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AMC Orders Afghanistan-Set Pilot from Low Winter Sun Writer

AMC

AMC has ordered the pilot White City, which follows Western diplomats and journalists in Afghanistan, the network announced Friday.

From Criminal Minds and Low Winter Sun writer Chris MundyWhite Cityfeatures Jon Liston, who goes against advice and overreaches in an attempt to talk with insurgent leaders. The fallout of his decision forces Jon to find a new role in Kabul as he begins to question whether there's any good for him or any Westerner to do in Afghanistan.

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Wanna Go to the Covert Affairs Set? Check Out Christopher Gorham's New Cause and See How

Christopher Gorham

Covert AffairsChristopher Gorham has teamed up with USA's Characters Unite program for a new cause: Operation Mend.

Established by UCLA, the actor's alma mater, Operation Mend provides free medical, psychological and surgical care ...
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Big Bang Theory: Star Wars Reunion, Hope for Amy and Sheldon

The Big Bang Theory

The Big Bang Theory, one of the TV shows most at home at Comic-Con, kicked off its panel on Friday with a clip from the Season 7 episode in which Sheldon (Jim Parsons), Leonard (Johnny Galecki), Howard (Simon Helberg) and Raj (Kunal Nayyar) try (and fail) to get tickets to the annual event.

Perhaps fittingly, the cast wasn't actually wasn't in attendance. Instead, the panel was only made up of the show's writers and executive producers Bill Prady and Steve Molaro, who shared some fun facts and a few details about the upcoming eighth season:

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Charmed's Shannen Doherty and Holly Marie Combs Reunite for Reality Show

Holly Marie Combs, Shannen Doherty

Former Charmed co-stars Shannen Doherty and Holly Marie Combs are reuniting for a road trip reality show on Great American Country, the cable channel announced Friday. Off the Map with Shannen & Holly will consist of six episodes and is slated to premiere in 2015.

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Is WGN America's Manhattan a Blast? 4 Reasons to Watch the Atomic Drama

Manhattan

Up and atom! It's time to discuss WGN America's latest original series Manhattan. Set in 1943, Manhattan follows a sequestered group of physicists racing to develop the first atomic bombs during World War II. Right now, you're probably worried there isn't room on your DVR for another slow-paced historical drama, but don't let that cloud your judgment. Manhattan easily earns a series pass for the way it blends scientific and political suspense with the project's emotional fallout on the scientists and their nuclear families. 

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Robert Kirkman Producing Outcast Pilot for Cinemax

Robert Kirkman

Demons are the new zombies — at least according to Robert KirkmanThe Walking Dead creator made that declaration Friday at Comic-Con when announcing that a pilot for an adaptation of his latest comic, Outcast, was in pre-production at Cinemax.

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Exclusive Video: Behind the Scenes of The Wonder Years Cast Reunion

The Wonder Years

It seems like old times in the Arnold family kitchen.

The Wonder Years cast recently reunited for the first time in 16 years to reflect on the series, which is coming to DVD for the first time through StarVista Entertainment/Time Life.

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Video: What Secret Did the Baywatch Cast Spill During their Reunion?

Pamela Anderson

What was the toughest part about being on the hit show Baywatch? According to the cast during a recent reunion, it was staying fit.

"There was a lot of pressure and you didn't have a choice. You either [look good] or go," star Traci Bingham says in the video below. "It was in my contract that you really had to stay fit and stay in shape or you're off the show." About the famous weight clause, Nicole Eggert adds, "There was a five pound fluctuation, you couldn't go up or down five pounds."

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The Bachelorette Finale: Who Should Andi Choose?

Nick, Andi, Josh

Another Bachelorette season is coming to a close, and after an emotional pre-rose ceremony exit during fantasy week, Andi has narrowed down the field to just two men.

What you Didn't See During The Bachelorette "Men Tell All"

Josh, a 29-year-old former professional baseball player, caught Andi's eye early on. But her history of dating athletes has made her cautious all season long. Nick, a 33-year-old Wisconsin native, was also an early front-runner, earning Andi's first-impression rose. But have his arguments with the rest of the guys clouded Andi's view of him?

Who do you think Andi should choose? Vote in our poll below.

The Bachelorette's three-hour finale begins Monday at 8/7c on ABC.

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Christopher Nolan, Matthew McConaughey Surprise Fans at Comic-Con

Matthew McConaughey. Christophe Nolan at Comic-Con

Comic-Con got off to a great start Thursday when the Paramount panel abruptly ushered off Megan Fox mid-Q&A, replacing her with a surprise appearance from Christopher Nolan and Matthew McConaughey.

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