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'Toy Story' meets 'Jurassic Park' in poster for new TV special

Last fall, ABC aired a charming Halloween special starring the Toy Story franchise’s beloved playthings. Its ratings success has paved the way for another half-hour that’ll air on the network later this holiday season—and this one has more dinos than the first.

The second special, called Toy Story That Time Forgot, finds the heroes tangling with a gang of new action figures led by Reptillus Maximus (voiced by Grey’s Anatomy star Kevin McKidd). Much like Buzz Lightyear in the franchise’s first film, Reptillus and his crew don’t know that they’re just toys—which causes some major complications, especially among the gang’s prehistoric set (Kristen Schaal’s Trixie and Wallace Shawn’s Rex).

You can catch your first glimpse at the mighty Reptillus in the special Comic-Con poster above, which debuted on TVLine. If the image looks vaguely familiar, that’s because it was designed by Hellboy creator Mike Mignola.

McKidd and Schaal—not to mention copies of the poster—will be on hand for an hourlong Q&A about Toy Story That Time Forgot in San Diego Thursday, along with director Steve Purcell (who also helmed Brave), head of story Derek Thompson, producer Galyn Susman, and composer Michael Giacchino.

Though there’s no premiere date set yet, Toy Story That Time Forgot is expected to air in December.

'The Walking Dead': See Carol, Judith and Rick in exclusive new season 5 images

Last week we brought you an exclusive image from season 5 of The Walking Dead that likely sent shivers up the spines of Daryl Dixon fans, as the resident badass appeared gagged and bound. Now we have some more exclusive episodic images to tide you over.

In the first, we see Melissa McBride’s Carol holding an adorable baby Judith. Sooooo…good news, they’re still alive! When the season starts, that is. After that, who knows? But at least Carol is not telling Judith to “look at the flowers,” because we all know how that ends. Also, Judith does not appear to be a zombie. So that’s a positive…although she does appear to be rocking something of a devilock hairstyle. (Click on the Full Size magnifying glass tab to see a bigger high-res version of the photo.)

But wait, we’re not done. Now, let’s move onto page 2 for a look at what Rick Grimes is up to.

'Sons of Anarchy' creator says series ending not yet decided

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Sons of Anarchy is headed into its final season. Yet creator Kurt Sutter says the end of the road for FX’s biker hit has not yet been entirely mapped.

“Considering I’m a week-and-a-half behind writing episode 7, it could all change,” Sutter told reporters when asked about the series ending at the Television Critics Association’s press tour in Beverly Hills on Monday. “I’ve always had a sense of where I wanted it to go, and I come in each season with a blueprint with the big arcs and mile markers. And I’ve learned over seven seasons the looser I grip that idea the better the seasons are. And this season isn’t any different. I came in with how I wanted the season to end … but things change. It’s always been heading in the same direction, but the way I’m getting there continues to change.”

Also, Sutter warns not to expect the final season to feel markedly different: “I didn’t want it to feel like ‘the final season,’ or to have it feel different,” Sutter said. “I really want it to feel like another season from Sons, only that when we’re done there’s probably not a whole lot more story to tell.”

And will there be closure? “We don’t fade to black in a diner,” Sutter assured, referencing the infamous ending of HBO’s The Sopranos.

Other tidbits from the Sons of Anarchy panel and from chatting with Sutter afterward: READ FULL STORY

'Fargo' season 2 scoop: Next season set in 1979, more

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You know how in FX’s Fargo there were all those cryptic references to Lou Solverson’s (Keith Carradine) traumatic case in Sioux Falls back in 1979?

That case is the focus of Fargo season 2.

Writer-producer Noah Hawley spoke to reporters at the Television Critics Association’s press tour in Beverly Hills on Monday, hours after FX officially confirmed that the Emmy-lauded show will get a 10-episode second season.

Hawley said the next season is set in 1979 and will feature a 33-year-old version of Solverson, a state cop recently back from fighting in the Vietnam War. “He thought he left the war behind, but he came back and here it is, it’s domestic,” the writer-producer teased. “We will meet Molly’s mother, who was not a character in season 1 … and we’ll learn what happened to her. Ben Schmidt [the police lieutenant played by Peter Breitmayer in the first season] will factor in there somewhere. … There were a lot of clues left in the first season and we’ll do our best to hit those.” READ FULL STORY

Kacy Catanzaro would happily hit the 'American Ninja Warrior' obstacle course with Stephen Amell (Updated)

Kacy Catanzaro made history on July 14 by completing the American Ninja Warrior obstacle course and becoming the first woman in the show’s six seasons to land a spot in the finals. Since the groundbreaking victory, the former NCAA gymnast told EW Live about the outpouring of support she’s received from fans and celebrities alike, including a happy-tear-inducing congratulation video from her gymnastics hero, 2008 Olympic All-Around gold medalist Nastia Liukin.

One A-lister from whom Catanzaro would like to hear: Arrow star Stephen Amell, a self-proclaimed Ninja Warrior superfan, who has hit the gym with Catanzaro’s boyfriend and trainer Brent Steffensen (himself a four-time ANW competitor). Watching a video of Amell’s Ninja-esque “Superhero Workout,” Catanzaro noted that “his form is just tip-top. Maybe he could teach me some things. I wouldn’t hate that.”

Catanzaro also talked about a potential career as a stuntwoman, what she was feeling when Steffensen scaled the Spider Climb to celebrate with her at the Dallas qualifier, and the chances of a quickie wedding after (or maybe even at?) the finals in Las Vegas. READ FULL STORY

'American Horror Story: Freak Show' to be less campy than 'Coven,' FX chief says

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Will American Horror Story: Freak Show be ultra-dark like the second edition of the hit anthology series, Asylum? Or will it be lighter and more campy like the third go-round, Coven?

FX CEO John Landgraf was asked about the tone of this fall’s Freak Show at the Television Critics Association’s press tour in Beverly Hills on Monday, and he said the scripts fall “in between” the last two editions. “Some years it’s going to be big and bright and brash and campy the way Coven is. Other years it’s going to be dark and brooding—like Asylum was. I guess I would put Freak Show half-way in between the two. It’s not quite as brooding and formal and Hitchockian as Asylum, it’s got a little bit more humor and a little bit more camp, but its got a brooding period feel to it also,” he said. READ FULL STORY

'True Blood' star Nelsan Ellis talks Lafayette's new romance

Spoiler alert: If you haven’t watched this week’s episode of True Blood, “Lost Cause,” stop reading now (or, at least read our full recap first). We spoke with Nelsan Ellis, who plays fan favorite Lafayette, about his second favorite scene of the series—when Lafayette asks Jessica (Deborah Ann Woll) if she really knows James (Nathan Parsons), and why it’s so unimaginable that he would want a piece of happiness, too. (His favorite Lafayette moment, for the record, remains the AIDs burger scene from season 1.)  READ FULL STORY

Every 'The Simpsons' episode is going online

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Soon you’re going to be able to watch every episode of The Simpsons anywhere you want. Cable network FXX, which last year struck a deal to obtain the exclusive cable network rights to the longest-running primetime animated series, is putting The Simpsons archive online, all fully searchable.

FXX is launching “Simpsons World,” a new way of getting on-demand Simpsons content. For the first time, viewers can access every episode of the series via their computer or other networked devices. “Authenticated” FX subscribers will have instant access on iPhone, iPad, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Android phones and tablets, Smart TVs, and additional set-tops devices. Viewers will also be able to search for specific quotes, curate their own own personalized playlists, and share their favorite show clips and quotes (non-subscribers will be able to watch the clips, just not full episodes). READ FULL STORY

Bernadette Peters books guest star role on Bravo's 'Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce'

Broadway icon Bernadette Peters will guest star in the first season of Bravo’s upcoming original scripted series Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce, premiering Tuesday December 2. Peters will play Annie—the mother of divorced entertainment lawyer Lyla (Garofalo)—who comes to town to help her kids.

Girlfriends’ Guide follows self-help author Abby (Lisa Edelstein) as she goes through a very messy public divorce with her seemingly perfect husband Jake (Paul Adelstein). To bounce back, Abby turns to her divorced friends Lyla and former model turned entrepreneur Phoebe (Beau Garrett) for advice, as well as Delia (Necar Zadegan), Abby’s divorce lawyer—who happens to be a rival attorney at Lyla’s firm. READ FULL STORY

New 'Walking Dead' season 5 art features cast in handcuffs

AMC has released new The Walking Dead art for season five (which premieres in October) just in time for the show’s Comic-Con panel this Friday afternoon in San Diego. In it, we see Rick, Carl, Michonne, Daryl, Glenn, Maggie, and Abraham ready to do battle. Just a few problems: First off, they are still in that damn train car. And secondly, they all appear to be handcuffed, which severely limits their collective ass-kicking capabilities. (To see the full image, just click on the magnifying glass icon on the picture above.) READ FULL STORY

FX renews 'Fargo,' 'Louie'

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FX is renewing two critically acclaimed shows: The heavily Emmy-nominated freshman drama Fargo will return for a second season and Louis CK’s acerbic comedy Louie will be back for a fifth season.

For the anthology series Fargo, the story will feature an all-new cast, a different time period setting and have a new “true crime” story that will unfold across 10 episodes. Writer-producer Noah Hawley will once again showrun the series. “We could not be more proud of Fargo,” said John Landgraf, CEO of FX Networks. “Noah’s audacious, bordering on hubristic riff on my favorite Coen brothers film earned 18 Emmy nominations—the most for a single program in our history. Fargo was nothing short of breathtaking and we look forward to the next installment.” There’s no premiere date yet, but Landgraf says it won’t be ready until fall 2015—at the earliest.

The second season won’t necessarily have a major film star like Billy Bob Thornton, the executive noted, and suggested Hawley’s writing in Fargo was superior to HBO’s oft-compared True Detective. “I think True Detective is going to have to prove it’s not just a vehicle for movie stars [next season],” Landgraf said. “[True Detective creator Nic Pizzolatto] is going to have to write something truly great every single year. I think Noah has already proven he can write something really great … I think we needed Billy Bob [to launch the show] but we don’t need somebody next year. Frankly, I think we can do it with unknowns—[newcomer] Allison Tolman brought as much to Fargo as Billy Bob.” READ FULL STORY

'The Walking Dead': Norman Reedus thought Daryl Dixon was about to be killed off last season

Last week we brought you an exclusive photo from season 5 of The Walking Dead that showed Daryl Dixon gagged and bound. No doubt that sent shivers down the spines among fans of Dixon and the man who plays him, Norman Reedus. Of course, as a fan favorite, Daryl would seem to be the last person the show would ever dream of killing off. However, Reedus did actually think his number was being called near the end of season 4 when Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman…well, called his number. READ FULL STORY

'Boardwalk Empire' won't go quietly in its final season

HBO has taken a page out of Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner’s playbook, releasing another promo for Boardwalk Empire‘s final season that manages to make every brief clip feel super important while at the same time revealing almost nothing about the season’s plot. READ FULL STORY

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