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From 'Doctor Who' to 'The Leftovers,' TV tries to regenerate the hero

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The corrupt cop. The principled drug pusher. The avenging serial killer. The vengeful peacekeeper. The romantic vampire. The heartless doctor. Television has been rotten with ironic or immoral protagonists for most of the new century, though the drama they’ve produced has often been golden.

But a marketplace correction appears to be underway. Grinchy detective Sherlock grew a heart in his latest series of films. Arrow gave up the killer vigilante for role-model vigilante. The new Doctor Who regenerated into an older and wiser Time Lord and declared, “I’ve made a lot of mistakes. It’s time I did something about it”—a line that also pretty much summarizes Don Draper’s arc during the first half of Mad Men’s final season, too. Sleepy Hollow—in which the dynamic duo of Ichabod Crane and Abbie Mills sacrifice self-interest to save the world from America’s historical and supernatural demons—made chivalry and redemption sexy again. After the glut of rakes and wretches, narcissists and nihilists, there is ruefulness and rehumanization. An era of anti-heroes has surrendered—for the moment, at least—to atonement. READ FULL STORY

Spoiler Room: Scoop on 'Revenge,' 'Criminal Minds,' 'Vampire Diaries' and more

Welcome to the Spoiler Room, a safe place for spoiler addicts to come on a weekly basis to learn what’s coming next on their favorite shows and, hopefully, get a few of their own questions answered. If you want scoop on a specific show, send your questions to spoilerroom@ew.com.

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You may be asking yourself why Jack suddenly becomes friends with a cop (Client List’s Brian Hallisay) after finding himself on the wrong side of the law last season. That’s easy: Jack is actually putting on a badge. However, despite his new position, Charlotte has been unable to forgive him for his part in her kidnapping, which will put them at odds at the annual Memorial Day party. (Oh yes, the party is still happening, it’s just being hosted by someone else while Victoria is in the loony bin.) READ FULL STORY

'Night Court' alum cast as Lindsay's mom on 'Chicago P.D.'

We’re about to find out if Chicago P.D.’s Lindsay has mommy issues.

Night Court and Hearts Afire alum Markie Post has been tapped to play Erin Lindsay’s mom, Bunny, for a multi-episode arc on the NBC drama, EW has confirmed. A bartender in a dive bar, Bunny has been estranged from her daughter, but looks to reconnect now that she’s in a new relationship.

Post will first appear in the season 2 premiere, airing Sept. 24 at 10 p.m. on NBC.

'Chicago P.D.' finale: Jesse Lee Soffer previews a Halstead-Charlie showdown, the ending you won't see coming

Chicago P.D. started its season with a bang when, by the end of episode one, it had already killed off one of the members of its Intelligence Unit. And when it comes to the finale, fans can expect yet another huge cliffhanger. Our advice? Don’t miss the final 60 seconds of the finale. “In our finale, it’s really just about our team and our unit,” Jesse Lee Soffer said. “And something so surprising happens, we didn’t even see it coming when we opened the script.”

But can the finale live up to the drama of the season’s crossover episode? “It will definitely compare,” Soffer promised. However, expect this hour to delve more into Lindsay’s backstory, and specifically, that shady Charlie character who’s been hanging around. “Lindsay gets into a lot of trouble. Charlie might be deeply involved. He might have information that can incriminate her,” Soffer teased.

So with his partner in a potentially incriminating situation, how will Halstead handle himself? “I think he ends up making some decisions about what kind of cop he is or what kind of cop he wants to be. He decides where his boundaries are a little bit, where his morals lie, and I think he realizes that he’s maybe not willing to do certain things but he’s capable of allowing things to happen for the sake of the greater good,” Soffer said. “It’s like you might have to kill one guy to save 100. Morally, how do you feel about that? And every character on the show is going to have a different feeling.” READ FULL STORY

Sophia Bush previews the 'Chicago Fire'-'Chicago P.D.' crossover episode inspired by the Oklahoma City bombing

A crossover between Chicago Fire and Chicago P.D. is not unheard of — characters go back and forth between the shows fairly often. However, a two-night crossover event inspired by the Oklahoma City bombing? That’s not something that happens every week.

“I knew it was going to be big when the man himself, Mr. Dick Wolf, came to see us to talk to us about it, and the first questions out of his mouth to us was, ‘Do you guys remember Oklahoma City?’ And everybody just froze,” Chicago P.D. star Sophia Bush said. “And he said, ‘As our country has gone through tragedies like that one, it’s the first responders who always set the tone and who always begin to put us back together, and I want to really examine that now that we’ve got these two shows with the fire fighters and the police.’ And we were like, ‘OK here we go, this is really going to be something intense and poignant.'”

Now that the crossover is ready to hit the small screen, Bush warns that it’s both “beautiful” and “stressful.” “It’s like a very taut wire,” she said. “The tension has everything just vibrating. It’s unlike anything I’ve seen on TV. It’s such a cool thing that they’re doing with our shows in the way that they overlap all the time, and this really takes that to the next level.” READ FULL STORY

NBC renews 'Grimm,' plus 2 more dramas

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NBC renewed three dramas Wednesday for another season: Sophomore procedural Chicago Fire, its freshman spinoff Chicago P.D. and Grimm, which will head into a fourth season.

The network previously picked up break out hit The Blacklist and fan favorite comedy Parks and Recreation as well as reality series The Voice and Celebrity Apprentice.

All three of the newly renewed dramas were predicted to return, though P.D. is doing pretty modestly in the ratings. Absent from the drama pickups list: Parenthood, Revolution and Hannibal. Of those three, Parenthood is considered very likely to come back.

Chicago Fire has averaged a 3.1 rating among adults 18-49 so far this season on Tuesday nights when including seven days of DVR playback. Chicago P.D. is averaging a 2.5 on Wednesdays. And on Friday nights, Grimm is holding up the fort with a 2.5.

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