Since Mondays are 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 Monday Kickstart
includes dish on Oliver Queen’s complicated love life on “Arrow,” plus some “Mindy Project” conflict and a Chris Brown reference on “The New Normal.” Because who doesn’t love a good Chris Brown reference?
“The Mindy Project”: Mindy’s personal and professional lives collide when Morgan invites everyone in her cell phone contacts to attend her surprise party, and Danny and Jeremy decide they’re both interested in Mindy’s friend Alex (Kelen Coleman). The guys compete to impress Alex all night long — until one of them ends up in the hospital, and it’s not work related.
“Arrow”: Despite the major tension between Oliver and Tommy now that Tommy knows who The Hood is, Oliver is at a surprisingly good place in his life heading into the next episode, “The Huntress Returns.” We were on set for the filming of the episode, and we can tell you that Ollie and McKenna are doing great — they shot a scene where he stops by her apartment when she’s fresh from the shower, and let’s just say she doesn’t mind him catching her in her robe at all. That said, the Huntress showing up is going to be a major, major buzzkill for their romance. Major. “Oliver is really falling for McKenna, but he loved Helena,” says Marc Guggenheim. “His feelings for her when she comes back are very conflicted and very complicated. There’s a lot of fun to be had with that little triangle.”
“The Carrie Diaries”: We’ve grown surprisingly fond of Carrie’s little sister, Dorit, who was MIA in last week’s episode. Tonight, though, we’ll spend much more time with her. “We find out why Dorit is as scary as she is,” executive producer Amy B. Harris tells us. “Once she reveals herself a bit, she’s open to the possibility of romance. She’s going to meet someone, and Dorit in a relationship is surprising.”
“Parks and Recreation”: Thursday’s episode is a showcase for several of the minor characters that make Pawnee the most fully realized fictional town this side of Springfield. Keep your eyes out for Sewage Joe, Brandi Maxxx and the ever reliable Perd Hapley in the episode, which revolves around Leslie trying to save a video store in town.
“Dallas”: Even after he’s gone, J.R. Ewing will keep you guessing. “Dallas” handles Larry Hagman’s passing, and that of his legendary character, quite well — and also sets up a nice mystery as to how just how he died, which EP Cynthia Cidre promises will be answered by the end of this season. Yes, we’re once again wondering who shot J.R.
“Psych”: This Wednesday’s “Lassie Jerky” is the show’s found-footage episode, set deep in the woods. Roughing it, bear traps, Bigfoot, dead bodies and heavily-armed bad guys? You’d think it’d be right up Lassiter’s alley, but someone else actually gets to be the kick-butt commando, whose “heroics cannot be overstated.”
“Archer”: Heretofore unseen (but much-maligned character) Trudy Beekman is both seen and heard in “The Honeymooners,” much to Mallory’s consternation. Unfortunately, Trudy is not voiced by Liza Minnelli.
“Hart of Dixie”: Expect some major, major shake-ups in the season finale when Zoe makes an unexpected confession to George. Let’s just say it drives him to drink. Zoe, on the other hand, decides that she needs to get out of town… but when there’s a medical emergency on her flight and the flight attendants call for a doctor, she bumps into Jonah Breeland. You can’t outrun Bluebell drama, Dr. Hart!
“Revolution”: The show has been almost maddeningly cryptic about just what it is that Randall Flynn has been up to. We can assure you, though, that it’s not good. Watch out for him to make an overture to Monroe — which is potentially really bad news for everyone opposing the general.
“The New Normal”: Leave it to Rocky to try to redeem Chris Brown! In an upcoming episode, NeNe Leakes’ character makes a crack about trying to help rehabilitate his image by making him play a transgender soup kitchen worker on Bryan’s show.