Fox Developing a Modern Day “Les Miserables” and “The Crazy Ones” Get Josh Groban

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Russell Tovey has joined the cast of the HBO drama Looking, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Tovey will have a recurring role in HBO’s upcoming drama about gay men living in San Francisco, as a man who works with Jonathan Groff‘s character.

Russell Tovey in "Being Human"Waking up naked in Golden Gate Park would be welcome, hunting like a predator, not so much.

TVLine reports that Fox is developing a drama based on Jonathan Kellerman‘s novels about a “crime-solving psychologist, who joins forces with a closeted gay LAPD detective”. Anyone familiar with Kellerman’s work? Should we be excited about this?

Is FX’s The Bridge a show that has succeeded by being the anti-Killing? By focusing beyond the murder mystery and bringing the characters and setting to life, Time argues that the FX drama has learned some important lessons from AMC’s critical-darling-turned-critical-pariah.

Diane Kruger and Demian Bichir from The BridgeSonya and Marco are quickly becoming my favorite law enforcement odd couple.

Deadline reports that Fox is developing a modern take on Les Miserables from Veronica Mars creator Rob Thomas. The series would follow a lawyer running a legal exoneration program after his own unjust conviction.

After the scene in last week’s Breaking Bad where an awkward meeting in Winrock Gardunos included refusing the guacamole, making their server go from perky to awkward, that New Mexico restaurant has already begun getting visits from Breaking Bad fans who request the “awkwardness table” and order some table-side guacamole.

Anna Gunn and Bryan Cranston in "Breaking Bad"'s Gardunos secnePersonally, that scene taught me that the sight of a squeeze bottle of honey in a New Mexico restaurant gives me a wicked craving for some sopapillas.

Josh Groban will be appearing on the upcoming CBS comedy The Crazy Ones as someone from the past of Sarah Michelle Gellar‘s character.

Friday’s Listings

Days of Our Lives (NBC) Check local listings
After all of this week’s yelling, Sonny tries to mend things with Gabi.

Foreclosed (LMN) 8:00 PM ET
Instead of a mysteriously bargain-priced house owned by very motivated sellers that turns out to be haunted, this thriller follows a family (Marlee Matlin and James Denton) who get a bargain on a foreclosed home only to realize the previous owner (Jamie Kennedy) isn’t ready to move on.

Jamie Kennedy in "Foreflosed""

America’s Next Top Model (CW) 9:00 PM ET|
Girls will be guys and guys will be girls as the latest challenge has the hopefuls dressing as the opposite sex. That better mean a guaranteed week off from hearing about Cory not looking “straight” enough.

Strike Back Marathon (Cinemax) starting at 9:00 PM ET
Now that Strike Back has introduced Dougray Scott‘s gay villain you might want to check out the action series. You’re in good luck as all three of this season’s episodes are airing this weekend.

Scott Auckerman and Sarah Silverman

Comedy Bang! Bang! (IFC) 10:00 PM ET
Scott and the team get a jump on Monday’s Roast of James Franco by talking with one of the roasters, Sarah Silverman.

Continuum (Syfy) 10:00 PM ET
The second season of Continuum delivered enough twists to make it look like the time-travelling version of Game of Thrones. For Syfy viewers, each intriguing development was followed by the sound of Canadian fans finding a way to loudly bite their tongues over bigger twists to come. Tonight we finally reach the season finale and the revelations better live up to all the hype.

Rachel Nichold ans Victor Webster in "Continuum"

John Oliver’s New York Stand Up Show (Comedy Central) 11:00 PM ET
This week’s show has performances from Ron Funches, Mark Forward and Dan Soder .

Saturday’s Listings

Strike Back Marathon (Cinemax) starting at 7:30 PM ET
Saturday brings a second chance to catch up on Strike Back.

Darryl Hannah in "Social Nightmare"Social Nightmare

Social Nightmare (Lifetime) 8:00 PM ET
Daryl Hannah kicks off Lifetime’s Labor Day Weekend double feature with this tale of an A-student whose life is ruined because of pictures of her that show up online. And if that doesn’t sound like the beginning of a melodramatic mess along the lines of ABC Family’s Cyberbully, the student insists she is being framed.

Doctor Who: The Doctors Revisited (BBC America) 8:00 PM ET
We’re on the verge of the modern era as we revisit Paul McGann‘s tenure as the Doctor, a run that began and ended (on TV, anyway) with Fox’s attempt to adapt Doctor Who for American viewers. I’ve often wondered if this episode of The Doctors Revisited would be like asking Stephen Moffat for his memories of NBC’s Coupling. Either way, its followed by Doctor Who: The TV Movie which means we’ll finally get to see how Fox’s translation turned out.

Paul McGann in "Doctor Who"

The White Queen Marathon (Starz) 9:00 PM ET
Since The White Queen is taking the Labor Day weekend off (much like Strike Back) you’ve got the chance to watch it from the beginning.

Killer Reality (Lifetime) 10:00 PM ET
Lifetime’s double-feature continues with this show about the making of a reality show, with Parker Young aptly-cast as the star of a Bachelor-type show. Since this is a Lifetime movie, the story must turn into silly romance or women-in-peril. You can’t have romance on a dating reality show so there’s a killer stalking the contestants.

Parker Young in "Kill Reality"Parker Young in Killer Reality

Sunday’s Listings

American Ninja Warrior Marathon (G4) starting at 9:00 AM ET
As G4′s last original program, American Ninja Warrior airing on G4 isn’t news, but on Sunday G4 is airing fifteen hours of hot guys who get even hotter once you see them demonstrate feats of grace, strength and dexterity on Midoriyama‘s obstacles.

Broadchurch Marathon (BBC America) starting at 3:00 PM ET
The midpoint of a serialized story is a good time to assess things, and it’s also a good time to have fallen behind because you’ve missed an episode. Here’s your chance to fix that mistake as BBC America is re-airing all four episodes so far.

Breaking Bad (AMC) 9:00 PM ET
Since it seems unlikely that Jesse actually gets to burning down the White house, how will Walt react to his home suddenly smelling of gasoline?

Bryan Cranston in "Breaking Bad"

Oprah: Where Are They Now (OWN) 10:00 PM ET
In case you were interested in finding out what’s new with Ted Haggard, Oprah has the scoop. If not, there’s also a segment with Molly Ringwald.

Copper (BBC America) 10:00 PM ET
Sure Robert‘s marriage may consist of avoiding his house and whoring around — and when he is at home it consists of glaring and yelling at Elizabeth, but that marriage is still capable of hurting his business.

Anastasia Griffin in"Copper"

Talking Bad (AMC) 11:00 PM ET
Just in time to be asked how it feels to become a meme, Betsy Brandt is scheduled to be on tonight’s show along with R.J. Mitte.

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

 

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