It’s time to wave goodbye to the cul-de-sac for awhile, figuratively and literally. Not only does tonight bring the one-hour season finale of Cougar Town (ABC, 9:30 p.m. ET/PT), Jules (Courteney Cox) and the gang leave Florida to jet off to Hawaii, where Jules’ son, Travis (Dan Byrd), has apparently decided to become a beach bum. Plenty of Hawaiian high jinks await you, including but not limited to tropical versions of Big Carl and Penny Can. “I think people will really dig it,” says co-creator/exec producer Bill Lawrence. “Just so it wouldn’t seem like a typical ‘resort episode,’ we shot in and around Hawaii too. We took some shots at doing stuff that people haven’t seen, hopefully.… But mostly it was an excuse to get the tabloid people out taking pictures of Courteney in a bikini.” Kick off your shoes and luxuriate in the following teasers from Lawrence about tonight’s finale. READ FULL STORY
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'House,' 'Desperate Housewives,' 'Good Wife,' 'White Collar': Find out what's next in the Spoiler Room
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‘HOUSE’ GOES OFF THE CLOCK – AND IT’S DISGUSTING(LY AWESOME)
The penultimate episode of House takes us behind the curtain of our favorite doctors’ lives – and let’s just put this out there: These people are highly troubled. Oh, but that’s why we love them. READ FULL STORY
Season finale alert! When to expect goodbye episodes from 'Survivor,' 'Chuck,' and 'Saturday Night Live'
Where did the time ago? It seems like just yesterday that we were anxiously awaiting the start of Lone Star; now we can barely remember that two-timing cad. That’s because it’s season finale time – that heartbreaking period when we bid adieu to nine months of scripted heaven to make way for three months of unscripted hell on the broadcast networks. (Don’t worry, Big Brother: We still adore thee).
Fire up your DVR playlists, kids … here are all the broadcast net finales. READ FULL STORY
InsideTV Podcast: Is 'The Voice' better than 'American Idol'? Plus: 'Survivor' and 'Cougar Town' talk
Maybe it was simply due to the pimped-out spinning chairs with the badass button and “I Want You!” lettering, but we were totally smitten with the debut episode of NBC’s The Voice. Our interest shocked even us seeing as how a televised singing competition is the last thing this world needs (get ready for two more with Bravo’s Platinum Hit and Fox’s X Factor). We loved the anticipation of seeing if anyone would buzz in, and then the follow-up anticipation of seeing which coach a singer would choose. We also liked how competitive the celebrity coaches got (next week: Adam Levine vs. Christina Aguilera in a steel cage match!). But how does the show stack up to American Idol? If you could only watch one from here on out, which would it be? Annie Barrett, Jessica Shaw and I answer that very question on the newest edition of the InsideTV Podcast READ FULL STORY
Our long national wait for the next new Cougar Town is almost over. The show returns with two episodes this week — one tonight after Dancing With the Stars, and one in its regular Wednesday time slot. Tonight’s episode has Bobby (Brian Van Holt) and Laurie (Busy Philipps) partnering for a business venture to bring “Penny Can” to the masses. Viewers will be able to dial a working phone number for details on how to purchase their own “Bobby Cobb Official Competition Penny Can” — and for a chance to speak to a member of the cast or one of the creators. (According to ABC, the cast and co-creators Bill Lawrence and Kevin Biegel will take turns carrying a cell phone connected to the number for at least a few weeks and answer it when they can.) We talked to Josh Hopkins recently, and though he couldn’t tell us when his first shift was, he was already thinking up ways to entertain callers. “Maybe I could sing a song. Maybe I could leave outgoing messages on answering machines with a ‘Penny can!'” READ FULL STORY
'Criminal Minds,' 'Castle,' 'Cougar Town,' 'Supernatural,' 'Glee': Find out what's next in the Spoiler Room
Spoiler Room is coming to you liiiiiive from L.A. this week, where I’m trolling around PaleyFest looking for word on your favorite shows. Tonight, I’m headed to the Community panel and Wednesday night is Glee. Spoilery questions/musings about these two shows — and all your favorite shows, for that matter — can be emailed to email@example.com or send them to me on Twitter @EWSandraG.
See y’all Friday! READ FULL STORY
It was less than two months ago that we watched tsunami warnings sound on an episode of CBS’ Hawaii Five-0. In the wake of the 8.9-magnitude earthquake in Japan, the cast and crew have heard them again. Fortunately, the tsunami waves that have hit the Hawaiian islands have been modest and reportedly caused no major damage. Star Daniel Dae Kim tweeted about the warning and earthquake, the largest ever recorded in Japan, early this morning, calling them a “Reality check.” He added, “Thank you for all your thoughts and prayers. My family and I have moved to high ground. Now we wait…” Hawaii Five-0 executive producer Peter Lenkov, in LA, followed up on Twitter three hours later. “Cast & Crew safe. All at high ground. So far it’s wait and see. Thanks for all the thoughts and prayers.” (UPDATE: A rep for CBS Television Studios tells EW, “Hawaii had no land damage we are told, and therefore production is shooting today.”) READ FULL STORY
'House,' 'How I Met Your Mother,' 'Parenthood,' Justin Bieber on 'CSI': Find out what's next in the Spoiler Room
I’m not one to exaggerate, so you can believe me when I say I have some killer scoop that’s deathly good this week.
Not only did I speak with executive producer Greg Yaitanes about one of the biggest episodes of House you’ve ever seen, Shay Mitchell about Pretty Little Liars, and Craig Thomas about the next few (happy!) episodes of How I Met Your Mother, but I also have a HUGE Justin Bieber-related CSI spoiler. Plus there’s Cougar Town casting scoop, Michael and Nikita spoilers, dish from Spartacus: Gods of the Arena ‘s Aussie star Dustin Clare, and a ton more! Dig in with the fury of a million Bieber fans competing for a lock of his baby hair. GO! READ FULL STORY
‘BURN NOTICE': PREQUEL MOVIE SCOOP!
You’re probably nursing a TV hangover from last night’s two-hour season finale, I know, but I come with the scoop equivalent of a greasy breakfast cure. In our convo with Bruce Campbell, the actor spilled some juicy deets on the upcoming Sam Axe-centered Burn Notice TV movie, which shows us Sam’s last CIA mission in the mountains of Colombia. READ FULL STORY
ABC has set the premiere dates for its new midseason comedies Mr. Sunshine and Happy Endings. The former series will bow Feb. 9 and stars Matthew Perry as a self-absorbed manager of a San Diego sports arena. It also stars Allison Janney (The West Wing) and Andrea Anders (Better Off Ted). Happy Endings joins the schedule on April 13 and stars Elisha Cuthbert (24) as a gal who breaks up with her fiancee (Zach Knighton of FlashForward) on their wedding day.
Mr. Sunshine temporarily replaces Cougar Town, which will return to its regular time slot on April 13. Happy Endings – and reruns of Modern Family — will follow the run of Off the Map, the latest medical drama from Shonda Rhimes.
The Wednesday schedule for Feb. 9 through April 6 is as follows: READ FULL STORY
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