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Comic-Con 2011: 'Fringe' cast talks recasting Josh Jackson, and who should get naked for Emmy love

After Saturday’s Fringe panel, which featured a gag reel of all-star “auditions” for Joshua Jackson’s Peter Bishop, the cast stopped by EW’s VIP lounge at Comic-Con to chat with our own Sandra Gonzalez and debate which of those featured actors they’d like to see in the role. (Jackson called for an poll, which you’ll find below.) Later asked what they’d need to do to get shown some Emmy love, another debate broke out on who should get naked. (No poll, sorry.) Watch a clip from the interview below. READ FULL STORY

'Fringe' at Comic-Con: Is Jeff Probst or Zach Quinto replacing Josh Jackson? -- VIDEO

Gee whiz, is John Noble Fringe’s version of Alexander Skarsgard from True Blood? Noble got a huge reception from the crowd in Ballroom 20 at Comic-Con Saturday, but wouldn’t start the panel without  immediately returning the favor. “You guys are the best fans that any company can ever have,” Noble told the crowd. “Seriously, without your efforts, your rabid support, we wouldn’t be here right now. You are the best fans that ever existed.”

The entire cast showed up for the panel, including Blair Brown (Nina) and Lance Reddick (Broyles). But where was Josh Jackson? Since Peter appeared to eradicate himself from existence last season (for more about the mind-bending finale, click here), the producers made the joke that it was time to find a new one. They screened an all-star reel of  “auditions” for the crowd, which included readings from Zachary Quinto, Rebecca Mader, Damon Lindelof, Michael Emerson, Greg Grunberg, Danny Pudi, Jorge Garcia and Jeff Probst. Here’s the clip after the jump: READ FULL STORY

'Mad Men,' 'Modern Family,' John Noble, and Christina Hendricks among Critics' Choice Award winners

The Critics’ Choice Television Awards — created by the recently established Broadcast Television Critics Association — were designed in part to be a counterpoint to the annual Emmy Awards (and the more established TCA Awards). The winners of the first annual CCTAs, however, echoed several Emmy winners of the recent past: AMC’s Mad Men took home Best Drama; ABC’s Modern Family won Best Comedy; Best Actress in a Comedy went to 30 Rock‘s Tina Fey; and The Big Bang Theory‘s Jim Parsons earned Best Actor in a Comedy.

The majority of winners, however, have not snagged an Emmy award — or, in some cases, even a nomination — but remain long-standing fan favorites.  READ FULL STORY

Who's going to Comic-Con: 'Glee,' 'Game of Thrones,' 'Spartacus,' more

Guess who’s going to Comic-Con this year?

Here’s an early list of shows we’re told will be presenting panels, plus more that are looking likely to join the fun in San Diego July 21-24:


True Blood (HBO)
Game of Thrones (HBO)
Spartacus: Vengeance
(Starz — hey, it’s a new name for season two!)
Torchwood (Starz)
Terra Nova (Fox)
Fringe (Fox)
Alcatraz (Fox)
Glee (Fox)
Once Upon a Time
Grimm (NBC)
The Big Bang Theory (CBS)
Person of Interest (CBS)
Walking Dead (AMC)
The Vampire Diaries (The CW)
The Secret Circle (The CW)
Eureka (Syfy)
Dexter (Showtime)
Shameless (Showtime)
Homeland (Showtime)
Warehouse 13 (Syfy)
Being Human (Syfy)
Sanctuary (Syfy)
Supernatural (The CW)
Nikita (The CW)
Ringer (The CW)
Chuck (NBC)
Alphas (Syfy)
Mythbusters (Discovery)
Penn & Teller Tell a Lie (Discovery)
The Simpsons (Fox)
Family Guy (Fox)

Check back for updates!

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'Fringe': Exec producers Jeff Pinkner, J.H. Wyman answer fan questions about the finale -- EXCLUSIVE

One week after Fringe’s time-traveling, parallel world-bridging, and thoroughly brain melting season 3 finale, fans of the Fox sci-fi series are still steaming with burning questions. Did Peter (Joshua Jackson) erase himself from history? Who took the doomsday machine back into the paleolithic past? And whatever happened to the Blimp Guy that Olivia (Anna Torv) predicted would one day kill her? We culled our message boards for the most frequently-posed inquiries and then presented them to Fringe masterminds Jeff Pinkner and J.H. Wyman. They were kind enough to respond, even if they acknowledged that for now, there’s little they can actually say. After all: There is going to be fourth season.  READ FULL STORY

'Fringe' finale trailer: Do you dare stare into the milky eye of Phillip Broyles?

I’m not going to offer a lot of analysis for this, because you see, I’m a man who knows too much. I had the pleasure of chatting with Fringe stars John Noble and Joshua Jackson a couple weeks ago, and they told me a lot about the season finale. Maybe a little too much, actually. I’ll post my interview with them on Friday in advance of the season 3 capper. In the meantime: watch after the jump and discuss. READ FULL STORY

'Smallville,' 'Fringe' ratings slip; 'FNL' rises

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The CW’s Smallville and Fox’s Fringe dipped in the ratings Friday night, even as NBC’s Friday Night Lights rose.

Perhaps the Easter holiday weekend was kryptonite to the Man of Steel, which fell 10 percent in the demo for an episode titled “Booster.” Supernatural remained steady with the week before and ABC’s Shark Tank slipped 7 percent from last week’s season high.

CBS won the night with Girl’s Night Out: Superstar Women of Country special (8.4 million viewers, 1.6 preliminary adults 18-49 rating). If it seems like there’s a ton of country music specials and award shows, you’re right — it’s because they always manage to pull a decent rating. READ FULL STORY

'Fringe' scoop: More on Leonard Nimoy's 'animated' return. Plus: The producers on the show's 'anti-climactic' renewal

At least one of Fringe’s nerve-wracking, season-long mysteries has been resolved. SPOILER ALERT! Fox’s ratings-challenged Friday-night sci-fi saga has been renewed for a full, fourth season. The big question: What — and who — will be left standing after the sure-to-be cataclysmic season 3 finale? The show begins answering that question tonight with the first of its final four episodes of the season, a trippy affair that returns Leonard Nimoy to the story, and in a most shall we say animated fashion. “The story finds William Bell’s consciousness still inside Olivia’s body – and causing some major complications,” exec producer Jeff Pinkner tells EW. “Beginning with tonight’s episode, we’re really accelerating the storytelling as we drive toward our season finale, which, as we usually do, will flip things in such a way that opens a door and offers a peek at what next season’s storytelling will be.”  (For more intel of what’s forthcoming on Fringe, Sandra Gonzalez has scoop for you here and here.)

But back to the drama of Fringe’s renewal, which according to Pinkner and his partner-in-showrunning J.H. Wyman wasn’t that dramatic at all. “It was exciting, but also a little bit anti-climactic,” says Pinkner. READ FULL STORY

'Chuck,' 'Gossip Girl,' 'Big Bang Theory,' 'Fringe': Find out what's next in the Spoiler Room

The votes are in, Roomies, and in the end, the voting power of Chuck-dom, passionate followers of Gossip Girl, and loyal fans of Big Bang Theory earned themselves today’s mega-scoop! Thanks for your participation in my non-scientific Spoiler Room scoop election.

If your show didn’t win, try again! Or harass me until I listen. It honestly works. Ask some of your fellow question-askers for testimonials.

You know the drill: Send scoop requests to or Tweet them to me (@EWsandraG)

See you Tuesday! READ FULL STORY

'Fringe' exec producers Jeff Pinkner and J.H. Wyman preview [SPOILER]'s return

As EW’s Jeff Jensen first revealed, Leonard Nimoy is back on Fringe this week! And in a conference call with reporters yesterday, executive producers Jeff Pinkner and J.H. Wyman spilled the beans (while keeping plenty of beans still canned) about his sure-to-be-epic return in tonight’s episode.

“Leonard retired from acting at the end of our season finale. He was very sincere about that. But Joel and I and Akiva [Goldsman] were talking about the notion that William Bell would inhabit Olivia’s mind, and we came up with what we thought was a really cool idea,” Pinkner said. “We called Leonard, and he just started laughing and said, ‘Okay, I’m in. How do you want to use me?'” READ FULL STORY

'The Big Bang Theory,' 'Gossip Girl,' 'NCIS,' 'Modern Family': Find out what's next in the Spoiler Room

Happy Tuesday, gang.

I hope you enjoy the offerings this morning, but before you dig in, an announcement: Friday’s mega scoops (the paragraphs you see before “side dishes”) will be READER’S CHOICE and will be chosen purely based on your e-mail requests. Most requested shows win. I’ll be picking three.

So take a moment to dream. If you could have scoop on ANY show, which would it be, and what would you want to know. Again, these will be based purely on volume of requests. (Usually, I pick based on buzzworthiness.)

So cast your vote by emailing me a request to or request via Twitter (@EWSandraG).

See you Friday! READ FULL STORY

'Fringe': Look who's talking -- and returning -- in Friday's new episode -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO


“There is an entire world out there with no rhyme or reason.” You will hear these ominous words intoned on this Friday’s new episode of Fringe, which launches the sci-fi saga into its season 3 endgame — and sets the stage for season 4. Who’s doing the intoning? We could spoil it for you — or we could let you click on the video below and do the spoiling yourself. My guess is that you can easily guess, and in fact, talking about it further will only clarify the matter. So SPOILER ALERT! for my remaining prattle. Produced by Fox and presented here exclusively, the promo has the cast of Fringe touting the return of a certain iconic character — and teasing the fact that said character will be returning in a most curious fashion. In a word: Fascinating. The video awaits. And come back Friday for more intel on the episode, as well as my interview with exec producers Jeff Pinkner and J.H. Wyman about Fox’s (BRILLIANT!) decision to renew Fringe for another season.  READ FULL STORY

'Supernatural,' 'Being Human,' 'Chuck,' 'Gossip Girl': Find out what's next in the Spoiler Room

Happy Tuesday, all! I come with freshly picked intel, completely pesticide free.

If you see your favorite show missing, remember to put in a request at or send me a Tweet (@EWSandraG). Also, as always, feel free to include heaps of praise, your general TV musings, and mythology theories so good I’d like to claim as my own! See you again Friday for more!

Holy cow, Humans! Last night’s penultimate episode of Being Human on Syfy not only included a few nail-biting cliffhangers (Please don’t die, Aidan!), but it also left us on a great note going into the season 1 finale. Lucky for you, Sam Witwer spilled many a secrets about next week’s wicked finale to help ease the pain of the wait.

“There are actually a few cliffhangers, and there are a few provocative questions, primarily with Josh and Aidan,” Witwer says. And some of those new questions are likely to be raised in the flashback scene to two years ago that “explains something that Josh did earlier this season,” Witwer teases. “There’s a vengeful move that Josh does at the urging of [Josh’s jerk were-buddy] Ray. We learn a little bit more about why he did that. And we’re also catching Aidan right as he’s about to pull away from the vampires; he’s already starting to feel quite alone and isolated. So that, more than anything, allows him to identify Josh as someone else who has the same problem.” READ FULL STORY


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