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'Body of Proof' performs; 'Parenthood' is back (and you missed it!)

Many of the Dancing with the Stars’ fans stuck around to see Body of Proof, the new Dana Delany drama that has her playing an icy medical examiner. The series earned an admirable 3.0 rating/8 share in the demo and 13.8 million viewers – enough for it to beat The Good Wife on CBS and Parenthood on NBC, according to early results.

Speaking of the Julianna Margulies drama, the Braverman clan seems to be catching up to her: Wife and Parenthood both earned a 1.9/5 in the demo, which was a series low for the CBS series. Wife averaged an 9.9 million while Parenthood lured 4.7 million (that’s all?).

After airing a special dubbed Dancing With The Stars: The Story So Far (?), the DWTS results show earned a 4.2/11 and 18.8 million viewers — enough to help ABC win the night in the demo (3.3/9)  and total folks (15.1 million). CBS was second with a 3.1/8 and 14.4 million, with originals of NCIS (3.8/11, 18.2 million) and NCIS: LA (3.5/9, 15.2 million). Fox aired repeats of Glee and Raising Hope, followed by an original of Traffic Light (1.1/3, 2.6 million).

The CW aired repeats of One Tree Hill and Hellcats.

'Fringe,' 'Bones,' 'Parenthood,' 'NCIS: LA': Find out what's next in the Spoiler Room

It’s been quite the week for TV, Roomies. And as we head into finale season, the info keeps pouring in!

Below is what I’ve dug up this week, but remember that I use your inquiries as a guide. Let me know what shows you want to know about! And you can do so (as always) in two ways: via e-mail spoilerroom@ew.com and via Twitter @EWSandraG.

FRINGE: EPS TEASE TRIPPIEST EPISODE SINCE ‘BROWN BETTY’
Full disclosure: I was originally going to preview tonight’s episode of Fringe for you, but honestly, I’m in such a pleasant mood over the renewal that I say we move on to bigger matters, like episode 19, airing April 15.

Before the big news, Jeff Pinkner and Joel H. Wyman hopped on the phone with me to tease an episode I’ve been dying to know more about ever since I heard a rumor that it would be Astrid-centered, which, it turns out, isn’t entirely the case. Oh, I’ll just let them explain. READ FULL STORY

'House,' 'V,' 'Blue Bloods,' and 'Walking Dead': Find out what's next in the Spoiler Room

As I file this, my airplane is hopefully fueling, Roomies, for my trip to PaleyFest to dig around for scoop on your favorite shows. So email in your questions to spoilerroom@ew.com or stalk me on Twitter (@EWSandraG) where I will no doubt Tweet when I meet someone worthy of a photograph (or when things get awkward, and I need a reason to look at my phone). See you next Tuesday for another edition! READ FULL STORY

John Stamos on 'Glee,' 'SVU,' plus 'Parks and Rec,' 'Bones,' and 'Vampire Diaries': Find out what's next in the Spoiler Room

Spoiler-RoomImage Credit: Byron Cohen/NBC; Michael Yarish/Fox; Andrew Eccles/The CW; Quantrell D.Colbert/The CWLong time no spoil, Roomies! Actually, it hasn’t been a long time. We last spoke on Friday, and I don’t like clingy people, so this is just enough of you. Kidding. I honestly can’t get enough of your questions/musings/rambling letters. The more the better — because reading  them actually counts as work! So keep it up. You know how: spoilerroom@ew.com or @EWSandraG on what the kids are calling Twitter. See you fellow spoiler freaks next on Friday. READ FULL STORY

'Supernatural,' 'Fringe,' 'NCIS,' 'Good Wife': Find out what's next in the Spoiler Room

Spoiler-Room-FringeImage Credit: Liane Hentscher/Fox; Cliff Lipson/CBS; David M. Russell/CBS; Jack Rowand/The CWFirst, a little thank you to everyone who has been sending in questions to Spoiler Room. Your thoughtful, energetic, and sometimes incredibly lengthy inquiries are both entertaining and motivating.

That said, start sending more because Spoiler Room is (trumpets) going TWICE a week. Yes, Roomies, starting next week, you’ll get double scoops of…well…scoop! So keep those questions coming. And look out for the first Tuesday edition of the column next week.

If this was a bar, I’d slip this to you on a napkin, but this will have to do: contact spoilerroom@ew.com for spoiler requests or ask your questions on Twitter (@EWSandraG). READ FULL STORY

Midseason ratings: The top 50 shows so far!

tv-show-RatingsImage Credit: Michael Becker/Fox; Bob D'Amico/ABC; Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images; Greg Gayne/CBSThe 2010-11 season is more than half over, so it’s time to check in to see what you people are watching (or avoiding like the plague).

The news isn’t that great for the Big Four: From the Sept. 20 start of the season through Feb. 13, every net except the CW is down among adults 18-49, the most important demographic to advertisers. CBS is posting the biggest drop at 12 percent, followed by ABC (11 percent), Fox (8 percent) and NBC (4 percent). The CW, in comparison, is up 11 percent (though that’s not exactly the sand box that the teen-loving network likes to play in). If it’s any consolation, the collective adult 18-49 rating for all of TV — and we mean every last network — is down 2 percent versus a year ago, so its not just the broadcast nets that may be taking a hit.  READ FULL STORY

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

spoiler-roomImage Credit: Giovanni Rufino/The CW; Monty Brinton/CBS; Karen Neal/ABCTV, I wish I knew how to quit you.

Actually…no I don’t. Without you, we’d all be bored, heartless, apathetic loners. Let’s never part. I’ll make you a deal: You stay highly entertaining, I’ll spoil, and we will all promise to consume our television programming greedily. And judging by what’s coming up on Castle, Outsourced, How I Met Your Mother, Gossip Girl and a ton of other shows, you’re going to be keeping up your end of the bargain.

(Roomies, don’t forget to send your questions — and general ramblings — to spoilerroom@ew.com. I promise I read them all. Or tweet me @EWSandraG.) READ FULL STORY

'Fringe,' 'Castle,' 'Raising Hope,' and 'Grey's Anatomy': Find out what's next in the Spoiler Room

spoiler-roomImage Credit: Smallz and Raskind/Fox; Adam Larkey/ABC; Matthias Clamer/Fox; Eric McCandless/ABCNo need to charm you with a fancy intro this week. There’s already enough frill as we head into Valentine’s Day, right? And if you happen to find yourself without a Valentine this weekend, here’s my box of Godivas to you: Raising Hope scoop from Greg Garcia, news on two big episodes of Fringe and Castle, a chat with a Grey’s Anatomy cast member about what could be the next heart-wrenching death, and a talk with Gossip Girl‘s new villainess (who may turn out to have a soft spot or two).

Read on! And also remember to email spoiler questions to spoilerroom@ew.com or send them to me via Twitter (@EWSandraG). READ FULL STORY

'Glee' gives Fox a Tuesday win; no love for 'No Ordinary Family'

GLEEImage Credit: Adam Rose/FoxBuoyed by that special Super Bowl episode, an original of Glee on Tuesday helped Fox to win the night among adults 18-49, adults 18-34 and teens, according to early estimates. Glee posted a 4.5 rating/12 share in 18-49 – up 2% versus its last regular original on Dec. 7 – and averaged 11.4 million viewers. Each 18-49 ratings point equals 1.3 million.

Glee was also the highest rated program for the night in 18-49, adults 18-34 and teens. Afterwards, an original of Raising Hope earned a 2.8/8 and 6.7 million, while the premiere of Traffic Light posted a 1.9/5 and 4.5 million. That’s up 19% from Running Wilde’s season average before it was cancelled. READ FULL STORY

'House,' 'How I Met Your Mother,' 'Parenthood,' Justin Bieber on 'CSI': Find out what's next in the Spoiler Room

Spoiler-Room-EWImage Credit: Eric McCandless/CBS; Sonja Flemming/CBS; Adam Taylor/Fox; ABC Family
I’m not one to exaggerate, so you can believe me when I say I have some killer scoop that’s deathly good this week.

Not only did I speak with executive producer Greg Yaitanes about one of the biggest episodes of House you’ve ever seen, Shay Mitchell about Pretty Little Liars, and Craig Thomas about the next few (happy!) episodes of How I Met Your Mother, but I also have a HUGE Justin Bieber-related CSI spoiler. Plus there’s Cougar Town casting scoop, Michael and Nikita spoilers, dish from Spartacus: Gods of the Arena ‘s Aussie star Dustin Clare, and a ton more! Dig in with the fury of a million Bieber fans competing for a lock of his baby hair. GO! READ FULL STORY

Ratings: 'NCIS' socks it to 'The Biggest Loser, 'V,' 'Parenthood'

Parenthood-castImage Credit: Art Streiber/NBCMan, originals of The Biggest Loser, No Ordinary Family, V, and Parenthood were no match for the NCIS franchise: CBS won Tuesday in adults 18-49 (3.2 rating/9 share) and viewers (16.5 million), thanks to those men and women from NCIS and NCIS: Los Angeles. Granted, both dramas were down (NCIS earned a  4.1/11, down 9 percent, while LA earned a 3.3/9, down 11 percent), but the network still ruled in most key demos for the night. Each 18-49 ratings point equals 1.3 million.

The Good Wife only did so-so ratings, earning a 2.1/6 in the demo — which ties it with its season low. READ FULL STORY

'Parenthood' stays put; NBC postpones return of 'Law & Order: Los Angeles'

Parenthood-castImage Credit: Art Streiber/NBCNBC put the kibosh on a plan to move Parenthood to Mondays and will keep it on Tuesdays at 10 to give Law & Order: Los Angeles more time to reboot itself now that three of the original stars are leaving the freshman drama. New episodes of Parenthood will now air on Tuesdays for the remainder of the season while LOLA will return on a day to be determined.

The Peacock also announced other changes to the schedule. The new competition series America’s Next Great Restaurant will debut on Sunday, March 6 instead of the previously announced date of Wednesday, March 16. The Marriage Ref – which was meant for the Sunday slot — will return at a later date.

Alfred Molina will step up to replace Skeet Ulrich on LOLA, even though he’s already on the show as a district attorney. He will continue to play Ricardo Morales, but it will be revealed that his character was on the Los Angeles Police Department for 15 years, and earned the rank of detective. His frustrations as a prosecutor reach a tipping point and he decides to return to the police force. Terrence Howard, whose character Jonah Dekker alternated with Molina’s Morales, will now be in every episode.

'Lost' alum Michael Emerson to guest star on 'Parenthood' -- EXCLUSIVE

Michael-EmersonImage Credit: Jamie McCarthy/WireImage.comMichael Emerson, who made a name for himself as the manipulative, creepy Benjamin Linus on Lost, has lined up his next quirky TV role: EW has learned exclusively that he’ll guest star as a bug specialist on the NBC drama Parenthood. In the episode, which airs in March, Emerson plays Amazing Andy (of Amazing Andy’s Wonderful World of Bugs), a smart-yet-socially-awkward man who’s hired to entertain the children at a birthday party for Max (Max Burkholder). Like Max, the son of Kristina (Monica Potter) and Adam (Peter Krause), Andy has Asperger’s syndrome. Emerson also will star with former Lost castmate Terry O’Quinn in J.J. Abrams’ NBC drama pilot Odd Jobs.

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