TV on Tap: Eric Stonestreet Might Be a “Justified” Villain, More “Days of Our Lives” Departures and What “Being Human” Did Wrong


ABC has another edgy, cyncical comedy to follow Modern Family
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Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23.

News

Could Justified‘s next villain be played by Eric Stonestreet? Possibly. The series’ producers would like to have a Kansas native and Stonestreet is interested, so it’s a question of if they can get the schedules worked out. My only complaint is that this news doesn’t give me a break from anticipating the next episode.

In today’s Chevy Chase versus Community news, a 2011 voice mail from Chase has been released where Chase calls Community a “mediocre sitcom.”

If you had questions about NBC’s Fashion Star (aside from “Smoke? Dancers? What is going on, here? If this is a fashion competition aren’t we supposed to get a good look at the clothes?”) here are some answers.

James Van Der Beek will appear in an upcoming episode of Law & Order: SVU.

I largely agree with this breakdown of “Where Being Human Went Wrong This Season.” I hope they consider introducing Kemp next season, this show seems to do best when it looks to the original edition for inspiration.

It’s been a good day for TV mysteries getting an explanation, as The Simpsons creator Matt Groening explained where Springfield exists. Basically, while he has a specific Springfield in mind, he picked that name because it’s a common name for a city, increasing the odds that a viewer would see the Simpsons‘ Springfield as their town.

And then, we finally found out what that “tossed salad and scrambled eggs” refers to in the closing song to Frasier. It turns out those are things that are mixed up, much like the people who Frasier Crane advises.

Following Days of Our Lives change in the writers’ room, the soap just dropped four actorsMatthew Ashford (Jack), Matthew Ashford (Austin), Christie Clark (Carrie) and Sarah Brown (Madison). The news isn’t too surprising, since I don’t remember seeing much of these characters recently, but I’m not sure Days isn’t going to similarly start to lose interest in Will.

Vulture‘s list of The 10 Most Promising Pilots of 2012 includes Bryan Fuller‘s Mockingbird Lane, Mindy Kaling‘s comedy, Theo James‘ police drama and Kevin Williamson‘s cult thriller.

Monday’s ratings were interesting as The Voice‘s ratings dropped another five percent, but that was enough to beat CBS’ powerhouse comedies including Two and a Half Men, which hit a series low.

Listings

Live! with Kelly (syndicated) Check local listings
Carson Kressley is Kelly‘s guest-host today as the guest-list has Cheryl Hines, DJ Cassidy along with Monica & Brandy.

Suburgatory (ABC) 8:30 PM ET
When George worries about what divorce will unleash in Dallas, he decides to include her in his shopping trip to help Noah pick out a new mattress. Er, is George as oblivious about the implication about shopping for mattresses as Dallas is about how she holds melons?

America’s Next Top Model (CW) 9:00 PM ET
Past winner Lisa D’Amato offers her advice to the hopefuls before they’re tasked with creating and recording music videos.

Modern Family (ABC) 9:00 PM ET
The Pritchett clan has found another reason to get together — election day… for Mitchell and Cameron‘s part, they’re driving around town to do some last-minute campaigning.

Interior Therapy with Jeff Lewis (ABC) 9:00 PM ET
Jeff and Jenni‘s latest client is a life coach with way too much stuff and plenty of clutter… and when Jeff tries to clean things up, she accuses Jeff of throwing out her wedding ring.

Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23 (ABC) 9:30 PM ET
CBS has 2 Broke Girls, now ABC debuts its comedy about female roommates who have little in common but manage to form a friendship, only in this version the sarcastic dark-haired one is an empathy-challenged con artist and the sunny blonde’s optimism comes from her Midwestern upbringing… and instead of racial stereotypes, this one has James Van Der Beek playing a version of himself.

Hot in Cleveland (TV Land) 10:00 PM ET
The ladies decide its time for another round of “birthdates” which is a good reason to welcome Roger Bart, Paul Dooley, Gilles Marini and Andy Richter to the show… or in Marini’s case, back to the show. I’m starting to feel like that guy is everywhere… or maybe I’m still recovering from Luc overexposure on Brothers & Sisters.

Law & Order: SVU (NBC) 10:00 PM ET
From the looks of the promos, tonight’s episode has Guillermo Diaz as an inmate who has been protesting his innocence ever since his conviction eight years ago — and now a similar crime has been committed.

Million Dollar Listing New York (Bravo) 10:00 PM ET
An overall dynamic to this show is how Fredrik keeps driving the other realtors to the point of rage, while Fredrik comes off as oddly charming. (See our recent interview with Fredrik Eklund here.) Having inspired Ryan‘s fury already, this week its time for Michael to get frustrated as they continue to work together on a listing.

Revenge: From the Beginning (ABC) 10:00 PM ET
It’s time for one of those recap episodes ABC creates for all of its hits shows with continuity, so now’s the time to tell your friends to start watching. And if you’re already caught up on the show it’s a good way to spend an hour cackling.

South Park (Comedy Central) 10:00 PM ET
Oh dear, South Park is taking on bullying as someone begins harassing Butters.

Happily Divorced (TV Land) 10:30 PM ET
First, Fran is feeling blue because she realizes she probably won’t have children, but then she gets a bit of the green-eyed monster when she learns that Peter is helping a friend conceive a a child.

Watch What Happens Live (Bravo) 11:00 PM ET
Andy‘s guests tonight are Martha Plimpton and Long Island Medium Theresa Caputo.

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

Tomorrow’s Preview

Live! with Kelly (syndicated) Check local listings
Tomorrow’s show has Laura Linney chatting with guest-host Joel McHale.

Up All Night (NBC) 8:30 PM ET
NBC’s still-struggling but promising comedy wraps up its first season tomorrow.

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