Eva Longoria is coming to 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine'

Eva Longoria is coming to “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”
The “Desperate Housewives” alum will play a defense attorney who catches the attention of Andy Samberg over the course of a three-episode arc.

“Touched by an Angel’s” Roma Downey is developing a guardian angels drama for NBC
Downey and her husband Mark Burnett are developing “Unveiled,” about a group of guardian angels who help people in a state of crisis.

NFL: “We have only ruled out Janet Jackson” for next year’s Super Bowl Halftime
The NFL was asked to confirm possible acts for next year’s halftime show. PLUS: Did the NFL leak Katy Perry, Coldplay and Rihanna's names to pressure one of them to blink and pay up?

FX’s “Partners” looks unlikely to get a 90-episode order after hitting a new low
The Kelsey Grammer/Martin Lawrence sitcom needs to do impressively in the ratings in its first 10 episodes in order to get an additional 90-episode order.

John Oliver is proving that fake news doesn’t need to use the “reassuring tropes” of “The Daily Show” and “Colbert Report”
"What the success of 'Last Week Tonight' suggests,” says Steve Almond, "is that American television viewers may finally be tired of the frantic bombast generated by the Stimulation Media. What’s more, after years of making do with the therapeutic jibes of Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert, they are finding in Oliver a figure more interested in making sense of the world than in making them laugh.”

The subject of “The Wolf of Wall Street” is writing a TV show about Wall Street excesses in the ‘80s
Jordan Belfort, whom Leonardo DiCaprio played on the big screen, “The idea was to come up with a show about that period with really interesting characters.”

"SNL" fired Don Pardo before Season 7 — he recently did his “SNL” announcing from a Tucson assisted living facility
James Andrew Miller, author of "The Complete, Uncensored History of Saturday Night Live,” recalls how Pardo didn’t think “Saturday Night Live” would last past its 1st season. He also notes that when a new producer took over “SNL” for one year in the early ‘80s, Pardo was let go in order to “blow up the show.” Miller also spoke to Lorne Michaels, who recalls hiring Pardo from a list of staff announcers. “I said, ‘Don Pardo?!’,” Michaels said, adding: “I was so excited by the possibility because he connected us really to the history of television. It turned out to be a fantastic ride, I think, because he was our connection to the beginnings of NBC.” PLUS: Here is “SNL” Tumblr’s tribute to Pardo, and Jimmy Fallon remembers Pardo.

Jon Stewart: I would ask “Daily Show” guests to read my movie script
J.J. Abrams and Ron Howard were among the guests who offered Stewart advice on  “Rosewater.” "They were both awfully gracious,” he says. "Basically, I would ask anybody who came on the show who is in the business, 'While you’re sitting here, would you mind…' (Laughs) I was that dick in a coffee shop with a script.”

Matthew Weiner: “Mad Men” on HBO would've been less sexy, more naked
Weiner said today in a Reddit AMA that he liked being on AMC when asked if his show would be different on HBO: "HBO has an insatiable appetite for nakedness and violence so there would have been a lot more of that. That may sound like a missed opportunity for some people but I have enjoyed the restrictions of basic cable. I think it has made the show strangely more sexy by implication and it was never going to be violent. The hero takes a nap in the first 15 minutes of the pilot.” PLUS: Weiner “was totally freaking out” when Paul McCartney said he watched “Mad Men” and Weiner took home Roger’s Bar.

Why don’t “Mad Men” star win Emmys?
The Emmy-nominated "Mad Men" stars' losses seem to make sense, especially when Jon Hamm lost to Bryan Cranston.

“The Shield’s” Kenny Johnson joins “Covert Affairs”
He’ll play a former CIA paramilitary operative in the 2nd half of the season.

Meet Olivia Benson’s new “SVU” protégé
Here’s your first look at Peter Scanavino in his guest role.

The real Alex from “Orange is the New Black” will tell the “wretched and stinky” truth in her book
Catherine Cleary Wolters, the inspiration for Laura Prepon’s character, says she’ll stick to real events, like her and Piper not actually having sex. The real events, she says, were "so wretched and stinky, it would quite possibly result in a collapsed universe. So I guess it’s a good thing Piper and Jenji (Kohan) stick with the fun little tidbits.”

“The Simpsons” FXX marathon begins Thursday morning: Here’s the schedule
Which are the best episodes to watch? PLUS: “Simpsons” writers will be live-tweeting during the marathon.

"Girls" star Adam Driver sees a connection between being a Marine and being an actor
"Obviously the stakes are different,” says the GQ cover boy. "You have to risk getting shot or killed in one and just embarrassed in the other.”

Why “SNL’s” Kate McKinnon is comedy’s next big superstar
After a little more than two seasons on “Saturday Night Live,” McKinnon looks poised to make it big. PLUS: Says McKinnon: "My favorite show on television of all time is 'The Bachelorette.’"

“SNL’s” Vanessa Bayer plays a tacky talk show host in Haim’s new music video
Bayer has gone from interviewing bands for “Sound Advice” to appearing in a music video.

“Breaking Bad’s” Bill Burr rants against the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
"At this point I’ve been challenged by three different f*cking people,” says Burr. “I love how it’s about the person. It’s not even about the disease. ‘Hey check out my wacky response to ice cold water over my f*cking head’ … I live in a desert. It’s a $500 fine if you waste water. I’m gonna do the $100 donation instead … Do you understand how precious water is to everyone around the world?” PLUS: “Glee” cast and “Game of Thrones’ Pedro Pascal also dump icy water over their heads.

Ellen Pompeo to produce a police drama for ABC
The “Grey’s Anatomy” star’s project will focus on a female cop who, after getting injured, becomes the police station’s psychologist.

Comedy Central is on a 9-show hot streak
From “Key & Peele” to “Inside Amy Schumer” to “Nathan For You,” Comedy Central has become one of the best networks over the past two years.

“Outlander” up in 2nd episode
The Starz series went from 721,000 to 900,000 viewers.

Erin Andrews: “Dancing with the Stars” dress rehearsals "would never be allowed on broadcast TV”
“Our dress rehearsals need to find their way on to cable television,” says the “Dancing” co-host. “They’re dirty. They’re nasty. They’re funny."

“Doctor Who” alum who helped inspire “Outlander” to guest on the Starz series
Frazer Hines was featured in the episode author Diana Gabaldon was watching when she decided to write the “Outlander” book series.

Kathy Griffin will have a “takeover on CBS” on Wednesday
She’ll be on “Big Brother” and Letterman.

“NCIS” books Stephanie Jacobsen
The “Melrose Place” alum will partner with and possibly romance Agent DiNozzo.

Jon Hamm and Daniel Radcliffe return for a 2nd season of "A Young Doctor's Notebook”
Airing tonight on Ovation, Maureen Ryan says of the brief series: "This British import is weird, slight and lovingly made, and perhaps most importantly, it's smart enough not to overstay its welcome."

Magicians battle it out on Syfy’s “Wizard Wars”
"The format doesn’t work, but the illusions do” says Neil Genzlinger of the new reality show premiering tonight. "It’s 58 minutes of pretty amusing magic, building to a two-minute letdown.” PLUS: Behind the scenes.

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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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