Fox’s Frankenstein-Themed Drama Won’t have ‘Frankenstein’ in Its Title

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Fox’s Frankenstein-themed drama won’t have “Frankenstein” in its title

Midseason drama The Frankenstein Code, about a 75-year-old retired cop who’s brought back from the dead, has been retitled Lookinglass. The show was originally called Frankenstein.

Miley Cyrus criticizes Nicki Minaj, who’s opening the VMAs

In an interview with the NY Times, in which she promised a “raw” and “psychedelic” VMAs, the VMAs host also sounded off on Minaj’s recent comments slamming Taylor Swift. “What I read sounded very Nicki Minaj, which, if you know Nicki Minaj is not too kind. It’s not very polite,” she said. “I think there’s a way you speak to people with openness and love. You don’t have to start this pop star against pop star war… I know you can make it seem like, Oh I just don’t understand because I’m a white pop star. I know the statistics. I know what’s going on in the world. But to be honest, I don’t think MTV did that on purpose.” PLUS: MTV announces Nicki Minaj as VMA opener, Britney Spears will also be there, and Cyrus says Donald Trump called to say he “loved” her infamous twerking VMA performance.

NBC producers recall Kanye West’s live “George Bush doesn’t care about black people” moment

A Concert for Hurricane Relief aired 10 years ago, on Sept. 2, 2005, following the Hurricane Katrina disaster. “I remember hearing the words that were coming out of his mouth and looking down at the script and (thinking), ‘this is not—this is not going well,’” Frank Radice, the show’s senior producer and musical director says, adding: “I remember saying [to someone] ‘it was good TV.’”

Documentary Now! is also postponing an episode in wake of the Virginia shooting

The episode that was to air tonight showed journalists getting killed.

Julie Benz headed to Hawaii Five-O

She’ll guest as a detective who ends up in a romance with Daniel Dae Kim.

ABC developing a Julius Caesar drama set in modern-day Los Angeles

Caesar will follow the aftermath of the murder of L.A.’s powerful Latino mayor, with themes of power, sex and revenge.

Stephen Colbert will track down his childhood crush for his “Who Am Me?” segments

Colbert tells Time how these Late Show segments, featuring a police investigator and people from his real life, will help his audience get to know him.

How did a show like Mr. Robot end up on a cable network like USA?

Although USA was succeeding with popcorn procedurals, network execs felt they had to shake up their formula to stop the erosion of viewers affecting all cable networks. “We’ve been going through an evolution of our brand for a little while now,” says USA president Chris McCumber.

Celebrity Big Brother: UK vs. USA
kicks off with Jenna Jameson, Tila Tequila and Farrah Abraham

Also representing the Americans on the British reality competition are Daniel Baldwin (AKA Alec’s brother) and, starting Friday, Janice Dickinson.

Dancing with the Stars adds Kim Zolciak, Alexa Vega and her husband Carlos Pena

For the first time, Dancing is pitting husband vs. wife.

David Alan Grier’s Cowardly Lion will have dreads on The Wiz Live!

“We’re doing a whole new vision of the lion,” he says.

Letterman is envious of Comedians and Cars Getting Coffee: “I would love to be doing that show”

David Letterman tells Sports Illustrated that he’d love to take over Jerry Seinfeld’s web series, at least temporarily. “Let me just say that Jerry, I don’t wish him any ill, but let’s just say he got really tired and had to take a couple of years off,” says Letterman. “I would be more than happy to fill in for that show until Jerry felt like he was back on his feet and could host the show again. I would love to be doing that show.”

Here are 5 shows that TV will never stop making

From “What Will We Do About Weird Grandpa?” to “Oh, My Broken Heel!”

Charlie Sheen goes from Donald Trump hater to offering to be his veep

One month after bashing Trump, Sheen said he be willing to be The Donald’s running mate.

Fox’s Urban Cowboy casts an alum from The Voice

Season 7 contestant Bryana Salaz will be a series regular on the remake of the 1980 film.

Watch a preview of MythBusters vs. Jaws

Saturday’s episode revisits a 2005 episode that tried to recreate the final scene.

The Carol Burnett Show’s lost episodes come to DVD

A new DVD set comes with a certificate of authenticity signed by Burnett herself.

Lucy Liu welcomes a son

The Elementary star announced the birth of Rockwell Lloyd Liu via surrogate.