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NBC orders 'About a Boy,' 'Crisis,' J.J. Abrams' 'Believe,' Sean Hayes sitcom


NBC orders "About a Boy," "Crisis," J.J. Abrams' "Believe," Sean Hayes sitcom

"About a Boy" is a remake of the 2002 Hugh Grant film, "Crisis" stars Gillian Anderson and Dermot Mulroney, "Believe" stars Kyle MacLachlan and Sean Hayes will star in multi-camera sitcom "Sean Saves the World." PLUS: NBC picks up "The Family Guide" with Parker Posey and J.K. Simmons.

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<p>Pam and Jim.</p>

Pam and Jim.

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What 'The Office' could've been: An interracial love story, Bob Odenkirk as Michael


What "The Office" could've been: An interracial love story, Bob Odenkirk as Michael

Producers reveal 10 things you didn't know about "The Office," including having Jim and Pam be an interracial love story, that the show was originally designed with FX and HBO in mind. Also, "Modern Family's" Eric Stonestreet could've been Kevin.


"Elementary" sending Sherlock back to England

The Season 2 premiere will be set in London.


Stephen Colbert addresses his sister's defeat

 "Tonight, I am angry."


"Homeland" promotes F. Murray Abraham and Sarita Choudhury

Abraham's Dar Adal character will become a regular in Season 3, as will Saul's estranged wife.


Randy Jackson will no longer be Mariah Carey's manager
Turns out Jackson was co-managing his fellow "Idol" judge's career.


Catherine Tate to star in UK's "Everybody Loves Raymond" remake

The British Raymond will be played by comedian Lee Mack.


"The Voice" beats "Idol," but falls to a season low
Both singing shows went head-to-head last night.

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<p>Bernardo Bertolucci</p>

Bernardo Bertolucci

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Bernardo Bertolucci to head Venice jury, as festival clarifies award rules

Revision prompted by last year's controversy over 'The Master' wins

Cannes may be just around the corner, but the Venice Film Festival is sooner than you think it is -- the two European majors effectively bookend the summer movie season, meaning the first glimpse of fall prestige fare on the Lido is just over three months away. Last week, the festival named William Friedkin the winner of this year's lifetime achievement Golden Lion, and today they further interrupted the pre-Cannes conversation with the announcement of this year's Competition jury president: Oscar-winning Italian director Bernardo Bertolucci.

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<p>F. Murray Abraham and Mandy Patinkin should have a lot of time to square off in &quot;Homeland&quot;&nbsp;season 3 now that Abraham has been made a regular castmember.</p>

F. Murray Abraham and Mandy Patinkin should have a lot of time to square off in "Homeland" season 3 now that Abraham has been made a regular castmember.

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Exclusive: 'Homeland' adds F. Murray Abraham and Sarita Choudhury as regulars

Two familiar faces should give Mandy Patinkin's Saul even more to do in season 3

We don't know much yet about "Homeland" season 3, which will debut on September 29, but we know that season 2 ended with Mandy Patinkin's Saul as acting director of the CIA after most of the high level officers were blown up by Abu Nazir's people.

And now I can exclusively report that the season will have two new regulars, both with ties to Saul: F. Murray Abraham as retired black ops specialist Dar Adal, and Sarita Choudhury as Saul's estranged wife Mira. Both have been promoted from guest star status.

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<p>Neil Patrick Harris</p>

Neil Patrick Harris

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It's official: Neil Patrick Harris to host the Tonys for the 4th time


It's official: Neil Patrick Harris to host the Tonys for the 4th time
Says NPH in a statement: "It'll be more impressive than ever - if my math is correct, it will be 267 times bigger than last year," Harris said in a statement. "Oh, wait. No, that can't... hold on... carry the one... I'm awful at math. But rest assured, the show will rock!"


"Vampire Diaries" stars Nina Dobrev & Ian Somerhalder break up

The CW co-stars dated in real life for three years.


Alex Trebek expects to retire from "Jeopardy!" after 2016
"I suspect this might be my last contract," he says of his contract expiring in 2016.


"The Voice" starts off by acknowledging voting inconsistencies
Carson Daly brought the CEO of "The Voice's" vote-tallying company on air.


Take a look at Fox's 9 new shows
From "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" to "Sleepy Hollow."


Discovery denies that zombie targets on its "Guns" shows resemble Obama
"Sons of Guns" and "American Guns" both featured the "zombie" target mannequins that bare a striking resemblance to the president.


BBC orders "Dickensian" series featuring Charles Dickens characters

Dickens' classic characters will meet in "the most surprising of ways."


Craig Ferguson pays Jay Leno a 2nd visit in less than 2 months

Last night's visit gave Leno a chance to take a shot at Les Moonves.


Amy Poehler sells TV show to Sweden after partnering with her brother
Amy and Greg Poehler have created "Welcome To Sweden," starring Lena Olin, Illeana Douglas and Patrick Duffy.


Original Charlie Brown voice actor to go to rehab instead of jail

Peter Robbins, 56, last month pleaded guilty to stalking his ex-girlfriend and her plastic surgeon.


"Doctor Who" announces a prequel to the season finale

The three-minute prequel will delve into the relationship between the doctor and Clara. PLUS: Meet the "Thyme Lord."


Watch Sean Bean in "Legends"

He'll be playing an undercover operative in the TNT spy series.

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<p>&quot;The Office&quot;&nbsp;co-stars Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey.</p>

"The Office" co-stars Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey.

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HitFix First Look: 'The Office' stars Jenna Fischer & Angela Kinsey answer fan questions

Which character are they most like? And which character would win a battle royale to the death?

With only two episodes of "The Office" left to go — another hour-long one tonight at 9 (featuring some terrific Jim and Dwight stuff), and then what is for now a 75-minute episode (and could get longer) next Thursday — I'm feeling awfully nostalgic about our time spent at Dunder-Mifflin, and so are a lot of the actors.

A couple of weeks ago, I posted a behind-the-scenes clip of Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey providing a tour of the set. Today, it's time for another exclusive with Fischer and Kinsey, this time answering fan questions about which "Office" character they most resemble, what it was like filming romantic scenes and, most importantly, which "Office" character would survive a winner-take-all tournament to the death. (Both women very quickly arrive at the same conclusion.)

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<p>Leonardo DiCaprio is &quot;The Great Gatsby&quot;</p>

Leonardo DiCaprio is "The Great Gatsby"

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3 on 3: 'The Great Gatsby' finally hits theaters, now what?

A trio answers questions on Baz Luhrmann's latest

After a five-month delay, Baz Luhrmann's long awaited adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's "The Great Gatsby" is finally coming to theaters. So far, reviews have been mixed. "Gatsby" has a 56 on Metacritic and just a 46% on Rotten Tomatoes. And "Gatsby" still has a global stampede of critics ready to pounce after it opens the Cannes Film Festival next week. With that in mind, we're using the film's opening to kick-off a new feature here on HitFix, 3 on 3. What's 3 on 3? Simply, three questions answered by three HitFix insiders on a compelling topic from the world's of movies, music and television.

Let's get to it...

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<p>Max and Katie of &quot;The Amazing Race&quot;</p>

Max and Katie of "The Amazing Race"

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Interview: Max & Katie talk 'The Amazing Race'

Newlyweds discuss making friends and losing the million on chance
One of the most common comments from contestants on reality shows is some variation on, "I didn't come here to make friends." Rarely has that sounded as true as when newlyweds Katie and Max Bichler warned viewers at the start of the "Amazing Race" season that people usually don't like them (or at least don't like Katie). 
 
In the early-going, it looked as if Katie's prickly personality might cause tensions with other teams, but she quickly showed the ability to play nice and conflict never emerged, unless you count Katie mocking her husband after a speeding ticket in Africa or during his struggles with the season's final Roadblock in Washington.
 
In their exit interview, Katie & Max discuss that chance-driven climactic Roadblock, as well as their in-season bickering and whether or not they built any lasting friendships on the road. They also talk about whether there's any solace to be taken in winning money, a trip and two cars, but still finishing in second.
 
Click through for the full conversation. Last interview posts tomorrow!
 
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<p>Sprint = Love</p>

Sprint = Love

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Recap: 'Survivor: Caramoan' - 'Don't Say Anything About My Mom'

A Family Reward leads to a big choice
Pre-credit sequence. Adorable Andrea is gone. What will I do with myself? What will the tribe do with itself? What will Eddie do with himself? "All the chicks that I go after and try to hook up with go home," Eddie laments, graciously. He expects that he's going to be a sitting duck at the next Tribal Council and he tells Cochran as much. Cochran asks who might be targeted next if Eddie wins Immunity and Eddie tells him that he -- Cochran, I mean -- might be that target. Cochran is taken aback and begins to wonder if he has "an expiration date that's rapidly approaching." Brenda agrees that Cochran is the target and tells Dawn as much. Naturally, this leaves Dawn feeling wishy-washy. "The good thing here is that I have options and hopefully I'm going to take responsibility for it in the end," Dawn says. 
 
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Report: 'Idol' dumping all 4 judges, plus Nigel Lythgoe


Report: "Idol" dumping all 4 judges, plus Nigel Lythgoe

Lythgoe is expected to get the boot as part of a total overhaul, along with Randy Jackson, Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban, according to The Wrap, which ads that Jennifer Lopez isn't in Fox's plans.


Fox picks up Andy Samberg's cop comedy, Seth MacFarlane's "Dads"

They'll join Fox's "Gavin & Stacey" remake, along with "Enlisted" and "Surviving Jack." PLUS: Fox picks up dramas starring Terry O'Quinn and Greg Kinnear, plus J.J. Abrams' "Almost Human" and Emma Roberts' "Delirium" rejected.

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<p>Macklemore and Ryan Lewis</p>

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis

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Macklemore & Ryan Lewis set a Billboard Hot 100 record with 'Can't Hold Us'

What happens to Pink's single?

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis set a record this week at “Can’t Hold Us,” featuring Ray Dalton, goes to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 making them the only duo in the history of the pop chart to land its first two singles at the top.

“Can’t Hold Love” follows “Thrift Shop,” which spent six weeks at No. 1. A third song from the pair, “Same Love,” is at No. 83 on the Hot 100). The last solo act to hit No. 1 with its first two singles was Bruno Mars in 2010-11 with “Just The Way You Are” and “Grenade,” according to Billboard.

“Hold” swaps places with Pink’s “Just Give Me A Reason,” featuring Nate Ruess, which was No. 1 for three weeks. Justin Timberlake’s “Mirrors” rises 5-3, while Rihanna’s “Stay,” featuring Mikky Ekko, slips 3-4. Bruno Mars’ “When I Was Your Man”  slides up 6-5.

The previously mentioned “Thrift Shop” falls 4-6, Icona Pop’s “I Love It,” featuring Charli XCX, continues its upward climb rising 9-7. Imagine Dragon’s “Radioactive” rises 10-8. Florida Georgia Line’s “Cruise” sails its way 13-9 based on the remake of the duo’s tune with Nelly.

Wrapping up the Top 10 is Pitbull’s “Feel This Moment,” featuring Christina Aguilera.


 

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<p>Your &quot;American Idol&quot; Top 3</p>

Your "American Idol" Top 3

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Recap: 'American Idol' - Top 3 Performances: Angie vs. Candice vs. Kree

Angie, Candice and Kree performance thrice apiece

 Due to events beyond my control, I missed last week's "American Idol" Top 4 Redux and had to leave the show in the very capable hands of Mr. Alan Sepinwall. For readers, I assume that was like going to a Yankees game to watch Wally Pipp play first base and getting stuck with Lou Gehrig.

So I apologize for returning.

I didn't watch last week's episode, but I'm not exactly surprised that Amber Holcomb went home.

Tonight, Angie, Candice and Kree will each be singing three times. That's a lot of performances and a lot of room for error. Click through and join the journey through Wednesday's performances...

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