Oprah Wanted the Bruce Jenner Interview

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Oprah wanted the Bruce Jenner interview
Oprah Winfrey, who tweeted “This interview is STUNNING!” to Diane Sawyer while watching it live, tells Women’s Wear Daily that it’s tough finding good interviews these days. “The problem is, and even now, because I started doing this with Next Chapter, there’s nobody — try to think of somebody — who would be willing to do an interview on a regular basis that you can’t go and Google and find out what has happened to them in the past week. There’s nobody.”

ABC will save nearly $10 million from Patrick Dempsey’s Grey’s Anatomy exit
Dempsey would’ve been paid $400,000 an episode as part of the final season of his two-year extended deal.

John Stamos: I had a “sweet talk” with Mary-Kate Olsen
That’s all he would say in a follow-up to his tweet calling “bullsh*t” on Mary-Kate’s claims she had not heard about the Full House reboot before it was announced.

Daniel Tosh skewers Jimmy Fallon and James Corden’s reliance on celebrity games
“If playing games with celebrities is all you have to do to host a talk show, I’m happy to phone it in,” says the Comedy Central star.

Jerry Seinfeld is looking forward to Hulu showing the “full, old NBC version” of Seinfeld
At Hulu’s upfronts, Seinfeld said his favorite episode was The Marine Biologist and added that he was glad Hulu wouldn’t be showing the syndicated version of his show. “I know from having kids that that’s the only way they’ll watch it,” Seinfeld joked. “You could’ve just put the DVD in, but I guess nobody really wanted to do that. (But) the show is still here, and that’s so humbling.”

Hulu obtains the streaming rights to AMC Network series, including The Walking Dead spinoff
Fear the Walking Dead will join other shows from AMC, IFC, BCC America, SundanceTV and WE tv.

Trevor Noah made an awkward return to The Daily Show
Noah surfaced for the first time since he was announced as Jon Stewart’s successor in the middle of a field piece by correspondent Hasan Minhaj.

Madam Secretary co-stars Téa Leoni and Tim Daly are dating in real life
The couple made their debut at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner. Geoffrey Arend says of their romance: “I heard a rumor about it and everyone was like, ‘no, no way!’ And I’m like, ‘maybe…'”

Homeland is reportedly giving Carrie a hot German boyfriend and a speaking child in Season 5
Carrie Mathison is getting a “hot new German-Jewish boyfriend named Jonas,” according to Roger Friedman. He adds: “Carrie’s daughter Franny, with Brody, will also be appearing on the show. She’s three or four years old and can speak.”

Showtime is set to remake French Wire-like cop drama Spiral
Also known as Engrenages, Spiral has been compared to The Wire with its focus on the French justice system. It airs on BBC, which shows it with English subtitles.

Josh Radnor and Mary Elizabeth Winstead to star in Ridley Scott’s PBS Civil War drama
The How I Met Your Mother alum will play a civilian surgeon in Mercy Street, while The Returned‘s Winstead will play a nurse.

The Flash beats Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. in the demo
This was the first time since The Flash‘s season premiere that it topped its Marvel counterpart in the key 18-49 demo.

James Corden has averaged slightly fewer viewers than Craig Ferguson
Corden has had a higher retention rate than Ferguson’s Late Late Show, but Corden has averaged 1.37 million viewers to Ferguson’s 1.48 million last year.

Spike TV unveils the poster for Ben Kingsley’s Tut
The three-night event series, airing July 19, has “Boy.Rebel.King” as its tagline.

Netflix’s “Daredevil” and “Frank Underwood” interview each other
Watch Kevin Spacey and Charlie Cox sit down and get a little bit competitive.

Michelle Obama to make her 5th and final appearance on Letterman
The First Lady will drop by The Late Show on Thursday.