American Authors are having a moment: the quartet’s debut album, “Oh, What A Life,” came out Tuesday (4), as its banjo-laced song “Best Day of My Life” is reaching critical mass.
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HBO unveils John Oliver’s 1st “Last Week Tonight” promo
“Breaking news…on a weekly basis."
Lindsay Lohan is already trying to escape blame for her messy “Lindsay” trailer
"It is a television show so they want ratings,” she told Jimmy Fallon. PLUS: Lohan is closing in on a $1 million memoir deal.
“Rake’s" Bojana Novakovic has signed on for ABC’s “Agatha” pilot
With the Greg Kinnear drama poised for cancelation, the Australian actress is set to play an ex-con who becomes a big-city criminologist.
Ford, Chevy, Ram respond to Jimmy Fallon’s “Tonight Show” conversation about trucks
Ram even sent one of its trucks outside 30 Rock with a sign reading: “Big Enough, Jimmy? Test it Out." It was in response to Fallon's random conversation with The Roots about trucks on Wednsday's show.
Jerry Seinfeld’s “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee” gets a porn parody
From the maker of the “Seinfeld” porn parody.
“Chuck’s” Joshua Gomez is returning to NBC in “Ellen More or Less”
He’ll play the title character’s co-worker in the comedy from “Parenthood’s” Jason Katims and J.J. Philbin. PLUS: “Brothers and Sisters” alum Dave Annable joins Fox’s “Red Band Society,” and Jayson Blair joins “Keep It Together."
Check out Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o in a “raunchy" Kenyan MTV soap
The “12 Years a Slave” star played a character named Ayira on “Shuga.”
“Sesame Street” spoofs “Les Miserables” with Cookie Monster
Check out “Les Mousserables.”
“The Office’s” Jenna Fischer celebrates her 40th birthday with a pregnancy pose on the beach
"I think I found a good place to celebrate!” Fischer tweeted this morning from the beach, while showing off her baby bump.
AMC is getting aggressive with its end-of-week teases for the upcoming seventh season of "Mad Men."
On Thursday, AMC debuted the first essentially meaningless teaser for the season -- Don Draper getting off of a plane in a mystery location -- as well as a similar first image.
On Friday, AMC released some trippy new key art for the season, which will premiere on Sunday, April 13, kicking off a seven-episode 2014 run. The key art comes courtesy of graphic artist Milton Glaser.
John Corbett will play Denis Leary’s best friend on FX’s "Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll”
Leary will star in a pilot playing the lead singer of New York’s legendary early-’90s band The Heathens.
It’s official: Felicity Huffman joins “American Crime”
The former “Desperate Housewives” star is returning to ABC in a pilot about a racially charged murder from Oscar-winning “12 Years a Slave” writer John Ridley.
Everybody on “Scandal” is suddenly bad at their jobs
What happened? “Scandal” has usually portrayed its characters as being great at their work.
Just because Rust and Cohle are sexist doesn’t mean “True Detective” is too
“It’s time that we all stop assuming TV writers endorse the bad actions of their flawed characters on television,” says Eliana Dockterman of criticism that the HBO series is misogynistic.
Ted Turner has appendicitis
The CNN and Turner Broadcasting Service founder was rushed to a hospital in Buenos Aires for surgery.
Lacey Chabert to star in “Christmas Tree Farm”
The "Party of Five" alum will star in an UP network holiday film about a bank trying to take away her childhood Christmas tree farm.
Jimmy Kimmel will interview Texas Gov. Rick Perry next week in Austin
Kimmel’s SXSW lineup next week will also include Willie Nelson’s first appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live.” PLUS: Joseph Gordon-Levitt perfectly recreated “David After Dentist” for Kimmel.
“Sons of Anarchy” wants Aaron Paul
Kurt Sutter says of all the “Breaking Bad” actors, he’d most want to work with Paul: "I think it would be fun to get @aaronpaul_8 on the show,” he tweeted.
Watch new “Fargo” teasers
Check out Martin Freeman as an insurance salesman inspired by William H. Macy’s character.
Aaron Paul: “It’s ridiculous” — a grandma asked me to call her a “bitch”
Six months later, Paul says he’s still approached by “Breaking Bad” fans. PLUS: Is this the real Saul Goodman?
Will Ferrell hosts “@midday” on Comedy Central
Watch Ferrell take reveal his “@midnight” “spinoff.”
“Idol” tries to recreate Ellen’s Oscar selfie
With one person missing: Harry Connick Jr.
Florida Georgia Line debuted the video for “This Is How We Roll,” another in its string of fun, mindless songs from the duo on “Good Morning America” today. The tune, which features a bridge by Luke Bryan, is No. 23 on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart after seven weeks.
Look, I hate to be That Guy who sees an American version of a foreign film or show and just tells you to watch the original. It's such a cliché, and it ignores the fact that American remakes can be wonderful in their own right. (Case in point: "The Office.")
Having said that, the only thing of value I can tell you about ABC's new drama series "Resurrection" is that you are much better off simply going to Netflix to stream the first season of Sundance's French import "The Returned."
Despite the release of new track, “Invisible,” during the Super Bowl, it looks like U2 won’t have an album out in 2014, after all.
ABC bringing Katie Holmes back to TV
Holmes has signed up to star in what would become her first regular TV gig since “Dawson’s Creek,” a "Dangerous Liasons-esque" drama set in NYC’s high society. The project is from “Behind the Candelabra” writer Richard LaGravenese, with Taylor Hackford on board to direct the pilot.
“Sharknado 2: The Second One” gets July 31 premiere date, announces new cameos
Perez Hilton, Biz Markie, Pepa from Salt-N-Pepa, Howard Stern sidekick Benjy Bronk, Robert Klein and Kurt Angle will also make cameos. (Klein and Angle will play the former NYC mayor and fire chief, respectively.)
Obama flubs the spelling of “Respect” during the taping of PBS’ Women of Soul tribute
"When Aretha first told us what R-S-P-E-C-T meant to her,” said the president.
What was it like to interrogate Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson on “True Detective”?
"Those were 10- to 12-hour days for us, with few breaks,” says Michael Potts, who was partnered with Tory Kittles as they grilled Rust and Marty. "We'd do Woody for a day and a half, then Matthew for a while, then we'd get dinner and pick up with Matthew for a day and a half. They were very intense, long-hour days.”
Comedy Central orders “Over The Garden Wall,” its 1st miniseries
10-epsiode comedy-fantasy miniseries is based on “Tome of The Unknown,” starring Elijah Wood.
“Reign” rises, as “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Scandal” slips
The CW series was up 34%, while “Grey’s” and “Scandal” were down 13% and 10%, respectively, this week.
Adam Carolla not a fan of having female late-night hosts
Carolla, who served as Jimmy Kimmel’s security guard last night, says: "To me it's not so much about women or men, it's sort of who do you want to see at night,” adding: "I don't know if it would be confusing if it's a woman standing there telling monologue jokes. We’re just used to certain genders in certain roles."
Stream the “Game of Thrones” hip-hop mixtape
All 10 tracks from "Catch the Throne" are now available.
Ted Turner admitted to the hospital in South Africa
Says a spokesperson for the Turner Broadcasting System and CNN founder: "Given it is our policy not to comment on his personal health, no further details will be provided."
Lena Dunham asks "Today's" Savannah Guthrie if she's willing to show nipple to become the 5th "Girl"
“You know what, spoiler alert! I'm not,” Guthrie responded, after confessing to Dunham that she imagined herself as the 5th star of "Girls."
Stephen Colbert debuts his alternative or “Happy Birthday”
Colbert’s new National Birthday Anthem is royalty-free.
“Greek” alum Spencer Grammer will play Michael Imperioli’s sister on ABC
The daughter of Kelsey Grammer has joined the pilot “Saint Francis.”
“Orphan Black” episodes will be available on Amazon
The BBC America series will join Amazon Prime.
Juan Pablo defends himself after retweeting an R-word joke
“People,” “The Bachelor” star wrote, "try to be HAPPY and enjoy JOKES and SARCASM... In Venezuela the R word is USED commonly and by NO means is to OFFEND anyone... #Relax #DifferentCulture #Respect.”
“True Blood” promotes barmaid Ginger
Tara Buck will become a series regular after recurring for six seasons.
Fast National ratings for Thursday, March 6, 2014.
With "The Big Bang Theory" leading the way in all measures, everything in CBS' schedule was up on Thursday other than "The Crazy Ones," as the network ruled the night in all measures.
FOX's "American Idol" didn't take a big drop, but it was down slightly, failing to even make things competitive with "The Millers" ("Big Bang Theory" has had a massive advantage for a while) and again leading into a weak week for "Rake," which is being shipped off to Fridays.
After last week's big returns, both "Grey's Anatomy" and "Scandal" took big drops for ABC, but still easily won their hours in young viewers. It didn't help that "Once Upon a Time in Wonderland" barely made a ripple in its return.
Speaking of barely making a ripple, other than a solid bump for "Parks and Recreation," NBC's whole lineup barely made a ripple.
Finally, The CW's two dramas both rose, with "Reign" approaching series highs in young female demos.
On to the numbers...
A quick review of last night's "Community" coming up just as soon as I own stock in Trivial Pursuit's Baby Boomers Edition...