The Return of the Powerpuff Girls, NBC’s Next Live Musical and Will There Be a U.S. “Sex Box”?

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NBC has already announced its next live musical. It will bring Peter Pan back to the small screen. This time, the broadcast won’t have to face comparisons to a beloved movie as much as the iconic 1955 live performance with Mary Martin as Peter Pan.

In talking with TheWrap, Seth Meyers said, “We feel pretty strongly that I’m two shows away from cutting ties.” That should make the Super Bowl weekend show with Melissa McCarthy Meyers’ swan song.

Cecily Strong and Seth Meyers in "Saturday Night Live"

You can stop worrying about the future of your show, Parks & Recreation fans. NBC chief Bob Greenblatt told the Television Critics Association that there will be a seventh season though that’s not an official renewal. Greenblatt was also optimistic about Community but would not offer as optimistic an outlook.

In talking with E!, Jamie Chun, who plays Mulan on Once Upon a Time, says the romantic tension was something she and Sarah Bolger (who plays Aurora) started as an inside joke but when the audience picked up on it, the OUAT writers decided to use it. “I’m really glad that the writers listened because I really do think that’s what they planned from the beginning. They’re all about twists and like, why not? It felt so natural to begin with.” Are you listening, Teen Wolf ?

ABC has refused to comment on a story claiming that the network is planning on bidding on a series of Thursday night football games, much less what would happen to hit Thursday shows like Scandal if ABC successfully won the games.

Scott Foley in "Scandal"It would take four TVs playing at once to match Scandal‘s rapid pace.

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is getting an even closer Thor crossover than the one that aired a couple weeks after the last Thor movie hit theaters. Jaimie Alexander will reprise her role as Sif in a role that is “integral” to the episode (so no humorous epilogue where Sif yells at Coulson about controlling costs).

The British show Sex Box, may be coming stateside. A production company has purchased the rights to remake the sexuality special for the U.S. The special had real couples (including a gay male couple) having sex -off camera and then discussing it with a trio of sex experts including Dan Savage.

Former Client List hunk Colin Egglesfield is staying at Lifetime with an appearance on Drop Dead Diva.

Colin Eggsfield in "The Client List"Colin Eggsfield really should have mowed the lawn more often on The Client List.

NBC’s struggling Michael J. Fox Show hit a new ratings low this week against American Idol‘s second week, reaching The Assets-sized numbers. Sean Saves the World also lost viewers in the increased comptition but not as many as Fox.

Listings

Days of Our Lives (NBC) Check local listings
Sure, there’s still the great Salem murder coverup conspiracy, but today things turn around for Will as Abigail worries that he has figured out her secret (you know, the time she spent days with James Scott‘s magnificent chest in a cabin).

The Powerpuff Girls: Dance Pantsed (Cartoon) 7:30 PM ET
They’re back! Blossom! Bubbles! Buttercup! They’re back! They’re back!

Powerpuff Girls

Hollywood Game Night (NBC) 8:00 PM ET
Jane Lynch returns for a second season of celebrities playing silly games with a pair of regular joes. This week’s guests include Martin Short, Jason Alexander, Lester Holt, Valerie Bertinelli, Modern Family‘s Julie Bowen and Beth Behrs.

Sleepy Hollow (Fox) 8:00 PM ET
For its two-hour finale Sleepy Hollow reveals the “shocking true nature” of George Washington‘s death. From there, I just hope Sleepy Hollow keeps doing whatever it’s been doing (vintage Hostess Sno Balls aged under the light of a monitor airing Eraserhead, perhaps?) to be so delightfully strange.

Tom Mison and Nicole Beharie in "Sleepy Hollow"“Actually, when a map won’t fold correctly that’s a coded message from Thomas Jefferson.”

Switched at Birth (ABC Family) 8:00 PM ET
After Bay‘s new art professor (Sandra Bernhard) responds to Bay’s work with an impression of Grumpy Cat, that leaves Bay questioning if she every had any talent. Meanwhile, Kathryn introduces her new pal Renzo (Alec Mapa) to her husband. I’m sure John will be able to hold back his snobbery and judgement for the first time in his life just to make this meeting go more smoothly.

Being Human (Syfy) 9:00 PM ET
Sally thinks her new powers might offer a way to solve Josh curse. Sally also has a habit of not considering the risks of trying something new and unknown before doing it. Combining Sally’s new powers with Josh’s new curse sounds like the path to unforseen consequences.

Sam Huntington in "Being Human"Josh looks like he could use a cuddle. Volunteers?

How I Met Your Mother (CBS) 8:00 PM ET
The latest bit of questionable behavior on How I Wish I Could Remember When These Characters Were Likeable comes when Barney drinks too much, which Ted and Robin decide is their chance to get him to reveal his various secrets. Doesn’t Barney seem like the type to have a special plan for when Ted and Robin try to get him to reveal his secrets by getting him drunk? I hope they thought of that.

The Fosters (ABC Family) 9:00 PM ET
Callie‘s adventures in being a runaway find a new complication when she meets a no-nonsense woman who works in the foster care system (played by Rosie O’Donnell, so I probably didn’t need to type the “no-nonsense” part, the casting should have made that trait obvious) .

Rosie O'Donnell in "The Fosters"

Klondike (Discovery) 9:00 PM ET
The latest channel to join the event mini-series bandwagon is the Discovery Channel which is offering this three-part, six-hour tale of six prospectors hoping to strike it rich in the Klondike gold rush. For those of you who can’t bear the idea of a new season of Game of Thrones without Richard Madden, here’s where you can get your fix.

Archer (FX) 10:00 PM ET
Now that ISIS has changed its mission from questionably anachronistic spy missions to selling off a ton of cocaine, Sterling, Pam and Lana dig through their list of easily-repurposed clients. That should be a pretty long list.

Archer

#Richkids of Beverly Hills (E!) 10:00 PM ET
For the second episode, it’s time for mansion shopping once Dorothy decides it’s time to move out of her parents’ estate. Last night’s premiere is still sitting on my DVR, but between the little bit I did see and that episode description, I have a feeling the aluminum foil ball I use as an outlet for aggression is about to be pounded into its most compact and smooth state.

Teen Wolf (MTV) 10:00 PM ET
There’s a new danger in town as an murderer escapes from prison just in time for the night before Halloween. Since the previews show Peter sticking his claws in Derek‘s neck, I’m guessing the danger isn’t a Sterek fan driven to a rage from how the two have been separated all season.

Chozen (FX) 10:30 PM ET
Chozen thinks Tracy‘s boyfriend might be cheating on her, which sounds like as good an excuse as any for a poorly-considered scheme as any.

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Tomorrow’s Preview

The View (ABC) Check local listings
Mario Cantone starts guest-hosting the show tomorrow.

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