News Nuggets: 11 burning questions about summer TV (‘True Detective,’ ‘Scream,’ ‘Wet Hot American Summer’)

With summer television starting now, what are the 11 most “burning” questions about shows on the horizon? Will the second season of HBO’s “True Detective” have the water-cooler buzz from the first installment last year? New stars are Colin Farrell, Vince Vaughn, Rachel McAdams, and Taylor Kitsch. Will the revival of “Wet Hot American Summer” (with Amy Poehler and Bradley Cooper) be “the season’s funniest show” when it debuts on Netflix on July 17? Other questions are about “America’s Got Talent” (NBC), “Aquarius” (NBC), “Sense8” (Netflix), “Orange is the New Black” (Netflix), “Scream” (MTV), “Boom” (Fox), “Sex and Drugs and Rock and Roll” (FX), “Wayward Pines” (Fox), “Sharknado 3” (SyFy), and “Ballers” (HBO). The Wrap

Why wasn’t winner Amy Schumer at the Critics’ Choice Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday? She was receiving the prestigious Peabody Award in New York instead. Presenter Tina Fey called her “the biggest deal in comedy right now.” Other recipients at the event included “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver,” “Adventure Time,” “Cosmos,” “The Americans,” “Fargo,” “The Knick,” “The Honorable Woman,” “Virunga,” and “Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown.” Huffington Post

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Disaster movie “San Andreas” debuts in first place with an outstanding $53.2 million at the U.S. box office this weekend. The films stars action hero Dwayne Johnson, Paul Giamatti, and Carla Gugino. The weekend’s other newcomer is “Aloha” from director Cameron Crowe, but it reaps a very disappointing $10 million despite starring Bradley Cooper and Emma StoneHollywood Reporter

Seven-time Oscar winner Rick Baker is retiring as the most decorated makeup wizard in Hollywood history. He says, “I like to do things right, and they wanted cheap and fast. That is not what I want to do, so I just decided it is basically time to get out.” He won his first Academy Award for the 1981 film “An American Werewolf in London.” His other victories were for “Harry and the Hendersons” (1987), “Ed Wood” (1994), “The Nutty Professor” (1997), “Men in Black” (1998), “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” (2001), and “The Wolfman” (2011). Yahoo Movies

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Nielsen releases its end-of-season rankings, but not for the top-rated shows on TV. Instead, here are the top 10 programs based on their average tweets per episode. They are: “The Walking Dead,” “The Bachelor,” “Game of Thrones,” “American Horror Story Freak Show,” “Empire,” “Scandal,” “Pretty Little Liars,” “Parks and Recreation,” “WWE Monday Night Raw,” and “Dancing With the Stars.” USA Today

Oscar-winning costume designer Julie Harris dies Saturday in London at age 94. She helped define the “swinging looks” of the 1960s with her work on several James Bond films and with the Beatles on two movies. She won an Academy Award for the 1967 film “Darling” starring Julie Christie. Some of her other films included “Casino Royale,” “Live and Let Die,” “Goodbye Mr. Chips,” “The Great Muppet Caper,” “Rollerball,” and “Dracula.” Variety

Actress Betsy Palmer dies Friday in Connecticut at age 88. She was best known as the murderous camp cook in the original “Friday the 13th” movie in 1980. She was mostly a character actress, starting with 1950s dramas “Kraft Theatre,” “Playhouse 90,” and “Studio One.” Her film credits included “Mr. Roberts,” “The Long Gray Line,” and “The Tin Star.” Her Broadway work included “Same Time, Next Year” and “Cactus Flower.” ABC News

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