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'Archer' love scene breakdown -- EXCLUSIVE IMAGES

The new issue of Entertainment Weekly boasts a six-page article on the hit FX spy spoof Archer, an interview with star H. Jon Benjamin, and creator Adam Reed’s favorite episodes. (Elsewhere on you’ll find an exclusive photograph of the entire Archer “cast” and a guide to the show’s running gags.) But how exactly does the Archer behind-the-scenes team create the show’s remarkable animation? Using a recent sex scene between Sterling and supposed Colombian drug cartel godmother La Madrina as an example, art director Neal Holman details the crafting of the Sterling sausage. (Phrasing!!!) READ FULL STORY

'Psych' preview: James Roday on directing Dule Hill's screams for last time

Is it a coincidence that March 19′s penultimate episode of USA’s Psych — the last one star James Roday will ever direct — features his co-star Dulé Hill (Gus) running and screaming for most it? “No it is not,” Roday says. “It’s been one of the great joys of my experience on Psych, and I know our fans are equally as fond of watching Gus being in peril and trying to scream his way out of it.”

In the episode, “A Nightmare on State Street,” Gus visits a dream therapist (guest star Bruce Campbell) to help determine the true fear behind his terrifying nightmares. “In truth, he has to do so much screaming in this episode that we did actually talk about trying to find some nuance and having levels so that there was tiers to the screams. That’s a real discussion that we had,” Roday says. “And I can tell you that he honestly feels like I ruined screaming for him for the rest of his career because he blew out every scream that he had on this show. He feels like he needs to take a break for a long while before he does something where he screams again, otherwise people are just gonna identify him with this character.” READ FULL STORY

On the Scene: 'Pretty Little Liars' season finale event

Got a secret, can you keep it? The cast and crew of Pretty Little Liars sure can.

The season 4 finale event in New York was all about secrets: What happened the night Ali disappeared? Who’s A? What is Mrs. D up to? Predictably, the Liars and Co. couldn’t say much about what we may or may not be finding out soon, but they did give some special fans a sneak peak at the season finale an hour before it aired. READ FULL STORY

'Justified' postmortem: AJ Buckley talks Danny's showdown with Raylan

Spoiler alert! If you haven’t watched this week’s episode of Justified, stop reading now. The promo showed Danny Crowe (AJ Buckley) charging at Raylan (Timothy Olyphant), testing the 21-Foot Rule. The belief is that a man with a knife, standing within 21 feet of a man with a holstered gun, will win that showdown. How did it work out for Danny? In a way that would’ve made the late Elmore Leonard proud. Buckley phoned EW to chat about the scene that will go down as one of the series’ funniest. Read what executive producer Graham Yost had to say about it, and the rest of the episode, here. READ FULL STORY

'Justified' postmortem: EP Graham Yost talks Dickie's return, Danny's showdown in 'Weight'

Spoiler alert! If you haven’t yet watched this week’s episode of Justified, “Weight” written by Taylor Elmore and Keith Schreier and directed by John Dahl, stop reading now. As he’ll do throughout the season, showrunner Graham Yost takes us inside the writers room.  READ FULL STORY

'The Little Couple' sneak peek: 'This cancer thing ... I have to deal with it' -- VIDEO

In tonight’s episode of TLC’s The Little Couple, the family reunites in Houston where they face the first big crisis – Jen’s cancer diagnosis that made national headlines.

Here’s a peek of the episode that airs at 10/9c every Tuesday:


See Craig Ferguson and Drew Carey switch gigs -- VIDEO

Two of CBS’ top talkers — Craig Ferguson and Drew Carey — will switch gigs for a special April Fool’s Day stunt.

For one day, Ferguson will get to oversee the Showcase Showdown on The Price is Right while Carey will “get off his feet for once” and chat with the imaginary band on The Late Late Show. Will will do the better job?*

Here’s an early look at the official promo:


'Justified': Mary Steenburgen on her debut (and sticking around for the final season!) -- FIRST LOOK

Mary Steenburgen begins her arc on Justified this Tuesday as Katherine Hale, the widow of a crime boss Wynn Duffy (Jere Burns) had worked for — not Theo Tonin — and a woman whose opinion Duffy clearly values. Though she’s been out of the business for a while, Katherine remains, as executive producer Graham Yost says, “as sweet as a mint julep and as lethal as a copperhead.” Steenburgen seconds that. “The character is very Elmore Leonard-like in that she’s full of surprises and you don’t ever really turn your back on her,” she says. How soon might we see her strike? “You may see some of it sooner than you think,” she answers coyly. And if not, there’s always next year. She’ll stick around for the show’s final season: “Where she goes next season is why I wanted her to join this rather than just do a couple of episodes. It’s a really fascinating journey,” she says. “It gets set up a little bit in the last episode this season, and then it’s really cool what they’re planning.”

Her first scene (pictured) is with Burns, who she knew because he co-starred on the ABC comedy Help Me Help You (2006 to 2007) with her husband, Ted Danson. Yes, she enjoys watching him as much as we do: “The characters [on Justified] are on guard at all times. Anybody at any moment can do something incredibly violent to each other. That’s the world of that show. There’s not the usual half-page warning that something terrible’s about to happen. It just, like, comes out of nowhere,” she says with a laugh, “and so as an actor, part of the job is to be extremely observant of each other. You’re watching. And watching Jere Burns is a joy. It’s such an interesting, bizarre character that he’s created.” (She’s also enjoyed watching Walton Goggins, with whom she’s shared scenes. She hopes to work with Timothy Olyphant for the first time in season 7.) READ FULL STORY

Katharine McPhee to wait tables on CBS

From Broadway star to waitress!

Katharine McPhee (Smash) has booked a pilot for CBS called Scorpion that’ll have her playing a working-class hero named Paige who “understands geniuses.”

The drama from Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, and Heather Kadin focuses on an eccentric genius and his international network of super-geniuses form the last line of defense against the complex threats of the modern age. Robert Patrick will headline the cast that also includes Eddie Kaye Thomas and Elyes Gabel.

THR first reported the news.

McPhee played Karen Cartwright on the NBC musical drama.

'Glee': Hear Gwyneth Paltrow cover Pharrell's hit 'Happy' for the 100th episode -- EXCLUSIVE

Glee reaches the 100 episode milestone with Tuesday’s hour, fittingly titled “100.” To celebrate the occasion, guest-star Gwyneth Paltrow reprises her Emmy-winning role of substitute teacher Holly Holliday (Kristin Chenoweth and Chace Crawford also make appearances) and even gets to croon a cover of Pharrell’s Oscar-nominated hit “Happy.” EW has the exclusive first listen of her version below. READ FULL STORY

Gillian Anderson talks 'Crisis' (and why she was fine not knowing everything)

There’s probably a good reason why doesn’t go into detail about the characters on the network’s new drama Crisis, premiering March 16 at 10 p.m. ET — and presumably it’s because most of them aren’t exactly who they seem.

The story is set in motion when a bus carrying the children of Washington, D.C.’s elite — students at Ballard High, including the president’s son — is ambushed. Taken hostage, they’ll be used as leverage: Imagine what powerful parents can be convinced to do when their children are in danger. Gillian Anderson stars as Meg Fitch, the CEO of an international IT company whose daughter is kidnapped and whose estranged sister (Rachael Taylor) is an FBI agent assigned to the investigation. “Meg is no exception: I think that all the characters’ lives go in a very different trajectory after this event happens,” Anderson says. “Meg is used to being in control of everything in her life and being able to pick up the phone and make things happen, and she can’t really do that right now in this situation. You see her try to over a few episodes, and there are consequences to that, let’s just say. And because of those consequences, a different part of Meg comes out that we don’t see at the beginning.” READ FULL STORY

'Deadliest Catch': Season 10 has return of the Cornelia Marie, arrival of Mandy Hansen -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO


Discovery Channel’s Emmy-winning reality show Deadliest Catch returns April 22, and as you’ll see in our exclusive first-look at the premiere’s cold open, which previews the landmark tenth season, there is no shortage of compelling stories. Josh Harris has the Cornelia Marie back crabbing, Sig Hansen has his 18-year-old daughter Mandy working on the Northwestern, boats are seen on fire and flooding, someone is heard yelling, “Man down! Man down! Man down!,” and both the Coast Guard and the Alaska State Troopers make appearances. “You, of course, want your tenth season to be awesome, like any other. But the deck is definitely stacked in our favor this year,” says Jeff Conroy, president and executive producer at Original Productions, which produces the show. “I jokingly, in season 3, said, ‘Look guys, my goal is to get to season 10,’” he recalls. “To imagine that it would be this now, I don’t think anyone could have predicted. None of these kind of workplace docs had done that, so it wasn’t something that you thought of. You thought, ‘Well, Friends goes nine seasons.’”

“Getting to a tenth season is incredible for any series, and this show is such an enormous undertaking and so difficult to produce,” Discovery Channel executive producer David Pritikin says, praising the men at women at Original who risk their lives filming it and continue to raise the bar. “Fans should expect bigger and better this season.”

Watch the cold open below. Then read 10 teases from Conroy and Pritikin about season 10. (There’s so much drama, the cold open doesn’t even touch on the return of Jake Anderson to the Northwestern!) READ FULL STORY

CBS renews 18 series, including more 'Two and a Half Men'

CBS renewed 18 shows today, including another season of Two and a Half Men as well as the new sitcoms Mom and The Millers.

Other comedies that are coming back for another season are 2 Broke Girls and Mike & Molly. (A new three-year deal for The Big Bang Theory was announced yesterday). A total of nine dramas were renewed: NCIS, NCIS: Los Angeles, Person of Interest, CSI; Hawaii Five-0, Blue Bloods, Criminal Minds, Elementary and The Good Wife. CBS also picked up another season each of The Amazing Race and Undercover Boss, as well as more 60 Minutes.

Two more cycles of Survivor had already been announced.

“The best way to launch new shows in the fall and throughout the season is to surround them with a strong and stable lineup of successful series,” said Entertainment Chairman Nina Tassler in a statement. “The shows we’re picking up today cut across every night of the week and feature genre leaders, time period winners and the most-watched shows on broadcast television.”

Three shows remain on the proverbial bubble: The Mentalist and the new series Intelligence and The Crazy Ones. The quality — or lack thereof — of the 2014-15 fall development slate should decide their fate come May.

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