“The Simpsons” falls to its worst-ever Sunday ratings
About 3.4 million tuned in for last night’s episode.
“The Daily Show” hires “SNL” writer Michael Che as its newest correspondent
Che, a standup comic and Upright Citizens Brigade alum, who’s in his first season at “Saturday Night Live” will join Jon Stewart in June, after he’s done with “SNL.”
Gloria Estefan’s new musical is getting a reality show
The reality project will search for a singer to play Estefan for the “On Your Feet” production.
Xbox’s TV slate includes 2 “Halo” series, sci-fi “Humans” and "Gun Machine”
“Humans,” a series based on a Swedish drama focusing on synthetic people, will join a soccer reality show and the serial killer drama “Gun Machine” as part of Xbox’s first development slate.
Regis Philbin’s “Crowd Goes Wild” canceled by Fox Sports 1
The sports talk show lasted eight months.
John Oliver’s 1st “Last Week Tonight” premiere was too fast, too furious
The problem with Oliver’s HBO debut was that there were too many stories that he had to race through, which resulted in him and the viewers not having the chance to breathe and react. PLUS: Oliver seemed angry at his audience, too, he did nothing to distinguish his show as not a “Daily Show” knockoff, it was a funny and confident start, and watch the entire premiere on YouTube.
Ion’s new shows include “Reality Obsessed” and “So Chic,” plus reruns of “Rookie Blue” and “Blue Bloods”
Ion this fall will air shows on reality TV, dog training and grandmothers cooking.
“Game of Thrones” surprises even “smug book readers”
"We’ve see the show veer off in non-book directions before, but not like this,” says Joanna Robinson, who adds: "The real game changer is that for the first time, in a truly significant way, the book readers were as surprised as the show watchers. That’s right, the reign of the smug book reader is over. Or, at least, it’s on temporary hiatus.” PLUS: How do you react to Jaime Lannister after last week?, it’s complexity vs. confusion, this was one of the shoddiest-looking episodes to date, the ending was like a horror movie, and see Daenerys’ new throne room.
George R.R. Martin says drones are worse than the Dothraki
"Taking human life should always be a very serious thing,” the “Game of Thrones” author says, noting that in his universe, death is taken seriously because the killer actually sees firsthand what is happening.
Meet “Mad Men’s” despicable Lou Avery, played by a former standup comic
Allan Havey says of his role: "I've been a 'Mad Men' fan since the beginning, so if I had been home watching this guy, I probably wouldn't have liked him either. But as long as people have a passionate response, that's all an actor can really hope for. To me, it's a very high compliment.” PLUS: Jon Hamm & Elisabeth Moss went on a date incognito, and here’s a list of every client Don Draper ever had.
Tori Spelling reportedly secretly hospitalized
According to E!, Spelling recently spent six days in the hospital for undisclosed reasons.
What has “Veep” done to Jonah?
Season 3’s “Blogger Jonah” has become an unusual misfire for such a great comedy series.
HBO to show a tribute to Robert De Niro’s dad
“Remembering the Artist: Robert De Niro Sr.” will celebrate De Niro’s father, an abstract expressionist painter who never achieved fame.
An email message sent to Dr. Phil threatened to kill “Common Law’s” Warren Kole
The LAPD is investigating the email, which was sent from outside of the country.
Disney Channel renews “Austin & Ally”
The kids’ show will return for a 4th season.