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'American Horror Story': Kathy Bates and Angela Bassett approached to return for season 4 -- EXCLUSIVE

This season of American Horror Story has seen the delicious additions of Kathy Bates and Angela Bassett to the cast, playing immortal archenemies Madame LaLaurie and Marie Laveaux, respectively. Now it looks like Coven might not be the last time we see the pair on the FX franchise: Series co-creator Ryan Murphy tells EW exclusively that he wants both stars to return for season 4, which was just announced.

“I have approached them and they wanna do it,” says Murphy. He adds, “That’s very exciting when you can work with A.) actresses you’ve always idolized and B.) those two are loving this season. They love what they get to do. Kathy Bates sent the writers a basket of plush toys all in the shapes of disemboweled organs. It doesn’t get better than when an Oscar winner sends you a grab bag of stuffed pancreas to say ‘Thank you and job well done.’”

Steve Carell developing cop comedy for TBS

Steve Carell and his wife/actress Nancy have come up with a new comedy for TBS.

Dubbed Tribeca, the power couple sold a single-camera comedy pilot that takes a satirical look at a police procedural anchored by Angie Tribeca , a 10-year veteran of the LAPD’S elite RHCU (Really Heinous Crimes Unit).

According to TBS, the half-hour pilot will “explore an eccentric but brilliant group of people who investigate crime, reveal way too much personal information, and refuse to rest until justice has been served…sort of. These dedicated men and women are more than counter-intuitive; they are non-intuitive.”

Steve Carell has multiple producing credits, including serving as an EP on his long-running NBC comedy The Office and as a producer on the movie he also starred in, Crazy, Stupid Love.

'American Horror Story': Ryan Murphy on the latest 'Coven' and 'the most shocking thing we've ever done' -- EXCLUSIVE


American Horror Story always pulls out the stops for its Halloween-themed episodes and the most recent Coven was no exception. Human dolls. Voodoo zombies. Leslie Jordan as a man-witch. It was possibly AHS: Coven‘s most surprising (and funny) episode to date. EW broke it down with co-creator Ryan Murphy in our exclusive chat.

CBS considering 'How I Met Your Mother' spin-off

How I Met Your Mother may be in the midst of its final season but CBS is exploring a possible spin-off.

EW has confirmed that HIMYM creators Carter Bays and Craig Thomas and former Up All Night EP Emily Spivey have pitched a female-led half-hour comedy called How I Met Your Father. Like HIMYM, it would feature a group of friends, be set in New York and chronicle the main character’s quest to meet her future husband. There’s a chance the proposed project might also feature HIMYM icon MacLaren’s Pub.

'Charmed' reboot may work its magic at CBS

It has been 15 years since Charmed‘s Halliwell sisters first cast their spell on us, but if CBS has anything to say about it, the power of three could find its way back to our television sets.

EW has confirmed that CBS TV Studios has given a script deal to a reboot of the popular WB series, which ran for eight seasons from 1998 to 2006 and starred Shannen Doherty, Holly Marie Combs, Alyssa Milano, and Rose McGowan as the powerful witches who used their powers (and one very helpful grimoire) to fight evil.

'American Horror Story': Was [SPOILER] really killed off on the latest 'Coven?!'


Is Miss Robichaux’s Academy down one student witch? READ FULL STORY

'CSI' scoop: George Eads will return in November

George Eads is back in Sin City, baby!

The actor, who took a break from playing Nick Stokes in August after a reported off-camera dispute, is now slated to return for episode 9 that will tentatively air Nov. 20.

Eads was last seen on the series during episode 3, which aired Oct. 9. His absence from the show will not be addressed.

Eads is one of the few original cast members left on the CBS drama.

CBS orders more 'Crazy Ones,' 'The Millers' and 'Mom'


Robin Williams just earned a full-season order: CBS announced that it has picked up a full season of its three new freshman comedies, The Crazy Ones, The Millers and Mom.

CBS points out that The Crazy Ones, starring Williams, is this season’s No. 1 new comedy in viewers (13.7 million), adults 18-49 (3.6 rating/10 share) and adults 25-54 (4.8/12). It also wins its Thursday time period in viewers.

The Millers ranks as the number two comedy in viewers (12.4 million), adults 18-49 (3.2/09) and adults 25-54 (4.3/11). Last night, it retained 97 percent of its premiere rating in adults 18-49, 98 percent in adults 25-54 and 93 percent of its premiere audience. Mom is the third most watched new comedy, averaging 7.98 million viewers,  and earning a 2.6/06 in adults 18-49 and a 3.2/07 in adults 25-54.

“We’re proud of CBS’ leadership position in comedy and excited to build on it with the back nine pick-ups of these three new comedies,” said CBS President Nina Tassler in a statement. “These series are creatively distinct, continue to improve each week and are led by strong showrunners, writing and production staffs, and feature amazingly talented casts.”

'American Horror Story': Ryan Murphy talks the latest episode 'Boy Parts' and Stevie Nicks' influence on 'Coven' -- EXCLUSIVE


The second episode of Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk’s American Horror Story: Coven was chock-full of plot developments, including the resurrection of seemingly dead Misty (Lily Rabe) and Kyle (Evan Peters) and the reveal that modern-day Marie Laveau (Angela Bassett) has kept alive her minotaur lover! EW talked to Murphy about all the twists and turns as well as a preview of next week’s AHS: Coven.

FX doing WWII miniseries with Danny Boyle

FX’s exploration of the miniseries space continues.

The network announced today that Oscar-winning producers Danny Boyle, Simon Beaufoy and Christian Colson (of Slumdog Millionaire and 127 Hours) will produce a 10-part World War II miniseries called Telemark. It will mark the producers’ first project for American TV.

“We’re incredibly honored to be working with Danny Boyle, Simon Beaufoy and Christian Colson who are three of the best filmmakers in the world,” said Eric Schrier, president of original programming for FX, in a release. “Telemark is a compelling, powerful and important story, and we know Danny, Simon and Christian will do a masterful job producing it.” READ FULL STORY

NBC eyes 'Remington Steele' reboot

NBC is looking to its past again for another potential hit for its future. The network is developing a sequel to Remington Steele, the ’80s drama that starred Stephanie Zimbalist as a private eye who teams with a mystery man played by Pierce Brosnan.

This version, however, will be developed as a half-hour comedy. Deadline reports that Jay Scherick and David Ronn (Zookeeper, Spin City) are writing the script that will the follow Olivia Holt, the daughter of Remington Steele and Laura Holt, as she reopens her parents’ detective agency. The project is still in the early stages; NBC first has to order a pilot before it has a chance of making the fall 2014 schedule.

The original Remington Steele aired from 1982 to 1987.

Last month, NBC debuted an update of Ironside that stars Blair Underwood as a wheelchair-bound detective. At a mere 1.4 rating among adults 18-49, Ironside ranked as NBC’s lowest-rated fall drama debut ever in the demo.

Andy Samberg's BBC comedy 'Cuckoo' is coming to NBC

Andy Samberg is about to go a little crazy … or cuckoo, rather.

EW has confirmed that NBC has given a put pilot commitment to a U.S. remake of BBC Three’s Cuckoo, a story about a normal family who gets a rude awakening when their daughter returns from a summer abroad having married a very unusual man named Cuckoo (think hippie). UK writers Robin French and Kieron Quirke will serve as executive producers and writers on the remake with The Simpsons‘ Tim Long attached as executive producer and showrunner. The original series’ executive producers, Ash Atalla and Dan Hine, will also produce the remake.

Watch the BBC Three trailer for Cuckoo below: READ FULL STORY

CBS extends David Letterman deal through 2015

Despite all of the late-night shifts announced within the past year, it looks like David Letterman isn’t going anywhere anytime soon.

EW has confirmed that Letterman’s deal with CBS has been extended through 2015, meaning he will continue to serve as host of Late Show with David Letterman for at least two more years.

“There is only one Dave, and we are extremely proud that he continues to call CBS ‘home,’” CBS President and CEO Leslie Moonves said in a press release.

And just like that, the longest-running late night talk show host in history keeps chugging along.

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