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Spoiler Room: April 8, 2011

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SPOILER ROOM

A Community Baby!
The newest member of our favorite community-college study group is on its way — and ahead of schedule. Community fans have been eager to learn who fathered Shirley’s (Yvette Nicole Brown) baby, and we’ll finally get a definitive answer in the NBC comedy’s April 28 episode when Shirley goes into early labor. Of course, it’s never that simple.

Precarious circumstances prevent Shirley from reaching a hospital, leaving her at the mercy of the rest of the gang — namely Britta (Gillian Jacobs, left), who, despite trying to take control of the situation, finds herself ”a little over her head,” Jacobs says.

But with Shirley unwilling to let Abed (Danny Pudi) deliver a baby — as he did earlier this season in the background of the hilarious episode ”The Psychology of Letting Go” — Britta, in a heroic moment, has to ”man up.” ”We finally figure it out, in our own Greendale way. It’s not like we suddenly become ER,” Jacobs laughs.

NCIS alums return — for how long?

Mike Franks (Muse Watson) and Trent Kort (David Dayan Fisher) will be rejoining the mix at NCIS to help hunt down the elusive port-to-port killer as the case heats up in the final episodes of this season. But will one of them — or another member of the team — not make it to the end? ”Tracking the P2P killer will prove to be deadly for at least one of the people involved,” exec producer Gary Glasberg warns.

Fringe mysteries solved in the finale?

If Fringe exec producers Jeff Pinkner and Joel H. Wyman’s teases turn out to be true, the three-episode arc (beginning April 22) that closes out this season of Fringe will likely send theorists into a tailspin. ”Pretty much every question anyone had this season will get answered,” Pinkner says. ”If we do our jobs correctly, we’ll make people look at the entire season through a different perspective.”

Jackass stars in talks for Sunny episode

We’re still months away from new episodes of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, but star Glenn Howerton reveals that one script could bring Johnny Knoxville, Bam Margera, and Ryan Dunn of Jackass fame to Philly. ”We’re trying to get them,” he says. ”They’re all friends of ours, too. They wanna do it, it’s just a matter of working it out with their schedules.” Sounds like the ultimate in ”stunt” casting.

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