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Eliza Coupe may have found her next series following Happy Endings (admittedly, I was hoping she might return to Community). She is set to star in Benched, a USA comedy pilot about a woman who goes from working in corporate law to being a public defender.

The Doctor Who 50th anniversary special will be shown in theaters in 3D, including screens in the USA. Unfortunately, it looks like the specifics haven’t been settled, so we’ll all have to wait to find out if its going to be shown on the big screen in our city.

"Doctor Who" 50th Anniversary posterI wouldn’t mind switching out one of those companions, tho…

Vulture lists its 25 Most Amazing Amazing Race teams. I don’t have many complaints, except that it’s too bad they forgot the epic moment of Tara haranguing the insufferable Will in the final race to the finish line.

Bravo is spinning-off Million Dollar Listing with a Miami edition. So far, every time Bravo has tried to set a show in Miami it has turned out to be terrible. Can the World of Wonder producers (who are wonderful) avoid that trend?

I’ll admit, I was a bit confused to read that Adult Swim ordered a second season of fake news show Newsreaders, since I thought it had already been renewed (maybe it just took a month to make it official?) Either way it’s great to have the news parody coming back.

Mather Zickel in "Newsreaders"

Keith Carradine has been tapped to play Martha Plimpton‘s long-lost dad in an episode of Raising Hope, according to TVLine.

Tucker Carlson, keeping it classy.

Standards and practices is always fertile ground for comedy:

 

(Worth noting: Memos like this is why we have the term “vajayay”.)

Once again, Pretty Little Liars has seen viewership grow. It’s recent Halloween special drew more viewers than last year’s special and helped spin-off Ravenswood be ABC Family’s most-watched debut this year.

Listings

The Big Bang Theory (CBS) 8:00 PM ET
Sheldon may be credited with a major breakthrough but he doesn’t feel like he deserves the praise. I’m hoping it’s because he spent the previous night reading Justice League of America Archives and was inspired by Gardner Fox‘s scientific mysteries and wants to share the credit.

Jim Parsons and Johnny Galecki in "The Big Bang Theory"Is it me or is Sheldon looking at that equation in a way he doesn’t look at Amy?

Project Runway (Lifetime) 8:00 PM ET
When you’ve got a season this good, it doesn’t end with picking a winner but with the a reunion special.

White Collar (USA) 9:00 PM ET
In a lucky coincidence of timing, Mozzie finds himself implicated in the bust of an online black market. Production time makes it unlikely that this story is ripped from those recent Silk Road headlines, which is too bad.

Matt Bomer and Willie Garsno in "White Collar"

Project Runway All Stars (Lifetime) 9:00 PM ET
Once the first season of Project Runway All Stars fixed the error of not giving Mondo the victory (along with reuniting him with epic bromance partner Michael Costello), the second season seemed to be running low on good designers it could lure back (Ivy!). However, this time we’ve got three winners (Seth Aaron Henderson, Irina Shabayeva and Jeffrey Sebelia) hoping to defend their crown, along with Korto Momolu, Viktor Luna and Ari (previously Andy) South.

Sean Saves the World (NBC) 9:00 PM ET
When the boss’ dad comes to visit he takes the stress of the visit out on the staff. However, Sean sees an opportunity to take care of two troubles as he tries to set up that bothersome parent up with his mother.

Sean Hayes and Parvesh Cheena in "sean Saves the World"Parvesh Cheena also shows up in this episode,
so at least this has as many gay performers as last week.

Reign (CW) 9:00 PM ET
While I’m not planning on putting the CW’s odd (and oddly addictive) mash-up of anachronistic historical fiction and teen soap into the rotation, I figure fans of potential TV trainwrecks might want to see how Reign handles the transition from filming in Ireland to Canada.

Scandal (ABC) 10:00 PM ET
At long last, Scandal gets a Democrat to stir things up as Lisa Kudrow crosses paths with Mellie. Normally, she would already be my favorite character, but this is the first time my love of Kudrow and Guillermo Diaz have had a chance to meet. Meanwhile, the Gladiators work with a client who has a sexting problem. Let’s keep our fingers crossed the Scandal team lives by the principle of “Pics or it didn’t happen.”

Lisa Kudrow in "Scandal"Why isn’t it 10PM yet? Why?

Elementary (CBS) 10:00 PM ET
Sherlock and Joan find themselves facing the mob — apparently, this is the kind of mob that sends warnings in the form of dead assassins. A horse is one thing…

Scrubbing In (MTV) 10:00 PM ET
MTV’s next reality show looks like it will end up doing for the nursing profession what Jersey Shore did for the Italian-American community. On the other hand, there’s:

Adrian from "Scrubbing In"

Childrens Hospital (Adult Swim) Midnight ET
It’s the season finale, which means its time for the hospital staff’s adventure in Japan to come to a “surprising climax”.

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

 

Tomorrow’s Preview

The Rachael Ray Show (syndicated) Check local listings
Julie Andrews is giving her Halloween tips tomorrow.

Days of Our Lives (NBC) Check local listings
Will comes out as a writer to his mother tomorrow.

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