Greetings readers! TV Heartbeat is back this week with loads of info!
New and Notable It’s that odd time of year where half the shows are repeats and half are new due to the imminent arrival of the Super Bowl, the continuing award show bonanza and the upcoming Winter Olympics. During those 16 days of glory, there’s not a ton of other things happening since no one wants to compete with live broadcasts of curling and other suspenseful events.
In the coveted, post-Super Bowl time slot, Fox is airing special episodes of New Girl and recent Golden Globe winner Brooklyn Nine-Nine. What makes this New Girl episode special? Well, there’s a bunch of guest stars and a rockin’ appearance with Prince (the artist formerly known as “that symbol guy”).
Brooklyn Nine-Nine will also feature an interesting cameo (see below football fans!) and then the show will move to its new time on Tuesdays. If you haven’t seen this show yet, give it a gander – it’s worth it!
For their own Super Bowl shuffle, HBO is moving Girls and Looking to Saturday to avoid the Super Bowl (this is a one-time only move). They’ll be skipping new episodes for the excellent True Detective this week.
PBS is counterprogramming for the Super Bowl and will continue to air new episodes of Downton Abbey and the season finale for Sherlock. As with previous season finales, this is a game changer for Sherlock so don’t miss it!!
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is packing in the guest stars for this week! Not only does Generalissimo Stan Lee make his cameo, but Bill Paxton also joins for a couple of episodes as a new S.H.I.E.L.D. agent. And we finally (finally!) get our first comic book supervillian – J. August Richards is also back as Mike Peters who makes the transition to Deathlok, a cyborg. If this isn’t enough to stir up interest, Lady Sif will also visit Earth in a few episodes (I guess the lack of Bi-frost isn’t a big issue…)
Tonight: Fleming: The Man Who Would Be Bond (BBC America), American Horror Story: Coven finale (FX)
Friday: The Carrie Diaries season/series finale (The CW)
Saturday: Girls and Looking (HBO)
Sunday: Super Bowl (Fox), New Girl and Brooklyn Nine-Nine special episodes (Fox), Sherlock season finale (PBS)
Monday: Inside Comedy (Showtime)
Tuesday: Brooklyn Nine-Nine new time slot (Fox), Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (ABC)
Health check! Goodbye, lover! Without actually announcing it, this week’s episode of The Carrie Diaries is likely the last of the series. Ratings have been tough this year so the season finale is probably the series finale.
Meanwhile, HBO revealed the fate of many of their shows with the award winners squeezing out a final season. Say farewell to Hello Ladies and Family Tree which are done and won’t be coming back. Boardwalk Empire and The Newsroom will have one more season to round out their runs.
Meanwhile, Sherlock has been renewed for another two seasons. Huzzah! No word on WHEN they will debut though…
And speaking of another 2 seasons, Haven has been renewed for a 5th season – but with twice the normal episode order (26 episodes) and it will be aired in 2 parts. So essentially it’s renewed for another 2 years, but they’re calling it one. (Probably to do with contracts and such…)
Other shows didn’t quite find their haven as the Assets got burned after two episodes and Sean won’t be saving the world after all. While the much-hyped Killer Women event series from Sofia Vergara will air all its episodes, it won’t be back for another season.
Lifetime did well with Flowers in the Attic so they are moving forward with the sequel, Petals in the Wind. While the adults are expected to return, Kiernan Shipka and Mason Dye’s roles will be re-casted since the story takes place 10 years later and slapping a moustache on Mason probably isn’t going to age him 10 years.
Some of the new shows have made rocky starts so Intelligence and Rake need some help really fast while Chicago P.D. looks like they’ll be around to solve crimes for another season.
Helix is spreading throughout DVRs as the show does really well when you factor in delayed viewing.
Chances are pretty good that this Ron Moore show will around for another season…which may help pass the time as we wait for his other show, Outlander, to announce the summer premiere date. ICYMI, Starz released a second version of the trailer with an alternate ending…swoon!
Talk time! Did anyone check out that finale for Sleepy Hollow? (SPOILER ALERT IF YOU’RE NOT CAUGHT UP!) The producers and cast did warn that there was a big twist for one of the characters and since they kept joking it’s Katrina, you know that it wasn’t. Based on the finale, I don’t think it’ll surprise anyone to learn that John Noble (Henry/Jeremy) is now a full-time member of the cast. Lyndie Greenwood (Jenny Mills) is also moving up to full-fledged cast member.
Let’s also hear it for guest star Victor Garber who doesn’t have the greatest TV parenting skills, but has gorgeous TV children with daddy issues (Tom Mison, Jennifer Garner, etc…). Sleepy Hollow resumes in the fall so we have some 8 months to wait before we find out what happens next!
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