Gary Oldman to Produce a Silk Road TV Show

As part of its commitment to scripted programming in 2015, Spike TV just bought a new show from Gary Oldman and Tony Krantz (the exec on NBC's Dracula), Deadline reports. Deep Web is based on the rise of and hunt for the Dread Pirate Roberts, alleged to be one Ross William Ulbricht, at the center of the online black… » 9/16/14 2:45pm Today 2:45pm

Here Is a $900 Ticket for Lena Dunham’s Book Tour

Lena Dunham’s upcoming book tour, for her highly-anticipated memoir Not That Kind of Girl, quickly sold out in July. If you didn’t nab a ticket then, and have nearly a grand to spare, you’re in luck: One New Yorker is selling his or her general admission ticket to Dunham’s October 21 reading at the Brooklyn… » 9/16/14 12:39pm Today 12:39pm

Cougar Town Star Leaves Cougar Town, Which Is Still on TV

The final season premiere of shambling TBS zombie show Cougar Town will feature one rat deserting the ship early, taking his boat and his Penny Can with him. TV Line reports that Brian Van Holt—Courteney Cox's ex-husband on the show and ex-boyfriend in real life—will be leaving in the season premiere, set for early… » 9/16/14 12:30pm Today 12:30pm

​Netflix Buys Two Seasons of Judd Apatow Comedy Starring Gillian Jacobs

Deadline reports that Netflix just bought two seasons upfront of a Judd Apatow-produced comedy called Love, which will star Community's Gillian Jacobs and writer/improv actor Paul Rust. The subject of the comedy will be: Love. Specifically, ten episodes about it in 2016, and twelve episodes about it in 2017. The… » 9/16/14 11:40am Today 11:40am

The Miss America Pageant Has No Business Handing Out Scholarships

The 2015 Miss America Pageant was aired by America's Broadcasting Company last night, with a parade of beautiful young women judged on how they walked in evening wear, the attractiveness of their bodies, a "talent" and their ability to answer hard-hitting, complex question in ten seconds. » 9/15/14 12:35pm Yesterday 12:35pm

Meet Pete Davidson, Saturday Night Live's Newest Featured Player

Saturday Night Live has finalized a lot of cast changes in the last week, but there's some good news for at least one person: this season's newest (in fact, the only new) Featured Player, Deadline reports, is one 20-year-old Pete Davidson, formerly of MTV2's youthful improv series Wild 'N Out and Guy Code. Pete is… » 9/15/14 11:30am Yesterday 11:30am

Teresa Interrogated at the Gym on Real Housewives of New Jersey

As if Teresa Giudice's week has not been bad enough, what with pleading guilty to multiple counts of loan and bankruptcy fraud, she must deal with the ignominy of having her workout interrupted by a call prying for salacious details of her impending imprisonment. And which inspector is at the other end of the phone? » 9/15/14 10:30am Yesterday 10:30am

What to Watch This Weekend on TV

Last night around midnight-thirty something real dumb happened on the Comedy Central. Those city slickers up north decided that Adam Devine's House Party—the only source of A) decent standup for my generation, besides just going out and getting it on the street like some kind of naïve comedy ho, and B) perfect Adam… » 9/12/14 6:00pm Friday 6:00pm

Bret Easton Ellis and Dawson Leery Teaming Up for UK Comedy

Buried in this Deadline report on a new Transatlantic production partnership between producer Aaron Kaplan and writer/actress Sharon Horgan, an exciting revelation: James van der Beek, Roger Avary and Bret Easton Ellis are re-teaming for a six-hour UK dark comedy called Post Empire, to follow a Bernie Madoff-esque… » 9/12/14 1:30pm Friday 1:30pm

Saturday Night Live Forgets to Replace Weekend Update's Colin Jost

Yesterday news broke that comedian Michael Che would be replacing Cecily Strong on the Weekend Update news desk this fall. As welcome as a new black player is on a variety show that so often lacks, well, variety, most couldn't help but wonder, "why do we need another dude?" » 9/12/14 10:45am Friday 10:45am