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Jimmy Kimmel mocks CBS, 'Gotham,' Juan Pablo

Jimmy Kimmel took the stage at ABC’s upfront presentation to advertisers Tuesday and — in what has now become a tradition (and the best part of the event) — he lampooned his network, his rivals and anyone who would even think of advertising on his network.

Here are his best jokes (i.e., pretty much his whole standup act):

“Being a president of television network is hard, there’s no question about that. But somehow [ABC topper] Paul Lee makes it look even harder. You heard Paul say it, we’re No. 1. We’re No. 1? Look, I don’t know what this No. 1 brand bullshit is, I don’t know what kind of 17 mile long … collider they spun that one in, but the ABC I work at is not No. 1. In fact, we might need to crash on your couch for a while. READ FULL STORY

ABC defends racy 'Grey's' at 8 p.m.

Two of ABC’s popular — and very steamy — dramas will air an hour earlier on Thursdays this fall, but ABC topper Paul Lee doesn’t seem to be too worried about shaking up the so-called family hour with Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal.

“I think it’s much less relevant than it was than five years ago,” Lee said today in a press conference, after a reporter questioned the idea of airing adult content earlier in the evening. ABC unveiled its fall schedule Tuesday that shifted the sexy medical soap Grey’s to 8 p.m. on Thursdays, and the equally racy Scandal from 10 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Another reporter reminded Lee that ABC once had a reputation for keeping the family hour free of racy shows, he said the sales department was “fully supportive” of the decision to move Grey’s to 8 and that it’s a “non-issue.”

Lee also went on to say that ABC has a “strong” standards and practices department and “we will make sure whatever we air is appropriate.”

Sexy scenes have become a mainstay on both dramas — and characters have even been known to do the hibity-dibity outside of the bedroom. (See: Cristina and Owen in the fan shaft: Fitz and Liv in the White House). But Scandal, in particular, also features violent content like torture. Watch some below: READ FULL STORY

ABC fall schedule revealed: 'Scandal' on the move

Scandal will air an hour earlier on Thursdays, while Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. will move to 9 on Tuesdays, according to ABC’s new fall schedule released today.

The rest of ABC’s schedule remains intact, especially Dancing with the Stars — which will stay a one-night-a-week franchise (sorry, fringe lovers).  Here’s the full schedule (new shows are in bold): READ FULL STORY

'Glee' final season length could change, Fox says

Fox has an order for 22 episodes of Glee, but Fox Entertainment topper Kevin Reilly says that could change. The dramedy isn’t on the fall schedule, and there was some thought that Fox could cut back the show. Reilly said the musical dramedy will return in midseason for its final run and that the network will work with co-creator Ryan Murphy for how to best shape the closing arc.

“We need to sit down with [creator] Ryan Murphy on how to end it,” Reilly told reporters this morning in anticipation of the network’s upfront presentation later today. “The advantage of  airing it later in the season is that it doesn’t have to feel the pressure of delivering.”

Reilly also explained why he decided to order two more seasons of Glee in April of 2013, when he [obviously] no one would predict the drama would experience ratings lows this year. “It was really a business decision,” he said. “We sat down with Ryan and heard creatively where he it was going. Ryan had a good beat.”

'24: Live Another Day': 'Help, Jack's trying to kill me!'

Remember that sneaky little tart from Fox’s 24: Live Another Day premiere, who stole off with that very important brief case?

In this exclusive clip from Monday’s episode, Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland) is hot on  her trail — until things get a little bloody. READ FULL STORY

'Nashville' renewed by ABC

Good news, Deacon lovers: He and the other country crooners on Nashville will be back for another season.

The drama that stars Connie Britton and Charles Esten was one of the last shows waiting for a pickup from ABC, which already announced renewals for series like Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal, Revenge, Castle and Once Upon a Time.

There’s still no word yet on Last Man Standing or the unscripted show The Taste. ABC’s already yanked Trophy Wife, Super Fun Night and Suburgatory.

ABC will announce its fall lineup Tuesday in New York.

 

NBC's next 'New Normal: 'One Big Happy'

The network that tried and failed to tell a very modern parenting story with A New Normal will try yet again with One Big Happy, a new comedy starring Elisha Cuthbert as a lesbian who’s pregnant with her best friend’s baby.

The executive producers on the comedy are Ellen Degeneres, Liz Feldman and Scott Ellis (2 Broke Girls).

Here’s the official logline for the sitcom that’ll premiere as part of NBC’s midseason lineup: Best friends Lizzy (gay and a bit type-A) and Luke (straight and more laid back) are like family. When they were kids and both of their parents were getting divorces, Lizzy (Elisha Cuthbert, Happy Endings) and Luke (Nick Zano, 2 Broke Girls) stuck together, and they’ve been there for each other ever since. Now, all grown up and still single, they’ve decided to start a family of their own. No, not like that (there are some lines even they won’t cross), we’re talking the non-romantic, go-to-the-doctor’s-office type of babymaking. Then one night, after yet another failed attempt at conception, the two head out to a bar to let off some steam. That’s where Luke meets Prudence (Kelly Brook, Smallville), a free-spirited British girl who’s slated to go back to England in a matter of days. Lizzy isn’t a huge fan — it might have something to do with Prudence waltzing around their apartment naked — but Luke really hits it off with her. Soon they’re spending every last minute of her limited time together. Then, just as Lizzy discovers that she’s actually pregnant, Luke announces that he and Prudence got married and a different kind of family is born.

Excited? How about these comedy, then, which were also ordered today:

MISSION CONTROL: Dr. Mary Kendricks (Krysten Ritter, Don’t Trust the B— in Apartment 23) is a tough but brilliant aerospace engineer, leading a team of NASA scientists at the cutting edge of space exploration. The only problem is, this is the 1960s and she’s a woman. Navigating the ridiculous boys’ club of astronauts and engineering nerds is no easy task, but she’s up to the challenge … until her boss brings on Tom (Tommy Dewey, “The Mindy Project”) — a former hotshot test pilot and overall man’s man — to co-manage her team.

BAD JUDGE: Wild child Rebecca Wright (Kate Walsh, Grey’s Anatomy) knows how to have a good time, but she also happens to be one of L.A.’s toughest and most respected criminal court judges. She has a reputation for unorthodox behavior in the courtroom, including creative and saying exactly what’s on her mind. Her private life, on the other hand, is anything but innocent. She parties too much and rocks out on the drums in a band with her best friend, Jenny. While there’s no shortage of male admirers who would love to spend time with her, she’s not ready to settle down … except when an 8-year-old boy — whose parents were put in jail by Rebecca — needs her help. He may, in fact, be the one thing that starts to tame this “bad” judge.

 

 

CBS orders 'NCIS' spinoff, 'The Odd Couple'

CBS gave the go-ahead to another NCIS spinoff, along with a retelling of the classic comedy The Odd Couple that will star Matthew Perry.

Tea Leoni will also debut on CBS this fall as the Secretary of State while Laurie Metcalf returns in a family sitcom about a raucous Boston clan.

What’s missing from this round of pickups? There was talk of a CSI spinoff that would have starred Patricia Arquette as a special agent in charge of the FBI’s cyber crime division. 

CBS, which has already issued verdicts on most of its shows save The Crazy Ones, Intelligence and The Mentalist, will present its fall lineup Wednesday in New York.

Here’s what’s planned (so far) for the 2014-15 season: READ FULL STORY

'Glee': Are Lea Michele and Ryan Murphy teaming for a real 'Funny Girl' Broadway revival? -- EXCLUSIVE

This season of Glee has seen Rachel Berry (Lea Michele) win her dream role as Fanny Brice in a Broadway revival of Funny Girl. But are Michele and series co-creator Ryan Murphy, who owns the rights to the show, planning their own real-life revival of the iconic musical? Earlier this year, Michele gave interviews saying that the pair were indeed interested in bringing Girl to the stage.

Now, Murphy is confirming those discussions. While sitting down with EW for this week’s cover on his adaptation of HBO’s The Normal Heart, Murphy revealed, “I have the rights to it. It’s something that we’re talking about. I’ve never done Broadway. I’ve always wanted to. Right now, we’re just sort of testing the waters with different people.” READ FULL STORY

'Dancing with the Stars' renewed by ABC, plus 3 other reality shows

It lost some sheen after losing that second night of results but ABC isn’t giving up on one of the last great variety shows on broadcast TV: Dancing with the Stars has been renewed for a 19th season.

The most recent installment — which saw a personnel shakeup in the celebraquarium and changes to band — averaged a 2.5 rating in 18-49 and a respectable 15.4 million viewers. Not too shabby for the veteran franchise, which still manages to generate a lot of interest. (Who doesn’t like fringe?)

DWTS was one of several shows renewed by ABC in the last 24 hours in anticipation of its presentation to advertisers Tuesday in New York.

UPDATE: Also renewed: Shark Tank for season 6, The Bachelor for season 19 and America’s Funniest Home Videos for season 25.

Death Watch 2014: What’s back, what’s not

Zoe Saldana talks 'Rosemary's Baby,' reveals how tight script security is with 'Avatar' and 'Star Trek' -- LISTEN!

There are three things that helped Zoe Saldana decide to take on the role of Rosemary in NBC’s two-part remake of Rosemary’s Baby, premiering Sunday (Mother’s Day, how nice!) and concluding May 15: She liked the people she’d be working with, she found a way to remove the pressure of worrying about how fans of the classic 1968 Roman Polanski film would receive the update; and oh yes, she’d be spending three months in Paris, where this version of the horror story is set. It may have been that last one that sealed the deal, which she jokingly admitted when she stopped by Entertainment Weekly Radio (SiriusXM 105). Listen to her chat with EW Morning Live hosts Dalton Ross and Jessica Shaw below. You will also learn that the French do not take it easy on gorgeous movie stars who don’t speak their language.

In the second clip, Saldana gives updates on the next Avatar and Star Trek films, reveals just how crazy script security on J.J. Abrams and James Cameron movies can get, and is very happy to hear Dalton say he’s genuinely looking forward to Guardians of the Galaxy (she got up at 3:30 a.m., six days a week, for five months, to spend four hours in the makeup chair to play Gamora). READ FULL STORY

'Glee' season finale: Watch Mercedes & Brittany perform an original song -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

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Glee wraps up its fifth season next Tuesday at 8 p.m. ET on Fox. In the episode, called “The Untitled Rachel Berry Project,” Mercedes (Amber Riley) begins a mall tour and gets a little backup-dancer help from her pal Brittany (Heather Morris). Watch the exclusive clip from the upcoming season finale as the two perform the original song “Shakin’ My Head” below! READ FULL STORY

CW renews 'Beauty and the Beast,' orders 'Flash'

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CW is bringing back three fan favorites and ordering a pair of comic-book inspired dramas for fall.

Beauty and the Beast and Hart of Dixie will make a comeback, as will the freshman drama The 100. They join the previously announced renewals of Supernatural, The Vampire Diaries, The Originals, Arrow and Reign.

CW also picked up four new series in anticipation of its fall presentation to advertisers next week. They are The Flash, Jane the Virgin, iZombie, and The Messengers. Here are the official descriptions of the new dramas: READ FULL STORY

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