Juan Pablo has 'The Bachelor’s' most-awkward finale yet

Juan Pablo has “The Bachelor’s” most-awkward finale yet
Juan Pablo refused to play by “The Bachelor” rules, frustrating producers. As Emily Yahr notes, "While the final episode was wildly uncomfortable to watch, it was also one of the most riveting hours of reality television in recent memory. The reason? It exposed the fascinating disconnect between veteran show producers stubbornly anchored in tradition and a star who doesn’t follow — and frankly, couldn’t care less about — the rules of the franchise.” PLUS: Juan Pablo seals his fate as the most-depised “Bachelor,” and it’s official: Andi Dorfman is the new “Bachelorette”


President Obama to appear on Zach Galifiankis’ Funny or Die talk show
The 6 1/2-minute “Between Two Ferns” interview was taped two weeks ago. UPDATE: Watch Obama on "Between Two Ferns."


Jimmy Kimmel & Seth Rogen star in “True Detective 2”
Check out the newest HBO “bromance."


Kerry Washington approves of “SNL's" spoof of “Scandal”
"SO FUN! SUCH AN HONOR! Thank u @lenadunham & @nbcsnl family!” she tweeted.


Disney Channel is not ready for a “High School Musical” reunion
At least not now, a spokesperson says, responding to Zac Efron’s interest in a reunion.


Jimmy Fallon and Jon Hamm photobomb tourists on the top of 30 Rock
It was the “Mad Men” star’s 2nd cameo on an NBC late-night show in as many days.


Alex Trebek gets revenge on Conan
The “Jeopardy!” host put a stop to “Conan” mocking him.

Adult Swim orders 'Black Jesus,' a live-action comedy from 'Boondocks' creator

Adult Swim orders “Black Jesus,” a live-action comedy from “Boondocks” creator
Aaron McGruder’s new series stars Gerald “Slink” Johnson as Jesus Christ living in Compton.


Jimmy Kimmel sees no booking war with Fallon, says he’d take over for Letterman if Dave asked
Kimmel says Fallon’s “Tonight Show” “inspired me to work harder on my show” and says of the recent report of a booking war: ""The fact of the matter is, you want the celebrities to do your show first," Kimmel says. "They either will or they won't. The truth is, there is a balance they can strike — if you do one show first, the next time you do the other show first."


Louis Gossett Jr. joins CBS’ “Extant” as Halle Berry’s dad
He’ll play the “good-natured but unreliable” father to Berry’s female astronaut character.


The company that put “OLTL” and “AMC” on the web files for bankruptcy
Prospect Park briefly revived "All My Children” and “One Life to Live” a few years ago.


The “True Detective” FAQ
Here are your questions about the finale, answered, including the Alfred Hitchcock connection. PLUS: Director Cary Fukunaga on filming the final scene in 3 takes, the costume designer on the yellow tie, something was off about that final scene, “SNL’s” Weekend Update anchor creates a Yellow Kingdom map, and yes, “True Detective” has a woman problem.


Seth Meyers’ final “SNL” sketch bombed so badly it was cut before airtime
“I'm very happy to say that the last sketch I wrote at ‘SNL' in the Melissa McCarthy show, I had the last sketch at dress,” Meyers said at SXSW. "I pitched this idea that, she had ordered wings to a Super Bowl party, and she wouldn't pay the delivery guy until she did a full count of the 300 wings. And it played to silence. And I was just under the bleachers, I've been here 12 and a half years, I've probably written 1,000 sketches, and my last one is a total zero. Which is just a good reminder that I never have this thing figured out."


AMC’s “Preacher” will try to stay as “true to the comic” as possible
Says Evan Goldberg, Seth Rogen’s producing partner: "We need to change some stuff but we’re not gonna change much, I hope.  We’re just gonna do a little more of the preamble instead of doing flashbacks and restructure how we dole out the information a little, but we’re gonna (do the) same characters, same story, same ending.”


Zac Efron would be up for a “High School Musical” reunion
“We’re all thinking about it,” he says.


Letterman talks to John McCain about his Sarah Palin flub
“Another trip down memory lane."


Check out “Downton Abbey’s” Hugh Bonneville” in his new BBC sitcom
Bonneville plays the Head of Values at the BBC in this BBC2 satire about the British Broadcasting Corporation. PLUS: Bonnevile was refused entry into the BBC while filming the BBC sitcom.


Simon Cowell is reuniting with Cheryl Cole for “X Factor” UK after booting her off “X Factor” US
"It's official. Cheryl is back,” Cowell tweeted.


Sean Combs wants to buy Fuse for $200M
The hip-hop mogul wants to convert Fuse into Revolt TV in order to gain wider distribution for his new cable network.


Did Lena Dunham intentionally save the best “Girls” episodes for last?
Was it her plan all along to start the season out so badly?


Keeping up with all the quality TV shows is too hard these days
"Oh no, not another one,” David Carr says of hearing that there’s a new quality TV show coming out. "Television’s golden age is also a gilded cage,” he adds, "an always-on ecosystem of immense riches that leaves me feeling less like the master of my own universe, and more as if I am surrounded."


Is Alex Trebek obsessed with gender?
The “Jeopardy!” host kept referred to a “Battle of the Sexes” during last week’s “Battle of the Decades.”


“My Five Wives” patriarch: I am a feminist
TLC star Brady Williams says he believes in equality so much in his marriage he’s actually taking a college class on feminist theory.


Bravo is 10 years too late with “Online Dating Rituals of the American Male”
Bravo’s new dating reality show feels old compared in our Tinder world.


“Dancing with the Stars” reveals official cast portraits
Check out Billy Dee Williams and Drew Carey having a little fun.


How to watch “Lindsay”
It takes 12 steps to view Lindsay Lohan’s OWN reality show. PLUS: “Lindsay” is anxiety-inducing.


“Bones” has a big cliffhanger planned to end the season
“We’re ending the year in a very surprising way,” says exec producer Stephen Nathan. “Two different stories converge and it throws Booth and Brennan’s work relationship into turmoil and causes big, big changes for our people.” PLUS: Ranking “Bones” conspiracy theories.


NBC's “Believe” is a cliché-ridden mess
"It is a terrible sign when a show has no sense of humor, but ‘Believe' almost has too much of it,” says Willa Paskin. "It looks great—(co-creator Alfonso) Cuarón, who just won an Oscar, directed, after all—but there is something off-puttingly cutesy about it. It’s not just Abrams-trademark banter, but a fundamentally silly setup, as if 'Agents of SHIELD' or even ‘Alias' found itself caught inside a serious and stentorian body.” PLUS: Cuarón’s directing makes “Believe” worth watching, the dialogue is “Believe’s” downfall, the best moments are when the dialogue does the talking, and everything is kind of "meh."

'Cosmos' watched by 8.5 million over 10 networks

“Cosmos” watched by 8.5 million over 10 networks
Fox had expected much bigger, especially after simulcasting it over all its cable networks plus Nat Geo. PLUS: NASA turned to Instagram to accentuate the “Cosmos” broadcast.


Introducing Fitz and Mellie's “Scandal” kids
Jerry and Karen make their debut on the March 27 episode.


OWN’s “Lindsay” debuts to 693,000 viewers
"We feel really good about the goal that we had set out,” OWN’s president says of the Lindsay Lohan reality launch.


HBO Go moochers: You have no right to complain about the “True Detective” outage
Let’s face it, says Richard Lawson, last night’s outage was caused by too many freeloaders watching via borrowed HBO Go passwords. "These are people who want, really expect at this point, top-tier television programs, ones we might even call premium, without having to pay a cent for it,” he says. "As if sprawling, epic, ambitious, gorgeous television just grows on trees."


BBC America unveils “Orphan Black’s” Season 2 trailer
The one-minute trailer includes a shocking final image.


ABC Family announces premiere dates for “Pretty Little Liars” and other summer shows
“PLL” returns June 16, while ABC Family will debut “Chasing Life,” “Young & Hungry” and “Mystery Girls” over the summer.


“Bachelor” Juan Pablo’s final Rochester Appliance ad released
“All he wants … is to sell you a fridge."

'Raising Hope' canceled after 4 seasons

“Raising Hope” canceled after 4 seasons
The Fox comedy will end its run on April 4 with two back-to-back episodes.


“True Detective” ends season with a ratings high
Overall, “True Detective” was HBO’s most-watched freshman series since “Six Feet Under.”


Gabourey Sidibe joins hip-hop drama “Empire”
Sidibie will reunite with “Precious” director Lee Daniels, playing Terrence Howard’s assistant.

'Cosmos' doesn't impress

“Cosmos” doesn't impress
The Seth MacFarlane documentary series that premiered on Fox, Nat Geo, FX and other Fox Networks backed by a lot promotion attracted just 5.8 million viewers.


A member of Netflix’s “Marco Polo” crew is among the missing on Malaysian Airlines plane
Ju Kun had completed training and choreography on the pilot, which begins filming in three weeks, when he flew from London to Asia and boarded the plane that would go missing.


TNT sets premiere dates for “Falling Skies,” Eric Dane’s “The Last Ship,” Sean Bean’s “Legends”
“Falling Skies” and “The Last Ship” air on June 22, while “Legends” kicks off Aug. 20. PLUS: Watch the trailers for "The Last Ship" and "Legends."


“SNL" newbie Sasheer Zamata’s mom handed Lorne Michaels a letter congratulating him for hiring her
“I think that may have been why it’s taken them so long to hire another black girl,” Zamata joked, recounting at SXSW her first “SNL” after-party. “Because the people we bring around are crazy.”


Jimmy Kimmel: I would’ve taken “The Tonight Show” job, if offered
“If David Letterman wanted to do ‘The Tonight Show,’ who am I to say I wouldn’t want to do ‘The Tonight Show,’” he tells Andy Cohen on “Watch What Happens Live.” Kimmel also revealed that he and Jimmy Fallon talked, and joked about their rivalry as being like Magic Johnson vs. Larry Bird. PLUS: Watch Kimmel’s Austin opening credits.


Is “True Detective” overrated?
“The level of reverence for and devotion to 'True Detective' seem out of proportion to the material,” says Matthew Gilbert, writing before the finale. "I mean, this isn’t 'Twin Peaks.' The show is just another stylized serial-killer whodunit with a pair of oil-and-water detectives, right?” He adds: “It’s as if ‘Lost' fan types are so completely jonesing for the good old days of Easter egg hunts that they’re forcing 'True Detective' into that TV-puzzle slot. They’re bringing their formidable analysis and Sherlock instincts to bear on a much flatter piece of work.” PLUS: One critic says: “I am a little in awe of how totally snookered we all were,” why “True Detective” was great for having such a disappointing finale, Marty’s daughter tells all, “True Detective” embraced its ridiculousness and self-seriousness, the final 15 minutes were a Rorschach test for what you want from the series, the show was about the bromance -- not the plot, all those high-minded observations were reduced to production design, this was a total disappointment, “True Detective” had pockets of greatness that were stunning, what was it like to play Errol Childress?, and Nic Pizzolatto may write Cohle and Hart novels “after Hollywood kicks me out."


Elisabeth Moss: Being married to Fred Armisen was "extremely traumatic and awful and horrible"
"Looking back, I feel like I was really young, and at the time I didn't think that I was that young,” the “Mad Men” star says of her short-lived marriage to Armisen, whom she met when Jon Hamm hosted “Saturday Night Live."


“Psych’s” James Roday lands on a CBS comedy pilot
He’ll star in marriage comedy "Good Session."


Lindsay Lohan’s “Lindsay” was kind of boring
The OWN reality show took itself too seriously. PLUS: “Lindsay” says more about OWN than it says about Lohan.


Every “Real Housewives” housewife, ranked
From Alex McCord to Lisa Vanderpump.


“Entourage” cast will honor Mark Wahlberg at MTV Movie Awards
Adrian Grenier, Kevin Connolly, Kevin Dillon and Jerry Ferrara will present this year’s MTV Generation Award.


“Community” creator and “Arrested Development” creator are working on a project together
Dan Harmon would only say of his collaboration with Mitch Hurwitz (who filmed a guest spot on “Community”): “It would embrace the emerging mediascape, and use us both in a way that we weren't compromising each other, but are still collaborating, and giving the audience a lot to digest. That's all I'll say."


“GMA” unveils a “Social Square”
It’s “Good Morning America’s” new social space, not unlike “Today’s” Orang Room.”


Letterman unveils a “Young and the Restless”-themed “Late Show” opening
Featuring Biff, Pat, Paul, Sean and Dave.


Alana De La Garza, Mehcad Brooks land pilots
She’ll star in ABC’s “Forever,” he’s headed to CW’s “Identity.”


Adam Driver recounts last night’s “Girls” sex scene
“I tried to do a good job of staying focused but I just remember losing it so many times because I thought Lena was pretty genius in the way she plays it,” he says. "It was really hard for me to keep it together because she’s so funny.” PLUS: A reminder that Adam is a sleaze.

Josh Duhamel joins Vince Gilligan’s 'Battle Creek'

Josh Duhamel joins Vince Gilligan’s “Battle Creek”
He’ll play an FBI agent teaming with Dean Winters in the CBS drama pilot from the “Breaking Bad” creator and “House’s” David Shore. PLUS: Kal Penn visited the real Battle Creek PD.

'Resurrection' has big debut

“Resurrection” has big debut
The ABC series had the best midseason drama debut in two years.


HBO explains why HBO Go crashed during the “True Detective” finale
The cable network said in a statement: “Due to overwhelming interest in the season finale of True Detective, HBO GO was hit with an excessive amount of traffic soon after 9:00 PM ET last night. The issue has since been rectified and the service is now back to normal.”


“That’s insane,” Cristin Milioti says of morbid “HIMYM” finale theories
"There are some crazy conspiracy theories,” she says, "which really makes me love the fans more... That is so crazy."


South Korean reality contestant hanged herself on set of a “Big Brother”-like dating show
Filming was suspended on “Jjak” (“Mate”) after a 29-year-old female contestant was found hanged with a hairdryer cord in the bathroom of a guesthouse where seven men and five women had been living together. Cameras were filming in every room except the bathroom.


“Maron” books Conan, Ray Romano, Sarah Silverman, David Cross
Season 2 of Marc Maron’s IFC comedy will also feature Johnny Knoxville, Andy Richter, Bill Burr, Paul Feig and Wyatt Cenac.


Cartoon Network’s new slate includes “Be Cool Scooby-Doo,” “Wabbit” and “The Tom and Jerry Show”
There will also be a new Lego series, as well as show called “We Bare Bears” and “Sonic Boom” starring Sonic the Hedgehog.


“True Detective” contained 31 buddy-cop clichés
Turns out this "anti-cop show" was a cop show at heart.


Diane Neal joins 50 Cent’s “Power"
The “SVU” alum will recur on the Starz drama series.


Lena Dunham quickly deletes tweet joking about her uncle molesting her
"I just made and deleted a not so great molestation joke. Sorry guys. I am really sleepy,” the “Girls” star explained. PLUS: Dunham is a Glamour covergirl.


Cameraman reveals details of “Crocodile Hunter” Steve Irwin’s death
Justin Lyons, who worked with Irwin for 15 years, says an 8-foot-wide stingray  attacked him: "All of a sudden, it propped on its front and started stabbing wildly with its tail. Hundreds of strikes in a few seconds."

'True Detective' creator: 'This is a story that began with its ending in mind'

“True Detective” creator: "This is a story that began with its ending in mind”
Nic Pizzolatto talks about what was going through his mind in the writing the season finale, and offers a clue on a likely Season 2: "Okay. This is really early, but I'll tell you (it's about) hard women, bad men and the secret occult history of the United States transportation system.” PLUS: Was “True Detective” trolling us?, it was the perfect conclusion to a perfect season, what an underwhelming end to the season, the finale worked because it showed the best example of the buddy cop genre, the finale’s biggest flaw was “Scarred Man,” “True Detective’s” power was the way it made us feel when we watched it, the epilogue made the ending immensely satisfying, the theme song gets an 8-bit makeover, and HBO Go crashed due to “True Detective” demand.


Jennifer Beals joins TNT’s “Proof” from producer Kyra Sedgwick
She’ll play a brilliant female surgeon who investigates reincarnation.


Mindy Kaling: "I'm a f*cking Indian woman who has her own television show”
At SXSW, Kaling talked about the lack of diversity on network TV. "I look at shows on TV — and this is going to seem defensive, but I'm just going to say it — I'm a f*cking Indian woman who has her own television show," Kaling said. "I have four series regulars that are women on my show, and no one asks these other shows (run by white men) why there are no women or women of color. People have a higher expectation for me. They say, why aren't you doing enough? And the answer is, I always want to do more because people should always be doing as much as they can, but my fulltime job is not casting 'The Mindy Project.’” PLUS: Kaling is writing another book.


“The Simpsons” says goodbye to Edna Krabappel
Last night’s episode formally paid tribute to Marcia Wallace’s character.


Watch President Obama’s “Cosmos” introduction
“The next great discovery could be yours,” the president says in the 30-second intro.


“SNL” ratings tumble with Lena Dunham as host
The “Girls” star had the second-lowest numbers of the season, in the important 18-49 demo. PLUS: Dunham nailed her “SNL” hosting gig.


Watch Julia Roberts in HBO’s “The Normal Heart” teaser
The Ryan Murphy film about the AIDS epidemic also features Jim Parsons, Matt Bomer, Mark Ruffalo and Taylor Kitsch.


HBO unveils the most action-packed “Game of Thrones” trailer yet
The 3rd Season 3 trailer is called “Secrets.” PLUS: Virtual reality “Game of Thrones” impresses SXSW attendees, and Seth Meyers sits on the Iron Throne.


Jonathan Groff talks “Looking” season finale — and how it educated straight people about gay sex
“It’s certainly not like the intention of the show is to, like, educate straight people about how (gay people) have sex,” he says. "But it’s obviously happening with my friends, and I feel like, 'Wow, what an added bonus that we’re telling some things that maybe people didn’t know.' Isn’t that crazy?” PLUS: “Looking” creator on the future of the series, and Scott Bakula.


Is Peggy Olson the new star of “Mad Men”?
When the final season premieres next month, the AMC series will focus just as much on Elisabeth Moss’ character as it has on Don Draper.


Go behind the scenes of Cuba Gooding Jr’s famous Oscar-acceptance speech
Control room footage from the March 1997 Academy Awards, in which Gooding won the best supporting actor for “Jerry Maguire,” has just been released.


“The Walking Dead” has taken on a “Lost” feel this season
Episodes are focusing on different characters week to week.


Watch the “Veep” Season 3 promo
“I’d rather be shot in the face then serve as vice president again.” PLUS: Watch a new “Silicon Valley” promo.


Lifetime unveils the final “Drop Dead Diva” promos
Check out the final season trailer.


“Band of Brothers” veteran dies at 90
William "Wild Bill” Guarnere, who lost a leg during the Battle of the bulge, was portrayed in seven episodes of the HBO miniseries by actor Frank John Hughes.

Charlie Sheen has been missing work days on 'Anger Management'

Charlie Sheen has been missing work days on “Anger Management”
Fellow cast members on the FX comedy are said to be furious about Sheen’s recent absences in recent weeks, which has forced a delay in production and the use of stand-ins in Sheen’s place, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Sheen’s publicist, however, disputes that stand-ins were used or the “Anger Management” shot around the actor.


Science Channel greenlights "I F*cking Love Science” from Craig Ferguson
The series is based on the Facebook page of the same name.


Louis CK will host “SNL” for the 2nd time
The comedian returns March 29 after hosting in fall 2012. PLUS: “SNL” mocks “Girls” with Lena Dunham and spoofs “Scandal," with caemos by Liam Neeson and Jon Hamm.


Play “True Detective” finale bingo
U.S. News has put all of this season’s favorite tropes on one bingo card. PLUS: "Matthew McConaughey" talks "True Detective" finale  on "SNL."


“Workaholics” star Blake Anderson becomes a dad
He’s the latest “Workaholic” to become a father, welcoming a baby girl with his wife.

President Obama will introduce 'Cosmos'

President Obama will introduce “Cosmos”
The president recorded a special introduction for Sunday’s premiere on Fox and Nat Geo.


“Supernatural” spinoff gets a new name: “Supernatural: Bloodlines”
The CW pilot has also cast its female lead, actress Melissa Roxburgh.


“Community's" Dan Harmon: "True Detective" finale can't possibly disappoint
“If the finale tanks, I’ll be leaving the country,” Nic Pizzolatto told Dan Harmon, according to Vanity Fair, in a Twitter conversation that was apparently deleted. But Harmon says it isn't possible for the finale to disappoint: "There's no way for the finale to do me wrong because what’s for sale with that show isn’t the pay-off, it’s smelling the roses along the way.”


“Celebrity Apprentice” eyeing David Hasselhoff, Ian Ziering, Kate Gosselin
The long-delayed season is expected to begin filming next month.


Robert Patrick signs up for CBS’ “Suspicion”
He’ll play a federal agent in a drama about a group of super-geniuses. PLUS: Malik Yoba joins Fox’s “Empire,” and Harriet Harris joins NBC’s “Lifesaver."


Jimmy Fallon tries on Keri Russell’s “Felicity” wig from “The Americans”
"Who did I look like in that wig? Weird Robert Plant? Weird Leif Garrett?” asked Fallon. PLUS: Fallon plays “Truth or Truth” with Stephen Colbert.


A Johnny Carson sex tape!?
TMZ reports somebody is shopping a sex tape starring “The Tonight Show” icon recorded in the ‘70s, after failing to get Carson’s estate to buy the rights to the tape.


Watch the “24: Live Another Day” promo with all-new footage
“The Clock Starts Tickin This May.”