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Sleepy Hollow Wants 'Angelina Jolie' to Play Ichabod's Old Flame Betsy Ross

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Sleepy Hollow fans, you’re going to be sew excited about this: The Fox supernatural drama is bringing Betsy Ross into the mix for Season 3, and she’s going to be a badass.

You’ll recall that the Colonial-era seamstress, whom legend says stitched together the first American flag, was first outed as one of Ichabod’s former lady friends at the end of Season 1. The show also made reference to the relationship midway through Season 2.

Related Sleepy Hollow Finale Post Mortem: Ep Talks [Spoiler]’s Death, Missing Horsemen and That Crucial Selfie

Seems like Ichabod omitted a few details »


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Ratings: Extant Returns to Series Lows

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CBS’ retooled Extant opened Season 2 on Wednesday night with 5.2 million total viewers and a 0.7 demo rating, down 46 and 56 percent from last summer’s series launch, off 4 and 36 percent from its freshman finale and hitting series lows on both counts.

RelatedExtant Season 2 Premiere Recap: Revolving Spores

TVLine readers gave the season opener an average grade of “B-.”

Opening the Eye’s night, Big Brother (5.8 mil/1.8) slipped 16 and 14 percent from its week-ago premiere.

Over on Fox, MasterChef (4.3 mil/1.4) ticked down, while Bullseye (2.8 mil/0.9) inched up… ABC’s Wife Swap (2.9 mil/0.8) dipped a tenth.

Related storiesExtant Season 2 Premiere Recap: Revolving SporesRatings: Zoo Opens »


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Fall TV: Heroes vs. Big Bang vs. Greys, and Thursday's Other DVR Dilemmas

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The Fall TV season will be here before you know it, and with it comes exciting — sometimes excruciating — viewing choices. And the time to get dwelling on those DVR dilemmas is now.

Related Fall TV: Your Handy Calendar of 90+ Premiere Dates

All this week, TVLine is presenting you with the grids for each night’s fall line-up, including Big 5 fare and the likely cable competition. (Click for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday polls.) You then vote for what you plan to watch “live” during each time slot. (If you are forever hung up on my use of the word “live,” I »


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Wet Hot American Summer: See the Star-Packed (Nsfw) Trailer & Poster

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If you’re at work, make sure to plug in your headphones before watching the new Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp trailer.

Why? Let’s just say that Amy Poehler and F-bombs look like they’re going to be very cozy bunkmates in the buzzed-about Netflix series.

The Parks and Recreation star is just one of many famous faces showing up for the start of the fictional Camp Firewood’s summer season, which will be the focus of Netflix’s 8-episode series based on the cult comedy film.

Related House of Cards Adds Neve Campbell as Series »


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Sesame Street Vet 'Maria' to Exit

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She can tell you how to get, how to get to Sesame Street — but long-running character Maria, played by Sonia Manzano, won’t be traveling there herself next season.

The actress will retire after some 44 years on the show, she announced at the American Library Association Annual Conference this week.

RelatedBlind Item: Crossover Event Eyed for Fall — and It Will Blow. Your. Mind.

Manzano, who made her first Sesame Street appearance in 1971, has racked up 15 Daytime Emmy awards (with five additional nominations) for Outstanding Writing in Children’s Programming — and was also nominated twice as Outstanding Performer in a Children’s Series. »


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Donald Trump's Miss USA Pageant to Air on 'Independent'-Minded Reelz

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Miss USA is homeless no more.

This year’s pageant, dropped by NBC and Univision in the wake of Donald Trump’s controversial remarks about Mexican immigrants, will air exclusively on Reelz on Sunday, July 12 at 8/7c.

RelatedNBC to Donald Trump: You’re Fired

“The decision on the part of Reelz to acquire the rights to the Miss USA Pageant was based on our belief that this special event, and the women who compete in it, are an integral part of American tradition,” said Stan E. Hubbard, CEO of Reelz, in a statement. “As one of only a few independent networks, »


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Extant Season 2 Premiere Recap: Revolving Spores

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Extant‘s Season 2 premiere falls back on the age-old cautionary tale: While the astronaut’s away, the robotics pioneers will play!

Ok, that’s not the most important takeaway from the CBS drama’s season opener, which finds Halle Berry’s Molly confined to a psychiatric institution in the wake of some very terrible events. But her husband John’s affair stings nonetheless, especially given the way his involvement in the story ends during the course of this episode. (At least the clues to his infidelity were well-laid —apparently, just like Julie! — last season.)

Oh, and the aliens are still out for us. »


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Ask Ausiello: Spoilers on Nashville, Flash, Castle, Good Wife, Originals, CSI, Mistresses, Scream Queens and More

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Got a scoop request? An anonymous tip you’re dying to share? Send any/all of the above to askausiello@tvline.com

Question: Can we get another clue for the Blind Item about the couple splitting up? —Meredith

Ausiello: The reason for the split (storyline-wise) will likely incur as much fan wrath as the break-up itself.

Question: Oh, Sultan of Scoop, summer TV has failed to wow me so my mind has been drifting to the puzzle of your blind items. One question keeps hovering, like an annoying picnic fly: Is there any relationship between your two Blind Items, Bonkers »


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Jason O'Mara Teases Complications to Come, Revisits His Jurassic Series' Fate

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Dr. John Ellison has Complications, all right.

On USA Network’s new summer drama (airing Thursdays at 9/8c), Irish actor Jason O’Mara plays a surgeon who spends precious little time tending to actual patients, focused instead as he is on fending off a local gang that has charged him with keeping 11-year-old drive-by target Antoine safe and sound.

RelatedUSA’s Complications: Is It Just What the Gun-Toting Doctor Ordered?

As if that weren’t enough for the good doc to barely handle, his cohort in this do-or-die agenda is a nurse, Gretchen (played by Jessica Szohr), who knows »


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Lucifer Adds Arrow's Kevin Alejandro

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Arrow and True Blood vet Kevin Alejandro has joined the cast of Fox’s midseason drama Lucifer, replacing Nicholas Gonzalez (Sleepy Hollow), our sister site Deadline reports.

VideosFall TV: Watch Trailers for Fox’s Lucifer, Minority Report, The Grinder and More

In the Vertigo comics-based series, the bored Lord of Hell (played by Once Upon a Time/Rush‘s Tom Ellis) resigns his throne and abandons his kingdom for the gorgeous, shimmering insanity of Los Angeles, where he gets his kicks helping the Lapd punish criminals.

RelatedMinority Report Adds One Big Happy‘s Nick Zano as Pre-cog Twin

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Scream Queens Cast Photos: Meet the Slasher Comedy's Potential Victims

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If there’s one thing to take away from this collection of Scream Queens cast portraits — besides Ryan Murphy’s penchant for casting gorgeous humans — let it be this: There are so many characters on this show.

RelatedScream Queens: Charisma Carpenter to Play Mom to Ariana Grande

Granted, if you’re planning to pick people off one by one, it’s probably wise to begin with a healthy stable of victims. And the stars of Fox’s horror-anthology series, premiering Sept. 22 at 8/7c, are certainly looking healthy.

Among the faces in our gallery are Emma Roberts’ menacing Chanel Oberlin, »


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Astronaut Wives Video: Rene Fears the Worst as Scott's Mission Goes Awry

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Earth to The Astronaut Wives Club‘s Rene Carpenter: Nasa definitely isn’t telling you the whole truth about your husband’s current predicament.

And, as you’ll see in this exclusive clip from Thursday’s episode (ABC, 8/7c), Yvonne Strahovski’s character soon becomes aware that things on her spouse Scott’s space flight are not as peachy keen as the United States government would have her believe.

Related 2015 Renewal Scorecard: What’s Coming Back? What Got Axed?

Elsewhere in the episode, according to the official synopsis: Deke’s future as an astronaut is called into question, and the »


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TVLine Items: Once Crowns King, HBO Casts Mlk Jr., Rick and Morty and More

22 hours ago

Knights of the Round Table, meet your king.

Once Upon a Time has cast British actor Liam Garrigan (24: Live Another Day) as King Arthur, per EW.com, who as TVLine first reported will heavily recur during the first half of the ABC series’ fifth season.

RelatedOnce Upon a Time Revives Lancelot

King Arthur is described as a “good and just ruler” who, beneath the surface, “is a master manipulator who can carry a grudge to the grave, and maybe beyond.” He harbors an “eternal burning love” for the yet-to-be-cast Guinevere that can lean toward being a bit controlling.

Garrigan »


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Suits Renewed for Season 6

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Harvey Specter & Co. are getting a very early vote of confidence.

USA Network has renewed Suits for a 16-episode Season 6, the network announced on Wednesday.

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

The news marks the show’s earliest renewal ever, just one episode into the fifth season. (The next closest was the legal drama’s Season 2 order, which came seven weeks into its freshman run.)

Suits has set the bar high in every way and continues to be a strong performer and marquee property for USA,” USA Network president Chris McCumber said in a statement. »


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Rookie Blue Boss: For Andy and Sam, Marlo's Pregnancy Is 'A Terrible Blow'

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Rookie Blue‘s Season 6 premiere left Andy near tears with good reason: her boyfriend is going to have a baby with his ex-girlfriend Marlo.

That unexpected news comes as “a terrible blow” to the shocked officer, executive producer Tassie Cameron tells TVLine. “It would be an impossibly hard thing to deal with.”

RelatedRookie Blue Boss on Andy and Sam’s ‘Obstacle,’ Juliet’s Secret and More

Even the cop’s portrayer was taken aback by the twist. “Missy Peregrym, who is a very emotional, sensitive person who really connects with where Andy’s at, was like, ‘This is terrible! »


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Melrose Place 'Unauthorized' Tell-All Movie in the Works at Lifetime

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As if it wasn’t bad enough that Melrose Place has been dropped from Netflix (as of July 1), the iconic Fox drama is about to be dragged through the mud by Lifetime.

RelatedPerfect High: 10 Important Lessons From Bella Thorne’s Lifetime Drama

The network — already responsible for spinning the “unauthorized” tales of Full House and Saved by the Bell — is preparing to give viewers a behind-the-scenes look at the Darren Star-created series, which ran for 226 episodes from 1992 to 1999. (That’s where the saga ended, by the way. Despite what you’ve heard, there was never a short-lived »


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Fatal Attraction Series Coming to Fox

1 July 2015 10:41 AM, PDT

Hide your bunnies — or start seasoning them, depending on your taste — because Michael Douglas and Glenn Close’s twisted classic Fatal Attraction is heading to television.

RelatedLaurence Fishburne to Lead Roots Remake on A+E Networks

The 1987 thriller about a Manhattan attorney (Douglas) and his lunatic mistress (Close) is being adapted as an event series for Fox, our sister site Deadline reports.

David Madden, Fox’s current President of Entertainment, developed the original film during his days as a Paramount executive. This hour-long TV version, expected to explore the same concept, is being written and executive-produced by Mad Men‘s Maria and Andre Jacquemetton. »


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Blind Item: Crossover Event Eyed for Fall — and It Will Blow. Your. Mind.

1 July 2015 10:26 AM, PDT

Two TV worlds are threatening to collide this fall and you may want to start bracing for impact.

According to multiple sources, execs at a major network (of the broadcast or cable variety) are toying with the idea of staging a crossover event between two of its drama series.

And here’s the catch: The shows in question share wildly different DNA. In other words, a Chicago Fire/Law & Order: Svu two-parter this most definitely is not.

RelatedBlind Item: Will This Be the Fall’s Most Divisive Television Event?

I hear The Powers That Be feel the possible benefits (namely, »


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Laurence Fishburne to Lead Roots Remake on A+E Networks

1 July 2015 9:54 AM, PDT

A+E Networks’ Roots, a new adaptation of Alex Haley’s 1976 slavery novel Roots: The Saga of an American Family, has found its lead in Laurence Fishburne.

RelatedDukes of Hazzard Dropped by TV Land: Bad Rap for the Good Ol’ Boys?

The Emmy Award-winning black-ish actor will portray Haley, who based his novel around the life of Kunta Kinte, an enslaved character inspired by one of his own ancestors. The story of Roots spans several generations, from Kunta Kinte’s initial capture in The Gambia to his family’s struggles and contributions during the Revolutionary and Civil Wars. »


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Ratings: Zoo Opens With a Decent Roar

1 July 2015 8:43 AM, PDT

CBS’ Zoo debuted on Tuesday night to 8.1 million total viewers and a 1.2 demo rating, making it the summer’s most watched and No. 2-rated new scripted series.

For comparison’s sake, Extant last summer premiered to 9.6 mil and a 1.6, while Under the Dome opened Season 3 last Thursday with 6.3 mil/1.3.

RelatedZoo Premiere Recap: Purr-fect Summer Treat or Total Cat-tastrophe?

TVLine readers gave the James Patterson adaptation an average grade of “C+.”

Elsewhere….

Fox | Coverage of the FIFA Woman’s World Cup drew 9 mil and a 3.3 during primetime’s 8 o’clock hour.

NBC | America’s Got Talent (10.6/2.4) slipped two tenths opposite »


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