Michelle Trachtenberg returns to Gossip Girl on tonight’s episode. Will she wreak havoc as she has previously?
Second question: Who is that adorable and talented girl in the picture at the right? I’ll let you know at the end of our April 27 TV roundup after we discuss the new Dancing with the Stars and 24 kicking up the heat.
On Sunday, I watched the last part of the last-cake-designer-standing competition on Food Network Challenge. Who knew there was crying in baking? Plenty happened last night as contestants were given the option of working all night long to design a birthday cake for a set of sextuplets turning 16. It’s an interesting dilemma: Work all night and get ahead of your competitors, or take a break to eat and sleep so when you do start work, you’ll be fresh and raring to go. In this case, the one who stayed up all night was the one who took home the $50,000 prize. I think there’s a lesson in that. I’ll ponder, you keep reading.Everything is new tonight!
Tonight On TV — Monday, April 27
ABC could lose the night to NBC even though they have the ever-popular Dancing with the Stars, the not-so-popular Surviving Suburbia and the wildly entertaining Castle.But NBC has the season finale of Chuck, which happens to fall on the day of his sister’s wedding. Then it’s the big Heroes season finale — that’s always good for a crazy cliffhanger, and it ends with the second part of the demon stalker episode on Medium.CBS lightens the mood with The Big Bang Theory, How I Met Your Mother, Two and a Half Men and Rules of Engagement. That’s followed by the murder of a reality dating TV show star on CSI: Miami. It was bound to happen sometime.The CW sees the return of Georgina (Michelle Trachtenberg) on Gossip Girl, then Haley gets an offer from Nick Lachey on One Tree Hill.Fox has a mystery involving a deaf teen on House, then it’s a standoff, 24-style. That’s gotta end badly, and you know it.
Over on cable
ABC Family is mostly new with Greek, Roommates and Sophie. Don’t miss our interview with Greek star Spencer Grammer here.Food Network has Good Eats, Unwrapped and Diners/Drive-ins and Dives.WE has a Golden Girls marathon, and it’s all Andy Griffith on TVLand.
News and notable
A half dozen celebs have signed on for NBC’s I’m a Celebrityâ€¦Get Me Out of Here! (aka Celebrity Survivor) They are Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt (MTV’s The Hills), supermodel Janice Dickinson, actor Stephen Baldwin, pro wrestler Torrie Wilson and American Idol’s Sanjaya Malakar. NBC, cancel the show now and save us all, will you?Susan Boyle, the woman who blew everyone away with her appearance on the British version of Got Talent, will now be appearing on America’s Got Talent when it begins anew this summer.If you like your crime drama with a little less gore, NCIS spin-off execs say the new series will stick with the undercover work and skip the autopsies. I’m all for that.IBM is working on making humans obsolete. They have a new computer program that they say will beat any human contestant on the game show Jeopardy. I’ll take “Skynet for 500,” Alex.
That’s Selena Gomez of the Disney Channel series Wizards of Waverly Place in our photo above. She and her co-stars got dropped into a silent movie for an upcoming episode called Justin’s New Girlfriend.Alex is jealous of the budding friendship between Justin and Harper and their shared love of silent movies, so she sabotages their plans. To get back at her, Justin casts a spell on Alex that places all three of them in an old silent movie.Watch this episode of Wizards of Waverly Place on Saturday, May 2 at 8:30 pm on Disney Channel.Photo credit:
Wizards of Waverly Place — Pictured: Selena Gomez. Photo: Disney Channel/Richard Cartwright
Heroes: An Invisible Thread — Pictured: (l-r) Sendhil Ramamurthy as Mohinder Suresh, Masi Oka as Hiro Nakamura, James Kyson Lee as Ando Masahashi. NBC photo: Trae Patton
I’m a Celebrityâ€¦Get Me Out of Here promo shoot — Pictured: (l-r) Heidi Montag, Spencer Pratt, Rod Blagoevich. NBC Photo: Paul Drinkwater