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'Homeland' and 'Firefly' star Morena Baccarin to guest on 'The Good Wife' -- EXCLUSIVE

If you miss seeing Morena Baccarin on Homeland playing dutiful wife Jessica Brody, don’t fret — she’ll be popping up on The Good Wife very soon. EW has exclusively learned that the Firefly, V, and Stargate SG-1 star has just booked a guest-starring gig on the CBS drama.

Baccarin will appear in episode 17, slated to air in early March, as a high-powered executive who gets entangled with weirdo Colin Sweeney (Dylan Baker, who returns in the episode). As series creators Robert and Michelle King explain, “She’ll be playing the executive-event planner at a large corporation who accuses our old friend Colin Sweeney — the deliciously creepy Dylan Baker — of sexual harassment.”

A fan of the show, Baccarin tweeted last April, “Watching The Good Wife. Soooo gooooooood!” EW hears that tweet helped with her casting. “I’m a huge fan of the show, I’ve watched every single hour of it,” Baccarin tells EW. “Every actor in the cast is phenomenal and I’m so excited to be asked to join them for this episode.” The Kings add: “We’ve loved Morena going all the way back to Firefly. And she is doing just stunning work on Homeland.”

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Elizabeth Mitchell on her 'horrifying' guest role on tonight's 'Law & Order: SVU': 'I haven't played anyone like her on camera'

Thought Elizabeth Mitchell was in deep trouble in the season finale of V? Well, tonight she guest-stars on NBC’s Law & Order: Special Victims Unit as June Frye, a piano teacher accused of raping and killing a young girl. “It’s this really intense, crazy, sad, horrifying role,” Mitchell tells EW. “I did a fair amount of research about it, which I will now try to put out of my mind. I felt a tremendous responsibility to honor the people who these kinds of things happen to.” READ FULL STORY

'Glee' and Kathy Griffin are winners; 'V' limps to finish line (fans, start lighting those candles)

Opposite some reruns, Glee easily ranked as the highest-rated program for the night in adults 18-49 and teens, according to early returns for Tuesday. The episode featuring guest star Kathy Griffin posted a 4.0 rating/13 share and 10.7 million viewers. (For Ken Tucker’s unfettered take, click here.) Raising Hope posted a 2.5/7 and 6.2 million, followed by Traffic Light (1.6/5, 3.9 million).

Overall, Fox finished in first place among 18-49 (3.0/9). CBS, meanwhile, attracted the most viewers (10.8 million).

Can we say a prayer for V now? READ FULL STORY

Elizabeth Mitchell on 'V': 'We've given it everything we can'

Tonight’s episode of V is not the end of the game for the character in many ways — that much we know. (Exec producer Scott Rosenbaum said there will be a cliffhanger that leaves fans wanting more.) But the episode is what star Elizabeth Mitchell calls not only one of the best of the series, but the punctuation mark on a season where cast and writers have invested everything they had to offer in order to earn a third season.

“I fought so hard and so did everyone else,” she tells EW. “All of the writers, all of the actors, we all tried to put our best foot forward. I feel like we’ve given it everything we can. We’ll see what happens.”  READ FULL STORY

'V' producer on second-season finale: 'The best of the show is ahead'

If all goes according to executive producer Scott Rosenbaum’s plan, tonight’s V season finale will be a hugely dramatically satisfying hour — and will still leave viewers wanting more.

That choice, to end V with a cliffhanger despite being very much on the bubble for a renewal, was made back in October. In the middle of production, ABC told Rosenbaum that the show’s order was being reduced to 10 episodes, leaving the writer-producer with little time to figure out how to finish up Season 2.

“We had been given an initial episode order of 13, so I had planned a 22-episode season,” Rosenbaum tells EW, referring to the usual “back 9″ pickup that most shows receive if they’re delivering strong ratings. “When they reduced the order, I had to make a decision. I didn’t feel like it was possible to wrap the show in that amount of time, so I said, ‘You know, I’m going to hope there’s another season, because I’ve pushed the story too far [and] it won’t make sense [to conclude it this soon]. I don’t feel like the audience will feel like we’ve earned those moments.’ So I’m going to keep my fingers crossed and leave it organically where I think the show should end after 10 episodes. I went with hope, and tried to make it feel like a satisfying conclusion.” READ FULL STORY

'Criminal Minds,' 'Castle,' 'Cougar Town,' 'Supernatural,' 'Glee': Find out what's next in the Spoiler Room

Spoiler Room is coming to you liiiiiive from L.A. this week, where I’m trolling around PaleyFest looking for word on your favorite shows. Tonight, I’m headed to the Community panel and Wednesday night is Glee. Spoilery questions/musings about these two shows — and all your favorite shows, for that matter — can be emailed to spoilerroom@ew.com or send them to me on Twitter @EWSandraG.

See y’all Friday! READ FULL STORY

'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 spoilerroom@ew.com 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

Morena Baccarin will guest-star on 'The Mentalist' -- EXCLUSIVE

Morena-BaccarinImage Credit: Stefanie Keenan/WireImage.comMorena Baccarin will take a break from plotting the downfall of humanity on ABC’s V to take a guest-starring role on an upcoming episode of CBS’ The Mentalist, EW has learned exclusively. Baccarin will play Erica Flynn, described as an “attractive and sexy woman who seems as warm-hearted, sincere, and intelligent as she is lovely.” Baccarin’s character runs a matchmaking business, and may have some dark secrets. Expect attractive-person sparks to fly between Erica and Simon Baker’s Patrick Jane when the episode airs in early April.

'Glee' gives Fox a Tuesday win; no love for 'No Ordinary Family'

GLEEImage Credit: Adam Rose/FoxBuoyed by that special Super Bowl episode, an original of Glee on Tuesday helped Fox to win the night among adults 18-49, adults 18-34 and teens, according to early estimates. Glee posted a 4.5 rating/12 share in 18-49 – up 2% versus its last regular original on Dec. 7 – and averaged 11.4 million viewers. Each 18-49 ratings point equals 1.3 million.

Glee was also the highest rated program for the night in 18-49, adults 18-34 and teens. Afterwards, an original of Raising Hope earned a 2.8/8 and 6.7 million, while the premiere of Traffic Light posted a 1.9/5 and 4.5 million. That’s up 19% from Running Wilde’s season average before it was cancelled. READ FULL STORY

Ratings: 'NCIS' socks it to 'The Biggest Loser, 'V,' 'Parenthood'

Parenthood-castImage Credit: Art Streiber/NBCMan, originals of The Biggest Loser, No Ordinary Family, V, and Parenthood were no match for the NCIS franchise: CBS won Tuesday in adults 18-49 (3.2 rating/9 share) and viewers (16.5 million), thanks to those men and women from NCIS and NCIS: Los Angeles. Granted, both dramas were down (NCIS earned a  4.1/11, down 9 percent, while LA earned a 3.3/9, down 11 percent), but the network still ruled in most key demos for the night. Each 18-49 ratings point equals 1.3 million.

The Good Wife only did so-so ratings, earning a 2.1/6 in the demo — which ties it with its season low. READ FULL STORY

'Big Bang Theory,' 'Glee,' 'Bones,' 'House': Find out what's next in the Spoiler Room

Spoiler-Room-11311Image Credit: Richard Cartwright/CBS; Ray Mickshaw/Fox; Adam TayEditor’s note: This week’s Spoiler Room is rated PG-13 for references to male reproductive organs and discussions about Neal Caffrey’s upcoming philandering on White Collar. You’ve been warned — and likely enticed to continue reading because your filthy mind sustains itself on risque scoop. (One of us! One of us!)

For the PG set, we also have Bones scoop straight from executive producer Stephen Nathan, a relationship-related Glee tease, much more.

Send all scoop requests and complaints about decency standards to spoilerroom@ew.com or Tweet them to me at @EWSandraG.

‘THE BIG BANG THEORY”S BIG ROAD TRIP
The first thing to escape Mayim Bialik’s mouth when asked about The Big Bang Theory’s upcoming Jan. 20 episode, “The Love Car Displacement,” is a soft giggle. READ FULL STORY

'Community,' 'Big Love,' 'Castle,' 'White Collar': Find out what's happening next in the Spoiler Room!

EW-Spoiler-RoomImage Credit: David Giesbrecht/USA; Paul Drinkwater/NBC; Michael Desmond/ABC; Isabella Vosmikova/HBOHappy New Year, Roomies! (Today is the 7th, officially the last day you can wish people a good new year without sounding weird. Whew. Just made it.) In this first 2011 edition, we chatted with Matt Bomer about the return of White Collar (and his upcoming nudie dance), have great scoop on the last season of Big Love (weeping begins now), and some Castle info that’s going to make soap fans seal-clap in happiness. And if you’re a soap fan who seal-claps when you’re happy, please send mockable videos of you doing so to spoilerroom@ew.com.

Oh, and send scoop requests there, too. Or for the least possible effort in your effort to obtain scoop on your favorite shows, ask me on Twitter (@EWSandraG).

MATTHEW BOMER DISHES ON ‘WHITE COLLAR’ RETURN READ FULL STORY

'Live to Dance' kicks up decent audience; good ratings seem alien to 'V.' (Why people, why?)

ratingsImage Credit: Miranda Penn Turin/CBS; Trae Patton/NBC; Mike Yarish/FoxGood for Paula Abdul: The premiere of her new show Live to Dance kicked up a decent-size audience (10.1 million) and a respectable 18-49 rating (2.4 rating/6 share) on Tuesday — enough to give the Eye a nightly win among total viewers (10.2 million) and a second-place finish in the key demo (2.2/6). CBS even finished the night on top among teens (1.4/5), though it helped that Fox aired a rerun of Glee. READ FULL STORY

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