Did Oscars pick Ellen as a response to Seth MacFarlane?
The Academy apparently is trying to distance itself from last year’s controversies. PLUS: Is the Oscars done chasing young viewers?, and Ellen boosts ratings when she hosts awards shows.
“It’s Alway Sunny” stars feel like they could keep on going by doing 10 episodes a season
“I think at only 10 episodes a season, you really don’t run the risk of burning out,” says Charlie Day. PLUS: “Sunny” will mock Emmy snubs.
FX picked Courteney Cox’s “Dirt” over “Breaking Bad,” Vince Gilligan recalls to Charlie Rose
In an hour-long conversation, Gilligan explained that FX had to pick one of the two shows and settled on Cox’s 2007 series “Dirt” because the network had a mandate to add female viewers. But Gilligan credits FX boss John Landgraf with letting AMC acquire the rights to “Breaking Bad.” This morning, Landgraf said you can’t go darker than “Breaking Bad.” PLUS: Watch the “It’s Heisenberg” music video.“Nightline” goes behind the scenes of the Aug. 11 premiere.
“The League” co-creator finds FXX move exciting yet frustrating
“To be perfectly frank, it’s very exciting,” says Jeff Schaffer. “It’s also a little frustrating right now that we can’t tell our fans what channel FXX is yet. … It’s like saying, ‘When I die I’m going to heaven.’ I know it’s a good thing but I don’t know where that is.” PLUS: Nowadays, NFL players ask to be on “The League,” and read more “League” tidbits from today’s TCA panel.
Watch a preview of talk show host Lindsay Lohan
Mocking Kristen Stewart while guest-hosting “Chelsea Lately.”
Joy Behar ends her Current stint with the disassembly of her set
Watch as Al Jazeera “staffers” remove her desk.
Daft Punk to make a rare TV appearance on “Colbert Report”
The “Get Lucky” band will appear next week as pat of Colbert’s “Colbchella” concert series.
Why FX is splitting into 3 channels
FX boss John Landgraf says the plan is for FX, FXX and FXM to “support one brand. I don’t believe it’s possible to be all things to all people. What we hope with the brand is to be able to capture people when they’re young and keep them in our brand as they go through their life.”