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Morgan Joins 'The Good Wife'

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Jeffrey Dean Morgan is heading to "The Good Wife."

The actor, who currently stars opposite Halle Berry on CBS summer series "Extant," has been booked as series regular for Season 7.

Alicia Florrick (Julianna Margulies) will hire Jeffrey's character Alex, "a calm, experienced hourly investigator," in the new season, per the network.

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"We've loved and admired Jeffrey Dean Morgan for years, and we were thrilled to hear that Julianna did too, so it was a no-brainer to ask him to join our troupe," Executive Producers Robert and Michelle ...

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Jeremy Sisto Lands ‘Wicked City’ Lead In ABC Drama Recasting

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Exclusive: The Returned star Jeremy Sisto has been tapped for the lead role of Detective Jack Roth in ABC’s new fall crime drama Wicked City. In this recasting, the Suburgatory alum is taking over the role of the conflicted cop played by Adam Rothenberg in the pilot. The deal was closed over the weekend, I’ve learned, with papers to be signed imminently. With each season of the L.A themed anthology series intended to focus on a case from a different era in the City of… »


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TNT's Public Morals Trailer: Ed Burns Is a Morally Casual Cop in '60s Drama

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Ed Burns, Michael Rapaport, Neal McDonough, Brian Dennehy, Katrina Bowden and Timothy Hutton are among the familiar faces on display in the extended trailer for Public Morals, TNT’s new period drama premiering Tuesday, Aug. 25.

RelatedTNT Orders Period Cop Drama Penned By and Starring Ed Burns

Set in the 1960s, Public Morals centers on New York City’s Public Morals Division, where cops walk the line between morality and criminality as the temptations that come from dealing with all kinds of vice threaten to get the better of them. The show centers on Terry Muldoon (played by series writer/director »


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Ratings: USA Rookie Drama ‘Mr. Robot’ Surges in Week Two

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The audience for USA drama “Mr. Robot” grew nicely in its second week, making the show among the year’s top-rated cable series launches.

In Nielsen’s Live+3 estimates, which include same-night viewing and DVR playback within three days, the July 1 episode of “Mr. Robot” averaged a 1.11 rating in adults 18-49 and 3.2 million viewers overall. It shot up 36% in the demo and 13% in total viewers from the show’s June 24 premiere.

That pilot episode of “Mr. Robot” was released early online, and may have cut into the same-night ratings for the show’s linear premiere. USA estimated that the premiere had garnered about 3 million views across multiple non-linear platforms in the four weeks before it bowed on the network.

In adults 18-49, “Mr. Robot” has become the calendar year’s No. 2 scripted series premiere on cable — behind only AMC’s “Better Call Saul.” In Nielsen’s “live plus same-day” ratings, »


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Watch: NYC Cops Fight the City's Vices in 'Public Morals' Trailer

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Read More: Top 5 Fall TV Trailers: We Already Know What To Watch Prolific multi-hyphenate Edward Burns, who last tried television with 2009's "The Lynch Pin," is bringing a fresh creation to the small screen, thanks to TNT's new series,"Public Morals." Burns created the show, which he also produces, directs and stars in, and he recently expressed his excitement for the series on Twitter, where he described his 20-year process to get his "Irish cops and gangsters story told." "Public Morals" is set in 1960's New York City, and the series follows the officers in the New York Police Department's Public Morals Division, who struggle with the city's immorality while also trying to manage their personal lives as Irish-Americans.  Elizabeth Masucci and Aaron Dean Eisenberg also star in the cop drama.  Check out the trailer for the series above.  Read More: Summer TV Preview 2015: 15 New Shows You Need to »


- Kaeli Van Cott

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Masters of Sex Adds Walking Dead's Emily Kinney in Spicy Season 3 Role

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Emily Kinney‘s newest co-stars couldn’t be any less zombified.

RelatedMasters of Sex Season 3 Trailer, Poster Tout Twisty Threesome

The former Walking Dead star will recur in the upcoming third season of Showtime’s Masters of Sex, the network announced Monday. In addition to being Bill and Libby Masters’ former neighbor, Kinney’s Nora will also volunteer to serve as a “sex surrogate” in Masters and Johnson’s ongoing research.

Masters of Sex‘s third season — which features more sexual tension than ever between Michael Sheen, Lizzy Caplan and Caitlin Fitzgerald — premieres Sunday, July 12 at 10/9c.

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TVLine Items: Days' Ava Returns, Jeremy Sisto Gets Wicked and More

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One of Salem’s most unpredictable residents is popping back in for a visit.

Tamara Braun, who portrayed Mafia princess Ava Vitali on Days of Our Lives in 2008, will return for the soap’s upcoming 50th anniversary.

RelatedDays of Our LivesJason Cook Returning for 50th Anniversary

According to TVInsider, Braun will make her entrance in the Dec. 9 episode.

The actress, who won a Daytime Emmy Award in 2009 for her portrayal of Ava, has also appeared on the series as Taylor Walker, estranged sister of Nicole Walker.

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UnReal Renewed for Season 2

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Everlasting will need to find some more bachelors and bachelorettes.

Lifetime has renewed its original drama UnReal for Season 2, the network announced on Monday.

RelatedCable Renewal Scorecard 2015: What’s Coming Back? What’s Cancelled? What’s on the Bubble?

“We couldn’t be more proud to bring back UnReal,” Liz Gateley, Executive Vice President and Head of Programming for Lifetime, said in a statement. “With authentically flawed characters, sharp storytelling and impeccable performances, this show is propelling our brand in a truly exciting direction – an unexpected and bolder Lifetime.  We are thrilled to continue our work with [executive producers] Marti [Noxon] and »


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Lifetime Orders Second Season of ‘UnREAL’

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Lifetime has given a second season to “UnReal,” its scripted series about the behind-the-scenes working of a reality TV series.

The series, which is co-created by Marti Noxon and Sarah Gertrude Shapiro and stars Shiri Appleby and Constance Zimmer, will return next year with a 10-episode order. Noxon executive produces along with Sally DeSipio and Robert M. Sertner. Stacy Rukeyser co-exec produces and Shapiro serves as supervising producer.

UnReal” is the first scripted series fully produced and distributed by A+E Studios, which also handles global sales for the series.

“We couldn’t be more proud to bring back ‘UnReal,’ said Liz Gateley, Lifetime’s exec VP and programming head. “With authentically flawed characters, sharp storytelling and impeccable performances, this show is propelling our brand in a truly exciting direction – an unexpected and bolder Lifetime. We are thrilled to continue our work with Marti and Sarah and the incredible A+E Studios team, »


- Whitney Friedlander

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Jane Tranter Leaving BBC Worldwide Prods.; Matt Forde Named as Replacement

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Jane Tranter will step down as head of BBC Worldwide Productions and Adjacent Productions to launch her own production company, BBC Worldwide North America announced Monday.

She will be replaced by Matt Forde, whose title will change from Evp of TV sales and digital distribution to Evp of content production, sales and distribution. He will split his time between New York and Los Angeles as his role expands to cover Los Angeles-based productions. Forde will report to incoming BBC Worldwide North America prexy Ann Sarnoff, who takes the reins from Herb Scannell in August.

“Since arriving in the U.S., Jane has systematically grown and diversified our production base in Los Angeles,” commented Scannell. “She energized ‘Dancing With the Stars,’ which concluded its 20th season this year; took the company into scripted development and production with ‘DaVinci’s Demons’ and ‘Getting On'; and grew our network of partners by »


- Whitney Friedlander

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Are Rick and Morgan Set for a Face-Off in Alexandria When 'The Walking Dead' Returns for Season 6?

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The above Comic-Con poster art released ahead of AMC's presentation on the series at the annual San Diego event (it kicks of later this week, July 9), suggests that, doesn't it? And if that's not enough for you, maybe this quote from series showrunner Scott M. Gimple, in an interview he gave to Entertainment Weekly, published today, will add some weight to it; when asked whether the ending of last season meant that the next season will begin with our group of zombie-apocalypse survivors more united than ever, Dimple replied: "Well, it seems that everything is poised for that to happen, but there’s some interesting things. It’s super poised for that to happen, and then Pete walked in with Michonne’s sword. And more importantly, right after he pulled the trigger, Morgan was there and they’re face-to-face. What have we heard from Morgan? What have we seen from him? »


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CAA Names Time Warner Alum James Burtson as CFO

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CAA has tapped Time Warner alumnus James Burtson to serve as its chief financial officer.

Burtson comes to CAA after leading Time Warner’s global mergers and acquisitions department as senior VP. He was instrumental in the company’s transformations through spinoffs during the past decade of Time Warner Cable, AOL and Time Inc. He succeeds Jeff Berry, who held the CFO post at the agency for three and half years.

Burtson’s takes the reins on July 13.

CAA is experiencing incredible growth as we continue to expand the ways we serve clients and capitalize on new opportunities in the converging space of technology, content, sports and media,” said CAA president Richard Lovett. “The addition of Jim, someone who has driven strategy for growing and dynamic businesses, is a meaningful next step in our company’s evolution. His blend of deep financial and strategic experience will ensure that we continue »


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Espn Moves Espy Celebrity Golf Classic From Trump National

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Espn is moving next week’s Espy Celebrity Golf Classic from Trump National Golf Club following owner Donald Trump’s disparaging remarks about Mexican immigrants. The charity event will instead be held at Pelican Hill Golf Club on July 14.

“We decided it was appropriate to change the venue, and are grateful for the opportunity to stage the event at Pelican Hill on short notice,” Espn said in a statement. “This charity outing benefits the V Foundation’s Stuart Scott Memorial Cancer Research Fund, providing resources for important cancer research for minority populations, including Hispanics and African Americans. Our decision reflects our deep feelings for our former colleague and support for inclusion of all sports fans. Diversity and inclusion are core values at Espn and our decision also supports that commitment.”

The annual charity outing honors athletes, teams and organizations that have made a difference in their communities through sport.

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'True Detective': The Do's and Don'ts of Onscreen Death

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Ray Velcoro died. It's not even that Colin Farrell's character appeared to die in "True Detective" Episode 2; it's that he really did die. After taking a shotgun blast to the chest, everyone's favorite mustached feminist lay cold and unmoving on the ground as the masked shooter slowly sauntered over him. The suspect — dressed in black and wearing a crow's mask he borrowed from that very apartment — fired another blast into Ray's chest at point blank range, before we abruptly shifted to the silent sidewalk outside Ben Caspere's Hollywood apartment; a reminder that no one would have heard the shooting thanks to the sound-proofing within. Poor Ray went there alone and died there alone, leaving the audience to wonder when and how his rotting corpse would be found in Episode 3. Read More: Watch: 'True Detective' Season 2 Invites You On Set with Nic Pizzolatto, Vince Vaughn, Colin Farrell and »


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Disney/ABC TV’s Vince Roberts to Retire in January 2016

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Vince Roberts, Disney/ABC Television Group’s exec VP of global operations and Cto who has been recognized one of the industry’s top technologists, plans to retire next January after more than 30 years with the Mouse House.

Roberts joined Disney in 1983 as a staff engineer for Disney Channel ahead of its launch in 1983. He was promoted to his current role in October 2010.

“Vince is part of the DNA of Disney/ABC, and he will be greatly missed when he departs next year,” Ben Sherwood, president of Disney/ABC Television Group, said in a statement. “We are all thankful for his insights and his contributions to our success, and we thank him for everything he has done to build Disney/ABC and position it for a successful future.”

In the late ’80s, Roberts served for two years as senior VP of production at Color Systems Technology — which during his tenure »


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FX Networks Promotes Five Senior Marketing Executives

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FX Networks has promoted five senior marketing execs, a recognition of the expanding number of platforms served by the department. The list includes cablers FX, Fxx and Fxm and the digital FXNow service.

The recently promoted execs are Sally Daws, John Varvi, Todd Heughens, Jason Phipps and Lance Reiss.

“Sally, John, Todd, Jason and Lance exemplify all that is essential and admirable in the marketing realm,” said Stephanie Gibbons, president of marketing, digital media and on-air promotions for FX Networks. “Their individual and team efforts have contributed to every marketing success at FX Networks for the last ten years.”

Daws has been promoted from senior VP to exec VP of marketing and digital media. She joined FX in 1994, and will continue to head the network’s advertising and national media planning and buying, and digital media including the network’s TV Everywhere application, FXNow and Simpsons World.

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Supernatural Season 11: The Darkness Invades! — What Happens Next?

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TVLine hits rewind on the TV season’s biggest “What Happens Next” finales, then invites you to predict the cliffhanger outcomes

It’s the end of the world as we know it — again — on Supernatural.

RelatedNCIS Season 13: Gibbs Was Left Bleeding — What Happens Next?

Last season’s finale found the CW series shrouded by Darkness — literally — as the Mark of Cain was removed from Dean’s arm. But without a new host to act as its lock and key, the old evil was unleashed on Earth, the dark and stormy-looking cloud eventually overtaking an immobile Sam and Dean. Now the Winchesters have a new, »


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‘Rosewood’s’ Temple Hill Signs Overall with 20th Century Fox TV

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Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey have moved their shingle Temple Hill from ABC Studios to 20th Century Fox Television Studios, where they have signed a two-year overall deal.

The deal allows the producers, whose TV credits include the upcoming Fox drama “Rosewood” and the recently departed ABC drama “Revenge,” to develop new projects for the studio.

“Marty and Wyck are incredibly talented producers, with a history of identifying great storytelling and talent. We’re thrilled to bring their passion for undeniable television to the studio. Their laser focus and ability to break through the clutter in such a crowded marketplace makes this a perfect partnership,” said Jonnie Davis, Tcftv’s president of creative affairs.

The news comes during a period of growth for Temple Hill, which last winter hired Xbox Entertainment Studios’ Albert Page to head its TV division.

“Wyck and I are excited to expand our television business with Dana, »


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Hillary Clinton Gives CNN First National Interview Post-Press Roping

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Hillary Clinton has picked CNN’s senior political correspondent Brianna Keilar for her first nationally televised interview since officially announcing her candidacy. Word of the CNN “get” interrupted, if only temporarily, the chatter on news networks, and in social media, about Clinton’s optically disastrous roping off of media during a weekend parade appearance. Clinton’s first national interview will air Tuesday on The Situation Room at 5 Pm Et and repeat on Anderson C… »

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Former ‘Criminal Minds’ Ep Janine Sherman Barrois Inks Warner Bros TV Deal

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Exclusive: Former Criminal Minds executive producer/writer Janine Sherman Barrois has signed a new multi-year overall deal at Warner Bros. Television. Under the new pact, she will create and develop new drama and comedy series. The onetime ER executive producer is returning to Wbtv where she was a graduate of the Warner Bros. Writers' Workshop, which launched her run writing for comedies like The Jamie Foxx Show and The PJs before shifting to the drama side with a run as… »

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