TV on Tap: An “America’s Next Top Model” Shakeup, “The Daily Show” Gets a Boycott Threat and Bryan Fuller Discusses “Hannibal”


90210 alum Jennie Garth is A Litttle Bit Country in her new reality show.

News

Right wing asshats Bill Donohue and Brent Bozell are angry with Jon Stewart for a segment where he mocked Fox News’ dismissal of the GOP’s war on women and their eagerness to arbitrarily declare that there’s a war being waged on various holidays, condiments, historical documents, minerals and edible tubers. They’re threatening a boycott of The Daily Show‘s sponsors. If anyone gives in to them, they’ll have to face boycotts from millions of Daily Show fans.

With ratings continuing to drop on America’s Next Top Model, the series is shaking things up big time, dropping the three men — Nigel Barker, Jay Manuel and J. Alexander — who have been with the show the longest, all being replaced next season. I’m not sure that’s really going to help the series’ problems.

There’s one less woman who can claim to be a current and charter cast member of The Real Housewives of Atlanta.

VH1 has ordered a second season of sketch comedy series Stevie TV. I’m just happy to see a scripted show on that channel.

I may be a huge Bryan Fuller fanboy, but with all those movies and Dexter, I struggled to get excited about Hannibal. However, Fuller talked with EW about the prequel and now I can’t wait to see the drama. The series will start with Hannibal’s “cheery” days working with the FBI to solve crimes, before he was caught as a serial killer and, a period that gets little attention in Thomas Harris‘ books.

Why do HBO comedies keep portraying New York City as a city with little diversity?

In today’s “Really?” segment, the FCC is appealing to the Supreme Court to reinstate the fine it levied to CBS after that Super Bowl wardrobe malfunction.

When Lindsay Lohan appears on Glee as one of the judges at Nationals, she will be joined by Perez Hilton and Rex Lee. You take the good, you take the bad…

Friday’s Listings

Nikita (CW) 8:00 PM ET
The battle over control of The Division has been pretty amazing, nicely taking its time, but every week feels pretty epic and never feels like the show is spinning its wheels (a few other CW shows could learn from it). This week, Percy‘s making a move against Nikita, attempting to lure her out by setting free a man Nikita captured back in her Division days.

Degrassi (TeenNick) 9:00 PM ET
Adam gets ready to meet his secret admirer this week, with Claire‘s help (which should mean Claire is bearable for another episode) but is he ready to deal with the discovery of his admirer’s identity.

Fairly Legal  (USA) 9:00 PM ET
We’ve got a battle between the hot guys in Kate‘s life as Ben represents a man making a police brutality complaint about Justin.

Jennie Garth: A Little Bit Country (CMT) 9:00 PM ET
The latest reality series to star a former 90210 star sees Jennie Garth moving her family from Hollywood to a farm in central California, the basic premise of many a celebrity reality show.

Grimm (NBC) 9:00 PM ET
Nick is finally forced to choose between his two callings when he tracks down a criminal who turns out to be a wesen freedom fighter on the run.

Supernatural (CW) 9:00 PM ET
This week’s case involves Sam and Dean coming to the aid of an old hunter friend… but that seems like small beans in comparison to the promos that promise Dean finally seeing Bobby‘s ghost. This better not be one of those times when the ads are teasing us with the last 30 seconds of the episode, leaving us to wait another week to get anywhere.

In Plain Sight (USA) 10:00 PM ET
Back when In Plain Sight started, the series attempted a long-term storyline about Mary‘s troubled family history, including a father who ran off and was never heard from again, a storyline that was wisely forgotten. Before it wraps, IPS revisits that story as Mary’s father shows up in Albuquerque.

Magic City (Starz) 10:00 PM ET
There’s more of the gay front desk clerk as the authorities continue to try to use his arrest to get information out of him.

Chelsea Lately (E!) 11:00 PM ET
Last week, there was a very late addition to the schedule on Thursday, so I missed letting you know that Chris Colfer would be chatting with Chelsea. Thankfully, that episode gets repeated tonight.

Saturday’s Listings

Planet Earth Marathon (BBC America) starting at 6:00 AM ET
If you’re one of those viewers who laments how Discovery takes the David Attenborough narration out of those BBC nature documentary, BBC America is giving you the chance to watch the original version of Planet Earth as a lead-in to Earth Day.

Noah’s Arc Marathon (Logo) starting at 6:00 PM ET
Here’s a chance to relive the entire second season of Logo’s fondly remembered romantic drama.

Alien Tornado (Syfy) 9:00 PM ET
As the Syfy original movies get increasingly amazingly crazy, the latest one features aliens invading earth with tornadoes. That makes more sense than anything the aliens in Falling Skies ever did.

Leave It On the Floor (Logo) 10:00 PM ET
This indie film follows Brad, a young man who goes from being kicked out of his home to discovering the Los Angeles ball scene and the many colorful people who are a part of it. Of course, you can’t depict ball culture without great musical numbers and this movie has the creative team behind Beyonce‘s music videos working on it.

Paul F. Tompkins: Laboring Under Delusions (Comedy Central) 11:00 PM ET
The former Best Week Ever host’s latest stand-up special includes memories of his past jobs (hence the “Laboring” part of the title) — including that Best Week Ever gig.

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