Michael J. Fox: I can handle the 22-episode sitcom grind, despite my Parkinson's


Michael J. Fox: I can handle the 22-episode sitcom grind, despite my Parkinson's

Fox says he hasn't any problems, so far. "We've done six episodes now," Fox told critics. "I knew one of two things would happen over the year...  I would atrophy or I'd rebuild the muscles, and I'm rebuilding the muscles." PLUS: Real wife Tracy Pollan to guest this season.


NBC's "Sunday Night Football" will begin showing "Matrix"-style replays of touchdowns
Viewers will be able to watch end-zone replaces from 360 degrees.


NBC won't announce "Celebrity Apprentice's" return until there's a "restocking of the celebrity pond"
"That's taking some time. So no imminent plans for an announcement," says NBC reality boss Paul Telegdy.


Watch Matthew Perry interview former "Friends" co-star Lisa Kudrow on CNN

Perry guest-hosted "Piers Morgan Live" on Friday, where he chatted with Lisa Kudrow and later interviewed Lauren Graham.


Sean Hayes credits "Will & Grace" for paving the way for his new NBC sitcom

"Sean Saves the World" wouldn't be around were it not for his past NBC hit sitcom.


Check out images from "Star Wars Rebels"

"The Clone Wars" follow-up will premiere on Disney Channel in fall 2014, before moving to Disney XD.

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NBC announces Hillary Clinton miniseries starring Diane Lane, 'Rosemary's Baby' remake


NBC announces Hillary Clinton miniseries starring Diane Lane, "Rosemary's Baby" remake
NBC -- which also announced new version of Stephen King’s "Tommyknockers" plus a Plymouth Rock miniseries -- says it'll air the Clinton miniseries before she's expected to make an announcement about her presidential plans. Bill Clinton hasn't been cast.


NBC talking to Jay Leno about staying at the network in some capacity
"A la Bob Hope."


NBC cancels "Fashion Star"

The Jessica Simpson design reality show won't return for Season 3.


Sam Elliott to guest on "Parks and Rec" as the Ron Swanson of Eagleton
He'll appear in the same episode where Leslie Knope meets her Eagleton equivalent, played by Kristen Bell.


NBC boss defends his ratings, says "The Walking Dead" is an anomaly

The Peacock's ratings have been flat, and "flat is the new up," says Bob Greenblatt. He also says that besides "The Walking Dead," the ratings of hit cable shows wouldn't pass muster on broadcast TV. Like "Girls."


NBC boss: "We need to be in the event business"

Entertainment president Bob Greenblatt told critics the new network trend is event television, from "The Sound of Music" for the holidays to a live game show like "Million Second Quiz." "They feel immediate," he says. "We're looking for more and more of those events."


Mike O'Malley remembers Cory Monteith as the quarterback of the "Glee" set
The NBC "Welcome to the Family" star says he plans to appear on Monteith "Glee" tribute episode.


"Ray Donovan" producer may get 5 years in prison after pleading guilty to running an illegal gambling operation
Exec producer Bryan Zuriff's operation was tied to the Russian mob.


"Downton Abbey" getting a taste of royalty
Fiona Ogilvy, age 18 and the 45th in line to the throne and the granddaughter of the Queen's cousin, will appear as an extra.


Dennis O'Hare will be back for "American Horror Story: Coven"
Ryan Murphy announced the news on Twitter without revealing further details.


CNBC orders "Money Talks," a sports betting reality show
The series will take viewers behind the scenes of a Las Vegas handicapper.

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Kenan Thompson on 'SNL' male exodus: 'I'm never leaving'


Kenan Thompson on "SNL" male exodus: "I'm never leaving"
"I can have a little seniority happening, you know what I mean?" says Thompson, who begins his 11th season this fall. PLUS: 11 shows that went head-to-head with "SNL" and failed, and Dana Carvey is tweeting...it's Hans and Franz.


"Project Runway" sorry for telling a contestant to remove her U.S. Army uniform

Producers feared they didn't have clearance to show the uniform, when the U.S. Army did in fact clear the uniform for air.


"Biggest Loser" contestant sued for getting too fat files countersuit
Tara Costa says the fitness company suing her owes her money.


HBO crops movies, Showtime doesn't?

Turns out some of the movies shown on HBO aren't in their original aspect ratio.


"Breaking Bad" filmed a comprehensive documentary
The two-hour film will be part of the complete DVD box set. PLUS: Watch Aaron Paul greet tourists outside his home, see 5 early Aaron Paul commercials, and meet the "Breaking" writers.


Molly Shannon is headed to Fox and HBO

The "SNL" alum will guest on "Raising Dad" and HBO's "Getting On."


Alfre Woodard has received 17 Emmy nominations for 16 roles

Is she TV's most versatile performer?


How the "Game of Thrones" creators tackled "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia"
In writing their script, David Benioff and D. B. Weiss weren't exempt from the usual "It's Alway Sunny" contributor process.


"Shark Tank" stars sued
Daymond John and Robert Herjavec have been hit with a lawsuit for canceling on plans to show up at a "Shark Tour" entrepreneurial event.


"Blue Bloods" books Ali Wentworth
She will play a pain in the butt NYC resident who constantly complains to police.


Lesbians characters are having quite a summer on TV

From "The Fosters" to "Under the Dome," this has been a great summer for lesbians on TV.


Millennial-targeting Pivot network: We're not Current TV

Pivot will have a scripted comedy, a musical variety series and a talk show hosted by Meghan McCain.


See Jimmy Kimmel on his honeymoon

Kimmel and new wife Molly visited Portofino, Italy.


Inside the Netflix "war room"

The Associated Press was invited to witness the launch of "Orange is the New Black" from Netflix headquarters, as execs poured over every tweet mentioning the prison series.


TV lawyers, evaluated

From "Ally McBeal" to Jackie Chiles.


"Mad Men's" original score is being released as a soundtrack
"Mad Men on the Rocks" drops on Aug. 13.


Watch a supercut of every "Simpsons" movie reference from the first 5 seasons
It's 19 1/2 minutes long. PLUS: "Simpsons" writers have their own movie fantasy league, Yeardley Smith has her own shoe line, and 32 celebs who almost made it on "The Simpsons."


Nat Geo goes "Inside the American Mob"
The six-part series, starting Sunday, tells of New York's infamous "Five Families."


Fred Armisen's next project: Directing a Kings of Leon show

The former "SNL" star has previously directed music videos.


"Orphan Black" Season 2: Less plot, more "character stuff"

Exec producer/director John Fawcett says next season, "It is kind of my instinct to give the audience a little bit more breathing room sometimes, to just enjoy, like, the fact that the clones are really fun to hang out with."


Check out Peter Weller on "Sons of Anarchy"

Here's the first look at his role as crooked ex-cop Charles Barosky.


Sean Combs on launching a music channel: "It literally almost drove me crazy"
He says of Revolt: "This is the hardest thing, the most stressful thing that I have ever done in my life."


Can "Low Winter Sun" help Detroit in these difficult times?

There's talk of the cop drama being AMC's equivalent of "The Wire."


"Orange is the New Black's" transgender actress is impressed by her role
"I've never seen a trans character played by a trans actor written with this much depth and humanity on television before," says Laverne Cox, who auditioned for the part the old-fashioned way.


Fox's ADHD creates a "Scientifically Accurate DuckTales"
Does this prove ducks are awful?


Lifetime's "Witches of Eastwick" gets a premiere date
The drama starring Julia Ormond, Mädchen Amick, Jenna Dewan Tatum, Rachel Boston, Eric Winter and Virginia Madsen debuts Oct. 6.


"The Bachelor" funeral director Shawntel Newton is now married
After getting dumped by Brad Womack and writing a book, Shawntel has married an Italian orthodontist.


New "Hell on Wheels" boss: "I think we're telling better stories better this year"

John Wirth is taking "a little bit of a different approach" with Season 3.


"Unforgettable" returns from cancelation lighter and more playful

Unlike Season 1, Season 2 starting on Sunday will focus on standalone cases.

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Showtime lands Philip Seymour Hoffman for a comedy pilot -- his first regular TV gig


Showtime lands Philip Seymour Hoffman for a comedy pilot -- his first regular TV gig
The acclaimed movie actor will star in "Trending Down," playing an aging man in an ad agency whose skills are no longer valued.


Starz renews Michael Bay's "Black Sails" 6 months before its premiere
The pirate drama won't debut until January.


"Breaking Bad" spinoff: "It’s for powers bigger than me to figure out if it can come to fruition"
Vince Gilligan told critics of the potential Saul Goodman spinoff: "I speak for no company or professional entity when I say I really hope it happens." PLUS: Read more details of the "Breaking Bad" panel at TCAs, and check out the "Breaking Bad" coloring book.


AMC picks up 2 scripted series: "Halt & Catch Fire" and "Turn"

"Halt" stars Lee Pace and documents the personal computing boom of the 1980s, while "Turn" stars Jamie Bell and is set in 1778 during the Revolutionary War.


Starz to air BBC jazz drama "Dancing on the Edge"
The period drama chronicles the Louis Lester Band, an all-black jazz ensemble playing London in the 1930s. It stars Anthony Head, Chiwetel Ejiofor, John Goodman and Jacqueline Bisset.


"Sharknado's" international broadcasts have been bumped up due to social media demand
Asia, England and Australia were to get it in the fall. But now they'll watch the Syfy classic next month.

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Whoopi Goldberg developing a variety show for NickMom


Whoopi Goldberg developing a variety show for NickMom
"Lounge" will feature "raw, honest and funny conversations" between "everyday moms." Also coming to NickMom: "Country Mom, City Mom" and "Undercover Cupid."


Watch the "Breaking Bad" cast go the premiere in an RV

The RV was part of a charity contest for Bryan Cranston.


Phil Robertson plans to leave "Duck Dynasty" "not long" from now

He tells Parade: "I think it'll go on without me." PLUS: Retailers are stocking up on "Duck" merchandise.


Michael Emerson: "I've heard some murmurings" of a 10th-anniversary "Lost" reunion in 2014
"Whether it will take place at Comic-Con or not I'm not sure," says the "Person of Interest" star. "No matter what happens, if anything happens, it will be really hard logistically to put it together."


MTV renews "Ke$sha," announces a Miley Cyrus documentary
The one-hour Miley doc will delve into her life making an album.


"Idol" racism lawsuit clocks in at 429 pages and also targets the show's corporate sponsors
Plaintiffs call the "American Idol" contracts "highly oppressive, unconscionable Willy Wonka contracts."


"Wayward Pines" adds Shannyn Sossamon
The "A Knight's Tale" will be married to Matt Dillon in the Fox M. Night Shyamalan limited series.


"Hart of Dixie" promotes a fan favorite
Kaitlyn Black will become a series regular in Season 3.


David Cross & Amber Tamblyn film a women's health PSA

In "Gynotician," he plays the doctor and she plays the patient.


Danica McKellar wears fishnet stockings for Avril Lavigne video
The "Wonder Years" vet apparently appeared in Avril's video at the singer's request.


Gretchen Rossi is the latest "Real Housewives" star to record a song

Listen to her love ballad to Slade Smiley, called "The Time Is Now."


Arrested "Top Model" alum goes to court with a shaved head

Renee Alway hoped her bald head would convince the judge she had changed.

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'Doctor Who's' 50th anniversary special will be broadcast around the world at the same time


"Doctor Who's" 50th anniversary special will be broadcast around the world at the same time

That means Los Angeles "Who" fans can watch at 11 a.m. on Nov. 23, while Australians will be watching at 6 a.m. The simultaneous broadcast is aimed at avoiding plot leaks.


"Sharknado" is heading to movie theaters for 1 night only
On Aug. 2, 200 Regal movie theaters will screen the Syfy sensation at midnight.


Chris Colfer breaks his silence on Cory Monteith's death
"Love and miss you, buddy," the "Glee" star wrote on Instagram.


Jimmy Fallon posts a GIF of his newborn daughter
Watch Winnie Rose Fallon wave. PLUS: Fallon sings "YOLO" with The Roots and The Lonely Island.


Bravo passes on "Rita" starring "Breaking Bad's" Anna Gunn
Gunn was to have played an acerbic, outspoken private-school teacher.


Parminder Nagra joins "The Blacklist"
The "ER" alum is returning to NBC as an FBI agent.


Steven Soderbergh will direct "The Knick" for Cinemax
Soderbergh is returning to direct the first 10 episodes of a series set in a New York City hospital in 1900.


Syfy greenlights "Dominion"
The future supernatural drama is based on the 2010 film "Legion" starring Paul Bettany.


Disney XD renews "Lab Rats" for Season 3
It's the No. 1 show on the Disney XD.


Watch Bob Odenkirk and David Cross reunite
The "Mr. Show" stars appear on next week's "Comedy Bang Bang."

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'Idol' judges update: J.Lo and Keith Urban may be back, Jennifer Hudson and Will.I.Am are contenders


"Idol" judges update: J.Lo and Keith Urban may be back, Jennifer Hudson and Will.I.Am are contenders
Will.I.Am already has reality TV music show judging experience, having starred on "The Voice" UK the past two seasons.


Larry David hasn't decided "Curb Your Enthusiasm's" future
When asked about today about doing a new season, David responded, "That's not such a good question," adding: "I have not. I really don't know. I couldn't say. Ask me in six months."


"Deadwood" creator returning to HBO
David Milch's next project will revolve around a "dynastic New York media family" and, HBO promises, will have his "classic Milch-ian voice."


Check out Jimmy Fallon's daughter

The "Late Night" star posted Winnie Rose's photo on Instagram.


Don't worry about "SNL"
There are many ways Lorne Michaels could tackle the recent male talent drain, including having male alumni visit every so often, like female alums Maya Rudolph and Amy Poehler often do. PLUS: More of the best of Jason Sudeikis, and watch a supercut of "SNL" stars breaking character.


Why "Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight" has a mostly white cast
The film is a Supreme Court drama set in 1971.


Amy Poehler recalls meeting Nick Offerman 20 years ago -- his head was shaved into red horns
Speaking with Jeff Garlin on his podcast, Poehler says her future "Parks and Rec" co-star had a dyed red beard for a stage production of "A Clockwork Orange" when she first met him around 1993 or 1994. "I remember being very scared and intimidated by him," she says. Garlin also recalls that his wife represented Offerman, and he tried and failed many times to get him a part on "Curb Your Enthusiasm."


"Once Upon a Time" casts Tinkerbell
Actress Rose McIver will appear in multiple episodes as Tinkerbell next season.


Conan O'Brien: No guest hosts for me

Conan joked to critics today that he'd never use the Johnny Carson model of using guest hosts.


Dying "Simpsons" co-creator vows to give away his fortune

Sam Simon, who has terminal brain cancer, has already been generous in using his money to help dogs.


Spike Lee filmed Mike Tyson with 11 cameras over 2 nights

Will Lee's HBO movie "Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth" successfully translate the stage show to the TV screen?


Bill Hader recounts his last week at "SNL" -- The Flaming Lips came to the offices to perform

Hader also tells the Sports Guy how he and Seth Meyers "totally lost it" while watching the Stefon wedding sketch during Weekend Update. PLUS: Hader does Reddit.


Disney Channel ending "Shake It Up"
"Dancing" alum Zendaya, who stars on the series, will stick around after signing a new Disney Channel deal.


"Honey Boo Boo's" Mama June is legally blind
The TLC star can't have surgery on her eyes because doctors fear it might do more damage.


Anthony Bourdain to interview "The Wire's" David Simon on CNN

It'll be a "Treme" reunion when Bourdain subs for Piers Morgan.


"Bones" casts Booth's priest

Mather Zickel is joining Season 9.


Check out "HIMYM" cookies

They were served up at the "How I Met Your Mother" table read today.


Kim Fields is pregnant

The "Facts of Life" star, now 44, is expecting her 2nd son.

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HBO wants George R.R. Martin to 'get busy writing'


HBO wants George R.R. Martin to "get busy writing"
HBO execs addressed the future of "Game of Thrones," saying their fine with the show as long as it has stories to tell. PLUS: "Treme" returns Dec. 1 and "The Newsroom" is on the verge of renewal.


"Eastbound & Down" creators are developing a new series for HBO

"They're going to take a look at high school" is the only thing HBO’s Michael Lombardo would say about the potential Danny McBride/Jody Hill comedy.


Mitch Hurwitz: "Arrested Development" is "definitely" coming back
At the Just For Laughs comedy festival, Hurwitz wouldn't say how "Arrested" would come back -- as a movie or another TV season?


"Burn Notice" may get a spinoff
Coby Bell and Bruce Campbell say there are discussions to spin their characters off on a new show.


"Glee's" Cory Monteith memorial is being held today

Fox said in a statement: "Today, Ryan Murphy and Lea Michele gathered the cast, crew and producers of Glee, along with colleagues from the network and studio, to share memories and music in an emotional celebration of the life of Cory Monteith."


HBO won't show the James Gandolfini "Criminal Justice" pilot shot before his death
HBO CEO Richard Plepler says it hasn't been decided what to do with the project.


Patrick Dempsey is "not necessarily bored" with "Grey's Anatomy"

But the actor, promoting his new TLC series "Patrick Dempsey: Racing Le Mans," made it clear that he did the show to fund his love of racing.


HBO explains "Enlightened's" cancelation
It was a combination of disappointing ratings and the feeling that Laura Dern's character had completed her journey.


HBO isn't interested in working with animals after "Luck"
Asked if he would think twice about using animals again, HBO's Michael Lombardo said, "Yes." Twice.


Sarah Silverman getting an HBO special

"Sarah Silverman: We Are Miracles" will air on Nov. 23.


Arrest warrant issued for Dog the Bounty Hunter's wife Beth

She's accused of using "coarse language" in calling somebody a whore and a slut.


Key and Peele are developing an animated series for Comedy Central
Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele say their project would be based on their 12-year-old selves.


Esai Morales joins "Criminal Minds"

He'll play Matt Cruz, the new BAU section chief.


"The Challenger Disaster" with William Hurt premieres on Nov. 16

The Science Channel movie follows a scientist who seeks to uncover the truth of the 1986 shuttle disaster.

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'Game of Thrones' adds an actress from 'Rome'


"Game of Thrones" adds an actress from "Rome"
Indira Varma will play Ellaria Sand.


How did ex-"Bachelorette" Ali Fedotowsky end up opposite Alec Baldwin in a Woody Allen movie?
Turns out it was not "The Bachelorette" that got Ali a brief role in "Blue Jasmine." It was her current gig as host of NBC's "1st Look" that first got her noticed by Allen's casting director, who saw her on a NYC taxi TV. Ali, though, has no plans to pursue an acting career -- and she thinks nobody on set knew of her "Bachelorette" past.


"The Talk" is soaring

The CBS talk show hit an all-time ratings high last week and matched the demo of the show that was its inspiration, "The View."


Whoopi Goldberg and Barbara Walters argue on "The View" over the Royal Baby

Goldberg isn't happy with all the fuss over the Royal Baby, yet her boss ran a special on Prince George on "20/20." PLUS: Stephen Colbert also makes "Seinfeld" connection.


Discovery Channel will host an underwater Google hangout for Shark Week

It will be part of the talk show "Shark After Dark."


Lady Gaga will perform at the VMAs
It'll be her first live performance since undergoing hip surgery.


"Downton Abbey": See images from Season 4
The first pics of the season come from the show's official calendar.


Matt Smith: Leaving "Doctor Who" was a "hard choice"
He told critics today, "I'll ponder it and sometimes think, 'I've made a huge mistake. What am I doing?'" PLUS: "Doctor Who" was almost killed off when it debuted, and BBC America prepping a "Who" special.

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Oprah Winfrey will return to Letterman after 8 years


Oprah Winfrey will return to Letterman after 8 years

Oprah, whose last appearance in December 2005 attracted headlines because of their "feud," will make a return visit with Dave on Aug. 1. Before her 2005 appearance, Oprah last appeared on Letterman's show in 1989.


Sex researcher Viriginia Johnson dies 2 months before the premiere of "Masters of Sex," the Showtime series about her life

Johnson, 88, was an orgasm expert who wrote two books on sexuality and was famous for her partnership with fellow sex researcher William Masters. Lizzy Caplan is portraying her on the Showtime series.


Paula Deen's ex-cook: She used racial slurs, ordered another cook to dress as Aunt Jemima

Dora Charles also tells the NY Times that Deen wanted her to ring a dinner bell, which she found to be offensive. Deen's camp, however, is denying Charles' allegations.


Larry David's HBO movie gets premiere date

"Clear History" debuts on August 10.


OWN unveils "Oprah's Next Chapter" dates: Lindsay Lohan interview airs August 18
Hugh Jackman, Tina Turner and Gloria Estefan will be among those interviewed this season.


Deion Sanders getting a new reality show on OWN

"It's Prime's Time" will focus on the life of the former NFL and MLB player known as  "Prime Time."


Merritt Wever is coming back to "New Girl"

She'll appear in two episodes this fall.


Watch the 1st trailer for VH1's "Crazy, Sexy, Cool: The TLC Story"

Chilli and T-Boz are consultants on the biopic.


Keith Olbermann's "Worst Person in the World" segment will be revived on ESPN2

"People seemed to like that one," Olbermann told critics of his segment, which will be retitled to "Worst Person in the Sports World."


Here's the full slate of ESPN's fall "30 for 30" documentaries
They include "Big Shot" directed by "Entourage's" Kevin Connolly and "No Mas."


"Charles in Charge's" Josie Davis books a "Mentalist" guest spot
She'll play a waitress on the CBS drama.


See James Franco on "The Mindy Project" set

With Mindy Kaling wearing a wig.

 

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