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'Parenthood' star Lauren Graham to guest-star on Matthew Perry's 'Odd Couple'

Lauren Graham and Matthew Perry will reunite on his new CBS comedy The Odd Couple, EW has learned.

In this modern-day take on Neil Simon’s 1965 Broadway play, Perry stars as the easygoing Oscar Madison opposite Thomas Lennon as uptight neat freak Felix Unger.

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TLC cancels 'Honey Boo Boo'

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There goes Honey Boo Boo. TLC has abruptly canceled its polarizing reality sensation after co-star “Mama June” Shannon allegedly started dating a convicted child molester.

Earlier this week, TMZ first reported that Shannon had started dating Mark McDaniel, who was convicted in 2004 of aggravated child molestation of an 8-year-old. After the report, members of Shannon’s family denied the two were together—saying the two had not dated in 10 years and that Shannon was “all about the kids” these days. But TLC became convinced the claim was accurate and executives pulled the plug on the reality series early Friday.

TLC released this statement to EW: “TLC has canceled the series Here Comes Honey Boo Boo and ended all activities around the series, effective immediately. Supporting the health and welfare of these remarkable children is our only priority. TLC is faithfully committed to the children’s ongoing comfort and well-being.” READ FULL STORY

'Project Runway: Threads' react: A mini-me version without the bite

A few weeks ago I wished for a Project Runway with tweens, and then I got my wish in Project Runway: Threads. (I really should put my wishing powers to better use, but I can’t complain about getting Christian Siriano back on the small screen.)

Threads, the fourth spin-off of the franchise, is like Runway Lite. Each week, three tween aspiring designers will face off with two challenges; the first is a look that they prepared at home for immediate judging, the second is a typical “here are the rules, now go; oh, wait, there’s more” challenge. The winner takes home $25,000. READ FULL STORY

CNN announces 420-friendly series 'High Profits'

CNN’s getting into the marijuana business with High Profits.

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'Grey's Anatomy' star Sara Ramirez dissects shocking Calzona twist

Warning: This story contains major spoilers from Thursday’s episode of Grey’s Anatomy. Read at your own risk!

Calzona fans got quite the shock during Thursday’s episode of Grey’s Anatomy.

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AMC now owns 49.9% of BBC America

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AMC Networks and BBC Worldwide have announced a partnership that will see the American entertainment company take a  49.9% equity stake in BBC America, the British company’s Stateside cable channel. BBC America has seen its cultural stock rise thanks to buzzy original series Orphan Black and the ascending US viewership for British sci-fi touchstone Doctor Who. According to a press release, AMC Networks agreed to pay $200 million for almost-but-not-quite-but-basically half of the network, a deal which also grants AMC operational control of BBC America. READ FULL STORY

NBA stars Blake Griffin and Chris Paul on their new Jordan Brand sketch comedy campaign

We all know that Blake Griffin and Chris Paul can combine to score points. But how good are they at scoring laughs together? The Los Angeles Clippers teammates’ assortment of individual commercials for Kia and State Farm — as well as this sketch from the ESPYs — show some promise. Their comedic skills will be put to the next test tonight, though,  when they team up for BGCP3 TV in HD, a two-part sketch comedy “special” that airs on Adult Swim tonight at 12:12 a.m. ET. (The second five-minute episode can be seen next Thursday night.) READ FULL STORY

An unconscious Jason Schwartzman guest-stars on 'Tim & Eric's Bedtime Stories'

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On tonight’s installment of the off-kilter anthology series Tim & Eric’s Bedtime Stories, Jason Schwartzman guest-stars as himself, reluctantly agreeing to endorse a watch—with the unusual stipulation that he won’t actually be conscious for the photo shoot or have any memory of it because he doesn’t want it to ruin his credibility. We found his performance opposite Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim to be rather limp, but see for yourself in this exclusive scene from the episode, which airs at tonight at 12:15 a.m. on Adult Swim. READ FULL STORY

'Game of Thrones' mania hits Spain as 86,000 apply for roles

Game of Thrones is conquering Spain: The HBO fantasy hit’s production is enjoying an overwhelming response since filming started in the country two weeks ago.

When the local production company Fresco Film put out a casting call for roughly 600 extras for a key battle Thrones scene, fans responded with an incredible 86,000 applications. The company needed to add more server space to accommodate the load. Many applicants needed the work, but one hired extra told the production he took a vacation from his high-level banking job to be on the show.

Meanwhile, others have clamored to get a glimpse of the show’s cast, with one even asking a random production staffer to post for a photo merely because he was wearing a Thrones badge.

To some extent, Spain’s response reflects the ongoing global fandom growth of HBO’s most popular series ever. Ratings climb each season and this year hit 19 million viewers in the United States when viewership is measured across all platforms. But Spain is perhaps primed to be more appreciative than most— Thrones has hired more than 1,000 locals across its production and is expected to generate millions for the country’s economy which has been climbing out of a deep recession (for example, Thrones generated $32 million for Northern Ireland last year). READ FULL STORY

Fox developing basketball comedy about former NBA player Baron Davis

Fox may have a fictional Latvian basketball player in New Girl‘s Winston, but a new comedy in development brings some professional NBA talent to the network.

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'Doctor Who' season 8 Blu-ray and DVD details

The current season of time travel show Doctor Who is far from over. But on Thurday, the BBC took a trip into the future by announcing that Peter Capaldi’s debut run of shows will be available on Blu-ray and DVD from Dec. 9.

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An Archie series is in development at Fox, and that's not a bad idea

So this is unexpected: Greg Berlanti—whose current hobby is turning comics books into TV shows like Arrow and The Flash—is developing a new drama for Fox based on Archie Andrews and the gang. Yup, that Archie Andrews. And this is crazy, but it’s quite possible that it could turn out pretty great.

According to Deadline, the series is called Riverdale, and will feature the extended family of Archie Comics characters—from Betty, Veronica, Jughead, and Moose, to relatively new additions like Kevin Kellar, all the way to Josie and the Pussycats. Taking place in the present day, Riverdale will offer “a bold, subversive” take on the cast, “exploring the surreality of small-town life…the darkness and weirdness bubbling beneath Riverdale’s wholesome façade.”

Here’s why that’s awesome: Archie Comics has secretly become one of the most interesting and daring comic book publishers in the industry, churning out ideas that seem patently insane but in fact yield astonishingly great comics. Like, there is no reason why “Archie, but with zombies,” should work, and yet Afterlife with Archie is a fantastic suspense comic. Similarly, a Sabrina reboot set in the 60s—this month’s Chilling Adventures of Sabrina #1—is a genuinely disturbing horror story. And then there’s Life With Archie, which is a ridiculous and daring bit of storytelling that ended this summer with the death of Archie Andrews.

Why bring all this up? Because Archie’s Chief Creative Officer, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, (who also writes Afterlife and Sabrina), is writing the pilot. Aguirre-Sacasa gets Archie, and just how flexible and universal Riverdale can be—all you really need is a few core tenets. The love triangle, the everyman, and the community. That’s it. Remember those Archie digests? Remember how weird they would get? Imagine Riverdale being a teen drama, but where anything can happen. Sabrina can show up, and it’s like Buffy. Josie and the Pussycats come by, and Riverdale becomes a supercharged girl-power rock anthem of a show for a week or two. And that doesn’t even get to Kevin Kellar—a character whose introduction made waves for being openly gay and having a key story arc in Life With Archie that showed him becoming a politician who builds a platform on gun control.

Archie Comics, in other words, is not messing around. Hopefully, Riverdale doesn’t either. At the very least, the bar is really, really, low.

'Phantom of the Opera' drama series headed to ABC

A modern-day Phantom of the Opera is in the works at ABC. The network is teaming with Desperate Housewives creator Marc Cherry for Phantom seriesbut it’s not based on Andrew Lloyd Webber’s hit Broadway version.

Phantom is described as a drama series with musical elements with producers looking to the original 1909 novel Le Fantôme de l’Opéra by Gaston Leroux. The novel was also the basis for the 1925 film version.

Per usual, the story is about a ghost who haunts an opera house and helps a budding singer before jealousy gets the better of him. If greenlit to series, expect the ABC version to incorporate music naturally into the story much the same way as Nashville (so it’s not like, say, Glee, where characters just burst into song).

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