TV on Tap: Disney Enters a “Teen Beach Movie” and “Drop Dead Diva” Defends a Gay Baseball Player

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TV Land has ordered 10 more episodes of The Exes, expanding the comedy’s third season and bringing more jokes about accidental homeroticsm to TV Land.

The ExesThe Exes

Fox is planning a Family Guy crossover episode of The Simpsons where a road trip takes the Griffin family to Springfield, EW reports. Considering that dogs and babies don’t talk in the Simpsons universe, I’m figuring this is going to be more awkward than that time The Critic came to Springfield.

Remember Firefly, Bart? It’s back, in POG multi-user online role-playing game for smartphones and tablets form. I have a bad feeling about this.

I have a weakness for big marketing stunts. I guess I just like the spectacle. (That’s probably why I spend this weekend every year with an ache in my chest.) Thus, I love the idea of leaving a sculpture of a dragon skull at an UK beach where dinosaur fossils have been discovered to promote Game of Thrones.

Dragon Skull oat Charmouth Beach

TheWrap reports that Caity Lotz will be joining Arrow in a recurring role as Dinah Drake, aka The Black Canary.

Fresh off her Emmy nomination, Dot-Marie Jones told E! news that she’ll be back for Glee‘s fifth season, though it’s not clear how much we’ll see of Coach Bieste.

Friday’s Listings

Inside the Actors Studio (Bravo) 7:00 PM ET
Bravo is remembering Cory Monteith by re-airing James Lipton‘s interview with the cast of Glee episode.

Teen Beach Movie (Disney) 8:00 PM ET
Disney gets sci-fi-ish with its latest musical, about a beach movie fan who suddenly finds himself living in his favorite beach musical “Wet Side Story,” along with his female friend. As the two try to get used to doing the funky monkey in a swimsuit every fifteen minutes, the two leads of “Wet Side Story” end up falling in love with them. Maybe they can try to fix things by performing “Johnny B. Goode” at the Under the Sea dance.

Teen Beach MovieConsidering the Disney Channel’s demographic,
I’m guessing I’ll be okay if I don’t get references to Frankie & Annette movies.

Smash (Ovation) 8:00 PM ET
In case you haven’t had enough of talented performers in infuriating (and yet also boring) adoption storylines, dealing with compulsive scarf-wearing or struggling vainly to come off as a less compelling performer than their “rival,” Ovation is debuting repeats of the show that made us talk about hate-watching.

Broadway Bash (Ovation) 9:00 PM ET
Ovation’s companion to Smash is a discussion show where actors, producers and writers discuss their Broadway experiences. Expect former Smash participants of all stripes to show up and share their tales.

Continuum (Syfy) 10:00 PM ET
It’s the trial of 2077 — in 2013! It’s the People vs. Julian Randol for the City Plaza bombing. Liber8 is working to make sure their future leader is acquitted by threatening one juror’s family.

Continuum, "Second Degree"Someday, Richard Harmon will get to play a nice fellow.

Comedy Bang! Bang! (IFC) 10:00 PM ET
It’s Aziz Ansari sitting next to Scott on the couch this week.

The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (CBS) 12:35 AM ET
Jane Lynch is on tonight’s guest list.

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