HBO renews "Getting On"
The medical comedy will be back for a 2nd season.
"Doctor Who's" Karen Gillan to star in ABC's "Selfie"
In the "My Fair Lady" inspired pilot from the creator of "Suburgatory," Gillan will play Eliza Dooley, whose social media antics results her being the subject of an embarrassing viral video.
Olympics propels "Today" to No. 1 over "GMA"
The last time the "Today" show beat "Good Morning America" was during the London Olympics.
Kal Penn joins CBS' "Battle Creek," reunites with "House" creator
The crime drama from "Breaking Bad" creator Vince Gilligan will be run by "House" creator David Shore.
"NCIS: New Orleans" casts Scott Bakula's character's wife
"Person of Interest" vet Paige Turco will star on the CBS drama.
Haley Joel Osment joins the "Entourage" movie
No word on what the former "Sixth Sense" star will be playing, but his role will be "supporting."
Jimmy Kimmel fills in as KABC sports anchor
Watch Kimmel deliver the entire sports report for ABC's L.A. affiliate.
"The Simpsons'" Lego-themed episode will be called "Brick Like Me"
The 550th episode will air on May 4.
A "Pushing Daisies" musical!?
Says creator Bryan Fuller: "I would love to do a musical and make it all about Kristin Chenoweth and her character, Olive Snook. I think it would be incredible!"
Jason Biggs becomes a dad
The "Orange is the New Black" star and his wife welcomed a son named Sid on Saturday.
PBS tonight tells of "The Rise and Fall of Penn Station"
"American Experience" looks at the New York City landmark that was demolished in 1963.
"CSI" is getting another spinoff, with a cyber crime focus
The planned "CSI" spinoff will be hatched via a backdoor pilot, focusing on the Special Agent in Charge at the Cyber Crime Division of the FBI. "CSI" creator Anthony Zuiker will write the pilot, along with longtime executive producers Carol Mendelsohn and Ann Donahue.
"Napoleon Dynamite's" Jon Heder joins Fox family comedy
He'll play an underachieving 30-something man who lives with his parents, played by Jane Kaczmarek and David James Elliott.
11.3 million watched Jimmy Fallon's "Tonight Show" debut, topping Conan O'Brien's "Tonight" launch
Final numbers reveal that Fallon's "Tonight Show" premiere -- which premiered at midnight, instead of 11:35 -- topped Conan's debut in 2009 in total viewers, 11.31 million vs. 9.17 million.
A&E orders "Breaking Boston" from Mark Wahlberg
The reality show will follow a group of blue-collar women.
CBS shakes up "The NFL Today": Tony Gonzalez is in, Dan Marino and Shannon Sharpe are out
CBS had to do something because it was losing badly to "Fox NFL Sunday."
Adam Brody & Leighton Meester reportedly got secretly married
"The O.C." star and "Gossip Girls" star, both of whom starred on shows created by Josh Schwartz, had a "super-secret wedding," according to Us Weekly.
Jimmy Kimmel convinces pedestrians that President Franklin D. Roosevelt has just died
Last night's bit was a "brilliant social experiment," says Obama's former speechwriter, Jon Favreau, who adds: "As you watch this @jimmykimmel prank, think how much importance we attach to polling responses and focus groups."
"The Bob Newhart Show": The Complete series is coming to DVD
The classic sitcom will be released in a complete box set on May 27.
"The Walking Dead" again beats the Olympics in key viewers
For the 2nd week in a row, the zombie drama topped NBC's Sochi coverage in the all-important 18-49 demo.
"Flowers in the Attic" sequel casts Rose McIver
She'll take over from Kiernan Shipka as the older Cathy Dollganger.
"Real World" alum Jacinda Barrett will play Kyle Chandler's wife on Netflix
She's joining the psychological thriller from the creators of "Damages."
Stevie Nicks wants to write music for "Game of Thrones" after writing poetry for its characters
The HBO series has provided solace for the Fleetwood Mac singer since her mother died.
"Modern Family" cast has arrived in Australia
Turns out "Crocodile Dunphy" has Australian roots.
Why dumping every episode at same time has ruined the "House of Cards" viewing experience
Netflix's strategy has turned something that should be pleasurable into a burden, as viewers race to watch every episode in an attempt to avoid spoilers. "TV should not feel like a race, something to slog through just to breathe easy on the other side," says Louis Peitzman. "As entertaining as 'House of Cards' is, the show loses something when it becomes a marathon out of necessity and not desire." PLUS: Watch a brutal supercut of Frank Underwood's political advice.
Utah Jazz owner becomes an "Undercover Boss"
Greg Miller will disguise himself for an NBA team-themed episode.
CNN anchor slams "court jester" Jon Stewart
Chris Cuomo says Stewart's "Daily Show" interviews aren't hard-hitting enough. "When he gets a heavy in the chair next to him, he’s making jokes or nodding yes, yes, yes!" he says.
Watch Chris Farley perform as Matt Foley months before he joined "SNL"
Second City has found a clip of Farley performing his famous motivational character three years before it was resurrected on "Saturday Night Live." The clip also features Bob Odenkirk, who created the character, and Tim Meadows.
Check out the "Revenge" graphic novel
Emily Thorne got the comic book treatment.
The smartest thing Jimmy Fallon did on his 1st "Tonight Show": He introduced himself
"At first blush, it seemed incredibly obvious. It may just have been incredibly brilliant," says James Poniewozik, adding: "Each introduction Fallon made was a chance to frame the story, from the beginning, in a way that could make these longtime Tonight viewers–many of them older–comfortable with him, even while he hopefully brought in new ones."
Fallon's debut was strangely muted
"As if determined to distance himself further from the high-octane opening antics of the last new guy who tried to do this job -- (Conan) O'Brien -- Fallon entered stage center in a muted gray suit," says Mary McNamara. "And if he didn't go as far as apologizing for becoming the sixth man to host 'The Tonight Show,' he did rigorously, and at times irritatingly, reaffirm his signature humility."
Fallon's 1st night was "brilliant"
"Yes, he needs to relax," says Tom Shales, "and maybe cool it a little with the clapping, the drunk-uncle laughter, the excessive delight at whatever and whoever comes his way—but the sheer force of his apparent happiness is essentially irresistible. Some people spend fortunes and bathe their brains in drugs to create and sustain this kind of bliss; how disheartening it would be to learn that Fallon requires artificial stimuli to reach it, but that seems very, very unlikely. There's considerable evidence to support the idea that Our Boy Jimmy is as genuine as they come."
Fallon just needs to cut down on the gratitude and humility
"While gratitude and humility are admirable traits," says Robert Bianco, "there were times in Monday's opening moments when Fallon risked taking them to uncomfortable extremes. One more 'thank you,' one more 'I never thought I'd be here,' and viewers might have wondered whether they wanted to be there themselves."
Fallon's expanded new studio looks big, but it isn't
Only 50 new seats were added and Fallon didn't want to make the studio too big. As Verne Gay points out, "What the designers did apparently do was blow out the floor space in front of a new proscenium instead — which gives the illusion of expanse — and added that gilded bandstand for the Roots. All in all the studio redesign appears to be a real winner for the show."
Fallon's "Tonight Show" is trying to "triangulate" itself to appeal to young and old viewers
"In this first show," says Darren Franich, "you could marvel at how effectively Fallon and his team have attempted to triangulate themselves. Fallon’s new set is purposefully old-fashioned compared to the college-cafe-in-the-meatpacking-district where he lived on Late Night. But his bit about yearbook awards for Olympic athletes found time for a weed joke and a Saved by the Bell reference ('Lesbian Screech'), while mixing in rimshots about the Jonas Brothers and Justin Bieber."
This felt like a "blah" episode of "Late Night"
A "lack of originality pervaded the episode," says Margaret Lyons, who considers Fallon's "Tonight Show" debut more of a bland episode than any kind of watershed moment. "It was a respectable episode, fine and functional, but almost overwhelmingly not special," she says.
Fallon needs to get his interviewing skills in order
"For all his skills as a performer," says Brian Lowry, "Fallon is still a question mark in terms of his ability to make magic out of nothing at the desk, the place where Johnny Carson and David Letterman thrived – and endured. And frankly, his 'Aw shucks, I'm just so happy to be here' posture in Monday's maiden interviews with Smith and U2 got a little tedious even before the night was over."
Fallon couldn't have done a better job with his 1st episode
Most importantly, Jimmy Fallon's 1st guests showed that they liked him. "People are coming because of your heart," said Will Smith. "That," as Tim Goodman, points out, "couldn't be more true, because it's the ultimate Fallon hook. He doesn't offend. He's nice. He's happy. He likes to make fun of himself and spoof things without cruelty. He is, in many ways, a better fit than O'Brien."
That U2 rooftop performance was scary to watch
"The whole thing appeared to be one wind gust away from disaster," says Hank Stuever. "Jimmy, please don’t take your friends to the roof. Acrophobes everywhere are begging you."
Having U2 perform in the middle of the show seemed almost revolutionary
Traditionally, late-night shows have musical guests perform at the end, when viewers are tuning out.
Fallon stayed in his comfort zone by using many of his "Late Night" bits
"Yes," says Sarene Leeds, "Fallon's Tonight Show is just a brighter, shinier and bigger (no kidding – Fallon was dwarfed by the expanded floor and Johnny Carson-size curtain, and keyboardists James Poyser and Kamal Gray from house band the Roots are no longer relegated to their balcony perches), version of Late Night, but the transition is already way more seamless than the host's early days on Late Night."
Letterman acknowledged Fallon's 1st night with a crack about Leno
"First thing this morning, I get a call from my mom. She says 'David, did something happen to Jay?' What am I gonna do?" he asked his audience.
NY Post rails against New York for giving "The Tonight Show" tax breaks when Fallon was never leaving NYC
"Why are New York taxpayers using tax credits to bribe — er, subsidize — these men to do something they intended to do all along?" says the tabloid.
Olympic bobsledder fires back at Fallon
Steven Holcomb didn't like being called the "most likely to find an old hot wing in his pocket."
Remember when Fallon was a (kind of) movie star?
Let's recall Fallon's disappointing performances in "Taxi" and "Fever Pitch."
Showtime renews "Shameless" and "House of Lies"
They'll be back for a 5th and 4th season, respectively.
VH1 to show "Naked Dating"
Each episode will feature a man and a woman dating, as they each date two naked suitors. The reality show will be filmed in an exotic locale and edited "according to network standards."
Joe Biden will appear on "The View"
The vice president will make his 4th appearance Tuesday, the morning after appearing on the debut of "Late Night with Seth Meyers."
Elaine Stritch drops the F-bomb on "Today"
Watch the 89-year-old say the F-word in front of Hoda and Kathie Lee.
Jimmy Fallon's "Tonight Show" debut ties Conan O'Brien's "Tonight" launch
Early numbers show Fallon's 11:35 debut was up from Jay Leno's 2nd "Tonight Show" launch in 2010. PLUS: Once banned by Johnny Carson, Joan Rivers returned to "Tonight" for the first time in more than 25 years.
Jimmy Fallon's "Tonight Show" debut packed with A-listers
Watch a whole bunch of big names pay off Jimmy's $100 bet. PLUS: Will Smith & Jimmy present the Evolution of Hip-Hop Dancing, and Spike Lee directed the new "Tonight Show" opening.
Watch the "HIMYM" cast's complete Letterman Top 10
The Top 10 surprises from the final episode.