TV on Tap: Cory Monteith Revisits Rehab, Martha Plimpton Returns to “The Good Wife” and “The Walking Dead”‘s New Regular


But will the pastry plate make the transition to prime time?

News

There have been rumors and speculation about Matt Smith and showrunner Steven Moffat quitting Doctor Who with the series’ 50th anniversary. However, Smith told Radio Times that he’s going to be playing The Doctor next year. After that, he says he likes to sign on one year at a time.

I won’t want to spoil you, but according to The Hollywood Reporter someone surprising signed up to be a series regular for the fourth season of The Walking Dead. Click on the link if you want to see who.

Having lost one of its lead performers, NBC has decided to postpone the pilot Girlfriend in a Coma until later. Deadline reports that with so many actors committed to other pilots, NBC has decided to wait until after pilot season to try to find a replacement for Christina Ricci.

Girlfriend in a Coma works as an example of the challenges of pilot season, where networks scramble to cast a large number of roles in a short amount of time. This year, the situation is even worse with cable networks and streaming services filming pilots at the same time as everyone else.

Cory Monteith has checked himself into rehab for substance abuse, according to People with two episodes of Glee left to film. We send Monteith our best wishes.

At Wondercon, The Middleman creator Javier Grillo-Marxauch hinted that some kind of crowdfunded revival of the series is in the works, though there were no details available.

Matthew Broderick has signed up for a rare pilot role, Deadline reports, joining a comedy that follows a recently-widowed dad who is starting to date again.

Pivot, the new cable channel that will include Joseph Gordon-Levitt‘s variety show, has ordered a reality show described as “Meet the Press meets Jackass” starring Meghan McCain. I love that description, I’m just not sure I can see Meghan McCain hosting that show.

Since Matthew Perry and Michael J. Fox can’t carry all the evil on The Good Wife, Martha Plimpton will be returning as Patti Nyholm. The same episode will also include Denis O’Hare as blood-drive enthusiast Judge Abernathy.

Listings

Days of Our Lives (NBC) Check local listings
Before Sami and Will can turn to Stefano for help in dealing with Will’s paternity issues, they’ve got to get back in his good graces. Now, when we baked a pie, we made sure to share it with Stefano, so he’s allowing us to liveblog today’s episode with an unfiltered sense of snark starting at 1PM Eastern.

The Carrie Diaries (CW) 8:00 PM ET
Can Madonna fix relationship problems? Carrie seems to think so (even though its 1984 and we were still wondering if how long her career would last with such a specific style, with no idea of what would happen next) hoping that tickets to “The Virgin Tour” launch party can smooth things over with Sebastian.

All In with Chris Hayes (MSNBC) 8:00 PM ET
As a morning show host, Chris Hayes has done an exemplary job discussing current issues with a wide variety of people, especially gay issues (Dan Savage is usually a great interview but his discussions with Hayes have been the most thought provoking interviews I’ve seen). Tonight, he graduates to MSNBC’s prime time lineup as Rachel Maddow‘s lead-in, a combination that sounds like Nerdvana to me — even if they didn’t use my favorite suggestion for a title, “Supper with Chris Hayes.”

Bones (Fox) 8:00 PM ET
Tonight Fox gets into the business of helping Warehouse 13 fans make it through the hiatus.  Allison Scagliotti shows up for an investigation into a TV producer’s murder.

Being Human (Syfy) 9:00 PM ET
This season, a growing theme of Being Human has focused on the family you create for yourself. Josh, Aidan, Sally and Nora were separated from the families they were born into once they became supernatural and they don’t fit in with other people like them. Tonight, Josh and Nora rush to get married in order to make sure Sally can be there before she turns into something from The Walking Dead.

The Following (Fox) 9:00 PM ET
Claire tries to adjust to the fact that she’s living at the follower mansion now, which I guess is like suddenly finding yourself on the staff of Chelsea Lately and trying to make sure you don’t end up in one of those crazy things that happen every week.

Revolution (NBC) 10:00 PM ET
As they’re struggle to deal with loss, Rachel tries to find a “way back into the heart of her daughter.” I really hope that’s mean figuratively, because after last week a literal interpretation is plausible. And disturbing.

RuPaul’s Drag Race (Logo) 10:00 PM ET
The dolls have to show what they can do in an acting challenge and impress guest judges Jamie Lynn Sigler and Maria Conchita Alonso. Plus, there’s a guest appearance by Wilmer Valderrama.

Bates Motel (A&E) 10:00 PM ET
The cute deputy sheriff starts to notice there’s something off about Norman and Dylan tries to point out that Norma‘s parenting seems a bit off.

After Lately (E!) 10:30 PM ET
Chelsea realizes that her staff seems to be a little happier after Ross has been guest-hosting the show. DUCK, EVERYONE! SHE KNOWS! RUN FOR YOUR LIVES!

The Colbert Report (Comedy Central) 11:30 PM ET
The faboo Sigourney Weaver is talking with Stephen

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

Tomorrow’s Preview

Live! with Kelly and Michael (syndicated) Check local listings
Andy Cohen

The Jeff Probst Show (syndicated) Check local listings
Jeff looks at the experience of two transgender guests tomorrow

Days of Our Lives (NBC) Check local listings
There’s more Will drama tomorrow, be sure to put the liveblog on your planner.

 

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