TV on Tap: “Sherlock” Gets a Fourth Season and Who Is Making a “Glee” Return?


At this point, the promise of an Officer Cuddlybear/Rookieboy scene feels like a big deal on Southand.

News

While the BBC hasn’t announced a fourth season yet, Benedict Cumberbatch revealed that he’s committed to appear in another season of Sherlock, along with Martin Freeman. Go ahead and do your happy dance, I’ve got an excuse to post a Sherlock pic. (UPDATE: The fourth season is official.)

Deadline reports that sometimes Daily Show correspondent Kristen Schaal has joined ABC’s adaptation of the Britcom Pulling, about three dysfunctional women in their 30s. Schaal takes over for Mandy Moore who recently quit the pilot.

HBO is adapting the graphic novel Cancer Vixen: A True Story as a movie with Cate Blanchett producing. The graphic novel follows a cartoonist’s account of her eleven month battle with breast cancer.

Keegan Michael Key has joined the comedy USA is developing about two female friends who raise a baby together, according to The Hollywood Reporter. It’s not clear what this casting means for Key and Peele.

Idina Menzel is making a return appearance on Glee. Perhaps this time Quinn can act like a decent human being around her?

New Girl is planning a flashback episode that looks at how the roommates lost their virginity, and they’ve just booked Dylan O’Brien to play Jess‘ prom date, TV Guide reports. The episode is set to air in April, which is crazy because a New Girl episode with Dylan O’Brien should air during May sweeps.

To go with its home makeover competition, NBC has ordered a cooking contest reality show. Food Fighters has a promising concept, as home cooks will face experienced chefs in a series of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?-style rounds. Maybe this will even be NBC’s first watchable culinary reality show?

Marion Ross will appear in the season finale of The Middle, according to TVLine. She’ll play the vice-principal at Brick‘s school.

As part of the media campaign to ignore Justified, Salon‘s Willa Paskin wonders if this season has become too flippant about its use of violence. As much as I love Justified I’ve been thinking something similar. I loved how the first season went from depicting Raylan as a badass, maverick and slowly peeled back the layers until we saw just how broken he is. The last few seasons kept that up, but that’s been missing this season. I’m keeping my fingers crossed that there’s a bigger plan at work, but in the meantime I’m just happy there’s more of Tim.

James Spader has joined the NBC drama pilot The Backlist, about a most wanted criminal (Spader) who suddenly turns himself in, offering to share information about his past accomplices. So, if you were worried about TV giving up on dramas about charismatic criminals, you can rest easy.

As a nerd who loves nerds, I enjoyed Vuture‘s evolution of the TV nerd, but it could be a lot longer. Shouldn’t Willow Rosenberg count as a nerd?

Judging on her two appearances so far, I presume it’s good news for Doctor Who fans that Jenna-Louie Coleman has already signed up for Doctor Who‘s eight season.

Listings

Anderson Live (syndicated) Check local listings
Nighline‘s Cynthia McFadden joins Anderson to discus… if pet psychics are real. Seriously. I can’t decide if Anderson is just phoning it in now that his show has been cancelled or if they’re burning through the topics that would be ridiculous on his CNN show.

Days of Our Lives (NBC) Check local listngs
I don’t have much by way of spoilers for today’s show, so let’s just say Sami promises Will that the next time she’s in trouble, he and Sonny can have wacky capers on her behalf. At least, that’s what I’d like to see. We’re going to liveblog

Workaholics (Comedy Central) 10:00 PM ET
This seems ironically-timed. The guys are excited about the hot new video game that’s about to hit store shelves but end up fighting over who gets a copy of their own. They should just be glad if they can play the game the day they bought it, unlike that game Adam DeVine endorses.

Southland (TNT) 10:00 PM ET
Aw, if I knew about last week’s shower scene, I would have made sure to record the episode in HD. I mean, hello Cooper. This week, John contemplates what life will be like when he leaves the LAPD. If he does that thinking in the shower, we should all send thank you notes to Michael Cudlitz.

It’s a Brad Brad World (Bravo) 10:00 PM ET
Brad‘s got experience in being the stylist’s assistant when things go haywire, but can he keep himself together when his assistant doesn’t get an important gown to a client?

The Americans (FX) 10:00 PM ET
I never expected to enjoy seeing a Margo Martindale character getting hit in the face, so congratulations on proving me wrong there, The Americans. While Elizabeth continues to assert her dominance in her relationship with Claudia, things continue to be strained in Elizabeth’s marriage as an “old flame” (or an information source he seduced once upon a time?) of Phillip‘s shows up.

Watch What Happens Live (Bravo) 11:00 PM ET
It’s a double feature of cute with Ian Somerhalder and Nev Schulman on tonight’s show.

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

Tomorrow’s Preview

Anderson Live (syndicated) Check local listings
Anderson‘s live from Vatican City, so expect a segment on if the smoke is black, grey or just smoke-colored.

Days of Our Lives (NBC) Check local listings
Yippee, it sounds like tomorrow Nick tries to intimidate Will. Again.

 

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