Two Tivos to Paradise 09.28.12: Homeland, Family Guy, The Emmys, Sons of Anarchy, White Collar, The Voice,
Posted by Al Norton on 09.28.2012
News and thoughts on Homeland's big night at the Emmys and its season premiere on Sunday, The Voice getting a two-season renewal, NCIS scoring a huge ratings win, Ben Stiller's new TV project and more!
Hello friends. Fall has come to New England and it's just as beautiful as its reputation, with cool (in a good way) temperatures, blue skies, and a bright sun. I am miserable with all the humidity we get in the summer so these few weeks remind me why I live here. My birthday is Monday the First and I will celebrate my having a phone conversation with Joel McHale that you'll read here at 411mania in a couple of weeks, discussing his upcoming Sons of Anarchy guest spots, the new season of Community, and of course, Honey Boo Boo Child.
We're going giveaway crazy the last few weeks and this week's is a good one, Family Guy Volume 10 on DVD, featuring 14 episodes of the popular animated comedy, with scenes not aired in the versions broadcast on Fox as well as multiple directors/writers commentaries. Go to the Al Norton's Two Tivos To Paradise page on FB, click "Like" if you have not already, and then post "I bet Peter Griffin reads TTTP" on our wall and you'll be entered to win! Standard contest rules apply; one entry per person, only one win per person every six months, must have a US or Canadian mailing address. Good luck!
Here's a look at Nikita's upcoming 3rd season…
And here's a full length trailer for The Following, a Fox mid-season drama starring Kevin Bacon...
Just know you're not alone ‘cause I'm going to make this news your home.
All The Gold In California Is In A Bank In The Middle Of Beverly Hills In Somebody Else's Name The 64th Annual Prime Time Emmy Awards took place last Sunday night on ABC. Before I go into my thoughts on the show itself, here's a rundown of the winners in the major categories…
Best Supporting Actor – Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family
Best Supporting Actress – Julie Bowen, Modern Family
Best Lead Actor – Jon Cryer, Two and a Half Men
Best Lead Actress – Julia Louis-Dreyfuss, VEEP
Best Writing – Louis C.K., Louie
Best Directing – Steve Levitan, Modern Family
Best Series – Modern Family
Quick Take: Not a bad group of winners…Well, not a bad group once you explain to me how Jon Cryer won, that is. I am not saying he is a bad actor – he is clearly the best thing about the show at this point, actually – but the idea that he was the top lead comedic actor of the 2011-2012 season is ludicrous. I think people like Cryer a lot personally and that affects their votes. Literally every other person in the category (David, Cheadle, Parsons, Baldwin, C.K.) would have been a better choice.
Best Supporting Actor – Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad
Best Supporting Actress – Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey
Best Lead Actor – Damian Lewis, Homeland
Best Lead Actress – Claire Danes, Homeland
Best Writing – Howard Gordon and Alex Gansa, Homeland
Best Directing – Tim Van Patton, Boardwalk Empire
Best Series - Homeland
Quick Take: I had a feeling Homeland might get some lovin' on Emmy night but even I didn't predict this big a tidal wave of statues. Van Patton – formerly Salami on The White Shadow – got some much deserved kudos, winning a directing Emmy after being nominated 7 times for four different series.
Best Supporting Actor – Tom Berenger, Hatfields & McCoys
Best Supporting Actress – Jessica Lange, American Horror Story
Best Lead Actor – Kevin Costner, Hatfields & McCoys
Best Lead Actress – Julianne Moore, Game Change
Best Writing – Game Change
Best Directing – Jay Roach, Game Change
Best Mini-Series/Movie – Game Change
Quick Take: Game Change was the best TV movie in recent memory, more than worthy of such a lavishing of gold. Love that Jessica Lange won and love that that's the only award the highly overrated American Horror Story took home.
Best Host – Tom Burgeron, Dancing with the Stars
Best Competition Series – The Amazing Race
Quick Take: The Amazing Race's success in this category is the likes of which TV has never seen, with 9 wins in this category in 10 years. I've been watching Burgeron on TV since he hosted People Are Talking here in Boston so I am glad for him but one of these years Ryan Seacrest ought to win for American Idol. Yes, I am schilling for an Emmy for Ryan Seacrest but with every new singing competition show that comes up, how good a job he does fronting Idol becomes more and more clear.
Best Variety Series – The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
Quick Take: My favorite show wins an Emmy, so it's all good with me!
And as for the ceremony itself, let's start off with the good…
And as far as the good goes, that's about it…
I am usually the first to say that people are overly critical of award shows and their hosts because it's not an easy job and no matter how boring some people find it, the point of the show is to actually give out the awards. That being said, Jimmy Kimmel was the worst Emmy host in recent memory for a variety of reasons. First off, he didn't really seem particularly happy to be there. Excuse me, this is the industry's biggest night of the year, so how about a little spring in your step, my man? Or at least some show of passion/excitement to give off a vibe of something other than it being just another night at the office?
Secondly, he just wasn't funny. The opening bit was ok at best and the monologue pretty lame. The way he introduced presenters got old after the second time, and his "In Memoriam" bit was only offensive in that it was so bland (as opposed to the amazing SNL sketch from last season of the "In Memoriam" tribute from the AVN Awards).
Jimmy Kimmel is a genuinely funny person and a good talk show host but none of that was evident last Sunday night; I can't imagine anyone who had never seen Jimmy Kimmel Live watching the telecast and thinking, "wow, I've got to set my DVR to watch this guy's show." The Emmys are about celebrating the best TV has to offer and Kimmel was just not on his game.
Well I Jumped So High, Knocked The Table Over, Thought I Saw A Ghost Come Out Of The Clover Homeland's season two premiere airs Sunday at 10pm on Showtime, with the pay cable network doing a season one marathon on Saturday beginning at noon for folks to catch up on anything they missed. The critically acclaimed Emmy, Golden Globe, and Norty winning drama had strong ratings during season one, building each week as word of mouth grew, and it's expected Sunday's premiere will be a series high.
I've seen the season two premiere and it does not disappoint in any way. The acting is still uniformly terrific, the writing and directing excellent, and the tension that made season one so riveting is there from the outset. Expectations may be a bit out of control but that happens for any show coming off of such a fantastic season, but as long as don't sit down thinking, "prove you're the best show on TV", you're likely to come away dying to watch episode two right away.
'Cause The Flag Still Stands For Freedom And They Can't Take That Away
USA was in a renewal mood this week, picking up 16 episode new seasons of White Collar (its 5th) and Covert Affairs (its 4th) while ordering TWO 13 episode seasons of Royal Pains (its 5th and 6th). While nothing is official yet, it's expected that renewals of Burn Notice and Suits are sure things, Necessary Roughness is likely, and Fairly Legal is at best 50-50. Common Law has essentially been cancelled (options on the cast were not picked up by the network and showrunner has joined producing team on CBS's Elementary) while Political Animals is a wild card, with no way to tell what the network will do.
Has any network in the modern era had a higher percentage of new series becoming hits? Obviously the numbers that qualify a series for "hit" status on USA are much different than one of the big five but Common Law is the first show in years to be one-and-done for USA. It's actually more likely for a USA series to get to five seasons than to end after just one or two, and with the network once again winning the basic cable summer demo war, it's clear that they know what their audience likes.
Next up for USA is to develop a sitcom, a goal that will be aided the addition of Modern Family reruns to their lineup starting in 2013; having the top comedy on TV to pair it with will go a long way towards helping whatever the new series is establish an audience. They also have reality series in the works, most notably one hosted by former NFL quarterback Kurt Warner where people who abandoned career dreams years ago get a second chance at grabbing the employment gold ring.
What's interesting is that USA is part of the NBC Universal family, so while NBC continues to struggle to find quality dramas, USA churns them out.
I Wish I Could Fly From This Building, From This Wall
The 2012-2013 TV season is upon us!!! Another week, another large number of season/series premieres…
TONIGHT CSI: NY (CBS), 8pm
CBS had to make decision between CSI:NY and CSI: Miami last week and Lt. Dan won but it's pretty clear that without some sort of ratings uptick, this will likely be the last season for NY.
Fringe (Fox), 9pm
The final season of what is TV biggest cult drama begins tonight with the first of 13 episodes. Fans can lament that they have to say goodbye but they can't argue that Fox didn't give the show a fair shake; 50 seasons and almost 100 episode is pretty damn good run and more than enough for the show to find whatever audience it was going to find.
Made in Jersey* (CBS), 9pm
Yes, this show is just as predictable and mediocre as the trailer below would leave you to believe. I am hard pressed to imagine anyone going out of their way to watch Made in Jersey but who knows; maybe it will be a hit with the "staying home and too lazy to change the channel" crowd.
Blue Bloods (CBS), 10pm
CBS' hit formula; familiar faces in a procedural drama = solid ratings (and barely passable demos). TV is certainly a better place when Tom Selleck is a series regular, and the supporting cast is solid, making this the best of the networks procedural dramas.
SUNDAY The Amazing Race (CBS), 8pm
And the Emmy goes to…It's high praise that while fans clearly think some seasons of the show are better than others, I've hardly ever heard anyone complain that one of their seasons was bad. The only shark jumping going on here would be in one of the weekly challenges.
Once Upon a Time (ABC), 8pm
Perhaps the most exciting new drama of last season is back to see if they can avoid the sophomore slump. There was some real magic in the first batch of episodes and I hope they pick up where they left off.
The Simpsons (Fox), 8pm
What is this, season 36 at this point? I don't mean that as a dig but rather as a display of just how understood it is that The Simpsons is a part of the TV landscape. It's very hard for me to imagine a new fall season without the show.
Bob's Burgers (Fox), 8:30pm
I know Bob's Burgers was going to have legs when people I know who don't watch much TV started mentioning it as one of the few shows they did tune in for. H Jon Benjamin is one of the funniest and most interesting voice actors TV has seen in some time and his being in the credits of any show is cause enough for me to tune in.
Family Guy (Fox), 9pm
Sometimes I wonder what will cause Family Guy to go off the air. I mean, I doubt ratings will ever get that low so it's probably just going to be a matter of when Seth MacFarlane wants to concentrate his energy on other projects.
The Good Wife (CBS), 9pm
While I believe Parenthood to be the best drama on network TV I won't argue with those many folks who think it's The Good Wife, who spent the off-season signing essentially every available high quality character actor to a recurring role, including Maura Tierney, Nathan Lane, and most recently Stockard Channing.
Revenge (ABC), 9pm
Much like Once Upon a Time, Revenge is an ABC drama that had plenty of buzz quick and is looking to prove it's in it for the long haul. Emily Van Camp was a force of nature in season one, announcing her presence as an actress to be reckoned with.
American Dad (Fox), 9:30pm
Most likely the show that has been on the air the longest that I haven't seen a full episode of. Last season I watched all of Family Guy for the first time so maybe this year I will try to do the same with American Dad. I know the show has a strong fan base so there's clearly something worthwhile about it. `
666 Park Avenue* (ABC), 10pm
More fun than it is good – not that there's anything wrong with that – 666 Park Avenue is a guilty pleasure you don't have to feel that guilty about.
The Mentalist (CBS), 10pm
PSYCH minus the laughs gets the Sundays at 10pm slot, which is essentially CBS saying, "ok, let's see how strong your fan base really is."
TUESDAY Hart of Dixie (The CW), 8pm
The Hart of Dixie pilot was awful and I predicted it would meet an early death but what I felt was bad cheesy the CW audience took as endearing cheesy and a hit was born. Shows how much I know.
Raising Hope (Fox), 9pm
God bless Fox for sticking with this charming little comedy for so long. One the better ensemble casts on TV demonstrates on a weekly basis how you can have the audience become attached to the characters without pushing their likeability down their throats. The episode last year where Jimmy tells Sabrina how he feels was one of the best comedy episodes of the 2011-2012 season.
WEDNESDAY Supernatural (The CW), 9pm Carry On My Wayward Son is always one the highlights of the TV season.
THURSDAY 30 Rock (NBC), 8pm
The final 13 episodes of the show begin and I have total faith that the writers are going to come up with a fantastic last season. The big question…Jack and Liz…?
Sunny Day, Sweepin' The Clouds Away, On My Way To Where The Air Is Sweet
The Sesame Street video of the week…
But You Were Up To Your Old Tricks In Chapters Four Five And Six
All you need to know about the Nielsen's for the past 21 days…
THURSDAY The Office was down a remarkable 46% in the demos from last season's debut to hit a new season premiere low and tie its all-time demo low. Up All Night was also down 46%, and Parks and Recreation was down 19% for its lowest season premiere demos ever...In other ratings news, The X-Factor was up 10% from last Thursday to easily win the night in totals and demos...Glee was down a bit from last week but still won 9pm in the demos and crushing NBC's comedies in total viewers as well...
FRIDAY Shark Tank was down a tad from last week but the demos were strong enough to not only win the 8pm time slot but the entire night…Haven's season three premiere was up 13% from season two's debut in the 25—54 demo, giving the show its best showing in that demo since season one…
SUNDAY Sunday Night Football won the night in totals and demos…The Emmys matched last year's numbers…
MONDAY Dancing with the Stars was down 32% in the demos from last September's premiere and 23% from the spring debut but did win the night in total viewers…The Voice easily won the night in demos…Revolution won the demos at 10pm, down only 15% from its premiere (and that's a strong number considering how big the premiere was and that it faced no competition last week and two series premieres this week)…Partners did not open well, down 40% from what 2 Broke Girls' premiere did in that slot last year and finishing 4th in demos for the half hour…Mike & Molly was down 30+% from last season's opener…Hawaii 5-0 was down 34% in total viewers and 44% in the demos from last season's opener and finished last in total and demos for the hour…The Mob Doctor was down 22% in total viewers and 13% in the demos from last week's poor opener…How I Met Your Mother was down 28% from last season but still finished a solid 3rd in the demos…Castle won 10pm in total viewers and was actually the most watched scripted show of the night while finishing second in the hour in the demos…
Huge night for CBS, with NCIS returning to 20.2 million viewers (easily enough to be the most watched non-sports program of the week) and demos that won the night, with NCIS: LA pulling in 16.7 million and the Vegas series premiere winning 10pm in totals and demos. Interesting Vegas note - it's their best Tuesday at 10 drama premiere in a decade but the drama premiere with the lowest demos since 2004…The Voice finished second at 8pm (and on the night) in the demos…The Mindy Project did better in the demos in the post-New Girl slot than Raising Hope averaged last season…DWTS was down 20+% in total viewers and 30+% in the demos from last September's first elimination episode…Go On was down 20% while The New Normal dropped 14%...
WEDNESDAY Modern Family won the night in total and demos quite handily, which allowed The Neighbors to enjoy better premiere numbers than Happy Endings and Don't Trust the B---- in Apt 23 have in that same slot in previous years…The X-Factor won 8pm in totals and demos…The Middle was 10% in the demos from last season's opener…Both Criminal Minds and CSI had the lowest season premiere demos in their series history, both down 20+% from last September…SVU was down 12% to a new season premiere low…The Animal Practice – Guys with Kids combo finished a distant fourth in both total viewers and demos in the 8:00 hour...
All The Young Dudes, Carry The News
Industry News, Notes, and Hot Rumors…NBC picked up fourth (spring 2013) and fifth (fall 2013) cycles of The Voice…Seth MacFarlane, Wesley Wild, and Alex Sulkin – who all wrote Ted together – are working on a pilot for Fox about two successful business men in their early 30's whose high octane lives are thrown for a loop when their high maintenance Dads move in with them…Joel and Ethan Coen will executive produced a series adaptation of Fargo for FX…Alfonso Cuaron is getting into American TV, teaming with J.J. Abrams for an NBC pilot about a young girl who seven years from now will have amazing powers and the prison inmate who gets out to become her protector. Cuaron, who was nominate for Oscars for writing Children of Men and Y Tu Mama Tambien and who directed Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, will direct and co-write the pilot…Spike TV announced that they will keep TNA Impact Wrestling live for the rest of the year. Since the wrestling show shifted to airing live broadcasts back in May, the ratings have been up in a big way, 35% in total viewers and 47% in men 18-49…Fox is delaying the start of the new Kitchen Nightmares season that had been scheduled to begin a week tonight in order to use that slot to run encore episodes of The X-Factor the next three weeks. After that comes Fox's coverage of the MLB post-season, so there is no word on a new premiere date for Nightmares…Ron Moore (Battlestar Galactica) is working on a series version of the movie A Knights Tale for ABC. The show would be very similar to the movie, with lots of jousting action in medieval times set to a rock and roll soundtrack…Lifetime has picked up a 13 episode seventh season of Army Wives. It's unclear how much of the original cast will return as Catherine Bell is the only one currently under contract…Look for Anthony Michael Hall on an episode of PSYCH's upcoming season…Zooey Deschanel is executive producing a Fox comedy pilot from New Girl writer JJ Philbin about a 27 year old single woman with a chaotic work and social life who moves in with her 34 year old sister, who is married with children…Ben Stiller has Please Knock in development at ABC, a comedy based on his own life where a big time actor feels like he has gone Hollywood so he moves his family back into the New York building where he grew up and where his parents still live…The CW is developing Oxygen, a teen sci-fi drama about a group of human-like aliens who were stranded on earth and are taken out of the camps they've been forced to live in and integrated into a public high school. Meredith Averill (The Good Wife, Life on Mars) is writing the pilot, which is based on a format that has run in other countries…Breaking Bad's Dean Norris will guest on an episode of Whitney…CMT ordered a 10 episode first season of Dog, a new reality series where Dog (the Bounty Hunter) and his wife help struggling bail bond agencies…The CW has picked up second seasons of Oh Sit and Breaking Pointe…Olivia Munn will guest on multiple episodes of New Girl as Nick's new girlfriend…TNT picked up a 15 episode second season of Major Crimes…
Turns Out Not Where But Who You're With That Really Matters
(The Best of What's Around aka The Best Thing I've Watched In The Last 7 Days…)
The best thing I watched this week was easily Tuesday's Sons of Anarchy episode but frankly, I still need time to process the hour, and I don't want to spoil anything for people who haven't watched yet, so my analysis will have to wait until next week. Instead I give you this wonderfully entertaining segment from Tuesday's Late Night with Jimmy Fallon…
People Say I'm Crazy Doing What I'm Doing. Well, They Give Me All Kinds Of Warnings To Save Me From Ruin
What's flashed before my eyes the last seven days…I was very underwhelmed by the How I Met Your Mother season premiere; sure, Barney's recap of his relationship with Robin was epic and Marshall and Lily as sleepless zombies was a good running gag but the emotions really didn't have the emotional pull it seemed to think it did. I mean, we know Victoria is not the Mother so Ted beginning to realize she's not isn't exactly groundbreaking. On the one hand we did get information we didn't have before but on the other we learned nothing. The downside to giving clues to various mysteries (Ted finally meeting his future wife, Barney and Robin's wedding) is that it can draw focus away from the point of a comedy, namely being funny for 22 minutes…Week in, week out Warehouse 13 is a master class in building end-of-the-world-of-the-week tension and being genuinely funny at the same time, with the latter never coming at the expense of the former…Partners was really awful, especially when you consider how strong a cast they are working with. My original thoughts on the pilot were "not great but could get better" but re-watching it when it aired really drove home how unfunny the show was and how they seemed to really focus on putting the "situation" in situation comedy instead of giving us time to get to know the characters, which is really what will or will not keep the audience coming back for more…Very much enjoyed hour two of Revolution, with Billy Burke continuing to kick ass in a way that seems totally natural, plus we got a little further along on the journey while filling in a bit more back story. There may be one too many mystery threads going on in the story but I understand they are doing everything they can to hook their audience in at the beginning…The Office season premiere was, to me, more of the same mediocre stuff from last season, with a particularly dark heart; Andy was just plain mean (and in an unfunny way) and Oscar's current story is not the first time the show has played adultery for laughs. The two new characters didn't make any impression on me and I was left wondering why it is I continue to watch…Greatly enjoyed the Parks and Recreation season premiere; nothing groundbreaking about it, just plain funny…At this point Up All Night bears very little resemblance to the pilot I watched last spring about two parents trying to balance the responsibility of raising their first child with work and also their relationship. It's like they didn't have enough confidence to stick with the original premise and keep throwing various things against the wall to see what sticks. FYI, nothing is…I am a big fan of The Voice but 16 person teams make these blind auditions go on FOREVER…I've given the pilots for The Mindy Project and Ben and Kate two big thumbs up multiple times on these pages and now that they have actually aired I can do so again one final time while I wait for next week to see how episode two goes for both new comedies…
TV Pick Of The Week
If you felt behind the curve when all your friends started talking about Downton Abbey, set your DVR to record Call of the Midwife this Sunday at 8pm on PBS and then you'll be the one leading the "high quality new British import series" parade.
Midwife is incredibly well done if more than a bit depressing at time, giving new definition to the meaning of "unflinching", and is easily worth checking out. Sure, it's not for everyone, but if the above trailer got you interested, you won't be disappointed.
Don't miss the US premiere of Call of the Midwife, this Sunday at 8pm on PBS.
Hope You Need My Love, Babe, Just Like I Need You
*ESPN's Ryder Cup coverage begins this morning at 8, with NBC taking over on Saturday (9am) and Sunday (noon).
*Saturday morning is a big one for animated series; the new season of Star Wars: The Clone Wars premieres at 9:30, followed by the season premiere of Green Lantern: The Animated Series. At 11 Nickelodeon gives us the series premiere of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
*We told you about Homeland's season premiere above but its lead in is the season debut of Dexter (Sunday, 9pm, Showtime), an hour that goes a long way towards putting the terrible previous season in the rearview.
*The CW airs a two hour special on Monday night at 9pm highlighting performances from the recent IheartRadio Music Festival, including songs from Usher, Taylor Swift, Bon Jovi, and more.
*Bob Odenkirk guests on How I Met Your Mother (Monday, 8pm, CBS), returning to his role as Barney's boss.
*The Voice finishes up the blind audition rounds on Monday at 8pm, then follows that on Tuesday with a Best of the Blind Auditions hour on Tuesday at 8pm.
*The History documentary How Playboy Changed the World premieres Tuesday at 9pm. Hey, I know, you're just watching for the articles, right?
*The biggest viewing option for Wednesday night is the first of the Presidential Debates, beginning at 9pm and moderated by PBS' Jim Lehrer. `
*The Next wraps up its first (and likely only) season this Thursday at 8pm on The CW.
*The great Margo Martindale guests on this week's Person of Interest (Thursday, 9pm, CBS).
*The final season of Jersey Shore begins Thursday at 10pm on MTV; our long national nightmare is almost over.
Two Tivos To Paradise 3 Days to Open with Bobby Flay, 24 Hour Restaurant Battle, 30 Rock, After the Catch, American Idol, Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations, Antiques Roadshow, Archer, Around the World in 80 Plate, Auction Hunters, Baby Daddy, The Big C, Boardwalk Empire, Being Human, Bent, Betty White's Off Their Rockers, Bones, Breaking Bad, Bunheads, Burn Notice, Cake Boss, Cake Boss: Next Great Baker, Chopped, Comic Book Men, Community, Cougar Town, Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, The Deadliest Catch, Destination Truth, Don't Trust the B- in Apt 23, Fact or Faked, Falling Skies, Fairly Legal, Family Guy, Fast Food Mania, Flipping Out, Food Feuds, Food Network Challenge, Food Network Star, The Franchise, Ghost Hunters, Ghost Hunters Academy, Ghost Hunters International, Ghost Lab, Glee, Go On, Gossip Girl, Great Food Truck Race, Grey's Anatomy, Happy Endings, Haunted Highways, Haunted Treasure, Hawaii 5-0, Hell on Wheels, Hollywood Treasure, House of Lies, How I Met Your Mother, Interior Therapy with Jeff Lewis, Iron Chef America, Justified, Key & Peele, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Law And Order: Special Victims Unit, Longmire, Lost Girl, Louie, Mad Men, Major Crimes, Men at Work, The Middle, Mike and Molly, Modern Family, Monster Man, Necessary Roughness, New Girl, The New Normal, Next Iron Chef, The Office, Outside the Lines, Parks & Recreation, Private Practice, Project Accessory, Project Runway, PSYCH, Rachael vs. Guy: Celebrity Cook Off, Raising Hope, Real Time With Bill Maher, Restaurant Impossible, Revenge, Revolution, Royal Pains, Rules Of Engagement, Saturday Night Live, Shark Wranglers, Shear Genius, So You Think You Can Dance?, Sons of Anarchy, The Soup, Suits, Suburgatory, Supernatural, Texas Multi Mammas, Top Chef, Top Chef Just Desserts, Top Chef: Masters, Top Design, Tosh.0, True Blood, Up All Night, The Vampire Diaries, The Voice, The Walking Dead, Warehouse 13, Wilfred, Worst Cooks In America,
People Love You When They Know You're Leaving Soon
Here ends another Two Tivos To Paradise.
We'll be back next week with a look at the last seven days in TV headlines!
Sources for this week's column include Daily Variety, Entertainment Weekly, TV Guide, and Hollywood Reporter (plus the web sites for those publications) as well as Aintit.cool.com, TVline.com & Deadline.com.