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FX Orders Pariah Pilot From It's Always Sunny Scribes, Starring Comic Bill Burr

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FX Networks has given a green light to Pariah, a comedy pilot penned by It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia writers/producers John and Dave Chernin and starring funnyman Bill Burr.

The premise is such: Following an on-air meltdown, volatile TV personality “Joe Abbott” (played by Burr) is exiled from show business and forced to navigate society as a man with no apparent skills.

Related You’re the Worst, Married Renewed for Second Seasons; Worst Moving to Fxx

The pilot will be directed by It’s Always Sunny star Rob McElhenney, whose Rcg Productions is producing with FX Networks. (At this early stage, »


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TVLine Items: The 100's First Bloody Minutes, Gh Vet Returns and More

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The 100 is adopting a take-all-prisoners approach to Season 2.

The CW has released the chill-inducing first three minutes of the drama’s upcoming premiere (airing Oct. 22), in which Clarke gets bloody and lethal with her captors.

Related The 100 Season 2 Photos: Clarke Meets the Big, Bad Boss and More

Press Play on the above video to watch the scary start.

Ready for more of today’s newsy nuggets? Well…

* Hugo Napier will reprise his General Hospital role as Larry Ashton, Tracy’s ex and Ned’s father, Soap Opera Digest reports. (Is that who Fluke is?!)

Related Fall TV Preview: Exclusive Scoop »


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Castle Mystery Man Drops (Just a Few) Clues About Rick's Vanishing

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Who faked Castle‘s car crash, dragged away his body and had him doing heaven-knows-what for two months?

The ABC series’ Season 7 premiere established at least one person who has answers that Rick and Kate so anxiously seek – a mystery man who passed himself off as mild-mannered mobile home-owner “Henry Jenkins,” in the name of pointing the 12th’s investigation down the wrong path.

Related Castle Premiere Recap: When the Mystery Writer Becomes the Mystery

TVLine spoke with onetime Scandal bad boy Matt Letscher about his super-secret guest-starring turn on Castle, which continues Monday at 10/9c, as well as his »


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Showtime Sets Return Dates for Shameless, Episodes and House of Lies

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Happy Edgy New Year, courtesy of Showtime!

The pay cabler announced today that Shameless, House of Lies and Episodes will return Sunday, January 11. The trio of dark comedies — which scored 2014 Emmy nominees for Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for stars William H. Macy, Don Cheadle and Matt LeBlanc — will air at 9/8c, 10/9c and 10:30/9:30c respectively.

Related House of Lies Recruits The Following‘s Valorie Curry for Season 4 Arc

House of Lies and Episodes are both entering Season 4, while Shameless is heading into Season 5.

Which of Showtime’s Sunday-night shows have you already added to your calendar? »


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Ratings: Selfie and Love Story Gets Few Likes, S.H.I.E.L.D. Hits Low, Mindy Rises

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ABC’s Selfie didn’t get a whole lotta Instagratification with its Tuesday premiere, drawing just 4.9 million total viewers and a 1.4 demo rating.

But Manhattan Love Story had even fewer followers, leading out of that with 4.3 mil and a 1.3.

Selfie (which TVLine readers gave an average grade of “B”) and Love Story (“C+”) thus mark ABC’s lowest-rated comedy premieres ever, a rival notes.

Continuing ABC’s night, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (4.5 mil/1.7) fell 25 and 19 percent (hitting a demo low), while Forever (5.6 mil/1.3) dropped 19 and 28 percent.

Elsewhere….

CBS | NCIS (18.6 mil/2.6) added a few eyeballs versus its premiere but slipped 10 percent in the demo. »


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Nashville Newbie (and Fan) Laura Benanti on Sadie's Music City Sojourn

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Go On alum, Tony winner and Twitter master extraordinaire Laura Benanti starts her arc as Nashville‘s Sadie Stone this week (Wednesday, 10/9c), when the singer-songwriter catches Rayna’s discerning eye.

In a very entertaining interview, Benanti chatted with TVLine about everything from her supportive neighbors to Kacey Musgraves to her obsession with Connie Britton. Here are the important takeaways:

She Doesn’T Like Jeff Fordham, Either | “I’m a huge fan of the show. My girlfriend, Chelsea, and I, we watch it religiously. So when I got offered this job, it was probably the happiest moment of my life… »


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Parenthood First Look: Amber and Sarah Have a Serious Baby Talk

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On the Season 6 premiere of Parenthood, Sarah wasn’t thrilled to learn she’s becoming a grandmother — and on this Thursday’s episode (NBC, 10/9c), it doesn’t seem like much has changed.

Related  Parenthood Season 6 Premiere Recap: What Happened in Vegas?

In the exclusive sneak peek below, Sarah sits down with Amber in hopes of letting the pregnancy news sink in. But when Amber reveals that Ryan isn’t aware he’s a daddy-to-be, things take a turn for the awkward — and Sarah finally admits how she really feels about her daughter’s current situation.

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Jessie Gets Engaged, Liv and Maddie's Triplet and More 'Monstober' Photos

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Disney Channel has scared up some big happenings for its “Monstober” programming event, kicking off this Thursday, Oct. 2. For one, Jessie will find herself poised to be more than just Frankenstein’s bride.

Related Disney Channel’s Girl Meets World Renewed for Season 2

As seen in the exclusive photo gallery below, Jessie’s new beau Brooks will pop the question this Thursday at 9/8c, even though the NYC nanny’s hair has seen better days. Also on tap for “Monstober,” Jessie (played by Debby Ryan) and her charges will get animated for an Oct. 10 crossover with Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man: Web-Warriors, »


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Mistresses' Alyssa Milano: I Won't Be Returning for Season 3

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Mistresses may be sans Savi when it returns for its recently ordered Season 3 next summer.

Related Mistresses Ep Talks Shocking Season 2 Finale: ‘Soap Operas Live and Die on Unforgivable Acts’

Hours after ABC announced that the summertime sudser had been renewed for another cycle, star Alyssa Milano shared on both Twitter and Facebook, “Sadly, I won’t be returning to #Mistresses,” followed by a link to her personal website, where she offered this explanation:

After two wonderful seasons in Los Angeles, the studio has decided to shoot Season 3 of Mistresses in Vancouver, Canada for financial reasons. It’s with a »


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ABC Family, HBO and MTV Lead GLAAD's Annual Lgbt Inclusion Study; CW Has No Regular Lgbt Characters

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GLAAD on Wednesday released its Network Responsibility Index, an annual study of Lgbt representation on television. For the first time, three networks were awarded the grade of “Excellent.”

ABC Family, HBO and MTV all earned top marks, making this the first time the Lgbt advocacy group has awarded that high honor to three networks. Achieving an “Excellent” grade will be more difficult in the future, however, as networks will now be required to include significant content with specifically transgender characters in order to be eligible.

Moving down the line, ABC, The CW, Fox, NBC, FX and Showtime are all ranked as “Good, »


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MTV's Happyland: Is New Comedy Worth the Price of Admission?

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MTV’s Happyland spins a tale as old as time: Boy meets girl, girl falls for boy, girl discovers she and boy have the same father.

Related Ryan Rottman Previews MTV’s Twisted New Dramedy Happyland 

That’s my one-sentence plot summary of the new comedy, which premiered Tuesday, though it’s a little more complicated than that. The show centers around Vanessa Hudgens Lucy Velez, a 17-year-old living at a Disneyland-style theme park with her mom Gloria, who’s been playing Happyland’s “Princess Adrianna” for the better part of two decades.

Towards the beginning of Gloria’s royal run, »


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Sons of Anarchy Recap: Risky Business

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Who knew Sons of Anarchy could get so poignant?

During a moment of crisis for Samcro on Tuesday’s episode of the FX drama, Bobby reflects on the club’s good ol’ days: “Remember when our biggest problem was which Mayan to kill?” Jax insists those were simpler times, but Bobby takes it a step further: “Simpler men.”

That statement seems particularly fitting for this week’s installment, which finds the motorcycle club getting into hot water with multiple allies — and realizing there’s very few places left to turn. Without further ado, here’s what went down on “Poor »


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The Voice Recap: The Curious Case of Un-Pushed Buttons [Updated]

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“Why Aren’T You All Turning Your Chairs? Turn Your Chairs! Turn Them! Turn Them!”

Oh dear. I am so sorry to begin this recap of The Voice‘s fourth round of Season 7 Blind Auditions with an all-caps rant, but come on, I’m not the only one who finds himself shouting and gesticulating wildly when Gwen, Pharrell, Adam and Blake ignore winning PowerBall tickets falling from heaven, am I?

And by “winning PowerBall tickets,” of course, I mean serious contenders like Toia Jones and Amanda Lee Peers, who tonight had to settle for two- and one-chair turns, respectively, while »


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The Mindy Project Recap: Evasive Maneuvers

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“You’re a perfect couple: You’re terrible people and you’re huge liars,” Cliff hollers at Danny in Tuesday’s Mindy Project, and he’s not wrong — at least not in this week’s episode.

After all, by the time Cliff’s frustration reaches its zenith, both Danny and his self-involved girlfriend have flung falsehoods at each other and repeatedly fibbed to the heartbroken lawyer. Plus, we learn Mindy hasn’t paid taxes in six years?!

It’s as if the docs’ romance has made them even bigger weirdos than when they were apart, as you’ll see while »


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Ask Ausiello: Spoilers on Vampire Diaries, Walking Dead, Bones, Bates, Dixie, Chi Fire, Witches and More

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Got a scoop request? An anonymous tip you’re dying to share? Send any/all of the above to askausiello@tvline.com

Question: I’m still Team Stelena on The Vampire Diaries. Is there any hope? —Allison

Ausiello: Never give up hope, Allison! Elena’s emotions are all over the place in Season 6 and I have it on good authority that her love life is going to be far from dormant. In fact, I hear she’ll be locking lips with a handsome fella in Episode 3 — and his name does not rhyme with Shmamon.

Related Fall TV Spoiler Spectacular: Exclusive »


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Is ABC's Manhattan Love Story Worthy of a Second Date?

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The would-be couple at the center of ABC’s Manhattan Love Story sure do spend a lot of time in their own heads. But what were you thinking as you watched the new rom-com on Tuesday night?

Related Fall TV Spoiler Spectacular: Exclusive Scoop and Photos on 42 of Your Returning Favorites

Before you give us your take, here’s a brief refresher of the pilot: Dana (played by Crazy, Stupid, Love‘s Analeigh Tipton) is fresh to New York City, having moved from Atlanta to finally start her publishing career. (How is publishing still a rom-com trope?) Although it appears »


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ABC's Selfie: Could It Be a 'Favorite'?

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Eliza Dooley has no real friends. And frankly, it’s not hard to figure out why.

In ABC’s new comedy Selfie, Eliza (Doctor Who’s Karen Gillan) is a narcissistic, social media-obsessed pharmaceutical sales rep, who considers her present-day Insta-fame redemption for those awkward, friendless teenage years.

But as Eliza observes in the first few minutes of Tuesday’s premiere, “Being friended is not the same thing as having friends.” It’s a lesson she learns the hard way, after she tosses her cookies twice en route to a business trip — upon learning that her co-worker boyfriend is, in fact, »


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Report: Rush Hour TV Series In the Works from Bill Lawrence, Brett Ratner

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Please try to understand the words that are coming out of this article.

Related Fox Eyes Minority Report TV Series

An hourlong action-comedy series based on the Jackie Chan/Chris Tucker franchise Rush Hour is currently in the works from Warner Bros. TV, our sister site Deadline reports.

The project will reportedly be co-written and executive-produced by Bill Lawrence, with Arthur Sarkissian and Brett Ratner — the director of the franchise — also on board to executive-produce.

The Rush Hour movies follow Detective Inspector Lee (Chan) and Detective James Carter (Tucker) as they team up to solve various crimes. Three films have »


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Yvette Nicole Brown Exits Community

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The Greendale Gang is down another member.

Yvette Nicole Brown will not be a part of Community‘s upcoming sixth season on Yahoo Screen, TVLine has confirmed. The actress asked to be released from her contract, and Sony granted her request.

“My dad needs daily care and he needs me,” Brown told TVGuide.com. “The idea of being away 16 hours a day for five months, I couldn’t do it. It was a difficult decision for me to make, but I had to choose my dad.”

Video Community Boss Wants Donald Glover Back for Season 6

In a statement, Community EPs »


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Yvonne Strahovski to Reteam With Chuck Creator on Astronaut Wives Club

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The Astronaut Wives Club just got a lot hotter — like, burning up upon re-entry hotter — thanks to the addition of Chuck alum Yvonne Strahovski.

The actress will join the upcoming ABC series’ cast, HitFix.com reports, giving her the chance to once more work with Chuck co-creator (and Astronaut co-executive producer) Josh Schwartz.

Related Fall TV Spectacular: Exclusive Scoop and Photos on 42 Returning Favorites

The new drama is penned by Gossip Girl‘s Stephanie Savage, Schwartz’s co-ep,  and follows a group of women who support their star-bound husbands during the 1960s space race. The action follows Lily Koppel’s 2013 bestseller, »


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