ABC is developing a 'Derrick Storm' series based on 'Castle’s' novels

ABC is developing a “Derrick Storm” series based on “Castle’s” novels
Nathan Fillion’s fictional ABC character, Richard Castle, has published books in real life about a spy working for the CIA. And those best-selling “Derrick Storm” novels are coming to TV.


“Halt and Catch Fire’s” surprising renewal is part of trend of networks showing patience
As Josef Adalian points out, "networks like AMC and FX seem to be realizing that constantly churning their schedules, yanking every modest performer to chase the possibility that Something New will be that next big hit is a recipe for even lower ratings. Even broadcasters have gotten hip to the new reality: NBC is bringing back summer originals such as 'Welcome to Sweden,' 'The Night Shift,' and ‘Undateable,’ despite their decidedly so-so ratings."


How to survive a 552-episode “Simpsons” marathon
The writers offer 15 tips on making it through the next 12 days. PLUS: Uncut episodes will be shown, “The Simpsons” boss reveals his 5 favorites, here are 8 can’t-miss episodes.


Report: Picketing teamster told “Top Chef’s” Padma Lakshmi: “We’re gonna bash that pretty face in, you f*cking whore!”
The Bravo reality show has been the subject of protests for not hiring teamsters. A “Top Chef” crew member says of the incident, which happened in June: “She was scared."


Laverne Cox’s Wikipedia page was vandalized by someone on Capitol Hill
The “Orange is the New Black” star’s Wiki was changed from labeling her as "a real transgender woman” to referring to her instead as "a real man pretending to be a woman.” As a result, Congress has been banned from editing Wikipedia for 1 month. PLUS: Cox read a letter from a transgender woman in prison.


Comedy Central orders “@DadBoner”
The animated comedy will based on the Twitter feed of "a fictional middle-aged Michigan man separated from his wife who loves Bob Seger.”


Aaron Paul announces a “Breaking Bad” scavenger hunt before the Emmys
“Just wanted to do a little something to say ‘Thank You’ to everyone who has supported us thru out the years,” says Paul on Instagram. PLUS: A blindfolded RJ Mitte tries to guess cereals while blindfolded.


Craig Ferguson does the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
“The Late Late Show” host did it in honor of his audiobooks producer, who died today of ALS. PLUS: Hayden Panettiere confirms her pregnancy via the Ice Bucket Challenge, and the cast of “Gotham" cast also dumped water over their heads.


Pharrell is being sued for ditching a YouTube show for “The Voice”
The Happy singer allegedly committed to the YouTube show “ARTST TLK” before “The Voice” came calling.


Hallmark Channel’s Kitten Bowl II adds a Feline Football League
Kitten Bowl fans will be able to follow their favorite teams’ progress starting in November in anticipation of Su-Purr Bowl Sunday on Feb. 1.


“The Middle” books Richard Kind
He’ll help take out Sue’s teeth as her orthodontist in the season premiere.


BET wins lawsuit over a fan’s “The Game” Facebook page
BET hired the fan to maintain the Facebook page after it revived “The Game,” but soon their business relationship fell apart.


David Spade to star in Fox Sports 1’s “Fantasy Football Uncensored” show
The weekly show will feature and NFL on Fox insider Jay Glazer.


“Downton Abbey’s” Season 5 premiere will feature a surprising stunt
Producers have filmed what appears to be a shocking plot twist.


Ex-manager sues “Criminal Minds” star Thomas Gibson
The ex-manager claims he is owed “no less than $480,000 from his former client.


In a Reddit AMA, Seth Meyers explains why he tells a personal story after each “Late Night” monologue
"I wasn't something we planned as much as we discovered,” he says. "They don't come easy every day. There are times when it's a bit more of a struggle mostly because my days can be the same in the middle of a show week. I do find myself trying new things in hopes of finding something new to talk about.” PLUS: Meyers helped roll out the Emmy red carpet, and don’t expect a mass selfie on Monday.


Here are this summer’s TV winners and losers
Winner: Cinemax. Loser: Netflix. Winner: “You’re the Worst.” Loser: Halle Berry.


Kurt Sutter reveals how many “Sons of Anarchy” club members he’ll kill off in the final season
“Two club members will be dead,” he tells EW. “I don’t think there’ll be more than that.”


Jerry Seinfeld describes freaking out when a woman backed into his parked 1973 Porsche
“We could hear the sound of metal crunching — rare, classic, expensive, vintage metal, by the way — from across the street. A sickening sound to a car person,” said Seinfeld, who added: “I went home and put my head under the covers."


“The Bridge” never expected to parallel real life
"We do entertainment, not documentary,” says showrunner Elwood Reid.


Did “Switched at Birth” go too far?
Did the season finale turn you off?


“The Flash” casts Girder
"Star-Crossed” vet Greg Finley will play the role of Tony Woodward, AKA Girder.


Comedy Central has posted every “Broad City” episode online
Watch all of Season 1 now.


Kevin Frazier to co-host “Entertainment Tonight” with Nancy O’Dell
“The Insider” star replaces Rob Marciano.


Watch a preview of “Adam Devine’s House Party” Season 2, featuring Kristen Schaal
Kurt Braunohler and Nikki Glaser will also be part of the 2nd season.


Ricky Gervais: “I’m not ashamed” to be watching “Celebrity Big Brother” on my laptop
He adds: “(I’m so ashamed).”


BBC’s “Happy Valley” is now on Netflix
The six-episode series stars Sarah Lancashire as a cop coming to terms with the suicide of her daughter.


“Scandal’s” Joe Morton was stunned when he won an Emmy because he expected “Mad Men’s” Robert Morse to win
"My first reaction was a deep sigh of relief mixed with a bit of surprise,” he says. "Everybody wants to win, but you can come up with a million reasons why you won’t.”


Bravo spills “Top Chef” Boston details
“Top Chef All Stars” winner Richard Blais will help judge Season 12.


“iZombie” finds a replacement for Nora Dunn
Molly Hagan will take over the role of Olivia “Liv” Moore’s mom.


2 stars from ABC Family’s canceled “Twisted” land on “Tut”
Kylie Bunbury will reunite with Avan Jogia on the Spike TV event series.


“Vampire Diaries” star Nina Dobrev traveled Europe completely alone for a month and a half
“Everything I’ve done until now is because I worked my ass off,” she says. I never needed anyone — I just made it happen. Nowadays, I’m never by myself, whether I’m with 150 crew members on set, on a plane or at an event. I haven’t had any alone time for a while, and I wanted to get away and feel that way again.”


“iZombie” finds a replacement for Nora Dunn
Molly Hagan will take over the role of Olivia “Liv” Moore’s mom.


Presenting ‘90s sitcoms with the verbs cut out
From The Onion’s new Buzzfeed spoof, Clickhole.


See the “Saved by the Bell” publicity photos from 25 years ago
The cast looks “insanely young.”


“Selfie’s” John Cho takes a K-Pop selfie
"Getting pretty hardcore into K-Pop lately,” he tweeted. "Like, deep into it."

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'American Horror Story: Freak Show' gets an Oct. 8 premiere date

“American Horror Story: Freak Show” gets an Oct. 8 premiere date
FX also announced a description of this season: "The year is 1952. A troupe of curiosities has just arrived to town, coinciding with the strange emergence of a dark entity that savagely threatens the lives of townsfolk and freaks alike…" PLUS: Watch the latest creepy teaser.


Winona Ryder, Jon Bernthal, Alfred Molina join David Simon’s HBO miniseries
Ryder will play the City Council president on "Show Me a Hero,” while Molina will play a fellow City Council member. “The Walking Dead’s” Bernthal will play a Harvard-trained lawyer.


Nick Offerman shares his “Simply Genius Shower Thoughts”
Check out the “Parks and Rec” star’s new series for Mashable.

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Tony Shalhoub joins 'Nurse Jackie'

Tony Shalhoub joins “Nurse Jackie”
The “Monk” alum will recur as an ER doctor who befriends Nurse Jackie.

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Jay Leno on Robin Williams: 'He was a guy I would have liked to have grown old with'

Jay Leno on Robin Williams: "He was a guy I would have liked to have grown old with”
“It would have been fun to be 87 or 88 with him,” says Leno, who’s one year older than Williams. "I look at Carl Reiner and Mel Brooks and I go, 'How much fun will that be for Jerry (Seinfeld) and I and Robin and all the other guys when we get older to tell lies about how famous we used to be.' And I realize now I'll never have that opportunity with Robin.”


Ian Somerhalder shares his first Season 6 “Vampire Diaries” pics of Damon
“Did he eat Bonnie?”


"SNL" alum Horatio Sanz: Will Ferrell helped George W. Bush with his likable impression
In the “SNL” updated oral history book, Sanz blames Lorne Michaels and former head political writer Jim Downey, who leans conservative, for “SNL” appearing too neutral, or too soft on the right. He also thinks Ferrell’s impression influenced how voters saw Bush. "You know, if Will hadn't done that impression, or at least made him likable, it may have tipped it the other way,” he says. "I honestly think so. We made up for it. I think Tina's impression basically killed Sarah Palin.” PLUS: Obama rejected a sketch about racial profiling.

 

Dan Patrick’s “Sports Jeopardy!” debuts on Crackle on Sept. 24
The Sony-owned digital network has ordered 52 episodes.


Al Roker turns 60, gets offered a White House job from Vice President Biden
“Look,” said Biden, "if I were running the administration or the next one, I’d have you in it. I mean, what the hell?”


ABC’s “Selfie” can be watched on Twitter
The pilot has also been available in a tweet.


DirecTV renews Neil LaBute’s “Full Circle”
The relationship drama will be back for a 10-episode 2nd season.


“Cosmos” has become a hit among stoners
The four-time Emmy winner from Seth MacFarlane has become huge in the marijuana-consuming world.


Kathy Griffin joins forces with the Zingbot to roast “Big Brother” contestants
Watch a preview of tonight’s episode.


“House of Cards” alum Rachel Brosnahan joins “The Dovekeepers”
She’ll play a key role in the four-hour miniseries from Roma Downey and Mark Burnett about four women at the siege of Masada.


“Jersey Shore’s” Ronnie & Sammi are officially over
"We were drifting apart and not really spending any time together,” says Ronnie Ortiz-Magro.


“20/20’s” Elizabeth Vargas is headed for divorce
As she heads back to rehab, Vargas is reportedly dealing with her family falling apart.

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CBS will show 'Madam Secretary’s' pilot twice in 1 night

CBS will show “Madam Secretary’s” pilot twice in 1 night
Due to an NFL delay, “Madam Secretary” will debut before and after “The Good Wife."


NBC's “Working the Engels” canceled
The U.S.-Canadian summer family comedy has been yanked in favor of new “Welcome to Sweden” episodes.

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Showtime renews 'Masters of Sex' and 'Ray Donovan'

Showtime renews “Masters of Sex” and “Ray Donovan”
Both sophomore shows will be back for Season 3.

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Billy Crystal will speak in tribute to Robin Williams at the Emmys

Billy Crystal will speak in tribute to Robin Williams at the Emmys
At last year’s Emmys, Robin Williams spoke in tribute to Jonathan Winters. PLUS: Sara Bareilles will provide the "In Memoriam" music.

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Read an excerpt from 'SNL’s' updated oral history: Sarah Palin hated being portrayed as an 'idiot'

Read an excerpt from “SNL’s” updated oral history: Sarah Palin hated being portrayed as an “idiot”
In "Live From New York” by Tom Shales and James Miller, which adds 200 pages to the 2002 book, Palin says: "I know that they portrayed me as an idiot, and I hated that, and I wanted to come on the show and counter some of that...If I ran into Tina Fey again today, I would say: 'You need to at least pay for my kids' braces or something from all the money that you made off of pretending that you're me! My goodness, you capitalized on that! Can't you contribute a little bit? Jeez!’"


Discovery orders "Bear Grylls: Breaking Point”
Grylls’ new show will help everyday people overcome their biggest fears.


“Saved by the Bell” first aired 25 years ago today
Here are 25 things you never knew about the show that originated from "Good Morning, Miss Bliss.” PLUS: Here are some “Saved” guest-stars, from "Punky Brewster "to Tara Reid.


Bryan Cranston autographs a baseball as “Walter White”
“I can use a guy like you,” the former “Breaking Bad” star wrote in his autograph for pitcher Brian Wilson at last night’s Dodger game.


Connie Britton takes the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
The “Nashville” star nominated her former roommate, Lauren Graham. PLUS: TMZ staffers gleefully dump ice water on Harvey Levin.


“Conan” is devoting an entire episode to bloopers
Thursday’s episode is being dubbed the “scrapisode."


“Parks and Rec” bringing back Megan Mullally and Natalie Morales
Tammy 2 and Tom Haverford’s ex will be part of the final season.


Jimmy Fallon beats Pierce Brosnan in "GoldenEye 007”
The former James Bond was easily beaten in the classic Nintendo game.


Another Duggar is on the way
Recently married "19 Kids and Counting” star Jill Duggar is pregnant.

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'Halt and Catch Fire' renewed for Season 2

"Halt and Catch Fire" renewed for Season 2
AMC's '80s-set computer drama had disappointing ratings, but was redeemed by DVR viewership.

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Jerry O’Connell is prepping a daytime talk show, but will he replace 'The Queen Latifah Show'?

Jerry O’Connell is prepping a daytime talk show, but will he replace “The Queen Latifah Show”?
Sony Pictures Television is denying a report that Queen Latifah’s talk show is in danger. But if she doesn’t return next season, CBS is developing a talk show starring O’Connell that would be aimed at the same Queen Latifah daytime female audience.


"Sons of Anarchy: The Official Collector’s Edition” book will be available on Dec. 3, the day after the series finale
The 208-page hardcover book will cover all seven seasons, with a special introduction from Kurt Sutter.


Watch the trailer for “The Chair,” Starz’s “Project Greenlight”-like filmmaking reality show
“The Chair,” from “Project Greenlight” star/executive producer Chris Moore, will pit two first-time directors against each other as they each film the same script.


“30 Rock’s” Scott Adsit will play Sam Adams on AMC's “We Hate Paul Revere”
Adsit is joining the AMC series starring opposite Ron Livingston’s Paul Revere.


HBO developing “Sing With me,” a musical comedy
Bruce Eric Kaplan, the cartoonist and “Girls” producer, is behind the project about three generations of women living in L.A.


“CSI" alum Louise Lombard is headed to “Grimm”
She’ll appear in the season’s first three episodes.

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