Ryan Murphy reveals how 'Glee' would've ended had Cory Monteith lived


Ryan Murphy reveals how "Glee" would've ended had Cory Monteith lived
Here's an excerpt from Murphy's eulogy for Monteith: "Finn was going to have become a teacher, settled down happily in Ohio, at peace with his choice and no longer feeling like a Lima loser. The very last line of dialogue was to be this: Rachel comes back to Ohio, fulfilled and yet not, and walks into Finn's glee club. 'What are you doing here?' he would ask. 'I'm home,' she would reply. Fade out. The end."


Showtime announces "House of Lies Live"
An improv version of the Showtime series featuring its cast will air on New Year's Eve, with a preview going online the day before.


"Community" releases its "Mad Men" trailer
See Season 5 as the AMC series.


Rachel Zoe gives birth, names her baby "Kaius Jagger"

The Bravo welcomed her 2nd child on Sunday.

Nick Nolte joins Fox's 'Broadchurch' remake


Nick Nolte joins Fox's "Broadchurch" remake

On "Gracepoint," he'll play the series regular role of Jack Reinhold, " a stubborn, unmarried, willful man" who has lived in Gracepoint for 20 years.


Jerry Seinfeld's "Comedians in Cars" trailer features Tina Fey, Jay Leno, Howard Stern, Louis CK
The "Back to the Future" car, Patton Oswalt and Todd Barry will also be part of "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee" Season 3, which debuts on Jan. 2.


"SNL" scores its best ratings in nearly 2 years thanks to Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake
This was also "Saturday Night Live's" highest-rated Christmas episode since 2004. PLUS: Jimmy Fallon's episode was just about perfect, and Seth Meyers turns 40 this week.


Did E! "digitally elongate" Britney Spears to make her look thinner?

The "I Am Britney Jean" documentary that aired last night, according to Gawker, aired with its "picture slightly elongated, which is weird (Britney's not even going through an overweight period) and at odds with the entire concept of documentary filmmaking."


Billy Joel joins Ryan Seacrest's "New Year's Rockin' Eve"
He'll perform after the ball drops.


"Sons of Anarchy" gets gingerbread cookie makeover
Check out "Crumbs of Anarchy."


Phil Robertson defends his anti-gay comments
During a bible study session on Sunday, the "Duck Dynasty" star said: "I am just reading what was written over 2000 years ago. Those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom. All I did was quote from the scriptures, but they just didn’t know it. Whether I said it, or they read it, what’s the difference? The sins are the same, humans haven't changed." PLUS: Cracker Barrel restores "Duck" merchandise after backlash, and Charlie Sheen continues tweeting his anti-Robertson rant..


Watch "Orphan Black's" Season 2 trailer

"I'm part of a sisterhood like no other."


The Weather Channel plans mass coverage of the Super Bowl -- it's "The Weather Bowl"

More than 200 people will work on coverage of the Big Game, which may be in snowy conditions.


HBO releases another "Girls" trailer
"These are not just for me."


Nigella Lawson to be investigated by police over her cocaine admission
Scotland Yard is set to review her recent testimony.


"Glee's" Dot-Marie Jones marries her longtime girlfriend
Jones and Bridgett Casteen exchanged vows on Saturday.

Justin Timberlake unleashes his Jimmy Fallon impression on 'SNL,' cracking up Fallon


Justin Timberlake unleashes his Jimmy Fallon impression on "SNL," cracking up Fallon

Watch Fallon lose it in a "Family Feud" sketch. PLUS: Madonna and the real Barry Gibb came on "The Barry Gibb Talk Show," Paul McCartney sang a duet with Fallon, the women of "SNL" sing "(Do it On My) Twin Bed," and go backstage with Fallon.


Drake will be "SNL's" 1st host and musical guest of 2014
The rapper will pull double-duty on Jan. 18.


Charlie Sheen slams "Duck Dynasty's" Phil Robertson in Twitter rant
"hey Mallard brained ... Phil Robertso! ...you have offended and hurt so many dear friends of mine..." PLUS: Cracker Barrel pulls some "offensive" "Duck" products, and the Hunt Channel wants to take "Duck Dynasty" from A&E.

'SNL' finally releases Jimmy Fallon-Justin Timberlake promos


"SNL" finally releases Jimmy Fallon-Justin Timberlake promos

"Yeah, this is happening!....It's going to be a f*cking blast." PLUS: Fallon brought a Go Pro to "SNL" meeting, Kristen Wiig's "SNL" cameo two weeks ago wasn't planned, Taran Killam says of the Christmas show, "I can 100-percent guarantee that it will be the greatest episode of all time, ever," and play the "SNL" Fallon/Timberlake Drinking Game.


Tax credits lure an ABC sitcom pilot to shoot in Britain
"Galavent" will be the 2nd network show to film in the UK under new TV production tax credits, after Fox's "24: Live Another Day."


Watch the new "Justified" trailer

Here's a preview of Season 5, premiering Jan. 7.


Could "Duck Dynasty" move to another network?

A&E has the option for at least one more season, so moving networks would be tricky. But here are three other ways this controversy could end. PLUS: A&E warned Phil Robertson about speaking out too much, Walmart sells out of "Duck" merchandise, and A&E didn't want to disrespect gay employees by not suspending Robertson.


HBO orders "Claws," a nail salon dramedy from Rashida Jones

"Claws" will follow the "strange, dangerous women" who work at a Florida nail salon.


100 new TV shows, specials, events are launching in early 2014
Get ready for an onslaught of new TV programming over the next eight to 12 weeks.


David Tennant is taking American accent lessons over Skype to prep for Fox's "Broadchurch" remake
"I will be doing an American accent yes," Tennant says of preparing for "Gracepoint." "I will start working on it this afternoon actually and am getting help from a voice coach over Skype from America. That's how they do it."


"Nurse Jackie's" fake car accident prompts 7 people to call 911
The Wednesday incident in Staten Island is the latest TV shoot to freak out residents in and around New York City.


"24: Live Another Day" casts an alum from "The Wire"

Gbenga Akinnagbe will play a CIA field operative on the Fox event series.


Watch Jeanne Tripplehorn sing a Rolling Stone cover with Eddie Vedder -- as Julie Andrews
Earlier this week, the "Criminal Minds" star explained to Jimmy Kimmel how she came up with that rare talent.


Will Arnett is dating a producer he met on "Up All Night"
Us Weekly reports Arnett is following up his romance with Katie Lee with Erin David, who was an executive producer on the canceled NBC comedy.


Andre Braugher is getting a "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" husband from "Parks and Rec"
Marc Evan Jackson, who played "Parks and Recreation's" no-nonsense lawyer Trevor Nelsson, will play Captain Holt's significant other.


"The Vikings" returns Feb. 27
History says Season 2  "brings crises of faith, of power, of relationships."


"Real Housewives of Orange County" adds 2 more

Former Miss Kentucky USA Lizzie Rovsek and Shannon Beador are joining the cast for Season 9.


It's a "Battlestar Galactica" reunion

Michael Trucco tweeted a pic of him and "Killer Women" co-star Tricia Helfer, along with Katee Sackhoff.


What is a TV show "diversify staff writer"?

It's the diversity hire, as Beejoli Shah explains: "Most every writing room has one—an entry level, non-white staff writer, explicitly hired due to their race."


MTV's "Undressed": Read an oral history

The 1999-2002 series' alums include Max Greenfield, Taran Killam, Adam Brody, Chad Michael Murray, Katee Sackhoff, Marc Blucas, J. August Richards, Jason Ritter, Katie Aselton and Brandon Routh.


Adam Goldberg joins Jim Gaffigan's CBS comedy pilot
He'll play Gaffigan's best friend in the autobiographical project.


The Best TV Title Sequences of 2013

From "The Goldbergs" to "The Americans."


"The Good Wife" is bringing back Carrie Preston -- with a bear

The CBS drama plans to top her last entrance, on a treadmill desk.


HBO releases a 2nd "Looking" trailer

Take another look at the upcoming gay-themed comedy.


"Downton Abbey's" Hugh Bonneville is unrecognizable in PBS' "Mr. Stink"
Bonneville plays a vagrant character in a charming holiday fable airing Sunday.


Watch a preview of "Lost Girl" Season 4

The Syfy series returns Jan. 13.

Seth Meyers, who joined 'SNL' in 2001, is not leaving -- yet


Seth Meyers, who joined "SNL" in 2001, is not leaving -- yet

The future "Late Night" host tweeted this afternoon: "For those asking, tomorrow is not my last SNL. I have a few more in me."


A&E had a publicist monitor Phil Robertson's GQ interview, but he slipped out on an ATV ride with reporter
According to TMZ, it was during that time away from the publicist that the GQ reporter got the "Duck Dynasty" star's controversial thoughts on race and gays. UPDATE: GQ editor says: "PR rep was there the entire time."


"Katie" is going live to save money -- Katie Couric's talk show tapings often ran long
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Couric's talk show would sometimes tape twice as long as the allotted time, which resulted in a lot of work editing down the shows to one hour.


"Chicago PD" cuts 2 actors, including Clint Eastwood's son

Scott Eastwood and Tania Raymonde are exiting the "Chicago Fire" spinoff.


"House of Lies" books Fred Armisen and Balthazar Getty
Armisen will play a neurotic company owner, while Getty has been cast as a wealthy hedge fund manager who has a history with Eliza Coupe.


Anna Gunn gets a new TV hubby: Josh Hamilton
The "Breaking Bad" alum will be joined by Hamilton on Fox's "Gracepoint."


"Better Call Saul" adds 2 "Breaking Bad" writers
Thomas Schnauz and Gennifer Hutchison, who respectively wrote the "Buried" and "Confessions" episodes of this past season, have come aboard as producers on the AMC spinoff.

A&E suspended Phil Robertson because his comparison of homosexuality to bestiality was over-the-line


A&E suspended Phil Robertson because his comparison of homosexuality to bestiality was over-the-line
According to The Wrap, A&E Networks CEO Nancy Dubuc ultimately made the decision to suspend the "Duck Dynasty" star because his remarks to GQ were in conflict with "the fundamental values of the company." PLUS: The White House had a pool going on which reporter would ask President Obama a "Duck Dynasty" question at today's press conference (nobody asked), Bristol Palin lends her support for Robertson, crisis experts weigh in, 9 questions you were too embarrassed to ask about "Duck Dynasty," and A&E has many "Duck" marathons planned over the next week.


Patton Oswalt unveils a standup special promo shot in reverse
Watch the "forward" and "reverse" versions of Oswalt's Epix special promo for "Tragedy Plus Comedy Equals Time."


Here are your holiday TV marathons, events and specials

From TBS' "A Christmas Story" marathon to "It's a Wonderful Life."


George R.R. Martin will host a screening of every "Game of Thrones" episode at his New Mexico theater
For 12 weeks, starting Jan. 6, Martin will screen three shows per week, one night a week.


"Heroes" alum Jack Coleman surfaces on "CSI"
He'll guest as a pastor whose teen daughter suddenly dies.


Nickelodeon renews "The Thundermans"

The live-action superhero kids' comedy will be back for Season 2.


Shortly before joining "SNL," Will Ferrell performed for the O.J. Simpson jury
As Ferrell recalls to Jimmy Kimmel, he was a member of the Groundlings when he and his fellow comedy troupe members were asked to entertain the O.J. jury.


"Melissa & Joey" books Yvette Nicole Brown
The "Community" star has landed another guest role. PLUS: Mo Gaffney will also guest on "Melissa & Joey."


"Real" from "Real Chance of Love" undergoes cancer-removal surgery
Ahmad "Real" Givens had a cancerous growth removed from his colon on Wednesday.


Judd Apatow talks to Jay Leno about interviewing him in 1983
A teenage Apatow had a knack for interviewing comedians, including Jerry Seinfeld.


"The Sing-Off" to have a "We Belong" finale
Pat Benatar will be joined by Pentatonix and Neil Geraldo to perform her 1984 hit.


Sofia Vergara butchers a Christmas carol  her "Modern Family" co-stars

Watch the video of her attempt to sing "Jingle Bells," shared by Jesse Tyler Ferguson.


Writer on NBC's "Believe" commits suicide
Ned Vizzini, who is best known for his book "It’s Kind of a Funny Story," which was adapted as a Zach Galifianakis film, was found dead at age 32. Vizzini was a writer on the J.J. Abrams NBC drama.

A&E getting death threats; 9 of 10 remaining 'Duck Dynasty' episodes have been shot


A&E getting death threats; 9 of 10 remaining "Duck Dynasty" episodes have been shot
The cable network had to beef up security at its NYC headquarters after receiving death threats and suspicious packages.


Why aren't Phil Robertson's comments on race the real "Duck Dynasty" scandal?

In his GQ interview, Robertson said blacks in the Jim Crow south were happy: "Pre-entitlement, pre-welfare, you say: Were they happy? They were godly; they were happy; no one was singing the blues."


"The X Factor" down 45% over last year's finale

An encore of "A Charlie Brown Christmas" even beat the Simon Cowell competition. PLUS: Demi Lovato ticked off over "X Factor" drinking joke.


Kristen Cavallari details "The Hills" fakery: Producers texted us lines
"I had fake relationships, fake fights," she tells "Bethenny."


Writers Guild to honor "The Wire's" David Simon with a career achievement award
"David Simon’s distinguished career is a celebration of his ability to combine the street smarts of the cityside newspaper reporter he once was with the creative imagination of a novelist," says the president of WGA East.


Middle East getting its own "Ugly Betty"
An Arab version of "Everybody Loves Raymond" is also in the works.

John Oliver was in tears over Jon Stewart's emotional 'Daily Show' tribute to him


John Oliver was in tears over Jon Stewart's emotional "Daily Show" tribute to him
Oliver ended his 7 1/2 year stint on Thursday, and was taken aback by Stewart' surprise retrospective. PLUS: Oliver leads "Daily Show" audience in a moment of zen sing-a-long.


"Duck Dynasty" creator played a gay porn star in the movie "The Fluffer"
Scott Gurney, who founded "Duck" producer Gurney Productions with his wife Deirdre Gurney in 2005, played a gay porn star in the 2001 independent film "The Fluffer."


Bearded Stephen Colbert "defends" "Duck Dynasty's" Phil Robertson

"The P.C. Police have pulled over yet another patriot," says Colbert. PLUS: Jon Stewart uses "Duck" controversy to slam Fox News.

ABC orders 'How to Get Away With Murder' from Shonda Rhimes


ABC orders "How to Get Away With Murder" from Shonda Rhimes

The proposed series will revolve around a law school class and their professor who get caught up in a murder plot.


David Mamet is developing a "7 Deadly Sins" limited series for Fox
Each of seven episodes will explore one of the deadly sins (wrath,  greed, sloth, pride, lust, envy and gluttony).


Ellen DeGeneres dances in the streets in her 1st Oscar promo
Watch Ellen in tuxedo with "SYTYCD" backup dancers in a video directed by Paul Feig.


"Duck Dynasty" already filmed most of the season's remaining episodes with Phil Robertson
The A&E hit returns Jan. 15, and the "Duck Commander" is a major part of the storyline, so it's unclear how suspension will affect the show. PLUS: Why A&E can't back off the suspension, what about Robertson's controversial comments on race?, Robertson publicly bashed gays for years, PETA wants "Duck Dynasty" canceled, Sarah Palin wants "Duck" moved to Sportsman Channel, GLAAD is reeling from its biggest backlash in years, Aziz Ansari has an alternate theory, Under Armour is sticking with the "Duck" stars, A&E's suspension was a "confused knee-jerk reaction," Robertson was suspended for staying in character, and the family says: "We cannot imagine the show going forward without our patriarch at the helm."


Why a show about the birth of Twitter is doomed to fail
TV is already littered with failed shows about web culture.


Nickelodeon teams with Garry Marshall on "Crime Procedural," a comedy starring kids
The sitcom will be like "Bugsy Malone" in that children will play grown-up roles in a crime-ridden city.


How Donna Martin lost her virginity on "Beverly Hills 90210"
Read the oral history of that very special episode.


"A Charlie Brown Christmas" comes to life in a NYC flash mob
What happens when you bring the iconic dance scene from the "Peanuts" classic to life?


"Community's" Season 5 premiere will be like the pilot -- but it won't pretend Season 4 was a dream
Dan Harmon says he and writers nixed the dream idea. "We decided that it made the most sense for us to pretend that we were writing a new pilot for a new show about a lawyer who had once gone to a community college," he says, "but was a very poor community college, with a bunch of people that he loved a lot."


"HIMYM" co-creator defends March 31 series finale date
Says Craig Thomas: "It's a change - but fewer repeats, promotion during March Madness, and we get to do our finale not up against any other finales... upsides!" PLUS: "How HIMYM saved me and my dad."


"SNL": What's right, what's wrong with this transition season
What's wrong: Lorne Michaels can't stop letting celebrity friends and "SNL" alumni make cameos, says Hank Stuever. What's right: "The women in the cast, especially, are harnessing a long-overdue interest in post-feminist comedy; they are beneficiaries of the work (Tina) Fey, (Kristen) Wiig, Amy Poehler and Maya Rudolph (among others) did in the 2000s." PLUS: Will Ferrell reveals his least-favorite host: Joan Allen.


Did Cartoon Network cancel a show because it was too appealing to girls?

The creator of "Tower Prep" says Cartoon Network had trouble monetizing female characters, so it wanted to go after boys, who are more likely to buy toys.


Surprising facts about 2013 TV ratings: "The Good Wife" ranks No. 106 in all-important 18-49 demo
Of "The Good Wife's" 11.7 million viewers, just 259,000 are men under 35.


Whatever happened to Kel from "Kenan & Kel"?
Kel Mitchell would prefer not to talk about Kenan Thompson, who beat him out for the "SNL" job.


Shonda Rhimes' color-blind casting: Is this how to solve Hollywood's diversity woes?
Rhimes' casting director says: "When I cast the pilot of 'Grey's,' Shonda didn't give anybody a last name. She just said, 'Linda, I want you to cast it the way you see the world.'" That eventually led to Chandra Wilson beating out Kristin Chenoweth for a role on the ABC series.


Women on TV had a good year
Female-driven shows like "Orange is the New Black" and "Orphan Black" were all the rage in 2013.


Here are the 12 objects that defined TV this year
From "Breaking Bad's" Stevia packet to "Girls" Q-tip.


It's Jimmy Kimmel as a baby

Celebrating his first Christmas.


Rhea Perlman is coming to "The Neighbors"

She'll guest as Debbie's mom.


BBC has commissioned a radio documentary on "Buffy the Vampire Slayer"
BBC will post the retrospective, featuring fresh interviews with Joss Whedon and his writers, on its website on Dec. 26.


Harry Connick Jr. on judging "American Idol": "It's not rocket science, right?"

"It's a very simple concept. They hired us to judge, and all these young performers sign up to be judged. That's it. They sing, we judge, it's pretty easy." PLUS: "Idol" is getting a new, very experienced live TV director.


Chalky White's "Boardwalk Empire"-themed children's books: The perfect Christmas present
Michael K. Williams introduces the most inappropriate children's present.


Watch the promo for Tim Gunn's "Under the Gunn"
The Lifetime reality show debuts Jan. 16.


"Breaking Bad's" Walter White is Santa Claus

Check out Santa Heisenberg.


"Cougar Town" pays homage to "A Christmas Story"
TBS is using the 24-hour "A Christmas Story" marathon to promote Season 5 of the Courteney Cox comedy.


Ryan Seacrest: "I am a Food Network junkie"
Seacrest talks about what he likes to watch, besides his own shows.


11 criminally underutilized TV actors
From Julie Benz to Lamorne Morris.


Video store warns of "'Firefly' addiction"
"'Firefly' addiction is a serious thing..."


Check out the "Game of Thrones" 4D Puzzle Map
You can now build Westeros from the ground up.


Marie Osmond becomes a grandma
Osmond, 54, is a grandmother for the first time after her son welcomed a baby boy.

'Hannibal' returns Feb. 28


"Hannibal" returns Feb. 28
Season 2 of the NBC series will air on Fridays in the spring.


Michael Peña joins Fox's "Broadchurch" remake
He'll play the father of the dead child in "Gracepoint."


TLC picks up "My Five Wives"

A special on the polygamous Williams family will become a regular series after attracting 1.9 million viewers in September.


Ellen DeGeneres responds to Marine's death skydiving while on a trip from "Ellen" show

Ellen said in a statement she's been in contact with the wife whose husband died during their trip to Australia.


Preview "Community's" new animated Christmas short
Jeff Winger is alone for the holidays in "Miracle on Jeff's Street."