Viral Canadian astronaut’s book 'An Astronaut’s Guide To Life On Earth' to become an ABC sitcom pilot

Viral Canadian astronaut’s book "An Astronaut’s Guide To Life On Earth” to become an ABC sitcom pilot
Col. Chris Hadfield, who performed David Bowie’s “Space Oddity” aboard the International Space Station, is being turned into a comedy by “Sh*t My Dad Says” creator Justin Halpern.


Simon Cowell submits to the Ice Bucket Challenge
Watch the former “Idol” star get drenched aboard a yacht. PLUS: Watch
John Krasinski, Jared Padalecki, Katie Couric, Charlie Rose and Dave Grohl as “Carrie” do the Ice Bucket Challenge.


Kids re-enact “Game of Thrones,” “True Detective,” “Breaking Bad” and other adult dramas
Check out the kiddie version of Rust Cohle.


Richard Branson to visit “The Simpsons”
“Richard Branson is the Flanders to Mr. Burns,” says “The Simpsons” boss Al Jean. “He’s Mr. Burns’ nosy neighbor.”


Introducing "A Game of Thrones: The Board Game”
Check out a table-sized, hand made 3D recreation of the map of Westeros that took 150 hours to make. PLUS: Sophie Turner takes the Ice Bucket Challenge.


“Sons of Anarchy” theme song band is trying to crowdfund its debut album
The Forest Rangers have launched a PledgeMusic campaign.


“The Knick” goes up 18% in Week 2
The 2nd episode was watched by 600,000 viewers.


Shark Week scores big ratings among men and women
The most-watched Shark Week attracted 42 million total viewers.


“Pushing Daisies” kiss becomes a reality 5 years after cancelation
Lee Pace and Anna Friel recently reunited.


Watch the trailer for VH1’s “Drumline: A New Beat”
The sequel to 2002’s “Drumline” stars Alexandra Shipp.

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Bow Wow is the newest star of 'CSI: Cyber'

Bow Wow is the newest star of “CSI: Cyber”
Hip-hop artist and actor Shad Moss, aka Bow Wow, will co-star with Patricia Arquette and James Van Der Beek, playing Brody “Baby Face” Nelson, a hacker who’s been ordered by a judge to work with Arquette’s character “on loan.”

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NFL wants Super Bowl Halftime performers to pay to play

NFL wants Super Bowl Halftime performers to pay to play
The Wall Street Journal has asked Rihanna, Katy Perry and Coldplay — finalists for the 2015 Super Bowl — to pay to play. Reports the Journal: "While notifying the artists' camps of their candidacy, league representatives also asked at least some of the acts if they would be willing to contribute a portion of their post-Super Bowl tour income to the league, or if they would make some other type of financial contribution, in exchange for the halftime gig. The pay-to-play suggestion got a chilly reception from the candidates' representatives, these people said."


Bryan Cranston reunites with Aaron Paul and Julia Louis-Dreyfus in “Barely Legal Pawn"
Check out their spoof video for the TV Academy.


MTV renews “Finding Carter”
The teen drama has received a big DVR boost.


Nathan Fielder was once a psychic and spiritual healer named “Ronald Shoub”
The Comedy Central star talked about his fake website in an interview with Grantland’s Bill Simmons.


Screech punches a fan in new “Unauthorized Saved by the Bell” clip
Here’s the latest clip from the Lifetime movie.


“Brooklyn Nine-Nine” bringing back Patton Oswalt
He’ll reprise his role as Fire Marshall Boone.


“Arrow” casts Komodo
Matt Ward will play the notorious DC Comics villain, also known as Simon Lacroix.


Jimmy Kimmel, Jimmy Fallon, Stephen Colbert will present at the Emmys
They’ll join fellow late-night host Seth Meyers on Monday night.


“Will & Grace” artifacts join the Smithsonian’s gay rights collection
Original scripts and props from the NBC comedy will be part of the Smithsonian’s gay rights exhibit.


Bill Cosby “confronts” Jimmy Fallon for impersonating him
Watch Fallon imitate Cosby behind his back.


“Trophy Wife’s” Bailee Madison headed to “Mulaney”
She’ll play the daughter of a woman Mulaney is dating.

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FX renews 'The Strain' for Season 2

FX renews “The Strain” for Season 2
“I am thrilled!” Guillermo del Toro said of the pickup, which means his and Carlton Cuse’s neo-vampire bio-terror drama will be back next summer.

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'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' gets Adrianne Palicki to play Mockingbird

“Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” gets Adrianne Palicki to play Mockingbird
The “Friday Night Lights” alum will guest as the fan favorite on the season’s 5th episode.

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Amy Poehler: 'My whole life changed once Don Pardo said my name'

Amy Poehler: “My whole life changed once Don Pardo said my name”
“I will really miss that kind and talented man,” Poehler said in a statement, one of a number of "SNL" alums remembering the longtime "Saturday Night Live" announcer. PLUS: Watch Pardo’s greatest “SNL” moments, and read more tributes from Ana GasteyerColin Jost, Chris Kattan, Dennis Miller, John Milhiser and Rachel Dratch.


Julianne Hough — “Dancing with the Stars” judge!?
TMZ reports that an offer has been made to make the former “Dancing” star a judge next season.


Watch Gary Busey’s bizarre “Celebrity Big Brother” entrance
“That was an experience and a half - don’t you just love live telly?” said presenter Emma Willis, who had to lead Busey up by the hand. PLUS: Watch Busey’s video intro.


Chelsea Handler is only taking 2 of her staffers to Netflix
According to the NY Daily News, Handler initially told all her “Chelsea Lately” staff that they’d come with her to Netflix.


Report: Katie Couric declined to guest co-host “Today” for 1 day
Page Six reports Couric wanted to guest-host for two weeks while Savannah Guthrie is on maternity leave.


Hulu renews “The Awesomes”
Seth Meyers’ animated comedy will return for a 3rd season.


Chuck Lorre will experiment by putting “Mom” reruns on TBS for 1 month
From Aug. 25 to Sept. 19, the Anna Faris comedy will be shown after reruns of “The Big Bang Theory.”


ABC’s “Selfie” pilot is now available for web streaming
The Karen Gillan-John Cho comedy is now posted on Hulu. PLUS: “Selfie” reviewed in hashtags.

Justin Hartley is the new Adam Newman on “The Young and the Restless”
Hartley is returning to daytime TV, replacing Michael Muhney, who was fired from the soap last year.


Nathan Fielder explains to Conan why he kept posting a old man porn on Instagram
“It’s just one of those unfortunae accidents…"


Watch the trailer for Syfy zombie drama “Z Nation”
Is this the next “Walking Dead”?


Roku unveils its own smart TVs
The streaming set-top box maker claims that these are the first streaming-first TV sets.


James Corden is coming back with “The Wrong Mans” Christmas specials
The rumored future “Late Late Show” host will have a pair of specials on BBC2 this Christmas.


William Hung is a married man
The famed “American Idol” reject actually tied the knot two months ago.


“Veep” director could become “Doctor Who’s” next sidekick
British comedian Chris Addison directed much of the 2nd season of the HBO series.


“Star Wars Rebels” will premiere with a 1-hour movie
“Star Wars Rebels: Spark of Rebellion” debuts Oct. 3.


TruTV orders 13 more “Hardcore Pawn” episodes
The 13 episodes amount to a backorder for this season.

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'SNL' announcer Don Pardo dies at 96 after a 70-year NBC career

“SNL” announcer Don Pardo dies at 96 after a 70-year NBC career
An NBC announcer since June 15, 1944, Pardo introduced nearly every “Saturday Night Live” episode -- he missed Season 7 and, when he was ill, Darrell Hammond filled in for him. Pardo also once got to hit on James Van Der Beek. He also was the first to announce on NBC that John F. Kennedy had been shot. PLUS: Lorne Michaels reacts: "I don't know what I'll do. It won't be the 1st time I've thought of it, and I've never had an answer." Also, "SNL"-ers past and present Seth Meyers, Bobby Moynihan, Jay Pharoah, Aidy Bryant, John Mulaney and Paula Pell paid tribute on Twitter.


David Letterman: "I knew Robin Williams for 38 years"
Letterman, who once guest-starred on “Mork and Mindy,” paid an emotional and heartfelt tribute to Williams, who was his guest about 50 times.


“Lost’s” Sonya Walger joins “Scandal”
Her role is being kept top secret.


“Rectify” renewed for Season 3
The SundanceTV series returns in 2015.

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Jimmy Kimmel takes the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge … down his crotch

Jimmy Kimmel takes the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge … down his crotch
“Oh, my God. This is terrible…My nuts are the size of raisinets right now.” PLUS: Allison Williams takes the Ice Bucket Challenge and Charlie Sheen inspires Jon Cryer.


Jon Hamm reacts to the unrest in Ferguson, where he spent part of his childhood
"There is no positive spin to this,” says the “Mad Men” star, who spent his childhood biking through the St. Louis suburb. "And no one is blameless."


“Masters of Sex” star: It’s “very surprising and shocking” this week's episode matched up with the events in Ferguson
The St. Louis-set show mirrored the Ferguson unrest with Episode 6.


This has been the summer of TV men with clenched jaws and downturned mouths
From “24’s” Jack Bauer to “Sharknado’s” Ian Ziering, this summer “male actors and even the occasional reality star have been putting on an unintentional clinic in how (and sometimes, how not) to look grim,” says Neil Genzlinger. "In one show after another, as an actor strains facial muscles to the breaking point, you can almost hear the director urging: 'Give me grim. No, grimmer. No, even grimmer.’"


One of “The View” finalists has no TV experience, and that’s freaking people out at ABC
A source says of October Gonzalez, wife of former NFL great Tony Gonzalez, “It’s freaking people out that she’s under serious consideration. We’re all for hot. We’re all for diversity. But we’re also for someone with a real shot at not flaming out after one season.”


Does “The Strain” choose to be boring?
The FX series is avoiding becoming “fun trash."


Matthew Weiner predicts “Mad Men” finale will be met with mixed reviews
"The road has been paved for a mixed review, no matter what,” he says.


Claim: Iggy Azalea is a “diva” on “House of Styles” set
"Iggy walked in with her entourage and wouldn't take her sunglasses off the whole time we were in the store shooting her," a source tells The Hollywood Reporter. "She had a complete scowl the whole time and never cracked a smile — unless the cameras were on. And the minute they stopped, it was back to scowling."


“The Hills” alum Stephanie Pratt joins “Celebrity Big Brother”
Other contestants include Angelique “Frenchy” Morgan from VH1’s “Rock of Love.” PLUS: Wedding reunites “Laguna Beach” stars.


All 20 “America’s Next Top Model” cycles, ranked
Tyra Banks is back tonight with Cycle 21.


Fox is working on a Franklin D. Roosevelt-WWII event series
The 10-hour limited series would be based on Doris Kearns Goodwin’s Pulitzer Prize-winning book “No Ordinary Time,” which chronicles FDR’s 3rd term as president.


“Big Brother” sued over its text message voting
CBS is accused of stealing a man’s patented voting system. PLUS: Why didn’t “Big Brother” enforce the “renom” rule?


See pics from “The Blacklist” Season 2
What are inside those envelopes?


Don’t blame Guy Fieri for the Food Network’s woes
The author of “Inside the Food Network” explains that the cable channel’s problems go beyond Fieri.


Arthur C. Clarke’s "Childhood’s End” to become a Syfy miniseries
The book by Clarke tells the story of a peaceful alien invasion that turns the planet into a near-utopia.


“SVU” books Teri Polo and Stacy Keach
They’ll play daughter and father.


Katharine McPhee spotted kissing her “Scorpion” co-star
Is the former “American Idol,” who’s in the midst of a divorce, in another kissing scandal?


An older “Dora the Explorer” goes “Into the City”
Nick catches up with Dora in tonight’s special.


“Revenge” casts Nestor Serrano as chief of police
He’ll be on Victoria’s side.


Watch the latest “Homeland” trailer
“It’s a job,” says Carrie.


"Once Upon a Time” is seeking Belle’s mother
“For the first time, we’ll delve into Belle’s past pre-the encounter with Rumple,” says exec producer Adam Horowitz.


Fox’s new late-night standup comedy show “Laughs” doesn’t pay its comics
The comedy showcase, which has aired in 11 markets since Aug. 2, has too small a budget to pay its performers.


“Episodes” adds Andrea Savage
The “Real Hotwives” star will play the new head of the network.


Why did “Arrow” change Felicity’s backstory episode title?
The title went from “Oracle” to “The Secret Origin of Felicity Smoak.”


HBO’s Pamela Smart documentary blames the media
“Captivated: The Trials of Pamela Smart” tells the story of the woman who had three teenage boys kill her husband.

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Fox passes on Tina Fey comedy 'Cabot College'

Fox passes on Tina Fey comedy “Cabot College”
The comedy about a women’s college that begins accepting men starring Margaret Cho is dead under Fox's new entertainment regime.


Craig Ferguson reacts to the events in Ferguson, Missouri
"Ferguson family motto is 'Dulcius ex Asperis' which means "Sweeter after Difficulties,’” tweeted "The Late Late Show" host. "I hope for the town of #Ferguson that this is true."


Bravo to re-air Robin Williams’ “Inside the Actor’s Studio” episode
The June 2001 interview will be shown on Thursday at 8 pm.


“The Odd Couple” nabs Leslie Bibb
She’ll recur as Lindsay Sloane’s sister.


TLC orders more Kate Gosselin specials
After a June special drew strong ratings, Gosselin will be back on TLC in December.


"Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” promoting Season 2 with a mysterious billboard
What message is the ABC series sending?


The Mountain from “Game of Thrones” wins Europe’s Strongest Man Competition
Hafþór "Thor” Björnsson came in 1st in three events in Europe's Strongest Man 2014 competition.


Jaime Ray Newman is headed to Amazon’s “Bosch”
The “Eureka" and “Eastwick” alum will join Titus Welliver as an attorney on his police detective series.

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Keanu Reeves is set to star in his 1st TV series

Keanu Reeves is set to star in his 1st TV series
Reeves would produce and star in “Rain” for Slingshot Global Media, playing "a half-Japanese, half-American contract assassin who specializes in taking out his targets by making it look like death by natural causes.”


NBC is making a pilot based on the movie “The Devil’s Advocate”
Based on the 1997 film starring Al Pacino, Keanu Reeves and Charlize Theron, the pilot would focus on a public defender who joins a law firm run by The Devil.


Parents TV Council warns MTV to avoid another explicit VMAs
The conservative watchdog doesn’t want to see anything like last year’s Miley Cyrus/Robin Thicke twerking performance.


Nick and Drew Lachey to star in A&E reality show “Lachey’s Bar”
A&E is following up on “Wahlburgers” with another show about famous brothers opening an eatery, this time in Cincinnati.


“Big Brother” hits a season high
Despite NFL preseason competition, last night’s show attracted 6.9 million viewers.

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