“The Wil Wheaton Project” canceled by Syfy
Wil Wheaton related the story of the cancelation of his show, which debuted in May, on his blog. He got the news via a cell phone call from a Syfy exec: "Ultimately, he told me, the executives in New York just didn’t think we had enough viewers to justify more episodes. I didn’t say anything about the total lack of promotion off the network, or point out that our ratings were on par with The Soup, or that ratings are always lower in summer than the fall.”
“The Wil Wheaton Project” canceled by Syfy
“The Following” is replacing the showrunner it just hired in June
Jennifer Johnson, who took over for creator Kevin Williamson as showrunner two months ago, will be replaced by a trio of co-showrunners.
“Marvel’s Agent Carter” brings on Chad Michael Murray
The “One Tree Hill” alum will become a series regular on the ABC midseason show, playing the important role of Strategic Scientific Reserve Agent Jack Thompson. PLUS: “Dollhouse” alum Enver Gjokaj is also joining the cast.
“Modern Family” casts Andrea Anders as an annoying new neighbor
She and Steve Zahn will move in next to the Dunphys next season.
“CSI” books Greg Grunberg
The “Heroes” alum will guest as a man in rehab.
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Chelsea Clinton exits NBC News
The former first daughter had been reportedly making $600,000 for doing very little actual work.
Some “Friends” fans didn't like Jennifer Aniston’s upset reaction to Jimmy Kimmel’s reunion
They didn’t realize the whole bit was rehearsed and planned, as Kimmel pointed out last night.
Jimmy Kimmel dressed Aaron Paul’s Emmy statues like Run-DMC
Check out the “Run-DMC Emmys.” PLUS: Paul talked to Kimmel about his “Breaking Bad” Scavenger Hunt, and Kimmel dressed Ed Sheeran as Annie.
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Jimmy Kimmel proved that a real “Friends” reunion would look stupid
Kimmel's viral sketch reuniting the female cast "established once and for all how stupid this reunion would be by demonstrating how stupid this reunion would be,” says Verne Gay. "The characters are older (much older), and those who played them are stars in their own right, with their own bodies of shows and movies -- most of all, the lead female characters. They've moved on, and so should fans.”
Joan Rivers was reportedly put in a medically induced coma
The NY Daily News reports doctors plan to take Rivers out of the coma this weekend to determine how much damage was caused when she went into cardiac and respiratory arrest during a routine doctor’s visit. UPDATE: Melissa Rivers says her mom is “resting comfortably."
Explaining David Chase’s “Sopranos” revelation that wasn’t a revelation
“The Sopranos” creator appeared to confirm the ending to Vox, but that isn’t the same as actually confirming the ending. PLUS: Chase wanted to leave fans in limbo.
Ed Helms to visit “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”
He’ll play a USPS inspector.
"The Leftovers" should learn a lesson in subtlety from “Rectify”
One show was subtle in the way it built up to a transfixing two hours, the other was unsure of what it wants to do or who its characters are.
When The New York Times writes about Brooklyn, it often mentions “Girls”
The HBO series has become a defining cultural benchmark of modern Brooklyn, name-dropped in articles about landlords, bar reviews and political intrigue.
“Dating Naked” couple weds
The VH1 reality show has produced its first married couple.
Examining the state of black cast members on “SNL”
Sure, “Saturday Night Live” has three black cast members. But, says Wesley Morris, Maya Rudolph’s "dynamism and sense of showbiz hasn’t been replaced, either. And it’s left a bitterness in the culture that you felt in last year’s complaints about there being no black women on the show. You felt it in the writer Leslie Jones’s shocking 'Weekend Update' editorial in which she speculatively raged about her sexual undesirability as a big, black woman. It was both a moment of comedy and cultural expurgation. Her rant was as much about her as it was about the working conditions of her employer." PLUS: Graphing “SNL” ratings, “SNL’s” most essential/inessential musical guests, how Nasim Pedrad auditioned and left “SNL,” Sasheer Zamata gives advice from a grown woman, and examining “SNL” movies.
Remembering Phil Hartman, “The Glue” on “SNL”
With a biography on Hartman due out next month, it’s hard to explain why he was one of “SNL’s” most important cast members. Part of it, says Bryan Curtis, was "the unusual nature of Hartman’s talent. Hartman was so good at playing smarmy, air-quoting, golden-voiced sharpies — '20 percent droid,' said the writer Robert Smigel — that it’s difficult to catalogue all the comic notes he left behind in the universe.” PLUS: Remembering Hartman’s “Simpsons” characters, including Troy McClure.
“Ground Floor” returns Dec. 9 in a new timeslot
The Bill Lawrence-produced TBS comedy will air Tuesdays at 10.
ABC’s updates its mysterious “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” billboard
The billboard in L.A. now features Agent Coulson and the show’s new timeslot.
CBS reveals details of its season premieres
Read descriptions of the new fall episodes.
Oprah Winfrey Network launching a YouTube series
Celebrity guests will be interviewed on “Who Am I."
Emmys snubbed “Sharknado”!
Here’s a belated “For Your Consideration” video.
Amy Sedaris on future “Late Show” host Stephen Colbert: “He has this whole bag of tricks people haven’t even seen yet”
"This guy can do anything,” she says of her “Strangers with Candy” pal, "and his reference level is so high. It’s going to be from talking to politicians to talking to reality TV stars, but he’ll be able to do it. It’s gonna be a good show.”
With retirement looming, Letterman is great again
Dave seems refreshed since announcing his retirement in April, says Mike Ryan. "Here’s a guy just enjoying his last few months on the job – with a renewed sense of purpose after vanquishing his rival, Leno.” PLUS: Paul Shaffer: “I’m not retiring, as many people have assumed."
“Southern Charm” star’s U.S. Senate bid is accompanied by reality TV cameras
Thomas Ravenel, who’s attempting to unseat longtime U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, has a sign outside his campaign events warning: "You are being photographed . . . Please do not enter this area if you do not wish to appear.”
Watch “Grey’s Anatomy” star attempt and fail to explain medical terms
It’s a bonus feature of the 10th season DVD box set.
Whit Stillman’s Amazon pilot “The Cosmopolitan” is as good as his movies
The Paris-based pilot is retro-Stillman that is the spiritual heir to “Barcelona.” PLUS: Stillman explains how his pilot was cut in half.
New Dan Harmon “Harmontown” trailer revisits the Chevy Chase voicemail
It also features Harmon's “Community” stars.
“Bachelor in Paradise” star: We did not have a threesome
Says Jesse Kovacs: "The whole threesome thing, that didn’t happen.”
Kevin Spacey to take a “House of Cards” break for a 1-night-only concert performance
He’ll sing Billy Joel and Simon & Garfunkel songs at a Washington benefit to raise money for his foundation.
Allison Janney says of her 2 Emmy wins this year: “Television is a woman’s medium”
“I am proud to work in TV,” she says.
Naked extras on “Looking" get paid much more
While clothed non-union extras can earn $85.92 for eight hours, nude extras can earn $250 over the same period.
Will Forte’s beard has become bushier
The “SNL” alum has been growing his beard for Fox’s “Last Man on Earth."
“Glee” vet Nolan Funk joins “Arrow”
He’ll play Felicity hacker ex-boyfriend from when she was at MIT.
NBC buys naked amnesiac drama “Blindspot” from Greg Berlanti
The FBI thriller focuses on a naked amnesiac discovered in Times Square with his name tattooed on his back.
Ranking Kevin Arnold’s “Wonder Years” romantic flings
Winnie Cooper is No. 5!
Corbin Bernsen is headed to “Scorpion”
The “Psych” star will play a Vegas casino owner.
Allison Tolman goes from "Fargo" to "The Mindy Project"
Fresh off an Emmy nomination, Tolman will guest on two episodes as a romance novelist who dates Adam Pally.
FXX will fill its post-“Simpsons” marathon schedule with even more “Simpsons"
On Mondays and Fridays, “The Simpsons” will be shown from 6 pm to midnight. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8 pm to midnight. And on Sundays, from 4 to 8 pm.
HBO to air a Banksy documentary
The crowd-sourced documentary "Banksy Does New York” debuts Nov. 17.
“The Good Wife” recruits “Frasier’s" David Hyde Pierce for his TV role in more than a decade
Pierce will recur this season as a cable news legal commentator.
“Ray Donovan’s” creator is out
Ann Biderman is stepping down from her duties as showrunner for Season 3.
Tracy Morgan’s lawyer: "He's really having a tough time”
Morgan has been having trouble walking, forcing him to rely on a wheelchair, says his attorney, Benedict P. Morelli, who adds that it may be months before he can fully walk again.
GSN is casting for an “App Wars” reality show
The proposed show would have a team of programmers bring your app idea to life.
Patton Oswalt will play the mayor of Vince Gilligan’s “Battle Creek”
Oswalt will guest on the CBS series as Mayor Scooter Hardy.
Bill Maher pours gasoline over his head
Take the “Douse Yourself in Gasoline Challenge.”
It’s official: Bill Geddie is out at “The View," replaced by Rachel Maddow’s producer
Bill Wolff, whom Maddow bid farewell to recently will take over as “The View’s” new boss.
President Obama will attend an MSNBC host’s wedding
MSNBC’s Alex Wagner is marrying Obama’s personal chef, Sam Kass.
Here are your Labor Day TV marathons
From "Animal Fight Night “ to "Top Gear."
Jon Stewart talks about his “Daily Show” future and Stephen Colbert’s move to CBS
"I think there's been a beautiful arc to (‘The Colbert Report,’” he says. "But it was time” for Colbert to move on, he says. As for his own future, Stewart tells The Hollywood Reporter: "Uh, yeah. I mean, like anything else, you do it long enough, you will take it for granted, or there will be aspects of it that are grinding. I can't say that following the news cycle as closely as we do and trying to convert that into something either joyful or important to us doesn't have its fraught moments. But there will come a point where I'm sure …” He then trailed off. PLUS: Watch Stewart's “Rosewater" movie trailer.
Introducing the new “Amazing Race” stars
Here are pics of the Season 25 cast.
Britt Robertson is coming back to “Under the Dome”
She’ll reprise her role after dying in the season premiere.
Netflix paying $2 million per episode to show reruns of “The Blacklist”
Season 1 of the NBC drama will debut on the streaming service next weekend.
Donald Trump enlisted Miss USA and Miss Universe for his Ice Bucket Challenge
Watch them pour Trump water over his head.
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Amazon’s 5 new pilots are now available for streaming
“Really” starring Sarah Chalke and Jay Chandrasekhar join Ron Perlman in "Hand of God,” Whit Stillman’s “The Cosmopolitans,” “Hysteria” and “Red Oak."
“Duck Dynasty’s” Sadie Robertson is set to go “Dancing”
Phil Robertson’s granddaughter, a YouTube star, is expected to be part of the new “Dancing with the Stars” cast.
Netflix’s “Marco Polo” gets a Dec. 12 premiere date
Check out photos from the drama about the famed explorer. PLUS: Netflix announces “Marseille,” its first French drama.
Jennifer Aniston talks about trying Jimmy Kimmel’s wife’s breast milk
Aniston has become close with Kimmel and his wife in real life through his friendship with Justin Theroux, which is probably why she agreed to last night’s “Friends” bit.
See a glimpse of “The Simpsons” on “Family Guy”
Here’s Homer taking some of Peter’s donuts.
Patrick Dempsey is creating a racing drama for Sundance, inks deal with ABC Studios
The “Grey’s Anatomy” star will develop shows for ABC Studios.
Debbie Matenopoulos wants back on “The View”
The original 20-something “View” star says: "I’m older, stronger, wiser and smarter and would love to come back to 'The View.'”
“American Horror Story’s” latest “Freak Show” teaser features a human in a bird cage
Who is keeping that human in the cage?
“Star Trek: The Next Generation” cast took a selfie
Their reunion also included Captain Kirk.