TV on Tap: NBC Gets More “Grimm,” Bravo Wants Andy Cohen Five Days a Week


White House chef Sam Kass joins Ted Allen for a special Chopped

News

After surprisingly strong ratings in a Friday time slot of doom, NBC gave its fantasy investigation series Grimm good news last night with a full season pickup. Even better, NBC will air one episode at 10 PM on Thursday which will give more viewers a chance to discover the drama.

Up All Night also got good news as its season will last for two episodes longer.

IFC’s sketch comedy Portlandia is going on tour starting in January, visiting six cities including Portland.

Syfy has picked up a comedy pitch from producer Jack Black, Ghost Ghirls, which will follow a medium and her techie friend as they solve crimes and deal with skeptics.

Once again, it turns out reality TV is not a place to make a long-term commitment. Maybe its time they gave up on the premise that you can find a spouse at the end of a series of elimination ceremonies.

Bravo has decided that twice a week just isn’t enough of Watch What Happens Live and has expanded Andy Cohen‘s talk show to air five days a week. If they expand WWHL‘s web presence so I the upcoming guest list is easier to find, I’ll be happy.

NBC is considering a comedy from the Jim Henson Co. The New Nabors will follow a human family who find themselves living next door to a family of puppets. While most people are comparing the idea to Alf, I’m having flashbacks to the short-lived TGIF comedy Aliens in the Family.

I guess VH1 is heading back to its Flavor of Love roots considering that it just ordered a reality series from the producers of Jersey Shore. The series is called Mama Drama and will focus on mothers who would rather be their adult daughter’s BFF than mother. So, basically, its an hour with a bunch of reality TV versions of Sheila Gallagher.

 

Listings

The Nate Berkus Show (syndicated) Check local listings
Lisa Ling joins Nate to give a tour of her home for an all-American themed episode that features all-American meals, all-American furniture and all-American design.

The View (ABC) Check local listings
Tim Gunn is set to visit and discuss his new talk show, The Revolution. Broadway-fave Hugh Jackman will also be visiting.

Days of Our Lives (NBC) Check local listings
There’s more Horton (Brady?) family drama as Will questions Sami about her whereabouts when Johnny reappeared.

Dancing with the Stars (ABC) 9:00 PM ET
With the judges’ scores coming close, determining the winner will come down to the viewers’ votes. Will Ricki, J.R. or Rob turn out to have the most enthusiastic fans?

Covert Affairs (USA) 10:00 PM ET
Annie‘s latest assignment is to watch a the daughter of an imprisoned American who sold intelligence to Russia, things quickly turn interesting when it looks like Russia is still getting information from the spy.

Mad Fashion (Bravo) 10:00 PM ET
Chris and his team add animal wear to their resume as a TV personality asks them to make matching outfits for her and her dog.

Chopped (Food Network) 10:00 PM ET
The judges’ table makes room for White House chef Sam Kass as school-cafeteria chefs try to work with pickles and quinoa for an episode focused on child nutrition. Wait, I thought the challenge of childhood nutrition was solved by the frozen food association last week?

Workaholics (Comedy Central) 10:30 PM ET
In the second season finale, the guys plan on celebrating Thanksgiving at a Hedonism resort, except they suddenly find that Blake is passport-less.

Chelsea Lately (E!) 11:00 PM ET
Ross Mathews is on tonight’s panel as Drake gets ready to talk with Chelsea.

The Late Show with David Letterman (CBS) 11:35 PM ET
Amy Sedaris visits with David tonight. Let’s hope she has good stories about working with Alan Cumming on The Good Wife.

The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (CBS) 12:35 AM ET
The MuppetsJason Segel and Happy EndingsEliza Coupe are set to chat with Craig tonight.

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

 

Tomorrow’s Preview

The Nate Berkus Show (syndicated) Check local listings
Nate gets a visit from Gossip Girl‘s Blake Lively tomorrow.

Anderson (syndicated) Check local listings
Anderson‘s first Thanksgiving episode features visits from Jamie Oliver and Eric Stonestreet.

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