“The Fosters” Showrunners Respond to Questions About Jude, and “Arrow” Plans a Birds of Prey Episode


TV Guide reports that Jessica de Gouw will be returning to Arrow as The Huntress in an episode titled “Birds of Prey”. There’s a Black Canary in Starling City now, so does that mean Felicity will start calling herself “Oracle“?

Steven Moffat talked with Vulture about this week’s Sherlock and said this was the scene he wanted to see ever since he was a boy reading Arthur Conan Doyle’s stories. “I remember being a 12-year-old kid thinking, Oh, why didn’t we see Sherlock be the best man? Please, can we see that? That would be the best story in the whole world, and I don’t care if there’s a crime in it or not, because it must have been the best and worst speech of all time!”

Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman in "Sherlock"

TV Land has ordered eight episodes of Jennifer Falls, a single-camera comedy starring Jaime Pressly as a career woman who moves back with her mom after losing her job. (Fallen career women seem to be a trend, a few days ago USA ordered a series with Eliza Coupe as a corporate lawyer who has to start her career over after a nervous breakdown.) The series also stars the hilarious Jessica Walter and Missi Pyle, which means this will either be amazing or an infuriating waste of talent (like Pressly and Walter’s previous live action sitcoms, I Hate My Teenage Daughter and Retired at 35).

Jonathan Banks has joined the cast of Breaking Bad prequel Better Call Saul, according to Deadline, reviving his Breaking Bad character, Mike. It’ll be great to hear Mike’s curmudgeonly bluntness again.

Yesterday, snicks showed you Peter Capaldi’s costume as The Doctor. That prompted io9 to ask if the resemblance to third Doctor (Jon Pertwee) is a coincidence or if it’s a hint of what we can expect from Capaldi’s Doctor.

Peter Capaldi and Jon Pertwee in "Doctor Who"

ABC has ordered a pilot from Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23 creator Nahnatchka Kahn. Fresh Off the Boat is based on chef Eddie Huang’s memoir, about the clash between an assimilated Taiwanese-American teen and his more “fresh off the boat” parents. That’s Kahn’s second pilot, Fox also ordered Fatrick with stars Marcia Cross and Apartment 23’s Ray Ford.

Yes, conservative pundits melted down over the Grammy’s big wedding. Stay predictable, people! Don’t forget to include ridiculous levels of hyperbole and a misplaced sense of persecution.

In talking to Slate, The Fosters showrunner Peter Paige addresses speculation about the youngest character, Jude, “I don’t think that we’ve decided anything definitive about Jude. Jude is curious, and we’re exploring that. As he comes together and decides to create a certain identity for himself, we’ll uncover it then, but I don’t think that conversation is by any means over for any of us.” I love that ABC Family has expanded the definition of family programming to intelligent programming that actually depicts the world we live in.

Hayden Byerly  and David Lambert in "The Fosters"

4.4 million viewers watched Lifetime’s Lizzie Borden Took an Ax. That doesn’t match Flowers in the Attic but still enough to be the night’s top broadcast.


Degrassi (Teen Nick) 9:00 PM ET
While most of broadcast TV is taking the night off to get out of the way of the State of the Union speech, Teen Nick isn’t afraid to launch Degrassi on a new night. I lost track of Degrassi after Adam’s funeral, especially since there hasn’t been enough of Tristan to hold my attention and “EClaire” are threatening to eat the show again.

Face Off (Syfy) 9:00 PM ET
It’s time for the first individual challenge as the artists have to create dragon-human hybrids. I think they want to know what it would look like to turn that dinosaur erotica into a movie.

Supernatural (CW) 9:00 PM ET
The Winchester brothers check on Garth after hearing that he’s in the hospital. However, Garth’s not happy to see Sam and Dean, making a quick escape from the hospital, prompting a question of what could make someone run from piles of handsome like Sam and Dean.

 DJ Qualls and Jensen Ackles in "Supernatural"

The Haves and the Have Nots (OWN) 9:00 PM ET
I feel like I missed an episode because tonight’s previews make it look like we’re already at Benny’s funeral. That seems like rather speedy storytelling considering the pace of previous episodes. Still, that does lead to awkward squirming in the pews as the Cryer and Harrington families connect the hit and run driver who killed Benny to the car Wyatt totaled.

The Shahs of Sunset (Bravo) 9:00 PM ET
The gang put aside their tensions for a group trip to Turkey, where they will attend Asa’s family reunion. For Reza that trip means contemplating about what it means to be a gay man in a country with a primarily Muslim population.

No You Shut Up (Fusion) 9:30 PM ET
I don’t have the Fusion channel but its name is supposed to indicate an interest in mixing cultures as well as TV genres. That’s exemplified in its comedy news show where Paul F. Tompkins discusses the issues with with characters from the Henson company. If you have Fusion that should make for the second Best. State of the Union. Coverage Ever. (The first is anything with Rachel Maddow, of course.) I’m calling my cable company now.

 Paul Tompkins in "No You Shut Up"

Cougar Town (TBS) 10:00 PM ET
The whole town of Gulf Haven decides that if “Talk Like a Pirate Day” is more fun than a barrel of rum (honestly a barrel of monkeys doesn’t sound like a lot of fun, penguins might be fun since they’d huddle adorably) why not turn the whole town into a pirate cove for “Buccaneer Week”?

Justified (FX) 10:00 PM ET
Hey, look, it’s the rare appearance by Tim as he and Raylan end up trapped on top of cars as they try to keep away from a guard dog. Sadly, they take shelter on top of different cars so there goes the hope of seeing your fanfic come to life where they are stranded together, the temperature drops and then slashy things happen.

 Jacob Pitts in "Justified"More Tim! Finally!

Opposite Worlds (Syfy) 10:00 PM ET
So far, Syfy’s new reality show has turned out to be a more interesting and less guilt-inducing take on Big Brother (that is relative to Big Brother with its promotion of bigoted competitors and repetitive nature). Opposite Worlds also has a gay competitor, Jeffrey, who has been picked by viewers to receive a punishment (ironically, his ally, J.R. was picked to get a reward) that will be revealed in tonight’s show.

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (NBC) 11:35 PM ET
Wanda Sykes is joining Jay for what’s likely to be her final chat with the departing Tonight Show host.

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


Tomorrow’s Preview

The Talk (CBS) Check local listings
There’s more Wanda Sykes tomorrow.

American Horror Story (FX) 10:00 PM ET
Who will be revealed as the Supreme in tomorrow night’s finale? Make your prediction now!

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