but I’m in a good mood about Days after yesterday’s appearance by faux-Susan (that was a faux-Susan, right? The real one is still living in Genoa City, right?)

Community (NBC) 8:00 PM ET
The study group have to sing to save Christmas when the Greendale Glee Club is unable to perform. That’s right, for its final pre-hiatus episode Community is parodying Glee. I’d say it’s going to be a long hiatus, but I’ll have Liz Lemon to keep me company.

Winter Wipeout (ABC) 8:00 PM ET
it’s the return of Winter Wipeout as the obstacle course show delivers its first Christmas episode featuring obstacles like the Nutcracker Sweet, Santa’s Workshop and a Penguin.

The Big Bang Theory (CBS) 8:00 PM ET
In the second bully-themed episode of the week (after Raising Hope) Leonard has to face the person who bullied him in high school.

Parks & Recreation (NBC) 8:30 PM ET
When a project turns out to be particularly challenging for Leslie she decides it’s time to battle from outside the department, forming a grassroots movement.

The Office (NBC) 9:00 PM ET
Andy wants to make his first Christmas as regional manager one everyone remembers fondly, so he tries to grant everyone’s holiday wishes.

Burn Notice (USA) 10:00 PM ET
This time, it’s Jesse who brings the team together as he needs help stopping a shipment of blood diamonds from making it into the United States.

Grimm (NBC) 10:00 PM ET
The death of a high school teacher leads Nick to realize that there’s more to the school outcast than it seems. I sure hope they picked a good episode for the Thursday showcase.

Beavis & Butthead (MTV) 10:00 PM ET
As if managing to get on the set of an adult film weren’t enough reason for comedy, in that visit the boys are mistaken for drug dealers.

It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia (FX) 10:00 PM ET
The gang get ready for their high school reunion. Presumably, that means finding ways to insist that they’ve been successful in life.

Gigolos (Showtime) 11:00 PM ET
In the second season finale, Vin meets with gigolo Zeb Atlas who tells Vin he should consider expanding his menu to include male clients.

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


Tomorrow’s Preview

The Nate Berkus Show (syndicated) Check local listings
Nate has a Friday show focused on helping body, mind and soul.

The Ellen DeGeneres Show (syndicated) Check local listings
Lady Gaga will be giving Ellen a visit on Friday.