You probably haven't heard of BYUtv before, but the channel — operated by Brigham Young University — is found in more than 50 million households across the country (including on DirecTV and various cable systems). Now, BYUtv is looking to get into the scripted series game, starting with the Cold War-era Granite Flats.
The show, which airs Sundays at 9/8c, centers on a group of unlikely young heroes in the town of Granite Flats, Colo., where they uncover a secret bigger than anyone expected. Executive producer Scott Swofford says the show was inspired by the real-life Project MKUltra, a human research project conducted by the CIA. With Season 2 of the series underway, Swofford answered our showrunner survey to explain why Granite Flats shouldn't stay a secret much longer.
Neil Patrick Harris
A recent performance of Hedwig and the Angry Inch on Broadway turned interactive when star Neil Patrick Harris became involved in an exchange with a fan.
Chris Evans and Scarlett Johansson
Captain America: The Winter Soldier topped the box office chart for the third straight weekend, earning $26.6 million over the Easter holiday, Box Office Mojo reports. Rio 2 also held strong in second place with $22.5 million.
Discovery Channel has scrapped plans for a live daredevil special on Mount Everest in the wake of an avalanche on Friday that claimed the lives of 12 Sherpas.
"In light of the overwhelming tragedy at Mt Everest and respect for the families of the fallen, Discovery Channel will not be going forward with Everest Jump Live," the network posted on the show's Facebook page. "Our thoughts and prayers go out to the whole Sherpa community."
Rubin "Hurricane" Carter
Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, the prizefighter who was wrongly convicted of murder in 1967 and who was later immortalized in a Bob Dylan song, died Sunday after a long battle with prostate cancer, The Associated Press reports. He was 76.
Tony Dovolani, NeNe Leakes
There was no shortage of drama on Dancing with the Stars last week, after the show introduced NeNe Leakes and Tony Dovolani with a package that showed the partners getting into an argument that ended with Leakes walking out of their rehearsal. And according to Leakes, no one in the ballroom was more uncomfortable seeing the dustup play out on screen than her and Dovolani.
"We were kind of surprised," Leakes tells TVGuide.com. "It almost threw us off."
Tila Tequila is pregnant with her first child — and she's already showing off her baby bump.
The reality star, 32, shared the news by posting a selfie on Facebook on Friday. "Surprise!! I'm 10 weeks pregnant!" she wrote. "I just couldn't hold it in any longer as this brings me so much joy and happiness to know that there is a baby Tila on the way!"