Superman to Visit Supergirl, as a Boy

Norman Weiss
TV Tattle

Superman to visit Supergirl, as a boy

CW is seeking a 13-year-old actor with “future leading man looks” to play the young Kal-El, according to TV Line. He’ll first appear in the season’s 13th episode.


It was not Amazon’s decision to remove The Man in the High Castle’s Nazi imagery ads

New York City’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority decided to pull the ads because of pressure from the local government, Deadline reports. Amazon, meanwhile, had no regrets for creating the controversial ad campaign, according to a spokesman.


Jimmy Kimmel Live is doing a Shopathon for World AIDS Day

Kimmel will be joined by Bono, Scarlett Johansson and possibly arch-enemy Matt Damon for the Dec. 1 special episode that will benefit the RED charity. PLUS: Which One Direction member put his hand on Kimmel’s butt?


Watch the first promo for Grease: Live

The cast hand jives in this promo for the Jan. 31 live event.


Fox is using butt crack to promote Cooper Barrett’s Guide to Surviving Life

Check out the five posters for the upcoming comedy, including one with an empty toilet role.


Petition is urging Warner Bros. to stop dubbing The Big Bang Theory in Spanish

“Spanish is a beautiful language, but not in the mouth of Sheldon Cooper,” says Change.org petition-backer Yadira V.M. of Mexico, who would rather listen to the English version while reading subtitles. PLUS: Kaley Cuoco got a large butterfly tattoo to cover up her wedding date tattoo.


Charlie Sheen filmed a Fiat ad in September that may never air following his HIV revelation

According to Jalopnik, Fiat has shown the Sheen ad several times, but not in public. Now, the company won’t even admit it exists.


NBC is developing a university sex scandal drama

Fated will revolve around a sex scandal connecting the university’s president and head football coach, who are brothers.


Seth Meyers’ interview with Sarah Palin is a lesson on how to discuss politics during Thanksgiving dinner

The Late Night host corrected Palin on how the Syrian refugee vetting process works without looking like a jerk.


Everwood alum Tom Amandes to play Arrow villain The Calculator

Amandes will reunite with Everwood creator and Arrow boss Greg Berlanti playing the criminal mastermind also known as Noah Kuttler.


The Leftovers has elevated itself to greatness in Season 2

Damon Lindelof’s HBO drama, says Maureen Ryan, "has figured out this tricky balance between what we want as viewers and what we need as human beings: It may be the greatest example of how as show can leave behind most conventions of commercial television while deploying the TV tools it needs with consummate skill. This season, it’s filled with archetypes and strange images and primal moments, but it’s never, ever a slog.”


Anthony Bourdain: “If you can't tell jokes about Guy Fieri, comedy as we know it is dead.”

Bourdain says of his feud with the Food Network star: "I tell jokes about people sometimes.”


10 things that need to happen on The Unauthorized Friday Night Lights Musical

Including: "Jason Street Recites a Motivational Speech to Jason Street.”


Trevor Noah’s Daily Show just isn’t funny

The new correspondents are subpar, says Sarah Burris. And Trevor Noah "seems too unsure of himself to let the gestures and silliness fly. It’s as if he has impostor syndrome and won’t try new things for fear of failure. Even his deadpan is off.”


The art of the standalone episode is being lost to serialization

A lot of new TV shows, particularly those on streaming services, seem to care more about the season-long arc than individual episodes, says Alan Sepinwall. “But,” he adds, "when the story's not quite there, then those formless blobs intended as episodes become a real drag: necessary viewing to understand the overall plot, but not interesting viewing in the meantime, even as part of a day-long binge."


Why "Glenn’s ludicrous dumpster dodge” Walking Dead storyline was a big mistake

The AMC series could lose viewers if it doesn’t learn from the “Glennbiguity” of the past few weeks.


Jane the Virgin has one of the best, most accurate depictions of new motherhood

“The truly radical thing about this season of Jane the Virgin,” says Kathryn VanArendonk, "has been how much of these first episodes have been about the unavoidable, unglamorous, and absolutely life-consuming physical reality of new motherhood. Jane Villanueva uses a breast pump. Frequently. She worries about her milk supply. Her body does not bounce back instantly. She is exhausted, and her baby’s presence is a new constant in her life.”


How Being Mary Jane is redefining single womanhood

Creator Mara Brock Akil says she’s intentionally kept her title character single. "The working title of this was Single Black Female, because sometimes we’re reduced to those three words,” she says.


ABC Family announces winter premiere dates

Pretty Little Liars returns Jan. 12, followed by the debut of Shadowhunters.


It’s not even Thanksgiving, yet networks are already celebrating Christmas

Pre-Thanksgiving Christmas specials include History channel’s Christmas Through the Decades and Hallmark Channel’s Once Upon a Holiday, both airing on Thanksgiving Eve. PLUS: Here’s a Christmas TV specials calendar.


2015 has been the Year of HBO

HBO bosses reflect on a game-changing year, from The Jinx to Game of Thrones and Veep conquering the Emmys to the launch of HBO Now to acquiring Sesame Street and signing Bill Simmons and Jon Stewart.


What it’s like to run Chicago Fire

Co-creator and showrunner Derek Haas talks about working under the Dick Wolf empire.


PBS tells the true story of The Pilgrims

Documentarian Ric Burns tells the Pilgrims’ story tonight on American Experience.


Glee’s Harry Shum Jr. weds

Shum and his longtime girlfriend, actress Shelby Rabara, tied the knot over the weekend.