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'Arrow': Colton Haynes promoted to series regular for season 2

Get ready to see a lot more of Roy Harper.

The CW and Warner Bros. announced today that Colton Haynes, the former Teen Wolf actor who left the MTV series late last year to play Harper, has been promoted to a series regular. He will continue in a guest star role for the remainder of season 1 before taking on a larger role when the show returns in the fall.

Playing a teenager who has struck up a budding romance with Thea (Willa Holland), the younger sister of Oliver “Arrow” Queen (Steven Amell), Haynes joined the series just a few weeks ago. In the comic books, Harper eventually becomes the superhero’s sidekick Red Arrow.

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'Community' scene-stealer to guest star on 'Sullivan & Son'

TBS comedy Sullivan & Son is about to get Chang-ed!

EW has learned exclusively that Community fan-fave Ken Jeong is set to appear in a second-season episode of S&S, set to air in the summer.

He will play Jason, Steve’s (Steve Byrne) doctor brother-in-law whose workaholic ways are putting strain on his marriage to Steve’s sister, Susan (Vivan Bang). So Susan enlists Steve’s help in getting Jason to unwind, but the plan backfires when Jason begins to reject his old life entirely.

Jeong currently appears on NBC’s Community as former professor/security guard Ben Chang, and is well known for his appearances in the Hangover films.

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'Star Trek' actor joins J.J. Abrams pilot

Bones from Star Trek is moving to the small screen: Karl Urban, who played the role of the USS Enterprise’s chief medical officer in the 2009 flick helmed by J.J. Abrams, will play another one on Human, Abram’s drama pilot in contention for fall of 2013 on Fox.

Urban will play John Kennex, a respected police officer who has shut down emotionally after a tragic mission left him critically injured.

Human will be exec produced by J.J. Abrams and Bryan Burk and written by J.H. Wyman. The logline says its an action-packed buddy cop show, set in the near future, when police officers are partnered with highly evolved human-like androids.

Other recently cast actors for Human include Lily Taylor (Six Feet Under) and Michael Ealy, who will play an android policeman.

John Malkovich joins NBC pirate series

Now here’s a dangerously (good) liaison: NBC has lured John Malkovich (Dangerous Liaisons) for the period pirate drama Crossbones, a series in the works for next season. Malkovich will play Edward Teach, a.k.a Blackbeard, who “ruled over the pirates, thieves and ne’er-do-wells on the Bahamian island of New Providence in the early 1700s.” Crossbones has a 10-episode series order; it was supposed to air sometime this season but will likely go next fall, instead.

The was originally talk that Hugh Laurie would play the role of Blackbeard as a follow-up to his work on Fox’s House M.D.

'Six Feet Under' actress joins J.J. Abrams pilot

Lili Taylor, best known for her work in Six Feet Under, Ransom and Say Anything, has joined the untitled Bad Robot/J.H. Wyman drama pilot at Fox.

She’ll play Maldonado, an ambitious and determined police captain who is willing to make sacrifices for the greater good.

J.J. Abrams’ latest project is described as an action-packed buddy cop show, set in the near future, when all LAPD officers are partnered with highly evolved human-like androids. Michael Ealy was also recently cast as an android policeman.

'So You Think You Can Dance' champ wins role in 'Delirium' pilot


So You Think You Can Dance winner Jeanine Mason has scored a role in the upcoming Delirium pilot for Fox.

Mason joins a cast playing lead character Lena’s (Emma Roberts) party animal best friend, Hana, in the book-based pilot about a world in which love is treated as a disease known as Deliria. Per a character description, Hana is described as a “party animal” and “an apparently flirty girl who lives next door to Julian Fineman and enjoys messing with his head.” But it is teased that Hana may “ultimately less rebellious than she appears.”

Mason was most recently seen on ABC Family’s Bunheads and is best known for winning the fifth season of  So You Think You Can Dance.

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'American Horror Story': Oscar-winner Kathy Bates joining season 3

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Season 3 of American Horror Story is shaping up to be a master class in acting: EW has confirmed that Oscar-winner Kathy Bates will be squaring off against Oscar-winner Jessica Lange in the third installment of FX’s horror anthology. This marks somewhat of a horror homecoming for Bates who won the Academy Award for her role as cray cray fan Annie in Misery.

EW previously announced that AHS season one alum Taissa Farmiga would be returning along with Lange, Evan Peters, Lily Rabe, Sarah Paulson, and Frances Conroy. Of season three, Murphy told EW, “What we’re doing is more ambitious than what we’ve ever done.” He added, “This one will be shot on location in three different cities in the country.”

The Bates casting was originally reported by TVLine.

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'How I Met Your Mother': Becki Newton to return -- EXCLUSIVE

Quinn is back!

After breaking off her engagement with Barney (Neil Patrick Harris) earlier this season, EW has learned that Becki Newton’s Quinn will return to How I Met Your Mother for an episode, set to air April 15.

Details about Quinn’s return are being kept under wraps, but that’s not a surprise. This season of HIMYM has seen a few high-profile guest-star returns that were shrouded in secrecy, including Joe Manganiello, Rachel Bilson, and most recently, Kyle MacLachlan’s The Captain, who appeared two weeks ago to offer Lily a job.

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Jason Ritter lands lead in Fox pilot

Those hoping for a Mark and Sarah reconciliation on Parenthood might be out of luck.

Jason Ritter has just landed a lead role in Fox’s Friends & Family pilot. Ritter will play Gavin, an “adorably neurotic and witty” guy with “Woody Allen DNA” who begins dating a co-worker he befriended through Skype and Facebook, according to casting intel.

The half-hour, single-cam comedy is based off the BBC hit Gavin and Stacey.

Ritter most recently had a recurring role on NBC’s Parenthood, playing a love interest for Lauren Graham’s Sarah. In the show’s season finale, Sarah chose to pursue Ray Romano’s character, leaving Ritter’s future on the show uncertain.

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'Once Upon a Time' scoop: Look who's returning...

Like our spoiler friendly headline? Thought you would. That said, it’s time for some good news. Oncers, prepare yourselves…

We’re going to learn what happened to August!

EW has learned that Eion Bailey — who plays August/Pinocchio — is set to appear on the show’s 18th episode, titled “Selfless, Brave and True,” after mysteriously disappearing earlier this season. No official airdate for the episode has been set.

Here’s hoping we finally learn how a wooden guy waltzes out of his bedroom without being seen. (Magic?)

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'American Horror Story' scoop: Frances Conroy to return for season 3



The American Horror Story alums continue to re-sign for the next season of FX’s hit. Today, series co-creator Ryan Murphy tweeted that Frances Conroy, who appeared this past season as the Angel of Death, will return for the third installment of American Horror Story. Conroy joins Jessica Lange, Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters and Lily Rabe for the third season.

Additionally, season one star Taissa Farmiga has now been confirmed to return after EW exclusively revealed that she was in negotiations for AHS 3.

Read more:
‘American Horror Story': Taissa Farmiga in talks to return for season 3 — EXCLUSIVE
‘American Horror Story': Ryan Murphy talks the season finale and an even ‘more ambitious’ season 3 — EXCLUSIVE
‘American Horror Story': Sarah Paulson on the finale and why she signed up for season 3

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'Go On' stages 'Friends' reunion that couldn't BE more amazing

The Bings are reuniting on screen for an upcoming episode of NBC’s Go On.

Matthew Perry’s freshman comedy has booked his former onscreen wife Courteney Cox for an upcoming guest spot, EW has confirmed. The Cougar Town star will play a woman who Anne (Julie White), one of the members of the grief support group, tries to set up with Ryan (Perry).

This is the first time since Friends that Perry and Cox will share the small screen — but definitely not the first time members of the Friends cast have appeared together since the show ended in 2004.

The episode is set to air in April, according to THR, who first reported the casting.

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Robin Williams to star in CBS comedy pilot

Robin Williams is looking to transition to the small screen. He’s set to star in a new CBS comedy pilot from David E. Kelley called Crazy Ones, which focuses on a father and daughter who work together in an advertising office. It’s described as a workplace/single-camera comedy.

CBS also picked up two drama pilots today, one of which could raise eyebrows since some politicians and the NRA are trying to blame Hollywood for gun violence. CBS has ordered a project called Anatomy of Violence, a potential new series from the masterminds behind Homeland (Howard Gordon and Alex Gansa) that focuses on a criminal psychologist with an expertise in sociopaths who partners with a young female detective with whom he shares a conflicted past.

Sounds like a swell companion for Criminal Minds, no?  Or maybe it’s a romance disguised as a dark violent show! Anyway, it’s from 20th Century Fox TV, which makes the award-winning Homeland for Showtime. Alex Cary is also listed as the writer.

The network also picked up a pilot called Intelligence from executive producers Michael Seitzman, David Semel and Tripp Vinson. Its described as a drama that is centered at the U.S. Cyber Command, which focuses on a unit that has been created around one agent with a very special gift, a microchip that has been implanted in his brain that allows him to access the entire electromagnetic spectrum.

As with any pilot, there are no guarantees that these three will be picked up to series — though if you have a star like Williams, it sure does help. CBS, like the other broadcast networks, will announce which pilots make the cut for fall at the New York upfronts in May.


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