'The Voice' finale hits a low

"The Voice" finale hits a low
Although 12.7 million tuned in, the finale was down 11% from the spring and 21% from last fall.

Discovery orders "The West," a scripted drama series from Robert Redford
Premiering in 2014, "The West" will "provide unprecedented access into the wilderness, frontier lawlessness, and bloodshed of the 40 years between the end of the American Civil War and after the turn of the 20th Century," according to a press release.

HBO will promote "Girls" with "Girls Night Out" screenings in 9 cities

A live-feed of the Season 3 premiere event will be shown in theaters in several cities.

Watch Matthew Perry get in a heated debate live on BBC

The "Friends" alum was debating drug courts last night on "NewsNight."

Canadian politician upset that her nude "L Word" scene was tweeted at her

Actress-turned-politician Lenore Zann claimed cyberbullying after a teen tweeted this naked photo of her from a 2008 episode of the Showtime series.

Jay Leno worries the Sochi Olympics will be like Nazi Germany
Leno, who has "nothing to lose" since he's leaving "The Tonight Show," chatted with Meredith Vieira last night about Russia's anti-gay laws.

Jerry Seinfeld created 8 new intentionally bad ads for Acura
It's all part of his "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee" promotion. PLUS: Howard Stern will appear on the season finale of "Comedians in Cars."

Ashley Williams joins Jim Gaffigan's CBS comedy pilot

She'll play Gaffigan's "super wife," Jeannie.

"Buffy" and "Veronica Mars" are coming to new cable channel Pivot
"Buffy the Vampire Slayer," which premiered almost 17 years ago, will be used to help capture millennial viewers ages 18 to 34.

CNN announces a new documentary brand: "CNN Films Presents"
The new documentary brand will allow CNN to step away from news.

Here's "The Simpsons'" blink-and-you'll-miss-it tribute to Marcia Wallace
Mrs. Krabappel appeared briefly in Sunday's couch gag.

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'Homeland' boss: 'It was time'

"Homeland" boss: "It was time"

"We spent a lot of hours in the story room figuring out what we could do with his character," says exec producer Alex Gansa, "and a lot of the emotional landscape had been crossed. We didn't want to repeat ourselves." PLUS: There was pushback from Showtime this season over Brody, where were Jessica and Dana Brody?, Gansa says it got "surreal" when the real-life Iranian developments happened, the ending was too little, too late, why "Homeland" can never recapture its past glory.

"The Sing-Off" is going on tour
"The Sing-Off Live Tour!" will kick off a 32-night trip around the U.S. on Feb. 19 in Verona, NY.

Regis Philbin is now on Twitter
Check out his first selfie.

Will "SNL" suffer from "token syndrome" with new black female cast member?

Shows like "Girls" and "Friends" had to deal with some awkwardness when, under pressure, they added a black character.

Simon Cowell: "I might have a different kind of role" on "The X Factor" next season

Cowell didn't say he was stepping down as judge, but he did say the show has "got to be more different next year than it was this year."

Why "Survivor" should call it quits

After 27 seasons, "Survivor" has run out of ideas to attract new viewers. PLUS: Tina Wesson talks about her son's death.

Joel McHale: There's a "really good, really funny reason" behind Troy's "Community" exit
Gillian Jacobs adds that it's "a nice departure that doesn’t make you feel sad about the character; it feels right." PLUS: Watch the Greendale reunion.

Why did "SNL" waste John Goodman?

The 13-time host was treated as if he'd never done comedy before?

Kudos to "Two and a Half Men" for its transsexual portrayal

Paula Marshall's character is, shockingly, not horrible.

"Bachelor" Juan Pablo: My Latino background will be a big part of my season

"I am the bachelor and I am a Latino," he says. "There's going to be a lot of Latino things on the show, a lot of food, a lot of dancing, a lot of stuff. It's going to be so different, you're going to love it."

"Downton Abbey" has a smelly cast: Washing of period clothes is banned

According to Sophie McShera, who plays cook's assistant Daisy, there is a "no wash" policy on all the clothes worn on set in order to preserve their authentic historic look.

"Gossip Girl" alum Kevin Zegers joins Fox's "Broadchurch" remake
He'll take on the young/handsome reporter role on "Gracepoint."

Will Khloe Kardashian get her own dating reality show?

Kris Jenner is said to want the newly single Khloe to star in "Single and Searching for Love."

"Revenge" wedding church once hosted an "O.C." wedding

Caleb and Julie got married in the same church in Season 1 of "The O.C."

"Men at Work" books Jane Seymour and Ed Asner
Both will guest on the TBS comedy, along with Danny Masterson's sister.

See the poster for "Sirens"

The USA EMT drama is from producer Denis Leary.

Watch "Being Human" promos
The Syfy series returns for a 4th season on Jan. 13.

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'New Girl' casts Linda Cardellini as Jess' sister

"New Girl" casts Linda Cardellini as Jess' sister
The "Freaks and Geeks" and "Mad Men" alum will recur as Abby, Jess' wild-child older sister.

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'Homeland' delivers its biggest-ever audience with Season 3 finale

"Homeland" delivers its biggest-ever audience with Season 3 finale

Last night's episode was up 27% over last year's season-ender.

"Survivor" winner Tyson Apostol would definitely return for a 4th time
Says the "Blood vs. Water" champ: "It's hard because it's like I know there's a lot of people that say go out on top and that's your legacy, but I actually feel like I respect the pro athlete that goes past his prime and plays for the love of the sport." PLUS: Monica Culpepper talks tribal council.

Netflix confirms "Better Call Saul" will be a prequel
A Netflix press release officially calls the "Breaking Bad" spinoff a prequel, even though Bob Odenkirk has said it could either be a prequel or sequel.

The 65 Most Important TV Deaths of 2013
From Brian Griffin to Finn Hudson.

Watch HBO's 2013 "Yearender" promo, previewing 2014
Catch glimpses of the new "Girls" season as well as "Veep" and "The Leftovers."

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Damian Lewis recalls filming that 'terrifying' scene for the 'Homeland' season finale

Damian Lewis recalls filming that "terrifying" scene for the "Homeland" season finale
Lewis he greeted the events of last night's episode with a "mixture of emotions."

Adrianne Palicki joins "From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series"
The "Friday Night Lights" alum is joining Robert Rodriguez's El Rey Network reboot of his film, along with Lane Garrison and Gary Busey's son Jake.

Rosie Perez is headed to ABC
She'll play the vice principal in "An American Education," in Jack Whitehall's remake of his BBC comedy "Bad Education."

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Jay Leno and Julia Louis-Dreyfus named TV Hall of Famers

Jay Leno and Julia Louis-Dreyfus named TV Hall of Famers
Also joining the TV Hall of Fame are David E. Kelley and Rupert Murdoch.

Brian's return boosts "Family Guy's" ratings
Last night's episode was up 11%. Meanwhile, Seth MacFarlane tweeted: "I mean, you didn't really think we'd kill off Brian, did you? Jesus, we'd have to be f*cking high." PLUS: Not everybody was happy to see Brian return.

A "Good Will Hunting" TV show could become a reality as part of Weinstein-Miramax deal
The Weinstein Company's new partnership with Miramax could also result in a "Flirting with Disaster" series.

"Survivor" finale hits an all-time low

Season 27 was slightly down from last spring's edition.

Jay Thomas is breaking his 14-year tradition of going on Letterman for Christmas

The "Late Show" tradition, which began in 1998, isn't happening this year.

Cartoon Network announces a "Powerpuff Girls" special -- featuring Ringo Starr
The former Beatle will play Fibonacci Sequins, Townsville’s most famous flamboyant mathematician, in the "I Wish I Was a Powerpuff Girl" special, airing Jan. 20.

Bravo orders "The People's Couch," the show about people watching TV

In October, Bravo tested the show that puts cameras on people watching television.

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'Better Call Saul' will be available on Netflix, soon after the season finale

"Better Call Saul" will be available on Netflix, soon after the season finale
Netflix viewers won't have to wait long to watch the Saul Goodman spinoff. Unlike "Breaking Bad," there will be a short wait for "Better Call Saul."

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Give 'Homeland' credit for doing what it had to do

Give "Homeland" credit for doing what it had to do
The Showtime series may have just alienated its biggest fans, says James Poniewozik, "and there's no guarantee they'll come back for a show about–who? what?" The writers had painted themselves into a corner, he says, and "'Homeland' and Showtime deserve credit for doing what the story called for." PLUS: This was long overdue, "The Star" didn't redeem Season 3, Where does "Homeland" go from here?, why you should stick with "Homeland," and why it's time to ditch "Homeland."

"Family Guy" reveals Brian's fate
Is the dog still dead?

Are these the 3 black female "SNL" finalists?
According to the NY Daily News, Sasheer Zamata, Natasha Rothwell, and Kerry Coddett -- who has publicly slammed "SNL" for its lack of diversity -- are the three remaining hopefuls.

Next "Survivor" season will divide teams into brains, brawn, beauty

Jeff Probst says the groupings reflect "the different qualities that people bring to Survivor. Not saying these necessarily are the only three, but these are three very distinct type of people." PLUS: Probst says Tyson is unlike any winner.

"Sister Wives" stars triumph after a federal judge strikes down parts of Utah's anti-polygamy law
As the NY Times reports, the TLC stars challenged a state law on "cohabitation" -- "the language used in the law to restrict polygamous relationships — violates the First Amendment guarantee of free exercise of religion, as well as constitutional due process." But a law banning multiple marriages is still in place.

Howard Stern to Netflix?
With Howard TV dead, the TV version of the shock jock's radio show could wind up on Netflix. The NY Daily News reports the video on-demand company has reached out to Stern.

Katie Couric is expected to earn $6M a year from her part-time Yahoo! job
Her work on Yahoo! will be secondary to her ABC talk show.

To score an exclusive interview, "Today" paid for a five-day trip to NYC for 15 people
All that to interview the family who was stuck in subzero temperature for two days.

Check out pics from "Game of Thrones" Season 4

Very blurry pics from an HBO preview.

J.J. Abrams/Alfonso Cuaron's "Believe" taking a break to accompany a new showrunner
The NBC series was expected to launch after the Winter Olympics.

Matthew Perry cast himself in the wrong "Odd Couple" part
He'd be perfect as the persnickety Felix Unger, not Oscar.

What's next for "Revenge" after a "holy moly" midseason finale?

Showrunner Sunil Nayar talks about last night's shocker.

Pregnant "Teen Mom" Jenelle Evans arrested

The "Teen Mom 2" star was taken into custody after getting into a fight with her boyfriend -- see her mugshot.

UK "X Factor" winner will get to open for Beyonce
The winner of this year's competition will accompany Beyonce on her UK tour dates.

Ex-Disney Channel star Dylan Sprouse:  Yes, those those are my nude photos

The former "Suite Life of Zack and Cody" confessed to taking the naked selfies that have surfaced on the web.

"The Bachelorette's" Trista & Ryan renew their wedding vows 10 years later

"It's an understatement to say I hit the jackpot," says Trista Sutter.

"Masters of Sex" creator: "Yeah, yeah. We're gonna definitely take leaps"

Michelle Ashford talks about the Season 1 finale, and why her show is unlike anything else, including "Mad Men." PLUS: The finale worked, despite rom-com tropes, "Masters" had an unusual approach to telling its story, and Michael Sheen is the least sympathetic antihero on TV.

Ex-"Real Housewives" star Michaele Salahi weds on pay-per-view

The former "Real Housewives of D.C." star got married over the weekend to Journey rocker Neal Schon, and their wedding was broadcast via pay-per-view.

"SNL" presents Guy Fieri's Christmas special

Bobby Moynihan has a dead-on Fieri.

An "AbFab" movie?

"I'm very close to picking up a pen," says Jennifer Saunders. "That's how close (a movie) is."

Peter O'Toole once appeared on Letterman smoking a cigarette atop a camel
RIP to the "Lawrence of Arabia" star.

Lifetime unveils Christina Ricci in "Lizzie Borden Took an Ax" trailer

The Lifetime movie also features Billy Campbell and Clea DuVall.

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John Goodman joined on 'SNL' by Robert De Niro and Sylvester Stallone

John Goodman joined on "SNL" by Robert De Niro and Sylvester Stallone
The trio played the "Three Wise Guys" gossiping about Jesus Christ while on camels in Bethlehem.

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Is 'Homeland' taking a page from the '24' playbook with exits of Jessica & Dana Brody?

Is "Homeland" taking a page from the "24" playbook with exits of Jessica & Dana Brody?
Just like Kim Bauer, Dana Brody is gone after three seasons.

Slovakians are upset with Jon Stewart
Slovak Republic residents were apparently not happy when they got word of Stewart's "Daily Show" jokes this week that their countrymen's "main export is farts" and their president is a cow.

David Spade to HBO?
The  "Just Shoot Me" and "Rules Of Engagement" alum is close to a deal with HBO to co-write and star in a comedy set in the music industry.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus is sorry -- she didn't mean to compare shooting "Veep" in a Maryland town to prison
"Thank God the work’s good," Louis-Dreyfus told NY Magazine. "Can you imagine if it wasn't? It would be a prison." That comment sparked outrage in Columbia, MD, where "Veep" shoots in a warehouse, prompting this tweet from the "Veep" star: "Just want 2 clarify.I love Maryland.Our crew is fab.The prison joke was a joke re: the warehouse.Truly sorry if anyone was offended."

"Entourage" creator: I've never met NFL star Rob Gronkowski
In a tweet, Doug Ellin seemed to debunk a TMZ report, picked up by Fox Sports, that "Gronk" is making a cameo in the "Entourage" movie, even after tearing his ACL.

"Seinfeld's" Festivus co-writer responds to Fox News host's outrage
"Am I to understand that some humanoid expressed outrage that the baby Jesus was behind a pole made of beer cans?" Dan O'Keefe says of Gretchen Carlson's rant against a Festivus display in Florida's capitol building.

Jon Stewart's head writer is joining John Oliver's HBO show
Tim Carvell, who's been with "The Daily Show" for nearly a decade," will become Oliver's showrunner.

"The Killing's" new mystery details revealed
Season 4 will be set in an all-boys military academy outside Seattle.

Connie Britton is OK with no "Friday Night Lights" movie
Britton is glad a decision has been made, adding: "I feel like the only way that was ever going to work is if it just fell into place beautifully, and if everybody was on board, because we couldn’t do anything to risk what Friday Night Lights has already been."

George Lopez's FX comedy promotes "Dexter's" David Zayas
He'll become a series regular on "Saint George."

Vince Gilligan spent more than 90 minutes this week talking "Breaking Bad" with NFL Network
Listen to Gilligan, who isn't an NFL fan, answer burning questions on the "Rich Eisen Podcast."

Jimmy Kimmel creates a Fox News version of "It's a Wonderful Life"
Watch Kimmel's recut trailer. PLUS: Watch Kimmel address Oprah and the other 99 most powerful women in entertainment, and check out Kimmel's holiday card.

Jeff Probst promises a "brutal" final "Survivor" tribal council
"I feel for these people who have gone through 39 days of hell; the jury can't wait to get their licks in," he says.

Danny Trejo is headed to "NCIS: LA"
He'll appear in an episode set in Mexico.

"Psych's" musical episode: What took so long?
Creator Steve Franks first got the idea to stage a musical while filming the pilot. So why did it take seven years to come to fruition?

Letterman talks to Andy Cohen about quitting drinking at age 34
"I was always drunk," says Dave, "and I loved it. Oh dear god I loved. I loved everything about being drunk."

TNT orders reincarnation drama "Proof" from Kyra Sedgwick and O.J. Simpson prosecutor Marcia Clark
The supernatural medical drama about a female surgeon who investigates out-of-body experiences will also include "Nashville's" showrunner.

Watch Britney Spears' E! documentary trailer

"I am Britney Jean" premieres Dec. 22.

"Scandal" burning questions

The midseason finale left behind more questions than answers.

Ranked: TV's Top 10 Christmas specials
Where does "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" place?

"Treme": An appreciation
The HBO drama from David Simon never recovered from the loss of John Goodman.

TLC compiles "Outrageous 911" calls for a TV special

"Outrageous 911" premieres Saturday.

Nat Geo presents "Kentucky Justice"

The reality show going behind the scenes of the Harlan County Sheriffs' Dept. premieres Sunday.

Check out the fan-made "Almost Human" trailer
Presented side-by-side with the original movie trailer.

Ian Ziering reenacts a "Beverly Hills 90210" scene
Watch him try to recapture the magic of the "Spring Fling" fight with Brandon.

Steven Van Zandt: "Lilyhammer" is the most violent show in Norwegian history

"In the second season," Van Zandt says, "he's becoming more Norwegian and it's a slightly different dynamic. We keep the violence pretty moderate because Norway doesn’t like violence at all — it's the most violent show in the history of Norway."

Presenting the Worst TV of 2013
From "Do Not Harm" to "Killing Kennedy."

"The Vampire Diaries" releases its 100th-episode trailer

Is Katherine dying?

Rockmond Dunbar welcomes a baby girl
"The Mentalist" star had a reason to celebrate this week, despite what happened on "Sons of Anarchy."

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