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'Sleepy Hollow' guest John Noble nails EW's Pop Culture Personality Test -- VIDEO


We’d listen to John Noble tell any story, really. But he shared four particularly fun ones when he stopped by EW to promote his first appearance on Fox’s Sleepy Hollow (airing tonight at 9 p.m. ET). Watch the video below to hear about the time he didn’t realize he was sending a Lord of the Rings co-star a fan letter, which of his prized pop culture possessions his wife likes to show off, what Fringe moments he rewound, and which TV shows he watches when he’s alone.

EWwys: Tony Goldwyn and John Noble accept their awards -- LISTEN!

There was no election rigging in the the 6th Annual EWwys, EW.com’s reader-voted awards for the Emmy-snubbed, but we did exercise our veto power and move him into our lead actor category when he submitted as supporting to the Emmys. That’s a decision he explained when he phoned in to Entertainment Weekly Radio’s TV Recap hour to accept his honor on Friday. The Best Supporting actor EWwy, meanwhile, went once again to Fringe‘s John Noble, who’s now a three-time winner. How appreciative is he of the fans’ support, even after the series has ended? He allowed EW’s Dalton Ross, Jessica Shaw, and Mandi Bierly to phone him at 12:20 a.m. in Sydney. (He also teased that he’ll be Stateside again soon to shoot another guest spot on The Good Wife for that show’s 100th episode.) Listen to both chats below. READ FULL STORY

EWwys voting is on! Races are close -- like 10 votes close


Yes, it’s the weekend, which means you should have plenty of time to scroll through the nominees for the 6th Annual EWwy Awards, which honor the Emmy-snubbed, and vote for your favorites. As I’m typing this, 10 votes separate first and second place in one category; 46 votes in another, and 194 votes in a third. You could be the difference between someone having to explain why they have a tiny statue of a black gold sheep on their mantle and someone not having that pleasure.  Vote now!

The Greatest TV Couple of All Time? EW Staff Pick: Peter and Olivia

As Kurt and Blaine battle it out with the Doctor and Rose in EW’s Greatest TV Couple of All Time championship, we’re unveiling our favorite couples who didn’t advance as far as we would have liked. Here’s the case for Peter and Olivia of Fringe.

The question EW has been asking in polls throughout this tournament is “Whose love is stronger?” In Round 2, voters favored Gossip Girl‘s Chuck and Blair over Peter and Olivia by a 10.6 percent margin. But I have to argue that only the strongest love – like that shared between Olivia and Peter – can weather storms of cosmic proportions this Fringe couple faced for five seasons. READ FULL STORY

Love is on the air: Who is the greatest TV couple of all time? Round 2, part 2


Ross and Rachel. Clair and Cliff. Ricky and Lucy. These are just a few of the iconic pairings competing for the chance to be EW’s “Greatest TV Couple of All Time.” Check out our full bracket here and vote in the polls below to determine who will move on to the next round. Now, the 8 couples who won their first match-ups in our “Pick Me, Choose Me, Love Me” conference.

ALSO: EW.com’s Greatest TV Romances package


Love is on the air: Who is the greatest TV couple of all time? Round 1, part 2


Ross and Rachel. Carrie and Big. Clair and Cliff. Ricky and Lucy. These are just a few of the iconic pairings competing for the chance to be EW’s “Greatest TV Couple of All Time.” Check out our full bracket here and vote in the polls below to determine who will move on to the next round. Now for the 16 couples in our “Pick Me, Choose Me, Love Me” conference. READ FULL STORY

Entertainment Geekly: The end of 'Fringe' and 'American Horror Story: Asylum'

In the last week, two wacked-out genre fantasies came to an end. Fringe aired its two-hour series finale, a bipolar (and low-budget) episode that ended with a heart-tugging sacrifice and questions left hanging. Meanwhile, the 13-episode saga that was American Horror Story: Asylum ended with a decade-spanning bang. We dig deep into both endings. We compare the Fringe finale to Lost and Battlestar Galactica — is ambiguity better than specificity? And we really dive into Asylum. Comparisons to Stanley Kubrick and Alan Moore are openly insinuated, and feminism is discussed. READ FULL STORY

Entertainment Geekly: A deep dive into the history of 'Fringe,' and a look forward to the finale

After five seasons of hopping between alternate universes, various timelines, and assorted states of drug-assisted transcendence, Fringe comes to an end this Friday with a two-hour finale. This week on the show, Jeff and I look back at the long, curious, regularly rebooted history of the sci-fi series. Topics include: Our opinions about the show’s final-season dystopian gambit; the curious fact that Fringe was built out of clichés to be a hit, but wound up being an eccentric low-rated oddball; a sneak peek at Jeff’s list of the Top 19 Fringe episodes; and a critical examination of how Fringe straddled the line between procedural and serialized drama. It’s one of our longest podcasts yet. READ FULL STORY

PopWatch Planner: Globes glitter, 'Fringe' fades, and A$AP Rocky jams

If it feels like everything’s happening earlier than usual this year, you’re not wrong. With Oscar nominations already in the bag and the Golden Globes set for tonight, we’re chugging through awards season and it’s still only mid-January! There will be plenty of red carpet looks to keep you going this week, with the Globes followed by the Sundance Film Festival kicking off in chilly Park City, Utah. In between, stay tuned for an exciting week on Top Chef and the end of a beloved series in Fringe, topped off with Rob Lowe playing the sexiest lawyer around in Prosecuting Casey Anthony. Have a great week!


Brought to you by our sponsors: TV's most egregious product placements

What do you know about the 2013 Ford Fusion? If you watched last night’s New Girl, the answer is “all too much” — thanks to a two-minute sequence in which clumsy Jess struggled to model at a car show. As she stumbled about in her giant heels, a brand ambassador droned on and on about the new model’s many features. If the physical comedy hadn’t been so labored, the bit might have worked. But it didn’t.

In an age of ad-skipping DVRs and pirated online streaming, viewers have learned to accept a certain degree of commercialization on their favorite shows — especially the ones that are ratings-challenged. At the end of the day, an episode of Fringe sprinkled with plugs for Sprint’s Google Wallet is better than no Fringe at all. And a few fourth wall-busting series have managed to win us over by turning product integration into a joke — think Arrested Development‘s “It’s a wonderful restaurant!” or 30 Rock‘s “Can we have our money now?”

But even if it did make sense for Jess to step in for her sick model friend Cece at a car show, it didn’t make sense to insert her into a two-minute car commercial. Of course, New Girl‘s attempted Ford/comedy fusion isn’t the first egregious example of commercial-addled TV — remember these five product placement pioneers?


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