Jeffrey Comes Out in the “Haves and Have Nots” Finale and Idris Elba Returns as “Luther”

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If you think your Breaking Bad-watching pal is reading too much when he talks about the colors of the costumes, here’s series creator Vince Gilligan talking to GQ. “We did this in microcosm in the pilot episode: for instance in the pilot, it was intentional that Walt start off very beige and khaki-ish, very milquetoast, and he would progress through that one hour of television to green and thus show his process of evolution as a character.”

Bryan Cranson in "Breaking Bad"

Christopher Plummer says he approves of the casting of Stephen Moyer to take over his role in NBC’s production of The Sound of Music but he doesn’t envy the challenge Carrie Underwood faces in the role made famous by Julie Andrews. “All I can say to them is, ‘Good bloody luck!’ I mean, they’re going to have quite a time trying to top Julie. She was so marvelous in it … but they could easily top me. If you see my performance in it in Europe, and it’s dubbed into the language of whatever country it is, it’s so much better.”

In commentary tracks for Enterprise producers Brannon Braga and Rick Berman say that their plan for the Star Trek prequel would have stayed earthbound for the first season, focusing on how the crew is recruited and the diplomacy involved in getting such a mission to launch day. However, the studio wanted the mission to begin by the end of the first episode, worried that it wouldn’t be recognizably Star Trek if it wasn’t in space.

The cast of Star Trek: EnterpriseStill, surely there were interesting stories that didn’t involve introducing new alien races that
Starfleet never encounters again.

There’s a tell all book about The Food Network… and it sounds like pretty much everybody lives up to my expectations.

Buzzfeed has collected a list of 35 people who had a guest role on Friends before they became more famous for later roles. I question the inclusion of Jennifer Saunders.

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Days of Our Lives (NBC) Check local listings
All that fence mending with Gabi goes out the window when Sonny learns that getting back together with Nick includes sleeping with him. I mean, if Sonny’s resisted keeping his hands off of Will ever since they started this sitcom premise of a living arrangement.

Whose Line Is It Anyway? (CW) 9:00 PM ET
It’s Nikita‘s Nikita, Maggie Q joining the improv this week.

Covert Affairs (USA) 9:00 PM ET
Looking to bring down Henry, Annie turns once again to hunky Teo, which kinda makes up for losing Jai.

Peter Gallagher, Manolo Cardona and Piper Perabo in "Covert Affairs"Awkward family reunions: another situation where Annie doesn’t have a good spy face.

Face Off (Syfy) 9:00 PM ET
The artists take a descent into some abandoned tunnels before attempting to come up with their own underground, monsters. Like Descent, perhaps?

The Haves and the Have Nots (OWN) 9:00 PM ET
Watching Jeffrey‘s creepy behavior and Wyatt manipulate him out of the closet pays off when he finally comes out to his parents in tonight’s season finale. Keep your fingers crossed he gets better stories next season.

Interior Therapy with Jeff Lewis (Bravo) 9:00 PM ET
Jeff and Jenni head to the home of Lou Costello‘s “brassy” granddaughter.  Think of this one as a sequel to those Abbott and Costello Meet… movies, except this time the monster is a grumpy designer.

Luther (BBC America) 10:00 PM ET
Since there are only four episodes in the third season of the acclaimed crime drama, BBC America is making it into a four-night event, a la In the Flesh. Since Luther is one of those shows that hasn’t gotten off my ‘To Watch’ list (even though it sounds like Alice is right up my Sheila Carter-loving alley), I’ll just note how good Idris Elba looks.

Idris Elba in LutherMmm, yes, to Idris Elba in just about anything.

Catfish: The TV Show (MTV) 10:00 PM ET
Nev and Max help out Ashley, an overweight woman who doesn’t have the confidence with guys her sisters do. Yeah, this sounds like future devastation.

Chopped (Food Network) 10:00 PM ET
It’s a sports-themed episode as Danica Patrick, Tiki Barber, Chuck Zito and Natalie Coughlin face the mystery baskets. I’m disappointed there isn’t an additional twist where the dishes have to relate to their sport &mash; or, for Patrick, horrible TV ads they’ve been in.

Suits (USA) 10:00 PM ET
Ava‘s murder trial begins and everyone (especially Donna) is seeking revenge against Stephen for his role in those murders. Maybe Louis can suggest that they get Stephen to get used to working with Mike, get him to think about a future of them working together before pulling it away and breaking Stephen’s heart.

Patrick J. Adams in "Suits"I think “Withholding Mike”  could be a very effective strategy if tried.

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (Comedy Central) 11:00 PM ET
Jon‘s reclaims his seat behind the TDS desk tonight. So far, his first guest is still unannounced but it’ll nice to have him back, even if we miss John Oliver.

The Colbert Report (Comedy Central) 11:30 PM ET
Stephen‘s returning from his summer break and talking to Cardinal Timothy Dolan, which sounds like the kind of thing we’ll be talking about tomorrow.

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

 

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