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NBC preempting the next 3 'Parks and Rec' episodes, including an Oct. 31 Halloween-themed episode


NBC preempting the next 3 "Parks and Rec" episodes, including an Oct. 31 Halloween-themed episode
"The Voice" and an "SNL" special will replace the low-rated NBC comedy for the next three Thursdays. That means Tatiana Maslany's 2nd "Parks" appearance will be delayed.


Mark Burnett: "CeeLo will not be fired" for felony ecstasy charge
"The Voice" star's job is safe, says the reality TV honcho.


"Once Upon a Time" ties a series low, "Sunday Night Football" sees a 15-year high

Last Night's Peyton Manning vs. Colts game was the highest-rated October primetime NFL game since 1998, with 26 million watching.


Netflix is close to passing HBO in U.S. subscribers
The number of Netflix subscribers will likely be 30 million, compared to HBO's 28.7 million.


Syfy renews "Face Off"
The special effects reality competition will be back for a 6th season.


"Friday Night Lights" team members reunite
Scott Porter posted a photo of him, Gaius Charles, Matt Lauria, Zach Gilford and Kevin Rancin hanging out on Sunday.


Oprah recalls canceling on Arsenio Hall after he made a Stedman joke
On "Oprah's Next Chapter," the two addressed some of the tension they had in the early 90s, especially when he'd tell jokes about her.


BBC orders a celebrity gymnastics reality show -- "Let's Get Ready to Tumble"
Will this competition cross the pond to America, like "Dancing with the Stars"?


See the "Frasier" stars, reunited
It's been nearly a decade since the NBC comedy went off the air.


Billionaire paid $100,000 to reenact an episode of "Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives" with Guy Fieri
The new "Inside the Food Network" book also reveals that Mario Batali took Rachael Ray and Marc Summers to a strip club back in 2004.

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<p>Colts QB Andrew Luck</p>

Colts QB Andrew Luck

Credit: AP

TV Ratings: Colts-Broncos thriller brings huge numbers to NBC Sunday

ABC celebrates a small 'Betrayal' bump as 'Once,' 'Revenge' slip
Fast National ratings for Sunday, October 20, 2013.
 
The drama of Peyton Manning facing off against his old team, plus a high-scoring and action-packed game, gave NBC the best Sunday numbers for any network since the Oscars in February and the best NFL primetime October numbers since 1998.
 
As you would guess, NBC won Sunday in all measures.
 
CBS was second thanks to its own scheduled 30 minutes of NFL overrun, plus an additional 14 minutes of overrun in a number of major markets.
 
Meanwhile, while "Once Upon a Time" and "Revenge" were both low, ABC's "Betrayal" went up week-to-week for some reason.
 
On to the numbers, which are very subject-to-change.
 
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Olivier Dahan and Nicole Kidman on the set of "Grace of Monaco."
Olivier Dahan and Nicole Kidman on the set of "Grace of Monaco."
Credit: The Weinstein Company

Roundup: 'Grace of Monaco' director takes on Harvey

Also: 'Intimate ordeals' at the movies, and Cumberbatch's 'Fifth Estate' setback

Another day, another director feuding with Harvey Weinstein over the editing of his movie. This time it's Frenchman Olivier Dahan, who's none too pleased with the postponement of his Nicole Kidman-starring biopic "Grace of Monaco" to next year, and is fighting Weinstein's proposed changes. Speaking to a French newspaper, he says: "It's right to struggle, but when you confront an American distributor like Weinstein, not to name names, there is not much you can do. Either you say 'Go figure it out with your pile of shit' or you brace yourself so the blackmail isn't as violent ... If I don't sign, that's where the out-and-out blackmail starts, but I could go that far. There are two versions of the film for now: mine and his ... which I find catastrophic." So, this bodes well. [Hollywood Reporter]

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'Homeland' boss: 'We were hoping' viewers would react strongly to the first 3 episodes


"Homeland" boss: "We were hoping" viewers would react strongly to the first 3 episodes
Alex Gansa talks last night's episode, and says: "I was just hoping we hadn't played it for one or two episodes too long." PLUS: "Homeland" is good again, everything makes sense now, leave Dana alone, this feels like a Hail Mary pass, and what the heck is going on with this show?


Paula Abdul joins Australia's "So You Think You Can Dance" as a judge
Says the former "American Idol" judge: "Aussie dancers are without doubt some of the best in the world and it is an honor for me to be a part of finding Australia's best dancer."


Fake "Breaking Bad" funeral in Albuquerque raises $17,000, but causes some outrage
Some people didn't like that a fake funeral was being held in a real graveyard. "This is a place of mourning," says Manuel Montano, whose son is buried near Walter White's fake tombstone. "It's not a spectacle."


Carol Burnett accepts the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler were among those paying tribute last night. "You mean so much to me," said Fey. "I love you in a way that is just shy of creepy.”


Nothing has changed with "Queer Eye" guys

Last night's reunion revealed that their chemistry was still the same 10 years after the Bravo sensation's debut.


CeeLo Green cleared of sexual assault charges, but will face an ecstasy possession charge
The L.A. County DA is expected to announce a decision on "The Voice" star's case today, according to TMZ.


"The Walking Dead" spinoff will "exist in its own world"
Robert Kirkman will develop the companion series, and he jokes it might take place in space.


Conan O'Brien tries announcing a horse race
On Friday, Conan got to call a race at Santa Anita.


"Bates Motel" to introduce the infamous fruit cellar from "Psycho"

"There are many creepy things down there," says Freddie Highmore.


Lena Dunham could end up on the cover of Vogue
The "Girls" star is reportedly being wooed by Anna Wintour.


"Once Upon a Time" casts Rumplestiltskin's dad
British actor Stephen Lord will take on the role.


Watch the trailer for Spike Lee's Mike Tyson documentary for HBO
"Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth" debuts Nov. 16.


Stephen Amell welcomes a daughter
The "Arrow" star became a dad last week.


"Boy Meets World" weddings: Rider Strong and Danielle Fishel their longtime loves
Strong wed in Oregon on Sunday, while Fishel got married Saturday in Los Angeles.

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Listen to Lady Gaga's R&B-inflected new single 'Do What U Want' with R. Kelly

Listen to Lady Gaga's R&B-inflected new single 'Do What U Want' with R. Kelly

Lady Gaga heads into new genre frontiers with sorta-sexy-time jam

Since thongs are having a moment now, we should let you know what's up with Lady Gaga's for "Do What U Want." On the cover to the newly unveiled single, the pop star's derriere, long hair and colorful lingerie are part of her new iteration, a turn at club R&B featuring R. Kelly.

Kicking off with some traditional ad-libbing over what could be the "Drive" soundtrack, Mother Monster tries to combine her signature defiance into a certain pop radio formula. "You can't have my heart," check, "You can't stop my voice / 'cause you don't own my life," OK, "... but do what you want with my body."

It's a schlock shock to hear lines like these, and, "I would fall apart if you break my heart / so just take my body and don't stop the party," not because of its expression of fear or trepidation, but because this is the same artist who brought us the Disco Stick: where is the joy in this sexual summons? Why is it so plain? Where is the half-insane art preambles, since she actually seems a little sad?

And why is she growling?

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<p>Tom Hanks is Walt Disney and Emma Thompson is P.L. Travers in &quot;Saving Mr. Banks.&quot;</p>

Tom Hanks is Walt Disney and Emma Thompson is P.L. Travers in "Saving Mr. Banks."

Credit: Walt Disney Studios

Should 'Gravity' and '12 Years A Slave' be worried about 'Saving Mr. Banks?'

Tom Hanks could be on his way for Oscar no. 3

LONDON - "Saving Mr. Banks" closed the 2013 BFI London Film Festival Sunday night and, as expected, officially entered the 2014 Oscar race. When your movie tells the true story of the sparring relationship between the Walt Disney (played by Tom Hanks, no less) and author P.L. Travers (Emma "where have you been this past decade" Thompson) over the making of "Mary Poppins," the Oscar bait signs are pretty obvious. Happily, and you can learn more in Guy Lodge's review, the film is actually pretty entertaining with some honest dramatic moments audiences won't expect. And yet, whether "Banks" will have a real impact on the Best Picture race might be too hard to gauge Stateside.

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<p>Michael Sheen as William Masters in &quot;Masters of Sex.&quot;</p>

Michael Sheen as William Masters in "Masters of Sex."

Credit: Showtime

Review: 'Masters of Sex' - 'Thank You For Coming'

Bill's mother brings up bad memories of his father, and Virginia's ex-husband rolls into town

A review of tonight's "Masters of Sex" coming up just as soon as I refuse to pay you for babysitting your own children...

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<p>Sunday's &quot;The Amazing Race&quot;</p>

Sunday's "The Amazing Race"

Credit: CBS

Recap: 'The Amazing Race' - 'Beards in the Wind'

Fish heads, fish heads. Roly poly fish heads. Fish heads, fish heads. Eat 'em up yum.
First and foremost: Whichever mad genius in the "Amazing Race" production staff made the call to use Barnes and Barnes' "Fish Heads" over the closing credits of Sunday (October 20) night's episode deserves a share of all future Emmys the show happens to win. "Amazing Race" is not prone to using joke credits songs, so hearing "Fish Heads" come out of nowhere at the end of the episode was masterful. 
 
 
You can now spend the next hour watching that on repeat. Young Bill Paxton! Bill Mumy! What more could you possibly want in an evening's entertainment. 
 
Certainly nothing I have to say about Sunday night's "Amazing Race" is more important than "Fish Heads" because... 
 
[More after the break.]
 
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"Once Upon A Time"

 "Once Upon A Time"

Credit: ABC

'Once Upon A Time' recap: Can Mr. Gold break 'Nasty Habits'?

Can Neal or Emma save the day?

While I see "Once Upon A Time"'s dark view of Neverland as rich dramatic terrain in which to thrust our main characters, I've been conflicted in how the show has handled the Peter Pan storyline thus far. While this episode delivered at least one gut-wrenching emotional payoff, there were plenty of false steps prior to it to take us out of the moment. Peter Pan may be able to entice a bunch of kids with his skills on the pan flute (nice touch, though), fans of the show may not buy into this storyline so easily.

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<p>Glenn (Steven Yeun)&nbsp;runs into action on &quot;The Waking Dead.&quot;</p>

Glenn (Steven Yeun) runs into action on "The Waking Dead."

Credit: AMC

Review: 'The Walking Dead' - 'Infected'

Rick's group deals with zombie attacks both inside and outside the prison walls

A review of tonight's "The Walking Dead" coming up just as soon as I have other plans involving dirt and cucumbers...

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<p>Claire Danes and Martin Donovan in &quot;Homeland.&quot;</p>

Claire Danes and Martin Donovan in "Homeland."

Credit: Showtime

Review: 'Homeland' - 'Game On'

Carrie gets out of the hospital, and Dana busts Leo out for a road trip

A review of tonight's "Homeland" coming up just as soon as I say I'm going to Trader Joe's...

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<p>Margot Bingham as Daughter in &quot;Boardwalk Empire.&quot;</p>

Margot Bingham as Daughter in "Boardwalk Empire."

Credit: HBO

Review: 'Boardwalk Empire' - 'William Wilson'

Narcisse, Rothstein and Hoover all set plans in motion

A review of tonight's "Boardwalk Empire" coming up just as soon as I earn a D in civics class in 5th grade...

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