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'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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Ron Rifkin, Hoda Kotb, Brian D'Arcy James, others head to 'SVU'

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit is loading up on guest stars.

Today’s Hoda Kotb is set to appear as herself in an episode that includes Ron Rifkin (Alias), Brian D’Arcy James (Smash), Stevie Lynn Jones (Crisis), and Dana Wheeler-Nicholson (Friday Night Lights), EW has learned exclusively.

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Megan Mullally and Natalie Morales returning for final season of 'Parks and Recreation'

It sounds like love will be in the air when Parks and Recreation returns for its final season.

Megan Mullally and Natalie Morales are both set to reprise their roles for the final season of Parks and Rec, EW has learned.

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'American Ninja Warrior' producer: How Kacy Catanzaro changed our show forever

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Could the first American to beat NBC’s Ninja Warrior course be a woman?

Ex-gymnast Kacy Catanzaro first shattered American Ninja Warrior’s plexiglass ceiling by becoming the first female competitor in six seasons to complete the show’s brutal preliminary obstacle course. Then she completed the show’s near-insane semi-finals course to secure a spot in the upcoming Las Vegas finals. The 24-year-old’s inspiring performance became an online sensation, racking up 8 million views on YouTube alone. (If you’re a woman, it makes you want to go the gym. If you’re a man, it makes you really want to go the gym).

Catanzaro is set to run the national finals course on NBC, which begins its Las Vegas coverage tonight (with repeats airing Tuesdays on Esquire Network). We spoke with the show’s executive producer Kent Weed about the history of female competitors on the show and the delicate issue of the contest’s built-in gender skew — the competition favors men, yet it’s the unrelenting physical challenge of the course that also make the contest uniquely inspiring and has led to Catanzaro becoming a break-out star.

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'Devil's Advocate' TV series in development at NBC

A legal drama based on a movie ,featuring the devil? Definitely sounds like a TV series pitch.

Warner Bros. TV is developing a prime-time version of the 1997 Keanu Reeves and Al Pacino film The Devil’s Advocate for NBC, EW has confirmed. The movie, based on a novel by Andrew Neiderman, starred Reeves as an ambitious young attorney hired by a law firm ruled by a particularly devilish senior partner (Pacino)—sort of like The Firm with Satan instead of a mob boss.

A potential downside: Satanic TV projects haven’t been doing so hot lately. ABC’s 666 Park Ave. lasted less than one season, while NBC’s own Rosemary’s Baby reboot flopped. There’s also the viability question: Does this concept really work as a weekly series? Still, with its law firm setting, Devil’s Advocate has a procedural element that could make it more viable than those other two recent titles.

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