TV on Tap: “Murphy Brown” Might Make a Comeback, Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson Will Be “True Detectives” for HBO


This better not be left on the cutting room floor, Glee, the way Sue‘s youthful days were.

News

When Wilfred returns next month, Robin Williams will appear in the season premiere as a therapist for Ryan.

Deadline reports that ABC is considering giving Private Practice an order for a 13-episode season that could wrap up the series.

EW asked GLSEN to comment on the latest episode of The Celebrity Apprentice, which saw Aubrey O’Day win $50,000 for the anti-discrimination charity — after she called Arsenio Hall “the biggest girl on this show.”

I guess Lifetime is trying to get forgiveness for starting out the current season of Drop Dead Diva with a Kim Kardashian appearance. The series will see Faith Prince and Madchen Amick appear in guest roles.

Could we see the return of Murphy Brown? Diane English, who created the sitcom, says she’s trying to convince CBS to bring back the character for a series of specials that will comment on the current election-year politics.

HBO has ordered a police drama, True Detective that will star Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson. Taking inspiration from American Horror Story, the series will tell a single story arc in a season, with a new cast every season. If there’s one element of American Horror Story I’d like to see duplicated, it’s the anthology format.

The Khloe and Lamar cancellation. Like it really could have been that easy.

ABC is attempting a real-time competition with audience interaction. The Glass House will follow fourteen people living in a house together as viewers vote on their living conditions, interact with them and determine who’s eliminated. These kinds of shows can be interesting if the producers accept that they can’t control the way things develop, a major failing of Big Brother since the awful America’s Player season. It comes from a former Joe Schmoe producer, so I’m hoping it’ll have some self-awareness.

Last time, the victory could have been dismissed as merely a matter of Matt Lauer being on vacation but Good Morning America beat The Today Show for a second time even with Lauer back in the host’s chair.

Listings

Live! with Kelly (syndicated) Check local listings
One of the great things about The Avengers opening in theaters is that we’ll get to see plenty of Mark Ruffalo on the talk show circuit, including an appearance on tomorrow’s Live!.

The Nate Berkus Show  (syndicated) Check local listings
Just because Nate‘s website hasn’t been updated, that doesn’t mean there aren’t new episodes and today Nate is giving the School of Gospel, Jazz and R&B Arts in Harlem a makeover.

The Wendy Williams Show (syndicated)
Mark Deklin will be discussing GCB with Wendy.

Talking Liberally: The Stephanie Miller Show (Current) 9:00 AM ET
We’ve got a double-dose (at least) of Zach Wahls today as he chats with out comedian Stephanie Miller. Unfortunately, since Zach is also visiting The Daily Show tonight, I’m guessing that he will be calling in for the interview.

Glee (Fox) 8:00PM ET
As graduation day looms, Kurt and Rachel get to have their audition for NYADA. We’ve built up to that moment, but I’m a lot more excited for Tina‘s mixed-up dream sequence and Thomas Calabro as Puck‘s dad.

Cougar Town (ABC) 8:30 PM ET
It’s time to capture that Cougar Town sense of awkwardness from the series’ early days as tonight’s episode sees Jules learn that Grayson‘s ex, Holly made out with Travis.

L.A. Complex (CW) 9:00 PM ET
The series reveals a gay character tonight as Abby debates if she can accept her new job, Raquel moves into producing in order to get a role and Tariq gets the chance to work with a infamous rapper. If you’ve been following Anthony Langford‘s coverage, you know who’s gay and how that story goes, but I’m trying to keep from spoiling anyone who might have avoided learning too much before the series airs here.

New Girl (Fox) 9:00 PM ET
Nick and Jess take a break from presenting their asses to each other as they both end up getting back with their exes (Justin Long and Mary Elizabeth Ellis), prompting the rest of the gang to worry about them “backsliding.” Meanwhile, if you enjoyed last week’s jokes about Schmidt trying not to get aroused due to his broken penis, you’re in for a treat as that story continues tonight.

NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS) 9:00 PM ET
The crossover concludes as the Hawaii Five-0 team follows the suspect to L.A. I’m getting double the Daniel Dae Kim this week, I’m guessing that’s a reward for being extra good.

The Voice (NBC) 9:00 PM ET
As we find out who will be this season’s final four, last season’s finalists return to perform duets with different superstars, including a duet with Cyndi Lauper and Beverly McClellan. I can’t wait to hear Beverly’s big voice matched with Cyndi.

Chopped (Food Network) 9:00 PM ET
This week the mystery baskets include a bottle of yuzu juice. I’m keeping my fingers crossed they throw a twist and give the cheftestants the salted yuzu juice I didn’t know existed until I wasted $15 on a bottle.

Best Ink (Oxygen) 10:00 PM ET
Last week, the artists had to create portraits of beloved humans, this week they’re creating tatoos based on the animals their clients love.

The White Room Challenge (HGTV) 9:00 PM ET
I missed the debut of this new David Bromstad-hosted competition series on HGTV last week (thanks roni1133!) I guess my HGTV contact moved on without passing my e-mail address along. Basically, take the beloved white room challenge and spin it off into a weekly competition with a different constraint every week. This week that means a trip to the salvage yard.

Savage U (MTV) 11:00 PM ET
Dan heads to the University of Illinois at Chicago where he’ll encounter a student trying to figure out how to have a romantic life while commuting from his parents’ home two hours away.

Watch What Happens Live (Bravo) 11:00 PM ET
Andy‘s guests tonight are Tamra Barney and comedian Heather McDonald

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (Comedy Central) 11:00 PM ET
We get a second dose of Zach Wahls when he visits Jon Stewart. A part of me is pretty excited to see the two chat, while another part is trying to keep expectations in check since I figure a good chunk of the interview will be spent introducing Wahls’ story to the Daily Show audience who might have missed it.

The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (CBS) 12:35 AM ET
Jesse Tyler Ferguson will be visiting Craig tonight, I’m expecting teasers for the rest of the Modern Family season.

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

Tomorrow’s Preview

The Nate Berkus Show
Nate will be joined by co-host Yvette Nicole Brown tomorrow.

The Wendy Williams Show
Wendy‘s getting a visit from Gabourey Sidibe Wednesday.

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