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TBS Renews Sullivan & Son and Men at Work

August 22, 2013 Leave a comment
 men at work blogA few days before its second season finale, Sullivan & Son has earned a third season at TBS.

The cable net also ordered additional seasons of the bro sitcom Men at Work and the hidden-camera comedy Deal With It.

Men‘s 10-installment third season will premiere in early 2014, with Sullivan is scheduled to belly up to the bar with 13 Season 3 episodes the following summer.

The second season of Deal With It, from executive producer Howie Mandel (America’s Got Talent), will consist of 10 episodes and will bow sometime in 2014.

 

American Dad Moving to TBS in Late 2014

July 17, 2013 Leave a comment

Seth MacFarlane’s American Dad will call TBS home starting in late 2014, after wrapping a 10-season run on Fox.

Season 10 of the animated comedy premieres Sunday, Sept. 29 on Fox. TBS has ordered 15 episodes for Season 11, while sister network Adult Swim will host encores.

American Dad is a great fit for TBS, a favorite of comedy fans who like smart, irreverent humor with ample doses of biting wit and skewering satire,” TBS/TNT/TCM boss Michael Wright said in a statement. “We look forward to welcoming Seth MacFarlane and the rest of his team as they bring this iconic show to TBS.”

Cable Renewal Scorecard: What’s Coming Back? What’s Cancelled? What’s on the Bubble?

June 5, 2013 Leave a comment

TVLine’s Renewal Scorecard has spawned a spin-off!

By popular demand, we present you with our first-ever Cable Renewal Scorecard, a handy, constantly-updated and easy-to-navigate cheat sheet featuring the current status of more than 100 of the buzziest* non-broadcast (plus PBS) offerings.

(*Due to issues related to length and our own sanity, not every cable series is included).

We’ll be updating this list regularly with the latest industry intel, so we strongly suggest you bookmark this puppy and check back for updates. 

And now, the Scorecard (grouped by network)…

ABC FAMILY
Bunheads: Season 1 ended Feb. 25; Season 2 renewal could go either way
Baby Daddy: Season 2 premiered May 29; Renewed for Season 3
Chasing Life: Season 1 to debut in early 2014
The Fosters: Season 1 premiered June 3
Melissa & Joey: Season 3 premiered May 29; Renewed for Season 4
The Lying Game: Season 2A ended March 13; Season 2B renewal could go either way
Pretty Little Liars: Season 4 premieres June 11; Renewed for Season 5
Ravenswood: Season 1 to debut in October
The Secret Life of the American Teenager: Series finale aired June 3
Switched at Birth: Season 2B premieres June 10
Twisted: Season 1 premieres June 11

A&E
Bates Motel: Season 1 ended May 20; Season 2 to debut in 2014
The Glades: Season 4 premiered May 27
Longmire: Season 2 premiered May 27

AMC
Breaking Bad: Season 5B/Final Season premieres Aug. 11
Hell on Wheels: Season 3 premieres Aug. 3
The Killing: Season 3 premiered June 2; Season 4 renewal is too early to tell
Low Winter Sun: Season 1 premieres Aug. 11
Mad Men: Season 6 finale airs June 23; Season 7 renewal a sure thing
The Walking Dead: Season 4 premieres October 2013

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Being Human: Final season premieres July 13
Copper
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Season 2 premieres June 23
Doctor Who: Season 7 ended May 18; Renewed for Season 8
In The Flesh: Season 1 premieres June 6
Luther: Season 2 ended July 2011; Season 3 premieres Sept. 3
Orphan Black: Season 2 to debut in 2014
Ripper Street: Season 1 ended Feb. 24; Season 2 to debut in early 2014

BET
The Game: Season 6 currently airing; Season 7 to debut in 2014
Let’s Stay Together: Season 3 ended May 21; Season 4 to debut in 2014

CINEMAX
Banshee: Season 1 ended March 15; Season 2 to debut in early 2014
Strike Back: Season 2 ended Oct. 2012; Season 3 to debut in mid-to-late 2013

FX/FXX
American Horror Story: Season 2 ended Jan. 21; Season 3 to premiere in October
The Americans: Season 1 ended May 1; Season 2 to debut in early 2014
Anger Management: The 90-episode Season 2 premiered Jan. 17
Archer: Season 4 ended April 11; Season 5 to debut in 2014
The Bridge: Season 1 premieres July 10
It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia: Season 9 to debut this fall; Renewed for Season 10
Justified: Season 4 ended April 2; Season 5 to debut in early 2014
The League: Season 4 ended Dec. 20; Season 5 to debut this fall; Renewed for Season 6
Legit: Season 1 ended April 11; Season 2 to debut in 2014
Louie: Season 3 ended Sept. 2012; Season 4 to debut in Spring 2014
Sons of Anarchy: Season 5 ended Dec. 4; Season 6 to debut in fall 2013
Wilfred: Season 3 premieres June 20

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The Borgias: Season 3 finale airs June 16; A shortened Season 4/wrap-up TV-movie is a safe bet
Californication: Season 6 ended April 7; Season 7 to debut in 2014
Dexter: Season 8/Final Season premieres June 30
Episodes: Season 3 to debut in early 2014
Homeland: Season 2 ended Dec. 2012; Season 3 to debut Sept. 29
House of Lies: Season 2 ended April 7; Season 3 to debut in 2014
Masters of Sex: Season 1 premieres Sept. 29
Nurse Jackie: Season 5 finale airs June 16; Season 6 renewal could go either way
Ray Donovan: Season 1 premieres June 30
Shameless: Season 3 ended April 7; Season 4 to debut in 2014
Web Therapy: Season 3 premieres July 22

STARZ
Black Sails: Season 1 premieres Jan. 2014
Da Vinci’s Demons: Season 1 currently airing; Season 2 to debut in 2014
Magic City: Season 2 premieres June 14
The White Queen: Season 1 premieres Aug. 10

SUNDANCE
Rectify: Season 1 ended May 20; Season 2 to debut in 2014

SYFY
Being Human: Season 3 ended April 8; Season 4 to debut in 2014
Continuum: Season 2 premieres June 7
Defiance: Season 1 currently airing; Season 2 to debut in 2014
Haven: Season 3 ended Jan. 17; Season 4 to debut in October
Lost Girl: Season 3 ended April 22; Season 4 to debut in 2014
Warehouse 13: Season 4 currently airing; Season 5/Final Season to debut in 2014

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Cougar Town: Season 4 ended April 9; Season 5 to debut in 2014
Sullivan & Son: Season 2 premieres June 13
Men at Work: Season 2 finale airs June 6; Season 3 renewal could go either way

TNT
Dallas: Season 2 ended April 15; Season 3 to debut in 2014
Falling Skies: Season 3 premieres June 9
Franklin & Bash: Season 3 premieres June 19
King & Maxwell: Season 1 premieres June 10
The Last Ship: Season 1 to debut in 2014
Legends: Season 1 to debut in 2014
Lost Angels (fka L.A. Noir): Season 1 to debut in 2014
Major Crimes: Season 2 premieres June 10
Monday Mornings: Officially cancelled
Perception: Season 2 premieres June 25
Rizzoli & Isles: Season 4 premieres June 25
Southland: Officially cancelled

TV LAND
The Exes: Season 3 premieres June 19
Happily Divorced: Season 2B ended Feb. 13; Season 3 is a long-shot
Hot in Cleveland: Season 4B premieres June 19; Season 5 to debut in late 2013
The Soul Man: Season 2 premieres June 19

USA NETWORK
Burn Notice: Season 7/Final Season premieres June 6
Covert Affairs: Season 4 premieres July 16
Graceland: Season 1 premieres June 6
Necessary Roughness: Season 3 premieres June 12
Psych: Season 7 finale aired May 29; Renewed for Season 8
Royal Pains: Season 5 premieres June 12
Suits: Season 3 premieres July 16
White Collar: Season 4 ended March 5; Season 5 to debut in fall 2013

TBS Renews Cougar Town for Season 5

March 27, 2013 Leave a comment

The cul de sac crew will be uncorking more wine than usual tonight: Cougar Town has been renewed for fifth season. The Bill Lawrence sitcom, which was canceled by ABC last spring and subsequently saved by TBS, is currently wrapping up its first season on the cable channel, with the Season 4 finale set for April 9. The network has ordered 13 episodes for Season 5, which will likely air in early 2014.

According to TBS, Cougar Town‘s fourth season has averaged 2.8 million total viewers and 1.7 million viewers in the 18-49 demo once DVR numbers are factored in, enough to make it the network’s number-one primetime original series ever.

Anyone up for a friendly game of Penny Can to celebrate?

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Pilot News: Cougar Town’s Briga Heelan Joins Bill Lawrence’s TBS Comedy; Pitch Perfect’s Skylar Astin in Talks

March 9, 2013 Leave a comment

Pitch Perfect‘s Skylar Astin is in negotiations to star in Bill Lawrence’s TBS comedy pilot Ground Floor, TVLine has learned. Additionally, Briga Heelan, who recurs as Grayson’s flighty baby mama on Lawrence’s Cougar Town, has signed on to join the cast.

Penned by Lawrence and Greg Malins, Ground Floor is a multi-camera workplace comedy that follows a 25-year-old alpha male (Astin) who, upon crossing paths with his company’s support staff, realizes he’s not nearly as happy as he thought he was.

Heelan will play Jennifer, the self-confident and innately intelligent manager of building maintenance who is enjoying an unexpected romance with Astin’s character.

Scrubs vet John C. McGinley co-stars as the cranky boss.

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Pilot Scoop: Chuck’s Ryan McPartlin Joins TBS’ Workplace Comedy Do It Yourself

March 5, 2013 Leave a comment

TBS’ Do It Yourself pilot just got a little more awesome.

TVLine has learned that Ryan McPartlin, aka Chuck‘s Captain Awesome, is joining the cast as a series regular.

The multi-cam workplace comedy, from Walt Becker (Glory Daze) Rob Long (Sullivan & Son), focuses on a group of misfits working at a Home Depot-esque super store called Home Time.

Basically, it’s Buy More with cork flooring and dimmer switches instead of flatscreen TVs and iPads.

McPartlin will play Tyler, an enthusiastic employee of the paint department, where he gives several demonstrations a week. Tyler considers himself an actor and an artist, and really throws himself into his “shows.”

Office alum Melora Hardin was previously cast as Home Time’s big, bad boss.

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Cougar Town 4×04 Promo “I Should Have Known It” (HD)

January 28, 2013 Leave a comment

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TBS Cancels Wedding Band After One Season

January 23, 2013 Leave a comment

Mother of the Bride has left the building.

TBS has cancelled the Brian Austin Green-starring comedy Wedding Band, TVLine has confirmed.

Not even a receiving line of big-name guest stars (including Austin’s wife Megan Fox and Las Vegas‘ Molly Sims) could save the series, which debuted in November but struggled to build and keep an audience in its 10 pm Saturday time slot.

The musical comedy followed a group of friends, led by Green’s Tommy and including Harold Perrineau‘s Stevie, who rocked out at receptions in their spare time.

As noted by The Hollywood Reporter, which broke the story, Wedding Band ended its 10-episode run on Saturday.

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Cougar Town Season 4 “New Year’s Resolutions” Promos (HD)

January 2, 2013 Leave a comment

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Cougar Town Season 4 “Jingle Bells” Promo (HD)

December 25, 2012 Leave a comment

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Cougar Town Season 4 Featurette: Get Caught Up (HD)

December 6, 2012 Leave a comment

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Cougar Town Season 4 Featurette: Get Caught Up (HD)

December 5, 2012 Leave a comment

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Men at Work Hires Peri Gilpin as New Boss, Plus Who’s Romancing Danny Masterson?

August 7, 2012 Leave a comment

TBS’ Men at Work is staffing up.

Frasier alumnae Peri Gilpin has joined Season 2 of the recently renewed comedy in a recurring role, TVLine has learned exclusively.

Gilpin — whose TV credits include CSI, Grey’s Anatomy and Make It or Break It — will play Alex, the new boss at Full Steam magazine, where Danny Masterson (That ’70s Show), Adam Busch (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), James Lesure (Las Vegas) and Michael Cassidy’s (The O.C.) characters work. Money lured Alex to the men’s mag from her number two position at a Vogue-like publication — but her unorthodox methods leave the guys scratching their heads.

Additionally, Sarah Wright (Millicent Gergich on Parks and Recreation) will guest in the Season 2 premiere as a “missed connection” for Milo (Masterson) who’s not thrilled to discover he’s the person she’s supposed to meet.

The bachelor’s love life will continue to heat up when Stephanie Lemelin’s Rachel returns for a two-episode arc. Back in the show’s pilot, she left Milo for a threesome with Gibbs (Lesure) and another girlfriend.

Men at Work will return to TBS in 2013.

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Men at Work Renewed for a Second Season

June 28, 2012 Leave a comment

TBS has renewed Men at Work for a second season.  The cable channel put in an order for an additional 10 episodes for the second season of Men at Work, which will premiere in 2013.  The show currently ranks as one of basic cable’s Top 5 new series in the adults 18-49 years old demographic.  Given those stats,  the only thing surprising about the renewal is that it didn’t come sooner!

Men at Work is a strong addition to the TBS lineup and has worked extremely well paired with The Big Bang Theory,” said Michael Wright, president, head of programming for TBS, TNT and Turner Classic Movies (TCM). “We’re very excited to welcome the outstanding cast and production team of Men at Work back for another season.”

Created by Breckin Meyer(Road Trip, TNT’s Franklin & Bash), Men at Work centers on four buddies who work together at a magazine. Danny Masterson (That ’70s Show, Yes Man) plays the recently dumped Milo, whose friends are determined to help him get back in the dating game. James Lesure (Las Vegas) is Gibbs, a photographer and successful ladies man. Michael Cassidy (The O.C) plays Tyler, a features writer who brings a dose of style and sophistication to the group. And Adam Busch (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) is Neal, a somewhat nerdy ad salesman and the only one in the group with a steady girlfriend (Meredith Hagner– Royal Pains).

Men at Work comes to TBS from Sony Pictures Television and Fanfare. The multi-camera comedy is executive-produced by Breckin Meyer, along with Fanfare’s Jamie Tarses and Julia Franz.

In its first season, Men at Work has averaged more than 2.7 million viewers in Live + 7, with 1 million adults 18-34 and 1.8 million adults 18-49. The comedy ranks as one of basic cable’s Top 5 new series among adults 18-49 in Q2 2012.

The season finale for Men at Work is set to air July 12. The following Thursday, TBS will launch its newest original sitcom, Sullivan & Son, starring comedian Steve Byrne and executive produced by Vince Vaughn, Peter Billingsley and showrunner Rob Long.

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Men at Work Reunites That ’70s Show’s Danny Masterson and Laura Prepon

June 22, 2012 Leave a comment

TBS’ Men at Work next Thursday will host a That ’70s Show reunion between Men man Danny Masterson and his old ’70s pal Laura Prepon — and we’ve got your exclusive first look at the former co-stars in action.

The Are You There, Chelsea? alumna drops by the comedy’s June 28 installment (titled “Plan B”) as a potential love interest for Masterson’s Milo. However, when Neal (Adam Busch) attempts to set the two up on a date, she makes clear that her romantic interests lie elsewhere.

This isn’t the first ’70s Show reunion of late: Wilmer Valderrama recently romanced Prepon’s leading lady on her ill-fated NBC sitcom. What’s more, the Awake alum actually appears in tonight’s episode of Men at Work.

Take a peek at the nostalgia-tinged rendezvous below!

 

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Bones Alum Clocks In on Men at Work

June 21, 2012 Leave a comment

Erstwhile Bones squintern Joel David Moore is set to spend a week with a few good Men at Work.

TVLine has learned exclusively that the actor — who is arguably best known for his geeky turns in big-screen hits like Avatar and Dodgeball — will guest-star in an upcoming episode of the TBS comedy (airing Thursdays at 10/9c).

In the installment titled “Super Milo,” Moore will portray Doug, a Full Steam Magazine editor who is thrust in the middle of the guys’ kooky competition to conduct an entire staff meeting using only popular song lyrics.

Moore’s other recent TV credits include a stint on Hawaii Five-0 and a handful of Last Man Standing episodes. He also had a co-starring role opposite real-life pal Zachary Levi in this year’s ill-fated Fox comedy pilot Let It Go.

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The Newsroom, Covert Affairs, Fairly Legal and more – Misc Promotional Photos

June 15, 2012 Leave a comment

Awkward | Season 2 | Cast Promotional Photos

The Newsroom – New Cast Promotional Photo

Sullivan & Son | Season 1 | Cast Promotional Photo

Covert Affairs | Season 2 | Cast Promotional Photos

Fairly Legal | Season 2 | Keyart and Posters

American Horror Story’s Alexandra Breckenridge Joins Men at Work

June 7, 2012 Leave a comment

Alexandra Breckenridge will guest-star in an upcoming episode of TBS’ new comedy Men at Work, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively.

The American Horror Story and True Blood alum has been cast as Katelyn, a beautiful young woman who keeps blowing off her dates with Tyler (Michael Cassidy). However, when she mistakenly butt-dials him, Tyler drags Milo (Danny Masterson) along to confront her and ends up interrupting a very emotional situation.

Breckenridge, whose episode will air in early July, joins a long list of guest stars on the comedy’s first season, including Kathy Najimy, Stacy Keibler, J.K. Simmons, Ethan Suplee, Josh Hopkins, Kevin Pollak, Chris Masterson, Wilmer Valderrama and Laura Prepon.

Breckenridge’s other notable roles include FX’s Dirt and CBS’ short-lived comedy The Ex List. Next year, she’ll co-star alongside Anne Heche in NBC’s new midseason comedy Save Me.

Men at Work airs Thursdays at 10/9c on TBS.

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Summer TV 2012: Must-Watch New Shows

May 30, 2012 Leave a comment

Anger Management (FX)
Premieres:
Thursday, June 28 at 10/9c
He’s baaack! Charlie Sheen returns to TV as ex baseball player Charlie (can he ever play someone not named Charlie?) who overcomes his own anger issues to become an anger management therapist himself. (Do his methods involve tiger blood?) The series is based on the Jack Nicholson-Adam Sandler flick of the same name and also stars Selma Blair (as his therapist and possible love interest), Shawnee Smith (as his ex-wife) and fellow Chuck Lorre antagonist Brett Butler (as a bartender). Sheen’s ex-wife Denise Richards — never one to turn down a chance to appear on one of his shows (see: Spin City, Two and a Half Men) — will guest-star as a business partner of Smith’s character. And if the test audience is any indication, Sheen may be winning once again.

Around the World in 80 Plates (Bravo)
Premieres:
Wednesday, May 9 at 10/9c
If you’ve ever wondered what would happen if The Amazing Race and Top Chef had a baby, this would be the answer. Hosted by Curtis Stone and Cat Cora, the culinary competition series features 12 chefs traveling across 10 countries in 44 days to whip up local cuisines. Seeing as The Amazing Race and Top Chef are the only shows to ever win the reality-competition series Emmy Award, perhaps we ought to keep a close eye on this one.

Baby Daddy (ABC Family)
Premieres:
Wednesday, June 20 at 8:30/7:30c
Think Raising Hope meets Three Men and a Baby. Twentysomething Ben (Jean-Luc Bilodeu) becomes a surprise dad to a baby girl when she’s left on his doorstep by a former gal pal. He decides to raise the baby with his motley crew of helpers: mom Bonnie (Melissa Peterman), his brother Danny (Derek Theler), his best buddy Tucker (Tahj Mowry) and his pal, Riley (Chelsea Kane), who has a secret crush on him. And no, the baby news does not diminish her feelings.

Beverly Hills Nannies (ABC Family)
Premieres:
Wednesday, July 11 at 9/8c
Yep, it’s another reality series in the most famous zip code in the world. This one is, as the title suggests, about nannies who work for well-off families in town. Unsurprisingly, the show comes from the producers of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and The Real Housewives of Orange County. Can you say “crossover”?

Breaking Pointe (CW)
Premieres:
Thursday, May 31 at 8/7c
Sadly, this is not a Grosse Pointe sequel. This reality series, from the producers of Big Brother and Dancing with the Stars, goes behind the scenes of the uber-competitive Ballet West company in Salt Lake City. If it’s anything like Black Swan, we’re there!

Bunheads (ABC Family)
Premieres:
Monday, June 11 at 9/8c
Two-time Tony winner Sutton Foster makes her TV debut as a disgruntled Las Vegas showgirl who impulsively marries a man and moves to his small hometown, where she becomes a ballet teacher at her mother-in-law’s dance school. Gilmore Girls creator Amy Sherman-Palladino is the mastermind behind this, so expect lots of rapid-fire wisecracks. So you think you can dance, Breaking Pointe? We can speak fast!

The Catalina (CW)
Premieres:
Tuesday, May 29 at 8/7c
Snooki & Co. may be back on the Jersey Shore, but that doesn’t mean reality TV is done with South Beach. This docu-series follows the young staff at The Catalina hotel in Miami who work by day and party as hard as you’d expect them to by night. As long as they don’t have their own “GTL” slogan, we’ll be good.

The Choice (Fox)
Premieres:
Thursday, June 7 at 8/7c
The Dating Game meets The Voice — spinning chairs and all! (no word on Purrfect the Cat yet, though) — in Fox’s new celebrity dating series. Four single celebs will sit in rotating chairs in front of a live studio audience, with their backs to a bunch of singles. The contestants can describe their life, their interests and their turn-ons — but the celebrities can only rely on their voice and their answers before spinning around. The star bachelors and bachelorettes include Joe Jonas, Tyson Beckford, Dean Cain, Jersey Shore‘s Pauly D and Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino, Rob Kardashian and chef Rocco DiSpirito, Carmen Electra and Playboy Playmate of the Year Hope Dworaczyk. We just hope someone will recite Meredith Grey’s “choose me” speech.

Common Law (USA)
Premieres: Friday, May 11 at 10/9c
USA already has a football player seeing a therapist, so why not cops too? Odd couple detective partners Travis (Michael Ealy) and Wes (Warren Kole) loathe each other and are ordered into couples counseling by their captain (Jack McGee) to work out their differences. Lost‘s Sonya Walger plays their therapist. But all of this begs the question: Wouldn’t it be easier to assign them new partners?

Dallas (TNT)
Premieres:
Wednesday, June 13 at 9/8c
Ready to head back to Southfork? This is no reboot, but rather a continuation of the original CBS soap — so much so that original players Larry Hagman, Linda Gray and Patrick Duffy will reprise their roles. But Josh Henderson and Jesse Metcalfe will primarily be the ones getting knee deep in oil drama as dueling cousins John Ross Ewing III and Christopher Ewing, respectively. Jordana Brewster and Brenda Strong round out the cast. Fingers crossed for no dream season.

Dogs in the City (CBS)
Premieres:
Wednesday, May 30 at 8/7c
Watch out, Cesar Milan! Dog-training guru Justin Silver plays mediator for New York City dog owners who are having various problems with their pooches. But don’t automatically blame the dogs! Sometimes it’s the two-legged creatures who are at fault.

Duets (ABC)
Premieres:
Thursday, May 24 at 8/7c
You can never have too many singing competition shows, right? Mentors John Legend, Jennifer Nettles, Robin Thicke and Kelly Clarkson (wonder what Idol thinks) travel the country to search for a singer to duet with them. They will each choose two singers to be his or her partner, and will perform in front of a live audience each week. The winner will get a record contract at Hollywood Records.

Longmire (A&E)
Premieres:
Sunday, June 3 at 10/9c
Geek babes Katee Sackhoff and Cassidy Freeman on the same show?! Yep! But this is anything but a nerd’s wet dream. Based on Craig Johnson’s mystery novels, the series stars Robert Taylor as the newly widowed Walt Longmire, who, at the behest of his daughter Cady (Freeman), decides to run for re-election as sheriff of Absaroka County, Wyo., against Branch (Bailey Chase), a young deputy. Sackhoff plays Vic, a new deputy, and Lou Diamond Phillips plays Longmire’s confidant Henry Standing Bear.

Major Crimes (TNT)
Premieres:
Monday, Aug. 13 at 10/9c
The Closer will (finally) wrap its seventh and final season this summer, but it’s never truly going away. Mary McDonnell will star in this spin-off focused on Captain Sharon Raydor, who takes over as the head of the Major Crimes division. A bevy of Closer stars will join her too: G.W. Bailey, Tony Denison, Michael Paul, Raymond Cruz and Phillip P. Keene. See? The Closer is here to stay.

Men at Work (TBS)
Premieres:
Thursday, May 24 at 10/9c
The men are Danny Masterson, James Lesure, Adam Busch and Kyle Cassidy. The work is at a magazine. The latter three’s characters help their pal/co-worker Milo (Masterson) re-enter the dating scene after he got dumped by his girlfriend. Breckin Meyer is the creator and executive producer.

The Newsroom (HBO)
Premieres:
Sunday, June 24 at 10/9c
Aaron Sorkin returns to TV with this behind-the-scenes look (what other kind would he do?!) at fictional cable news network ACN. Jeff Daniels plays anchor Will McAvoy, who after a Howard Beale-like meltdown, sets out to put on News Night with his new executive producer (Emily Mortimer), his newsroom staff (Alison Pill, John Gallagher, Jr., Olivia Munn, Dev Patel, Thomas Sadoski) and their boss (Sam Waterston). Jane Fonda, in her first major TV role, will recur as Leona Lansing, CEO of ACN’s parent company. Surely, she must’ve learned a thing or two from Ted Turner.

Perception (TNT)
Premieres:
Monday, July 9 at 10/9c
Stop us if you’ve heard this before: A quirky genius with a keen understanding of the mind and human behavior consults with the federal government to solve cases. No, it’s not Patrick Jane, but Daniel Pierce (Eric McCormack), whose team includes FBI agent and former student Kate Moretti (Rachael Leigh Cook), his teaching assistant Max (Arjay Smith) and Natalie (Kelly Rowan), his best friend. The difference between Jane and Pierce? Pierce is a neuroscientist. And he’s insane. (Yeah, The Crazy Neuroscientist doesn’t roll off the tongue as easily as The Mentalist.)

Political Animals (USA)
Premieres:
Sunday, July 15 at 10/9c
The six-part miniseries stars Sigourney Weaver as Elaine Barrish, a former First Lady and current Secretary of State, who struggles to keep her family together as she deals with the State Department’s crises. She strikes an unlikely friendship with a journalist (Carla Gugino) who has spent her career tearing Elaine down. (Isn’t that always the case?) The project comes from Brothers & Sisters Greg Berlanti and also stars Ellen Burstyn, James Wolk, Adrian Pasdar, Sebastian Stan and Brittany Ishibashi.

Saving Hope (NBC)
Premieres:
Thursday, June 7 at 10/9c
Another Smallville hottie is back on TV! Erica Durance stars in this Canadian import as a surgeon whose life is turned upside down after her fiancée Charlie (Michael Shanks), the Chief of Staff at Toronto’s Hope-Zion Hospital, ends up in a coma. Little do she and the staff know, Charlie is roaming the halls in spirit form. The Vampire Diaries‘ Daniel Gillies also stars as new hot-shot surgeon Joel Goran. Can you say “supernatural love triangle”?

The Soul Man (TV Land)
Premieres:
Wednesday, June 20 at 10/9c
Do you have faith in Cedric the Entertainer? The comedian headlines this Hot in Cleveland spin-off as Rev. Boyce “The Voice” Ballentine, who takes over his father’s church. Niecy Nash co-stars as his wife Lolli. So when will Betty White and the ladies drop by?

Sullivan and Son (TBS)
Premieres:
Thursday, July 19 at 10/9c
Look! It’s another show about a son taking over the family business. Big city lawyer Steve Sullivan (Steve Byrne) abruptly decides to run his parents legendary Pittsburgh bar Sullivan & Son when he learns that they are planning to sell it during a visit. Let’s see how well this goes over with his girlfriend Ashley (Brooke Lyons). Dan Lauria and Jodi Long co-star as Steve’s Irish-American father, Jack Sullivan, and Korean mother, Ok Cha.

Take Me Out (Fox)
Premieres: Thursday, June 7 at 8/7c

If The Choice is not your speed, Fox has another dating show for you. Based on the popular Australian and British series, this fast-paced show features 30 single women who go through four rounds of speed-dating to find their soul mate. George Lopez will host and facilitate the matchmaking. Because if there’s anyone who should be playing cupid, it’s George Lopez.

Trust Us with Your Life (ABC)
Premieres:
Tuesday, July 10 at 9/8c
Don’t worry — this isn’t some stunt-heavy trust-fall show. It’s actually an improv series from the Whose Line Is It Anyway? guys. Wayne Brady, Colin Mochrie Jonathan Mangum will act out key moments in a celebrity’s life that they have just described. Fred Willard will host, and the participating stars are David Hasselhoff, Jerry Springer, Florence Henderson, Mark Cuban, Jack and Kelly Osbourne, Ricky Gervais and Serena Williams. (Quick! Count all the Dancing with the Stars alums.)

 

 

 

What to Watch: The TVLine-Up for Tuesday

May 30, 2012 Leave a comment

On TV this Tuesday: Cougar Town uncorks its season (and ABC) finale, The CW invites you to check in at The Catalina as The L.A. Complex closes its doors, the Workaholics plan a trip and more. Here are nine programs to keep on your radar.

8 pm Cougar Town (ABC) | One-hour ABC finale: When Grayson gripes that he’s living Groundhog Day because the gang shows up at the same time every day at Jules’ house, his bride-to-be requests a bachelorette party themed to that movie. Then, Grayson convinces Jules to elope to Napa — only to have the Cul de Sac crew tag along. David Arquette and, yes, TVLine’s Michael Ausiello (watch video) guest-star. Next stop: TBS in 2013!

8 pm The Catalina (The CW) | Reality series premiere: Hang with the young, wild and presumably very attractive staff of The Catalina hotel in Miami’s South Beach.

9 pm 20/20 (ABC) | This Katie Couric-hosted special marks the historic 60-year reign of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, just days before the celebrations surrounding the Diamond Jubilee. Hmm, has anyone seen Frank Drebin?

9 pm HGTV Design Star (HGTV) | Season 7 premiere: A dozen new designers get judged by Genevieve Gorder, Vern Yip and the occasional celeb guest.

9 pm The L.A. Complex (The CW) | Season finale: Nick and Abby try to move past the casual phase of their relationship; Connor continues searching for answers; Raquel’s conscience gets the best of her; and the unthinkable happens for Kal and Tariq.

9 pm Freaky Friday (ABC Family) | AKA when Gibbs (that is, Mark Harmon) met Dr. Samantha Ryan (Jamie Lee Curtis). Also, Lindsay Lohan before all of that stuff happened.

10 pm Tosh.0 (Comedy Central) | Summer premiere: Daniel reveals his summer wardrobe and offers the girl who sang “Smell Yo D–k” a web redemption. (I’m square, yes, but I don’t even wanna know.)

10:15 pm Teeth (IFC) | Great date movie.

10:30 pm Workaholics (Comedy Central) | In the Season 3 premiere, the guys plan their first acid trip.

Categories: ABC:, TBS, TBS: Cougar Town
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