Kiefer Sutherland Says He’s Not Done Playing Jack Bauer

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Kiefer Sutherland says he’s not done playing Jack Bauer

Sutherland, a producer on the Bauer-less 24: Legacy, won’t rule out reprising his famous character, telling Rolling Stone: "I think it's going to be incredibly liberating for the writers to not have to figure out one more bad day for Jack Bauer. They get to write for new characters. And Bauer's still out there, so you never know what's going to happen.” Sutherland also says of his new show, ABC’s Designated Survivor, in which he plays the president of the United States, "I have not been as excited about doing something as I am right now, since the early days of 24.”


SNL
created a Super Bowl Shuffle for the GOP establishment, starring Kate McKinnon as Lindsey Graham

Watch the anti-Donald Trump Republican “establishment” sing and dance in an unaired sketch.


Kerry Washington calls out Adweek for photoshopping her cover photo

In an Instagram post expressing her gratitude to Adweek, the Scandal star wrote of the photoshopped changes: "I just felt weary. It felt strange to look at a picture of myself that is so different from what I look like when I look in the mirror. It's an unfortunate feeling.” PLUS: Adweek responds.


The People v. O.J. Simpson left Cuba Gooding Jr. in a dark place

“There really is a darkness when you are playing someone psychotic you have to go there mentally,” he says. "It’s almost like we look over a cliff and picture yourself falling so that gives you a fear of it. So this is falling for six months and kind of what that means to you.”


Twitter reportedly won NFL's Thursday Night Football streaming rights despite not having the highest bid

According to Slate, the NFL wanted to partner with Twitter — despite Facebook having a higher bid — for just $10 million to reach the young, cord-cutting demo that league is targeting.


Hulu’s Regina Hall comedy Crushed won’t film in North Carolina due to its new anti-gay law

The Napa wine-making family comedy was set to shoot in Charlotte.


Report: Despite its renewal, Cartoon Network’s Uncle Grandpa is actually ending

The animated series was picked up last week for a fifth season, but Cartoon Brew says the announcement was “disingenuous” and a “savvy way to spin bad news” when, in fact, the show’s crew is being laid off.

 

Castle! NCIS!: Hillary Clinton tells The View all the primetime TV dramas she watches

They include: Madam Secretary, The Good Wife, “all varieties” of NCIS, Scandal, Grey’s Anatomy and Castle.


Thanks to Full Frontal, Samantha Bee has eclipsed John Oliver as Jon Stewart’s true heir

Trevor Noah’s Daily Show is irrelevant, says Kristin Hunt, and Oliver’s Last Week Tonight, while great, is more like 60 Minutes or Frontline compared to Stewart's Daily Show. As Hunt notes, “what Stewart was aiming to do...was help you process and get over that dumb, viral soundbite some senator dropped on CNN the other day. Samantha Bee knows how to do that, too—better than anyone else on TV right now.”


Seth Meyers is returning to The Mindy Project as a new character: himself

The Late Night host previously appeared in a Season 1 episode as a guy named “Matt.” PLUS: Tabasco creates Mindy hot sauce.


Prestige comedies are helping change the way we see addiction

Comedies like Girls, Love and Flaked, says Sarah Hepola, "are showing more nuanced portraits of recovery than we’ve ever seen on television, and they’re asking the same questions problem drinkers ask themselves: What is addiction, exactly?”


Glamour apologizes to Amy Schumer for implying she was “plus-size”

Although Schumer was part of a special “plus-size” issue, Glamour editor in chief Cindi Leive tweeted: "We love Amy Schumer, & would never want to offend her. To be clear, @glamourmag special edition never called her plus-size…”


Game of Thrones’ Maisie Williams: "You are either a normal person or a sexist”

Recalling when she was first asked about feminism at age 12, Williams tells EW, "I remember thinking, 'Isn’t that just like everyone?' And then I realized everyone is not a feminist, unfortunately. But I also feel like we should stop calling feminists “feminists” and just start calling people who aren’t feminist “sexist” – and then everyone else is just a human. You are either a normal person or a sexist. People get a label when they’re bad. Because it works the other way, as well. A lot of men have it hard too.” PLUS: Emilia Clarke would like Game of Thrones to end with a lot of male nudity.


Nickelodeon renews School of Rock for Season 2

A renewal of the TV show based on the movie comes weeks after its premiere.


Rhea Seehorn: Better Call Saul can be “sexy” while avoiding sex scenes

As she notes, a lot of Kim and Jimmy’s relationship "happens between the lines.”


Read an oral history of Happy Endings

The ABC comedy’s fifth anniversary is next week.


Watch Weird Al Yankovic’s first Comedy Bang! Bang! promos as its new bandleader

Weird Al released two promos showing the comedic chemistry between him and Scott Aukerman.


Frank Underwood’s House of Cards’ rowing machine maker has tripled produciton in the past 5 years

“We can’t seem to keep them in stock,” says one seller of the WaterRower.


Kelly Rowland begins her quest to find the next Destiny’s Child on BET

Rowland will seek new talent via her new Chasing Destiny reality show, premiering tonight.


Veep’s Anna Chlumsky is pregnant with her 2nd child

Chhlumsky is already mom to a 2 1/2-year-old daughter.