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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Greta Gerwig lands the lead in 'How I Met Your Dad'


Greta Gerwig lands the lead in "How I Met Your Dad"
Gerwig will play the female version of "How I Met Your Mother's" Ted Mosby, a woman named Sally, who is described as a "female Peter Pan."

'White Collar' is in limbo


"White Collar" is in limbo
Filming on Season 6 is supposed to begin in March, but USA's talks with the studio have stalled, leaving "White Collar" with an uncertain future.


White House's state dinner honoring France features Mindy Kaling, Stephen Colbert, Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Tonight's state dinner in honor of French President Francois Hollande is also featuring J.J. Abrams and CNN boss Jeff Zucker. PLUS: See Kaling's outfit, Louis-Dreyfus sat next to the real "Veep" Joe Biden, and Colbert sat at the head table next to Michelle Obama.


Matt Lauer says of Bob Costas: "He looked a little like the loser in a prize fight"
"I'm Matt Lauer, in for Bob Costas tonight," said Laure at the top of Tuesday's Sochi coverage. "If you've been following along the last several days you know Bob’s been battling – and that's an understatement — an eye infection that's traveled a little bit." PLUS: NBC Sports' Michele Tafoya tweets: "Sources close to Bob Costas tell me his eye problems are due to a virus, not an infection."


Without NBC, the IOC couldn't afford to run the Olympics

The Peacock's $775 million payment to the International Olympic Committee represents 62% of the IOC's broadcast revenue for this year's games. In fact, as The Washington Post notes, NBC is responsible for funding a fifth of all Olympic games. PLUS: Why is snowboarding coverage so terrible?... and sexist?, and why can't NBC's Olympics website avoid spoilers?


Original '90s Flash will guest on CW's "The Flash"
John Wesley Shipp will have a "mysterious role" on the CW series.


"Melissa & Joey" sets up another "Sabrina" reunion
Melissa Joan Hart will be reunited with Beth Broderick, her "Sabrina, the Teenage Witch" aunt.


"HIMYM's" The Mother has yet to learn her name

Says Cristin Milioti: "I don't know if it’s because they think I’m a terrible liar, but no, I have not been told that. It's very much on lockdown."


Kurt Sutter: A "Sons of Anarchy" video game is "definitely" happening

"and it's pretty f*cking awesome," Sutter wrote on Twitter.


BBC America asks: What if Robin Hood and the Sheriff of Nottingham were the same person?
That's the premise of "Nottingham," from the creator of "Dracula."


Dave Chappelle said "I'm Rick James, bitch" 10 years ago today
It was Feb. 11, 2004 that "Chappelle Show" aired the famous "Charlie Murphy's True Hollywood Stories" episode.


"Brooklyn Nine-Nine": TV's most quietly pro-gay show
Unlike other shows, the Andy Samberg comedy manages to address gay rights issues thoughtfully with little fanfare.


Ken Burns: I wouldn't want a narrator for a documentary on Ken Burns
Burns answered questions on Reddit, saying of a potential Burns documentary: "I'd want it to be a silent film. Wouldn't that be good."


"Bones" releases a Happy Valentine's Day video
Watch a cute compilation of Booth and Brennan.


Will "Supernatural's" spinoff get a much-needed female lead?

The "Supernatural" females haven't come off well, with them falling into the category of lover, mother, daughter or bitch.


"Grey's Anatomy" gets a new surgeon
"Big Love" alum Patrick Fabian will recur as a pediatric surgeon.


Look back at Fred Armisen's pre-"SNL" music career

Armisen was part of the hardcore punk group Trenchmouth and later played drums for Blue Man Group. PLUS: Meet some of Armisen's band members, and Jimmy Fallon wants to be part of Armisen's band.


Will Simon Cowell ever return to American TV?
Cowell has been an American TV staple since 2002, except for the 16 months off that he took to launch "The X Factor."


Garry Trudeau is putting his comic strip "Doonesbury" on hold for "Alpha House"

The Amazon series is keeping Trudeau busy all summer.


Betty White goes crazy on "WWE Monday Night Raw"
The 92-year-old White last night showed no signs of slowing down.


Timothy Olyphant can't think of anything he wants to see Raylan accomplish on "Justified"
"I reserve the right to change my mind here," he says, "but I don't think there's anything I really want to see him accomplish. I just hope that we take our time and are thoughtful about the way he goes about accomplishing things." PLUS: Joelle Carter talks Ava and Raylan, and Olyphant originally wanted "Justified" to be called "Killtucky."


Check out Freddie Prinze Jr.'s "Star Wars Rebels" Cowboy Jedi character

Prinze says he always wanted to play a Jedi.


Tim Gunn: Larry King thought "Project Runway" was about an airport

Gunn offers advice and recollections in his Reddit Ask Me Anything.


"SNL's" Vanessa Bayer recalls her "Late Night with Conan O'Brien" internship
Bayer also recalls how she was too ugly for a peanut commercial. PLUS: Conan's YouTube channel surpasses 500 million views.


Ex-"Baywatch" babe Donna D'Errico files for bankruptcy

The ex-wife of Nikki Sixx claims she only has $20 to her name.


Lifetime orders dystopian-future drama "The Lottery"
In the 10-episode series, women stop having children, "threatening extinction of the human race. When 100 embryos are successfully fertilized, a national lottery is held to decide the surrogates."


PBS tonight tells the true story of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

It's part o the latest installment of "American Experience."


See more "House of Cards" teasers

Netflix has three more trailers in advance of Season 2's release this weekend.

Tom Brokaw announces he has cancer: 'I am very optimistic'


Tom Brokaw announces he has cancer: "I am very optimistic"
The 74-year-old former "NBC Nightly News" anchor was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a cancer affecting blood cells in the bone marrow, at the Mayo Clinic in August, according to NBC News, which adds that "doctors are optimistic about the outcome of the treatment he is receiving."

HBO orders 'The Brink,' a geopolitical crisis comedy starring Jack Black and Tim Robbins


HBO orders "The Brink," a geopolitical crisis comedy starring Jack Black and Tim Robbins
The dark comedy about a geopolitical crisis stars Robbins as the U.S. Secretary of State and Black as a lowly foreign service offirer. Jay Roach is directing and Jerry Weintraub is producing "The Brink," which also stars Aasif Mandvi, Esai Morales, Pablo Schreiber and Geoff Pierson.

'Dads' takes a shot at 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine'


"Dads" takes a shot at "Brooklyn Nine-Nine"
On tonight's episode, Martin Mull's character drunkenly sings about "Dads'" fellow Fox freshman comedy: "It takes gallons of wine/ to sit through “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”/that Golden Globe should be mine!/Bottoms up! Bottoms up!"


Taylor Lautner will star in a BBC sitcom, replacing Andy Samberg

Samberg starred on the first season of BBC3's culture-clash comedy "Cuckoo," and now Lautner has signed up for Season 2, playing a mysterious American stranger who shows up on a British family's doorstep. He'll be joined by Helen Baxendale, who played Ross' British girlfriend on "Friends."


Jerry Seinfeld: "The Lego Movie" ripped off my American Express ads
Seinfeld tweeted today: "I think Lego Movie stole my Superman has issues with Green Lantern bit from Amex Seinfeld and Superman webisode. Anyone else catch that?"


Rapper Nas' life is set to become an Xbox TV series

"Street Dreams" will be loosely based on Nas' 1990s childhood in Long Island’s Queensbridge housing complex.


Remembering Shirley Temple's TV past
Temple, who died last night at age 85, made a small mark on the small screen as host and narrator of NBC's 1958 anthology series "Shirley Temple's Storybook." Temple returned for a 2nd season in 1961 for retitled "The Shirley Temple Show," which aired in color. PLUS: TCM sets a Shirley Temple marathon for March 9.


"Psych's" Maggie Lawson to "Save the Date" on CBS
She'll play a 35-year-old woman who needs to meet the right man after unexpectedly booking a wedding venue.