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Weekend TV: Good Wife, Midwife, Walking Dead and Helix Finales

Julianna Margulies, Alan Cumming

In a sudden, shocking (and heaven be praised, unspoiled) twist, this tremendous fifth season of CBS's The Good Wife has shifted from the dueling-firms spectacle of Alicia-vs-Will to the gut-wrenching reality of Alicia — and everyone else in her universe — grieving Will. Her former lover and boss-turned-rival (a succulent role for Josh Charles, who will be terribly missed) was the victim of a courtroom shooting, which in a savage irony was perpetrated by the vulnerable young client (Hunter Parrish) Will was busily defending. Will died doing what he loved best, you might say with his boots on — although one of his shoes was blown off in the violent melee — and now it's time to mourn.

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Thursday TV: Meloni Tackles Comedy as Jack

Chris Meloni

I've barely adjusted to The Goldbergs mining the 1980s for comic nostalgia — seems not that long ago that Geraldo Rivera opened Al Capone's empty vault, and that's a subplot in an early April episode — and now comes Fox's Surviving Jack (Thursday, 9:30/8:30c), a coming-of-age family sitcom set in the not-so-distant past of the 1990s. (Can't wait for the arc about Y2K anxiety.)

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Scandal: Jake Ballard Was Never Meant to Be a Hero

Scott Foley

To say that Scandal fans are very vocal about the ABC political fixer drama would be an understatement. But those devoted Gladiators took things to a whole new level after Thursday's shocking episode, in which Jake Ballard (Scott Foley) brutally killed James Novak (Dan Bucatinsky) in order to protect the Republic.

Scandal's Jeff Perry: Cyrus can't let this death be in vain

Viewers were distraught that Jake had seemingly crossed a line by killing a character — and two other women — that they had come to care about. Even worse, this meant that fans' beloved Jake, who had become a love interest for Scandal's fearless leader Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington), had gone to the dark side! Oh no!

But let's get something straight: read more

Scandal's Columbus Short Arrested, Faces up to Four Years in Prison

Columbus Short

An arrest warrant has been issued for Scandal star Columbus Short because of a bar fight he was involved in earlier this month, TMZ.com.

Short, 31, has been charged with felony aggravated battery stemming from a ... read more

Scandal's Columbus Short May Face Charges After Bar Fight

Columbus Short

Scandal star Columbus Short was involved in a bar fight earlier this month, and may face criminal battery charges as a result, according to TMZ.

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8 Reasons Why I’m Recommitting to Glee

Glee

It's not easy being a Gleek. At least, it wasn't earlier this season. Aside from the sudden and tragic death of star Cory Monteith, and the subsequent sudden and tragic death of his character Finn Hudson, the Fox musical comedy (Tuesdays, 8/7c, Fox) felt a bit, well, off-key in the first part of Season 5. The story lines started to feel either predictable or haphazard, the music was bland and most of the theme episodes like The Beatles two-part tribute or "Previously Unaired Christmas," lacked a real purpose or message.

Thankfully, the show returned from its extended hiatus re-energized and looking — and more importantly sounding — like its old self. After weeks of letting Season 5 collect virtual dust on the DVR, here are eight reasons why it's time to ... read more

Ask Matt: Fargo, Veronica Mars, Scandal, Person of Interest and More

Martin Freeman

Send questions and comments to askmatt@tvguidemagazine.com and follow me on Twitter!

Question: Just wondering if you've heard anything about or seen the pilot of FX's adaptation of Fargo yet? Obviously it's too early to tell, but just from the previews and the looks of the cast, it seems to me like it could be in contention for a few Emmys later this year? — Kevin

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Scandal's Jeff Perry: Cyrus Can't Let This Death Be in Vain

Jeff Perry, Dan Bucatinsky

[Warning: This story contains major spoilers from Thursday's episode of Scandal. Read at your own risk!]

Scandal lost one of its own on Thursday in one of the most shocking scenes of the season. After Jake (Scott Foley), as the new head of B613, killed the two women connected to White House mole Publius, James... read more

Scandal Reveals Who Got Shot, Says Goodbye to One of Its Own

Scott Foley

[Warning: This story contains major spoilers from Thursday's episode of Scandal. Read at your own risk!]

Scandal has had its fair share of shocking moments, but the opening of Thursday's episode took the ABC political fixer drama to a new level by quickly revealing exactly who got shot and proving that executive producer Shonda Rhimes is not afraid to kill someone off one of her shows, even if you are... read more

Top Moments: Walking Dead's Kids Aren't Alright and HIMYM's Parade of Stars

Billy Dee Williams, Emma Slater

Our top moments of the week:

13. Best Hail Mary: After a father of three perishes while laying on top of his children to save them from a blaze on Chicago Fire, the man's wife sues the firehouse for wrongful death. During a deposition, the father's sacrifice affects Casey deeply, and he tells the widow that "what your husband did ... was the bravest thing I've ever seen." The woman starts to cry, but thankfully, she also decides to drop the lawsuit. A small victory, but a victory nonetheless.

12. Worst Timing: Jane's engagement on Rizzoli & Isles is short-lived after ... read more

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Premise: A former White House communications director opens a Washington, D.C. crisis-management firm in this drama based on the work of crisis manager Judy Smith, whose clients have included Monica Lewinsky and Justice Clarence Thomas.

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