Deadline reports that Ellen DeGeneres has sold a comedy to NBC about a lesbian who gets pregnant with her straight best friend just as he meets the love of her life.
Diane Keaton has bought the rights to remake Last Tango in Halifax for American TV, preferably for HBO.
And just to point out that our shows get adapted for other audiences, too, Nigerian TV is getting an African take on Desperate Housewives.
Lee Tergesen will be a part of The Following’s second season, according to The Hollywood Reporter. It’s probably a good bet that his character won’t be what he initially seems.
Craig Ferguson is set to host Celebrity Name Game, a syndicated game show that apparently takes inspiration from the board game Identity Crisis.
Max Minghella, who has been in a bunch of films but I mostly remember for blinking adorably in Art School Confidential, has been booked for a guest appearance on The Mindy Project, according to TVLine. I just hope
Here’s the latest clue to the nature of the next Greatest Event in Television History, which adds Kathryn Hahn, Chelsea Peretti, Jon Glaser and Catherine O’Hara (Eeeeeeee!) to the series.
How does George R.R. Martin feel about the adult film parody of Game of Thrones? He thinks his books are smuttier, particularly since the parody drops the incestual relationship key to the series. I still say they should have done sexposition in reverse, with Game of Throne characters explaining things in the background of the sex scenes.
With 19 late night talk shows currently airing, when will we reach the saturation point?
Strike Back will return for a fourth and final season. Cable TV is about to have a lot fewer explosions.
A&E is filming a reality pilot, according to Variety that will be set at Channing Tatums’s New Orleans bar Saints & Sinners. From what I’ve seen of the club, I’m guessing the sound and camera crew have extremely compact equipment.
The Talk (CBS) Check local listings
Sean Hayes is on today’s show to be generally charming and try to turn that into enough goodwill that we watch Sean Saves the World. At which point the goodwill will evaporate.
American Experience (PBS) Check local listings
What could be the PBS-iest way to join into the Halloween scares? (Other than a special detailing the history referenced by American Horror Story: Coven which would be amazing.) How about a look at the most terrifying media event of the 20th century, the broadcast of The War of the Worlds (which happened 75 years ago).
Supernatural (CW) 9:00 PM ET
While the rest of TV is getting spooky or putting on a costume for the Halloween spirit, Supernatural is unleashing one of its comedy relief episodes, one that features the return of Felicia Day as Charlie. Even better, Supernatural’s faboo lesbian nerd is about to discover the existence of Oz. Oh, Supernatural, we want Destiel and you give us Dorothy. My emotions they are mixed.
Face Off (Syfy) 9:00 PM ET
Are we down to all veterans? I guess the Vets vs. rookies twist has fizzled into an all-star season. Either way, it’s time to determine who will be in the final three, which will be determined by creating human-bird hybrids.
Trophy Wife (ABC) 9:30 PM ET
Since, the World Series has made tonight a slow TV night, might I suggest giving ABC’s comedy about an extended family a try (or a second chance). It’s the Halloween episode and, apparently, Halloween is a beloved holiday to the show’s scene-stealing kid Bert. That sounds like magic so don’t do that thing RuPaul is always warning her girls not to do, Trophy Wife.
Naked Vegas (Syfy) 10:00 PM ET
It’s been a while since Face Off had a body painting challenge, but you can now watch a whole show about a troupe of body painting artists in Vegas. For their first challenge, they create zombies for Eli Roth’s wedding.
Awkward. (MTV) 10:30 PM ET
Thankfully, Awkward. had the sense not to drag out Jenna and Colin’s secret, so now its time to find out if Matty’s going to forgive her or not. How did Matty become the insecure one in the relationship? Nicely played, Awkward.
Chelsea Lately (E!) 11:00 PM ET
The amah-zing Casey Wilson is Chelsea guest tonight while Ross Mathews is on the panel. It’s a good night for TV to be slow.
What will you be watching tonight? Please share in the comments!
Days of Our Lives (NBC) Check local listings
Bon voyage, Will.