Jimmy Fallon, Paul Rudd and John Goodman will host 'SNL' in December


Jimmy Fallon, Paul Rudd and John Goodman will host "SNL" in December
Fallon will host his 2nd "SNL" Christmas episode (he last hosted in December 2011) with musical guest Justin Timberlake. Rudd will host for the 3rd time and Goodman will host for the 13th time and for the first time since 2001. Goodman hosted "SNL" every season from 1989 through 2000. In fact, Goodman ranks 3rd all-time in hosting, behind Alec Baldwin and Steve Martin. PLUS: Will Forte pitches Fallon a new "Tonight Show" theme song.


Jimmy Kimmel vandalizes John Krasinski & Emily Blunt's home
Check out his elaborate Christmas-themed prank, sponsored by HP!


The Situation under federal investigation
The former "Jersey Shore" star's businesses are at the center of a government probe, but no details have been released.


Adam Levine delivers his "Sexiest Man Alive" acceptance speech on Jimmy Kimmel

"The Voice" star says: "Great choice!"


Taraji P. Henson: "That's life"
The "Person of Interest" star says this week's twist wasn't surprising.


Leah Remini joins "The Exes"
She'll recur on the TV Land comedy as David Alan Basche's sister.


Comedy Central orders "The Chris Gethard Show"

The New York City public access show has been ordered a Comedy Central pilot, from producers Zach Galifianakis and Funny or Die.

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'Person of Interest' creator defends shocking twist


"Person of Interest" creator defends shocking twist

"There are a million concerns that go into this — from us, the network, everybody else," says creator Jonah Nolan. "The primary concern is to tell a compelling and entertaining story. Everything else is secondary." PLUS: Watch the cast's reaction, and Taraji P. Henson visits Letterman.


Hulk Hogan considered suicide after "Hogan Knows Best" was canceled
"After the show...I kind of hit rock bottom," The Hulkster tells "Oprah: Where are they Now?," especially combined with his son's car accident and his failing marriage. (Watch the video)


"The Mentalist" jumping 2 years into the future
The time-jump will take place next month.


Ian Somerhalder's life is becoming a comic book
"The Vampire Diaries" star's celebrity life and environmental activism will be highlighted in "Fame."


Billy Joel hasn't watched "Glee," but he's glad the show is paying tribute to him

"I'm very happy that my material is being done by people of that age group, and that I guess it has meaning for them," says Joel, who inspired Thursday's episode "Movin' Out."


Khandi Alexander's biggest "Scandal" thrill was meeting Lisa Kudrow
"Above and beyond everything else, the most amazing thing is that I got to Meet. Lisa. Kudrow," she says. "Oh my god! I'm such a big fan of HERS. You have no idea ... I told her. I said, 'Lisa, you have understand, I love "The Comeback."' I still watch it as if it's still on TV. " PLUS: Alexander met Kerry Washington years ago at an actor's lab.


Are TV dramas better to watch in bars?
The communal atmosphere of a bar benefits shows like "Scandal," and even "Breaking Bad."


"Revenge's" Josh Bowman: "I'm trying to pitch a Daniel death by the end of the season"

"I love working on the show," he says, "but I'm just being honest. My character has flip-flopped the most, and it's been so hard for me to play." PLUS: The sound of "Revenge."


Movie tie-in hampers "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D."
The TV series can't delve into its own world when it has to be conscious of the Marvel movies. PLUS: "S.H.I.E.L.D." is getting good, finally.


How "Friends" hooked up Monica and Chandler
Fifteen years later, producers recall the surprise coupling.


Don't call "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" a conservative propaganda

One New Republic writer deemed the Fox comedy a conservative sitcom because it doesn't take the liberal view of the NYPD.


How will John Oliver's exit impact "The Daily Show"?
Will there be a new heir apparent?


Sarah Silverman: "Network TV is just not the place for me"
So why did her rejected sitcom "Susan 313" end up on NBC? "The networks want you," Silverman explains, "and you forget about 'I want to take this to cable.' You’re just so excited by love and acceptance." PLUS: Why Silverman shouldn't be "as dirty as the guys" in her standup, and why that opinion is wrong.


Hulu renews "Behind the Mask"

The sports mascots docu-series will be back for a 2nd season.


Roastmaster Jeffrey Ross says he's coming to "The Simpsons"

Will he roast Homer Simpson?


What is up with "New Girl's" Schmidt?
Schmidt seems to be off this season.


Conan mashes up Thanksgiving and Hanukkah
Thanksgivukkah is upon us.


"The Sound of Music": Here's an extended preview of NBC's live event
NBC is offering a 2 1/2 minute "first look" at next month's event.


Kelly Clarkson's NBC Christmas special will feature William Shatner, Whoopi, Robin Williams
"Kelly Clarkson's Cautionary Christmas Music Tale" airs on Dec. 11.


Bobby Moyniham reveals his favorite "SNL" wig
It was from a sketch that got cut from the show.


Inside the "Modern Family" kitchen
Production designers tell all about where the Dunphys like to cook.


Adam Driver doesn't watch "Girls," has only seen the pilot

Does he watch the show on HBO? "No, no, no," he says. "I did watch the pilot with Lena, like, four months or so after we shot it, when we'd just found out that it was picked up. I watched it on her laptop in her apartment." PLUS: Check out illustrated "Girls."


Why is "It's a Wonderful Life" rarely on TV?

The holiday movie used to be on television all the time.


Meredith Vieira's worst "Today" guest was with a comedian named Steve
Stephen Colbert or Steve Martin?


Check out The Miz on ABC Family
The WWE wrestler and "Real World" alum stars in "Christmas Bounty."


"The League" cast tells all

With Season 5 ending, "The League" stars reflect on the beginning.


"Devious Maids" star Paula Garces welcomes a boy
It's the 2nd child for the actress, who has a 21-year-old daughter.


Scott Wolf and his "Real World" wife are expecting Baby No. 3
The "Perception" star's wife Kelley from "Real World: New Orleans" is  pregnant.


Psychic Sylvia Browne dies
Browne, 77, was a frequent guest on talk shows from "Montel" to "Larry King Live."

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Shonda Rhimes is writing her memoir


Shonda Rhimes is writing her memoir

The "Scandal" and "Grey's Anatomy" honcho has signed a deal with Simon & Schuster to publish her memoir in 2015. "Simon and Schuster is crazy for giving me a book deal as I am clearly in no position to be handing out wisdom," says Rhimes, who plans to write about juggling being a single mom with running TV shows.


"American Horror Story" Season 4 will either shoot in Santa Fe or New Orleans

"It's not contemporary," says Ryan Murphy, who adds that next season won't be a spinoff of "Coven."


Elizabeth Hurley to lend her voice to "The Tomorrow People"

She'll guest star as the voice of a super-computer.


Michael Chiklis' "Pantheon" comic book may become a TV series
In 2010, Chiklis released the five-issue "Pantheon" to tell the story of Greek Gods in the present day.


Watch "Holland's Got Talent" unapologetically racist judge
The judge who goes by "Gordon" shocked viewers by targeting a contestant of Chinese descent with racist comments.

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Laurence Fishburne returning to HBO as Socrates Fortlow


Laurence Fishburne returning to HBO as Socrates Fortlow

Fishburne will reprise his 1998 "Always Outnumbered" HBO TV movie role of     
Socrates Fortlow for a new series called "The Right Mistake," based on the Walter Mosley novels.


"Entourage" movie begins filming Jan. 16
"Getting pumped," said creator Doug Ellin, as he tweeted the start date.


"Person of Interest": Behind the scenes of last night's shocker
There seemed to be no signs of emotion during the filming of last night's episode. PLUS: "I felt like people could see it on my face."

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Everybody will return to 'America's Got Talent' next season


Everybody's will return to "America's Got Talent" next season
There will be no hosting or judging changes next season.


Obama awards Oprah the Presidential Medal of Freedom
Oprah was one of 16 medal of freedom recipients, including Bill Clinton, honored today at the White House.


Khandi Alexander: I didn't tell my agent or manager about my "Scandal" role
Alexander says she also "didn't tell my guy, I didn't tell anyone" about playing Olivia Pope's mom. "So everyone was shocked I had kept this information to myself for so long," she says. "But we do it out of respect for the audience because the fans deserve to have the thrill of that moment, which is taken away when it's leaked."


Comedy Central renews "Adam DeVine's House Party"

The "Workaholics" star's standup series will be back for a 2nd season.


A Roger Ebert documentary is in the works, from producer Martin Scorsese

Based on Ebert's memoir "Life Itself," the film will be paid for via crowdfunding.


"Breaking Bad" writer's ballet drama is poised to get a greenlight at Starz
Moira Walley-Beckett, whose credits include the "Ozymandias" and  "Gliding Over All" episodes of "Breaking Bad," is auditioning real-life ballet dancers for "Flesh and Bone."


Bill Cosby scolds Jon Stewart for cursing

Cosby didn't like Stewart's use of profanity at a recent benefit they both attended. "What you have you to understand, Jonathan: from whenst I cometh, when people cursed, the next thing that was gonna happen was somebody was gonna hit you," Cosby said.


Here is every single death in George R.R. Martin's "Game of Thrones" books
"Proof that George R.R. Martin is ruthless."

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Bob Costas to anchor NBC's Olympics coverage for a record 10th time


Bob Costas to anchor NBC's Olympics coverage for a record 10th time
He'll also helm NBC's late-night Winter Olympics coverage for the 3rd time.


Report: MSNBC is cold to Alec Baldwin's return because he barely worked on "Up Late"
An "insider" tells Page Six, "He would only show up at work an hour a week to prep for the show, and when he did turn up, he was in an angry mood, red-faced, and shouting at all the staff. And he said the air at 30 Rock was too dry, it was bad for his voice, he needed a humidifier."


George W. Bush painted a portrait of Jay Leno
The former president gave Leno a pretty dead-on portrait of "The Tonight Show" host as a departing gift.


Ginnifer Goodwin is pregnant
The "Once Upon a Time" star and co-star Josh Dallas are expecting their first child together.


"Sons of Anarchy" shocker, explained
Says Kurt Sutter: "Ultimately he made choices that hurt a lot of other people, that came back to hurt him."


Anderson Cooper extends his CNN contract

Cooper will stick around through the 2016 presidential election.


Leighton Meester & Adam Brody are engaged
The "Gossip Girl"-"The O.C." couple have been dating since early this year.


David Blaine boosts ABC's ratings

"David Blaine: Real or Magic?" especially delivered in the 10 pm hour. PLUS: Ranking the celebrity reactions -- Ricky Gervais went crazy.


Teresa and Joe Giudice plead not guilty to new fraud charges
"The Real Housewives" stars were arraigned this morning in federal court on the new charges.


LAPD creates a "Walking Dead"-inspired video
Is the "Invasion of the Zombie Bandits" the best use of the Los Angeles Police Department's time?


"Foyle's War" renewed

The new series will be set after WWII during the Cold War.


"Game of Thrones'" Sansa Stark meets Steve-O
"My new awesome friend and star of my favorite television show of all time!"

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Dear 'New Girl': 'Stop Trying to Make Nick and Jess Happen!'


Dear "New Girl": "Stop Trying to Make Nick and Jess Happen!"
"All the best parts of their personalities were dropped" since they got together, complains Natalie Abrams, adding: "Pairing two dysfunctional characters is a recipe for disaster because now Jess' shtick comes off as campy, not adorable." PLUS: Furguson the cat is coming back.


Rosie O'Donnell: I think I was Barbara Walters' least-favorite host on "The View"
On Twitter, Rosie weighed in on Jimmy Kimmel's question to Walters asking, "Who was your least favorite host?"


Josh Hutcherson gets punched in his "SNL" promos
Watch as Bobby Moynihan punches the "Hunger Games" star in the face.


Watch Vince Gilligan spend nearly 10 minutes unboxing the "Breaking Bad" DVD barrel
Gilligan "nerds out" over all the special features.


Kate Gosselin drops lawsuit against Jon Gosselin
Kate had accused her ex-husband of hacking and wiretapping. She is still, however, suing the author of "Kate Gosselin: How She Fooled The World."


"Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." is no fun: Where did it all go wrong?
"S.H.I.E.L.D." is the fall's biggest disappointment, transmitting "all the joy of an annual tax audit," says Maureen Ryan. "Why should viewers trust this show to transport them to interesting places?" she adds. "It has yet to appreciably deepen its characters beyond a trait or two. Ward remains cold and distrusting. May is remote and kicks ass. Coulson may not be what he seems. Fitz and Simmons are clumsy, socially awkward geniuses. Skye appears to exist on the show solely as an exposition-delivery system. Can you recall one villain? Can you remember which one is Fitz and which one is Simmons? Does it matter?" PLUS: An appreciation of Agent Coulson, and Chloe Bennet talks Thor.


"24" casts a charismatic hacker
Is Michael Wincott's character based on Julian Assange?


TV's older characters: Why are they so vulgar, inappropriate and/or moronic?
From "Mom" to "Dads" to "The Millers," older characters on sitcoms are behaving immaturely these days.


Check out TLC's "Buying Naked"
Here's a clip from the special, airing Wednesday.


Adam Levine named People's Sexiest Man of 2013
Says "The Voice" star: "As a musician, you have fantasies that you want to win Grammys, but I didn't really think that this was on the table."


Why is Sarah Michelle Gellar looking bloody and banged up?
Check out Gellar's new "Crazy Ones" look.


Animal Planet's canceled "Wild Recon" host pleads guilty to smuggling lizards
Donald Schultz admitted to violating the Endangered Species Act.


"The Tomorrow People" casts a "Queer as Folk" star
Robert Gant will play the "surprise boyfriend" of Stephen's mom.


Dianna Agron tries to explain why she wasn't in "Glee's" Cory Monteith tribute episode

"I've nothing but love for that show and everybody involved in it, and it was such a huge part of my life," she says.


Steven Moffat blames BBC's "outright stupidity" for canceling "Doctor Who" in 1989
"Ah, 50 years," he writes. "What can one say about 50 years of Doctor Who? Well, first of all, one can be pedantic. Doctor Who hasn't been on for 50 years – owing to the outright stupidity and unforgiveable blindness of the BBC (sorry guys, it needs to be said), there was a 16-year gap." PLUS: Daleks invade Buckingham Palace, a "Doctor Who" glossary for beginners, check out a remote-controlled flying TARDIS, and see 11 Doctors running in one GIF.


Taran Killam meets Karen Gillan
"We may be the same person from parallel dimensions," the "SNL" star says of the similarly named former "Doctor Who" star.


See "The Simpson"-ized Anderson Cooper
The CNN host is "very excited" to be on Sunday's episode. PLUS: What is your go-to "Simpsons" quote?


Is this the worst-ever "Family Feud" answer?
"Name something you know about zombies..."


Elizabeth Berkley hated her "Saved by the Bell" one-piece swimsuits

"They used to put me in a one piece," she says noting that Kelly Kapowski got to wear bikinis. "I'm sorry, but at 16 you don't want to be the girl in the one piece with baggy shorts."


Peek inside Steve Newlin's "True Blood" vampire field guide
The new book "True Blood: Steve Newlin’s Field Guide to Vampires (And Other Creatures of Satan)" comes out Nov. 26. PLUS: "True Blood" stars come out for book launch party.


"Duck Dynasty" has the No. 1 Christmas album
In fact, the Robertsons have the biggest debut country Christmas album of the past decade.


Fox's ADHD comes up with its own "Sesame Street" Thanksgiving dinner
Is that Big Bird on a platter?


Which are TV's most bookish shows?
Literary references were a big part of shows like "The Simpsons," "Lost" and "Breaking Bad."


"Dexter" will live on in comic books
Marvel Comics has announced the Australian-based comic series "Dexter Down Under," penned by "Dexter" book author Jeff Lindsay.


Stop lying to children, Jimmy Kimmel!
Why Kimmel's annual Halloween candy stunt is bad for their development.


See Kathy Bates' head on a "Coven" platter
"American Horror Story" gets the Entertainment Weekly cover treatment this week. PLUS: Stevie Nicks has arrived on set.


"The Young and the Restless" swaps actors
Billy Abbott is out as Billy Abott, and David Tom is back in.


"Arrow" casts a "Spartacus" alum as the daughter of Ra's al Ghul
Katrina Law will play Nyssa al Ghul.


Finance workers box it out on "White Collar Brawlers"
This is reality TV on Esquire Network.


Mindy Kaling offers a "Dear Teenagers" essay

"I think about you all the time," Kaling writes for the website Rookie.


Watch Bjork deconstruct a TV set

Time magazine has unearthed this unusual old video in which Bjork compares the inside of a television to a miniature city.


"Frontline" updates its 1993 documentary "Who Was Lee Harvey Oswald?"
Tonight's broadcast is a two-hour edited version of the three-hour film that aired in 1993.


Josh Holloway to become a dad again
The "Lost" alum and "Intelligence" star is expecting his 2nd child with his wife.

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Bill Murray joins HBO miniseries 'Olive Kitteridge'


Bill Murray joins HBO miniseries "Olive Kitteridge"

Murray will return to TV to play a widower in a small New England town who befriends the title character, played by Frances McDormand.

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Mayor Rob Ford's reality show canceled after 1 episode


Mayor Rob Ford's reality show canceled after 1 episode

Canadian TV's "Ford Nation" premiered on Monday night.


"Necessary Roughness" canceled by USA

The USA series starring Callie Thorne as a psychologist won't be renewed for a 4th season.


"Eastbound & Down" ends with a season high
The series finale was watched by 899,000 viewers.


Kelly Clarkson is pregnant

The "Idol" champ is expecting her first baby with new husband Brandon Blackstock.


Fred Dryer joins "Crisis"

The "Hunter" alum will recur as a veteran CIA agent.


Elizabeth Vargas exits rehab
"I am so much better and taking it one day at a time. :)" she tweeted on Tuesday.

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'Family Guy' stars get a huge raise


"Family Guy" stars get a huge raise

Alex Borstein, Seth Green, Mila Kunis and Mike Henry will each get a raise of up to $175,000 to $225,000 an episode for at least two seasons. The raise doesn't apply to Seth MacFarlane, who has his own separate deal.


Dwayne Wade's life may become a Fox comedy

Three The Hard Way" will be inspired by the NBA superstar's book, "A Father First."


Nurses' complaints prompt MTV to move "Scrubbing In" to midnight -- with editing

American Nurses Association and other nursing groups had complained that the reality show was too focused on hooking up and not the reality of the nursing profession. So episodes will be changed to show more clinical scenes.


FX orders Guillermo del Toro's vampire drama "The Strain"
The drama thriller will premiere in July 2014 with a 13-episode order, and the involvement of "Lost's" Carlton Cuse.


E! to air a "Heidi & Spencer" special
"After Shock: Heidi & Spencer" will look back at Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt's reality journey, featuring new interviews. It airs Dec. 9.


NeNe Leakes OK after doctors discover blood clots in her lung

"The Real Housewives of Atlanta" had gone tot he hospital recently complaining of having a shortness of breath.

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