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TV on Tap: "Once Upon a Time" Casts Rose McGowan as a Young Barbara Hershey, Sendhil Ramamurthy Joins "Beauty & the Beast" and a Quartet of Renewals

20 December 2012 4:14 AM, PST | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

Its the final chance for callbacks as It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia ends a nostalgic season.

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There's a bigger place for adorkable guys, BBC America has ordered a 10-episode season of Chris Hardwick's The Nerdist. The Nerdist will lead next spring's "Supernatural Saturday" line-up, which will include Doctor Who, Being Human and Orphan Black.

Elementary's post-Super Bowl episode will feature Oz's Terry Kinney as an "unpredictable criminal," according to TVLine, prompting speculation that he might play Moriarity.

Does this mean we're going to start to look at Cora in a sympathetic light? Deadline reports that Rose McGowan has been cast to play a young version of Regina's mother on Once Upon a Time. Will it turn out that Cora' s part of a cycle of cruel mothers making their daughters into future cruel adults.

In a fitting bit of casting, Jason Schwartzman will appear on Parks & Recreation in »

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TV on Tap: James Callis is "Arrow"'s Latest Target, "Gossip Girl" Doesn't Make Sense After the Big Reveal, and the After-Election Ratings Have Been Good to MSNBC

19 December 2012 4:47 AM, PST | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

It's a One Day at a Time reunion on Hot in Cleveland tonight.

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You can add James Callis to the list of sci-fi studs to get a role on Arrow. TV Guide reports that he'll play an international jewel thief known as The Dodger.

Yep, there's a Tumblr blog that's rewatching Gossip Girl to see if it still makes sense with the revelation of Gossip Girl's identity. So far, the pilot makes little sense in light of the revelation (and makes one major storyline pretty creepy). That's okay, I just rewatched the Scandal pilot and it feels like a lot of the characters weren't developed until later.

NBC has ordered a game show that tries to capture the atmosphere of a "game night" cocktail party. Deadline says that Hollywood Game Night will take inspiration by the game nights producer Sean Hayes hosts at his home. The show will »

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Layoffs On Syndicated Talker ‘Jeff Probst’

13 December 2012 9:35 PM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Exclusive: Layoffs are always tough, especially when they come just before the holidays. That is what’s happening on struggling freshman syndicated talk show Jeff Probst where several staffers, including producers received pink slips today. I hear some or all of the layoffs came with a week notice, with Dec. 21 as the last day of work. “As with most new shows, we had beefed up our production team for launch, and are now settling into a more appropriate staffing level for a daily talk show,” a spokesperson for the show said. CBS TV Distribution’s Jeff Probst got to a slow start, averaging a 0.8 household rating during premiere week. It never gained momentum, finishing the recent November sweep tied with Ricki Lake as the lowest rated freshman talk shows with a 0.7 Hh rating. »

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TV on Tap: Sutton Foster's Brother Joins "Bunheads", "Hannibal" Nabs Gillian Anderson and TLC Offers "Wives with Beehives"

13 December 2012 2:48 AM, PST | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

It's time for Glee's tradition to make an episode that justifies a new album of Christmas music.

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The third season of The Killing won't include Billy Campbell, who I could see continuing to have a role in a new mystery. Less surprisingly, Michelle Forbes and Brent Sexton aren't returning either.

The CW has already tried to emulate The Hunger Games with its TV pilot adaptation of The Selection. That project is on hold, Now, it's taking the reality TV route with The Hunt, where 12 people will be left in the wilderness and try to capture each other. It might be time for them to give up on this pursuit. Perhaps there's still time for The CW to start looking for a TV version of Harry Potter, instead?

Okay, TLC actually might be able to convince me to watch a show called Wives with Beehives, even if the participants' »

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TV on Tap: "Arrested Development" Too Good for Just 10 Episodes, Shonda Rhimes Stands Up for Gay Characters and "Portlandia" Saves MTV

12 December 2012 4:25 AM, PST | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

I guess in this case the question is, "If you were a forest..."

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TV Guide says that Arrow will be introducing Roy Harper and he'll be played by Teen Wolf alum Colton Haynes. This will only encourage my pleas that they introduce Cheshire into the series. (Sorry, was I making it obvious which was the super-hot super-team when I started reading comics?) Roy will be a love interest for Oliver's sister Thea, which is ridiculous because Thea is not an assassin with poisoned fingernails.

In further Arrow news, TV Guide talks with John Barrowman and asks if the "well-dressed man" is the Dark Archer, which is a bit of speculation that reminds me how little I remember of the Green Arrow comics I've read.

Production on the new season of Arrested Development has been suspended — to expand the original 10-episode season to run for 12 - 15 episodes, according to Deadline. »

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TV on Tap: A Potential "Downton Abbey" Departure, Brenda Song is "New Girl"'s New Girl and the Beekman Boys Bake Cookies for the "Amazing Race" Competitors

11 December 2012 4:06 AM, PST | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

I guess ABC doesn't worry about Apartment 23 mocking Dancing with the Stars with these ratings.

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Over at the website for their farm, Josh Kilmer-Purcell and Brent Ridge write a thank-you post to The Amazing Race team along with pictures of gingerbread cookies inspired by their Amazing Race competitors. There's something encouraging about the sight of Brent's imperfect icing.

Speaking of The Amazing Race, Jaymes has set up a website to take donations for his father's battle against cancer.

Deadline adds to the story about that remake of The Saint that's in the works. Eliza Dushku has joined the pilot as a love interest for the lead character.

Brenda Song is heading to a recurring role on New Girl according to EW. I'm more than a little mixed about the news, I like Song, I like that she'll be playing a love interest for Winston — but I hoped »

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TV on Tap: "Castle" Plans Another "Firefly" Reunion, Bravo's Making "Death Becomes Her" a TV Series and Will "How I Met Your Mother" End This Season?

10 December 2012 5:04 AM, PST | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

Oh yes. Teddy's finally back in the 90210.

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Castle has booked another Firefly reunion. TVLine reports that Gina Torres will appear as a mogul-slash-reality-tv-star. In hindsight, I'm disappointed no one asked Torres to play a mogul-slash-reality-tv-star earlier.

Time is running out for How I Met Your Mother. Series creators Craig Thomas and Carter Bays have asked that CBS decide by the end of 2012 if the comedy will end this season or next. CBS is in the process of negotiating for another season and it's probably not ready to lose a hit show after a disappointing fall. Still, that might not be enough to convince the cast to put off bigger and better projects.

Why would you make a line of Downton Abbey t-shirts and use only one quip from the Dowager Countess? As Jezebel says, "Hideous."

In today's "This is too good to be real" news, TVLine says that RuPaul »

- LyleMasaki

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Morning Brew - Mon. Dec. 3: Naya Rivera and the women of Trevor Live, lesbians get hitched at West Point

3 December 2012 7:50 AM, PST | AfterEllen.com | See recent AfterEllen.com news »

Tags: Morning BrewWanda SykesTrevor ProjectNaya RiveraBrenda Sue FultonGertrude SteinIMDb

Good morning!

It's the most wonderful time of the year, when your favorite Lgbt authors talk about the best gay book they read in 2012. Alison Bechdel's Are You My Mother? was a popular one, because it's really freaking good.

Mary Lynn Rajskub went on the podcast Our Fifteen Minutes to discuss her recent coming out, although she'd probably hate if you called it that.

Naya Rivera looked gorgeous on the red carpet of the Trevor Live last night. We have a video interview coming later today. For now, settle for this photo.

Here are some of the other women who attended the event.

Jane Lynch and Lara Embry

Brittany Snow

Anna Kendrick

Ashley Fink

Samantha Ronson

Aubrey Plaza, Rashida Jones and Amy Poehler

Jenna Ushkowitz

Beth Behrs

Kristin Chenoweth

Sara Bareilles

Sarah Hyland

Pauley Perrette

Kat Graham

Zoe Saldana

Photos courtesy »

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Sweat Like a Celeb! Why Anna Paquin, Ricki Lake, Ginnifer Goodwin and Denise Richards Love The Bar Method

28 November 2012 7:00 AM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Wish you could have a body like Ginnifer Goodwin or Anna Paquin?! Well, we're about to let you in on a little secret that just might do the trick—it's called The Bar Method. This unique, interval training workout has quickly become a celebrity fitness favorite.  And the results are undeniable. Slimmed-down stars like Kelly Osbourne and Ricki Lake have raved about the results they got from using The Bar Method. Ricki and Kelly aren't the only ones: See 32 amazing celebrity slimdowns!  So, what sets it apart from any other fitness class? We spoke with Bar Method instructor Jessica Duwe, who gave us the deets on why this workout is so drastically different. First »

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TV on Tap: "Sherlock"'s Third Season Delayed, Matt Lucas Visits "Portlandia" and a Sequel to Tyra Banks' "Life-Size"

27 November 2012 4:44 AM, PST | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

Aw, I still want to see Kermit sitting on one of The Voice's swivel chairs.

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First, Merlin is cancelled, now EW reports that the third season of Sherlock will be delayed. New episodes aren't expected to air until late 2013 in the U.K. and 2014 on PBS. This isn't a good week for slashwink fans.

The internet has been abuzz about a vlog featuring Two and a Half Men's Angus T. Jones calling his TV series "filth" and asking viewers to stop watching it. When I first saw the headlines, I was ready to cheer Jones, but it turns out he's offended by the show from a religious conservative perspective (he seems to be one of those people who thinks any entertainment that offends them comes directly from Hell's Ministry of Propaganda), and he made his plea on a vlog with a homophobic past.

Southfork Ranch will open »

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TV on Tap: "Downton Abbey" Will Return for a Fourth Season, the Problem with "Nashville" and La Morte du "Merlin"

26 November 2012 4:49 AM, PST | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

Miles and Monroe are face to face on Revolution's fall finale.

I forget, which one's the Dean and which one's the Castliel in this relationship?

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Anyone have good recipes for leftover turkey?

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In sad news, Larry Hagman died on Friday from complications from cancer. His surviving family has our best wishes in this tough time.

As for Hagman's creative legacy, Buzzfeed reflects on how J.R. Ewing changed primetime TV, helping usher in selfish, menacing characters. Meanwhile as for Hagman's current series, The Hollywood Reporter says that producers of the new Dallas series are working on a proper farewell for J.R. but he was already able to appear in six episodes of the upcoming season.

The third season of Downton Abbey won't debut stateside for a few more weeks but ITV has odered a fourth season of the popular period drama. »

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People's Choice Awards TV Nominees: Vampire Diaries, Glee, Supernatural Lead the Way

15 November 2012 11:54 AM, PST | TVfanatic | See recent TVfanatic news »

The people have spoken, and they remain enamored with Glee and The Vampire Diaries. The Fox musicomdrama and the CW thriller scored a leading five nominations apiece for the 2013 People’s Choice Awards. Following close behind with four nods was Supernatural, while The Big Bang Theory, The Voice, The X Factor, Once Upon a Time and Castle all scored three. Scroll down for the complete list of TV nominations (winners will be announced during a live ceremony hosted by Big Bang‘s Kaley Cuoco on Jan. 9 on CBS). And to vote, click here.

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The people choose to nominate Glee and The Vampire Diaries for awards apparently. The Fox and CW hits scored five nominations apiece for the 2013 People’s Choice Awards, tops among TV.

Supernatural nabbed four, while The Big Bang Theory, The Voice, The X Factor, »

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People's Choice Awards 2013: Justin Bieber and Channing Tatum are top nominees, 'Twilight' pretty much shut out

15 November 2012 10:54 AM, PST | Pop2it | See recent Pop2it news »

Channing Tatum and Justin Bieber are among the leading nominees for the 2013 People's Choice Awards, but Twihards are going to be disappointed.

The 2013 edition of the awards is set for Jan. 9, and per usual they'll run the gamut of movies, TV and music. Bieber picked up five nominations in the music category, including nods for favorite male artist and favorite pop artist. He'll also compete against his ex-girlfriend, Selena Gomez, in the "favorite music fan following" category.

Tatum has four nominations, including ones for favorite comedic and dramatic actor (range!). Emma Stone and Jennifer Lawrence are the top female nominees with three each. Adam Levine has only one individual nomination -- for favorite celebrity judge -- but between "The Voice" and Maroon 5, he's part of six nominees.

Noticeably absent from the movie categories is "Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 2." It opens Friday (Nov. 16), which apparently was too late for this year's awards. »

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Glee, Supernatural, Vampire Diaries and Castle Top 2013 People's Choice Nominations

15 November 2012 9:59 AM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

The people have spoken, and they remain enamored with Glee and The Vampire Diaries

The Fox musicomdrama and the CW thriller scored a leading five nominations apiece for the 2013 People’s Choice Awards.

Following close behind with four nods was Supernatural, while The Big Bang Theory, The Voice, The X Factor, Once Upon a Time and Castle all scored three.

Scroll down for the complete list of TV nominations (winners will be announced during a live ceremony hosted by Big Bang‘s Kaley Cuoco on Jan. 9 on CBS). And to vote, click here.

Favorite Network TV Comedy:

 The Big Bang Theory »

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TV on Tap: "Mythbusters" Will Tackle "Breaking Bad," "The Goodwin Games" Closes Early and "Malibu Country" Debuts Big

5 November 2012 4:36 AM, PST | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

Castle investigates a murder at the Sci-Fi Con...

but why is guest star Ed Quinn dressed in such a baggy costume?

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In a surprising development, Fox has cut back on its order for the Becki Newton/Scott Foley comedy, The Goodwin Games, reducing the series frist season from thirteen to seven episodes and suddenly halting filming. Usually, that's a sign that the network doesn't have a lot of confidence in the show, but in this case there's a plausible alternative — with The Mindy Project getting a 26-episode season and Ben & Kate getting 19 episodes, Goodwin's first season was cut to match the needs of the Tuesday night lineup.

Is the sitcom spin-off dead? The failure of The Farm makes it look that way, especially since CBS doesn't seem to be looking to extend the life of its older hits with a Frasier-style (or Joey) spin-off.

EW has the first »

- LyleMasaki

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Underground Film Links: November 4, 2012

4 November 2012 10:08 AM, PST | Underground Film Journal | See recent Underground Film Journal news »

This week’s Must Browse is a collection of VHS box covers created by modern cartoonists, including the brilliant The Holy Mountain II: Code Name: Alchemist. (Pictured above.) All artwork created for a silent auction to benefit Scarecrow Video. You can also browse some stuff at Facebook.At Fandor, Nelson Carvajal writes up Damon Packard’s Dawn of an Evil Millennium film trailer/film and places it within its appropriate lo-fi indie horror context.Robert Maier gives details on the casting of Ricki Lake in John Waters’ breakout hit Hairspray, where she was discovered in a case of rare luck.Temple of Schlock discovers that Seattle, Washington was a hotbed of indie film premieres in the early ’70s. Plus, Supersonic Supergirls! (Gotta love that title.)One+One Filmmakers Journal has notes on Peter Whitehead’s controversial statements about terrorism superseding cinema as art.Chopping Mall runs down a few horror »

- Mike Everleth

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TV on Tap: "Wilfred" Fetches a Third Season, Felicia Day Returns to "Supernatural" and "Glee" Gets "Gangnam Style"

1 November 2012 5:38 AM, PDT | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

Elementary: This week with twice as many amazing women of color.

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In theory, I like how Arrow keeps picking out DC characters that aren't very familiar to me. The problem is that it gives me fewer chances to get excited about what's coming up (I hope they're saving Cheshire for May sweeps.) The next DC villain to show up is Firefly, who will be played by Andrew Dunbar. What little I know of Firefly comes from the Arkham games.

Since Glee can't stay away from a good meme, it turns out New Directions will perform "Gangnam Style" at sectionals. I tried to listen to see if they were performing an English version of the song or if they were actually rapping in Korean, but my ears weren't sensitive enough.

FX has ordered a third season of Wilfred, albeit with behind-the-scene changes. I hope they can find a way »

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Honest Question: How Do You Feel About Queen Latifah?

30 October 2012 2:48 PM, PDT | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

Just as news of Anderson Cooper's talk show cancellation rings out, another chat contender steps up to the plate: Queen Latifah, who hosted an eponymous talk show in 1999 for two seasons, is coming back in 2013 with another daytime offering. Since I'm not especially pleased with the current platter of new talk shows, this is both encouraging and harrowing. If Ricki Lake can't bring back the fire of her '90s hit, why should I expect Queen Latifah, whose new show will offer "celebrity interviews, human interest stories, and live performances," to be able to do the same?

But of course, the question of renewable vitality has always been central to Queen Latifah's presence in pop culture. The woman who once righteously thrilled and dominated rap with hits like "U.N.I.T.Y." has morphed into several other versions of bankable entertainer: She's been an actress (Oscar-nominated for »

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TV on Tap: NBC Won't Bet "The Farm", Kim Cattrall Has "Skin" in the Game and "Up All Night" Plans a Major Revamp

30 October 2012 5:53 AM, PDT | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

The Raising Hope gang is spending Halloween discovering the local gay bar.

As you might expect after last night, the schedule is still in flux. Tonight's episodes of Go On and The New Normal have already been preempted for storm coverage.

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Castle just did a bit of last-minute recasting to the guest-cast of an upcoming episode, adding Mark Deklin to an episode that already has soap vets Nancy Lee Grahn and Jack Wagner.

Canadian channels Movie Central and The Movie Network have ordered a six episode season of a North American version of British comedy Sensitive Skin. I don't usually follow Canadian TV developments, but this remake will star Sex and the City alum Kim Cattrall (who previously tried to sell the series to HBO) which makes it likely it'll travel south and air in the states. The series (which originally starred Joanna Lumley) follows a hip London couple »

- LyleMasaki

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The great Anderson Cooper talk show experiment is over

29 October 2012 12:30 PM, PDT | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

The race to fill the power vacuum created by Oprah Winfrey has just ended for one silvery thoroughbred, as Anderson Cooper's syndicated daytime talk show Anderson will not be returning for a third season. Cooper's attempt to follow in his hero Phil Donahue's footsteps has consistently underperformed since its debut—much like similar talk shows starring Katie Couric, Jeff Probst, and Ricki Lake have also disappointed executives, and those who live the sort of lives where they're around to watch talk shows in the afternoon. In Cooper's case, he can at least be commended for »

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