NBC Comedy Playground: New Contest Asks Aspiring Writers to Pitch the Network's Next Hit

NBC Comedy Playground

Have a killer idea for a new sitcom? NBC is all ears. The network on Tuesday announced the launch of NBC Playground, a contest targeted at aspiring comedy writers looking to get their ideas on TV or the web. READ MORE

TVLine Items: Netflix Casts Marco Polo, GH Alum to Days, The CW Goes Backpacking and More

Marco Polo Lorenzo Richelmy

Netflix has found its Marco Polo.

Italian actor Lorenzo Richelmy will play the title role in the streaming service’s upcoming original series. READ MORE

Game of Thrones Renewed for Seasons 5 and 6

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All men must… stick around for quite some time to come.

HBO on Tuesday renewed its blockbuster hit Game of Thrones for two more seasons, …READ MORE

Bravo Announces More Real Housewives Spin- Offs, Its First Scripted Comedy and 16 Renewals

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Bravo at its annual upfront presentation on Tuesday touted 16 new series — including its previously announced Lisa Edelstein-starring divorce dramedy, the network’s first scripted comedy and a pair of Real Housewives offshoots — as well as confirmed a total of 16 renewals. READ MORE

Ratings: NCAA Finals Down Vs. 2013, Bones Up

NCAA Men's Final Four Championship

CBS’ coverage of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament championship game — in which my youngest niece’s college bested my second-oldest niece’s alma mater — averaged 21.2 million total viewers and a 7.2 demo rating on Monday night (per finals), down

Report: Battlestar Galactica Movie in the Works, But Hold Up, Starbuck — There's a Twist


The big-screen return of Adama, Starbuck, Boomer and Baltar? So say we all!

But just a minute, Battlestar Galactica fans: The version of the sci-fi series that’s being planned for the big screen is …READ MORE

Syfy Orders Mythological Drama Series Olympus and Zombie-Apocalypse Series Z Nation

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By the beard of Zeus! Syfy has ordered a 13-part drama series Olympus, which tells the story of a group of people who challenge the gods and banish them to the Underworld. READ MORE

Ratings: ACM Awards Drop From 2013, Once and Family Guy Rise, Resurrection Slips Vs. Thrones


CBS’ broadcast of the Academy of Country Music Awards on Sunday night drew 14.1 million total viewers and a 3.3 demo rating, down 8 and 23 percent from last year’s decade-plus highs and more on par with 2012 (which did 13 mil/3.1). READ MORE

Barbara Walters' Retirement Date Set

Barbara Walters Retires

Barbara Walters has attached an official date to her previously announced retirement.

ABC announced Monday that Walters’ final day co-hosting The View will be …READ MORE