|ABC||The Middle (R)||Better With You||Modern Family (R)||Cougar Town||Happy Endings||Modern Family (R)|
|CBS||Survivor: Redemption Island||Criminal Minds (R)||Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior (R)|
|CW||America’s Next Top Model (R)||America’s Next Top Model|
|FOX||American Idol||Breaking In||Justified (FX)|
|NBC||Inside the Royal Wedding||The Voice (R)|
Archives for April 2011
With a slew of season finales just around the corner, the phrase “game changer” has become pretty much par for the course when perusing any interview with either showrunners and stars alike. And while we don’t blame either party for [over]-hyping their wares in an effort to attract the maximum number of eyeballs, we do think that now might be as good a time as any to separate perception from reality.
HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER
Perception: Fans will finally meet the titular mother on the upcoming HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER season finale.
Reality: A CBS press release touting the network’s upcoming May finale storylines promises that “Ted is a best man at the wedding in which he meets his future wife,” does in no way guarantee that the biggest mystery since LOST is anywhere close to being solved. Which is to say, Ted may meet his future wife, but us viewers… forgetaboutit! Creators Carter Bays and Craig Thomas have been in this business we call show long enough to realize that the far smarter move is to save the audience reveal until September’s season premiere.
Perception: Television’s second-most popular platonic partners will finally end their will-they-or-won’t-they.
Reality: Despite executive producer Andrew Marlowe’s promise of an “explosive climax that has to do fundamentally with the Beckett and Castle relationship,” there is absolutely no chance that he’ll risk doing anything to disrupt the simmering sexual tension, not to mention the upwards rating momentum that has been building over the course of a mere two and a half seasons. Particularly when fans of BONES have set such a dangerous precedent in terms of being gluttons for punishment! And speaking of which…
|8PM||ABC||Dancing with the Stars Recap||12.29||2.3/7|
|NBC||Biggest Loser: Couples||7.05||3.5/111|
|CW||One Tree Hill||1.57||0.7/2|
|9PM||ABC||Dancing with the Stars Results||17.41||3.4/9|
|CBS||NCIS: Los Angeles (R)||10.16||2.0/5|
|10PM||ABC||Body of Proof||12.83||2.5/6|
|CBS||The Mentalist (R)||8.29||1.6/4|
Is May 16th too long to wait for your first look at what CASTLE executive producer Andrew Marlowe is characterizing as an “explosive” third season finale? Never fear, the TV Addict is here. Here that is with your first look at “Knockout,” the highly-anticipated season ender that will see Beckett’s investigation into her mother’s death reactivated when her only lead — professional hitman Hal Lockwood — stages a spectacular escape that ignites a manhunt which uncovers evidence of a deeper conspiracy involving a mysterious figure with (gasp!) law enforcement connections. More first look photos of which can be seen after the jump.
While many will argue that the introduction of “Redemption Island” is SURVIVOR’s biggest twist this season, some… okay we like to think that the far bigger surprise has a little something to do with the fact that for the first time in the history of the series, ousted contestants will have to face off against… us! Yes, you’re reading that correctly, theTVaddict.com is honored to have been asked to take part in the traditional one-on-ones with each week’s eliminated contestant, the seventh of which was David Murphy.
With the numbers stacked against your tribe [Zapatera], is it safe to say that you saw this coming?
David Murphy: Getting voted out for me at least was fairly predictable just because I knew what was going on after I lost the last immunity challenge. As for Redemption Island, I really screwed myself on that one, I was building a “House of Cards” that would stand the test of time, not focusing on being the fastest one to reach eight feet. I had seen it before where people had problems getting their “House of Cards” to stay up so in the back of my head I was thinking that I don’t want to be the one who gets two inches form the top and then have it all come crumbling down. As you saw from the episode, had there been even the slightest breeze you’d be talking to MIke and not me today. Suffice it to say, it was nobody’s fault but my own.
• You know the age old debate between GPS companies TomTom and Garmin, consider it over.
• Anticipato Seriesenti! Everything you need to know about Ron Moore’s new magic procedural show but were afraid to ask.
• TEEN MOM and 16 AND PREGNANT: From cautionary reality TV figures to quasi-celebrities.
• Rumor Patrol: Katie Couric jumping ship ship from CBS to ABC.
• Ouch! Paul Reiser had a few choice words for the network [NBC] that just canceled his news series after a mere two episodes.
• 1TREEHILL4EVER! Bethany Joy Galeotti is among the slew of stars who have committed to a ninth (and final?) season of ONE TREE HILL should the CW pick the series up.
• Making us feel better about our addiction to TV… comes the Florida man who was arrested after an argument over GAME OF THRONES turned violent.
Good News: The CW has awarded early pickups to five of their most popular shows including AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL, THE VAMPIRE DIARIES, GOSSIP GIRL, 90210 and SUPERNATURAL. Bad News: For the cast and crew of HELLCATS, ONE TREE HILL and NIKITA, all of whom will be collectively holding their breath until the CW officially unveils their Fall 2011-12 schedule at their annual Mid-May UpFront in New York City.
|ABC||Dancing with the Stars: The Road to the Finals||Dancing with the Stars Results||Body of Proof|
|CBS||NCIS (R)||NCIS: Los Angeles (R)||The Mentalist (R)|
|CW||One Tree Hill||Hellcats|
|NBC||Biggest Loser: Couples||The Voice|
Despite the fact that on the surface, Showtime’s THE BORGIAS — complete with copious amounts of sex and gratuitous levels of violence — is equal to timeslot rival GAME OF THRONES in almost every respect. There is one unmistakeable thing that separates HBO’s big budget fantasy from Jeremy Irons Showtime starrer: Have you seen those adorable Dire Wolf Cubs?
SUNDAY NIGHT ON ABC
As much as we hate to be that guy — you know, the Hollywood cliché who swaps his steady squeeze for a hot young newcomer — we recently decided that it was time to trade ol’ reliable Sunday stalwarts DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES and BROTHERS & SISTERS for the flashier newbies GAME OF THRONES and THE KILLING. Don’t shoot the messenger.