When I heard Fox was doing Grease, I got excited. Then I read that they cast Julianne Hough as Sandy, and I lost all interest. She destroys every movie she is in, which is why they all bombed and she is no longer cast as lead in them. If her acting was the only bad thing about her, I could maybe deal with her in Grease. But she can only sing Country as we learned in Rock of Ages. There is no way that she is going to be able sing Sandy’s songs. Sandy needs to be a triple threat and Hough is only a single one.
Which is probably why Fox is only showing us them doing the Handjive and we aren’t hearing them sing quite yet. Are you excited for Grease: Live on January 31st?
Jimmy (John Stamos) is used to spending Thanksgiving with a model in Malibu; but now that he has a son and granddaughter, he wants to spend it with them. Well at least part of it. That is until he meets Sara’s (Paget Brewster) ex Bruce (Andy Daly), who was like a father to Gerald (Josh Peck) until his real dad came into his life.
How will Jimmy handle meeting the man who helped raise his son? As bad as you would expect him to and you don’t want to miss it.
Tonight’s episode of Grandfathered on Fox at 8p is the first one where you really start to see a change in Jimmy. If the show continues to do endearing episodes like this one, it deserves to get a second season.
Then at 8:30p on The Grinder, it looks like Dean (Rob Lowe) is finally going to get the family Thanksgiving he so desperately wants. Only problem is his brother Stewart (Fred Savage) doesn’t like celebrating the holiday since their parents got a divorce. Well, that is not the real reason, he walked in on his mom and his dad’s business partner in a compromising position on Turkey Day and the holiday was forever ruined for him. Dean not only convinces his brother to host Thanksgiving, but to tell his dad (William Devane) what happened that night a few years ago. How will his dad react? Let’s just say his sons will never be the same.
Also on tonight’s episode we find out why Dean is no longer doing The Grinder. A reveal that keeps on giving, so you don’t want to miss it. Nor do you want to miss this episode that is full of shocking moments. The biggest one comes at the end and next week’s episode can’t come soon enough. It is that enticing.
Thank Gd for DVRs because that is the only way you are going to know when your favorite shows are on Fox come January. As we know Fox has not been having a good Fall, so since it is broke they are going to try to fix it. They will be doing that by changing the timeslots of most of their shows, add some news one and hold 2 indefinitely.
Is that the fix? We shall see. But I don’t think it is because there is too much television to choose from. If you don’t know when your show is going to air, then how much will you care to find it? We shall see.
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Jimmy gets caught in a lie on Grandfathered at 8p on Fox and you don’t want to miss how he gets out of it.
Jimmy (John Stamos) is babysitting his granddaughter when his son Gerald (Josh Peck) calls and asks him to do a huge favor. Gerald and his baby mama Vanessa can’t get out of their parking spot, so they ask Jimmy to take Edie to the open house at the daycare they want to send her to. At first he refuses, but then he decides to go.
As he is parking the car, he meets the beautiful admissions’ lady (JoAnna Garcia) and he tells her that he is Edie’s father instead of her grandfather to impress her. The two of them hit it off and now he thinks his granddaughter is a shoe-in to get. But she isn’t. That is until Gerald arrives and introduces himself as the Edie’s dad. Everyone at the school thinks that Gerald and Jimmy are a couple and not father and son. Now the school is interested in Edie.
How far will Gerald and Jimmy go to keep their lie going to get her into the school. You will just have to tune in to find out. And also to find out how badly Jimmy screws things up.
Tonight’s Grandfathered is the best episode since the pilot, so you definitely don’t want to miss it.
Then at 8:30p, Stewart (Fred Savage) decides to fix up his brother Dean (Rob Lowe) with his prom date Gail (Christina Applegate) and The Grinder doesn’t object. Things go so well between the former flames, that Dean decides he wants to be a father to her son. Stewart and Debbie (Mary Elizabeth Ellis) can’t wait to meet this boy, so they agree to a double date with the on again/off again couple. Just as they are enjoying dinner, they get a surprise that is so shocking you don’t want to miss it. What can it be? You will just have to watch to find out.
Hey John Stamos, your show Grandfathered got picked up for a full season, what are you going to do? He’s going to go to Disneyland of course and he is going to take some of his cast members with him to celebrate!
What do you if you are him at the Happiest Place on Earth, then you are going to visit the Disney Princesses.
Looks like he is taking his role of playing a dad to Josh Peck seriously even when they are not working. That’s because when he introduced his TV son to Belle, he gave him some advice on how to pick her up. Did it work? I think it looks like she is into him.
But then again, maybe they are asking if she would like to be their guest in a three-way?
When Fox announced that Bones and Sleepy Hollow were going to do a crossover episode, I was so like whaaaaaat? Then I watched the 2 hour event and I was surprised how brilliantly it worked.
Bones (Emily Deschanel) and Booth (David Boreanaz) are called to investigate a body found at an abandoned church. While they are looking at her remains, they discover an iron coffin with a headless Red Coat soldier in it. Who is this mystery Revolutionary war victim? Mills (Nicole Beharie) and Crane (Tom Mison) travel down to DC to help identify him. The bones don’t lie it is someone Crane knows, just not who they thought it was.
Now, the four of them are going to try to solve the modern day murder and why she was left near Crane’s old friend. Ichabod wants to bring the bones back to Sleepy Hollow, but Bones doesn’t want to let him have them. When he discovers evidence that might prove the bones are his, he might have revealed his true identity. Will the Jeffersonian find out the truth about him?
Once the murder in DC is solved, the crossover moves to Sleepy Hollow. Crane brings the bones back with him and they come alive when they are home. The Red Coat needs to be stopped before he continues the killing spree he started almost 250 years ago. Will they be able kill the undead soldier?
While both shows did a great job with the two hour event, the Bones hour is so much better. I hope that the Sleepy Hollow writers watch Bones and see how they can improve the show and bring some of humor back to it. The conversions between Bones and Crane will remind you what the Sleepy Hollow has been missing since the first season.
A day after Fox picked up The Grinder for a full season, they did the same thing for Grandfathered. John Stamos and Josh Peck’s show finally got the back 9 today.
Hopefully they will use the extra episode to work on the show because as much I want to love it, I can’t. Over the last 24 hours, I figured out the biggest problem with the show. Most shows like this one (ie My Two Dads) deal with the surprise child showing up out of no where because the parent that has been raising them has died or abandoned them. Grandfathered still has Peck’s mother in the picture and its an element that’s hurting the show. There are too many characters and they are working against each other instead of with each other. Plus, it feels like the show was out of ideas by the second episode. Like this would’ve worked as a film, but not as a weekly series.
I do want this show to do well, but it needs help and it really needs to clean house. Just make it about Stamos, Peck, the baby and the workers at Stamos’ restaurant. Dump the women and make them bachelors trying to date while raising the baby and working odd hours.
What do you think can help the show?
NBC only had one new comedy debut this fall and they just cut Truth Be Told‘s episode order down to 10 from 13. The news is no surprise because it got very poor ratings. Not only that, truth be told, it sucks. I wanted to like it because I like Mark Paul Gosselaar and the show’s creator DJ Nash, but I couldn’t even fake a chuckle while suffering through the premiere. Seems I wasn’t alone because it got it’s episode order cut after just two airings.
Personally, I am surprised that NBC is going to keep it on the air for all 10 episodes. I think they would be smarter to extend Undatebale Live to an hour leading in to Grimm. Now, both shows will be hurt by Truth Be Told. But what do I know, I am just a viewer who likes the bread in that Friday sandwich.
UPDATE: Seems whenever one show, basically, gets cancelled, another one gets a full season pick up. Hours after Truth Be Told was told the harsh truth, The Grinder was given news I won’t object to. Fox announced today that they picked up the comedy for a full season. No word about Fox’s other new fall comedy Grandfathered, which airs beforehand, but the writing is pretty much on the wall. I am sure Fox will let it air all 13 episodes before replacing it with New Girl sometime next year.
UPDATE 2: For some reason, CBS picked up Life in Pieces for a full season. A decision I am sure they will quickly regret the one time they air after a The Big Bang Theory repeat. Then the true rating numbers will be told.
My theory why they renewed the least funny sitcom of the fall, is they are hoping it will get them awards since TBBT’s time doing that is pretty much dunzo.
What this news means for The Odd Couple, Mike & Molly and Angel from Hell (which is almost as awful as Life in Pieces) is unknown at this time.
The good news is for some reason Fox picked up Rosewood for a full season by ordering the back 9 episodes. Chances are they did this because all their other new shows have proven to be ratings disappointments even though they are all better than the cop show. Which proves placement matters. If only Grandfathered, The Grinder or Scream Queens got the timeslot before Empire, they would be doing better. Oh well.
The bad news is that after 6 years, Rookie Blue was cancelled. At least the show went out on a high note with Andy’s wedding and not a cliffhanger. Personally, I am sad to see this summer show go away. It wasn’t game changing television, but it was something fun to watch during the TV season hiatus. Oh well, at least there is still Mistresses. Who is watching that crap anyways?
Tonight at 8p on ABC, The Muppets have a night out. When Miss Piggy finds out the staff of Up Late are going out without her after the show, she makes Kermit the Frog have them ask her to join them. She says she doesn’t want to go, she just wants to be asked. So when they ask her, she says yes. Now, they are stuck doing Karaoke with her. Turns out she is a lot of fun. Too much fun. She tells them they don’t have to be at work until the afternoon and now that night’s show is in jeopardy. Will Kermit be able to save that night’s show or will it be a disaster?
He isn’t the only one having a bad day, Fozzie the Bear accidentally hits one of the audience members with a T-shirt from a T-shirt gun. When the audience member is taken to the hospital, Fozzie is wrecked with guilt and can’t go on.
What will happen to Up Late tonight? You will have to tune in to find out.
Then at 8:30p over at Fox, The Grinder is all about coming forward with the truth. When Stewart (Fred Savage) and his wife Debbie (Mary Elizabeth Ellis) go to watch Ray Donovan, they find out that someone erased it from the DVR. Immediately they blame the kids (Hana Hayes and Connor Kalopsis) for erasing it, but both of them deny it.
All of this reminds Stewart of the time when he was a teenager and he was accused of breaking a window that he knows Dean (Rob Lowe) broke, but Dean still denies it even after all of these years.
So for the rest of the episode, it is who said game. And by then end of it, you will know who did what. Think you know who did what? You could be wrong, so tune in to find out.
Then at 10p over on NBC, Chicago Fire is back. The episode picks up where the season finale left off. Casey (Jesse Spencer) is missing and no one knows where he is. Now, they are looking for him. Will they find him before it is too late?
Besides dealing with that. They get a new recruit (Steven McQueen), someone gets demoted, they tackle some of their toughest calls and someone will quit.
It is a lot to deal with in an hour, but that is why this show is on fire.