Maksim: 'I’m done dancing' on 'Dancing with the Stars'

Maksim: “I’m done dancing” on “Dancing with the Stars”
"I feel like it's time,” Maksim Chmerkovskiy said of opting not to dance on the ABC reality show anymore, adding: "When I came back to the show, it was not the same -- I was different, probably.”


“Brooklyn Nine-Nine” books Kyra Sedgwick as deputy chief
She’ll play Andre Braugher’s longtime rival in two episodes.

'The Bachelorette' finale down 15% from last year

“The Bachelorette” finale down 15% from last year
Meanwhile, "Running Wild With Bear Grylls” had the summer’s No. 2 reality debut after ABC’s “Rising Star."

 

“The Bachelorette’s” greatest moment: When runner-up Nick revealed he “made love” with Andi Dorfman?
As Kate Dries, the show never goes there when it comes to sex: "Call it televised heartbreak, call it televised slut-shaming, call it whatever you want, but to speak in Chris Harrison-approved superlatives, Monday evening's episode of The Bachelorette provoked more response than any moment on the show ever. And all because the contestants talked what they're not supposed to talk about: the sex stuff.” PLUS: Juan Pablo winner Nikki Ferrell blasts “The Bachelorette” producers on Twitter.


“Dancing’s” Mark Ballas & Derek Hough to star in “Mark & Derek’s Excellent Flip”
Their HGTV reality show will follow the dancers as they renovate houses and flip them for a profit.


“Sesame Street” may take legal action against Times Square Muppets
“Elmo” and “Cookie Monster” impersonators have been busted in recent years shoving pedestrians and going on anti-Semitic rants.


“Southland” sued for using a real autopsy photo in opening credits
The mother and sister of a man who was murdered claim the canceled police drama used their dead relative’s autopsy photo without permission.


Ron Livingston joins AMC’s “We Hate Paul Revere”
He’ll play the legendary Revolutionary War figure.


Check out Matt Lauer and Al Roker on “Sharknado 2”
"I'm really nervous about this,'' Roker says. "In fact, I'm downright scared."


“Arrow” casts Wildcat
J.R. Ramirez will play Ted “Wildcat” Grant, a member of the Justice Society for America.


Watch Bear Grylls help Zac Efron become a man in the wilderness
Check out the debut of NBC’s “Running Wild.”


“Revenge” adds a “black sheep” from “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”
Elena Satine will recur next season as the daughter of a wealthy Southern family.


Inspired by Kim Kardashian, Stephen Colbert pitches his own iPhone game
Its name: “I’d Tap That.”


What if “Game of Thrones” stars Maisie Williams and Gwendoline Christie swapped heads?
Here’s what “Arya Stark” would look like if she were 6-foot-3.

Kiefer Sutherland’s rep responds to Freddie Prinze Jr.’s allegations

Kiefer Sutherland’s rep responds to Freddie Prinze Jr.’s allegations
"Kiefer worked with Freddie Prinze, Jr. more than 5 years ago, and this is the first he has heard of Freddie's grievances," Sutherland's rep said in a statement. "Kiefer enjoyed working with Freddie and wishes him the best.” PLUS: According to TMZ, Kiefer was drunk, temperamental and got people fired while working with Prinze.


Queens merchant: “Unforgettable's” simulated blast ruined my business
A Queens Indian food shop agreed to allow the CBS drama to set off an air canister inside the store earlier this month. But owners never imagined that the explosion would cause widespread damage that still hasn’t been fixed.


“Manhattan” debuts to fewer viewers than “Salem”
About 1.8 million watched the WGN America drama, which was simulcast on 33 Tribune affiliates.


Has “The View” found a Latina co-host?
L.A. TV news personality Lauren Sanchez will get a tryout on Wednesday. PLUS: Sherri Shepherd joins “Ride Along 2."


Rachelle Lefevre: CBS had me wear nipple covers for “Under the Dome” Season 2
She tells Letterman her “high beams” last season had to be edited out by the show’s special effects team.


Did “The Leftovers” go too far?
A brutal scene from this week’s episode had one writer saying, “enough, already.” PLUS: In praise of Ann Dowd’s subtle, powerful performance.


Recalling Comedy Central’s 1-season wonders
Remember “Straight Plan for the Gay Man” starring Rob Riggle and “I’m with Busey”?


Food Network premieres "Eating America With Anthony Anderson”
The “Black-ish” star is the latest to sample the nation’s food.


“Masters of Sex” reaches a new level of greatness
“Fight” was the Showtime series’ finest episode yet, evoking “Mad Men’s” “The Suitcase” episode. PLUS: Beau Bridges has the best gay character on TV.


“Blossom,” now showing on the Hub network, proves to be mature beyond its years
As Willa Paskin notes after recently watching the Hub network reruns, "Blossom is good, sensible, grounded, loveable, wise beyond her years. That is to say that she is the exact character that current conventional wisdom says it is both difficult and potentially boring to build a show around.”


VH1 renews “Hit The Floor”
The LA Devil Girls will be back for a 3rd season.


Lifetime investigates “The Choking Game” phenomenon
Watch highlights from the new teen scare classic.


Walt from “Lost” has a hit song
Malcolm David Kelly is one-half of the group MKTO.


Did a 1979 “Rockford Files” episode inspire “The Sopranos”?
David Chase penned the mafia-themed December 14, 1979 episode, “Just a Coupla Guys."


Taylor Schilling celebrated her 30th birthday with “OITNB” castmates
Unlike her Netflix character, Schilling celebrated in style.


Scott Caan becomes a dad
The “Hawaii Five-0” star welcomed a girl earlier this month.

'Once Upon a Time' casts Prince Hans, adds John Rhys-Davies for a 'Frozen' role

“Once Upon a Time” casts Prince Hans, adds John Rhys-Davies for a “Frozen” role
"Shameless" alum Tyler Jacob Moore will play the “Frozen” prince, while Rhys-Davies will voice the role of Pabbie the Troll King.

Cuba Gooding Jr., Michael Madsen, Keith David join a Comedy Central series

Cuba Gooding Jr., Michael Madsen, Keith David join a Comedy Central series
"Big Time In Hollywood, FL” will have Gooding playing a fictionalized version of himself, Madsen as a P.I. and  David as a federal agent.


“New Girl” nabs “Veep’s” Reid Scott
He’ll be the guy whom Zooey Deschanel and Jessica Biel battle over.


John Oliver responds to the Thailand government's threats against him
“Let’s burn some more bridges,” he said on “Last Week Tonight.”


Dunkin Donuts to sell Shark Week donuts
Check out special donuts made to look like a life preserver.


George R.R. Martin to “South Park” creators: "I am not obsessed with weenies”
“I’ve been told that my character on 'South Park' is obsessed about weenies,” he said at Comic-Con. “I have to deny this as a scurrilous rumor. I have nothing against weenies. Weenies are fine, but I am not obsessed with weenies. I am definitely on the boobies side of the equation… Boobies, not weenies.” PLUS: Martin weighs in again on that controversial “Game of Thrones” scene, watch this year’s “GoT” Comic-Con panel Part 1 and Part 2, Maisie Williams wore a Spider-Man mask, Bradley Cooper didn’t like one aspect of the finale, and why did “GoT” cut the most feminist plotline from next season?


Meet Seth Meyers’ “Awesome” new cast members: Amy Poehler, Will Forte, Maya Rudolph
All three are lending their voices to Season 2 of “The Awesomes,” the Hulu animated series from the “Late Night host."


David Duchovny: By promoting Russian beer, I’m not promoting the Russian government
"I am proud of my Russian, Ukrainian, Scottish and Polish heritage as I am proud of my American heritage,” he says. "But being proud of one's ancestry is not a political statement on any current government or public policies."


Comedy Central announces an improv show based on viewer tweets
Paul Scheer will the six-episode “CC: Social Scene” in which comics perform sketches based on Twitter suggestions.


What would “Seinfeld” and other sitcoms be like with the jokes removed?
Here are “Seinfeld,” “Friends” and “The Big Bang Theory” with no jokes, all plot.


“True Blood’s” big reveal, explained
"We didn’t really want to create a whole new Big Bad for this season.,” says Angela Robinson, who wrote last night’s episode.


Showtime to air a David Bowie documentary
“David Bowie: Five Years” premieres on Friday.

Jay Leno returns to NBC as a 'Last Comic Standing' mentor

Jay Leno returns to NBC as a “Last Comic Standing” mentor
The former “Tonight Show” host shows up on this week’s episode.

CBS moves 'Extant' to a later timeslot after weeks of ratings declines

CBS moves “Extant” to a later timeslot after weeks of ratings declines
Starting this week, the Halle Berry drama will be shown at 10 pm Wednesdays after “Criminal Minds” repeats. PLUS: Michelle Obama confirmed to L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti that Malia secretly worked on “Extant."


Freddie Prinze Jr. hated working on “24” with Kiefer Sutherland
"I did '24,' it was terrible,” he tells ABC News. "I hated every moment of it. Kiefer was the most unprofessional dude in the world. That's not me talking trash, I'd say it to his face, I think everyone that's worked with him has said that… "I just wanted to quit the business after that. So, I just sort of stopped."


“Orphan Black’s” Tatiana Maslany was also moved to tears at Comic-Con
A fan credited Maslany with helping her come out, which made the actress emotional.


Guillermo del Toro explains last night’s “The Strain” “WTF?” moment
“It’s the thing that tells you these are not sexy vampires,” he says. “Don’t expect any ‘action.’”


Rob Lowe is the "king" of Shark Week
Watch Lowe’s bonkers “So Sharkey” promo.


A Homer Simpson Hologram appeared at Comic-Con
Watch a virtual Homer walk on stage. PLUS: British TV apologizes over Krusty the Clown saying “bastard."


The Situation ordered to anger management in plea deal over assault on his brother
The former “Jersey Shore” star will have to complete 12 weeks of anger management.

'Glee’s' Lea Michele: I’m headed to 'Sons of Anarchy'

“Glee’s” Lea Michele: I’m headed to “Sons of Anarchy”
"I'll be appearing on an episode of my favorite show @SonsofAnarchy!,” Michele tweeted this morning. She didn't reveal what she will be playing. UPDATE: Kurt Sutter responds: "I'm working on the dance number right now!" UPDATE 2: Michele will play a truck stop waitress who connects with Gemma.

USA picks up Carlton Cuse’s 'Colony' alien drama pilot

USA picks up Carlton Cuse’s “Colony” alien drama pilot
The pilot from Cuse and Ryan Condal revolves a family trying to survive after an alien invasion wiped everybody else out.


Sarah Palin launches the “Sarah Palin Channel” on the web
The $10/month subscription channel "is a news channel that really is a lot more than news,” the former vice presidential candidate promises.


Have we reached retro TV overload?
So many classic TV shows are available these days, as The NY Times notes: "All this retro TV is too much of a good thing, or, more correctly, too much of a thing that wasn’t really as good as memory makes it seem. It’s fine to pay respect to the shows of yore, to acknowledge and admire them for delineating and expanding the form and so on. But to actually watch 50-year-old shows all day? I’d rather rip out my eyeballs."


“Orange is the New Black” adds a “Fringe” alum
Blair Brown is joining the Season 3 cast in a role that’s being kept under wraps.


“Sons of Anarchy” creator teared up at Comic-Con
Watch Kurt Sutter get emotional after exec producer Paris Barclay expressed his and the cast’s appreciation for him.


“The Good Wife” is bringing back Mike Colter
He’ll reprise his role as troublemaker Lemond Bishop next season.


ABC refused to air a “Sin City” trailer where Eva Green “appears to be naked”
The racy trailer shows Green in a sheer, white nightgown.


President Obama’s former press secretary to visit Letterman
Jay Carney, who stepped down as White House press secretary last month, will be Dave’s guest on Wednesday.


David Duchovny is starring in a Russian beer ad
In the ad for Russian-made beer Siberian Crown, Duchovny contemplates his life if he had been born in Russia.

'Sons of Anarchy' boss: There will be no spinoffs, but a prequel is still a possibility

“Sons of Anarchy” boss: There will be no spinoffs, but a prequel is still a possibility
“I think spinoffs work well on procedural dramas, which this clearly is not,” Kurt Sutter said at Comic-Con. PLUS: A “Sons of Anarchy” novel is coming soon.


Nicki Minaj to guest on Cartoon Network’s “Steven Universe”
Check her out as one-eyed creature Sugilite.


“The Following” reveals an alternate Season 2 ending at Comic-Con
Producers also talked about how Season 3 will be a complete reboot, mostly set in NYC.


What it’s like inside Homer Simpson’s head
FXX brought a giant version of Homer’s head to Comic-Con.


Watch the “Person of Interest” Season 4 trailer
Here’s the first look at Season 4, from Comic-Con.


Piper Perabo marries “Covert Affairs” exec producer
The “Covert Affairs” star tied the knot with her longtime boyfriend Stephen Kay yesterday in NYC.