TV on Tap “The Revolution” Won’t Be Televised on ABC, Fox Shelves Another Comedy and a New Role for David Tennant


Up All Night wraps its first season with Marion Ross.

News

ABC isn’t killing its last, surviving soap, after all. It’s expected to renew General Hospital and cancel struggling talk show The Revolution in order to make room for Katie Couric‘s talk show. ABC’s so eager to get rid of The Revolution, they’re taking it off the air before Couric’s show is ready, giving an afternoon edition of Good Morning America a nine-week run. (The working title is GMA in the Afternoon, I’m guessing ABC didn’t want to call it “Good Afternoon America” and hear it dubbed GAA.)

Also (essentially)  canceled: Fox’s Breaking In, which was supposed to return to the schedule after Raising Hope‘s finale. Fox has decided it would rather air more New Girl repeats. So. Which show gets to have Megan Mullally now?

AMC is adapting a second comic by Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman. Thief of Thieves is about a master thief who wants to quit the business but decides to just steal already-stolen goods.

David TennantAmerican Horror Story has cast French actress Lizzie Brochere to play the Girl, Interrupted-inspired wild child who will be Jessica Lange‘s nemesis.

David Tennant is returning to BBC America with the mini-series The Spies of Warsaw. Tennant will play a French war hero who is drawn into the the espionage and intrigue of Warsaw. Torchwood‘s Burn Gorman will also star in the series.

Fox will lead into its 25th anniversary special by airing The Simpsons‘s 500th episode and the pilot of Married… with Children. They’ve completely forgotten about Tracey Ullman, haven’t they? For shame.

A study predicts the average cable bill will balloon to $200 — from today’s average of $86 — by 2020. The culprit? Cable channels demanding higher carriage fees, which cable providers have been passing on to customers.

Vulture asks which AMC drama has the worst parents? I think its impossible to pick a winner, Cersei Lannister comes off as a better parent than these self-involved fools.

I’ll miss Rory on Doctor Who, but at least his last episode will also have the weeping angels and River Song. Amy will also appear in the episode, but I could take or leave that part.

In today’s edition of “I Love You, Internet,” here are the rules for “True American,” the drinking game they played on this week’s New Girl.

Which scripted show has inspired the most reality series? That title goes to 90210, which has given us multiple Dancing withe the Stars competitors, three shows with Tori Spelling along with Confessions of a Teen Idol and The Surreal Life.

Listings

Joel McHaleLive! with Kelly (syndicated) Check local listings
Joel McHale is Kelly‘s guest-host as they talk with Laura Linney, Bradley Whitford and Chrissie Miller.

Days of Our Lives (NBC) Check local listings
Will‘s coming out continues with a conversation with Gabi, who wonders if this is because of something she did.

Community (NBC) 8:00 PM ET
The carnival is in town and that means one thing — Britta‘s getting a visit from her secret carnie boyfriend. Oh, Community I love your pop culture parodies, the affection between Troy and Abed and all the times Jeff loses his shirt… and now you’ve given me the chance to type “secret carnie boyfriend.”

30 Rock (NBC) 8:30 PM ET
Alec Baldwin‘s latest… er, unhappy moment has people wondering if 30 Rock is headed to its series finale at the end of the season, and tonight’s plot isn’t going to help as Liz tries to convince Jack to open up to his mother (Elaine Stritch) as she’s recovering in the hospital. There’s a lot of closure going on this season.

The Office (NBC) 9:00 PM ET
For most of the Scranton office, the big adjustment is making room for Nellie. But Andy is preoccupied with trying to figure out how to break up with his girlfriend so that he can be with Erin. Sadly, it turns out Andy is ridiculous enough to try to claim he’s realized that he is gay. Now, is Nellie still squatting Andy’s job?

Up All Night (NBC) 9:30 PM ET
In addition to Marion Ross appearing as Chris‘ grandmother, Up All Night‘s season finale is giving us the return of Kevin (Jason Lee). Since I thought Up All Night was at its best when Kevin was around, I’d like to think this is Up All Night trying to make me miss it if there’s no second season coming.

Awake (NBC) 10:00 PM ET
A tip sends Michael to revisit a case that has Captain Harper tearing her hair out in worry (or, since we’re talking about a Laura Innes character, she probably expresses her worry by glaring at nearby oxygen molecules).

Scandal (ABC) 10:00 PM ET
The firm’s newest client is a DC Madame who is trying to keep from having to reveal her client list… which doesn’t sound as interesting as a recent real-life story of a DC Madame.

Punk’d (MTV) 10:00 PM ET
Hayden Panettierre is this week Punk’master playing tricks on Glee‘s Diana Agron, Snookie and Zac Efron.

Watch What Happens Live (Bravo) 11:00 PM ET
Andy is wrapping up his week with Rachel Dratch and Cheryl Hines.

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

Tomorrow’s Preview

Live! with Kelly (syndicated) Check local listings
Friday’s show has a visit from Martha Plimpton. See, I told you it was a week full of faboo for Live.

The Ellen DeGeneres Show (syndicated) Check local listings
Sean Hayes will be visiting to discuss The Three Stooges.

The View (ABC) Check local listings
The cast of The Shahs of Sunset will be visiting tomorrow, including Reza.

 

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