Lucifer might be the devil, but the show that debuts on Fox at 9p tonight after The X-Files is just heavenly.
Lucifer (Tom Ellis) is bored as hell of Hell, so he decides to take a vacation in Los Angeles, which is like a Hell away from Hell. Heaven wants him back in Hell, but he doesn’t want to go. The angel Amenadiel (D. B. Woodside) and Lucifer’s confidant, Maze (Lesley-Ann Brandt), will do everything in their power to get him to go back home.
Then when one of the people (AnnaLynne McCord), he did a “favor” for, is shot and killed in his arms, he vows to find her killer. Only thing, is the police are also looking for the murderer and Homicide Detective Chloe Decker (Lauren German) is the lead investigator on this case. Lucifer and Chloe’s paths keep crossing and for some reason she is not a prisoner of his charms. This intrigues him and makes them good partners as they solve crimes together each week. Who knew the Devil, was so good as solving crimes?
Actually the Devil isn’t only good at solving crimes, the show is so bloody good. Tom Ellis is so perfect at the playing the charming Lucifer, you will be under his spell before the opening credits start to roll.
Tune in for a procedural that is so devilishly bad, it is heavenly.
Fox has decided to move Second Chance to Fridays after two low rated airings on Wednesdays. In order to do that, Hell’s Kitchen will swap spots with it starting this Wednesday. Next Friday, MasterChef Junior will air its season finale and the week afterwards Sleepy Hollow will have some explaining to do. Like where is Abby Mills?
When it comes to the swap, I don’t know why Fox didn’t have their schedule like this in the first place. It makes sense to pair two reality shows together and also the same goes for to Sci-Fi shows. Hopefully it will work out well for all involved. Although, as much as I wanted to love Second Chance, I didn’t even give it a first chance.
Every time Fox announces who is going to star in their updated version of The Rocky Horror Picture Show, I cringe. Adam Lambert is no Meat Loaf, Victoria Justice is no Susan Sarandon and Laverne Cox is definitely no Tim Curry.
But then Fox made an announcement today that did not make my blood not boil, instead it made my blood and other body parts tingle. What you dare ask? They are doing a Time Warp of sorts and bringing back the extremely sexy Tim Curry to star as the Criminologist Narrator. Just to hear this news has my Thing singing toucha, toucha, touch me. Maybe there is hope for the musical that debuts this fall, what do you think?
In other Fox news, Empire and Scream Queens will be back for another season.
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?