‘Cosmos’ doesn’t impress

03.10.14 5 years ago

“Cosmos” doesn't impress
The Seth MacFarlane documentary series that premiered on Fox, Nat Geo, FX and other Fox Networks backed by a lot promotion attracted just 5.8 million viewers.

A member of Netflix”s “Marco Polo” crew is among the missing on Malaysian Airlines plane
Ju Kun had completed training and choreography on the pilot, which begins filming in three weeks, when he flew from London to Asia and boarded the plane that would go missing.

TNT sets premiere dates for “Falling Skies,” Eric Dane”s “The Last Ship,” Sean Bean”s “Legends”
“Falling Skies” and “The Last Ship” air on June 22, while “Legends” kicks off Aug. 20. PLUS: Watch the trailers for “The Last Ship” and “Legends.”

“SNL” newbie Sasheer Zamata”s mom handed Lorne Michaels a letter congratulating him for hiring her
“I think that may have been why it”s taken them so long to hire another black girl,” Zamata joked, recounting at SXSW her first “SNL” after-party. “Because the people we bring around are crazy.”

Jimmy Kimmel: I would”ve taken “The Tonight Show” job, if offered
“If David Letterman wanted to do ‘The Tonight Show,” who am I to say I wouldn”t want to do ‘The Tonight Show,”” he tells Andy Cohen on “Watch What Happens Live.” Kimmel also revealed that he and Jimmy Fallon talked, and joked about their rivalry as being like Magic Johnson vs. Larry Bird. PLUS: Watch Kimmel”s Austin opening credits.

Is “True Detective” overrated?
“The level of reverence for and devotion to 'True Detective' seem out of proportion to the material,” says Matthew Gilbert, writing before the finale. “I mean, this isn”t 'Twin Peaks.' The show is just another stylized serial-killer whodunit with a pair of oil-and-water detectives, right?” He adds: “It”s as if ‘Lost' fan types are so completely jonesing for the good old days of Easter egg hunts that they”re forcing 'True Detective' into that TV-puzzle slot. They”re bringing their formidable analysis and Sherlock instincts to bear on a much flatter piece of work.” PLUS: One critic says: “I am a little in awe of how totally snookered we all were,” why “True Detective” was great for having such a disappointing finale, Marty”s daughter tells all, “True Detective” embraced its ridiculousness and self-seriousness, the final 15 minutes were a Rorschach test for what you want from the series, the show was about the bromance — not the plot, all those high-minded observations were reduced to production design, this was a total disappointment, “True Detective” had pockets of greatness that were stunning, what was it like to play Errol Childress?, and Nic Pizzolatto may write Cohle and Hart novels “after Hollywood kicks me out.”

Elisabeth Moss: Being married to Fred Armisen was “extremely traumatic and awful and horrible”
“Looking back, I feel like I was really young, and at the time I didn't think that I was that young,” the “Mad Men” star says of her short-lived marriage to Armisen, whom she met when Jon Hamm hosted “Saturday Night Live.”

“Psych”s” James Roday lands on a CBS comedy pilot
He”ll star in marriage comedy “Good Session.”

Lindsay Lohan”s “Lindsay” was kind of boring
The OWN reality show took itself too seriously. PLUS: “Lindsay” says more about OWN than it says about Lohan.

Every “Real Housewives” housewife, ranked
From Alex McCord to Lisa Vanderpump.

“Entourage” cast will honor Mark Wahlberg at MTV Movie Awards
Adrian Grenier, Kevin Connolly, Kevin Dillon and Jerry Ferrara will present this year”s MTV Generation Award.

“Community” creator and “Arrested Development” creator are working on a project together
Dan Harmon would only say of his collaboration with Mitch Hurwitz (who filmed a guest spot on “Community”): “It would embrace the emerging mediascape, and use us both in a way that we weren't compromising each other, but are still collaborating, and giving the audience a lot to digest. That's all I'll say.”

“GMA” unveils a “Social Square”
It”s “Good Morning America”s” new social space, not unlike “Today”s” Orang Room.”

Letterman unveils a “Young and the Restless”-themed “Late Show” opening
Featuring Biff, Pat, Paul, Sean and Dave.

Alana De La Garza, Mehcad Brooks land pilots
She”ll star in ABC”s “Forever,” he”s headed to CW”s “Identity.”

Adam Driver recounts last night”s “Girls” sex scene
“I tried to do a good job of staying focused but I just remember losing it so many times because I thought Lena was pretty genius in the way she plays it,” he says. “It was really hard for me to keep it together because she”s so funny.” PLUS: A reminder that Adam is a sleaze.

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