An Ebola TV series is in the works
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An Ebola TV series is in the works

NBC is remaking 'The IT Crowd' for 2nd time

An Ebola TV series is in the works
Producers Lynda Obst and Ridley Scott are developing a limited series for Fox TV studios based on the 1994 best-seller “The Hot Zone,” which covers the entire history of the disease. The series will also cover the current Ebola outbreak.


Maria Menounos: My car was attacked while leaving JFK airport
Someone smashed the E! host’s car window with a tire iron while she was merging onto the expressway, which at first she assumed was gunfire.


NBC is remaking “The IT Crowd" for 2nd time
Bill Lawrence is working on remaking the hit UK comedy for NBC, which remade “The It Crowd” in 2006 with Joel McHale. “The IT Crowd” is about a group of nerds stuck in the basement of a major corporation.

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'Peter Pan Live!’s' poster unveiled
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'Peter Pan Live!’s' poster unveiled

CNN staffers were captured making light of the Ebola crisis

“Peter Pan Live!’s” poster unveiled
Christopher Walken’s giant menacing face looms over a soaring Allison Williams as Peter Pan in NBC’s official poster for the Dec. 4 event. PLUS: See a behind-the-scenes photo of Walken rehearsing.


Lena Dunham got Jimmy Kimmel to portray the voice of her vagina
Kimmel participated in last night’s Dunham book event in L.A.


CNN staffers were captured making light of the Ebola crisis
See the “New Day” photo that was tweeted out — and soon deleted.


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Stephen Colbert made a cameo at today Apple event as 'chief of secrecy'
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Stephen Colbert made a cameo at today Apple event as 'chief of secrecy'

'South Park' releases full Lorde parody song, apparently sung by Sia

Stephen Colbert made a cameo at today Apple event as "chief of secrecy"
Watch Colbert complain, over the phone, about his new title.


Joan Rivers’ official cause of death released
The coroner ruled that Rivers died due to lack of oxygen to the brain.  She was sedated with Propofol when she during the botched procedure on her throat.


“South Park” releases full Lorde parody song, apparently sung by Sia
Internet sleuths figured out that the voice sounds like Sia. She was even represented on the show. Even Lorde herself says Sia was involved. PLUS: “South Park” takes on Silicon Valley’s transportation war.


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'Twin Peaks' book will reveal what happened over the past 25 years
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'Twin Peaks' book will reveal what happened over the past 25 years

'Game of Thrones' confirms it’ll break its 'no flashbacks' rule next season

“Twin Peaks” book will reveal what happened over the past 25 years
Co-creator Mark Frost is behind "The Secret Lives of Twin Peaks,” which will offer a deeper look into the original series. It’s due out in late 2015. Frost said in a statement: “This has long been a dream project of mine that will bring a whole other aspect of the world of Twin Peaks to life, for old fans and new. I couldn’t be more thrilled.”


"It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” beat most new shows last night in the demo
In fact, only four shows beat the 48-year-old rerun in demo numbers.


“Game of Thrones” confirms it’ll break its “no flashbacks” rule next season
David Benioff and D.B. Weiss announced the news this week in Spain: "Making the first season, we set a rule: No prophecies, dreams, or flashbacks. We already failed the first two, and this season we broke the third. So yes, this season will finally have flashbacks."


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CBS launches a $5.99 monthly web subscription service
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CBS launches a $5.99 monthly web subscription service

ABC orders more scripts for 'Selfie,' 'Manhattan Love Story' and 'Forever'

CBS launches a $5.99 monthly web subscription service
“CBS All Access” will let you watch CBS programming live if you live in one of 14 cities where CBS owns the local stations. It will also give you access to CBS shows on demand.


Jon Stewart and Bill O’Reilly butt heads over "white privilege"
Watch them rumble on last night's "Daily Show."


ABC orders more scripts for “Selfie,” “Manhattan Love Story” and “Forever”
That means all of ABC’s new series have received "some sort of orders,” as Deadline put it, noting that “Black-ish” and “How to Get Away with Murder” were picked up last week.


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Why picking Neil Patrick Harris as Oscar host was a smart move, despite looking like a safe choice
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Why picking Neil Patrick Harris as Oscar host was a smart move, despite looking like a safe choice

Rob Lowe to star in another NBC comedy pilot, playing a newly sober narcissist dad

Why picking Neil Patrick Harris as Oscar host was a smart move, despite looking like a safe choice
Harris is a veteran host, and veteran hosts usually do well hosting the Academy Awards. As Scott Feinberg points out, whenever the Academy has tried to think outside the box with hosts lacking hosting experience (Seth MacFarlane, James Franco and Anne Hathaway), it has always blown up in their face. "Hosting the Oscars is, we've learned, not a job that just any funny or famous person can do,” says Feinberg, who adds that Harris’ "humor is taste-tested with both the industry (he's revered by his colleagues and nobody's work as a Tonys or Emmys host has ever elicited fewer complaints in the room) and the public at-large.” PLUS: Watch Harris’ best hosting moments, and why Harris is a “meh” choice and the gig is a step back for him.


Rob Lowe to star in another NBC comedy pilot, playing a newly sober narcissist dad
The Peacock didn’t pick up his tennis sitcom “The Pro” earlier this year, yet Lowe is re-teaming with the same writers to play a father who decides to embrace fatherhood when his kids are teenagers.


HBO’s new stand-alone service: Burning questions, answered
Expect the new service to cost the same as it does for cable subscribers, about $15.


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Seth Rogen to reunite with Lisa Kudrow on 'The Comeback'
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Seth Rogen to reunite with Lisa Kudrow on 'The Comeback'

It’s about time Archie Panjabi leaves 'The Good Wife'

Seth Rogen to reunite with Lisa Kudrow on “The Comeback”
Rogen will play the fictional version of Kudrow’s antagonist “Paulie G”  on “The Comeback’s" show within a show. Kudrow and Rogen last appeared on screen together earlier this year in “Neighbors."


Will Neil Patrick Harris pave the way for Tina Fey and Amy Poehler to host the Oscars?
One thing that was perceived to hold Harris back -- besides him formerly being a CBS star — was that he had hosted too many other awards shows. But with Harris now hosting the Oscars, it can open up the prospect of the Academy Awards selecting Tina and Amy, who’ve been hosting the Oscars’ competitor, the Golden Globes.


It’s about time Archie Panjabi leaves “The Good Wife”
"Kalinda remains a kickass and reliable investigator in impressive boots,” says Willa Paskin, "but it has been a long time since we saw her do anything besides track down impossible information and sexually appeal to everyone she encounters, of either gender. Six seasons in, it’s easy to imagine that an actress might be looking for something meatier to play than 'low-burn smoldering.’” PLUS: Season 4 was when Kalinda started becoming less interesting, and how should Kalinda exit?


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Neil Patrick Harris to host the Oscars

Neil Patrick Harris to host the Oscars

'Bewitched' is also getting a remake

Neil Patrick Harris to host the Oscars
After twice hosting the Emmys and hosting the Tony Awards four times, Harris will finally host the Academy Awards. “We are thrilled to have Neil host the Oscars,” say producers Neil Meron and Craig Zadan in a statement. “We have known him his entire adult life, and we have watched him explode as a great performer in feature films, television and stage.  To work with him on the Oscars is the perfect storm, all of his resources and talent coming together on a global stage.” PLUS: Watch Harris check it off his bucket list.


“Bewitched” is also getting a remake
The 1960s comedy, which turned 50 last month, is the latest old project to get a remake. “The Vow” writers Abby Kohn and Marc Silverstein plan to create modern take on “Bewitched” with the help of Sony Pictures TV. “Bewitched” was already made a failed movie in 2005 with Nicole Kidman and Will Ferrell.

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Archie Panjabi is leaving 'The Good Wife' to star in her own TV show
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Archie Panjabi is leaving 'The Good Wife' to star in her own TV show

NBC scraps 'Mission Control' starring Krysten Ritter

Archie Panjabi is leaving “The Good Wife" to star in her own TV show
Kalinda will exit at the end of the season so that Panjabi could pursue her own TV series. Panjabi has signed a deal with 20th Century Fox TV to star in her own drama pilot sometime in 2015.


NBC scraps “Mission Control” starring Krysten Ritter
The ‘60s-set midseason workplace comedy starring Ritter as a strong woman who butts head at NASA with an astronaut amid the race to the moon won’t air due to casting issues. “Mission Control’s” producers included Will Ferrell, Adam McKay and “It’s Always Sunny’s” David Hornsby.


“The Facts of Life” alum Mindy Cohn to visit “Bones”
She’ll play Daisy’s "New Age-focused doula."


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'Friends' is coming to Netflix on New Year’s Day
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'Friends' is coming to Netflix on New Year’s Day

'Breaking Bad' car wash is being used in a New Mexico political ad voiced by 'Gomie'

“Friends” is coming to Netflix on New Year’s Day
In announcing that all 10 seasons will be on Netflix starting on Jan 1, 2015, Netflix released a special music video featuring Gunther and The Rembrandts.


How big a game-changer is HBO’s standalone service?
"HBO may just have unleashed the dragon,” as James Poniewozik put it, for an a la carte paradise where viewers could choose the programming they want without costly cable packages.


“Breaking Bad” car wash is being used in a New Mexico political ad voiced by “Gomie”
Steve Michael Quezada has lent his voice to a state auditor race.


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