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'Veep': Julia Louis-Dreyfus's staffers snap and curse (even more) in deleted scenes -- EXCLUSIVE

Forget coffee — this NSFW video of Veep‘s prickly, foul-mouthed characters demanding cappuccinos with “crack sprinkles” and hissing about the “most important piss” their boss has ever taken should be the only energy boost you need. The first season of HBO’s caustic political comedy hits DVD and Blu-ray next Tuesday; beyond even more deleted scenes, the release features a few shorts starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus’s hapless vice president, a making-of documentary, and commentary from creator Armando Iannucci and Louis-Dreyfus, among others.

If you still haven’t caught the series that won the Seinfeld alum her latest Emmy — for shame! — consider this a decent introduction. When even the material that got cut crackles, you know the show’s gotta be good.

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PaleyFest 2013: 'The Big Bang Theory' cast on the origins of 'bazinga' and more

Sheldon Cooper, Leonard Hofstadter, and Raj Koothrappali may not be doctors of the medical sort, but they still know how to serve up a heaping dosage of best medicine (a.k.a. laughs — lots of them) to a sold-out audience. At least, that’s what their real-life counterparts — along with other cast members and writer-producers of The Big Bang Theory — did Wednesday evening for the CBS comedy’s PaleyFest panel in Beverly Hills’ Saban Theatre.

The event, presented by the Paley Center for Media, was pretty short on spoilers. The production schedule is currently not that far ahead of viewers, who will get to see the 19th episode of season 6 tonight, but there were plenty of entertaining and funny behind-the-scenes stories and playful moments among the talent on the panel, which was moderated by NCIS actress Pauley Perrette.

Read on for 10 highlights from the Big Bang Theory panel. [Update: Clips from the panel are now on Hulu -- watch the cast discuss their recent flash mob in the clip below, and click here for more clips and a video with the whole panel.] READ FULL STORY

Melissa McCarthy to host 'Saturday Night Live' on April 6

Lost in the excitement about Justin Timberlake’s fifth SNL outing was this nugget of news: sitcom and big screen star Melissa McCarthy will host the sketch show on April 6. Though reports speculating about McCarthy’s return to Saturday Night Live circulated last week — and EW first caught wind of it in late February — her stint wasn’t officially confirmed until Saturday’s show. SNL also confirmed that French rock band Phoenix will serve as its next musical guest.

McCarthy earned rave reviews and impressive ratings when she hosted SNL for the first time in October 2011, just a few weeks after nabbing a Best Actress Emmy for her work on Mike & Molly. Her latest film, Identity Thief, is the biggest box-office hit of the young year, with more than $116 million in grosses; the star’s next movie, a buddy-cop comedy called The Heat costarring Sandra Bullock, is expected June 28. Phoenix, too, has something major to promote: its upcoming fifth studio album, Bankrupt!, which drops April 22.

Here’s a taste of what we can expect from McCarthy’s return:

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Watch the trailer for Louis C.K.'s upcoming HBO special 'Oh My God' -- VIDEO

You may have to wait until the futuristic-sounding 2014 for Louis CK to return to your television on a weekly basis, but you’re mere weeks away from seeing his next stand-up special on HBO. Premiering April 13, Oh My God is an hour-long stand-up concert that was recorded last month in Phoenix and showcases the Emmy- and Grammy-wining comedian riffing on such topics as “the food chain, animals, divorce, strange anecdotes, broken morality, murder, and mortality.” If you have yet to hear a killer food-chain joke, our guess is you’re about to.

Would you like an overblown, uberdramatic, hyped-to-the-max trailer for the special? You got it — with a twist: The master self-loather artfully deconstructs one while bringing his awkward nightmare to life. It really is fitting for “the Greatest Comedy of the Generation of Blah Blah Ever to Do a Thing on a Thing.” Solid gold microphone drop. READ FULL STORY

New episodes of 'Whose Line Is It Anyway?' to air on The CW this summer -- UPDATE

It’s not a March Fools joke — improvisational comedy showcase Whose Line Is It Anyway? really is returning to television

News of the series’s revival broke this morning, when star Colin Mochrie released this coy tweet:

The CW confirmed the show’s return with a press release this afternoon, saying that new episodes of Whose Line will air on the network this summer. A premiere date will be announced at a later time.

The new incarnation will be hosted by The Talk host Aisha Tyler, a comedian who also stars on FX’s Archer. Master improvisers Mochrie, Ryan Stiles, and Wayne Brady — all cast members of the original show — will appear in each episode, along with one special guest comedian.

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'Boy Meets World' reboot star Rowan Blanchard on playing Cory and Topanga's daughter -- EXCLUSIVE

Last month, EW broke the news that 11-year-old Rowan Blanchard landed the coveted spot of Riley, the daughter of Cory (Ben Savage) and Topanga (Danielle Fishel), in the pilot for the Boy Meets World reboot, Girl Meets World, which goes into production for the Disney Channel this month.

For the issue of ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY on stands now, EW spoke exclusively to Blanchard, who most recently starred in Spy Kids: All the Time in the World in 4D, about almost getting passed up for the part, meeting her on-screen parents for the first time, and the kinds of dilemmas her character will face (let’s just say boys are involved). READ FULL STORY

'Boy Meets World' stars Ben Savage and Danielle Fishel on reuniting for 'Girl Meets World'

After playing on-air sweethearts Cory and Topanga for seven seasons, Boy Meets World’s Ben Savage and Danielle Fishel, are reigniting their TV relationship for the highly anticipated Disney reboot, Girl Meets World. In the new issue of Entertainment Weekly on stands Friday, we speak to Savage, Fishel, Girl Meets World exec producer Michael Jacobs and Rowan Blanchard—who was just cast to play Cory and Topanga’s daughter, Riley—for scoop on the pilot.

Savage and Fishel talked to EW about why they signed on to Girl Meets World, how they feel about working together again, and why they really do feel like a married couple. They also share the story of the text that restarted their (TV) marriage. READ FULL STORY

'Teen Wolf' Tyler Posey heads to 'Workaholics' -- EXCLUSIVE CLIP

On tonight’s episode of Workaholics, Tyler Posey is trading fur and claws for f-bombs and bathtubs filled with off-brand Four Loko. The Teen Wolf actor guest stars on Comedy Central’s bromantic favorite as Jillian’s (Jillian Bell) nephew Bobby, a cocky 18-year-old who enlists the TelAmeriCorp gang to help him lose his virginity.

The role was a dream come true for Posey. “I’m a HUGE fan of the show,” he told EW via email from the remote, undisclosed location where he’s currently filming Teen Wolf‘s third season. “I have every episode recorded.” And though he had a blast appearing on the show, Posey’s also not sure how the spot turned out: “I’m kind of nervous about seeing it because I’ve never really done comedy.”

Should the heartthrob consider branching out from teen dramas more often? Judge for yourself by watching the exclusive clip below. Warning: Though there’s bleeping, it’s still pretty NSFW.

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'Boy Meets World' creator Michael Jacobs gives the scoop on his 'Girl Meets World' pilot

After months of speculation surrounding the Boy Meets World reboot, Girl Meets World, it seems like the pieces are finally starting to come together. Early last week, EW broke the news that 11-year-old Rowan Blanchard was cast to play the series’ Girl, Riley Matthews. Since then, producers have also filled the spot of Riley’s best friend, Maya (Sabrina Carpenter), and announced the addition of two more roles (including one, Shamus Farkle, who sounds a whole lot like BMW’s resident geek Minkus). So, who else can we expect to see on Girl Meets World? And what will Cory and Topanga be like now that they’re all grown up? Entertainment Weekly spoke to Boy Meets World creator Michael Jacobs, who is exec producing the Girl Meets World pilot for Disney, to get the scoop on what fans of the coming-of-age classic should expect.
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Christoph Waltz to host 'Saturday Night Live' Feb. 16

Sounds like a bingo for Lorne Michaels: NBC announced today that Django Unchained star Christoph Waltz will host SNL for the first time on Feb. 16. Though the Best Supporting Actor winner (and current nominee) has never appeared on NBC’s sketch series before, he has shown off his comedic timing on talk shows like Jimmy Kimmel Live! — as well as in his signature menacing-yet-hilarious roles in Quentin Tarantino’s Django and Inglourious Basterds.

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'New Girl': Brooklyn Decker talks 'psycho'-sexual guest spot, set secrets

You might not be able to tell by the image above, but playing Strip True American isn’t all fun and games. If you ask Brooklyn Decker, that is. The supermodel-turned-star — who guest on a rambunctious new episode of New Girl tonight — admits that the show’s fan-favorite, history-themed drinking game turned perilous at times. “There were a few close calls” when she had to pile onto an unsteady ottoman with stars Jake Johnson (center) and Max Greenfield. But, she adds about the lawless game, “I feel like if you actually show blood or if you fall and get a bruise, you probably get more points in True American — so that might work to your advantage.” READ FULL STORY

'Boy Meets World' spin-off: Meet Cory and Topanga's daughter -- EXCLUSIVE

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Boy Meets World fans, meet your Girl: EW has exclusively learned that 11-year-old Rowan Blanchard will play the daughter of Cory (Ben Savage) and Topanga (Danielle Fishel) in the Disney Channel spin-off of Boy Meets World, titled Girl Meets World.

The Los Angeles-based actress — with credits in Spy Kids: All the Time in World in 4D and The Back-up Plan — was just notified tonight that she’d be playing the part of Cory and Topanga’s daughter Riley Matthews after a nationwide casting search.

“As soon as Rowan walked into the room, I was reminded of why Ben Savage was loved as Cory Matthews,” says Michael Jacobs, who’s producing the Girl Meets World pilot. “Rowan is real and accessible and I am hopeful this girl is about to meet a world that will love growing up with her as well.”

It should be stressed, however, that the return to World is still a ways away: The pilot for Girl Meets World is set to begin production next month. If it gets greenlit to series (which is all but assured), expect this Girl to find her place on Disney Channel’s 2013-14 schedule.

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Read more:
10 stars you forgot were on ‘Boy Meets World’ — VIDEO
Cory and Topanga 4-ever: Ben Savage and Danielle Fishel set to return to Disney ‘Boy Meets World’ spinoff
‘Boy Meets World’ sequel: Casting breakdown reveals Cory has become…Mr. Feeny?
‘Boy Meets World’ Disney spinoff: Great idea or the best idea?

Bloop! NeNe Leakes gives Betty White wine-tossing tips -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

Considering that Betty White has nearly 70 years of experience in the entertainment industry, and The New Normal star NeNe Leakes is still establishing herself as an actress, you’d think White would be the only one doling out tips during their meeting of the minds. But Leakes, a reality TV pro who competed on The Celebrity Apprentice and currently appears on The Real Housewives of Atlanta, has one up on White in the dramatic art… of throwing drinks in others’ faces.

For two new, Housewives-studded episodes of Betty White’s Off Their Rockers tomorrow night (the second features Beverly Hills‘ Adrienne Maloof, Camille Grammer, and Kyle Richards), Leakes pays White a visit, and hilarity ensues. Watch EW’s exclusive clip below. READ FULL STORY

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