We now know that Peter Capaldi will play the twelfth Doctor. Capaldi is a familiar face if you’re a fan of The Thick of It, Skins or The Hour. He also appeared in Torchwood: Children of Earth as well as the “Fires of Pompeii” episode of Doctor Who. Caputi’s a great actor and it’s hard to complain about his casting. Still, I wish they didn’t joke about the possibility of the Doctor being played by a woman in the lead-up. I’m fine if they’re going to keep casting straight, white, male actors in the role but I wish they wouldn’t pretend they might do something different before doing the same thing.
Alexandra Breckenridge has joined the cast of American Horror Story: Coven. Meanwhile, details about the new season were revealed to critics. Angela Bassett and Kathy Bates will portray real people, with Bates playing socialite and serial killer Madame LaLurie while Bassett will play legendary voodoo priestess Marie Laveau.
I’m starting to suspect that Arrow is working to have every hot guy who has made the internet swoon on the show. The latest, according to TVLine, is Orphan Black hunk Dylan Bruce, as a lawyer who works with Laurel. I can’t wait.
FX’s Fargo mini-series just added Billy Bob Thornton to its cast in the Steve Buscemi role, but this revelation worries me, “the series will feature a female sheriff, but unlike Frances McDormand’s Marge Gunderson, this one is a deputy in her 20s.” Doesn’t Fargo lose a little something, at that point?
Billy Eichner has joined Parks & Recreation’s upcoming Eagleton episode, TVLine reports.
The producers of The Bridge told critics that they’re still debating where they’ll take the drama once they’ve finished following the story set by the Danish/Swedish series Broen. However, they promise they won’t pull a Killing and will wrap the current mystery before the season is over and that they don’t plan on introducing a new villain for each season.
Deadline reports that Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23 creator Nahntchka Kahn, Nat Faxon and Jim Rash have sold a pilot concept to Fox. Fatrick follows a man who seems to have it all but is held back by memories of being a teased, chubby 10-year-old.
The first co-ed season of America’s Next Top Model had a strong debut improving on last season’s premiere by 50%.
The Fosters Marathon (ABC Family) starting at Noon ET
If you haven’t watched ABC Family’s newest family drama, it’s well worth the effort to try to fix that. The show about a large family led by a par of lesbian parents does a solid job tackling social issues at a breakneck pace while the characters and conflicts are compelling. There’s also the question of Jude the newest and youngest member of the Foster clan, Jude. His friendship with classmate Connor has left viewers wondering if we might be watching ABC Family’s first gay kid. It’s well worth checking out, and here’s your chance.
Little Mosque on the Prairie (Pivot) 7:00 PM ET
Pivot debuts one more buzzed comedy with this Canadian show about a Muslim community in a small Saskatchewan town. Small town, so its like Corner Gas with political debates? I don’t have many references when it comes to Canadian comedies set in small towns.
Switched at Birth (ABC Family) 8:00 PM ET
At its best, Switched at Birth can have a really subtle touch. There’s been a definite change in John after his heart attack and his visit to alternate realities, but he hasn’t had a conversion making him a different person. Jon’s reform continues this week as he tries to revisit Bay’s relationship with Ty and bring Regina further into the family.
The Fosters (ABC Family) 9:00 PM ET
If viewers rejected The Fosters, at least it would have ended in a big way as Stef and Lena’s wedding brings their parents to town (played by Stephen Collins and Lorraine Toussaint for Lena parentals and Annie Potts and Sam McMurray on Stef’s end). Thankfully, this show is a hit, so we’ll get to see what happens when Stef’s shooting becomes the next big secret waiting to explode.
Major Crimes (TNT) 9:00 PM ET
A quintet of comedy greats — Ron Glass, Tim Conway, Paul Dooley, Doris Roberts and Marion Ross — are assembled as an investigation leads to an “ancient” apartment complex. Since the building is called the “La Shangri-la” I’m going to pretend they’re all from the original version of The L.A. Complex.
Teen Wolf (MTV) 10:00 PM ET
Scott and Derek find themselves trapped in an empty hospital during a storm. Meanwhile Stiles and Isaac wave their hands in frustration at the forces of fate and point at the Ultimate Slash Madness Tourney as a reminder about who’s supposed to end up trapped in a building together.
Under the Dome (CBS) 10:00 PM ET
Apparently, The Dome has power over life and won’t allow anyone to be born without taking a death in return (which seems rather wasteful since we’ve seen Chester’s Mill residents die without a new life being offered by the dome.) Then again, maybe The Dome just realizes that “Somebody dies in this week’s episode!” is great for the promos.
Below Deck (Bravo) 10:00 PM ET
The latest charter guests make a last-minute decision to get married. For most of the crew, that’s an additional headache. For David, it’s a reminder that he’s away from his partner.