TV on Tap: Tonight’s “Glee” Does Britney Again. Oops. And Is This the Season of the Generic Everyhunk?


Please, oh comedy gods, let Leslie get a text from Hillary.

News

The next program that will have you asking, “Mark Pellegrino‘s in this show, too?” is Revolution which cast Pellgrino and two more Supernatural alums, Todd Stashwick and Colin Ford.

I think it’s a bit of a stretch to say that too many of this season’s new fall shows feature an everyhunk who basically looks the same from show to show. Also, who can identify an actor by the right corner of his jaw? That’s silly.

F. Murray Abraham is joining the upcoming season of Homeland in a recurring role.

Is Animal Practice guity of animal cruelty in how it gets laughs out of Crystal the monkey? Now I feel bad for enjoying Crystal’s episode of Community.

NBC is giving another chance to the Vertigo comic Midnight, Mass.. NBC previously tried to turn the comic, about a couple who investigate the supernatural (their home base is the Massachusetts town of Midnight), into a series and is trying again. I was a fans of the comic at the time, so I’m keeping my fingers crossed they get it right this time.

It may have lost a million viewers this season, but Big Brother still performed well enough for CBS to order a fifteenth season that will air next summer.

Also renewed, Tosh.0.

HBO has ordered a pilot for a legal drama starring James Gandolfini.

Greek alum Jake McDorman is graduating to Shameless, where he’ll play Fiona‘s new boss.

I find Here Comes Honey Boo Boo an appalling show, but if it’s making good money for TLC, the family deserves a share of that while there’s still an audience that will tune in.

In TV Land casting news, Florence Henderson will appear on Happily Divorced while Hot in Cleveland is getting Eddie Cibrian for two episodes.

Ricky Gervais‘s next show will debut on Netflix in the U.S.

Starz’s period drama Magic City is adding Esai Morales and James Caan.

Olympic medalist Gabby Douglas will appear in a cameo role on The Vampire Diaries this season.

Listings

Anderson Live (syndicated) Check local listings
Maria Menounos is Anderson‘s co-host today as Claire Danes, Tom Bergeron and Raffaele Sollecito, former boyfriend of Amanda Knox are the interview guests.

The Wendy Williams Show (syndicated) Check local listings
Today, Wendy says “How you doin’” to Anderson Cooper before they compare trashy reality TV addictions.

Saturday Night Live: Primetime Election Special (NBC) 8:00 PM ET
Considering how ridiculous this election season has been, an additional 30 minutes of political satire seems superfluous. But at least Jason Sudeikis is on hand to play Mitt Romney, Joe Biden or both.

Up All Night (NBC) 8:30 PM ET
In its first season, Up All Night tried to balance itself between Reagan and Chris‘s struggles as new parents and all the work drama at the Ava show. For its second season, it decided to pick a focus on the domestic hijinks, which doesn’t leave me feeling encouraged since that was the side that worked only when Jason Lee was around as Ava’s boyfriend.

Glee (Fox) 9:00 PM ET
Oops, they’re doing it again. Now that Britney Spears is Glee‘s lead-in, it’s time to pay tribute to her yet again through the eyes of Brittany S. Pierce.

Project Runway (Lifetime) 9:00 PM ET
Debra Messing guest-judges tonight’s challenge, which involves designing costumes for The Rockettes. In earlier seasons, that combination would leave me hoping that the winning design gets featured on a Smash chorus girl, but by now I have a feeling I’d just end up watching Smash with my arms crossed muttering, I can’t believe they preferred that.

The Office (NBC) 9:00 PM ET
Tonight, The Office begins its farewell tour with two new members (Jake Lacy and Greek alum Clark Duke) of the Dundler-Mifflin team that get nicknamed “the new Jim” and “Dwight, Jr.” I’m imagining everyone awkwardly staring at them from a distance, waiting for a new wave of pranks to begin.

Parks & Recreation (NBC) 9:30 PM ET
Ms. Knope takes time off from her new job on the city council and goes to Washington to check in on Ben and meet some politicians who, I’m guessing, don’t ask who’s filming before they throw themselves in front of a camera.

The Fabulous Beekman Boys (The Cooking Channel) 10:00 PM ET
Brent and Josh return to TV tonight as The Cooking Channel begins airing classic episodes from the first two seasons with some added footage. I’m keeping my fingers crossed “added footage” really means “gratuitous llama film”.

Wilfred (FX) 10:00 PM ET
For the second season finale, it’s time for Jenna and whatshisname’s wedding along with hints that we’re going to get answers t.

Awkward. (MTV) 10:30 PM ET
After a season of Team Jake vs. Team Matty drama, Jenna makes a choice in tonight’s finale.

Louie (FX) 10:30 PM ET
Oh. Yes. If you didn’t get enough of David Lynch as the Mr. Miyagi of late night talk, there’s more coming tonight.

Watch What Happens Live (Bravo) 11:00 PM ET
After a week when Andy‘s guests included some great performers, he’s wrapping up with week with a trio from The Real Housewives of Miami.

The Late Show with David Letterman (CBS) 11:35 PM ET
Nathan Lane is visiting Dave tonight to make waiting another week for the return of The Good Wife seem even longer.

Childrens Hospital (Adult Swim) Midnight ET
What’s the British version of Childrens Hospital like? We find out tonight! All I know is that it stars Dominic Monaghan.

NTSF:SD:SUV:: (Adult Swim) 12:15 AM ET
Did you know San Diego has a robot town? Of course it does! I hope it’s half as much fun as Wee Britain.

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

Tomorrow’s Preview

Anderson Live (syndicated) Check local listings
Retta‘s guest hosting tomorrow’s show, as Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Pena talk up their new movie.

The Wendy Williams Show (syndicated) Check local listings
Big Bird is making his Wendy show debut tomorrow.

Days of Our Lives (NBC) Check local listings
Will‘s back tomorrow and so’s the liveblog!

 

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