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'Criminal Minds,' 'How I Met Your Mother,' 'NCIS,' 'Teen Wolf,' 'Castle,' 'Dexter': Find out what's next in the Spoiler Room

Happy Friday, nuggets! (Don’t ask; it just felt right.)

Ready for some more neat infos I gathered while in Los Angeles for TCA? I’ll take your silence as a resounding YES! Thanks as always for your questions. Got as many as I could in this week and everyone else should check back next week!  And if you didn’t send any, tisk. Get with it: or find me on Twitter: @EWSandraG. (Tonight, most tweets will be Olympics related. Just a warning.) READ FULL STORY

'Damages,' 'True Blood,' 'Leverage,' 'Breaking Bad': Find out what's next in the Spoiler Room

It’s that time of the week again!

I’d romance you into your scoop for the week, but it’s too hot outside. No time for foreplay. Instead, read this and then go get yourself to a pool, stat! And send me a question if you’re so inclined: or @EWSandraG on Twitter.


We’re just a stone’s throw away from the premiere of a brand-spankin’ new season of Damages. [Bells, whistles, excitement] And what better way to celebrate the upcoming July 11 premiere than with fresh scoop from last night’s premiere party. Here are three teases for the fifth and final season: READ FULL STORY

'NCIS' scoop: Brian Dietzen promoted to series regular -- EXCLUSIVE

Several members of the NCIS team were in peril at the end of last month’s season finale, but regardless of how it all pans out, it looks like we’ll be seeing a lot more of Jimmy Palmer.

EW has learned exclusively that Brian Dietzen has been promoted to series regular on the show, which is going into its 10th season. He was formerly appearing on a recurring basis as the right-hand man to medical examiner Donald “Ducky” Mallard (David McCallum). “I’m very excited,” Dietzen tells EW. “After eight years of being with the show, I got a contract with CBS, and I couldn’t be happier about it.”

The promotion, says Dietzen, could very well indicate Palmer’s increased responsibilities next year — especially in light of Ducky’s heart attack in the season finale. Palmer’s whereabouts were also not entirely clear in the finale. Last viewers saw, he was planning to abandon his big wedding plans and head back to D.C. in order to help the team. “As far as I know I’m safe, and a contract is a good thing to indicate that,” he says.

Another bonus? Dietzen will finally join his castmates in the opening credits next year — a move that will please some longtime NCIS fans, who have often questioned his absence. “I believe this year my name will be up at the front of the credits with everyone else, so we’ll have the full team at the front,” he says. “[For my featured shot], I’m hoping I can put on a wig with some long hair and run topless across the beach — something subtle but still classy.”

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‘NCIS’ season 9 finale: Boss talks cliffhanger and how season 10 will (probably) begin!

'Supernatural,' 'Vampire Diaries,' 'Law & Order: SVU,' 'NCIS': Find out what's next in Spoiler Room

Your patience in waiting for this week’s column is greatly appreciated. As you know, Team EW TV has been a busy bunch these past few days with season finales and network upfronts. But not too busy to bring you some scoop on the last batch of season finales, many of which are tonight!

So sit back and enjoy your pre-weekend treat. Also, don’t forget to send in your questions to And since I’m sure you’ve been geeking out over the new fall TV offerings, feel free to include questions on newbie shows, like Arrow, Revolution, Nashville, etc. I’ll try to include a few next week. See you then! READ FULL STORY

'NCIS' season 9 finale: Boss talks cliffhanger and how season 10 will (probably) begin!

Last night’s NCIS season finale was an explosive end to the season — because there was an actual explosion. And in the end, 18.7 million viewers were left wondering what would come of the team in season 10.

EW hopped on the phone with executive producer Gary Glasberg to chat about the big season ender — including what might come as a result of that big cliffhanger with longtime medical examiner Ducky, who had a heart attack in the final minutes of the episode. Read on for more:


'NCIS' finale tops Tuesday ratings; 'Got Talent' slips


CBS revealed its new fall schedule this morning, and received some good news: The NCIS and NCIS: LA finales drove the network to first place Tuesday night in the ratings. NCIS (18.7 million viewers, 3.5) was up 13 percent this week and a two-hour LA (15.1 million, 3.0) was steady.

The second episode this season of NBC’s America’s Got Talent (10.4 million, 3.4) was down 8 percent from last year’s second outing and down the same amount from its Monday premiere. The upside is that being down 8 percent from 2011 is less than Monday’s 16 percent drop for the premiere. We’ll get a clearer idea of how well Got Talent holds up with Howard Stern as the show’s new judge once all the finale fireworks conclude on NBC’s rivals (last year’s edition started at the end of May). The finale of Fashion Star (4.9 million, 1.6) aired at 10 p.m. READ FULL STORY

'NCIS' boss teases the team's high-stakes mission, the upcoming shocking season finale

At the end of last week’s episode of NCIS, Gibbs (Mark Harmon) took a picture of the team’s target, Harper Dearing (Richard Schiff), and stuck it over the picture of Osama bin Laden that hangs on the Most Wanted wall inside NCIS HQ. The message: Dearing is going down.

But first it’s going to take the team into a high-stakes fight against an incredibly dangerous adversary, says EP Gary Glasberg. “This arc is something that we’ve been talking about for a while,” he says of the terrorist plot. “And I think people are going to be, not only surprised, but really entertained by how it unfolds… Anytime that the team gets to work mode as a cohesive unit, people enjoy that and respond to it. That’s definitely the case in terms of this storyline.”

And if you think you know the full story: stay tuned. The upcoming final episodes will be more than your average cat-and-mouse game. As the story unfolds, he says, “there are so many elements to it that connect directly to Gibbs that explain a lot of the motivation on Harper Dearing’s part [and] that will connect to Jamie Lee Curtis and even connect to Scott Wolf’s character…A lot of planning has gone into it.” READ FULL STORY

'NCIS,' 'Grey's Anatomy,' 'NCIS: LA,' 'Vampire Diaries,' 'Big Bang Theory': Find out what's next in the Spoiler Room

The realization that so many shows are coming to a close hit me today, and once I stopped sobbing, I realized that as we head into summer, this might be the prime time to do a little self-evaluation!

So if you’re up for it — or just counting the hours till you clock out — I invite you to take a questionnaire on Spoiler Room. Your feedback matters to me, so if you can find the time to do it, I’d appreciate it!


And if you’re not in the question ANSWERING mood, ask one! or hit me up on Twitter. See y’all next week!


'Fringe,' 'Hart of Dixie,' 'Supernatural,' 'NCIS': Find out what's next in the Spoiler Room

It’s late April, friends, and things are getting good, particularly on the shows featured in today’s Spoiler Room. But if you see a show you love that’s not represented, send an e-mail with your request to

I’ll sit here and wait for them to come in. (*Refresh*) In the meantime, can we quickly address this week’s main photo and how Nina Sharp and Bobby look oddly good next to each other. Crossover (in my crazy-a– dreams)!


'Private Practice' ratings fall in new time slot

ABC moved Private Practice to Tuesday night and the result was the show’s lowest-rated episode ever.

Untethered from its Grey’s Anatomy mothership, Practice delivered 6.8 million viewers and a 1.7 rating in the adult demo at 10 p.m. last night — a series low for the medical drama and down 19 percent from its last Thursday telecast a month ago. ABC moved Practice to make room for Shonda Rhimes’ latest drama, Scandal. On the plus side, the episode — ironically titled “It Was Inevitable” — won the 10 p.m. hour and improved just a tad over the average of Body of Proof in the slot.

ABC also had Last Man Standing (6.4 million, 1.6), Cougar Town (4.6 million, 1.4) — both series lows — and Dancing results show (13.8 million, 2.4). READ FULL STORY

'NCIS': Cote de Pablo previews Ziva's big reunion, a possible (Tony-related!) revelation

Tonight’s episode of NCIS brings Ziva face-to-face with her longtime mentor Monique Lisson (Karina Lombard), as she and Tony head to Colombia on a mission to search for a missing Marine, but will the reunion be all it’s cracked up to be?

“This relationship goes back a while and we see a hint of what I may have been like for these two women when they were operating together, but their relationship is different….she realizes there’s something off about her,” star Cote de Pablo tells EW.

Lisson, she explains, is a woman who’s sacrificed everything in her personal life for her career — she has no husband, children or social life to speak of. And as Ziva’s surrogate big sister, Lisson is on a bit of a mission separate from their case-of-the-week. “One of the things we discover as the episode goes through is that there are things that agent Monique is trying to tell Ziva about her choices in her life. A ‘learn from me’ sort of thing — as an older sister who has gone through it and as a woman who has lost a lot along the way,” she says.


'Bones,' 'Supernatural,' 'NCIS,' 'Game of Thrones': Find out what's next in the Spoiler Room

Hey y’all. It’s a busy day here in the Spoiler Room, so I’ll take just a beat to say thanks for your questions this week. I hope you enjoy everything (and be sure to check out the special treat for 90210 fans on page 2).

If yours didn’t get in, make sure you’re following me on Twitter, where I often Tweet a mid-week treat of some sort. (See: awesome Supernatural exclusive!) Or just keep trying me at See y’all next week!


Sean Astin previews 'NCIS' guest spot

He might have been part of one of the largest movie franchises of all time but Sean Astin says that in the world of acting, he still feels like a bit of a Lone Ranger. That, he says, is why when the chance came for him to join the NCIS family for a guest stint, he jumped at the opportunity.

NCIS is legendary for having a very close-knit, family-style, hard-working, professional team,” the former Lord of the Rings star says. “So being able to step in and participate with them, it makes you feel a little less like a free agent for a minute. It makes you feel like you’re a part of something.” READ FULL STORY


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