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'Sons of Anarchy': Creator Kurt Sutter breaks down the disturbing premiere

Spoiler alert! If you haven’t watched Sons of Anarchy‘s season 6 premiere, stop reading now. Creator Kurt Sutter explains the motivation behind the shocking final twist — and the other disturbing turns along the way. Read our full recap here. READ FULL STORY

'Sons of Anarchy' gets an aftershow

Taking a page from Breaking Bad and The Walking Dead, FX’s Sons of Anarchy is getting an post-episode chat fest, EW has confirmed.

The cable network has picked up three episodes of the online post-show. Each 30-minute installment will stream live on FX’s web site after the East Coast airing, following the premiere as well as episode 5 and the season finale, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The aftershow will be hosted by Chris Franjola  (Chelsea Lately).

On Twitter, creator Kurt Sutter confirmed the show will follow a similar format to the AMC after-shows, with “cast members, celebrity superfan and me” appearing.

FX will keep the content online so fans can catch up or re-watch. Sons of Anarchy season 6 premieres Sept. 10.

'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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'Sons of Anarchy' trailer: Take a ride into season 6 -- VIDEO

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TV’s favorite outlaw motorcycle club rolls back into prime time September 10 with a special 90-minute episode, and FX is offering up the longest sneak peek yet.

After all the buzz about the season premiere’s violence and the release of some portentous-looking promos, we’ve got an extended look at the action-packed season 6 featuring tense interrogations, prison scenes, trouble in the club ranks, and maximum black-leather badassery.

SOA fans, will you be watching?
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Explosive new 'Sons of Anarchy' promo: Watch it here!

The ominous tone of Sons of Anarchy‘s season 6 promos continues. Watch the second tease below in which Jax and the club ride by images of Gemma, Clay, and Tara. Could it mean that Jax is willing to cut all of them loose; that those three, like the MC itself, are in danger of imploding; or that they’ll be problems for Jax? READ FULL STORY

'Sons of Anarchy' boss: Violent premiere scene 'not meant to be sensational'

A scene that caps off the season 6 premiere of Sons of Anarchy reignited a conversation about television violence today at the Television Critics Association press tour, where Executive Producer Kurt Sutter urged critics to stay mum about the sequence “that’s not meant to be sensational.”

“I feel like if it gets leaked, it’s going to be like, ‘oh, they’re doing it to be controversial to bring more eyes to the episode,'” Sutter told reporters about the Sept. 10 episode on FX. “Honestly, I’m worried more about that kind of blowback than people finding out about that event.”

He then explained why he chose to feature such a shocking sequence that breaks from the typical action in Charming. “I’ve wanted to do that story for about three years,” Sutter said. “I knew obviously it would be somewhat controversial but I feel like as much as I wouldn’t do something just because it was controversial, I’m also not not going to do something because it’s controversial.

“I feel like it’ll continue to play out and that’s the truth,” Sutter continued. “I will also say that there’s a lot of blood and guts in my show and it’s the signature of the show, but I also feel like — and I feel like I’m not lying to myself when I say this — is that nothing is done gratuitously. The events that happen in the premiere are really the catalyst for the third act of [the series].”

Sutter does have a history of incorporating certain story lines that could be misconstrued as a ploy to grab headlines. That’s why FX kept it on the down low that Walton Goggins (Justified) had filmed a guest spot as transgender escort Venus Van Dam until it aired last season.

'NCIS,' 'Supernatural,' 'NCIS: LA,' 'Sons of Anarchy': Find out what's next in the Spoiler Room

Howdy, Roomies!

It’s that time of the week again. Excited? You should be! I am. I’ve also had a lot of caffeine this week while covering the Television Critics Association press tour with my colleagues, so … this should be interesting.

As always, send your questions to spoilerroom@ew.com.

‘NCIS’ BOSS: ‘EVERYONE HAS TO WATCH THE FIRST TWO EPISODES’
I hear ya, NCIS fans. The departure of Cote de Pablo is an unfortunate turn of events, to say the least. NCIS EP Gary Glasberg was “saddened” by the situation, too, telling me earlier this week during CBS’ annual bash for television critics that “it’s the last thing we planned on.” That said, he promised, “At the end of the day, I’m really happy with what we came up with. Everyone has to watch the first two episodes.”

Why? Well, for one, he teased, the episodes were completely reworked in order to accommodate this curve ball. “I literally had to lock myself away and everything I was planning on had to be blown out and I had to start all over again,” he says of the news, which came after plans for the season had already begun. “Again, it’s not what we had hoped for. This family — this NCIS family that exists between [the characters] — is so special and so unique, and this was Cote’s decision and we have to respect that … but some really fantastic work is going to come out of what occurred. We have some really terrific stuff planned for the year.”

So what ARE those plans? For one, Ziva will be “prominent” in the second episode of the season and “it’s a really touching, emotional story and I promise the viewers will not be disappointed — especially the Tiva fans, as we say. I hope it’s everything they want it to be.”

He adds: “I want some of it to be a surprise, but I think people will be pleased at the end of the day with where it’s left both emotionally and psychologically — and not only for Tony, but Gibbs, Abby, and everybody. That’s a big part of what I was taking into consideration — really understanding how the people and the fans are so connected to our characters. You really have to honor that.”

Who’s already crying?
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'Sons of Anarchy' season 6 promo comes out swinging -- VIDEO

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Short and not so sweet: That describes the promo FX debuted Wednesday night for Sons of Anarchy‘s sixth season, which premieres in September. Watch it below and feel the tension rising.  READ FULL STORY

Emmy Watch: Jimmy Smits talks Nero's dark turn on 'Sons of Anarchy'

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.

Sons of Anarchy has never earned an acting Emmy nomination, but with a dozen career nods to his credit, including one win for L.A. Law, and a character as layered as sensitive ex-addict/OG gangster Nero Padilla, Jimmy Smits might be the man to change that. After meeting Smits at a Directors Guild of America function honoring Paris Barclay, an executive producer and director of Sons of Anarchy with whom Smits feels he did some of his best work at the end of his NYPD Blue run, SOA creator Kurt Sutter began talks for Smits to join the FX drama’s fifth season as the escort service-operating “companionator.”

“I was in Las Vegas the other day introducing [Vice President Joe] Biden at this function, and he comes walking in, and there’s this long receiving line, and he clocks me at the end of the line — because I’m the tallest, I always go to the end — and he says, ‘Smits, you’re breaking my heart. You go from a politician, to a policeman, to a judge, to now you’re with these guys,'” Smits tells EW, laughing at the ribbing. Here, we asked Smits to talk about the episode (“To Thine Own Self”) in which nice-guy Nero, who wanted to leave the life behind him, was sucked back in.

And yes, Barclay directed it.
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Emmy Watch: 'Sons of Anarchy' star Maggie Siff talks Tara's rise and fall (and rise again)

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.

Jax’s old lady Tara has always been the character to whom many Sons of Anarchy fans relate most: As long as this strong, smart woman is willing to stay in this outlaw world, it’s safe for us to play in it, too. That’s why it felt like we were all being punished when she was led away in handcuffs at the end of the season 5 finale. Siff spoke with EW about filming that soul-sucking scene, the season’s controversial masturbation moments (including the one with death row inmate Otto, played by series creator Kurt Sutter), and where her character goes from here. READ FULL STORY

'Sons of Anarchy': Drea de Matteo returning

With Tara (Maggie Siff) being led away in handcuffs in Sons of Anarchy‘s season 5 finale, it’s no surprise that Wendy (Drea de Matteo), Jax’s ex-wife and mother of his first-born, Abel, will be back in the picture in season 6. As TV Line was the first to report, de Matteo will reprise her role in multiple episodes. EW has confirmed the return engagement starts with the season 6 premiere in September.

In the December finale, Tara had wanted Jax to sign legal documents naming Wendy as their sons’ legal guardian should anything happen to them. But after Tara’s arrest for conspiring to murder the prison nurse Otto stabbed with the crucifix she’d brought him, Jax tore the papers in half. He’d recently shot up recovering addict Wendy with heroin to discredit her should she try to pursue a custody battle for Abel, so we wouldn’t expect him to welcome her help now.  READ FULL STORY

'Good Wife' co-creator Robert King explains that 'Vampire Diaries' fan fiction reference -- VIDEO

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On Sunday’s episode of CBS’ The Good Wife, Diane (Christine Baranski) asked the firm’s investigator Kalinda (Archie Panjabi) to run a background check on her so she’d know where she’d be vulnerable if Peter Florrick (Chris Noth) is elected governor and nominates her for the vacant seat on the Illinois Supreme Court, as planned. The first thing Kalinda turned up: Vampire Diaries fan fiction originating from Diane’s home IP address and email. Watch the scene below. (Spoiler alert: Diane blames her housekeeper, who lacks boundaries.)

“We know [TVD exec producer] Kevin Williamson through Writers Guild things, and we think he’s wonderful. And we also thought he’d be fine with a reference to the show’s fan fiction,” Good Wife co-creator Robert King tells EW in an email. “We obviously wanted something that seemed ludicrous and out-of-character for Diane to be doing. We tried two other things: Sons of Anarchy fan fiction and incestuous fan fiction for Supernatural.”  READ FULL STORY

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