Jeremy Sisto, Jane Levy, Carly Chaikin and Cheryl Hines
In ABC's new comedy Suburgatory, New York architect George Altman (Jeremy Sisto) relocates to the suburbs where he hopes to give his 16-year-old daughter Tessa (newcomer Jane Levy) a more wholesome upbringing. They encounter a range of overly buffed, tucked and spray-tanned neighbors whose colorful plumage disguises their shared humanity.
Pan Am, Christina Ricci
Ticket? Check. Baggage? Check. Girdle? Check. The plane is now ready for lift-off.
On ABC's new period drama Pan Am, the elite ranks of Pan Am stewardesses need to pass daily weigh-ins and girdle checks before they are allowed to fly. On the flip side: They are worldly, empowered women who producers would like us to view as a new breed of feminists.
Cory Monteith, Lea Michele, Chris Colfer
Let's get this straight: Three Gleeks will graduate, and a possible spin-off to Glee isn't dead yet.
Kevin Reilly, Fox's entertainment president, made attempts to set the record straight about the numerous conflicting stories about Glee lately — that creator Ryan Murphy spilled unfounded plot secrets; that actor Chris Colfer found out he, along with Lea Michele and Cory Monteith, were the ones graduating via Twitter; and that the spin-off would be scrapped.
The ThunderCats adventure continues Friday with an all new episode in which WilyKit and Kat finally encounter Lord Lion-O on the way out of the destroyed city.
Kit and Kat in the same space with Snarf? Cute overload! The new team sets out to find the Book of Omens, to unite Third Earth, but Lion-O seems to be more bent on exacting revenge on Mumm-Ra.
So You Think You Can Dance
Thursday night's elimination show was the dancers' last chance to prove they're worthy of moving on to So You Think You Can Dance Season 8 finale. Whose dreams were dashed? Who still has a chance to be named America's Favorite Dancer?
The good news first: Melanie is safe, which is no surprise. Joining her in the finale is Marko, her partner in the pre-Top 10 portion of the competition. (Their statue dance is still easily one of the best routines of the season.)
Michael C. Hall, Kristen Bell
Showtime's raunchy comedy House of Lies will premiere on Sunday, Jan. 8, between the returns of Shameless and Californication, Showtime's president of entertainment announced to TV critics during fall previews Thursday.
"We're not an advertiser environment, so we have the ability to push the limits," David Nevins said. "Beneath [the show]'s glossy, fancy prettiness is a really subversive show. It's an R-rated comedy that's really addictive in a way that no one else can get away with."
On last week's So You Think You Can Dance, Lady Gaga threw a shoe, much like a spirited filly. In fact, she threw both of her shoes to honor the Sonya Tayeh-choreographed performance by frontrunners Melanie and Sasha.
Will the Top 6 performance tonight inspire the same level of adoration from guest judge Christina Applegate? Although she stars in NBC's upcoming fall comedy Up All Night, she's more than just a sitcom star (Married ... With Children, Samantha Who?). Her dance cred includes helping found The Pussycat Dolls and starring in the 2005 Broadway revival of Sweet Charity, for which she won a Theatre World Award and was nominated for a Tony (and broke her foot!).
Sara Ramirez, Shay Mitchell, Darren Criss
To see diverse representations of lesbian, gay or bisexual people on TV, tune into ABC Family.
The cable network received an "Excellent" rating from the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) for its fifth annual Network Responsibility Index that was released Wednesday. The report tracks the quantity, quality and diversity of LGBT people on prime-time programming on the five broadcast networks and on 10 major cable networks.