NEWS: Teens Abandoning TV; Plus, Katherine Kelly Lang, Melissa Leo, Robin Wright, Tiffani Thiessen

American teens are slowly abandoning TV
TV is still the number-one medium where people spend their time. But over the last five years the amount of time Americans aged 12 to 17 spend watching TV has dropped more than 25%, from more than 24 hours at the beginning of 2011 to less than 18 hours at in the first quarter of 2015, according to Nielsen's quarterly Total Audience report as compiled by Statista.

The Bold and the Beautiful offering "Beach Locations Tour" with Katherine Kelly Lang
The B&B Beach Locations Tour begins with a guided backstage tour of CBS Television City and historic Stage 31, home of The Bold and the Beautiful for over 28 years. On the tour you’ll have a chance to see various sets including Forrester Creations, as well as the Wardrobe, Hair & Makeup and Art Departments.

After touring the studio, you’ll board a state of the art, air-conditioned bus, and depart for the SoCal coast. Along the way Lang will present special behind the scenes clips and share B&B insider information.

4th of July TV marathons
E!'s list includes Pivot's Buffy the Vampire Slayer marathon on Saturday, July 4 from 12 p.m.-9 p.m. ET.

Ratings: Extant returns to a new series low
CBS’ retooled Extant opened Season 2 on Wednesday night with 5.2 million total viewers and a 0.7 demo rating, down 46 and 56 percent from last summer’s series launch, off 4 and 36 percent from its freshman finale and hitting series lows on both counts.

Melissa Leo to play Lady Bird Johnson 'n HBO's LBJ movie All The Way
The former All My Children actress will star opposite Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad, Loving) in All The Way, HBO’s adaptation of the Tony-winning Robert Schenkkan play.

First Lady Michelle Obama meets 'House of Cards' counterpart Claire Underwood (Robin Wright)
After Ms. Wright praised Mrs. Obama's work on girls' education and called the first lady, “Inspirer-in-Chief," Mrs. Obama didn't quite return the compliment.

“I’m certainly not taking any inspiration from Claire Underwood,” Obama joked, as she took the stage and talked about her "Let Girls Learn," girls' education initiative.

TV Land has banned re-runs of The Dukes of Hazzard because of the General Lee’s Confederate flag design. Is our ‘banning’ culture out of control?
Write's The Daily Beast's Tim Teeman: What is achieved by activist Bree Newsome scaling the flagpole outside the South Carolina statehouse, and removing the Confederate flag? Everything. What is achieved by TV Land banning reruns of The Dukes of Hazzard? Nothing."

USA's Mr. Robot is a great entry into the Summer TV lineup
"Shot with unsettling wit and verve, Mr. Robot presents contemporary New York City the way its protagonist views it: as a grim, vertiginous dystopia of commerce and deception. Colors are reserved for ads. Honesty is the last resort of suckers."

9 30 Rock predictions that gave come true, including renaming 30 Rockefeller
Over the course of several seasons, Tina Fey mocked Comcast’s acquisition of NBCUniversal. Dubbed Kabletown on the series, the company eventually took over NBC and dubbed 30 Rockefeller the ‘Kabletown Building.’ In July, Comcast announced it was doing the same thing in real life by renaming 30 Rock as the ‘Comcast Building.’

Beverly Hills, 90210 star Tiffani Thiessen welcomes a baby boy
Thiessen nd her husband Brady Smith welcomed their second child on Wednesday, July 1, she announced Thursday on Instagram. Son Holt Fisher Smith joins big sister Harper Renn, 5.

MTV’s Scream has an okay debut
Following months of promotion and built-in name recognition, about 1 million viewers checked out the premiere of the MTV series based on the horror franchise.

Only 4 of 25 Scream Queens characters will survive, and return for Season 2
"It's similar to American Horror Story in that it's anthological but different in that at the end of the first season there will only be four characters out of 25 left," Ryan Murphy told The Hollywood Reporter following a recent press screening. "And those four in season two will go on to a new horror genre — like a sorority is a horror genre to me, it's a place where there were horror movies in the '80s like Sorority Row — and they will go on. That's the format of the show."

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