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Rapid Recaps & TV Web-bits From Last Week (September 11 - September 17, 2011)

Abe Fried-Tanzer - September 18, 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 – "And When I Die" (9/11/11)

Marnie possesses Lafayette and forces Jesus to give her his black magic, killing him in the process. Holly, Tara, and Sookie rally the spirits of Antonia and Gran to stop Marnie and save Bill and Eric. Jessica and Jason realize they may have found common ground, while Andy gets himself back into shape. An old friend of Terry's returns, worrying Arlene. Jason receives a surprising visit from Steve, and a scorned Debbie comes looking for Sookie.

Next new episode: June 2012.


WEEDS – "Une Mère Que J'aimerais Baiser" (9/12/11)

Silas feels betrayed when Nancy refuses to listen to his ideas, and goes so far as to take the database when he finds out Emma has been arrested by Detective Ouellette and Shane. Doug plans a getaway to Foster's Hamptons home, where Andy poses as a potential investor to keep the company going and Nancy sells pot at an extremely inflated price to those who want to show just how much money they have to spend.

Next new episode: Monday, September 19, 2011 at 10pm ET/PT on Showtime.


SONS OF ANARCHY – "Booster" (9/13/11)

Clay brokers a partnership with the cartel and point person Romeo which involves trafficking drugs, and Jax agrees to support him if he agrees to let him leave the club. Jax and Opie find themselves in a predicament when the Russians come for revenge, and Clay and crew are delayed by an unannounced and unfriendly inspection from Roosevelt. Romeo steps in to save the day, solidifying their relationship contrary to the wishes of some SAMCRO members, including Bobby.

Next new episode: Tuesday, September 20, 2011 at 10pm ET/PT on FX.




TV Web-bits From Last Week

  • The TV Addict poses 10 Pressing Questions Prior to the Launch of the Fall 2011-2012 TV Season.
  • The Telefile profiles the Top 10 Worst New Shows of Fall 2011.
  • AolTV asks Are Networks Saving the Best New Shows for Midseason?
  • TV After Dark swoons over the Top 5 Hottest Men for 2011 New Fall TV Series.
  • Television Without Pity analyzes Fall TV 2011: Returning Shows We Used To Love (And How to Save Them).
  • AolTV invites you to Catch Up With NIKITA: 5 Essential Episodes.
  • Television Without Pity looks at RINGER vs. THE LYING GAME: Battle of the Twins.
  • AolTV suggests Who Should Play Young Carrie Bradshaw.
  • Mental Floss remembers 10 Actors' Dramatic Departures from Popular Shows.
  • Glamour looks back at the Top 20 Most Memorable TV Hairstyles.
  • Here are the best news tweets from the TV Tango Twitter Feed:
    • 18 Sep: For the #Emmys "In Memoriam" segment they'll have 182 names of all television professionals who passed away this year to choose from.
    • 17 Sep: It's a Reality...Jill Zarin, Alex McCord, Kelly Bensimon and Cindy Barshop NOT returning for season 5 of REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NYC.
    • 16 Sep: Get ready for #Emmys...Check out interview w/ host @janemarielynch plus Governors Ball Fun Facts & Emmy Nominees.
    • 16 Sep: ABC Family orders more episodes of new drama THE LYING GAME starring @alexandrachando. About series:
    • 16 Sep: Get ready for the Olympics...ABC Family renews MAKE IT OR BREAK IT for season 3. About series:
    • 15 Sep: Seems like Chloe King had only one life... ABC Family cancels THE NINE LIVES OF CHLOE KING. About series:
    • 15 Sep: #HOUSE EP David Shore: Season 8 starts w/ House in prison. Won't spend a lot of time there. Enjoy throwing him into challenging situations
    • 15 Sep: AMC announced that Emmy Award-winning make-up effects artist Greg Nicotero has been named co-executive producer of #TheWalkingDead.
    • 15 Sep: FX orders (13 eps) new animated series UNSUPERVISED (working title) from #AlwaysSunny writer/prods Rob Rosell, Scott Marder, David Hornsby
    • 15 Sep: MTV will air the 90-minute season finale of TEEN MOM on Tuesday, September 20 at 10pm ET/PT. About series:
    • 15 Sep: THE VIEW honors ALL MY CHILDREN w/ special 1hr. theme show, Fri. Sept. 23 at 11am hours before final ABC broadcast. Susan Lucci co-hosts.
    • 15 Sep: Style Network picks up TIA & TAMERA for a 2nd season w/ @TiaMowry and @TameraMowryTwo.. About series:
    • 14 Sep: Spike TV picks up BAR RESCUE for 2nd season of 10 episodes w/ hosts @jJonTaffer, @NicoleTaffer. About series:
    • 13 Sep: CBS gives early renewal of BIG BROTHER for its 14th edition to return summer 2012. Series premiered July 5, 2000.
    • 13 Sep: Comedy Central premieres WEIRD AL YANKOVIC LIVE! - THE APOCALYPSE TOUR on Saturday, October 1 at 9pm. His first special since 1999.
    • 13 Sep: New recurring bad guy cast on #BONES. Andrew Leeds will play murderous computer hacker, Christopher Pellant who'll first appear in Eps. 6
    • 13 Sep: Lifetime orders (10 eps.) reality series 24 HOUR CATWALK w/ host Alexa Chung. Designers compete to create their own collection in 24 hrs.
    • 13 Sep: At Fox party last night chatted w/ @therealzooeyd who said she's buying tons of clothes for sis Emily's soon (end of Sept) to arrive baby.
    • 13 Sep: ABC Family airs special new prequel Halloween-themed eps. #PrettyLittleLiars Oct 19 @ 8p. It's before A disappeared and where the lies began
    • 12 Sep: ABC will dedicate the September 21 episode of ALL MY CHILDREN to original cast member MaryFickett (Ruth Martin) who died Sept. 8 at 83.
    • 12 Sep: ABC buys comedy project from "Murphy Brown"creator Diane English to star Jim Belushi ("According to Jim"). Title: ACCORDING TO JIM BROWN :)
    • 12 Sep: CBS Sports Network airs docu (9/28 at 7p) 1ST & GOAL IN THE BRONX: GRAMBLING VS. MORGAN STATE. 1st black college football game played in NYC
    • 12 Sep: ION TV premieres newly acquired cop drama #FLASHPOINT Tues. Oct. 18 at 10pm w/ new original episodes. About series:
    • 12 Sep: It ofetn deosnt mttaer waht oredr the ltters are in... you can still read it. Find out why on @NatGeoChannel BRAIN GAMES premieres Oct. 9
    • 12 Sep: Season 3 (Nov. 30) guests HOT IN CLEVELAND- Jennifer Love Hewitt, Joe Jonas, Sean Hayes, Sandra Bernhard, Susan Lucci.
    • 11 Sep: The House of Batiatus mourns...Andy Whitfield of Starz SPARTACUS: BLOOD AND SAND died today at age 39 from lymphoma.



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    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.