“Game of Thrones” Plans Its End Date, Billy Eichner is Back “On the Street” and “Nashville” Wants More Oliver Hudson

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CBS has set up a site for fans of How I Met Your Mother to send a farewell message through various social media sites. The collection of sentiment is enough to make me stop muttering about how the comedy should have ended seasons ago.

Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss tell EW that they see a seven-season run for the fantasy drama. “Seven gods, seven kingdoms, seven seasons. It feels right to us.” I’d find that comforting, but that also leaves a good amount of time for things to go wrong.

Game of Thrones' Lady OlennaThen again, how wrong can things get as long as Lady Olenna keeps dropping the quips.

Based on my experience with The Vampire Diaries, my reaction to hearing about the surprise departure on The Originals was a shrug, but that’s based entirely on how irritating the character was on The Vampire Diaries. For those of you who’ve been watching The Originals will that character be any more missed than on TVD?

After True Detective, American Horror Story and True Blood, has TV maxed out on portraying Louisiana as a strange and supernatural place?

In what sounds like promising news for Nashville, the series has promoted Oliver Hudson and Will Chase to be series regulars in a potential third season. That doesn’t guarantee a third season, but this kind of move suggests the producers are feeling confident about the future.

Oliver Hudson nude in "Nashville"Sure, Oliver Hudson’s Nashville character is someone we’d like to see meet a terrible end,
but then he steps out of a swimming pool magnificently and… er, what was I saying about his character?

Heat Jack and Vision was a TV pilot that never became a series, but was inventive and funny enough that people passed the footage around. It also has one of the major hallmarks of pilots that never should have been rejected – a cast (Owen Wilson and Jack Black) and creator (Community creator Dan Harmon) who went on to bigger things. Now, Harmon says that Heat Jack and Vision may live on as an animated series.

When Bravo’s not paying him to watch TV (while a video camera films him watching TV) on The People’s Couch, Blake McIver tells Buzzfeed that he’s mostly drawn to “Soapy and glamorous,” shows like Scandal and Nashville. Just saying, those shows are great to watch while cuddling a cute guy on a comfy couch.

Blake McIver in "The Peoples Couch"Blake McIver

Despite strong competition from The Bachelor finale, NBC’s new supernatural drama Believe debuted to solid numbers. Now, the show just has to maintain that audience.

Listings

The Wendy Williams Show (syndicated) Check local listings
Billy Eichner’s visiting Wendy today to preview the new season of Billy on the Street, which debuts tonight. As a bonus, you’ve also got a visit from Cougar Town’s Busy Phillips to anticipate.

Melissa & Joey (ABC Family) 8:00 PM ET
Brando Eaton’s back this week as, er… okay, it’s not entirely clear what his character is doing, based on the episode description but I’m guessing it involves Ryder trying to let Zander live in the basement without anyone — especially Lennox — finding out.

Baby Daddy (ABC Family) 8:30 PM ET
How well does Derek Theler fill a suit of armor? Find out the answer to that question when the gang heads to the Renaissance Faire. Meanwhile, Philip Morris shows up as Tucker’s dad to play out the “pretending to a parent you have a dream job” trope.

Derek Theler in "Baby Daddy"Okay, so he looks good but it also looks like it would take a while to get him out of all that metal.

Suburgatory (ABC) 8:30 PM ET
Tessa meets a man at a college party who is so like her, he seems like a perfect match. Usually, that means that she’s about to find out what it’s like to deal with her own worst traits. .

Modern Family (ABC) 9:00 PM ET
The Pritchett children spend their day with their aunts, uncles and, er, stepbrothers as Gloria and Claire take Lily shopping for a flower girl dress while Alex and Manny join Mitch and Cam’s day out at the museum. Unsurprisingly, putting those four together becomes a parade of smug and intellectual showing off.

Clarei Bowen in "Modern Family"

Flipping Out (Bravo) 10:00 PM ET
There’s a new design assistant at the office as Jeff tries to prepare for Jenni going on leave. Once again, he’s hired a friend, which usually turns out so well for his long-term friendships. Then again, Andy is feeling as jealous as a kid who realized that a new little sister means being ignored. Maybe, this time, it won’t be Jeff who strains the relationship with the way he acts as a boss.

The Americans (FX) 10:00 PM ET
As Paige’s suspicions grow, she starts looking into her mother’s family background. Surely, this can be solved by introducing Paige to her Aunt Claudia who will give you a look that will positively terrify you if you ask too many questions. Okay, I’m just impatient to get Margo Martindale back.

Matthew Rhys and Keri Russel in "The Americans"

Nashville (ABC) 10:00 PM ET
As Will becomes more concerned about Layla learning the truth, he makes her “an offer she can’t refuse”. I’m guessing he’ll end up proposing that they see how many gossip magazine stories they can get out of a public wedding engagement? Since there aren’t many episodes left in the season, I’m guessing Will’s getting outed to Layla soon.

Billy on the Street (Fuse) 11:00 PM ET
Billy Eisner returns for another season of man-on-the-street interviews and ambush game shows.

@Midnight (Comedy Central) Midnight ET
It’s a Nerdist themed episode with Wil Wheaton, Matt Mira and Jonah Rey.

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

 

Tomorrow’s Preview

Days of Our Lives (NBC) Check local listings

There’s nothing happening to Will or Sonny in tomorrow’s spoilers. However, Sami and Adrienne talk about them. Days wouldn’t be so rude as to have people talking about Will and Sonny and not give them any screen time?

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