It’s time for the year end accolades. Check out EW’s awards for the best in TV below!
Olivia Pope’s trench coat on Scandal
Even though New York is freezing, things are heating up in TV Land.
Okay, to be honest, it’s not that cold today; I just needed something to open the column with. Give me a break, you know how hard it is to come up with random openers every week? Does anyone actually read these two first paragraphs? Bueller? Bueller? Forget it. But don’t forget to send questions: email@example.com
‘THE WALKING DEAD’: MORE MAJOR CASUALTIES TO COME?
The collision with Woodbury is coming and Lauren Cohan couldn’t be more excited for fans of The Walking Dead to see it for themselves. “Maggie plays a big part in that,” she teases of the clash. “It’s going to be crazy!”
Crazy — and deadly, as one might expect. “The body count is not done,” she says. “That’s pretty much all I can say, but we’re not just going to see death. There’s going to be a whole host of challenges now that we’ve got the human threat. Woodbury is up to no good. The Governor is up to no good; it’s really scary. We’ve got some scary stuff ahead.”
And with the gang and Rick still reeling from at least two major losses (Carol = RIP?), exactly who will step up as the leader when the two camps finally meet is not entirely clear. The only guarantee? They’re going to have a formidable foe in the Gov. “It’s interesting to see within the prison [group that] people step up and lead even if they don’t want to. In Woodbury, the Governor steps up and takes control because that’s something he couldn’t have gotten away with in the real world. And that has absolutely no limits.”
The impending arrival of Hurricane Sandy on the east coast is causing some networks to push original episodes by one week.
CW and CBS have both postponed the new episodes of their Monday night shows — including How I Met Your Mother, 2 Broke Girls, Hawaii Five-0, Partners, Mike & Molly, Gossip Girl, and 90210. All the shows are scheduled to air next week.
ABC says Castle is still scheduled to air as planned at 10 p.m. ET — for now.
Meanwhile, NBC has announced that tomorrow’s episode of Matthew Perry’s Go On will not air due to storm coverage.
Spotted: Katie Cassidy on the set of Gossip Girl!
The Arrow starlet was recently seen on the New York set of the CW soap, and EW can confirm that Cassidy’s Juliet Sharp will be back for the show’s series finale.
Cassidy was last seen on the show in 2010 during a season that dealt largely with Serena’s boarding school affair with a teacher, who turned out to be Juliet’s brother. The actress is currently back on the CW in the freshman drama Arrow, which debuted Wednesday with a strong 4 million viewers.
So what brings Juliet back to town? That’s a secret we’ll never tell. (Plus, you’ll find out soon enough.)
(with reporting by Tim Stack)
For five years, we’ve heard Kristen Bell tell us on Gossip Girl that there’s one secret she’ll “never tell.” “But this year, she’s telling,” according to executive producer Stephanie Savage.
Fans have long theorized the identity of the quippy blogger, and last year, Georgina was revealed to be the temporary Gossip Girl in a much-touted episode. But the actual identity of the lady behind the moniker has remained a mystery.
So who IS Gossip Girl? The heck if we know, but we have some guesses — as does the cast, who shares them in the video below (where Savage and fellow EP Sara Goodman also tease the reveal).
Our favorite theory? Chace Crawford’s idea that Nate is working with Dorota — because it’s completely nuts. READ FULL STORY
It’s October!! Holy muffins. How did that happen?
It’s been a busy couple of weeks on my end. First, there was the Emmys, immediately followed by a series of set visits in Vancouver that sucked the life out of me in the best way possible. Now I’m back in New York, fall is in full swing, new shows are beginning to stick (and others, not so much), and hopefully we’re all enjoying having DVRs full of goodness. I know I am.
So let’s get to it. Remember to be sending me your scoop requests (firstname.lastname@example.org) and follow me on Twitter for witty commentary and TV news. Also, if you’re emailing, take a second to tell me your favorite new show of the fall. This is an informal poll, but I’m really curious what scoop you might be craving in the near future. Time for some dish. Nom. Nom. Nom.
‘FRINGE’: FOUR TEASES FROM THE SET
There’s no place as wonderfully warm and weird as the set of Fringe. A few journos and I had the pleasure of visiting the gang in Vancouver last week, and when I wasn’t handing out EWwy awards, I was gathering some fun little intel for fans of the mind-bending cult fave. (If you haven’t read the post-mortem from Friday, head here.) READ FULL STORY
Chuck and Blair seem to be in a good place at the start of the upcoming final season of Gossip Girl. But as loyal Chair fans recall, it wasn’t always that way.
In this exclusive clip from the extras on the Season 5 DVD set, out today, the producers reflect on the good times, the bad, and the swoon-worthy.
Fashion junkies, get ready.
Mercedez-Benz Fashion Week, formerly known simply as New York Fashion Week, will be getting extensive cable coverage on Style Network, as well as on Style Media’s website, myStyle.com.
Kicking off Thursday, Sept. 6, the marathon programming will include an exclusive telecast of the 2012 Style Awards, specials featuring interviews with such designers as Tommy Hilfiger and Michael Kors, and fashion-themed episodes of Gossip Girl and Sex & the City, plus marathons of America’s Next Top Model and Project Runway.
Here’s a sample of what Style Network will have to offer during New York’s celebration of fashion next month: READ FULL STORY
This fall, viewers will say goodbye to The CW’s pop culture phenom Gossip Girl, but not without a few visitors from the past. We’ve already seen the return of Bart Bass (Robert John Burke) in last season’s final batch of episodes. And there have been paparazzi photos of Yin Chang’s Nelly Yuki arriving on set. Who else will be back for the final installments of the glitzy soap? There are so many in the GG world that have gone MIA. Vanessa Abrams? Jenny Humphrey? Eric van der Woodsen? Carter Baizen? Find out our exclusive reveal after the jump… READ FULL STORY
Fans know that Gossip Girl will return for its final season next year, but exactly how many episodes is still being debated, CW president Mark Pedowitz told reporters today after the network’s Upfront presentation in New York.
“I haven’t announced anything yet,” he says. “Our goal is to run it in the fall and end it in the fall. We will make a determination on how best to do that [later].” The episode order, which was previously reported as being 11, will depend greatly on the time frame needed, he added. “[The creators] have been great in terms of helping us determine.”
Pedowitz also said the farewell could also include a retrospective. “I’m a big believer that shows that have lasted a long time and shows that have have iconic roles on network should be give closure to the fans in a way that makes sense,” he said. READ FULL STORY
Surprise: NBC’s America’s Got Talent premiered lower in the ratings this year despite the high-profile addition of Howard Stern as the show’s new judge.
Monday’s two-hour Got Talent returned to 10.3 million viewers and a 3.6 rating, down 16 percent from last year. EW’s Ken Tucker suggested Stern’s performance was almost too nice.
Before everybody points fingers at Stern, however, here’s a big mitigating factor: Last year Got Talent premiered at the very end of May and was paired with The Voice. This year, Got Talent faced a full boat of competition from rival networks, so the talent competition might have returned lower in the ratings due to the scheduling change. NBC points out last night’s rating matches Got Talent‘s performance two years ago. At 10 p.m., NBC’s Smash (6.1 million, 1.8) finale was steady. [NBC, ABC and Fox's 2012-13 fall schedules posted here]. READ FULL STORY
Don’t get me wrong, I love it when Blair and Serena are besties, giving each other advice, and sharing a box of macarons. But Blair couldn’t seem less interested in being Mrs. Nice Dame these days, and in Monday night’s season finale, it’s likely to get downright ugly.
In the exclusive clip below, Blair’s minions are hard at work doing damage control for Blair, but before they set off on their respective tasks, Blair gives one the most important duty of all. “You find every secret Serena has. I need the best one to destroy her,” she says, adding, “I just hope Chuck and Dan don’t see this. Chuck and Dan. That Blair should join the circus, always juggling interests…
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Each year, the month of May brings the promise of warmer weather, the start of big summer movies…and the torturous, agonizing time when we have to bid farewell to our favorite primetime characters. TV addicts that we are, we feel your pain. So to curb the stress, we’ve put together a master list of when your beloved shows will be signing off. Grab your remotes and ready those DVRs as we present this year’s finales: READ FULL STORY