May sweeps begins today, so all that DVR space you cleared in the past few days is about to be very full again.
After showing it can tame a sprawling fantasy epic for the small screen with Game of Thrones, HBO is looking to adapt Naoki Urasawa’s manga epic Monster. Deadline reports that Guillermo del Toro is working on the series about a Japanese doctor in Germany who saves the life of a boy who grows up to be a murderous sociopath. (It’s an 18-volume series so I’m broadly simplifying.) Originally del Toro wanted to turn Monster into a movie, but he eventually realized that Urasawa’s sprawling story is too big to fit into a film. Suddenly, I feel tempted to go pick up the volumes of Monster and 20th Century Boys I missed.
Vulture asked Brad Goreski for the styling advice he would give to the Game of Thrones characters. While I’d like to see Jon Snow wear a little less clothes, too, obviously frostbite would be an issue. Maybe we can convince HBO to rewrite the story so that Jon joins the Dothraki in the desert?
Now I want to see “Break So Bad” which I guess is about Hal from Malcolm in the Middle cooking meth and getting Lois and the boys in danger? It is, after all, “Danger Funny!” Or maybe whoever made that bootleg DVD cover doesn’t know the difference between Bryan Cranston’s roles.
NBC is planning on airing an ambitious game show this fall, The Million Second Quiz. The competition will air in real time over 12 days with live primetime broadcasts. However, the competition will take place over 24 hours. What happens outside of prime time will be streamed online but the event is meant for local stations to cover. (After all, don’t you want more coverage of NBC programming on your local news?)
TV captioning service Caption Solutions has apologized to Zooey Deschanel for mixing her up with the surviving suspect for the Boston Marathon bombing.
ABC Family has ordered 10 episodes of Chasing Life, an adaptation of the telenovela Terminales, about a young woman who is diagnosed with a terminal illness.
DC Comics is asking fans which was their favorite DC Nation short.
The upcoming season of The Exes will include a guest role for Grant Show, according to The Hollywood Reporter. He’ll play a man who gets catfished by the show’s trio of guys, who use a profile under Holly’s name to get to know him.
Anderson Live (syndicated) Check local listings
Tim Gunn visits to give a fan a style makeover and, probably, talk up the Project Runway finale.
The Rachael Ray Show (syndicated) Check local listings
Nate Berkus is going to Celebrity Cooking School today with Lidia Bastianich teaching him about those water-based cooking techniques that aren’t boiling (sadly the lesson does not include sous vide) and David Burke teaching him about basic ways to cook meat. Nate might not be able to get away with adorably making a mess of things since his fiance Jeremiah Brent has to eat what Nate makes when i’ts all done.
The Talk (CBS) Check local listings
Katy Sagal stops by to promote her appearance on next week’s Glee. For the sake of Aisha Tyler’s gay stamp of approval, I hope Sagal’s time as one of Bette Midler’s Harlettes comes up.
Community (NBC) 8:00 PM ET
Personally, I figured if Community were going to to an episode that takes on the body switch story, they’d put Jeff in Pierce’s shoes. Instead, Troy and Abed start feeling a little less like themselves after showing a little too much affection for their favorite body switch movie. At least that should be good for the Troy and Abed shippers.
The Big Bang Theory (CBS) 8:00 PM ET
At long last, The Big Bang Theory finally tackles one of the biggest issues faced by nerds — when brilliant shows get cancelled prematurely. Sadly, it sounds like Amy will help Sheldon recover from losing his favorite show instead of letting us see the epic crazy that’s bound to happen when you combine Sheldon with the phrase “save our show campaign”.
The Vampire Diaries (CW) 8:00 PM ET
Okay. Here we go. Tonight, Klaus and Elijah travel to New Orleans which just seems like a great place to settle down and have new adventures. It even has people who would make a great supporting cast! Yeah, it’s the backdoor pilot for The Originals. At least they didn’t go with that other spin-off idea, where Jeremy dies and is reincarnated as a love tester machine.
Person of Interest (CBS) 9:00 PM ET
We’re only a few days from the return of Warehouse 13 but you can get an early Allison Scagliotti fix tonight on Person of Interest as the team tries to solve a poisoning in time to develop an antidote. Scagliotti’s character is named Molly which means the “Claudia Donovan gets to play with The Machine” stories will have to stay as fanfic. PS: We’ll have an interview with the fabulous Scagliotti later today!
The Office (NBC) 9:00 PM ET
Now that Angela’s marriage is clearly over (but what about Oscar?) she has time for things like paper airplane contests… which, er, doesn’t sound like Angela. You say there’s a cash prize and she’s working with Dwight? That explains things.
Glee (Fox) 9:00 PM ET
Some people see a power outage as a frustrating inconvenience, but at McKinley High it’s an excuse to do an acoustic music episode… and a chance to bring back Nightbird.
Parks & Recreation (NBC) 9:30 PM ET
Budget cuts come to Pawnee and Ron doesn’t see why city government has to be so big it includes a mini-golf park. Leslie, of course, is against cutting anything that creates joy.
The Graham Norton Show (BBC America) 10:00 PM ET
Graham’s talking with Gwyneth Paltrow, Mo Farah and Lee Mack tonight.
Scandal (ABC) 10:00 PM ET
Get ready for an episode with big, big hair — we’re getting to find out about Huck’s life before he became one of Olivia’s gladiators.
Hannibal (NBC) 10:00 PM ET
Tonight’s episode delivers angels. Sweet, tranquil, peace-bringing angels. Oh, but this is Hannibal so we’ve actually got a serial killer who mutilates his victims’ bodies to make them look like angels. There goes that peaceful feeling. Tonight’s episode also brings Gina Torres (Laurence Fishburne’s wife on and off screen, in this case) to the show, in case you weren’t already in awe of the cast.
Elementary (CBS) 10:00 PM ET
It’s been a year since Sherlock has become sober but Joan can’t get him to celebrate the anniversary.
Tabatha Takes Over (Bravo) 10:00 PM ET
Tabatha’s heading to Tennessee to help a salon where the owner walked away to spend time with a youth ministry, leaving the staff seething.
The Colbert Report (Comedy Central) 11:30 PM ET
Bishop Gene Robinson is Stephen’s interview guest tonight, I think that means we can expect jokes about gay people getting married.
The Late Show with David Letterman (CBS) 11:35 PM ET
Jim Parsons is chatting with Dave tonight.
What will you be watching tonight? Please share in the comments!
Anderson Live (syndicated) Check local listings
She’s back! Kathy Griffin returns as guest-host tomorrow.
The View (ABC) Check local listings
Tim Gunn is a guest-co-host tomorrow.