'The Simpsons' to promote soccer with World Cup-themed episode and special merchandise


"The Simpsons" to promote soccer with World Cup-themed episode and special merchandise

Homer will be recruited as a FIFA World Cup referee in the March 2014 episode. "The Simpsons" will also team with several soccer clubs, including  FC Barcelona.


Adam Scott: "Parks and Rec" is not going on hiatus
An article reporting that "Parks and Recreation" is going on hiatus is misleading, says Scott on Twitter. Despite NBC delaying three episodes, he tweets, we'll "still air the same amount of episodes before Xmas as last year, & weren't scheduled to air new eps in Dec anyway ... and Parks will be back with Community in a regular time slot at the beginning of Jan." Last fall, "Parks and Rec" aired nine episodes and is scheduled to air nine this fall.


Here's your 1st look at Damon Wayans Jr. back on "New Girl"
All the guys will fight for Coach's friendship.


CBS to air 2 colorized "I Love Lucy" episodes
The grape-stomping episode and a rarely seen Christmas episode will be shown during the holidays.


Diddy's all-music cable channel Revolt launches
But only Time Warner and Comcast customers will be able to watch.


Jessica Lange: I'll wind down my acting career with 1 more season of "American Horror Story"

"I am coming to the end of acting," says the 64-year-old actress.


Kevin Connolly turns director for ESPN's "Big Shot" documentary
Tonight's "30 for 30" doc tells the story of the guy who came out of nowhere to own the New York Islanders.


VH1's "CrazySexyCool" scores big numbers

About 4.5 million watched the TLC biopic.

Showtime renews 'Homeland' and 'Masters of Sex'


Showtime renews "Homeland" and "Masters of Sex"
Both shows will return in 2014 for a respective 4th and 2nd season.
 

Report: Amy Poehler & Tina Fey will each make up to $4M each time they host the Golden Globes


Report: Amy Poehler & Tina Fey will each make up to $4M each time they host the Golden Globes

"Tina and Amy decided to ask for the craziest package ever given to awards hosts," a source tells RadarOnline, adding: "They are each being paid more than any Oscar host in history with the exception of Billy Crystal."


Janeane Garofalo joins Bravo's "The Girlfriends Guide to Divorce"
She'll play Lisa Edelstein's friend in the Marti Noxon dramedy about a woman hiding her separation from her husband.


Kevin Connolly on "Entourage" movie: "There's nobody holding out"
Connolly was confronted about the "Entourage" holdout on Jimmy Fallon. PLUS: "Entourage" creator Doug Ellin was told by the real Ari the movie is happening, and Rex Lee joins an ABC Family pilot.


Watch Lisa Kudrow's "Scandal" debut
The former "Friends" star makes her debut this week as a Democratic congresswoman.


Pauly D reveals he has a love child

"I'm proud I'm a father," says the former "Jersey Shore" star after a paternity test confirmed he's the father.


Mitch Hurwitz wants Ricky Gervais on "Arrested Development," reveals alternate casting ideas
Hurwitz last night said some of the original names thrown around for "Arrested Development" more than a decade ago included Robert De Niro, Josh Radnor and Aida Turturro. PLUS: Hurwitz wants an "Arrested" movie and a Season 5.


"Mom" and "Hostages" ratings improve for the 1st time

The Anna Faris comedy saw a boost thanks to a Monday airing of "The Big Bang Theory."


Cemetery removes an Iraq war veteran's "SpongeBob" tombstone
The family of Kimberly Walker, 28, put up a 7-foot tombstone in the likeness of her favorite cartoon. But cemetery officials found the tombstone inappropriate.


How "Scandal" beat "Homeland" at its own game
As Alyssa Rosenberg points out, "'Scandal' is full of rogues, and clear about the damage they do to each other and the country, and makes us enjoy it anyway. 'Homeland,' by contrast, keeps subverting its institutional critiques to personal relationships."


"Dancing" does "Game of Thrones"
Watch Corbin Bleu as Dothraki Khal Drogo. PLUS: "Clueless" star campaigning for a "Dancing" spot.


Melissa McCarthy sticks up for Elle
"What I found so bizarre is I picked the coat," she says of her controversial cover.


"Lost's" Cynthia Watros lands on MTV
She'll star in the drama "Finding Carter."


Married Katherine McPhee caught kissing her "Smash" director

McPhee, who has been married since 2008, was captured kissing Michael Morris, who is married to Mary McCormack.


"The Blacklist" added a record-breaking 6.5 million viewers from DVR users
That breaks the 5.7 million-viewing record from "The Big Bang Theory" premiere.

'Dancing' tosses out last week's votes after showing the wrong numbers on screen


"Dancing" tosses out last week's votes after showing the wrong numbers on screen
The glitch resulted in no one being eliminated this week.


Sarah Silverman posts her failed 2012 NBC pilot on YouTube
Silverman was given permission by the studio to post "Susan 313" on her YouTube channel. The comedy pilot stars Tig Notaro, Harris Wittels and June Diane Raphael, with a guest appearance by Jeff Goldblum.


Alec Baldwin & Jimmy Fallon create their own '80s cop show
Check out "Point Pleasant Police Department."


Kim Kardashian & Kanye West get engaged at San Francisco Giants stadium

Kanye hired a 50-piece orchestra to play Lana Del Rey's "Young and Beautiful" and Keri Hilson, Ne-Yo and West's 'Knock You Down."


Ex-"Bachelorette" Melissa Rycroft is pregnant again
Rycroft announced she's expecting her second child.

Fox delays 'Almost Human' premiere to give it an NFL boost


Fox delays "Almost Human" premiere to give it an NFL boost
The J.J. Abrams robot cop drama, originally slated to premiere on Nov. 4, will debut as part of a two-night event, starting Sunday Nov. 17 after Fox's NFL game. That means "Bones" will stay in its Monday timeslot the next few weeks.


"Everybody Loves Raymond" creator teams with Henry Winkler for an ABC sitcom pilot
The project will be a family affair, with Winkler's son producing and his wife playing his on-screen wife.


Don't call what "Homeland" did a twist: "It's cheating. It's hackery"
"You can't use the camera to both deceive and to lie outright to the viewer," says Tim Goodman of this week's episode. PLUS: Dick Cheney feared a real-life "Homeland" scenario in 2007.


"Orange is the New Black" will soon become Netflix's most-watched original series
The prison series is expected to surpass "House of Cards" by the end of the year. PLUS: Netflix will double spending on original series next year.


"Revenge" appears to be back on track

Season 3 is correcting the wrongs of Season 2.


"The Middle's" Neil Flynn will reunite with former "Scrubs" boss Bill Lawrence

Flynn will guest on Lawrence's new Fox comedy, "Surviving Jack."


"Girl Meets World" may reveal what happened to Mr. Turner from "Boy Meets World"
The motorcycle-riding homeroom teacher was last heard from when he got into an accident.


Canadian authorities drug bust nets 40 pounds of blue meth
Just like the blue meth on "Breaking Bad."


"SNL's" Vanessa Bayer was a "Late Night" intern for Conan O'Brien
Bayer talks about returning to 30 Rock, auditioning for "SNL" and creating her Miley Cyrus character.


Padma Lakshmi gains 15 pounds every "Top Chef" cycle

She also tells Fitness magazine she goes up two dress sizes from the reality show.


"The Blacklist's" potential problem: Finding enough compelling bad guys
Are there enough bad guys as interesting as James Spader's character?


"The Good Wife" is getting shaken up

Next week's episode changes everything.


Nickelodeon renews "Haunted Hathaways" and "See Dad Run"

They'll be back for a 2nd and 3rd season, respectively.


Aziz Ansari: Broadway bound?
The "Parks and Rec" star is hoping to bring his new material to Broadway.


VH1's "CrazySexyCool" is more of a checklist of TLC's accomplishments

The biopic will convince you, though, what a great group TLC was.

'Kitten Bowl' to take on 'Puppy Bowl'


"Kitten Bowl" to take on "Puppy Bowl"
Howard Stern's wife, Beth Stern, will host Hallmark Channel's inaugural "Kitten Bowl," which will go up against Animal Planet's "Puppy Bowl" and the Super Bowl halftime show. About 60 to 70 cats will participate.

Did CBS spike a 'Good Wife' storyline to appease the NFL?


Did CBS spike a "Good Wife" storyline to appease the NFL?
"The Good Wife" creators hinted earlier this month that they might have been steered off of an NFL storyline, which wouldn't surprising considering the NFL's history with ESPN's "Playmakers."


"Falling Skies" books Mira Sorvino
She'll join forces with John Pope.


CeeLo Green could end up in prison after being charged with giving a woman ecstasy
"The Voice" star's felony charge would face four years in prison, if convicted.


"Once Upon a Time in Wonderland" to host a "Lost" reunion
Sayid and Ilana reunited: Zuleikha Robinson will appear in Naveen Andrews‘ special episode.


Betty White recreates Miley Cyrus' "Wrecking Ball" video
Check her out promoting the Lifetime version of "Off Their Rockers."

Kevin Connolly: It's not official, but the 'Entourage' movie should begin filming in January


Kevin Connolly: It's not official, but the "Entourage" movie should begin filming in January
Connolly tells TMZ that everybody is on board, but nothing is set in stone.


"The Walking Dead" down 2.2 million from its record premiere
About 13.9 million watched last night, compared to 16.1 million from last week.


Why "Homeland" owes John le Carre a royalty check

Last night's shocker was straight out of the spy novelist's 1963 book "The Spy Who Came in From the Cold." PLUS: Why this twist feels like a cheat.


Kelly Clarkson is married
The "Idol" champ tweeted pics of her wedding yesterday in Tennessee.


CBS' 50th-anniversary JFK special will omit Dan Rather, who was part of its 1963 assassination coverage

"As It Happened: John F. Kennedy 50 Years" will, however, feature Bob Schieffer, who as a Fort Worth Star-Telegram reporter got an exclusive with Lee Harvey Oswald's mom. Rather, meanwhile, was a key part of CBS News' coverage, reporting from Dallas.


NBC is about to launch a Winter Olympic promo blitz
On Oct. 29, with 100 days to go, NBC viewers will begin seeing a promotional bug at the bottom of the screen with NBC's logo wrapped in Olympic rings.


ABC announces key return dates

"Pretty Little Liars," "Switched at Birth," "The Fosters" and "Twisted" are back in January.


Pee-wee Herman visits "Comedy Bang! Bang!" this week

Dressed as a cowboy!


New "Unspoiler" browser add-on will put a giant red box over spoilers
Unspoiler covers all web pages, including Facebook and Twitter.


Kevin Jonas' "Married to Jonas" mansion is for sale
The property had become too famous thanks to his reality show.


Watch Conan's 80-minute interview with Mel Brooks
It's the latest episode of "Serious Jibber-Jabber with Conan O'Brien."


Rashida Jones to female celebs: "Stop acting like whores"
The "Parks and Rec" star shared a series of tweets Saturday, chastising celebrity women for revealing too much skin.

NBC preempting the next 3 'Parks and Rec' episodes, including an Oct. 31 Halloween-themed episode


NBC preempting the next 3 "Parks and Rec" episodes, including an Oct. 31 Halloween-themed episode
"The Voice" and an "SNL" special will replace the low-rated NBC comedy for the next three Thursdays. That means Tatiana Maslany's 2nd "Parks" appearance will be delayed.


Mark Burnett: "CeeLo will not be fired" for felony ecstasy charge
"The Voice" star's job is safe, says the reality TV honcho.


"Once Upon a Time" ties a series low, "Sunday Night Football" sees a 15-year high

Last Night's Peyton Manning vs. Colts game was the highest-rated October primetime NFL game since 1998, with 26 million watching.


Netflix is close to passing HBO in U.S. subscribers
The number of Netflix subscribers will likely be 30 million, compared to HBO's 28.7 million.


Syfy renews "Face Off"
The special effects reality competition will be back for a 6th season.


"Friday Night Lights" team members reunite
Scott Porter posted a photo of him, Gaius Charles, Matt Lauria, Zach Gilford and Kevin Rancin hanging out on Sunday.


Oprah recalls canceling on Arsenio Hall after he made a Stedman joke
On "Oprah's Next Chapter," the two addressed some of the tension they had in the early 90s, especially when he'd tell jokes about her.


BBC orders a celebrity gymnastics reality show -- "Let's Get Ready to Tumble"
Will this competition cross the pond to America, like "Dancing with the Stars"?


See the "Frasier" stars, reunited
It's been nearly a decade since the NBC comedy went off the air.


Billionaire paid $100,000 to reenact an episode of "Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives" with Guy Fieri
The new "Inside the Food Network" book also reveals that Mario Batali took Rachael Ray and Marc Summers to a strip club back in 2004.

'Homeland' boss: 'We were hoping' viewers would react strongly to the first 3 episodes


"Homeland" boss: "We were hoping" viewers would react strongly to the first 3 episodes
Alex Gansa talks last night's episode, and says: "I was just hoping we hadn't played it for one or two episodes too long." PLUS: "Homeland" is good again, everything makes sense now, leave Dana alone, this feels like a Hail Mary pass, and what the heck is going on with this show?


Paula Abdul joins Australia's "So You Think You Can Dance" as a judge
Says the former "American Idol" judge: "Aussie dancers are without doubt some of the best in the world and it is an honor for me to be a part of finding Australia's best dancer."


Fake "Breaking Bad" funeral in Albuquerque raises $17,000, but causes some outrage
Some people didn't like that a fake funeral was being held in a real graveyard. "This is a place of mourning," says Manuel Montano, whose son is buried near Walter White's fake tombstone. "It's not a spectacle."


Carol Burnett accepts the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler were among those paying tribute last night. "You mean so much to me," said Fey. "I love you in a way that is just shy of creepy.”


Nothing has changed with "Queer Eye" guys

Last night's reunion revealed that their chemistry was still the same 10 years after the Bravo sensation's debut.


CeeLo Green cleared of sexual assault charges, but will face an ecstasy possession charge
The L.A. County DA is expected to announce a decision on "The Voice" star's case today, according to TMZ.


"The Walking Dead" spinoff will "exist in its own world"
Robert Kirkman will develop the companion series, and he jokes it might take place in space.


Conan O'Brien tries announcing a horse race
On Friday, Conan got to call a race at Santa Anita.


"Bates Motel" to introduce the infamous fruit cellar from "Psycho"

"There are many creepy things down there," says Freddie Highmore.


Lena Dunham could end up on the cover of Vogue
The "Girls" star is reportedly being wooed by Anna Wintour.


"Once Upon a Time" casts Rumplestiltskin's dad
British actor Stephen Lord will take on the role.


Watch the trailer for Spike Lee's Mike Tyson documentary for HBO
"Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth" debuts Nov. 16.


Stephen Amell welcomes a daughter
The "Arrow" star became a dad last week.


"Boy Meets World" weddings: Rider Strong and Danielle Fishel their longtime loves
Strong wed in Oregon on Sunday, while Fishel got married Saturday in Los Angeles.