Two Tivos To Paradise 03.01.13: Seth MacFarlane, Duck Dynasty, Sons of Anarchy, Dancing with the Stars, More
Posted by Al Norton on 03.01.2013
News and thoughts on Seth MacFarlane hosting the Oscars, big cast news for Sons of Anarchy, record breaking ratings for Duck Dynasty, and more!
Hello friends. I must admit to being more than a little freaked out by us being 1/6th of the way through 2013 as of today; one grows up hearing that "time flies" and it's drilled into your head even more when you are going to have kids but I think it's only after becoming a parent that I truly understand just how true the cliché is. The twins start school this fall, which blow my mind in ways I never thought possible.
Coming up in the next couple of weeks we'll have interviews with Alan Tudyk (Suburgatory), Eric Close (Nashville), and maybe even Anthony Jeselnik!
Here it is…FINALLY…a trailer for the upcoming third season of Game of Thrones that contains actual footage/clips…
Mistresses, picked up by ABC LAST pilot season, finally got a premiere date this week – look for it on May 27th at 10pm…
Give me the news, boy, and save my soul.
Why Can't I Lay Low, Why Can't I Say What I Mean, Why Don't I Stay Home, And Get Myself Into Some Boring Routine
The 85th Annual Academy Awards aired on Sunday night, with the Seth MacFarlane hosted affair pulling in 40.3 million viewers, making it the most watched entertainment program (i.e. non-sporting event) in three years. Additionally, the all important 18 -4 9 demographic was up 11% from last year's telecast.
And for the most part, that's where the good news stops, at least seemingly in the eyes of many who seem to feel that MacFarlane was not only not funny but that he was offensive and dropped the hosting awards show bar to a new low, with many accusations of misogyny and anti-Semitism. Further, once news broke that the ratings were as strong as they were, the narrative was immediately adjusted so that the story became the numbers increased because of the popularity of the movies up for the big awards (as opposed to some years where the movies nominated are the smaller, art-house types). Never mind that if ratings were down that same crowd would have put the blame solely on MacFarlane's shoulders.
I thought MacFarlane was decent; I'd give him a B- and also say he clearly enjoyed himself, which is a huge key to success in hosting a show like this. He clearly stepped outside his comfort zone with the dancing (yes, he sings quite well but before dancing is a horse of a different color) and I give him credit for that, too. I laughed throughout most of the monologue, thought he pushed the envelope in ways the Academy knew he would when they hired him, and overall thought he actually was pretty reigned in.
The biggest issues with the broadcast came with the pacing, the weight of which falls on the director and producers, not MacFarlane. One of the musical numbers should have been cut to allow for the winners of the less-than-marquee awards an extra 30 – 45 seconds each for their speeches, and while I appreciated a star that magnitude of Barbra Streisand appearing and singing, they should have continued to run the In Memoriam video while she did, which would have meant folks who were left out like Andy Griffith and Larry Hagman would have been given the spotlight. She still could have given her very heartfelt closing words about Marvin Hamlish and the segment would have been more about paying tribute to others and a little less about how great it was that the Academy got Babs to come sing.
To address those aforementioned accusations lobbed against MacFarlane; first off, MacFarlane may be misogynistic but he's also whatever the word is for anti-male, the same way he is equal parts anti-Semite and anti-Christian right and anti-any organized religion. I read a quote this week where someone said MacFarlane made his fortune mocking all that America holds dear and I think that's dead-on. I feel like anyone who has followed his career knows he is most certainly an equal opportunity offender.
His We Saw Your Boobs musical number is a prime example; to call it anti-female is to miss the huge point that the song is making fun of MEN and the mindset many of them bring to things, as in judging how good a movie was based on if the actress got naked. I am dumbfounded as to how so many otherwise smart people ignored this. You can feel like the joke didn't hit the target but you've got to be able to understand what he was going for. To be clear, I am not saying everyone should think he did a great job or even that people can't think he was terrible, just that to think he was offensive and not realize he was but towards everyone he talked about, not just one specific group, is to me missing the joke.
I believe the Academy is thrilled with Sunday night – ratings were up in the age group they care about the most and people were talking about the host 2 -3 days after the show – and think they were at least somewhat disappointed to learn that MacFarlane responded to a Tweet by saying he had no interest in hosting again. They should be so lucky to have the pre and post show buzz next year.
Spending All My Nights, All My Money, Out On The Town
We've been writing about pilot season for a few weeks now and part of what goes into the decisions made by the networks about what shows to pick up is which current shows they feel are strong enough to command another season. What follows is my take on where the current broadcast network series stand on the renewal scale.
ALREADY RENEWED: The Voice
SURE THINGS: Parenthood, Revolution, Chicago Fire, The Biggest Loser, Grimm
PRETTY STRONG ODDS: SVU, Parks and Recreation, Go On, Celebrity Apprentice, Off Their Rockers
TOO SOON TOO TELL/COULD GO EITHER WAY: Community, The New Normal
NOT LOOKING GOOD: Whitney, 1600 Penn, Deception, Smash
DOA: Animal Practice, Guys with Kids, 30 Rock, The Office, Up All Night, Do No Harm
YET TO PREMEIRE: Hannibal
SURE THINGS: The Bachelor/The Bachelorette, DWTS, Castle, Grey's Anatomy, Scandal, Once Upon a Time, The Middle, Modern Family, Shark Tank
PRETTY STRONG ODDS: Revenge, Suburgatory
TOO SOON TO TELL/COULD GO EITHER WAY: Malibu Country, Last Man Standing, Nashville
NOT LOOKING GOOD: Happy Endings The Neighbors, Body of Proof
DOA: Last Resort, Don't Trust The B-, Zero Hour
YET TO PREMIERE: Red Widow, Family Tools, How To Live With Your Parents
ALREADY RENEWED: HIMYM, NCIS, Survivor, The Big Bang Theory
SURE THINGS: 2 Broke Girls, NCIS: LA, Blue Bloods, Criminal Minds, CSI, Mike & Molly, The Good Wife, Person of Interest, The Amazing Race
PRETTY STRONG ODDS: Elementary, Hawaii 5-0, Two and a Half Men
TOO SOON TO TELL/COULD GO EITHER WAY: The Mentalist, Undercover Boss
NOT LOOKING GOOD: CSI: NY, Rules of Engagement
DOA: Partners, The Job
AlLREADY RENEWED: Bob's Burgers, Family Guy, The Simpsons, American Dad, Bones, The X Factor
SURE THINGS: American Idol, Glee, Kitchen Nightmares, New Girl, The Following
PRETTY STRONG ODDS: Raising Hope
TOO SOON TO TELL/COULD GO EITHER WAY: The Mindy Project, The Cleveland Show
TOO SOON TO TELL/COULD GO EITHER WAY: Beauty and the Beast, Nikita, The Carrie Diaries
NOT LOOKING GOOD: Cult
DOA: Emily Owens MD, 90210
Like A Coin In Your Mint, I Am Dented And I'm Spent With High Treason
For the past few months we've told you about new programming the big five networks have in development but now we've entered the next stage, with pilots being ordered for the 2013-2014 season…FYI - Any show listed below has been given said order…
Ken Jeong (Community) will play Rob Corddry's boss in the comedy Spy. Paget Brewster (Criminal Minds) plays Corddry's ex-wife…TTTP fave Andrea Anders is the female lead in Divorce: A Love Story, a comedy where a couple that didn't work well together at all can't seem to stay away from each other after they divorce…The soapy drama Venice added two TTTP faves to the cast by signing Bruce Greenwood and Odette Annabel. McG will direct…David Spade and Rachel Harris have joined the cast of Bad Management, about a women who runs a department store and her life getting turned upside down when the boss' spoiled son gets involved…Patrick Fugit (Almost Famous) landed the lead in the international political drama Reckless from Martin Campbell (Casino Royale)…Gothica, which features scary/freaky characters from literature like Dorian Grey, Dr Frankenstein, and Van Helsing, all living in the modern world, has signed Reaper creators/showrunners Tara Butters and Michele Fazekas to be in charge…
Anthony Lapaglia has joined Felicity Huffman in Boomerang…Inbar Levi (Underemployed) has joined the cast of Gang Related…Angela Kinsey (The Office) will play Rob Riggle's wife in the comedy The Gabriels, about a family living in a small Midwestern town where everyone knows everyone else's business…Stephen Root and Brittany Snow are now a part of the comedy To My Future Assistants…Daren Kagasoff (Secret Life of the American Teenager) has landed the male lead in Delirium, opposite Emma Roberts and co-starring Billy Campbell and Corey Reynolds…
John Stamos landed the lead in I am Victor, a drama from House executive producer Katie Jacobs, playing a big time divorce attorney who is both incredibly charming as well as incredibly direct with his words…Less than a year after her Grey's Anatomy character was killed in a plane crash, Chyler Leigh will star in the Holding Patterns, about a group of friends whose lives changes after they all survive, you guessed it, a plane crash. The script was written by Justin Spitzer (The Office, Scrubs, Grounded For Life)…TTTP fave Delroy Lindo is a part of Believe, from J.J. Abrams and Alfonso Cuaron, as is Jaime Chung (Once Upon a Time)…Patrick Flueger has one of the leads in Hatfields & McCoys…TTTP fave Brent Sexton (The Killing, Life, Deadwood) and Pablo Schreiber (Weeds) have joined Blair Underwood in the Ironside reboot…Lindsay Sloane (Horrible Bosses) has joined Sean Hayes, Thomas Lennon, and Linda Lavin in a (STILL) untitled comedy from the creator of Better Off Ted…Gillian Anderson and Rachael Taylor (666 Park Avenue) are a part of an untitled drama from Rand Ravich, creator of Life, about a secret service agent who finds himself in the middle of a huge international crisis when the President's school age son is kidnapped on his first day on the job…
Tyler Labine will play Rupert Grint's older brother in the comedy Super Clyde from Raising Hope creator Greg Garcia…TTTP fave Esai Morales has joined the legal drama The Advocates, written an executive produced by Bruno Heller, creator of The Mentalist and Rome…Rhys Coiro (who I LOVED on Entourage) and Billy Brown (The Following, Sons of Anarchy) have signed on to Hostage, which stars Toni Colette, Dylan McDermott, and Tate Donovan…James Van Der Beek is one of the leads in the comedy Friends with Better Lives, about a group of friends who each think everyone else in the group is getting more out of life than they are…Emmy & Norty winner Margo Martindale will play Will Arnett's Mom in Returned, about a recently divorced guy who suddenly has to deal with his parents marital issues as well. The very busy Greg Garcia is writing/executive producing. Mary Elizabeth Ellis (It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia) and JB Smoove are also on board)…French Stewart has joined the Anna Faris, Allison Janney, Nate Corddry, and Matt Jones in the Chuck Lorre comedy Mom…Hamish Linklater (The New Adventures of Old Christine) and Amanda Sutton (The Mindy Project) are now on board Crazy Ones…Beth Riesgraf (Leverage) has joined Jason Isaacs in Surgeon General…
Mark Pellegrino will star in The Tomorrow People…Henry Ian Cusick has joined the cast of the sci-fi drama The 100
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…
Big night for The Vampire Diaries, up 30% to beat ABC (Zero Hour) and NBC (Community & Parks and Rec) in the 8pm demos...Zero Hour was down from last week's record setting low...Scandal once again won 10pm in demos...Elementary was down double digits from what The Mentalist did this week last year in that spot (maybe the move to Sundays wasn't a good idea?)...American Idol won the night in totals and demos, up from last week in both measures...Community, Parks & Rec, and 1600 Penn all dropped to new series demo lows…
As is standard, Shark Tank won the night in demos while Blue Bloods was the most watched show of the night…Touch finished 4th in the demos at 9pm and at this point is highly unlikely to see a third season…
40.3 million people watched The Oscars last night, making it the most watched entertainment (i.e. non-sports) program in three years. The show was up 3% in total viewers from last year and 11% in the demos.
Monday morning's Oscar review edition of Live! with Kelly and Michael tied the episode where Michael Strahan debuted as co-host as the highest rated of the season…Castle was the most watched show of the night with 10.7 million viewers and tied last week's season high in the demos...2 Broke Girls tied a series demo low but also won 9pm in that measure...HIMYM won the night in demos...The Carrie Diaries & 90210 were both up a smidge in the demos...The Biggest Loser & Deception matched last week...The Following was down a bit in the demos (surprising considering last week's cliffhanger ending)...
TUESDAY Golden Boy didn't do gangbusters business but it did win 10pm in totals and demos so it did break the streak of recent mid-season bombs...Celebrity Wife Swap hit a series high in the demos with its season premiere...NCIS was the most watched show of the night with 20.5 million and won the night in demos as well...NCIS: LA topped everything at 9pm in totals and demos...Fox had a solid night, with Raising Hope and The Mindy Project matching last week while New Girl was up in the demos (to put the 9pm numbers in perspective, Girl doubled Go On's demos while Mindy beat The New Normal by more than 50%)...The Taste dropped to a new low in its new 9pm timeslot…The 1.3 million who watched the premiere of Robot Combat League made it the most watched reality debut in the NBC Universal cable network in more than two years…
The season premiere of Duck Dynasty was watched by an astounding 8.6 million viewers, setting a new all-time high for an A&E broadcast as well as new all-time highs in the demos. The season three opener was up 132% in total viewers and 127% in the demos from the season two premiere…American Idol dropped to its lowest performance in the demos in 9+ years, finishing second to Modern Family for the first time ever…CSI dropped to a series demo low which allowed Chicago Fire to win 10pm in demos for the first time (when facing all new competition)…Arrow was up in the demos while Supernatural was up in total viewers…Suburgatory was the only part of ABC's lineup to enjoy a demo increase…Nashville dropped to a series low…Criminal Minds was the most watched scripted show of the night…
All The Young Dudes, Carry The News
Industry News, Notes, and Hot Rumors…FX picked up a 13 episode fifth season of Archer…Both Jimmy Smits and Donal Logue will return for the upcoming season of Sons of Anarchy…Sons of Anarchy creator Kurt Sutter is working with former Hell on Wheels showrunner John Shiban on Lucas Stand, a new series in development for FX where the title character is a former special ops soldier who uses time travel and teleportation to track and kill demons from Hell… TBS is looking to find a companion show for Conan, ordering a four week run of an untitled comedy hosted by Pete Holmes that will feature guests, sketch comedy, and taped pieces. Conan O'Brien is among the executive producers of the show, which will air at midnight following Conan at some point this fall. ..Oscar, Golden Globe, and Emmy winner Kathy Bates has signed on to the new season of American Horror Story, playing the BBF of Jessica Lange's character who turns out to be her worst enemy…Lindsay Lohan will guest on an episode of Anger Management this April, playing a fictionalized version of herself as she begins a romance with Charlie Sheen's character after she becomes his patient. This essentially is cross promotion for Scary Movie 5, which Sheen and Lohan appear in and is due for release that same month…The cast for season 16 of Dancing With the Stars was announced this morning; Wynonna Judd, Andy Dick, Jacoby Jones, D.L. Hughley, Lisa Vanderpump, Victor Ortiz, Zendaya Coleman, Aly Raisman, Dorothy Hamill, Kellie Pickler, and Ingo Rademacher will all be putting on their boogie shoes when the show returns on March 18th…Jane Lynch will host the NBC game show Hollywood Game Night. Executive produced by Sean Hayes, the show finds contestants competing in party games while surrounded by big name celebrities hanging out in a dinner party atmosphere. The eight episode first season of the show will likely premiere this summer…ABC is considering giving the Mad Hatter character from Once Upon a Time his own spinoff show. Because Sebastian Stan isn't available for the multi-year commitment this sort of project could become, the part is being recast. The current plan is for the Mad Hatter to return to OUAT (with a new actor playing the part) for several episodes later in the season and then the network will decide if they want to launch a new show based around him. Stan is busy starring in Picnic on Broadway…Hill Harper has signed to become a regular on this summer's 4th season of Covert Affairs. Harper, who has been with CSI: NY since the beginning, had a contract that was up this year so he is free to go but he wouldn't have taken a new gig unless he was certain of the show's fate…Lee Pace (Pushing Daisies) is looking to return to TV with a new AMC pilot; Halt & Catch Fire is executive produced by Breaking Bad's Mark Johnson and is set in 1980's Silicone Prairie (TX) as two partners (one played by Pace) try to take on the computer giants with their new company…The CW has their season finale plans in place already; The Carrie Diaries (4/8), Hart of Dixie (5/8), 90210 (5/13), Cult (5/14), Arrow & Supernatural (5/15), The Vampire Diaries & Beauty and the Beast (5/16), Nikita (5/17)… Food Network has announced the pairing for their upcoming season of Chopped All-Stars; Food Network vs. Cooking Network (Nadia G, Jeff Mauro, Sunny Anderson, Gabriele Corcos); Mega Chefs (Chuck Hughes, Elisabeth Faulkner, Richard Blais, Gavin Keyson); Chopped Judges (Marc Murphy, Amanda Freitag, Alex Guarnaschelli, Scott Conant); Celebrities (Joey Fatone, Johnny Weir, Judy Gold, Lalia Ali)...The new season premieres Sunday April 14th, with the winner from each week competing against each other in the finale on May 5th…Breaking Amish (TLC) and King of the Nerds (TBS) were renewed for second seasons…WE has picked up a 10 episode third season of Mary Mary…USA has ordered a 10 episode first season of Summer Camp, a reality show where a diverse group of 16 adults all go camping together, participating in the silly, crazy camp competitions that folks remember from their youth, culminating in a big Campathalon at the end of the summer…Ron Livingston will be a regular on the new season of Boardwalk Empire, while Brian Geraghty (The Hurt Locker) will have a major recurring role…Melora Hardin (The Office) has landed the female lead in the TBS comedy Do It Yourself…Starz is developing Blackpool, a drama set in the world of international competitive ballroom dancing, executive produced by DWTS' Derek and Julianne Hough…Alicia Silverstone is the lead in the Lifetime pilot HR…Rachel Griffiths (Brothers & Sisters, Six Feet Under) will star in the NBC summer dramedy Camp…
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… Necessary Roughness has been a solidly entertaining series over its first two seasons, with Callie Thorne and a strong supporting cast carrying the show through some less-than-stellar "patients of the week", but the last two episodes of the season were as good as anything the show has ever done and rank with the best that 2013 has had to offer so far as they tackled the hot button topic of a pro athlete coming out of the closet.
Just about every part of the story was well handled, from the reactions of team members to the crisis management team that was brought in, to the reasons why someone would and would not want to come out in today's world. Perhaps the only thing not handled well is that the actor who played the quarterback appeared to be about 5'10, which is pretty short for the NFL.
I also want to give a special shout out to Mehcad Brooks, whose work as TK qualifies him as one of TV's most underrated performers. He has made the wide receiver's transition from spoiled star athlete to (somewhat) grounded recovering addict not only believable but also empathetic. My guess is that when Roughness' run is done, Brooks is going to be in very high demand.
I've been a fan of Thorne's since I saw her in the adorably charming indie movie Ed's Next Move and thought her performance on Rescue Me was incredible, so I am thrilled she has found such a high quality role to continue her run of TV success with.
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…After becoming a big fan of the tough love that Robert Irvine gives on Restaurant Impossible, really diving in to find the root of the issues and helping make things better on all fronts, the raving lunatics of Kitchen Nightmares (Gordon Ramsay included) have little-to-no appeal to me…This week's HIMYM was worth watching if only for the Weekend at Barney's parts but overall it did a good job of continuing to set the stage for the season finale, Barney and Robin's wedding where Ted meets the Mother…If I were to judge comedies solely on a laughs-generated-per-minute scale than Bunheads would be at the top of my Funniest Shows on TV list. Sutton Foster is sure to get a Norty nomination this summer for her ability to so wonderfully wrap her mouth around Amy Sherman-Palladino's exquisitely tricky dialogue. If there's any justice in the world then ABC Family will move quickly to pick up a second season…Having watched Drew Carey and Martin Mull tell their "first time on The Tonight Show" stories on Showtime's wonderful Inside Comedy this week and combining that with similar great moments from the Johnny Carson episode of American Masters last year, I am of the strong belief that Johnny's estate should ok a series where famous comedians/musicians talk about their first appearance on The Tonight Show followed by the airing of that full performance. With three performers in a half hour you could get a LOT of episodes out of the old tapes. I would immediately give that show a season pass!!!. They could call it You Never Forget Your First Time: Stories from The Tonight Show... The first of Tuesday's two Raising Hope was a major treat for My Name is Earl fans, with the cast not only reuniting but offering up plenty of references to MNIE, including a great ending. Greg Garcia created both Earl and Hope and the latter has been sprinkled with mentions of the former over the years but nothing as full blown as this. Raising Hope's last 6 - 10 episodes have been as strong as any comedy on TV in the 2012 - 2013 season…Clearly I am not the only one who would watch a Jackie Nevada spinoff of Justified but I think a better idea would be a companion series called After Harlan, where each week we catch up with a different recurring/supporting character that has appeared on the show. Love that Brent Sexton was back this week for the first time since season one; it's that sort of writing that makes it clear this show has its roots in Elmore Leonard's work…Man, did I feel bad for Schmidt on this week's New Girl; not only to have the engagement happen in front of him but to have it happen using his lighting and musical cues, too. Max Greenfield's expressions perfectly sold the emotion of the scene, proving to any doubters that Schmidt is so much more than just an over-the-top cliché sitcom supporting character…A solid if not spectacular Modern Family this week where Ed O'Neill and Ty Burrell's talents were put to great use. Also, Elizabeth Banks is one of the funniest (and sexiest) women around…The last three minutes of the Suits finale were easily the hottest (non pay cable) TV has had to offer in 2013. I thought the show accomplished a lot in the back half of season two, giving us an idea of the emotional and business-related battles that season three will hold. My one issue, and it's in no way a knock on Gabriel Macht's performance, is that I didn't really see Harvey as being so into Dana. Maybe we weren't supposed to – we don't know where he said she should be working – but I'd like to see some story where Harvey is even somewhat slightly vulnerable, the way he was in that one episode with Zoe…
TV Pick Of The Week
I haven't seen the Red Widow pilot (despite ABC calling it "the two hour premiere" it's really just the pilot followed by episode two) and based on this season's track record for mid-season premieres I am doubtful of its chances for success but I also have to say they have a GREAT trailer that has me eager to give the drama a shot…
Don't miss the series premiere of Red Widow, Sunday at 9 pm on ABC…
Hope You Need My Love, Babe, Just Like I Need You
Here as some other noteworthy viewing options from the next seven days…
*If train wrecks are your thing than you should be happy to know that All-Star Celebrity Apprentice premieres Sunday at 9pm on NBC…
*Sunday is kind of a HUGE night for History Channel, with the first two hours of their 10 hour mini-series The Bible…
…Followed by part one of their 10 part series Vikings…
*The latest season of White Collar comes to a close Tuesday at 10pm on USA.
*James Brolin, the go-to guy to play a favorite character's Dad this season, plays Jeff's Father on Community (Thursday, 8pm), which thanks to NBC's bizarre scheduling quirks, is airing its Thanksgiving episode.
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, 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, 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, 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, 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 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.