Two Tivos To Paradise 07.19.13: Family Guy, The Simpsons, Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones, Emmys, More
Posted by Al Norton on 07.19.2013
News and thoughts on a huge Family Guy - Simpsons event, plus news and thoughts on the big nominations and snubs from the Emmy nominations, the death of Glee's Cory Monteith and more!
Hello friends. I know most of you are sick of such conversations but wow, it's been hot. Today will be day 5 of what is expected to be a six day heat wave, with health threatening levels of humidity to boot. Doesn't mean we haven't enjoyed some quality outdoor activities, though; Outside the Box is a brand new music and arts festival here in Boston that has thrilled my twins, first with a Choo-Choo Soul show on Sunday and then an Imagination Movers concert on Wednesday. There has been plenty of music for adults, too, and best of all, it's 100% free!
We sent out a press release last week about our upcoming 350th column, inviting famous folks to take part by answering our three TV-related questions. So far we've received RSVP's from folks on Glee, The Exes, Survivor, The Fosters, So You Think You Can Dance, Impractical Jokers, Hardcore Pawn, Drop Dead Divas, Suits, and more, joining Katee Sackhoff, Matt Iseman, and of course our King (Joel McHale) and Queen (Alison Sweeney). And that's just in the first two weeks!!!
HBO's Boardwalk Empire is a brilliantly casted series and this trailer for the new season showcases the latest examples…
American Masters always gets it right so I am very much looking forward to their profile of Billie Jean King next month. You youngsters out there may not realize the incredible and lasting impact she has had on not just sports and pop culture but gender politics as a whole…
I threw your news into a bag and pushed it down the stairs.
All The Gold In California Is In A Bank In The Middle Of Beverly Hills In Somebody Else's Name
Nominations for the 65th Annual Prime Time Emmy Awards were announced yesterday. Here's quick rundown of the major categories…
BEST GUEST ACTOR, COMEDY
Bobby Cannavale (Nurse Jackie), Louis C.K. (Saturday Night Live), Will Forte (30 Rock), Nathan Lane (Modern Family), Bob Newhart (The Big Bang Theory), Justin Timberlake (Saturday Night Live),
Quick Analysis: A solid list of nominees to be sure, although to be David Lynch should easily be in there over Forte.
BEST GUEST ACTRESS, COMEDY
Dot Marie Jones (Glee), Melissa Leo (Louie), Melissa McCarthy (Saturday Night Live), Molly Shannon (Enlightened), Elaine Strich (30 Rock), Kristen Wiig (Saturday Night Live)
Quick Analysis: Hosting SNL seems to be a strong way to get a nomination in the two above categories, with five of the ten names coming via that route. I'd have put Parker Posey in over Leo if I were giving Louie one of these slots.
BEST GUEST ACTOR, DRAMA
Dan Bucatinsky (Scandal), Michael J Fox (The Good Wife), Rupert Friend (Homeland), Harry Hamlin (Mad Men), Nathan Lane (The Good Wife), Robert Morse (Mad Men),
Quick Analysis: Jim Beaver and Jimmy Smits not being nominated are two of the biggest omissions of the year and both (along with Ray Romano and Walton Goggins) deserve to be way more than Hamlin and Morse. Lane is a double Guest Actor nominee, which is pretty impressive.
BEST GUEST ACTRESS, DRAMA
Linda Cardellini (Mad Men), Joan Cusack (Shameless), Jane Fonda (The Newsroom), Margo Martindale (The Americans), Carrie Preston (The Good Wife), Diana Rigg (Game of Thrones),
Quick Analysis: Great to see Preston finally get recognized for her work on Wife. Also it goes without saying that TTTP fave Martindale is the favorite.
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR, COMEDY
Ty Burrell (Modern Family), Adam Driver (Girls, Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Modern Family), Bill Hader (Saturday Night Live), Tony Hale (Veep), Ed O'Neill (Modern Family,
Quick Analysis: Wondering how Max Greenfield didn't get in this year, especially since his work was even stronger in season two than in one. This is a very strong group.
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS, COMEDY
Mayim Bialik (The Big Bang Theory), Julie Bowen (Modern Family, Anna Chlumsky (Veep), Jane Krakowski (30 Rock), Jane Lynch (Glee), Sofia Vergara (Modern Family), Merritt Weaver (Nurse Jackie
Quick Analysis: Hooray for Chlumsky!! I remember after her guest spot on White Collar that there simply had to be a place on TV for someone this talented and now here she is, Emmy nominated! I've also become a huge Weaver fan so this nom makes me happy as well. On the other hand, Krakowski is just a lazy nomination with folks like Eden Sher, all the women from Happy Endings, and Carly Chaikin doing such fantastic work.
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR, DRAMA
Jonathon Banks (Breaking Bad, Bobby Cannavale (Boardwalk Empire), Jim Carter (Downton Abbey), Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones), Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad), Mandy Patinkin (Homeland)
Quick Analysis: Love that Banks and Patinkin got recognized. Cannavale has joined Betty White, Nathan Lane, and Michael J Fox in that "show up on TV and get nominated" category, which is not to say he's not an incredibly talent. Rick Hoffman and Walton Goggins are the two glaring omissions.
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS, DRAMA
Morena Baccarin (Homeland), Christine Baranski (The Good Wife), Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones), Anna Gunn (Breaking Bad, Christina Hendricks (Mad Men), Maggie Smith (Downton Abbey),
Quick Analysis: How did Monica Potter not get nominated for Parenthood?!?!??! At this point Hendricks and Smith get nominated for showing up. Also clearly deserving was Justified's Joelle Carter and Rectify's Abigail Spencer.
BEST LEAD ACTOR, COMEDY
Alec Baldwin (30 Rock), Jason Bateman (Arrested Development), Don Cheadle (House of Lies), Louis C.K. (Louie), Matt Leblanc (Episodes, Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory)
Quick Analysis: No James Roday makes me sad. Maybe next year when it's physically impossible for the Academy to nominate Baldwin for 30 Rock again.
BEST LEAD ACTRESS, COMEDY
Laura Dern (Enlightened), Lena Dunham (Girls), Edie Falco (Nurse Jackie), Tina Fey (30 Rock), Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Veep), Amy Poehler (Parks and Recreation)
Quick Analysis: Happy for Dern but scratching my head about Zooey Deschanel not being in this group. And of course Sutton Foster's non-nomination isn't my favorite thing in the world.
BEST LEAD ACTOR, DRAMA
Hugh Bonneville (Downton Abbey), Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad), Jeff Daniels (The Newsroom), Jon Hamm (Mad Men, Damian Lewis (Homeland, Kevin Spacey (House of Cards
Quick Analysis: Who does Raylan Givens have to shoot for Timothy Olyphant to get nominated? Does the Academy even know that the USA network exists? Gabriel Macht doesn't think so. And for a show that gets such amazing ratings, The Walking Dead (and specifically in this case Andrew Lincoln) gets blatantly ignored.
BEST LEAD ACTRESS, DRAMA
Connie Britton (Nashville), Claire Danes (Homeland), Michelle Dockery (Downton Abbey), Vera Farmiga (Bates Motel), Elisabeth Moss (Mad Men, Robin Wright (House of Cards),
Quick Analysis: Tough to argue with the quality of the work with this group but I'd swap Katey Sagal and Tatiana Maslany for Britton and Dockery.
BEST REALITY SERIES, COMPETITION The Amazing Race, Dancing with the Stars, Project Runway, So You Think You Can Dance, The Voice, Top Chef
Quick Analysis: Dead Emmys, there's a little show called Chopped. It's quite good. You should watch. Love, TTTP.
BEST REALITY SERIES Antiques Roadshow, Deadliest Catch, Diners Drive-In's & Dives, MythBusters, Shark Tank
Quick Analysis: Burger Land is such a vastly superior show to D/DI, & D that it's not even funny, and Inside Comedy is incredible and deserves to be here over the good but still the same MythBusters.
BEST REALITY HOST
Tom Bergeron (DWTS), Anthony Bourdain (The Taste), Cat Deely (SYTYCD), Tim Gunn & Heidi Klum (Project Runway), Ryan Seacrest (American Idol), Betty White (Betty White's Off Their Rockers
Quick Analysis: Seacrest has to win one of these years, right?
BEST VARIETY, MUSIC, OR COMEDY SERIES The Colbert Report, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Real Time with Bill Maher, Saturday Night Live,
Quick Analysis: Apparently Emmy voters don't watch The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson.
BEST ANIMATED SERIES Bob's Burgers, Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness, Regular Show: The Christmas Special, The Simpsons, South Park,
Quick Analysis: This is the second year in a row I write, "No Archer?!?!?!?"
BEST SERIES, COMEDY 30 Rock, The Big Bang Theory, Girls, Louie, Modern Family, Veep
Quick Analysis: Parks and Recreation and New Girl in for 30 Rock, Veep, or Big Bang and I would be happy.
BEST SERIES, DRAMA Breaking Bad, Downton Abbey, Game of Thrones, Homeland, House of Cards, Mad Men
Quick Analysis: Another year of no FX love – Sons of Anarchy and Justified continue to be shunned. No Suits love, either, but that was to be expected.
And those are the nominations in the major categories.
Winners will be announced on Sunday, September 22nd on CBS in a ceremony hosted by Neil Patrick Harris. Use the comments section below to share your thoughts on the nominations.
Just A Small Town Girl, Livin' In A Lonely World, She Took The Midnight Train Going Anywhere Glee star Cory Monteith was found dead in a Vancouver, British Columbia hotel room Saturday afternoon, an autopsy finding he died from an accidental overdose of heroine and alcohol. The 31 year old actor had left the show last season to seek treatment for substance addiction, which was not his first time in rehab. Monteith had been dating co-star Lea Michelle for several years.
The news of Monteith's passing has hit me pretty hard; the loss of a talented young performer is of course very sad and on a much more personal level, Glee has made a very strong emotional imprint on me during its run, both because it reminds me of how awkward and outcast I felt during much of my youth and because it's a show I now enjoy watching with my kids, teaching them to celebrate music and being true to yourself. Monteith's work on the show brought me and my family much happiness and for that I am forever thankful. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and loved ones.
The above was likely my favorite of his many high quality performances of the show, performances I shared with my kids each week; they are too young for the storylines so I fast forward through them, explaining the basics of who is with who. Waking up to the news of Monteith's death on Sunday morning was the first time I'd wondered, "what do I tell my kids" in reference to something like this. They'll wonder where Finn is, why he's not onscreen anymore and what happened to him. The show will likely kill off the character – regardless of how they choose to do so, it's really their only option – and the episode that deals with it will be one my kids don't see as at 4 they are simply too young, but it makes me realize all the different types of conversations I will be having with them in the years to come.
The comments on 411mania in the news item about Monteith's death were slightly horrifying in their cynicism. You don't have to care, that's totally fine, but a guy who had a lot of talent, who entertained literally millions of people, died because he couldn't control his demons, and that's just plain sad, both for the loss of him personally and also because we all know folks who deal with such demons and if a guy like Monteith, who had the world to live for, can't win the battle, what does that say about the odds for the average Jane and Joe. Everyone is different and people's strengths aren't measured by their earning potential, I know, but it's still scary if you know someone who is an addict, as most people do. Again, if you don't care then don't, that's fine, but why would you possible consider it a good use of your time to question those who do care?
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…
Despite a strong social media presence that at its peak was producing roughly 5000 tweets a minute, Sharknado's 1.4 million total viewers was about average for recent Syfy original movies, although the median age of viewers (46.8 years old) was the lowest since 2011's Zombie Apocalypse... Hollywood Game Night had a strong premiere, winning 10pm in the demos and giving NBC its best numbers in the timeslot since April...Big Brother was up 18% from last Thursday to tie Hell's Kitchen for the night's demo crown...Rookie Blue was down 17% in the demos...Motive dropped to season/series lows in total viewers and demos...
SUNDAY Celebrity Wife Swap's numbers weren't great but they were up 24% in total viewers and 33% in the demos from last week's series lows…Crossing Lines dropped to a new demo low…Big Brother was down from last Sunday but still easily won the night in totals and demos…Whodunnit? was up a bit in totals and demos…The second and third highest demo performers of the night were reruns of Family Guy and American Dad, respectively…
MONDAY Under the Dome once again easily won the night in totals and demos...Mistresses dropped to a new season/series demo low...Siberia was down 10% in the demos, as was lead-in Get Out Alive...To put into perspective, Dome had better total viewer and demo numbers than Siberia and Mistresses COMBINED...The Bachelorette was down in total viewers...American Ninja Warrior was down 10% in the demos...
Fox's coverage of the MLB All-Star Game won the night in totals and demos, matching last year...Whose Line is it Anyway? had a VERY strong premiere for The CW, the network's most watched unscripted premiere since 2007 and its second best demo numbers for any series premiere since 2011 (trailing only Arrow). It was also the best The CW has done with total viewers in that time slot since November of 2009 ...Extreme Makeover held steady, a good showing considering the All-Star Game and Whose Line competition it didn't have last week...AGT was down only 4% and was number two on the night in totals and demos...
WEDNESDAY AGT won the night in totals and demos, even with last week's numbers…The ESPYS were up 19% from last year…MasterChef was down 5% but still tied Big Brother (up 5%) for second place on the night in the demos…Camp was down 7% in week two…
All The Young Dudes, Carry The News
Industry News, Notes, and Hot Rumors…News broke on Thursday afternoon that an episode of Family Guy that will air in September of 2014 involves the Griffins going to Springfield and meeting The Simpsons, with Peter and Homer drinking together at Moe's, Marge and Lois becoming friends, Bart and Stewie hanging out, and Lisa and Meg spending time together. September of 2014 may seem a long ways off but animated series need a lot more lead time for production…Following the show's upcoming 10th season on Fox this fall, American Dad will move to TBS for a fifteen episode 11th season that will premiere in late 2014. Part of the deal has Adult Swim running those new episodes shortly after they air on TBS; both network currently share American Dad reruns…Not only will Oprah get an exclusive sit down interview with Lindsay Lohan in August but OWN has signed the troubled actress for an 8 episode reality show that will follow her as she tries to get her life and career on the right track. The show is likely to premiere in the first quarter of 2014…Mark Gatiss, who co-created the BBC series Sherlock as well as plays the lead character's brother Mycroft on the show, has joined the cast of Game of Thrones for the HBO series upcoming 4th season. Gatiss has also written and appeared in multiple episodes of Doctor Who, which added all together qualifies this item for fanboy-gasm inducing status…BET will start airing season one and two reruns of ABC's Scandal this summer, with the season three episodes airing this fall after they have run on ABC (no word yet on how long the delay will be but it will likely be weeks, not months). Scandal had strong ratings last season, getting stronger and regularly topping Elementary in the demos as the season progressed, and even stronger buzz, so this deal works for both networks as it will bring new eyes to BET and will also allow new viewers to fully catch up before season three premieres on ABC this fall…Barbara Walters confirmed on Monday's episode of The View what had been rumored for several weeks, that Jenny McCarthy would be joining the show as a co-host this fall…Natalie Zea has signed to return to The Following for season two, although the length of her stay hasn't been confirmed (likely because saying she is on for the full season would mean revealing the outcome of the finale's cliffhanger)... Keith Olbermann has signed a deal to host a late night talk show on ESPN2 starting later this year, with the show broadcasting from ABC's studios in New York. The announcement is expected later today and it's thought the show will be topical, as in a sports version of Nightline…Parks and Recreation will have Kristen Bell guest this October while Ben Schwartz reprises his role as Jean-Ralphio this fall as well…Travel has picked up new seasons of Bizarre Foods America (5th), The Dead Files (5th), Toy Hunter (3rd), and Trip Flip (3rd) while ordering six more episodes for the current season of Airport 24/7: Miami. They also announced Sturgis: 24/7 (following the famed annual biker rally) and Celebrity Layover (famous folks giving tours of cities/towns near to their hearts) are in development…Save Me may have been cancelled but Anne Heche wasn't unemployed for long; NBC has just signed her to be a regular on this fall's Michael J Fox Show, playing a new anchor at the station where Fox's character returns to work…Raul Esparza, who recurred as ADA Barba on Law & Order: SVU last season, will be a full time regular on the show this fall…Justin Hartley, best known for playing Oliver Queen on Smallville (and less so for his work on last year's short lived Emily Owens MD), has signed to play Victoria's long lost son Patrick on Revenge this fall…TTTP fave and 2013 Norty Award nominee Giancarlo Esposito will return to Once Upon a Time this fall for (at least) one episode...Sonya Walger (Lost, Flash Forward) has signed for multiple episodes of Parenthood... ABC has picked up a 5th season of Rookie Blue…Bill Cosby is taping his first concert special in 30 years (that's right - Bill Cosby Himself was in 1983!!!); Far From Finished will air on Comedy Central on November 24th, directed by Robert Townsend, with the material coming from the legendary comedian's recent performance at the Cerritos Performing Arts Center in California…HBO has given a first season order to the comedy Togetherness from Jay and Mark Duplass, who will write, executive produce, and direct the project together. The show is about two couples sharing an apartment while trying to achieve personal and professional success. This is the first TV project for the Duplass brothers, who made the indie films Jeff, Who Lives at Home and Cyrus. They are best known on TV as the two brothers who run the practice upstairs on The Mindy Project. Mark stars on FX's The League and will also be in the cast of Togetherness along with Amanda Peet, Steve Zissis, and Melanie Lynskey…James Franco will guest on the first two episodes of The Mindy Project's upcoming sophomore season, playing the Dr at the practice while Mindy is in Haiti. His character has a great back story - he was a fashion model until he fell off the stage and was saved by a pregnant woman, deciding after to go to med school so he could dedicate his life to the care of pregnant women everywhere…Tom Arnold will guest on Psych…Jim Beaver will (somehow) reprise his role of Bobby for the new season of Supernatural, although it's not clear how long his stay will be... Fox has ordered a pilot for Step Up, an Andy Richter hosted game show where contestants earn "life changing" amounts of money as they climb a pyramid, each round having to decide whether they should take the cash and go home or try to step up to the next level…Golf Channel is teaming up with the NFL for the upcoming season of Big Break, the reality competition show's 20th; Big Break NFL premieres on October 2nd and finds former NFL players Jerry Rice, Chris Doleman, Tim Brown, Mark Rypien, Marc Bulger, and Al Del Greco teaming up with one male and one female golfer each to form three person teams that will take part in a season long tournament; the two golfers on the winning team will get cash, prizes, and 2014 PGA/LPGA exemptions while the NFL alum from the winning team gets $50K for the charity of their choice. Michele Tafoya will co-host the season along with regular BB host Tom Abbott…
Turns Out Not Where But Who You're With That Really Matters
AKA The Best Thing I've Watched In The Last Seven Days…
Of all the shows that didn't get Norty Award nominations last week, Longmire was the most painful; it's easily among my favorite shows right now and just missed the cut in several categories so it not being recognized is a reflection of the strong state of dramatic television today as opposed to me not continuing to love the show.
Yes it's an adaptation of a book so this comparison is perhaps obvious but the show is very much like reading a book, with each chapter exploring the characters motivations while moving the overall story along at a steady pace and on occasion giving us an unforced plot twist that catches the viewer off guard.
This week's scene with Charles S Dutton and Lou Diamond Phillips at the bar was fantastic, as was the closing scene, and both were great examples of the excellent writing as well as top level acting.
To call Longmire a procedural might be technically accurate in that they do solve a case each week but it's so much more than that, a quality exploration of character that ranks among the best on TV (just not the top six).
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…
If you haven't checked out Orange is the New Black on Netflix than you're missing one of, no, make that THE best new show of the summer, a fantastic mix of comedy and drama with a great cast... Food Network Star has certainly gotten better as the number of contestants has dwindled and we get more time with each one, but I continue to wonder where the hell Bob and Susie are...It's not even so much that I think they make the show MUCH better, it's that they were a huge part of the show for EIGHT seasons and this year they're barely an afterthought and usually that kind of a change would at least be addressed... Watched the American Girl movie on NBC on Saturday night with my kids and I am unsure if they could have found a way to advertise their new comedy Sean Saves the World more during the broadcast. You'd have thought it was the only new show coming on this fall and that research had told the network that Sean Hayes was HUGE with the American Girl set. Truly bizarre, and with the impressive volume of ads the still didn't even tell you anything about the show (other than title and star, that is). Actually, I've seen the pilot and that might actually be a good thing... While I hope they vary the games up week to week, I very much enjoyed the premiere of Hollywood Game Night, laughing out loud at multiple occasions and wondering how the Bell/Kim/Perry team could be SO bad at Password. I've already season passed it!..My pop culture comedy needs are as well met know as they ever have been, with Deon Cole's Black Box on Mondays, The Jeselnik Offensive on Tuesdays, and The Soup on Wednesdays. Three of the most entertaining half hours of comedy on TV!!!...I enjoyed the pilot and now that we're three episodes in I am fully sold on Ray Donovan; can we save time and just give Jon Voight the Emmy/Norty/Golden Globe now?!?! Also love that Austin Nichols is getting to play so very far away from his One Tree Hill role…I know some people are annoyed by Jeff Lewis but I continue to love him in that I think he's 100% himself, exactly the same way on camera as he is off, which a major rarity in reality television. He's also quite good at his job, which is why people put up with him, and I am fascinated by the personality clashes that take place on Interior Therapy…On the other end of the spectrum is Bravo's new Property Envy, which is essentially people sitting around talking about video tours of fancy houses; even Jeff Lewis is not entertaining enough to make this show worthwhile…
TV Pick Of The Week
If there's anyone living in your house between the ages of 5 and 13 then you don't need me to tell you that the Disney original movie Teen Beach Movie premieres tonight at 8pm, which combines healthy doses of Frankie & Annette with a dash of Pleasantville (or at least Mom and Dad Save the World)…
Don't miss the world premiere of Teen Beach Movie, tonight at 8pm on Disney.
Hope You Need My Love, Babe, Just Like I Need You
Here as some other noteworthy viewing options from the next seven days…
*What hath John Book wrought; Breaking Amish: LA premieres Sunday at 10pm on TLC…
*The CW's Breaking Pointe is back for a second season this Monday at 8pm.
*Supermarket Superstar (Monday, 10pm, Lifetime) is a new reality competition show from Lifetime that mixes Food Network Star and Shark Tank…
*Lisa Kudrow's Web Therapy beings its third season this Wednesday at 10pm on Showtime…
*The Vineyard is ABC Family's latest attempt to get into the reality genre
Two Tivos To Paradise
*Childrens Hospital is far and away the funniest show you're not watching so why don't you change that by tuning into the season premiere this Thursday at midnight on Adult Swim. You won't be sorry.
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, Boardwalk Empire, Being Human, Betty White's Off Their Rockers, Bones, Breaking Bad, Bunheads, Burn Notice, Burger Land, Cake Boss, Cake Boss: Next Great Baker, Chicago Fire, Chopped, Comic Book Men, Community, Cougar Town, Counting Cars, Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, The Deadliest Catch, Destination Truth, Fact or Faked, Falling Skies, Family Guy, Feed the Beast, Flipping Out, Food Court Wars, Food Network Challenge, Food Network Star, The Fosters, Ghost Hunters, Ghost Hunters International, Ghost Lab, Glee, Graceland, Great Food Truck Race, Grey's Anatomy, Happy Endings, Haunted Collector. Haunted Highways, Haunted Treasure, Hawaii 5-0, Hollywood Game Night, Hollywood Treasure, House of Lies, How I Met Your Mother, Inside Comedy with David Steinberg, Inside Amy Schumer, 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 Runway, Psych, Rachael vs. Guy: Celebrity Cook Off, Raising Hope, Real Time With Bill Maher, Ray Donovan, Rectify, 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 Friday with all the latest 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.