Phylicia Rashad joins Empire

Phylicia Rashad joins Empire

Phylicia Rashad (The Cosby Show) will recur on season three of Fox’s Empire as the mother of city councilman Angelo Dubois (Taye Diggs). Drama resumes Wednesday, September 21.

CBS Sunday Morning anchor Charles Osgood retiring

CBS Sunday Morning anchor Charles Osgood retiring (John Filo)

Charles Osgood announced his retirement as CBS Sunday Morning anchor. Said the 83-year-old Osgood on yesterday’s broadcast, “For years now, people – even friends and family – have been asking me why I keep doing this considering my age….It’s been a great run, but after nearly 50 years at CBS, including the last 22 years […]

Nielsen adjusts household numbers

Nielsen adjusts household numbers

Nielsen adjusted its National Television Household Universe number for the 2016-17 season to 118.4 million, up from 116.4 million last year and 115.6 million in 2013. Said the measurement company, “The 2017 National Universe Estimates reflect real changes in population since last year and updated TV penetration levels, differentially calculated for qualifying market break and […]

Empire in hot water for conduct during filming during season 2

Empire takes a production break

Just weeks ahead of the season 3 debut of Fox’s Empire, a class action lawsuit surrounding the first two eps of season 2 is brewing against the network and the show. The guardians of two former residents of Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention Center in Chicago claim residents were mistreated during filming, told to stay […]

Connie Britton may be heading out of Nashville

Connie Britton clarifies her Nashville status

Bad news for Connie Britton fans. It appears the Nashville star is set to exit the country music drama’s upcoming fifth season on CMT, after appearing in 10 of 22 episodes. Negotiations with the actress on the length of her commitment to Season 5 are reportedly ongoing. The former ABC show makes its debut on […]

Lip Sync Battle going live

Lip Sync Battle going live!

Spike’s Lip Sync Battle is going live for the first time on Sunday, September 11 at 8p. One-hour special Lip Sync Battle: All-Stars LIVE showcases popular past performers including John Legend, Olivia Munn, Terry Crews and more.

TV Land cancels The Jim Gaffigan Show

TV Land cancels The Jim Gaffigan Show

Sunday’s season two finale episode of The Jim Gaffigan Show will be its last. “After two great seasons, we have mutually agreed to not move forward with season three,” said TV Land. Noting that he acted in almost every scene and his wife, Jeannie, was showrunner, Gaffigan said of the show inspired by his life, […]

Idris Elba turns kick boxer

Idris Elba turns kickboxer

Actor/producer Idris Elba (Luther) will train to become a professional kickboxer in Idris Elba: Fighter, produced by Shine North and Elba’s Green Door Pictures. The limited series, which will air on Discovery Networks International factual channels across more than 220 countries starting in early 2017, is part of Elba’s storytelling partnership with DNI.

Willie Geist’s hat is off for Billy Bush

Willie Geist takes a hat off for Billy Bush

As expected, Billy Bush is replacing Willie Geist as co-host on hour three of NBC’s Today. Bush’s move to the morning show from NBCU’s Access Hollywood was announced in May, but specifics of the job weren’t revealed until Monday. Geist still has his hands full as host of the Sunday edition of Today and co-host […]