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'Forever' creator previews the newest show about immortality

The idea of immortality has been explored in a number of ways on screens both big and small. But for Dr. Henry Morgan in ABC’s new series Forever, immortality has a few twists. For one, Henry views it as a curse, something he’s spent more than 200 years trying to cure. And then there’s the idea that Henry does technically die. He just doesn’t stay dead for long.

As a medical examiner in New York, Henry (Ioan Gruffudd) spends his days examining dead bodies and trying to find a solution for his inability to stay dead. And as viewers will see in the pilot, his years of practicing medicine and genius-like knowledge quickly get him pulled into helping a detective (Alana De La Garza) on a number of cases.

We caught up with Forever‘s creator, Matt Miller, to talk about the idea behind the show, what viewers can expect, and more.

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New 'Homeland' season 4 teaser reveals juicy plot details

Showtime has released a new official trailer for Homeland‘s fourth season, premiering with a double episode on Oct. 5. The action-packed two-minute preview unveils plot details not included in the first two shorter and tamer Homeland teasers, released in July and August.

In the season-three finale, viewers learned that in the aftermath of Brody’s successful counterterrorism mission and subsequent public hanging, Carrie was appointed CIA Station Chief in Istanbul. (Check out EW‘s coverage for season-three recaps and more)The trailer kicks off six months later in Pakistan, and it makes several things clear.

Carrie and Saul are back to co-kicking ass. Carrie and Saul had a rocky relationship last season, to say the least; in the finale, Saul announces he’s leaving the CIA for the private sector. But what is Homeland without Mandy Patinkin? We see Carrie reluctantly accepting longtime friend Saul’s help—it looks like there’s a chance they’ll become the formidable team they once were.

There’s a lot of Corey Stoll. We get a closer look at the dubious role of newcomer Corey Stoll, the Golden Globe-nominated actor known for playing tortured politician Peter Russo on Netflix’s House of Cards. Stoll will play Sandy Bachman, the ambitious CIA Station Chief in Pakistan. Officially billed as a guest star, Stoll’s Homeland appearance looked to possibly be a limited engagement—but the new preview suggests viewers will be playing familiar season-long game of is-he-or-isn’t-he-a-double-agent with Bachman.

Carrie had Brody’s baby. The preview offers a few glimpses of a conspicuously red-haired little one, the baby of the now deceased Sergeant Nicholas Brody (Damian Lewis) that Carrie was pregnant with last season. Carrie’s sister Maggie (Amy Hargreaves) accuses Carrie of finagling her way into a position overseas in order to avoid raising her daughter. Harsh, but not out of character for our embattled protagonist.

The CIA will see the s–t hit the fan again. We see Saul watching a viral YouTube video titled “American Missile Strike on Wedding”—devastating footage of a CIA-led mission, ostensibly a drone strike, that becomes a PR nightmare for the agency.

Quinn is back. But so is Senator Lockhart. Fan-favorite CIA agent Peter Quinn (Rupert Friend) returns as Carrie’s coworker, confidante, and sometimes-savior. We see Quinn roughing up a baddie and protecting Carrie from an angry mob. And Tracy Letts is back to being the meddlesome jerk fans love to hate as good old Senator Lockhart.

Carrie is still the same rough-around-the-edges hero. True to form, Carrie is trying to get to the bottom of an epic, terrorism-fueled international mess. She offers to help protect a teenaged Pakistani boy whose family was kidnapped—before yelling at pretty much every single character in the preview.

'Pretty Little Liars' boss teases Ali's 'bold move' and a fatal finale

Last year, the Pretty Little Liars summer finale shocked fans when the camera panned around to reveal that Ezra was the man in the black hoodie and potentially the leader of the “A” team. As we now know, that was all a cover-up—Ezra was merely an author trying to solve a mystery and write a best-selling book—but in the moment, the idea that the beloved Mr. Fitz could be evil was heartbreaking. So heading into tonight’s summer finale, which is being labeled the “fatal finale,” fans are on edge for whatever twist showrunner Marlene King has in store. And she promises it’s a good one.

“[The finale is] a different kind of shocking,” King said. “Literally two days ago, we had our final playback for it, so we could hear all the sound and everything, and there were a few people who work on the show who do music and sound and they hadn’t read the script, and I will say that there were a lot of gasps and some tears were shed. People had to take a moment after they watched it to gain their composure.” READ FULL STORY

'The Vampire Diaries': Caroline Dries previews Enzo's return, a Damon-Grayson 'parallel', and a 'beautiful scene' for Stefan and Katherine

The Vampire Diaries season 5 has been filled with doppelgangers, safes, experiments, mysterious pictures, and surprising romances. So what can viewers expect from Thursday night’s mid-season finale? Well, with the reappearance of Enzo, and a title like “50 Shades of Grayson,” Elena is bound to get some more answers about that secretive father of hers, and that’s not even mentioning Katherine and Stefan’s morning after.

We talked with executive producer Caroline Dries about Grayson, Enzo, and whether Aaron really is an innocent as he seems:
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'The Originals': Danielle Campbell talks Davina's power, upcoming answers, and why Elijah should wear leather

In last week’s episode of The Originals, Klaus finally came face-to-face with Marcel’s secret weapon, 16-year-old witch Davina. Torn between a normal life with her crush and her immense supernatural power, Davina’s first interaction with the Original vampire left her a little shaken up. And to top things off, Davina ended her night with another meet-and-great, this one with the more charming Original brother, Elijah. So what’s next for the witch everyone seems to want to get their hands on? We talked with Davina herself, Danielle Campbell, about tonight’s episode, the history of New Orleans’ witches, and Davina’s greatest struggle:
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Executive producer previews 'Ravenswood': New characters, Caleb's family, and 'an adversary of some dark underworld'

The “A” team might wear black hoodies and send threatening notes, but the town of Ravenswood has darkness running through its veins.

Tomorrow, Pretty Little Liars spin-off Ravenswood debuts when PLL‘s Caleb finds himself in a new town where a curse connects him to four other individuals. But what’s the curse, and why were these five teens chosen? That’s what will be explored in the new series from the team that brought you Rosewood, “A,” and countless shocking revelations.

We talked with Ravenswood executive producer and co-creator Oliver Goldstick about what we can expect from the new series (hints: mystery, friendship, and Mrs. Grunwald):
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'Arrow' season two preview: 'We lost the battle, but we will win the war' -- VIDEO

Oliver Queen hasn’t had an easy life. Well, he sort of did, up until he lost his father and was shipwrecked on an island. Now, he’s dedicated his life to righting his father’s wrongs and protecting Starling City. The bad news is that doesn’t always work out so well. In Arrow‘s season one finale, we saw the complete demolition of The Glades. People lost their homes, and Oliver lost Tommy, his best friend.

But in a new promo for season two, The Hood isn’t ready to give up just yet. As he put it, “We all lost something in this fight.” And now that the battle’s over, it’s time to continue the war. This time, Oliver’s “trying another way.” What exactly that means is yet to be determined, but the preview shows quite a bit of action, both on the island (cue flashbacks!) and in Starling City. It also shows a pretty steamy kiss, but sadly, it doesn’t involve Laurel and Oliver.

All we know is that “When the hood goes up, you better pray,” because Oliver is only getting started: “What doesn’t kill me only makes me sharper.”

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'Pretty Little Liars' season four preview: Keegan Allen on Toby's 'losing it' and the flashback that 'explains the whole show'

When Pretty Little Liars’ fourth season kicks off Tuesday, June 11, we will find the Liars right where we left them — looking shocked at whatever they’ve discovered in Wilden’s trunk. Along with that, the season premiere will also feature the reveal of the Queen of Hearts’ identity. And from there, the rest of the season is shaping up to be full of twists, turns, and threatening text messages. But one thing we can promise for season 4 is a deeper look into Toby’s past. After disappearing for much of the second half of last season, Toby is back and, according to Keegan Allen, it’s his turn to get answers and spiral downward. See what else Allen had to say about season 4: READ FULL STORY

Lara Jean Chorostecki teases her return on 'Hannibal': 'Freddie isn't just a foil'

Freddie Lounds may be a tabloid journalist more interested in a story than morals, but make no mistake: She is also a sociopath, playing on the same field as Hannibal’s widening bench of crazies. “I think it’s a really interesting character to see on TV: a female sociopath. We don’t often see that,” says Lara Jean Chorostecki, who plays the fiery-haired reporter.

Thus far on the series, we’ve seen Freddie actively interfere with the FBI’s hunt for killers. We’ve also seen her confront other characters with hard truths. That ambiguous balance — who and what concerns her, as with Kacey Rohl’s Abigail, who is suspected of being complicit in her father’s serial killing — continues throughout the rest of the first season, as more of the character’s “complex layers” are revealed: “Freddie isn’t just a foil, as would be so easy to dismiss her,” Chorostecki says.

Fans of Thomas Harris’ novels, upon which Hannibal is based, will remember that Freddie is actually Freddy — she is a he. But the pronoun flip is more than skin-deep. As Chorostecki tells it, creator Bryan Fuller came to her after she was cast with a specific visual inspiration. “[He] said to me, ‘Do you know of Rebekah Brooks?’ And I said, ‘Yes, I do, I’ve heard of her, of course.’ And he said, ‘Well here’s a picture. This is what we’re modeling you on.’”

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'Pretty Little Liars' is back tonight: 'What does Mona's return mean for the girls?'

ABC Family’s addictive hit drama Pretty Little Liars returns at 8 p.m. tonight to finish the second half of its third season. As always, there’s a bevy of gnarly twists and turns to come — especially in tonight’s installment titled “She’s Better Now.” (There’s a big hint of what’s to come for you.)

We chronicled the coming season in our Winter TV Preview issue, which is available on newsstands now, but here are a few teases from the upcoming 11 episodes:

–Mona is back! You probably knew that, and you probably even saw our exclusive sneak peek at tonight’s season premiere over on our Facebook page (Like it for access to the clip if you haven’t!), but is Mona good… or still bad? “What does Mona’s return mean for Rosewood and the girls?” Whether she’ll still be secretly (or not so secretly?) terrorizing Aria (Lucy Hale), Hanna (Ashley Benson), Emily (Shay Mitchell), and Spencer (Troian Bellisario) remains to be seen, but executive producer Marlene King says her motives are still dark. “She’s a villain out walking amongst the PLLs,” she says. Adds executive producer Oliver Goldstick: “She’s not coming back as Polly Purebread.”

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'So You Think You Can Dance': Mia Michaels previews tonight's tribute episode to her

After a two week hiatus, tonight’s Top 14 episode of Fox’s So You Think You Can Dance returns and tributes a very special lady: the show’s most prolific choreographer, Mia Michaels. The three-time Emmy winner will be feted for the entire two hours, as the seven pairs of dancers remaining will each perform one of her classic dances from previous seasons — everything from her famous “Bench” dance to “The Butt Piece.”

“They contacted me, and they were like, ‘We have an idea. We want this to happen,'” Michaels tells EW about how the episode came together. “It was quite an honor, and I was like, ‘Let’s do this.’ It’s definitely turning out to be one of my most favorite seasons, especially now because I’ve had a personal attachment to the dancers now that are doing this work. It’s really cool.”

In addition to Michaels’ seven most memorable dances being performed — all of which are previewed below by Michaels, with embedded videos of the original performances — the choreographer has also constructed the night’s group number, which will feature all the dancers. “It has the potential to be one of my favorites. Hopefully it will be,” Michaels says of tonight’s group piece. “For me, the piece is about the long-distance relationship I’m in right now. I have been for the past two years, with someone who is the most amazing man. The problem is the long distance, and it’s very difficult in this space. So the stage is filled with so much love, almost like, it’s Prince Charming everywhere. But there’s ropes involved, and the rope represents the only connection we have, which is the telephone. The girls are tied up by one arm, so they can’t fully love with both arms because they’re stuck because of the distance.”

While you can enjoy that new rope-heavy group number tonight, you’ll also be able to look forward to new interpretations of these seven classic Mia Michaels dances — “The Door,” “The Bed,” “Time,” “Gravity,” and three more — which she reveals and delves into here with EW:

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'Jane By Design' star Erica Dasher previews final five episodes of season 1

Desperate Housewives star Teri Hatcher just showed up at the end of last week’s episode of ABC Family’s drama Jane By Design as Jane’s until-now-MIA mother, Kate Quimby. What else does the frothy fashion show have up its well-hemmed sleeves? EW recently pressed star Erica Dasher — she plays the show’s title character, an underage assistant to Andie MacDowell’s demanding fashionista Gray Chandler Murray — about what we have to look forward to in the season’s final five episodes, which begin tonight with “The Second Chance,” at 9 p.m. on ABC Family.

1. More Teri Hatcher drama is coming. “She just showed up at the end of the third episode, and she plays my mother, Kate,” Dasher says. “Jane’s mom left when she was very young, so Jane doesn’t really feel as abandoned as [her brother] Ben [David Clayton Rogers] does. When she comes back, Jane is very excited to have her around and wants to build a relationship with her — but Ben is very wary. That creates an interesting dynamic in the house.” What can we expect from Teri? “She plays this very free-spirited, Bohemian character, and she’s fantastic,” Dasher says. “I really enjoyed working with Teri, and I learned so much just watching her work. We were so lucky to get her! In terms of the storyline, she really shakes things up. And if we come back for a second season, she’s going to direct an episode.”

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'So You Think You Can Dance' premieres tonight: Host Cat Deeley previews season 9

It’s a year of change for Fox’s So You Think You Can Dance, which premieres tonight with a two-hour episode that chronicles auditions in New York and Dallas. The biggest difference in the show’s ninth (!) season is that there will only be one installment per week. That is, the “results hour” — historically airing on Thursday evenings — has been jettisoned completely, with just a Wednesday night episode every week, even during the early audition rounds.

Host Cat Deeley says the change is for the better. “I always felt a bit like, Oh, God, how much further can I drag this out?” she says, laughing. “We amalgamate the results show into the performance show. Now the audience is going to know who’s in danger at the top of the show. It adds another layer of jeopardy to it. For the audience, that makes it that much more interesting.” Always a ham, Deeley jokes that it’ll be a feat for her to fit what had typically been three hours of television into two. “It’s worth watching,” she says, “just to see if I manage to do it. I’m going to do a bit of a hope and a prayer — and fingers crossed — and keep that thing moving.”

Other changes this year include the fact that one female and one male dancer will be crowned winner; and after the pool is whittled down to the Top 10, each finalist will be joined by a SYTYCD all-star dancer, each of whom is an expert in either ballroom, ballet, hip-hop, contemporary, or jazz. Before that, like usual, the Top 20 will be paired amongst each other, with two contestants eliminated each week.

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