The Final “Breaking Bad”, Tina Fey Returns to “Saturday Night Live” and “Doctor Who” Remembers Nine



FX’s Fargo mini-series just got more interesting, thanks to the addition of Martin Freeman. Freeman will play a “henpecked” (now that’s a word that sets off alarms) insurance salesman whose life is changed when Billy Bob Thornton‘s character comes to town.

Martin Freeman in "Sherlock"Martin Freeman

The faboo Ana Ortiz is finally making a return to ABC, booking a guest role on Revenge as a PR specialist the Graysons (who else) hire to deal with a crisis.

A few days before its fourth season debuts, Fox has ordered a fifth season of Bob’s Burgers. So we can still hope for that episode where Bob dreams he’s a jerkface spy working for a mismanaged espionage agency.

Why can’t casting directors find a role worthy of Sarah Michelle Gellar since Buffy? The current batch of kickass heroines in movies show Gellar’s influence, but those roles came too late for Gellar to take advantage of them. Now, shows like Ringer and The Crazy Ones can’t figure out how to use her talents.

In this week’s I-don’t-know-about-this news, Deadline reports that NBC is developing a series about DC comics’ horror character John Constantine. I’m a big fan of the character but I’m wary about adapting him after that snoozefest that was Constantine. Plus, after Da Vinci’s Demons, I’m not sure if I trust David S. Goyer with the bisexual supernatural investigator, either.

DC/Vertigo Comics' John ConstantineJohn Constantine,

When BBC America aired the nurses-behaving-badly soap No Angels, I hated it so I can’t figure out why ABC would want to make an American version. Can’t they try again with the Footballers Wives‘s adaptation? Remake Mile High instead?

Here is a recipe for sumbitches cookies, How I Met Your Mother fans. Go get baking.

HBO has ordered a fifth season of Boardwalk Empire.

The cult-fave Britcom Peep Show is headed towards a finale. Despite being ratings-challenged in the UK, the critically-praised David Mitchell and Robert Webb comedy will end with its ninth season.

David Mitchell and Robert Webb in "Peep Show"Peep Show

Modern Family was the big winner of Wednesday’s ratings, which managed to beat every other broadcast show, despite losing a quarter of the audience that watched last year. Unfortunately, the return of Nashville wasn’t particularly exciting. Meanwhile, Revolution seemed to survive losing The Voice as a lead in.

Absence certainly makes the hearts of South Park fans fonder. After a 10-month hiatus, the animated comedy was highest-rated episode in four years, giving a good boost to Key & Peele.

Friday’s Listings

Days of Our Lives (NBC) Check local listings
Now that Will has caught Gabi and Nick kissing, it’s time for him to get into a “why are people keeping secrets from me?” rage.

Great Performances (PBS) Check local listings
Shakespeare‘s Henry IV is brought to the small screen with an amazing cast that includes Tom Hiddleston as Prince Hal (if you haven’t had a chance to sigh today, be sure to read Hiddleton’s interview with TheBacklot), Julie Walters as Mistress Quickly, Michelle Dockery as Kate Percy and Jeremy Irons as King Henry IV.

Tom HIddleson in "The Hollow Crown: Henry IV"

Undercover Boss (CBS) 8:00 PM ET
I’m just giving you a warning here. Tonight’s episode is called “Twin Peaks” but that doesn’t refer to the historically significant gay bar but some restaurant chain where the wait staff is expected to wear tight t-shirts. Bleah.

America’s Next Top Model (CW) 9:00 PM ET
Eventually, we’ve got to deal with the episode that stretches the season by one more episode by featuring never-before-seen footage. That happens this week. The clip show better not get in the way of revealing which of the guys are getting a second chance.

Hawaii Five-0 (CBS) 9:00 PM ET
CBS’ drama about hoyay in the tropics makes its Friday debut, it starts with McGarrett having to team up with Wo Fat in order to reclaim his freedom. Let’s hope Danno isn’t too jealous.

Breaking Bad (AMC) 9:03 PM ET
As the Breaking Bad marathon continues, it reaches its gayest episode, where Gus‘ motivations are made clear and where we learn that if Gus were the protagonist of Revenge it would be a long, tedious show with one hell of a conclusion.

Giancarlo Esposito and James Martinez in "Breaking Bad"I would so watch a prequel about Gus and Max.

Hello Ross (E!) 10:00 PM ET
Ross is getting to talk with Gloria Estefan this week. But will Ross be able controll himself and keep from doing the conga.

Haven (Syfy) 10:00 PM ET
There’s a killer in Haven who is draining victims of their blood. Somehow, this does not help Duke convince his brother Wade to leave town. You’d think having another round of mass deaths would have turned Haven into a ghost town by now.

Christian Carmargo and Eric Balfour in "Haven"Okay, Duke has an ocean view but that’s probably not worth risking death by one of Haven’s troubles.

Fanaddicts (Reelz) 2:00 AM ET
Based on the late night time slot, I’m guessing Reelz’s series about dedicated collectors didn’t compell viewers but tonight’s episode looks at fans of The Wizard of Oz.

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