Aaron Paul: Bryan Cranston and I want to be part of 'Better Call Saul'


Aaron Paul: Bryan Cranston and I want to be part of "Better Call Saul"
The former "Breaking Bad" star tells Details: "Both Bryan and I want to be a part of that, if they'll have us."


Fox News chief wants to create a history channel with Bill O'Reilly: "I'd like history done correctly for a change"

"I would like News Corp to form a history channel and let Bill work with me," says Fox News chairman and CEO Roger Ailes. "I'd run it for him because I'd like history done correctly for a change. They're not teaching the kids the real stuff. I think there is room for another channel, and I would love to do it."


Bruce Springsteen is returning to "Late Night"

Jimmy Fallon is excited to have "our pal" back next Tuesday.


"Justified" returns down 21%
About 2.84 million tuned in for the Season 5 premiere.


NBC orders "Marry Me" from the creator of "Happy Endings"
David Caspe's comedy pilot revolves around a recently engaged couple.


Ellen unveils her official Oscars poster

"I'd like to thank The Academy. Seriously. Thank you," tweeted Ellen DeGeneres.


Stevie Nicks just wanted to do an "American Horror Story" walk-through
"I would just walk through and go, 'Hello, witches! Goodbye, witches!' I really thought that was going to be it," she says. "I had no idea that I’d be written in until I got to New Orleans."


Travel Channel orders pilots for Penn Jillette's "Street Cred," plus "Booze Traveler" and "Great Escapes"
Jillette will travel the country with a hidden camera to find the best street performers.

'SNL' hires 2 more black females, as writers


"SNL" hires 2 more black females, as writers
Comediennes LaKendra Tookes and Leslie Jones were part of Lorne Michaels' extensive casting call.


Lena Dunham is set to appear on Vogue's cover

The February issue will be devoted to "Girls" now that the HBO series has Anna Wintour's approval. PLUS: Watch a "Girls" parody starring "Cats."


The Bronx was shaken up by a fireworks display celebrating a "Sopranos" actor's prison release

Last night's fireworks in celebration of Lillo Brancato's release from prison shattered windows in at least four houses and created a crater in the ground.


Hulu's new slate includes "The Hotwives of Orlando" starring Casey Wilson, Angela Kinsey, Kristen Schaal
Kate Walsh, Paul Scheer and "Weird Al" Yankovic will also make cameos on this "Real Housewives" spoof.


Aaron Paul recalls his encounter with Michael Jackson
The "Breaking Bad" star and King of Pop had "a heart to heart" meeting at the Prince of Brunei's birthday party in 2007.


"Archer" is promoting Season 5 with nudes of its characters
Several naked "Archer" pics surfaced on Reddit's exhibitionist subforum.


Charisma Carpenter's "Surviving Evil" gets renewed
The Investigation Discovery series will return for 10 more episodes later this year.


Jimmy Fallon was humbled to be on Vanity Fair's cover, he wrote in a lengthy message
"Okay - this is one of those - is this happening - moments," he explains.


Nigella Lawson controversy fails to boost "The Taste's" debut in Britain
The ABC series made its UK debut last night.


Tinder finally shows up on "The Mindy Project"

The cross-promotion between the Fox sitcom and the dating app is now complete.


Alexander Skarsgard gets naked in the South Pole

Check out the "True Blood" star on a toilet in the middle of ice.

'Modern Family' is going to Australia


"Modern Family" is going to Australia
Qantas airlines is partnering with the ABC comedy to send the cat and crew to Australia for a special episode filming in February.


Paleyfest will host a 10-year "Lost" reunion, plus "HIMYM"
Also, "Mad Men," "Sleepy Hollow, "Masters of Sex," "Orange is the New Black," "The Originals" and "Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." will be part of this year's Paleyfest.


"Justified" could end after Season 6, says FX president

That's "the plan right now," says FX chief Nick Grad.


Bill Murray, Anthony Weiner, Tom Brokaw are set to appear on "Alpha House"

Also slated for cameos: Former GOP leader Michael Steele and Supreme Court guru Jeffrey Toobin.


10 years ago tonight: Donald Trump launched "The Apprentice"
The NBC Mark Burnett franchise and its "You're Fired" catchphrase premiered on Jan. 8, 2004.


"Intelligence" debuts to 16.6 million
That's the biggest freshman debut of the season, but its 18-49 ratings weren't impressive.


Brian Williams: Sitcom or late-night star?
Page Six reports that the NBC News anchor, who once hosted "SNL," is considering moving into primetime comedy or perhaps late-night.


"Jon & Kate's" twins, now 13, say: "We're not messed up"
"People expect us to be damaged," Cara and Mady tell People magazine: "People think we're supposed to be messed up, like, 'Oooooh, the poor Gosselin kids, they're going to be scarred for life, waaaaah.' Here's the big news: we're not messed up."


Louis CK gets mashed up with Calvin Klein
Check out the new Tumblr for Louis CK One.


TBS renews "The Pete Holmes Show"
The Conan O'Brien-produced talk show will return with a 13-episode run on Feb. 24.


Halle Berry's "Extant" will hit Amazon 4 days after airing on CBS
The deal is similar to "Under the Dome," which also streamed on Amazon Prime.


NBC has to alter its Winter Olympics coverage due to Lindsay Vonn's withdrawal
Vonn was set to become a major storyline in Sochi.


"SNL" stars do a special Weekend Update at the Consumer Electronics Show
Watch Cecily Strong and Kenan Thompson make fun of Snapchat.


"Real Housewives of New York" unveils its Season 6 trailer

Watch new cast member Kristen Taekman get hit with a wine glass.

Bob Costas: NBC Winter Olympic coverage won't duck Russia's anti-gay laws


Bob Costas: NBC Winter Olympic coverage won't duck Russia's anti-gay laws
"If Putin doesn't drag his butt into the studio," says Costas, "then we'll talk about it without him. But if he shows up, we’d rather talk to him. Wouldn't you rather hear it from the horse's mouth? I would. That's what I was trying to say." PLUS: Once again, NBC won't stream the opening ceremony.


Report: Letterman hopes to have the living Beatles on for a 50th-anniversary Ed Sullivan Theater reunion
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Feb. 6, 1964 Beatles performance, "The Late Show" is considering making the entire week of Feb. 3 to 7 a Beatles-themed week, with guests Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr.


Why "SNL's" black female casting search was a "diversity travesty"
Lorne Michaels made a spectacle of his diversity efforts by creating a "false urgency" to hire a black female, says Andrew Wallenstein. "The minute the show threw open its doors to the process–another rarity–this became a spectacle," he says. "It wasn't just that 'SNL' wanted to right a wrong; it wanted to be seen as righting a wrong." PLUS: "SNL" doesn't deserve praise for doing the right thing, Bobby Moynihan on Sasheer Zamata: "I think we're very, very lucky to get her," and CNN's Don Lemon says she needs to be "a lot funnier than she is black."


Amy Poehler on "SNL" alums hosting everything: "We may all host ourselves to death..."
Poehler and Tina Fey talk about hosting the Golden Globes, the new drinking game and "Saturday Night Live" alums being everywhere, hosting-wise. Plus, Fey talks about the racial controversy, while Poehler declines.


"Modern Family" books Aisha Tyler
She'll play Mitch's former law school classmate.


"Game of Thrones" promotes Michael Huisman for Season 5

He's taking over the role of Daario Naharis in Season 4.


Ex-"Bachelor" contestant: Producers manipulated me into behaving like a bimbo
Kylie Lewis says producers decided she should dye her hair red and wear a pink dress, while also tweeting about meeting Juan Pablo. PLUS: Ex-"Bachelorette" Emily Maynard gets engaged.


Kitten Bowl starting lineup includes: Terry Bradclaw, Tim Teepaw, Tomcat Brady

See the entire lineup for the Hallmark Channel event.


"Sons of Anarchy" makes Drea de Matteo a series regular
She'll be promoted for the final season.


Brandon Routh gets "Enlisted"
The former Superman will guest on two episodes of the Fox military comedy as a sergeant.


"Pushing Daisies" alum Anna Friel to star in NBC's "Odyssey"

She'll play a stranded female soldier in the "Traffic"-like drama project from Peter Horton.


Jason Biggs has a Twitter meltdown over "The Bachelor"

Check out the "Orange is the New Black" star's misogynistic tweets.


Watch a preview of Stevie Nicks on "American Horror Story"
The singing legend makes her debut Wednesday on an episode titled, "The Magical Delights of Stevie Nicks."


London mayor OK with "Sherlock" mocking him
The buffoonish Boris Johnson was supposedly attacked on this week's episode airing in the UK.


Sophia Bush recalls her brief marriage to "One Tree Hill" co-star Chad Michael Murray
It's been nine years since their five-month marriage. When asked about it on "Watch What Happens Live," Bush said, "That's such an interesting question. But my mother once said to me that if you don't have anything nice to say, not to say anything at all."


Clark Gregg on "S.H.I.E.L.D.": "I don't think we're there just yet"
"There were hints at the end of Episode 10 at how deep and rich the fabric of this is, how much it connects to the cinematic and comic book universe," he says. "And I think only in the back half of this season will all of the things that we’ve started to set up, and really the true nature of the show, get fully revealed." PLUS: What happened to Agent Coulson on Tuesday's episode?


Katie Couric accused of being transphobic in chat with "RuPaul's Drag Race" and "Orange is the New Black" stars
Couric asking about the genitals of Laverne Cox and Carmen Carrera amounted to "ignorance trolling," says J. Bryan Lowder.


CBS' "Intelligence doesn't know how to use Josh Holloway
"It’s great to see the actor get the chance to anchor a series of his own," says Zack Handlen, "but even Holloway can't redeem cliché-addled scripts and a premise 40 years past its sell-by date." PLUS: "Intelligence" is unbearably stupid, "Intelligence's" audience would be better served watching "Almost Human," and Holloway didn't want to rehash another spy show.


"Idol" alum Crystal Bowersox: I'm bisexual
"I've been bisexual for, I don't know, as long as I can remember," she said this morning while promoting her new "Coming Out for Christmas" single.


Jimmy Kimmel spent New Year's Eve vacationing with Courteney Cox and Jennifer Aniston
Kimmel was also joined by longtime vacation pal Howard Stern in Cabo San Lucas.


"Cougar Town" won't have too many guest-stars in Season 5

Also, Bill Lawrence doesn't want to throw too many curve balls with the 5th season, which premieres tonight.


BET changes its approach with "Being Mary Jane" starring Gabrielle Union
Debuting tonight, "Mary Jane" is the first scripted drama developed for BET, and it sometimes plays as an "extremely self-serious version" of "The Mindy Project."


"Teen Wolf" returns to a series high

The MTV drama's midseason premiere brought in 2.5 million viewers.


ABC's "Killer Women" is truly bad TV
"This is a really bad show," says Tim Goodman. "It's a show so bad that if it was smart enough to be a spoof, it would be genius. But it's not." PLUS: "Killer Women" is clunky, cliched and unforgivably sexist, and Tricia Helfer on her "Killer" role.


"Justified" is still a good show, but it has abandoned what made it so great

All the elements that made "Justified" a great show in Seasons 1 and 2 are largely missing as Season 5 begins. "'Justified' is TV’s least pretentious show about a morally ambiguous man," says Willa Paskin, "but over the years it has become progressively less thoughtful about that man and what he does—which is kill people.  As a comedic procedural, Justified remains aces; as a thought-provoking drama, well, Raylan's pants continue to fit him very nicely." PLUS:Why so much death early on?, It's still too inconsistent, and the cast previews Season 5.

'Honey Boo Boo' family injured in car accident


"Honey Boo Boo" family injured in car accident
According to TMZ, a truck crashed into the family's car, leaving Honey Boo with a headache, Mama June with back injuries, Sugar Bear with a contusion on his back and Pumpkin with chest bruises.


NBC hires Nancy Kerrigan for Sochi Winter Olympics coverage
It was 20 years ago this week that the former figure skater was attacked.


Mindy Kaling: Elle cover made me feel "glamorous & cool"
Further responding to the controversy over her cover, Kaling says, "if anyone wants to see more of my body, go on thirteen dates with me."


"Twin Peaks" co-creator debunks rumor that new footage is being filmed

Mark Frost calls a casting call for a "Twin Peaks" promo "another strange baseless rumor."

Stan Lee to appear on 'Marvels Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'


Stan Lee to appear on "Marvels Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D."
Lee is promising a "big role" in an upcoming episode.


Jimmy Fallon recalls his failed movie career, and Lorne Michaels giving him dating advice

Vanity Fair cover boy Fallon opens up about how Lorne Michaels saved him from his failed drunken movie star L.A. phase by offering him the "Late Night" hosting job.


Fire causes $100,000 worth of damage to Alex O'Loughlin's Hawaii home

"We heard a boom and his garage door blew off," a neighbor of the "Hawaii Five-0" star says of the fire, which was contained within 20 minutes.


Watch Ringo Starr's "Powerpuff Girls" cameo
He plays Fibonacci Sequins.


Louis CK releasing his 1998 film featuring cameos from Steve Carell, Conan, Amy Poehler, JB Smoove

The comedian told Jay Leno he raised money to make the black and white film with the help of pals Chris Rock, Jon Stewart and Denis Leary.


"MythBusters" getting a "Dangerous Toys" special
In a Discovery special, Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage will take a "kids' fort-battle game and blows it up with adult-sized concoctions."


"Bachelor" contestant shows up with a fake baby bump

"I know you have a daughter, and I know you want more children, and I was thinking maybe adding to it!" she told Juan Pablo. PLUS: A bachelorette went to 2nd base for the first time.


"Duck Dynasty" controversy has had no impact on advertisers
In fact, the price of advertising on the A&E show is going up.

'The Bachelor' hits a 3-year high with Juan Pablo


"The Bachelor" hits a 3-year high with Juan Pablo
The premiere of Juan Pablo's season was up 17% over last year.


Elle defends controversial cover of Mindy Kaling
Of the four covers for the Women in TV issue, only Mindy Kaling is shown in close-up, with her body excluded, and in black and white. "Mindy looks sexy, beautiful and chic," says the magazine. PLUS: Kaling responds to "ya pervs."


Ryan Seacrest: "Not a chance" will I ever quit "American Idol"
"I'm so used to getting up each year and doing that show," he says on "Today."


"Key & Peele's" Keegan-Michael Key is coming to "The Middle"
He'll guest as a charismatic preacher.


Peter Capaldi begins filming his "Doctor Who" stint
Check him out on set wearing Matt Smith's "Who" outfit. PLUS: Capaldi dislocated his thumb while filming BBC's "The Musketeers."


Alex Trebek raps a "Jeopardy!" category
Last night's episode featured a category of famous rap lyrics.


Sarah Michelle Gellar is "disappointed" on "Sesame Street"
Watch explain "disappointed" with Elmo.


Watch the "Parks and Rec" celebrate 100 episodes

Cast members talk about their favorite moments in a new promo. PLUS: Aubrey Plaza takes up the sax in new music video.

Hopefully, 'SNL's' new black female castmember won't be stuck playing only black female celebs


Hopefully, "SNL's" new black female castmember won't be stuck playing only black female celebs

That's how "SNL" can achieve real diversity with the hiring of Sasheer Zamata, says James Poniewozik. "hat will make Zamata's hire worthwhile, for her and for the show, is making sure that she gets written great, memorable characters who aren't black female celebrities as well," he says. "It's the difference between being an African American woman SNL star (a funny performer who is black and female) and being the African American woman SNL star (a performer who's specifically there to be black and female)." PLUS: A video guide to Zamata's work, she has her own web series, "Pursuit of Sexiness," and happy 30th birthday, Kate McKinnon.


Stephen Colbert will make his Super Bowl ad debut, pitching pistachios in 2 commercials

Wonderful Pistachios has hired Colbert to replace Psy as its new brand ambassador.


How to create the perfect "Bachelor" contestant
Be between the ages of 24 and 26, be from California, Chicago or Florida and be employed by a beauty-related industry. PLUS: That "Bachelor" tribute to Gia Allemand was "gross," and create a "Bachelor" fantasy league.


NFL is worried about Esquire network's "Friday Night Tykes"

The show about football players under 10 years old has the NFL concerned. "The trailer is definitely troubling to watch," says an NFL spokesperson.


NBC News denies a report that Ann Curry's contract isn't being renewed
Says an NBC spokesperson: "It's completely untrue, and, as a matter of fact, she's going on a big assignment for NBC News this week."


FX puts "Chozen" on Xbox One 1 week before its TV debut

The animated comedy is now available to watch for users of the Microsoft service.


3D TV is essentially dead

Vizio today became the first major TV manufacturer to announce it is quitting 3D TV.


About that "Good Wife" surprise cameo
"They called my agent and said would I do a cameo as myself?" says the person who played himself. PLUS: "Carl Reiner and Steve Martin came to our rescue."


Watch a preview of PBS' Stephen Hawking documentary
"Hawking" is narrated by Hawking himself.


Katee Sackhoff: I was rejected for the "Wonder Woman" TV show

"I'd love to play Wonder Woman," she tells Total Film. "I remember auditioning for the Wonder Woman television show and being told that I wasn't the Wonder Woman type, but if I wanted to play the best friend, I could audition for that. And remember thinking to myself, 'You obviously haven't seen my work!'"


Emma Roberts gets engaged to her "American Horror Story" co-star

She's set to marry Evan Peters.


"2 Broke Girls" stars enlist their sitcom writers to help write People's Choice Awards jokes

"What they have planned is amazing," says Beth Behrs. "It'll be interesting and fun for people to see us as ourselves — but a heightened stage version of ourselves."


Men who dress up as dolls get their own British TV special
"Welcome to the secret world of female masking," says the trailer for "Secrets of the Living Dolls."


"Pretty Little Liars" star Troian Bellisario reveals eating disorder, self-harm past

"I kept a lot of it bottled up inside, and it turned into self-destructive behavior," she says in an interview with Seventeen magazine.


Alec Baldwin grills Robert Osborne in a TCM special
"It seemed very strange having someone like Alec, so prominent in his career, ask me questions rather than the other way around," the 81-year-old Osborne says of tonight's "Private Screenings" special.


Is NBC going too far with its "Chicago PD" campaign?

On Twitter, the fictional Chicago cops are portrayed as angry, perhaps too aggressive.


Roku announces Roku TV

Roku will be selling its own brand of smart TV sets.


"Teen Wolf" is back with "more adult" episodes
"It's definitely gone darker," says the show's creator.


Why did ESPN show a weird infomercial for Tim Tebow?
"Sunday NFL Countdown's" five-minute segment on ESPN's new hire seemed to have no news value.


Showtime also puts online the "House of Lies" and "Episodes" season premieres

You can watch the full episodes online now.


7 shows that need an aftershow

From "Scandal" to "SNL."


"Sex and the City's" 107 men, ranked
Is Mr. Big No. 1?


PBS tacks on 15 minutes to the "American Masters" J.D. Salinger documentary
"Salinger" will have a longer run on TV, compared to the theatrical version.


Elle creates covers with Amy Poehler, Mindy Kaling, Zooey Deschanel and Allison Williams
Their part of the Women in TV issue.


Watch the 1st episode of Joseph Gordon-Levitt's variety show

"HitRECord on TV" premieres on Sundance Channel on Jan. 17.


See pics from "The Vampire Diaries'" 100th episode
"500 Years of Solitude" airs Jan. 23.


Chilli: I'm not dating Wayne Brady

"Don't believe everything u read," tweets the TLC star.


Voice of Yukon Cornelius from "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" dies
Voice actor Larry D. Mann was 91.

'Downton Abbey' returns to a record 10.2 million viewers


"Downton Abbey" returns to a record 10.2 million viewers

Last night's Season 4 premiere was the highest-rated drama premiere in PBS history.


HBO orders "Hard," a remake of a French porn comedy
"Sex and the City" writer Jenny Bicks will pen the comedy about a Brentwood housewife who inherits her husband’s failing porn company.


Charlie Sheen apologizes to Ashton Kutcher for calling him "lame"
Sheen tweeted this afternoon: "hey Ashton / sorry bro all good. / now quit barfing / on my old / brilliant show. / Remember / Punk'd? / how duz it feel?"


47 million watched Packers vs. 49ers on Fox

Last night's game was the 7th most-watched program in Fox history, not counting Super Bowls.

'SNL's' new black female cast member revealed: Sasheer Zamata


"SNL's" new black female cast member revealed: Sasheer Zamata

Upright Citizens Brigade member Sasheer Zamata will become a featured player when "Saturday Night Live" returns on Jan. 18, according to Deadline. Watch her perform standup and check her out in a sketch scene.


NBC orders a retooled "Mr. Robinson" starring Craig Robinson

"The Office" alum's pilot has been redone -- without "The Office" boss Greg Daniels, who was involved in the first version of the pilot.