Will Ferrell is remaking “Manimal" for the big screen
The 1980s cult TV show about a man who morphs into animals is the latest movie from Ferrell and writing partner Adam McKay.

USA’s “Dig” is leaving Israel
The Middle Eastern drama is relocating in wake of the Gaza violence to Albuquerque, where it’ll explore other locations.

Sen. Ted Cruz responds to “True Blood’s” Cruz bloodbath episode, calls it "misogynist"
"Of all the places I never thought to be mentioned, HBO's 'True Blood' vampire show would have to be near the top of the list,” the Texas U.S. senator posted on Facebook. "Sunday night, they aired a misogynist and profanity-ridden episode where Texas Republicans are murdered attending a 'Ted Cruz fundraiser.’ Well, I'm sorry to have lost the vampire vote, but am astonished (and amused) that HBO is suggesting that hard-core leftists are blood-sucking fiends.”

TLC, once known as “The Learning Channel,” now stands for “Tender Loving Care”
The cable network has unveiled a new tagline/: "Everyone needs a little TLC.”

“Downton Abbey” returns to PBS Jan. 4
The British series’ 5th season will once again be delayed, airing months after the UK broadcast. PLUS: What to expect in Season 5.

PBS not worried about “Sherlock” scheduling uncertainty
"We'll be watching for it and putting it in a great slot in the schedule,” says PBS chief Paula Kerger.

PBS will stream all 14 hours of Ken Burns’ “The Roosevelts” online
The entire documentary will be posted online one day after the first two installments air on PBS stations.

William Mapother is the latest “Lost” alum to visit “Hawaii Five-0”
Mapother is the 9th “Lost” alum to appear on the CBS drama. PLUS: Evangeline Lilly has written a children’s book.

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.