“Face Off” Brings Back Eight Vets and “Breaking Bad” Breaks Ratings Records


Bryan Fuller’s Syfy pilot High Moon (based on The Lotus Caves) has found its leading men. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Chris Diamantopoulos and Easy A’s Jake Sandvig will play the brothers dealing with newly-discovered life on the moon.

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That Borgias finale movie won’t get made but you will soon be able to buy the script as an e-book.

Freddie Prinze Jr. will appear on Lifetime’s Witches of East End, according to EW. He’ll play an entomologist who falls for Madchen Amick’s character, even though she may have underhanded motivations.

Matthew Atkinson, who was in ABC Family’s short-lived Jane By Design will be appearing on Parenthood, according to TVLine. He’ll play a man who strikes a friendship with Amber, much to Ryan annoyance.

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Greg Berlanti has sold a pilot to NBC, Deadline reports. The story follows a doctor in the late 21st century who is wrongly convicted of murder and sets to escape from Las Vegas, which has become the world’s largest maximum security prison. That is going to either become a horrible trainwreck of ridiculous or a marvelous trainwreck of ridiculousness.

Whodunit? butler Gildart Jackson will be meeting the Winchester brothers… sort of. Jackson will appear in a flashback as a member of the men of letters.

Breaking Bad“All hail hypno-Jesse.”

As usual, ratings for the latest Breaking Bad premiere grew from the previous season — oh, yeah, the latest episode doubled the audience that tuned in for last year’s premiere — setting a new season-high in the ratings — and quadrupled the audience that watched the very first episode. Meanwhile, Low Winter Sun had a solid debut thanks to that meaty lead-in while Hell on Wheels ’s third season premiere was basically flat from the second season — an impressive accomplishment when you consider this was the show’s debut in a tougher Saturday night time slot.


Pretty Little Liars (ABC Family) 8:00 PM ET
Mrs. Dilaurentis learns that Emily is still living in a motel because of that car-sized hole in her house and suggests that Alison’s room isn’t being used. That sounds like the kind of thing that will have “A” thumbs moving at super speed, composing angry texts. I’m preparing for a flood of threatening texts from “A”.

Pretty Little LIars, "The Mirror has Three Faces"Maybe  Lucas will show up in Ravenswood…

Whose Line Is It Anyway? (CW) 8:00 PM ET
This week, WNBA MVP Lisa Leslie makes an appearance in sketches. Maybe they can work jumping really high into a sketch.

Capture (CW) 9:00 PM ET
When it debuted, Capture sounded intriguing, but not enough to skip an episode of The Rachel Maddow Show (I need some brain wash after watching some reality shows). However, knowing that the competition includes three gay men, I might be up for recording another episode and trying again.

Covert Affairs (USA) 9:00 PM ET
Annie’s next mission takes her to Vienna where she has to manage without communicating with Auggie, which makes her like Batman without Oracle. Thankfully, that’s nowhere as bad as being Covert Affairs without the mood set by the opening chords of “Can You Save Me”.

Covert Affairs, "Here Comes You Man"

Face Off (Syfy) 9:00 PM ET
Syfy’s take on the talent competition returns tonight. Last season was a bit frustrating for having a few too many artists who weren’t ready for a competition as demanding as Face Off. Thankfully, this year, that problem is avoided by bringing back eight veterans from the previous four seasons as “vets” challenge “rookies” (sadly the vets doesn’t include Gage).

The Haves and Have Nots (OWN) 9:00 PM ET
While the series’ main storyline continues at a good pace as Veronica confronts Jim and David about their sloppy crimes, Jeffrey continues to be the most cringe-inspiring gay soap character since Chad on Passions. Tonight he offers to pay Candace to (pretend to be?) in a relationship with him. That doesn’t sound like it will be as bad as sneaking into Wyatt’s bed, but there’s time.

Interior Therapy with Jeff Lewis (Bravo) 9:00 PM ET
Jeff and Jenni play mediators for a married odd couple.” I hope they mean that as literally as possible with one guy who is fussy and tidy while the other guy is messy and curmudgeonly.

Twisted (ABC Family) 9:00 PM ET
The soccer team poisoning goes from rumor to confirmed, giving Gloria an excuse to push to get Danny expelled. Maybe this will give Danny and Rico a chance to get some ships to set sail? ABC needs someone to fill the gap since Lucas stopped hanging around Caleb on Pretty Little Liars.

Twisted, "Poison of Interest"

Who Do You Think You Are? (TLC) 9:00 PM ET
This week, Zooey Deschanel climbs through her family tree and finds Quakers and Abolitionists, which in hindsight sounds like exactly what we should have expected to be in her family tree.

Catfish: The TV Show (MTV) 10:00 PM ET
Since there’s plenty of drama to be mined by reuniting the various catfishes and fishees, MTV is doubling up by airing a mid-season reunion, leaving room for another reunion episode at the end of the season.

Chopped (Food Network) 10:00 PM ET
Food scraps (or vegetable offal if you want to make it sound trendy) like herb stems and discarded oranges are the theme of tonight’s food baskets. Somebody is probably wishing they were stuck in the episode with the fresh durian.

Suits (USA) 10:00 PM ET
Since alliances have a very short lifespan at Pearson Hardman, Harvey’s alliance with British Harvey (Max Beesley) quickly becomes a team-up between Harvey and Jessica. I am starting to expect that this show will end the reveal that Mike died at the beginning of the pilot and has been in hell this whole time.

Suits, "Shadow of a Doubt"

Heroes of Cosplay (Syfy) 10:30 PM ET
When I was able to attend Comic-Con I used to marvel at the costumed attendees and loved the Masquerade Ball, at least until it became popular enough to move to the ball park next door. It’s amazing to see the result of combining of a fan’s passion with creative talent. I’m keeping my fingers crossed for Syfy’s new reality series which follows cosplayers as the prepare for different cons — starting with Wizard World Portland.

What will you be watching tonight? Please share in the comments!


Lyle Masaki is a fan of obscure superheroes, video games, adorkable guys and that show you loved that got cancelled way too soon.