Destination America Will Air a 5-Hour Train Ride for Thanksgiving

Norman Weiss
TV Tattle

Destination America will air a 5-hour train ride for Thanksgiving

“It’s for the person who finds the Yule Log too exciting,” a Discovery exec says of the five-hour slow TV stunt, which will be followed by an encore. Railroad Alaska: Real Time Train Ride will showcase Alaska’s 500-mile railway system.


Fox’s midseason schedule pairs New Girl with Grandfathered, Brooklyn Nine-Nine with The Grinder

All four shows will form a new Tuesday comedy block. Fox also announced that American Idol will kick off its final season on Jan. 6. Sleepy Hollow moves to Fridays, while Gotham returns Feb. 29 and Empire will wait until March 30 to show the remainder of its second season. Bones, meanwhile, is nowhere to be found on Fox's midseason schedule.


Fox’s Frankenstein drama gets its 3rd title: Second Chance

Second Chance was originally known as Frankenstein Code, before it was called Lookinglass.


Syfy orders reality show The Internet Ruined My Life

Each episode will tell of people whose lives were ruined by the internet, whether by tweet, Facebook post or Snapchat photo.


American Horror Story will be back for a 6th season

The sixth installment of the FX franchise will debut in fall 2016.


Shondaland’s TGIT will share “a special look” at Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Shonda Rhimes will join her Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal and How to Get Away with Murder casts on Thursday for the Star Wars exclusive.


Hospital denies treating a Real Housewives of Orange County star for cancer

Brooks Ayers last week presented documents claiming to show that he received cancer treatments at City of Hope medical center. A representative for City of Hope, however, says Ayers was never treated at its facility.


Shonda Rhimes doesn’t know how Grey’s Anatomy ends, but she has Scandal's series finale figured out

"We're inside Meredith's life. I'm dying to know where her life ends up,” she says of Grey’s Anatomy. “Scandal, I know where it ends. I know exactly where it begins and where it ends.”


Donald Trump on his “yuuuge” SNL ratings: “It was really fantastic”

“I was so happy to see when the numbers came in the following day when the ratings — it made me very happy to see because it is a lot of work and it is a lot of pressure,” The Donald tells Fox News.  “The number of viewers — I guess it was almost 50 percent higher than opening night, which was with Hillary and Miley Cyrus.” PLUS: Trump’s Secret Service name is “Mogul."


Why isn’t BBC America showing The Graham Norton Show anymore?

Norton’s long-running talk show used to air one-week delayed on BBC America, but not anymore as of last month.


Aziz Ansari pens a NY Times article about his interview with Fisher Stevens on playing an Indian character

Ansari has been fixated on Stevens’ Indian character from Short Circuit 2 since he was a little kid.


Silicon Valley stars tried
disastrously to explain their elaborate penis math joke to NASA scientists

Kumail Nanjiani and Martin Starr’s repeating of the joke was greeted with silence.


Why more nuns should be competing on reality TV

A nun competing last night on Chopped made for great reality television.


Fox orders Son of Zorn starring the voice of Jason Sudeikis

The live-action/animated comedy hails from the producers behind The Last Man on Earth and The Lego Movie.


Arrow-Flash crossover unveils its “Team Photo”

Who will appear on the crossover, besides Hawkgirl and Hawkman?


CNBC star Donny Deutsch’s scripted comedy Donny! has a certain crass, infuriating charm

The Big Idea With Donny Deutsch host's sitcom, premiering tonight, rips off Curb Your Enthusiasm, but it’s not nearly as good — yet Deutsch is good enough for the premise. PLUS: Shirtless Donny! is just not funny, and how Deutsch ended up with his own sitcom.