Katie Couric's talk show canceled


Katie Couric's talk show canceled
Disney and ABC announced that "Katie" will end in June after two seasons.

'How I Met Your Mother's' final episode airs March 31


"How I Met Your Mother's" final episode airs March 31
The long-running CBS comedy is bowing out early with a one-hour finale, followed by the series premiere of "Friends with Better Lives." On April 14, "2 Broke Girls" will assume the 8 o'clock Monday timeslot.


Hawaii to host a 10-year anniversary "Lost" event in 2014

Details are sketchy, but "Lost 2014: The 10-Year Fan Gathering" is scheduled for Sept. 20-22 in Oahu. "Lost" premiered on Sept. 22, 2004.


Hoda & Kathie Lee will host a New Year's Eve special on NBC

"A Toast to 2013" is set for 8 pm on Dec. 31.


Adam Scott promises a "live birth" for the "Parks and Rec" season finale
"It's going to be a lot like 'The Sound of Music' with some sort of mammal or reptile giving birth and/or hatching from a reptile or amphibian or insect egg—we haven't worked out all the details," he says.

Barbara Walters wins the night with her final 'Most Fascinating People' special


Barbara Walters wins the night with her final "Most Fascinating People" special
The special -- which named Hillary Clinton No. 1 "most fascinating" person of 2013 -- also featured the "Duck Dynasty" clan, excluding Phil Robertson, who instead went duck hunting.


Matt Smith will be naked in "Doctor Who" Christmas special
The BBC has released two pics of The Doctor in the buff.


Watch the trailer for "Salem"
WGN America's first scripted series, set in 17th century Massachusetts, is from Brannon Braga and stars Shane West, Ashley Madekewe, Seth Gabel and Xander Berkeley.


Fox renews "MasterChef Junior"
The kids' competition will be back for Season 2.


See Sacha Baron Cohen revive his Ali G character for FXX
Cohen yesterday filmed NSFW intros for FXX's "Ali G: Rezurection" with bikini babes in a hot tub.


"Suburgatory" returns with animated opening credits
Watch the Jan. 15 opening inspired by Etsy paper dolls.


Amber Portwood tells Dr. Phil: I was high the entire time on "Teen Mom"
"This is actually my first time on stage sober, so I'm really nervous," she says. "Every time you see me on that show, I am high."

Cybill Shepherd is coming to 'Trophy Wife'


Cybill Shepherd is coming to "Trophy Wife"

She'll play Malin Akerman's "wild mother."


Phil Robertson's "Duck Dynasty" suspension is not a First Amendment issue
A&E is not the government, as James Poniewozik points out: "Losing your job for saying something that embarrasses your private employer–even if that is a media outlet–is not a free speech issue. It is not a First Amendment issue. It may be dumb, it may be justified, but it is not a constitutional violation," he says. PLUS: "IStandwithPhil" website petition drive launches.


"24" adds Judy Davis
She'll play a "fierce German arms dealer" on "24: Live Another Day."


Jimmy Fallon's "Tonight Show" logo recalls "The Honeymooners"
The classic New York sitcom also used the moon as a backdrop.


Michael Buble easily beats Celine Dion in battle of network Christmas specials
Buble's 3rd annual special grabbed five million viewers.


Daft Punk will play the Grammys
The French electronic duo hasn't performed on TV since the 2008 Grammys.


"Sesame Street" meets "Sex and the City"

Watch Kim Cattrall's "fabulous" visit.


Hulu spoofs "House of Cards"

Tyler Labine's "Deadbeat" has created a parody of the Netflix drama's trailer.


Conan visits the American Girl Store

Watch Conan O'Brien hang with a little doll. PLUS: Jennifer Lawrence shares her butt plug story with Conan.

'Duck Dynasty' star Phil Robertson's anti-gay comments: An 'irreconcilable problem' for A&E


"Duck Dynasty" star Phil Robertson's anti-gay comments: An "irreconcilable problem" for A&E
On the one hand, A&E doesn't want to offend people who would be offended by Robertson's comments, whether they're gay or not. On the other hand, as James Poniewozik points out, "once you take any kind of action on that, you've got the opposite problem — with deeply religious viewers who like the Robertsons for their faith. They're going to see it as you punishing him for saying out loud what he believes, and maybe for what they themselves believe, and what they believe is the word of God. You’re punishing him, in their eyes, for being one of them." PLUS: Fox News hosts and Sarah Palin defend Robertson, and Robertson released a statement saying: "I would never treat anyone with disrespect just because they are different from me."


Kristen Johnston is "almost completely unable to move" due to a rare autoimmune disorder
The former "Third Rock From the Sun" explained on Facebook: ""I've been really, really sick since early Sept. Full body muscle weakness to the extent that just walking difficult, stairs impossible and I even need a neck brace to hold my head up."


Simon Cowell confirms Demi Lovato is done with "The X Factor"

Cowell says Lovato's tour next year conflicted with the Fox reality show. "She and I have had our ups and downs but now consider her a true friend, he added. "The door will always be open. And thank you Demi."


Man dies during an Australian trip his wife won on "Ellen"
Brandon McGraw, a U.S. Marine, was in Australia with his wife when he died in a parachuting accident over the weekend.


"Elementary" casts Paul Sorvino and "The Sopranos'" Vincent Curatola
They'll guest as feuding mob bosses.


Jay Leno on CNN would mean he and Conan O'Brien would be working for the same company, Time Warner
Is Leno too costly for CNN? And would Time Warner want to shell out big bucks for a late-night show opposite its TBS late-night star, Conan.


Claim: "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" promotes bullying, exclusion
"Perhaps I am wrong, but this strikes me as a terrible, terrible lesson for kids," Michael Schaffer says of the children's classic. "At the very basic level, 'Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer' presents a fairly grim, Hobbesian vision of society: If you want to be accepted, you have to prove your economic utility—which, in the case of magical flying reindeer, appears to only involve the annual sleigh-pull."


"First Night 2013 with Jamie Kennedy" won't happen again this New Year's Eve
Orange County station KDOC confirms it won't resurrect last year's trainwreck.


"Chelsea Lately" star Heather McDonald may become a"Real Housewives"

McDonald has recently been spotted with the ladies of "The Real Housewives of Orange County."


Why did Netflix remove most "SNL" episodes?
Does "Saturday Night Live's" deal with Yahoo! mean fewer episodes on Netflix?


A pair of college professors release a book about becoming "Supernatural Fangirls"
A psychologist and a professor of British literature explain their "Fangasm" over the CW series: "Why 'Supernatural'? Solid writing, an intricate mythology, scary monsters both literal and metaphorical. A story of love, loyalty, and family. An emotionally intense relationship between the main characters that generates enough chemistry to power a small city. Two very hot actors. Wasn’t that enough?


Finn Hudson's "Glee" mom joins "The Fosters"

Romy Rosemont will become a recurring guest star in the spring.


Check out "Justified" pics of Michael Rapaport and David Koechner
Alicia Witt is also part of Season 4.


Coming soon: "Sons of Anarchy" action figures
A toy company is also making "SOA" plush toys, key rings and bobbleheads.


Howard Stern dresses in drag for his Christmas card
The "America's Got Talent" judge is sitting on his wife dressed as Santa's lap.

A&E suspends 'Duck Dynasty's' Phil Robertson over his anti-gay comments


A&E suspends "Duck Dynasty's" Phil Robertson over his anti-gay comments
Robertson has been placed "under hiatus from filming indefinitely," A&E said in a statement, adding: "We are extremely disappointed to have read Phil Robertson's comments in GQ, which are based on his own personal beliefs and are not reflected in the series 'Duck Dynasty.'"


Marcia Cross is returning to TV in Fox's "Fatrick"
The former "Desperate Housewives" star will play the mom of formerly fat Patrick, a 30-something who's coming to terms of being formerly fat.


TBS orders "Jake & Amir," based on the CollegeHumor series
Ed Helms will produce the workplace comedy starring Amir Blumenfeld and Jake Hurwitz. Watch their CollegeHumor videos.

'Anchorman's' David Koechner to star in an NBC variety sketch comedy pilot


"Anchorman's" David Koechner to star in an NBC variety sketch comedy pilot
"The Office" and "SNL" vet plans to create "a dynamic hour of variety entertainment."


Check out the "Back to the Future" reunion on "The Michael J. Fox Show"
Here are pics of Christopher Lloyd reuniting with "Marty McFly."


Steve Harvey interrupts his Obama interview so they could surprise White House visitors
Let's go spread some Christmas cheer," said the president.


Fox is putting "The Following" Season 1 on the web on Sunday
Is Fox hoping new viewers binge on episodes for the holidays?


"Bones" to end Season 9 on a cliffhanger, which bodes well for a Season 10
Exec producer Stephen Nathan says the "pretty big cliffhanger" "will change, at least temporarily, the landscape of the show."


Watch HBO's James Gandolfini tribute promo
"James Gandolfini: Tribute to a Friend" airs Sunday.

'The Big Bang Theory' cast is poised to get a rich 3-year deal


"The Big Bang Theory" cast is poised to get a rich 3-year deal

The possible deal would lock up the cast through Season 10.


Martin Scorsese: "I only watched 'The Sopranos' once or twice. I just couldn’t connect with it"

Scorsese -- a producer on "Boardwalk Empire," which is from a former "Sopranos" exec producer -- may not be a "Sopranos" fan, but he did connect with "Curb Your Enthusiasm": "Basically," he says, "I started watching 'Curb Your Enthusiasm,' that is the key one, that is when I realized you could do something on television."


NFL: We'll move the Super Bowl to Saturday or Monday if New York is hit by extreme weather
A devastating snowstorm could mean Super Bowl Sunday will be moved to Saturday or Monday or Tuesday.


Sundance Channel is developing an NRA drama -- "Cold Dead Hands"
The drama series would focus on a family whose patriarch heads the National Rifle Association.


62% of ABC viewers are female
As the NY Times reports, ABC has had to depend on female viewership since it's the only major network without NFL games: "More strikingly," reports Bill Carter, "the top five most popular shows among women are on ABC, as well as seven of the 10 most popular. All of those shows have an audience that is more than 70 percent female. (No. 1 is “Grey’s Anatomy” with an audience just under 76 percent female.)"


Julia Roberts: I'd be up for a "Glee" cameo

Roberts has been directed twice by Ryan Murphy, so she'd be willing to work with him again on his Fox TV show. "If he came up with a some funny soap opera back from the dead moment for the last vestiges of the entire series, wouldn't that be fun!" she says. PLUS: Marlee Matlin to play a Nationals judge.


Bravo schedules a "Mindy Project" marathon for New Year's Eve day
All 11 Season 2 episodes will be shown, starting at 8:30 AM.


Michael Rapaport joins Ed Burns' TNT cop drama pilot "Public Morals"

He'll play Burns' NYPD partner in the pilot set in 1967 New York City.


Ellen and her guest co-host Julia Roberts scare Julia Louis-Dreyfus
Watch Julia play a trick on Julia.


NBC will air a 2-hour Jimmy Fallon "Best of Late Night" primetime special
The special looking back at five years of Fallon on "Late Night" airs Sunday, Jan. 5.


Could Jay Leno overshadow Jimmy Fallon's launch?

This Leno to CNN talk could prove to be a distraction from Fallon's "Tonight Show" takeover.


Here are the Top 100 most-watched shows of the fall

"NCIS" is No. 1, "The Blacklist" is No. 5 and "The Voice" is No. 10.


Hallmark Channel announces its Kitten Bowl lineup

From Brett Furve to Jay Catler.


Discovery Channel to celebrate New Year's Day with "Lone Target"

An ex-Navy SEAL will battle several elite military and law enforcement tracking teams on the reality adventure contest.


Kathy Griffin is a Guinness record-breaker with her latest Bravo special
Griffin now owns the Guinness World Record for most standup specials by a comedian, at 20.


Ryan Seacrest's "New Year's Rockin' Eve" will feature Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Blondie and Icona Pop will also join Miley Cyrus for this year's telecast.


CMT's new reality shows include "Tobacco Wars," "My Big Redneck Family" and "Death Valley"
CMT also hopes to lure more males with "Steve Austin's Broken Skull Ranch."


"Brooklyn Nine-Nine" is bringing back Fred Armisen for Super Bowl episode
He'll reprise his "Melipnos" role from the premiere.


Paul Rudd makes out with Barbara Walters on "GMA"
They couldn't keep their hands off each other.


TruTV orders "Undercover Magic"
Comedian/magician Michael Carbonaro will perform tricks on unsuspecting people, all captured on hidden camera.


Watch the extended trailer for the "Doctor Who" Christmas special
The special premieres one week from today.

Twitter's birth is set to become a TV series


Twitter's birth is set to become a TV series
The recent book "Hatching Twitter: A True Story of Money, Power, Friendship, and Betrayal," is being adapted for TV with the help of Lionsgate.


Jimmy Fallon's unveils his "Tonight Show" logo

"The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" is using the moon as a backdrop.


"The Voice" season finale down from last year

The finale was up from last week, but down 20% from 2012.

CNN's Jeff Zucker is interested in reuniting with Jay Leno


CNN's Jeff Zucker is interested in reuniting with Jay Leno
The former NBC boss who famously restored Leno back to "The Tonight Show" reportedly wants Leno to host a late-night or primetime show on CNN.


Report: Demi Lovato exiting "The X Factor"
People says Lovato is done after two seasons because "she plans to spend next year completely focused on her music."


GLAAD slams "Duck Dynasty" star for his comments equating homosexuality with bestiality
"Everything is blurred on what's right and what's wrong," Phil Robertson tells GQ. "Sin becomes fine. Start with homosexual behavior and just morph out from there. Bestiality, sleeping around with this woman and that woman and that woman and those men." GLAAD's response: "Phil and his family claim to be Christian, but Phil’s lies about an entire community fly in the face of what true Christians believe."


HBO to air "James Gandolfini: Tribute to a Friend" on Sunday
The 30-minute special will pay tribute to the man who made "The Soprano Network."


Tessanne Chin celebrates her "Voice" win
"Some good rum, good Jamaican rum," she says.


"The Fonz" is a random "man on the street" in BBC interview
A BBC reporter seemingly didn't know who Henry Winkler was, but he insists he was just starstruck.


Nancy Grace signs deal to stay at HLN through 2017
She'll remain the centerpiece of HLN's primetime lineup for the foreseeable future.


Josh Peck of "Drake & Josh" coming to "The Big Bang Theory"
He'll play Stuart's "mortal enemy."


Netflix is offering 2 fireplace shows for the holidays
There are "Crackling Fireplace" and {"Crackling Yule Log Fireplace," plus DVD-style extras and commentary.


USA orders "Chisley Knows Best"

The reality show centers on an Atlanta family headed up by self-made millionaire Todd Chrisley.


Zach Galifianakis stars in the "Between Two Ferns" Christmas spectacular

With Samuel L. Jackson, Tobey Maguire and Arcade Fire.