TV on Tap: The Original “Being Human” Will Return, Jaime Pressly is a “Bad Girl” and Delta Burke’s “Counter” Pilot


At least The Secret Life of the American Teenager isn’t ABC Family’s top show anymore.

We’re expecting a big episode of Days of Our Lives today, so be sure to join us for a liveblog!

News

Don’t worry about leaving Honolulu Heights behind anytime soon. The BBC has renewed Being Human for a fifth season, though the Beeb isn’t revealing who will survive to the end of the current season. (Syfy renewed its version of Being Human last month.)

Jaime Pressly has already found her first role following I Hate My Teenage Daughter, she’s going to play a warden in NBC’s adaptation of the women-in-prison soap Bad Girls.

With an Arrested Development revival in the works, actor Justin Grant Wade has started a campaign for his character, Steve Holt to be a part of the action. Okay, I can’t stop myself from saying it. Steve Holt!

When you include two Bryan Fuller shows on your list of Science Fiction and Fantasy TV Shows That Were Ahead of Their Time, I have to approve. That said, why not go for the complete set and include Wonderfalls on the list?

The West Hollywood City Council has passed a resolution criticizing Bravo’s The Shahs of Sunset for “perpetuating negative stereotypes about Iranian-Americans.”

Friday Night Lights alum Gaius Charles isn’t leaving the football field. He’s booked a four episode story arc on Necessary Roughness. I guess it would have been too cheesy for Smash to cast the guy who played “SmashWilliams for a role.

American Horror Story is increasing its chances of taking home a trophy by submitting itself into the miniseries categories on the Emmy ballots.

For its third season, The Big C has lined up a solid bunch of guest-stars including Allison Janney, Victor Garber and Susan Sarandon. Now the series has recruited Mamie Gummer. That also means I get to mention two Gummers in one post.

Since it looks we won’t see more of Detective Timoney, Maria Bello is joining the cast of Touch.

Fargo, The TV Series? Really?

After airing an episode of Dance Moms featuring Abby Lee Miller‘s underage students learning a burlesque number in flesh-colored underwear, Lifetime finally discovered its sense of shame and pulled the episode.

In a quartet of further ABC pilot casting news, Delta Burke has joined the ABC comedy pilot Counter Culture, where she will play sister to Kerri Kenney and Margo Martindale. Orlando Jones has joined the Sarah Chalke comedy about a single mom moving in with her parents. While Jason George and Brett Tucker (who will be appearing on Castle soon) will make upcoming summer soap Mistresses hunkier.

Camille Grammer won’t be one of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills when the series returns for a new season. Too bad that news comes too late to invoke much of a emotional reaction.

According to Ad Age, Pretty Little Liars rules in social network buzz, even beating The Walking Dead.

Listings

Days of Our Lives (NBC) Check local listings
Sigh. Days has been frustrating me lately. Friday was supposed to have scenes where Will deals with Lucas and then Kate. Then that was supposed to have been bumped to Monday, only the Lucas stuff seems to have happened on Friday after all, and Will’s scenes with Kate are happening today. At least, there’s also another scene where Will discusses his sexuality with Marlena. Don’t forget to join us for a liveblog starting at 1PM Eastern!

Talking Liberally: The Stephanie Miller Show (Current) 9:00 AM ET
Out comedian Stephanie Miller‘s radio show makes its debut, getting simulcast on Current this morning. At the least, it gives me an alternative to letting the local morning news slip into the insipidness of The Today Show.

Shoot First: The Tragedy of Trayvon Martin (BET) 7:30 PM ET
Host Emmett Miller examines the killing of Florida teen Trayvon Martin, following the velocity of the story as social media pushed it into the national spotlight and talking with Martin’s parents.

The Secret Life of the American Teenager (ABC Family) 8:00 PM ET
Oh dear, it’s back. That ABC Family show with the teenagers who speak in monotone (which, at least, made it look like Bristol Palin could act as well as the rest of the cast) who consistently make bad choices. At least this episode has a guest appearance by Mindy Cohn. Did anyone ever look at The Family Channel and think this would become a home for stars from the 80s and 90s? (Well, that and The Good Wife.) There’s no sign of gay teen Griffin, but I’ll keep checking and let you know if that changes.

The Voice (NBC) 8:00 PM ET
So, really, Voice you reveal a gay male competitor just after signalling he’s only fodder for your Pip-hyping? Tonight brings the end of the battle rounds and, according to the ads, a performance that brings Cee Lo to tears. I’m guessing that means one of the battle rounds has Lily Allen‘s “Smile” being performed as a love duet (oh Finchel).

Make It or Break It (ABC Family) 9:00 PM ET
While Max doesn’t look likely to be back, Make It Or Break It has had some pretty faboo guests in the past, including Sean Maher. Let’s hope that continues as the gymnastics drama returns for its third season.

Being Human (Syfy) 9:00 PM ET
If last week’s theme was “Everybody but Josh is forgetting to resist their monstrous nature” it sounds like this week it’s about the boys’ romantic complications as Suren and Aiden try to figure out how to live out of Mother‘s shadow while Josh figures out if his future is with Nora or Julia. How much longer until Josh realizes that no one understand him like Aiden does?

RuPaul’s Drag Race (Logo) 9:00 PM ET
It’s time for a test of the dolls’ spokesperson abilities as they campaign for the nomination of the “Wig Party.” In addition to Dan Savage, Absolut spokesman Jeffrey Moran guest-judges this challenge. I guess this is the challenge with endorsements of new cocktail recipes for flavored vodkas. Too bad there aren’t any new kinds of Absolut flavored to taste like some exotic hard-to-pronounce fruit. I loved watching them stumble over pronouncing a├žai a couple seasons ago.

Smash (NBC) 10:00 PM ET
Tonight brings Grace Gummer to Smash as Eileen gets a visit from her daughter, which finally gives me a chance to point out to my partner how much Meryl Streep‘s daughters resemble their mother… well, once he stops playing Mass Effect long enough for us to catch up on Smash. OneRepublic‘s Ryan Tedder also appears in the episode.

Conan (TBS) 11:00 PM ET
The faboo Kristin Chenoweth will be talking with Conan tonight.

Watch What Happens Live (Bravo) 11:00 PM ET
Okay, I adore Adam Pally as much as the rest of you, but Casey Wilson is the one who would break my heart if she left Happy Endings. I’m pretty excited to see her appear to talk with Andy‘s show tonight, along with Toni Braxton.

Chelsea Lately (E!) 11:00 PM ET
Ross Mathews is on tonight’s panel with Mena Suvari sitting with Chelsea for a chat.

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (NBC) 11:35 PM ET
One of the great side benefit of Rachel Maddow‘s new book coming out: she’ll be all over the talk show circuit. The downside is that we’ll see her host her show from a variety of studios that have terrible lighting for Rachel. Priorities, I guess. As a bonus, Timothy Olyphant will also appear on Jay‘s couch.

Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (NBC) 12:35 AM ET
As if that Watch What Happens Live appearance weren’t enough of a treat, Casey Wilson will also be visiting Jimmy tonight.

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

Tomorrow’s Preview

Live! with Kelly (syndicated) Check local listings
Jane Lynch will be visiting on tomorrow’s show.

Days of Our Lives (NBC) Check local listings
Yes! We’re back to Will appearing in multiple episodes this week.

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