George Eads won’t be part of ‘CSI’ finale

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George Eads won’t be part of CSI finale

Eads, the longest-serving CSI cast member starting with the 2000 pilot, opted not to join the two-hour finale, according to TV Line. As a result, Nick Stokes has to be edited out of the completed script. PLUS: Elisabeth Shue won’t be back, either, and here’s who will be back for the finale, including Melinda Clarke and Jorja Fox.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt will guest on The Mindy Project’s Sliding Doors-themed season premiere

Inspired by the 1998 Gwyneth Paltrow film, the Season 4 premiere will present an alternate life where Mindy is married to a husband played by Gordon-Levitt.

Netflix will let Degrassi tackle more controversial subjects

The Generation Z-targeting Degrassi: Next Class won’t be hamstrung by advertisers and ratings, giving producers more creative freedom in their storylines.

Alana de la Garza joins Criminal Minds’ spinoff

The Law & Order alum will pull double duty this season on CBS, recurring on Scorpion and playing a cultural anthropologist on Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders.

Star Wars isn’t happy with Amy Schumer’s racy photoshoot with R2D2 and C-3PO

Disney and Lucasfilm weren’t consulted over Schumer’s GQ Stars Wars cover shoot.

When Stephen Colbert met his wife, he was making $8,500 a year

On his podcast, Colbert recalled doing his taxes at his future wife’s home. When she saw what he was making, she opted to stick with him. At the time, Colbert was making ends meet in Chicago waiting tables and doing improv touring company. PLUS: Colbert releases a video game for your browser, and watch a 1994 Colbert sing a love song at Second City.

From Letterman to Mad Men to Jon Stewart: Enough with the goodbye tributes!

With all these cultural icons exiting, we’ve been deluged with tributes this year.

Late Night with Seth Meyers is becoming a haven for novelists

Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert made a point of interviewing authors, but not fiction writers. By interviewing novelists, Meyers hopes to turn his show into a “literary salon.”

Is The View a lost cause?

“As its ratings sag in favor of edgier competition like The Wendy Williams Show and The Real,” says Daniel D’Addario, “The View has absolutely no idea what kind of show it actually wants to be. And this doesn’t show any signs of abating.”

Game of Thrones has netted Belfast’s economy $120 million

The HBO series has created more than 900 full-time and 5,700 part-time jobs, helping transform Northern Ireland into another Hollywood.

Jeffrey Dean Morgan signed on for The Good Wife without ever watching an episode

Morgan says he doesn’t know if he’s the new Kalinda since he’s only read the first script.

Spike TV’s Tut miniseries is slightly silly but mostly dull

“Despite the advantage of a setting and story largely untouched by television,” says Mike Hale, “the show falls back on stock situations and characters of court intrigue — the embattled monarch, the duplicitous adviser, the loyal bodyguard, the murderous queen — you might find in England, Italy, China or Westeros.” PLUS: An entertaining adventure devolves into a silly overstuffed Tut fest.

Zoey 101’s little brother is all grown up, and a “dreamboat”

Jamie Lynn Spears’ little TV brother is now 21.

Skins alum to star in Syfy’s Incorporated from Matt Damon and Ben Affleck

Sean Teale will play a rising star at a mega-corporation called Chrysalis who aims to rescue the woman he loves. PLUS: Once Upon a Time alum Georgina Haig also joins Incorporated.

BoJack Horseman returns for Season 2 as one of TV’s best shows

“The initial references to BoJack’s depression at the state of his life and career weren’t throwaways,” say Alan Sepinwall, “or attempts to ground the show’s odd sense of humor: they were the whole point of the story. BoJack Horseman is a comedy, but it’s also an unblinking, incredibly empathetic portrait of middle-aged melancholy — not just for BoJack, but for all the people in his circle, no matter how ridiculous they may seem at first.” PLUS: BoJack creator wanted to give all the characters their own arc this season, and it’s too bad BoJack has to take a back seat.