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Sam Champion leaving ABC News for The Weather Channel

Sam Champion will be leaving ABC news for the Weather Channel, according to an announcement by ABC today.

“Our friend and colleague Sam Champion is leaving ABC News for a new opportunity at the Weather Channel.  He will become the on-air face of the network, appearing as a host and serving as managing editor. Sam calls it a once in a lifetime opportunity,” wrote Ben Sherwood, ABC News President, in a press release. READ FULL STORY

Katie Couric leaving ABC News for Yahoo: report

Katie Couric’s next move appears to be online.

An ABC News executive who requested anonymity because talks aren’t complete said the veteran news anchor has an opportunity at Yahoo that is too good to pass up.

Couric has been working at ABC News, but published reports have said that Yahoo is seeking her to host an interview show to be aired on the company’s website.

A spokesman for Couric declined comment.

Couric is in her second season on an ABC daytime talk show, which is not expected to be renewed.

ABC announces three 'Bachelor' specials to kick off in 'Juan-uary' -- EXCLUSIVE

We are just a little over a month away from 2014, and more importantly, Juan-uary, when sexy soccer player Juan Pablo Galavis starts his (hopefully shirtless) journey to find love. Juan Pablo’s season of The Bachelor will premiere on Monday, Jan. 6 at 8 p.m. on ABC. But just in case you can’t wait that long to get your J.P. fix — which we completely understand — ABC has told us exclusively that they have a few other treats planned for their trusty viewers. It looks like Juan-uary comes complete with three hour-long Bachelor specials. READ FULL STORY

Sara Ramirez previews Callie-centric 'Grey's Anatomy': 'She reaches the kind of breaking point we don't expect'

Grey’s Anatomy‘s resident orthopedic attending, Callie Torres, is no stranger to tragedy. Since first appearing on the show, she’s been married (twice), and cheated on (twice), not to mention that her ex-husband was then killed, and there was also that time she and her unborn daughter almost died in a car accident. And let’s not even get into the shooting or the plane crash aftermath. Rather, let’s skip ahead to the silver lining of all of her tragedies: They’ve made for some really entertaining television. It sounds horrible to say, but we aren’t the only ones who think so. “Somebody actually stopped me on the street the other day – no it was on set, she was visiting set – and said, ‘I have so enjoyed watching your tragedies through the years.’ It was like the strangest compliment I’ve ever gotten,” Ramirez said.

So what tragedy is Callie in for tonight? Surprisingly, her life won’t be the thing on the line. Her career, on the other hand, is the target of a malpractice suit. Yep, Grey’s is headed into the courtroom. “A lot of [this episode] is in the courtroom,” Ramirez said. “And we had an incredible director, Jeannot Szwarc, who has a lot of experience filming shows like The Practice, so he really got what that needs to look like, setting that kind of tone. It’s very different.”
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ABC investigating accusations that employee ran well-known 'Scandal' fan Twitter account

ABC is investigating accusations that a network employee is the person behind a popular, sometimes-polarizing Scandal fan Twitter account and blog.

“We are currently investigating the matter and will take swift and appropriate action when the investigation is complete.  ABC neither accepts nor condones this type of behavior,” the network said in a statement.
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Seacrest in! Extends deal to host 'Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve'

Ryan Seacrest has signed a multi-year deal to continue to host and executive produce Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve.

The wunderkind of all things hosting has been involved with the New Year’s program since 2005 and became the sole host for the first time last year, after Dick Clark’s passing in April 2012. The 2013 broadcast was the most-watched New Year’s special ever, bringing in 22.6 million viewers.

Dick Clark Production announced the multi-year deal today, though they did not elaborate on exactly how many years that would span. The show’s lengthy (and apostrophe-filled) title seems likely to stay the same as a tribute to its original host. The show will continue to be broadcast on Dec. 31 on ABC.

In the announcement of his extended deal, Seacrest said, “I think I will forever be both sentimental and grateful about my experiences with Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve.” Of his fellow executive producer, Allen Shapiro, and the Dick Clark Productions team, he said, “I’m humbled by their continued faith, and excited to work together to create new traditions and fun moments on the show that only live television can deliver.”

'Once Upon a Time in Wonderland': Alice and the Knave of Hearts preview the premiere

The Wonderland of ABC’s new Once Upon a Time spinoff is a perilous place filled with fire-breathing dragonflies, gooey “mallow marsh” swamps, bloodthirsty CGI beasts, and at least one murderous, well-coiffed queen. (It wouldn’t be a Once spinoff without one of those.)

Luckily, the show’s grown-up Alice  doesn’t have to navigate these treacherous environs alone. When she returns to the fantasy land in tonight’s series premiere, she’s joined by a trusty sidekick: The Knave of Hearts, a witty rogue with a mysterious past. Together, they’ll fight the wicked forces of the Red Queen and Jafar — yes, that Jafar — as they search for Cyrus, a genie from Agrabah who happens to be Alice’s one true love.

Alice and the Knave — a.k.a. Will — make a great team. So do English-Australian actress Sophie Lowe and English actor Michael Socha, who respectively bring both characters to life. Seriously, just look at these two in action:

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David Blaine returns to television with celebrity-filled ABC special -- EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS

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Are David Blaine’s magic tricks real? Can they be done anywhere? Those are the questions Blaine is addressing in his upcoming 90-minute special, David Blaine: Real or Magic, which EW has learned exclusively will premiere Tuesday, Nov. 19 at 9:30 p.m. on ABC.

After working mainly on stunts since 1999, Blaine recently decided it was once again time to stretch his magic-trick muscles on camera. The twist? He wanted to go into the homes of some of the world’s most famous people to get real reactions. From Kanye West to Katy Perry, Robert De Niro, Will Smith, Harrison Ford, George W. Bush, Olivia Wilde, Jamie Foxx, Aaron Paul, Bryan Cranston, and more, Blaine spent the past year making some of the most well-known people in the world question what’s real in the comfort of their own living rooms, kitchens, pools, and more.

“For this special, I wanted to focus only on the magic and the people, so for the first time in over a decade, I concentrated just on doing simple things that could be done anywhere to capture the reactions that I fell in love with,” Blaine tells EW.

And although Blaine knows a magic trick or two (or a thousand), his greatest feat might have been getting people like Stephen Hawking and Woody Allen to open their doors to him. “It was amazing to have the chance to perform magic for my heroes, people I respect and admire. I definitely owe a lot of favors for the rest of my life,” Blaine says.
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First Look: 'Super Fun Night' does Halloween -- EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS

It’s about to be a super fun Halloween.

Check out an exclusive first look at Super Fun Night‘s Halloween episode, in which Kimmie decides the office costume party is the perfect place to tell Richard how she feels. But how does she express her feelings? By dressing in a sexy costume, obviously. And in theory, it’s a good idea … until Kendall shows up with the same plan.

Elsewhere, the girls also get invited to a Halloween party at their apartment building. The more parties, the better, right?

Check out our exclusive photos below:
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'Scandal': The Gladiators dish on premiere, what's to come in season 3

Have you picked your jaws up off the floor yet, Gladiators? If so, well done. Indeed, it was probably a fairly Herculean task considering all the mind-blowing revelations in Scandal‘s twisty season 3 premiere. Though several one-on-one scenes took Liv away from her trusted Gladiators for much of the opener, you can be sure this thick-as-thieves crew will be facing the onslaught together in weeks to come. EW talked with three of Liv’s fixers — Katie Lowes, Guillermo Díaz, and Darby Stanchfield — about their reactions to the premiere (yes, even they were surprised by some things!) and what’s to come for Pope & Associates this year. (SPOILER ALERT! If you haven’t seen the premiere, do not click through.)
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'Grey's Anatomy' sneak peek: Another doctor's life is at risk -- VIDEO

The Grey’s Anatomy season 9 finale left us with many questions, the main one being: Will Richard survive? Since then, season 10 promos have made it clear that “the storm isn’t over yet,” and now we’ve got a first look at what that ominous sentence could mean, particularly for one intern.

In a new clip from season 10, we see Bailey send Shane to go find Richard. But when Shane sees the opportunity to get back on Shepherd’s good side, he takes it, which leaves Brooks to discover the former chief lying next to the generator, still unconscious after being electrocuted. And to make bad news worse, Brooks reacts to seeing Richard a little too quickly, a mistake that could cost her her life.

Watch the sneak peek below:
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'Castle' first-look photo: Cloudy with a chance of crime -- EXCLUSIVE

Castle‘s upcoming sixth season is sure to be full of surprises, from new guest stars Warren Christie and Joshua Gomez to a potential time-travel episode. And now EW has an exclusive first look at a group photo, which puts the cast on New York’s iconic Brooklyn Bridge. What they’re doing there, we have no idea.

Luckily, we won’t have to wait long before getting some answers. Castle season 6 premieres Monday, Sept. 23, at 10 p.m. on ABC.

'Super Fun Night' music video: Don't stop Rebel Wilson now -- EXCLUSIVE

The title of Rebel Wilson’s new ABC comedy, Super Fun Night, really says it all. The Pitch Perfect and Bridesmaids breakout star is clearly having a super fun time — actually, scratch that — she’s “having a good time” in a new music video with her SFN co-stars to the tune of the Queen classic “Don’t Stop Me Now.”

Wilson, who plays Kimmie in the new show, is as hilarious and musical as ever in the exclusive clip, flanked by her character’s besties, Marika (Lauren Ash) and Helen-Alice (Liza Lapira). Watch the video below to get in on all the Fun:
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