CSI Breaks Guinness World Record for Largest TV Drama Simulcast

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CSI breaks the Guinness World Record for largest TV drama simulcast
The World CSI Day on March 4 was a massive success, with the April 2014 Kitty episode airing simultaneously in 171 countries.

American Express linked its ad to SNL‘s AmEx spoof after NBC tipped the company off
When the credit card company learned Chris Hemsworth was starring in a fake AmEx ad, it asked that its real ad featuring Mindy Kaling be shown as close to the spoof ad as possible.

Fusion to air Rebel with a Cause: The Sam Simon Story
The cable network was given access to The Simpsons co-creators final months of his life as he battled terminal cancer.

Scream Queens adds Nasim Pedrad
The SNL and Mulaney alum is the latest high-profile addition to the Ryan Murphy Fox anthology series. PLUS: Chicago Fire‘s Lauren German joins Lucifer, and Callie Thorne to star in TNT’s Breed.

Sleepy Hollow showrunner exits
Exec producer had been the Fox show’s boss during its entire run, including the disappointing 2nd season.

Elizabeth Banks and Paul Giamatti are poised to play tennis legends Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs
They’re in talks to star in the HBO film The Battle of the Sexes based on the duo’s legendary 1973 tennis match.

Charlie Sheen lashes out at Chuck Lorre over Two and a Half Men finale
“To go to that low, to be that immature, that completely un-evolved and that stupid. In my face, really?” Sheen tells TMZ. “You must feel safe, motherf–ker. You must feel safe where you live.”

Reign finds its Queen Elizabeth I
Fifty Shades of Grey actress Rachel Skarsten will become a series regular on the CW series.

Lester Holt’s NBC Nightly News is still No. 1
Holt nabbed 2.391 million viewers in the key demo last week, to 2.30 million for World News Tonight.

The Fall renewed for a 5-episode 3rd season with Gillian Anderson and Jamie Dornan
Check out the teaser trailer for the BBC series.

YouTube star’s The Grace Helbig Show to premiere on E! after The Soup
Helbig’s “hybrid talk show” premieres on April 3.

History channel enlists Peter Berg for a docuseries on the U.S. special forces
The Lone Survivor director will examine “the triumphs and tragedies of the modern battleground” over eight episodes.

Watch the 1st episode of PlayStation’s Powers
Sony has posted the pilot on YouTube.

The Facts of Life and Mama’s Family co-creator Jenna McMahon dies
McMahon, 89, and her late writing partner, Dick Clair, won three Emmys writing for The Carol Burnett Show. Their partnership led them to create It’s a Living, The Facts of Life and Mama’s Family.

Miller High Life delivery guy/Body of Proof alum Windell D. Middlebrooks is dead at 36
Middlebrooks, who also recurred on Scrubs and guested on Parks and Rec, was found unconscious at his home on Monday.