University of Iowa rejects a request from “Girls” to film on campus
Hannah Horvath has just been accepted to the university”s Iowa Writers” Workshop, but the HBO comedy will have to find somewhere else to film. Says a campus spokesperson: “While we are pleased that the Iowa Writers” Workshop is receiving national attention and that our graduate is doing well in her career, our general practice is to not allow filming, due to potential disruption to campus.”
“Psych” goes out with 1.9 million viewers
That”s a far cry from former companion series “Monk,” which exited with 9.43 million viewers.
John Tesh is returning to TV with a (cheap) daily syndicated talk show
The former “Entertainment Tonight” co-host will target is spending a tiny fraction of what traditional talk shows spend on “Intelligence for Your Life,” which will be geared toward Christian viewers.
Latinas are trying to get “SNL”s” attention with “#StillNoLatinas” campaign
There has never been a Latina cast member on “Saturday Night Live,” an issue made more glaring by Cecily Strong”s portrayal of a mail-order girlfriend from Venezuela on the Lena Dunham episode.
“The Wire”s” Andre Royo joins Ron Perlman's Amazon pilot
The former “Bubbles” will play a mayor who”s Perlman”s best friend on “Hand of God.”
See Lindsay Lohan in a “2 Broke Girls” wedding dress
She”ll appear on the April 14 episode.
What if “Gotham” put a mustache on Ben McKenzie”s face?
He”d look a lot more like the familiar James Gordon.
“The Office”s” Brian Baumgartner headed to “The Bridge”
He”ll play Matthew Lillard”s AA sponsor on the FX series.
“American Idol” is actually entertaining this season – too bad few are watching
The new producers did a stellar job of getting rid of “Idol”s” annoyances.
Tom Brokaw: Ed Helms does the best impression of me
The former “Office” star has done his Brokaw impression several times for Letterman.
Touring “SNL” alums bill themselves as “The Veterans of Saturday Night Live”
Rob Schneider, Jon Lovitz and Tim Meadows have been performing standup together under the “The Veterans of SNL” billing. Sometimes, other “SNL” vets like Kevin Nealon and Chris Kattan join them.
Nazanin Boniadi on working on “Scandal” vs. “Homeland”
“The 'Scandal pace” is the biggest difference, she says. “There's a sense of urgency that goes along with the show; it's really fast. On ‘Homeland,' there's more of a chance to let things linger. The camera holds on actors a little bit more so that the pacing is a tad bit slower. That's what I was used to. On ‘Scandal,' everything is very fast. It was something to get used to.”
John Oliver”s “Last Week Tonight” poster unveiled
“Just like the nightly news. Only weeklier.”
NBC Universal is shutting down the website whose forums once angered Aaron Sorkin.
History channel once profiled “Shrimp Boy,” the gangster at the center of an FBI San Francisco political corruption investigation
Raymond “Shrimp Boy” Chow, who was profiled for History”s “Gangland” series, was arrested yesterday for allegedly helping a California state senator traffic illegal weapons.
Jason Ritter returns to shake up “Parenthood”
Exec producer Jason Katims says of his reunion with Lauren Graham”s character: “It's moving for me to literally see them together on-screen again.”
MTV2 uses “Game of Thrones” to promote “Guy Code”
Watch the “Thrones”-esque promo for Season 4.
“Surviving Jack” is surprisingly good
That the Fox comedy is funny is surprising considering it comes from the same people who brought us “$#*! My Dad Says.” “The series works,” says Tim Goodman, “not only because Meloni is such a surprise in the lead, able to be dismissively blunt yet also caring, but also because Halpern and co-writer and co-creator Patrick Schumacker ($#*! My Dad Says) seem to have learned a lot since their last show, which was complete $#*!.” PLUS: Christopher Meloni is perfect for this sitcom, Meloni makes “Jack” better than it should be, and Meloni is playing an actual person instead of a cartoon.