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'Raising Hope': The Chances throw down a musical hoedown to jog Maw Maw's memory -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

With all the twists and turns leading up to Raising Hope‘s fourth season premiere, it’s understandable that Maw Maw (Cloris Leachman) might get a little confused from time to time — even if she weren’t already pretty loopy to begin with. But fans of the off-the-wall octogenarian needn’t fear because the Chances have a new antidote: music!

In an exclusive clip from Hope‘s two-episode premiere, the whole gang launches into a ukulele-pluckin’, guitar-strummin’ recap of the series so far so Maw Maw can get her bearings. Check it out below. READ FULL STORY

'Arrested Development': Ron Howard says 'everybody wants to do more'

What’s the latest on the Arrested Development front? Is the movie finally happening? What about more episodes on Netflix? WHAT THE HECK IS GOING ON? WE NEED TO KNOW! Well, we asked the show’s humble narrator/producer/actor Ron Howard when he stopped by the Entertainment Weekly Radio (SiriusXM, channel 105) studios today for the latest update, and there is both good news and bad news. READ FULL STORY

A Salt & Bat-ery: 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' and 'New Girl' do Halloween -- EXCLUSIVE FIRST LOOK

Fox is serving up ghoulish giggles Tuesday night with an hour of Halloween-themed episodes. Starting at 8:30 p.m. ET, Brooklyn Nine-Nine is first up to bat — just not in the same way as New Girl‘s Jess (Zooey Deschanel, as seen above right) — following Brooklyn‘s police patrolmen and -women as they risk life, limb, and every shred of dignity in donning costumes for an undercover assignment.

After that, New Girl‘s loftmates try to cheer up Schmidt (Max Greenfield), who’s still contending with the guilt and consequences of his cheating streak from earlier this season, while Jess throws a party to reconnect with BFF/spurned Schmidt ex Cece (Hannah Simone). Given Schmidt’s dogged attempts to break up Jess and Nick (Jake Johnson) two weeks ago, you’d think a snake would be a fitting costume… but it seems the (sometimes) loveable douchebag has opted for a different kind of reptile. Also: Who is surprised that slacker soul mates Nick and Brooklyn‘s Det. Jake Peralta (Andy Samberg) have opted for similar-looking costumes? Answer: No one.

Click the “Launch Gallery” button to see all six sneak peeks. (Note: If the button isn’t working for you, click here to go directly to that gallery.)

Carol Burnett receives top U.S. humor prize

When Carol Burnett launched her namesake variety show in the 1960s, one TV executive told her the genre was “a man’s game.” She proved him wrong with an 11-year run that averaged 30 million viewers each week.

On Sunday, the trailblazing comedienne received the nation’s top humor prize at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Top entertainers including Julie Andrews, Tony Bennett, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, and others performed in Burnett’s honor as she received the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.

The show will be taped and broadcast Nov. 24 on PBS stations. READ FULL STORY

Meg Ryan signs deal to star in and executive produce NBC sitcom

The Peacock will have what Meg’s having.

EW has confirmed that NBC has ordered a pilot starring onetime rom-com queen Meg Ryan, who will both headline and executive produce the half-hour comedy. (The Hollywood Reporter first posted the news.) Here’s the official logline:

“A sunny, devoted and desperately non-confrontational single mom (Meg Ryan) decides to return to her New York publishing house where she was once a brilliant editor to find that she now works for Brenda, he neurotic 30 year old boss who was once her former intern. Now Rose must find a way to keep her boss, her teenage kids, her almost ex-husband and her meddlesome mother in law all happy, which results in her overcomplicating every situation and somehow always making it worse.”

So… Meg Saves the World, then?

Miss Congeniality writer Marc Lawrence penned the script and will co-executive produce, alongside Ryan and Ryan’s manager Jane Berliner. If the series is picked up, it will mark Ryan’s first starring role on TV since the short-lived 1985 western Wildside – though the Golden Globe nominee has appeared sporadically in guest roles on shows including Curb Your Enthusiasm and, more recently, Showtime’s Web Therapy.

See an episode of Bob Odenkirk's new sketch series -- VIDEO

Yes, Breaking Bad is gone for good, and Better Call Saul is still just a glimmer in Vince Gilligan’s eye. But if there’s a Bob Odenkirk-shaped hole in your heart, fear not: The scene stealer will return to TV later this month with The Birthday Boys, a new IFC series. It’s the first sketch show Odenkirk has headlined since his Mr. Show days — and that fact, plus the presence of co-executive producer Ben Stiller, should be enough to excite any fan of ’90s cult comedy.

Though The Birthday Boys doesn’t premiere on TV until Oct. 18, IFC has already posted an episode online. Check it out here — then discuss whether you think it’ll be an effective Saul stopgap.

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'New Girl': True American gets a theme song and season 2 was 'Full of Schmidt' -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

Jess and Nick may have driven to Mexico and back since season 3 began, but that doesn’t mean all the great times that brought them together should be left in the rearview. As New Girl: The Complete Second Season comes out on DVD and Blu-ray today, EW can exclusively offer up an outtake from “Cooler” that shows the whole gang rockin’ the game of True American that led to THAT KISS. Who knew the country’s favorite rule-free drinking game had a theme song? Ringtone, please!

After that, just for funsies, check out the official “Full of Schmidt” reel of Max Greenfield’s best moments as the loft’s favorite former heavyweight. From this one-minute supercut alone, there have to be enough Douchebag Jar contributions to buy a lifetime supply of shower gelato. Watch below. READ FULL STORY

'New Girl' First Look: Schmidt's party of three? -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

Tonight’s New Girl is technically entitled “Nerd,” but Schmidt’s subplot should probably be called “Playa.” The show’s resident douchebag (Max Greenfield) has been juggling two ladies since the season 2 finale and, as we saw in last week’s premiere, he’s not ready to give either of them their walking papers. Of course, shenanigans ensue, including Schmidt getting roped into inviting both Cece (Hannah Simone) and Elizabeth (awesome-speech-giving Emmy winner Merritt Wever) to an upcoming office party — you know, because those things aren’t awkward enough.

Will Schmidt finally crack under the pressure, or will he keep his love triangle going yet another week? Watch the exclusive First Look below for clues…
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'Saturday Night Live' officially adds six new cast members: Meet them here

True, most of their names have been floating around the Internet since August. But today, it’s official: Saturday Night Live‘s 39th season will feature the debut of half a dozen new cast members, including one longtime SNL writer, one skilled impressionist, and one very familiar face — provided you don’t fast-forward through commercials. Here’s the announcement, straight from the peacock’s mouth:

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Amy Schumer on her show's first season and storming the comedy frat house

Comedy Central may not quite be the cable-channel equivalent of a dude adjusting his junk in the way that, say, Spike TV is, but it’s still generally pretty bro-centric. This is, after all, the same institution that brought us The Man Show and helped convince every college-age guy resting his Oakleys on the brim of a baseball cap to yell “I’m Rick James, bitch!” at any available moment.

That’s what makes Amy Schumer’s success all the more impressive: While you might expect the “ironic Patrick Bateman” stylings of her fellow showrunner (and ex-boyfriend) Anthony Jeselnik to do well among the network’s target demographic, it would have been hard to predict that Schumer’s sketch show would do even better. The first season of Inside Amy Schumer has aired to impressive ratings and appreciative critical murmuring, and its star is already holed up writing season 2. We caught up with her for EW’s New Hollywood Issue and chatted about her newfound success and where she plans to go from here.

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: Have you found it’s been easier working on the show now that you already have a season under your belt?
AMY SCHUMER: Now I don’t have that first-season anxiety of, “We have to make this good, this might suck.” I just trust myself and the writers and everybody more, and we know everyone all the way down to craft services. I waited tables for a long time, and opening a restaurant always sucked. Did you ever do that?

No. But I’ve eaten in restaurants, so…
You’ve eaten food, right. Being there when a restaurant first opens is so much work, it just sucks. And that’s what it was like. But now it’s a little more relaxed as far as the TV show goes, but what I realized is that when you do something that people respond to well, you get more work. So I have exciting opportunities going on, but that leads to more work and more stress.
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'Web Therapy,' 'Who Do You Think You Are?': Dan Bucatinsky on 'Friends' reunion, Kelly Clarkson's roots

After scoring an Emmy nomination last Thursday for his guest-starring role on Scandal, Dan Bucatinsky has another big day ahead as two series he produced premiere tonight. Along with longtime producing partner Lisa Kudrow, Bucatinsky has overseen projects ranging from cult classic TV series The Comeback to the romantic comedy Picking Up and Dropping Off. He took a moment to talk with EW about the new seasons of the genealogical journey Who Do You Think You Are? as well as the improvised comedy Web Therapy. READ FULL STORY

HBO picks up Duplass brothers' comedy series 'Togetherness'

HBO has greenlighted a new comedy from Jay and Mark Duplass. Togetherness will feature two couples sharing a home, struggling to maintain their relationships while attempting to pursue their individual goals.

The Duplass brothers have been known to dish out goofy big screen features, including Cyrus and Jeff, Who Lives at Home. However, Togetherness will feature the duo in television mode in more ways than one. The comedic brothers will co-write, produce, and direct the program, which will feature half-hour episodes. The number of episodes has still not been finalized, an HBO representative confirmed to EW. Mark Duplass is also starring in the comedy, but this brother is no stranger to small screen appearances. Mark plays Brendan in the Fox comedy The Mindy Project, as well as Pete on the FX fantasy football sitcom The League.

Duplass’ character will play opposite Two and a Half Men‘s Melanie Lynskey. The third protagonist will be played by frequent Duplass collaborator Steve Zissis, who has had roles in Jeff, Who Lives at Home, Cyrus, and The Do-Deca-Pentathlon. Zissis will also write and co-produce on the series. Amanda Peet (The Good Wife, Bent) will also be joining the pilot, which won’t surface on HBO until 2014, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

'Girl Meets World' gets the greenlight from Disney

Girl Meets World is officially a go!

The highly anticipated Boy Meets World spin-off has been picked up to series by the Disney Channel.

Described as “a comedy series for kids,” the show will reunite original cast-members Ben Savage and Danielle Fishel, as on-screen sweethearts Cory and Topanga, and follow their tween daughter Riley, played by Rowan BlanchardREAD FULL STORY

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