TV on Tap: “Marie” Seeks a New Home and Another “Boy Meets World” Reunion?

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Michael Ausiello reveals that Boy Meets World sequel series Girl Meets World is looking to find someone to play lead Girl‘s Riley‘s cousin. That implies we can hope to see Will Friedle appear in the sequel series.

Boy Meets WorldThree down, one more to go?

Switched at Birth will see Joey Lauren Adams appear in two episodes as Nikki‘s mother. I guess that means we’re not going to see Toby break off the engagement anytime soon, as I’ve hoped.

Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan tells The Wrap that he’s working “full speed ahead” on the possible Saul Goodman-focused spin-off.

Better Call Saul 

The Hallmark Channel has cancelled Marie Osmond‘s barely-promoted talk show Marie. Hallmark, which cancelled Martha last year, says its switching to instructional shows in the daytime. Meanwhile, Marie ‘s producers are trying to sell the show to TV stations as a syndicated series.

TNT has ordered a fourth season of the Noah Wylie series Falling Skies.

Falling Skies

NBC is planning a miniseries described as a sequel to The Bible. AD: Beyond the Bible will deal with the turmoil following the crucifixion of Jesus. I have to admit, I love that as a premise for a mini-series, I just wish that intriguing premise weren’t in the hands of Mark Burnett.

Wednesday’s Listings

Face Off Marathon (Syfy) starting at 9:00 AM ET
Syfy’s getting ready for Independence Day by reliving the fourth season of its prostetic make-up competition series. Too bad there isn’t the time or money to do a special, holiday “monsters inspired by patriotic images” challenge. Still, that them song would go great with fireworks.

Days of Our Lives (NBC) Check local listings
Will start to doubt that Sonny would really be into raising a baby if they hadn’t met, instead of all that rock climbing, adventuring and generally preparing his American Ninja Warrior biography. Hasn’t Will gone there before? Be sure to join us as we liveblog the insecurity and doubt starting at 1PM Eastern!

Futurama, "Forty Percent Leadbelly"

Big Brother (CBS) 8:00 PM ET
When I saw Big Brother in tonight’s listings, my first thought was that there were four broadcasts this week, but it just means that CBS is adjusting for the holiday by having an eviction on the 3rd.

Futurama (Comedy Central) 10:00 PM ET
Bender gets to meets a folk singer who he has been idolizing. If history is any guide, this will be his chance to destroy his hero’s life. It is his nature.

Hot In Cleveland

Hot in Cleveland (TV Land) 10:00 PM ET
The Exes (TV Land) 10:30 PM ET
The Soul Man (TV Land) 11:00 PM ET
TV Land’s Wednesday night lineup may be taking the night off but its not a complete rerun as it offers “Insider episodes” that add cast commentary and behind-the-scenes insight to previously-seen episodes — tonight featuring the season premieres, including Cleveland‘s live performance, that sounds like a great chance to confess to all the live performance flubs viewers wouldn’t notice without them being pointed out.

Thursday’s Listings

Twilight Zone Marathon (Syfy) stating at 8:00 AM ET
Syfy’s spending another holiday with one of American TV’s greatest writers. This year, the classic episodes come early with “A Most Unusual Camera” airing at Noon. Other great episodes include “Five Characters in Search of an Exit” (at 2PM), “It’s a Good Life” (at 4PM), Agnes Moorehead‘s “The Invaders” (at 5:30 PM), “Living Doll” (at 6:30) and “Eye of the Beholder” (at 8:3oPM).

Twilight Zone, Agnes Moorehead in "The Invaders"Twilight Zone‘s gayest episode? Or is it something campy like “Living Doll”?

The Walking Dead Marathon (AMC) starting a 1PM ET
Meanwhile, AMC is celebrating the holiday in a post-apocalyptic landscape with a four-day marathon. On Thursday, the entire first season gets another airing.

A Capitol Fourth (PBS) Check local listings
PBS heads to the U.S. Capitol’s West Lawn for fireworks and performances by Barry Manilow, Megan Hilty, the cast of Mowtown: The Musical and Darren Criss.

Glee - NightbirdThat cape would go nicely with the fireworks.

Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular (NBC) 8:00 PM ET
Nick Cannon hosts NBC’s celebration which will see the likes of Pitbull, Mariah Carey and Cher on the list of performers.

Philly 4th of July Jam (VH1) 8:00 PM ET
VH1 heads to the “Largest Free Concert in America” where host Kevin Hart will introduce acts like The Roots, John Mayer and Ne-Yo.

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

 

Friday’s Preview

Days of Our Lives (NBC) Check local listings
Will is spending the holiday nursing his insecurity, maybe a liveblog will make him feel better.

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