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Viral Canadian astronaut’s book 'An Astronaut’s Guide To Life On Earth' to become an ABC sitcom pilot

Viral Canadian astronaut’s book "An Astronaut’s Guide To Life On Earth” to become an ABC sitcom pilot
Col. Chris Hadfield, who performed David Bowie’s “Space Oddity” aboard the International Space Station, is being turned into a comedy by “Sh*t My Dad Says” creator Justin Halpern.

Simon Cowell submits to the Ice Bucket Challenge
Watch the former “Idol” star get drenched aboard a yacht. PLUS: Watch
John Krasinski, Jared Padalecki, Katie Couric, Charlie Rose and Dave Grohl as “Carrie” do the Ice Bucket Challenge.

Kids re-enact “Game of Thrones,” “True Detective,” “Breaking Bad” and other adult dramas
Check out the kiddie version of Rust Cohle.

Richard Branson to visit “The Simpsons”
“Richard Branson is the Flanders to Mr. Burns,” says “The Simpsons” boss Al Jean. “He’s Mr. Burns’ nosy neighbor.”

Introducing "A Game of Thrones: The Board Game”
Check out a table-sized, hand made 3D recreation of the map of Westeros that took 150 hours to make. PLUS: Sophie Turner takes the Ice Bucket Challenge.

“Sons of Anarchy” theme song band is trying to crowdfund its debut album
The Forest Rangers have launched a PledgeMusic campaign.

“The Knick” goes up 18% in Week 2
The 2nd episode was watched by 600,000 viewers.

Shark Week scores big ratings among men and women
The most-watched Shark Week attracted 42 million total viewers.

“Pushing Daisies” kiss becomes a reality 5 years after cancelation
Lee Pace and Anna Friel recently reunited.

Watch the trailer for VH1’s “Drumline: A New Beat”
The sequel to 2002’s “Drumline” stars Alexandra Shipp.

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Bill Murray has been found: 'St. Vincent' is coming to the Toronto Film Festival

Bill Murray has been found: 'St. Vincent' is coming to the Toronto Film Festival

Should we take this as a good sign?

There was buzz late last month that both the Toronto International Film Festival and The Weinstein Company wanted to bring "St. Vincent," which stars Bill Murray, to the 2014 edition of the annual awards season kickoff. The problem was, reportedly, that no one could find him. Murray supposedly doesn't have a cell phone (or perhaps even E-mail?), but even though he continues to crash one party after another it looks like somebody tracked him down as TIFF announced today that "St. Vincent" is now a late addition to the festival.

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<p>Freaks and Geeks vs. Undeclared</p>

Freaks and Geeks vs. Undeclared

Uncanceled Showdown Rd 3 pits 'Firefly' vs 'Jericho' & 'Freaks and Geeks' vs 'Undeclared'

Apatow vs. Apatow! Dinosaurs vs. androids! Sheriff Bullock vs. Agent Cooper!

As HitFix's Uncanceled Showdown begins its third round, we wind up with a bunch of Elite Eight pairings that are thematically linked — even if they aren't always the pairings we expected, based on the seedings.

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Bow Wow is the newest star of 'CSI: Cyber'

Bow Wow is the newest star of “CSI: Cyber”
Hip-hop artist and actor Shad Moss, aka Bow Wow, will co-star with Patricia Arquette and James Van Der Beek, playing Brody “Baby Face” Nelson, a hacker who’s been ordered by a judge to work with Arquette’s character “on loan.”

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Paul Rudd gets moody in San Francisco for first 'Ant-Man' photo
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Paul Rudd gets moody in San Francisco for first 'Ant-Man' photo

So does this mean everything's fine now?

Oh, look, it's Ant-Man.

Actually, more accurately, it's Scott Lang, and it's a lovely foggy San Francisco day, and it's the first picture to prove that, yes, they are indeed in production now on Marvel's "Ant-Man," with Peyton Reed now directing.

I didn't realize San Francisco was the setting of the film, or any part of the film. I knew they were gearing up to shoot in Atlanta, so I guess I assumed that's where the film was set, or that they were using Atlanta to double for somewhere else. Right now, though, the production is here in California, making effective moody use of the Bay Area, and I like that first still.

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NFL wants Super Bowl Halftime performers to pay to play

NFL wants Super Bowl Halftime performers to pay to play
The Wall Street Journal has asked Rihanna, Katy Perry and Coldplay — finalists for the 2015 Super Bowl — to pay to play. Reports the Journal: "While notifying the artists' camps of their candidacy, league representatives also asked at least some of the acts if they would be willing to contribute a portion of their post-Super Bowl tour income to the league, or if they would make some other type of financial contribution, in exchange for the halftime gig. The pay-to-play suggestion got a chilly reception from the candidates' representatives, these people said."

Bryan Cranston reunites with Aaron Paul and Julia Louis-Dreyfus in “Barely Legal Pawn"
Check out their spoof video for the TV Academy.

MTV renews “Finding Carter”
The teen drama has received a big DVR boost.

Nathan Fielder was once a psychic and spiritual healer named “Ronald Shoub”
The Comedy Central star talked about his fake website in an interview with Grantland’s Bill Simmons.

Screech punches a fan in new “Unauthorized Saved by the Bell” clip
Here’s the latest clip from the Lifetime movie.

“Brooklyn Nine-Nine” bringing back Patton Oswalt
He’ll reprise his role as Fire Marshall Boone.

“Arrow” casts Komodo
Matt Ward will play the notorious DC Comics villain, also known as Simon Lacroix.

Jimmy Kimmel, Jimmy Fallon, Stephen Colbert will present at the Emmys
They’ll join fellow late-night host Seth Meyers on Monday night.

“Will & Grace” artifacts join the Smithsonian’s gay rights collection
Original scripts and props from the NBC comedy will be part of the Smithsonian’s gay rights exhibit.

Bill Cosby “confronts” Jimmy Fallon for impersonating him
Watch Fallon imitate Cosby behind his back.

“Trophy Wife’s” Bailee Madison headed to “Mulaney”
She’ll play the daughter of a woman Mulaney is dating.

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<p>Andre Braugher</p>

Andre Braugher

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Emmy Predictions 2014: Outstanding comedy/drama supporting actor

Will Emmy favorite Andre Braugher dethrone Tony Hale? Will Aaron Paul be part of a 'Breaking Bad' sweep?

Because it's NBC's turn to air the Primetime Emmy Awards this year, and because the Peacock would understandably rather air its lucrative Sunday night NFL package in September, the ceremony will take place in late August again. And as an added wrinkle, this year's ceremony will actually happen on a Monday, August 25 at 8 p.m., with Seth Meyers hosting.

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<p>The Strain</p>

The Strain

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FX renews 'The Strain' for season 2

Vampire thriller from Guillermo del Toro and company has 7 episodes to go this season

Hey, it's renewal day for summer cable dramas! A few hours after Sundance announced a third season order for "Rectify," FX has ordered a second season of its new vampire thriller "The Strain."

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FX renews 'The Strain' for Season 2

FX renews “The Strain” for Season 2
“I am thrilled!” Guillermo del Toro said of the pickup, which means his and Carlton Cuse’s neo-vampire bio-terror drama will be back next summer.

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TV Ratings: 'American Ninja Warrior,' 'MasterChef,' 'Under the Dome' lead Monday

The CW had its best Monday since 2011

Fast National ratings for Monday, August 18, 2014.

As usual, "American Ninja Warrior," "MasterChef" and "Under the Dome" were among the Monday night standouts, as NBC, CBS and FOX were all able to claim little bits and pieces of primetime victory.

Meanwhile, the season premiere of "America's Next Top Model" wasn't especially high, but it combined with a pair of strong "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" episodes to help The CW to its best Monday overall since December 2011. This is reflective mostly on what The CW has programmed on Mondays over the years, but so it goes.

When it comes to Monday notables, "Running Wild," "American Ninja Warrior" and "Mistresses" were all down a little, while "MasterChef" and "Hotel Hell" both rose a hair.

On to the numbers...

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'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' gets Adrianne Palicki to play Mockingbird

“Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” gets Adrianne Palicki to play Mockingbird
The “Friday Night Lights” alum will guest as the fan favorite on the season’s 5th episode.

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Amy Poehler: 'My whole life changed once Don Pardo said my name'

Amy Poehler: “My whole life changed once Don Pardo said my name”
“I will really miss that kind and talented man,” Poehler said in a statement, one of a number of "SNL" alums remembering the longtime "Saturday Night Live" announcer. PLUS: Watch Pardo’s greatest “SNL” moments, and read more tributes from Ana GasteyerColin Jost, Chris Kattan, Dennis Miller, John Milhiser and Rachel Dratch.

Julianne Hough — “Dancing with the Stars” judge!?
TMZ reports that an offer has been made to make the former “Dancing” star a judge next season.

Watch Gary Busey’s bizarre “Celebrity Big Brother” entrance
“That was an experience and a half - don’t you just love live telly?” said presenter Emma Willis, who had to lead Busey up by the hand. PLUS: Watch Busey’s video intro.

Chelsea Handler is only taking 2 of her staffers to Netflix
According to the NY Daily News, Handler initially told all her “Chelsea Lately” staff that they’d come with her to Netflix.

Report: Katie Couric declined to guest co-host “Today” for 1 day
Page Six reports Couric wanted to guest-host for two weeks while Savannah Guthrie is on maternity leave.

Hulu renews “The Awesomes”
Seth Meyers’ animated comedy will return for a 3rd season.

Chuck Lorre will experiment by putting “Mom” reruns on TBS for 1 month
From Aug. 25 to Sept. 19, the Anna Faris comedy will be shown after reruns of “The Big Bang Theory.”

ABC’s “Selfie” pilot is now available for web streaming
The Karen Gillan-John Cho comedy is now posted on Hulu. PLUS: “Selfie” reviewed in hashtags.

Justin Hartley is the new Adam Newman on “The Young and the Restless”
Hartley is returning to daytime TV, replacing Michael Muhney, who was fired from the soap last year.

Nathan Fielder explains to Conan why he kept posting a old man porn on Instagram
“It’s just one of those unfortunae accidents…"

Watch the trailer for Syfy zombie drama “Z Nation”
Is this the next “Walking Dead”?

Roku unveils its own smart TVs
The streaming set-top box maker claims that these are the first streaming-first TV sets.

James Corden is coming back with “The Wrong Mans” Christmas specials
The rumored future “Late Late Show” host will have a pair of specials on BBC2 this Christmas.

William Hung is a married man
The famed “American Idol” reject actually tied the knot two months ago.

“Veep” director could become “Doctor Who’s” next sidekick
British comedian Chris Addison directed much of the 2nd season of the HBO series.

“Star Wars Rebels” will premiere with a 1-hour movie
“Star Wars Rebels: Spark of Rebellion” debuts Oct. 3.

TruTV orders 13 more “Hardcore Pawn” episodes
The 13 episodes amount to a backorder for this season.

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