NBC Renews Chicago Fire and Chicago P.D.

Norman Weiss
TV Tattle

NBC renews Chicago Fire and Chicago P.D.

The Peacock renewed two more shows Monday, granting Chicago Fire and Chicago P.D. a respective fifth and fourth season.


E! orders Famously Single reality show, plus an online talk show for The Royals

The Royal Hangover will premiere online starting Sunday, while Famously Single will feature “celebrities” like Pauly D and Brandi Glanville who have been unlucky with love.


How does Donald Trump’s ratings compare to SNL’s highest-rated episodes?

Five years ago, Betty White was able to draw more eyeballs to SNL. PLUS: 10 things we learned from Marc Maron’s epic Lorne Michaels interview.


Hannibal fan Steven Spielberg asked Bryan Fuller to revive Amazing Stories

Says Fuller: "I got a phone call from Steven Spielberg’s office asking for a meeting, and I went in and I sat down with Mr. Spielberg and he was very, very complimentary about Hannibal and how well it is produced, and [he] asked me if I would produce Amazing Stories and make sure it was as beautiful as Hannibal, and I said, ‘I will do whatever you want me to do, Mr. Spielberg.’"


Making TV is hard work, Oprah says in defense of the Kardashians

Oprah Winfrey disagrees with Rebel Wilson’s recent complaint that the Kardashians have “no talent.” Says Oprah: "People don’t understand that, people think, 'Oh, if a television camera’s just following you, then that’s just easy.’ To really create a reality series that looks like something’s actually happening, it means you have to be on all the time."


John Mulaney wouldn’t change anything about his canceled Fox sitcom Mulaney

"If I had to go back, I would have made the show I made because I wanted to make that show,” he says. "I wanted to get it out of my system. It wasn’t like if I could go back in time I’d do a single-cam.”


HBO is not making an Andre The Giant documentary with Bill Simmons

A recent Page Six report is false.


Julia Roberts would never appear on American Horror Story

Even though her niece, Emma Roberts, is an AHS regular, Julia Roberts says she’s “the most fitful scaredy cat” and a billboard for the show “gives me the willies."


Lifetime passes on Clan of the Cave Bear

Ron Howard and Brian Grazer will try to shop the project, based on Jean M. Auel’s best-selling prehistoric novels, to another network.


Flesh and Bone’s shocking plot twist, explained

Creator Moira Walley-Beckett says of Sunday’s premiere: "I was really interested in shining light and giving it a thorough exploration, and also wondering how these things can happen.“


Aziz Ansari discusses the music of Master of None

Turns out Fletcher & the Fixins is not a real country band.


Adele gets Simpson-ized

Artist aleXsandro Palombo offered his The Simpsons treatment of the Hello singer. PLUS: What happens when you freeze-frame The Simpsons?


Check out Vivica A. Fox on Empire as Cookie’s sister

Fox will play Cookie’s sister, Candace, on the Nov. 18 episode.


Snoop Dogg’s YouTube series GGN is headed to Revolt TV

Snoop’s Double G News Network will premiere on Revolt on Wednesday.


Damon Lindelof recalls falling into a deep depression while working on Lost

The Leftovers co-creator says the depression really kicked in when he was left in charge after J.J. Abrams left to direct Mission: Impossible III.


Why Jane the Virgin picked that guy

Showrunner Jennie Urman says: "Things can always change. We’re in a telenovela.”


Fargo alum joins Person of Interest

Josh Close, who played Martin Freeman’s brother on Season 1, will play a “very interesting” character on the CBS drama.


AMC teases Better Call Saul Season 2

There’s not much new in these two short teasers.