Richard Dreyfuss joins a TBS family sitcom

Richard Dreyfuss joins a TBS family sitcom
Dreyfuss, in his 1st regular TV role since CBS' "The Education Of Max Bickford" in 2001, will play a father on "Your Family or Mine," a comedy about a cop and their extended family that will revolve each episode around a different side of the family.


Pharrell Williams will replace Cee Lo on "The Voice"
Pharrell will be part of the NBC reality show for Season 7.


Tori Spelling gets her 5th reality show: "True Tori" on Lifetime
Filming begins today with her husband Dean leaving rehab, and the show will premiere in three weeks on April 22.

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'The Walking Dead' ends season with a finale high

"The Walking Dead" ends season with a finale high
About 15.7 million watched last night, ranking as the 3rd-best "Dead" episode of all time. PLUS: What it was like inside the train car.


The Situation and his family get a TV Guide Network reality show
The former "Jersey Shore" star will join his mom and brothers on "The Sorrentinos."


Taiwanese animators stick up for Stephen Colbert
Taiwan-based New Media Animation animated Colbert's #CancelColbert controversy.


"The Killing" casts Frances Fisher as Mireille Enos’ mom
She'll play the estranged mother of Det. Linden.


Al Roker welcomes Josh Elliott to NBC "after your conscious uncoupling from GMA/ABC"
The "Today" star got in a little shot at his "GMA" rivals on Twitter this morning.


"HIMYM" kids talk about the finale
Lyndsy Fonseca, 27, and 24-year-old David Henrie shot their ending eight years ago.


20 years ago today: Madonna said the F-word 14 times on Letterman
Madonna's bizarre appearance on "The Late Show" on March 31, 1994 was one of the most-censored broadcasts in TV history and one of Letterman's highest-rated. (Watch the video Part 1 and Part 2.) PLUS: Go inside Letterman's writers' room with "CBS Sunday Morning."


Josh Malina joining Halle Berry on "Extant"
The "Scandal" star will guest on the CBS summer series as a doctor.


Kaley Cuoco: The paparazzi didn't follow me until I dated "Superman"
"I had no one following me until I met Superman," she says of her brief fling last summer with Henry Cavill. "I've been in this business for 20 years, and my whole life, I could go anywhere, do anything. There had not been one paparazzi photo of me until like seven months ago. The recognition has been crazy." PLUS: Cuoco gets a short haircut.


"Comedy Bang! Bang!" announces a slew of big-name guest-stars
Bob Odenkirk, Aimee Mann, Patton Oswalt, Lizzy Kaplan, Craig Robinson, Zach Galifianakis, Taran Killam and Fred Armisen are among the celebs appearing on Season 3.


"Mad Men" stars take selfies
Check out Jon Hamm with spiky hair. PLUS: Jessica Pare poses for Esquire.


"Royal Pains" books Diane Farr
The "Numb3rs" alum will play a PI who gets suspiciously sick.


Juan Pablo denies that a drink was thrown on him
"The Bachelor" star tweeted: "I WONDER who was the creative MIND that MADE UP the drink-in-my-face STORY."


Sara Gilbert weds musician Linda Perry
"The Talk" star wed the former 4 Non Blondes singer on Sunday.

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'The Walking Dead' boss explains the season finale

"The Walking Dead" boss explains the season finale
"I think it was a question of completing the emotional story being the most important thing," says Scott M. Gimple. "We knew about this very, very, very early in the process. We knew what that last line was. It is a cliffhanger. But we’re gonna launch right into season 5 sort of full-speed this way." PLUS: Robert Kirkman on Terminus, and Andrew Lincoln on his "brutal" bite.


Showtime renews "Nurse Jackie"
Edie Falco will be back for a 7th season.


"The Good Wife's" ratings rise after big twist
The CBS drama hit a near-season high, despite a 20-minute delay due to the NCAA tourney. PLUS: "Crisis" keeps falling.


Watch the trailer for AMC's '80s computer drama "Halt and Catch Fire"
The series starring Lee Pace and Scoot McNairy captures the personal computer boom of the '80s.

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Amazon renews 'Alpha House,' orders 6 new pilots, including Chris Carter's 'The After'

Amazon renews "Alpha House," orders 6 new pilots, including Chris Carter's "The After"
"The After" joins "Bosch" starring Titus Welliver and "24's" Annie Wersching, "Mozart in the Jungle" starring Gael Garcia Bernal, Saffron Burrows, Malcolm McDowell and Bernadette Peters, "Transparent" starring Jeffrey Tambor and Judith Light, "Gortimer Gibbon’s Life on Normal Street" and the animated "Wishenpoof!"


HLN is developing a late-night talk show with L.A. radio DJ Chuey Martinez
“Weekly Mashup" would be like any other late-night talk show, but with guests who are famous from the social media world, including famous tweeters.


Jimmy Fallon picks Ford to be his truck sponsor
For weeks, Fallon had been talking about buying a trucking, resulting in automakers pitching him their trucks. Ultimately, the Ford F-150 won, and 10 Ford dealers from around the nation are going to compete to sell it to Fallon by placing their hands on an F-150 on an aircraft carrier in New York City.


Woman throws a drink in "Bachelor" Juan Pablo's face
"F--king douche bag!" she reportedly shouted after confronting Juan Pablo at an Atlantic City Hotel.


"GMA" bids farewell to Josh Elliott, who was on vacation today
Said George Stephanopoulos: "He let us know last night, and, Josh, it has been a great run with you here on GMA. We're very happy you're going to be pursuing your passion."


VH1 orders #CandidlyNicole" starring Nicole Richie
VH1 has signed a development deal with the former "Real World" star, which includes a reality show based on her AOL series, which was based on her Twitter feed.


"The Good Wife" follows last week's shocker with a powerful episode
Josh Charles had said that Sunday's scene moved him. PLUS: "Sports Night" flashback: Josh Charles co-hosts "Olbermann."


Former President George H.W. Bush got a private screening of AMC's "Turn"
Bush was impressed with the revolutionary war drama, saying: "AMC put together a brilliant show, a fantastic cast, there’s one problem however, and that’s waiting till the next episode."


Ex-"Real World"-er gets a restraining order against the singer of Incubus
Svetlana Shusterman from the Key West season claims Brandon Boyd is threatening to kill her. But his rep says he has no idea who she is.


"The Walking Dead" season finale: Brutal, shocking, heartbreaking
"A" was good, but not perfect, says Rob Bricken, "because it was kind of unwieldy and really two stories crammed together as opposed to one coherent whole, but it did have one unified message, and that message was kind of heartbreaking." PLUS: It demonstrated that Robert Kirkman's vision is a savage hall of mirrors, "The Walking Dead" is at its best when it put morality lessons aside, and a "Talking Dead" viewer recreated the "Love Actually" scene for Andrew Lincoln.

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'GMA' loses Josh Elliott to NBC Sports

"GMA" loses Josh Elliott to NBC Sports
Eliott becomes the 2nd "Good Morning America" star to lead the ABC morning show to No. 1 who has been poached by NBC Universal, following the departure of Sam Champion to NBC-owned The Weather Channel. Elliott reportedly wanted $8 million a year. PLUS: Amy Robach is the new "GMA" news anchor.


Chelsea Handler plans to leave E!
Handler's manager says the "Chelsea Lately" star and her team "have at least seven suitors and many ideas."


Louis CK delivers "SNL's" 2nd-worst ratings of the season
The FX star's stint was even lower than Lena Dunham, who had the 2nd-worst ratings of the season. PLUS: FX teases "Louie," "SNL" celebrates "Jeopardy!'s" 50th anniversary with "Black Jeopardy!," and watch a sketch cut in dress rehearsal.


"Dynasty's" Kate O'Mara dies at 74
O'Mara played Cassandra "Caress" Morrell, sister of Joan Collins' Alexis Colby, on the '80s soap.


"Love & Hip Hop's" Benzino shot during a funeral procession
The Hip-Hop Weekly CEO was allegedly shot by his nephew.


"Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." casts Blackout
"The Black Donnellys" alum Patrick Brennan will play the famous Marvel villain.


"Idol's" Paul McDonald and Nikki Reed split after 2 years of marriage
They are still planning, however, to release their debut album together.


Happy 50th birthday, Ian Ziering!
Ziering today becomes the 2nd "Beverly Hills, 90210" teenager to enter their 50s (Gabrielle Carteris is 53).

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Michael Chiklis joins 'American Horror Story'

Michael Chiklis joins “American Horror Story”
He’s joining “Freak Show” as Kathy Bates’ ex-husband and Evan Peters’ father.

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'How I Met Your Mother' exits as the “old soul” of network sitcoms
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'How I Met Your Mother' exits as the “old soul” of network sitcoms

“How I Met Your Mother” exits as the “old soul” of network sitcoms
Compared to more recent comedies like “Modern Family,” “Girls” and “Louie,” "the multi-camera, laugh-tracked comedy of HIMYM often seemed like a throwback to the ‘Cheers’ era,” says Kevin Craft. "Or, even more specifically, it often seemed like a faster-paced version of ‘Friends.' The premise, after all, is awfully similar: Five young New Yorkers spend an inordinate amount of time in a neighborhood bar (rather than a neighborhood coffeehouse), enjoy sleeping with one another, and engage in various shenanigans as they navigate the space between adolescence and adulthood. The primary difference between the two shows is that while ‘Friends' usually attempted to suppress the cheesier aspects of its plot, ‘HIMYM' has always been unapologetically sentimental. From its title to its overarching narrative, ‘HIMYM' offered a schmaltzy celebration of a hapless romantic and the four friends who endlessly support him in his quest to find Mrs. Right.” PLUS: Ranking the Top 50 episodes, ranking the 10 best episodes, “HIMYM” was a sitcom based on a philosophical principal, the 10 most important things we learned from “HIMYM,” Josh Radnor on why “HIMYM” connected with younger generations, director Pamela Fryman is the “real mother” after directing nearly every episode, the cast reveals their favorite swear words, and Ashley Williams was The Mother backup plan.


Happy 50th anniversary, “Jeopardy!” — it's the game show requiring the highest degree of Pure Skill
Sunday marks the 50th birthday of the long-running game show created by Merv Griffin with help from his wife Julann. Why has “Jeopardy!” endured? As Chris Jones explains, 'Jeopardy!' remains the closest we've come to the javelin throw of game shows. It is, in short, the game show that requires the highest degree of Pure Skill — both a vast knowledge base and very quick access to the brain's darkest reaches. (I made it through the early qualification rounds of ‘Jeopardy!' to play in a simulated game, and that's when I really understood how much speed factors into the final result. It is a massive determinant.) Any idiot can win the slots. A very small percentage of the population could conceivably win a game of 'Jeopardy!’” PLUS: Read a brief history of “Jeopardy!,” Ken Jennings stars in the Ultimate “Jeopardy!” quiz, and why doesn’t “Jeopardy!” care about its 50th birthday?


How “Scandal” is hiding Kerry Washington’s baby bump
Everything from Fitz’s knee to Fitz’s arm has been used to cover Olivia Pope’s belly.


Isaiah Washington’s return to “Grey’s Anatomy”: Here’s his 1st pic on set
Ellen Pompeo Instagrammed a pic of Washington on set.


Study: Only 44% of millennials ages 14 to 24 watch TV on TV
That's compared to the 53% of millennials ages 25 to 30 who watch TV, while Generation Xers (ages 31 to 47) spend 70% of their time consuming television.


Nat Geo’s “Nazi War Diggers” under fire for its handling of human remains
“I have never seen such a casual and improper attitude toward the treatment of human remains,” one archaeologist reacted after seeing a clip of the four-part series, which has drawn widespread condemnation. “It makes me shiver.”


Ranking every “Game of Thrones” death
Which Starks death was the worst? PLUS: A “Game of Thrones”-inspired necklace is for sale for $25K, Maisie Williams on growing up on “Game,” behind the scenes of the costuming, why Peter Dinklage avoids the books, Jon Snow will talk a lot more this season, “GoT” hits the beach, and how the characters are trained to use their weapons.


ABC has canceled 3 shows in the Tuesday at 10 pm slot this season
That timeslot has become a “dead zone” after the failures of “Lucky 7,” “Killer Women” and “Mind Games.”


“Growing Pains” star Jeremy Miller: I’m a recovering alcoholic
Miller, now 37, who played Ben Seaver, says of his alcohol addiction, which he kicked two years ago: ""I’m not your classic child star gone bad. My problems didn't begin until well after the show, when I was dealing with family stuff and alcohol became a way to suppress painful emotions."


“Broad City” proved to be the anti-“Girls” in its treatment of being young
"Life is short,” says Alison Willmore, "and 'Broad City’ makes as compelling an argument for not rushing toward adulthood as ‘Girls' does that youth can be excruciating.” PLUS: Has “Girls” sparked a men in shorts trend?


Has a Leno-less late-night made Letterman happier?
After watching “The Late Show” this week, Bruce Handy says he found Letterman "acting as if he once again, maybe-sorta-kinda enjoys being in front of an audience. His smiles and laughs, at times, seem genuine, believe it or not, and he’s got a crazy-grandpa aspect now, as if at any moment he might say something outrageous or embarrassing. It’s almost sweet, even if what actually comes out of his mouth are lame monologue jokes about  John Boehner having orange skin or husbands not knowing how to load dishwashers properly.” PLUS: “CBS Sunday Morning” visits Letterman’s writers’ room this weekend.


In defense of “Parenthood’s” Joel
Why is everybody hating on him this season?


“No show ever killed people like ’24' killed people”
With all the recent TV deaths, let’s not forget how terrific “24” was at dispatching characters.


Ricky Gervais plans to do more “Derek"
Gervais is mulling a 3rd season of his Netflix series. PLUS: Gervais films a meta ad for Audi.


Conan O’Brien introduces “CONAN360°”
Now you can watch “Conan” from a 360-degree angle.


Can E! replace Chelsea Handler?
Contract talks between the cable network and the “Chelsea Lately” host are about to get heated up, but does E! have a backup plan in case Handler bolts for an outlet like Netflix?


A YouTube trend: Mashing together a TV show’s opening credits from every season
This way, every cast member can be represented. PLUS: Here are 32 TV opening credits with a “with” and an “and."


“Dancing” plans a “Full House” reunion on Monday
Candace Cameron Bure yesterday Instagrammed a photo of Lori Loughlin and Andrea Barber visiting her at rehearsals.


Check out a real-life Marge Simpson
A Russian photographer set out on capturing a model dressed as “The Simpsons” matriarch.


Ryan Seacrest’s Nickelodeon “Webheads” will be hosted by "Big Time Rush's" Carlos PenaVega
The summer game show will pit kids against each other in challenges revolving around viral videos.


Part of Arsenio’s problem: He’s competing against 2 Jimmys with “urban swag”
Esquire catches up with Arsenio Hall, and notes that he’s competing against Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Kimmel, both of whom were influenced by his urban talk show of the ‘90s. "It's almost as if Hall is competing with a pair of updated versions of his original talkfest,” as Barry Michael Cooper explains.


James Van Der Beek apologizes to comedian Mike Birbiglia over his Carson Daly rudeness
Seth Meyers helped orchestrate last night’s “Late Night” apology.


“The Americans’” Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys fuel more gossip that they're dating in real life
Last night, they appeared to go on a date.


“Silicon Valley’s” Mike Judge is done working on network shows
Judge says of his experience with Fox and the “idiotic notes” he got over “King of the Hill”: "I thought, Fox made $1 billion off this — are they still going to harass me? It was just a miserable experience."


Comedian Carol Leifer, the “real Elaine” of “Seinfeld,” has penned her memoir
The former “Seinfeld” writer who now produces “Devious Maids” has titled her memoir: “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Crying: Lesson from a Life in Comedy.”


Investigation Discovery orders 2 paranormal specials
"Restless Souls” and “Cell Block Psychic” air next month.


‘60s “Batman” creator Lorenzo Semple, Jr. dies at 91
Semple was responsible for the pilot of the “Batman” and also wrote the 1966 movie.

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Dana Delany heads to Amazon

Dana Delany heads to Amazon
She’ll play Ron Perlman’s wife on “Son of God.”

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ABC cancels 'Once Upon a Time in Wonderland'

ABC cancels “Once Upon a Time in Wonderland”
Next week’s episode of the “Once Upon a Time” spinoff is being billed as the “series finale.”

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Does it matter that Stephen Colbert didn’t tweet his joke out of context?

Does it matter that Stephen Colbert didn’t tweet his joke out of context?
Colbert is taking all the heat for Comedy Central’s excerpting his Wednesday night bit using Asian stereotypes to make a point about the Washington Redskins’ name. But should Colbert take some of the blame since it is his show’s account, and has his name on it? PLUS: The #CancelColbert campaign shows that social-media life has become a race to be the most offended first, this controversy illustrates the difference between TV and Twitter audiences, this is the day Twitter ate itself, would there be outrage if Colbert used the N-word to prove his point?, Harry Shearer says PR departments shouldn’t be excerpting Colbert’s humor, and Twitter ruined Colbert’s legitimate dig at the Redskins owner.


New York state fines Tina Fey $79,000 for failing to carry workers’ compensation insurance
The Workers’ Compensation Board found Fey guilty of "Failure to Carry Workers’ Comp Ins” from late 2012 through last month.


Piers Morgan says goodbye to his CNN show tonight
"We won some, we lost some - but we always gave it everything we had,” Morgan tweeted in advance of tonight’s final “Piers Morgan Live,” adding: "Most importantly, we stood up to the plate even when it wasn't easy or popular or to do so > #guns"


It’s a shame Fox mistreated “Enlisted”
The critically acclaimed military comedy was basically left for dead on Friday nights.


Check out the Chinese bootleg version of “Breaking Bad”
Titled: “Break So Bad.”


Christine Baranski had trouble reading the scripted for this week’s ”Good Wife” episode
"I'd get to a certain point and I'd put it down because I knew what was coming — that this was the script,” she says. "I actually had an emotional inability to just read any further and then finally one day right Christmas, I read it all the way."


British star Kelly Brook joins “One Big Happy”
She’ll get married to Nick Zano in the lesbian-themed comedy from Ellen DeGeneres.


“House of Cards” has boosted interest in rowing classes
Francis and Claire Underwood has apparently rowing machines all the rage.


Ricky Gervais is plotting yet another “Office” David Brent spinoff -- he'll become a rapper
On top of his plan for a mockumentary of Brent performing his musical act on stage, Gervais can see Brent embarking on a rap career.


Watch a preview of Chris Martin on “The Voice”
The Coldplay frontman makes his debut on Monday.

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