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'Grey's Anatomy,' 'Big Bang Theory,' take on Twitter

greys-anatomyImage Credit: Randy Holmes/ABCTelevision was a-Twitter last night, with both Grey’s Anatomy and The Big Bang Theory relying heavily on current technology for plot points. Sheldon’s students tweeted about how bad his lectures were, and someone “uploaded pictures to their Flickr account.” On Grey‘s, some of the doctors started tweeting their surgeries. Timely!

Maybe too timely, actually: READ FULL STORY

The Best TV Character Deaths of 2010

2010-deathsImage Credit: Michael Courtney/FoxOn TV, death is a good thing. Death shakes up the status quo. Death eliminates annoying characters, and it sends off beloved characters with an emotionally-explosive bang. The threat of main-character death has hovered over some of the greatest TV shows of the last ten years. Some shows, like 24, practically made a game out of their gleeful employment of the Death Twist, an out-of-nowhere elimination of an apparently central character. (Be honest: you had a couple bets going on who would die in the Lost finale, right?) Killing off a main character can be just a cheap gimmick, but when it’s done well, it can be incredibly moving. It can even revitalize a show. (See: Grey’s Anatomy, post-bloodbath.)

For our round-up of the best character expirations on TV this year, we focused exclusively on characters that were, if not series regulars, at least important parts of an ensemble — our (perhaps arbitrary) cut-off was that the character must have appeared on at least four episodes before expiring. By nature, this list skews towards drama, but it’s not all dour. On TV at least, death can be pretty funny. As you might expect, this post is SPOILER ALERT central, so if you’re worried, just click down to the comments right now and tell us your favorite deaths from 2010. Otherwise, check out the list after the jump… READ FULL STORY

TV Insiders podcast: Maks from 'DWTS' talks smack, Brenda from 'Survivor' discusses her shocking exit, and we tell you why 'Grey's Anatomy' is back!

Image Credit: Adam Rose/ABC; Monty Brinton/CBS; Adam Larkey/ABC

If you thought Maksim Chmerkovskiy was upset about not making the final three on Dancing With the Stars…well, you were right! Brandy’s butt-slapping partner called in for our latest edition of the TV Insiders podcast to discuss not making the finals (“This is bulls—”), his reaction to a verbal confrontation with a certain female judge (“Screw Carrie Ann”) and whether he was, in fact, wearing a thong during his week 8 waltz  (you’ll have to listen to find out!). You have to hear it to believe it…and even then you still may not believe it. But Maks isn’t the only reality standout calling this week. The self-proclaimed king — not queen, mind you — of Survivor: Nicaragua, Brenda Lowe, also phoned in to defend not only her refusal to scramble for votes, but also the woman who backstabbed her: NaOnka. And if scripted fare is more your thing, Jennifer Armstrong joins Michael Slezak, Annie Barrett and yours truly to discuss why Grey’s Anatomy has again attained must-watch status after a rocky couple of seasons. It’s the most action-packed episode of the TV Insiders yet! You can download all the madness straight to your mp3 player, or click on the video player below to enjoy all the podcast magic right here and right now. Plus, if you have a question for the TV Insiders, you can tweet it to @EWDaltonRoss. Okay, prepare yourself for Maks and Brenda unleashed…

Under-appreciated Entertainer of the Year: Round 1 rages on with players from 'Parenthood,' 'Grey's,' 'Top Chef,' 'Runway,' etc.

Underappreciated-Entertainers-6BImage Credit: (CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: Rahim, Anderson, Derry, Guerra) Roger Arpajou; Saeed Adyani; Lifetime Netowrk; David Geisbrecht/BravoI feel under-appreciated. Now girls, help me out, if you know what I’m talkin’ about,” sang Christina Aguilera on the aptly titled “Underappreciated,” a terrific but lesser-known cut from 2002′s underrated Stripped CD. And sadly, that’s a sentiment familiar to the 64 participants in EW.com’s first annual Under-appreciated Entertainer of the Year single-elimination bracket tournament.

As Day 6 of our first-round matchups continue, you’re going to have some brutal choices to make: Project Runway‘s Mondo Guerra and Top Chef‘s Tiffany Derry already got robbed on their respective reality series this year, yet one won’t even survive the initial duel of this bracket game. Parenthood‘s Peter Krause has done incredible work on a show that’s struggling in the ratings, while Sara Ramirez somehow fails to get the same awards-season love as many of her colleagues on ABC’s hit Grey’s Anatomy. Alas, you can only vote for one of ‘em.

We’re also showing mad love to some musicians and movie actors who deserve bigger commercial and/or critical success than they currently receive. In the former category, we’ve got Ray LaMontagne facing off against The Gaslight Anthem, and in the latter, it’s Tahar Rahim (A Prophet) taking on Joe Anderson (The Crazies).

Click here to check out our entire bracket of 64 reader-picked competitors, then cast your ballot on Round 1, Day 6′s match-ups in our highly scientific polls after the jump.Underappreciated-Entertainers-6AImage Credit: (CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: Krause, Ramirez, Gaslight Anthem, LaMontagne) Chris Haston/NBC; Adam Taylor/ABC; Ashley Maile Record 20875480 READ FULL STORY

'Grey's Anatomy': WHAT WILL HAPPEN?

I’ve taken the liberty of trimming down this week’s Grey’s Anatomy promo to the bare essentials. Here is the full version. After the break, all the plot details you really need to know. Rest assured… READ FULL STORY

November Sweeps calendar: 'Glee,' 'House,' 'Big Bang Theory' and more welcome big-name guests

November-2010-Sweeps-GuideImage Credit: Harper Smith/NBC; Adam Rose/Fox; Bob D'Amico/ABC; David M. Russell/CBS; Virginia Sherwood/NBC; United Feature Syndicate IncNovember is here, and you probably know what that means for television: Sweeps! It’s that bountiful time of the TV season when the networks try to ramp up viewership as much as possible so they can set their advertising prices for the year. All of which means means we’ll see crazy guest stars! Specials! Awards shows! Big interviews! For example, Cher is going on 20/20 to talk Burlesque Nov. 19; ABC is airing the Country Music Awards on Nov. 10; Oprah will sit down with the Jackson clan on Nov. 8; and Gwyneth Paltrow, well, she’s appearing on both the CMAs on Nov. 10 and Glee Nov. 16. How does one make sense of the November Sweeps madness? Duh, it’s easy, silly: Just use our handy, complete-yet-only-the-stuff-you-care-about guide below:

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 3
Oprah (Syndicated, check local listings): More of Oprah and Gayle’s camping trip at Yosemite National Park
Survivor: Nicaragua (CBS, 8 p.m.): Only 12 castaways remain as the tribes merge
In the Spotlight with Robin Roberts: All Access Nashville (ABC, 10 p.m.): This hour-long special features Roberts interviewing country music stars Brad Paisley, LeAnn Rimes, Carrie Underwood, and Kellie Pickler
Law & Order: SVU (NBC, 10 p.m.): A History of Violence‘s Maria Bello and ER‘s Alex Kingston guest star

THURSDAY, NOV. 4
The Big Bang Theory (CBS, 8 p.m.): Dollhouse‘s Eliza Dushku guest stars
Bones (Fox, 8 p.m.): So You Think You Can Dance‘s Stephen “tWitch” Boss guest stars
Community (NBC, 8 p.m.): Hilary Duff and Andy Dick guest star
30 Rock (NBC, 8:30 p.m.): Elizabeth Banks returns

FRIDAY, NOV. 5
Oprah (Syndicated, check local listings): First of two-part event featuring Madea‘s Tyler Perry and 200 men who are stepping up to speak out about the trauma of their childhood sexual abuse (the second part airs Friday, Nov. 12)
Medium (CBS, 8 p.m.): Scrubs‘ Judy Reyes and NCIS‘ Rena Sofer guest star
Supernanny (ABC, 8 p.m.): Season premiere!
CSI: NY (CBS, 9 p.m.): Night Court‘s John Larroquette guest stars as Deputy Chief of Manhattan Borough Detectives Ted Carver

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'Grey's Anatomy' vs. 'ER': How did the documentary-style episode stack up?

Greys-Anatomy-ER-docImage Credit: Bob D'Amico/ABC; NBCLast night’s Grey’s Anatomy was a faux documentary episode, and that for me screamed one thing: ER. If we’re going to go ’90s doctor shows (oh please, let’s), Grey’s more closely resembles Chicago Hope — melodrama, metaphor, more absurd patients, a slower pace. But going documentary-style for an episode is so classically ER in my mind that I can’t help but compare the two. READ FULL STORY

'Grey's Anatomy' is back tonight, and I can't wait

greys-anatomyI think I’m ready to love Grey’s Anatomy again. I can’t believe it myself! I got show-divorced from Grey’s right around the dark Gizzie times, and hadn’t really looked back — until I caved and watched last season’s finale. And then I watched all of last season, and now I’m sucked back in, and I seriously cannot wait for tonight. So much aftermath to wade through!

Here’s hoping Sarah Drew’s April works her way into the Seattle Grace in-crowd this season; Shonda Rhimes herself told our own Michael Ausiello that the April (and Jackson) “have really been folded into the group,” and I’m curious to see how that plays out. Certainly the big story is going to be Derek’s recovery, but I’m almost more invested in Alex’s — dude needs a dawn-of-a-new-day kind of restart. Maybe this is his chance?

Let’s hear it, PopWatchers: Are you more invested in Meredith’s post-shooting storyline, or Cristina’s? How do you think Bailey’s handling everything? And what of Callie, Arizona, Marc, and Lexie?

Read more:
‘Grey’s Anatomy’ recap: Shots fired
‘Grey’s Anatomy’ finale: Remember where it all began…
Exclusive: ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ boss answers your burning season finale questions

Watch 'Grey's Anatomy' star Kevin McKidd kick some ass

After viewing the “fight reel” below of Kevin McKidd kicking men’s butts during a recent training session, I have the strong desire to see him in a smart, sexy action film with Daniel Craig. (Pause while you think about that. Go ahead. Nice, right?) The session was shot for internal purposes a few week ago, but somehow leaked online. Not that McKidd minds. He started training years ago with stunt men and martial arts masters for the Guy Moshe film Bunraku — shot about a year and a half ago — and liked it so much he kept up with it. It shows. If you’re sensitive to the sound effect of breaking bones, I would mute the video around :22 and :38. His moves are sharp and powerful, and watching him flip a few guys around is as enjoyable as seeing him knife those dudes at the end. (I found myself hoping for fake blood splatter.) READ FULL STORY

Emmy Nominations 2010: Vote for the most egregious snub!

Emys-statueThursday morning was a time of great joy for TV fans who had long ago accepted the fact that super-talented folks like Connie Britton, Kyle Chandler, and Matthew Fox would never get an ounce of Emmy love, while the same old same-old would reign supreme. Yes indeed, not only did those three EW favorites pick up nods in the Best Actor/Actress in a Drama Series races, but out of the 48 major acting nominees, fewer than half of those folks (23 to be exact) were Emmy nominees in 2009. So let’s have a “huzzah!” for fresh blood.

That said, there was plenty of reason for lamentation, too. In fact, our post on Emmy snubs yielded almost 1,000 comments — and we perused ‘em all to determine the eight actors and/or series whose snubs you cited most frequently. Now we want to put it to an official vote: What was the worst Emmy snub of 2010? Vote in our poll below! [UPDATE: Our poll is now closed, but please head to the comments section and keep the conversation going.] Because while we can’t turn back the clock at Emmy HQ, we can obtain at least some small measure of justice right here at PopWatch!

More Emmys:
See the full list of nominees at our Hollywood Insider blog
Julianna Margulies cheers ‘Good Wife’ Emmy fortunes, jeers snubs”
Check out Michael Ausiello’s snappy judgments of the 2010 nominees
EW’s Emmy Award coverage
Ken Tucker: Were these the best Emmy nominations we could have hoped? Yes. Here’s why.
2010 Emmys: Which longshots deserve nominations?

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