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Ken Burns' weeklong docuseries 'The Roosevelts' premieres on PBS

“It’s Shakespeare,” historian George Will says in the opening minutes of The Roosevelts: An Intimate History, “to have a single family in which human flaws and virtues are on such vivid display—and the constant struggle between those vices and those virtues to try to do good and fulfill one’s duty.”

In his new PBS series, Ken Burns doesn’t need to embellish history to evoke Shakespeare—only poetically document it. The Roosevelts, then, is not just a fascinating account of one of the most sociopolitically influential families in U.S. history—but a testament to the truth of how pain and hardship can shape a person into an American hero. “All the Roosevelts were wounded people with something to overcome,” explains historian Geoffrey C. Ward.

Tonight’s episode, “Get Action,” which kicks off the weeklong event, stars mostly Theodore, telling the improbable story of how a sick and fearful little boy overcame his weaknesses and grew into the robust, fearless man who would become the youngest president in American history. READ FULL STORY

Cecily Strong is happy for her 'Weekend Update' replacement. Really

On Tuesday, news broke that comedian Michael Che, formerly of The Daily Show, will be replacing Cecily Strong as co-anchor of Saturday Night Live‘s Weekend Update. For a few days, Strong stayed silent about the decision before taking to Instagram to share her thoughts.

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'Utopia' ratings drop again: How long will it last?

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The fall season hasn’t even officially started, and already one heavily-hyped show is looking like a bomb: Fox’s Utopia continued its ratings slide during its Friday night premiere. The reality experiment fell to 2 million viewers and a 0.7 rating among adults 18-49.

Here is the Utopia trend so far: 2.0 demo rating for its Sunday NFL-fueled debut, down to 0.9 for its regular Tuesday time slot premiere, and now 0.7 for its Friday opener. (Utopia will regularly air twice a week, Tuesdays and Fridays.)

Since new shows typically drop in the ratings for each of their first three epiosdes (at least), and since each of Utopia‘s time slots has been subsequently weaker, one would have expected each of these episodes to go down. Yet Sunday’s opening number was a disappointment—and the extant of that Tuesday drop was alarming. So now even a little erosion on Friday, expected or no, results in numbers that are deep into the cancellation red zone. Utopia was beaten, for instance, by a repeat of ABC’s Last Man Standing (4.5 million, 0.9).

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'Faking It' boss, star reveal why Lauren's popping pills

Faking It fans won’t have to wait long to discover the truth behind one of the first season’s big cliffhangers as the MTV series reveals why Lauren has been popping pills in the upcoming season 2 premiere.

However, because the premiere was screened Friday night at the PaleyFest Fall TV Previews, moderated by this reporter, EW has the scoop early. Want to know what the pills are for? Keep reading. Want to stay blissfully unaware until the Sept. 23 premiere? Turn back now! Spoilers ahead…

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The Bundy family may return in 'Married... With Children' spinoff

Over 25 years after Married… With Children helped launch Fox into a major player in the network television arena, the Bundy family may finally see a return to TV.

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'Sleepy Hollow' gets the comic-book treatment

The world of Sleepy Hollow—and, most importantly, Tom Mison’s hair—no longer exists only on the small screen. BOOM! Studios has created new prologues to the series in the form of digital comics, the first of which are available on the show’s Facebook page and BOOM!’s Tumblr page.

The first two prologues focus on Ichabod Crane and Jenny Mills (who we now know survived her ordeal at the end of season 1). Both pieces, which take place before the first season of the Fox show, are written by Bad Robot‘s Mike Johnson and illustrated by Matias Bergara.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, a total of five shorts are planned. And then, BOOM!’s full Sleepy Hollow comic, written by Marguerite Bennett with art by Jorge Coelho, will debut Oct. 15. The comic will also feature shorts by Noelle Stevenson.

As for the show, Sleepy Hollow returns Monday, Sept. 22 at 9 p.m. on Fox.

Spoiler Room: Scoop on 'SVU,' 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,' 'The Blacklist'

Welcome to the Spoiler Room, a safe place for spoiler addicts to come on a weekly basis to learn what’s coming next on their favorite shows and, hopefully, get a few of their own questions answered. If you want scoop on a specific show, send your questions to spoilerroom@ew.com.

How is Liv handling motherhood on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit? — Sarah
Well, it won’t be easy raising baby Noah since the cartel that murdered Noah’s birth mother sets their sights on killing anyone and everyone connected to the case, including Benson and her new bundle of joy. Liv will actually find help from detective-turned-beat cop Amaro, who puts himself in danger by going undercover in the hopes of making his way back to SVU.

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Life's a zoo for a forlorn Josh in new 'Please Like Me' clip

Pop quiz, neurot-shot: Your roommate/crush has just humiliated you sexually, so what do you do? What do you do?

If you’re Please Like Me‘s Josh (Josh Thomas), the answer might just be “Go to the zoo!” Technically, the idea comes from Josh’s mum, but his ex Claire (Caitlin Stasey) thinks it might be consoling after a rough run-in with Patrick (Charles Cottier). In typical Josh fashion, even the most mundane activity stirs up a comically conflicted monologue in which the lovably neurotic protagonist compares himself to a panda, insults Claire, and talks about masturbating monkeys… for starters.

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Storybrooke gets 'Frozen' over in new 'Once Upon a Time' poster

In case you’ve been living under a rock all summer, Frozen’s Elsa is coming to Once Upon a Time.

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Shohreh Aghdashloo heads to 'Scorpion'

Shohreh Aghdashloo has landed a guest-starring role on CBS’ new drama Scorpion, EW has learned exclusively.

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'White Collar' final season gets 'shocking ending,' premiere date

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USA’s White Collar will have a “shocking” ending, promises network president Chris McCumber. Also, the home stretch now has a premiere date: The sixth season closer will debut Thursday, Nov. 6. USA has given the show six episodes to wrap it up.

“From its inception, White Collar captured a massive and loyal following, in large part due to the incredible on-screen chemistry between [Matt Bomer and Tim DeKay], who deserve credit for one of the most brilliantly performed ‘bromances’ in all of television,” McCumber said. “The series also benefited from smart writing and an extraordinarily talented supporting cast, who helped it become a fan favorite crime drama for five straight years. This season will not disappoint, with an exciting and shocking ending that fans will never forget.”

“Saying goodbye to White Collar—and Neal and Peter—after six successful seasons is incredibly difficult, but I couldn’t be prouder of what our entire team has accomplished over the last six years,” added creator Jeff Eastin, who is now focusing on Graceland. “I’m grateful to FTVS and USA for giving the show a great home, and I can’t wait for fans to see the twists, surprises and phenomenal performances our final season has in store for them.” READ FULL STORY

Mandy Moore joins 'Red Band Society'

Mandy Moore is about to play doctor: The singer/actress has signed up for a recurring role on Fox’s upcoming hospital-set drama Red Band Society, the network announced today. READ FULL STORY

'Survivor' host Jeff Probst defends the casting of John Rocker

Survivor has had its fair share of villains over the years. But it has also had a few people that have gone past that line of villainous play into something far more distasteful. There have been productive conversations about race relations —like when Jeff Probst (in one of his finest moments) mediated a dispute between Phillip and Steve on the Redemption Island season — but there have also been insensitive remarks hurled that have made viewers as uncomfortable as the contestants.

Keeping that in mind, I asked Probst if he was concerned that bringing in baseball pitcher John Rocker — who made controversial remarks in the past — might lead to more of that type of behavior. I had already asked Rocker himself if he thought that infamous Sports Illustrated article would follow him into the game, and now I wanted to see the host’s logic for casting someone with such a background. Probst was resolute in his support for bringing in the former Atlanta Braves closer, and you can now see and hear his complete thoughts by clicking on the video interview below. READ FULL STORY

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