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'Stalker' premiere react: Pouring fuel on desire

Though Kevin Williamson is the Scream King, debut of his new series Stalker was more of a whimper. And I’m not just talking about the sounds coming from the victims of the show’s eponymous creeps.

There was something literally and viscerally bloodless about the premiere, which was touted by CBS as “the scariest drama to ever air” on TV and which I have to admit was one of my most anticipated series of the 2014–2015 season. The pilot didn’t have quite the lingering chill it could or should have… nor did it have the narrative fire its multiple gasoline-drenched set pieces hoped to convey. There is certainly plenty of unsettling material to mine, but Stalker has yet to come close to the pulse-pounding promise of its initial trailer.

For those who didn’t catch the premiere, here are the basics (along with some spoilers): READ FULL STORY

'How to Get Away with Murder': Who's really the murderer?

It’s the burning question of the fall season: Who is the actual murderer on ABC’s new hit drama How to Get Away with Murder?

On the season premiere, it was uncovered through flash-forwards that a group of students from Annalise Keating’s class attempted to cover up the murder of her husband, Sam (Tom Verica), who was killed with the coveted justice statue Annalise uses as an immunity idol in her class. Who’s the real killer?

“I love everyone creating their own theories,” executive producer Pete Nowalk tells EW. “Some of [the clues] we’ve planted intentionally, a lot of them are subtle Easter eggs of suspicion for the audience, and some of them we didn’t plant and people are still seeing them. I’m hoping people really get into the details and subtleties of the show, and they might even want to watch certain episodes twice or watch those flash-forwards again because they’re all very specific and detailed and full of little clues.”

With the clues provided from the series premiere, we’ve listed 10 suspects—though, to be fair, there’s no guarantee that any or all of them are actually the murderer. Below, we weigh the odds on the suspects and Nowalk offers up juicy teases on what’s next:

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Was that the worst 'Survivor' lie ever?

Well, that was something. It was quite an eventual episode of Survivor: San Juan del Sur tonight. My full recap will be up later [UPDATE: Dalton's full Survivor recap is now live] , but to find out and sound off on what happened, read on for more. [SPOILER ALERT: Read on only if you have already watched Wednesday’s episode of Survivor: San Juan del Sur — Blood vs. Water.] READ FULL STORY

TV Land picks up two new comedies, 'Impastor' and 'Teachers'

TV Land is getting edgier, judging by its two newest comedies. The network announced on Wednesday that it’s ordered two new single-camera comedies, Impastor and Teachers, with both 10-episode first seasons slated to premiere in 2015.

Impastor and Teachers are perfect examples of the type of comedies we’re looking for as TV Land evolves its original series – innovative, unconventional, and hilariously funny for an audience that enjoys smart humor with a hint of heart,” said TV Land President Larry W. Jones. READ FULL STORY

Study reveals which networks have the most LGBT characters

GLAAD has released its annual “Where We Are On TV” study, which looks at representations of the LGBT community, along with women and other minorities, on television. And overall, this year’s study found that the number of LGBT characters has increased.

Specifically, 32 of 813 series regulars on primetime scripted television are LGBT, an increase from last year’s 26. (However, that leaves 96 percent still not identifying as LGBT.) READ FULL STORY

Fox yanks 'Utopia' from Tuesdays

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Fox is dumping half of Utopia from its schedule.

The idealistic-sounding series with the hellish ratings is being yanked from Tuesday nights. From now on, Utopia will only air on Fridays. The move comes just hours after we predicted this very move in EW‘s first canceled shows post. While Utopia is not canceled, the decision marks a major demotion for the series.

Instead, Fox is going to launch the second season of Masterchef Junior in the Tuesday at 8 p.m. slot. starting Nov. 4. Next week, Fox will encore its Family Guy/Simpsons crossover episode in the time period, then have animated repeats the following week. Then Fox’s World Series coverage will take over the night until the premiere of Masterchef Junior, which was originally intended for Friday night.

Fox had a very ambitious plan for Utopia, which was originally announced as a yearlong show. Though the series was originally intended to eventually segue to one night a week, that night was supposed to be the higher-profile Tuesday nights after running for six weeks on the air.  Utopia has struggled hugely in the ratings. The reality experiment where 13 “pioneers” build a new society had only 2 million viewers Tuesday night and a 0.8 rating among adults 18-49, which wasn’t helpful for Fox’s 9 p.m. comedy block of New Girl and The Mindy Project.

'The Originals': Sebastian Roche talks season 2 secrets and Mikael's softer side

There is only one name that strikes genuine fear into the heart of Klaus Mikaelson: Mikael.

When Mikael first entered the third season of The Vampire Diaries, he was known as the vampire who hunted vampires. It was then pieced together that he was much more than that. He was the father of the Original family.

And with that discovery came baggage. Years before, when Mikael discovered that his wife had cheated on him with a werewolf and that Klaus was not his biological son, Mikael had cast Klaus aside, labeling him “an abomination.” And when Mikael helped Esther turn their family into vampires, the parents tried to keep Klaus’ wolf side at bay. But more than a thousand years later, Klaus is a hybrid, and Mikael is still determined to kill him.

And despite being killed on The Vampire Diaries, the Original father has found his way back to the land of the living on The Originals, and with season 2, Mikael has his biggest role yet. We spoke with the man behind Mikael, Sebastian Roché, about the character, what comes next, and more.

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Go behind the scenes of NBC's new supernatural series 'Constantine'

Just in time for Halloween, NBC is about to get a little bit spookier thanks to its new supernatural series, Constantine.

Based on the DC Comics property Hellblazer, Constantine stars Matt Ryan as the titular con man-turned-occult detective who begrudgingly keeps dark forces at bay as he struggles with the sins of his past.

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Sarah Silverman's 'SNL' promos are filled with lies

Sarah Silverman’s return to her SNL roots has been 20 years in the making, but it’s clear that she still has a sense of humor about her short-lived stint on the show.

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Tim DeKay cast in 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'

While Agent Grant Ward has only appeared briefly in the second season of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., new casting indicates audiences haven’t seen the last of the S.H.I.E.L.D.-turned-Hydra agent. In fact, the show will be offering more insight into Ward’s troubled family history later this season.

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'The Real Housewives of Atlanta' adds two new housewives

After the epic knockdown, drag-out fight between Porsha Williams and Kenya Moore last season, The Real Housewives of Atlanta will be adding some new blood to the mix for season 7.

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NBC renews 'The Sing-Off' for fifth season

NBC’s a cappella competition, The Sing-Off, will return for a fifth season, EW has confirmed.

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Julia confronts Joel on 'Parenthood': 'You destroyed us'

Last season, Parenthood fans watched as Joel and Julia’s marriage fell apart. Julia kissed Ed, Joel moved out, and suddenly, the happily married couple had stopped communicating. But in last week’s season 6 premiere, fans saw a glimmer of hope when Joel comforted a distraught Julia with a kiss.

However, after months of separation and emotional turmoil, one kiss isn’t going to fix their marriage. In fact, we’ve got an exclusive sneak peek at tomorrow night’s episode, in which Joel and Julia find themselves at Sydney’s school for a meeting with their daughter’s teacher, after which the exes have a tearful heart-to-heart.

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