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'Gotham' showrunner: Killing iconic characters not entirely off the table

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Could Gotham break from the Batman canon and kill off one of its iconic characters?

It’s not impossible. Showrunner Bruno Heller reveals that while he’s very reluctant to lose any cast member, his plan is to establish the Fox prequel series as firmly part of the Batman canon, and then start “messing with people’s minds” in unexpected ways.

Heller (Rome, The Mentalist) spoke to EW about how his break-out series has evolved from its earliest episodes, his reasoning behind the show’s villain strategy, and whether canonical characters are truly safe. (A few quotes from this interview appeared in previous stories this week, but this is the first time the entire conversation has been published.) READ FULL STORY

Spoiler Room: Scoop on 'Bates Motel,' 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine,' Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' and more

Welcome to the Spoiler Room, a safe place for spoiler addicts to come on a weekly basis to learn what’s coming next on their favorite shows—and, hopefully, get a few of their own questions answered. If you want scoop on a specific show, send your questions to spoilerroom@ew.com.

What’s in store for Norman on Bates Motel this season? — Chris
Norman may have passed the polygraph test in the season finale, but Romero won’t be off his trail for long. “Romero has closed that case,” Freddie Highmore tells me. “But in the third season, his suspicions are aroused once again by a certain incident, so that uncertainty around who Norman really is sparks off again in his mind.” I wonder if the incident has to do with the new tenant. READ FULL STORY

'Gotham': First Harvey Dent photos

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You won’t need to flip a coin to decide whether to look at these photos.

Here’s your exclusive first look at Gotham‘s Harvey Dent, played by Masters of Sex and Heroes alum Nicholas D’Agosto.

Dent is described as a “bright, charming, idealistic Assistant District Attorney whose sole mission is to eradicate the crime and corruption that has poisoned Gotham. Handsome, warm, and engaging, Dent is appealing, energetic, and full of light and life, even while taking on the worst Gotham has to offer. Although he will one day serve as the white knight Gotham needs so badly, Harvey Dent also gives us a fleeting glimpse of the hideous villain he will become — Two-Face.” READ FULL STORY

'Gotham' costume secrets: Revealing details you may have missed

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A huge amount of thought went into fall’s most lavishly costumed new show. Below Fox’s Gotham designer, Lisa Padovani, reveals the inspirations behind the clothing for Gotham City’s most notorious villains (and hero):
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'Gotham' stars and producer tease new friends and foes set to appear

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Gotham continues to populate its streets with familiar faces from the Batman universe. Villains like Two-Face and Victor Zsasz have already been announced, but the show’s producers and stars suggested a few more big names are on their way.

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Fox orders six additional episodes of 'Gotham'

It looks like the villains of Gotham will terrorize Jim Gordon and the GCPD for a little while longer.

Fox just announced that it has ordered six more episodes of the freshman series, raising its first season order to a total of 22 episodes.

While the Batman prequel series slipped slightly in the ratings in its second week, the show also enjoyed one of the fall’s strongest premieres.

Spoiler Room: Scoop on 'Walking Dead,' 'Gotham,' 'Originals' and more

Welcome to the Spoiler Room, a safe place for spoiler addicts to come on a weekly basis to learn what’s coming next on their favorite shows and, hopefully, get a few of their own questions answered. If you want scoop on a specific show, send your questions to spoilerroom@ew.com.

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'Gotham' casts Nicholas D'Agosto as Harvey Dent/Two-Face

The city of Gotham is about to welcome another villain into the mix.

Nicholas D’Agosto (Masters Of Sex) has been cast as Harvey Dent in Fox’s freshman drama Gotham, EW has confirmed. Those familiar with the Batman series will know that Dent becomes the hideous villain Two-Face. D’Agosto will recur for the rest of the first season with an option to become a regular in season 2.

Dent is described as a “bright, charming, idealistic Assistant District Attorney” trying to rid Gotham of its crime. Dexter alum David Zayas has already been tapped to play mob boss Salvatore Maroni, the man responsible for disfiguring Dent and his transformation. Aaron Eckhart played the role of Dent in Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight.

Gotham airs Mondays at 8 pm on Fox.

New 'Gotham' trailer previews entire season, introduces Victor Zsasz

If you thought the origin story of Gotham would be anything but dark and twisty, then you should take a moment and prepare yourself for what comes next.

In a new trailer for Gotham‘s first season, we get a more in-depth glimpse into the world that poor Jim Gordon is trying to save. From Bruce Wayne’s attempts to “understand how Gotham works” to Oswald Cobblepot’s journey from bad to worse, the trailer offers insight into a world we’ve only just begun to understand.

And in addition to the characters and themes we already know, the trailer also introduces Victor Zsasz, along with a rivalry between Falcone and Maroni, and finally, plans to tear down Arkham Asylum for Arkham City. From there, comic fans can pull out a number of other teases:

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Watch this, DVR that: Your guide to Monday's perfect night of TV

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In our fall TV preview, we broke down each day into what to watch live and what to DVR. Here’s your Fall Sunday night game plan:

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The Riddler on 'Gotham' villain theories and going green

The first season of Fox’s ambitious new comic-book drama Gotham is all about the Penguin’s rise to power, but there’s another would-be villain lurking in the shadows. Cory Michael Smith plays Ed Nygma, the man who will become Gotham City’s quiz-happy Riddler… eventually.

For now, Ed’s a forensic scientist working with Gotham PD, which adds a twist of intrigue to his inevitable transformation into villainy. On the show’s Brooklyn set, EW sat down with Smith to get a hint of what we can expect from his Riddler.

EW: How do other Riddlers come into play for your interpretation?
CORY MICHAEL SMITH: Well, there’s Frank Gorshin, of course, whose performance was lauded. I’ve seen clips of him and his work, and I have great respect for his contribution to that show and how celebrated it is, but I certainly haven’t watched enough that it would actually impact the choices I make. And I never watched Batman Forever so I haven’t seen Jim Carrey’s performance.

No way. You never saw Carrey as the Riddler?
The thing is, he’s one of my idols! I love him, I think he’s brilliant, and as a kid he was a huge reason why I wanted to be an actor. But I’ve never seen Batman Forever. And I think it was really just the universe telling me not to watch it because this is my fate. [Laughs] I’m essentially paying most attention to the comics. READ FULL STORY

Ben McKenzie previews the 'swift and brutal' world of 'Gotham'

In today’s world of comic-book remakes, it’s rare that an actor gets to portray multiple characters within any given universe. It’s even more rare that an actor gets to take part in a story that hasn’t been told before. But Ben McKenzie has done both.

In 2011, McKenzie got the chance to voice an animated Bruce Wayne in Batman: Year One, and three years later, he’s playing a young James Gordon in Fox’s upcoming series, Gotham. And despite the fact that Gotham is a prequel and therefore telling a new story, McKenzie is very aware of the “high bar” that exists for his character. But thankfully, McKenzie wasn’t asked to do what Gary Oldman did in Christopher Nolan’s films or what Bryan Cranston did in Year One. Instead, when McKenzie went to lunch with DC Comics chief creative officer Geoff Johns, they talked about McKenzie’s responsibility to the character, part of which was making Gordon “fresh.” So the next question was: How does one do that? READ FULL STORY

'Gotham' deemed 'most promising' new fall show

For the second year in a row, the Television Critics Association is betting on a superhero show. The TCA named Fox’s Gotham, which focuses on the origin stories of Commissioner Gordon and Batman’s legendary foes, the “most promising” new show of the fall TV season. The CW’s Jane the Virgin and Showtime’s The Affair came in second and third in the TCA poll. Gotham was also deemed the most promising drama, followed by The Affair and ABC’s How to Get Away with Murder, starring Viola Davis. ABC’s Black-ish topped the list on the comedy side, beating out Jane and NBC’s A to Z.

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