Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert share a touching moment on 'The Colbert Report'
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Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert share a touching moment on 'The Colbert Report'

Britney Spears, Gwyneth Paltrow, Lena Dunham read Mean Tweets

Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert share a touching moment on “The Colbert Report”
Stewart was Colbert’s guest on Thursday promoting "Rosewater." And after Colbert questioned “The Daily Show” host’s patriotism, the two hugged it out. “I’m so glad you’re on my show before the show is over,” said Colbert. “This is so lovely."


Britney Spears, Gwyneth Paltrow, Lena Dunham read Mean Tweets
The 8th edition of the “Jimmy Kimmel Live” staple also features Scott Foley, John Stamos and Lisa Kudrow.


Latin Grammys were delayed for President’s Obama’s immigration speech
The president’s announcement turned out to be a warm-up act for the Latin Grammys, which were broadcast on Univision. PLUS: Many network affiliates cut into their programming for Obama’s announcement.


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'Glee’s' final season to air over the course of 11 Fridays
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'Glee’s' final season to air over the course of 11 Fridays

'Cosby Show' producers say rape allegations are 'beyond our knowledge or comprehension'

“Glee’s” final season to air over the course of 11 Fridays
Season 6 kicks off Jan. 9 with a two-hour premiere, and end March 20 with a two-hour series finale.


“Cosby Show” producers say rape allegations are "beyond our knowledge or comprehension”
“The Bill we know was a brilliant and wonderful collaborator on a show that changed the landscape of television,” Tom Werner and Marcy Carsey of Carsey-Werner said in a statement. "These recent news reports are beyond our knowledge or comprehension.” PLUS: Actress claims she was sexually assaulted by Cosby in dressing room of Johnny Carson’s “Tonight Show,” “Incredible Hulk” star Lou Ferrigno’s wife also says she was attacked, the Cosby biographer who ignored rape allegations tries to think up a path to rehabilitation, and Cosby’s attorney says: “People are coming out the wood work with fabricated or unsubstantiated stories about my client."


Fox sets 2015 return dates for “The Following,” “Bones"
Also, Rainn Wilson's “Backstrom," Will Forte’s "The Last Man on Earth” and Becki Newton’s “Weird Loners” now have premiere dates. PLUS: Fox orders “World’s Funniest Fails."


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TBS cancels 'Sullivan & Son' after 3 seasons
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TBS cancels 'Sullivan & Son' after 3 seasons

Cindy Crawford is coming to 'Cougar Town'

TBS cancels “Sullivan & Son” after 3 seasons
The Vince Vaughn-produced family bar comedy starring Steve Byrne was one of two TBS comedies, along with “Men at Work," to take hold on TBS. “Sullivan & Son” is the latest TBS and TNT series to be canceled as both networks look to revamp their lineup.


Cindy Crawford is coming to “Cougar Town”
The supermodel will be playing hself on the TBS sitcom.


“Last Comic Standing” winner Iliza Shlesinger to star in ABC comedy pilot "Forever 31”
Shlesinger, the first female winner of “Last Comic” in 2008, will play a version of herself as a 31-year-old comic.


TCM to sets a 3-movie tribute to Mike Nichols
On Dec. 6, Turner Classic Movies will show "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?,” followed by “The Graduate” and “Carnal Knowledge.”

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Judge dismisses 'American Idol' $250M racism case
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Judge dismisses 'American Idol' $250M racism case

'Scandal' gets the sitcom treatment

Judge dismisses “American Idol” $250M racism case
Ten black former “Idol” contestants sued “Idol,” its producers and Fox claiming racial discrimination in 2013 — after the statute of limitations had expired, a judge ruled.


“Scandal” gets the sitcom treatment
What if the ShondaLand sitcom was an ‘80s sitcom?


Cameron Diaz freezes with Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars in new “SNL” promos
Watch them fail to try to say something funny.


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'The Cosby Show' shouldn’t be punished for Bill Cosby’s alleged sins
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'The Cosby Show' shouldn’t be punished for Bill Cosby’s alleged sins

'Better Call Saul' debuts Feb. 8, will air on Mondays

“The Cosby Show” shouldn’t be punished for Bill Cosby’s alleged sins
The groundbreaking NBC comedy, which TV Land has yanked from its rerun schedule, is too important to be erased from history, says Pilot Viruet. "The thing that strikes me the most about TV Land’s choice is that it doesn’t seem to have anything to do with righteousness or respect for the victims; it appears to be a panicked business decision,” says Viruet, "a preemptive strike to ensure the network doesn’t receive any of the backlash that Netflix and NBC were getting prior to pulling their respective Cosby projects. Of course, TV Land isn’t the only place to watch 'The Cosby Show,' but this will definitely put pressure on the other networks and streaming sites that host it.” PLUS: Can Cliff Huxtable be saved from Bill Cosby?, why we were so desperate to ignore Cosby’s rape allegations, TV Guide found Cosby unpleasant in a 1984 interview promoting his new show, and Conan O'Brien becomes the first nightly late-night host to make a Cosby scandal joke.


Rob Lowe and Rashida Jones are heading back to “Parks and Rec”
Chris and Ann are expected to return for one episode, according to TV Line.


“Better Call Saul” debuts Feb. 8, will air on Mondays
AMC's “Breaking Bad” spinoff will premiere over two nights, Sunday, Feb. 8 and Monday, Feb. 9. Subsequent episodes will be shown on Mondays.


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'SNL' announces December hosts: James Franco, Martin Freeman and Amy Adams
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'SNL' announces December hosts: James Franco, Martin Freeman and Amy Adams

Mike Nichols won multiple Emmys for his HBO work

“SNL" announces December hosts: James Franco, Martin Freeman and Amy Adams
They’ll be joined, respectively, by musical guests Nicki Minaj, Charlie XCX and One Direction. This will be Franco’s 3rd time hosting, while Adams hosted previously in 2008.


Mike Nichols won multiple Emmys for his HBO work
The acclaimed director and EGOT champion, who died last night at age 83, won Emmys for the miniseries “Angels in America” in 2003 and “Wit” in 2001. PLUS: ABC News reacts to the death of Diane Sawyer’s husband.


Jon Hamm will pop up again on “Parks and Rec”
The “Mad Men” star will reprise his brief season finale role as Ed, according to EW, but  the length of his return is unknown.


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Watch Bill Cosby say 'I don’t talk about it' when confronted with rape allegations
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Watch Bill Cosby say 'I don’t talk about it' when confronted with rape allegations

Jerry Seinfeld clarifies: 'I don't have autism, I'm not on the spectrum'

Watch Bill Cosby say "I don’t talk about it” when confronted about the numerous rape allegations
The Associated Press today released footage from a Nov. 6 interview in which the comedian was asked about Hannibal Buress standup comments. “There’s no response,” Cosby said. “There is no comment about that. And I’ll tell you why. I don’t want to compromise your integrity, but I don’t talk about it.” After the interview was filmed, Cosby requested that “none of that will be shown.” PLUS: Raven Symoné blasts rumors she was raped by Cosby, Janice Dickinson told Howard Stern in 2006 that her publisher wouldn’t let her write about Cosby, and Cosby’s new lawyer is reportedly trying to discredit Dickinson.


Jerry Seinfeld clarifies: "I don't have autism, I'm not on the spectrum”
After some backlash over his comments to Brian Williams, Seinfeld tells “Access Hollywood”: "I just was watching this play about it and thought, ‘Why am I related to it on some level?' That is all I was saying."


The White House is upset ABC, NBC, CBS won’t show Obama’s primetime immigration address on Thursday
None of the major networks wanted to delay their primetime lineups with the 10-minute 8 pm speech.


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Larry Wilmore’s new Comedy Central show renames itself 'The Nightly Show' — debuting Jan. 19
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Larry Wilmore’s new Comedy Central show renames itself 'The Nightly Show' — debuting Jan. 19

Original title was 'The Minority Report With Larry Wilmore'

Larry Wilmore’s new Comedy Central show renames itself 'The Nightly Show' — debuting Jan. 19
Wilmore says “The Minority Report With Larry Wilmore,” the original title, “became complicated” when Fox announced in August that it was remaking its 2002 Steven Spielberg-Tom Cruise film “Minority Report” as a TV series. “The last thing you want is brand confusion,” Wilmore tells the NY Times, adding: “It was never intended to be a show only about minorities. It’s a show about underdogs, and that happens in a lot of different forms, whether it’s race, gender, or whatever.”

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TV Land pulls all 'Cosby Show' reruns
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TV Land pulls all 'Cosby Show' reruns

Netflix rescues 'Longmire'

TV Land pulls all “Cosby Show” reruns
All episodes of the classic sitcom, including a Thanksgiving week marathon, have been pulled, effective immediately, in the latest TV response to Cosby's rape allegations. PLUS: TV Land is quietly pulling “Cosby” from its website.

 

Netflix rescues “Longmire”
The canceled Wyoming-set A&E crime drama will live to see a Season 4 on Netflix. Robert Taylor and Katee Sackhoff are under deals to return for a 4th season, but it’s unclear who else will be back.

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Hugh Laurie to appear on 'Veep'
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Hugh Laurie to appear on 'Veep'

Idris Elba to reprise 'Luther' role for a 2-episode 4th season

Hugh Laurie to appear on “Veep”
Details of the former “House” star’s role are being kept under wraps, but his appearance will mark his return to scripted TV since “House” wrapped.


Idris Elba to reprise “Luther” role for a 2-episode 4th season
BBC America will air the new “Luther” episodes in 2015.


“American Idol” returns on Jan. 7, followed by the premiere of “Empire”
“Idol’s” first week back will include a one-hour episode and a two-hour episode.


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