(Welcome to Cannes Check, your annual guide through the 20 films in Competition at this month's Cannes Film Festival, which kicks off on May 15. Taking on a different selection every day, we'll be examining what they're about, who's involved and what their chances are of snagging an award from Steven Spielberg's jury. We're going through the list by director and in alphabetical order -- next up, Alexander Payne with "Nebraska.")
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Fox Sports reporter congratulates Matthew Perry on "Go On's" cancelation
"It's a double-edged sword congratulations."
"Girls" beats "Game of Thrones" at the British Academy Television Awards
"Girls" also beat out "Homeland" for best international program.
Of the cliches that get spouted every year by network presidents during Upfront Week, one of the most popular is the idea of doing year-round programming with few repeats. Usually, the reality falls well short of that, with the usual confusing pre-emptions and dead spots. With the usual skepticism in mind — we're talking about a network that practically every year (including this one) claims that "Bones" will move to Fridays, and then never actually puts it there — FOX's Kevin Reilly sounded more convincing than most when he made that promise.
"24" to return for 12 episodes in May 2014
Kiefer Sutherland has signed on for "24: Live Another Day." Fox confirmed the news Monday. “(It's]) '24' compressed over 12 weeks,” said Fox Entertainment boss Kevin Reilly.
Fox schedule: "Bones" and "Raising Hope" moving to Friday, "The Following" to midseason
"Bones" and "Raising Hope's" move won't take place till later in the season, when "Almost Human" takes over "Bones'" Monday timeslot. Seth MacFarlane's "Dads" and Andy Samberg's "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" will be paired together as part of the "New Girl" comedy block. Greg Kinnear's "Rake" will debut at midseason. PLUS: See pics from Fox's "Almost Human" pics.
"Glee" will take a midseason break and end next season during summer
Fox Entertainment chief Kevin Reilly says next season will have a "creative twist."
"New Girl" will air after the Super Bowl along with one of Fox's new comedies
The new Fox comedy will likely be one of three new male-oriented comedies Fox is launching this fall.
Grammys moving to January next year
The Jan. 26 air date was made so that the Grammys can avoid the Winter Olympics.
Jay Leno "Pumpcast News" viral video stars are actually trained actors
In fact, one of the stars in "The Tonight Show" video that has garnered more than 7 million views appeared in a "Pumpcast News" segment more than two years ago.
Fox greenlights M. Night Shyamalan's "Wayward Pines," starring Matt Dillon
The mind-bending thriller is based on the novel "Pines."
Fox promises "a nice little jolt" for "Idol" next season, won't confirm judge overhaul
"The format will have a few fresh twists, that we've already identified, that will be a nice little jolt for next season," says Fox's Kevin Reilly. PLUS: "Idol" will likely go back to a 3-judge panel.
"Doctor Who" season finale leaked in the U.S.
"Some US DVDs of this series have gone out early," warned the official "Who" Twitter account.
"Homeland" casting for new characters
A grandmother and a psychiatrist are joining the cast in Season 3.
"Today's" Savannah Guthrie gets engaged
Her boyfriend of four years, Michael Feldman, proposed over the weekend.
Barbara Walters: "I am not leaving because I am in ill health"
The 83-year-old Walters, who suffered a concussion and the chicken pox in the past few months, says she has been thinking about retirement for a long time. "It's not something that just happened," she says. PLUS: Walters waited till May sweeps to make her announcement.
Watch the "Arrested Development" Season 4 trailer
"It's the final countdown."
Next season: "Survivor: Blood vs. Water"
Jeff Probst teases Season 27.
Seth Meyers is a Jimmy Fallon rerun: What happened to "Late Night" experimentation?
NBC used to use the "Late Night" to take a chance -- on guys like Letterman and Conan. Now with Meyers' appointment, it's clear NBC doesn't want to take a chance.
"Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" may get Casey Kasem's wife
Jean Kasem says she recently met with Bravo officials.
ABC will let app users live-stream shows
The app for smartphones and tablets will initially be available for New York and Philadelphia viewers.
"Once Upon a Time" season finale, explained
What's happening and what's coming up.
Ryan Seacrest to produce a Spanish-language singing competition
"Duelo Musical: Super Estrella" will include an English-language casting special.
A review of tonight's "Mad Men" coming up just as soon as we have a little rap session about margarine in general...
Since I didn't put any actual money on who I thought might be the unlucky core cast member killed off this season, I can't say I was jumping up and down with joy when… oh, wait. Spoiler alert. I'll just leave the rest of this sentence for the next page for all of you DVR viewers who like to let your TV episodes age like fine wine or cheese or laundry.
I've already published my review of HBO's "Family Tree," as well as an interview with co-creator Christopher Guest. Now it's your turn. What did everybody think of the latest bit of improvisational silliness from Guest and company? Did the usual formula work with a saner leading man? Is it harder to buy Michael McKean as an Englishman if his co-stars are actually from the UK? How did you feel about Bea and Monkey? Would you buy a climate-controlled shoe tree? And will you watch again?
Like a Guest movie, "Family Tree" is a bit of a slow build in both story (Tom has just barely started exploring the family tree) and comedy (both Monkey and Tom's friend Pete get up to bigger hijinx in weeks to come). I don't know that I'll have time to write about it every week, but I'll try to check in from time to time, especially once we get past Memorial Day weekend (which the show won't be on for) and there are fewer original series to keep track of.
A review of tonight's "Game of Thrones" coming up just as soon as I'm impressed by a windmill...
Barbara Walters: I'm retiring
Walters says she'll announce Monday that she's retiring from ABC News next summer, but she'll remain executive producer of "The View." "I am very happy with my decision and look forward to a wonderful and special year ahead both on ‘The View’ and with ABC News,” she said in a statement. “I created 'The View’ and am delighted it will last beyond my leaving it.”
Watch the 1st trailer for "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D."
The trailer for the ABC series premiered tonight during "Once Upon a Time."
Although if I had to pick an ABC show to get a two-hour season finale tonight I would have picked "Once Upon A Time" over "Revenge" (though I'll admit I haven't seen the "Revenge" finale yet, so that's admittedly unfair), I have to say the possible destruction of Storybrooke and the attendant twists created some solid cliffhangers. Some are mentioned below. So, you know, spoiler alert.