'Hannibal' will try the split-season approach for Season 3

“Hannibal” will try the split-season approach for Season 3
Bryan Fuller says Season 3 will combine two seasons. “Two separate stories that’ll have two finales and so you get two seasons for the price of one,” he says. PLUS: Eddie Izzard will return via flashback, Clarice is part of a two-year plan, and watch the blooper reel.


Chris Carter: “There certainly have been conversations” about reviving “The X-Files"
Carter notes that he’s “very friendly” with Fox’s new bosses.


“Project Runway” is a lesson in today’s fashion world, despite failing to launch a true fashion star
Sure, Christian Siriano has found success. But he is the outlier, says Robin Givhan. She notes that “Project Runway” has "offered a nuanced tale about what success means in today’s fashion industry, why it is so difficult and why it mostly has nothing to do with having one’s name up in lights — or on the New York Stock Exchange.”


Jimmy Kimmel cracked Obama jokes on the night the president was supposed to visit
“He’s here in town to go to fundraisers, where he will spend the evening  pretending to care about what celebrities think,” Kimmel said at the top of his monologue last night. “I feel like the president only comes to LA for money. He’s like a college student who comes home to do laundry and steal food from the refrigerator.”


Craig Ferguson: I’d be willing to do another talk show, but not right away
“I would do another one. I just don’t want to do this one anymore,” the “Late Late” host tells Larry King.


“Sleepy Hollow” unveils an Oculus Rift experience at Comic-Con
Experience the CW series in 3D.


“The View” media attention hasn’t done anything for the ratings
The ABC daytime talk show is actually down this July compared to last year.


“True Blood’s” Nelsan Ellis blasts Luke Grimes for quitting over gay role
“You quit your job because you don’t want to play a gay part? You make a big statement when you go, ‘I don’t want to play this part because it’s gay,” Ellis says. “You just made a statement, and it has ripple effects.”


Check out “The Walking Dead’s” Comic-Con booth
“Glenn go to terminus."


A “Sharknado 2” app will change the lighting in your room while you’re watching
The audio cue track translates on-screen action into ambient lighting effects. PLUS: Tara Reid really believes a “Sharknado” could happen in real life.


The Venezuelan “world’s tallest slum” used on “Homeland” last season has begun evicting squatters
The Torre David skyscraper was used in Season 3 to torture Nicolas Brody.


Watch Tatiana Maslany fight zombies as “Shaun of the Dead”
The “Orphan Black” star once went to a convention to meet the cast of “Shaun of the Dead."


Eric Stonestreet: I refused to take a picture with Rick Santorum
The “Modern Family” star didn’t like the conservative politician’s stance on gays.


Comedy Central unveils "The Meltdown With Jonah and Kumail”
The standup showcase hosted by Jonah Ray and Kumail Nanjiani gets the post “@midnight” slot.


Former Kate Gosselin nanny details the eavesdropping, plus the strict rulebook
"When Jon called the kids on the phone, Kate said to us nannies, ‘You are Kate, so always listen in on the phone calls,’” says the anonymous nanny.


Ricky Martin joins “The Voice” in Mexico
He was previously a coach on “The Voice Australia."


CBS signs a deal with author James Patterson
The long-term deal comes as a CBS is adapting his “Zoo” book.

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'Community' will stay the same on Yahoo, but it won’t return before Christmas

“Community” will stay the same on Yahoo, but it won’t return before Christmas
“My philosophy is: Attempt to make the same show, and let the lack of boundaries make themselves felt,” Dan Harmon said at Comic-Con. ” I don’t want to take the wheels off so much that people think, ‘This is a new show.’” PLUS: Episodes won't be binge-released -- they'll be put out weekly.


“Teen Wolf” renewed for a super-sized Season 5
The MTV drama will be back with 20 episodes next year.


NBC to burn off the final 2 “Crossbones” episodes next week on a Saturday
Following this week’s regularly scheduled episode, the final two “Crossbones” episodes will air on Saturday, Aug. 2.


Melissa Gilbert is headed to “Secrets & Lies”
The "Little House on the Prairie” will return to ABC in a recurring role.

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'Charmed’s' Shannen Doherty & Holly Marie Combs are reuniting for a roadtrip TV series

“Charmed’s” Shannen Doherty & Holly Marie Combs are reuniting for a roadtrip TV series
"Off The Map With Shannen & Holly” from the Great American Country cable network will follow the former WB stars as they go through a “girls’ road trip” through the South, with viewers picking what activities they partake in.


Thailand’s military gov’t considers John Oliver a threat to its monarchy
A “highly confidential” document obtained by Vice News expresses outrage at the “Last Week Tonight” host for calling Thailand’s crown prince “buffoonish” and an idiot” on the June 22 episode.


“Scandal’s” Season 4 premiere gets a title: “Randy, Red, Superfreak and Julia”
Shonda Rhimes tweeted a picture of the script, which she wrote. The cast has its first table read of the season today. PLUS: Rhimes welcomes Eric Dane to Twitter.


Watch the 1st trailer for “Halo” TV series
Here’s the first look at the series originally created by the now-shuttered Xbox Entertainment.


“Under the Dome” has a plan to go 3 to 5 seasons
Producers also have an ending that leaves the door open to another run.


USA’s “Dig” is scouting locations around the world to find a “new Jerusalem”
Exec producer Gideon Raff said at Comic-Con, “We shot everything we need for the pilot and now we are relocating to Albuquerque but also scouting locations internationally that will be our new Jerusalem. We are committed not to give up based on what happened.”


“Elementary” books “Lost’s” Sonya Walger and “Revolution’s” Zak Orth
They’ll each guest-star next season.


Check out Homer and Marge Simpson wine bottles
A Russian designer has come up with “Simpsons” wine.


Amazon orders 2 more pilots, including one from “The X-Files’” Frank Spotnitz
Spotnitz and Scott Free’s "The Man In the High Castle,” based on the Philip K. Dick novel, will explore what would happen in 1962 had Germany and Japan won World War II. Meanwhile, "Just Add Magic” brings together the supernatural with cooking.

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Kiefer Sutherland: We considered doing a special '24: Live Another Day' ending for the DVD

Kiefer Sutherland: We considered doing a special “24: Live Another Day” ending for the DVD
“We talked about that maybe for the DVD, we’ll have Jack take out a hand grenade and blow the Russian helicopter up — we’d never had that kind of freedom before,” said Sutherland, speaking at Comic-Con.

 

Jerry Seinfeld says there are talks to bring “Seinfeld” to Netflix, reveals his favorite “Breaking Bad" character
"These conversations are presently taking place," Seinfeld said this morning in a Reddit AMA. As for "Breaking Bad," he says, "I relate to Dr. White. Any guy relates, once you're a dad, you always relate to the dad.” PLUS: Seinfeld may book non-comedians for “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee,” watch Seinfeld’s new “Single Shot” spinoff web series, and all about “Seinfeld’s” “The Opposite” episode.


Iggy Azalea to host MTV’s “House of Style”
The model/rapper make her debut on Aug. 4.


Watch Tina Fey & Rachel Dratch’s 2-woman show from 1999
"Dratch & Fey” ran in Chicago and NYC.


Are “Game of Thrones’” Jon Snow and Igritte back together in real life?
Kit Harington and Rose Leslie were spotted together last night at LAX.


Hub Network announces “Bark Week” for dogs
Inspired by Shark Week, Hub Network will air a week’s worth of dog-related programming from Aug. 17 to 22, including “It’s Me or the Dog” and “Scooby-Doo.”


“American Horror Story: Freak Show” casts an “All My Children” alum
Ryan Murphy announced the casting of Finn Wittrock on Twitter without revealing any details.


Nickelodeon moving “Legend of Korra” to the web
Nick insists the show isn’t canceled, but the final five episodes of the season will go online beginning next week.


Alums from “Bachelor” Juan Pablo and “Bachelorette” Andi Dorfman's seasons get engaged
Marcus Grodd and Lacy Faddoul are set to get married.

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Andy Samberg, Kit Harrington, Lena Dunham are on board for HBO sports mockumentary '7 Days in Hell'

Andy Samberg, Kit Harrington, Lena Dunham are on board for HBO sports mockumentary "7 Days in Hell"
The “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” star and the “Game of Thrones” hunk will play fierce tennis rivals in a film that will also feature Fred Armisen, Karen Gillan, Will Forte, Howie Mandel, June Squibb, Soledad O’Brien and Michael Sheen.


Adult Swim’s “Black Jesus” is "blasphemous, irreverent and disrespectful,” says a Christian group
The American Family Association and its One Million Moms division says of the Aaron McGruder series, “The blasphemous, irreverent and disrespectful show depicts him living in Compton Gardens and makes a mockery of the Lord.”


Mayim Bialik to co-host TV Land’s “Candid Camera” reboot
She’ll be joined by Peter Funt, son of “Candid Camera” creator Allen Funt.

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'Big Brother' tells Ariana Grande’s brother his grandpa died

“Big Brother” tells Ariana Grande’s brother his grandpa died
Frankie Grande’s final wish was to not be told about his grandfather dying while he was in the house.


“SpongeBob” and friends get buff for the 2nd movie
Check out a muscular SpongeBob SquarePants in "SpongeBob: Sponge Out of Water,” which is due out in February.


Conan loses his head on "Sharktopus Vs. Pteracuda”
Watch Conan O’Brien’s surprisingly violent cameo in the Roger Corman-directed scene.


Ricky Gervais “upset” with Louis CK: “I discovered that big sweaty slob”
Now that they’re battling in the same Emmy category, Gervais reveals his feud with his comedian pal Louis CK.


Emmy organizers want attendees to carpool and use fewer limos to get through Monday traffic
The shift this year to Monday rush hour has created a “nightmare” that has resulted in a major street that would normally close remaining open, while parking lots will be full of commuters.


“Extant” has lost 30% of its premiere viewership
The Halle Berry drama attracted 6.4 million viewers this week.


How will “The Avengers’” May 2015 sequel affects “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”?
Specifically, how will it affect Agent Coulson?


“Pornstache”: “OITNB” never made me a series regular, so I jumped to HBO
"The role that I have on ‘The Brink’ is a starring role, and it’s a no brainer,” Pablo Schreiber says of his new HBO show. “Absolutely, I chose to jump on board with that show. It was a better move for me as an actor.”


Kelsey Grammer becomes a dad again at age 59
The former “Frasier” star welcomed his 6th child, a boy who is the 2nd child with his wife Kayte Grammer.

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With 1 week to go, 'Big Bang Theory' cast negotiations haven't progressed

With 1 week to go, “Big Bang Theory” cast negotiations haven't progressed
Production is scheduled to begin one week from today, but little progress has been made.


Fox is using drones to promote “24: Live Another Day's” DVD at Comic-Con
“24” fans can take free drone lessons at Petco Park.


“Once Upon a Time” unveils a giant Comic-Con “Frozen” billboard
“Storybrooke has frozen over,” reads the tagline.


Ariana Grande won’t yank her brother from “Big Brother” to tell him their grandpa died
She tweeted this morning: "asked grandps last week if he wanted us to pull frankie off bb & he said "no way! he's gotta play the game even tho i don't understand it.”


Which “Game of Thrones” star will have the biggest movie career?
We’re starting to see some of the show’s younger stars, including Sophie Turner and Maisie Williams, in movie roles.


FX boss: I was complimenting “True Detective” — not taking a shot at the HBO series
FX CEO was quoted as saying on Monday that “True Detective” creator Nic Pizzolatto "is going to have to prove he can write something truly great every single year.” But some outlets omitted the last three words.


Dear Ted Cruz: Don’t call “True Blood” a “misogynist” show
You can ding the HBO series for its politics, but "the show isn’t misogynist,” says Amanda Marcotte, "and not just because you can see Alexander Skarsgård or Ryan Kwanten in the altogether in any random episode. (Though having a show that panders to the female gaze as much as the male gaze is a quiet triumph.) No, it’s because in the topsy-turvy, screwed-up world of True Blood, female characters are allowed to be just as crafty, evil, autonomous, and straight-up horny as the men.”


TV Land’s “Impastor” pilot taps “Dexter’s” Aimee Garcia and “Episodes’” Mircea Monroe
They’ll join Michael Rosenbaum in the comedy pilot about a fake gay pastor.


Steven Moffat: There’s still a chance Peter Jackson could direct a “Doctor Who” episode
"He's still incredibly busy on The Hobbit. I've spoken to him face to face, and he would like to do one,” says Moffat. PLUS: Every “Doctor Who” Series 8, teased.


Billy Bob Thornton backs away from his anti-“Cupcake Wars” comments
The “Fargo” star ticked off the reality show’s cast when he said on “Oprah’s Masters Class” this week, "Seriously, it's not that G** damn dangerous to make a cupcake."


Has "The Simpsons" been ruined by all the celebrity cameos?
"The show has a remarkably deep bench of established — beloved, even! — characters that it consistently casts aside in order to create episodes focused around celebrity guests,” notes Daniel D’Addario, who adds: "With very few exceptions, whenever a guest-star enters the fray, they become the absolute focus of attention, for whatever reason.”


“Drunk History” is actually a genuinely instructional documentary series
"The surprising part,” says Emily Nussbaum, "is that it’s ... a perversely effective way to deliver historical information. As it turns out, drunk narrators are also passionate, unpredictable, and entertaining narrators.”


Meghan McCain: I’m not joining “The View”
The Pivot star and daughter of John McCain was rumored as a possible conservative voice for “The View” panel.


Questlove hopes to bring music back to TV with VH1’s “SoundClash"
Premiering tonight, the show aims to create, as The Daily Beast notes, "a television show that both forces your favorite artists out of their comfort zones and reflects our own eclectic modern musical tastes.”


“Orange is the New Black” gets to use music from any genre
The Netflix comedy hasn’t had any trouble getting music cleared and licensed. “It feels effortless,” says music supervisor Bruce Gilbert. “I’m contacted daily by publishers and managers asking ‘What do you need for the show?’ It’s so nice to not be  able to tell them. I love that it can be absolutely anything."


See how the TV set evolved
An infographic shows all the television variations, from 1928 to 2007.


“Cheers” stars reunite
See how some of the stars, including Ted Danson and “Norm," look today.


“Arrow” Season 3: Here’s what’s happening
Exec producer Marc Guggenheim reveals some details on Season 3, before he heads to Comic-Con.


Check out the “How I Met Your Mother” Complete Series DVD box set
“The Whole Story” hits stores Sept. 23.


L.A. exhibit showcases "The Outstanding Art of Television Costume Design”
Check out outfits for everything from “Marvels Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” to “Orange is the New Black."


“Turn’s” Angus Macfadyen joins “The Pinkertons”
He’ll co-star in the syndicated drama, playing the founder of the famous Pinkerton Detective Agency.


“The Killing’s” Mireille Enos welcomes her 2nd child with “Spin City’s” Alan Ruck
Son Larkin Zouey joins daughter Vesper Vivienne.

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'New Girl' casts Jessica Biel as Jess’ nemesis

“New Girl” casts Jessica Biel as Jess’ new nemesis
The “7th Heaven” alum will guest-star in the Season 4 premiere.

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The 'most likely plan' is for Letterman to retire in May 2015, and Stephen Colbert to take over in September

The “most likely plan” is for Letterman to retire in May 2015, and Stephen Colbert to take over in September
According to late-night expert Bill Carter, “There will need to be a hiatus between the two — most likely for several months — as Mr. Colbert installs a new set to the theater and his staff moves in to old Letterman offices. The most likely plan is a farewell to Mr. Letterman at the end of May, with a September premiere for Mr. Colbert.” PLUS: Why Colbert would never move to L.A.


Watch a preview of “Nathan For You’s” Dump Starbucks episode
We’re finally going to see the result of Nathan Fielder’s widely publicized stunt.


Fox cancels “Jump of the Century” live event
Stuntman Eddie Braun and daredevil Big Ed Beckley were going to jump over the Idaho Snake River Canyon on the 40th anniversary of Evel Knievel’s failed attempt, but production had slowed as the budget ballooned.


President Obama tonight visits Shonda Rhimes’ house
The “Scandal” and “Grey’s Anatomy” honcho is hosting a fundraiser for the president and the Democratic National Committee.


Bill Maher: HBO’s "Real Time” wouldn’t survive under Rupert Murdoch’s ownership
"So many ways for a guy like me to lose his job, but I never dreamed these two would marry,” he says of Murdoch’s attempt to buy Time Warner, which owns HBO.


CW cancels “Backpackers” and “Seeds” — “Next Top Model” premiere moved up
The online series and Canadian import won’t get their CW debut. Instead, “America’s Next Top Model” has been moved up to Aug. 18.


Check out Colton Haynes as “Arrow’s” Arsenal
Roy Harper will become a full-fledged member of Team Arrow in Season 3.


“Community’s” Charley Koontz joins “CSI: Cyber”
He’ll play a social introvert agent who's a tech genius on the “CSI” spinoff.


2 “Vampire Diaries” stars get married
Joseph Morgan and Persia White are now husband and wife.

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Stephen Colbert’s 'Late Show' will stay at the Ed Sullivan Theater

Stephen Colbert’s "Late Show” will stay at the Ed Sullivan Theater
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo today announced a deal that would give CBS $11 million in tax credits and a $5 million grant to renovate the Ed Sullivan Theater after David Letterman retires. As part of the deal, CBS agrees to commit to about 200 New York-based  jobs to support the program's year-round production schedule.

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