TV on Tap: Another Faboo Addition to “True Blood,” ABC Details “The Glass House” and Which Shows Will Be on the Bubble Next Year?


Saturday, Logo looks at provocative performance art with The Antics Roadshow.

This weekend gets off to a slow start but things get busy on Sunday.

News

The True Blood news has been trickling out and now we’ve learned that Veronica Mars badass Tina Majorino will appear in the third episode of this season as a member of the vampire authority. This season just keeps sounding better and better.

Aaron Sorkin says you shouldn’t watch The Newsroom looking for real-world parallels, “The show takes place in a fictional newsroom, none of the characters are inspired by real people, not even a little bit.”

ABC has released more details on its upcoming reality series The Glass House.

Meanwhile, Canada is getting its version of Big Brother, though its going to follow CBS’ model where houseguests vote each other out. We should probably begin writing out letters of apology to Canada.

iCarly grabbed a big screen guest-star before the show wraps, Emma Stone will appear as an iCarly superfan.

Which shows look like they will be on the bubble next year? It sounds likely we’ll spend next spring worrying about AE-faves like Happy Endings and The Good Wife.

One of those future bubble shows, Private Practice has its future lookig even more uncertain now that star Kate Walsh is leaving the show after the 13 episodes. Will ABC bother to keep the drama going without two stars?

ABC will be revisiting the hospital reality series it has aired in past summers. NY Med will be the follow up to Hopkins 24/7 and Boston Med.

History’s Hatfields & McCoys was a big hit in total viewers, but it wasn’t a record-breaking show among viewers under 50, where it still managed to rank among many hit shows — it just didn’t beat those hits.

Friday’s Listings

The View (ABC) Check local listings
We’ve got two gay comedians on the show as Mario Cantone joins the table as a guest-host while Margaret Cho stops by to discuss the new season of Drop Dead Diva.

Days of Our Lives (NBC) Check local listings
It’s like everybody in Salem has a gun and a reason to be murderously angry with Stefano, so brace yourself for a “Who stole Stefano’s teddy bear?” storyline. This is going to be a fun liveblog so be sure to join us starting at 1PM Eastern!

Scandalicious (Logo) 10:00 PM ET
This week Logo’s band of merry commenters take on celebrity feuds. I loved the ridiculously dramatic readings in last week’s take on celebrity rants, and I hope that gets repeated with this look at the kind of things feuding celebrities say.

Saturday’s Listings

Viral Video Film School Marathon (Current) starting at 3:00 PM ET
Thankfully, it turns out Current hasn’t completely forgotten about the greatness of infoMania (I still hold out hope that someone will see the need for a show that finds entertaining ways to discuss pop culture from minority perspectives) as it airs three hours of Brett Erlich‘s hilarious take on web video culture.

Game of Thrones Marathon (HBO Zone) starting at 5:00 PM ET
With the season finale coming up, HBO is re-airing the entire second season, and if you miss the first marathon, it cycles back starting at 3:00 AM and Noon on Sunday.

The Glee Project (Oxygen) 7:00 PM ET
One reliable sign of a hit reality show is the addition of a casting special to get viewers ready for the new season.

The Antics Roadshow (Logo) 8:00 PM ET
Produced by street artist Banksy, it takes a look at the history of public misbehavior, looking at disruptive stunts, the intent behind them and what went into them. The featured provocateurs include The Yes Men‘s out prankster Andy Bichlbaum.

Design Star (HGTV) 8:00 PM ET
I missed the premiere of HGTV’s summer staple, but HGTV is repeating the debut this weekend.

The Graham Norton Show (BBC America) 11:00 PM ET
Graham is getting a visit from The Scissor Sisters this week, along with Cameron Diaz, Kathy Burke and Sir David Attenborough.

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