TV on Tap: More “S.H.I.E.L.D.” for Cobie Smulders, “Army Wives” Nabs Brant Daugherty, and No Pick Up for “Wonder Woman” Pilot

Ye, that’s your Google Alert for The Mindy Proect and “The Office reunion” going off again.


Army Wives has added another recurring player as the show revamps itself in its seventh season. Brant Daugherty will appear as a recent West Point graduate and a love interest for one of the new Wives, according to Deadline. If Daugherty looks familiar to you, it might be because he appeared on Days of Our Lives as the guy who had an interest in Sonny just when Will wasn’t sure how out he could be on? You know, the guy who made us question our loyalty to WilSon before that story could get going? (Our interview with Brant Daugherty here.)

As pilot season news continues, ABC is adapting another Britcom, this time hiring Rob Corddry to star in an adaptation of Spy, about a single father who accidentally gets hired by the secret service. Meanwhile, NBC has ordered the Charlize Theron-produced drama that tells a modern day version of the story of the Hatfields & McCoys.

The faboo Allison Janney has joined the CBS pilot Mom. She’ll play the mother of series star Anna Faris. I’m keeping my fingers crossed Mom does a better job of capturing the talent of its cast than Mr. Sunshine did.

The CW has finalized its pilot orders and passed on the Wonder Woman reboot Amazon, according to Deadline. The network plans to continue working on it as a possibility for next year and it sounds like Allan Heinberg (who created Hulkling and Wiccan and wrote a short and promising run on the Wonder Woman comic) is still writing the script, which is encouraging. However, the network did order a pilot of Greg Berlanti’s reboot of The Tomorrow People.

One final bit of pilot news: Cobie Smulders told I Am Rogue that she might reprise her Avengers role in the S.H.I.E.L.D. pilot. There’s nothing in her How I Met Your Mother contract to forbid it and Smulders says there are discussions of her appearing.

OMG, Jane Kaczmarek is going to appear in the final season of Breaking Bad, everybody! Actually, I feel like I should be excited about this as a huge fan of both Malcolm in the Middle and Breaking Bad but am a little worried about the reunion being a little distracting.

Andy Dehnart observes that the casting call for Catfish sought people who want to confess to faking an online identity, even though the show presents things as if they were approached by the deceived. That would explain why Nev has a fairly easy time getting people who have dodged face-to-face contact for years to agree to a meeting. Considering the questions about the Catfish movie’s honesty, is anyone surprised? And yet, Catfish is still ridiculously addictive.

Cartoon Network has cancelled its two DC series, Green Lantern: The Animated Series (which has managed to get past my general disinterest in Green Lantern) and Young Justice. However, the DC Nation programming block will live on with upcoming series Beware the Batman and Teen Titans Go.

Oh blerg, the next recipient of a summer trial talk show (following in the footsteps of Wendy Williams, Fran Drescher and Bethenny Frankel) is Kardashian mama Kris Jenner.

Revenge is introducing another man from Emily’s past as TVLine reports that Collins Pennie will play Emily’s foster brother. Is this the first time Revenge introduced a person of color character who isn’t working for the rich people?

The upcoming season of South Park will be shorter than usual. Instead of running as two half-seasons of seven episodes, there will only be one ten-episode run. That will give time for creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone to work on other projects.

The ratings for Spartacus’s final season premiere was good but not great. 2.5 million viewers tuned in, but that’s down slightly from last season (which drew 2.7 million eyeballs) and from the premiere of the prequel series (which was watched by 2.8 million).


Anderson Live (syndicated) Check local listings
It’s a busy day for Anderson with DallasPatrick Duffy and Linda Gray while out chef Anne Burrell tries to convince Anderson that her “famous” Brussels sprouts recipe can win him over. Oh Anderson, veggies like spinach and Brussels sprouts are delicious when cooked properly, you can afford to go to restaurants that have good chefs. Maybe it’s time to start eating like a grown up. You’re still allowed to occasionally have a frosty/Captain Crunch smoothie for dinner, once in a while.

The New Ricki Lake Show (syndicated) Check local listings
Ricki’s focusing on what goes behind the scenes of Hollywood’s glamour and that includes a talk with stuntwoman Angela Meryl who has worked as Beyonce, Halle Berry and Rihanna’s body double.

The Ellen DeGeneres Show (syndicated) Check local listings
Ellen’s talking with Oscar nominee Sally Field today.

Pioneers of Television (PBS) Check local listings
The spotlight falls on the superhero TV shows from the camp of 1960s’ Batman, the fab of Wonder Woman in the 70s, and the 80s entry The Greatest American Hero.

Raising Hope (Fox) 8:00 PM ET
Now that the Tuesday night comedies have seen two shows fall, Raising Hope is doing double-duty as Sabrina hires the camera crew from Modern Family to record her wedding to Jimmy. Hold on, does that mean Modern Family is a reality show in the Raising Hope universe? That just begs for a crossover where the Chance family meets Cameron Tucker, the reality TV star.

Pretty Little Liars (ABC Family) 8:00 PM ET
After a big episode like what we got last week, it’s time for an aftermath ep. Tonight Spencer decides she’s tired for all the lying — and that includes the lies being told by Aria, Hanna and Emily.

Go On (NBC) 9:00 PM ET
Now that Ryan has started dating, he’s finding himself once again haunted by his wife, Janie, who is showing up at the most inopportune, mood-killing moments. Since I’m already imagining crossovers, I’m wondering how things would go if Janie met Being Human’s Sally.

The Lying Game (ABC Family) 9:00 PM ET
When Sutton took a long drive off of a short pier (wait, doesn’t this show happen in the lush state of Arizona?) it seemed inevitable that she’d survive the experience. After all, where’s the fun in a show about a surviving twin? Still, Emma starts to realize Sutton’s survival might have involved more than just the demands of the show’s plot and might reveal even more shadiness on Sutton’s part.

Happy Endings (ABC) 9:00 PM ET
The other show pulling double duty to fill-in for fallen Tuesday night comedies starts off with a promising plot for Max who vows revenge when the gang pulls a prank on him. (It sounds a bit like a Happy Endings take on How I Met Your Mother’s slap bet.) Then, the gang goes to a wedding expo and Max and Brad find themselves wandering into the section where all the vendors targeting gay couples are set up.

New Girl (Fox) 9:00 PM ET
Not only does tonight promise the return of “True American,” but we get Brenda Song with her secret for getting Winston’s attention — acting completely disinterested in him.

Face Off (Syfy) 9:00 PM ET
I’m going to start dreading superhero challenges if the competitors are never able to come up with characters that seems appropriate for a superhero comic. Thankfully, this week’s challenge involves creating demon characters. Everyone should have experience with that kind of creature.

The Mindy Project (Fox) 9:30 PM ET
Mindy gets another Office reunion. BJ Novak appears as the latest guy for Mindy to fall for. The only problem — she’s not sure how she feel about his female BFF.

The New Normal (NBC) 9:30 PM ET
Bryan starts to obsess about breast feeding, regretting he can’t have that kind of experience with his daughter and, eventually, taking up the cause of increasing acceptance for public breast feeding.

White Collar (USA) 10:00 PM ET
Now that Neal’s father has turned into the next major story arc, Peter and Neal take on a case that should bring them closer to understanding how Papa Cafferty was framed by investigating a corrupt Senator.

Chopped (Food Network) 10:00 PM ET
This set of Chopped champions take on mystery baskets that include eggs of the Araucana, a Chilean breed of chicken.

Justified (FX) 10:00 PM ET
Yeah, surprise, Ellen May goes back to Boyd and Ava, which forces them to debate how to handle the whole “If you leave don’t come back” part. On one hand, that’s probably setting a bad precedent. On the other, Ellen May probably won’t be able to keep that in her brain for long.

Chelsea Lately (E!) 11:00 PM ET
Ross Mathews is on tonight’s panel as Emmy Rossum talks with Chelsea.

Watch What Happens Live (Bravo) 11:00 PM ET
Whoopi Goldberg is Andy’s guest tonight.

Last Call with Carson Daly (NBC) Check local listings
Carson’s dedicating a segment to Kevin Smith.

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

Tomorrow’s Preview

Anderson Live (syndicated) Check local listings
Scandal President Tony Goodwin is appearing on tomorrow’s show.

The Talk (CBS) Check local listings
Neil Patrick Harris is visiting tomorrow’s show.

Days of Our Lives (NBC) Check local listings
Nick preparations for the custody fight heads into dangerous territory, looking into the Brady family history for dirt.


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