TV on Tap: “Game of Thrones” Sets a Record, a Jeer for “Whitney,” and “Glee” Finds Someone Hot Enough to Be Puck’s Dad


Marshall Mary‘s back for a farewell season of In Plain Sight.

 

News

Glee has picked a dad for Puck. He’ll be played by former Melrose Place stud Thomas Calabro.

The faboo Gillian Anderson says she had the could have been Downton Abbey‘s Lady Crawley. Can you imagine it? Elizabeth McGovern fully inhabits the role in my mind but I can see the woman who rediscovered her skepticism every week on The X-Files (no matter what she witnessed the week before) never realizing that O’Brien is constantly scheming behind her back.

Supernatural has grabbed another geek fave, as Felicia Day will appear in an April episode with a Dungeons & Dragons theme. Aw, I was hoping for an MMO secretly populated by demons.

Ralph Macchio will appear on an episode of Happily Divorced as a potential love interest for Fran. The role might be a recurring one.

Apparently, “testosterone TV” is considered an actual genre, now. What has The Deadliest Catch wrought?

The CW is expected to renew Gossip Girl for a sixth season, though it will be a shortened season meant to wrap up the series. Too bad it didn’t happen while Gossip Girl was still firing on all cylinders.

TV Guide didn’t like Wednesday night’s Whitney, giving the episode — where Neal (Maulik Pancholy) came out — a jeer, calling it a “random and unnecessary twist” and “too stunt-y.”

It looks like Fox is giving up on I Hate My Teenage Daughter. In order to make room for Glee‘s return, the network planned on moving the sitcom to a time slot following American Idol‘s results shows. However, Fox will now air the remaining Teenage Daughter episodes over the summer.

CBS has cast John Corbett in a procedural pilot, Widow Detective, about a police detective who sees three of his partners die in the line of duty and becomes close to the families after their loss.

Curtis Armstrong and Robert Carradine will appear on TBS this summer, as the Revenge of the Nerds stars will host a reality competition, King of the Nerds. I hope its better than The Real Gilligan’s Island.

Good news for Game of Thrones fans, the first season DVD set a record for HBO, selling better than any other HBO series in that time frame.

Listings

Live with Kelly (syndicated) Check local listings
Mary McCormack will be visiting to discuss the final season of In Plain Sight while John Laroquette willl be discussing the Broadway revival of Gore Vidal’s The Best Man.

The View (ABC)
Today’s show sees GCB‘s Annie Potts, and Eric McCormack (who has an upcoming TNT drama, Perception) stopping by to a chat.

Days of Out Lives (NBC) Check local listings
While I don’t see anything happening to Will in today’s episode, Lucas will have a talk with EJ about the ethics of blackmail.

Nikita (CW) 8:00 PM ET
A battle over control of a rogue spy agency is bound to create some unexpected alliances tonight when Amanda seeks Nikita‘s help in dealing with Percy.

Degrassi (TeenNick) 9:00 PM ET
At first glance, I figured I’d skip this episode which features a storyline with Jenna and no Tristan, but this week also sees Fiona realize she might be developing feelings for Imogen. That’s enough to get me through a storyline with the warbling teen mom.

Fairly Legal (USA) 9:00 PM ET
Sarah Shahi is back as San Francisco mediator Kate Reed, starting with a case dealing with a man who was exposed to harmful chemicals at work. I haven’t seen any signs of Ethan Embry returning as Kate’s gay stay-at-home dad brother, but Battlestar Galatica stud Michael Trucco is still around to bring the sexy.

Supernatural (CW) 9:00 PM ET
While investigating the death of a ballet dancer, the Winchesters suspect a cursed pair of slippers are at work. I think this is the episode where a ginger antique shop worker and a couple of Secret Service agents show up feeling territorial.

In Plain Sight (USA) 10:00 PM ET
While In Plain Sight never had a regular gay character, it’s been pretty dependable to be inclusive in its case-of-the-week stories. The WITSEC drama begins its final 8-episode season tonight and I’m going to miss it once it’s all over.

Merlin (Syfy) 10:00 PM ET
Things heat up for Merlin‘s penultimate episode that sees Arthur nearly marry a neighboring kingdom’s princess, even thought Merlin knows that, deep down, Arthur won’t be happy with anyone but Gwen (and Merlin, of course).

Spartacus: Vengeance (Starz) 10:00 PM ET
The capture of a prominent Roman puts Spartacus in a quandary since taking vengeance would cost the rebellion greatly.

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