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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.


'House of Cards' cast talks (and jokes) about what's ahead for season 3

House of Cards is a series about secrets. It should come as no surprise, then, that its cast is extremely tight-lipped about the show’s upcoming third season.

This SAG Awards weekend, however, a few of the show’s actors revealed the slightest hints of what’s to come.

“I think that, if it’s possible, the end of [this] season is even more surprising than the last,” said Mozhan Marnò, who plays hotshot journalist Ayla Sayyad, at Entertainment Weekly’s SAG party Saturday. READ FULL STORY

David Tennant cast as Marvel villain in Netflix series


Another Time Lord is coming to the Marvel universe. The studio has cast David Tennant as the major villain in its upcoming Netflix series A.K.A. Jessica Jones. The Doctor Who and Gracepoint star will play Zebediah Killgrave (also known as The Purple Man).

The official series description: “After a tragic ending to her short-lived super hero stint, Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter, ABC’s Don’t Trust the B—- in Apt. 23) is rebuilding her personal life and career as a detective who gets pulled into cases involving people with extraordinary abilities in New York City. An enigmatic figure from Jessica’s past, Kilgrave’s reappearance will send shockwaves through the former super hero’s world.” READ FULL STORY

Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart to lip sync on post-Super Bowl 'Tonight Show'

Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart had betterstart watching Emma Stone clips. The comedians, who co-star in the upcoming movie Get Hard, will appear on the post-Super Bowl Tonight Show, and will compete against host Jimmy Fallon in “Lip Sync Battle,” NBC announced.

The show, housed for Super Bowl purposes at the Orpheum Theater in Phoenix, will also feature Ariana Grande performing with The Roots. READ FULL STORY


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