The Following -- Fox, Monday, 9 p.m.
- Kevin Bacon on TV. There's an idea that probably should have been thrown around about 10 years ago -- we could have been spared from Death Sentence. Bacon plays an FBI agent who specializes in serial killers, a plot which gives Fox an excuse to show dismemberment and other gross serial killer-y things. Not that exciting, except James Purefoy (who played Marc Antony, the best part of Rome) is playing the main villain and it'll be good to see his sneering face on TV again.
The Taste -- ABC, Tuesday, 8 p.m.
- Do you think you could impress Anthony Bourdain with just one bite of your best dish? That's the concept of ABC's new cooking reality show The Taste, which sounds nothing like The Voice. Teams of amateur and professional chefs will present their dishes to the team of judges, who will take one bite while wearing a blindfold. Yep, it's nothing like The Voice -- please just tell me Adam Levine isn't one of the judges.
Saturday Night Live -- NBC, Saturday, 11:35 p.
- Speaking of talent-less hacks, Levine will host this weekend's Saturday Night Live, because he's ... so ... funny. Seriously, is this nothing but a plug for The Voice? Am I supposed to believe that Adam Levine, the guy who hasn't had a good musical idea in at least five years, just waltzed into the SNL writers meeting with some comedic gems? Kendrick Lamar is the musical guest, so SNL would do well to just skip the sketch part of the show and have him perform all of good kid, m.A.A.d. city.
NFL Pro Bowl -- NBC, Sunday, 7 p.m.
- Each player on the winning team of the Pro Bowl makes $50,000; the losers make $25,000. And still nobody playing (and nobody watching) really cares all that much. Must be nice to have $25K not be enough of an incentive to try hard in a football game.
Wicked Tuna -- National Geographic, Sunday, 9 p.m.
- Wicked Tuna is one of those strangely addicting reality shows like Storage Wars where the concept is slightly familiar to you, but the scale of it is so far beyond anything you've ever attempted that you just have to watch. You've probably been fishing before, but when you went you probably didn't go for a 600-pound tuna. These guys take hours to reel in one fish, it's ridiculous. The five ships on Wicked Tuna have a 10-week season in which they have to catch a year's worth of fish off the shores of Gloucester. In this season's first episode, young gun Tyler McLaughlin from Rye, N.H., came away with the biggest catch, and he is just the worst. He's loud and cocky, he steals other boats' fishing spots, and he has an annoying lazy-mop-top-under-a-flat-brimmed-hat look. Not only will I watch each week to root viciously against him -- I may drive up to Gloucester and physically stop him from catching tuna because he is so eminently hateable.
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