Andy Samberg will host 'SNL's' season finale, Charlize Theron hosts the week before

Andy Samberg will host “SNL's” season finale, Charlize Theron will host the week before
Samberg will return two seasons after his "SNL" exit to host the May 17 season finale with musical guest St. Vincent. Theron, who last hosted "Saturday Night Live" in 2000, will be joined by The Black Keys on May 10.


NBC to air a Coldplay concert special
Coldplay will follow its “SNL” performance on May 3 with a "Coldplay: Ghost Stories” special on NBC on May 18, one day before their new album drops.


Netflix orders its 1st Spanish-language original series, a soccer comedy
The comedy will revolve around a family heirs’ dispute over a soccer club after the owner’s death.

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Stephen Colbert helps Letterman beat Jimmy Fallon, at least in total viewers

Stephen Colbert helps Letterman beat Jimmy Fallon, at least in total viewers
Fallon did top “The Late Show” last night in the key 18-49 demo, according to preliminary numbers.


This week’s “The Blacklist” episode was yanked from Chinese websites
For the 2nd time, an episode of the NBC series was pulled for a plotline that portrays the Chinese government in a negative light. Monday’s episode, which was immediately posted on Chinese websites after airing in the U.S., had the Chinese government conducting germ warfare research.


Peggy and Joan aren’t secretaries, yet “Mad Men” used them to celebrate Secretary’s Day
Why not use current secretaries Dawn and Shirley in today’s “Happy Secretary’s Day” tweet?


Why HBO was smart to keep shows like “Game of Thrones” and “True Detective” off Amazon Prime
Those shows, plus new shows like “Silicon Valley,” won’t ever be available under the current terms of the deal. (“Girls” and “Veep,” though, will be included.) The deal also excludes syndicated shows like “Entourage,” “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and “Sex and the City.” So the Amazon deal really isn’t a cord-cutters dream, as you will still need an HBO subscription to which current shows. PLUS: This deal is good for everybody — except Netflix.


“Ice Road Truckers” star denies kidnapping and beating up a prostitute
Tim Zickuhr claims he was the victim, and that the alleged prostitute was a friend who ripped him off.


PBS will try to recreate D-Day with digital technology
“D-Day 360” will use forensic laser scanning, 3-D computer modeling and eyewitness accounts will be utilized to “bring the battlefield to life as never before,” says PBS.


HBO comes aboard J.K. Rowling’s “The Casual Vacancy” miniseries
HBO is joining the BBC in the TV adaptation of Rowling’s follow-up to “Harry Potter."


"Mystery Science Theater 3000” may have an “online incarnation”
Creator and original host Joel Hodgson tells Wired that an online “MST3K” series would "feature a fresh (and as-yet unannounced) host and cameos from many MST3K alumni."


Gov. Chris Christie says good riddance to Letterman, welcomes Colbert
The New Jersey governor wasn’t happy with Dave’s latest fat joke.


Laura Prepon slams conspiracy theories, says scheduling reduced her Season 2 “Orange is the New Black” role
“Alex fits me like a glove, man,” she says. “The fact remains that I want to do Orange, and it’s a matter of trying to balance different aspects of your career.”


Watch the 1st scene from “Orange is the New Black’s” darker Season 2
The Netflix show’s cast is on this week’s EW cover. "We had a theme for season 2,” says creator Jenji Kohan. "A little darker, a little more fractured. We wanted to explore the groups one at a time. It was getting a little summer-campy, and we wanted to address the realities that this is prison.”


Letterman to grill “Veep’s” Jonah
Timothy Simon tonight makes his “Late Show” debut. PLUS: Simon on this week’s "Veep."


GQ’s Funniest Comedians in America include Louis CK, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “Silicon Valley” cast
Kate McKinnon, Amy Schumer, Key & Peele, Nick Kroll, Kevin Hart and John Oliver are also on GQ’s list.

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Contestant on upcoming 'Bachelorette' season dies after paragliding accident

Contestant on upcoming “Bachelorette” season dies after paragliding accident
Eric Hill, who was left in a coma after Sunday’s accident, passed away this morning, his sister revealed on Facebook. Hill was one of Andi Dorfman's suitors on the next season of "The Bachelorette," which premieres next month.

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USA announces summer premiere dates

USA announces summer premiere dates
"Royal Pains” kicks off Season 6 on June 10, “Covert Affairs” returns June 24, and “Suits” and “Graceland” are back on June 11.

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HBO’s older shows are coming to Amazon Prime

HBO’s older shows are coming to Amazon Prime
“The Sopranos” and “The Wire” will be available for streaming, but current shows like “Girls” and “Game of Thrones” won’t be available until three years after they air. PLUS: This deal will keep HBO relevant in the post-cable era.


MTV’s VMAs are going back to L.A.
This year’s awards show will be broadcast from The Forum.


Carlton Cuse: I wouldn’t be surprised if ABC rebooted “Lost”
"I think it's likely that at some point, ABC will want to reboot ‘Lost' because it's a valuable franchise,” the former "Lost" boss tells EW. Cuse, though, doesn’t expect to return if there is a reboot.


GQ has Julia Louis-Dreyfus have sex with a clown
Check out the “Veep” star “clowning around."


Rob Lowe to return for Nat Geo’s "The ’90s: The Last Great Decade?”
Lowe will narrate the follow-up to "The ’80s: The Decade That Made Us."


Jimmy Fallon makes John Oliver relive his weepy final “Daily Show"
“Why were you that emotional?” asked Fallon. PLUS: Oliver is disappointed in the quality of “Last Show Tonight” poster graffiti.


Fox delays “Masterchef” premiere so it can pair “Bones” with “24”
Season 5 will kick off on May 26.

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Stephen Colbert turned down a Letterman internship in 1986

Stephen Colbert turned down a Letterman internship in 1986
Colbert tells Dave he couldn’t take the internship because it didn’t pay. Colbert also applied to be a Letterman writer in 1997 with a Top 10 list, but when Dave’s people called back four months later, he had already started work on “Strangers With Candy.” (Letterman would later produce the “Strangers With Candy” movie.)


A “Peeps” TV show?
The classic marshmallow candies have been optioned for a “Lego”-esque movie and a possible TV series.


“Last Comic Standing’s” editors’ strike is over
The editors went on strike to unionize, and now they’re getting a union contract.


See more images from “The Simpsons’” Lego episode
What happens when Lego Homer sees the real Homer in the mirror?

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'Arrested Development' creator signs deal to create new series for Netflix

“Arrested Development” creator signs deal to create new series for Netflix
Mitch Hurwitz’s deal allows him to also work with other TV show creators on their projects while also consulting with Netflix on future comedy series.

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Natalie Dormer: Lena Headey had 'mixed feelings' about shooting that controversial 'Game of Thrones' scene

Natalie Dormer: Lena Headey had "mixed feelings" about shooting that controversial “Game of Thrones” scene
"I remember talking to her in the makeup trailer the day before she had to shoot that, she had mixed feelings about it for obvious reasons,” says Dormer. "But as an actor, those scenes are the ones you really get to sink your teeth into, so there's sort of a perverse enjoyment in exploring those really dramatic moments as well.”


Jay Leno to deliver the commencement address at his college alma mater
Leno will speak at Emerson College on May 11, where he graduated with a speech therapy degree in 1973.

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Watch Letterman welcome 'Late Show' successor Stephen Colbert

Watch Letterman welcome “Late Show” successor Stephen Colbert
“I’m going to do whatever you have done,” Colbert tells Letterman. PLUS: See their selfie.


“The Boondocks” returns to a series high
In fact, the 4th season premiere beat all TV shows on last night, including broadcast, in the 18-34 demo.


History’s “Texas Rising” adds Robert Knepper and Jeremy Davies
“Prison Break” alum Knepper will play a slob named Empresario Buckley, while Davies will take on the role of Sgt. Ephraim Knowles.


Bing is making reality TV predictions
The Microsoft search engine will use search queries and social media to predict who will be booted off “The Voice,” “Dancing with the Stars” and “American Idol."


Discovery won’t rule out a future Mount Everest jump
The cable network may wait a year to see what happens in the aftermath of the devastating avalanche.


Matt Bomer: I’ve been married for 3 years
The “White Collar” and “The Normal Heart” star revealed to Details that he wed his partner in 2011, one year before coming out.


Why Shonda Rhimes should dump Columbus Short from “Scandal"
"Moral clauses were created for a reason,” Tanya Tatum says of the recent allegations against Short, "and if ever there were cause to incite one, it is when fully grown men threaten and beat their wives in front of their helpless children. Not only will his continued employment hurt the show’s reputation, I believe many of your fans will turn the channel before turning a blind eye to his abusive behavior.”


Jimmy Fallon was booed for mocking Hillary Clinton’s clothes
"It wasn't that hard of a joke. What's the big deal?” Fallon responded after joking about Clinton’s pantsuits.


Original “Parks and Rec” cast member Paul Schneider has no plans to return to Pawnee
“That experience was very strange for me,” Schneider says of his Mark Brendanawicz character, who left after Season 2.


Why Aaron Sorkin should apologize to women next
Or at the very least “The Newsroom” creator should acknowledge his women problem.


Watch “Scandal’s” episode of “The Writers’ Room”
Sundance has posted the full episode from the Season 2 premiere.


Billie Piper is asked which “Doctor Who” kissed better — David Tennant or Christopher Eccleston
"I think I've kissed David more,” she said at Awesome Con in Washington, D.C. "So I think we are more practiced, more well-versed, and therefore our technique is somewhat better."


“The Goldbergs” creator: "I wish I had embraced the autobiographical nature of the show earlier”
For instance, Adam F. Goldberg thought he had to change the real names from his childhood for legal reasons. But the real people have been reaching out to him and were okay with the show using their names.


Oprah’s relationship with Gayle is “bizarre” and “unhealthy,” says Oprah’s former stepmom
Barbara Winfrey is telling all to a British tabloid.


NBC: We’re not doing a “Will & Grace” reunion special
A rumor of a reunion had surfaced earlier today, but it’s not true.


Check out pics of “Supernatural’s” potential spinoff
"Supernatural: Bloodlines” will be unveiled next week.


Amy Acker jokes about begging to work on “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”
Acker returns to the Whedonverse on tonight’s episode.


“SNL’s” Kate McKinnon: Here’s how we came up with “Dyke & Fats"
"We were both really tired one night," McKinnon tells Vulture, "and I just said to Aidy (Bryant), 'Man, dyke is tired,' and Aidy said, 'Fats is tired, too.' And then it became our beautiful thing that we had together and we wanted to make something out of it."


After “Real Housewives” brawl, either Kenya Moore or Porsha Williams won’t likely return
It’s “highly doubtful” both will be back next season, E! reports.


Ranking TV shows based on movies
From “Friday Night Lights” to “Buffy” to “Casablanca.”


Mary Lynn Rajskub: The way viewers watch TV now, it "makes a weird sort of sense” to do 12 episodes of “24”
"I think it's going to go by really fast and I'll be really curious to see how it's received,” she says. "I can't imagine after this they wouldn't do more."


“Reign” books Tahmoh Penikett
The “Battlestar Galactica” alum will play a “Sexy nobleman” on the CW series.


Craig Ferguson: An appreciation
"Craig's had a good run,” says Rob Harvilla, "if that run is over, if ‘run' is even the appropriate term to apply to a show this blithely bananas. Know this: No one has ever better replicated the actual sensory experience of watching a talk show in the dead of night. He doesn't need your pity, but he deserves your respect. I hope he and Alice Eve are very happy together."


“Faking It” is odd, interesting, lightly subversive, potentially offensive
The controversial MTV series, where two girls pretend to be a lesbian couple, "rises above its gimmick in a number of ways, with themes that turn on matters of friendship and love; it’s more than a mistaken identity farce,” says Matthew Gilbert, who adds that it "takes the paradigm of high school supremacy and turns it on its head.” PLUS: “Faking It” is a missed opportunity, it just doesn’t hit the mark, it is saved by a twist, and its showrunner claims it’s realistic.

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A Supreme Court justice thought HBO is a free service

A Supreme Court justice thought HBO is a free service
In the Aereo case today, it had to be explained to Justice Antonin Scalia that HBO isn’t a service that is free over the airwaves.


Food Network’s 35 new shows include “The Valerie Bertinelli Project” and “Game of Cones”
Bertinelli’s new show will be set in her home, while Food Network has also ordered "Chopped Teens Tournament,” “Undercover Critics,” “Diner Death Match, “Food Truck Face Off” and an ice cream competition called “Game of Cones.”


Watch John Malkovich as a pirate in “Crossbones"
NBC has released its first trailer on the Blackbeard drama series, debuting May 30.

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