TV on Tap: Logo Honors GLBT Trailblazers, “Wilfred” Saved a Fan from Suicide and Did “True Blood” Recast an Actor Who Didn’t Want to Play Gay?

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Saved By the Bell principal Dennis Haskins will by appearing on Jennifer Falls as the principal of Jennifer and Dina’s high school — who is still in charge now that Jennifer’s daughter is in trouble.

This isn’t going to help with the people who already blame him for Brothers & Sisters’ worst storyline. Buzzfeed claims that the reason Luke Grimes quit True Blood was that he objected to his character, James, having a romance with Lafayette. According to Buzzfeed, Grimes was fine if Lafayette had an unrequited crush on James, but he didn’t want to participate in a story where a mutual romance developed between James and Lafayette. On the other hand, this seems to confirm that True Blood’s final season will include a romance for Lafayette.

Nathan Parsons in "True Blood"
True Blood’s Nathan Parsons, being stunning.

Paul Scheer says that NTSF: SD: SUV:: is on indefinite hiatus, “We may revisit NTSF, but right now it’s just kind of… it’s not over, but I have no plans to do anything with it right now.”

Game of Thrones fans who follow the books were disappointed the season didn’t include the introduction of the highly-anticipated character Lady Stoneheart. Unfortunately, there’s only one person those fans would accept as Lady Stoneheart. TVLine talked with that performer (spoilers!) who isn’t so certain she’s interested in playing the character.

Here’s a picture of Kristin Chenoweth as Maleficent in the Disney Channel move Descendents.

Kristen Chenoweth as Maleficent in "Descendants"

Sarah Jessica Parker is returning to television. The former Sex and the City star has agreed to co-star in Busted, a limited series based on a nonfiction book about one of the biggest corruption scandals in Philadelphia history.

In a column at The Hollywood Reporter, the Wilfred show runner talks about how he added Ryan’s battle with depression, which wasn’t in the original Wilfred and how one fan credited the show with helping him pull away from the brink of suicide.

Elijah Wood and Jason Gann in "WIlfred"

Here’s an amazing bit of meta TV fanfic, a history of a live-action Fantastic Four TV series with Russell Johnson and Elizabeth Montgomery as Reed Richards and Sue Storm.

The premiere of Tyrant was watched by 3.46 million viewers. That’s a promising start, providing the show does well with DVR viewers (which is the case with most FX series, nowadays).

Listings

Defiance (Syfy) 8:00 PM ET
Nolan and Irisa’s return to Defiance quickly leads to Irisa being arrested. That’s just one piece of an episode full of people trying to establish their power in the new order of Defiance.

Grant Bowler in "Defiance"

Big Brother (CBS) 9:00 PM ET
It’s time to meet the other half of the house. We’ll also get to learn which houseguest fans picked as their favorites, just from the cast announcement. If Frank doesn’t win that competition, that’s going to be a pretty disappointing performance for Ariana Grande’s fans.

Dominion (Syfy) 9:00 PM ET
By now the trope here should be familiar. Once the chosen one is revealed, he rejects the role — until he learns how he could use it to to save the ones he love. Tonight, Alex shows that he’s respectful of sci-fi tropes.

Chris Eagan in "Dominion"

Trailblazers (Logo) 9:00 PM ET
Logo celebrates Pride Month with this tribute to the trailblazers who have worked to improve the lives of queer people. The inaugural ceremony honorees include Edie Windsor, Roberta Kaplan, Jason Collins and Ugandan activist John Longjones Abdallah Wambere. Daniel Radcliffe hosts with Lance Black, Demi Lovato and Michael Stipe are among the presenters.

Undateable (NBC) 9:00 PM ET
Last week, I thought this show was improving. This week, Brett seeks a good nickname for his privates. Clearly, I need to learn to temper my optimism.

The Carbonaro Effect (TruTV) 10:00 PM ET
I missed it when TruTV’s prank series debuted, but it features Another Gay Movie alum Michael Carbonaro as he surprises people with his mix of comedy and magic. Tonight, he unveils a “confounding” wine cork, a vanishing diamond and a green car wash. Here’s a preview:

Last Comic Standing (ABC) 10:00 PM ET
Now that the ten finalists have been picked, it’s time to see how they fare in challenges meant to test a comedian’s skills. The first test demands that they impress performing a comedy sketch before a live audience.

Our America with Lisa Ling (OWN) 10:00 PM ET
Lisa turns her attention to the problem of HIV in African-American community.

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