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FX is continuing its aggressive recent push into comedy with a series order for Denis Leary's typographically controversial "Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll."
The "Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll" -- no spaces, silly FX -- order is for 10 episodes, with the series set to premiere in 2015.
This morning we kicked off our coverage of the upcoming Oscar season, more or less, with our annual list of contenders in each category and some misguided early predictions. One category we don't get around to until later in the season is Best Original Song as we meticulously add to our on-going list of potential nominees. But I can already tell one is going to blow the rest out of the water this season.
Report: ABC plans to bring back Rosie O’Donnell to “The View”
“The network executives really wanted Rosie back,” an insider tells Fox News, which was first to report last week that Jenny McCarthy was getting the ax. “They’re confident she has what it takes to add some controversy and drive the ratings up. It is a smart fit.”
Zendaya: Lifetime’s Aaliyah biopic just wasn’t "all the way there”
“Basically, I just felt that because I love her, and because I respect her so much as an artist, I don’t want to do anything that’s half or anything that’s less for her,” the Disney Channel star said on the BET Awards red carpet.
“Rising Star” falls, “Reckless” premieres weak
The ABC singing competition tumbled 10%, while just 4.1 million watched CBS’ new Southern soap.
Was David Duchovny happy with his “Californication” ending?
"I always want my characters to die,” he says.
Martin Freeman: “Sherlock” will likely be back for a Christmas 2015 special
Filming in early 2015 “looks pretty likely,” he says.
See “The Killing’s” final season poster
“Sometimes you cross a line that you can’t uncross, and that’s what’s happened to Sarah at the end of Season 3,” creator Veena Sud says of the final six episodes.
“The Real World” will begin shooting Season 30 in Chicago in August
The city has given Bunim/Murray permission to film at this location.
Chris Brown not interested in doing a reality show on BET
It’s not something the troubled singer is interested in.
“Doctor Who’s” new trailer gets a fan makeover
Not everybody was satisfied with the original trailer.
“Big Brother’s” intro gest a makeover, and it sure is cheesy
The theme song, however, remains the same. PLUS: Check out Hayden’s parody video.
“Game of Thrones’” Stark sisters partied together at Glastonbury
Check out Maisie Williams as a raver.
See Lisa Kudrow filming “The Comeback”
Valerie Cherish is getting carried around.
Watch the latest “Boardwalk Empire” final season teaser
“All empires must fall,” it warns.
Fast National ratings for Sunday, June 29, 2014.
The second week of ABC's "Rising Star" dipped from its premiere, though ABC still tied for the Sunday lead among young viewers thanks to a weak launch for CBS' "Reckless."
Despite a solid lead-in from the time period premiere of "Big Brother," "Reckless" formed a crater in the middle of CBS' Sunday lineup, forcing "Unforgettable" to bounce back in the 10 p.m. hour, helping CBS win the night overall.
On to the numbers...
We've officially reached the half-way mark of 2014. This time a year ago the only Oscar players on the table were Sundance debut "Before Midnight" and Cannes debuts "Nebraska" and "Inside Llewyn Davis," give or take a "Croods," "Great Gatsby," "Lone Ranger" or an "Iron Man 3" that would pick up support outside of the major categories. So what does the year have to show for itself so far this time around?
Nicki Minaj took time out of her acceptance speech for best female hip-hop artist at Sunday night’s BET Awards to throw a little (okay, a really big) dis at Iggy Azalea.
Tonight’s BET Awards, held at Los Angeles' Nokia Theater, didn’t last forever, they just felt like they did.
At nearly four hours long, the Chris Rock-hosted show included a heartfelt Civil Rights Movement tribute and great performances by Usher and Yolanda Adams, among others, but viewers also had to sit through appearances that could have easily been shortened or cut entirely. Pharrell Williams and newcomer August Alsina were the evening’s big winners at the event, dubbed by Rock as “the black World Cup.”
Here are the night’s best and worst moments.
What were your best and worst of the evening?
There have been numerous interweaving and not so interweaving plots during this inaugural season of "Penny Dreadful," but there have been two constants. The first has been the search by Sir Malcom (Timothy Dalton) and Ms. Vanessa Ives (Eva Green) to save Mina (Olivia Llewellyn) from the clutches of a vampire demon. The second has been the systematic haunting of Doctor Victor Frankenstein (Harry Treadaway, Jr.) by his first creation (Rory Kinnear), a vindictive son who brutally demands a bride from his creator. If the series finale told us anything it's that creator John Logan had no intention of dragging these story lines out any more than necessary. More so, Logan appears to have a lot more in store for "Dreadful's" unexpected group of flawed "heroes."
Let's see... Where did we leave things?
Frankie was still one Head of Household.
Caleb had gone into the first challenge in Beast Mode and he was also Head of Household.
Julie Chen had explained the whole "challenge" thing and how a former Head of Household could potentially go up on the block, but I napped through it.
And already, the people who dedicate their lives to watching the feeds have a wealth of knowledge about why all 16 of these hamsters are bad, bad people. And I'll say it again: For purposes of these recaps -- and purposes of comments -- ONLY STUFF FROM TV IS CANNON.
Good times. On to the recap!
Zendaya drops out of Lifetime’s Aaliyah biopic, project put on hold
"We are sad Zendaya will no longer portray Aaliyah. Production is currently on hold,” Lifetime said of the Disney Channel star, who was heavily criticized for not looking like the late R&B star.
BET Awards host Chris Rock asked white people about BET at a monster truck rally
One white person did know what BET stood for. Plus: Watch Rock’s opening monologue, and BET misspells “Lionel Ritchie.”
"Mad Men" throws a wrap party
The cast and crew celebrated the end of filming on Saturday night.
Report: “The View” is seeking a conservative and a Latina
“Good Day L.A.’s” Lauren Sanchez, a former “View” runner-up, could get the gig, and so could former Republican presidential candidate Jon Huntsman Jr.’s daughter, Abby. PLUS: Just give Whoopi her own show already.
“Orange is the New Black” was celebrated at NYC Pride Parade, with co-Grand Marshall Laverne Cox
Cast members took a ride on the Litchfield Correctional Facility float.
“Game of Thrones” meets “Frozen”
It’s the mashup that was bound to happen.
Louis CK: Jimmy Fallon has “totally changed the tempo and the feeling of latenight”
Louis CK says of all the late-night hosts, "Jimmy Fallon is the most different,” yet "he’s still the guy with the skyline, the desk and the band.”