'Lost in Space' is getting a reboot
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'Lost in Space' is getting a reboot

Kevin Nealon mourns Jan Hooks — 'My girlfriend in the 80’s and my friend forever, Janners'

“Lost in Space” is getting a reboot
A remake of the Irwin Allen’s 1965 cult TV classic about a family sent to colonize deep space is in the works, thanks to Legendary TV.


Kevin Nealon mourns Jan Hooks — “My girlfriend in the 80’s and my friend forever, Janners”
Nealon and Hooks were dating when they each auditioned for “SNL" in 1986. "My girlfriend in the 80’s and my friend forever, Janners," Nealon tweeted tonight. "God, were you talented. Too soon and too sad.” PLUS: Jan Hooks was one of the “glue guys” and one of the most underrated “SNL” performers, Hooks helped “SNL” recover from its disastrous years, she helped pave the way for “SNL’s” female renaissance, watch some of her classic "SNL" sketches, Seth MacFarlane calls her one of “SNL’s” funniest-ever cast members, and watch Hooks and Phil Hartman in their memorable “Love is a Dream” sketch.


AMC is giving up reality shows to focus on dramas, but “Talking Dead” and “Comic Book Men” will continue
“Game of Arms” will shut down production immediately on Season 2, and any other unscripted show in development will be discontinued as part of AMC’s new mission. “Scripted originals are at the core of the AMC brand,” AMC said in a statement.


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Report: Katy Perry to play Super Bowl halftime
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Report: Katy Perry to play Super Bowl halftime

Report: Katy Perry to play Super Bowl halftime
On Saturday, Perry said on ESPN’s “College Gameday” she would be "honored" to perform the halftime show, but “I’m not the kind of girl that would pay to play the Super Bowl.” Page Six tonight is reporting, based on a source, that “a deal is being hammered out for Katy to play the Super Bowl,” but there are no details if the NFL will go ahead with its plan to have artists pay to play. UPDATE: Billboard and Variety confirm that Katy Perry will indeed be the next Super Bowl halftime performer.

'Workaholics' books Ben Stiller
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'Workaholics' books Ben Stiller

ABC gives full-season orders to 'How to Get Away with Murder' and 'Black-ish'

“Workaholics" books Ben Stiller
Stiller will play a landlord named Del on the 3rd episode of the new season.


ABC gives full-season orders to “How to Get Away with Murder” and “Black-ish”
They become the first new shows of the season to be given full seasons.


“Parenthood” bringing back Jason Ritter
Sarah Braverman will reunite with her ex on Episode 9.


Malin Akerman and Tom Arnold join a Yahoo sitcom
“Sin City Saints,” a comedy about Las Vegas’ brand-new pro basketball franchise will feature Akerman as an assistant to the league commissioner and Arnold as a private casino host.

'SNL' alum Jan Hooks dies at 57
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'SNL' alum Jan Hooks dies at 57

Lori Petty will have a 'major arc' on Season 3 of 'OITNB'

“SNL” alum Jan Hooks dies at 57
Hooks, a Groundlings vet who starred on “Saturday Night Live” from 1986 to 1991, died Thursday of a serious illness, TMZ reports. Hooks was an Alamo tour guide on “Pee-wee’s Big Adventure” cast, a star of "Designing Women" and also played Jenna Maroney’s mom on “30 Rock.” PLUS: Watch Hooks sing to a monkey on “SNL."


Lori Petty will have a “major arc” on Season 3 of “OITNB”
Petty spoke recently about filming on the 3rd season at Litchfield.


Former MTV “Bully Beatdown” host is live-tweeting his standoff with police
MMA artist Jason “Mayhem” Miller, who has a warrant out for his arrest, is barricaded in his Mission Viejo home. He’s being accused of domestic violence and stalking.


Syfy’s “12 Monkeys” gets a premiere date
The drama based on the 1995 Bruce Willis-Brad Pitt film will debut on Jan. 16.

A “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs” TV series is in the works
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A “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs” TV series is in the works

'American Horror Story' returns to record ratings with 'Freak Show'

A “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs” TV series is in the works
"Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs: The Series” is being developed by DHX Media and Sony Pictures Animation based on the hit film series. According to Entertainment Weekly, the TV version will "chronicle the high school years of eccentric young scientist Flint Lockwood.” But there’s no word on if any of the movie’s stars, including Bill Hader, will reprise their roles for the TV series.


“American Horror Story” returns to record ratings with "Freak Show"
About 6.127 million viewers tuned in to the “Freak Show” premiere, marking the 3rd straight year that “AHS” has returned to bigger ratings.


Lorde calls “South Park” spoofing her “weird and cool”
"i have officially been the subject of 2 south park episodes and that is weird and cool,” the singer tweeted, adding: "i don't actually watch south park but from what i can tell sia was involved and someone's mum said something really nice about me.. score!”


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Scott Foley reteams with Shonda Rhimes on an ABC marriage comedy
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Scott Foley reteams with Shonda Rhimes on an ABC marriage comedy

CBS renews 'Under the Dome' and 'Extant,' cancels 'Reckless'

Scott Foley reteams with Shonda Rhimes on an ABC marriage comedy
Foley will join Rhimes, Betsy Beers and former “Alias” star Greg Grunberg in writing and producing “To Max & Paige,” a sitcom taking place over the course of an entire rehearsal dinner. The project marks Rhimes' first foray into sitcoms.


CBS renews “Under the Dome” and “Extant,” cancels “Reckless”
Of the three summer series, “Under the Dome” averaged 11 million viewers in its 2nd season, “Extant” drew 5.4 and freshman drama “Reckless” had about 4 million.


"Survivor's" John Rocker: I had 2 choices -- either look like a wimp or look like an as*hole
Rocker says he what the cameras didn’t show was him being trash-talked by Nathalie: "So now I've got a choice: Either sit there and look like a big wimp for getting dog-cussed by a woman and just taking it, or fire back and look like an assh--e. So, I chose to look like an assh—e."


CNN calls Piers Morgan "sad" for constantly sniping at Anderson Cooper
CNN points out that Cooper had bigger ratings leading in and leading out of Piers Morgan’s primetime show.

ABC to air 'Star Wars Rebels' with special visit from Darth Vader voiced by James Earl Jones
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ABC to air 'Star Wars Rebels' with special visit from Darth Vader voiced by James Earl Jones

Amazon renews 'Transparent' for Season 2

ABC will air “Star Wars Rebels” with a special visit from Darth Vader, as voiced by James Earl Jones
ABC’s special airing Oct. 26 of Disney XD's "Star Wars Rebels: Spark Of Rebellion” movie will contain a bonus scene featuring Darth Vader. “We wanted to do something special for the ABC broadcast,” says exec producer Dave Filoni. “We’ve added a scene which gives audiences insight into the Inquisitor and includes a cameo by Darth Vader.”


Amazon renews “Transparent” for Season 2
Amazon wouldn’t release viewing figures, but they were apparently enough to warrant renewal.


“South Park” mocked Spin magazine this week for being outraged over last week’s episode
After last week’s episode aired, Spin writer Brennan Carey expressed outrage that Stan’s dad dressed as Lorde (“Has Lorde ever really done anything all that worthy of drawing the cartoon creators' ire?,” he wrote). So in this week’s episode, “South Park” was visited by Spin reporter "Brandon Carlile” who was investigating whether Lorde was in fact a 45-year-old man.


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Jon Stewart as 'Meet the Press' host would’ve been a terrible idea — unless 'Daily Show' was on Sunday
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Jon Stewart as 'Meet the Press' host would’ve been a terrible idea — unless 'Daily Show' was on Sunday

Will UP TV ever resume showing '7th Heaven' reruns?

Jon Stewart as “Meet the Press” host would’ve been a terrible idea — unless he did “The Daily Show” on Sunday
Jon Stewart is "a supplement, a commentator, throwing stinkbombs in from the outside,” says James Poniewozik. "To put him in that Beltway-priest, neutral-insider role would have been a joke, and not the ha-ha kind. On the other hand, if NBC were hiring Stewart to replace not just David Gregory, but the idea of 'Meet the Press' itself–to create, if not a copy, 'The Daily Show,' a seriously funny issues show with a point of view and an adversarial attitude that would roast not just the guests, but the culture of Washington–now that could have been something.” PLUS: Jon Stewart is a terrible interviewer who would’ve been a terrible host, Stewart’s agent wouldn’t deny the "Meet the Press' report, and Chuck Todd reacts to the news of his job almost going to Stewart.


Will UP TV ever resume showing “7th Heaven” reruns?
"Too early to say,” says UP’s president and CEO, Charley Humbard, of the Stephen Collin's sexual abuse scandal. He says when it’s time to make a decision, the network will "weigh in on three things: what are the allegations of the case, what do viewers want, and what do they think?” PLUS: LAPD talks about its 2012 investigation into a claim Collins abused a relative, Collins called then-17-year-old Jessica Biel's racy photoshoot "child pornography," and divorce documents reveal Collins' TV salary — $7,682 for “Scandal."


Shonda Rhimes has a "no as*holes" policy: "There are no Heigls in this situation”
In her Hollywood Reporter profile, Rhimes says she’s learned to avoid people like Katherine Heigl on set.” I don't put up with bullsh*t or nasty people. I don't have time for it,” she says. PLUS: Rhimes says “Buffy” helped her rediscover TV.


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Report: NBC tried to get Jon Stewart to host 'Meet the Press'
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Report: NBC tried to get Jon Stewart to host 'Meet the Press'

Source says 'They were ready to back the Brink's truck up'

Report: NBC tried to get Jon Stewart to host “Meet the Press”
New York Magazine reports that before naming Chuck Todd as host, "NBC News president Deborah Turness held negotiations with Jon Stewart about hosting 'Meet the Press.’” A source adds: "They were ready to back the Brink's truck up" for "The Daily Show" host. Asked about the report, NBC News declined comment.

'Scandal' cuts Stephen Collins from an upcoming episode
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'Scandal' cuts Stephen Collins from an upcoming episode

Showtime lands the 'In the Heat of the Night' remake

“Scandal” cuts Stephen Collins from an upcoming episode
The “7th Heaven” actor, who’s in the midst of child molestation allegations, reprised his Season 2 role as anchorman Reed Wallace for an upcoming episode. But in wake of this week’s allegations, an ABC rep tells Buzzfeed: “We can confirm that we will not be airing any footage with Stephen Collins.”


Showtime lands the “In the Heat of the Night” remake
The 1967 film that was already turned into a TV series from 1988 to 1995 is poised to get another remake from the “Fargo” producing team and the writer and director of “The Help.” The new “In the Heat of the Night” is described as "an exploration of character and race set in modern-day Mississippi.”


LeBron James’ Starz comedy “Survivor’s Remorse” has a weak debut
Just 203,000 checked out the “NBA Entourage”-like series.