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.

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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.

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'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.

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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.

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'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.

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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.

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'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!"

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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.

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'Bonnie & Clyde' miniseries will air on Lifetime, A&E and History channel simultaneously


"Bonnie & Clyde" miniseries will air on Lifetime, A&E and History channel simultaneously
The four-hour, two-part miniseries has been scheduled for Dec. 8 and 9.


Emmys to mark the 50th anniversary of JFK assassination and The Beatles on Ed Sullivan
Carrie Underwood will lead a performance on Sunday marking the music of the era.


"New Girl" books Taye Diggs
He'll play a ladies' man named Artie.


Tony Soprano's wardrobe going up for auction
Included in the auction is Tony's Fila tracksuit.


"WKRP in Cincinnati" turns 35
The classic CBS sitcom debuted on Sept. 18, 1978.


Jimmy Fallon's ad breaks will feature live improv comedy promoting Lexus
The unique ad strategy will use Twitter and other social media to inspire routines that will be shown during ad breaks.


Bill Clinton to visit Letterman for the 9th time
The ex-president will sit down with Dave for the first time in two years.


Can "Mad Men" cast members keep their mouths shut for a year after filming the finale?
The series finale being filmed one year before it airs could pose problems.


ABC buys "The Bounty" from the creator of "CSI"
Anthony Zuiker's latest project revolves around a nationwide manhunt for a killer.


"American Masters" creator jumps from PBS to HBO
Susan Lacy, who launched the acclaimed "American Masters" in 1986, is a big get for HBO's documentary unit. "I've long admired her film portraits, which have been consistently stellar over the years," says Sheila Nevins, who's in charge of HBO's documentaries.


Bravo announces November premiere dates
"Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills" returns with new cast members on Nov. 4. PLUS: Watch the Season 4 Beverly Hills "Real Housewives" trailer.


Rashida Jones dating an "SNL" writer

The "Parks and Rec" star is reportedly in a relationship with fellow Harvard alum Colin Jost.


Jerry Seinfeld imagines what "Seinfeld" characters would be like today
George, he says, "would probably have a wife and kids -- very normal, suburban. And he would be tortured."


"Downton Abbey" previews Lady Mary in Season 4
"She's very much within her own grief," says Joanne Froggatt.


"American Horror Story" unveils 4 new creepy posters
Including one with Angela Bassett's eyes scratched out.

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'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' and 'Dads' do OK for Fox


"Brooklyn Nine-Nine" and "Dads" do OK for Fox
Both new Fox comedies didn't debut to big numbers, but they did improve upon their timeslots.


Netflix and FX vied for "Better Call Saul"
WGN America was also interested in the "Breaking Bad" spinoff, but Netflix really wanted it bad, according to The Hollywood Reporter, but AMC decided to go ahead with the prequel at the 11th hour.


Hulu picks up "Sherlock," "Doctor Who" and more British series

"Top Gear," "Torchwood," "Luther" and "Blackadder" will also join the online service.


Jon Stewart scorches CNN
Watch "The Daily Show" mock Monday's shooting rampage coverage. PLUS: Piers Morgan to Stewart: Worry about Jon Oliver, not CNN.


Allison Janney reenacts "The Jackal" on Arsenio Hall
Watch her perform her famous "West Wing" scene.

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