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Will kooky Gary Busey ever get fired on 'Celebrity Apprentice'?

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The fact that Gary Busey has not already been fired on Celebrity Apprentice is beyond comical — which is exactly why the entire thing is so gosh darn funny. On the latest edition of the InsideTV Podcast, I explain to Jessica Shaw why I am endlessly entertained by Donald Trump’s efforts to legitimize keeping Gary around when it is clearly only due to the fact that his insanity makes for good television. The way I see it, you simply can’t embrace the absurdity of Celebrity Apprentice without appreciating the most absurd aspect of all — The Donald’s random rationale for whom gets fired. Jessica and I discuss that as well as which candidates might actually make it to the end. We also delve into the biggest Celebrity Apprentice controversy of all: Why wasn’t Playmate of the Year Hope Dworaczyk naked last week for the big suntan lotion task? (Gee, thanks a lot, La Toya!) READ FULL STORY

InsideTV Podcast: Can anyone on 'American Idol' beat Scotty? Plus: 'Good Wife' sexcapades and 'Celebrity Apprentice' insanity

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With all the talk centering around females going home left and right and the judges’ refusal to judge, a teen country crooner may just be flying under the radar all the way to the American Idol title. Can anyone beat Scotty McCreery? As a teen country singer, he seems to be pulling votes from two of the biggest voting blocks on the show (young girls and country music fans). He was the first person sent to safety last night and has yet to make an appearance in the bottom three. On this week’s InsideTV Podcast, Jessica Shaw fills in for a vacationing Annie Barrett as we examine whether there is anyone that can beat Scotty. We also argue about whether Jennifer Lopez crossed the line in imploring people to vote for contestants based on their sex, not talent. READ FULL STORY

'The Good Wife': Behind on story? Now you won't have to be -- VIDEO

Feeling left off The Good Wife bandwagon? The good folks at CBS put together a primer to help the uninformed catch up on a juicy arc that’s evolving on the legal series. To recap: Creepy investigator Blake (Scott Porter) recently revealed the news that Kalinda (Archie Panjabi) slept with former state attorney Peter Florrick (Chris Noth), who happens to be married to her best friend Alicia (Julianna Margulies). Ooh, the intrigue! Check out the video below:  READ FULL STORY

'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.

'The Good Wife' scoop: Sarah Silverman to star!

Here’s a provocative piece of casting news from CBS’ The Good Wife: The drama’s scribes tweeted Tuesday that Sarah Silverman will guest star in episode 222.

Sadly, there weren’t any more details so we’ll have to speculate, for now, what the comedienne will play. The judges on the drama have been particularly memorable (and funny), so Silverman donning a black robe would be a particularly awesome development. Stay tuned… 

'The Good Wife': Creators Robert and Michelle King answer burning questions about last night's explosive episode

Every episode of CBS’ The Good Wife typically ups the ante of the one that came before it, but last night’s hour, cheekily titled “Ham Sandwich,” blew wide open the drama’s already knotty atmosphere: Dark, violent investigator Blake (Scott Porter) revealed the shocking news that — SPOILER ALERT – his mysterious nemesis Kalinda (Archie Panjabi, right) slept with her best friend Alicia’s (Julianna Margulies, left) husband, former state’s attorney Peter Florrick (Chris Noth), when she’d worked for him years before (see Ken Tucker’s take). The revelation is more than your typical twist for several reasons, but mostly because it almost transforms two of the show’s most crux-y relationships — the romantic one between spouses Alicia and Peter, and the friendly one between coworkers Alicia and Kalinda.

How long has this revelation been planned? Was it intended as a reboot? Can anything else this season possibly top this? Why not wait until the finale for such a bombshell? We tapped Robert and Michelle King — the married co-creators and co-executive producers of The Good Wife — to answer those burning questions and many more here:

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InsideTV Podcast: Who was robbed on 'American Idol', plus 'The Good Wife' shines and the first booted 'Survivor' castoff speaks!

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We have our American Idol finalists! But which unlikely losers were snubbed by not making it through to the final 13? On the latest edition of the InsideTV Podcast, Annie Barrett, Tim Stack, and I consider a few contestant names as part of our newest game: Robbed or Not Robbed! See who we think should have made the final cut. And who shouldn’t have. Then, we break down the latest scintillating episode of The Good Wife, where Julius is busy playing double agent! Bond? Gone! Childs? Gone! Who’s next? We discuss what makes this the best drama on network television. Then, the first person booted off Survivor: Redemption Island, Francesca Hogi, calls in to discuss her — albeit too short — time on the island. What does she think now of Phillip? What item did she smuggle off the island? And why hasn’t she bothered to watch the show on TV? Answers will be revealed!

To join in the fun, just click on the audio player icon below. Or, since we’re now on iTunes, you can subscribe for free and take the podcast with you on the go. No iTunes? No problem. You can also download the entire podcast right here. And to send a question to the InsideTV Podcast team, follow us on Twitter @InsideTVPodcast. But first let us know what you think: Who was robbed by not being put through to Idol’s Top 13? Should Cary and Kalinda finally hook up on The Good Wife?  And will you miss Francesca from Survivor? Hit the message boards and let us know!


'Grey's Anatomy,' 'Nikita,' 'Big Love,' 'White Collar': Find out what's next in the Spoiler Room

Spoiler-Room_510.jpg Image Credit: Eric McCandless/ABC; David Giesbrecht/USA; Ben Mark Holzberg/The CW; Isabella Vosmikova/HBOAs promised, Spoiler Room is now twice a week! So keep those questions about your favorite shows coming in. With our new programming schedule, I have a chance to get to a bunch more of them — hopefully yours snuck in here this week. If not, keep harassing me at spoilerroom@ew.com or on Twitter @EWSandraG.

Also, I gladly accept your insider tips if you’re a well-connected human being, your praise if you like building egos (specifically mine), and your tips on how to keep Spoiler Room best serving you. See you 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

Who likes 'NCIS'? Close to 23 million of you.

NCISImage Credit: Monty Brinton/CBSFor the love of Mark Harmon, would you look at those ratings for NCIS!  The veteran CBS drama posted a series record in viewers on Tuesday – a whopping 22.7 million – and also earned its best adult 18-49 rating (4.6/12) since October of 2009, according to preliminary ratings. As a result, CBS slaughtered the competition in viewers (17.5 million) and 18-49 (3.5/9) for the night. Each 18-49 ratings point equals 1.3 million viewers.

Then again, CBS didn’t have a helluva lot of competition in the 8 p.m. time slot. Fox aired a repeat of Glee and ABC went with an oldie of No Ordinary Family, so Harmon and Co. only had to do battle with The Biggest Loser, which also posted a tidy gain over the previous week by earning a 3.3/8 — up 3% — and 9.1 million.

The rest of CBS’s schedule rocked, too. NCIS: LA earned a 3.8/9 —  up 15% — and 17.7 million, while  The Good Wife grabbed a 2.2/6 — up 5% — and 12.1 million. READ FULL STORY

SAG Awards 2011: Backstage with Julianna Margulies, 'Modern Family,' Melissa Leo of 'The Fighter,' and many more

modern-family-sag-awardsImage Credit: Lester Cohen/WireImage.comWhat happens after the SAG Award winners accept their statuettes, give their speeches, and head off stage? They go backstage for a mini-media tour, of course, where they talk to the press and eventually make their way back to the main press room to take questions from all sorts of reporters, including yours truly from EW. It wasn’t until nearly an hour after the show started that the first winner made her way to the press room (thanks to The Good Wife’s Julianna Margulies!), but after that, the winners came through in a near-constant parade, glowing all the way over the accolades they’d just gotten from their fellow actors. Here, enjoy a minute-by-minute, fly-on-the-wall account of the winners’ tours backstage from the Screen Actors Guild Awards press room.

5:56 p.m. PT: The Good Wife’s Julianna Margulies — who took home a trophy for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series — appears as the first winner to come backstage, looking composed and beautiful as always. (Would you honestly expect anything less?) Margulies talks about several topics, but most interestingly, how the most nerve-wracking part of the night is always the red carpet. She also tells the press about her first movie role, way back in 1994: She played, in her words, “a hooker with a heart of gold” opposite Steven Seagal in Out for Justice.

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'Gossip Girl,' 'Good Wife,' 'Supernatural': Find out what's next in the Spoiler Room

Spoiler-RoomImage Credit: John Paul Filo/CBS; Giovanni Rufino/The CW; Jordan Nuttal/The CW; Adam Taylor/CBSWhat is it about Leighton Meester that makes her so incredibly pair-able with others? Whether she’s standing beside Chuck or Dan (or Minka Kelly, for that matter), she simply oozes chemistry. Well, whatever “it” is, it makes for great TV (and perhaps also movies that you really want to see despite a fear of losing self respect). This week, I talked chemistry and more with Blair Waldorf’s amazing puppetmasters, Stephanie Savage and Josh Safran, who dish about what we can expect next from our favorite schemer and the rest of the gang. I also spoke with Matt Czuchry (insert tiny cartoon hearts here) about The Good Wife, dug up some dirt on Supernatural‘s (now postponed) return, spoke with Rachelle Lefevre about Off the Map, and much more. READ FULL STORY

Sarah Michelle Gellar's new CBS thriller pilot 'Ringer': The producer spills details! -- EXCLUSIVE

Sarah-Michelle-GellarImage Credit: Stephen Lovekin/Getty ImagesThe networks have been on a pilot-greenlighting tear lately. But which possible show has the potential to be a gem of the 2011-12 season? We’ll go out on a limb here: CBS’ in-the-works thriller Ringer, which—should the pilot get the pickup to series during May’s network upfronts—would mark the much-anticipated return of Buffy the Vampire Slayer star Sarah Michelle Gellar to regular series television. Granted, Gellar acolytes have been titillated by her possible return before with HBO’s The Wonderful Maladys, only to have the pilot never make it to series. But alas, the potential seems to be there with Ringer. Until now, the show has only been described as drama about “a troubled young woman on the run who hides out by living the life of her wealthy twin sister, until she learns her sibling’s life has a bounty on it as well.” Rather vague. Are you dying for more details? Us, too, so we tracked down Peter Traugott, the pilot’s producer and head of Brillstein Entertainment Partners, the production company behind Ringer, and grilled him about the pilot. Here, Traugott spills more about Ringer’s plot, its enviable star Sarah Michelle Gellar and getting her to come back to network television (she wanted to do cable!), and why the show is indeed a good fit for CBS.

WHAT IS RINGER EXACTLY? READ FULL STORY

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