Don Rickles getting a Spike TV tribute, featuring Letterman, Seinfeld, Jon Stewart, Robert De Niro

Don Rickles getting a Spike TV tribute, featuring Letterman, Seinfeld, Jon Stewart, Robert De Niro
“One Night Only: An All-Star Comedy Tribute to Don Rickles” will air May 28, and also paying tribute to “Mr. Warmth” will be Jimmy Kimmel, Bob Newhart, Regis Philbin, Martin Scorsese, Tracy Morgan, John Stamos, Ray Romano and more.


Prof suspended for posting a photo of his daughter wearing a “Game of Thrones” T-shirt
Bergen Community College administrators found the T-shirt — bearing Daenerys Targaryen’s words of "I will take what is mine with fire and blood” — to be “threatening.”


CW sets summer premiere dates: “Beauty and the Beast” returns June 2
The CW will be premiering five new shows this summer, including "Penn & Teller: Fool Us” on July 30.


PBS’ “Frontline” to tackle the NSA scandal with "United States of Secrets”
The two-part documentary, airing next month, will explore the aftermath of Edward Snowden’s revelations.


Jon Stewart gave Obama the toughest interview of the 2012 election year, says White House press secretary
Says Jay Carney: "Probably the most substantive, challenging interview Barack Obama had in the election year was with the anchor of ‘The Daily Show.'”


A&E orders Dick Wolf’s “D.O.A.” reality show
“D.O.A.” will follow an elite team of detectives as it re-examines controversial murder cases.


Key from “Key & Peele” guests on tonight’s “Parks and Rec”
Keegan-Michael Key “is, as one might expect, truly great,” says co-creator Michael Schur.

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'Frozen' may meet 'Once Upon a Time'

“Frozen” may meet “Once Upon a Time”
Producers of the ABC drama want Kristen Bell and Idina Menzel to reprise their “Frozen” roles, and Bell says she’s totally up for it.


New Orleans to CBS: Make us the home of Stephen Colbert’s “Late Show”
Mayor Mitch Landrieu sent CBS boss Les Moonves a letter offering the late-night talk show tax breaks: “Though it may seem like an unlikely fit, New Orleans and 'The Late Show' or its successor would be a great fit."


The White House press secretary has never watched “Scandal,” is way behind on “House of Cards”
“I haven’t made it that far yet,” Jay Carney said of being behind on “House of Cards,” after failing to follow a comical reference to the Netflix drama during an interview today at George Washington University.


“The Americans” prop master: It was quite a challenge getting last night's car in mint condition
"In a scene that takes place in a showroom from 1982, that showroom has to have cars in near-mint condition,” says Duke Scoppa. "Ideally, they're in mint condition. That's a huge challenge. Lots of time on the show, they want to find cars that are non-descript. Spies want to not be seen. So nothing flashy. The problem is, a lot of these cars are not collectors items, so nobody has these cars. Nobody cares about saving a 1980 Buick Skylark.” PLUS: Noah Emmerich sees Stan as “a thoroughly good person,” and listen to Emmerich talk about his FBI agent character.


Showtime to air a documentary on Kobe Bryant
“Kobe Bryant’s Muse” will delve into the life of the L.A. Lakers star.


“Girl Meets World” will let Ben Savage direct his 1st episode
"It's something I've been prepping for the last 20 years,” he says of his directorial debut.


Watch a montage of “Real Housewives” crying through their botoxed faces
"This is your face on Botox—and it's ridiculous."


Rosie O’Donnell: I shed nearly 50 pounds
Rosie, who currently stars on ABC Family’s “The Fosters,” revealed her weightloss today on Twitter.


“Survivor” had its worst-ever ratings, but won last night anyway
Last night’s network TV was chalk full of reruns.

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'Orange is the New Black' creator promises male frontal nudity this season, says: 'I love graphic sex'

“Orange is the New Black” creator promises male frontal nudity this season, says: “I love graphic sex”
"We have some male frontal nudity this season, but I don't think it's going to be erect,” says Jenji Kohan, adding: "I love graphic sex, the more sex the better.”


“Scandal” almost made Scott Foley Fitz’s VP
Shonda Rhimes says on tonight’s Jimmy Kimmel special that there were two options for Jake Ballard, and one was to make him President Fitzgerald’s veep candidate.


Washington D.C.’s Capital Hill staffers may get their own reality show
A "House of Cards” veteran is reportedly putting together a reality show featuring “D.C. up-and-comers.”


“Scandal’s” Columbus Short releases a statement addressing his wife’s abuse allegations
"As much as I would like to provide my side of events,” he says, "my counsel has instructed me that a Court of law is the only and proper venue to deal with such matters. Accordingly, I must refrain from making any comments even though that is very difficult for me under the circumstances. Thank you to my fans for your continued support during this difficult time.”


“Watch What Happens Live” with Lindsay Lohan was already taped last night
Andy Cohen kept his vow not to drink alcohol, according to TMZ, but the audience was allowed to get drunk. The episode airs tonight.


Claim: “Glee’s” Naya Rivera and Lea Michele are feuding on set
Rivera this week questioned Michele’s diva antics, according to TMZ.


Joel McHale competes in Billy Eichner’s “Mo’Lympics”
The “Community” star competes in a series of physical challenges celebrating the career of Mo’Nique.


Watch a preview of “Modern Family” in Australia”
A kangaroo punches Phil Dunphy in the face.

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Netflix unveils 'Orange is the New Black’s' Season 2 trailer

Netflix unveils “Orange is the New Black’s” Season 2 trailer
“I am a lone wolf and a vicious one,” says Piper.

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Fox offers a glimpse of 'I Wanna Marry Harry'

Fox offers a glimpse of “I Wanna Marry Harry”
Watch a preview of the new reality prank dating show.


Chelsea Handler tells Ellen: “I could never be on a regular network. I would never do that to my fans"
“I would never go to CBS,” she says after being asked about her Instagram photo. “My mouth? What would they do with me there? I could never be on a regular network. I would never do that to my fans, or to myself, or to the network."


“The Vampire Diaries” director Paul Wesley declined to direct himself shirtless
Wesley convinced the writers to change a scene from tonight’s directorial debut that would have him shirtless as Stefan.


Tracy Morgan revisits “SNL’s” Brian Fellow
Morgan talked about his “Saturday Night Live” character on “Watch What Happens Live."


“CSI” alum Gary Dourdan lands on “Glee” and “Being Mary Jane”
The formerly troubled actor will play Mercedes’ record producer on “Glee” and a retired civil trial attorney on the BET series.


“Arrow’s” twist, explained
All about that Ravager.


See “Real Housewives” star Porsha Williams’ mugshot
Williams was arrested and released on bail after being charged with assaulting fellow cast member Kenya Moore.

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Chelsea Handler: I’ve never wanted to take somebody else’s job

Chelsea Handler: I’ve never wanted to take somebody else’s job
Ostensibly referring to Craig Ferguson, Handler tweeted: "I have never had nor will have any desire to take a job someone else has already had. Speculation to the contrary is inaccurate.”  PLUS: Handler reportedly met with CBS about hosting a daytime syndicated talk show, and why CBS should still consider Handler.


Will Arnett files for divorce from Amy Poehler
The couple have been married since 2003 and separated since September 2012.


NBC passes on David Koechner’s variety sketch show
The “Anchorman” star and veteran of “SNL” and “The Office” had planned to return to his sketch comedy roots.


Did “Portlandia” steal its “Disappointing Gay” sketch?
Before last night’s episode, there was already a “Disappointing Gay Best Friend” on YouTube.


“Fargo’s” dialect coach: I had to pull the actors back from their “Fargo” accent stereotypes
"Every actor knew the ‘Fargo' accent in its most stereotypical sound,” says Tony Alcantar, "but then I'd have to pull the actor back to make sure we weren't accent-acting. Nearly twenty years of Fargo send-ups have rendered the accent comical, and we didn't want to approach that. There's an expectation that it's going to be all, 'YAHH!’” PLUS: “Fargo” is the perfect show for TV’s anti-hero age.


Jon Stewart should be celebrated for finding and developing stars
“The Daily Show” alumni are everywhere these days, from the movies (Steve Carell) to dramas (Olivia Munn on “The Newsroom”) to, coming next year, a network talk show (Stephen Colbert).


A Greta Garbo-Marlene Dietrich TV project is in the works
The proposed project would tell how the two classic movie stars’ lives intersected.


How “The View” should set up its seating chart for the 11-co-host reunion
Meredith Vieira deserves the chair next to Barbara Walters, while Rosie O’Donnell and Star Jones should be seated as far away from her as possible.


“Game of Thrones’” “Joffrey” smiles with Joffrey
Jack Gleeson took a picture of his reaction to this week’s episode. PLUS: watch a behind-the-scenes featurette on the Purple Wedding, a “GoT” set visit is up for auction, more reactions to Sunday’s episode, Pedro Pascal’s Instagram is a “gold mine of snuggly Westerosi selfies,” and the show's fashion and hair designers tell all about the Purple Wedding.


Why “The Late Show” is a step down for Stephen Colbert
Just like “CBS Evening News” was a step down for Katie Couric, moving to CBS will similarly be a step down for Colbert, who will leave his best work behind him.


“The Office Time Machine” gets a follow-up: "The Office Stare Machine”
A new project changes you to endure all 706 of “The Office’s” stares.


“Grey’s Anatomy’s” interns are among TV’s most loathed characters
They join King Joffrey and Marnie from “Girls.”


Kerry Washington: It's an "awesome challenge" filming “Scandal” while pregnant
"I work very physically as an actor,” she tells The Hollywood Reporter. "The biggest thing for me has been the challenge of how to be this person (Olivia Pope) with the personal transformation that's going on for me physically and how to stay true to this character. That hasn't been easy. It's been an awesome challenge for me as an actor because so much of how I access character is through my body. It's definitely been complicated to say the least. I've learned a lot about other ways to access Olivia and be her.” PLUS: Cyrus Beene reads Dr. Seuss, Scott Foley and Joshua Malina will appear on Jimmy Kimmel’s "Scandal" special, a “Scandal” playlist for Season 3, and “Scandal” enters “The Writers’ Room” on Friday.


A&E and History channel launch a live-streaming app
The livestreams are available to certain cable and satellite customers.


Check out “Girls” filming
Spoiler: See how Adam and Hannah look in Season 4.


Is Tom Cruise dating an “Orange is the New Black” star?
Cruise’s alleged romance with Laura Prepon has reportedly been “the buzz on the set of her show,” reports Page Six.


Kris Jenner hospitalized
The “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” matriarch is suffering from internal pains.


10 years later, “Friends” creators look back at the series finale
Marta Kauffman and David Crane insist there won’t be a reunion, though they’ll be asked as “Friends” marks two milestones in the coming months — the 10th anniversary of the finale next month and the 20th anniversary of the series premiere in September.


How the weirdly subversive “All That” changed children’s TV
The Nickelodeon sketch comedy show, which debuted 20 years ago today, "upended the norms of children's TV with its diverse cast, un-condescending tone, and kid characters played by actual kids,” says Jake Flanagin. PLUS: Nick’s “Hey Dude” ranch is still around.


Warrant issued for “Real Housewives” star Porsha Williams’ arrest over alleged on-set assault
Williams is expected to surrender Thursday over her fight with Kenya Moore, who filed a police report.


“Dawson’s Creek” creator: "Everyone’s gotten just snarky, snarky, snarky” these days
Kevin Williamson, who now works on “The Vampire Diaries” and “The Following” looks back at the 2003 finale, and says: "Back in 2003, we barely had Dawson’s Desktop, it was just new and cutting-edge on our AOL dial-up. … Twitter sort of elevates everyone’s angst to some degree. Everyone’s got a blog. Everyone’s hate-watching everything. Everyone’s gotten just snarky, snarky, snarky.” PLUS: Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers is apparently a “Dawson’s Creek” expert.


Flash back to “Buffy” in the ‘90s
Sarah Michelle Gellar tweeted a pic of her and Alyson Hannigan from a 1998 InStyle magazine profile.


Esquire Network tonight unleashes “Lucky Bastards"
The reality show about six rich single guys in New York includes former “Bachelor” Prince Lorenzo.


Jeremy Renner will narrate History channel’s “World Wars”
The six-hour event will look back at three decades of world wars, featuring interviews with Colin Powell, John McCain and others.


FX teases “Tyrant”
The Middle East drama is from the makers of “Homeland."


Alan Thicke's “Unusually Thicke” wants to be a reality version of “Modern Family"
The TV Guide Network sitcom stars the 67-year-old Thicke and his wife, who’s 28 years younger. Thicke wants to hit "that sweet spot between 'Honey Boo Boo' and Larry David."

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Valerie Harper: I’m not cancer-free

Valerie Harper: I’m not cancer-free
“In response to a recent erroneous quote concerning my health, I am not ‘absolutely cancer-free,’” Harper said in a statement responding to a Closer Weekly article that quoted her as saying she’s cancer-free. “I wish I were. Right now what I am is cautiously optimistic about my present condition and I have hope for the future.”


“Scandal” star Columbus Short’s wife put a restraining order out on him
Tuere Short claims Short, who was recently accused of beating a guy up in a bar, threatened her with a wine bottle and a knife, and tried choking her.


B.D. Wong is returning to “SVU”
Dr. George Huang will appear in the season’s penultimate episode.


Introducing Lego Homer Simpson
“The Simpsons” producers say they came up with the idea of a Lego “Simpsons” episode before they heard of “The Lego Movie.” "For the record, we still don’t know about the movie,” producer Matt Selman says with a laugh.

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'Fargo' premieres to a lukewarm 4.2 million viewers

“Fargo” premieres to a lukewarm 4.2 million viewers
That’s fewer viewers than the launch of “The Americans” last year and about the same as “The Bridge."


Oliver North got a story credit for helping out “The Americans”
The controversial Iran-contra scandal figure was enlisted for help via the producers’ FX connection with sibling network Fox News, where North now works. North’s episode airs April 23, and it involves a contra training camp. Asked if he’s worried about any backlash, he responded, “Look, I’m a right-wing goon — everybody knows it, right?” he says with a smile.


TLC orders "OMG EMT!”
The new reality show promises to showcase the “most memorable and unusual emergency calls…from the ridiculous to the downright crazy.”


Lindsay Lohan’s reality show is unlikely to return for a 2nd season
The eight-episode OWN reality series concludes on Sunday after disappointing ratings.


“The Good Wife’s” Emmy campaign attacks rival cable dramas for airing so few episodes
The mailer points out “Mad Men” is airing only seven episodes this TV season (though that’s for next year’s Emmy race), while “True Detective” and “Breaking Bad” aired only eight episodes each.


Bob Saget & Katie Couric recall kissing on their 1st date — and him never calling her back
Couric went on just one date with the former “Full House” star.


“Jessie” is the first leading Disney Channel character to get engaged
Says a Disney exec: "Jessie is an adult, and we felt we could tackle this in a way that still feels appropriate for our audience.”


“Banshee” promotes 2
Geno Segers and Afton Williamson will become series regulars next season.


Is “Mad Men’s” Don Draper actually D.B. Cooper?
The famed hijacker’s name, Dan Cooper, sort of sounds like Don Draper.


Fox News’ new show “Outnumbered” will feature 4 women and 1 rotating man
The four women will be regulars while there will be a different man each day.


Check out Tori Spelling and Jennie Garth reunited on ABC Family
Here’s the poster for the “Beverly Hills 90210” alums’ new ABC Family series “Mystery Girls.”

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Parents TV Council protests Fox’s ADHD 'X rated' Easter Bunny

Parents TV Council protests Fox’s ADHD “X rated” Easter Bunny
The conservative watchdog called “The Easter Bunny’s Coming” video the "the most explicit material we’ve ever seen produced by a broadcast television network."


Spike TV renews Adam Carolla’s “Catch a Contractor”
Carolla will return for a 2nd 10-episode season of his reality show.


Why didn’t “Mad Men” get a bump from Netflix viewers?
“Breaking Bad’s” ratings rose 102% in its final season thanks to Netflix, but “Mad Men’s” numbers declined, even though all six seasons are available on the streaming service. PLUS: Jon Hamm doesn’t give “very much credence” to the Megan/Sharon Tate rumors, and here are all the women Don Draper doesn’t sleep with.


FX boss admits meeting with Chelsea Handler, but says late-night is too competitive
“You have to be willing to stay there as a very long investment,” says John Landgraf, who recently attempted late-night shows with FX’s “Brand X With Russell Brand” and FXX’s "Totally Biased With W. Kamau Bell."


Pivot picks up drama series “Fortitude” starring Stanley Tucci and Michael Gambon
The psychological thriller is set in the Arctic town of Fortitude.


Who is “Fargo’s” Allison Tolman?
The actress who plays Det. Molly Solverson has a sparse IMDb page, and now she’s in the middle of a star-studded cast. "The first six weeks were definitely the most bizarre time of my life,” she says. "It was a really steep learning curve in a lot of ways. But it's very cool; it still hasn't gotten old.” PLUS: Billy Bob Thornton explains his “Fargo” bangs, and Martin Freeman talks about last night’s big scene.


CNN calls the 1912 Titanic sinking “Breaking News”
“Titanic Sunk 102 y ears ago tonight,” read a chyron on the 24-hour news network.


Jon Stewart told John Oliver: "Once you do this, once you fly the plane, you cannot go back"
"There was a slightly weird amount of interest,” Oliver says of the aftermath of guest-hosting “The Daily Show” for 12 weeks, including CBS wondering if he could replace Craig Ferguson on “The Late Late Show." "I just, I couldn't even comprehend it," he adds with a stammer. "I went, 'No, what are you talking about? No, no, no, no, no!' It was terrifying. That was my dream job."


"Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” gets a boost, “NCIS” hits a season low
Meanwhile, “Celebrity Wife Swap” completely bombed last night.


There is a linguistic explanation for Barney Stinson’s “HIMYM” catchphrase "Legen—Wait for It—Dary”
"It's an example of tmesis, a phenomenon in which one word or phrase splits another, often for emphasis," explains Rebecca Cohen, who adds: "Tmesis is a variety of what linguists call infixation, a catchall term for when extra syllables are added in the middle of a word.”


40-year-old IT manager’s Twitter account got him a job writing for Seth Meyers
The Twitter account of Bryan Donaldson of Illinois attracted the attention of “Late Night” head writer Alex Baze last year. "Twitter has democratized the process," says Meyers. "We used to look at smaller samples, now you can look back and see what a person thought was funny for the past calendar year."


Stephen Colbert, Jon Stewart, Jimmy Fallon are among the “35 Most Powerful People in New york Media”
The Hollywood Reporter’s list also includes Lorne Michaels, Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan, the casts of “GMA” and “CBS This Morning,” Diane Sawyer, Howard Stern, Bob Costas and Anderson Cooper.

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FX renews 'The Americans'

FX renews "The Americans"
A 13-episode Season 3 will air next year.


Valerie Harper: “I’m absolutely cancer-free!”
"My last scans have been positive, and my doctors are very happy,” she tells Closer Weekly.


Sigmund Freud is getting a crime drama series
“Freud: The Secret Casebook” will have the founder of psychoanalysis portrayed as the first criminal profiler. “Freud” is from the producer of “Downton Abbey” and former “X Files” writer Frank Spotnitz.


Brooklyn’s minor league team will wear puffy shirts for “Seinfeld Night”
The Brooklyn Cyclones, a Mets affiliate, will also rename its stadium Vandelay Industries Park for “Seinfeld’s” 25th anniversary in July. The first 2,500 fans in attendance will receive a Keith Hernandez “Magic Loogie” bobblehead, mailmen in uniform will throw out the first pitch, players will wear puffy shirts for batting practice and there will bean Elaine-inspired dance contest for the July 5 special event.


Jenny McCarthy and Donnie Wahlberg get engaged
McCarthy announced her engagement to the “Blue Bloods” star on “The View."

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