Television News from the New York TimesAdvertising: Creating Ads During the MTV Video Music Awards – Company executives say 35 to 40 people will work during the show in marketing on the fly with tasks like live commercials.
Peter Capaldi Goes From ‘Doctor Who’ Fan to Its Star – Peter Capaldi, the new star of the BBC’s “Doctor Who,” says his version of the Doctor is more sardonic and elusive.
ArtsBeat: ‘The Simpsons’: Your Must-Watch Episodes – These were the ten of the best recommendations shared by readers. Use this public Google Calendar to add any of these episodes to your own calendar.
What’s on TV Thursday – Television highlights.
Don Pardo: A Voice on Television That Stood Out – Before “Saturday Night Live,” Don Pardo was known in New York, where he spent his early career making the mundane sound important.
ArtsBeat: Emmys 2014: What’s Your Pick for Top Drama? – With less than a week to the Emmys, which series would you name best drama?
What’s on TV Wednesday – Television highlights.
A Voice on Television That Stood Out – Before “Saturday Night Live,” Don Pardo was known in New York, where he spent his early career making the mundane sound important.
Television News from the Seattle PICarson Daly Welcomes Baby Girl – Carson Daly and his fiancée, Siri Pinter, are proud parents to a baby girl. The couple welcomed daughter London Rose Daly Wednesday. Daly appeared on the Today show Thursday morning via Skype to introduce viewers to his new daughter in the hospital.
Thursday TV: Rectify Finale, Simpsons Marathon – The upcoming fall season will be lucky to generate even a fraction as many hits as this unusually busy TV summer produced, a list of keepers that includes Outlander, The Strain, The Knick, The Last Ship, Undateable, to name just a few. (Even something as underwhelming as AMC's Halt and Catch Fire, which didn't, has been renewed by its increasingly desperate network, and I'm hoping for good news about the future of WGN America's Manhattan and WE's The Divide.) But few summer pick-ups have made me happier (not a word I typically associate with the series) than SundanceTV's renewal earlier this week of a true sleeper, the brooding Rectify, for a third year.
ABC Developing Series Based on Castle's Derrick Storm Novels – The Derrick Storm novels penned by fictional character Richard Castle (Nathan Fillion) on Castle may soon be getting their own standalone series. Gregory Poirier (Missing) is writing the pilot and executive-producing with Castle creator Andrew Marlowe (who announced this summer that he's stepping down as primary showrunner) and his wife, executive producer Terri Edda Miller.
Dave Grohl, Wife Welcome Daughter – [...] time's a charm for rocker Dave Grohl and his wife Jordyn Blum, who welcomed their third daughter recently, People reports. Grohl's band Foo Fighters will release their eighth album Sonic Highways in November.
Top Videos: Aaron Paul, Bryan Cranston and Julia Louis-Dreyfus' Hilarious Emmy Promo – Numerous celebrities, including Ben Affleck and former President George W. Bush, accepted the ALS Association's Ice Bucket Challenge. [...] Taylor Swift just about broke the Internet with the premiere of her new video, "Shake It Off." In this hilarious promo for the Emmy Awards (which air on Monday, August 25), the Breaking Bad stars team up with Julia Louis-Dreyfus, who's trying to pawn the Best Supporting Actress award she won for Seinfeld because she got drunk and bought an island. Unless you've been living under a rock, you've probably heard about the Ice Bucket Challenge, the social media campaign designed to raise awareness of ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease). Celebrities and non-famous folks alike have been participating by dumping buckets of ice water over their heads and challenging other people to do the same. Nick Offerman offers deep musings and poignant factoids on a variety of subjects in this thought-provoking video, including the fact that "Once you have a Ph.D., every meeting you go to becomes a doctor's appointment."
Exclusive: Bob Barker Packs a Punch in Happy Gilmore Homage on Bold and the Beautiful – Game show icon Bob Barker will spoof his classic fight scene from Happy Gilmore - the one where he beat the bejesus out of Adam Sandler - on the Thursday, Aug. 28 episode of CBS's The Bold and the Beautiful. Not only does TV Guide Magazine have an exclusive video preview of the resulting smackdown (below), we also spoke to the 90-year-old Barker to get all the deets. Congrats on making a return appearance on The Bold and the Beautiful! Hey, at my age, I'll take it! I'm grateful for whatever comes my way, especially when I can get out my message about the importance of spaying and neutering animals. CBS and [B&B exec producer] Brad Bell have been incredible about using the soap to increase awareness. [...] if I get a chance to punch out a guy who thinks animal lovers are stupid wackos, even better! Bob Barker Packs a Punch in Happy Gilmore Homage on Bold and the Beautiful at TVGuide.com
Frankie Valli Heads to Hawaii Five-0 as Carol Burnett's Mysterious Fiancé – Four Seasons singer Frankie Valli will "Walk Like a Man" right down the aisle on Hawaii Five-0 this season. As we previously teased in Mega Buzz, Carol Burnett will be returning to the show in Season 5 as Deb, the aunt of McGarrett (Alex O'Loughlin), and will be bringing a fiance with her, whom she met in chemotherapy. Valli, 80, has been tapped to play her beau, Leonard Campbell, Entertainment Weekly reports. Fall TV Preview: Get scoop on Hawaii Five-0 and more returning shows "They're going to have this whirlwind romance, and they're coming to Hawaii to get married because they realize both of them don't have much time left," showrunner Peter Lenkov told TVGuide.com last month.
There's Another Duggar on the Way – Dillard took several pregnancy tests that came back negative, but got a plus sign when she took one of the tests her mother keeps at home, according to People, which first reported the news. "About 30 days after Jill and Derick got married, they gathered everyone in the living room and shared the news," Dillard's father Jim Bob told People. The new season of 19 Kids and Counting, which will feature Jill and Derick's wedding and plans for parenthood, premieres Tuesday, Sept. 2 at 9/8c on TLC.
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