Spoiler alert: The Oct. 21 episode of Sons of Anarchy, “Greensleeves,” ended with Jax (Charlie Hunnam) receiving a box from August Marks that will haunt SAMCRO and viewers. Exec producer Paris Barclay, who directed the episode, takes EW inside filming that tragic twist and the other big moments. READ FULL STORY
Warning: This story contains major spoilers from this week’s Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. scored a new team member during Tuesday’s episode—but she almost came at a steep price.
Determined to get the obelisk back from Skye’s father (Kyle MacLachlan), Raina (Ruth Negga) attempted to blackmail Coulson (Clark Gregg). Unless he handed over Skye (Chloe Bennet), she’d send an email ousting Simmons (Elizabeth Henstridge) as a S.H.I.E.L.D. mole within Hydra. Coulson called her bluff because he had a backup plan: The very Hydra security agent tasked with finding the mole was actually another S.H.I.E.L.D. agent, Bobbi Morse (Adrianne Palicki), otherwise known as Mockingbird. Unlike the comics, in which Mockingbird was the wife of Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner), this version is the ex-wife of newcomer Lance Hunter (Nick Blood). What’s in store for the newest member of S.H.I.E.L.D.? EW tracked down Palicki to find out.
What’s left of the Queen family will be reunited this week as Oliver (Stephen Amell) travels to Corto Maltese—also the name of Wednesday’s Arrow episode—to track down his missing sister, Thea (Willa Holland). The youngest Queen heir left Starling City at the close of season 2 with her real father, Malcolm Merlyn (John Barrowman), otherwise known as the Dark Archer, Ollie’s sworn enemy whom he believes to be dead.
Nina Dobrev will cross over from The Vampire Diaries to guest star on The Originals in an upcoming episode. Prepare for love-triangle deja vu… READ FULL STORY
Shameless is welcoming a new (and beautiful) voice for season 5.
Our nation’s second First Lady will soon pop up on Sleepy Hollow. READ FULL STORY
SyFy has renewed Z Nation for a second season, EW has confirmed.
The renewal news has come in the midst of the show’s first season, which has achieved consistent, yet middling ratings since its series premiere. In spite of the non-Walking Dead numbers, SyFy is putting its weight behind the zombie drama.
The show centers on a post-zombie apocalypse that has ravaged the United States, where a group is tasked with transporting the sole survivor of a zombie wound to a lab across the country so that his antibodies can create a vaccine to save humankind.
Z Nation airs Fridays at 10 p.m. E.T. on SyFy.
Bates Motel is getting a new tenant. Tracy Spiridakos has booked a recurring guest-star role on the A&E drama, EW has learned.
The Revolution alum will play Annika Johnson, a mysterious woman who shows up at the hotel in the third season premiere. READ FULL STORY
In Gilmore Girls‘ first season finale, Lorelai explains to her boyfriend Max (Scott Cohen) what a proper proposal should look like: “There should be a thousand yellow daisies, and candles, and a horse, and I don’t know what the horse is doing there unless you’re riding it, which seems a little over-the-top…” Max takes Lorelai’s words to heart—leading to one of the show’s most romantic and visually arresting moments. Here’s how it came together. READ FULL STORY
The CW has given full season orders to The Flash and Jane the Virgin.
The network picked up both of its freshman dramas for the rest of the season. “We have had a fantastic start to our season this year, with The Flash launching as our most-watched series premiere ever, and Jane the Virgin recognized as the best new show this season by critics across the country,” said Pedowitz. “Over the past three seasons, we have made it our mission to grow and to broaden out our audience, and to keep raising the bar with the quality and impact of our new shows, and The Flash and Jane have both exceeded our expectations on all counts. I’m thrilled to announce full season orders for both of these terrific new series.” We’re hearing that Flash was picked up for an additional 10 episodes and Jane for nine (both received an initial 13 episodes).
The Flash opened to 6.1 million viewers including three days of DVR playback. Jane bowed more modestly, but this week apparently at least held steady. The two shows join Fox’s Gotham, ABC’s How to Get Away with Murder and Black-ish among new shows that have received a full-season pickup.
FX is tearing down The Bridge.
The network has decided to not move forward with a third season of the series, which has struggled to gain buzz amid the crowded cable crime drama landscape. The Bridge was recently generating around 1.2 million viewers and 0.4 rating among adults 18-49.
The Bridge starred Demián Bichir and Diane Kruger as detectives working along the U.S./Mexico border. FX overall has had a strong year for new shows, launching the acclaimed series version of crime thriller Fargo and the pulpy vampire thriller The Strain. On the more modest side, there was also Middle East thriller Tyrant, which was renewed for a second season.
Do you like to cuddle? Do you have two eyes? Are they open? Then you might be capable of achieving maximum intimacy and connection with your spouse/partner/significant other via an “open-eye cuddle.”
At least this is what Jake (Ken Marino) is trying to convey to his emotionally volatile fiancée, Annie (Casey Wilson)—who is feeling claustrophobic now that he has moved into her apartment—in the second episode of NBC’s new romantic comedy Marry Me (tonight, 9 p.m.). READ FULL STORY
Good news for Karmy shippers.
MTV has ordered an additional 10 episodes of its boundary-shattering romantic comedy Faking It, which follows two best friends who pretend to be lesbians in order to gain popularity until real feelings get in the way of the charade.
The handful of episodes will act as the season 2B when it returns next year. The series stars Katie Stevens, Rita Volk, Gregg Sulkin, Michael Willett, and Bailey De Young, whose character was revealed to be intersex in the second-season premiere. READ FULL STORY
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- Disney sets 'Moana' as '16 animated feature
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