Discovery and Science Channel team to televise a live moon landing by the end of 2015

04.02.14 5 years ago

Discovery and Science Channel team to televise a live moon landing by the end of 2015
“Apollo Moment” will also capture the $30 million competition for privately funded teams to land an unmanned craft on the moon by the end of next year.

Wil Wheaton to host Syfy”s “The Wil Wheaton Project” – a “Talk Soup for Geeks”
Wheaton describes his new show as “”a weekly roundup of the things I love on television and on the Internet, with commentary and jokes, and the occasional visit from interesting people who make those things happen…”It”s sort of like 'Talk Soup' for geeks.”

Josh Elliott: “In the end, it had nothing to do with money”
“It wasn't at all about anyone or anything at ABC,” says the departing “GMA” star. “It was about what lies ahead for me at NBC Sports. I have always wanted to be part of an Olympics broadcast, and the opportunity to cover sports that captivate America was too good to pass up.” PLUS: Elliott denies he's being groomed to replace Matt Lauer.

“The Americans” creator regrets Matthew Rhys” Clark wig
“I think if we could do it over, maybe Clark wouldn”t have a wig,” says creator Joe Weisberg. “Let”s put it this way, the Clark part of the story as we discuss all the time is based on real intelligence operations where real KGB illegals married secretaries and I”m sure they did not wear wigs.” Meanwhile, Alison Wright, who plays Clark”s wife, says the wig will be addressed this season.

“Vanity Fair Confidential”: Vanity Fair launching its first TV series
The Investigation Discovery series will use Vanity Fairs archives, as well as its writers, to delve into in-depth investigations from the past.

Lindsay Lohan to sit down with Letterman
She”ll promote her “2 Broke Girls” guest stint and talk Oprah on April 9. PLUS: Letterman plays a cruel April Fool”s prank on Kristin Chenoweth.

Hulu adds “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” and  “The Mindy Project,” plus more NBC Universal shows
Hulu will also make available shows from NBC, Bravo and E!, including “Keeping Up with the Kardashians.”

Jimmy Fallon to feature Broadway”s “Cabaret”
Now that “The Tonight Show” is in New York, Fallon could prove to be a Broadway alternative to Letterman.

50 years of “The Simpsons”?
“Simpsons” boss Al Jean thinks the long-running Fox series could last half a century. “The deals are usually in installments of four and the ratings are good, so I can't see why we wouldn't go to 30 . . .and why can't we go to 40 or even 50,” he says.

Connie Britton named a UN goodwill ambassador
The “Nashville” star plans to focus on poverty eradication for the United Nations Development Program.

AMC is already teasing “The Walking Dead” Season 5
See the “Survive” poster of Rick with a gun in his hands. PLUS: Analyzing the final scene.

Female scientist slams “SNL”s” Weekend Update for calling her a man
Colin Jost “made me into a male graduate student,” says Raychelle Burks of a joke from last week's show. “I am a female postdoctoral research fellow and a member of the teaching faculty at my institution.”

Amazon”s new Fire TV won”t have HBO Go
That”s the one app that could prove to be a deal breaker.

Report: “Sam & Cat” feud is said to be over money
Jennette McCurdy is reportedly ticked off that she makes way less than co-star Ariana Grande.

Brooke Burke-Charvet crashes her Maserati
The former “Dancing with the Stars” co-host is okay after getting in an accident early this morning.

CMT orders documentaries from Morgan Spurlock and Ridley Scott
New docs will include “Promiseland,” “They Called Us Outlaws,” “Freedom” and “Johnny Cash: American Rebel.”

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