Game show contestants will defuse fake bombs on Fox’s “Boom!”
On the Israeli-based format, colored wires on the fake bombs will represent multiple-choice answers, which allow viewers at home to play along.
Conan’s MTV Movie Awards sidekick will be Ice Cube — not Andy Richter
“Andy’s not reliable,” Conan tells EW. “I’d love to bring Andy — in fact, I’ve tried to bring Andy to many things. But he’s like the country singer George Jones late in his career: Maybe he’ll show, maybe he won’t.”
Watch the “Silicon Valley” pilot
HBO has posted the censored version on YouTube. PLUS: Why the protagonist needs to become the next Mark Zuckerberg, and, how Thomas Middleditch got cast in the leading role.
Ricky Gervais’ “Derek” returns in May
Season 2 of the Netflix series debuts May 20.
NBC Universal’s Emmy campaign unveiled
Mindy Kaling is a “Certified Romantic,” Any Poehler is a “Certified Public Servant” and Andy Samberg is a “Certified Smartass” in NBC Universal’s Emmy campaign key art.
Carol Leifer: I struggled on “SNL” as a female writer
Before she was wrote for “Seinfeld,” the comedian joined “Saturday Night Live” in 1985, where she quickly found out she wasn’t part of Lorne Michaels’ exclusive “group,” as she reveals in her new memoir.
Recalling Letterman as a college freshman
At 18 years old in 1965, David Letterman had his own midnight rock ’n’ roll show on Ball State’s radio station. “David Letterman’s Make It or Break It” lasted a week.
Neil Patrick Harris: “As far as I know, there is no other ending”
“We only shot one,” Harris responded when asked about the “HIMYM” alternate ending.
Syfy orders drama series “Olympus”
A Syfy exec says of the drama series: “'Olympus' is a fantastic blend of action, intense thrills, creatures and great storytelling. It will feature characters from mythology in a way never before imagined."
Food Network renews “Beat Bobby Flay”
The game show will be back for another 26 episodes.
Does ABC have a women problem?
Advertisers are complaining that ABC is too reliant on female shows, including aging dramas like “Grey’s Anatomy."
Kirstie Alley rejoins Jenny Craig after watching herself on her TV Land sitcom
“I was like, you look OK on the street, but you don't look (OK) on TV, not so much,” she tells Matt Lauer of her decision to resume her role as Jenny Craig pitchwoman, which she did from 2004 to 2007.
“Shameless” season finale even shocked Emmy Rossum
"HOLLLLLLY MOLY NO IDEA,” she tweeted after last night’s season finale. PLUS: This was “Shameless’” best season yet, the finale sucked for using a cheap stunt, and “Shameless” has TV’s best gay couple.
“Jeopardy!’s” Arthur Chu: We need more Asian villains
Chu thought #CancelColbert was “dumb,” but he can’t help appreciating its founder, Suey Park, because of the villainous role she took on. "Perfect people are freaking boring,” he says of the roles many Asians play. "Perfect people don’t get to be the protagonist of the story, because you can’t tell a story about perfect people."
Nick Offerman: Amy Poehler is the funniest person on the “Parks and Rec” set
Chris Pratt is the “#1.1” funniest, followed by Aziz Ansari and Aubrey Plaza.
Rob Lowe: It’s tough to be good-looking
"There’s this unbelievable bias and prejudice against quote-unquote good-looking people, that they can’t be in pain or they can’t have rough lives or be deep or interesting,” he tells NY Times magazine. "They can’t be any of the things that you long to play as an actor. I’m getting to play those parts now and loving it. When I was a teen idol, I was so goddamn pretty I wouldn’t have taken myself seriously.”