Report: E! execs are worried about airing Chelsea Handler’s 1-hour 'Chelsea Lately' farewell live

Report: E! execs are worried about airing Chelsea Handler’s 1-hour “Chelsea Lately” farewell live
“They were nervous about handing 60 minutes of live TV to her, because she’s been unpredictable,” an E! insider tells the NY Daily News. “They are now discussing taping the last show in case it needs editing.”


Larry David talks about his Broadway play — and whether he’ll do more “Curb Your Enthusiasm”
On stage, David says he’ll be playing "somebody very similar to Larry David – it might even be Larry David with a different name.” As for “Curb,” David says he hasn’t ruled out another season. “But I’m not going to mentally do that to myself right now,” he said of making a decision about the cable series. “But if I did do another season, this play would push that schedule back.”


FCC investigating NBC’s “Miley Cyrus: Bangerz Tour” special
Only three people complained about the 4th of July special, yet the FCC will probe the broadcast anyway.


Will Arnett: “We are going to do more ‘Arrested Development’”
"Ted Sarandos and Netflix kind of let the cat out of the bag on that one,” Arnett said this morning on “Today." "It's something we all want to do so we're excited.”


Study: 31% of Netflix subscribers have watched “House of Cards,” 44% have ever watched “Orange is the New Black”
That’s according to a poll of 562 U.S. households.


Beyonce to receive the Vanguard Award at MTV VMAs
She’s also planning an “epic” performance.


USA’s “Dig” to move filming to Croatia
The Middle East series had to flee Jerusalem amid Gaza fighting.


Netflix passes HBO in subscriber revenue
The streaming video service last quarter earned $1.146 billion to HBO’s $1.141 billion.


James Cameron feared going on “The Tonight Show” more than diving into the deepest part of the ocean
“If something goes wrong on a dive it can be fixed, but if I screw up on TV I have to live with it the rest of my life,” he says.


Lester Holt played bass for Jimmy Fallon
The NBC News star was a guest of The Roots on “The Tonight Show.”


Ana Gasteyer will play a drama teacher on “The Goldbergs”
The “SNL” alum will guest along with Principal Stephen Toblowsky.


Lizzy Caplan recalls her 1st “Masters of Sex” love scene with Michael Sheen
Things did not go well, she tells Conan.

'Game of Thrones’' viewership has grown to a record 19 milllion viewers

“Game of Thrones’” viewership has grown to a record 19 milllion viewers
That’s accounting for DVR usage, repeat airings and streaming. PLUS: Check out the “GoT” subway map.


Aly Michalka joins “iZombie”
She’ll play Rose McIver’s best friend, a role played by somebody else in the pilot.


HBO’s “Westworld” adds Jeffrey Wright, Shannon Woodward and “Lost’s” Rodrigo Santaro
The sci-fi drama based on Michael Crichton’s 1973 futuristic theme park film from J.J. Abrams and Jerry Weintraub has hired six new actors.


“House of Cards” to interrupt Washington, D.C. traffic with fake motorcades
The Netflix series will spend all day Satruday “shooting ‘drive-bys’, b-roll, and a mock-motorcade scene” for Season 3.


Why “True Detective's” creator did not plagiarize
“Nic Pizzolatto was not taking a test. He was writing a fictional TV show,” says Dave Haglund, who adds: "He created a character who thinks much like (author Thomas) Ligotti thinks, and he had that character express ideas similar to the ones that Ligotti expounded upon in a work of philosophy—albeit an unusual one…” PLUS: Talk of “True Detective’s” “women’s problem” enrages Pizzolatto.


John Oliver found “an eclectic bunch” of writers by shaking up the hiring process
Oliver and his “Last Week Tonight” showrunner used two rounds of blind selection that resulted in a diverse range of applicants you would normally not get for a late-night writing job, including a former speechwriter for the Environmental Protection Agency.


Read all the e-mails Bill Nye sent to the White House
Including a science poem.


Santa Fe, New Mexico is spending up to $100K to woo “The Bachelor” — but won’t say if its offer was accepted
City officials are keeping mum so as not to reveal any possible spoilers.


Bob Barker recreated his famous “Happy Gilmore” fight scene for “The Bold and the Beautiful”
Watch the 90-year-old former “Price is Right” host punch out a guy.


“Orange is the New Black” creator wrote a superhero pilot for Busta Rhymes
That’s one of the revelations from this 3,000-word profile on Jenji Kohan, who spent years before breaking out with “Weeds” working on shows from “Gilmore Girls” to “Tracey Takes On” while writing pilot scripts that went nowhere.


Samantha Bee and Jessica Williams chat about their experience on “The Daily Show”
What’s it like working with Jon Stewart? How do they stay comfortable doing field pieces?


Why Elisabeth Moss should reject “True Detective”
She already did similar work recently on Jane Campion’s "Top of the Lake.”


Here are the 40 most Atlanta things about HBO's “Hard Knocks’” Falcons season premiere
They include No. 13: "The Real Housewives of Atlanta’s (and DE Kroy Biermann’s wife) Kim Zolciak Biermann, watching herself on TV.”


Ovation orders “Raidars of the Lost Art”
The new show will use re-enactments and archival footage to document famous pieces of art that have gone missing.


Adrienne Maloof: I’m coming back to “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills"
Maloof hopes to “mend things” with several cameo appearances.


“Weird Al” once played “Wheel of Fortune” with Little Richard and James Brown
Plus, Lee Greenwood.


“Person of Interest” casts a new captain for Fusco
"Lie to Me” alum Monique Curnen will play Captain Felicia Moreno.


DirecTV picks up BBC’s “Uncle”
The BBC3 family comedy revolving around an out-of-work musician debuts on DirecTV’s Audience Network on Oct. 14.


Why can’t Ricky Gervais leave “The Office’s” David Brent alone?
Bringing back his famous character feels like sullying a great show.


“Sleepy Hollow” transformed downtown Wilmington, North Carolina into a war zone
Crews spent all day today filming war scenes in the heart of the city.


“12 Monkeys” rounds out its cast
Four actors have joined the Syfy series.


Breckin Meyer: Mark-Paul Gosselaar and I talk “endlessly” about “Screech’s” tell-all on the “Franklin & Bash” set
“That guy is such a d*ck,” says Meyer in a joint interview with Gosselaar. PLUS: Gosselaar always dyed his hair blonde for "Saved by the Bell."


“OITNB” warden Alysia Reiner is filming “Hawaii Five-0”
She’s guesting as an FBI agent.


Adam Pally has become Hollywood’s “Go-To 'Bro'”
The 32-year-old married dad who stars on “The Mindy Project” admits: "I’m pretty bro-y.”


“Doctor Who” is planning more web-exclusive content
"I think we now have to accept that online stuff isn’t a spin-off anymore,” says Steven Moffat.


Rachel McAdams learns of her “Downton Abbey” ancestry on TLC
"Who Do You Think You Are?” reveals one of her ancestors was an English footman.


“Skin Wars” debuts with host Rebecca Romijn
The GSN game show gathers together the world’s best body painters.


“Big Brother” spawns “BB Comics”
Check out the “Big Brother” housemates in comic book form.


Epix looks back at the career of director Robert Altman
“Altman” tonight takes a linear approach to the life of the director of “Nashville,” “M*A*S*H” and “Gosford Park.”

James Van Der Beek joins the cast of 'CSI: Cyber'

James Van Der Beek joins the cast of “CSI: Cyber”
The former “Dawson’s Creek” star is returning to CBS just months after the cancelation of “Friends with Better Lives” to become a series regular on the  new “CSI” spinoff. Van Der Beek will play an FBI agent who’s an expert in battlefield forensics.


“The View's" new boss is from “The Rachel Maddow Show”
Longtime “View” producer Bill Geddie is set to be replaced by Bill Wolff, who currently runs Maddow’s MSNBC show.


“Married at First Sight” renewed
The FYI series has been granted a 2nd season of 11 episodes.

Tony winner Christian Borle is set to play Smee and Mr. Darling on 'Peter Pan Live!'

Tony winner Christian Borle is set to play Smee and Mr. Darling on “Peter Pan Live!”
This would be the 2nd NBC musical for Borle, who appeared in “The Sound of Music Live” last year. He also starred on “Smash."


“Sons of Anarchy” unveils a dark final season trailer
“We’re all in, brother…"


Billy Gardell to host "Monopoly Millionaires’ Club”
The “Mike & Molly” star will serve as host of a companion show to the new multi-state lottery game.


Fred Armisen forms Dead Men Walking, a supergroup with members of Guns N’ Roses and Stray Cats
Duff McKagan, Slim Jim Phantom will join The Living End's Chris Cheney and the Damned's Captain Sensible, plus The Alarms’ Mike Peters for a special performance at L.A.’s The Troubadour.


“Mad Men’s” Vincent Kartheiser secretly married “Gilmore Girl” Alexis Bledel 2 months ago
Kartheiser, 35, and Bledel, 32, who met on the set of “Mad Men,” tied the knot in California back in June.

Simon Cowell returning to American TV — British 'X Factor' to be shown on cable

Simon Cowell returning to American TV — British “X Factor” to be shown on cable
Mark Cuban’s AXS TV will show the 11th season of the hit competition series, which also stars fired Fox “X Factor” judge Cheryl Cole and “America’s Got Talent’s” Mel B.


Female YouTube comedian could replace Chelsea Handler on E!
The cable network has ordered a talk show pilot starring Grace Helbig, who has more than 1.8 million subscribers to her it’sGrace YouTube channel.


“Big Bang” cast returns to work
Kaley Cuoco this morning posted a photo from outside Warner Bros. Stage 25. "Happy happy! We're baaaaaaack!!!!!!!” she wrote.


Petition calls for “Weird Al” Yankovic to be next year’s Super Bowl halftime performer
Change.org user “Ed Ball” admits he was drunk when he submitted the petition, which has more than 5,000 signatures. He explains: “The theatrics alone would be hilarious and a welcoming change, and draw  a wider audience of fans that typically would not tune into the championship game or half-time show.”


Watch the 1st promo for "The Meredith Vieira Show”
“It doesn’t get better” is the theme of Vieira’s first promo.


Super Bowl champion, 3-time Olympic gold medalist among the new “Biggest Loser” contestants
Damien Woody, who won two Super Bowls with the New England Patriots, will be competing this season, as will former softball Olympian Lori Harrigan-Mack.


St. Vincent to take over Seth Meyers’ “Late Night” band for 2 nights next week
She’ll fill in for Fred Armisen, who’s been gone all summer shooting “Portlandia."


Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood to host the CMA Awards for the 7th straight year
“Carrie and Brad are unmatched as a hosting team,” says the CEO of the Country Music Awards.

Les Moonves: James Corden is 'one of the people we’re talking to' for the 12:30 spot

Les Moonves: James Corden is “one of the people we’re talking to” for the 12:30 spot
The CBS boss was asked by TMZ last night about the reports Corden was replacing Craig Ferguson.


Kevin Spacey transforms into “Veep's" Selina Meyer, Julia Louis-Dreyfus is "House of Cards'" Frank Underwood
The TV presidents swapped roles for the cover of EW.


Ryan Hansen to play Kate Walsh’s “sex buddy” on “Bad Judge”
Hansen is going from “Bad Teacher” to “Bad Judge.”


“Orange is the New Black” creator: Monica Lewinsky should "have a sense of humor about” us using her name as a “vulgar" joke
While Jenji Kohan responded to Lewinsky's Vanity Fair article, Natasha Lyonne said before an "OITNB" panel, "Hey, Lewinsky, we love you. Take it easy” and Taylor Schilling apologized “if you were offended.”


Read an oral history of “The Wonder Years”
Fred Savage and Danica McKellar recall the first time they met in this exhaustive oral history.


Tracy Morgan was more excited to get calls from LL Cool J and Busta Rhymes than from Obama
That’s according to “Chappelle Show” co-creator Neal Brennan, who tells Seth Meyers: “The fact that Tracy put LL Cool J and Busta Rhymes above the president let's me know that Tracy is back.”


Kate Burton will be back on “Grey’s Anatomy”
Ellis Grey will return next season via flashbacks.


Mischa Barton sometimes wishes she never did “The O.C.”
"It’s something I came so close to not doing,” she says. "I had a really great thing with film. People say be grateful for what you have but it certainly not the kind of thing I was expecting it to be…I’ve kind of seen it all.”


Watch the “Community” Season 5 blooper reel
Six minutes of hilarity.


“Girl Meets World” renewed
Disney Channel has ordered a 2nd season of the “Boy Meets World” spinoff.


See Chris Pratt’s high school yearbook photos
This is how Pratt actually looked like in high school — the “Parks and Rec” star was in his early-to-mid 20s when he played a teenager on “Everwood."


“Sesame Street” spoofs Comic-Con
Welcome to Numeric Con.


“The Flash” adding Girder
The CW is casting for the role of Tony Woodward, the steelworker who gets dunked in a vat of molten metal.

Hillary Clinton pays 'The Colbert Report' a surprise visit

Hillary Clinton pays "The Colbert Report" a surprise visit
Watch the former first lady name-drop with Stephen Colbert.


5 major new characters are joining "Glee's" final season
They include male and female twin Cheerios and a "football stud" who is "post-Glee gay -- no one messes with him about his sexuality because he will kick their asses if they do.”

FX’s 'Partners' has an okay debut

FX’s “Partners” has an okay debut
The Kelsey Grammer-Martin Lawrence debuted to a little over 1 million viewers.


James Corden: Another white guy getting a late-night gig
Even with Craig Ferguson endorsing a female as his “Late Late Show” replacement, CBS is apparently going with another white male host. As Kara Brown notes, "No one is arguing that he's not talented or capable, but why aren't we tired of this bullsh*t assumption that white men are the only people capable of hosting late night television shows?” PLUS: Comedian Julie Klausner goes on an anti-Corden rant, Corden has small shoes to fill when it comes to ratings, a primer on who is James Corden, and he is unavoidable in England and has 4.4 million followers despite rarely tweeting.


50 Cent’s “Power” has had the biggest black viewership among premium cable shows; "The Wire" No. 2
Here’s a list of what black people have watched on premium cable over most of the past decade.


Martha Stewart’s younger sister dies
Laura Plimpton, 59, who worked for Stewart’s lifestyle empire, reportedly suffered a brain aneurysm.


Alexander Payne’s “Nebraska” will be shown in color on Epix channel
The Oscar-nominated black-and-white film starring Will Fort, June Squibb Bruce Dern had a colorized version made for countries that forbade showing non-color programming.


Netflix got Chelsea Handler to moderate an “OITNB” panel
The free-flowing panel was set up directly after the cast appeared on Conan. PLUS: Uzo Aduba writes about her name and her long journey to success.


“Halt & Catch Fire” ends its 1st season with just 574,000 viewers
That’s the AMC series’ 2nd-worst viewership.


Chelsea Handler gets a positive portrayal in comic book form
A new biographical comic book leaves out some of the E! star’s controversies.


Why is “Big Brother” so boring this season?
There’s something lacking this year, and that is momentum. PLUS: Aaryn Gries gets engaged.


Comedy Central orders “Straight to Mouth” magic variety show pilot from Chris Hardwick
Comedian/magician Justin Willman will star in a variety show in which he will use magic and comedy to tackle various topics.


Here’s a rundown of all the “True Detective” rumors
From Season 2 having three leads to Season 2 having four leads.


HBO’s “The Brink” adds Jaimie Alexander
She’ll play a public affairs rep aboard an aircraft carrier on the HBO dark comedy.


George R.R. Martin addresses diversity on “Game of Thrones”
What about the black characters from the novels who don’t appear on the TV series?


Check out “Daredevil’s” Matt Murdock
The “Boardwalk Empire” star was captured filming scenes for his Netflix role.


Nickelodeon is developing shows for kids that could work on TV, mobile or the web
“Welcome to The Wayne,” released online Monday, is one such show that is trying to appeal to young viewers who don’t distinguish their many screens.


Terri Seymour is leaving “Extra”
Seymour, who famously dated Simon Cowell for six years, has seen her role diminished since “Extra” hired Miss USA 2012 Olivia Culpo.

'Big Bang Theory' to start production on Season 8 Wednesday now that Simon Helberg and Kunal Nayyar each have $70M deals

“Big Bang Theory” to start production on Season 8 Wednesday now that Simon Helberg and Kunal Nayyar each have $70M deals
Helberg and Nayyar were the final two holdouts, and there was even talk of moving forward without Howard and Raj, according to Deadline.

Larry David may be Broadway-bound

Larry David may be Broadway-bound
The “Curb Your Enthusiasm” star is set to make his Broadway debut in “Shiva,” according to Showbiz 411’s Roger Friedman.


Was “True Detective" plagiarized?
Nic Pizzolatto is being accused of lifting passages from author Thomas Ligotti to use in Rust Cohle’s monologues.


VH1 to air a “Dating Naked” wedding special
A man and woman will get married on the Aug. 21 episode while in the buff.


“Six Feet Under’s” Mathew St. Patrick is headed to “Sons of Anarchy”
Michael C. Hall’s HBO husband will recur as a character named Moses.


Sean Bean talks “Game of Thrones’” Jon Snow on Reddit
“I mean, how am I supposed to know?” PLUS: Bean writes “And f*ck Jon Snow."


See what Jimmy Kimmel’s 3-week-old daughter to his nose
“#Nosehickey.”


GSN’s “Skin Wars” is getting its own talk show
"Skin Wars: The Naked Truth” will be shown online after each episode.


Did “Bachelor in Paradise” edit a contestant to make it look like she was talking to a raccoon?
Was Clare the victim of reality TV editing? PLUS: Delving into the “largely nuts” cast.


TBS teams with Broken Lizard on a new comedy
The group behind “Beerfest” and “Super Troopers” is developing an adult-themed “Quality Time.”


MTV’s “Scream” pilot cast its victims
Its stars include Willa Fitzgerald from "Royal Pains.”


“The Simpsons’” Springfield gets the Lego treatment
A “Simpsons” fan built the entire city of Springfield out of Legos.


Check out Gwen Stefani in her 1st “Voice” poster
The No Doubt singer is standing in front of the other judges.


Syfy developing sci-fi novel “Old Man’s War” as “Ghost Brigades"
Oscar nominee Wolfgang Petersen will adapt John Scalzi’s novel about "“a 75-year-old who enlists into the Colonial Defense Force to fight a centuries-long war for man’s expansion into the cosmos.”