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Watch this, DVR that: Your guide to Tuesday's perfect night of TV

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In our fall TV preview, we broke down each day into what to watch live and what to DVR. Here’s your Fall Tuesday night game plan:

8 p.m.
Watch: Utopia (Fox): 15 strangers are challenged to create the perfect society and in a twist to the “utopic” element of the show, contestants will start start voting each other off this week.

DVR: The Flash (The CW): One of the hotly anticipated superhero series this fall, The Flash exists in the same universe as CW’s Arrow and follows comic book favorite Barry Allen/The Flash (Grant Gustin). Premieres Oct. 7.

9 p.m.
Watch: Marry Me (NBC): Casey Wilson and Ken Marino make a fine couple in this new comedy, which is loosely based on Wilson’s real-life romance with the show’s creator, David Caspe. Premieres Oct. 14.

9:30 p.m.
Watch: The Mindy Project (Fox): We’ve already seen Danny (Chris Messina) do a sexy striptease for Mindy (Mindy Kaling) on the season premiere, so get excited to see where that relationship goes from there.

DVR: NCIS: New Orleans (CBS): The NCIS franchise has become a verifiable conglomeration with all these spin-off in cities all over the country. This time, NCIS heads to New Orleans with Scott Bakula at the helm as Special Agent Dwayne Pride.

10 p.m.
Watch: Sons of Anarchy (FX): This will be the last season we’ll see our beloved NorCal biker bros and it is crucial to see how Jax (Charlie Hunnam) deals with the consequences of his destructive path of vengeance after Tara’s (Maggie Siff) death.

DVR: Forever (ABC): Forever joins a long line of “deductive genius” dramas, and this show is no exception to the trend. The show stars Ioan Gruffudd as Dr. Henry Morgan, a New York City medical examiner who’s been knocking around life for over 200 years due to his immortality.

'MAKERS: Women in Comedy' director recalls interviewing Joan Rivers

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The decision to open MAKERS: Women in Comedy with the words of Joan Rivers was made before the comedian died earlier this month, but when it airs Tuesday, the documentary will act as a sort of tribute to her pioneering status.

“She set up the film perfectly,” co-director Heidi Ewing told EW. “She’s a lion tamer. It’s all about being in charge and she just delivered. It’s also just a nod to the great Joan Rivers, setting it up as her being the matriarch.” READ FULL STORY

David Fincher to direct the entire first season of HBO's 'Utopia'

David Fincher will direct the entire first season of Utopia, the HBO series he is producing with Gone Girl‘s author Gillian Flynn. The duo announced their plans to adapt the British TV conspiracy series in February, with Fincher directing Flynn’s scripts, but it wasn’t clear just how much Fincher would be behind the camera. (For Netflix’s House of Cards, the other major show Fincher produces, he directed only the first two episodes of season one.)

But Fincher told the Guardian that he intended to helm the entire first season. “I like the world of it,” he said. “I like the characters—I love Dennis’s [Kelly, creator of the U.K. show] honesty and affinity for the nerds. I mean, I’ve always been a bit of a junior conspiracy theorist [because] I don’t have time to connect them all! But it’s nice to see that somebody has.” READ FULL STORY

What's on the menu for 'Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown' season 4

Anthony Bourdain has made a career of traveling—and eating his way through—the world. Following tradition, the globetrotting continues with season four of Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown, which kicked off Sunday with a delicious tour of Shanghai.

While lunching at Roy Choi’s pot last week, Bourdain talked about the new season, first trips, controversial storylines, the show’s aesthetic, and storytelling at large. Prepare for a severe case of wanderlust, and some serious food cravings, of course.

This season, Bourdain traveled to (in order of air date): The Bronx, Paraguay, Vietnam, Tanzania, Iran, Massachusetts, and Jamaica. There’s still unexplored terrain for Bourdain, who visited Paraguay and Iran for the first time.

“I got a definite sense that I was somewhere I’d never been, never seen, and knew nothing about,” Bourdain said of Paraguay. “It’s a big blank spot on everybody’s sort of awareness.” The episode will explore the history of Bourdain’s great, great, great grandfather, Paraguayan émigré Jean Bourdain, as well as the culture and local dishes, including bife koygua, bori bori, and sopa paraguaya.

Bourdain expects the Iran episode to be the most controversial of season four. With Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian and his wife, Yeganeh Salehi as guides, Bourdain visited Tehran and Isfahan to see sites such as Imam Square and the Borje Milad, and sample foods such as dizi and biryani. [Rezaian was detained in Iran more than two months ago, and according to The Washington Post is being interrogated on unspecified charges. Salehi was reportedly detained at the same time.]

“It will be a very provocative, deeply confusing show,” he said, adding that a lot of the issues touched upon don’t translate as well through television. He also spoke of the way we know Iran geopolitically, and how different the country is when you’re actually there, on the ground. “I’m trying to think of a place we were received more warmly than Iran.” He was at a loss.

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'iZombie' to stage a 'Veronica Mars' reunion

Ryan Hansen has landed a guest-starring role on The CW’s midseason drama iZombie, EW has learned exclusively.

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New 'Gotham' trailer previews entire season, introduces Victor Zsasz

If you thought the origin story of Gotham would be anything but dark and twisty, then you should take a moment and prepare yourself for what comes next.

In a new trailer for Gotham‘s first season, we get a more in-depth glimpse into the world that poor Jim Gordon is trying to save. From Bruce Wayne’s attempts to “understand how Gotham works” to Oswald Cobblepot’s journey from bad to worse, the trailer offers insight into a world we’ve only just begun to understand.

And in addition to the characters and themes we already know, the trailer also introduces Victor Zsasz, along with a rivalry between Falcone and Maroni, and finally, plans to tear down Arkham Asylum for Arkham City. From there, comic fans can pull out a number of other teases:

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ABC Family picks up 'Stitchers,' renews 'Young & Hungry'

ABC Family made a host of programming announcements on Monday as they picked up their first procedural drama, Stitchers, and ordered a second season of comedy Young & Hungry.

Stitchers follows a young woman working at a covert government agency, whose duty is to be “stitched” into the minds of the deceased in order to solve their murders and other crimes that would otherwise remained unsolved. The pilot was written by Jeffrey A. Schechter, who will executive produce the project with Jonathan Baruch and Rob Wolken.

Stitchers is new ground for us and I’m excited to bring procedurals to the network,” said Tom Ascheim, President of ABC Family, in a statement. “We think our fans will love the intricate mysteries that Stitchers will solve week to week as much as they love our relationship-driven dramas. We are also going back for seconds of our new comedy, Young & Hungry. Good food, good laughs – of course we want more.”

Young & Hungry follows the hijinks of Gabi (Emily Osment), a sassy personal chef to rich entrepreneur Josh (Jonathan Sadowski), and has consistently done well in its time slot for the 18-49 demographic.

'Arrow': Your one-minute refresher

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In season 2, Arrow was all about the rise of Slade/Deathstroke and his quest for revenge against Oliver. But after a handful of shocking farewells and an all-out war in Starling City, Deathstroke seems to be a thing of the past. But before you dive into all that Ray Palmer and Ra’s al Ghul have to offer in season 3, it’d probably be best to brush up on how things ended.

With that in mind, we’ve created a one-minute refresher that will catch you up (and get you ready to enjoy Oliver and Felicity’s date!).

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'Chicago Fire' having a three-way crossover (with 'P.D.,' 'SVU')

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It’s official: NBC is doing a crossover stunt across three different crime dramas: Chicago Fire, Chicago P.D. and Law & Order: SVU. The unusual three-way crossover will have characters from NBC’s Dick Wolf-produced fall procedurals interacting across three epiosdes next month.

Word of the crossover had been making the rounds, but the network officially announced the plan and the event’s premiere date today — Nov. 11-12. NBC staged a crossover between Fire and P.D. last season, but this time is letting SVU in on the action. “We wanted to figure out a way to create a crime that connects all three shows,” Wolf said in a statement. “Warren Leight [SVU showrunner] and Matt Olmstead [Chicago Fire/P.D.] showrunner and I came up with a story that was big and unique enough to transit to all three.” READ FULL STORY

Naomi Campbell joins 'Empire'

Naomi Campbell is set to recur on Fox’s Empire, the hip-hop drama from Lee Daniels and Danny Strong.

Empire centers around a hip-hop enterprise run by Lucious Lyon (Terrence Howard), who will stop at nothing to protect his dynasty. According to a press release from Fox, Campbell will play Camilla, “an alluring woman involved in a steamy affair with the much younger potential heir to his father’s throne, Hakeem (Bryshere Gray), over whom she exercises considerable influence.”

“Naomi is a beautiful actress. Underrated in my mind,” Daniels said in a statement. “She will be wonderful as Camilla. I am truly thrilled to have one of my close friends join us.”

Campbell will join a distinguished cast, which already includes Taraji P. Henson as Lucious’ ex-wife, Cookie Lyon, and Gabourey Sidibe as Lucious’ assistant, Becky.

Empire is set to premiere in early 2015 on Fox.

'The Originals' star Joseph Morgan hints at more flashbacks, bigger fights

When The Originals catches up with the Mikaelsons at the beginning of its second season, it’s safe to say that losing Hope hasn’t gotten any easier over the past four months. And not surprisingly, Klaus is ready for revenge. But with two parents and a new brother in town, Francesca isn’t going to be Klaus’ only problem this season.

We caught up with Joseph Morgan, who plays Klaus on the show, to talk about season two, Klaus’ parents, and the ultimate daddy showdown.

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Bill Hader discusses 'SNL' newbie Pete Davidson, his own hosting debut

Over the weekend, all SNL-conscious beings were alerted to the presence of Pete Davidson, who made a big first impression during his first night on the show. And while we already know a fair amount about the 20-year-old Staten Island native, this morning Bill Hader—the alum who’ll be returning as host Oct. 11—told us a little bit more about Davidson’s SNL origin story.

“Pete Davidson—he’s in the movie Trainwreck,” Hader said, referring to the upcoming Judd Apatow-directed, Amy Schumer-starring comedy. “He has a small part in it. I told Lorne Michaels about him, said he was really funny. And then they auditioned him for a piece, and Lorne called me to say Pete got the show. I was like, ‘Oh my God, that’s wonderful!'”

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Catch a sneak peek of Chelsea Handler's Netflix special, 'Uganda Be Kidding Me Live'

Chelsea Handler has upped the comedy ante via her new relationship with Netflix.

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