Jenna Elfman may replace Parker Posey on NBC's 'Family Guide'


Jenna Elfman may replace Parker Posey on NBC's "Family Guide"

She's in talks to join the midseason comedy.


Netflix exec slams NY Times for its negative "Arrested Development" review

Chief content officer Ted Sarandos said The Times' review was "like the equivalent of writing a review of the first 10 minutes of a movie, you’re probably not going to have a great experience."


Web show pits "Survivor" alums vs. "Big Brother" alums

The Kickstarter-funded "Reality Gamemaster" will have the reality vets competing in a game of Risk.


"Game of Thrones'" Dothraki language creator translates pop-culture phrases

"Breaking Bad's" Walter White would say: "Anha vekhikh fin mema."


Netflix plans to triple its spending on original programming

Currently, Netflix only spends less than 5% of its revenues on original shows.


Conan O'Brien: How "Breaking Bad" should end

Says Conan: "We all know that Gus Fring didn't die..."


"The League" star wants to use Kickstarter to become "super rich"

Watch Jon Lajoie's fake Kickstarter plea.


"SNL" tries UltraHD

Some of the pre-taped bits from the past few months were shot in a format with four times the data of HD.


Animal Planet renews "River Monsters"

"River Monsters" is Animal Planet's most-watched show. 

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Buzz Aldrin is adapting his 1996 sci-fi book into a TV series


Buzz Aldrin is adapting his 1996 sci-fi book into a TV series
The famed astronaut says of his alien-themed TV project, based on his book "Encounter with Tiber": "I believe that it will be better than 'Star Trek' or 'Star Wars' because it is more realistic."


Nat Geo taps Alec Baldwin to host a "Night of Exploration" programming block

He'll narrate documentaries, including one about "Crossing the Ice" in Antarctica.


One of Desiree's "Bachelorette" suitors was once charged with making a bomb threat
Brandon Andreen was fined more than $1000 after posing as an FBI agent who placed a call to a GM plant saying there was a bomb.


Steven Soderbergh: "Breaking Bad's" last 2 episodes should be shown in theaters
"I thought it would be really cool to have the final two episodes of the show as a movie that aired the Friday after the penultimate episode," says the acclaimed movie director. "You'd sell that during the season – 'See the season finale in theatres!' – and just run it for a week, but I feel like you'd clean up. It's never been done before." PLUS: Vince Gilligan doesn't expect a "Better Call Saul" spinoff to be as good as "Breaking Bad."


Matthew Perry transforms his former Malibu home into "Perry House" for sober living
Perry House (see here) aims to create a sober living experience.


Connie Britton could've been on "Girls" next season
Scheduling conflicts prevented Britton from appearing in Season 3. But she is currently filming a movie with Adam Driver.


Amy's Baking Company may get a reality show

The notorious "Kitchen Nightmares" stars are said to be entertaining several offers.


Viewers tune in for NBC's "Healing in the Heartland" tornado relief concert

The one-hour live special was Wednesday's most-watched program with 8.6 million viewers.


Wrongful death lawsuit filed over Discovery Channel helicopter crash

Producers on a military-themed reality show are being sued over the death of a cameraman.


Austin is expected to rake in $50M from "Revolution" filming
The NBC series is shifting production from North Carolina to Texas.


This week's elimination proves "The Voice" isn't only about the voice
On "The Voice," other factors matter, too, just like any other reality show.


KaDee Strickland is pregnant in real life

The former "Private Practice" star and "Roswell" alum Jason Behr are expecting their first child.


See Aaron Paul's wedding photo
Paul's "Breaking Bad" co-star Bryan Cranston was among the 250 guests at his Malibu wedding.


Watch a preview of NBC's "Camp"

Welcome to Little Otter Family Camp!

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Fox to air 4 episodes of Charlie Sheen's 'Anger Management' amid ratings decline


Fox to air 4 episodes of Charlie Sheen's "Anger Management" amid ratings decline

Starting next Monday, Fox will air two new and two old episodes of the FX comedy, which has seen its ratings fall steadily since debuting to a whopping 5.74 million viewers.


Tyler Perry delivers record ratings to OWN

"The Have and Have Nots" debuted to 1.77 million viewers, the highest-rated series premiere in OWN history. PLUS: Online petition calls on Oprah to dump Perry over his racial stereotypes.


Why Netflix's model of releasing all episodes at once is terrible: It diminishes the TV watercooler
"The current Netflix strategy," says Richard Lawson, "eliminates watercooler chat, it saps the experience of speculation, of theorizing, of cautious optimism or nervous despair. The all-at-once release does a number on conversation, essentially, and conversation seems to be a large part of why many people watch television these days."


Katie Couric recalls going on dates with Jeff Probst and Bob Saget
Katie tells Howard Stern of her date with the "Survivor" host: "I think he had puka shells on, though, that was kind of a weird thing."


Smosh, YouTube's No. 1 channel, may jump to TV

Smosh recently crossed the 10 million-subscriber mark. Now it's exploring a possible cable TV home.


NBC recasting 2 roles on "Undateable"

One actress, Briga Heelan, already had another of her pilots picked up.


Mark Feuerstein makes a "Royal Pains" rap video to catch everybody up
"We're going back to the back to the beach y'all."


Why is TV sex so unsexy?

There's plenty of sex on television these days, but much of it lacks eroticism or desire.


"Ugly Americans" canceled

The creators of the Comedy Central series used a cartoon drawing on the show's Facebook page to announce that there won't a Season 3.


Why so much "Arrested Development" hate?

The Netflix season seems to have brought out the worst in everybody. PLUS: Netflix exec says "fans love the show" despite the critics, why few people are pirating "Arrested," the Netflix season is as good as any comedy on TV nowadays, and the Netflix "Arrested' is a lesson in less is more.


Late-night demos, examined: Men love Jay Leno

In fact, Leno's biggest audience comes from older men in Middle America.



"Game of Thrones" creator George R.R. Martin's life becomes a comic book

Martin is the subject of a comic biography. PLUS: Martin is releasing a "Thrones" coffee table book.


Could "Mad Men's" Bob Benson be gay?
Matthew Weiner could be using Josh Wolk's character as a set-up for the Stonewall riots of 1969.


GQ gets Marc Maron to interview himself
"Why would you ask me that?"


"Nashville": TV's most feminist show?
Neither Rayna nor Juliette is a feminist, but the country music drama is surprisingly feminist.


College seniors recreate the "Friends" opening  credits

Check out the video from Elon University students.


Fox reality guru Mike Darnell was the Frankenstein of reality TV
The departing Fox exec made reality a permanent TV genre and was responsible for redefining the word celebrity.


"Vampire Diaries" star Candice Accola gets engaged
She plans on marrying Fray Guitarist Joe King.


Nickelodeon opens The Nick Shop

Nick's first-ever retail space has debuted inside a Toys"R"Us in Times Square.


ABC's "Dancing Fools" isn't as highbrow as "Dancing with the Stars"
The reality competition, premiering tonight, is "America's Funniest Home Videos" meets a dancing competition.

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'Two and a Half Men' adding Charlie Harper's long-lost daughter


"Two and a Half Men" adding Charlie Harper's long-lost daughter
The new female character joining the cast full-time next season will be in her late teens/early 20s.


"Big Brother: After Dark" moving to TVGN
The spinoff show will air live for two hours each night starting at midnight.


Courteney Cox finalizes divorce with David Arquette

Their marriage, which began in 1999, is officially over.


"Game of Thrones" adding 3 new major characters for Season 4

Three characters from "A Storm of Swords." PLUS: Check out HBO's "Thrones" cookies.


Is "Mad Men's" Megan doomed?
Why was she wearing the same T-shirt as Sharon Tate? PLUS: Costume designer Janie Bryant on Abe's bellbottom jeans.


Charlie Brown inspires hip-hop song

MC ScienZe samples "Peanuts" in a new song.


Watch "Workaholics" star Anders Holm address college grads

The 2003 University of Wisconsin-Madison alum addressed his alma mater.


Here are the best "Inside the Actor's Studio" moments from Episodes 1-249

James Lipton tonight celebrates the 250th episode of his Bravo series.


"Community's" Yvette Nicole Brown returning to "The Soul Man"
She'll reprise her role as Cedric the Entertainer's neighbor.


"Next Top Model's" Lisa D'Amato is pregnant

D'Amato is expecting a boy, as her sonogram reveals.


Read the BBC memo calling "Fawlty Towers" as "dire as its title"
The 1974 memo from a "comedy script editor" was, of course, ignored.


CBS tonight launches "The American Baking Competition"
Can this food competition succeed on network TV?
 

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Neil Patrick Harris to host the Emmys months after hosting the Tonys


Neil Patrick Harris to host the Emmys months after hosting the Tonys
Three months after hosting the Tonys for the 4th time, the "How I Met Your Mother" star will host the Emmys for the 2nd time, when CBS airs the TV awards show on Sept. 22. Harris last hosted the Emmys in 2009, when the awards show was last on CBS.

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Arnold Schwarzenegger sells bodybuilding drama to Showtime, featuring him in a recurring role


Arnold Schwarzenegger sells bodybuilding drama to Showtime, featuring him in a recurring role
"Pump," set in 1970s Venice Beach, revolves around a gym called Pump. The former California governor plans to recur if the drama is picked up.


Mitch Hurwitz: "Arrested Development" critics are right ... about the green screen problem
"The UNRENDERED green screen shot of Lucille and Lucille 2 was accidentally in show!," he tweeted. PLUS: Was Portia de Rossi's new face intentional?


Netflix would be "willing" to do more "Arrested Development" -- "It's been huge," says CEO
CEO Reed Hastings said this morning on CNBC: "'Arrested' is unique, because that's really up to the talent. If the talent were willing to do more, and interested in that, I'm sure we would be willing."


Adam Levine explains his "I hate my country" remark
"I obviously love my country very much and my comments last night were made purely out of frustration," "The Voice" star said today in a statement. "Being a part of The Voice, I am passionately invested in my team and want to see my artists succeed."


"Homeland" promotes new Season 3 actor Tracy Letts
He's playing Sen. Andrew Lockhart, a powerful committee chairman.

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Adam Levine's 'I hate this country' remark prompts backlash


Adam Levine's "I hate this country" remark prompts backlash
The singer muttered the comment under his breath last night during "The Voice."


Katie Couric confirms she was approached to return to "Today"
Katie tells Howard Stern that there were "cautious overtures" to her to return to the NBC morning show.


Larry King joining a cable channel funded by Russia

King's new talk show will air on RT, formerly known as Russia Today, an American-based TV channel funded by the Russian government.


Amazon greenlights 5 original shows
"Alpha House" and "Betas" will join kids shows "Annebots," "Creative Galaxy" and "Tumbleaf."


New York's PBS station creates fake reality TV show subway ads
From "Knitting Wars" to "Married to a Mime," the ad campaign is aimed at making fun of and criticizing reality shows.

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'Mermaids' sets an Animal Planet ratings record


"Mermaids" special sets an Animal Planet ratings record

"Mermaids: The New Evidence" scored 3.6 million viewers -- it topped the Puppy Bowl.


James Lipton recalls his past as a pimp

The "Actor's Studio" host admits he was a pimp in Paris in the '50s.


How the internet ruined "Arrested Development"
The internet created expectations so lofty that Mitch Hurwitz couldn't have met them. PLUS: In defense of "Arrested's" Netflix edition, and Season 4 ruined "Arrested" as a Communist utopia, "Arrested" episodes were pirated 100,000 times on the first day, and Netflix's stock drops after "Arrested' premiere.


"Mike & Molly's" tornado-delayed season finale will air Thursday

The season finale will be shown at 8:30 on Thursday.


Ex-Fox reality star to direct a reboot of the "Leprechaun" movie franchise
Zach Lipovsky was featured on the 2007 reality show "On the Lot" from Mark Burnett, Steven Spielberg and David Geffen.


Has Betty emerged as the "hero" of "Mad Men"?
As Darren Franich points out, "in a season that looks more and more like a pre-apocalyptic portrait of troubled human beings preparing to collapse in on themselves, Betty right now looks like the one character who has achieved a measure of contentment, even grace." PLUS: This has become the season of rooting against Don Draper, and why is everyone so unlikable this season?


Why do we binge-watch TV?
Is binge-watching changing our culture?


Meet "Dexter's" new neuropsychiatrist
Charlotte Rampling guest-stars this season as Dr. Evelyn Vogel.


"True Blood" music director prefers the vampire series to "Dexter"

Gary Calamar, who supervises the music of both shows, says: "It is probably my most rewarding show that I work on."


"The Glades" and "Longmire" return to bigger ratings
Both A&E series were up on last year's season premieres.


Done deal: LuAnn de Lesseps rejoins "Real Housewives"
She was the last remaining holdout from the NYC edition.


Kaley Cuoco: Travel Channel should cancel "Bizarre Foods"

The "Big Bang Theory" star tweeted: "I dnt thnk Bizarre Foods on travel,should b allowed on air.It's gross and involves animal cruelty. Dnt care if my tweet receives 'backlash'"


NBC will air "The Women's Concert for Change"," headlined by Beyonce

The London concert event will air June 2 with performances from Jennifer Lopez, Jay Z, Ellie Goulding, Florence + the Machine and others.


Presenting the worst of "The Bachelorette"

One guy immediately asked for sex, another brought his kid. PLUS: "Bachelorette" by the numbers, and ex-"Bachelorette" star Kasey Kahl avoids prison.


How are Israeli fans of "Prisoner of War" reacting to "Homeland"?
Gideon Raff, the creator of the Israeli series that inspired "Homeland," says: "The Israeli show is more of an emotional journey, a dramatic exploration of these characters." PLUS: Check out "Homeland" filming at the Charlotte Observer, and "This Week" profiles "Homeland."


Watch Mel Brooks' PBS documentary tribute

"Mel Brooks: Make a Noise" was part of the "American Masters" series.


Download Fred Armisen's "SNL" farewell song
"Ian Rubbish" recorded "It's a Lovely Day" in studio.


Mayim Bialik is officially divorced
"The Big Bang Theory" star and her husband since 2003 split houses in their settlement.


"Girls" star is struggling with her Kickstarter

Zosia Mamet is trying to fund a music video for her hipster folk band.


"Supernanny" Jo Frost returns tonight in "Family S.O.S."
The TLC reality show tries to expand on Frost's expertise.

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'Behind the Candelabra' gives HBO its best original movie ratings since 2004


"Behind the Candelabra" gives HBO its best original movie ratings since 2004

About 2.4 million viewers watched the Michael Douglas-Matt Damon film.


"Melissa & Joey" gets extra Season 3 episodes, plus a Season 4 renewal
ABC Family's renewal puts a total of 20 episodes for each season.


Did "Mad Men" creator make up Ted Chaough's "crazy" last name?
Chat + Cough?


Last season's "Community" showrunners have exited: Is that why Dan Harmon was asked back?
Exec producers David Guarascio and Moses Port have reportedly opted to move on, while Harmon may return with one of his top writers.


Oprah declares "Kelly and Michael" the "reigning" queen and king of daytime
The former queen of daytime talk made a surprise appearance this morning on "Live!"


How "Arrested Development" Season 4 explains the housing crisis

Like previous seasons, the Netflix season has a political bent.


Katie Couric recalls having a crush on Matt Lauer
"I actually had a little crush on Matt when he was the local anchor at WNBC," she tells Howard Stern, "because I thought he was so funny and so quick."


LuAnn de Lesseps: I'm close to rejoining "Real Housewives"

"If I don’t do it, I’ll miss it," she says of ending her contract standoff.

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Rob Lowe to play JFK, Ginnifer Goodwin signs on for Jackie role in 'Killing Kennedy'


Rob Lowe to play JFK, Ginnifer Goodwin signs on for Jackie role in "Killing Kennedy"

Both TV stars have signed on for the Nat Geo movie, based on the Bill O'Reilly book. PLUS: Michelle Trachtenberg will play Lee Harvey Oswald's Russian-born wife.


"The Bachelorette" has its worst-ever debut
Desiree Hartsock's season premiere was down 27% from last year.


Oops! "Smash" spells Anjelica Huston's name wrong
The series finale changed the "j" to a "g."


Why "Arrested Development" Season 4 is "a bust"
If you're disappointed by the Netflix season, here's all the changes from the Fox series that made for a show that felt different. PLUS: What happened to Portia de Rossi's face?, "Workaholics" star Adam Devine talks about his cameo, and Smithsonian tells the history of the Frozen Banana Stand.


Watch Joss Whedon tell college grads they're going to die
The Wesleyan alum returned to his alma mater to tell graduates: "What I’d like to say to all of you is that you are all going to die."


It's official: NFL Draft moving to the middle of May sweeps

Instead of late April, next year's draft will be held two weeks later than this year's, from May 8-10, where it will compete with network sweeps programming, including season finales.


"Arrested Development" was the ultimate DVR show, but few had DVRs in 2003
To get into the jokes, you needed the ability to go back and rewatch either by DVR or DVD. Which begs the question: Would "Arrested" have thrived the DVR age?


How "Inside the Actor's Studio" snagged Dave Chappelle for its 250th episode
James Lipton has become "very close" to Chappelle, especially after the comedian interviewed him for the 200th episode.


Tiffany "New York" Pollard planning a reality TV comeback
The former "Flavor of Love" and "I Love New York" star says she's shopping a reality pilot.


Morgan Spurlock's CNN series debuts June 23
The filmmaker's documentary series will delve into a particular aspect of American life.


A Sheldon Cooper mask is for sale

How scary is this "Big Bang"-inspired mask?
 

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