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THE TRUTH IS IN SAN DIEGO CHUGGING MOUNTAIN DEW AND EATING CHURROS

... The X-Files will celebrate its 20th anniversary with a panel at this year's Comic-Con. Series creator Chris Carter and writers David Amann, Vince Gilligan (who now has his own nifty show), Howard Gordon, Darin Morgan, Glen Morgan, John Shiban, and Jim Wong will be on hand for the Thursday, July 18 panel. Gillian Anderson has also confirmed an appearance, but there's been no word from David Duchovny. He's got to show up, right? [E! Online]


BUSINESS TIME

... Viewership for network reality shows continues to dwindle, and the latest victim of audience malaise is Big Brother. Last night's Season 15 premiere tied an all-time low launch rating for the series, drawing 6.3 million viewers and a 2.1 rating among adults 18-49, ridiculous new contestants notwithstanding. In contrast, Under the Dome's debut on Monday drew an impressive 13.1 million viewers. [EW]

... The Price is Right has filmed an all-Plinko episode! The Price is Right has filmed an all-Plinko episode! The Price is Right has filmed an all-Plinko episode! The ALL-PLINKO I REPEAT ALL-PLINKO episode will air September 27, 2013. [BuzzFeed]

... Simon Cowell is launching Afghanistan's Got Talent. [The Sun]

... Amazon is continuing it pursue its original-programming dreams, taking a shot at the drama side with Bosch. The pilot is based on the police novels by Michael Connelly. Amazon is revolutionizing the online television world with... a cop drama? [Deadline Hollywood]

... The CW is developing an adaptation of the Venezuelan telenovela Jane the Virgin, and you have to listen to this awesome description. Jane, a respectable, religious goody-goody, gets accidentally artificially inseminated through a series of hilarious circumstances! I am def watching this one. [Deadline Hollywood]

... History Channel's The Bible miniseries has sold more than 1 million units of its Blu-ray and DVD editions, as hotels move toward the digital age. [History Channel via press release]

... Captain Planet might become a movie. Let our powers combine... [THR]

... CBS Television Studios has announced the shows its bringing to Comic-Con: Under the DomeIntelligenceStar-Crossed, and Beauty and the Beast. [CBS via press release]

... Falling Skies will be at Comic-Con, too. [TNT via press release]


CASTING NEWS


... Last Resort's Scott Speedman will star in Ryan Murphy's HBO pilot Open. The drama is described as an exploration of modern sexuality. Speedman will play a hunky sports executive, and chances are very high that you will get to watch him have sex. Let's see if he's learned anything since Felicity! [Deadline Hollywood]

... First Andrew McCarthy, now Sendhil Ramamurthy!?!?!? A day after casting the Pretty in Pink star, CBS's summer series Unforgettable has booked Ramamurthy (Heroes) for a guest role. In the second season's second episode, he'll play a criminal who's employed by a mystery man. [TV Line]

... Maggie Gyllenhaal will star in Sundance Channel's 2014 miniseries The Honourable Woman. She'll play a lady who inherits her dad's arms-smuggling business but uses its resources to install data cable networks between Israel and the West Bank and then earns a position in the U.K.'s House of Parliament where Zzzzzzzzzz... [The Wrap]

... Getting to announce the nominations for the Emmy Awards is a great honor for actors. Until they realize that for some stupid reason the nominations are announced at like four in the morning on the West Coast (okay, 5:40am, but with a shower, breakfast, L.A. traffic, and a Botox touch-up, they'll have to wake up by 4:15am at the latest). This year's presenters will be Breaking Bad's Aaron Paul (yeah, bitch) and House of Cards' Kate Mara. The selection of Mara could be seen as the Emmys accepting Netflix and other online fare as legitimate television, or maybe someone at the Academy just thinks she's cute. [The Wrap]


INCREDIBLY IMPORTANT NEWS

... Pretty Little Liars' Lucy Hale and Revolution's Graham Rogers (Danny!) are dating! [US]

... Justified's (and The Following's, I guess) Natalie Zea got engaged! Congratulations to Zea, and a big heart-stomping weep-fest to me. [People]


REQUIRED READING

... James Gandolfini's funeral was held this morning in New York, and Hitfix's Alan Sepinwall was there. His account of the procession, including a eulogy from The Sopranos creator David Chase, is surreal and truly touching. [Hitfix]

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AIRED ON 5/19/2002

Season 9 : Episode 20

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