Syfy has ordered an amazing-sounding reality series. Jim Henson’s Creature Shop Challenge will basically be the creature version of Face Off with Jim Henson’s son, Brian Henson as lead judge.
CBS has made it possible to watch the pilot Super Clyde online. The rejected comedy, from Raising Hope and My Name is Earl producer Greg Garcia, starred Rupert Grint as a fast food worker who receives an inheritance and uses it to become a superhero. Stephen Fry plays Clyde’s butler, Tyler Labine plays Clyde’s brother and overall the pilot shows a frustrating amount of promise. Even if there won’t be more episodes, it’s worth watching for fans of Garcia’s previous shows.
It’s official. Jennie Garth has joined Tori Spelling’s ABC Family pilot Mystery Girls.
You can add The Six Million Dollar Man to the list of TV shows continuing as a comic book.
In a first, NBC has ordered a Swedish series to air. Welcome to Sweden is an English-language comedy made for Swedish TV starring Greg Poehler (brother of Amy Poehler) as a New Yorker who moves to Sweden.
The Breaking Bad news is slowly winding down — except we haven’t asked what famous people thought of the series’ finale. Both Oliver Stone and Britney Spears have been asked to weight in. Stone tuned in just for the last 15 minutes and found it “ridiculous” for its “fantasy violence” while Spears felt bad for Walt, hoping for an additional episode where things turn out better for him.
Fox’s planned animated comedy Murder Police (which included voice work by Jane Lynch) has been cancelled before making it to the airwaves, according to TV Guide. Executives at Fox weren’t happy with the way things were turning out, though no episodes were completed.
The debut of Megyn Kelly’s prime time show on Fox News had a solid start. Overall, she improved the overall audience by 22% over Sean Hannity’s performance in the same time slot. However, she couldn’t beat Rachel Maddow in the target demographic of viewers 25-54.
Survivor (CBS) 8:00 PM ET
Colton may have quit but Caleb is still in the game. Since he doesn’t seem the type to be on the receiving end of a “shocking blindside,” as promised by tonight’s episode description, I think he’ll be okay for the time being.
Arrow (CW) 8:00 PM ET
How did Ollie spend his summer? Apparently, he’s been away from Starling City and things have fallen apart in his absence. Queen Consolidated is facing a hostile takeover (by Summer Glau, so there better not be any talk of “Miranda”) and there’s a new vigilante in town (one Laurel is trying to take down, of course).
Back in the Game (ABC) 8:30 PM ET
As The Cannon continues to behave like a curmudgeon whose secret gooey center is yet to be discovered, Terry decides that he just needs the right woman to make him someone who would fit into the role of the reluctantly-lovable grump* that any story about misfit kids needs.
* See Bad Santa or the Bad News Bears remake, from the same creators.
The Getaway (Esquire) 9:00 PM ET
This week it’s Aisha Tyler’s turn to be the travel companion of our dreams as the comedienne heads to Paris. I hope Tyler can change my husband’s “I’ll never be interested in seeing France.” stance.
Million Dollar Listing (Bravo) 9:00 PM ET
Madison gets to laugh and yell a taunt about karma when other Josh starts to feel burned by some of the things Heather does while working with Josh.
Modern Family (ABC) 9:00 PM ET
For Modern Family’s 100th episode, we’re going to meet Cam’s sister Pam who isn’t visiting because she knows her brother is engaged — Cam has yet to figure out how to tell her his big news.
Ghost Hunters (Syfy) 9:00 PM ET
You can’t have an October go by without more investigations of haunted places and tonight the TAPS team — including out investigator Adam Berry — return to look at more haunted locations. To begin the new season, the team goes to Arkansas to investigate a mansion where a resident who killer herself still seems to be appearing. More disturbingly, there may be doppelgangers haunting the place, too.
The Tomorrow People (CW) 9:00 PM ET
Since viewers loved Stephen Amell and his magnificent abs playing a superhero, the CW thought why not get another member of the Amell family with great abs to star in a different superhero show? However, this one has Mark Pellegrino and has plenty of superpowers.
American Horror Story (FX) 10:00 PM ET
I love horror when it tries to disturb the audience and while also having something to say about society. From The Twilight Zone to Buffy the Vampire Slayer, my favorite kind of horror isn’t just looking to make me jump. That kind of horror isn’t easy, but American Horror Story has that kind of ambition. That’s the kind of thing that usually has me excited about American Horror Story, but this one promises witches, Marie Laveau and another historical figure that promises some much-needed harsh realities about the more disappointing parts of our history. That has me even more excited than usual.
Nashville (ABC) 10:00 PM ET
Before they can get to making music, Will and Scarlett get a makeover. I hope that means a makeover montage. Meanwhile, Juliette realizes her latest gig comes with an Indecent Proposal.
It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia (FXX) 10:00 PM ET
Sure, there’s a lot of tough talk among the Paddy’s pub gang, who like to claim to be badasses, but what happens when they walk in on an armed robbery?
South Park (Comedy Central) 10:00 PM ET
Everybody run, Eric Cartman is about to have a gun. Actually, only Token needs to worry because this is South Park’s take on George Zimmerman. Since it looks like Cartman is Zimmerman’s surrogate, I think we know this is headed to some cathartic, angry humor.
Watch What Happens Live (Bravo) 11:00 PM ET
Andy’s chatting with Rachel Maddow tonight.
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (CBS) 12:35 AM ET
Sean Hayes is visiting Craig to discuss Sean Saves the World.
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