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U.K. series 'Utopia' wins Best Drama at International Emmys

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It looks like David Fincher will have even more to live up to when he steps behind the camera for Utopia.

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'Sleepy Hollow' showrunner talks fan reaction to season 2: 'Just trust us'

Has Sleepy Hollow lost its groove?

The answer to that question depends on who you ask. Ratings for season 2 have been down across the board; fans (and, er, recappers) have become fond of grumbling about the show’s perceived shortcomings, from the unfortunate marginalization of Nicole Beharie’s Abbie Mills (Sleepy‘s co-lead, though she’s largely taken a backseat to the action this year) to the mishandling of Katia Winter’s Katrina, a witch who’s always in need of rescue.

That said, plenty of folks would argue that season 2 is as bonkers-brilliant as ever—chief among them Mark Goffman, the supernatural dramedy’s showrunner. EW chatted with Goffman, briefly about last night’s episode—an hour that had the breakneck pacing, urgency, and “twistory”-based shenanigans of vintage Sleepy Hollow—but mostly about season 2 as a whole, and specifically how fans have been responding to it. Goffman’s main takeaway? “If people just trust us—if you keep watching, things will change in a way that you won’t expect.”

See the first part of our conversation below—and check back after Dec. 1’s midseason finale for more intel from Goffman about a few shocking twists and what’s coming up next.
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ABC picks up 'Cristela' for a full season

ABC’s freshman comedy Cristela has been picked up for a full season, EW has confirmed. READ FULL STORY

George Eads exiting 'CSI'

George Eads will be saying goodbye to CSI for good, EW has confirmed.

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New contender for worst sitcom title ever

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The hallowed list of worst network sitcom titles ever might have a new contender: NBC is developing a comedy titled #Winning. And if that name makes you wince, check out the dozen or so other famously bad sitcom titles below that are arguably worse.

The NBC project is inspired by an apparently true story where a trio of friends learned that their “suddenly famous pal broke up with their entire friend group via a form letter, leaving them more determined than ever to ‘win’ at life.”

Setting the concept aside, let’s take on that title (which could changethis project is only at the script stage and might not even make it to air). READ FULL STORY

'True Detective' confirms 3 more cast members

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HBO is announcing some more cast members for True Detective season two.

The network has finally officially confirmed that Rachel McAdams (Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows) and Kelly Reilly (Black Box) have joined as female leads, along with Taylor Kitsch (Lone Survivor) in a major role.

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Who is going to die on 'The Walking Dead' midseason finale?

Will someone die on Sunday’s midseason finale of The Walking Dead? It could go either way. Last season, both Hershel and the Governor met their ends at the halfway point. So did Sophia in the Barnageddon massacre that closed the first half of season 2. However, season 3’s eighth episode featured no major character deaths (sorry, not counting Oscar or Zombie Penny), so there is no guarantee that someone will be biting the dust on Sunday. But let’s play the timeless game of “What if…?” to try and determine who might be the one to go should somebody not make it to 2015. READ FULL STORY

Watch an exclusive clip of Lucy Lawless guest-starring on 'Adventure Time'

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Xena fans rejoice! The hit Cartoon Network series Adventure Time celebrates Thanksgiving this week with four new episodes—and on Friday, the animated show will feature guest voice Lucy Lawless. Lawless plays the militaristic Queen of the Ants, who drafts Finn into the never-ending battle between ants, worms, and flies. Somehow, this all has something to do with dental care. READ FULL STORY

HBO planning Alex Gibney doc on Scientology

Academy Award winner Alex Gibney is directing a documentary about Scientology and Hollywood for HBO, EW has confirmed.  READ FULL STORY

American Music Awards ratings down despite all the booty

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The 2014 American Music Awards delivered a big audience against heavy football competition Sunday night. Yet the awards were still down in the ratings from last year (despite all the booty).

The AMAs had 11.6 million viewers and a 3.8 rating among adults 18-49, slumping 16 percent from 2013.

As for what actually happened during the show, EW has you covered: Here’s our grading of the performances, complete winners list, and fashion gallery.

ABC cancels John Stamos' 'Members Only' drama before premiere

Despite some of the promising names attached to the project and its straight-to-series pickup, midseason drama Members Only has been canceled by ABC before its premiere, EW has confirmed. The Hollywood Reporter first reported the news.

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'Constantine' production halted by NBC

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John Constantine might not go to hell, but he’s headed straight to broadcast TV purgatory.

NBC has decided to halt production on Friday night’s Constantine, capping the series at its initial order of 13 episodes. READ FULL STORY

'The Mentalist' scoop: Eighth season 'possible' but CBS finale will have closure

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With CBS’ The Mentalist entering its seventh and final season, we spoke to series creator Bruno Heller about what fans expect now that crime-solvers Patrick Jane (Simon Baker) and Teresa Lisbon (Robin Tunney) are officially an item, if there’s a wedding in their future, whether the CBS finale will have a true ending, and the odds of the popular detective series having an eighth season afterlife on another network.

EW: In broad strokes, what’s unique about the final season?
BRUNO HELLER: From a professional point of view, we got a chance that’s rarely given in this business to really end the story, to tell the story exactly as we wanted to do, and give you the coda, the happily-ever-after chapter. It was a great move and suggestion on the part of [Warner Bros. TV chief Peter Roth] to end the Red John story [last season] and move on to life after that. What’s different and fun about this season is it’s the same characters, but with life ahead of them—with options, possibilities and joy in their lives. It’s the same Mentalist, but with more sunshine peeping through.

How long after the last scene of the finale does the story pick up?
Couple weeks. READ FULL STORY

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