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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.”

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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.

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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.

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'Seinfeld' reunion on new Kirstie Alley show

Jason Alexander will join his fellow Seinfeld star Michael Richards on a new TV Land comedy in the works that will star Kirstie Alley as a Broadway actress.

Alexander will guest star as Alley’s agent in Kirstie, a new sitcom that will debut this fall. Richards plays Alley’s eccentric driver.

“It is a strange and wonderful thing to be working on a brand new show yet surrounded by familiar faces and friends,” Alexander said in a statement. “I’m looking forward to a fun and fabulous time.”

The show centers around Broadway star Madison Banks (Alley) whose life turns upside down when Arlo (Eric Petersen), the son she gave up at birth, suddenly appears, hoping to connect after his adoptive parents have died. Rhea Perlman (Cheers) stars as Maddie’s assistant. Kirstie (previously known as Giant Baby) is written and executive produced by Marco Pennette and is also executive produced by Kirstie Alley and Jason Weinberg.

FX cancels 'BrandX with Russell Brand'

FX won’t renew BrandX with Russell Brand but will remain in business with the comedian, who is developing a pilot for the cable net.

Brand X ran for three seasons — or 26 episodes — on FX as a weekly talk show. The season finale aired May 2.

Instead, FX is working with Brand on a scripted live-action comedy that’s loosely based on the comedian’s life — like how Curb Your Enthusiasm is based on Larry David, the network said.

 

'Eastbound and Down' returns for final season in September

HBO will bow the fourth and final season of Eastbound and Down on Sept. 29.

Production on the eight-episode season will start Friday in North Carolina. The single-camera comedy stars Kenny Powers as a former major league pitcher.

The third season concluded in April 2012 and was thought to be its last, though HBO convinced star Danny McBride and executive producers Jody Hill, Will Ferrell, Chris Henchy and Adam McKay to create more episodes of the cult hit.

The upcoming fourth season picks up the action several years later and finds Kenny living the American Dream with his family in North Carolina.

John Oliver talks about hosting 'The Daily Show,' and Dan Harmon's possible return to 'Community'

John Oliver thinks it would be “fantastic” if Community creator Dan Harmon returns to oversee the sitcom’s fifth season. On May 25, Harmon tweeted “Yes yes yes! I’m back I’m back I’m back. You can thank @joelmchale” in response to a fan requesting a “straight answer” as to his much rumored return. Oliver, who played recurring character Dr. Ian Duncan during Harmon’s original tenure at the show, said he hadn’t heard anything on the Community grapevine about the showrunner returning “but that would be fantastic.”

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Showtime cancels 'The Borgias'

Showtime has canceled The Borgias, its period drama that stars Jeremy Irons as Pope Alexander VI.

Season-to-date, the drama has been averaging 2.4 million weekly viewers across platforms. The final episode of the drama from Neil Jordan (The Crying Game, Interview with the Vampire) will air on June 16th at 10 p.m. ET/PT. “I never thought I would make a cable series and have enjoyed every minute of it,” said Jordan in a statement. “For a variety of reasons we won’t be doing a fourth season, but, ‘The Prince’ [the final episode], when I wrote it and shot it, did seem like the end of a journey for the family. Whatever bonded them as a family dies in this episode, and the center of the drama for me was always the family.”

Shot entirely on location in Budapest, the series is about the infamous Borgia dynasty and how Alexander VI built his empire by bribing, buying and muscling his way into the papacy. The cast included François Arnaud, Holliday Grainger, Joanne Whalley, Lotte Verbeek, Sean Harris, Thure Lindhart and Gina McKee.

A 'Gossip Girl' comes to TBS' 'Men at Work': EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

Gossip Girl’s Jessica Szohr will make her debut on the TBS’ comedy Men at Work this Thursday as Jenny, a newly single knockout who Milo (Danny Masterson) and Gibbs (James Lesure) attempt to win over — in a date-off!

Here’s a sneak peek:

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'American Horror Story': Emma Roberts joins season 3's 'Coven'

Scream 4 star Emma Roberts is the latest star to sign up for the third installment of Ryan Murphy’s American Horror Story—this year subtitled Coven. Roberts will play a party girl named Madison, according to TVLine, which first broke the news.

Roberts will be joining her real-life boyfriend Evan Peters on the series along with Jessica Lange, Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett, Patti Lupone, Taissa Farmiga, Gabourey Sidibe, Sarah Paulson, Lily Rabe, and Frances Conroy. Murphy has also worked with Emma’s aunt, Julia Roberts, previously on Eat Pray Love and will be directing her in his adaptation of The Normal Heart for HBO.

Read more:
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Preview new season of 'Keeping Up With The Kardashians' -- VIDEO

And baby makes … a whole new season of antics for Keeping Up With The Kardashians, which returns for its eighth (!!!) season on June 2.

E! is obviously hoping any fresh intrigue over Kim’s life change will help launch a new series at 10 p.m. called The Wanted Life, which follows the U.K. band The Wanted as they live together in the Hollywood Hills and “take on all that LA has to offer.”

Here are sneak peeks of both shows: READ FULL STORY

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