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'Glee' alum Nolan Funk joins 'Arrow'

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Felicity Smoak has some explaining to do.

Glee and Awkward alum Nolan Funk has been tapped to guest-star in an upcoming episode of Arrow, EW has learned.

Funk will play Cooper Seldon, Felicity’s hacker boyfriend from her days at MIT. It’s unclear whether Cooper will appear in flashback or present-day, but Funk will pop up in the highly aniticipated Felicity-centric episode, aptly titled “The Secret Origin of Felicity Smoak,” which will also introduce her mother, played by NYPD Blue alum Charlotte Ross.

Funk first broke the news on Instagram when he posted a photo of himself with an Arrow script. »


- Natalie Abrams

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'The Mindy Project' adds 'Fargo' star Allison Tolman

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Allison Tolman will check into The Mindy Project this fall, EW has confirmed.

The Emmy-nominated Fargo star will guest-star on the Fox comedy for two episodes as a romance novelist who ends up on a bad blind date with Adam Pally’s Peter. The news was first reported by TV Guide Magazine.

Tolman joins previously announced guest-stars Niecy Nash, Shonda Rhimes, Rob McElhenney and Rhea Perlman.

The Mindy Project returns Sept. 16 at 9:30 p.m. on Fox. »


- Natalie Abrams

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'Ray Donovan' creator Ann Biderman stepping down as showrunner

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EW has confirmed that Ann Biderman will be leaving her post as showrunner of Showtime’s Ray Donovan.

Biderman wrote and created the fixer crime drama, and served as showrunner for the first two seasons. Biderman will stay on the show as a creative consultant. The Hollywood Reporter was the first to report the news.

Showtime President David Nevins said in a statement, “Ann Biderman is a uniquely gifted writer and creator. She has done great work on Ray Donovan from her very first pitch through the first two amazing seasons. Ray Donovan has become a signature asset for Showtime »


- Teresa Jue

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A&E axes 'Longmire' after three seasons

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A&E has canceled Longmire after three seasons, EW has confirmed.

The modern western starred Robert Taylor as the unflappable and recently widowed sheriff of Absaroka County, Wyoming. The third season capped off with 3.7 million viewers and 0.6 in the 18-49 demographic, down from its season 2 finale.

“We would like to thank the phenomenal cast, crew and producers of Longmire, along with our partners at Warner Horizon, for their tireless work on three seasons of quality dramatic storytelling,” the network said in a statement. “We are incredibly proud of what we have achieved together.”

According to a source, producer Warner Horizon plans to shop Longmire elsewhere. »


- Natalie Abrams

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'Psych' star Corbin Bernsen to guest on CBS' new drama 'Scorpion'

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Psych-os will be happy about this one: Corbin Bernsen will guest-star in an upcoming episode of CBS’ new drama Scorpion.

Scorpion stars Elyes Gabel as Walter O’Brien, an eccentric genius who assembles a team of super-geniuses to combat the complex threats of the modern age.

EW has learned exclusively that the Psych star will play Bob Connelly, a Las Vegas casino owner who turns to Walter’s team when his profit margins start to shrink. But Walter will discover that underneath the glitz and glamor, all is not as it seems with Connelly and his casino.

The drama, »


- Natalie Abrams

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ABC unveils mysterious new 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' billboard in L.A. (Updated)

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ABC unveiled a new Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. billboard that may have motorists scratching their heads.

On Monday morning, a new ad for the show appeared on Barham and DeWitt—an intersection hard to miss when you’re coming into Hollywood—that features the mysterious alien equation that Coulson was carving into a wall in the final moments of the S.H.I.E.L.D. finale.

The billboard keeps with the minimalist tone the super series set going into its freshman run.

Can you decipher the alien equation? Tune in to Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. on Sept. 23 at 9 p. »


- Natalie Abrams

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Patton Oswalt to guest on CBS' 'Battle Creek'

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Battle Creek, CBS’ upcoming buddy cop drama co-created by Breaking Bad’s Vince Gilligan and House’s David Shore may not have a premiere date, but it does have a noteworthy guest star.

Patton Oswalt joins stars Josh Duhamel and Dean Winters as the unorthodox mayor of Battle Creek, Mich., in the freshman season’s sixth episode, “Cereal Killer,” EW has learned exclusively. The character’s full name? Mayor Scooter Hardy. There really was no other casting choice.

Duhamel stars as Milton Chamberlain, a handsome, charismatic FBI agent with unlimited resources, who opens a field office at the underfunded police »


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'Frasier' star David Hyde Pierce joins 'The Good Wife'

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Frasier alum David Hyde Pierce has landed a recurring role on The Good Wife.

The Emmy and Tony Award-winning actor will play a highly respected cable news legal commentator who is so disgusted by the corruption and murder rate in Chicago that he decides to run for office.

“We couldn’t be more thrilled and flattered that David’s making The Good Wife his first TV role since Frasier,” showrunners Robert and Michelle King said in a statement. “We’re tremendous fans of his dramatic skills as well as his comedy.”

The Good Wife returns Sept. 21 at 9:30 p.m. »


- Natalie Abrams

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First Look: Britt Robertson returns to 'Under the Dome'

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Angie is back Under the Dome.

Britt Robertson, who was killed off the CBS drama during the season 2 premiere, will reprise her role on Monday’s episode, EW has learned exclusively. Angie, or whatever she is when the dome makes dead people appear, will reunite with former flame and captor Junior in the infamous storm shelter, where he was last seen cuddling with Melanie while guarding the egg.

“A voice from Junior’s past may change his future forever,” executive producer Neal Baer teased of Angie’s appearance in an episode titled “The Fall,” which will also explore Big Jim »


- Natalie Abrams

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Netflix acquires 'The Blacklist' for $2 million per episode

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It looks like The Blacklist will be rolling in the dough.

Netflix has acquired the streaming rights to the NBC crime procedural from Sony Pictures Television in a hefty $2 million fee per episode, EW has confirmed. Deadline first reported the news.

The $2 million price tag will be the largest per-episode fee paid by a subscription-based video-on-demand company for a television show. While Netflix gets the first window on the streaming rights to the show, Sony TV will also be selling The Blacklist to broadcast and cable networks for syndication. The show was a ratings hit for NBC, garnering strong viewership for a freshman drama, »


- Teresa Jue

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'Big Bang Theory' scoop: Where did Sheldon go on the train?

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Big Bang Theory fans won’t have to wait long to find out where Sheldon ended up after disappearing on a train in last season’s finale. CBS has just revealed that he’ll be somewhere very hot when the long-running comedy returns this fall.

Sheldon had a hard time adjusting to so much change in the finale, which included Penny and Leonard announcing their engagement, Sheldon being unable to change his field of study at work, and the comic book store burning down. The uber-geek decided to hop on a train so he could clear his mind. Where did he end up going? »


- Natalie Abrams

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Netflix developing French original drama 'Marseille'

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After experiencing success with its original programming, Netflix is branching out to add a French drama to its schedule.

Netflix’s first original French production, Marseille, will tell the story of Robert Taro, the French city’s mayor. According to a press release, “The coming elections have him face the man he chose as his heir, an ambitious youngster aiming high. Both candidates will fight mercilessly. Marseille stages a fight around revenge, animated by drug lords, politicians, unions and the political players of the city.”

Created and written by Dan Frank, Marseille will feature eight episodes, with the first two directed by Florent-Emilio Siri. »


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First image from 'Reign' season 2 stars Mary, Francis, and Mary's legs

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So far, the biggest teases fans have gotten for season two of Reign have involved a plague, famine, sex, a baby, more sex, and lots of death. Oh, and a new princess joining the fun. But now, EW has an exclusive first look at season two with a promo shot of the king and queen of France.

Although Mary and Francis didn’t leave things on good terms—she locked him out of the castle as he rode into a plague-infected land to visit his baby mama—there’s no reason to believe their marriage is in jeopardy just yet. »


- Samantha Highfill

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Matt Letscher of 'Scandal' to guest star on 'Castle' season 7 premiere

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Matt Letscher, whom Scandal fans will recognize from his role as Billy Chambers, is heading to (fictional) New York City.

EW has confirmed that Letscher will guest star in the season-seven premiere of Castle as Henry Jenkins, a security consultant. According to TVLine, which first reported the news, Jenkins will give Beckett information “on the most important case of her life.”

In other words, it’s probably a safe bet he’ll give her information regarding Castle’s whereabouts. As fans know, the first promo for season seven showed Beckett realizing that Castle was not in the burning car. And »


- Samantha Highfill

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Netflix gives a sneak peek of 'Marco Polo,' announces premiere date

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Who knew Marco Polo looked so fetching on a horse?

Netflix has announced a Dec. 12 premiere date for the 10-episode original series Marco Polo, a historical saga which focuses on Polo’s sojourn into 13th-century China, then ruled by Kublai Khan.

According to a press release, the drama will be rife with warfare, manipulation, and sexual intrigue, as well as a global cast featuring Italian newcomer Lorenzo Richelmy as the titular character, Chinese actress Zhu Zhu as Polo’s love interest, Joan Chen as Empress Chabi, and Benedict Wong as Kublai Khan.

Netflix also released five sneak-peek photos in anticipation for the show’s premiere. »


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Amazon's new test pilots take flight

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Not so long ago, reality TV promised us that anyone could be a famous singer,

or chef, or alligator wrestler, or Amish craftsman. Now it’s not enough to be onscreen talent: We want to be development execs, too.

We have that chance with Amazon presenting its third round of pilots, which can be found on Amazon Instant Video. Viewers can watch, rate, and review the five new shows, and their feedback will help the streaming site decide which pilots to pick up as original series. (Last time around it ordered six series, including Chris Carter’s The After and Jill Soloway’s Transparent. »


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Fox orders Rivers Cuomo project

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Fox has given a put-pilot commitment for DeTour, a project based on the life of Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Based on Cuomo’s real-life “detour”—when he returned to study at Harvard University in the midst of his musical career—the single-camera comedy will focus on a middle-aged rock star who leaves success on stage in order to rediscover himself.

Steve Franks, the creator of USA Network’s Psych, will write the pilot and executive produce along with Cuomo. »


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'American Horror Story: Freak Show' teaser: What is in that cage?!?

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Yesterday, EW delivered one of the first teasers for this fall’s American Horror Story: Freak Show. Now, here’s a glimpse of possibly one of the attractions of the titular freak show in this latest exclusive new teaser. What in the hell is in that cage? Who is the other man keeping the thing in the cage? What’s up with his scary hands? Why can’t this show premiere now?

American Horror Story: Freak Show premieres Oct. 8 on FX and features Jessica Lange, Sarah Paulson, Angela Bassett, Kathy Bates, Michael Chiklis, Evan Peters, Emma Roberts, Frances Conroy, and Denis O’Hare. »


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Tyler Posey and Dylan O'Brien of 'Teen Wolf' on fans, first impressions

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In four seasons, Teen Wolf has morphed from a guilty pleasure into a bloody thrill ride, making teen-scene royalty out of leads Tyler Posey (as titular teen wolf Scott McCall) and Dylan O’Brien (as his trusted friend Stiles). Offscreen, the 22-year-old actors are real-life pals who display an easy rapport despite some philosophical differences on things like sports and tattoos.

EW visited the show’s Los Angeles set recently for scoop on the sexiest, scariest, most bonkers show on MTV. Check out the extended interview below:

EW: This year, you premiered the season while still working on it. Did »


- Marc Snetiker

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Watch the 'Friends' cast reunite on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'

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Jimmy Kimmel lived out his fantasy on Wednesday after staging a mini-Friends reunion on Jimmy Kimmel Live!

The late night host enlisted Must-See TV alums Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox and Lisa Kudrow to act out some of his own Friends fan-fiction that he had written years ago, in which he inserted himself into the show’s script.

Kimmel surprised his guest Aniston with an exact replica of Monica and Rachel’s apartment from the NBC series. Though the actress denied his request to wear the Rachel wig, she played along as Kimmel portrayed Ross in a scene about how great the paleontologist is in bed. »


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