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Empire Sets Season 2 Premiere Date

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

Oh, and Anika, this is a premiere date!

Fox has officially marked the calendar for the hotly anticipated Season 2 kickoff of its hip-hop soap opera Empire — Wednesday, Sept. 23 at 9/8c.

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Series star Taraji P. Henson first spilled the cookies beans via Twitter; the EmpireWriters handle confirmed the news.

Comedian Chris Rock, R&B superstar Alicia Keys and rock god Lenny Kravitz have all signed on for guest-starring roles during Season 2.

The castings (though no details on their roles) were announced at Fox’s’ annual Upfront presentation earlier this month. »

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See ‘Mad Men’ Creator Matthew Weiner’s ‘Wish List’ of Plot Points He Wanted to Tackle by Series Finale (Photo)

17 hours ago | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Mad Men” creator Matthew Weiner had a “Wish List” of plot points he wanted to cover before the finale aired earlier this month on AMC. Apparently, he brought that physical sheet to a Writers Guild Q&A this week, and Entertainment Weekly reporter Anthony Breznican posted a photo of it on Twitter. The sheet titled “Wish List: Things We Want to Deal With Before the Series Ends” is a rundown containing 33 bullet points, per our count; 17 appear to be crossed off, either completely or partially. Also Read: BuzzFeed Reporter Sexual Harassment Claims: 'Mad Men' Actor's Rep Disputes; Lawyer »

- Tony Maglio

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Will 'Justified' be big winner at Critics' Choice TV Awards?'

18 hours ago | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

"Justified" could steal the show on Sunday when the Broadcast Television Journalists Assn. bestow their annual Critics' Choice TV Awards. It snagged five bids -- the most of any series -- and since the first ceremony in 2011, the programs with the most number of nominations have each won at least one award. -Break- Who Really deserves to win? Debate in our lively forums Timothy Olyphant is currently favored to win Best Drama Actor. He leads with odds of 10/9 with Matthew Rhys ("The Americans") in second place at 3/1.  And in Drama Supporting Actor, Walton Goggins (also in contention for his guest role on "Sons of Anarchy") is out front with odds of 4/5. His closest competitor is Jonathan Banks ("Better Caul Saul") at 9/2.  Sam Elliott is currently ranked second in Drama Guest Performance with odds of 5/1. Cicely Tyson has leading 5/6 odds for her scene-stealing work on "How t..."' »

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Does This Leaked Got Casting Announcement Hint at Upcoming Plotlines for The Winds of Winter?

19 hours ago | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

This season of Game of Thrones is going to run right up to the end of George R.R. Martin's published material, which means that the next one is going to be full of all sorts of spoilers for the heretofore unpublished Winds of Winter. And now, thanks to leaked casting documents obtained by Watchers on the Wall, we can read the tea leaves to try to figure out which plotlines will be most important to the Song of Ice and Fire endgame. There will be spoilers, so we'll place the roles being cast after the jump. Here we go!Pirate, man in his 40s to late-50s. He's "an infamous pirate who has terrorized seas all around the world. Cunning, ruthless, with a touch of madness." He’s a dangerous-looking man. A very good part this season. Father. Aged 50s to 60s, he’s one of the greatest soldiers in Westeros — a humorless martinet, »

- Nate Jones

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‘Golan the Insatiable’ Readies for Fox’s Primetime

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

After making a go at latenight viewing as a segment in Fox’s Adhd programing block, “Golan the Insatiable” is gearing up for its spot on the network’s primetime lineup.

Starting Sunday, the TV series will expand from 15 minutes to a half hour and appear in the same weekly lineup as Fox staples “Family Guy” and “The Simpsons.”

Dave Jeser and Matt Silverstein, who developed “Golan” for TV along with Joshua Miller (author of the online novel that inspired the Adhd series), say that this was something that was always on the horizon.

“It was always part of the plan for one of these 15-minute shows to kind of grow and be a big boy show,” said Jeser. “It is also a family show and it felt like a great fit for animation night on Fox.”

Not that the added word count is a problem.

“It is easier to »

- Mannie Holmes

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Penny Johnson Jerald Departs ‘Castle’

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

Penny Johnson Jerald won’t be returning to ABC’s Castle. She joined the series as Captain Victoria Gates in 2011. She tweeted the news tonight. Penny Johnson Jerald To my Castle fans around the world, as of late yesterday I am surprised and saddened to learn that I will no (cont) http://t.co/ShjcoiU61Z — Penny Johnson Jerald (@btwprod) May 30, 2015 ABC previously confirmed Nathan Fillion and Stana Katic were returning to the series for Season… »

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‘Hot Girls Wanted’ Trailer: Amateur Porn Doc Debuted Today On Netflix

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

This Rashida Jones-produced documentary looks at the amateur porn industry and the young women it attracts as performers. Directed by Jill Bauer and Ronna Gradus, Hot Girls Wanted looks at the lives of several 18- and 19-year-olds and how they were recruited — plus how reality stacks up against their expectations as they decided to pursue this line of work. The picture debuted at this year’s Sundance Film Festival where it was picked up by Netflix. Bauer, Gradus and… »

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Castle Shocker: Penny Johnson Jerald Not Returning for Season 8

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

When Castle returns for Season 8, at least one familiar face will be missing from the 12th.

An ABC spokesperson confirms that Penny Johnson Jerald, who joined the procedural in Season 4, will not be returning as Captain Victoria Gates.

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TVLine hears from sources that Jerald’s exit is one of several creative tweaks that Castle will be making for Season 8, under new co-showrunners Terence Paul Winter and Alexi Hawley.

In a message posted via Twitter, Jerald said, “To my Castle fans around the world, as of late yesterday »

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