TV on Tap: Mark-Paul Gosselaar Visits “Apartment 23.” Jimmy Fallon’s Not Hosting the Oscars and Steven Colbert Prompts Another Wikipedia Lockdown


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News

Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23 grabbed two more stars to play ridiculous versions of themselves. As James Van Der Beek works to put together a Dawson’s Creek reunion, he’ll run into Frankie Muniz and Mark-Paul Gosselaar.

The CW is pursuing a drama inspired by The Legend of Sleepy Hollow described as a “boundary-pushing horror story.” That would grab my attention if the show were being developed on a cable network, but it’s pretty tough to do a lot of boundary-pushing on broadcast television.

Fox is developing Warren Ellis‘ upcoming novel, Gun Machine into a TV series. This isn’t Ellis’ first foray into TV, The CW tried to adapt Global Frequency twice and developed a series for AMC, neither show made it to the airwaves.

Does this list of shows that survived the loss of their original showrunners make you feel better about Community‘s upcoming season? Personally, memories of the final season of Picket Fences will always make me worry about a major change to the creative team.

Rescue Me alum Daniel Sunjata is joining Smash as a love interest for Debra Messing‘s Julia. Maybe he can make her stop being such an awful person.

It turns out Jimmy Fallon won’t be hosting the Oscars after all.

Wikipedia has locked pages from editing once again because of Stephen Colbert. This time it’s because he encouraged viewers to make changes to the Wikipedia pages of people they’d like to see as Mitt Romeny‘s vice-Presidential candidate, inspired by reports that tried to claim that one could spot the V-P pick by seeing who has been making the most changes to their Wikipedia page. You know, the kind of thing our media finds much more valuable than discussing actual issues.

Nick at Nite’s struggling take on the telenovela, Hollywood Heights is moving to TeenNick.

Lawrence O’Donnell had his first victory over Greta van Sustern last week in the target demo. As is usually the case with Fox News, van Sustern still won in overall viewers.

Listings

Big Brother (CBS) 9:00 PM ET
So Wil was saved, making this week’s nominations a choice between a retread of Chiltown and Janelle, who can be especially fierce when her back is against the wall. If Frank survives this eviction, I’m going to start worrying about this season turning into another celebration of misogyny like the All-Star season turned out to be.

Burn Notice (USA) 9:00 PM ET
Michael takes a cue from Wiseguy as he gets himself arrested for a cover to take down a mobster from Boston.

Project Runway (Lifetime) 9:00 PM ET
First Andrea disappears in the early hours of the morning, then people start announcing that they want to quit. I suspect this episode is going to test Tim Gunn‘s ability to dole out sage and encouraging words.

Anger Management (FX) 9:30 PM ET
Ah, I had my hopes up when I heard that tonight’s episode was originally titled “Charlie Outs Nolan” since that would give this comedy a gay character that’s a little less stereotypical. However, it turns out Charlie outs Nolan as a patient in his anger therapy group. I guess I’ll keep on hoping.

Suits (USA) 10:00 PM ET
We’re going back in time to… 2007? Why, we haven’t begun to think the fashion of the era looks silly. Looking back five years does let us see how Hardman left the firm, what made Harvey and Dona so tight as well as what Mike was up to in his Lip Gallagher days.

Misfits (Logo) 10:00 PM ET
Curtis is in the spotlight this week as he tries to use his power to redo-the-past to prevent his girlfriend from getting caught with him on that drug bust, leading to Curtis’ version of The Butterfly Effect. I’m guessing just like in those What If…? comics, he’ll learn that the current timeline is the best timeline — unless Misfits pleasantly surprises me again.

Wilfred (FX) 10:00 PM ET
Sometimes, the Wilfred team lose track of why friendship with Wilfred means so much to Ryan, making the episode pretty difficult to watch. I’m not so sure about tonight’s episode that sees Wilfred step up his sabotage efforts in response to Ryan’s relationship with Alison getting more serious. Maybe watching with a rolled up newspaper and a stuffed dog will make Wilfred’s antics less infuriating.

Louie (FX) 10:30 PM ET
One of the downsides of being a comedian with a long and successful career? Running into your much younger self on late night TV. He should breathe a sigh of relief he wasn’t wearing a Bill Cosby-style sweater.

Awkward. (MTV) 10:30 PM ET
Jenna‘s love life gets even more complicated thanks to the wedding of Aunt Ally, which brings Ben (Kris Polaha, finally appearing in a show I enjoy), Lacy‘s first love, back in town.

Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell (FX) 11:00 PM ET
FX’s newest late night show puts the spotlight on progressive San Francisco-based comedian W. Kamau Bell as he weighs in on politics, pop culture and media. If this one is half as funny as the ads, it’ll be a very welcome addition to the late night schedule.

Watch What Happens Live (Bravo) 11:00 PM ET
Andy‘s wrapping up the week with the one and only Meryl Streep.

Childrens Hospital (Adult Swim) Midnight ET
Adult Swim’s surreal medical comedy returns with a season that promises more Newsreaders (before it becomes its own series), an overseas remake of Childrens Hospital and more Jon Hamm.

NTSF:SD:SUV (Adult Swim) 12:15 AM ET
In the second-season opener, Trent goes undercover as a high schoool student, and The Walking Dead‘s Steven Yeun appears as the president of the school glee club. I hope there’s a bit of singing in addition to adults who clearly can’t pass as high school students.

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

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