Fox Renews Four Series and “True Detective” Crashes HBO

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In great news, Fox has renewed New Girl, The Mindy Project, The Following (okay, that one might not be great) and critical darling Brooklyn Nine Nine.

While that detailed of a demographic breakdown isn’t available, The OC Weekly argues that Looking is the “perfect show for (straight) women“, praising the show for avoiding tropes like ticking biological clocks and generally tossing out relationship gender roles.

Frankie J. Alvarez, Jonathan Groff and Murray Bartlett in "Looking"

Speaking of Looking, last night’s finale prompts Buzzfeed to ponder the enduring affection gay men have for The Golden Girls. It turns out there’s a good number of diehard fans working on the HBO dramedy.

The Science Channel is making a series out of the popular webseries I F-ing Love Science. The TV series plans to mix live action segments, animation and recreations.

Former 666 Park Avenue hunk Robert Buckley has joined the CW’s iZombie pilot. He’ll play an environmental engineer, which has me hoping this is another role where Buckley wears glasses. He looked really good whenever he wore glasses on 666 Park Avenue.

Robert Buckly shirtles in "LIpstick Jungle"

Robert Buckley

The Hollywood Reporter claims that Charlie Sheen‘s FX sitcom Anger Management has fallen behind schedule due to Sheen frequently failing to show up for work. The frequent absences have been bad enough that co-stars are threatening their own work stoppage.

Katie Holmes is returning to television in a “Dangerous Liasons-eque drama” set in current day New York.

According to E!, crew on The Bachelor think that Juan Pablo Galavis is “the worst Bachelor ever”. While some of the complaints about Galavis claim behind-the-scenes drama, one specific complaint is that Galavais’ anti-gay comments came during the same wedding weekend of Sean Lowe and Catherine Guidici, the only Bachelor couple to actually make it to their wedding vows, and took attention away from the event.

Juan Pablo Galavais

The faboo Rebecca Romijn has joined the cast of the NBC pilot The Pro. The comedy stars Rob Lowe as a former tennis champion trying to start again with Romijn playing a wealthy widow who gets tennis lesson from Lowe’s character.

The True Detective finale was so in demand it crashed HBO Go. I guess I’m the only one who only just realized I can use HBO Go to watch shows that are currently airing.

Here’s the trailer for John Oliver‘s upcoming HBO show, Last Week Tonight:

Chuck alum Joshua Gomez will co-star in the comedy pilot Ellen More of Less, joining Chris Diamantopoulos.

Listings

The View (ABC) Check local listings
Guest-host Thomas Roberts really tests my love by giving me a reason to watch The View. At least Marcia Gay Harden is on the guest list.

How I Met Your Mother (CBS) 8:00 PM ET
While Robin and Lily keep Mama Scherbatsky (Tracy Ullman) occupied, the guys are alternately punching and then spending time with The Captain (Kyle MacLachlan). That’s right, he’s back again. Just be glad that (so far, at least) Zoe has stayed in Storybrook.

Tracey Ullman, Cobie Smulders and Allyson Hannigan in "How I Met Your Mother"

Switched at Birth (ABC Family) 8:00 PM ET
Kathryn and John invite one of his former teammates so that she can mine his memories for story ideas. That sounds like the perfect set up for the former sportsman to think John is hitting on him.

Bates Motel (A&E) 9:00 PM ET
So. Once again, there’s a woman asking Norman to help him dispose of a body. It’s good to know he’ll be well-practiced by the time he’s wearing Norma‘s wig.

Being Human (Syfy) 9:00 PM ET
Fate is a powerful force and, while she took a few different turns, Sally‘s attempt at changing history ended with her becoming a ghost all over again (also repeating the fatal head injury). Now it’s time to find out how things would have happened if Aidan didn’t turn against Bishop in the first season. After all, without Josh influence’s Aidan never got on Bishop’s dark side and, thus, he’s out there.

Mark Pellegrino and Sm Witiers in "Being HUmaN

The Fosters (ABC Family) 9:00 PM ET
As Callie and Jude try to prepare to meet with their biodad, Callie decides the best step is to have her own preliminary meeting. I’d applaud the proactive moves, but Callie’s last preemptive action is waiting to blow up on her.

RuPaul’s Drag Race (Logo) 9:00 PM ET
Linda Blair and Lena Headey guest-judge this week’s challenge as the dolls demonstrate their potential to be scream queens by creating their own horror movies.

The Don Lemon Show (CNN) 10:00 PM ET
CNN has been testing a few different show ideas and now the out anchor is getting his own half-hour. Wisely, CNN isn’t airing it against Rachel Maddow.

Don Lemon

Archer (FX) 10:00 PM ET
You can’t hold a secret agent down for long, and Sterling has been assigned his own secret mission. Don’t worry, he hasn’t stopped binge drinking to the point that he gives up the details.

Teen Wolf (MTV) 10:00 PM ET
It’s look like we’ve finally got Sterek sharing a scene tonight. Unfortunately, with Stiles still possessed by the nogitsune it doesn’t look like we’re going to get the great odd couple dynamic that made the two so much fun together. Then again, maybe Derek has it in him to be the funny one with plenty of nervous energy.

Dylan O"Brien and Tyler Hoechelin in "Teen Wolf"

Chozen (FX) 10:30 PM ET
With that saying about apples not falling far from their tree in mind, it’s time to meet Chozen‘s parents. With Archer as a lead-in, I guess that makes this FX’s terrible parents hour?

Chelsea Lately (E!) 11:00 PM ET
Ross Mathews is on the panel while Chelsea‘s interview guest is Minnie Driver .

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

 

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