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Sarah Michelle Gellar talks dealing with fame, and doing laundry, with EW's Jess Cagle -- VIDEO

Ringer star — and EW cover subject — Sarah Michelle Gellar sat down with Entertainment Weekly Managing Editor Jess Cagle today for a special interview on E! that covered a gamut of topics: Gellar’s return to television, her memories of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, how she handles the intense spotlight of fame, working with husband Freddie Prinze Jr., and most importantly, what project finally forced her to learn how to do her own laundry.

Check it out below: READ FULL STORY

This Week's Cover: Sarah Michelle Gellar on 'Ringer,' 'Buffy' and motherhood

There’s one thing Sarah Michelle Gellar hates about Ringer, her new drama on The CW premiering Sept. 13: The shoes. “Due to the lack of fight scenes, the fancy footwear comes out,” says the actress, who for seven star-making, comfortably shod seasons staked a legion of demonic bloodsuckers (and smooched with a couple of the nicer, more misunderstood ones) in Buffy The Vampire Slayer. In her eagerly anticipated return to series TV, the 34-year-old actress is more likely to wear designer gowns and high heels than sneakers and a hoodie. When we spent the morning with her on the set earlier this month, Gellar looked smashing in a black Versace dress (“It’s Ver-sase,” she quipped, quoting Showgirls) but was quick to kick off the matching shoes. “It’s beautiful,” she said. “But you know, fancy footwear is a pain!”

Don’t worry, readers. This week’s cover story about The Woman Who Once Was Buffy covers more ground than just wardrobe. READ FULL STORY

James Spader's addition to 'The Office': Does he make you interested in the show again?

When Steve Carell opted to bow out of The Office and took the irreplaceable (both in our hearts and at Dunder Mifflin) Michael Scott with him, many fans of the series, myself included, all but wrote the show off. His departure was beyond words, really. It was incalculable.

Then came the season seven finale, and with it a bevy of guest stars, all of which were vying for the Regional Manager position and, perhaps, the opportunity to be last saving grace for the struggling sitcom.

It seems none of them made a bigger impression on Dunder Mifflin, or The Office‘s still-hopeful fans for that matter, more than James Spader and his intimidating, overly confident candidate Robert California. Of course, the Spader-eqsue swagger once again worked its magic, as it was announced today that the actor would be joining the cast in the upcoming eighth season. So does this mark a revival — or first beacon of hope since Carell’s departure — for the series?  READ FULL STORY

'House' alum Lisa Edelstein heads to 'The Good Wife': Are you dying for her to showdown with Julianna Margulies?

After a rather mind-blowing season 2 for The Good Wife, we were all left wondering: How will series creators Robert and Michelle King up the ante for the show’s coming third season? Well, here’s a step in the right direction: EW has confirmed TV Line’s report that Lisa Edelstein, who recently decided not to return to Fox’s drama House, will be joining the cast of CBS’ beloved drama for a multi-episode arc beginning this fall.

We here at EW are big fans of Edelstein, of course, but that’s not the only reason that her addition seems like a good move. It’s juicy in so many ways. First, she’s been tapped to play a lawyer and poker player whose, TV Line reports, “sexiness is enhanced by her obvious intelligence.” One word: Hot.

But then, it’s also rumored that her character — who hasn’t been named yet — has a past with lawyering honcho Will (Josh Charles). READ FULL STORY

What is your most exciting new show of the 2011-12 TV season?

The new shows for the broadcast networks have been announced, and there appears to be all kinds of nostalgia awaiting us this fall. There’s nostalgia for the bygone days of aviation (ABC’s Pan Am), nostalgia for the bygone days of classy erotica (NBC’s The Playboy Club), nostalgia for the bygone days of ’70s-era jiggle TV (ABC’s Charlie’s Angels), nostalgia for the bygone days of snarky British judges on singing competition shows (Fox’s The X Factor), and nostalgia for the bygone days of Sarah Michelle Gellar appearing every week on our televisions (The CW’s The Ringer).

But there’s also plenty of (relatively) newfangled shows heading our way as well, like the Rachel Bilson fish-out-of-water comedy Hart of Dixie (The CW), the J.J. Abrams techno-thriller Person of Interest (CBS), the Steven Spielberg epic sci-fi series Terra Nova (Fox), and the mis-matched-girls-striving-in-the-big-city sitcom 2 Broke Girls (CBS).

But which has you most excited? Vote in our poll below, and then sound off in the comments!  READ FULL STORY

'The Walking Dead': Let's meet this week's zombie cover stars!

EW-COVER-1131_300.jpg People tend to know well ahead of time that we intend to put them on the cover of Entertainment Weekly. Not so the quartet of folks who are featured, in zombie form, on this week’s Walking Dead-celebrating issue alongside the show’s star, Andrew Lincoln. “One of my other zombie friends from the show texted me a picture and was like, ‘Look! You’re on the cover!’” says Alyssa Courtney Gruhn (a.k.a., “Bottom right cover zombie”). “I was like, ‘Whaaat?’ It came out of nowhere. It was pretty awesome.” Music store manager Charles Casey was similarly surprised to find himself following in the EW cover-decorating footsteps of such luminaries as Johnny Depp, Angelina Jolie, Julia Roberts, and, uh, the dog from Frasier. “I got a call from my boss, who subscribes, and he informed me that I was on the cover,” says Casey, who is the zombie on the far left. “I actually work next to a Barnes & Noble, so I gave the heads up to my friend who works there and he bought all the copies they got this week. I have 15 sitting in front of me.”

Maybe we should put non-A-listers on our cover more often. Think of all the extra copies we could sell! In the meantime, after the jump, our quartet of undead unknowns reveal how they got their Walking Dead roles in the first place, recall the heat-blasted Atlanta shoot, and tell us their zombie-playing secrets.

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'No Ordinary Family' teaser: Jimmy Bennett talks about J.J.'s love life, the family super powers

no-ordinary-familyImage Credit: Michael Desmond/ABCNow that Jimmy Bennett’s character has lost his football privileges on ABC’s No Ordinary Family, something – or rather, someone - will help to put a smile back on his face. He’s gettin’ a girl! Katelyn Tarver (Big Time Rush) will recur in the next few episodes as the new galpal in J.J.’s life.

The powerful son of Jim (Michael Chiklis) and Stephanie (Julie Benz) may even get to play football again, Bennett teases. So what’s next? Will the Powell Family – which also includes Kay Panabaker as Daphne – ever fight crime together? “I hope [we don't] ever have to wear tights,” Bennett told EW while attending a red carpet event recently. “I have heard the rumors and read some things that they are going to keep that as something my parents do together and me and my sister are going to deal with more of the teenage and school problems.

“Sometimes I think my superbrain would help here or why wouldn’t sis just read their minds but I think these are parents who are acting like real parents and they want to protect their kids,” Bennett continued. “They are not jazzed about the powers and it is based in realism. They never use the word superhero on the show. We are just a regular family with problems who also happens to have powers. But if it goes a lot of the season, I’m sure they might go in that direction but as of right now I don’t think they have any plans for that.” – With reporting from Carrie Bell

'Glee' star Harry Shum Jr. talks his abs: 'I have to do constant crunches to live up to the hype'

This season, Glee‘s Harry Shum Jr. has seen an increase in screen time for his character Mike Chang — and a slight decrease in clothing. Mike’s abs have been a recurring joke on the show — although they’re more enviable than laughable — but Shum Jr. says its one that he’s taking very seriously. “Of course now there is pressure not to let myself go,” he says. “I have to do constant crunches to live up to the hype. In fact, I’m doing them right now. If I don’t, I’m sure that will just as easily become a punchline.”

Shum Jr. says that for the near future, Mike and Tina look to remain a couple, and he even gave us a peek into Glee‘s plans for the holidays. Says Shum Jr., “We do have a holiday episode that is full of your favorite holiday songs. The episode really focuses in on what the holiday spirit means to each of us and Sue causes a ruckus per usual. She is a bit of a Grinch during the holidays.” (Reporting by Carrie Bell)

Read more:
‘Glee’: Gwyneth Paltrow sings Cee-Lo’s ‘Forget You’ (Exclusive Video)
‘Glee’: Gwyneth Paltrow’s ‘Umbrella’-’Singin’ in the Rain’ mash-up released

Fox benches 'Running Wilde' for November sweeps

running-wildeImage Credit: Ed Araquel/FoxIn the next two weeks, Fox will preempt new episodes of struggling comedy Running Wilde to air reruns of its other freshman comedy, Raising Hope, in the Tuesday 9:30 p.m. ET slot. A Christian Slater-starring comedy, Breaking In, could potentially replace Running Wilde mid-season. [Deadline]

I’m sad about the news — I love Will Arnett and Felicity. (Er, Keri Russell.) But I gave Running Wilde a fair chance and couldn’t justify keeping up with it when there are millions of other, better shows competing on my DVR to pry a good night’s sleep from my cold, nearly comatose hands. Are any of you still following Running Wilde? Should Fox hold out a little longer or let it go?

Also: Christian Slater again?! Network television’s love for him is God. Let’s get a slushie.

Read more:
‘Running Wilde’: Did you watch it? Are you sad it’s not ‘Arrested Development’?
‘Raising Hope’ and ‘Running Wilde’ premiere reviews: Which was funnier?

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'Glee': Dot-Marie Jones talks the never-been-kissed Coach Beiste

Dot-Marie Jones has quickly become a breakout character on this season of Glee, thanks to her heartbreaking and hilarious performance as McKinley High’s newest faculty member, Coach Shannon Beiste. The series’ most recent episode, “Never Been Kissed,” was a showcase for the 46-year-old actress: In the episode, her character revealed that she still had never been kissed at the age of 40. (On the upside, she did get to pucker up with Matthew Morrison mere seconds later.) Jones had previously guest-starred on various series, like Married… with Children and Lizzie McGuire, but now has her biggest role to date on the hit Fox series. And it’s all because of a lucky trip to the grocery store. “It’s true that I ran into [Glee co-creator] Brad Falchuk at Whole Foods,” says the actress, who knew Falchuk from doing guest appearances on Nip/Tuck. “I didn’t corner him like the National Enquirer said and refused to let him go until he said he’d consider me for a part. I said, ‘Oh my god, I love [Glee]!’ I said, ‘Please, you guys, write me something!’ Not two months later, my agent called me and said that [Glee co-creator] Ryan Murphy wanted to know my availability in mid-July because he was writing something for me. I mean, come on. I know how lucky I am. There are 5,000 people who would do this job in a second and 5,000 behind them.” For more with Jones, including her Olympic past and a photo of her as a medieval warrior (yes — you heard that right), keep reading after the jump. READ FULL STORY

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