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Style Hunter: Beckett's black trench coat on 'Castle'

We here at Style Hunter gave you the dish on the lipstick Kate Beckett (Stana Katic, left) wears on ABC’s Castle, but many of you Beckett fans also wanted to know about the sleek black trench coat she’s worn on a few episodes this season.

For the answer, we went straight to the source — Castle‘s costume designer, Salvador Perez — but sorry style seekers, Perez informed us that Beckett’s Karen Millen jacket is from a past season and no longer available.

If you’re looking for a similar style, you might want to try Marc by Marc Jacob’s fine twill trench coat (nordstrom.com; $249), Juicy Couture’s bow-shoulder trench (urbanminx.com; $379) or if you really dig the buttons, go for this Anne Klein number (dillards.com; $129).

Dying to find something you spotted on TV or in a movie? Email stylehunter@ew.com and visit the Pop Style area of EW.com to see what we’ve found.

Photo Credit: Craig Sjodin/ABC

Sound Bites: Best TV clip of the week?

Why watch an entire week’s worth of TV when you can just watch EW.com’s Sound Bites? There are so many reasons. Thousands, really. But watch this anyway. My name is @EWAnnieBarrett and I happen to enjoy showing people clips of Larry David wearing women’s panties.


Alynda Wheat's Beat Cop: It's the procedural playoffs -- sweeps month!

It’s sweeps month! It’s sweeps month! Craziness will happen! Casting will be stunty! Networks will actually try!

Yes, Beatniks, it’s that magical time of year when whatever the actual televised content on procedurals—good or bad—it is highly unlikely to be indifferent. Those networks need our eyeballs, so if they want ’em, they’d better be willing to throw us a CSI triple crossover, resurrect long-lost castmembers, and double the Deschanel quotient! (Oh wait, no, Zooey’s not popping up on Bones till Dec. 10. Shoot. That’s one bit of holiday stunt casting I do approve of, mainly because we’ve waited for it just this side of forever.)

Maybe it was leftover Halloween madness, but Numb3rs already started getting down to sweepy business on Friday, with a straight-up strange episode about people getting zapped by lightning bolts directed by drones. (Or were they…aliens??! No—no, they were not.) But that wasn’t the weird part. Aside from a few throwaway references to Scooby Doo and The X-Files, the weirdness was in the person of John Michael Higgins, whom you might know from Arrested Development, Kath & Kim, or—and I didn’t know this till I looked him up—as the voice of Mentok the Mindtaker on Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law. (Cool points tallied.) Higgins played Floyd Mayborne, an agent from “Dept. 44,” which we are led to believe is some sort of double super-secret background black ops crew. Floyd seems to have an invisible cell phone, crazy deep sourcing throughout the fed farm, and a spooky ability to materialize anywhere. He was also a bit dippy. I’m not sure Floyd was as successful onscreen as the character must have looked on the page, but it was still nice to see Numb3rs go for humor—they tend to do a creditable job when they try. READ FULL STORY

'Sound Bites': Your favorite TV clip this week?

This week, in an extra-creepy Sound Bites: Michael Scott can’t suit his way out of inadequacy, Castle pays homage to Firefly, Natalie Portman trips out on Top Chef, 30 Rock‘s Jenna spoils the secret behind Lost, and much more. Oh, and everyone gets to dress up for Halloween, even delusional entertainment writers who think half-baked Dancing With the Stars costumes are fabulous. Vote for your favorite featured clip after the jump, or nominate your own in the comments! If you have noms for next week’s show, email me or tweet them to @EWAnnieBarrett. Boo.

Alynda Wheat's Beat Cop: 'The Mentalist' and 'Castle,' tricks and treats

mentalist_lI love Halloween episodes. They’re less cheesy than Valentine’s Day drivel, and generally funnier than Christmas and Thanksgiving episodes (plus, we don’t have to deal with guest-star relatives). This All Hallows Eve week we got two gems: The Mentalist and Castle. Since y’all always say I give The Mentalist and Criminal Minds short shrift, I’ll start with the faux-psychic (particularly since there was no meeting of the Minds this week).

Anybody who’s been watching procedurals as long as we have (I know you’re out there, McMillan & Wife fans) has to appreciate the occasional homages to Columbo thrown into The Mentalist. In Thursday’s episode, Jane (Simon Baker) tracked down the murderer of an architect almost no one seemed to like much. Was the killer the wife he once cheated on? The lady whose family manse he bought? The ghost of the mausoleum’s original owner? Nope, none of the above. READ FULL STORY

Beat Cop: 'Castle' brings the return of Captain Tightpants!

With your regular procedural patroller Alynda Wheat on vacation, it falls to me to embed this clip from last night’s vampire fetish/comic book happy Castle, or what my colleague Marc Bernardin has referred to as “officially, the geekiest hour of television ever.” It opened with Nathan Fillion trying on a familiar “space cowboy” costume for Castle’s annual Halloween party. Daughter Alexis (Molly Quinn) wasn’t quite as psyched as we were for the Firefly reference:

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Alynda Wheat's Beat Cop: 'Law and Order' or high and mighty?

Law & Order is touchy. Maybe it’s age—after all the show is an admirably ancient 20 years old, which in TVworld means Willard Scott should’ve offered them congratulations about five seasons back. But this past episode had the reigning Queen Mum of procedurals wagging a bony finger in all sorts of directions, including—perhaps unwittingly—its own. READ FULL STORY

Alynda Wheat's Beat Cop: Having fun storming the 'Castle'

There was a book? All this time there was an actual, buyable, readable Castle book and nobody told me? I mean sure, I could’ve read this post from Jeff, this one from Mandi, or this one here. But Jeff and Mandi are all the way across the country in the New York office! You and I are, we’re right here. All I know is, if Beckett gets to read that book, then I’m getting my hands on it too. But—and let me know if this is a step too meta—what I really want is a book about Beckett (Stana Katic) and Castle (Nathan Fillion). Or maybe I mean less meta, because Heat Wave, featuring Nikki Heat and Jameson Rook, is basically Beckett and Castle, but one level deeper into the fantasy. I just want to stay on the surface, with our beloved cop and her dashing mystery-writer partner. Besides, the names Nikki Heat and Jameson Rook make me giggle. READ FULL STORY

Alynda Wheat's Beat Cop: A moment of silence for 'Southland'

Regina-King_dlLet’s bow our heads for a moment of silence. As we learned last night, NBC snuffed out one of our favorite procedurals, the gritty, fantastically acted Southland. You’d think shoving Jay Leno down our throats for five hours of primetime would be injury enough, but no—they had to add insult. This, NBC. This is why TV viewers are dropping network for cable in ever-greater numbers. Viewers know cable offers the kind of risky, investment-heavy programming that’s rare on network television these days, and what’s better, cable will actually stick with it.

Take a show like Mad Men. There’s very little nudity (I can’t recall any, anyway), almost no swearing, and not much in the way of questionable content. Yet this is exactly the kind of show that would never make it on network television. It’s too involved, asks too much of its audience. It’s a think piece. In its own way, so was Southland. Performances (particularly from Regina King, C. Thomas Howell, and Michael Cudlitz) were inspired, the writing was original, and the characters themselves grew in complexity every week. As a TV journalist, I refuse to join the chorus of those who snipe that network doesn’t do good work anymore—The Big Bang Theory, Castle, and House all disprove that, and that’s just one night—but I certainly understand the frustration. All we can do to counter the networks’ shortsightedness is to continue supporting the programs we love, write a few angry columns and letters, and hope that somebody gets it before their business model runs them into the ground. So let’s at least do one of the three and get to this week’s worthy programming. READ FULL STORY

'Castle' Halloween episode: Vampire fetish + costumes = promising!

Castle-Halloween-Fillion_520-1 ABC has released photos from the Oct. 26 episode of Castle title “Vampire Weekend.” Per the episode synopsis, “As Halloween approaches, Castle and Beckett are called to a graveyard where the body of a young man sporting vampire fangs has been discovered with a wooden stake driven through his heart. Their investigation takes them deep into the heart of New York’s underground Vampire Fetish Community, where they learn that the secret motive for the victim’s murder may be hiding within the pages of the graphic novel he was writing before his death.” I can hear Castle’s Buffy, Twilight and True Blood references now, and I like it.

What do you think of their costumes? I’m guessing Beckett is a classic femme fatale (or perhaps Nikki Heat), and Castle is Edgar Allan Poe. Then, I’m thinking we’ve got ourselves a Doogie Howser, M.D., a Cruella De Vil, a Catwoman, and the guy from The Hurt Locker?

Photo Credit: Michael Desmond/ABC

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