Mondays are the Tuesday after Memorial Day is just the worst, we here at Zap2it
have decided to give your week a much-needed wake-up call with 10 TV
teasers — just to remind you that when the work day is over, your DVR
waits to welcome you home.
This week, our Kickstart
includes scoop on a new “Grimm” villain, the daughter of a son of
anarchy, and a fun tidbit from this week’s “Cougar Town” season finale
— plus, some info about one of our favorite new shows coming at you
guys this fall.
“Arrow”: Okay, so we know this show hasn’t actually started
yet, but we’ve seen the pilot episode, and we L-O-V-E love it. We’ve
got faith that even the “Smallville” fans who are clamoring for more of
Justin Hartley’s Green Arrow will get on board with Stephen Amell‘s
new version — particularly because he’s so different from the
“Smallville” incarnation. In fact, don’t expect Clark Kent to appear at
all in this world. “Nobody in our universe has super powers, so that’s a
big jumping off point,” Amell tells us. “I think we find Oliver Queen
more injured than we saw him before. Other than in name, there are
virtually no similarities between [Hartley’s version and the new
version]. It’s not to say that one’s better than the other, it’s just
that they’re so different, it’s almost weird to compare them.”
“Cougar Town”: We
know that Tuesday’s one-hour finale is the end of the show on ABC (and
once again, thank you, TBS, for picking it up) … but could it also be
the end of Penny Can? A character voices the sacrilegious notion that
the game isn’t as fun as it used to be, and it sends Bobby and Andy into
a spiral of despair. Don’t worry, guys — we still love it.
“Law & Order: SVU”: Showrunner Warren Leight gave us the lowdown on the season-finale
cliffhanger — and he also tells us he didn’t really have a backup plan
if NBC didn’t pick the show up for next season. “I guess the day we
began shooting, we found out about the pickup,” he says. “It’s
conceivable they could have called were they not picking us up and asked
for a different ending. It would have been tough. … It’s a little
superstitious — if you write an episode that lets you out of the
series, even if you didn’t intend to — I’d rather whistle past the
“Sons of Anarchy”: We
know that Tig has two daughters, Dawn and Fawn. We’ve already met Dawn
— who accused Fawn of being bulimic and needing rehab in order to con
her dad into forking over $12,000. This season, we’ll finally meet Fawn,
when she’s caught in a “sexually compromising situation.” Expect some
pretty tense scenes between Fawn, Tig, and her “menacing” boyfriend
Could we be meeting a new Big Bad in season 2? Producers are currently
casting a man who morphs into a bloodthirsty, brutal, “saber-toothed
killing machine” — and he’s expected to recur in at least two episodes.
We’ll also meet Captain Renard’s brother, a.k.a. Prince Eric. He’s just
as sophisticated and handsome as you’d imagine.
Our favorite guilty pleasure returns to Lifetime on June 5 — and when
it does, the famed Abby Lee Miller will get caught in a lie. Things only
get more complicated when one of her dancers gets injured.
“Teen Wolf”: Season 2 is racier and more violent, so you can look forward to plenty of gratuitous shirtlessness and lots of gore. You can also
look forward to the coach ordering the entire lacrosse team to head out
into the woods in search of a naked, crazy teenage girl. (Hey, if
anyone can find a missing naked teenage girl, it’s a teenage boy.
Brody is now a congressman and able to influence U.S. policy from the
inside, that doesn’t mean he isn’t just as on the hook to terrorist Abu
Nazir as he was before his election. Brody will have to consider where
his true allegiance lies — with changing his beloved U.S. from within
or with Nazir’s terrorist tactics — when Roya, a sexy journalist with
ties to Nazir, enters the fray in Season 2.
“Teen Mom”: The
Season 4 premiere finds the girls at very different points in their
lives: Farrah reconsiders her decision to leave Sophia with her parents
while she moves to Florida. There’s trouble in paradise for Macy and
Kyle, who are struggling to send Bentley to day care for the first time.
Caitlin and Tyler find themselves in a very different emotional place
on their daughter Carly’s second birthday, and Amber’s very public legal
struggles come into play while she and Gary attempt to have a
relationship despite her stay in rehab and their no contact order.
Season 2 premiere picks up shortly after the cliffhanger finale, which
means our favorite fake lawyer Mike is still struggling with his love
triangle situation. He’ll finally make a choice between Jenny and Rachel
— or will the choice be made for him?