HBO Renews Game of Thrones, Veep and Silicon Valley

Norman Weiss
TV Tattle

HBO renews Game of Thrones, Veep and Silicon Valley

Amid talk of a shortened Seasons 7 and 8, HBO’s Game of Thrones renewal for next year doesn’t reveal how many episodes Season 7 will contain. There has been talk of a shortened Seasons 7 and 8. HBO picked up Veep and Silicon Valley for a respective sixth and fourth seasons.


Prince is dead at age 57

The legendary musician and MTV icon, whose 2007 Super Bowl halftime show is considered one of the most memorable, was found dead early this morning at his home in Minnesota, according to TMZ. Two years ago, Prince played himself on the post-Super Bowl episode of New Girl.


MTV aims to lure millennials back with music-themed shows and revival of Unplugged and Cribs

MTV announced 14 new shows today, four of which revolve around music, including a hip-hop competition from Mark Burnett and a weekly music series with Justin Bieber’s manager Scooter Braun. A reimagined Unplugged will be brought back, as will a special version of Cribs for Snapchat.


The Spelling Bee will try to avoid ties with longer rounds and harder words

The Scripps National Spelling Bee has finished in ties the last two years.


Loveline to end after 33 years

The Dr. Drew co-hosted radio staple that became an MTV series from 1996 to 2000 will sign off for good next Thursday, with the help of former co-host Adam Carolla. Loveline started in 1983 as a weekly late-night radio show about sex and relationships on KROQ, launched by the disc jockey known as The Poorman, who enlisted Dr. Drew Pinsky's help. (The Poorman, who was fired from the show in 1993, later went on to create a brief 1994 TV version of Loveline, called The Love Channel.)


Time’s 100 Most Influential include Aziz Ansari, Gina Rodriguez, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Taraji P. Henson

Also making the list are Idris Elba, with a tribute from The Wire’s David Simon, Gael García Bernal and Caitlyn Jenner. Time got Rita Moreno to pay tribute to Jane the Virgin’s Rodriguez, Broad City’s Abbi and Ilana call Ansari “TV’s new romantic,” Lena Dunham honored Louis-Dreyfus by calling her “relevant as heck,” and Lee Daniels says Empire star Henson is “the modern Bette Davis.”


Louis CK would like to revive Horace and Pete … with Two and a Half Men’s Angus T. Jones!?

The comedian talked even more about his self-made show on today’s Marc Maron WTF podcast. In addition to teasing that Jones’ small but important role with Horace and Pete, Louis CK said: “I cry about the show a lot… I miss it a lot, you know? And I want to do it again I knew at one point, this is a 10-act play and it’s gonna be over. And there’s ways we can continue, and that bar’s in storage, and I’ve thought about writing other things and I might.


American Gods books Cloris Leachman

Peter Stormare will join the 89-year-old Leachman on the Starz series. Leachman will play Zorya Vechernyaya, "the eldest of three sisters who watch over the constellations, guarding against horrors forgotten by modern man.”


Angie Tribeca loads up on even more big-name guest-stars for Season 2

James Franco will be back, joined by Heather Graham, Mary McCormack, Joey McIntyre, Joe Jonas, Maya Rudolph and ER alums Naoh Wyle and Eriq La Salle.


Kelly Ripa left her home this morning carrying a book titled David and Goliath

The Live star was all smiles holding Malcolm Gladwell's David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants in plain sight.


GMA played Hillary Clinton a montage of all the SNL impressions of her

After watching the montage, Clinton said, "Oh, my gosh, they all have little bits and pieces. And, you know, I've probably laughed as much as anybody because there's always a little truth in it, I hate to confess."


Humans Season 2 adds Carrie-Anne Moss

She’ll be joined by Nashville‘s Sam Palladio on Season 2.


The Americans star Alison Wright talks about Martha’s big episode

Wright won’t rule out an even bigger episode for her character: "It ain’t over yet – let’s put it like that.” PLUS: Being a Russian translator on The Americans can be tough work.


Stephen Colbert’s Bubble Burst Bernie game goes viral, but not on YouTube

While the original clip from Tuesday’s Late Show has attracted about 50,000 views on YouTube, a Gif somebody made of The Late Show game has attracted 5 million views in less than 24 hours.


James Corden adds himself to Game of Thrones’ Hall of Faces

Watch The Late Late Show host spoof the Season 6 teaser.


SNL releases Peter Dinklage and Gwen Stefani’s full Space Pants song

“I am wearing space pants,” Dinklage sings in the April 2 sketch. “My pants are a tour of the solar system.”