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Billy Crystal to honor Robin Williams at Emmys

insidetv.ew.com — Monday's Emmy tribute to Robin Williams will be presented by a fellow famed actor-comedian: Billy Crystal. Executive producer Don Mischer announced the programming decision on Tuesday morning, having previously promised that the award ceremony would honor the late performer with "the proper and meaningful remembrance he so well deserves."
Aug 20, 2014

RT @jfuentes: Perfect choice. RT @EW: Billy Crystal to honor Robin Williams during Monday's Emmys broadcast: ow.ly/AxqIP

Aug 20, 2014

RT @EW: Billy Crystal to honor Robin Williams during the 'In Memoriam' portion of Monday's Emmys broadcast: ow.ly/AxqIP

Aug 20, 2014

RT @EW: Billy Crystal to honor Robin Williams during the 'In Memoriam' portion of Monday's Emmys broadcast: ow.ly/AxqIP

'American Horror Story: Freak Show' gets premiere date

insidetv.ew.com — FX figured out the premiere date American Horror Story: Freak Show. The fourth installment of horror anthology series will debut Wednesday, October 8 at 10 p.m.. Here's the official description: " Freak Show begins its tale in the quiet, sleepy hamlet of Jupiter, Florida. The year is 1952.
Aug 20, 2014

RT @EW: This just in—'American Horror Story: Freak Show' has its premiere date: ow.ly/AxZFf

Aug 20, 2014

AHS: Freak Show: 1st teaser video and new official description added tinyurl.com/qg8j6p6

Aug 20, 2014

If there is a single clown… RT @James_Hibberd: 'American Horror Story: Freak Show' gets premiere date bit.ly/1oSqv98

'Big Brother': Watch the Zingbot and Kathy Griffin join forces to insult people

insidetv.ew.com — Big Brother is a ridiculous television program. And at no point is it more ridiculous than when a sassy wisecracking robot named the Zingbot enters the house to start dishing out insults at all the contestants. Which is why we are completely obsessed with everything he does.
Aug 20, 2014

Now 2 #BB16 Zingbot clips for the price of 1. Check out Donny getting zinged by @kathygriffin! bit.ly/1pOjs09

Aug 20, 2014

RT @DaltonRoss: The Zingbot returns to @CBSBigBrother tonight with @kathygriffin! Get an exclusive look at their visit right here: bit.ly/1pOjs09

Aug 20, 2014

Tonight marks most important TV event of the year: Zingbot returns to @CBSBigBrother courtesy of @EW and @DaltonRoss bit.ly/1pOjs09

Aug 20, 2014

The Zingbot returns to @CBSBigBrother tonight with @kathygriffin! Get an exclusive look at their visit right here: bit.ly/1pOjs09

'Masters of Sex,' 'Ray Donovan' renewed for season 3

insidetv.ew.com — Showtime has renewed its summer drama block: Masters of Sex and Ray Donovan are both coming back for third rounds. The will start production early next year on 12 episodes each. "Both Ray Donovan and Masters of Sex are quintessentially Showtime: bold, provocative, premium television with production values at the top of the food chain," said Showtime president David Nevins.

'Simpsons' writers give epic marathon survival guide

insidetv.ew.com — On Thursday at the strike of 10 a.m. ET, FXX will drop an absurdly daunting challenge into the laps of channel surfers by airing all 552 episodes of The Simpsons in a row. (In case you're wondering, two people once made it 86 hours and 37 minutes through a Simpsons marathon before Fox ended the contest in a record-breaking tie.)
Aug 20, 2014

'Simpsons' writers explain how to survive FXX's 552-episode marathon tinyurl.com/qhl2y6y RT @dansnierson

Aug 20, 2014

'Simpsons' writers explain how to survive FXX's 552-episode marathon ow.ly/AxQjx

'Sons of Anarchy': Kurt Sutter reveals how many club members will die

insidetv.ew.com — In the Sept. 9 premiere of Sons of Anarchy 's final season, a vengeful Jax (Charlie Hunnam) tells his brothers, "For me to move forward with all the things we now have to do, I need to know this table has no doubts, no mistrust, that every single one of you would kill or die for the man next to him...."

'Suits' creator talks Louis' resignation, teases midseason finale

insidetv.ew.com — Suits fans were shocked after the Aug. 13 episode when Louis Litt (Rick Hoffman) resigned from Pearson Specter-seconds before Harvey (Gabriel Macht), accompanied by Donna (Sarah Rafferty), was to deliver the news that Jessica (Gina Torres) was firing him.
Aug 20, 2014

#Suits creator talks Louis' resignation, teases tonight's midseason finale insidetv.ew.com/2014/08/20/sui…

Ron Rifkin, Hoda Kotb, Brian D'Arcy James, others head to 'SVU'

insidetv.ew.com — Law & Order: Special Victims Unit is loading up on guest stars. Today's Hoda Kotb is set to appear as herself in an episode that includes Ron Rifkin ( Alias), Brian D'Arcy James ( Smash), Stevie Lynn Jones ( Crisis), and Dana Wheeler-Nicholson ( Friday Night Lights), EW has learned exclusively.
Aug 20, 2014

Hoda Kotb, Brian D’Arcy James, Ron Rifkin & others heading to Law & Order: #SVU. Get the exclusive scoop bit.ly/1BDkWzz @nbcsvu

Watch Norm Lewis as Broadway's first African-American 'Phantom'

popwatch.ew.com — On May 12 of this year, Norm Lewis became the first-ever African-American actor to take on the lead role of The Phantom of the Opera on (ahem) the Great White Way. (Robert Guillaume became the first-ever actor to do it regionally in 1990.)
Aug 20, 2014

RT @blackfilm: Watch @EW clip of Norm Lewis as Broadway's 1st-ever African-American 'Phantom of the Opera' ow.ly/AxJLb pic.twitter.com/KMaqriejoA

'Monk' star Tony Shalhoub joins 'Nurse Jackie'

insidetv.ew.com — Monk is checking into Nurse Jackie. Tony Shalhoub has landed a recurring role on the Showtime drama's upcoming seventh season, the network announced Wednesday. The Emmy winner will play Dr. Bernard Prince, a new ER doctor who has great bedside manner, a special touch with Akalitus, and offers Jackie friendship-something she desperately needs after the drama of the season finale.
Aug 20, 2014

Tony Shalhoub joins Nurse Jackie. Find out who he’ll play bit.ly/1oScAQo @SHO_Jackie

Megan Mullally, Natalie Morales returning to 'Parks and Recreation'

insidetv.ew.com — It sounds like love will be in the air when Parks and Recreation returns for its final season. Megan Mullally and Natalie Morales are both set to reprise their roles for the final season of Parks and Rec, EW has learned.
Aug 20, 2014

Tammy 2 and Lucy too RT @NatalieAbrams Megan Mullally and Natalie Morales returning to Parks and Recreation bit.ly/1uU3lBR

Surprise: AMC renews 'Halt and Catch Fire'

insidetv.ew.com — AMC has decided to take a chance on renewing modestly rated freshman drama series Halt and Catch Fire. The series set in the Texas computer industry in the 1980s has only averaged 1.3 million viewers across its first 10 episodes, including seven days of DVR playback.

'Sons of Anarchy' gets official book -- and series finale air date

insidetv.ew.com — With the final season of set to begin in three weeks, it's never too early to start thinking about the end. Fans can now pre-order the official behind-the-scenes companion book, Sons of Anarchy: The Official Collector's Edition, which will be released the day after the series finale airs.