If this exclusive clip from the new Discovery Channel series "Clash of the Ozarks" (premieres Feb. 25 at 10:00 p.m.) reminds you of the opening credits of HBO's "True Blood," you aren't alone. While "Clash" doesn't have vampires and werewolves, it does feature a clan war, a guy named Crowbar, and plenty of bad (if not true) blood.
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TV pioneer, comedy legend Sid Caeser dies at 91
With "Your Show of Shows" launching in 1950, Caesar became one of the "greatest improvisors and one of the most rigorous sketch-comedy artists in television history," says Ken Tucker, who adds that he as "a modest dynamo, a man who disappeared into his comedy as though it was his escape from reality."
Seth Meyers' 1st week "Late Night" lineup: Joe Biden, Kanye West, Lena Dunham
Meyers will also be joined by Kelly Ripa, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Sophia Bush and Brad Paisley.
"Vampire Diaries" and other Atlanta-based TV shows shut production over potentially catastrophic storm
The storm, described as "an event of historical proportions," forced Atlanta shows like "The Originals" to shut down, as well as "Drop Dead Diva" and "Devious Maids."
Paula Deen scores $75M cash infusion
A private investment firm is helping to fund the former Food Network star's comeback by helping start a new company called Paula Deen Ventures.
"HIMYM's" Cristin Milioti joining Rashida Jones' NBC comedy pilot
Milioti will play one-half of a couple in "A to Z"
HBO picks up "Utopia" from David Fincher
Fincher is re-teaming with "Gone Girl" writer Gillian Flynn on an adaptation of the hit British series about die-hard fans of an underground graphic novel.
Drake Bell files for bankruptcy
The former Nickelodeon "Drake & Josh" star is reportedly more than $1.5 million in debt.
Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Mariah Carey wants you to be hers. On new single, “You’re Mine (Eternal),” Carey slips into a little smooth R&B as she recalls what it was like to have her lover in her arms. “You’re Mine (Eternal),” will be on Carey’s much-delayed new album, out May 6.
Have you been watching HBO's "True Detective?" Did you catch Sunday night's episode? The entire back half of the show built to an absolutely arresting finale, the fallout of which was ultimately captured in one extended take. Some might dismiss it as a mere stunt, but while I was certainly captivated by it technically, I was also drawn in by how consistent and controlled and drilled-down Matthew McConaughey's performance was throughout the take. Shots like that are a group effort above and below the line, even after being meticulously blocked and lit by the camera department.
It was a bit of serendipitous timing for that episode to hit when it did, given that this annual feature was planned for this week. And the concept of continuous takes — or "oners," as they're called — might have some relevance to today's wrap-up of the best shots of the year, but, well…no spoilers yet. I would, however, like to take a moment to consider the year in cinematography in general, because it was a banner year for the industry's camera wizards.
PaleyFest, the two-week spring event where the stars and producers of some of TV's most prominent shows, just announced most of the attendees for this year's festival, which will take place from March 13-28 at Los Angeles' Dolby Theater, and they include Jon Hamm, Kristen Bell, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Mindy Kaling, Tom Mison, the gang from "Community," a "Lost" reunion" and... me.
HBO's John Oliver comedy show will be called "Last Week Tonight," debuting April 27
"Last Week Tonight with John Oliver" will air on Sundays at 11 pm, following HBO's original lineup of shows, including "Game of Thrones."
Paleyfest announces participants: Which "Lost" cast members will show up?
The "Lost" 10th anniversary panel will include Josh Holloway, Emilie de Ravin, Ian Somerhalder, Jorge Garcia, Yunjin Kim, Daniel Dae Kim, Henry Ian Cusick, Malcolm David Kelley, Nestor Carbonell, Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse.
Bob Costas is taking a 2nd night off
Costas told "Today" by phone this morning that his eyes are so sensitive that they are tearing up even in dim light. So Matt Lauer will fill in once again. PLUS: Why Costas is essential to Olympics coverage.
Ryan Seacrest is launching a clothing line with help from Macy's
"Ryan Seacrest Distinction" will debut in 150 of Macy's 500 stores this spring, and it'll specialize in helping guys match the colors of their suit and tie. "I'm not a designer, nor do I think I am," says Seacrest. "I see an opportunity to help curate these different pieces for guys at an accessible level."
Is "How I Met Your Dad" a step down for movie actress Greta Gerwig?
Some are accusing Gerwig -- the "indie darling and Mumblecore queen" -- of "selling out" to television, especially after her highest-profile movie role in "Frances Ha." One publication accused her of stooping to TV.
"The Biggest Loser's" Rachel: "Maybe I was a little too enthusiastic in my training"
Rachel Frederickson insists, though, she's "very, very healthy."
Check out Julia Louis-Dreyfus' date with the real "Veep"
Louis-Dreyfus sat next to Vice President Joe Biden for last night's White House state dinner honoring France. PLUS: Mindy Kaling tweeted pics from inside the White House.
"Dads" ends the season with 2.6 million viewers
The much-derided Fox comedy was down 30% from last week thanks to the Olympics.
"Nightline" co-anchor: I was on cocaine and ecstasy when I melted down on "GMA" 10 years ago
ABC News' Dan Harris is confessing that drug use was responsible for his panic attack on air in 2004.
"Veronica Mars" covers EW
See Veronica and Logan and marshmallows.
Lady Gaga is filming a music video with the "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills"
The "super-secret" video revolves around the Bravo cast.
Nathan Fielder tells Jimmy Kimmel he feared going to jail over Dumb Starbucks
The "Nathan For You" star says the health department could've jailed him for operating without a permit.
"The Office's" Oscar Nunez joins USA comedy "Benched"
He'll join Eliza Coupe and Jay Harrington on the legal comedy, playing a public defender.
"Army Wives" is exiting with a 2-hour farewell special
"Army Wives: A Final Salute" airing March 16 will feature comments from real-life military wives.
Sarah Silverman is dating Michael Sheen
Us Weekly says Silverman and the "Masters of Sex" star were recently spotted making out.
Former "Storage Wars" contestant wins a storage locker full of human ashes
Steve Monetti spent $550 on a locker full of containers filled with human remains.
Watch Neil Patrick Harris' new music video
The "HIMYM" star is starring in a "SLEEP with neuro" drink campaign.
A review of last night's "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" coming up just as soon as my itinerary to Rome connects through Vietnam...