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Scandal Recap: Olivia Defuses a Bad Situation, Fitz Seeks a New VP

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There is no rest for the weary, recently kidnapped Gladiator, ABC’s Scandal assured us this Thursday night.

Related2015 Renewal Scorecard: What’s Coming Back? What’s Cancelled?

In the first episode since she was rescued from Iranian clutches by onetime Opa member Stephen, Olivia — right after fibbing to a touchy-feely Jake that she was heading off to bed — got pulled into an increasingly intense, volatile situation.

Brandon Parker, a 17-year-old African-American, was shot dead by a cop after being suspected of shoplifting and allegedly reaching for a knife when confronted. The Dcpd called in Olivia to manage the optics of the situation, »

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American Crime: Does ABC's Morally Gray Drama Hit Too Close to Home?

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There are some TV shows that have an innate ability to let us put aside our troubles, at least for one precious hour.

American Crime is not one of those shows.

On the contrary, the ABC drama — which was created and executive-produced by Academy Award winner John Ridley (12 Years a Slave) — tackles a number of heavy topics (murder, drugs and racial profiling, just to name a few) that have all been particularly prevalent in real-life headlines.

That invites the question: Will American Crime‘s timeliness turn viewers away, or pull them in? Before we get your answer to that query, »

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‎USA Network's Dig: Are You Heifer or Against the New Mystery Drama?

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USA Network on Thursday night started its Dig, a 10-part event series in the vein of The Da Vinci Code. Will you continue along on this religiously tinged murder mystery?

VideosDig Sneak Peek: USA Network Drama Uncovers Israel’s ‘Darkest Secrets’

Dig stars Jason Isaacs (Awake) as Peter Connelly, an FBI agent who in the midst of a jurisdictional battle with the local police in Jerusalem crosses paths with a young woman who, we eventually learn, is the spitting image of his dead daughter. When Peter again bumps into the redheaded beauty, Emma, they get to talking and then (Earmuffs, »

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Pilot News: Originals' Daniel Sharman Checks into CBS Medical Drama Lfe

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Less than a month after being killed off of The CW’s The Originals, Daniel Sharman has booked his next major TV gig.

RelatedPilot Season ’15: Scoop on This Fall’s (Possible) New Shows, Who’s In Them

Sharman has been cast in the CBS medical drama pilot Lfe, our sister site Deadline reports, which follows a group of second-year residents at a top New York City hospital who struggle to keep their god complexes in check. Sharman will play a good-hearted surgical resident named Joe.

The English actor joined the cast of The Originals at the top of its sophomore season, »

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American Idol Top 8 Ladies Recap: Shock and 'Awww!'

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I could tell you that American Idol giveth and American Idol taketh away, but then I’d have to immediately link to a Gif of Kathy Bates in American Horror Story: Coven screaming “Liiiiiiiiiiiiies.” (Go ‘head, click it — you can thank me down in the comments.)

Nope, if we don’t like the voting results inside The House That Is Trying to Evict Caleb Johnson, we have no one to blame but ourselves.

RelatedAmerican Idol Top 8 Guys Recap: W(ednesday’s) T(errible) F(allout)

And don’t even try to point a finger at teenage girls or desperate housewives or balding, »

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Grey's Anatomy Recap: Mind Matter Over

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In this week’s Grey’s Anatomy, Amelia operated on Herman’s brain tumor. And operated on it. And then operated on it some more. But were both the surgeon and her patient able to go “The Distance” of the episode’s title? Read on and find out!

Related2015 Renewal Scorecard: What’s Coming Back? What’s Getting Cancelled? What’s on the Bubble?

Knife Or Death | As the hour opened, Amelia was steeling herself for what was to come, taking a moment to cry out a few nerves in the bathroom before psyching herself back up to do battle with Herman’s tumor. »

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Big Bang Theory Honors Leonard Nimoy, Calls Star Trek Icon 'Everlasting'

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The Big Bang Theory on Thursday paid tribute to Star Trek icon (and one-time guest star) Leonard Nimoy, who died earlier this week at the age of 83.

RelatedStar Trek‘s Leonard Nimoy Dead at 83, Played the Iconic, Beloved Mr. Spock; Co-Stars Tribute ‘Extraordinary’ Man

At the end of this week’s episode, in which chaos erupted after a visit to the pet store, creator Chuck Lorre’s usual title card was replaced by a black-and-white photo of Nimoy above a simple thank-you message: “The impact you had on our show and on our lives is everlasting.”

In addition to »

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Pilot Scoop: ABC Drama Broad Squad Recruits True Blood's Rutina Wesley

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Rutina Wesley is trading in her fangs for a badge this pilot season.

RelatedPilot Season ’15: Scoop on This Fall’s (Possible) New Shows, Who’s In Them

The former True Blood star, who’s also set to recur in Hannibal‘s upcoming third season, has joined the cast of ABC’s Broad Squad, a 1978-set drama pilot about Boston’s first female patrol officers. Wesley will play Joanne, one of the four central female cops.

Previously announced cast members include Cody Horn (Rescue Me) and Charlotte Spencer, playing Lisa and Molly, two of Joanne’s fellow patrol officers.

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American Idol Top 12 Theme Revealed!

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American Idol is about to back that thing up.

TVLine has learned exclusively that next Wednesday’s Top 12 performance telecast (8/7c on Fox) will find the remaining Season 14 hopefuls revisiting their audition songs as they fight for a spot in a special Thursday sing-off.

RelatedAmerican Idol Top 8 Guys Recap: W(ednesday’s) T(errible) F(allout)

Here’s how the next couple weeks will play out in the House That Made Katharine McPhee an Unlikely TV Star:

On Wednesday, March 11, Ryan Seacrest will reveal the five guys and five women who advanced from this week’s Top 16 performances based on the public vote. »

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Alec Baldwin to Play the Mayor of NYC in New HBO Series

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Alec Baldwin will play the mayor of New York City in a drama series that landed at HBO after a bidding war.

Baldwin will also executive-produce the project, which has a “put pilot” commitment at the pay cabler (meaning: it’d be expensive not to air it).

RelatedMarisa Tomei to Star as Gloria Steinem in HBO Miniseries From George Clooney

Per our sister site Deadline, Baldwin’s character, Joe Byrne, is a billionaire real estate developer and socialite/tabloid fixture who is he is enlisted to replace the incumbent mayor after tragedy strikes.

“He’s [Donald] Trump without the baggage, »

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The 100 Season Finale Pics: Can Clarke Save Her People from Mount Weather?

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Fresh off Lexa’s gut-wrenching betrayal, Clarke and her fellow Arkers need to think of a Plan B — and fast! — to save themselves in Wednesday’s season finale of The 100 (The CW, 9/8c).

RelatedThe 100 Recap: ‘It Can’t Be Over’

But like most things on this show, that’s much easier said than done, especially judging by the batch of just-released photos from the episode, which finds most of your favorites chained to the wall in a state of torture. (And then there’s Raven, who’s straight-up bleeding out from her leg.)

Per The CW, here’s what we »

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Scandal: Dan Bucatinsky, Kate Burton Returning Later This Season

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Fresh off Henry Ian Cusick’s shocking return to O.P.A., Scandal is bringing two more fan-favorite characters back into the fold.

RelatedScandal Recap: War, What Is It Good For? Plus: Who Returned to Save Liv?

Dan Bucatinsky (James “Publius” Novak) and Kate Burton (Sally “Crispy Piggy” Langston) will both be back on the ABC drama later this season, TVLine has confirmed, though details surrounding their returns are being kept under wraps for now.

It is confirmed, however, that James will be seen in flashbacks; rest assured, he is dead, and Scandal isn’t planning to pull a »

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Samantha Bee Exits The Daily Show to Headline Her Own TBS Series

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Looks like Comedy Central is down one more potential Daily Show anchor.

Samantha Bee, a correspondent for the cabler’s late-night news satire show, will host her own series on TBS, the network announced Thursday.

Related The Daily Show: Why the Series Should End When Jon Stewart Leaves

Bee’s new venture, which is still in the early stages, “is being planned as a platform for Bee to apply her smart and satirical point of view to current and relevant issues,” a release from TBS stated.

Bee and husband/Daily Show colleague Jason Jones, whose scripted comedy got the go-ahead at TBS last month, »

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Glee Series Finale Photos: Klaine's Future, Rachel's Big Win and More

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The New Directions’ past, present and future collide in Glee‘s two-hour series finale, which flashes back to 2009 before jumping ahead to reveal what’s in store for Rachel and the gang.

RelatedGlee‘s Jane Lynch Talks Michael Bolton, ‘Samchel’ and the Series’ ‘Fitting’ End

Fox has released a batch of stills from the full-night event (March 20, 8/7c), giving us our first official look at the gleeks’ final curtain call.

Highlights from the flashback episode, appropriately titled “2009,” include Rachel and Kurt “meeting” for the first time, the return of Puck’s mohawk and, of course, not-gay Karofsky.

RelatedGlee »

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Pilot News: Peter Gallagher Joins Fox's Collegiate Comedy Detour

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Peter Gallagher is going back to college — sort of.

The Covert Affairs actor has joined Fox’s potential comedy series Detour, per The Hollywood Reporter.

Inspired by the real-life story of Weezer lead singer Rivers Cuomo, Detour stars Ben Aldridge (Reign) as Michael, a rock star who makes the unexpected choice quit his band and go back to college at age 30.

RelatedPilot Season ’15: Scoop on This Fall’s (Possible) New Shows, Who’s In Them

Gallagher will play Professor Zaring, a highly respected (and feared) educator with whom Michael has a complex relationship.

Additionally, Olivia Thirlby (Bored to Death) has been cast as Gabrielle, »

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TVLine Items: FX Eyes Jenny Slate Show, Chev & Bev Adds Hellcat & More

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Jenny Slate is over Married life.

The actress is shifting to recurring status for Season 2 of the FX comedy as she’s being eyed to star in her own pilot for the cable net, our sister site Deadline reports.

RelatedMan Seeking Woman Renewed for Season 2 at Fxx

Gillian Robespierre and Elisabeth Holm, co-writers on the film Obvious Child, in which Slate starred, will pen the pilot.

Additionally, Sarah Burns (Enlightened) has joined Married as a regular, playing a quirky single mother whose desperate need for approval is always getting her into trouble.

Ready for more of today’s newsy nuggets? »

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Sylvester Stallone's The Expendables to Become Event Series at Fox

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If there’s any space left for another action-packed, crime-fighting TV drama, Sylvester Stallone would like to fill it: Fox is developing the actor’s film franchise The Expendables for a small-screen event series.

The Expendables, whose third installment was released in 2014, follows a group of elite mercenaries — led by Stallone’s Barney Ross — who undertake different missions in order to get revenge on their enemies.

RelatedPilot Season ’15: Scoop on This Fall’s (Possible) New Shows, Who’s In Them

Per our sister site Deadline, the TV adaptation will be “a fun action drama that unites iconic TV stars »

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The Simpsons First Look: Cat Deeley Gets Animated! Plus: The Sytycd Host Shares an Lol Seacrest Zinger!

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“Has anybody ever said ‘No, thank you’ to being on The Simpsons?” wonders a giggling Cat Deeley. “Maybe Saddam Hussein turned around and said ‘No.’ Like, if you were a terrible dictator, you might not want to open that Pandora’s box.”

Thankfully, the Emmy-nominated host of So You Think You Can Dance had no such reservations, and thus will make her animated debut on Fox’s long-running comedy on Sunday, March 15 (8/7c).

RelatedAmerican Idol Top 8 Guys Recap: W(ednesday’s) T(errible) F(allout)

Deeley says when she received an email from the show’s producers with an »

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Revenge Sneak Peek: Margaux Gets Emily Right Where She Wants Her

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Emily gets proactive in her fight against Margaux when Revenge returns Sunday (ABC, 10/9c), and TVLine has your exclusive first look at Ms. Thorne’s next move.

PhotosRevenge First Look: Emily and Ben Work Up a Sweat, Jack Remains Heartbroken

Our clip finds Emily going full-on Mission: Impossible, slipping into a slinky black catsuit and breaking into LeMarchal Media, while Nolan whispers instructions — along with the occasional quip — into her earpiece.

But Emily quickly discovers that getting in is the easy part; as for getting out… well, you’ll just have to see how that pans out for yourself.

RelatedRevenge »

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Ratings: Empire Breaks 14 Million, Idol Drops, CSI: Cyber Solid, Middle Rises

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Fox’s Empire this Wednesday drew 14.3 million total viewers and a 5.8 demo rating (per finals), ticking up another 2 and 7 percent and delivering the highest demo number for any regular broadcast drama in over five years (since Grey’s Anatomy circa October 2009, Fox notes).

RelatedEmpire Post Mortem: Trai Byers on That Explosive Elevator Scene, Bipolar Stigma and Rhonda’s ‘Betrayal’

Versus its January debut, the musical sudser is now up 43 and 50 percent.

Ready, set, take these cookies!

Opening Fox’s night, American Idol (8.9 mil/2.1) dropped 15 and 19 percent week-to-week.

RelatedAmerican Idol Top 8 Guys Recap: W(ednesday’s) T(errible) F(allout)

Elsewhere… »

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