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Brooklyn Nine-Nine Picks Up Back Nine; Scores Post-Super Bowl Timeslot!

The season’s best new half-hour comedy just got a double dose of good news. Fox’s Brooklyn Nine-Nine was given a full season order today and will air as part of a one-hour comedy event with New Girl following Super Bowl XLVIII.

Follow the jump to check out the press release. The next new ep of Brooklyn Nine-Nine will air on Tuesday, October 22nd.

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Chicago PD and Community Return; Ironside and Welcome to the Family Axed!

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NBC’s late week schedule is getting a makeover. Weak remake Ironside and half-hour comedy Welcome to the Family are gone – while the Chicago Fire spin-off, Chicago PD, and Community will premiere in January. Also in January, Parks and Recreation will change timeslots.

Just in time for Christmas, Kelly Clarkson will learn the meaning of Christmas and Michael Buble will host a Christmas special in which, presumably, he’ll sing. Also on deck are SNL specials for Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas. For details and an updated schedule, follow the jump to the press release.

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BBC America Greenlights Intruders–Series About Seeking Immortality!

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BBC America has ordered the new original scripted series Intruders – which follows a secret society devoted to becoming immortal by seeking refuge in the bodies of others. The series comes from Glen Wong, of The X-Files fame, who pwrote the script based on the Michael Marshall Smith novel.

The eight-episode series, executive produced by Jane Tranter and Julie Gardner, is set to begin production in 2014 and will be distributed globally by BBC Worldwide. Check out the press release after the jump.

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Egyptian Mythology Inspires Epic Fox Series Hieroglyph!

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Hieroglyph, a fantasy-action-adventure series has been given a 13-episode order by Fox. Combining palace intrigue, quests for power and even a bit of divine sorcery, the series follows a notorious thief who is freed from prison on the condition that he serves the Pharoah.

The series comes from Travis Beacham, who wrote the pilot script, and is executive produced by Beacham, Peter Chernin and Katherine Pope for 20th Century Fox Television and Chernin Entertainment. Check out the press release, after the jump, for details.

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Laura Donnelly is Outlander’s Jenny Fraser!

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Casting for Outlander, the Ronald D. Moore adaptation of Diana Gabaldon’s historical fantasy series for Starz and Sony Pictures Television, is going great guns. It was announced today that Laura Donnelly has nabbed the role of Jenny Frasier – the older sister of the show’s male lead, Jamie Fraser.

For all intents and purposes Jamie’s surrogate mother, Jenny shares his stubborn, quick-tempered character and it’s not all uncommon for the two to butt heads. She runs Lallybroch, the Frasers’ ancestral home, and is married to Jamie’s best friend, Ian Murray. Donnelly is best known for her role as Sarah Kay in the BBC series, The Fall. For more, follow the jump to the press release.

Outlander will premiere on Starz in 2014.

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Disney XD Greenlights Animated Series Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero!

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Disney XD – home of TRON Legacy and soon to be home of Star Wars Rebels – has ordered an animated comedy adventure series called Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero. The series follows a kid from the suburbs, the titular Penn Zero, who inherits the cool job of part-time hero and leader of a time of good guys who zap to other worlds to save the day.

Campaign’s Thomas Middleditch will voice Penn, while Alfred Molina has been cast as part-time villain Rippen. Production on Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero is underway with the show being scheduled for a fall 2014 premiere. Follow the jump for more details.

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Borgias’ Contessa Lands Key Outlander Role!

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Lotte Verbeek has been cast as Geillis Duncan – a woman thought to be a witch because of her advanced knowledge of herbs and plants – in Ronald D. Moore’s series adaptation of Outlander for Starz and Sony Pictures TV. Verbeek is best known for her role as Contessa Giulia Farnese on The Borgias.

Check out the press release, after the jump, for more details.

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First Look: Doctor Who: The Day of the Doctor!

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Doctor Who’s 50th Anniversary Special, Doctor Who: The Day of the Doctor, is almost upon us. Here are the first photos released from the special by the BBC.

Two more photos follow the jump. Doctor Who: The Day of the Doctor will premiere on BBC America on Saturday,November 23rd.

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Fey, Poehler Back To Host Golden Globes!

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Tina Fey and Amy Poehler have been asked back to host the 71st and 72nd Annual Golden Globe® Awards. The announcement came from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s  president, Theo Kingma, dick clark productions and NBC”

For details and quotes, follow the jump to the press release.

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MTV’s Teen Wolf Gets a 4th Season!

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Everyone who reads this site knows of my love of MTV’s Teen Wolf. I discovered it on Netflix last year after I interviewed star Tyler Posey. It quickly became one of my favorite bing watches of last year and so far season three is clicking on all cylinders – although the show has gotten the season three “hotness bug” (You know where everyone goes from cute geek to insanely buff and gorgeous by the 3rd season). At NYCC 13 this weekend, MTV has shown their confidence and support of the series by announcing Season Four is a go, as well as a 1/2 hour talk show called Wolf Watch. When did show specific talk shows become a thing? Wolf Watch will be hosted by Jill Wagner, who plays Kate Argent in Teen Wolf.

I’m still kicking myself for missing NYCC this year, because  (Stiles – my favorite) is the only cast member I haven’t interviewed. I still have a bunch of interviews that I did with everyone else from SDCC that I’ll be posting over the next few months, in the meantime check out the official announcement these interviews that I did with Tyler and Crystal Reed. Part Two of Season Three returns to MTV in January.

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Star Wars Rebels: The New Face of Evil–Behold The Inquisitor!

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Stalking the remaining Jedi Knights in the time between Episodes IV and V, The Inquisitor is the new face of evil in Disney XD’s Star Wars Rebels. The above portrait was unveiled at the New York Comic-Con today, by Disney /Lucasfilm Animation.

Check out the press release – and a video in which SWR Executive Producer Dave Filoni talks about the new series – after the jump.

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