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Dakota Johnson Hosts SNL: Watch Video of the Best and Worst Sketches

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Put a rising Hollywood actress starring in a box-office smash in NBC’s legendary Studio 8H stage to host Saturday Night Live, and what do you get?

If you’re Dakota Johnson, it turns out you get a modestly successful SNL debut, with most of the inevitable flurry of bondage jokes referencing Fifty Shades of Grey – including a cameo from her famous parents Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson (“We were just afraid you were going to be naked”) – hitting the mark.

PhotosSNL’s 40th Anniversary Special: The Best and Worst Moments

Below, my picks for the night’s best »

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Madam Secretary's Téa Leoni, EPs Talk Elizabeth's First Scandal, Henry's Spy Game, Staff Bonding and More

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Madam Secretary‘s Elizabeth McCord is always one cool politico, no matter what tricky feat of international diplomacy is demanded of her. But those behind the scenes of CBS’ Sunday-night drama admit that its Season 2 pickup last month provided a welcome respite from the nerve-racking renwal waiting game.

“It was a big relief to get it early,” executive producer Lori McCreary says with a laugh.

“Huge,” chimes in fellow Ep Barbara Hall.

Video | CBS Sneak Peek: Madam Secretary Under Fire and More

And now that the pressure is off the series’ team, they can focus on how it’s about »

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TVLine Mixtape: Your Favorite Songs from Grey's, Mindy, Parks and More

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Everything is awesome… because it’s time for an all new TVLine Mixtape!

What follows is an array of songs recently featured on your favorite shows, including artist and album information in case you want to add them to your personal collection.

Spoilers abound, and we chose songs we liked — but we always love to hear your thoughts and suggestions.

So peruse our playlist, then hit the comments with your favorite TV tunes. And remember: You can always submit questions or suggestions about TV music on Twitter @RyanSchwartz.

RelatedTVLine Mixtape: Your Favorite Songs from Shameless, Suits and More

Series And Episode | Grey’s Anatomy, »

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Ratings: Five-0 Slips to Low, Last Man Rises, Cristela Ticks Up, Dixie Flat

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ABC’s Last Man Standing this Friday drew 7.3 million total viewers and a 1.5 rating, rising 10 percent and two tenths and leading the night in the demo.

Cristela led out of that with 5.7 mil and a 1.0, up 12 percent and one tenth.

Related2015 Renewal Scorecard: What’s Coming Back? What’s Getting Cancelled? What’s on the Bubble?

Over on CBS, The Amazing Race (6.2 mil/1.1) was up in audience and matched the demo of its fall Friday time slot premiere, while down 22 percent and two tenths from Undercover Boss‘ week-ago performance. Hawaii Five-0 (9.5 mil/1.1) slipped 11 and 21 percent, tying its series low, yet »

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Performer of the Week: Lady Gaga

28 February 2015 6:47 AM, PST

A weekly feature in which we spotlight shining stars

The Performer | Lady Gaga

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The Performance | Any moment that ends in a warm, extended hug of gratitude from Julie Andrews doesn’t really require additional accolades.

Nevertheless, we can’t help but heap more praise on Lady Gaga’s Sound of Music tribute at the 2015 Oscars.

RelatedLady Gaga Joins American Horror Story as Season 5’s Leading Lady — Watch Her Monstrous Teaser for Hotel Chapter

The typically outré performer eschewed her standard operating outrageousness — no meat dress, no bird’s nest headpiece, no »

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Glee Recap: Party Poopers

27 February 2015 7:12 PM, PST

There are truly no words to describe what went down on Friday’s Glee, but these two are a good start: Oy. Vey.

RelatedGlee‘s Jane Lynch Talks Michael Bolton’s Arrival, ‘Samchel’ and the Series’ ‘Fitting’ End

The New Directions were forced to perform at the bar mitzvah of a spoiled tween (who also happens to be the superintendent’s nephew) named Myron Muskovitz, a pint-sized nightmare dressed head-to-toe in gold, sequins and, of course, pure evil.

Despite a few bumps in the road — Myron pooped himself and had to borrow a pair of Kitty’s panties, for »

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Pilot News: Lost Vet Terry O'Quinn to Lead ABC Legal Drama The Adversaries

27 February 2015 5:00 PM, PST

Terry O’Quinn, you may approach the bench.

TV’s erstwhile John Locke is set to star in The Adversaries, ABC’s upcoming drama pilot, the network announced Friday.

RelatedPilot Season ’15: Scoop on This Fall’s (Possible) New Shows, Who’s In Them

O’Quinn will star as Charlie, the patriarch for a New York legal dynasty who becomes embroiled in a trial of his own, forcing his federal prosecutor daughter to decide which side she will fight on.

David Zabel (ER) will write the pilot and serve as executive producer.

RelatedPilot Scoop: Craig Ferguson to Lord Over »

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Cartoon Network's Adventure Time Being Developed into Feature Film

27 February 2015 4:53 PM, PST

Hold onto your lumps, fellow humans, because Cartoon Network’s Adventure Time is heading to the big screen.

RelatedPower/Rangers ‘Bootleg’ Movie Stars James Van Der Beek, Is Awesome

The Emmy Award-winning series — which follows the Finn the Human and his magical dog Jake as they fight to save the mysterious Land of Ooo — is being developed into a feature film, our sister site Deadline reports.

Originally created as a short for Nicktoons’ Random! Cartoons in 2009, Adventure Time premiered as a full-fledged series on Cartoon Network in 2010 and has since aired more than 180 episodes.

Adventure Time fans, start pitching your »

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Pilot Scoop: Scrubs' Sarah Chalke to Co-Star in Fox's 48 Hours 'Til Monday

27 February 2015 4:00 PM, PST

If all goes well, Sarah Chalke will be working for the weekend this fall.

The Scrubs alumna has been cast opposite Rob Riggle in the Fox comedy pilot 48 Hours ‘Til Monday, TVLine has learned, which follows one husband’s goal to live every weekend to the fullest.

RelatedPilot Season ’15: Scoop on This Fall’s (Possible) New Shows, Who’s In Them

Chalke is playing Riggle’s wife Kelly Bishop, a former TV news producer who quickly discovers that managing a home — especially one that comes equipped with three children — is far more “exhausting, time-consuming and frustrating” than the job she left behind. »

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Kelly Osbourne Exits Fashion Police — Read E! Network's Official Statement

27 February 2015 3:16 PM, PST

It appears Kelly Osbourne has made good on her threat to depart E!’s Fashion Police.

RelatedKelly Osbourne Furious With Fashion Police Over Giuliana Rancic’s Zendaya ‘Joke’

The network on Friday released the following statement, confirming that Osbourne will not appear on the next episode, airing next month:

Kelly Osbourne is departing E!s “Fashion Police” to pursue other opportunities, and we would like to thank her for her many contributions to the series over the past five years, during which time the show became a hit with viewers. “Fashion Police” will return, as scheduled, on Monday, March 30th at 9:00 p. »

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Chris Meloni to Star in Wgn Slavery Drama Underground — With Kanye West Eyed as Musical Contributor

27 February 2015 2:59 PM, PST

Chris Meloni’s latest project is pointing him north.

RelatedPilot Season ’15: Scoop on This Fall’s (Possible) New Shows, Who’s In Them

The Law & Order: Svu and True Blood vet has landed a lead role in Wgn America’s period drama Underground — which has been ordered straight to series.

The one-hour drama “follows a group of slaves who plan a daring escape from a Georgia plantation to cross 600 miles to freedom, aided along the way by a secret abolitionist couple running a station on the Underground Railroad,” according to the network. To succeed, they’ll have to “evade »

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Chicago Fire Enlists Ugly Betty Alum Eric Mabius for Major Arc

27 February 2015 2:42 PM, PST

Former playboy Daniel Meade is lording over the ladies once more.

Ugly Betty vet Eric Mabius will recur on NBC’s Chicago Fire as Tom Nesbitt, a high-end strip club owner, our sister site Deadline reports.

RelatedYaya DaCosta Cast as Chicago Med Nurse — and Fire Love Interest

After wrapping Betty, Mabius starred in the British drama Outcasts, which aired on BBC America, and the Hallmark Channel series Signed, Sealed, Delivered. He has also appeared on Scandal, Blue Bloods and Political Animals.

Fire fans, thoughts on Mabius’ casting? Any guesses on which character he’ll inevitably court?

Related storiesPilot Scoop: »

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Pilot Scoop: JoAnna Garcia Swisher Joins Tommy Johnagin's CBS Comedy

27 February 2015 2:30 PM, PST

After dramatic turns as a mermaid and an astronaut’s wife, JoAnna Garcia Swisher‘s new gig will bring her back to her comedic roots.

The Reba alum has joined a CBS multi-cam comedy pilot written by and starring comedian Tommy Johnagin, TVLine has learned.

Related Pilot Season ’15: Your Guide to This Fall’s (Possible) New Shows, Who’s In Them

Swisher will play Michelle, a successful pediatrician married to Johnagin’s character, Tommy. The pair have a daughter named Ashley.

The potential series, about a standup comic raising a family in the Midwest, will be co-written by Justin Halpern »

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Teen Wolf Season 5: Shelley Hennig on Stalia 'Changes,' New Faces and More

27 February 2015 1:45 PM, PST

The Teen Wolf cast has returned to Beacon Hills High to film the MTV drama’s fifth season, and star Shelley Hennig couldn’t be happier to be back in its hallowed halls.

RelatedTeen Wolf Ep Talks Derek’s Evolution, Parrish’s Secret and More in Season 5

“It feels like home,” Hennig tells TVLine. “We go off, we do our movies [during the hiatus] and we come back thinking, ‘This is where we’re meant to be.'”

Below, Hennig talks (as much as she can) about Teen Wolf Season 5, including new challenges for Stiles and Malia, the lingering question of Malia »

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Game of Thrones Season 5 Poster: Daenerys' Dragons Are Coming!

27 February 2015 1:24 PM, PST

Tyrion, meet dragon.

On Friday, Game of Thrones unveiled its first poster for the series’ upcoming fifth season, and it hints at a game-changing development for the good people of Westeros.

Tyrion stands on what looks like the prow of a ship as one of Daenerys’ dragons — bonus points if you can tell us which one it is — emerges from the fog. This begs so many questions!

Video Game of Thrones Season 5: 7 Exciting Bits From A Day in the Life

Is the scaly one a harbinger of his mistress’ eventual reclamation of the Iron Throne? Where, exactly, is the Lannister son (who, »

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Pilot Scoop: Craig Ferguson to Lord Over ABC Comedy The King of 7B

27 February 2015 1:00 PM, PST

After relinquishing his Late Late Show throne last year, Craig Ferguson is setting his sights on a new kingdom over at ABC.

RelatedPilot Season ’15: Scoop on This Fall’s (Possible) New Shows, Who’s In Them

Ferguson has been cast as the lead in ABC’s comedy pilot The King of 7B, playing an “agoraphobic recluse” named Prentiss Porter who finally ventures outside after 11 years when he believes his soulmate has moved in across the street.

The former Drew Carey Show star joins previously announced cast members Carla Jimenez (Last Man Standing) and Kirby Howell-Baptiste (House of Lies). The »

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Once Upon a Time's Lana Parrilla Talks Regina's Clash With Team Evil, a 'Cool' Resurrection, Losing Robin and More

27 February 2015 12:12 PM, PST

Once Upon a Time‘s Regina is on a mission, to find the storybook Author and in turn hopefully secure her own happy ending — whatever that might be for a famously evil queen.

Rumplestiltskin, though, has appropriated Operation Mongoose’s endgame for his own purposes, allying with the Queens of Darkness (Maleficent, Ursula and Cruella de Vil) to storm Storybrooke and hunt down the Author themselves.

RelatedOnce Upon a Time: Agnes Bruckner to Recur — as a Troublemaker?

With Season 4 of the ABC series resuming this Sunday at 8/7c, TVLine invited Lana Parrilla to preview Regina’s next move, assess her alliance with Emma, »

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Killing Jesus First Look: Jesus’ Crucifixion Recreated for NatGeo

27 February 2015 11:56 AM, PST

One of the Bible’s most iconic moments is brought to life in TVLine’s first-look photo from National Geographic’s Killing Jesus (Sunday, March 29 at 8/7c).

Haaz Sleiman (Covert Affairs) plays the titular character in this latest representation of Jesus of Nazareth, which also explores the sociopolitical complicities that led to his eventual demise.

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The Palm Sunday broadcast – based on Bill O’Reilly’s book of the same name – is a star-studded affair with a cast that also includes Kelsey Grammer (Boss) as King Herod the Great, »

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Supergirl Casts the Heroic Helen Slater and Dean Cain in Top-Secret Roles

27 February 2015 11:14 AM, PST

How’s this for super-meta casting: Helen Slater and Dean Cain have landed guest-starring roles on CBS’s Supergirl, TVLine has learned.

Slater, of course, played Kara on the big screen in 1984’s Supergirl, while Cain starred as the Man of Steel in ABC’s Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman. And both guest-starred on the WB/CW Superman drama Smallville, Slater in the role of Clark/Kal-El’s Krypton mom Lara, and Cain as the immortal Dr. Curtis Knox.

Related Supergirl Is (Sorta) Casting Superman

Details on who the pair will be playing in the pilot are being »

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TVLine Items: Enlisted Star Visits Zoo, Covert Alum Joins Dominion and More

27 February 2015 11:13 AM, PST

How many scruffy stars can one show feature? We’re about to find out.

Enlisted vet Geoff Stults will appear on CBS’ upcoming summer series Zoo, starring James Wolk (The Crazy Ones), in a multi-episode arc, EW.com reports.

RelatedScoop: Billy Burke Joins CBS Drama Zoo

Based on James Patterson’s bestselling book, Zoo follows a young renegade biologist (played by Wolk) who is thrust into a race to unlock the mystery of why animals are suddenly and violently attacking humans. Stults will play Agent Ben Shafer, a rogue FBI agent who is investigating the bizarre events, but whose methods »

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