Sunday, April 26, 2015

Television

VARIETY-ENTERTAINMENT-TV/NEWS:Bruce Jenner Comes Out as Transgender: 'I Am A Woman'
NEW YORK (AP) - Washington Redskins wide receiver DeSean Jackson is coming to reality TV.
Ashton Kutcher's practical joke show Punk'd is heading back to TV.
NEW YORK (AP) - Diogo Morgado, who played Jesus in the History channel's 2013 miniseries "The Bible," has a new TV series. This time he plays a version of the devil known as The Man.
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - The invasion of Paris provided a riveting multi-episode kick to the third season of "Vikings," a series that has put History on the map creatively speaking more than any of its other scripted productions.
NEW YORK (AP) - David Letterman is getting a prime-time goodbye from the folks at CBS.
IF "MAD MEN'S" twice-divorced, hard-drinking Don Draper had cared more for his family and less for his job, he might be happier.
LONDON, April 23 (Reuters) - Hollywood actor Robert Downey Jr walked out of a British television interview about his latest film after he was pressed on his past problems with drugs and alcohol.
AUSTIN, Texas - When Brett Morgen was working through the drawings, journals, home videos, and sound collages that Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain left behind after taking his life in 1994, the filmmaker found a note to Cobain's then-girlfriend Tracey Marander, written in the late 1980s.
Chef's Table. David Gelb, director of the wonderful, must-see doc Jiro Dreams of Sushi, beautifully profiles acclaimed chefs from around the world. (Jiro is also on Netflix and a fantastic primer for the series). All six episodes on Netflix on Sunday.
* HAPPYISH. 9:30 p.m. Sunday, Showtime. One possible appetizer for the final few episodes of "Mad Men" is this new comedy about a middle-aged ad man (Steve Coogan, at right in photo below) who's probably happier than Don Draper but far more worried that he isn't. Look for appearances by Kathryn Hahn, Bradley Whitford, Ellen Barkin - and the Keebler Elves as I'm pretty sure you've never seen them.