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Emmy Watch: Jeff Perry on baring everything for 'Scandal'

Between now and June 28, the deadline for Emmy voters to submit nomination ballots, EW.com will feature interviews with some of the actors and actresses whose names we hope to hear when nominations are announced on July 18.

Scandal is not a show for the emotionally faint. ABC’s soapy political melodrama reached dramatic heights in season 2, when creator Shonda Rhimes treated devoted viewers to a two-story arc full of murders, lies, secret identities, and an assassination attempt. But before the mole, Rowan, and Captain Jake Ballard, there was the original sin of Scandal — the election rigging.

Rhimes shrewdly structured the first part of season 2 as a series of flashbacks and present-day moments to reveal the details of Defiance, the town in Ohio that a small committee decided to manipulate to ensure the presidential victory of Fitzgerald Grant III. And in a season full of incredible character reveals and origin stories, Cyrus Beene (Jeff Perry), the master manipulator of the West Wing, stole the show when he stripped down to nothing, literally, and for once, told the truth.
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'Mistresses': Star Alyssa Milano talks about her seductive new role

ABC’s sudsy new series Mistresses is not Desperate Housewives — but it does have some things in common with the dearly departed soap.

Based on a British series of the same name, Mistresses – which debuts tonight at 10 p.m. — centers around four friends (including Charmed star Alyssa Milano and Lost’s Yunjin Kim) who find themselves entangled in not so wholesome — and, in some cases, even illicit — relationships. At the center of the series is Milano’s Savi, a (mostly) happily married lawyer who has an impulsive one-night stand with her long-time co-worker. “I look at Savi as being a really good person who makes a really bad decision and then sort of has to deal with the repercussions of that,” says Milano, who explains that Savi’s life will take a devastating turn as the series progresses. “It’s not only the potential end of her marriage, but also her friendships. She becomes very alone.”

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'Scandal' finale post-mortem: Shonda Rhimes on that crazy Quinn moment and Olivia's [SPOILER]

Last night’s wild season 2 finale of Scandal featured a number of shocking revelations and a big moment for our girl Quinn. We caught up with Scandal creator and showrunner Shonda Rhimes after an Academy of Television Arts and Sciences cast reading of the finale to ask her a few questions. Be warned, though, if you haven’t seen the season finale of Scandal, there are only spoilers below.

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'Dallas' renewed for third season

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The Ewing clan will continue their TV dynasty.

TNT has picked up a third season of Dallas, with 15 episodes ordered for early next year.

Dallas has built a passionately loyal following with its expertly woven storylines, clever twists and turns, and numerous outstanding performances by a cast that spans generations,” said Michael Wright, president, head of programming for TNT. “Although we said goodbye to Larry Hagman and his iconic character J.R. Ewing this year, Dallas has many more stories left to tell, and the Ewing clan will continue to honor J.R.’s memory by keeping its audience surprised and delighted.”

Indeed, some wondered if Dallas would continue beyond the second season after Hagman passed away late last year. The season has averaged 3.8 million viewers per episode when including seven days of DVR playback, and 1.4 million adults 18-49.

'Revenge' star Gabriel Mann teases a tech showdown: 'It's sexy in a techie way'

Nolan Ross (played by Gabriel Mann) has had a rough season on Revenge!  His greatest and most deadly invention was taken from him, he ceded half of his company to the snake Daniel, and his girlfriend betrayed his trust and then died (probably?). ”I would say one thing about the character’s on Revenge, they’re awfully resilient,” Mann said about how Nolan’s recovering from the Padma shocker.

Still, it’d be great if Nolan could win some time soon. Although the introduction of Fa1c0n (a hacker genius who works for the Graysons and was partially responsible for David Clarke’s imprisonment) may have confused some, it does provide Nolan with a worthy nemesis. READ FULL STORY

'Scandal' behind the scenes: Inside the cast and crew photo -- VIDEO

With the second season finale of Scandal just weeks away (Nooooooooo!!!), we’re also nearing the end of EW’s behind the scenes look at the making of the show. (Double “Noooooo!!”)

Luckily, we’re not there yet! And in this week’s video, Josh Malina takes us behind the scenes of the cast and crew photo. For those who don’t know, it’s often customary for television shows to take one photo of its cast and crew together toward the end of the season. It’s a lovely little gathering of all the people who work hard to bring shows to life every week.

After meeting several important people from behind the scenes at Scandal thanks to Malina’s video series, see how many familiar faces you can spot… READ FULL STORY

'Grey's Anatomy' finale scoop: [Spoiler] puts hospital in 'crisis mode'

A storm’s a-brewin’! And we mean that in more ways that one.

After last season’s finale found some of the gang from the former Seattle Grace getting in a fatal plane crash, this season, the danger is coming to them.

“I can say that we have a huge super-storm that’s headed to Seattle and you can take that in however many ways you want to take it,” Chandra Wilson reveals about the season ender. “So because of that, the hospital is in crisis mode — because that’s what we like to do.” READ FULL STORY

'Grey's Anatomy' sneak peek: Alex is jealous of Jo's new relationship -- VIDEO

Alex Karev’s love life has never been easy: He’s cheated, he’s taken care of girlfriends during psychotic breaks, and he’s been left by his wife. But when Grey’s Anatomy creator Shonda Rhimes promised that this would be the year that Alex meets his “person,” things finally started looking up … until that person started dating another guy.

In a sneak peek from this Thursday’s episode, Alex’s jealousy is finally starting to show when Jo mentions that she’s thinking about moving in with Jason, her “d-bag boyfriend,” as Alex puts it. And when Cristina finally calls Alex out on being in love with Jo, he doesn’t exactly deny it. However, he does shoot down the idea of punching Jason.

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Catch a new episode of Grey’s Anatomy Thursday at 9 p.m. ET on ABC.

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'Revenge' creator leaving

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After a rocky second season, the creator of Revenge is leaving the ABC series. Writer-producer Mike Kelley will exit the show, a network source confirmed.

Revenge doesn’t yet have a third-season order, but the soap is considered very likely to return.

“In a difficult mutual decision between myself and ABC studios, the end of my current contract will mark my final season as showrunner for Revenge,” Kelley wrote in a statement. “Helming this series has been the ride of a lifetime, and my producing partner, Melissa Loy, and I will look back on our Revenge time with deep gratitude and respect for Emily [VanCamp] and Madeleine [Stowe] and the rest of the incredible cast, our heroic crew, the dedicated and imaginative producing and writing team, and the tireless post production department … I’m excited about finishing post production on the season two finale, which I hope will stand among the best episodes of the series thus far. Continued success to all.”

Deadline reported that Kelley had been lobbying the network and ABC Studios for shorter seasons, more like a cable-network 13-episode model that broadcasters are increasingly attempting with shows like Fox’s The Following and CBS’ upcoming Under the Dome. We’ve pushed for more shows to try this in the past – for heavily serialized dramas, doing 22 epiosdes a season is creatively extremely tough to pull off.

'Dallas': Patrick Duffy talks tonight's season finale (and still knocking on Larry Hagman's dressing room door)

Tonight on Dallas‘ two-hour season finale (TNT, 9 p.m. ET), viewers find out who shot J.R.(Larry Hagman), whether the Ewings can complete J.R.’s “masterpiece” to take down Cliff Barnes and Harris Ryland, and if Victoria Principal has returned as Christopher’s mother, Pam. “People know I can’t be bought,” Patrick Duffy says, laughing when asked if he’s been offered bribes to reveal the answers early. “It’s very rare that somebody offers, like they did Larry in the old days. The Queen Mother apparently tried to bribe him. But we don’t get that now because people are so happy to play the game with us. They like to ask the question: ‘What about Victoria Principal?’ ‘Who shot J.R.?’ But they say, ‘Don’t tell me! Don’t tell me!’ They want to be there watching and go, ‘Oh my gosh.'”

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: Last we saw Bobby, you were smiling walking out of Ewing Energies, in slow-mo, which I loved, after just handing Cliff Barnes the keys to the company. What can you tease about how we’ll see him in the finale?
PATRICK DUFFY: Bobby had a great little scene with Linda [Grey] in last Monday’s episodes where he says that hubris will bring Cliff down. We knew absolutely how to get Cliff Barnes overconfident. That’s why there’s that smirk. I’ve gotten tweets about my smirk. I’m very happy about that smirk. [Laughs] I didn’t know I had a good smirk in me. You actually smirk better in slow motion. What we end up seeing is that Bobby has to do things so out of his comfort zone. I mean he’s literally so uncomfortable, as a character, with the things he’s gonna have to do in these next two hours. The smirk gets replaced by a grimace of Ohmygod, what have I done? But, it’s great fun to do that, having been Bobby for over 30 years, to see how I have to make a good guy cross the line and still be, I think, a good guy. He is reluctant about doing it. He’s only doing it because J.R. mandated it in his dying letter. So, he’s obligated to do things that he’s not comfortable doing, but I don’t think he’s gonna stay there very long once the job is done. READ FULL STORY

'Dallas': Julie Gonzalo on Pamela's surprise wedding (and return to Southfork?)

It takes a lot to shock Dallas fans, but seeing Pamela Barnes (Julie Gonzalo) and John Ross Ewing (Josh Henderson) wed in Vegas this week — binding them and their respective shares in Barnes Global and Ewing Energies — did it. “I was sitting on a comfortable couch, and I was reading the episode,” Gonzalo says, “and I literally yelled, ‘WHAT? They’re marrying them already? No way!’ At first, I was like, ‘That’s so soon,’ but now I’m like, ‘That’s awesome. They’re brilliant.’ They’re a great duo and really complement each other. I don’t think it’s happily ever after for these two, at all. I think the fun has just started.”  READ FULL STORY

'Dallas' EP Cynthia Cidre teases a big moment for John Ross and Pamela

There are only four episodes left in season 2 of Dallas, with two episodes airing at 8 p.m. ET tonight and two more airing next Monday. “As we get closer to the end, all those balls that we’ve had in the air have to land,” executive producer Cynthia Cidre tells EW. “So there’s a lot of revelations amongst these last four episodes. It’s just non-stop.” In fact, watching the first hour of next week’s season finale, “I told the editor, ‘Give me a moment. Let me go get some water,’ because it’s all paying off,” she says. “Even for me, it’s great fun to watch.”
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'Scandal': Josh Malina goes behind the scenes of EW photoshoot -- VIDEO

“This is getting very meta,” Josh Malina jokes in today’s behind the scenes video. And he’s very right.

Although EW has been working with Malina all season to bring you a series of behind the scenes videos, a few weeks ago, our paths collided off the internet when Scandal scored itself an EW cover! In this week’s video, Malina takes you behind the scenes of the big day for an inside look at when EW met OPA. READ FULL STORY

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