Two Tivos To Paradise 12.13.13: Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones, Homeland, Sons of Anarchy, Arrow, More
Posted by Al Norton on 12.13.2013
News and thoughts on the Golden Globe and SAG Award nominations; see how favorites like Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones, Homeland, Parks and Recreation, and others did!
Hello friends; what's good? Winter feels like it is upon us here in Boston, with some seriously cold days this week and the possibility of a half a foot of snow on Saturday night/Sunday morning. I hope you are as caught up in the holiday spirit as I am, although I have the unfair advantage of having two 5 year olds in my house who believe in Santa like nobody's business and are already talking about making cookies on Christmas Eve to leave out for him (and carrots for the reindeer, of course). I must admit life is pretty spectacular sometimes.
Here's a look at the upcoming Doctor Who Christmas special…
A full length trailer for the upcoming 5th season of Community…
Early one morning the sun was shining, I was laying in bed, wondering if she had changed at all, if her news was still red.
There's Nothing Left To Make Me Feel Small, Luck Has Left Me Standing So Tall
The nominees for the 71st annual Golden Globe Awards were announced yesterday, with the TV categories found below. The winners will be revealed on Sunday, January 12th on NBC in a ceremony hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler.
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS, COMEDY/DRAMA/MINI-SERIES
Jacqueline Bisset, Dancing on the Edge; Janet McTeer, The White Queen; Hayden Panettiere, Nashville; Monica Potter, Parenthood; Sofia Vergara, Modern Family
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR, COMEDY/DRAMA/MINI-SERIES
Josh Charles, The Good Wife; Rob Lowe, Behind the Candelabra; Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad; Corey Stall, House of Cards; Jon Voight, Ray Donovan
BEST ACTRESS, COMEDY
Zooey Deschanel, New Girl; Lena Dunham, Girls; Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie; Julia Louis Dreyfus, VEEP; Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation
BEST ACTOR, COMEDY
Jason Bateman, Arrested Development; Don Cheadle, House of Lies; Michael J Fox, The Michael J Fox Show; Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory; Andy Samburg, Brooklyn Nine-Nine
BEST ACTRESS, DRAMA
Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife; Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black; Taylor Schilling, Orange is the New Black; Kerry Washington, Scandal; Robin Wright, House of Cards
BEST ACTOR, DRAMA
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad; Liev Schrieber, Ray Donovan; Michael Sheen, Masters of Sex; Kevin Spacey, House of Cards, James Spader, The Blacklist
BEST TV MOVIE/MINI-SERIES American Horror Story: Coven; Behind the Candelabra; Dancing on the Edge; Top of the Lake; The White Queen
BEST TV SERIES, COMEDY/MUSICAL The Big Bang Theory, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Girls, Modern Family, Parks and Recreation
BEST TV SERIES, DRAMA Breaking Bad, Downton Abbey, The Good Wife, House of Cards, Masters of Sex
Quick Analysis: The Golden Globes always love to be out in front of things, so I knew Masters of Sex would get nominated. Great to see Parks and Rec up there. Also thrilled for Monica Potter, Jon Voight, and Live Schrieber. Nothing for Mad Men, Justified, or Sons of Anarchy, all of which are excellent shows. The most glaring omissions are from Homeland; Claire Danes, Mandy Patinkin, and the show itself all are easily award worthy.
Speaking of picking the best of the year, the American Film Institute released their list of the Top 10 Programs of 2013; The Americans, Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones, The Good Wife, House of Cards, Mad Men, Masters of Sex, Orange is the New Black, Scandal, and VEEP.
Also announced this week were the SAG (Screen Actors Guild) Award nominations…
DRAMA Ensemble - Boardwalk Empire, Breaking Bad, Downton Abbey, Game of Thrones, Homeland
DRAMA Actor - Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire; Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad; Jeff Daniels, The Newsroom; Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones; Kevin Spacey, House of Cards
COMEDY Ensemble - 30 Rock, Arrested Development, The Big Bang Theory, Modern Family, VEEP
COMEDY Actress - Mayim Bialik, The Big Bang Theory; Julie Bowen, Modern Family; Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie; Tina Fey, 30 Rock; Julia Louis Dreyfus, VEEP
COMEDY Actor - Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock; Jason Bateman, Arrested Development; Ty Burrell, Modern Family; Don Cheadle, House of Lies; Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory
Quick Analysis: How the Screen Actors Guild ignored the work of Jon Voigt on Ray Donovan is truly beyond me; it's not like he's a newcomer who the voters might think needs to pay his (figurative) dues. Also wish James Roday, anyone from Sons of Anarchy & Justified, and Masters of Sex's Michael Sheen & Lizzy Caplan had been recognized. Amy Poehler and the cast of Parks and Recreation are always deserving, and Jon Hamm was as good on this season of Mad Men as he's ever been. Seeing Orange is the New Black get some love would have been nice, as would some love for Orphan Black star Tatiana Maslany. The Golden Globe nominations made it clear that the Hollywood Foreign Press did indeed sample some shows that made their series premieres in 2013 while the SAG nominations made it seem like the voters simply chose from returning favorites.
Oh, and I forgot – someone needs to tell everyone involved in the above nominations/lists about a USA series called Suits; they might enjoy it.
I know that everyone, myself included in a big way, complains about the lack of nominations for the shows we love, and on occasion there are such glaring omissions that it defies any sort of logic, but the vast majority of gripes come down to the combination of personal taste and the fact that there truly are a LOT of great shows on TV, or in some cases good shows with GREAT performances, and short of expanding each category to 10 nominations each, there's always going to be deserving people left off. And frankly, having deserving people left off for a lack of space is a very good bench mark for the overall quality of television.
I will add that the way The Walking Dead is ignored is getting to be almost humorous; how the # 1 show on all of TV in the 18-49 demographic can't seem to score a single nomination among the largest voting bodies in a major writing, acting, or directing category is a query I truly cannot answer.
A Little Bit Of Me And A Whole Lot Of You, Add A Dash Of Starlight And A Dozen Roses, Too
This week had a number of stories that didn't warrant their own full news item yet at the same time were a bit too important for the notes section. To keep it from being too text heavy I've mixed in some of my favorite performances from The Sing-Off, which returned this week for season four…
*Sons of Anarchy creator Kurt Sutter has teamed up with producer extraordinaire Brian Grazer on The Bastard Executioner, which just got a pilot order from FX. The story centers around a champion warrior knight under King Edward III who attempts to leave that life behind him only to find himself pulled back in even deeper, with a much more personal agenda. The pilot is set to begin production late in 2014, after the upcoming 8th (and final) season of Sons of Anarchy wraps. Grazier's resume includes Oscars, Emmys, comedies, dramas, awards specials, and pretty much every type of programming you could imagine (see, that's a joke because the name of his production company is Imagine).
* Marvel has officially confirmed what's been reported for some time, that Drew Goddard, whose TV & movie writing resume includes Lost, Alias, Angel, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, World War Z, and Cloverfield, will write and direct the Daredevil pilot for Netflix and will serve as the showrunner for the series 13 episode season, set to run in 2015.
*Comedy Central has given Tosh.0 a THREE season renewal, including a 30 episode sixth season that premieres February 18th. The show is one of the cornerstones of the network's programming, ranking as the # 1 non-sports show in men 18-24 on all of TV on Tuesday nights, with an average total viewership of 3 million people.
The network also released their winter schedule for original programming;
-@Midnight returns on Monday, 1/6
-Kroll Show's second season begins Tue 1/14 at 10:30
-Season 4 of Workaholics debuts on Wed 1/22 at 10pm, followed by the series premiere of new scripted comedy Broad City.
-Review, a new scripted comedy starring Andy Daly, bows on 2/27 at 10pm.
-Inside Amy Schumer is back for season two on 4/1
-Nathan for You and Drunk History will have their second seasons air in the summer.
*Fox has adjusted their schedule for the third week in January a third time; the first change came two weeks ago when they announced The Following would air its season premiere on Sunday, 1/19 after the NFC Championship Game (originally Rake was getting that spot), and now they've decided that rather than air episode two of The Following the next night in its regular Mondays at 9pm slot, they will give Sleepy Hollow the entire night on 1/20 for its two hour season finale. The next Monday (1/27), The Following will air its premiere hour as an encore at 8pm, with episode two airing at 9pm.
* MTV has given a script-to-series order (i.e. skipping the pilot stage if they like the script) to Shannara, an adaptation of Terry Brooks' fantasy series of novels. Smallville creators Al Grough and Miles Millar are writing the script and if (really, when) it gets picked up, Jon Favreau is on board to direct the first episode. The first season would be based on The Elfstones of Shannara, the second book in the series, and would follow a family that uses magic to survive on Earth thousands of years after life as we know it now has been destroyed. Favreau directed the first two Iron Man movies, Elf, and Cowboys & Aliens as well as the pilots for Revolution and this spring's new NBC comedy About a Boy.
*ABC has cut the order for the current season of Scandal from 22 to 18 episodes. While the network did not officially say way, it seems obvious that star Kerry Washington's pregnancy is the main factor; the producers did not want to incorporate her pregnancy into the show nor did they want to write Olivia out of the show for any extended period of time, so this made the most sense. The really good news for fans is this likely means a tighter, more action packed second half of the season (the mid-season finale that airs next week is episode 10, so when the show returns on February 27th it will have eight episodes left).
*ABC is developing Grand Central, an adaptation of the Stephen King short story The New York Times at Special Bargain Rates, with an eye towards a summer 2014 premiere. The deal is rumored to be for a script-to-series order (i.e. there would be no pilot) and said script is from Sam Ernst and Jim Dunn, who currently work on Syfy's Haven, which is also an adaptation of King's work. The short story is about a woman who gets a cell phone call from her husband who died two days earlier in a plane crash; he tells her of two tragic events that will happen in the future in order to save her life. The show is being pitched as character driven, with supernatural themes.
*Law & Order: SVU continues to write off long standing characters; Richard Belzer's Munch left earlier this season and now comes word that Dann Florek filmed his last episode as Captain Cragen last week. Florek originally played the character on the first three seasons of Law & Order (classic), reprised him in a 1998 L&O TV movie, and has been with SVU for all 15 seasons.
*FX has given a 10 episode first season order to Tyrant, a political drama which comes from Homeland co-creators Howard Gordon & Gideon Raff and Craig Wright (Six Feet Under). The show is about an American family that gets wrapped up in the chaos of a Middle Eastern country. The pilot was set to be directed by Ang Lee but he had a scheduling conflict so David Yates, who directed the final four Harry Potter films, stepped in. The opening hour was filmed in Morocco but the rest of the show will film in Tel Aviv. There is no showrunner in place but now that the order is confirmed, the search will begin in earnest.
*Seven-time Golden Globe nominee Rob Reiner will direct and executive produce Basket Case, a new series in development for Spike that is an adaptation of Carl Hiassen's bestselling novel of the same name. The story follows a brilliant but caustic journalist for a Florida newspaper who is demoted to writing obituaries, where he investigates some of the murders and crime going on in Miami. Alex Taub (Drop Dead Diva, Eli Stone, Judging Amy, Early Edition) is writing the pilot.
*Disney Channel is working on Descendants, an original movie about the kids of some of Disney's most iconic villains; Kenny Ortega (High School Musical) is directing the project, which finds the teenage son of Belle and The Beast set to take over the Kingdom and charged with turning around the kids of Cruella de Vil, Maleficent, Jafar, and the Wicked Queen, who have all grown up on an island filled with evil doers, side-kicks, wicked step sisters, and the like.
*NBC has officially ordered a four hour mini-series adaptation of Rosemary's Baby, the Ira Levin novel that was also turned into a classic movie. Oscar and Emmy nominee Agnieszka Holland will direct, with the script from Scott Abbott (Introducing Dorothy Dandridge) and James Wong (American Horror Story, The X Files, The Event, 21 Jump Street).
It's Time To Play The Music, It's Time To Light The Lights The Muppets 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…
THURSDAY Sound of Music Live! easily won the night in total viewers and finished second to The Big Bang Theory for the demo crown, with the total viewer number being NBC's largest non-sports Thursday since the Frasier series finale in spring of 2004 and the demo number the best since the ER series finale in 2009...Grey's Anatomy and Glee both established new series demo lows, although to be fair, Grey's still beat it's Fox, CBS, and CW competition at 9pm...Scandal hit a six week demo high...The Vampire Diaries was down 16% in total viewers and 23% in the demos (looks like a lot of their audience was watching the Von Trapp Family) while Reign was down double digits in both as well...Once Upon a Time in Wonderland was up in totals and demos, although it still tied for last at 8pm in the latter...
FRIDAY Shark Tank hit a series high in total viewers while winning the night in the demos...Grimm was up double digits in totals and demos...Dracula was up 30% in total viewers for its most watched episode since the series premiere...Last Man Standing and The Neighbors enjoyed modest gains in the demos and in total viewers (for the latter each had their best numbers since the season premieres)...Bones was up 17% in total viewers...Raising Hope was up a smidge in the demos...Wow, the rare night where every series was up in total viewers and/or demos...
Saturday night's Big 10 Football Championship was watched by 13.9 million people; not only was it the most watched and highest rated Big 10 Football Championship ever but it was Fox's best Saturday night performance of any kind since the NFL post-season last January.
SUNDAY Homeland and Masters of Sex both hit season highs in total viewers (for Masters that's also a series high, up 15% from the previous week). The season three average of Homeland is up 17% from season two…Part one of Bonnie & Clyde was watched by 9.8 million people last night (over three networks - A&E, History, and Lifetime), making it the most watched non-sports programming on all of TV for the night... The Amazing Race hit series lows in total viewers and demos for a season finale...Once Upon a Time was up in totals and demos...Revenge matched its previous new episode...Bob's Burgers, Family Guy, & American Dad! were up double digits in the demos...Sunday Night Football won the night in total viewers and demos...Family Guy had the best non-sports demos for the night...
NBC is very happy with the premiere numbers for The Sing-Off, up in totals and demos from the season three launch (actually, the demo number was better than anything the show put up in season three)...The Voice won the night in totals and demos...Mike and Molly was down double digits in totals and demos, the latter a series low for the show on a Monday...The Great Christmas Light Fight was up in a big way from Extreme Makeover: Home Edition last year, giving ABC it's best numbers in that timeslot in five year while at the same time tying an all-time demo low for a mid-season Monday premiere...Almost Human was up a smidge and Sleepy Hollow was down a smidge...
TUESDAY Sons of Anarchy was watched by 5.2 million viewers, the third most watched episode in series history and the most watched season finale ever for the FX drama. Last night also had the second best demos ever for an episode of Sons. With the second airing added in, the total view count grows to 6.4 million…Marvel's Agents of SHIELD was down double digits in totals and demos (last week there was no new NCIS), the latter hitting a new season/series low...The Goldbergs was up a shade in total viewers while matching last week's demos, and Trophy Wife matched last week as well...NCIS was down but still won the night in total viewers and 8pm in the demos...The Voice won the night in the demos for regular series but the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show was the overall demo winner while at the same time having the third highest total viewer count in the special's history.....Chicago Fire hit a series high in total viewers at 10pm...
While not near the series highs of August, the 8.9 million viewers who watched last night's Duck Dynasty Christmas episodes were still an impressive total, for cable or broadcast network TV, with equally strong demo numbers…Criminal Minds was the most watched show of the night, with Modern Family winning the demo crown...CSI won 10pm in totals and demos...Nashville was down 14% to a season low...The Middle tied last week's season low while Back in the Game was up 7%...Arrow was down a bit from last week's season high but was up from last year's mid-season finale by 10%...Without The Voice as a lead-in, The Sing-Off was down 25% but still topped The X Factor in their two hour, head-to-head matchup...Survivor won 8pm in totals and demos...The Tomorrow People dropped 17%...
All The Young Dudes, Carry The News
Industry News, Notes, and Hot Rumors… CBS has renewed Survivor for the 2014-2015 season, the show's 29th and 30th cycles…NBC had such success with The Sound of Music Live! that they've announced plans to make the live production of a classic musical an annual event...Suits' star Patrick J Adams will guest on the upcoming season of Orphan Black.. Kevin Pollak has been cast in the recurring role of Anna Faris' Father on CBS' Mom... Ashley Williams will reprise her role as Victoria one more time during this last season of How I Met Your Mother, likely in episode 19 (airing sometime in April)… CBS has officially ordered The Dovekeepers, a four hour mini-series adaptation of Alice Hoffman's novel that is executive produced by Mark Burnett and Roma Downey, who teamed up for History's record setting The Bible. Set to air in 2015, the story follows four women through the Siege of Masada…Curt Schilling will replace Oral Hershiser on ESPN's Sunday Night Baseball this season, joining John Kruk and Dan Shulman in the booth. This move comes as part of a new, multi-year contract extension Schilling signed with the network…Sting will introduce the world to his new album as well as the story of the play that goes with it on Sting: The Last Ship, a concert special taped in October which will air under the THIRTEEN's Great Performances banner on PBS on Friday, February 21st. The play opens in Chicago in June before heading to Broadway in the fall…The always great Regina King (Southland) has signed on for a recurring role on the upcoming first season of FX's The Strain, an adaptation of the book series about a vampire virus that spreads across the planet by Chuck Hogan and Guillermo del toro. del toro and Hogan are executive producing, teaming to write the pilot, which the former is directing, and Carlton Cuse (Lost) will be the showrunner…Sutton Foster, who won a Norty last year for Bunheads, will star in the TV Land pilot Younger, playing single Mom who gets a hot new job when she passes herself off as a 20-something instead of her actual early 40's age. The project comes from Darren Starr, who created Sex and the City, Beverly Hills 90210, and Melrose Place… A&E launches the 13 episode first season of Don't Trust Andrew Mayne on January 13th, a new reality show where Mayne displays his vast book of magic and illusions to random people on the street…Sarah Palin is returning to series TV; Amazing America with Sarah Palin premieres on Sportsman Channel in April and finds the former Alaskan Governor and Republican Vice Presidential nominee traveling the country to find the interesting and compelling stories of everyday people…ABC has extended the current season of Shark Tank yet again; the original order of 22 was stretched to 24 in October and now the network says they want four more, bringing the total for season five to 28…Despite having a TON going for it - Kyle Chandler in the lead role, a script from Paul Attanasio (House, Homicide: Life on the Street), and a director with a proven track record (Ridley Scott), Showtime has decided not to move forward with The Vatican, a drama pilot about a forward thinking Cardinal who upsets the powers-that-be. Anna Friel (Pushing Daisies) was also in the cast, and the show had some thriller/suspense aspects to it as well. THR.com says that budget as well as issues between the network and Attanasio led to the project not going anywhere.
Turns Out Not Where But Who You're With That Really Matters
AKA The Best Thing I've Watched In The Last Seven Days…
What a week for heart pounding endings, unlike another seven day period I can think of. First Sunday gave us the penultimate episode of Homeland's season, with some great tension for the first 99% of the hour only to take my breath away with the last scene, one that promises great chaos and emotion in this week's final hour.
Tuesday night was the marathon Sons of Anarchy finale, with some incredible moments between Jax and Tara – some of the best moments the show has ever done and a career best for Charlie Hunnam. The phrase "game changer" is thrown around way too frequently but the final sequence with Gemma and Tara meets just about every definition of the word. It's certainly the sign of a high quality TV show when you can sort of see something coming but at the same time still be shocked/stunned.
All of this was followed by Wednesday night's action packed mid-season finale of Arrow, with deaths, ghosts (the presence of one of them packing a particularly emotional punch), and the setting up of the second half of the season.
And speaking of epic, Sesame Street gave us this…
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…
The highlight of this week's SNL…I haven't talked about Time of Death since the premiere because the viewing experience is as intensely personal as any show I've ever watched, but tonight's finale brings to a close perhaps the single most enlightening series on the human condition in the TTTP era, and maybe of all time. As I said a few weeks back, I can totally understand if the subject matter keeps some from tuning in but there's no doubting the emotional power of seeing real people in situations that we ourselves never want to be in but know in our souls will someday come to pass. The tears I shed come from many different places inside me, and the catharsis is undeniable…While I did enjoy this week's Once Upon a Time, especially the opening sequence of reunions on the dock, I am not crazy about the idea that everyone may soon be losing their memories, essentially returning the show to the state of the start of the series premiere. Obviously that's just the impending threat and not the actuality (just yet), and I understand why that would be so scary to the characters, it's just not something I would find particularly interesting as a viewer…I am fairly certain Raising Hope's Burt and Virginia are the healthiest couple on TV; they are each other's best friends, they have an active sex life, they know (and compliment) each other's strengths and weaknesses, and they are truly commitment to spending their lives together. During a song intro at a concert I heard Lyle Lovett say that what keeps a couple together is not the things they like in common but rather the things they dislike in common, and Burt and Virginia qualify on that front as well…I greatly enjoyed Glee's "lost" holiday episode this week; darkly funny, incredibly self-referential, and ridiculously over the top…At this point it's almost like I am watching Grey's Anatomy more out of habit than anything else, with a couple of moments each episode reminding me why I like the cast so much and the majority of time feeling like the writers are sitting around pulling ideas out of a hat to try to keep this long running series running a little bit longer. To be honest, I'm likely not going anywhere, and two strong episodes in a row and I'd be sucked back in, but for now it's more of, "this is what Mrs. Tivo and I watch when the twins go to bed on Friday nights."…A FANTASTIC episode of Modern Family this week, with laugh out loud moments in every segment. Cam and Lily at the charity lunch was my favorite…
TV Pick Of The Week
Having been blessed with a screener of the tow hour Psych musical episode I can tell you that true fans will be as happy as they've been in some time. I doubt it's going to win anyone who doesn't watch now over but, after seven seasons, they are more interested in playing to their strengths than anything else, and boy do they ever. As much fun as a pineapple head will have watching TV this holiday season, for sure!
Don't miss the two hour Psych musical episode, Sunday at 9pm on USA.
Hope You Need My Love, Babe, Just Like I Need You
Other noteworthy programming from the coming week…
*If you missed The Sound of Music Live! last week you can tune in Saturday at 8pm to see what all the hate watching and huge ratings were about.
*The current seasons of Homeland (9pm) and Masters of Sex (10pm) come to a close this Sunday on Showtime.
*The wedding is here on Revenge (Sunday, 9pm, ABC), so now we get to see how Emily's plans go array.
*How Sherlock Saved the World (Tuesday, 9pm, PBS) is a documentary about how Sherlock Holmes methods of solving crimes in books influenced actual police forensic techniques used today. The Walking Dead's Andrew Lincoln narrates…
*The Voice crowns a new winner this Wednesday at 9pm.
*Michael Buble's 3rd Annual Christmas Special (Wednesday, 10pm, NBC) features a guest spot from Cookie Monster, which is all I need to know to set my DVR.
*The X Factor crowns a new – and if I am right about Fox cancelling the show, a final – champion this Thursday at 8pm.
Two Tivos To Paradise 3 Days to Open with Bobby Flay, 24 Hour Restaurant Battle, @Midnight, 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, 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, Deon Cole's Black Box, 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 Lab, Ghost Mine, Glee, Graceland, Great Food Truck Race, Grey's Anatomy, Haunted Collector. Haunted Highway, 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, Justified, Key & Peele, Killer Contact, 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, 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 our last full news column of 2013!!!
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.