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Spoiler Room: Scoop on 'Agent Carter,' 'Glee,' 'Grey's,' and more

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The failings of 'Gotham'

Gotham, the sprawling serial set in Batman’s dingy and decadent haunt prior to his dark knight days, returns tonight with a jump-aboard for new viewers and a throat-clearing for the initiated.

Our hero, Jim Gordon (Ben McKenzie), starts his new assignment patrolling the mean, mad environs of Arkham Asylum—a loser beat, punishment for trying to be a straight-arrow cop in a crooked city. His partnership with morally sketchy detective Harvey Bullock (Donal Logue) has been rebooted. Bullock now looooves Jim—gone is their tediously tempestuous rapport, at least this week—and is desperate to have him back on the force. Gordon also gains a new booster (and love interest?) in Dr. Leslie Tompkins, an Arkham physician played by Morena Baccarin in a thin role unworthy of the talent she demonstrated in Homeland and Firefly—but her presence and wit are welcome nonetheless.

The many mobster bosses, underbosses and wannabe bosses that rule Gotham and scheme against each other for clout and turf—The Penguin (Robin Lord Taylor), Fish Mooney (Jada Pinkett Smith), Butch (Drew Powell), Carmine Falcone (John Doman), Sal (David Zayas)—are given a handful of scenes that restate who they are and what they want and how they relate to each other. The show’s most provocative and problematic storyline—Gordon’s neglected, imperiled, sexually confused fiancé Barbara (Erin Richards) and her rekindled romance with detective Renee Montoya (Victoria Cartagena)—takes a turn. Meanwhile, Lil’ Selina Kyle (Camren Bicondoba) does some proto-Catwoman things with Lil’ Poison Ivy (Clare Foley). It’s cute, in a Muppet Babies kind of way. Other things happen, too. One thug kills another thug. A conscious uncoupling occurs. Gotham is a very, very busy place.

It’s also not a very good show. READ FULL STORY

Dr. Leslie Thompkins meets Jim Gordon in exclusive 'Gotham' sneak peek

When Gotham returns, Jim Gordon will be swapping his detective badge for a blue uniform … and a new relationship? It’s possible.

Now working at Arkham, Jim quickly meets Dr. Leslie Thompkins, played by Morena Baccarin. And according to Baccarin, they start out as friends, but that’s not to say they won’t become more than that. “He’s a very complicated man,” she said with a laugh. READ FULL STORY

'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

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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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