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OCT
31
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'Showrunners' Producer Details the Doc's Impossible and Amazing Race to the Finish (Guest Column)

'Showrunners' Producer Details the Doc's Impossible and Amazing Race to the Finish (Guest Column)

 J.J. Abrams (LostFringe), Joss Whedon (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Terence Winter (Boardwalk Empire), Shawn Ryan (The Shield), Damon Lindelof (Lost) and countless others shift from behind the scenes to become the focus of a new documentary, Showrunners: The Art of Running a TV Show.

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OCT
31
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'Big Bang Theory' Boss on Billy Bob Thornton: "We Would Love To Have Him Back"

'Big Bang Theory' Boss on Billy Bob Thornton: "We Would Love To Have Him Back"

CBS' The Big Bang Theory pulled off quite the impossible: A surprise guest star.

In an era where spoilers are increasingly hard to avoid, TV's No. 1 comedy surprised millions of diehard fans by bringing in Oscar winner and Emmy nominee Billy Bob Thornton for a guest gig as Penny's suitor.

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OCT
31
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'Limitless' TV Sequel in the Works at CBS With Bradley Cooper, Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci

'Limitless' TV Sequel in the Works at CBS With Bradley Cooper, Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci

CBS is taking on Limitless.

The network has handed out a hefty production commitment to a TV sequel based on Relativity's 2011 Bradley Cooper thriller Limitless, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Cooper will exec produce but not star.

The drama picks up where the movie left off and follows Brian Sinclair as he discovers the power of the mysterious drug NZT, and is coerced into using his newfound drug-enhanced abilities for good.

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OCT
31
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AMC Passes on Drama Pilots 'Knifeman,' 'Galyntine'

AMC Passes on Drama Pilots 'Knifeman,' 'Galyntine'

AMC is passing on two drama pilots.

The cable network, which has a renewed focus on scripted, has opted to pass on both Knifeman and Galyntine, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

"We have enormous admiration and appreciation for everyone associated with these projects. We are grateful to have ongoing relationships with several of these talented creators and look forward to working together again," an AMC spokesman said in a statement.

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OCT
31
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Talk Show Hosts Sport Hollywood-Inspired Halloween Costumes

Talk Show Hosts Sport Hollywood-Inspired Halloween Costumes

With Halloween falling on a weekday again, several of the morning and daytime talk shows celebrated the holiday by wearing costumes. George Clooney and his new wife, Amal, were a popular choice, with Ellen DeGeneres, Meredith Vieira and Good Morning America co-host George Stephanopoulos, joined by his wife Ali Wentworth, all dressing up as parts of the couple.

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OCT
31
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AMAs: Iggy Azalea, the Most-Nominated Artist, Will Also Perform

AMAs: Iggy Azalea, the Most-Nominated Artist, Will Also Perform

Make way, Lorde, One Direction and Fergie: Iggy Azalea is hitting the American Music Awards stage, too, it was announced Friday morning.

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OCT
30
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Watch 'Big Bang Theory's' Nerdiest (and Most Amazing) Surprise

Watch 'Big Bang Theory's' Nerdiest (and Most Amazing) Surprise

CBS' The Big Bang Theory returned to its Thursday time slot with a massive bang in the form of an Oscar winner and Emmy nominee.

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OCT
30
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'Colbert Report' Sets Date for Final Show

'Colbert Report' Sets Date for Final Show

Stephen Colbert has announced when he'll be signing off from The Colbert Report.

The date for his final show will be Thursday, Dec. 18. Colbert made the announcement on Thursday's show as part of a pitch for the paperback release of America Again: Re-becoming the Greatness We Never Weren't.

Also watch Stephen Colbert Brainstorms an Epic 'Colbert Report' Series Ending

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OCT
30
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Fox to Adapt 'Zoobiquity' for TV With 'Bones' Team

Fox to Adapt 'Zoobiquity' for TV With 'Bones' Team

Fox is adapting New York Times best-seller Zoobiquity for the small screen.

The network has committed to a script with penalty for the TV version of the 2013 nonfiction book written by Dr. Barbara Natterson-Horowitz and Kathryn Bowers, teaming with Bones executive producers Stephen Nathan and Jon Collier, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

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OCT
30
1 day

WE tv Cancels 'The Divide' After One Season

WE tv Cancels 'The Divide' After One Season

WE tv is not bringing back The Divide.

The one-hour drama, from creators Tony Goldwyn (Scandal) and Richard LaGravenese, will not be getting a second season from the AMC Networks-owned cable channel.

The Divide, which wrapped its eight-episode run in August, was an exploration of morality, ambition, ethics, politics and race in today's justice system as viewed through the eyes of a case worker and district attorney whose views differ.

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OCT
30
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TV Ratings: USA's 'Benched' Debuts Slightly Higher Than 'Playing House'

TV Ratings: USA's 'Benched' Debuts Slightly Higher Than 'Playing House'

USA's newest comedy entry Benched did comparable ratings business to Playing House.

The rookie half-hour effort, led by Happy Endings alum Eliza Coupe, premiered at 10 p.m. on Tuesday to 877,000 viewers, slightly higher than the premiere of Playing House, which drew 847,000 in April.

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OCT
30
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Joel McHale Extends E! Deal Through 2016

Joel McHale Extends E! Deal Through 2016

E! Entertainment said Thursday that it has extended The Soup host Joel McHale's deal through 2016.

As part of the agreement, the actor-comedian will continue to host the long-running comedy show. Produced by Wilshire Studios, the Emmy-nominated show began airing live this past summer.

Read more Joel McHale on His First Emmy Nom and His Recent 'The Soup' F-Bomb

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OCT
30
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'Once Upon a Time': Elsa and Anna Reunite — But There's an Icy Secret (Exclusive)

'Once Upon a Time': Elsa and Anna Reunite — But There's an Icy Secret (Exclusive)

Looks like Elsa has some explaining to do.

On Once Upon a Time, Frozen sisters Elsa (Georgina Haig) and Anna (Elizabeth Lail) reunite in Arendelle of the past, and there's an element of relief. The Hollywood Reporter exclusively premieres a scene from Sunday's episode, "Family Business."

Read more 'Once Upon a Time' Doubles Up for November Sweep

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OCT
30
1 day

'House of Lies' Casts a Father for Ben Schwartz's Clyde (Exclusive)

'House of Lies' Casts a Father for Ben Schwartz's Clyde (Exclusive)

Showtime's House of Lies is poised to get to know Clyde a bit better.

The Don Cheadle comedy has enlisted A Serious Man's Fred Melamed to play the father to Ben Schwartz's Clyde, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

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