Bob Costas returns to NBC's Olympic coverage on Monday

Bob Costas returns to NBC's Olympic coverage on Monday

NBC tweeted a pic Sunday of a healthier-looking Costas rehearsing for his return on Monday.

"Snake Salvation" star dies from a snake bite
The star of the canceled Nat Geo reality show, Jamie Coots, died last night after refusing treatment for his poisonous snakebite. "Snake Salvation" aired late last year.

John Krasinski is a dad
"The Office" alum welcomed daughter Hazel this morning with wife Emily Blunt.

Introducing Eric Cowell, Simon's son

Simon Cowell shared photos of his newborn baby.

Charlie Sheen gets engaged to a porn star
Sheen is set to marry for the 4th time.

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Matt Lauer returns tonight to host NBC's primetime Olympic coverage

Matt Lauer returns tonight to host NBC's primetime Olympic coverage
Bob Costas says he hopes to return on Monday or Tuesday.

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'Orange is the New Black' returns June 6 -- watch the teaser

"Orange is the New Black" returns June 6 -- watch the teaser

Netflix announced the Season 2 premiere date at the end of the "House of Cards" season finale.

NBC opened a secret Starbucks in Sochi, flying in 15 baristas

Starbucks isn't an official sponsor, so NBC has had to keep its Starbucks a secret, using baristas from other Starbucks locations in Russia. PLUS: As expected, Meredith Vieira will return for a 2nd night.

"JAG's" David James Elliott joins a Fox comedy pilot

He'll be married to Jane Kaczmarek in "Here's Your Damn Family."

Jim Henson's "Muppets" puppeteer son, John Paul Henson, dies at 48
John,  the puppeteer behind the ogre Sweetums, died of a heart attack.

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'House of Cards' boss talks about THAT scene

"House of Cards" boss talks about THAT scene

"That was always in the cards," says creator Beau Willimon. PLUS: Analyzing that scene, should viewers have seen it coming?, "House of Cards" vs. Shakespeare, and what it was like binging through Season 2.

ABC Family cancels "Ravenswood"

The "Pretty Little Liars" spinoff is done after one season.

Rosie O'Donnell had stomach surgery to lose 40 pounds

"I did it to save my life," says Rosie of her vertical gastric sleeve surgery, which came after she suffered a heart attack.

"American Idol" will have a 360-degree set for the live shows, plus 2 stages
The new set, to be unveiled next week, will also feature the judges in the middle of the room. PLUS: What it's like to be "Idol's" lawyer.

Donald Trump complains that NBC News stars don't like him, even though he's had a show on NBC

That's according to a lengthy Buzzfeed profile: "It's funny; I have a tremendous hit show on NBC, and the NBC guys…" he pauses to choose his words carefully. "Chuck Todd does not treat me nicely… Brian Williams is not someone who treats me well." But, he hastens to add, "That’s his prerogative."

Susan Sarandon's daughter is pregnant -- what about their NBC comedy pilot?

Sarandon and daughter Eva Amurri, who's pregnant with her first child, signed up last October to co-star in "Growing Ivy."

Is "True Detective" the new best show on TV?
The HBO miniseries is accomplishing something rare on television.

Billy Crystal pens a tribute to Sid Caesar
Crystal writes in the NY Times: "I became as enamored with Sid and company as I did with the Yankees, two great teams with charismatic stars, Mickey Mantle and Sid Caesar, both in their glorious primes. I grew to imitate Sid’s powerhouse approach to sketch comedy. His virtuoso abilities in language and mime were as seductive as hitting from both sides of the plate."

"Top Chef Estrellas" is nothing like "Top Chef" -- it's more like a telenovela
In fact, the Telemundo competition features celebrities competing against each other for charity.

50 years ago, ABC debuted a show called "Valentine's Day"
The comedy lasted just one year -- and premiered not on Valentine's Day, but in September.

Watch the first 2 episodes of "Mixology," ABC's new comedy from producer Ryan Seacrest
Debuting Feb. 26, "Mixology" tells the story of "One Bar. One Night. Ten people."

Neil Patrick Harris' reaction to the final "HIMYM" table read: "holy dang moly"
"Holy moly," he adds. PLUS: See what other shows shot on the "HIMYM" stage, including "Dharma & Greg."

CBS orders Nigel Lythgoe's "In the Spotlight" performance reality show
The "So You Think You Can Dance" honcho is adapting the show from a Turkish format.

"Brooklyn Nine-Nine" showed a building near Andy Samberg's high school
The YMCA-PG&E Teen Center in Berkeley recently got a shout-out. It's located nearby Berkeley High School, which has paid tribute to Samberg and his Lonely Island pals, who are all alums from the '90s.

"Dance Mom" star sues Abby Lee Miller following their fight

Kelly Hyland wants $5 million after their "knock-down drag-out catfight."

Lena Dunham tours Silicon Valley
The "Girls" star spent today visiting Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. PLUS: Andrew Rannells talks about his "Girls" return.

"The Daily Show's" new head writer started as an intern, welcomed a baby on New Year's Day
Tim Carvell talks about his new job. This is his third week due to paternity leave.

Inside the Paula Deen cruise
Gawker Caity Weaver investigated, and learned that the former Food Network star once had sex on a train.

Is binge-watching behind the recent anthology craze?
It's easier to watch a show like "True Detective" when you know there is only going to be a limited number of episodes.

Christina Aguilera gets engaged to a former production assistant
"The Voice" star met her fiance on the set of "Burlesque."

Matthew Perry: College speaker
The former "Friends" star will deliver a lecture at the University of South Florida about his battles with addiction.

Showtime accused of stealing "Ray Donovan"

Writer Brian A. Larsen has sued, claiming he pitched the network in 2011 on a show with a similar concept.

Lifetime is developing "The One," a movie about the early life of Jesus Christ
The movie is set to focus on Jesus' life starting as a teenager.

"Backstrom" finds a new leading lady for Rainn Wilson.

Genevieve Angelson replaces Mamie Gummer.

Kristen Bell got a hug on "Sesame Street"

Watch her with Abby Cadaby.

What "The Simpsons" sounds like in other countries

Listen to the Japanese Homer say D'oh. PLUS: Introducing Duff Beer energy drink.

Read a valentine tribute to "Tosh.0"

"If loving him is wrong, I don't want to be right," Hank Stuever writes of his "secret dirty love," which gave a tepid review to five years ago.

Rob Lowe: NY Times book reviewer

The former "Parks and Rec" has penned a review of "Mad as Hell," a new book about Paddy Chayefsky's film "Network."

"Little House on the Prairie" has been fully restored for its Blu-ray release

Check out the HD "Little House."

Meet one of the new "Star Wars Rebels" characters
Ezra is a charismatic teenage con artist.

Tom Hardy signs on for a BBC2 series
"The Dark Knight Rises" has joined the cast of gangster drama "Peaky Blinders."

See Zooey Deschanel with her "New Girl" stunt double


"Downton Abbey's" Lady Mary Crawley has proven to be more selfish than Hannah Horvath
"I wouldn't go to Mary for a shoulder to cry on," says Lara Zarum, "but I could listen to her passive-aggressive dinner banter all night."

Cornell University student found inspiration in "Gilmore Girls" reruns

"Rory Gilmore helped me get to Cornell," writes Olivia Tice.

A "Dr. Horrible" sequel will eventually be made when its creators are less busy
All the Whedons currently have too much work to tackle to work on the sequel to "Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog."

"48 Hours" will show a 2-hour documentary Saturday about New Orleans marching bands

"The Whole Gritty City" will show how marching bands used for Mardi Gras help keep guys away from danger.

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'The Sopranos'' Michael Imperioli will play a cop on an ABC comedy pilot

'The Sopranos'' Michael Imperioli will play a cop on an ABC comedy pilot

Imperioli, who also starred on ABC's "Detroit 1-8-7" and "Life On Mars," will play a Long Island cop who's out of touch with the modern, liberal world.

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Simon Cowell becomes a dad

Simon Cowell becomes a dad

Cowell's girlfriend, Laura Silverman, gave birth to a baby boy today in New York City. UPDATE: Eric Cowell was named after Simon's dad.

TNT's "Guilty by Association" is getting Neve Campbell and Elisabeth Rohm
They're set to star in the legal drama from O.J. Simpson prosecutor Marcia Clark.

"House of Cards" sees surge in viewers for Season 2

One internet provider reported that 15% of Netflix users were watching Season 2.

Watch Showtime's full "Penny Dreadful" trailer

The eight-episode violent Victorian drama debuts May 11.

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Alyson Hannigan is sticking with CBS, joins comedy pilot 'More Time With Family'

Alyson Hannigan is sticking with CBS, joins comedy pilot "More Time With Family"

The "How I Met Your Mother" star will play the wife of Tom Papa in the CBS comedy pilot about a father who, due to a career change, spends more time at home.

Octavia Spencer to star in Fox pilot "Red Band Society"

Spencer, who was previously attached to the nixed "Murder, She Wrote" reboot, will play a nurse in "Red Band Society," a drama about a group of kids who become friends in the children's wing of a hospital.

"American Idol" boss: We're not bringing back Simon Cowell

"No, he's not going to be on the show at all," exec producer Per Blankens says of Cowell, who's now doing "The X Factor" UK.

Olympic gold medal snowboarder Kaitlyn Farr will stop by Letterman next week
She'll appear on "The Late Show" on Thursday.

WGN America is developing an Eliot Ness drama

The legendary prohibition agent's life will be the focus of "Ness," from Dennis Lehane.

Miss J Alexander is returning to "America's Top Model"

"We are thrilled to have Miss J. reprising his role as runway coach and judge extraordinaire," says Tyra Banks.

"Human Giant" reunion: Parks and Rec" books Rob Huebel

Aziz Ansari is going to reunite with his former MTV "Human Giant" co-star when Huebel guests as an "unlikable tent store owner.

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CBS swaps 'Crazy Ones' and 'Two and a Half Men,' schedules 'Bad Teacher' and 'Unforgettable'

CBS swaps "Crazy Ones" and "Two and a Half Men," schedules "Bad Teacher" and "Unforgettable"
"Men" is moving to 9 pm and "The Crazy Ones" is going to 9:30. Meanwhile, "Bad Teacher" will take over "The Crazy Ones'" timeslot on April 24 (after the Robin Williams' comedy ends its first season). Also, CBS has set the return of "Unforgettable" for April 4.

Mary-Louise Parker is in talks to star in NBC's "Feed Me"

She's being eyed for a comedy about a dysfunctional family that runs a restaurant together.

Meredith Vieira will likely host Saturday's primetime Olympic coverage
Matt Lauer is expected to celebrate his first night off after many hours of work with lots of sleep. "Sleep, sleep, sleep, that's my night tonight," he said. PLUS: NBC's Tonya Harding-Nancy Kerrigan documentary may air on the final night of the Olympics, why aren't the ratings higher?, and why hasn't Vladimir Putin sat down with NBC?

Meagan Good joins NBC zombie pilot "Babylon Fields"

The "Anchorman 2" star will play a doctor in a town where residents come back from the dead.

Jimmy Kimmel & Alex Pettyfer sing a duet of "Endless Love"

Watch their performance from last night's show.

Jason Isaacs to star in USA action-adventure miniseries "Dig"
The "Brotherhood" alum will play an FBI agent in the drama from "Heroes" creator Tim Kring and "Homeland's" Gideon Raff.

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Jane Krakowski to star in Fox's 'Dead Boss'

Jane Krakowski to star in Fox's "Dead Boss"

The "30 Rock" alum is set to play a career-driven woman who is wrongfully convicted of killing her boss.

"Conan" is coming to Dallas for the NCAA Final Four

Conan's TBS show will tape in Dallas for four days, from March 31 to April 3. PLUS: Conan will remember Sid Caesar Tuesday with special guest Mel Brooks.

Watch the new, explosive "Scandal" promo
"Gladiators, hold on tight."

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Jimmy Fallon is recovering from a virus he got from his daughter as he preps for Monday's 'Tonight' launch

Jimmy Fallon is recovering from a virus he got from his daughter as he preps for "Tonight" launch
Fallon expects to be in fighting shape for Monday despite ailing all week. PLUS: Fallon's "Tonight Show" will feature a GE-sponsored kids' invention segment.

"The Simpsons" is getting a LEGO-themed episode
A full-length LEGO episode will air in May.

Here's your 1st look at Fox's "Broadchurch" remake, with Anna Gunn and David Tennant

The "Breaking Bad" alum and former "Doctor Who" are co-starring in "Gracepoint."

Obama didn't tweet his support for "House of Cards" -- a nonprofit organization did

Turns out neither the president nor his people control the @barackobama Twitter account, the one that tweeted "No spoilers, please" yesterday in regards to the Netflix series. It is actually run by a nonprofit called Organizing For Action, which rents the account from Obama's presidential campaign.

Howard Stern called Kathie Lee to apologize when he rejoined NBC 2 years ago
The shock jock had taunted Kathie Lee for decades, but Kathie Lee revealed on "Watch What Happens Live" last night that they made amends when he signed on for "America's Got Talent."

Joel McHale reacts to his selection as White House Correspondents Dinner headliner
"This is very cool & the website to apply to host it worked perfectly," he tweeted.

Piers Morgan interviewed by police in Britain in newspaper hacking case
Scotland Yard interviewed the CNN star in early November, it was revealed today.

Syfy sets premiere dates for "Warehouse 13," "Continuum" and Jim Henson reality show

"Warehouse 13's" final season kicks off April 14, "Jim Henson's Creature Shop Challenge" debuts March 25 and "Continuum" returns April 4.

Matt Lauer & Al Roker went luging together
Watch the "Today" stars crash in Sochi. PLUS: How will Roker's feud with NYC's mayor impact "Today"?

Winter Olympics doesn't hurt "Rake"

Greg Kinnear's drama managed to stay steady this week.

"Downton Abbey" adds 3 actors, including Richard E. Grant and Anna Chancellor
Rade Sherbedgia will also be part of next season's cast.

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