The tragic EF5 tornado that ripped through Oklahoma City and Moore, Oklahoma on May 20th is now going to be explored in a TV special. Discovery Channel is airing "Mile Wide Tornado: Oklahoma Disaster" (working title, by the way) on Sun. June 2 at 10:00 p.m.
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Neil Patrick Harris to host the Emmys months after hosting the Tonys
Three months after hosting the Tonys for the 4th time, the "How I Met Your Mother" star will host the Emmys for the 2nd time, when CBS airs the TV awards show on Sept. 22. Harris last hosted the Emmys in 2009, when the awards show was last on CBS.
Arnold Schwarzenegger sells bodybuilding drama to Showtime, featuring him in a recurring role
"Pump," set in 1970s Venice Beach, revolves around a gym called Pump. The former California governor plans to recur if the drama is picked up.
Mitch Hurwitz: "Arrested Development" critics are right ... about the green screen problem
"The UNRENDERED green screen shot of Lucille and Lucille 2 was accidentally in show!," he tweeted. PLUS: Was Portia de Rossi's new face intentional?
Netflix would be "willing" to do more "Arrested Development" -- "It's been huge," says CEO
CEO Reed Hastings said this morning on CNBC: "'Arrested' is unique, because that's really up to the talent. If the talent were willing to do more, and interested in that, I'm sure we would be willing."
Adam Levine explains his "I hate my country" remark
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"Homeland" promotes new Season 3 actor Tracy Letts
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Adam Levine's "I hate this country" remark prompts backlash
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Larry King joining a cable channel funded by Russia
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New York's PBS station creates fake reality TV show subway ads
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This was a strange one.
Not because of the cast of "The East," keep in mind, but simply because of my own scheduling snafu over the weekend. I flew to El Paso, TX, so I could attend a press event for "After Earth," and I was set to fly back to LA on a Friday night. Unfortunately, my flight, the last flight out of El Paso got cancelled, and so when the press day for "The East" took place on Saturday, I was still in Texas.
The only compromise we could find, thanks the way we had the rest of Team HitFix scheduled, was to have one of Fox Searchlight's publicists read my questions for the cast, so technically, this may be my interview, but I wasn't there.
It's a shame, too. I'd like to meet Brit Marling and talk to her about the work she's been doing for the last couple of years. I'm intrigued by the subjects she's drawn to as a writer and by the choices she makes as a performer, and "The East" certainly fits, thematically speaking, with "Sound Of My Voice."
CANNES - Once again from the south of France and the 66th Cannes Film Festival a few days post-fest, HitFix's Gregory Ellwood and Guy Lodge of In Contention survey the lay of the land, this time focusing on the festival's second week.
Summer is here. A handful of broadcast network shows are finishing off runs that began in the season, but the business as a whole has already moved on to the traditions of summer: failed shows being burned off, summer cable premieres, and buzz on fall pilots.
Before we fully engage in looking forward, though, Fienberg and I want to take one last look back at some of the series that won't be joining us next season. As has become an annual tradition at HitFix, we've made funeral plans for the canceled freshmen series that aired on the broadcast networks in the 2012-13 season. Some, we kind of liked ("Go On," "Ben and Kate"). Some, we hated instantly ("Partners," "Guys with Kids"). Some, we barely got to know at all ("Made in Jersey," "Do No Harm"). A year ago, many of them had such promise, but now they're done.
Join us for this sad trip down memory lane before we move into happier summer activities over the next few weeks.
Ah, more auditions. Doesn't the road to Vegas seem a lot longer than usual this season? This week, the show is heading off to Boston, which is where season 6 winner Russell was found. That would suggest greatness is there to be found, and yes, there are some amazing auditions. Unfortunately, there's some total crap as well. The good news? It seems that this season, "SYTYCD" is making a conscious effort to show us montages of crap, which gives us the flavor of garbage, but prevents said crappy dancers from getting their names in households across the country or even a truly singular YouTube video. I think this is a smart move, although I almost wanted to see the entirety of the bunny dancing chick's audition. That looked messed up.
This doesn't surprise me at all.
I saw The Wrap's Jeff Sneider recently at a screening of "Star Trek Into Darkness," and as we were waiting to head into the auditorium, we were talking about the tenuous nature of James Bond director rumors.
Team EON is legendarily specific about what they do and how they approach the process of collaboration, and one of the things that has been interesting to watch over the course of the Daniel Craig era has been the evolution of their thinking about who to hire to direct the films. The Bond series has been steered by some workhorses, some modestly respectable industry journeymen, and some guys promoted from other departments on the series who were as close to a Home Team as possible. Until recently, though, they didn't reach out to the A-list with any sort of serious intent.
One of last year’s top sellers was “Tuskegee,” a collection of Lionel Richie’s greatest hits newly recorded by the ex-Commodore with a passel of top country music artists, including Jason Aldean, Tim McGraw, Shania Twain and Blake Shelton.
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"Mermaids" special sets an Animal Planet ratings record
"Mermaids: The New Evidence" scored 3.6 million viewers -- it topped the Puppy Bowl.
James Lipton recalls his past as a pimp
The "Actor's Studio" host admits he was a pimp in Paris in the '50s.
How the internet ruined "Arrested Development"
The internet created expectations so lofty that Mitch Hurwitz couldn't have met them. PLUS: In defense of "Arrested's" Netflix edition, and Season 4 ruined "Arrested" as a Communist utopia, "Arrested" episodes were pirated 100,000 times on the first day, and Netflix's stock drops after "Arrested' premiere.
"Mike & Molly's" tornado-delayed season finale will air Thursday
The season finale will be shown at 8:30 on Thursday.
Ex-Fox reality star to direct a reboot of the "Leprechaun" movie franchise
Zach Lipovsky was featured on the 2007 reality show "On the Lot" from Mark Burnett, Steven Spielberg and David Geffen.
Has Betty emerged as the "hero" of "Mad Men"?
As Darren Franich points out, "in a season that looks more and more like a pre-apocalyptic portrait of troubled human beings preparing to collapse in on themselves, Betty right now looks like the one character who has achieved a measure of contentment, even grace." PLUS: This has become the season of rooting against Don Draper, and why is everyone so unlikable this season?
Why do we binge-watch TV?
Is binge-watching changing our culture?
Meet "Dexter's" new neuropsychiatrist
Charlotte Rampling guest-stars this season as Dr. Evelyn Vogel.
"True Blood" music director prefers the vampire series to "Dexter"
Gary Calamar, who supervises the music of both shows, says: "It is probably my most rewarding show that I work on."
"The Glades" and "Longmire" return to bigger ratings
Both A&E series were up on last year's season premieres.
Done deal: LuAnn de Lesseps rejoins "Real Housewives"
She was the last remaining holdout from the NYC edition.
Kaley Cuoco: Travel Channel should cancel "Bizarre Foods"
The "Big Bang Theory" star tweeted: "I dnt thnk Bizarre Foods on travel,should b allowed on air.It's gross and involves animal cruelty. Dnt care if my tweet receives 'backlash'"
NBC will air "The Women's Concert for Change"," headlined by Beyonce
The London concert event will air June 2 with performances from Jennifer Lopez, Jay Z, Ellie Goulding, Florence + the Machine and others.
How are Israeli fans of "Prisoner of War" reacting to "Homeland"?
Gideon Raff, the creator of the Israeli series that inspired "Homeland," says: "The Israeli show is more of an emotional journey, a dramatic exploration of these characters." PLUS: Check out "Homeland" filming at the Charlotte Observer, and "This Week" profiles "Homeland."
Watch Mel Brooks' PBS documentary tribute
"Mel Brooks: Make a Noise" was part of the "American Masters" series.
Download Fred Armisen's "SNL" farewell song
"Ian Rubbish" recorded "It's a Lovely Day" in studio.
Mayim Bialik is officially divorced
"The Big Bang Theory" star and her husband since 2003 split houses in their settlement.
"Girls" star is struggling with her Kickstarter
Zosia Mamet is trying to fund a music video for her hipster folk band.
"Supernanny" Jo Frost returns tonight in "Family S.O.S."
The TLC reality show tries to expand on Frost's expertise.