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Neil Patrick Harris, Michael Buble, Piers Morgan and Marlon Wayans to Guest Judge ‘America’s Got Talent’

2 hours ago | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Neil Patrick Harris, Michael Bublé, Piers Morgan and Marlon Wayans are set to serve as guest judges on NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” this summer, joining full-timers Howard Stern, Heidi Klum, Mel B and Howie Mandel to help whittle the acts down to 36. The four-week long judge cuts will premiere on July 14 (8-10 p.m. Et) and will lead into the live Radio City Music Hall performance shows beginning Aug. 11 (8-10 p.m.). The guest judges, who will join the regular panel one at a time for a week apiece, will also be able to use the Golden Buzzer for their favorite act, »

- Tony Maglio

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DVR Gridlock 2015-16: Tuesday Nights

18 hours ago | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

[As in years past, this week, I'm going to be glancing, night-by-night, at how the primetime schedules have changed after the network announcements at upfronts. I'll be looking at how the various changes will impact the ratings races on each night, as well as my own DVRing habits. Readers can chime in on how their own DVRs will be impacted. And yes, this brief series assumes that anybody still watches TV on their TVs. I'm old-fashioned. I'm also probably gonna ignore that I have a fancy new six-tuner DVR that means that I really don't have to make choices anymore. This will assume that I make choices for my own sanity.] Tuesday Nights 8:00 p.m.  ABC: "The Muppets"/"Fresh Off The Boat" CBS: "NCIS" The CW: "The Flash" Fox: "Grandfathered"/"The Grinder" NBC: "The Voice" 9:00 p.m. ABC: "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." CBS: "NCIS: New Orleans" The CW: "iZombie" Fox: "Scream Queens" NBC: "Heartbreaker" 10:00 p.m.  ABC: "Quantico" CBS: "Limitless" NBC: "Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris"/"Chicago Fire" What's Changed: There were six half-hour comedies airing on Tuesday night at the start of last season and there are four half-hour comedies set to air on Tuesday nights this fall and there's no overlap between them. That's pretty remarkable if you think about it. Of last season's fall Tuesday comedies, "Mindy Project" has moved on to Hulu and "New Girl" is returning at midseason and the other four are dead. So it's no wonder that not only are networks doing new comedies on Tuesday, »

- Daniel Fienberg

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Watch Best of 'Red Nose Day': Anna Kendrick as Indiana Jones, 'Game of Thrones' Musical

22 May 2015 6:18 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Last night, NBC aired a live special to raise money for Red Nose Day to help children around the world. Pretty much every celebrity you can think of was part of the show -- since "Do You Want to Help Save Children?" is a strong pitch. You can head to NBC's site to see the full episode and learn how you can get involved with donations, but here are five video highlights:

"Indiana Jones With Anna Kendrick"

As this video's intro states, "After the excitement surrounding the all-female 'Ghostbusters' reboot, Hollywood is now remaking hundreds of classic films with female leads." Cue Anna Kendrick in "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade." We see her in the pivotal scene where she has to choose the right grail cup ... and maybe choose a few more to take home and decorate her house.

"Game of Thrones, Coldplay's New Musical"

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- Gina Carbone

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Celebs Bring the Funny for Red Nose Day: Gwyneth Paltrow Hangs Out, Robert Pattinson Crashes a Car & More!

21 May 2015 8:15 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

What's Red Nose Day, you ask? It first started in Britain in 1988 to raise money for poverty-stricken children in the UK and Africa. This year, the comedy benefit has extended to the United States, with NBC airing a three-hour special tonight, which included a very long list of star-studded hosts and cameos. David DuchovnySeth Meyers and Jane Krakowski are co-hosted the special, and more than 100 celebrities donated their time and comedy, including Zac EfronJennifer AnistonNeil Patrick HarrisMatt LeBlancJosh GrobanReese WitherspoonBenedict CumberbatchJack BlackMichelle Rodriguez,Will Ferrell, the coaches from NBC's The »

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Reese Witherspoon, Neil Patrick Harris Among Celebs Supporting ‘Red Nose Day’

21 May 2015 6:16 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Celebrities far and wide, including Reese Witherspoon and Neil Patrick Harris, took over social media Thursday to show support for children’s charities by wearing red noses.

Red Nose Day was launched in the U.K. in 1988 as a Comic Relief event to help the disadvantaged. Nearly three decades later, the charity drive comes to the U.S. for the first time. A three-hour telecast will air Thursday at 6 p.m. Pst on NBC with live musical and comedy performances, taped segments produced by Funny or Die, and short films.

Other celebs to take to Twitter and Facebook wearing red noses include, Eva Mendes, Anne Hathaway, Vanessa Williams, Nicole Scherzinger, the bands Coldplay and One Direction, and even a photoshopped image of Elvis Presley.

The NBC telecast will be hosted by Seth Meyers, David Duchovny and Jane Krakowski, each taking an hour.

As in the U.K., Red Nose Day »

- Reece Ristau

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Tomorrowland: how Walt Disney’s strange utopia shaped the world of tomorrow

21 May 2015 11:03 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Disneyland is celebrating its 60th birthday with a movie version of one of its most famous attractions. But do we still need the theme park now that the rest of the world has been Disneyfied?

Welcome to the future. Or is it the past? In Tomorrowland, Disney’s new adventure movie, George Clooney and friends risk life and limb to reach the utopian realm of the title, and it looks pretty much like we expected the future to look, at least back in the 1960s: a pristine, shopping-mall sort of place with soaring glass spires and flying trains and happy people of all nations wearing coloured boiler suits. But here in the real world (a relative term, admittedly) you can visit Tomorrowland today. As many millions of visitors know, it is already an area of Disney’s theme parks, devoted to the same type of optimistic techno-futurism Tomorrowland the movie espouses. »

- Steve Rose

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Behind the Scenes of NBC's Red Nose Day, Which Aims to Be 'Funny For Money'

21 May 2015 11:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Tonight, NBC is digging deep for children's charities with Red Nose Day, a three hour charity special featuring star-studded sketches and musical performances -- an annual tradition in the UK that production company Done + Dusted is responsible for bringing to America for the first time. Read More: NBC Fall 2015: Everything You Need to Know, From Neil Patrick Harris' Variety Show to A Very Confusing Wesley Snipes Series A few sketches have already been released (including the above "recreation" of an all-female "Reservoir Dogs," featuring the cast of "Orange is the New Black"), but tonight's the big night for the team. Via email, producer and Done + Dusted president Ian Stewart explained to Indiewire what to expect from tonight's special, and which partners went above and beyond when it came to creating original comedy for the night. I'd love to hear a little bit about the origins of the project »

- Liz Shannon Miller

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Behind the Scenes of NBC's Red Nose Day, Which Aims to Be 'Funny For Money'

21 May 2015 11:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Tonight, NBC is digging deep for children's charities with Red Nose Day, a three hour charity special featuring star-studded sketches and musical performances -- an annual tradition in the UK that production company Done + Dusted is responsible for bringing to America for the first time. Read More: NBC Fall 2015: Everything You Need to Know, From Neil Patrick Harris' Variety Show to A Very Confusing Wesley Snipes Series A few sketches have already been released (including the above "recreation" of an all-female "Reservoir Dogs," featuring the cast of "Orange is the New Black"), but tonight's the big night for the team. Via email, producer and Done + Dusted president Ian Stweart explained to Indiewire what to expect from tonight's special, and which partners went above and beyond when it came to creating original comedy for the night. I'd love to hear a little bit about the origins of the project »

- Liz Shannon Miller

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Reality TV Fights Back Against Decline

21 May 2015 10:30 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

The cancellation of "American Idol" was not exactly shocking, but it does signal the end of a certain era. Reality television is in decline on broadcast networks during their non-summer season. Yet this does not mean the end of reality TV. Sorry, those who love to drag out and wave around old, decomposing arguments. Here's how the reality TV week will break down in the fall on the five broadcast networks: —Sundays: one hour, counting "America's Funniest Home Videos" at 7 p.m. on ABC, which I am only because it's there. —Mondays: four hours, with each ABC and NBC giving the 8 to 10 timeslot to a competition series. —Tuesdays: two hours, "The Voice"'s results show and "Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris. —Wednesdays: one hour: "Survivor." —Thursdays: zero hours. —Fridays, five hours, though one of those is "World's Funniest Fails," and that barely qualifies as television. That's 13 hours of »

- Andy Dehnart

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Taye Diggs -- Channeling His 'Inner Homosexual' to Play Hedwig (Video)

21 May 2015 6:45 AM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

Taye Diggs dabbled in male prostitution and cross-dressing during his high school days -- Or you're about to see Taye yank a photog's chain really hard ... either way, this clip is awesome. First, the serious part -- Taye is set to become the first African-American to play the iconic lead role in "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" on Broadway. Neil Patrick Harris, Michael C. Hall, and John Cameron Mitchell have previously played the role.  Our »

- TMZ Staff

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NBC Preps For ‘Red Nose Day’ Live Telecast with Gates Foundation Donation

21 May 2015 5:24 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

NBC will devote its primetime schedule tonight to the live “Red Nose Day” fundraising telecast that the Peacock hopes will become a franchise for the network.

Seth Meyers, David Duchovny and Jane Krakowski will emcee the three-hour telecast originated from the Hammerstein Ballroom in Manhattan. The elaborate production promises to deliver live musical and comedy performances, taped segments produced by Funny or Die and short films. The goal is to raise money for a range of orgs dedicated to helping children in poverty.

Talent set to appear include Julia Roberts, Will Ferrell, Reese Witherspoon, Neil Patrick Harris, Jodie Foster, Julianne Moore, Coldplay and a host of others.

See More: NBC Sets 3-Hour ‘Red Nose Day’ Live Telethon for May 21

A similar Red Nose Day telecast has become a tradition for the BBC for the past 30 years. Part of the fundraising will come from sales of clown-style plastic red noses offered by Walgreens. »

- Cynthia Littleton

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Game Of Thrones: The Musical Coming for Red Nose Day

20 May 2015 7:54 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Red Nose Day, a comedy special that’s been in the U.K. since the late 1980s, and this year it will be coming to the U.S. for a primetime special on NBC airing on Thursday, May 21st at 8pm Est. Judging by the press release, it will feature every popular entertainer alive. Among them will be the Game of Thrones cast, who will be putting together Game of Thrones: The Musical with the help of Coldplay. This puts people in a difficult position: Will their love of Game of Thrones outweigh their hatred for Coldplay? Personally, I just hope it’s funny, and a Game of Thrones musical has the potential to be really good or fall flat. For example, here’s Peter Dinklage using all of his charisma to get laughs from a song about characters who have died on the show thus far: So….yeah. »

- Matt Goldberg

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Character images for Disney-Pixar’s The Good Dinosaur

19 May 2015 11:55 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Having been absent from the big screen last year, 2015 will see the release of two Disney-Pixar films in Inside Out and The Good Dinosaur, and while most of the marketing so far has concentrated on the former (no surprise, given it’s out exactly one month today), the folks at Film Divider have scored a trio of character images from the latter, which we have for you here…

See Also: Official logo and concept art for The Good Dinosaur

The Good Dinosaur asks the generations-old question: What if the asteroid that forever changed life on Earth missed the planet completely and giant dinosaurs never became extinct? In theaters November 25, 2015, the film is a humorous and exciting original story about Arlo, a lively Apatosaurus with a big heart. After a traumatic event unsettles Arlo’s family, he sets out on a remarkable journey, gaining an unlikely companion along the way — a human boy. »

- Gary Collinson

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Taye Diggs Is Your Sixth Hedwig

18 May 2015 12:56 PM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Taye Diggs will be Broadway's sixth Hedwig, following the high-octane runs of Neil Patrick Harris, Andrew Rannells, Michael C. Hall, Og John Cameron Mitchell, and the latest, Darren Criss. Diggs is obviously no stranger to the theater, but it's been a while since he's been on the stage, last appearing in 2005's Off-Broadway production A Soldier's Play. Diggs will put on some makeup and turn on the eight-track for 12 weeks starting July 22. »

- E. Alex Jung

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6 Things You Won't See Anymore on Network TV

15 May 2015 6:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

This week's "upfront" presentations, where the TV networks touted their 2015-16 slates to advertisers, told us a lot about what we''ll be seeing this fall -- and in the next couple of years, for that matter. What went unmentioned, of course, is what we won't be seeing.

It's not just shows that have been canceled, including some that have been on the air since forever. It's also some seemingly indispensable performers and even entire genres of TV fare that are disappearing. Here are some of the things you'll be missing on broadcast TV in the near future.

"American Idol" and "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation." Yeah, we still have one more season of "Idol"' which Fox is pretending is a victory lap instead of a last-gasp cash grab. Is anyone going to be sorry to see it go? Is anyone still entertained by the witticisms of Ryan Seacrest, the sparkling repartee among the judges, »

- Gary Susman

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2015-2016 Fall Schedule NBC, CBS, ABC, Fox – With Complete Picks & Previews

13 May 2015 8:02 PM, PDT | AreYouScreening.com | See recent AreYouScreening news »

It’s already time to start looking at what’s hitting in fall, and as the network upfronts wrap up, we can try to figure out what to watch, what to DVR, and what to avoid.

New shows abound, but the schedule has some new efforts looking to grab attention as well.

First we’ll run through the schedule, and on following pages we’ll take a closer look at each network’s new show, with trailers for those that have them available.

Monday photo- Bruce Macaulay  8:00-8:308:30-9:009:00-9:309:30-10:0010:00-10:3010:30-11:00 ABCDancing with the StarsCastle CBSThe Big Bang TheoryLife in PiecesScorpionNCIS: Los Angeles FOXGothamMinority ReportLocal NBCThe VoiceBlindspot

Monday kicks off with Dancing, The Voice, and Gotham. You pretty well know where you are there. We aren’t into new things, and you either want to watch “talent” or gritty comic action, »

- Marc Eastman

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Watch: 'The Muppets' Resurrection at ABC Unveils a Mature (and Meta) Kermit in First Trailer

12 May 2015 10:47 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Read More: NBC Upfronts 2015: Everything You Need to Know, From Neil Patrick Harris' Variety Show to a Very Confusing Wesley Snipe Series After a last-minute pilot presentation, Bill Prady and Bob Kushell's "The Muppets" is now looking like ABC's hottest comedy ticket for the new TV season. Picked up to series and set to premiere this fall, "The Muppets" is a reorientation of the famed children's franchise for adult audiences. As the official synopsis reads, "'The Muppets' return to prime time with a contemporary, documentary-style show that, for the first time ever, will explore the Muppets’ personal lives and relationships, both at home and at work, as well as romances, break-ups, achievements, disappointments, wants and desires; a more adult Muppet show, for kids of all ages." If the newly-dropped trailer (posted above) is any indication, the adult "Muppets" promises to be an equally strange and satirical affair. »

- David Canfield

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TV upfronts: NBC shies away from comedies as Fox enters the post-Idol era

12 May 2015 9:03 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Famous for hits like Friends and Seinfeld, NBC is now looking to drama, while Fox finally cancels American Idol and bets on new scripted shows

The TV upfronts presentations are where the networks present advertisers with their schedules for the fall season. While NBC put on a huge show at New York’s Radio City Music Hall – complete with performances by Dolly Parton and Neil Patrick Harris – it was certainly no laughing matter. That’s because the home of Friends, Seinfeld, 30 Rock, Parks and Recreation and Must-See TV is backing away from comedy.

Later in the day, Fox held its presentation at the Beacon Theater with much fanfare from Ryan Murphy and the cast of his hopeful hit Scream Queens, but the biggest news was that American Idol will finally be coming to an end.

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- Brian Moylan

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All the TV Shows Canceled or Renewed by NBC and Fox

12 May 2015 4:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

The TV upfronts kicked off this week with NBC and Fox unveiling their fall lineups to advertisers. Their presentations included the usual cancellation announcements, though this year's was particularly newsworthy as Fox revealed that the next season of "American Idol" will be its last. The network also announced that its smash hit "Empire" would return in the fall and run for 18 episodes.

As for NBC, it is debuting another Dick Wolf drama in "Chicago Med," while relegating its remaining comedies to Friday nights. Here are Fox and NBC's pickups and cancellations:

NBC

Cancellations: "About a Boy," "Allegiance," "A to Z," "Bad Judge," "Constantine," "Marry Me," "One Big Happy," "The Slap," "State of Affairs"

New shows: "Best Time Ever With Neil Patrick Harris," "Blindspot," "Game of Silence," "Heartbreaker," "Heroes Reborn," "People Are Talking," "The Player,"

Midseason: "Chicago Med," "Coach," "Crowded," "Hot and Bothered," "Shades of Blue," "Superstore," "You, Me, and the »

- Kelly Woo

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Upfronts Day 1: TV Reboots, Music on the Menu at NBC, Fox

11 May 2015 4:05 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Day one of upfronts week began Monday with Bob Greenblatt acknowledging NBC’s “ups and downs” during the past season and ended with Gary Newman and Dana Walden promising to end the vicious cycle of “erratic scheduling” by splitting Fox’s dramas into two half-seasons every year.

In between, both networks touched on a lot of similar ground in their presentations, in ways that are telling about the state of the biz. Here are a few highlights from NBC’s Radio City Music Hall session and Fox’s presentation at the Beacon Theater.

Everything old is new again. NBC gave a big buildup to “Heroes Reborn” coming in the fall. Fox closed its show with the reunion of “The X-Files” gang of Chris Carter, Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny, who gave a quick wave to the crowd. Actors doing double shifts. Duchovny and Rob Lowe attended both presentations to represent on shows. »

- Cynthia Littleton

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