BBC will make 9 lost “Doctor Who” episodes available for download

10.10.13 3 years ago


BBC will make 9 lost “Doctor Who” episodes available for download

Discovered in a Nigerian TV studio, the Patrick Troughton haven’t been seen since the early ’60s.


Chris Elliott to play Betty White’s “Hot in Cleveland” boyfriend

He’ll play the “laid-back Luke” in Season 5.


Justin Long returning to NBC with his own comedy project

The former “Ed” star is expected to star in “The Younger Man,” a comedy he’s writing with his brother.


Shonda Rhimes: I’ve applied my “Grey’s Anatomy” lessons on “Scandal”

“I learned on ‘Grey’s’ that you don’t want anybody on your show that doesn’t want to be there,” she says. “I wanted ‘Scandal’ to be a place where everyone that you’re working with was a lovely, giving person who was as excited about this as we all were. There’s no competition, no jealousy and no drama; it’s just a family, and that’s what Grey’s is now.” PLUS: “Grey’s” cast reflects on 200 episodes, 11 memorable moments, cast share their audition stories, and Ellen Pompeo posts a thank you note on Twitter.


“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” still has a lot of work today

It may have earned a full season, but the ABC drama’s ratings have dropped week to week. Here are tips for improving the show.

Claim: Many young people have never watched “The Sopranos” because it’s not on Netflix
A college professor writes that many of her students are unfamiliar with HBO’s Golden Age of Television because they’re too busy watching the many TV options offered by Netflix.

Carol Leifer joins “Devious Maids” as an executive producer
The comedienne is one of several producer additions for Season 2.

Google has tweaked its search results for TV shows
Add “TV shows” to a search of a TV show and you’ll get specialized info on that program.


How long can “Scandal” keep up its craziness?

As Mike Hale notes, some of the exchanges are starting to sound the same, adding: “Its becoming hard to avoid the realization that one of the show’s most important plots involves two smart women fighting over a needy, sly, middle-aged baby.” PLUS: Kerry Washington is surprised Olivia Pope isn’t a drug addict in jail, Joe Morton on his relationship with Olivia, and everything you wanted to know about Olivia’s style.

CBS orders a Matt Damon-Ben Affleck comedy pilot, starring Tom Papa
Damon and Affleck are producing “More Time With Family.”

Why does live-tweeting of scripted shows result in terrible tweets?
It’s hard coming up with something interesting to say when you’re immersed in a show.

A bear from Miley Cyrus’ VMA performance tells all on Reddit
The bear claims Robin Thicke knew what was about to happen — he even suggested some moves.

“Real World’s” Sean Duffy: How did he become the “Shutdown Congressman”?
The Wisconsin representative seemed like a totally different person 16 years ago on MTV.

How formulaic are “Modern Family” jokes?
Here’s a breakdown of the jokes from the 100th episode. PLUS: “Modern Family” has become a “smile machine.”

Shows with 1-word titles are all the rage
“Dads,” “Mom,” “Betrayal,” “Scandal” …

Oprah will auction off stuff from her house
Her Montecito mansion is undergoing a renovation.

“Mom” is funny yet sad
It’s unusual to have a network comedy based on addiction and recovery.

Mary Lou Retton signs on for a “Celebrity Champions” gymnastics reality show
Celebs will compete in bars, floor, rings and vault.


Watch the trailer for Hulu’s sports mascot reality show

“Behind the Mask” premieres Oct. 23.

“Bright Young Things” book series is coming to ABC
The book series set in 1929 Manhattan will be adapted by producer John Wells.

Car designers are getting their own reality show
The company behind “Project Runway” is casting for “Revved Up.”

David Milch’s “The Money” adds Ray Liotta and Mamie Gummer
Liotta will play a Wall Street tycoon on the HBO pilot.


Fox’s Tuesday: TV’s best night of comedy

“New Girl,” “The Mindy Project” and “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” help form the “smartest, funniest, and all-around best night of comedy on television.”

“Parks and Rec’s” Counciiman Jamm — more understandable thanks to the gov’t shutdown?
Why Jon Glaser’s character doesn’t seem so far-fetched. PLUS: 24 things learned from the “Parks and Rec” set.

Abandoned hospital hosts an “American Horror Story” sleepover
Linda Vista Community Hospital held a special event to promote the “Asylum” DVD release.


Will “Glee’s” Cory Monteith tribute romanticize addiction?

How sanitized will tonight’s Finn tribute episode be? PLUS: Fox launches a “RememberingCory” website, and Monteith’s estranged father speaks out.

How the “Breaking Bad” finale is explained in Marty Robbins’ “El Paso”
“Felina” seems to echo the plot. PLUS: Britney Spears retweets Bryan Cranston’s concern about her finale complaint.

There are 13 kinds of “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” episodes
Fifteen of the 100 episodes have been devoted to the gang doing something gross with food. PLUS: An appreciation of “It’s Always Sunny.”

NYC’s “Saved by the Bell” musical is a lot like “Rocky Horror Picture Show”
Fans have attended “Bayside! The Musical!” dressed as their favorite characters. PLUS: Watch the “Bayside!” trailer.

It’s been 15 years since “Felicity” premiered
Scott Foley explains why the college drama still resonates today.

Ex-“Dancing” stars Edyta Sliwinska and Alec Mazo are expecting a baby boy
It’ll be the first child for the couple, who married in 2007.


“Once Upon a Time in Wonderland” is more brand extension than spinoff

But unlike the original, “Wonderland” skips straight to bewilderment.

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