Two Tivos To Paradise: 01.11.13: Arrested Development, Girls, Justified, The Big Bang Theory, Downton Abbey, More
Posted by Al Norton on 01.11.2013
News and thoughts on NBC's CEO talking about Community's chances for a fifth season, Arrested Development's premiere date, The Big Bang Theory's new ratings high and more!
Hello friends. Another week, another game of "pass the germs" around the house; the goal for this weekend is to have all four of us not sick at the same time in 2013. Another goal is two uninterrupted nights of sleep in a row. Fingers crossed.
It was interviewapalooza here over the last week, with interviews running with Jack Wagner, Charisma Carpenter, Sutton Foster, Walton Goggins, Patricia Heaton, and Cheryl Hines over the last 7 days. Use the links below to pull up anything you missed!
Here's the first full length trailer for the upcoming Starz series Da Vinci's Demons…
Here's another in our string of plugs for the Two Tivos To Paradise Facebook page, which had a huge week in terms of views and posts; nothing makes me happier than when we've got 100 new comments on a given day on everything from what folks watched last night to if Ross and Rachel were indeed on a break. It's a fun way to have thoughtful interaction with your fellow TV lovers plus stay up to date on all the breaking headlines.
And here's a look at Syfy's upcoming series Defiance…
Packing my bags and giving the academy a news check.
Oh Mother Dear, We're Not The Fortunate Ones
The critically acclaimed HBO comedy Girls begins its second season premiere this Sunday at 10pm. Season one produced huge amounts of pop culture buzz plus recognition from the Emmys, Golden Globes, the Writer's Guild of American and the Director's Guild of America.
I can't think of a show that produced a more passionate response from viewers at opposite ends of the spectrum, or perhaps I should say I can't remember the last time this quality a show produced this much hate from a small but vocal group. Hell, I've had readers say they think it's the worst show they've ever seen, which of course is simply ridiculous, but it makes me wonder why it is this show elicits this level of almost anger out of some viewers. Oh yes, one more thing. That group of viewers that seem to hate the show so much seem to have one thing in common; they are all men.
I know it's not that simple – I know plenty of men who enjoy the show and some women who don't – and I am not going to be dismissive of all criticisms because they come laced with testosterone, but to not acknowledge that it's men who seem to dislike Girls the most would be to ignore the elephant in the room. Are their men who simply don't think women are funny and are pre-disposed to not like a show where the majority of the lead characters are women? Yes, of course there are, but I don't think that group is anything close to a majority.
Girls is not like a lot of other shows on TV, either now or in history; while plenty of shows have featured multiple female lead characters, not a ton have been female only in the leads, and while recent history has plenty of show with lead characters who aren't the most likeable people in the world (Seinfeld, Curb, The League, It's Always Sunny), the combination of flawed leads and all female leads is pretty much unprecedented in the world of television and some may be uncomfortable with something that new. Yes, the characters on Girls can be whiny and self absorbed, making very bad decisions with their lives, but that's the point. It's not like series creator Lena Dunham is presenting these people as role models; she's presenting them as real people, and maybe that's why some people don't like it – they want their TV viewing to be an escape, not a reminder of the people in their real lives who annoy them.
Also clearly a factor is that there is always backlash to anything that is critically acclaimed; when reviews say a show is the best thing someone has seen in a while, expectations grow to at times unfair levels and viewers may come away feeling differently than they would have if they had gone in cold. Something to keep in mind is that we TV writers watch a LOT more TV than the average person, so when something is different, that scores points with us just because it gets our attention. A show from a point of view we don't see regularly is such a welcome change of pace that we rush to embrace it.
I like Girls quite a bit. I think it's very well acted, well cast, and it feels real to me; I feel like I could run into these people if I lived in these New York neighborhoods. If you don't like it, that's fine with me, too – there is literally no such thing as a TV show that everybody agrees on – but for those who think it's the worst show they've ever seen, you're simply not paying attention; in the last 24 months alone we've had Man Up, Work It, Whitney, Guys with Kids, Animal Practice, Last Man Standing, and I Hate My Teenage Daughter, all shows that were boring, unoriginal, and worst of all, just plain not funny. Again, I don't mean to insult any male readers by saying the reason they don't like the show is that their gender causes them to not be able to think straight, but the outrage from some men at the idea that free thinking, right minded people are actually enjoying Girls can't help but raise an eyebrow. Watch and let watch, that's my motto!
Come Gather ‘Round People, Wherever You Roam, And Admit That The Waters Around You Have Grown
The 2013 Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour is underway, with lots of programming related headlines coming your way…
*Netflix confirmed today that the new season of Arrested Development would premiere in May, with all 14 episodes (up from the original order of 10) available at the same time.
*Fox renewed Bones for a 9th season.
*FX confirmed that the 90 episodes of Anger Management they've ordered will be shown over the next two years, meaning other than holiday weeks, between next week and the end of 2014 every Thursday will find a new episode airing.
*NBC has ordered a 13 episode first season of Camp, a dramedy set at a family sleep-away summer camp that will air this summer; their press release describes as in the vein of Meatballs and Dazed and Confused. The show comes from Liz Heldens (Deception, Friday Night Lights, Mercy, Love Bites, Boston Public) and Peter Elkoff (Dirty Sexy Money, Ugly Betty, Gossip Girl) and is part of the network's plan to add scripted programming to their reality heavy (America's Got Talent, American Ninja Warrior) summer originals.
*Fox is developing two "event series", a 12 - 14 episode run with big names and big budgets, with the plan of at least one premiering in 2014; Wayward Pines is an adaptation of a novel by Blake Crouch and follows the investigation into two Federal Agents who go missing in a very odd town where things are not at all what they seem, with M. Night Shyamalan as an executive producer, and Blood Brothers is the true story of the West Point class of 1861, fighting against each other in the Civil War.
*When NBC Entertainment Chairmen Robert Greenblatt was asked at yesterday's TCA presentation if a 5th season of Community was possible, he replied, "absolutely. We're always hopeful for a show to continue. And we co-own it. I'd love nothing more than to see it continue." He also said, "You're going to see relatively the same show you've seen before and I hope that's a good thing. Maybe there's a little more heart built into it, but we didn't fundamentally change it."
*USA picked up a 10 episode third season of Necessary Roughness.
We're Gonna Get Ourselves Together, We're Gonna Polish Up Our Act
After a slow start in 2011, OWN (the Oprah Winfrey Network) posted big improvements in 2012, up 30% in total viewers and 32% in the network's target demo of women 25-54, and announced the new programming they have in store for the first half of 2013…
*The Have and Have Not's (hour long drama) and Love Thy Neighbor (half hour comedy) are part of the network's huge new deal with Tyler Perry and represent OWN's first foray into scripted programming. Both premiere May 29th.
*Blackboard Wars is a reality series set at a high school in New Orleans that is among the worst in the country (graduation rate of less than 50%) as a new administrator takes over and tries to turn things around.
*Golden Sisters finds three real life senior citizens sharing their thoughts on life, love, and pop culture.
*Raising Whitley follows comedienne/actress Kim Whitely as she tries to raise a foster baby with the help of her friends.
*Dogfellas brings to TV the life of a former enforcer for the Gotti family who now works running a dog grooming business in Brooklyn.
Additionally the network announced that upcoming episodes of Oprah's Master Class would include Alicia Keys, Lenny Kravitz & Stevie Nicks, Berry Gordy, Diahann Carrol and Susan Sarandon, and Tom Brokhaw, with Drew Barrymore, LL Cool J, and Cissy Houston doing episodes of Oprah's Next Chapter. New episodes of Oprah: Where Are They Now will focus on Dennis Rodman, Heidi Fleiss, Gennifer Flowers, Omarosa, and Nadya Suleman.
I'll be honest; the whole motivation behind this item was to let everyone know about Dogfellas
. 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
Ratings Notes From The Last Seven Days…
B>The Big Bang Theory hit a SERIES high in total viewers last night with 18.98 million viewers, topping the previous high by more than 1 million and tying its all time best demo performance as well..Person of Interest similarly hit a series high (16.14 million) and tied its all time best demo numbers..Two and a Half Men enjoyed season highs in totals and demos as CBS took advantage of the lack of any real broadcast network competition to dominate the evening…Obviously it's not likely to become a pop culture phenomenon the way Jersey Shore did but Thursday's premiere of Buckwild on MTV was watched by 2.49 million viewers, topping the 2009 premiere of Jersey Shore by more than 40% in total viewers (and improving by large number in the demos as well)…
Fox's coverage of The Cotton Bowl won the night in totals and demos...Shark Tank had the best non-sports demos of the night...Blue Bloods was the most watched regularly scheduled show of the night...Malibu County was down 14%...CSI: NY drew a strong 9.1 million viewers but was down in the demos...
NBC's coverage of the Vikings - Packers game on Saturday night dominated the ratings, averaging just over 26 million viewers and more than four times the combined demos of its broadcast network competition.
The season three premiere of Downton Abbey was watched by a staggering 7.9 million viewers. To put in perspective it topped ABC, NBC, and Fox for total viewers in the timeslot and was a 96% improvement over the season two average…The Biggest Loser was up 21% from last January's premiere...Fox's football game lead-in helped its lineup enjoy big gains, with The Simpsons (+29%), Bob's Burgers (+48% for its best demos in two years), Family Guy (+40%) and American Dad (+40%) all enjoying huge improvements…Revenge was down 5%...The Mentalist was up 30% to tie a season high... The Redskins - Seahawks game pulled in a staggering 38.1 million viewers, up 24% from Fox's NFC Wild Card game coverage last year and becoming the second most watched NFC Wild Card game ever for the network…The Here Comes Honey Boo Boo Halloween special was the most watched episode in series history, pulling in 3.1 million viewers as well as setting a new demo high. The first season of the show, considered a breakout hit for TLC, averaged 2.4 million viewers…
The Deception series premiere won 10pm in the demos, although with nowhere near the numbers Revolution was putting up in that slot...The Biggest Loser was down from Sunday night but still topped The Bachelor in the demos (The Bachelor was down in totals and demos from its last debut)...Castle was the most watched show of the night with 8.6 million viewers and its demos went up despite going up against Deception...The series finale of Mob Doctor finished a VERY distant third, although it was up 125% from last week... Monday night's BCS Championship Game was the second most watched telecast of any kind in cable TV history, behind only the BCS Championship Game of two years ago. 26.3 million watched the game, up 9% from last year. Overall ESPN's coverage of their five BCS Bowl Games averaged 15.1 million viewers, an increase of 7% from last year…
While one had to assume big ratings for opening night in the new time slot, ABC was still thrilled that Jimmy Kimmel Live topped The Tonight Show and The Late Show in both total viewers and in demos…The season premiere of Justified was the second most watched episode in series history, up 17% in total viewers and 25 % in the demos from the season three debut. The hour also hit a series high with women 18-49…The Cougar Town season premiere on TBS was obviously down from its ABC numbers but it was also less in totals and demos than the 2012 series premieres of the network's original comedies Men at Work and Sullivan and Son. Cougar Town had a big ad campaign, strong reviews, and a built-in audience, making last night's performance very disappointing…NCIS hit a season high with just under 21 million total viewers...With the weak performing Off Their Rockers as the lead-in instead of The Voice, Go On (-38%) and The New Normal (-24%) hit new season/series lows...Parenthood won 10pm in the demos, another huge victory on its way to a renewal...Ben and Kate was up 10% in the demos (a great sign for such a vastly underrated and charming comedy)....NCIS: LA - the biggest hit no one talks about - won 9pm in totals and demos handily...
Strong night for ABC, with all of their shows up - The Middle +14%, The Neighbors + 25%, Modern Family +12% to win the night in total viewers AND demos, Suburgatory + 23%, and Nashville + 5%...SVU was down 5% from last week's demo season high but did hit a total viewer season high...Chicago Fire was down from last week's season high but still did well enough to tie it's second best outing of the season/series...Stars in Danger: The High Dive finished fourth in totals and demos at both 8pm and 9pm...
All The Young Dudes, Carry The News
Industry News, Notes, and Hot Rumors…Sarah Michelle Gellar is in talks to star in a comedy from 20th Century Fox TV where she would play a wife & mother in a family where it's the parents who are always getting into trouble. The script was written by Shepard Boucher (TBS' Men at Work) and David Hemingson (HIMYM, Don't Trust The B- In Apt 23) is among the executive producers. The project will be shopped to the networks shortly…A few weeks back we told you about Mom, a new CBS comedy pilot from Chuck Lorre (The Big Bang Theory, 2 Broke Girls, Two and a Half Men) about a just-out-of-rehab single Mom trying to get her life in order and today comes word that Anna Faris has been cast as the lead…NBC has renewed Days of Our Lives through September of 2014 (the show celebrates its 12,000th episode on today)..A&E has given a 12 episode first season order to The Governor's Wife, a reality series about former Louisiana Governor Edwin Edwards, age 85, and his 35 year old wife Trina Grimes Scott, who he first met as a pen pal while he was serving an 8+ year prison term for bribery and extortion convictions. The show follows her life as a wife and Mom as the two families mix - he has two kids (ages 62 & 60) and she has two kids (ages 15 & 13) - and she deals with folks thinking she is a gold digger… Harold Perrineau (late of Sons of Anarchy) will appear on an L&O: SVU episode that also finds Oscar winner Marcia Gay Harden returning to the show...Eddie Jamison (Hung, Ocean's Eleven + sequels) will do multiple episode of Grey's Anatomy...Navid Negahban (Abu Nazir himself) is set for the CSI: NY episode that is the second half of the crossover event with CSI...Speaking of Homeland baddies, Zuleikha Robinson will do an episode of The Mentalist... The Ricky Gervais/Stephen Merchant series Life's Too Short may not be getting a second season from BBC/HBO but it will get an HBO special this summer to wrap up the story…Parenthood's Sarah Ramos will guest on the Private Practice series finale later this month…Comedy Central has ordered 4th AND 5th seasons of Workaholics (13 episodes each). The comedy is one of TV most unheralded demo performers; during its season three run this past summer it was # 1 on ALL of TV among men 18 - 24 and 18 - 34 in its timeslot…Animal Planet has renewed Whale Wars for a 6th season…Sundance ordered a 6 episode first season of Writers Room, where each week the writers from a different current popular TV show sit and talk about how their stories are created, what led them to some of the plot decisions they've made, and what mistakes they'd love the chance to do over…Cher is developing (co-writing and perhaps starring in) a drama series for Logo set in Hollywood in the 1960's…Discovery will air the four hour documentary mini-series The President's Gatekeepers this July, which features interviews with the 19 living former Presidential chiefs-of-staff…Eva Longoria is voicing the lead character on the new animated series Mother Up!, which will air on City in Canada and on Hulu here in the states. Longoria will play a former big time music executive who ends up in over her head in her role as a full time Mom. The show, which got a 13 episode first season order, comes from Michael Shipley, whose resume includes Family Guy and My Name is Earl and is in the vein of the former in terms of being an animated show for adults…Starz is developing Off Season, a drama series about the youngest head coach in pro football and how he deals with players, owners, and the media while trying to build a championship team. Former NFL players Keyshawn Johnson and Brian Kelly are on board as executive producers and the story says the show is inspired by their experiences playing pro football…Community's Yvette Nicole Brown will guest on Disney's Shake It Up later this season…ABC is developing Tomorrow, a drama about an FBI agent caught in a time travel situation he can't get out of. The deal calls for the project to go straight from script to series order (skipping the pilot stage) and the executive producers include Brett Ratner , who would direct the first episode, and Barry Schindel (Law & Order, Castle, Numb3rs), who would be the showrunner…E! will premiere a six episode first season of the reality show What Would Ryan Lochte Do? this April, a look at the Gold medalist as he lives his private and professional life following the huge splash of fame he got at the Olympics this past summer…TNT has picked up an 8 episode first season of the reality show Cold Justice; executive produced by Dick Wolfe and the folks behind Top Chef & Fashion Star, the show finds two female investigators - one a former prosecutor of 20+ years in Texas and the other a 25+ year crime scene investigator with the Las Vegas PD - traveling to a different small town each week to help local law enforcement solve a cold case. Look for it in late summer…NBC has ordered a pilot for Bloodline, an action drama (the story calls is a "pulp action thriller") about young girl caught between two families of hired killers. Written by David Graziano (Awake, Southland, In Plain Sight), the pilot will be directed by Peter Berg (Friday Night Lights, The Kingdom) who will also executive produce…TTTP fave Michael Raymond-James, who appeared on Once Upon a Time earlier this season as Emma's former beau/Henry's Dad, will be back for the final 9 episodes of season 2…Prospect Park has officially confirmed their plans to revive All My Children and One Life to Live as on-line series, with production set to begin in February. Even better for longtime fans, Agnes Nixon, the legendary creator of both shows, has signed on in a consulting capacity. Executive producers for both shows have been signed (both worked with the respective series when they were on ABC) as well. Finding a broadcast partner to air the episodes after they run on-line is the last remaining piece of the puzzle, although most assume that they will end up on SoapNet…
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 Seven Days…
If you were a fan of Elmore Leonard's writing but had never seen Justified nor known its lineage, you would have watched Tuesday's season premiere and felt the connection; perhaps more than any hour the series has done before, the episode brilliantly mixed drama, comedy, and plot development in a way that made long time fans very happy and is likely to have new viewers making sure to come back for more.
Leonard's work always has wonderfully colorful and interesting supporting players, and the introduction of Constable Bob and Boyd's army buddy Colt more than qualify as folks who will make season four a lot of fun, but the show also follows Leonard's blueprints by making even the smallest roles worthwhile; in this hour the bail jumper and teenage Bonnie and Clyde more than held their own on screen with the regulars.
We got plenty of the characters we already have grown to love, catching us up on where their lives are since we lost saw them, and at the same time were introduced to the two season long story arcs that are in store for us, although since this is Justified I assume they will play out in ways we never expected.
I read somewhere this week that Justified is one of those shows that you somehow forget about a bit and then when it comes back you think, "why didn't I have this show higher on my year's best list?!?!?" and I think that's very true. There is simply no doubt that Justified is one of the best dramas on TV and this season has started out on a major high note.
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 twenty one days…
Haven't gotten to The Burn season finale but Jeff Ross' appearance on Late Night certainly got me in the mood...Can't believe a guy turned down a million bucks on Shark Tank; not saying it was a bad decision, just that I am not sure I wouldn't have taken that cash, paid for my kids college education and a bunch of other stuff, and then gone back to my clearly successful job selling copy machines…If I made a list of TV's most unheralded comedic performers, Dan Povenmire would be near if not at the top of the list. Who is Dan Povenmire, you might ask? He is the co-creator and voice of Dr Heinz Doofenshmirtz, the "villain" on Disney's wildly popular animated series Phineas and Ferb and one of the most consistently funny characters on all of TV. Seriously, I don't remember the last time I watched an episode where he didn't make me laugh out loud… I am not sure if would be for Best or Worst Reality Competition Show Appearance Ever but Gilbert Gottfried deserves some sort of award for Sunday Night's Rachael vs. Guy: Celebrity Cook Off...I've also come to the opinion that if Gilbert guested on the various Real Housewives of...shows on a rotating basis, I might actually watch them. Is it possible for him to simply appear on ALL reality shows? How great would he be in the Real World house? Or helping The Bachelor decide who gets a rose? Or hangin' with the Duck Dynasty crew?...After naming it the best comedy of 2012 I knew New Girl was in for a letdown, and the first new episode of 2013 wasn't any great shakes but still had more than enough laughs (Nick eating a grape while drunk had to be seen to be believed) to make it worth watching…It may be mid-January but thanks to Matt Bomer's guest spot on The New Normal this week we now know the answer to the question, "what guy looked the hottest on TV in 2013?"…One of the reasons I liked the opening hour of Deception is that they officially gave you the parentage plot twist they were telegraphing, not keeping it like a huge reveal several weeks in. On some level that shows an appreciation and understanding of the intelligence level of the audience, which is a big deal in shows like this. Sure, it's really more guilty pleasure than high quality drama but Tate Donovan alone has made it worth watching so far (I've seen the first two episodes)…A strong episode of Revenge this past Sunday; great to see the return of the red pen, and I like the idea that Nolan is not the one two steps ahead of people for a change (will make it that much better when he comes out on top)…One of the best Nashville's of the show's run so far, with strong performances and some nice call backs to the pilot as well as some allusions to events of the past we have yet to hear about fully…Mindy Kaling's Boston accent on The Mindy Project was the comedic high point of my week. And don't tell me it wasn't a good Boston accent because that was the point; like on 30 Rock, the point of this was to make fun of the way people do the accent more than it was trying to actually get it right, which is why it was so funny…
TV Pick Of The Week Six Feet Under was so good that I will give ANYTHING Alan Ball does a try, and when you mix in plot elements like revenge, an ex-con torn between his old life and starting fresh, star crossed lovers, and of course an Amish community, I am SO on ready for the pilot tonight…
Don't miss the series premiere of Banshee, tonight at 10pm on Cinemax.
Hope You Need My Love, Babe, Just Like I Need You
Most of the week's major programming is covered about but here as some other noteworthy viewing options from the next seven days…
*There's a Home Improvement reunion on Last Man Standing when Richard Karn guest stars.
*This weekend's NFL playoff schedule is set; Saturday has Ravens - Broncos at 4:30pm (CBS) & 49'ers - Packers at 8pm (Fox), with Sunday's lineup being Seahawks - Falcons at 1pm (Fox) & Texans - Patriots at 4:30pm, (CBS).
*The 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards are this Sunday at 8pm, hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler and preceded by red carpet pre-shows on multiple different networks. My picks for who will win (not the same as who should win, btw)? Best Supporting Actress – Maggie Smith; Best Supporting Actor – Mandy Patinkin; Best Actor Comedy – Don Cheadle; Best Actress Comedy – Julia Louis-Dreyfus; Best Actor Drama – Bryan Cranston; Best Actress Drama – Claire Danes; Best Comedy Series – Girls; Best Drama Series - Homeland.
*Sunday is a big night for Showtime, with the season premieres of Shameless (9pm), House of Lies (10pm), and Californication (10:30pm).
*The aforementioned Girls season premiere serves as the lead-in to the season two debut of Enlightened (Sunday, 10:30pm, HBO).
*Monday is a BIG night for Syfy, with the series premiere of Continuum followed by the season premieres of Being Human and Lost Girl….
*The CW has very high hopes for their Sex and the City prequel The Carrie Diaries, which premieres Monday at 8pm…
*Pioneers of Television (Tuesday, 8pm), PBS' wonderful look at the history of TV, is back for a third season with an episode that looks at the small screen's funniest women.
*The Real Husbands of Hollywood (Tuesday, 10pm, BET) is a new semi-improved spoof the reality genre that features some very recognizable faces, including Nick Cannon, Kevin Hart, Robin Thicke, and JB Smoove.
*American Idol is back with a two part season premiere – Wednesday and Thursday at 8pm – and THREE new judges!
*Kroll Show (Wednesday, 10:30pm, Comedy Central) is a new sketch comedy show from The League's Nick Kroll
*Archer, one of the funniest shows on TV each of its first three seasons, is back for a fourth this Thursday at 10pm.
*Suits, which made the jump from very entertaining show to truly great series in the first half of its second season, is back with the second half as of Thursday at 10pm.
Two Tivos To Paradise 3 Days to Open with Bobby Flay, 24 Hour Restaurant Battle, 30 Rock, After the Catch, American Idol, Antiques Roadshow, Archer, Arrow, Around the World in 80 Plates, Auction Hunters, Baby Daddy, Ben and Kate, The Big C, Boardwalk Empire, Being Human, Betty White's Off Their Rockers, Bones, Breaking Bad, Bunheads, Burn Notice, Cake Boss, Cake Boss: Next Great Baker, Chicago Fire, Chopped, Comic Book Men, Community, Cougar Town, Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, The Deadliest Catch, Deception, Destination Truth, Don't Trust the B- in Apt 23, Fact or Faked, Falling Skies, Family Guy, Fast Food Mania, Flipping Out, Food Network Challenge, Food Network Star, The Franchise, Ghost Hunters, Ghost Hunters International, Ghost Lab, Glee, Great Food Truck Race, Grey's Anatomy, Happy Endings, Haunted Highways, Haunted Treasure, Hawaii 5-0, 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, The League, Longmire, Lost Girl, Louie, Mad Men, Major Crimes, Men at Work, The Middle, Mike and Molly, The Mindy Project, Modern Family, Monster Man, Nashville, 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, Top Chef, Top Chef Just Desserts, Top Chef: Masters, Top Design, Tosh.0, 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 full recap of The Golden Globes as well as all the headlines from the last seven days!
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.