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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 spoilerroom@ew.com. (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!

‘HOUSE’ GOES OFF THE CLOCK – AND IT’S DISGUSTING(LY AWESOME)
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

Season finale alert! When to expect goodbye episodes from 'Survivor,' 'Chuck,' and 'Saturday Night Live'

Where did the time ago? It seems like just yesterday that we were anxiously awaiting the start of Lone Star; now we can barely remember that two-timing cad. That’s because it’s season finale time – that heartbreaking period when we bid adieu to nine months of scripted heaven to make way for three months of unscripted hell on the broadcast networks. (Don’t worry, Big Brother: We still adore thee).

Fire up your DVR playlists, kids … here are all the broadcast net finales. READ FULL STORY

'Criminal Minds,' 'Supernatural,' 'Castle,' 'NCIS: LA': Find out what's next in the Spoiler Room

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Lords and ladies of the Royal Spoiler court, your TV scooper has taken a break from her shameless obsession with the Royal Wedding to bring you a spot of TV scoop fit for Royals and commoners alike.

Quick programming note to all the lovely readers who contacted me thinking I was dead/injured/buried alive on Tuesday when you were hoping for a Spoiler Room: We are on summer schedule, meaning you’ll get the column once a week until fall season. But perhaps I’ll pop in on some Tuesdays with special treats (“perhaps” = “of course!”). And as always, keep a close eye on ITV for daily scoopage.

On to the fun! As always, you great people can send your questions to spoilerroom@ew.com and @EWSandraG on Twitter. See you next week!

‘CRIMINAL MINDS’ FINALE WILL TACKLE BAU’s UNCERTAIN FUTURE

With some key cast members of Criminal Minds still without contracts for next season (i.e., Shemar Moore and the beloved Thomas Gibson), exec producer Erica Messer has penned a cliffhanger for the May 18 finale that will nod to the team’s shaky future — but not with guns and explosions. It will tackle the financial realities of crime fighting — and possible cutbacks in BAU. “It’s a more authentic version of ‘Our team is in jeopardy,’ ” she says. “This instead is, ‘There could be big trouble here, hopefully not,’ but we need to at least acknowledge that it’s on the horizon.” READ FULL STORY

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

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