Ellen DeGeneres Gets Hillary Clinton to Play Patty-Cake with Scandal’s President Fitz

Norman Weiss
TV Tattle

Ellen DeGeneres gets Hillary Clinton to play patty-cake with Scandal’s President Fitz

The Democratic presidential candidate and Tony Goldwyn are Ellen’s guests on Monday’s show, which has already taped. Ellen told Clinton that Goldwyn was "the person whose job you're applying for."


Arrested Development Season 5 will be in the vein of Making a Murderer, but Jeffrey Tambor won't be playing a woman

True-crime fan Mitch Hurwitz -- who hopes to get Season 5 released before the presidential election -- says he's had to put off writing the new season because there has been too much art imitating life lately, especially with Donald Trump and next season focusing on a serialized murder mystery. Hurwitz adds that because of the Season 5 delay, he's had to scrap some storylines, including one where George Bluth Sr. becomes a woman, since Tambor is already doing Transparent.


CBS schedules Rush Hour for Thursdays, bumping Elementary to Sundays

The Rush Hour TV series debuts on CBS on Thursday, March 31, while Elementary will begin airing on Sundays on March 20. Elementary’s new timeslot will bump CSI: Cyber, which will get two midweek showings in March.


Jeffrey Donovan to get some Shut Eye on Hulu

The Burn Notice alum, fresh off a stint on Fargo, will star in a Hulu series playing a failed magician who becomes a psychic/conman who oversees a bunch of fortune-telling parlors in L.A.


Nancy Grace tonight will present “evidence you didn’t see in Making A Murderer

HLN has scheduled Nancy Grace Mysteries: Teresa Halbach, which will present “9 reasons why Steven Avery is guilty of murder.” PLUS: Donnie Wahlberg pens a Making a Murderer op-ed.


To get a Deadwood movie done, a whole lot of moving parts have to be in place

Creator David Milch is already working on another project and the very expensive and large Deadwood set would have to be resurrected. Also, the show’s large cast — who are working on other jobs — will have to be locked down.


Outlander
author promises not to pull a George R.R. Martin

"Unlike George, I write no matter where I am or what else I’m doing,” Diana Gabaldon said of her next book while speaking at TV press tour. PLUS: Watch a Season 2 teaser.


WGN America will show the premieres of Underground and Outsiders commercial-free

The Underground Railroad drama debuts Jan. 26, while the Appalachian-based Outsiders premieres on March 9.


Shades of Blue and Angel From Hell are each off to promising starts

The Jennifer Lopez drama and the Jane Lynch comedy each had solid debuts.


Grey’s Anatomy promotes Giacomo Gianniotti to series regular

Dr. Maggie Pierce’s love interest will be featured more on the ABC drama.


BBC America picks up Dirk Gently

An eight-episode series will follow the highly unconventional detective, based on the Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency from novelist Douglas Adams.


Starz developing 3 Spanish-language shows

Starz aims to cater to Latino audiences with the telenovela-based Maleficio, Pour Vida and supernatural thriller Santeria.


Meet Teen Wolf’s The Beast

Here’s your first look at the new big bad of the MTV drama.


Watch Beyonce join Channing Tatum on Lip Sync Battle

His wife and competitor Jenna Dewan Tatum was absolutely shocked by Beyonce’s surprise appearance.


Mila Kunis is producing a fashion drama for Freeform with Gossip Girl team

Made in L.A., from Kunis Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage, is based on the memoir by Juicy Couture’s founders.


Jimmy Fallon performed with Billy Joel at Madison Square Garden

The songs they sang last night include Sherry, Unchained Melody and The Lion Sleeps Tonight.