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Robert Bianco recommends his top 10 new shows to watch on TV this fall. He says “the two best broadcast pilots” he has seen are from the CW network: “Jane the Virgin” (Gina Rodriguez) and “The Flash” (Grant Gustin). The others you should watch are: “Black-ish” (ABC, Anthony Anderson), “Gotham” (Fox, Ben McKenzie), “How to Get Away with Murder” (ABC, Viola Davis), “Madam Secretary” (CBS, Tea Leoni), “Forever” (ABC, Ioan Gruffudd), “Constantine” (NBC, Matt Ryan), “Scorpion” (CBS, Robert Patrick), and “Cristela” (ABC, Cristela Alonzo). USA Today

The upcoming seventh season of “Nurse Jackie” will be its final one for Showtime. It will air next spring on the premium channel and continue to star Emmy winners Edie Falco and Merritt Wever. Three-time Emmy champ Tony Shalhoub (“Monk”) will join the cast as a new doctor. TV Guide

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Michael Ausiello offers up the latest scoop on returning TV series for the fall season. It includes info about “Bones” characters Booth and Brennan “going incognito,” guest star Jim Beaver on “NCIS,” and relationship updates for “The Big Bang Theory.” Other items are for “The Good Wife,” “Arrow,” “Once Upon a Time,” “Sons of Anarchy,” “Sleepy Hollow,” “Parenthood,” and “Supernatural.” TV Line

As he ends his late night TV career, Craig Ferguson is gearing up to “game the game show genre.” He is leaving “The Late Late Show” in December after a decade on CBS for his new program “Celebrity Name Game.” He says that he was attracted to the format of this show because it was “the loosest” of several game shows that he considered. It is produced by Courteney Cox and her ex-husband David Arquette and will debut in syndication on September 22. Hollywood Reporter

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Comedian and actress Aisha Tyler will host the PEN Awards on November 11. The official title is the 24th annual Literary Awards Festival, and it honors the best writing in the western United States. Amy Poehler will present legendary writer/producer Norman Lear (“All in the Family”) with a lifetime achievement award. The event will take place in Beverly Hills. The Wrap

Why was George Clooney recently filming at the “Downton Abbey” setting of Highclere Castle? He is not making an appearance on the upcoming fifth season of the early 20th Century program. Clooney filmed a short sketch for ITV’s Christmas charity drive called “Text Santa.” It will be several minutes long, but fans must wait until the Holidays to see if he interacts with the show’s cast. E! Online

Actor Richard Kiel, one of the best known James Bond villains, dies Wednesday in Fresno at age 74. He famously played Jaws in “The Spy Who Loved Me” and “Moonraker,” both starring Roger Moore. He is also known for several TV episodes of “The Wild Wild West” and the films “The Longest Yard” and “Happy Gilmore.” Variety

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