You know what's a good way to cap off your working week? Sitting down in front of the TV to watch a guy spurt real blood all over an emergency room in Australia. If that sounds good to you, rejoice. Tonight on "Sydney ER" (Fridays, 9:00 p.m. ET on Discovery Fit & Health), you get to see just that. And if you're getting off work early? Watch a clip below! Start your weekend right!
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It can't be easy being Norman Bates. He tries to be a good friend to Emma, but she's too busy feeling that the universe has conspired against her for hating Bradley. Norman, of course, can't tell her the truth. In this exclusive clip, watch as Emma dives into a sulk as Norman... observes.
Report: Kate Gosselin, Geraldo, Terrell Owens competing on "Celebrity Apprentice"
“The Cosby Show’s” Keshia Knight Pulliam, “Real Housewives” Brandi Glanville and Kenya Moore are also joining the show are joining former NFL-er Owens on “Celebrity Apprentice," according to TMZ.
TNT will air 10 original shows this summer, including Steven Bochco’s “Murder in the First”
TNT has announced premiere dates for its unprecedented 10 summer originals, from “Franklin & Bash” to “Rizzoli & Isles.” PLUS: Tom Everett Scott joins TNT’s “Guilt By Association."
“Teen Mom 2” canceled?
According to Radar Online, the MTV reality show will end with Season 5.
NBC owns NiceBooty.net and many other racy URLS that have appared on “SVU”
NBC’s stockpile of URLs that have appeared on its shows include Upyourbutt.net, Cocoajuggs.com, Crotcheteria.com and Fetishmanor.net — all of which redirect to NBC’s home page.
“Resurrection’s” viewership rises to 17 million
DVR viewership has boosted the ABC drama’s premiere.
Introducing the cast of “Gang Related”
Fox’s L.A. gang task force drama stars Ramon Rodriguez, “Lost’s” Terry O’Quinn, Jay Hernandez and RZA.
“Devious Maids” unveils a “Deliciously Dirty” poster
Check out the women in their “SECRETS” outfits.
Adult Swim is releasing a “Rick and Morty” episode via 100 Instagram clips of 15 seconds or less
You can watch Monday’s episode of the Dan Harmon cartoon now — if you have the patience. "Adult Swim feels 'Rick and Morty' fans are more than up to the challenge,” the network says.
President Obama talks to Ryan Seacrest about “Between Two Ferns" -- "Malia was so excited"
“Zach actually was pretty nervous,” the president laughed in recalling his interview with Zach Galifianakis. “It was funny to watch because this whole Between Two Ferns schtick – which I wasn’t familiar with before my staff told me that we had been pitched to do this – his whole character is to go after the guest and I think he was looking around and seeing all these Secret Service guys with guns and thinking, ‘I wonder what happens here if I cross the line?’ But we had a great time.”
Rob Ford’s brother lashes out at Kevin Spacey for not snubbing them at “Jimmy Kimmel Live”
The “House of Cards” star is accused of refusing to take a photo backstage at Kimmel’s post-Oscars special.
“Scandal” didn’t jump the shark last night — it gave the shark the middle finger
“Last night,” says Kevin Fallon, “'Scandal' walked up to that shark, looked it in the eye, gave it the finger, and then walked around it, boldly proclaiming—taunting, actually—that it just does not give a flying fig about idioms and gimmicks and daring to go 'too far.’ That shark has a name. And its name is '#whogotshot.’” PLUS: Has “Scandal” become too dark?
Listen to Prince & Zooey Deschanel’s duet
The “New Girl” star and the New Girl” fan have released a disco jam called “FALLINLOVE2NITE.”
NBC Burbank, longtime home to “The Tonight Show,” is now closed
MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell last night taped, "The Last Word," final national primetime broadcast from NBC Burbank.
Andy Cohen asks Shaquille O’Neill: “How big is your d**k?”
O’Neill then took off his show, and showed him on “Watch What Happens Live."
Watch “The Deadliest Catch” Season 10 opening
With the return of the Cornelia Marie.
Nat Geo Wild to air “Kingdom of the Apes with Jane Goodall and “Giant Pandas”
The two specials will air this summer.
NBC’s “The Voice” contract called “dehumanizing”
The 32-page legal document, obtained by the NY Daily News, allows the show to change the rules at any time and to eliminate any contestant even if they’re winning. The show is also allowed to release medical or psychological tests to the public.
Anne Heche to star in USA’s “Dig" miniseries
She’ll play the head of the Jerusalem FBI office in the limited series from “Homeland’s” Gideon Raff” and “Heroes’” Tim Kring.
Check out "Mad Men's" Joan in her airplane promo shot
Here’s the 1st look at Christina Hendricks in the final season. PLUS: Check out Betty Draper Francis and her baggage.
Kevin Nealon will co-star on "The Pro" with Rob Lowe
The “SNL” and “Weeds” vet will co-star on Lowe’s tennis pro comedy pilot.
“Scandal’s” Joe Morton joins TNT’s “Proof”
He’ll play the head of the hospital in the medical drama pilot from Kyra Sedgwick, starring Jennifer Beals.
Lady Gaga visits Jimmy Kimmel in an outfit made of coffee filters
She was covered head to toe in coffee filters. PLUS: Kimmel pranks SXSW attendees with fake band names.
Watch Vince Gilligan’s acting debut on “Community”
The “Breaking Bad” creator did a scene opposite Gina Gershon.
“Grey’s Anatomy” ties its series low with “Idol” in the 9 pm timeslot
Still, “Grey’s” managed to top last night’s “Idol” results show.
“True Detective” meets “King of the Hill”
Watch a haunting mashup of the two shows.
Fast National ratings for Thursday, March 13, 2014.
Fleeing "The Big Bang Theory" to 9 p.m. failed to give "American Idol" a bump in its new first time period airing, however the return of "Hell's Kitchen" handily outperformed "Rake," giving FOX a Thursday boost. However, "The Big Bang Theory" kept CBS atop the night in all measures.
The "Idol" shift to 9 p.m. had its biggest impact on ABC's "Grey's Anatomy," which had a second straight week of big declines and also led to some "Scandal" slippage.
Subtracting "Idol" from the 8 p.m. hour failed to provide any boost to the competition, as "Once Upon a Time in Wonderland" and "Community" were flat, while "Parks and Recreation" was down a hair from last week.
Of *very* minor interest: The CW's "Reign" had a repeat for a lead-in and faced "Idol" for the first time, but came very close to reproducing last week's near-series-highs and finished in line with its general season averages.
On to the numbers...
Jamie Foxx as Ray Charles, Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon as Johnny and June Carter Cash, Marion Cotillard as Edith Piaf, Cate Blanchett as (more or less) Bob Dylan -- playing an iconic musician has been a successful route to awards attention for several actors in recent years. That may be the long-term goal for Tate Taylor's glossy-looking James Brown biopic "Get On Up," but the more immediate goal suggested by the film's first trailer is launching 31-year-old leading man Chadwick Boseman to major-league stardom.
ABC promised us that there would be an OMG moment (the network's marketing magic, not mine) at the very end of tonight's episode of "Scandal," and damn if that wasn't the case. Of course, spoilers ahead, so don't even think of clicking through if you haven't seen the episode.
Jason Bateman is about as good a spokesman as any movie can have, and when he's finally making the jump to be a director as well as an actor, he's got plenty of reason to turn on the charm.
When I was at the Four Seasons recently, I was in the first group of people talking to him in the morning, and I was sitting outside the room where we were going to speak along with four other people. When he came walking up, he stopped and looked down at all of us, smiling. "Hey, how about we just do this out here, press conference style? Right now. Let's go."
Bateman and I are pretty much the same age, and I feel like I've been watching him on TV my whole life. I have strong memories of him on "Little House In The Prairie" and, in particular, "Silver Spoons," where he perfected the art of being smug. There was something so gleefully rotten about Derek, the kid he played, that it sort of set him as a certain type right away. Bateman never really got roles as likable as the roles given to Michael J. Fox, but it felt like he got the scripts that Fox passed on, a tendency that reached its apex when he starred in "Teen Wolf Too."
Arthur Chu: “People say I’m the Walter White of 'Jeopardy!’"
Chu doesn’t consider himself a villain. "It’s really more of an antihero thing,” he says. "People are saying, antiheroes are big now, people say I’m the Walter Whit e of 'Jeopardy!,' or like I was Moneyballing Jeopardy!. It was something that made ‘Jeopardy!' different for a while and I think a lot of people appreciated that.” PLUS: Chu answers Reddit questions, including one from a former competitor.
“Enlisted” star signs on for CBS pilot “Cuz-Bros”
Stults’ role on the CBS comedy pilot is dependent on “Enlisted’s” cancelation. PLUS: S. Epatha Merkerson joins NBC’s “Babylon Fields,” and Trevor Donovan and Christopher McDonald join History’s “Texas Rising.”
Ellen did another bit today with the Oscar pizzeria
Ellen tweeted for her followers to stand outside Big Mama’s & Papa’s Pizzeria this afternoon.
China’s ambassador to the U.S. thinks “House of Cards” is a realistic portrayal
"I have seen both seasons of 'House of Cards,' which I think embodies some of the characteristics and corruption that is present in American politics,” says Ambassador Cui Tiankai.
“Doctor Who” gets a new villain: Keeley Hawes as a banker
The former “MI-5”/“Spooks” star will play “a powerful out of this world character with a dark secret.” Steven Moffat says she "achieves the greatest villainy yet attempted on 'Doctor Who': she plays a banker."
Syfy orders “Ascension” miniseries
The six-hour space opera will tell of a covert space mission launched by the U.S. government in 1963.
Smart sitcoms are surviving thanks to network TV’s “major sitcom depression”
There hasn’t been a blockbuster sitcom hit since “Modern Family” in 2009, which has led to networks renewing low-rated-but-smart shows like “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” “New Girl,” “Parks and Rec” and “The Mindy Project.”
TV Land’s “The Soul Man” live season premiere will be simulcast on BET and Centric
Centric will also begin airing reruns of the Cedric the Entertainer comedy.
“Cougar Town’s” Bill Lawrence: I may be done with network sitcoms
“I would be surprised if I ever personally ran a network show again,” says Lawrence, who has two shows, including one on NBC, coming out this spring. “The system has changed. We’re talking about a landscape now where the difference between a 1.3 rating and a 0.9 rating is the difference between a 22-episode pickup and getting canceled, which is crazy.”
Hallmark Channel renews Kitten Bowl, slates movies with Catherine Bell, Tiffani Thiessen
Hallmark is also launching "The Kitten Paw-Star Game.”
Meet the new “Bones” squintern, a “Latin Lover”
“Young and the Restless” alum Ignacio Serricchio will play Rodolfo Fuentes, Brennan’s new intern from Cuba.
E!’s "Eric & Jessie: Game On” is moving to NYC, thanks to the Jets
Star Eric Decker has signed a big $36 million deal with the New York Jets.
“Modern Family’s” Los Angeles geography is pretty accurate
Not just the physical geography, but the cultural geography.
Here are more “Boy Meets World” characters that should be brought back
Remember Nancy Kerrigan?
Why do few women play instruments on “Nashville”?
Is it a reflection of the real-life country music scene.
Gillian Anderson on “The X Files” vs. “Hannibal”
Anderson was asked on Reddit, "Why did it take you a whole series to believe Fox Mulder, but only one season to believe Will Graham?!” To which she responded: "The irony was not lost on me in that moment. Let's just say that.”
Seth Meyers & Andy Cohen will reenact “Friday Night Lights”
The two late-night hosts filmed a bit together at SXSW.
“Sherlock” is shown twice in France — once for younger viewers, again for older viewers
The BBC hit is so popular in France it airs on different channels targeting different demos.
Meet Bob Odenkirk’s wife, talent manager to the stars
Naomi Odenkirk represents everybody from Kristen Wiig — her former babysitter -- to Bill Hader to Jenna Fischer.
“Two and a Half Men’s” Ashton Kutcher and Jon Cryer go on a double date
Kutcher and Mila Kunis were spotted going to dinner with Cryer and his wife, Lisa Joyner.
“Shameless” promotes Emily Bergl
She’ll become a series regular next season.
Jon Gosselin is writing a tell-all
“It’s about my feelings and my marriage,” he says. “Kate will flip.”
Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein talk about the “Portlandia” process
What’s the difference between writing songs and writing sketches?
Mark Wahlberg’s “Breaking Boston” follows four women with Southie accents
Wahlberg and his family have come to own shows about Boston.
See 14-year-old Zooey Deschanel
The “New Girl” star is honoring Throwback Thursday.
CBS’ Wall Street drama adds “Treme’s” David Morse and “Hotel Rwanda’s” Sophie Okonedo
They’ll join the drama from producer John Cusack.
It only makes sense that a guy who sings about finding great stuff in thrift shops, Grammy winner Macklemore, would be a guest judge on "Project Runway: Under the Gunn." On this week's episode (Thurs. March 13 at 9:00 p.m. on Lifetime), the rap sensation has some thoughts on what works and what doesn't. Trust the man who can pull off a second-hand fur, people!
A quick review of tonight's "Community" coming up just as soon as I move inland where lumber is more plentiful...