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Forest Whitaker Signs On for Multi-Episode Arc on Empire!

Oscar®-winning actor Forest Whitaker is joining the cast of Empire for a multi-episode arc during the show’s fourth season.

Whitaker will play “Uncle Eddie,” a charismatic music icon and bonafide hitmaker, who gave an unknown Lucious his first radio airplay.

Empire returns on Wednesday, September 27th (8/7C).

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Saw Gerrara to Appear in Star Wars Rebels!

Forest Whitaker will reprise his Rogue One: A Star Wars Story role of Saw Gerrera in season three of Star Wars Rebels.

Gerrera will first appear in Star Wars Rebels: Ghosts of Geonosis, Parts One and Two, premiering on Disney XD on Saturday, January 7, 2017 (8:30/7:30C). Details follow the jump.

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Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior Is Already An Improvement On The Original Recipe!

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When I first heard that Criminal Minds was getting a spin-off, I was appalled. I remain baffled that a series that is so misogynistic could be so popular. If the screener for Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior [CBS, Wednesdays, 10/9C] is any indication, it is a better show – at least in terms of misogyny, or the lack of same.

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TELEVISION: Pilot Season Goes Diverse!

Four of the top-rated pilots coming out of this year’s pilot are notable for their diversity – marked a noticeable change from the last few years. And we’re only halfway through pilot season.

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J.J. Abrams’ new spy series for NBC, Undercovers, for example features an African-American couple – played by Gugu Mbatha-Raw [pictured] and Boris Kodjoe – as its married spies. It’s also the first pilot Abrams has directed since Lost, making Undercovers one of the event pilots of the year.

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