Mario Lopez Joins ‘Grease: Live’

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Mario Lopez joins Grease: Live

The former X Factor host is returning to Fox to play Vince Fontaine on the live musical event.

Hillary Clinton sets Jimmy Kimmel Live visit

A week after her visit to Stephen Colbert, Clinton will drop by

Jimmy Kimmel Live for the first time on Nov. 5. But Clinton and Kimmel aren’t strangers. Last year, Kimmel pressed Clinton about her presidential ambitions when he hosted the Clinton Global Initiative conference.

Shondaland developing a Romeo & Juliet sequel series for ABC

Based on the 2013 book Still Star-Crossed, the proposed drama will pick up after Romeo and Juliet’s tragic ending.

CeeLo Green wants to return to The Voice

Green, who’s on probation for admitting to giving a woman ecstasy, says: “I’ve talked very possibly about doing The Voice again. So I just kind of put that out there, wishful thinking, kind of willing it. Because I would love to do it again.”

Hosting the Oscars, Chris Rock will be the right man for an increasingly race-aware moment

“As the Black Lives Matter movement continues capturing headlines,” says Steven Zeitchik, “Hollywood figures like director Ava DuVernay and The Daily Show host Trevor Noah have come to prominence, while Straight Outta Compton makes piles of money by not shying away from racial injustice. Rock is less a revolutionary choice than the product of a slow-moving industry shift.”

NFL says it will try to help Ellen DeGeneres get her show on in Britain

The NFL, via its Twitter account, has jumped on the #GetElleyOnTheTelly bandwagon as it prepares to show its first-ever Yahoo-only streaming game from London on Sunday.

Fox to celebrate TV’s Funniest Animated Stars

The Dec. 7 Paley special will feature tributes to The Simpsons, Mickey Mouse and Scooby-Doo, among other animated characters.

Lindsay Wagner is headed to NCIS

The former Bionic Woman will play Bishop’s mom.

Aziz Ansari: No, Netflix’s Masters of None isn’t based on my life

“Show is not autobiographical, but I do play an Indian guy who is an actor. I know that’s confusing,” Ansari said in a Twitter Q&A. PLUS: Ansari explains how his show is different from Louie.

Fox developing a New Orleans crime drama based on a New York Times Magazine article

The July article, Who Runs the Streets of New Orleans?, will serve as inspiration for the proposed Fox drama about a wealthy businessman who starts his own high-tech private police patrol.

Official Game of Thrones book resolves what happened to Stannis Baratheon

Game of Thrones: The Noble House of Westeros Seasons 1-5 will tell you what happened in the Season 5 finale.

What happened to Whoopi Goldberg’s credibility?

The View star has lately offered opinions that have been disappointing.

ABC cancels The Whispers after 1 season

The summer thriller had been struggling.

British TV is staging its own Sound of Music Live musical for Christmas Day

Two years after NBC did a Sound of Music Live musical, ITV will stage what will become a first for British television.

A&E to air a concert special on race in America

The Nov. 20 Shining a Light: A Concert for Progress on Race in America special will feature such acts as Sia, Bruce Springsteen and Pharrell, and will be broadcast on all A&E networks. It will be followed by a one-hour Shining a Light: Conversations on Race in America special.

Watch the haunting opening credits for Flesh and Bone, Starz’s ballet drama

The upcoming limited series uses Karen O’s cover of the ‘80s hit Obsession.

Jimmy Fallon’s lead over Stephen Colbert keeps increasing

Meanwhile, Jimmy Kimmel’s ratings aren’t that far below Colbert.

Constantine boss: We should’ve been on cable

“If it had been on a basic cable channel, it could still be on,” says David S. Goyer.

Esquire Network scores its best-ever ratings with a Back to the Future marathon

Esquire celebrated Back to the Future Day by repeatedly showing all three films.

What happened to the sophomore slump?

Second-year shows from Empire to Fresh Off the Boat to Black-ish, The Flash and How to Get Away with Murder are, so far, avoiding a sophomore slump.

Angela Bassett is saving American Horror Story: Hotel

So says Julianne Escobedo Shepherd: “While Hotel has had some memorable, visually stunning moments and does boast a collection of great actors, as ever, the second the venerable Angela Bassett appears onscreen she out-glitters, outshines everyone else. She brings something like fire to this moderately flailing series, and it’s apparent she’s having great fun playing Ramona Royale.”

MythBusters has been so influential it paved the way for a boom in public science

The Discovery Channel series, says Christopher Bonanos, “revealed something striking: a national hunger for data-driven authority, and the methodology that delivers it.” PLUS: Read about the early days of MythBusters.

Being Mary Jane is the only place to watch a solo black female primetime news anchor on cable

As Goldie Taylor writes, “I recall thinking then how wonderful it would be if this were real: me debating the issues of the day in prime time, sitting across from a celebrated black woman who was holding down the anchor chair.”

Betty White on tonight’s Bones appearance: “Thankfully I only dealt with bones, not bodies”

“I’m grateful it’s not my real day job,” White says of her guest role. PLUS: Former NFL star Ronde Barber plays a murder suspect on tonight’s episode.

Scandal is the dumbest show on TV — so why is it so addictive?

The Shonda Rhimes drama, says Michael Starr, is the most “self-absorbed, overblown, overacted, pretentious, soliloquy-laden car-wreck-of-a-series that’s somehow made it to five seasons — yet still grabs pretty big viewership. It is, without a doubt, the most insipid, infuriating hour of TV in quite some time. But I can’t stop tuning in. I just can’t help myself. Go figure.”

Agent Carter books Kurtwood Smith

Smith’s casting on the Marvel series reunites him with the producers of Resurrection.

Did a suspected serial killer make a cameo on UK’s Celebrity Masterchef?

A June episode apparently shows alleged serial killer Stephen Port wearing a wig.

Check out the Shameless Season 6 poster

Also, see the new trailer showing Frank masturbating on a grave.

You’re the Worst may have done the best-ever episode about clinical depression

This week’s episode of the FXX comedy showed what it feels like to be suffering from depression.

Ren and Stimpy creator did The Simpsons’ Treehouse of Horror XXVI couch gag

Check out animator John Kricfalusi’s take on this year’s Treehouse of Horror.

Why Gilmore Girls endures: It let its characters grow and evolve

“The show’s characters weren’t caricatures,” says Annie Zaleski, “in fact, its female characters especially possessed uncommon complexity. They were intelligent and ambitious, and also allowed to slip up without fear of being devalued or stabbed in the back by friends. The “Gilmore Girls” universe was a safe place for women to make (and learn from) mistakes.” PLUS: Emily Gilmore is the only reason to watch the Netflix revival, Luke Danes was the worst Gilmore guy, Yanic Truesdale hopes to be part of the revival, and what are Amy Sherman-Palladino’s final four words?