CBS will put NFL stars on its entertainment shows to promote “Thursday Night Football”
“You’ll get to see some NFL-themed programs within our own entertainment shows, where you’ll see players, coaches, even potentially owners who are not camera shy starring in some of our TV shows,” says CBS boss Les Moonves. “The entire company is behind NFL on Thursday night at CBS.” PLUS: NFL Draft is moving to L.A. or Chicago.
While promoting "Battle Creek," “House” creator seemed to battle “Breaking Bad” creator for attention
Vince Gilligan created “Battle Creek,” but will have almost nothing to do with the CBS series. “House” creator David Shore, meanwhile, will have everything to do with the series. Yet all the attention was focused on Gilligan, who couldn’t remember why he decided to call the pilot “Battle Creek” when he wrote it 12 years ago.
Entire “Guardians of the Galaxy” cast will visit Jimmy Kimmel on Monday
The visit is timed for the worldwide premiere.
Jim Gaffigan’s rejected CBS family comedy may land on TV Land
The sitcom inspired by Gaffigan’s real life went through two pilots over the past two years, culminating in two rejections.
CW’s #AskSupernatural Twitter hashtag backfires
The network wanted to engage viewers. Instead, it got deluged with angry questions from “Supernatural” fans.
Ad campaign features the non-famous David Letterman and Jon Stewart
The other Letterman and other Stewart talk about sharing a name with a celebrity.
Amazon to remake UK’s “Mad Dogs” with Shawn Ryan
“The Shield” creator will helm the U.S. version of the black comedy/thriller that aired on Sky1 for four seasons.
Turner Classic Movies launches the TCM Movie Locations Tour of Hollywood
The tour takes you to more than 50 filming locations, with a 65-inch screen on board to play clips.
A Swedish woman married to an American is unimpressed with “Welcome to Sweden”
In real life, Swedes would never try to speak English like an American, like they do on the Greg Poehler comedy.
Conan O’Brien joins Tinder, with the help of Dave Franco
Watch them sign up for and try out the dating app. PLUS: Conan bought an ad in The Hollywood reporter to promote his "Sharktopus vs. Pteracuda” role.
Sean Bean wants to resolve “unfinished business” on “Game of Thrones”
"I'm obviously not Jon Snow's dad,” he says. "And you need that to be revealed at some point, don't you?” PLUS: Listen to DJ Hodor’ music.
“Treme’s” Rob Brown settles racial profiling lawsuit with Macy’s
Brown sued last year after he was falsely accused of credit card fraud.
“Stalker” creator: "Everyone can be a stalker”
"Everyone can be a victim — women, men, children, groups, gangs. I mean, there's so many versions of stalking,” says Kevin Williamson.
Ryan Murphy teases “American Horror Story: Freak Show”
It’s Dot and Bette's first day.
This is what a broken Emmy statue looks like
Kathy Griffin claims Jeff Probst broke her Emmy.
"Tim and Eric’s Bedtime Stories” debuts Sept. 18
Each 15-minute episode "will unspool a chilling and perverse comic tale in each episode and feature an eclectic assortment of guests.”
“Married" and "You're the Worst” are big steps back for FX
“'Married' (and 'You're the Worst') traffic in masturbation jokes that seem dated even for high schoolers, but apparently some people never mature in their ability to express male-female struggles on any other level than the lowest and easiest one,” says Tim Goodman. "The ‘Married' pilot is forced, mostly unfunny and tragic in that you immediately want to root for (Nat) Faxon and (Judy) Greer, two very funny and very likable comic actors, to have better material. The entire cast gets an infinitesimal increase in material in future episodes, but it's difficult to recommend anyone sticking around while Married tries to improve its foundational flaws. 'You're the Worst' is even a — oh, fine, here goes — worse pilot, with the whole production seeming unsure of itself.” PLUS: “You’re the Worst” is the surprisingly smarter show, it’s actually quite gooey, “Married” is the far more substantial series, “Married’s” pilot is a nasty piece of work, both shows are pretty depressing, and both hilariously demolish rom-com conventions.
USA tries to be gritty with “Rush” and “Satisfaction”
Of tonight’s two new dramas, “Satisfaction” starring Matt Passmore bests “Rush” starring Tom Ellis. PLUS: “Satisfaction” wants to be “Hung” for basic cable, and “Satisfaction” mostly delivers.