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<p>Whatever Drew Goddard ends up writing, it's going to be a whole lot of Not This.</p>

Whatever Drew Goddard ends up writing, it's going to be a whole lot of Not This.

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'Lost' and 'Buffy' vet Drew Goddard to write 'Daredevil' for Marvel and Netflix

The first of the 'Defenders' mini-series signs a huge fan to write

What do we call these Marvel mini-series events that have been announced?

They're not movies, of course, but they're not conventional TV projects, either. They're small and self-contained and also part of a larger plan that builds to a brand-new group for Marvel, the Defenders. Netflix is planning to release them, and I assume that means we'll get each of the programs in a batch so we can binge-watch if we want. It should make for a very different type of conversation than we're having week to week about "Marvel's Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D." I'm sure they want these to land in a very different way, and a big part of that is going to be what sort of talent they attach to each of the shows.

Sign #1 that they're doing it right: Drew Goddard will be writing "Daredevil," set to run for thirteen episodes. They're looking to do series of the same length starring Luke Cage, Iron Fist and Jessica Jones, and then they'll do a cross-over event with all four of them together. It sounds like all of the shows will be set in the same corner of the Marvel Universe, New York's Hell's Kitchen, and I like the idea of painting in some of the grittier details of what's happening in this world using these characters.

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MTV's EMAs has its biggest U.S. audience ever -- thanks to Miley Cyrus' (censored) joint-smoking


MTV's EMAs has its biggest U.S. audience ever -- thanks to Miley Cyrus' (censored) joint-smoking
MTV, however, won't acknowledge that word of mouth over Miley's stunt helped boost interest in this year's European Music Awards.


Michael Ian Black and Tom Papa will help co-host Nat Geo's "Duck Quacks Don't Echo"

The scientific experiment testing show will also be co-hosted by Seth Herzog.


"All My Children" is getting the axe, again

Several of its stars say the online soap is finished.


Kurt Sutter: A "Sons of Anarchy" prequel could be set in the '60s
"I've had discussions with the network about it, and I think they are open to it," he said Sunday at a Hurricane Sandy benefit. "I think there is something really interesting about the origins of the club. And to do a period piece set in the '60s, post-Vietnam could be kind of cool. I don't think we would dovetail and start right after the series ended, but it's something I'm potentially excited about it."


TNT announces the return dates of "Rizzoli & Isles" and "Perception"
Both will return on Feb. 25.


Jimmy Fallon: "We will take everything that works" to "The Tonight Show"

"We're not going to do anything that drastic," he says of his move to 11:35. "It's not reinventing the wheel. We've seen that doesn't work." He adds: "I'm not going to go out to change anything, but just gradually it just will change because I'm getting older and it is an hour earlier."


"Couples Therapy" confirms it's including a single Farrah Abraham, plus Jon Gosselin
Also appearing: Ghostface Killah and "Real Housewives" star Taylor Armstrong.


Check out "Breaking Bad's" Jonathan Banks on "Community"

Here's your first look at Banks as an intense criminology professor.


Netflix's "Daredevil" series will be written by "Lost" and "Buffy" vet Drew Goddard
Goddard also worked on "Angel" and "Alias," collaborating separately with Joss Whedon and J.J. Abrams.


Alec Baldwin's stalker trial features crying and heckling
Plus there were threats during this morning's courtroom appearance.


Stevie Nicks was initially reluctant to appear on "American Horror Story"
As Ryan Murphy explains, "she was very resistant because from the beginning of her career people who are in the Wiccan community had given her a hard time thinking she was a witch and she got a lot of scary fan letters. She didn't like the darkness of that, and I explained to her the part and she’s like, 'Aw f—, let's just do it. OK, I love it.'"


Masterchef Junior" champ: "It was a big shock"
Alexander Weiss says of watching himself on TV: "The first couple of episodes, it was very awkward. I never pictured myself being on TV. It was strange. It was also really interesting. I got to step back and look at myself cook and see what I look like in action. It was kind of entertaining."

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<p>Rachel McAdams</p>

Rachel McAdams

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'Rom-com' a dirty word? Rachel McAdams keeps 'About Time' out of it

Watch our interview with the actress: Is more time travel in her future with 'Passenger?'

It seems odd to have to declare a spoiler alert for a romantic comedy, but here's an **"About Time" spoiler alert:***

The couple, Mary and Tim stays together throughout.

I know, I know, shocking, right? That's how co-lead Rachel McAdams feels about the film, which hit theaters over the weekend. Promoting the film, the actress discussed whether "rom-com" or romantic comedies are a dirty word -- which can partially be attributed to some predictable elements that otherwise split up or threaten romantic leads.

McAdams said she loved Richard Curtis' script because of the "surprises," that the "love story doesn't fall apart. That's not where the drama is," she said. "We get to watch this couple stay together."

Her co-star Domhnall Gleeson shares in the many intimate scenes, and not just the sexual ones: "About Time" follows almost a whole adult life, including births and deaths and illness. McAdams said that, too, is Curtis' gift, "He's the best at not glossing over the really heartfelt stuff, and undercutting it with humor too.

Check out the rest of our interview above, on fun costumes and filming intimacy in front of dozens of people.

Also watch my chat with Curtis, on "About Time" being his last film and on the flick's musical moments.

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<p>&quot;The Assassination of Jesse&nbsp;James by the Coward Robert Ford&quot;</p>

"The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford"

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Win a poster and a pair of tickets to the 'Jesse James' revival screening in New York!

New York-area readers, we have something for you...

By now we imagine you're well aware of the upcoming revival screening of "The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford" set for the Museum of the Moving Image in New York. The event sold out in 24 hours but we have an opportunity for New York-area readers to win a pair of tickets to the screening and Q&A as well as an official one-sheet for the film.

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<p>Bruce Dern (left) and Leonard Maltin at the TCL Chinese Theater</p>

Bruce Dern (left) and Leonard Maltin at the TCL Chinese Theater

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Quentin Tarantino and AFI Fest pay tribute to 'Nebraska' star Bruce Dern

From 'Dernsies' to Oscar contender, the actor's journey has been long

HOLLYWOOD — The "Nebraska" tour made a stop at AFI Fest last night as Alexander Payne's film enjoyed its Los Angeles premiere ahead of opening in limited release this Friday. Tethered to the event was a tribute to acting legend Bruce Dern, who finds himself in the hunt for his first-ever Best Actor Oscar nomination after winning a prize at the Cannes International Film Festival in May.

Quentin Tarantino introduced the opening clip package with the gusto you would expect of the filmmaker, who directed Dern briefly in last year's "Django Unchained." He commented on Dern's work ethic, mostly, noting that "when you look at Bruce Dern's filmography, that's a filmography that exemplifies hard work. He worked with the best directors in the business, and he worked with the worst."

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Dana Delany: 'Body of Proof' isn't being resurrected


Dana Delany: "Body of Proof" isn't being resurrected
Three weeks after a report that ABC was interested in reviving the canceled crime drama, Delany has announced on Twitter that "Body of Proof" will not be coming back. "May she rest in peace," she adds. "Time for new adventures."

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'Survivor' stars who competed in Philippines are helping raise money for Typhoon Haiyan relief


"Survivor" stars who competed in Philippines are helping raise money for Typhoon Haiyan relief
Jeff Probst and former players, including Lisa Whelchel and John Cochran, will pitch in to raise money on several CBS affiliates.


TV Guide Network's new shows include a New Kids on the Block cruise
"Rock the Boat" will let fans cruise with their favorite bands, starting with NKOTB. TV Guide Network will also air a show on Hollywood Blvd's "Tour Wars," plus a "Celebrity Celebrity" game show from "Scandal's" Joshua Malina.


"Person of Interest" adds Camryn Manheim and Saul Rubinek

They'll appear in a multi-episode arc early next year.


Disney is shutting down SOAPnet

The 14-year-old soap opera cable channel will be replaced by Disney Junior.


"The Blacklist" No.1 on Monday

James Spader's freshman drama dominated the 10 pm hour, including ABC's "Castle."


Jon Cryer: I don't wear a hairpiece, but my hair is painted on

Watch him come clean to Conan about his "roll-on hair."


Farrah Abraham is poised to join "Couples Therapy" -- even though she's single
The "Teen Mom" reportedly is getting on the VH1 reality show after she was turned down last season.


Jimmy Fallon and Billy Crystal spoof "Duck Dynasty"
With "Schmuck Dynasty."


"Breaking Bad's" RJ Mitte is hoping to start a band

Mitte has been learning piano and guitar in hopes of launcing a music career. I have a bit of an issue as I only have one good hand and one good ear, but I'm slowly getting over it one day at a time," he says. "We'll see what happens." PLUS: Mitte is in a wheelchair for "Switched at Birth."

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<p>We spent the morning at Sea World with Ron Burgundy and his beloved scotchy scotch scotch.</p>

We spent the morning at Sea World with Ron Burgundy and his beloved scotchy scotch scotch.

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On-set with Ron Burgundy, dolphins, and Adam McKay's weird brain for 'Anchorman 2'

We spend the morning with the star and director of this year's biggest comedy

One of the great partnerships of modern film comedy is between Adam McKay and Will Ferrell, and getting a chance to watch the two of them as they work is a treat, no matter how many other comedy sets I've been on over the years.

Ferrell and McKay shouldn't even technically count as two people, since they appear to share one brain. One very strange and hilarious brain, I might add. There's an amazing chemistry that happens between them, and while I've had a few opportunities to observe it in progress, it's one of those things that you always say yes to if an invitation is extended.

In this case, I was asked to attend one of the final days of production on "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues" in San Diego, where they were using Sea World for a scene that comes near the start of the film. In particular, they were using several of the dolphins, since Ron Burgundy's rock bottom turns out to be a gig announcing for the dolphin show at the park.

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Stevie Nicks

 Stevie Nicks

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Stevie Nicks to appear on 'American Horror Story: Coven'

The rumor has finally been confirmed by Ryan Murphy

It may be stunt casting, but it's certainly been set up from the beginning of "American Horror Story: Coven." Misty Day (Lily Rabe), a Cajun witch with the gift of regeneration, loves Stevie Nicks. She looks like Stevie Nicks, she dances like Stevie Nicks, and she listens obsessively to Stevie Nicks. So, why not get Stevie Nicks on the show?

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Stevie Nicks is coming to "American Horror Story"


Stevie Nicks is coming to "American Horror Story"

She'll play herself in a "Coven" season that has featured her music.


A&E orders "Wahlburgers" reality show from Mark and Donnie Wahlberg
The reality show will take viewers behind the scenes of the Wahlberg family burger restaurant.


Fox orders an "Everest" event series
Hikers will attempt to conquer Mount Everest in this 10-episode event series that could be renewed for more seasons.


Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Kimmel last night told the same monlogue joke
Both Kimmel and Fallon told the exact joke about Miley Cyrus and her EMAs joint-smoking.


"Crazy" voting system blamed for Elizabeth Berkley's shocking "Dancing" ouster
"I think it's the new system that the votes from last week count for this week and it makes it more unpredictable and it's crazy," says Derek Hough.


Sam Waterston appears on "Colbert" as "Poncho Denews "

Watch "The Newsroom" star make fun of "60 Minutes."


CNN names a new host for "Reliable Sources"
The Sunday media show will be hosted by the NY Times' Brian Stetler, who replaces Howard Kurtz, who now hosts a media show on Fox News.


Louis CK's reading of The Gettysburg Address pales in comparison to Stephen Colbert
Louis CK also participated in Ken Burns' Gettysburg project.


David Morrissey: "I really hope to make it to season 5 of 'The Walking Dead'"

The actor talks about the "Line of Sight" pilot for AMC and his future as The Governor on "The Walking Dead."

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<p>Monday's &quot;The Blacklist&quot;</p>

Monday's "The Blacklist"

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TV Ratings: 'Blacklist' outdraws 'Castle' as ABC and NBC split Monday

'The Voice' rises slightly, 'Dancing' falls
Fast National ratings for Monday, November 11, 2013.
 
After a couple weeks behind "Castle" in total viewers, "The Blacklist" recaptured its 10 p.m. crown overall, posting week-to-week gains. Ultimately, that shift made very little difference as even a weak "Dancing with the Stars" helped ABC stay atop the Monday ratings overall and "The Voice" helped NBC to its normal commanding Monday win.
 
It was a mixed Monday for CBS' comedies, with "2 Broke Girls" rising, but "Mike & Molly," "Mom" and "How I Met Your Mother" all dipping.
 
In their last week paired together before next Monday's "Almost Human" premiere, FOX's "Bones" and "Sleepy Hollow" were steady.
 
And, finally, The CW's "Hart of Dixie" and "Beauty and the Beast" added a chunk of viewers, but were unchanged in the key demo.
 
All numbers are, of course, subject to change, since some NFL preemptions are probably messing with the figures. [The CW had the Monday game in Miami. I'm not sure who had it in Tampa, or if even people would admit to watching the Buccaneers to make any difference.]
 
On to those numbers...
 
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<p>Oprah&nbsp;Winfrey at the Los Angeles premiere of &quot;Lee Daniels' The Butler&quot;</p>

Oprah Winfrey at the Los Angeles premiere of "Lee Daniels' The Butler"

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Oprah Winfrey to receive Santa Barbara fest's Montecito Award

'The Butler' star gets a nice boost for her Best Supporting Actress hopes

It almost seems too perfect for the Santa Barbara Film Festival to recognize “Lee Daniels’ The Butler” star Oprah Winfrey with the annual Montecito Award this year. Winfrey lives in Montecito and doesn’t offer up too many chances for film awards lately, so festival director Roger Durling and company have struck while the iron is hot.

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