For Donald Trump, ‘The Apprentice’ Effect Is real

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For Donald Trump, The Apprentice effect is real

Trump’s reputation from The Apprentice past had a “definitely significant” but not a  “HUGE” effect on The Donald’s polling numbers, according to CNN’s David Axelrod, a former senior advisor to President Obama. Axelrod had his media planning and analytics firm AMG examine how Apprentice viewers impacted the Republican presidential race. Among Apprentice viewers, Trump had a 62% favorability rating, while it was 37% for non-viewers. Meanwhile, his support among Apprentice viewers was 38%, compared to 21% for non-viewers. PLUS: Duck Dynasty star endorses Trump after endorsing Bobby Jindal, and Trump helps boost 60 Minutes.

Minka Kelly and Kathleen Turner join Hulu’s The Path, reuniting Kelly with Friday Night Lights boss

Kelly is joining Jason Katims’ Hulu cult drama, playing a woman Aaron Paul is possibly having an affair with, while Turner will play Hugh Dancy’s mom.

CSI ends with its biggest audience in nearly 4 years, Quantico has solid debut

About 12.1 million tuned in for the CSI swan song.

John Kerry to visit Stephen Colbert

Thursday’s visit will be the secretary of state’s second interview with Colbert. Cameras followed Kerry during his first visit, to The Colbert Report, in 2007.

NBC orders 9 more Blindspot script

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Did Quantico go too far by destroying Grand Central Terminal?

While movies enjoy destroying monuments, TV has been more circumspect.

See The Vampire Diaries’ post-Nina Dobrev poster

“Heartbreak is eternal” in this poster featuring Stefan and Damon.

Orphan Black reveals “horrifying” Season 4 twist

A new adversary will send Sarah in a “horrifying” new direction. PLUS: Rookie Blue alum joins Orphan Black.

Did Brooklyn Nine-Nine jump the shark with Bill Hader’s introduction?

Hader’s arrival neutralizes the Fox comedy’s greatest asset the “fire-and-ice combo” of Andy Samberg and Andre Braugher. PLUS: How Brooklyn Nine-Nine plans to avoid the Moonlighting Curse, and Brooklyn Nine-Nine needed to embrace change.

Kim Fields joins Real Housewives of Atlanta

Watch the Facts of Life alum in the trailer for Season 8.

How did Masters of Sex lose its way?

Showtime shows usually fizzle out after two seasons, but Masters of Sex still had a lot of real-life material to work through to maintain its quality.

Check out Shonda Rhimes’ book cover

Read an excerpt from The Year of Yes, which hits stores on Nov. 10.

Letterman is looking and more like Santa Claus

Check out the latest photo of Dave and his thick white beard.

Watch President Obama visit a federal prison for HBO’s Vice

HBO has posted the full Vice Fixing the System episode.