Two Tivos To Paradise 08.30.13: Breaking Bad, Psych, Paul Giamatti, Baby Daddy, Longmire, and more!
Posted by Al Norton on 08.30.2013
Breaking Bad is in the home stretch of its final run, but does it deserve to be called the best TV drama ever? 411's Al Norton takes a look! Plus news and thoughts on Paul Giamatti coming to TV for F/X and more!
Hello friends. While summer doesn't officially end for another couple of weeks, this (long) weekend is traditionally looked at as the season's last hurrah, so I hope you have something fun planned. We will be continuing the twins' 5th birthday celebration with dinner at Texas Roadhouse (they each got free meal coupons in the mail) plus a full review of everything they need to start school on the 9th. There actual birthday was last Monday and they couldn't have enjoyed their trip to Storyland (a family amusement park in NH) more. Hell, it was their first time ever staying at a hotel and I think that would have been enough to make the weekend memorable.
I know many of you were expecting our big 350th column today and while, yes, this IS the 350th edition of TTTP, we had some production delays (for lack of a better term) so the big, celebrity filled celebration will take place in mid-to-late September.
James Roday is a VERY busy man – not only starring in USA's Psych but last week he was also directing the episode they were in the process of filming – so we are thrilled when he sent us his Norty Award acceptance speech via email last Friday; Ladies and gentlemen, the winner of Best Actor in a Comedy, Mr. James Roday…
Winning this thing isn't unlike getting punched hard in the face by a five year old girl. It makes you feel badass. Because you absorb the full impact of the blow and still walk away relatively unscathed. Thanks, Al. We've never broken bread and now we don't have to. Because I've arrived and I've announced my presence with authority. Alec Baldwin is SO pissed.
Here's a look at Haven's upcoming 4th season…
MasterChef Junior premieres in September…
Comin' to you on a dusty road, good lovin', I got a news load.
All I Wanted Was A Sweet Distraction For An Hour Or Two, Had No Intention To Do The Things We've Done
AMC's Breaking Bad may still have 5+ hour's worth of story to tell so this piece is a little premature but I've read a lot of social media posts with people talking about how it may end up being the Best. Show. Ever. so I thought it a subject worth considering.
First off, I have an immediate knee jerk reaction when people are quick to label anything the Best. Blank. Ever., since all it really means is that whatever they are talking about is really, REALLY good and they are caught up in the jet stream of fandom, plus being 41 (about to be 42), I take issue with anyone who doesn't acknowledge/comprehend that dramatic television existed prior to, say, the series premiere of ER or hour one of 24.
But putting my bias aside, I have truly started to come around on the idea that Breaking Bad just may be the greatest drama in TV history. It certainly is unique in that I can't think of a show that was so narrow in focus, really just telling this one person's story, with very little focus on the lives of the other characters except in how they relate back to Walt. As a comparison point, The Sopranos spent tons of (wonderful) time with people other than Tony, showing us their lives and actions that had nothing to do with the main story. Homicide: Life on the Street, another series I consider to be among the best ever, didn't focus on the character's personal lives much but there was a whole squad of detectives with new cases each week, so again, it had a much wider focus.
Intensity doesn't necessarily reflect quality but I am confident in saying that no show I've ever seen has built and maintained the tension at the level Breaking Bad has; you literally have no idea what is going to happen next, which makes sense as people do some pretty crazy things when faced with life-or-death situations. It's rare that I watch TV without having a good idea of the way the story will go, but with Bad it's pointless to even try to guess, and I mean that as the highest of praise.
The show does have some advantages being on cable, both because it can get away with subject matter and actual physical images that would not be possible on network TV and also because the smaller order of episodes per season make for tighter storytelling. If Breaking Bad were an album in the 70's it would be referred to as, "all killer, no filler."
I have written extensively about the remarkable journey of Breaking Bad, starting off as a moral quandary we could all put ourselves in – how far would we be willing to go to make sure our family was provided for after we were gone – and slowly became a cautionary tale about the depths one could plummet to when they mastered the power of rationalization. There certainly has never been a show on TV that documented a person losing their soul quite like this – plenty about people who lost their way and then found themselves again, but I can't think of a series where the lead character started off as a good person and ended up truly morally bankrupt at the end.
Another strong argument to made in favor of the show is that there have been multiple times over its run where I watched an episode having been fully informed about what happened and still been blown away. To me that's the mark of great drama, to know what's coming and still feel the tension.
I know it's a cop out for me to say I can't really answer the question I opened with – is Breaking Bad the best show in TV history? – but until we see how it ends its impossible to pronounce judgment. What I am comfortable and confident in saying that if the last five hours remain at the same quality level as these first three, it's going to be pretty damn tough to not have my answer that question with my best Daniel Bryan impression.
And now here's a video to represent an aspect of the show I didn't mention, it's humor…
I Made Mistakes, My Heart Went Out To Play, But In The Game I Lost You, What A Price To Pay
Tahj Mowry got his first series lead at age 11, starring in The WB's Smart Guy for three seasons, although audience knew him even earlier than that through his recurring role on Full House. Now 27, he stars in the hit ABC Family comedy Baby Daddy, which wraps up its second season next Wednesday. We caught up with him via email for a chat…
TTTP: Please tell me there are hours and hours of footage of you and Melissa doing mascot routines that will make the DVD release.
TM: OMG – there are so many hours. Once we start going there is no stopping us, even when the director says cut, we still keep going...
TTTP: Other than being able to show off your dance moves, what drew you to Tucker specifically and to Baby Daddy in general?
TM: Just the fact that he is such a unique and such an "out there" character. It allows me to really go there with jokes and have fun with it. I've been able to really sort of create Tucker in a way and create little "Tuckerisms" that only he would do! I also love the fact that he has a ghetto side to him that comes out randomly. There is also something amazing about playing a confident character. He is almost too confident but that's what makes it so fun! LOL. He is so sarcastic and has no filter, so I get to say the funniest lines and who doesn't want to be able to do that?!? Sometimes it's fun to pretend to be kind of a sarcastic asshole, but with that said, he is still so lovable and likable which just gives him so many layers!
TTTP: I know everyone always talks about how much fun they have on the job but am I wrong in thinking your set is a blast?
TM: This is by far the most fun set i have ever world on. Hands down! Never a dull moment on the "Baby Daddy" set.
TTTP: Were you surprised with how fast the audience took to the show?
TM: Yes, very surprised. It usually takes a while for audiences to fully understand a new show's characters, but I think our chemistry is so good on and off the set that it makes it easier to get lost in the world of these "Baby Daddy" characters. They are all so relatable and it makes the viewer want to know more.
TTTP: How amazing was it to get the news that you'd been renewed for a third season before the second season began airing?
TM: The best ever! We were all kind of bummed because season two was coming to an end and we were kind of expecting that long waiting time that's so common in this business, but God gave it to us right away! Which was awesome. The taping of the last episode of season two became a really happy day because we knew for sure we were coming back!
TTTP: You were starring in a TV show before you turned 10 years old; what do you wish someone had told you when you were getting started and what advice would you give parents of young kids in the business?
TM: My parents made me very aware of what I was doing and made sure that I was very humble and knew it was just a job and that it's never a good idea to get carried away by the fame! So thanks mom and dad for that wisdom. They are amazing! As far as advice, just make sure you give your kid opportunities to stay normal and be with kids their own age that aren't in the business. It keeps you level headed and very humble. I thank my parents every day for how they raised us in the business!
TTTP: The last few years have been pretty amazing career wise for you and your sisters; are you three the dominant siblings in the industry right now?
TM: Ha Ha! Well, thanks for saying that…but I don't know about that but I mean there are a handful of amazing siblings that are working hard as well BUT it is a blessing to have us all on the TV screen again at the same time! I do however love the sound of MOWRY DOMINATION.
TTTP: Can you preview next Wednesday's season 2 finale?
All I can say it's gonna be dramatic, hilarious, and amazing! The Baby Mama comes back and brings some drama with her! There is some closure to the love triangle! We got Tucker and Bonnie teaming up for some baby momma shenanigans and a great cliff hanger that will make you even more excited for season 3! It's gonna be a good one.
Don't miss the season finale of Baby Daddy, Wednesday at 8:30pm on ABC Family.
I Get Some Headaches When I Hit The Heights, Like In The Morning After Crazy Nights
We got updates on two rather high profile projects this week…
*The drama series set in the world of the late 70's NY music scene in development with HBO that counts Mick Jagger, Martin Scorsese, and Terrance Winter among its executive producers took a big step forward today when Brian Koppleman and David Levien were named co-showrunners. Koppleman and Levian, who wrote Rounders and Oceans 13 together, are doing a rewrite of the pilot script, with four time Emmy winner Winter (Boardwalk Empire, The Sopranos), who wrote the original pilot, assisting. The show has been in development since 2010 but because of the crazy schedules of the three big names at the top, it's been slow getting off the ground. TTTP fave Bobby Cannavale has signed on to play the lead, an A&R rep who jumps to the big time when he is hired to run a major label.
*FX has ordered a pilot for Hoke, a dark dramedy based on the novels of Charles Willeford about a possibly insane homicide detective in Miami in the mid-80's, with Emmy & Golden Globe winner Paul Giamatti in the lead role. The pilot is being written by Scott Frank, who wrote the screenplays for Out of Sight and Get Shorty, and he'll be the showrunner should Hokeget picked up. Oscar winner Curtis Hanson joins Giamatti as an executive producer.
Both of these shows will get IMMEDIATE season passes when they come to fruition. I say "when" and not "if" because the level of talent involved pretty much assures that they will get series orders.
Everyone's Watching To See What You Will Do, Everyone's Looking At You
The long holiday weekend means cable networks are giving you tons of marathon viewing options; here's a guide to just some of what's available for your eyes…
TODAY Malcolm in the Middle (IFC), 6am, 28 episodes America's Next Top Model (Oxygen), 6:30am, 10 episodes Continuum (Syfy), 8am, 12 episodes Fact or Fiction (Chiller), 9am, 8 episodes Shipping Wars (A&E), 9am, 14 episodes Good Times (TVOne), 10am, 14 episodes American Restoration (History), 1pm, 29 episodes Law & Order: SVU (USA), 2pm, 10 episodes Storage Wars New York (A&E), 4pm, 8 episodes Star Trek: The Next Generation (BBCA), 6pm, 12 episodes Hillbilly Handfishin' (Animal Planet), 7pm, 12 episodes
SATURDAY Three's Company (TVLand), 5am, 14 episodes Top Gear (History), 7am, 11 episodes The Game (BET), 8am, 20 episodes Good Times (TVOne), 9am, 14 episodes The Cosby Show (TVLand), noon, 14 episodes Who Do You Think You Are? (TLC), 2pm, 6 episodes Indiana Jones Movies (USA), 3pm, All 4 Ink Master (Spike), 4pm, 7 episodes Pawn Stars (History), 6pm, 20 episodes Lizard Lick Towing (TruTV), 8pm, 16 episodes Storage Wars Texas (A&E), 8pm, 16 episodes
SUNDAY Arrested Development (IFC), 6am, 18 episodes Monsters & Mysteries in America (Destination America), 6am, 11 episodes Sex and the City (Style), 6am, 39 episodes American Ninja Warrior (G4), 9am, 15 episodes Rosanne (WE), 10am, 12 episodes Bar Rescue (Spike), 11am, 11 episodes Law & Order: SVU (USA), 11am, 13 episodes Real Housewives of Miami (Bravo), 2pm, 8 episodes CSI: Miami (WE), 4pm, 13 episodes
MONDAY Arrested Development (IFC), 6:15am, 22 episodes BBQ Pitmasters (Destination America), 6am, 13 episodes Ghost Whisperer (Chiller), 6am, 24 episodes Law & Order: Criminal Intent (Oxygen), 6am, 12 episodes Long Island Medium (TLC), 6am, 16 episodes Millionaire Matchmaker (Style), 6am, 14 episodes NCIS (USA), 6am, 12 episodes Two and a Half Men (FX), 7am, 21 episodes The Andy Griffith Show (TVLand), 8am, 19 episodes Pawn Stars (History, 8am, 20 episodes Stargate: Atlantis (Syfy), 8am, 20 episodes Fast N Loud (Discovery), 9am, 13 episodes The Haves and The Have Nots (OWN), 9am, 17 episodes Castle (TNT), 10am, 12 episodes Rosanne (WE), 10am, 20 episodes Martin (TVOne), 11 am, 12 episodes All Worked Up (TruTV), noon, 12 episodes Cops (Spike), 4:30pm, 15 episodes
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 VMA's gave MTV some very solid rebound numbers, up more than 60% in total viewers from last year's record low and in MTV's target 12 - 34 demo the live show was up 47%. It also set a digital record for the channel, with over 15 million streams generated...
The season finales of Longmire and The Glades each hit season highs in total viewers as well as 18-49 and 25-54 demos…Under the Dome won the night in totals and demos…Mistresses enjoyed getting out from under the dome (see what I did there?!?!), up double digits in the demos in its first airing at 9pm…
TUESDAY AGT won the night in totals and demos…So You Think You Can Dance was up in totals and demos, winning 8pm in the latter…The CW continues to be thrilled with Whose Line Is It Anyway's ratings…The second most watched show of the night was an NCIS rerun with over 8 million viewers…Pretty Little Liars had a pretty major mid-season finale, both plot wise (no spoilers here) and in the ratings, which hit season highs in total viewers and the 12-34, 18-34, & 18-49 demos. It was actually the 4th most watched show among young women in ABC Family history. Equally as important on the buzz factor scale, the hour generated 1.9 million tweets from 637,000 people, including 70,000 tweets in the show's finale minute, which SocialGuide says makes it the most Tweeted episode of a TV series ever.
Hour two of MasterChef won the night in demos and was up 13% in total viewers as well…AGT rebounded from last week's demo season low to jump 5% in the demos and come in as the night's most watched show as well…Big Brother was down 9% in the demos and tied the first hour of MasterChef in the 8pm demos, although it was the most watched show of the hour…
All The Young Dudes, Carry The News
Industry News, Notes, and Hot Rumors…Syfy has now officially ordered a cast contingent pilot for a TV adaptation of 12 Monkeys, executive produced the writers of the movie. That means the pilot gets made as long as the producers and the network agree on the casting of the lead roles…The "Nightmare on State Street" episode of Psych's upcoming eight season is becoming super stocked with guest stars; recent Norty Award winner Sutton Foster and the Bella Twins have joined Bruce Campbell and Billy Zabka - yes, The Karate Kid's Billy Zabka - in a story that finds Gus visiting a dream therapist (which was chosen as a plot through fan voting). Series star and recent Norty Award winner James Roday directs the hour…Apparently Danny McBride had such a positive experience working with Lindsay Lohan when she filmed her Eastbound and Down guest spot that he wants her involved in the new comedy he is developing for HBO, said to be similar in tone to his current show but set at a high school. The story, quoting sources close to McBride, says he is eyeing Lohan for the female lead in the series and that she is excited about the project…We learned last week that Demi Lovato had signed on for a multi-episode run on the upcoming season of Glee, with her character in the NYC part of the show, and now we know that her character will be a love interest for Santana…In an interesting pairing of backgrounds/resumes, Sean Jablonski, who was Suits' showrunner for season one, has teamed up with Russ Krasnoff (Community) on an untitled drama pilot for USA about a married couple where the wife is seeing a male escort. The husband, an investment banker, finds the escort's phone and is drawn into a world much different than his own. Jablonski's resume also includes Nip/Tuck, Law & Order, and Oz…Breckin Meyer, who created TBS' Men at Work and currently stars in Franklin & Bash for the channel, is developing a new comedy for NBC; Thursdays is about a group of male friends all leading hectic lives who get together every Thursday night for diner. Meyer and Jesse Stern (NCIS) are writing the pilot script…Apparently Dr. Luke, widely reported as being set to join Keith Urban and Jennifer Lopez on the judges panel of American Idol this January, has a deal with Sony Music, which means that helping to develop artists for Universal Music Group, which serves as THE label for Idol, is a no-no... Joshua Jackson's first post-Fringe TV gig will be co-starring in the Showtime pilot The Affair; the drama stars Dominc West and Ruth Wilson as two happily married (to other people) strangers who being a passionate physical and emotional relationship. Maura Tierney plays West's wife and Jackson will play Wilson's husband. The story will be told from two distinct points of view (West's and Wilson's) and comes from writers of HBO's In Treatment…Fox's mid-season comedy Us and Them was already pretty solid - starring Jason Ritter and Alexis Bledel as a new couple in an adaptation of the British comedy Gavin and Stacey - and now the supporting cast just got a LOT funnier, with Michael Ian Black signing on as a series regular (he was a guest star in the pilot) and The Daily Show's Aasif Mandvi being cast in a recurring role….True Blood's Stephen Moyer will play Captain Von Trapp opposite Carrie Underwood's Maria in NBC's upcoming live three hour presentation of The Sound of Music, set to air on December 5th…We told you a couple of weeks back that CBS was working on an adaptation of The Wizard of Oz that would change the setting to a modern day NY hospital and now comes word from Deadline.com that NBC is developing Dark City, a dark take of the classic L. Frank Baum novel and its sequels, with a pilot written by Matthew Arnold, who created Siberia for the network. And the fourth episode of Supernatural's upcoming season will be Oz-themed as well... Ben Stiller and Helen Childress, the director/star and writer of the Reality Bites, have teamed up for a series adaptation of the 1994 movie for NBC. The show will be set in early 1990's Houston and focus on Lelaina (the character played in the movie by Winona Ryder), a recent college graduate trying to find her way both personally and professionally. Childress will write the pilot and she and Stiller will executive produce…Comedy Central has ordered an 8 episode first season of a weekly late-night standup comedy show hosted by Dave Attell. The show, which will be uncensored, will feature both established names as well as up and coming talents. Also announced was a one hour stand up special from Attell that, like this new show, will air in 2014…Lionsgate and Discovery Channel are teaming up for a remake of the classic 80's Civil War mini-series North and South. The story, an adaptation of the novel by John Jakes, follows two men who become best friends while attending West Point only to find themselves fighting on opposite sides of the Civil War. The original mini-series averaged an amazing 40 million viewers… David Morrissey has been cast as the lead in the AMC pilot Line of Sight, playing a NTSB investigator who survives a mysterious/suspicious plane crash and finds himself caught up in the investigation. Because both shows are on AMC, this new project will not impact his ability to reprise his role as The Governor on the upcoming season of The Walking Dead… John Wells (Shameless, ER, Southland, The West Wing) and Jack Orman (ER, Men of a Certain Age, JAG, Pan Am) are teaming to co-write and executive produce an series adaptation of the 1995 movie Outbreak for NBC, with the story focusing on a team of scientists, Doctors, and government agents working to prevent a lethal virus from going global… NBC's Chicago Fire mid-season spinoff Chicago PD is building its cast; Sophia Bush (One Tree Hill), Patrick Flueger (The 4400), Jesse Lee Sofer (The Mob Doctor) and now Gossip Girl alum Marina Squerciati have joined Jon Seda and Jason Beghe in the cast, the latter two having appeared on Chicago Fire last year to introduce the new series…
Turns Out Not Where But Who You're With That Really Matters
AKA The Best Thing I've Watched In The Last Seven Days…
ABC Family cancelling Bunheads after one season is one of the worst decisions in recent TV memory; the show was smart and funny and deserved a chance to find an audience. It would have made for a GREAT pairing with The Fosters – both of which are/were shows about REAL people – instead of sticking it with teen mystery series like Twisted or Pretty Little Liars or The Lying Game. While we will never get another episode of Bunheads, multiple members of the cast got together after the show was cancelled to do one last dance number, which recalls various routines from over the season and demonstrates that the actors loved the show as much as we did…
People Say I'm Crazy Doing What I'm Doing. Well, They Give Me All Kinds Of Warnings To Save Me From Ruin
What's flashed before my eyes the last seven days…Not sure how I feel about this season of Covert Affairs - on the plus side is Piper Perabo doing emotionally vulnerable as well as anyone on TV and more on screen time for Gregory Itzin, on the negative are some rather soapy plot twists - but one thing I am 100% sure of is that we better get an appearance from Oded Fehr's Eyal Levine, and soon!!!...Longmire ended its second season on a fantastic high run. Well, that's not fair since the show's two season run has been excellent across the board, one deserving of a third (and fourth and fifth) season…While I enjoy Hollywood Game Night and am a huge fan of Jane Lynch's work, I am fully sold on her as the host of the show. Maybe it's because she plays such sharp, acerbic characters that seeing her in full-on-cheery mode is kind of odd. It's the openings/introductions I don't like, because once the games start, she's much more on…Low Winter Sun might suffer a bit by comparison because it follows Breaking Bad but judged on its own merits, it's a solid drama that is taking the time for you to feel what its characters are feeling, and I am a big fan of that sort of storytelling…I like that Suits has made the jump to longer story arcs, I just think maybe two cases over the course of the half season would be better, or perhaps each week having a solid B-story, which would be a great way to showcase other folks who work at the firm. Yes, I want to see more of Louis Litt in action…I am hoping USA renews Graceland as it's a much darker show that the network usually airs and while they don't need to go full FX, I like them changing things up a bit. I love that Daniel Sunjata has a meaty character to sink his teeth into…
TV Pick Of The Week
NFL Network launches a new, 22 episode season of A Football Life this Tuesday at 9pm; LaDainian Tomlinson opens the season, with hours about NFL Films president Steve Sabol, Pat Summerall, Warren Sapp, Michael Strahan, Jerry Rice & Cris Carter, Randall Cunningham, and the 1993 Houston Oilers included in the run. This year also finds the channel launching A Football Life: Backstory, which runs on Tuesdays at 10pm immediately following each new episode and takes a more in-depth look at the players/stories profiled.
For some reason NFL Network won't let me embed a trailer so click here to watch a preview…
Don't miss the season premiere of A Football Life, Tuesday at 9pm om NFL Network.
Hope You Need My Love, Babe, Just Like I Need You
Here as some other noteworthy viewing options from the next seven days…
*TV's Funniest of The Funniest: A Paley Center for Media Special (Sunday, 9pm, NBC) isn't just a long title, it's a best-of-sitcom-clip show with some very famous folks talking about their favorite moments of TV comedy.
*Comedy Central's Roast of James Franco premieres on Labor Day at 10 pm and promises to be VERY funny…
*USA's Summer Camp brings its first (and likely only) season to a close this Monday at 11:05pm.
*The third and final season of the amazing crime procedural Luther premieres Wednesday at 10pm on BBC America…
*We're the Fugawais (Wednesday, 10pm, History) is a reality show about a real life motorcycle club…Can Walton Goggins guest on this show, too?...
*Are you ready for some football??!!? The NFL regular season kicks off Thursday night at 8:30pm on NBC with a Ravens – Broncos matchup, preceded by an hour long NFL Kickoff 2013 special featuring a live performance from Keith Urban.
*Futurama says goodbye for good – again – this Thursday at 10pm on Comedy Central.
*FXX begins airing original programming on Thursday, with the season premieres of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, The League, and Totally Biased with W Kamau Bell.
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, 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 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 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, 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 week with a look at all the latest TV headlines. Have a happy and safe Labor Day Weekend!!!
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.