TV on Tap: Will’s Kisses a Boy on “Days of Our Lives”


Will‘s kissing a boy, that calls for a liveblog.

News

CBS’ comedy pilot Partners has become even more interesting now that it’s signed Brandon Routh to play the boyfriend of Michael Urie‘s gay architect. The comedy comes from Will & Grace producers Max Mutchnick and David Kohan.

In further partner-casting news, Justin Bartha has been cast to play Andrew Rannells‘ husband in Ryan Murphy‘s comedy pilot The New Normal. They’ve also cast the surrogate mother who helps the couple have a baby, with Georgia King. I’m going to really hate that networks stopped airing summer pilot burnoff theatre, there are just so many interesting-sounding shows that I know I’m going to want to watch them all.

The Justin Kirk-starring comedy Animal Kingdom just added two more to its cast with Tyler Labine and Bobby Lee set to play two veterinarians who work with Kirk’s curmudgeonly vet.

Conan O’Brien isn’t moving to another talk show set anytime soon, TBS just renewed his late night talk show for two more years.

Heroes alum Greg Grunberg has joined the comedy pilot produced by Greg Berlanti and Greg Malins about a womanizer who realizes his business partner (JoAnna Garcia) is actually his soulmate. Grunberg will play Garcia’s brother, a bitter man going through a divorce. If they don’t cast a lead with a G in his initials, I’ll be so disappointed.

Hottie Michael Rady has been capturing our attention ever since his days as the sexy teacher on Swingtown and it’s been disappointing to see that he hasn’t been able to find a role that’s been able to last. Now, he’s joined the CW medical pilot, First Cut. Will this finally be the show that succeeds for him?

I’ve always wanted to go to PaleyFest, where the cast and crew of TV shows discuss their shows with an audience. I might not be able to attend in person, but this year Hulu is planning to stream most of the panels.

If you were disappointed by the brevity of Michael Raymond-James‘ appearance on The Walking Dead, he’s just joined an NBC drama pilot, Midnight Sun about the mystery of a commune in Alaska where all the residents disappear.

In what could be an incredible omen for the future of television, The Book of Mormon and Avenue Q co-creator Robert Lopez has signed a deal to write a comedy for ABC Studios.

So far, The Voice is on its way to becoming this season’s top show, but how far does it have to go until it catches up with American Idol in other respects?

Listings

Live! with Kelly (syndicated) Check local listings
I’ve mentioned before that I have a weak spot for Cobra Starship for their version of “I Kissed a Boy” which reeked of macho swagger, so I’ll mentioning that they’re appearing on today’s Live! along with Modern Family‘s Rico Rodriguez.

Days of Our Lives (NBC) Check local listings
Yes, it’s finally happening, after listening to Sami and Marlena fight about him, Will gets drunk and kisses another guy. Be sure to join us at 1PM Eastern as snicks liveblogs the action!

30 Rock (NBC) 8:00 PM ET
Only in the 30 Rock universe would Leap Day be a holiday where one celebrates and hopes for special holiday miracles. It also brings Jim Carey to the show (I’m guessing he’s the Internet billionaire Jenna courts). However, I’m much more excited about seeing The Big Gay Sketch Show‘s Nicol Paone appearing as a young Colleen (Paone was one of TBGSS‘ highlights for her version of Eliane Stritch).

The Big Bang Theory (CBS) 8:00 PM ET
Considering how Sheldon is such a creature of habit, it shouldn’t be a surprise to hear that when his barber gets sick, Sheldon doesn’t know how to handle it. Maybe its time Leonard considered trying to find a garage sale where someone is trying to get rid of their Flowbee and teach Sheldon how to use it.

Parks & Recreation (NBC) 8:30 PM ET
My partner and I tend to cringe at how everyone treats Jerry so badly so I’m bracing myself for tonight’s episode which sees Leslie plan a birthday party for the department’s most-abused worker.

The Finder (Fox) 9:00 PM ET
It’s time for another Bones crossover (ah, the benefits of hiatus) as Jack asks for Walter‘s help in finding evidence of extraterrestrial activity. It’s been ages since I’ve had the time to watch Bones, but did it become The X-Files while I was dividing my Thursday nights between NBC comedies and CW dramas?

The Office (NBC) 9:00 PM ET
As much hope I had for Nellie‘s return, last week’s episode showed that they still don’t have a good idea who the character is and are relying on Catherine Tate to fill in the funny. I’m hoping things get better this week, even if the Tallahassee storyline involves Dwight and Todd Packer fighting over Nellie’s affections. Maybe the experience will be traumatic enough to get Nellie to develop dissociative personalities and give Tate a meaty role.

Project Runway All Stars (Lifetime) 9:00 PM ET
The challenge gets international this week as the designers visit the United Nations and have to create an outfit inspired by international flags. I’m already having nightmares about what this does to Mila‘s focus on color blocking and imagining Kenley picking out the Japanese flag so that she can create a monstrosity of rising sun polka dots.

Up All Night (NBC) 9:30 PM ET
It’s time for Amy‘s first birthday but Chris get pulled into throwing a joint party with one of their neighbors, which frustrates Ragan who thinks its the latest example of Chris being a pushover. Usually, the parenthood storylines are saved when Ava can bring the crazy, and this episode also brings back Molly Shannon‘s Nancy, too so I’m keeping my fingers crossed that they can keep Ragan and Chris from coming off as entitled twits, for once.

Project Runway All Stars: After the Runway (Lifetime) 10:00 PM ET
Yes, it’s back, Lifetime’s trying to keep you watching after Project Runway with a talk show to discuss the episode you just saw.

Archer (FX) 10:00 PM ET
Archer gets rural this week as Sterling heads to a mining town where Ray‘s brother (voiced by Jack McBrayer, who is not at all in danger of being typecast) is in trouble with the local law. Please tell me this is time for the Justified/Dukes of Hazard mash-up parody.

The Late Show with David Letterman (NBC) 11:35 PM ET
We’re only a couple weeks away from the debut of GCB, and Kristin Chenoweth will be visiting Dave tonight.

Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (NBC) 12:35 AM ET
Jimmy continues to showcase Broadway shows tonight with a performance from the cast of Anything Goes. This is going to put me in a mood to play Fallout 3 with its retro soundtrack, isn’t it?

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

Tomorrow’s Preview

The Nate Berkus Show (syndicated) Check local listings
Nate‘s getting a visit from The Real Housewives of New Jersey‘s Theresa Giudice tomorrow.

Days of Our Lives (NBC) Check local listings
The liveblog-worth drama continues as Will has a heart-to-heart with Marlena.

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