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'In Plain Sight' series finale preview: Will WITSEC close forever?! -- EXCLUSIVE CLIP

In Plain Sight closes out its five-year run tonight and it would be out of character for the show to go out on anything less than a nail-biting last note. In this case? There’s the possibility that WITSEC might be closing its doors!

In the exclusive clip below, Marshall is pulled into Stan’s office to get some news — and it doesn’t look good. Of course, when theories start flying, Mary is left concerned — but not nearly concerned as I am!

From the first of the final batch of episodes, we knew that this season of In Plain Sight would take many twists and turns. And so far there’s been a new baby, a new flame for Mary (Kenny, played by Josh Hopkins), the appearance of Mary’s dad (Stephen Lang), and then the death of Mary’s dad in the last episode. Could this be the show’s final game-changer? Maybe. But there is more to this story. For the full scoop, you’ll have to tune into the show’s final episode, airing tonight at 10 p.m. ET on USA.

'In Plain Sight' star Mary McCormack on final season: There will be closure for Mary and Marshall fans

Deputy Marshall Mary Shannon (Mary McCormack) is back for a fifth and final season of In Plain Sight tonight on USA, but this time around, things are a little complicated. Well, actually, they’re very complicated by something that’s very little.

At the end of last season, McCormack went into labor after spending much of the season (on screen and off) juggling pregnancy and a demanding job. Her character, however, seemed set on giving the child up for adoption. Tonight, we learn just how that worked out. (Yeah, it didn’t happen.) And now Mary is faced with fresh challenges as a new mom. “I have a newborn — she’s six months today. So I can relate to being tired and trying to do your job well and not being very good at either,” says McCormack. “She’s managing. She’s grouchier than ever, but she’s managing.”

The IPS writers room had to do a bit of managing themselves going into this final season. With only eight episodes to wrap up a laundry list of hanging plots and with some uncharted territory to explore, the to-do list seemed ambitious. But McCormack says the advance notice about the show’s conclusion enabled them to craft a proper end to the story. So, yes, Mary and Marshall (Fred Weller) fans, there will be closure.

“You definitely will see it dealt with,” says McCormack of the fan-favorite pairing between Mary and her longtime partner. “I don’t think I should tell which way it will go, but it won’t be ignored. We carry that right through [the end of the series]. It’s in every episode because fans of the show are interested in what that is and what it has the potential to be.” In tonight’s episode, the build-up toward the climax of this story line seemingly begins as viewers see hints of Mary’s jealousy toward Marshall’s girlfriend.

And these last episodes will also explore Mary’s family a bit more, with the introduction of her absent father in episode 5. “[He’s] a big part of her loss and injury and why she is how she is,” says McCormack. “It is the source of her anger, sadness, control issues. It’s all about that guy. It changes everything for her.” Another curveball? Her character’s sudden romantic entanglement with Cougar Town actor Josh Hopkins. He plays a love interest named Kenny, who Mary meets in a coffee shop. “Everything is changing in her life” says McCormack. READ FULL STORY

'In Plain Sight': 'Twin Peaks' alum set for savvy guest role

Things are about to get a little strange on the final season of In Plain Sight.

Mädchen Amick, better known as Twin Peaks‘ Shelly Johnson, is set for a guest role on the fifth and final season of the USA series starring Mary McCormack, EW has learned exclusively. Amick will play associate director Lisa Ruffino, the second in command at WITSEC, who, according to casting intel, “is a savvy political operator who comes to Albuquerque with news about the office.” Well, that sounds nice and ominous. She will appear in the March 23 episode.

This is not the first USA series in which Amick has appeared. Earlier this season she had a guest spot on White Collar, although, oddly, was not among the cast members to appear in the Twin Peaks-themed episode of Psych, which reunited a number of original cast members. Her other credits include roles on Damages, Californication, and Gossip Girl.

In Plain Sight returns March 16.

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'Haven,' 'True Blood,' 'The Big C,' 'Leverage': Find out what's next in the Spoiler Room

Vacation = over. But I’m not weeping. All it means is that I’m back at work and so are your favorite shows, which means you can expect a slow, but steady, leak of scoop for the return of many fall shows!

So enjoy this mix of scoop on summer faves and a few bits on the fall slate! If you have a specific scoop request, question, musing, nerdy thought, or even a follow-up scoop question, send an email to or Tweet me @EWSandraG.

See you next week!!


Basic cable shows: What's hot (and what's not)

We know what you’ve been thinking: Is Extreme Couponing a hit for TLC? Is anyone really watching American Restoration? Lucky for you, we’ve got the results from the second quarter, which will not only allow us to gauge the success of series that aired during the regular TV season (hi, The Killing!), but also take into consideration shows that began in June (welcome back to TV, Falling Skies‘ Noah Wyle). Averages are based on the premiere (or original) episodes only; no reruns go into the making of these stats. Enjoy after the jump (and no goofing on Khloe & Lamar). READ FULL STORY

'True Blood,' 'Torchwood,' 'The Closer,' 'The Killing': Find out what's next in the Spoiler Room

As you read this, I am likely standing in the center of the sun. That’s not meant to be poetic. I’m on vacation in my homeland of Texas! But I couldn’t leave without first giving you your weekly helping of TV scoop. In exchange, can someone pick up my mail?

Speaking of mail, send me some! Spoiler requests, casting suggestions for the numerous primetime openings we seem to have, or even your pilot questions. Email or Tweet me @EWSandraG. I’ll check them when I return in two weeks!

Note: Small programming change: Next week, I’ll have a very special Q&A for Weeds fans instead of your regular column. You’ll enjoy it! Promise!


Last week, we tackled some of your burning questions. This week, it’s round 2. The countdown to the June 26 premiere of True Blood is on! Here’s some stuff to tide you over.

Hi. I am a HUGE fan of True Blood. I know this season is primarily about Sookie/Eric, but this Bill fan wants to know if the former couple will have any decent scenes together as well? Will Bill be pursuing Sookie or is he too busy with his new power position? — CK
I know you’ve seen the first eight minutes, but the next eight will definitely answer your question about whether Bill cares or not. That said, Bill’s storyline is sometimes very twisted, but mostly just full of twists. READ FULL STORY

Mary McCormack talks 'In Plain Sight' pregnancy twist: 'She's not maternal'

On tonight’s episode of In Plain Sight, star Mary McCormack’s character is learning what fans have been told to expect for months (ever since they were told the actress’s real-life pregnancy would be worked into the show): She’s expecting.

Unlike the fans, the news comes as a shock to the hard-talking character. In a chat with EW, McCormack previewed the big changes coming for Mary Shannon and talked about the effect this baby twist will have on the rest of the season. READ FULL STORY

'How I Met Your Mother,' 'Chuck,' 'House,' 'Glee': Find out what's next in the Spoiler Room

We’re coming up to that point of the year, Roomies, where all the season finales are wrapping up and so is my will to take any more emotional abuse from showrunners. Kidding – and also not. Nonetheless, when the last major finales wrap up, it’ll be like opening the last present on Christmas Day. You’re satisfied…yet sad.

But fear not. Summer TV brings its bounty not too long after and we should rejoice in that. So please send your questions to me. AND if you have any burning questions/general comments about any season finales, send those in, too. We’ll track down some answers, yeah?

Here are the details: Email (note the two “R”s) or Tweet me at @EWSandraG. READ FULL STORY

'Smallville,' 'Supernatural,' 'Burn Notice,' 'The Killing': Find out what's next in the Spoiler Room

What a lovely day it is for television news, Roomies!

I’ll keep today’s usually-rambly intro short: You want scoop? Ask! All you have to do is email me at or find me on Twitter (@EWSandraG), where you will see I’ve already started celebrating Supernatural‘s upcoming Western episode (see below for scoop!). Don’t see yours below? Come back Friday; there’s a good chance it might be there then.



Smallville‘s better-than-ever farewell season continues Friday with the appearance of Booster Gold and the Blue Beetle/Jaime Reyes in an episode that will have both fans of the mythology and beloved Clois squealing in delight. As teased in previews, the episode indeed features an iconic phonebooth transformation (but not into the full tights-and-cape). The moment is all you’d hope it to be, but what got this nerd really excited? The steps that were taken toward creating a critical part of mythology: our hero’s name. Also great: Lois’ interactions with Jaime, Clark’s almost child-like reaction to Booster douche (who is actually as frustrating as he his hilarious), and the arrival of clumsy Kent. Take it all in, Smallville fans, because we’re in the homestretch. Luckily, the show’s been making it more than worth the 10-year investment. READ FULL STORY

Exclusive: 'Smallville' vet takes flight on 'Sight'

aaron-ashmore-mccormackImage Credit: Haidee Malkin/WireImage.comEx-Smallville shutterbug Aaron Ashmore has landed a recurring role on USA Network’s In Plain Sight, sources confirm to me exclusively. READ FULL STORY


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