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Stephen Colbert's 'Late Show' will stay in New York

Los Angeles may be the long-reigning entertainment hub, but New York’s getting a grip on the nation’s talk shows.

CBS’s Late Show will remain at the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York City, even as Stephen Colbert takes over hosting duties from David Letterman next year. The decision was announced Wednesday by network CEO Leslie Moonves and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. READ FULL STORY

See Colton Haynes as Arsenal in 'Arrow' season 3

Last season on Arrow, Roy Harper was injected with Slade’s Mirakuru serum and had to deal with all of the rage that went with it. But now that Roy is Mirakuru-free, what will season three hold for the wearer of red hoodies? For one thing, another red hoodie.

As comic-book fans know, Roy Harper sometimes goes by another name: Arsenal. And not only can EW confirm that Roy will be joining Team Arrow as a fully fledged member in season three, but here’s an exclusive first look at Colton Haynes, who plays Roy, too—in full Arsenal attire (above).

The Arsenal suit will make its first appearance in the first episode of season three, which returns Oct. 8 on The CW.

Maude Apatow to guest star on 'Girls'

Maude Apatow is the latest to join the already-extensive list of guest stars—including Orange Is the New Black‘s Natasha Lyonne and Community’s Gillian Jacobs—set for season four of HBO’s Girls, the network confirmed to EW.

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Whitney Houston's mom speaks out against upcoming biopic

Cissy Houston, Whitney Houston’s mother, is speaking out against Lifetime’s upcoming biopic about her late daughter. In a statement to Entertainment Tonightshe said her family is “exhausted by the continuing misinformation” and pleaded to “let [Whitney] rest.”

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Portia de Rossi joins season 4 of 'Scandal'

When last we saw Olivia Pope, she was flying off into the sunset (or maybe just flying off) with Jake by her side—leaving behind a broken Fitz, who’d just lost his son and realized some horrible things about his father. D.C. now rests in the hands of Olivia’s own father, who once again took over B-613. So what awaits the team when season four starts up? How about a new face?

EW has confirmed that Arrested Development star Portia de Rossi will join Scandal‘s fourth season for a multiple-episode arc. Ellen DeGeneres first announced the news on Twitter, bragging about her wife’s “top secret” storyline:

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'Game of Thrones' actress joins ABC's 'Resurrection'

Michelle Fairley’s TV career is getting resurrected once again!

First the actress was killed off as Catelyn Stark on HBO’s Game of Thrones. Then she had an arc on USA’s Suits. Then she played a terrorist on Fox’s 24: Live Another Day—and was killed off again.

Now Fairley is joining the second season of ABC’s Resurrection. She will recur on the show as Margaret Langston, described as “the formidable matriarch of the Langston clan … mother of Henry and Fred (Kurtwood Smith, Matt Craven), and dead for over three decades, she will reappear in Arcadia as one of the returned. Margaret brings with her knowledge of the Langston family’s dark past, a past she is determined to keep hidden. Her return will have consequences for the entire family.”

Resurrection returns to ABC on Sunday, Sept. 28.

'Orange Is the New Black' cast to make joint appearance on 'Conan'

The ladies of Litchfield (and one male counterpart) are headed to Conan for their first-ever late-night appearance as a group.

On Monday, August 4, the cast of Netflix’s Emmy-nominated show Orange Is the New Black, including Taylor Schilling, Laverne Cox, Uzo Aduba, Kate Mulgrew, Natasha Lyonne, and Jason Biggs, will join Conan on stage for his third group interview of the sort. Conan has previously featured the casts of The Walking Dead and Breaking Bad in a similar format.

Conan airs at 11 p.m. on TBS.

'Downton Abbey' looks to bounce back from season 4

Downton Abbey had a disappointing fourth season. While its 12 Emmy nominations—including one for Outstanding Drama Series and one for Michelle Dockery for Outstanding Lead Actress—suggest otherwise, many complained of lackluster storylines that fell flat compared to previous seasons.

Looking ahead to the show’s fifth season, however, Laura Carmichael (Lady Edith), Michelle Dockery (Lady Mary), Joanne Froggatt (Anna Bates), Allen Leech (Tom Branson), Gareth Neame (executive producer, Downton Abbey), and Rebecca Eaton (executive producer, Masterpiece) spoke at the Television Critics Association, addressing season-four criticism and what fans can look forward to in season five.

Neame spoke to the validity of the show’s criticism, saying that he respects the process, but ultimately couldn’t base the show on someone else’s words. In fact, he felt quite contrary to the critical opinion. READ FULL STORY

'Covert Affairs' star Chris Gorham talks about Auggie's surprising turn

If you haven’t watched this week’s episode of Covert Affairs, stop reading now. Chris Gorham takes us inside a very shirtless hour for Auggie that may have some fans of the show looking at the character differently. READ FULL STORY

Anthony Hopkins to star in HBO's 'Westworld'

Another Oscar winner is coming to HBO: Anthony Hopkins has been cast in the cable drama’s TV reboot of the sci-fi classic Westworld.

The casting will mark the first potential regular TV gig for the acclaimed Silence of the Lambs and Thor actor, and continues the trend of Academy Award winners taking small-screen roles. He will be joined in the project by actress Evan Rachel Wood (Once and Again, True Blood).

No, Hopkins is not playing “the Yul Brynner role.” But the descriptions for both his character and Wood’s shed some insight into the secretive project’s storyline. READ FULL STORY

What will happen when every episode of 'The Simpsons' is at your fingertips?

Apparently, the answer is total focus… combined with the total collapse of America.

This October, FXX will launch “Simpsons World,” a portal/wormhole that will allow viewers to access every single freakin’ episode of the series—552, at last count—through their computers, phones, or Krusty the Klown Alarm Klocks (warning: gets extremely hot when plugged in). All seasons of the animated comedy—25, at last count—will be searchable (bring me… every Barney belch????), and you will be able to both create your own playlists with the archive and share your favorite clips.

Check out this FXX promo to see the end of the world as you know it… and the birth of “Simpsons World.” And remember, it’s never too early to start training for the toughest marathon in the world, which begins on Aug. 21 when FXX starts showing all 552 episodes of The Simpsons in a row. READ FULL STORY

'Vikings' Comic-Con comic book cover is pillage-worthy

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History’s Vikings has a pillage-worthy comic book debuting at Comic-Con this week, and here’s a first look at the cover. The image has Floki (Gustaf Skarsgard) and Ragnar (Travis Fimmel) front and center with the Viking gods Loki and Thor are depicted on the top of the page. The comic is being given out to fans who visit the Vikings behind-the-scenes exhibit in downtown San Diego (450 2nd Avenue) during the fan convention. Guests will be treated to viking makeovers (the hair, the make-up, the weapons) and placed into backdrops from the shows to get a share-worthy photo. History’s Vikings is returning for a 10-episode third season next March. READ FULL STORY

Lucy Lawless will guest star on 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'

After Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.‘s first season ended with the unforgettable (and very cryptic) image of Agent Coulson waking up in the middle of the night to scribble some mysterious symbols on the wall, fans have been dying to know what season two will hold. And as far as Coulson is concerned, the jury’s still out. However, there’s at least one new person in town: EW has confirmed that Lucy Lawless will guest star on the second season.

What her role is and how long she’ll stick around is, as most things are, classified. But based on her past as Xena, it’s likely she could give Agent May a run for her money on the battlefield.

TV Guide first reported the news.

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