One of the great things about travel is the people you meet—especially if you’re traveling in a TARDIS. From Timothy Dalton to David Morrissey to Michael Gambon to Kylie Minogue, Doctor Who has welcomed a raft of guest stars over the years. That tradition is being continued in the new season, the first to star Peter Capaldi as the Time Lord, which premieres on BBC America Aug. 23. EW asked Who actress Jenna Coleman, who plays the Doctor’s traveling companion Clara Oswald on the show, to talk about working with three of the season’s new faces.
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On August 23, Peter Capaldi will begin his first season starring in Doctor Who when the long-running British science-fiction show returns to BBC America. But it wasn’t so long ago that the Scottish actor and lifelong Who fan was certain he would never get his hands on the controls of the Time Lord’s TARDIS. “I wouldn’t have thought I would be the guy,” Capaldi says. “I wouldn’t have thought it would be me.” Why not? “Because of my age. I would have thought they were automatically heading younger.”
You thought this guy was the King of Summer? Nope.
Clearly, only one man is truly awesome (and crazy) enough to trek across the ocean atop two great whites, nonchalantly tossing chum in the air as a hot mermaid hitches a ride by his side. That man’s name: Rob Lowe, erstwhile Parks and Rec star, once and future Lifetime luminary, and all-around swell guy. He isn’t appearing in any Discovery specials this year as part of the network’s annual Shark Week—but he is doing some splendidly ridiculous stuff in this exclusive promo.
War is coming to Sleepy Hollow. And he bought a new outfit for the occasion.
As you’ll see from the following exclusive sketches, Fox’s delightfully insane supernatural drama is planning a second season that’ll be bigger (18 episodes, as opposed to last year’s 13), badder, and most definitely more terrifying. EW chatted with Sleepy executive producer Roberto Orci about some of the beasts who’ll be spooking Ichabod and Abbie this year—including a beefed-up Moloch, a creepy take on the Pied Piper, and a mysterious being known as the Kindred—as well as some burning questions about the season more generally. (And yes, that means Crane and Mills’ romantic status.)
EW: Is it fair to say that season two will be scarier than season one?
ROBERTO ORCI: I think that is fair to say—but without losing its humor. Some of the best humor comes out of being scared.
Season one ended with everyone in peril—Ichabod is buried alive, Abbie is stuck in purgatory, Jenny might be dead. How do you pick up those threads for the premiere?
We pick up two years later… No, I’m kidding. We’re not going to cheat that way. READ FULL STORY
For David Tennant, Fox’s upcoming 10-episode event series Gracepoint is a chance for him to more or less revisit his Broadchurch character. In the U.S. version of the U.K. series, Tennant’s character is now named Emmett Carver, a city detective who enters a small town to discover what might be the most interesting murder case of his career.
We’ve got an exclusive look at the show’s poster (above), as well as an exclusive video of Tennant talking about his character (below).
Each week after every eviction, host Julie Chen will answer a few of EW’s burning questions about the latest episode of Big Brother.
Between Cody’s will-he-or-won’t-he nomination, Frankie’s tragic news, Brittany’s hanging toenails, Donny’s gentle eyes, Jocasta’s dumb bowties, Hayden and Nicole’s hook-up (finally), and Derrick’s heroic—and perhaps very savvy—throwing of the HoH competition, there was a lot going on this week in the world of Big Brother. Thankfully, Julie Chen is here to help take some of the mystery away. READ FULL STORY
When we left Reign at the end of season 1, King Henry was dead, a plague was spreading, and Mary had just shut the gates on her beloved Francis as he rode off to be with Lola during the birth of their bastard child. Naturally, when we pick up in season 2, life inside the castle is as dramatic as ever (with an extra layer of intrigue, thanks to the large quantity of dead bodies).
Reign‘s Adelaide Kane, Toby Regbo, and Megan Follows stopped by our Comic-Con video hangout Thursday, where they teased new villains and “lots of death” for the upcoming season. But only those in attendance at the show’s Comic-Con panel got to see new footage from season 2… until now. READ FULL STORY
No, WGN America’s second scripted original isn’t set on a certain overpopulated island, and it’s not a guide to mixing the perfect whisky-vermouth-bitters concoction. Instead, it’s a stylish retro drama about the men and women commissioned by the United States to create the world’s first atomic bomb—or, as one scientist wryly informs another in the following exclusive trailer, a device the team “prefers to call a gadget.”
Not already intrigued? Take a look at the extended promo, which starts out with old-timey newsreel footage before segueing into actual scenes from the series. You’ll meet star John Benjamin Hickey as Los Alamos newbie Frank Winter, who’s been tasked with leading the Manhattan Project; Olivia Williams as Liza, his botanist wife; and a host of other characters played by faces familiar to anyone who keeps up with prestige dramas (hey, it’s Rachel from House of Cards! Nice to see you in the 1940s, Duck Phillips!). There is wry period humor (the “computers” that the Project relies on are actually an arsenal of comely secretaries); there is darkly-amusing-in-hindsight dialogue (“We won’t just end this war. We’ll end all war”); and there’s a stirring musical backdrop, courtesy of Serena Ryder’s sultry, Amy Winehouse-esque ballad “For You.” It’s kinda like Masters of Sex, except with more booms than boot-knocking. And actually, not really that much like Masters of Sex. READ FULL STORY
Last season on Arrow, Roy Harper was injected with Slade’s Mirakuru serum and had to deal with all of the rage that went with it. But now that Roy is Mirakuru-free, what will season three hold for the wearer of red hoodies? For one thing, another red hoodie.
As comic-book fans know, Roy Harper sometimes goes by another name: Arsenal. And not only can EW confirm that Roy will be joining Team Arrow as a fully fledged member in season three, but here’s an exclusive first look at Colton Haynes, who plays Roy, too—in full Arsenal attire (above).
The Arsenal suit will make its first appearance in the first episode of season three, which returns Oct. 8 on The CW.
Last week we brought you an exclusive image from season 5 of The Walking Dead that likely sent shivers up the spines of Daryl Dixon fans, as the resident badass appeared gagged and bound. Now we have some more exclusive episodic images to tide you over.
In the first, we see Melissa McBride’s Carol holding an adorable baby Judith. Sooooo…good news, they’re still alive! When the season starts, that is. After that, who knows? But at least Carol is not telling Judith to “look at the flowers,” because we all know how that ends. Also, Judith does not appear to be a zombie. So that’s a positive…although she does appear to be rocking something of a devilock hairstyle. (Click on the Full Size magnifying glass tab to see a bigger high-res version of the photo.)
But wait, we’re not done. Now, let’s move onto page 2 for a look at what Rick Grimes is up to.
If there’s one thing that The Vampire Diaries desperately needs, it’s a good doctor (who isn’t a fan of torturing vampires). And considering we haven’t seen Meredith Fell in a while, season six is the perfect time to introduce a new medical expert.
EW has learned exclusively that Hit the Floor‘s Jodi Lyn O’Keefe has been cast as new character Jo, “a tough and accomplished doctor at the university hospital. She demands excellence from her students and has learned the hard way that there’s no room for error in her profession.”
O’Keefe’s casting follows the announcement that Colin Ferguson is joining the show as Tripp, the head of a community militia desperate to protect his town. So perhaps some of Tripp’s victims will be paying Jo a visit? We’ll find out soon enough, with O’Keefe first appearing in the season six premiere. There’s no word yet on how long she’ll stick around.
UPDATE: EW has confirmed that The Client List‘s Marco James will also join TVD in the season six premiere. James will play Liam, an upperclassman at Whitmore College who also happens to be a med student. The Wrap first reported the news.
The Vampire Diaries returns for season six on Thursday, Oct. 2 at 8 p.m. on The CW.
Secrets, secrets, are no fun… unless they’re shared between a mysteriously pregnant astronaut and her possibly murderous android son.
That’s the main gist of this exclusive sneak peek at the next episode of CBS’s spooky sci-fi drama Extant, starring Halle Berry as the astronaut (who may have been impregnated by… a space ghost?!) and Pierce Gagnon as Ethan, the boy robot. It also includes a handy explanation of natural selection, delivered by a ‘bot who’s several orders of magnitude less creepy than Ethan is. READ FULL STORY
My, how they’ve grown.
Earlier this year, the cast of The Wonder Years reunited for a momentous occasion: Their beloved nostalgia-com, which was kept away from the home-video market for years (reportedly due to music licensing issues—that boomer-friendly soundtrack doesn’t come cheap), was finally slated for a full DVD release. Months later, The Wonder Years: The Complete Series is finally available… for pre-order.
So, yeah: You’ll still have to wait a few more months to snag the full 26 DVD set, which comes packed in a collectible metal locker (just like the ones at Kennedy Junior High) and includes two notebooks that serve as episode guides, a replica yearbook, and every one of the show’s 115 episodes, as well as more than 15 hours of bonus features. (Phew.) READ FULL STORY
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