'True Detective' confirms Rachel McAdams, Taylor Kitsch and Kelly Reilly for Season 2
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'True Detective' confirms Rachel McAdams, Taylor Kitsch and Kelly Reilly for Season 2

Check out Billy Crystal and Josh Gad in FX’s 'The Comedians'

“True Detective” confirms Rachel McAdams, Taylor Kitsch and Kelly Reilly for Season 2
McAdams will play Ani Bezzerides, a  Ventura County Sheriff’s detective. Kitsch will play a CHP motorcycle officer. And Reilly, the recent star of ABC’s “Black Box,” will play Vince Vaughn’s wife. PLUS: See Colin Farrell with a mustache and a bit of a paunch on the “True Detective” set.


Check out Billy Crystal and Josh Gad in FX’s “The Comedians”
FX has released five promo videos for its comedy about comedians making a comedy.


Budweiser ditching Clydesdales for Super Bowl ads
Instead of focusing on horses, Budweiser will try to lure younger beer drinkers with an emphasis on Jay-Z and craft beers.


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How 'Homeland' got good again
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How 'Homeland' got good again

HBO 'bombshell' documentary to tackle Scientology

How “Homeland” got good again
"Homeland" is back to being good, not great, this season, says James Poniewozik. "It’s easy to get excited when a show makes a turnaround like this, but I wouldn’t call "Homeland" great," he says. "Instead, it’s simply tried to be good, and that’s been the show’s smartest choice of all." "Homeland" became good again, he says, by focusing on its best relationship (Carrie and Saul), making Carrie competent again, picking interesting enemies and making this season about ideas.


HBO "bombshell" documentary to tackle Scientology
Alex Gibney, the Oscar-winning director behind "Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room” and “Taxi to the Dark Side,” will explore the connection between the controversial religion and its relationship to Hollywood. It’s based on the book “Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood & The Prison of Belief” by Lawrence Wright.


“The Mistress” is coming to Discovery Life Channel
Gordon Ramsay’s self-proclaimed former mistress, Sarah J. Symonds, will host this half-hour mistress intervention series, with each half-hour episode focusing on one mistress.


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American Music Awards down from last year
About 11.6 million watched last night’s awards show.


“SNL’s” Schoolhouse Rock parody was totally wrong about how gov’t works
The opening sketch sacrificed accuracy for comedy.


CNN taps Bill Weir to host “The Wonder List”
The environmental docuseries will examine “people, places and creatures that could be lost to future generations.”


NBC developing a comedy titled “#Winning”
The #Winning hashtag comedy has nothing to do with Charlie Sheen — it’s a comedy about friends.


Does TV have too many "Schmidts”?
Ashton Kutcher is a Schmidt on “Two and a Half Men,” Max Greenfield is a  Schmidt on “New Girl” and coming soon to Netflix is “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.”


Comedy Central developing “TripTank” spinoff "Jeff & Some Aliens"
The animated short about three extraterrestrials examining the world’s most average guy is poised to get its own series.


DirecTV unveils “Scrawny Arms Rob Lowe”
Rob Lowe is starring in yet another DirecTV ad.


What is it about “Gotham’s” Ben McKenzie that has made him so successful on TV?
The NY Times profiles McKenzie, now the star of his 3rd successful TV series, and notes: "There is a throwback quality to Mr. McKenzie, in both his polite manner and square-jaw looks, and it meshes with his roles so far. Antiheroes like Walter White and Don Draper may be all the rage on TV these days, but Mr. McKenzie’s characters, despite their imperfections, have been classic Hollywood-style idealists.” PLUS: Introducing “Gotham’s” Copperhead.

NBC halts production on 'Constantine' after 13 episodes, but it may return for a 2nd season
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NBC halts production on 'Constantine' after 13 episodes, but it may return for a 2nd season

Stephen Colbert, in conversation with Steve Carell, admits: 'I'm not that interested in politics'

NBC halts production on “Constantine” after 13 episodes, but it may return for a 2nd season
The DC Comics-based series’ 1st season will consist of 13 episodes. But the halting of production doesn’t mean the show is canceled. NBC had to make a decision on this season based on a few episodes.


Stephen Colbert, in conversation with Steve Carell, admits: "I'm not that interested in politics"
At a fundraiser Friday night, the alums of “The Dana Carvey Show” and “The Daily Show” talked about their TV pasts. And Colbert said “I can’t wait to find out” what he’ll be like on “The Late Show.” "I am not taking the character to CBS, and I'm curious what that really means…You'll notice when I don't do the character, how much of me will be familiar. Hopefully it'll only be the jokes and not the jerk,” he said, adding: "I'm not that political of a person. I like the behavior of people. I'm not that interested in politics and I get less and less interested in it every day."


Here’s the 1st look at “Harry Potter” author JK Rowling’s HBO/BBC miniseries “The Casual Vacancy”
Keeley Hawes, Julia McKenzie and Michael Gambon star in the social satire, based on Rowling’s book, which Rowling is producing herself.


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Katy Perry announces her Super Bowl halftime show via special video
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Katy Perry announces her Super Bowl halftime show via special video

ABC scraps John Stamos 'Members Only' dramedy

Katy Perry announces her Super Bowl halftime show via special video
The NFL and Perry made it official with a video released by Super Bowl halftime sponsor Pepsi. “This halftime show is going to be crazy,” Katy Perry says while walking through "my halftime show testing facility.”


ABC scraps John Stamos “Members Only” dramedy
Stamos along with “Breaking Bad” alum Betsy Brandt, Boris Kodjoe and Natalie Zea were set to star in a country club drama that, at one point, had director David O. Russell attached.

Ex-NBC employee claims he helped Bill Cosby pay off women

Ex-NBC employee claims he helped Bill Cosby pay off women

One day after dying, Marion Barry to appear on tonight’s 'Oprah: Where Are They Now?'

Ex-NBC employee claims he helped pay off Bill Cosby pay off women
Veteran NBC employee Frank Scotti says he served as Cosby’s “fixer,” inviting women to Cosby’s dressing room while he stood guard. “He had everybody fooled,” Scotti, 90, tells the NY Daily News. “Nobody suspected.” PLUS: Letterman staffers recall Cosby’s bizarre requests, a “Cosby Show” stand-in has come forward alleging harassment, Lisa Bonet did not send a tweet about Cosby, The Washington Post investigated Cosby allegations with a 13-reporter team, and “SNL’s” Michael Che said on Weekend Update: "I know it's not the same thing but, I forgave Kramer."


One day after dying, Marion Barry to appear on tonight’s “Oprah: Where Are They Now?"
The scandalous former Washington, D.C. mayor, who died last night, tweeted about his appearance on Thursday. PLUS: Barry tweeted about "Scandal" for his final tweet — he used to live-tweet episodes.


Will Fox revive “The X Factor”?
A British tabloid claims Fox is interested in a Season 4 of Simon Cowell’s failed reality show.


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'The Cosby Show' has become 'weird' to watch
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'The Cosby Show' has become 'weird' to watch

'Homeland' casts a surprising role

“The Cosby Show” has become “weird” to watch
“Weird,” says James Poniewozik, “in a way that’s hard to shake.” That’s because Cosby became so intertwined with Cliff Huxtable that it’s hard to separate the two in the wake of the rape allegations. “It seems hard to hear what we’ve been hearing and not feel anything different when watching Cliff Huxtable making faces and dispensing wisdom,” says Poniewozik. "'Innocent until proven guilty’ is a standard for the courts, for good reason. But it’s not a standard for life. If what you know or hear about an artist affects the way you see their work, you can no more will yourself to feel otherwise than you can force yourself not to blink.” PLUS: Cosby is NOT Cliff Huxtable, Cosby is likely earning very little from “Cosby Show” reruns, a “Cosby Show” fan feels a sense of guilt watching the show now, and Cosby spoke Friday about the allegations: "I know people are tired of me not saying anything, but a guy doesn't have to answer to innuendos. People should fact check. People shouldn't have to go through that and shouldn't answer to innuendos."


“Homeland” casts a surprising role
A Tony-winning Broadway veteran may shake up the Showtime series.


Report: Rosie O'Donnell and Whoopi Goldberg had a nasty “View” backstage argument over the Bill Cosby story
According to the NY Daily News, the exchange left Rosie Perez in tears.


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Tina Fey’s “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” jumps from NBC to Netflix — with a 2nd-season renewal
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Tina Fey’s “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” jumps from NBC to Netflix — with a 2nd-season renewal

Tina Fey’s “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” jumps from NBC to Netflix — with a 2nd-season renewal
The comedy starring “The Office” alum Ellie Kemper as a woman escaping doomsday cult was supposed to premiere on NBC in midseason. Now it’ll debut on Netflix in March, with a two-season 26-episode order. PLUS: NBC didn't know what to do with the show, so it was sold off to Netflix.


“Marry Me” promotes Dan Bucatinsky
He’ll become a series regular on the NBC comedy.

'The Queen Latifah Show' canceled after 2 seasons
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'The Queen Latifah Show' canceled after 2 seasons

Adam Pally is leaving 'The Mindy Project'

“The Queen Latifah Show” canceled after 2 seasons
Queen Latifah announced the news on her Facebook page, telling her staff: ""Your dedication and sacrifice was crucial to the entire team, and in the face of intense challenges, you displayed 'True Grit.!'"


Adam Pally is leaving “The Mindy Project”
According to TV Line, the “Happy Endings” alum will exit after this season’s 13th episode, which is when his contract expired. Pally, however, is expected to return as a guest-star on occasion. PLUS: Check out Julia Stiles on "Mindy."


Cheech Marin is coming to “Jane the Virgin”
He’ll play Jane’s abuelita Alba’s love interest.


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Spike TV orders 'Lip Sync Battle' from Jimmy Fallon, John Krasinski and Stephen Merchant
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Spike TV orders 'Lip Sync Battle' from Jimmy Fallon, John Krasinski and Stephen Merchant

2 black-themed cable channels pledge not to yank 'Cosby Show' reruns

Spike TV orders “Lip Sync Battle” from Jimmy Fallon, John Krasinski and Stephen Merchant
Much like on “The Tonight Show,” each "Lip Sync Battle" episode will feature celebrities — including Fallon, Krasinski and Merchant — battling it out for lip-sync supremacy.


2 black-themed cable channels pledge not to yank “Cosby Show” reruns
Magic Johnson’s ASPiRE Network and BET’s Centric tell TMZ they are not removing “Cosby Show” reruns in the wake of his rape allegations controversy.


James Corden tells Letterman his dad was stunned to learn of his 12:30 am timeslot
The future "Late Late Show" host's dad told him: Why not call it “The Early Early Show”?


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Norman Lear rejected an 'All in the Family' reboot
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Norman Lear rejected an 'All in the Family' reboot

'How to Get Away with Murder's' killer speaks

Norman Lear rejected an “All in the Family” reboot
The 92-year-old TV legend said last night that Sony proposed a 2015 update on his acclaimed series, revolving around a white or Latino family. Lear said he thought about the idea and said, “I’m not sure that there’s much that I would elect to do. After a while, with success comes the ability to say, We’re not doing this.“


FX announces premiere dates for “Justified,” “The Americans,” “Archer,” plus “It’s Always Sunny"
“Justified’s” final season kicks off Jan. 20. “The Americans” returns Jan. 28. “Archer” Season 6 debuts Jan. 8, while FXX’s “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” begins Season 10 on Jan. 14 along with Jay Baruchel comedy “Man Seeking Woman."


“How to Get Away with Murder’s” killer speaks
Says the killer: "I found out when we got the script.”


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