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Best of 2011: Who's the biggest badass of the year?

You may be feeling warm and fuzzy with the holiday season, but we’ll knock that right out of you with our polls crowning the biggest movie and TV badasses of the year. Let’s take a look at the movie nominees first:  READ FULL STORY

EW's Bite of the Night for Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2011

We at EW scoured the TV line-up last night to find the best one-liners from your favorite shows. With several series gearing up for November sweeps, last night’s episodes offered a smorgasbord of quotable goodness. There was the meta (David’s Arquette’s parting shot at Maksim Chmerkovskiy on Dancing With the Stars), the childishly adorkable (who else but the lovable goons of New Girl?), and even the downright sassy (Ringer, party of one!). See the best bites below.

Want more? You can read all three recaps: See what Tim Stack had to say about Ringer, check out Annie Barrett’s always hilarious Dancing With the Stars write-up, and get your bing-bong sing-song on while reading our take on New Girl.

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EW’s Bite of the Night for Monday, Oct. 31, 2011
EW’s Bite of the Night for Sunday, Oct. 30, 2011
EW’s Bite of the Night for Thursday, Oct. 27, 2011

TV Leaderboard: 'The Vampire Diaries' takes the lead again in EW.com reader ratings

With Breaking Bad — and its stranglehold of the EW.com reader rankings — now out of the picture, it should surprise no one that The Vampire Diaries has vaulted back to the top of the pack, thanks to a jam-packed episode that featured Elena getting her Buffy on. Meanwhile, a new addition to the EW recap ranks, ABC’s Happy Endings, makes a happy debut at no. 4. Here are the full standings:  READ FULL STORY

This Week's Cover: 'American Horror Story' and eight other new shows you love

Do you like scary movies? Then you’ll love FX’s new series American Horror Story, the craziest new TV series of the fall season — and perhaps ever. Created by Glee’s Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk, AHS is a feverish, sexed-up reimagining of one of the most reliable tropes of the genre, the haunted house. And in this week’s issue, EW goes behind the scenes of the fabulously freaky frightfest. The Harmon family — father Ben (The Practice‘s Dylan McDermott), mother Vivien (Friday Night Lights‘ Connie Britton), and daughter Violet (newcomer Taissa Farmiga) — move from Boston to Los Angeles for a fresh start, but end up moving into a house that makes the Insidious abode look like a trip to Disneyland. Despite a warning that the previous owners have died in the house, the family still moves in and that’s when all hell literally breaks loose. Pretty soon, Vivien is having sex with someone/something in a rubber fetish suit, Ben is sleepwalking naked around the house, and Violet is encountering a basement-dwelling creature nicknamed the “infantata.” And that’s just in the first 50 minutes. “I read the script and I was like, ‘Um…whaat? I don’t understand,'” says Britton. “I kind of took a leap of faith.”  READ FULL STORY

What are YOUR picks for the three best (and worst!) new shows of the season?

A few weeks into the new TV season, we’ve already seen a few new shows fall victim to low ratings and overall stink. (Sorry, Free Agents.) But on the glass half-full side, we’re also slowly learning which shows have a strong pulse, and subsequently — if you’re one of those who waits to get invested — which ones we should be jumping on board.

Admittedly, that’s still a crap load of shows to sift through. Personally, three have floated to the top of my must-watch list (at least, this is the standing until Once Upon a Time premieres in two weeks): American Horror Story, 2 Broke Girls, and Hart of Dixie. My most controversial pick is easily Dixie — and not because Rachel Bilson’s microscopic shorts are basically illegal in Alabama. But it’s not a critically adored new show and hasn’t garnered huge ratings. (It has, however, gotten a full season pick up. WOO!) Whatever. I like it. And that’s the attitude we all have to adopt when talking about our new faves. Hold the torch even when it seems like there’s no one else who likes it. Spoiler: There’s always someone else.

That’s my official pep talk. Now, ‘fess up. What are your three favorite shows of the season, readers? READ FULL STORY

TV Leaderboard: 'Breaking Bad' tops again in EW.com reader ratings

As Breaking Bad enters the homestretch for its fourth season, this week’s episode — in which a tragedy forced Jesse to choose sides in the Walt/Gus conflict — was far and away the highest-rated TV show among EW.com readers. Elsewhere, Glee jumped into the top ranks for the first time, thanks to an episode, “Asian F,” widely considered to be one of the show’s very best in a long time. Parks and Recreation continued its unbroken streak of top-tier ratings, while The Vampire Diaries dropped a bit to fifth. Here are the full standings: READ FULL STORY

'Ringer' star Sarah Michelle Gellar returns to TV tonight -- how pumped are you?

Tonight the Cult of Buffy can rejoice as Sarah Michelle Gellar makes her long-awaited return to TV. In neo-noir saga Ringer, Gellar plays both Bridget, an ex-stripper hiding from an FBI agent (Nestor Carbonell) and a mobster (Zahn McClarnon), and her wealthy identical twin Siobhan, whom she believes to be dead. (She’s not.) Gellar, who was last seen on the small screen in the 2003 finale of cult megahit Buffy the Vampire Slayer, told EW in our cover story, ”Ringer is the perfect balance of what audiences want to see me do. It’s Cruel Intentions-meets-Buffy.” Count us in!

So what do you think PopWatchers? How are you preparing for Gellar’s TV return? Has your interest been sufficiently piqued by the sexy ads? Do you think Ringer has any chance of measuring up to Buffy? Will the addition of Veronica Mars’ Logan and Lost‘s Carbonell bring in some more cult cred? Sound off below.

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Sarah Michelle Gellar: The second coming
40 Fall TV Shows We’re Psyched About
Sarah Michelle Gellar talks juggling her dual roles on ‘Ringer’ and being a working mother — VIDEO
Sarah Michelle Gellar dishes about going from ‘Buffy’ to ‘Ringer’ — EXCLUSIVE VIDEO
Sarah Michelle Gellar’s sexy new ‘Ringer’ ad — EXCLUSIVE PHOTO

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