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Claire Holt no longer a series regular on 'The Originals'

And then there were two.

EW has confirmed that Tuesday night was Claire Holt’s last episode as a series regular on The Originals, meaning the Original sister has officially left the building, at least in some capacity.

Holt no longer being a regular leaves the door open for her to guest star in future recurring arcs, even as early as sometime later this season, we’re told. However, as of right now, nothing is certain in terms of her potential return.

Both Holt and executive producer Julie Plec are set to attend the PaleyFest panel on March 22.

'Once Upon a Time' actress will eat brains on 'iZombie'

Tinkerbell has an, um, savory new role on the CW.

Rose McIver, who played the pixie-dust throwing fairy on ABC’s Once Upon a Time – and will also replace Kiernan Shipka in Lifetime’s Flowers in the Attic sequel – has been cast in the lead role of the CW pilot iZombie. Wait until you read what’s in store for her!

She’ll play Olivia “Liv” Moore, a “med student-turned-zombie who takes a job in the coroner’s office to gain access to the brains she must reluctantly eat to maintain her humanity,” according to The CW’s official description. “But with each brain Live consumes, she inherits the corpse’s memories. With the help of her medical examiner boss and a police detective, she solves homicide cases in order to quiet the disturbing voices in her head.”

The drama is based on characters from the DC Comics’s Vertigo imprint, created by Chris Roberson and Michael Allred, and was developed by Rob Thomas (Veronica Mars), Diane Ruggiero, Danielle Stokdyk, and Dan Etheridge.

'Justified' postmortem: EP Graham Yost dissects 'Wrong Roads,' teases what's next

Spoiler alert! If you haven’t seen this week’s episode of Justified — “Wrong Roads” written by Dave Andron and Leonard Chang, directed by Michael Dinner, and guest-starring Eric Roberts as a DEA agent/Ghost of Raylan Future — stop reading now. As he’ll do throughout the season, showrunner Graham Yost takes us inside the writers room. READ FULL STORY

Josh Duhamel joins Vince Gilligan drama at CBS

Josh Duhamel has signed on to a new CBS drama pilot in the works from Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan.

The ex-Vegas star will play Det. Milton Chamberlain in Battle Creek. His character is described as aa clean-cut, and humble FBI agent who heads from Detroit to Battle Creek to set up a satellite FBI office.”

Duhamel joins Dean Winters, Kal Penn, Janet McTeer, Edward Fordham Jr. and Aubrey Dollar  in the project that will be exec produced by Gilligan, David Shore, Mark Johnson and Bryan Singer.

Here’s the official log line of the promising drama: “When two detectives, FBI Special Agent Milton Chamberlain and Battle Creek PD, Det. Russ Agnew with very different world views are teamed up, they must answer the question: is cynicism, guile and deception enough to clean up the semi-mean streets of Battle Creek, Michigan in the face of a complete lack of resources; or is the exact opposite true – it takes naïveté, trust and a boatload of resources?”

'Looking': Creator Michael Lannan on the finale and plans for season two

HBO’s freshman dramedy Looking, about three gay best friends in San Francisco, wrapped up its first season tonight with some break-ups and hook ups. EW talked to the series creator Michael Lannan about all the drama as well as plans for the recently announced season two.

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: The big twist was that Kevin and Patrick hooked up. Did you always plan for that to happen?
MICHAEL LANNAN: I don’t think it was too pre-meditated. It was just something that came about as we were working through the room and just got through more episodes. I think Richie and Kevin both offer Patrick such different things and I think we always thought Patrick would be in this place where he’s so connected to Richie in this one way and so connected to Kevin in another and this was going to create big problems for him. So I think we were just excited to see how it would play out as we wrote it. Richie and Kevin just access Patrick in different ways and offer him different thigns and I think that’s really exciting for Patrick and also very problematic.

I was surprised they didn’t use one of those swinging chairs in the office for that scene.
That was a brilliant idea of our production designer Todd Fjelsted. That subconscious suggestion isn’t just in your head.

Good. I’m glad I’m not the only one.
Hardly.

One of the things that’s so different about Looking is that the sex on the show is very realistic.
That was always the goal. We made a decision early on that we wanted the show to be very frank and show sex as something really exciting and awesome and also sometimes awkward and much trickier than it can sometimes be on TV. So we just wanted to show all those sides of it and not just have it be punishing or humiliating or not just have it be amazing and super sweaty and hot. You can learn so much about a character by how they approach sex and how they do it and what they do afterwards. Along with that, we just decided we’d show sex for storytelling purposes. Really, half an hour is so short you don’t have much time so we just wanted it all to be very integrated into the story and always say something about the characters and the situation.

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'Once Upon a Time': Lana Parrilla previews 'a very different' Regina

Neverland is ancient history for the gang on Once Upon a Time, which returns tonight after a three-month hiatus. Lana Parrilla, for one, is happy to have the island behind her. “It was getting quite dirty for everyone,” jokes the actress who plays The Evil Queen/Regina.

Emotionally, though, things remain as messy as ever for these characters. In this second half of the third season, they will find themselves contending with Zelena, the Wicked Witch (Rebecca Mader), a villain the likes of which has never been seen on the show, according to Parrilla. “She’s fighting for different reasons,” she says. “The Evil Queen wanted revenge — something happened to her and and she wanted to hurt [someone] because of it. This is a different situation because Zelena wants what other people had that she didn’t have….She has a connection to a character on the show, and that’s why she’s arrived. She’s out to hurt someone.” READ FULL STORY

Dave Annable scrubbing in for Fox soap pilot

Brothers & Sisters alum Dave Annable is giving the prime-time soap world another go.

EW has learned that Annable has been cast as a series regular in Fox pilot Red Band Society, the hospital soap about a group of teenage patients who form a bond while being treated in a children’s wing. Octavia Spencer also recently signed onto the project.

Annable, who last appeared in ABC’s 666 Park Avenue, will play Dr. William McAndrew, a rock star pediatric oncologist and surgeon who is compassionate and dedicated to his job but tries — usually in vain — not to get attached to his young patients.

The one-hour dramedy, from Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Television, is considered a strong contender for fall. Fox will announce its official 2014-15 slate in May at the annual Upfronts presentations in New York City. Spielberg, Margaret Nagle and Justin Falvey are among the exec producers.

'Bones' EP teases 'conspiratorial' season ender; plus, an exclusive clip from new episode!

Bones returns to Monday nights next week with the final stretch of its ninth season, which promises to present Booth and Brennan with a situation like none they’ve ever experienced, according to executive producer Stephen Nathan.

“Sort of the past few years, the cliffhanger was Pelant [Andrew Leeds]. It was a serial killer. This time, we wanted our ongoing threat — at least from the end of season 9 to the beginning of season 10 — to be something very vague and conspiratorial rather than one evil person,” he tells EW. “It took us in a very, very different direction and put the characters in situations we haven’t seen before.”

For details, check out our chat with Nathan, where he talks about Cam’s (Tamara Taylor) first meeting with Arastoo’s (Pej Vahdat) parents, Wendell’s (Michael Grant Terry) cancer struggles, and whether or not Booth (David Boreanaz)  and Bones (Emily Deschanel) will be planning for baby No. 2 any time soon. Also, check out an exclusive clip from Monday’s episode! READ FULL STORY

'Once Upon a Time' sneak peek: Snow and Regina battle flying monkeys -- VIDEO

Fact: Flying monkeys are terrifying.

The proof is in this exclusive sneak peek below from Sunday’s episode of Once Upon a Time, the show’s first new episode in three months. In the clip, which is the first extended peek at the iconic creatures, Regina and Snow find themselves fleeing from the danger and trying to take cover.

It’s a short-but-sweet look at the show’s return, which EP Adam Horowitz recently said will feature “a lot of the big touchstones from [L. Frank] Baum’s books,” but with a Once spin. “There’s some fun surprises and hopefully interesting takes on that world that involve many of those people,” he said.

Watch below: READ FULL STORY

FX renews 'Archer' for two more seasons

Everyone’s favorite full-of-himself spy will be around until at least 2016.

FX announced Thursday that its animated comedy Archer has been renewed for not one, but two 13-episode seasons.

Archer, which features the voices of H. Jon Benjamin (as the title character) and Aisha Tyler, is currently in the midst of its fifth season and is on track to have one of its most-viewed seasons yet. First-run episodes are up 2 percent in total viewers (1.93 million) and multi-run totals are averaging 3.86 million in total viewers, according to Nielsen figures provided by the net.

Archer creator Adam Reed said of the announcement, “I am figuratively over the moon.”

The show airs Mondays at 10 p.m. ET on FX.

'Grey's Anatomy' shocker: Isaiah Washington returning!

Dr. Burke is checking back in to Grey’s Anatomy.

EW has learned that Isaiah Washington is set to reprise his role as the heart surgeon/former flame of Cristina Yang (Sandra Oh) in an episode airing in May. This marks Washington’s first appearance on the ABC medical drama since season 3, when his character left Cristina at the altar and the actor was let go from the series.

Creator Shonda Rhimes said in a statement that the character’s return is an integral part of providing closure to Cristina Yang, whose portrayer Oh is set to leave the series at the end of this season.  “It’s important to me that Cristina’s journey unfolds exactly as it should,” Rhimes said. “Burke is vital to that journey — he gives her story that full-circle moment we need to properly say goodbye to our beloved Cristina Yang.”

Since leaving Grey’s Anatomy, Washington has appeared in bit parts on TV shows like Single Ladies and Law & Order: LA and will next appear in the CW’s 100, premiering this month.

Grey’s Anatomy airs Thursdays at 9 p.m. ET on ABC.

'Grimm' sneak peek: Sgt. Wu's most personal case yet -- VIDEO

Sgt. Wu (Reggie Lee) is going to be front and center in this week’s episode of Grimm as the team looks to track down the creature responsible for attacking a pregnant friend of the witty lawman.

In the episode, airing Friday, we’ll also take a deeper dive into the life of Wu, finally learning his first name and seeing him have an encounter with what exec producers Jim Kouf and David Greenwalt have called “the scariest Wesen ever.”

Take a look at a sneak peek from the episode below: READ FULL STORY

Lindsay Lohan to guest on '2 Broke Girls'

Lindsay Lohan is about to make life a little harder for Max and Caroline on 2 Broke Girls.

CBS announced today that the actress is set to appear in an episode of its female-led comedy, playing a character named Claire Guinness, a bride-to-be who enlists Max (Kat Dennings) and Caroline (Beth Behrs) to make her wedding cake. But soon after taking the gig, it becomes clear to the cake-making duo that Claire has trouble making decisions. The episode is scheduled to air April 14.

This is far from the first time Lohan has appeared on the small screen. She has done guest spots on Glee, Anger Management and Ugly Betty and will soon be the subject of a documentary series on the OWN network.

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