"First of all, I’m just gobsmacked by James," says Jennings, the all-time Jeopardy! champ, of Holzhauer, who is approaching his all-time winnings total. "It's absolutely insane what he's doing. Like, I thought I had seen everything on Jeopardy!. And this is something I would have thought was just impossible, these numbers. Statistically, he’s playing at as high a level as anyone who’s ever played the game. And then he’s got these incredibly confident wagers. He’s maximizing money. He can make two or three times what any other player ever has with that same level of play, which again is top shelf. He’s as good as anybody. I’ve always wanted to see somebody play that way, you know? I remember as a kid doing the math and figuring out how much somebody could win on Jeopardy!, if they got every question, and got all the Daily Doubles last, and they bet everything on them. Like, wow, look at that number. Did I actually think we would see someone try that? No, I would not." Jennings adds: "As a fan of the show, I’m actually rooting for James or anybody who can take a swing at that record." ALSO: Holzhauer says he'd love to have a "head-to-head deathmatch" with Jennings.
Ava DuVernay tweeted of her four-part limited series on the Central Park Five, premiering May 31: On this exact day 30 years ago, a woman was raped in Central Park. Five black + brown boys were framed for her rape. The story you know is the lie that police, prosecutors and Donald Trump told you. WHEN THEY SEE US is the story of the boys from their eyes and their hearts."
“We are testing the ability for members to play a random episode from different TV series on the Android mobile app,” a Netflix spokesperson tells Variety. “These tests typically vary in length of time and by region, and may not become permanent.” According to Android Police, which first reported the "Random Episode" button, Netflix is testing it on shows like The Office, Our Planet, New Girl and Arrested Development.
Creator Justin Spitzer will hand over showrunner duties to Gabe Miller and Jonathan Green as he focuses on developing new shows for Universal TV.
YouTube has announced Retro Tech, featuring Brownlee unboxing and reviewing vintage technology. The first episode released this morning on Brownlee's popular YouTube channel, focuses on the Game Boy, which turned 30 this week. Retro Tech is being produced by Vox Media Studios and YouTube and will be available for free.
The TV journalist is exiting after three years co-hosting the daily entertainment news show. Morales will continue working for NBC News as West Coast anchor for Today and correspondent for Dateline.
“Sorry that just happened on live television,” Phillip said this morning on CNN's New Day. “It was a giant lizard…I don’t think it’s okay, but I’m fine…At least it wasn’t an alligator.”
Nutter, who directed the Season 8 premiere and Sunday's episode of Game of Thrones, has a long history with Headey, having first directed her as Sarah Connor in the pilot for Fox's 2008-10 Terminator series. ALSO: Richard Madden shares a photo of him, Kit Harington and Alfie Allen from the first read-through.
“So, I live with my mom. Well, we bought a house together, but nobody believes that,” the SNL star quipped to Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show. "So, I live with my mom kinda. I have, like, a basement that’s mine. It’s … like an apartment, so I live underneath her. So, I’m getting a little arcade set up down there. Trying to make it a little … mine.”
"I’m gonna make my own Game of Thrones," the SNL star said in kicking off the return of her Late Night segment. ALSO: James Corden and Andrew Garfield "audition" for Game of Thrones.
Lily Tomlin will host the Still Laugh-In: The Stars Celebrate special at Hollywood Dolby Theatre in honor of the 50th anniversary of Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In. Featured guests include Snoop Dogg, Tiffany Haddish, Neil Patrick Harris, Michael Douglas, Rita Moreno, Jay Leno and Jo Anne Worley.
Woody Harrelson and Marisa Tomei will take on the roles of Archie and Edith Bunker, while Jamie Foxx and Wanda Sykes will play George and Louise Jefferson in the 90-minute May 22 primetime tribute to Norman Lear's groundbreaking classic CBS sitcoms. Kimmel will host with the 96-year-old Lear. Ellie Kemper will play Gloria Stivic, Will Ferrell will appear as Tom Willis and Justina Machado is set to play Florence Johnston, with more big-name casting announcements to come. “The fact that a group of Oscar winners eagerly agreed to play these iconic characters is testament to the greatness of these shows and their creator, Norman Lear,” said Kimmel, calling the project a “dream come true.” The Live In Front Of A Studio Audience: Norman Lear’s All In The Family and The Jeffersons will air on the final night of the 2018-19 TV season, from 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Kimmel will serve as executive producer along with Ferrell, Adam McKay and Justin Theroux. According to Lear, some people have said All in the Family, which aired from 1971 to 1979, and the The Jeffersons, which lasted for 11 seasons from 1975 to 1985, “would not work today" because they are too outdated. "We disagree with them and are here to prove, with two great casts depicting of All In The Family and The Jeffersons, the timelessness of human nature,” Lear said, adding: “I cannot wait to see what these glorious performers make in our time of these indelible characters.”
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"Say what you will about this president: He has Americans reading again," Kimmel said in his ABC monologue. On CBS, Stephen Colbert reacted to the revelation that the president said "I'm f*cked" upon hearing about Robert Mueller's appointment as special counsel two years ago. “That’s actually what I said at the beginning of your presidency,” Colbert responded. “And I’m guessing that’s not how an innocent person reacts.” On The Tonight Show, Jimmy Fallon sang a Rolling Stones parody, titled "(Can't Take No) Redactions." Conan O'Brien marked the release of the redacted Mueller Report with an Infomercial For The Complete Mueller Report Collection. Seth Meyers aired a special 90-minute Late Night edition to take "A Closer Look" at Mueller's report.
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The CBS All Access series will go where no other Star Trek series has ever gone before after wrapping Season 2. "We love playing within canon," says showrunner Alex Kurtzman. "It's a delight and a privilege. It's fun to explore nooks and crannies of the universe that people haven't fully explored yet. That being said, we felt strongly that we wanted to give ourselves an entirely new energy for season three with a whole new set of problems. We're farther than any Trek show has ever gone. I also had experience working on the (J.J. Abrams) films where we were stuck with canonical problems...We're now completely free of canon, and we have a whole new universe to explore." Kurtzman adds: "That finale was the sum total of months of work between writing it and conceptualizing it production-wise. It's the biggest thing we've ever done. We all felt like we were so excited about what we were doing that everybody just brought one hundred percent every day. It was really satisfying."
"The Magicians has done something I have never experienced on a show before: It gave me a chance to grieve," says Beth Elderkin, adding: "Speculative fiction has a way of helping us understand ourselves because it allows us to explore complicated, real experiences in a safe space...Likewise, watching this scene where characters used magic to express their mourning, singing out the feelings they may never be able to say out loud, broke me. Because I’ve done the same thing. My grief was echoed in their grief, creating a cycle of mourning. Back and forth, over and over. I’m still feeling it, even now. They never leave you."
The contracts of both Chicago Fire leads were up at the end of this season. They'll receive pay raises as part of their contract extensions.
Starting April 23, The Village will move from 9 p.m. to 8 p.m., while The Voice will move back an hour from its 8 p.m. timeslot. NBC is making the change because The Village has better viewership in delayed viewing.
Wednesday's episode of Jeopardy!, in which Holzhauer broke his week-old single-game winnings record, had more than viewers than any broadcast TV show that night.
The Isaac Asimov book-based show is the latest Apple series to experience a showrunner change, after The Morning Show and Amazing Stories. Josh Friedman, who co-wrote the Foundation script with David S. Goyer, had an amicable exit, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Friedman was previously ousted from TNT's Snowpiercer.
Survivor was the No. 2 broadcast program in LGBTQ households last week, after the NCAA Men's Championship game, followed by NCIS, 60 Minutes and Modern Family. Game of Thrones led all cable shows, followed by The Rachel Maddow Show in a distant second place, Untucked, RuPaul’s Drag Race and All in with Chris Hayes. Nielsen created its LGBTQ TV ratings in consultation with GLAAD.
Thursday's episode could've been a completely satisfying end to the Fox Batman drama series. ALSO: Watch Gotham's series finale trailer.
"HBO and Beyoncé’s team did have conversations about airing Homecoming," reports Vulture's Jackson McHenry. "The cable network was interested, but, these sources say, Netflix stepped in with a ridiculously big money offer and HBO couldn’t justify matching such a steep price tag. It’s unknown exactly how much Netflix paid for the special."
The Australian Loving and Boy Erased actor has signed on for his first TV role in a decade, playing a slave catcher on the Barry Jenkins series based on Colson Whitehead's Pulitzer-winning novel.
The Project Runway alum disliked the Japanese organizational guru's Netflix show so much it took him four hours to watch one episode. “I have been asked twice to conduct an interview with Marie Kondo … and I have twice declined,” Gunn said on the the One Way Ticket Show Opens a New Window podcast. “I’m not a believer. I don’t subscribe to her methods. This whole business about sparking joy? I mean, I have a huge number of books … Do they all spark joy? Roget’s Thesaurus does not spark joy. Am I going to get rid of it? No!”
Sunday Best originally aired from 2007 to 2015. Kirk Franklin will return as host for the revival, as will judge Erica Campbell. Gospel singer Jonathan McReynolds and American Soul's Kelly Price will also serve as judges.
The cable channel had to go to taped programming, rather than air the live morning show AMHQ, due to the software attack.
Co-creators Brian Koppelman and David Levien are responsible for much of the Showtime series' dialogue, which can be described as functioning as a "whirlwind tour of the pop-culture canon." As Koppelman explains, "these people are smarter than we are. They are incredibly well-read. They’ve seen all the important movies. They can talk about paintings. They have an incredible felicity of interests and knowledge.”
Mark Proksch's Colin Robinson character has given the FX series an unexpected boost as "a walking nightmare in horn-rims and cardigan sweaters," says Cheryl Eddy. "The other vampires we’ve met so far on FX’s What We Do in the Shadows are all fairly traditional—they have fangs, wear ornate velvet outfits, drink blood, turn into bats, sleep in coffins, etc. But Colin, who presents as a studiously bland middle-aged man, is a 'daywalker' who feeds on frustration—something he’s incredibly skilled at amplifying everywhere he goes. That’s why he works in a nondescript office where he’s able to feed just by poking his head over cubicle walls and shooting the sh*t, and why he delights in taking the podium at local government meetings, holding everyone hostage with his drawn-out views on zoning ordinances."
Greenleaf sued producers and NBC Universal last year, claiming she was dismissed because of her battles with depression.
Their song, "Power is Power," is part of the upcoming album "For the Throne (Music Inspired by the HBO Series Game of Thrones)."
The disgraced ice skater and Dancing with the Stars alum is competing on Season 16 of the Food Network reality show, along with Jimmie Walker, JJ Bullock, Jonathan Lipnicki and Morgan Fairchild.
“I love pop music and I love Friends," says RM, the only member of the South Korean boy band who is fluent in English. “Yeah, the TV show. My mom bought me the full series — I watched it — like several times. I just want to speak and listen and to understand musicians in America. I just want to say, thank you, mom.”
The Alice Braga USA crime drama returns June 6.
The CW series has paid homage to Alfred Hitchcock, Douglas Sirk and Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?
MacFarlane has released a TBS video of his favorites in honor of the Fox comedy's 20th anniversary.
The Superman prequel series returns June 12.
The president again tweeted a Game of Thrones meme, this time saying "GAME OVER" using the HBO drama's font an hour before the Mueller Report's release this morning. "No Collusion. No Obstruction. For the haters and the radical left Democrats — Game Over," stated Trump's tweet. HBO responded to the use of Game of Thrones hours later, saying in a statement: “We were not aware of this messaging and would prefer our trademark not be misappropriated for political purposes.” Trump first invoked Game of Thrones last November, with a tweet saying "Sanctions are Coming." During the government shutdown in January, Trump posted an Instagram image using the Game of Thrones font, saying "The Wall is Coming."
Hannah Gadsby: Nanette, The Good Place, Random Acts of Flyness and The End of the F***ing World were also awarded Peabodys this year. Additionally, Sesame Street has been named the winner of the Peabody's Institutional Award for five decades of educating and entertaining children, globally, while Cartoon Network's Steven Universe has been named the winner of the Peabody for children and youth programming.
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"Hard to believe Last Man Standing hits 150 episodes this week and it gets better with another upcoming season at Fox,” Allen said in a statement of Fox ordering a second season of his long-running comedy. “Great news for all of us who are creating these stories and working our pants off to make you all laugh. It’s another big high-five to the legions of loyal fans who have faithfully kept us front and center and huge on the radar. Thanks to our family at Fox who continue to make us feel so at home. Man, if we keep this up, they might have to call our show: Last Man Unable to Stand.”
The cult that made headlines for former Smallville star Allison Mack's involvement will get the HBO documentary treatment. HBO promises a “deep, nuanced look at experiences of its members, spotlighting their universal desire for personal growth.”
Kevin Hunter had been negotiating his exit from The Wendy Williams Show since his wife filed for divorce last week. Hunter has been executive producer since its launch in 2008.
“Elmo thinks that you two need to respect each other,” Elmo informs the rival siblings in a Sesame Street "Respect is Coming" video. “When Elmo has a problem with his friends like Abby or Cookie Monster, Elmo doesn’t get upset. Elmo listens and learns from what they have to say.” Cookie Monster visited Westworld for a "Respect World" segment." The cameos are part of Sesame Workshop’s “Respect Brings Us Together” campaign, which launched Thursday to kick off Sesame Street's 50th-anniversary celebration. Westworld, Game of Thrones and Sesame Street are all HBO shows.
Cavallari was reacting on Watch What Happens Live to Whitney Port's recent revelation that her famous trip to Paris on the MTV reality show's first season never happened. “I’ve never heard that before, but I can tell you most of my stuff wasn’t real,” Cavallari told Andy Cohen with a laugh. “I’m just happy that more people are coming out and saying that stuff isn’t real, because for the longest time it was only me. So thank you, Whitney.”
Olyphant says he isn't certain the Netflix horror-comedy will be back for Season 4. But if Netflix does cancel the show, he tells TVLine: "I would consider myself lucky to have done the (three seasons that) we did. I’m really proud of the work on that show."
The Chernobyl Podcast will be co-hosted by a pair of podcast veterans: Chernobyl creator Craig Main and Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me host Peter Sagal. Podcast episodes will be released the day after each episode.
Titled HBO Backstories, the new web series of behind-the-scenes stories kicks off with co-creator David Benioff recalling Momoa's cameo in a dreamy hallucination scene for the Season 2 finale. After filming, everybody went out for a drink, and Benioff decided to challenge Momoa to the slap game. I was like I'm going to challenge the Khal because if I beat the Khal, I'm the Khal," said Benioff. That's how he ended up in the hospital. ALSO: Momoa shaves off his famous beard for the first time in seven years to discourage plastic bottle use.
“You’d be a good voice on Family Guy," James Corden told Cardellini, who was a Late Late Show guest last night along with MacFarlane. To which Cardellini recalled: “I did a voice on it, and I told everybody to, like, tune in and watch. And then when I watched it, I was replaced.” MacFarlane's response: "In my defense, I have no recollection of anything past this morning."
"I think the opportunity to stand up in front of a load of grown men and shame them," Ramsey, the youngest cast member on the show, tells The Cut. Still, Ramsey hadn't actually watched the HBO series before joining the show in Season 6 -- but she feels an affinity for Brienne of Tarth. "I actually hadn’t seen Game of Thrones. Watching it now — I’ve still not watched it all, but the bits that I’ve watched — I feel like Brienne of Tarth," she says when asked whom she identifies with the most. "They’re kind of kindred spirits. They’re both these females who are sticking up for what they believe in and proving that girls can be just as strong as boys, women can be just as strong as men."
On Wednesday, Holzhauer broke his week-old record by winning $131,127 in a single day. Holzhauer, a professional sports gambler, attributes part of his success to being lucky. “As a gambler, I know you can do everything right and still have to wait a long time to see positive results if luck is not on your side,” he says. Meanwhile, Jeopardy! producer Maggie Speak recalls Holzhauer asking a lot of questions about the buzzer. “Before he ever hit the stage, it was: ‘Well, what if I do this?’ He had a lot of very specific questions about the timing of the buzzer,'" says Speak. “And clearly my answers must have helped him."
Fox News host Ingraham devoted a segment to complaining about Teigen making Time's 100 most influential list. Teigen responded via Twitter: "Corny monster. There were 1 million other ways to try and take me down and this is what you choose? F*ck you." Teigen added: "when time comes out with their 100 most influential white supremacists list, I promise I won’t question your worthiness."
Teresa Giudice's husband, who was taken into ICE custody following the completion of his federal prison sentence, plans to appeal the Board of Immigration Appeals' ruling with the Third Circuit Court Of Appeals.
Arica Himmel plays a young Bow in the 1980s in the Black-ish episode serving as a backdoor pilot to a potential prequel series.
The three-part documentary series will tell the story of the United Arab Emirates, starting from 125,000 years in the past to the country’s union in 1971, after oil was struck.
The animated series about two bird pals living in the same apartment looks like Broad City with birds.
Premiering June 18, Arturo Castro's sketch comedy series has him playing numerous characters, tackling everything from social and political commentary to relationships. "There's no one better to continue Comedy Central's unparalleled legacy in sketch comedy than the undeniably talented writer, performer and overall brilliant Arturo Castro," Comedy Central's Sarah Babineau and Jonas Larsen said in a statement. "Alternatino really stands out for not only how funny it is and Arturo's impressive range as an actor, but also in how it challenges stereotypes of what it means to be a Latin millennial."
The rocket science drama with an occult twist returns June 13.