Boo! ABC is all Halloween, all the time tonight and you don’t want to miss a single spooky episode!
At 8p, the words you never thought you would hear, you are going to hear on The Middle. Brick (Atticus Shaffer) decides he doesn’t want to go Trick or Treating because he has a date with a living girl! How will that go? Just as you would expect.
But the episode isn’t only about him, Axl has a paper due and he hasn’t even started it. So his parents (Patricia Heaton and Neil Flynn) tell him to go to a place called the library. A place he is not familiar with and he doesn’t even know where this strange building is. Once he finds it, he finds the perfect place to work on his paper. Only problem is he spent too much time on it and now he is locked in there. How will he do spending his first night alone? Let’s just say Charlie McDermott gives his best performance yet. There are several moments where you will be laughing so hard that you will have candy corn coming out of your nose.
Then at 8:30p, Pops (George Segal) moves in with The Goldbergs. Murray (Jeff Garlin) doesn’t want it, but like what he says matters to Beverly (Wendi McLendon-Covey). Pops moving in, has a deep impact on the relationship between Adam (Sean Giambrone) and his mom. Something that they are still dealing with to this day.
Then there is Barry (Troy Gentile) who saves his sister, Erica (Hayley Orrantia)from eating Pop Rocks and drinking soda at the same time. Now, she owes him for saving her life and you’ll never believe what he wants. Will he get it?
At 9p, it is time for another Halloween episode of Modern Family and it is Awesomeland!
Phil (Ty Burrell) wants to decorate the house like it is Awesomeland; but when Claire (Julie Bowen) finds out her new neighbors are having a scariest house contest, she redecorates. Phil is not happy about it.
Lily (Aubrey Anderson-Emmons) is mad that Cam (Eric Stonestreet) shows up in the wrong costume to her school and then ditches her school’s parade to go to work. Will she forgive her dad?
And did I mention Jay’s (Ed O’Neill) costume includes hair! That is enough reason to tune in.
Finally, ABC saved the best for last with Black-ish. Dre (Anthony Anderson) loves to prank his family, but this year they have had enough. He can’t handle his kids turning away from his pranking ways and it only gets worse for him when they tell him they won’t dress up in a family costume. Will he finally get the Halloween he wants or is his holiday ruined?
You just have to tune in for four great spooktacular episodes to fond out!
The Great Halloween Fright Fight tricks its way on to ABC tonight at 8p and you don’t want to miss this treat.
If you are like me, then you love how people decorate their houses Halloween. Well, ABC found six families throughout the US who take decorating their homes to a whole new level. One family built a facade outside of their house that looks like the real deal and another family took over several acres of land at a guy’s farm to create their nightmare house. One place is made to look like a pirate ship and another one is taken over by spiders. Finally, the last house took a lot of guts to make, and I do mean a lot of guts. Only one house can be the winner of the $50,000 prize, but if it were up to me they would all win.
Even though Halloween is supposed to be scary, this show leaves with you a smile on your face because it is so positive. That is largely because the judges, Michael Moloney and Sabrina Soto, are like big children as they tour the Halloween horror houses, especially when they see the terrifying clowns. There are clowns, lots and lots of frightening clowns.
I truly wish that there was more than one episode for this show because I would love to see even more haunting houses than the ones we see tonight. Maybe next they will expand this show into even more episodes.
The first new show of the season to be pulled off the air is ABC’s Manhattan Love Story according to Entertainment Weekly. The RomCom sitcom had a sweet first episode, but then just fell a little flat.
I think the problem with this show is there didn’t seem to be much chemistry between Analeigh Tipton and Jake McDorman. There was just something that didn’t connect between them and I think because of that people didn’t connect with the show.
My biggest problem with is my own issue, I couldn’t stand McDorman’s beard. I know that sounds stupid; but his blonde beard was so thin, I couldn’t tell if he had one or not. So I would watch the episode looking for it. It’s my thing, but I am sure there were other people who were turned off by something so frivolous.
I will say something positive, I think that Tipton is star in the making. She will go far because she is like a young Meg Ryan, cute and so likeable.
So, what will ABC be replacing MLS with? Next week they are airing The Great Halloween Fright Fight and the following week they will double up on Selfie, which is quickly becoming one of my favorite shows on television.
ABC has a few sitcoms in the wings and I can’t wait for you guys to see the warm and fuzzy Fresh Off the Boat and the brilliant Galavant. Both shows are great additions to ABC’s lineup that has already proven to have gotten a lot of things right this season.
Finally, the reason why I am saying this is the first show to be pulled off the air because technically the unfunny Mulaney was the first shirt cancelled. Fox halted production on the show permanently last week. Why they are still airing that piece of smelly crap is beyond me.
ABC announced today that they want more episodes from seven of their shows according to Variety. All of the Wednesday night comedies, The Middle, The Goldbergs, Modern Family and blask-ish, will all now be doing 24 episodes instead of 22 as will Grey’s Anatomy. Castle will be doing 23 and Resurrection is now filming 14 episodes instead of 13.
Now all ABC has to do is ask for more 9 more episodes from Forever and Selfie and I will be very happy with them.
The big story yesterday was how different Renee Zellweger looks and Selfie already had a joke about it. That’s right, ABC’s best new fall comedy, predicted what the joke of the day was going to be weeks before anyone else did.
Eliza (Karen Gillan) went over to Charmonique’s (Da’Vine Joy Randolph) house to help her get ready for her high school reunion, and the phone addict had some sage advice for her friend who was thinking of looking radically different for the big event. She said, “I understand that instinct. But when you completely reinvent your look, you run the risk of people not knowing who the hell you are, i.e. Renee Zellweger, who still looks good.” Then Charmonique added, “But doesn’t look a damn thing like Miss Renee Zellweger. I see what you mean.”
Who knew the writers of this genius show were psychic. We knew they had their finger on the social media pulse, but who knew they would know what the big story of the day would be before even the day knew what it was going to be? Kind of Nostradamusy.
And that, is why, you need to be watching this show, so that you know what is going to happen before it even happens. Well after, but you know what I mean.
Seriously, you should be watching this sitcom because it is sweet, funny and so relatable. The Voice is been there, seen that, same with NCIS, so why not try something new and exciting like Selfie on Tuesdays at 8p. I promise you will love it as much as Eliza Dooley loves herself.
And talking about loving herself, People had a face to face chat with Renee Zellweger. To read what she said, then click here!
Every Monday night at 10p on ABC, we get to see Nathan Fillion play the macho crime writer Castle. It looks like we are going to see a softer side of him coming up on the procedural. Finally, the Firefly star has earned his wings and a tiara too!
Hopefully, this will be his new style from now on because he is due for a change. I mean, how many episodes can he wear a sports jacket, button down shirt and loose pants? He totally needs a makeover. Who wants to see his style begin a new chapter?
Cristela debuts on ABC tonight at 8:30p and you want to watch this funny family show!
Cristela lives with her sister, Daniela (María Canals Barrera), her brother-in-law, Felix (Carlos Ponce) and her mom (Terri Hoyos) and let’s just say the house is crowded. The reason why Cristela hasn’t moved out is because she has been in law school for like ever and now she is looking for an internship so she get a job as a lawyer if/when she graduates. Which at the rate that she has been going, doesn’t seem like it will ever happen. Felix wants her out, but his wife won’t let him. That is until Cristela does something that pisses off Daniela that she too wants her sister out of the house.
Meanwhile it looks like Cristela found the perfect internship, but if she takes it she won’t be able to move out. Since her sister wants her out, will she have to get a real job instead. You will have to tune in to find. That and to laugh a lot and who doesn’t need that on a Friday night after a long hard week?
ABC is the first network to either pick up or cancel a show, and they picked up two of them. TV’s most watched new drama How to Get Away with Murder and TV’s most watched new comedy black-ish will be around for the full season, and the news is not really a surprise. Both shows started off with a bang and they are still going strong.
The only shocking thing from today’s announcement is that Forever wasn’t given a full season too. It’s not the show’s fault it airs after Agents of SHIELD. Hopefully next week, ABC will order the bottom 9 because it truly deserves it.
Tonight at 8p Selfie debuts on ABC, and you will want to take a picture of it so that you can remember how you felt as you watched it. Then you are going to want to post it on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter, so everyone can tell you how much they like it too. And if they comment, you can so comment back.
Eliza Doolittle (Karen Gillan) loves to take Selfies and she also loves that she has thousands and thousands of followers who love to see those photos of her. She is all about her outside even if all of it isn’t real. Even her best friend isn’t real because it is her phone and no one can come between them.
Then one day her whole life will change. She finds out the guy she has been dating at work is married. She discovers this when she is on a plane with most of her co-workers, so let’s just say she has to use the plane’s airbags. Yes, that is plural. She decides to go to the bathroom with the full bags and as she makes the trek from first class to the back of the plane, they break open all over her. Now she is covered with her puke, embarrassed and stuck in the bathroom until they land.
When she gets home, she realizes that she doesn’t have any friends who don’t have an @ before their name. To make matters worse when she goes to work the next day, she is the office joke.
During a meeting, her boss praises Henry Higgs (John Cho) for turning things around for a product. He took something that was so heinous and made it OK again.
So Eliza thinks if he can do that with that product, why can’t he do that with her. Therefore, she asks him to help her out by making her a better person. Reluctantly this uptight guy who is the complete opposite of her offers to help her out. A job that won’t be easy for him.
Even though they are polar opposites, they actually have something in common. Both of them are alone and don’t have any friends in their lives. But working together will help both of them out even it seems like an impossible chore.
What it isn’t an impossible chore is watching this endearing show that is a snapshot of today’s viral world. You’d think we should hate Karen Gillan and John Cho because their characters are so reprehensible, but you can’t help but to love them. Just like the romantic comedy.
Then at 8:30p it is time for the sweet Manhattan Love Story on ABC.
Dana (Analeigh Tipton) just moved across the country to Manhattan for her dream job and she is once again living with her college roommate. Since they were in school together, Amy (Jade Catta-Preta_ has gotten married. Amy arranges it so that her brother-in-law, Peter (Jake McDorman) takes Dana out on a date.
Sounds like the dream situation? It isn’t. The publishing company that hired Dana to work for them is going through some financial problems and they are letting people go. The employees that are still there, think she is there to take their job so they make her life hell. That is just her first day.
Now after an awful day, she has to go out with a complete stranger. She’s tired, she looks like crap and she is super emotional.
Peter is one of those guys, you know the one that dates around. He is not used to a girl like her. So when she breaks down during their dinner date, he doesn’t stop her when she leaves and takes her home. Something that would be much easier on him if his brother (Nicolas Wright) wasn’t living with her and his sister-in-law wasn’t so controlling.
Now he has to do it all over again, but will it work out better this time?
You will just have to listen to their thoughts to find out. That’s right, this sitcom is narrated by both leads so you know what is going through both of their minds.
So you get the his and her perspectives on life, love and work in the land of the Big Apple. Which makes this show a must watch because it will make anyone feel good.
Remember that feeling you got when you watched Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks together in movies like Sleepless in Seattle? Well that is the feeling you will get when you watch Analeigh Tipton and Jake McDorman share the screen together. Watch out for Tipton because she is a star if the future.
Last week America fell in love with Scorpion and tonight at 9p on CBS, they will adore it even more.
The team is called in to investigate a case that seems out of their jurisdiction, but it isn’t. The Governor’s daughter has come down with a mysterious virus and only has hours to live. Turns out the virus is manmade and the person who made it is not only targeting the Governor’s daughter but also a few other kids too. Why? That is what they are going to have find out before it is too late.
While that is the case of the week, the episode is so much more than that. You will also see how the members of Scorpion look out for each other as they try to solve the case. While they are all business, Paige (Katharine McPhee) is showing them how to be a little but more caring and basically human. Her ways are starting to rub off them and that is a good thing for them.
Tonight, we also learn more Gallo (Robert Patrick) and it explains a little more about why he is the way that he is. You will have a change of heart towards him when it is revealed.
Scorpion is a fast-paced procedural that keeps you on the edge of your seat and makes you care about its characters. There is no other drama on CBS quite like it and that is why it’s the smart choice on television tonight.
Then at 10p switch the dial over to ABC to find out what happened to Castle.
The episode picks up where the season finale ends and Beckett (Stana Katic) sees Castle’s (Nathan Fillion) car on fire. Once the fire has been put out, they realize that he wasn’t in the car. So where is? There will be clues to his whereabouts, but they aren’t really helpful. They will make him look he is part of whatever it is. Did he have cold feet? Did he stage his disappearance? Will Castle go on without Castle?
You are just going to have to tune in to find out the answers to those questions. And to see what other questions they ask because they ask a few.
To be honest if they are carry on with this storyline for too many episodes, I am not sure how fans will feel about the show. I am going to give it another episode or two, but I am starting to have my doubts. It’s kind of like Sweets’ death on Bones, it might be the final nail in the coffin for some fans. I am not trying to discourage you from watching. I am trying to give you a warning because I would know I would want one.