Rumors abound that Showtime's serial-killer thriller is adding a new female lead
Sharon Osbourne, Julie Chen and the rest of the gang return to NYC
The "The Talk" co-hosts rolled onto set in a New York yellow cab on Monday, April 16, to announce their second trip to Manhattan. When Chen revealed the guest lineup, the crowd was excited, but they really went nuts for Stern. The shock jock has a beloved bad boy rep rep, but Osbourne told her co-hosts there's no need to be nervous about sitting down with him in May.
"There is this perception about him, but when he's in person, not on his radio show, he is a love," Osbourne said in the clip above. "I can't begin to tell you. We've been around the country on auditions. As soon as anybody cries, Howard's up there cuddling them, with Kleenex, taking care of them. It's all perception. That's his radio show. This is him."
"Now, if he's not nice to us on our show, I'll take it personally," Aisha Tyler responded. "Or I will burst into tears!"
"The Talk" airs weekdays on CBS.
First Lady Michelle Obama, 'The Avengers,' Train, Gavin Rossdale and more
Mon: George Zimmerman's neighbor; Sherri Shepherd, Natalie Morales, Fran Drescher
Tues: Trayvon Martin’s brother & Family
Wed: Nicholas Sparks, latest eliminated “American Idol" contestant
Thurs: the family of Susan Powell
Fri: no celebs on the docket
"The Ellen DeGeneres Show"
Mon: First Lady Michelle Obama (Via Live Shot), Katharine Mcphee; Neon Trees performs
Tues: Emily Blunt, Madeleine Stowe; Jason Mraz performs
Wed: Mariska Hargitay, Megan Hilty; Squeeze performs
Thurs: Wanda Sykes; Bon Iver performs
Fri: Nicole Richie, Jennie Garth, Tom Shadyac
"Good Morning America"
Mon: Jason Stratham, Jane Goodall, "Dancing with the Stars" BHS with Donald Driver and Peta Murgatroyd
Tue: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, EL James, Mario Batali and Stanely Tucci; Bonnie Raitt performs
Wed: Lucy Liu, Chris Powell, "Dancing with the Stars" castoff
Thurs: Robert Downey Jr, Scarlett Johansson, Chris Hemsworth and Jeremy Renner, Vanessa Williams, Cuba Gooding, Jr ; Civil Wars performs
Fri: Matthew Broderick, Melissa Rycroft, Emeril Lagasse
"Live! With Kelly"
Mon: Ice-T, Paul Wesley; an "American Idol" castoff performs; guest co-host D.L. Hughley
Tue: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Jane Goodall, Ronnie Wood; guest co-host D.L. Hughley
Wed: Olivia Wilde, Kevin Hart; guest co-host Mike Greenberg
Thurs: Zac Efron, Ana Gasteyer; guest co-host Seth Meyers
Fri: Candice Bergen, Eva La Rue; Peter Gros brings baby animals; guest co-host Seth Meyers
"The Rachael Ray Show"
* Train performs every day as this week's house band
Mon: "American Pickers"
Tues: Beauty day with hairstylist Ted Gibson, Rach's pimple-popping dermatologist and "trends with benefits"
Wed: Casey Wilson
Thurs: Emeril Lagasse, Randy Jackson
Fri: Anna Faris
Mon: Tori Spelling, Kristoffer Polaha
Tues: Lynda Carter
Wed: “The Sound of Music" castmember, Theresa Caputo
Thurs: Sean Hayes, Will Sasso and Chris Diamantopoulos
Fri: Steven Weber
Mon: Rashida Jones, Andy Cohen
Tue: Jennie Garth, Ricki Lake
Wed: Julie Andrews, Emily Blunt, Blythe Danner; Neon Trees performs
Thurs: Zac Efron and Taylor Schilling; Train performs
Fri: Padma Lakshmi
Mon: Meredith Vieira, Aziz Ansari
Tues: Ricki Lake; Gavin Rossdale and Bush perform; guest co-host Regis Philbin
Wed: Jaleel White
Thurs: John Cusack, Rashida Jones
Fri: Kevin Kline; Lena Dunham, Marnie Michaels, Jessa Johansson and Shoshanna Shapiro; Dr. Steven Lamm; Toby Mac performs
"The Wendy Williams Show"
Mon: Taraji P. Henson, Eden Wood, latest contestant fired from “Celebrity Apprentice”
Tues: Kathy Griffin, Dr. Ian Smith; SWV performs
Wed: Katie Couric, Tim Stack
Thurs: Loretta Divine, Lara Spencer, Jaleel White
Fri (rerun): Tom Green, Dr. Lisa Masterson
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'Community' star Donald to play young Tracy in upcoming live episode
Is Showtime seeking insurance against Duchovny exit?
Season 6 of the Showtime comedy, premiering next year, will feature Faith, a groupie in her 20s who is deeply religious yet practices sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll (the first and/or second parts presumably with Duchovny's Hank Moody). Faith will figure prominently in nine episodes, with an eye toward building her a stand-alone show.
The character is the brainchild of "Californication" writer-executive producer Tom Kapinos. However, according to the report, she has yet to be cast, much less green-lighted for her own show.
If plans for a spin-off proceed, it could signal that either Showtime and/or the producers don't feel confident in their ability to continue meeting Duchovny's salary demands. (This TV Guide report ranked Duchovny the 13th highest-paid television comedy star, with a paycheck of $200,000 per episode. And that was back in 2010, when Charlie Sheen was still number one.)
"Californication" attracted 2.8 million viewers to its fifth season, a 12 percent boost over the previous season.
Season 6 of "Californication" will premiere in early 2013 on Showtime.
Rumor mill spins that racy French actress will play Jessica Lange's nemesis
FOX cancels his latest sitcom … again
"Breaking In" has been yanked from FOX's schedule, where it had been airing on Tuesday nights at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT. This marks the second time the struggling Christian Slater sitcom has met the ax. It had been revived after being canceled last May.
According to this Entertainment Weekly report, the last three scheduled episodes will be replaced by repeats of the show's lead-in, Zooey Deschanel's "New Girl." The most recent "Breaking In" drew 2.6 million viewers and a 1.3 rating, meaning that it lost 43 percent of "New Girl's" audience. (Ouch.)
This completes a trifecta of failed shows for Slater, who also couldn't break in with 2008's "My Own Worst Enemy" or 2010's aptly titled "The Forgotten."
FOX claims its remaining "Breaking In" episodes "will air at a later date."
We're betting a later time, too -- as in 1 or 2 a.m.