Lifetime Orders a Christian Siriano Show, Darren Criss Joins “Hollywood Game Night” and “Major Crimes” Hopes for a Kyra Sedgwick Appearance


TVLine reports that Major Crimes producers hope they can book Kyra Sedgwick and Billy Burke for Philip Stroh’s trial. The show tried to get Burke to appear for Stroh’s last appearance but he couldn’t fit it in his Revolution filming schedule.

History has announced an impressive cast for its upcoming mini-series Sons of Liberty. It includes Michael Raymond-James (as Paul Revere), Henry Thomas (as John Adams), Ben Barnes (as Sam Adams), Ryan Eggold (as Joseph Warren) and Breaking Bad vet Dean Norris playing Ben Franklin.

Michael-Raymond James in "True Blood"
Michael Raymond-James

Lifetime has ordered four reality series including Threads, a competition series featuring young fashion designers who will eventually face judge Christian Siriano.

The Bechdel Test was in the spotlight again, thanks to a study asking how well Doctor Who treats its female characters. io9 explains why the Bechdel Test matters and how it’s effective. Even better, it takes the time to analyze why Doctor Who does a lot better passing the Bechdel Test with Rose, Martha and Donna.

The Night Shift may have promotional cast photos that were remarkably ridiculous, but thenĀ  NBC has a history of putting out terrible promotional photos…

Hank Azaria and Kathryn Hahn in "Free Agents"
I almost erased
Free Agents from my memory. Until now.

Gossip Girl alum and Andrew Rannells’ pal Zuzanna Szadowski will appear in several episodes of Girls next season.

I’m not sure how I feel about transgender criticism of a recent Colbert Report segment on trans-inclusive care becoming part of Medicare. What’s highlighted as problematic language feels like the kind of stuff that can easily be categorized as coming from the “poorly informed high-class idiot” character.

I’m thrilled that AMC is once again making great opening sequences for their titles. The intro to Turn is amazing. Now, Halt and Catch Fire has one that’s stylish and communicates the show’s tone nicely. One of the interesting parts of a discussion of how those titles were created was how the cast portraits were designed a lot more carefully than just running a photo through a filter and making a few alterations.

Halt and Catch Fire

The second episode of The Night Shift held on to most of the viewers who watched last week’s premiere. That’s surprising considering the reviews. Perhaps people are enjoying it as unintentional parody?


Adventure Time (Cartoon) 7:00 PM ET
I don’t often get to watch TV’s most delightfully absurd half-hour, but I figure fans should get a heads-up that the series is moving to a new night and time.

Hollywood Game Night (NBC) 8:00 PM ET
Darren Criss joins tonight’s games along with Jenna Fischer, Laura Prepon, Jason Biggs, Natasha Lyonne and Mario Lopez.

Undateable (NBC) 9:00 PM ET
It looks like Brett finally gets more than just a quick gag about how he’s uncomfortable being out of the closet, this week. On tonight’s second episode, the guys pull a prank on Justin to force him to be more comfortable with Brett’s sexuality.

David Fynn and Brent MOrin in "Undateable"
Here’s a warning sign, this was the only picture from the episode that included Brett.

Last Comic Standing (NBC) 10:00 PM ET
The invitationals continue into the fourth round. I’ll be hoping another gay comic gets a chance.

Our America with Lisa Ling (OWN) 10:00 PM ET
Lisa follows-up on the original “transgender lives” episode, checking on the five trans people who were profiled in the previous installment.

Comedy Bang! Bang! (IFC) 10:30 PM ET
Flash forwards are in right now, with X-Men: Days of Future Past in theaters. Comedy Bang! Bang! similarly looks to the dark future when CB!B! airs its final episode with guest Zach Galifinakis making his first appearance since surviving a big accident.

Scott Aukerman and Zach Galifianakis in "Comedy Bang! Bang!"

The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (CBS) 12:35 AM ET
John Waters will be visiting tonight. I’m going to miss seeing chats like this after Ferguson wraps up his run.

Last Call with Carson Daly (NBC) Check local listings
Lee Pace gets profiled on the latest episode.

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


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