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Game of Thrones Casts Red Viper's Brother, Recasts Joffrey's Sister

Alexander Siddig, Nell Tiger Free

With the sunny kingdom of Dorne factoring heavily into Game of Thrones' fifth season, it should come as no surprise that the show is filling out that world. 

That being said, the HBO drama made a splash at Comic-Con on Friday, announcing the casting of eight new characters for Season 5, including Prince Doran Martell and the Sand Snakes — the hot-blooded and vengeful bastard daughters of Oberyn Martell... read more

Psychics! A Forensics Convention! Bones Scoop for Season 10 and 200th Episode

David Boreanaz and Emily Deschanel

Bones stars Emily Deschanel and David Boreanaz, along with executive producer Stephen Nathan, hit Comic-Con on Friday to debut some exclusive footage and tease their 10th season. The sneak peek showed Booth in the slammer and getting into trouble.

What else can we expect? Here are the highlights:
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The Walking Dead Announces Season 5 Premiere, Releases New Trailer

Andrew Lincoln and Jeff Kober

AMC has set the fifth season premiere date for The Walking Dead.

Robert Kirkman's zombie drama will return for it is fifth season on Sunday, Oct. 12 at 9/8c, it was announced at Comic-Con on Friday.  

The fifth season will pick up with the group still at Terminus, though the producers still would not confirm that the Termites are the ruthless cannibals of the comics. But it won't be long before we find out! "We're going to see the story of Terminus," Kirkman told the crowd. "We're going to see how it happened."

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However, the new trailer for Season 5 seemed to hint towards them being cannibals, with our group of heroes being lined up for the slaughter before Bob (Lawrence Gilliard Jr.) convinces Gareth (Andrew J. West) that they need to go to Washington, D.C. so Eugene (Josh McDermitt) can provide the right people with the cure. On the plus side, Beth (Emily Kinney) was not on that BBQ! Sadly, she seems to be in a juvenile correction center with a very violent corrections officer.

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AMC Orders Afghanistan-Set Pilot from Low Winter Sun Writer

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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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