Amber Tamblyn joins 'Two and Half Men' as Charlie's long-lost lesbian daughter


Amber Tamblyn joins "Two and Half Men" as Charlie's long-lost lesbian daughter
"She’s somewhat of a chip off the old block," Chuck Lorre says of Tamblyn's character Jenny, who shows up in the season premiere.


"CSI" to host a "Cheers" reunion when John Ratzenberger guest-stars
Ratzenberger will get to play opposite Ted Danson in his guest appearance.


Shonda Rhimes' next TV project: A Miami detective drama
ABC is interested in a cop drama about a pair of detectives, one male and one female. PLUS: Rhimes plans to binge-watch "The Wire" soon.


PBS is up dramatically in key 18-34 demo thanks to "Downton" and remixed Mr. Rogers

PBS has been able to attract younger viewers without dumbing down its programming.


An "Exorcist" TV series may be in the works

A drama project based on the book and movie is being shopped around to cable and broadcast networks.


Jordana Spiro joins FX's "Tyrant"
She'll play Justin Kirk's wife on the drama project from the creators of "Homeland."


Jennifer Aniston starred on 4 TV comedies before "Friends"
Here's a look back at her past on such shows as "Ferris Bueller" to the sketch show "The Edge."


Watch another "American Horror Story" tease
"Pins & Needles."


CMT orders "Tattoo Titans" and a reality show for "The Voice's" Cassadee Pope

Also, "Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders" has been renewed.


Will "Sons of Anarchy" have a happy ending?

"No," says Kurt Sutter, "but I do think that there will be something hopeful about the way it ends."


Chelsea Handler learns her grandfather served under Hitler
The comedienne, who is Jewish, learned the news on "Who Do You Think You Are?"


BET facing a transgender discrimination lawsuit from B. Scott
Scott claims he was told to wear men's clothing.


Which "Walking Dead" Season 3 finale scenes were reshot months later?

"Originally, the beating scene that started the episode wasn't there," says Dallas Roberts.


PBS hopes "Superheroes" documentary will woo the Comic-Con crowd
The film about the history of comic book superheroes was promoted today at TCAs.


Check out Zach Gilford & Kiele Sanchez's wedding photos
The "Friday Night Lights" star married "The Glades" star in December.


Conan O'Brien launches a monologue joke database
The giant database only goes back to the start of "Conan" in 2010. PLUS: Read a history of Conan sketches.


Goodbye to the groundbreaking "Skins"
The teen drama exited this week after seven seasons.


The best reality shows: Skill-based contests?

Why shows like "Project Runway" have proven superior in the reality genre.


Lucille Ball's "I Love Lucy" dress sells for $168,000

The polka-dotted dress was expected to draw about $60,000.


Now you can buy "Downton Abbey"-inspired paint

In two shades of grey -- Empire Grey and Amber Grey. PLUS: Michelle Dockery on her "Downton" future.


Watch the trailer for Showtime's "Sunset Strip"
The documentary on Sunset Blvd's rock and roll stretch debuts Aug. 16.


BBC America's "Broadchurch" is terrific, but are viewers starting to experience "murder fatigue"?
The eight-part drama about the murder of a child, which begins tonight, is reminiscent of recent shows like "The Killing" and "The Bridge." PLUS: "Broadchurch" is perfect -- the anti-"Killing."

MTV really did threaten to cut Daft Punk from VMAs if the band appeared on "Colbert"


MTV really did threaten to cut Daft Punk from VMAs if the band appeared on "Colbert"
Thanks to the MTV threats, Daft Punk pulled out of its "Colbert Report" on Monday, reports the NY Times, which details the "intense" negotiations between Comedy Central and MTV, both of which are owned by Viacom.


"Duck Dynasty" stars to make their acting debut on "Last Man Standing"

Si and Willie Robertson will appear in the season premiere.


"Mindy Project" nabs Glenn Howerton
The "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" star will woo Mindy.


Tom Sizemore joins "The Red Road" on Sundance Channel

He'll co-star with Julianne Nicholson in a drama about a cop and his family.

VH1 gives LeAnn Rimes & Eddie Cibrian a reality show


VH1 gives LeAnn Rimes & Eddie Cibrian a reality show

"LeAnn & Eddie" promises to "bring the truth and make fun of all the gossip."


Discovery insists it had nothing to do with the dead shark on a NYC subway train

Some have speculated that the shark was a Shark Week stunt.


CBS orders Steven Spielberg's "Extent" in hopes of getting another "Under the Dome"

The 13-episodes sci-fi series airing next summer revolves around a female astronaut who has a half-alien baby and a robot son.


TCM launching a classic film NYC bus tour
The NYC sightseeing buss tour will include such landmarks as the Empire State Building from "King Kong" and Grand Central Station from "North by Northwest."


Rachael Harris will play Chris Meloni's wife on "Surviving Jack"
She'll star in the Fox comedy pilot from Bill Lawrence.


Ali Fedotowsky is leaving "1st Look" for E! News
The former "Bachelorette" will become a correspondent for E! News. But she's taped enough "1st Look" episodes to last through the end of the year.


Bravo passes on a "Heathers" TV show
A TV series based on the 1989 Winona Ryder film has been talked about for four years.


Roma Maffia to visit "NCIS"

The "Nip/Tuck" alum will play a character who has history with Gibbs.


Jeffrey Tambor joins another Amazon comedy pilot in transgender role

His "Onion News Empire" pilot was rejected (but may land elsewhere), so he'll appear   in "Transparent."


Fox buys "Stuck" comedy from Rashida Jones
The "Parks and Rec" star will produce, but not star in, the comedy about a woman stuck in the rut.


Police investigate "Big Brother" star's child porn jokes
Cops were alerted after Spencer said, "I like to beat off to child porn."


"Hart of Dixie" books "Chuck's" Captain Awesome
Ryan McPartlin will reunite with Rachel Bilson the CW series.

'NCIS' won't kill off Cote de Pablo's character


"NCIS" won't kill off Cote de Pablo's character
"It's not what this character deserves," exec producer Gary Glasberg says of Ziva. He also pointed out that another female character, Sasha Alexander’s Kate, was already killed off in Season 2.


Paul Reubens: Pee-wee Herman will make a TV comeback in 2014
Reubens wouldn't offer details in an interview with the L.A. Times, but the new show likely won't be an update on "Pee-wee's Playhouse."


Ken Marino will star in a comedy he's making for Fox

The "Party Down" alum has signed a deal for a husband-and-wife business comedy.


With the president as his guest, Jay Leno doesn't hold back on Obama jokes
"The Tonight Show" host reeled off several Obama jokes during last night's monologue.


"Big Brother" expands its jury
It'll be the largest ever this season, with nine members instead of seven.


Stephen Colbert urges Emmy voters to vote for his rivals
"It's not about Emmy, it's about Emm-us."


Juan Pablo, the first minority "Bachelor, doesn't look all that different from his predecessors
Juan Pablo Galavis is the first "non-Caucasian" "Bachelor," but "he looks pretty much like many Bachelors before him," notes Esther Zuckerman, who adds that "Galavis is a simple solution for ABC to get some good press when it comes to 'The Bachelor' and diversity."  And Dana Schuster points out he "looks so white he could easily slip into a Mitt Romney family photo."


"Sharknado's" Tara Reid proves she's not smart about sharks

As she revealed on "Shark After Dark."


Jason Dohring headed to "Tomorrow People"

The "Veronica Mars" alum will guest on the CW series.


"Game of Thrones" as the No. 1 most-pirated show is "better than an Emmy"
That's Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes' take on the hit show's piracy popularity: "We've been dealing with this for 20, 30 years—people sharing subs, running wires down the backs of apartment buildings. Our experience is that it leads to more paying subs. I think you're right that 'Game of Thrones' is the most pirated show in the world," he says. "That's better than an Emmy."


"Boardwalk Empire" Vol. 2 soundtrack details revealed: Listen to Elvis Costello

Costello sang "It had to be You" for the HBO series.


"Captain Kangaroo's" puppeteer Cosmo Allegretti dies
Allegretti, 86, created and voiced characters like Grandfather Clock and Dancing Bear.

Jay Leno gets an Obama boost


Jay Leno gets an Obama boost
Last night's "Tonight Show" ratings were Leno's best since the last time the president visited his show.


Report: Paula Deen rejected "Dancing"

"The dance floor is not the appropriate forum for her," a source close to the former Food Network star tells Us Weekly.


"Dexter" boss on the series finale: "There will be people who hate it"
Exec producer Sara Colleton is expecting a polarizing reaction, but says, "to us, it feels right for our show and how we feel about it."


Back at work, Lea Michele tweets a photo from the "Glee" set
"Feels so good to be home," she wrote.


"Girls" adds Felicity Jones from "Spiderman 2"
Also appearing in Season 3: UK actor Richard E. Grant.


"Downton Abbey" cast talk about the future, plus P. Diddy

"The P Diddy video was certainly quite popular on the 'Downton' set," says Joanna Froggatt.


Nick Offerman does your summer reading
The "Parks and Rec" star has become a late-night staple, this time with Jimmy Kimmel.


Watch James Franco make out with James Franco

For his Comedy Central roast.


Steve Martin reads Conan's Top 10 list

Martin was "unaware" it's a Letterman bit.

MTV forces Daft Punk to cancel on Stephen Colbert for VMAs; Robin Thicke fills in


MTV forces Daft Punk to cancel on Stephen Colbert for VMAs; Robin Thicke fills in
Colbert was so ticked off at MTV he spilled the beans that Daft Punk would perform at the Video Music Awards. PLUS: Watch Colbert's epic "Get Lucky" dance party with Jimmy Fallon, "Breaking Bad," Jon Stewart,  Henry Kissinger, "America's Got Talent" and more.


Jason Priestley is writing his memoir
Priestley promises to share new details of his life on the "Beverly Hills 90210" set.


Jay Leno visits MSNBC to talk politics and his Obama interview
"He thinks the way I think," "The Tonight Show" host, in an interview with Lawrence O'Donnell, said of the president, though Leno said he's a fiscal conservative and social liberal. PLUS: Obama talked about all current news events in Leno interview.


"The Following" adds "Dexter" bad guy

Sam Underwood will become a series regular next season.


Check out "Doctor Who" fan art, created by a teenage Peter Capaldi

Capaldi was such a huge fan of "Who" growing up, he would write "numerous letters" inquiring about the show.


Justin Kirk joins FX's "Tyrant"
The "Weeds" alum will play an American diplomat in the Middle East.


Lindsay Lohan boosts "Chelsea Lately's" ratings
About 890,000 tuned in, up 57% from the previous episode with Lisa Kudrow.


Wil Wheaton slams Discovery for showing "Megalodon"
"There is nothing high quality or enlightening," he says, "about deliberately misleading your audience during what is historically an informative and awesome week of programming."


Honey Boo Boo's dad hospitalized for a mysterious brain disorder
The TLC stars have been gathered this week in Jacksonville in support of Mike "Sugar Bear" Thompson.


Amanda Righetti and Owain Yeoman are leaving "The Mentalist"
They'll exit the CBS series toward the end of the season.


Angus T. Jones sends Charlie Sheen a special birthday card

Sheen tweeted of his former "Two and a Half Men" co-star: "such a cute kid and quite the artist!"


"Breaking Bad" talk show's 1st guests: Vince Gilligan and Julie Bowen
"Talking Bad" will be hosted by Chris Hardwick. PLUS: "Breaking Bad" gets the "honest trailer" treatment.

Cote de Pablo talks about leaving 'NCIS'


Cote de Pablo talks about leaving "NCIS"
"It was not an easy decision, not one taken lightly," she tells Latina magazine.


Here's the 1st glimpse of "American Horror Story: Coven"

"There is a house in New Orleans."


Mitch Hurwitz wants Peter Serafinowicz for future "Arrested Development" episodes

Hurwitz previously worked with the British actor on "Running Wilde."


Watch Ricky Gervais as "Derek"
In the Netflix series, Gervais takes care of the elderly, though something doesn't seem right with his character.


"Supernatural" adds Tahmoh Penikett
The "Battlestar Galactica" alum will play a fallen angel.

PBS boss defends 'Downton Abbey' delay


PBS boss defends "Downton Abbey" delay

Season 4 will begin on Jan. 5, again months after the UK broadcast. The delay, says PBS chief Paula Kerger, has "actually benefited us." PLUS: Will "Sherlock" be delayed, too?, "The Bletchley Circle" will be back for Season 2.


PBS will have the first female co-anchor team
Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff have been named co-anchors of "NewsHour."


CBS to air a 2-hour special on teachers
"Teach," airing Sept. 6, will follow four exceptional teachers through an entire school year.


Peyton & Eli Manning make a rap music video for DirecTV

Check out "Football on your Phone" to promote NFL Sunday Ticket.


"NCIS" books "24" alum Leslie Hope
Her one-episode guest appearance will have "tremendous importance in the NCIS world," says "NCIS'" boss.


HBO teams with Larry Wilmore and "Awkward Black Girl" web star
Wilmore will produce "The Misadventures Of Awkward Black Girl's" Issa Rae will star in a comedy project about a modern-day black woman.


Adam Brody would like to see an "O.C." see reunion -- on stage
The 33-year-old last night said of the 10th anniversary: "It's very gratifying to be a part of something that seemed to mean something to a lot of people and be part of this story that everyone kind of invested in."


"Falling Skies" down in season finale

About 3.7 million tuned in Sunday.


"Justified" inspiration Elmore Leonard suffers a stroke

The 87-year-old author is recovering at a hospital.


Cookie Monster covers Icona Pop's "I Love It"

His version is, of course, all about cookies.

FX grabs Donald Glover for a music-themed comedy pilot -- 'Atlanta'


FX grabs Donald Glover for a music-themed comedy pilot -- "Atlanta"

The "Community" star will write, produce and star in a comedy about Atlanta's music scene. Glover grew up in Atlanta.

'The Bachelorette' finale hits an all-time low


"The Bachelorette" finale hits an all-time low
Desiree's season-ender was down 16% from last year's finale. PLUS: "Under the Dome" hits low vs. "Bachelorette."


Al Roker overslept for the 1st time, and missed "Wake Up with Al"

But Roker was able to make it on time for "Today."


"Doctor Who" writer: At least 1 black actor has turned down the Doctor role
Neil Gaiman wouldn't, however, divulge which black actor was offered the part.


Shark Week boss defends airing "Megalodon" documentary
"It's one of the most debated shark discussions of all time, can Megalodon exist today? It’s Ultimate Shark Week fantasy," says exec producer Michael Sorensen.


Oprah comments on the Paula Deen N-word controversy
"In the very first days I tried to reach her and then I decided to stay out of it as I saw it blowing up," she tells "ET." "In time she will be fine. For me, it all just felt kind of sad."


Lindsay Lohan did okay filling in on "Chelsea Lately"
Watch highlights of Lohan mocking her peers, including Kristen Stewart.


Bravo orders a "Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce" drama from Marti Noxon
The former "Buffy" producer wrote the pilot based on the "Girlfriends’ Guide…" series of books.