Rhea Perlman will appear on “The Mindy Project” as a tough M-I-L

It’s perfect: Mindy Kaling announced that Rhea Perlman has been tapped to play her mother-in-law on The Mindy Project, of which Kaling is star and executive producer, on its third season. Kaling teased the news during an appearance at the Television Critics Association summer press tour, saying Perlman would play her fiance and partner Danny more »

Alicia Keys joins NBC’s ‘The Voice’ season 7 as Pharrell’s consultant

Newly recruited The Voice coach Pharrell Williams is in this to win, by the looks of it, and helping him carry Usher’s baton is fifteen-time Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter, pianist and record producer Alicia Keys. Keys just revealed on Twitter her “friend Pharrell” invited her to be his team’s mentor on the upcoming seventh season more »

Fin: The Stewart non-Kickstarter, stealing from Yahoo Answers and “Boyhood”: Not Jewish enough

I’m kind of disappointed that the Jon Stewart/buying CNN Kickstarter is fake. Because remember the Colbert Super PAC? That was real. They really did create a real Super PAC, that really did raise money- over $1 million. And they really did sustain the bit for close to two years. Stewart didn’t even mention the Kickstarter more »

Little-loved MacFarlane hires universally-loved Azaria for ‘Bordertown’

(Reluctantly) love him or (vocally) hate him, but controversial actor, animator, comedian, writer, producer, director, singer and, yes, Oscar nominee and emcee Seth MacFarlane is poised to remain in the spotlight, both on the small and big screen, for at least a little while longer. No, his disgraceful boobs-centric Oscar song isn’t enough to bury more »

The Five Stages of Comic-Con Grief

Comic Con. Comic Con is exciting and it’s a treasure trove of geeky information and awesome exclusives. But let’s face it, if you’re not there, Comic Con is just plain harsh. But don’t worry, readers. We’re here for you. Knowing is half the battle, and we’re here to walk you through the five stages of Comic Con grief.

A “Sharknado” tie-in for the Philips Hue

Philips has announced an unlikely product tie-in for its popular Philips Hue connected lighting system- and it’s with the upcoming sequel to “,” last year’s notorious Syfy channel movie about a tornado of sharks. For the upcoming debut of “Sharknado 2: The Second One,” the Syfy Sync second screen app will pair with the Philips more »

Exit Pornstache: Pablo Schreiber won’t be back on “Orange is the New Black” season 3

Actor Pablo Schreiber, who played psychopathic prison guard George “Pornstache” Mendez on the first season of Orange is the New Black- and briefly on the second- will not be back for season 3, Schreiber told the New York Post,” although he did not rule out a return in future seasons of the popular Netflix series. more »

Patton Oswalt readies new book, “Silver Screen Fiend”

Patton Oswalt is in the middle of a self-imposed super-long hiatus from social media participation- which he briefly broke Wednesday in order to retweet the news of “Weird Al” Yankovic’s #1 album- but you’ll soon have a chance to read the comedian’s words. As Splitsider pointed out earlier this week, Oswalt’s new book, titled “Silver more »

David Gregory may be out at “Meet the Press”

The writing’s on the wall, and David Gregory’s time as host of NBC’s Meet the Press is almost up. It’s so very nearly almost up that NBC has it’s hand on the clock, pushing it faster than time actually moves, and leaking bits to Page Six about how David Gregory is so totally almost out more »

Colbert’s “Late Show” will remain in New York 

When Stephen Colbert takes over CBS’ Late Show from David Letterman sometime in 2015, the show won’t be moving. The Late Show will remain at the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York, CBS announced Wednesday, in conjunction with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo : “Today, I am pleased to announce that the ‘LATE SHOW’ will more »

Tyler Perry’s ‘If Loving You is Wrong’ headed to OWN September 9

Tyler Perry was contemplating the idea of starting a TV network. It’s a good thing for Oprah Winfrey that he didn’t, because his programming has been just what OWN needed. Perry’s soap The Haves and The Have Nots was the highest season premiere in OWN history May 27 with more than three million viewers. Haves‘ more »

Fin: Harry loves “Lucy,” Kid Rock and ICP’s glass dildo dispute and strippers for Jeter

An essay about Meat Loaf’s “Paradise by the Dashboard Light,” which is my second-favorite song from 1977 told from the point of view of a teenage boy trying to convince a teenage girl to have sex with him (#1- Billy Joel’s “Only the Good Die Young.”) (AV Club) I guess I’m not the only one more »