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If you're one of those people who thought Nicholas Brody should have been written off Homeland in Season 2, you're not alone. According to the series' writers, who recently discussed the topic at a TV Academy panel, that was the original plan, but the bigwigs at Showtime stepped in and decided it just wasn't his time. Oh, and the best part? They did the same thing in Season 1 when the writers were debating offing him. At this point, the series is going to end with everyone dead and Brody eating an ice cream cone somewhere on the shores of Barbados with Breaking Bad's Walt Jr. and that other weird Brody offspring who no one actually cares about. [THR]


BUSINESS TIME

... Jimmy Fallon's reign as host of The Tonight Show will begin on February 17, 2014, which is right in the middle of the 2014 Winter Olympics. If Fallon doesn't open the show in an ice-dancing costume complete with glitter, feathers, and sequins, then he has no business hosting anything, let alone The Tonight Show. And in case you've been worried about what will happen to The Roots, Fallon has confirmed that he'll be bringing the band with him to the 11:30pm timeslot. [On Air With Ryan Seacrest]

... I haven't really watched any of Netflix's Orange Is the New Black (I've been really busy with choir), so I don't know how this will affect the series, but if you're also behind, you might want to skip down to the next news item right now. In fact, if you really hate spoilers, you might want to consider staying off the internet all together until you've finished Season 1. Okay, here's the news: Laura Prepon, who plays Piper's ex/on-again, off-again girlfriend, is leaving the show after her character's arc is wrapped up early in Season 2. There is, however, a possibility for her to return. [Buzzfeed]

... The Emmys are still a little over a month away, but some awards are already being handed out. The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences has announced that several honors in animation, documentary, and costumes have been selected by juries and subsequently awarded. Winners include PortlandiaThe Simpsons, Adventure Time, and some other things you've never heard of. [THR]

... Last week I said I would never again write about wresting, but apparently I am a liar because E! has asked for six additional episodes of its new reality series Total Divas. The series revolves around WWE’s female wrestlers, who are apparently known as Divas. Gee, I can't imagine why. The order brings the episode count 14 episodes for Season 1. [Variety]

... I've been geeking out over this all day. The awesome nerds over at Google Maps have created the greatest easter egg in all of history by allowing you to go inside the Doctor's TARDIS, located on the map at Earl's Court Rd, London, Greater London SW5 9RB, United Kingdom. Labeled as a Police Telephone Box, you can enter the TARDIS by clicking the double arrows on the map. Right now you can only explore the bridge, but we all know there's so much more hiding behind those doors. [Blastr]

... ABC has given a script commitment to an as-yet-untitled new comedy executive-produced by Ed Helms (The Office). The project centers on a gifted but dysfunctional female attorney from the big-city who moves to a small town. Unsurprisingly, she experiences difficulty adapting to her new life. Please call me when this series is canceled so I can say I told you so. [THR]


CASTING NEWS

... Kiernan Shipka, who plays everyone's favorite Don Draper offspring, Sally, on AMC's Mad Men, has landed a role in Lifetime's upcoming original movie Flowers in the Attic, based on the controversial book of the same name. Shipka will play the eldest girl, Cathy. [Deadline Hollywood

... Dreama Walker (Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23) has been cast as a mean girl on Fox's New Girl. She'll play Molly, one of the "cool" teachers at the school where Jess is temping/subbing. She thinks Jess is sucking up to the principal, probably not realizing that's just Jess's personality, and decides to do something about it. I'm seriously hoping it involves a Burn Book and the word fugly. [TV Line]

... Man, Eva Longoria sure is busy these days. In addition to the new series she has in development at NBC, Longoria will appear on the network's upcoming comedy Welcome to the Family. The role will reunite her with former Desperate Housewives cast-mate and on-screen husband, Ricardo Chavira. She will play Ms. Nunez, a teacher who has a history with one of her student's fathers, played by Chavira. [Deadline Hollywood]

... Kid Cudi has booked an upcoming guest spot on Fox's new comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine, which is a lot funnier than you might expect given that it's a series starring Andy Samberg. Cudi will play Dustin Whitman, an ex-con who Samberg's character is convinced robbed a jewelry store. [THR]

... June Diane Raphael (NTSF:SD:SUV, New Girl) has been cast as the final piece in Parks and Recreation's Eagleton doppelgänger plot. She'll play April's (Aubrey Plaza) counterpart in the Eagleton parks department alongside Kristen Bell (Other Leslie), Sam Elliott (obviously Eagleton's answer to Ron Swanson), and Bill Eichner (Donna's equal). If you're wondering who has the unfortunate task of playing Tom Haverford's Eagleton twin, you'll have to wait to find out. Executive producer Mike Schur says that the storyline is a spoiler and refuses to divulge any more information. Please God, let it be Jean-Ralphio. Ben Schwartz—and Bell, for that matter—need to be released from the hell that is House of Lies. [TV Line]

... Rhys Ifans has been cast opposite Phillip Seymour Hoffman and Kathryn Hahn in Showtime's new comedy pilot Trending Down. Ifans, a BAFTA winner, plays Hoffman's boss, Jonathan Clow. The project is a blistering attack on our youth-obsessed culture, which offends me greatly because what's wrong with being obsessed with youth? Oh wait, unless that was a typo and they mean obsessed with youths, and then that's a serious problem that we should address immediately. [Showtime via press release]

... Janina Gavankar (True Blood, The League) has joined The CW's web series Husbands as a trophy wife who maybe possibly gives off the air of also being a potential murderer. Gavankar was also recently tapped to guest-star in Season 5 of The Vampire Diaries. [TV Guide

... Legendary actress Lauren Bacall has signed on to voice a character in the twelfth season of Family Guy. Though mostly known for her work on stage and the big screen, Bacall has appeared on TV a few times, including an appearance on The Sopranos. Bacall will play the best friend of Peter's recently deceased mother who eventually makes a few passes at Peter, because this is Family Guy and what else did you expect? [TV Line]


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If you don't mind having the magic stripped away, you should watch this video that takes you behind the scenes of Game of Thrones and reveals the special effects used in various scenes in Season 3.


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AIRED ON 12/15/2013

Season 3 : Episode 12

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