The TV Watercooler

Gossip Girl’s 100th episode, FX launches in Canada, Brad has a “staycation” on Happy Endings tonight and more

Gossip Girl executive producer has told TV Line that Michelle Trachtenberg will return as Georgina Sparks for a longer story arc. Her first episode back is the show’s 100th and will air in early 2012. Trachtenberg recently wrapped up a recurring gig on the latest season of Weeds.

— As for Gossip Girl‘s 100th episode, it will revolve around Blair’s wedding. (Hmm wait, weren’t Blair and Prince Louis planning a November wedding?)

FX Canada launched on Halloween night and I’m hoping they improve their schedule soon. First of all, they need to reclaim the rights to It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. I understand that it has aired on Showcase but they usually air the show a season behind the American schedule. I’m also not a fan of them using the atrocious Metropia to make up their “cancon” content. Although the website lists it as a new series, there is nothing “new” about the show which debuted 7 years ago. As for American Horror Story, I want to like it but I just can’t for some reason (maybe it’s because none of the characters are appealing?), but what I am happy about is that Rogers has launched this channel in both standard and high definition. Hey Bell, I’m still waiting on E! HD. (I mean, if you’re gonna have to keep up with Kim Kardashian‘s ass, it should be in HD.) Since Rogers owns the channel, why not create add an FX OnDemand channel where you can watch previous seasons of The League and Sons of Anarchy so newbies can catch up? While American Horror Story might be a big draw for all the Ryan Murphy and Gleeks, they should aim the channel a bit more towards the male demo (like they do with G4) and get It’s Always Sunny and The League to air daily (Bite is actually airing Sunny that way, along with Arrested Development).

— In other FX-related news, they’ve renewed American Horror Story for a second season and picked up Charlie Sheen‘s Anger Management.

— Could The Murdoch Mysteries continue on CBC? Series star Yannick Bisson told TV Guide Canada that the series would be a good fit for the public broadcaster.  Rogers Media recently announced that the fifth season would be its final on Citytv.

— Total geek dream: Summer Glau will join Tricia Helfer in TNT’s Scent of the Missing, which is about a Search and Rescue volunteer (Helfer) who solves crimes with her golden retriever. (Seriously, though a golden retriever that helps you solve crimes? What a waste of eye candy x2)

Jerry Seinfeld will be the first guest host on Live! with Regis & Kelly when Regis Philbin retires on November 18. Jerry will join Kelly from Nov. 21-23. Other guest hosts scheduled include Jason Segal, Kim Catrall, Howie Mandel, Jamie Oliver and Miss Piggy. No official successor has been announced yet.

My picks for tonight: Raegan’s (Christina Applegate) parents come to visit on Up All Night (8 p.m. on NBC). Blythe Danner will play her mother. On Suburgatory, Tessa (Jane Levy) introduces the student body to a homeless transsexual (8:30 p.m. on ABC and Citytv). Modern Family‘s Cameron (Eric Stonestreet) is challenged to get a hot girl’s (Leslie Mann) number at a bar (9 p.m. on ABC and Citytv). On Happy Endings, Brad (Damon Wayans Jr.) lies to Jane (Eliza Coupe) about going out of town and ends up having a staycation at a fancy hotel while Max (Adam Pally) and Dave (Zachary Knighton) make a commercial to promote the “Steak Me Home Tonight” food truck (9:30 p.m. on ABC and Citytv) — show director and star of The Wonder Years, Fred Savage guest stars as himself. Things get volatile during the Graysons’ 25th anniversary dinner on Revenge (10 p.m. on ABC and Citytv).

— Here’s the second trailer for American Reunion:


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