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InsideTV Podcast: Stars from 'New Girl,' 'Orphan Black,' 'Scandal,' 'Fringe,' 'Parks and Recreation' call in to thank fans

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The 6th Annual EWwy Awards — in which readers on EW.com vote for the most egregious Emmy snubs in the 10 key categories — got the royal treatment this year. We announced the winners live on Entertainment Weekly Radio (SiriusXM, channel 105) and we had some very special guests to help us with the festivities. That’s right, several of the winners called into the show to formally accept their awards, thank the fans who voted for them, and slip a few spoilers about upcoming plotlines on their shows. The call-in sheet reads like a primetime all-star lineup. Joining the show were:

Amy Poehler (with Adam Scott in the background) (Best Comedy Series, Parks & Recreation)

Zooey Deschanel (Best Actress in a Comedy, New Girl)

Jake Johnson (Best Actor in a Comedy, New Girl)

Showrunners John Fawcett and Graeme Manson (Best Drama, Orphan Black)

Tatiana Maslany (Best Actress in a Drama, Orphan Black)

Tony Goldwyn (Best Actor in a Drama, Scandal)

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'Bones,' 'Chicago Fire,' 'Suits,' 'How I Met Your Mother': Find out what's next in the Spoiler Room

Vacation is over. Time to kick off the Fall TV season in style!

Step one: Pick up this monster of an issue. Step two:  Program DVR(s). Step 3: Enjoy the scoop below! Step 4: Send me your burning questions (spoilerroom@ew.com)

‘BONES’: FOUR BURNING QUESTIONS ANSWERED

+ Tease a cute Bones/Booth moment! — Rita
The end of the premiere is very touching. Watching Bones deal with her hurt feelings throughout the episode is hard (especially since Emily Deschanel is so good!) but it’s worth it for the ending.

+ Anything you can tell me about Pelant’s demise? — Cassie
Here’s what I can say: In the premiere, you don’t SEE Pelant, but his presence is so foreboding that a paranoid person might start looking at every piece of electronics in their house with a raised eyebrow. Meanwhile, anyone looking to buy some electronics?

+ How much do we see Freddie Prinze Jr. in the premiere? Did you like him? — Farrah
He doesn’t have a huge amount of screen time in the first episode, but we are introduced to the character, knowing he’ll be back at some point. (By the end of the hour, he owes Booth a favor!) And with such a small amount of screen time, it’s hard to read this character, but I like what I see so far. He’s almost seems like alt-Booth — almost how I imagine Booth had he not found Brennan and the Squints. If that makes sense.

+ Any teases for episodes beyond the premiere or the wedding? — Val
In the second episode — which, as previously reported, takes place at a couples retreat — there’s a sweat lodge scene. #thankyouproducers As for the wedding, this affair won’t be rushed. We’ll see a reception. There’s lots of returns. (Ryan O’Neal! Ty Panitz! Cyndi Lauper!) And, duh, a ceremony! 

‘CHICAGO FIRE’: FIVE PREMIERE TEASES!

Chicago Fire fans should be excited about the season to come. Why? I’ll give you FIVE reasons…

+ The episode takes place on Casey’s first day back after taking a trip to clear his head. He’s still struggling with the death of Hallie but he’s not as bad as when we last saw him depressed and disheveled. So are things looking up for him? Not exactly. By the end of the episode, he’s going to find himself very close to a situation that promises more headache-inducing situations. Can’t this guy catch a break?

+ One of the firefighters betrays his colleagues in what they believe to be a big way. It’s actually more hilarious than serious.

+ Michelle Forbes is deliciously evil in the role of Gail McLeod, a ball-busting consultant who is charged with keeping an eye on the firehouse. Gail is also the lady charged with deciding which firehouses are due for closure because of budget cuts. Her first interaction with Boden will leave you worried about Firehouse 51.

+ We learn one of the characters is being targeted! Like, someone-wants-you-dead targeted.

+ One of the crew is going to run for union president! I love the character the writers picked to lead this storyline. Guesses?

‘SUITS’: SARAH RAFFERTY TEASES THE FINALE

This season of Suits has been a rollercoaster ride of the best kind — both in terms of the relationships on the show and in terms of the larger arc about the firm as a business. And if Sarah Rafferty is to be believed, the finale will be a fitting ending to a twist-filled season. In the episode, airing Tuesday, the firm will still be reeling from the divorce with Darby, and on top of that, dealing with the lawsuit brought against them by Ava Hessington. “For better or worse, everyone has to come together and deal with that,” teases Rafferty.

But it’s not all drama, she says. “I can tell you there are some surprising, warm moments,” she says, “but just when you’re sinking into that great feeling of warm fuzziness, you’re kind of slammed with a bit of a revelation that you’re going to have to wait to find out [more] about in the winter premiere.” That’s right, there’s a cliffhanger. Surprise! (Not really.)

Elsewhere, look for Donna to have a really great scene with Stephen Huntley that takes place in prison, as seen in the promo. “You get a chance to see Donna have a little bit of closure,” she says.

MORE SCOOPLETS THIS WAY…

Amy Poehler to guest on 'The Simpsons' -- EXCLUSIVE

A well-known Pawnee resident is going to visit Springfield this season.

Parks and Recreation star Amy Poehler will reprise her role as Bart’s future ex-wife in an upcoming episode of The Simpsons, executive producer Al Jean tells EW. In the installment, which is set 30 years from now, Jenda (Poehler) is dating a crab-like alien creature and … she’s still not getting along with Bart. “Bart is trying to get over his divorce and he does it in a bit of a Total Recall-type way,” Jean says of the episode. “I won’t give away what happens, but that’s a clue.”
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'Orphan Black' star Tatiana Maslany to guest on 'Parks and Recreation'

Orphan Black star Tatiana Maslany is about to play yet another character, but this one is not a clone. She will guest-star as a love interest for Tom Haverford (Aziz Ansari) on Parks and Recreation, NBC has confirmed.
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'Bones,' 'Chicago Fire,' 'Teen Wolf,' 'Revenge': Find out what's next in the Spoiler Room

Happy Spoiler Room day, friends. Hope this week has been kind to you. Mine’s been pretty darn good (see page 2 for details on a pretty amazing day I had on one of my favorite sets this week) and the weekend promises even more good things to come (Saturday’s my birthday!). No, you don’t have to get me anything, but I will take some of your questions! Send them along to spoilerroom@ew.com. Consider it my gift to you.

Have a good one and see you next week. READ FULL STORY

'Grey's Anatomy,' 'Once Upon a Time,' 'Parks and Rec,' 'Bones': Find out what's next in the Spoiler Room

Happy Thursday, Roomies.

Hope this mountain of TV intel finds you in good spirits and wearing fuzzy slippers. (I don’t know why I said that…)

Anyway, please enjoy. And if I have overlooked any of your favorite shows, do throw rotten fruit at me via email at spoilerroom@ew.com. See you next week!

‘GREY’S ANATOMY’: SIX SCOOPLETS FOR THE NEW SEASON!
Will Richard live? Whose relationship might be dead? What happens in the premiere? We caught up with some cast members and EP Shonda Rhimes for a heap of Grey’s teases:

Three words on the premiere: Storm = Mudslide. Firefighters.
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'The Writers' Room': 'Parks and Rec' star Amy Poehler on designing Leslie Knope -- VIDEO

Any fan of Parks and Recreation knows that the sitcom saw a marked change in tone between its first and second seasons — one that helped Parks become one of TV’s funniest and most heartwarming shows. But how did the series make the shift from halfhearted Office clone to sunny, original comedy? You’ll find out tonight when Entertainment Weekly and Sundance Channel’s new series The Writers’ Room goes inside Parks and Rec. Series star Amy Poehler, co-creator Michael Schur, and the show’s writing team will chat about everything from the sitcom’s origins to what happened when Poehler tried to plant a kiss on Joe Biden to how Leslie Knope found her way — the last of which you’ll see in this clip from the show.

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'Parks and Recreation' exec producer addresses departures of Rob Lowe, Rashida Jones

After the TCA session for Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Fox’s new comedy starring Andy Samberg and Andre Braugher, co-creator/executive producer Michael Schur addressed the hot topic from that other show he co-created and executive produces, Parks and Recreation: The departures of Rob Lowe and Rashida Jones after the 13th episode of this season. He elaborated on his statement from yesterday, explaining how the decision came about and how it will impact the show: READ FULL STORY

Rob Lowe and Rashida Jones to leave 'Parks and Recreation'

Two residents of Pawnee will soon bid farewell: Rob Lowe and Rashida Jones are exiting Parks and Recreation during the show’s sixth season, EW has confirmed. (Buzzfeed first reported the news.) The pair will depart about halfway through the season, in the 13th episode. READ FULL STORY

'Parks and Recreation': Lucy Lawless to return in season premiere -- EXCLUSIVE

The season 5 finale of Parks and Recreation left us with some big news: Ron (Nick Offerman) is going to be a dad. And here’s some more news on that front: Mom will be in the season 6 premiere. READ FULL STORY

Heidi Klum to guest on 'Parks and Recreation' -- EXCLUSIVE

Who’s coming down the Parks and Recreation runway? Heidi Klum. The Project Runway host and America’s Got Talent judge has signed on to guest-star in the season premiere of the NBC comedy, EW has learned.

The hour-long episode on Sept. 26 sends certain members of the Parks gang to London, where Leslie (Amy Poehler) is to receive a “Women in Government” award from an international organization. At the event, she encounters a fellow recipient and mayor of a small town in Denmark, who is played by Klum. “Her town completely worships her in a way that makes Leslie a little jealous, considering that Leslie is undergoing a recall vote in Pawnee,” says Parks executive producer Michael Schur. READ FULL STORY

Retta at Comic-Con: 'Parks and Recreation' wants Donna to 'get some ass'

The cast of NBC’s Parks and Recreation heads back to work on Aug. 5, which means star/renowned TV fan Retta was free to drop by EW’s studio at Comic-Con and dish on what story line she’d like her character, Donna, to finally get in season 6. Our headline is a pretty solid hint (as is our follow-up question about when her pal Joe Manganiello, from True Blood, might pop up on the comedy). Watch the interview below. READ FULL STORY

'Brooklyn Nine-Nine': A first look at the poster for Andy Samberg, Andre Braugher comedy

You don’t need to do any detective work to steal a glimpse at the new poster for Fox’s buzzed-about fall comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine. Simply look above and experience some in-your-face action.
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