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'Grey's Anatomy' doc Kevin McKidd, 'Office' alum set for 'Franklin & Bash' guest spots -- EXCLUSIVE

Grey’s Anatomy doc Kevin McKidd is checking in to Franklin & Bash — and he’s bringing his real-life Scottish accent with him!

EW has learned exclusively that McKidd, best known for playing Dr. Owen Hunt on ABC’s veteran medical drama, has been tapped for a guest spot as a man named Albert Daugherty, who is also the Duke of Weddington. Per the storyline, the testy landowner — who is described as the kind of guy who would rather settle a dispute with a claymore than a discussion — crosses paths with the lawyer duo played by Mark-Paul Gosselaar and Breckin Meyer after he finds himself in a spat with his neighbor.

Additionally, EW can report that Office alum Creed Bratton is set to appear as a judge in a separate episode. His character, Judge Semmer, is described as an aging athlete whose career ended in the cul-de-sac of family court.

Both actors’ episodes will air during Franklin & Bash‘s upcoming fourth season, which is slated for this summer on TNT.

'Gotham': First image of Donal Logue as Harvey Bullock

We can say this about Donal Logue’s new look in Fox’s Batman prequel series Gotham…he’s certainly not in Charming anymore. The leather jacket. The detective hat. We dig it.

As previously reported, Logue, arguably known best for his work on Sons of Anarchy, will play Det. Harvey Bullock in the buzzy Fox project. Bullock is the rough-around-the-edges partner and mentor of Det. Jim Gordon (Ben McKenzie), the character at the center of the series.

The Gotham pilot is executive produced by Mentalist EP Bruno Heller and Danny Cannon (CSI). Cannon is also directing the pilot, which is currently in production.

'Reign' star Anna Popplewell reveals [spoiler!] is getting married, talks Francis and Mary's 'happily ever after'

Reign‘s newest royal couple, Francis and Mary, just got back from their honeymoon, and things are already looking grim. For starters, Bash is still in love with Mary — even though he ended the last episode by kissing a hot hunter — and Lola has admitted that she is pregnant with Francis’ child. Add all that to the fact that King Henry just humped a woman out of a window to her death, and we’ve got some very exciting drama ahead of us.

To talk about what comes next for the very pregnant Lola, and what Olivia was saying about the darkness, we caught up with Anna Popplewell (Lola). She told us all about the love triangle, Henry’s “misbehaviors,” and an upcoming wedding: READ FULL STORY

'Arrow' producer on how Suicide Squad episode came to be

The long-awaited Suicide Squad episode of Arrow is here!

In the episode, Diggle (David Ramsey) is recruited by Amanda Waller (Cynthia Addai-Robinson) for a mission to retrieve a dangerous chemical agent that poses a huge threat to the country. The catch? He’s forced to work with the team of criminals that comic book fans know as the Suicide Squad. Among them: Deadshot, Bronze Tiger, and Shrapnel. And, of course, his ex-wife Lyla (Cynthia Addai-Robinson), who executive producer Marc Guggenheim said was the catalyst for the episode.

“We wanted to do a Lyla-Diggle story,” he said. “We sort of established this relationship at the end of last year, and Diggle and Lyla [got] back together in episode 6 of this year. And it started off with, ‘What would be something good to have them fight about?’ And someone pitched in the writer’s room: ‘What if Lyla was involved with the Suicide Squad and Diggle was not approving of it? That would be a nice conflict for them.’” And it is. READ FULL STORY

The CW's 'The 100' sneak peek: Liberation

The CW’s new drama The 100 premieres Wednesday night after Arrow. The post-apocalyptic drama centers on a group of troubled kids who are sent to Earth 97 years after a terrible event that left the planet soaked in radiation to see if the world is habitable once again. The problem? These kids — well, most of them — don’t want to live under the rule of the adults who sent them to Earth to possibly die.

If you thought you were a rebellious teen, take a look at the clip below for a glimpse of the ultimate teen rebellion. READ FULL STORY

'Pretty Little Liars' post-mortem: Marlene King on Ezra's fate, Mr. DiLaurentis, who's in the box, and all things season 5

Tuesday night’s Pretty Little Liars finale left fans speechless. With two lives hanging in the balance after a brutal attack by “A” — and maybe someone else? — there are more questions than ever before. But the good news is that Ali is back in the game. So where do we go from here?

We caught up with PLL showrunner Marlene King to talk about that gunshot, our suspect list, and everything else we could think of about season 5:

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'Glee': Watch Gwyneth Paltrow and Kristin Chenoweth sing 'Happy' on tonight's 100th episode -- VIDEO

Tonight’s Glee is a big one — the series airs its 100th episode and is bringing back some favorite characters for the event, including Holly Holliday (Gwyneth Paltrow) and April Rhodes (Kristin Chenoweth). Watch below as the pair collaborate with the New Directions kids on the Pharrell hit “Happy.” READ FULL STORY

'Supernatural' star Jensen Ackles on forgiveness, the internal effects of the Mark of Cain: 'Dean's putting on blinders and taking steroids'

Last we saw of the handsome Winchester brothers, things were … complicated. Let’s just say that Supernatural‘s ninth season is full of battles: Sam’s inner battle, Dean’s inner battle, the brothers’ battle with each other, the battle in hell, and the brewing battle in heaven, to name a few. So as we head into the end of the season, what can we expect from our favorite hunters, their angelic sidekick, and a blood-addicted demon?

For starters, Tuesday night’s episode focuses around the search for The First Blade, aka the weapon that pairs with the Mark of Cain to kill Abaddon. But do we want Dean to find the blade considering we’re yet to see the consequences we know come with the Mark of Cain? We’re not so sure, which is why we caught up with Jensen Ackles to talk about the end of the season, Dean’s dilemma, and all things pertaining to that pesky (but kind of badass) Mark of Cain:

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'Pretty Little Liars' boss teases 'emotionally exhausting' finale full of answers, 'many reveals ... and one very shocking reveal'

Four seasons into Pretty Little Liars, and fans are finally about to find out what went down on the night that Alison DiLaurentis disappeared. All year, PLL showrunner Marlene King has talked about how season 4 will be the “season of answers,” and now it’s time for fans to get what they’ve been asking for. However, this finale will hold a lot more than a few answers.

We caught up with King to chat about returning characters, Uber “A”, the final five minutes of Tuesday night’s finale, and more:
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'Bates Motel': Carlton Cuse talks the mother of a twist revealed in latest episode -- EXCLUSIVE

[SPOILER ALERT IF YOU HAVEN'T WATCHED THE LATEST BATES MOTEL!!!!]

Tonight’s Bates Motel had a whopper of a twist in the final moments: Dylan’s father is…his mother’s brother! Yep, according to Norma (Vera Farmiga), her bro Caleb (Kenny Johnson) is Dylan’s dad. This will likely not end well so we talked to Motel EP Carlton Cuse about this major development.

EW: Tonight’s big reveal was that Caleb is the father of Dylan. Did you all plan that from the start of the series?
CARLTON CUSE: Like most good creative ideas they evolve and they grow richer over time. Back when I first discussed the show with A&E I mentioned with them that I would love to add a brother character number one because I thought it would be great to have a window of normalcy to look out at Norma and Norman through the perspective of this other guy. Also, it just felt like this dynamic of this other brother kind of creating triangulation in the family dynamic would be super great. Kerry Ehrin and I put flesh and bone on the Dylan character and I think as we started writing him and developing him and actually watching him and seeing how hurt and damaged he was being this sort of third wheel in this family, it felt like a natural progression to try and explain that and deepen our understanding of how that happened. Then, honestly, it was Vera who sent us the idea and thought What if we do this. Kerry and Vera and I all talked about it. It just was one of those things that “Oh this completely makes sense.” It was all kind of sitting on the table and then it all kind of fell into place.

So where will this storyline go?
I think it has incredibly powerful consequences for Dylan. It’s just such a horrible revelation for his self-worth. It really sort of spins him into a dark place in concert with the fact that he’s unwittingly found himself right in the middle of this crazy drug family. I think those two things spiral on top of each other. That’s what we’re following for the rest of the season: the downward spiral of Dylan. I’ve talked before about how the thematic of this season is, Who am I? Now that Dylan gets this really horrible answer to this question, now he’s dealing with the consequences of it. It’s really an opportunity for Max Thieriot to shine. It goes to some pretty twisty places over the course of the season. The event kind of catalyzes his event for the rest of the season.

Will we meet Norma’s parents?
We’ve had conversations about other family members but this is kind of as far as its goes. You can’t take too many Bates relatives at one time.

Kenny Johnson is sorta perfect because he looks like Max.
I think he looks remarkably like him. If you took Max Thieriot and just led a hard and dissolute life for 20 years, he would look just like Kenny Johnson. It was sort of the brilliance of April Webster, our fantastic casting director, who found Kenny. I knew Kenny because he was on The Shield and The Shield was done by Shawn Ryan. I gave Shawn Ryan his first job on Nash Bridges and Shawn and I are friends. Shawn had extolled how amazing Kenny was and how fantastic he was an actor. We just jumped at the opportunity for him to join our show.

We’re also meeting Michael Vartan’s character. He seems so nice. Is that even possible on Bates Motel?
Well, that’s really the question: Is Norma capable of having a relationship with a nice, normal person? I think this is a problem for a lot of people in life in general. There’s definitely a lot of people who kind of just don’t choose well when it comes to relationships because they’re sort of drawn to qualities that don’t tend to go with people who turn out to be nice guys or gals. I think Norma in some way is being handed the life she wants on a silver plate and will it work out.

This was probably the most shocking episode so far. Are there more twists to come?
Yeah, there are some other surprises coming up this season. I think that’s kind of the fun of the show. This is not like a small nuanced cable drama where one thing happens. The story telling is intentionally pretty full-throttle. There’s a bunch of other stuff that happens.

'Teen Wolf' post-mortem: [spoiler] talks about leaving the show -- EXCLUSIVE

SPOILER ALERT! If you haven’t seen this week’s episode of Teen Wolf, we ask that you avert your eyes. As promised in the promos, the show said goodbye to a major character in this week’s penultimate episode. So do not continue reading if you don’t want to know who it was.  READ FULL STORY

Katharine McPhee to wait tables on CBS

From Broadway star to waitress!

Katharine McPhee (Smash) has booked a pilot for CBS called Scorpion that’ll have her playing a working-class hero named Paige who “understands geniuses.”

The drama from Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, and Heather Kadin focuses on an eccentric genius and his international network of super-geniuses form the last line of defense against the complex threats of the modern age. Robert Patrick will headline the cast that also includes Eddie Kaye Thomas and Elyes Gabel.

THR first reported the news.

McPhee played Karen Cartwright on the NBC musical drama.

'Bates Motel': Dylan meets Norma's brother, Caleb, for the first time -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

Monday night’s Bates Motel, airing at 10 p.m. on A&E, features a truly twisted family reunion when Caleb (Kenny Johnson) pays a visit to the Bates Motel in order to reunite with his sister Norma (Vera Farmiga). In last year’s season finale, Norma revealed to Norman (Freddie Highmore) that her brother had raped her when they were growing up.

EW has an exclusive peek at the episode which features a rather tense initial run-in between Caleb and Norma’s other son Dylan (Max Thieriot). Watch below: READ FULL STORY

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