Matthew Weiner rules out a 'Mad Men' spinoff, says he was told of split season


Matthew Weiner rules out a "Mad Men" spinoff, says he was told of split season
"It's a strategy from the network and I was told about it," Weiner says of splitting the final season into two halves. "I found a way to work with it. That's all I can say. I think it's an opportunity." As for a spinoff, Weiner says, "There's no chance... when it's done, it's done."


Rebel Wilson's "Super Fun Night" will premiere with Episode 2

The pilot got some unfavorable reviews, so ABC is switching things up.


"Breaking Bad's" finale will be followed by a 1-hour "Talking Bad" with Jimmy Kimmel

"Talking Bad" will air immediately after the finale, and will feature many of the show's casts and alums. Kimmel will also be hosting a Q&A at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery, where Aaron Paul is screening the finale. Also, AMC will air every "Breaking Bad" episode in a marathon starting next week.


Neil Patrick Harris hopes this year's Emmy In Memoriam segment is "not a competition"
This year's In Memoriam won't be "weird" with the audience applauding some of those who have died.


Fox puts soap in "Raising Hope's" mouth

See the promo for Season 4.


Bryan Singer teams with Syfy on a monster drama

"Creature At Bay" will focus on the modern-day "Kaiju" monster.


Happy 65th birthday, George R.R. Martin!
Here are 65 things the "Game of Thrones" honcho has to do.


Melora Hardin heads to "Killer Women"

"The Office" alum will guest as a long-suffering spouse.

HBO making a film on the Benghazi attack


HBO making a film on the Benghazi attack
Last year's 9/11 terrorist attack is set to become a film from Jerry Weintraub, based on the book "Under Fire: The Untold Story of the Attack in Benghazi."


"Fringe's" John Noble joins "Sleepy Hollow"

The casting reunites him with "Fringe's" co-creators.


Louis CK and Conan O'Brien remember the launch of "Late Night" in 1993
Check out a picture of the staff 20 years ago, featuring Bob Odenkirk and Robert Smigel. PLUS: Louis CK rants against smartphones.


See the items from the "Breaking Bad" prop auction
Up for bidding are Walt's underwear, Tuco's grill and "Leaves of Grass."


"Coupling's" Richard Coyle joins John Malkovich on NBC's "Crossbones"

He'll play an undercover assassin in the drama from the creator of "Luther."


TLC orders more "Honey Boo Boo"

Twelve addition episodes have been ordered, plus three specials.


ABC creates a "Modern Family" GIF
See the cast, animated.


Watch the new "American Horror Story" trailer

"Coven" presents "Burn."

Mark Burnett pitching a reality show that would put the winner in space


Mark Burnett pitching a reality show that would put the winner in space
The winner would join Richard Branson on one of Virgin Galactic's first suborbital space flights.


Ken Jennings: How I'd fix NBC's confusing "Million Second Quiz"
"When I watched," he says, "it felt like they were making up rules on the fly. Mostly because they were."


Discovery gets "Gold Fever"
The makers of "The Men Who Built America" are putting out another documentary looking back at the California Gold Rush.


"The Walking Dead": Behind the scenes of Universal Studios zombie apocalypse attraction
Starting next week, visitors will be able to walk in the footsteps of the human survivors of the AMC show. PLUS: Lauren Cohan poses for Maxim.


MTV releases Miley Cyrus documentary trailer
"Miley: The Movement" airs Oct. 2.


Battle of "Seinfeld" Twitter accounts: "Modern Seinfeld" vs. "Seinfeld Current Day"
Two Twitter accounts have tried to transport "Seinfeld" to the present day. Only one succeeds.


"The Wonder Years": An appreciation of its nostalgia
Kevin Arnold & Co. seem to have a big influence on this year's crop of fall comedies.


"Breaking Bad's" Jesse Pinkman problem: Enough with the torture!
"This show has never passed up an opportunity to kick Jesse Pinkman when he's down," says Jessica Winter. "It's forever endeavoring to find new, more vigorous techniques for kicking him when he's down—through pirouettes of plot and calisthenics of character development—and new, pliant body regions to kick or, when the kicking is done, punch or stomp or split open bleeding. What horrible thing hasn’t happened to Jesse, perhaps repeatedly, over the last five seasons?" PLUS: Jesse Plemons is rooting for Walt, how Dean Norris filmed his final scene, listen to director's commentary on "Ozymandias,"  Betsy Brandt couldn't watch Hank's final moment, it took a while for Brandt to stop rooting for Walt, Badger narrates a Honey Badger video, why Walter White Apologists need to stop, Bryan Cranston says Jesse isn't such a good guy, and Hank Schrader was the "anti-anti-hero."


Blame college students for killing cable

Many of today's college students are "cord nevers" -- people who've never paid for cable and have no plans to ever do so.


Watch HBO film gay-themed "Looking" in San Francisco
The comedy about three gay friends has been likened to a gay version of "Girls."


How "The Simpsons" fixed Apple's iPhone keyboard
A 1994 episode was key in helping Apple come up with its innovative iPhone keyboard design.


In defense of this season's "Survivor" twists
Even the return of Redemption Island is a great idea.


Gilbert Gottfried to guest-program TCM

Check out his pics for next month, including "The Conversation."


Is "Once Upon a Time" taking its fans for granted?
This year's promotion leaves a lot to be desired. PLUS: Watch the Season 3 extended promo.


"The Art of War" to become an English-language TV series, thanks to China and Japan
The two countries are teaming up for a TV version of Sun Tzu's classic book.


"Ghost Projekt" graphic novel getting an NBC remake
The graphic novel follows a UN inspector and a Russian agent who've teamed up.


Julie Chen denies having a nose job

Why does her nose look different in a photo taken nearly two decades ago? Chen says it's all makeup.


Read an oral history of The Groundlings, the comedy troupe that has fed "SNL"

The L.A.-based Groundlings was the training ground for Lisa Kudrow, Conan O'Brien, Jimmy Fallon, Pee-wee Herman, Phil Hartman, J.J. Abrams, Kathy Griffin, Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Cheri Oteri, Jon Lovitz, Chris Kattan and many others.


TV costume designers are having a big impact on fashion

Many shows regard the fashion as an extra character.


HBO rejects '60s-set "The Missionary" from Malcolm Gladwell and Mark Wahlberg
The Cold War spy drama was to be set in '60s Berlin.


Lucy and Desi: The Advertising years
"I Love Lucy's" Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz also live on in advertising for cigarettes and banking.


Is Bill Nye's "Dancing" participation bad for science?
His scientist stereotypes may turn off future scientists. PLUS: Get a gift from The Science Guy.


USA going all out for "Modern Family's" syndication debut

The nearly $10 million rollout includes a special documentary, live events with the cast and elaborate TV spots. PLUS: See Jesse Tyler Ferguson's childhood photo.


"Key & Peele" takes on "Les Mis"

The musical epic gets parodied in the season premiere.


Watch what happens when Conan updates to iOS7

Chaos ensues.


Play the "New Girl" drinking game
Take a sip every time Nick makes a face.


"Full House's" Mr. Woodchuck is now faceless
What happened to Dave Coulier's puppet?


What is Joan Rivers doing on a scooter?
Is it a PR stunt or is she having trouble getting around?


"Idol" alum Allison Iraheta to spend 1 week on "The Tonight Show"
She'll sit in with Jay Leno's band.


Watch the gag reel for "Leverage" Season 5

The TNT series' final gag reel.

Who will play Johnny Carson -- Steve Carell, Kevin Spacey or John Slattery?


Who will play Johnny Carson -- Steve Carell, Kevin Spacey or John Slattery?

"The Late Shift" author Bill Carter says those are some of the early names for the NBC miniseries, along with James Marsden, Greg Kinnear and David Hyde Pierce.


Emmy spoilers revealed
How will Neil Patrick Harris open Sunday's ceremony? PLUS: Final group of Emmy presenters announced, including Jimmy Fallon and Mindy Kaling.


"Community" celebrates "0 Emmy Nominations"
Check out the banner outside "Community's" Paramount Studios soundstage.


"Game of Thrones" visits "Sesame Street"
Watch Peter Dinklage and Lena Headey with the "Sesame" puppets.


TNT orders Steven Bochco's "Murder in the First" starring Taye Diggs

Diggs will play a San Francisco homicide detective in a series that follows one case over 10 episodes.


Fox buys hip-hop drama from "Lee Daniels' The Butler" team
Daniels and his "Butler" writer, Danny Strong, are behind the project, along with Brian Grazer.


See Kristen Bell on "Parks and Rec"
Here's the first look at Ingrid de Forest, the Leslie Knope of Eagleton. PLUS: Amy Poehler doesn't want Rashida Jones to leave.


Watch "The Good Wife's" Season 5 promo
"I'm in."


"Leverage's" Beth Riesgraf lands on "Killer Women"
She'll guest star on the ABC drama's 2nd episode.

'Mike & Molly' lands Susan Sarandon


"Mike & Molly" lands Susan Sarandon
The Oscar winner will guest as Molly's idol.


BBC America cancels "Copper"

The cable channel's first original series lasted two seasons.


Joy Behar recalls the time she was fired from "The View"
Barbara Walters fired her seven years ago when she revealed that Rosie O'Donnell was joining the show. Of course, the firing was later rescinded. PLUS: Behar grills Leno about his fling with Sharon Osbourne.


There will be no "60 Minutes" before the Emmys
CBS opted to preempt "60 Minutes" because of concerns over NFL overruns. CBS has the late game on Sunday, which will air just before the Emmys.


NFL demanding $1.5M from M.I.A. over her Super Bowl halftime middle finger
The NFL has been waging a "secret war" to get the rapper to pay up over the February 2012 incident, but she won't budge.


Jerry Seinfeld filmed "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee" on Louis CK's boat
Seinfeld talked about Louis CK and Keith Hernandez on "Seinfeld" when he called a Mets game earlier this week.


"Enlisted" recruits Stacy Keach, Barry Bostwick, Dean Stockwell
They'll play Army veterans on the Fox comedy.


"Real World: New Orleans'" Danny claims he had a romance with a straight "Real World" alum
Danny Roberts wouldn't reveal who the "Real World"-er was when he made the revelation on "Watch What Happens Live."


"The Talk" has its most-watched premiere week ever
Revealing all those secrets paid off for the CBS talk show.


Discovery Channel to air "NFL In Season"
The NFL-produced two-part documentary will follow several teams as they hit the road.

NBC making a Johnny Carson miniseries


NBC making a Johnny Carson miniseries
Based on the upcoming book "Carson the Magnificent: An Intimate Portrait" by Bill Zehme, NBC's Carson miniseries will touch on everything from his childhood to his 30-year run on "The Tonight Show" to "his often secluded off-camera life," NBC says.

'Survivor' wins the night, despite its lowest-rated fall debut


"Survivor" wins the night, despite its lowest-rated fall debut
Meanwhile, "America's Got Talent" ended up from last year.


E! cancels "What Would Ryan Lochte Do?"
The Olympian's reality show lasted one season.


Dancer beats a comedian on "America's Got Talent"
Watch Kenichi Ebina's amazing dance routine.


"Big Brother" winner: "I don't think I did anything to merit me losing my job"
Andy Herren talks about the controversy in the house and his plans for the $500. PLUS: The finalists react and say sorry for the racism controversy.


Spike TV developing a King Tut event series
The six-part series will use recently discovered DNA evidence as part of its miniseries story.


Seth Meyers' "The Awesomes" renewed by Hulu
The animated series will be back for a 2nd season.


Behind the scenes of "Sherlock" Season 3
BBC has released pictures from the set.


"The Simpsons" puts Homer and Marge in bed with Kristen Wiig

Watch a clip from the season premiere.

NYPD shuts down filming on 'Person of Interest'


NYPD shuts down filming on "Person of Interest"
The CBS drama failed to inform the NYPD before filming a gun shootout scene on the streets of New York. Locals complained thinking the gunshots were real.


"Justified" promotes Jere Burns
Winn Duffy will be regular part of next season.


"Survivor" turns 400
Tonight's "Survivor: Blood vs. Water" season premiere is also the 400th episode of the CBS reality show.

'Breaking Bad's' final 2 episodes will be 'extra long'


"Breaking Bad's" final 2 episodes will be "extra long"

The penultimate episode and series finale are each scheduled to run 75 minutes.


"Queer Eye for the Straight Guy" is getting a 10-year reunion special
Andy Cohen has gathered the Fab Five for an October special, titled "Queer Eye Reunion: 10 Years Later."


"Chinatown" screenwriter Robert Towne joins "Mad Men" writing staff

The 78-year-old Towne is considered a legendary screenwriter, having worked as a "script doctor" on movies from "Bonnie and Clyde" to "The Godfather" to "The Rock." He also directed "Personal Best" and "Tequila Sunrise."


ABC developing "The Hunchback Of Notre Dame" event series
The writer of "Snow White And The Huntsman" will take on "the Hunchback" in a limited series called "Esmeralda."


Mindy Kaling: No, I'm not a Republican
A Salon article labeled Kaling a "Republican" after last night's season premiere. To which she says: "I'm not, it is bewildering!"

Australia wooing 'Modern Family'


Australia wooing "Modern Family"

The Australian Tourism Board is offering to pay the bills if "Modern Family" shoots a special episode Down Under.


"Big Bang Theory" gives Mayim Bialik and Melissa Rauch a raise

As contract negotiations for the rest of the cast commences, the two actresses are getting a pay bump -- at least double of the $20,000 to $30,000 an episode they were making.


Danica Patrick: Awards show host

The NASCAR star will co-host the American Country Awards with Trace Adkins.


"Grey's Anatomy" offers sneak peek at the season premiere
Does this nearly two-minute reveal who dies?


"Ax Men" star dies in helicopter crash
Bart Colantuono was transporting logs in Oregon when his helicopter went down.