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Amazon re-introduces 'Alpha House,' explains distribution strategy -- EXCLUSIVE CLIP

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Amazon enters the original programming game Nov. 15, when the first few episodes of Alpha House — a foul-mouthed political comedy from the mind of Doonesbury creator Garry Trudeau — officially premiere on the retailer’s main site. The series stars John Goodman, Mark Consuelos, Matt Malloy, and Clark Johnson as four Republican senators who share the same D.C. rental. Bill Murray makes a memorable cameo in Alpha‘s pilot, already available for free viewing on Amazon’s Prime Instant Video; future episodes will feature even more boldfaced names, including Cynthia Nixon and Wanda Sykes as a pair of formidable Democratic senators, Amy Sedaris as the wife of Malloy’s Nevada senator, and Haley Joel Osment as a reporter from Reno.

Though Amazon’s chief rival Netflix famously follows a simultaneous release model for its original series, Amazon has a different distribution strategy. As of the 15th, the website will offer the first three episodes of Alpha for free. Subsequent episodes will be released week by week — and available only to Prime Instant Video subscribers.

Why stretch out distribution in this manner? “Releasing all episodes at once delays launch and doesn’t allow customers to binge view any sooner,” Amazon Studios head Roy Price explains to EW via email. “Also, it makes it hard to talk about a show with your friends because you never know how many episodes they’ve watched — and that’s part of the fun of a TV show. On the latter point, at first it was a hunch but then we confirmed it by looking at social conversation on Twitter and Facebook: shows that are binge-released tend to have unusually rapid, sometimes precipitous declines in public conversation.”
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'Weeds: The Complete Collection' DVD first look: Mary Louise Parker, more talk Nancy's sexcapades -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

Weeds‘ leading lady left quite an impression on the television world, one that involved lots of drugs, lots of humor, and lots of sex, among other things. And on Tuesday, viewers can get an inside look at Nancy Botwin’s many sexcapades when Weeds: The Complete Collection arrives on Blu-ray.

We’ve got an exclusive first look at one of the collection’s bonus features, which shows Mary Louise Parker, Guillermo Diaz, Hunter Parrish, and Alexander Gould giving their take on how Nancy uses sex on the show, in which Gould compares her to a “hunter.” According to Parker, Nancy uses “whatever she has in her toolbox to get what she wants.” So what does that make sex? “A pretty big hammer.”

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'Playing House' promo: 'Why are best friends so sad?!' -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

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What would happen if you took Three Men and a Baby, took out the three men, replaced them with two women, and swapped a doorstep baby with an in-the-womb fetus? You’d have USA Network’s original comedy, Playing House.

Playing House is all about what happens when one best friend gets pregnant, and the other best friend moves in to help raise the baby. We’ve got an exclusive first look at a new promo for the show, which stars Lennon Parham and Jessica St. Clair, who also co-created the series.

Learn more about the best friend drama, in which St. Clair promises that unlike Thelma & Louise, Beaches, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Fried Green Tomatoes, and Top Gun, neither of these two besties will bite the dust during the series.

Watch the promo below:
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'Nikita' First Look: Maggie Q talks Nikita's reason for returning, Michael's reaction, and flashbacks -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

At the end of season 3, Nikita left behind her team (not to mention her engagement ring) to go on the run. She had been framed for the assassination of the president, and she realized that the best way to protect those she loved most from Amanda was to get out of Dodge. The good news is that Nikita’s absence from the U.S. won’t last long. We have an exclusive video that shows Nikita’s determination to get back to her team.

But first, why is she so ready to come back after three months on the run? We talked with Maggie Q about Nikita’s decision to return, her first run-in with Michael, and what we can expect from the series’ final six episodes:
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'CSI' sneak peek: 'This job is getting to you' -- VIDEO

In tomorrow’s episode of CSI on CBS, Peri Gilpin (Frasier) reprises her role as Ted Danson’s wife, who thinks it’s high time he turns in his walking papers at work!

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First reveal of the full cast for Adam Scott's 'The Greatest Event in Television History,' part 3

If you somehow managed to ignore its title and skip the first two episodes of the Adult Swim comedy series The Greatest Event in Television History, then don’t fret: You’re going to have another chance at greatness on Nov. 7 at midnight when part 3 premieres. Executive producer and costar Adam Scott called on pals Jon Hamm and Amy Poehler, respectively, for the first two episodes which document the hilarious behind-the-scenes birthing pains of the title event: shot-by-shot recreations of the opening sequences for the TV series Simon & Simon and Hart to Hart.
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'Top Gear' first look: Television can be fast and furious too -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

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Only four episodes into its fourth season last month, Top Gear — the show all about exotic cars and crazy stunts — took a brief hiatus. But as of Oct. 22, the History Channel show will be back and quite possibly faster than ever.

Top Gear, an import of the UK show by the same name, is hosted by Adam Ferrara, Tanner Foust and Rutledge Wood. This season, it’s about to dive into everything amphibious cars, electric cars, and even mid-life crisis cars have to offer. We have an exclusive first look at Top Gear‘s upcoming episodes, from crazy times at the race track to even crazier times out at sea. Check it out below:

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'Doctor Who' 50th anniversary special: First-look photos

The simulcast of the Doctor Who 50th anniversary special show “Day of the Doctor” is now just over a month away — unless, of course, you’ve popped ahead in your TARDIS to the future (in which case, NO SPOILERS!) Regardless, the BBC has just released the first batch of photos from the show, which feature current Doctor Matt Smith, former Doctor David Tennant, “mystery” Doctor John Hurt, Jenna Coleman, and Jemma Redgrave who plays the Brigadier’s daughter Kate Stewart.

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'Grimm' first look: Rescuing zombie Nick, and another Grimm coming to town? -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

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Grimm‘s second season ended with Nick being abducted and, unfortunately, turned into a zombie. Happens to the best of us, right?

So where will season 3 pick up? Right where things left off, with zombies still attacking the car. And although that scene might look familiar to viewers, Nick, on the other hand, seems to have undergone some changes with the whole becoming-a-zombie of it all. “I go berserk,” David Giuntoli says in our exclusive first-look video.

However, while Nick is busy being “mean” and “physically aggressive,” according to Giuntoli, the others find out he might not be the only Grimm in the world. Elsewhere, Monroe and Rosalee are getting hot and heavy, and Adalind is trying to find a way to get her powers back now that she’s pregnant.

Watch the cast talk about all of the season 3 action and (many) stunts in our exclusive video below:
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David Blaine returns to television with celebrity-filled ABC special -- EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS

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Are David Blaine’s magic tricks real? Can they be done anywhere? Those are the questions Blaine is addressing in his upcoming 90-minute special, David Blaine: Real or Magic, which EW has learned exclusively will premiere Tuesday, Nov. 19 at 9:30 p.m. on ABC.

After working mainly on stunts since 1999, Blaine recently decided it was once again time to stretch his magic-trick muscles on camera. The twist? He wanted to go into the homes of some of the world’s most famous people to get real reactions. From Kanye West to Katy Perry, Robert De Niro, Will Smith, Harrison Ford, George W. Bush, Olivia Wilde, Jamie Foxx, Aaron Paul, Bryan Cranston, and more, Blaine spent the past year making some of the most well-known people in the world question what’s real in the comfort of their own living rooms, kitchens, pools, and more.

“For this special, I wanted to focus only on the magic and the people, so for the first time in over a decade, I concentrated just on doing simple things that could be done anywhere to capture the reactions that I fell in love with,” Blaine tells EW.

And although Blaine knows a magic trick or two (or a thousand), his greatest feat might have been getting people like Stephen Hawking and Woody Allen to open their doors to him. “It was amazing to have the chance to perform magic for my heroes, people I respect and admire. I definitely owe a lot of favors for the rest of my life,” Blaine says.
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First Look: 'Super Fun Night' does Halloween -- EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS

It’s about to be a super fun Halloween.

Check out an exclusive first look at Super Fun Night‘s Halloween episode, in which Kimmie decides the office costume party is the perfect place to tell Richard how she feels. But how does she express her feelings? By dressing in a sexy costume, obviously. And in theory, it’s a good idea … until Kendall shows up with the same plan.

Elsewhere, the girls also get invited to a Halloween party at their apartment building. The more parties, the better, right?

Check out our exclusive photos below:
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'Survivor' host Jeff Probst grills 'Millers' writer John Cochran -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

First, John Cochran won Survivor. Then, he moved to L.A. to write for The Millers. And now, we’ve got an exclusive look at another installment of Surviving L.A., a four-part behind-the-scenes look at Cochran’s transition from island champion to Hollywood writer.

In the latest installment, Cochran meets the cast, forms his “main alliance” with Millers star Beau Bridges, and gets quizzed by Survivor host Jeff Probst. Cochran admits he uses the same “selfish instinct” in the writers’ room as he did on the island and says he has Survivor to thank for his success. Probst and Cochran then briefly geek out about Cheers co-creator James Burrows directing an episode of The Millers before Probst has to be on his way … leaving only his Probstégé behind.

Check in on how Cochran’s new life is treating him in the video below:
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See 'Bold and the Beautiful' actress as DIY star of HGTV -- VIDEO

When the Emmy-winning Heather Tom isn’t lathering up the suds on CBS’ The Bold and the Beautiful, she and her husband James are following in the footsteps of other celebrities (see: Bronson Pinchot, Vanilla Ice, Adam Carolla) who have parlayed their love for home renovation into a part-time TV career.

Tom stars in Renovation Unscripted, an HGTV show that, well — let’s have Tom explain it herself: “We never seem to make any money doing it. But we’re not in it to get rich! Both my husband and I bought houses, completely redid them, and then we started doing projects with friends, who recommended us to friends, and now we have actual clients. We can’t say no to these things. We design everything.”

The show airs Mondays. Have a look-see: READ FULL STORY

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