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'Arrested Development' creator: A new, chronological version of season 4 is on its way

Whether you loved or hated it, Arrested Development‘s fourth season was a departure for the show, telling its story out of sequence as each episode focused on a single character’s perspective. Sometimes it worked (i.e., Maeby’s episode) and sometimes it didn’t (some of George Sr. or Lindsay’s episodes), but it appears fans will now have a chance to watch the show in a brand-new way.

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WEtv cancels its first scripted show

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Launching a scripted show is tougher than it looks: WEtv has canceled its first drama series, The Divide, after one season. The legal drama ran for eight episodes and starred Marin Ireland and Damon Gupton.

The network said in a statement: “We are extremely proud of The Divide and grateful to its brilliant creators, Richard LaGravenese and Tony Goldwyn, and an amazing cast and crew, for bringing this story to life as WEtv’s first scripted series.”

More and more cable networks are getting into scripted programming. Bravo, E!, WGN, Pivot, and even Animal Planet have all either recently launched, or are readying to launch, their first scripted shows.

Lucy Liu and 'Elementary' creator Rob Doherty name three characters to watch in season 3

When we last saw Sherlock Holmes (Jonny Lee Miller) and Joan Watson (Lucy Liu) in Elementary‘s season 2 finale, they were heading their separate ways: Holmes to London to work for MI6, Watson toward a new life in New York without the partner she described as having a pull “like gravity” on her.

Creator/executive producer Rob Doherty promises a reunion on tonight’s season premiere, which takes place eight months after Holmes’ departure. Fans of the prickly detective won’t be shocked to learn that  “things did not exactly work out with MI6. Holmes [feels] a certain compulsion to come back to New York. The biggest surprise he has in store is that he has found himself a new protégé and partner.”

But Holmes isn’t the only half of the crime-solving duo with a surprise up his sleeve—Watson has continued sleuthing by day and started spending nights with a new man. Liu and Doherty gave EW a preview of three new faces to watch this season, as well as an update on how Holmes and Watson will move forward. READ FULL STORY

Tom Hiddleston's 'The Night Manager' headed to AMC

AMC is getting a dose of one of Tumblr’s favorite Brits: The network has reportedly picked up The Night Manager, a miniseries starring Tom Hiddleston and Hugh Laurie.  READ FULL STORY

'Portlandia' season 5 sneak peek presents the perfect goth funeral

Making arrangements for your own funeral can be a macabre experience, but for two darker characters on Portlandia, it’s more exciting than their birthdays.

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Dale from 'Survivor' on the 'vultures' that ate all the rice and voted him out

It was bad enough that Missy, John, and Keith ate all the rice at their previous tribe. But then they came over to Coyopa and started also helping themselves to that supply, well, Dale Wentworth was none too happy about that, so what did they do? They voted both him and his daughter out of the game!

Dale called into Entertainment Weekly Radio (SiriusXM, channel 105) to discuss where it all went wrong, whether he thought his fake idol play would work, and how he feels about daughter Kelley last week saying she wishes she hadn’t played alongside him. Not only that, but Dale has some strong feelings about Jeff Probst bailing out Hunahpu last night with a trade for more rice. Find out why he thinks even his former Coyopa tribemates should have had to deal with the consequences of the over-consumption. You can now listen to the whole thing right here on the InsideTV Podcast by clicking on the audio player below. (The ‘Survivor’ interview with Dale begins 19 minutes in.) READ FULL STORY

Don't show this 'Party Down South 2' trailer to your parents

Last week, EW told you that Party Down South was about to go through a form of reality show mitosis, in that the CMT series that chronicles the exploits of a bunch of loud-n-proud-n-drunk twentysomething Southerners would launch a second edition next month. (The original cast, by the way, resurfaces for a third season of Party Down South in February.) READ FULL STORY

'Vampire Diaries' star Chris Wood: Kai is the show's Ted Bundy

When season six of The Vampire Diaries began, it seemed bad enough for Bonnie and Damon to be stuck in some sort of alternate world far away from those they love. But as they soon discovered, things could get worse: They could be stuck in an alternate world far away from those they love, with a murderous psychopath.

By now, fans know that Bonnie and Damon are trapped with Kai, a former member of the Gemini coven who specializes in stealing magic from others and more generally, killing his siblings. But considering he’s the only one with any idea of how to escape their Groundhog Day-type situation, ditching him isn’t really an option.

We caught up with Chris Wood, who plays Kai, to talk about what comes next and why Kai is the most unpredictable character the show’s ever seen:

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'Sons of Anarchy' cast to appear on 'Conan'

Before Sons of Anarchy ends its seven-season run on Dec. 9, its creator and stars will make a pit stop on late-night TV. READ FULL STORY

Hulu orders Jason Reitman series 'Casual'

Hot on the heels of Men, Women and Children, Jason Reitman’s taking on the dysfunctional family dynamic again as Hulu announced that it will be going straight to series on 10 episodes of Reitman’s half-hour, single-camera comedy, Casual.  READ FULL STORY

'Game of Thrones' cast signs on for 7th season, for a reportedly 'huge' raise

HBO’s Game of Thrones cast is sticking around for awhile. The network has signed the bulk of the current main cast through a presumed seventh season.

The premium network has locked down the acclaimed fantasy hit’s cast for another two years, sources say. But according to THR, which first broke the story, the seventh (and presumed final) season came at a high cost. In exchange for agreeing to a seventh season option, the cast received “huge raises” for the currently shooting fifth season, along with the sixth and seventh. The raises “will make the cast members among the highest paid on cable TV.” HBO had no comment on the report. READ FULL STORY

'Project Runway All Stars' host Alyssa Milano talks season 4

Alyssa Milano admits she was nervous when hosting Project Runway All Stars for the first time last season—but all that’s behind her now. In season 4, which premieres Thursday, Oct. 30, she settles comfortably into her hosting and judging role—she even “gets into it” with fellow judge Isaac Mizrahi over a critique—even though she was eight months pregnant while filming the show. Here, Milano tells EW what it was like to tape the series (in heels no less), who her favorite guest judge was, and what to expect from this season… the best to date, according to Milano. READ FULL STORY

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