‘Cougar Town’s’ Brian Van Holt will captain Syfy’s ‘Ascension’

06.03.14 3 years ago

“Cougar Town”s” Brian Van Holt will captain Syfy”s “Ascension”
He”s joining Tricia Helfer in the limited series about a spaceship launched from Earth in 1963.

Brian Dennehy in talks to join “Cocked” on Amazon
He would play the estranged father of “True Blood”s” Sam Trammell in the drama about a family”s gun manufacturing company. PLUS: Richard Kind is also headed to Amazon to star in a sitcom.

Jenny McCarthy deletes a transphobic Twitter joke
“The View” star tweeted this afternoon: “Did Jennifer Lopez”s boyfriend cheat with a transsexual model? I heard JLo gave him an ultimatum: ‘it”s either me or her/him!””

How Key and Peele ended up on “Fargo”
“They came to us as a package deal,” recalls Jordan Peele, “and I think my first gut reaction was — Keegan and my first gut reaction — was, first of all, just how cool is that? We're such big fans of ‘Fargo' and the Coen Brothers. We just had a lot of faith in the project but our fears, if any, were, 'Is the presence of the pre-existing team going to disrupt whatever flow or the world of this show?”” PLUS: Which “Fargo” stars will end up on “Key & Peele”?

Watch “Game of Thrones” fans scream over this week”s episode
Including a bar full of patrons. PLUS: A fan is making a “GoT” feast for every region.

Netflix”s website for “BoJack Horseman” is straight out of the ’90s
The animated comedy starring Will Arnett, Amy Sedaris, Aaron Paul and Alison Brie has a website that looks like Geocities.

Can “Louie” survive an attempted rape scene?
Even TV”s most unlikable anti-heroes never went there. PLUS: That scene was puzzling, disturbing and thought-provoking.

The Situation returns to TV on July 15
The former “Jersey Shore” star”s new TV Guide Network reality show “The Sorrentinos” now has a debut date.

“Royal Pains” introduces Divya”s daughter
Check out a glimpse of the season premiere.

Lesbian teens identified with Emily Valentine on “Beverly Hills 90210”
While the character wasn”t gay, Emily Valentine “embodied many queer signifiers – tomboy, non-conformist, outsider,” as Rachel Matlow points out. Christine Elise McCarthy says of her role: “I know that a disproportionate amount of people who come up to me and say, ‘Thank God for that character,” are queer. So that”s conspicuous.”

Paul Feig recalls co-starring on “The Louie Show” with Bryan Cranston
The “Freaks and Geeks” creator says of being with Cranston on the Louie Anderson sitcom, which aired in 1996: “Yes, he is a much better actor than me.”

Matt Walsh: Watching “Veep” is “sort of a roller coaster”
“One, because you don”t know a lot of the scenes you”re not in, and two, you”re wondering how much of what you were playing around with will get into the actual cut,” he says. “It”s similar to any viewer, really: You”re surprised as much as anyone.”

“Girls” star Adam Driver recalls his fight club past
Driver”s childhood included being part of a fight club, dumpster-diving and setting things on fire.

ABC Family buys Kelly Ripa & Mark Consuelos” parental musical comedy
“Rated P For Parenthood” is based on the stage musical of the same name.

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