TV on Tap: Chace Crawford Goes “Boom,” Courtney Love Gets “Revenge” And AMC Wanted A “Mad Men Spin-Off
by Lyle Masaki |
One of the memorable Breaking Bad moments comes when Walt brings home a pizza only to be rejected by Skyler. A furious Walt then throws the pizza which lands on the roof. Now Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan has felt the need to ask people to stop throwing pizzas on the roof of the house where that scene was filmed. Seriously, I get why someone might want to re-create the scene but maybe you could ask the homeowners before leaving them a mess to clean up?
AMC has spun-off two of its most popular shows and it turns out the channel also wanted a Mad Men spin-off. Suggestions included a show focused on Peggy, a modern-day Sally Draper drama or turning the LA branch into its own show. I have to admit, as much as I love the idea of more Peggy or Sally, if Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner wasn’t comfortable with the idea we’re probably better off without those shows.
Tyler Hoechlin won’t be a regular on the upcoming season of Teen Wolf. I’m not sure how I feel about that. Hoechlin was always a highlight on Teen Wolf but it’s been a while since Derek has had a good storyline. Hoechlin may still return for a few episodes.
The BBC has pulled Top Gear from the schedule with three episodes unaired after co-host Jeremy Clarkson allegedly assaulted a producer. The incident is being investigated but Clarkson has a troubled history and is reportedly getting his last chance from the broadcaster.
Moving from one soapy drama to another, Courtney Love will have a recurring role on Revenge. People reports she’ll play a woman named White Gold who will be brought to town by Margaux. White Gold. That’s amazing.
The ABC drama pilot Boom has gotten even hunkier with the addition of Gossip Girl hottie Chace Crawford. The drama, about the oil boom in North Dakota. The cast also includes Greek vet Scott Michael Foster and Don Johnson.
It’s that time of the year when TV writers try to assess the chances of which TV shows will continue for another season. Surprising fact: while its ratings were bad, Bad Judge was still NBC’s most-watched comedy this season.
That Bubblewatch column can cross off two shows, since CBS has renewed Mike & Molly as well as Mom.
Syfy has confirmed that Ascension won’t become a regular series. There was a great idea there but the actual mini-series suffered from some terrible twists and worked too hard to sex up the story. I hope Syfy finds another reason to fill a show with midcentury futuristic aesthetics. Aside from the cast, the design was the best part.
Victorious alum Matt Bennett has been picked to play Howard’s previously-unknown half-brother.
Days of Our Lives (NBC) Check local listings
Thanks to a photograph, Will and Lucas team up to look into Tori’s history (and, probably, why she keeps trying to get Paul to leave Salem).
The Big Bang Theory (CBS) 8:00 PM ET
Leonard and Sheldon’s paper gets a write-up in Scientific American but the article only credits Sheldon. Leonard is upset about the omission, which is understandable to everyone but Sheldon.
Scandal (ABC) 9:00 PM ET
While we brace ourselves for the day when Susan’s idealism and interest in enacting good policy is balanced by the noxious influence of the Scandal White House, there’s a new threat to Fitz’s administration thanks to someone who knows about B613.
Portlandia (IFC) 10:00 PM ET
That “Keep Portland weird” ethos faces a challenge in tonight’s season finale when an arson prompts the police to start profiling the city’s weirdos. Paul Rubens shows up this week as a the lawyer representing two weirdos arrested for the arson. That’s not the only guest star in tonight’s finale, Olivia Wilde’s eco-terrorist is also back.
Archer (FX) 10:00 PM ET
What would Archer be without inappropriate office romances… or Russian agents who make them even more messy?
The Slap (NBC) 10:00 PM ET
This week the focus turns to Connie, the babysitter having an affair with Hector. That affair may be one of The Slap‘s duller storylines (and we’re talking about The Slap) but maybe now we’ll get some time with Connie’s friend Richie?
What will you be watching tonight? Please share in the comments!