TV on Tap: “Teen Wolf” Renewed, a “Manhattan” Bomb Story and “Hannibal” Would Kill for Clarice


HBO has ordered a comedy special, 7 Days in Hell, where Andy Samberg and Kit Harington play rival tennis players facing off at Wimbledon. If that means we get to see Kit Harrington wear tennis whites, I’m in.

Mayim Bialik has been picked to co-host TV Land’s Candid Camera revival. She’ll be joined by Peter Funt, son of Candid Camera creator Allen Funt.

MTV has ordered a fifth season of Teen Wolf. It will consist of 20 episodes, split in half like previous seasons.

Teen Wolf season 4 cast
Teen Wolf Season 4 cast

Eileen Davidson has joined The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills for the reality show’s fifth season, according to RadarOnline. Radar says that Davidson is getting a record-setting salary for a new castmember. The other new Beverly Hills cast member is Lisa Rinna, another former Days of Our Lives star. I gave up on RHoBH in the second season when things started getting nasty (sadly, from the sounds of things it got a lot worse from there) but Davidson’s presence could get me to give the show another chance.

Bryan Fuller says that he still hopes that MGM (who owns the rights to the character) will let Clarice Starling appear in Hannibal’s fourth season, which should take inspiration from The Silence of the Lambs.

The upcoming ABC Upstairs/Downstairs-in-a-country-club drama, Members Only has added Michael Landes to the cast. I watched The Wedding Belles for Landes’ handsome mug (well, that and Missi Pyle) and I’m already excited about the cast of Members Only. I can’t wait.

Michael Landes

Even though Project Runway has yet to find the next new iconic name in fashion (though Christian Siriano comes close) the Washington Post says the show has functioned as a lesson in how tough it is to become a name brand in fashion.

The Hub has announced its version of Shark Week, Bark Week, which will feature episodes of It’s Me or the Dog and Too Cute! along with movies like 101 Dalmatians and Cats & Dogs.

MTV’s classic Undressed debuted 15 years ago and Morning After remembers 15 Undressed stars who moved on to much bigger roles. Now, it also works as a time capsule to how some stars looked 15 years ago.

Pedro Pascal when he was cute instead of devastatingly handsome.

Even though Legend of Korra has been pulled from the schedule, the series will continue. The remaining episodes will debut on That’s usually the sign of a burn-off but the series’ creators say the fourth season is still in production.

The View has been generating headlines recently, losing two hosts and bringing Rosie O’Donnell back, but viewers haven’t come back to see Sherri Shepherd and Jenny McCarthy’s last days on the show.

Vulture’s Josef Adalian analyizes Under the Dome’s sinking ratings and determines things aren’t as bad as they seem — for now. There’s a good chance the sinking ratings could turn out to be explained away by increased DVR use and even then the ratings are still strong for a scripted summer drama.

Friday’s Listings

The View (ABC) CHeck local listings
Kristin Chenoweth is on today’s guest list.

Crossbones (NBC) 10:00 PM ET
Not only is this show in jeopardy, Lowe is about to find himself in the way of Nenna’s escape plans, which will put him in danger, too.

Don’t worry about Lowe, I’ve played
Skyrim , a dragon should be saving him at this point.

Almighty Johnsons (Syfy) 10:00 PM ET
For all the jokes we made about the show’s title, we’ve got our second episode in a row about Axl’s sex life as he meets a librarian who claims to be Frigg, wife of Odin.

Saturday’s Listings

The Choking Game (Lifetime) 8:00 PM ET
It’s time for a Lifetime movie about a thing the kids are doing these days that should make us worry. This time it’s choking, which isn’t just a thing done by those nihilistic kids on The Leftovers.

The Memory Book (HMC) 9:00 PM ET
The latest Hallmark movie gives us the Luck Macfarlane fix we’ve needing with this movie about a lonely, single photographer (Once Upon a Time’s Meghan Ory) who finds an old photo album that belonged to a happy couple (Adrienne Barbeau and Art Hindle) and is determined to learn more about them. She is eventually joined in her mission by a “mysterious but charming” bartender (Macfarlane) and the quest turns into romance. But will this Hallmark movie tell viewers where they can find their own memory books?

Luke Macfarlane and Meghan Ory in The Memory Book

Mega Shark Vs Mecha Shark (Syfy) 9:00 PM ET
Syfy hopes it can whet your appetite for the upcoming Sharknado sequel with Mega Shark’s latest encounter with a terrifying hybrid out of nature. Mega Shark may have faced the Giant Octopus and Crocosaurus but will the Mecha Shark be its downfall?

Almost Royal (BBC America) 10:00 PM ET
Poppy and George finish their tour in Nashville where Poppy will try to become a country singer and George goes fishing.

Almost Royal

Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23 (Logo) 10:00 PM ET
June has been building up her stress levels thanks to work, prompting Chloe to feel something resembling concern. Would you be surprised to find out that Chloe ends up expressing that concern by giving her a herbal remedy that makes her blackout for a whole day?

The Haunting of… (LMN) 10:00 PM ET
Dot Jones tells the story of how she has been haunted since childhood and her attempts to figure out why the paranormal seems to follow her in life.

Sunday’s Listings

Vicious (PBS) Check local listings
If Ash thought his visits to Freddie and Stuart were awkward, just wait until he brings his new girlfriend over for dinner.

Big Brother (CBS) 8:00 PM ET
This certainly could turn out to be tineresting. This week, we’ve got Zach and Frankie sharing the Head of Household role. I’m sure when producers came up with the dual-HoH twist, they were hoping they could get a pair involved in a showmance as Heads of Household. However, I doubt they were predicting the season’s biggest showmance would involve two guys.

True Blood (HBO) 9:00 PM ET
Eric and Pam find a new ally in their pursuit of Sarah Newlin. Maybe this means they get together with whatever yakuza are still alive and say, “Does it matter who kills Sarah Newlin as long as she pays for her genocidal crimes?”


Oprah: Where Are They Now (OWN) 9:00 PM ET
Oprah talks with Fran Drescher this week to discuss Drescher’s cancer diagnosis and how she battled the disease.

Sharkmania: The Top 15 Bigest Baddest Bloodiest Bites (Syfy) 9:00 PM ET
Syfy’s lead-up to Sharknado 2 continues with this countdonwn of moving shark bites.
Will Jaws be able to beat the come court advantage of Sharktopus and Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus? Me, I’m rooting for Shark Attack 3: Megalodon’s many great snacks.

The Witches of East End (Lifetime) 9:00 PM ET
You know how it goes. First you invite one guy, then he tells one of his friends to come along. Next thing you know, Frederick is dealing with a whole bunch of unwelcome Agardians in Fair Haven.

Why didn’t I realize sooner that carboys worked great for homebrew and Halloween decorations?

Halt and Catch Fire (AMC) 10:00 PM ET
The team arrives in COMDEX but thay’re not going to get to show off the Giant without facing down a bunch of new complications.

Manhattan (WGN) 10:00 PM ET
WGN gets more historically accurate for its second drama, which follows the effort to create the atomic bomb in Los Alamos, New Mexico. I’ve read a few accounts about the effort and there are plenty of ways it could make for a very compelling tale. Plus, the cast includes Jon Benjamin Hickey to give you another reason to tune in.

The cast of WGN’s Manhattan

The Leftovers (HBO) 10:00 PM ET
The latest hate crime in town leaves Laurie questioning her will power and (I’m guessing) her ability to keep up with the no-speaking risk-carpal-tunnel-to-communicate ways of the Guilty Remnants.

The Strain (FX) 10:00 PM ET
While the other three survivors go out being the vampire version of Typhoid Mary, Captain Redfern is in the hospital as Eph and Nora work to cure him.

What will you be watching this weekend? 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.