Tonight at 9p, Jason Jones and Samantha Bee bring a show loosely based on their unusual family vacation experiences to TBS in The Detour.
Nate (Jones) is taking his family on a work vacation with him to Florida, but when he loses his job they take a sudden detour. Instead of flying, he decides to drive there with his wife Robin (Natalie Zea) and their kids Delilah (Ashley Gerasimovich) and Jared (Liam Carroll) in their car nicknamed Blue Thunder. Biggest problem is that he hasn’t told about being fired and something else you will find out at the end of tonight’s episode.
But I got ahead of myself. Tonight episode starts off with them stopping at a place that looks like an ice creams shop, but turns out the be a stripper joint. Their young son learns a thing or two about women, while his twin sister gets her period for the first time and becomes a woman. When Delilah finds this out, she is alone in the bathroom and her mom is stuck outside, so the strippers tell her all about it. When it is time to go, she has also learned out.
Now the family gets back on the road, and the kids write a note telling cars passing by that they have been kidnapped. When a trucker and his wife believe them, they are all left in a vary awkward situation. This time when they try to get on the road again, the car won’t start. They put Jared in the driver’s seat to get it started and he runs it off the road.
That is just tonight’s episode. Next week, while they wait to get their car fixed, they stay in a hotel. Robin gets high and flirts with a bellboy, the kids get even more lessons of adulthood and Nate loses his bathing suit.
In the coming weeks, they get a really really bad case of food poisoning after going to a themed restaurant in the middle of nowhere. Stay at a Bed and Breakfast that is rightfully protested. But the biggest shocker comes in the 6th episode when the kids find out how their parents really met. That in turn, let’s them discover a lot more about their conception and such so they will never be the same.
How good is The Detour? TBS picked up for a second season before it even aired.
I didn’t know much about it when I started watching the screeners, so I was thoroughly surprised how much I loved and laughed at the first 6 episodes that TBS provided. It reminded me of National Lampoon’s Vacation because it is just as smart and hilarious. So be prepared to laugh and to cancel your family vacation after you watch The Detour tonight and every Monday at 9p.
When Rizzoli & Isles last left off, Isles (Sasha Alexander) was kidnapped by an unknown assailant. Tonight’s episode at 9p on TNT picks up exactly where they left off. Now Rizzoli (Angie Harmon) and Korsak (Bruce McGill) need to find her before it is too late. Only problem, is the kidnapper didn’t leave a lot of evidence behind and every lead turns out to be a dead end. Will they rescue her in time?
Isles’ disappearance is taking their toll on everyone, especially Rizzoli who will never be the same. All of this is setting up for the show’s final episodes. Which I totally disagree with TNT about because I think the show has many more years ahead of it.
But I am getting ahead of myself. Tonight we are getting not one, but two episodes and the second one is a much lighter, happier one. When the owner of pot dispensary is killed, it is up to Rizzoli and Korsak to find his killer. They discover there is much more to his murder than meets the eye.
While investigating his murder, they need to test the pot from his store to make sure it matches some other marijuana. In the process of testing it, some of them will get really high and tell really bad jokes that only they will laugh at. Who doesn’t love to watch people get high and tell bad jokes?
So tune in for two great episodes of TNT’s best procedural. Maybe if we get the ratings up, they will reconsider their decision about ending the show.
Earlier this week TNT announced that they are rebooting Tales From the Crypt with M Night Shyamalan and the director is asking for your help. He Tweeted, “What are your favorite ‘Tales from The Crypt’ comics and episodes? Looking to adapt some and I’m ready to dig in!” So if you want to see your favorite episode from the original series redone by him, let him know.
Personally, I think this is the perfect project for him. His movies play like drawn out Twilight episodes, so I expect him to a great job with this. What do you think of him helming the Crypt?
Ever since Kevin Reilly joined the Turner family, I have not been happy with what he has done to TNT and TBS. Since joining he cancelled Dallas, Sullivan & Son, Ground Floor and now King of the Nerds.
Booger aka Curtis Armstong broke the news on Twitter by saying, “As to @KingofNerdsTBS having a future home elsewhere & whether there is anything fans can do to help, I’ll let you know when I know.” In true nerd fashion, he followed it up with, “But then again…#StarTrekTOS only got three seasons too, right? ;)” Although he did not say it, he did hint that they may shop it around to other networks.
Hopefully GSN will consider picking up because this endearing competition show. While so many other shows like this one are mean spirited, KOTN was anything but. I want to see it go on and I am really hoping it does.
Now back to Reilly, not only am I unhappy with the all the cancellations, I am not liking the direction of a lot of their dramas on TNT. I gave up Murder in the First and Last Ship after 2 episodes this season because they became so convoluted and boring. There are too many other good things on television to watch to waste time on shows that aren’t. Then there is Public Morals that put me to sleep every time I attempted to watch the pilot episode, so I just gave up trying. Finally, he gave Rizolli & Isles a shorter season and that is one of their biggest shows. But then again, it wasn’t as good this season, so a shorter one might be a good idea. Am I the only one getting ready to break up with TBS & TNT?
Angie Harmon shared a photo of herself with Chad Lowe and he looks really happy. Why? He is surrounded by a bunches of marijuana. Why? It is for something they are doing on Rizzoli & Isles. And you thought he was having fun on Pretty Little Liars, it ain’t nothing on the TNT show that airs tonight at 9p.
Ashley Tisdale has grown on up on television, but I don’t think we’ve seen her in braces. That is all going to change tonight at 10p on her TBS show Clipped. The sitcom is about lifelong friends, who all work in a barbershop together. On tonight’s episode they have their first flashback show and we get to see them as teenagers. Being a teenager means, for many of us, we go through an awkward phase. For Ashley and her co-star, Mike Castle, that means both of them got to wear braces for the week. To see what other embarrassing things happened to the Buzzy crew in high school, you will just have to tune in to find out.
If you haven’t seen Clipped, you are missing out on the funniest show on television this summer so far. There are so many clever one liners that you have to watch the episodes a few times to get them all. It truly is a (hair)cut above the rest!
Tonight at 10p on TNT, Proof debuts and it is a medical drama unlike all of the other ones.
Dr. Carolyn Tyler (Jennifer Beals), is a brilliant surgeon who is very wrapped up in her work and only believes what she knows. Her life has gone through some drastic changes in the last few years, her son died, her marriage ended, her daughter wants nothing to do with her and she almost died in a boating accident. She saw something when she nearly drowned, but she doesn’t believe it might’ve been life after death. As a doctor, she doesn’t believe in it.
Then, one day the billionaire, Ivan Turing (Matthew Modine), insists in meeting with her. He is going to die and he wants her help. Not her help as a doctor, but he wants her to prove that there is life after death. At first she doesn’t want to do it, but eventually she gives in. He gives her cases that might explain the hereafter and she has to figure out of they provide the answer or medical training does.
Each week, we see her be tested, as we all get one step closer to finding out what happens when we die. Hopefully, she will get an answer before Turing finds out for himself.
Proof is a really intriguing show because just when you think you know what is going to happen, something happens that changes it all.
Before we get to Proof, Rizzoli & Isles is back for its sixth season at 9p on TNT.
Frankie (Jordan Bridges) and Jane (Angie Harmon) chase a suspect into a train station and he gets away from them. The two of them split up and Frankie finds him first. Frankie sees that he has a gun, so he shoots and kills him. When the everyone is cleared away from the scene, the suspect’s gun is missing. Now Frankie is being accused of killing an unarmed man. Did he do just that or did the suspect really have a gun.
Now it is up to Rizzoli & Isles (Sasha Alexander) to solve the crime before Internal Affairs does. Plus, there is so much more on the line than just the shooting, that it is dire they find out what happened so they can prevent what is about to happen.
Tonight’s episode is so exciting, it is what CSI: Cyber should be. There’s a cyber element to it and this show perfected how to interact it with a police procedural.
Also at 10p, but over on TBS get ready for the new comedy Clipped!
Clipped is about 5 school friends who work at a barbershop with another friend from their youth and the guy who sold his store to him.
Dani (Ashley Tisdale) and AJ (Mike Castle) slept together on their prom night, but since then they have just been friends. Everyone can tell that there is more to their relationship, but them. Charmaine (Diona Reasonover) is Black and Jewish and she makes fun of Buzzy (George Wednt), who’s in the chair next to her, because he’s dating a Black meterman. Then there is Ben, who bought the place from Buzzy and he has a real Napoleon complex. His BFF, Mo (Matt Cook), is someone he bullies and Mo has had enough. Finally, there is Joy and she is the sweet one that is the receptionist.
Together they make up a barbershop, I totally want to get my haircut at. Since it doesn’t exist, I can just watch the show instead.
Murder in the First is back on TNT tonight at 10p and it is shaping up to be another intense season.
It’s a normal day for Inspectors English (Taye Diggs) and Mulligan (Kathleen Robertson) but that is about to change when they are in the wrong place at the wrong time. Just as they quiz a guy in a food truck about a missing person, someone shoots him dead. The bullets don’t stop there because they are flying around them. The gunshots are coming from a school bus and the shooters are two of the high school students in there. They are gunning down their classmates and the cops are effortless to stop them. Finally, they run out of bullets and they escape without anyone seeing where they went. Now it is up to the inspectors to bring them to justice.
Will they be able to do it before they kill again? What is their motivation? Tune in tonight to find out in an episode that will have you on the edge of your seat.
When we last saw Jane Rizzoli (Angie Harmon) on Rizzoli & Isles, she jumped off a bridge to rescue the man who’s innocence she is trying to prove. Tonight at 9p on TNT we find out what happened to her and the suspect? Will the show just be known as Isles after tonight? Did he survive the fall? Did he really kill his mistress? Did someone else do it and are they trying to frame him? I wish I could tell you more, but you will want to find out for yourself. So watch this episode with lots of twists and turns.
Then at 10p, Daniel Pierce (Eric McCormack) also found himself in a deadly situation in the final seconds of Perception‘s season finale. Tonight we find out how badly he was injured in the explosion. He suffered a major head injury and it requires surgery. Only problem is that if he gets, there’s a chance he won’t be the man he was beforehand. If he doesn’t get it, then he might die. His life, both mentally and physically, is in other people’s hands. What will they do? You just have to tune into find out in this compelling episode.
Last week, America feel in love with The Librarians and tonight at 8p they are back for more on TNT!
So what can we expect from the upcoming episodes this season, The Guardian aka Rebecca Romijn previewed what is ahead for these magical artifact hunters. Recently on a conference call, she said that each episode is a standalone, but that all of the artifacts that they recover during the season will play a part in the big season finale.
So what are some of those magical items that they will be searching for each week? She shared with us, “We have the minotaurs. The thread of the labyrinth was a favorite one of mine. We get stuck in a labyrinth with a minotaur in one of our episodes.” In another one, “A fairy tale episode where fairy tales are coming to life in the small town and hurting people and killing people. And we slowly start turning into fairy tale characters.” Since you can’t air in December without a Christmas episode, there is one coming up next week. In that show, she said, “We have to drive Santa Claus back up to the North Pole and she doesn’t believe in Santa Claus and she’s not happy about it.” While she is not happy about it, we will be happy to learn her backstory as the she makes the long arduous trek.
Even though she can do comedy brilliantly, she is the straight (wo)man in the series, so I wanted to know what that is like for her. She explained, “I think it’s actually sometimes the most fun to play the straight man. I think playing the straight man is kind of the funniest character personally.” Then she added, “I love getting to be the skeptic of the group. I love getting to be the voice of the audience because it’s ridiculous. I mean every single episode the missions that are thrown our way are absolutely ridiculous.” We wouldnâ€™t have it any other way.
Now what about those TV Legends ER’s Noah Wyle, Max Headroom’s Matt Frewer and Night Court’s John Laroquette, who appeared in the two hour series, will they be back for more hijinks? The child of the ’80s, said that all of them will return for a handful episodes.
Just in case, you needed another reason to watch this brilliant fun adventure every Sunday at 8p on TNT! But personally, I donâ€™t think you need any more reason to enjoy this show then the fact that there is nothing else like it on television. That and it is an enjoyable show the whole family can watch together and love it all the same.