NBC has busted out its weapon of choice.
The network announced that it has cast Oscar winner Christopher Walken as Captain Hook in its live musical production of Peter Pan, which will air Dec. 4. "Funny, right?" NBC Chairman Bob Greenblatt said at the Television Critics Association fall previews on Sunday. "He's one of the most unique actors... but he's just really a song and dance man at heart... It'll be the first tap-dancing Captain Hook you've ever seen."
Stuffed from eating too much barbecue? Sunburned from laying out at the beach? Then head inside this Fourth of July weekend to log in some serious time watching your favorite TV shows. Trust us, you'll have plenty of choices. Check out your options:
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The only bad thing about the long holiday weekend was no new Game of Thrones! What's up with Sansa now that Littlefinger killed her aunt? — Georgia
Because she's the only witness to what happened to the Lady Regent of the Vale, the eldest Stark daughter is suddenly thrust into a position of power. As this preview implies, Sansa holds Littlefinger's fate in her hands. But will she actually testify against the man who helped her escape King's Landing? Let's just say that her choice will show exactly how far she's come in playing the game.
How is Rizzoli & Isles writing out Lee Thompson Young? — Kit
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Do you have what it takes to become an American Ninja Warrior?
On the Season 6 premiere, the NBC competition show will task contestants with a set of obstacle courses that include a salmon ladder, Cannonball Alley and other extremely tough challenges. Whoever makes it past the first two stages heads to Las Vegas to take on the impossible: Mt. Midoriyama, named after the Japanese version's filming location.
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Each year, hundreds of athletic and agile competitors descend upon Venice Beach, Calif., in a bid to become the very first American Ninja Warrior, which returns Monday (9/8c, NBC). But what, exactly, does it take to become a Ninja? I decided to take up the challenge — or fail trying!