NBC cancels 'The Michael J. Fox Show'


NBC cancels "The Michael J. Fox Show"
Michael J. Fox's sitcom has been yanked from the schedule, effective immediately. It will be replaced by "Hollywood Game Night." NBC ordered 22 episodes of the sitcom, 15 of which have already aired.


Someone stole Leslie & Ben's "Parks and Rec" lock from a Paris bridge
"That stinks," says "Parks" co-creator Michael Schur. "Please bring it back."


LAPD investigating death threats against 5-year-old "Good Luck Charlie" star
Police say somebody posted online death threats against Mia Talerico, who plays Charlie on the Disney Channel series.


Ex-Cooking Channel host found dead
"Drink Up" star Daryl Robinson was discovered dead in his apartment building early this morning. Police haven't figured out what caused his death.

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'The Big Bang Theory' and its fellow CBS Thursday shows could benefit from starting 6 weeks later


"The Big Bang Theory" and its fellow CBS Thursday shows could benefit from starting 6 weeks later
The eight NFL games airing on Thursday nights, six of which will air during the TV season, would give CBS a huge promotional push for its Thursday primetime lineup. PLUS: Les Moonves expects the Thursday comedy block to continue after new NFL games.


"Ray Donovan" adds Hank Azaria and Sherilyn Fenn

"The Simpsons" star and "Twin Peaks" alum will play husband and wife on Season 2.


Clay Aiken already deleted controversial tweets ahead of his Congressional run

In fact, most of his tweets, including many targeting Republicans, have disappeared.


George Clooney pranked Matt Damon, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler over Golden Globes joke

Damon recounts to Letterman how Clooney got his elaborate revenge.


CBS orders a Wall Street drama from producer John Cusack
Cusack is teaming with several "Justified" writers on a project set in the world of Wall Street power and money.


What you didn't see from last week's "SNL": Lorne Michaels hugged Seth Meyers on stage

"Lorne was visibly very choked up," according to one audience member. PLUS: Rolling Stone ranks the Top 50 "SNL" sketches of all time.


"The Blacklist" books Lance Reddick

He'll play one of James Spader's character's many assets.


Andy Richter to visit "The Millers"

The Conan sidekick will try to control Will Arnett.


"Sherlock" cut a scene at a gay club from Season 3
Steven Moffat says the scene was cut from Episode 2 because the stag night was too long. As Martin Freeman recalls, "There were lots of topless men going past, and (Sherlock and John) are just like, 'Why are we here?'"


Lifetime to "Bring It" with a hip-hop majorette reality show

"Bring It!," premiering March 5, follows Miss D and her Dancing Dolls Troupe.


Why didn't "Today" address the shocking "Biggest Loser" weight-loss?

Rachel Frederickson was interviewed this morning, but the show ignored last night's controversy.


"Criminal Minds" celebrates 200 episodes
"We're not the media darling of the critics," says Joe Mantegna, "but more people, around the world, pee during our commercials than during all of those media darlings combined." PLUS: What's the secret to "Criminal Minds'" longevity?, and Paget Brewster talks Prentiss' return.


ABC orders "Astronaut Wives Club" to series

The drama about the wives of the pioneering American astronauts of the '60s is from "Gossip Girl" co-creator Stephanie Savage.


Sochi Olympics will be NBC's most-complicated games
Sochi is more off the beaten path than any other games that NBC's senior VP of operations has covered. "One of the things logistically challenging about Russia and Sochi is that from a marketplace point of view there is no Home Depot here, no Costco here, no city industrial base or any kind of base to draw from," says John Fritsche.


"Saved by the Bell" and "Punky Brewster" digital comics debut today
You can buy the comics through Amazon's Digital Bookstore.


Should "The Walking Dead" kill Rick?

He's become such a drag on the AMC series.


"New Girl" gave viewers an "alternate version Adam Brody"
The Adam Brody guest-starring this week wasn't the one Seth Cohen fans expected.


Watch an "Americans" blooper reel

From the Season 1 blu-ray, which comes out next week.


Sales of Bethenny Frankel's Skinnygirl cocktail are plummeting

The former Bravo star's liquor line, which Beam acquired in 2011, dropped 26% last year.


Check out "Psych" in the '60s

Is the Feb. 28 60s-themed episode "Mad Men"-esque?


Syfy to turn comic book "DMZ" into a TV series
"Mad Men" producers Andre and Maria Jacquemetton are set to write the comic book adaptation, which transforms NYC into a demilitarized zone.


"Top Chef" ends an underwhelming season
Has the Bravo reality show run out of "top chef"-quality contestants?


"Originals" star finds a new job

One cast member is jumping to NBC's "Odyssey" drama pilot.


Alan Tudyk is taking over "Children's Hospital" spinoff "Newsreaders"

He replaces Mather Zickel, who was cast on an NBC pilot.


Watch Austrian TV's "Game of Thrones"-themed Super Bowl promo
This follows Austrian TV's "Thrones"-themed NFL playoffs promo. PLUS: Meet the "Game of Thrones" production designer.


PBS tonight launches a "Super Skyscraper" series

The four-week series debuts with an examination of One World Trade Center.

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USA cancels 'Psych'


USA cancels "Psych"

The current 8th season will be the last for the USA series. PLUS: Watch the farewell video teasing a spinoff, and next month's series finale will be followed by the "Psych After Show."


"The Big Bang Theory" will likely stay on Thursdays, despite CBS' new Thursday NFL package
Two of the eight NFL games will air before the TV season begins, so six Thursdays will be affected. Which means that "The Big Bang Theory" and the rest of the CBS Thursday primetime lineup will likely kick off at the beginning of November. PLUS: Why this is good news for "Parks and Rec" and "Community."


History channel to mark World War I's 100th anniversary with "World Wars"
The six-part documentary series will examine the impact of the two World Wars, with interviews with Colin Powell, John McCain and other influential figures.


Sissy Spacek is headed to Netflix
She'll play mom to Kyle Chandler and Linda Cardellini in the thriller from the creators of "Damages."


"Jimmy Kimmel Live" gets Seattle Seahawks Super Bowl MVP plus Richard Sherman
The controversial cornerback and MVP Malcolm Smith will be on Tuesday's show.


Starz orders a basketball comedy from producer LeBron James

"Survivor's Remorse" will try to explore the comedy and drama of a professional basketball player's life.


Kareem Abdul-Jabbar picks the 8 most admirable men on TV
They include Tyrion Lannister, John Luther, Phil Dunphy and Saul Berenson.


"Biggest Loser" winner defends her shocking weight-loss

"I eat five times a day (and) I eat 1600 calories," says Rachel Fredrickson. "We are given a calorie budget and I stuck to that. I followed the advice and support of the medical team at 'The Biggest Loser' the entire journey and I'm going to continue on the path and maintain the healthy lifestyle."


B.J. Novak to guest on "Community"
"The Office" alum will appear in the season finale. PLUS: Novak on Reddit recalls his high school days with John Krasinski.


Watch promos for "Ali G Rezurrection"

FXX is bringing back Sacha Baron Cohen's "Da Ali G Show" with brand-new introductions, starting Feb. 26.


Go behind the scenes of the "Game of Thrones" episode "The Rains of Castamere"

Here's a featurette from the Blu-ray edition of Season 3.


"Downton Abbey's" Lady Mary wedding tiara is available for rent -- for $2000
The 45-carat garland diamond tiara is valued at $200,000.

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CBS wins Thursday night NFL games -- what will happen to 'The Big Bang Theory'?


CBS wins Thursday night NFL games -- what will happen to "The Big Bang Theory"?

CBS will disrupt its fall lineup by airing eight NFL games on Thursday nights, starting this fall. No word yet on how this will affect CBS' Thursday shows.


Jimmy Fallon: Anytime Jay Leno wants to come on my show, "the stage is his"

"He knows that," says Fallon. "So whenever he wants, he's got a stage."


NBC gets Peter Dinklage to voice the Winter Olympics opening ceremony tease

The Peacock is following in the footsteps of the BBC, which enlisted Dinklage's "Game of Thrones" father Charles Dance to promote its coverage of the Winter Olympics.


Super Bowl does nothing for "New Girl" and "Brooklyn Nine-Nine"
After a big post-Super Bowl boost, both Fox comedies were down from their last Tuesday airing.


Nick Cannon to star in "Drumline" sequel for VH1

"Drumline: A New Beat" will also be executive produced by the "America's Got Talent" host.


"Biggest Loser" contestant is revealed to be scarily skinny after 155-pound weight loss

Even the trainers were shocked by Rachel's extreme drop in weight.

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Discovery Channel will show a man leaping live off Mount Everest


Discovery Channel will show a man leaping live off Mount Everest
Discovery hopes to capture that Wallenda magic in May, when Joby Ogwyn will attempt the first wing suit flight off of the summit of Mount Everest.


Bill Nye the Science Guy spent last night debating a creationist

Watch highlights from Nye's debate with creationist Ken Ham at his Creation Museum in Kentucky.


Axl Rose mocks the Red Hot Chili Peppers' unplugged Super Bowl performance
The Guns N' Roses frontman wrote to Billboard, "Maybe they all had microchips installed in their asses and not only pick up the frequencies of their instruments but get Direct TV and the internet too! Like Google Glass... Google Ass!"


Stephen Colbert interviewed Pussy Riot, with a Russian translator
Did the Russian band get Colbert's jokes?


"Once Upon a Time" adds another "Lost" alum
Eric Lange, who was on "Lost's" 5th season as Stuart Radzinsky, will play the young Prince Leopold.


Matt Damon reads Jimmy Kimmel's mean tweet calling him a "d*ckhead"

"Too they don't give an Oscar for blowing ass because Matt Damon would win every year."

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It's official: Clay Aiken is running for Congress


It's official: Clay Aiken is running for Congress
The former "Idol" runner-up released a campaign video announcing his run for a North Carolina congressional seat.


"Naked and Afraid" is getting a spinoff talk show: "Discovery After Dark"

Each week, the "Naked and Afraid" castaways will talk about their ordeal.


Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright would be open to doing a lot more "House of Cards" seasons
"As long as Beau (Willimon) and me and David Fincher and Netflix feel that we have story to explore and terrain to move into, I think that we can move on as long as we feel," says Spacey.


Did Budweiser's touching Super Bowl ad violate military regulations?
Is a member of the military allowed to endorse a particular beer brand?


Why Jerry Seinfeld is wrong to dismiss diversity in comedy
By calling diversity in comedy "PC nonsense," Seinfeld is essentially saying that a comedy world packed with white men is no big deal. "The very response to his statement, and to the whole recent history of diversity in comedy, shows that he'd do well to give it more weight," says Lily Rothman. PLUS: This is a case of Seinfeld being lazy and taking into account his own privileged perspective.


"Jeopardy!'s" controversial game-theory contestant admits: I stole these strategies

"I don't know that much about game theory myself. I took one undergrad course on it," says Arthur Chu. "I didn’t make them up. I liberally stole them."


Jerry Seinfeld, pals with Leno and Letterman, examines their relationship
"They're intertwined as people," says Seinfeld, who's had both David Letterman and Jay Leno on "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee" in the past year, pointing to unseen clips of both men behaving the same way and telling the same jokes.


Here's a list of the richest characters on "Game of Thrones"

Tywan Lannister is worth nearly $10 billion.


Chinese geeks can relate to "The Big Bang Theory"
The CBS sitcom especially resonates in a country where men outnumber women.


Is Juan Pablo the most-hated "Bachelor" ever?

Even more hated than Jason Mesnick?


Jerry Seinfeld is eyeing Jon Stewart, Aziz Ansari, Sarah Jessica Parker for "Comedians in Cars"
"There's so many people" that we're looking at, says Seinfeld, who adds: "I haven't had a 'no' yet."


Behind the scenes of "24: Live Another Day" Super Bowl promos

"There were so many moving parts," says Kiefer Sutherland. PLUS: Judy Davis exits "24: Live Another Day" for personal reasons.


David Strathairn to star in ABC's "Clementine"

He'll play the father of the title character, a habitual criminal.


CBS orders "Scorpion," a drama with a "Big Bang" twist

Justin Bieber's manager, Scooter Braun, is behind the project, along with Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci and Justin Lin about a group of eccentric geniuses who solve the world's problems.


PBS animates one of Jimi Hendrix's final interviews

From September 1970.


Showtime posts "Inside Comedy" episode with Jimmy Fallon and Zach Galifianakis
Watch the Season 3 premiere of David Steinberg's interview series.


Cory Monteith's band releases one of the "Glee" star's final songs

Listen to Bonnie Dune's "Maybe Tonight."


Andy Cohen talks "kicking butt" on "Watch What Happens Live" and no longer being a Bravo exec

Cohen says of no longer having executive duties, "I believe it was January 3 when I woke up and for the first time in my life I didn't have a boss. So it's great."


"Brooklyn Nine-Nine" has 3 glaring problems
The Fox freshman comedy has been terrific, but there are some gaping issues like making it easier for the audience to connect with the characters, which the show has failed to do. PLUS: 9 reasons to love "Brooklyn Nine-Nine."


Stephen King's short story "Ayana" is set to become a TV series
The 2007 short story focuses on a young girl who kisses her dying father, and saves his life.


A toddler is obsessed with the "Parks and Rec" theme song
Watch a YouTube video of a kid going crazy with that theme.


"Teen Mom's" Jenelle Evans is expecting a 2nd boy, plans to name him "Kaiser"
"We didn't want something that everyone else had or had even heard before, even us," she says. "So we wanted something different, and we ended up looking up Kaiser."


Former "Brothers and Sisters" star Sarah Jane Morris welcomes a girl

This is the second child for Morris and her husband.

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Flea: NFL made Red Hot Chili Peppers pretend to play our instruments


Flea: NFL made Red Hot Chili Peppers pretend to play our instruments
The bass, drums and guitar-playing at Super Bowl halftime were all pre-recorded, at the NFL's insistence, the RHCP bass player is now admitting. "It was like making a music video in front of a gazillion people, except with live vocals, and only one chance to rock it," he wrote in an open letter to RHCP fans.


"Lost's" Dominic Monaghan is set to star in Swedish-set "100 Code"

He'll join Swedish-born actor Michael Nyqvist as an NYPD detective who is sent to Sweden to investigate the case of dead women.


Jay Leno told 4,607 Bill Clinton jokes -- he was the No. 1 target

The Center for Media and Public Affairs found that Clinton was No. 1, George W. Bush was No. 2 with 3,239 jokes and Al Gore was No. 3 with 1,026 jokes. President Obama, Hillary Clinton and O.J. Simpson came in 4th, 5th and 6th, respectively.


Stan Lee: My "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." cameo tonight is bigger than usual

"Oh, I like to think of it as a supporting role!" he says. Actually, it's only a minute or two, but there's more to it than there is to my usual cameos."


"New Girl" nabs Alexandra Daddario

The "True Detective" and "White Collar" vet will become a neighbor of Jess and her friends. PLUS: Zooey Deschanel to produce an animated fairytale for Fox.


Cinemax's "Blanco" adds Franka Potente and Amaury Nolasco

They'll join Shiloh Fernandez in the potential drama about a gangster who becomes an informant.


"The Flash" gets a girlfriend

Candice Patton is joining the CW cast, as is Broadway star Carlos Valdes.


PBS' "American Experience" looks at "Amish: Shunned"

Tonight's two-hour film profiles seven people of all ages who left the Amish community.


"SNL's" Kenan Thompson is becoming a dad

His wife, Christina Evangeline, is said to be four months pregnant.

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Ice-T & CoCo may get their own talk show


Ice-T & CoCo may get their own talk show

Ryan Seacrest is set to produce a talk show with the stars of "Ice Loves CoCo." In fact, they're ending their reality show to concentrate on developing a talk show.

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Linda Cardellini to play Kyle Chandler's sister on Netflix


Linda Cardellini to play Kyle Chandler's sister on Netflix
The "Freaks and Geeks" alum has joined the Netflix thriller from the creators of "Damages."


Roger Ebert wanted Philip Seymour Hoffman to play him in a biopic
Chaz Ebert made the revelation at a screening last night for Roger Ebert's new documentary: "Roger always said, 'If you ever do a movie where you need someone to play me, I want Philip Seymour Hoffman.'"


TBS greenlights "Funniest Wins," a comedy competition starring Marlon Wayans

The comedy reality show will seek out the nation's funniest comedian.


"The Walking Dead's" Lauren Cohan to lend her voice to "Archer"

She'll play a character married to Fred Armisen.


Rebecca Romijn will host "Skin Wars" on GSN

The reality competition will seek the most talented body painter in the country.


Rainn Wilson poses naked with an NBC peacock
"Me and my old employer… We had some good times together..."

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'House of Cards' gets an early Season 3 renewal


"House of Cards" gets an early Season 3 renewal

Netflix confirmed the renewal, which comes before the launch of Season 2, after Robin Wright said this morning, "We start shooting Season 3 soon."

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