TV on Tap: “Glee” Getting Disco Fever, Jessica Lange Might Tell Another “Horror Story” and Do We Know Who the Next “Doctor Who” Companion Will Be?


NBC celebrates Betty White with Betty White’s 90th Birthday: A Tribute to America’s Golden Girl.

 

News

Hot off her Golden Globe win, Jessica Lange said that she’s thinking about signing on for the second season of American Horror Story. I’d love to see Lange show what she can do with a character much more subdued than Constance.

Starz is getting into the retro drama game. Magic City will star Jeffrey Dean Morgan and will be set in 1959 Miami. It will debut on April 6.

Speaking of period dramas, ABC has ordered a pilot for Shonda Rimes‘s drama Gilded Lilies, which focuses on a luxury hotel in 1895. I have a feeling the success of Downton Abbey is going to help this one out.

If you were worried that TNT’s Dallas revival would put the older Ewings on the sidelines, much like how shows like 90210 barely maintained its ties to the original series, the producers say they plan to make J.R., Bobby and Sue Ellen full participants in the drama, though you’ll have to wait to see if more Ewings show up.

Early last week, Live! with Kelly announced that a week of female co-hosts was coming. They quickly lost my interest because the only co-host they mentioned was a reality TV star with barely a personality. The rest of the week will see Kristin Chenoweth, Carrie Ann Inaba, Mary J. Blige and Cat Deeley in the guest-host chair, which sounds a whole lot more watchable.

If you listened to Peter Dinklage‘s acceptance speech at the Golden Globes, you’re probably curious about the man he mentioned, Martin Henderson. Henderson is a 4’2″ actor who appeared in a couple Harry Potter films and is wheelchair bound after being assaulted and thrown onto asphalt. Henderson believes the incident was inspired by rumors of a rugby player attending a “dwarf tossing contest.”

I’m not sure how I feel about this, but Glee is planning a disco episode. I’m just preparing myself for another “Landslide” moment where younger fans don’t know about the original version. I just hope the cover they know wasn’t recorded by a Disney Channel star.

Why did Steven Moffat tell his twitter fans to follow Sophia Myles with a reference to her Doctor Who appearance? Does it mean Myles will be the Doctor’s next companion? Will she be reprising her role as Mme. Pompadour?

Instead of Celebrity Rehab, VH1 is airing a season of Rehab with Dr. Drew which will show non-celebrities dealing with addiction.

When Mad Men returns on May 25, it’ll kick off the season with a two-hour premiere. Meanwhile, The Killing‘s second season will start on April 1 with an episode where they flat-out say “Just kidding” in regards to the latest red herring and The Walking Dead‘s third season will have three additional episodes.

What’s the difference between The Closer and upcoming spin-off Major Crimes? Unlike many crime procedurals, Major CrimesCapt. Raydor isn’t a rule-breaking maverick but someone trying to make her knowledge of policy work when it comes to investigating crimes. As someone tired of rogues and anti-heroes, I’m pretty excited.

FX president John Landgraf discussed the status of the network’s adaptation of indie superhero comic Powers and said that, now that the pilot script has been rewritten they’re debating if they’re going to reshoot the pilot.

Hulu is getting further into the original programming business, ordering two new series and a second season of Morgan Spurlock‘s A Day in the Life. Battleground will be an documentary-style drama about political campaigns while Up to Speed will be a travel show following Timothy “Speed” Levitch.

Listings

The View (ABC) Check local listings
Tim Gunn shows up today to discuss the Golden Globe attendees’ fashion choices.

The Revolution (ABC) Check local listings
ABC’s One Life to Live replacement focuses on transforming mind, body and soul with Tim Gunn offering fashion advice to go with such a transformation.

Days of Our Lives (NBC) Check local listings
Bad enough for Sami that she walked in on Will as he’s scheming with E.J. but, worse, her son starts channeling E.J. What would soap operas be without The Mother’s Curse?

Being Human Marathon (Syfy) starting at 8:00 AM ET
If you missed Syfy’s surprisingly-solid (and incredibly homoerotic) remake of the UK series, here’s your chance to catch up on the series just before the second season premiere.

How I Met Your Mother (CBS) 8:00 PM ET
For the 150th episode, Lily and Marshall get ready to make their move to the suburbs. However, there’s a big adjustment awaiting in their new home. Lily’s dad seems to have already settled in as a permanent houseguest.

Alcatraz (Fox) 8:00 PM ET
Fox’s latest supernatural Monday-night series follows a secret agency dealing with the former Alcatraz inmates who disappeared from their cells 50 years ago, only to start reappearing today.

Betty White’s 90th Birthday: A Tribute to America’s Golden Girl (NBC) 8:00 PM ET
Betty White‘s 90th birthday is reason for NBC to put on a variety show with tributes and performances from Mary Tyler Moore, Ed Asner, Valerie Harper, Hugh Jackman, Carol Burnett, Amy Poehler and more.

Pretty Little Liars (ABC Family) 8:00 PM ET
With Lucas missing, Caleb is determined to find his friend (PLL hoyay overload, here we come!) but he can’t figure out why Hannah isn’t very supportive of the effort.

2 Broke Girls (CBS) 8:30 PM ET
Jennifer Coolidge shows up in Max and Carol‘s building when their upstairs neighbor dies… and they don’t trust her.

The Lying Game (ABC Family) 9:00 PM ET
So far, all the teasers and descriptions have been pretty generic (aside from Emma‘s identity almost getting revealed), so I’m guessing it all builds off of last week’s amah-zing cliffhanger. (See, Ringer? That‘s how its done.) At least it sounds like there will be more Ted and Alec hoyay.

Being Human (Syfy) 9:00 PM ET
As the second season kicks off, Aidan‘s dealing with the aftermath of Bishop‘s death, which has left vampire society open to a power struggle. Meanwhile, Sally finds her powers are getting stronger (I really hope they’re not repeating Annie‘s corporeal storyline from the UK show, it was the one time Annie’s story wasn’t my favorite) while Josh and Nora try to live a normal life.

Betty White’s Off Their Rockers (NBC) 9:30 PM ET
After celebrating her 90th birthday, Betty White previews her new hidden camera show where “sassy seniors” pull pranks on young targets.

Lost Girl (Syfy) 10:00 PM ET
The cult-fave Canadians series follows a young woman whose life changes suddenly when she learns she’s a succubus. I enjoy this one as much as its dedicated fans.

Hawaii 5-0 (CBS) 10:00 PM ET
Chin Ho delivers some news to McGarrett that leaves him wondering how well he knows Joe (Terry O’Qunn). Meanwhile, Danny finds himself helping his ex-wife give birth.

It’s a Brad Brad World (Bravo) 10:15 PM ET
(Be sure to notice the special time) Brad heads to New York City for a meeting with a writer who will help Brad put his memoir together, but that might mean dealing with some pretty terrible memories. It probably doesn’t help that his new assistant isn’t starting the job on the right note.

Watch What Happens Live (Bravo) 11:15 PM ET
Andy is joined by Beverly Hills housewife Kyle Richards and her hunkadunk husband Mauricio Umansky.

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

 

Tomorrow’s Preview

Live! with Kelly (syndicated) Check local listings
AE-fave Matt Bomer will be talking up the new season of White Collar (and, fingers crossed, 8) tomorrow.

Southland (TNT) 10:00 PM ET
The wait is almost over, Officer Cooper returns to our TVs.

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