BET renews ‘Being Mary Jane’ after record ratings

02.26.14 4 years ago

BET renews “Being Mary Jane” after record ratings
More than 5.8 million watched the season finale of the Gabrielle Union drama.

Fred Willard joins Amy Poehler”s “Old Soul NBC comedy
He”ll play one of Natasha Lyonne”s elderly clients whom she cares for.

“Strike Back” taking a 6-month hiatus after its star was injured in Thailand
Actor Sullivan Stapleton”s injury came while exploring the filming locale of Bangkok, Thailand.

“The Good Wife” brings on Jill Hennessey
The “Law  &  Order” and “Crossing Jordan” vet will guest as a power lawyer.

Steven Moffat: “There are no shows from America that are big hits in Britain”
The man behind “Doctor Who” and “Sherlock” tells the BBC: “”We mostly watch shows made by our own country. There are no shows from America that are big hits in Britain. They're all  minor hits. Your mates may talk about them but no-one's watching them. They're getting squashed by the locally-made shows. Always.”

Conan”s writers send cookies to Seth Meyers” writers
They also sent “Late Night” a message saying “don”t worry that Fred (Armisen) lacks the natural talents of Max Weinberg.” PLUS: Fred Armisen is releasing more “SNL” songs.

“SVU” tonight rips the Daniel Tosh rape joke controversy from the headlines
And the results are as ridiculous as you”d expect.

Neil Patrick Harris: “I just uttered my last word as Barney ‘Awesomepants' Stinson today”
“Nine years,” he tweeted. “Man, time sure flies when you're having fun…”

Every “Survivor” season, ranked
The all-time worst season and the all-time best season both took place in the same calendar year. PLUS: Jeff Probst previews “Brawn vs. Brains vs Beauty.”

The “Heroes” reboot shows that NBC can”t stop obsessing about its own nostalgia
Let”s face it: The miniseries won”t do well – after the initial tune-in curiosity factor.

Bio Channel will transform into “FYI Network” on July 7 – with a Jennifer Esposito reality show
The new A&E spinoff channel will include shows like “Tiny House Nation,” “The Epic Meal Show” and “Jennifer”s Way,” which will delve into the actresses” bakery.

“Girls” star Allison Williams gets engaged to the co-founder of College Humor
Williams has been dating Ricky Van Even for three years. PLUS: Lena Dunham congratulates Adam Driver on the “Star Wars” rumor.

Amy Poehler promotes parks with Michelle Obama in Miami
The “Parks and Recs” star joined the first lady at a “Let”s Move” event. PLUS: Mario Lopez did the zumba with the first lady.

VH1 picks up the “90s-set drama “Hindsight”
The nostalgic drama follows a 40-year-old woman who wakes up as her younger self in the ’90s.

Ali G is “resurrected” tonight on FXX
“Ali G Rezurection” will show old footage of Sacha Baron Cohen”s HBO series with brand-new intros. PLUS: “Legit returns also on FXX.

Christian Slater and “About a Boy”s” David Walton are TV actors who doom the shows they”re on
Others include Kristoffer Polaha, Tyler Labine and Kyle Bornheimer.

Jim Parsons: “I jumped” and “I was muted ecstatic” when offered the chance to host “SNL”
“I did tell them I'm very open,” says “The Big Bang Theory” star. “I said I'm not hell-bent on coming out and delivering a bunch of words. If you'd rather I sing or dance, I'm open to that.”

MTV apparently filmed Farrah Abraham in a model home for her “Teen Mom” special
“Being Farrah” forgot to take down the framed promotional poster for Scott Felder Homes.

“Orphan Black” teases  Season 2
The BBC America show is using Instagram to offer glimpses of the new season.

Carlton Cuse: I”d love to work with my “Lost” pal Damon Lindelof again
Cuse answered questions about “Lost” and “Bates Motel” today during his visit to Reddit. PLUS: Meet the new “Bates Motel” characters.

Discovery Channel sued over reality show helicopter crash
A mother is suing on her 15-year-old daughter”s behalf after she lost her dad filming a military-themed reality show.

Michelle Duggar: I was bulimic as a teenager
The “19 Kids & Counting” makes the revelation in her new book, “Growing Up Duggar,” which is out next week.

Go behind the scenes with “Parks and Rec”
Is Pawnee all its cracked up to be? “Parks and Rec” co-creator remembers Harold Ramis.

ABC”s “Mixology” tries and fails to be “Cheers” meets “Lost” meets “The Real World”
Characters on the Ryan Seacrest-produced reality show “say things real people never would just so that we may find them funny, or pitiful, or gross,” says Robert Lloyd. “There is something mechanical and arbitrary about the plotting, as if a mess of gears that didn't actually go together had been smashed into some semblance of a working order.” PLUS: Why would “Modern Family” fans stick around for a show that jokes about rape?, it”s intelligent, poignant and entertaining, and it goes from being cute to being a nightmare by Episode 6.

“Game of Arms” gets big numbers for AMC
The arm wrestling reality show debuted to 1 million viewers.

“The Americans” achieves greatness in Season 2
Last year, the FX series got lost in all the great TV shows. This year, says Alan Sepinwall, “it's taken a  major creative leap – the kind that can elevate a show from a strong  example of its era to one that transcends eras – and as I barreled  through the five episodes FX sent out to critics, I felt my pulse quickening in that way I want to feel so often in my job but so  rarely  do: when something good becomes something great.” PLUS: It goes full throttle in avoiding a sophomore slump, the entire series feels elevated with more fraught and focused storytelling, it makes double agents of us all, it deftly combines pleasurable episodic storytelling with solid character building, Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys talk Season 2, Noah Emmerich talks Stan, Annet Mahendru tells a joke for Esquire, and creator Joe Weisberg admits, “I haven”t slept in six months.”

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