Tonight at 9p on TNT, Rizzoli & Isles celebrates its 100th episode with Jane (Angie Harmon) going to jail.
Before you freak out, she is doing so because she is going undercover to solve a crime. In order to be believable, she gets a tattoo and puts her hair in a braid. She really looks the part as she goes from good cop to bad a$$ prisoner, but will the other inmates believe she is really one of them? Will one of them recognize her as their arresting officer? Did Jane get herself into a situation she can’t get out of?
One thing is for certain, the experience will change her forever. That change is setting up for the series finale on September 7th.
Even though Uncle Buck did better in the ratings than some of ABC’s other shows like The Real O’Neals, the network decided to cancel the summer sitcom. The show’s star James Lesure broke the news on Twitter this morning, hours after the season, now series, finale aired.
I think they made a huge mistake because the remake based on the John Hughes’ film, was actually really well done and funny. Much stronger than O’Neals, Black-ish and Modern Family. They would’ve been better off keeping it as a back up for the midseason because they are going to need it when O’Neals and Downward Dog fail.
Maybe Freeform, Aspire, BET or TV One will consider saving this show. I doubt they will, but this fan is hoping they consider it.
UPDATE: While the news is gloomy over at ABC, TNT and TBS had some sunny news for their viewers. TNT renewed Animal Kingdom for a second season, and TBS picked up both of their sitcoms Angela Tribeca and Wrecked. While I still miss Sullivan & Son, Ground Floor and Clipped, I am happy that TBS is is keeping those comedies on their lineup. They are not as good as the other three, but they are definitely entertaining.
Murder in the First is back for its third season tonight at 10p on TNT and it is going to be an interesting season.
Terry English (Taye Diggs) and Hildy Mulligan (Kathleen Robertson) are called in to investigate a shooting at a nightclub, but it is no ordinary murder. Normandy is the Quaterback of today and it is 30th birthday. While his girlfriend Popstar Alicia Barnes (Sara Paxton) is singing Happy Birthday to him, someone shoots and kills him. Now everyone is San Fransisco wants to know who killed him and why. The pressure is growing on them to solve this case yesterday, but there is not enough evidence to arrest anyone. Heck there is not even enough evidence for anyone to be a suspect.
If that is not enough for them to handle, Hildy gets news that will change her life forever.
Finally, Chief Prosecutor Mario Siletti (Currie Graham) is arguing with his wife as they drive home from his birthday party. He takes his eyes off the road to fight with his wife and he hits and kills a woman. He knows the system better than anyone else. Will that knowledge be enough to get him off from the DUI and murder? Will homicide be smarter than him?
We will just have to tune in every week for what looks another great season of Murder in the First.
Angie Tribeca (Rashida Jones) is back for a whole new season tonight at 9p and the premiere is explosive. That’s because after Tribeca and Jay Geils (Hayes MacArthur) have sex, she blows up. She spends the next 9 months in a coma and he has moved on. He is now dating the coroner and had a baby a woman from Canada that no one has met. As soon as Tribeca is awake again, she is ready to get back to work.
Their first case is going to be a ruff one. A man’s body is found in a dog park and they have to find out who killed him. Was it his ex-wife? The dog trainer? Or someone else? Does it really matter? Because you are going to be concentrating on all of the witty jokes.
In fact, you are going to want to record all the episodes, so you can watch them over and over and over again until you get all the jokes. Some are more obvious than others, and some are just so smart, you are like did they just do that?
Especially in the second episode at 9:30p where they try to find out who killed a Michelin Star Sushi Chef. That is only the beginning of the crazy cases they will be investigating during season 2. Did I mention the insane guest stars they have on the show like James Franco, Heather Graham, Maya Rudolph, Joey McIntyre, Aaron Carter and Joe Jonas. The last 3 are going to be on the Boyz II Dead episode, can you guess what it is about? But the craziest episode is next week when Jay Geils goes undercover as a lifeguard.
At first I didn’t like this show, but now I am so hooked I feel like a fish out of water.
Also at 9p but on TNT, Rizzoli & Isles are back for their final few episodes. Tonight’s 2 hour season premiere starts off where the season finale left off. We find out who was shot outside Korsak’s (Bruce McGill) wedding. As the soon as the gun shots stop, Rizzoli (Angie Harmon) and her brother Frank (Jordan Bridges) chase after the shooter. Even though they chased after them immediately, they can’t find them. Now everyone including Isles (Sasha Alexander) are going to work their hardest to find Alice Sands before she strikes again.
As they look for her, they are going to suffer the effects from the shooting. Some will experience it physically and others emotionally. At the end of the two hours, you will begin to see where this show is going to wrap up its run.
Something that still leaves me speechless. I don’t know why TNT cancelled it because it is the best show they have.
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!