John Cusack to appear on the CBS Wall Street drama pilot he”s producing
Cusack, who will play a Wall Street trader, is part of a trend of big names guesting on the TV shows their producing. Laurence Fishburne and Kevin Hart are also doing it with their respective pilots.
“Psych”: An appreciation
The USA series, which exits tonight, was very important in proving that basic cable could offer quality dramas. Sure, “Monk” and “The Shield” came before. But “Psych,” debuting in July 2006, was part of “a subsequent generation of series to prove that it could do so regularly and that an audience would be there to watch,” says Neil Genzlinger, who adds: “‘Psych' was a bridge show that helped get us to the basic cable of today, though, paradoxically, today”s landscape might be less forgiving.”
“Scandal”s” Columbus Short arrested for felony battery
Short turned himself in and posted $50,000 bail after he was taken into custody over last weekend”s bar brawl.
“Today” is using Jimmy Fallon”s big ratings in its summer concert battle with “GMA”
The ability to not leave 30 Rock is being used as leverage by NBC in this year's summer concert wars.
“Grey”s Anatomy” to tackle the “Bubble Boy” story
The last half of the season will be devoted to the story of the Bubble Boy.
George Lopez: My 11 pm TBS talk show got better ratings than “Conan”
Lopez revisited Conan”s move to TBS this morning on “The Howard Stern Show,” saying he really had no choice but to take the demotion to 12 pm as Conan O”Brien was considered a “folk hero” to Turner execs. “Even right now. Even with the $70 million that they spent on Conan, my numbers are better than his,” says Lopez.
“Franklin & Bash” books “Dexter”s” James Remar
He”ll guest as a strip club owner.
“Hot in Cleveland” and “The Soul Man” stars tonight will appear in live commercials
The “Hot in Cleveland” stars will promote Toyota, while Niecy Nash will help sell Bush Brothers beans.
Why “Billy on the Street” is surprisingly sweet
Billy Eichner is like a caricature of a New Yorker on his Fuse show.
“Girls” mention surprised the head of the Iowa Writers” Workshop
“This is probably the only time I'll ever experience such a surreal pop culture reflection of my actual life,” says Samantha Chang. “It's hilarious – or, it would be, if I had the time to stop and laugh.” PLUS: What will the Iowa Writers” Workshop be like for a “Girls” character?, and here are “Girls”” 5 unresolved storylines.
Peter Dinklage tells Letterman of his embarrassing “Game of Thrones” fight scene
He didn”t see himself as a hero after slicing off an elderly amputee”s fake leg. PLUS: 13 embarrassing early acting roles of “GoT” stars.
When will “Gilmore Girls” fans stop pestering Lauren Graham about doing a movie?
Graham is constantly asked the same question and she always politely gives the same vague answer, as she did on Reddit this week. PLUS: Graham”s paperback of her debut novel contains a conversation with her and her “Parenthood” daughter Mae Whitman.
“The Simpsons”” Lego minifigures unveiled
Check out Lego versions of Krusty, Ralph Wiggum and more.
“Keeping Up with the Kardashians” are at the center of the reality TV universe
See how the E! show is connected to every other reality show.
“Idol”s” MK Nobilette: I appreciated that producers let me be openly gay
“They didn't have to put it in there,” she says of her audition comments. “That was their choice, which I appreciated.”
See Carol”s “Walking Dead” season finale poster
“Who will survive?”
“Arrested Development”s” Michael Bluth and Kermit the Frog are kindred souls
They are both the straight man and the calm one in their respective series, says Torie Bosch, who adds: “In fact, most Muppet tales could be summed up as the story of a puppet-family who lost everything, and the one frog who tried to keep them all together.”
How to explain “HIMYM” to somebody who”s never watched an episode
Yes, the CBS comedy takes place in 2030.
Comedy Central”s “Broad City” and “Review” are poised to become comedy classics
Both freshman comedies hold their own with any sitcom on broadcast TV, or FX or HBO. PLUS: “Broad City” has become TV”s best sitcom.
Bethenny Frankel on her talk show: “I felt edited and diluted, a little bit controlled”
“I'm not really great when I'm shackled,” she tells Andy Cohen. “As you know, you have to kind of unleash the beast.”
Grant Show becomes a dad at 52
The “Melrose Place” alum and “Devious Maids” star welcomed a daughter on Tuesday.