Kurt Sutter had "Sons of Anarchy's" Season 6 finale shocker planned for years
"I knew early on in the series," he says. "I won't say from the very beginning, but fairly early on ... Obviously, I wasn’t quite sure of the circumstances that would get us there, but I knew that that’s what we were ultimately writing towards." PLUS: Maggie Siff on how she prepared for the finale, Sutter is surprised by hatred toward Tara, Rockmond Dunbar and Theo Rossi talk about their pivotal scenes, and Katey Sagal talks "Team Gemma."
NBC will re-air "Sound of Music Live" on Saturday
Meanwhile, the original broadcast has now surpassed 21 million viewers, with three million watching via DVR. PLUS: Why NBC should pick "Cinderella" with Beyonce for next year's live musical.
"Sons of Anarchy's" Tara has become a target of "fan-bros"
Maggie Siff's character has become the new Skyler from "Breaking Bad" -- the latest female to be demonized for getting in the way of the bad-boy protagonist. As Siff herself put it, "I think it’s the hostility that’s the most disturbing thing — the amount of vehemence or anger or righteousness that people can feel when they say, 'She should be shot. She should be killed.'"
"Suits" star Patrick J. Adams gets to guest on one of his fave shows, "Orphan Black"
Months ago, Adams tweeted that the BBC America series "is a masterclass in all things television. I’m a better actor after watching Tatiana work."
Has hate-watching become a ratings strategy?
It seems to be working with programming like "Sound of Music Live" and "Bonnie and Clyde."
Jenna Fischer and Judith Light to star in Neil LaBute's DirecTV short film series
They'll each star in a 10-minute short film.
Discovery mulls owning Food Network, HGTV, Travel Channel
Discovery Communications is considering an offer to acquire Scripps Networks.
Former "Walking Dead"/"Vampire Diaries" actress pleads guilty to sending ricin to Obama
Shannon Guess Richardson, who played small guest roles on both shows, pleaded guilty so that she wouldn't serve more than 18 years in prison.
E! announces a 2-hour "I Am Britney Jean" documentary starring Britney Spears
The Dec. 22 film will go behind the scenes of Britney's new Las Vegas show.
John Oliver promises a "fantastic explanation" for his "Community" absence
The explanation, he says, "makes simultaneously complete sense, as well as no sense whatsoever."
Has "The Voice" ruined itself with overproduction?
The NBC reality show no longer seems to be about finding a "voice."
Bette Midler as Mae West: Should an icon play an icon?
While Midler seems perfect for the HBO role, it'll be hard separating her from the classic screen star.
Jennifer Lawrence used "Real Housewives of New Jersey" for inspiration in her new movie
Her "American Hustle" accent may be based on the Bravo reality show.
"Bible-mafia" drama series "King David" is in the works
eOne's "King David" plans to mash up the mafia and the bible.
Peter Capaldi's "Doctor Who" costume will mix the old and the new
The costume, which is being kept under wraps, will try to give a nod to Capaldi being the oldest Doctor, while also looking towards the future. PLUS: "Who" meets "Powerpuff Girls."
Katie Couric admits she screwed up with her HPV vaccine episode
"We simply spent too much time on the serious adverse events that have been reported in very rare cases following the vaccine," she wrote on The Huffington Post. "More emphasis should have been given to the safety and efficacy of the HPV vaccines."
Meet "The Real World: Ex-Plosion" cast, plus their exes
MTV has put up a video of the seven strangers and their former significant others. PLUS: Check out the interior decoration of the new "Real World" house.
"Crocodile Hunter" gets autotuned
Watch a tribute to the late Steve Irwin.
Watch a preview of "Broad City"
The Comedy Central show from producer Amy Poehler premieres Jan. 22.
"SYTYCD" stars wed
Stephen "Twitch" Boss and Allison Holker tied the knot today at Nigel Lythgoe's winery.
Comedy Central gives a 3-season renewal to "Tosh.0"
Season 6, premiering in February, will run for 30 episodes.
Jane Lynch joins Carson's Daly's New Year's Eve show
"I'm going to be freezing my butt off like everybody else," Lynch says of her first experience in Times Square, adding: "I'm going to be calling Kathy Griffin and Anderson Cooper over all the time."
Golden Globe nominations will be announced by Aziz Ansari, Olivia Wilde, Zoe Saldana
They'll announce nominees on Thursday at 5:38 AM PT/8:38 AM ET.
"Will & Grace" reunion: Megan Mullally to visit "Sean Saves the World"
She'll guest as Sean Hayes' sister.
Julie Andrews hasn't watched "The Sound of Music Live"
"Alas, I did not (see it)," she says. "I had a speaking engagement and I couldn't. But my kids did record it. I'll get around to it."
"SVU" is losing Captain Donald Cragen
Dann Florek filmed his final scenes last week.
"Bonnie and Clyde" drops on Night 2
After experiencing 9.8 million viewers on Night 1, about 7.3 million checked out the 2nd and concluding night of the A&E Networks' miniseries.
"Divorce Court" renewed through 2015
The long-running court show will continue on with Judge Lynn Toler.
NBC orders a "Rosemary's Baby" miniseries
The four-hour miniseries will adapt the 1967 Ira Levin bestseller, which was made into a classic Roman Polanski film.
Kevin Pollak tapped to play Anna Faris' dad on "Mom"
He'll play Alvin Biletnikoff, the boyfriend who abandoned Allison Janney's character.
CBS honors Nelson Mandela by playing Toto's "Africa"
How inappropriate was the music from "CBS This Morning"?
"King of the Nerds" books Mayim Bialik, Jon Heder, Bill Nye and Kevin Sorbo
They'll guest-judge along with the returning George Takei.
FX teases "Justified" Season 5
Watch crows ruin Raylan's hat.
Tina Fey & Amy Poehler guest-edit Entertainment Weekly, enlist Jon Hamm
In the issue hitting stands next week, Fey assigned Jon Hamm to interview his former high school student, Ellie Kemper, whom he used to teach drama to in St. Louis.
Spencer Pratt: "The Hills" producers wanted me to leave Heidi Montag at the alter
In last night's Spencer & Heidi special on E!, the couple also revealed how they blew through $10 million.
"Family Guy" coming out with a mobile game
The game, due next year, will be free to download.
Terry Crews is writing a book called "Manhood"
Due in May, the "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" star will write about the "ups and downs of his life and twenty-five year marriage, including straight-talking advice for men and the women who love them."
Listen to Lea Michele's debut single
Here's an excerpt from the "Glee" star's "Cannonball."
Courteney Cox may be dating a member of Snow Patrol
The "Cougar Town" star was spotted recently getting cozy with the band's Johnny McDaid.
TCM to pay tribute to "Sound of Music" actress Eleanor Parker
The actress famous for playing the Baroness, who died yesterday at age 91, will get a full-day tribute on Dec. 17.
"The Sing-Off" returns big
The Season 3 premiere was up over last year's finale.
"HIMYM" bringing back Ashley Williams
She'll return in the 19th episode of the season.
"Portlandia" will be back Feb. 27
Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein used Instagram to announce Season 4. Guest stars include Olivia Wilde, Maya Rudolph, Steve Buscemi, Kirsten Dunst, Jeff Goldblum and Gus Van Zant.
VH1 to show all the "Happy Endings" episodes
All 57 episodes will air next year on Wednesdays, following a New Year's Eve marathon.
Carrie Bradshaw meets Carrie Bradshaw
Sarah Jessica Parker of "Sex and the City" fame finally got to meet "The Carrie Diaries" star AnnaSophia Robb on Monday.
Ex-"SYTYCD" judge Adam Shankman checks into rehab
His rep says he's "seeking treatment."
"Castle" casts Frances Fisher
She'll appear in a "Devil Wears Prada"-themed episode.
MTV names Miley Cyrus Artist of the Year
Her VMA performance was tops on the MTV website this year.
NBC will mount another live musical next year -- it's getting swamped with offers
NBC Entertainment boss Robert Greenblatt says he and "The Sound of Music Live" producers Neil Meron and Craig Zadan, who will return for next year's musical, are already "circling a couple of titles." Greenblatt adds: "All weekend, people have been calling us and emailing us. Rights holders of musicals have said, 'Please do one of our shows.' We're excited to try it again."
"The Bachelor" wedding invites: Sean Lowe "will marry his best friend" Catherine Giudice
The invitation also states that Catherine "completely adores" Sean.
Ian Ziering: I did "Sharknado" to keep my top-notch health insurance for my 2 babies
"I was really apprehensive," Ziering said of the script, "but as an actor I get my insurance from the Screen Actor's Guild by union, and you have to make so much every year to get that type 1 insurance."
Key & Peele attempt to break the world record for impressions
Most impressions in one minute.
"The Vampire Diaries'" Nina Dobrev: "I had a chunky face" as a kid, and I was bullied
"I had a couple of awkward stages," she says.
Bette Milder to play Mae West in an HBO movie
"The Exorcist's" William Friedkin will direct a biopic on the classic film star.
What other shows should try musical episodes?
"Psych" is doing, but what about "Survivor" and "Duck Dynasty"?
Fake "Simpsons" movies get real posters
Check out posters from MTV and designer Old Red Jalopy.
Fox casting for Batman's Bruce Wayne as a kid
He'll be part of the "Gotham" series focusing on a younger Commissioner Gordon.
"Amazing Race" champs talk about their 2nd-place finishes
Says Amy of Jason & Amy: "We definitely did not want to break the record of most second-place finishes!"
Watch a video history of "SNL's" Bill Brasky
The "Saturday Night Live" sketch returned this weekend after a 15-year hiatus.
What if TMZ covered "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer"?
"Rudolph's ex: I hope that sleigh crashes. You cheating bastard!!"
How former MTV VJ Kennedy ended up on the Fox Business Channel
She was recruited by John Stossel, her mentor.
"The Sing-Off" returns: What other shows can learn from this "important show"
It's no "American Idol" or "The Voice," but "The Sing-Off's" nerdy preoccupation with a capella is brilliant.
Josh Holloway poses shirtless in "Intelligence" poster
Check out his Vitruvian man tribute.
"The Goldbergs" will do a "Goonies"-themed episode
"'The Goonies' is my favorite movie of all time," says creator Adam Goldberg. "It's the reason I'm a writer. I've seen it a billion times. I would reenact it. I wrote Goonies scripts as a kid. I collect props and memorabilia."
A Festivus pole made from empty beer cans is going up in Florida capitol's rotunda
Gov. Rick Scott approved the request from an atheist Florida resident who is making the "Seinfeld" holiday pole in response to the capitol's Christmas nativity scene. PLUS: Wisconsin's capitol has a Festivus pole on display.
"Community" unveils movie-like trailer for Season 5
Check out "Mr. Winger." PLUS: See the "Community" poster for Season 5.
A&E orders a magician reality show
On "Don't Trust Andrew Mayne," illusionist Andrew Mayne will help people get back at their enemies by teaching them magic lessons.
American Film Institute's Top 10 TVs shows of 2013 include "Scandal" and "Breaking Bad"
"Homeland" is out this year, while "Orange is the New Black" is in.
CBS orders "The Dovekeepers," a miniseries from Mark Burnett and Roma Downey
The four-hour miniseries is based on the 2011 bestseller, and will be set in ancient Israel.
Watch History channel's "The Vikings" Season 2 promo
Set to Lorde's" Glory and Gore."
"Californication" to end with Season 7
David Duchovny will wrap up his Hank Moody character starting in April.
"Bonnie & Clyde" miniseries watched by 9.8M across History, A&E and Lifetime
History channel had the largest audience, followed by Lifetime and A&E.
Ryan Seacrest would like to co-host "Today" someday
Seacrest told CNN: "There's been a paradigm shift in the style of those shows... the style of show that I watched when I was a kid and you watched when you were a kid is a little bit different than it is now."
Coming soon: "SpongeBob"-themed yellow USPS mailboxes
The United States Postal Service has unveiled special "SpongeBob MailPants" boxes.
Here are all the "sucks" uttered on ESPN this past month
Watch what prompted ESPN to clamp down on "sucks."
"Bob's Burgers" honors "Battlestar Galactica" on its 10th anniversary
Last night's episode had a "Edward James Olive-Most" burger.
Irish American female from Boston places 3rd on "Arab's Got Talent"
Jennifer Grout, 23, was the unexpected star of this season.
Sarah Palin hangs out with "Duck Dynasty" stars
Palin was in Louisiana on her book tour when she visited with the Robertson family.
Anderson Cooper and other CNN stars make a Ron Burgundy video
Cooper joins Wolf Blitzer and Chris Cuomo in a video for Will Ferrell's Funny or Die website.
Adult Swim renews "The Eric Andre Show"
Eric Andre and Hannibal Buress will be back for a 3rd season.
Johnny Carson's YouTube page posts a full "Tonight Show" episode from 1979, with guest David Letterman
Watch a holiday-themed episode from Dec. 20, 1979, with guests David Letterman and Bruce Dern.
Sarah Palin gets a TV show: "Amazing America With Sarah Palin"
The Sportsman Channel has given the former Republican vice presidential candidate a weekly show in which she explores America's outdoors lifestyle. It premieres in April.