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'The Middle': Whoopi Goldberg is Sue's geek mentor -- EXCLUSIVE CLIP

Whoopi Goldberg may ruffle feathers while sitting at the roundtable at The View, but there’s nothing combative about her character in next Wednesday’s episode of The Middle. In fact, she’s downright sweet!

In this exclusive clip from the episode, Goldberg’s character, who plays the school’s guidance counselor, bonds with Sue (Eden Sher) over their experiences as awkward members of society, from life with bite problems to their love for inspirational posters.

Check out the clip below! READ FULL STORY

'How I Met Your Mother,' 'Private Practice,' 'Good Wife,' 'Bones': Find out what's next in the Spoiler Room

It’s finale season, so much like in my personal life, I don’t have time for foreplay. (Dear God, I’m going to stop typing now.)

E-mail all requests to or find me on Twitter. See you next week — and hopefully by then I will have seen a professional about my severe case of word vomit.


'Pretty Little Liars,' 'The Vampire Diaries,' 'Secret Circle,' 'Revenge': Find out what's next in the Spoiler Room

Howdy, Roomies.

It’s that time of the week again, so I hope you enjoy some of the juicy tidbits in this week’s installment. And with finales just around the corner, I imagine it’s all just going to get juicier as the weeks tick by.

But on that note, if there’s something I’m missing, don’t hesitate to put in a scoop request! ( And a million thank yous to those who already write in! Wait, let’s make that a thousand. We’re in a recession after all. I have to be prudent.


What’s better than an in-office visit from a Pretty Little Liar? If I may douchily answer myself: A visit from TWO Pretty Little Liars. And that’s exactly what happened to me yesterday when Lucy Hale and Troian Bellisario stopped in to film a quick video (which I’ll share with you Monday!), make me laugh (you’ll see…), and answer some of your burning questions! Check ‘em out: READ FULL STORY

Stars from 'NCIS,' 'White Collar,' and 'The Middle' take your questions in Spoiler Room Video Edition


It’s been a star-studded week here at the Spoiler Room, and when you check out this week’s video edition, you’ll see what I mean.

First up, Michael Weatherly from NCIS gives me a little scoop about Jimmy’s bachelor party (and possible best man choice!), then Atticus Shaffer from The Middle answers a clairvoyant reader’s question, and last, Tim DeKay talks about the White Collar finale. And guess what, folks? It all happens under three minutes! That’s, like, a microwave burrito. You can spare that.

Now, check it out below. And if not for all that goodness, do it so you can mock the random Superwoman pose I adopt midway through the video. Enjoy! READ FULL STORY

'The Middle': Atticus Shaffer presents 'Brick's Impressions' (in LEGO!) -- VIDEO

Tonight’s Valentine’s Day-themed episode of The Middle appropriately tackles the meaning of love. (All together now, “Awwww.”)

And when 13-year-old star Atticus Shaffer stopped by EW’s offices this week, he raved about the current love in his life: Stop-motion animation. In fact, he was nice enough to show us his talent by putting together an exclusive display of his skills. (And it was no small feat; it took him three days in between a crazy shooting schedule!)

So check out LEGO Brick and his impressions below. READ FULL STORY

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

Happy Thanksgiving, Roomies!

As I’ll likely be in a Turkey coma on Friday, here’s something to be thankful for a little early… Spoiler Room: Special Wednesday/Pre-Holiday/Yay For a Long Weekend Edition! Yup, just a few scoops to take you into your hopefully lovely holiday.

But before the 411 — and at the risk of sounding very sappy — I have to say that I’m very thankful for your readership and highly entertaining comments and questions this year. Here’s to another great one!

On that note, don’t slack! Send questions and ponderings to or Tweet ‘em to me @EWSandraG. Be well!

The logline for next week’s How I Met Your Mother is incredibly teasey. Observe: When “Robin receives bad news, she decides to lie about it to the gang. Meanwhile, Marshall hangs Christmas decorations on the house in the ‘burbs with help from his neighbor.” But still unsatisfied, I hopped on the phone yesterday with HIMYM executive producer Carter Bays, who talked about the next episode. (To read part of our chat, click here.)

What I left out about the Dec. 5 episode, however, is something that truly sent chills of anticipation down my spine: While Bays said he believes it’s “one of the best episodes we’ve ever done,” he also expressed a little apprehension, saying he hopes viewers will see it the same way. “You know, honestly, I hope people stay on board after the next episode,” he tells me. “I think there’s some incredible acting in it, and it’s a really nicely told story that we’re very pleased with. But… this Barney and Robin stuff is a third rail for our show in a good way. It’s nice to get a little jolt every now and then, but it is so divisive among fans from what I’ve gathered. So hopefully people will enjoy the story for what it is. But yeah, we’re nervous about where the story goes. Excited, and very proud of it, but I hope people stay on board. I think they will.” READ FULL STORY

'The Middle' star Atticus Shaffer: The Hecks have 'real' problems

At just around 10 million viewers per episode this season, ABC’s The Middle is certainly one of the network’s most quiet hits.

But docile as fans of show might be (it doesn’t blow up Twitter during every episode), the show’s youngest star, Atticus Shaffer, says that doesn’t mean the comedy’s blue collar, heart-filled humor doesn’t hit close to home for many. “It’s something kids and adults can relate to because it is so real,” he says. “People can relate to being tight on money and then the dryer just got destroyed or the dishwasher just exploded.” And it’s what The Middle does well. “They’re not some family that lives in upstate New York and they’re magically making money from something. It’s completely different from that. It’s real and it has heart and feeling.”  READ FULL STORY

'The Middle': Guest star Chord Overstreet learns the 'Brick whisper' -- VIDEO

If you’re a fan of ABC’s darling sitcom The Middle, you know exactly what the “Brick whisper” is. It’s almost too hard to explain unless you watch, but basically, it’s a weird tick from eccentric character Brick (Atticus Shaffer), who puts his head down and repeats the last words he’s said in a creepy whisper. It sounds weird, but it’s truly funny on screen.

In this Wednesday’s episode “Hecking Order,” Glee star Chord Overstreet begins a guest stint on the show — as Brick’s new fourth grade teacher, Mr. Wilkerson — and EW has got an exclusive, behind-the-scenes video of Shaffer teaching Overstreet how to do the “Brick whisper.” “It’s a requirement for every guest star,” Shaffer tells Overstreet, of having to learn how to do his patented “whisper.” “Ray Romano, Betty White, everyone who’s on has to learn the ‘whisper.'”

Learn the “Brick whisper” by watching the cute video here:


Chord Overstreet to guest star on 'The Middle'

ABC’s family comedy The Middle is getting a piece of Glee.

Chord Overstreet is set to guest star on the series during its upcoming third season, trading McKinley High for Orson Elementary. He’ll play Ralph Wilkerson, a new and idealistic fourth grade teacher for young Brick (Atticus Shaffer), whose innovative and involved teaching methods run counter to the more relaxed parenting style used by the boy’s parents.

The actor will appear in the Sept. 28 episode of The Middle. The comedy returns Sept. 21 with a one-hour premiere at 8 p.m. More to come…

'How I Met Your Mother,' 'Criminal Minds,' 'Gossip Girl,' 'The Office': Find out what's next in the Spoiler Room

Hello from, L.A.!

The sun is shining, the Television Critics Association press tour is in full swing, there’s a party with Fox network stars tonight, I’m in the pacific time zone — which means this column is only an hour late — and I ate my weight in french fries from a food truck last night on Melrose Ave. I’m feelin’ pretty damn good, Roomies. And I hope you feel the same after reading this week’s scoop!

If not, you should probably e-mail me scoop requests to We’ll try again next week. And yes, this intro is particularly sunny because I’m hoping that will stop people from e-mailing me spam for Zoloft. If this doesn’t do the trick, I don’t know what will.

For more of my LA adventures, party twitpics, or just to harass me for scoop, follow me on Twitter: @EWSandraG


True to their word, creators Carter Bays and Craig Thomas confirmed that this upcoming season’s first episode takes place at Punchy’s wedding in Cleveland a few days after the finale. But what’s the gang going through exactly? Well, in Lily’s case, she’s finds herself struggling to keep her and Marshall’s big announcement a secret. 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

'Smallville,' 'Supernatural,' 'Burn Notice,' 'The Killing': Find out what's next in the Spoiler Room

What a lovely day it is for television news, Roomies!

I’ll keep today’s usually-rambly intro short: You want scoop? Ask! All you have to do is email me at or find me on Twitter (@EWSandraG), where you will see I’ve already started celebrating Supernatural‘s upcoming Western episode (see below for scoop!). Don’t see yours below? Come back Friday; there’s a good chance it might be there then.



Smallville‘s better-than-ever farewell season continues Friday with the appearance of Booster Gold and the Blue Beetle/Jaime Reyes in an episode that will have both fans of the mythology and beloved Clois squealing in delight. As teased in previews, the episode indeed features an iconic phonebooth transformation (but not into the full tights-and-cape). The moment is all you’d hope it to be, but what got this nerd really excited? The steps that were taken toward creating a critical part of mythology: our hero’s name. Also great: Lois’ interactions with Jaime, Clark’s almost child-like reaction to Booster douche (who is actually as frustrating as he his hilarious), and the arrival of clumsy Kent. Take it all in, Smallville fans, because we’re in the homestretch. Luckily, the show’s been making it more than worth the 10-year investment. READ FULL STORY

'Chuck,' 'Gossip Girl,' 'Big Bang Theory,' 'Fringe': Find out what's next in the Spoiler Room

The votes are in, Roomies, and in the end, the voting power of Chuck-dom, passionate followers of Gossip Girl, and loyal fans of Big Bang Theory earned themselves today’s mega-scoop! Thanks for your participation in my non-scientific Spoiler Room scoop election.

If your show didn’t win, try again! Or harass me until I listen. It honestly works. Ask some of your fellow question-askers for testimonials.

You know the drill: Send scoop requests to or Tweet them to me (@EWsandraG)

See you Tuesday! READ FULL STORY


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