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Coroner: Peaches Geldof Died of Heroin Overdose

Peaches Geldof

A coroner ruled that Peaches Geldof died of a heroin overdose,BBC reports.

When Geldof was found dead in April, the police initially said the death as being treated as "unexplained," but a toxicology report soon revealed heroin in her system. Police found 6.9g of heroin in the house, but said there were no signs Geldof intended to take her life. Traces of codeine, methadone and morphine were also found in her blood.

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Watch This Tonight: Who Do You Think You Are?

Cynthia Nixon

Cynthia Nixon is uncovering a family mystery on TLC's Who Do You Think You Are?

On the season premiere, the former Sex and the City star searches for answers about her paternal ancestry and finds a family in torment. The truth soon becomes stranger than fiction when a history of deceit -- and even murder -- slowly reveals itself.

Find out more about the episode and why it's our pick for Wednesday's Watch This Tonight:

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First Look: Meet Grimm's Newest Wesen: Octo-Man!

Grimm

It's the worst kind of identity theft. When NBC's Grimm returns this fall for its fourth season, we'll meet up with Gedächtnis Esser — aka Octo-Man — a nefarious new Wesen who can attach his tentacles to your head and steal all your memories, leaving you either dead or with severe amnesia. And we've got the very first look at the slimy fellow!

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Lisa Kudrow Tracks Down a New Season of TLC's Who Do You Think You Are?

Lisa Kudrow

What's new? What's hot? What's next? TLC's celebrity genealogy show Who Do You Think You Are? doesn't give a hoot about the zeitgeist — certainly not when the past is so damn dramatic! Executive producer Lisa Kudrow gives the scoop on the new season (premiering Wednesday at 9/8c), kicking off tonight with a former Sex and the City star making a horrifying discovery... read more

Granny's Past and a Baby Bates? Downton Abbey Season 5 Scoop

Michelle Dockery, Maggie Smith

Last year, Downton Abbey went through a transitional season dealing with major loss but also laying the groundwork for what could be a very intriguing fifth season.

Before the series returns stateside on Sunday, Jan. 4 on PBS' Masterpiece, the cast -- Michelle Dockery, Laura Carmichael, Joanne Froggatt, Allen Leech  along with executive producer Gareth Neame --  attended the Television Critics Association fall previews on Tuesday to present select clips from the upcoming season. Here's what we can expect:

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Covert Affairs Postmortem: Christopher Gorham on Annie's Betrayal and What's Next

Christopher Gorham, Piper Perabo

[WARNING: The following story contains spoilers about Tuesday's episode of Covert Affairs. Read at your own risk.]

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Cheers' Rhea Perlman Will Play Danny's Mom on The Mindy Project

Rhea Perlman

Rhea Perlman is going back to a place where everybody knows her name... television!

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Aaron Ashmore, Luke Macfarlane, and Hannah John-Kamen Cast in Syfy's Killjoys

Aaron Ashmore, Hannah John-Kamen, Luke Macfarlane

Syfy has assembled the main cast for its upcoming science-fiction drama Killjoys, a new series from the same production house as Orphan Black and the creator of Lost Girl. British stage actress Hannah John-KamenWarehouse 13's Aaron Ashmore, and Brothers and SistersLuke Macfarlane will suit up as a trio of fun-loving and hard-living bounty hunters who chase warrants in outer space. 

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Once Upon a Time Is Bringing Frozen's Hans to Storybrooke

Hans

ABC's Once Upon a Time is going full-fledged Frozen. After adding Queen Elsa, Anna, and Kristoff to the upcoming fourth season of the fairy-tale drama, the show just couldn't help itself and is bringing on one more character.

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Anthony Hopkins, Evan Rachel Wood Join J.J. Abrams' Westworld for HBO

Anthony Hopkins

Anthony Hopkins and Evan Rachel Wood have signed on to star in J.J. Abrams' adaptation of Michael Crichton's 1973 movie Westworld for HBO, TVGuide.com has learned.

Written and directed by Crichton, the original film was... read more

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