We have the first cancellation leading in to the May upfronts as Fox has let the axe fall on the futuristic, hunktastic buddy cop show Almost Human. While ratings were good enough to merit a second season, apparently there was no room for the show with so many other dramas renewed and three strong drama pilots. I’m a little sad to think that we’ll never see Michael Ealy ask Karl Urban where he can stick his fingers without invading personal space.
My TV’s going to miss these faces.
A&E has ordered ten episodes of an English-language remake of French hit Les Revenants (The Returned).
TVGN announced several upcoming reality shows including one about the New Kids on the Block called Rock This Boat. The show will follow the band as they take a cruise with fans. Another proposed series is described as a “real life Pitch Perfect” and Soap Town where former soap stars work to develop a new primetime soap for them to star in. That last one could be fun if they can find a group of actors who are missed by soap fans. I have a bad feeling it will be a list of actors who made me reach for the fast forward button when they were in soaps the first time.
NPR’s Eric Deggans pays tribute to Craig Ferguson, saying that Ferguson “unmade the late night talk show” by throwing out all the conventions and cliches of the genre. That might not have made it easy for viewers, but it was amazing television. Plus, he had a robot sidekick which is many kinds of brilliant.
Meanwhile, Time argues that you should have watched at least 20 talk show episodes before you can weigh in on who gets the spots vacated by all the recent talk show retirements (or in the case of Stephen Colbert promotion). Even if you don’t count Comedy Central’s shows, I think I’ve got that covered from all the times I’ve watched a show just because Rachel Maddow was on.
(By the way, I totally support the idea of giving Aisha Tyler the Late Late Show job — on the condition that it doesn’t get in the way of her role on Archer.)
As far as I’m concerned, this is the definitive ending of How I Met Your Mother.
Rosie O’Donnell will appear in at least two episodes of The Fosters next season. I’m hoping someone handcuffs her to Callie, which is probably the only way to keep Callie from making bad decisions.
The Queen Latifah Show (syndicated) Check local listings
Olivia Newton-John visits to demonstrate that she can still dance the way she did back in the day.
Arrow (CW) 8:00 PM ET
After last week’s devastating development, things are looking to go crazy as the Queen family processes their grief — with Diggle and Felicity struggling to reign Ollie in for the sake of his health. But has anybody told Malcolm Merlin yet? Maybe next week.
Melissa & Joey (ABC Family) 8:00 PM ET
It’s time for another Sabrina the Teenage Witch reunion as Mel gets some big news from her doctor (played by Beth “Aunt Zelda” Broderick). Hmm, recently coupled sitcom heroine getting surprising news from her doctor. I wonder what it could be.
Suburgatory (ABC) 8:30 PM ET
Dallas gets to live out the dark ending of How I Got into College, where she gets rejected by her one college and ends up planning for a career as a golddigger looking for her sugar daddy.
Baby Daddy (ABC Family) 8;30 PM ET
Riley’s on a quest to find her bio dad. (Cue Liz Lemon to make an excited Mamma Mia! comparison.) She has the possibility down to two choices (played by David DeLuise and Secret Circle hottie Adam J. Harrington).
Million Dollar Listing New York (Bravo) 9:00 PM ET
Ryan tries to sell a “classic” house that has plenty of that old New York charm — including a feeling the place might be haunted. This calls for an investigation by some meddling kids.
Modern Family (ABC) 9:00 PM ET
This week, Cam has to deal with a different uptight member of the Pritchett family, as Claire wonders why Lily hasn’t worn the hand-me-downs Claire gave. Yes, Claire expects a girl who cosplays as cinema icons to wear hand-me-downs.
The Americans (FX) 10:00 PM ET
Phillip and Elizabeth have to deal with an “old foe” who is back in D.C. I hope that means Larrick (Lee Tergensen) because it looks like he’s still looking to cause trouble, too.
Hot in Cleveland (TV Land) 10:00 PM ET
Jason Priestley, Sarah Hyland, and Richard Ruccolo all show up on tonight’s episode as Victoria starts campaigning for an Oscar nomination.
Nashville (ABC) 10:00 PM ET
I guess last week Will got bumped for a cross promotion with ABC’s news division but he’s back tonight as Layla suggests she and her new husband sign up for a reality show. I hope that’s the set up for a spin-off mockumentary series.
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (CBS) 10:00 PM ET
Last night we saw Supernatural’s spin-off pilot. Tonight, CSI (and, I hope, Nashville) unveils its proposed spin-off as Patricia Arquette appears to help the CSI team investigate a cyber crime. I’m thinking this is an episode to watch with your snarkiest techie friend.
There’s also Gil Bellows, still looking good since his Ally McBeal days.
Flipping Out (Bravo) 10:00 PM ET
Jeff’s celebrity client George Eades is unhappy about a ballooning budget. Meanwhile, all the clients Jeff has yelled at in past seasons get to declare, “Celebrities, they’re just like us!”
The Colbert Report (Comedy Central) 11:30 PM ET
The amazing Audra McDonald is on tonight’s show. Keep your fingers crossed this doesn’t turn out to be her final Colbert Report appearance. There’s still time.
Late Night with Seth Meyers (NBC) 12:35 AM ET
Barney Frank is on tonight’s show. Sounds like it’s time for me to check in on how Meyers has settled in.
What will you be watching tonight? Please share in the comments!
The Queen Latifah Show (syndicated) Check local listings
Kathy Griffin will be on tomorrow.
The Talk (CBS) Check local listings
Linda Perry is on tomorrow’s show. I think this is her first talk show since getting married. Hopefully, her wife will be somewhere nearby.