"Sharknado's" 2nd airing tops the 1st airing by half a million viewers

About 1.9 million tuned in to last night's encore, compared to 1.4 million last week. PLUS: Ian Ziering almost rejected "Sharknado" because of holes in the plot.


"Beverly Hills Cop" is officially dead
The CBS-rejected drama pilot from Shawn Ryan and Eddie Murphy couldn't find a new network.


Cory Monteith's formerly estranged dad speaks out

Joe Monteith, who divorced the "Glee" star's mom when Cory was 7 and who got back in his son's life when he was on "Glee," says his death hasn't suck in yet. PLUS: Did "Glee" cast party hard with Monteith?, and reporter recalls Monteith's drug confession.


Here are 6 revelations from "Marvels Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." Comic-con pilot screening
The Joss Whedon series is funny and looks expensive.


At Comic-Con, "The Walking Dead" promises a more "insane" 4th season
"It's like we’re in the Superbowl and we want to bring the best season ever for the fans," says exec producer Gale Anne Hurd.


Are we living in the golden age of "awesome female characters"?

Female characters have never had it better, from "Orange is the New Black" to "The Americans."


Watch the 1999 "That '70s Show" remake made for British TV

Titled "Days Like These."


ESPN snags Nate Silver

The New York Times statistician, famous for predicting last year's presidential election, will likely contribute to Keith Olbermann's show while doing some work with ABC News.


What do real TV news people think of "The Newsroom"?
Says CNN's Candy Crowley: "Any suggestion you can drop new audio into a package a few seconds before air is definitely unrealistic; make that impossible." PLUS: Olivia Munn says "Newsroom:" has no women problem.


"Scandal" is back at work
Shonda Rhimes tweeted a photo from today's season premiere table read. PLUS: Meet the woman who dresses Olivia Pope, and can Quinn's character be rehabbed?


"Phineas and Ferb" is making a special "Star Wars"-themed episode
Airing in 2014, the episode will be set in the "Star Wars" universe.


Conan O'Brien-produced "The Pete Holmes Show" premieres Oct. 28
The talk show airing after "Conan" was previously called "The Midnight Show."


Why are Washington, D.C-set TV shows so dark?
From "House of Cards" to "Scandal" to "The Americans" and "Homeland," James Walcott says, "the Beltway has displaced Manhattan and Los Angeles as the indisputable capital of noir." PLUS: Comparing D.C. shows.


"Parenthood" adds "Drop Dead Diva's" Josh Stamberg

He'll move into Sarah's building.


Whitney Cummings recalls nearly having a "Whitney" meltdown

She also tells Howard Stern that the show hired an animator to remove the bags under her eyes.


"Glee's" Mark Salling sues State Farm for not covering him in his sexual battery case
Salling claims his homeowner's insurance should help with legal bills.


Which movie had the most "SNL" stars?

It's "Coneheads" with 16, beating out "Grown Ups 2," which had 15 former or current "SNL" cast members.


Rory Gilmore read 340 books on "Gilmore Girls"

One writer is trying to repeat that feat with the Rory Gilmore Reading Challenge.


More Food Network reality TV fakery?
"Mystery Diners" is accused of using actors, scripts and re-staged scenes.


"Axe Cop" and "High School USA!" get a Fox preview Sunday night

Both will be part of Fox's Animation Domination High-Def Saturday block.


"Orange is the New Black": The best TV show about prison ever made?
Is the Netflix series better than "Oz"? PLUS: Does "Orange" have a Jewish problem?, and "Orange" makes transgender history.


"One Tree Hill's" Bethany Joy Lenz makes her "Dexter" debut on Sunday
"I'm a huge fan of the show," she says, "so I was beside myself when I got the part.


Check out Jack McBrayer's recent L.A. house

The former "30 Rock" star has sold his Hollywood Hills home for $2 million.


"CSI: Miami" returns as an app
Horatio Caine lives in animated form.


Rebecca Romijn isn't following John Stamos after joining Twitter
The "King & Maxwell" star's 2nd tweet was: "New to this. Ok to follow ex husbands on here?"


Andie MacDowell stars in "Debbie Macomber's Cedar Cove"

The Hallmark Channel series, debuting Saturday, has MacDowell playing a judge in a scenic coastal community in Washington State.


Is a "Big Brother" showmance for real?
What to make of "McManda"?


Disney Channel hopes "Teen Beach Movie" recaptures "High School Musical" magic
The film premiering tonight relies of the old "High School Musical" formula, as Mike Hale puts it: "a large, mostly white cast, anonymous outside of its key demographic, doing energetic summer camp versions of Broadway production numbers."