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'Private Practice,' 'CSI,' 'Nikita,' 'The Good Wife': Find out what's next in the Spoiler Room

My greatest hope is that this bountiful scoop report brings you a fraction of the joy I feel when scrolling through this Channing Tatum birthday gallery, which now has a place in my bookmarks toolbar under the word “happiness.”

My sad single life aside, if you see any show missing from here that you’d like some scoop on, shoot me a note at spoilerroom@ew.com! I’ll try to work it in next time.

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'CSI' scoop: 'Frasier' alum to play Ted Danson's wife

A former star of Frasier will join CSI for a multi-episode arc as Ted Danson’s wife.

EW has learned that Peri Gilpin will play Allison, the wife of D.B. Russell (Danson). She was born into a well-to-do and well-established family, and according to the official description: “She grew up in a world of sailboats and stables and society pages. The apple of her banker father’s eye, Allison could have had any suitor she wanted. But always rebellious, she chose to turn her back on privilege, marrying the iconoclastic criminalist, D.B. Russell. She is the keeper of the hearth at home with an easy way about her that belies an iron will. She is the intellectual equal of her brilliant husband, the one woman who doesn’t just rule his heart, but rules his life.”

Gilpin will debut on May 9. Her most recent TV appearances include spots on Grey’s Anatomy, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, and Desperate Housewives. She starred on Frasier from 1993 to 2004.

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'CSI' scoop: Look who's returning (and has surprising killer ties!) -- EXCLUSIVE

Without a Trace alum Enrique Murciano is dusting off his gun for a multi-episode arc on CSI, EW has learned, but it’s what brings him back to Vegas that might surprise you.

Viewers first met Det. Carlos Moreno (Murciano) back in season 10, when he helped the gang out on a case involving a dead police officer. This time, he’s hoping to help repair the broken legacy of his deceased stepfather…Det. Sam Vega!

Vega (Geoffrey Rivas) was killed earlier this season after it was revealed he’d turned into a vigilante cop of sorts, killing suspects who had escaped justice in cold cases. He was shot and killed during his attempt to claim another victim. Moreno’s connection to Vega will be revealed when he returns to help on a case involving a criminal sent to jail on Vega’s watch.

Bonus scoop: We may see some sparks fly between him and one of the ladies on the team!

What do you think of Murciano’s return and the twist, readers?

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'The River' actor jumps to 'CSI' for guest role -- EXCLUSIVE

An actor from an ABC drama will jump over to CBS on March 14 to heat up the action on CSI.

EW can report exclusively that Paul Blackthorne (The River, Lipstick Jungle) will guest-star as Tom, a pompous, slick, and charismatic college professor who teaches a popular class on the nature of celebrity. But a protegé of his who employs some questionable methods to operate his own gossipy video blog ends up dead. Tom ends up defending his methods to investigators, but makes no apologies at the same time.

Blackthorne currently plays a TV producer named Clark Quietly on ABC’s freshman suspense The River.

He guest-starred on CSI: Miami in 2010.

'CSI' ratings up for Elisabeth Shue debut; 'Survivor' drops

On Wednesday night, the premiere of CBS’ Survivor: One World faced Fox’s American Idol, while Elisabeth Shue joined the cast of CSI.

A two-hour Idol (18.6 million viewers, 6.0 adults 18-49 rating) won the night and was unfazed by the added reality competition from Survivor. Idol matched Monday’s episode of NBC’s The Voice and will likely edge higher in the national ratings this afternoon.

CBS was second with Survivor (10.7 million, 3.0) dipping 6 percent from last spring’s premiere. The durable long-running reality hit slips pretty much every cycle and this is a mild decline compared to some previous years. Still, last night marked the lowest-rated Survivor premiere ever.

Criminal Minds (11.8 million, 3.0) was down 9 percent. Despite having lower-rated lead-in this week, CSI (11.1 million, 2.7) climbed 8 percent for Shue’s first episode. That’s a potentially good sign. READ FULL STORY

'Touch' preview ratings solid, 'American Idol' slips

Fox’s series premiere of Kiefer Sutherland’s Touch had a promising preview Wednesday night, but the second week of American Idol slipped.

Touch opened to 11.9 million viewers and a 3.9 rating in the adult demo, while its lead-in, Idol, had 19.5 million viewers and a 6.4 rating — down 14 percent from last week’s two-hour season premiere (though only down about 7 percent from last week’s 8 p.m. hour).

Touch marks the highest retention (on a percentage basis) of a drama debuting after Idol, and is the second-biggest premiere for a new drama this season. Also keep in mind Glee once delivered a somewhat unspectacular rating in its post-Idol preview, then eventually became a hit for the network. Touch doesn’t officially premiere until March. READ FULL STORY

Marg Helgenberger on shooting her final 'CSI' episode, airing tonight: 'Really intense'

Goodbye, Catherine!

In preparation for Marg Helgenberger’s last episode of CSI — airing tonight on CBS — EW talked to the 53-year-old actress about becoming the third original star (behind Gary Dourdan and William Petersen) to depart the long-running crime drama, as well as what she’ll miss, and whether she’ll ever come back.

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: You say goodbye to the other members of the CSI team in the last scene of your final episode. Was that by design?
MARG HELGENBERGER  Yeah. I had asked for that to be the last scene ’cause I knew it was gonna be a really intense scene and I just didn’t want to play it before anything else. I don’t know if pressure is the right word, but I felt like a big bubble over my head, like, “This is an important day in my life.” It’s been such an incredible journey. I just wanted to make sure that…I said the right things.

How did you think it went?
I was really happy with the way it went. I mean, the scene, I had tweaked it. They had written it, but I tweaked it and they were okay with that. They said, “Really, whatever you want to say.”  My boyfriend said several times, “That was just really, really special.”  I mean, I knew that I was probably not gonna feel that kind o’ love. I mean, who knows? I hope to have another experience like that in my career, but that was a rare experience to end [my time on] the show that I still have enormous love for and respect for and pride and all of that. It was great. It was beautiful. It was really beautiful. Every time I’ve like thought about that day and leaving, I well up. Jorja Fox had written this card for me with a polar bear on it — a photograph of a polar bear. What she said in the card was so beautiful about how I’m an endangered species and blah, blah, blah. It was just so moving. So I just feel so blessed to have had this experience all these years.

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'CSI' says goodbye to Marg Helgenberger -- EXCLUSIVE

CSI on Wednesday bid an emotional farewell to star Marg Helgenberger, the latest original cast member to leave the long-running crime show on CBS. Cast and crew members — including series creator Anthony E. Zuiker and Executive Producer Carol Mendelsohn — packed the show’s set on the Universal City, Calif. lot to hear Helgenberger say goodbye after wrapping her 263rd episode as Catherine Willows. (The episode will air Jan. 25)

“I’ve been thinking a lot about this moment for a very long time,” began Helgenberger, who went on to reminisce about the show’s humble beginnings in 2000 and its becoming the worldwide phenomenon it is today. READ FULL STORY

Breaking: Elisabeth Shue joins 'CSI'

Marg Helgenberger may be leaving CSI in January but the veteran procedural found a pretty cool way to make up for the loss: The network announced today that Elisabeth Shue (Leaving Las Vegas) will join the show as a series regular.

She’ll play a CSI who just completed anger management training. Her character will be introduced in the episode airing Feb. 15. READ FULL STORY

'Grey's Anatomy,' 'Glee,' 'Criminal Minds,' 'American Horror Story': Find out what's next in the Spoiler Room

Awwww. Y’all know what I realized this week?

It’s been just about one year since we first started our show-mance (and I mean that quite literally). Our mutual love for television has brought us together and I couldn’t be happier about it. So many thanks for your readership, harassment, and love. Sometimes, it all even came rolled in a single e-mail. Crazies after my own heart — I love it.

So I hope you enjoy today’s installment and the comfort of knowing that you’re now officially my longest relationship ever. Woo!!… I think.

Also, celebrate by sending me more questions and ponderings. (E-mail: SpoilerRoom@EW.com or Tweet: @EWSandraG) You’re great people and I appreciate you. Happy Anniversary!! (Note: It was officially last Saturday, but in the grand tradition of all my relationships, I forgot. So we can celebrate now!)

‘GREY’S ANATOMY': KIM RAVER TALKS TEDDY’S GRIEF
So, readers, was Grey’s Anatomy not the most heart-wrenching thing ever last night? I was consoled only by the fact that I was sure there were other people somewhere bawling along with me. But aside from leaving me with puffy eyes, the episode also left us all with a burning question: What’s going to happen to poor Teddy? Well, when I spoke with Kim Raver, she weighed in on what’s next. “It’s like the time-bomb waiting to explode,” she says. “I know that she doesn’t just dissolve into a puddle on the floor. It’s not that kind of grieving. I know she will go into ‘Let me try to fix it’ mode. But we don’t know how long that will hold.” READ FULL STORY

'Glee,' 'How I Met Your Mother,' 'Parenthood,' 'The Secret Circle': Find out what's next in the Spoiler Room

Many, many scoops today. So let’s get to it.

But before we do, remember to be sending me your questions! Without you, there are no spoils to be had. So send all queries, theories, thoughts, and Get Well Soon messages (See the results of my clumsiness here) to: spoilerroom@ew.com or hit me up on Twitter: @EWSandraG.

‘GLEE': LET’S TALK ABOUT SEX
It’s hard to know where to begin talking about one of Glee‘s most anticipated episodes of the year. Thankfully, that’s not my problem, because I took your burning questions to resident Gleek lord Tim Stack, who offered up these monster teases! If you didn’t get a chance to submit any, you’re probably not following me on Twitter! Don’t miss out next time! READ FULL STORY

Scoop: 'Friday Night Lights' co-star to guest on 'CSI'

An alum of Friday Night Lights will don a badge on CSI. EW has learned that Matt Lauria — best known for playing Luke Cafferty on the football drama — will play an arrogant FBI agent on the CBS series.

Lauria’ new alter-ego will be Sac Pratt, a veteran lawdog who apparently comes to Sin City to throw his weight around with D.B. Russell (Ted Danson) and his team. Eventually, Sac plays nice with the Vegas gang.

Lauria will appear in at least three episodes, beginning with episode 9. He recently starred on Fox’s police drama The Chicago Code and the (tragically short-lived) Lipstick Jungle.

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CSI books Annabeth Gish for three episodes

'CSI' casting news: Annabeth Gish will play ....

A Pretty Little Liars friend from Catherine’s past will step inside the yellow tape of CSI next month.

EW has learned that Annabeth Gish, who played therapist Anne Sullivan on ABC Family’s Pretty Little Liars this summer, will join the CBS series for a three-episode arc.

She will play Laura, a childhood friend of Catherine’s (Marg Helgenberger) whose husband is investigated by the CSI team. Laura is married to a billionaire head of a military contractor who may (or may not) have played a role in a recent arms theft. (The husband has yet to be cast). Gish’s arc will begin with episode 9 of CSI.

From 2006-08, Gish earned critical praise for her work in Showtime’s Brotherhood as Eileen Caffee, the wife of Rhode Island state representative Tommy Caffee. Her previous credits include The West Wing and The X-Files.

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