ABC's Scandal has helped juice Jimmy Kimmel Live ratings on Thursday nights, and in turn the late-night show has been very good to the show's "Gladiator" fans. Now, as Season 3 of Scandal draws to a close, Jimmy Kimmel Live is promising a blowout post-finale special on Thursday night at 11:35/10:35c.
Mindy Kaling, Seth Meyers
NBC has enlisted some of its biggest stars and showrunners to help the network find undiscovered comedy talent. The campaign, dubbed the "NBC Comedy Playground," will ultimately lead to two winners who will then develop original series with an eye towards airing in summer 2015.
The "NBC Comedy Playground" advisory board includes...
Season 2 of FX's The Bridge is shaping up to be a family affair. Bruno Bichir, the brother of star Demian Bichir, has signed on to appear in multiple episodes of the critically acclaimed drama.
Bruno Bichir will play a wealthy Mexican business leader to winds up involved with Marco (Demian Bichir). But the businessman may not be what he seems. The characters are unrelated in the show, but in real life the brothers are both members of a prolific Mexican acting family.
Phineas and Ferb
Phineas and Ferb's genius summer vacationer Phineas and secret agent Perry the Platypus (a.k.a. "Agent P") are getting the Disney Infinity treatment.
The first Phineas and Ferb Toy Pack for Disney Infinity, a so-called "sandbox" game from Disney Interactive, goes on sale nationwide April 1. First announced at the 2014 Toy Fair, the game features...
Investigation Discovery: Restless Souls
True crime network Investigation Discovery is getting creepier this April, launching two new shows that dabble in the paranormal space.
The new crime special Restless Souls, which airs Monday, April 14, at 9/8c, takes a look at the 2004 murder mystery of Ashley Howley. After reporting a break-in at her Columbus, Ohio, apartment, Howley disappeared — and her case grew cold. But a year later in Michigan, psychic medium Kristy Robinett says she was awakened by the ghost of Howley.
AMC's view on Kevin Smith isn't askew. The cable network has renewed Smith's unscripted series Comic Book Men for a fourth season and also has two new projects from the writer/director/podcaster in development.
As part of AMC's expanded relationship with Smith, the channel has ordered a pilot for the late-night series Hollywood Babble-On. The TV show would be based on the popular live show and podcast of the same name hosted by Smith and Ralph Garman (Joe Schmo Show).
Jim Rash, Danny Pudi, Alison Brie
Will "six seasons and a movie" come to fruition? As NBC mulls the fate of the Greendale gang, the Community clarion call — first uttered as a joke by Abed (Danny Pudi) in a Season 2 episode — may be moving closer to reality.
According to insiders, at least one director has already been considered to helm the inevitable Community feature: Justin Lin, who directed the last four movies in the Fast & Furious franchise. Lin has also directed several episodes of Community.
Jeremy with a Black Piranha
Animal Planet is getting into the increasingly popular aftershow business. Immediately following the April 6 season premiere of its hit series River Monsters, Animal Planet will air the live special River Monsters: Live With Jeremy Wade.
Castmates on MTV's The Real World have been hooking up for years. What if you added money as a incentive to pair off those frisky twentysomethings? That's the premise of MTV's new dating competition Are You The One?, which airs Tuesdays at 11/10c. Executive producer Rob LaPlante, who also serves as executive vice president of production company Lighthearted Entertainment, filled out TV Guide Magazine's showrunner survey to explain why, when it comes to guilty pleasure dating shows, Are You is the one to watch.
TV Guide Magazine: I've got room in my life to watch just one more show. Why should it be yours?
Rob LaPlante: Are You The One? is fantastic guilty pleasure TV. Twenty hot MTV-aged singles living together in paradise with a $1 million motivation to hookup with each other. I think you can fit that in your DVR.