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True Detective: Colin Farrell Reportedly Confirms Season 2 Role

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

Well, at least one of True Detective‘s casting mysteries has apparently been solved.

Colin Farrell has told an Irish newspaper that he will appear in Season 2 of the HBO drama, following previous speculation that he and Taylor Kitsch were in talks for two of the anthology series’ leading roles.

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The Dublin-born actor reportedly told Ireland’s Sunday World, “I’m doing the second series. I’m so excited. I know it will be eight episodes and take around four or five months to shoot.”

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Killed off 'Game of Thrones' actor promises season 5 return

3 hours ago | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

[Potential spoilers]

We may not have seen the last of Tywin Lannister.

Actor Charles Dance told MTV UK while promoting the film Dracula Untold that his scenery chewing sinister Lannister patriarch will be in season 5 (video below). “I’m not completely missing out on the next series,” he said. “More than that, I’m not going to say. You haven’t seen the last of Tywin Lannister, is all I’ll say.”

His quote is pretty unambiguous in terms of making clear that Tywin will appear next year, yet also raises a bunch of questions. At least one major outlet reported that »

- James Hibberd

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Eric ‘The Actor’ Lynch, Howard Stern ‘Wack Packer,’ Dies at 39

1 hour ago | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Eric Lynch, a regular on Howard Stern’s SiriusXM radioshow, died Saturday, according to his manager. He was 39.

Johnny Fratto, his manager and longtime friend, broke the news Sunday on Twitter. SiriusXM’s official Twitter also released a message regarding his death.

I am so sorry and so sad to inform everyone that my friend Eric "The Actor" Lynch passed away yesterday afternoon!!! pic.twitter.com/6aH9LdFEWW

— Johnny Fratto (@Johnnyfratto) September 21, 2014

Rest in peace, Eric the Actor. We love you.

— SiriusXM (@Siriusxm) September 21, 2014

According to TMZ, Fratto said Lynch was rushed to a Sacramento hospital on Saturday after he began to have heart problems. He died in the hospital, surrounded by family and friends.

No official cause of death has been announced yet.

Lynch, also known as “Eric the Midget,” began calling Stern’s show in 2002, and quickly built up a reputation among those on the show »

- Alex Stedman

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Daytime Talk: ‘Wendy Williams’ Grows, ‘The Real’ Skews Young, ‘Meredith’ Helps ‘Steve Harvey’

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

Upgrades matter. That’s the lesson from last week as new and returning syndicated talkshows duke it out for what’s left of broadcast TV’s ever-shrinking daytime audience.

Debmar-Mercury’s “The Wendy Williams Show” (pictured) is off to a hot start in its sixth season as it reaps the ratings benefits of station upgrades in heartland markets. After two seasons of solid growth, “Wendy Williams” has shifted to stronger stations in markets such as Charlotte, N.C., Columbus, Ohio, Oklahoma City and West Palm Beach, Fla.

One week does not a season make, but over its four-day average, “Wendy Williams” was challenging Ellen DeGeneres for bragging rights as No. 1 in the key daytime talk demo, women 25-54, in NIelsen’s 56 overnight metered markets. The show, which opened its new season Sept. 15, is up by double digits compared to its performance in October 2013 and compared to the year-ago mark in »

- Cynthia Littleton

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Katherine Heigl Seemingly Confuses Iraq for Afghanistan in State of Affairs On-Set Snap

10 hours ago | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Update: Katherine Heigl has issued a statement to E! News, saying, "Some eagle-eyed fans spotted that the posters in the background of my photo yesterday were from Iraq not Afghanistan. Our secret is out! The sets we use on State of Affairs represent many different countries around the world. We were actually shooting scenes in 'Kabul,' but for the selfie had wandered into 'Iraq' by simply crossing the street. Movie magic, people!" __________________________  Full disclosure: We have no idea where this scene in question is supposed to take place. And apparently, neither does Katherine Heigl.  The 35-year-old actress, who is no stranger to criticism, took to Facebook on »

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Madam Secretary: Will You Keep the CBS Drama in Office?

22 minutes ago | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

CBS’ Madam Secretary, which debuted Sunday, isn’t the Hillary Clinton roman à clef it first seems — and that’s probably a good thing.

Yes, new series follows the appointment and first days in office of a female U.S. Secretary of State (played by Téa Leoni, The Naked Truth). And yes, Leoni’s Elizabeth McCord does, before the hour is up, earn more media attention for her wardrobe choices than for her diplomacy — just like Hil. But that’s where the similarities between the two women end, and what’s left is an intriguing, D.C.-set drama.

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'Madam Secretary': The new face in DC and on CBS

22 minutes ago | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

CBS’ new drama Madam Secretary can best be described as the D.C. follow-up to The Good Wife. They both feature spectacular-looking actresses in their late 40s playing women essaying roles often depicted on television by men, with a supportive husband (though in this case, for now anyway, hubby keeps it in his pants) and a winsome daughter and bright, could-be-trouble son. And both feature marvelous ensemble casts filled with TV veterans and newbies with their eyes on stardom.

After an opening that nearly tricks you into thinking you’re dipping into the new season of Homeland, Madam Secretary drops us in Syria, »

- EW staff

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