Sunday, April 19, 2015

Television

MIAMI (AP) - Television's longest-running variety show is calling it a wrap after 53 years.
NEW YORK (AP) - When Jimmy Fallon sought to turn the popular lip sync competition feature from the "Tonight" show into a television series, NBC turned down one of its biggest stars - a decision that at least initially seems like an embarrassing mistake.
NEW YORK (AP) - No one was more surprised than Ari Millen to learn that this character on BBC America's "Orphan Black" was not being killed off, but was being expanded.
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - NBC is bringing back "Emerald City," inspired by L. Frank Baum's enduring "Wizard of Oz" tales, after passing on the project last season.
StarTalk with Neil deGrasse Tyson. The author and astrophysicist launches his talk show blending science talk with pop culture, comedy and celeb chat. His first guest: Star Trek alum George Takei. 11 p.m. Monday on National Geographic Channel.
Last week on Conan O'Brien's TBS talk show, comedian Amy Schumer declared that 2015 was the year of the ass, a declaration that will make sense if you watch the premiere of the third season of her brilliant comedy-sketch show.
This is a thin week for new DVD releases. But thin is OK when what is available is so good. Among the releases are those that will make you turn on a night-light and test your legal knowledge.
At first, Pivot's new series Fortitude sounded like an oddity: an English-language murder mystery set on a remote Norwegian island, populated by a cast of characters from every corner of the Earth, including Scandinavians of all stripes, Brits, Americans, Spaniards, and Russians.
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - As "Supernatural" heads towards its season 10 finale, star Misha Collins tells Variety that there are "enormous sacrifices" ahead as Castiel and Sam (Jared Padalecki) race to save Dean (Jensen Ackles) from the murderous effects of the Mark of Cain.
Newark Mayor Ras Baraka stopped by Comedy Central’s "The Nightly Show" Wednesday night to discuss “snitching” to police, and the takeaway is this: If you kill someone in front of him, he’s telling the cops.
"His name was Death, and Hell followed with him," declares the hooded man who guns down nurse Rose Arvale (Anna Diop) in the opening moments of the CW's new drama "The Messengers."
 
'The Goldbergs' actor joins Dan O'Shannon CBS Comedy Pilot