Report: Barbara Walters won’t have much influence over the new ‘View’

07.16.14 3 years ago

Report: Barbara Walters won”t have much influence over the new “View”
Walters will still retain the title of creator and executive producer. But with the departure of her longtime producer Bill Geddie, it”ll be ABC who will be calling the shots. According to The Daily Beast, it was ABC execs who decided to bring back Rosie O”Donnell.

Shonda Rhimes: “Grey”s Anatomy” Season 11 will kick off “about 24 hours” after Season 10, “maybe”
“It”s really a Meredith-centric season,” says Rhimes of Meredith still reeling from the loss of Cristina Yang. “She”s lost her ‘person,” her (half-)sister has shown up, her husband is chafing to go someplace else…”

How Larry Wilmore will transition from “Black-ish” to Comedy Central's “The Minority Report”
Wilmore, executive producer on the ABC sitcom, will work on it as it breaks its first 12 episodes. Then it”s Comedy Central full-time.

“Doctor Who”s” 50th anniversary episode gets a Lego makeover
Every Doctor is represented in this short Lego film.

Laurence Fishburne will juggle “Hannibal” and “Black-ish” by not appearing in every episode of both shows
“I'm not going to do a full season of 'Hannibal' this year, and I'm not going to do a full season of 'Black-ish,' which will keep me free enough for both, to have fun and to contribute as best I can,” says Fishburne. “It's not a problem. It works out just fine.”

Harrison”s “Scandal” fate revealed
“It's safe to assume that Harrison has met his end,” Shonda Rhimes says of Columbus Short”s character. PLUS: Scott Foley expecting his 3rd child.

Jon Stewart gives Hillary Clinton a mock career-aptitude test
“This can you help you decide if you even want this job,” said “The Daily Show” host.

Carlton Cuse vs. Damon Lindelof: Which former “Lost” boss is winning?
While Lindelof is out with “The Leftovers,” Cuse has “The Strain” and “Bates Motel.” PLUS: “The Leftovers” mirrors one fan”s religious journey.

ABC”s “Black-ish” will celebrate black more as a culture than as a race
Exec producer Larry Wilmore says: “At heart it”s a family show,”  he says, while creator Kenya Barris explains: “The show is about a black family – not about a family that happens to be black.”

Adam Richman calls Instagram snafu “a wake-up call”
Travel Channel may have pulled “Man Finds Food,” but Richman hopes to make a comeback with his new NBC show “Food Fighters.”

“Game of Thrones” announces (mostly new) Season 5 directors
Four of the five directors, including “Breaking Bad”s” Michael Slovis, are new to the HBO series.

“The Walking Dead” is building a 15-foot wall around an Atlanta neighborhood
Ten homes will be walled off from the rest of the community for filming this fall.

Ben McKenzie narrates new “Gotham” trailer
“This is my city.”

Watch the “Hell on Wheels” Season 4 trailer
The tagline for the season premiere: “Hell ain”t civilized.”

“Tyrant” books Leslie Hope
The “24” alum is already guesting on another FX show, “The Strain.”

GSN orders game show “The Line”
Contestants in various cities will line up to compete for prizes, and to go to the head of the line.

NYPD officers apologize to “OITNB”s” Taylor Schilling for inadvertently scaring her
Turns out the officers were fans when they pulled up and shouted her name.

“24” alum John Boyd joins “Bones”
He”ll play Booth”s protégé.

Lifetime renews “Little Women: LA”
The little person reality show will return for a 2nd season.

“Grimm” adds an “OITNB” alum
Elizabeth Rodriguez will play Special Agent Chavez.

Joe Manganiello teaches Conan O”Brien how to strip
Watch Conan”s “Magic Mike” lesson.

Nick and Vanessa Lachey are expecting their 2nd child
The former VH1 and MTV stars announced they”re having a girl.

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