FX Cancels Billy Crystal’s ‘The Comedians’ after one season

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FX cancels Billy Crystal’s The Comedians after 1 season

The comedy co-starring Josh Gad won’t be picked up for a second season after averaging 306,000 same-day viewers.

and The Affair return Oct. 4

Season 5 of Homeland will kick off on Oct. 4 opposite the season premiere of The Good Wife on CBS. The Affair’s Season 2 will debut the same night.

Apple submits a patent application for a remote with a fingerprint scanner

The application, according to Mashable, “highlights how a remote control for the Apple TV could potentially be unlocked by a fingerprint scanner, retinal scan, facial image, a palm print and even a toe print.”

Will the Nick-Minaj-Taylor Swift-Katy Perry feud save the VMAs?

This week’s Twitter feud put the focus back on music videos.

Starz is ending Da Vinci’s Demons after 3 seasons

“While ending Leonardo’s journey is bittersweet for me, I’m happy we’re ending the story on a high note,” says creator David S. Goyer. The third and final season premieres on Oct. 24.

Ludacris will be on Empire, too

The Fast and the Furious actor/rapper will play a corrections officer at Lucious Lyon’s prison.

Marc Maron to star in an Epix standup comedy special

Marc Maron: More Later, airing on Dec. 4, will mark Maron’s first premium comedy special in 20 years.

gets a boost from its new post-Big Brother timeslot

The struggling Halle Berry drama climbed 17% in the key demo last night.

MSNBC may get a new name

The cable news network held a big staff meeting today on the set of SNL, where NBC news chief Andrew Lack revealed plans for a name change. “Andy said he’s contemplating a name change because Microsoft is no longer a part of the channel — and hasn’t been for a long time,” an MSNBC staffer tells NY Daily News. PLUS: MSNBC is going back to its NBC News roots as part of a revamp.

Diane Sawyer to interview Columbine killer’s mom

The first TV interview with Sue Klebold, mother of the 1999 Columbine killer Dylan Klebold, will air in February, when her book A Mother’s Reckoning: Living In The Aftermath Of Tragedy is released.

How to Get Away with Murder
will reveal Rebecca’s killer sooner than expected

Expect a big bombshell in the Season 2 premiere.

Criminal Minds
star A.J. Cook welcomes a baby boy

Cook now has two boys, including a 6-year-old son.