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After 2 Seasons, FX Has Cancelled 'The Bridge'

Posted By Katie Roberts on Oct 21st 2014 3:56PM
"The Bridge" has been cancelled by FX, the network announced Tuesday. Despite a creative resurgence in its second season, "The Bridge," which starred Diane Kruger and Demian Bichir, didn't improve where it needed to the most: ratings. According to HitFix, showrunners were optimistic for a third season order from FX following the season two finale, but also had realistic expectations when it... read more

'The Flash' & 'Jane the Virgin' Get Full Season Orders at CW

Posted By Katie Roberts on October 10, 2014
Good news, fans of freshman CW shows "The Flash" and "Jane the Virgin": Both series have been picked up by the network for full seasons. CW president Mark Pedowitz made the announcement Tuesday, praising both programs for their high quality -- and popularity with audiences. "We have had a fantastic start to our season this year, with 'The Flash' launching as our most-watched series...

Babs Is Back! Barbara Walters Will Host 'Most Fascinating' Special Again

Posted By Katie Roberts on October 10, 2014
Despite retiring from broadcasting and claiming she was done with her annual "Most Fascinating People" special, Barbara Walters will once again return to our screens this year with her round-up of interesting celebs. ABC has revealed that Babs will be back to host "The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2014," set to air on the network on December 14. Despite retiring from "The View" in May,...

David Alan Basche Tells Us His 5 Favorite Movies Featuring Sitcom Stars

Posted By Moviefone Staff on October 10, 2014
Each year, the All American High School Film Festival selects the best short films from student filmmakers across the country and showcases them for attendees at its annual, New York City-based festival. Moviefone is proud to call itself a partner of the festival, and this year, "The Exes" star David Alan Basche will be a judge and a presenter. Basche has an extensive career in film, appearing...

'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...

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...

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...

'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...

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...

15 Outlandish New-But-Familiar-Sounding TV Pilots

Posted By Gary Susman on October 10, 2014
Who says TV programmers have run out of ideas? Why, just in the last week, the trade papers have announced deals and casting for as many as 15 new reboots spinoff series and specials. Some sound like familiar shows, others like mutant Frankenstein hybrids of familiar shows. We'll leave it to you to decide which of these programs sound like must-see-TV and which sound like much-skip-TV. "Care...

Are Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi Having a Baby?

Posted By Mehera Bonner 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. Hate your cellphone's ringtone? Well you're in luck, because Sting visited "The Tonight Show," debuted his own version of ringtones (henceforth known as...

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