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'The Flash' boss on Pied Piper intro: He's the 'evil Harry Potter'

2 hours ago

The Flash is bringing the Pied Piper to life. During Tuesday’s episode, Broadway star Andy Mientus makes his debut as Hartley Rathaway, a former protégée of Harrison Wells (Tom Cavanagh), who seeks vengeance after being affected by the particle accelerator explosion—he’s created a way to manipulate sound waves. But Rathaway isn’t quite like the metahumans who have sought revenge on Wells after the explosion heard 'round Central City. »


- Natalie Abrams

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Fall TV pilots 2015: The full list

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You'll never see most of them. But that doesn't mean they don't exist—dozens of first episodes of prospective TV shows, all written, cast, shot and full of hope (and, largely, pretty lousy). Some will end up on the 2015-16 schedule as the shiny new broadcast lineup. Others will vanish into tax write-off infamy. We're still rooting for the big, traditional networks to put their pilots online, like Amazon, so we can properly judge them—rather than trusting network executives and mall focus groups to decide what gets on the air. (That's how we end up with Bad Judge). Until then, »

- James Hibberd and Natalie Abrams

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'X-Men' TV series may come to Fox

9 hours ago

Could Fox have a Gotham / X-Men block next fall? Perhaps. The network is in early talks to develop an X-Men TV series, but the deal is far from done. EW confirmed that discussions are underway for a small-screen version of the mutant franchise, with THR adding (unconfirmed) that Star Trek 3 writers Patrick McKay and Jd Payne would pen the script and 24 veterans Evan Katzand Manny Coto have been lined up as producers. »


- James Hibberd

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How Amazon plans to conquer Hollywood

9 hours ago

It's been a game-changing month for Amazon Studios. The online superstore announced plans last week to start producing original movies—not just a few, either, but 12 titles a year, each with a respectable indie budget ranging from $5 million to $25 million. The move came on the heels of Amazon solidifying its reputation as a major force in the TV industry by convincing Woody Allen to make a TV series and picking up two Golden Globes for its transgender dramedy Transparent—including the first-ever win by a streaming company in the best series category. And at least one of Amazon’s new »


- James Hibberd

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'House of Cards' cast talks (and jokes) about what's ahead for season 3

9 hours ago

House of Cards is a series about secrets. It should come as no surprise, then, that its cast is extremely tight-lipped about the show’s upcoming third season. This SAG Awards weekend, however, a few of the show's actors revealed the slightest hints of what’s to come. “I think that, if it’s possible, the end of  season is even more surprising than the last,” said Mozhan Marnò, who plays hotshot journalist Ayla Sayyad, at Entertainment Weekly’s SAG party Saturday. »


- C. Molly Smith

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David Tennant cast as Marvel villain in Netflix series

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Another Time Lord is coming to the Marvel universe. The studio has cast David Tennant as the major villain in its upcoming Netflix series A.K.A. Jessica Jones. The Doctor Who and Gracepoint star will play Zebediah Killgrave (also known as The Purple Man). The official series description: "After a tragic ending to her short-lived super hero stint, Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter, ABC's Don't Trust the B--- in Apt. 23) is rebuilding her personal life and career as a detective who gets pulled into cases involving people with extraordinary abilities in New York City. An enigmatic figure from Jessica’s past, Kilgrave »


- James Hibberd

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Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart to lip sync on post-Super Bowl 'Tonight Show'

10 hours ago

Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart had betterstart watching Emma Stone clips. The comedians, who co-star in the upcoming movie Get Hard, will appear on the post-Super Bowl Tonight Show, and will compete against host Jimmy Fallon in "Lip Sync Battle," NBC announced. The show, housed for Super Bowl purposes at the Orpheum Theater in Phoenix, will also feature Ariana Grande performing with The Roots. »


- Esther Zuckerman

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Watch the first scene of the next 'Outlander' episode

13 hours ago

The return of Outlander is still all too far away, but Starz has taken pity on fans eager for more Scottish warfare and romance by releasing the first scene of the upcoming episodes. The scene, while not revealing much by way of plot, will please Jamie lovers: Executive producer Ronald D. Moore explains in an introduction that the episode is told from Jamie's perspective rather than Claire's. »


- Esther Zuckerman

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