TV on Tap: Ross Mathews Takes Over for Chelsea Handler, “Sherlock” Renewed and TiVo Users Love a Tina Fey Photobomb

Oh, yes. He’s back.



Next week, Ross Mathews will step up as guest-host of Chelsea Lately for the entire week. This certainly sounds like good news for the talk show E! is developing for him.

With the second season of Sherlock wrapped in the UK (U.S. fans will have to wait until May) we’ve already got news that a third season is coming. That makes me happy, though I’d be happier if PBS announced they’re pushing up the air date of the second season (Doctor Who fans’ complaints about Syfy seem quaint in hindsight.).

With TV channels increasingly using social networks, will 2012 be the year of must-tweet TV?

I’ve been slowly getting more and more interested in Lifetime’s upcoming prostitution drama The Client List as more and more cast members are announced. The latest addition is the amazing Loretta Devine, who will play the manager of the series’ massage parlor-slash-prostitution ring.

TiVo has analyzed how its viewers watched The Golden Globe Awards and the award ceremony’s top three moments were Ricky Gervais‘ introduction of Melissa McCarthy, Tina Fey photobombing Amy Poehler and the teleprompter failing on Rob Lowe and Julianne Moore.

The hype asking who Ricky Gervais would offend as host of the Golden Globes didn’t bring additional viewers as ratings were basically flat from last year’s ceremony. Meanwhile, football helped Fox get a strong debut out of Napoleon Dynamite, which doubled Alan Gregory‘s average ratings.


Live! with Kelly (syndicated) Check local listings
Matt Bomer will be visiting to discuss the return of White Collar. Let’s hope he also wants to talk about 8, especially since Kelly isn’t shy about discussing New York events to her national audience.

Glee (Fox) 8:00 PM ET
Will recruits New Directions to help him give Emma a memorable surprise. (He never stops making it about Mr. Schue, does he?) Meanwhile, NeNe Leakes appears and a couple of jerks make for a new they-deserve-each-other couple.

Switched at Birth (ABC Family) 8:00 PM ET
Bay has another situation to navigate when Melody blames her when Emmet gets in trouble. Meanwhile, after being put in a bad mood by her basketball coach, Daphne confronts Angelo about his he deserted his family.

New Girl (Fox) 9:00 PM ET
When Jess‘ tries planning Schmidt‘s 29th birthday party, she makes the mistake of turning to her school’s vice-principal (Rachel Harris) for help… then again, a bigger question arises when someone notices a fifty in the douche jar. (Yay, the douche jar’s back!)

Raising Hope (Fox) 9:30 PM ET
Jimmy relives one of his high school nightmares when he decides to pursue his G.E.D. and finds his old teacher (Fred Willard) teaching the course… and that’s before his parents decide to sign up for the same class.

Chopped (Food Network) 10:00 PM ET
This week’s challenges include frozen fries in the appetizer basket and vinegar in the dessert basket.

Justified (FX) 10:00 PM ET
The new season debuts with Neal McDonough as a Detroit mobster who arrives in Kentucky and bumps heads with the Dixie mob.

Tabatha Takes Over (Bravo) 10:00 PM ET
Tabatha takes over a Long Beach gay bar where two stingy owners are slowly letting their establishment fall apart.

Southland (TNT) 10:00 PM ET
Officer Cooper returns to work in the fourth-season opener, and not only is he still recovering from back surgery, he’s got to work with a new partner (Lucy Liu).

White Collar (USA) 10:00 PM ET
Last season, Peter and Neal played a game of cat-and-mouse as Neal worked to keep his secret treasure stash secret. However, now that Keller has kidnapped Elizabeth over the fortune, will Neal come clean?

Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood (Oxygen) 10:00 PM ET
Ohboy. Patti Stanger (Oh, hello Kabletown family crossover) shows up to help Tori find a man for Mehran. Would it be weird to try to set him up with Zachary Quinto?

Watch What Happens (Bravo) 11:00 PM ET
Andy‘s getting a visit from RuPaul and Tabatha Coffey. I’m expecting we’ll find out if RuPaul ever performed in a bar like the one Tabatha takes over tonight.

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (NBC) 11:35 PM ET
Adam Lambert will be talking with Jay tonight.

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

Tomorrow’s Preview

Days of Our Lives (NBC) Check local listings
Expect to see Marlena demand some answers out of Will tomorrow.

The Rosie Show (OWN) 6:00 PM ET
Rosie‘s future competitor, Ricki Lake will be visiting tomorrow.

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