“24: Live Another Day’s” finale pulled in more viewers than the “24” series finale
Thanks to DVR viewers, the “24:LAD” ratings has gone up to about 10.7 million.
Report: “True Detective” Season 2 was written with Vince Vaughn in mind
In fact, Vaughn and “True Detective” creator Nic Pizzolatto have previously worked together, but only briefly, according to Deadline. Pizzolatto was the original writer for Vaughn’s film reboot of “The Rockford Files,” which he had to exit due to his “True Detective” commitments.
NBC renews “Welcome to Sweden”
The sitcom from Amy Poehler and her brother Greg has been picked up for a 10-episode 2nd season. Despite low ratings, "Sweden" has been big among affluent viewers.
CBS pulls “Extant’s” finale from premiere week, expands “Survivor’s” premiere to 90 minutes
The Halle Berry drama will wrap one week early due to disappointing ratings. “Big Brother’s” finale has also been changed to 90 minutes.
“SNL”-themed products are going on sale: From talking Stefon Doll to peanut butter Schweddy Balls
“Saturday Night Live:” has partnered with It’Sugar to sell more than 50 “SNL”-inspired products, from Gilly Sour Gummy Hearts to Debbie Downer hand sanitizer. Products go on sale Sept. 13. PLUS: “SNL” embracing commercial tie-ins for Season 40.
Why “Big Bang” stars deserve even more money — and why they’re each making less than “Friends” cast’s $1 million an episode
Adjusted for inflation, the “Friends” cast’s $1 million an episode is worth $1.3 million in today’s dollars. Which means “The Big Bang Theory” stars are making much less than each of the “Friends” cast members. And with “Big Bang” CBS’ only big comedy hit, as Josef Adalian points out, "'Big Bang' is arguably more important to the Eye than either ‘Friends' or ‘Seinfeld' were to NBC.”
“Arrow” books “Medium’s” David Cubitt as The Manhunter
He’ll guest in the important role of Mark Shaw.
Canada’s prime minister unfollowed Homer Simpson on Twitter
Stephen Harper unfollowed Homer after the CBC revealed that “The Simpsons” patriarch was one of 223 people the prime minister followed on Twitter.
Elisabeth Moss: Even the men cried during “Mad Men’s” final days of filming — except Jon Hamm
"The last three days were kind of like a funeral," Moss says. "It was just everybody crying all day long -- these big, giant men bursting into tears.”
Netflix exec on “Arrested Development” Season 5: "It's just a matter of when"
Chief content officer Ted Sarandos is “positive” that “Arrested Development” will be back, but the cast scheduling has to be sorted.
"The Bachelor Australia” has already gone with a minority Bachelor in Season 2
The current Australian “Bachelor” is half black/half white.
“Justified’s” Joelle Carter to visit “Constantine”
She’ll play a damaged ex-model who’s married to a rock star on the NBC series.
“The Strain” is even more relevant with Ebola in the news
Why it’s the "show for our Ebola jittery moment.”
“SNL’s” booted John Milhiser: I felt “the least funny" this past year
Milhiser and “SNL” newbie Sasheer Zamata talked about their rookie year at an Upright Citizens Brigade event.
What TV can teach the struggling music industry
Like TV, the music industry needs to appeal to adults with more complex content.
“Breaking Bad’s” Vince Gilligan has his own Topps baseball card
Gilligan’s storyboard cards also got the Allen & Ginter card treatment.
Sonia Braga is headed to “Royal Pains”
She’ll play Divya’s former mother-in-law and grandmother to her baby.
“Brady Bunch” mom Florence Henderson pitches herself for “SVU"
“Maybe I could be Mariska Hargitay's mother or grandmother,” says the “Law & Order” fan.
“The Awesomes” is almost the perfect companion piece to “Guardians of the Galaxy”
The Seth Meyers co-created Hulu cartoon is back with Season 2.
Watch Dan Harmon’s "return" in a “Community” DVD extra
The Season 5 DVD set is due out Tuesday. PLUS: Jim Rash wants a “Game of Thrones” parody.
“Boardwalk Empire’s” Brian Geraghty joins “Chicago PD”
He’ll be partnered with Marina Squerciati next season.
Shark Week parodies abound: From Comedy Central’s Shart Week to Logo’s Snark Week
There’s also Bark Week from Hub Network, Big Cat Week on Nat Geo, Weather Channel’s Tornado Week and Sportsman Channel’s Aporkalypse.
“Sirens” cop gets a promotion
Josh Segarra will become a series regular next season.
“Jeopardy!” teen tournament ended in a 2-way tie
Because it was the last day of the tournament, there had to be two winners.
Piers Morgan to Larry King’s wife: “Tell him it's over, he can stop being a bitch now”
Shawn King has now entered the Larry-Piers war of words, prompting Morgan to tweet: "if Larry can't fight his own battles, tell him to stop being such a graceless old toad."
Check out the trailer for Showtime’s “L Word Mississippi”
"L Word Mississippi: Hate The Sin” tells the story of lesbians living in the deep South.
HBO tonight presents "Nixon By Nixon: In His Own Words”
With the anniversary of Nixon’s resignation looming, HBO presents a documentary on the former president’s tapes that will leave you “alternately gasping aloud, chuckling and groaning.”
Kelsey Grammer and Martin Lawrence's “Partners”: How did this get on FX?
That’s what Brian Moylan is asking: "You know how in the 90s (or in 2014 on CBS) they used to make sitcoms with big stars, laugh tracks, hokey premises and jokes that even borscht-belt comedians thought were old? Well, FX, one of the hippest channels on the dial (oh my god, remember dials?!) just made one of those.” PLUS: It’s vexing like an out-of-tune guitar, and it’s a cynical, feckless money-grab by veteran talents who should know better.