Craig Ferguson Will Play ‘Agoraphobic Recluse’ in ABC Comedy Pilot

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Craig Ferguson will play an “agoraphobic recluse” in an ABC comedy pilot
On The King of 7B, the former Late Late Show host is going back to his acting roots, playing a man who ventures outside for the first time in 11 years to meet whom he believes is his soul mate, who moves in across the street.

Kelly Osbourne quits E!’s Fashion Police
According to TMZ, Osbourne — who threatened to quit earlier this week if Giuliana Rancic didn’t apologize for her Zendaya joke — had been “at odds” with producers since the first episode taped without Joan Rivers.

New Game of Thrones poster features a dragon coming face-to-face Tyrion Lannister
Check out the official poster for Season 5.

New Girl welcomes Jack McBrayer and Regis Philbin for the season finale
Philbin, whose daughter J.J. served as a New Girl consulting producer, will play himself, while McBrayer will play a character named “Wally.”

Netflix doesn’t sell ads, but product placement is allowed on House of Cards
Anheuser-Busch InBev has signed on to become the official beer of the Netflix series, while Samsung has also signed a product placement deal. PLUS: Which protest group made a cameo on Season 3?

Jimmy Kimmel enlists real doctors for a profanity-laced pro-vaccine PSA
“I cannot f—king believe we have to make this PSA,” says one doctor.

Killing Jesus unveils its crucifixion scene
Haaz Sleiman plays Jesus Christ in the movie based on Bill O’Reilly’s book, airing Palm Sunday.

Chicago Fire adds Eric Mabius
The Ugly Betty alum will play s trip club owner in a recurring role.

Community books Billy Zane
His guest appearance will involve Britta.

Baby Daddy renewed
ABC Family has ordered a 5th season of the hit sitcom.

Appreciating Leonard Nimoy, whose Spock one of TV history’s greatest characters
Trek and Nimoy,” says Matt Zoller Seitz, “built Spock, the Vulcans, and their entire history out of bits and pieces of lived experience, which is why their world continues to exert such powerful fascination. And on a more basic level, there’s Spock’s struggle to be that which he’s not necessarily inclined to be: cool, rational, divorced from feeling. His mother is human, his father Vulcan; he is neither and both, a warrior who always reaches first for the peaceful solution, and who is in some way doomed, like The Searchers‘ Ethan Edwards, never to entirely belong to the civilization he’s sworn to protect. PLUS: Syfy to celebrate Nimoy with a marathon, Nimoy wasn’t always comfortable with his Spock persona, Nimoy made Spock a mystical force, Obama pays tribute: “I loved Spock,” Nimoy made 2 of the funniest Simpsons episodes even funnier, Nimoy’s top Spock moments, The Simpsons boss and Conan O’Brien remember working with Nimoy, and until Star Trek, “television didn’t really have anyone that distinctively — and irresistibly — coldblooded, cerebral and punctilious.”