TV on Tap: Ryan Murphy Reveals Who’s Coming Back on “Glee,” Cable Might Remember “Unforgettable,” and “America’s Next Top Model” Gets a New Male Model Judge

If you’ve got a Bounce TV affiliate, remember Donna Summer with an airing of Thank God It’s Friday.


While the CW has decided to completely shuffle its schedule, the more interesting announcement to me is that the network will hold off its fall season until October. In recent years, the network raced to debut its shows before the other broadcast networks. That got more people to sample the CW’s programs, but it also required longer hiatuses in order to end the season at the same time as the other networks.

Meanwhile, now that the upfronts are done, the question to ask is, “Which pilots are still alive?” Sadly, the John Barrowman-starring Gilded Lilys isn’t on that list, though it turns out the CW is still developing a pilot around the Deadman comics and will rework its Hunger Games-influenced pilot, The Selection

A&E has cancelled Breakout Kings.

The Marilu Henner-inspired Unforgettable might live another day on either TNT or Lifetime. The CBS drama generally was thought to have solid ratings, just not good enough for a network like CBS, which has an embarrassment of hits. Both Lifetime and TNT are looking for a cop show featuring a female lead.

Oxygen has ordered a second season of its tattoo artist competition series Best Ink.

Ryan Murphy addressed those questions about who will be leaving Glee at the end of the season… and his answer was “no one!” However, it’s not entirely clear what Murphy means when he says that everyone is “coming back.”

Producer Doug Liman isn’t ready to give up on I Just Want My Pants Back. Liman says he was working on the second season when he learned that MTV canceled the show and now he’s shopping the comedy to other channels.

The next season of America’s Next Top Model will add model Rob Evans, and stylist Johnny Wujek to the judges panel. The show will also add some kind of viewer voting system, though it’s not clear what that will mean.

Friday’s Listings

The Wendy Williams Show (syndicated) check local listings
Wendy‘s discussing this weekend’s The Celebrity Apprentice finale with final two Clay Aiken and Arsenio Hall.

The Ellen DeGeneres Show (syndicated) Check local listings
Ellen‘s celebrating her 1,500th show with her favorite moments from past shows (including dancing, it wouldn’t be Ellen without dancing) and plenty of surprises, including a visit from Mario Lopez.

Jeopardy (syndicated) check local listings
Power players week concludes with a battle between Anderson Cooper, Thomas Friedman and Kelly O’Donnell. Typically, I’d hope a group made up of a news anchor, a columnist and a reporter will face a totally lowbrow category but we know Coop would totally sweep a Real Housewives trivia contest.

Soul Train (Bounce TV) 8:00 PM ET
The networks are only just starting to announce their programming to remember Donna Summer, but here’s a chance to watch her 1976 appearance on Soul Train where she performed “Winter Melody” and “Spring Affair.”

Nikita (CW) 8:00 PM ET
It’s the moment we’ve been building to for the series’ two seasons — Nikita and Michael take on The Division, eventually cornering Percy. Of course, if Nikita does manage to take control of The Division, that just asks what will she do with it? (Wouldn’t that be a great set up for next season?)

Thank God It’s Friday (Bounce TV) 9:00 PM ET
Disco legend Donna Summer starred in this campy disco movie as an aspiring singer looking for her break. Sadly, it turns out I don’t have a Bounce TV affiliate in my market.

Grimm (NBC) 9:00 PM ET
It’s taken all season but Nick finally comes clean to Juliette — though we’re also going to learn what happens when a hexenbiest scratches a human. At least, we can look forward to seeing Juliet, Monroe, and Rosalee as the new Scooby Gang.

Supernatural (CW) 9:00 PM ET
Over all these years, Sam and Dean have battled evil with just the help of a supporting player or two, but to take on Dick Roman they’re finally assembling their own Supernatural League, with Castiel, Bobby, Meg and Kevin. I’m not sure I can expect this team to survive the battle intact, however.

Degrassi (TeenNick) 9:00 PM ET
I said a few weeks ago that Eli and Claire are the most tolerable to me when he’s a supportive sidekick to Degrassi’s GLBT students, so I definitely enjoyed watching him push Fiona to take a chance on Imogen. This week might be less enjoyable as Fiona considers leaving Degrassi and the Eclaire drama raises its ugly head again.

The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (CBS) 12:35 AM ET
Craig is wrapping up his week in Scotland with a visit from David Sedaris.

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