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Shonda Rhimes speaks out on 'Grey's Anatomy' shocker

This article contains details about Thursday's episode of "Grey's Anatomy." If you haven't watched it yet, read on at your own peril.

"Grey's Anatomy" fans were shocked when Thursday's episode of the long-running medical drama ended with the death of Derek "McDreamy" Shepherd, the hunky doctor played by Patrick Dempsey and a central figure on the series since its very first episode in 2005. In the show's pilot, Ellen Pompeo's Meredith Grey has a one-night stand with Derek, only to discover that he's her new boss; several seasons and many twists and turns later, the two wed.

In Thursday's episode, titled "How to Save a Life," neurosurgeon Derek stops to help the victims of a car accident, gets hit by a tractor-trailer, and dies of a brain injury when doctors at the hospital fail to treat him properly. (Irony duly noted.)

The death prompted a widespread gnashing of teeth and rending of garments on social media, where "Grey's Anatomy" became a trending topic around the globe. Series creator...

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'Scandal' recap, 'First Lady Sings the Blues'

Jake is not dead. He's only mostly dead. So now, we get to watch OPA completely bungle their plan to see to his recovery. Quinn gets to work early and finds Jake on the coffee table, full of stab wounds.

Naturally, she thinks that he's dead and calls Huck to help her figure out what to do. Huck says that it doesn't look like the knife hit any major organs and punches him in the chest, making Jake wail and proving that he's awake.

Olivia and David get to the scene and start to try to formulate a plan. Ever the Boy Scout, David wants to call an ambulance, but Liv shuts that down. If they take Jake to a hospital, a paper trail will begin (not to mention, the police will be called because, stab wounds, duh) and her father will find out that Jake is alive, kill him and then kill all of Olivia's friends "just to teach [her] a lesson."

They call for Charlie's help and he secures a location, doctor and equipment. Sounds smart, right? Wrong.

Meanwhile, Mellie is struggling to convince voters that...

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'The Americans' recap: Cold War getting hotter as season wraps

The Cold War is escalating, the Jennings family is in turmoil and the career of FBI agent Stan Beeman (Noah Emmerich) is in jeopardy as Season 3 of “The Americans” wraps on FX.

Episode 313’s title, “March 8, 1983,” refers to the date of President Reagan’s famous “Evil Empire” speech. By blasting communism as a “sad, bizarre chapter in human history,” Reagan further inflamed tensions between the U.S. and U.S.S.R.

Tensions also mount for Soviet spy Philip Jennings (Matthew Rhys) as his gut-wrenching missions exact a toll. His latest assignment involves murdering an innocent young man and making it appear he committed suicide after installing a listening device at the FBI.

That trickery takes the heat off Philip’s other wife, secretary Martha Hanson (Alison Wright), who actually planted the bug.

To lessen his angst, Philip attends a New Age seminar and is surprised to see Sandra Beeman (Susan Misner), Stan’s estranged spouse. She opens up about having relationship issues with new boyfriend...

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'Survivor' recap, 'Bring the Popcorn'

It's Day 25 at Merica (sigh), and Rodney's got a plan to get rid of Mike before he thinks about getting rid of Rodney. Mike is listening to the whole thing. Guess that plan backfired.

I guess it's kind of the Reward Challenge, because it's time for the Survivor Auction. Everybody has $500 to spend, there’s no sharing an item, and the auction will end without warning.

The first item is covered, but that doesn't stop Will from spending $100 for it, and it looks like a clue...but instead he is ejected from the auction. Everyone feels bad for him, but they forget that when the first item they see is chicken and waffles. Shirin buys it for $300. After 25 days I probably would too.

Carolyn, Mike and Dan are planning on waiting for an advantage and aren't planning on buying any food. Jenn, Sierra and Rodney feel differently, and they all spend money on food. Jenn's item is I think a giant drink with lots of umbrellas, but I couldn't tell for sure. Sierra gets souvlaki or satay or some other kind...

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'The Voice' recap: Meet your great Top 8

After Monday’s especially strong Top 10 performances, “The Voice” results on Tuesday’s show was sure to bring some sad goodbyes. There was no joy in seeing Rob Taylor, of Team Christina Aguilera, and Deanna Johnson, of Team Adam Levine, leave our midst. But alas, their time had come.

Tuesday night’s results show also brought Reba McEntire, who had served as a recent celebrity advisor to the contestants, singing her song “Going Out Like That” (an appropriate title for the occasion) and Pharrell Williams and Levine each performing alongside their teams.

Bit by bit, Carson Daly revealed which seven singers America had saved, eventually leaving behind only three — Taylor, Johnson and Joshua Davis, also on Levine’s team.

That meant Levine would lose at least one team member. And since he had only two left, if he lost both, he would be out of the race completely. Johnson, who had been rescued from the bottom three and had struggled with nerves throughout the competition, seemed especially vulnerable....

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'iZombie' recap: Mmmmm, rotten brains in 'Virtual Reality Bites'

Who would’ve ever thought that an episode of “iZombie” about a bloated, decomposing corpse and the rotted brains therein could be so darn delightful?

No one!

But it’s true. “Virtual Reality Bites,” despite the super gross, retchingly pungent dead guy, might be the lightest and brightest hour of the series yet. While it certainly isn’t without its grittier moments -- Blaine! -- it gives us Liv Moore (Rose McIver) as an object of zombie affection and an agoraphobic junk food-pounding videogamer. Charming!

Blaine DeBeers (David Anders), noticeably absent last week, is back with a vengeance, literally, elevating every scene he appears in and ultimately the entire hour. Keep it coming, oh villainous one.

Major (Robert Buckley) proves that Liv isn’t the only person with investigative instincts, tracking down the so-called Candy Man responsible for a spate of street kid disappearances.

Will this blow holes in my theory about Liv revealing her undead secret imminently to Det. Clive Babineaux (Malcolm...

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