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Does Frank Darabont still watch 'The Walking Dead'? 'Are you f*cking kidding me? No...


Does Frank Darabont still watch "The Walking Dead"? "Are you f*cking kidding me? No..."

Darabont tells Rolling Stone of his abrupt exit: "...I had to take some time off after that to really reassess everything, to really get over the emotional devastation of having some truly malevolent people tear asunder a brilliant family that had gathered to create this hit for them. It was a very, very deep and loving family, the cast and the crew, and to have that torn apart was – when somebody throws a hand-grenade into that situation, it's tremendously emotionally trying. So would I want to watch another episode of The Walking Dead after that? Are you f*cking kidding me? No, you put that traumatic disappointment behind you and move on with your life."


ABC unveils midseason schedule: "Revenge" moves, "Mixology" goes after "Modern Family"
"Revenge" will air at 10 pm on Sundays when it returns on March 9. Its 9 pm timeslot will be replaced by "Resurrection." UPDATE: ABC cancels "Betrayal."


Toronto Mayor Rob Ford reacts to the "SNL" spoof of him
"It's crazy, man."


BBC America and YouTube will show "The Doctor Who 50th Live Pre-Show" special

The special will air 20 minutes before the 50th anniversary special airs on Saturday.


CNN will actually try out 2 shows at 11 pm

Don Lemon will host "The 11th Hour" for three week when Erin Burnett goes on maternity leave, while Brooke Baldwin will host "CNN Today" from 11:30 to midnight. Also, Lemon and Jake Tapper will fill in on Burnett's primetime show.


F. Scott Fitzgerald's "The Last Tycoon" to be adapted for HBO

The writer of "Captain Phillips," Billy Ray, is set to write and direct the project based on F. Scott Fitzgerald's final unfinished novel.


Sarah Silverman releases a new music video

Check out "Diva."


Introducing "NCIS" analyst Ellie Bishop

Here's a preview of Emily Wickersham in her new role.


Could Sherri Shepherd leave "The View," too?
RadarOnline claims Shepherd fears she's going to be cut when Barbara Walters leaves.

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<p>Rob Lowe and Nick Offerman in &quot;Parks and Recreation.&quot;</p>

Rob Lowe and Nick Offerman in "Parks and Recreation."

Credit: NBC

HitFix First Look: On 'Parks and Recreation,' Chris and Ron talk parenting

Two men with very different emotional styles try to work together

"Parks and Recreation" presents its second double-feature in a row this week before taking the rest of 2013 off. (New episodes will resume on January 2 at 8:30 p.m.; most network shows are either pre-empted or in repeats for much of December.) 

Here's a clip (exclusive to HitFix for the next few hours) from the first of those two episodes, "Fluoride," in which expectant fathers Chris and Ron bond — or, rather, Chris tries to bond with a typically terse and unemotional Ron — while constructing their own cribs in Ron's beloved woodshop.

Enjoy. "Fluoride" and "The Cones of Dunshire" air Thursday at 8 & 8:30 p.m. Eastern/Pacific.

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Patton Oswalt will host the Spirit Awards


Patton Oswalt will host the Spirit Awards
The independent film awards airs the night before the Oscars.


A "Back to the Future" reunion on "The Michael J. Fox Show"?

Michael J. Fox says Christopher Lloyd is shooting an episode next week.


CW to tackle terrorism with a sleeper cell pilot

A young female FBI agent will go undercover in a sleeper cell in what is being described as "Alias" meets "Homeland."


Chris Farley "would have crushed" playing Mayor Rob Ford, says his brother
"I think it's safe to say that my brother would have crushed playing the Rob Ford guy on SNL," Kevin Farley tweeted on Monday.


Amazon calls "Alpha House" its "number one most-watched show"
What does that mean exactly? Amazon wouldn't say.


MTV picks up 10 more "Awkward" episodes

That brings Season 4's total to 20, though that season hasn't begun shooting yet.


Larry King turns 80 today, Ted Turner turns 75

Happy birthday to the "CNN legends"!


Will Monty Python's reunion come to TV?
The five surviving members of the British comedy troupe are planning a reunion on stage.


"Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." may get cameos out of Stan Lee and Samuel L. Jackson

Will there be a "Captain America" crossover?


"Nashville" star will become the 1st celeb to answer the $1M "Millionaire" question

Charles Esten, who's playing for Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, will make it to the $1 million question round next week on "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire."


"Parks and Rec" hosts an "Everwood" reunion
Chris Pratt is reuniting with his "grandma," Debra Mooney.

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Kanye West's 'Bound 2' video is an instant classic and not in a good way

Kanye West's 'Bound 2' video is an instant classic and not in a good way

See Kim Kardashian's assets on display in new clip

Kanye West lets his wild horses run free in his new video for “Bound2,” while his fiance Kim Kardashian lets her breasts run free. It’s as cheesy a video as we’ve ever seen. So much so, I’m a little in awe of just how bad it is.

The Nick Knight-directed video, which premiered on “Ellen” yesterday, has some of the worst green screen work (perhaps intentionally?) I’ve ever seen as West rides his motorcycle through very scenic America, but only has eyes for a topless Kardashian who straddles the bike and him and reclines on his ride, seemingly not caring at all that she’s gliding past the Grand Tetons. She also looks sexily into the camera and hugs her man...because, really, no sight can compare to the sight of her man.

It’s an instantly iconic video but not for a good reason. Unlike the other famous video it has recalled for me and some other bloggers—Whitesnake’s “Here I Go Again,” which featured lead singer David Coverdale’s then girlfriend, Tawny Kitaen, having her way with a car hood —this one isn’t the least bit sexy except maybe to Kimye. Their combined narcissism runs as rampant as the flowing rivers. And it’s a bad song to boot. And yet, I cant stop watching it...

What do you think?

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<p>Tom Mison of &quot;Sleepy Hollow&quot;</p>

Tom Mison of "Sleepy Hollow"

Credit: FOX

TV Ratings: 'Sleepy Hollow' holds up after OK 'Almost Human,' while ABC and NBC split Monday

ABC gets big bumps courtesy of football inflation
Fast National ratings for Monday, November 18, 2013.
 
ABC's "Dancing with the Stars" posted big week-to-week gains overall, while NBC's "The Voice" declined week-to-week among young viewers, but the two networks held onto their regular Monday night split.
 
Monday's big variation came courtesy of FOX, where "Almost Human" got off to a very "Bones"-esque start, drawing slightly fewer viewers than last Monday's "Bones" but doing a slightly higher number among young viewers. Of paramount importance to FOX, though, was the fact that despite a new lead-in, "Sleepy Hollow" was flat week-to-week.
 
Most of Monday's regulars were within sight of their recent averages with only the tiniest of variation, though ABC's "Castle" took advantage of the absence of "Blacklist" in the 10 p.m. hour to post some big gains, though the same could not be said for CBS' "Hostages."
 
Note that although ABC will still win the night overall regardless of what happened, the network had Monday Night Football coverage in both the New England and Carolina markets, which more-than-partially explains the huge bump bump and will lead to a larger-than-normal adjustment for individual programs in Finals.
 
On to the numbers...
 
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Angelina Jolie accepts her honorary Oscar at the Governors' Awards.
Angelina Jolie accepts her honorary Oscar at the Governors' Awards.
Credit: AP Photo/Dan Steinberg

Watch Angelina Jolie, Steve Martin and Angela Lansbury accept their Oscars

It's not the Oscar ceremony, but at least we can watch it

Kris gave a great recap of the Governors' Awards over the weekend, but as mentioned in this morning's roundup, there are still plenty of people who would rather see the presentations for themselves instead of reading about them. The debate over the pros and cons of separating honorary Oscars from the actual Academy Awards ceremony will resurface annually until (if ever) the Academy reintegrates them. If it was a little more vocal this year, it's because it's not often that a superstar still at her professional peak -- that'd be Angelina Jolie, the youngest ever recipient of the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award -- is among the honorees, together with two household-name veterans.

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Bobby Moynihan was injured playing Mayor Rob Ford on 'SNL'


Bobby Moynihan was injured playing Mayor Rob Ford on "SNL"

Moynihan twisted his ankle in the opening sketch, according to Page Six, and was forced to miss the premiere of his new movie "Delivery Man." PLUS: Rob Ford launches a Canadian reality show, "Ford Nation."


Howard Stern will be back on "America's Got Talent" next season for 1 more season
"It started out as a goof. Now it's becoming a job," says the shock jock, who promises this will be his last season.


Bravo renting out "Top Chef" contestants as caterers
More than 30 "Top Chef" alums will be available as part of the cable network's partnership with the online catering service Kitchit.


"Almost Human" Episode 2 tumbles 29%
The robot cop drama's Monday premiere also had fewer viewers than lead-out "Sleepy Hollow."


Bill Cosby takes over "Late Night"
Cosby did whatever he wanted during last night's visit with Jimmy Fallon.


"Monday Night Football" had to mute Tom Brady after he drops the F-bomb on a referee

Watch an angry Brady after last night's game.


CNN gives Don Lemon a late-night show

Lemon will take over the weekday 11 pm hour starting next month.


Barbara Walters refuses to tell Jimmy Kimmel whom she liked the least on "The View"
Kimmel had been trying to get an answer out of Walters since he appeared on "The View" on Monday.

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"Life Below Zero: Hungry Country"

 "Life Below Zero: Hungry Country"

Credit: Nat Geo

Exclusive clip: Feel the buggy buzz on 'Life Below Zero'

Just try not to itch while watching this

When Alaska warms up, it's stunningly beautiful. It's also riddled with mosquitos. In this exclusive clip from "Life Below Zero: Hungry Country" (airs Tues. Nov. 19 at 10:00 p.m. ET on Nat Geo), we see how Glen is faring with the bugs as he treks to the water to fish. If you think you know buggy, chances are you really don't. Warning: watching this clip will make you feel itchy, guaranteed.

Glen would stay home and a, but he's avoid the mosquito storm, but he's low on food. Living 65 miles from the nearest road, it's not like he can just pop over to Ralph's and pick up a few TV dinners, either. Fishing isn't the most efficient way for him to feed himself, but it might be the only way -- and, as we later learn, the fish aren't biting.

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Matthew McConaughey and Tye Sheridan in "Mud."
Matthew McConaughey and Tye Sheridan in "Mud."
Credit: Roadside Attractions

'Argo,' 'Mud' and 'Girls' among the winners at Casting Society of America Awards

Michael J. Fox took an honorary award

The work of the casting director has received increased attention in the industry this year, with the Academy's long-demanded creation of a casting directors' branch prompting many to suggest that they should have a competitive category at the Oscars too. Coincidentally, the British Independent Film Awards fed into that conversation last week, taking an unusual step by nominating two films' casting directors alongside a composer, a sound designer and an editor for their all-purpose Technical Achievement Award. Until a Best Casting Oscar is created -- if, indeed, one ever is -- the Casting Society of America's Artios Awards will remain the discipline's highest honor.

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<p>Emma Thompson at the AFI&nbsp;Fest premiere of &quot;Saving Mr. Banks&quot;</p>

Emma Thompson at the AFI Fest premiere of "Saving Mr. Banks"

Credit: AP Photo

Emma Thompson tapped for Santa Barbara fest's Modern Master Award

'Saving Mr. Banks' star is only individual to win Oscars for both acting and writing

The Santa Barbara International Film Festival announced today that it will bestow its highest honor, the Modern Master Award, to "Saving Mr. Banks" star Emma Thompson at the 29th edition of the fest on Feb. 8, 2014.

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<p>Karl Urban and Michael Ealy in &quot;Almost Human.&quot;</p>

Karl Urban and Michael Ealy in "Almost Human."

Credit: FOX

Review: 'Almost Human' - 'Skin'

Kennex and Dorian look into robotic prostitution as the show tries a lighter tone

A quick review of last night's "Almost Human" coming up just as soon as I create a dating profile for you...

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"Top Gear"

 "Top Gear"

Credit: History Channel

Clip: Check out Grandma's freak out on 'Top Gear'

It's a parking garage race that puts some seniors to the test

If you've ever taken your grandma for a drag race, the clip from this week's episode of "Top Gear" (airing on History Tuesday, Nov. 19 at 9:00 p.m.) will be no big deal to you. If not, you might enjoy the expressions of confusion and terror on the faces of these elderly women. Even better, you can laugh because you don't call these women Grandma. Probably. 

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