A review of tonight's "The Americans" coming up just as soon as I find Polaris...
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A review of tonight's "The Americans" coming up just as soon as I find Polaris...
Mars colonization mission is set to become a reality show
Lionsgate TV is teaming up with Mars One as it aims to send people to live on Mars by no later than 2024.
Jay Leno talks retired life, says he speaks to Jimmy Fallon once or twice a week
Leno, speaking before his TV Hall of Fame induction, thinks Fallon is doing a “terrific” job and he’s excited to go out on “school nights."
A&E intends to give “Those Who Kill” a 2nd chance after yanking it from the schedule
The serial killer drama starring Chloe Sevigny will be relaunched, according to Deadline, after two low-rated episodes.
ABC changes “Fresh Off the Boat’s” title to “Far East Orlando” — to the annoyance of some Asian-Americans
"'Far East' originates from 12th century Europe, outdated as hell,” says one Asian-American Twitter user. The ABC pilot is based on Eddie Huang’s book “Fresh Off the Boat,” a memoir of growing up as a Taiwanese immigrant in Florida.
Billy Eichner: "I would never talk to me"
The “Billy on the Street” star, whose show returns tonight, has been slapped once, but most people agree to talk to what the NY Times describes as "an army battalion led by a lunatic.” PLUS: How Eichner ended up on “Parks and Rec."
"Dancing's" Tom Bergeron: Erin Andrews and Brooke Burke-Charvet are on good terms
Burke-Charvet and her “Dancing with the Stars” replacement have been communicating, says Bergeron. He also reveals that he personally lobbied Danica McKellar to join “Dancing” for several years.
Letterman consumes raw eggs — is Dave trying to go viral?
Looks like “The Late Show” is trying to get in on the viral game.
“Jeopardy!’s” Arthur Chu will make his talk show debut on Thursday
He’s set to chat with “Kelly and Michael.” PLUS: Why are Americans so protective of “Jeopardy!”?
Ken Jennings interviews “The Mother of ‘Jeopardy!”
Julann Griffin helped create the game show with her husband Merv Griffin 50 years ago. In her interview, she recalls the conversation they had in their car that led to the game show classic.
Judge Judy sues Connecticut lawyer who used her image in his ads
“Over my fifty-year career,” Judge Judith Sheindlin said in a statement, “I have never filed a lawsuit against anyone.”
“Mad Men’s” Matthew Weiner welcomes episode-by-episode over-analysis — for the most part
"As someone in the entertainment business, having that kind of interaction with your audience is extremely exciting,” he says. "But there's a big difference between the way you feel about a piece of work that's taken months, sometimes years to prepare — how you feel about it in the first 30 seconds after you've finished it… and how you feel about it in the context of an episode in a whole story. Even if you're binge-watching. Those are two different things. And the noise that happens immediately afterwards is very different from the resonance of the work. Good or bad.” PLUS: Weiner won’t tell you how to watch his show, the final season arc is like The Beatles’ “Abbey Road,” and analyzing the new “Mad Men” photos.
Can “The Originals” exist without Rebekah?
Claire Holt’s absence may not bode well for the CW series.
“The Tomorrow People” has fun with its move to Mondays
Watch a promo touting Monday’s episode.
“Eating Shows” are all the rage in South Korea
Watching people devour food on web shows has become a viewing sensation.
“Game of Thrones” has its own clothing line
An Australian company has a licensing deal to make dresses and leggings based on the HBO series.
Fox’s “Wonderfalls” turns 10 -- it's connected to “Hannibal”
Like “Hannibal,” the critically acclaimed but short-lived whimsical Fox drama was from Bryan Fuller and starred Caroline Dhavernas.
How to be a “Conan” audience member
Conan O’Brien presents a humorous look at the audience-attendance process.
Why are this year’s “Idols” so boring?
It’s like “American Idol” didn’t even try this year, especially when other singing reality shows have compelling contestants.
Here are the most amazing “Amazing Race” injuries
From Charla's electrocution to Vanessa's sprained ankle.
“SVU’s” Kelli Giddish researched gambling addiction for tonight’s episode
She even learned from listening to Norm MacDonald in how to portray Rollins hitting rock bottom.
“Community’s” Danny Pudi makes his directing debut filming for ESPN
He interviewed members of the 1977 Marquette basketball team for “30 for 30.”
“HIMYM” wedding pics, revealed
Who is that crying?
Sci-fi TV pioneer Richard Coogan, AKA "Captain Video," dies weeks before his 100th birthday
Coogan was one of TV’s first sci-fi stars, if not the first, starring on “Captain Video and his Video Rangers” from 1949 to 1955. He would’ve turned 100 on April 4.
A&E yanks “Those Who Kill” after 2 episodes “Bates Motel” will take its slot
The Chloe Sevigny crime procedural premiered to disappointing numbers and shed half its viewership for Episode 2. As a result, it’ll be replaced by “Bates Motel” at 10 pm on Mondays.
Wednesday (March 12) night's "American Idol" is officially called something like Soundtrack To Our Lives, which is what we're calling this year's permutation on the always-confusing Music From The Movies theme, in which singers go through contortions to justify performances from songs which, indeed, may have once popped up in a movie at some point.
Several of the songs teased by "Idol" for tonight actually *do* seem to hail meaningfully from movies. I can't quibble with "Skyfall" or "Falling Slowly" or "Sound of Silence." The idea that "Sweet Home Alabama" fits the theme is a complete cheat but... That's how this goes!
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NBC will submit Leno and Fallon’s “Tonight Shows” for Emmy consideration, but not Fallon’s “Late Night”
Seth Meyers’ “Late Night” will be the only “Late Night” up for Emmy consideration so that Fallon could establish himself as “The Tonight Show” host.
Michael J. Fox hopes NBC will air the final 7 episodes of his sitcom
“We’re not hearing a death sentence,” he says, adding that those were the show’s best episodes, including one reuniting him with “Back to the Future” co-star Christopher Lloyd. “We’re hoping NBC can still find a good place for the last episodes.”
See “The Flash” shooting in costume in broad daylight
Grant Gustin was caught on Instagram filming a scene in Vancouver yesterday.
Watch a “Veronica Mars” movie scene featuring “Kickstarter Backers”
As presented by Funny or Die.
"The Haves and the Have Nots” season finale sets an OWN ratings record
Last night’s finale ranked as the Oprah network’s most watched episode of all time.
“Pretty Little Liars” bringing back Tyler Blackburn
Caleb Rivers will become a series regular in Season 5.
Watch Amy Poehler’s "Movies are dumb, and TV is awesome” speech in honor of Julia Louis-Dreyfus
Poehler helped induct the “Veep” star into the TV Hall of Fame last night.
Is Naya Rivera leaving “Glee”?
Her role will be reduced for the final episodes this season, but it hasn’t been decided if she’ll return for the final season.
Adrian Pasdar joins “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”
The “Heroes” alum will play the Marvel character of Glenn Talbot.
Jay Leno would be open to visiting Letterman’s show
“I suppose I could, why couldn’t I?” the former “Tonight Show” host said before receiving last night’s TV Hall of Fame honor. "You can do any show you want, it’s not like you’re banned. Who knows? Maybe. We’ll see what happens.”
Minkus from “Boy Meets World” will appear on “Girl Meets World”
Check out Lee Norris’ reunion with Ben Savage.
Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul have a “Breaking Bad” reunion
A silver-haired Cranston, fresh from playing LBJ, reunited last night with Paul at his “Need for Speed” premiere in NYC.
Report: “Bachelor” Juan Pablo was seriously considered for “Dancing with the Stars”
There apparently were serious talks, but the idea was quietly nixed.
Charlie Sheen spoofs passed-out George Lopez
Lopez paid a visit to his fellow FX star’s “Anger Management” set, where Sheen pretended to be a passed-out drunk.
TLC announces “Cyber Stalkers” and “Web of Deceit” specials
The two April specials will explore the downside of the web.
CBS settling $100M “Hawaii Five-0” lawsuit
The estate of “Hawaii Five-0” creator Leonard Freeman had sued over the remake.
It may only be March, but I already feel comfortable saying that if 2014 winds up producing five films (hell, make that three) better than Jonathan Glazer's "Under the Skin," it'll have been a very good year indeed. After an uneven start at the fall festivals -- as he showed in "Birth" nearly a decade ago, uniting critical opinion isn't among Glazer's hobbies -- this dreamily desolate adaptation of Michel Faber's sensual sci-fi novel has acquired a justly ardent following, and is finally set to be unleashed on the general public. UK audiences get it on Friday; Americans have a short wait until April 4.
Mark Wahlberg has yet another entry in the reality TV game, and this one isn't (at least exclusively) about hamburgers. “Breaking Boston” follows a group of four blue-collar women in their twenties trying to break the cycle of their peers in a town where education, employment and opportunities are hard to come by.
Each one of them has already hit rock bottom via destructive relationships or bad choices, but is looking for a way out. Before the show premieres Thurs., March 13 at 10:00 p.m. on A&E, watch this exclusive clip that features Noelle. She may not have her life together, but she has one guy groveling at her feet. That's got to count for something! Or not.
If you thought the relationship between little couple Matt and Amy Roloff seemed a little more biting than loving on "Little People Big World," you were onto something. The pair have separated, and TLC is premiering a new one-hour special of the show on March 25 at 9:00 p.m. to address their trial separation. Because what point would there be to breaking up without having cameras there to record the pain, right? Watch a clip from the episode below.
While I have no confirmation of this, it has to be one of the only times that two Oscar-nominated songs have shared space in the Top 10 after the Academy Awards ceremony. Most Oscar-nominated songs that chart have dropped out of the Top 10 by the time the March awards show rolls around.
Both Williams and Idina Menzel performed their Oscar-nominated tunes on the March 2 Oscars ceremony, so that explains their continued success. “Let It Go” becomes Broadway and “Glee” star Menzel’s first Top 10 hit. While “Happy’s” success is equally spread across the Hot 100’s three determining metrics —airplay, streaming, and download sales— Menzel’s is driven primarily by sales, following by streaming. Airplay accounts for only a small fraction of its success, according to Billboard.
Checking out the rest of the top 5, Katy Perry’s “Dark Horse,” featuring Juicy J, holds at No. 2. John Legend’s “All of Me,” swaps places with Jason Derulo’s “Talk Dirty,” featuring 2 Chainz, dropping Derulo’s latest to No 4, while Legend’s biggest hit rises to No. 3. Bastille’s “Pompeii” hods at No. 5.
It’s a pretty static bottom half of the Top 10 as well, with “Let It Go” the only newcomer. Otherwise, the song remains the same as last week: Lorde’s “Team” is at No. 6, Beyonce’s “Drunk In Love,” featuring Jay Z at No. 7, OneRepublic’s “Counting Stars” at No. 8 and Pitbull and Ke$ha’s “Timber” at No. 10.
Hunter Hayes is only 22, but the young country artist is going to be hearing from fans for the rest of his career about how his current single, “Invisible,” helped them through a rough time.
One of the things I've noticed is that "Marvel's Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D." is very careful to just show scenes in their "previously on" montage that directly relate to the episode ahead. It makes sense we'd see a little bit of what happened last week to Skye and Coulson and the rest of the team, but I was surprised to see them include a moment of May and Ward discussing their surreptitious sex life.
The show is feeling more and more serialized each week. We pick up immediately after the end of last week's episode, with Lorelei (Elena Satine) still traveling with the groom she stole from his own honeymoon. She finds a motorcycle gang that better suits her ambitions, and she tosses away the first guy like a dirty tissue. She's obviously looking to assemble an army of men under her own control, and because of her powers, it makes perfect story sense for Sif (Jaime Alexander) to be the one who has to go after her.