This week’s Vampire Diaries was supposed to have a shirtless scene for Stefan, played by Paul Wesley who also directed the episode. In an interview with EW, Wesley says he got that scene cut. “Stefan wakes up and then he has to walk around the house and I’m like, ’Does he wake up shirtless and then you want me to do like nine scenes shirtless, walking around the house? This is ridiculous. He wakes up, I need to put a shirt on.’ That was my pitch. Because that’s what I would do… It’s like the Playgirl mansion or something.”
And to that we say, “Dude, take your damn shirt off. — We don’t care what ’you’d do.’ If we wanted something true to life we wouldn’t be watching a teenage vampire show.”
Well, this can’t be good news.
Fox has ordered a quartet of pilots including an adaptation of Luther (though that’s dependent on finding someone with the gravitas to take on a role originated by Idris Elba), a drama called Frankenstien that’s not described as a retelling of Mary Shelly’s classic story but about a crooked cop who comes back to life and a comedy from the creator of Guys with Kids.
This week’s Jane the Virgin had a pretty remarkable moment that took a stance on immigration reform. It came out of one of Jane’s ridiculously soapy moments, took a serious turn and gracefully reverted to the soapiness. Showrunner Jennie Urman, discussed the story with Buzzfeed. “The hope is by personalizing this issue, and playing it out through beloved characters, we can make the political, personal… and hopefully raise consciousness, and compassion.”
Justin Bieber will be the guest-of-honor at the next Comedy Central roast. They’re going to have to work really hard to avoid making all the obvious jokes that were already made and repeated a few thousand times on the internet.
Tony winner Nina Arianda will appear in the upcoming season of Hannibal, according to TVLine. She’ll appear in a reoccurring role as Will’s future wife. Arianda worked with Hugh Dancy in a Broadway production of Venus in Fur.
Nova (PBS) Check local listings
When the Costa Concordia ship was wrecked off the coast of Italy, it became the focus of headlines. However, the story wasn’t done when the passengers were saved, clearing such a large ship is a special logistical challenge, the kind that would make Rachel Maddow giddy. Tonight, Nova takes a look at the largest ship recovery project ever attempted.
Arrow (CW) 8:00 PM ET
Days go by in Starling City since Oliver left to meet with Ra’s al Ghul and Team Arrow is starting to worry he might not be coming back. In the meantime, they do the best they can to keep order in the city.
Melissa and Joey (ABC Family) 8:00 PM ET
Dani gets a quick lesson in how to play her new parents when she wants permission to go on a date. No surprise, it’s Mel who wants to be the cool stepmom and thus is willing to put together a scheme to get around Joe’s rules.
Baby Daddy (ABC Family) 8:30 PM ET
The boys are scheming again as Ben tries to take advantage of a fortune teller working at the bar to convince Riley she should be dating him. Meanwhile, it turns out Danny didn’t run off to France. Instead, he’s been crashing at Brad place — and Brad’s life is going to get more complicated when Danny asks him to pick up some of his stuff.
Empire (Fox) 9:00 PM ET
The Lyons take a trip to Philadelphia which works as a reminder of what their life could be if his music didn’t sell, but it’s also a chance for Lucious to use Hakeem’s romance with Tianna for publicity. New problem: Hakeem has noticed another woman. Naomi Campbell is listed as a guest star tonight, I hope that’s in a scene with Cookie— they can throw things at one another.
American Horror Story (FX) 10:00 PM ET
It’s time for the Cabinet of Curiosities’ final curtain call as Dandy takes to the stage, Elsa arrives in Hollywood… and shouldn’t David Burtka be showing up in tonight’s finale?
Hot in Cleveland (TV Land) 10:00 PM ET
Joy’s sister Jill makes a a visit. Since Jill spent the last several years as a nun, Joy’s used to being the prettier one. That might change now that Jill is willing to get her hair and makeup done before stepping out.
It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia (FX) 10:00 PM ET
The gang from Paddy’s Pub doesn’t have a great record with learning about technology, so how badly will things go when they decide to sign up for an online dating site? Wow. Just think of all the inspiration Dennis could offer to one of those Tumblr sites making fun of creepy dating profiles.
The Exes (TV Land) 10:30 PM ET
With only a few weeks left before her wedding, Holly suddenly meets a great man, a congressman (Matt Letscher) with a devoted, no-nonsense assistant (played by Devious Maids scene-stealer Rebecca Wisocky). However, will he flee the relationship when he learns of Holly’s aggressive marriage plan?
Watch What Happens Live (Bravo) 11:00 PM ET
Jonathan Groff is chatting with Andy tonight.