Shy bladder group protests DirecTV ad starring ‘Painfully Awkward Rob Lowe’

Shy bladder group protests DirecTV ad starring “Painfully Awkward Rob Lowe”
The ad featuring “Painfully Awkward Rob Lowe” unable to pee at a urinal is in poor taste, says the CEO of the International Paruresis Association, which estimates that some 7% of Americans have some form of “shy bladder syndrome.” Members of the group have asked DirecTV to pull the ad, but the satellite company says the ads are staying put. PLUS: DirecTV unveils “Crazy Hairy Rob Lowe.”

A 2nd “Phantom of the Opera” TV series is in the works — from the director of “Amelie”
Two weeks after ABC and “Desperate Housewives” honcho Marc Cherry announced their “Phantom of the Opera,” Endemol announced it is remaking the classic French tale with Tony Krantz and “Amelie” director Jean-Pierre Jeunet.

Watch George R.R. Martin eat a hamburger on a 1987 episode of “Beauty and the Beast”
The “Game of Thrones” honcho recalled his cameo (watch it here) in an interview with George Stephanopoulos.

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“Gotham” ratings rise for the 1st time
Monday”s episode, the first to ditch the crime-of-the-week format, was up 9%, reversing weeks of ratings declines. PLUS: “Gotham” should change its name to “The Penguin Show.”

U2 will spend 1 week with Jimmy Fallon
“U2 is coming back Monday, November 17, for an entire week,” says Fallon. U2, which will be spending a week with Fallon as Metallica spends a week with Craig Ferguson, appeared on Fallon”s “Tonight Show” debut.

“Banshee” gets a Season 3 premiere date
Check out the poster for Season 3, which lists the Season 3 premiere as Jan. 9.

Kerry Washington: “Scandal” fans get mad at me for Olivia Pope's actions
As Washington tells Seth Meyers, she doesn”t write the show.

World Series MVP Madison Bumgarner gives Jimmy Fallon a pair of “Mad Bum” underpants
Watch as Fallon tried on the “Mad Bum” underwear.

Sherri Shepherd to recur on “Soul Man”
The former “View” co-host will reprise her Season 1 guest-starring role as Cedric”s unpredictable cousin Nikki.

“Olive Kittridge” debuts to 559,000
HBO aired the first two parts of the Frances McDormand back to back on Sunday.

Jon Hamm wore a cat sweatshirt to “@midnight”
Watch the “Mad Men” star quiz panelists on felines.

Watch the trailer for History channel”s “Sons of Liberty”
The miniseries starring Ryan Eggold, Michael Raymond-James and Henry Thomas as John Adams will air on Jan. 25-27.