Nathan Fillion, the star of the new ABC series Castle, sends his regards. We had an early morning chat about the show, his talent for storytelling and his fear of heights — you and me, too, friend. I’ll have all of that for you early next week.
In the meantime, let’s talk about last night’s TV. Eric Kripke, the creator of Supernatural, took a few good-natured swipes at the fans last night when Sam and Dean discover that their lives have been chronicled in a series of novels. Casual viewers were likely left in the dark by most of the jokes in the first half of the episode but things went from funny to furious by the end when Sam had a meet-and-greet with Lilith. The two actually ended up in bed together but it was just a trick so Sam could get close enough to kill the powerful demon. How did that work out for him? Well, there are still four episodes to go this season, so you know Lilith escaped unharmed.
Before Supernatural, I tuned in to Bones, one of my take it or leave it shows. The story revolved around a doctor who was killed and then eaten by a tiger in a zoo. Turns out the doc used to be the love of Cam’s life, a twist that should have added a layer of interest to this episode but it didn’t work for me. By the end, I didn’t even care who did it, or how and I’m tired of this other side plot about Angela’s sexual issues. Can we get back to solving murders and leave this personal stuff at the door?
If you want more mayhem in your TV schedule, you’ll find plenty of it all over the dial tonight. Check this out:
Tonight On TV –Friday, April 3
Fox is looking good with the only full slate of new shows. First up it’s the action-packed Terminator: Sarah Connor Chronicles, then Echo leads a revolt on Dollhouse.ABC keeps it real with Wife Swap, Supernanny, and 20/20.
CBS has reruns of Ghost Whisperer and Numbers but there’s a new Flashpoint in between.The CW goes with new episodes of Everybody Hates Chris and The Game, then finishes with a rerun of America’s Next Top Model.NBC has a double Howie Do It, Landry helps Tyra get ready for college on Friday Night Lights, and then it’s Dateline NBC.
Over on cable
BBCAmerica has the second season premiere of Mistresses.
SCI Fi Channel revisits their most popular franchise with Stargate: Continuum.VH1 continues the countdown of the Top 100 One Hit Wonders of the Eighties.National Geographic goes to the dogs with Dog Whisperer and Dog Town.
News and notable
Food Network has ordered six more episodes of Viva Daisy, their Latin themed cooking show.Travel Channel is in production on a new series called America’s Worst Driver. This is one competition series I wouldn’t want to win.Clinton Kelly from What Not to Wear is getting his own make-over show on TLC.Oxygen has ordered a fourth season of The Bad Girls Club.WHDH in Boston is making news with their announcement that they will not carry the Jay Leno show in primetime. They’ll air news at 10:00 and have asked to play Leno at 11:00 but NBC is playing hardball and said no. They’re unhappy with the affiliate station’s decision to make their own decision. (TV is not a democracy.)
Supernatural: The Monster at the End of This Book — (l-r) Michael P. Northey as Dan Dabb, Jared Padalecki as Sam, Jensen Ackles as Dean. Photo: Michael Courtney/The CW
Dollhouse: Needs — Pictured: Echo (Eliza Dushku, L) takes Topher (Fran Kranz, R) hostage. Cr: Carin Baer/FOX
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno — Pictured: (l-r) Amy Poehler, Jay Leno — NBC Photo: Margaret Norton