TV on Tap: Max Greenfield Will Play Deputy Leo Again, “The Simpsons”‘ Writers’ Favorite Songs and Defending the “Girls”

Last night, A&E debuted Bates Motel. Tonight, ABC Family previews Twisted.
Must be “really troubled teens” week.


Veronica Mars creator Rob Thomas told E!’s Kristin Dos Santos that Max Greenfield is eager to make Deputy Leo a part of the upcoming movie, “Max is driving a hard bargain to reprise his role as Deputy Leo. His direct quote was that he’d take no pay and fly himself to set.” Even better, Thomas says he’d be willing to make a new season of Veronica Mars for Netflix if the streaming service asked.

Following the reaction over The Bible’s Satan resembling President Obama, Towleroad points out that the miniseries’ advisers include several anti-gay voices.

Girls is one of many shows where I struggle to make it through an episode because the characters are so infuriating (see also: Lee Adama, Amy Jellicoe, Will Schuester, Ted Mosby and the teenage characters from every recent sci-fi shows) but Jezebel comes to the defense of Hannah, Jessa, Marnie and Shoshanna

The producers of Once Upon a Time talked to E! about that rumored spin-off. While they’re still looking at turning Wonderland into the basis of a show, they say they wouldn”t think of recasting The Mad Hatter. In the meantime, they’re looking for someone to play Alice and The Knave.

All of Buzzfeed’s reasons to watch Hannibal start with Hugh Dancy. I’d say there’s a lot more to say in favor of Hannibal but it’s hard to argue against those pictures.

I don’t know what to think of the news that there will be no Bachelor Pad this summer. On one hand, it was a way for terrible reality TV stars to extend their fifteen minutes and, yet… did they make their guys wear singlets with such tony short-shorts?

Vulture asked The Simpsons’ writers to name their favorite musical numbers. I’m shocked and disappointed nothing from Oh, Streetcar! made the list.

As The Office gets ready to shut down, the series released a casting sheet revealing who also auditioned for the roles of Michael, Pam and Jim. I’m setting my alternate universe DVR to capture a few episodes of Alan Tudyk as Michael.


Anderson Live (syndicated) Check local listings
How did we go from Sheila Shay to Snooki and Jwoww as Anderson’s co-hosts? Meanwhile, the owners of The Meatball Shop visit, mistakenly thinking that credit card commercial that’s in super-heavy rotation hasn’t left us sick of them.

The Rachael Ray Show (syndicated) Check local listings
I know we’re all sick of Megan Hilty because she’s in every scene on Smash (oh, wait, it turns out I’ve been watching Smash on my alternate reality DVR), but she’ll be talking about her new album (and performing a number!) and describing the time she got to perform at Carnegie Hall.

Target Presents: The iheartradio Album Release Party with Justin Timberlake (CW) 8:00 PM ET
Sure, Justin Timberlake has a new album and a TV special to promote it, but he could use a few more sponsors. Maybe he could work a cola into the music video debuting in this special.

Inside the Actors Studio (Bravo) 8:00 PM ET
The amazing Tina Fey is the guest on tonight’s show.

Pretty Little Liars (ABC Family) 8:00 PM ET
After this half-season it seems silly to get excited about tonight’s finale containing a big revelation, after a season that has kept the plot moving at a pretty good pace. Still, after two seasons that ended with a Hitchcock homage, will that happen again? With Spencer state of mind, Rear Window could work.

Splash (ABC) 8:00 PM ET
ABC can get plenty of viewers for “celebrities” dancing, now it’s time to watch them try to dive. Sure, there’s nobody in the cast I’m particularly interested in seeing dive, but it does have Greg Louganis as a mentor. We’ll have an interview and photo spread with Louganis later today!

Face Off (Syfy) 9:00 PM ET
With the season nearly over, Face Off takes a moment to promote Syfy’s upcoming scripted show Defiance. Can we hope to see Grant Bowler as a guest-judge?

New Girl (NBC) 9:00 PM ET
When Schmidt becomes obsessed with buying a fish, Winston thinks it means that he’s still got unresolved issues about Cece. But what about Nick? Clearly he’s not happy that Jess has been kissing Schmidt’s guy.

Twisted (ABC Family) 9:00 PM ET
ABC Family is giving viewers a preview of its next thriller, which follows a student with a troubled, violent past who is immediately the prime suspect when another student is murdered.

What!? The Story of the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling (Logo) 9:00 PM ET
Logo’s documentary series returns with a look at the Gorgeous Ladies of Wresting, who mixed glamor, camp, violence and corny jokes. I swear I only watched because of the cheesy sketches.

Go On (NBC) 9:00 PM ET
Owen and Anne get the chance to look around in Mr. K’s home, but are disappointed to learn he’s not a Boo Radley type who is much more ordinary when you get to know him.

The New Normal (Fox) 9:30 PM ET
Bryan’s newest obsession is natural birthing techniques, which might be a bit of a betrayal considering what David does for a living. However, he starts to reconsider when he actually sees some educational materials on natural birthing. Is this The New Normal’s way to work Bryan into that “gay guys talk about vaginas” video?

Chopped (Food Network) 10:00 PM ET
Another four runners-up get a second chance only to run into mystery baskets with a “slimy sea creature” and poultry tongue.

Chelsea Lately (E!) 11:00 PM ET
Ross Mathews is on tonight’s panel with Steve Carell as Chelsea’s interview.

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

Tomorrow’s Preview

Anderson Live (syndicated)Check local listings
A second day with Snooki and Jwoww? At least this one also has a visit from Matthew Rhys.

Days of Our Lives (NBC) Check local listings
It’s not clear if WilSon are showing up tomorrow but, at the least, there’s more baby drama.


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