Dylan McDermott goes from 'Hostages' to another CBS thriller

Dylan McDermott goes from “Hostages” to another CBS thriller
McDermott will play an LAPD detective who hunts down stalkers in a psychological thriller from Kevin Williamson.

'Home Improvement' tried to get a cameo from Hillary Clinton when she was first lady

“Home Improvement” tried to get a cameo from Hillary Clinton when she was first lady
Thousands of documents from the Clinton White House were released today, including one in which the first lady’s staff considers the merits of going on “the most popular show on television on the air,” which was “Home Improvement” at the time. Documents also reveal how Hillary’s staff considered going on “Oprah" and “Regis and Kathie Lee."


George Lopez arrested for being drunk at a casino — see him passed out on the floor
The former TBS talk show host was arrested in Canada for public intoxication.


Screech to make a cameo on the “Saved by the Bell” musical
"Bayside! The Musical!” will feature Dustin Diamond for two nights only next month. The campy musical has also featured Principal Belding.


Without “The Bible lead-in, “Vikings” attracts 3.6 million
That’s down from the whopping 6.2 million that watched the Season 1 premiere.


Watch Jim Parsons’ “SNL” promo with Beck and Cecily Strong
They are each fans of each other.


Why ABC should be called “The House That Shonda Built”
“Grey’s Anatomy” and “Scandal” honcho Shonda Rhimes “is the straw that stirs the drink at ABC” after both of her shows returned last night to big numbers, says Ad Week. PLUS: “Shonda” was trending worldwide last night on Twitter after "Scandal."


“True Blood” hires a new vampire
“90210” vet Riley Smith will recur as a “sexy rock ’n’ roll vampire who becomes smitten with Arlene.


Jillian Michaels: “The Biggest Loser’s” Rachel lost “too much weight”
"I was stunned,” Michaels said, breaking her silence on Rachel Frederickson.


Miami Marlins president regrets wearing a blazer on “Survivor”
"I did not expect to stick out like that,” says David Samson. "I had no idea it was Brains vs. Brawn vs. Beauty, obviously, and I didn't know that I'd be the oldest male on a tribe called Brains, with a blazer on. You just don't know these things.”


“The Walking Dead” gets a “House of Cards" opening
Watch a mashup of the Netflix and AMC series.


Mary-Kate Olsen gets engaged to the half-brother of France's former president
The “Full House” alum’s fiancé, Oliver Sarkozy, is 17 years her senior.

'Mistresses' books 'Punky Brewster'

“Mistresses” books “Punky Brewster”
Soleil Moon Frye, weeks after giving birth, will begin filming a “Mistresses” guest stint next week. She’ll appear in the season premiere, playing a version of herself.


“Chelsea Lately” names guest hosts: Gabourey Sidibe, Khloe Kardashian, Mary McCormack
They’ll fill in, respectively, on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of next week.


George W. Bush’s daughter interviews Michelle Obama on “Today” about her Jimmy Fallon “Ew!” sketch
"You know, fortunately, they weren’t too horrified!” the first lady tells Jenna Bush Hager. “I think that they’re used to me doing really silly things to get people engaged and laughing.”


GSN will celebrate Jim Lange with a “Dating Game” marathon
The eight-episode marathon will air Wednesday from 8 am to noon ET. PLUS: Lange’s five most-famous guests, including serial killer Rodney James Alcala.


“Beauty and the Beast’s” Max Brown to star in Fox’s “Hieroglyph”
He will serve the Pharoah on the action-adventure series set in ancient Egypt.

'My Name is Earl' stars reunite on TV Land

“My Name is Earl” stars reunite on TV Land
Ethan Suplee is joining Jaime Pressly’s TV Land comedy “Jennifer Falls” as her brother.

“Grey’s Anatomy” and “Scandal” return up from the fall

“Grey’s Anatomy” and “Scandal” return up from the fall
Both Shonda Rhimes dramas attracted 9.3 million viewers on ABC. PLUS: CBS timeslot-swap pays off for “Two and a Half Men” and “The Crazy Ones."


CW unveils “The Flash" in costume
Here’s your first look at Grant Gustin's suit.


Seth Meyers' numbers fall below Fallon’s “Late Night” premiere week, Kimmel pulls closer to “Tonight”
Kerr Washington helped deliver big numbers for “Jimmy Kimmel Live.”


George Stephanopoulos will cut back on hosting “This Week”
He’s going from hosting three times a month to twice a month, with Martha Raddatz subbing.


Watch the “Orphan Black” Season 2 trailer
The April 19 premiere features more clone-on-clone violence.


“Bachelor Pad” to return this summer?
When asked if there will be a new season, “Bachelor” creator Mike Fleiss responded: “Could be…"


“Duck Dynasty’s” ratings keep declining, but don’t blame Phil Robertson
The A&E reality show is still a big hit, but its viewership has been going down since the fall, before Robertson’s homophobic comments.


Prince is taking over “The Arsenio Hall Show"
Prince sent a lookalike to announce that he will be Arsenio’s sole guest on Wednesday.


Buffy & Angel reunite
Sarah Michelle Gellar posed for a photo with David Boreanaz and his “Bones” co-star Emily Deschanel.


Ex-“SNL” star Chris Kattan charged with driving under the influence of drugs
He faces a maximum six months in jail and $1,000 fine.


Michelle Dockery: I’m staying with “Downton Abbey” till the end
“I am sticking with the show for however long the producers want it to go,” she said on a UK chat show, adding: "We don't know how long it's going to go on for.”


What will “The Walking Dead” do to the Oscars?
AMC is planning its normal schedule on Sunday, including “Talking Dead” with guests Norman Reedus, Emily Kinney and JB Smoove.

Jimmy Kimmel gets 'Scandal' stars to make 'Escandalo'

Jimmy Kimmel gets “Scandal” stars to make “Escandalo”
Kerry Washington helped introduce the “Spanish-language version” of “Scandal.” PLUS: Bellamy Young on Thursday’s “game-changer."


A U.S. senator is urging Esquire Network to yank “Friday Night Tykes”
U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, Democrat of Illinois, sent a letter to the cable network’s president saying “Friday Night Tykes” "exploits these children for purely entertainment purposes. For the sake of America’s youth athletes, I call on you to immediately end this shameful, dangerous display on your network.”


Jimmy Fallon’s Week 3 guests announced: He’ll reunite with Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert and Lindsay Lohan
Next week’s guests also include Chelsea Handler and Annette Benning. PLUS: Fallon & LeBron James film an old-school rap video.


Why Arthur Chu is ruining “Jeopardy!”
The game-theory player is taking the “romance” out of the game.


“Veep” takes a selfie with Bill Clinton
Julia Louis-Dreyfus spent Thursday hanging with President Clinton.


D.A. says OK to Andi Dorfman’s “Bachelorette” leave
While not specifically mentioning the ABC reality show, the Fulton County D.A. granted the “highly unusual” request and wrote: “I wish you the best of luck while you participate in this program.”


Sarah Drew talks about her “Grey’s Anatomy” decision
"Like most decisions that April makes, she is full of confusion and lots of emotion,” she says.


Sarah Michelle Gellar tackles Reddit questions, picking her fave “Buffy” episodes — and Angel
The former “Buffy” star was asked, “Spike or Angel?"


Ashton Kutcher & Mila Kunis are engaged
“That ‘70s Show’s” Jackie and Kelso are getting married in real life.


Joe Pantoliano joins CBS’ Alyson Hannigan-Tom Papa comedy pilot
“The Sopranos” alum will play Papa’s dad in “More Time With Family.”


Discovery Channel renews “Dude, You’re Screwed”
The survival reality show will be back for a 2nd season.


TruTV orders “Motor City Masters” starring Brooke Burns
She’ll host the car designer realty competition.


Lena Dunham: When I was 14, I tried to get a fake ID so I could watch “SNL” in person
The “Girls” star says she was so obsessed with “Saturday Night Live” she would watch the show while taking notes.

'Scandal' is back — and it has a lot of explaining to do

“Scandal” is back — and it has a lot of explaining to do
Here’s ranking the burning questions from most to least urgent, including what’s up with Mama Pope. PLUS: Life lessons from 2 1/2 “Scandal” seasons, Katie Lowes talks B613, Joe Morton says more people will become scary, introducing “Jazzy Snaps,” print out "Scandal" paper dolls, and Bellamy Young recalls being directed by Tony Goldwyn on “Dirty Sexy Money."


Amy Poehler nabs Ellen Burstyn for her NBC comedy pilot
She’ll play Natasha Lyonne’s aunt in the comedy about a reformed wild child who creates her own eldercare business.


HBO: We don’t do product placement, so T-Mobile didn’t pay for its “True Detective” cameo
An HBO spokesperson said “True Detective” bosses felt that the T-Mobile was an authentic brand for 2002.


How is ABC’s plan doing with its plan to split the seasons of “Scandal,” “Grey’s” and “Once Upon a Time”?
Has splitting the season in half resulted in better ratings?


Ailing Quantas hopes for a big financial boost from its “Modern Family” investment
The money-losing Australian airline spent $1 million in Aussie dollars to bring the show Down Under, including flying 80 “Modern Family” cast and crew members in a special “Modern Family Flyer” airplane.


ABC teaming with Twitter for Oscar coverage
Sunday’s broadcast will include 10 “Twitter mirror” photos from celebrities in the green room, plus a sponsored-tweet campaign.


Not long before auditioning for "The Daily Show," Jessica Williams was in a college class that showed Jon Stewart clips
Williams was just 22 when she joined “The Daily Show” in 2012. She recalls telling her professor, "Hey, so I need to reschedule midterms because I’m going to go audition for 'The Daily Show,' which you were showing in class earlier.”


Johnny Weir & Tara Lipinski get another gig: “Today” on the morning after the Oscars
They’ll talk fashion on Monday morning.


HBO's "Silicon Valley" poster spoofs Steve Jobs
“Where Everyone Wants To Be An Icon,” says the poster.


Stop trying to solve “True Detective” -- it's a “parody” of storytelling
The HBO series isn’t about trying to solve murder, it’s focus is on the storytelling in the cop genre, argues Pasha Malla. “The show clearly strives to remain aware of the familiarity of its  material—and to play around with that familiarity,” Malla explains. "Its  self-consciousness becomes evident when characters appear to be speaking directly to viewers—most obviously in Rust’s quasi-metaphysical interrogations of chronological narrative.” PLUS: Creator Nic Pizzolatto previews the remaining episodes, Alejandro González Iñárritu was originally on board as director, and how a former pro snowboarder ended up directing “True Detective."


Seth Rogen tells a US. Senate subcommittee he's a huge "House of Cards" fan
In testifying to raise awareness of Alzheimer’s disease, Rogen said: "I came here today for a few reasons. One, I'm a huge 'House of Cards' fan. Just marathoned the whole thing."


Fred Armisen credits the editors for making “Portlandia” funny
They take everything that we’ve shot, says Armisen, and make it funny. “We’re not in the editing room at all,” he says. “They judge it on what they laugh at.” PLUS: Armisen and Carrie Brownstein go through the “Portlandia” process.


Mayim Bialik’s kids don’t know about her “Blossom” past
“The Big Bang Theory” star tells Howard Stern she has shielded her kids from her child actor past, even though they get to play with a “Blossom” doll. PLUS: Simon Helberg shows off his Nicolas Cage impression for Letterman.


OWN releases details of Lindsay Lohan’s first 4 episodes
In Episode 4, Lohan tries to revive her image by doing a sketch on Jimmy Fallon.


Why is the 1st breakout star from “Girls” a guy?
What does say Adam Driver’s reported casting on “Star Wars” say about gender biases in TV vs. movies?


“The Vikings” returns — its boss was surprised fans loved the intellectual aspect of the show
"I always assumed they would be interested in the visceral side of it -- by the battles and things -- but in fact people really got into the human saga and the human story and the gods,” he says. But "people responded strongly to the more intellectual parts of the show,” he says, adding: "I was pleased by that.”


Sarah Drew tells whom she’d pick for her “Grey’s Anatomy’s” April
"I were playing matchmaker, I would set her up with Matthew,” she says. "They are on the same page about big life things, the way they look at the world and the way they share the same space.” PLUS: Why it’s hard to quit “Grey’s,” and Jessica Capshaw and Camilla Luddington on the midseason return.


Check out "Community's" animated “G.I. Jeff”
Jeff “Wingman" will get a special episode.


See “Game of Thrones’” brutal deaths animated as 8-bit gifs
Including the King’s Landing battle. PLUS: Hand-carved “Thrones” wood action figures are for sale.


Jimmy Kimmel puts Ellen on his back in Oscar promo
Who is he wearing? Ellen!


“Sharknado” producer: Syfy will "be very aggressive in making things look like things are naturally happening” on Twitter
Unlike the original movie, “Sharknado 2” will have a orchestrated social media presence that will include the entire cast live-tweeting.


Chelsea Handler will be live-tweeting the Oscars
The E! star will be live-tweeting for The Huffington Post.


Sarah Jessica Parker: TV’s portrayals of female friendships have devolved since “Sex and the City”
“It’s kind of surprising to say, but in a way (‘SATC’) was a more innocent time,” Parker recently told British GQ "… I think so much reality television – and the women that dominate culture today – are pretty unfriendly towards one another. They use language that’s really objectionable and cruel and not supportive. I like to remember that Carrie and the other
women in 'Sex and the City' were really nice to each other."


“From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series" posters revealed
El Rey Network and Robert Rodriguez have released posters for each of the main characters.


Another “Vampire Diaries” alum is joining the “Supernatural” spinoff
Stephen Martines is the 3rd “Vampire” veteran to join “Supernatural: Tribes."


Canadian TV renews “Lost Girl”
No word yet if Syfy will pick up the 5th season.


Meet Jerry Seinfeld, the Muppet
“New Material Seinfeld” was introduced on Pete Holmes’ TBS show.


“Orange is the New Black’s” Pablo Schreiber wants a divorce
After his wife filed for separation, Schreiber is requesting an end to their marriage.


“Downton Abbey” costumes are on display in a Delaware museum
Why Delaware?


“The Red Road” wastes its fascinating premise
The Sundance series, starring Jason Momoa, premieres tonight with a compelling story, but a weak script. PLUS: Sundance ends its streak of creating quality shows, there’s some excellence in it you’re patient, it’s like a flashback to 1990s Indie films, and why Jason Momoa calls it the “most challenging thing” he’s ever done.

'The Americans' returns to slightly above last season’s average

“The Americans” returns to slightly above last season’s average
The 1.9 million who tuned in was sharply down, however from the 3.22 million who watched the Season 1 debut, but DVR viewership should boost the final numbers.


“Parks and Rec” boss: Next season would be a good time to end the show
"We haven’t talked about it with NBC officially,” says Michael Schur, "but for many reasons — mostly just creatively in terms of where we’re building to this year — it would be natural if next year were the last year. I mean, you never know. We thought season 3 was our last year…. No decision has been made on that, but it wouldn’t surprise me if next year were the final season.”


“True Detective” creator shocked by Matthew McConaughey’s early “Unsolved Mysteries” role
“What?!?!? Had NO IDEA such a thing existed,” Nic Pizzolatto told EW by e-mail of McConaughey’s 1st acting credit, which has several similarities to the HBO series. “McConaughey never said anything about it, so he must not’ve remembered. That’s like eerie coincidence number #50. We’re in a hall of mirrors now, men…”


“Gilmore Girls” and “Scandal” alum Liza Weil joins “How To Get Away With Murder”
She’ll play an associate of Viola Davis on the legal thriller.


Clay Aiken’s Congressional bid is official
The former “Idol” runner-up submitted papers today to run for Congress in North Carolina.


Jimmy Fallon’s 1st week was “The Tonight Show’s” best since Johnny Carson said goodbye
About 10.42 million tuned in on average.


Introducing the new “SNL” Weekend Update team
Cecily Strong and Colin Jost went on “Today” this morning to talk about their new partnership.


Here’s every terrible joke from the “Mixology” premiere
Include the joke about rape.


CW finds its “Jane the Virgin”
Gina Rodriguez will play the title role in the Venezuelan telenovela adaptation.


“The Crazy Ones” and “Two and a Half Men” swap timeslots starting tonight
“Two and a Half Men” will kick off the hour at 9 pm.

Michelle Obama will make a cameo on 'Parks and Rec's' season finale

Michelle Obama will make a cameo on "Parks and Rec's" season finale
The first lady filmed her scene on Tuesday during an appearance with Amy Poehler at a Miami park to promote her "Let's Move" campaign. President Obama has previously said he watches "Parks and Recreation" with his family.

Ryan Murphy’s 'The Normal Heart' gets an HBO premiere date

Ryan Murphy’s “The Normal Heart” gets an HBO premiere date
The film starring Julia Roberts, Jim Parsons and Mark Ruffalo about the HIV-AIDs crisis in the 1980s NYC premieres May 25.


CNN’s Piers Morgan replacement: Rosie? Anthony Bourdain? Anderson Cooper? Rachel Maddow!?
The NY Daily News reports that Rosie O’Donnell is at the top of the list, though she denies it. Also being considered are Joy Behar, Ann Curry, David Muir and Star Jones.


Did “The Americans” show something unprecedented for basic cable?
There was one scene from last night's Season 2 premiere that may have never happened before on basic cable. PLUS: “Americans” producers answer questions on Reddit, “The Americans” has portrayed spying as what it’s supposed to be — scary, and last night’s season premiere sent three important messages.


Justin Hartley joins “Damaged Goods” on ABC
The “Smallville” alum will co-star in the comedy about two damaged men and two damaged women. PLUS: "Drop Dead Diva's" Carter MacIntyre joins USA's "Benched."


Jimmy Kimmel reveals 3 images from his celebrity-packed post-Oscar video
Here are pics of Tom Hanks, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Joseph Gordon-Levitt.


TV Guide Network will show repeats of the current “Survivor” and “Amazing Race” seasons
The CBS-owned network will air the reruns on Saturday nights.


ABC will air a special on the “Avengers” sequel
"Marvel Studios: Assembling a Universe” will go behind the scenes of the comic-media empire.


Melissa Joan Hart makes a Nutrisystem video promoting her 40-pound weightless
The 37-year-old “Melissa & Joey” star unveiled her new figure while shooting an ad for Nutrisystem.


Dr. Oz becomes a grandpa after his “Chew” daughter gives birth to a girl
“The Chew” co-host Daphne Oz, Dr. Oz’s eldest daughter, welcomed her first child on Wednesday.