"American Horror Story" Season 4 will be set in 1950

"It's a period piece," says Ryan Murphy.


"Duck Dynasty" returns tonight: Expect big ratings
The A&E series should get a big boost from last month's controversy, as James Poniewozik points out: "At least for the premiere, I'm betting they'll be more than made up for by people watching the show for the first time (as a statement or not), longtime fans making sure to catch the first airing to Stand With Phil, and casual viewers who don't care so much about the controversy one way or the other but, who have spent a solid month being reminded that 'Duck Dynasty' exists."


CW orders a "Veronica Mars" spinoff digital series
Rob Thomas will be behind the digital series, which will be shown on CW Seed, the network's digital home.


HBO renews "Real Time with Bill Maher"
The long-running talk show will be back for a 13th season.


CW orders Cedric the Entertainer's "Barber Battle" and "Penn & Teller: Fool Us"

In "Barber Battle," barbers will compete to be named the creator of the best "crowns" in town.


"The Good Wife" promises an improved Kalinda storyline, may bring back Michael J. Fox

"Kalinda was a little bit adrift in the first half of the year," exec producer Robert King admitted today at TCAs. PLUS: Eric Bogosian will guest-star, why the next "Good Wife" episode is scheduled for March 9, and Julianna Margulies' apartment was flooded after an Architectural Digest shoot.


"Downton Abbey" vet Jessica Brown-Findlay to star in CW's "Labyrinth" miniseries

She'll play a character named Alaïs in an event series that follows two women who are separated by centuries in their pursuit of the Holy Grail.


This week's "NCIS" was inspired by the Boston Marathon bombings
Exec producer Gary Glasberg says he wanted "to show someone who comes from a government background involved in something tragic like this and manages to persevere."


"Intelligence" creator on ratings plunge: "That sucked"

"We're all human and want to win," says Michael Seitzman. "Yesterday morning we woke up, and the ratings were not what they had been. That sucked. But it was great for five days having the network tout you as the No. 1 new show on TV. We had that and they can't take it away from us," he says jokingly. PLUS: Michael Trucco and Peter Coyote will guest on "Intelligence."


"Orange is the New Black" star Laverne Cox is penning her memoir
The book, due in 2015, will delve into Cox's experience growing up transgender.


"Elementary" taps Jane Alexander to play Sherlock's pen pal

They will meet after trading erotic letters for years.


Paul Rudd joins the final "Greatest Event in Television History"
Check out Rudd and Adam Scott with their new hairstyles.


Thomas Dekker will join Rainn Wilson on "Backstrom"

The former "Terminator: Sarah Connor Chronicles" star is returning to Fox as Detective Backstrom's connection to the underworld.