Damon Wayans Jr. Returns to “New Girl” and Timothy Olyphant Joins “The Mindy Project”


Bryan Batt has joined the cast of the Lifetime drama pilot Unreal, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The drama follows a staffer on a dating reality show tasked with manipulating the participants. Batt will play a gay man who works as a producer on the show.

Brian Batt in "Mad Men"Mad Men could still use a check in with Sal.

Breaking Bad alum Anna Gunn will make a guest appearance on The Mindy Project, according to E!. Gunn will play a doctor with an exclusive clientele who wants Mindy to start working at her firm.

Are you ready to spend your mornings at Bayside High? Because E! is about to start airing two hours of Saved By the Bell every morning.

Former Legend of the Seeker hunk Craig Horner has been cast in Hindsight, Deadline reports. The pilot for VH1 follows a woman on the verge of remarrying but wakes up 15 years in the past, just as before her first wedding to Horner’s character.

Craig Horner in "Elgend of the Seeker"Criag Horner

Since setting the entire final season of How I Met Your Mother over three days has been such a success, there will be further experimental storytelling with an episode told entirely in rhyme. Will this go as well as the idea to have one storyline being about Marshall being stuck in an SUV with Sherri Shepherd doing stereotypical angry black lady voices?

The pilot for the Syfy version of 12 Monkeys has added to its cast former Nikita nerd Aaron Standford.

Aaron Stanford in "Nikita"This show will let Standford do his Dalek voice at some point, right?

Murphy Brown creator Diane English is writing the script for a comedy starring Sophia Grace and Rosie, those two little girls who keep showing up on Ellen DeGeneres’ show. I’m not sure if even my fond memories of Murphy Brown can get me to watch that.


The View (ABC) Check local listings
It’s the day of the rare Kathy Griffin appearance on The View. That almost makes up for co-host Brad Garrett.

The Talk (CBS) Check local listings
It’s a Love Boat reunion with Gavin MacLeod (the Captain), Bernie Koppell (“Doc”), Ted Lange (Isaac), Fred Gandy (Gopher), Lauren Tewes (Julie) and Jill Whelan (Vicki). Meanwhile, Jack Jones will appear to perform the theme song. Or maybe he’ll be performing his version of Dionne Warwick’s cover of the theme song.

Days of Our Lives (NBC) Check local listings
Sonny has some news about Gabi that puts Sami in a bad mood. That’s otherwise known as news about Gabi.

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D (ABC) 8:00 PM ET
Er, what does it mean when the episode description says “No one is safe — not even the team”? Is this show already thinking of reshuffling the cast? Because as much as I want to like Fitz and Simmons, this show hasn’t done a great job finding interesting things for them to do.

Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.l.D.

The Chase (GSN) 8:00 PM ET
GSN’s addictive British import returns with new episodes and a familiar face as one of this season’s contestants.

30 For 30 (ESPN) 8:00 PM ET
ESPN turns to the story of Tonya and Nancy, the time when Olympic figure skating turned into tabloid fodder. Do I need to recap the tale? You probably know it by now.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Fox) 8:30 PM ET
The latest way Jake drags down everybody at the precinct is by making an arrest without getting enough evidence beforehand. Now everyone is stuck working an extra weekend shift, but at least that gives Terry the chance to get some advice from Captain Holt on handling in-laws.

Andy Samberg and Andre Braugher in "Brooklyn NIne-Nine"

Face Off (Syfy) 9:00 PM ET
Since this season’s twist was a mix of the classic and the new, why not come up with a final challenge that mixes something classic, but not usually done with prosthetic make-up? Thus, to determine this season’s winner, the final three have to come up with a swan and sorcerer for Swan Lake.

New Girl (Fox) 9:00 PM ET
We’ve lost Happy Endings and the cast has been scattered to the wind but at least that means we get to see what they had in mind for Damon Wayans Jr.’s character, Coach. Meanwhile, Jess and Cece meet a “handsome stranger” played by Taye Diggs and… take it away Wilhelmina Slater.

Max Greenfield, Jake Johnsno an Damon Wayans, Jr in "New Girl"

Supernatural (CW) 9:00 PM ET
Sure, Dean may be fiercely loyal, incredibly protective and love a good burger, but that doesn’t mean you know how things will turn out when Dean has a mind meld with a German Sheppard who was the only witness to a pair of murders. We do hope this means he’ll let Castiel affectionately rub his head.

The Mindy Project (Fox) 9:30 PM E
In order to prove that she’s not too picky, Mindy goes out with a skateboarder who, er, looks like Timothy Olyphant. Ah, to be a sitcom writer and come up with stories where you’re lowering yourself when you date a guy who looks like Timothy Olyphant.

Timothy Olyphant in "The Mindy Project"Yeah, even with the neck tattoo…

Chopped (Food Network) 10:00 PM ET
Four past cheftestants who made it to the dessert round but didn’t win get a second chance at victory. Will a “faux meat” (so, tofurkey? soyrizo?) in the appetizer basket and “bubble tea” (like a cup of bubble tea or big tapioca pearls?) be the mystery ingredients that help them win?

The Shahs of Sunset (Bravo) 10:00 PM ET
Bravo’s Persian-American gang are back. Last season saw relationships crumble — whether that’s Reza business relationship with MJ or GG’s being estranged from the group. Will this season begin with some mending of fences, or will we need to have new cast members introduced?

Chelsea Lately (E!) 11:00 PM ET
Ross Mathews must still be on Chelsea’s good list since he’s on the panel the same night Stephen Amell is Chelsea’s interview guest.

Watch What Happens Live (Bravo) 11:00 PM ET
Andy’s talking with The Shahs of Sunset’s Reza Farahan and the former Chuck, Zachary Levi

The Late Show with David Letterman (CBS) 11:35 PM ET
Kathy Griffin is keeping her birthday week busy by visiting Dave.

Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (NBC) 12:35 AM ET
Zachary Quinto is on tonight’s show.

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


Tomorrow’s Preview

The Talk (CBS) Check local listing
Tomorrow’s show sounds pretty faboo with Tori Spelling and Chris Hardwick.

The Wendy Williams Show (syndicated) Check local listings
There’s even more Kathy Griffin tomorrow.

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