1. TV Tonight! Covert Affairs is a bright spot tonight as are the season finales of Rizzoli & Isles, Franklin & Bash and The Glee Project and the series premiere of The Burn with Jeffrey Ross.
- NBC has a new America’s Got Talent (online acts perform) and a cut down to one hour, encore presentation of Stars Earn Stripes at 10.
- Fox has part 2 of the series premiere of Hotel Hell at 8 and a new MasterChef at 9.
- ABC has a new NY Med at 10.
- The CW has a new The L.A. Complex at 9.
- On cable, TNT has the season finales of both Rizzoli & Isles at 9 and Franklin & Bash at 10; Shark Week continues on Discovery with Jaws Comes Home: Reloaded at 8, How “Jaws” Changed the World at 9 and Adrift: 47 Days With Sharks at 10; Comedy Central premieres The Burn With Jeff Ross at 10:30; USA Network has new White Collar (Rebecca Mader (LOST) guest stars) at 9 and Covert Affairs at 10 (Annie goes to Israel to learn who leaked American technology); SyFy has the season finale of Destination Truth at 9 and the premiere of Collection Intervention at 10; Lifetime has a new Dance Moms at 9 and the premiere of The Week the Women Went (the women of Yemassee, S.C. prepare to abandon their town for one week); and Oxygen has the season finale of The Glee Project.
2. Casting News! Sean Hayes (Will & Grace) with have a multi-episode guest spot on Smash this season, cue the Will & Grace reunions (but really, he could be Christian Borle’s brother). Citing her head injury sustained last month on set, Kristin Chenoweth has bowed of her recurring role on this upcoming season of The Good Wife, after only completing one episode. Ever wonder how Gibbs got his name on NCIS? Well, this season, we’ll meet Leroy Jethro, the man he was named after and that man will be played by Billy Dee Williams (Star Wars). Is it too much to ask that Gibbs could have been named Lando Calrissian?
3. Following his arrest for domestic violence, VH-1 has pulled the reality show starring Chad “Ochocinco” Johnson, Ev and Ocho.
4. The Office. If Michael Scott had been the main center of the show’s heart, then the relationship between Jim and Dwight was the next outer ring which is disturbing since Dwight is leaving for his spinoff. I’ll miss these two …