CBS, Weekdays, 2 p.m. ET/PT |
Why does The Talk exist? Let's allow cohost Leah "the Loud One" Remini to explain: "Our intention...in doing this show was to bring something somewhere to someone." Mostly, the cohosts on this mom-centric talk show-including Roseanne's Sara "the Vegan One" Gilbert and Julie "the Newsy One" Chen-come across as desperately eager to appear "real." Guest Jennifer Lopez
had just begun chatting about her twins when Holly "the No-Nonsense One" Robinson Peete yanked up her own shirt to show off her stretch marks. She's so real! Sharon "the Batty One" Osbourne is so down-to-earth that she sits cross-legged-and barefoot! Of all of them, the warmly unpretentious Gilbert seems like the one you'd most like to have in your actual moms' group. The others, not so much.
Married to Rock
E! Sundays, 10:30 p.m. ET/PT |
If the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills boarded the Rock of Love bus, the result would be this new series. Featuring four women with the requisite mix of plastic parts and doll-size clothes, the show has plenty of sleazy gloss but lacks drama. The rocker husbands are of the aging C-list variety: former Guns N' Roses bassist Duff McKagan and Perry Farrell of Jane's Addiction. As for the wives, Etty Farrell garners the most screen time in the premiere after one of her husband's friends comes on to her. Yawn. This is one of those shows best consumed in small, skewered slices on The Soup.
MON. 11/8 11 P.M. TBS
Coco is back! Nine months after the Tonight Show mess, he jumps to cable for a new late-night show.
2 THE FASHION SHOW
TUES. 11/9 10 P.M. BRAVO
Iman steps in as season 2 host of the design competition.
3 CMA AWARDS
WED. 11/10 8 P.M. ABC
Who knew Gwyneth Paltrow
was a little bit country? She sings the title track of her new movie, Country Strong.
4 BURN NOTICE
THURS. 11/11 10 P.M. USA
Season premiere of the sexy spy show starring Jeffrey Donovan.
5 TRACY MORGAN: BLACK AND BLUE
SAT. 11/13 10 P.M. HBO
Hey Liz Lemon, 30 Rock's funnyman is doing standup!
Alec Baldwin narrates Great Migrations, a stellar seven-part series (it premieres Nov. 7 on National Geographic Channel), which tracks animals as they journey in search of survival. As in Life, the breathtaking camera work offers a crystalline window into the most private worlds. From tenacious rockhopper penguins to Mali elephants, Migrations' animals provide a humbling lesson in resilience and determination.
MODERN FAMILY'S BABY LILY
It takes two actors to play Modern Family's youngest character, Lily. Identical twins Ella and Jaden Hiller, 2, alternate before the camera as the adopted Vietnamese daughter of gay couple Mitchell and Cameron. Acting "was never on our radar," says their dad, Doug, until an actress pal told them last year about the ABC sitcom's casting call for Asian twin girls. Off-camera, the San Fernando Valley, Calif., twins "giggle constantly and sing a lot," says mom Michelle, "but in front of the camera, they become very shy." They're also pros: When the director yells "Rolling!" says Doug, "Jaden stops crying because she thinks the cameras are on." Marvels Eric Stonestreet, who plays Cameron: "They have made my fake male biological clock start ticking!"