Alex Kingston’s “Arrow” Return and Matt Lucas Has Another “Super Fun Night”


The CW’s Flash pilot just added two more cast members. Deadline reports that Girlfriends alum Candice Patton will play Iris West, Barry Allen’s best friend. Additionally, Broadway star Carlos Valdes (Once) has been cast to play an engineering genius named Cisco Ramon. Both names should be familiar to DC comics fans but since Arrow has had a character called “Speedy” and another named Roy Harper who didn’t end up the way we would have expected, don’t nerd out too quickly.

Transgender activist Janet Mock has called out Piers Morgan Live for an interview segment that was edited to focus on the physical aspects of her transition and her relationships, sensationalizing Mock’s story with similarly sensational descriptions for Mock appearing on screen. Is it really that hard for people like Morgan or Katie Couric to do some basic research on the topic they’re about to discuss?

Janet MockThis wouldn’t have happened if Thomas Roberts were conducting the interview.

Adult Swim is expanding to start airing an hour earlier. While most TV channels struggle to get male Millennials to tune in, Adult Swim has been very successful with that demographic. Meanwhile, ratings for the Cartoon Network have been struggling, so the choice to take an hour away from one network to give it to the more popular one seems obvious in hindsight.

GSN has ordered Skin Wars, a reality competition featuring body painting artists. Rebbecca Romijn (who sported body paint as X-Men’s Mystique) hosts while RuPaul is one of the series judges.

Greek alum Jake McDorman has joined the cast of a comedy pilot about a couple starting a new relationship with “unfiltered monologues” from the two.

Jake McDorman shirtless in "Greek"Jake McDorman

The Walking Dead’s Lauren Cohan will be adding her voice to Archer this season, according to EW. She’ll play the First Lady of a Central American country under the role of a brutal dictator (Fred Armisen). I hope that means she gets to inspire a musical.

Which ’90s Nickelodeon show are you? I got Doug which is probably spot-on even if I feel like more of a Rocco.

Eddie Cahill and Misfits alum Karla Crome will be the latest people to turn out to have been living Under the Dome all this time with no one noticing.

Puppy Bowl X

The Puppy Bowl had its best year yet having drawn 13.5 million viewers for all broadcasts and improving on last year’s ratings by 24%


Arrow (CW) 8:00 PM ET
Hello sweetie, guess who’s back in Sterling City? Okay, that particular character doesn’t call people “Sweetie” but Alex Kingston’s roguish Dinah Lance might as well use River Song’s catchphrases. Dinah’s got a lot to deal with this time, with one daughter back from the dead and another sinking in a downward spiral — along with a League of Assassins member further complicating things.

Alex Kingston in "Arrow"

Melissa & Joey (ABC Family) 8:00 PM ET
Mel decides she needs to sign up for an exercise boot camp to prepare for an 8-course gourmet meal she won. Since that’s not enough of a wacky premise, she turns to Joe to be her trainer.

Opposite Worlds (Syfy) 8:00 PM ET
The live elimination episodes move to an earlier time. Since I haven’t found a way to keep up with Opposite Worlds while my DVR is starved for space, I don’t know if Jeffrey is endangered or not.

Baby Daddy (ABC Family) 8:30 PM ET
Riley’s newest job involves babysitting a scandalized priest’s daughter (Pretty Little LiarsLucy Hale) whose personality seems like a great cure for insomnia — until she’s left alone with Danny and Tucker. I hope that means another episode searching for an excuse to get Derek Theler to show off his buff torso.

Lucy Hale in "Baby Daddy"

Suburgatory (ABC) 8:30 PM ET
Turf battles are on tap for tonight’s Suburgatory. Dallas and George feel the need to negotiate exclusive rights to certain parts of Chatswin while Tessa becomes suspicious of all the time Lisa is spending with Ryan’s girlfriend June.

Modern Family (ABC) 9:00 PM ET
We find out that Cam has been using Mitch as his excuse to get out of social obligations. I think the sitcom gods deem that there must be a hilarious mixup where Mitch encounters the deceived social commitment.

Ty Burrell and Claire Bowen in "Modern Family"They’ve found the  intersection of Claire’s control issues and Phil’s love of toys.

Revealing: Celebutante (Sundance) 9:00 PM ET
Joe Zee’s latest special looks at celebrity culture and the infrastructure that builds it with interviews with bloggers Tom & Lorenzo, Simon Doonan and vlogger Bryanboy. Of course, there are social experiments to be had which means its time to find out if store attendants will treat a Tom Cruise lookalike better than an ordinary guy (isn’t the more important question how they treat a Julia Roberts lookalike dressed in a cheesy streetwalker costume?) Then he teams up with his media allies to see if empty buzz can create a Fashion Week sensation.

The Tomorrow People (CW) 9:00 PM ET
Stephen finds himself facing the man who gives ULTRA its psychopathic management philosophy, The Founder. Sadly, I don’t think this is where I get to see if my theory that this show would be a lot better without Stephen is true.

Super Fun Night (ABC) 9:30 PM ET
Matt Lucas returns this week as Kimmie tries to give herself a professional woman makeover, insisting that people call her Kimberly and that they feel embarrassed when some kind of slapstick mishap leaves her clothes getting torn off again.

Matt Lucas and Rebel Wilson in "Super Fun Night" I mostly watch to see them lip synch to Queen in the opening credits.

Nashville (ABC) 10:00 PM ET
Like a phoenix, Juliette goes from getting kicked off her label to getting offered a new record deal. There goes my hopes of having fun watching Rayna

The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (CBS) 12:35 AM ET
Jim Parsons is scheduled to visit Craig tonight.

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


Tomorrow’s Preview

The Rachael Ray Show (syndicated) Check local listings
I wouldn’t usually mention a special Olympic episode but Brian Boitano is part of Rachael’s Thursday show.

General Hospital (ABC) Check local listings
I’m still catching up with the status quo in Port Charles (which I’m enjoying but there’s a lot of diminished expectations making that possible) but Lucas is mentioned in tomorrow’s spoilers.

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