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.
Ground Floor is back on TBS tonight at 10p and the comedy is still something to sing about. Brody (Skylar Astin) and Jenny (Briga Heelan) are returning from their trip to Paris and they are more in love than ever. Only thing is, he hasn’t told her yet that he Mr Mansfield (John C. McGinley) fired him because he turned down the job in Beijing to go on vacation with her. Will Brody be able to convince Mr Mansfield to give him back his job?
How long will he be able to keep the secret from her? Not long. So how will she react when she finds out her boyfriend is out of work? She’s too busy dealing with the fact that Harvard fired everyone from the Ground Floor when she was gone. Will she be able to replace all those fired employees? Let’s just say, you’ll never believe who applies for the job.
Ground Floor is at the top of the comedy game, so add the second season to your viewing pleasure tonight. I promise it will be your pleasure to view this funny workplace sitcom.
The Librarians debuts on TNT tonight at 8p and it is pretty near perfect.
I get screeners all the time, and every now and again, I get one that completely blows me away. The Librarians is just one of the few shows that completely wowed be.
Noah Wyle is back as Flynn Carsen and this time he is getting some help. While trying to retrieve an artifact, he winds up meeting Eve Baird (Rebecca Romijn), leader of a counter-terrorism squad for NATO. After their chance meeting, she gets an invite by the Library to be his Guardian. The timing couldn’t be more perfect because someone has been killing off the potential Librarian candidates. There are three possible Librarians, who are still alive and are near the top of the list, and the two of them are going to bring them in for their safety. Jake Stone (Christian Kane) has an IQ of 190, but you’d never guess it by looking at him. Cassandra (Lindy Booth) has synesthesia, which is the ability to link all five senses to her memory. Finally, there’s Ezekiel Jones (John Kim) and he’s tech wiz.
Now the five of them have to figure out who is killing off The Librarians before they get killed themselves. Not only do they have to survive this mystery murderer, they have to retrieve Crown of King Arthur before that group does. Since this group has gotten closer to the Library than anyone else, the library has destroyed itself. Now, they will have to go to a satellite center that is run by Jenkins (John Larroquette) and he is nothing like Flynn. He is used to working by himself and everything has its place. Unlike what these Librarians are used to.
With everything being in flux, Flynn reluctantly recruits the Guardian and the Librarians to join him, and now they are trying to keep magic contained.
Each week they will look for a new magical artifact and try to contain it before it gets into the wrong hands. Each week, I will be tuning in to see how they do it.
The Librarians is the perfect mix of humor and adventure, and that is why I enjoyed it so much. I am sure you will love this show as much as I do. Itâ€™s like that feeling you get when you read a really good book. But then again I am probably making that reference because of the showâ€™s title.
It is a very dark day for me because not only is my power out where I live, but TBS cancelled one of the funniest comedies on television. The network announced today that they will not be bringing back Sullivan & Son back for a fourth season.
I really enjoyed this sitcom about an old school bar in Pittsburgh. It reminded me of home, back when I went to bars like that before I was 21. That wasn’t the only reason why I loved this show, what made it so funny is they picked on everyone and everything and no one was safe. Because of that, I found myself laughing my a$$ off every week.
So thank you to everyone who worked on Sullivan & Son, at least we had 3 beertastic seasons!