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'Charlie's Angels' loses flight; 'How to Be a Gentleman' struggles

The competition took a beating Thursday because of The X Factor, which gave FOX a win in adults 18-49 (3.9 rating/10 share) and another chance to boast about its domination (like, how its the first time ever that Fox has won the first two Thursdays of the season). The two-hour show averaged 11.9 million, according to early results.

Charlie’s Angels took a direct hit on ABC — earning a mere 1.5/4, which was down 29 percent versus last week. It averaged 7.1 million. Grey’s Anatomy suffered but not too terribly; it earned a 3.5/9 (10 million) but was still down 15 percent. Most of the damage was heaped upon Kate Walsh and the return of Private Practice, which earned a 2.8/8 (and 7.8 million) and logged its lowest-rated premiere ever. READ FULL STORY

Thursday ratings: 'Charlie's Angels' modest, 'X Factor' steady

Premiere explosion Thursday unveiled 10 season debuts, plus several crucial second episodes of the fall. Some initial first-glance key results: ABC’s Charlie’s Angels opened modestly with 8.7 million viewers and a 2.1 adults 18-49 rating, the second night of Fox’s The X Factor held nearly steady with 12.5 million viewers and a 4.3 rating, and NBC’s Prime Suspect disappointed with 6 million and 1.8.

Let’s go network by network and break this down. Fox won the night with X Factor (the first time its won a premiere week Thursday in the network’s history, in fact), off by only a tenth of a point from Wednesday night rating. Showing this strong retention for the second episode is definitely good news for Fox and Simon Cowell.

On CBS, a one-hour Big Bang Theory (14.4 million, 4.9) was stable with last fall’s premiere and also won the night. The premiere of J.J. Abrams’ new thriller Person of Interest (13.2 million, 3.1) had a solid number, but was down 9 percent from the debut of CSI in the time period last year. At 10 p.m., the return of The Mentalist (13.3 million, 2.8) was off 18 percent from last fall, despite its Red John finale cliffhanger. READ FULL STORY

'Community' scoop: 'RuPaul's Drag Race' star Shangela, a.k.a. D.J. Pierce, to guest star


RuPaul’s Drag Race fave Shangela is headed back to TV! EW has exclusively learned that Shangela — also known by her out-of-drag name D.J. Pierce — just wrapped a small, but important, guest spot on an upcoming episode of NBC’s comedy Community.

The episode, currently slated to air Nov. 3, finds Pierce playing a drag character, Miss Urbana Champaign, that makes a gut-busting viral video praising the use of Pierce’s (Chevy Chase) Hawthorne Wipes in a way that is not exactly how they were originally intended to be used. The video leads to the wipes gaining iconic status and propels Chase’s Pierce to throw a big party — that is, until his father Cornelius Hawthorne (Larry Cedar) shuts it down.

So just what is D.J. Pierce’s character’s scandalous use for the wipes? We can’t say exactly. But considering that Pierce is a drag queen in real life and considering that does indeed influence his role in the episode, there are just so many possibilities, right? Just think about it a little bit, people! READ FULL STORY

Did you know 'Community' season 2 was really a moody psycho-sexual thriller? -- VIDEO

Thought you were watching a fun, lighthearted romp last season on Community? Maybe you should re-think that drink. As you can see in this film trailer montage video below, courtesy of, there are deep, dark tensions snaking through the Greendale campus, thanks to the three-headed serpent named Jeff-Annie-Britta. Was this Fatal Attraction-like video a hint about the psycho-sexual direction of the new season (which starts next Thursday, by the way)? Consider this: When Joel McHale was asked in last week’s issue of EW whom Jeff would romantically target next, he answered, “It’s going back to Annie. That said, because Jeff and Britta have had secret sex for a year, it’s not as simple as you think.” Press play and remember: People aren’t playthings.  READ FULL STORY

'Community' season 2 DVD DJ Steve Porter remix: Watch!

The second season of NBC’s Community hits DVD tomorrow, and to get you in the mood, watch the fairly incredible “Community Season 2 DVD DJ Steve Porter Remix” video that premiered at Comic-Con. It artfully splices together dialogue (and some of the season’s most memorable moments) to make the vocals of a two-minute dance track. It won’t actually be on the DVD, so watch it below.  READ FULL STORY

'Grey's Anatomy,' 'NCIS: LA,' 'How I Met Your Mother,' 'Drop Dead Diva': Find out what's next in the Spoiler Room

This week has been my favorite week of all time for at least the past 10 years. It’s the week EW’s Fall TV Preview hits stands! No joke, the issue is full of great scoop. (And no one even forced me to write that!) So combine that awesomeness with the goodies in today’s column, and you’ve got yourself a giant feast of spoiler-y goodness this wonderful Friday. I issue a hundred “You’re welcome”s in advance, you spoiled human beings. (Wow, did I accidentally make a pun? This is shaping up to be literally the best day ever.)

For the record, I don’t know who spiked my morning tea either. But remind me to thank them. Also, let me thank you, the wonderful people who are sending questions every week. You are appreciated it. Now, keep it up!

E-mail all queries to or tweet me: @EWSandraG. Onward!


'Community': Are these season 3 pictures from a dream sequence or the craziest episode ever?

I can’t fathom how the following two promo pictures from Community‘s season premiere are connected. I’m going to go with dream sequence, but with this show, you never know.

At first glance, this photo of Joel McHale from the season premiere of Community seemed mildly inappropriate. (Or am I the only one with a filthy mind?) But upon closer inspection, the only implication being made by this interestingly positioned ax appears to be that Jeff is about to use it on someone. (Look at those crazy eyes!)

Meanwhile, Shirley, dressed in the shiniest ensemble I’ve seen since my evening on the Vegas strip, descending a randomly placed staircase in the middle of the study room. Check it out below: READ FULL STORY

First James Spader 'The Office' promo -- VIDEO

Want to see James Spader match wits with Dwight Schrute on The Office?

That’s just one scene in this extended NBC fall comedy preview that’s going to be screening in movie theaters this weekend (hey, it definitely beats those ads). Aside from teasing The Office (could Craig Robinson be the new manager?), the first-online EW exclusive clip reel also includes moments from Parks & Recreation, a first look at John Goodman on Community, along with moments from new shows Up All Night starring Christina Applegate and Will Arnett, Free Agents with Hank Azaria, and Whitney starring Whitney Cummings. It’s all below here: READ FULL STORY

'Fringe,' 'Sons of Anarchy,' 'Castle,' 'Community': Find out what's next in the Spoiler Room

Did you know the first 100 words of this column are the last 100 words I write every week? I say this for two reasons: 1) If you’ve ever noticed the coherency of this column increases as you work your way through it, you now know why. 2) You now also have an incentive to click to the second page of this column. (Yes! I’m paginated now! << I don’t know if that statement is the “Spoiler Room” speaking or yours truly. I’m going to say it’s the “room” since I, in fact, am not paginated.)

At any rate, take note of the little number “2” because it’s your path 2 more scoop. (See what I did there.) Hey, I warned you just one paragraph ago…

Remember to send scoop requests to (note to the two smooshed “r”s) and follow me on Twitter for more things that don’t make a lot of sense and a few things that do (like TV scoop!). @EWSandraG READ FULL STORY

'Vampire Diaries,' 'Bones,' 'How I Met Your Mother,' 'NCIS,': Find out what's next in the Spoiler Room

It’s beginning to look a lot like fall TV time! And I’m so excited, I could scream! But that would be really awkward for the person in the office next to me, I imagine.

Instead, I’ll sit here and wait for your questions to pop up in the Spoiler Room inbox (

Clearly my brain is fried. So I’ll leave you to read. Remember to send in your inquiries and follow me on Twitter for more awkward thoughts (and maybe some scoop): @EWSandraG.


We wouldn’t wish suffering on anyone… except for maybe The Vampire Diaries’ Matt Donovan. But that’s only because actor Zach Roerig guts us when he gets teary. TVD exec producer Julie Plec almost got our eyes wet describing how Matt will figure into the season 3 story line that has Jeremy (Steven R. McQueen) seeing the ghosts of his dead exes — including Matt’s late sister Vicki (Kayla Ewell). READ FULL STORY

More 'Community' bloopers from season 2, featuring booger checks and Betty White

Last week, we treated you to a batch of bloopers from season 2 of Community. This week? We’re totally pulling a last week on you. That’s right, here is a second reel of gaffes, goofs, and good cheer from the NBC comedy’s second season DVD (out Sept. 6) that screened last weekend at Comic-Con. If you’ve ever wanted to see Chevy Chase (Pierce) struggle to explain something technical to Donald Glover (Troy), Danny Pudi (Abed) give Gillian Jacobs (Britta) a nostril examination, and guest-star Betty White use the term “closet cougar,” then you have oddly specific wishes that we just might able to fulfill. So hit that play button!


John Goodman joins 'Community' for six-episode arc

Give a big Greendale welcome to John Goodman: The Roseanne vet has enrolled in Community for a six-episode guest stint, EW has confirmed. (Vulture first reported the news.) Goodman will play Vice Dean Laybourne, a distinguished, confident administrator who runs the school of Air Conditioning Repair at Greendale Community College — and one who locks horns with Dean Pelton (Jim Rash). At Comic-Con this weekend, the NBC comedy announced that Michael K. Williams (The Wire) will guest star in three episodes as Prof. Kane, a new biology teacher who clashes with Jeff (Joel McHale). Both Goodman and Williams appear in the season 3 premiere, which airs Sept. 22.


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