Will E! Squander the Good Will Bruce Jenner Generated from his ABC Special?
Will E! squander the good will Bruce Jenner generated from his ABC special?
Everything about Diane Sawyer’s interview was the polar opposite of everything on E!, says Andrew Wallenstein. “Considering the Kardashians and E! churn out nothing but cultural pollution,” he says, “there’s cause for concern that they lack the capacity to step up their game when the material demands it, as is the case with Jenner’s next chapter. Let’s face it: We’re about to see a show about a man who is trying to be a role model emerge from the same orbit as a family who has succeeded on E! by breeding anti-role models.” PLUS: Jenner interview showed why the Kardashians have a huge fan base, and ABC News is rolling out more footage from the Jenner interview.
Jenny Slate and Ari Graynor team for an FX road trip comedy
Slate is reuniting with her Obvious Child filmmakers on a pilot about two friends who go on a cross-country roadtrip.
Homeland is moving to Germany for Season 5
As Showtime notes, Homeland will become the first American series to shoot a full season in Germany when it films Season 5 in Berlin.
Black-ish creator to pen a Good Times film
The groundbreaking Norman Lear sitcom about an African-American family that ran from 1974-79 is getting the big-screen treatment from the creator of another African-American hit family sitcom.
ESPN sues Verizon for attempting to sell “skinny bundles” of cable channels
“ESPN is at the forefront of embracing innovative ways to deliver high-quality content and value to consumers on multiple platforms, but that must be done in compliance with our agreements,” said the cable network in a statement. “We simply ask that Verizon abide by the terms of our contracts.”
Ellen Pompeo responds to McDreamy’s Grey’s Anatomy death
“There are so many people out there who have suffered tremendous loss and tragedy,” she wrote today on Twitter. “Husbands and wives of soldiers, victims of senseless violence and parents who have lost children. People who get up each day and do what feels like is the impossible. So it is for these people and in the spirit of resilance (sic) I am honored And excited to tell the story of how Meredith goes on in the face of what feels like the impossible.” PLUS: Here is everything on “Grey’s” that hinted at McDreamy’s death.
Aqua Teen Hunger Force is ending after next season
The Adult Swim series will be called Aqua Teen Force Forever when it launches its 13th and final season on June 21 at midnight.
This week’s Mad Men felt like a series finale
As Todd VanDerWerff notes, “there’s still so much left hanging in the air when the episode ends, but it gave this fledgling half-season a purpose it’s been lacking and a welcome sense of direction.” He adds that this “episode was stuffed with callbacks to the series’ past, something that gave it a feeling of circling back to the show’s beginnings.” PLUS: This is the episode that had to happen, finally a Mad Men episode fans wanted, what Mad Men learned from Mary Tyler Moore Show‘s final season, did the movie Network influence this episode?, Mad Men is finding unconventional ways to end conventionally, Peggy is the only one left with a future, how Jared Harris (AKA Lane Pryce) ended up directing this episode, recalling the bond between Peggy and Pete, and the series finale is titled Person to Person.
Webby Awards go to Jimmy Kimmel, Jimmy Fallon, Netflix, HBO Go
Fallon won for best TV website, while Kimmel won Webbys for “Mean Tweets” and his Halloween Candy Prank.
Kalinda’s final appearance on The Good Wife should be a “crowd-pleaser”
Archie Panjabi will appear in the season finale, and she’ll be in a scene that fans have been waiting for.
A man named “Tanner” documented watching of every Full House episode
Ryan Alexander-Tanner took three years to watch all eight seasons. And according to the Daily Beast, “His reviews waver between almost academic levels of detail into the mindset of whoever was writing this mess, and delirious, genuine anger directed toward that same person. In short, he has seen the depths and he has returned with wisdom. And he can tell you that Full House was and is everything that is wrong with America.
Michael Strahan is joined by Bel Biv Devoe on Lip Sync Battle
Watch him attempt to sing Poison.
Stana Katic weds
The Castle star tied the knot with her longtime boyfriend Kris Brkljac recently in Croatia.