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'Sleepy Hollow': Michelle Trachtenberg compares Abigail Adams to Sherlock Holmes

Sleepy Hollow fans, get ready to meet the second First Lady. Michelle Trachtenberg joins Monday’s episode as Abigail Adams—and the role suits her. “My pale skin sort of lends itself to the era,” jokes the actress. But the character is true to life in more ways than one. This Abigail is “as historically accurate as possible, with a little twist. She is trying to catch the big bad evil that is ruining her era and becomes a profiler of sorts.”

Abigail calls on Katrina’s help in the fight. “I would like to say that they’re sort of a Sherlock and Watson combo,” says Trachtenberg. “Abigail Adams, because of her power and her wealth and her outreach in the community, would probably be Sherlock, and she looks to Katrina to aid her in her hypotheses.” Using witchcraft? READ FULL STORY

Dolly Parton signs development deal with NBC

Dolly Parton is headed to NBC. The Queen of Country has signed a development deal with the company for a slate of two-hour TV movies.

The movies will be based on the songs, stories, and life of the country legend. NBC Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt said they’ll be “uplifting” and for the whole family—a genre “largely untapped” on television. READ FULL STORY

Lucy Lawless, Stuart Townsend join 'Salem' for second season

There are several new faces haunting the woods of WGN America’s Salem next season, with Xena: Warrior Princess star Lucy Lawless, Stuart Townsend, Joe Doyle and Oliver Bell joining the cast as the second season begins production in Shreveport, LA. READ FULL STORY

Watch this girl tackle her insecurities in 'Friday Night Tykes' exclusive

Zoe Robinson, 11, stands at 5’8 and weighs in at 251 lbs. She was bullied at her former school for her appearance. But now, she just wants to play tackle football with the boys. READ FULL STORY

Pulitzer-Hearst centered TV drama in the works

The 1890s: The era of the x-ray’s discovery, The Picture of Dorian Gray, and yellow journalism. Oh, and the brutal feud between publishing hotshots Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst.

This battle of the titans is the basis for a new show in the works from The Jackal Group and screenwriter Robert Rodat (Saving Private Ryan, The Patriot) called Park Row. Based on true events, the show will follow all the tension, debauchery, and controversy surrounding the two publishers and their fight to be no. 1. READ FULL STORY

'Jane The Virgin' photo reveals guest star Paulina Rubio in midseason finale

It looks like Paulina Rubio-obsessed Xiomara (Andrea Navedo) finally gets to meet her favorite pop star in a sneak peek at a scene from the upcoming Jane The Virgin midseason finale. READ FULL STORY

Breaking Big: 'Jane the Virgin' star Gina Rodriguez on ending Latina stereotypes

Puerto Rican actress Gina Rodriguez made headlines this summer when she spontaneously gave a speech at the Television Critics Association summer press tour about her desire to overturn Hispanic stereotypes on TV. (Read her powerful speech here.) As the titular character on CW’s Jane The Virgin, Rodriguez isn’t a sex kitten or a cook—instead, she plays a college student whose life is turned upside down when she finds out she’s been accidentally artificially inseminated.

The dramedy—based on a popular Venezuelan telenovela—was recently given a full season order and Rodriguez, 30, has become one of the fall’s breakout stars. Here, she reveals why she decided to become an actress and why she refuses to conform to narrow stereotypes about beauty and race. READ FULL STORY

Fox orders six additional episodes of 'Gotham'

It looks like the villains of Gotham will terrorize Jim Gordon and the GCPD for a little while longer.

Fox just announced that it has ordered six more episodes of the freshman series, raising its first season order to a total of 22 episodes.

While the Batman prequel series slipped slightly in the ratings in its second week, the show also enjoyed one of the fall’s strongest premieres.

Mexican singer Paulina Rubio to guest star on The CW's 'Jane The Virgin'

Mexican pop star Paulina Rubio is set to guest star on The CW’s Latin-flavored family comedy Jane The Virgin, EW has learned. READ FULL STORY

NBC renews 'Hollywood Game Night,' Jane Lynch to return

Hollywood Game Night is getting a third season, and Jane Lynch will return to host the popular NBC show for another 10 episodes, the network announced Friday.

“I am so excited to get back to the gaming and to more crazy antics from America’s favorite celebrated persons!” Lynch said in a statement. The Glee star won an Emmy in August for her work on Hollywood Game Night, which has boasted guests like Martha Stewart, Joe Manganiello, Julie Bowen, Rosie O’Donnell, and John Legend.

In season 2, the show averaged a 1.5 rating, 4 share in adults ages 18-49, and 5.0 million viewers overall, according to Neilsen Media Research—an improvement from the previous season.

'Project Runway All Stars' trailer reveals a drama-filled fourth season

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What happens when you fill a design room with mean girls, whiners, the original costume designer (you know who I mean), a couple winners, and a few other barely memorable placeholders? Project Runway All Stars season 4 happens.

This exclusive trailer for the fourth season promises all the tears, catfights, over-the-top runway shows, and Alyssa Milano one can expect from All Stars. Highlights include a bride challenge—where someone is possibly married on the runway?—a Wicked challenge (sadly with no Idina Menzel or Kristin Chenoweth in sight), a trip to London, and some tough critique from judge Isaac Mizrahi. Hope none of the designers expected things to be easier the second (or third) time around. READ FULL STORY

'Bones': Get caught up for the season 10 premiere

You may remember that in 2005, there was a new show about people who solved crime using bones. It was called, unsurprisingly, Bones, and it starred the guy from Buffy and Angel and the woman whose younger sister was in Elf. Remember that show? It hasn’t gone anywhere. Or maybe it would be more accurate to say that it’s gone everywhere—Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and back again—but it hasn’t gone away. Whether you’ve been watching for a decade or fell off the wagon years ago, we have the ultimate season-by-season guide to get you prepared for tonight’s season 10 premiere.

Season 1: FBI Special Agent Seeley Booth (David Boreanaz) is paired with Dr. Temperance Brennan (Emily Deschanel), a forensic anthropologist who uses bones to determine how people died. Brennan works at the Jeffersonian Institution—think Smithsonian—with her team of “squints,” including Hodgins (TJ Thyne), bug guy and secret billionaire; Angela (Michaela Conlin), an artist whose dad just happens to be a member of ZZ Top; and Zack (Eric Millegan), the intern. When they find Brennan’s mother’s body, she discovers that her parents were actually bank robbers on the run, and her dad is still out there.

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Shonda Rhimes and her stars fire back at 'New York Times' critic

Shonda Rhimes was not pleased with Allesandra Stanley’s Thursday New York Times piece on How to Get Away With Murder. More specifically, she wasn’t pleased with Stanley’s declaration that Rhimes hasredefined the “angry black woman” stereotype through characters like Scandal‘s Olivia Pope and Grey’s Anatomy‘s Dr. Miranda Bailey.

“Ms. Rhimes has embraced the trite but persistent caricature of the Angry Black Woman, recast it in her own image and made it enviable. She has almost single-handedly trampled a taboo even Michelle Obama couldn’t break,” writes Stanley, who goes on to make broad claims about black women on television from Phylicia Rashād’s Claire Huxtable to Nicole Beharie’s Lt. Abbie Mills (whom she calls a “sidekick”). Stanley even declares that Viola Davis, who stars in the Rhimes-produced How to Get Away With Murder, is “less classically beautiful” than some other black women on television, such as Kerry Washington and Halle Berry.

Not only did the article generate dozens of passionate think pieces, Rhimes decided to tweet out her own passionate response as well. Scandal‘s Josh Malina and Kerry Washington weighed in too.

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