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'Deadliest Catch': The Cornelia Marie is finally coming -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

It’s the moment Deadliest Catch fans have been waiting for since hearing that the Cornelia Marie would return in season 10: The beloved blue boat is back in the Bering Sea in the June 10 episode. Watch the opening of the hour below. The clip serves as both a tribute to the late Capt. Phil Harris and a recap of son Josh’s journey to follow in his dad’s footsteps.

Warning: it’s wonderful to hear Phil’s voice again, but you will see him exchange “I love you”s with Josh in the hospital — a moment that will simultaneously warm and break your heart all over again. READ FULL STORY

NBC fall premiere dates; 'Constantine' held until October

NBC will hold off premiering its new comic book series Constantine until late October, according to its latest schedule update out today.

As previously announced, Katherine Heigl’s new drama State of Affairs won’t start up until November.

Here are the premiere dates: READ FULL STORY

'Survivor': Two contestants left show before filming began in Nicaragua -- EXCLUSIVE

The 29th season of CBS’ Survivor has begun filming in Nicaragua, and host Jeff Probst says that two contestants left the show 48 hours before the competition began for medical reasons.

“We just lost two contestants [Friday],” Probst tells EW’s Dalton Ross, who’s hosting EW Morning Live with Jessica Shaw from the set of Survivor: San Juan del Sur — Blood vs. Water all week on Entertainment Weekly Radio. “We came out here with 20. We spend months casting our show — months. I mean, this is like….who you’re gonna ask to prom. All year you’re like, ‘Is it her or her?’ and ‘Will she say yes?’ And you finally get your 20 people, and then through no fault of their own — just a medical situation — they can’t play…. So instead of 20, it puts us at 18. Instead of equal men and women, it puts us uneven men and women.”

Listen to Probst explain why the show must go on in the clip below. Bonus: You’ll also hear a Survivor helicopter pass overhead. READ FULL STORY

'The Good Wife': Hear the music that makes it great

Now, Good Wife fans can hear the score that accompanied the extraordinary drama this season: The drama is releasing a soundtrack.

Music from the CBS drama is now available on Amazon MP3. Ardent fans should recognize many of the pieces from season five on the soundtrack, including the very short title sequence to the series — all of which comes courtesy of Composer David Buckley.

“The music was re-arranged and re-recorded for this release using a 50-piece orchestra and various soloists,” Buckley told EW. “I focused on Season 5 music as there has been an overwhelming enthusiasm for it from viewers, and I felt that this material could stand up on its own for a listening experience. The tone is largely Classical in style — with some obvious exceptions including the very silly I Wanna Kiss Peter Florrick —  and I hope the music reflects some key themes of the show … office politics, current affairs, love, betrayal and death, each often mingled with humor.

“Hitting the Fan is a really important cue in the show …  the bonds between the main characters are shattered as Alicia and Cary leave Will and Diane to set up their own firm,” Buckley continued. “We wanted a different musical language to express this momentous shift, and so we hit on this Baroque/Classical style and it turned out that this track would inform the sound for the rest of the season.”

Here’s a sample: READ FULL STORY

'24: Live Another Day': Don't second-guess momma

In this teaser for Monday’s episode of Fox’s 24: Live Another Day, Michelle Fairley — aka Margot Al-Harazi — explains how hell hath no fury like a terrorist mother scorned. READ FULL STORY

Arsenio Hall show is yanked for good

The Arsenio Hall Show — which already earned a second season renewal – will not go on as planned.

“While there are many loyal fans of the show, the series did not grow its audience enough to continue,” said a spokesperson for CBS TV Distribution, which produced the talk show for the Tribune Station Group.  “Arsenio is a tremendous talent and we’d like to thank him for all the hard work and energy he put into the show. We’d also like to thank Tribune and all our station group partners for their support of the show.”

“When I started this adventure with CTD and Tribune, we all knew it would be a challenge,” continued Hall in a statement. “I’m gratified for the year we’ve had and proud of the show we created.  I’d like to thank everyone on my staff for rallying around me and striving to make the best show possible every night.”

Hall’s show debuted last September on 17 stations including WPIX, New York, at 11 p.m.; KTLA, Los Angeles, at 11 p.m.; and WGN, Chicago, at 10 p.m. Its median age was 50.1.

 

 

Before 'Crossbones,' 'CSI' was the only series John Malkovich considered -- LISTEN

John Malkovich has done TV movies and miniseries, but the May 30 premiere of NBC’s Crossbones marks his first role as a series regular. As Malkovich, who stars as the pirate Blackbeard in the drama from Luther creator Neil Cross, tells Entertainment Weekly Radio, he’d only ever been approached about starring in one other show: CSI, when William Peterson left the CBS procedural. “I had a conversation with Billy. I had a conversation with Gary Sinise, who’s also an old friend and does the other CSI. Sort of about what that was, what it meant, what the life was, etc.,” he says.

In the end, he couldn’t imagine losing his freedom to do other projects for nine months of the year. “I really had to think about it because I was doing two operas, I still direct plays all the time, doing other little films that interested me — I mean, that, okay, nobody saw and you don’t get paid for and blah, blah, blah, but that interested me. I didn’t know if I could see myself doing that. And both Billy and Gary thought they could not see me doing that, but go ahead if you want,” he adds with a laugh. READ FULL STORY

'The Strain': Guillermo del Toro on the creation of his FX series' big bad vampire -- EXCLUSIVE

Getting the flu is a major bummer. But it’s waaay preferable to a contagious virus that turns you into a vampire, the all-too-creepy premise behind FX’s July horror epic The Strain. Based on the book trilogy by director Guillermo del Toro (Pacific Rim) and author Chuck Hogan, and executive-produced by Lost’s ­Carlton Cuse, the 13-episode series focuses on an epidemiologist (House of Cards’ Corey Stoll) who must battle a parasitic sickness threatening to transform New Yorkers into plasma-loving monsters.

The main carrier of the ­disease? The Master, one of the oldest vampires in existence. The Strain’s brutal behemoth is so complicated to operate that it takes two men (actor Robert Maillet and dancer Roberto Campanella) plus several visual-effects artists to bring him to life on screen. Del Toro shares this exclusive early sketch of the villain and talks about creating the ultimate bloodsucker. READ FULL STORY

'Sons of Anarchy' casts Annabeth Gish as new sheriff

It’s a big day for Sons of Anarchy casting news: After the announcement that Marilyn Manson will be recurring in the final season, FX confirms that The Bridge‘s Annabeth Gish will play new sheriff Althea Jarry. The veteran of Stockton’s Organized Crime Unit will be tasked with solving the murders of Sheriff Eli Roosevelt and Tara Knowles. TVLine was the first to report the casting.

Like the sheriffs who’ve come before her, Jarry will learn she has to work with SAMCRO to keep bullets from flying — but she’ll be no pushover. (Here’s hoping she fares better than Agent Stahl.)

Gish, who’ll remain on The Bridge, won’t appear in the season 7 premiere, which features the debut of Manson as Ron Tully, a white supremacist prison shot-caller who Jax uses to expand his power base.

'Sons of Anarchy' casts Marilyn Manson in recurring role

Filming of Sons of Anarchy‘s final season got underway May 28. Here’s something to look forward to: Marilyn Manson will recur as Ron Tully, a white supremacist prison shot-caller who Jax uses to expand his power base. He’ll make his debut in the season 7 premiere this fall.

Sons has been such a big part of my life, as well as my father’s,” Manson says in FX’s announcement. “So I was determined to make him proud by being involved in what will probably be remembered as the most amazing piece of television cinema. After all, the very heart of SOA is about that relationship. So, now all I need is a motorcycle.”

UPDATE: The Bridge‘s Annabeth Gish has been cast as the new sheriff.

'The Bachelorette' sneak peek: Boyz II Men's Wanya Morris tolerates Andi's vocals -- EXCLUSIVE

Sometimes you want to hide your eyes when you watch The Bachelorette. Other times, you need to wrap that pillow around your head and cover your ears.

The two-night Bachelorette event that begins Sunday, June 1 apparently will be the latter, as 12 men get the “[group] date of a lifetime” when they have the opportunity to sing with Boyz II Men live in concert. In our exclusive sneak peek below, Boys II Men’s Wanya Morris tells Andi she sucks while practicing “I’ll Make Love to You.” He is not wrong. But they both seem to be having a great time nevertheless. READ FULL STORY

Season Finale Awards: 'Big Bang Theory' EP talks show's serious win

Seven seasons in, The Big Bang Theory has scored its most-watched finale and its first award for being “not funny.” Or so joked exec producer Steve Molaro, who phoned Entertainment Weekly Radio to accept our reader-voted Season Finale Award for Best Serious Moment in a Comedy for the train station scene.

The goal of the finale, as Molaro puts it, was to “chip away at Sheldon and break him down to the point where he just needed to leave to process everything.” The university wouldn’t let him change his field of study. Newly-engaged Leonard wanted to talk about new living arrangements (as did Amy). And the comic book store burned down. Leonard and Penny found an overwhelmed Sheldon at the train station and decided they needed to let him go. With the writers not yet back to work, Molaro won’t say how much the experience will change Sheldon, only that it will affect him.

Watching Penny kiss Sheldon’s cheek goodbye got Molaro choked up. But the half hour also packed enough laughs for readers to vote it Funniest Finale. Molaro shares his favorite joke in the interview below. READ FULL STORY

Season Finale Awards: 'Arrow' stunt team vows to somehow do it even better

When Arrow star Stephen Amell teased the show’s second season finale to EW, he said, “If we can’t win the stunt Emmy for this episode, then the system is broken, for sure. I’m starting a campaign, because it’s movie s— that we do in this finale.” Well, it’s working. The show’s stunt coordination was voted Most Likely to Earn Someone an Emmy in our 5th Annual Season Finale Awards.

Stunt coordinator J.J. Makaro and fight coordinator James Bamford phoned in to Entertainment Weekly Radio to accept the honor and chat about the blowout tunnel battle and the dual showdown between Oliver and Slade. “Both fights actually became more of a practical, on-the-day kind of situation,” Makaro says. “We really, really strongly rehearsed the final fight where we had to figure out where the editing points were gonna be [between past and present], but [the tunnel] was more a logistical planning situation where we just put James in a room and he just sat there and he planned. He sat for hours staring at the tunnel [thinking] where he was gonna put his people, where the camera was gonna move.”

Makaro is quick to point out that his team succeeds because of the respect the show’s other departments have for what they do. He also says he and Bamford are used to hearing the question we asked them: How in the world do you top this?

“We have that question asked of us every episode,” Makaro says. “We’ve got the most incredible writers. They come up with terrific ideas, they use them to fuel our imaginations and leave us open to take that and make it even bigger. So they keep pushing the bar higher and higher and higher for us. And that’s the fun and thrill of doing the show…. ‘Try to top this, try to top this.’ Greg Berlanti, our producer, has a mantra that says, ‘Never leave anything behind.’ Don’t save anything for tomorrow. Give it your best, give it your all, and then figure out tomorrow how to do it better.”

Listen to the interview below (at one point we lose Bamford, who was kind enough to call from Italy). Then watch those epic fight scenes again. READ FULL STORY

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