TV on Tap: John Stamos Joins “Necessary Roughness” and a “Sabrina” Reunion


Cartoon Network has ordered a second season of Teen Titans Go!. That makes me happy since Tara Strong’s annoyed line delivery as Raven is easily one of the funniest things on TV.

Teen Titans GoI do love how the New Teen Titans are becoming so iconic.

ABC Family has found a host for its spelling competition Spell-Mageddon, picking Silver Spoons and Fresh Prince of Bel-Air star Alfonso Ribeiro.

Remember that hot guy Louie CK hung out with (and kinda seemed to fall in love with) in that episode of Louie? FX has found a new role for him. Deadline reports that Miguel Gomez has joined the pilot The Strain, a vampire drama pilot from Guillermo del Toto and… er, Carlton Cuse.

Miguel Gomez on "Louie"That was one unforgettable Louie episode.

Vikings added two for its second season with Linus Roache and Alexander Ludwig joining the cast, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Ludwig will play Ragnar (Travis Fimmel)’s warrior son while Roache will play the King of Wessex, who I’m sure will be pals with Ragnar.

Ellen Degeneres is helping Lauren Graham adapt her debut novel into a TV series, according to Deadline. The novel, Someday, Someday, Maybe follows a woman who set a three year plan for her acting career and has only six months left.

The season premiere of Major Crimes is still sitting on my DVR, was there an adequate amount of Rusty?

The return of Major Crimes was even with its first season average (it would be silly to compare it to the series premiere which got a huge boost from the series finale of The Closer) and ranks as TNT’s top scripted broadcast of the year. Meanwhile, the premiere of The Winner Is… won its time slot but lost a third of its sizable lead-in from The Voice.


Days of Our Lives (NBC) Check local listings
What with the attack on Rafe, the kidnapping, the other attack on Rafe, Nick’s move for redemption and that time Sami shot a guy in the hospital, there hasn’t been a chance to discuss living arrangements for baby Ariana. Sonny makes a suggestion on living arrangements for this new era, free of custody battles. Be sure to join us as we liveblog the action.

Tavis Smiley (PBS) Check local listings
Tavis has a Downton Abbey double-feature with Julian Fellowes and Elizabeth McGovern.

Melissa & Joey (ABC Family) 8:00 PM ET
Considering the appeal of Melissa & Joey I’m surprised I don’t use “reunion” to describe episodes more often. (Then again, maybe I’m just conditioned by Hot in Cleveland. I’m pretty sure the classic sitcom reunions outnumber the episodes without special guest stars by now.) Tonight, however, sees Sabrina’s Quizmaster Albert, Alimi Ballard appear as a city council member who hires Mel. Now I’m hoping for Nick Bakay and Sean O’Neal.

Melissa & Joey, "Inside Job"What’s more exciting, Sabrina reunion or Clarissa reunion?

Baby Daddy (ABC Family) 8:30 PM ET
Riley decides its time she did a little volunteer work and ends up performing a few shifts as a candy striper. On a show like this, any kind of health care work, has to lead to performing mouth-to-mouth on someone she knows, with awkwardness to follow.

Ghost Hunters (Syfy) 9:00 PM ET
The TAPS team — including out investigator Adam Berry as well as Adam’s usual partner Amy Bruni, who returns from maternity leave — return for more investigations tonight. For their next investigation, they’re headed to the Shreveport Municipal Memorial Auditorium, where rock ’n roll legends have performed, including Elvis Presley’s first professional gig. Rumors persist that there are strange occurrences at the hall, which is where the TAPS team comes into play.

Baby Daddy (ABC Family) 9:00 PM ET
ABC Family asks, “What makes a better lead-in, Melissa & Joey or Baby Daddy?” and decides to try both possibilities in the same night. For our second Baby Daddy, Danny seeks break up advice from Riley (or is he just seeking a chance to drop hints that Riley should break up with Fitch?). That, unsurprisingly, goes horribly wrong.

Melissa & Joey (ABC Family) 9:30 PM ET
Everything is a chance for a hook-up for Joey a back injury introduces him to a cute chiropractor (Marl Sokoloff). If you’re wondering what Mel is up to, this episode is directed by Melissa Joan Hart, so don’t be surprised if Mel spends the episode in a food coma after Joe made a particularly good dinner.

Necessary Roughness, "Ch-ch-ch-changes"That look from a character played by David Anders is rarely good news.

Necessary Roughness (USA) 10:00 PM ET
Last season, USA’s sports drama dramatized a gay sports player coming out before we got the real life drama of Robbie Rogers and Jason Collins. The third season picks up as things are changing for the New York Hawks as Callie goes to work for a sports management agency run by John Stamos but if they want to hold my interest the best bet is to keep gay player Rex Evans (Travis Smith) in the spotlight.

Couples Therapy (VH1) 10:00 PM ET
I think my subconscious has prompted me to overlook the previous seasons of this show where faded reality stars use their showmances to wring (what we hope will be*) a final few minutes of fame. For some reason, that wasn’t the case this season, which includes gay-for-pay adult performer Dustin Zito. Let’s see if he can be more interesting this time around.
*I really hope that was Reichen and Rodiney’s final moment of prominence.

Chelsea Lately (E!) 11:00 PM ET
Ross chats with the stars of Franklin & Bash, Mark-Paul Gosselaar and Breckin Meyer. Plus, as a bonus, Fortune Feimster is on the panel.

What will you be watching tonight? Let’s discuss it in the comments!


Tomorrow’s Preview

The Wendy Williams Show (syndicated) Check local listings
Clinton Kelly is part of Wendy’s Hot Talk panel tomorrow.

Days of Our Lives (NBC) Check local listings
Gabi got new living arrangements and we’ve got a new reason for a liveblog!

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