Gwen Stefani is set to join 'The Voice' as a judge

Gwen Stefani is set to join “The Voice” as a judge
The No Doubt singer is in talks to take over Christina Aguilera’s chair in the fall, according to TMZ. Aguilera will take the season off in the fall as she prepares to give birth.


“Orphan Black” accused of stealing
A writer has sued the BBC claiming the BBC America series is based on a script he wrote in the ‘90s.


“Mixology” looking good for renewal, “Trophy Wife” and “The Neighbors” are still on the bubble
Meanwhile, fellow ABC sitcom “Suburgatory” could return next year for a shortened season.


Bravo’s “Southern Charm” is a “pop culture smear” on Charleston, South Carolina
That is what one local says of the reality show, according to the NY Times, "channeling the prevailing view of many longtime Charlestonians.”


Amy Poehler: “Parks and Rec” will have a big surprise in the final seconds of the season finale
"The last minute or so of our season finale…the last moments are really important and big things happen that kind of show you where we're going and where a lot of the characters are going or shows you where they may go,” she teased. PLUS: Can Leslie Knope have it all?


Watch profane outtakes from Amy Schumer’s Aaron Sorkin spoof
Josh Charles likes to drop F-bombs.


“Lost’s” Carlton Cuse: "Social media has created this bell curve effect around finales that is really overblown”
"I can’t say that the ending of a story is always the best part of the story,” he says, "and yet there’s sort of this implicit idea that the finale is somehow supposed to be the mind-blowing best episode of a show.”


What makes “Supernatural” so enduring?
Is it the hair? Is it Netflix? Or is the “400 pounds of dude” that the CW series showcases each week?


King Joffrey’s little brother on “Game of Thrones” was killed off last season — as another character
Joffrey’s brother is teen actor Dean-Charles Chapman’s 2nd role on the HBO series. He previously played Martyn Lannister, who was murdered in Season 3. PLUS: Has “GoT” jumped the shark already this season?, Joffrey meets "Mrs. Doubtfire," and Natalie Dormer on the Purple Wedding.


Scott Foley answers Reddit questions about “Scandal,” “Felicity,” “Grey’s" and Jennifer Garner
Foley says he prefers working on “Scandal” over “Grey’s Anatomy” because “Scandal” is a regular job, and not a guest stint. PLUS: Cher sings for "James Novak."


“SVU” boss makes the case for renewal
Showrunner Warren Leight says: "We're just in that moment of purgatory — for a crime we haven't committed.”


Monica Potter: “Parenthood” is set in Berkeley — it’s about time we had a gay character
“I’m like, ‘We live in Berkeley!’” she says of this week’s episode. "Even if we didn’t live in Berkeley, I’m like, ‘C’mon, lets go!’”


Heather Graham signed on for “Californication” having never watched the Showtime series
"I'm only allowed to say that I'm from David’s (Hank Moody’s) past,” who "adds a lot of conflict,” she says.


Tracy Morgan has still got it in his Comedy Central special
"Tracy Morgan: Bona Fide” shows the former “30 Rock” star at the top of his game.


See the trailer for “Petals on the Wind”
Lifetime's “Flowers in the Attic” followup is even crazier.


Religious TV has been resurrected
Programs like “The Bible” and Oprah’s upcoming “Belief” are trying to catch an audience interested in spirituality.


Stop trying to solve “Mad Men”!
All those theories are crap, says Sam Adams, who points out that Matthew Weiner has "never shown much interest in leaving clues for viewers to pore over. One of the more compelling theories about why creator Matthew Weiner is so obsessive about critics spoiling minor details is that it's a way to create an air of mystery around a show that otherwise doesn't generate much. Weiner prefers genuine surprise to an elongated tease.” PLUS: Should the Manson theories be taken seriously?, Vincent Kartheiser has stopped taking buses to the “Mad Men” set, Kartheiser started watching “True Detective” with Episode 7, costume designer Janie Bryant talks about Peggy’s power suit, all the ‘90s and ‘00s TV stars who’ve appeared on “Mad Men,” why “Mad Men” needs Sally Draper, and how “Mad Men” changed the way men dress.


Kristen Bell gets “Naked and Afraid” for Ellen
It’s one of Bell’s favorite shows.

Lindsay Lohan explains why she doesn’t wear a bra on “Lindsay”
Turns out she hates wearing bras, as she told Andy Cohen while wearing a bra.


TV is showing relationships that are more complicated
From “Game of Thrones” to “Elementary,” says Mary McNamara, "television is making room for relationships that side-step easy sentiment to explore the other ways in which we bind ourselves to each other.”


Check out “Cook Smart,” Alton Brown’s “Good Eats”-like web series
The Food Network star had said his former show might return in a different capacity.


Tori Spelling’s husband is reportedly upset his name isn’t in “True Tori” title
Dean McDermott, who’s at the center of the reality show, allegedly “feels betrayed."


Dennis O’Hare reveals details of his new “American Horror Story” character
“We’ll have lots of scenes with each other, but we’ll be battling,” he says of him and Jessica Lange.


Zac Efron drops his pants for “Workaholics”
Efron and Seth Rogen dropped by the set to promote their new movie “Neighbors."


Billy Crystal’s “700 Sundays” gets an HBO showcase this weekend
The one-man show isn’t a “greatest hits” revue.


Watch Key & Peele on “Fargo”
The Comedy Central duo play FBI agents on the FX series.


Inside “SNL’s” makeup lab
First-year “SNL”-er John Milhiser introduces us to the makeup world of “Saturday Night Live."


Jim Rash: I watch all the shows featured on “The Writers’ Room” — but “Pretty Little Liars” proved a challenge
"I do!” the “Community” star says of his Sundance series, which returns tonight with “Scandal. "It’s a lot of weekends…Luckily, some of these shows I was already watching. I was already watching 'Breaking Bad' and Game of Thrones last year, and I was already watching 'Parks and Recreation.' But then I just do some binge watching. Now, clearly, with 'Pretty Little Liars,’ there’s like 100 episodes. There’s no way I was going to be able to fit in 100 episodes of 'Pretty Little Liars,' so I just sort of watched a list of key episodes."


BBC America tells "The Real History of Science Fiction”
The BBC-made series, airing after “Orphan Black” on Saturday, kicks off with an exploration of robots.


Food Network’s “Unwrapped” spawns “Rewrapped”
Marc Summers is back with a show that has chef contestants “rewrap” famous foods.


“Bob’s Burgers” Tina Belcher is an icon for anxious millennials
She’s dysfunctionally ambivalent, yet a decidedly moral person.


“Friday Night Lights” boss looks back at the series finale
Jason Katims didn’t shoot that final game any other way.


“Vikings” creator addresses last week’s death
Michael Hirst said he "decided quite a long time ago” to kill off that character.


“Devious Maids” is back
What will happen in Season 2? PLUS: Susan Lucci is enjoying her “Devious” work.


Whoopi Goldberg stars in “A Day Late and a Dollar Short” on Lifetime
She plays a dying matriarch Saturday in the film based on Terry McMillan’s book.


Ken Burns’ “The Roosevelts”: Watch a preview
The PBS documentary series, airing this fall, will tell the story of Theodore, Franklin and Eleanor.


Give credit to WGN America to trying something new with “Salem”
“Salem” does a good job reimaging witches. PLUS: It makes witch trials boring, this feels like a "me-too” exercise, and “Salem” uses 1 dress made of human hair.


Tatiana Maslany was warned “this is going to be insane” before joining “Orphan Black”
The 28-year-old actress, it turns out, can handle playing many characters, thanks to a strategy of using certain triggers that help her slip seamlessly into each role. "Last season, nobody knew about ('Orphan Black’) when we were shooting, so we kind of had this little private moment,” she says. "Now it's public and you have to sort of quiet up the noise — of peoples' opinions, peoples' criticisms, peoples' love. The pressure is people knowing about you and saying, 'OK, let's see what you can do.’” PLUS: “Orphan Black” is even clone-crazier in Season 2, showrunner planned Season 2 to “take off like a bullet” to avoid losing momentum, “Orphan Black” makes its feminist argument with flat male characters, this is a smart and challenging show, Jordan Gavaris talks Felix, and being famous feels foreign to Maslany.

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'Mad Men' gets a huge ratings boost from DVR users

“Mad Men” gets a huge ratings boost from DVR users
With DVR users accounted for, “Mad Men’s” Season 7 premiere ratings jumped 62% and narrowed the gap with last year’s premiere.


Laura Prepon will be back full-time on “Orange is the New Black” in Season 3
That is, if Netflix renews the prison drama for a 3rd season.


“Hot in Cleveland” books Luke Perry
The former “Beverly Hills 90210” star will go on a date with Wendie Malick’s character.


“Cougar Town’s” Ian Gomez joins CBS’ “Cuz-Bros” pilot
Technically, Gomez will be a guest-star in the pilot because he’s still tied to “Cougar Town” — unless the TBS comedy doesn’t return.


ABC Family orders paranormal drama pilot “Stitchers”
The pilot will have a woman “stitched” into the minds of the recently deceased so that she could use their memory to investigate murders for the government.


“Hawaii Five-0’s” Alex O’Loughlin weds
O’Loughlin and his girlfriend quietly got married in Hawaii recently.

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Michelle Obama will appear on 'Nashville'

Michelle Obama will appear on “Nashville"
Not only will the first lady appear on next week’s “Parks and Rec” season finale, she’ll also make a cameo on the May 7 episode of “Nashville.” Obama will attend a charity concert put on by Rayna Jaymes.

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'SNL' will celebrate its 40th anniversary in 2015 with a 3-hour NBC primetime special

“SNL” will celebrate its 40th anniversary in 2015 with a 3-hour NBC primetime special
NBC has set the “Saturday Night Live” special for Feb. 15, 2015. “SNL” launched on Oct. 11, 1975. No word yet on which "SNL" will actually appear.

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Report: Ryan Seacrest plans to exit E!’s red carpet and stick with 'Idol'

Report: Ryan Seacrest plans to exit E!’s red carpet and stick with “Idol”
Seacrest is close to signing a deal that would keep him on “American Idol” for another two years, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Seacrest is also expected to walk away from his E! red carpet duties, and his overall future with NBC Universal is unclear after his contract expired last month.


Discovery Channel’s Mount Everest jump could be in jeopardy following deadly avalanche
NBC News, which is producing next month’s jump for Discovery, says “the future of the production will be assessed at the appropriate time” after 13 Sherpa guides were killed last night. NBC News producers are now helping in the search and rescue operations.


“GMA” promotes Lara Spencer to co-host
She’ll now have equal status with Robin Roberts and George Stephanopolos.


Bill Clinton makes a “House of Cards” joke in front of Kevin Spacey
“I was always accused of getting away with murder, but Spacey actually does it in 15 minutes,”  the former president said at a Rain Forest benefit concert last night at Carnegie Hall.


Syfy renews “Face Off”
Season 7 of the prosthetic makeup reality competition will feature a “Life and Death” theme.


Appeals court reverses a ruling banning Lifetime from airing "Romeo Killer: The Chris Porco Story”
Lifetime had called the ruling "unprecedented and would cause grave and irreparable damage not just to Lifetime but to the constitutional protections for speech.”


See the full HBO “The Normal Heart” trailer
The trailer mainly focuses on Mark Ruffalo’s character.


“Ray Donovan” adds Eion Bailey
He’ll play a self-help guru who enlists Donovan for help.


Kim Novak didn’t leave the house for days following jokes about her Oscar appearance
"It really did throw me into a tailspin and it hit me hard,” says the 81-year-old acting legend, who equates the jabs to “bullying."


WGN America teases “Manhattan”
John Benjamin Hickey stars as leader of The Manhattan Project in the race to build the first atomic bomb during World War II.


TLC renews “Something Borrowed, Something New”
The wedding dress-design competition will return for a 3rd season.


Watch a preview of the new season of “Maron”
Marc Maron gets into it with Chris Hardwick and Michael Ian Black. PLUS: Maron has pillow talk with "Comedy Bang! Bang!”

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'Scandal' has its most-watched finale yet

“Scandal” has its most-watched finale yet
About 10.5 million viewers watched the explosive Season 3 conclusion. PLUS: “Parenthood” and “Community” were also up, while “The Crazy Ones” was down in its finale.


Jimmy Kimmel beats repeats, hits a season high with “Scandal” special
Kimmel was No. 1 last night for the first time since Jimmy Fallon took over "The Tonight Show," but Fallon and Letterman are on vacation this week (as is Kimmel).


“Scandal” finale: Underwhelming?
It was a good finale, says Samantha Highfill, but it wasn’t shocking at all. "I was able to walk away from the finale and sleep well, which just didn’t feel right to me, she says. "Look, I’m not saying it was a bad finale at all. I’m just saying that, if we’re talking purely about the shock factor that Scandal does so well, I was expecting more. But maybe that’s my own fault.” PLUS: “Scandal” is serving supreme inhumanity as delectable plot-twist tidbits, finale summed up everything that was wrong with Season 3, that last twist wasn’t that shocking, how women named Olivia Pope reacted to the finale, and Tony Goldwyn calls the finale his worst nightmare.


“Scandal’s” Columbus Short calls domestic violence allegations “outlandish”
"Life has the best scriptwriters of all time,” he tells NewsOne Now.” "That’s all I can say about that,” Short said with a chuckle. “I don’t mean to laugh but it read outlandish and it sounds even more outlandish coming out of your mouth.” PLUS: Could Short be kicked off "Scandal" over the allegations?


Hayden Panettiere won’t be part of “Heroes: Reborn”
"Well, it was a shock to me,” she says of the NBC miniseries, which she learned from her cousin. "I mean, we had nothing, nothing to do with it; it will definitely be interesting to see how they reinvent that."


“The View” alum Debbie Matenopoulos is married and pregnant
“I eloped in Greece and I’m four months pregnant!” says Matenopoulos, who now hosts the show "Home & Family.” PLUS: What happened to other “View” alums?


Whoopi Goldberg penning a pot column
“The View” star wrote about her marijuana vaporizer for The Denver Post’s new pot-centric website.


Watch “Grey’s Anatomy’s” Farewell to Cristina Yang promo
Sandra Oh still has a few more episodes to go.


“Parenthood’s” Season 5 finale felt out of whack with the season as a whole
"'The Pontiac' is a ‘F*CK IT!’ finale,” says By Todd VanDerWerff. "By that I mean that it has barely anything to do with the season that preceded it and hopes we don’t really pay attention to that fact. But on its own terms, as a wrap-up to some other, better season, it’s pretty terrific.” PLUS: That was a tearjerker, and “Parenthood” isn’t as good when given a full season.

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Shonda Rhimes answers burning 'Scandal' finale questions on Jimmy Kimmel

Shonda Rhimes answers burning “Scandal” finale questions on Jimmy Kimmel
Kimmel also shows a “Scandal” blooper reel and got dirt on “Scandal” actors. PLUS: This was "Scandal's" best episode yet.


George R.R. Martin reveals what a full-sized “Game of Thrones” dragon looks like
Martin posted an excerpt from his companion book to the Song of Ice and Fire novels.


Lindsay Lohan confirms her sex list is real on “Watch What Happens Live”
"That was actually my fifth step in AA at Betty Ford,” she told Andy Cohen.


U.S. Sen.  Elizabeth Warren: I threw up twice before my 1st “Daily Show” appearance
"I was miserable,” says the Massachusetts senator. "I had stage fright -- gut-wrenching, stomach-turning, bile-filled stage fright. And I was stuck in a gloomy little bathroom, about to go on 'The Daily Show.’”


Stephen Lang joins “Salem”
The “Avatar” star will play Increase Mather, an old-line, hard-core Puritan, on the WGN America series.


Jeremy Piven had never watched “Seinfeld” when he played George Costanza
"You know, what an incredible honor,” he writes in a Reddit AMA of his brief role on “Seinfeld.” "I think everyone loves ‘Seinfeld.' And the horrible truth that I'm so embarrassed to reveal is that at the time, I was very young, I was in my mid-twenties when I played George, and I didn't have a TV... so I had never seen 'Seinfeld.’”


“Community” ends its season, again as if it was truly the end
Although there’s a possibility of another season, the season finale felt like an appropriate season-ender.

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How 'Scandal’s' Mellie Grant slowly transformed into a fan favorite
Credit: ABC

How 'Scandal’s' Mellie Grant slowly transformed into a fan favorite

How “Scandal’s” Mellie Grant slowly transformed into a fan favorite
The First Lady has become the most complex and fun character on the ABC soap, says Kevin Fallon. He adds: "Some of it had to do with fatigue over the callously brazen affair between the show’s protagonists, Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington) and President Fitzgerald Grant (Tony Goldwyn). Much of it came as heartbreaking details about the ambitious—if embattled—character’s past came to surface and helped explain away the malicious wrath that seemed to be her guiding light. But, more than anything, the shift came as we all had the realization that the actress bringing Mellie to life, Bellamy Young, is just damned good at her job.” PLUS: Mellie is a rare female antihero on TV, play the “Scandal” finale drinking game, try the Shonda Rhimes “Scandal” monologue generator, which characters need to die?, Jeff Perry views Cyrus Beene's screaming and anxiety as cathartic, Scott Foley defends B613, Ellen DeGeneres tries to explain “Scandal,” how “Scandal” dominates social media, Katie Lowes poses for Esquire, “Scandal” stars discuss Rhimes’ monologues, how Rhimes uses music on “Scandal,” Shonda explains the writers’ room process, and Joe Morton says there are prayer groups for Rowan Pope.


“Grey’s Anatomy” vs. “Scandal”
Comparing Meredith and Olivia — Shonda Rhimes’ twisted sisters.


“The Daily Show’s” Jessica Williams: I’m not replacing Stephen Colbert
Williams took to Tumblr to address a petition urging Comedy Central to give her the 11:30 timeslot.


“Parks and Rec” books “Workaholics” star Blake Anderson for its season finale
He’ll play the founder of a Bay Area tech startup.


“Southland” boss: We’re perfectly suited to do a 2-hour wrap-up movie
The canceled TNT series could wrap things up with an event film that could appeal to new viewers.


“Parks and Rec” has also found writers via their Twitter feeds
"It's great for producers, it's a new way to find someone who can write jokes,” says co-creator Michael Schur, who hired two writers based on their tweets. "You get to see how their brain works.” But Mindy Kaling thinks hiring a writer based on their tweets is a bad idea: "Social media is great, but it's not something to be put on your resume. I worry that its distracting people from the hard work. And writing is hard work."


“Justified” creator: “You can’t win” with series finales
Says Graham Yost: "I mean, the 'How I Met Your Mother' guys had this planned from the beginning and people say 'oh they had this planned from the beginning. That’s terrible.' And if it feels more improvised, people say 'oh they should have planned it from the beginning.’"


Jonah from “Veep” hung out with Maryland’s governor
The HBO drama has been a major highlight in Gov. Martin O’Malley’s plan to lure TV shows to his state with tax credits.


“Jeopardy!” has a rare 6-time female winner
Sandie Brown’s streak has only been matched by women two other time.


Why doesn’t TV have any butch lesbians?
“Somehow,” says Vanessa Vitiello, "we’ve even come to a point where it’s easier to think of straight butch TV characters—'Game of Thrones’' Brienne of Tarth, Coaches Shannon Beiste and Sue Sylvester of ‘Glee,' and 'Battlestar Galactica’s' Starbuck, to name a few, than it is to come up with an actual butch lesbian."


Why “New Girl” is like a 1930s romcom
Nick and Jess harken back to the screwball romantic comedies of the depression era.


Transgender TV personality B. Scott loses lawsuit claiming BET made him change his gender identity
A judge ruled that BET had the right to control "the appearance of individuals appearing on-air."


Ranking TV’s worst child characters: “Modern Family’s” Lily is No. 2
No. 1? Sydney from “Parenthood.”


Chris Messina = “The Guy You See in Everything”
From “The Mindy Project” to “New Girl.”


Joan Rivers: Gwyneth Paltrow confronted me over “Fashion Police”
"The worst criticism was, ugh, Gwyneth Paltrow,” Rivers said on “Watch What Happens Live.” "She came in and yelled at us, but she stood up,” she added. "She couldn't sit down because she's got a stick up her rear end."


There are 2 things to know about “Parenthood”: 1) Nothing happens, 2) It’ll make you cry
That it’s the “Seinfeld” of dramas makes the NBC series easy to jump into. PLUS: Xolo Mariduena on rooting for Joel and Julia, and Erika Christensen’s journey from teen star to “Parenthood."


“Game of Thrones” gets the “Frozen” treatment
Watch a “Let It Go” parody of the HBO series. PLUS: Tormund Giantsbane explains how to grow and shave a beard, and HBO Canada put a Dragon Bowl on the sidewalk.


"Sullivan & Son” is bringing back Ken Jeong and Billy Gardell
"The Big Bang Theory’s" Kunal Nayyar will also return this season to the TBS comedy.


“SNL’s” “28 Reasons” is now available for download
The Black History Month song has been posted to iTunes.


“Adventure Time” is back for Season 6
The Cartoon Network series is "one of the most philosophically risky and, often, emotionally affecting shows on TV,” says Emily Nussbaum.


“24’s” Jack Bauer and Chloe O’Brian take a selfie
“Our 70s rock album cover.”

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ABC removes Bryan Singer’s name from ads for 'Black Box' in wake of sexual abuse allegations

ABC removes Bryan Singer’s name from ads for “Black Box” in wake of sexual abuse allegations
Commercials will be re-edited to omit the name of Singer, who serves as executive producer on the upcoming drama.


Fox dumping its Saturday night Animation Domination HD block
The ADHD block will end on June 28.


“Community” wraps up its 5th season, having returned to its earlier glory
Dan Harmon did indeed bring back what made "Community" special this season. PLUS: Gillian Jacobs says, "it really has been the strongest season ever."


“Louie” offers another taste of Season 4
This time in Dr. Charles Grodin's office.


Tracy Morgan answers questions on Reddit, recalls getting “there” with Liz Lemon
"It felt good. I hope it felt good for Liz Lemon too!” he writes. "It felt great to get there.” Morgan also admitted to farting in front of Kate Upton and said he’d like Will Smith to play him in the movie about his life.


Bret Harrison joins “Astronaut’s Wives Club” for a “Breaking In” reunion
He’ll play the husband of Odette Annable, his former co-star on Fox's “Breaking In.”

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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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