Adam Lambert’s “Glee” Debut and Bob Newhart Returns to “The Big Bang Theory”

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Damon Wayans, Jr. will continue to appear on New Girl for the rest of the season. Wayans was originally signed to appear in four episodes but that has been extended to last the rest of the season.

Damon Wayans Jr, Max Greenfield and Jake Johnson in "New Girl"It’s just missing a dvd of Dirty Dancing and a case of tissues.

Fox has ordered Fatrick for next season, a comedy by Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23 creator Nahnatchka Kahn. The series follows a man who was fat as a child and is now looking back at how trying to survive being a chubby kid affected him in adulthood. After the genius of Apartment 23, I think I’d be willing to sample a show called “Kardashians Reading Phonebooks” if Kahn wrote it.

With Matt Lauer‘s contract ending on 2015, The Hollywood Reporter says that NBC is evaluating potential replacements for him. THR says that Willie Geist, Carl Quintanilla and David Gregory are front runners while Carson Daly is a longshot. Somebody at NBC needs to think about giving Thomas Roberts some more face time.

Justin Kirk and Hope Davis has joined the casts of Fox’s upcoming “event series “Wayward Pines, the Twin Peaks inspired tale of a Secret Service agent who ends up in a small Idaho town while on an investigation.

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ABC is developing a comedy about a group of male retirement-age friends that Deadline refers to as the “Golden Boys”. It wold come from a co-creator of The George Lopez Show and a co-creator of The Neighbors if you were wondering if you should slow down any excitement.

Steve Carell has sold a comedy to TBS with his wife. It’s a comedy about a eccentric group of police officers of the “Really Heinous Crimes Unit” in Los Angeles, lead by an LAPD veteran. I admit, that kinda sounds like “Southland Nine-Nine” at first pass.

Listings

Live! with Kelly and Michael (syndicated) Check local listings
Jane Lynch is on today’s show.

Inside the Actors Studio (Bravo) 7:00 PM ET
It’s not often that Inside the Actors Studio turns out to be a reunion for host James Lipton, but tonight he gets to chat with the cast of Arrested Development. I’m hoping he’s got the cast from the series finale of the long defunct Capitol (one several soaps he wrote for) booked for a future show.

Bob Newhart, Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki and Mayim Bialik in "The Big Bang Theory"

The Big Bang Theory (CBS) 8:00 PM ET
Thanks to November sweeps, it’s time for the the return of Professor Proton (Bob Newhart), but instead of patiently listening to Sheldon, he’s hoping Leonard might have some ideas on how to get back at his rival Bill Nye.

Glee (Fox) 9:00 PM ET
Adam Lambert kicks off a guest-role as the guy who might have too much personality for Kurt. He’s auditioning new people for his band. And if that’s not gay enough, the latest New Directions assignment is to decide if they’re a Katy (Perry) or (Lady) Gaga, which sadly does not involve asking who can hold a note enitrely without the aid of autotune. That’s okay, though, since Glee has shown it can make magic with Katy Perry’s songs which, without Glee‘s touch, are those songs I hate but still end up singing to myself all day.

Adam Lambert on "Glee"I covet those shoes.

The Crazy Ones (CBS) 9:00 PM ET
For the most part, the gay visibility of The Crazy Ones is more of interest of our sister site, but it looks like this week features a Priscilla, Queen of the Desert tribute as the firm pitches ideas to the Australian Tourism Board.

Sean Saves the World (NBC) 9:00 PM ET
In this week’s edition of, “At least Sean isn’t as neutered as Will Truman was in that first season” the typical web of sitcom lies sees Sean dating his dry cleaner (Bobby Lee) to convince Liz not to feel so bad about her love life.

Sean Hayes and Bobby Lee in "Sean Saves the World"

White Collar (USA) 9:00 PM ET
The team investigates a psychiatrist who might be turning patients into criminals. Of course they send Neal to get to know this psychiatrist, who will probably end the episode saying , “You want the Mona Lisa hanging above your bed, Neal? I’ll go get it for you.”

Elementary (CBS) 10:00 PM ET
Mycroft shows up in New York to get Sherlock‘s help on a case — and to let Joan know he’s not a Joanlock shipper.

Scandal (ABC) 10:00 PM ET
Olivia has to decide which campaign she will represent — Senator Marcus or that awful man who inspired her (inexplicably) to rig an election. I just want to see Olivia attempting to outscheme Cyrus and Mellie.

Lisa Kudrow in "Scandal"Looks like Olivia’s coaching Josie for her generic speaking photo for articles about her speeches.

The Greatest Event in Television History (Adult Swim) Midnight ET
How do you top the previous two Greatest Events? You add a comedy great like Catherine O’Hara.

Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (NBC) 12:35 AM ET
It’s always amazing when Rachel Maddow visits Jimmy even if Rachel’s classic cocktails are too strong for Jimmy to handle.

The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (CBS) 12:35 AM ET
If you’re a Minecraft fan or if you just want to know why the gamer you love won’t stop playing with blocks MarkusNotchPersson is on tonight’s show. I expect to watch in anger because a creeper snuck up on me. Again.

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