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'Live Another Day' producer: 'Hearts have grown fonder for Jack'

In anticipation of the May 5 premiere of 24: Live Another Day, EW talked to the franchise’s longtime executive producer Howard Gordon about his quest to return Jack Bauer to the grid.

Before we get into Live Another Day, let’s talk about the 24 series finale in 2010. Did you consider killing off Jack Bauer?

Howard Gordon: We had been watching Jack for nine years, so that image of the screen going to static was the one that made me feel really excited. Jack was getting to live another day. We knew that it would just be too much of a bummer to end the series [with his death]. We didn’t not want to piss people off or to make them angry. There was emotion with Jack’s exhaustion and that he was actually mixed about having to live another day. It wasn’t necessarily a blessing or a great relief that he was condemned to continue in this life. READ FULL STORY

'The Normal Heart': See the new trailer for Ryan Murphy's powerful HBO adaptation -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

Ryan Murphy, the co-creator of Glee and American Horror Story, tackles his most dramatic and emotional project to date with his adaptation of Larry Kramer’s iconic play The Normal Heart. Set to air May 25 on HBO, the film chronicles the rise of AIDS in New York City in the early 1980s and features a sterling cast, including Mark Ruffalo, Julia Roberts, Matt Bomer, Taylor Kitsch, and Jim Parsons. EW is exclusively premiering Heart‘s new trailer. Watch below. READ FULL STORY

'24: Live Another Day': The evolution of 'Dammit!' -- VIDEO

One of the cornerstones (bright spots?) of the 24 franchise was Jack Bauer’s use of the word dammit, an expletive he’d trot out while trying to obtain valuable intel, or a go-to cuss word he’d use to get a co-worker’s attention. (Dammit, Chloe! Dammit, Tony!)

During an exclusive visit to the drama’s London set, EW asked stars Kiefer Sutherland, Mary Lynn Rajskub and Kim Raver to address Jack’s use of the expletive – and whether we’ll hear it again in Live Another Day, debuting May 5 on Fox. READ FULL STORY

'Suits': Meet former name partner Charles Van Dyke -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

On the April 3 episode of Suits, Harvey Specter (Gabriel Macht) may have more to deal with than Mike (Patrick J. Adams) deciding whether or not to leave the firm for a new job that doesn’t involve pretending to be a lawyer. Former name partner Charles Van Dyke (Homeland‘s Jamey Sheridan) returns with an axe to grind with Jessica (Gina Torres). Watch a sneak peek below. READ FULL STORY

'Justified' postmortem: EP Graham Yost dissects 'Starvation' (and teases the season finale)

Spoiler alert! If you haven’t watched this week’s episode of Justified, “Starvation” written by Chris Provenzano and directed by Michael Pressman, stop reading now. As he’ll do throughout the season, showrunner Graham Yost takes us inside the writers room. And bonus, he offers a few teases for the April 8 season finale. READ FULL STORY

'The Mindy Project': Ike Barinholtz calls tonight's show 'our most R-rated episode to date' -- LISTEN!

The Mindy Project is back tonight with an hour-long episode (Fox at 9 p.m. ET) that finds Mindy (Mindy Kaling) not only dealing with the aftermath of her kiss with Danny (Chris Messina) and the start of a possible new relationship, but also with an incriminating video of herself that has surfaced on the Internet.

Phoning in to Entertainment Weekly Radio’s EW Morning Live, co-star Ike Barinholtz, who pitched the initial idea that led to the video story line, teased the tape thusly: “The worst possible tape you could make is one with Bill Hader, I think, because his character on our show is a subhuman degenerate.” He also told hosts Dalton Ross and Jessica Shaw that the hour is “our most R-rated episode to date.” Listen below. READ FULL STORY

'Glee': Watch Blaine and Kurt sing 'You Make Me Feel So Young' -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

Glee has packed up and moved its focus to New York, and Tuesday night’s episode, airing at 8 p.m. ET on Fox, finds Blaine (Darren Criss) and Kurt (Chris Colfer) co-habitating (along with Chord Overstreet’s Sam). Since this is Glee, it all makes a couple of fellas wanna burst into song. Watch below as Klaine duets on “You Make Me Feel So Young.” READ FULL STORY

Billy Dee Williams bows out of 'Dancing With the Stars'

Billy Dee Williams and Emma Slater will not continue to fight for, or casually shuffle towards, season 18′s coveted mirrorball trophy on ABC’s Dancing With the Stars. (More Week 3 results after the break.)

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Get a sneak peek of Ferguson-Carey job switch -- EXCLUSIVE

Craig Ferguson got a chance to practice for the game show gig he’ll start later this year. For April Fools Day, The Late Late Show funny man – who will host the syndicated game show Celebrity Name Game in the fall – switched places with Drew Carey of The Price is Right and got a chance to help fans figure out the cost of very important household items, like a beverage center. And Jeff joined him! Sweet.

Carey, in return, seemed to settle in quite nicely as the temporary host of The Late Late Show — though it helps to have a bitchen guest like Joan Jett.

Here’s a sneak peek of the stunt that’ll air tomorrow on CBS: READ FULL STORY

'Good Wife,' good viewership for CBS

The final episode for Josh Charles on The Good Wife Sunday was a boon to CBS, which was already poised hit a slam dunk with viewers thanks to the NCAA. CBS finished the night with a 2.3 rating in 18-49 and 11.7 million viewers, Nielsen says — with the Good Wife on track to post its second largest audience and second best 18-49 performance of the season.

From 9:30-10, Good Wife averaged 10.3  million viewers, a 1.7 in 18-49 (up oh-so-slightly from last week) and an impressive 2.6 in 25-54. It was CBS’ most watched series for the night, save what was achieved by 60 Minutes — which lured 13.25 million viewers because it came on late and right after college basketball. The Amazing Race averaged 9.8 million and a 2.0 rating. READ FULL STORY

Pluto.TV: Is this the new world of online video?

It started with Elmo. A little over a year ago, web entrepreneur Ilya Pozin was working on his computer with his two-year-old daughter perched in his lap. To keep her entertained, he was searching for online Sesame Street videos. He’d put one on, but after each one ended, his daughter would yell out, “More Elmo, Daddy!” —  and Pozin would have to go on the hunt for another video. “I’m sitting there thinking, ‘Why am I having to DJ for her every three minutes?’” Pozin says, laughing. “I should be able to just throw on a channel for my daughter that plays videos she loves constantly.”

So he and co-founders Nick Grouf and Tom Ryan built a new web platform, Pluto.TV, to do just that. The platform, which launched today, March 31, essentially sifts through the millions of online videos available on Youtube and elsewhere, finds the best ones, and then put them into channels, and shows on those channels, that run 24/7. It’s like a cable menu for online video. So, for instance, if you’re really, really into cute cat videos (and let’s face it, who isn’t), you can click on Pluto’s Cats channel, and watch a curated list of the best of those  —  everything from shows on “Big Cats” to “Kitten Zone” — all.day.long., for free. You can also DVR stuff and invite friends via Facebook to watch videos with you (and chat about them) live.

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'Days of Our Lives': First look at gay wedding

Starting on Tuesday, Days of our Lives will feature the first daytime drama wedding between two men.

The NBC sudser will stretch the nuptials for Will Horton (Guy Wilson) and Sonny Kiriakis ( Freddie Smith) over three consecutive episodes.

This isn’t the first gay wedding in daytime. That milestone occurred in 2009 on ABC’s All My Children, when Eden (Bianca Montgomery) and Tamara (Reese Williams) donned designer dresses to mark the first-ever lesbian wedding.

NBC began developing its first-ever gay storyline in 2011 with the introduction of Sonny.

'GMA' shakeup again: Josh Elliott out

Good Morning America’s winning team is about to get even smaller.

On the heels of Sam Champion’s high-profile departure to The Weather Channel, Josh Elliott is leaving ABC’s morning show to take a gig at NBC Sports. Elliott has been with the morning show since 2006.

Amy Robach will replace him, effectively immediately. Robach was already a member of the GMA team.

Elliott, whose contract was about to expire with ABC, was in negotiations when his GMA colleague Lara Spencer signed a new deal worth a reported $8 million-plus a year.  Elliott was making just over $1 million a year and was apparently looking for parity, especially in light of the new, $14 million contract recently inked by Robin Roberts, Deadline reports. (George Stephanopoulos’s deal isn’t up until the end of this year).

Elliott now becomes the second staffer on the morning show to jump to an NBC-Universal-owned network.

Newly-appointed Disney/ABC TV TV Group president Ben Sherwood sent out this note Sunday to the ABC News division:

“I’m excited to let you know that we have promoted Amy Robach to News Anchor on Good Morning America effective immediately. Amy is a world class anchor and correspondent who is beloved by our morning audience and all who know her. READ FULL STORY

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