‘Mermaids’ sets an Animal Planet ratings record

“Mermaids” special sets an Animal Planet ratings record

“Mermaids: The New Evidence” scored 3.6 million viewers — it topped the Puppy Bowl.

James Lipton recalls his past as a pimp

The “Actor’s Studio” host admits he was a pimp in Paris in the ’50s.

How the internet ruined “Arrested Development”
The internet created expectations so lofty that Mitch Hurwitz couldn’t have met them. PLUS: In defense of “Arrested’s” Netflix edition, and Season 4 ruined “Arrested” as a Communist utopia, “Arrested” episodes were pirated 100,000 times on the first day, and Netflix’s stock drops after “Arrested’ premiere.

“Mike & Molly’s” tornado-delayed season finale will air Thursday

The season finale will be shown at 8:30 on Thursday.

Ex-Fox reality star to direct a reboot of the “Leprechaun” movie franchise
Zach Lipovsky was featured on the 2007 reality show “On the Lot” from Mark Burnett, Steven Spielberg and David Geffen.

Has Betty emerged as the “hero” of “Mad Men”?
As Darren Franich points out, “in a season that looks more and more like a pre-apocalyptic portrait of troubled human beings preparing to collapse in on themselves, Betty right now looks like the one character who has achieved a measure of contentment, even grace.” PLUS: This has become the season of rooting against Don Draper, and why is everyone so unlikable this season?

Why do we binge-watch TV?
Is binge-watching changing our culture?

Meet “Dexter’s” new neuropsychiatrist
Charlotte Rampling guest-stars this season as Dr. Evelyn Vogel.

“True Blood” music director prefers the vampire series to “Dexter”

Gary Calamar, who supervises the music of both shows, says: “It is probably my most rewarding show that I work on.”

“The Glades” and “Longmire” return to bigger ratings
Both A&E series were up on last year’s season premieres.

Done deal: LuAnn de Lesseps rejoins “Real Housewives”
She was the last remaining holdout from the NYC edition.

Kaley Cuoco: Travel Channel should cancel “Bizarre Foods”

The “Big Bang Theory” star tweeted: “I dnt thnk Bizarre Foods on travel,should b allowed on air.It’s gross and involves animal cruelty. Dnt care if my tweet receives ‘backlash'”

NBC will air “The Women’s Concert for Change”,” headlined by Beyonce

The London concert event will air June 2 with performances from Jennifer Lopez, Jay Z, Ellie Goulding, Florence + the Machine and others.

Presenting the worst of “The Bachelorette”

One guy immediately asked for sex, another brought his kid. PLUS: “Bachelorette” by the numbers, and ex-“Bachelorette” star Kasey Kahl avoids prison.

How are Israeli fans of “Prisoner of War” reacting to “Homeland”?
Gideon Raff, the creator of the Israeli series that inspired “Homeland,” says: “The Israeli show is more of an emotional journey, a dramatic exploration of these characters.” PLUS: Check out “Homeland” filming at the Charlotte Observer, and “This Week” profiles “Homeland.”

Watch Mel Brooks’ PBS documentary tribute

“Mel Brooks: Make a Noise” was part of the “American Masters” series.

Download Fred Armisen’s “SNL” farewell song
“Ian Rubbish” recorded “It’s a Lovely Day” in studio.

Mayim Bialik is officially divorced
“The Big Bang Theory” star and her husband since 2003 split houses in their settlement.

“Girls” star is struggling with her Kickstarter

Zosia Mamet is trying to fund a music video for her hipster folk band.

“Supernanny” Jo Frost returns tonight in “Family S.O.S.”
The TLC reality show tries to expand on Frost’s expertise.