Billy Bob Thornton is headed to Amazon for David E. Kelley’s ‘The Trial’

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Billy Bob Thornton is headed to Amazon for David E. Kelley’s The Trial

The Fargo alum will star in Amazon’s first straight-to-series TV show, playing the ousted and drunken co-founder of a law firm who takes a case that pits him against his old firm. Kevin Costner originally rejected the role.

TNT renews Rizzoli & Isles for a shortened seventh season

The 13-episode Season 7 will be the show’s shortest since the 10-episode freshman season.

American Horror Story: Hotel
nabs Naomi Campbell

After appearing on Empire, the supermodel turned actress will play a fashion editor who will share scenes with Lady Gaga and Angela Bassett.

HBO is working on an Emmett Till miniseries from Will Smith and Jay-Z

The tragic story of the 14-year-old black teen who was murdered in Mississippi in 1955 for flirting with a white woman is set to become a “an immersive and in depth” six-hour miniseries.

Kate McKinnon: SNL’s best kisser is Aidy Bryant

Watch McKinnon pose for a GQ cover shoot with cats as she talks about Saturday Night Live.

The Walking Dead
gets an official beer

Georgia-based Terrapin Beer Company says of its official beer: “Made with blood orange peel, and a horrific amount of hops, this bloodthirsty red IPA will have you prepared for the upcoming Zombie Apocalypse.”

’s too-many cameos have become an unnecessary crutch

“The cameos have gotten so thick in the franchise that whenever there’s a non-famous face on the screen,” says Holly Anderson, “you start to worry you might have missed something. But more than that: They’re an unnecessary crutch, used to drum up buzz for a franchise that generates plenty on its own. You have a hit series based around a tornado filled with sharks, Syfy! You don’t have to keep trying to make it a thing! You’re at the mountaintop! You are now free to enjoy the view, without repeatedly inflicting Matt Lauer on your captive audience!” PLUS: Why intentionally bad TV is a bad thing, and NBC should let Ian Ziering host SNL.

Meet the hacking expert who serves as Mr. Robot’s technical advisor

Michael Bazzell spent 10 years working for the FBI’s cybercrime task force.

Disney Channel releases the first 6 minutes of Descendants

Watch a preview of the July 31 movie revolving around the offspring of four Disney villains.

See the promo for Survivor’s Remorse Season 2

The LeBron James-produced Starz basketball series returns Aug. 22.