Fox cuts "Dads" order
The freshman comedy's 22-episode full-season order has been reduced to 19 episodes.
ABC's "20/20" and CBS' "48 Hours" will be devoted to Nelson Mandela
Also paying tribute is History channel, which is re-airing "Miracle Rising: South Africa."
"Bunheads" alum Sutton Foster joins a TV Land pilot from Darren Star
On "Young," based on the novel, Foster will play a 40-something housewife who is able to pass herself off as a 20-something.
"Sound of Music Live" director defends Carrie Underwood: She was in a "lose-lose situation"
Former "SNL" director Beth McCarthy-Miller is glad there were very few problems, though she has read a few reviews. "I think it was a lose-lose situation for her because I think everyone had such memories of Julie Andrews," she says. "I think it’s so hard to try to recreate such an iconic role, but I was blown away by her, and I've never seen anyone work harder in my life." PLUS: Twitter made the whole event worthwhile, celebs became critics on Twitter, Cameron Diaz had a field day live-tweeting, more celebrity reaction, its unprofessionalism is what made it so great to watch, "Liesl" and "Gretl" slam the remake, and its success will lead to more big TV events.
Syfy's re-imagined "Battlestar Galactica" turns 10
Sunday marks the 10th anniversary of the miniseries that launched Ronald D. Moore's "Battlestar," which took on the War on Terror in "intellectually challenging or uncomfortable ways" during a time when sci-fi on television wasn't taken that serious, as Maureen Ryan notes. She adds: "I wouldn't make the argument that every episode is perfect -- nor would anyone associated with the show -- but I would argue that very few shows from the post-aughts Golden Age aimed higher and hit their chosen targets more consistently and more thrillingly."
"Mob Wives" star's husband sentenced to 7 years in prison
Alicia DiMichele, who just made her debut on the VH1 reality show, is married to Edward (Tall Guy) Garofalo, Jr., a mob enforcer who is being sent away in an extortion case.
Ex-"America's Next Top Model" director shot and killed in his home
James Marcus Howe was shot dead last week in a home invasion robbery.
Read the casting sheet for "NCIS: New Orleans"
There will be an Agent Pride on the 2nd "NCIS" spinoff.
Katy Perry to guest on "Kroll Show"
Also appearing with Nick Kroll on Season 2 are Craig Robinson, Jordan Peele, Jon Heder and Will Forte.
Don't believe reports that teens are rejecting TV
Today's average teenager watches about 3 hours of television per day.
Amber Tamblyn watches "Real Housewives" with hubby David Cross
"If I have any kind of guilty pleasure, it's 'The Real Housewives,'" says the "Two and a Half Men" star. "It's funny because my husband hates those programs—hates them—yet he'll come in and tell me, 'Why don’t you just turn this crap off,' and then stand there and watch it for like 20 minutes, and before you know it, he’s like, 'Oh, that’s not what she said! Kim is so crazy!'"
"Smash" musical to be performed this weekend
You have three chances to watch "Hit List."
"Arrow's" Greg Berlanti has perfected the formula for adapting comic books to TV
The longtime TV honcho behind "Everwood" and "Brothers & Sisters" is "someone who honors, appreciates and really understands the form and the concept of these iconic characters," says Peter Roth, the head Warner Bros. TV.
Why does "The Twilight Zone" endure?
Artists from Rob Zombie to Kirk Hammett talk about the classic series as it's released in a new box set.
Posters for "Seinfeld" movie "Rochelle Rochelle" go up in NYC
Check out the credit section of the movie poster, containing many "Seinfeld" shout-outs. PLUS: See Michael Richards' son.
"Survivor" winner Tina Wesson's son dies
Taylor Lee Collins, 25, whose sister, Katie, is also competing on this season of "Survivor" died in a car accident earlier this week.
Meet the person responsible for the sound on "Treme" and "The Wire"
On "Treme," sound editor Jennifer Ralston tries to capture the sound of New Orleans. On "The Wire," she had to work without a score.
Watch Chloe Sevigny in "Those Who Kill"
She plays a police detective on the A&E series debuting in March.
Lena Dunham interviews Judy Blume for a book
Turns out the author of books for children and young adults is a "Girls" fan.
See the new "Bates Motel" trailers
Watch Norman and his latest trophy.
New trend: TV stars pitching products tied to their shows
TV stars in the 50s did it, now TV stars of today are starting to hawk products connected to their shows.
BBC presents "Gangsta Granny"
Check out the trailer for the British TV special.
"Gilmore Girls" alums: Where are they now?
Whatever happened to Scott Patterson?
Spencer Pratt has finished his USC degree 10 years after starting college
"I was busy being famous!" says the poli sci major.
McKayla Maroney was "obsessed" with "Bones"
The Olympic gymnast talks about winging her part on tonight's episode.
Phil Keoghan previews "The Amazing Race" finale
"I do think we have four very strong and determined teams left," he says. "This will be a very exciting final leg!" PLUS: What it's like to compete on "Amazing Race."
"Bonnie and Clyde": It's misogynistic and awful
The History/A&E/Lifetime miniseries is "an uninspired melding of Lifetime movie and biopic, with none of the virtues of a Lifetime movie (not campy enough) and none of the virtues of a biopic (it is egregiously fictionalized)," says Willa Paskin. PLUS: It's full of unrelenting mediocrity, and it could've been a lot worse.
AMC cancels "Low Winter Sun"
The Detroit-set crime drama lost much of its viewership after debuting to 2.5 million after "Breaking Bad."
Fox delays "The Following's" return, expands "Sleepy Hollow" finale to 2 hours
"The Following" will return on Jan. 27, one week after "Sleepy Hollow's" finale.
"Scandal" taps Jon Tenney as Mellie's possible love interest
"The Closer" alum will recur during the final part of the season.
"Scandal" Season 3 cut down to 18 episodes amid Kerry Washington pregnancy rumors
The ABC drama was originally supposed to produce 22 episodes this season.
Another "Terminator" TV series is in the works
The new "Terminator" will be made in conjunction with the rebooted film franchise.
ESPN will release Ron Burgundy's "SportsCenter" interview with Peyton Manning
The interview, which was teased earlier this week and which was to have aired on Thursday, will be shown across all ESPN platforms.
"The Little Couple's" Jen Arnold will let TLC cameras to document her battle with cancer
Arnold recently learned she has a rare form of cancer.
Discovery Channel to air "The Making of Mandela" on Sunday
Narrated by "Homeland" vet David Harewood, the documentary will air in the middle of the day on Sunday.
Twitter's CEO's goal is to get Tina Fey, Amy Poehler and Melissa McCarthy to start tweeting
They are the holdout CEO Dick Costelo most wants tweeting on his social networking site.
Shonda Rhimes explains last night's "Scandal" torture scene
"Everybody in the (writers') room accepted it because we're not watching the show," she says. "I feel like we're fighting against the very traditional idea that we see these people and we identify with them and therefore they must be good. On our show, we see these people and we identify with them — that doesn't mean they're good by any stretch of the imagination." PLUS: Jeff Perry on Cyrus, and examining all of Mellie's hairdos.
"Murphy Brown" stars to reunite in NYC
They'll celebrate the 25th anniversary on Wednesday at The Museum of Modern Art.
MTV orders "Shannara" from Jon Favreau and "Smallville" creators
Terry Brooks' popular fantasy books are set to become an MTV drama series, with Favreau producing and direction.
Introducing Seth Meyers' "Late Night" writing staff
Meyers' writers will be headed up by current Weekend Update head writer Alex Baze.
ABC locks up "Peanuts" through 2020
Charlie Brown and his specials are staying on ABC.
PBS sending out a "Downton Abbey" tea truck on the streets of NYC
The mobile truck will provide free tea and biscuits in advance of the season premiere.
Conan and Jim Parsons raid "The Big Bang Theory" set
The CBS comedy films nearby the "Conan" set.
See Marge Simpson finally get a new outfit, thanks to "Project Runway"
"The Simpsons" star was part of last night's "All-Stars" challenge.
"The Sound of Music Live's" huge ratings: 18.5 million tuned in
The live musical was the highest-rated Thursday NBC program since "ER's" finale in April 2009.
"The Sound of Music Live" wasn't a travesty, but Carrie Underwood can't act
The "Idol" alum sure could sing. But, says Hank Stuever, "When Underwood spoke her lines, she was as flat as the label on a Swiss Miss package of cocoa." Even Stephen Moyer struggled in this unusual format. PLUS: NBC's gamble paid off, give NBC credit for tackling the challenge, and "Vampire Von Trapp" alternated between German and English accents while Underwood spoke in a Southern accent.
Tina Fey & Amy Poehler attempt to sing in their first Golden Globes promo
Here's a preview of their "opening song."
DiGiorno tried to sell pizzas by live-tweeting "The Sound of Music Live"
"DOUGH a crust an unbaked crust RAY, a guy that likes pizza ME a pizza liked by a guy named ray FAH no idea what fah is SO so LA a city T tee."
Regina King joins "The Strain"
She'll play the manager of a rock star on the FX Guillermo Del Toro series.
Watch Paul Rudd's "SNL" promos with One Direction
Or as Rudd says, "The band I used to be in but was unceremoniously asked to leave."
You can now buy a "Breaking Bad" snow globe
With blue crystals that land on an RV when you shake it.
Brian Griffin will still be on "Family Guy," despite his TV death
According to Entertainment Weekly, Brian will resurface on the Dec. 15 episode.
PBS posts "Frontline's" 1999 look at the life of Nelson Mandela
The film "The Long Walk of Nelson Mandela" is now online for the first time. PLUS: TV networks aren't changing their primetime lineups for Mandela, and Danny Glover played Mandela in a 1987 HBO movie.
Alec Baldwin is going back to TV for 1 night, thanks to TCM
On Jan. 6, Baldwin will interview Turner Classic Movies host Robert Osborne for "Private Screenings."
HBO taps Esai Morales to play the president of the United States
He'll star in the HBO comedy pilot "The Brink."
"Mob City" attracts a modest viewership
Just 2.3 million tuned in for the first night of the noir miniseries.
Iran state TV attacks Jon Stewart -- then copies him
Iran’s state broadcaster recently devoted six minutes to attacking Stewart's upcoming film "Rosewater." Yet another report on the same channel uses some of Stewart's "Daily Show" tactics to mock the media.
Play "The Sound of Music Live" drinking game
Take two sips every time someone's accent falters.
Dreama Walker to star in "The Grim Sleeper" on Lifetime
The film will focus on L.A.'s notorious "grim sleeper" killer.
"Billy on the Street" nabs Lindsay Lohan and Lena Dunham
Season 3 of Billy Eichner's game show will also feature Olivia Wilde, Amy Poehler, Nick Offerman, Joel McHale, Paul Rudd and Neil Patrick Harris.
"Lost" alum Rebecca Mader joins "Once Upon a Time"
She'll play the latest Big Bad.
What are the Top 10 episodes of 2013?
"Breaking Bad" is No. 1.
Nelson Mandela dies: ESPN preempts programming to pay tribute
After news broke of Mandela's death at age 95, ESPN moved signature program "Pardon the Interruption" to ESPN2 so ESPN could cover Mandela's death from a sports perspective. ESPN also had Bob Ley delve into Mandela's legacy.
Dianna Agron is on board for "Glee's" 100th episode
Agron, who was conspicuously absent from the Cory Monteith tribute episode is "IN" for the "Glee" 100th, Ryan Murphy tweeted.
"SNL's" Nasim Pedrad and Elliott Gould rejoin "Mulaney"
The Fox comedy project starring former "SNL" writer John Mulaney is retaining Pedrad and Gould, who were in the original NBC pilot.