E! Says “Hello Ross” and Utah Affiliate Dumps “Days of Our Lives” to Late Night


Dominion, the Syfy pilot based on the movie Legion has started with a cast that’s at least fairly gay-adjacent. At least, I associate them with some fairly gay shows. Christopher Egan (remember the David character from Kings, I know by now we mostly remember the cast as Sebastian Stan and … not Sebastian Stan) is the soldier who realizes he could be humanity’s savior. Meanwhile, Tom Wisdom (from the British flight attendant soap Mile High as well as 300) will play a warrior archangel who helps humanity, and Alan Dale will be the leader of one of the few remaining cities.

Tom Wisdom in 300Tom Wisdom. That means my husband will want to sample the pilot, at least.

The third season of Project Runway All Stars will be hosted by Alyssa Milano and will feature three former winnersJeffre Sebelia, Irina Shabayeva and Seth Aaron Henderson. Also returning are Viktor Luna and Ari (née Andy) South. Come on Lifetime, don’t you realize nerds are in? Get Diana Eng back on the runway.

Sears customers display good taste.

KSL-TV, the Utah TV station known for prempting shows like The Playboy Club, Saturday Night Live and The New Normal, has bumped Days of Our Lives to air at 1:05 AM. Since the station hasn’t commented on why they’ve downgraded the soap, fans are speculating that it’s because of Will and Sonny (you might have heard of them here we talk about them sometimes). The soap opera graveyard has plenty of spaces for shows that died after losing affiliates in key markets, so this is the kind of move that could end up having an effect on WilSon fans all over the country.

Chandler Massey and Freddie Smith in "Days of Our Live"

EW reveals twelve storylines the Breaking Bad writers considered but decided against. I’m sad to learn that we missed the chance to see Marie with a purple gun.

Despite that tweet from Jeff Daniels, HBO says The Newsroom hasn’t been renewed, but they are negotiating for a third season.

MSNBC is giving a show to Alec Baldwin. Up Late with Alec Baldwin will air late Friday nights and will mimic Baldwin’s podcast, where he interviews different people.

I would watch the hell out of American Horror Story: Racoon:

I’m still working to get into Girls but here’s a bit of news that can get me excited: Sonic Youth co-founder Kim Gordon is set to appear in an episode next season.

Yeah, not even Blair Redford’s abs could get me to give Beauty and the Beast another chance.

Blair Redford in The Lying GameEven Blair Redford isn’t enough to stop me from grumbling about the lack of similarity to the CBS drama.

In ratings news, the returns of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia and The League did pretty well. Ratings were down in most measures but not very much considering that the transition from FX to FXX made both shows unavailable to a quarter of their audiences.

Friday’s Listings

America’s Next Top Model (CW) 9:00 PM ET
Last week’s challenge was a good reminder that, nicer image or not, Perez Hilton continues to be a terrible person. Meanwhile, this week’s challenge involves nail art and leaving me wondering if there are any nail artists who are just terrible people.

Hello Ross (E!) 10:00 PM ET
The “world’s biggest superfan” Ross Mathews gets to host his own talk show that promises to celebrate the fan’s perspective. Ross was a great guest-host on Chelsea Lately, let’s hope E! didn’t mess too much with that success.

Ros Mathews

Comedy Bang! Bang! (IFC) 10:00 PM ET
Bill Hader’s quest to keep his cell phone working until his contract expires brings him to the Comedy Bang! Bang! couch. At least, that’s my guess, everything Bill Hader does these days seem to involve his cell phone.

John Oliver’s New York Stand Up Show  (Comedy Central) 11:00 PM ET
Paul F. Tompkins is on tonight’s performer list along with Travon Free and Ali Wong.

Saturday’s Listings

A Sister’s Nightmare (Lifetime) 8:00 PM ET
Lifetime delivers a Gossip Girl reunion with this movie about a police officer (Kelly Rutherford) whose sister is released from a hospital for the criminally insane. Matthew Settle plays her husband from the looks of things, so it’s like Lily van der Woodsen got together with Rufus Humphrey after all. In case you’re in the mood for nightmares, Lifetime is airing A Mother’s Nightmare at 6PM.

Matthew Settle and Kelly Rutherford in "A Sister's Nightmare"

Too Cute (Animal Planet) 9:00 PM ET
Since Animal Planet managed to avoid angry picketers when it dared to pick the twenty cutest puppies, this week it dares to pick the twenty cutest kittens. But are any of those kittens cute enough to stop New York traffic?

Do No Harm (NBC) 10:00 PM ET
Sure, NBC’s latest take on The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde was one of the season’s most notable bombs, but at least NBC let it tell a full story, as the series wraps this weekend.

Sunday’s Listings

Last Tango in Halifax (PBS) Check local listings
Derek Jacobi and Anne Reid star in this romance about a pair of childhood sweethearts who, at the age of 70, reconnect over the internet, catching up for 60 years of lost time.

Derek Jacobi and Anne Reid in "Last Tango in Halifax"I want to hear Ian McKellen’s character from Vicious react to this picture.
I also want someone to bring
Vicious stateside.

Modern Family: E! Special (E!) 9:00 PM ET
E! takes a break from giving attention to America’s worst attention craving family to get some behind-the-scenes footage of the Pritchett clan. I’m hoping that “behind-the-scenes” means a glimpse of adorable Modern Family writer Abraham Higginbotham.

Breaking Bad (AMC) 9:00 PM ET
This week’s episode if called “To’hajiilee,” which refers to the Navajo reservation where Walt and Jesse did their early cook jobs, and where Walt buried his money. Both of those sound bad, so I’ll add that it’s the first freeway exit if you make a wrong turn while leaving the Route 66 Casino. Maybe this week’s episode just involves Walt getting lost on the I-40, and calling the neonazi uncle was just empty foreshadowing. Breaking Bad is known for moments of dread leading to nothing, right?

Bob Odenkirk and Bryan Cranston in "Breaking Bad"

Deadline: Crime with Tamron Hall (Investigation Discovery) 9:00 PM ET
This week’s episode looks at the murder of Jessie Valencia, an out University of Missouri student who, it turned out, was killed by his married, closeted lover.

Copper (BBC America) 10:00 PM ET
Elizabeth continues her downward spiral, only to get an intervention from the most unexpected source. I’m keeping my fingers crossed that means Jeff and Jenni are headed to Five Points to film the next episode of Interior Therapy with Jeff Lewis.

Anastasia Griffith in "Copper"When you need someone to hold your pipe, that’s a warning sign.

The Newsroom (HBO) 10:00 PM ET
It’s election night and while ACN has one scandal still giving their credibility the side-eye, they can take comfort that one of their competitors is spending the night debating the difference between “math,” “the math” and “math that you do as a Republican to make yourself feel better.”

Devious Maids (Lifetime) 10:00 PM ET
Now that Alejandro has opened up to Carmen about being gay, what will she do with the news? Oh and there’s still a mystery going on. Sometimes I think the writers forgot the main mystery hasn’t been solved yet.

Devious Maids gay kissAnother reason to be watching Devious Maids.

Talking Bad (AMC) 11:00 PM ET
It turns out Talking Bad isn’t saving Bryan Cranston for the finale since he’s set join this week’s chat, along with Steven Michael Quezada and Don Cheadle.

What will you be watching this weekend? 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.