TV on Tap: “Truth or Consequences” May Be Coming Back, Supporters Plan a Million Muppet March and “The Big Bang Theory” Brings Back Wil Wheaton


BBC America’s moving some new tennants into Bedlam.

News

The Big Bang Theory is revisiting the “Fun with Flags” episode and bringing back LeVar Burton and Wil Wheaton to make it extra special.

Oh. Yes. Sofia Vergara is getting into the drama-importing business. The Modern Family star has sold a remake of Argentinian procedural Mueres Asesinas (Killer Women), about a law enforcement agency that’s focuses on murders committed by women with a focus on their motivations.

In reaction to Mitt Romney‘s threats to cut funding for PBS, fans are organizing a Million Muppet March scheduled for November 3.

After repeatedly threatening to quit 30 Rock, Alec Baldwin fought to keep the Emmy-winning comedy from ending, offering to take a salary cut to ensure a full seventh season along with an eighth.

I’d be excited about the news that a Truth or Consequences and Treasure Hunt revival is in the works if it weren’t coming from the producers of the cringe-inspiring Oh Sit! On the other hand, as a New Mexico resident, I’ll enjoy watching people wonder why TV producers based a game show on a town with hot springs.

The CW is developing a post-apocalyptic drama, The Hundred, where 100 juvenile delinquents are sent to recolonize earth a century after humanity has destroyed the planet. That actually sounds interesting and much better than The Selection.

We’ll be seeing Andy‘s family again on The Office or, at least, we’ll see Andy’s brother as Josh Groban is set to return.

ABC Family has found someone to play the lead character of its drama pilot Socio. VictoriousAvan Jogia will play the charismatic student suspected of being a sociopath after a student is murdered.

Friday’s Listings

Anderson Live (syndicated) Check local listings
Aside from having a great new book to read, the best part of a new Stephen Colbert book is all of Stephen’s talk show appearances.

John Fugelsang: So That Happened (Current) 6:00 PM ET
I hope this is the beginning of a trend, since I miss the days of weekend week-in-review shows like infoMania (sigh), Best Week Ever and The Dish. They were a great way to re-cover awful things happened in the previous seven days. This time, John Fugelsang is in charge of making the week more sane with the help of MST3K alum Frank Conniff. I hope they’re up for the challenge.

America’s Next Top Model (CW) 8:00 PM ET
Tyra‘s next attempt to get the world to notice her crazy show involves the phrase “random acts of modeling” — but at least it leads to a hosting challenge, which usually delivers great moments.

Grimm (NBC) 9:00 PM ET
It’s wesen visitor week as Angelina returns to warn Monroe that the blutbaten community isn’t happy to see him spending so much time with Nick (clearly they ship Monroe with Wu — dueling fandoms!), while Captain Renard gets a visit from an old friend who is keeping the purpose of her visit to herself.

Boss (Starz) 9:00 PM ET
What’s next for Kane in his attempts to maintain his power base? An uneasy alliance with an old enemy. Surprisingly, the producers of Boss didn’t go with the obvious stunt casting here and turn this into a cameo by Camille Grammer.

Haven (Syfy) 10:00 PM ET
Haven gets one more new resident as a Boston cop comes looking for a murderer that might be hiding in the troubled little town.

Saturday’s Listings

The Seven Year Hitch (Hallmark Movie Channel)
Hallmark’s latest movie follows a pair of lifelong friends (Natalie Hall and Blue Mountain State‘s Darin Brooks) whose careers take very different paths after college — as she quickly climbs up the career ladder, he’s sleeping on her couch taking slacker jobs waiting for his big break. Since this is a Hallmark movie, you know where this lifelong friendship is headed….

Bedlam (BBC America) 9:00 PM ET
BBC America’s returning to the most haunted condo complex, though this time Will Young, Ashley Madekwe and Theo James have left the building to make room for a new cast… can they hold our interest or will this go as well as the time Hex changed leading ladies?

Saturday Night Live (NBC) 11:30 PM ET
Daniel Craig is hosting this week’s show, I’m still keeping my fingers crossed there’s a sketch about him wearing tiny blue trunks.

Rove LA (TV Guide) Midnight ET
Adam Lambert talks with Rove this week, along with Russell Brand and Kristen Schaal.

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