When Carol Burnett returns to Hawaii Five-0, she’ll be bringing a Jersey Boy with her: EW has learned exclusively that Frankie Valli will guest-star on an upcoming episode of the CBS drama.
Dancing With the Stars has already announced who the pros will be for season 19, and now there’s another familiar face joining the team. Good Morning America exclusively announced this morning that Julianne Hough will be joining the judges’ panel this upcoming season.
Hough is a two-time DWTS champion herself and has appeared as a guest judge on the show in the past. Now, she will officially add a fourth chair to the judges’ table, sitting alongside returning judges Len Goodman, Carrie Ann Inaba, and Bruno Tonioli.
“I’m so excited to be back with my Dancing with the Stars family again on a regular basis,” Hough said in a press release. “I’ve always aspired to be an all-around entertainer, whether I’m acting, dancing or singing, and I’m thrilled for this opportunity that will allow me to continue all of those pursuits. Derek and I just finished our Move Live on Tour, which reminded me how much I miss the interaction with the dance fans that have been so supportive of me in my career. I am warming up the paddles and the sass, and I’m ready to have fun in this new role.”
Dancing with the Stars premieres Monday, Sept. 15 at 8 p.m. on ABC.
Comedy Central is beefing up its animation slate with a pilot order for an animated project based on the popular @DadBoner Twitter feed and the subsequent book it spawned, Power Moves: Livin’ The American Dream, USA Style.
This might get a little confusing: ABC is developing a drama based on a fictional character written by another fictional character from one of its shows.
ABC is in the very early stages of developing Derrick Storm, a drama based on the character at the center of Richard Castle’s (Nathan Fillion) other big franchise on the series Castle.
This post contains plot details of “This is Rome,” the Suits episode that aired on Aug. 20.
“Pearson…Specter…Litt.” There has never been a more dramatic line reading on USA’s Suits. At the end of an hour that saw Mike, Harvey, Donna, and Katrina working to secure Louis a job at another law firm, Katrina was kicked to the curb and Louis returned home. Creator Aaron Korsh won’t confirm whether Louis will get his name on the wall when season 4 resumes, but with Louis now knowing Mike’s secret, he concedes it’ll be tough for Jessica to get out of it. READ FULL STORY
Syfy’s next big space drama series The Expanse has nabbed an Emmy winner and Oscar nominee: Shohreh Aghdashloo (House of Saddam, 24, House of Sand and Fog) will co-star in the upcoming space opera, which is based on James S. A. Corey’s bestselling book series. Also newly cast: Actor Steven Strait (Magic City, 10,000 BC). READ FULL STORY
Based on the number of villains coming to the show, it’s looking like Barry Allen is going to be very busy during the first season of The Flash.
In the series’ latest casting news, EW has confirmed that Greg Finley—whom CW viewers might recognize from Star-Crossed—has joined the show as Tony Woodward, a.k.a. Girder. Finley is set to appear in episodes 6 and 7 as Woodward, whose character description explains that, thanks to the S.T.A.R. Labs explosion, he can now “transform his skin into living metal.”
As for what he’ll be doing in Central City? “The Flash tries to stop Tony when he goes on a crime spree, but this is not the first time Barry Allen has faced Tony—Tony was the bully who used to torment him as a child.”
The Flash premieres Tuesday, Oct. 7 at 8 p.m. ET on The CW.
Suits fans were shocked after the Aug. 13 episode when Louis Litt (Rick Hoffman) resigned from Pearson Specter—seconds before Harvey (Gabriel Macht), accompanied by Donna (Sarah Rafferty), was to deliver the news that Jessica (Gina Torres) was firing him. Creator Aaron Korsh says there were many incarnations of that ending: “When the writers first pitched me that he was gonna get fired, I didn’t like it. If he was gonna help get them out of this jam, I didn’t like Harvey for wanting to fire him, and I didn’t like Jessica for wanting to fire him. I was gonna not have him be fired—I was gonna have him be forgiven. [But] when the writers pitched the scene of Louis reading that resignation letter as two people go to his office to fire him, it broke my heart in the room,” he says, “and I was like, ‘That’s so good. Maybe he can resign.'”
Hoffman originally read the letter and its memorable last line, “Please take care of my home,” without emotion (which sounds heartbreaking in itself for overly emotional Louis). “We had already wrapped for the mini-season, the actors are all on hiatus, but I was like, ‘I really think it would help us to have him read a much more emotional tone into the letter, where he’s like, ‘Please take care of my home,’ crying basically. So I had to track Rick down in Italy and have him do that in some soundstage in Italy,” Korsh says, laughing, “which I think was worth it because it really made a huge difference in the impact of the letter.” READ FULL STORY
Big FX’s American Horror Story: Freak Show news. The fourth installment of horror anthology series suddenly has a premiere date, an official new description, and its first genuine teaser video.
First the date: AHS:FS will debut Wednesday, Oct. 8 at 10 p.m.
The official new description: “Freak Show begins its tale in the quiet, sleepy hamlet of Jupiter, Florida. The year is 1952. A troupe of curiosities has just arrived to town, coinciding with the strange emergence of a dark entity that savagely threatens the lives of townsfolk and freaks alike. This is the story of the performers and their desperate journey of survival amidst the dying world of the American carny experience.”
The freakiest thing about Freak Show may be that the show’s debut is less than two months away and until now there have been no official photos (save one in a snapshot tweet by co-creator Ryan Murphy) and no video. But here’s a super-short teaser, below, while the first official photos, I’m told, are likely coming later today. The season stars Jessica Lange, Kathy Bates, Sarah Paulson, Michael Chiklis, and Angela Bassett. READ FULL STORY
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit is loading up on guest stars.
Today’s Hoda Kotb is set to appear as herself in an episode that includes Ron Rifkin (Alias), Brian D’Arcy James (Smash), Stevie Lynn Jones (Crisis), and Dana Wheeler-Nicholson (Friday Night Lights), EW has learned exclusively.
On Thursday at the strike of 10 a.m. ET, FXX will drop an absurdly daunting challenge into the laps of channel surfers by airing all 552 episodes of The Simpsons in a row. (In case you’re wondering, two people once made it 86 hours and 37 minutes through a Simpsons marathon before Fox ended the contest in a record-breaking tie.)
How can you binge 25 seasons of the animated comedy just 12 days, bearing witness to every Homer “Woo hoo!”, Barney belch, and grisly Scratchy disemboweling? Hydration, meal breaks, micro-naps, and multiple empty DVRs will help, for starters. But you also might want to check out these 15 survival tips, given to EW by the writers of The Simpsons. READ FULL STORY
Monk is checking into Nurse Jackie. Tony Shalhoub has landed a recurring role on the Showtime drama’s upcoming seventh season, the network announced Wednesday.
The Emmy winner will play Dr. Bernard Prince, a new ER doctor who has great bedside manner, a special touch with Akalitus, and offers Jackie friendship—something she desperately needs after the drama of the season finale.
Nurse Jackie is expected to return in 2015.
- Julianne Hough joins 'DWTS' as fourth judge
- Billy Crystal at Emmy salute to Robin Williams
- Aaron Paul's 'Breaking Bad' scavenger hunt
- 'AHS: Freak Show' to premiere Oct. 8
- ABC eyes 'Castle'-inspired 'Derrick Storm'
- 'Halt and Catch Fire' gets a season 2
- Megan Mullally, Natalie Morales on 'Parks'
- Nicki Minaj butts in on 'Anaconda' video
- 'iZombie' gigs for Molly Hagan, Judy Reyes
- Greg Finley joins 'The Flash' as Girder