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'SVU' first look: Amaro and Rollins are icy after his demotion

Amaro and Rollins ‘shippers are in for some bad news: It looks like Law & Order: Special Victims Unit’s budding couple are on the rocks now that Amaro is no longer on the SVU squad.

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'Bad Judge' taps Betsy Thomas to showrun after Liz Brixius' departure

Bad Judge has found a new showrunner: Betsy Thomas has been tapped to takeover duties for Liz Brixius, who exited the new NBC comedy earlier this month, EW has confirmed.

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NBC developing 'The Curse of the Fuentes Women' from Silvio Horta

NBC has given a script commitment to Silvio Horta’s magical realist The Curse of the Fuentes Women, EW has confirmed.

The Ugly Betty creator wrote and executive produced the one-hour drama, which comes from his Silent H Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television. The story follows a young man who washes up on Miami Beach, claiming to be a long-lost family member from Cuba. It looks at how his arrival subsequently affects grandmother Esperanza Fuentes, daughter Lola, and granddaughter Soledad, exploring memory, mythology, and destiny in the process.

 

Broadway star Kelli O'Hara joins 'Peter Pan Live' as Mrs. Darling

NBC’s upcoming telecast of Peter Pan Live has added another Broadway star to its lineup.

Five-time Tony nominee Kelli O’Hara (most recently of The Bridges of Madison County) has joined the cast as Mrs. Darling, the wife of no-nonsense George Darling (Christian Borle). Besides being the doting mother of the Darling children (who, let’s not forget, allows the dog to babysit), Mrs. Darling gets to sing one of the show’s ballads, the bedtime lullaby “Tender Shepherd.”

In addition to O’Hara’s casting, NBC has also announced the production team behind the Dec. 4 telecast. On board are choreographer Rob Ashford, director Glenn Weiss, musical director David Chase, production designer Derek McLane, costume designer Catherine Zuber, and lighting designer Robert A. Dickinson.

The three-hour live event stars Allison Williams as Peter Pan and Christopher Walken as Captain Hook.

'About a Boy' taps Chris Diamantopoulos as Fiona's love interest

Fiona may actually find love in the second season of About a Boy.

EW has learned exclusively that Chris Diamantopoulos will appear in at least two episodes as a love interest for Minnie Driver’s needy single mom.

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Benson tries to protect her foster child in 'Law & Order: SVU' promo

After 15 seasons, there isn’t much that Law & Order: SVU hasn’t done. But when the show returns for its 16th season, fans will get to see a new side of Detective Olivia Benson.

In a new promo for the season, Benson struggles to find a balance between being a foster mother and being a detective. And things only get more difficult when criminals start targeting the child as a way to get to her.

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'Graceland' star Serinda Swan lands major arc on 'Chicago Fire'

It sounds like there’s trouble in paradise for Servide and Lindsay.

Graceland’s Serinda Swan has landed a significant multi-episode arc on Chicago Fire as a potential love interest for Taylor Kinney’s hunky firefighter, EW has learned.

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NBC to adapt travel show based on South Korean 'Grandpas Over Flowers'

Bear Grylls is getting some company in the travel-variety show department on NBC, except with less of a death-defying quality.

According to Variety, NBC is set to produce a travel variety show adapted from the South Korean show, Grandpas Over Flowers, which is described in its trailer as “a new docu-reality entertainment format that takes you on the most adorable journey.” The Korean version of the show features four ‘grandpas’ over the age of 70, backpacking across Europe with the aid of an unassuming porter who also serves as a cook and driver. In a similar fashion, the American version will be called Better Late Than Never and will feature four distinguished actors backpacking across Asia with a young porter. READ FULL STORY

Adam Levine developing NBC comedy inspired by his childhood

Adam Levine is stepping behind the camera. The Voice judge and Maroon 5 frontman is developing a comedy inspired by his childhood for NBC, EW has confirmed.

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Netflix acquires 'The Blacklist' for $2 million per episode

It looks like The Blacklist will be rolling in the dough.

Netflix has acquired the streaming rights to the NBC crime procedural from Sony Pictures Television in a hefty $2 million fee per episode, EW has confirmed. Deadline first reported the news.

The $2 million price tag will be the largest per-episode fee paid by a subscription-based video-on-demand company for a television show. While Netflix gets the first window on the streaming rights to the show, Sony TV will also be selling The Blacklist to broadcast and cable networks for syndication. The show was a ratings hit for NBC, garnering strong viewership for a freshman drama, and securing a full 22-episode renewal for a second season.

'Night Court' alum cast as Lindsay's mom on 'Chicago P.D.'

We’re about to find out if Chicago P.D.’s Lindsay has mommy issues.

Night Court and Hearts Afire alum Markie Post has been tapped to play Erin Lindsay’s mom, Bunny, for a multi-episode arc on the NBC drama, EW has confirmed. A bartender in a dive bar, Bunny has been estranged from her daughter, but looks to reconnect now that she’s in a new relationship.

Post will first appear in the season 2 premiere, airing Sept. 24 at 10 p.m. on NBC.

Ding-dong! NBC's 'Wizard of Oz' show is dead

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Wizard of Oz fans at Comic-Con last month saw ads promoting an upcoming limited series called Emerald City, NBC’s long-gestating modern take on the magical land over the rainbow. Now that project is no longer moving forward.

EW has confirmed NBC has dropped a house on its plan to go down the Yellow Brick Road in prime-time, though producer Universal Television might still shop Emerald City around to other networks. The project had a straight-to-series 10-episode order in January with writers Josh Friedman (Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles) and Matt Arnold (Siberia). Sources say the network and writers ended up with creative differences on how best to execute the story. READ FULL STORY

'SNL' vet Rachel Dratch joins 'Parks and Recreation' for final season

Another Saturday Night Live alum is heading to Pawnee.

Rachel Dratch will appear in the final season of Parks and Recreation for at least one episode, with a potential to return, EW has learned exclusively.

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