“Big Bang Theory” is aiming to get a deal done by Sunday
What’s dragging negotiations, according to Variety, is that each of the five actors is negotiating for the same salary but doing so with different reps.

“Game of Thrones” inspired Simon Cowell’s new “X Factor” UK promo
Watch the judges, including “America’s Got Talent’s” Mel B, go to war.

George R.R. Martin is re-releasing his 1980 children’s book set in Westeros
"The Ice Dragon” is being updated with artist Luis Royo, with a release set for Oct. 21.

“Breaking Bad’s” Betsy Brandt” is returning to “Parenthood”
She’ll reprise her role as Ray Romano’s estranged wife.

Here is every summer TV show from this summer, ranked
“America’s Got Talent” occupies the top two spots in the ratings, followed by “Under the Dome,” “Extant” and “24: Live Another Day."

How difficult was that University of Virginia 4-week “Game of Thrones” class?
“It was a lot of work,” Professor Lisa Woolfork says of her course. "It was a lot of debate, a lot of conversation, a lot of disagreement. This is the point of what we can do when we apply the skills of literary analysis to both a literary and televisual adaptation.”

“Grey’s Anatomy’s” Ellen Pompeo is producing “Debt” for ABC Family
Based on the Rachel Carey novel, “Debt” satirizes the 2008 financial meltdown.

Watch Amy Poehler as a spelling bee moderator
It’s her latest Old Navy ad.

Disney launches a Muppets web series
Check out “Disney Drive-On with The Muppets.”

Norman Weiss has been doing TV Tattle since the week "Freaks and Geeks" was canceled. He is a Hollywood outsider who was born and raised in Hollywood. "American Idol" and "Dancing with the Stars" are broadcast 2 blocks from his high school.