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Fox picks up "Junior Masterchef," Gordon Ramsay's 5th show for the network
Kid chefs between the ages of eight and 13 will compete before judges, including Ramsay.
Syfy renews "Defiance"
A 13-episode 2nd season will air next year.
TBS orders "The Cee Lo Life"
Cameras will follow Cee Lo Green as he lives a busy life.
AMC releases the first "The Walking Dead" Season 4 photo
Production on the 4th season began this week.
"Community" might be saved by a slight bump in its season finale ratings
There is talk of a shorter final season. PLUS: What a letdown!, and why NBC will probably renew "Community."
NBC picks up Blair Underwood in "Ironside" and "Scrubs" creator's "Undateable"
"Ironside," a remake of the 1970s series, puts Underwood in a wheelchair. Bill Lawrence's "Undateable" stars Chris D'Elia, who became available yesterday with "Whitney's" cancelation.
"90210's" Shenae Grimes weds
Grimes, 23, tied the knot with musician Josh Beech today in England.
I saw "August: Osage County" on Broadway back in 2008, I think it was, and like most who saw Tracy Letts' dissection of an Oklahoma family, I was moved and caught under the spell of a playwright at the top of his craft. A film adaptation was inevitable, and a stellar cast was, too. That's what we're getting later this year in the form of John Wells' take on the material, a film that will no doubt be a fixture in the awards season with the Oscar-savvy Harvey Weinstein and Hollywood golden boy George Clooney leading the charge.
"Scandal" has its best-ever ratings
This week's ratings were up 23%, beating everything on network TV last night except for "The Big Bang Theory."
Arya is the fastest-rising baby name for girls
The U.S. Social Security Administration says the "Game of Thrones" name jumped from 711 in 2011 to 413 in 2012.
Adult Swim announces 6 new shows, including "Mike Tyson Mysteries"
Also added: "Community" creator Dan Harmon's "Rick and Morty."
"The Young and the Restless" to pay tribute to Jeanne Cooper
Cast members and Cooper's friends and family will share memories of the iconic soap star on a special edition of the soap on May 28.
Will Heather Morris be back on "Glee" next season?
Due to her pregnancy, she may be a series regular in Season 5.
Zooey Deschanel without the bangs
Does she look unrecognizable?
Ricky Gervais bringing "The Office's" David Brent to YouTube
David Brent will offer monthly guitar lessons.
Jimmy Kimmel presents more celebrities reading mean tweets
The 4th edition includes Kelly Ripa, Andy Samberg and Elisabeth Moss.
(Welcome to Cannes Check, your annual guide through the 20 films in Competition at next month's Cannes Film Festival, which kicks off on May 15. Taking on a different selection every day, we'll be examining what they're about, who's involved and what their chances are of snagging an award from Steven Spielberg's jury. We're going through the list by director and in alphabetical order -- next up, Abdellatif Kechiche's "Blue is the Warmest Color.")
I'm really sorry I couldn't get away to be the one in London interviewing the cast and crew of "Star Trek Into Darkness" for HitFix, but if we had to send someone else, I'm glad we sent Guy Lodge.
I got to spend some time with Guy earlier this year at Sundance, and one of the many reasons I'm proud to be a part of Team HitFix is because we've got Guy writing film reviews for us. Guy is a very smart, very English critic, and having his voice in the mix with mine and with Greg's and with Kris Tapley's is part of what makes our site what it is. Guy will be handling a lot of our Cannes reviews this year (I won't be making the trip, unfortunately) and Greg Ellwood will also be there.
Guy sat down with, among others, the one-two punch of the day, Zachary Quinto and Chris Pine. I look at these guys and it seems to me like someone grew them in a lab, specifically to be the stars of "Star Trek."
A review of tonight's "Community" season finale coming up just as soon as I give you proof of inseam...
This was starting to feel like one of those episodes where everyone runs around in search of someone else, then stops to spit out exposition, the runs around some more. Really, that would have been preferable, just because no one tends to DIE in those episodes (if you haven't seen the episode, for God sakes don't keep reading, seriously. Spoiler, spoiler, SPOILER alert!). No, Bonnie brings down the veil and all hell breaks loose, but not the hell we were expecting, and I think I may need to go lie down. This was just a lot to absorb, people.
A review of tonight's "The Office" coming up just as soon as I throw the summoning bag at you...
That is how you cut a teaser trailer.
I would be perfectly happy if I didn't see another frame of footage from Alfonso Cuaron's upcoming film "Gravity" until it opened in October. Until today, we've managed to go without seeing any moving images, and I already knew I was desperate to see the film.
Now, though, after that trailer? Holy cow. "Gravity" tells the story of two astronauts, played by George Clooney and Sandra Bullock, who are in the middle of a space walk when their craft is hit by debris and Bullock becomes separated from the ship.
There is no more humbling concept to me than being adrift in space, alone and without any protection beyond the space suit you're wearing. If you want to feel very small, just looking up into space will do that, but to actually be lost in it, not sure if you're ever going to see another person again… I would imagine there's no easy way to express the horror that would set in.
Shonda Rhimes profiled: The ABC hitmaker describes herself as a Tracy Flick-type
Rhimes, the subject of a NY Times Magazine profile, says she's earned a lot of political capital that ABC no longer sends her notes about "Scandal." "I had done 'Grey's,' I had done ‘Private Practice.’ What were they going to do, fire me? I wasn’t worried about what anybody else thought. This one was for me."
Which ABC pilots didn't make the cut?
Kelly Preston's "Keep Calm And Karey On," John Leguizamo's "King John" and Melissa George's "Gothica" are not going forward. PLUS: Will ABC's "S.H.I.E.L.D." have a Hulk connection?
Mitt Romney to visit Jay Leno next week
The former GOP presidential candidate is making his first late-night appearance since the election. In fact, his only late-night appearance during last year's campaign was on "The Tonight Show."
"The Office" is going out on a high note
Even Andy Bernard has been redeemed.
Amy Poehler & Nick Kroll: A couple?
After being spotted on a date last month, the two funny people are now dating, according to Us Weekly.
Hilarie Burton taking a lot of heat for her "Grey's" guest stint
People who haven't spoken to her in a while are "upset that I'm disrupting things," she says.
"Real Housewives of NY" stars are banding together to get a raise
They're vowing not to continue until they get huge raises.
Aaron Paul: "Breaking Bad" has yet to air my favorite "bitch"
"Aw, man, there is one coming up in the final set of episodes that is just perfect," he says. "You haven't seen it yet, but you'll know exactly what I'm talking about when you do. It's amazing." PLUS: Carl Reiner & Mel Brooks are watching "Breaking Bad."
Ian Somerhalder tweets cryptic quote after after split with Nina Dobrev
"A thought for today: 'People change and forget to tell each other,'" Somerhalder tweeted. Was he alluding to his "Vampire Diaries" co-star? PLUS: "Vampire" season finale poster unveiled.
Ex-Agents sue Donald Faison over his "Scrubs" money
The United Talent Agency claims Faison stopped paying his 10% fee in Season 9.
"HIMYM" teases "the mother of all secrets"
Watch the promo for Monday's season finale.
Amy Sherman-Palladino reacts to her "Bunheads" limbo
She calls it "a little heartbreaking."
"Dawn" from "Mad Men" tells of her reaction to getting a meaty episode
"Whoa, this is a lot of paper!," says Teyonah Parris, who suddenly finds herself playing one of Don Draper's longest-serving secretaries. PLUS: Meet secretary Meredith.
Nat Geo announces a new slogan as shifts towards shows like "Wicked Tuna"
The new slogan is: "The places we take you ... aren't just on the map."
Jon Cryer looks back at his acting career
From working with Charlie Sheen in the '90s to working with Sheen in the '00s.
Charisma Carpenter would like to be in the "Veronica Mars" movie
But it looks like there won't be Kendall Casablancas in the "Veronica" film.
Meredith Baxter: On "Glee," you don't have to make a statement
She says of her guest role of being in a lesbian relationship with Patty Duke: "I'm on Glee, I don't have to make a social statement. It's done."
"Homeland" is seeking extras who look South American or Latin American
Also wanted: "Washington Power Types" and "CIA Types/Government Types."
Check out Matt Groening's "Simpsons" family tree
How does his real family stack up to his fake family?
Natalie Dormer takes a break to get under Sherlock's skin on "Elementary"
Dormer's three-episode arc kicks off tonight.
Susan Lucci: "We're trying" to work out a deal with "All My Children"
Lucci says she hopes to appear on the online version of "AMC."
See a preview of Fox's "Survivor" meets "The Office"
On "Does Someone Have to Go?," the employees decide who gets fired.
"New Girl" producers dig into Season 2, episode by episode
Why did they receive a notice from Fox Broadcasting Standards and Practices?
Why are children so obsessed with Elmo?
Is it his "mother-ese"? Or his bright red color?
One of the keenest pleasures of "X-Men: First Class" was seeing how Matthew Vaughn treated the styles of the '60s while also making a heightened-reality X-Men movie. I thought they walked the line very carefully, and the costume design work by the great Sammy Sheldon was immaculate and often very cheeky.
Bryan Singer has been tweeting all sorts of things from the set of "X-Men: Days Of Future Past" so far, and they're still just gearing up. I'm glad to see they didn't just jump right to shaving James McAvoy's head and that, if anything, Xavier's looking a little shaggier this time.
I'm curious to see how this one works. I still don't know if it's more of a sequel to "First Class" with cameos from the other timeline, or if it's a return to the Singerverse with cameos from the "First Class" team. Either way, it's such an interesting collision of actors that it's going to be thrilling to see it play out.