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Fall TV Special: Back to Work

As summer winds down, the stars of our favorite TV shows are clocking in for a new season; EW was there to capture the action

Location: Austin; Date: July 12, 2013
While the cast of NBC’s hit when-the-lights-went-out drama was excited to get back on the set to film season 2, there was one thing they weren’t looking forward to: the triple-digit temperatures on their new location in Texas. ”It’s just a big old lovefest down here, but it is hard work, as you might imagine, when you’re in 104-, 105-degree heat — especially since most of our stuff is shot outdoors,” says Billy Burke, who plays rebel leader Miles Matheson. Other than thirst, the most looming on-set hazard? Clumsiness. Burke and his costars — including Tracy Spiridakos, who plays Miles’ spirited niece/fellow rebel Charlie — have to constantly worry about getting injured, though not how you might imagine. ”It’s a very physical show,” explains Burke. ”And there’s no way to do fight scenes without actually doing them. But you never get hurt doing the big stuff. It’s always doing something stupid — like tripping on your shoelaces.” —Ray Rahman

Location: Los Angeles; Date: July 31, 2013
Several episodes into the ninth season of Bones, the walls in star Emily Deschanel’s trailer are still bare. But if tradition holds, they won’t stay that way for long. Every year, Deschanel says, she likes to create a collage of memories from the season — everything from show props to botched autographs. (She once kept one in which she wrote ”Thanks for asking” instead of ”Thanks for watching.”) Another secret from the set? Deschanel and the cast, including costar David Boreanaz, have been known to break out into song — Deschanel claims they know the soundtrack to Annie in its entirety: ”We’re just kind of goofy actors and silly people.” —Sandra Gonzalez

Grey’s Anatomy
Location: Los Angeles; Date: July 23, 2013
Patrick Dempsey is spending more time with infants than interns these days. After longtime couple Derek (Dempsey) and Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) welcomed a baby boy in the May finale, this season finds Dempsey sharing lots of screen time with his littlest costars. ”I have a baby in my hands all the time now, or I’m carrying a toddler,” he says, referring to the onscreen couple’s two children. True, a lot has changed for the McDreamy doc in the past nine seasons, but Dempsey says he’s lucky to have shared the ride with Pompeo, whom he counts as a good friend. ”It’s like we’re a married couple at this point,” he jokes. But with Sandra Oh finishing her run on the show this season and his future with Grey’s still ”up in the air,” Dempsey says the upcoming year ”is a complete celebration. I think there’s just a real great feeling with everyone…. We want to enjoy it as much as we can.” —Sandra Gonzalez