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Tina Fey and Amy PoehlerTina Fey and Amy Poehler are to host the Golden Globe Awards next year.

The comediennes have fronted the star-studded ceremony for the past two years, and have now agreed to host the 72nd annual event on January 11, 2015, held at the glitzy Beverly Hilton Hotel.

Hollywood Foreign Press Association president, Theo Kingma, announced the news in a press release, saying, "Not only do we have the privilege of announcing the date of the 72nd annual Golden Globe Awards, we are very appreciative of Tina and Amy for hosting the ceremony for a third year in a row. There is no doubt they will once again host a memorable Golden Globe Awards celebration!"

Fey, 43, and Poehler, 42, inked deals last year to present the ceremony this year and next year after they received raving reviews for their hosting skills of the prestigious event in January 2013.

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Psych

USA is pulling the plug on its longest-running original series, Psych.

The detective dramedy's current eighth season - which premiered earlier in January - will be the series' last, with the final episode set to air on March 26. “Psych has made an indelible imprint on the television landscape, with a unique brand of comedy... The final season celebrates the iconic characters that have made this show so beloved, and will be an exclamation point on the series’ incredible run," said USA Network president Chris McCumber.

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Read More | Variety

Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright in 'House of Cards'

Things are going well for Netflix's production team. Even before airing the political drama's second season, the entertainment rental company has greenlit its third season - despite originally planning it for only two!

House of Cards - which stars Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright - will now run lon ger than producers planned, with both Netflix and the showrunners in agreement over the extended adjustment. The series was the first of Netflix's original content - subsequently followed by Orange Is the New Black and the return of Arrested Development - and based off a British series of the same name.

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Read More | The Hollywood Reporter

Jay LenoJay Leno will be joined by Billy Crystal for his final show.

The 63-year-old talk show host will step down from The Tonight Show on February 6 after almost 22 years and will mark the occasion by interviewing the actor, who was the first guest when he made his debut on the program in May 1992.

Country music superstar Garth Brooks will perform on the final show, while his successor Jimmy Fallon - who takes over on February 17 - will appear on February 3 for a for a "passing of the baton."

Though Jay's future is uncertain when he leaves the show, network NBC are keen to keep his services. "I'm hoping we will enter into a new relationship with him and keep his home on NBC... I would love him to do specials with us and other shows he could host. We're being very respectable of him and not pushing that agenda too hard," NBC entertainment chairman Bob Greenblatt said. However, according to The Hollywood Reporter, the presenter is "highly unlikely" to stay with NBC and is currently meeting with other networks.


Melissa McCarthy+ Not surprisingly, Lindsay Lohan hasn't made things easy for her latest project - a reality show set to air on Oprah Winfrey's OWN network. When asked about the progress of the show, the famed TV mogul said that "there have been bumps" with filming.

+ With the disappointing series finale of Dexter, fans of the crime thriller will be pleased to know that Showtime president David Nevins is - despite some reluctance - hinting at a spin-off starring Michael C. Hall, who portrayed the eponymous anti-hero.

+ AMC released a new trailer for the second half of The Walking Dead that wasn't too much of a teaser, considering that everything in TWD world looked more or less the same as it did in the mid-season finale.

+ Funny lady Melissa McCarthy is set to host Saturday Night Live for the third time during Super Bowl weekend with Imagine Dragons appearing as the musical guest.

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Zoe SaldanaZoe Saldana is to star in a TV remake of Rosemary's Baby.

The 35-year-old actress has been tipped to play leading lady Rosemary in NBC's new four-hour mini-series, which is based on Ira Levin's 1967 horror novel, which was made famous by the 1968 movie starring Mia Farrow and John Cassavetes.

The Star Trek into Darkness star will play young wife Rosemary Woodhouse who moves into an apartment in Paris, France, with her husband and later discovers it has a dark, creepy, past. After finding out she is pregnant, Rosemary becomes suspicious that her husband and their neighbors have sinister plans for her unborn child.

Lionsgate TV is set to produce the mini-series, which is being directed by Agnieszka Holland, while Scott Abbott and James Wong pen the script. Meanwhile, Joshua Maurer, Alix Witlin and David Stern will executive, alongside Saldana, Cisely Saldana and Mariel Saldana, who will produce.

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LaKendra Tookes and Leslie Jones

Saturday Night Live is finally making changes in the writer's room that have been a long time coming.

While the addition of Sasheer Zamata to the cast was a start, the news seemed more like a publicity stunt to appease the backlash that arose when SNL executive producer Lorne Michaels simply said that casting a black comedienne "will happen" when questioned about it back in November. Now, hiring two female writers, on the other hand, seems more like a step forward towards diversity (both in the non-white and non-male regard).

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Read More | The Hollywood Reporter

Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman on the set of 'Doctor Who'

Although the world first met the 13th Doctor, Peter Capaldi, in last year's Doctor Who Christmas special, the BBC has offered fans more of a glimpse of him (clearly to appease us for the long-awaited season premiere of the sci-fi series).

Holding his script next to Jenna Coleman - who plays the Doctor's current companion, Clara Oswald, in the show - Capaldi is seen wearing the same outfit from the cliffhanger of the Christmas special (the very one the Twelfth Doctor, Matt Smith, regenerated in).

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Luke GrimesTrue Blood fans might be a little confused when they tune in next summer.

Luke Grimes - who first appeared in last summer's season six as Jessica's (Deborah Ann Woll) love interest James - will not be returning for the series' final season. Instead, his role will be recast. It has been reported that Grimes asked to be released from his contract early because he didn't like the direction in which his character's storyline was headed.

His character, James, and Woll's Jessica met while held in a vampire detainment facility, which saw them released from it together in season six's finale.

There's no word yet as to who will fill in Grimes' shoes as James on the hit vampire drama, but the show is due to begin production next month for season 7.

Grimes will next be seen as Christan Grey's (Jamie Dornan) brother Elliot in the highly-anticipated film Fifty Shades of Grey.

Read More | E! News

PrincePrince is set to make a cameo appearance on New Girl.

The "Purple Rain" hitmaker will be making his TV debut on the upcoming Super Bowl episode of the hit FOX sitcom, which stars Zooey Deschanel as loveable Jess Day.

The singer is set to cause drama between fan favouite pairing Nick [Jake Johnson] and Jess [Zooey Deschanel], according to DrFunkenberry.com. "Prince actually reached out to the show. He is a big fan and wanted to do it. We were blown away and agreed immediately," a source told the website.

The episode is said to be centred around Prince's infamous star-studded house parties and could feature a live performance from the star.

Hannah Simon, who plays Jess' sexy sidekick CeCe on the show, also hinted last night there would be a "big deal" announcement about the series. "Big Deal Alert! Exciting news coming tomorrow..... [sic]," she wrote on Twitter.

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