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Ken Marino tries to 'eye cuddle' with Casey Wilson on 'Marry Me'

Do you like to cuddle? Do you have two eyes? Are they open? Then you might be capable of achieving maximum intimacy and connection with your spouse/partner/significant other via an “open-eye cuddle.”

At least this is what Jake (Ken Marino) is trying to convey to his emotionally volatile fiancée, Annie (Casey Wilson)—who is feeling claustrophobic now that he has moved into her apartment—in the second episode of NBC’s new romantic comedy Marry Me (tonight, 9 p.m.). READ FULL STORY

MTV orders 10 episodes of 'Faking It' for season 2B

Good news for Karmy shippers.

MTV has ordered an additional 10 episodes of its boundary-shattering romantic comedy Faking It, which follows two best friends who pretend to be lesbians in order to gain popularity until real feelings get in the way of the charade.

The handful of episodes will act as the season 2B when it returns next year. The series stars Katie Stevens, Rita Volk, Gregg Sulkin, Michael Willett, and Bailey De Young, whose character was revealed to be intersex in the second-season premiere. READ FULL STORY

'Scorpion' looking good for a full season order


It may lack the comic book appeal of The CW’s The Flash or Fox’s Gotham, or the boundary-pushing of ABC’s How to Get Away with Murder, but CBS’ new geek squad drama Scorpion continues to perform solidly in the ratings. Monday night’s episode built upon its lead-in to tie The Blacklist as the night’s top rated drama. Scorpion (10.5 million viewers, 2.4 adults 18-49 rating) was also steady with last week’s performance.

Those are all factors that make a network want to give a show a full-season pickup. (CBS’ NCIS: New Orleans and Madam Secretary are also fairly likely to get a full ride.) Scorpion‘s Millers lead-in (9.1 million, 2.2) was the comedy’s second season debut and shed about half its Big Bang Theory opener. READ FULL STORY

Christian Slater to star in USA drama 'Mr. Robot'


Fifth time’s the charm?

USA has cast Christian Slater in the title role of its drama pilot Mr. Robot. Nope, he doesn’t play an android. The show is about a programmer who suffers from a debilitating anti-social disorder and decides that he can only connect to people by hacking them. He wields his skills as a weapon to protect the people that he cares about. He then finds himself in the intersection between a cybersecurity firm he works for and the underworld organizations that are recruiting him to bring down corporate America.

Slater’s TV projects have had rough sledding over the past several years, with most lasting less than one season. Earlier this year there was ABC’s Mind Games, and before that Fox’s Breaking In, ABC’s The Forgotten and NBC’s My Own Worst Enemy. Perhaps he’ll fare better in the cable realm. Mr. Robot also stars Rami Malek, Portia Doubleday, Carly Chaikin, and Martin Wallström, and it’s executive produced by Sam Esmail, Steve Golin, Chad Hamilton, and Niels Arden Oplev.

Jonathan Katz on the legacy of 'Dr. Katz' and his new album 'Dr. Katz Live'

In between Mystery Science Theater 3000 and South Park, Comedy Central’s biggest breakout was a cheaply made animated show called Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist. Co-created by comedian Jonathan Katz and animator/producer Tom Snyder, it starred Katz as the titular shrink and his relationships with his receptionist (Laura Silverman) and his son (H. Jon Benjamin, now of Archer and Bob’s Burgers fame). The show was fleshed out by comedians like Ray Romano, Dom Irrera, Dave Attell, Louis C.K., Denis Leary, Jon Stewart, and Janeane Garofalo.

The show last aired in 2002, but a few years back, Katz dusted off his old Dr. Katz character to perform a live show, which is finally getting an audio release today as Dr. Katz Live. The special features Katz going through his own session with Snyder (who plays Katz’s therapist), then finds him welcoming Andy Kindler, Eugene Mirman, and B.J. Novak. “These live shows are very different,” Katz explains. “In the cartoon, I was essentially a straight man. In the live show, Tom Snyder plays my therapist, so I get to make jokes. Part of the deal is that he is there to sit in on sessions with my patients, and nobody gives him permission. We’re all sitting on the stage within earshot of each other, and we were pretending that Tom couldn’t hear us even though he’s ten feet away from us.” READ FULL STORY

ABC announces return of Barbara Walters' 'Most Fascinating People'

Barbara Walters may no longer be as ever-present on ABC as she once was, but that hasn’t stopped her from returning with a new list of fascinating people. ABC announced today that Walters will return in December with Barbara Walters Presents: The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2014.

Among those on this year’s list are Chelsea Handler, newly minted Oscar host Neil Patrick Harris, Scarlett Johansson, and Oprah Winfrey. The other six figures, who will also be interviewed on the show, are expected to be announced soon.

The special will air on Dec. 14 at 9 p.m.

TLC reality show to document answered prayers

TLC is getting religion. The cable channel known for reality shows like Here Comes Honey Boo Boo and 19 Kids and Counting has ordered a series exploring answered prayers. The as-yet-untitled project will be executive produced by Mark Burnett and Roma Downey, the husband-wife team behind History’s The Bible (and of course, Burnett also produces broadcast hits like CBS’ Survivor and NBC’s The Voice).

Downey will host the six-part series, which will “explore the stories of people who claim that they’ve experienced modern-day miracles, incredible twists of fate, and phenomena that logic and science cannot explain.” READ FULL STORY

Eugene Levy and Catherine O'Hara are up 'Schitt's Creek' in new series

SCTV and Christopher Guest-movie veterans Eugene Levy and Catherine O’Hara’s new series Schitt’s Creek is coming to America as the first original scripted series for POP, the rebranded TV Guide Network.


'The Flash': Will shared loss bring Barry and Caitlin closer?

The Flash is about to return to the scene of the crime.

During Tuesday’s episode, viewers will get a new glimpse at the particle accelerator explosion that turned Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) into the fastest man alive. This time, we’ll see it from a different perspective via those working at S.T.A.R. Labs, a.k.a. Ground Zero. But Barry certainly wasn’t the only one affected by the incident, as Caitlin Snow (Danielle Panabaker) lost her fiance Ronnie Raymond (Robbie Amell) as a result.


Amazingly, no fall shows have been canceled yet -- here's why


We’ve gone an entire month into the fall TV season without a single canceled show. That’s amazing.

Last year, the first canceled show was on Oct. 4 (ABC’s Lucky 7). In 2012, it was on Oct. 10 (CBS’ Made In Jersey). In 2011, Oct. 4 struck again (NBC’s The Playboy Club). Usually, the first canceled show is followed within a week or so by a second and third.

Yet here we are, on Oct. 21, with four weeks of new shows behind us (more weeks for some early launching titles, like Fox’s Red Band Society and Utopia). And yet, the new shows are still standing. The broadcast ax sits in the corner of the woodshed, gleaming and unused.

What’s the holdup? Do we have a schedule chock full of new big hits? Hahahahaha. No. There are definitely titles begging for their misery to end—like NBC’s A to Z, ABC’s Manhattan Love Story (my pick in the EW office deadpool) and pretty much every new Fox show except Gotham. READ FULL STORY

'Scandal': Michael Trucco to play Abby's ex-husband

We’re finally going to meet Abby Whelan’s abusive ex-husband. Battlestar Galactica alum Michael Trucco has landed the role on Scandal, EW has learned.


'Saturday Night Live' adds Leslie Jones as castmember

To the surprise of absolutely no one who caught this during last month’s season premiere, Leslie Jones has been named a castmember of Saturday Night Live.


Vinnie Jones joins 'Arrow' as villain Brick for multi-episode arc

Arrow has just cast a juggernaut of an actor to play DC Comics villain Brick in the show’s third season.



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