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'The Good Wife' casts new judge -- EXCLUSIVE

The Good Wife‘s streak of having prominent actors play guest judges on the show continues. This time, the CBS drama has tapped Harvey Fierstein for an appearance.

The gravel-voiced actor best known for Torch Song Trilogy, Fierstein is playing a liberal, ex-hippie type who marches to a different drummer. He’ll preside over a case Alicia (Julianna Margulies) is working on with a sharp eye, but rather laid-back speech.

Expect to see Fierstein, who was also in films like Independence Day, in The Good Wife‘s fourth episode this season, with the show returning on its new night and time — Sunday, Sept. 25 at 9 p.m. The show previously booked Lisa Edelstein in a recurring role. And if you haven’t seen the drama’s provocative season three poster, you must click over to this.

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Emmys: Josh Charles talks first Emmy nomination — and friendly trash talk with fellow nominee Peter Dinklage

'The Good Wife' naughty season 3 ad -- PHOTO

Well look who seems to be enjoying themselves! For season 3 of the critically acclaimed legal drama The Good Wife, CBS is turning up the heat with a new ad that plays off the drama’s chaste-sounding title. Below we have Julianna Margulies in a black negligee. And given her apparent state of mind, this shot makes us curious if there’s more going here that we cannot see.

The Good Wife returns at a new night and time, Sundays this fall at 9 p.m. on CBS starting Sept. 25. Check out the poster for yourself below:  READ FULL STORY

'The Good Wife,' 'White Collar,' 'Bones,' 'Franklin & Bash': Find out what's next in the Spoiler Room

Spoilers are like apples, Roomies. Shake the tree, and you’ll get one to fall. And next week at the annual San Diego Comic-Con, the apples will fall like rain, so be prepared. Rather, help me prepare! Send your burning questions about any and all shows going to Comic-Con (and those that aren’t, if you’re so inclined), so I can come back with a basket of bounty to share with you all. We’ll make spoiler pie together! Also, this apple metaphor has gone on about five sentences too long. So I’m stopping now.

Send questions to (note the two “r”s) or Tweet them to me @EWSandraG.

Also, this week, the “side dishes” are the main course. (Clearly hungry right now… ) Enjoy!

Sandra, I’m betting you’ve already drooled over these pics of gun-wielding Joe Manganiello on the set of White Collar, right? What else can you tell me about his role (and how much heavage we’ll be seeing)? — Maggie READ FULL STORY

Emmys: Buddies Josh Charles and Peter Dinklage already engaging in friendly trash talk?

Tomorrow is the first day of shooting for season 3 of CBS’ The Good Wife, and what better way to welcome the cast back than with nine Emmy nominations — including nods for the series, actors Julianna Margulies, Josh Charles, Christine Baranski, Archie Panjabi, Alan Cumming, and guest star Michael J. Fox, as well as casting director Mark Saks and director of photography Fred Murphy? Charles, who’s celebrating his first-ever Emmy nom, returned to New York last night after two-and-a-half weeks out of the country. (“Obviously, when you’re walking around Jerusalem or in the Dead Sea or Masada, it’s not really necessarily the place where people are expecting to see someone that’s on a TV show they like,” he says, “so I always get a kick out of seeing people go through that process in their brain of figuring out if what they’re seeing is correct.”) Jet-lagged, all he was thinking about this morning was getting himself to the cast’s annual pre-season photo shoot on time.

“I was headed to get into the car to come to this photo shoot, and one of my best friends texted me. Just said, ‘Emmy.’ That was it. I was like, ‘Oh.’ It wasn’t super-exciting,” he laughs, wishing he had a better story. “And then I just got hit with a barrage of emails, texts, and calls from people. Honestly, one of the best parts of it is just seeing how happy it made a lot of my friends and family and my fellow actors. It’s a hard business and I’ve been in it a long time, and I feel like I have really good friendships with actors — people who I’ve worked with or people I’ve just been friends with over the years — and we all really have each other’s back. It felt good to have them all reach out and feel their happiness for me.” That includes his good friend Peter Dinklage, who also earned a supporting actor nomination for Game of Thrones. “I’ve been trading emails and texts with Peter, back and forth, and we’ve been ribbing one another and having some laughs. All of our friends are joking with us that we should fight it off,” Charles says. (Another memorable reaction: “One of my other best friends is in Greece for his brother’s wedding, and he said he was screaming and scared people on the beach,” Charles adds. “That made me laugh.”)  READ FULL STORY

'Mad Men,' 'Modern Family,' John Noble, and Christina Hendricks among Critics' Choice Award winners

The Critics’ Choice Television Awards — created by the recently established Broadcast Television Critics Association — were designed in part to be a counterpoint to the annual Emmy Awards (and the more established TCA Awards). The winners of the first annual CCTAs, however, echoed several Emmy winners of the recent past: AMC’s Mad Men took home Best Drama; ABC’s Modern Family won Best Comedy; Best Actress in a Comedy went to 30 Rock‘s Tina Fey; and The Big Bang Theory‘s Jim Parsons earned Best Actor in a Comedy.

The majority of winners, however, have not snagged an Emmy award — or, in some cases, even a nomination — but remain long-standing fan favorites.  READ FULL STORY

'True Blood,' 'Weeds,' 'Rescue Me,' and 'Entourage': Find out what's next in the Spoiler Room

If you heard loud squealing this week, it was probably just me getting my hands on the first three episodes of True Blood. (Don’t judge me.) And let me tell you, they do not disappoint! But by the sounds of it, neither will a lot of shows coming up.

Read on for more deets.

Also, be sure you’re submitting questions like good Roomies. or Tweet ‘em (@EWSandraG). READ FULL STORY

'House,' 'Glee,' 'Leverage,' 'Royal Pains': Find out what's next in the Spoiler Room

It’s hot in New York right now. Not awful… but getting there. And watching the premiere of Leverage, where the team heads to Alaska for a case, not only made me wildly jealous but provided just the escape I was craving. That’s summer TV for you! And we’re gearing up for the bulk of it, readers. So send in your scoop requests to (that’s two r’s) or Tweet them to me @EWSandraG. I’m also accepting random questions about finales, questions for EW staffers, and your general TV musings. (I read them all when I run out of TV to watch, which happens more often than you think.) Thanks, as always, Roomies!


There’s so much change going on at House, it’s both terrifying and a little exciting. Exciting because there’s no way to predict how the post-Cuddy world will shift this show. One option currently being explored? The advancement of the Thirteen/Chase chemistry we’ve all picked up on. READ FULL STORY

'How I Met Your Mother,' 'Chuck,' 'House,' 'Glee': Find out what's next in the Spoiler Room

We’re coming up to that point of the year, Roomies, where all the season finales are wrapping up and so is my will to take any more emotional abuse from showrunners. Kidding – and also not. Nonetheless, when the last major finales wrap up, it’ll be like opening the last present on Christmas Day. You’re satisfied…yet sad.

But fear not. Summer TV brings its bounty not too long after and we should rejoice in that. So please send your questions to me. AND if you have any burning questions/general comments about any season finales, send those in, too. We’ll track down some answers, yeah?

Here are the details: Email (note the two “R”s) or Tweet me at @EWSandraG. READ FULL STORY

'The Good Wife': Creators Robert and Michelle King spill about last night's season finale (and next season, too!) -- EXCLUSIVE

Every episode of CBS’ riveting political/legal/relationship/family drama The Good Wife ends with more questions than answers — and that’s a good thing. Last night’s season-2 finale, titled “Closing Arguments,” was no different, serving up quite the satisfying end when — SPOILER ALERT — the titular Alicia Florrick (Julianna Margulies) finally headed into a hotel room for a little adult-time fun with longtime love interest Will (Josh Charles). While the hook-up was exactly what most viewers wanted to see happen, it brought with it a whole new set of queries: What does Will and Alicia’s new romantic relationship mean for their working relationship? Was their rendezvous planned from the beginning? Where does the relationship between Alicia and Kalinda (Archie Panjabi) stand? Where do all these developments leave Alicia’s hubby and new state’s attorney Peter (Chris Noth)? What’s on tap for next season? And most importantly: Does a presidential suite in a hotel really cost $7,800?

While Josh Charles previewed last night’s episode for you yesterday, we tapped Robert and Michelle King — the married co-creators and co-executive producers of The Good Wife — to chew the fat a bit and answer all these burning questions (and many more!) here this morning:


Josh Charles on tonight's 'Good Wife' season finale: Not a dream sequence!

Josh Charles is acutely aware of fans’ investment in The Good Wife. Two weekends ago, he was in Chicago for a Steppenwolf Theatre gala where he helped auction off a Good Wife set visit and made a side trip with friends to a Cubs game. “The woman who was serving us the hot dogs recognized me and was really excited and went to shake my hand and didn’t realize she had a toothpick in her hand that was very sharp and damn near drew blood. I was trying to keep it together while I was in real pain, while my buddy was complety laughing at me and this woman just rolled right through and kept talking about how much she loves the show. That’s the fascinating thing about TV. People’s reactions are intense,” he says, laughing. “It’s a sort of fine line I walk because I enjoy my privacy, but when you realize that people enjoy a show and that when they see somebody that’s in that show you can give them some happiness for a m oment, it’s a really cool thing. And most people are really, really sweet, and it’s great. But there are funny moments where you get stabbed with a toothpick or grabbed and then you have to laugh it off.”

He should prepare for more enthusiastic fan encounters after tonight’s season 2 finale. The promo alone — which shows Charles’ Will finally having good timing with Julianna Margulies’ just-separated Alicia in an elevator — sent some viewers into a giddy frenzy. READ FULL STORY

'House,' 'Desperate Housewives,' 'Good Wife,' 'White Collar': Find out what's next in the Spoiler Room

Roomies, I hope this scoop finds you well!

Quick reminder before your healthy helping of scoopage: Team EW will be at Upfronts next week, so be sure to send your burning questions for any stars/suits on hand to (Nothing is too small or geeky to be asked!) Or follow me on Twitter for up-to-the-minute action: @EWSandraG. Also, summer TV is upon us! Start getting those questions in!

See you next Friday!

The penultimate episode of House takes us behind the curtain of our favorite doctors’ lives – and let’s just put this out there: These people are highly troubled. Oh, but that’s why we love them. READ FULL STORY

How did Sarah Silverman end up on 'The Good Wife'? The creators explain

At the end of March, The Good Wife writers tweeted that Sarah Silverman was set to guest star on the CBS drama, and last night saw the fruit of that casting in the episode “Getting Off.” In a turn from her comedic roots, Silverman played Stephanie Engler, the purveyor of a controversial adult website that brokered hookups between married people. Lockhart/Garner defended the woman against the disgruntled wife of a man who was murdered after using the website. Considering that Silverman is famous for envelope-pushing jokes, how’d such interesting casting come together in the drama?

“We’re Sarah Silverman acolytes,” says Robert King, who created The Good Wife with his wife, Michelle. “We love her. And so we basically said, ‘Can we find a gap in your schedule?'” As you might guess, however, Silverman’s role wasn’t initially set to be so dramatic. READ FULL STORY


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