Meet the new “Game of Thrones” characters for Season 5
A casting list for next season has been revealed. PLUS: The costume designers reveal their secrets, here are “Tyrion’s Angels,” and George R.R. Martin has remained loyal to LiveJournal.


Fox finally releases its “Red Band Society” trailer
The children’s hospital drama starring Octavia Spencer is from Steven Spielberg.


Ellen now backing “Britain’s Got Talent” stars
Can Ellen DeGeneres make American TV stars out of two British boys, ages 13 and 15, who impressed as a rap duo on UK TV?


ABC’s “The Whispers” cast is being uprooted from L.A. to Vancouver
The alien drama shot its pilot in Los Angeles, and its cast expected to film there. Now cast members will have to move to Canada to take advantage of tax breaks.


Michael C. Hall on the “Dexter” finale: "I don’t think I even watched it”
“I thought it was narratively satisfying—but it was not so savory,” he says of the final episode, adding: “I think the show had lost a certain amount of torque.”


“Mad Men” has been excellent heading into its Season 7A finale
The 7th season, so far, "has done some of its best work so far by leaning on its own weighty past,” says Genevieve Valentine. PLUS: John Slattery says "Nudity alone is easy,” the 15 best recurring characters, what inspired “Amy from Delaware"? watch before they were on “Mad Men,” and why “Mad Men” fans want Megan Draper dead.


Maksim: I definitely want to be a “Dancing with the Stars” judge
Maksim Chmerkovskiy says he’s willing to return in a judging capacity. PLUS: "My goal was always to win and walk away, but I never won, so I could never walk away,” says Maksim.


Michael Jace’s in-laws start a campaign to help his kids
“The Shield” alum’s in-laws are also trying to raise $20,000 to help pay for Jace’s wife’s funeral.


Pete Holmes thanks "Consies O’Breezies,” says this is not the end
Holmes addressed his TBS show cancelation in a Facebook post, writing: "I feel like we've been given a calling card, a body of work that survives past this show being on the air. I feel a little silly, like Braveheart or something, screaming, 'THIS IS NOT THE END!' But it's not. We are going out to see where our style fits and makes the most sense and in what way. I feel like we lost our bowl, but we're still some pretty f*cking delicious soup.” PLUS: Why Holmes was refreshing for late-night.


What does “WWE Smackdown” sound like with unedited crowd noise
A pre-production broadcast of tonight’s episode has leaked online, complete with announcer flubs and the unsweetened crowd noise.


On Hulu, low-rated network shows are considered hits
“Parks and Recreation,” for instance, was the No. 1 show on Hulu in April.


“Boy Meets World” fans may be devastated by “Girl Meets World”
The spinoff is exactly like every other current Disney Channel sitcom.


“Star-Crossed” creator reveals what would’ve happened if the show wasn’t canceled
Season 2 would’ve opened three months later.


HGTV has canceled “Design Star”
Vern Yip says he’s “disappointed" the design competition won’t be back after seven seasons.


Woman ordered to spend 1 year in prison for going on “Dr. Phil”
Mandi Jackson was on probation for check forgery and was forbidden from leaving Rapid City, Iowa.


VH1’s “Hit the Floor” is spinning off a web series
“Inside the Arena” will feature the stars of “Hit the Floor” in character as they discuss the storylines that are unfolding on the TV series.


In defense of the ladies of “The Big Bang Theory”
So what if they aren’t representative of real women?


Sarah Silverman finally comments on “Masters of Sex” boyfriend Michael Sheen
Silverman addressed her relationship on “The View”: "Look, this is so awkward. Listen, I love his body, but I also love what's on the inside."


Tina Fey’s college photo is not far off from “30 Rock's" young Liz Lemon
Check out Fey with short poofy hair.


“World Wars” uses 2 actors, young and old, for Hitler, FDR, Churchill
The six-hour History channel event, premiering Memorial Day, tracks the world leaders, also including Mussolini, Patton and FDR, from WWI to WWII.


“The Simpsons” inspires an economics book
"Homer Economicus: The Simpsons and Economics” is the successor to “The Simpsons and Philosophy,” "The Psychology of the Simpsons” and "The Simpsons and Their Mathematical Secrets.”


Why have viewers been averse to NBC’s “Hannibal”?
Is it because the show goes all-in in portraying Hannibal as a villain?


Happy 40th birthday, Ken Jennings!
The “Jeopardy!” champ was born on the same day as Jewel.


Why “Silicon Valley’s” T.J. Miller was at a D.C. murder scene this week
Turns out he was doing a police ride-along as research for a role.


Check out Lena Dunham’s “Girls” stunt double
"Any time I need to crash a car of fly off a bike, this bad bitch appears,” Dunham wrote on her Instagram.


Disney Channel casts “Descendants”
Here’s who’s playing the Evil Queen, the Fairy Godmother, Jafar and Cruella.


Why “Idol” runner-up Jenna Asciutto was known as “Jena Irene”
Producers kept getting her name wrong, and the new one stuck.


See a preview of “Ray Donovan” Season 2
The Showtime series returns July 13.


What it’s like to compete on “American Ninja Warrior”
The NBC series returns on Monday.


Amazon unveils its 1st kid's show, a stop-motion animated series called “Tumble Life”
The show follows a blue fox named Fig and his animal friends.


Animal Planet drenches Shannen Doherty in blood this weekend
"Blood Lake: Attack of the Killer Lampreys” premieres Sunday, co-starring Doherty and Christopher Lloyd.


All-star cast helps “The Normal Heart” rise above Ryan Murphy’s many directorial flaws
If you do watch the film,” says Maureen Ryan, "just be aware that every few minutes you may wish that someone -- anyone -- other than Murphy had directed it. Murphy is a self-indulgent director and not particularly rigorous or disciplined. He serves his own muse, not necessarily the needs of the material, and though it's a classic, Kramer's play is also unwieldy and outright clumsy at time. To say that the collision between the material and the director is often awkward and ungainly is putting it mildly.” PLUS: Murphy gets in the way of his powerful story, a heavy sense of obligation runs through Murphy’s direction, the film will rock you to your emotional roots, it will drive any viewer with a heart to tears, Julia Roberts is miscast but essential for the film’s making, the film retains Larry Kramer’s furious soul, and Matt Bomer talks about dropping 30 pounds and being considered too beautiful for the role.