TV on Tap: Alan Ritchson Gets a Pilot Role, Benedict Cumberbatch Won’t Be “Doctor Who”‘s Master.


I’d like to think of tonight’s Hot in Cleveland as Sue Ann and Lou battling it out for another round.

News

Alan Ritchson has found his next role now that Blue Mountain State has ended. He’s joined a CBS comedy pilot, Super Fun Night, about three nerdy women. Ritchson will play the “hunk-a-licious” boyfriend of one of the three leads’ sisters.

The season finale of The Good Wife will see Martha Plimpton and Michael J. Fox‘s teaming up for a battle with Lockhart & Associates. I hope that ends up being as epic as it sounds.

Steven Moffat has denied rumors that Benedict Cumberbatch will appear on Doctor Who to play The Master. You’ve just heard the sound of fanboys and fangirls letting out a cry of anguish all at once.

Roseanne Barr‘s comedy pilot Downwardly Mobile has added two more to its cast with Eureka‘s Salli Richardson and Greg Cromer, who you might recognize as Happy EndingsDoug Hitler. Cromer will play a former hedge fund manager who loses everything to a ponzi scheme while Richardson will play his wife, who is initially led to believe that they’re just vacationing at Roseanne’s trailer park.

The latest reality series to plan an All-Star edition is Design Star which will bring back six competitors in July. If the returnees includes Matt Locke, I am so there.

Reno 911! alum Tom Lennon will appear in an episode of New Girl as Nick considers moving out, prompting Schmidt and Winston to seek a new roommate.

That cat that Cee Lo Green holds while judging singers on The Voice is actually rented for filming. Green is too busy to care for a cat with his performing schedule but he made sure they hired a rescue animal.

Smallville‘s Allison Mack will appear in the second season of Wilfred as a new love interest for Ryan.

The big Pretty Little Liars finale drew 3.7 million viewers, the second-best performance for an episode.

The Big Bang Theory just may be the biggest show on TV right now. Not only is it dominating Thursday nights, but repeats are the number one show in syndication and pushed TBS to be the most-watched cable network among adults under 50.

Listings

The Talk (CBS) Check local listings
It’s a good thing I haven’t had enough of Miss Piggy, since she’ll be joining the ladies of The Talk today.

Survivor (CBS) 8:00 PM ET
Tonight promises another confrontational tribal council and a major injury that requires a competitor to be carried away… also, I figure we’ve got another week of Colton just being awful.

Whitney (NBC) 8:00 PM ET
After spending the past few months referring to Whitney as a “When unfunny shows happen to funny people,” (see also, I Hate My Teenage Daughter), I was very pleasantly surprised by last week’s episode. How does a show that mostly delivers tired jokes about gender stereotypes suddenly reveal such a nuanced understanding of sexual orientation? We’ll see if Whitney can keep it up with tonight’s penultimate episode that sees Neal and Lily try to figure out what’s next for their relationship.

America’s Next Top Model (CW) 9:00 PM ET
Some of ANTM‘s great moments have come from the commercial challenges, and tonight not only do we have a commercial challenge, but this one comes just as the American ladies’ are seeing their morale falter.

Bent (NBC) 9:00 PM ET
So I’m not much of an Amanda Peet fan and the premise of Bent — where a single mom downsizes and realizes she may have something to learn from her contractor — doesn’t sound particularly interesting. However, I’ve been hearing critics I trust say good things about NBC’s new comedy, so I’ll be checking it out. It helps that Peet’s co-star David Walton is very easy on the eyes.

Interior Therapy with Jeff Lewis (Bravo) 9:00 PM ET
Jeff‘s next project is a cluttered entrepreneur’s home filled with art, leaving Jeff to figure out if you can still call it “hoarding” if the clutter is worth millions of dollars? Or do you have to find some upscale euphemisms like “overextended display of high culture” or “fine baubles suffering from a pedestal backlog”?

Happy Endings (ABC) 9:30 PM ET
I’ve got mixed feelings about tonight’s episode, which sees Dave turning to Alex for help when a guy at the gym (Bobby Moynihan) starts bullying him. On one hand, this show is starting to get a fun handle on Dave and Alex’s “setting my Facebook status to ‘It’s complicated’ does not do this situation justice” relationship. However, after the way things ended last week, I’m just bound to be disappointed that we’re not getting a body-switch story.

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (CBS) 10:00 PM ET
When the CSI team investigates a crime at an Alice in Wonderland-themed party (where Sam Harris is one of the guests), they’re a little distracted by a visit from Hodges‘ mother (Jaclyn Smith), whose questions about his love life lead to Hodges faking an engagement. Alice in Wonderland and Charlie’s Angels in the same episode, it like someone at CSI is mining my childhood.

Hot in Cleveland (TV Land) 10:00 PM ET
What feels like Ed Asner week (not that I’m complaining) wraps up with his third guest-appearance, this one reuniting him with Betty White. He’s a Country Club president looking for a chance to get revenge on Elka, just as Elka’s roommates are planning to apply for membership.

Million Dollar Listing New York (Bravo) 10:00 PM ET
While this week’s real estate storyline sees Fredrik trying to sell all the units in a building still under construction, the previews show that we’ve also got another clash between Fredrik and Michael coming.

South Park (Comedy Central) 10:00 PM ET
If there was a way to separate fools from their money, you know Cartman will eventually try it. This time that means creating a gemstone home shopping channel. Maybe he could have looked at NBC’s Fashion Star and pretended his shopping channel was actually a reality show?

Happily Divorced (TV Land) 10:30 PM ET
It’s a situation a lot of us end up facing with our parents, and tonight Fran starts to worry that her father’s mind isn’t as strong as it used to be.

Jimmy Kimmel Live (ABC) 12:05 AM ET
Not only is Dave Franco appearing in tonight’s episode, comedy icon Don Rickles will be visiting and there will be a performance from Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem.

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

Tomorrow’s Preview

The Ellen DeGeneres Show (syndicated) Check local listings
Kristin Chenoweth will be visiting Ellen to discuss the increasingly-faboo GCB.

Tavis Smiley (PBS) Check local listings
Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner will be chatting with Tavis tomorrow..

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