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'Grey's Anatomy' season finale: Who will die?

Shonda Rhimes is fierce. But not in the Tyra “Oh, you look so fierce” Banks way. I mean fierce as in “I’m not afraid to kill off one of my beloved characters all in the name of good television” kind of way.

In the weeks before tonight’s season finale, the executive producer and creator behind the show has made no secret of the fact that we should brace ourselves to say goodbye to a cast member before the season ends. Note how I said “cast member” and not “doctor.”

Last week’s episode ran relatively calm as the residents made their decisions to leave Seattle Grace or stay put — until the last two minutes, when a plane carrying a handful of doctors crashed somewhere in the Northwestern wilderness. So who is leaving us tonight? We know Patrick Dempsey, Sandra Oh, Ellen Pompeo, and Justin Chambers are signed on for two more seasons, so I’m counting them out. But here are my thoughts on which character might be signing off: READ FULL STORY

PopWatch Planner: Farewell Wisteria Lane, hello Howard Stern

Parting is such sweet sorrow, and this week witnesses so many television season finales — including Desperate Housewives‘ huge series finale — that dedicated fans will be looking for ways to fill the void. (Except hardcore gamers, who can likely ignore every suggestion after Tuesday’s release of Diablo III.) But there’s plenty of entertainment to lift your spirits: Howard Stern is loose on the airwaves again, a horrible dictator is dealt some New York justice, and your favorite sitcom couple will cap the week, hopefully on a high note.

Desperate Housewives series finale, ABC, 9 p.m.

After eight seasons of soapy plotlines that took great joy in killing off characters in the most unusual ways, it’s safe to expect that the last tour of Wisteria Lane will find someone cold. But this final season has been anything but, as the show has been rejuvenated after several seasons of melodramatic hokum. As the Queen song goes, “Another One Bites the Dust,” but Housewives is saying its farewell in style. READ FULL STORY

TV trendlet alert! Older characters are gettin' it on

Poor, poor Sally Draper. As if dealing with Betty “I’ll cut your fingers off!” Francis, Don “benign neglect” Draper, and Bobby “wait, so I shouldn’t lick the stove?” Draper weren’t bad enough, now she’s seen something that will undoubtedly traumatize her for life. At the end of last night’s episode of Mad Menspoiler alert! — Don’s daughter accidentally spied Roger Sterling getting, er, a French lesson from Marie, her stepgrandmother. Sacré bleu!

Roger and Marie’s tryst is more than the event that will drive Sally back to Dr. Edna‘s couch. It’s also the latest example of a mini-trend sweeping through all our favorite TV shows: Old people having sex. Well, old-ish, at least. Mad Men actor John Slattery is 49 in real life; it’s quite possible that he’s a few years younger than the character he plays. Roger’s partner in crime was played by guest star Julia Ormond, who’s 47. Sure, neither one is exactly knocking at death’s door — but they’re both much more seasoned than the bright young things who usually knock boots on TV.

And they aren’t alone. Here’s a brief survey of all the relatively aged couples who hooked up onscreen last week:


Patrick Dempsey rescues teen from fiery car crash, joins celebrity superhero (Mc)Dream Team

Move over, Ryan Gosling. Take a hike, Newark mayor Cory Booker. There’s a new hero in town. According to People, Patrick “McDreamy” Dempsey rescued a 17-year-old boy from a flipped car last week. With the reflexes of an incredibly handsome puma, Dempsey grabbed a crowbar and a fire extinguisher to pry Malibu resident Weston Masset, who was losing consciousness, from his Ford Mustang. After pulling Masset from the wreck, Dempsey called paramedics and stayed by the teen’s side until help arrived.

Even with a concussion and an eye injury, Masset recognized the star. When he asked if Dempsey was famous, the man who plays McDreamy answered, “Yeah, I’m a doctor.” And even in the midst of almost-tragedy, Masset’s mother Mary Beth got a treat when Dempsey called her to update her on Weston’s accident. “He had a certain authority in his voice,” she said. “I asked if he was a paramedic and he said, ‘No, this is Patrick Dempsey.’ I thought, ‘McDreamy?'”

What do you think, PopWatchers? Is 2012 the year of the real-life superhero? Should Joss Whedon tap The Gos, McDreamy, and Booker to join Nick Fury and Co. in at least one of The Avengers‘ 437 sequels?

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PopWatch Planner: 'The Good Wife' season finale, that superhero movie, and stars in big hats

It’s the season of season finale television, and up next we have The Good Wife‘s spring ender, where we’ll learn if the firm can survive its looming bankruptcy. And by the end of this week, we’ll also have the answer to another very important question — Will The Avengers have the biggest weekend opening ever? (Or at least until July, when The Dark Knight Rises hits theaters.) Plus, stars in funny hats! (Because who doesn’t love a funny hat.) READ FULL STORY

'Grey Anatomy's Sarah Drew weighs in on April and Jackson's smooch and a big reveal

The all-important board exams have been looming over the residents at Seattle Grace for weeks. Tonight, after last week’s high stress round of interviews, we’ll finally find out the results and the anxiety of D-day has one resident feeling a little off-balance: April Kepner (Sarah Drew).

“She’s really emotional throughout the whole episode,” Drew says. “She’s literally jumping out her skin so she punches a guy and then makes out with her best friend.”

Yup, that kiss between close friends, Kepner and Jackson Avery (Jesse Williams) is more than promo trickery. Kepner does lock lips with Avery on tonight’s episode and while Drew was mum about whether the frazzled resident finally does the deed, she did say that things won’t just go back to normal between the two afterwards.


Find the 'Cougar Town' cast... on all your other favorite shows!


No amount of time spent with Big Carl will help me get over the fact that ABC’s Cougar Town won’t premiere until next year. I curse whoever made the decision to keep the Cul-de-sac Crew off the air until that mid-season premiere date (which has yet to be determined).

But it seems that the powers that be read my mind and made the decision to at least get Jules & Co. back on my TV, even though they can’t deliver any new Cougar Town episodes. Earlier this week, the show’s creator Bill Lawrence tweeted that his cast “will be on more shows this fall (this week even) than any cast on tv.” What quickly followed was Lawrence’s announcement of the “Find the Cougar Town Cast” project. READ FULL STORY

'Law & Order: SVU': T. R. Knight's creepy return to television

The last time we saw him on our TV sets, T. R. Knight was playing Grey’s Anatomy‘s beloved Dr. George O’Malley before he met an untimely end in 2009. In his first television role since (he’s been continuing a successful stage career), Knight plays somewhat against type: George O’Malley was the bumbling, baby-faced surgeon with a nervous smile and horrible luck with women; his latest character, Gabriel Thomas from last night’s Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, is an alleged (SPOILER ALERT!) “power-reassurance serial rapist” with a neck tattoo — sure, the tat is of a yin-yang symbol — but still, a neck tattoo pretty much never screams “nice guy.” Gabriel sure looks like George, but that’s where the similarities end. Like George, Gabriel’s into blonds, but only of the submissive variety — that would certainly exclude Izzie Stevens. READ FULL STORY

TV Leaderboard: 'Breaking Bad' passes 'Vampire Diaries' in EW.com reader ratings

The CW’s The Vampire Diaries may have been tops in EW.com reader ratings last week, but that was only based on partial data — we hadn’t yet been able to include Friday and Sunday programming. And now that a full week of new TV is under our belt, a new champion has emerged: AMC’s Breaking Bad, in which a desperate Walt turned to Saul for help after Gus brought the hammer down. Also moving into the top ranks: the season premieres of Friday’s sci-fi freakout Fringe, and Sunday’s lawyer-cum-political-cum-domestic drama The Good Wife. Check out the full standings below:  READ FULL STORY

Eva Longoria, Tina Fey named Top Female TV Earners by 'Forbes'

What’s the opposite of blerg? Tina Fey won’t be dusting off that classic Liz Lemonism for a while because she was just named TV’s highest-paid actress by Forbes. Fey tied with Eva Longoria for the top spot, with each actress raking in $13 million between May 2010 and May 2011. Fey took the lead for her multitasking role as a star, producer, and head writer on 30 Rock, plus the earnings from her book Bossypants, which just sold its millionth copy. Longoria’s success came not only from her role on Desperate Housewives but also from lucrative endorsement deals with L’Oréal and LG.

Longoria was joined by fellow Housewives Marcia Cross (#3), and Teri Hatcher and Felicity Huffman, who tied for sixth place with $9 million apiece. Law & Order: SVU star Mariska Hargitay and soon-to-depart CSI regular Marg Helgenberger earned a healthy $10 million to tie Cross for third place. Rounding out the group, Cougar Town‘s Courteney Cox and Ellen Pompeo of Grey’s Anatomy both earned $7 million, and The Good Wife star Juliana Margulies took home $6 million last year.

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