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'The Office': The new boss is revealed! James Spader makes his debut as CEO! So did you watch?

When we last checked in with the Dunder-Mifflin crew, there was a whole lot of much ado about nothing. When the finale ended last season, we still didn’t know who the new boss would be. Over the summer, we learned James Spader’s character, Robert California, would be the new CEO, after talking Jo (Kathy Bates) out of her own job. READ FULL STORY

This Week's Cover: Neil Patrick Harris gives you his Hollywood Survival Guide

Is there anything Neil Patrick Harris can’t do? He acts! He rocks jokes! He sings! He dances! He hosts! He performs magic! And now let’s add yet another talent to that list: He writes a damn good cover story! EW learned this firsthand — and you will too — when you open this week’s issue. We placed a pencil in the 38-year-old actor’s mouth hand and asked him to pen his version of a Hollywood Survival Guide, which details everything from the highs and lows of teen stardom, thanks to his role as a precocious doctor on Doogie Howser, M.D., to the joy of finding unexpected success as legendary bachelor Barney Stinson on CBS’ How I Met Your Mother. NPH also offers some sage advice on navigating interviews (reveal your personal life, not your private life) and how to act on a set (“Never be a d-bag to the crew”). Herewith, a few excerpts from his story:  READ FULL STORY

Zooey Deschanel's 'New Girl' only made me miss 'My Boys'

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An impressive total of 10.1 million people watched Zooey Deschanel’s New Girl premiere last night. I was one of them. And an extraordinarily large number of people enjoyed the show. I was not one of them.

Admittedly, I was predisposed to not liking it. Though I enjoyed blonde Deschanel in Elf, I have disliked mostly everything brunette Deschanel has done in recent years. That is, besides The Happening, because it’s impossible to dislike a movie that awesomely awful. So while my love for The Happening led me to laugh at the sight of Deschanel falling over a plant in New Girl last night (she’s just there to use the bathroom, guys), I just couldn’t bring myself to crack a smile during any other hijinx during the premiere. Especially since New Girl only made me sad that My Boys is no longer on the air. READ FULL STORY

Fall TV Wednesdays: What to watch? What to DVR?

Leave it to hump day to bring a little humor into my life. While Wednesday nights this season feature two compelling reality series, Survivor and The X Factor, for me they’re all about the laughs. With shows ranging from the new (and totally adorbs) Up All Night to returning favorite and Emmy darling Modern Family, it’s the one night that doesn’t leave me torn over what to watch. So without further adieu, check out my stress-less picks below and let me know if they align with your plans for the night.  READ FULL STORY

'Dancing With the Stars': Eliminated contestant is....

Update: Annie’s recap is live. Don’t click through if you don’t want to know! After a live one-hour “Meet the Cast” special and and the first official results show of season 13, the couple heading home from Dancing With the Stars with no hope of eventually secreting sparkles in their hard-earned sweat (ewwww)…. is…. coming up, after the break! READ FULL STORY

'Glee' returns tonight: How does that make you feel?

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How do you feel about that headline? Are you so happy, you want to break out into song, or so angry, you just want to break something? Well, no matter how you feel, EW is here to serve your Glee needs. Sometime after the show, all my fellow Gleeks can log on to read my regular recap of the premiere to discuss what’s going on at McKinley High now that our little singers are starting another year and another run at the Nationals. (I’m personally a little excited to see Sue’s bid for Congress and all the insanity that will come from that, not to mention Mercedes’ new beau — yes, I said beau.)

But if you’ve groaned at every Glee headline this summer (and boy, were there a few) or are just waiting to unleash your latest rant  carefully crafted argument about how Glee is contributing to the downfall of society, join Keith Staskiewicz back here on PopWatch tomorrow for the first of his weekly meetings of the Diss-a-Glee Club. It’s always nice to meet with like-minded folk. Until then, you can watch tonight’s season premiere with us on our new second-screen app, EW.com’s ViEWer. Just click here to try it out. Do it!

Read more:
‘Glee’ scoop: Spoiler Room Emmys Edition
‘Glee’ spoilers! Ryan Murphy unveils premiere episode, vows to ‘never say people are leaving’
‘Glee’ scoop: Time to add a new hottie?

Fall TV Tuesdays: What to watch? What to DVR?

It all comes down to a heartbroken hipster and an ex-vampire slayer. For me, Tuesdays have generally been non-essential TV nights (sorry Gleeks!), but that changes this year thanks to New Girl and Ringer, two shows that are as promising as they are different. Unfortunately, they fall into the same time slot, which means one must inevitably end up on my DVR. Find out which one below and then share what you plan to watch on Tuesday nights in the comments!

8 p.m. – 9 p.m.
LIVE: Glee (Fox): OK, so I haven’t been the best Glee fan, but with all the talk about how this season could be the last for some characters, a nightly tune-in may prove worthwhile, no? (Premieres Sept. 20)
DVR: Nothing: Don’t get me wrong, there are some perfectly good shows on during this time-slot (NCIS, Biggest Loser and 90210 to name a few…), but I haven’t been keeping up with any them. Maybe they made it on to your list though? READ FULL STORY

Fall TV Mondays: What to watch? What to DVR?

There are a lot of things that stress me out in life: what to eat for lunch, what to wear to work, what to do after work…you know, decisions in general. But few things fill me with more anxiety than figuring out what to watch on TV during the fall season. From new and returning scripted dramas and comedies to so-bad-it’s-good reality shows, each night poses a fresh dilemma between what to tune into live versus what to save for the DVR (or for that matter, skip all together).

I’m sure I’m not the only one going through this. So, this season PopWatch readers, I say we  save ourselves the agony of indecision by declaring our allegiances early on. Everyday this week, I’m going to list the shows I plan to watch live, and record on my DVR, for this season’s coveted 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. slot. Then it’s your turn to share your picks. Let’s get started with Mondays below!  READ FULL STORY

Fall TV Math: A look at four of this season's new shows. How do they add up?

Preparing for fall TV is a truly confusing time. Finding a balance between the shows you love and the shows you’d like to try to love, filling holes in your TV schedule with new offerings, and giving advanced notice to friends that you will be cutting off all in-person communication with the world for the next 9 months is all very exhausting. (Click here to see how you can prepare for a TV season that threatens your social life.) What makes it harder to plan is that you have no idea what to expect from new shows. That’s where I come in.

Now, I’m not claiming to be a know-it-all, more like a know-some. After viewing hours and hours of pilots, I want to help sort the madness. So here are four shows that I was curious about going into the new season and some info that I hope helps you decide whether or not it’s your cup of tea.

Hart of Dixie (CW, Sept. 26) = [Everwood appeal x the south] + O.C.-style love entanglements + Rachel effing Bilson
The pilot for this CW show is so much of what we’ve seen before… in the best possible way. READ FULL STORY

Fall TV survival guide: How to navigate life with your newly jam-packed schedule

Now that you’re armed with our Fall TV Preview double issue, it’s time to hit the ground running. And by hit the ground running, we of course mean settling in for a lot of television viewing from the comfort of your couch. Still, we realize this can all be pretty overwhelming. After all, for as much television as we consumed over the summer — from Big Brother to True Blood — the viewing schedule wasn’t nearly as jam-packed as it soon will be. (Plus, we even went outside from time to time!) With the premieres of all the new and returning programs just days away, now is the time to get ready. (If you’re far behind on a series, like say, The Good Wife or Community or The Vampire Diaries, you’d better start watching those DVDs to catch up riiiiight… NOW!) But, don’t fret, dear PopWatchers, we’re here to help. After all, you’ll need to outwit, outplay, and outlast all of life’s distractions so you don’t miss a moment of Survivor. Here now, a fall television survival guide:

Find a buddy: Why do we watch TV? To talk about it the next day, of course! Like in college when you’d take classes with a pal and take turns attending so you could exchange notes (which this writer totally never engaged in, just knew people who did), you’ll need a partner through the fall TV season. Shack up with your quirky pals to watch New Girl together or have weekly gatherings to discuss who your favorite contestant is on X Factor. Either way, you can’t do this alone. READ FULL STORY

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