NBC to counter ABC’s “Rising Star's" debut with a special “America’s Got Talent” and Guinness world record stunts
“AGT” will get a special airing on Sunday in an attempt to thwart the ABC singing competition — and “AGT” will include Howie Mandel-hosted interstitials featuring Guinness World Record attempts in fire diving and jumping over moving cars.

“Rizzoli & Isles” boss: Writing out Lee Thompson Young was "very daunting"
The first two episodes of Season 5 pay tribute to the late actor’s character, Det. Barry Frost.

PBS to add a 30-minute version of “Sesame Street”
The shortened “Sesame” aims to capture the short attention span of kids these days.

TV Land taps “Smallville’s” Michael Rosenbaum to play a man pretending to be a gay pastor
On “Impastor,” Rosenbaum will play a lowlife who hides away in a small town by convincing residents that he’s the new gay pastor.

Lena Headey was shocked by reaction to “Game of Thrones” “rape” scene
"I was kind of shocked by the reaction, actually, because the show is full of crimes against humanity,” she says, adding: "She wanted him. She’s saying ‘no' for many reasons. She’s saying ‘no' because of the f*cking pain of her loss—she can’t bear what she’s feeling. She was saying, 'No, no… not here,' but a lot of stuff was about how, right in that moment, she couldn’t bear to feel what she was feeling and wanted him to take some of that away.” PLUS: Headey wore an “I’m Not Sorry” shirt on Monday, Jaime raping Cersei was one of Season 4’s many problems, and Sarah McLachlan meets that dragon scene from the finale.

Donald Trump: “Awkward” Seth Meyers “shouldn’t be doing television”
Trump apparently is still not over being roasted by Meyers at the 2011 White House Correspondents Dinner.

Howard Stern show contest winner auditions for the shock again on “America’s Got Talent”
Comedian Rachel Butera already has a link to one of the judges, having won $5,000 on Stern’s Staff Impression Contest in 2010. UPDATE: Stern wasn't allowed to vote because of his connection to Butera.

“Mystery Girls” will feature a 3rd “Beverly Hills 90210” cast member
Peach Pit owner Joe E. Tata will reunite with Tori Spelling and Jennie Garth on their ABC Family series.

“NCIS: New Orleans” star: My husband filed for divorce to get a piece of my new salary
Zoe McClellan has been hit with divorce papers, and she claims her husband filed for divorce to get some of her $45,000-an-episode salary via child support payments, according to TMZ. McClellan is also battling her husband to move her son with her to New Orleans.

“Gunslingers” docudrama will feature commentary from Kurt Russell and “Deadwood” creator David Milch
American Heroes Channel’s six-part series will highlight a different figure from the past, from Jesse James to Wyatt Earp to Billy the Kid.

When did “miniseries” become a bad word?
Why are new terms like “event series” and “limited series” bandied about these days?

See more of “Mad Men's" Don Draper from one of his final scenes
Jon Hamm again is not wearing a suit. PLUS: Christina Hendricks pens “A Letter to Men."

Michelle Dockery: I’m not leaving “Downton Abbey”
"I’m here till the end, whenever that may be,” she tells The Hollywood Reporter.

Where would J.Lo’s career be without “American Idol”?
Jennifer Lopez released her 8th studio album today, and she has reality TV to thank for her recent success.

“Fargo” burning finale questions
Tonight’s finale has so much to answer for, including: What happened to all the missing characters, from Stavros Milos to Wrench? PLUS: Rounding up the Easter eggs, and more Easter Eggs.

Here’s the 1st look at “Bachelor in Paradise”
How different is it from “Bachelor Pad”?

Count down the 50 best TV scenes from the last year
From “The Simpsons’” Lego episode to “Louie’s” plus-sized woman rant.

Give “Louie” credit for continuing to avoid being an ordinary sitcom
"I loved a lot of this season,” says James Poniewozik, "and I admired its effort not to be too cool, to risk taking itself too seriously, to take off its shirt and risk being laughed at and not with. I don’t want ‘Louie' to become ordinary–an artsier, looser version of a kind of dramedy that other shows are already doing–and I hope Louis CK doesn’t want that either.” PLUS: Louis CK cares too much about what we think.

Watch the  opening credits to IFC’s “Garfunkel and Oates”
Riki Lindhome and Kate Micucci's musical comedy act comes to TV on Aug. 7.

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.