Three Republican Candidates Request Equal Time on NBC Following Donald Trump's SNL Episode

Norman Weiss
TV Tattle

Three Republican candidates request equal time on NBC following Donald Trump's SNL episode

Former New York Gov. George Pataki, U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham and Ohio Gov. John Kasich have each requested 12 minutes and five seconds of airtime on NBC affiliates in response to Donald Trump hosting Saturday Night Live. Of the three, only Kasich has been able to debate among the top-tier candidates, while the rest have received very little media coverage.


ABC announces midseason schedule: Shonda Rhimes’ The Catch to air on Shondaland Thursdays

The Catch, the latest Shondaland drama, will take over How to Get Away with Murder’s timeslot starting March 24. The Bachelor returns Jan. 4 for its 20th season. Marvel’s Agent Carter will be back on Jan. 5, while Galavant will borrow Once Upon a Time’s Sunday timeslot starting Jan. 3 PLUS: Castle won’t go on winter hiatus — it’ll return Jan. 4.


Report: Charlie Sheen is disclosing his HIV status on Today because of lawsuit threats

According to TMZ, Sheen has known he’s been HIV positive for more than a year. Meanwhile, Hollywood PR crisis manager Howard Bragman tells People he was approached six months ago to work with Sheen, but never had contact with him directly. Says Bragman: "The interview could open up a lot of sympathy for him, but he has to be concerned about a fear of litigation from former sexual partners. You don't take that lightly." UPDATE: TMZ now says Sheen will say HIV is "undetectable" in his system after two years of treatment.


Seth Rogen joins Vanderpump Rules to promote his Christmas movie

Watch him recreate the opening credits for The Night Before.


NCIS star Pauley Perrette’s alleged attacker faces up to 4 years in prison

TMZ reports David Merck, 45, was charged with one felony count of making a criminal threat and one count of false imprisonment by violence.


Downton Abbey finale details revealed

Lily James and Matt Barber are returning as Lady Rose and Atticus Aldridge, respectively. PLUS: Matthew Crawley and Lady Sybil were almost killed together in a crash.


Guy Fieri on Anthony Bourdain: "I don’t like him talking sh--"

The Parts Unknown host has “definitely gotta have issues,” says Food Network star Fieri. “It’s actually disappointing,” he adds. “I don’t like him making fun of people, and I don’t like him talking s—. And he’s never talked s— to my face.”


Here’s you first look at Queen Latifah, Common and Uzo Aduba on The Wiz Live!

They are playing, respectively, The Wiz, the Emerald City gatekeeper and Glinda the Good Witch.


NBC unveils a trailer for comedy streaming service Seeso

A month-long beta trial period begins on Dec. 3.


Longmire alum Bailey Chase is headed to Twin Peaks and Grimm

While his Twin Peaks role is being kept under wraps, he’ll play the leader of a Wesen revolutionary group on Grimm.


Watch the Conan in Armenia trailer

On Tuesday’s special episode, Conan O’Brien and his longtime assistant Sona, who’s of Armenian descent, have an emotional visit to the Armenian Genocide Memorial. Conan also got to appear in a soap opera and herd sheep.


TBS developing The D, a Detroit inner-city comedy about a guy and his puppet

The D will star comedian Chris Powell, a Detroit native, who will be featured with his “inner-city version of Elmo.”


Silicon Valley hires a female salesperson for Pied Piper

Actress Erin Breen will recur in Season 3.