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Olivia Pope’s trench coat on Scandal
It’s going to take a lot more than a string of technology snafus to derail Spoiler Room Video Edition. (When you press play on this week’s episode, you’ll see what I mean.) And in the spirit of a can-do attitude, today’s post also has a treat for fans of the show about the unbreakable woman herself, Nikita (Maggie Q).
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Last we saw on Ringer, Bridget (Sarah Michelle Gellar) was a little down — literally. She was passed out on the floor after being drugged by Catherine, who recapper Tim Stack has fittingly dubbed the First Lady of Crazytown.
And this week, don’t look for Catherine to go easy on poor, incapacitated Bridget, says Ioan Gruffudd, who plays Bridget/Siobhan’s husband, Andrew. “I think it’d be pretty hard for Catherine to be redeemed [after all of her bad deeds],” the actor told EW during a recent sit-down. “Unless she gets away with what she’s done, I can’t imagine her being redeemed. But she might very well get away with what she did tonight.”
Coy as Gruffudd was about what happens in tonight’s episode, he was slightly more forthcoming about the April 17 season finale, which, he says, finds many of the show’s burning questions answered.
“I think the audience will be shocked with what we do and what we reveal, but they won’t necessarily be surprised,” he says. “The stuff that we answer that people would normally take maybe a couple of seasons to answer, like the big overlying questions that we set up in the first episode. Those are going to be revealed come the finale, so it’s pretty intense.”
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Is this the end for Andrea Roth’s conniving Catherine on The CW’s Ringer? It sure don’t look good from this exclusive clip from next week’s episode, wonderfully titled “If You’re Just An Evil Bitch Then Get Over It,” in which she apparently slit her own wrists. “I just wanna die,” she tells her ex-husband Andrew (Ioan Gruffudd) and drops to the floor.
This past week’s Ringer found Catherine broke once again after Andrew managed to steal back the money she had swindled from him. Ringer is never at a loss for plot twists, that’s for sure. Also, love Catherine’s glamour, rocking a Miss Havisham-ish nightgown in her lowest moments. This gal definitely does not own sweatpants or Pajama Jeans. Watch below… READ FULL STORY
The CW’s Ringer won’t return with new episodes until Jan 31, but here’s something to look forward to: the Sarah Michelle Gellar show has cast Matthew Del Negro (The Sopranos, The United States of Tara) in the recurring role of Agent Grady Torrance. He will cross paths with Agent Machado (Nestor Carbonell) and is Machado’s nemesis at the bureau. Agent G is described as cocky, slick, and smooth — and, we’re told, will handle his new investigation according to his own agenda. His first appearance is scheduled for the March 6 episode.
Del Negro was most recently seen on TNT’s Rizzoli & Isles, where he recurred as cocky but harmless grease monkey Giovanni, who was led to believe Jane (Angie Harmon) and Maura (Sasha Alexander) are lesbian lovers so he’d stop hitting on them.
CBS and Warner Bros. announced today that The CW and Hulu have struck a five-year licensing deal to allow the website to stream CW shows on Hulu and Hulu Plus. This encompasses network tentpoles 90210, America’s Next Top Model, Gossip Girl, Supernatural, and The Vampire Diaries, as well as Ringer, Hart of Dixie, The Secret Circle, and Nikita. Under the agreement, up to five in-season episodes will only be featured on Hulu Plus for eight days following the broadcast, at which point they will be available on the ad-supported free Hulu site. “The CW programming is a great example of the kind of in-season content we want to make available,” said Hulu’s SVP of Content Andy Forssell. “Making these shows available on Hulu and Hulu Plus will allow new and existing fans to get their fix of The CW’s great shows anytime and anywhere.”
Andrea Roth has been cast in the recurring role of Catherine — that’s the ex wife of Siobhan’s husband Andrew Martin and the mother of Juliet. She’s described as “beautiful, sexy and intimidating … smart, conniving and can be very vindictive.”
Catherine comes to New York and “causes turmoil for the Martin family” (which, naturally includes our heroine SMG). In addition to appearing in 93 episodes of FX’s Rescue Me, Roth also had a recurring role on CBS’ Blue Bloods.
SMG is going the distance!
The CW just gave Ringer a full-season order, sources say. The move comes on the heels of Ringer moving up a tick in the ratings Tuesday night for the first time, delivering 1.7 million viewers and a 0.8 in the adult demo. We’re also hearing the Ringer season finale will reveal Gellar’s character is a triplet.*
Ringer is the first new fall drama to score its “back nine” episodes. Fox’s New Girl, NBC’s Up All Night and Whitney, and CBS’ 2 Broke Girls have also landed full-season orders so far. Keep up with all the latest fall TV breaking news, follow me on Twitter here.
UPDATE: Two more CW shows get full seasons. Find out which here…
UPDATED: Death Watch 2011: Survival chances of the new fall shows
*Not actually true
Happy Friday, friends!
I’ve had a long and exhausting week trolling the sets of your favorite shows in rainy (but completely lovely) Vancouver, and it’s paid off. Not only have I walked away from my travels with a new love for all things (and people) Canadian, but I come back to my motherland with plenty of TV bounty.
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