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'NCIS: LA,' 'Arrow,' 'Hawaii Five-0,' 'Bones,' 'Scandal': Find out what's next in the Spoiler Room

HURRICANE ME IS ON THE WAY!

But I’m not going to let pesky wind, rain, or Frankenstorms get in the way of giving you some scoop on your favorite shows. (It did, however, royally poop on some fun in-person chats I had set up. #NCIS #Revolution) However, we solider on.

Enjoy your offerings today. Make sure to keep sending questions to spoilerroom@ew.com and if you’re in the path of the storm, be careful, friends.

‘NCIS: LA’: WHICH COUPLE WILL BE K-I-S-S-I-N-G BY 2013?
I have been loving the flirting between Eric and Nell this season, it has been adorable to witness! Can we hope to see more of it this season and see that relationship continue?  — Cheryl

Remember the almost-kiss between Nell and Eric earlier this season? Remember how bummed you were that it didn’t happen? Well, be sad no longer: There’s a KISS COMING! “I won’t tell you which episode,” teases executive producer Shane Brennan. “But there is a kiss coming. It’s nerd love!” (Extra hints because I like you: It will air before December and they are NOT on a mission.)

Now, before Kensi and Deeks fans cry foul and claim they’ve been waiting for a love connection longer, Brennan is quick to point out that the two couples are on very different paths. “Nerds don’t hang around when it comes to love. They jump right in,” he jokes. “It certainly has developed. It’s an intellectual relationship that sometimes struggles to find its physicality, but that’s the nature of the characters. Whereas Kensi and Deeks there a playfulness and sexy tension.” Look for Nell and Eric to continue to sizzle this season, and, Brennan predicts, “If it’s a race to the end, I think they’re leading Kensi and Deeks.”

For much more on NCIS: LA, keep an eye out for my November sweeps preview tomorrow!

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'Hawaii 5-0' books Terrence Howard for guest spot -- EXCLUSIVE

Terrence Howard is heading to Hawaii 5-0, EW has learned exclusively.

But the Academy Award nominee won’t be spending much time on the island. Howard has been booked to appear in the show’s upcoming third season in an episode that features flashbacks to Danny’s (Scott Caan) former life as a cop in Newark, New Jersey. (Hint: They don’t get along.) He is set to appear in one episode that will likely air in October.

Non-Kardashian Kardashian offspring Kendall Jenner is also set to appear in the episode, per her blog announcement this weekend. Though, we’re told she will not share scenes with Howard.

The 5-0 returns Sept. 24 with all new episodes, which will feature previously announced guest stars Christine Lahti, who will recur as McGarrett’s mother, and Ed Asner, who will reprise his role as smuggler August March.

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'Hawaii Five-0' casting scoop: Meet McGarrett's mother!

McGarrett looked as shocked as we were when he found himself about to come face-to-face with his thought-to-be-dead mother on the season finale of Hawaii Five-0. And now, some major star power as signed on to play this important role for the upcoming third season.

CBS has announced that Christine Lahti (Chicago Hope, Jack & Bobby) has signed on to play Doris McGarrett, mother to Steve McGarrett (Alex O’Loughlin). She is set to appear on a recurring basis.

“The mysterious character of Doris McGarrett is a pivotal one to the mythology of our show,” executive producer Peter Lenkov said in a statement, “and we are thrilled to have a seasoned and beloved actress such as Christine to portray her. She’s a wonderful addition to the H50 family and the fans will certainly enjoy what we have in store for her. Let’s just say that the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.”

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'America's Got Talent' ratings lower despite Howard Stern

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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

'Hawaii Five-0': Daniel Dae Kim on McGarrett's return, epic season finale -- EW VIDEO

Daniel Dae Kim is well versed in secret keeping. It was, he jokes (or not?), a “job requirement” on Lost. But if there’s one thing he’s not coy about, it’s his praise for the Hawaii Five-0 writing team, who dealt with unforeseen circumstances brought on by co-star Alex O’Loughlin’s sudden absence to seek prescription drug treatment.

“It was a development that could conceivably shut down a production, but we kept going and we hardly missed a beat. I really admired how they dealt with that,” says the actor. “[In tonight’s episode] we have Alex back. I feel we’re much stronger all together as a group, but it’s nice to know we can function while one of us is away.”

McGarrett’s return (after a mere one-episode absence) is not done in a small way by any means. (The episode finds him taking on arch-nemisis Wo Fat, played by Mark Dacasos, as they both are pursued by the Japanese mafia.) The explosive hour sets the stage for the huge season finale, airing May 14. “Our finale is really something to watch,” says Kim. “Our show is known for big stunts and dramatic turns and the finale is kind of that on steroids. So I actually found the finale to be a real page turner.” READ FULL STORY

'Castle,' 'Grey's Anatomy,' 'Hawaii Five-0,' 'Once Upon a Time': Find out what's next in the Spoiler Room

I had a revelation recently when chatting with my colleague Mandi Bierly about her sharing a dish of lobster mac and cheese with Pauly Shore during a recent interview. (You could ask her for details on that story, but that’s really all there is to it.): My life is weird.

In the past week, I’ve party-stalked Charlie Sheen (with no luck getting two minutes alone for an interview), talked about Titanic with Ringer‘s Ioan Gruffudd (he’s in it!), watched Megan Mullally steal from my colleagues, and hung out with the cast of the fantastic new drama Scandal. Yes, life is strange. But also wonderful. I guess this is my long-winded way of saying thanks for being part of my wonderful, strange life, Roomies.

And let me return the favor by seeking out some scoop for you. E-mail all requests to spoileroom@ew.com or ask me on Twitter. See you next week!

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'Hawaii Five-0' first look: James and Scott Caan stage small-screen family reunion

We’d be lying if we said our hopes weren’t sky high for the upcoming episode of Hawaii Five-0 that finds star Scott Caan sharing scenes with his father James Caan (both pictured below in this EW exclusive first look). But from the sounds of it, we won’t be disappointed.

In this episode, set to air Feb. 27, James Caan plays Tony Archer, a retired NYPD bomb expert-turned-private investigator who lives on the island. (But if you’re getting technical, I suppose he lives off the island… on a sail boat.) The team crosses paths with Archer during a murder investigation. Click below. READ FULL STORY

Vets want apology from 'Hawaii Five-0'

The Greatest Generations Foundation, an organization dedicated to promoting respect for U.S. war veterans, wants what it deems a proper apology from Hawaii Five-0 executive producer Peter Lenkov for events that took place on Dec. 9, when filming for the series coincided with 24 WWII veterans’ visit to the Honolulu’s National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific (known as the “Punchbowl”).

The CBS show was there to shoot a scene in which McGarrett (Alex O’Loughlin) visits his father’s grave. The vets were there to lay roses on the graves of the unknown. “While our veterans were doing this, the crew staff walked among the veterans telling them to keep quiet and stay out of the line site of the actors’ shot,” said Timothy Davis, President and CEO of Greatest Generations. READ FULL STORY

'Hellcats' star to guest on 'Hawaii Five-0' -- EXCLUSIVE

A familiar face from The CW’s Hellcats and NBC’s American Dreams is coming ashore on Hawaii Five-0.

Actress Gail O’Grady has landed a guest star role on the CBS hit playing a woman who’s husband is in a coma who discovers he supposedly dead son may be alive after all. Hawaii also has guest star Greg Grunberg appearing in Monday’s episode, with Jimmy Buffett soon to come.

In addition to Hellcats and Dreams, O’Grady has had stints on ABC’s Desperate Housewives and Boston Legal.

'Terra Nova' ratings drop on Halloween night

Fox’s Terra Nova ratings got spooked on Halloween night, falling more than any other broadcast show after spending a week off the air due to baseball coverage.

Terra Nova returned to 6.4 million viewers and a 2.1 adults 18-49 rating, down 25 percent compared to its last original airing. (Bummer — some say it was the show’s best episode, recap here.) Given that Terra Nova airs at 8 p.m. and is targeted toward families, it was probably the most likely series to take a punch.

And Terra Nova wasn’t the only show to take a holiday night hit in the ratings — pretty much every series was down, except… 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

'Hawaii Five-0' scoop: Jimmy Buffett to guest star

Jimmy Buffett: Pilot in a tropical climate? Yeah, we’ll buy that.

EW has learned exclusively that the singer/songwriter/avid aviator will guest star in an upcoming episode of Hawaii Five-0. Buffett will play a veteran pilot who’s a pal of Lt. Commander Joe White (Terry O’Quinn), and he helps Five-0 rescue one of its own from a sticky situation.

The episode will air this November on CBS.

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Terry O'Quinn: I won't quit you, Michael Emerson!

Lost fans, don’t give up on Terry O’Quinn ever working again with Michael Emerson. In preparation for his multi-episode arc on CBS’ Hawaii Five-0, EW asked the 59-year-old actor to reflect on his past roles — including an NBC drama from J.J. Abrams’ company that O’Quinn was supposed to make with his former Lost co-star Emerson. It was a light drama called Odd Jobs from writers Josh Appelbaum and Andre Nemec and would have starred O’Quinn and Emerson as former black-ops agents.

“I was actually looking to do a series after Lost,” O’Quinn told EW. “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.”

Hmm, maybe in the short-term, he should just shoot for a reunion on CBS: The premiere of Abrams’ new thriller Person of Interest that stars Emerson earned a pretty solid number (13.2 million, 3.1 rating). But keep the faith, Locke!

For more about O’Quinn and his past roles on movies like The Stepfather and The Cutting Edge, pick up the current issue of Entertainment Weekly.

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