FX Books Billy Bob Thornton for Fargo Series — Plus: How Graphic Is Del Toro's The Strain?

FX Fargo Cast Billy Bob Thornton

Academy Award winner Billy Bob Thornton has booked a trip to Fargo, with a lead role in FX’s series adaptation of the acclaimed 1996 Coen Brothers film.

Thornton will play …READ MORE

The X Factor Season 3: Smaller Prize, Passionate Mentors, No More Judges' Houses or Boot Camp


The ever-changing X Factor team — including Simon Cowell, Demi Lovato, Kelly Rowland and Paulina Rubio — took the stage Thursday at the Television Critics Association’s summer press tour in Beverly Hills and promised fresh things ahead in the competition series’ third cycle. READ MORE

Dads Producers Defend Pilot, Insist 'We Don't Want to Be the Racial-Insult Comedy Show'

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The cast and producers of Fox’s new Seth Green-Giovanni Ribisi comedy Dads deflected criticism about certain aspects of the show’s pilot Thursday at the Television Critics Assoc. summer press tour in Beverly Hills.

Several reporters in particular took issue with a sequence where an Asian-American woman (played by Disney Channel ingenue Brenda Song) is required …READ MORE

Brooklyn Nine-Nine Team: 'This Is Not Police Squad!' — Plus: More SNL Cameos Ahead?

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Brooklyn Nine-Nine Spoilers

Former Saturday Night Live funnyman Andy Samberg and Parks and Recreation helmers Mike Schur and Dan Goor have teamed up for Fox’s new cop comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine, which is already drawing comparisons to an infamous cop-show parody.

However, Schur explained Thursday at the Television Critics Association’s summer press tour in Beverly Hills, “This is not Police Squad! …READ MORE

Fox Boss Previews Glee's Finn Tribute Episode and PSA Plan, Confirms Keith Urban's Return to American Idol, Talks Bones' Friday Move

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GLEE: Cory Monteith as Finn in the Season Four premiere of GLEE debuting on a new night and time Thursday, Sept. 13 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2012 Fox Broadcasting Co. Cr: Tommy Garcia/FOX

Glee‘s farewell episode to Finn will “deal directly with the drug abuse” that felled his portrayer Cory Monteith, Fox president Kevin Reilly told reporters Thursday at the Television Critics Assoc. summer press tour in Beverly Hills. However, Reilly stopped short of saying …READ MORE

Fox Confirms Mary Lynn Rajskub for 24 Revival, Announces Broadchurch Adaptation


Get ready to clock back in, Chloe, because Mary Lynn Rajskub has been confirmed for Fox’s 24: Live Another Day event series airing …READ MORE

Showtime Boss Shares Dreadful News, Teases Dexter Offshoot, Reacts to Borgias Fan Campaign

Penny Dreadful Casting Hartnett Green

Simply Dreadful news was dispersed by Showtime entertainment president David Nevins when he appeared Tuesday at the Television Critics Assoc. summer press tour in Beverly Hills.

Revealing the first castings for Penny Dreadful — a “totally fascinating” eight-episode “literary horror” series …READ MORE

The CW Puts Flash on Fast Track, Hits Pause on Wonder Woman, Lets Fly With Big Arrow Spoiler


The DC Comics hero Flash is, fittingly, on the fast-track to get his own series on The CW, it was announced Tuesday morning at the Television Critics Assoc. summer press tour.

“We plan to introduce… the origin story of Dr. Barry Allen” — one of Flash’s multiple alter egos …READ MORE

Homeland Season 3: The CIA Under Fire, Saul's Betrayal and Brody's Top-Secret Return

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HOMELAND (Season 2)

The cast and producers of Showtime’s Homeland appeared at the Television Critics’ Assoc. summer press tour on Monday to preview Season 3 — with at least one actor doing his best to conceal a major plot point.

“I’m not Damian,” a buzzed-cut ginger who sure looked like Damian Lewis claimed …READ MORE

The Good Wife Declares 'Civil War' in Season 5, Welcomes Back America Ferrera and Gary Cole

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"The Art of War"-- Alicia (Julianna Margulies, left) represents Laura Hellinger (Amanda Peet, right), an Army captain who accuses a civilian contractor of attempting to rape her in Afghanistan, on THE GOOD WIFE, Sunday Nov. 4. (9:30-10:30 PM, ET/8:30-9:30 PM, CT/9:00-10:00 PM, PT) on the CBS Television Network. Photo: Craig Blankenhorn/CBS ©2012 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved

The Good Wife‘s upcoming fifth season will be “more about our team” and “not the guest stars coming in,” exec producer Robert King told reporters at the Television Critics Association press tour in Beverly Hills, adding that Alicia and Cary’s impending exodus will spark a “civil war” between their new firm and Lockhart Gardner.

The new season will pick up …READ MORE