TV on Tap: “Top Chef Masters”‘ Gay Fourth Season, The CW is Staying at “The L.A. Complex,” and Answering “Revenge” Questions


Fridays are getting a little scandalous on Logo.

News

Revenge creator Mike Kelley told TV Line that there definitely was a major death in the season finale. For the purposes of that conversation, Victoria was a minor recurring character, right?

Grant Bowler has joined Lifetime’s Elizabeth Taylor biopic. He’ll play Richard Burton.

After getting bounced around to different channels, the Daytime Emmys will air on HLN this year.

This is going to be a busy summer for Brenda Strong fans. In addition to her role on Dallas, she’ll be narrating Investigation Discovery’s Blood Relatives, which is a true crime series focusing on crimes people committed against family members.

Here’s some good news for fans of The L.A. Complex. The second season will begin airing in July with new episodes debuting on (Canadian channel) MuchMusic and The CW at the same time.

JoAnna Garcia has joined the cast of the Justin Kirk comedy Animal Practice, taking over a role that was being recast.

The new season of Top Chef Masters will include Clark Frasier and Mark Gaier (the former Susan Luccis of the culinary scene) and The B-52′s and The Indigo Girls as guest-judges.

Longtime Simpsons producer Mike Scully is joining The New Normal, which should help ensure the show is funny.

Sean Durkin, who wrote and directed Martha Marcy May Marline, wants to adapt The Exorcist as a 10-part mini-series.

Thanks to the Super Bowl and The Voice, NBC will likely be the number three network, the first time it wasn’t last among the big four after several years. Ironically, despite having the TV’s number one show and the top scripted drama, ABC has fallen into last place.

Friday’s Listings

Live! with Kelly (syndicated) Check local listings
Seth Meyers sits in the guest-host chair today as Judith Light visits to discuss her new play, Other Desert Cities.

The Ellen DeGeneres Show (syndicated) Check local listings
Ellen‘s getting a visit from Magic Mike‘s Olivia Munn. Keep your fingers crossed Ellen’s got some kind of Magic Mike stunt planned.

Days of Our Lives (NBC) Check local listings
As Will does his rounds of telling people how coming out to his parents went, he turns to EJ next — who is more likely to react to the news of how Rafe learned that he was being cuckolded by EJ. Don’t forget, Snicks will be following this one with a liveblog so be sure to join us starting at at 1PM Eastern!

War Heroes Weekend (AMC) starting at 7:00 PM ET
In honor of Memorial Day Weekend, AMC is airing several war movies including Patton, Midway and The Dirty Dozen (though none of the made-for-TV sequels, unfortunately) leading into a double feature of Flags of Our Fathers and Letters from Iwo Jima starting at 6 PM on Saturday. (Then the marathon takes a break for AMC’s original dramas and starts again.)

Logo Docs Triple-Feature (Logo) starting at 11:00 AM ET
Logo’s got three of its praised documentaries today with After the Storm, which follows an attempt to produce Once On This Island, at post-Katrina Louisiana, a look at how gay men approach masculinity in The Butch Factor, and a look at how HIV is affecting young people in Positive Youth.

Scandalicious (Logo) 10:00 PM ET
We’ve got a double-shot of pop culture countdown shows this weekend starting with Logo’s new look at different celebrity scandals. The opening shot counts down the times celebrities failed to think before they speak. The review features commentary from Alec Mapa, Debra Wilson, Michelle Buteau, Jeffery Self and AfterElton’s Louis Virtel.

Insane or Inspired? (Syfy) 10:00 PM ET
Meanwhile, Syfy has their take on the web video review show that has the likes of Amber Benson and Freaks & Geeks‘s Samm Levine commenting, starting with a look at people who tried to be superheroes and uploaded the results to YouTube.

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