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'Parenthood' scoop: 'True Blood' actress to make music with Crosby

Jasmine who?

A potential love connection is about to walk into the Luncheonette on NBC’s Parenthood.

EW has learned that Courtney Ford, best known for playing Portia Bellefleur on True Blood, will appear in multiple episodes as Lily, a 30-something cellist who rents time in Crosby and Adam’s recording studio.

Here’s the official description of her character: “She’s bright, observant, wry-humored, and warmly appealing, with a down-to-earth approachability, as well as a real passion for music. Despite an inauspicious start, she and Crosby really begin to connect.”

Ford has booked a multi-episode arc that will air after the drama returns from holiday break in January. She’s also appeared on The Vampire Diaries and Dexter.

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: Alexandra Daddario says her character will cause ‘friction’ between Adam and Kristina

'Parenthood': Alexandra Daddario says her character will cause 'friction' between Adam and Kristina

Sure, Alexandra Daddario’s Kate may have gotten blown up by a bomb on White Collar (and yes, we’re still not over it) but on Parenthood, it’s her turn to cause some (emotional) explosions, specifically between Adam (Peter Krause) and Kristina (Monica Potter).

Last week, we were introduced to Rachel (Daddario), Adam and Crosby’s scantily-clad new secretary and office assistant, who unknowingly caused ripples between Adam and Kristina. (Kristina, who has been dealing with post-pregnancy stresses and insecurities, was not too happy to meet her husband’s hot, young employee.) But tonight, as Daddario teases, things may get a little more intentional. “There was obviously a preview at the end of the [last] episode that implied that there’s going to be more problems between Kristina and Adam and more tension as a result of my character’s actions,” she tells EW. “I just think I cause a bit of friction and distraction.”  READ FULL STORY

'Glee,' 'How I Met Your Mother,' 'Parenthood,' 'The Secret Circle': Find out what's next in the Spoiler Room

Many, many scoops today. So let’s get to it.

But before we do, remember to be sending me your questions! Without you, there are no spoils to be had. So send all queries, theories, thoughts, and Get Well Soon messages (See the results of my clumsiness here) to: spoilerroom@ew.com or hit me up on Twitter: @EWSandraG.

‘GLEE': LET’S TALK ABOUT SEX
It’s hard to know where to begin talking about one of Glee‘s most anticipated episodes of the year. Thankfully, that’s not my problem, because I took your burning questions to resident Gleek lord Tim Stack, who offered up these monster teases! If you didn’t get a chance to submit any, you’re probably not following me on Twitter! Don’t miss out next time! READ FULL STORY

'Parenthood' scoop: A new man in Kristina (and Amber's?) life

An intern who worked for Kristina (Monica Potter) is about to pull the new mom of the nursery and back to work on Parenthood. EW has learned that Jonathan Tucker (The Black Donnellys) will join the NBC drama for six episodes as Bob Little, a young and approachable political candidate with an “infectious liberal passion” and someone who “inspires confidence on sight.”

Bob hires Kristina to run his campaign and Amber (Mae Whitman) is brought on as an assistant.

Earlier this year, Tucker appeared on USA’s Royal Pains. His previous credits include The Ruins, In the Valley of Elah and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.

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Parenthood scoop: EP Jason Katims previews Adam and Kristina trouble

'Parenthood' scoop: EP Jason Katims previews Adam and Kristina trouble, Sarah's ex drama, and hope for Crosby and Jasmine

This season of Parenthood has decidedly taken the Bravermans into uncharted — and slightly darker — territory. Sarah (Lauren Graham) is struggling to help her ex-husband Seth (John Corbitt) sober up, Adam (Peter Krause) and Kristina (Monica Potter) have a new baby and no money, Julia (Erika Christensen) has hit more than a few snags on her quest for another child with Joel (Sam Jaeger), and Crosby (Dax Shepard) is looking for any way he can to stay afloat. And that’s just the adults.

Well, as the show moves into November sweeps (a critical month for television shows), things are only going to get tougher for the gang. In a chat with EW, executive producer Jason Katims previewed the trials and tribulations on the way. [Steer clear, SPOILER phobes!] READ FULL STORY

'Revenge,' 'Gossip Girl,' 'NCIS,' 'Bones,' 'Supernatural': Find out what's next in the Spoiler Room

Wow, this week’s Spoiler Room photo has so much pretty…

Sorry. Back on track!

There’s a lot for you to eat up here, so I’ll make this brief. Thanks for all your questions! Keep it up! Tell me what you’re loving, what you’re hating, what you ate for breakfast (kidding!…or…) and what you’re dying to know! E-mail all your fabulous ponderings to spoilerroom@ew.com or find me on Twitter: @EWSandraG.

On to the scoop, featuring goods on the likes of Parenthood, Sons of Anarchy, Castle, Persons of Interest, Parks and Recreation, and a Titanic reference. (God, help us all.)

‘GOSSIP GIRL': EP TALKS MORE ON ‘SLEEP NO MORE,’
How much did you love this news? I was so excited I even circled Nov. 14 in my calendar and drew a creepy mask by the date to remind myself. But in case you need even more reasons to be excited about the impending romantic entanglements in this very special episode, executive producer Josh Safran told me that much “like masked balls in the past, there are multiple kisses — between multiple people” in the episode. “Like, quadratic couples, I’d say,” he teases. Could that have something to do with the “big kiss” everyone has been asking me about? Possibly… READ FULL STORY

'Parenthood': Cee-Lo stops by Adam and Crosby's studio -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

Parenthood is getting an extra injection of awesome this week as Cee-Lo stops by for a guest appearance.

In this exclusive first look at his appearance, Cee-Lo is seen touring Adam and Crosby’s (not exactly complete) studio. But despite its rough appearance, Adam wins the mega-star over by explaining the studio was once used by Janis Joplin. The only problem? Crosby seems less than thrilled with Cee-Lo’s ambitious goals.

Watch the clip below!  READ FULL STORY

'Last Man Standing' opens well, 'Parenthood' grows

All those pop-up promos of Tim Allen seemed to work for ABC: Two back-to-back original episodes of Last Man Standing on Tuesday earned a 3.5 rating/9 share — up 9% from the premiere of No Ordinary Family last season, according to early results. The block averaged 12.9 million viewers.

Dancing with the Stars also saw a boost. The results show that sent Chynna Phillips packing earned a 3.2/8 — up 10% from last week. (Each 18-49 ratings point equals 1.3 million).. It averaged 16.6 million. Body of Proof, however, wasn’t so lucky. It notched a  1.9/5, down 5%, and 9.3 million viewers . READ FULL STORY

NBC extends run of 'Parenthood' this season

The Parenthood season just got a little longer: NBC ordered two additional episodes of the family serial from Jason Katims that stars Peter Krause, Monica Potter and Lauren Graham. That brings the total episode count to 18.

On Tuesday, the drama earned a 2.2 rating/6 share among 18-49 — a 5 percent improvement over debut week. It averaged 5.5 million.

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'Dexter,' 'Fringe,' 'Criminal Minds,' 'The Vampire Diaries': Find out what's next in the Spoiler Room

System failing. Too much TV. Abort! Abort!

Anyone else feeling a little overwhelmed by all the amazing television this week? Well, buck up, sissy pants! Fall TV is not for the weak. It’s for the bravest, strongest, most wonderfully reclusive individuals. Together we will conquer.

That said, I need your help. Be sure you’re sending in your scoop requests, sharing your TV ponderings, and telling me your general shows of interest so I can make sure I’m filling your need for scoops during this hectic TV time. (Send e-mails to spoilerroom@ew.com or follow me on Twitter: @EWSandraG) Until next week!

(Side note: In case you missed it, we also had a special Emmy scoops edition earlier this week that you can read here.)

DEXTER REVISITS THE PAST IN AWESOME PREMIERE

Last season of Dexter ended with the door open for anything to happen. Lumen lost her darkness and left, Dexter had taken down the season’s villain, and there was even a small note of optimism on his part that he could one day live without his own darkness following him.

On Oct. 2, we pick up with Harrison starting pre-school and Dexter very much at peace with his darkness. And, dare I say, enjoying it again.

Without ruining too much (because I honestly felt incredibly psyched by the premiere and want you to experience it for yourself), much of the episode centers around Dexter tracking down a potential victim at his 20th high school reunion. There, we not only get a great picture of who Dexter was as a high school student, but also get a good laugh out how his classmates perceive him now. (He’s… popular!)

We’re also introduced to Colin Hanks and Edward James Olmos’ demented characters. I can happily report that the first murder they are responsible for is one of the most disgusting ones I’ve ever seen on the show. Congrats, newbies! READ FULL STORY

'Glee,' 'Modern Family,' 'Parenthood,' and more TV scoop in the Spoiler Room Emmys Edition

And the winner is…ALL OF US.

As I teased on my Twitter account last night, the EW Army was out in full force this weekend gathering TV scoop from all the good-looking stars walking around, and as a result, we all walk away feeling like winners. (So this is what it feels like to be Kyle Chandler!) So enjoy yourself as you dig into some scooplets in this special edition of Spoiler Room, and if you missed any of EW’s Emmy coverage this weekend, educate yourself.

And make sure to come back on Friday for your regularly scheduled edition of Spoiler Room (in its normal format). That reminds me! I’m still accepting your questions via e-mail: spoilerroom@ew.com.

GLEE-MERGENY!*
Sure, the kids from Glee know how to work a carpet, but show me the woman with the scoop and I’ll show you the person I want to talk to. For EW, that was Dot Marie Jones, who we caught up with on Saturday night at the Performers Nominee Reception at Spectra by Wolfgang Puck. Jones, who, like a trooper, came out for the festivities despite her broken foot, dished that her injury is actually being worked into the show. “Yeah, Ryan [Murphy], the boys, wrote it into the third episode that I broke my foot,” she said. “I don’t want to say how they wrote it in because it’s very funny.” READ FULL STORY

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

Welcome to Spoiler Room: Jen’s Edition. Kidding. But also not really. After wrapping up today’s column, I realized I chose four questions from people named Jen. I promise you, this is not an act of favoritism. But now I’m really curious how many of you are out there.

Regardless, if you ask, I’ll answer. So get askin’! Send your questions, ponderings, new show scoop requests, and post-premiere reactions to spoilerroom@ew.com. And if many of your names happen to be Jen, fantastic. (Your move, Sarahs.)

‘GREY’S ANATOMY': FINALLY SOME MER/DER FOR YOU

I can’t tell you how often I get harassed lovingly asked for Meredith and Derek scoop, and after sitting through next week’s two-hour premiere with my mouth hanging open for 80 minutes (two hours, minus commercials), here’s what you’re going to get out of me on Mer/Der, Crowen, and Alex (who is sans nickname because he’s all alone. Poor Alex). READ FULL STORY

'Ringer' premiere gets solid CW rating

The return of Sarah Michelle Geller to series TV delivered a solid, if unexciting, number for The CW.

The good news: Ringer greatly improved upon its 90210 lead-in and performed far better (up 66 percent) than Life Unexpected‘s debut in the slot last year. But Ringer was originally developed for CBS and has generated plenty of headlines for The CW this summer, and it would have been nice to see the drama’s debut break out of network’s standard ratings zone.

Ringer was seen by 2.7 million viewers and earned a 1.2 rating among adults 18-49. That’s the largest total audience — though not the highest rating — that the network has had in that slot since 90210 premiered there a few years ago (both SMG and 90210 draw an older audience than, say, Vampire Diaries, which is why the total viewers number is relatively high compared to the more important number — the rating).  The return of 90210 (1.6 million, 0.8) dipped 11 percent from its premiere last fall. READ FULL STORY

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