President Obama’s “Between Two Ferns” interview is up for an Emmy
The president will be battling it out in the same category as his White House Correspondents Dinner roaster, Joel McHale.
Mark-Paul Gosselaar will play not 1 but 2 notorious serial killers on “CSI”
He’ll guest-star as twins on a multi-episode arc this fall.
Madeleine Albright congratulates Amy Poehler on her Emmy nomination
The former secretary of state took to Twitter to write: “Dear Leslie: Keep up the good work!”
“Game of Thrones” isn’t Sean Bean’s favorite onscreen death
Bean, speaking before TV critics today about his upcoming drama “Legends," said he much preferred his death on “Lord of the Rings.” “Quite bizarre, isn't it?” Bean added. “I've died quite a few times, actually, and I've died quite a few different deaths. Maybe it's the quality of my death.”
Seth MacFarlane’s “Cosmos” earned 12 Emmy nominations
That's the same number of Emmy noms received by HBO’s “True Detective."
Jerry Seinfeld drives Aziz Ansari's massive tour bus on "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee"
The tour bus' name: "Good Times."
Check out the 1st official image of Peter Capaldi’s “Doctor Who” and Clara
The image is from the season premiere.
Jimmy Kimmel and his co-head writer wife welcome a baby girl
Kimmel just tweeted: "Congratulations to my beautiful and very tough wife,” Molly McNearney, "on delivering our baby girl this morning.” Kimmel already has two kids, a boy and a girl who are in their 20s, with his first wife. PLUS: After giving birth, McNearney tweets: "Kids, don't do drugs. Until you have a baby. Then do ALL OF THEM." UPDATE: The baby's name is Jane Kimmel.
“Fargo” creator hints at tackling another Coen Brothers movie for Season 2
Will Noah Hawley next tackle “Raising Arizona” or “A Serious Man”?
Chris Rock congratulates his mom on her new TV gig
Rose Rock is the new co-host of Myrtle Beach’s “Carolina & Company Live."
TruTV gets a new logo, adds 4 new shows
The four new shows include musical "Branson Famous,” bar competition “The Shake Up,” “Hack My Life” and “Kart Life.”
“True Blood” gets a “Cheers” makeover
Watch “True Blood’s” new theme song, courtesy of “The Wil Wheaton Project.”
ABC makes it official: Rosie is returning to “The View”
“The View” confirmed the news via a tweet: "It's official! ABC confirms Rosie O'Donnell returns as co-host of #TheView w/ moderator Whoopi Goldberg for Season 18."
Halle Berry’s “Extant” ratings: Good but unspectacular
About 9.4 million watched the premiere of the Steven Spielberg series, making it the summer’s top premiere, but Spielberg’s “Under the Dome” last year premiered to 13.53 million viewers.
See Yaya DaCosta as Whitney Houston
The first photo of the former "America’s Next Top Model’s” from the Lifetime biopic has been released.
“The Simpsons” was snubbed by the Emmys for the 1st time in 20 years
The last time “The Simpsons” was left out of the Outstanding Animated Program category was in 1994.
Study: Jimmy Fallon talks the least of all the late-night talk show hosts
Fallon talks just 37% of the time, down from 51% for Jay Leno, according to a study by “TV’s Greatest Talk Shows” author Stephen Winzenburg, a communications professor. Craig Ferguson is the next lowest at 43%, followed by Jimmy Kimmel (48%), Seth Meyers and David Letterman (51%) and Conan O’Brien (53%).
Whoopi Goldberg rants about “The View” hosting rumors: "We are grown-ass women"
Goldberg opened today’s show by saying, "We don't know who's coming in,” she said. "We will do our best to bring you the view that Barbara Walters wanted you to have, which is women talking about issues. We are not little kids. We are grown-ass women."
Rosie responds to Elisabeth Hasselbeck by bashing on Twitter
Rosie O’Donnell tweeted she was “shocked" by her former “View” co-host’s comments yesterday.
Meghan McCain will guest-host “The View” next week amid talk of her joining the panel
Will next week’s appearance be a tryout for the daughter of John McCain?
Letterman recaps “Under the Dome” with Paul Shaffer musical accompaniment
Watch Dave make fun of the CBS drama.
Watch the trailer for “Sleepy Hollow” Season 2
The 1st promo of promises that “evil takes hold” next season.
In defense of “The Strain’s” worm-eye posters
Kids have always been exposed to disturbing images in the art for horror films.
The Situation accused of passing more bad checks
The former “Jersey Shore” star, who was accused of passing bad checks to his tanning salon employees, is now accused of giving “worthless checks” to his former lawyer.
Google Street View takes you inside “MythBusters” star’s “cave”
Now you can view Adam Savage’s collection of movie memorabilia thanks to Google Maps.
Check out “The Sopranos” opening, remade for "Grand Theft Auto V”
The “reenactment” was made by YouTuber “8-Bit Bastard."
The system is broken: Too many Emmy nominations were lazy this year
"The system is broken,” says Alan Sepinwall. "The categories don't make sense any more (and the ridiculous ‘Shameless' switch to comedy only paid off with William H. Macy being nominated, but not Emmy Rossum), and there's more television to watch then a voter — or, really, any human — has time for. Maybe come August, when I expect to be seeing Vince Gilligan, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, one of Bryan Cranston or Matthew McConaughey, and some other deserving winners walking to the podium, today's irritation will fade somewhat. But even in a year when the voters got so many things right, the many things that are wrong, or just illogical, stand out all the more.”
--Jon Hamm earns his 7th nom, and this was the 1st time he was awake for it
--Which leading male actor will beat Hamm this year?
--There were too many rubber-stamped nominees this year
--Explained: Why “OITNB’s” black stars were nominated for “guest” acting Emmys
--Laverne Cox is the first transgender Emmy nominee
--Has 1 category ever contained reigning Emmy, Oscar and Tony winners before?
--Emmy voters seem stuck on a big DVR backlog
--What Emmy voters got right: “OITNB,” “Fargo’s” Allison Tolman, Chiwetel Ejiofor
--Fred Armisen scores a surprising best supporting actor nom for “Portlandia"
--“SNL’s” “(Do It On My) Twin Bed” earned an Emmy nomination
--“OITNB’s” Uzo Aduba and Natasha Lyonne react to their nominations
--The biggest losers: Keri Russell, Dean Norris, Mads Mikkelsen, Tatiana Maslany, “Parks and Recreation"
--“Dog with a Blog” earned more nominations than “The Americans” or “Orphan Black"
--“Girls” replaced by “Silicon Valley,” a show without girls
--Josh Charles: "Of course I totally knew today was the day…"
--The 22 most outraged tweets over Tatiana Maslany’s snub
--Why Maslany will always be snubbed: She stars in a genre show that isn't "Game of Thrones"
--Maslany’s snub is everything that’s wrong with the Emmys
--The Undeserving: Ricky Gervais, “Downton Abbey” stars, Jon Voight
--"The Sound of Music Live!” earned 4 noms, "Key & Peele" got hairstyling and makeup nominations
--Even more snubs: Eric Stonestreet, Elisabeth Moss, Bellamy Young
--Lizzy Caplan learned of her nomination when her pal Lindsay Sloane woke her up
--Surprising Emmy nominees: Daniel Craig, Jerry Seinfeld, Mark Wahlberg, Jodie Foster, Bruno Mars, Zach Galifianakis, Guy Fieri
--"Fargo's" Allison Tolman woke up early, put her cat in her lap, preparing for the news
--Why "True Detective" vs. "Fargo" isn't happening
--"The Soup" received a nom for its "True Detective" spoof
--Billy Bob Thornton: "I don't get out much. The next time I'll be out will be at the Emmys. I'm kind of a hermit"
--Allison Janney reacts to her 2 nominations
--An emotional Laverne Cox credits Jodie Foster for her Emmy nod
Emmy nominations: “True Detective” vs. “Breaking Bad," Matthew McConaughey vs. Woody Harrelson vs. Bryan Cranston
The 2014 nominations included lead actors competing in the same category, including “True Detective’s” Harrelson vs. McConaughey in the lead drama series category and “Fargo’s” Martin Freeman vs. Billy Bob Thornton in the best lead actor in a miniseries or movie category. "True Detective," “Orange Is the New Black” and “Silicon Valley” became the new three newest series to join the major Emmy categories.
--Read the full list of nominees
--“Game of Thrones” No. 1 with 19 nominations, “Fargo” has 18, "American Horror Story: Coven" has 17, and “Breaking Bad” has 16 noms
--Jimmy Fallon vs. Jimmy Kimmel vs. Jon Stewart vs. Stephen Colbert in Outstanding Variety, Music, or Comedy series category.
--"Brooklyn Nine-Nine" and Andy Samberg were dissed after winning Golden Globes earlier this year.
--More snubs: “The Good Wife,” James Spader, Tatiana Maslany
--Also snubbed: "Homeland" and "Girls"
--Kate McKinnon nominated for "SNL"
--Netflix has more nominations (31) than Fox (18)
--HBO No. 1 with 99 nominations, CBS No. 2 with 47 (NBC has 46)
--“Orphan Black” uses Twitter to cope with its Emmy snub
--“Orange is the New Black” leads all comedies with 12 nominations
--“Orange is the New Black” is a comedy?, and other surprises
--More snubs: “Masters of Sex,” The Mindy Project,” “Inside Amy Schumer” … “The Americans”!… Charles Dance!
--Double nominees include Allison Janney, Jim Parsons, Louis CK, Kate McKinnon, Jimmy Fallon, Melissa McCarthy
--Jimmy Fallon's daughter: "Go Daily Show!"
Joy Behar calls Elisabeth Hasselbeck’s “hate-filled remark” about Rosie “below the belt”
Speaking on CNN, the former “View” star dismissed Hasselbeck’s comments as nonsense because “everything’s fiction on Fox anyway.” PLUS: Exec producer Bill Geddie is expected to exit if/when Rosie returns.
Netherlands fan Seth Meyers tossed an iPad when he learned on air that his team had lost
The “Late Night” host — who became a Netherlands soccer fan while living in Amsterdam performing improv — had rearranged his schedule to watch yesterday’s World Cup semi-finals match, only for it to go into extra time. PLUS: Meyers has a “forced friendship” with Keith Morrison.
Syfy greenlights “The Magicians” pilot
The proposed series is based on Lev Grossman’s fantasy book trilogy.
NatGeo and David Hasselhoff sued over Berlin Wall documentary
The Hoff allegedly signed on for another Berlin Wall documentary.
John McCain’s daughter, Meghan, is being considered for “The View”
McCain, who hosts “Take Part Live” on Pivot, could become the new Elisabeth Hasselbeck.
“Elementary” books Gina Gershon
She’ll play Lucy Liu’s new nemesis.
“The Strain” boss admits the worm in eyeball billboard was “not for everyone”
“It may have been too far out there for some people but I personally liked it,” says Carlton Cuse, who adds: “I think that the ad was bold and imaginative and clearly not for everyone.”
Which shows have the biggest DVR bumps?
“Orphan Black” is No. 1 with a 123% DVR boost, meaning more DVR users watch than live viewers. “The Americans” has a 104% DVR bump.
Recalling the lost “Seinfeld” episode that was never made — in which Kramer’s first name was “Conrad”
The 9th episode of the series would’ve tackled the controversial subject of guns.
Jimmy Kimmel personally does the firing on his show
Kimmel tells Success magazine that firing people makes him sick in his stomach, but his experiences at being fired helps him to motivate the people he has to let go.
Watch Jerry Seinfeld drive Aziz Ansari in an 18-wheeler truck
Watch a preview of the next installment of "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.”
“Shahs of Sunset” dumps Lilly Ghalichi
The fashion designer/attorney was considered too boring to return for Season 4, according to TMZ.
Joel McHale is now a Vodka pitchman
The “Community” star is appearing in a YouTube series for Purity Vodka.
See Adrien Brody as "Houdini"
Brody plays the legendary escape artist in the History channel miniseries.
“Gotham” boss promises the new show will be “both fun and dark”
"The great thing about Gotham is it encompasses so many different worlds,” says exec producer Bruno Heller. "The tone is both fun and dark. It's sexy but dangerous. It's a world of craziness and a world of beauty. And the show encapsulates all of that."
“OITNB’s” beer can scene, explained
Natalie Figueroa recalls that Season 2 scene.
Robert Redford to play Dan Rather on the big screen
Redford will star in “Truth,” a film about the CBS News George W. Bush-“60 Minutes II” scandal.
“The Beverly Hillbillies” inspires a musical
Munster, Indiana will play host to the debut of “The Beverly Hillbillies, The Musical” on Thursday.
MTV’s “Finding Carter” has a solid debut
About 1.69 million checked out the premiere of the teen abduction drama.
BBC America orders “Tatau,” a mystery drama set in the South Pacific
The series will follow two Brits who end up in trouble in the Cook Islands.
American “Sherlock” viewers got a secret message
“Masterpiece” adds its own credits, so Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat decided to tamper with them.
Here’s your 1st look at “Harold & Kumar: The Animated Series”
Kal Penn and John Cho, along with other stars from the movie, including David Krumholtz, have begun work on the Adult Swim series.
Destination America orders "Buying the Rockies”
The cable channel also announced Wednesday it has renewed “Railroad Alaska.”
“Masters of Sex": What is fact? What is fiction?
How much of the Showtime series is accurate?
Investigation Discovery’s “Heartbreakers” stars insist their show isn’t a “True Crime Sharknado”
Faded stars from the past like Tracie Gold, Nicole Eggert, Christopher Knight and Kevin Sorbo star in this three-part campy project about “dreamboats who turned into nightmares.”
How to create the perfect late-night talk show logo
The design firm that rebranded Jimmy Fallon’s “Tonight Show” logo looked back at 60 years of late-night logos.
“Project Runway” returns with a wacky promo
Watch Tim Gunn say, "Turn Down for What."
“Dating Naked” star: This show is about “female empowerment”
Ashley Fonda, 27, told critics she thinks the VH1 reality show will give young girls and women a more positive concept of their body.
Discovery’s “Naked and Afraid” employs a 6-person team to pixelate the nudity
They go through each episode frame by frame, sometimes responding to requests by cast members for “larger blurs."
Meet the inventor of sports TV’s “honey shot”
Former Andy Sidaris, formerly of ABC Sports, takes credit for "combining sports-watching and the objectification of women.”
The “Baywatch” movie can’t legally use the name “Baywatch”
So David Hasselhoff and Pamela Anderson will be filming cameos for a lifeguard movie called “The B-Team."
"Married at First Sight” is as insane as it sounds
This “extreme social experiment” featured a former “Bachelor” contestant getting married at first sight. PLUS: “Married at First Sight” draws 270,000.
Bronson Pinchot: HBO didn’t warn us that “Perfect Strangers” gets raptured on “The Leftovers”
"No, nobody said ‘boo.' (No pun intended.)” Pinchot responded via e-mail.
WGN America’s “Manhattan” will use fictional characters to help tell the story of the Atom Bomb
“There’s a fine line between fact and fiction, particularly when dealing with scientific discovery,” says creator Sam Shaw.
“Major Crimes” casts Mary McDonnell’s son
Ryan Kennedy will play a techie on the verge of his first buyout.
AMC “Walking Dead” special will take you inside “Walker University”
The behind-the-scenes special airs Tuesday at 8.
“Real Housewives” star Carole Radziwill recalls her romance with Ralph Fiennes
"It was long ago and far away … over a summer I was living in London,” says the Bravo star, who also once dated George Clooney.
"Vanity Fair Confidential” is coming to Investigation Discovery
The magazine’s most interesting crime stories will be used in each episode, with commentary from the authors.
Poppy Montgomery is pregnant, she reveals on Letterman
The “Unforgettable” star is expecting her 3rd child.
Lifetime orders "The Clan of the Cave Bear" pilot
The pilot based on Jean M. Auel’s series of best-selling novels is set more than 25,000 years ago.
“The Bridge” has fixed itself for Season 2
"What had become a rote potboiler simmering on someone else’s stove,” says Andy Greenwald, "is now bubbling over with fresh eccentricities and exhilarating menace. Those who bailed out of frustration are advised to jump back in now. After a year spent dawdling between inspiration and expectation, 'The Bridge' has finally picked a side. It has fully crossed over now, and it’s all the better for it.” PLUS: Season 2 may be too ambitious for its own good, it bites off way more than it could chew in Season 2, it has a “Wire”-sized envy for epic sprawl, and it has much stronger command of its subject matter this season.
“Extant” shows potential, despite mashing up a lot of sci-fi premises
"It’s way too soon to say whether this jumble works,” says James Poniewozik of the Halle Berry series, "but it’s promising that Extant‘s premiere seems confident enough to play it cool and mysterious rather than hammer us with holy-crap moments. Surprisingly for a TV vehicle for an Oscar winner, the pilot doesn’t give Berry a string of showy, actorly moments. Her performance is reserved, bordering on seeming a little shell-shocked, as Molly works on getting her Earth-legs back under her; the show’s direction is quiet and composed.” PLUS: The pilot is a thing of real beauty, "Extant” is like a low-budget, low-ambition "Gravity,” the previews are more thrilling than the pilot, it’s compelling, cerebral and unusually heavy for a summer show, Steven Spielberg says “Extant” was always the title, and Halle Berry was drawn to the more “E.T.-ish” nature of “Extant."