HBO renews ‘Ballers’

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HBO renews Ballers

Dwayne Johnson’s comedy will return for a second season after its debut attracted HBO’s most-watched first episode for a half-hour series since 2009.

Former Miss USA and Miss Universe winners will judge the Miss USA pageant

Because the original judges dropped out in wake of Donald Trump’s Mexican immigrant comments, nine veterans of the Miss USA and Miss Universe pageant have been tapped to sit on the judging panel.

Alison Brie also thinks Community is more likely to return as a movie than for a 7th season

Last month, Joel McHale said a movie was the bigger possibility because the cast would be due for big raises if Season 7 was picked up. At Comic-Con, Brie also said fans should count on a movie happening: “If I were gonna be hopeful about something, I would be more hopeful about a movie than a seventh season.”

Once Upon a Time
finds its Merlin and Guinevere

The ABC drama has also cast one of King Arthur’s most loyal knights, Percival.

Did the early start time help boost Women’s World Cup Final to record ratings?

Sunday’s game started at the unusual time of 7 pm ET, when the whole family could watch. Meanwhile, the deciding Game 6 of the NBA Finals ended at midnight on the East Coast, and had fewer viewers.

casts Neal McDonough as Damien Darhk

McDonough is joining Season 4 of the CW series as “a mysterious and sophisticated villain, and an adversary of the late Ra’s Al Ghul.”

Gerard Depardieu signs on for the Netflix’s French version of House of Cards

Depardieu will star in Marseille, playing a role similar to Kevin Spacey’s Francis Underwood.

Why Keith Olbermann’s second ESPN stint failed

ESPN executives couldn’t figure out what to do with his ESPN2 show — while keeping him away from their signature program, SportsCenter.

Conan reveals his origin story at Comic-Con

Did a young Conan O’Brien pave the way for Batman? PLUS: Jennifer Lawrence impersonates Cher on Conan.

DIY renews 3 home renovation series

Barnwood Builders, Mega Decks and First Time Flippers will all return for a second season.

Jon Hamm impersonates Bill Hader and his SNL characters

The former Mad Men star sat in for Hader to promote Trainwreck with Amy Schumer. Hamm revealed he could do a pretty good Stefon and Vincent Price.