'The Arsenio Hall Show' canceled after 1 season, despite its renewal for Season 2

“The Arsenio Hall Show” canceled after 1 season, despite its renewal for Season 2
CBS Television Distribution, which renewed Arsenio in February, had to change its mind after three station groups decided to move Arsenio to a later timeslot. PLUS: Watch Jay Leno surprise Arsenio with renewal announcement in February.


Chris Kattan revives “SNL’s” Mango
Fashion designer Alexander Wang talked Kattan into bringing back his saucy stripper for his new fashion film.


“Evolving” CNN touts the success of “The Sixties”
CNN president Jeff Zucker reacted to “The Sixties” beating its competition by writing to his staff: ""I wanted to take a moment to tell you how proud I am to work at CNN today. Because today we have seen the true scope of what CNN is and can be.”


USA’s “Dig” adds Richard E. Grant
He’ll play an archaeologist on the USA event series.


911 dispatcher on Maya Angelou death call suspended for making “unacceptable” comments about Oprah
During the seven-minute phone call, the dispatcher can be heard saying, "Oprah has fallen out of grace."


Claim: Matt Lauer and Brian Williams are feuding
Page Six says the “NBC Nightly News” anchor is upset by all the attention “Today” is getting by NBC News’ new boss.


“The Tonight Show” had its best May sweeps since the pre-Conan Jay Leno days in 2009
Jimmy Fallon’s ratings continued to soar. But Jimmy Kimmel’s May sweeps ratings weren’t so bad, either.


“Reign” promotes Jonathan Keltz
Greer’s love interest will be a series regular next season.

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Tyra Banks returning to daytime TV with a new lifestyle show

Tyra Banks returning to daytime TV with a new lifestyle show
Four years after the end of "The Tyra Banks Show,” Tyra Banks is preparing for a daytime comeback with a show featuring lifestyle experts with Disney-ABC.


Kris Kristofferson will play President Andrew Jackson on History channel’s “Texas Rising” miniseries
The eight-hour miniseries is from the producers of "Hatfields & McCoys.”

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Starz will premiere crime drama 'Power' on Twitter

Starz will premiere crime drama “Power” on Twitter
The 50 Cent-produced series, which debuts June 7, will drop in a tweet at midnight Saturday. PLUS: Was 50 Cent’s botched MLB pitch a publicity stunt to promote “Power”?


Michael Strahan surprises President Obama with a question about the VA scandal
Strahan, the son of a retired Army major, got in at least one serious question during today’s “Live” from the White House.


“Undateable” star Chris D’Elia denounces “#YesAllWomen” Twitter hashtag
“I think that it's terrible that a lot of these people (are) tweeting about this, using this hashtag,” he says, courting controversy by saying that the hashtag was “rude” to the victims of the UC Santa Barbara shooting.


Report: Outgoing Fox boss Kevin Reilly wanted to renew “Almost Human” and “Enlisted”
Reilly’s exit as head of Fox Entertainment shouldn’t come as a surprise his boss, the head of Fox, vetoed his decision to renew those two struggling first-year shows. PLUS: Reilly tried to fix broadcast TV, and was fired.


Amy Poehler: "Because I play a Parks and Recreation employee on my NBC show, people assume that that is my actual job”
Poehler spoke last night at Grant’s Tomb in opening remarks at the New York Restoration Project’s spring picnic.


Montreal Canadiens lose a bet with Jimmy Fallon
Fallon will now get to choose 10 different outfits for the Canadiens mascot.


Norm Macdonald delivers an “inspiring” commencement speech
Watch the video he made for Funny or Die.

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OWN will devote 5 hours Sunday to honoring Maya Angelou

OWN will devote 5 hours Sunday to honoring Maya Angelou
Sunday’s offerings include rerun of “Super Soul Sunday” with Angelou” as well as “Oprah’s Master Class” with the noted author.


HBO on “Game of Thrones’” lack of Emmy recognition: Blame high production values and fantasy setting
Says HBO programming chief Michael Lombardo: “What frustrates me about the show is people really love and connect with the characters — but somehow, (the voters) don’t put two and two together that there are great actors embodying those roles." PLUS: "Walder Frey" takes a "Wedding Planning for Dummies" photo.


”Undateable” has the highest-rated summer comedy debut in 5 years
About 3.9 million watched the Bill Lawrence comedy.


CBS reviving “Fashion Rocks” and “Movies Rock” specials
The two-hour specials, airing respectively in September and December, are part of TV’s new event television trend. The specials haven't aired in at least six years.


“Reading Rainbow” Kickstarter is nearing $3M
LeVar Burton is closing in on triple his goal.


Syfy picks up “Bitten” for a 2nd season
The sci-fi drama was already renewed by Canadian TV.


“The Simpsons” unveils a new character, via video game
Meet Chester Dupree, an unemployed slacker in "The Simpsons Tapped Out.”


Dr. Phil testifies before Congress
He told the House Ways and Means Committee that foster children should be treated by psychotherapists instead of psychotropic drugs.


Check out Andy Richter’s prom king photo
The “Conan” star used to be known as “Andy Swanson” (using his stepfather’s last name).


“The Walking Dead” gets an ‘80s remake
Watch an ‘80s version of the opening theme.


“Glee’s” Jenna Uskowitz and “The Vampire Diaries’” Michael Trevino break up
The couple dated for three years.

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'Sons of Anarchy' gets a new sheriff: Annabeth Gish

“Sons of Anarchy” gets a new sheriff: Annabeth Gish
Gish will shoot her “SOA” scenes will simultaneously working on FX’s “The Bridge.”


2 “Ghost Hunters” stars are leaving to star in a new paranormal series
Amy Bruni and Adam Berry are teaming to develop a new show.


Bryan Cranston: “I don’t know” if “Breaking Bad” killed off Walter White
"You never saw a bag zip up or anything,” he tells CNN. Will he reprise his role? “Never say never,” he adds.


To promote NBC’s “Undateable,” Bill Lawrence and his stars went on a comedy tour
"Luckily, our cast is composed of stand-up comedians,” says Lawrence, who's producing the summer comedy, launching tonight. PLUS: What is Lawrence’s reaction to premiering on May 29?


AnnaLynne McCord reveals she was sexually assaulted by a friend
The “Dallas” and “90210” star recalls allowing a guy friend to crash on her couch. "We sat on the bed and talked for a while, then I fell asleep When I woke up, he was inside me,” she tells Cosmopolitan.


CNN covers well-trod ground with “The Sixties”
The Tom Hanks-produced 10-part documentary premieres tonight.

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'The Bachelor' Juan Pablo is headed to 'Couples Therapy'

“The Bachelor” Juan Pablo is headed to “Couples Therapy”
Juan Pablo Galavis and Nikki Ferrell will get counseling on the 5th season of the VH1 reality show.


Fox boss Kevin Reilly is stepping down after a disappointing season
The Fox Entertainment chairman is exiting after Fox placed 4th in total viewers and 2nd in the key 18-49 demo. Reilly put shows like "The Mindy Project" and "New Girl" on the air. Before Fox, he was NBC Entertainment president, responsible for shows like "The  Office," "30 Rock," "Friday Night Lights" and "Heroes."


How will ABC’s “Rising Star” use real-time voting when the U.S. has 4 time zones?
It looks like the vast majority of the country, from the Mountain Time Zone  to the Eastern Time Zone will get the show live. But what about the Pacific Time Zone?


Julia Collins predicted she'd become a “Jeopardy!” champion in her 8th grade yearbook
Collins, though, predicted she’d become the "'Ten Time Jeopardy Champion,’ winning each tournament twice.”


Shame on the Spelling Bee for its new rules!
Half the spellers were eliminated without spelling any words wrong, thanks to new rules. PLUS: Shonda Rhimes is again live-blogging the Bee.


“Hell on Wheels” gets a Season 4 premiere date
The AMC Western returns Aug. 2.


“Covert Affairs” hires a new spy
Max Martini will guest in Season 5.


“Hannibal” debuts an 8-minute gag reel
This gag reel may make you actually gag.


British singer-songwriter Foxes will guest on “Doctor Who”
She’ll also perform a song on the BBC series.


Maggie Smith gets a “Downton Abbey” made
Actress Sue Johnston is joining the ITV series.

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Marilyn Manson joins 'Sons of Anarchy'

Marilyn Manson joins “Sons of Anarchy”
The goth rocker will play a white supremacist prison power player associated with Jax Teller in the final season.


Edward Snowden interview brings in just 5.9 million viewers
The NBC News exclusive special tied for 2nd in the ratings, while the premiere of “So You Think You Can Dance” was first.


"Millionaire Matchmaker” star facing federal felony extortion charges
Adam Winters, 25, who appeared on the Bravo series in February and claimed to be worth more than $1 million, was arrested and could not afford to pay for his own attorney.


“American Idol” winner takes runner-up to her prom
Jena Irene Asciutto asked Caleb Johnson to escort her to prom at her Michigan high school.


Elisabeth Moss’ 1st post-“Mad Men” gig: “The Heidi Chronicles” on Broadway?
Moss is wrapping up filming of “Mad Men” and is in negotiations to star in the beloved Wendy Wasserstein play.


Man who punched Brad Pitt is on probation for crashing the Grammys stage last year
Vitalii Sediuk surprised Jennifer Lopez last year when he crashed the Grammys stage before Adele’s speech.


Louis CK buys Babe Ruth’s summer Hamptons beach house for $2.5M
After bombing in the Hamptons in the season premiere of “Louie,” Louis CK is set to own the house that the Yankees legend used to spend his summers at.


"Blood Lake: Attack Of The Killer Lampreys” a ratings dud
Animal Planet’s first original B-horror film didn’t come close to the cable channel’s other offering that night, "Mermaids: The New Evidence."


Why Edward Snowden should’ve liked “The Wire” Season 2
Season 2 of the HBO series critiques the war on terror. And as Vox points out, “The Wire’s” critique "closely resembles ones Snowden himself has made.”


Vimeo announces its 1st original TV series
The video-sharing website is getting into original programming with cannabis dealer series "High Maintenance.” The web series has already been shown on Vimeo, but Vimeo has ordered six more episodes.

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'Wonder Years' cast reunites to announce that the DVD is coming soon

“Wonder Years” cast reunites to announce that the DVD is coming soon
Check out Kevin Arnold with his family, plus Winnie Cooper and Paul Pfeiffer.


Time puts “Orange is the New Black’s” Laverne Cox on its cover
She talks to Time about the transgender movement in this week’s cover story, “The Transgender Tipping Point."


Neil Patrick Harris will perform at the Tonys, along with Idina Menzel, Sting, Patti LaBelle
Also performing: Fantasia, Alan Cumming and Sutton Foster.


LeVar Burton posts video of him tearing up over his “Reading Rainbow” Kickstarter
“It is our first day. I am overwhelmed, thank you so much, this is going to enable us to really, really, really do a lot of good,” he said.


Edward Snowden has been watching “The Wire,” but says Season 2 is “not so great”
Snowden told Brian Williams “I’m really enjoying” the HBO series about surveillance, but  PLUS: Why Snowden is wrong about Season 2, and “Wire” creator David Simon is not a Snowden fan.


Why Hulu should not bring back “Community”
A 6th season would be nothing but pandering to fans, especially since the canceled NBC comedy exhausted all its storylines.


“SNL’s” Jay Pharoah makes another rap parody music video
“Problems” is a follow-up to last year’s “I Am a Dog.”


Anna Gunn’s ex-husband is reportedly seeking her “Breaking Bad” money
Alastair Duncan, the actor father of Gunn’s two daughters, stopped seeking child support after their divorce in 2009. But according to TMZ, he wants “a piece of” her earnings, including the $1 million she made from “Breaking Bad” last year.


Lena Dunham’s dog bites her in the butt
The “Girls” star posted a blood-stained photo, taken by co-star Jemima Kirke, of the aftermath of yesterday’s incident.


Cartoon Network’s "DreamWorks Dragons” is jumping to Netflix
The animated series will debut on Netflix early next year.

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LeVar Burton’s 'Reading Rainbow' campaign easily beats its $1 million goal in 1 day

LeVar Burton’s “Reading Rainbow” campaign easily beats its $1 million goal in 1 day
"Reading Rainbow" joins "Veronica Mars" in becoming one of the rare Kickstarter projects to hit its goal in less than 24 hours.


A female contestant is making “Jeopardy!” history, but is getting scant media attention
Julia Collins -- who's already surpassed Arthur Chu -- is set to tie the second-longest streak in “Jeopardy!” history. She’s already the winningest female in the game show’s history.


“The Goldbergs” creator: MTV has forbidden us from celebrating its ‘80s past
"We wanted to use their old logos and videos in the pilot,” says Adam Goldberg, "but they rejected us. MTV said they wanted to look to the future, and not dwell on the past. I hope they change their minds and realize they defined my generation— and need to be celebrated.”


Could “True Detective” Season 2 become overwhelmed by all the speculation?
As Tom Ley notes, "Making a good TV drama is hard enough without having to invent new characters and an entirely new plot every season, and all of this anticipation is going to make it damn near impossible for this show's encore to live up to expectations.” PLUS: 8 actresses perfect for Season 2, and which beer will replace Lone Star?


“America’s Next Top Model” contestant has vitiligo on her face
Chantelle Young’s skin is lightened around her mouth.


Why does “Louie” have so many uninterrupted shots this season?
This season has boasted one 7 1/2-minute shot, about a dozen longer than two minutes and about five longer than three minutes. PLUS: “Louie’s” flashback was “deeply sad."


Nielsen plans to increase its TV ratings sample audience size
Los Angeles will go from 1,000 homes measured to 1,300 homes.


Kudos to “Mad Men” for ditching California
The midseason finale resisted the notion that the Golden State is the ultimate symbol of rebirth. PLUS: Watch “Mad Men: The Musical."


Why does TV only show lesbians engaging in oral sex?
Even shows like “Orange is the New Black” and “The L Word” would feed the misconception that oral sex is the only sex lesbians engage in.


CW unveils an extended “Jane the Virgin” trailer
This four-minute trailer explains how a virgin got impregnated.


Alex Trebek: "I consider myself a social liberal and a fiscal conservative”
With Pat Sajak getting political on Twitter, the “Jeopardy!” host explains his political views: “I would point out that anyone who has ever asked me, or investigated, would know that I am a registered ‘Independent,’ and I have voted for both Democratic and Republican candidates in the past, and will continue to do so.”


Forbes’ Most Powerful Women list: Sofia Vergara tops Ellen DeGeneres
The “Modern Family” star was ranked No. 32, while Ellen is No. 46.


Piers Morgan pantsed by a member of One Direction
Watch Harry Styles embarrass the former CNN host in the middle of a soccer stadium.


Ricky Gervais says of “Dexter”: “I think this is the most sincere thing I’ve done”
Says the comedian: “I’ve left behind that sort of veil of irony that I sort of explored with ‘The Office’ and ‘Extras.’”


Kate Gosselin is back with "Kate Plus Eight: Sextuplets Turn 10” on June 19
The two-part TLC special follows the season premiere of “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo.


Nigel Lythgoe: My least favorite part of “SYTYCD” is when we go live
“You won’t believe this, but I get very, very nervous,” he says. “Your brain works much faster than your mouth. Especially as you get older. I’ve forgotten someone’s name who I met yesterday!"


Amateur hockey team names itself after “Full House”
Check out the uniform for “The Rippers.”


Here’s a rundown of summer premiere dates
Starting tonight with “So You Think You Can Dance.” PLUS: The networks will air combined 570 hours of original programming this summer.

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Hulu in talks to revive 'Community'

Hulu in talks to revive "Community"
"Preliminary" discussions for a potential sixth season have begun, according to Deadline.

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