Mars colonization mission is set to become a reality show

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Mars colonization mission is set to become a reality show
Lionsgate TV is teaming up with Mars One as it aims to send people to live on Mars by no later than 2024.

Jay Leno talks retired life, says he speaks to Jimmy Fallon once or twice a week
Leno, speaking before his TV Hall of Fame induction, thinks Fallon is doing a “terrific” job and he”s excited to go out on “school nights.”

A&E intends to give “Those Who Kill” a 2nd chance after yanking it from the schedule
The serial killer drama starring Chloe Sevigny will be relaunched, according to Deadline, after two low-rated episodes.

ABC changes “Fresh Off the Boat”s” title to “Far East Orlando” – to the annoyance of some Asian-Americans
“'Far East' originates from 12th century Europe, outdated as hell,” says one Asian-American Twitter user. The ABC pilot is based on Eddie Huang”s book “Fresh Off the Boat,” a memoir of growing up as a Taiwanese immigrant in Florida.

Billy Eichner: “I would never talk to me”
The “Billy on the Street” star, whose show returns tonight, has been slapped once, but most people agree to talk to what the NY Times describes as “an army battalion led by a lunatic.” PLUS: How Eichner ended up on “Parks and Rec.”

“Dancing's” Tom Bergeron: Erin Andrews and Brooke Burke-Charvet are on good terms
Burke-Charvet and her “Dancing with the Stars” replacement have been communicating, says Bergeron. He also reveals that he personally lobbied Danica McKellar to join “Dancing” for several years.

Letterman consumes raw eggs – is Dave trying to go viral?
Looks like “The Late Show” is trying to get in on the viral game.

“Jeopardy!”s” Arthur Chu will make his talk show debut on Thursday
He”s set to chat with “Kelly and Michael.” PLUS: Why are Americans so protective of “Jeopardy!”?

Ken Jennings interviews “The Mother of ‘Jeopardy!”
Julann Griffin helped create the game show with her husband Merv Griffin 50 years ago. In her interview, she recalls the conversation they had in their car that led to the game show classic.

Judge Judy sues Connecticut lawyer who used her image in his ads
“Over my fifty-year career,” Judge Judith Sheindlin said in a statement, “I have never filed a lawsuit against anyone.”

“Mad Men”s” Matthew Weiner welcomes episode-by-episode over-analysis – for the most part
“As someone in the entertainment business, having that kind of interaction with your audience is extremely exciting,” he says. “But there's a big difference between the way you feel about a piece of work that's taken months, sometimes years to prepare – how you feel about it in the first 30 seconds after you've finished it… and how you feel about it in the context of an episode in a whole story. Even if you're binge-watching. Those are two different things. And the noise that happens immediately afterwards is very different from the resonance of the work. Good or bad.” PLUS: Weiner won”t tell you how to watch his show, the final season arc is like The Beatles” “Abbey Road,” and analyzing the new “Mad Men” photos.

Can “The Originals” exist without Rebekah?
Claire Holt”s absence may not bode well for the CW series.

“The Tomorrow People” has fun with its move to Mondays
Watch a promo touting Monday”s episode.

“Eating Shows” are all the rage in South Korea
Watching people devour food on web shows has become a viewing sensation.

“Free to Be… You and Me” turns 40
The ABC afterschool special that envisioned an idealistic gender-neutral future aired on March 11, 1974.

“Game of Thrones” has its own clothing line
An Australian company has a licensing deal to make dresses and leggings based on the HBO series.

Fox”s “Wonderfalls” turns 10 — it's connected to “Hannibal”
Like “Hannibal,” the critically acclaimed but short-lived whimsical Fox drama was from Bryan Fuller and starred Caroline Dhavernas.

How to be a “Conan” audience member
Conan O”Brien presents a humorous look at the audience-attendance process.

Why are this year”s “Idols” so boring?
It”s like “American Idol” didn”t even try this year, especially when other singing reality shows have compelling contestants.

Here are the most amazing “Amazing Race” injuries
From Charla's electrocution to Vanessa's sprained ankle.

“SVU”s” Kelli Giddish researched gambling addiction for tonight”s episode
She even learned from listening to Norm MacDonald in how to portray Rollins hitting rock bottom.

“Community”s” Danny Pudi makes his directing debut filming for ESPN
He interviewed members of the 1977 Marquette basketball team for “30 for 30.”

“HIMYM” wedding pics, revealed
Who is that crying?

Sci-fi TV pioneer Richard Coogan, AKA “Captain Video,” dies weeks before his 100th birthday
Coogan was one of TV”s first sci-fi stars, if not the first, starring on “Captain Video and his Video Rangers” from 1949 to 1955. He would”ve turned 100 on April 4.

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