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MTV picks up new scripted family drama series from 'Bones' writer

MTV has picked up the drama series Finding Carter from executive producer Terri Minsky (Sex and the City) and based on an original script by Bones writer Emily Silver .

The first drama series MTV has announced this year, Finding Carter is a coming-of-age story about a teenager named Carter (Kathryn Prescott) who seemingly has the perfect life with fun-loving single mom Lori (Milena Govich), until the police bust a high school party and it’s discovered that Lori abducted Carter as a toddler. Now, Carter must return to the family who thought they had lost her. As she navigates brand-new parents, a twin sister, high school, and boys, she vows to find Lori before the only mom she’s ever known is gone forever. Finding Carter is an unconventional family drama about a girl who is quickly realizing that sometimes the people closest to you are the ones who have the most to hide.

In addition to Prescott, the series will also star Cynthia Watros, Alexis Denisof, Anna Jacoby-Heron, and Zac Pullam. Meredith Baxter, Robert Pine, and Milena Govich will appear in recurring roles. The pilot was directed by Scott Speer (Step Up Revolution).

Finding Carter will join Awkward and Teen Wolf in MTV’s scripted lineup.

'Nashville' star Charles Esten on T Bone Burnett's exit: 'I don't mind anybody fighting over excellence'

Last week, iconic music producer T-Bone Burnett had choice words for the execs over at ABC when he explained his abrupt exit as Nashville‘s music supervisor after just one season to The Hollywood Reporter.

“I have no problem working with Callie,” Burnett said of his wife, Nashville creator and executive producer Callie Khouri. “I have a problem when people don’t treat Callie right. I like to see artists treated with tremendous respect, and I like the executives to say, ‘How can I help you do what you do?’ That’s what I do.”

He continued, “Some people were making a drama about real musicians’ lives, and some were making a soap opera, so there was that confusion. It was a knockdown, bloody, drag-out fight, every episode. You remember that show The Prisoner? If I were to tell you the truth, you’d think I was insane.” Yikes. Tell us how you really feel, T-Bone.

Well, EW caught up with Nashville star Charles “Chip” Esten (a.k.a. Deacon Clayborn) on the red carpet of the BMI Music Awards last week in Nashville, and though the actor didn’t deny the behind-the-scenes tension, he said he was proud to be part of a show for which people like Burnett care enough to argue.
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'Awkward.' trailer: Jenna hits 'rock bottom' with latest love triangle -- VIDEO

MTV’s Awkward. always works best when there’s a love triangle involved. And while we’re far removed from Jenna’s Matty vs. Jake debate of the early seasons, it’s time for a new tangle: Matty vs. Collin. (Seriously, Matty can’t catch a break.)

But Jenna’s real relationship drama as season 3 continues appears to be with BFF Tamara and with her parents, who threaten to kick our leading lady out of the house (harsh!).

Get a sneak peek of all the drama below:
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50 Cent teams up with Starz for 'Power'-ful new drama

Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson is going back to the streets: Starz announced that it has greenlit Power, an hour-long drama executive produced by the rapper and actor. The series follows James “Ghost” St. Patrick, an ambitious New York club owner who leads a double life as a drug kingpin. Courtney Kemp Agboh, previously a writer-producer on The Good Wife, joins as showrunner.
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DirecTV orders Neil LaBute's 'Full Circle' to series

DirecTV is doubling down on scripted television: The satellite service provider announced today that it has ordered 10 episodes of Full Circle from filmmaker and playwright Neil LaBute, making his TV debut. The series “examines the human condition and relationships through a series of conversations between 11 people whose lives, unbeknownst to them, are intertwined,” according to a press release. It continues: “Full Circle is a modern day La Ronde meets My Dinner with Andre as it explores the nature of human contact and true togetherness in our current technology-driven world.”

LaBute will serve as writer and co-exec producer on the series. Nick Hamm, the producer/director behind DirecTV’s Rogue, will exec-produce/direct Full Circle.

“In dissecting how closely connected we all are, Full Circle will take viewers on a journey that will traverse the full range of human emotion. I know the series will flourish under the stewardship of Neil and Nick Hamm,” said DirecTV Senior VP Chris Long.

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'Pretty Little Liars': Shay Mitchell shows love to her 'Mitchies' fan army -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

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What’s a “Mitchie”? Apparently, that’s what fans of Pretty Little Liars star Shay Mitchell are called, a fact we discovered at our cover shoot for the ABC Family teen drama. EW posed the show’s four stars with several questions, including: “What has been your craziest fan encounter?” Mitchell’s three co-stars — Lucy Hale, Ashley Benson, and Troian Bellisario — almost immediately turned to her. “People get your face tattooed on them!” exclaimed Hale, before the foursome went on to explain what the “Mitchies” are.

Mitchell herself offered this: “There’s no face! But I’ve met a few fans from across the world who’ve had my name tattooed on them.” Then the whole Q&A basically devolves into a further lovefest for Mitchell and her insane fans. Get a look inside our cover shoot and interview session with the girls of PLL below, and click here to buy the issue.

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'Pretty Little Liars': Is Mona planning to target Emily next? -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

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The answer to that question is yes, if you consider the clip below. EW has snatched about a minute from Tuesday’s forthcoming hour of ABC Family’s soapy teen mystery Pretty Little Liars EW’s cover subject this week — that finds Spencer (Troian Bellisario) forcefully warning Emily (Shay Mitchell) that she may be the next one to feel Mona and the “A” team’s wrath.

Holding an ominous funeral sash, Spencer — who has recently been getting it from Mona and the “A” team — points out that the only two letters in the words “deepest sympathy” that aren’t shiny are the E and the M. As in the first two letters of Emily. Remember: We saw one of the “A” minions laying the sash across flowers in the show-ending tag at the end of this week’s episode. “Mona is trying to tell us in her cryptic way,” Spencer warns, “that she’s targeting you next.” Emily brushes it off, but Spencer won’t give up. “She made it seem like something bad was going to happen to you tonight. Look, I’m gonna stay with you for the rest of the day. Do not ignore this!”

Should Emily ignore the supposed warning? Watch the clip and you decide. (And click here to buy this week’s PLL issue!)

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'Spartacus: War of the Damned' premiere: Will Gannicus be the next gladiator leader? -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

The final season of Spartacus — slugged with the subtitle War of the Damned — doesn’t premiere until this Friday, Jan. 25, at 9 p.m. on Starz, but EW has a sneak peek of the first episode for you.

In the clip, we find Spartacus (Liam McIntyre) and Gannicus (Dustin Clare) having a meeting of the minds, but what’s really going down is that Spartacus is trying to convince Gannicus to take a leadership role in the gladiators’ fight against the ruling Romans. “A greater number, still, would follow you in battle,” Spartacus tells Gannicus, who seems extremely apprehensive at the proposition. Spartacus ends the clip by assuring Gannicus he isn’t leading the fight for vanity or deification: “Victory against the Romans is my only concern.” Click through to watch.

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History's 'Vikings': How to decode the show's logo

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Viewers first glimpsed the logo for History’s Vikings series — which is set to premiere early this year — in the exclusive trailer posted here on EW.com about a month ago. And there it is above, again, in all it’s glory. At second glance, it’s a rather complicated logo. What’s behind it? EW did a little investigating, and History spilled the details about what’s inside the design. Here’s what we learned.

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The first trailer for History's 'Vikings' series is here! -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

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History scored earlier this year with a dramatic, mini-series retelling of the legendary drama between the dueling Hatfield and McCoy clans, and the cable network is once again dipping back into legend again with a new series Vikings, which will debut early next year. Following our first-look photo, EW has an exclusive sneak peek at the series — starring Gabriel Byrne, Travis Fimmel, Jessalyn Gilsig, Gustaf Skarsgard (yes, brother of Alexander and son of Stellan), Clive Standen, and Katheryn Winnick — via the debut trailer.

The 30-second promotional clip is a smorgasbord of beards, long hair, shields, weapons, and general savagery that — depending on how it all pans out in series format — looks like it could be quite the juicy, battle-filled dive into a long-gone world. In previous press releases, History calls the series — which is created and written by The Tudors creator Michael Hirst — “high on adventure, exploration, conflict, warfare, and bloodshed,” as well as a “family saga.” Specifically, the actions follows historical figure Ragnar Lothbrok (Fimmel) as he rises up the ranks to become King of the Viking tribes.

Promises the trailer: “A storm is coming.” Indeed. See for yourself here:

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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' 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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'Grey's Anatomy' boss Shonda Rhimes writes Mark Sloan obituary: 'I like to believe that Mark is with Lexie somewhere' -- EXCLUSIVE

Last Thursday was a mournful television evening because it’s when Mark Sloan, a.k.a. McSteamy, was pulled off life support and died during the dramatic season 9 premiere of Grey’s Anatomy. In tonight’s new episode, “Remember the Time,” viewers will learn how Sloan went from alive in last May’s season finale to dead just a week ago.

As a eulogy to the late McSteamy — and an exclusive to EW — Grey’s Anatomy creator Shonda Rhimes penned an obituary for Sloan, who she calls “one of my all-time favorite characters to write.” (Rhimes is pictured here with Eric Dane, who played Mark Sloan on Grey’s.) You can read Rhimes full obituary in the Oct. 12 issue of Entertainment Weekly – on stands now — but take a gander at an excerpt of it here now:

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