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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.

Thank your lucky stars you don’t have smell-o-vision on your boob tube. READ FULL STORY

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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'Catfish' return catches more viewers

The season two return of the MTV docu-series Catfish: The TV Show averaged a 2.2 rating among persons 12-34 — making it the No. 1 cable show of the day in the young demo, according to Nielsen.

The episode also posted record ratings in teens (2.1) and female teens (3.2). Overall, it averaged 2.5 million viewers.

The docuseries was a hit on Twitter as well, where it generated 800,000 mentions over the the course of the day.

The July 2 episode will tell the story of an Iraq veteran captivated by “a sensitive mystery man.”

‘Catfish’: Nev Schulman says season 2 features ‘success stories’
‘Catfish’ season 2 trailer: ‘Hi Nev, I need help in meeting my fiance’ — VIDEO

Emmy Watch: James Wolk on being a Washington power player in '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.

USA’s limited series Political Animals only had a six-episode run last summer, but it left quite an impact thanks to stellar writing and acting, including co-star James Wolk. The actor, most recently seen this season on Mad Men as Bob Benson, played Douglas Hammond, the chief of staff to his mother, Elaine Barrish, who decided to run for president. While Douglas seemed like the perfect son, he actually was attempting to sabotage his own mother’s campaign by feeding secret information to local journalist Susan Berg (Carla Gugino). EW talked to Wolk about playing opposite Weaver and his inspiration for this son of a political dynasty.
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'Teen Wolf' to return to Comic-Con, plus MTV to throw first-ever 'MTV2 Party in the Park' -- EXCLUSIVE

This year’s Comic-Con just got a ton more bite: EW can exclusively reveal that MTV’s hit series Teen Wolf will return to San Diego’s Comic Con for its fourth time this year with a panel on July 18 featuring stars Tyler Posey, Dylan O’Brien, Tyler Hoechlin and executive producer Jeff Davis.

The network is also planning a it’s very first “MTV2 Party in the Park” also on July 18 and open to all Comic-Con attendees. MTV’s Josh Horowitz and Steven Smith will be hosting continuous streaming coverage for “MTV Geekend” at Comic-Con.MTV.com and on Sunday, July 21 the network will premiere the special Guy Code Honors which will feature the cast of the MTV2 series along with performances and special guests, filmed at “Party in the Park.”

Here’s MTV’s entire line-up for this year’s Comic-Con:

Teen Wolf Comic-Con Panel (Thursday, July 18): Teen Wolf cast members Tyler Posey, Dylan O’Brien, Tyler Hoechlin, Crystal Reed, Holland Roden, Daniel Sharman, Max Carver, Charlie Carver and Executive Producer Jeff Davis are taking Comic-Con by storm again, and giving fans an exclusive first-look at an all-new trailer, along with the latest scoop from season three during the Q&A session. Jarett Wieselman, Editorial Director of ET Online, will moderate the panel.  The panel location and exact time will be announced at a later date. “Teen Wolf” airs Monday nights at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on MTV.

MTV2 Party in the Park (Thursday, July 18, 7:00 p.m. PT): The first-ever “MTV2 Party in the Park” will celebrate the fans at Comic-Con, with access to live musical performances, and free food and drinks.  Performers are still TBA.

MTV Presents: Creator Pitch LIVE! (Friday, July 19):  MTV Comics Executive Editor Tom Akel hosts the 2nd annual “MTV Presents: Creator Pitch LIVE!,” a live pitch competition between three of the top creators in the business. Last year’s winner David Petersen (Mouse Guard) will be back to defend his crown against two new challengers. Creators are presented with a topic just a few weeks out from the convention and then develop original pitches that the fans vote on to determine the winner.

MTV Comics Premieres Graphic Novel The Gloom: From acclaimed writer Tony Lee (Doctor WhoStarship Troopers), and artist Dan Boultwood via Arcana Studios, comes the graphic novel The Gloom. In 1940s Manhattan, vigilante The Gloom is America’s last line of defense against the Nazis, classic pulp heroism, and common sense.  Tony Lee will be signing copies of The Gloom at Arcana’s booth #2415.

Read more:
‘Nikita,’ ‘Big Bang Theory’ and 15 more shows going to Comic-Con
‘True Blood,’ ‘Teen Wolf,’ ‘Castle,’ ‘Graceland’: Find out what’s next in the Spoiler Room
‘Teen Wolf’ sneak peek: More will die — EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

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Check out the hot, young cast of ABC Family's new summery reality series 'The Vineyard' -- EXCLUSIVE

Haven’t had time for the beach yet this summer? No worries: Consider getting away with the sun-kissed cast of ABC Family’s upcoming reality show The Vineyard. EW has the exclusive reveal of the Vineyard cast, including a group photo (above) and a show promo (below).

At first glance of this cast, one question comes to mind: Are we possibly staring at the next Hills-like phenomenon? The new reality series — which appears to possibly be a cross between Laguna Beach and The Real World — follows a mix of locals and so-called “wash-ashores” (translation: pretty people who are only in town only for a few months), as they summer in the ever-posh Massachusetts outpost Martha’s Vineyard.

The 11-person cast is (from left to right, in the above photo): Lou D’Agostino, Ben Rossi, Sophi Alvarez, Cat Todd, Jackie Lyons, Katie Tardif, Jonathan Franco, Emily Burns, Taelyr Robinson, Gabby LaPointe, and Daniel Lipshutz. That mix includes a premed student, who describes himself as “a player” (naturally); a Latin pop princess; a guy who wants to turn his passion for throwing parties into a career; and a wannabe writer prone to falling for the wrong guys. And that’s just to give you a brief look at a handful of the folks on this beachy teen indulgence.

Bask in the beauty of the cast above and catch a snippet of their coming shenanigans in this exclusive promo:

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'Project Runway 12': A mystery designer returns -- EXCLUSIVE

The 12th season of Project Runway will get underway July 18 on Lifetime with a mystery contestant from a past season and an interactive component for fans, EW has learned exclusively.

The new installment of the competition that will feature the return of judges Heidi Klum, Nina Garcia, Zac Posen and mentor Tim Gunn will give fans the power to bring back an old designer who is desperate to redeem him (or her) self. There will also be an opportunity for viewers to weigh in on the challenges as part of a new interactive on-screen feature.

Also new this year: Super fans will be rewarded a chance for some fashion makeovers, and there will be more scenes — and power! — for the crowd-pleasing Gunn. This time around, the mentor will be given the power to rescue a designer who he feels deserves a second chance.

Several high-profile guest judges will join Project Runway this cycle, including Kate Bosworth, Kelly Osbourne, Sigourney Weaver, Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Kaley Cuoco, as well as Stacy Keibler and original Project Runway judge Michael Kors.

Here are the designers for season 12: READ FULL STORY

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