‘American Idol’ falls to another series low

03.21.14 3 years ago

“American Idol” falls to another series low
Without “The Big Bang Theory,” the highest-rated network last night was ABC with “Scandal” and “Grey”s Anatomy.”

Dan Bucatinsky will play Tim Meadows” husband and Casey Wilson's dad on NBC”s “Marry Me” pilot
The “Scandal” star has joined the pilot revolving around Wilson's engagement to Ken Marino. Bucatinsky will play “Kevin 2,” while “SNL” alum Meadows will play “Kevin 1.”

Seth Meyers is limiting “Late Night” to 2 musical guests per week
Billboard reports that Meyers is taking a different approach to “Late Night” than Jimmy Fallon by not having a musical guest in the 3rd guest slot more than twice a week (Meyers has had two musical guests per week since Week 2). That 3rd slot has been filled by authors, comedians and, as was the case on Tuesday, the editor of the New Yorker.

Idina Menzel: John Travolta sent me flowers and a “gorgeous e-mail”
“He was really gracious and sent this gorgeous e-mail, and we're buddies and it's all cool,” she says of the Oscar flub, adding: “Please. I mean, I've only benefited from it.”

Report: ABC”s “Alice in Arabia” early script confirms worries over Muslim stereotypes
Buzzfeed, which obtained a copy of a pilot script dated from last July, found the script to be filled with Muslim stereotypes. An ABC spokesperson, however, tells Buzzfeed the script could”ve gone through multiple rewrites since it was written.

“Deadwood” premiered 10 years ago today
Watch a 26-minute documentary paying tribute to the HBO series, narrated by Jim Beaver.

Jeremy Piven refers to “Sherlock” star as “Benedict Cumberb*****”
The “Entourage” star, in a recent interview with Jimmy Kimmel, recalls being upstaged by the “Sherlock” star in a joint PBS media session with “Sherlock” and “Mr. Selfridge.”

“Bar Rescue” gets a 4th season
Spike TV has ordered 20 more episodes of the TV show starring nightlife expert Jon Taffer.

E*Trade Baby quits in March Madness ad
The brokerage recently switched ad agencies, so its baby campaign is apparently over.

Vogue puts Kim Kardashian on its cover, with Kanye West
The April cover is titled: “Kim & Kanye: Their Fashionable Life and Surreal Times.”

Why Brad Pitt should be the No. 1 choice for “True Detective” Season 2
The mega movie star would be the perfect Matthew McConaughey replacement. PLUS: What is the “Secret Occult History of the U.S. Transportation System”?, and “True Detective”s” cinematographer revisits 9 key shots.

Check out “Community”s” animated “G.I. Jeff”
The “G.I. Joe” tribute is set to air April 3.

Jon Gosselin is not happy with Kate”s return to TLC for a 1-off special
Kate says her eight children “cheered like crazy. It was like I announced that it's Christmas tomorrow” upon hearing the news, but Us Weekly says Jon “thinks it is a really bad idea for the kids.

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