'Ted' is in talks to visit 'Wahlburgers'


"Ted" is in talks to visit "Wahlburgers"
Mark Wahlberg, who's shooting "Ted 2," is trying to get Seth MacFarlane to lend his talking bear to the A&E reality show for one episode.


Seth Meyers: Stefon and I will reunite on "Late Night" -- "eventually"
"Bill (Hader) and I spoke during my last 'SNL,' and we do think he'll turn up eventually," Meyers said last night on "Watch What Happens Live." PLUS; Meyers' fave "SNL" moment was Amy Poehler's Sarah Palin rap.


Bob Costas: I expect to return before the Olympics are over

"I feel fine, which feels weird," Costas told Ryan Seacrest this morning, adding that he's been apprised of the "viral" nature of his illness. PLUS: Costas is out again tonight.


"The Ellen DeGeneres Show" will air live the day after the Oscars
Ellen says it's rare for her to do a live show, saying she's done "maybe twice in 11 years."


Obama will spend this weekend binge-watching DVDs of "True Detective" and "Game of Thrones"
"Where is my 'True Detective' and 'Game of Thrones'?" the president asked HBO CEO Richard Pleper on Tuesday night, at the White House state dinner for France.


Conan pays tribute to Sid Caesar

Turns out Conan O'Brien was influenced as a child by the comedy legend.


Stephen Colbert concludes he's the First Lady of France
Colbert pointed out that he sat next to Michelle Obama at the White House's state dinner for France, a seat usually reserved for France's first lady. But France doesn't have a first lady. PLUS: Colbert is auctioning off the microwave he stole from Bill O'Reilly.


"Orange is the New Black's" Crazy Eyes has a figure skater past

"I figure skated for like 10 years when I was a kid," says Uzo Aduba.


"Star Wars: The Clone Wars'" final season will be shown on Netflix

The streaming service announced that Season 6, plus all previous seasons, will be available. Season 6 debuts March 7.


An openly gay "Idol" contestant made the Top 30 for the 1st time
M.K. Nobilette, 20, said last night: "I'm very obviously gay, and there are always gonna be people in America … who will definitely hate me, but I think that in the last two years there have been a lot of things that have really changed that."


Watch the "Friday Night Lights"-"Parenthood" crossover
Crucifictorious lives!


"Workaholics" star Adam Devine will lend his voice to "American Dad"
He'll play an announcer at a karate tournament pitting Steve vs. Snot.


"The Bachelor's" Sean Lowe & Catherine Giudice reveal their honeymoon pics
Check them out in Bora Bora.

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Comcast is acquiring Time Warner Cable for $45 billion


Comcast is acquiring Time Warner Cable for $45 billion
The two largest cable companies should become one by the end of the year.

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Matt Lauer will have hosted 20 hours of TV in a 37-hour period


Matt Lauer will have hosted 20 hours of TV in a 37-hour period
That's between his work on "Today" and filling in two nights for Bob Costas, according to NBC Olympics executive producer Jim Bell. PLUS: NBC isn't surprised by all the talk about Costas' eye, and Lester Holt attempts to dance.


ABC pilot casts Juliette Lewis as a detective investigating Ryan Phillippe
Lewis will co-star on "Secrets & Lies" in which Phillippe's character emerges as the prime suspect in a young boy's murder.


"Sherknado 2" will feature Mark McGrath, Kelly Osbourne, Andy Dick, Judah Friedlander

Vivica A. Fox will also join Judd Hirsch in "The Second One" sequel.


"HIMYM's" series finale will cost advertisers $500,000 per 30-second slot

That's the price for advertisers who didn't fork over money for "How I Met Your Mother" during last year's upfronts.


"How I Met Your Dad's" pilot script seems like it was written for Greta Gerwig
The script is "very Gerwig," says David Haglund, who obtained a copy of the pilot script. He points out that the reaction to Gerwig doing a sitcom would likely have been different if it was on FX or HBO. PLUS: Why Gerwig will shine on a weekly sitcom, and why the mainstream might reject her.


Sean Lowe recounts his "Bachelor" experience on a Christian website: "A lot of the time, it felt wrong"

Says Lowe: "I wrestled with it quite a bit, thinking, 'I'm pretty sure God opened this door, but what if he didn't? What if it's just an opportunity that came about, and what if I'm actually harming my testimony by going on a show and dating multiple people at one time, and kissing multiple people?'"


Jimmy Fallon: "I think Kimmel is going to be my main competitor"
Lorne Michaels and Fallon are talking about what Fallon's "Tonight Show" will and will not be -- it won't be the place, for instance, for hard-hitting interviews with politicians. As for Kimmel, he says, "It's a friendly rivalry, it really is. I needed someone to compete against me, to make me want to be sharper. Jimmy makes me want to be better."


Report: NFL picked CBS because it was No. 1, even though it didn't submit the highest bid
NFL executives were drawn to being on the network that offered the biggest potential audience, according to Sports Business Journal.


A "Mindy Project" writer recalls the 16 years he spent as a competitive pairs figure skater
Chris Schleicher, whose first "Mindy" episode airs in April, was at one time ranked 13th at the junior national level.


U2 will perform at the Oscars
Bono and his band will perform their Oscar-nominated song "Ordinary Love" from the film "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom."


"The X-Files'" Chris Carter explains his long hiatus from TV
Carter, who's now juggling "The After" on Amazon and an AMC project, says: "Certainly I needed to recharge. Also, television was changing when the show ended, reality TV was really taking over. I saw it as a time to sit back and let the dust settle."


Ronda Rousey had just started watching "Entourage" when she was approached for a role in the movie

The UFC fighter wouldn't reveal her role, but she'll be taking some time off from fighting.


Why "New Girl" needs to boot Coach
Damon Wayans Jr's character seems like a stand-in, and the writers seem to have no idea how to use him.


"Real World" co-creator donates $6.7M to create a documentary journalism program at his alma mater
Jon Murray had been working on his donation to the University of Missouri School of Journalism for a year.


"Mistresses" books Krista Allen

She'll guest as a housewife on the ABC series.


University professor creates a "From Revelation to 'The Walking Dead'" course
Central Michigan University's course will tackle the potential of zombies in a post-apocalyptic world.


Watch the promo for "Game of Stones"

Discovery Channel's gem hunter reality show debuts Feb. 28.


Watch the promo for "Game of Arms"
AMC's arm wrestling reality show premieres Feb. 25.

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'Big Bang Theory' and 'Elementary' will move to a new night during CBS Thursday NFL games


"Big Bang Theory" and "Elementary" will move to a new night during CBS Thursday NFL games

CBS boss Les Moonves mentioned those two Thursday shows in saying "we're not going to wait until November" -- after CBS is done with its eight Thursday NFL games -- to launch their new seasons.

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Carl Reiner on Sid Caesar: 'Television owes him a debt of gratitude'


Carl Reiner on Sid Caesar: "Television owes him a debt of gratitude"

"Inarguably he was the greatest single monologist and skit comedian we ever had," Carl Reiner said in a statement. "Television owes him a debt of gratitude for his pioneering work and the great shows he gave us all. Render onto Caesar what is his due. He deserves real applause from the American people."


"Taxi's" Judd Hirsch will drive a cab in the "Sharknado" sequel

"Sharknado 2" is currently casting for local NYC celebrities, including a weatherman and a shock jock.


"GMA" is even topping "Today" during the Olympics

On Monday, "Today" was No. 1. But "Good Morning America" topped "Today" on Tuesday.


Some Olympic fans didn't like Matt Lauer subbing for Bob Costas
A few viewers were particularly annoyed by Lauer's beard. PLUS: How jingoistic is NBC's coverage?, Johnny Weir drawing attention for his "fashion fierceness," and naked Lauer and Al Roker got spanked at a Russian bathhouse.


"Shameless" books Jeffrey Dean Morgan for the season finale

He'll guest as Fiona's new boss.


Adult Swim renews "Rick and Morty"

Dan Harmon's animated comedy will be back for a 2nd season.


TruTV orders a reality show about "Safecrackers"

"The Safecrackers" will follow the Alabama locksmiths as they try to crack lost and abandoned safes.


January Jones: Did "50 Shades of Grey" poster steal from "Mad Men"?

The "50 Shades" poster, she notes, looks like the 2010 "Mad Men" poster of Don Draper standing in front of a window.


"Sesame Street" spoofs "Flappy Bird" with "Flappy Bert"

Check out Bert in a parody of the mobile video game that no longer available.


"Girls" meets the Sochi games
It's the "Shoshi Games 2014," celebrating Shoshanna's Olympic triumphs.


Jason Alexander defends his hairpiece

"I do standup comedy called 'An Evening With Jason Alexander and His Hair,'" the former "Seinfeld" star explains to Craig Ferguson. "The hair has billing and an agent and I had to wear it on your show."


Fox Business Channel to launch a "Strange Inheritance" TV show

The half-hour show will examine "real-life stories of unconventional inheritances."


"Grimm" casts C. Thomas Howell
He'll guest as an FBI agent.

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Will Forte is set to play the 'Last Man on Earth' on Fox


Will Forte is set to play the "Last Man on Earth" on Fox
The "SNL" alum, who was received Oscar buzz last year for his role in "Nebraska," has co-created and will star in a comedy pilot about the last man on Earth.

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TV pioneer, comedy legend Sid Caeser dies at 91


TV pioneer, comedy legend Sid Caeser dies at 91
With "Your Show of Shows" launching in 1950, Caesar became one of the "greatest improvisors and one of the most rigorous sketch-comedy artists in television history," says Ken Tucker, who adds that he as "a modest dynamo, a man who disappeared into his comedy as though it was his escape from reality."


Seth Meyers' 1st week "Late Night" lineup: Joe Biden, Kanye West, Lena Dunham

Meyers will also be joined by Kelly Ripa, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Sophia Bush and Brad Paisley.


"Vampire Diaries" and other Atlanta-based TV shows shut production over potentially catastrophic storm

The storm, described as "an event of historical proportions," forced Atlanta shows like "The Originals" to shut down, as well as "Drop Dead Diva" and "Devious Maids."


Paula Deen scores $75M cash infusion

A private investment firm is helping to fund the former Food Network star's comeback by helping start a new company called Paula Deen Ventures.


"HIMYM's" Cristin Milioti joining Rashida Jones' NBC comedy pilot
Milioti will play one-half of a couple in "A to Z"


HBO picks up "Utopia" from David Fincher
Fincher is re-teaming with "Gone Girl" writer Gillian Flynn on an adaptation of the hit British series about die-hard fans of an underground graphic novel.


Drake Bell files for bankruptcy

The former Nickelodeon "Drake & Josh" star is reportedly more than $1.5 million in debt.

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HBO's John Oliver comedy show will be called 'Last Week Tonight,' debuting April 27


HBO's John Oliver comedy show will be called "Last Week Tonight," debuting April 27

"Last Week Tonight with John Oliver" will air on Sundays at 11 pm, following HBO's original lineup of shows, including "Game of Thrones."


"The Killing's" Mireille Enos is pregnant

Enos, and her husband, "Spin City's" Alan Ruck, are expecting their 2nd child. PLUS: "The Killing" promotes Gregg Henry for final season.


Paleyfest announces participants: Which "Lost" cast members will show up?
The "Lost" 10th anniversary panel will include Josh Holloway, Emilie de Ravin, Ian Somerhalder, Jorge Garcia, Yunjin Kim, Daniel Dae Kim, Henry Ian Cusick, Malcolm David Kelley, Nestor Carbonell, Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse.

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Donal Logue joins Batman prequel 'Gotham'


Donal Logue joins Batman prequel "Gotham"

He'll be partnered with Ben McKenzie's James Gordon, playing Det. Harvey Bullock.

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Bob Costas is taking a 2nd night off


Bob Costas is taking a 2nd night off
Costas told "Today" by phone this morning that his eyes are so sensitive that they are tearing up even in dim light. So Matt Lauer will fill in once again. PLUS: Why Costas is essential to Olympics coverage.


Ryan Seacrest is launching a clothing line with help from Macy's
"Ryan Seacrest Distinction" will debut in 150 of Macy's 500 stores this spring, and it'll specialize in helping guys match the colors of their suit and tie. "I'm not a designer, nor do I think I am," says Seacrest. "I see an opportunity to help curate these different pieces for guys at an accessible level."


Is "How I Met Your Dad" a step down for movie actress Greta Gerwig?
Some are accusing Gerwig -- the "indie darling and Mumblecore queen" -- of "selling out" to television, especially after her highest-profile movie role in "Frances Ha." One publication accused her of stooping to TV.


"The Biggest Loser's" Rachel: "Maybe I was a little too enthusiastic in my training"

Rachel Frederickson insists, though, she's "very, very healthy."


Check out Julia Louis-Dreyfus' date with the real "Veep"
Louis-Dreyfus sat next to Vice President Joe Biden for last night's White House state dinner honoring France. PLUS: Mindy Kaling tweeted pics from inside the White House.


"Dads" ends the season with 2.6 million viewers
The much-derided Fox comedy was down 30% from last week thanks to the Olympics.


"Nightline" co-anchor: I was on cocaine and ecstasy when I melted down on "GMA" 10 years ago
ABC News' Dan Harris is confessing that drug use was responsible for his panic attack on air in 2004.


"Veronica Mars" covers EW

See Veronica and Logan and marshmallows.


Lady Gaga is filming a music video with the "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills"
The "super-secret" video revolves around the Bravo cast.


Nathan Fielder tells Jimmy Kimmel he feared going to jail over Dumb Starbucks
The "Nathan For You" star says the health department could've jailed him for operating without a permit.


"The Office's" Oscar Nunez joins USA comedy "Benched"

He'll join Eliza Coupe and Jay Harrington on the legal comedy, playing a public defender.


"Army Wives" is exiting with a 2-hour farewell special

"Army Wives: A Final Salute" airing March 16 will feature comments from real-life military wives.


Sarah Silverman is dating Michael Sheen

Us Weekly says Silverman and the "Masters of Sex" star were recently spotted making out.


Former "Storage Wars" contestant wins a storage locker full of human ashes
Steve Monetti spent $550 on a locker full of containers filled with human remains.


Watch Neil Patrick Harris' new music video

The "HIMYM" star is starring in a "SLEEP with neuro" drink campaign.

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