Peter Jackson Hints He’s Ready to Direct Doctor Who

Norman Weiss
TV Tattle

Peter Jackson hints he’s ready to direct Doctor Who

The Lord of the Rings director has posted a comic video to his Facebook page, featuring Peter Capaldi handing him a BBC contract.


History channel will devote 2 hours tonight to The Making of Trump

A new documentary will get to the bottom of what’s behind presidential candidate Donald Trump’s “quest for power.”


Christmas in Washington
canceled after 33 years

Last year’s broadcast of the holiday staple, which debuted on NBC in 1982 before moving to TNT in 1998, was its last. A new network sponsor could not be found for 2015. Christmas in Washington featured the first family and benefitted the Children’s National Health System.


Transparent’s Season 2 premiere debuts tonight for Amazon Prime members

The Season 2 premiere will be available in advance of the full season premiere on Dec. 11.


American Idol's new final season trailer features Kanye West, Sanjaya and William Hung

A new promo celebrates the Fox reality show’s joke contestants. PLUS: Idol is bringing back Nigel Lythgoe to produce the series finale.


Supergirl picked up for 7 more episodes

That brings the CBS drama’s freshman year total to 20 episodes, which is slightly below the standard 22.


South Park is being blamed for a Massachusetts middle school's redhead-kicking incident

School officials are blaming the 2005 episode Ginger Kids for a recent bullying behavior.


How the Glenn incident ruined The Walking Dead’s midseason finale

With Glenn’s recent non-death followed by last night's death, says Alan Sepinwall, "you aren't just undermining the illusion of life and death stakes; you're actively telling the audience not to worry about this or any future peril in which our heroes find themselves. You're just inviting the audience to stand around, slack-jawed, like Rick and the gang on Jessie's porch, marveling at the spectacle but untouched by any of it.” PLUS: Walking Dead's latest casualty speaks, this episode was a full of delayed gratification, Coming soon: villain Negan, and the midseason finale was the perfect mix of hope, despair, and a seemingly endless number of zombies.


Damon Lindelof explains The Leftovers’ latest shocking twist

Says Lindelof: "I don’t want to totally demystify the writing process of the episode, but with that particular reveal, there was a trajectory of ideas that fell [into place] very, very early on as we designed the season.”


E! renews The Rich Kids of Beverly Hills for a 4th season

Roxy Sowlaty and Taylor-Ann Hasselhoff won’t be back when the E! reality show returns for a fourth season next year.


CMT to honor Nashville

The country music cable channel is paying tribute to the ABC drama with its first-ever International Impact Award.


Amy Schumer shows off her SNL battle wounds

"This is what happens when you repeatedly run into a fake airplane door,” she posted on Instagram. PLUS: Schumer posts a naked photo taken by Annie Leibovitz


NCIS star Michael Weatherly arrested for DUI

Weatherly could face six months in jail after being charged with two counts of DUI.


Watch Scarlett Johansson sing with Barry Manilow to promote Jimmy Kimmel’s RED Shopathon

Tuesday’s Jimmy Kimmel Live Shopathon will benefit Bono’s RED ADS-fighting campaign.


Mad Men’s Matthew Weiner will direct an Orange Is the New Black episode

This will mark Weiner’s first time directing a project he didn’t write.


Amazon orders its first UK drama series

The Collection will consist of eight episodes, telling the story of an illustrious Paris fashion house after World War II.


Watch Luther’s new trailer

Idris Elba’s detective character will be back on BBC America on Dec. 17.


Seinfeld
stars recreated their characters for a fan dying of cancer

Even Seinfeld vet Al Roker pitched in to help 67-year-old super-fan Jim Calder.


Ice-T and Coco welcome a daughter

"Welcome the new arrival of Chanel Nicole,” Coco wrote on Instagram. "A beautiful healthy 5.7 pound and 18 inch baby girl. Ice and I are so proud! I cried while she  was coming out I was so excited to meet her!"


Chelsea Peretti and Jordan Peele are engaged

The Brooklyn Nine-Nine star and the Key & Peele alum announced their engagement on Twitter over the weekend.