TV on Tap: NeNe Leakes is a “Glee” Coach, a Final Trip Down “One Life to Live”‘s Memory Lane, and “X-Factor” Producers Need to Stop Yelling in Steve Jones’ Ear

Expect plenty of heartwarming happy endings on tonight’s season finale of American Horror Story.
Wait, did I say happy endings? I meant the opposite.The polar opposite.


Considering the rumors circling about X-Factor host Steve Jones and whether he’ll be back for the second season, I thought it was worth looking back at this observation Andy Dehnart made when Jones was on Ellen‘s show, where Jones discussed the difficulty of hosting while dealing with orders coming through his earpiece.

If you’re missing Cougar Town and lucky enought to live in one of twelve cities, you might want to consider attending a viewing party organized by series creator Bill Lawrence, which would be your earliest chance to see new episodes.

Vevo, the online video channel, where record companies make their music videos available, is looking at creating a cable TV channel. Start the countdown until the days when the programming is taken over by reality shows.

Why did HBO cancel three series and renew Enlightened? Basically, the premium cable channel already has a packed schedule and plenty of upcoming shows, and while Enlightened has been getting plenty of love from critics, that hasn’t been the case for Hung, Bored to Death (which would also have to work with Ted Danson‘s CSI schedule) or How to Make It in America.

Based on recent comments, some of you already heard this news, but NeNe Leakes will be appearing on Glee as a synchronized swimming coach and rival to Sue Sylvester. I have to admit, I like the idea of NeNe vs. Sue.

You’d better make sure you’re sitting down for this news because it’s a true shock. Pat Robertson is offended that Saturday Night Live made fun of Tim Tebow‘s displays of his religion, calling the sketch “anti-Christian bigotry.” I’ll give you a moment to pick your jaw up from the floor.

As One Life to Live nears the end of its run, SOAPnet will air a marathon of classic moments of the soap. Unsurprisingly, that doesn’t include any of the landmark moments that will live on in gay viewers’ memories, whether that involves Kish or Billy Douglas. At least, they’re starting with Judith Light‘s big moment, when Karen Wolek confesses to being a prostitute on the witness stand … and there’s one Gabriella episode, so I’ll get to see Fiona Hutchison in Llanview again.

In one of the creepier moments of reality TV, the last episode of The Next Great Baker ended with the revelation that the eliminated competitor had killed himself sometime in between the end of filming and the show airing.

From now until January 5, you can download all nine episodes of Pan Am for free.


The Nate Berkus Show (syndicated) Check local listings
Nate celebrates Christmas with Cheryl Hines (from the looks of things they’ll be making messy gingerbread houses) and learns how to make festive foods.

Work of Art (Bravo) 9:00 PM ET
It’s time for the big, final show. Can out finalist Young Sun take the prize? It would make me feel better about Dusty‘s elimination if Young took the prize.

American Horror Story (Fox) 10:00 PM ET
In a 90-minute season finale, Constance works to get custody of Tate‘s child. After all, she has such a great record when it comes to raising children.

Hot in Cleveland (TV Land) 10:00 PM ET
The ladies get a new neighbor, who hopes she can get them to share their tips for Hollywood glamor. Meanwhile Elka‘s not sure she can handle dating a younger, wilder man.

Top Chef (Bravo) 10:00 PM ET
Patti LaBelle guest-judges this week’s challenge which involves making “tribute” dishes dedicated to someone who influenced how they cook.

The Real World (MTV) 10:00 PM ET
It’s been a crazy season and it’s time to relive it with a cast reunion.

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


Tomorrow’s Preview

The Nate Berkus Show (syndicated) Check local listings
Nate gives a veteran and her sister a surprise makeover.