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'Falling Skies' season 4 finale: Showrunner David Eick answers your burning questions

Falling Skies wrapped up its fourth season Sunday with what may be the show’s most hopeful yet most enigmatic season closer.

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Danai Gurira of 'The Walking Dead' on the 'ferocity' of Michonne in season 5

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Let’s be honest: Michonne’s timing kind of sucks. Just when the loner with the samurai sword starts opening herself up to others and trusting people, she ends up locked in a train car by people who may or may not want to eat her. So, it’s not exactly kumbaya time, is what we’re getting at.

Keeping all that in mind, what kind of Michonne can we expect to see in season 5 (which kicks off Oct. 12 on AMC)? Actress Danai Gurira says that there will be an internal struggle as Michonne will feel pulled in two different directions. “She does yearn for something more stable in life,” Gurira told us while taking a break from posing for her new EW Walking Dead cover. “She really believes that Carl needs something more stable than where they are and what they have been experiencing, but also she’s very committed to what has to be done. She’s a woman who does what has to be done, so that involves a lot of ferocity.” READ FULL STORY

'Falling Skies': Noah Wyle teases an 'insane' mission in season finale

As alien-filled as it is, Falling Skies has kept its characters Earth-bound throughout the show’s four years on TNT. But it appears that’s about to change. The 2nd Mass’ latest strategy for winning back their planet is rocketing themselves beyond Earth’s atmosphere — to the Espheni power converter on the moon.

The mission-to-the-moon storyline came from the show’s executive producer, a guy you may have heard of: “That was Mr. Spielberg’s idea,” Noah Wyle told EW.

Wyle (Tom Mason) admitted that crafting that storyline was a challenge. With Falling Skies‘ fourth season nearing its big finish, Wyle talked to EW about shooting for the moon, about recent character deaths, and about what fans can expect from the season finale, which airs Sunday.

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'Doctor Who': Meet new cast member Sam Anderson

When Sam Anderson booked the recurring role of teacher Danny Pink on the long-running British time travel show Doctor Who, he couldn’t wait to spread the good news. “I got the call and was like, ‘Woah, man, I got Doctor Who!'” the actor says. “My agent rang again. ‘Don’t tell anyone!’ I was like, ‘I just told a roomful of people!’ But luckily it was a couple of actors and some jazz musicians, who really couldn’t care less. So I wasn’t too worried.”

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'The Walking Dead' cast reveals how they would like their characters to die

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Shane. Dale. Lori. Merle. Andrea… Need we go on? No character on The Walking Dead is ever safe. That much has been proven. But how would the still-living cast members like to see their characters go if and when their time comes? Well, there’s only one way to find out. Ask them. So I did. Here’s how many of The Walking Dead actors see their final moments on the show.

[NOTE & SPOILER ALERT: Some of these characters have already died in the comic book on which the show is based. A few of the actors may reference that, so if you do not want any clues as to who has died in the comic, then stop reading right now. But also keep in mind that the TV version often changes things dramatically. For instance, Hershel’s beheading at the prison actually happened to a different character in the comic that is still alive and well on the TV show. So things don’t always match up.] Okay, spoiler alert over. Now, let’s find out how the cast would like their various demises to go down. Also note that Norman Reedus kind of cheats on his answer. CHEATER! READ FULL STORY

Watch the 'Walking Dead' cast prank Andrew Lincoln

The Walking Dead cast is like one big happy family. But that doesn’t mean these folks are above having some fun at each other’s expense. Just take our Entertainment Weekly Walking Dead cover shoot, for example. During a hot summer day on the Terminus set — where the shoot took place — we asked the actors to tell us something about Andrew Lincoln that he doesn’t want anyone to know. We weren’t sure if they would answer that. After all, Andrew Lincoln is a swell guy! Everyone loves Andrew Lincoln! Would they really betray his trust like that? It turns out they were all too happy to comply.

Check out Norman Reedus, Lauren Cohan, Steven Yeun, and Danai Gurira totally selling their costar out. Is what they say true, or just all made up in an effort to further embarrass the man who plays Rick Grimes? Watch the video below and judge for yourself. Also, click here to purchase any or all of EW’s special Walking Dead collector’s edition covers. And for more Walking Dead scoop, follow Dalton on Twitter @DaltonRoss. READ FULL STORY

'The Walking Dead' first look: Seth Gilliam as Father Gabriel Stokes

Executive producers Scott M. Gimple and Robert Kirkman told Entertainment Weekly that we will be meeting several new characters in season five of The Walking Dead—some from the comic book and some not. Well, we’ve got your exclusive first look at one such newbie right here, and it is a big one: Father Gabriel Stokes. Introduced in issue #61, in the comic Father Gabriel offers the survivors shelter in his church as he attempts to atone for past sins. Will his introduction on the TV show mirror that of the comic, or could Gabriel somehow be connected to the folks at Terminus? Viewers will find out after season five debuts on Oct. 12. But in addition to this first look photo, we also spoke to the man who will be playing Father Gabriel, Seth Gilliam, about how he landed the part, whether he read the source material, and what it’s been like to join the show.

EW: Why don’t you start by telling me about the casting process and how you ended up on this show as Father Gabriel.
SETH GILLIAM: I actually did not realize I was reading for the role of Father Gabriel during the casting process. The sides were for a school guidance counselor named Michael, who had an issue with a couple of his students. I had not seen the show before I was cast on the show. So I just thought, Okay, I guess they’ve discovered some guy who’s holed up at a school or something like that and was carrying around this horrible exchange that he had with his students. [Laughs] READ FULL STORY

'The Walking Dead': Watch an exclusive NSFW deleted scene with Hershel, Michonne, and the Governor

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Bad things happened to poor Hershel Greene last season on The Walking Dead, culminating in a standoff at the prison. But what if we could see more of Hershel in the fateful hours leading up to that encounter? Well, now we can in this exclusive deleted scene from the “Too Far Gone” episode that can be found on The Walking Dead: The Complete Fourth Season DVD and Blu-ray sets being released on Aug. 26. (The sets also include other deleted scenes, featurettes, and commentary tracks, while the Blu-ray contains two extended episodes. There’s even a limited edition Tree Walker Blu-ray set that looks especially rad.)

In this particular scene, we see a bound Hershel and Michonne being held prisoner by the Governor and watched over by his hotheaded lackey Mitch, who refers to the duo as “a one-legged Santa Claus and a rasta bitch.” Then Mitch moves on from rude to crude, discussing various sexual acts with particularly salty language that…well, I’m not going to repeat it, but you can watch for yourself. You can also see how such talk results in repercussions from both Michonne and the Governor. Who’s the bitch now, Mitch?!?

Check out the excusive deleted scene in the video player below, and for more Walking Dead intel, follow me on Twitter @DaltonRoss. READ FULL STORY

Will Peter Jackson ever direct 'Doctor Who'?

Director Peter Jackson is a longtime fan of Doctor Who, and last year told EW he would dearly love to direct an episode of the long-running British science-fiction show, which returns to BBC America on Aug. 23. “They don’t even have to pay me,” Jackson said. “But I have got my eye on one of those nice new gold-colored Daleks.”

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Which old 'Doctor Who' monsters does Peter Capaldi want to bring back?

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We know Peter Capaldi’s Time Lord will encounter both Daleks and Cybermen in the forthcoming season of science fiction show Doctor Who, which premieres on BBC America Aug. 23. But what other old monsters from would Capaldi like to see return during his tenure in the TARDIS?

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'Doctor Who': Special TV programming and cinema screenings announced

Do you want to watch Doctor Who on the big screen? Or on the small screen in a big way? Then we’ve got good news. BBC America announced today it is marking the start of the long-running science fiction show’s new season—the first to star actor Peter Capaldi at the controls of the TARDIS—with both cinema screenings and special TV programming.

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'The Walking Dead': Robert Kirkman says 'I got a pretty good idea when all of them are dying'

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The cast members of The Walking Dead live in almost constant fear that their character could be killed off at any time. Why, even when folks like Norman Reedus get calls from the producers hiring them for other jobs they still think they are getting bad news. Perhaps making them even more paranoid about their livelihood is the news that The Walking Dead creator already has the cast on death watch, complete with a timetable of all of their demises.

When Robert Kirkman stopped by Entertainment Weekly Radio (SiriusXM, Channel 105) while out at Comic Con, Jessica Shaw and I asked him about how tough it is to say goodbye to someone when they are killed off the show. “It’s kinda worse than that,” says Kirkman. “Because I got a pretty good idea when all of them are dying. To a certain extent, if we follow the comic, like possibly even more than [showrunner] Scott [Gimple] knows.”

Kirkman then began pointing at imaginary bodies around the room to illustrate his point. “So I’m always like…two years, three years, six months, two weeks, oh, God this is awful! It’s really rough. Doing the comic, it was fine because it was just lines on a paper. Whatever. We’re killing that guy. Cool. But the show, it sucks because we all work together, we hang out, and have a great time. But, you know, the story’s gotta get done and people gots to die, as I like to say. It’s pretty rough.”

Even worse, Kirkman and Gimple cannot tell the castmembers in question when their number is up in case plans change last minute. “You can’t tell ’em,” says Kirkman. “Because we change our minds all the time. And that’s the other really bad thing about it. We can’t really give them that much warning because there’s always a chance that we’ll get into actually writing the scripts after we plan things out and we’re like, ‘Nope, that character’s living.’ Which has happened many times. So we don’t want to have many false news giving situations.”

To hear more from Kirkman about season 5 of The Walking Dead, his new movie AIR (with Norman Reedus), and why he loves The Walking Dead Monopoly, click on the audio player below to hear our entire interview. And for more Walking Dead intel, follow me on Twitter @DaltonRoss.


Jenna Coleman of 'Doctor Who' talks about new season's guest stars

One of the great things about travel is the people you meet—especially if you’re traveling in a TARDIS. From Timothy Dalton to David Morrissey to Michael Gambon to Kylie Minogue, Doctor Who has welcomed a raft of guest stars over the years. That tradition is being continued in the new season, the first to star Peter Capaldi as the Time Lord, which premieres on BBC America Aug. 23. EW asked Who actress Jenna Coleman, who plays the Doctor’s traveling companion Clara Oswald on the show, to talk about working with three of the season’s new faces.

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