Maya Rudolph's NBC variety show gets solid ratings
“The Maya Rudolph Show” attracted 7.2 million viewers, winning the 10 pm hour and topping “The Bachelorette," thanks to its “Voice” lead-in. She did, however, shed 21% of her viewers after the first half hour.
Jimmy Fallon is taking “The Tonight Show” on the road next month to Orlando
Fallon will film “The Tonight Show” at Universal Studios from June 16-19.
Watch the “Girl Meets World” opening credits
We’re just five weeks away from the “Boy Meets World” spinoff.
Spike TV will combine tattoos with psychology on “Ink Shrinks"
Spike’s latest tattoo programming, this in the form of a special, will use a team of artists and psychologists to create a tattoo as a form of healing — a tattoo that the client won’t see until it’s done.
“The Maya Rudolph Show” was a mess that couldn’t distinguish itself from “SNL"
"There was nothing spectacularly terrible about 'The Maya Rudolph Show,’” says Pilot Viruet. "Some songs went too long and some sketches fell flat, but nothing too egregious happened. As a whole, though, it was boring, full of shoddy writing, and not worth talking about the next morning. It’s hard not to compare the show to 'Saturday Night Live.' Rudolph even mentioned her seven-year tenure on that show in her first song.” PLUS: It relied more on familiar names than good writing, it was an extended “SNL” spoof of a variety show, it was dated yet joyous, watch highlights, and there’s no reason to make a variety show these days.
St. Louis Rams, with the NFL’s first openly gay player, doesn’t want to be on HBO’s “Hard Knocks”
“I think it’s unlikely,” head Coach Jeff Fisher says. “We are eligible, but I think it’s highly unlikely they’d ask us to do it. I think this organization has a right to go through training camp with some normalcy.”
Neil Patrick Harris unveils his “Choose Your Own Autobiography” cover
“You are the star in N.P.H.’s life story!”
Arsenio Hall launches a crowdfunding campaign to raise $1 billion to buy the L.A. Clippers
So far, Hall has raised just over $1,000 of his goal on Indiegogo.
John Oliver makes his own GM ad
Check out the “Last Week Tonight” commercial.
Letterman shows off his passports
Check out Dave through the years, starting with his 1979 passport.
“Merriam-Webster” adds “Selfie” and “Catfish” to the dictionary
The “Catfish” team responded to the news by posting a selfie: "“Never in a thousand years could we have imagined what a phenomenon Catfish would become,” they said. PLUS: Oxford English Dictionary gives a shoutout to “Sherlock,” and a “Catfish” star is the new face of Jay Z’s Rocawear.
Master P shopping a reality show
The rapper’s family will star in a show he’s pitching to BET, VH1 and Oxygen.