ABC Developing Dan Bucatinsky Drama, Sigur Rós Join “Game of Thrones” and “Breaking Bad” Is TV’s Best Medical Drama

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ABC is looking at turning Dan Bucatinsky‘s book, Does this Baby Make Me Look Straight? into a series with the help of producer Shonda Rhimes. The series, titled Show & Tell would focus on several parents whose kids attend the same school.

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In case you haven’t watched last night’s So You Think You Can Dance yet, I’ll spoil you on one part of the show ‐ the dance competition has been renewed for an 11th season. (We’ll have our regular recap later this morning and video interviews with the finalists, all-stars and judges this afternoon.)

Once again, NBC is debating what to do with Last Call with Carson Daly, according to TV Guide. Even though a new season has been ordered, the network is said to be debating if they’ll continue the late night show, if they’ll revamp it, or if they’ll just cancel it.

Yesterday was actually a pretty good day for TV renewals, as USA ordered a second season of Graceland while TLC also renewed Who Do You Think You Are?.

Daniel Sunjata and Aaron Tveit in "Graceland"

In an intriguing development, EW reports that indie Icelandic band Sigur Rós filmed an appearance on Game of Thrones. EW isn’t saying much about the band’s role but it does say they filmed their appearance in Croatia. If I understand my Game of Thrones locations correctly, I think that means their characters show up in King’s Landing.

The Sundance Channel will celebrate Halloween by airing French zombie drama Les Revenants. I can’t remember the last time a subtitled TV series (one that’s not a telenovela, at least) aired on a U.S. channel aimed at English-speaking viewers. I hope that’s just the beginning.

FX is developing a sequel to American Psycho, about a fiftysomething Patrick Bateman who takes a new protege. The only way I could get behind this idea to make Bret Easton Ellis vaguely relevant is if they cast Mila Kunis as the protege.

Christian Bale in "American Psycho"

I’m a big fan of Breaking Bad, but I never thought about it as the best medical drama on TV, as Slate argues. “While most shows focus on the heroics of EMTs, surgeons, and doctors, Breaking Bad shows that the heroism of patients and their caregivers goes on long after they have moved on from an acute care facility.”

Chef Marcus Samuelsson is joining ABC’s cooking competition The Taste, replacing Brian Malarkey.

AMC has killed The Killing again as reported by Deadline. However, the crime drama might not be dead, as Deadline says the studio wants to try to keep the show going. They saved it from cancellation once, we’ll see if they can accomplish that twice.

The KillingThe Killing, dead again.

In ratings news, Arsenio Hall‘s return to late night had a strong start while Ellen was the top daytime talker. Unfortunately for Ellen, Bethenny Frankel‘s new talk show (which Ellen produces) debuted with numbers comparable to shows that aren’t around any longer. I guess it’ll be a while for Ellen to have a talk show empire like Oprah‘s, so I can stop worrying there’s a Sophia Grace and Rosie show in the near future.

Listings

Nova (PBS) Check local listings
A new season of Nova begins by looking at One World Trade Center, the new building that will stand where the Twin Towers once were, including a museum that will display artifacts from 9/11/01.

The X-Factor (Fox) 8:00 PM ET
Fox’s youngest talent competition has struggled to find its voice and mostly gets dismissed as a fall edition of American Idol, one that’s waiting to find a talent who will be recognized by people who don’t watch The X-Factor. This season brings another pair of new judges, with Kelly Rowland and Paulina Rubio joining the judges’ table.

The X-Factor

Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles (Bravo) 9:00 PM ET
Heather‘s streak of rejections continue as she learns her boyfriend and his brother doesn’t want her to be a part of their business dealings. Cue the sad trombone.

Broadchurch (BBC America) 10:00 PM ET
It’s time for another funeral in Broadchurch thanks to the UK’s vulture media. Don’t worry, they’ve already moved on to writing articles that call Alec the “Worst Cop in Britain” so they’re not done with ruining lives.

David Tennant, Olivia Colman and Arthur Darvill in "Broadchurch"

Camp (NBC) 10:00 PM ET
NBC’s summer camp drama was one of many shows I meant to check out, especially when I heard about the show’s gay dads, but never did find the time for. It wraps its first season tonight, I hope it delivers an ending that makes fans happy.

It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia (FXX) 10:00 PM ET
It’s back to the topic of gun control, as the gang try to get themselves guns or find alternative weapons for himself. Since Dave Foley has to explain to Mac and Charlie why they can’t hang around a school waving a sword, I guess that puts them on team “alternate phallic substitutes”.


Rob McElhenney, Charlie Day and Dave Foley in "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia"

Watch What Happens Live (Bravo) 11:00 PM ET
It’s Lady Gaga‘s WWHL debut! But who will get to tend the bar?

Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell (FXX) 11:00 PM ET
Kamau‘s talking with transgender activist and Orange is the New Black star LaVerne Cox.

Jimmy Kimmel Live (ABC) 11:35 PM ET
A very queer night of late night talk wraps with Tim Gunn. I wonder if Jimmy‘s heard that Project Runway is good again.

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

 

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