Ed Helms, Ed Harris, Hilary Swank are in talks for TV drama 'One Percent' from Alejandro González Iñárritu’

Ed Helms, Ed Harris, Hilary Swank are in talks for TV drama “One Percent” from Alejandro González Iñárritu’
The "Amores perros” director is shopping a drama in which Helms and Swank would play husband-and-wife organic farmers, and Harris would play the family matriarch.


Jimmy Kimmel shows off pics of his new baby
Baby Jane is named after his grandma.


Paula Deen offers a glimpse of The Paula Deen Network
As pre-registration begins, the former Food Network star has made a video of what her fans can expect on her online network.

'Sons of Anarchy' creator hasn’t figured out how the series will end

“Sons of Anarchy” creator hasn’t figured out how the series will end
“Considering I’m a week-and-a-half behind writing episode 7, it could all change,” creator Kurt Sutter told critics on Monday. “I’ve always had a sense of where I wanted it to go, and I come in each season with a blueprint with the big arcs and mile markers. And I’ve learned over seven seasons the looser I grip that idea the better the seasons are. And this season isn’t any different. I came in with how I wanted the season to end … but things change. It’s always been heading in the same direction, but the way I’m getting there continues to change.” PLUS: A potential prequel would last just 1 season, and Charlie Hunnam doesn’t give a “sh*t” about Emmys.


Fox News: President Obama canceled “surprise" Jimmy Kimmel appearance because it would look bad
Both reps for Kimmel and ABC deny the president is booked for Wednesday, and Fox News is saying the president canceled his appearance due to the crises in Ukraine and Gaza.


TCM to celebrate James Garner’s life with a 24-hour marathon
Twelve of Garner’s films will be shown starting Monday, July 28, including “Grand Prix” and "The Americanization of Emily.” PLUS: Don’t call Garner "TV’s Cary Grant,” and watch Garner look back at his career in an extensive 1999 interview.


A “Nostradamus” drama is in the works starring Joseph Fiennes
The “American Horror Story” alum will play the famous clairvoyant as he looks for revenge on the people who killed his family.


Michigan sheriff dumps orange prisoner jumpsuits, citing the popularity of “Orange is the New Black”
His inmates will now wear black-and-white striped jumpsuits.


Watch a bearded Taylor Lautner on his BBC sitcom “Cuckoo"
Lautner replaces Andy Samberg in the 2nd season of the BBC3 comedy.


Malcolm-Jamal Warner got to ride his own motorcycle on “Sons of Anarchy”
The former “Cosby Show” star says he had to audition for his role as Sticky, but he was allowed to bring use his Harley on screen.


“Fargo’s” Billy Bob Thornton would love to join “Boardwalk Empire,” Alison Tolman wants to visit “New Girl” and “Walking Dead”
"Hopefully something else will come along,” says Thornton. "I don't have another job right now. And I hope the dry spell is not as long this time around."


“Tyrant” will film in Turkey for the rest of Season 1
The FX series had been based in Tel Aviv but relocated to Turkey amid fighting in Gaza. PLUS: FX boss addresses questions about tension with the show’s creator, and producers are still talking to Muslim groups.


University of Virginia is offering a 4-week English seminar on “Game of Thrones”
Says the English professor who is teaching the course: “One of the goals behind this class was to teach students how the skills that we use to study literature are very useful skills for reading literature and TV in conjunction.” PLUS: Watch a compilation of all 4 seasons, and Maisie Williams goes on an anti-British Airways Twitter rant for not letting her use the business-class lounge.


Nelsan Ellis: This week’s “True Blood” contained my 2nd-favorite scene of the series
"I didn’t add a thing,” he says of Lafayette’s speech. PLUS: Nathan Parsons on his scene with Lafayette, about Eric and Pam’s flashback attire, and “True Blood” slams Ted Cruz.


Paula Deen’s new online network debuts Sept. 24
The $100 million-network will give the former Food Network star’s fans a chance to "engage and access Paula and her Southern home cooking, anytime, anywhere -- on computer, smartphone or tablet.”


Happy 50th birthday, David Spade!
The “SNL” alum and star of “Just Shoot Me” and “Rules of Engagement” turns the Big 5-0 on Tuesday. PLUS: An appreciation of “Just Shoot Me."


Elizabeth Berkley has no interest in Lifetime’s “Saved by the Bell” film
"I know nothing about what they are planning,” she tells Us Weekly. "I’m not really curious about it because we know the life we led, and I have no idea what their picture of it is. So who knows!"


Corey Stoll’s “The Strain” wig, explained
Stoll says his wig "helped increase the eccentricity of the character and bring him more into the world. It functions more as a mask."


Why “The Bridge” ditched its serial killer storyline
"The show we have this season was the show I think 'The Bridge' was aching to be,” exec producer Elwood Reid told critics. PLUS: Emily Rios on being gay and playing gay.


Introducing “Smile TV”
This TV set, built by a college student, only works when you smile at it.


John Oliver has proven to be the anti-Piers Morgan
“Fortunately,” says Stephen Marche, "after ten episodes of 'Last Week Tonight' on HBO, John Oliver is now redeeming his countrymen. He's a Brit in America who for once doesn't come off as superior and smug, and who is nonetheless utterly hilarious. 'Last Week Tonight' has developed a new and surprisingly effective form for television: the extended rant.” PLUS: Oliver is taking the "slow food" approach to topical comedy.


"The Bachelorette" is a religious experience, while "The Bachelor" is mere idolatry
That’s according to Elizabeth Wurtzel, who says: "Women are so invested in finding the most perfect man—perfect can be modified by a woman searching for the perfect man—and they are so steeped in the granular particulars of what they want that they are so willing to read relationship guides and self-improvement manuals as part of this quest, and their patience with the process is itself a process that hardly matters except as it pleases a belief system that knows no bounds.”


“The Lottery” has an OK debut
Lifetime’s dystopian reproductive drama attracted 1.1 million viewers.


Is Krusty the Clown the greatest “Simpsons” character ever?
Why you should be outraged by Krusty’s rumored death.


“SNL's” longtime bandleader calls his job “The Lorne Michaels Grant”
Saxophonist Lenny Pickett, who has led the “Saturday Night Live” band since 1995, is releasing his second album.


Check out outtakes from Conan’s Tinder bit with Dave Franco
Is Conan too old to respond to a 20-year-old? PLUS: See Conan's Emmy billboard for “Sharktopus vs. Pteracuda."

'Fargo' Season 2 will be set in 1979

“Fargo” Season 2 will be set in 1979
The 2nd season will follow the Sioux Falls case Molly Solverson’s dad, Lou, talked about in Season 1. Season 2 will focus on a 33-year-old version of Molly’s dad, plus Molly’s mom, who wasn’t seen in Season 1. PLUS: "Fargo" won't return until at least fall 2015.

President Obama to visit 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' for the 1st time on Wednesday

President Obama to visit “Jimmy Kimmel Live” for the 1st time on Wednesday
Security will be tight this week since Kimmel tapes on busy Hollywood Blvd, according to TMZ. This will be Obama’s first visit on Kimmel's show. He previously appeared via satellite when he was a candidate amid the 2008 presidential campaign. UPDATE: ABC denies Obama is visiting Kimmel during his L.A. visit.


Lucy Lawless joins "Marvels Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”
She may play a highly skilled agent named “Mary."


FX passes on Charlie Kaufman comedy “How & Why” starring Michael Cera and John Hawkes
The Oscar-winning writer’s comedy in which Cera plays Hawkes’ boss is already being shopped to other outlets, including Netflix, which has also passed.

'American Horror Story: Freak Show' will be less campy than 'Coven'

“American Horror Story: Freak Show” will be less campy than “Coven”
“Some years it’s going to be big and bright and brash and campy the way ‘Coven' is,” says FX CEO John Landgraf. "Other years it’s going to be dark and brooding—like ‘Asylum' was. I guess I would put 'Freak Show' half-way in between the two.”


FX boss: I think we can do “Fargo” Season 2 without any famous names
“I think it would be nice to have a movie star in the second cycle, but I don't think we need it,” says FX boss John Landgraf. “Frankly, I think we can do it with unknowns.” He added that newcomer Allison Tolman “brought as much to Fargo’s first installment as Billy Bob Thornton did.”


FX boss: “Justified” will get a “fitting” farewell, “Sons of Anarchy” creator’s next show will film in England
FX CEO John Landgraf also said that "It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’s” 10th season will premiere in January. PLUS: Landgraf said W. Kamau Bell’s talk show lacked consistency: “It was brilliant sometimes."


Netflix has 4 Emmy nominations for a documentary that already earned an Oscar nomination
How is Egyptian revolution documentary “The Square” eligible for both?


Fall 2014 sitcom trend: Bearded Best Friend
“Mulaney” has a “BBF," and so does “Marry Me” and “A to Z.” “It’s strange that I keep seeing me in different TV shows,” says “Mulaney’s” BBF Zack Pearlman. "It’s funny that everybody caught on to the same trend, but I’m happy to be part of it.”


“The Simpsons” offers a taste of the “Simpsons World” App
The new “Simpsons” portal will allow you to watch any episode, or any of your favorite scenes.  You can even create “Simpsons” playlists.


Watch BBC America’s full trailer for “Intruders” starring Mira Sorvino
The drama about people chasing immortality by seeking refuge in the bodies of others premieres Aug. 23.


“The Client List’s” Brian Hallisay joins “Revenge”
He’ll play a character named Ben, as he does currently on “Mistresses.”

FXX to air the longest-ever TV marathon: 522 'Simpsons' episodes, plus 'The Simpsons' movie

FXX to air the longest-ever TV marathon: 522 “Simpsons” episodes, plus “The Simpsons” movie
The marathon will go from 10 a.m. on Aug. 21 nonstop through 12 a.m. on Sept. 1.


FX: We'll be ready for Tracy Morgan’s sitcom whenever he's ready
"We're extremely encouraged by his progress and remain excited by his new show," says FX boss John Landgraf. "Whenever Tracy says he's ready to come back, we'll be ready to get going."


Bernadette Peters to guest on "Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce”
She’ll play Janeane Garofalo’s mom.


ESPN is now showing video game tournaments
Not everybody was happy that ESPN2 over the weekend showed a preview of the grand finals of Dota 2's "The International.”


Laverne Cox compares her Emmy nomination to Sidney Poitier’s Oscar
The “Orange is the New Black” star talked about being the first transgender nominee this morning on “The View.”


Why do so many TV shows peak in Season 3?
Mike Schur of “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” and “Parks and Rec” has an explanation: "Everyone’s favorite seasons of shows are seasons two and three, because you’ve had a year to get to know them, and then you’re still in the honeymoon period where you go, ‘This is great!’ And then after season three, everyone starts to go, ‘Eh, that show’s not as interesting as it was anymore.’ And it’s like, ‘Well you’ve been watching it for three years.’”


“The Walking Dead” puts the entire cast in handcuffs
Check out the Comic-Con poster for Season 5.


John Oliver explains America’s broken prison system with puppets
Watch them sing an uplifting song about prisons.


“The Leftovers”: Ranking the 10 most-depressing moments (so far)
The Top 2 happened just last night.

FX renews 'Fargo' — Season 2 will feature an all-new cast, new time period

FX renews “Fargo” — Season 2 will feature an all-new cast, new time period
“We could not be more proud of Fargo,” said FX CEO John Landgraf in a statement announcing the new 10-episode season, which will have a new true crime story.


FX renews "Louie" for a 7-episode 5th season
Season 5 will air next spring with half the episodes of Season 4.

Jason Biggs apologizes on 'The View' for his Malaysian Airline joke tweet

Jason Biggs apologizes on “The View” for his Malaysian Airline joke tweet
”I certainly meant no harm; there was no malice, but I was stupid,” the "Orange is the New Black" star said this morning. "It was poorly timed. I've always tried to find the humor in situations … it's a knee-jerk reaction for me, it's how I cope.”


Will Forte has grown a massive beard for his new Fox sitcom
"It’s not a great look, so I’m hoping it’s a relatively short beard existence,” the “SNL” alum says of his “Last Man on Earth” beard.


See inside Palestine’s “SpongeBob”-inspired Krusty Krab restaurant
The Ramallah-based restaurant looks just like the cartoon.


Watch a Walter White bobblehead doll launched into space
The “Breaking Bad” character’s bobble head was recently attached to a weather balloon and a GoPro camera. PLUS: Bryan Cranston & Aaron Paul face-palmed each other at the TCA Awards Saturday night.


“New Girl” creator: Maybe it's better that Nick and Jess aren't a couple
"It's been easier for me to just write them as single people, single idiots (who are) kind of out in the world trying to get laid and looking for love,” says Liz Meriwether. "It's just been more fun. I had trouble kind of figuring out where the conflict and the comedy was coming from in their relationship last season.”


China bans “The Vampire Diaries” drink
The CW series, streamed illegally in China, has led to the sale of fruit drinks disguised as medical blood bags.


Watch the new “Boardwalk Empire” teaser
How does Chalky White look in 1931?


Check out Matthew Perry and Thomas Lennon as “The Odd Couple”
The former “Friends” star is remaking the classic comedy for CBS.


“Sleepy Hollow”: What to expect in Season 2
Will Ichabod and Abbie finally "go there"?


Larry King is surprised by his Emmy nomination
The former CNN host, nominated for his Ora.tv show “Larry King Now,” says: "After receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award, I didn’t think I was eligible for an Emmy.”

Will 'The Simpsons' kill off Krusty the Clown?

Will “The Simpsons” kill off Krusty the Clown?
The season premiere, in which a famous “Simpsons” character played by an Emmy-winning actor, will be titled “A Clown in the Dumps.” "I didn’t say I was killing Krusty,” “Simpsons” boss Al Jean told critics. "I didn't say I wasn't." PLUS: Bob from “Bob’s Burgers” joins “The Simpsons”-“Futurama” crossover episode.

Fox on shortening 'Glee’s' final season: 'It burned so hot and so fast'

Fox on shortening “Glee’s” final season: “It burned so hot and so fast"
“It’s been on for over 100 episodes now in six seasons, and we want to go out in a way that celebrates it,” explains Fox’s Peter Rice. "And we thought that finding 13 episodes and compacting it and doing it in a straight run was a better way to finish the show.” PLUS: Chris Colfer is a NY Times bestselling author.


Nasim Pedrad on exiting “SNL”: "At some point you have to leave”
"Obviously there's nothing like that show and I was lucky to be there for five years,” the “Mulaney” star told critics. "At some point you have to leave, and I can't think of a better reason to leave than for this particular show and this particular cast."


John Mulaney mocks “Mulaney”-“Seinfeld” comparisons: “I just watched 'Seinfeld' and copied it”
But seriously, Mulaney wanted to do an update on the “cool” sitcoms he grew up on “with my sense of humor – my sensibility…Two years later we’re here (with) an updated version of an old-school sitcom with maybe a weirder bent to it, and I hope I accomplished that.”


“Gracepoint” will begin differing from “Broadchurch” after Episode 2
Producers of the UK “Broadchurch” remake couldn’t bring themselves to completely rewrite the first two episodes, so both shows will look the same through Episode 2. Meanwhile, David Tennant joked about playing both lead roles on “Gracepoint” and “Broadchurch,” saying “they both look quite like me and have similar heights.”


Children’s hospital drama “Red Band Society” won’t kill off its patients
"It is not a show that has a body count,” says exec producer Margaret Nagle. "That is not where the show lives. (It's about): What if you were able to learn what life is all about when you were old enough to do something about it?”


Fox’s “Utopia” has been whittling down 5,000 potential contestants to live 1 year on reality TV
About 5,000 applicants have been cut down to fewer than 40, four of whom were paraded today before TV critics.


“Gotham” boss: The show won't feature Batman
"If there is a superhero in the show, it is Gotham,” says exec producer Bruno Heller. "That's a larger than life character that's a central part of the show. To me, heroes are more interesting than superheroes because the difference is superheroes do the impossible and drama is really about the physically possible."