Arthur Chu: ‘People say I’m the Walter White of Jeopardy!’

03.13.14 4 years ago

Arthur Chu: “People say I”m the Walter White of 'Jeopardy!””
Chu doesn”t consider himself a villain. “It”s really more of an antihero thing,” he says. “People are saying, antiheroes are big now, people say I”m the Walter Whit e of 'Jeopardy!,' or like I was Moneyballing Jeopardy!. It was something that made ‘Jeopardy!' different for a while and I think a lot of people appreciated that.” PLUS: Chu answers Reddit questions, including one from a former competitor.

“Enlisted” star signs on for CBS pilot “Cuz-Bros”
Stults” role on the CBS comedy pilot is dependent on “Enlisted”s” cancelation. PLUS: S. Epatha Merkerson joins NBC”s “Babylon Fields,” and Trevor Donovan and Christopher McDonald join History”s “Texas Rising.”

Ellen did another bit today with the Oscar pizzeria
Ellen tweeted for her followers to stand outside Big Mama”s & Papa”s Pizzeria this afternoon.

China”s ambassador to the U.S. thinks “House of Cards” is a realistic portrayal
“I have seen both seasons of 'House of Cards,' which I think embodies some of the characteristics and corruption that is present in American politics,” says Ambassador Cui Tiankai.

“Doctor Who” gets a new villain: Keeley Hawes as a banker
The former “MI-5”/”Spooks” star will play “a powerful out of this world character with a dark secret.” Steven Moffat says she “achieves the greatest villainy yet attempted on 'Doctor Who': she plays a banker.”

Syfy orders “Ascension” miniseries
The six-hour space opera will tell of a covert space mission launched by the U.S. government in 1963.

Smart sitcoms are surviving thanks to network TV”s “major sitcom depression”
There hasn”t been a blockbuster sitcom hit since “Modern Family” in 2009, which has led to networks renewing low-rated-but-smart shows like “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” “New Girl,” “Parks and Rec” and “The Mindy Project.”

TV Land”s “The Soul Man” live season premiere will be simulcast on BET and Centric
Centric will also begin airing reruns of the Cedric the Entertainer comedy.

“Cougar Town”s” Bill Lawrence: I may be done with network sitcoms
“I would be surprised if I ever personally ran a network show again,” says Lawrence, who has two shows, including one on NBC, coming out this spring. “The system has changed. We”re talking about a landscape now where the difference between a 1.3 rating and a 0.9 rating is the difference between a 22-episode pickup and getting canceled, which is crazy.”

Hallmark Channel renews Kitten Bowl,  slates movies with Catherine Bell, Tiffani Thiessen
Hallmark is also launching “The Kitten Paw-Star Game.”

Meet the new “Bones” squintern, a “Latin Lover”
“Young and the Restless” alum Ignacio Serricchio will play Rodolfo Fuentes, Brennan”s new intern from Cuba.

E!”s “Eric & Jessie: Game On” is moving to NYC, thanks to the Jets
Star Eric Decker has signed a big $36 million deal with the New York Jets.

Piers Morgan films an “Entourage” movie cameo
“Who needs TV?” tweeted the outgoing CNN star. PLUS: Morgan”s last day on “Piers Morgan Live” is March 28 – see who”s trying out for his slot.

“Modern Family”s” Los Angeles geography is pretty accurate
Not just the physical geography, but the cultural geography.

Here are more “Boy Meets World” characters that should be brought back
Remember Nancy Kerrigan?

Why do few women play instruments on “Nashville”?
Is it a reflection of the real-life country music scene.

Gillian Anderson on “The X Files” vs. “Hannibal”
Anderson was asked on Reddit, “Why did it take you a whole series to believe Fox Mulder, but only one season to believe Will Graham?!” To which she responded: “The irony was not lost on me in that moment. Let's just say that.”

Seth Meyers & Andy Cohen will reenact “Friday Night Lights”
The two late-night hosts filmed a bit together at SXSW.

“Sherlock” is shown twice in France – once for younger viewers, again for older viewers
The BBC hit is so popular in France it airs on different channels targeting different demos.

Meet Bob Odenkirk”s wife, talent manager to the stars
Naomi Odenkirk represents everybody from Kristen Wiig – her former babysitter — to Bill Hader to Jenna Fischer.

“Two and a Half Men”s” Ashton Kutcher and Jon Cryer go on a double date
Kutcher and Mila Kunis were spotted going to dinner with Cryer and his wife, Lisa Joyner.

“Shameless” promotes Emily Bergl
She”ll become a series regular next season.

Jon Gosselin is writing a tell-all
“It”s about my feelings and my marriage,” he says. “Kate will flip.”

Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein talk about the “Portlandia” process
What”s the difference between writing songs and writing sketches?

Mark Wahlberg”s “Breaking Boston” follows four women with Southie accents
Wahlberg and his family have come to own shows about Boston.

See 14-year-old Zooey Deschanel
The “New Girl” star is honoring Throwback Thursday.

CBS” Wall Street drama adds “Treme”s” David Morse and “Hotel Rwanda”s” Sophie Okonedo
They”ll join the drama from producer John Cusack.

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