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'Saturday Night Live' Just Added a New Cast Member

Posted By Kelly Woo on October 10, 2014
Leslie Jones is moving on up! The staff writer for "Saturday Night Live" has been promoted to featured player this season, on the strength of several appearances, including one about relationships from the season premiere. Jones becomes the second black female cast member, after Sasheer Zamata. "SNL" faced a great deal of criticism last year over the lack of diversity among its comedy troupe -...

Best of Late Night TV: Ice Cube Talks N.W.A. Movie, Alan Cumming Recalls Shia's 'Cabaret' Arrest (VIDEO)

Posted By Gina Carbone on October 10, 2014
If you're like us and value your sleep, you probably nodded off into your Ambien dreamland before the party started on post-prime time TV. Don't worry; we've got you covered. Here's the best of what happened last night on late night. Jimmy Fallon, David Letterman and Seth Meyers all had repeats on Monday, October 20, so the pickings were a bit slim. Ice Cube was on "Jimmy Kimmel Live,"...

What's Worth Watching This Week: 'Snowpiercer,' 'Life After Beth,' 'Pee-wee's Playhouse'

Posted By Jenni Miller on October 10, 2014
At a loss for what to watch this week? From new DVDs and Blu-rays, to what's streaming on Netflix, we've got you covered. New on DVD and Blu-ray "La dolce vita" Even if you snagged "La dolce vita" on Blu-ray when it was available via Kino Lorber, you'll still want to upgrade to this fancy Criterion edition. This new release received the 4K digital restoration treatment, and the extras...

'Avengers: Age of Ultron' Will Set a Very Expensive Marvel Record Once It's Finished

Posted By Katie Roberts on October 10, 2014
Marvel is upping its visual effects game with forthcoming "Avengers" sequel "Age of Ultron," as one of the studio's effects executives has revealed that the flick will have the most visual effects shots of any Marvel movie. Victoria Alonso, the executive vice president of visual effects and postproduction for Marvel Studios, told a crowd at the VES Summit this weekend that the studio is...

Florida Mom Petitions Toys 'R' Us to Remove 'Breaking Bad' Figures From Stores

Posted By Katie Roberts on October 10, 2014
"Breaking Bad" doesn't exactly scream "kid-friendly," but does the AMC drug drama deserve its merch pulled from stores as a result? One Florida mother thinks so, and has started a Change.org petition to get Toys "R" Us to remove Walter White action figures from its shelves. In the petition, Susan Myers from Fort Myers, Florida writes that the toy store chain's "decision to sell a Breaking Bad...

'Sharknado 3' to Ravage the 'Feast Coast' Next Summer

Posted By Katie Roberts on October 10, 2014
The first two "Sharknado" films brought skyborne sharks to Los Angeles and New York City. Not to be outdone, the third outing in the Syfy franchise will wreak havoc on the entire East Coast -- er, Feast Coast, that is. In an announcement on the official "Sharknado" Twitter page, Syfy revealed that "Sharknado 3" would take on "the Feast Coast," raining down carnivorous creatures from...

'Mulaney' Episode Order Cut to 13

Posted By Katie Roberts on October 10, 2014
Fox giveth, and Fox taketh away: After the network gave a surprising full-season pickup to freshman drama "Gotham" last week, it's now cut the episode order of fellow new show "Mulaney." Originally slated for 16 episodes, "Mulaney" will now only get 13. That's a bummer for the comedy, starring former "Saturday Night Live" writer John Mulaney, which has also seen its ratings fizzle since its...

Fox Greenlights Ryan Murphy Comedy-Horror Anthology Series 'Scream Queens'

Posted By Katie Roberts on October 10, 2014
Ryan Murphy will freak people out for the foreseeable future: The "American Horror Story" creator has just inked a deal to make a new horror-comedy hybrid anthology series for Fox, set to debut next fall. Murphy, along with "Glee" co-creator Brad Falchuck and "Glee" writer Ian Brennan, has received a straight-to-series order from the network for "Scream Queens," which Murphy has described as...

Here's Your First Look at Disney's 'Moana,' Setting Sail in 2016 (PHOTO)

Posted By Katie Roberts on October 10, 2014
Late last year, riding high on the success of female-centric flick "Frozen," Disney announced that another young girl would be at the heart of its next animated feature, "Moana." Now, the Mouse House has revealed a first look at concept art for the upcoming film, and announced a new, closer release date. The photo (click here for a larger version), released on Walt Disney Animation Studios's...

Aggressive Clash on the 'Letterman' Set Ends With Firing

Posted By The Associated Press on October 10, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) - David Letterman's longtime cue-card holder says he wound up cuing his own firing by getting aggressive with a colleague. Tony Mendez tells the New York Post in a story published Sunday he lost his job after grabbing a co-worker by the shirt Oct. 9 behind the scenes at CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman." CBS directed an inquiry to Letterman's production company, Worldwide...

'The Comeback' Trailer Is Everything We Hoped It Would Be And More

Posted By Alana Altmann on October 10, 2014
Get ready, everyone. Valerie Cherish is back. HBO canceled "The Comeback" after its first season back in 2005, but the beloved cult classic is about to return to TV and it looks like it's going to be better than ever. Now fans can finally feast their eyes on the first full trailer and catch Lisa Kudrow's Valerie in all her faded sitcom star glory. You'll also catch familiar faces like...

Forget 'Fury,' 'Birdman' and 'St. Vincent' Are the Real Box Office Titans

Posted By Gary Susman on October 10, 2014
Michael Keaton and Bill Murray haven't been box office heavyweights for ages, but at the art-house, both men are setting ticket sales on fire, with "Birdman" and "St. Vincent," respectively. During what proved to be a ho-hum weekend for mainstream, wide-release movies, led by Brad Pitt's underperforming "Fury," Keaton and Murray were among the stars packing them in at the indie theaters. ...

'The Walking Dead' Season 5, Episode 2 Recap: Toenails Roasting on an Open Fire

Posted By Katie Roberts on October 10, 2014
Dear fellow "Walking Dead" fans, I have a surprising confession: I do not like blood and guts, or horror in general. As a child, I was afraid of "Are You Afraid of the Dark?" I once sat by myself in a corner, listening to my Walkman, rather than watch "The Blair Witch Project" during a middle school sleepover. And yet, for whatever reason, I find myself coming back to "The Walking Dead" year...

'Revenge' Season 4, Episode 4 Recap: Reunited and It Feels So Good

Posted By Mehera Bonner on October 10, 2014
The moment we've been waiting for is finally upon us: Emily Thorne comes face to face with her dad (otherwise known as former-terrorist / current grifter, David Clarke) during this week's episode of "Revenge." Unfortunately, it wasn't quite the magical bonding session we'd hoped for. Instead of Emily and David running toward each other in slow motion and then enjoying some locally harvested...

Brad Pitt's 'Fury' Blasts 'Gone Girl' From Top of Box Office

Posted By The Associated Press on October 10, 2014
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The bloody World War II drama "Fury" blew past "Gone Girl" at theaters this weekend. "Gone Girl" was tops at the box office for two weeks before Brad Pitt and his rag-tag group of tank mates in "Fury" blasted the film to second place. According to studio estimates Sunday, Sony's "Fury" captured $23.5 million in ticket sales during its opening weekend. Fox's "Gone Girl"...

Body of Missing 'August: Osage County' Actress Found in Ravine

Posted By The Associated Press on October 10, 2014
SEATTLE (AP) - The King County medical examiner has confirmed that a body found in a ravine in the Seattle suburb of Auburn is that of missing actress Misty Upham, known for her roles in "August: Osage County," ''Frozen River" and "Django Unchained." In a statement, the medical examiner's office said Friday that the 32-year-old woman died Oct. 5. That's the day her family told police that the...

Mr. Eko From 'Lost' Joins 'Game of Thrones'

Posted By Kelly Woo on October 10, 2014
TV nerds, rejoice - "Lost" and "Game of Thrones" are finally coming together. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje is joining the cast of "Game of Thrones' in season 5. Akinnuoye-Agbaje played the mysterious Mr. Eko in season 2; in the HBO drama, he will play another mysterious character named Malko, who does not appear in George R. R. Martin's books. He could be a...

The 7 Most Scandalous TV Affairs Ever

Posted By Alana Altmann on October 10, 2014
One TV show theme that hasn't lost its steam over the years would have to be the issue of infidelity. Soap operas, dramas, sitcoms, and even procedurals have had their characters cheat in the interest of a shocking plot twist, emotional arc, or sexy scene. Showtime's "The Affair" is one of the latest shows anchored around the idea of adultery. The provocative new series follows the emotional...

NBC Is Re-Remaking a Show They Already Remade in 2006

Posted By Kelly Woo on October 10, 2014
NBC is pressing control-alt-delete on "The IT Crowd." The network is once again trying to reboot the popular British comedy. According to Deadline, uber-producer Bill Lawrence ("Cougar Town," "Scrubs") has signed a deal for a put pilot (if it doesn't air, it earns a fee). "The IT Crowd" follows the workplace shenanigans of two tech support workers who a bit socially-inept. They have to deal...

'Game of Thrones' Is Breaking Its Own Rules

Posted By Kelly Woo on October 10, 2014
"Game of Thrones" is pressing rewind next season - the HBO drama is going back in time via flashbacks! Executive producers David Benioff and D.B. Weiss recently revealed, "Making the first season, we set a rule: No prophecies, dreams, or flashbacks. We already failed the first two, and this season we broke the third. So yes, this season will finally have flashbacks." What will those...

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