'Devious Maids' renewed for Season 3
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'Devious Maids' renewed for Season 3

Marc Cherry stepping back as show runner

“Devious Maids” renewed for Season 3
The Lifetime series took so long to receive a well-earned 3rd-season pickup in part to find new showrunners. “The time is coming to a close on my day-to-day showrunning,” creator/showrunner Marc Cherry tells Deadline. He’ll step back as two new showrunners come aboard.

Ex-President George H.W. Bush tells the real Olivia Pope he’s been watching 'Scandal'
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Ex-President George H.W. Bush tells the real Olivia Pope he’s been watching 'Scandal'

Washington Redskins fans featured on 'The Daily Show' tried to revoke consent hours before their segment aired

Ex-President George H.W. Bush tells the real Olivia Pope he’s been watching “Scandal”
P.R. professional Judy Smith, "Scandal's" real-life inspiration who worked in the Bush administration as the president's special assistant and deputy press secretary, had to warn the 41st president that the ABC series diverged from her biography to include a fictional affair. When Smith contacted the 90-year-old Bush, he jokingly responded: “I’m going to confirm the affair…I have young people working in my office now. They said I need to stay relevant, it’s good for my reputation.”


Washington Redskins fans featured on “The Daily Show" tried to revoke consent hours before their segment aired
“As those agreements were procured under false pretenses, they are NULL AND VOID,” the attorney wrote “The Daily Show’s” producer on the piece. “The purpose of this letter is to inform you that my clients DO NOT CONSENT to the use of their image or any of their statements by The Daily Show, either for a show about The Washington Redskins or any other subject.”


“The Originals” unveils its Season 2 poster
“Eat, drink and be wary” is this season’s tagline.


Randy Jackson’s wife files for divorce
The former “Idol” judge’s marriage is ending after 18 years.

'Lost' reunion: Josh Holloway to star in USA’s 'Colony' from Carlton Cuse
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'Lost' reunion: Josh Holloway to star in USA’s 'Colony' from Carlton Cuse

“Lost” reunion: Josh Holloway to star in USA’s “Colony” from Carlton Cuse
Holloway is reuniting with former “Lost” executive producer Cuse on a thriller about an L.A. family dealing with a “foreign occupation. Holloway will play a former FBI agent who is forced to collaborate with the occupational government to protect his family.

'The Daily Show' under fire from One Direction fans for joking that one of its members is a terrorist
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'The Daily Show' under fire from One Direction fans for joking that one of its members is a terrorist

'How to Get Away with Murder' got no 'pushback' over the graphic gay and straight sex scenes

“The Daily Show” under fire from One Direction fans for joking that one of its members is a terrorist
"Daily Show" correspondent Jessica Williams didn’t mention any member of One Direction by name when she joked to Jon Stewart, "Just as you were talking, a new terrorist group has formed, with one member each from ISIS, Al Nusra, Al Qaeda, Hamas, One Direction and the Zetas drug cartel.”  Yet many One Direction fans are accusing “The Daily Show” of targeting Zayn Malik, the only Muslim member of the boy band. They’ve even started a “#TheDailyShowGoneTooFar” hashtag.


“Jimmy Kimmel Live” was No. 1 last night thanks to ShondaLand Thursdays
Kimmel, who had on “Scandal’s” Darby Stanchfield as well as Denzel Washington, bet out Jimmy Fallon and David Letterman.


“How to Get Away with Murder” got no "pushback” over the graphic gay and straight sex scenes
"I knew I wanted to push the envelope, especially with the gay sex,” creator Pete Nowalk tells E! "And to me, writing the gay characterization and writing some real gay sex into a network show is to right the wrong of all of the straight sex that you see on TV. Because I didn't see that growing up, and I feel like the more people get used to two men kissing, the less weird it will be for people. I just feel like it's a lack of vision that you don't see it on TV, but ABC has never had a note about any of the weird stuff in the show, so I'm gonna keep it going.” PLUS: Season 1 has been mapped out, and why the cast looks so familiar?


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Shonda Rhimes conquers Thursday with 'How to Get Away with Murder' delivering a bigger audience than 'Scandal'
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Shonda Rhimes conquers Thursday with 'How to Get Away with Murder' delivering a bigger audience than 'Scandal'

'Gilligan’s Island' premiered 50 years ago today

Shonda Rhimes conquers Thursday with “How to Get Away with Murder” delivering a bigger audience than “Scandal”
About 14 million checked out the latest ShondaLand series, while “Scandal” returned to bigger numbers. “Grey’s Anatomy,” though, suffered a 12% dip in its new 8 pm timeslot. PLUS: “Murder” is now the No. 1 new show.


Jerry Seinfeld’s new “Comedians in Cars” season will feature Kevin Hart, Jimmy Fallon, Amy Schumer, Fred Armisen
Ali Wentworth, Colleen Ballinge and Bill Burr will also take a ride with Seinfeld.


“Gilligan’s Island” premiered 50 years ago today
The classic sitcom ran for three seasons, the first of which was in black and white.


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'The Daily Show' airs controversial Washington Redskins segment
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'The Daily Show' airs controversial Washington Redskins segment

People magazine apologizes for offensive Viola Davis tweet quoting from 'The Help'

“The Daily Show” airs controversial Washington Redskins segment
For the 2nd night in a row, Comedy Central targeted the Redskins' name. In fact, “The Daily Show” piece, which was supposed to feature a “tense showdown” between Native American activists and Redskins fans, aired vs. the Redskins game on CBS. Before introducing the piece, Jon Stewart offered a disclaimer: “Recently, we sent our intrepid reporter Jason Jones out to the field to explore the phenomenon of a certain Washington D.C. football team’s controversial name. We learned later that some of the participants who participated in the piece — they didn’t enjoy the experience.” He added: "We take the complaints seriously…If we find out, in a piece, that someone was intentionally misled or if their comments were intentionally misrepresented. We do not air that piece.” PLUS: Redskins fans target CBS’ Phil Simms, who tried not to say “Redskins” during the game — and slipped up only once.


People magazine apologizes for offensive Viola Davis tweet quoting from “The Help"
During the premiere of “How to Get Away With Murder,” People tweeted: “Waiting for Viola to break into ‘You is kind. You is smart. You is important.’” During “Scandal,” People tweeted another potentially offensive tweet: "Olivia's back to straight hair so you KNOW she means business."


Jon Favreau is shopping a drama project that would cover the history of the NFL
The project would cover the evolution of the pro football game, reaching back all the way to the ‘20s.


Chris Pratt: My cheesy, chest-baring headshot got me “Everwood”
Pratt explained the story of that headshot to Jimmy Fallon. PLUS: Pratt in high school would “plagiarize” “SNL."

Why ABC handed Thursdays to Shonda Rhimes: Because she gets it
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Why ABC handed Thursdays to Shonda Rhimes: Because she gets it

'Scandal' is back: Here are 4 hopes for new season

Why ABC handed Thursdays to Shonda Rhimes: Because she gets it
Shonda Rhimes and her “ShondaLand” gets that social media is a key ingredient in promoting your show. But that’s not all. As Alexander Hardy notes, "With a decade of primetime hits and misses under her belt, Rhimes is a master at creating bustling content, hooking viewers emotionally, and assaulting the senses with just the right amounts the saccharine and the stomach turning. Her characters—whether gladiators, doctors, or otherwise—are cocktails made with equal parts ridiculous, despicable, and histrionic.” PLUS: How much TV can Shonda conquer?, how Shonda Rhimes revolutionized gay characters, and play the “TGIT” drinking game.


“Scandal” is back: Here are 4 hopes for new season
Season 4 needs to have more Olivia, less Olitz. PLUS: “Scandal” stars tease Season 4, how to talk like a Gladiator, how to design an Olivia Pope-style living room, and 10 cryptic teases for the new season.


Watch “Chris Pratt’s “SNL” promos with Ariana Grande
As Pratt learns, she’s actually Italian.


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Nina Dobrev is heading to 'The Originals'
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Nina Dobrev is heading to 'The Originals'

Why 'SNL' writers love Kenan Thompson

Nina Dobrev is heading to “The Originals”
“The Vampire Diaries” star will play original doppelgänger Tatia in the "Vampire" spinoff’s 5th episode of the season.


If she accepts the "True Detective" job, Rachel McAdams will play a no-nonsense Monterey Sheriff
The character, Ani Bezzerides, is a professional on the job and a drinker and gambler in her private life.


Why “SNL” writers love Kenan Thompson
Adding the line “KENAN REACTS” will get a script extra laughs, says co-head writer Bryan Tucker. “In my nine seasons at ‘SNL,' Kenan has been one of the few cast members who writers lean on,” he explains. "Put him in your sketch somewhere, anywhere, and your sketch will get better. Because Kenan knows how to take ordinary lines and make them funny, and take funny lines and make them special.”


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CBS will continue double-pumping 'Big Bang' on Mondays — 'Mom' to swap with 'The Millers'
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CBS will continue double-pumping 'Big Bang' on Mondays — 'Mom' to swap with 'The Millers'

'Freaks and Geeks' premiered 15 years ago today

CBS will continue double-pumping “Big Bang” on Mondays — “Mom” to swap with “The Millers"
The two-episode “Big Bang Theory” block has been expanded to each of the next three Mondays. As a result, “Mom” will air on Thursdays this fall, premiering Oct. 30, and “The Millers” will be moved to Mondays, starting Oct. 20. But beginning in January, “The Millers” will move back to Thursdays and “Mom” will be back on Mondays.


“Outlander” will be back in April
Starz has set an April 4, 2015 date for the midseason premiere.


“Freaks and Geeks” premiered 15 years ago today
Here’s ranking every episode of the beloved NBC series.


“Brooklyn Nine-Nine” bringing back Craig Robinson
Likable car thief Pontiac Bandit will appear in the Christmas episode.

Report: HBO has offered Rachel McAdams the female lead in 'True Detective' Season 2 — Taylor Kitsch is also expected aboard
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Report: HBO has offered Rachel McAdams the female lead in 'True Detective' Season 2 — Taylor Kitsch is also expected aboard

'Utopia' shake-up: Castmates can soon vote each other out and pick new members

Report: HBO has offered Rachel McAdams the female lead in “True Detective” Season 2 — Taylor Kitsch is also expected aboard
Variety reports that McAdams has been the frontrunner for weeks, beating out such actresses as Jessica Biel and Malin Ackerman. Variety also reports that "Taylor Kitsch is also expected to land the role of the fourth lead."


“Utopia” shake-up: Castmates can soon vote each other out and pick new members
It’s big change for the Fox reality show, which was to have the same people live together for a year.


Kim Kardashian tackled at Paris Fashion Week by a notorious Ukrainian prankster
Vitalii Sediuk, who has antagonized Leo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt and Will Smith on the red carpet, is taking credit for today’s stunt.


Both late-night Jimmys are doing well
While "Jimmy Kimmel Live” had its most-watched third quarter, “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon” continued to dominate. PLUS: Kimmel to host a tribute to Matthew McConaughey.