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On the Set: Justified Rides Toward Its Last Roundup

Timothy Olyphant

The sun is quickly setting on Justified.

As the contemporary Western's cast and crew shoot a scene for the show's penultimate season, the light is going, even though it's only 4:15pm. But in the mountains of California's Angeles National Forest — which are standing in for the deep, dark hills of Kentucky, the show's setting — the sun rises late and sets early.

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Starz Orders Basketball Comedy From LeBron James

Lebron James

LeBron James' empire is expanding into TV.

Starz has picked up a scripted comedy, titled Survivor's Remorse, executive-produced by James, Tom Werner (That '70s Show, Roseanne), Maverick Carter and Paul Wachter. Glee vet Mike O'Malley, who has also written for Shameless, will serve as... read more

Justified: 6 Things to Know About Season 5

Timothy Olyphant

Whether intentional or not, the first episode of Justified's fifth season feels truer than ever to the spirit of Elmore Leonard, the literary giant who died in August and whose short story "Fire in the Hole" inspired the FX drama.

"It's been sad," executive producer Graham Yost says of working on the show after Leonard's passing. "Our first response was sadness at the loss, immediately followed by gratitude that we got to know this guy and spend time with him. [He was] a writer who I long admired and read almost all his stuff. I got a chance to try to bring his world to life on TV, but better than that, just spend time with him on occasion. He was just a neat guy. There's the old song, 'Never Meet Your Heroes.' That doesn't apply in the case of Elmore."

Justified
 postmortem: Graham Yost answers our  burning questions


The premiere (Tuesday at 10/9c, FX) will feature a special 90-second tribute to the late author, but the show itself, full of Leonard's trademark crackling dialogue, will continue to honor him until it ends... read more

Glee's Ryan Murphy on Finn Tribute: "It Was Incredibly Difficult to Work On"

Ryan Murphy

Glee's upcoming tribute to Finn Hudson, and the late Cory Monteith, is sure to be an emotional hour for viewers at home, and it was even tougher to make.

"It was incredibly difficult to work on," co-creator and executive producer Ryan Murphy told reporters Thursday at a screening for his FX drama American Horror Story: Coven. "It was very difficult to... read more

Report: Glee's Finn Tribute to Include Adele, Bruce Springsteen Covers

Cory Monteith

A week ahead of Glee's tribute to Finn Hudson, and the late Cory Monteith, the track list for the emotional hour has surfaced.

As reported by MJsBigBlog.com, "The Quarterback" episode will include covers of "I'll Stand By You," one of Finn's first big solos back in Season 1, and... read more

Mike O'Malley: From Glee's Dad of the Year to Welcome to the Family's Grandpa-to-Be

Welcome to the Family

To many, Mike O'Malley is best known for playing Kurt Hummel's extremely supportive and loving father, Burt, on Glee. But in his new sitcom, Welcome to the Family, O'Malley's character Dan Yoder isn't quite a doting dad.

"What's stitched on the pillow in many a living room: 'There are two things we should give our children: one is roots and the other is wings.' Dan would amend that to 'a swift kick out the... read more

The Thursday Playlist: Family Comedies and an Originals Spinoff

Samantha Isler, Sean Hayes

This fall you can really feel the Modern Family influence in the development of most networks' new comedy slates, and it's especially noticeable on NBC's Thursday lineup. With the exception of the long-running Parks and Recreation, which until the double expectancy whammy of Ann Perkins and Ron's Diane had been curiously child-free for a show supposedly set in America's heartland, NBC's new sitcoms are very much in the family way, for better or worse.

One actually bills itself as Welcome to the Family (8:31/7:31c), and if familiarity is a prerequisite for your viewing patterns, you'll feel right at home here. This innocuous domestic farce pivots on a culture clash between... read more

Desperate Housewives Reunion! Eva Longoria to Guest on NBC's Welcome to the Family

Ricardo Chavira and Eva Longoria

It's a Desperate Housewives reunion!

Eva Longoria has been tapped to guest-star on NBC's upcoming fall comedy Welcome to the Family, Deadline.com reports. Longoria will reunite with her longtime Desperate co-star Ricardo Chavira, who played her onscreen husband.

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Critic's Notebook: NBC at TCA

Linda Lavin, Sean Hayes, Megan Hilty

Pity the network that has to follow cable at the annual Television Critics Association summer press tour in Beverly Hills. Such was long-time underdog NBC's lot on Saturday, putting its happiest face on a mixed bag of new fall programming in front of an audience that just a day earlier had sat in rapt fascination as the cast and creator of AMC's Breaking Bad presented their farewell TCA panel — the first episode of its final run (airing Aug. 11) is as gripping as you could hope, by the way. The cable portion of TCA also included a spectacularly geek-tastic celebration of Doctor Who's upcoming 50th anniversary staged by BBC America (complete with TARDIS and Dalek, a roving Cyberman and a museum-quality display of costumes and props).

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Welcome to the Family Draws Inspiration from Famous Families

Welcome to the Family

NBC's new comedy Welcome to the Family may portray a white family often bumping heads with a Latino family, but the cast and creator Mike Sikowitz clarified that the sitcom is not a culture clash.

The series follows a white family (Mike O'Malley and Mary McCormack) and a Latino family (Ricardo Chavira and Justina Machado) who bond when their children (Ella Rae Peck and Joey Haro) fall in love and plan a family.

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