Eileen Brennan, who earned an Oscar nomination for Private Benjamin, died on Sunday, The Wrap reports. She was 80.
The actress passed away in a Burbank, Calif., hospice, where she had been battling bladder cancer.
Jeff Daniels, The Newsroom
When Aaron Sorkin's cable news drama The Newsroom returns for its second season Sunday, things will look a little different.
"We broke one of our own important rules," executive producer Alan Poul tells TVGuide.com. "In the first season, we said there are no fictional news stories. ... We did very well with the 'What's the breaking news story going to be this week?' template, but we had some concern that would get a little bit old. [But] if we had one story that could serve as the through-line on which we could still hang our current event stories, that would give this season an essentially different character."
Summer TV: Get scoop on your favorite returning shows
Enter "Operation Genoa," a story about a military scandal that could "make careers and end presidencies." There's just one problem...
The Big Bang Theory
The Big Bang Theory topped the third annual Critics' Choice Television Awards Monday.
In addition to the show's Best Comedy Series victory, The Big Bang Theory stars Simon Helberg and Kaley Cuoco also won acting awards for their supporting turns. Cuoco tied with Eden Sher of The Middle.
Oprah Winfrey, Forest Whitaker
Oprah Winfrey is back on the big screen for her first lead movie role in 15 years, and we've got a first look at her new role.
Mike Gray, the documentarian, activist and screenwriter of The China Syndrome, died of heart failure Tuesday at his Los Angeles home, his wife Carol told The New York Times. He was 77.
Jane Fonda, Mary Williams and Oprah Winfrey
Jane Fonda says a cancer scare back in 2010 has helped her realize that she's not afraid of dying.
In 2010, Fonda had a small tumor removed, after which she was declared cancer-free. Fonda, who won Oscars for her performances in Klute and Coming Home, knows she's currently living her "third act."
TV Scorecard: Renewed or canceled?
"I think it's wonderful," she tells Oprah Winfrey on Sunday's Oprah's Next Chapter. "The fact that I made it and I'm all in one piece. You...
Jane Fonda has landed her first leading television role.
The legendary actress will star in a comedy pilot for ABC called Now What?, according to Variety.
With buckets of gore and flustery bluster, HBO's big-ticket summer items True Blood and The Newsroom signed off Sunday with noisy season finales. But as usual, the night was owned by upstart AMC's brilliant Breaking Bad in the season's penultimate episode — its finale airs next Sunday as a Labor Day distraction — with a quietly devastating death scene for one of its most memorable characters.
Some thoughts in ascending order (also the order in which I watched):
Our top moments of the week:
13. Hardest Problem: On the series premiere of NY Med, an unidentified male visiting New York City goes to the hospital after having an erection for 12 hours as the result of taking an erectile-dysfunction drug. The urologist explains that the only solution is to drain blood from his penis. "Have you done this before?" the man asks, before exclaiming, "We should YouTube this!" The real kicker? He comes in with a guy he had met the night before at a club.
There aren't enough words. Except in the world of Aaron Sorkin, where there are always enough, maybe too many, as the Emmy- and Oscar-winning maestro of the hyper-verbal aria (The West Wing, Sports Night, The Social Network) aims his sights back on TV with the exhilarating, exasperating and often sensationally entertaining The Newsroom. (It premieres Sunday at 10/9c following summer hit True Blood.)