TV on Tap: Nene Leakes’ Return to “Glee,” Jason O’Mara Goes from “Terra Nova” to Vegas and “Modern Family” is February’s #1 Show

Is it time for the season finale already? We’re going to miss you Cooper.


When Terra Nova was canceled, I hoped that series star Jason O’Mara would find a new series quickly, so I’m happy to hear that he’s going to be a part of CBS’ period drama about Ralph Lamb the rodeo cowboy who became sheriff of Las Vegas.

The panel show may be a staple of British TV but it hasn’t been so successful stateside. TBS is planning to try the genre out with The Naked Truth, hosted by Tom Papa, formerly of The Marriage Ref.

Two and a Half Men is bringing back Charlie Sheen‘s character, Charlie Harper — only Charlie’s coming back as a ghost played by Kathy Bates.

Every so often, I’ve been lured by a headline suggesting that, with Snooki pregnant and ratings falling, Jersey Shore may be no more. Then I read the article and there’s nothing worth passing on to you. Sadly, our national nightmare won’t be ending anytime soon.

We haven’t seen the last of Roz Washington on Glee. Nene Leakes tweeted that she’s filmed more scenes for an upcoming episode. I hope she has a few choice words for Sue.

Mary Elizabeth Ellis is returning to New Girl for a three episode story arc as Nick‘s ex-girlfriend, Caroline. When we met Caroline, I wanted to know more about her relationship with Nick, so I’m eager to see her return.

Pretty Little Liars fans haven’t seen the last of Mona, the series has promoted Janel Parrish from a recurring player to a series regular in the third season. Now that we’ve seen Mona modeling her crazypants, I look forward to seeing her take it to a new level in the upcoming season.

ABC is declaring Modern Family as the number one show of the February sweeps. After counting DVR usage, the comedy drew more viewers 18-49 than any other show, though The Voice beat it among all viewers.


Anderson (syndicated) Check local listings
While I’m not into today’s realty TV-centric topics, Anderson will be meeting with Grand Forks Herald restaurant critic Marilyn Hagerty, who got a lot of attention for her review of the local Olive Garden. I hope Anderson is a lot less patronizing to her than the internet was.

Switched at Birth (ABC Family) 8:00 PM ET
For its midseason finale, Switched at Birth didn’t push things to get a big cliffhanger, it just let the storylines grow naturally to a natural climax. (Though if we’re going to have to spend months wondering if Regina ruined Bay‘s hair, I’m up for that.) I hope that continues in tonight’s finale which sees the return of Angelo, Emmett continuing to be tortured by his secret and, for some reason, an appearance by Corben Bernsen.

Raising Hope (Fox) 8:00 PM ET
Is this homesitting week for working class comedies? Following last night’s 2 Broke Girls, Virginia ends up house sitting for one of her clients, which leads to her learning that the teenage daughter is thinking of taking her relationship to the next level and trying to convince the girl not to move too quickly.

Cougar Town (ABC) 8:30 PM ET
Nicole Sullivan appears in tonight’s episode as Jules and Greyson‘s pre-marital councilor and she’s definitely going to earn her pay as Jules is about to meet one of Greyson’s exes.

I Hate My Teenage Daughter (Fox) 8:30 PM ET
In addition to wasting the talents of its cast, I Hate My Teenage Daughter also fails to take advantage of what should be a great idea for a series. I suspect tonight’s episode will remind me of that further as the gang takes a road trip. Usually being stuck in a confined space is a method to explore the characters pushed by stress. I have a bad feeling we’re just going to get the same unfunny one-liners.

Ringer (CW) 9:00 PM ET
Another attempt is made on Bridget‘s life, leaving everyone to point fingers at each other. Again. At some point, someone is going to arrange an intervention and make these people face how bad they are for each other.

New Girl (Fox) 9:00 PM ET
Last time Payton Reed directed New Girl we got that fun episode where Jess tried to be friends with their landlord, so I’ve got high hopes for tonight’s installment (the beginning of a two-part story) where Jess dates one of her students’ dads (Dermot Mulroney).

Chopped (Food Network) 10:00 PM ET
Instead of chefs, four firefighters will be battling it out this week to show who can handle the mystery baskets best. Whoever makes it to the dessert round gets to pop open one of those canisters of crescent roll dough.

Justified (TNT) 10:00 PM ET
Things continue to get tenser for Raylan and Quarles, which makes Quarles even more erratic. Maybe that means we’ll finally get a good explanation of what Quarles’ “rent boy incident” was all about?

Tabatha Takes Over (Bravo) 10:00 PM ET
Tabatha‘s next stop is helping a business with a hippie owner and a temperamental manager who is alienating the staff. After Barkingham Palace, we’re due for a takeover with a happy ending, thought I’m not sure if this odd couple can deliver that.

Southland (TNT) 10:00 PM ET
For its fourth season finale, it’s Teng‘s last day as she gets ready for a new position at a new precinct, while Ben finds himself having to spend the day partnered with Dewey.

The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (CBS) 12:35 AM ET
To make up for the lack of Brad Goreski on our TVs, he’ll be talking with Craig tonight.

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

Tomorrow’s Preview

The Talk (CBS) Check local listings
Miss Piggy has been pretty faboo in her every appearance and tomorrow she’ll be visiting the Talk ladies.

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (CBS) 10:00 PM ET
Hot in Cleveland (TV Land) 10:00 PM ET
The 10PM hour on Wednesday is full of nostalgia from the 70s with Jaclyn Smith appearing on CSI and Ed Asner joining Betty White on Hot in Cleveland.