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TV Week in Review 4/8/12 - Touch, Glee, and more!

Nightfly lists his preferred picks from primetime TV and the world of entertainment.






TV Week in Review  (week of 4/8/12)

In this column Bravo, HBO, FOX and ABC turn in standout performances, delivering shows that earned high rankings on my various lists. Touch has especially impressed me and has managed to occupy my top hour-long drama spot since Spartacus' season finale a few weeks ago. FOX claims three of my hour-long list's top seven spots, HBO took my top two sitcom slots and Bravo earned two of my reality show list's top three slots including its no.1 spot. Nickelodeon's music-themed series How to Rock (starring Cymphonique Miller) tops my Favorite Teen Shows list this edition, its third consecutive week topping that chart. I awarded a tie for my no.2 hour-long list spot this outing.

There's lots to celebrate about the upcoming week of TV, starting tonight (4/16) with three season premieres (Eureka, Lost Girl and Top Gear) and two series premieres (Richard Hammond's Crash Course and Eden's World). Tuesday brings the season finales of Ringer and Raising Hope as well as the debut of Private Practice on its new nite. Wednesday (4/18) heralds the return of ABC's Revenge while Thursday sees Parks and Recreation return (on NBC) along with the series premiere of Kathy on Bravo. Friday (4/20) ushers in the new season of The Ricky Gervais Show and Sunday (4/22) brings Julia Louis-Dreyfus' new sitcom to TV in HBO's Veep. Shows with (Coming Soon) GetGlue stickers presently available appear linked above.

Check out my music video and webtv columns for even more entertainment discoveries. Now onto my preferred picks from last week's primetime TV...

* Warning: videos below may contain spoilers and/or mature content not suitable for all ages *

12. Breakout Kings - "I Smell Emmy" (A&E)
11. Lost Girl - "Bloodlines" (Syfy)
10. Fringe - "The Consultant" (FOX)
9. Psych - "SantaBarbaratown" (USA)

* Follow Corbin Bernsen on twitter.

(8). GCB - "Turn The Other Cheek" (ABC)

7. Game of Thrones - "The Night Lands" (HBO)
Episode 12 - Inside the Episode

(6). CSI: Miami - "Habeas Corpus" (CBS)


(5). Grey's Anatomy - "Support System" (ABC)


(4). Ringer - "It's Called Improvising, Bitch!" (CW)


2. Glee - "Big Brother" (FOX)



2. Hart of Dixie - "Heart to Hart" (CW)


1
. Touch - "Entanglement" (FOX)

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Guest Star of the Week: Matthew Bomer on Glee (FOX)

Runners Up:
Inga Cadranel on Lost Girl (Syfy)
Camille Guaty on Breakout Kings (A&E)

Rest of my Top 12 fave guest stars last week:
Gary Cole on Hart of Dixie (CW)
Zuleyka Silver on Touch (FOX)
Bijou Phillips on Raising Hope (FOX)
Rolando Molina on Touch (FOX)
Katy Mixon on Eastbound & Down (HBO)
Mimi Rogers on The Client List (Lifetime)
Brea Grant on NCIS: L.A. (CBS)
Anthony Anderson on Raising Hope (FOX)
Sting on Life's Too Short (HBO)
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Fave *New* Music Video of the Week:
"My Valentine" by Paul McCartney  (Starring Johnny Depp & Natalie Portman)  {posted 4/14 via YouTube}
* Read about the Johnny Depp solo video here.

Runners Up:
"Bittersweet Melodies" by Feist  {posted 4/9 via RollingStone}
"Stay Useless" by Cloud Nothing  {posted 4/13 via MTV}

* The only two musically oriented GetGlue stickers I came across last week were for Monica's latest album titled, New Life and James Durbin's most recent single, "Stand Up."

Ringer

Fave *New* Webisodes of the Week: [3-way tie]
Caine's Arcade by Nirvan Mullick  [Runtime 10.58]  {posted 4/11 via Vimeo}
The Guild - (S5, Ep.1) "Road Trip!"  [Runtime 6.30]  {posted 4/10 via G&S}
Typical Belgian Afternoon: TNT We Know Drama  [Runtime 1.45]  {posted 4/11 via CollegeHumor}

Runners Up:
The Kids in the Hall - "Chicken Lady: The Straight Man"  [Runtime 5.43]  {posted 4/13 via Nerdist}
Voyage Trekkers - (Ep.9) "Fabulous Technology"  [Runtime 2.06]  {posted 4/11 via FunnyOrDie}
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* Favorite Teen Shows *

4. Victorious - "Driving Tori Crazy" (nick)
Liz Gillies
* Follow Elizabeth Gillies on twitter.

3. A.N.T. Farm - "body of evidANTs" (Disney)


2. Jessie - "Glue Dunnit: A Sticky Situation" (Disney)


1. How to Rock - "How to Rock a Birthday Party" (nick)

How to Rock: "A Birthday Party: Guest List Check"
Get More: How to Rock Episodes,How to Rock,How to Rock Games


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Trivia Question of the Week: A star from the 1970s TV series The Love Boat briefly cameoed on Betty White's Off Their Rockers last week. Can you name either the actor or his classic bartender character?

Current Medal Standing:
avengingtitan:
Dragavon:
misac:
Psivage:
BlueStreak:
ThirtyFiveMinutesAgo:

GOSD:
GLX:
AMS:
Fintan:
nietoperz:
Punchy:


~ Previous week's answer: iCarly & SNL (Winner: n/a)
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* Outstanding Sitcoms *

(12). 30 Rock - "Meet the Woggels!" (NBC)
(11). Modern Family - "Election Day" (ABC)
10. New Girl - "Normal" (FOX)
(9). How I Met Your Mother - "Trilogy Time" (CBS)
(8). Two and a Half Men - "Grandma's Pie" (CBS)

7. 2 Broke Girls - "And the Drug Money" (CBS)


(6). Hot in Cleveland - "Claus, Tails & High-Pitched Males: Birthdates 3" (TVLD)

(5). The Office - "Welcome Party" (NBC)


(4). Don't Trust the B---- in Apt.23 - "Pilot" (ABC)


3. Raising Hope - "Inside Probe" (FOX)


2. Life's Too Short - "Episode 7" (HBO)
Episode 7 -  Preview

1. Eastbound & Down - "Chapter 20" (HBO)
Episode 20 - Recap

Joseph Campbell Foundation

* Reality Shows *

(12). Styled by June - "Jaleel White" (VH1)
(11). Fashion Star - "Living Department Store Window" (NBC)
10. American Chopper: Sr. vs. Jr. - "Breakthrough" (DSC)
(9). Top Shot - "The Longest Shot" (History)
8. Ice Loves Coco - "Baby Got Godparents" (E!)
* Watch the trailer for Ice-T's upcoming documentary, Something From Nothing: The Art of Rap here.

(7). Betty White's Off Their Rockers - "Episode 3" (NBC)


(6). Top Guns - "Going the Distance" (H2)
Top Guns
* Follow host Colby Donaldson on twitter.

(5). Punk'd - "Hayden Panattiere" (MTV)

Get More: Punk'd, Full Episodes


4. Biography - "Glee: Keep On Believing" (BIO)



3. Inside the Actors Studio - "Glee" (Bravo)


2. Finding Your Roots with H.L. Gates Jr. - "Kevin Bacon & Kyra Sedgwick" (PBS)


1. Interior Therapy with Jeff Lewis - "Panic in Pasadena" (Bravo)


Despite a noticeable number of shows airing repeats last week my overall total hours viewed climbed to fifty and a half hours watched, up from last edition's forty-five. Unfortunately I missed out on two shows I'd hoped to screen for this column: Sand Masters and House. For this entry twenty-seven hours were spent watching hour-long series, fourteen hours were spent screening reality shows and nine and a half hours were devoted to laughing at half-hour sitcoms.

Fans of VH1's sexy primetime drama Single Ladies got the gift of a preview trailer for Season Two (debuting May 28th) last week. Take a look at Stacey Dash's replacement and some of the upcoming season's guest stars in the stylin' new clip (below).


My favorite posters from the few I spotted last week were for Ice-T's upcoming music documentary Something From Nothing: The Art of Rap and a cool ship one-sheet for Ridley Scott's Prometheus. Take a giant sized look at the Prometheus ship here (src: IGN). Prometheus opens in theaters June 8th - check out my favorite trailer for it here. The Art of Rap hits theaters the following week opening June 15th! Find its fresh trailer linked under Ice Love Coco in my Reality Shows section (above).
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Among the movie featurettes released last week my faves included a super-cool Avengers exclusive at IMDB here, a new The Cabin in the Woods previiew with Chris Hemsworth introduction here, and a new "Enemies From Another World" featurette from Universal's Battleship (embedded below). The Cabin in the Woods is now in theaters


New glue I found at GetGlue last week, movie-wise, included ones from The Raven (opening 4/27), The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (debuting 5/4) as well as two Joss Whedon related stickers - one for Astonishing X-Men: Dangerous (now on DVD) and one for Hawkeye from The Avengers. Speaking of Joss, don't forget to grab a sticker for The Cabin in the Woods while its window remains open.
Marvel comics delivered new glue for The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes Adventures #1, Avenging Spider-Man #6, The Mighty Thor #12.1, The New Avengers #24 and Wolverine #304.

Thanks again for supporting this column with your ongoing interest and comments. My last two trivia questions have went unanswered so maybe this week will be luckier. Have a Great Week & Happy Viewing!


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About the Author - Nightfly


A proud member of NBCUniversal's and A+E Television Networks’ Digital Media Teams, Nightfly routinely interviews producers, creators and stars of various network programs and films with a concentrated emphasis on the Syfy channel. Formally educated in Communications, Computer Science and Music, his résumé reflects more than a decade broadcasting in the fields of television and radio. With pieces routinely published at ScreenFad and Press Pass L.A., his primary areas of interest include TV, film, music, web series, comic books, fashion, pen 'n paper RPG gaming as well as various other pop-culture topics. An avid Twitter user, Nightfly supports the arts, the entertainment community, numerous charities and crowdfunding projects through his journalistic netizenship and non-partisan, multicultural-centric activism.


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