Dr. Dre is Starring in Apple’s First Scripted TV Series

Norman Weiss
TV Tattle

Dr. Dre is starring in Apple’s first scripted TV series

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the rapper/mogul, who joined Apple as part of his $3 billion Beats deal, is filming Vital Signs, a dark semi-autobiographical drama that will feature at least one orgy scene. Dr. Dre will also executive produce the six-episode series that will stream on Apple Music. It’s unclear, however, if it’ll be available on Apple or iTunes.


Fox orders Lethal Weapon TV pilot, starring Damon Wayans Sr. as Roger Murtaugh

Wayans will take on the Danny Glover role in the TV series inspired by hit movie franchise. No word yet on who will play Martin Riggs.


Better Call Saul gets a Talking Saul talk show

AMC will air a live aftershow for the AMC spinoff following the Season 2 premiere and finale. PLUS: Bob Odenkirk gives Jimmy Fallon a 1-minute nonsensical Saul recap.


CBS to air reality-themed The Price is Right primetime specials

The three specials will feature the contestants, fans and hosts of CBS’ Survivor, Big Brother and The Amazing Race.


President Obama opts not to dance during his first visit to Ellen since taking office

Previous dancers, he told Ellen, “set the bar too high.”


Kelly Ripa gets emotional celebrating her 15th Live! anniversary

At the end of this morning’s anniversary special, Ripa got choked up when handed a golden Tinker Bell statue.


HBO teases Veep Season 5

Selina Meyer returns April 24.


Cameron Crowe’s Roadies gets a trailer and a premiere date

The hourlong Showtime comedy about a rock band’s road crew starring Luke Wilson and Carla Gugino debuts June 26.


The Walking Dead’s Emily Kinney joins ABC’s Conviction

She’ll play a paralegal on the legal drama led by Hayley Atwell.


Watch Kerry Washington as Anita Hill in the first trailer for HBO’s Confirmation

The TV movie based on the Clarence Thomas hearings is due on April 16, starring Greg Kinnear as Joe Biden and Wendell Pierce as Clarence Thomas.


Meredith’s brutal Grey’s Anatomy attack was the perfect stunt episode

"Shonda Rhimes knows her way around a stunt,” says Kevin Fallon, adding: "Rhimes is a skilled maestro, masterfully conducting the loud, bombastic swell of the stunt episode, the must-see TV event. She crashed a ferry. She crashed an airplane. She killed McDreamy. She blew up Coach Taylor and made her poor damn cast sing for an hour. And Thursday night? She proved not only that she's still got the touch, but, for a series that's been on for 12 seasons and many people have written off as a broadcast relic in an age of streaming cable, that Grey's Anatomy is still capable of a first-class viewing experience.” PLUS: Denzel Washington’s direction proved very effective.


Critics pan the London play that kept Matthew Perry from the Friends reunion

One critic called Perry's debut play The End Of Longing "a curious waste of time, money and effort — and I’m sure I won’t be the only one watching this rickety star vehicle who’s left longing for the end.”


Grey’s Anatomy returns down, Scandal and How to Get Away with Murder tie series lows

Each Shondaland show was down a respective 4%, 15% and 19%.


Watch Kristen Wiig attempt to impersonate Peyton Manning

Wiig cracked up Jimmy Fallon with her nonimpression of the Super Bowl-winning quarterback.


Alison Brie admits to peeing on her vintage Mad Men undergarments

It took her a season and a half to learn they were supposed to be worn as underwear.


ESPN’s Pardon the Interruption hosts have “probably” seen each other naked

Michael Wilbon and Tony Kornheiser talked last night to Jimmy Kimmel about hosting their 15-year staple.


NBC Universal is launching a reality TV streaming service, but not in the U.S.

The service, dubbed “Hayu,” will be available in UK, Ireland and Australia.