Brooks Wheelan: 'SNL' fired me

Brooks Wheelan: “SNL” fired me
One of seven featured players hired last season, Wheelan just tweeted: "Had a blast and loved every second of it. I'm totally honored to be able to make this next joke... FIRED FROM NEW YORK IT'S SATURDAY NIGHT!” The L.A.-based standup comic, considered the most likely to be fired of last season's new featured players, last year documented his "SNL" hiring in a video capturing one second from each day of 2013. PLUS: Wheelan quit his job as an engineer to join "SNL."


“Vampire Diaries” casts Colin Ferguson as Season 6’s villain
The "Eureka" star will play "the head of a community militia who will “do anything to protect his town.”

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Rob Lowe, Candice Bergen, Paz Vega to star in Lifetime’s 'Beautiful and Twisted' movie

Rob Lowe, Candice Bergen, Paz Vega to star in Lifetime’s “Beautiful and Twisted" movie
Lowe will play a murdered millionaire heir, Bergen will play his mom and Vega will also co-star as his former stripper ex-wife.


“Friday Night Lights” alum Gaius Charles joins NBC’s Charles Manson drama
The recent “Grey’s Anatomy” doctor will play "a former gang-banger who is now a fanatical Nation of Islam adherent whose hatred of the white man is evident" in "Aquarius."


Marvel using “The View” to announce a new project
The Disney-owned company is using its corporate connections to promote “an all-new thundering title” on Tuesday.


Watch the trailer for “Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce”
Lisa Edelstein stars in Bravo’s first scripted series, debuting Dec. 2.


Oxygen unveils new logo, announces “Very real” tagline
The rebranded Oxygen will focus on "authentic, proudly imperfect and diverse characters" for young, modern women. PLUS: Oxygen orders 2 new shows: “After Happily Ever After” and “It Takes a Sister."

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Gwen Stefani taps hubby Gavin Rossdale to join her on 'The Voice'

Gwen Stefani taps hubby Gavin Rossdale to join her on “The Voice”
Rossdale will serve as mentor for his wife's team.

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Stephen Colbert books NYC’s mayor via Twitter

Stephen Colbert books NYC’s mayor via Twitter
Colbert tweeted today, "@BillDeBlasio I demand you come on my show! Stop dodging me, Mr Mayor!” To which the mayor responded: "Sure, @StephenAtHome. How about Wednesday?” And that later prompted Colbert to tweet: "I demand you come on my show on Wednesday! Stop dodging me, Mr Mayor!"


Bravo gives San Francisco a “Million Dollar Listing,” renews “Southern Charm, gives “Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce” a holiday debut
In addition to announcing the 4th "Million Dollar" franchise, Bravo also announced two new series: “There Goes The Motherhood” and “Secrets & Wives.”


Oprah will send you a birthday card if you spend $200 on an O magazine subscription
The Oprah magazine has developed special bonuses for subscribers in hopes of boosting circulation.


Watch a preview of Jon Stewart getting coffee with Jerry Seinfeld
“The Daily Show” host is this week’s guest on “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee."


John Walsh does big numbers for CNN
The former “America’s Most Wanted” host’s new show “The Hunt with John Walsh” delivered CNN’s best original series demo debut.


First openly gay soccer player Robbie Rogers’ life to become a sitcom
Oscar producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron will develop the project based on the life of Rogers, who is currently dating TV producer Greg Berlanti.


Rosie still feuding with Elisabeth Hasselbeck on Twitter
Over the weekend, Rosie O’Donnell tweeted a link to an old clip of them arguing on “The View.” PLUS: Jenny McCarthy and Donnie Wahlberg may get married before she exits “The View,” and Meredith Vieira could never return to “The View" full-time.


Craig Ferguson to moderate Comic-Con’s “Game of Thrones” panel
"I shall be wearing chain mail underpants,” says the “Late Late Show” host.


“HIMYM’s” Ted Mosby responds to LeBron James going back to Cleveland
"Yes, I shaved for this,” Josh Radnor says of the video he filmed, which includes the real blue horn. PLUS: Hodor is going on a “Rave of Thrones” tour.


"House of Cards’" Kristen Connolly joins “The Whispers"
She’ll replace Brianna Brown, who was let go from the ABC pilot.


USA’s “Dig” producers talk about the difficulty of filming in Israel’s current climate
Producers have also released the first trailer for the six-part drama from the creators of “Heroes” and “Homeland."


Documentary about “Community” creator Dan Harmon will be shown in theaters and on video on demand
Says Harmon: "‘Harmontown’ is a fascinating glimpse into the mind of a man that would quote himself saying that a movie about him is fascinating.”


Showtime teases “Homeland”
Here’s the first look at Season 4.


Check out Fox’s Comic-Con posters
Including the “Bob’s Burgers” Food Pyramid.


“Nathan for You’s” Nathan Fielder: Only once did we have to scrap filming after a business owner learned about our show
Fielder talked about the making of his Comedy Central show in a Reddit AMA.


“Parenthood’s” Sarah Ramos will only return for 1 or 2 episodes in the final season
"You know we’re hoping that she comes back — we’re hoping she comes back for the first episode,” says exec producer Jason Katims. "You know she’s in college, the actress…so it’s about her schedule.”


Watch a glimpse of Kanye West’s failed reality TV pilot
West appeared in a pilot in 2010 with his travel agent.


“Real Housewives of New York” star threw her fake leg across a restaurant in season finale
Aviva Drescher apparently tossed her prosthetic leg during an argument featured in the July 22 Season 6 finale.


Weird Al’s “Tacky” music video features Eric Stonestreet, Aisha Tyler, Kristen Schaal
The parody of Pharrell’s “Happy” also includes Margaret Cho and Jack Black.


“Chrisley Knows Best” star: “Today, I’m not gay”
“I don't feel there's a need for me to not address it,” Todd Chrisley said of the gay rumors surrounding him.

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Yahoo may rescue 'Enlisted,' too

Yahoo may rescue “Enlisted,” too
The studio behind the canceled Fox military comedy is in negotiations for a 2nd season with Yahoo, according to Deadline.

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Hilary Clinton to visit Jon Stewart on Tuesday

Hilary Clinton to visit Jon Stewart on Tuesday
Clinton last appeared on “The Daily Show” in March 2008 and, before that, in Oct. 2003.


Ben Kingsley to star in Spike TV’s “Tut”
The “Gandhi” star Kingsley will play Ay, the Grand Vizier to King Tutankhamun, on the Spike event series.


8 unaired "Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23” episodes will be shown on Logo
Logo will also marathon the 16 episodes that did air of the canceled ABC comedy, starting this Saturday.


Turns out that “American Horror Story: Freak Show” teaser was fan-made
FX confirmed it didn’t release the “Fallen Angel” teaser.


“24’s” Cheng Zhi actor: "I didn't expect such a fervent reaction"
"Oh, my God,” says Tzi Ma. "I couldn't believe it! They wanted  this to be the surprise of the season. There were these posts on the ’24' Facebook page, and there was one chain that had, like, 900 responses. 'I can't believe he's back! I hate this guy!' It was unbelievable — the chatter.”


“Elementary” books “Smash’s” Raza Jaffrey
He’ll recur as Joan’s new boyfriend.


Meet the world’s greatest Peter Griffin impersonator
Robert Franzese has been doing the “Family Guy” patriarch at conventions for two years.


USA orders “Mr. Robot,” a computer hacking pilot
The drama pilot follows a young anti-social computer hacker who can only connect with people by hacking into their lives.

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Pic: Tracy Morgan is all smiles returning home from rehabilitation facility

Pic: Tracy Morgan is all smiles returning home from rehabilitation facility
“I’m OK,” Morgan said after getting into a car service. “I feel strong. Love you. Thank you very much. I appreciate it.”


Unrest in Israel leads FX’s “Tyrant” and USA’s “Dig” to delay production
“Tyrant,” which is shooting in Tel Aviv, will relocate to Turkey, while the Jerusalem-based “Dig” will extend its current previously scheduled hiatus by a few days.


Here’s your 1st look at Lifetime’s Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown
Yaya DaCosta and Arlen Escarpata are starring in the Angela Bassett-directed “Whitney.”


Erin Andrews replacing Pam Oliver as Fox Sports’ lead NFL sideline reporter
This is the 2nd time in as many months that Andrews has taken over somebody else’s job, after becoming “Dancing with the Stars” co-host earlier this year. This time she’s replacing Oliver, who’s been the lead sideline reporter for two decades. Oliver will move to the No. 2 team before exiting sideline reporting next year.


“Heroes: Reborn”: "The vast, vast majority are brand new characters, brand new ideas”
Despite the return of Jack Coleman and some interest by Zachary Quinto, “Heroes” creator Tim Kring says the emphasis will be on new characters. "If it was all completely brand new, we’d miss certain elements that need  to be there to give you that bridge to cross to something new,” he says. "I approached Coleman because he was a character who had a spine through the series that allowed you to meet new characters.”


Jenny McCarthy is going from “The View” to her own SiriusXM show
She’ll host the weekly show "Dirty, Sexy, Funny With Jenny McCarthy.”


NBC’s “Constantine” character won’t be bisexual, but will smoke cigarettes
The producers explained at the press tour how the DC Comics character will and won’t be different.


Matt Stone on Hulu’s “South Park” deal: "What we do is expensive..."
“It takes a lot of people,” he says, "and it makes sense to put it through windows in a way that produces a lot of value. We do what we do because we act like we own the stuff and try to surf whatever wave is out there.”


Fox gets new bosses
Dana Walden and Gary Newman replace Kevin Reilly, who exited last month after seven years from the entertainment side of the network.


Brawl breaks out at Bravo’s “Game of Crowns” premiere party
Two husbands on the pageant reality show got into a fight last night.


“Parks and Rec’s” Retta: Amy Poehler told me, “I’m not working with babies”
That, Retta explains, is why they ended up doing the time jump.


Check out “The Walking Dead’s” Norman Reedus gagged and bound
Here’s a striking image from Season 5. PLUS: Steven Yuen previews the season premiere.


Meet the full “Bachelor in Paradise” cast
Each episode will add two new “Bachelor” alums. PLUS: Renne Oteri is pregnant.


Ben Feldman can’t escape questions about his “Mad Men” nipple
Feldman has been asked a lot about his nipple while promoting his new NBC comedy “A to Z.”


Sarah Michelle Gellar’s new gig: Working at a lemonade stand
The former “Crazy Ones” star tweeted an image yesterday of her sitting at a roadside lemonade stand.


“Madam Secretary” adds a rebellious eldest daughter
Wallis Currie-Wood will play the daughter of Tea Leoni’s secretary of state character.

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Ann Curry is the latest rumored candidate for 'The View'

Ann Curry is the latest rumored candidate for “The View”
Curry, who is still bound by her NBC contract, is among a list of possible  co-hosts that includes everybody from Mario Cantone to Meghan McCain to Bernadette Peters.


“Parenthood” boss: Our final season will contain "one larger story that influences everybody on the show”
“The story is going to be introduced in the first episode and play throughout the season,” says exec producer Jason Katims. "It's a huge new challenge for the family and one  that we didn't see before… In this case, I feel like I want to do something that starts at the beginning of the season, by the way there will be as many story lines going on as usual, but this will be something that tracks us throughout the year.”


NBC’s “Marry Me” really isn’t about a wedding and a marriage
"We'll be doing general stories,” creator David Caspe told critics. "Occasionally we'll do stuff about the wedding. It's not episode two is the dress and episode three is we need another dress.”


Joss Whedon revives “Buffy” — on a napkin
Whedon recently responded to a fan’s request for "More Buffy the Vampire Slayer please” by drawing a “Buffy” scene on a napkin.

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'Doctor Who' unveils its full Peter Capaldi trailer

“Doctor Who” unveils its full Peter Capaldi trailer
“Am I a good man?” Peter Capaldi’s Doctor asks in his first full-length trailer.


“Whale Rider” star Keisha Castle-Hughes is rumored to be up for “Game of Thrones”
Castle-Hughes, an Oscar nominee at age 13, is reportedly a possible frontrunner to play the older bastard daughter of Oberyn Martell.


“Constantine” casts a Telemundo star as its new female lead
Angelica Celaya will play the role of Zed following the departure of Lucy Griffiths as Liv.

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Nickelodeon cancels 'Sam & Cat' after 1 season following behind-the-scenes drama

Nickelodeon cancels “Sam & Cat” after 1 season following behind-the-scenes drama
The spinoff of “Victorious" and “iCarly” ran into trouble as Ariana Grande, with her real-life singing career emerged as the bigger star over Jennette McCurdy. The 40-episode order for Season 1 also didn’t help.


TV Academy may look into Emmy category complaints
TV critics complained to TV Academy boss Bruce Rosenblum today about how nominees have been gaming the system, especially this year.


Seth Meyers promises “upbeat and fun” Emmys: "Certainly we don't want it to feel morbid”
"We want it to feel like a celebration of TV,” said Meyers, who, unlike Fallon four years ago, will start off the show without singing and dancing — just a regular monologue.


TV Academy may look into Emmy category complaints
TV critics complaiend to TV Academy boss Bruce Rosenblum today about how nominees have been gaming the system, especially this year.


“Glee” stars remember Cory Monteith on the 1-year anniversary of his death
Lea Michele tweeted: “We hold you in our hearts today, and every day we remember your smile. We will love you and miss you always.”


Get freaked out over “American Horror Story: Freakshow’s” 1st teaser
Ryan murphy has released a “Fallen Angel” teaser.


Katherine Heigl: “I certainly don’t see myself as being difficult”
"I would never intend to be difficult,” the “State of Affairs” star said while promoting her show at press tour. "I think it’s important for everyone to conduct themselves professionally and kindly. If I ever disappointed somebody, it was never intentional.” PLUS: Heigl on exiting "Grey's Anatomy": "I made a difficult decision, but it was the right decision for me at the time."


JWoww becomes a mom
The former “Jersey Showre” star welcomed a baby girl this afternoon.

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