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Better Call Saul to feature Orphan Black star, Katherine Heigl isn’t difficult and more

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Better Call Saul, the Breaking Bad spin-offwill premiere its 10-episode first season on AMC in 2015. Set in 2002, before Saul met Walter White (Bryan Cranston), the Bob Odenkirk fronted series will also star Jonathan Banks (as Mike Ermantraut), Michael McKean (This Is Spinal Tap) and Canadian Michael Mando (Orphan Black’s Vic!).

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— The Seinfeld cast nixed an episode where Elaine (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) would have purchased a gun for protection.

— Starz wanted to air a Fifty Shades of Grey TV series.

— Nickelodeon has cancelled Sam & Cat after behind-the-scenes drama.

— The buzz surrounding this year’s Primetime Emmy nominations was all about the snubs, including Orphan Black’s Tatiana Maslany.

Josh Charles will return to The Good Wife this upcoming season to direct. The sixth season premieres on Sunday, September 21 at 9 p.m. on Global and CBS.

Ali Larter won’t be returning when NBC launches the Heroes miniseries, Heroes: Reborn next year. The actress, who stars on TNT’s Legends, told TV Guide: “I don’t have the time to work on another project. Not that I didn’t love Heroes and loved working on it, but I’m just at a different stage of my life.”

Alec Baldwin may play a Rob Ford-type of mayor in a new series.

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— A few items from the NBC panels at this summer’s TCA tour:

“It didn’t make sense for us to have another season of it at that level of audience,” said NBC Entertainment chairman Bob Greenblatt of the network’s Community cancellation (it’s been saved by Yahoo).

NBC has renewed summer hits Last Comic Standing, America’s Got Talent and American Ninja Warrior.

Probably the biggest news from the NBC panels was that someone did their job and asked Katherine Heigl (who’ll star in State of Affairs) about her and her mother’s reputation on set about being difficult: “I can’t really speak to that. I can only say that I certainly don’t see myself as being difficult. I would never intend to be difficult. I don’t think my mother sees herself as being difficult…” Check out more at Entertainment Weekly.


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