MTV’s ‘Scream’ has an OK debut

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MTV’s Scream has an OK debut

Following months of promotion and built-in name recognition, about 1 million viewers checked out the premiere of the MTV series based on the horror franchise. PLUS: Why Scream was so wrong.

stars’ contracts have expired

As producer Gaumont International Television seeks a new home for Hannibal, the cast has become free agents as of today.

Donald Trump posts a recent letter from NBC’s boss praising his “generosity”

“Very loyal guy,” Trump wrote sarcastically about NBC Entertainment chairman Bob Greenblatt’s letter. PLUS: NFL legend Emmitt Smith bails as a judge on Miss USA.

Lifetime greenlights a movie about Charles Manson’s women

Manson’s Lost Girls will focus on the Manson trio of Linda Kasabian, Susan Atkins and Leslie Van Houten, with The Mentalist star Jeff Ward taking on the Manson role.

AMC hopes Foodies becomes its first comedy

The half-hour comedy currently in development would revolve around L.A.’s fast-paced culinary world.

How Maddie Ziegler ended up dancing on Pretty Little Liars

The Dance Moms vet, known for appearing in Sia’s music videos, asked through her agency if she could be on the ABC Family series. Ziegler is a big fan, and her agency represents Pretty Little Liars’ executive producer.

Game of Thrones
coming out with realistic toy construction sets

You can soon build your own Iron Throne room, or a Attack on The Wall set or Mother of Dragons set.

What it’s like to revisit Lost … with your kids

James Poniewozik says of binging on Lost with his two sons: “I decided … that I wanted to share Lost with them even though they might hate the ending. More to the point, I wanted to share it with them because they might hate the ending.”

would much better from the animals’ perspective

Who needs dialogue?

Veronica Mars
stars reunite

Kristen Bell joined Percy Daggs, Jason Dohring, and Enrico Colantoni at a recent special Reading Rainbow Kickstarter event.

Letterman’s retirement beard is growing fuller

Here’s David Letterman six weeks into retirement. On Tuesday, Dave was presented with a special brick at the home of the Indianapolis 500.

Season 2 jettisons much of Season 1

Some bones of the original have been left behind thanks to another dramatic makeover for the Halle Berry series. PLUS: Producers promise Season 2 is newbie-friendly, Jeffrey Dean Morgan on joining Extant, and it’s better and much livelier than Season 1.