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CBS orders 'Rush Hour' pilot


CBS has officially given Rush Hour a pilot order, along with orders for comedies Joe Time and Greg Garcia’s Super Clyde, which was initially ordered to pilot back in 2013.


'Celebrity Apprentice': And the fired celebrities are...

[SPOILER ALERT: Read on only if you have watched Monday’s episodes of The Celebrity Apprentice.] READ FULL STORY

Nick Jonas joins Ryan Murphy's 'Scream Queens'

Nick Jonas has just been cast in the upcoming horror-comedy anthology series Scream Queens. READ FULL STORY

ABC orders Chevy Chase/Beverly D'Angelo comedy, Shondaland drama pilots

ABC will be staging a Vacation reunion after ordering a comedy pilot starring Chevy Chase and Beverly D’Angelo, EW has learned. The network also handed out pilot orders to a comedy from Dan Savage, a Shondaland drama and a cop project from Gossip Girl alums Stephanie Savage and Josh Schwartz.


'The Flash' boss on Pied Piper intro: He's the 'evil Harry Potter'

The Flash is bringing the Pied Piper to life.

During Tuesday’s episode, Broadway star Andy Mientus makes his debut as Hartley Rathaway, a former protégée of Harrison Wells (Tom Cavanagh), who seeks vengeance after being affected by the particle accelerator explosion—he’s created a way to manipulate sound waves. But Rathaway isn’t quite like the metahumans who have sought revenge on Wells after the explosion heard ’round Central City.


NBC orders Monica Potter, Jimmy Fallon comedy pilots

NBC has given pilot orders to a workplace comedy from Jimmy Fallon and a starring vehicle for Parenthood’s Monica Potter.


'Agent Carter' bosses answer burning questions

Now that Peggy Carter has tracked down Howard Stark’s “baby babies”—aka his stolen inventions, most of which could probably level a city block if not threaten the world—what’s next for Marvel’s Agent Carter? EW caught up with executive producers Tara Butters and Michele Fazekas to ask some burning questions:


'Shameless' alum Nick Gehlfuss joins 'Chicago P.D.'

Nick Gehlfuss (Shameless) has been cast in a recurring role on NBC’s Chicago P.D. READ FULL STORY

Fall TV pilots 2015: The full list

You’ll never see most of them. But that doesn’t mean they don’t exist—dozens of first episodes of prospective TV shows, all written, cast, shot and full of hope (and, largely, pretty lousy).

Some will end up on the 2015-16 schedule as the shiny new broadcast lineup. Others will vanish into tax write-off infamy. We’re still rooting for the big, traditional networks to put their pilots online, like Amazon, so we can properly judge them—rather than trusting network executives and mall focus groups to decide what gets on the air. (That’s how we end up with Bad Judge). Until then, we’ll just have to analyze each title based on its description.

Can you pick the winners? Or, at least, pick which ones the networks will think are winners? (Note: Keeping checking back as we update with more pilots and casting news.)


'Parks and Recreation' exclusive clip: Treat Yo Self 2017

On the second half of Tuesday night’s Parks and Recreation doubleheader, Donna is preparing to walk down the aisle, which means there’s all kinds of wedding business to get in order. One such order: a wedding cake. READ FULL STORY

'X-Men' TV series may come to Fox


Could Fox have a Gotham / X-Men block next fall? Perhaps. The network is in early talks to develop an X-Men TV series, but the deal is far from done.

EW confirmed that discussions are underway for a small-screen version of the mutant franchise, with THR adding (unconfirmed) that Star Trek 3 writers Patrick McKay and JD Payne would pen the script and 24 veterans Evan Katzand Manny Coto have been lined up as producers. READ FULL STORY

How Amazon plans to conquer Hollywood


It’s been a game-changing month for Amazon Studios.

The online superstore announced plans last week to start producing original movies—not just a few, either, but 12 titles a year, each with a respectable indie budget ranging from $5 million to $25 million. The move came on the heels of Amazon solidifying its reputation as a major force in the TV industry by convincing Woody Allen to make a TV series and picking up two Golden Globes for its transgender dramedy Transparent—including the first-ever win by a streaming company in the best series category. And at least one of Amazon’s new crop of TV pilots is winning raves (an adaptation of Philip K. Dick’s sci-fi thriller The Man in the High Castle from producer Ridley Scott and The X-Files writer Frank Spotnitz)

Amazon expects to disrupt Hollywood further by pushing cinema owners for a super-short distribution window since the company wants their films to be available for Prime Instant Video subscribers a mere four to eight weeks after exiting theaters.

Below, Amazon Studios vice president Roy Price talks to EW about his strategy for tackling Hollywood tradition on the film and TV side.



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