For those of you who couldn't get enough of the Steven King-spawned "Under the Dome" last summer, good news. During press tour, President of CBS Entertainment Nina Tassler announced that the show will be coming back for its second season on Mon. June 30. "It became the biggest scripted summer series in 21 years," Tassler said.
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CBS renews all its daytime shows
The renewals apply to "The Talk," "The Price is Right," "Let's Make a Deal," "The Bold and the Beautiful" and "The Young and the Restless."
"Under the Dome" and Halle Berry's "Extant" get premiere dates
Season 2 of "Under the Dome" will kick off June 30, while "Extant" debuts July 2. PLUS: Deaths are promised in Stephen King-penned "Dome" premiere.
After missing our confab in the summer, CBS Entertainment President Nina Tassler returns to the TCA press tour on Wednesday (January 15) morning.
She'll probably talk about how CBS is still TV's most watched network. And we'll probably talk about "Hostages," "Intelligence" and "We Are Men." It's all a matter of perspective!
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"Brooklyn Nine-Nine's" ratings dip, despite Golden Globes victory
The Andy Samberg comedy was down a bit in the key demo.
"HIMYM" accused of racism
Some viewers were outraged by the "yellowface" on Monday's episode.
"Survivor" and "The Amazing Race" get premiere dates
They will premiere on Feb. 26 and Feb. 23, respectively.
Vogue unveils its Lena Dunham cover
Photographer Annie Leibovitz shot the cover, which is accompanied by the words: "Hey, girl. Lena Dunham: The New Queen of Comedy."
Michelle Obama has reportedly started watching "Scandal"; the president doesn't find it realistic
President Obama recently visited a cafe to chat with a group of millennials. Writer Robinson Meyer sat behind the president and overheard him say that Michelle Obama has begun watching "Scandal." "It's not that exciting," the president said of the real White House. Staffers "don’t have enough time to engage in too much scandalous behavior."
Natasha Legerro to star in a "Another Period" pilot for Comedy Central
The James Franco roaster and Riki Lindhome will play sisters in a comedy about the first family of Newport.
It seems that everyone I've talked to about Lifetime's "Flowers in the Attic" (premieres Sat. Jan. 18 at 8:00 p.m.) has some memory, good or bad, of the V.C. Andrews' Dollanganger trilogy. If they read the books, they had one of two reactions. They either ripped through them, binging on the glorious trashiness of it all, or they just read the incest parts -- and rolled their eyes at the purple prose. No one is ever going to call "Flowers in the Attic" good literature. Weird, yes, creepy, definitely, but good? Only in the sense that guilty pleasure, so-bad-they're-good kind of way. If you watch anything on Bravo now, you probably have a soft spot for "Flowers in the Attic."
A quick review of last night's "New Girl" coming up just as soon as I beat you with an orange in a sock...
Bruce Springsteen and Jimmy Fallon mock the "Gov. Christie Traffic Jam"
Check out their "Born to Run" parody of the New Jersey governor, who's a diehard Springsteen fan.
Drake shows off his acting chops in "SNL" promos
Watch the hip-hop star reenact a "Degrassi" scene.
It is the responsibility of the working film critic to not only offer opinion and context for the newest releases, but also to constantly champion and curate the films that matter, especially if they were misunderstood or poorly released or somehow handled badly the first time around.
Critics should take it upon themselves to rehabilitate the under-loved, to defend the wrongly-maligned, and rehab the films that need it; it is the only way film as a whole can be healthy.
It's easy to be a Jeff Bridges fan today.
After all, Bridges has passed into the "national treasure" phase of his career now, where he is celebrated simply for the majesty of being Jeff Goddamn Bridges. As he should be, certainly, but this is often the era in an actor's career where I am less excited by the work they're doing. Johnny Depp is in this same phase of things, although at a very different point in his life, and in many ways, the two men are similar right now. They both alternate between good performances that prove why they are who they are and vicious self-parody so raw that you wonder if they're enjoying any of it.
In the middle of this month's entertainment avalanche there is a magical place where Hollywood's dreams come true. No, it's not Disneyland, it's the Sundance Film Festival. Although, if you immediately thought the former you certainly made Disney stockholders happy.
U.S. senators express outrage over Julia Louis-Dreyfus smoking an e-cigarette on Golden Globes
"The Golden Globes celebrates entertainers who are an influence on young fans," a group of four Democratic senators wrote in a letter to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.
Conan O'Brien responds to claim he has an illegitimate son, says it's false
Conan took to Twitter to joke about his alleged illegitimate child: "A kid in New Jersey is falsely claiming to be my illegitimate son. For the record, I have three children: Neve, Beckett, and @RonanFarrow."
Emmys may split movie and miniseries category
A lack of quality TV miniseries led to the TV Academy consolidating the categories in 2011. But with the resurgence of miniseries, the category may once again be split up.
Hilary Duff teaming with "Sex and the City" creator on TV Land comedy
She'll co-star with Sutton Foster in Darren Star's "Younger."
CBS orders James Gandolfini's "Taxi-22" to pilot
CBS bought the pilot with Gandolfini producing just two weeks before his death last June.
Eve to star in an interracial romantic comedy on ABC
The actress-rapper is set to return to TV.
FX's "Fargo" can be watched by anybody who hasn't seen the 1996 movie
"After a season or two of the show, people who see the movie might say that was a great episode of 'Fargo,'" says exec producer Noah Hawley. "Each season is a separate true crime story from that region. The movie now fits into the series as another true crime story from the region." PLUS: Billy Bob Thornton says TV is the place to be these days for actors.
Here's Don Draper filming "Mad Men's" final season
Can you tell what year it is by the suit he's wearing?
Nick Kroll dubs "Kroll Show" as "sketch-uational comedy"
Says Kroll: "It sounds kind of cheesy, but it's actually a really good way, I think, to describe what we're doing with the show, which is sketch but it’s really more narrative and long-form storytelling."
Brian Van Holt found directing "Cougar Town's" "Friends" reunion a surreal experience
"Wow, This is Monica and Chandler at it again!" he says.
"Justified" boss: "Six years felt about right"
"A lot of it was just sort of figuring out how much story we had left," Graham Yost says of making the decision with Timothy Olyphant and other producers. "Our biggest concern telling these stories is that we don’t run out of story and start repeating ourselves."
ABC picks up "American Crime" from "12 Years a Slave" writer
The project, set in California's Central Valley, follows a racially charged murder.
"Mike & Molly" books Kathy Bates
She'll play Melissa McCarthy's BFF.
Urkel visits "CSI"
Jaleel White plays a drunk, cocky passenger in this week's episode.
Jon Gosselin: I had a vasectomy
"I'm fixed," says the former TLC star.
A review of tonight's "Justified" coming up just as soon as Hitler has risen from the grave and is in my whorehouse...