HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER Complete Series DVD Set to Be Released on September 23rd; Includes Series Finale Alternate Ending

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20th Century Fox Home Entertainment has just announced the complete series DVD set for How I Met Your Mother, officially titled “How I Met Your Mother: The Whole Story”, will hit shelves on September 23rd.  As previously reported, the DVD set does come with an alternate ending to the polarizing series finale, a behind-the-scenes look at the episode, and a bevy of fascinating extras covering the entirety of sitcom’s run.  Chiefly, the box set includes a complete series retrospective documentary called “All Out of Spoilers”, as well as a feature on the casting of the Mother, a look at how the kid sequence from the finale was filmed all the way back in 2006, the full live table read from the series finale, and a featurette that finally reveals “The Mystery of the Pineapple”.

Whatever your thoughts on the finale, this box set looks to be a great buy for any fan of the show.  Hit the jump to take a closer look at the set and for a full list of features and click here to pre-order the set on Amazon.

Fox Networks Group Chairman Peter Rice Talks More 24, Canceling HIEROGLYPH, Shortening GLEE’s Final Season Order, Tina Fey’s CABOT COLLEGE, and More

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While at the Fox portion of the TCA Press Tour, Fox Networks Group Chairman and CEO Peter Rice took some time to talk about new and returning programming.  During the interview, he spoke about the chances of 24 returning for another season, whether the upcoming Season 10 could be the last season for Bones, why they decided to go ahead with Mulaney, even though it wasn’t ready, the status of Tina Fey’s Cabot College, why they were drawn to Red Band Society, what happened with Hieroglyph, and why they chose to cut the episode number for Glee.  Check out what he had to say after the jump.

Anthony Hopkins and Evan Rachel Wood to Lead WESTWORLD for HBO

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TV’s the place to be!  That’s what award-winning movie actors are starting to learn thanks to the critical and financial success of shows like HBO’s Game of Thrones and True Detective.  The cable network’s latest series adaptation tackles Westworld, writer-director Michael Crichton’s 1973 sci-fi movie that starred Yul Brynner as a malfunctioning Wild West robot at a futuristic adult amusement park.  While HBO could certainly have gone bonkers with a premise like that, their first casting announcements come with some gravitas.  Oscar-winner Anthony Hopkins and Golden Globe-nominated Evan Rachel Wood have been locked in as series leads.  Hit the jump for more.

MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. Recruits Lucy Lawless; AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. and AGENT CARTER Crossover Comic-Con Poster Revealed

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Marvel’s
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had a tough time at first.  It didn’t get the best critical reception and saw its ratings slip as the season progressed.  Having lost interest after the fourth episode, clearly I can’t comment, but our own Evan Valentine pointed out that things did improve after a certain big twist.  Perhaps I’ll have to take his word for it because not only did Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. score a second season, but it also just added Xena star Lucy Lawless to the cast.

Since playing Xena, Lawless has been all over the place on the TV side of the business having appeared on Battlestar Galactica, Spartacus, Parks and Recreation and more.  Hit the jump for more on Lawless’ casting as well as the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Marvel’s Agent Carter San Diego Comic-Con crossover poster.  Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. returns on Tuesday, September 23rd at 9/8c and Agent Carter will premiere in January 2015.

New THE WALKING DEAD Season 5 Images and Character Poster Released

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The Walking Dead will be part of the Hall H madness at San Diego Comic-Con on Friday, July 25th where it will unveil an official sneak preview of season 5, but until then, how about some images from the new season?  EW’s got three of them, one of which features Rick (Andrew Lincoln) looking all serious, another of Carol (Melissa McBride) holding a peaceful baby Judith and finally, a shot of poor Daryl (Norman Reedus) looking anything but peaceful.

Hit the jump to check out all of those Walking Dead season 5 images as well as a character banner featuring the whole gang including Lincoln as Rick, Chandler Riggs as Carl, Danai Gurira as Michonne, Reedus as Daryl, Steven Yeun as Glenn, Lauren Cohan as Maggie and Michael Cudlitz as Sgt. Abraham Ford.

DAREDEVIL Netflix Show Will Have a Gritty, 1970s New York Feel; Peter Shinkoda Added to the Cast as an Original Character

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Despite Drew Goddard choosing to step down as showrunner and just serve as a consultant and executive producer back in May, prep work on Marvel’s Daredevil Netflix show hasn’t slowed down at all.  The show continued barreling towards its summer 2014 start, picking up Charlie Cox for the role of Matt Murdock, Vincent D’Onofrio as The Kingpin, Rosario Dawson as an unknown “absolutely critical” character, Deborah Ann Woll as our hero’s love interest, Karen Page, Elden Henson as Murdock’s best friend, Foggy Nelson, and, most recently, Falling Skies‘ Peter Shinkoda as an original character named Hachiro.

On top of that, we’ve got more world and tone details coming in.  We know the plan is for the show to take place on street level and explore the noir side of the Marvel Universe in modern day Hell’s Kitchen, but according to executive producer and new showrunner Steven S. DeKnight, it’ll be a gritty, ‘70s-style New York.  Hit the jump for more.

STAR WARS REBELS Extended Trailer; Exclusive Preview Screening Planned for Comic-Con

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The team behind Star Wars Rebels is giving up just a little more material before their panel and that preview screening at San Diego Comic-Con.  In addition to the footage we got in that full trailer back in May, this extended version adds a message from Obi-Wan Kenobi revealing that the Jedi Order and the Republic have fallen.  However, that’s when a 14-year-old con artist named Ezra (voiced by Taylor Gray) gets to step up.  Not only does he have a flair for stealing from the Empire, but he’s also got the ability to tap into the Force without even knowing it. Check out what happens when Ezra teams up with Kanan (Freddie Prinze Jr.) and the rest of the crew aboard The Ghost in the Star Wars Rebels extended trailer after the jump.  The show premieres on Disney XD in the fall and also features the voices of Vanessa Marshall, David Oyelowo and Steven Jay Blum.

Exclusive Debut of New BOJACK HORSEMAN Poster from Netflix’s Latest Original Animated Series

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We are pleased to bring you the exclusive debut of some new key art for Netflix’s upcoming original serialized animated series, BoJack Horseman.  We shared the trailer with you a few weeks back, and unfortunately it’ll still be a few more weeks before the new series appears on Netflix.  In the meantime, we can share this new image with you from the animated comedy that features Will Arnett voicing the title character, a legendary 90s sitcom star who is attempting to mount his career comeback.  Amy SedarisAlison BrieAaron PaulPaul F. Tompkins, and more special guests lend their vocal talents to the show’s supporting characters.

Season one of BoJack Horseman premieres with twelve episodes only on Netflix on Friday, August 22nd at 12:01 AM PT.  Hit the jump for our exclusive Bojack Horseman poster debut, and more on the show’s characters.

FX Passes on Charlie Kaufman’s Pilot HOW AND WHY

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The prospect of seeing an original TV series from the mind of Charlie Kaufman was almost too good to be true.  Alas, after producing a pilot for a comedy called How and Why, FX has decided to pass on the Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and Adaptation. scribe’s potential series, per Deadline.  The show was to star John Hawkes as a man who can explain how and why a nuclear reactor works, but is clueless about life.  The promising cast also included Michael Cera, Sally Hawkins, and Catherine Keener, but apparently it wasn’t up to snuff for the network.  Hit the jump for more.

FXX to Air All 25 Seasons of THE SIMPSONS in Chronological Order for Longest Marathon in TV History

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The Simpsons fans rejoiced when news broke that FX’s new specialty (ie. comedy-centric) channel FXX nabbed the syndication rights to all episodes of the legendary animated series, and now there’s reason to celebrate once again.  FXX announced today that it will kick off its syndication of The Simpsons by showing all 25 seasons (that’s 552 episodes) in chronological order, plus The Simpsons Movie (airing after episode 400), starting on August 21st.  The episodes will run 24 hours a day until the series is up to date on September 1st, making it the longest-running marathon in TV history.  Starting September 2nd, Simpsons episodes will be in heavy, regular rotation on FXX.

Hit the jump for more, including how you can access every full-length The Simpsons episode on demand.

FARGO and LOUIE Renewed by FX; FARGO Season 2 Will Have New Cast, Setting, and Characters

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FX has announced renewals for a couple of its most popular shows, both of which nabbed plenty of Emmy nominations this year.  Louis C.K.’s increasingly bizarre but nonetheless poignant Louie has been given the go-ahead for season 5, while Fargo season 2 is officially a reality.  Louie will return next spring, though the order is only for seven episodes as opposed to this year’s 14.  FX took on a unique airing format with season 4, though, as each week saw the premiere of two Louie episodes back-to-back.  I’m not sure if the abbreviated season 5 means they’ll continue with that format, or just play one episode a week for seven consecutive weeks.  It’s not necessarily a shock that the order has been shortened since Louie’s ratings hit new lows this year, but it’s encouraging to hear that the show will indeed be back.  There’s truly nothing else like it.

Additionally, the buzzy anthology series Fargo is returning for a second season next year.  Though most were rightfully skeptical of a TV series adaptation of the Coen brothers masterpiece, many found writer/showrunner Noah Hawley’s show to be an inspired take on the material.  So how will Fargo move forward given how the first season wrapped up?  Details after the jump.

THE LEFTOVERS Recap: “B.J and the A.C.”

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After an interesting diversion last week with Matt’s linear and focused story, The Leftovers returned to its scattered, dour ways in “The B.J. and the A.C.”  Christmas is a difficult time of year for many, often bringing up complicated emotions related to family, faith and brokenness.  It’s a time that is prescribed to be merry, leaving those who aren’t all the more alienated.  Of course, in the world of The Leftovers, there’s not even a pretense of merriment, and no one could possibly be more alienated, so the show’s Christmas-focused episode was naturally a cold one.  Hit the jump if you want something to drink — water?  Coffee?  Drano?

TRUE BLOOD Recap: “Lost Cause”

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“Lost Cause” finally gave True Blood fans what we’ve been wanting for years from this show, but most particularly, were hoping to get from this season.  After the promise of a return to the calmer side of things, True Blood did almost anything but that in its first few episodes back.  And even in those few moments when it did slow down, it went all wrong: extended time spent with characters we didn’t know was dull, while favorites were killed off unceremoniously and without much comment.  “Lost Cause” did a lot to right that, making it one of the best episodes the show has had in a very long time.

THE STRAIN Recap: “The Box”

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In its second episode, The Strain focused more on the idea of transformation, including its own (potentially).  “The Box” spent more time on the vampire side of things, and also set the stage for the upcoming season in terms of focus.  It also allowed for a little more discovery into this vampiric contagion, and the many forms it takes.  Hit the jump for why “a good story always trumps the truth.”

MASTERS OF SEX Recap: “Kyrie Eleison”

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After an emotional premiere, Masters of Sex slowed things way down in “Kyrie Eleison” (meaning “Lord Have Mercy”).  But, it maintained its focus on place (as in, position).  Each of its characters is adrift, longing for something they have lost or cannot achieve.  “Kyrie Eleison” also separated Bill and Ginny again, but as with all things Masters, the study must go on, and their connection to it drives them back together.  It also is the only place the two feel at home.  Hit the jump for more.

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