Don’t tell me that Jacob is just a baby. It just means that he’s too young to worry about it. Give him a kiss. Give him his teddy bear. Get over yourself. See? That wasn’t so hard.

— Reid (to Katie)

Catch Eric Sheffer Stevens live on-screen!| FOX fall schedule announced; 2x Law & Order Criminal Intent PLUS Body of Proof – all this week!

Four chances to catch Eric live on TV this week (if you count the two re-showings of his 2007 appearance on Law and Order: Criminal Intent)?!? I don’t think we had this many opportunities to see him when he had a regular gig on ATWT! And don’t forget, AfterElton’s Hot 100 is due to be announced next Monday, May 23rd!

Details on all the airings including where to watch and some preview clips and screencaps after the jump.

Enjoy the shows, folks!

Body of Proof | Broken Home

As previously posted, Eric’s guest appearance on the ABC procedural Body of Proof will be tomorrow night, Tuesday, 17th May at 10.00 pm Eastern. See earlier post for links to live streams, and check out the comments for some post-airing site suggestions.

But, jeez, Louise! The news today just doesn’t stop coming! According to Zap2It.com, Dana Delaney will tweet during the airing of tomorrow night’s season finale! Check her out on twitter at @DanaDelany. NOTE: her tweet says:

UPDATE&Time change! Now tweeting 10PT 5/17 during @BodyOfProofABC final episode of Season 1. Apologies to International tweeps!

So I think that the PT is to be interpreted as Pacific Time (I think, at least, for this international tweep that actually works better as that’s 6.00 am as opposed to 3.00 am for me!).

Law and Order: Criminal Intent (2011) | The Last Street in Manhattan

Meanwhile, eagle-eyed viewers on LRO and ESS.com collectively squeed out loud last night watching USA’s Law and Order: Criminal Intent because the preview for next week’s Wall Street/financial world-themed ‘The Last Street in Manhattan’(Sunday, May 22nd, 9.00 pm Eastern) featured Eric as well! USA is featuring the preview on its website for the episode Eric has a line in it!) and it looks to be episode of 6 out of 8 in what is likely to be the final season of the series.

You can also view the preview clip on YouTube now at:

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Ripley points out Eric’s most likely part from the casting sheet:

[TIM SKINNER] Male, late 30s, handsome & athletic. A competitive, master of the universe Wall Street finance guy. He receives a big promotion when his boss is murdered – causing him to eventually fall under suspicion of having committed the crime.

The good news is Vincent D’Onofrio and Kathryn Erbe are back for the final season, so it ought to be a good one.

Conveniently, L&O:CI airs on the USA Networks (home of PSYCH)m so if you’re looking for someplace to watch it on live stream, click here (see the PSYCH post for more on this site vs other options).

This screencap (and several more) on Facebook courtesy of Ripley.

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Law and Order: Criminal Intent (2007) | Depths

If that’s not enough, Eric’s 2007 appearance on L&O:CI ALSO happens to be airing on the cable channel OXYGEN on Thursday, 19th May at 8.00 am and 12.00 noon Eastern. If you want to watch this one via live stream, you can watch OXYGEN shows here.

It’s definitely worth a peek. The photos and clips I’ve seen from Body of Proof and L&O:CI both remind me a bit of Reid (affluent, arrogant, that sneer, etc) but his Tom "Chilly" Chilton from the season 2 episode, ‘Depths’ is a jaw-dropping (and pulse-accelerating) change of pace. If you only want to see Eric’s scenes, you can check it out at:

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I Hate My Teenage Daughter

Finally, FOX makes it official. Not only is Teenage Daughter on the fall schedule, but it gets the coveted post-X-Factor slot, which should guarantee it a nice lead-in audience! Says Entertainment Weekly:

Fox revealed its fall and midseason schedule this morning which includes Steven Spielberg’s dino-drama Terra Nova on Mondays and The X-Factor taking over the American Idol slots on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Glee will continue to rule Tuesdays, leading into freshman comedy New Girl starring Zooey Deschanel and the return of Raising Hope. New comedy I Hate My Teenage Daughter will have a Factor lead-in on Wednesday while Bones will continue to have a singing competition opening act on Thursdays. All told, four new comedies and three dramas will join Fox next season, replacing cancelled titles like Human Target and Lie to Me.

WEDNESDAY

8:00-9:30 PM THE X FACTOR Performance Show (new)

9:30-10:00 PM I HATE MY TEENAGE DAUGHTER (wt) (new)

Buried in the EW press release are a couple of gems that sound really intriguing – more on that, along with a cast ‘photo’ and official FOX sites, after the jump…

More on Teenage Daughter

Here are a few additional tidbits from the Entertainment Weekly post:

I HATE MY TEENAGE DAUGHTER (working title) is a new multi-camera comedy about two best friends who are single moms struggling to raise their difficult and over-privileged teenage daughters.

YES! I hope! This is the first time I have seen “I Hate My Teenage Daughter” referred to as a “working title.” Can I just say how much I hate the misogynist title? If nothing else, one blogger commented (on a similarly poorly named show), that it would be prudent to pick a more advertiser-friendly name!

Please, please, please FOX execs – give this show a new name! Don’t resort to the cheap-thrills, attention-grabbing title – that will only attract viewers for the first time. Let the show win on the merits of its cast and lead-in and be a show that advertisers will be happy to be associated with for a long, long time!

Then,

ANNIE (Emmy Award winner Jaime Pressly, “My Name Is Earl”) and NIKKI (Tony Award winner Katie Finneran, “Wonderfalls”) are former high school outcasts whose pasts inform their current parenting styles. Annie, who was raised in an ultra-strict, über-religious household where she had little-to-no freedom, pretty much allows her daughter, SOPHIE (Kristi Lauren, “You”), to do whatever she wants. Nikki, once an unpopular, overweight social pariah, has reinvented herself as a pretty Southern belle whose top priority is providing her daughter, MACKENZIE (Aisha Dee, “Dead Gorgeous”), with the childhood she never had. Sophie and Mackenzie are also best friends, which leads to a lot of co-parenting for Annie and Nikki. They have given the girls everything they asked for and everything they never had: clothes, money and self-esteem. The unintended consequence is they have created two mean girls just like the ones who tortured them years ago. Sophie finds her mother embarrassing and mocks her at every opportunity, but she secretly needs her mom and knows that her behavior is not always appropriate. Mackenzie, on the other hand, is the more manipulative of the daughters – she knows how to work her mother’s insecurities to her benefit.

Okay, no news there, but here’s something I haven’t seen before:

Annie’s ex-husband, MATT (Eric Sheffer Stevens, “As The World Turns”), wants to be a good parent, but is too clueless to know what that even means.

Sounds like fun! And:

That leaves his brother, JACK (Kevin Rahm, “Desperate Housewives,” “Judging Amy”), an attractive, high-powered attorney, to serve as more of a father figure for Sophie. Jack’s meddling would annoy Annie more if she didn’t have such a crush on him.

Not sure if I’m thrilled about Matt being out-parented by Jack, but the second part is at least good news to me. Jack has previously been described as “Annie’s love interest.” When I heard that I gagged. Could they get any more cliché than having Annie fall for her ex’s brother? Will be interesting to see what that means for the Annie-Matt-Jack dynamic if it’s actually more one-sided.

Last,

GARY (Chad Coleman, “The Wire”), Nikki’s ex, also tries to help raise his challenging daughter, but the couple’s complicated relationship often makes his involvement more difficult. As their daughters begin to experience their first high school dances and other life-changing teen events, Annie and Nikki are often reminded of their own tortured adolescent years. But when Sophie and Mackenzie’s mean-girl antics cross the line, the moms quickly realize that they must, for the first time, dole out some real punishment and fix what is broken. They have no idea how to do that, but they do know one thing: They can’t do it without each other.

So as suggested by the female-skewing schedule overall, it sounds like some serious chick bonding. Could be great….if only they can get a new name!

A picture is worth a thousand words…

Okay, as for that cast ‘photo,’ I use the word in quotes because it completely looks PhotoShopped. But now I see why he would be clueless (does look a little like Kevin Rahm in this picture, though) and why people likened him to his Watchman role in Much Ado About Nothing.

Hey, Wardrobe – not sure the shoes go with the outfit here! And those green shoes on Sophie? Mega ick! Some teenager, please tell me that’s not really what the mean girls are wearing these days, is it?

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More pictures from the ‘same’ photo shoot can be found at Daemon’s TV.

Last, regarding official FOX sites. The show hasn’t yet been added to FOX’s official shows page yet, even though equally new (but less borderline) shows X Factor and Terra Nova are already on there, so this gives me hope that the show might yet get a new name!

In the meantime, the show does appear to have an official Facebook page which you can Like.

And for anyone who missed it, here’s the link to my original “updates and speculation” post on IHMTD.

2 Responses to “Catch Eric Sheffer Stevens live on-screen!| FOX fall schedule announced; 2x Law & Order Criminal Intent PLUS Body of Proof – all this week!”

  1. ltklo says:

    Great writeup!! Glad you mentioned the poor photoshopping 🙂

    • lovelure says:

      Thanks! And funny! I was just about to post a reply to your comment on ESS.com about the same thing. Let’s hope it attracts enough advertisers at upfronts this month to afford a real photo shoot! LOL 🙂

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