NBC Pulls Plug on Bill Cosby Comedy Amid Latest Rape Allegations, While Netflix Nixes Stand-Up Special
Sources confirm for TVLine that NBC has halted development of a new comedy to be headlined by Bill Cosby, in the wake of ongoing and new allegations of sexual assault levied against the veteran entertainer. READ MORE
Nielsen Cops to Ratings Measurement Glitch: 7 Burning Questions Answered
Nielsen on Friday issued a statement acknowledging that TV ratings have since March been misreported, from “small” to “more significant” degrees.
How does this affect you, Joe Viewer? READ MORE
TVLine Items: Stephen Collins Cut by Scandal, Hader's SNL Promo and More
ABC is keeping its distance from Stephen Collins in the wake of his child molestation scandal. READ MORE
7th Heaven Removed from UP TV Over Stephen Collins Molestation Scandal
UP TV, a cable network which regularly airs reruns of the classic family drama 7th Heaven, is not standing by star Stephen Collins in light of the actor’s child molestation scandal. READ MORE
Thursday Night Football Spikes Rihanna Song After Public Clash With Singer
CBS is permanently dropping a Jay-Z/Rihanna song from Thursday Night Football‘s opening credits, after Rihanna publicly lambasted the network’s decision to pull the song from last week’s telecast. READ MORE
Saturday Night Live's Cecily Strong Addresses Weekend Update Exit: 'I'm Genuinely Happy About It'
Don’t cry for Saturday Night Live MVP Cecily Strong, who earlier this week lost her Weekend Update chair to Daily Show correspondent Michael Che.
In a message on her Instagram page, Strong assured fans that she’s not the least bit angry about Lorne Michael’s (seemingly unpopular) decision. READ MORE
Jimmy Kimmel Mocks Friends Reunion Backlash: Aniston Was Not 'Pissed'
Jimmy Kimmel on Thursday night addressed — more, he marveled at — the online backlash elicited by the Jimmy Kimmel Live! sketch in which he invited Jennifer Aniston to participate in a “surprise” Friends reunion READ MORE & WATCH VIDEO
Emmys Outrage: Sofia Vergara Says 'Sexist' Criticisms Are 'Ridiculous'
Backstage at Monday night’s Primetime Emmy Awards — where Modern Family had just five-peated as best comedy — Sofia Vergara was in no laughing mood about “sexist” criticisms made about her appearance during the telecast. READ MORE
State of Affairs Shake-Up: NBC's Katherine Heigl Drama Loses Showrunner
The current State of Affairs is… rocky.
TV vet Ed Bernero has vacated his post as showrunner of NBC’s new Katherine Heigl drama State of Affairs, TVLine has confirmed. READ MORE
USA's Dig Promises Closed-End Story (With Ties to Third Temple Prophecy?)
‘Dig’ EPs Tim Kring and Gideon Raff flank stars Anne Heche and Jason Isaacs
USA Network’s Dig promises to spin a closed-ended, six-episode story that maybe just might rub up against, Da Vinci Code-style, a provocative religious concept. READ MORE