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Ellen Pompeo developing police drama for ABC

Grey’s Anatomy star Ellen Pompeo is getting into the production side of things. First, Pompeo announced she would executive produce a financial meltdown drama titled Debt for ABC Family, and now, her production company, Calamity Jane, has made its first network sale.

Calamity Jane has sold an untitled hour-long drama to ABC. The project, written by Andy Stern, will be produced by ABC Studios with Pompeo and Laura Holstein of Calamity Jane Prods. signed on to executive produce.

The show follows Keira Burke, a Boston-area cop who was gravely wounded in the line of duty. According to ABC, “Six years later, she’s returned to the force as a police psychologist and now finds herself embedded in the very same precinct she left. She’ll bring along her new perspective on cops and solving crime, but she’s returning as an outsider, no longer a cop. Keira will have to reconcile her two worlds and overcome her own failings from years ago—even as she starts to suspect that what really happened all those years ago may not be what it seems, and the truth may be right under her nose.”

'Masters of Sex,' 'Ray Donovan' renewed for season 3

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Showtime has renewed its summer drama block: Masters of Sex and Ray Donovan are both coming back for third rounds. The will start production early next year on 12 episodes each. “Both Ray Donovan and Masters of Sex are quintessentially Showtime: bold, provocative, premium television with production values at the top of the food chain,” said Showtime president David Nevins. “These acclaimed shows are filled with complex and interesting characters and settings that will no doubt give audiences compelling television to invest in for seasons to come.”

Both perform solid-ish for the network. Ray Donovan starring Liev Schreiber as an L.A. fixer delivers around 5 million viewers once all forms of viewing are counted, while Masters starring Michael Sheen and Lizzy Caplan as 1950s sex researchers gets about four million. Both also recently hit season highs. Moreover for Showtime, both shows received Emmy nominations this year, with Masters scoring five nods including one for Caplan’s performance, and Donovan being honored for Jon Voight’s performance.

Kurt Sutter reveals how many 'Sons of Anarchy' club members will die

In the Sept. 9 premiere of Sons of Anarchy‘s final season, a vengeful Jax (Charlie Hunnam) tells his brothers, “For me to move forward with all the things we now have to do, I need to know this table has no doubts, no mistrust, that every single one of you would kill or die for the man next to him.” With FX’s marketing campaign centered on Jax morphing into the Reaper, fans anticipate a high body count on the first front by season seven’s end (and they would be right).

But creator Kurt Sutter’s tally on the latter might be surprising: “Two club members will be dead,” he tells EW. “I don’t think there’ll be more than that.”

Before Comic-Con last month, EW asked readers to predict the fate of 15 characters. (Remember, there’s a large number of non-members fans are invested in: Gemma, Unser, Wendy, Nero, Lyla, Chucky, and even Marcus Alvarez and Henry Lin, who’ve been recurring since season one.) If Juice (Theo Rossi) is still considered a member, he topped fans’ hit list with 86 percent guessing he’ll meet Mr. Mayhem at some point. Rat (Niko Nicotera) and Tig (Kim Coates) were the next best bets, with about 64 percent and 63 percent believing they’d eventually be buried in their cuts, respectively. The club members viewed as safest—which could prove more unsettling—were Bobby (Mark Boone Junior) and Chibs (Tommy Flanagan).

With the new intel from Sutter, who starts writing episode nine of the final 13 today, it’s time for a recount.  READ FULL STORY

Megan Mullally and Natalie Morales returning for final season of 'Parks and Recreation'

It sounds like love will be in the air when Parks and Recreation returns for its final season.

Megan Mullally and Natalie Morales are both set to reprise their roles for the final season of Parks and Rec, EW has learned.

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Surprise: AMC renews 'Halt and Catch Fire'

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AMC has decided to take a chance on renewing the modestly rated freshman drama series Halt and Catch Fire.

The series set in the Texas computer industry in the 1980s has only averaged 1.3 million viewers across its first 10 episodes, including seven days of DVR playback. Yet AMC believes the show has potential for growth. “This is a show about invention, experimentation, and the inherent risks in trying to break new ground—themes that really resonate with us as a network and attracted a passionate audience,” explains AMC president Charlie Collier. “We have a history of demonstrating patience through the early seasons of new shows, betting on talent and building audience over time.” READ FULL STORY

ABC's 'Selfie' pilot is now available to stream online

The pilot episode of Selfie, ABC’s new comedy inspired by My Fair Ladyis now available to stream on Hulu weeks ahead of its September premiere.

The show follows Eliza Dooley (Karen Gillan), a social-media maven who has thousands of followers in her internet life but no friends in her real life. To remedy this problem, she turns to marketing expert Henry (John Cho) to help her go from a technology-obsessed internet celebrity to someone who can connect with humans in the real world.

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'Sons of Anarchy' gets official book -- and series finale air date

With the final season of Sons of Anarchy set to begin in three weeks, it’s never too early to start thinking about the end. Fans can now pre-order the official behind-the-scenes companion book, Sons of Anarchy: The Official Collector’s Edition, which will be released the day after the series finale. FX confirms that the series finale will air Tuesday, Dec. 9. Mark your calendars.

Creator Kurt Sutter wrote a special introduction for the 208-page hardcover book, which will cover all seven seasons of the FX drama and the series finale with photographs, cast interviews, and the stories behind how the show was crafted—right down to the music, props, costumes, makeup, prosthetics, and tattoos. The old ladies and rival gangs will also get their due. Plus, in case fans haven’t mastered biker lingo by this point (do not call it a vest), there’ll be a glossary and a guide to the bikes.

A Sons of Anarchy DVD and Blu-ray Collector’s Set has also been announced. The final season premieres Sept. 9 on FX.

This post has been updated to reflect that the series finale is Dec. 9. A new episode will not air the week of Thanksgiving. EW regrets the error.

Eva Longoria joins 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' for three episodes

A Desperate woman is coming to Brooklyn Nine-Nine.

Fox announced today that Desperate Housewives vet Eva Longoria will guest-star on Andy Samberg’s cop comedy this season. Appearing in three episodes, Longoria will play a defense attorney named Sophia who draws the attention of Jake (Samberg) when she squares off with him in court. Jake, of course, was last seen confessing romantic feelings to Amy (Melissa Fumero) as he headed undercover with the FBI, so there’s that complication as well. READ FULL STORY

Stephanie Jacobsen joins 'NCIS'... as a love interest for DiNozzo?

This should make the Tiva fans go nuts.

Stephanie Jacobsen has landed a potentially recurring role on NCIS, EW has learned exclusively.

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'Outlander' ratings steady as 'Leftovers' rise

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A welcome sign for Outlander: The Scotland-set fantasy drama was steady the ratings for its second episode.

Saturday’s second hour averaged 900,000 viewers. That’s actually notably up from the season premiere’s 721,000. But over the course of a full weekend of repeats, the full tally was slightly under the premiere—2.2 million vs. last week’s 2.3 million.

Meanwhile over on Cinemax, Friday night’s new medical period drama The Knick had 600,000 for the evening and posted a an 18 percent gain from last week’s premiere. READ FULL STORY

Richard Branson to cameo on 'The Simpsons'

Last month at Comic-Con, producers of The Simpsons announced that Tesla mastermind Elon Musk would be dropping into Springfield this season to serve as a thorn in Mr. Burns’ financial side. Now it appears that another extremely rich dude is going to match wits with the town’s terrible tycoon. Virgin founder Richard Branson has recorded a cameo as himself for an upcoming episode of the animated comedy, EW has learned. READ FULL STORY

Bow Wow joins 'CSI: Cyber' as series regular

Shad Moss, better known as rapper Bow Wow, no longer wants to be like Mike. Rather, his newest role is that of an online hacker on the upcoming CSI spinoff CSI: Cyber.

Moss has joined CSI: Cyber as a series regular, playing the role of Brody “Baby Face” Nelson. His character is described as “a cyber-intrusion savant,” or in other words, a really, really good hacker who’s ordered by a judge to work with Patricia Arquette’s Special Agent Avery Ryan. With jail as his only other option, Nelson agrees to help on with a cyber case. His series-long dilemma will then become “working for the Feds while trying to keep his fingertips out of the Deep Web, where he was groomed to be one of the most prolific hackers in the world.”

“Bow Wow is a gifted young actor who will have the responsibility, through his character, to set an example for young people who watch the show to ‘do what’s right’ even when you know ‘nothing but wrong,'” CSI creator Anthony E. Zuikersaid in a press release. “It will be a redemption story and a cautionary tale all wrapped into one. The role of Nelson required someone with deep acting chops and off-the-charts smarts. Shad Moss is a unique talent that possesses both.”

CSI: Cyber is expected to premiere during the 2014-2015 season on CBS.

The Hot Seat: 'Once Upon a Time' bosses answer burning questions

With Frozen’s Elsa and Anna coming to Once Upon a Time next season, it’s easy to forget there’s still a whole town of Storybrooke residents who are dealing with their own issues next season. Has Emma changed more of the past than she meant to? Is Will Scarlet connected to anyone else in town? Does Snow want to move her family back to the Enchanted Forest?

To find out the answers to that and more, EW put executive producers Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis in The Hot Seat, where they have the option of answering your questions from Twitter with “Yes,” “No” or “Can’t say.” Get the scoop below.

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