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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

13 hours ago | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

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

12 hours ago | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

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

13 hours ago | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

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, »

- Rick Kissell

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German Media Titans ProSiebenSat.1, Axel Springer in $16 Billion Merger Talks

2 hours ago | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

German broadcast group ProSiebenSat.1 and publishing giant Axel Springer are in merger talks that could lead to the creation of a business worth around Euros 14.4 billion ($15.9 billion).

According to the Wall Street Journal, negotiations are at an early stage and the merger would face regulatory and anti-trust challenges. A move by Springer 10 years ago to buy ProSiebenSat.1 failed after opposition from Germany’s media watchdog Kek and the country’s anti-trust body. The media landscape has changed since then, with the rise of digital rivals. Last year, the Federal Administrative Court over-ruled the Kek’s objections to a merger, and the more competitive landscape would probably nullify any anti-trust concerns.

ProSieben, which is worth around Euros 9.7 billion ($10.7 billion), owns a network of TV channels that had a 28.9% share of Germany’s free-tv market in the first quarter. It is an avid consumer of Hollywood content, and has a licensing deal with Warner Bros., »

- Leo Barraclough

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Teen Wolf Recap: Without a Tracy

3 hours ago | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Guys, what the bleep-bloop happened to Tracy? Less than a week ago, she was merely a sweet, normal high-school student — ignoring her penchant for randomly puking up black gunk and feathers, of course — but after Monday’s Teen Wolf… I don’t know what she is.

RelatedTeen Wolf Boss Previews Scott’s ‘Failure,’ the Return of Braeden (Among Others) and More Season 5 Scoop

Well, that’s not entirely true. I know she’s a Kanima, a fact Scott and his pals discovered after a trip to Doctor Deaton went south — and I mean Tracy’s-back-opened-and-her-spine-became-a-whipping-tail south. (Seriously, that was the »

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UnReal Recap: There's Something Off About Mary

4 hours ago | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

The following recap contains spoilers for this week’s episode of UnReal.

Ladies and gentlemen, mark down this week’s episode of UnReal as the moment that Rachel Goldberg officially sinks down between Jenny McCarthy and Chris Brown on the Dregs o’ Humanity scale.

And that pains me to say, because despite all of her backhandedness, manipulation and just-plain-wrong, self-serving moves throughout the season, I like Rachel. But I also liked my old cat Nestor, who was a scratching, hissing jerk to everyone who ever visited my apartment; doesn’t mean I didn’t gladly give him up to a »

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The Bachelorette Recap: The Truth Won't Let You Pee!

4 hours ago | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

For weeks now on The Bachelorette, Kaitlyn has failed to address the 500-pound gorilla in the room — aka That Thing She and Nick Did — even as it steadily gained body mass.

On Monday’s episode, though, Kaitlyn finally revealed — to one suitor, at least — that she and Nick slept together during a recent one-on-one date, an event that has hugely influenced the narrative of Season 11 thus far.

RelatedSummer TV Calendar: Masters of Sex, Married, Hell on Wheels and 105+ Other Dates to Save

To absolutely no one’s surprise, Kaitlyn’s confession led to even more seething jealousy on Shawn’s part, »

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So You Think You Can Dance Recap: The Top 20 Revealed — and Ranked! Plus: Exclusive First-Look Photos

5 hours ago | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

You can flash your abs and your bad attitude. You can punch a hotel ballroom wall. You can even make Nigel Lythgoe feel like he just got steamrolled by the Hot Tamale Train by surviving to the Green Mile, then giving an “eh, I’m gonna drop out now” shrug of the shoulders.

RelatedEmpire Taps R&B Diva Kelly Rowland to Play Lucious’… Mother?!

But there’s not a single contestant, judge or choreographer who can steal the unique joy of So You Think You Can Dance‘s Top 20 announcement episode. Season 12’s incarnation — which solidified fearsome front-runners on both the Stage and Street sides, »

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Chasing Life Ep on Natalie's Discovery, April's Setback & More Season 2 Scoop

5 hours ago | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Chasing Life kicked off its long-awaited second season Monday, and because it’s not enough for April to merely juggle a wedding and a new career — you know, on top of her ongoing cancer battle — the writers also decided to throw the mother father of all curveballs at Ms. Carver.

RelatedPretty Little Liars Exclusive: New Clues About the Girls’ Lives After the Big Time Jump

I’m referring to the final moments of the premiere, in which Natalie stumbled upon a manuscript (“Chasing Life”?!) written by her father. This, of course, came after April learned she isn’t in remission, »

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Blood & Oil Recast: The Following's Adan Canto In — Find Out Who's Out!

6 hours ago | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

After changing its title more than once, ABC’s Blood & Oil is now tweaking its cast.

Adan Canto, best known for playing Paul Torres on The Following, has joined the network’s upcoming drama (fka Oil fka Boom) in a series-regular role.

RelatedABC Sets Fall Premiere Dates for Grey’s, Scandal, Once and 21 Others, Names Forever‘s Replacement

The series centers on a married couple (played by Gossip Girl‘s Chace Crawford and Red Band Society‘s Rebecca Rittenhouse) who move to North Dakota after the biggest oil discovery in American history. There, they meet a ruthless tycoon (Miami Vice »

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Empire Taps R&B Diva Kelly Rowland to Play Lucious'... Mother?!

6 hours ago | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

We’re not sure if Empire‘s Lucious Lyon is a child of destiny — but his mother most certainly is.

TVLine has confirmed that sometimes Destiny’s Child diva and erstwhile X Factor judge Kelly Rowland will guest-star as the mother of Terrence Howard’s hard-charging label exec — in flashback, of course. E! Online first reported the news.

RelatedEmpire Season 2: Female Teen Rapper Could Be CEO Jamal’s Next Big Thing

Rowland is the latest in a string of bold-faced names joining the ratings phenomenon’s second season. Last week, Oscar winner Marisa Tomei signed on for a recurring role as Mimi Whiteman, »

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