Fox announced this fall/spring lineup and I am perplexed by where they placed certain shows. They are airing Bones on Mondays to launch Sleepy Hollow and then they are moving it to Fridays. When it moves to the dreaded night it will be the lead in to Raising Hope and another sitcom. Which makes no sense to me because they are not a good fit together. I mean for me it is a positive because my two favorite shows on the net are paired together, but I just hate that they are on the throw away night. Glee will air in its old slot before being given a long hiatus. The musical comedy will be replaced by a show that I think is an awful pairing with the results shows of those two singing competitions. It made sense that Glee was with The X Factor and American Idol, but a drama that skews older makes no sense to me. Even comedies would be better fit, but what do I know. I also think holding The Following until the midseason will cause the show to lose some of its following. It is their hottest show, so they should get it back on the air ASAP and not hold it until the spring. And where the heck is my Kitchen Nightmares? Fox needs more Gordon Ramsay in the fall because one show is not enough for me. Finally I think Fox made a huge mistake by keeping The X Factors results show on Thursday. I think Simon Cowell’s show is going to drop big time in the ratings and they will really regret their choice. Airing only on night has been working for So You Think You Can Dance, why won’t it work for The X Factor?
So here is their new schedule:
8:00-9:00 PM BONES (fall) / ALMOST HUMAN (new; late fall)
9:00-10:00 PM SLEEPY HOLLOW (new; fall) / THE FOLLOWING (midseason)
8:00-8:30 PM DADS (new)
8:30-9:00 PM BROOKLYN NINE-NINE (new)
9:00-9:30 PM NEW GIRL
9:30-10:00 PM THE MINDY PROJECT
8:00-10:00 PM THE X FACTOR (fall) / AMERICAN IDOL (midseason)
8:00-9:00 PM THE X FACTOR Results (fall) / AMERICAN IDOL Results (midseason)
9:00-10:00 PM GLEE (fall) / RAKE (new; midseason)
Lucas Neff Tweeted a picture of himself without a shirt and said “I’m as grossed out as you are. #irishboy #spf10000″. I am so not grossed out, I think he looks hot! Plus he is giving me my fix until Raising Hope is back on in the fall. Seriously am I the only one missing that show?
Tonight at 9p on Fox it is the one hour season finale of Raising Hope and you don’t want to miss these two very very funny episodes!
At 9p Burt’s (Garret Dillahunt) parents (Shirley Jones and Lee Majors) come to town for Easter and they have a something to tell him. His mom recently found out they are Jewish and they want Burt to get Bar Mitzvahed ASAP so he can become a man. So now he is a taking a crash course in Judiasm and it is done through song. The big musical numbers are the Deli Song, Silly Shiksa and Rock the Torah. Not since Fiddler on the Roof have the Jews had a musical to enjoy as this much one. Granted there haven’t been any other Jewish musicals since then, but that is not the point. And unlike the older show, this one actually teaches you something about the Jewish people in a Raising Hope sort of way!
Then at 9:30p we actually get to see an older version of Cloris Leachman. How? Maw Maw’s maw is still alive and she is ready to be reunited with her family on Mother’s Day. What will it be like when Maw Maw and Maw Maw Maw see each other for the first time in over 60 years? You will have to tune in to see because I am not going to share what Cloris Leachman looks like at 104, you just have to see it to believe it for yourselves on Fox tonight.
Raising Hope finishes off another hysterical season with two of their best episodes of the show’s run. So whether you’ve been watching since day one or you will be seeing it for the first time, you really don’t want to miss it. Seriously who doesn’t need a good laugh after American Idol and Raising Hope will you give that? Plus they all sing a lot better on the sitcom then they do on that singing competition.
Just in time for Passover, Raising Hope is giving the Jewish People a new song to sing at Bar Mitzvahs, weddings, Brises, family reunions, Temple and in the shower. This new Jew tune is called Rock the Torah and all I can say is oy! It’s the best song for The Jews since Hava Nagila. Rock the Torah brings the people of the Old Testament in to the second millennium. So much so I hope it is added to the Chabbad Telethon!
So light your Shabbat candles and sing “They’re gonna lift you up high a the chair, while we sing and dance the Horah, you’re going to know every word, you’re going to know all your prayers, you ain’t no shmendrik, you’re gonna rock the torah!”
Who knew John Parr’s St Elmo’s Fire was the great basis for the new Jewish anthem? I am sure he is plotzing over this.
Oh and to find out why Raising Hope gave us this beautiful new song, you will have to watch the season finale this Thursday at 9p after American Idol with Garret Dillahunt, Lucas Neff, Shannon Woodward, Martha Plimpton and Cloris Leachman.
Even though it has been said that the 24 movie was a go, Antoine Fuqua now says the movie is dead. When the director was asked about it he told The Playlist, “Yeah, that’s not happening. I don’t think it’s gonna happen at all, definitely not with me.” Then he added, “I met with Kiefer [Sutherland], Fox wanted to do it, it was a matter of his schedule before he went off to do his new show [’Touch‘].” He then concluded with, “I don’t think he was able to get a proper agreement with Fox. The time just passed, and I went off to go to what I was doing.”
I know a lot of 24 fans will be upset with the news. But they should consider that it took 10 years to make the sequel to The X-Files, so there could still be hope that the clock will start ticking again at some point.
Touch is back for a second season on Fox tonight at 9p and the show has changed things up. This season Martin (Kiefer Sutherland) will not be alone, he will be getting from Amelia’s mom played by Maria Bello. Each week Jake (David Mazouz) will get them closer and closer to her finding her daughter, and in their search they will be helping others. Amelia is alive and we will see what she is going through even though they can’t. Will they find her? We will have to tune in every week to find out.
Baylie Cregut is just days away from turning the ripe old age of 3 and it looks like she already has aspirations of being a director and an actress on Raising Hope. The toddler was pictured behind the camera and she already looks like a pro and up for the challenge. But only if the Fox sitcom goes to the apes. Which it will be tonight at 8p for a full hour.
So tune in to see if the show will take a Chance and make her TV’s youngest director. If they do she will have 14 years on Jason Bateman who used to hold that title before the little girl that steals our hearts every week.
You are all invited to watch Jimmy (Lucas Neff) and Sabrina (Shannon Woodward) finally get married on tonight’s Raising Hope at 8p on Fox and what a wedding it will be!
Sabrina’s mom (Melanie Griffith) can’t attend her daughter’s wedding, so she sends a camera crew to document every moment of Jimmy and Sabrina’s special day. What she doesn’t realize is that she will capture all of the stuff that goes wrong leading up to their first kiss as Mr and Mrs Chance. And let me tell you so much goes wrong, I can’t even begin to tell you all of the things that happen. Well that and I don’t want to spoil you, but I will tell you that someone from their past is going to try to stop their wedding. Will they do it? Do you think you know who it is? It is a wedding surprise that will have you laughing until death do you part!
Tonight’s Raising Hope, that also stars Garret Dillahunt, Martha Plimpton, Cloris Leachman, Baylie and Rylie Cregut, Gregg Binkley and Todd Giebenhain, is the funniest wedding episode since Barbara June married Brock on Reba; and that was over 10 years ago! It is also the sweetest wedding since Finn’s mom married Curt’s dad on Glee. So tune for an episode that will be on your DVR until you can own it on DVD forever and ever!
Then at 8:30p you can see if Mr and Mrs Jimmy Chance will be living happily ever after in a second episode of Raising Hope that is part of the full hour on Fox tonight.
The Following debuts on Fox tonight at 9p and you are not going to want to miss a single second of this suspenseful drama.
In 2003, FBI Agent Ryan Hardy (Kevin Bacon) captured serial killer Joe Carroll (James Purefoy) and now 10 years later that man has escaped from jail. After the capture Hardy retired from the force with a bad heart, and now he is being drawn back in to recapture the notorious killer.
Carroll killed 14 female students at the college where he taught the works of Edgar Allen Poe, his role model and inspiration for the killings. One of his victims survived and now Carroll is back to finish the job he didn’t complete all those years ago. Will Hardy get to her in time or will Carroll finish the job?
But the story doesn’t stop there, because once that question is answered we find out that Carroll has nurtured a group of followers while he was in jail to continue doing what he did. Now Hardy has to find Carroll’s Following and stop them before they kill again. But how do you find people that don’t want to be found?
And with that you have The Following, so tune in every Monday at 9p to find out what happens next.
On Friday at 8p Fringe will say goodbye after five seasons and 100 episodes on Fox, and that’s a lot of f’s.
But back to the show Fox released the final trailer and looks like we are going to need tons of tissues because there will be tears, a lot of tears. Not only because of what happens during the series finale, but because it is the series finale.