Fox moves up the premiere of ‘I Wanna Marry Harry’ to next Tuesday

05.15.14 4 years ago

Fox moves up the premiere of “I Wanna Marry Harry” to next Tuesday
Originally slated to debut May 27, the reality prank show will premiere after the first part of the “American Idol” finale.

Watch Syfy”s trailers for “Dominion” and “Ascension”
The two dramas air this summer.

“The Vampire Diaries” is bringing back an old cast member
A character who hasn”t been seen in years will be back next season.

Maya Rudolph: I was asked to play Obama on “SNL” – I tried out my impression in front of the real Obama
This was in the fall 2007, before Fred Armisen”s Obama. “Luckily that never happened,” she says, “even though unfortunately we did it at dress (rehearsal) in front of the real Obama, which was truly humiliating and really embarrassing. I don”t look good dressed as a small man. I just looked awful, and I had zero impression.” PLUS: Watch a clip from “The Maya Rudolph Show” featuring “SNL” alums and Kristen Bell.

“Fresh Off the Boat”s” inspiration defends its “derogatory” title
Eddie Huang, the chef whose 2013 memoir of the same name inspired the ABC comedy, says: “There are people in every race who try to speak for everybody and try to legislate what you can think and what you can”t think, with no understanding of what it means to interpret an experience. It”s ‘fresh off the boat.” That”s a term that Asians call each other and we claim it and it”s worn with pride.” PLUS: What does “Fresh Off the Boat,” or “FOB,” mean?

WWE will stay on USA and Syfy
Vince McMahon has confirmed that there is a new multi-year deal with NBC Universal.

Diverse TV shows are proving to be good for business
Diversity is what advertisers want, and that has never been more apparent this upfront season.

Ranking 24 new shows in order of likely cancelation
Why “Manhattan Love Story” will be first to go, followed by “Bad Judge” then “Selfie.”

Which pilots are still alive?
Kevin Hart”s autobiographical sitcom is expected to be shopped, as well as Michael Imperioli”s “Saint Francis” and Rob Lowe”s tennis-themed “The Pro.”

Robin Wright opted not to get a face-lift before playing “House of Cards”” Claire Underwood
She did, however, get “the tiniest sprinkle of Botox twice a year.”

Inside a “Bachelor” casting cattle call
“A ‘Bachelor' casting call is practically an all-you-can-eat buffet of available, attention-seeking women,” writes Caitlin Mangum. “Possession of a pulse is pretty much the only dating criterion for many of those who have historically been on this show. These men had struck a gold mine, settlers in a desolate land of hairspray and cocktail dresses.”

Why are there no “pricks” on “Parks and Rec”?
All the male regulars, even Ron Swanson, are modern men who don”t degrade women.

The CW”s biggest affiliate owner is “not pleased” with the network
Tribune CEO Peter Liguori says the CW “should not program to (young) people who don”t watch television.”

CNN tonight ends its live 9 pm telecast
CNN had kept the 9 o”clock timeslot live before Larry King joined the network, since 1980.

How will “Marvels Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” influence Marvel movies?
Will there be more from the #ItsAllConnected tagline?

Amnesty International speaks out against “24” and “Homeland”
Both shows “have glorified torture to a generation,” says an Amnesty official.

“Family Ties” ended 25 years ago this week
Here”s remembering the NBC comedy”s most famous guest-stars, from River Phoenix to Joseph Gordon-Levitt.

Is Barbara Walters really retiring?
There is a sense that Friday won”t be the last time you”ll see Walters on TV.

“Mad Men” meets “The X-Men”
Watch the mashup “Mad X-Men: Don Draper's Future Past.” PLUS: Ben Feldman and Rich Sommer talk about pilot season process, and Harry Hamlin is holding off on watching the season finale of “Ray Donovan.”

Check out the fall TV grid
How every network schedule will stack up against each other this fall.

VH1 announces the cast of “Drumline” sequel
Alexandra Shipp will take over the main drummer role.

Jane Lynch films an “It Got Better” video
As a follow-up to “It Gets Better.”

“Bored to Death”s” Jonathan Ames to tackle Icelandic dramedy “World”s End”
The series will focus on a high school teacher who is committed and leads a revolt at a mental institution.

“The Big Bang Theory” is teaching male millennials how to behave like men
The CBS sitcom has evolved to show a progressive view of women.

“Modern Family”s” Jesse Tyler Ferguson remembers “The Class” on CBS
The canceled 2006 sitcom about a group of alums from an elementary school boasted a cast that included Ferguson, Lizzy Caplan, Jason Ritter, and several more familiar names.

WGN”s “Manhattan” gets a premiere date
The 1940s-set atomic bomb drama debuts July 27.

Good riddance to “Two and a Half Men”
The TV raunch pioneer was just plain unsavory.

“Dexter” gets spoofed with dog poo
The Showtime series has inspired “Dogster.”

“The Originals”” Joseph Morgan gets engaged to a former “Vampire Diaries” guest-star
Morgan met Persia White on the set of “The Vampire Diaries.”

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