“Downton Abbey” creator wants the show simulcast in the UK and the U.S. on the same day
Julian Fellowes was impressed by “Doctor Who’s” simulcast. “I want to have simultaneous transmission in America and Britain,” says Fellowes. “The difficulty that we have is that people are discussing the series as it happens online before America’s seen it and on the internet we’re all in the same company. It’s madness.”

“America’s Got Talent” returns to 11.9 million viewers, “The Night Shift” has a decent debut
“AGT” was down only a tenth from last year’s premiere, while NBC’s new medical drama attracted 7.8 million viewers.

LeVar Burton launches a Kickstarter to revive “Reading Rainbow” for the web
Burton says a web-based “Reading Rainbow” would be able to reach more of the world’s children.

“Big Bang,” “The Good Wife” among the Critics’ Choice TV Awards nomination leaders
“The Normal Heart,” “Fargo” and “Masters of Sex” also each scored five nominations.

Amy Poehler reveals the cover of her new book
"Yes Please” is due out Oct. 28.

RIP Maya Angelou: Watch her “SNL” prank show
Maya Rudolph starred in “Maya Angelou’s Prank Show.”

NBC recycles a past “Last Comic Standing” comedian on “America’s Got Talent”
Dan Naturman competed on Season 2 of “Last Comic" a decade ago, and now he’s competing on Season 9 of “America’s Got Talent.”

Meet the new “Real Housewives of New Jersey”
Amber Marchese, Nicole Mauriello and Teresa Aprea are replacing Caroline Manzo and Jacqueline Laurita.

Scott Wolf’s family becomes a Party of 5
The “Perception” star and his “Real World: New Orleans” alum wife Kelley welcomed their third child, a daughter, who joins two older brothers.

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.