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Rapid Recaps & TV Web-bits From Last Week (August 21 - August 27, 2011)

Abe Fried-Tanzer - August 28, 2011


Each week TV Tango takes you around the dial and across the web so you can read recaps of the hottest programs and catch up on the biggest and best TV-related lists, news stories & fun sites/links from the previous week.


Rapid Recaps From Last Week


TRUE BLOOD – "Let's Get Out of Here" (8/21/11)

Antonia imprisons the members of her circle when they prove less than willing to go the distance to annihilate vampires. Bill and Nan ready themselves for a vampire tolerance rally. Jesus helps get Lafayette back when Andy and Jason become involved in the search for the baby. Marcus and Sam come to blows, while Alcide and Debbie make their allegiances known. Jessica connects with Jason.

Next new episode: Sunday, August 28, 2011 at 9pm ET/PT on HBO.


WEEDS – "Cats Cats Cats" (8/22/11)

Nancy tells Foster that she was wearing a wire. Andy does his best to annoy Zoya so that she'll leave town, and Nancy helps to expedite her departure. Silas romances Emma, which proves to be an ill-advised move. Shane looks into the competition for Nancy and gets himself busted. Doug presents an unexpectedly simple solution to Nancy's SEC problem.

Next new episode: Monday, August 29, 2011 at 10pm ET/PT on Showtime.




TV Web-bits From Last Week

  • The Telefile ranks the Top 10 Best New Scripted Shows of the Summer.
  • The TV Addict recaps SURVIVOR! THE GOOD WIFE! FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS! The TV Addict Week in Rewind.
  • Gawker recommends the 10 Best TV Shows To Watch All At Once.
  • AolTV invites you to Catch Up With FRINGE: 5 Essential Episodes.
  • Tell the Movie spotlights the Top 10 Weird Fashioned TV Characters.
  • profiles the Trashiest TV Shows.
  • AolTV checks in as 7TH HEAVEN Turns 15: Where Are They Now?
  • Here are the best news tweets from the TV Tango Twitter Feed:
    • Go behind-the-scenes of tonight's @HallmarkChannel new movie WILLIAM & CATHERINE: ROYAL ROMANCE. Interviews, videos
    • Kurt Sutter #SOA promise - if 10% bump in season 4 premier he'll fly fan to LA to his house to watch eps. 410. Info:
    • Halloween treat... @ChillerTV will air special CHILLER 13: HORROR’S CREEPIEST KIDS on Oct. 28 at 8pm. Regan McNeil in THE EXORCIST #1?
    • Oh no another pawn show.. Now it's rich folk from Beverly Hills pawning their baubles on E! special PAWN 90210 on Sept. 7 at 10P #bigyawn
    • Don't forget Kate Mulgrew begins her #Warehoue13 guest star 4 episode arc this Monday. Aug. 29, at 9P. About series:
    • A&E premieres new season @GeneSimmons FAMILY JEWELS on Tuesday, Oct. 4 at 9PM w/ special 1hr episode. About:
    • Hey #TheGoodWife fans...Win a trip to NYC to visit the set of THE GOOD WIFE on ultimate fan sweepstakes. Go:
    • Jamie Lee Curtis to guest star #NCIS for 2 episode arc this November. Plays Charlotte Ryan from Defense Dept. who butts heads w/ Gibbs.
    • It's Official..FOX has renewed the comedy series BREAKING IN for a 13-episode second season to return in 2012.
    • HBO premieres the third season of animated series THE LIFE AND TIMES OF TIM on Monday, Dec. 19th. About series:
    • HBO premieres the new 12 episode Chris Lilley comedy series ANGRY BOYS on Dec. 5. Explores lives of 6 characters, all portrayed by Lilley.
    • NBC Sports & Universal Sports will air comprehensive coverage 2011 TRACK & FIELD WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS from South Korea -Aug. 26 -Sept. 4
    • MTV picks rock group #Wavves as guest composer for 1st season of new comedy I JUST WANT MY PANTS BACK. About series:
    • CBS airs 1/2hr special #TheGoodWife: A NEW BEGINNING recapping key characters & storylines of first 2 seasons on Sun. Sept. 4 at 9:30p.
    • Get ready for some (college) football. NBC/Versus to air 28 games this season, featuring Notre Dame, Pac-12, Mountain West & Ivy League.
    • Hey #BeerPong fans....Spike TV premieres the documentary LAST CUP: ROAD TO THE WORLD SERIES OF BEER PONG on Thurs. Sept. 1 at 11PM
    • Hey #TheGoodWife fans...Julianna Margulies guests on @Late_Show DAVID LETTERMAN w/ musical guests Lady Antebellum on Thurs., Sept. 1
    • TNT premieres 2nd half of season 2 of RIZZOLI & ISLES w/ @Angie_Harmon,@SashaAlexander1 on Nov. 28, at 10pm. About:
    • TNT premieres second half of 4th season of #LEVERAGE w/ Tim Hutton on Sunday, Nov. 27 for 8 episodes. About series:
    • TNT premieres season 4 #SOUTHLAND w/ Cudlitz, Hatosy, McKenzie, King and new addition Lucy Liu on Jan. 17 at 10pm.
    • Syfy premieres miniseries NEVERLAND w/ Rhys Ifans, Keira Knightley (voice of Tinker Bell), Anna Friel, Bob Hoskins on December 4, 5 at 9pm
    • Sfyf premieres 4th season #SANCTUARY Fri. Oct. 7 at 10p w/ Amanda Tapping, Robin Dunne, Agam Darshi. About series:
    • Comedy Central releases 'Dr. StrangeSheen' first promo for ROAST OF CHARLIE SHEEN which premieres Sept. 19 at 10pm
    • Jimmy Fallon to host NBC's SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE on Saturday, December 17th. Musical guest will be Michael Bublé.



    Say Aloha to Terry O'Quinn with this HAWAII FIVE-0 Season 2 First Look, embedded below (thanks to the TV Addict):








    Abe Fried-Tanzer is a recent graduate from New York University, where he majored in cinema studies and journalism. He makes it his priority each year to see every Oscar-nominated film and watch every new television pilot, and writes reviews and awards predictions at Movies with Abe and TV with Abe.