Now that Craig Ferguson is the latest host to be leaving late night, having announced his plans to "consciously uncouple" from his CBS show, a lot of names are already being bandied about to replace him. Oddly enough, not many of them are women -- a phenomenon we most recently saw when David Letterman announced his retirement last month.
Yes, I know, the Travelers are breathing down our doppelgangers' necks like racewalking hipsters with boundary issues, Enzo is messing with everyone far more than a ghost really should be allowed to mess, and Tyler is in big, big trouble. But hey, Delena!
The season finale of "Vikings" is a rough, bloody endeavor that's not for the faint of heart. But then, if you're watching this show, you're not likely to fall into that category anyway. Even so, Ragnar's legion fans will have a hard time not squirming out of their seats or screaming at their television sets. It is, in a word, intense.
Caterina Scorsone, who made Amelia Shepherd such an indelible part of "Private Practice," returned to "Grey's Anatomy" last week to supposedly check in on brother Derek -- but really test the waters of parenthood. Since Scorsone was doing press after last week's surprise visit, it was pretty clear that Amelia is going to be staying in Seattle for a while. Given that Hurricane Amelia tends to stir up drama wherever she goes, this could be interesting.
"Top Chef" will be cooking up a twelfth season for Bravo, this time taking the series to Boston, Massachusetts. The season will premiere in late 2014.
Has anyone ever been institutionalized on any of "The Real Housewives" shows? If not, I think the ideal candidate for that prestigious honor might be Sonja, who puts the batcrap in crazy. While she's always been, shall we say, a colorful character, this week she seems to be living in such a delusional state I'm thinking someone should keep an eye on her, lest she starts thinking the concept of gravity is just negative thinking, and if she burns the right candle and calls to her spirit animal she can fly off the top floor of her townhouse.
Television history is littered with buddy comedies, though it isn't often that the buddies in question are women. I'm sure someone somewhere is working on an article about how this is the year of the woman in television, pointing to "Broad City" and, well, this show -- "Playing House" (debuts Tues. April 29 at 10:00 p.m. ET on USA) as the start of a big trend in girl power overtaking TV or some such. Tthat's kind of a shame, really. "Playing House" isn't notable because it has two female leads, or because it's part of a trend, or will soon have a baby in the mix. "Playing House" is notable because it's smart and it's funny. Period.
As Marcel on "The Originals" (Tuesdays at 8:00 p.m. on the CW), Charles Michael Davis is one charming (and dashingly handsome) vampire. Of course, he also seems to have a death wish, in that he's plunging into the battle for New Orleans that already has the werewolves, witches and Original vampires determined to get their slice of the deep-fried pie. I spoke to the former model about his take on the character, whose backstory with Klaus will be examined in tonight's episode as Klaus struggles with memories of his paternal relationship with Marcel -- and nightmares about his vampire hunter father.
At first it seemed that Shannon was going to be a miserable addition to "The Real Housewives of Orange County" family, but that was before we saw her doing shots with Tamra. For all her holistic claptrap, it turns out she's just a borderline alcoholic in a miserable marriage who makes Vicki and Tamra feel better about themselves. Welcome aboard, Shannon!
Hey, it's Latin Night! I guess that means lots of samba, rumba and possibly cha cha cha, but it also means Ricky Martin, who is looking pretty good, right? Even if he is wearing those drop-crotch pants. I think if you're old enough to remember Hammer time, you may want to pass on the trend, but hey, he can carry it off. He really does look phenomenal for his age. He's also going to be judging. Tom Burgeron asks Ricky Martin what he's looking for in the performances, and he wants passion and engagement. Works for me!