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'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.

'The Blacklist' nabs 'Americans' star Lee Tergesen

Mary-Louise Parker hasn’t even appeared on The Blacklist yet—and already she’s getting a love interest.

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Chuck Todd takes over hosting duties on 'Meet the Press'

Chuck Todd has been named the new host of Meet the Press, EW has confirmed.

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NBC's new pilot 'A to Z' is available to stream online

Waiting for September/October in order to watch fall pilots is one of the more challenging things television addicts have to face every year. That, and dealing with the grief of losing a character that they love. But the good news is that there’s a solution for the first problem.

NBC has teamed up with Clear Channel Media and Entertainment to offer its new pilot A to Z online. As in, you can stream it right now on Clear Channel’s digital properties and apps, along with NBC.com, the NBC app, Hulu, and more.

A to Z stars Ben Feldman and Cristin Milioti as Andrew and Zelda, a pair of young professionals who start dating. The show tells the entirety of their love story, and you can start at the beginning now, by watching an extended version of the pilot below.

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NBC reaches a deal on new Bill Cosby comedy

Bill Cosby is returning to television.

EW has confirmed that NBC has made a deal for an untitled family comedy starring Cosby and written by Mike O’Malley. According to Deadline, the show will follow Cosby as Jonathan Franklin, “a patriarch of a multi-generational family who shares his many years of wit, wisdom and experience to help his daughters, sons-in-law and grandchildren navigate their complicated modern lives.”

The show is reportedly being eyed for summer or fall of 2015 with O’Malley set to executive produce alongside Mike Sikowitz.

Christian Borle may play Smee, Mr. Darling in NBC's 'Peter Pan'

First Nazis, now pirates! At least one cast member from The Sound of Music is nearing a deal to star in NBC’s follow-up musical presentation, Peter Pan Live.

Christian Borle, the Tony-winning actor who played Max Dettweiler in 2013’s The Sound of Music Live! opposite Carrie Underwood, is in talks to star in NBC’s live production of Peter Pan as Smee and Mr. Darling, as first reported by Deadline. NBC could not confirm whether the deal had in fact been closed, but producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron tweeted their own welcome to Borle.

No, he wouldn’t be running around doing costume changes—the role of Mr. Darling appears in the first and last acts of the show, when the children are still at the nursery before and after their adventures in Neverland. Traditionally in some productions, the actor who plays Captain Hook also plays Mr. Darling (a symbolic manifestation of the perils of ‘growing up’). In NBC’s broadcast production, Christopher Walken will play Captain Hook, so it’s Borle who will pull double-duty as Hook’s bumbling first mate Smee.

Another bit of trivia: Borle won the 2012 Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play for his raucous role in Broadway’s Peter and the Starcatcher, a revisionist Peter Pan origin story in which he played the pirate Black Stache, who would eventually go on to be Captain Hook.

Peter Pan Live will star Girls actress Allison Williams as the titular hero, with additional casting still to be announced. NBC will broadcast the three-hour event live on December 4.

NBC renews 'Undateable' for second season

It looks like the men of Undateable will have another year to perfect their courting habits.

EW has confirmed that NBC has picked up the half-hour comedy for a second season. The show, which premiered in May, stars Chris D’Elia, Brent Morin, Ron Funches and Rick Glassman as four friends who find the whole dating thing a bit challenging. But if D’Elia has his way, he’ll get a spaceship out of this:

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