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'American Horror Story': First 'Coven' clip with Jessica Lange, Kathy Bates, and Angela Bassett -- VIDEO

Fans of FX’s American Horror Story finally get their first peek at the cast in the teaser for the latest incarnation of the mini-series, this time subtitled Coven.

Set in New Orleans at a finishing school for young witches, the teaser gives viewers a look at stars Jessica Lange, Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett, Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, Taissa Farmiga, Gabourey Sidibe, Emma Roberts, and Jamie Brewer. Watch the clip below:
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Style to become Esquire Network

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The home of Giuliana & Bill and Jerseylicious is about to get a new image — as a destination for men.

NBCUniversal — which entered a partnership with Hearst — will turn Style into the Esquire Network on Sept. 23. The original plan was to transform NBCUni’s male-skewing G4 into Esquire but the conglomerate decided to upend the female-loving Style instead.

According to an internal memo obtained by THR, NBCU Chairman Bonnie Hammer explained that Style was “redundant” in the company’s profile. “One of the hallmarks of our success is brand clarity. Our goal has always been delivery of compelling content by means of distinct, complementary brands, each in its clearly defined lane. With Bravo, E! and Oxygen, we offer unique takes on popular culture for an ever-broadening audience, including the all-important female demo. In pursuit of that same demo, Style presents brand overlap within our portfolio. Esquire Network, on the other hand, offers an opportunity to introduce a lifestyle network that speaks to an upscale male audience underserved in the current marketplace.”

Style confections like Giuliana & Bill will probably move to E!, THR says, while others will continue on the Esquire schedule.

The hope is that the Esquire Network will appeal to mature and affluent men.

'American Horror Story': See the new snaky, sexy poster for 'Coven' -- PHOTO

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It’s not premiering for a month still, but American Horror Story: Coven has been slowly releasing video teasers to build buzz for its new season, set in New Orleans and focusing on witches. Now, FX has released the first poster for the series (see above) and it’s a doozy with a snake entering and exiting three different women’s mouths.

AHS: Coven debuts Oct. 9 at 10 p.m. on FX and stars Jessica Lange, Kathy Bates, Sarah Paulson, Taissa Farmiga, Angela Bassett, Evan Peters, Gabourey Sidibe, Frances Conroy, Lily Rabe, Emma Roberts, Denis O’Hare, and Patti Lupone.

Elisabeth Hasselbeck to debut as co-host of 'Fox & Friends' on ...

After bidding farewell to The View last month, Elisabeth Hasselbeck is set to debut as co-host on cable news morning show Fox & Friends on Monday, Sept. 16.

Hasselbeck will join current co-hosts Steve Doocy and Brian Kilmeade on a redesigned set, which will also be unveiled on the 16th. With Doocy and Kilmeade both having been with the show from its launch in 1998, Hasselbeck’s role will be to “interview key newsmakers, celebrities, and politicians,” according to a press release.

After CBS and Verizon reach a new deal, Les Moonves claims Time Warner turned down 'exactly the same deal'

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CBS and Verizon have officially reached a three-year content carriage agreement, which allows for “continued retransmission of CBS owned stations and wider distribution of CBS Sports Network on Verizon’s FIOS TV in multiple markets across the country,” according to a press release.

The deal ensures distribution of CBS-owned stations in multiple Verizon markets, such as New York, Los Angeles, and Dallas, areas that are also home to Time Warner Cable subscribers.

“We are very pleased to reach this agreement with Verizon and its FIOS service,” said Ray Hopkins, CBS Corporation president for Television Networks Distribution. “This deal was reached in a short period of time, and CBS has once again achieved fair value for our over-the-air rights. Verizon is a distribution partner of growing importance to us that provides excellent service to its expanding number of subscribers, and we are glad that this partnership will continue and grow.”

This deal with Verizon now puts the spotlight back on Time Warner Cable, particularly after CBS CEO Leslie Moonves sent a memo to his staff claiming that TWC was offered a very similar deal and has yet to move toward an agreement. “You should know that Time Warner Cable has been offered almost exactly the same deal for CBS carriage to which Verizon has agreed,” Moonves said in the memo.

Read Moonves’ entire memo to his staff below:
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Al Jazeera America dropped by AT&T U-verse -- UPDATED

UPDATE: Al Jazeera has filed a suit against AT&T after the company dropped the just-launched network earlier today.

Al Jazeera released the following statement:

“Al Jazeera America made a decision to seek judicial intervention in its dispute with AT&T. Unfortunately AT&T’s decision to unilaterally delete Al Jazeera America presented us with circumstances that were untenable — an affiliate that has willfully and knowingly breached its contractual obligations. Accordingly, we had no choice but to take this action and to enforce Al Jazeera America’s rights under its agreement with AT&T — and to compel AT&T to do the right thing.

Al Jazeera America’s strong hope is to resolve this matter quickly so that AT&T’s customers will have access to our unbiased, fact-based and in depth coverage of the news that is important to Americans.”

EARLIER: New channel Al Jazeera America officially launched this afternoon, but many cable viewers won’t be able to access it.

AT&T U-verse has dropped the channel, EW has confirmed. “We dropped the current TV channel, and will not carry Al Jazeera America, on U-verse due to contract disputes. We could not reach an agreement with the owner that we believed provided value for our customers and our business,” an AT&T spokesperson said in a statement.

Time Warner Cable dropped Current TV back in January, and is currently in negotiations to get Al Jazeera America, which they don’t currently offer. A rep for Time Warner Cable told EW, “We’re in discussions.”

Al Jazeera America is the first cable news channel to launch since Fox News back in 1996; it will take over Current TV’s airwaves. The Wrap points out that today Al Jazeera America is available in about 48 million homes, compared to about 100 million for its competitors.

'Homeland' scoop: The cast tease season 3's wild twists -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

Showtime’s Emmy award-winning hit Homeland doesn’t return  for season 3 until Sept. 29 — which may seem like forever for fans of the terrorism thriller. But here’s something to tide Homeland watchers over: EW has an exclusive preview of season 3 with stars Claire Danes, Damian Lewis, Mandy Patinkin, and Morena Baccarin talking about the series’ highly secretive plot. Watch below…
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Peter Capaldi: What you need to know about the new star of 'Doctor Who'

So, now we know: The BBC has just revealed that the new star of Doctor Who is Peter Capaldi. The 55-year-old Scottish actor is well known the U.K. In the U.S.? Not so much. Here are five things you need to know about the Twelfth Doctor.

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Pivot network touts debut, fights off Current TV comparisons

Will new cable network Pivot, home to Joseph Gordon Levitt‘s HitRECord on TV and a talk show with Meghan McCain, change the TV model or become the next Current-style casualty?

That was the question of the day at Pivot’s debut panel during the Television Critics Association press tour, which is going on this week in Los Angeles.

“Last I checked, I don’t think Current had a scripted comedy or a music variety show,” said network president Evan Shapiro, referring to Levitt’s program and a scripted comedy from Australian comedian Josh Thomas called Please Like Me. “It’s a completely different approach to television.” READ FULL STORY

Starz exec on 'Boss' movie, ordering more 'Black Sails,' and 'Magic City' renewal

Sorry Boss fans, that movie isn’t happening.

Starz president and CEO Chris Albrecht addressed the demise of the idea today during a quick Q&A at the Television Critics Association press tour, taking place through Aug. 7 in Los Angeles.  “We tried to make that happen but Farhad [Sarfina, the show's creator] didn’t see it in his head. So he wasn’t going to be able to come up with a way to do that and there was no way we were going to proceed without him.”

Meanwhile, there’s much happier news for Black Sails, which got a second season pick up before the first season even premieres. Albrecht explained the early vote of confidence, saying, “We love this show, so it was definitely the strength of what we saw, our realization that time is a real resource when it comes to making these shows, and I think the Comic-Con reaction certainly reenforced what we knew ourselves.”  The first season of the Michael Bay-produced series premieres in January.
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'Honey Boo Boo' introduces the ... cup-a-fart?

You have to see it to believe it.

In the new season of Here Comes Honey Boo Boo — returning Wednesday, July 17 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on TLC — Boo Boo suggests a new move for some professional wrestlers, and Sugar Bear (aka her daddy) helps to demonstrate it.

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TNT orders fourth season of 'Falling Skies'

TNT has picked up a fourth season of Falling Skies.

The Sunday drama that stars Noah Wyle is averaging 5.8 million viewers and ranks as basic cable’s No. 1 scripted series with adults 18-49 and adults 25-54 for the summer-to-date.

TNT will air the fourth 10-episode next summer. Falling Skies also stars Moon Bloodgood, Will Patton, Drew Roy, Connor Jessup, Maxim Knight, Seychelle Gabriel, Mpho Koaho, Colin Cunningham and Sarah Carter.

Emmy Watch: Sigourney Weaver on getting Presidential on 'Political Animals'

Between now and June 28, the deadline for Emmy voters to submit nomination ballots, EW.com will feature interviews with some of the actors and actresses whose names we hope to hear when nominations are announced on July 18.

Last summer, the brilliant Sigourney Weaver made her series TV debut on USA’s Political Animals as Elaine Barrish, the current Secretary of State. Barrish not only had to deal with DC politics but an ex-husband who was also the former President (Ciaran Hinds), two troubled sons (James Wolk and Sebastian Stan), a snooping reporter (Carla Gugino) and a boozy mother (Ellen Burstyn). Weaver gave an award-worthy performance as a woman trying to balance her own ambition with the needs of her family.

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: This was your first time doing a lead role on an hour-long drama. What was that like?
SIGOURNEY WEAVER: I thought it was really exciting. Very challenging. I loved the role. I loved the ensemble. I loved working with Greg Berlanti. I had never done this kind of thing before and it was very exciting material. Of course somedays one wished one had more time but I think everyone was so good and on the ball that we really tried to go in there and squeeze everything out of it. I have even more respect for people, for instance Breaking Bad. I read about their schedule because I think Bryan Cranston is in everything!
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