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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.

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'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.

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

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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.

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'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.

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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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'Gotham' costume secrets: Revealing details you may have missed

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A huge amount of thought went into fall’s most lavishly costumed new show. Below Fox’s Gotham designer, Lisa Padovani, reveals the inspirations behind the clothing for Gotham City’s most notorious villains (and hero):
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The 'Botched' season 2 trailer is filled with really terrible life choices

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“I’m ready to get my sexy back,” former Major League player Jose Canseco says in the trailer for season 2 of Botched. And if all goes as planned, his “sexy” should be back in no time.

Botched is an E! reality show that unites two plastic surgeons who specialize in fixing plastic surgeries gone wrong with victims of those plastic surgeries gone wrong. Last season’s patients included a woman whose breast implants were so big they turned into one giant boob, another woman who was on her seventh nose job, and… Janice Dickinson. READ FULL STORY

So, who's dead on 'The Affair'? Fiona Apple helps us figure it out

The Affair has been labeled the Rashomon of marriage dramas, thanks to its he said/she said structure—but it’s also a pretty compelling mystery. The two main characters, Noah (Dominic West) and Alison (Ruth Wilson), are telling the story of their affair to a detective who appears to be investigating a murder. So far, all we know is this: Someone died. And that someone is a man, probably a local, though he was run down on a road that’s primarily used by tourists. And he died the night of a party. And Alison misses him now that he’s gone. A few (very small) clues!

So, who exactly is doomed? Well, listen to “Container,” the beautiful, unsettling theme song that Fiona Apple originally wrote as an unreleased track and revamped specifically for the show, and you’ll notice that Apple might be hinting at someone specific. “I was screaming into the canyon at the moment of my death,” she sings. “The echo I created outlasted my last breath/My voice it made an avalanche and buried a man I never knew/And when he died, his widowed bride met your daddy, and they made you.”

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'Sleepy Hollow' casts 'Tudors' alum in mysterious role

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Fox’s Sleepy Hollow is getting another infusion of British talent: EW has learned exclusively that Yorkshire native Max Brown has been cast in a pivotal role.

Brown may be best known for playing medical examiner Evan Marks on The CW’s Beauty and the Beast and Edward Seymour, brother of King Henry VIII’s third wife Jane, on Showtime’s The Tudors. (He was also set to star as a thief named Ambrose in Hieroglyph, Fox’s splashy Ancient Egypt-set series—which was canceled before it even had a chance to premiere.) On Sleepy Hollow, Fox says he’ll portray “a powerful and mysterious new ally known, at first, only as Orion—a charismatic soldier who possesses a game changing weapon.”

Brown’s first episode is slated to air after Sleepy returns from its winter hiatus in January. The drama airs Mondays at 9 p.m. ET on Fox.

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