‘Person of Interest’ creator defends shocking twist

11.20.13 4 years ago

“Person of Interest” creator defends shocking twist

“There are a million concerns that go into this – from us, the network, everybody else,” says creator Jonah Nolan. “The primary concern is to tell a compelling and entertaining story. Everything else is secondary.” PLUS: Watch the cast’s reaction, and Taraji P. Henson visits Letterman.

Hulk Hogan considered suicide after “Hogan Knows Best” was canceled
“After the show…I kind of hit rock bottom,” The Hulkster tells “Oprah: Where are they Now?,” especially combined with his son’s car accident and his failing marriage. (Watch the video)

“The Mentalist” jumping 2 years into the future
The time-jump will take place next month.

Ian Somerhalder’s life is becoming a comic book
“The Vampire Diaries” star’s celebrity life and environmental activism will be highlighted in “Fame.”

Billy Joel hasn’t watched “Glee,” but he’s glad the show is paying tribute to him

“I’m very happy that my material is being done by people of that age group, and that I guess it has meaning for them,” says Joel, who inspired Thursday’s episode “Movin’ Out.”

Khandi Alexander’s biggest “Scandal” thrill was meeting Lisa Kudrow
“Above and beyond everything else, the most amazing thing is that I got to Meet. Lisa. Kudrow,” she says. “Oh my god! I’m such a big fan of HERS. You have no idea … I told her. I said, ‘Lisa, you have understand, I love “The Comeback.”‘ I still watch it as if it’s still on TV. ” PLUS: Alexander met Kerry Washington years ago at an actor’s lab.

Are TV dramas better to watch in bars?
The communal atmosphere of a bar benefits shows like “Scandal,” and even “Breaking Bad.”

“Revenge’s” Josh Bowman: “I’m trying to pitch a Daniel death by the end of the season”

“I love working on the show,” he says, “but I’m just being honest. My character has flip-flopped the most, and it’s been so hard for me to play.” PLUS: The sound of “Revenge.”

Movie tie-in hampers “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”
The TV series can’t delve into its own world when it has to be conscious of the Marvel movies. PLUS: “S.H.I.E.L.D.” is getting good, finally.

How “Friends” hooked up Monica and Chandler
Fifteen years later, producers recall the surprise coupling.

Don’t call “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” a conservative propaganda

One New Republic writer deemed the Fox comedy a conservative sitcom because it doesn’t take the liberal view of the NYPD.

How will John Oliver’s exit impact “The Daily Show”?
Will there be a new heir apparent?

Sarah Silverman: “Network TV is just not the place for me”
So why did her rejected sitcom “Susan 313” end up on NBC? “The networks want you,” Silverman explains, “and you forget about ‘I want to take this to cable.’ You”re just so excited by love and acceptance.” PLUS: Why Silverman shouldn’t be “as dirty as the guys” in her standup, and why that opinion is wrong.

Hulu renews “Behind the Mask”

The sports mascots docu-series will be back for a 2nd season.

Roastmaster Jeffrey Ross says he’s coming to “The Simpsons”

Will he roast Homer Simpson?

What is up with “New Girl’s” Schmidt?
Schmidt seems to be off this season.

Conan mashes up Thanksgiving and Hanukkah
Thanksgivukkah is upon us.

“The Sound of Music”: Here’s an extended preview of NBC’s live event
NBC is offering a 2 1/2 minute “first look” at next month’s event.

Kelly Clarkson’s NBC Christmas special will feature William Shatner, Whoopi, Robin Williams
“Kelly Clarkson’s Cautionary Christmas Music Tale” airs on Dec. 11.

Bobby Moyniham reveals his favorite “SNL” wig
It was from a sketch that got cut from the show.

Inside the “Modern Family” kitchen
Production designers tell all about where the Dunphys like to cook.

Adam Driver doesn’t watch “Girls,” has only seen the pilot

Does he watch the show on HBO? “No, no, no,” he says. “I did watch the pilot with Lena, like, four months or so after we shot it, when we’d just found out that it was picked up. I watched it on her laptop in her apartment.” PLUS: Check out illustrated “Girls.”

Why is “It’s a Wonderful Life” rarely on TV?

The holiday movie used to be on television all the time.

Meredith Vieira’s worst “Today” guest was with a comedian named Steve
Stephen Colbert or Steve Martin?

Check out The Miz on ABC Family
The WWE wrestler and “Real World” alum stars in “Christmas Bounty.”

“The League” cast tells all

With Season 5 ending, “The League” stars reflect on the beginning.

“Devious Maids” star Paula Garces welcomes a boy
It’s the 2nd child for the actress, who has a 21-year-old daughter.

Scott Wolf and his “Real World” wife are expecting Baby No. 3
The “Perception” star’s wife Kelley from “Real World: New Orleans” is  pregnant.

Psychic Sylvia Browne dies
Browne, 77, was a frequent guest on talk shows from “Montel” to “Larry King Live.”

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