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What’s On: New York Tuesday!

Sorry I skipped yesterday folks, got into an angry bird trance and it was 9:30 when it broke… we’ve all been there. Last night had the finales of House, The Chicago Code and The Event and tonight’s got Glee, and a bunch of ol’ reality shows. Here’s the haps for tonight, Tuesday May 24 2011.

Glee “New York” 9:00 on FOX

New Directions has worked very hard, dealt with a bazillion personal issues, and had to fight against a middle aged woman – that’s right, there’s a middle aged woman who’s sole purpose it seems in life is to destroy a bunch of misfit kids, destroy their spirit, when all they really have is their spirit.While wildly praised Sue Sylvester is pretty much Glee’s biggest flaw, and the attempts to humanize her have failed miserably. I can’t believe Jane Lynch left Party Down for this (fine technically she signed on to Glee first, but still…). Anyway tonight the gang heads to NYC to face Vocal Adrenaline and various other teams for the National title. Patti Lupone, Cheyenne Jackson, Jonathan Groff and Charice guest star. Also tonight’s ep includes a song titled ‘Still Got Tonight” which is off Matthew Morrison’s debut album and written by American Idol winner Kris Allen, along with a bevy of other NYC inspired songs/cliches. 

The Biggest Loser “Finale” 8:00 on NBC

It comes down to older white guy, those twins or sisters or whatever – I think they’re Italian and that other lady, she was friends with Courtney. Frankly it’s been a no go for me since my girl Courtney Crozier got eliminated. 

Dancing With The Stars 9:00 on ABC

Who will win the coveted(?) mirrorball. Kirstie Alley, or those two people who aren’t Kirstie Alley?

The Rest:

American Idol 8:00 on FOX – Watch these two kids battle it out before the bloated finale tomorrow.

16 & Pregnant 10:00 on MTV – “Kayla”

Tosh.0 10:00 on Comedy Central – Jaw bones aren’t everything… oh wait they are..damn.

The Voice 10:00 on NBC – OVER IT!

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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. 

Monday
8:00 Terra Nova/House

9:00 House/Alcatraz

Tuesday
8:00 Glee

9:00 New Girl
9:30 Raising Hope

Wednesday
8:00 The X Factor/American Idol performance show

9:30 I Hate My Teenage Daughter

Thursday
8:00 The X Factor/American Idol results show

9:00 Bones/The Finder

Friday
8:00 Kitchen Nightmares

9:00 Fringe

Sunday 
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.
 


What’s On: Finale Tuesday!

All the scripted series, save for Glee, end their runs tonight. Hellcats and One Tree Hill are still on the bubble so tonight would be the night to make your viewership known. Also word is that Breaking In could survive if tonight’s rating spike up. The finale I’m most excited for is The Good Wife, I can’t wait to see how they close their stellar second season. Also did I mention someone dies on Glee tonight. DIES! As a piggy for TV death I’m actually looking forward to Glee for the first time in a long time. Here are our recommendations for tonight, Tuesday May 17, 2011. 

Season 2 Finale!
The Good Wife
 “Closing Arguments” 10:00 on CBS

The best series on broadcast TV ends tonight and has Alicia and Kalinda trying to work together to prove their client’s innocence despite the tension. And even though I’m not a ‘shipper by any means I’m most excited to see if the timing can finally be right for Alicia and Will. If the really spoilery promo is any indication it’s gonna happen sooner than later. Titus Welliver, Kelli Giddish, Dallas Roberts and Chris Noth all return tonight. Enjoy the promo but beware of spoilers!

Not A Finale!
Glee “Funeral” 8:00 on FOX

Who’s dying tonight? Terri Schuester? Burt Hummel? Howard Bamboo? Jesse St. James? Jacob Ben Israel? Principal Figgins? Karofsky? Personally I wish it was Sue Sylvester, then maybe Jane Lynch could be on a series that’s worthy of her talent. 

8th Season Finale! 
NCIS “Pyramid” 8:00 on CBS

Last week Jack McPhee the Port-to-Port killer offed Mike Franks and tonight one more character joins him in TV heaven.

8th Season Finale!
One Tree Hill
 “This is my house, this is my home” 8:00 on CW

The series jumps forward a year and Brooke gives birth. I used to love this show, and Brooke Davis is an incredible character and I know it’s weird – but I’m like REALLY happy for her that she got pregnant, and is having a baby tonight. She wanted one so bad and when it was revealed she couldn’t have one my heart broke for her. 

 

Season/Series? Finale!
Hellcats 
“I’m Sick Y’all” 9:00 on CW 

I’ll be kinda sad to see this go but I really think it’s worn out it’s novelty. What I will miss is a killer lead performance from Aly Michalka. Here’s the promo for the finale which finds the Hellcats at the cheerleading championship.

2nd Season Finale
NCIS:LA
 “Familia” 9:00 on CBS

The team tries to unravel the mystery behind Hetty’s (Linda Hunt) sudden resignation, and Callen is drawn in when it he discovers it has to do with his mysterious history.

 

First Season Finale!
Raising Hope
 “Don’t Vote for this Episode” 9:01 on FOX

Raising Hope goes back in time to when Jimmy was an 18 year old goth and Maw-Maw was lucid. Love it! Don’t have a promo for tonight’s episode so check out a featurette starring Martha Plimpton. 

Season/Series? Finale!
Breaking In
 “21.0 Jump Street” 9:30 on FOX 

It’s simple, if you want there to be more of this show, watch it tonight. The finale guest stars Mike Tyson as himself and has the cast heading back to high school. 

First Season Finale Alert!
Body Of Proof
 “Broken Home” 10:01 on ABC

Megan (Dana Delaney) suspects foul play when a terminally ill socialite dies and halts the family’s attempts at having a proper funeral. Complicating things further, Megan finds out Kate (Jeru Ryan) is sleeping with her exhusband (guest star Jeffrey Nordling). It would be nice if the two strong female leads on this series wouldn’t fight over men, ABC should pair this with Charlie’s Angels next year. Jill Eikenberry guest stars too.

The Rest:

The Biggest Loser 8:00 on NBC – The final four become the final two in tonight’s penultimate episode. I miss Courtney Crozier so much. 

Dancing With The Stars 9:00 on ABC – The final four becomes the finale three. 

Tosh.0 10:00 on Comedy Central – I’m so happy Daniel is back to ridicule those unfortunate internet idiots. 

The Voice 10:00 on NBC – The battle rounds continue. 


FOX GOES AXE CRAZY! FALL 2011 LINE-UP TAKING SHAPE!

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, Hitfix.com 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!

and 

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: Sweeps Event Tuesday

Death! Resignations! New Characters! Guest Stars! “You slept with my husband!” Proms! Pregnant Teens! It truly is sweeps, relish every minute folks. Here are our recommendations for tonight, Tuesday May 10, 2011. 

NCIS “Swan Song” 8:00 on CBS

With two deaths on tap for the remainder of the season it looks like the Port-to-Port killer will strike at least once tonight. With a buttload of recurring characters guesting tonight the identity of the deceased is anyone’s guess (my guess is longtime recurring guest Muse Watson who’s played Mike Franks since the season 3 finale). Watson, Sarah Jane Morris (Brothers and Sisters), Alimi Ballard (Numbers) and Kerr Smith (Dawson’s Creek).

NCIS: LA “Imposters” 9:00 on CBS

It’s looking like Oscar Winner Linda Hunt’s tenure as head of the LA Naval Command’s office is over and the mantle is being taken over by Claire Forlani who begins tonight as Lauren Hunter. The episode is about a navy impostor that was killed and found with some nasty bombs.

Raising Hope “Baby Monitor”  9:01 on FOX

Virginia and Burt use Hope’s baby monitor to spy on there new neighbours, guest stars Ethan Suplee and Jamie Pressley, both former stars of Raising Hope creator Greg Garcia’s last effort, My Name is Earl. 

The Good Wife “Getting Off” 10:00 on CBS

Last week Martha Plimpton’s shady defense lawyer returned to Wife and tonight Mamie Gummer (Off the Map) returns as Nancy Crozier, last seen as Alicia’s co-counsel in the episode Cleaning House, but this time she’s a prosecutor. I like the idea of Nancy working for Peter. BTW – how crazy tense was Peter and Alicia’s breakup. It took him all of two seconds to shift the blame on Alicia and ask if it’s about Will. Sarah Silverman guest stars as the operator of a adultery website who’s charged with murder. I can’t wait to see Alicia go nuts on Kalinda. Confrontation of the year!

The Rest:

The Biggest Loser 8:00 on NBC – NBC’s golden goose.

Glee 8:00 on FOX – “Prom Queen” An extra got fired for tweeting spoilers from tonight’s episode revealing who won Prom King and Queen. I think its proposterous that TWO people hailing from the least popular club in school would win king and queen whether or not they play sports or cheerlead. Stupid Glee. 

One Tree Hill 8:00 on CW – Miss Lauren texts her vajayjay to the guys after a wild girls night.  

16 & Pregnant 9:00 on MTV – Nasty.

Dancing With The Stars Results 9:00 on ABC – There’s not even anyone famous on it!!?!

Hellcats 9:00 on CW – Marti and her law prof (Gale Harold) get busy, but it can’t possibly last long his CW Kevin Williamson pilot Secret Circle is said to be a lock for the fall schedule. 

Becoming Chaz 9:00 on OWN – Watch Chastity Bono become Chaz in this up close documentary from Oprah and Rosie O’Donnell.

Traffic Light  9:31 on FOX – Money becomes an issue between Lisa (Liza Lapira) and Callie (Aya Cash) when Callie photographs Tommy and leaves payment undefined. I love when friends on sitcoms fight. 

The Voice 10:00 on NBC – Its singer vs. signer as they take to the ring to duke it out in a vocal battle with their coaches choosing the victors. 

Worst. Prom. Ever. 10:00 on MTV – Tis the season I guess. MTV unveils its new original film. 


What’s On: Martha Plimpton Tuesday!

Martha Plimpton is possibly one of the finest actresses on television right now, in the last couple of seasons she guest starred on Fringe, Grey’s Anatomy, How To Make It In America and The Good Wife, stealing scenes wherever she went. This season she’s been the exclusive property of Fox on Raising Hope, until tonight when she makes her triumphant return to The Good Wife as Lockhart/Gardner nemesis Patti Nyholm. Watch her at 9 on Fox and at 10 on CBS, which are our recommendations for tonight, Tuesday May 3 2011.

The Martha:

Raising Hope “Everybody Flirts … Sometimes” 9:01 on Fox

The magnanimous Plimpton is hilarious and right at home as Virginia Chance on Raising Hope. She’s got great timing, is on fire with zingers and has good chemistry with Garret Dillahunt. Tonight Burt’s flirting becomes a problem and the rest of the Chance family takes on flirting to get ahead. Check out all the promos!

The Good Wife “In Sickness” 10:00 on CBS

The promo and the clip for tonight’s episode focus on the fallout from the Leela Bombshell, the devastating revelation that Peter slept with Kalinda, Alicia’s best friend. The second video (which is kinda spoilery) touches on the fallout and is kinda intense. As much as I’ve been waiting to see how Alicia deals with the fallout, I’m more excited to see the return of Plimpton who’s Nyholm appeared in the season one episodes “Heart” and “Crash” where she used being pregnant and nursing respectively to manipulate the court and win her case (she never did though) tonight at first she goes up against the firm but then in classic Good Wife twisty fashion she becomes their client when she’s dismissed from her firm.

The Non-Martha:

The Biggest Loser 8:00 on NBC – Non Courtney Crozier Biggest Loser Sucks.

NCIS “Baltimore” 8:00 on CBS  – Its an origin episode chronicling how DiNozzo was recruited by Gibbs. Check out the promo.

Glee 8:00 on FOX – Rumors are going around McKinley High. Maybe Brittany’s new web series is to blame.

Dancing With The Stars 9:00 on ABC – One more pair loses their chance at the mirrorball.

NCIS:LA 9:00 on CBS – Hetty is leaving?!? NO!

Hellcats 9:00 on CW – I can’t believe Marty kissed her professor (Gale Harold). Series star Aly Michalka’s real life sister AJ guests and sings a duet with her sister.

The Voice 9:00 on NBC – I kinda love it…. love it a lot.

Traffic Light 9:30 on FOX – Denman and Lapira (right) shine in this relationship sitcom.

Body of Proof 10:01 on ABC – Are John Carroll Lynch and Sonja Sohn taking turns?  They haven’t been on screen together since the second episode.


What’s On: Born This Way Tuesday

Apparently Glee’s Gaga-ish tribute to being yourself was so good, it needed to be expanded to 90 minutes. Knowing Glee it probably won’t be that good, but will have a decent laugh or two. With Parenthood done for the year and the Good Wife off for a few more weeks, quality wise, tonight is a little scant, but it does bring us the premiere of NBC’s new singing competition; The Voice, which along with Glee are our recommendations for tonight, Tuesday April 26 2011.

Glee “Born This Way” 8:00 on FOX

Lauren and Quinn fight for Prom Queen. Now, one a personal note, I was Prom King, and my Prom Queen was the size of Lauren Zises (now she’s thin like a toothpick). She was voted Queen because when it came down to it she deserved it most. She was friends with everyone, pretty much the class clown and has a voice like Christina meets Dolly. It’s not that far fetched, I also have a feeling tonight the Karofsky plot will come to a close tonight. Also Emma deals with her OCD and Santana (who’s sexual identity crisis has been by FAR the most interesting) has something scandalous up her sleeve. Also – it seems according to the promo that Kurt Hummel is back at McKinley!

The Voice “Blind Auditions Part 1” 9:00 on NBC

You’ve seen the ads everywhere, you can barely escape them. They creep up during the 100th episode of 30 Rock, on subway rides in magazines and tonight it pays off, becuase NBC has beaten me into submission. I will watch The Voice – at least tonight. If you recall in season 2 of Idol there was a promising singer named Frenchie Davis who was eliminated after boobalicious pics of her popped up on the web, well she auditioned for the voice and hopefully we get to hear her and her magnificent pipes tonight.

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The Rest:

The Biggest Loser 8:00 on NBC – It’s only an hour long tonight. (Shock face)

Dancing With The Stars 8:00 on ABC – This however is two hours, the first a catch-up of the season and the second an elimination.

One Tree Hill 8:00 on CW – Nathan is seeking revenge for something. Seeing as I left Tree Hill with Lucas, Peyton and Sawyer.

Hellcats 9:00 on CW – Marti continues to search for her father and I continue to struggle with my shameful liking of this show.

Raising Hope 9:30 on FOX – I caught Martha Plimpton on Law and Order: CI yesterday. Damn she can do anything.

Body of Proof 10:01 on ABC – Last week’s Christina Hendricks infused ep was the best yet. Hopefully it stays on that track.