'The Following' hits another low


"The Following" hits another low
Super Bowl ads didn't help the Kevin Bacon series.


BET's "Book of Negroes" miniseries to star Louis Gossett Jr, Cuba Gooding Jr, Aunjanue Ellis
Based on a 2007 book, the miniseries will follow a female slave as she's taken from West Africa to America.


"Little Couple" star Jen Arnold's cancer is in remission

Dr. Jennifer Arnold had been undergoing intensive chemotherapy to battle a rare form of cancer.


Puppy Bowl gets huge ratings, Kitten Bowl does decently, Fish Bowl was barely watched
The 10th Puppy Bowl attracted a record-setting 13.5 million total viewers, About 1 million watched the premiere of the inaugural Kitten Bowl, while 27,000 tuned in for Nat Geo's Fish Bowl.


"SNL" alum Victoria Jackson is running for public office

She's running as an independent for a county seat on a Tennessee commission.


"The Bachelor's" weird sex issues: The show is like a prudish pimp

This season, it's become harder for the show to mask its resemblance to an "unusually public escort service." PLUS: Meet Juan Pablo's stylist.


Netflix viewership went down then up during Super Bowl blowout

Traffic was down 20% in the first half. But as it became clear the game was a blowout, viewership levels went back to normal in the second half. PLUS: Many cable channels saw viewership soar after the game.


"Veronica Mars" cast members are live-tweeting old episodes
Each night, one cast member will live-tweet an episode at 8 pm ET.


John Stamos goes "bald"

The "Full House" star shared a photo on Instagram of him wearing a bald cap.


Lea Michele's memoir cover revealed
The "Glee" star is releasing "Brunette Ambition" on May 13.


"Under the Dome" adds "CSI:NY's" Eddie Cahill

"Misfits" alum Karla Crome will also join the cast in Season 2.


"Little House on the Prairie" star Richard Bull dies
Bull, 89, played shopkeeper Nels Oleson. Melissa Gilbert mourned his loss on Twitter: "Goodbye Richard working with you was such a joy but nearly as joyful as being your friend."

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Jimmy Fallon pens heartfelt 'Thank You Note' to Jay Leno


Jimmy Fallon pens heartfelt "Thank You Note" to Jay Leno
Fallon was a guest on last night "Tonight Show" where, instead of writing a sarcastic "Thank You Note," he opted to be sincere: "And finally, thank you Jay Leno, for carrying on the proud tradition of the Tonight Show host with such humor and class and for being nothing but gracious and generous to me over the past years. I will do my best to make you proud every single night." PLUS: Leno cracked some Fallon jokes during his monologue, and Leno had another night of big ratings last night.


Benedict Cumberbatch drops by "Sesame Street"

"Sherlock" meets his arch-nemesis, "Murray-arty."


Adult Swim is expanding to 8 pm

Starting March 31, the No. 1 block for adults 18-34 will kick off at 8 o'clock, instead of 9.


Flea denies any "trickery" during Super Bowl halftime performance

The Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist, who's accused of not playing live, tweeted cryptically last night: "No trickery. No choice, but no trickery."


Jerry Seinfeld on lack of diversity in comedy: "Who cares?"
Seinfeld's "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee" has featured mostly white males, and Seinfeld doesn't see a problem with that: "People think it's the census or something," Seinfeld tells Buzzfeed of the assertion that all pop culture should accurately reflect society. "This has gotta represent the actual pie chart of America? Who cares? Funny is the world that I live in. You’re funny, I'm interested. You’re not funny, I’m not interested. I have no interest in gender or race or anything like that." PLUS: In defense of Seinfeld's Super Bowl "Seinfeld" reunion, and Seinfeld wanted to create a show you could "put in your pocket."


Ryan Phillippe is poised to star in ABC's "Secrets & Lies"

The "Damages" alum is expected to play a father who becomes the prime suspect in a murder case when he finds a dead young boy.


Clay Aiken was trash-talked by his potential future GOP congressional opponent

North Carolina U.S. Rep. Renee Ellmers pointed out that Aiken couldn't win "American Idol" or "Celebrity Apprentice." "As we know he doesn’t always fare all that well. He was runner up," she said, adding: "Apparently his performing career isn’t going so well and he’s bored."


After being dumped by HBO, Neil Gaiman's "American Gods" may find a TV home
The potential sci-fi TV series based on Gaiman's novel is getting help from FreemantleMedia, the company behind "American Idol."


Ken Marino joins Casey Wilson on ABC's "Marry Me"

The "Party Down" alum will play Wilson's fiance.


Adam Brody: I think "The O.C.'s" Seth Cohen would've died by now

"I think he'd be going down to Mexico and probably had a bad car accident," Brody tells Nylon magazine. "It wasn't any fault of his own, but yeah, knowing what I know now about Seth and his poor decision-making, that's my guess."


Stephen Colbert is expected to star in many more pistachio ads

He has signed on to be Wonderful Pistachios' pitchman for a full year.


Bravo to begin offering "Top Chef at Sea" cruise vacation packages

Ten ships will offer "Top Chef"-themed food and events.


Conan introduces Punxsutawney Dr. Phil
It's Groundhog Day, Conan-style. PLUS: Conan has an extended cut of Bob Dylan's Super Bowl ad.


Ellie Kemper's mom wasn't happy to see her guest-hosting "Ellen"
Her mom preferred Ellen instead.

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'New Girl' lending Max Greenfield to 'The Mindy Project'


"New Girl" lending Max Greenfield to "The Mindy Project"
He'll guest as a guy at a bar named Lee who is up to "no good."


TV Land renews "The Exes"

The comedy starring Donald Faison, Wayne Knight and David Alan Basche will return for a 4th season.


"Big Bang" is bringing back Bob Newhart

He'll reprise his role as Professor Proton.


"NCIS: New Orleans" adds CCH Pounder and "JAG" alum

Pounder will play the show's medical examiner, while Zoe McLellan will play a special agent.


"Dancing with the Stars" dumps its longtime band leader
The 28-member Harold Wheeler Orchestra and Singers is out after being with the show since Season 1. The American Federation of Musicians claims the show will begin using pre-recorded music, but a source tells The Hollywood Reporter that a new live band will be chosen.


"Bored to Death" cast reunites
Ted Danson, Jason Schwartzman and Zach Galifianakis appeared together over the weekend at SF Sketchfest.


Disney Channel renews "Dog with a Blog"
The comedy will be back for a 3rd season.

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'Orange is the New Black' creator: Laura Prepon will be back for "most" of Season 2


"Orange is the New Black" creator: Laura Prepon will be back for "most" of Season 2
It had been reported that Prepon would return for just four episodes. But creator Jenji Kohan tells Us Weekly: "Yes, yes, she is coming back. Not the whole season, but...you'll see her for most of it."

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Last night's Super Bowl was the most-watched TV show in U.S. history


Last night's Super Bowl was the most-watched TV show in U.S. history
Updated ratings show that 111.5 million viewers watched the boring blowout that was Super Bowl XLVIII, up from the 111.3 million who saw the previous record-holder, the 2012 Super Bowl. PLUS: "Downton Abbey" was the night's runner-up for the 3rd year.

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Discovery Channel orders 'Game of Stones'


Discovery Channel orders "Game of Stones"
The reality show follows an "extreme gem hunter" who is an expert at finding rare stones "from the most dangerous and lawless places on earth."


Did Flea fake playing the bass during Super Bowl halftime?
There are allegations that the Red Hot Chili Peppers were "air-shredding" during last night's performance.


"HIMYM" creators answer question on Reddit -- Jennifer Love Hewitt didn't want to play Robin
Hewitt rejected the role of Robin to do "The Ghost Whisperer," according to Carter Bays. That, of course, led to the casting of Cobie Smulders. PLUS: Cristin Milioti talks playing the ukulele?


Seth Meyers to make a cameo on "Say Yes to Dress"
Three days before his "Late Night" debut, Meyers will pop up on TLC to surprise a medic who was injured by a bomb in Afghanistan.


"Live" celebrates Michael Strahan's Pro Football Hall of Fame honor

Strahan, who handed out the Super Bowl trophy last night, had quite a busy weekend. He was voted into the Hall of Fame on Saturday in his 2nd year of eligibility.


Jack Davenport joins Jennifer Carpenter on ABC's "Sea of Fire"
The "Coupling" and "Smash" vet will play a local sheriff who joins Carpenter's FBI agent in an investigation of the disappearance of three girls.

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Scott Bakula will star in the 'NCIS' New Orleans spinoff


Scott Bakula will star in the "NCIS" New Orleans spinoff

The 2nd "NCIS" spinoff will feature Bakula as NCIS Special Agent Pride, who "embodies" New Orleans.

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'New Girl' and 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' score big ratings from Super Bowl


"New Girl" and "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" score big ratings from Super Bowl
About 25.8 million viewers stuck around for Prince on "New Girl," while "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" attracted 14.8 million. "New Girl's" ratings topped the last sitcom to air after the Super Bowl, "The Office" in 2009.


Bruno Mars tops Beyonce
Bruno Mars' Super Bowl halftime show barely topped Beyonce's performance last year, at least based on early numbers.


Lorne Michaels talks "SNL" -- his typical week, his lack of a succession plan, the show's diversity
Does Lorne have a succession plan? "In terms of people who I think can do this job, I think there's probably five or six who care enough about it," says the 69-year-old "SNL" boss. "But I have no plan. It’s as if somehow thinking about it will … you know. Milton Berle, George Burns, and Bob Hope, they all made it to 100 or pretty close. So, you never know." PLUS: Check out a cartoon drawing of Seth Meyers' Weekend Update, AND Seth's name joins the "SNL" nameplate collection of ex-cast members and writers.


"Desperate Housewives" star Shawn Pyfrom admits to drug abuse following Philip Seymour Hoffman's death
The 27-year-old actor, who played Andrew Van Der Kamp for eight seasons, wrote on Tumblr: "I just read the news about Mr. Philip Seymour Hoffman, and against the (advice) of others; I had to write this open letter. I can't stay quiet anymore about this. … I am an alcoholic and a drug addict,"


"24: Live Another Day" adds James Bond franchise star Colin Salmon

Salmon, who also appears on "Arrow," will play the character of General Coburn.


See a preview of "The After," the Amazon pilot from "The X-Files" creator

Viewers will get to decide if Chris Carter's post-apocalyptic drama gets made.


Watch Lena Dunham's roast of Howard Stern

"I lost 15 pounds to be here with you."


"Blue Bloods" is headed to syndication

The CBS drama is expected to land on WGN America and Ion, plus there is a video on demand deal in the works.


Allison Janney: I'm returning for "Masters of Sex" Season 2
Says the "Mom" star: "I know they're trying to work out the schedule right now."


HLN cancels "Showbiz Tonight," but A.J. Hammer will stick around
"Showbiz Tonight" will end with Thursday's show.

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Super Bowl Blowout ratings down from last year, but in the Top 5 all-time


Super Bowl Blowout ratings down from last year, but in the Top 5 all-time

Four of the Top 5 Super Bowls of all-time have happened in the past four years. PLUS: Super Bowl stadium is covered in snow less than 12 hours after the game.


Fox and Jerry Seinfeld insist "Seinfeld" reunion wasn't a commercial, even though it promoted his Crackle web series
No money was exchanged for the promotion. As Jerry Seinfeld says in a statement: "Fox approached Larry and me about doing some kind of ‘Seinfeld’ reunion for the halftime broadcast because of the New York connection. So we thought throwing Jerry, George and Newman into a ‘Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee’ was a fun way to do it. Larry and I wrote the script in one sitting, just like old times, and working with him, Jason and Wayne was a total blast, as it always was." PLUS: What a disappointing reunion!, and it was much ado about nothing.


Watch all the "24: Live Another Day" Super Bowl trailers
Featuring Jack Bauer and "Goth Chloe." PLUS: Watch Super Bowl ads for Fox's "Cosmos" and "The Following."


Bruno Mars gets credited with "rescuing" boring Super Bowl
Mars suddenly became the main event as the Broncos were getting blown out in the first half. And he lived up to the billing. PLUS: Mars' halftime was "solid-meh," the Red Hot Chili Peppers got the biggest cheers, and Mars delivered after baring scrutinized over his inexperience.


Super Bowl champion QB Russell Wilson will be on Letterman tonight
It's become a tradition for the Super Bowl-winning quarterback to appear on "The Late Show" first.


Seattle Seahawks use "Community's" Jeff Winger in celebrating their Super Bowl victory
Joel McHale is, of course, a diehard Seahawks fan.


"SNL" had its 2nd-best ratings of the season, thanks to Seth Meyers' farewell
Apparently viewers were tuning in for Seth's goodbye, not Melissa McCarthy.


Opera superstar Renee Fleming was "living and breathing" the national anthem for weeks
"This is not for civilians," says the Super Bowl soprano.


Super Bowl ads: Less risqué and crude, more warm and fuzzy
There was also a lot of nostalgia this year, including a Radio Shack '80s reunion ad and, of course, the "Full House" reunion. PLUS: "Puppy Love" wins USA Today's Ad Meter.


Coca-Cola's Super Bowl ad brings out a racist backlash
Some "ugly Americans" were ticked off to see "America the Beautiful" sung in foreign languages.


Aziz Ansari tweeted a "Friday Night Lights" Super Bowl -- "Street" and Vince Howard join the fun
Ansari's all-day Sunday tweet fest inspired a photo from Scott Porter and Michael B. Jordan.


All performers on Letterman this week will sing Beatles songs
"The Late Show" and the Ed Sullivan Theater is commemorating Sunday's 50th anniversary of the Beatles famous performance on "The Ed Sullivan Show."


Time Warner's Super Bowl ad features "Duck Dynasty" cast minus Phil Robertson

The controversial "Duck" star was conspicuously absent from last night's commercial.


Puppy Bowl vs. Fish Bowl vs. Kitten Bowl

Which put on the cutest performance vs. the Super Bowl, Animal Planet, Nat Geo or Hallmark Channel?


Hillary Clinton sent a tweet joking about Fox News during Super Bowl

"It's so much more fun to watch FOX when it’s someone else being blitzed & sacked! #SuperBowl"


Kim Kardashian in Vogue?
The E! star reportedly was photographed for the fashion magazine this weekend.


Prince and Zooey Deschanel had a duet on "New Girl"
Prince did sing on last night's Super Bowl episode.


Stephen Colbert had his head cracked open in Super Bowl ad
Watch Colbert pitch pistachios.


Meet the "Supernatural" spinoff characters

All new spinoff characters will be introduced on the CW series' 20th episode. PLUS: Jared Padalecki under fire for calling Philip Seymour Hoffman's death "stupid."


Rainn Wilson tweets a childhood photo of him wearing a Seahawks shirt
"This goes out to all the as*holes calling me a #Bandwagon fan."

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Jerry Seinfeld's 'Seinfeld' reunion was to promote "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee"


Jerry Seinfeld's "Seinfeld" reunion was to promote "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee"

Watch the bit he, Jason Alexander, Wayne Knight and Larry David did for Fox's Super Bowl coverage.

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