Showtime sets 'Homeland' Season 4 premiere, debuts first footage
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Showtime sets 'Homeland' Season 4 premiere, debuts first footage

First teaser includes Corey Stoll without his 'Strain' wig

At its Television Critics Association press tour panel on Friday (July 18), Showtime announced a Season 4 premiere date for the Emmy-winning drama and presented colorful key art and a new "first look" teaser.

"Homeland" will premiere on Sunday, October 5 at 9 p.m. 

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<p>Wentworth Miller</p>

Wentworth Miller

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'Prison Break' star joins The CW's 'Flash' as Captain Cold

Leonard Snart will be introduced in the season's fourth episode

Wentworth Miller is setting aside his screenwriting career for a small screen return on The CW's "The Flash."

At Friday (July 18) morning's Television Critics Association press tour panel, the "Flash" producers announced that Leonard Snart would be dropping by the CW's DC Comics adaptation in the season's fourth episode.

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Press Tour: July 2014 The CW Executive Session Live-Blog
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Press Tour: July 2014 The CW Executive Session Live-Blog

Mark Pedowitz talks 'Flash,' 'Virgin' and more

It's The CW's turn at the Television Critics Association press tour.

And if there's any network executive capable of evading questions with the grace of Paul Lee, it's The CW President Mark Pedowitz.

Usually I can predict a few of the things that will come up at an executive session, but this is a bit of a mystery...

Click through for all of Friday (July 18) morning's excitement...

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TV Ratings: 'Big Brother,' 'Hell's Kitchen' lead Thursday as NBC comedies dip
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TV Ratings: 'Big Brother,' 'Hell's Kitchen' lead Thursday as NBC comedies dip

'Gang Related' posts small growth for FOX

Fast National ratings for Thursday, July 17, 2014.

"Big Brother" and a repeat of "Big Bang Theory" were, again, Thursday's top shows, though a low repeat for "Elementary" and an up week for "Hell's Kitchen" knocked CBS into a tie among young viewers. 

The "Hell's Kitchen" bump helped FOX's "Gang Related" to slight growth, while  ABC's "Rookie Blue" and NBC's "Hollywood Game Night" were also up in some measures. 

ABC's "Black Box" was down in the key demo and NBC's "Welcome to Sweden" and "Working the Engels" slipped in their second weeks.

On to the numbers.

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FX sets 'Sons of Anarchy' final season premiere date, live post-show
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FX sets 'Sons of Anarchy' final season premiere date, live post-show

Jax and company will roar back into primetime in September

FX has set a premiere date for the final season of "Sons of Anarchy" and guess what? That premiere episode is gonna run long.

"Sons of Anarchy" will start is seventh and final season on Tuesday, September 9 at 10 p.m. The premiere will run a whopping hour and 45 minutes. No word from FX on how many of those minutes will be dedicated to musical montages. 

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'Crimson Peak' Set Visit: Guillermo del Toro promises his first adult movie in English
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'Crimson Peak' Set Visit: Guillermo del Toro promises his first adult movie in English

'Pan's Labyrinth' director teases his Victorian haunted house drama

TORONTO - On movie set visits, occasionally journalists won't get the chance to talk to directors at all. 

Sometimes the directors are artistes, too far down the cinematic rabbit hole to engage in casual chit-chat with the fourth estate. Sometimes the directors merely glorified puppets, but the producers are happy to put themselves forward instead. And sometimes the directors are friendly, smart and well-adjusted, but making movies is such complicated work that they can't spare more than two minutes for a smile-and-wave, lest the production between to teeter like an ill-formed game of Mouse Trap.

Guillermo del Toro plays by his own rules.

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<p>Nina Tassler</p>

Nina Tassler

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Press Tour: July 2014 CBS Executive Session Live-Blog

Expect 'Big Bang Theory' negotiation questions and more

Good thing news broke on Wednesday that the cast of "The Big Bang Theory" is still negotiating with CBS and WBTV, because without that, there wouldn't have been much excitement to be expected from Thursday (July 17) morning's Television Critics Association press tour panel with CBS Entertainment Chairman Nina Tassler.

So we've got that to look forward to. We can also probably expect some queries about Thursday Night Football, the early performance of Halle Berry's "Extant" and maybe CBS' difficulties launching midseason shows (but probably not). 

Click through for the full live-blog...

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TV Ratings: 'Big Brother' rises, but 'Extant' droops on Wednesday

'So You Think You Can Dance,' 'Motive,' 'Taxi Brooklyn' also drop

Fast National ratings for Wednesday, July 16, 2014.

CBS won Wednesday night in all measures, but the network's performance was mixed. While "Big Brother" posted tiny weekly gains, Halle Berry's "Extant" dropped well over a million viewers, though at least its decline in the key demo was small.

Speaking of declines, "So You Think You Can Dance," "Taxi Brooklyn" and "Motive" were also off week to week, at least among young viewers. 

On to the numbers...

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<p>Derek Jeter</p>

Derek Jeter

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TV Ratings: MLB All-Star Game and Derek Jeter lead FOX Tuesday

'America's Got Talent' and 'Night Shift' put NBC in second

Fast National ratings for Tuesday, July 15, 2014.

The 2014 MLB All-Star Game came close to Xeroxing the ratings for last year's Midsummer Classic, as the non-stop tribute to the retiring Derek Jeter led FOX to Tuesday victory in all measures.

The All-Star Game, which actually started at 7:30 ET and then continued well outside of FOX's standard primetime two-hour block, took only a small bite out of NBC's "The Night Shift" and didn't really impact anything else on Tuesday.

On to the numbers, remembering that FOX's figures are time period data and not actually the specific numbers for the All-Star Game...

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ABC's Fall 2014 Premiere Week includes double-dose of 'Forever'

Shonda Rhimes Thursday and 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' get Premiere Weeks dates

On Tuesday (July 15) morning, ABC announced its premiere dates for Fall 2014, a plan that sees the network rolling most of its shows out in orderly fashion over the first two weeks of the Nielsen-set 2014-2015 season.

The major wrinkles in ABC's launch schedule are, at most, minor.

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