‘The Bachelor’ Will Feature Less Kissing and Making out Next Season

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The Bachelor will feature less kissing and making out next season

Ben Higgins says it was his decision to limit the physical contact (in contrast to Chris Soules): “One of things that I went into this season after talking to some of mentors and my friends, and also just thinking how I want to do it myself was I really wanted to concentrate on getting to know these woman outside of the physical aspect of it,” he says.

U.S. Coast Guard is helping develop a scripted TV show about itself

The proposed drama series would use stories ripped from the headlines to help promote the nation’s oldest and premier maritime agency.

HBO renews The Leftovers for a 3rd and “wildly ambiguous” final season

It was Damon Lindelof’s decision to end his series, saying he’ll have a definitive ending. “And by ‘definitive,’ we mean ‘wildly ambiguous but hopefully mega-emotional,’ as all things related to this show are destined to be,” he says.

Casual? Wolf Hall?: Explaining the Golden Globes TV nominees you might never have heard of

A lot of shows with not a lot of buzz received nominations this morning. Here’s a primer of the surprise shows nominated in the major categories.

Melissa Joan Hart is set to star in a reality show with her family

Sweet Harts will follow the Sabrina the Teenage Witch alum as she opens a dessert shop as a family business.

Hulu boss: Our first Golden Globes nomination puts us on the map

Hulu CEO Mike Hopkins says of Casual getting nominated: “I don’t want to overstate what nominations mean, but it puts us on the map in terms of our original productions.”

Taraji and Terrence’s White Hot Holidays does solid numbers

While not as big as Empire, the Fox holiday special attracted 5 million viewers.

White House to welcome the Downton Abbey cast

The PBS drama’s stars will be in attendance for tonight’s holiday reception.

Golden Globes nominations aren’t worth any outrage

There are too many great shows nowadays for there to be any “snubs.” Besides, the Globes have always attempted to be fresh and different by honoring new shows.

Gina Rodriguez reacts to the Golden Globes confusing her with America Ferrera

“She’s so beautiful and such a fantastic actress,” says the Jane the Virgin star. “If there’s anybody I want to get mixed up with—it’s her for sure!”

Norm Macdonald is writing his memoir

The SNL alum says he’s taking his book, titled Based on a True Story, seriously. “I didn’t want to steal book space from an actual writer,” he says. “And I always tried to put myself in the shoes of the person who really knows how to write and looks at the best seller list and it’s Tim Allen. I wanted to try to write as close as I can to be not subliterate.”

TNT greenlights Good Behavior starring Michelle Dockery, plus Ellen Barkin’s Animal Kingdom

The Downton Abbey star will play a con artist who’s recently let out of prison, while Animal Kingdom (based on the Australian film of the same name) stars Barkin, Scott Speedman and Shawn Hatosy.

USA orders 8 Years Lost, a drama series designed to look like a true-crime documentary series

8 Years Lost will tell the story of a teenage girl whose body is discovered eight years after she went missing.

Steve Harvey to host the Miss Universe pageant

This year’s pageant will air Dec. 20 on its new home on Fox.

ABC Family will officially change its name to Freeform on Jan. 12

That’s the premiere date for Pretty Little Liars and Shadlowhunters.

Ross Mathews named host of Hollywood Today Live

The Tonight Show alum had been filling in as guest host on the Fox syndicated entertainment news show.

Richard Kind to visit Elementary

He’ll guest as Sherlock and Joan’s eccentric neighbor.

Kristin Cavallari’s missing brother found dead

The Hills alum’s older brother, Michael, had been missing since the day after Thanksgiving. No word yet on what caused his death.