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'Last Comic Standing' adds judges Roseanne Barr and Keenen Ivory Wayans; J.B. Smoove to host

Wannabe comedy stars looking to make it big via NBC’s Last Comic Standing are going to have to win over a few icons first.

Roseanne Barr and Keenen Ivory Wayans will serve as celebrity judges on the eighth season of the reality competition, set to premiere May 22 at 9 p.m. ET. International comic superstar Russell Peters will join them at the judges’ table, while J.B. Smoove has been tapped as host. Wanda Sykes will serve as an executive producer on the season’s 13 one-hour episodes.

After a four-year hiatus, Last Comic Standing returns to NBC with a new format, too. The season will open with invitation-only auditions. A pool of 100 comics will be whittled down to 20; those contestants will compete in semifinal rounds. The Top 10 will move into “challenge rounds,” which will test the competitors’ sketch, improv and stand-up skills, as well as their ability to work both alone and in teams.

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'Rosemary's Baby': First three images from the NBC miniseries -- PHOTOS

Zoe Saldana is about to go through one hell of an onscreen pregnancy.

The actress is starring in the NBC miniseries Rosemary’s Baby, an adaptation of the 1967 best-selling novel by Ira Levin about a woman who becomes pregnant with the devil’s spawn. The four-hour series centers on young couple Rosemary (Saldana) and Guy (Suits star Patrick J. Adams), who move next door to a satanic coven. Above is the first poster promoting the reboot and below are EW’s exclusive images from the series, which come with the tagline “fear is born.”

The NBC miniseries shifts the story to Paris, which differs from the novel and Roman Polanski’s classic 1968 film version, starring Mia Farrow, which were set in New York. In the poster, the Eiffel Tower can be seen in the background, while Saldana sports a very Farrow-esque pixie cut. As for that retro-looking baby buggy…maybe the devil prefers vintage?

See the exclusive images below:

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NBC renews 'Grimm,' plus 2 more dramas

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NBC renewed three dramas Wednesday for another season: Sophomore procedural Chicago Fire, its freshman spinoff Chicago P.D. and Grimm, which will head into a fourth season.

The network previously picked up break out hit The Blacklist and fan favorite comedy Parks and Recreation as well as reality series The Voice and Celebrity Apprentice.

All three of the newly renewed dramas were predicted to return, though P.D. is doing pretty modestly in the ratings. Absent from the drama pickups list: Parenthood, Revolution and Hannibal. Of those three, Parenthood is considered very likely to come back.

Chicago Fire has averaged a 3.1 rating among adults 18-49 so far this season on Tuesday nights when including seven days of DVR playback. Chicago P.D. is averaging a 2.5 on Wednesdays. And on Friday nights, Grimm is holding up the fort with a 2.5.

Anna Kendrick, Seth Rogen to host 'Saturday Night Live'

It’s been awhile since NBC aired three new SNL episodes in a row — but the network announced Wednesday that after its current hiatus, the sketch show will return with a vengeance.

On March 29, previously announced host Louis C.K. will return to helm the show a second time. He’ll be joined by just-divulged musical guest Sam Smith, an English singer/songwriter whose debut album, In the Lonely Hour, will be released in the U.S. on June 17.

April 5 will see an SNL debut: Oscar nominee (and Pitch Perfect star) Anna Kendrick will host the show for the first time, with musical guest Pharrell Williams (making his first solo appearance on the show). Kendrick has several films coming out later this year, included the highly anticipated musicals The Last Five Years and Into the Woods. Williams, whose Oscar-nominated tune “Happy” is still topping the charts, released his last album, G I R L, earlier this month.

Finally, Seth Rogen will return to host for a third time April 12, with musical guest Ed Sheeran. Rogen’s comedy Neighbors, which costars Zac Efron and Rose Byrne, hits theaters May 9. Taylor Swift pal Sheeran is making his debut as musical guest; he plans to premiere the first single from his second album on SNL.

'The Voice' announces Chris Martin joining show via Snapchat

Contestants on The Voice are getting double the coaching this season as Coldplay’s Chris Martin joins the show to help Shakira, Usher, Blake Shelton, and Adam Levine coach their teams.

News of Martin’s involvement was first announced yesterday through Snapchat. At around 8 p.m. Tuesday night, The Voice’s Twitter sent out a post instructing followers to add “nbcthevoice” to their Snapchat contacts.

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Anthony LaPaglia to lead CBS terrorism drama, Josh Lucas cast in NBC's 'The Mysteries of Laura'

Three faces familiar to TV viewers have been confirmed as joining broadcast drama pilots slated for next season.

Anthony LaPaglia is returning to CBS to lead the network’s untitled terrorism drama from Nikki Toscano (Revenge) and Kerry Ehrin (Bates Motel). The actor, who could be seen on Without a Trace for seven seasons, will play a retired CIA operative-turned-high school football coach. When a catastrophic event hits Washington, D.C., he is pulled back into action to investigate the new generation of terrorists.

LaPaglia won a Golden Globe and earned Emmy and SAG nominations for his role as Jack Malone on CBS’s Without a Trace. He also won an Emmy for a guest spot on Frasier.

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'The Voice': Contestant pairings, song choices for first battle rounds -- EXCLUSIVE

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The blind auditions may be over for season 6 of NBC’s The Voice but as fans of the show know, the competition is just getting started. This Monday, contestants will compete in the first night of this season’s battle rounds, and we’ve got an exclusive sneak peek at which contestants will be going head-to-head and what songs they’ll be singing.

Read on to find out which contestants you can expect to see battling it out this coming Monday, March 17 at 8 p.m. ET on The Voice:
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Pablo Schreiber is returning to 'Law & Order: SVU' -- EXCLUSIVE

Paging Olivia Benson (Mariska Hargitay): your worst nightmare (yes, that worst nightmare) is about to come back.

EW has learned that Pablo Schreiber — who made Detective Benson’s life a living hell at the beginning of Law & Order: SVU‘s 15th season as psychotic killer rapist William Lewis — is returning to incite another round of terror. This time, his victim will be a 12-year-old girl, whom he’ll hold hostage with the intent of luring Benson back back into his clutches.

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NBC sets finale dates for 'Community,' 'Blacklist,' 'The Voice,' more

NBC has announced finale dates for several of its series, including breakout hit The Blacklist, Community, and singing competition The Voice. The network previously announced the April 24 date for the season finale of Parks and Recreation, which will feature a guest spot from first lady Michelle Obama.

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'About a Boy': Jason Katims, David Walton, and Minnie Driver talk new episodes, upcoming guest stars

When you’re really good at something, it’s easy to have an ego. Jason Katims is really good at taking films, like Friday Night Lights and Parenthood, and turning them into successful shows for NBC.

Luckily, Katims’ ego is in check and he’s moved over to the lighter side with the new comedy About a Boy, based on the 2002 film (which in turn was based on the Nick Hornby novel) about a man-child and the actual child he befriends next door. EW was at a special screening of two upcoming episodes of the series with Katims and stars David Walton and Minnie Driver. The trio talked about exciting guest stars for both FNL and Arrested Development fans, what else to expect for the remainder of the first season, and the creative benefits of working on television versus film. READ FULL STORY

'Growing Up Fisher' clip: Joyce Fisher gets asked out -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

Tuesday night marks NBC sitcom Growing Up Fisher‘s third episode, and we have a first look at what the quirky family is up to this week.

In the clip, Joyce is overjoyed when a supermarket employee asks her out. She says no (“Ouch. Lost to a Lean Cuisine,” the employee replies) — until her daughter (played by Ava Deluca-Verley) shows up, causing her to question her decision. Watch the clip below: READ FULL STORY

'Crisis' sneak peek: 'They want all of us' -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

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On March 16, NBC will premiere Crisis, the new drama starring Gillian Anderson, Dermot Mulroney, Lance Gross, and Rachael Taylor, which imagines what powerful parents can be convinced to do when their children are in danger. Below, watch a sneak peek of the ambush that sets the story in motion during a field trip for the students of Ballard High — the children of Washington, D.C.’s elite, among them the president’s son. READ FULL STORY

NBC's 'Believe': Watch the first two minutes

What perfect timing for Gravity director Alfonso Cuaron’s Oscar win! The newly minted Best Director will see his next project, NBC’s sci-fi drama Believe, premiere just over a week after the Academy Awards were held. And in the video below, featuring the first two minutes of the pilot that Cuaron co-wrote and directed, NBC is not shy in hyping the talent behind the camera:

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