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'Doctor Who': Jenna-Louise Coleman talks about becoming the Doctor's new companion -- EXCLUSIVE

Even by the standards of a show whose central character travels through time and space in a craft disguised as a ‘50s era British police phone box, 2012 has been an interesting year for Doctor Who, the BBC sci-fi series that stars Matt Smith.

Back in March, executive producer Steven Moffat announced that the Doctor’s new assistant (or “companion”) would be played by Jenna-Louise Coleman and that the British actress was set to make her debut in this year’s special Christmas episode, which BBC America is screening on Dec. 25 at 9 p.m. So Who fans were taken by surprise when, this September, Coleman appeared in “Asylum of the Daleks,” the first episode of the current season of Doctor Who, which also starred the Time Lord’s now (dearly) departed companions Amy (Karen Gillan) and Rory (Arthur Darvill).

More bewildering still, Coleman didn’t seem to be playing the role of the Doctor’s new companion — whose name we now know to be Clara — but rather a character named Oswin Oswald who had been converted into one of the dreaded Daleks and who seemingly died at the end of the show.

In the new issue of ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY, Coleman talks, exclusively, about keeping her role in “Asylum of the Daleks” a secret and when fans might get some answers with regards to the Oswin/Clara conundrum. Below, the actress, whose previous credits include the Julian Fellowes-penned Titanic miniseries, ruminates further on these subjects — as well as discussing the forthcoming Doctor Who Christmas show and revealing where Karen Gillan recommends you should eat next time you’re in, uh, Cardiff. READ FULL STORY

'Walking Dead' executive producer Robert Kirkman talks about tonight's show, 'When the Dead Come Knocking'

Matters turned grim on tonight’s Walking Dead — which is rather impressive for a show which tends to feature more zombie mayhem before its opening credits than Downton Abbey does in an entire season (come on, you lazy aristocratic bastards!).

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'Walking Dead' executive producer Robert Kirkman talks about tonight's show, 'Hounded'

Love was in the air during tonight’s episode of the Walking Dead – and that’s not a sentence you get to write too often. But Andrea and the Governor’s taking of their relationship to the next level wasn’t the only big news as Merle and his goons made the mistake of trying to take down Michonne and we found out just who has been calling Rick.

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'American Horror Story': Ryan Murphy on the Bloody Face reveal and a major clue about the aliens -- EXCLUSIVE

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[SPOILER ALERT IF YOU HAVEN'T WATCHED THE LATEST EPISODE OF AMERICAN HORROR STORY: ASYLUM!]

Have you caught your breath yet, American Horror Story fans? The concluding installment of Asylum‘s two-part episode “I Am Anne Frank” was a roller coaster ride that saw Sister Jude (Jessica Lange) regress to drinking, the aliens attack Grace (Lizzie Brochere) and Lana (Sarah Paulson) in chains in the basement of Bloody Face’s lair. Oh, and Dr. Thredson (Zachary Quinto) is Bloody Face!!! EW talked to co-creator Ryan Murphy about this brilliant episode, Bloody Face’s backstory, and a major clue about the series’ alien encounters.

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: This episode in particular just felt like a tribute to your production design. This one felt really big.
RYAN MURPHY:
Interestingly enough, this was not one of the more expensive ones but the thing we had in this episode is [director] Alfonso Gomez-Rejon who is such a great director and really gets the sensibility of the show. We have a great, great team and I do remember on this episode we had really long production meetings and we redid things. I remember one of the writers said, “I think the lamp needs a second nipple.” That is the attention to detail! Sometimes you get lucky with a great script, great cast. Our production designer Mark [Worthington] is so talented. I think it was an interesting episode because there were three things in it: Briarcliff which is very claustrophobic and dark and gothic; Thredson’s house, which is the beginning of the post-modern thing; and then there was the Anne Frank thing which was very suburban. So I think there was a lot of life in the episode. READ FULL STORY

'Walking Dead' exec producer Robert Kirkman talks about tonight's bloody episode: 'It's a dark show!'

Can an episode still be described as a “pausing-for-breath” show if it introduces the dead, but still very excitable, daughter of one main character and finds another trying to retrieve the remains of his recently deceased wife from the stomach of a zombie? That was the question raised by tonight’s episode of AMC’s undead saga The Walking Dead which, even if it didn’t feature the cast-thinning mayhem of last week’s show, was hardly lacking in incident.

Below, Walking Dead TV show executive producer — and Walking Dead comic writer — Robert Kirkman ruminates on Rick’s rampage, Penny’s teeth, and Daryl’s poncho. READ FULL STORY

TV Land's 'Happily Divorced': Molly Shannon tapped to guest star -- EXCLUSIVE

Fran Drescher isn’t the only one who will be Happily Divorced come next year: EW has just exclusively learned that SNL alum Molly Shannon will guest on the TV Land sitcom, in an episode set to air not long after the new year.

Shannon is set to play the Maggie, the sister of Peter (John Michael Higgins), the gay guy who used to be married to — and still lives with — florist Fran (Fran Drescher). Like Fran, Shannon’s character is recently divorced and moves to LA to stay with the odd couple. The casting actually pits Shannon against Drescher, as Drescher’s character doesn’t like Shannon’s Maggie because of an infraction that dates back to the wedding day between Fran and Peter. Some new things come to light about that day after Maggie surfaces in LA.

Shannon is set to tape her episode in the coming weeks.

Happily Divorced returns to TV Land with new episodes on Wednesday, Nov. 28, at 10:30 p.m.

Tanner on Twitter: @EWTanStransky

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'Fairly Legal' cancelled

The gang on Fairly Legal has fought their last case.

After two seasons, the USA legal drama starring Sarah Shahi has been cancelled, USA confirms to EW.

“Sarah Shahi is undoubtedly a star and we’re thrilled she’ll be joining our sister network NBC on Chicago Fire,” USA said in a statement. “We are proud of Fairly Legal and thank the very talented cast and crew for two fantastic seasons.”

Shahi, who is said to have a multi-episode arc as a love interest for Taylor Kinney’s Lt. Kelly Severide on Fire, isn’t the only cast member keeping busy these days. Michael Trucco has been appearing steadily on the current season of How I Met Your Mother as Robin’s boyfriend, Nick.

Just yesterday, USA lowered the ax on another drama — freshman buddy-cop show Common Law.

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Key and Peele on 'Key & Peele': The comedy duo discuss their favorite sketches

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Last week we offered up an exclusive sneak peek of a hilarious sketch from tonight’s episode of Key & Peele. But if you’re like us, you’re still not done enjoying memorable skits from the Comedy Central series’ past. Luckily, Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele aren’t either.

The duo have been buddies since their days as MadTV players, and over time they developed a unique comedy rapport. Together, they’ve seen their sketch series — now in its second season — become a favorite amongst fans and presidents alike. (When visiting Jimmy Fallon, Obama said that the Key & Peele skits featuring Obama’s Anger Translator were “good stuff.”) And in the latest issue of Entertainment Weekly, which you can pick up on stands now, we asked Key and Peele to break down four of their most popular sketches to date.

Here’s a preview of what you’ll find in the magazine, plus videos of each skit:

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'Walking Dead' executive producer Robert Kirkman talks about tonight's action-packed episode 'Walk With Me'

Tonight’s episode of The Walking Dead had pretty much everything a fan of AMC’s zombie show — and the original comic book series — could want. The long-awaited return of Michael Rooker’s maimed maniac Merle? Check. The long-awaited introduction of David Morrissey’s power-crazed villain The Governor? Check. The long-awaited appearance of decapitated zombie heads bobbing around in tanks of water? Hell, this show might as well have been called “Decapitated Zombie Heads Bobbing Around In Tanks Of Water.”

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'Pretty Little Liars' Halloween episode: Join our live tweet chat with star Janel Parrish (aka 'A')!

Wanna know what goes on in the mind of “A” on ABC Family’s addictive hit Pretty Little Liars? Well, then you’re in luck: Tonight, all the Little Liars out there who will be tuning in for the show’s special Halloween episode at 8 p.m. ET can chat about everything that goes down with star Janel Parrish — a.k.a. Mona, a.k.a. the super-sleuth “A” — right after the show airs, via a tweet chat brought to you in part by EW. READ FULL STORY

'Pretty Little Liars': Stars Tyler Blackburn and Keegan Allen to answer fan questions in Ustream event with EW today

Prepare your burning questions, Pretty Little Liars fans: Today at 6 p.m. ET, PLL stars Tyler Blackburn and Keegan Allen will be taking queries from fans during a live, one-hour Ustream event, hosted by EW’s own Tanner Stransky.

The event will be streamed live on ABCFamily.com, the official Pretty Little Liars Facebook page, the official Ustream site, and right here on EW.com in this very blog post, which will update with the Ustream module just before the chat begins.

It’s a perfect time for such a chat, considering that tomorrow is the premiere of Pretty Little Liars‘ much-anticipated annual Halloween episode, which was previewed on EW.com last week.

During the broadcast, viewers can submit questions to the official Pretty Little Liars Facebook page and on Twitter using #PLLChat.

Tanner on Twitter: @EWTanStransky

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'Pretty Little Liars' Halloween episode: Garrett returns with details about Alison's death! -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

You didn’t think Garrett (Yani Gellman) was just going to disappear after being sprung from jail in Pretty Little Liars‘ summer finale, did you? Nope.

In fact, Garrett is not only back in this Tuesday’s special Halloween episode of Pretty Little Liars – he’s got some info to share, too. Turns out the cop is ready to spill what he knows about Alison’s (Sasha Pieterse) final hours, per a fun little teaser clip that EW is happy to exclusively debut below.

In the clip, Garrett is about give up what he knows to Spencer (Troian Bellisario), just as Toby (Keegan Allen) arrives and kicks him out. However, we here at EW have seen the full Halloween episode and can tell you that it’s all just a preview of coming attractions: Garrett does make good on his promise to tell Spencer what he knows about Alison’s final hours — just not until later in the episode. And: The reveal is good. And well… the episode itself is — as all PLL episodes are — especially juicy, tasty, deadly, and all that good stuff.

Until Tuesday at 8 p.m., though, satiate yourself with this exclusive clip of Garrett’s return:

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'American Horror Story': Ryan Murphy on the 'Asylum' premiere, his inspirations, and if [SPOILER] is dead -- EXCLUSIVE

SPOILER ALERT IF YOU HAVEN’T WATCHED THE PREMIERE OF AMERICAN HORROR STORY: ASYLUM!!!!

Nuns! Aliens! Bloody Face! Adam Levine! No one can accuse American Horror Story: Asylum of playing it safe in its wild premiere. A complete reboot of the previous season, AHS: Asylum took viewers inside Briarcliff Manor for a roller-coaster hour that saw Jessica Lange’s Sister Jude getting sexy in red lingerie and Adam Levine’s Leo losing an arm to something sinister. EW talked to series co-creator Ryan Murphy about the jam-packed hour, his inspirations, and what this means for Levine on the series.  READ FULL STORY

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