‘Madam Secretary’ recruits Jill Hennessy

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Madam Secretary recruits Jill Hennessey

The Crossing Jordan alum will recur next season as Tim Daly’s new defense intelligence agency handler.

Lucy Lawless: Xena reboot is “just a rumor”

Lawless took to Twitter to respond to the news that NBC was looking to reboot Xena: Warrior Princess. She wrote: “Sorry, friends! News of a #Xena reboot is just a rumor. I’d love it to happen one day but it’s still in the wishful thinking stage.”

So You Think You Can Dance premiered 10 years ago today

Here’s a list of the 10 best SYTYCD routines from the past decade. PLUS: SYTYCD introduces the Twitter save.

Sigourney Weaver to guest on British TV’s Doc Martin

Weaver was recently spotted filming scenes for the medical comedy-drama’s seventh season.

What will True Detective’s “colossal orgy” entail?

It looks like the orgy scene was reported earlier this year, starring real porn stars, is coming soon to the HBO series.

Adam Goldberg regrets his Twitter feud with Adam F. Goldberg

Goldberg says his feud with The Goldbergs creator got out of hand.

Awkward: GMA played Taylor Swift’s Bad Blood during Jake Gyllenhaal’s interview

Producers insist that the mishap was a “total coincidence.”

Teresa Giudice’s voice from prison will be featured on a 1-hour Bravo special

You will hear but not see Giudice in a one-hour special catching up with her family.

Why did the sitcom very special episode become extinct?

They were staples of ‘80s and ‘90s TV, especially on family sitcoms. Nowadays, the very special episode feels naive and anachronistic.

Why Kaitlyn Bristowe is the most progressive Bachelor/Bachelorette in the franchise’s 30 seasons

“What’s made this best-season-0f-The Bachelorette-ever so heartening,” says Jada Yuan, “has been Kaitlyn’s willingness to call bullsh*t on the very structure and precedent of the show, while also taking its perks and its paychecks. Just because she signed up to date a bunch of guys and have it filmed doesn’t mean she has to abide by someone else’s rigid idea of how her relationships should progress.” PLUS: Chris Harrison’s favorite show of his is Bachelor in Paradise.

BoJack Horseman tackles the Bill Cosby controversy

Hank Hippopopolis is the new Cliff Huxtable. PLUS: Here are all the Season 2 guest-stars you might have missed.

See Looney Tunes evolve

A newly posted video will take you inside Chuck Jones’ artistic mind.

Fox’s Rosewood adds Nicole Ari Parker

The Soul Food alum will play Morris Chestnut’s girlfriend, a psychologist who specializes in PTSD.

The Blacklist
star Hisham Tawfiq is retiring from his real-life firefighter job with the FDNY

Tawfiq has been promoted to series regular, so he decided to wrap up his 20-year career with the FDNY, where he serves as a station chief.

How a Letterman fan has coped with 2 months sans Dave

It took him weeks, but Ben Greenman says, “I started to understand that the show was never coming back. Reruns weren’t substitutes. They were stopgaps. Once or twice in the week of the final show, I turned on the TV at the time when Letterman was supposed to be on. Nothing was on—or, worse, some random episode of The Mentalist was. I watched about five minutes of it, unproudly. And then, just like that, I traded in mourning for molting.”

Andy Samberg enlists Scott Aukerman and his Comedy Bang! Bang! writers for the Emmys

Samberg approached Aukerman about gathering his team to write for this year’s Emmys.

The Mentalist
’s Emily Swallow joins Supernatural

She’ll play a femme fatale named Amara.

Marisol Nichols goes from NCIS to Criminal Minds

The 24 alum will guest as an FBI agent on the CBS drama.

Watch a teaser for Tig Notaro’s HBO special

In the clip for Boyish Girl Interrupted, celebrities from Sarah Silverman to James Corden explain their appreciation for Notaro’s comedy.

Top Gear
’s Jeremy Clarkson hints at a Netflix future

During a live show with Richard Hammond and James May this weekend, Clarkson said: “Amazingly, there had been a lot of interest in us doing a car show for television. Who knows, very soon once more you will be seeing us on a television or an internet near where you live.”

Game of Thrones
star Jerome Flynn thought he was auditioning for “American twaddle”

“I had a picture of dying a terrible death, a selling-my-soul kind of feeling,” says the actor, who plays Bronn. His mind was changed when he met the producers and “epic” cast. PLUS: GoT stars take selfies as they arrive back to work in Belfast.

Doctor Who
star Olaf Pooley dies at age 101

British actor played villainous scientist Professor Stahlman on Who during the ‘70s.