Caitlyn’s Jenner’s older kids refused to participate on E! reality show
Caitlyn’s Jenner’s older kids refused to participate on his E! reality show
Burt, Cassandra, Brandon and Brody from her two previous marriages did not like that the new reality show was being done for the E! network. PLUS: Why didn’t Jenner go with “Kaitlyn”?, Vanity Fair used a computer without internet to prevent Jenner’s cover from leaking, and Jenner beats President Obama’s record of fastest to 1 million Twitter followers.
Netflix is experimenting with promoting its shows in ads before and after videos
The streaming service says it doesn’t plan to use third-party ads.
ABC’s “Brokeback Bachelor” stunt shows that it’s behind the times
“This could go either way, but neither path looks good for ABC,” says Daniel D’Addario. “There’s a crass, freak-show element to the Bachelorette promo, as when the voice-over indicates the episode ‘will blow your mind.’ The lewd double-entendre aside, only on The Bachelorette would the existence of gay people be treated as mind-blowing.” PLUS: Bachelorette producers seem to have stopped believing in their gimmick.
Celebrity Wife Swap gets a Bachelor edition
Sean and Catherine Lowe and Jason and Molly Mesnick have signed on for the ABC reality show.
Miranda Otto among Homeland‘s Season 5 additions
Otto will work directly under Saul as Berlin station chief, while Sebastian Koch will play Carrie’s new boss. Alexander Fehling and Sarah Sokolovic have also been added for Season 5.
Heavy metal band Mastodon recall their Game of Thrones cameo
The Atlanta-based group spent one long 14-hour day on set last November. “I got stabbed in the stomach and my throat slit,” says drummer Brann Dailor. “They just kept doing that over and over again. I decided after six or seven times that it wouldn’t be a bad way to go.” PLUS: George R.R. Martin reveals 5 characters he wishes were on GoT.
Amy Schumer is a stripper for dogs in newest Inside Amy clip
Watch her try to entertain some doggie bachelors.
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. promotes Luke Mitchell
The Australian actor will be a series regular in Season 3.
Disney XD renews 2 Marvel series and gives them new names
Avengers Assemble will become Marvel’s Avengers: Ultron Revolution for its third season, while Ultimate Spider-Man is changing to Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man vs. the Sinister 6, its third title.
Wendell Pierce has written his memoir
The Wire, Odd Couple and Treme vet devotes his debut book, The Wind in the Reeds: A Storm, A Play, and the City That Would Not Be Broken, to his life in New Orleans.
UK medical drama Doc Martin is getting a U.S. remake
The Office producer Ben Silverman is teaming with Friends and Grace and Frankie co-creator on a series about a big-city surgeon who becomes a doctor in a small fishing village.
So You Think You Can Dance returns: Here are tonight’s changes
How much of an impact will Jason Derulo and Paula Abdul make a new judges? PLUS: Behind the scenes with Paula.
Space race meets the sexual revolution in new Masters of Sex trailer
Check out the “Lift Off Into The Sexual Revolution” trailer for Season 3.
Darrell Hammond breaks down his SNL Bill Clinton impression
It’s all about the “vocal crinkle.”
Hulu’s Difficult People will welcome Seth Meyers, Fred Armisen, Andy Cohen
Billy Eichner and Julie Klausner’s new, Amy Poehler-produced comedy will have a host of guest-stars, including Armisen as Eichner’s brother.
SVU bringing back Dallas Roberts
Serial killer Greg Yates will appear in the Season 17 premiere.
Fear The Walking Dead adds Sandrine Holt
The Returned star will play a doctor on The Walking Dead companion series.
The Whispers has fun with its creepiness
ABC’s new summer drama, premiering tonight, can be fun to watch when it doesn’t fall prey to soapy interpersonal drama. PLUS: It takes a while to get going, will questions actually be answered?
Lifetime’s UnREAL offers the best exploration of how The Bachelor really works
“The acerbic and unrelentingly sad UnREAL doesn’t exist just to send up reality television, or to pick at its scabs,” says Jon Caramanica. “Nor is it primarily a tell-all about the behind-the-scenes hands that shape reality-TV narrative. (Their existence has been well documented.) Rather, UnREAL uses that access as a tool to ask questions about these sorts of programs: not just about how they operate — savagely, if its stories are to be believed — but also why participants on both sides of the camera subject themselves to them.” PLUS: UnREAL will validate every cynical thought you’ve had about reality TV, it’s one of the most interesting dramas in recent memory, and it is simultaneously a very dark satire of reality TV and a soap opera that breathes new life into old tropes.