Fox’s new Tuesday line-up trades Glee for Megan Mullally. I’m not sure how I feel about that.
Super Tuesday? I’ll just ask the internet what’s going on during the commercial breaks.
Current is going to begin programming in the morning, by silmulcasting two liberal talk radio shows. In the spring, the network will air out comedian Stephanie Miller‘s late-morning show along with Bill Press‘ show. Miller’s show was pretty gay before she came out with sound bites from Death Becomes Her, Little Britain and Mommie Dearest punctuating the jokes and regular visits from the likes of Edie McClurg, Aisha Tyler and Hal Sparks.
In what sounds like a particularly unusual situation, CBS has decided not to go forward with Quean, a pilot from The L-Word creator Ilene Chaiken due to worries that it might not be different enough from The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo to survive a lawsuit. With that cleared up, now we can focus on the CW’s Hunger Games-like The Selection, CBS’ Elementary and other pilots that make this development a bit confusing.
Usually, it’s cable shows that get spoiled by broadcast shows’ casting news, but this time it’s going the other way around as Revenge‘s Fauxmanda, Margarita Levieva, will join the cast of HBO’s Luck in the second season.
While ABC Family hasn’t ordered a second season of The Lying Game, yet the cast says they’re planning to resume filming in May. Meanwhile, the series won’t have to worry about losing Adrian Pasdar to HBO, where Pasdar’s pilot 40 was turned down.
After months of going back and forth, Fox has canceled Terra Nova. I hope there’s still time for a pilot to pick up Jason O’Mara and his sexiness, even if the producers say they’re going to try to sell a second season of Terra Nova to another network.
Since I was just reminded by The Good Wife that Mamie Gumer is incredibly faboo, hearing that she’s been cast as the lead of The CW’s First Cut about a doctor eager to leave her nerdy past behind as she starts her first adult job, only to realize the hospital where she works isn’t too different from high school.
Vulture has analyzed the late night ratings to offer 13 interesting facts about who is watching which late night show. A few tidbits: Jon Stewart is tops 18-49 year-old viewers, Nightline is the most-watched program overall, Chelsea Lately is the pick of women 18 – 34, the Disney Channel is the top cable network among viewers under 50 from 1 – 3 AM (I thought Ed was in bed by then) while viewers 18 – 24 prefer Adult Swim or comedy reruns on Fox affiliates.
Live! with Kelly (syndicated) Check local listings
With Happily Divorced kicking off its second season tomorrow night, Fran Drescher will be visiting the Live set.
The View (ABC) Check local listings
Nathan Lane will be sitting at the View table today to discuss Mirror Mirror.
Raising Hope (Fox) 8:00 PM ET
A new time slot means you need a marketing hook and that means very special guest-star time, in this case its Katy Perry trying to get a laugh out of a make-under as Sabrina gets arrested at the local Occupy protest.
Switched at Birth (ABC Family) 8:00 PM ET
As the fight over Emmett‘s custody intensifies, Melody turns to Bay for help, but the tension just might push Emmett to do something awful. Meanwhile, Kathryn meets with a book editor (Shelly Long), a development I don’t expect will help the storyline.
Cougar Town (ABC) 8:30 PM ET
Sadly, in between the ratings and the cast members grabbing new pilot roles it looks like time is running out for Scrubs alums to renite with Bill Lawrence (who created both Scrubs and Cougar Town). At least, tonight’s episode has Sarah Chalke appearing as Travis‘ new photography professor, a woman who Bobby falls, despite Travis’ objections.
I Hate My Teenage Daughter (Fox) 8:30 PM ET
I can’t help but hear “One of these things is not like the other” (do they still play that on Sesame Street?) when I look at Fox’s Tuesday line-up, it’s difficult to overlook the one show that’s lacks positive buzz and makes poor use of its very talented cast. This week, the series tries to distract us with Mark Consuelos‘ good looks as Sophie tries to set an example for her daughter by taking Spanish night classes and Nikki realizes she’s fluent thanks to all the telenovelas she watches. Good thing News Corp hasn’t launched its Spanish-language network yet, otherwise I’d expect a clumsy attempt at cross-promotion.
New Girl (Fox) 9:00 PM ET
Is New Girl a topical show now? Last time it was bullying, this week the comedy tackles health insurance as Nick is injured while playing football and Jess tries to figure out how to get him to visit the doctor, despite his lack of insurance. I thought the bullying episode was done pretty well, so I have high hopes this latest “very special episode” attempt.
Ringer (CW) 9:00 PM ET
I had a little bit of hope when I read that this week’s episode would reveal Agent Machado‘s past, thinking maybe there’s a reason to why he never wonders how a woman could have the exact same mannerisms and speech as her estranged twin sister. Unfortunately, the series is instead revealing his history with a stripper informant.
Breaking In (Fox) 9:30 PM ET
When I first heard of Breaking In, I decided it was still too soon after the merciful cancellation of My Own Worst Enemy to watch another TV series with Christian Slater. Then I heard that Michael Rosenbaum had a recurring role in the series and that got me interested in checking it out, but I never found the time to actually watch the show before it was off the air. Now that it has been resurrected and Megan Mullally has joined the cast — well, that’s finally enough to break through the inertia.
Chopped (Food Network) 10:00 PM ET
This week’s challenge is all about leftovers, from pizza, Chinese take-out and refried beans.
Justified (FX) 10:00 PM ET
Apparently, Quarels‘ plan for dealing with Raylan is to set him up for murder? I have to admit, that sounds like something that belongs on the list of things not to do as an evil mastermind. At the least, I hope we hear more about Quarles’ rent boy scandal.
Southland (TNT) 10:00 PM ET
While Southland has had a great fourth season, one weakness for me has been Lydia‘s storylines which have pushed the motherhood theme really hard. That doesn’t stop tonight as she investigates the death of a nanny. I am so glad they haven’t been writing about Cooper this way.
Tabatha Takes Over (Bravo) 10:00 PM ET
Tabatha‘s next take over is a beauty college where the students are uninspired and the staff might need to take a few classes themselves.
Watch What Happens Live (Bravo) 11:00 PM ET
Andy‘s guests tonight are Lisa Rinna and Orange County Housewife Alex Bellino.
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (Comedy Central) 11:00 PM ET
Julianne Moore will be visiting Jon tonight to talk about playing Sarah Palin in Game Change.
Chelsea Lately (E!) 11:00 PM ET
Ross Mathews is on tonight’s panel as Chelsea talks with Finder hunk Geoff Stults.
What will you be watching tonight? Please share in the comments!
Days of Our Lives (NBC) Check local listings
It sounds like Will finally gets back to his conversation with Marlena tomorrow.