ABC wants "Grey's Anatomy" to go on for "many years to come"
ABC Entertainment president Paul Lee also talked about the "Nashville" finale, "Revenge's" Season 2 stumble and the possibility of more Marvel shows. PLUS: "Wonderland" spinoff is for 1 season only, Rebel Wilson defends her American accent on "Super Fun Night," and "Dancing's" results show may return halfway through the season.
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While Comic-Con fans got a longer look at "Once Upon A Time in Wonderland," more details about the show were revealed at press tour. A panel including Emma Rigby (The Red Queen), Naveen Andrews (Jafar), Michael Socha (Knave of Hearts), Sophie Lowe (Alice) and executive producers Edward Kitsis, Adam Horowitz and Zack Estrin tried to explain the complex world of the new series -- and how it may function with the mothership of "Once Upon A Time."
ABC announces split-season schedule
"Grey's Anatomy," "Revenge," Nashville," "Once Upon a Time" and "Scandal" will take a break from their fall finales and return in the spring, in an effort to reduce repeats.
"Trophy Wife's" title is meant to be ironic
"The title we always meant to be ironic," exec producer Lee Eisenberg told critics. "When you look at the promos, I think that counterbalances it."
ABC jumps on the summer of shark with "Shark Tank Week"
The reality show will air for six straight nights in September.
Peter Capaldi is the new Doctor on "Doctor Who," and that sounds just marvelous.
Paul Lee is just moments away from taking the stage to justify another season of mixed ABC ratings, but most of the buzz in the ballroom is about the new Doctor.
We're easily distracted.
Let's see if Paul Lee can get our attentions back with his usual talk of ABC's brand and the scrumptiousness of the network's programming!
Last night, I published the list of TCA Awards winners. It was, as I suspected, a fun night, not just because we got to honor some shows ("Bunheads") and performers (Tatiana Maslany from "Orphan Black") Emmy hasn't noticed, but because there were a lot of terrific speeches and moments. Key and Peele killed as the opening act, doing a TV-centric Obama and Luther sketch (Luther threatened a drone strike if Netflix didn't release its viewing data). Louis C.K. kicked off one running gag by dismissing the TCA Award itself as "a shitty piece of plastic," which several other winners also pointed out, until Mike Schur studied his and said, "It's fine." Kaitlyn Jenkins, aka Boo from "Bunheads," got choked up at the idea of her canceled show winning an award, and Norman Lear and Rob Reiner read hilariously from a transcript of Nixon, Haldeman and Ehrlichman discussing "All in the Family" in the Oval Office.
1. Florida Georgia Line: The country duo sets the record for the longest No. 1 run on the Hot Country Songs in the chart’s 69-year history at 22 weeks with “Cruise.” That’s going to be a great trivia question for years to come.
2. Katy Perry: She comes “roaring” back with her first album since 2010‘s “Teenage Dream” with “Prism.” She announced the new album via a gold-plated truck driving around the country with the album name and release date. She'll use the truck again to take her earnings straight to the bank.
3. Miley Cyrus: The video for “We Can’t Stop” breaks a VEVO viewing record by hitting 100 million views in 37 days. Clearly, some people are taking the title literally.
4. Keith Urban: The country superstar is the only judge to return to Season 13 of “American Idol.” With Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj gone, maybe next season he’ll actually manage to get a word in edgewise.
5. Michael Jackson: Three duets recorded in 1983 with Freddie Mercury will finally see the light next year, more than 30 years later, according to Queen’s Brian May. The superstars apparently had a falling out, reportedly over Jackson bringing a llama into the studio, before they could complete the tracks. Bubbles knew better than to enter the fray.
6. Taylor Swift and Carly Simon: Simon joins Swift for a duet of her classic “You’re So Vain.” Simon was pulling a Swift by writing about ex-beaus before Swift was even a twinkle in her parents’ eye.
7. Bruce Springsteen: He’s named the No. 1 live act by a Rolling Stone panel of artists and other influencers. Couldn’t they have just asked the fans who actually pay for tickets?
8. Selena Gomez: Disney star earns her first No. 1 album with “Stars Dance.” What did Justin Bieber get her as a present?
9. US Album Sales: In depressing news, album sales hit new lows as this week marks the fifth consecutive week that the industry has scanned less than 5 million total units. Will we be writing stories about scanning less than 4 million a year from now?
10. Rolling Stones: In an entirely appropriate feat, the Rolling Stones celebrate their 50th entry on the Billboard 200 albums chart this week as they wrap their 50th anniversary tour.
TCA Awards go to "The Americans," "Breaking Bad," "Parks and Rec," "Big Bang"
The annual TV critics' awards seemed to honor the overlooked shows this year, including "Orphan Black." "Breaking Bad" was named program of the year, while "Parks and Recreation" and "The Big Bang Theory" tied for outstanding achievement in comedy.
J.Lo and Will.I.Am are still being eyed for "American Idol"
Jennifer Lopez's deal should be done any day now, but the Black Eyed Peas and "The Voice" UK star Will.I.Am isn't close to signing a deal to become a judge.
All American Rejects frontman joins "Parenthood"
Tyson Ritter will recur as the lead singer of a rock band.
"Sharknado" stars walk the red carpet for 1st time
Ian Ziering and Tara Reid celebrated their Syfy movie today at a midnight screening.
"Parks and Rec" taps Billy Eichner
The "Billy on the Street" star will play Donna's Eagleton doppelganger.
Male contestants boost "Next Top Model's" ratings
The 20th cycle premiere was "ANTM's" highest-rated in two years.
Watch the newest "Sons of Anarchy" promo
It was a good night to be a TV critic, as the Television Critics Association bestowed its annual TCA Awards on an eclectic and very worthy collection of shows and individuals in a private ceremony at the Beverly Hilton.
Thank god for Neill Blomkamp.
I sincerely hope I never end up writing a news story about how Neill Blomkamp, struggling to recover after a series of films that didn't earn their money back, is now signing on to direct the reboot of the reboot of "Robocop" or some similar money-driven monstrosity. I hope he is able to follow his own particular vision for as long as he wants to, and that audiences turn up to support him enough that he is able to maintain his independence.
Also, before we get started, if this movie had been made in 1974, Charlton Heston would be playing the Matt Damon role. AND IT WOULD BE AWESOME.
Right now, my oldest son has declared himself "a science-fiction fan." He is in the shallow end of the baby pool right now in terms of what he's seen or read, but he spends days after each new science fiction book or movie just asking me questions, and most of them aren't about things he saw in the film, but things that were suggested by the movies and the books.
Robin Thicke will score his first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 (to go along with his first No. 1 single on the Billboard Hot 100) next week, as “Blurred Lines” is a shoo-in for the top spot as five new entries debut in the Top 10.
In addition to “Blurred Lines,” which is targeted to sell up to 140,000, according to Hits Daily Double, Five Finger Death Punch’s “The Wrong Side Of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell, Vol. 1,” which comes in at No. 2, will be the only other title to top the 100,000 mark. It is on track to sell between 100,000-105,000.
Jay Z’s “Magna Carta Holy Grail” will fight for the No. 3 spot with Tech N9ne’s new album, “Something Else,” with both slated to sell between 55,000-60,000.
Backstreet Boys’ “In A World Like This” bows at No. 5 (50,000-55,000) and pop group Emblem3’s “Nothing To Lose” at No. 7 (40,000-45,000).
Filling in the gaps are the soundtrack to Disney Channel’s “Teen Beach” at No. 6 (45,000-50,000), this week’s No. 1, Selena Gomez’s “Stars Dance,” which drops to No. 8 (30,000-35,000); the latest from Kidz Bop Kids, “Kids Bop 24,” at No. 9 (27,000-30,000) and Florida Georgia Line’s “Here’s To The Good Times” at No. 10 (24,000-27,000).
Ellen DeGeneres got Oscar-hosting gig in a whirlwind 48 hours
Ellen was pitched as Oscar host on Wednesday morning to the new Academy president. Ellen was called on Wednesday night and accepted Thursday morning.
Maura Tierney joins Showtime's "The Affair"
She'll play Dominic West's wife.
Blacked-out Time Warner customers can't access CBS.com
CBS Time Warner customers affected by the blackout will see anti-Time Warner ads if they go to CBS.com.
Could Simon Cowell's baby boost "The X Factor" ratings?
The tabloid headlines could re-spark interest into the former "Idol" judge.
Jason Sudeikis returns to NBC on Sunday
He'll star in a series of NBC Sports soccer ads that will air during the NFL Hall of Fame game.
"American Horror Story: Coven" will have a feminist theme
Sarah Paulson will play Jessica Lange's daughter.
W. Kamau Bell can't compare himself to other talk show hosts
But he wishes he thought up "Slow Jam the News."
Fox buys "Fatrick," a comedy from "Don't Touch the B" creator, Nat Faxon & Jim Rash
The comedy project revolves around a handsome 30-something named Patrick who's haunted by his child of being called "Fatrick."
Janina Gavankar is moving to another vampire show
The "True Blood" star is headed to "The Vampire Diaries."
"HIMYM" fan posts 10-hour video of him watching the "500 Miles" video
Over and over again.
Charlie Sheen is reportedly living with the porn star whom he scuffled with 3 years ago
Is Sheen having a "porn again romance" with Capri Anderson?
"The Bridge" will wrap up its murder mystery before the season is over
As for Season 2, exec producer Elwood Reid said, "There won’t be one big crime. We are not going to have the killer of the season every year."
Anna Faris: Chris Pratt talked me into doing "Mom"
Faris recalls: "I had left the ('Mom') script on the kitchen counter, and my husband picked it up. And he read the first page, and he said, 'Whatever you're doing, put it down right now.' He's like, 'This is you.' And it felt like that."
Joan Rivers says WGA "Fashion Police" hearing is "a bunch of bullsh*t"
"E! should hire Anthony Weiner to work with these people," she said in a statement. "He'd fit right in."
"Dads" should learn to do offensive comedy from "It's Always Sunny"
The Fox comedy should take lessons from its sibling cable network's sitcom.
Check out a "Golden Girls" scale model house
Filled with plenty of easter eggs.
CBS redeveloping Jim Gaffigan's comedy pilot
He'll once again play a happily married father of five.
Take a look at the 1940s-era set of TNT's "Lost Angels"
The Frank Darabont drama is based on the book "L.A. Noir."
Should "The Mindy Project" make Mindy Kaling's character likable?
Kalng says her character's selfishness might've been a mistake.
See the "Duck Dynasty" boys without their beards
Check out pics of them throughout the years.
Preview "Parks and Rec" on "The Writers' Room"
Monday's episode goes behind the scenes with Amy Poehler.
"Star Trek's" Michael Ansara dies
He played Kang in three different "Trek" series.