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2012 November 21 ā€” TV Tattle

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

November 21, 2012

NBC News refused to let Chelsea Clinton star in marriage equality ads
Clinton couldn't film the ads due to her "special correspondent" gig.

Sherman Hemsley finally has a funeral

Friends and family mourned Hemsley today with "The Jeffersons" video clips, four months after his death.

Lindsay Lohan's "Liz & Dick" is spectacularly bad — and an instant classic

As Elizabeth Taylor, Lindsay is woeful from start to finish, says Tim Goodman. "But, whatever you do, don't miss 'Liz & Dick.' It's an instant classic of unintentional hilarity. Drinking games were made for movies like this. And the best part is that it gets worse as it goes on, so in the right company with the right beverages, 'Liz & Dick' could be unbearably hilarious toward the tail end of the 90-minute running time." PLUS: Lohan didn't stand a chance, and good grief — this is ugly and cheap.

"NCIS" creator's "severe brain condition" becomes issue in his suit vs. CBS

That revelation about TV legend Donald Bellisario has prompted the network to seek his medical records — to which his lawyers are responding by claiming CBS is trying to harass and embarrass him.

McKayla Maroney wants to appear on "Awkward" and "HIMYM"

After appearing on 'Hart of Dixie," the 16-year-old Olympic gymnast wants to pursue an acting career.

TV's newest trend: Speeding up storylines

From "Homeland" to "Scandal," shows this fall aren't drawing things out.

"Idol" alum Haley Reinhart dropped from her label

The Season 10 singer, who finished in 3rd place, is the latest "Idol" to lose a record deal.

Why "Parks and Rec" made a mistake with Washington, D.C. storyline

The D.C.-set scenes made the NBC series just another political comedy.

Ex-"Price is Right" model awarded $7.7M in pregnancy bias lawsuit

That's in addition to $776,944 in actual damages.

Syfy orders "Robot Combat League"

Chris Jericho will host the show that will pit giant robots against each other.

Carol Burnett sued

The co-creator of "The Carol Burnett Show," who died last year, has left behind a production company that claims it is owed money as part of a home video deal.

Jimmy Fallon gets Alicia Keys to perform the "Gummi Bears" theme

The "Adventures of the Gummi Bears" theme never sounded so good.

Check out Jon Stewart, college soccer player

Here he is in college at William & Mary.

Where do TV names come from?

From Ted Mosby to Liz Lemon.

Don't get married, Liz Lemon!

Why a "30 Rock" wedding is a terrible idea. PLUS: How "30 Rock" improbably survived.

Steve-O's "Killer Karaoke arrives Friday

The truTV reality show, says Neil Genzlinger, is "hilarious, in an Iā€™m-ashamed-to-be-laughing-at-this sort of way." Watch a preview.


November 21, 2012

Chevy Chase is done with "Community," effective immediately
After 3 1/2 seasons, Chase is being allowed to leave after battling the show's creator because of unhappiness with his role.

Mayim Bialik getting divorced

After nine years of marriage and two sons, Bialik is ending her marriage to husband Michael Stone.

November 21, 2012

Scandal won't derail Elmo's participation in Macy's Thanksgiving Parade
Elmo is scheduled to float above NYC on Thursday. PLUS: Don't take it out on Elmo.

Sunday cable ratings: "Walking Dead" is still delivering huge ratings

About 13.4 million viewers are watching the AMC drama on average. Meanwhile, "Boardwalk Empire" has more viewers than "Dexter," which has more viewers than "Homeland."

One of the reasons "Nashville" is failing: Its name

The title "Nashville" simply turns off viewers, but ABC couldn't find a better option. In fact, "Nashville" is doing especially poorly in big urban cities like Los Angeles, New York and San Francisco.

"Last Resort" and "666 Park Avenue" will go out by providing closure

Producers for both shows have enough time to tweak their final episodes to make each a series finale.

Have a "Breaking Bad" Thanksgiving

With "Breaking Bread."

"How I Met Your Mother" is doing its first-ever 1-hour episode

"HIMYM" is going super-sized for a Dec. 17 holiday episode.

Check out Patton Oswalt on "Justified"

He's playing Constable Bob Sweeney.

It's a Black Friday Thanksgiving

Watch Funny or Die's sketch featuring Teri Hatcher and Tom Arnold.

Watch Paula Abdul dance with MC Skat Kat on "Dancing"

It was a reunion from her "Opposites Attract" music video.

TV's "Mr. Food" dies

Art Ginsburg, 81, was the "delightfully dorky television chef."


November 21, 2012

Discovery Channel cancels "Dirty Jobs"
The Mike Rowe-hosted show first aired in 2003.

November 21, 2012

Letterman kisses Amy Poehler
Dave got in a kiss while she was talking about Joe Biden.

Here's your Thanksgiving weekend TV guide

From marathons to specials.

Jimmy Kimmel presents "It's Black Friday, Charlie Brown
What if there was a Black Friday-themed "Peanuts" holiday TV special?

Watch "Cougar Town's" TBS wine-spilling promo

"Spill the Wine."

Dennis Farina joins "New Girl"

He'll play Nick's dad.