Daily Archives : Aug 21, 2013

‘Dancing with the Stars’ Regular Will Sit Out Next Season

ABC’s "Dancing with the Stars" is losing one of its regular performers for a season. EW.com’s Inside TV reports that professional ballroom dancer Kym Johnson will miss the 17th season of the dance competition. The dancer will return for the…

Report: Authorities Are Suspicious About Death of ‘That ’70s Show’ Actress

Both the Los Angeles County Coroner and the Los Angeles County Sheriff are conducting investigations into the cause of actress Lisa Robin Kelly’s death, reports TMZ.com. The story notes that the "L.A. County Coroner never got a call from the…

NBC Renews Freshman Show

NBC has made the first renewal of the season for a freshman unscripted summer series. Deadline.com reports that the network picked up the summer game show "Hollywood Game Night" for a second season. The show, hosted by Jane Lynch, will…

Emmy-Nominated TV and Film Director Dead at 95 — His Long String of Credits Included ‘Magnum Force,’ ‘Rawhide,’ ‘Gunsmoke,’ ‘The Harrad Experiment’

A prolific TV and film director who racked up a long string of credits in a career going back to the early 1950s has died, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Ted Post, who directed Clint Eastwood in the series "Rawhide"…

‘Breaking Bad’ Actor Heads to NBC Comedy Series

An NBC sitcom is bringing in an actor from the AMC drama "Breaking Bad." The Hollywood Reporter’s Live Feed reports that Jonathan Banks, who plays Mike Ehrmantraut on "Breaking Bad," will tackle a multi-episode arc in the fifth season of…

TBS Renews Three Shows

TBS has announced renewals for three series. Deadline.com reports that the cable channel picked up a second season of the Howie Mandel-produced hidden camera series "Deal With It," giving third-season orders to "Sullivan & Son" and "Men at Work." "Sullivan…

Why Kanye West Reportedly Turned Down ‘American Idol’ Judging Spot

Kanye West reportedly turned down an offer to join the judges’ panel on "American Idol," according to US Weekly. The reason? He reportedly didn’t want to "go that mainstream," the story says, citing an unnamed source. The Fox show had…

Al Jazeera America Plays Hardball With AT&T

Al Jazeera America is accusing AT&T of breach of contract, and the fledgling cable news channel is taking its beef to court. The cable channel said Tuesday it has filed a lawsuit against AT&T after AT&T dropped the network from…

‘Parks and Recreation’ Actress Developing Dramedy for CW

The CW has given a script order to an actress on the NBC series "Parks and Recreation" for an hourlong dramedy project. The Hollywood Reporter’s Live Feed reports that Rashida Jones and her older sister, Kidada Jones, are developing the…

It’s a Family Affair: Kris Jenner Lines Up Grand Finale for Her Talk Show’s Trial Run

Kris Jenner’s talk show "Kris" ends its six-week trial run on the Fox-owned stations this Friday, and the Kardashian matriarch is calling on her high-profile family for the finale. TMZ.com reports that Kanye West will reveal a photo of his…