Pic: Tracy Morgan is all smiles returning home from rehabilitation facility

Pic: Tracy Morgan is all smiles returning home from rehabilitation facility
“I’m OK,” Morgan said after getting into a car service. “I feel strong. Love you. Thank you very much. I appreciate it.”


Unrest in Israel leads FX’s “Tyrant” and USA’s “Dig” to delay production
“Tyrant,” which is shooting in Tel Aviv, will relocate to Turkey, while the Jerusalem-based “Dig” will extend its current previously scheduled hiatus by a few days.


Here’s your 1st look at Lifetime’s Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown
Yaya DaCosta and Arlen Escarpata are starring in the Angela Bassett-directed “Whitney.”


Erin Andrews replacing Pam Oliver as Fox Sports’ lead NFL sideline reporter
This is the 2nd time in as many months that Andrews has taken over somebody else’s job, after becoming “Dancing with the Stars” co-host earlier this year. This time she’s replacing Oliver, who’s been the lead sideline reporter for two decades. Oliver will move to the No. 2 team before exiting sideline reporting next year.


“Heroes: Reborn”: "The vast, vast majority are brand new characters, brand new ideas”
Despite the return of Jack Coleman and some interest by Zachary Quinto, “Heroes” creator Tim Kring says the emphasis will be on new characters. "If it was all completely brand new, we’d miss certain elements that need  to be there to give you that bridge to cross to something new,” he says. "I approached Coleman because he was a character who had a spine through the series that allowed you to meet new characters.”


Jenny McCarthy is going from “The View” to her own SiriusXM show
She’ll host the weekly show "Dirty, Sexy, Funny With Jenny McCarthy.”


NBC’s “Constantine” character won’t be bisexual, but will smoke cigarettes
The producers explained at the press tour how the DC Comics character will and won’t be different.


Matt Stone on Hulu’s “South Park” deal: "What we do is expensive..."
“It takes a lot of people,” he says, "and it makes sense to put it through windows in a way that produces a lot of value. We do what we do because we act like we own the stuff and try to surf whatever wave is out there.”


Fox gets new bosses
Dana Walden and Gary Newman replace Kevin Reilly, who exited last month after seven years from the entertainment side of the network.


Brawl breaks out at Bravo’s “Game of Crowns” premiere party
Two husbands on the pageant reality show got into a fight last night.


“Parks and Rec’s” Retta: Amy Poehler told me, “I’m not working with babies”
That, Retta explains, is why they ended up doing the time jump.


Check out “The Walking Dead’s” Norman Reedus gagged and bound
Here’s a striking image from Season 5. PLUS: Steven Yuen previews the season premiere.


Meet the full “Bachelor in Paradise” cast
Each episode will add two new “Bachelor” alums. PLUS: Renne Oteri is pregnant.


Ben Feldman can’t escape questions about his “Mad Men” nipple
Feldman has been asked a lot about his nipple while promoting his new NBC comedy “A to Z.”


Sarah Michelle Gellar’s new gig: Working at a lemonade stand
The former “Crazy Ones” star tweeted an image yesterday of her sitting at a roadside lemonade stand.


“Madam Secretary” adds a rebellious eldest daughter
Wallis Currie-Wood will play the daughter of Tea Leoni’s secretary of state character.

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Ann Curry is the latest rumored candidate for 'The View'

Ann Curry is the latest rumored candidate for “The View”
Curry, who is still bound by her NBC contract, is among a list of possible  co-hosts that includes everybody from Mario Cantone to Meghan McCain to Bernadette Peters.


“Parenthood” boss: Our final season will contain "one larger story that influences everybody on the show”
“The story is going to be introduced in the first episode and play throughout the season,” says exec producer Jason Katims. "It's a huge new challenge for the family and one  that we didn't see before… In this case, I feel like I want to do something that starts at the beginning of the season, by the way there will be as many story lines going on as usual, but this will be something that tracks us throughout the year.”


NBC’s “Marry Me” really isn’t about a wedding and a marriage
"We'll be doing general stories,” creator David Caspe told critics. "Occasionally we'll do stuff about the wedding. It's not episode two is the dress and episode three is we need another dress.”


Joss Whedon revives “Buffy” — on a napkin
Whedon recently responded to a fan’s request for "More Buffy the Vampire Slayer please” by drawing a “Buffy” scene on a napkin.

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'Doctor Who' unveils its full Peter Capaldi trailer

“Doctor Who” unveils its full Peter Capaldi trailer
“Am I a good man?” Peter Capaldi’s Doctor asks in his first full-length trailer.


“Whale Rider” star Keisha Castle-Hughes is rumored to be up for “Game of Thrones”
Castle-Hughes, an Oscar nominee at age 13, is reportedly a possible frontrunner to play the older bastard daughter of Oberyn Martell.


“Constantine” casts a Telemundo star as its new female lead
Angelica Celaya will play the role of Zed following the departure of Lucy Griffiths as Liv.

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Nickelodeon cancels 'Sam & Cat' after 1 season following behind-the-scenes drama

Nickelodeon cancels “Sam & Cat” after 1 season following behind-the-scenes drama
The spinoff of “Victorious" and “iCarly” ran into trouble as Ariana Grande, with her real-life singing career emerged as the bigger star over Jennette McCurdy. The 40-episode order for Season 1 also didn’t help.


TV Academy may look into Emmy category complaints
TV critics complained to TV Academy boss Bruce Rosenblum today about how nominees have been gaming the system, especially this year.


Seth Meyers promises “upbeat and fun” Emmys: "Certainly we don't want it to feel morbid”
"We want it to feel like a celebration of TV,” said Meyers, who, unlike Fallon four years ago, will start off the show without singing and dancing — just a regular monologue.


TV Academy may look into Emmy category complaints
TV critics complaiend to TV Academy boss Bruce Rosenblum today about how nominees have been gaming the system, especially this year.


“Glee” stars remember Cory Monteith on the 1-year anniversary of his death
Lea Michele tweeted: “We hold you in our hearts today, and every day we remember your smile. We will love you and miss you always.”


Get freaked out over “American Horror Story: Freakshow’s” 1st teaser
Ryan murphy has released a “Fallen Angel” teaser.


Katherine Heigl: “I certainly don’t see myself as being difficult”
"I would never intend to be difficult,” the “State of Affairs” star said while promoting her show at press tour. "I think it’s important for everyone to conduct themselves professionally and kindly. If I ever disappointed somebody, it was never intentional.” PLUS: Heigl on exiting "Grey's Anatomy": "I made a difficult decision, but it was the right decision for me at the time."


JWoww becomes a mom
The former “Jersey Showre” star welcomed a baby girl this afternoon.

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Bill Cosby’s NBC comedy is being co-created by 'Glee’s' Mike O’Malley, who might have a starring role

Bill Cosby’s NBC comedy is being co-created by “Glee’s” Mike O’Malley, who might have a starring role
NBC says in the proposed comedy, which is being eyed for a summer or fall 2015 debut, “Bill plays the patriarch of the family, dispensing his classic wisdom on relationships and parenthood, with three daughters, husbands and grandchildren.”


NBC: We approached Kristen Bell for “Peter Pan Live!,” but she couldn’t do it
Bell was approached before her real-life pregnancy.


NBC boss doesn’t regret canceling “Community,” points out the Peacock will earn money from Yahoo deal
“We're the co-owners of that show, and will make money on the deal right away,” NBC’s Robert Greenblatt said of the sitcom’s “extraordinary deal” with Yahoo.


NBC says it hasn’t given up on “The Maya Rudolph Show”
"It's still an active creative discussion,” says NBC’s Paul Telegdy, who’s in charge of the Peacock’s alternative programming.


NBC bringing UK's Red Nose Day to U.S. viewers
Britain’s No. 1 fundraising event — which has featured spoofs of “Downton Abbey” and “Doctor Who” — will also become a three-hour special on the Peacock in May.

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Christopher Walken will play Captain Hook in NBC's 'Peter Pan Live!'

Christopher Walken will play Captain Hook in NBC's “Peter Pan Live!”
"He's one of the most unique actors in our business,” says NBC Entertainment chief Bob Greenblatt says of "The Sound of Music Live" follow-up. "He might really just be a song and dance man at heart. ... This might be the first tap dancing Captain Hook you've ever seen."


NBC renews “America’s Got Talent,” “American Ninja Warrior” and “Last Comic Standing”
All three summer shows will be back next year.


Peter Capaldi’s “Doctor Who” debut leaked online
A rough cut of “Deep Breath” is on the web thanks to a security breach on the same Miami server where “Who” scripts were leaked last week.

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Hulu to stream all past 'South Park' seasons, renews 'East Los High'

Hulu to stream all past “South Park” seasons, renews “East Los High”
“This is a natural partnership for us,” said Trey Parker and Matt Stone in a joint statement. “We are excited that the entire library will be available on Hulu and that the best technology around will power South Park Digital Studios.”


Jenny McCarthy on Rosie returning to “The View”: "They are definitely going in the direction of fire”
"I knew they were looking to bring some heat to the table and there is no doubt that will Rosie there will be some heat,” she says.


Reelz orders “Living with the Jacksons”
The six-part reality show will follow Jackson family members who grew up inside the Jackson family estate and are now living outside of it for the first time.

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Tracy Morgan heads home after being released from rehab

Tracy Morgan heads home after being released from rehab
Said his publicist: "Tracy has been released from the rehabilitation center and will continue his recovery efforts at home with an aggressive outpatient program.”


Amazon will let "Transparent” viewers binge on the 1st season, Netflix-style
The comedy starring Jeffrey Tambor in a transgender role will roll out 10 episodes at the same time. PLUS: Are Amazon stars making less than their network counterparts?


“The X-Files” creator Chris Carter has a 99-episode plan for Amazon’s “The After”
The sci-fi drama has so far been picked up for eight episodes, which will be released in four two-hour installments.


Amazon hasn’t told Garry Trudeau how many people are watching “Alpha House”
The head of Amazon Studios comedy division said the numbers don’t matter, just the feedback.


Kerr Smith to guest on “Criminal Minds”
The “Dawson’s Creek” alum will play an “acromotophile” in the Season 10 premiere.


ABC News criticized for leading “Word News Tonight” with LeBron James news
“The king is coming home,” Diane Sawyer said at the top of Friday’s broadcast.


“Cake Boss” and his family were rescued last night from his stranded boat
Buddy Valastro had to call the authorities after his boat was lost in thick fog.

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Tracy Morgan sues Wal-Mart over deadly crash

Tracy Morgan sues Wal-Mart over deadly crash
Morgan and his fellow passengers are suing over the Wal-Mart driver who collided into them last month. "Wal-Mart was careless and negligent in the ownership and operation of its motor vehicle, which caused Mr. Morgan to suffer severe personal injuries,” reads the complaint.

 

Why Jimmy Fallon’s move away from talking is bad for late-night
Even when Fallon talks to his guests, it’s as if they’re just Hollywood acquaintances. As Daniel D’Addario argues, "talk shows provide a rare opportunity to get a sense of what a star is actually all about — how they react to a tough question or a barbed joke, what they have to say about the incredibly unusual circumstances that accompany being famous.”


“The Daily Show’s” longest-serving writer recalls the transition from Craig Kilborn to Jon Stewart
"I've always been amazed at how well Jon handled the transition,” says J.R. Havlan, who left last month after 18 years. "He didn't rock the boat. Instead, he used that first year to gradually make the adjustments necessary to create the foundation for what the show would eventually become.”


CNN’s "The Hunt With John Walsh” is a schlocky disappointment
The former “America’s Most Wanted” host new series, debuting Sunday, "is indistinguishable from the true-crime fare that clogs fringe cable channels like Investigation Discovery,” according to Neil Genzlinger.


Why MTV is heading into “Virgin Territory”
A survey finding that teens wanted more content about being a virgin prompted MTV’s new reality show.


Adam DeVine will be a big part of “Modern Family” next season
“We have big plans,” co-creator Christopher Lloyd says of the “Workaholics” star, who appeared in the season finale.


“Reign” casts a “Spartacus” alum
Craig Parker will play the role of Narcisse, who has a “death grip” on the French Court.


“Doctor Who” adds a star of "The Kumars at No. 42”
Sanjeev Bhaskar will come to the aid of the Doctor in the season finale.


Pivot renews “Please Like Me” for a 3rd season
The new cable channel has also greenlit “Freestyle” a comedic improv series from Lin-Manuel Miranda and “Fortitude,” an original drama starring Stanley Tucci.


“True Blood’s” Chris Bauer: “I look worse on film than in real life”
Bauer looks back at his “True Blood” and “The Wire” work in a Reddit AMA. PLUS: Anna Camp says: "This season is about Sarah trying to survive.”


“Ray Donovan” is back for Season 2, with some excess baggage
The Showtime series still feels like it’s finding its way in its 2nd season. PLUS: “Ray” is a showcase for Liev Schreiber and Jon Voight.


“Masters of Sex” is even richer and more compelling in Season 2
By the third episode of Season 2, there will be a payoff so great it’s "the best 58 minutes this show has produced.” PLUS: “Masters” is the smartest show of the summer, why does “Masters” feel so modern for women?, “Masters” is TV’s most feminist show, the show finally becomes sexy this season, and “Masters” is intelligent, witty, quick-paced and surprising — it treats its audience like grown-ups.


FX’s “The Strain” reclaims vampires from prissy romantics and lovelorn teens
"In recent years we got so hung up on sexy vampires who ached to assimilate into society that we forgot how to make them undesirable and frightening,” says Hank Stuever. He adds: "There’s something refreshingly old-fashioned about 'The Strain' when viewed merely as a lean horror show, free of metaphor or derivative camp or hidden meanings.” PLUS: “The Strain” is a very bad show that should be the death rattle for vampires, it’s a rich fondue of blood and cheese, it is smashing entertainment, it’s so bad it’s bad, and it benefits from not taking itself too seriously.

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'Better Call Saul' will be set in 2002, Michael McKean will play Saul’s brother

“Better Call Saul” will be set in 2002, Michael McKean will play Saul’s brother
Also, Saul Goodman’s name is not yet Saul Goodman, says Vince Gilligan, who adds that Walter White will only show up if it makes sense. "If it makes sense we’ll do it, if it doesn’t make sense we won’t,” he said. “I’d love to have him as a director … character wise, who knows? Maybe there’s a way to do it.”


AMC orders martial arts drama “Badlands” straight to series
The drama from the “Smallville” team tells the story of a great warrior and a young boy’s journey, based on the classic Chinese tale "Journey to the West.”

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