HBO to Submit Beyoncé’s ‘Lemonade’ for Emmy Consideration

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HBO to submit Beyoncé’s Lemonade for Emmy consideration

Saturday’s music video event will be put up for outstanding variety special, which SNL won last year. Beyoncé has two previous Emmy nominations, for her Super Bowl and On the Run Tour concert special.

Billy Bush leaving Access Hollywood Live for NBC’s Today is almost official

After months of courting, Bush is expected to be a key part of the 9 a.m. hour, according to The Hollywood Reporter, which says a formal announcement won’t be made until the NBC upfronts on May 16. The Hollywood Reporter notes that Bush joining the 9 a.m. could be part of an “upcoming splashy rebrand” aimed at competing against Live with Kelly and Michael, which will have to recover from Michael Strahan’s exit.

Jimmy Fallon will pay a musical tribute to Prince

Tuesday’s Tonight Show will feature D’Angelo and some surprise guests for a “very special” tribute.

MTV gets Zac Efron to host a travel and cooking special

Efron will “explore how food has moved to the center of millennial culture” using his experience as “an actor, traveller and food lover.”

Neighbors of the San Francisco Full House house are peeved

Since Netflix’s Fuller House premiered, neighbors are seeing even more tourists, who double park and crowd the sidewalk.

China’s Communist party orders a 42-part TV drama series aimed at rooting out corruption

President Xi Jinping hopes the TV series, In the Name of the People, will expose corruption via a fictional villainous Communist leader and a “dashing government investigator” played by a “television heartthrob.”

Netflix’s Sense8 casts a new actor to play one of its main characters for Season 2

Differences with the Wachowskis has resulted in British actor Aml Ameen exiting early on in filming Season 2. He’ll be replaced by Toby Onwumere.

Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan will be Daytime Emmy no-shows

The Live co-hosts hadn’t planned to attend this year’s ceremony held in Los Angeles this weekend, since they’ll have to be at work early Monday morning.

James Corden’s Late Late Show YouTube account his 1 billion views

Corden now has 100 YouTube clips with more than 1 million views each, led by Adele’s Carpool Karaoke’s 98 million.

Ellen teams with Travel Channel on airport reality show Hello Goodbye

In each episode, Fox NFL Sunday host Curt Menefee will stroll around an airport and interview passengers about their most memorable airport travel moments.

Top Gear is getting an after-show

Extra Gear, hosted by Top Gear’s Rory Reid, will air immediately after the rebooted Top Gear on BBC America.

For Mozart in the Jungle, Gael Garcia Bernal got to conduct the actual L.A. Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl

“It was nerve-wracking,” Bernal says of stepping into the shoes of famed conductor Gustavo Dudamel, who inspired Bernal’s character. “I held onto everything I could. I can’t even remember what I did, but I remember for like a full 30 minutes I was thinking, ‘What am I doing? What is this? What is this? Why? Why? Why? Why? No.’”

Julianna Margulies plans to take home her Good Wife home office chair as a souvenir from the set

“It’s beautiful and comfortable,” she says. “I don’t want to look at her every day, but the chair is something—Sitting in it, there’s an ease. And it came on the set and Alicia’s life in a time when she had finally sort of found herself for lack of a better word.”

Even in Season 6, Game of Thrones is stalling for time

“The problem,” says Todd VanDerWerff, “is that the show increasingly vacillates wildly between basic check-ins and more ‘shocking’ scenes that are punctuated with big, bloody moments, usually involving violence but occasionally involving sex and/or a major character reveal. This is, I think, one of the reasons I found seasons four and five such a step down from the first three. Game of Thrones, uncertain of where its endgame was, had to start stalling for time. And that meant lots of scenes where characters would simply remind you they existed.” PLUS: Here’s a fan theory on Melisandre, here’s an insane theory about Jon Snow, and why is the Dorne storyline so terrible?

Why Skip Bayless leaving ESPN is bad news for sports fans

Bayless is considered the “Michael Jordan of garbage sports commentary,” as Sam Laird notes. And that kind of commentary could thrive at Fox Sports. PLUS: Fox Sports personalities don’t particularly like Bayless.

With fewer ads, will SNL have to rely on more pretaped bits?

Or will the SNL crew have to do more set-changes with two fewer ad breaks.

HBO and PBS dominate Peabody documentary winners

The Jinx and Going Clear are among HBO’s four Peabody documentary winners. PBS won Peabodys for ISIS in Afghanistan, Independent Lens: India’s Daughter and POV: Don’t Tell Anyone.

The Carmmichael Show tackles depression

Jerrod Carmichael explains why had his TV mom suffer “The Blues” on Sunday’s episode: “My mom is such a strong woman and while she doesn’t suffer from depression, I was like ‘People who appear really strong often times do.’ I really think people will connect, understand, and appreciate this one.”

Sarah Michelle Gellar says the Cruel Intentions reboot is “better, badder… bitchier”

“It’s 17 years later and we didn’t tell the story until we had a great story to tell,” Gellar says of the NBC pilot. “I think we have something really unique and really different.”

Clarke Peters joins Hugh Laurie on Hulu’s Chance

The Wire alum will recur on Season 1 of the psychological thriller.

Tina Fey credits her old NBC boss for key Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt decisions

NBC Entertainment chairman Bob Greenblatt played an important role in bringing Jane Krakowski, Tituss Burgess and Carol Kane aboard what would later become a Netflix comedy.

Presenting TV’s 50 best duos of all time

From Key & Peele to Arya and The Hound.

Chelsea Peretti and Jordan Peele have eloped

The Brooklyn Nine-Nine star and the Key & Peele alum are now married, Peele revealed to Seth Meyers

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