Bill Clinton to make his 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' debut next week

Bill Clinton to make his "Jimmy Kimmel Live” debut next week
The former president is visiting Kimmel after their epic selfie over the weekend. PLUS: “Wheel of Fortune” winner Emil Deleon correctly guesses Kimmel’s questions.


“The Good Wife’s” Hunter Parrish: “My heart was pounding"
"I think my first response was to be entertained,” he says of Sunday’s episode, "and then my second response was to be completely honored that they thought that I would be the right person to be a part of this story and to be excited about the massiveness of what this meant for the show.”


“How I Met Your Dad” replacing the female best friend
Krysta Rodriguez is out after signing to play Greta Gerwig’s fashion blogger female best pal. Apparently there were character changes after the table read.


“Homeland’s” James Rebhorn wrote his own obituary
Rebhorn penned the obit this month, before his death.


Josh Radnor has known about part of the “HIMYM” finale since Season 1
"I was let in on a big thing [in the] first season,” he says. "I thought they weren't going to do that, and then they said, 'No, we're still doing that.’” PLUS: With 1 hour to go, “HIMYM” still has a lot of business to take care of.


Shouldn’t STDs affect “Game of Thrones” characters?
A medieval historian weighs in on whether STDS could have been rampant in those fictional times.


Jerry Springer agrees to stop using “tranny” on his show
Springer said he received backlash for titling a recent show, "Trannies Twerk It Out."


Kaley Cuoco gets her wedding date tattooed on her back
See the roman numerals on “The Big Bang Theory” star’s upper back.


Dr. Phil’s wife launches her own lifestyle brand
Robin McGraw Revelation debuts with a skincare collection.


ABC releases the official “Bachelorette” portrait
Check out Andi Dorfman and her roses.


“True Detective” meets “The Hardy Boys”
Check out a book cover mashup.


Introducing “The Office” Time Machine
A new website puts every cultural reference on the NBC sitcom in context.

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Original 'CSI' star Paul Guilfoyle is leaving after 14 seasons

Original “CSI” star Paul Guilfoyle is leaving after 14 seasons
Producers decided to write his character, Captain Jim Brass, off the show in May,. Guilfoyle is one of only two original “CSI” series regulars. The other being George Eads.

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Judge Joe Brown arrested for contempt of court

Judge Joe Brown arrested for contempt of court
The TV judge, who is running for D.A., allegedly “blew a gasket” while going to court to represent someone in a child support case.


“Breaking Bad’s” Betsy Brandt lands on ABC’s “The Club"
“The Michael J. Fox Show” star, who just nabbed a role last week on “Masters of Sex,” will play the wife of a country club owner.


“Rookie Blue” gets 22-episode supersized order, but ABC will only show 11 this summer
No word yet on when ABC will show the rest of the Canadian drama’s 11th season.


Letterman tackles “The Good Wife” twist
“What the hell happened?"


Nick Cannon: “It’s official….I’m white!!!”
Watch the “America’s Got Talent” host transformed as a white man.


Netflix dropping “24”
Netflix users have one week to watch all eight seasons. Afterwards, they’ll only be available on Amazon.


“Archer” will mostly “unreboot” itself for Season 6
“I think this next season we will sort of unreboot, or whatever — deboot,” creator Adam Reed tells EW, “and get back to the basics of some spy missions.”

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ABC announces summer premiere dates

ABC announces summer premiere dates
ABC’s summer lineup kicks off April 24 with “Black Box,” which will take over for “Scandal.” “Mistresses” returns June 2, “The Bachelorette” on May 19 and “The Astronaut Wives Club”
debuts on July 24.


Kevin Connolly’s broken leg won’t halt the “Entourage” movie
Connolly was playing football last week on set with Super Bowl-winning QB Russell Wilson when he suffered the injury.


Jessica Lange will manage a 1950 Florida “Freak Show” on Season 4 of “American Horror Story”
According to EW, Lange will play a German ex-pat who manages one of the last freak shows in the U.S., consisting of Angela Bassett, Frances Conroy, Evan Peters, Kathy Bates and Sarah Paulson. Denis O’Hare and Emma Roberts are also in talks to return.


Here’s Mila Kunis on-screen reunion with Ashton Kutcher on “Two and a Half Men”
And here’s one more pic of the "That 70s Show” engaged couple, who are having a baby.


Why “The Good Wife” twist was a betrayal on the entire series
Last night’s shocker, says Margaret Lyons, was "totally abrupt and unconnected to the rest of the story, not at all part of a broader web of ideas or characterizations. No one's complicit in it, no one's responsible for it ... and it doesn't advance the story so much as go back to an old one." PLUS: Julianna Margulies says: “Next week’s episode was the hardest thing"


Whatever happened to anti-drug PSAs?
They are hardly any on TV these days, thanks in part to the lack of government funding and competition from other public service announcements.


Kelli Williams joins “NCIS’” special episode on sexual assault in the Navy
The former “The Practice” and “Army Wives” star will play an NCIS agent on the episode.


Check out “Gotham’s” Alfred
Here’s a pic of British actor Sean Pertwee in his Batman prequel role.


Alyson Hannigan: Final “HIMYM” season “was almost like our methadone”
"This ninth season was shot around so many different schedules,” she says, "and it was such a weird season that it was almost like our methadone. It was a nice way of getting used to not seeing everyone every day of the week. So it prepared us for the finality of it all.” PLUS: “HIMYM’s” costume designer tells all.


“Ally McBeal’s” Gil Bellows to guest on “CSI”
He’ll play a powerful casino mogul in the episode that will launch “CSI’s” latest spinoff.

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'American Horror Story' Season 4 gets a 'Freak Show' title

“American Horror Story” Season 4 gets a “Freak Show” title
Ryan Murphy revealed that next year's carnival-themed installment will be called “American Horror Story: Freak Show.”


Maria Menounos out at “Extra”?
Page Six reports Menounos’ contract is being renewed amid rumors she has clashed with Mario Lopez. Menounos, who joined “Extra” from “Access Hollywood,” is due to star in the Oxygen reality show “Chasing Maria Menounos."

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Shocker boosts 'The Good Wife’s' ratings

Shocker boosts “The Good Wife’s” ratings
The CBS drama had its best numbers last night since January.


“Scandal” should learn from “The Good Wife” on how to create a genuine “OMG” moment
This is what a well-executed “OMG” moment actually looks like. PLUS: Watch a “Good Wife” video about last night, CBS shouldn’t use Letterman for “Good Wife” synergy, and this episode was very reminiscent of Kellie Martin’s key “ER” episode from 14 years ago.


OWN shows Oprah saying the F-word, telling Lindsay Lohan to “cut the bullsh*t”
On last night’s “Lindsay,” Oprah guilt-tripped a complaining Lohan telling her she knew she wanted to continue on. "If that is the case, then you're not going to be f*cking up,” said Oprah, adding: "And I know you're surprised to hear me say ‘f*ck.’"


A Belgian math teacher is using “Game of Thrones” spoilers to discipline his children
If the “Throne” fan students don’t behave, he’ll reveal spoilers from the books. PLUS: HBO releases 2 more “final” trailers.


Alfred Molina joins El Rey’s “Matador”
He’ll co-star with Gabriel Luna in the pilot about a soccer star turned CIA agent from Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman.


Judd Apatow talks “Girls” Season 3, says he expects to go back to 10 episodes next season
“I am a big fan of doing more episodes,” he says of this season’s 12-episode run. "Unfortunately, most of the shows on HBO are 10 episodes, so I think we will be doing 10 next year. We don't line up with anybody when we do 12. That's why we double-pumped episodes at the beginning of the season and it's why there's no one around us (at the end)."


See pics of the “24: Live Another Day” London set
This season will have an industrial art-deco feel. PLUS: “24: LAD” is coming out with a comic book ahead of the premiere.


Alyson Hannigan: "HOLY BLEEP I'm 40!!!”
Before turning 40 today, the “How I Met Your Mother” star last night tweeted: "Thank you 30's. You couldn't have been better!!!"


Study: TV stars’ tweets motivate viewers to watch
A new study found that a majority of Twitter users who see a tweet about a show are more likely to take immediate action to watch, search for, or share content.


Animal Planet jumps on the aftershow bandwagon for “River Monsters”
On April 6, a special will air called "River Monsters: Live With Jeremy Wade."

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'The Good Wife' creators explain the shocker

“The Good Wife” creators explain the shocker
Sunday’s episode was yet another shakeup for “The Good Wife” this season, but with bigger ramifications. PLUS: Why producers opted for violence, this seemed uncharacteristic and yet characteristic of the show, “I knew last year,” says “The Good Wife” star who will be on Letterman Monday.


Should Lena Dunham dump Hannah from “Girls”?
In Season 3, the other characters became more interesting than Hannah Horvath, as Lena Dunham became her own weakest link. PLUS: The Season 3 finale was a corrective on the Season 2 ender, “Girls” always manages to tie everything together, and Season 3 was “Girls’” best season yet.


Claire Holt calls her “The Originals” exit a “temporary absence”
“I want to be very clear that they didn’t run out of material,” she tells Buzzfeed. "I wasn’t pushed out, I wasn’t fed up with Rebekah, I didn’t quit mid-season, there was no drama, there was no rift between cast members; it really came down to the fact that I completed my initial commitment and made a life choice, not a career choice.”


Report: Josh Elliott wants $8M/year to stay on “GMA,” or he may jump to NBC
According to Page 6, ABC is offering Elliott $4 million a year.


Lindsay Sloane will play a character named “Lindsay” on “The Odd Couple”
Matthew Perry will reunite with Sloane, who guested on “Mr. Sunshine.”


Ashton Kutcher & Mila Kunis are having a baby
The “That ‘70s Show” co-stars are not only engaged but expecting.

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Character actor James Rebhorn, who played Carrie’s dad on 'Homeland,' dies at 65

Character actor James Rebhorn, who played Carrie’s dad on “Homeland,” dies at 65
Rebhorn also had recurring roles on “Enlightened” and “White Collar” as well as many other TV and movie credits. He also played the lawyer who put Jerry and his pals in jail in the “Seinfeld” finale.


Creationists want to be represented on “Cosmos”
Creationists groups are demanding equal time on the Fox series.


Ricky Gervais is shopping a new TV series starring “The Office’s” David Brent
He wants Brent to be filmed going on tour with his band, Foregone Conclusion.


Jimmy Kimmel grills Hillary, Bill and Chelsea Clinton
Kimmel was the interviewer at the Clinton Global Initiative at Arizona State University, his alma mater. Afterwards, he tried to top Ellen with his own epic Clinton selfie.


Jon Hamm: “Mad Men” cast is in denial as they prepare to shoot the final episodes
The final seven episodes will begin filming later this week, says Hamm at Paleyfest. "We're in some phase of grief,” he says, "and it's probably denial. I think we are collectively starting to realize the end is coming faster than we thought it would. There's nothing we could do to prepare for it, (but) we're going to have as much fun as we've always had making the show until we can't make it anymore."


“Entourage” movie will have at least 20 athlete cameos
Tom Brady and Mariano Rivera aren’t the only guest stars.


“NBC Nightly News” gets NBC history wrong
In a report on the closing of NBC Burbank, NBC mistakenly showed a photo of NBC’s old Hollywood home, at the corner of Sunset and Vine, which was demolished 50 years ago.


“The Walking Dead” beer to contain actual brains
Dock Street Walker will be brewed with smoked goat brains, not human brains.


NBC teases “Rosemary’s Baby”
With a baby crying.


“Basketball Wives” star Evelyn Lozada welcomes a boy
“I have EXCITING NEWS! Thank you God for my blessing!” she tweeted soon after giving birth.

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ABC Family drops controversial 'Alice in Arabia' pilot

ABC Family drops controversial "Alice in Arabia" pilot
Following a backlash from Muslim groups, ABC Family is not proceeding with the controversial pilot. "The current conversation surrounding our pilot was not what we had envisioned and is certainly not conducive to the creative process, so we’ve decided not to move forward with this project," said an ABC Family spokesperson.

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'Scandal' needed to have a shocking death

“Scandal” needed to have a shocking death
The ABC drama is going to benefit from the events of Thursday’s episode. As Eric Dodds notes, "it’s encouraging that Scandal showrunner Shonda Rhimes was willing to kill off a significant character — something she previously showed a willingness to do on 'Grey’s Anatomy.' Best case scenario, it’s a gateway killing of sorts — a sign that Scandal is starting to see that if the show wants to be as shocking as it claims in a way that actually matters, it needs to make no character (short of Kerry Washington’s Olivia Pope) untouchable.” PLUS: Nearly everybody is a murderer on “Scandal,” and killed-off “Scandal” star says: "The threat of death on a show like this, if it doesn't pay off occasionally, the audience begins to scream bulls–t."


Alfre Woodard will play President of the United States on NBC's "State of Affairs"
Woodard is joining the CIA drama starring Katherine Heigl.


Is HBO considering Kate Mara & Ellen Page for “True Detective” Season 2?
Mara points out that HBO’s Twitter account favorited one of her tweets proposing a pairing with Ellen Page for Season 2. "Dear @EllenPage,” she tweeted. "What does this mean?! You think they like the idea of two tiny detectives?"


New York state may give tax breaks to TV shows with diverse writers’ rooms
Two bills pending in the state legislature would incentivize adding diversity to the writing staffs of TV shows.


The “Girls” halo effect: Guest-stars are seen as influencers
Those making a cameo on the HBO series have discovered that it could do wonders for their credibility, especially in NYC. PLUS: Allison Williams admits Marnie would drive her crazy in real life, though she’d still be friends with her.


Isaiah Washington shared a photo of his “highly confidential" script for “Grey’s Anatomy”
“The contents of this script are highly confidential and are for your eyes only,” says a note on the script.


Why a “Game of Thrones” movie ending is a terrible idea
“The idea of using a feature to 'tie things up' is a dangerous prospect and would only add fuel to the fire of television’s desire to stretch franchises out further than their shelf life allows,” says Merill Barr. "Hit series such as ’24' and 'The X-Files' both fell into the trap of a promised feature-film future and thus suffered from not having a worthy ending to their stories because everyone thought “we’ll be back in a year.” PLUS: Why we’re obsessed, behind the scents of the hip-hop mixtape recording, and how much influence does George R.R. Martin have on the show’s creators?


Kevin Spacey is spending tonight charming members of Maryland’s legislature at a wine bar
It looks like “House of Cards” is going to get the tax credits it needs to stay in Maryland.


Check out more pics of Zoe Saldana in “Rosemary’s Baby”
“Suits" star Patrick J. Adams plays her husband in the NBC miniseries.


WWE asks fans which of 8 proposed reality show ideas they’d like to see on WWE Network
The proposals include “WWE Dirty Jobs," “WWE Rescue” and “WWE Prankdown."


Watch the TV Academy’s panel on “Justified”
Timothy Olyphant, Walton Goggins and Joelle Carter spent Wednesday night chatting about this season and the final season.


How “HIMYM” ended up in Long Island for its final season
Two of the show’s writers happen to be from Long Island, and couldn’t stop talking about it.


“The Walking Dead” has fully embraced the “Bottle Episode”
A Bottle Episode focuses on only a few characters with limited narrative action, as Darren Franich points out: "For 'Walking Dead,' this storytelling strategy hasn’t just worked: By digging into characters who were basically just defined by their trademark weapon and some telltale article of clothing, the show might have actually rebooted itself as a creative venture.” PLUS: See the season finale poster.


An HBO special for Rosie O’Donnell?
The cable channel’s cameras are set to capture Rosie’s upcoming standup performances next month.


Conan rides a mechanical bull
Watch his promo for “Conan” in Dallas.


Bravo casting director searches Instagram for future reality stars
Melissa Stanforth says if you already have a big, engaged following, you’re likely perfect for reality stardom.


Candace Cameron Bure’s Russian-born husband learned English from “Full House”
The former “Full House” star’s former hockey player husband came to the United States at age 17, and was introduced to Candace Cameron by Dave Coulier.


Singing nun is a sensation on Italy’s “The Voice”
Sister Cristina Scuccia was dressed in her religious outfit while performing Alicia Keys’ “No One.”


Web site lets you explore IMDb ratings of TV shows, via graphs
Check out Graph TV.


See a preview of “Californication” Season 7
Hank hits rock bottom.


Fox News anchor takes on Kristen Bell
Neil Cavuto objected to Bell’s tweet that "rich people SHOULD pay higher taxes."

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