E! extends Giuliana Rancic for 2 more years

E! extends Giuliana Rancic for 2 more years
Rancic will continue in her role as E! News anchor, plus she’ll continue doing her various other E! shows.


Facebook’s mobile app can now recognize TV shows playing nearby
The app can recognize a TV show within 15 seconds, allowing users to tell their Facebook friends what they’re watching — without spoilers.


“Dancing’s” Len Goodman: “Hopefully” I’ll be back next season
Goodman, whose contract is up, said during the show, "This might be my last season, and if it is, I couldn't wish for a better dance to watch to finish up with.” Backstage, though, Goodman said when a PA told him he wished he’d be back, responded: “Hopefully I will.” PLUS: Maksim has not decided if he’ll return.


Watch the trailer for the Roger Ebert documentary
“Life Itself” premieres on video on demand and in theaters on July 4.


“Mad Men’s” James Wolk responds to the fake “Benson” spinoff
He also talked about juggling this week’s episode while working on “The Crazy Ones.”


Ex-“Idol” finalist has been an “Idol” backup singer all season
Season 8’s Allison Iraheta has been spending all season singing backup for Rickey Minor’s band. "This guy has been paying my rent,” she says. PLUS: Tonight’s finale will feature all judges performing together for the first time.

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Bill Hader is coming to HBO

Bill Hader is coming to HBO
The “SNL” alum has signed an exclusive deal to create and star in his own HBO series.

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'I Wanna Marry Harry' bombs

“I Wanna Marry Harry” bombs
Just 2.1 million viewers watched the fake Prince Harry reality show. PLUS: “The Voice” hits a finale low, while “Dancing” was down.


“The Shield’s” Michael Jace and his family were considered “The Huxtables on the block”
Neighbors say they are shocked by the events that took place on Monday night.


“Sharknado 2” will debut worldwide within the same day
Syfy will roll out the “Sharknado” sequel in 86 countries within 24 hours of the U.S. premiere.


Glenn Howerton had “a lot of fun” filming last night’s “Fargo”
Last night’s episode fulfilled a childhood dream.


HBO shows hit Amazon Prime
“The Sopranos,” “Boardwalk Empire” and “True Blood” are among the offerings now available.


Jon Stewart rails against Philly food
Watch “The Daily Show” host melt down over Ryne Samberg’s claim he got food poisoning from Shake Shack.

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HBO, Jessica Chastain shoot down 'True Detective' report

HBO, Jessica Chastain shoot down “True Detective” report
Chastain’s reps say she’s not doing the series, while HBO says she was never offered the role.


“Community’s” Gillian Jacobs joins “Girls”
She’ll recur in Season 4, starting with Episode 5, as a character named Mimi-Rose in an episode titled “Mimi-Rose.”


Chris Bukowski: “The Bachelorette” staged my “surprise” appearance
"They made it seem like they didn't know I was coming, but they knew,” he tells TMZ.


Report: Rachel Bilson is pregnant
The “Hart of Dixie” star is expecting her first child with boyfriend Hayden Christensen, according to Us Weekly.


Stephen Colbert grills “Mad Men’s” Matthew Weiner
Is he ending the AMC series because he’s afraid of ‘70s fashion?


Conan O’Brien takes a samurai sword to the gut
Watch his fake stabbing.


Seth Meyers apologizes for his ‘90s hair
And his ‘90s goatee.

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Report: 'True Detective' wants Jessica Chastain

Report: "True Detective" wants Jessica Chastain
According to The Nerdist, Chastain has been offered leading role in Season 2.

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'I Wanna Marry Harry' is eerily similar to 'Joe Millionaire' — without the sense of shame

“I Wanna Marry Harry” is eerily similar to “Joe Millionaire” — without the sense of shame
The original “Joe Millionaire,” says James Poniewozik, "was edited as a reality comedy, but there was a thread of darkness to it, with its night-vision spy cameras and ominous music. It was meant to be titillating, obviously, but the framing at least carried the suggestion that a viewer might see something, well, wrong here. ‘Harry,' judging by its first episode, has no such pangs. It’s a product made for an audience inured by a decade of reality shows to duplicitous gimmicks and contrived catfights. Its tone, visuals, and scoring are light, because, hey, it’s just entertainment and these ladies all signed up for a reality show, and whatevs, right?” PLUS: “Prince Harry” had to attend “Royal School,” and this really is no different from “The Bachelor."


Check out “True Blood’s” final season poster
“Goodbyes Suck."


“Veep” attacked by "Citizens Against Selina Meyer”
The HBO series has spawned its out super PAC.PLUS: Selina Meyer has perfected the art of rage.


Is Louis CK actually making a “Louie” TV movie?
The six-part “Elevator” arc may be Louis CK’s attempt to do a Woody Allen-style dramedy film.


Valerie Cherish releases a “Comeback” video to Twitter
Here’s your 1st close-up look as Lisa Kudrow resumes her HBO character.


“Parenthood” played a key role in NBC’s ascension to No. 1
As The Hollywood Reporter points out, “Parenthood” lessened the hemorrhaging on Thursday night as the Peacock’s “Must-See” comedy block sputtered.


“Game of Thrones” battle is "one of the best — if not the best — combat scenes we’ve done so far”
"The fight delivers beyond our expectations,” creators Dan Weiss and David Benioff say of this week’s episode. PLUS: Why “Game of Thrones” loves porn stars, why “GoT” is one of TV’s most manipulative shows, and Prince Oberyn is a rare “genuine bisexual” on TV.


Jason Biggs tweets jokes about the dead “Bachelorette” contestant
Biggs elicited groans with tweets like: "Crazy rule change- instead of voting off the contestants, this season #TheBachelorette gets to kill them off."


“The Blacklist” promotes Amir Arison
His FBI tech character will become a series regular in Season 2.


NBC’s “Bad Judge” and CW’s “iZombie” are recasting characters
Two will be replaced on “Bad Judge,” while just one is being dumped from “iZombie.”


Charlie Day tells college grads at his alma mater: "I'm much smarter than the character I play on TV”
The “It’s Always Sunny” star spoke to Merrimack College about not giving a sh*t.


Pat Sajak courts controversy with tweet referring to “global warming alarmists” as “unpatriotic racists”
"Sometimes it's fun to poke a stick in a hornets' nest just to hear the buzzing,” tweeted the “Wheel of Fortune” host.


Chloe Sevigny is headed to Netflix, along with “Rescue Me” alum Steven Pasquale
They’re joining the psychological thriller from the creators of “Damages.”


Allison Tolman was looking for a day job while auditioning for “Fargo”
Tolman recalls auditioning via tape from Chicago. PLUS: What if Gus and Molly were in a rom-com?


Why the “Warehouse 13” series finale was just about perfect
Here are eight ways of looking at the show now that it’s over.


Whit Stillman and Chloe Sevigny: What it's like filming an Amazon pilot in Paris
“It was very civilized,” Sevigny says of their nine-day shoot for “The Cosmopolitans last month. “Lunches were fantastic — really good catering. It was delicious. The crew works less hours, too. They’re more excited to be at work and about the art.”


Lea Michele admits dating Matthew Morrison before they were on “Glee”
"I had worked on Broadway with Jenna Ushkowitz and Matthew Morrison before,” she writes in her memoir. "Matt had been a friend of mine for years, and in fact we'd actually dated back in the day for a Broadway beat.”


Here’s a glimpse of the final season of “Boardwalk Empire”
The HBO series filmed scenes on the streets of Staten lsland today.


Watch the trailer for “Kid President”
Rainn Wilson is producing the Hub Network series starring 9-year-old Robby Novak.


Jeff Probst misses the raw, less-polished early “Survivor” seasons
Says Probst in a Reddit Ask Me Anything: "There was an ‘amateurish' feeling to our early seasons, especially season one -- where it really was cinema verite - we had cameras in the shots, we didn't always have great audio - but it was really compelling because it was so raw. Our show is now much more polished, which is ultimately a much better way to tell the story. But there is something very innocent about season one that will never be there again. Great question."


"RuPaul‘s Drag Race” winner: "It was a crazy, crazy, crazy, insane night”
"I’m afraid my phone will blow up,” says “America’s Next Drag Superstar.”


Lawyers pick “L.A. Law” as their favorite legal show
“Law & Order” came in 2nd in a survey of attorneys, followed by “Boston Legal,” “The Good Wife,” “Perry Mason” and “Ally McBeal."


Watch the trailer for “Matador”
Gabriel Luna plays a soccer player who works for the CIA on the El Rey series.


Sarah Silverman is featured in a school textbook
She is literally a textbook example of the word “offensive.”


Behind the scenes of “Jeopardy!’s” Battle of the Decades tournament
It was like an immersive genius retreat.


Is “24’s” Kate Morgan the female Jack Bauer?
Yvonne Strahovski’s character may be the breakout star of this season. PLUS: Is a bad guy in a scarf more intimidating than a bad guy not in a scarf?


“Girl Meets World” theme: Too overproduced?
The “Boy Meets World” spinoff’s opening title theme doesn’t stand out from other Disney shows.


Showtime orders "Control Alt Delete,” a law firm comedy
The comedy revolves around four workaholics in a law firm.


“The Maya Rudolph Show” needs to appeal to young viewers, who don’t care for variety shows
The problem with Rudolph’s entry into a string of attempts to revive the variety show is that it was too old school. In order for Rudolph to succeed, the variety format needs to be modernized. PLUS: Why Justin Timberlake and/or Neil Patrick Harris are variety’s best hope.


Which of the “SNL” newbies will be cut?
John Milhiser, Brooks Wheelan and Noel Wells seem like the prime candidates not to return next year. PLUS: The 24 best sketches of this season.


Check out 22-year-old Rachel Zoe
The Bravo star is offering “If I Were 22” advice, complete with a photo of herself at 22.


Netflix unveils “Hemlock Grove’s” 2nd season poster
Season 2 kicks off July 11.

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TNT developing a 'Major Crimes' spinoff starring 'The Closer' alum Jon Tenney

TNT developing a “Major Crimes” spinoff starring “The Closer” alum Jon Tenney
Tenney is set to reprise his role Special Agent Fritz Howard on “Major Crimes’” 7th episode with new characters that could form a spinoff of the TNT series, which is itself a spinoff of "The Closer," according to TV Line. Also, Malcolm-Jamal Warner might be part of the spinoff.


Former “Dancing” host Samantha Harris has made it through her “grueling" double mastectomy
Harris, who was diagnosed with breast cancer last fall, tweeted this morning about her surgery.


Fox to burn off “Enlisted’s” remaining episodes
The canceled military comedy returns to the Fox lineup on June 1.


“Mad Men” shot this week’s episode at an actual former Burger Chef location
The restaurant used on Sunday’s episode is currently shut down.


Dr. Phil to sit down with Donald Sterling scandal figure V. Stiviano
She’ll talk about her criminal history during her sitdown airing Wednesday.


Minnesota will host the Super Bowl in 2018
Super Bowl LII, the first in Minnesota since the 1992 Super Bowl, will be played in the Vikings’ brand-new indoor stadium.


“Girls” creates a real traffic jam by filming a fake traffic jam in Brooklyn
Real traffic was shut down Monday so that Ray could get into argument with a driver who was beeping his horn excessively. PLUS: Lena Dunham’s mom casts her in her new film.

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Report: 'The Shield’s' Michael Jace confessed to killing his wife

Report: “The Shield’s” Michael Jace confessed to killing his wife
The LA Times reports that Jace admitted shooting his wife to the police. TMZ had reported earlier that Jace called 911 and said “I shot my wife.” PLUS: Jace was reportedly having financial problems.


NBC wins the 2013-14 season among younger viewers, CBS wins in total viewers
The Peacock captured the 18-49 demo crown for the first time in 10 years.


ABC is set to win its 1st May sweeps in 14 years
ABC has finished first in the demo the past five weeks.


Elisabeth Moss welled up filming “Mad Men” dancing scene, says she’s avoiding watching this season
"It was definitely emotional,” Moss says. "It's a very easy thing, in a way, for Jon and I to do, because we are very old friends and we are very close and comfortable with each other.” Moss hasn’t been watching the show lately because "I don't watch the show while we're filming. It's too weird for me. I can't watch the show and then go to work a few hours later, while I'm still playing the character. And it sucks, because I don't get to enjoy the show in a way that a lot of people do. I want to watch it! I'm a fan of it."


“Six Feet Under’s” Lauren Ambrose joins USA’s “Dig”
She’ll be part of the event series from “Heroes’” Tim Kring and “Homeland’s” Gideon Raff.


Kristen Bell to host the CMT Music Awards
She’ll host solo for the first time after co-hosting with Toby Keith in 2012 and Jason Aldean in 2013.


Watch George R.R. Martin explain “Game of Thrones” to a confused fan
Martin is participating in Conan O’Brien’s “I Got This” program.


“Louie” pays homage to Jim Jarmusch’s “Stranger Than Paradise”
Louis CK has previously said he’s a fan of the 1984 cult classic.


Jimmy Fallon helped “The View” get through its first day without Barbara Walters
He sent the show 20 pizzas.


Watch a preview of “The ‘90s: The Last Great Decade?”
Here’s Nat Geo’s follow-up to the "The 80s: The Decade That Made Us,” also narrated by Rob Lowe.


“Bachelorette” alum Chris Bukowski talks about crashing this year’s “Bachelorette" party
"I almost got on as a contestant, but it was too late,” Bukowski tells Ryan Seacrest.


Disney Channel renews “Jessie”
The children’s show will be back for a 4th season.

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Maya Rudolph's NBC variety show gets solid ratings

Maya Rudolph's NBC variety show gets solid ratings
“The Maya Rudolph Show” attracted 7.2 million viewers, winning the 10 pm hour and topping “The Bachelorette," thanks to its “Voice” lead-in. She did, however, shed 21% of her viewers after the first half hour.


Jimmy Fallon is taking “The Tonight Show” on the road next month to Orlando
Fallon will film “The Tonight Show” at Universal Studios from June 16-19.


Watch the “Girl Meets World” opening credits
We’re just five weeks away from the “Boy Meets World” spinoff.


Spike TV will combine tattoos with psychology on “Ink Shrinks"
Spike’s latest tattoo programming, this in the form of a special, will use a team of artists and psychologists to create a tattoo as a form of healing — a tattoo that the client won’t see until it’s done.


“The Maya Rudolph Show” was a mess that couldn’t distinguish itself from “SNL"
"There was nothing spectacularly terrible about 'The Maya Rudolph Show,’” says Pilot Viruet. "Some songs went too long and some sketches fell flat, but nothing too egregious happened. As a whole, though, it was boring, full of shoddy writing, and not worth talking about the next morning. It’s hard not to compare the show to 'Saturday Night Live.' Rudolph even mentioned her seven-year tenure on that show in her first song.” PLUS: It relied more on familiar names than good writing, it was an extended “SNL” spoof of a variety show, it was dated yet joyous, watch highlights, and there’s no reason to make a variety show these days.


St. Louis Rams, with the NFL’s first openly gay player, doesn’t want to be on HBO’s “Hard Knocks”
“I think it’s unlikely,” head Coach Jeff Fisher says. “We are eligible, but I think it’s highly unlikely they’d ask us to do it. I think this organization has a right to go through training camp with some normalcy.”


Neil Patrick Harris unveils his “Choose Your Own Autobiography” cover
“You are the star in N.P.H.’s life story!”


Arsenio Hall launches a crowdfunding campaign to raise $1 billion to buy the L.A. Clippers
So far, Hall has raised just over $1,000 of his goal on Indiegogo.


John Oliver makes his own GM ad
Check out the “Last Week Tonight” commercial.


Letterman shows off his passports
Check out Dave through the years, starting with his 1979 passport.


“Merriam-Webster” adds “Selfie” and “Catfish” to the dictionary
The “Catfish” team responded to the news by posting a selfie: "“Never in a thousand years could we have imagined what a phenomenon Catfish would become,” they said. PLUS: Oxford English Dictionary gives a shoutout to “Sherlock,” and a “Catfish” star is the new face of Jay Z’s Rocawear.


Master P shopping a reality show
The rapper’s family will star in a show he’s pitching to BET, VH1 and Oxygen.

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'The Shield’s' Michael Jace charged in the shooting death of his wife

“The Shield’s” Michael Jace charged in the shooting death of his wife
The 51-year-old actor, famous for playing Det. Julien Lowe on the FX series, was taken into custody last night. He has since been charged with killing April Jace, his 40-year-old wife. According to TMZ, Jace called 911 and said, “I shot my wife.”


“The Bachelorette’s” premiere, featuring a tribute to deceased contestant Eric Hill, was difficult to watch
The show dedicated the season to Hill, yet it was odd to see him in his interactions with Andi Dorfman knowing his fate.


The Indianapolis Colts once flirted with signing The Mountain from “Game of Thrones”
Colts owner Jim Irsay last year tweeted about Gregor Clegane, The Icelander.


“Masters of Sex” adds Courtney B. Vance and Rene Auberjonois
They’ll both play doctors in Season 2, with Vance recurring.

J.Lo is writing her memoir
The “American Idol” judge’s first book, “True Love,” is due out in October.


Terry Crews “nip synced” with Jimmy Fallon
Watch their performance of “Ebony and Ivory."

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