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Doris Roberts on 'The Middle', 'Grey's Anatomy' and 'Hot in Cleveland' (oh my!) -- EXCLUSIVE

Burning question for the broadcast networks: Why doesn’t Doris Roberts have her own sitcom? The 81-year-old co-star from Everybody Loves Raymond has no less than three appearances scheduled over the next month on ABC and TVLand.

The actress told EW exclusively that she’ll return to ABC’s The Middle – which stars her Raymond pal Patricia Heaton –to reprise her role as Brick’s teacher on May 25. “Patty and I go head to head once again,” Roberts said. “I still think I’m right about her kid and she still thinks I’m evil and mean.” Roberts will also play a patient in the April 28 episode of Grey’s Anatomy. “It is a serious problem for me. I can’t say much more than that. You will have to see it to believe it. The language I use in it is pretty wild.  It is a character who is very different from myself.”

After that, she’ll show up in one of the final episodes of Hot In Cleveland. “That’s a wild one. I get punched by Betty White,” she said. “A real pow punch and I go flying. I play a woman who had an affair with her husband in the past and she is angry.”

Good call, Doris — saving the best for last. (Reporting by Carrie Bell)

'House,' 'V,' 'Blue Bloods,' and 'Walking Dead': Find out what's next in the Spoiler Room

As I file this, my airplane is hopefully fueling, Roomies, for my trip to PaleyFest to dig around for scoop on your favorite shows. So email in your questions to or stalk me on Twitter (@EWSandraG) where I will no doubt Tweet when I meet someone worthy of a photograph (or when things get awkward, and I need a reason to look at my phone). See you next Tuesday for another edition! READ FULL STORY

Kristin Cavallari talks her guest spot on ABC's 'The Middle' tonight

KRISTIN-CAVALLARIImage Credit: Eric McCandless/ABCMTV’s long-running reality series The Hills may have ended last summer, but that hasn’t slowed star Kristin Cavallari down. Just this week, Cavallari appeared on the vaunted RuPaul’s Drag Race as an interview subject for the contestants (read my recap of the episode!). Tonight, she’s got a guest spot on ABC’s critically lauded comedy The Middle, which stars Patricia Heaton as the mother to three rambunctious, wacky kids. Cavallari phoned up EW to chat about her role, as well as her future plans in the television sphere. You might be surprised about where you’ll find her in the future (hint: not in front of the camera…much).

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: Were you a fan of The Middle before this guest spot came up? How did you get involved?
I had seen it a few times but didn’t watch it every single week, so when I found out I was going to be on it, I Tivo’ed it, and now I watch every episode and I’m really into it now. READ FULL STORY

ABC set to premiere new comedies starring Matthew Perry and Elisha Cuthbert

Matthew-Perry-CuthbertImage Credit: Adam Larkey/ABC; Karen Neal/ABCABC has set the premiere dates for its new midseason comedies Mr. Sunshine and Happy Endings. The former series will bow Feb. 9 and stars Matthew Perry as a self-absorbed manager of a San Diego sports arena. It also stars Allison Janney (The West Wing) and Andrea Anders (Better Off Ted). Happy Endings joins the schedule on April 13 and stars Elisha Cuthbert (24) as a gal who breaks up with her fiancee (Zach Knighton of FlashForward) on their wedding day.

Mr. Sunshine temporarily replaces Cougar Town, which will return to its regular time slot on April 13. Happy Endings – and reruns of Modern Family — will follow the run of Off the Map, the latest medical drama from Shonda Rhimes.

The Wednesday schedule for Feb. 9 through April 6 is as follows: READ FULL STORY

Fall winners and losers: 'NCIS' reigns supreme; 'Dancing with the Stars' is most-watched reality show

2010-Fall-TV-StandingsImage Credit: Eric McCandless/ABC; Justin Lubin/Fox; Richard Cartwright/CBS; Eric McCandless/ABCWe’ve already seen the death of six new shows (Lone Star, My Generation, The Whole Truth, Undercovers, Outlaw and Running Wilde, though Fox hasn’t officially canceled the latter) as well as the departure of some old ones (So long, Medium! Looks like you’re out the door, too, Life Unexpected!) So it probably shouldn’t come as any surprise that HUT levels among CBS, NBC, Fox and ABC (that’s “homes using television”) are down 3 percent this year (from 39.7 million to 38.5 million).

Does that mean there weren’t enough good shows to watch on the Big Four this fall? Glee, Modern Family and The Good Wife fans would probably disagree, but it’s never good when so many freshman series tank before the holidays. Here’s how all the shows ranked in total viewers from Sept. 20 to Nov. 28:

1. NCIS (CBS) 21.3 million
2. Dancing with the Stars (ABC) 21.2 million
3. NFL Sunday (NBC) 20.2 million
4. Dancing with the Stars results (ABC) 18.5 million
5. NCIS: LA (CBS) 17.4 million
6. The Mentalist (CBS) 17.3 million
7. Criminal Minds (CBS) 16.2 million
8. CSI (CBS) 15.9 million
9. Two and A Half Men (CBS) 15.5 million
10. NFL Sunday pre-kickoff (NBC) 15.2 million
11. The Big Bang Theory (CBS) 15 million
12. Modern Family (ABC) 14.7 million
13. Grey’s Anatomy (ABC) 14.6 million
14. Hawaii Five-0 (CBS) 14 million
15. 60 Minutes (CBS) 13.9 million
16. The Good Wife (CBS) 13.7 million
17. Survivor: Nicaragua (CBS) 13.3 million
18. Blue Bloods (CBS) 13.25 million
19. Desperate Housewives (ABC) 13.22 million
20. Castle (ABC) 13 million READ FULL STORY

Exclusive: 'The Middle' stages an 'Everybody Loves Raymond' reunion!

heaton-robertsImage Credit: Bob D'Amico/ABC; Tina Gill/PR PhotosThe Sept. 22 season premiere of The Middle just might make you feel like you’re in the middle of a time warp: Patricia Heaton is going to be going at it again with her former Everybody Loves Raymond foil Doris Roberts, sources confirm to me exclusively. READ FULL STORY

Scoop: Betty White finds herself in 'The Middle'

Everyone’s jumping on the Betty White bandwagon!

Hot on the heels of her confirmed Saturday Night Live hosting stint, the TV legend has signed on to guest star in the season finale of ABC’s The Middle. READ FULL STORY

This Just In: ABC renews 'Modern Family,' 'Cougar Town,' 'Middle'

Breaking news from the Television Critics Assoc. press tour: ABC chief Stephen McPherson confirmed that the network has renewed freshman comedy hits Modern Family, Cougar Town, and The Middle for next season.

Other highlights from the ABC exec session… READ FULL STORY

Exclusive: Brooke Shields aims for 'The Middle'

What’s the suburban equivalent of a lipstick jungle? Food-court forest? Mommy morass? Apron woods? Well, whatever you call it, Brooke Shields is making her way there in early 2010 via a guest appearance on ABC’s The Middle. READ FULL STORY


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