‘True Detective’ returns to its second-largest audience

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True Detective returns to its second-largest audience

About 3.2 million watched True Detective’s Season 2 premiere, which ranks just below the series high of 3.52 million for the Season 1 finale. Meanwhile, Dwayne Johnson’s Ballers debuted to 2.2 million and The Brink premiered to 1.6 million.

Eight is Enough
patriarch Dick Van Patten dies at 86

Van Patten, who died due to complications from diabetes, had numerous TV roles, including The Love Boat and, most recently, Hot in Cleveland.

Downton Abbey
may become a musical

The show’s composer, John Lunn, says he’s been working with creator Julian Fellowes on a live event that would be staged after Downton is over.

2.1 million tuned in for A Deadly Adoption

The Will Ferrell-Kristen Wiig Lifetime movie had less than half the viewership of the Whitney Houston biopic that aired earlier this year.

Kaitlyn Bristowe refuses to feel bad about having sex on The Bachelorette

Kaitlyn refused to be slut-shamed on last night’s episode. “This is marriage and part of that is intimacy,” she said. “If the physical part of the relationship isn’t there for me, that’s a deal breaker.” PLUS: Bristowe fires back at her social media critics, and Bristowe on why she cried.

Maya Rudolph debuts her Rachel Dolezal impression

Rudolph tells Seth Meyers that people keep telling her she looks like the controversial former NAACP president.

Caitlyn Jenner gets Simpson-ized

Contemporary artist aleXsandro Palombo has drawn a Simpsons version of Jenner’s Vanity Fair cover.

Jimmy Kimmel has kids prank their dads with breakfast in the shower

See Kimmel’s Father’s Day YouTube Challenge: “I Served My Dad Breakfast in the Shower.”

Walking Dead
Season 6 art previews a face-off between Rick and Morgan

The new key art is part of The Walking Dead’s Comic-Con appearance next month.

Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp
debuts retro trailer

Check out the ‘80s-themed trailer for the upcoming Netflix prequel series.

Perez Hilton will play Danny Tanner in a Full House musical spoof

Full House: The Musical Parody! will premiere in Toronto this summer before moving to New York City this fall.