Two Tivos To Paradise 10.18.13: The Walking Dead, Marvel, Glee, Breaking Bad, and more!
Posted by Al Norton on 10.18.2013
News and thoughts on The Walking Dead's record-breaking return, Marvel's big plans for television, Vince Gilligan discussing the Breaking Bad spinoff, Glee's goodbye to Corey Monteith and more!
Hello friends. What's good? This edition of TTTP will go to press before I know if the Red Sox are up 3 -2 or down 3 – 2 in the ALCS but either way, I have no complaints as the team is playing on house money right now. Win or lose – and make no mistake, I both want them to and think they can win – this season has been a tremendous success that will not be tarnished in any way by how they eventually go out. Doesn't mean I don't pull my hair out watching the games or obsess over every managerial decision, I just do so from a happy place.
Yesterday was Mrs. Tivo's birthday so I thought I'd take a minute to once again thank her for all the support she has given me with this column over the years. It is in no way an understatement to say that without her there would be no TTTP.
Folks are already buzzing up a storm about Frank Darabont's new TNT series Mob City…
Here's a look at Starz pirate series Black Sails…
And coming next summer is the new season of TNT's Falling Skies…
I just wanna news you better, news you better, news you better now…
I've Done A Lot, God Knows I've Tried, To Find The Truth, I've Even Lied
Deadline.com reported on Monday that Marvel Studios was prepping a five project package (four series and a mini-series) to shop to cable networks as well as VOD providers (Netflix, Amazon). The minimum commitment would be 60 episodes (total for all five) and so far there is no word on which characters would be featured in these series and if all would be live-action or if some would be animated and/or aimed at a younger audience.
Superheroes aren't going anywhere anytime soon, so if you are sick of them already, you'd better get ready as the hype we've seen for such projects so far will pale in comparison to what's in store with The Avengers 2 and Batman vs. Superman due on the big screen over the next few years. TV already has Marvel's Agents of SHIELD on ABC, with Fox developing Gotham (no actual superheroes but set in the Batman universe) and NBC working on a Constantine series for the fall. Network love projects with built-in audiences as it makes them feel somewhat more comfortable investing in the risk that is any new show.
I posted on our FB page asking people what characters from the Marvel Comics world they'd most like to see on TV and the top responses included The Runaways, Deadpool, and Heroes for Hire…Use the comments section below to share who'd you like to see.
I've Been Away From You For Far Too Long, Too Much Chances Makes My Heart Go Frantic Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan did a long interview with The Hollywood Reporter this week that gave us a lot more information on the upcoming BB spinoff Better Call Saul, including…
*They are looking at an August/September 2014 premiere.
*It was originally conceived as a half hour comedy.
*The tone will be 75% comedy, 25% drama (as opposed to the opposite formula which they used for Breaking Bad).
*Multiple BB alums including Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul have already expressed interested in cameos and Gilligan says he there is really no way he will say no to that sort of thing on occasion.
*The most illuminating quote about the show is Gilligan saying, "We're both one-hour drama guys so we figured, 'Why not shoot Saul in the same way?' Let's shoot it in Albuquerque, let's get as much of the crew back together as possible, and let's do it the way we did it before so that it will be of a piece with that pre-existing fictional universe that we had so much fun creating."
Gilligan also said that while he wrote and will direct the pilot for the new CBS drama Battle Creek, it's House creator David Shore who will be the showrunner and in charge of the day-to-day operations of the show.
There are plenty of one hit wonders in TV history, folks who created one truly great show and then never did anything particularly noteworthy after, so it wouldn't be a total shock if Gilligan's post Bad career didn't exactly measure up, but who the hell cares; the guy was the single most responsible person for what I am getting closer and closer to calling the best drama series in the history of television, so I would be ok if he did nothing but create family sitcom vehicles for Carrot Top from this point out because I got to experience the sublime pleasure of watching Breaking Bad.
In My Mind And In My Car, We Can't Rewind, We've Gone Too Far
Three fantastic videos this week that deserve special attention!
First up is a short animated film celebrating the 75th anniversary of Superman…
And then we had the moment all Saved by the Bell fans had been waiting for since it was announced that Elizabeth Berkley would be a contestant on Dancing with the Stars, and it did not disappoint…
Finally, the folks at Honest Trailers put together a highly entertaining look at the first three seasons of The Walking Dead…
Can't Get No Rest, Don't Know How I Work All Day, When Will I Learn, Memories Get In The Way
Troy Johnson is a very popular California-based food writer who won a Norty Award for his one season Food Network series Crave (he was also named to the 2012 TTTP TV Entertainers of the Year list for his work on the show). He's been a guest judge on Iron Chef America and Extreme Chef, and this weekend will appear in that role on Food Network's new Guy's Grocery Games (he's a judge on half of the show's 12 first season episodes). We recently caught up with him via email to discuss…
TTTP: Is there a specific skill set to being a TV judge and are you better at it now then you were your first time out?
Troy Johnson: Wow. Hard question to answer and not sound like someone who flirts with himself in the mirror. I wear pants. That seems to appeal to producers. From what I'm told—for better or worse, I talk different. I got a poetry minor, which made my father cry. It also made me think weird. I'm physically incapable of explaining something without making a metaphor. Eating very rich food becomes "like eating Morgan Freeman's voice." I like to think it helps viewers really understand how incredibly rich something is, because Morgan Freeman was born with Charles Mingus' bass where other people's voices are. As far as am I better now? I sure as hell hope so. Let's see if they call me back for Season 2.
TTTP: Who are some of your favorite TV foodie talking heads (as in, people who talk about/judge food on TV)?
Troy Johnson: Alton Brown: I can feel my brain cells doing crunches when he talks. Also, I like him because I fear him.
Anthony Bourdain: He's a writer who talks on TV. I'm a writer who talks on TV. He's a pretentious person who takes the piss out of pretentious people. Duplicity has never sounded so cool. I want to do jail time with him.
Simon Majumdar: Heart of gold, encyclopedic brain that sounds encyclopedier because of his British accent.
Adam Richman: Most "critics" appear to have died inside a long time ago. Along with real food knowledge, he has more genuine enthusiasm/brio/moxie than anyone on TV.
Guy Fieri: A really good human who treated everyone on his show like he genuinely gives a damn.
TTTP: How would you do as a contestant on Guy's Grocery Games?
Troy Johnson: Like a spring lamb walking into a restaurant called Animal. I'm a decent home cook, but for the last six years I've been paid to eat out at restaurants, not stay home and cook. I can make a damn delicious panang curry from scratch, but my ability to whip up a sherry-cream sauce in 90 seconds has been compromised.
TTTP: Crave may have only lasted one season but you know how much we here at TTTP loved it; since it's only a matter of time before you are fronting your own show again, what are the lessons learned from your experience with Crave?
Troy Johnson: 1. The bacteria that makes Limburger cheese smell like it does is the same bacteria that makes your feet smell like ***.
2. Writing and hosting a travelogue TV series takes a couple (thousand) hours.
3. Food Network is full of nice, patient people.
4. As a TV host, the editors are your gods. Make a shrine and pray to them. For any redeeming value of Crave, Left/Right Productions deserves as much if not more credit than I do.
TTTTP: You write about food for a living so you're in the know; what's the latest trend with restaurants these days?
Troy Johnson: The casualization of gourmet restaurants. Every spot is trying to look like CBGB or some designer dive bar. The idea—taking the pretension out of fine dining—was a great one six years ago. Now it's out of control. It reminds me when mall retailers started selling metal-studded belts. The movement has been coopted. You can read my essay on it here: http://www.sandiegomagazine.com/Blogs/SD-Food-News/Summer-2013/Casual-Hex/
TTTP: There are quite a few food competition shows on TV; why do you think folks will enjoy Guy's Grocery Games? What about it might surprise them?
Troy Johnson: I don't pretend to understand TV audiences. I loved Arrested Development and it got canned. In my world, Fall Guy would still be on TV, and the Breaking Bad creators would be chained in a basement and forced to crank out thousands more episodes. All I can say is this: I thoroughly, thoroughly enjoyed watching the live action. So did my fellow judges. We weren't yawning and crocheting sweaters off camera. We were genuinely caught up in the game. Guy Fieri runs a great crew—and the happiness of a crew is the key to a great show. People were genuinely happy/excited/twitterpated/stoked on all the episodes I was part of. If TV viewers don't feel the same, I'll be shocked. It'll prove once again that I understand viewers about as much as I understand women.
Don't miss the series premiere of Guy's Grocery Games, Sunday at 8pm on Food Network.
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…
Not a strong night for NBC at all; Parks and Recreation held steady but Welcome to the Family, Sean Saves the World, and The Michael J Fox Show were all down at least 25% in the demos, with Parenthood down 20% at 10pm...Scandal was down a bit from last week's series highs but still easily won 10pm in the demos...The Crazy Ones was down 16% but still more than doubled Sean Saves the World's demos...Not a strong premiere for Once Upon a Time in Wonderland, down in totals and demos from the premiere numbers of Last Resort last year and also down in the demos from Charlie's Angels and Missing, other shows that failed in the Thursdays at 8 slot for ABC...As usual, The Big Bang Theory won the night in totals and demos...With final numbers in we now know just how bad the night was for NBC; for the night the finished SEVENTH in demo average, behind CBS, NFL Network, ABC, Fox, Univision, and TBS.
As usual, Shark Tank won the night in the demos while Blue Bloods was the most watched program of the night...MasterChef Junior topped Undercover Boss for the 8pm demo win...Hawaii 5-0 was the most watched show at 9pm...
The season premiere of The Walking Dead set new ratings records; the 16.1 million viewers was not only a series high but a new all-time high for a cable TV broadcast. The hour was also a new all-time high in the demos for both the show and in cable TV history. The drama topped all scripted programming for the night - and the week - in the demos and preliminary numbers have it beating NBC's Sunday Night Football in the all-important 18-49 age group. To put in perspective, last season's premiere was watched by a then-record 10.9 million total viewers…NBC's Sunday Night Football dominated the broadcast networks in total viewers and demos, up 28% in the latter from last week...Game two of the ALCS was up 80% from the same game last year...CBS' entire primetime lineup dropped to series lows in the demos...Once Upon a Time was down but still won the night in non-sports broadcast demos...Betrayal dropped again and is significant danger of getting pulled before week four (or would be if ABC had anything else to put on in that spot)...
MONDAY The Blacklist was up in total and demos to win 10pm in both measures as well as being the night's top scripted performer in both...2 Broke Girls enjoyed its new 8:30 timeslot, up from last week's 9pm episode in the demos and up 40% from what We Are Men did in that spot last Monday...The Voice won the night in totals and demos...DWTS & Castle were both up (for the year Castle is up 10% in the demos)...Bones & Sleepy Hollow were each down a bit...Hart of Dixie and Beauty & The Beast were up a smidge in total viewers while matching last week's demos...Hostages was still a distant third at 10pm but for the first time since the premiere it didn't drop, matching last week's totals and demos...
So we're four weeks into the season and with NCIS topping SHIELD last night, each has won two weeks of the 8pm demo battle...NCIS was also the most watched show of the night with 18.4 million viewers...The Biggest Loser was down 27% from January's premiere to post a series low for a season opener...The Voice won the night in the demos...Chicago Fire was up double digits in totals and demos, once again winning 10pm in the latter...The Originals hit series highs in totals and demos...The Goldbergs was down 16% and Trophy Wife also dropped a bit...Dads was up in the demos (still finishing a distant 4th at 8pm), while Brooklyn Nine-Nine and The Mindy Project matched last week...New Girl was down in totals and demos...Person of Interest was up in totals and demos, winning 10pm (as usual) in the former...NCIS: LA was the most watched show at 9pm and second on the night only to its lead-in...
WEDNESDAY Modern Family won the night in demos while Criminal Minds was the most watched show...Toy Story Terror gave ABC it's best Wednesday at 8 demos in just about two years...Super Fun Night is fading fast, down 16% from last week and now retaining only 50% of its Modern Family lead-in...Arrow was up in total viewers and demos...Back in the Game matched last week...Nashville was up a smidge in the demos...Revolution was down for the third straight week since the season premiere and for the 4th time in 4 weeks finished 4th at 8pm in total viewers and demos...
All The Young Dudes, Carry The News
Industry News, Notes, and Hot Rumors…Tina Fey and Amy Poehler have signed a deal to return as hosts of The Golden Globe Awards for 2014 AND 2015!!! The 2014 awards air live on NBC on Sunday, January 12th…Former Daily Show executive producer/showrunner Josh Lieb has been named new executive producer/showrunner of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, and he'll also fill that role when Fallon moves up an hour to become host of The Tonight Show early next year. Lieb was with The Daily Show with Jon Stewart for five years, leaving in 2011 with seven Emmys, and also has executive producing stints on The Simpsons and NewsRadio on his resume…Oscar winner Susan Sarandon and real life daughter Eva Amurri Martino will star in the NBC comedy pilot Growing Ivy; co-written by Martino, it focuses on a highly successful type A female who, in trying to add balance to her life, has her free spirit Mom move in with her in the hopes that if she can fix their relationship, she can find more happiness in her personal life…Meg Ryan is set to star in a comedy pilot in development at NBC, playing a women in the process of getting a divorce who moves herself and her teenage kids back to NYC to work at her old job at a publishing house only to find her former intern is now her boss. Marc Lawrence, who wrote the Miss Congeniality movies (and was nominated for an Emmy as part of the Family Ties writing team back in the 80's) is scripting the pilot…Official Friend of Ben Affleck is re-teaming with Matt Damon to executive produce the new CBS comedy More Time with the Family, which stars comedian Tom Papa and is based on his home life, focusing on a successful stand-up who takes time off from the road to be a better Dad/husband only to find he isn't all that needed. Damon and Papa worked together on The Informant and Behind the Candelabra…Despite a rather charming pilot, Fox has cut mid-season comedy Us & Them's order from 13 to the 6 episodes they've already completed, essentially cancelling the show before it even premieres. The network is saying the will air the six episodes but apparently has told the cast (which includes in-demand actors like Jason Ritter and Alexis Bledel) they are free to sign on to other projects. Fox already has Surviving Jack and Enlisted set for mid-season and it's possible they are looking at recent pick up Mulaney for the spring of 2014 (instead of waiting for the fall)…CBS had so much success letting viewers choose the ending to an episode of Hawaii 5-0 last season that they are upping the stakes, letting fans help construct an entire episode this season; if you go to CBS.com you can vote on the scene of the crime, the victim, the motive, the murder weapon, the evidence, the suspects, and the takedown. Once the voting ends (at the end of October), the writers will take the results and write an episode around the top vote getters…FX's upcoming Fargo keeps getting better and better; coming in to today we knew Billy Bob Thornton, Colin Hanks, Kate Walsh, and Martin Freeman were on board and now we've learned that TTTP faves Oliver Platt and Bob Odenkirk as well as Glenn Howerton (It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, The Mindy Project) have also signed on for the 10 episode season (if the show gets renewed it will be in a similar format to American Horror Story, with a new cast and new story each time)… TTTP fave Natalie Zea (Under the Dome, The Following, Justified) will star in the Amazon comedy pilot The Outlaws, playing a recent widow who takes over the pro football team her husband owned and ran. Jeremy Garelick (The Break Up) and Jon Weinbach (30 for 30's Straight Outta L.A.) are writing, with Jay Chandrasekhar (Community, Happy Endings, Royal Pains, Psych, Chuck, Arrested Development, Super Troopers) directing. Ice Cube and Michael Strahan are executive producers…MTV has not only renewed Teen Wolf for a 4th season but they also are launching Wolf Watch, a half hour talk show that will follow each new episode, similar to what AMC did with Talking Dead and Talking Bad. The second half of the show's third season begins in January…Generation Cryo premieres on MTV on November 25th, a six part docu-series about a young woman's search for her 15 half brothers and sisters and their biological (sperm donor) Father…Elisabeth Hasselbeck is having a positive ratings impact on Fox & Friends, with the show up 16% in total viewers and 22% in the 25-54 target demo from last year's third quarter averages…IFC has picked up a 20 episode third season of Comedy Bang! Bang!, which will air in two 10 episode runs in 2014…Despite being savaged by critics and greeted by the viewing audience with mixed interest at best, Dads got an order for an additional six scripts from Fox.; it's not exactly a six episode order but it's the next best thing…Discovery Communications has ordered a first season of Five Families, a scripted drama based on the real life organized crime families of NYC (Gambino, Genovese, Lucchese, Bonanno and Colombo) and written by Nicholas Pileggi, who was nominated for an Oscar and a Golden Globe for the Goodfellas screenplay. Legendary producer Irwin Winkler (Rocky, Goodfellas, Raging Bull, The Right Stuff) is on board the project as well…Fox has given a 13 episode first season order to Hieroglyph, a drama set in ancient Egypt from Travis Beacham, who co-wrote the movies Pacific Rim, Clash of the Titans, and 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. The project was originally in play with the network in January of 2012 and even though they passed at the time, they've kept it in various stages of development since. The story follows an infamous thief who is pulled from prison and put to work for the Pharaoh, where he enters a world that involves deceit, treachery, sex, crime, politics, and even magic. Production is likely to start in early 2014, targeting a fall premiere date.
Turns Out Not Where But Who You're With That Really Matters
AKA The Best Thing I've Watched In The Last Seven Days…
"Tasteful. Respectful. Heartbreaking. Beautiful." That was my post on the TTTP FB page last Thursday night after watching The Quarterback episode of Glee, where the death of Finn Hudson was addressed. My hat goes off and my heart goes out to the cast of the show; filming last night's episode was an experience few actors have ever gone through and the level of composure, restraint, emotion they showed throughout was as skillful as it was moving. Of particular note was Romy Rosemont as Finn's Mom Carol; it may have just been one scene but it was as raw and as honest as anything on TV this fall. There were stories that most of the scenes were done in one take because that's all the cast could do without fully breaking down.
I do want to take a minute to address all the "hate" there has been on the internet toward the episode and towards fans mourning the loss of Cory Monteith in general. Yes, he died of a drug overdose – the very definition of a self-inflicted death – but if you've ever lost someone under such circumstances than you'd know that you don't sit around focusing on how they died, you think about the person you knew and loved and how much you will miss what they brought to your life. Regardless of how he died, when a talented performer who, by all accounts, was a good co-worker, friend, and person, dies so young, it's sad. When they do so because they could not control their addictions, it's even more so.
If you don't like Glee, that' 100% fine, but I am at a loss at why the strong emotional connection the show has made with its audience seems to bother people so much. Even if you think that the show is the worst ever and that those who are upset at the death of an actor whose work they enjoyed so much is a waste of time and energy, don't YOU have something better to do with YOUR time than come down on people who, despite your mocking, are clearly upset?
The bottom line on the episode is that I can't think of any sort of comparable situation any group of writers, producers, and actors have ever faced and they managed to put together a high quality, emotional without being manipulative hour of TV that paid tribute to the passing of the character while providing the audience some level of emotional catharsis on the passing of the man.
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…I find myself more and more disturbed by The Blacklist's treatment of its female lead; in just four weeks Elizabeth Keen has been in head on car collision, had a gun aimed at her or been actually shot at too many times to count, been in concussion-inducing distance of multiple large explosions, found her husband savagely beaten and then made to watch as more life-threatening injury was inflicted, and this past Monday she was tortured by a serial killer. Someone suggested it was similar to Jack Bauer on 24 except Jack usually got himself out of these situations while Elizabeth always needs to have Red rescue her. I find the show entertaining and love James Spader's performance but if this is going to be SOP then I won't last the season…I wrote last spring about what a great job I thought both Jonathan Jackson and the writers of Nashville were doing with the character of Avery, rebuilding him into a likable, rootable-for person slowly (and therefore more believably), and that's continued on so far in season two. At this point he's arguably the most grounded, real life character on the show and there's no doubting the way his charm and presence command the screen (and with FIVE Daytime Emmys to his name, that shouldn't be too much of a shock)… Not crazy about the opening four hours of Grey's Anatomy this season but this past Thursday's episode was the best so far and I get that they are really trying to establish the newer characters. I also continue to be amazed at just how well Patrick Dempsey and Ellen Pompeo work together; it's been eight years but Meredith and Derrick continue to be one of TV's best couples in terms of how well they know each other and their level of communication and trust…I was going to write about how pleasantly surprised I've been with Sarah Michelle Gellar being able to hold her own with Robin Williams on The Crazy Ones, which she totally has (perhaps I'm surprised because of how dour Ringer was, where she played two roles for a full season and still didn't smile once), but now all I can think about is how much I loved her Buffy shout out during the outtakes at the end of this past Thursday's episode…I know I am biased but I'm hard pressed to remember another city having as incredible an 8 hour sports run as Boston did on Sunday, with the Patriots last second victory over the Saints followed by a tremendous comeback win for the Red Sox in game two of the ALCS, both games on national TV (which is how I can rationalize mentioning it here)... After clearing out the DVR and being pretty much fully caught up on the 2013-2014 season (so far) I am as confident as ever in declaring Parenthood the best drama on broadcast network TV. The fact that it is essentially the only drama on the big five focused on people living regular, ordinary lives instead of solving crimes and/or constantly being a part of life-or-death situations is no coincidence. I would put this cast up against any on TV (broadcast, cable, and otherwise) and like my odds…Finally got caught up with The League; Rafi and Dirty Randy was an instant classic, an episode I actually saved in my DVR to watch again. If they got their own show it would likely be too much of a good thing but man, that 22 minutes was amazing…I thought last week's episode of The Michael J Fox Show was the best so far, with a great mix of family and workplace comedy. As far as this season's high profile new Thursday comedies go The Crazy Ones may have more laugh out loud moments but MJF Show feels more real to me and as such, has a bigger piece of my heart…Monday's edition of The Voice was the strongest "battle rounds" episode in the show's 4+ season history, with amazing vocal performances and literally every person who lost worthy of a steal. And if I thought I got emotional watching people's dreams come true when a judge turned around for them during the blind auditions, it's even more so when a judge hits the button for a steal, turning someone's nightmare back into a dream come true…Another Wednesday, another highly entertaining episode of Back in the Game, which is quickly working its way up my "Guaranteed Good Mood" list of shows!...
TV Pick Of The Week
Talk about a great recipe; period drama, takes place across the pond, set in the world of jazz, with race relations, murder, and romance thrown in the pot as well…and did I mention John Goodman?!?! What more could you need?!?!?
Don't miss the new mini-series Dancing on the Edge, premiering Saturday at 10pm on Starz.
Hope You Need My Love, Babe, Just Like I Need You
*To celebrate the show's upcoming 25th anniversary, Oxygen is doing a 14 episode Rosanne marathon starting today at 10am.
*What Not to Wear brings its run to a close with the series finale tonight at 9pm on TLC.
*Look for Peyton Manning's return to Indianapolis for the Broncos – Colts matchup help Sunday Night Football set new season highs in the ratings.
*Covert Kitchens is new Spike special/backdoor pilot where Chef Graham Elliot (MasterChef) helps an aspiring chef put together an underground restaurant…
*CrazySexyCool (Monday, 8pm) is a VH-1 original movie about the hip hop group TLC…
*Ravenswood (ABC Family, Tuesday, 9pm) is a Pretty Little Liars spinoff that gets the return of Pretty Little Liars as a lead-in…
*Two new reality series premiere on Tuesday night; TVGN's Mother of All Talent (following a NY based talent agency the focuses on kids) and American Daredevils (family of daredevils tries to train the next generation).
*Awkward (MTV) returns for the second half of season two this Tuesday at 10pm.
*As of this writing we're don't know who'll be playing in it yet but Game 1 of the World Series airs Wednesday at 7:30pm on Fox, followed by Game 2 the next night.
*CSI celebrates THREE HUNDRED EPISODES this Wednesday at 10pm by welcoming Marg Helgenberger back for the hour.
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, Back in the Game, Boardwalk Empire, Being Human, Bones, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Burn Notice, Burger Land, Cake Boss, Cake Boss: Next Great Baker, Chicago Fire, Chopped, Comic Book Men, Community, Cougar Town, Counting Cars, The Crazy Ones, Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Dancing with the Stars, 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, Haunted Collector. Haunted Highways, Haunted Treasure, Hawaii 5-0, Hollywood Treasure, Hostages, 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 Michael J Fox Show, The Middle, Mike and Molly, The Mindy Project, Modern Family, Monster Man, Nashville, Necessary Roughness, New Girl, The New Normal, Next Iron Chef, The Originals, Outside the Lines, Parks & Recreation, Project Runway, Psych, Rachael vs. Guy: Celebrity Cook Off, Rachael vs. Guy: Kids Cook Off, Raising Hope, Ray Donovan, 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, Tosh.0, Trophy Wife, 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 in seven days with all the latest in TV news.
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.