TV on Tap: Finding a New Name for “Apartment 23,” Lee Daniels takes on Ball Culture and “Liquid Television” Lives Again


What’s next for Bridget on tonight’s Ringer now that someone has learned her secret?

News

While I’m keeping my fingers crossed that RuPaul’s Drag Race finally gets the right mix between the cast and the challenges in its fourth season, it’s definitely going to have some exciting guest-judges including Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Loretta Devine, Kelly Osbourne and Amber Riley.

This takes a bit of the sting out of The Playboy Club‘s cancellation, Lee Daniels is teaming up with Temple Grandin writer W. Merritt Johnson for a Showtime drama about ball culture.

VH1 has ordered a reality show called Aptitude Test
which will see celebrities take an aptitude test, then don a disguise
to go through training for whatever job the aptitude test recommends.
It could be fun with the right celebrities, but not so much if it ends up going
through the sort of d-listers that H8R had access to.

Krysten Ritter‘s upcoming ABC sitcom has one problem good buzz can’t conquer — a search for a great title that hasn’t come through, so far. It started as Don’t Trust the Bitch in Apartment 23, which certainly was memorable but wasn’t acceptable for a show on broadcast television. When it got picked up, the title got shortened to Apartment 23, a title that could learn something about dynamic titles from Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place. Now, ABC is calling it Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23. I’m keeping my fingers crossed they find a better title before the network starts airing ads for the series. Since the comedy has James Van Der Beek playing a fictionalized version of himself, I suggest “Dawson Leery Lives Here.”

Whatever it’s called, Dean Cain and Kevin Sorbo will appear as themselves in separate episodes. While Cain will be a rival of Van Der Beek, Sorbo will get roped into being someone’s wedding date.

If you remember MTV’s animated anthology series Liquid Television, you’ll be happy to hear it has got an official website collecting some of the series’ animated segments. 

Listings

The Ellen DeGeneres Show (syndicated) check local listings
With a new CD hitting store shelves, Liza Minnelli visits Ellen today for a little bit of conversation and a performance.

The Nate Berkus Show (syndicated) Check local listings
Three stars from three different networks today. From Bravo, Patti Stanger helps one couple fix up their bedroom. I’m just going to quietly hope that she doesn’t say anything appalling around Nate. Then again, Nate’s “Well, this is awkward” face is probably just adorable. Nate also gets a visit from HGTV’s Mike Holmes who will have tips on avoiding contractor mistakes and Food Network host Sunny Anderson will make an easy chicken pot pie.

The Rosie Show (OWN) 7:00 PM ET
Well, that was a fun debut, even if I didn’t find her first guest interesting. Hopefully, today’s show should be even more interesting as Rosie greets Wanda Sykes and Gloria Estefan.

Coming Out (MTV) 7:00 PM ET
MTV celebrates Coming Out Day by following two 21-year olds as they prepare to come out to their friends and family.

90210 (CW) 8:00 PM ET
Teddy‘s back in town, just as Silver starts working for a candidate who is running against Teddy’s uncle — and to complicate things further he runs into an “old flame.” Er, isn’t it a bit soon after coming out to himself for Teddy to consider any guys an old flame?

Dancing with the Stars (ABC) 9:00 PM ET
With Carson getting the lowest score of the night, is he in danger of going home tonight? On the other hand… Go Ricki! Go Ricki!

Ringer (CW) 9:00 PM ET
Now that Gemma knows the truth about Bridget, she’s got some demands in order to keep that secret. Meanwhile, Bridget meets a possible new sponsor… and he may be familiar to those of you who are fans of The Young and the Restless.

Mad Fashion (Bravo) 10:00 PM ET
It wouldn’t be Bravo without a crossover and tonight Chris assembles his team to create a dress for former Real Housewife of New Jersey Dina Manzo, who will be attending a drag event. I wonder if Dina knows about the kind of drag Chris does.

The Onion News Network (IFC) 10:00 PM ET
Well, that season premiere certainly summed up ONN with the network covering the end of the world, complete with countdown clock and footage of Republicans celebrating. This week’s targets include missing child stories and a correspondent taking death harshly. 

Tosh.0 (Comedy Central) 10:00 PM ET
This week, it’s Brad the Actor who gets a web redemption. Aww, before I looked him up I was hoping they were talking about Jerry the Pool Boy from Dinocroc vs. Supergator.

Workaholics (Comedy Central) 10:30 PM ET
As the guys find themselves fighting more, Brad decides he’s going to find his own path by becoming a model… er, perhaps he means a stock photo model?

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

 

Tomorrow’s Preview

The Nate Berkus Show (syndicated) Check local listings
Curtis Stone and Brooke Shields visit as three viewers compete in a cooking competition.

Work of Art (Bravo) 9:00 PM ET
A new batch of artists step up to see i fthey can be the next Abdi.

American Horror Story (FX) 10:pm ET
The creepy show’s second episode has Vivien and Violet in a dangerous situation eerily
similar to a past event. Meanwhile, Ben goes back to Boston to fix a mistake.

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