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Charles Halford discusses how Chas' past will play out on 'Constantine'

If you work with John Constantine, there’s a good chance you might not make it out of a job alive.

That’s a refrain John (Matt Ryan) has proven to be true for several weeks on NBC’s Constantine, but death doesn’t always have to mean the end of a friendship for John. His oldest pal, Chas Chandler (Charles Halford), has the uncanny ability to revive himself after a dance with death.

Chas has to take advantage of his gifts on tonight’s episode, “Danse Vaudou.” In anticipation of this larger showcase for the character, Charles Halford spoke with EW about what it’s like to play a guy who can come back from the dead, his history with the comic book source material, and teased about what fans can expect to learn about Chas as the season continues.

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'How to Get Away with Murder': The victim speaks

Warning: This story contains major spoilers from Thursday’s episode of How to Get Away with Murder. Read at your own risk!

From How to Get Away with Murder’s debut, Tom Verica has been a dead man walking.

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Natalie Dormer advocates for more male nudity on 'Game of Thrones'

English actress Natalie Dormer is best known for playing beguiling femme fatales as astute as they are alluring—currently as Margaery Tyrell on Game of Thrones, formerly as Irene Adler on Elementary and Anne Boleyn on The Tudors, as well as “The Blonde” who seduces Brad Pitt in The Counselor. “I love those women that I play that have sexual power,” Dormer told The Daily Beast in an interview published today. “But I’m trying to step away from it for me, and for my artistic growth. It’s also more who I am. I’m not that woman.”

And step away from it she did: For her latest role as The Hunger Games: Mockingjay–Part 1, out in theaters Friday, Dormer shifted gears to play Cressida, a filmmaker creating anti-Capitol, pro-Katniss propaganda for the rebel faction—a character baring more resemblance to Skrillex than a sexpot. She chatted with The Daily Beast about playing Cressida, as well as the status of feminism in Hollywood, and, most crucially, the troubling inequity between male and female nudity on Game of Thrones.

“During the first season Alfie [Allen, who plays Theon Greyjoy] Richard [Madden, who plays Robb Stark], and several of the men got naked—although not all the way,” Dormer recalled when asked about the nudity ratios on the HBO series. “I suppose it’s just the rules of broadcast television, isn’t it? I think Thrones has been better than your average show with the equality, but they could definitely ramp it up! Absolutely.” READ FULL STORY

FX sets premiere dates for 'Justified' and more

Justified fans awaiting that final showdown between Raylan (Timothy Olyphant) and Boyd (Walton Goggins) finally have a date to mark on their calendars: FX has announced the show’s sixth and final season will premiere Tuesday, Jan. 20 at 10 p.m. ET.

Speaking to EW earlier this month, Goggins sounded as excited as viewers: “It’s interesting when Raylan chooses to insert himself into Boyd’s life, and it’s electric. I have always waited for this. I’ve wanted this experience with Tim since we did the pilot. Six years ago, I was looking forward to these interactions between these two men, and they are complicated and they just turn me on, man,” he said. “Graham [Yost] and all the writers, the crew, everybody understands that we have something to protect here—and we’re doing it for Elmore [Leonard] and for his legacy as much as we’re doing it for ourselves. So nothing has been taken for granted. Every scene that Boyd has had with Ava [Joelle Carter] has blown me away because so much is happening from word to word, from sentence to sentence. So much is changing all the time. Everything is loaded. It’s just a pleasure to be a part of. It leaves you exhausted mentally at the end of the day. A lot’s happenin’ in Harlan County,” he continued, laughing. “I mean there’s so many pieces movin’, I forget which game we’re playing sometimes.”

FX also announced the return of The Americans. Season three debuts on Wednesday, Jan. 28 at 10 p.m. ET. Archer, meanwhile, is back for its sixth season on Thursday, Jan. 8 at 10 p.m. ET.

Over on FXX, the tenth season of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia will begin Wednesday, Jan. 14 at 10 p.m. ET, followed by the premiere of the new comedy Man Seeking Woman at 10:30 p.m. ET. That stars Jay Baruchel as a twentysomething on a quest for love. READ FULL STORY

Tyler James Williams previews the next 'Walking Dead': 'We're going back to get the squad'

So I guess we now know who that was in the woods with Daryl outside of the church. Abraham, right? NO! Morgan? NO! The horse that got devoured back in The Walking Dead pilot and has now come back as Indestructible Zombie Horse? ………Actually, that would be pretty damn cool. But NO! Nope, now we can connect the dots and see that it is former Grady Memorial Hospital resident Noah who will make the trek back with Mr. Dixon to the church. And what do they plan to do when they get there? “We’re going back to get the squad,” says Tyler James Williams, who plays Noah, of Sunday’s upcoming episode. “Daryl has that last line, ‘We have people, too.’ So [we need to] go back not just to get Beth, but to get Carol. So we’re going to rally the troops and make an attempt. That’s as far as I can tell you.”

It sounds like battle lines are about to be drawn, ladies and gentlemen, and while Williams could not reveal more about it, he had plenty to say about several other Walking Dead topics when he visited Entertainment Weekly Radio (SiriusXM, channel 105) earlier this week. Here’s what Williams said about a few other choice subjects: READ FULL STORY

'How to Get Away with Murder': The killer speaks

Warning: This story contains major spoilers from Thursday’s episode of How to Get Away with Murder. Read at your own risk!

How to Get Away with Murder‘s killer is not a bad guy—according to the actor who portrays him.

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Shonda Rhimes dramas deliver ratings record

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ABC’s fall finales for Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal, and newcomer How to Get Away with Murder ended on a high note.

All three dramas from showrunner Shonda Rhimes delivered strong ratings Thursday night, with Grey’s at 8.3 million viewers and a 2.4 adults 18-49 rating, Scandal at 10 million and a 3.1 rating and HTGAWM with 9.8 million and a 3.1 rating. HTGAWM in particular rose 7 percent from last week.

ABC points out the network won all four Thursdays in the adult demo during the November “sweeps” period—which hasn’t happened for the ABC in at least 23 years. The block was also up 20 percent over last year. For more, read Natalie Abrams’ interviews with Rhimes and the cast of Thursday night’s episodes of Scandal and HTGAWM. READ FULL STORY

'Under the Dome' actor to star in Syfy thriller

Syfy’s Childhood’s End has found its lead: EW can exclusively report the miniseries has cast Mike Vogel (Under the Dome, Bates Motel) as Ricky Stormgren, a midwestern farmer whose life is turned upside down when he is chosen to be the sole representative on Earth for an alien species apparently seeking to aide humanity. “Ricky struggles with his new-found fame as a blue collar prophet, facing the weight of the entire world looking to him for answers.”

Vogel joins Emmy nominee Charles Dance (Game of Thrones), who will portray the alien Overlord Karellen, along with Ashley Zukerman (Manhattan) and Osy Ikhile (Clap!).

Childhood’s End is a six-hour miniseries adapted from Arthur C. Clarke’s 1953 novel and is produced by Akiva Goldsman (Lone Survivor) and Mike DeLuca (Captain Philips), with writer Matthew Graham (BBC’s Life on Mars). The show will premiere next year and is one of several productions embracing traditional science fiction that are in the works at Syfy.

Comedian Cheech Marin to guest star on CW's 'Jane The Virgin'

CW’s Jane The Virgin is getting a dose of serious comedy cred: EW has learned exclusively that legendary comic Cheech Marin will guest star as abuelita Alba’s love interest. READ FULL STORY

First Look: HBO's 'Looking' goes into the woods for season 2

Looking, HBO’s dramedy about three gay pals (Jonathan Groff, Frankie J. Alvarez, and Murray Bartlett) living in San Francisco, returns for its second season on Jan. 11. The boys, in search of some peace, are hitting the great outdoors. READ FULL STORY

What's on the menu at Bob's Burgers this Thanksgiving?

Thanksgiving is upon us, and we know what you’ve all been wondering: What dish, rife with puns, will Bob’s Burgers serve up this holiday?

Look no further. EW exclusively obtained the menu, which reads: “We’re normally closed on Thanksgiving but if we were open here’s what we’d serve: The Melts In Your Ply-Mouth Burger—a turkey burger with cranberry sauce served with pumpkin pie fries and extra wine (And then a little bit more wine, in the kitchen—to get you through the day).” Now (sing as Linda Belcher), pass the cranberry sauce.

While we’re on the subject of Bob’s Burgers and Thanksgiving (bear with me, this transition will make sense), let’s just take a moment to remember The National singing “Sailors in Your Mouth.”

Bob’s Burgers‘ Thanksgiving episode airs Sunday at 9:30/8:30c on Fox.

 

'How to Get Away with Murder' boss talks killer twist

Warning: This story contains major spoilers from the midseason finale of How to Get Away with Murder, including the identity of the killer. Read at your own risk!

How to Get Away with Murder finally revealed Sam Keating’s killer tonight—but the ABC freshman drama also left viewers with a head-scratching, yet shocking revelation before going off the air until 2015.

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'Scandal' postmortem: What's next after the shocking disappearance?

Warning: This story contains major spoilers from Thursday’s midseason finale of Scandal.

During Scandal’s midseason finale, Olivia seemingly left D.C. once again—but this time, it wasn’t by choice.

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