TV on Tap: USA is Considering a “Burn Notice” Spin-Off and the “Worst Person in the World” Lives On

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Burn Notice fans might not have to say goodbye to the whole team. TV Guide says that USA is considering a spin-off series focusing on Sam (Bruce Campbell) and Jesse (Coby Bell). There’s been something off about Burn Notice for me (even when they’re doing unnecessarily physical work for hacking jobs) ever since they cut back on the Miami locations, but perhaps a new series will be a solid reboot.

Burn NoticeI guess I shouldn’t hope for a Jack of All Trades revival yet.

So far, I’m not particularly interested in The Blacklist which looks er, inspired by Silence of the Lambs with James Spader hamming it up instead. Now that TVLine reports that Parminder Nagra is joining that cast, I’m a little interested.

Between Orange Is the New Black, The Fosters, The Killing, Under the Dome, Mistresses and Pretty Little Liars, Vulture declares that “Lesbians are having the Best Summer Ever”. I’d add that this summer’s lesbians largely avoids the stereotypes that make them less threatening to straight viewers.

The Fosters, "Qunce"

Important question — “If sharknadoes were real, where would they strike?” More importantly, where do I go to enjoy otternado season?

ESPN2′s Olbermann will revive “the Worst Person in the World”, except since this show will be sports-focused, it will beome the “Worst Person in the Sports World”.

Last week, The Talk tied with The View in reaching those younger viewers. Does that mean we can thank Julie Chen for getting Elisabeth Hasselbeck off the airwaves?

Friday’s Listings

Live! with Kelly and Michael (syndicated) Check local listings
The cast of Matilda the Musical wraps up Broadway week.

Matilda the Musical

The View (ABC) Check local listings
Margaret Cho‘s guest-hosting for one more day, chatting with Dierks Bentley and Harrison Forbes.

Primetime: Would You Fall for That? (ABC) 9:00 PM ET
Since What Would You Do? didn’t implode the way To Catch a Predator did, ABC… er News? is rolling out another series of “social experiments,” this one focused on seeing if people will fall for mind tricks and pack mentality.

Continuum (Syfy) 10:00 PM ET
Kiera‘s suspicions that there are more time travelers are confirmed when they start turning up dead. I’d be on the lookout for someone who easily ends up ranting about paradoxes in time travel tales.

Continuum

Comedy Bang! Bang! (IFC) 10:00 PM ET
Anna Kendrick joins the craziness this week.

72 Hours (TNT) 10:30 PM ET
TNT’s survival competition gets gay one more time for the season finale that sends the three teams into the Rocky Mountains. Team Gay will be cheering for Dewayne of the Blue Team.

Dewayne from 72 Hours72 HoursDewayne

John Oliver’s New York Stand-Up Show (Comedy Central) 11:00 PM ET
The Daily Show guest host kicks off a new season of spotlighting stand-up comedians. The premiere includes Colin Jost, Nick Turner and Comedy Bang! Bang!‘s Reggie Watts.

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