Fresh off the end of his New Orleans drama Treme, The Wire creator David Simon is attached to write...
Shirley MacLaine and Oprah Winfrey
What do we know for sure? That Oprah Winfrey has some spectacular guests lined up for Season 5 of Super Soul Sunday! The spiritually based OWN programming block will return March 23 (11 a.m./10c) with a slate of all-new Winfrey interviews. First up is Oscar winner Shirley MacLaine who will discuss her latest book, What If...: A Lifetime of Questions, Speculations, Reasonable Guesses, and a Few Things I Know For Sure. After decades of spiritual seeking, MacLaine will share why asking one simple question can open up a world of wonder.
Minnie Driver, David Walton, Banjamin Stockham
This week's gold-medal question: Can NBC reverse its spotty track record when it comes to using the ratings boost of the Olympics to launch new programs? (Remember the Summer 2012 debacle when the network interrupted the flow of London's Closing Ceremony to inflict Animal Practice on an unwilling captive audience?)
The news is better this weekend, during the closing nights of the Games. The comedies getting a sneak peek are considerably more entertaining than Animal Practice — what wouldn't be? — and they won't air until after that night's Olympics packages are finished.
First up is NBC's best new comedy of the season (including the star-driven disappointments that flopped on Thursdays this fall): About a Boy, airing Saturday night at approximately 11/10c before moving to its regular time period next Tuesday at 9/8c. This charmingly offbeat ...
For several years, Andy Cohen juggled his day job as Bravo's executive vice president of development and talent while also hosting the network's hit late-night talk show Watch What Happens Live, which averaged nearly one million viewers last year. But at the start of 2014, Cohen left the suit behind and launched a new production company, Most Talkative, while continuing to host WWHL, which Bravo picked up for two more years. The host/producer recently spoke with TV Guide Magazine about watching what happens next...
This week, players started to gear up for the big game on Sunday. Of course, we're talking about the Puppy Bowl and the adorable live practice camera set up by Animal Planet so fans can watch the four-legged participants running "drills" ahead of the Super Bowl halftime event. In other Super Bowl news, an ad featuring Scarlett Johansson that was banned from the broadcast leaked online, as did an adorable Budweiser spot. Also, Jimmy Kimmeladministered a Polygraph test to Bachelor newlyweds Sean Lowe and Catherine Giudici to find out if they really did wait until their wedding night to consummate their relationship. Also, Mexican fast-casual food chain Chipotle launched a satirical web series. Check out those clips and more in our weekly roundup of the best online videos:
Jonah Hill, Oprah Winfrey
In the words of Sally Field, the Academy likes David O. Russell. It really likes him. On Thursday, Russell's American Hustle co-led (with Gravity) Thursday's Oscar nominations with 10, while Russell carved out a piece of Oscar history for himself: He's now the only director to have two films garner acting nominations in all four categories. Those weren't the only shockers though.
Reality star Tamera Mowry recently told Oprah that the worst incidents of racism she's ever faced have come from the Internet.
LaKendra Tookes, Leslie Jones
In addition to adding Sasheer Zamata to its cast, Saturday Night Live has hired two new black female writers. According to The Hollywood Reporter, LaKendra Tookes and Leslie Jones will start work on the sketch show on Monday.
Both comedians were discovered during the recent auditions Lorne Michaels held in response to criticism of the show's lack of diversity.
Saturday Night Live is hoping to add an African-American female to the cast as soon as January, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The NBC sketch comedy show recently held two showcases...
Bette Midler, Johnny Carson
They yap, they yammer, they sometimes even yell, but where would we be without our trusty talk-show hosts? Their programs pep us up for the day ahead and soothe us into slumber at night — that is, when they're not shocking the heck out of us! Here are the biggest, wildest, funniest and, yes, even the most tragic moments from the great wide world of chat.