American Horror Story‘s season three Coven is slowly adding new members: AHS co-creator Ryan Murphy took to Twitter today to announce that Oscar-nominee Gabourey Sidibe (Precious) will be joining the cast of the third season of the FX hit. READ FULL STORY »
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Tonight is the highly anticipated season finale of Fox’s The Following and fans are waiting to see if all the major questions will be answered. Will Ryan (Kevin Bacon) save both Parker (Annie Parisse) and Claire (Natalie Zea)? Will he catch and/or kill Joe Carroll (James Purefoy)? Is Weston (Shawn Ashmore) secretly a bad guy? EW talked to The Following‘s mastermind Kevin Williamson about tonight’s can’t-miss season finale.
The hunt for Moriarty is on.
After gaining some ground this season in his search to catch the man he believes killed his former love Irene Adler, Sherlock (Jonny Lee Miller) is more determined than ever to get revenge on Moriarty. And as the exclusive new promo for Elementary shows, his search is heating up.
Look for things to get even more intense in the final episodes of the season, culminating with a two-hour season finale on May 16. Watch: READ FULL STORY »
Though last night’s preview was less than impressive, The Vampire Diaries spinoff dubbed The Originals was ordered to series by the CW.
The network today also picked up a second season of Beauty and the Beast and a third year of Hart of Dixie.
On Thursday, the Diaries’ spinoff averaged 2.2 million viewers and a 0.9 among adults 18-49 — down 31 percent from The Vampire Diaries‘ average this season. But the CW gives equal attention to a show’s impact in social media and online streaming, which is why CW topper Mark Pedowitz released this statement: “As soon as we saw last night’s episode of The Vampire Diaries, we knew we wanted more of The Originals. Julie Plec and Kevin Williamson have done a fantastic job with The Vampire Diaries, which is as fast-paced and well-written as ever, and Julie has created an equally compelling world for The Originals.”
The CW says Beauty and Hart get big boosts from live-plus-7 day viewership. Hart averages a 53% increase among adults 18-34 and a 61% gain among women 18-34, while Beauty enjoys a 43% jump in adults 18-34 and a 45% bump in women 18-34.
The CW already picked up Arrow, The Vampire Diaries and Supernatural for next season. No word yet on the futures of Nikita and The Carrie Diaries, however.
Angry at the wave of unnamed sources used to describe her Today co-host, Kathie Lee Gifford gathered hundreds of signatures for a newspaper ad that was meant to show support for Matt Lauer.
EW confirmed that Gifford asked cast and crew to sign an open letter, which Lauer ultimately nixed as an advertisement. He asked Gifford to keep it “in the family” instead, reports the New York Daily News.
The letter read: “We the people of the Today show who work side by side, day by day, year in and year out with Matt Lauer are tired of unfounded and unrelenting stories by faceless characters regarding his character and reputation. No one has coerced us to sign this. With our signatures we stand in support of our colleague and friend.”
Signatures on the letter included Today’s Savannah Guthrie, Al Roker, Willie Geist and Hoda Kotb. READ FULL STORY »
'The Following': Kevin Bacon and Kevin Williamson talk Hardy's race to save buried alive Agent Parker -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO
The penultimate episode of Fox’s The Following climaxed with one of the series’ most disturbing scenes: Agent Parker (Annie Parisse) being buried alive by some cult members, and the screen fading to black with just her muffled screams.
EW has an exclusive peek at Monday’s season finale, fittingly titled “The Final Chapter,” including interviews with star Kevin Bacon, creator/executive producer Kevin Williamson, and executive producer/finale director Marcos Siega. Watch it below. READ FULL STORY »
The Queen wants Snow, and she’ll stop at nothing to get her in a flashback on this week’s Once Upon a Time. “Information leading to Snow’s capture will be richly rewarded,” she tells a town of villagers. And for those who get in the way? “Kill them all — no mercy.”
Gulp. Watch the moment below in our exclusive clip: READ FULL STORY »
Happy finale season! We’re in the home stretch but before we all prepare for our post-TV season depression, let’s dig in to some scoop.
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‘CASTLE’: SHOULD CASTLE/BECKETT FANS BE WORRIED?
Aside from a few bumps along the way, this season of Castle has been filled with lots of joy for Castle and Beckett — the “honeymoon period,” as executive producer Andrew Marlow calls it. But will the May 13 finale bring an official end to this honeymoon?
“I think the finale’s goal is to ask some hard questions, and take a look at some reconceived notions and some assumptions that both characters may have that may or may not be accurate,” he elaborates.
Judging from the questions you fans sent in, though, I know there’s one question that’s been plaguing your minds: Should you be worried about Castle and Beckett’s relationship status. The answer? Well, it’s complicated: “I think whenever we go into a finale episode, of course, the fans should be worried about things,” Marlowe says. “But what we’re trying to do is find honest organic storytelling that’s more complicated than ‘should we be worried’ because I think ‘should we be worried’ implies a binary outcome — either X happens to Y happens and I think we’re trying to tell a lot more complicated story than that.”
I warned you. It’s complicated. Thankfully clarity is just around the corner, as are more teases from Marlow. Stay tuned.
‘BONES’: HOW BAD IS PELANT? WELL…
Think we’ve seen the worst from brilliant hacker Christopher Pelant (Andrew Leeds)? Think again.
In Monday’s season finale of Bones, the evil genius now has more tools at his disposal than ever before and will show just how much he can mess with the lives of our gang, “I think it’s emotional for everybody,” previews Emily Deschanel. “The victims — there may be multiple victims — have connections to the FBI and Booth and Booth…knows the victim well. So it’s a big deal.”
After stealing Hodgins’s fortune in a previous episode, we’ll find Pelant operatings from some very fancy new digs in Monday’s season ender and living with “no restrictions.” “He has unlimited capabilities at this point and that’s pretty terrifying when you think about a brilliant, evil person with all those resources,” she says.
But his most evil act of the episode? That one you won’t see coming. “It’s like the last few season finales where you really have to watch until the very last minute,” she teases.
More from Deschanel on Monday.
‘NASHVILLE’: BIG CHANGES COMING
We all saw Lamar flirt with death in the last new episode of Nashville, but even though he made it out alive, there are big changes in store for the family.
“[Tandy] is sort of the son her father never had and has been groomed for the top role at the company and to succeed my father when it was time for him to step down or, god forbid, he should pass away. So it becomes clear the time is getting closer, it’s time to maybe make some moves,” Judith Hoag teases. “Lamar and Tandy have some different visions for how the company should be run, and I think Tandy has hit a point where she’s done being told who to be and what to do.”
That goes over with Lamar about as well as you’d expect. But Hoag says Tandy’s new attitude isn’t the only thing drumming up drama. “She also finds out information that makes her uncomfortable with how business is being handled…and also I question a big Lamar’s state of mind,” she says. “But we can never forget what a worthy opponent he is. He’s worthy and he taught me very well. So it should be interesting.”
Guillermo del Toro has closed a deal to adapt the Manga series titled “Monster” for HBO.
Written and illustrated by Naoki Urasawa for Shogakukan Inc., the award-winning “Monster” series begins with a brilliant young doctor whose choice to save a dying 12-year-old boy unwittingly unleashes a pandora’s box that leaves him battling to stop a plot of mass genocide.
The young adult series first began in 1995 in Japan but it took another decade or so before it was translated for distribution in the U.S.
Del Toro will serve as an executive producer and director and will co-write the story with Steven Thompson. Don Murphy, Susan Montford and Gary Ungar will serve as non-writing executive producers.
Deadline first reported the deal.
The fat lady has almost certainly sung for Smash — but at least the show’s going out in primetime (if not on a high note).
Earlier this month, NBC moved the ailing Broadway drama from Tuesdays to Saturdays. The network announced today, though, that it plans to air Smash‘s two-hour season — and possibly series — finale on Sunday, May 26 at 9 p.m. ET, rather than the previous day.
While Smash fans may take this as an encouraging sign, don’t be fooled — Smash‘s dismal ratings, coupled with its sky-high budget, all but ensure a cancellation. Its Sunday airing — the day before Memorial Day — will also come at the very tail end of finale season, after most network series have already wrapped; Once Upon a Time, Revenge, and Survivor: Caramoan, for instance, all air their finales on May 12.
Gleeks, this one is gonna get you misty-eyed: EW has an exclusive first look at the Glee season finale, airing May 9 at 9 p.m., in which Blaine (Darren Criss) goes engagement-ring shopping for Kurt (Chris Colfer)! Commence swooning. Does this mean that Blaine will pop the question?
While at the store, Blaine meets an employee, played by guest-star Patty Duke, who’s part of a long-term lesbian couple (the other half is played by Family Ties‘ Meredith Baxter). The pair befriend Blaine and Kurt and give them some advice on love.
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Disappointing ratings for American Idol reportedly prompted the producers to consider a plan that would involve bringing back Jennifer Lopez as a replacement for Mariah Carey.
A story in THR says that Carey threatened to sue if such a plan was hatched, so the powers-that-be scuttled the idea to welcome back fan fave Jenny on the Block. There are apparently still hopes to have J. Lo return for Idol’s finale, which likely prompted this statement from a Fox spokesperson: ”This is just another ridiculous Idol judge rumor, likely started by talks of Jennifer performing on the finale.” READ FULL STORY »
Warning: This article contains detailed plot information from tonight’s episode of NCIS. Proceed with caution.
Cote de Pablo knew fans were excited to see tonight’s episode of NCIS , which found Tony (Michael Weatherly) and Ziva (Cote de Pablo) heading to Berlin in order to track down her father’s killer. While there, the partners shared a number of moments that will likely go down as some of the best “Tiva” moments of all time. (More on that in a bit.) But meanwhile there was a cliffhanger fans didn’t see coming… READ FULL STORY »
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