Ian Ziering: Twitter better be prepared for Wednesday’s “Sharknado wave”
"I think the nerds over at Twitter better reinforce their hard drives because it almost broke them last time,” the actor said with a laugh, in an interview with Mashable. “Get those servers backed up because a storm is coming … and it’s a huge Sharknado wave.” PLUS: Ziering on Reddit gives a Steve Sanders update, and check out Ziering’s “Sharknado”-themed autograph.
Nickelodeon orders 26 episodes of “100 Things to Do Before High School”
The middle school comedy is from the creator of “Big Time Rush.”
“Game of Thrones’” Maisie Williams: “I’m so sick of going on the internet and seeing all the book readers being snobby…"
Asked about the Lady Stonehart controversy, Williams says of book readers: "They feel they have a claim on the series because they read the books first, and I understand that, but they don’t need to be mean about it. That’s why I liked moments like this, because book readers think they know what’s coming, then we change it and it’s really funny to watch their reactions. They’re always like, 'That’s not what happened in the books, so the show’s really bad now.' But really, they just feel insecure because they’re used to knowing what’s coming next.” PLUS: Cersei’s daughter reacts to being recast via a Vine video, and George R.R. Martin is a rock star at Comic-Con.
Craig Ferguson thinks a female should replace him
That’s according to VH1’s Carrie Keagan, in an essay complaining about the lack of female network talk show hosts.
It’s about time “The Bachelorette” talked about sex
Monday night’s “historic television moment” shouldn’t have been that big a deal. PLUS: Stop shaming Andi!, bachelor Nick preferred to have that conversation in public, Chris Harrison recalls Nick’s demeanor the past few months, and a character study of “Mumblecore Nick."
“Nathan For You” co-creator: How the show could’ve been different
Michael Koman, who hired Nathan Fielder as a writer on "Important Things with Demetri Martin,” says the initial concept of the show included written pieces.
Has John Oliver discovered late-night’s future with “Last Week Tonight”?
After three months, Oliver has set himself apart from “The Daily Show.” PLUS: Oliver’s long rants are a “master class” in how to make a downer subject entertaining.
Former “Lost” boss Carlton Cuse is now juggling 5 TV shows
Meanwhile, Damon Lindelof has “The Leftovers.”
"Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.” adds “Bakshi"
British actor Simon Kassianides will recur in Season 2 as a "confident right-hand man.”
"Downton Abbey’s Lily James may be up for “War and Peace”
She and Paul Dano are reportedly in negotiations for the six-part BBC adaptation of the Leo Tolstoy classic.
Jay R. Ferguson shaves off his “Mad Men” beard
“RIP Rizzo, it was a pleasure."
“Community’s” last-minute Yahoo renewal prompted Comic-Con panel scrambling
TV Guide Magazine’s tribute to “Community” had been in the works for months, but its rebirth on Yahoo made it all the more viable.
Billy Bob Thornton: I’d love to steal Penny away on “The Big Bang Theory”
Thornton, whose mom turned him on to “Big Bang,” says he’d also like to play Hodor’s cousin on “Game of Thrones.”
Why “Saved by the Bell” was terrible
The classic NBC teen comedy has influenced many awful Disney Channel sitcoms, says Drew Magary. "It's a show that holds a special place in the hearts of many people my age,” he notes. "I am not one of these people. Saved by the Bell was f*cking terrible. It wasn't funny. It wasn't well acted. It wasn't well written. It wasn't even well shot. It was a sh*tty placeholder sitcom designed to keep you in the TV room an extra hour before heading out to softball practice.”
Here is a reported breakdown of how much TLC paid the Gosselins for “Jon & Kate Plus 8”
The Gosselins went from making $2,000 an episode to $22,500 an episode, according to a new tell-all book.
“Girls” films at SUNY New Paltz
Can the State University of New York at New Paltz substitute for the University of Iowa?