TV Heartbeat! Orphan Black is finally back! Salem begins the witch hunt! Another stay at the Bates Motel!

New and notable 9 months stretches into forever if you’re waiting for the new season of Orphan Black. Our patience will finally be rewarded when the new season begins this Saturday. More twists! More turns! More clones! Maria Doyle Kennedy (Mrs. S) described this season as “season one on crack” so watch Orphan Crack on Saturday!


Billy Crystal is back on HBO! It’s not a stand-up special, but a taping of his award-winning show 700 Sundays. Taped during a Broadway performance, he recounts his childhood.

700 Sundays

WGN America takes its first foray into scripted TV with the debut of Salem. (Yeah, the revolutionary unrest of the 1700’s is definitely getting its day with Sleepy Hollow and the upcoming Starz show, Outlander.) Salem is a different take on the Salem witch trials since this time, the witches are actually behind the witch hunting. Huh? Yeah, its going to be a unique take on history! Starring Shane West (Nikita, E.R.), Janet Montgomery, Seth Gabel (Fringe, Arrow) and Ashley Madekwe (Revenge), the show is run by Brannon Braga (Star Trek, 24, Flash Forward, Terra Nova) so it should make for interesting TV.


Scandal caps off the season with the explosive finale this week – literally as the bomb which threatens President Fitz will explode. Stay tuned for Jimmy Kimmel afterward for a special edition of his show entitled “Behind the Scandalabra” which will feature the show’s creator, a blooper reel and the complete “Escandalo” spoof.


Tonight: Real History of Science Fiction (BBC America)
Thursday: Scandal season finale (ABC), The Crazy Ones season (series?) finale (CBS), Community and Parenthood finales (NBC)
Friday: Last Man Standing season (series?) finale (ABC)
Saturday: Orphan Black premiere (BBC America), 700 Sundays (HBO)
Sunday: Salem debut (WGN America), Devious Maids premiere (Lifetime)
Monday: Archer season finale (FX)
Tuesday: Faking It (FX), Face off season finale (Syfy)

Health check FX is renewing The Americans for a third season and A&E is heading back for a third stay at the Bates Motel! Lucky us as we’ll get to see Norman inch closer and closer to full Psycho status.

Bates Motel

Mad Men came back last week and fewer people tuned in. So strange as this was the show’s lowest premiere audience since the second season. Just goes to show how crowded that Sunday night schedule is with Game of Thrones, MTV Movie Awards and Showtime back on air.


Crystal Ball The army of the 12 Monkeys will be marching again – this time as a TV series on Syfy. This version stars Aaron Stanford (X-Men’s Pyro) in the Bruce Willis type role and Amanda Schull (Suits, Pretty Little Liars, Center Stage).


Stay tuned!

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