On TV Tonight: Sunday August 30, 2015

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NET 8PM 8:30PM 9PM 9:30PM 10PM 10:30PM
ABC Bachelor in Paradise Save My Life: Boston Trauma
CBS Big Brother Madam Secretary (R) CSI: Cyber (R)
FOX The Simpsons (R) Brooklyn Nine-Nine (R) Family Guy (R) Last Man Standing (R) The Strain (FX)
HBO Show Me a Hero Tig Notaro: Boyish Girl Interrupted
NBC Sunday Night Football: Cardinals at Raiders
MISC MTV Video Music Awards (MTV, 2 hours)
Fear the Walking Dead (AMC)
SHO Ray Donovan Masters of Sex
SPIKE Bar Rescue Catch a Contractor
TNT The Last Ship Falling Skies

Liz Debuts New Look In THE BLACKLIST Season 3 Trailer

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THE BLACKLIST Season 3 is getting a makeover, or at least Elizabeth Keen is.

Picking up right after the events of the season 2 finale, Liz (Megan Boone) and Red (James Spader) are on the run and on the FBI’s Most Wanted list, hence Liz’s new ‘do, which garnered an almost sensual reaction from Red, which delighted me more than words can say. “What we hit on in the story is that by virtue of her [Liz] being on the run and having to change her look, she ends up realizing that she may look like her mother,” executive producer Jon Bokenkamp says.

Further complicating things is the fact that her old partner, Don Ressler (Diego Klattenhoff) is extremely determined to bring her to justice. Despite this, he’ll find himself on questionably moral ground when he later aids her. “Liz turn to a very unlikely place in her bid to escape, which enrages Ressler, who is very gung-ho about catching his former partner and will go to great lengths to do so, even if it means putting others in danger,” reports Entertainment Weekly.

Also on the hunt for Liz is new villain Mr. Solomon (Edi Gathegi), who’ll be acting on behalf of the Cabal. He’ll make his first appearance in the premiere and go on to be a recurring character throughout the season. He’s been described as a “monster in gentleman’s clothing,” because underneath his quiet and unassuming facade lies a very violent nature. You can view the season 3 trailer here.

THE BLACKLIST premieres Oct. 1st at 9PM on NBC.

CBS’ LIMITLESS Reunites DEXTER Co-Stars Jennifer Carpenter And Desmond Harrington

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Jennifer Carpenter and her former Dexter co-star Desmond Harrington will be reunited on her new CBS drama LIMITLESS – and they’ll be wading in very familiar waters.

A continuation of the 2011 film starring Bradley Cooper, the series follows a man named Brian Finch (Jake McDorman), who discovers the brain-boosting power of the drug NZT and is coerced by the FBI into using his abilities to solve complex cases for them alongside Special Agent Rebecca Harris (Carpenter). Harrington will play Casey Rooks, a Special Agent with FBI SWAT who has a background in martial arts, combat sports, and meditation.

While he’s assigned to give Brian basic training, he will keep a close eye on him in order to uncover his secret. But Casey has a secret of his own: his ongoing affair with Brian’s boss, Agent Harris. Harrington, who also played Carpenter’s love interest Det. Quinn on Dexter, will appear in one episode, with the potential to recur.

LIMITLESS premieres Sept. 22 on CBS.

On TV Tonight: Friday August 28, 2015

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NET 8PM 8:30PM 9PM 9:30PM 10PM 10:30PM
ABC Shark Tank (R) What Would You Do? 20/20
CBS NFL Preseason Foodball: Lions at Jaguars
CW Masters of Illusion Whose Line is it… (R) Penn & Teller: Fool Us (R)
FOX MasterChef (R) Gotham (R)
NBC America’s Got Talent (R) Dateline NBC
Misc Narcos (Netflix) Dog with a Blog (Disney) Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO)
Strike Back (Cinemax)
Hit Record on TV (Pivot)
Syfy Defiance Killjoys Dark Matter

AMERICAN HORROR STORY Could Get Two Seasons In 2016!

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AMERICAN HORROR STORY creator Ryan Murphy and his team of writers are considering doing two seasons of the series moving forward, Entertainment Weekly has learned. “Next year we might do a fall American Horror Story and a spring,” says Murphy. “We have to decide.”

He adds:

“We’re doing something that we’ve never done before on the show where we’re doing two different groups of writers rooms. Some of our writers will be bouncing around but a whole different group coming in late August. The next thing we’re crafting up is very, very different than this. Not smaller. But just not opulent. More rogue and more dark.”

Murphy also encourages fans not to lose hope about fan favorite Jessica Lange returning to American Horror Story because she’ll return one day. “I’ve been talking to her. It’s always possible. She’ll be back — she’s not gone forever. She wants to come back; we just have to come up with something.”

New plot details about AMERICAN HORROR STORY: HOTEL reveal that Lady Gaga’s character, The Countess, and her lover Donovan (Matt Bomer) are afflicted with an “ancient blood virus” which causes them to drink blood, although Murphy does not like to use the term “vampire.” Finn Wittrock’s character, who’s also a lover of The Countess, will be “newly turned.”

A blood virus won’t be the freakiest thing this season, however. Wes Bentley’s character, John, is playing a detective who moves into the hotel while investigating the Ten Commandments Killer, a murderer, “who arranges victims according to the biblical dictates.” Plus, there’s an even scarier villain named The Addiction Demon, the faceless man shown in one of the teasers. Murphy notes he’ll be “a creature in the same vein of Rubberman or Bloodyface” who will wield a “conical drillbit dildo.”

Afternoon Static: THE DAILY SHOW, DIFFICULT PEOPLE, GALAXY QUEST & More!

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• Smart Hire: ‘The Daily Show’ Gets Ready to Go Viral
• Analysis: Trump’s press
• Good Question: Why the Hell Isn’t ‘The O.C.’ Streaming?
• Scoop: There could be TWO seasons of American Horror Story in 2016
• Please Come to Canada: Galaxy Quest TV series landing at Amazon
• I Feel Very Old: Vine star Hayes Grier, 15, joins Dancing with the Stars
• Please Come to Canada II: Difficult People Renewed for Season 2
• Fresh Off the Boat: Shaquille O’Neal to Hold Court in Season 2
• Friends Video: Lisa Kudrow Revives Phoebe’s ‘Smelly Cat’ (With a Little Help From Taylor Swift)
• Tragedy: Virginia’s WDBJ Airs Moment of Silence for Slain Reporter, Cameraman
• Casting Coup: Maria Bello, Lost Actress Join Amazon Legal Drama From David E. Kelley
• Iannucci: Production sector must speak up for BBC
• Awful: Vester Flanagan’s video and the inevitable live-streamed massacre
• Showtime’s David Nevins: Shows Must Reflect U.S. Diversity
• Funny Business: 24′s Mary Lynn Rajskub to guest on Brooklyn Nine-Nine
• Colbert Grabs Cover of Time Magazine: Letterman told new host how to run the freight elevator
• Trailer Park: HOMELAND Season 5

On TV Tonight: Thursday August 27, 2015

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NET 8PM 8:30PM 9PM 9:30PM 10PM 10:30PM
ABC Beyond the Tank Mistresses Rookie Blue
CBS The Big Bang Theory (R) Mom (R) Big Brother Under the Dome
CW Beauty and the Beast Arrow (R)
FOX Boom! Bones (R) Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll/Married (FX)
NBC Food Fighters Dateline NBC
MISC Project Runway (Lifetime)
The Seventies (CNN)
Rectify (Sundance)
Review (Comedy)
Documentary Now! (IFC)
Dominion (Syfy)
NBC Complications (USA) Graceland (USA)

SONS OF ANARCHY Spin-Off Being Developed At FX

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After years of hinting that SONS OF ANARCHY might get a spin-off, Entertainment Weekly has learned that series creator Kurt Sutter is now developing a new show centered around the Northern California motorcycle club scene. Details are lacking other than the show’s storyline: The project will focus on the Mayans – the Oakland-based Hispanic gang led by Marcus Alvarez, who had a precarious relationship with SAMCRO during their seven seasons.

Sutter had teased the idea of doing a Sons prequel as recently as last month at San Diego Comic Con, possibly as a mini-series. FX has not officially confirmed whether or not the series will be a prequel or not. Sutter will executive produce the as-yet-untitled series, and is currently seeking a showrunner to handle the Mayans’ day-to-day management. For now however, he will remain focused on his upcoming medieval drama, THE BASTARD EXECUTIONER, which premieres Sept. 15 and stars Stephen Moyer, Katey Sagal, Lee Jones, and Ed Sheeran.

Afternoon Static: THE FLASH, SURVIVOR, OUTLANDER & More!

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• ‘Survivor: Cambodia — Second Chance’ Cast Photos Revealed!
• Teen Wolf boss answers season 5 finale burning questions, talks potential Derek return
• Behind-the-Scenes: Showrunner Greg Malins departs The Grinder
• Outlander Is Finally Casting Brianna — and Why the Timing Is Verra Interesting
• Post-mortem: Devious Maids EP Talks Possible Finale Deaths, [Spoiler]‘s Big Return & More
• Look Closer: The ‘Fear The Walking Dead’ Pilot May Have Offered A Clue To The Origin Of The Zombie Virus
• Pilot Watch: Shondaland’s Next Project Will Be a Comedy About Divorce
• Hottie Alert: ABC announces its new ‘Bachelor’
• Nice Work if You Can Get it: Bell Media’s Top Programmer Phil King Exits
• Alias Alum Alert: Mia Maestro Joins ‘Scandal’ As Recurring
• Social: Here’s Why Shonda Rhimes’ ‘Scandal’ and Zombies Rule Twitter
• Smart: Netflix to Add Films and TV Series for Teenagers
• Second Chance: Katherine Heigl Cast in CBS Legal Drama ‘Doubt’ for Pilot Reshoot
• Who Knew? David Boreanaz Returns to Bones Following Health Scare
• Watch: Fox Release 22-Minute ‘Empire’ Featurette Prepping You for Season 2
• Super News: The Flash Casts Newcomer as Heroine Speedster Jesse Quick