'The Wire' creator teams with Oprah on a Martin Luther King Jr. miniseries on HBO

“The Wire” creator teams with Oprah on a Martin Luther King Jr. miniseries on HBO
David Simon will oversee "America: In the King Years” with Oprah producing the miniseries based on the Taylor Branch book trilogy. Simon will reunite with “Treme” co-creator Eric Overmeyer in writing the “bible” for the entire miniseries.


Ty Pennington and Emeril Lagasse join TNT’s “On the Menu” from Mark Burnett
Pennington will host and Emeril will serve as “Menu Master” on the first reality cooking competition that will allow viewers the chance to taste the winning dish after every episode.


Listen to Common rap about The Red Wedding on the “Game of Thrones” mixtape
The “Catch the Throne” mixtape featuring hip-hop and Latin artists aims to bring more “multicultural” viewers to the HBO series.


VH1 orders a “Walk of Shame” reality show
“Walk of Shame Shuffle” follows a young entrepreneur who helps college students who’ve “overindulged” get home the morning after.


Selina Meyer is George Washington in “Veep” poster
Check her out crossing the Delaware.


How “True Detective” will end: Here are the 5 craziest theories
Is Woody Harrelson the killer? PLUS: 18 revealing screengrabs from this week’s episode.


Russian TV denies responsibility for cutting Jared Leto’s Ukraine reference from its Oscar broadcast
That part of Leto’s speech was missing when it aired on delay on Russian state TV on Monday.


“Party Down South” forced to leave Pensacola, Florida
The locals weren’t happy to be part of the raunchy CMT reality show.


Claim: “Bachelor” Juan Pablo lives in an apartment with his mom and dad
According to Life & Style, “The Bachelor” is broke.


Hugh Laurie: King of Mardi Gras
See the former “House” star as The King of Bacchus.


Netflix picks up new “Trailer Park Boys” episodes
The Canadian mockumentary series Seasons 8 and 9 will soon be available on the streaming service.

Read Full Post

Leah Remini gets her own reality show on TLC

Leah Remini gets her own reality show on TLC
The untitled reality show will emphasize the former “King of Queens” star’s Brooklyn roots as she lives with her family in L.A.


Whoopi Goldberg slams ABC for not allowing “The View” on the Oscar red carpet
"We are the only show -- and I hate to ring my own bell, but what the hell -- 'The View' is the only show that has an Oscar winner on the panel and I thought it was a crying shame that we weren't there,” she said, noting that other daytime ABC shows were represented, plus CBS’ “Rachael Ray.”


“Masterchef Junior” renewed for Season 3
Season 2 has yet to begin filming, but Fox has ordered an eight-episode 3rd season.

Read Full Post

Patricia Arquette to star in 'CSI’s' cyber crime spinoff

Patricia Arquette to star in “CSI’s” cyber crime spinoff
The former “Medium” star will play the special agent in charge of the FBI’s Cyber Crime Division.


Greta Gerwig has seen every “HIMYM” episode, and bonded with its cast
"They're so nice! I went and I hung out with all the cast and they were like, 'If you can be part of this world, it's crazy fun,'” says the independent film star. "They told me they believed in me, and it was really sweet."


NBC’s “Constantine” adds “Lost’s” Harold Perrineau and “True Blood’s” Lucy Griffiths
Perrineau will play an angel in the pilot about a reluctant supernatural detective.


VH1’s new reality shows include “White Girls of Rap,” "I ♥ Nick Carter” and DNA “Swab Stories”
VH1 will also go behind the scenes of a radio station in "This Is Hot 97."


“Today” inadvertently airs nudity from “The Grand Budapest Hotel”
Producers forgot to censor the black-and-white nude posters hanging on the wall in one scene.


Amy Poehler stars in Old Navy ads
“I’m basically the Daniel Day Lewis of commercials,” she says of her new series of commercials, which will have her playing different characters.


Betty White gets turned on by Jason Momoa on Conan
Watch what happened when Conan showed the former “Game of Thrones” star’s Men’s Health cover.


Watch Ellen's Oscar journey
Cameras followed Ellen DeGeneres, from preparation to hosting the Academy Awards.


“About a Boy’s” ratings go up with Episode 2
Up 18% from the pilot.


"The Tomorrow People" books Leven Rambin
The "Sarah Connor Chronicles" and "Grey's Anatomy" will make trouble in the final three episodes of the season.


“Psych’s” series finale aftershow gets a host
“Attack of the Show” alum Kevin Pereira will lead the discussion on the one-hour March 26 finale aftershow.


WWE alum Chuck Palumbo will star in “Lords of the Car Hoards”
The Discovery Channel show will follow Palumbo as he visits “car hoarders” to rebuild legendary cars.

Read Full Post

Jimmy Fallon acknowledged “Jimmy Kimmel Live's" Rob Ford interview

Jimmy Fallon acknowledged “Jimmy Kimmel Live's" Rob Ford interview
Kimmel got a shout-out last night in Fallon's "Tonight Show" monologue.


Conan: I’m realizing my “lifelong dream” by hosting the MTV Movie Awards
It’s more prestigious than the Oscars, the Tonys and the Emmys.


Olympic gold medalists/“Dancing” stars Meryl Davis & Charlie White are getting their own ABC specials
ABC has ordered four two-hour figure skating specials featuring the Olympic ice dancers.


Brooke Burke-Charvet goes from “Dancing” to “Melissa & Joey”
The Former “Dancing with the Stars” co-host will guest on two episodes of the ABC Family series as Joey Lawrence’s ex.


Check out Mira Sorvino on “Falling Skies”
The Oscar-winning actress makes her debut in Season 4 of the TNT series.


Fred Savage will direct and executive produce IFC’s “Garfunkel and Oates”
Riki Lindhome and Kate Micucci’s comedy-folk duo begins filming today, with "The Wonder Years" star directing all eight episodes.


AMC’s ‘80s drama about the rise of computers will premiere June 1
“Halt and Catch Fire” stars Lee Pace and Scott McNairy.


HBO creating a “Game of Thrones” mixtape featuring rap and Latin artists
HBO hopes the "Catch the Throne” mixtape brings in more rap fans to watch the show.


AMC passes on sci-fi pilot “Line of Sight”
AMC’s 1st sci-fi pilot was to have starred David Morrissey as an NTSB investigator who survives a mysterious plane crash.


“True Detective’s” Yellow King theory, “solved”
“Blink and you’ll miss him."

Read Full Post

Conan O’Brien to host the MTV Movie Awards

Conan O’Brien to host the MTV Movie Awards
Conan, host of two Emmys, is going back to awards-hosting on April 13.


Watch Lena Dunham dance in her “SNL” promos
Also featuring a "naked" Kate McKinnon.


HBO rejects “Deadwood” creator’s “The Money” pilot
David Milch's “The Money” was to have focused on wealth and corruption among the super elite, with cast members Ray Liotta and Nathan Lane. PLUS: NBC passes on “Conception."


Jimmy Kimmel defends his Rob Ford interview, but admits the Toronto mayor was “upset"
"It seemed like we were having fun,” Kimmel said on Tuesday’s monologue. "We went over -- much of his remarkable life. We reviewed some of his home videos. But then after the show, he was apparently upset. Why, I’m not exactly sure. I asked him about drinking and smoking crack. What were we supposed to talk about? His other hobbies?”


OWN's "Lindsay" trailer shows a crying Lindsay Lohan and a scolding Oprah
Here’s your 1st look at “Lindsay” and her life as a “prisoner."


“Arrow” releases a “Movie” trailer
What would the CW series look like as “Arrow: The Movie”?

Read Full Post

Julia Stiles replaces Neve Campbell TNT’s 'Guilt By Association'

Julia Stiles replaces Neve Campbell TNT’s “Guilt By Association”
She’ll play a deputy DA in the drama from O.J. Simpson prosecutor Marcia Clark.


“NCIS” hits Episode 250 tonight — why does it still get no respect?
The CBS drama was huge last week, topping “Scandal,” “The Walking Dead” and “American Idol.” Yet it remains the Rodney Dangerfield of TV shows.


“The Simpsons” recreates Ellen’s Oscar selfie
Check out the “wider view" with Homer Simpson.


“Daily Show” newbie Jordan Klepper auditioned Thursday, was hired on Monday
"I auditioned on Thursday and I got the news then that I would be starting on Monday,” Klepper tells EW. “They said, ‘Bring your suit, just in case,’ and I’m glad I did, because I wore my one suit on air that night. It was really quick. They had a piece that fit and everybody is so pro here I could kind of slide in and work with the writers and figure out how to make this thing work in just a few  hours.”


Mayor Rob Ford returns to Toronto applauding his Kimmel interview -- his backers say he was bullied
"That was a walk in the park compared to you guys,” the Toronto mayor told the media upon his arrival. "I'm getting a lot of support. Was it a tough interview? Sure it was," said Ford. "I knew I was going into the lion's den.” Meanwhile, Jimmy Kimmel was accused of disrespecting and even “bullying” the mayor by Ford's supporters. PLUS: Kimmel looked out of his depth, and Kimmel was following in Letterman’s footsteps in forcing a real conversation. UPDATE: Kimmel denies apologizing to Ford, despite what the mayor's brother says.


TBS orders barbershop comedy “Clipsters” from the creators of “Will & Grace”
David Kohan and Max Mutchnick’s latest project has a lot of “buzz.”


Watch the first marijuana commercial that premiered last night on cable
The ad for MarijuanaDoctors.com debuted on CNN, Comedy Central, History and A&E.


Matthew McConaughey: I wrote a 450-page graph on “True Detective’s” Rustin Cohle
McConaughey revealed the four stages of his “True Detective” character to Rolling Stone, saying: ""I just basically broke it down and made a 450-page graph of where Cohle was and where he was coming from.” PLUS: “True Detective” meets “Law & Order,” “True Detective” meets “Cheers,” how Louisiana inspired “True Detective,” and the mystifying Kurt Vonnegut connection.


“House of Cards” isn’t really that big in China
It's mostly watched by the country's influential people.


Watch the Starz trailer for “Power,” the drug kingpin drama from 50 Cent
Omari Hardwick plays a successful nightclub owner who’s living a double life as a drug kingpin.


Why do viewers still watch TV live?
Has social media created resistance to devices like the DVR?


Why “HIMYM” is doing the right thing
Last night’s developments could be great for the show. PLUS: Don’t do it, “HIMYM!,” the journey has been pretty crummy lately and the destination is the only hope for saving “HIMYM,” and why it’s likely a twist.


“Elementary” reruns are fetching $2.7 million an episode
Streaming websites have led to rising prices in the syndication aftermarket.


Michaela Watkins talks being fired from “SNL” and becoming “Trophy Wife’s” breakout star
Watkins says she was told by Lorne Michaels that he could see her having her own show.


“Hawaii Five-0” nabs a Bollywood starlet
Mallika Sherawat canceled an appearance at Oxford to film her “Hawaii” guest role.


TruTv greenlights “Friends of the People,” a sketch comedy show
“Friends” will include man-on-the-street interviews and sketches like “Tracy Morgan Freeman.”


Why “House of Cards” is “The West Wing’s” younger cousin, not its polar opposite
The two shows are a lot alike, says Jordan Fraade. "What 'House of Cards' does is re-imagine this fantasyland so that it speaks to the perceptions of Millennial,” Fraade explains. "The divide between the two shows isn’t ideological; it’s generational."


Why can’t “True Detective’s” Michelle Monaghan land better roles?
Monaghan is frequently in interesting projects, but in underwritten roles.


Stana Katic talks about the "Castle” surprise
"It was an emotional trigger for her to (revisit) that part of her history,” she says.


See the first image from Lena Dunham’s Archie Comics stint
The “Girls” honcho has been called a “stunning fit” for the brand.


“The Sopranos” creator David Chase and Steve Buscemi aren’t fans of binge-watching
Chase and Buscemi chatted last night about TV antiheroes, and the recent binging trend. "I haven't gotten into it,” says Buscemi. "My wife and I have watched a couple things that way. I get it. It's nice not to wait. But if I watch three or four episodes in a row, it kind of makes me fuzzy. I can't remember what happened in each episode. There's something frustrating to me about that."


Larry King once took part in a newspaper photo session while wearing a hotel bathrobe
He was also smoking a cigarette for his 1986 San Francisco Chronicle interview, conducted by Ben Fong-Torres of “Almost Famous” fame.


How to totally screw “The Bachelor” on “The Women Tell All”
"The great thing about the Women Tell All is that it’s a temporarily democratic enterprise, of the scorned, by the jilted, for the broken,” says Mark Lisanti. "The usual himbocracy puppet regime that has concentrated all the power in the hands of one rose-hoarding figurehead and his shadowy, Cheneyesque wingman has been suspended in the name of heightened televised drama.” PLUS: The bachelorettes never hated on “The Bachelor” like this.


Animal Planet renews “Pit Bulls & Parolees”
The animal rescue show will be back for a 6th season.


Lea Michele would like “Glee” to spin her off
"Let's do it,” she tells Seventeen magazine. "I think it could be Rachel living in New York and working on Broadway!"


TV ad reunites “Airplane!” stars
Watch Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Robert Hays promote Wisconsin tourism.


“Bates Motel” up in its return, especially among younger viewers
Are older viewers ditching the series due to their familiarity with  “Psycho”? PLUS: “Bates Motel” has no right to be this entertaining.


“Carson on TCM” returns tonight
Conan O’Brien has a whole bunch of new clips, including Lucille Ball and Bob Hope.

Read Full Post

John Travolta: 'I’ve been beating myself up all day' over the Idina Manzel Oscar flub

John Travolta: “I’ve been beating myself up all day” over the Idina Manzel Oscar flub
Travolta released a statement today, saying: "I’ve been beating myself up all day. Then I thought ... what would Idina Menzel say, She'd say, Let it go, let it go! Idina is incredibly talented and I am so happy ‘Frozen' took home two Oscars Sunday night!” PLUS: Menzel found the flub funny, according to People magazine.


“Person of Interest" reuniting “Lost” stars: Nestor Carbonell to guest
The "Bates Motel” star will reunite with Michael Emerson on the April 1 episode.


Virginia Madsen joins “Babylon Fields” on NBC
She’ll play a scientist with the CDC in the drama pilot about a town’s people coming back from the dead.


“Bob’s Burgers” is getting an album
The Fox cartoon will get an album release this fall on iTunes, its creator confirmed today.

Read Full Post

Ellen has her best ratings ever thanks to the Oscars

Ellen has her best ratings ever thanks to the Oscars
“The Ellen DeGeneres Show” on Monday had its highest ratings its 11-year history.


Mila Kunis will reunite Ashton Kutcher on screen on “Two and a Half Men”
The engaged couple from “That ’70s Show” will get to romance each other on screen once again.


Chelsea Handler: “I’m not racist. I date a lot of black people”
That’s how the “Chelsea Lately” star responded to her Oscar tweet racism controversy on “GMA."


Timbaland joins hip-hop drama “Empire” as its songwriter
He’ll also serve as the Fox show’s song producer.


“True Blood” werewolf joins “Graceland”
Jamie Gray Hyder will be part of Season 2 of the USA series.

Read Full Post

'Gotham' casts the future Batman and Catwoman

“Gotham” casts the future Batman and Catwoman
“Touch” alum David Mazouz will play the young Bruce Wayne, while Camren Bicondova has been cast as the future Catwoman.


Did “Dancing” tap too many athletes?
A record-breaking five athletes are competing on this year’s “Dancing with the Stars,” which may give them an unfair advantage.


History orders “Down East Dickering”
The reality show will follow professional dickerers as they bargain for odd jobs and offbeat goods in “down east” Maine.


Aaron Paul hosts “WWE Monday Night Raw”
The former “Breaking Bad” star was as excited as you’d think he’d be during last night’s show.


Geico’s Talking Pig teams with “Portlandia”
As part of a Geico ad campaign, Maxwell the pig is running for mayor of Portland.

Read Full Post

Teresa & Joe Giudice plead guilty to federal fraud charges

Teresa & Joe Giudice plead guilty to federal fraud charges
Thanks to a plea deal, the “Real Housewives of New Jersey” stars are expecting 37 to 46 months in jail for Joe and 21 to 27 months for Teresa.


What is “HIMYM” doing?
Are its creators making the entire series nonsensical?


“Almost Human” ends season with its lowest-ever ratings
About 5.6 million watched the season finale.


Oscar numbers keep rising: The best since “American Beauty” in 2000!
New numbers show 43.7 million tuned in.


Jon Stewart introduces “The Daily Show’s” new “Senior Caucasian Correspondent”
Jordan Klepper “struggled” on his first day on the job.


Jimmy Kimmel’s ratings rise as Jimmy Fallon falls
Kimmel got a huge boost last night from Toronto Mayor Rob Ford.


Matthew Perry is coming to British TV
The “Friends” alum will star in “The Dog Thrower” for Sky Arts, playing a man who likes to throw his pet dog in a one-off performance.


“The Bachelor’s” Chris Harrison to hand out a rose tonight on “Trophy Wife”
Tonight’s “Disney-ABC”-centric episode will also feature storylines related to “Aladdin” and “Scandal.”


USA greenlights marriage drama starring Matt Passamore from “The Glades”
He’ll play a man who discovers his wife is sleeping with an escort.


“Boardwalk Empire’s” Jack Huston and “Game of Thrones’” Rose Leslie to star in “The Great Fire” on UK TV
The ITV miniseries will tackle the 1666 London fire.


Tina Fey & Jimmy Fallon swap lips
Introducing “Lip Flip.”


Kevin Spacey saw John Stamos and mentioned “Full House of Cards”
The “House of Cards” star is apparently a fan of the video mashup.

Read Full Post