Two Tivos To Paradise 10.12.12: The Walking Dead, Community, Louie, Sons of Anarchy, Arrow, and more!
Posted by Al Norton on 10.12.2012
News and thoughts on the new season of The Walking Dead, delays in Community & Louie's returns, big ratings for Arrow, and more!
Hello friends. I so wish I was able to tell you that I shook that cold from last week and am feeling 100% heading into the weekend but alas it is not the case. I am a solid 75% but I've got a cough and clogged ears that I just can't lose. This is a big time of year for this type of thing – the temperature swing here in Boston will go from 32 late tonight/early tomorrow morning to almost 70 on Sunday – so do yourselves a favor and dress well and drink plenty of fluids because this sucks!
Another week, another DVD giveaway!!! This week we've got season seven of How I Met Your Mother. This special set is The Ducky Tie Edition, so along with the full 23 episodes, multiple featurettes, and the all important gag reel, you also get your very own version of Barney's duck tie! Here's how you can win – go to the Al Norton's Two Tivos To Paradise page on Facebook, click "Like" if you have not already, and then post "I want to suit up with TTTP" on our wall! As long as you follow our standard rules (one entry per person, one win every six months, and we can only ship to US or Canadian mailing addresses), you will be eligible to win! In the last couple of months we've given away DVD and/or Blu-ray sets of Family Guy, Louie, Modern Family, American Horror Story, Teen Wolf, and Castle, with more to come between now and the end of the year!!! Tell all your friends; TTTP is not just the best place to stay up-to-date on TV news but it's your best chance to win cool prizes, too!!!
And here's a look at Bravo's new Start-Ups: Silicon Valley…
If this column isn't enough Al Norton for you then check out this week's Fact or Fiction column on the Movies/TV page and see me go head-to-head with fellow 411mania staffer Michael X as we discuss entertainment issues of the day.
NBC has a bunch of shows waiting in the wings as mid-season replacements; here's a scene from the comedy 1600 Penn…
Doing lots of interviews these days that will be hitting 411mania in the next couple of weeks, including The New Normal's co-creator Ali Adler, Robert Patrick (Last Resort), Norty Award winner Cheryl Hines (Suburgatory), and our favorite celebrity, Joel McHale.
News and I, news and I, we're like diamonds in the sky.
Well The First Days Are The Hardest Days, Don't You Worry Anymore, ‘Cause When Life Seems Like Easy Street, There's Danger At Your Door
Season three of AMC's record breaking hit drama series The Walking Dead premieres this Sunday at 9pm. Similar to last season, the 16 episode season will be broken up into two 8 episode runs, the second half airing in the spring of 2013. The season two finale was watched by 9 million people, making it the most watched drama episode in cable TV history.
There's been almost as much anticipation for this season as there was for the show's premiere, and that's saying something. The final run of season two episodes established that no one was safe and more than satisfied fans who thought the first half of the season was lacking in walkers, and that combined with the introduction of two of the graphic novel's most popular characters – The Governor and Michonne – along with the return of a season one character have made fans VERY excited.
I have been a fan of the show from the beginning and haven't minded when they've spent time exploring more of the human drama elements of the story – how what's happened to the world has affected everyone differently – over the impending danger of roaming bands of walkers. To me the show spends time on the former so the character's actions when the latter occurs make more sense. Also, when characters do meet their ends, as some have, it has more impact because we feel like we've really spent time with them.
Also impressive about the show is that the actors are never trying to make you like their characters, not shading their performances in any way in order to gain audience sympathy but rather just putting who they are out there and letting the fans develop their own opinions. Andrew Lincoln has been fantastic as Rick and I actually think all the fan comments I see about how annoying Lori is are a testament to Sarah Wayne Callies work in presenting a full person and not just a woman in peril.
There is no question in my mind that The Walking Dead is one of the ten best drama series on TV and I am more than a bit excited for Sunday night!
FYI – if you haven't watched yet, there is an all-day series-to-date marathon on AMC on Saturday followed by a season two marathon on Sunday that leads into the season three premiere. A five minute trailer for the new season will air multiple times during both marathons.
Oh Baby Don't It Feel Like Heaven Right Now, Don't It Feel Like Something From A Dream
The very passionate fan bases of two comedies got disappointing news this week; NBC announced on Monday night that Community would not premiere on October 19th as originally scheduled, with no new date given, followed less than 24 hours later by Louis C.K. telling reporters on a conference call that the fourth season of his Emmy and Norty winning FX series wouldn't air until 2014, with C.K, using the extra time to ensure a high quality level for the episodes.
I was not particularly surprised by NBC's move in that I hadn't seen a single commercial for Community (or Whitney, which it was paired with and which also had its premiere delayed) so far this fall. The wording of their press release makes clear that they are focusing their promotional efforts on their new shows that air Mon – Wed and also says that they are happy to have these two shows "in their back pocket" if any lineup changes to those days needs to be made. This is shorthand for, "you very well might see Community and Whitney on Wednesday from 8-9pm if Guys with Kids and Animal Practice don't start doing better."
The truth is thanks to big demo winners like Sunday Night Football, The Voice and Revolution, the network now has the ability to hype a new show in a big, and if needed quick, way, so they could blitz those shows for two weeks and give Community its strongest marketing campaign ever. Not saying they will, just that they could. Actually, NBC won Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday nights in the demos, the first time they won three consecutive in-season nights since 2003.
I applaud Louis C.K. for wanting to take the time to make sure that the episodes that air are exactly what he wants them to be, and I love that FX is letting him do it. What makes Louie so good is its point of view; I've written on these pages before that it is perhaps TV best current example of the total artistic vision of one person on screen. Girls, Breaking Bad, Sons of Anarchy, and Mad Men are up there, too (regardless of how much one likes or doesn't like these shows it cannot be denied that everything we see on screen is 100% what the showrunner intended), but Louie is the most complete one man band I can think of, maybe ever.
TV is clearly a better place when Community and Louie are airing new episodes but if the delay means we get a better product and/or those shows are put in a better position to succeed, I can handle the wait.
The Ghouls All Came From My Humble Abodes To Get A Jolt From My Electrodes
Brendan Meyer is in his third season of starring as the title character, a teenage genius who ends up teaching at the high school where his former classmates are now students, in the Disney XD series Mr. Young. He can be seen in the Disney Channel original movie Girl vs. Monster, which premiers tonight at 8pm. We caught up with him this week for a quick email exchange…
TTTP: Is there a way to put into words how your life has changed since you started work on Mr. Young?
Brendan Meyer: There is a way, but it would require a lot of words!! My life has changed in so many ways since Mr. Young. I am now living in Vancouver, BC instead of Edmonton, Alberta, where I lived for 12 years. I also have a steady job acting, which is fun and really satisfying, but it's a lot of work. So another way it has changed my life is that I have less free time. My life is honestly really different since I started Mr. Young but it's hard to list all the differences!
TTTP: I don't want this to come across the wrong way, but are there challenges involved in playing someone so smart?
Brendan Meyer: Ha ha, I get what you're saying. Yes, for sure! Adam Young knows everything about science and he will often ramble off long science speeches. It requires work to not only memorize the science lingo but, in order to show how much Adam loves and knows about science, it needs to come off my tongue really fast, clear and like it's second nature. It can be very challenging at times but it's something unique that I've had to work on for this character, which is cool!
TTTP: Tell me about Girl vs. Monster
Brendan Meyer: Girl vs. Monster is about a teenage girl named Skylar Lewis (played by Olivia Holt) who is really confident and isn't scared of anything. On Halloween night she not only finds out her parents are monster hunters, but she also accidentally releases all the monsters into the world and then she has to stop them. I play Henry, who along with Sadie (played by Kerris Dorsey), are Skylar's best friends. My character is very funny and outgoing but he lacks confidence at times and gets bullied a little. The big arc for him and the whole message for the film is that you have to stand up to your "monster" or you will always live your life in fear!
TTTP: The Haunting Hour...Girl vs. Monster...Am I sensing a trend here or sheer coincidence? Do you like spooky stuff?
Brendan Meyer: Yeah, it's really a total coincidence that aside from Mr. Young I have only really been working on spooky stuff. It's just been what I have been getting over the past few years. But I don't mind, as I do like spooky films and TV shows and I really love both The Haunting Hour and Girl Vs. Monster -- I am proud to be a part of them.
TTTP: What TV shows do you watch?
Brendan Meyer: If I find them on, I will often watch the other Disney and Disney XD shows since I have friends in them and I like to support them, but my favorite shows are Breaking Bad, Survivor, and Modern Family.
TTTP: I know you're a major Shakespeare fan; which of his works do you think could be adapted into a show for one of the Disney networks?
Brendan Meyer: Yeah, I am a huge Shakespeare fan! I actually think that a lot of Shakespeare's writing has influenced the classic sitcom writing style, which a lot of shows on Disney are using right now. A lot of Shakespeare's comedies could be adapted into shows or movies for kids -- it has always been my dream for Disney to do a version of "Love's Labour's Lost"!
Don't miss Girl vs. Monster, tonight at 8pm on Disney Channel.
It's Time To Play The Music, It's Time To Light The Lights The Muppet Show 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…
The final season premiere of Jersey Shore was down 38% in both total audience and the demos from the previous season debut last fall. Those demo numbers were still good enough to beat ABC and NBC in the Thursday at 10pm timeslot and tie CBS' Elementary. The only cable program with better demos on the night was the Cardinals - Rams game on NFL Network. MTV's target demo is 12 - 34 and Jersey Shore was the top rated show in that group on the night for all of TV, with the second place finished being the replay of the season premiered that aired right after... Not a good week for TNA Impact Wrestling on Spike, down 20% in total viewers for not only their smallest audience of the year but the smallest since June of 2010, when it was up against the NBA Finals. The episode also had their smallest male 18-49 (the show's key demographic) audience of 2012, dropping 17% from the previous week…30 Rock was down from their premiere last year and came in 23% under the Community season premiere in that slot last year...The Big Bang Theory won the night in totals and demos...Grey's Anatomy had the best drama demos of the night...Elementary and Last Resort were each down 16% from week one...Parks and Recreation was up 19%...Person of Interest was the most watched drama of the night...Two and a Half Men was up in totals and demos from last week...
FRIDAY Shark Tank was up 13% to win the night in demos...Blue Bloods, as usual, won the night in total viewers...Made in Jersey was down 27% from it's less-then-stellar premiere and, despite winning the hour in total viewers, may not be long for this TV world...Grimm won 9pm in the demos (literally doubling those of Jersey)...Fringe was down a bit...
SUNDAY Family Guy was the top scripted performer in the demos not only at 9pm but for the entire evening...Once Upon a Time was down 15% but still won 8pm and was the night's best drama in the demos...666 Park Avenue was down 26% in total viewers and 19% in the demos and at this point is looking at a VERY short run...Revenge was down 19%...The Good Wife finished a distant 4th in the demos at 9pm while finishing 2nd in total viewers in the hour behind only football...The Cleveland Show was up 22% from last year's premiere...The all African-American cast remake of Steel Magnolias was the third most watched original telecast in Lifetime's history and it set a new all-time high in the network's target demo of women 25-54…The A's – Tigers ALDS matchup was the most watched game in MLB Network history, up 107% from the previous high…
The final season premiere of Gossip Girl was down 33% from last May's finale…Castle hit season highs in totals and demos, finishing 1st and 2nd at 10pm in those respective categories…Revolution dominated 10pm in the demos…The Voice won the night in demos with its best performance in that measure since March…Dancing with the Stars was up 8% in total audience and had the largest number of total viewers for the evening…The Mob Doctor was down again and finished a VERY distant fourth at 9pm in both totals and demos; to put in perspective, the three shows that finished ahead of it all had 100% more 18-49 viewers, with the top 2 having more than 200% more in that all important measure…
Big night for Parenthood, up 25% to tie Vegas for the 10pm demo win with its best numbers since last November. Vegas and Private Practice matched last week's numbers, which makes Parenthood's increase that much more impressive…The Voice won the night in demos, up 44% from last Tuesday's recap episode, and that strong lead-in helped Go On jump 33% and The New Normal improve 18%...NCIS won the night (and likely the week) with 18.1 million total viewers…NCIS: LA won 9pm in totals and demos…Raising Hope was up from last week…New Girl and Ben and Kate were down a smidge while The Mindy Project held steady…Once again Sons of Anarchy topped all it's broadcast network competition in the 10pm demos...
WEDNESDAY Arrow got off to a huge start for The CW with the pilot being the most watched telecast on the network in three years, which helped lead-out Supernatural jump 37% in total viewers and 25% in the demos…The premiere of Nashville finished a solid second in totals and demos at 10pm, with fellow new series Chicago Fire finishing a distant third in both. CSI won the hour in both measures…Survivor was down 13%...The Middle was up 8%...Animal Practice and Guys with Kids were each down double digits in the demos, putting them on shaky ground as November Sweeps approaches…The hour of Modern Family won the night in totals and demos…Not only was the back-to-back episode season two premiere of Duck Dynasty the most watched in series history but it was more than double the total audience and demo average from season one...
All The Young Dudes, Carry The News
Industry News, Notes, and Hot Rumors…Made in Jersey as the first cancellation of the 2012-2013 season, pulled from the lineup by CBS after two episodes. CSI: NY will shift from 8 to 9 as of tonight, with NCIS & Hawaii 5-0 reruns airing at 8 for three weeks until the new season of Undercover Boss premieres in that spot on 11/2, the first Friday of sweeps…Fox gave The Mindy Project and Ben and Kate full season pick-up's…NBC will air the Mockingbird Lane pilot as a Halloween special on Friday October 26th with the idea that if it does well enough they may reconsider their decision to kill the project. The story says that the pilot, which cost $10 million, was marred by differences in style between executive producers Bryan Singer and Bryan Fuller. The Munsters-reboot stars Jerry O'Connell, Portia de Rossi, and Eddie Izzard…Season seven of PSYCH will premiere on February 27th…Chris Fedak and Josh Schwartz, who teamed to create Chuck, are working together again on NBC's Midnighters. An adaptation of a science-fiction book trilogy, the story is about a group of people who were born exactly at midnight and discover they alone have access to a 25th hour of the day…The upcoming 12 episode fifth season of ABC Family's Secret Life of the American Teenager will be the show's last…Joe Port & Joe Wiseman, who last year were executive producers on New Girl, are developing Joe & Joe & Jane with NBC, a comedy about a children's author juggling his relationship with his wife and his needy best friend/co-author. The network won the project in a competitive bidding situation…Christie Brinkley will play Jerry's wife on Parks and Recreation. Speaking of Parks and Rec, Megan Mullaly will be back as Tammy 2 this fall…CBS is working on an adaptation of Bad Teacher, with Hilary Winston (Happy Endings, Community) writing the pilot…Elizabeth Banks (30 Rock) is executive producing a new comedy for CBS about a staunch feminist Ivy Leaguer who moves to LA to become an assistant Professor and ends up with two "Playboy bunny" type roommates…Fox has ordered a pilot for Divorce Hotel, a reality show where couples on the brink of separate check into a luxury hotel for the weekend and meet with counselors, mediators, and attorneys. At the end of the day on Sunday they must decided whether to stay together or sign final divorce papers…Matt Bomer (White Collar) will guest on The New Normal…Michael Showalter and Christina Lee are working on My Boss is My Roommate for Fox, a comedy about young woman who reluctantly lets her in-your-face boss move in with her when his marriage falls apart…Bob Daily (Desperate Housewives) has an untitled drama at ABC about three families who learn that they share the same sperm donor father, a bachelor-for-life type in his 40's…Michael Cuesta (Homeland) and Carol Mendelsohn (CSI) are working together for CBS' adaptation of the British series Second Sight, about a blind homicide detective. Cuesta is an executive producer on Homeland and directed the pilot for that show as well as the pilots for Elementary and Blue Bloods, and Mendelssohn is the showrunner on CSI…Fox is developing a daytime talk show for Kris Jenner (aka Mama Kardashian) that will likely get a six week test run this summer. The Wendy Williams Show started that way and Bethenny Frankle's new show, which premieres next year, got the same treatment last summer. Mike Huckabee and Craig Kilborn also have been given similar test runs in the past two years but their shows were not picked up….Neve Campbell will do multiple episodes of Grey's Anatomy as one of Derek Shepherd's sisters…NBC is working on an adaptation of The Slap, an award winning Australian series about the event that follow a man slapping a young boy at a neighborhood barbeque. This version would have an 8 episode run and Brothers & Sisters creator Jon Robin Baitz is writing the script…Tommy Johnagin, who made it to the finals of Last Comic Standing's 7th season, is developing a comedy for NBC about a couple who decide they are ready to move-in together only to discover they are expecting a child…The Hundred has landed at The CW. A science-fiction drama based on a to-be-released book, its set 100 years after life on earth was destroyed and finds 100 juvenile delinquents being sent from their space station down to the planet with the hopes of saving the planet…Judith Light (Ugly Betty) is joining the cast of Dallas for the show's upcoming second season…Ken Sanzel (Numb3rs) will write and executive produce the pilot for Hood, a new NBC drama that is a modern version of Robin Hood…Eric Dane (Grey's Anatomy) and Titus Welliver (The Good Wife, Lost, Sons of Anarchy) have been cast in the TNT pilot The Last Ship, based on the popular novel of the same name…Lifetime has picked up a 26 episode third season of Dance Moms…
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…)
Some weeks this designation is a tough choice for me and others, like this week, it's blatantly obvious. Please trust me that this is an investment of 20 minutes of your time that is well worth it, a truly inspiring story of both determination and devotion, and one that will likely come to mind the next time you're in a situation where you feel like you want to give up. ESPN's Outside the Lines is without peer in presenting sports related human interest stories.
Regular readers are aware of the strong emotional connection I look for in TV and this was a prime example. The medium, when at its finest, can educate as well as move you, and I will put up with the Honey Boo Boos and Jersey Shores of the world if that means we get storytelling like this.
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…Not sure why Shonda Rimes was so dead set against giving Mark Sloan some peace in his final moments but I sure as hell would have felt better if McSteamy had gotten to hold his daughter one last time…Speaking of rotten send offs, I am beside myself with frustration with what Ms Rimes and her team of writers did with Pete on the first two episodes of Private Practice. Based on having him die by having a heart attack and falling in a ditch and then having a ridiculous memorial service for him you'd have thought Tim Daly quit the show and they were trying to get some semblance of revenge instead of the reality, which was they let him go for budgetary reasons…Each week The New Normal wins my heart a little more, developing the characters a little more and making me laugh out loud. The faux wedding was a riot…I am now very much sold on Major Crimes as one of the top procedurals on TV. They've taken the time devoted to Brenda's personal life on The Closer and are using roughly ¾ of that for more scenes with the detectives, in particular my beloved Provenza. At the outset I thought the stuff with Rusty was going to be a huge and unnecessary distraction but I stand corrected as they've allowed us to get a better view of Sharon's heart and the bonding with Rusty and the detectives has been done slowly and therefore very believable…Caught my first episode of Love It or List It this weekend; not going to be a regular viewer but it was fun and I can see the appeal of wasting an afternoon with a marathon…Sure, Ben and Kate may be a little too screwbally/hijinxy for its own good but that doesn't mean it doesn't make me laugh…I have taken a lot of (well deserved) shots at The Office the few months so I thought it only fair to acknowledge that the open to last week's episode featuring Asian Jim was quite funny, as was the bit with Darryl pre-taping his cutaways. The rest of the episode? Relatively lousy, and I simply did not buy Pam being charmed by Nellie's kookiness…I did love everything about last week's Parks and Recreation, especially the perm…We're less than a month into the new season and already TV has given us two quality new restaurants; Parks and Rec's Paunch Burger and New Girl's Casserole Shanty…Two episodes in and Homeland hasn't the slightest trace of a sophomore slump; in the first two hours they've set up the threads that will populate the stories this season and already have returned to the amazing level of tension that made season one so great. I am blown away at how much Claire Danes loses herself in her role…Let's get the one weak point of this week's Parenthood out of the way; Julia's breakdown seemingly came OUT OF NOWHERE and while I like her getting some screen time, they could have built up to it in some way. Ok, now everything else, all of which was excellent. Ray Romano continues to impress as Hank, and Peter Krause's work when Adam was on the phone with Hattie explaining Kristina's cancer diagnosis/prognosis ranks with the best of his career, a brilliant portrayal of a Dad just barely holding it together…Anyone who thinks Modern Family has lost something off its fastball or is overrated in general clearly needs to watch the two episodes that aired this week, both prime examples of how sharp the writing is and how they don't sacrifice an ounce of comedy when going for the heartstrings, which they do quite well…The word brilliant gets thrown around too often but that's the one word that seems to best fit Walton Goggin's work on Sons of Anarchy this week. And if you haven't seen it yet and you think I just spoiled it for you, you couldn't be more wrong...
TV Pick Of The Week Comic Book Men is easily one of the more pleasant surprises of 2012, a highly entertaining little reality series that is populated with interesting and funny people and seems to be relatively real (i.e. not staged/scripted). Obviously they don't show you the folks who come into the store trying to sell junk – ahh, the power of editing – but I don't get the impression that we see anything that we wouldn't have seen if the cameras weren't there. As I have written before, the season one finale gave us one of the more tender and surprisingly moving moments of the year when Bryan showed his niece his new tattoo.
Season one was six one hour episodes and season two, which begins Sunday at 10:30pm, is 16 half hour episodes, so the show will be a little different this time around but I have no doubt that it will continue to be well worth your time.
Don't miss the season premiere of Comic Book Men, Sunday at 10:30pm on AMC.
Hope You Need My Love, Babe, Just Like I Need You
*Bon Iver performs on the newest edition of Austin City Limits this Saturday (check your local PBS listings for specific times).
*Game one of the WNBA Finals tips off Sunday at 8pm on ESPN2.
*We mentioned the season premiere of Big Rich Texas on the TTTP Facebook page last Sunday and it hit a series high in total viewers so let's see what we can do in week two with a mention in the actual column AND a video...
*The first season of TNT's Major Crimes comes to a close Monday at 9pm.
*Kim Raver (Grey's Anatomy, 24) makes her debut on Revolution this Monday at 10pm.
*The latest episode of Sundance's wonderful Iconoclasts (Tuesday, 8pm) series finds Judd Apatow sitting down to chat with Lena Dunham.
*Emily Owens MD is a new CW medical drama premiering Tuesday at 9pm…
*The current President has nowhere to go but up when he shows up for the second 2012 Presidential Debate (Tuesday, 9pm, most major networks).
*Joel McHale begins his two episode stint on Sons of Anarchy (FX) this Tuesday at 10pm.
*MTV launches their newest scripted comedy Underemployed this Tuesday 10pm…
*Suburgatory, one of the more charming new comedies of last year, begins its second season on Wednesday at 9:30pm.
*American Horror Story: Asylum is ready to start freaking you out of as Wednesday at 10pm…
*Ethel, a documentary about matriarch of the Kennedy family directed by her daughter Rory, premieres Thursday at 9pm on HBO.
*Project Runway (Lifetime) chooses a new winner on Thursday at 9pm.
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, Ben and Kate, 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 Network Challenge, Food Network Star, The Franchise, Ghost Hunters, Ghost Hunters Academy, Ghost Hunters International, Ghost Lab, Glee, 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, Inside Comedy with David Steinberg, Interior Therapy with Jeff Lewis, Iron Chef America, Justified, Key & Peele, Last Resort, 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, The Mindy Project, 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, 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.