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'Smallville,' 'The Vampire Diaries,' 'Justified,' and 'House': Find out what's next in the Spoiler Room

First, can we take a moment to acknowledge today? No, I don’t mean April Fool’s. I mean that today will forever be known as the day with the most attractive Spoiler Room photo ever. Hope you’re not a vegetarian, because that’s a lot of beef, that photo.

Okay, that’s out of the way.

Now, the scoop! I know it’s April 1, but I assure you there are no jokes here. I take scoop seriously, and when you read today’s column, you’ll see why! Also, let’s take a moment to welcome Mandi Bierly, who makes her Spoiler Room debut with some delicious Vampire Diaries info!

As always, I invite your feedback/questions/musings. Send them all to or touch base with me on Twitter @EWSandraG. READ FULL STORY

'Lost II?' 'Glee' crossover? 12 traffic-bait headlines we'd like to see


Been a bit slow lately aside from the Mad Men drama. So in honor of April Fools Day, below is our prayer to the TV gods: A dirty dozen of online traffic-boosting headlines we’d like to see:

Lost prequel announced: Peninsula-set reboot to explain everything

– NBC reveals shocking new The Office boss: Dave Chappelle!

– Fox: “We screwed up, let’s bring back Firefly

– The Glee and Grey’s Anatomy crossover wedding: Yes, it’s happening! READ FULL STORY

'House,' 'Grey's Anatomy,' 'Fringe, 'Justified,': Find out what's next in the Spoiler Room

Happy Tuesday, all! What’s so happy about it, you ask? Well, I’ve got info aplenty on several of your favorite shows. You want more? Don’t be shy. Send all questions/musings/flattery to: and @EWSandraG, then come back Friday for the goods. ‘Till then! READ FULL STORY

'Fringe,' 'Bones,' 'Parenthood,' 'NCIS: LA': Find out what's next in the Spoiler Room

It’s been quite the week for TV, Roomies. And as we head into finale season, the info keeps pouring in!

Below is what I’ve dug up this week, but remember that I use your inquiries as a guide. Let me know what shows you want to know about! And you can do so (as always) in two ways: via e-mail and via Twitter @EWSandraG.

Full disclosure: I was originally going to preview tonight’s episode of Fringe for you, but honestly, I’m in such a pleasant mood over the renewal that I say we move on to bigger matters, like episode 19, airing April 15.

Before the big news, Jeff Pinkner and Joel H. Wyman hopped on the phone with me to tease an episode I’ve been dying to know more about ever since I heard a rumor that it would be Astrid-centered, which, it turns out, isn’t entirely the case. Oh, I’ll just let them explain. READ FULL STORY

'Fringe' renewed for a fourth season

Excellent news for Fringe fans: The drama has been picked up for a fourth season. The cat was let out of the bag this afternoon when J.H. Wyman, an executive producer on the Fox drama, tweeted this to fans: “Fringe was picked up!!!! Thanks Fringedom!”

A network spokeswoman confirmed the show received a full season pickup.

Word of the pickup comes after the drama fell to its lowest rating ever last Friday. It dropped 13% to 3.8 million viewers and a 1.3 rating in the adult demo. In defense, ratings had been falling all week because of the time change (more daylight in the early evening tends to result in fewer people watching TV). And CBS was airing college basketball.

Critical praise for the drama has never been stronger and its performance on Fridays is still better than how the network was doing on the night in the fall. In fact, Fox reports that Fringe is the No. 1 show on the night this season — across both broadcast and cable — and that the drama has improved the network’s average on the night by 38%. 

Fringe’: First look at Friday’s episode ‘Bloodline’ — EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

'Fringe': First look at Friday's episode 'Bloodline' -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

Fringe has been giving Anna Torv an acting working out lately. After tasking the Emmy-deserving actress with channeling the spirit of Leonard Nimoy’s William Bell via FBI agent Olivia Dunham over the past couple episodes (a very credible Old Spock croak, I think), the ratings-challenged Fox series will be making her go Pregnant Fauxlivia on us again in Friday’s new episode, set within the “over there” parallel world. EW has scored the first look at a new movie-style trailer for “Bloodline” created by the network’s hard-workin’ promo department. The first half of the spot recaps the Peter/Olivia/Fauxlivia love triangle from Fauxlivia’s perspective. The second half of the spot is full of intriguing, ominous images from the episode. Looks to me like Walternate’s machinations for both Peter and his gestating grandson are about to make Fauxlivia’s life more complex – and scary — than it already is. Parse the rush of cryptic bits (like that shot of Walternate with a time stamp on it) and theorize the significance. Go!  READ FULL STORY

'Fringe' ratings sink to all-time low

Image Credit: Liane Hentscher

Drat: Fox’s Fringe fell to its lowest rating ever Friday night.

The drama dropped 13% to 3.8 million viewers and a 1.3 rating in the adult demo.

Anybody watching broadcast ratings this week wouldn’t be entirely surprised by the drop, however. Since the start of Daylight Savings Time, ratings have been falling all week (more daylight in the early evening tends to result in fewer people watching TV). The competitive field was slightly different last night too, with CBS running college basketball, but its rating was on par with what the network typically pulls in the hour.


'Fringe': Cool new promo teases cameo by 'Lost' dude. PLUS: Is 'Fringe' preparing for the end? -- EXCLUSIVE

Jorge-Garcia-Fringe-exclusiveImage Credit: Liane Hentscher/FoxIt may be a down week for Fringe, but Fox is trying its best to make sure we don’t forget about its Friday night sci-fi saga. The network’s promo department — which has been turning out cool, clever work for the buzz-y, but ratings-challenged, cult fave all season long — has produced another must-see 90-second spot, this one an atmospheric summing up of the season’s War of the Parallel Worlds story that points to a cataclysmic climax. I’m convinced the commercial also contains a few Easter Eggs. At least one is easy to see: Hurley! Yep, Lost alum and Face of Weezer Jorge Garcia — who has been cast in a new J.J. Abrams-produced series called Alcatraz – will be making a cameo in next week’s episode, playing (SPOILER ALERT!) a Massive Dynamic employee. The spot also includes quotes from certain critics who’ve praised Fringe’s fine third season, as well as one nutty media person known for being a crazed fan of the Bad Robot brand of cryptotainment. Behold: READ FULL STORY

'Supernatural,' 'Fringe,' 'NCIS,' 'Good Wife': Find out what's next in the Spoiler Room

Spoiler-Room-FringeImage Credit: Liane Hentscher/Fox; Cliff Lipson/CBS; David M. Russell/CBS; Jack Rowand/The CWFirst, a little thank you to everyone who has been sending in questions to Spoiler Room. Your thoughtful, energetic, and sometimes incredibly lengthy inquiries are both entertaining and motivating.

That said, start sending more because Spoiler Room is (trumpets) going TWICE a week. Yes, Roomies, starting next week, you’ll get double scoops of…well…scoop! So keep those questions coming. And look out for the first Tuesday edition of the column next week.

If this was a bar, I’d slip this to you on a napkin, but this will have to do: contact for spoiler requests or ask your questions on Twitter (@EWSandraG). READ FULL STORY

'Fringe': Joshua Jackson answers more of your questions. More musicals? Best gross-out? Does Peter tweet?

Joshua-Jackson-FringeImage Credit: Liane Hentscher/FoxWe’ll get to the second part of our fan Q&A with Fringe star Joshua Jackson in just a second, beginning with the question that caused TV’s Peter Bishop to reminisce about throwing up a bit in his mouth. But first, let’s talk about the most troubling element of last week’s installment. No, not the spoiler-averse actor’s curious-in-retrospect response to your speculations about Fauxlivia’s pregnancy – speculation that last week’s episode confirmed as correct. (Clearly, he was trying to protect the big twist.) No, I’m talking about the part where he spelled out what Fringe fans need to do to help insure a fourth season: “The way to save the show is very simple: If you’re a hardcore fan of the show – and in particular, if you’re a hardcore fan of the show with a Nielsen box – you have to give us an hour of your time on Friday night.” Apparently, not everyone got the message. Fringe’s ratings slipped to an alarming low last week – 3.7 million viewers, down 13 percent from the week before (though the show did get a big 57 percent uptick in the demo when the DVR eyeballs were counted.) READ FULL STORY

Joshua Jackson: 'Start the campaign' to save 'Fringe'

Joshua-JacksonImage Credit: Liane Hentscher/FoxFans wondering about the fate of Fringe are not alone. Star Joshua Jackson is watching the ratings along with the rest of us.

“I’m a positive person in general, but we really need our Fringe fans to tune in and watch us on Fridays,” Jackson tells EW. “We did good when we first moved, but last week we did not have a good week, ratings wise. It is going to take the people that like the show to watch the show and start the campaign and show their support if they want to see us stick around for another season.”

Meanwhile, more data has come in about those ratings from last Friday: The episode’s adult demo climbed 57 percent over the next three days thanks to DVR playback. That’s a lot, and higher than the previous Friday’s Fringe DVR gain, suggesting that more fans are electing to watch the show over the weekend (not enough, however, to change the overall story — numbers still fell when comparing week to week). Still, the data reinforces Jackson’s point: Fans need to watch the show on Fridays.

As for what comes next on the show, Jackson gave us more reasons to tune in … READ FULL STORY

Uh-oh: 'Fringe' ratings drop again

Fringe-immortality_320.jpg Image Credit: Image Credit: Liane Hentscher/Fox Nooooo! Is the Friday death slot curse tightening its grip on Fringe?

After two weeks of maintaining its Thursday ratings in its new Friday time period, the Fox drama slipped 16 percent last week. Last night, it slipped 13 percent further — to 3.7 million viewers and a 1.4 in the preliminary adult demo. Lead-in Kitchen Nightmares (3.7 million, 1.5) dropped 12 percent.

The CW’s Smallville (2.3 million, 0.9) and Supernatural (2.0 million, 0.9) took a mild hit too, both down 10 percent from last week. READ FULL STORY

'Fringe': Joshua Jackson answers your burning questions about The First People, possible fatherhood, and the show's future -- EXCLUSIVE

Joshua-JacksonImage Credit: Liane Hentscher/FoxThere is absolutely nothing new we can tell you about tonight’s episode of Fringe. Not because we don’t know anything. It’s because we happen to know everything, as we were lucky enough to see “Immortality” in advance. We can confirm as accurate the one thing you probably already know (that the story is set in the “over there” world, home to war-mongering mastermind Walternate and secret agent Fauxlivia) and the one thing that’s been gossiped about all week (that something game-changingish does indeed go down) — and we’re going to leave it like that.

So let’s cut to the chase: Last week, we said that if you sent us questions for Joshua Jackson, we would get on the phone with him and get answers for you. This week, we deliver. READ FULL STORY


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