HBO is developing a show with 12 Years a Slave director Steve McQueen according to Deadline. It’s described as “Six Degrees of Separation meets Shame” and hopes to get the pilot filmed before McQueen begins his next movie.
In unsurprising news, TV’s most-watched program The Walking Dead has been renewed for a fifth season.
American Horror Story: Murder House alum, Morris Chestnut has joined the cast of TNT’s spy pilot Legends.
TVLine has the early pix of Rachel Maddow’s Simpsons counterpart in this week’s episode as Kent Brockman’s former co-host.
In further Simpsons news, TMZ says that while Mrs. Krabapple will be written off, it won’t happen anytime soon since the show has enough material from Marcia Wallace that Edna will continue to appear on the show for about a year.
In an interview with TV Guide, Gillian Anderson says she will return to Hannibal next season and has even filmed scenes for a couple of episodes.
Camp alum Juan Pablo Di Pace will be joining the cast of Dallas. If you can imagine it, his character will be initially charming but have dark secrets.
Finally. Animal Planet will be airing a show about sloths along the lines of Meerkat Manor. Now, will someone get to making a show like that about red pandas?
Days of Our Lives (NBC) Check local listings
It’s time for Will to take off to California for his writing fellowship and to make me glad there’s at least one soap that still bothers to write out characters when an actor goes on vacation.
Arrow (CW) 8:00 PM ET
Ollie’s attempt at undermining an illegal arms dealer ends up leaving Sin injured and the Canary with vengeance on her mind. All that sounds cool enough to make me forget my apprehension about trying to fit Ra’s Al Ghul and Brother Blood into a single season.
The American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards (Hallmark) 8:00 PM ET
Joey Lawrence hosts this year’s ceremony to showcase service and rescue animals. First you’re charmed by the dogs adorable nature, then you start to feel bad at how much more these animals accomplish.
Survivor (CBS) 8:00 PM ET
The teasers promise couple drama and Gervase struggling to fit in on an all-female tribe. That means it’s a quiet week for Caleb, right?
Back in the Game (ABC) 8:30 PM ET
Danny asserts his independence for Halloween by spending the night with his teammates on the Angles — providing that they can stop the school bullies from ruining the fun. That means I can hope to see some Home Alone style booby traps, right?
Ghost Hunters (Syfy) 9:00 PM ET
For Halloween, Ghost Hunters has saved its investigation into Hyde Hall in Coopersdtown, New York.
The Tomorrow People (CW) 9:00 PM ET
So far this Tomorrow People reboot has been burdened by its lead character’s stupid and entitled characterization as well as a psychopathic villain who probably shaved off his mustache to make him quit stop twirling it. Thus, I’m feeling a tad worried about tonight’s appearance by Jason Dohring as one of Ultra’s most wanted Tomorrow People. Dohring gave bad boy Logan Echolls layers but I don’t think I trust this show to write layers yet.
The Getaway (Esquire) 9:00 PM ET
The next trip takes Ryan Kwanten to Los Angeles. Now, an actor spending time in Los Angeles doesn’t sound like a getaway but maybe Kwanten doesn’t get to spend a lot of fun time in LA. Or maybe this is The Getaway’s version of a bottle episode.
The Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC) 9:00 PM ET
Rachel will be talking with Harry Reid tonight and one of the things that Rachel has promised to discuss is Reid’s plan for getting EDNA passed.
Super Fun Night (ABC) 9:30 PM ET
ABC’s nerd-com got a slow start but it has been finding its voice pretty quickly, at least when it’s not making fat jokes (which has been getting less frequent). Tonight the ladies get to meet the woman who played their favorite warrior princess (Brooke Shields) and have to face that she doesn’t live up to their worship. It’s not like you can hope to see the women of The Big Bang Theory fangirl over a Xena stand-in anytime soon.
It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia (FXX) 10:00 PM ET
The gang returns to filming Lethal Weapon 6, ony to find themselves fighting over budget and what constitutes “tasteful” nudity which, as anyone knows, is what fills the schedules of real movie directors.
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (CBS) 10:00 PM ET
Not only does tonight’s CSI have Matt Davis as part of the team, it also delivers Max Adler and Illeana Douglas, as the CSI team look into the care of a homeless man who was killed after winning big at a casino. Since their characters share the same last name, are we going to see them play family members?
American Horror Story (FX) 10:00 PM ET
Did you think the cast of American Horror Story couldn’t get any better after adding Patti LuPone last week? Oh, no. Tonight we get an investigative council looking into witch-on-witch violence, which includes Leslie Jordan.
The Arsenio Hall Show (syndicated) Check local listings
Naya Rivera is on tonight’s show. Keep your fingers crossed she’s brought her pitch for that Santana spin-off.
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Katie (syndicated) Check local listings
For her Halloween show, Katie has Bette Midler as well as the casts of Face Off and Wicked.