Two Tivos To Paradise 03.29.13: Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead, Doctor Who, Justifed, How I Met Your Mother
Posted by Al Norton on 03.29.2013
News and thoughts on the season premieres of Game of Thrones and Hannibal, the mid-season premiere of Doctor Who, the season finale of The Walking Dead and more!
Hello friends. I know you are all on the edge of your seat wondering how my fantasy baseball auction went last Sunday so let's get right to it; I went in as woefully underprepared as I have any auction in my 23 years of being in this league, partly because of a busy work week and partly because my co-owner had a family emergency that left me flying solo, and somehow my team turned out so good (at least on paper) that I may never prepare again!
Speaking of baseball, the Red Sox opener is Monday (in New York against the Yankees!!!!) and there is something so invigorating about the start of baseball season; it's like a red bull, a shot of B-5, and a Cialis all mixed into one of those lemonades with the sugar coated rim they serve at the Cheesecake Factory.
In n very awkward segue, Happy Passover and Happy Easter to all those celebrating the holidays this week!
Here's another look at NBC's Ready For Love, which seems to going out of its way to differentiate itself from the likes of The Bachelor franchise…
Veep is back for a new season in two weeks…
Here I am waiting, I'll have to leave soon, why am I holding news?
It Started Long Ago In The Garden of Eden When Adam Said Eve, Baby, You're For Me
Season three of HBO's top rated and critically acclaimed series Game of Thrones premieres Sunday night at 10pm.
For those of you worried you might not be fully caught up in time for Sunday night, here's a recap of season two…
Regular TTTP readers know I respect the hell out of the overall quality of the show, from the acting to the writing to the directing to the special effects, but that I also gave up on the show after season one because I simply didn't find the story emotionally compelling. Sure, blast me with "you lost all credibility" type comments but what do you want me to do, lie to you? The TV heart wants what the TV heart wants and who are any of us to judge? Yes, I watched just about every episode of Private Practice's run while quitting Thrones but I'm also smart enough to know that the latter is a significantly better show than the former.
And Thrones is hardly the only noteworthy programming with a large and loyal following this weekend. Doctor Who resumes its current season on Saturday night…
And then on Sunday The Walking Dead brings its (extraordinary) current season to a close…
With those high quality viewing options you've got no excuse not to get your fanboy/girl on!
Where Is The Moment We Needed The Most? You Kick Up The Leaves And The Magic Is Lost
This has been a very rough few weeks for Today Show co-host Matt Lauer. Ratings for the show have been down for a while now and Lauer was considered to be at worst instrumental in Ann Curry's firing, at best a bystander who did nothing to stop it from happening, and the hits just keep on coming as the story broke that NBC executives reached out to Anderson Cooper about the possibility of him taking over Matt Lauer's job as co-host of The Today Show before the end of 2013. Apparently things fell apart when Lauer caught wind of the move and called Anderson personally to express his displeasure, a call that reportedly caught Cooper very off guard as he was under the impression Lauer wanted out of the gig and was on board with the move. Earlier in the week a New York Magazine piece stated that last year when Lauer's deal with NBC was coming up he and Katie Couric talked with ABC about the two of them co-hosting a daytime talk show together and Lauer playing a role in the network's news department as well. The story went on to say ABC executives felt they had a verbal agreement on a deal with Lauer before he re-signed with NBC a week later for $25 million per. Lauer was apparently frustrated with NBC over stories that Ryan Seacrest was being considered as his Today Show replacement when he and Couric pitched ABC on the idea of working together again.
As shocking as this thought was as recently as a year ago, Lauer clearly needs to go, for the good of both The Today Show and his career. The sooner he leaves, the sooner he can plot his next move (he is on the short list to be the new host of Jeopardy!, if that appeals to him) and prove to the world he was not responsible for the steep and sudden ratings decline of the former morning show juggernaut and at the same time the sooner NBC can bring some fresh faces and energy to the show that won't be associated with the botched firing of the more popular than executives realized Curry. I know some mock the idea that Lauer would stoop to hosting a game show but first of all, it's Jeopardy!, which is considered a thinking person's game show, and secondly its huge money for literally a month of work. That's right – a full year's salary for 30 days work; game shows run new episodes 30 weeks a year, and they tape five episodes a day, so that's a month! Don't forget, Meredith Viera co-hosted The Today Show while fronting Who Wants to Be a Millionaire and no one had that much of an issue with that.
I am not sure if Lauer wants to do hard news, would like to have a gig where he voices more of his personal viewpoints – Matt, that's Jeff Zucker from CNN on line one saying he'll greenlight WHATEVER show you want – or if he perhaps wants to take a break and become more of a valued commodity by his absence.
No matter when Lauer departs The Today Show, and my guess is it's sooner than later, this will be one of the more unexpected breakups in the history of network morning programming.
Hallelujah Mary Loved Her Son, Why Don't My Mother Love Me
Tabatha Coffey first came to viewers' attention when the successful hair stylist appeared as a contestant on Bravo's Shear Genius. She didn't win but did take home the Fan Favorite award (and the $10K that came with it) and the network realized they had a unique talent and the next season launched Tabatha's Salon Takeover, where Coffey went into struggling hair salons and helped them get on the path to success. After three seasons the show morphed into Tabatha Takes Over, expanding to help all different kinds of small businesses. Season five of the show premieres next Thursday at 10pm on Bravo and we caught up with Coffee via email to discuss…
TTTP: You were enjoying a fine career as a hairstylist before Shear Genius came along...Was what's happened since even in your wildest dreams?
TC: It was. I took a chance on TV because I wanted to conquer a new challenge and here I am going into season 5 of my show "Tabatha Takes Over" - It is very rewarding.
TTTP: How did the switch from focusing on hair salons to small businesses of any kind take place?
TC: A lot of my approach to turning around a business and my tenets of success are universally applicable. I had a diverse range of business owners reaching out to me saying, "Please take over my auto mechanic garage or my café or my doctor's office." So it made sense to offer help to those businesses, as well.
TTTP: How are the businesses selected and what role do you get to play in the selection?
TC: A lot of business owners reach out to me directly through social media. We look at everyone closely and evaluate them to see who needs help the most. Then I arrive and do my best to help them turn their business and lives around.
TTTP: What reality show hosts/stars do you admire/watch to get tips?
TC: I don't really watch reality TV to get tips. Honestly, I look to my professional forums for ideas and I read a diverse range of literature on beauty, business, and life.
TTTP: What can fans look forward to in the new season and why might someone who has never watched before want to tune in?
TC: We have a wide range of problems to solve this season and as always there is plenty of conflict, drama, emotional, and funny moments. I will be back at Facebook and Twitter to watch live with my fans on "Date Night" for the premiere on Thursday, April 4. Follow along with me on Twitter (@TabathaCoffey). I know my fans will tell me what they like! Hopefully new fans will join in as well.
Don't miss the season premiere of Tabatha Takes Over, next Thursday at 10pm on Bravo.
Is It Just Me Or Does Anybody See The New Improved Tomorrow Isn't What It Used To Be
Some big renewal and/or network shifting news for some popular series this week…
*FX picked up a fifth season of Justifed, set to premiere in January of 2014.
*New seasons of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, The League, and Legit were ordered at the same time it was announced that those three shows and Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell, are moving from FX to new sister channel FXX this fall. Biased will go to five nights a week with the move. The new channel will focus on the 18-34 demographic. Justified, The Americans, Sons of Anarchy, Louie, and Archer will continue to air on FX. If a third season of Brand X with Russell Brand is picked up it, too, will shift to FXX/
* CBS announced the 2013--2014 season renewals for the following shows this week; NCIS: LA, The Mentalist, Elementary, Person of Interest, Hawaii 5-0, Blue Bloods, The Good Wife, 2 Broke Girls, Mike & Molly, The Amazing Race, Survivor, 60 Minutes, and 48 Hours. They join previously renewed series NCIS, CSI, The Big Bang Theory, and How I Met Your Mother. The press release also mentioned that contract negotiations were also ongoing with Criminal Minds and Two and a Half Men (meaning the network wants the shows back but has to come to term with the production company and/or the cast). Not mentioned at all were Vegas, Golden Boy, Rules of Engagement, and CSI: NY.
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…
The four network (CBS, TNT, TBS, TruTV) coverage of the NCAA's gave March Madness it's largest opening day audience in 22 years...The Vampire Diaries was up in the demos, topping Community & a Parks and Rec rerun...Community matched week's series demo low but was up 17% in total viewers...The season premiere of Wife Swap was up 40% from the last time around and gave ABC it's best Thursday 8pm performance since October...Grey's Anatomy was up 11% in the demos (topping American Idol for the best non-basketball numbers of the night) while Scandal hit a series high in total viewers...Beauty and the Beast increased its total audience numbers by almost a full 25%...
The season finales of Last Man Standing and Malibu Country were both up 20+% in total viewers as well as enjoying double digit increases in demos as well...CBS coverage of March Madness won the night in totals and demos...Shark Tank enjoyed its second largest audience for a rerun ever...Touch was up 26% in total viewers...Fashion Star was up a tad in total viewers...At 9pm, Grimm and Cult matched last week's numbers...
SUNDAY All Star Celebrity Apprentice was down 17% to a season low...Once Upon a Time hit a new series low...For the second week in a row and the third time in five weeks Family Guy won the night in demos...Dateline hit a Sunday season high in total viewers while dropping to a Sunday season low in the demos...Red Widow was up 20% in total viewers for its biggest audience since the series premiere...Bob's Burgers matched last week while American Dad was up 21% in the demos from its last new episode...
MONDAY The Voice easily won the night in totals and demos, up 9% in the former and 12% in the latter from the previous season's launch...Revolution was down in totals and demos from its last new episode in December but still easily won the hour in the demos...DWTS was down 18% in total viewers and a whopping 28% in the demos...2 Broke Girls was down a bit but still had the best scripted demos of the night...
The Voice, which won the night in the demos, gave a huge boost to the rest of NBC's lineup, with Go On (up 200% in total viewers and demos), The New Normal (+170% in totals, +200% in demos), and Smash (+17% in totals, +46% in demos)...NCIS was the night's most watched show with 18.1 million viewers...NCIS: LA won 9pm in totals and demos...Splash was down a whopping 38% in the demos in week two...Body of Proof enjoyed the DWTS results show as a lead-in enough to win 10pm in totals and demos... The season premiere of Hardcore Pawn gave TruTV its best demo performance by an original series ever, up 36% in that measure from the season six premiere last July. The total viewership was up 25% from last July as well, and the episode ranked as the most watched season premiere in the network's history.
Five series dropped to new season/series demo lows - The Middle (season), Modern Family (season & lowest since Nov 2009), American Idol (lowest Wednesday EVER), Nashville (season/series despite having a CSI rerun as competition), and Survivor (series)...Modern Family won the night in the demos...Chicago Fire was up in totals and demos and won 10pm in latter while tying for the victory in the former...Suburgatory enjoyed a new MF lead-in to jump 27%...The season (and likely series) finale of Whitney matched last week's season low...American Idol was still the night's most watched show but at this point is really no longer a powerhouse, now just a very strong performer and trending downwards...
All The Young Dudes, Carry The News
Industry News, Notes, and Hot Rumors…Martin Scorsese is working with Miramax to develop a TV series based on his 2002 film Gangs of New York… No network is attached yet but look for the cable channels to tripping over themselves on this one. Winners of the HIGHLY prestigious 72nd Annual Peabody Awards were announced on Wednesday, with those honored include Southland (TNT), Louie (FX), Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel (HBO), The Loving Story (HBO), Game Change (HBO), Switched at Birth (ABC Family), D.L. Hughley: The Endangered List (Comedy Central), Girls (HBO), Doctor Who (BBC America), Lorne Michaels, ABC News (for their coverage of Superstorm Sandy) and 60 Minutes (TWO for 60 Minutes, actually)... TBS has picked up a 13 episode fifth season of Cougar Town that will begin airing in January of 2014…Netflix has picked up a 10 episode first season of Sense8, a sci-fi drama from The Wachowskis, their first TV series project. They are teaming with J. Michael Straczynski (Thor, Babylon 5, Jake and the Fatman) on the show, which will premiere in late 2014…The new season of The Nerdist premieres on March 30th on BBC America; guests lined up for the 10 episode run include Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen, Katee Sackhoff, Dominic Monaghan, Michael Rooker, Guillermo Del Toro, Buzz Aldrin, and Elijah Wood, with stand up sets from Paul Scheer, Rob Hubel, Natasha Leggero, and Kyle Kinane. Chris Hardwick returns as host of the festivities…ABC Family is developing Hot Property, an hour long dramedy set in the world of NY real estate that is an adaptation of a book by HGTV personalities Michele, Sabrina, and Samantha Kleier (from the show Selling New York). Melissa Carter (The Lying Game, Jane By Design) will write the pilot…Bethany Joy Lenz, best known for her role as Haley on One Tree Hill, has signed on for a recurring role on the new season of Dexter where she'll play the title character's new next door neighbor…Emmy winner Zeljko Ivanek will be a regular on season two of Cinemax's Banshee…The episode of Hot in Cleveland taping the first week in April will feature a Mary Tyler Moore reunion of sorts, with Cleveland star Betty White and recurring cast member Georgia Engel joined by Mary, Valerie Harper, and Cloris Leachman in a story that finds Eka (White) and Mamie Sue (Engel) getting their old bowling team back together. This reunion is made more poignant by Harper's recent diagnosis of terminal brain cancer. This episode will be the first time all five, who together total an astounding 68 Emmy nominations - including 23 wins - have appeared together on screen in 36 years…Tucker Carlson, a contributor at Fox News since leaving CNN's Crossfire, will begin co-hosting Fox and Friends Weekend next month…NBC is developing a Chicago Fire spinoff, likely called Chicago Police, that would be introduced via the current show's upcoming season finale. Fire's creators and executive producers, including Dick Wolf, are all on board, and while it's not clear if any of the current regulars would move to the new series, it's thought that Jon Seda, who plays a recurring role on the show as a cop, would likely be one of the leads…Tim McCarver announced this week that this season would be his last as a baseball announcer, bringing to a close a career as an analyst that spanned four decades and that followed a 21 year run as a player. McCarver has been with Fox since 1996 and has called games in 28 consecutive post-seasons. No analyst or play-by-play announcer has done more World Series on the network level than McCarver's 23…BBC One has ordered a 13 episode first season of Atlantis, a retelling of the classic undersea city tale from the same team that just finished up work on Merlin. Mark Addy (Game of Thrones, Still Standing) and Juliet Stevenson (The Hour) star. The show will premiere this fall and while no specific network is attached yet, there is no doubt we'll end up seeing this in the states, whether it's on BBC America or Syfy…ABC Family not only picked up a 5th season of Pretty Little Liars but they also ordered a first season of a new spinoff series called Ravenswood. The new show will focus on the residents on the town of Ravenswood - near Liars' Rosewood, PA setting - a town that has been cursed for generations. The series will premiere in October after the characters are introduced in Liars' annual Halloween special…ABC is developing Fix It Men, an action drama about a scientist and a special forces op who travel from a future where the apocalypse has happened to modern times, taking over the younger versions of themselves and setting out to stop the seemingly random series of events that leads to the end of days. John Glenn, who wrote Eagle Eye as well as the current NBC pilot Hatfields & McCoys, is writing and executive producing along with Mark Gordon (Criminal Minds, Grey's Anatomy, Army Wives, Reaper)… Frances Conroy (American Horror Story, Six Feet Under) has signed on for multiple episodes of the new season of Royal Pains...Syfy has picked up the second season of Continuum and will air it Fridays at 10 pm starting June 7th...Syndicated daily talk show American Now (hosted by Leeza Gibbons & Bill Rancic) has been given a 4th season...FX's The Ultimate Fighter will end its current season on April 13th with a three hour outing... the 10 episode third season of Web Therapy premieres on Showtime on July 22nd, with this run's crop of guest stars including Meg Ryan, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Billy Crystal, Chelsea Handler, Sara Gilbert, Nina Garcia, Megan Mullaly, and Matt LeBlanc…Nat Geo has signed a deal to adapt Bill O'Reilly & Martin Dugard's upcoming book Killing Jesus. The first pairing between the duo's work and the network resulted in Killing Lincoln, which set ratings records earlier this year, and pre-production is underway on Killing Kennedy, also from O'Reilly & Dugard. Killing Jesus will be available in bookstores on September 24th…Adrian Pasdar (The Lying Game, Political Animals, Heroes) has joined Jack Coleman as recurring guest stars on the upcoming season of Burn Notice…The cast of Duck Dynasty is embroiled in a major contract battle with A&E, with reports of them asking for over $200K per episode to come back for a fourth season. The show is far and away the most watched on the network - this season it's averaging an amazing 8.2 million viewers - and these types of salary issues are not uncommon when a show hits as big as DD has. Typically the contracts folks sign when participating in a new reality show are for very little money, and while increases happen when a series does well, it's also understood that the money making opportunities the exposure from being on the show brings will, for most, far outweigh the money they make for being on the show itself.
Turns Out Not Where But Who You're With That Really Matters
AKA The Best Thing I've Watched In The Last Seven Days…
I was sitting in bed with Mrs. Tivo on Monday night, watching a midly amusing but eminently forgettable episode of How I Met Your Mother when all of a sudden I got hit in the face with a stunning six minutes of television, a wonderful reminder of not just the emotional journey we've gone on with Ted but why we've gone along for the ride; even thought the writer's have seemingly forgotten this at times over the years, Ted is the heart and soul of the show and in him we see the parts of ourselves that are/have longed for the kind of connection he is looking for, the kind that everyone around seems to have while he struggles to find it. We've all felt that emptiness and knowing that Ted is but 45 days away from the beginning of the end of his provided a (shockingly) strong emotional wallop, one that I am not ashamed to say brought tears to my eyes.
The episode had other little treasures, too, including a cover of Billy Joel's For The Longest Time as well as the line, "'cause I'm Sparkles, bitch", but those last few minutes rank up there with the best the show has ever given us, in part because they've been building toward them for the last 7+ seasons.
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…Seriously, if you had told me when I was watching Yes, Dear that Mike O'Malley would go on to be one of the go to character actors on TV (Parenthood, Glee, Justified, My Name is Earl) as well as being a writer on one of the more critically acclaimed shows on TV (Shameless) I don't think there's any way I would have believed you. O'Malley is an extremely talented guy and I am looking forward to his NBC comedy Welcome to the Family in the fall (with a cast including O'Malley, Mary McCormack, Richard Chavira, and Justina Machado I am assuming it gets picked up)… Last week's Community had some strong highlights; the entire Physical Education Education class was FANTASTIC - "no one should be mocked for being mock locked in a mock locker" - and this may have been one of the shows most meta episodes ever, with Greendale making changes to try to land a big fish but in the end declaring they had the same heart they always did being an apt metaphor for the show's off-season changes…The new season of The Voice has not let me down; the reason it's my favorite reality competition show is that it never fails to leave me in a good mood, with the singers and coaches all having so much fun that unless you go in determined to dislike, there's no way you don't have a fully enjoyable viewing experience…LOVED the Magnum PI shout out at the end of Hawaii 5-0 this week…There is no doubt that this week's New Girl will be Jake Johnson's Emmy/Norty submission episode. They are doing a really remarkable and in-character build to Nick and Jess as a couple. Also noteworthy was Schmidt's freak out when Winston was pretending to be a dead body. Oh, and Nick Kroll and Bill Burr totally need a spinoff series, at the very least a run of webisodes…Revolution returned in strong form, although the very long break the show was on made it difficult to just jump back into the setting and tone of the show. I would have liked a longer intro scene - maybe a flashback - that eased us back into the post apocalypse-ish world the characters inhabit. This is the bed NBC made when they took the show off the air 3+ months and now they have to sleep in it as they pray to the TV Gods that they regain momentum in time to use the show to help launch their summer lineup…A solid Modern Family outing this week, with the takeaway once again being that Ed O'Neill is long overdue for some award season love…So very good to have new episodes of The Daily Show back; while I do enjoy John Oliver, I feel like I am going to be in a world of hurt when Jon Stewart takes the summer off to direct a movie…I've been catching up on my Late Late Show monologues and enjoying the hell out of them but it's also making me think that as much as I don't think Craig Ferguson is a good choice to replace David Letterman when he leave The Late Show (expected to happen next summer), if it did happen it would mean Ferguson would be taping them daily instead of ahead of time as he seems to do frequently currently, meaning the material would be more current and topical, in a good way. Don't get me wrong, Craig is easily the smartest and funniest late night host out there, but it's precisely because he is those things that I don't think he would play well to the masses at 11:35…
TV Pick Of The Week
The audience has not been kind to mid-season replace shows this season, with The Following being the exception, and for the most part I can't disagree with the show's they've stayed away from (meaning so far no real quality shows have been lost) but it would be a shame if fans painted with such a broad brush as to not give Hannibal a chance because doing so would mean missing out on one of the more interesting new network dramas of the 2012-2013 season, one that has a strong cast and a distinct point of view in terms of storytelling as well as style. I am hard pressed to imagine why someone who was interested enough to tune in wouldn't come back for seconds (and thirds).
Don't miss the series premiere of Hannibal, this Thursday at 10pm on NBC.
Hope You Need My Love, Babe, Just Like I Need You
Here as some other noteworthy viewing options from the next seven days…
*Happy Endings is back tonight at 8pm! Even better, there's another episode that follows at 8:30pm!
*The new BBC America original series Orphan Black premiere on Saturday at 9 pm, given the return of Doctor Who as a lead-in guarantees this show a huge chance at success…
*Kind Hearted Woman (Monday & Tuesday, 9pm) is a new two part PBS documentary that is, once again, a triumph in non-fiction television…
*Castle celebrates its 100th episode this Monday at 10pm on ABC.
*I didn't like her at all on 30 Rock but everywhere else I've seen Kristen Schaal she's made me laugh, which is why I'm looking forward to her Live at the Fillmore standup special this Monday at midnight on Comedy Central.
*I've already declared that as of right now, Justified (10pm, FX) is the best drama series on TV, so I am both very much looking forward to Tuesday's season finale as well as dreading it.
*Is it too much to ask that both Snooki & JWoww just go away after the season finale of their show this Tuesday at 10pm.
*Those of you with DirecTV will VERY much want to check out the new original series Rogue when it premieres Wednesday at 9pm…
*I haven't seen How To Live With Your Parents (For the Rest of Your Life) , premiering Wednesday at 9:30pm on ABC, and am torn in that the show got picked up last spring and yet they waited almost a year to put it on but the cast is sooooo good…
*Forever Young is a new reality show from Ashton Kutcher that premieres on TV Land Wednesday at 10pm…
*New Girl and The Mindy Project get a special Thursday airing this week, enjoying the boost that comes with having an American Idol elimination episode as your lead-in.
*Men at Work, one of 2013's most pleasant surprises, is back with a new season this Thursday at 10pm…
Two Tivos To Paradise 3 Days to Open with Bobby Flay, 24 Hour Restaurant Battle, 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, Fact or Faked, Falling Skies, Family Guy, Feed the Beast, 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 Collector. Haunted Highways, Haunted Treasure, Hawaii 5-0, Hollywood Treasure, House of Lies, How I Met Your Mother, Inside Comedy with David Steinberg, Iron Chef America, The Jeselnik Offensive, Justified, Key & Peele, 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.