‘Astronaut Wives Club’ has an OK debut

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Astronaut Wives Club has an OK debut
About 5.5 million watched the launch of ABC’s retro series, which is on par with NBC’s launch of Aquarius.

Brian Williams tells Matt Lauer his 6-month suspension “has been torture”
“Looking back,” he said in a pre-taped Today interview, “it has been absolutely necessary. I have discovered a lot of things. I have been listening to and watching what amounts to the black box recordings from my career. I’ve gone back through everything — basically 20 years of public utterances.” PLUS: Williams isn’t good at talking about himself.

Dennis O’Hare checking into American Horror Story: Hotel
“We’re just finalizing Denis O’Hare’s deal, he’s going to come back,” says Ryan Murphy. “Everybody else is pretty much done.”

How I Met Your Mother wins an award more than 1 year after its finale
The Monte-Carlo TV Festival has presented the CBS sitcom with the International Audience Award for best comedy.

Standup comic Maria Bamford lands a Netflix comedy from Arrested Development creator
The 13-episode Lady Dynamite, which Mitch Hurwitz is producing, will be based on Bamford’s life.

New Fear the Walking Dead promo shows a man on the run
Check out Harry Potter alum Frank Dillane in a new promo for The Walking Dead spinoff.

Craig Ferguson is returning to TV for an Epix comedy special
Craig Ferguson: Just Being Honest premieres Sept 10.

Stephen Colbert inducts Toby Keith into the Songwriters Hall Of Fame
Colbert said in his speech: “Now, it is possible that people ask, ‘Why the hell is Stephen Colbert honoring Toby Keith?’ I don’t know why they asked me to show up, but I’ll tell you why I showed up…” PLUS: Watch Colbert sing a Toby Keith song.

Jeffrey Tambor is tired of Arrested Development fans sending him frozen bananas
He tells Jimmy Kimmel: “When I go to a hotel, it’s a good chance that the chef will have sent up frozen bananas. But I HATE frozen bananas.”