ABC to air ‘Star Wars Rebels’ with special visit from Darth Vader voiced by James Earl Jones

ABC will air “Star Wars Rebels” with a special visit from Darth Vader, as voiced by James Earl Jones
ABC”s special airing Oct. 26 of Disney XD's “Star Wars Rebels: Spark Of Rebellion” movie will contain a bonus scene featuring Darth Vader. “We wanted to do something special for the ABC broadcast,” says exec producer Dave Filoni. “We”ve added a scene which gives audiences insight into the Inquisitor and includes a cameo by Darth Vader.”

Amazon renews “Transparent” for Season 2
Amazon wouldn”t release viewing figures, but they were apparently enough to warrant renewal.

“South Park” mocked Spin magazine this week for being outraged over last week”s episode
After last week”s episode aired, Spin writer Brennan Carey expressed outrage that Stan”s dad dressed as Lorde (“Has Lorde ever really done anything all that worthy of drawing the cartoon creators' ire?,” he wrote). So in this week”s episode, “South Park” was visited by Spin reporter “Brandon Carlile” who was investigating whether Lorde was in fact a 45-year-old man.

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“The Flash” nabs Victor Garber
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Carol Burnett says sitcoms these days feel like “they”re written by teenage boys in a locker room”
She then, thanks to Stephen Colbert, proceeded to use the F-word.

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Why “Game of Thrones” actors get more movie roles than “Walking Dead” actors
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Watch Japanese Hologram singer Hatsune Miku perform on Letterman
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John Rocker threatened a female “Survivor” contestant on last night”s episode
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Why “American Horror Story: Freak Show” featured a David Bowie song
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“Very impressed with Benedict. Such smart writing on that show,” he wrote in a Reddit AMA.

“Black Jesus” star Kali Hawk is headed to “The Game”
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“Dancing” switches up pairings
Check out the new couples.