Naya Rivera will be a 'recurring guest star' for 'Glee's' final season

Naya Rivera will be a “recurring guest star" for "Glee's" final season
According to TV Line, Rivera requested to not be called a "series regular" for the final season.

Sam Waterston is headed to Netflix
“The Newsroom” star will play Lily Tomlin’s gay husband who romances Martin Sheen on “Grace and Frankie,” where he’ll also co-star with Jane Fonda.

Nat Geo’s “The '90s” gets slightly bigger ratings than “The ‘80s”
About 1.10 million tuned in for the debut of “The '90s: The Last Great Decade?.”

New York Yankees fan sues for $10 million after ESPN cameras caught him sleeping
Andrew Robert Rector alleges that the baseball anchors unleashed an “avalanche of disparaging words” against him.

Watch the promo for “Bachelor in Paradise”
The latest “Bachelor” spinoff promises lots of tears.

“Penny Dreadful” to appear at Comic-Con
Aisha Tyler will moderate the July 24 panel.

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'The Good Wife' lands Taye Diggs

“The Good Wife” lands Taye Diggs
As part of a multi-episode arc, he’ll play an equity partner at Lockhart/Gardner who suddenly joins Florrick/Agos.

“American Horror Story” to make its debut at Comic-Con, which will also feature a “24” retrospective
Fox/FX is also sending “Bones,” “Sleepy Hollow” and “Sons of Anarchy."

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Jenny McCarthy: I already have a new show lined up

Jenny McCarthy: I already have a new show lined up
McCarthy pretended she wasn’t fired from “The View” during her return this morning. “After much consideration,” she said. "I’ve taken a new job that will allow me to do what I do best, which is talk without having to interrupt anyone."

“American Gladiators” is getting a modern makeover
"It's a little darker, more intense, more serious,” exec producer Arthur Smith says of the revamped “Gladiators,” which NBC briefly brought back in 2008. "It's a little less red, white and blue. And there's no spandex. Spandex has left the building."

Miley Cyrus’ NBC “Bangerz” special bombs
Just 2 million watched last night’s two-hour special. PLUS: Miley lacked the compelling energy that made her VMA performance so interesting.

How “Community” was saved — with its $2 million/episode budget intact
Sony tried everything including trying to see if its own streaming service Crackle could rescue “Community” from cancelation. But Yahoo stepped up to the plate at the last minute. With its budget intact, expect “Community” to look the same next season. But guest-stars like John Oliver and Jonathan Banks won’t likely be around, since they have other gigs.

Did “The Simpsons” predict Neymar's World Cup injury?
An April World Cup-themed episode apparently predicted the future. PLUS: Clint Dempsey visits Letterman on Wednesday.

Joan Rivers not sorry for walking off of a CNN interview
"Trial. Every question was an accusatory one designed to put me on the defensive,” Rivers says of her chat with Fredericka Whitfield.

Why “True Blood” should kill everybody off
An ending where everybody dies would be a perfect way to finish the HBO series.

Comedian transforms “Breaking Bad’s” 6 seasons into a 60-minute stage show
American comedian Miles Allen, known for appearing on YouTube as a “Homeless Man” who does “Breaking Bad” impressions, will perform his act at the Edinburgh Fringe festival.

Australian soap “Neighbors” is coming to Hulu
The long-running series will premiere next week with a cameo by Paula Abdul.

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An emotional Sherri Shepherd says she planned to leave 'The View' since earlier this year

An emotional Sherri Shepherd says she planned to leave “The View” since earlier this year
Shepherd and Jenny McCarthy returned to work today for the first time since announcing their exits. While McCarthy joked about it, Shepherd said: "It is true that I'm leaving The View. Some people have known since the spring that I was leaving."

BBC apologizes for 5 leaked “Doctor Who” scripts
BBC issued a statement saying: “BBC Worldwide is currently investigating a security issue around Doctor Who Series 8 where unfinished material has inadvertently been made public. We deeply regret this and apologise to all the show's fans, the BBC and the cast and crew who have worked tirelessly making the series.

Sarah Palin: I’d like to “go rogue” on “The View”
"I hear everyone recently got canned from 'The View,’” she tells The Hollywood Reporter, "maybe a show like that needs a punch of reality and a voice of reason from America's heartland to knock some humble sense into their scripts. You know, someone willing to go rogue.” PLUS: Sportsman Channel renews “Amazing America With Sarah Palin” for a 2nd season.

Steven Soderbergh’s “Red Oaks” comedy added to Amazon’s pilots
The New Jersey country club comedy will be among the new batch of Amazon pilots that viewers will be able to pick from.

Brandon Routh joins “Arrow” as The Atom
The former “Superman” star will recur this season over 14 episodes.

IFC orders a “Spoils of Babylon” sequel
"The Spoils Before Dying” will air next summer.

John Oliver makes fun of America’s 4th of July fireworks tradition
Watch the “Last Week Tonight’s” cynical — and online only — take on our annual tradition.

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'True Blood' star: 'It’s sad' to be killed off

“True Blood” star: “It’s sad” to be killed off
"I called it at the end of last season,” says the latest “True Blood” casualty.

“SNL’s” Colin Jost: Weekend Update will be much improved next season
“I don’t feel like what I’ve done so far is a full realization of who I am,” says Jost. “There’s a lot to figure out in the beginning, and your personality starts coming out the more you do it.”

“The Sopranos’” Big Pussy: I’ve successfully battled prostate cancer this past year
Vinny Pastore worried his cancer diagnosis last year would keep him off the stage in “Bullets Over Broadway.” Instead, he’s completed 100 shows.

Brooklyn Cyclones celebrate “Seinfeld Night”
The New York Mets minor league team wore puffy shirts, renamed foul poles “Festivus poles,” handed out a “Magic Loogie” Keith Hernandez bobbleheads, had a low-talker announcer, a close-talker mascot and held an Elaine Dance Contest to celebrate “Seinfeld’s” 25th anniversary. PLUS: Jerry Seinfeld thanked "Seinfeld" fans on the 25th anniversary.

“Southern Charm” star announces bid to unseat Sen. Lindsay Graham
Former South Carolina state treasurer Thomas Ravenel, who is also a convicted felon for cocaine possession, is trying to run as an independent for the state’s U.S. Senate seat currently occupied by Graham. He’ll need 10,000 signatures.

Phil and Claire’s “Modern Family” house sells for $2.15 million
The two-story property, built in 2006 in L.A.’s Cheviot Hills, contains six bedrooms and originally went to market for $2.35 million.

“Breaking Bad’s” cinematographer to direct 2 “Game of Thrones” episodes next season
Michael Slovis, who was cinematographer for nearly every “Breaking Bad” episode and director for four of them, will helm the “Game of Thrones” season premiere. He’s the 2nd “Breaking Bad” director to helm “GoT,” after Michelle MacLaren.

A Jon Stewart biography is due out this fall, titled “The Angry Optimist”
Here are some tidbits from Lisa Rogak’s book, including his stoner college life and working as a bartender at a punk rock club.

Coming soon: “Game of Thrones” wine
The Wines of Westeros will be available in The Stark (Sauvignon Blanc) and The Lannister (Pinot Noir).

Katie Couric and Kim Kardashian have apparently made up
Kris Jenner posted on Instagram a photo of the two “fake friends” together in the Hamptons.

Check out the “Better Call Saul” bobblehead
"This guy just arrived at my house,” says co-creator Peter Gould. "The law can be slippery, I'll let him handle it."

“Scandal’s” Columbus Short arrested for public intoxication
Short was taken into custody in Dallas while celebrating the 4th of July.

Lea Michele jokes about being the latest “Glee” star to get hacked
"Guess @chriscolfer and I should have known better then to make our passwords the names of our cats:),” she tweeted after her Twitter account announced she was pregnant.

Jimmy Kimmel attempts to learn Sia’s “Chanedlier” from  “Dance Moms” star
Maddie Ziegler, 11, tried to teach Kimmel and Guillermo her dance from the music video.

Brody Jenner: I never dated Lauren Conrad on “The Hills”
Their relationship, he admits, was totally fake.

Joel McHale sends up Jerry Seinfeld’s “Comedians in Cars"
Check out “The Soup’s” “Comedians in Cars Getting Cocaine,” with Tony Hale.

“Gypsy Sisters” star accused of stealing $14,700 from Target
Police say Joann Wells schemed with two cashiers in her alleged fraud.

Watch the trailer for HBO’s “Hard Knocks” with the Atlanta Falcons
The NFL training camp reality show returns Aug. 5.

“Doctor Who” offers a new teaser
Is that the voice of Davros?

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'Seinfeld' seems as different from anything on the air today as it did 25 years ago
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'Seinfeld' seems as different from anything on the air today as it did 25 years ago

“Seinfeld" seems as different from anything on the air today as it did 25 years ago
A quarter-century after the premiere of “The Seinfeld Chronicles” on July 5, 1989, there’s still been nothing like it on TV — though, there have been many imitators, notes James Poniewozik. “The show exists outside generations and time,” he says, adding: "It has a comedian’s purity of focus on the sanctity of the joke above all–above sentiment, ‘relatability,’ larger social meaning–that still feels bracingly we-don’t-give-a-damn. PLUS: “Seinfeld’s” genius wasn’t apparent until the end of the 13-episode 2nd season, “Seinfeld” blazed the trail for sophisticated sitcoms, celebrating Elaine’s fashion, celebrating Elaine’s awkward dance, meet the writer behind “Double-Dipping” and “Yada Yada Yada,” “Seinfeld’s” 10 best side men, “Seinfeld’s” 25 greatest contributions to the English language, Carol Leifer explains why Larry David won’t use an iPhone, the 20 best sports moments, Jerry Seinfeld’s favorite sitcom is “Mary Tyler Moore,” everything you didn’t know about your favorite “Seinfeld” episodes, and Mariska Hargitay and Jeremy Piven are among the celebrity guest stars who appeared on “Seinfeld” before they were famous.

“Gold Rush” star dies
James Harness, 57, died one week after suffering a stroke.

Maybe Chris Colfer should’ve left “Glee”
The hacker who tweeted his departure maybe was on to something — Colfer would be better off leaving a show that’s a lame duck. PLUS: How would Ryan Murphy have killed off Kurt Hummel?

Jay Leno weighs in on Stephen Colbert taking over “The Late Show”
"I like Stephen Colbert a lot,” says the former “Tonight Show” host. "I like the silliness of his character and I think he will incorporate a lot of that into his show. I think he'll be Stephen Colbert and occasionally go into the character when needed. I think he'll be terrific.”

CeeLo Green: I left “The Voice” because “it became a job”
"It easily and quickly became a job," Green tells Us Weekly. "Very, very obligating… Taxing and tiring… I still tip my hat to Adam and Blake and those guys who continuously do it, but I think I ran my course there just naturally."

Discovery Channel to pay tribute to Louis Zamperini
The WWII veteran, who died this week at age 97, was the subject of a Shark Week documentary "Adrift: 47 Days With Sharks” in 2012. That documentary will re-air on Sunday.

Jimmy Fallon is still going strong, Seth Meyers is beating Letterman in the demo
Meanwhile, Jimmy Kimmel had his best quarter to date.

Is Tori Spelling the real-life version of “The Comeback”?
Her new “Mystery Girls” comedy is something Valerie Cherish would do.

Iranian’s “Modern Family” knockoff, explained
"Haft Sang” debuted this week as part of Ramadan programming and its episodes run twice the time of the original “Modern Family” — watch the entire first episode now.

“Downton Abbey” creator: I expect there to a 6th season
"I would be amazed if there wasn’t another series after (this one),” Julian Fellowes tells Harpers Bazaar.

See Jon Stewart, animated
“The Daily Show” host makes a cartoon cameo on Monday’s “Phineas and Ferb.”

“Family Guy” meets “Game of Thrones”
Check out an artist’s drawings putting the Seth MacFarlane characters in Westeros.

Disney Channel renews “I Didn’t Do It”
The teen comedy is one of the top tween shows on Disney.

“Orange is the New Black’s” Taryn Manning claims her ex-friend is stalking her
Manning pressed charges against the friend, who was arraigned yesterday in Manhattan Criminal Court on a misdemeanor charge of sending hundreds of messages to Manning.

Andy Cohen has a tiny office now that he’s no longer a Bravo executive
Cohen was moved from a spacious office on the 46th floor of 30 Rock to a cramped office on the 14th floor.

Science proves that “The Bachelor” is better than “The Bachelorette”
A psychologist explains why males competing for one woman is boring: There is less infighting among males, which leads to duller show.

Do you remember Nickelodeon’s "My Brother And Me”?
The mid-90s family sitcom is nearly forgotten today.

“The ‘90s: The Last Great Decade?” is a fun trip down memory lane
The three-night Nat Geo event, premiering Sunday, is especially timely with Hillary Clinton in the headlines.

General Wesley Clark kicks off TCM’s WWI salute on the Fourth of July
He’ll help introduce 43 films on The Great War.

“How I Met Your Mother’s” Kevin & Jeanette reunite
Kal Penn and Jeanette snapped a pic in “their new home.”

Check out Dana Carvey’s Church Lady cartoon
The classic “SNL” character gets a digital makeover.

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Cartoon Network fires the creator of 'Clarence' in wake of sexual assault allegations

Cartoon Network fires the creator of “Clarence” in wake of sexual assault allegations
Skyler Page’s firing comes after an artist on Cartoon Network’s “Adventure Time,” Emily Partridge, tweeted allegations over the past two days that Page had assaulted her. “Skyler Page is no longer an employee at Cartoon Network Studios,” a Cartoon Network spokesperson said in a statement.

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Chris Colfer: 'Due to personal issues, I have been let go from the cast of GLEE' (UPDATE: Colfer was hacked)

Chris Colfer: "Due to personal issues, I have been let go from the cast of GLEE"
Colfer just tweeted that he won't be back for the final season: "Due to personal issues, I have been let go from the cast of GLEE. Explanations will come shortly..." UPDATE: Colfer's Twitter was hacked, says his manager. UPDATE 2: 20th Century Fox TV also says Colfer was hacked: “We’ve been alerted that Chris Colfer’s Twitter account has been hacked. Rumors of his dismissal from Glee could not be further from the truth. We love Chris and look forward to working with him again this season."


This year’s “So You Think you Can Dance” winner will be offered a role on Broadway
The producers of the new Broadway revival of “On the Town,” which debuts in the fall, will offer this season’s winner a spot in the cast in the spring. That is, if the revival lasts that long.

“The Wire’s” David Simon is ticked off over a professor’s claim he was fired from The Baltimore Sun
UC Berkeley professor Linda Williams insists in her new book “On The Wire” that Simon was fired from his newspaper job in the mid-90s, even though he said he corrected her months ago, before the book was published, that he took a buyout.

“Game of Thrones” star Maisie Williams: "I don’t really watch a lot of TV—I don’t have one at the moment”
Williams, who has an American accent for her new movie, says: "In the U.K., we’re surrounded by American accents. Anything we watch in television.” Yet she doesn’t watch much TV, except YouTube.

Watch a clip from Miley Cyrus’ NBC special
"Miley Cyrus: Bangerz Tour” airs on Sunday at 9 pm.

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'Gotham' adds Kyle Massey

“Gotham” adds Kyle Massey
The Disney Channel star and “Dancing with the Stars” alum will play a homeless kid who lives on the streets of Gotham.

Comic-Con 2014: Here’s the complete TV schedule
This year’s Comic-Con kicks off on July 23 with pilot screenings of “The Flash,” “Constantine” and “iZombie.”

“California” author has received a huge "Colbert Report" boost
Edan Lepucki’s debut novel was expected to sell 12,000 copies. But thanks to two mentions by Colbert in his anti-Amazon rants, "California" has become the most preordered debut titles in Hachette history.

Jason Alexander tweets "Serenity Now!" in honor of “Seinfeld’s” 25th anniversary
Though the official anniversary is Saturday, Alexander tweeted this morning: "Happy 25th and thanks for years of laughs, love and support from frank and Estelle's baby boy. Serenity Now!”

Shakira to perform at the World Cup Closing ceremonies
She’ll be joined by Wyclef Jean, Alexandre Pires, Santana and Ivete Sangalo at the July 13 event, performing her World Cup tune, “La la la (Brazil 2014)."

“Big Brother” falls, yet tops the night
Thursday’s episode was down 22% from last week.

Can a new reality TV trade association promote safer working conditions?
Nonfiction Producers Association aims to promote the to promote “best practices” within the nonfiction television industry.

Joan Rivers: “The View” should never have dumped Elisabeth Hasselbeck
"I liked it when they had Elisabeth on, because Elisabeth represented a whole other group,” she says. "I thought it was great the way it was, leave it alone."

“Sons of Anarchy’s” Charlie Hunnam stars in a new Calvin Klein ad
Check out a clean-shaven Hunnam romancing supermodel Doutzen Kroes.

“Arrow” taps Peter Stormare to play Count Vertigo
He’ll play the first villain the team encounters in Season 3.

Jerry Seinfeld had a car shipped by truck from Pennsylvania for “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee”
When the car was returned, owner Scott Drab found a handwritten thank you note. The car, a 1967 Jaguar Mark II, was used for today’s episode featuring comedian Robert Klein.

Homer Simpson’s 1991 “The Homer” car was ahead of its time
Turns out some of Homer’s ideas have sort of come to fruition.

The plasma TV takes another step towards extinction
Samsung has joined Panasonic in dropping the manufacturing of plasma displays.

Neighbor sues Pat Sajak
The “Wheel of Fortune” host’s sprinkler system has allegedly caused more than $100,000 in damages.

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'Once Upon a Time' casts 'Frozen's' Queen Elsa

“Once Upon a Time” casts "Frozen's" Queen Elsa
“Fringe” veteran Georgina Haig will take on the role of the Disney snow queen.

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