TV on Tap: NeNe Leakes Joins Another Ryan Murphy Show and the Hunky “Once Upon a Time” Sheriff Will Evade Gillian Anderson

Martin Starr is Nick‘s old frat brother on tonight’s New Girl.
Is there a “Only one
Party Down star at a time” rule at work?


It looks like Terra Nova is definitely dead. Negotiations between Fox and Netflix have stalled and aren’t likely to get anywhere. The studio says it’s still seeking a way to save the series, but I suspect we’ll sooner see new episodes of One Live to Live.

With their show on the bubble, Body of Proof fans are already starting a Save Our Show effort. I wonder if they’ve considered contacting Netflix.

If you’re missing Once Upon a Time‘s hunky sheriff, Jamie Dornan, he’ll star opposite Gillian Anderson in BBC2′s The Fall. Dornan will play a serial killer being pursued by a police detective played by Anderson.

Evidently Ryan Murphy likes working with NeNe Leakes. He’s just given her a guest role in his comedy pilot The New Normal that would recur if the pilot became a series.

When Suits returns this summer, it will include an episode with the amazing Margo Martindale, who will play a nurse who Harvey has a difficult time intimidating. If she offers you a glass of “apple pie” just say no, Harvey… or pass it on to Louis if it’s one of those days when he’s being an awful person.

Next season, Hawaii Five-0 will have a new regular. Steve‘s military girlfriend will have a bigger role on the show. Then again, every time Hawaii Five-0 adds a new female character, she seems to suddenly pack up and leave. (What’s up with that, anyway?)

Former (sigh) Expedition Impossible host Dave Salmoni is headed to Animal Planet with Frontier Earth, which will examine the major ecosystems of the earth. Give it the spectacular footage that must be watched on an HD TV and I’m there.

To celebrate its 25th anniversary, Fox is planning a special that will feature reunions of some of its trademark shows and even a few of the shows that have fans cursing Fox’s name. Stars from Married… with Children, The X-Files, Ally McBeal and even The Tick have been booked for the celebration. I’m keeping my fingers crossed they remember Karen’s Song (okay, just for Lanie Kazan), Herman’s Head and, just to remind the world that it existed, the post-apocalyptic sitcom Whoops!.

For her next job after Desperate Housewives, Eva Longoria is sticking with Marc Cherry. She’s signed up for his new soapy pilot, Devious Maids — this time, however, she’ll be behind the camera, working as a producer.


Live! with Kelly (syndicated) Check local listings
Jane Lynch is visiting to make the upcoming two weeks without Glee to go by a little faster.

Anderson (syndicated) Check local listings
Today, Anderson looks at the documentary Bully meeting two of the kids who are profiled in the film.

Days of Our Lives (NBC) Check local listings
After yesterday’s discussions, Kate and Marlena get together to have a “We Have to Talk About Will” moment.

Raising Hope (Fox) 8:00 PM ET
Burt has his own encounter with a GCB when he decides to run to be the chairperson of the Natesville Church Group. (Raising the question of “Why?” The Hopes haven’t seemed particularly religious before.) He’ll have to unseat a Vivica A. Fox unwilling to give up the attention that comes with the title. He’ll also have to prove he can help a blind church member (David Krumholtz) with his seeing eye pig. That’s right, this episode has a pig, though he doesn’t have any pinwheels.

New Girl (Fox) 9:00 PM ET
Everyone’s got romantic trouble this week including Jess, who deals with an disappointing date with Mr. Fancypants. I’m guessing it all goes wrong when Jess explains to the chef that she’s soy, lactose and gluten intolerant and only eats faerie dust (and not that generic fairy dust).

Ringer (CW) 9:00 PM ET
Bridget decides that her only chance to feel safe is to testify against Bodaway Macawi which basically brings us to the point where someone has to say “We could have avoided all this trouble if you did that in the pilot.”

Top Gear (History) 9:00 PM ET
It’s been a while since I checked out the History Channel version of Top Gear but tonight the series heads to San Francisco for an episode centered around co-host Rutledege Wood and will include an appearance by out celebrity stylist Clark Russell and Lady Gaga illusionist Bobbi Pinn.

Justified (FX) 10:00 PM ET
As Raylan is busy dealing with a couple of Detroit mob hit men, Boyd makes his move against Quarles and Dickie Bennett. Somehow, there’s still two more episodes to go, I’m not sure how they’re going to keep raising the stakes.

Watch What Happens Live (Bravo) 11:00 PM ET
Tonight, Andy‘s guests are recent Apprentice champion (I’m just referring to last week’s challenge) Clay Aiken and Jenna Jameson.

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

Tomorrow’s Preview

The Wendy Williams Show (syndicated) Check local listings
Wendy‘s talking with GCB‘s Miriam Shor and comedian JB Smoove.

Days of Our Lives (NBC) Check local listings
After a few weeks without much Will, we’ve got a third day (in a row!) with Salem’s conflicted gay teen.