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Q&A: Amazon Studios Chief On How His Pilot Face-Off Will Work

Roy Price

Amazon is throwing the lid off TV's pilot process. As it looks to join rival Netflix in the original series game, the online retailer has just posted pilot episodes of six sitcoms, two animated comedies and six children's cartoons. Amazon will then gauge audience reaction before making series orders.

Pilots are usually screened in network boardrooms and closed-door focus groups. But in an extensive interview with TV Guide Magazine, Amazon Studios director Roy Price says he wanted to make the service's selection process transparent for U.S., U.K. and (soon) Germany audiences... read more

Exclusive: Disney Channel Brings Back Game Show Win, Lose or Draw

Justin Willman

Disney Channel is dusting off Win, Lose or Draw, the late 1980s game show that was co-created by Burt Reynolds. The new version will be kid and family-friendly and employ modern technology.

Justin Willman (Cupcake Wars) will host the revival, in which... read more

Hoping to Duplicate Success, Networks Turn to More Spinoffs

Kim Raver and Chris O'Donnell

It's one of the oldest adages in Hollywood: If at first you do succeed, try and try again... to replicate that hit. Just as the movie business remains entrenched in sequel mania (Scary Movie 5, anyone?), almost every broadcast network has a spinoff of a popular series in the works for next season.

ABC is looking to expand its Once Upon A Time universe with the Alice-centric Once: Wonderland. The CW is building The Originals around The Vampire Diaries baddie Klaus (Joseph Morgan). NBC will explore Chicago law enforcement in producer Dick Wolf's untitled Chicago Fire offshoot. read more

First Look: George Takei Guest Stars on The Hub's Transformers Prime

All decks, alert: George TakeiStar Trek's Mr. Sulu — is going somewhere he's never gone before.... read more

Exclusive: Investigation Discovery Orders New Revenge Series Karma's A B*tch!

Steve Schirripa

Steve Schirripa knows a thing or two about extracting an eye for an eye, having played Bobby Baccalieri on The Sopranos. Now he's the host of Karma's a B*tch! — a new series for Investigation Discovery that looks at tales of revenge.

Karma's a B*tch! will chronicle real stories of scorned spouses and upset exes who devised plots in order to get back at someone who did them wrong. The show premieres Thursday, May 2, at 10/9c. The network will air an initial order of six episodes.

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Rewriting History: What's Next As Hits The Bible, Vikings Change The Cable Network's Course

The Bible

The Bible and Vikings made History last month in more ways than one. Both the religious miniseries and the period drama helped the channel ascend to the No. 1 spot among cable networks during March. That means less than a year after Hatfields & McCoys launched History into the scripted world, the channel is now three-for-three with original dramas.

History has come a long way from the days when it was mostly known for running... read more

Exclusive: As America's Most Wanted Ends, John Walsh Mulls His Future. Could CNN Be Calling?

John Walsh

America's Most Wanted may be coming to a close, but John Walsh isn't getting out of the crime-fighting business. In his first interview since TV Guide Magazine broke the news that Lifetime had canceled AMW, Walsh says he's mulling several options for his next move in TV. read more

As Breaking Bad Comes to an End, Producers Mull a Saul Goodman Spinoff

Bob Odenkirk

Love Breaking Bad and wondering what to do when the show wraps up this summer? Better Call Saul.

Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan has publicly hinted that he'd like the show's universe to continue in some form, most likely via a spinoff starring Bob Odenkirk as sly, ethically-challenged attorney Saul Goodman. Now that production has wrapped on the series' final eight episodes, attention will now turn to what's next — and perhaps getting a deal done for the new show.

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Mad Men's Creator on Season 6's Big Premiere

Mad Men

Don Draper (Jon Hamm) is up to his old tricks, Peggy Olson (Elisabeth Moss) is channeling her ex-boss at her new job, Roger Sterling (John Slattery) is a bit more introspective and a tumultuous new year is about to unfold. As Mad Men's sixth season (which premiered Sunday on AMC) opens, a lot has changed for the folks in and around Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce — and a lot hasn't. TV Guide Magazine caught up with series creator Matthew Weiner to dissect a few things from the season opener.

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First Look: Phineas and Ferb Gets "Freaky" with Jamie Pressly

Phineas and Ferb

Disney Channel's "Freaky Freakend" programming stunt kicks off Friday night with body swapping-themed episodes of hit series A.N.T. Farm, Jessie, Gravity Falls and Phineas and Ferb. Episodes of Dog with a Blog, Austin & Ally and Shake It Up continue the fun on Sunday.

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