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Fox to reformat, shrink 'American Idol'

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American Idol is getting downsized for next year’s 14th season.

Fox’s entertainment chairman Kevin Reilly told reporters Monday that the iconic singing competition show will be “streamlined” next year and will have a new format.

“We always built our second season around Idol,” Reilly said. “Next year, the format will be different. There will be less hours, around 37 hours. I think it will be a two-night format initially during the audition phase, and will quite likely end up as a two-hour show on one night for most of its run.” Idol has been airing 50-plus hours for “quite some time” says Reilly.

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'Mulaney': First cast photos from Fox's new hot comedy -- EXCLUSIVE

Fox is betting on its new sitcom Mulaney. The network Tuesday ordered 10 more episodes of the show — bringing its total to 16 — from Saturday Night Live scribe and stand-up comic John Mulaney. The series, about a rising stand-up comedian (Mulaney) trying to take his career to the next level, also stars comedy legends Martin Short (who plays his boss) and Elliott Gould (his neighbor), as well as SNL alum Nasim Pedrad, Seaton Smith, and Zack Pearlman, who play his three NYC roommates.

Mulaney shoots before a live audience, something that was very important to John. “I wanted to do the type of live-audience multi-camera sitcoms that I grew up on, and I have been working in stand-up and have been performing for live audiences,” he told EW. “And obviously, SNL is on a set in front of a live audience. I was used to writing for and judging stuff by a live audience, and I love the energy of it.” He says of comparisons to another show centered on a stand-up comedian, the iconic Seinfeld: “If we are a 10th as good as they are, we will be lucky.”

Check out EW’s exclusive first look at the cast in action below: READ FULL STORY

Fox orders 10 more episodes of new sitcom 'Mulaney'

Fox has faith in John Mulaney.

The network has its extended its order for Mulaney, the sitcom starring the Saturday Night Live writer, from 6 episodes to 16. The comedian tweeted about the news early Wednesday morning:

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Fox developing series about Boston Marathon tragedy

Fox is developing an event series about the bombings that took place at the 2013 Boston Marathon.

Rod Lurie will serve as writer, director, and executive producer of the untitled project, based on the book Long Mile Home: Boston Under Attack, the City’s Courageous Recovery, and the Epic Hunt for Justice by Boston Globe reporters Scott Helman and Jenna Russell.

The four-hour drama “follows the heartbreak, terror, and triumph on Boston’s tragic Marathon day and the week that followed, told through the eyes of various Bostonians who would not let their city’s fighting spirit die,” according to its official logline.

Helman and Russell were part of the Boston Globe team that was awarded a Pulitzer Prize for its reporting on the twin bombings, which killed three people and injured 275 on April 15, 2013. The authors will act as consultants on the series. READ FULL STORY

See duped gals in Fox's 'I Wanna Marry Harry'

Did the promotional model, preschool teacher and Miss Los Angeles knew what hit them?

Fox is about to launch its (pretty freakin’ awesome) answer to the Bachelor franchise — a show in which a bunch of babes are dropped off at an English castle and promised the chance to date a prince. Guess who he looks like?

This, we understand, was one of the last reality shows developed by reality show guru Mike Darnell before he left Fox — and all we can say is that it makes us miss that crazy little bastard even more.

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Fox developing 'Nazareth', a series about Jesus' coming of age

The Bible continues to inspire Hollywood.

Fox is developing Nazareth, an “event series” documenting the formative years of Jesus.

Written and executive produced by Gladiator scribe David Franzoni, the miniseries will focus on Jesus of Nazareth’s “lost years,” the period between ages 12 and 30, which is not described in the New Testament.

The series is part of an overall deal with Bob Cooper’s Landscape Entertainment, which is producing Nazareth with FX Productions and Entertainment One. Franzoni and Eleven Films’ Jamie Campbell and Joel Wilson will serve as executive producers alongside Cooper. READ FULL STORY

'I Wanna Marry 'Harry" promo: 'Prince Harry, Harry Potter, I don't care!' -- VIDEO

American women will do just about anything for a fairytale royal wedding. Also, they don’t seem to keep up with the news much. At least, that’s what Fox’s new reality show, I Wanna Marry “Harry”, is counting on.

I Wanna Marry “Harry”, brought to us by the folks who dreamed up Joe Millionaire, follows 12 American women as they compete to win the heart of a guy who sort of looks like Prince Harry — but whom they wholeheartedly believe to be Prince Harry. (Apparently they didn’t know about the quotation marks in the show’s title.)

Of course, by the time the show wraps, the women will find out the truth– and likely make viewers bemoan the state of society. Regardless, it will definitely be an interesting ride.

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'Surviving Jack': Christopher Meloni and Rachael Harris talk new sitcom and why '90s grunge was so important

From boy bands to Spice Girls to Steve Madden shoes – who doesn’t love the ’90s?

Christopher Meloni and Rachael Harris sure do, or at least are doing a great job of pretending in their new Fox sitcom Surviving Jack, which debuts Thursday at 9:30 p.m. ET. The show, about a doctor and former military man who takes over parenting duties for his teenage children when his wife goes to law school in 1991, is full of the decade’s style and attitude — something the stars are very comfortable with. READ FULL STORY

New Fox series 'I Wanna Marry 'Harry": Real Americans compete for fake prince's heart

Joe Millionaire lives!

Well, sort of. EW has confirmed that Fox will soon debut a new reality series called I Wanna Marry “Harry,” in which a dozen American ladies will compete for the heart of a man they’ve been led to believe is Prince William’s ginger-haired younger brother. In actuality, though, they’re courting Matthew Hicks, “an average English bloke” who’s been given “the royal treatment and an upper crust makeover.”

The series shares more than a little DNA with Fox’s seminal 2003 reality competition Joe Millionaire – which makes sense, since both shows were initially developed by former Fox executive Mike Darnell. (According to Deadline, Darnell brought “Harry” to the network before leaving Fox last spring.)

“Harry” is set to premiere Tuesday, May 27 at 8 p.m. ET, likely with a pilot that features Lorde’s “Royals” at least once. Here’s hoping the show won’t be too (faux) refined to engage in a little bit of subtitled smooching as well:

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'The Mindy Project' at PaleyFest: 6 things we learned about that kiss, that dance, and more

The Mindy Project is back next week! I repeat: The Mindy Project is back next week!

We’ve been patiently waiting for our Shulman & Associates fix since January, but enough is enough. After the midseason finale fireworks — as Mindy flew back to New York to get Cliff back, Danny grabbed her for a passionate mile-high make-out sesh — it’s a wonder we haven’t combusted from the anticipation. To help you hold out one more week, the Mindy cast hit PaleyFest at Hollywood’s Dolby Theatre on Tuesday night for a revealing and laugh-filled panel.

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Seth MacFarlane talks 'Cosmos': Show focuses on lesser-known theorists -- VIDEO

If you’re looking for a show about Einstein and other big names in science, Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey isn’t for you. That’s because the new show, hosted by Neil deGrasse Tyson, focuses on the lesser-known names who had a big impact.

Executive producer Seth MacFarlane spoke about this in a Sirius XM Town Hall, hosted by Entertainment Weekly editor Matt Bean.

In clips of the chat below, MacFarlane talks about new discoveries he made, including the story of Dominican monk Giordano Bruno. Bruno, who was featured in the show’s first episode, is thought to be one of the first to theorize that other stars and planets exist besides earth.

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Fox cancels 'Raising Hope'

Raising Hope is saying goodbye. Fox announced Monday that it will air two back-to-back new episodes to end the comedy’s four-season run on April 4.

The series finale will begin with “How I Met Your Mullet” which will guest star Lesley Nicol (Downton Abbey), followed by “The Father Daughter Dance” featuring Jeffrey Tambor. It will also include a musical performance by Kenny Loggins.

Raising Hope has averaged 2.7 million viewers this season and a 1.0 rating in 18-49.

“On behalf of myself, Greg Garcia and Raising Hope‘s amazing cast and crew, I would like to thank our audience for tuning in and supporting us over the last four seasons,” said executive producer Mike Mariano in a statement. “We planned our Season 4 finale with this possibility in mind, and hope our loyal fans enjoy the way we’ve chosen to say goodbye to the Chances and to Natesville.  Thanks again, and we’ll see you in syndication.”

“Getting to know and love the Chance family on Raising Hope has been a sweet, hilarious ride,” added Fox chief Kevin Reilly in a statement. “Thanks to the incredibly talented cast – along with Greg, Mike and the entire crew – for making us laugh for four fantastic seasons.”

Raising Hope, which was created by Garcia, bowed in the fall of 2010 and stars Martha Plimpton, Cloris Leachman, Garret Dillahunt, Lucas Neff, Shannon Woodward and Gregg Binkley. New episodes begin airing this Friday at 9:30 p.m. on Fox.

'The Simpsons' quietly bids farewell to Mrs. Krabappel: Watch her final scene

When Marcia Wallace passed away last year after a 28-year battle with breast cancer, fans of The Simpsons mourned the loss of the series’ beloved, wisecracking teacher Edna Krabappel — whom Wallace had voiced for 24 years.

Executive producer Al Jean promised that the character would be retired, and The Simpsons has since paid homage to Wallace in a few brief instances: in a November episode, Bart remembered his teacher in a somber opening chalkboard gag, and a holiday opening credits sequence featured Krabappel sporting angel wings in a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it moment.

But at the end of the March 10 episode “The Man Who Grew Too Much,” the show dedicated its tag to what appears to be Mrs. Krabappel’s final appearance. The scene finds Ned Flanders — who married Bart’s perennial fourth grade teacher in a 2012 episode — wearing a black armband and tenderly remembering his late wife. And naturally, we hear her signature laugh echo one last time.

Watch the touching moment below, courtesy of the folks at Vulture (the official version is only available via Hulu Plus). We’ll miss you, Edna. READ FULL STORY

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