NBC may have cancelled Sean Saves the World but it is already working on another GLBT-inclusive program. The network is developing a comedy from out 2 Broke Girls writer Liz Feldman called One Big Happy. The series is about a lesbian and her straight male best friend who decide to have a baby together, only to have things complicated when he meets the love of his life. The project is co-produced by Ellen DeGeneres.
NBC has also ordered a comedy pilot that teams up Happy Endings creator David Caspe with his fiance Casey Wilson (who played Penny). Marry Me follows a couple who have been together for a long time but are surprised to see their relationship dynamic change after getting engaged.
TV Guide reports that the great Eileen Davidson will be returning to Days of Our Lives for a “powerful” story arc as the greatest soap villainess not named Sheila or Solita. I’d be excited but knowing how far Days tapes in advance, I’m trying to temper that excitement so it can survive several months.
In the Days of Our Lives universe, I’m convinced that Julie Brown
has made a comedy special telling the Kristen Blake story.
Deadline reports that John Noble and Lyndie Greenwood have both been signed to be series regulars on the second season of Sleepy Hollow.
CBS has ordered a pilot from The Following creator Kevin Williamson. The series is about the LAPD Threat Management Unit, which deals with stalkers. There are so many elements (the network of Criminal Minds, the creator of The Following and a premise that could generate a constant flow of women in jeopardy) that makes this sound like a potential source of rage and frustration.
In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Grammy producer Ken Ehrlich professed ignorance about to complaints that the CBS broadcast cut away from showing any same-sex kisses during the ceremony’s mass wedding.
It may be a critically beloved and a Golden Globe winner, but I don’t think Brooklyn Nine-Nine gets enough praise. Not only is it a very funny show, with a diverse cast that doesn’t veer into stereotypical jokes, a solid handle on gender and a great gay character, it’s probably the most progressive sitcom on TV.
How I Met Your Mother’s 200th episode was the series’ most-watched episode since last February. However, things did not go as well for The Following, which lost half of the viewers who checked out the season premiere.
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Wanda Sykes is on today’s guest list.
Melissa & Joey (ABC Family) 8:00 PM ET
In an attempt to avoid that “Moonlighting curse”, Mel declares she wants him to court her while maintaining a live-in job that makes spending time together difficult. Perhaps Joe could tell her that while giving in to that unresolved sexual tension is one way to get lose that snappy couple banter, not having time to talk also loses the snappy banter.
Arrow (CW) 8:00 PM ET
All it took was getting injected with mirakukru for Roy to get Oliver’s attention. Now, Ollie’s willing to train Roy, but Roy refuses unless Oliver agrees to take off the Arrow mask and reveal his civilian identity. As you’d expect of a guy with trust and control issues, Ollie’s hesitant — until Roy gets in the way of a major operation. Okay, does Diggle or Felicity end up being the one to give him a verbal smack to the head.
Baby Daddy (ABC Family) 8:30 PM ET
Matt Dallas returns this week just in time to create some tension for Ben and Riley’s new relationship. Meanwhile, Tucker gets a job as Mary Hart’s assistant.
Suburgatory (ABC) 8:30 PM ET
Just as Tessa starts to notice that George hasn’t been taking care of himself since his breakup with Dallas, she has her own breakup to face since Ryan is about to visit Chatswin with his new girlfriend. That’s right, if Friday’s Enlisted wasn’t enough, there’s double the Parker Young hottness this week. That is not unwelcome.
The Tomorrow People (CW) 9:00 PM ET
Last week, Peter was only mentioned and never seen, robbing us of some Robert Gant screen time. Tonight The Tomorrow People tries to fix that oversight as Peter takes Stephen’s whole family camping.
MTV Unplugged (MTV) 9:00 PM ET
Miley Cyrus reminds the world she’s not just a twerking, wrecking-ball rider who makes headline-grabbing music videos and award show performances with an Unplugged performance. Even Madonna shows up to pass on the pop diva torch.
American Horror Story (FX)10:00 PM ET
We’re finally at the final chapter of Coven which means it’s time to face the seven wonders trial and the revelation of the new Supreme. I’ll be honest, I was rooting for Nan but Nan’s dead, (unless American Horror Story is going to undo another plot point before this is all over) so… go Misty?
This season’s lesson, don’t break pretty boys’ brains. You won’t be able to put them back together again.
The Exes (TV Land) 10:00 PM ET
Kirstie (TV Land) 10:30 PM ET
It’s a Kristen Johnston double feature (I hope that means her health has improved) as Johnston returns to The Exes before appearing on Kirstie as the woman whose identity and career Maddie stole.
Fleming: The Man Who Would Be Bond (BBC America) 10:00 PM ET
BBC America finds an especially British topic for its first event mini-series, casting Dominic Cooper to play Ian Fleming, the English journalist, intelligence officer and author. You might have heard of a character he created, James Bond.
Nashville (ABC) 10:00 PM ET
The stress of career pressure gets Will and Layla to realize they have more in common than they thought. I hope that means we’re about to find out that Layla is a closeted lesbian worried about destroying her career. Anything else would feel a little too cliched for a show as good as Nashville.
Opposite Worlds (Syfy) 10:00 PM ET
It’s time for another live eviction… er, I mean elimination episode. So far, Jeffrey and JR’s alliance has been the only thing managing to be more interesting than the set. Will that get sabotaged early in the season, as things tend to go on these real time reality shows?
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (NBC) 12:35 AM ET
Ronan Farrow is set to visit Jimmy tonight. I figure he’ll be either talking up his upcoming MSNBC show, making jokes at his father’s expense or both.
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