Jon Stewart endorses Stephen Colbert, not himself, for the Letterman job

Jon Stewart endorses Stephen Colbert, not himself, for the Letterman job
“He’s done an amazing job with just that very narrow cast of character, but he’s got a lot more he can show,” says “The Daily Show” host, adding that he doesn’t "have that gear, I don’t think” to host a network late-night show. “I just don’t really have it anymore,” he tells Vulture. "I really like what I do, not that Stephen doesn’t. But he has a real opportunity to broaden out in a way that I don’t.”


“GMA” adds ESPN’s Tony “Stat Boy” Reali as a contributor
The “Around the Horn” host will move his show from Washington, D.C. to New  York — and exit “Pardon the Interruption” — to cover social media news for the ABC News morning show.


CNN announces shows from Mike Rowe, Lisa Ling and John Walsh
The “Dirty Jobs” host will profile unique individuals in "Somebody’s Gotta Do It,” Ling will immerse herself in bizarre American cultures and “America’s Most Wanted’s” Walsh will investigate international crime in "The Hunt with John Walsh.”


“Mad Men’s” Jessica Paré becomes fat for Funny or Die
Watch her eat whatever she wants.


Starz orders “Project Greenlight” with a twist
“The Chair” from “Greenlight” producer/star Chris Moore will have two directors make their own distinct movie based on the same script.


“Grey’s Anatomy’s” Tessa Ferrer joins “Extant”
The departing intern will play an astronaut on the Steven Spielberg series.


Ellen “auditions” for Letterman’s job
"I am very flattered but I really love doing my daytime show,” she said as she recreated “The Late Show.”


Tracy Morgan pitches himself as Letterman’s replacement
“We’ll shake the game up. I think Jimmy Fallon needs some competition,” he tells Matt Lauer.


New York Post puts more of Julia Louis-Dreyfus’ rear end on its front page
See the “Veep” star’s extended butt crack along with the hand of the tattoo artist.


Goats recreate the “Game of Thrones” theme song
It’s “Game of Goats.”


HLN announces a daily news program “The Daily Share,” plus “America’s Most Liked”
HLN’s social media-centric slate will also include “2 Spouses, 3 Houses,” "Wkly M@shup With Chuey Martinez, "News or Not” and “Beyond the Like.”


Conan plays video games on the Dallas Cowboys’ giant video screen
Watch Conan O’Brien fulfill every gamer’s fantasy.


Watch Amy Poehler and her brother on “Welcome to Sweden”
Here’s a preview of Greg Poehler’s comedy based on his life.


Jimmy Fallon poses as Tom Petty to sing “Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around” with Stevie Nicks
Watch them recreate the 1981 video.

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Which network TV shows are on the bubble?

Which network TV shows are on the bubble?
All of ABC’s freshmen dramas, including “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” look safe. But ABC’s new comedies, including “Trophy Wife,” are in danger of cancelation. And so is “Parenthood” and “Revolution.”


Jane Pauley joins CBS News
The former NBC “Today” star will contribute to "CBS Sunday Morning,” CBS News’ Bob Scheiffer announced tonight.


In 2012, more parents named their daughters “Khaleesi” than “Betsy”
“Game of Thrones” fans have also been responsible for the growing number of babies named “Arya."


“Glee’s” Chris Colfer to visit “Hot in Cleveland”
He'll guest as Wendie Malick’s son. PLUS: Naya Rivera’s engagement to Big Sean is off over a cheating scandal.


FX boss complains that Netflix strips off “FX” and “AMC” from FX and AMC shows
In contrast, John Landgraf notes, Netflix likes to identify its shows as “A Netflix Original Series” but doesn’t like other shows to be associated with their networks.


ABC wants “Nashville” to become a multimedia property
The network hopes to make a lot of money from a concert special, the soundtracks and a three-city tour. “We’ve always regarded this as an opportunity for a larger franchise beyond a scripted TV show,” says exec producer Steve Buchanan.


“Saved by the Bell” creator is now an award-winning playwright
Sam Bobrick, 81, retired from Hollywood after “Saved by the Bell” ended in 1993: "I had always hoped that I'd be able to quit TV and concentrate on plays before I turned sixty," he says. "It seems so did the networks. So it worked out well for both of us."


Cinemax producers sue actress for refusing to film a nude sex scenes
Actress Anne Greene signed a nudity rider to appear in the 2011 series “Femme Fatales. But when it came time to film the scene, she refused, according to the lawsuit.


In defense of splitting up “Mad Men’s” final season
The concept of the season is evolving…


Patrick Duffy talks “Step by Step” and “Dallas”
Duffy still communicates with his former “Step by Step” co-stars Suzanne Somers, Staci Keanan and Christine Lakin, he reveals in a Reddit AMA. He even wrote a letter of recommendation for Keanan when she applied for law school.


“Justified” is proof that making quality TV is hard
But the FX series earned a pass on this disappointing season, says Tim Goodman, something that other shows can’t count on. PLUS: “Justified” isn’t broken.


Good riddance to Barbara Walters
Walters, says Alex Pareene, is "is a national icon and a pioneer, and probably as responsible as any other living person for the ridiculous and sorry state of American television journalism."


Letterman owns “The Late Show,” something that will never happen again
Even in 1993, when CBS gave David Letterman ownership rights via his Worldwide Pants production company, ownership was unheard of outside of Oprah.


National Constitution Center and Julia Louis-Dreyfus mock Rolling Stone’s “Veep” flub
The National Constitution Center in Philadelphia tweeted a photo of the founding fathers looking down at the Rolling Stone cover, while Louis-Dreyfus blamed “Veep’s” Mike.


See Sandra Oh’s “Grey’s Anatomy” farewell gift
A fan sent her a celebration of Cristina Yang.


This season’s “Wife Swap”-ers include Jermaine Jackson, Laila Ali, Robin Leach
Also, Eric Roberts, Tichina Arnold and “California Dreams” star Kelly Packard.


Heidi Klum under fire for having her “Germany’s Next Top Model” contestants wear redface
The German contestants were brought to Utah, where they were dressed as Native Americans.


More and more TV characters are watching other shows
“Parks and Rec,” “Trophy Wife” and “Happy Endings” have all name-dropped “Scandal.”


Recalling Sen. Al Franken’s “SNL” career
Franken’s work on “Saturday Night Live” spanned three decades.


Bob Saget banned his daughters from watching “Full House”
“I kind of forbid them to watch it… it was forbidden,” he says, adding that he couldn’t stand to watch a kids’ show after coming home from work. PLUS: 5 "Full House" revelations from Saget’s new memoir.

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'Justified’s' penultimate finale up vs. last year

“Justified’s” penultimate finale up vs. last year
About 2.37 million tuned in for the Season 5 ender, up 5% from last season.


Rolling Stone’s Julia Louis-Dreyfus cover mistake was deliberate
A Rolling Stone source tells AdWeek that John Hancock was wrongly signed on the U.S. Constitution “in the spirit” of the HBO comedy’s farcical tone.


TV series based on “Truman Show,” “Terminator” and Charles Lindbergh are in the works
Paramount TV is developing drama series based on the two hit movies, plus a limited series based on the A. Scott Berg biography of Lindbergh.


Is Cosmo’s “SNL” female cast member slumber party offensive?
Is the new issue's photo shoot a step back for women in comedy?


Bradley Whitford coming to “SVU”
The “Trophy Wife” star will guest as an accused child molester. PLUS: Ann Curry and Geraldo will also guest as themselves.


“Orphan Black” unveils Season 2 pics
See new character posters. PLUS: Tatiana Maslany on her favorite clone.

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Letterman and Lindsay Lohan phone Oprah

Letterman and Lindsay Lohan phone Oprah
Dave announces he's a Scientologist.


Julia Louis-Dreyfus’ naked Rolling Stone cover contains a major flaw
John Hancock never signed the U.S. Constitution!


Bill O’Reilly slams Stephen Colbert — is "Papa Bear" trying to get him the “Late Show” gig?
Last night’s “O’Reilly Factor” served only to bolster Colbert’s relevance, says James Poniewozik. “Make no mistake,” he says, "however much Colbert wants Letterman’s job and however much CBS wants him, making Colbert the subject of another public flame war only raises his profile higher than it already is. Is O’Reilly maybe trying to undermine Colbert, sending the signal that CBS will alienate conservative viewers if it hires Colbert? If so, I doubt that would work. Many conservatives have had it in for Letterman for years, and CBS gladly renewed him as long as he wanted to keep the job.”


E! to air a special devoted to Ryan Seacrest’s radio show
The April 23 special will celebrate Seacrest’s 10-year gig as host of “On Air with Ryan Seacrest."


Teresa & Joe Giudice will erase more than $13M in debt by paying $7,500 to their creditors
TMZ has uncovered documents showing the “Real Housewives” couple living a lavish lifestyle.


“Divorce Court” renewed through 2017
It’s TV’s longest-running court show.


Roseanne unveils skinnier new look for “Last Comic Standing”
Did Roseanne Barr drop all this weight for her return to TV?

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Drake will host the ESPYs

Drake will host the ESPYs
After hosting “SNL” in January, rapper Drake will helm ESPN’s annual awards show live on July 16.

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TV Land is rebooting 'Candid Camera'

TV Land is rebooting “Candid Camera”
Peter Funt, son of “Candid Camera” creator and original host Allen Funt, will co-host the 10-episode reboot this summer.


Barbara Walters confirms Joy Behar and Elisabeth Hasselbeck were booted from “The View”
In a Variety profile on her retirement, Walters says, “I don’t feel like I’m being pushed out. This was my decision.” But it wasn’t Hasselbeck or Behar’s decision to leave "The View." “These are not Barbara and Bill’s decisions,” Walters says. “The network is also involved. I think the feeling was if one went, both had to leave. We needed to shake things up.”


Watch last week’s entire “SNL” in 2 minutes from the audience’s perspective
“Saturday Night Live” has uploaded a time-lapse behind-the-scenes-video of Anna Kendrick’s entire show.


Lifetime’s “Relative Insanity" will lock family members in a room for 2 days
Two families will battle it out to see who can outlast and out-fox each other and earn a $25,000 cash prize.


“The Simpsons” launching on FXX with a 12-day, 522-episode marathon
“It will be the longest continuous marathon in the history of television,” says FXX boss Jon Landgraf.


FX boss: “True Detective” competing for Emmy’s Best Drama is “unfair”
Says John Landgraf: “My own personal point of view is that a miniseries is a story that ends, a series is a story that continues. To tell you the truth, I think it's actually unfair for HBO to put ‘True Detective’ in the drama series category because essentially you can get certain actors to do a closed-ended series, a la Billy Bob Thornton in ‘Fargo’ or Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson in ‘True Detective,’ who you can't get to sign on for a seven-year deal.”


Cobie Smulders will return to “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”
She’ll reprise her Agent Maria Hill role during May sweeps. PLUS: “S.H.I.E.L.D.” hits a new low.


Lindsay Lohan’s OWN reality show has lost nearly half its premiere viewership
About 390,000 watched this week’s “Lindsay."


“The Voice” is going on tour
The 31-city tour will include Season 5 winner Tessanne Chin, as well as Dia Frampton from Season 1 and Will Champlin.


“The L Word’s” Mia Kirshner headed to Netflix
She’ll be part of the psychological thriller from the “Damages” creators that stars Kyle Chandler.


Former Alabama QB AJ McCarron and “Splash” star Katherine Webb are making a reality show together
The engaged couple will have their lives chronicled as McCarron moves to the NFL, but their proposed reality show hasn’t found a network yet.


Jill Duggar is engaged
"19 Kids & Counting” will be adding a son-in-law to their clan.

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Amazon orders Ron Perlman’s 'House of God' and Adam Brody and Chloe Sevigny in 'The Cosmopolitans'

Amazon orders Ron Perlman’s “House of God” and Adam Brody and Chloe Sevigny in “The Cosmopolitans”
Perlman will play law-bending Judge Pernell Harris, with Dana Delany as his wife. “The Cosmopolitans” is from “Metropolitan” director Whit Stillman, about ex-pats in Paris.


Jon Hamm makes fun of his ‘90s dating show rejection
“And that’s how I met your mother,” he said on Craig Ferguson.


FX on the verge of renewing “The Americans”
FX chief John Landgraf also said at today’s upfronts that “Fargo” is "“one of the better things we’ve ever put on the network.”


Former “Dancing” host Samantha Harris will undergo a double mastectomy
Harris, 40, has been treated for breast cancer since last fall.


Nat Geo Wild renews Cesar Milian’s “Cesar 911”
“Cesar” had become the cable network’s 2nd highest-rated series.

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L.A. mayor phoned Les Moonves to get CBS’ post-Letterman show to move to Los Angeles

L.A. mayor phoned Les Moonves to get CBS’ post-Letterman show to move to Los Angeles
Mayor Eric Garcetti did Tuesday what his NYC counterpart did Monday. That follows a letter Garcetti sent last week, saying: "I am excited for the opportunity to encourage you to bring CBS’ next late-night show to our city — the entertainment capital of the world."


“Justified” boss reflects on Season 5
"It's so funny,” says Graham Yost, "because we were in this position in season 3, where people liked the season but weren't loving it. Although, I gotta tell ya, there are some people who think this is our best season, and I choose to listen only to them. (laughs) Our biggest concern was not to repeat ourselves and not to make this the Bennetts, part two — to make the Crowes a distinct family. What we got with the actors gave us that. It was a different constellation.” PLUS: The last two seasons are meant to be one big season, why Ava was in prison the entire season, the season finale was predictable yet fun to watch, it deftly set up the final season, and the final season looks very promising.


“SNL” made a special goodbye "Wig" T-shirt for Kristen Wiig
Seth Meyers showed a Beatles-inspired T-shirt of all of Wiig's 19 wigs she wore during her seven seasons on "Saturday Night Live."


Remembering “Silicon Valley’s” Christopher Evan Welch, who died in December
Welch never lived to see the debut of his breakout role as angel investor Peter Gregory in the “Silicon Valley” pilot.


Watch the trailer for NBC’s “Undateable”
The comedy is from “Cougar Town” and “Scrubs” creator Bill Lawrence.


“Chicago Fire” boss: Why we keep killing off major characters
"You have to keep the audience honest,” says exec producer Matt Olmstead. "They can't be conditioned to think no one's ever getting killed on this show. ... You have to take the opportunity to show that there are risks on this job, there are risks in Chicago, there are risks on this show.”


Jimmy Fallon & Anne Hathaway sing Broadway versions of rap songs
It’s the latest "Tonight Show" viral video.

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NBC asking viewers to come up with better sitcom ideas

NBC asking viewers to come up with better sitcom ideas
The “NBC Comedy Playground” initiative will use crowdsourcing to find fresh sitcom ideas, with a panel of stars like Aziz Ansari, Mindy Kaling and Jason Bateman forming a panel to judge the entries.


“SNL’s” Fox News flub becomes true
On last week’s “Saturday Night Live” sketch spoofing “Fox & Friends,” Bobby Moynihan as Brian Kilmeade referred to the NCAA as the NAACP.  This morning on "Fox & Friends First,” host Heather Childers referred to the UConn Huskies as "NAACP national champs."


Naked Julia Louis-Dreyfus covers Rolling Stone — with the constitution tattooed on her back
"In my defense, 'I was in a drunken stupor,” the “Veep” star says of the racy cover.


Mindy Kaling on “Shameless” entering Emmy’s Best Comedy race: A comedy should contain jokes
Kaling, “Parks and Rec’s” Adam Scott, Jenna Elfman, “About a Boy’s David Walton and Andy Samberg talked comedy today at NBC Universal’s press day.


Jimmy Fallon is finally going on vacation after 8 straight weeks of “The Tonight Show”
Next week, NBC will re-air Fallon’s entire “Tonight Show” premiere week.


Seth Rogen jumps in the air for his "SNL" promos
Watch his promos with Aidy Bryant.


Marvel’s movie approach may have been inspired by TV
The slew of Marvel movies seems to be using the serialized approach that television is thriving on these days. But oddly enough, Marvel isn’t doing so well with its TV show “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D."


The secret to Letterman’s comedy? His boredom!
That’s the theory posed by Joshua Rothman: "Dog people, who seek out affability and enthusiasm in their late-night hosts, gravitate toward Jay Leno and Jimmy Fallon, hosts who tumble down the driveway, eager to please. Cat people, by contrast, like Letterman, because he’s prickly, indifferent, and mysterious. Staring down at his blue index cards, chuckling ominously to himself, Letterman doesn’t seem to care about being funny. Instead, he seems frustrated, distracted, and maybe even a little bored. Nonfans find this off-putting. But Letterman’s boredom—his reticence or, on a good day, his guarded enthusiasm—is the secret to his comedy. In fact, it’s been his main theme for more than thirty years.” PLUS: Every Letterman junkie knew Dave would retire on a whim, Questlove says Letterman made New York cool, and listen to Dave’s 1969 college radio show.


“House of Cards” creator has no idea how many people watch his show
“I don’t know how many people have watched ‘House of Cards,’ says Beau Willimon, "I don’t know the demographics, I don’t know when they watch it, I don’t know how many episodes on average they watch in a row,” he said in an interview. “I don’t have access to any of that any more than you do, and I’m grateful for that too, because I don’t have to respond to it.” PLUS: What about a “Veep” crossover? “If we could get Kevin and Julia on the screen at the same time, that would be electric,” says Willimon.


“Family Ties” alum Michael Gross is headed to “Suits”
He’ll play the founder of a DVD distribution company.


“New Girl” books alums from “The Office” and “Reno 911!”
Oscar Nunez and Kerri Kenney will appear in the season finale.


Ex-“Seinfeld” writer Carol Leifer recalls pitching ideas to Larry David
"Pitching your ideas at ‘Seinfeld' was tough,” she says in her new memoir. "Especially getting Larry David to bite. Larry had this physical tic when he was bored: he’d stretch his shoulder down from his neck and then move his arm around in a circle, looking like he was in pain. I’d pitch, Larry would listen while doing a lap with his shoulder, then at the end he’d often just shake his head and declare: 'No, I don’t love that one.’"


Check out Kevin Hart and his ABC sitcom pilot family
Comedy Central roaster Jeffrey Ross and “Weeds” alum Romany Malco are among the cast for Hart’s comedy pilot loosely based on his life.


Read Andy Cohen’s “Peanuts” forward
The Bravo star wrote the intro the new book “Peanuts Guide to Life,” a collection of the best Charlie Brown comic strips.


CNBC orders “Restaurant Kickstart” and “Filthy Rich Guide”
“Restaurant Kickstart” will challenge contestants to launch a pop-up restaurant with $7500.


Disney Junior animates a double amputee character
“Doc McStuffins” will reveal the character of Wildlife Will, who has no legs.


“Orphan Black’s” Season 2 changes include shooting outside more
Shooting in warm weather allowed the BBC America drama to get away from its urban feel.


Watch Amy Poehler talk “Broad City” in Cannes
"I think there's a universality about young people's ability to tell when something isn't authentic,” Poehler said at a panel for the MIPTV conference.


Food Network and HGTV are doing a TV crossover, via their magazines
The May issue will feature coordinated covers and content.


What it’s like to teach a “Mad Men” college course
Whitman College prof Anne Helen Petersen’s course "Mad Men: Media, Gender, Historiography” requires each student to watch two to five episodes before each class. PLUS: Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about “Mad Men” hair.


“Trophy Wife” tonight spoofs “Scandal”
Watch Marcia Gay Harden channel Olivia Pope on tonight’s episode.


“The View” shouldn’t become Barbara Walters’ biggest legacy
Don’t forget that Walters was a trailblazer in TV news.


Oxygen is now exclusively targeting women, 18-34
Oxygen found that this millennial audience demands programming that’s diverse. “These people want to see themselves reflected on screen,” says the head of Bravo and Oxygen, and “the opportunity for Oxygen is huge.”


Bravo cancels "Princesses: Long Island"
The controversial reality show caused quite a stir in the real Long Island.


How to survive a “Colbert Report” interview
Lesson No. 1: Don’t try to be funny.

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'Glee' enlists Shirley MacLaine

“Glee” enlists Shirley MacLaine
She’ll appear in a multi-episode arc New York socialite intent on turning Blaine into a superstar.

“Single Ladies” uncanceled
BET’s “Centric” has ordered a 4th season of the VH1 series that was canceled in February.


50 Cent made a music video for his Starz drama “Power,” which premieres on a Saturday in June
Starz also unveiled the key art for “Power,” which will be promoted with 50 Cent’s “Big Rich Town” video.


“America’s Got Talent” will allow judges to save an act
Each judge will get to use the “golden buzzer” for the season. Contestants can also be put through a “boot camp” in front of a live audience.


Linda Hamilton joins “Defiance”: Watch the Syfy drama’s Season 2 trailer
Hamilton will play Graham Greene’s estranged wife.

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