The End of “Being Human,” FX Commits to a “Sunny” Future and CBS Has Long Eyed Stephen Colbert As a Letterman Replacement

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Here we go again, the season premiere of Game of Thrones managed to crash HBO Go. Not too long ago, the app crashed when people tried to use it to watch the season finale of True Detective.

Speaking of Game of Thrones, how about that Red Viper? (There are spoilers at the link, of course.) After the initial thrill faded, it felt like the status quo for me.

Perdo Pascal as the Red Viper in "Game of Thrones"I don’t have many complaints about looking at Pedro Pascal, at least.

FX has signed a big deal with the creators of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. The deal includes two more seasons of Sunny (which will make it cable’s longest-running live-action comedy, in terms of seasons), an order for a new series starring Tracy Morgan (from all three Sunny creators) as well as ordering three scripts for potential comedy series. One of those series, We’re Good, Thanks will star recurring Sunny stars Mary Elizabeth Ellis and Atremis Pebdani (who will create the show with Ellis’ husband, Charlie Day).

As Ed told you, the How I Met Your Mother box set will include an alternate ending but don’t get your expectations too high — only one ending was scripted and the ending comes from how the original footage can be edited into a different ending.

Suits is getting hunkier in the upcoming fourth season. Scandal and The Middleman (sigh) alum Brendan Hines and D.B. Woodside will appear in recurring roles. After his Scandal death, I’ll probably get nervous every time I see Hines character in the same room as a pair of scissors.

Brendan Hines shirtlessThe sigh-inspiring Brendan Hines

Syfy has ordered a 12-episode season of a TV adaptation of 12 Monkeys. Unfortunately, that announcement comes with the news that the channel has rejected High Moon, the Bryan Fuller pilot adaptation of The Lotus Caves.

As the speculation over the new Late Night host continues, The Late Shift author Bill Carter reports in The New York Times that Stephen Colbert has long been on CBS’ list of potential replacements. To simplify things for both networks,
both Colbert and Letterman’s last few contracts were written with matching expiration dates.

The Colbert Report

Do you need a flowchart to tell apart: The Returned the novel, The Returned the French movie, The Returned the movie filmed in Canada, The Returned the French TV series, or The Returned the American adaptation of the French TV series. If you use a description, you have to add space for In the Flesh and Resurrection.

Over in the Washington Post, Alyssa Rosenburg ponders the frequent use of rape in prestige dramas. While it is a frequent theme, there is an increased focus on survivors’ stories and, frequently, show’s like Mad Men and Game of Thrones ask viewers to think about the implications of rape culture.

Listings

Being Human Marathon (Syfy) starting at 8:00 AM ET
In preparation for tonight’s closing chapter, Syfy is offering a catchup marathon for the past season, in case you were behind on the odd ways it has played with monster mythologies.

The Rachael Ray Show (syndicated) Check local listings
Heidi Klum is visiting Rachael today to make some sauerkrat soup and when it comes time to taste the results Tim Gunn is showing up for a sample. After tasting the soup, Tim unveils his “man-over” (really? do we need a special word for when men get made over, now?) of a dad who has had the same look for 40 years.

Tim Gunn on the Rachael Ray Show

Chopped (Food Network) 8:00 PM ET
What’s this? Chopped on a Monday? The Food Network has a new show to launch and Chopped is still a great lead-in. Tonight’s mystery baskets include a doubly-starchy appetizer with Chinese dumplings and Middle Eastern noodles.

The Fabulist (E!) 8:30 PM ET
I lost interest in E!’s new talk show (I think?) when I found out it wasn’t a show about storytellers, but Brad Goreski is supposed to be on tonight’s episode. No folklore, as far as I can tell, though.

Being Human (Syfy) 9:00 PM ET
Josh, Aiden and Sally‘s time together started with them facing the common threat of Bishop. Before they can move out of their longtime home, they have to face another threat together, as Ramona plots her final moves against the trio. Considering Ramona’s history with demonic forces, I wonder if the final villain will mirror the original series‘ closing chapter.

Sam Huntington, Sam Witwer and Kristen Hager in "Being HUman"Shocking twist: Tonight’s finale is just the set up for a spin-off,
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Friends-style hangout sitcom at a diner instead of a coffee shop.

RuPaul’s Drag Race (Logo) 9:00 PM ET
The remaining competitors’ have to show their spokesperson skills when they get a chance to represent Colorevolution’s Glamazon line (inspired by you-know-who).

Bates Motel (A&E) 10:00 PM ET
Poor Norma, her son is at that age where they grow up so quickly. First he’s storming out of an audition she dragged him to, and now she finds out he’s hiding his blackouts from her and stopping him from driving them off the road.

Bates Motel

Archer (FX) 10:00 PM ET
After starting the season with a major reboot, we now find out next season will see things revert to the status quo in some form. Will we see the set up for the “unreboot” in tonight’s finale? In the meantime, maybe someone can find a way to refer to undoing a reboot that doesn’t upset the spell check.

American Dream Builders (NBC) 10:00 PM ET
It’s a special Monday night episode as the teams are tasked with renovating rustic cabins. First designer to utter the word “glamping” gets on my “Eliminate them now” list.

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

 

Tomorrow’s Preview

The Rachael Ray Show (syndicated) Check local listings
Clinton Kelly is on tomorrow’s show.

The Talk (CBS) Check local listings
The amazing Lynda Carter is on tomorrow’s guest list.

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