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FALL 2011: FOX’s Fall Schedule!

FOX was the second network to release their fall schedule and the biggest surprise was the essential cancellation of America’s Most Wanted. The series will remain alive in the form of specials, but John Walsh is apparently shopping the series around. 

House was pushed from 8 to 9 to make way for the more family friendly Terra Nova, the dinosaur series from Time Travel/Steven Spielberg. The Zooey Deschanel sitcom, The New Girl is being paired with Raising Hope on tuesdays and the Jaime Pressley sitcom I Hate My Teenage Daughter is slotted on wednesdays at 9:30.

It’s also clear Fox intends on not letting go of it’s wednesday/thursday musical stranglehold by scheduling Simon Cowell’s The X Factor in American Idol‘s slot for the fall before the ratings giant returns in 2012. 

Alcatraz, the JJ Abrams time-travel mystery series and the Bones spin-off The Finder  are set to launch in midseason.

The schedule’s below with new series bolded and midseason series are on the right od the slash. 

8:00 Terra Nova/House

9:00 House/Alcatraz

8:00 Glee

9:00 New Girl
9:30 Raising Hope

8:00 The X Factor/American Idol performance show

9:30 I Hate My Teenage Daughter

8:00 The X Factor/American Idol results show

9:00 Bones/The Finder

8:00 Kitchen Nightmares

9:00 Fringe

7:30 The Cleveland Show
8:00 The Simpsons
8:30 Allen Gregory/Napoleon Dynamite
9:00 Family Guy

9:30 American Dad/Bob’s Burgers

Kiefer Sutherlands supernatural drama Touch and the sitcoms Family Album starring Mike O’Malley and Rachael Harris, and Little in Common with Rob Corddry set to launch sometime next spring. 

Here are the official synopses and trailers for FOX’s fall stock!

Terra Nova follows an ordinary family on an incredible journey back in time to prehistoric Earth as a small part of a daring experiment to save the human race. In the year 2149, the world is dying. The planet is overdeveloped and overcrowded, with the majority of plant and animal life extinct. The future of mankind is in jeopardy, and its only hope for survival is in the distant past. When scientists at the FERMI Particle Accelerator unexpectedly discovered a fracture in time that made it possible to construct a portal into primeval history, the bold notion was born to resettle humanity in the past – a second chance to rebuild civilization and get it right this time. The series centers on the Shannon family as they join the Tenth Pilgrimage of settlers to Terra Nova, the first colony established in this beautiful yet foreboding land. JIM SHANNON (Jason O’Mara, “Life on Mars”), a devoted father with a checkered past, guides his family through this new world of limitless beauty, mystery and terror. Jim’s wife, ELISABETH (Shelley Conn, “Mistresses”), is a trauma surgeon and the newest addition to Terra Nova’s medical team. JOSH (Landon Liboiron, “Degrassi: The Next Generation”) is their 17-year-old son who is angry to leave life as he knows it behind; upon arriving at the settlement, he finds himself instantly drawn to the beautiful and rule-breaking SKYE (Allison Miller, “Kings”). MADDY (Naomi Scott, “Life Bites”), Josh’s endearingly awkward 15-year-old sister, hopes Terra Nova will give her a chance to reinvent herself. Although Elisabeth’s medical training secured the family a spot on the pilgrimage, a secret involving their five-year-old daughter, ZOE (newcomer Alana Mansour), soon endangers their place in this utopia. Upon the Shannons’ arrival, they are introduced to COMMANDER NATHANIEL TAYLOR (Stephen Lang, “Avatar”), the charismatic and heroic first pioneer and leader of the settlement. Taylor warns the travelers that while Terra Nova is a place of new opportunities and fresh beginnings, all is not as idyllic as it initially appears. Along with blue skies, towering waterfalls and lush vegetation, the surrounding terrain is teeming with danger – and not just of the man-eating dinosaur variety. There is also a splinter colony of renegades led by the battle-hardened MIRA (Christine Adams, “TRON: Legacy”), who is vehemently opposed to Taylor and his leadership. Even more threatening than what lies outside the protective walls of the colony is the chilling possibility that something sinister is happening inside Terra Nova. The Shannons will come to suspect that not everyone on this mission has the same idea of how to best save mankind; in fact, there may be forces intent on destroying this new world before it even begins.

Alcatraz! When San Francisco Police Department DET. REBECCA MADSEN (Sarah Jones, “Sons of Anarchy”) is assigned to a grisly homicide case, a fingerprint leads her to a shocking suspect: JACK SYLVANE (guest star Jeffrey Pierce, “The Nine”), a former Alcatraz inmate who died decades ago. Given her family history – both her grandfather and surrogate uncle, RAY ARCHER (Robert Forster, “Jackie Brown”), were guards at the prison – Madsen’s interest is immediately piqued, and once the enigmatic, knows-everything-but-tells-nothing government agent EMERSON HAUSER (Sam Neill, “Jurassic Park”) tries to impede her investigation, she’s doggedly committed. Madsen turns to Alcatraz expert and comic book enthusiast, DR. DIEGO “DOC” SOTO (Jorge Garcia, “Lost”), to piece together the inexplicable sequence of events. The twosome discovers that Sylvane is not only alive, but he’s loose on the streets of San Francisco, leaving bodies in his wake. And strangely, he hasn’t aged a day since he was in Alcatraz, when the prison was ruled by the iron-fisted WARDEN EDWIN JAMES (Jonny Coyne, “Undercovers”) and the merciless ASSOCIATE WARDEN E.B. TILLER (Jason Butler Harner, “The Changeling”). Madsen and Soto reluctantly team with Agent Hauser and his technician, LUCY BANERJEE (Parminder Nagra, “ER”), to stop Sylvane’s vengeful killing spree. By delving into Alcatraz history, government cover-ups and Rebecca’s own heritage, the team will ultimately discover that Sylvane is only a small part of a much larger, more sinister present-day threat. For while he may be the first, it quickly becomes clear that Sylvane won’t be the last prisoner to reappear from Alcatraz. Through the course of the investigation, Madsen and Soto will learn that Agent Hauser has known about the prison’s secret history and has been awaiting the prisoners’ return. Soto will witness his life’s work – the history of Alcatraz – come alive. Madsen will be forced to keep her supportive San Francisco cop fiancé, JIMMY DICKENS (Santiago Cabrera, “Heroes”), at arm’s length from the highly classified assignment as she sees everything she thought she knew about her family’s past shattered, all while fighting to keep the country safe from history’s most dangerous criminals.

The Finder Iraq war veteran WALTER SHERMAN (Geoff Stults, “She’s Out of My League”) gained a reputation while serving in the Army Military Police as someone who was very good at tracking down insurgents, deserters and improvised explosive devices (IEDs). Unfortunately, Walter found one IED just moments before it found him. Two months later, when Walter woke from his coma, he earned an honorable discharge and returned home. His resulting brain damage from the explosion transformed him from someone skilled at recovering people and things into something much more extraordinary: a Finder. From the creator of the hit series BONES comes THE FINDER, the new one-hour procedural centering on a remarkable man who uses his unique gift to help others recover what they’ve lost. Walter may have left the military, but his reputation as a discreet professional who can unearth anything and anyone has been passed on to generals, politicians and other powerful figures. His first post-military assignment was to find the CIA head honcho’s missing daughter and bring her home. Walter did both, and since then has never been without an assignment. After settling in Key West, Walter met the beautiful and worldly IKE LATULIPPE (Saffron Burrows, “Law & Order: Criminal Intent”), a woman with a mysterious past and many hidden skills. She tends bar at The Ends of the Earth, which also serves as a makeshift office and home base for Walter. Walter helped Ike escape a dangerous life, and for that, she is eternally grateful. Another island denizen dedicated to Walter is LEO KNOX (Michael Clarke Duncan, “The Green Mile”), once an obese lawyer who, after the deaths of his wife and children, completely reinvented himself into a gentle giant, philosopher and Walter’s legal advisor. Because of his skills, Walter is often asked to find a person or a thing that law enforcement either will not or cannot find. With the help of Ike and Leo, as well as a patchwork of indebted connections, he and his team ultimately find meaning in their own lives by finding something or someone other people have lost.(**The promo is just scenes from the Bones episode)

New Girl!  JESS DAY (Zooey Deschanel, “(500) Days of Summer”) is an offbeat and adorable girl in her late 20s who, after a bad breakup, moves in with three single guys. Goofy, positive, vulnerable and honest to a fault, Jess has faith in people, even when she shouldn’t. Although she’s dorky and awkward, she’s comfortable in her own skin. More prone to friendships with women, she’s not used to hanging with the boys – especially at home. Of the three male roommates, NICK (Jake Johnson, “No Strings Attached”) is the most grounded. He had big plans for life, but somewhere along the way, he stopped caring and became a bartender. Usually the smartest guy in the room, he has an uncanny knack for reading people and uses humor to deflect everyone and everything. SCHMIDT (Max Greenfield, “Ugly Betty”) is a hustling young professional who fancies himself a modern-day Casanova. Though his heart is usually in the right place, he’s always scheming ways to climb the social ladder and is driven by an immature and almost obsessive urge to be on “the scene.” Viewing Jess as a gateway into the elusive female mind, as well as a personal project, Schmidt encourages the guys to bring Jess into the apartment. The third roommate, COACH (Damon Wayans Jr., “The Underground”), is a former high school athlete who currently makes his living as a personal trainer. Set in his ways and with a take-it-or-leave-it attitude to dating, Coach is most comfortable when he’s in the gym. Though he’ll never admit it, Coach’s macho athletic exterior is actually a cover for his shyness around women, and he struggles to translate his personal confidence into conversation, preferring to speak in sports metaphors – or not at all. Rounding out this group is Jess’ childhood best friend, CECE (Hannah Simone, “Beautiful People”), a deadpan, somewhat cynical model who blossomed after outgrowing her promiscuous adolescent years. She has the street smarts Jess lacks and spends a lot of time doling out no-nonsense relationship advice that only a professional model could give. She and Jess balance each other well and accept each other despite their faults, making Cece the perfect complement to Jess. As their relationships progress, the five friends come to realize they need each other more than they ever thought they would and end up forming a charmingly dysfunctional family.

I Hate My Teenage Daughter! ANNIE (Emmy Award winner Jaime Pressly, “My Name Is Earl”) and NIKKI (Tony Award winner Katie Finneran, “Wonderfalls”) are former high school outcasts whose pasts inform their current parenting styles. Annie, who was raised in an ultra-strict, über-religious household where she had little-to-no freedom, pretty much allows her daughter, SOPHIE (Kristi Lauren, “You”), to do whatever she wants. Nikki, once an unpopular, overweight social pariah, has reinvented herself as a pretty Southern belle whose top priority is providing her daughter, MACKENZIE (Aisha Dee, “Dead Gorgeous”), with the childhood she never had. Sophie and Mackenzie are also best friends, which leads to a lot of co-parenting for Annie and Nikki. They have given the girls everything they asked for and everything they never had: clothes, money and self-esteem. The unintended consequence is they have created two mean girls just like the ones who tortured them years ago. Sophie finds her mother embarrassing and mocks her at every opportunity, but she secretly needs her mom and knows that her behavior is not always appropriate. Mackenzie, on the other hand, is the more manipulative of the daughters – she knows how to work her mother’s insecurities to her benefit. Annie’s ex-husband, MATT (Eric Sheffer Stevens, “As The World Turns”), wants to be a good parent, but is too clueless to know what that even means. That leaves his brother, JACK (Kevin Rahm, “Desperate Housewives,” “Judging Amy”), an attractive, high-powered attorney, to serve as more of a father figure for Sophie. Jack’s meddling would annoy Annie more if she didn’t have such a crush on him. GARY (Chad Coleman, “The Wire”), Nikki’s ex, also tries to help raise his challenging daughter, but the couple’s complicated relationship often makes his involvement more difficult. As their daughters begin to experience their first high school dances and other life-changing teen events, Annie and Nikki are often reminded of their own tortured adolescent years. But when Sophie and Mackenzie’s mean-girl antics cross the line, the moms quickly realize that they must, for the first time, dole out some real punishment and fix what is broken. They have no idea how to do that, but they do know one thing: They can’t do it without each other.

Allen Gregory ALLEN GREGORY DE LONGPRE (Jonah Hill, “Superbad,” “Get Him to the Greek”) doesn’t see a child. He sees a young man who is intelligent, sophisticated, worldly, artistic and romantic – characteristics he inherited from his doting father, RICHARD (French Stewart “3rd Rock from the Sun”). The pair share an extraordinary father-son bond – a bond that is sometimes annoyingly interrupted by Richard’s life partner, JEREMY (Nat Faxon, “Reno 911!”), for whom Allen Gregory has minimal respect, if any at all. They live together in a stunning architectural loft, along with JULIE (Joy Osmanski, “Grey’s Anatomy”), Allen Gregory’s adopted Cambodian sister. Although Allen Gregory has allegedly composed operas, written novels and dated Chloë Sevigny, he’s about to embark on his greatest challenge yet: leaving the safety of his father’s homeschooling and attending elementary school with children his own age. His journey will be a struggle, not only with the other kids at school, but with the faculty as well. Whether it’s the all-out rivalry with GINA WINTHROP (guest voice Leslie Mann, “Funny People”), his by-the-book second grade teacher; his unique relationship with JUDITH GOTTLIEB (guest voice Renée Taylor, “How I Met Your Mother”), his 68-year-old principal; or his desperate desire to be best friends with JOEL ZADAK (guest voice Jake Johnson, “Get Him to the Greek”), the school’s popular stud, Allen Gregory has his work cut out for him. With the help of his trusty friend and assistant, PATRICK VANDERWEEL (Cristina Pucelli, “Finley the Fire Engine”); and the support of SUPERINTENDENT STEWART ROSSMYRE (Will Forte, “Saturday Night Live”), who believes the De Longpres are a tremendous asset to the school, Allen Gregory won’t have to get his hands too dirty. ALLEN GREGORY is about an outsider. And while he may put on a tough exterior, deep down, all Allen Gregory wants is to fit in. Well, that, and for Julie to run away and never be seen or heard from again. And Jeremy too.

Napoleon Dynamite The original cast from the film – Jon Heder, Aaron Ruell, Efren Ramirez, Tina Majorino, Sandy Martin, Jon Gries and Diedrich Bader – will voice their characters in the series, and many new characters will be added along the way. NAPOLEON DYNAMITE (Heder) is a 16-year-old boy convinced – for no apparent reason – that he is destined for greatness and blessed with unlimited “sweet abilities.” He spends his days practicing ninja moves, drawing ligers, soul dancing and bragging about his “girlfriend in Oklahoma” whom nobody has ever seen. Napoleon’s brother, KIP (Ruell), is an unemployed 32-year-old who lives at home and believes he would be an amazing catch for any girl who would respond to his online come-ons. The Dynamite brothers live with GRANDMA (Martin), a crusty woman who can often be found four-wheeling with her lady friends at the local sand dunes. Napoleon’s allies include PEDRO (Ramirez), his unflappable best friend who has recently been elected class president; and DEB (Majorino), an incredibly sweet girl who sees the good in Napoleon and dreams of someday being his wife. Napoleon’s UNCLE RICO (Gries) lives out of an orange custom van, where he obsesses over his botched high school football career and dreams up ways to become rich and famous. Then there’s REX KWON DO (Bader), a self-proclaimed martial-arts master who runs the local dojo.


HIRED! Seth Gabel Joins Fringe Full-Time!

Seth Gabel, who has been guest starring on Fringe since his character Lincoln Lee was introduced in the season 2 finale has been promoted to a full fledged regular. We even got to meet his “our-universe” counterpart in a March episode. 

If you ask me this is brilliant news, Gable and his counterpart Lee have been welcome additions to the Fringe world, I particularly like how he and Peter had a little investigative bromance in “Stowaway”. We last saw Lee helping Fauxlivia give birth to Peter’s baby. 


FOX has been making decisions left right and center and it’s fall line up is really taking shape. Let’s start off with the bad news. 

Lie To Me, Human Target, Traffic Light, Breaking In & The Chicago Code have been axed.

Christian Slater is 0 for 3 in 3 years. Breaking In, the freshman comedy starring Bret Harrison, Odette Annable and Michael Rosenbaum has been cancelled. And Shawn Ryan, The Chicago Code’s EP, is 0 for 2 in one year, reported exclusively that The Chicago Code would not be returning for a second season. Traffic Light, one of the better relationship series to emerge from the recent outpouring has also been axed. It airs its last episode next week.

Human Target, despite adding Indira Varma and Janet Montgomery for it’s second season has been denied a third season. That’s like 3 billion in 10 years for Chi McBride.

Lie To Me, probably my favourite series of the bunch, was the one I was hoping would make it through. I really loved Tim Roth’s wild performance, but I suppose it’s third season was it’s gift. It looks like this year Fox spared no charity. 

Still no word on Fox’s other bubble series Bob’s Burgers.

House Renewed for (likely final) 8th Season!

On the heels of contract renewals for Omar Epps and Robert Sean Leonard, House has been renewed. Hugh Laurie, Olivia Wilde and Peter Jacobson are all set for next season. Lisa Edelstein and Jesse Spencer have yet to ink contracts. Oh an also in a move that surprised no one…

Bones Renewed for 7th Season!


Bob’s Burgers Renewed for 2nd Season!

So to recap

IN: Glee, Fringe, Bones, House, Raising Hope, American Idol, Hell’s Kitchen, Kitchen Nightmares, and the 5 sunday animated comedies. 

OUT: Lie To Me, Human Target, The Chicago Code,  Traffic Light, Breaking In.

Fox orders Alcatraz, The Finder, The New Girl & I Hate My Teenage Daughter to Series. 

JJ Abrams time travel series starring Jorge Garcia (Hurley on Lost), Parminder Nagra (ER’s ), Sarah Jones (Sons of Anarchy above with Garcia), Santiago Cabrera Alcatraz got picked up to series along with the Zooey Deschanel comedy The New Girl, I Hate My Teenage Daughter starring Jamie Pressley and Finder, the Bones spin-off that had it’s backdoor pilot a few weeks ago. 

Still in contention for a pick-up is Ethan Hawke’s CIA series Exit Strategy and Keifer Sutherland’s supernatural procedural Touch. 

What’s On: Future Friday!

Fringe’s phenomenal third season comes to an end tonight, and it’s been quite a ride through space and time. It’s not the only thing on tonight but it’s sure likely to be the best. Check it our along with our other recommendations for tonight, Friday May 6, 2011.

Fringe “The Day We Died” 9:00 on FOX

With a 22 episode 4th season a guarantee you’d think I’d be able to relax but with death on the horizon and a doomsday future to contend with I cant seem to sit still. Tonight takes us 15 years into the future where Peter gets to glimpse into the world post dimensional war. We got some Observers, a grown up Ella (guest star Emily Mead) and an appearance from Lord of the Rings and Deadwood’s Brad Dourif. Someone is gonna lose their life. Logic would dictate it’s either gonna be Broyles, Astrid or Nina, but you never know…

Camelot “Three Journeys” 10:00 on STARZ

This series can be at times unbelievably frustrating and cliched and at other times be incredibly satisfying. I like the campiness of Eva Green’s Morgan, raising an army to take back her throne. I was apprehensive at first about making Arthur a golden boy but in the end Jamie Campbell Bower does the role no shame. I’m not a fan of Sinead Cusick’s ridiculous evil nun Sybil or Tamsin Edgerton’s modern-ish Guinevere. It could stand to take a few notes from Spartacus in terms of melodrama but it’s off to an interesting start. Here’s the promo for tonight.

The Rest:

Kitchen Nightmares 8:00 on FOX – Ramsey answers the call of the needy.

Friday Night Light 8:00 on NBC – For those without DirecTV.

Flashpoint 8:00 on CBS – The fourth season premiere of the Canadian cop drama.

Shark Tank 8:00 on ABC – Whatevs.

Smallville 8:00 on CW – The countdown to the end of Superman on TV (for at least a while) continues.

CSI:NY 9:00 on CBS – Mac begins to unravel at the seams after the death of his pet dragon.

Supernatural 9:00 on CW – Castiel tells Bobby and the brothers all about the war in heaven.

Blue Bloods 10:00 on CBS – Called “Cellar Boy”, sounds weak.

What’s On: Fringe Friday!

I just love Fringe Fridays, especially now that Fringe’s renewal isn’t in question anymore I can relax and bask in the gloriousness that is Fringe. With only two episodes left, and the fates of the universes hanging in the balance it’s leading up to be a fantastic endgame. Here are our recommendations for tonight, Friday April 29 2011.

The Best:

Smallville “Dominion” 8:00 on CW

Clark and Oliver go into the phantom zone to make sure its secure in light of Slade escaping. Upon entering they are taken to the leader of the Phantom Zone, a furious and vengeful General Zod (returning castmember Callum Blue). This episode, the fourth last also marks the directorial debut of castmember Justin Hartley.

Fringe “The Last Sam Weiss” 9:00 on CW

Since Olivia first returned from Over There she’s been meeting with the mysterious Sam Weiss (played by the wily Kevin Corrigan), a bowling alley manager who seems to know an awful lot about the alt-universes, the doomsday machine and may or may not be one of the mysterious First People. He helped Nina come to terms with her bionic hand, helped Olivia walk again and even helped her get over the death of Charlie Francis. Check out the promo, clip and Sam Weiss info session with the producers.

The Rest:

Friday Night Lights 8:00 on NBC – If you’re a mega fan you’ve already seen the Family/Sports drama’s final season.

Kitchen Nightmares 8:00 on FOX – Ramsey yells a bunch, makes people feel like crap before making them feel good.

Shark Tank 8:00 on ABC – Everyone else calls this Dragon’s Den… you always have to be so different.

CSI:NY 9:00 on CBS – I miss Melina Kanakaredes, not that I watched this with her on it – I just miss knowing she was working.

Supernatural 9:00 on CW – Sam and Dean fight a Demonic version of their dead mother.

Camelot 10:00 on Starz – I found the sword story in the last episode ridiculous, like something out of a Coen Bros. film but lacking their sense of humour and finesse.

Blue Bloods 10:00 on CBS – Has been so bad lately it’s a shame. It still has the best police partners on TV. Regan and Curatola (above) are great together.

What’s On: Another Freaky Friday

Don’t you hate it when you wake up friday morning and find out you switched bodies with your mom? I don’t wanna be in her body! She doesn’t get me, her life is so easy, she couldn’t live a day in my shoes! Now I have to do all her work and go waterskiing ! How am I gonna watch the recommendations for tonight, Friday April 1, 2011.

Watch These!

Supernatural “My Heart Will Go On” 9:00 on CW

What if the Titanic didn’t sink? And the physical embodiment of fate went around killing everyone that survived ‘Final Destination’-style? Doesn’t that sound fun? I’m a fan of the Final Destination series, I love the tension of knowing that something is about to happen – you just don’t know how, and knowing Supernatural and its funny bone, the how will be pretty entertaining. Fringe’s Sebastian Roche guest stars as Balthazar. Check out the promo and the clip below.

Fringe “Lysergic Acid Diethylamide” 9:00 on FOX

When we last left Olivia she was being inhabited, rather unstably I might add, by William Bell allowing the uber-talented Anna Torv to show off her impressive Leonard Nimoy impression. The last episode, ‘Bloodline’ took place in the Alt-universe where Fauxlivia gave birth to Peter’s child and gave Jeremy Gabel a chance to really strut his stuff as Lincoln Lee, and with the news that (SPOILER) someone is dying in the May 6th finale, Gabel could get hired on full time. Check out the promos for tonight’s Inception-ish ep. LSD!


Camelot “The Lady of the Lake” 10:00 on STARZ

Is Camelot great? No. Not by any means. Is it good? Kinda. Sometimes. Is it easy fun? Yeah. Sometimes on friday night, after a week of work it’s better to not have to think. Fringe requires thought, even Supernatural requires me to access the ‘wit’ and ‘satire’ parts of my brain, but Camelot requires nothing of it’s audience but to sit, watch and enjoy, it’s medievil popcorn melodrama. Joseph Fiennes hams it up like Tim Roth on Lie To Me, he’s a funny, enigmatic Merlin and Eva Green vamps it up and has a lot of fun as Morgan, a witch and Arthur’s evil half sister. Jamie Campbell Bower tries hard but mostly struggles with the emotional moments, his golden-boy looks work against him (especially considering the Arthur of legend was an awkward naive boy, not a golden locked Casanova). Easy and Cheesy but still fun. Tonight’s episode is about Vivien, The Lady of the Lake played by Chipo Chung, introduced last week. Sorry about the sound in the promo.

Maybe watch these:

Chaos 8:00 on CBS – I like seeing Tim Blake Nelson in primetime. I even like it more that he’s the team’s weapon, I just wish the show was good.

Friday Night Lights 8:00 on NBC – FNL airs SSN5 on NBC tonight. I was already on DTV’s 101.

Shark Tank 8:00 on ABC – In Canada (and the UK) this is called Dragon’s Den. I think it’s a better title.

Smallville 8:00 on CW – Clark visits the Alternate universe and encounters a very angry but much alive Jonathan Kent (guest star and former regular John Schneider)

The Ricky Gervais Show 9:00 on HBO – Season 2 finale tonight. Called ‘Munchies’.

Real Time With Bill Maher 10:00 on HBO – Ha!

The Soup 10:00 on E! – See Community’s Joel McHale at his other day job.

What’s On: Who is Steve Buscemi Friday?

Who is Steve Buscemi? Do you care who Steve Buscemi is? If you do, watch NBC’s Who Do You Think You Are tonight. Everyone else watch Fringe – it just got a fourth season and tonight’s episode takes us back to the Red Universe and gives a dose of Bubbles (guest star Andre Royo, The Wire), which since Spartacus ended (and there’s no Tom Selleck) is definetly our only recommendation for tonight, Friday March 25 2011.

Fringe “Bloodline” 9:00 on FOX

I wonder where Fringe will head next season once the Alt-World plot ends (if it does). Will there be more Alt-universes? More characters for Anna Torv to play (so far she’s at 3)? Will we see more Lincoln Lee (guest star Seth Gabel)? I loved seeing our universe’s Lincoln Lee and a little bromance going on with him and Peter, Peter needs some friends. 

The Rest:

Kitchen Nightmare 8:00 on FOX – Pre-Fringe.

Shark Tank 8:00 on ABC – Business Fringe.

Suite Life on Deck: The Suite Life Movie 8:00 on Disney – Twin Fringes. (actually though becuase the Suite Life movie is a Sci-Fi film. Seriously)

Who Do You Think You Are? 8:00 on NBC – Steve Fringe Buscemi.

Dateline 9:00 on NBC – To catch a Pedofringe.

The Ricky Gervais Show 9:00 on HBO – Animated Fringe.

What Would You Do? 9:00 on ABC – What Would Fringe Do?

Real Time With Bill Maher 10:00 on HBO – Leftwing fringe.

20/20 10:00 on ABC – Newsmagazine fringe.

The Soup 10:00 on E! – Joel McHale’s fringe.

The Onion News Network 10:00 on Comedy CentralSatire fringe.