TV on Tap: “Terra Nova” Fans Get to Write the Series’ Finale, the “Shannara” Books May Come to TV and RuPaul is a “Honey Boo Boo” Fan


Britney Spears joins The X-Factor‘s judges’ table.

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I didn’t love Terra Nova but I love that they’re asking for fans to write an ending for the show that was canceled after one season. You do have to care enough about Terra Nova to buy the DVD set.

Steven Moffat deleted his Twitter account due to the microblogging site being too much of a distraction. He made the mistake of reading what strangers tweeted at him, didn’t he? That’s always a bad idea for creative people.

An obscure character who I don’t remember will also be returning to Arrested Development.

A production company has purchased the rights to adapt Terry BrooksShannara books for TV.

Good news, Jean-Ralphio fans, Ben Schwartz will be returning to Parks & Recreation for an episode.

There’s a crowded graveyard of scripted shows that tried to launch over the summer, but CBS thinks it may have cracked the code with the Poppy Montgomery procedural Unforgettable. The series did well last season but not well enough to get a renewal at CBS, which has so many hits it cancels shows for not being a big enough hit. However, the show was saved when CBS ordered a second season to air during the summer. Now, CBS is hoping that Unforgettable can avoid becoming the next Swingtown, The Gates or Love Bites thanks to the fact that viewers are already familiar with the series.

RuPaul expressed her love of Honey Boo Boo saying, “I love anybody who dances to the beat of a different drummer.”

Thanks to the Democratic National Convention, MSNBC had its first week as the most-watched cable news network among all viewers.

Why did NBC purchase the rights to air the Paralympics if it was only going to air five and a half hours of the games?

My Name is Earl and Raising Hope creator Greg Garcia has sold two comedies, including one about a woman who starts filming a documentary about her family to prove that they’re as crazy as she says.

When Frank Ocean performs in the season premiere of Saturday Night Live, he’ll be joined by John Mayer, who collaborated with Ocean on the Channel Orange song “White.”

This has been a tough summer for USA Network, its established hits are still going strong but Necessary Roughness and Fairly Legal are on the bubble while its newest series, police odd couple drama Common Law is facing likely cancellation.

Listings

Anderson Live (syndicated) Check local listings
Anderson is joined by co-host Kelly Osbourne to talk with Ryan Lochte (which may take more patience than the Honey Boo Boo interview) and the cast of Breaking Amish.

The Wendy Williams Show (syndicated) Check local listings
Lance Bass will be visiting Wendy to share his thoughts on The X-Factor and American Idol.

Days of Our Lives (NBC) Check local listings
It’s “The family that makes bad life choices together” day in Salem as Sami and Will spend some time together and discuss their relationship status. This is definitely going to need a liveblog to make it work, so be sure to join.

The Voice (NBC) 8:00 PM ET
Thanks to NBC’s scheduling department, we’ve got another round of the Christina versus Britney debates as The Voice‘s three-night premiere, only this time we’ve got AC Nielsen to play referee.

The X-Factor (Fox) 8:00 PM ET
After a debut season that failed to light up the ratings to match Simon Cowell‘s big promises, The X-Factor kicks off its second season with Britney Spears and Demi Lovato joining the judges’ table. Personally, I thought the problem with The X-Factor is that we have enough singing competitions on TV, but maybe the ratings will say that it was the judges and the host that was the problem.

Guys with Kids (NBC) 10:00 PM ET
Since tonight’s TV is pretty slow, you might want to check out this preview of NBC’s new comedy that’s full of jokes about how men trying to do housework is innately hilarious… however with Anthony Anderson, Tempestt Bledsoe and Jesse Bradford, I’m keeping my fingers crossed this show manages to become more than Whitney as a family sitcom.

The New Normal (NBC) 10:30 PM ET
In case you missed it last night, NBC is re-airing the pilot tonight.

Watch What Happens Live (Bravo) 11:00 PM ET
Andy‘s chatting with Melissa Etheridge and Anna Kendrick.

Chelsea Lately (E!) 11:00 PM ET
Tonight has Fortune Feimster on the panel before Chelsea interviews Tim Gunn.

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

Tomorrow’s Preview

Anderson Live (syndicated) Check local listings
Howie Mandell joins Anderson for a chat with the woman who claims hair loss products turned her transgender.

The Wendy Williams Show (syndicated) Check local listings
Fran Drescher is visiting Wendy tomorrow.

The Talk (CBS) Check local listings
Tim Gunn will be visiting tomorrow.

Days of Our Lives (NBC) Check local listings
Huh. It sounds like WilSon might finally see a chapter close tomorrow, so be sure to pencil in a liveblog about storylines finally moving forward.

 

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