TV on Tap: Max Greenfield Sometimes Resents the “New Girl” Writers, CBS Throws Stones at ABC’s “Glass House” and Stephen Colbert’s Super PAC Expands Its Influence


Fargo looks like he needs a hug. Any volunteers?

News

New Girl star and new Zevia spokesman (Zevia? I don’t know what to think about that) says he sometimes resents the show’s writers for all the skimpy outfits they put him in. I hope it makes him feel better that New Girl‘s gay fans enjoy all that work he puts into looking that way.

CBS is threatening legal action to stop ABC from going forward with its planned reality series, The Glass House, citing similarities to its big summer reality franchise Homophobia’s Cool with Us Big Brother. Copyright infringement claims don’t usually go far — CBS claimed I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here was too similar to Survivor and the producers of Wife Swap fought Fox’s Trading Places.

Speaking of reality shows, Vulture takes a look at TV’s long-running reality shows to determine how healthy they are after all these years. Surprisingly, most still look strong, save for America’s Next Top Model and The Biggest Loser.

Proving that he’s a doing more by himself to inform the American public than most cable news networks, Stephen Colbert‘s Americans for a Better Tomorrow, Tomorrow super PAC has spawned nine affiliate super PACs thanks to the do-it-yourself “Super Fun PAC kit.” Ed might want to watch out, though, someone is filing the paperwork for the Cats for a Better Tomorrow, Tomorrow PAC.

Will & Grace stars Debra Messing and Eric McCormack took to Twitter to react to Vice-President Joe Biden‘s comment supporting marriage equality, where he said, “I think Will & Grace probably did more to educate the American public than almost anybody’s ever done so far.” Both stars tweeted their support of Biden.

Rihanna missed the dress rehearsal for this weekend’s Saturday Night Live. Her representatives says the singer was sick and was able to recover in time for the live performance but the SNL producers are reportedly irritated about the absence.

Alex Trebek said in an interview that he’s thinking about retiring but, after hosting Jeopardy for 28 years, he’s tempted to stick around for two more years.

Since it’s been a slow news weekend, I’ll point you to some fun fanart like these images of what the hypothetical children of Futurama‘s Fry and Leela would look like and these travel posters for different parts of Game of Thrones‘ Westeros.

Listings

Anderson (syndicated) Check local listings
Kristin Chenoweth is joining Anderson today as his co-host to discuss recent news and to meet a blind dog who was rescued from a trash heap and whose story went viral.

Days of Our Lives (NBC) Check local listings
We’ve finally got a Will episode as he learns that his parents are getting back together and debates if he’s going to come out to his father.

2 Broke Girls (CBS) 8:00 PM ET
Remember how Doctor Who started its last batch of new episodes with one called “Let’s Kill Hitler”? Well, 2 Broke Girls is wrapping up its first season with “Let’s Stalk Martha Stewart” or it would if this were a show that had as much wit as it did ratings (sorry, I’m getting to the point that Beth Behrs and Kat Dennings‘s charm cannot keep up with how this show has managed to get less funny over time).

Bones (Fox) 8:00 PM ET
It’s a meta week for Bones as Booth and Brennan goes to Los Angeles to check out a movie adaptating of one of Brennan’s books. Would you be surprised to learn that she has a few issues with the changes they made? It’s bad enough to make a producer to want to commit murder, just to give Brennan a distraction. For you Queer as Folk fans, this one has Scott Lowell as one of the movie’s experts.

The Voice (NBC) 8:00 PM ET
This season of The Voice hasn’t grabbed me the way its inaugural season did. While I looked forward to seeing singers like Nakia or Beverly McClellan, no one has particularly excited me… I mean, sure, Tony Lucca is a reliable source of drama with Christina but last season felt like The Voice was delivering something different, musically, from all the other singnig shows on TV. Still, at least I can hope for some kind of inappropriately-crazy staging.

Eureka (Syfy) 9:00 PM ET
Now that everyone’s been rescued, it’s time to deal with the repercussions as Zane and Allison try to figure out how to deal with accepting a breakup and then learning that Jo and Carter were pining for them, after all while Fargo comes to terms with Holly‘s death. I don’t know if I’m ready to watch Fargo in mourning.

Eden’s World (Logo) 9:00 PM ET
Eden‘s team clashes once again as they work to get her to an audition for an off-Broadway play, I’m guessing it’s aimed at audiences who find children who can enunciate just adorable.

Hawaii Five-0 (CBS) 10:00 PM ET
Where has McGarrett been in the past few weeks? Turns out he’s been after Wo Fat and has actually managed to capture him — just in time  to realize the Yakuza is after the both of them, prompting the classic case of the hero teaming up with his rival.

Smash (NBC) 10:00 PM ET
So, Bombshell raises its curtain for its first preview audience, but I’m much more interested about finally getting to see Eileen (Anjelica Huston) sing.

Castle (ABC) 10:00 PM ET
For the season finale Castle has Battlestar Galatica stud Tahmoh Penikett showing up as Beckett returns to investigating her shooting.

Watch What Happens Live (Bravo) 11:00 PM ET
It’s a daytime-meets-late night kind of show as Andy is joined by Kelly Ripa and Anderson Cooper.

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

Tomorrow’s Preview

Live! with Kelly (syndicated) Check local listings
Stephen Colbert‘s headed to the Live! set tomorrow to talk about inspirational poles.

The View (ABC) Check local listings
Ricky Martin and the cast of Evita will be performing tomorrow.

 

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