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Death watch 2011: Fall TV survival status report

UPDATED: So far, so predictable: All the shows that have been pink-slipped were pretty much expected. (Across the nation, scores of TV critics are crowing “we told you so!”) Now comes the really tough decisions: Some new (and old) shows are still posting ratings south of a 2.0 rating (here’s looking at you, Prime Suspect), but at what point does a network start to hit bone when it makes so many painful cuts?

Let’s look at the latest, season-to-date averages in adults 18-49, the demographic of most concern to advertisers. (Note: We’ve included the averages for the shows that have already earned full-season orders. Yeah, we’re scratching our heads at some of those CW pickups, too). READ FULL STORY

'American Horror Story': Watch a clip from the scary series premiere! -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

EW already gave you a glimpse of the horrifying basement featured in the opening credits for FX’s American Horror Story, premiering Oct. 5 at 10 p.m. Now, we’re taking you back downstairs for this exclusive clip from the premiere. The show is centered on the Harmon family — Ben (Dylan McDermott), Vivian (Connie Britton), and Violet (Taissa Farmiga) — who move to from Boston to Los Angeles and buy a house whose former inhabitants have died.

In this scene, Violet and Tate (Evan Peters), a troubled teen being treated by psychiatrist Ben, lure an unsuspecting mean girl to the Harmon’s basement in order to scare her. But what happens next is scarier than Violet ever could have imagined. Watch it below:  READ FULL STORY

Michael Emerson to former 'Lost' co-star Terry O'Quinn: I won't quit you, either!

Our ongoing lobbying coverage of a potential John Locke/Benjamin Linus TV reunion continues! Last week, Terry O’Quinn (now guest-starring on CBS’ Hawaii Five-0 with ex-Oceanic 815er Daniel Dae Kim) told EW he still wants to work with fellow Lost co-star Michael Emerson (now on CBS’ Person of Interest), even though plans for a J.J. Abrams-produced action-drama vehicle fell apart earlier this year. Said O’Quinn: “I was actually looking to do a series after Lost. … Michael and I fiddled around with one and we sort of got through the process of generating some interest in it, and we just didn’t come up with a script that everyone agreed on. Michael and I stay in touch; we still talk about that. Maybe we’ll make it happen before we get too creaky. I would love to have at least one more good experience like Lost.”

“I feel very much the same way,” Emerson tells EW.com. “I was very gratified to read that in the press. We’ve both told each other that even though there may be some bumps along the road, sooner or later, we’re going to work together.” For fans of Emerson’s new show with Jim Caviezel (and there could be a lot of them: Person of Interest launched last week to 13.2 million viewers), the actor has some scoop about tonight’s episode (airing at 9/8 c): READ FULL STORY

'New Girl' gets full season order

Looks like it’s not so bad being the new girl.

Fox just announced it has ordered an additional 11 episodes of its freshman comedy, New Girl, bringing the full order to 24 episodes.

The Zooey Deschanel show, which premiered last week and was Fox’s highest-rated sitcom debut ever, held up this week in the ratings, retaining 92 percent of its premiere audience. It also earned an impressive 5.2 rating in the all-important 18-34 demographic.

Read more:
Ratings: ‘New Girl’ keeps her cool in second week
Zooey Deschanel on her ‘New Girl’ role: ‘If I had read this character in a movie script, I would’ve jumped on board immediately’
EW’s ‘New Girl’ recaps

'American Horror Story': Watch the terrifying opening credits sequence -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

FX’s new series American Horror Story is without a doubt one of the scariest things ever produced for television. Usually you have to hit up a multiplex for the kind of jolts delivered by this thriller, but creators Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk (Glee) have crafted a small-screen roller coaster ride. The series follows the Harmon Family — husband Ben (Dylan McDermott), wife Vivian (Connie Britton), daughter Violet (Taissa Farmiga) — as they move into an old Los Angeles home with a dark history. For example, the home’s basement not only is in need of dusting but also might be the resting place of a serious evil creature, seen in the Oct. 5 premiere. And then there’s the man in the rubber fetish suit…

Even scarier than all this? AHS’s opening credits sequence, which EW is exclusively premiering today. READ FULL STORY

'Playboy Club' star Sean Maher opens up about his sexuality: 'This is my coming out ball'

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Firefly alum and Playboy Club actor Sean Maher has worked steadily in Hollywood for 14 years, and during that time, he made the choice to be closeted about his personal life as a gay man — until now.

For the first time, Maher opens up about his sexuality in an exclusive interview with Entertainment Weekly. “I was nervous coming here today because I’ve just never talked about it,” Maher says, while sitting down to chat at Little Dom’s Italian bistro in Los Angeles’ trendy Los Feliz neighborhood, the area where the actor lives with Paul, his partner of nearly nine years, and their two children, Sophia Rose, 4, and Liam Xavier, 14 months. “But, it’s so liberating. It was interesting to be coming to have a conversation that I was always afraid to have.” Despite his trepidation, he adds with a big smile: “This is my coming out ball. I’ve been dying to do this.”

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Dean Cain on his prolific TV movie career, including tonight's 'A Mile in His Shoes'

You know, Dean Cain really doesn’t get enough credit. Not only is he one of the hardest working men in showbiz, with no fewer than a half-dozen TV movies every year, but his Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (1993-1997) anticipated pop culture’s current superhero obsession. Tonight, he plays a different kind of hero on GMC’s A Mile in His Shoes, an intimate drama about a minor league baseball manager who recruits and mentors a young man named Mickey Tussler (Luke Schroder), who has Asperger’s Syndrome—and a killer fastball. It’s the kind of heartfelt role that most appeals to Cain. After all, he still considers his most important job to be that of father to his eleven-year-old son. We caught up with the 45-year-old actor and discussed his incredibly prolific TV movie career, why he hasn’t taken a part as a series regular in years, and what he thinks of Hollywood’s caped-crusader craze. Check out our interview with Superman and a clip from tonight’s A Mile in His Shoes after the break. READ FULL STORY

'Revenge' creator Mike Kelley: 'You will have all of the answers by the 13th episode'

The new fall TV season has officially begun, and one of the breakout shows (and one of the favorites around the EW offices) is ABC’s new nighttime soap Revenge. Starring Brothers & Sisters‘ Emily VanCamp as the vengeful Emily Thorne, who seeks retribution for her framed father, Revenge premiered on Wednesday to a surprisingly healthy 10.1 million viewers. So how will this soap play out? “I will tell you will have all of the answers to all of the questions that the pilot poses by the 13th episode,” says creator/executive producer Mike Kelley (Swingtown). READ FULL STORY

'Fringe': Joshua Jackson pens key mythology tale in new digital comic 'Beyond the Fringe' -- FIRST LOOK

Now we know what happened to Peter Bishop after he disappeared from history in last May’s season finale of Fringe — he took a job writing comics.

In advance of the Fox’s sci-fi saga’s season four premiere on Friday (9/8c PM), DC Entertainment is launching Beyond The Fringe, a new comic book series that fans of the show can buy for 99 cents via digital download. The first installment — available this afternoon at read.dccomics.com — is written by Joshua Jackson himself and drawn Jorge Jimenez. (Cover art is by Drew Johnson.) New issues will post every two weeks and will alternate between “A storylines” and “B storylines.” The former will explore uncharted regions of the show’s mythology; the latter will feature “what if?” tales that imagine variations of events and adventures.

Jackson’s three-part “A” arc is entitled “Peter and The Machine” and takes place between the events depicted in the season three finale and the forthcoming season premiere. DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Television supplied EW with a two-page excerpt from the comic, sans captions and word balloons. However, since we watch Fringe wayyy too closely, we might surmise the context.  READ FULL STORY

'Doctor Who': British foursome announced for merry Christmas special

British stars Claire Skinner, Bill Bailey, Arabella Weir, and Alexander Armstrong will appear in this year’s Doctor Who Christmas Special. The holiday episode of the time travel show is set during World War II and, according to the BBC, will find Skinner’s character and her two children evacuated to “a draughty old house, where the caretaker is a mysterious young man in a bow tie, and a big blue parcel is waiting for them under the tree.”

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Ioan Gruffudd blows his horn about 'Ringer,' Sarah Michelle Gellar, and his hope for more Hornblowing

Sarah Michelle Gellar isn’t the only geek icon returning to television this fall in Ringer. Ioan Gruffudd — maybe best known to the masses for playing super-elastic egghead Reed Richards in two Fantastic Four movies — boasts a large following himself for playing author C.S. Forester’s fictional 18th/19th century British naval hero Horatio Hornblower in a series of eight impressively-produced Emmy-winning TV movies that aired on A&E from 1998 to 2003. Gruffudd, 37, loves being identified with the role — and would love to be playing it for years to come. The Welsh actor — whose other film credits include Titanic, Black Hawk Down, and King Arthur — tells EW that if Ringer is a smash, he’d like to leverage his career heat to rally interest and funding for more Hornblower films, which he says are quite expensive to make.  READ FULL STORY

Tim Allen's 'Last Man Standing' poster -- EXCLUSIVE PHOTO

But wait, there’s still more fall TV marketing art. Here’s Tim Allen in ABC’s new comedy Last Man Standing, about an old fashioned man in a modern world. And is he standing in the photo? Why, yes he is. Check out Allen below. And for those who missed it, see our  fall TV ads graded gallery critiquing 38 of most interesting marketing posters of the season. Now here’s Allen: READ FULL STORY

'Glee': New Directions perform a cafeteria-set version of The Go-Go's 'We Got the Beat' -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

Gleefanatics, you’re gonna piddle your pants. As a self-confessed Gleek, I feel I can be honest with you… plus I try to use the word “piddle” as often as possible. With only days until the Sept. 20 season 3 premiere of Glee, here’s a fabulous treat to kick off your weekend: EW is exclusively premiering one of the biggest musical numbers from the premiere, a cafeteria-set cover of The Go-Go’s “We Got the Beat.” I saw the premiere yesterday with co-creator/executive producer Ryan Murphy in attendance, and I can promise you the premiere delivers the goods. (Check out my colleague Lynette Rice’s account of the Glee fun.) But don’t just take my word for it! Watch below and try not to tap your feet.  READ FULL STORY

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