Meg Ryan will play the narrator on 'How I Met Your Mother' spinoff

Meg Ryan will play the narrator on “How I Met Your Mother” spinoff
She’ll be the female Bob Saget on "How I Met Your Dad," playing the future Sally to Greta Gerwig's present Sally.

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'Grey’s Anatomy’s' season finale will revolve around a possible terrorist attack

“Grey’s Anatomy’s” season finale will revolve around a possible terrorist attack
Check out images from the Season 10 finale. PLUS: Sandra Oh is cleaning out her trailer.


HBO is developing “Pharaoh” drama with Ridley Scott
The drama, from “Do Not Harm” creator David Schulner, will offer an alternate explanation for the ascent of the ancient  Egyptian empire.


What was up with Stephen Colbert’s glasses on Letterman?
Colbert opted to go on “The Late Show” with thicker glasses.


Seth Meyers talks to “Fresh Air” about his uneven “Late Night” desk
Seth’s original desk was modified so you don’t see his feet. Says Meyers: "The thing I like about the desk is that the right-hand side of the desk that leans toward the guest is smaller than the left-hand side which leans away from it."


Sony trying to get “Community” renewed with a Troy-“Cast Away” spoof poster
Check out the latest installment in Sony’s “Six Seasons and a Movie” campaign.


VH1 cancels “Best Week Ever” for the 2nd time
The comedic commentary show was first canceled in 2010, then revived in 2012.


Bravo developing “All the Pretty Faces” with producer Jennifer Garner
The dramedy would revolve around two feuding families who come together in Half Moon Bay, CA.


Jerry Seinfeld to “Louie”: “Can you not curse?”
Watch Jerry give career advice in the latest “Louie” promo.


Sean Hannity calls Jon Stewart a “comedy hack”
"He's kind of obsessed with this program,” the Fox News host said in response to his skewering on Monday’s “Daily Show."


Jodie Foster marries her “L Word” girlfriend
Foster tied the knot with Alexandra Hedison, who played Dylan Moreland on Showtime’s “The L Word."


Comedy Central picks up "This Is Not Happening”
The comedy follows comics telling stories at a strip club called Cheetahs.

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Andy Samberg will host 'SNL's' season finale, Charlize Theron hosts the week before

Andy Samberg will host “SNL's” season finale, Charlize Theron will host the week before
Samberg will return two seasons after his "SNL" exit to host the May 17 season finale with musical guest St. Vincent. Theron, who last hosted "Saturday Night Live" in 2000, will be joined by The Black Keys on May 10.


NBC to air a Coldplay concert special
Coldplay will follow its “SNL” performance on May 3 with a "Coldplay: Ghost Stories” special on NBC on May 18, one day before their new album drops.


Netflix orders its 1st Spanish-language original series, a soccer comedy
The comedy will revolve around a family heirs’ dispute over a soccer club after the owner’s death.

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Stephen Colbert helps Letterman beat Jimmy Fallon, at least in total viewers

Stephen Colbert helps Letterman beat Jimmy Fallon, at least in total viewers
Fallon did top “The Late Show” last night in the key 18-49 demo, according to preliminary numbers.


This week’s “The Blacklist” episode was yanked from Chinese websites
For the 2nd time, an episode of the NBC series was pulled for a plotline that portrays the Chinese government in a negative light. Monday’s episode, which was immediately posted on Chinese websites after airing in the U.S., had the Chinese government conducting germ warfare research.


Peggy and Joan aren’t secretaries, yet “Mad Men” used them to celebrate Secretary’s Day
Why not use current secretaries Dawn and Shirley in today’s “Happy Secretary’s Day” tweet?


Why HBO was smart to keep shows like “Game of Thrones” and “True Detective” off Amazon Prime
Those shows, plus new shows like “Silicon Valley,” won’t ever be available under the current terms of the deal. (“Girls” and “Veep,” though, will be included.) The deal also excludes syndicated shows like “Entourage,” “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and “Sex and the City.” So the Amazon deal really isn’t a cord-cutters dream, as you will still need an HBO subscription to which current shows. PLUS: This deal is good for everybody — except Netflix.


“Ice Road Truckers” star denies kidnapping and beating up a prostitute
Tim Zickuhr claims he was the victim, and that the alleged prostitute was a friend who ripped him off.


PBS will try to recreate D-Day with digital technology
“D-Day 360” will use forensic laser scanning, 3-D computer modeling and eyewitness accounts will be utilized to “bring the battlefield to life as never before,” says PBS.


HBO comes aboard J.K. Rowling’s “The Casual Vacancy” miniseries
HBO is joining the BBC in the TV adaptation of Rowling’s follow-up to “Harry Potter."


"Mystery Science Theater 3000” may have an “online incarnation”
Creator and original host Joel Hodgson tells Wired that an online “MST3K” series would "feature a fresh (and as-yet unannounced) host and cameos from many MST3K alumni."


Gov. Chris Christie says good riddance to Letterman, welcomes Colbert
The New Jersey governor wasn’t happy with Dave’s latest fat joke.


Laura Prepon slams conspiracy theories, says scheduling reduced her Season 2 “Orange is the New Black” role
“Alex fits me like a glove, man,” she says. “The fact remains that I want to do Orange, and it’s a matter of trying to balance different aspects of your career.”


Watch the 1st scene from “Orange is the New Black’s” darker Season 2
The Netflix show’s cast is on this week’s EW cover. "We had a theme for season 2,” says creator Jenji Kohan. "A little darker, a little more fractured. We wanted to explore the groups one at a time. It was getting a little summer-campy, and we wanted to address the realities that this is prison.”


Letterman to grill “Veep’s” Jonah
Timothy Simon tonight makes his “Late Show” debut. PLUS: Simon on this week’s "Veep."


GQ’s Funniest Comedians in America include Louis CK, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “Silicon Valley” cast
Kate McKinnon, Amy Schumer, Key & Peele, Nick Kroll, Kevin Hart and John Oliver are also on GQ’s list.

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Contestant on upcoming 'Bachelorette' season dies after paragliding accident

Contestant on upcoming “Bachelorette” season dies after paragliding accident
Eric Hill, who was left in a coma after Sunday’s accident, passed away this morning, his sister revealed on Facebook. Hill was one of Andi Dorfman's suitors on the next season of "The Bachelorette," which premieres next month.

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USA announces summer premiere dates

USA announces summer premiere dates
"Royal Pains” kicks off Season 6 on June 10, “Covert Affairs” returns June 24, and “Suits” and “Graceland” are back on June 11.

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HBO’s older shows are coming to Amazon Prime

HBO’s older shows are coming to Amazon Prime
“The Sopranos” and “The Wire” will be available for streaming, but current shows like “Girls” and “Game of Thrones” won’t be available until three years after they air. PLUS: This deal will keep HBO relevant in the post-cable era.


MTV’s VMAs are going back to L.A.
This year’s awards show will be broadcast from The Forum.


Carlton Cuse: I wouldn’t be surprised if ABC rebooted “Lost”
"I think it's likely that at some point, ABC will want to reboot ‘Lost' because it's a valuable franchise,” the former "Lost" boss tells EW. Cuse, though, doesn’t expect to return if there is a reboot.


GQ has Julia Louis-Dreyfus have sex with a clown
Check out the “Veep” star “clowning around."


Rob Lowe to return for Nat Geo’s "The ’90s: The Last Great Decade?”
Lowe will narrate the follow-up to "The ’80s: The Decade That Made Us."


Jimmy Fallon makes John Oliver relive his weepy final “Daily Show"
“Why were you that emotional?” asked Fallon. PLUS: Oliver is disappointed in the quality of “Last Show Tonight” poster graffiti.


Fox delays “Masterchef” premiere so it can pair “Bones” with “24”
Season 5 will kick off on May 26.

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Stephen Colbert turned down a Letterman internship in 1986

Stephen Colbert turned down a Letterman internship in 1986
Colbert tells Dave he couldn’t take the internship because it didn’t pay. Colbert also applied to be a Letterman writer in 1997 with a Top 10 list, but when Dave’s people called back four months later, he had already started work on “Strangers With Candy.” (Letterman would later produce the “Strangers With Candy” movie.)


A “Peeps” TV show?
The classic marshmallow candies have been optioned for a “Lego”-esque movie and a possible TV series.


“Last Comic Standing’s” editors’ strike is over
The editors went on strike to unionize, and now they’re getting a union contract.


See more images from “The Simpsons’” Lego episode
What happens when Lego Homer sees the real Homer in the mirror?

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'Arrested Development' creator signs deal to create new series for Netflix

“Arrested Development” creator signs deal to create new series for Netflix
Mitch Hurwitz’s deal allows him to also work with other TV show creators on their projects while also consulting with Netflix on future comedy series.

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Natalie Dormer: Lena Headey had 'mixed feelings' about shooting that controversial 'Game of Thrones' scene

Natalie Dormer: Lena Headey had "mixed feelings" about shooting that controversial “Game of Thrones” scene
"I remember talking to her in the makeup trailer the day before she had to shoot that, she had mixed feelings about it for obvious reasons,” says Dormer. "But as an actor, those scenes are the ones you really get to sink your teeth into, so there's sort of a perverse enjoyment in exploring those really dramatic moments as well.”


Jay Leno to deliver the commencement address at his college alma mater
Leno will speak at Emerson College on May 11, where he graduated with a speech therapy degree in 1973.

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