Four years ago, when Alynda Wheat heard about her new job as writer of EW’s What to Watch column, she had a simple reaction: ”Are you nuts? Who the heck wants to follow Dalton Ross?” But with her self-deprecating, caustic wit, Alynda gained a loyal legion of followers, prompting her successor, Jessica Shaw, to this reaction: ”Well, of course, I’m cowering under my desk.” Actually, Jessica has written a wonderful first effort, which you can read on page 62.
The television landscape has changed enormously since Alynda first took on WTW, and we’ve changed with it. The result can be summed up in one word: more. Between this magazine and our website, EW.com, ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY has become the preeminent destination for news, previews, and recaps on your favorite series. Alynda joins our first-rate L.A. reporting staff, led by Lynette Rice, who regularly scoops the competition on EW.com’s Hollywood Insider blog. Dalton edits our TV coverage with Kristen Baldwin, while Josh Wolk edits the reviews written by critics extraordinaire Gillian Flynn and Ken Tucker. Our devoted staff writes nightly recaps of your favorite shows on EW.com, and you can log on to tvfan.ew.com to discuss the latest eps with other passionate TV viewers around the country. The result is clear: Every day and every week, we deliver the best, most complete TV coverage you can find anywhere.
Only now we’re getting even better, because Michael Ausiello — who’s had a truly amazing run breaking casting news and upcoming plot points from major shows like Lost, CSI, Bones, and The Office — is leaving TV Guide to join ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY as of July 2. Online at EW.com, in true multimedia fashion — with a videocast, a column, and a forum for reader queries — Ausiello will bring you spoilers galore, regular scoops on who’s getting cast where, and what shows are headed up or down. And in every issue of the magazine, he’ll keep you updated on what to expect from your favorite shows, so you’ll always know when to tune in — and, sometimes, when to tune out. Our goal here is simple: help you make the most of every minute of your viewing experience by spotlighting the best performances on TV. With this amazing gang of reporters, writers, and editors, we promise to deliver every single day.
Rick Tetzeli Managing Editor