For Tuesday, February 26th 2013 LA TV Insider Examiner recommends:
Raising Hope (FOX, 8 p.m.) – “Making the Band” / “Old Girl” – It’s a My Name is Earl reunion as the Chances throw a birthday party for Hope (Baylie and Rylie Cregut). Jason Lee reprises his guest-star role as former rock star Smokey Floyd, and he is joined by guest stars Jaime Pressly, Ethan Suplee, Nadine Velazquez, and Eddie Steeples as Natesville locals who all band together to save the party. Then, Sabrina (Shannon Woodward) is excited to introduce her new friend Rachel (guest star Hilary Duff) to the family, but Virginia (Martha Plimpton) and Burt (Garret Dillahunt) are shocked when she turns out to be Jimmy’s ex-girlfriend who broke his heart as a teenager in this special all-new one-hour episode.
Cult (The CW, 9 p.m.) – “In The Blood” – Jeff (Matt Davis) enlists tech-savvy E.J. (guest star Stacy Farber) to help in his search for his brother Nate (guest star James Pizzinato). Skye (Jessica Lucas) finally reveals to Jeff that she took the researcher job on “Cult” to learn more about Steven Rae. Meanwhile, at the production office, associate producer Peter Grey (guest star Ben Hollingsworth) brushes off Skye’s concerns that some of the “Cult” fans believe there are hidden messages embedded in the show. On the television show, Kelly (Alona Tal) and Paz (guest star Kadeem Hardison) discover a body buried vertically, and Kelly believes that this might be a message from Billy (Robert Knepper).
The New Normal (NBC, 9:30 p.m.) – “Rocky Bye Baby” – Despite being completely against having a baby shower, Bryan (Andrew Rannells) and David (Justin Bartha) finally relent after seeing how much Shania (Bebe Wood), Goldie (Georgia King)– and especially Rocky (NeNe Leakes)-- want to throw one for them. Unknown to everyone, the boys decide to donate all their baby shower gifts to a local adoption center, including the mink onesie purchased by Jane (Ellen Barkin) and Rocky. Elsewhere, Clay (Jayson Blair) and Shania come up with the idea to have a surprise shower for Goldie since she has two babies now and has never experienced such a celebration. Later, Rocky and Jane visit the adoption center to take back their mink onesie returned by Bryan and David. Rocky comes out with more than she bargained for.
Smash (NBC, 10 p.m.) – “The Song” – Derek (Jack Davenport) calls in help for a special event, but Jimmy’s (Jeremy Jordan) pride might get in the way of a huge opportunity Karen (Katharine McPhee) orchestrates for him and Kyle (Andy Mientus). Peter (guest star Daniel Sunjata) challenges Julia’s (Debra Messing) pride as they continue to work together. Meanwhile, Ronnie (guest star Jennifer Hudson) struggles to assert her independence from a powerful mother (guest star Sheryl Lee Ralph), as Eileen (Anjelica Huston) finds herself at a moral crossroads with huge ramifications for “Bombshell.”
Cougar Town (TBS, 10 p.m.) – “You and I Will Meet Again” – Laurie (Busy Philipps) worries about how Travis (Dan Byrd) will take the news when she decides to move in with Wade (guest star Edwin Hodge). Tom (Bob Clendenin) loses his “new guy” status and becomes a cheerleader for Jules (Courteney Cox), who is distracted with a husband-wife “naked day.”
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