Louis CK goes off on ISIS in Twitter rant
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Louis CK goes off on ISIS in Twitter rant

McDonald’s to Billy Eichner: 'Can’t wait to see you!'

Louis CK goes off on ISIS in Twitter rant
"Oh, f*ck you, ISIS,” the comedian said in the first in a series of tweets. "Sincerely please f*ck each other in the mouth with forks. You're 7 year old boys. You're stupid. You suck.”


McDonald’s to Billy Eichner: “Can’t wait to see you!”
“Oh, and bring Elena!” the McDonald’s Twitter account tweeted to Eichner amid his rant accusing Burger King of ripping him off. PLUS: Seth Rogen and other celebs side with Eichner against Burger King.


“Mulaney” sees a slight rise in Week 2, while ABC’s dramas slip
“The Simpsons” and “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” also saw big football-related gains in viewership last night.


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Katie Holmes will reprise her Jackie Kennedy role in 'The Kennedys – After Camelot'
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Katie Holmes will reprise her Jackie Kennedy role in 'The Kennedys – After Camelot'

Billy Eichner accuses Burger King of ripping him off

Katie Holmes will reprise her Jackie Kennedy role in "The Kennedys – After Camelot”
ReelzChannel is following up on its 2011 “The Kennedys” miniseries with a four-episode follow-up based on the book “After Camelot, which documents the Kennedys from Robert F. Kennedy’s assassination in 1968 to the present. Holmes will also serve as an executive producer while directing one of the episodes.


Billy Eichner accuses Burger King of ripping him off
A new Burger King ad features a guy on a street yelling at people, which prompted a Twitter tirade from Eichner on Sunday night: "Hey @BurgerKing-thanks for stealing my act for ur new commercial!! Except its not as funny & everyone knows u stole it. GET YOUR OWN IDEAS."


“SNL” ties its lowest-ever demo ratings with Bill Hader
Last week’s episode was down from one-tenth from the Sarah Silverman episode. PLUS: Watch the unaired Coal Miners sketch, and "SNL" had a great episode despite a terrible cold open.


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'SNL' pays tribute to Jan Hooks with 'Love is But A Dream'
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'SNL' pays tribute to Jan Hooks with 'Love is But A Dream'

Check out Netflix’s 'Daredevil' in his black costume

“SNL” pays tribute to Jan Hooks
“Saturday Night Live” paid tribute to the late Hooks twice on Saturday: First in primetime, in a 1990 “Vintage SNL” episode hosted by Alec Baldwin. That was followed by a tribute by Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig during the live show, featuring a re-airing of the famous “Love is But a Dream” short film that co-starred the late Phil Hartman. Wiig called Hooks “one of the best there ever was and her influence is clear in everyone of us who’s been here since."


“SNL” confirms Jim Carrey as host with musical guest Iggy Azalea
Carrey, who returns to “SNL” on Oct. 25, previously hosted in 1996 and 2011.


“SNL” brings back Stefon to mock "MTV’s Dan Cortese" — Cortese responds
For the first time, Stefon appeared on Weekend Update without Seth Meyers, who was performing in Las Vegas. Stefon repeatedly name-dropped Cortese, who quickly responded on Twitter: "Yo @nbcsnl & #stefon I would've responded sooner but me & Winger are killin' it #Rocknjock style at Hooters in Cleveland! See u next week!" PLUS: "SNL" spoofs "Hollywood Game Night," and the puppet sketch's return was thanks to Howard Stern.


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'Archer' has quietly dumped 'ISIS' as the name of its spy agency
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'Archer' has quietly dumped 'ISIS' as the name of its spy agency

'Cristela' has a strong debut, Starz renews 'Black Sails'

“Archer” has quietly dumped “ISIS” as the name of its spy agency
Due to recent events, the creators of the FX series have decided to drop the ISIS name, which stood for International Secret Intelligence Service. “We quietly did,” creator Adam Reed tells The Daily Beast. “We were waiting for it to go away—at least I was. Back in Season 5, FX said, ‘This might be a thing,’ and I thought, ‘Maybe it won’t be? Maybe it’ll be the mole that I’m gonna ignore and nothing will happen.’ We got sort of lucky and could organically make a merger with the CIA, so we went back and retroactively painted out the ISIS logos in parts of the show, and we just don’t talk about it in dialogue.”


Starz renews “Black Sails"
The pirate drama will be back for a 3rd season.


“Cristela” has a strong debut
Cristela Alonzo’s ABC sitcom premiered to 6.6 million, making it the 2nd-best sitcom debut of the season, behind “Black-ish.”


Nora Dunn pays tribute to her "SNL" co-star Jan Hooks
Dunn writes of her fellow Sweeney Sister, "She and I spent an evening with George Harrison in Lorne's office one night, drinking wine and playing records and listening to one of the Beatles, who was engaging and prolific, I remember her saying afterwards, 'Did that really happen?' And I hear myself saying that now, as I read this piece. Did it?”

'The Walking Dead' boss: 'We're trying not to be the 'character death show’'
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'The Walking Dead' boss: 'We're trying not to be the 'character death show’'

ABC: Yes, Nielsen's ratings error benefitted us

“The Walking Dead” boss: "We're trying not to be the 'character death show’"
As Season 5 begins, showrunner Scott M. Gimple and creator Robert Kirkman want to emphasize that they don’t set out to kill characters. "We don't want to play it as like a tool in our tool chest or something that's some part of story rhythm,” says Gimple. Adds Kirkman: "No one in the writers' room is ever sitting around saying, 'We haven't killed someone in a while. We really need to kill someone.' It all comes  from story and if we ever decided that the story merited absolutely no characters deaths whatsoever in a season, we would definitely do that.”  PLUS: Expect a grisly season premiere, everything you need to know as Season 5 kicks off, the season premiere is “a dazzling adrenaline rush filled with suspense, righteous violence and, before it’s all over, genuine emotion,” and this is “The Walking Dead” at its best.


ABC: Yes, Nielsen's ratings error benefitted us
While Nielsen downplayed the error, an ABC exec confirmed to the NY Times that it had resulted in added viewers to the network.


“Guardians of the Galaxy”: Watch a preview of Disney XD’s animated series
New York Comic-Con showed a nearly one-minute clip of test footage from the upcoming series.


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A Charlotte Warehouse is holding a “Homeland” sale
Saturday’s sale will feature a ton of stuff, from chairs to desks to toilets. The props are no longer being used since the Showtime series relocated to South Africa.

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CBS cancels 'Unforgettable' for 2nd time
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CBS cancels 'Unforgettable' for 2nd time

Series was initially canceled following the 2011-12 season

CBS cancels “Unforgettable” for 2nd time
The Poppy Montgomery procedural drama won’t be brought back after a three-season run, two of which came after it was initially canceled following the 2011-12 season. “Unforgettable” was revived last year as a summer series.

John Hughes and John Candy families object to ABC's 'Uncle Buck' reboot
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John Hughes and John Candy families object to ABC's 'Uncle Buck' reboot

Check out the 'Guardians of the Galaxy' animated TV show, which debuts on Disney XD in 2015

John Hughes, John Candy families object to ABC's 'Uncle Buck' reboot
The families released a joint statement expressing “disappointment” that they weren’t notified in advance. The statement also notes that John Hughes didn’t approve of CBS’ failed 1990 “Uncle Buck” sitcom.


Check out the “Guardians of the Galaxy” animated TV show, which debuts on Disney XD in 2015
Disney XD hopes that between “Star Wars Rebels” and the “Guardians” TV series, it’ll get its first hit. “I don’t think we have yet found our defining show,” says Gary Marsh, president of Disney Channels Worldwide.


Adult Swim’s “Rick & Morty” is getting the comic book treatment
Dan Harmon’s animated series will be released as a monthly comic book starting early next year.

Starz renews LeBron James’ 'Survivor’s Remorse' after 1 episode
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Starz renews LeBron James’ 'Survivor’s Remorse' after 1 episode

Is this proof Bill Hader will bring back Stefon to 'SNL' this weekend?

Starz renews LeBron James’ “Survivor’s Remorse” after 1 episode
Despite only 203,000 viewers watching last week’s series premiere, the pro basketball comedy will be back for a 2nd season.


Kathy Griffin admits she’s had informal talks to replace Joan Rivers on E!’s “Fashion Police"
“I can tell you that I hope they continue the tradition of my good friend and have someone lead the show with a fearless brand of comedy,” she says.


Is this proof Bill Hader will bring back Stefon to “SNL” this weekend?
“Mulaney” star and Stefon co-creator John Mulaney tweeted this morning an image of him Skyping with Hader. Were they hammering out some Stefon lines?


NBC promoting “Marry Me” with a real-life musical proposal
Watch "Bret's Cafe Lip-Dub Proposal.”

'The Daily Show' hires 2 standup comedians
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'The Daily Show' hires 2 standup comedians

Animal planet developing a scripted live-action zombie animal drama

“The Daily Show” hires 2 standup comedians
Following the departure of Michael Che, “The Daily Show” will introduce two new comedians in the coming months. “Stand Up Planet” host Hasan Minhaj (pictured at left), who’s appeared on Netflix's “Arrested Development,” joins in November as a correspondent. South African comedian Trevor Noah will make his debut in December as a contributor.


Animal planet developing a scripted live-action zombie animal drama
“The Other Dead,” based on the graphic novel, will take place during the “next Hurricane Katrina” where unrelenting storms causes the rise of undead animals.


Nielsen admits to a glitch that has skewed ratings since March
There is speculation that the “small error” may have benefitted ABC. PLUS: What does this all mean?


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Tom Hanks and Tim Allen will reprise their roles in 'Toy Story That Time Forgot'
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Tom Hanks and Tim Allen will reprise their roles in 'Toy Story That Time Forgot'

Jan Hooks was a reminder of why 'SNL' is at its best as a live show

Tom Hanks and Tim Allen will reprise their roles in "Toy Story That Time Forgot”
For the 2nd Pixar TV special, airing Dec. 2, the gang will need the help of Trixie the triceratops as it faces a group of “dangerously delusional” action figures.


Jan Hooks was a reminder of why “SNL” is at its best as a live show
With the increasing focus on taped sketch shows like "Key & Peele,” “Portlandia" and "Inside Amy Schumer,” Hooks is a "reminder of what ‘SNL' could be at its best—a live show capable of becoming and taking on anything, depending on what the week calls for,” says James Poniewozik. "And for that, you need players like Hooks: versatile, game live performers who can disappear into a role. Performers like her are a kind of human special effect, creating the canvas on which the show replicates the world.” PLUS: "She was totally amazing as a sketch player," says Kevin Nealon.


Cable channels are starting to suffer from “cord-shaving”
The biggest cable channels are seeing a “troubling trend”: Cable subscribers are opting for skinnier bundles of channels.


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