Candice Bergen to Star in ABC Cancer Comedy Pilot ‘Pearl’

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Candice Bergen to star in ABC cancer comedy pilot Pearl

The former Murphy Brown star is returning to network comedy to try to make terminal cancer funny, playing a “larger-than-life family matriarch” who, upon learning about her cancer, “becomes intent on controlling and orchestrating every aspect of her family’s life before she dies.”

HBO Now’s subscriber numbers disappoint

Analysts had expected 1 million to 2 million subscribers. But as of the end of last year, less than 1 million people have signed up for the streaming service.

Hayley Atwell joins an ABC drama pilot — Is Agent Carter doomed?

Atwell is set to play another character named Carter on the legal drama Conviction (her character’s name is likely to change). While there’s a possibility that Atwell can work on both shows at the same time, Agent Carter’s modest ratings aren’t a good sign for a Season 3 renewal.

Watch the first 4 minutes of Sunday’s Walking Dead

AMC has posted a preview of the midseason premiere.

The Kardashians are reportedly unhappy with last night’s People v. O.J. Simpson portrayal

Kim, Kourtney, Khloe and Rob were shown chanting their family name, which never actually happened. According to TMZ, Kim Kardashian found the scene over-the-top and “ridiculous.” PLUS: Larry Wilmore stars in a People v. O.J.-inspired Bill Cosby sketch, and why no mention of Howard Stern during the Bronco chase?

Paget Brewster is returning to Criminal Minds

Agent Emily Prentiss will be back for an episode airing this spring.

A&E sends 7 innocent people to a corrupt prison for docuseries 60 Days In

The innocent inmates will help expose corruption and other problems over a 60-day period at the Clark County Jail in Jeffersonville, Indiana.

Netflix announces Beat Bugs, a children’s series set to covers of Beatles songs

Eddie Vedder, Chris Cornell, Sia, Regina Spektor and even James Corden will cover Beatles songs for the upcoming children’s series.

Grammys will have an Eagles salute to Glenn Frey

CBS says Don Henley, Bernie Leadon, Timothy B. Schmit and Joe Walsh will be joined by Jackson Browne for “a classic hit from the Eagles’ legendary songbook.”

Melissa McCarthy attempts to rap for her SNL promos

McCarthy and Vanessa Bayer filmed their promos in a nail salon.

Why is American Idol stealing the voting power of viewers?

Viewers used to be able to narrow down the finalists from the Top 24 or 36. But these season, the judges are picking the Top 14 from the Top 24.

Better Call Saul announces the Cinnabon Selfie Sweepstakes

To celebrate the Season 2 premiere, Cinnabon will be giving away free coffee. And participating stores will feature a life-sized Saul standee that you can take a picture with for a chance to win AMC prizes. PLUS: Check out the new Better Call Saul comic book.

Gwen Stefani to broadcast TV’s first live music video during Grammys

Stefani’s “Make Me Like You” video will be acted out, filmed and broadcast live during a four-minute Grammys commercial break on CBS. PLUS: What (and who) you can expect at this year’s Grammys

What else is going on with the Twin Peaks revival?

James Belushi and Robert Knepper are expected to play brothers, while the Palmer family will stay intact.

Amazon reinventing classic children’s series Thunderbirds with Thunderbirds Are Go

The update of the 50-year-old children’s series will also feature the heroic acts of the Tracy family.

Lost’s Elizabeth Mitchell joins Freeform’s Dead of Summer

She’ll be reunited with her Once Upon a Time Frozen daughter Elizabeth Lail on the Freeform horror series.

Revenge’s Gabriel Mann to recur on Ray Donovan

He’ll play an attorney who represents high-profile clients. PLUS: Monk’s Ted Levine and The Good Wife‘s Ismael Cruz Cordov are also joining the Showtime series.

FYI picks up more Kocktails With Khloe

Khloe Kardashian’s talk show has received an order for 15 more episodes.

Watch the Broad City Season 3 trailer

“The BFFs are back.”

Angie Bowie: Celebrity Big Brother’s handling of David Bowie’s death was “in extremely poor taste”

David Bowie’s ex-wife says she was “forced to share my grief with their camera.”