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Question: The only spoiler I’m interested in right now is: When will your website be up!?! —Hatts
Ausiello: The wait is over. All together now, “Bus driver, MOVE. THAT. BUS.” TVLine.com is live!
Question: What’s in the Hatch? —Susan
Ausiello: Really? It’s the first Ask Ausiello back after my two-month hibernation, er, career transition, and instead of asking a legitimate question you decide to test out some new standup material?! What an Aushole.
Question: How about some Chuck scoop to celebrate your first Ask Ausiello at TVLine.com? —Hillary
Ausiello: Works for me. Mark your calendars for Jan. 17. That’s the date Jeffster makes its triumphant return. But that’s old news. Here’s some new news: They’ll be performing a cover of Whitesnake’s “Is This Love.” In other Chuck news, Lou Diamond Phillips has been cast as the V.O.W. (Villain of The Week) in 4.15, “Chuck vs. The Cat Squad.”
Question: There’s speculation that Callie is pregnant on Grey’s Anatomy. What say you? —Jar Ring
Ausiello: I say no comment.
Question: Can we please have a Grey’s Anatomy spoiler about Mer/Der? What’s going on with McBaby? —Debra
Ausiello: The prospect of a McBaby is a major topic of conversation in the Jan. 13 episode. (Hint: They want one. They really, really want one.)
Question: Do you wanna talk about the proposal coming up on Bones later this season? I’m a little bit (read: extremely) nervous about it. —Amanda
Ausiello: I do want to talk about the proposal, mostly just to set the record straight. There is not — I repeat not — one proposal coming up on Bones later this season. There are two, both of which my source says will “shake things up substantially.” The identity of one of the couples is pretty obvious. But the other? Not so much. Speculate away in the comments section!
Question: Heart-crushed that Booth shot down Brennan in the December 9 episode of Bones. I need something to make my heart full again. I need some positive Booth/Brennan scoop! Go! —Shay
Ausiello: They’re going to be spending Valentine’s Day together. Alone.
Question: Any new news on the new season of Torchwood? —Jackie
Ausiello: Captain Jack & Co. will be setting up shop in Los Angeles for part of the season, but the question you should be asking yourself is where in La-La Land will their operations be based? Will they be at…
A) The Beverly Hills Hotel
B) The Courtyard Marriot in Century City
C) Some random Motel 6 in the Valley
D) Bruce Willis’ Malibu compound.
The answer has been Waldo’d somewhere below.
Question: Congrats on the new site! As a late Christmas gift, I’m going to need all the info you have on the Glee Super Bowl episode, ASAP. —Stacy
Ausiello: Would you believe me if I told you that the original draft of the post-’Supe script did not include Kurt or his crush Blaine? Well, believe it. Luckily, Ryan Murphy shoehorned the pair into the high-profile episode at the 11th hour — much to the relief of one Chris Colfer. “It definitely made me a little nervous that they were having a huge episode without my character, to be sure,” Colfer confesses. “But they did squeeze us in. We’re in it for, like, a minute, but it’s a very happy minute.” The Golden Globe nominee goes on to admit that life on the Glee set has been a little “odd” since his character left McKinley High for the far more inclusive Dalton Academy. “It feels like I’m on a different show,” he says. “It’s kind of lonely to be honest, because I don’t have Amber [Riley] there with me. It’s weird. I feel like I’m a guest star.”
Question: I can’t tell how glad I am that you are back. I am going through Glee withdrawal. Do you have any scoop for us? —Bethany
Ausiello: POTENTIAL NEW COUPLE ALERT: Rumor has it the show’s Valentine’s episode will feature a flashback to Puck (Mark Saling) and Lauren’s (Ashley Fink) infamous seven minutes in heaven. And as he previously raved, it most definitely rocked his world.
Question: Glee seems to have paired up everyone except Mercedes. Is she ever going to get a boyfriend? —M.K.M
Ausiello: Not in the near future. In fact, there’s a scene in Valentine’s episode where Mercedes gives Rachel a big speech about the advantages of being single. Apparently, while all of her peers were knee-deep in romance drama, Mercedes was focusing on herself. (Funny story: That’s what I told my friends in high school too. OK, sad story.)
Question: Will Finn and Rachel get back together in Glee‘s V-Day episode? —Amanda
Ausiello: Um, no. Finn actually has his eye on someone else. I’ve said too much!
Question: What’s coming up necks on Vampire Diaries? —Krista
Ausiello: Necks. Funny. The long-awaited Bonnie-Jeremy smooch will finally be sealed in February/March. Right around the same time, Elena decides that the only way to save her family and friends is to sacrifice herself to Klaus (role still being cast).
Question: Can you tell us something about how Tyler and Caroline’s relationship is going to develop on The Vampire Diaries? —Nuria
Ausiello: It’s going to develop into a (wait for it… ) triangle. And the third wheel’s name?! (Drumroll… ) Matt!
THIS JUST IN: The answer to the Torchwood multiple-choice quiz is D) Bruce Willis’ Malibu compound. Congratulations to all the winners! Thanks for playing!
Question: A while back you hinted that there would be two breakups this season on House. Were Wilson/Sam one of them? And, if so, can you ID Couple No. 2? —Jacob
Ausiello: Yes, Wilson/Sam were one of the two. I’m not going to spoil the other relationship that’s about to crater, but I will say this: I actually teased that there would be at least two breakups this season. The key words being at and least.
Question: When does Olivia Wilde return to House? —Joel
Ausiello: I believe her first episode back is 7.18.
Question: Smallville producers have hinted that Chloe’s return will be awesome/badass. Care to elaborate? —Mercy
Ausiello: Here’s your one and only hint: The Matrix. In related news, look for a big Chlollie moment at the end of the Feb. 18 episode. And I do mean big.
Question: You’re back! Huzzah! I need some Fringe scoop please. I’ll take anything. —Hayley
Ausiello: My “Over There” mole tells me that an upcoming episode will flash back to 1985 to show the consequences of Walter’s kidnapping of Peter from the alt-universe.
Question: Castle? Please, please, please? My birthday is this week, and I’m a totally loyal fan since TV Guide (just ask Matt), so please give me some really juicy Castle scoop? —Gina
Ausiello: Spoke to Matt. He says he wouldn’t know you if he tripped over you at Subway. But that’s neither here nor there. A Castle scoop you want, a Castle scoop you get: A Castle-Beckett smooch won’t be the only plot twist in the show’s Jan. 24 episode. The ep will also feature some significant movement in Beckett’s quest to find her mother’s killer. Oh, and regarding the Big Kiss, let’s just say there’s a lot more to the story.
Question: Any new stuff on Supernatural? —Christy
Ausiello: As you may or may not have heard, a late winter episode will obliterate the fourth wall by transporting Sam and Dean to an alt-uni where they are actors named Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki starring in a cult TV show called Supernatural. Wait, it gets wink-winkier: In this other dimension, Sam/Jared has a wife — and it’s none other than Padalecki’s real-life bride (and former ‘Supe costar) Genevieve Cortese!
Question: Any decision on the new lead for Spartacus: Blood and Sand? —Charles
Ausiello: Not yet. Aussie actor Liam McIntyre was firmly in the running as of a few weeks ago, but ultimately producers decided that he wasn’t their guy. So it’s back to the drawing board. THIS JUST IN: A little birdie tells me that McIntyre may be back in the running!
Question: So excited about the launch of your new site! I, too, am obsessed with The Good Wife. Any scoop for us? —Andrew
Ausiello: This season’s breakout prop — Kalinda’s bat — will make a triumphant return later this season, only this time she’ll be assaulting a (literally) softer target: Blake himself! Coincidentally, the attack comes at a time when Scott Porter‘s future on the show is very much in doubt. “We’ve been discussing [bringing Scott on full-time] from the beginning and the decision has to be made quickly,” exec producer Robert King told TVLine’s Matt Mitovich. “There are so many other things Scott is doing, I don’t know if that is likely. But we have a very good Plan B if it’s unlikely.”
Question: I cannot wait for Parks and Recreation to return! Any scoop on my favorite parks department? —Carter
Ausiello: Andy is going to go to great (read: grotesque) lengths to prevent April from moving far away from Pawnee; a dark secret about Ben’s political past comes to light; and we finally learn where Tom buys his hipster threads (hint B***** B******* B***.)
Question: What’s ahead for Serena and her former professor on Gossip Girl? Their last scene was pretty great. —Ana
Ausiello: First they have to get past the little matter of you, know, her mother basically destroying his life. “The biggest obstacle for them will be can Ben ever actually get over what Serena’s family put him through,” explains EP Stephanie Savage. “It’s fine to blame Lily, but at a certain point it becomes part of a larger conversation about who these people are and how they conduct themselves. And just the reality of Ben trying to get on his feet and figure out what he’s going to do with his life is pretty challenging now, and how does Serena fit into that equation — if she does at all?”
Question: I need Ask Ausiello back in my life! I also need some Greek spoilers in my life. What amazing things can we expect to see from my favorite Cyprus Rhodes co-eds? —Jon H
Ausiello: Some fresh blood! In the final season’s second episode, we’ll meet Heath’s oft-referred-to-but-never-seen younger sister (played by newcomer Caitlin Thompson). “We’ve referenced her in the past as the underage girl who Beaver hit on,” explains series creator Sean Smith. “Her name’s Heather, but it’s pronounced HEE-ther. She’s ditzy like Heath and becomes a ZBZ pledge as well as President Logan’s lackey pledge.”
Question: First of all, congrats to you and Matt and everyone else involved in this TVLine adventure. Now on to the question. It’s simple: Got any Danny/Lindsay CSI: NY scoops? —Jessi
Ausiello: I’ve got nothing on the DL sitch but I do have this: Hawkes is getting a special ladyfriend! Spartacus beauty Lesley-Ann Brandt has been cast as a potentially recurring love interest for Hill Harper’s lovelorn detective.
Question: Will Crosby and Jasmine get married on Parenthood? —Jane
Ausiello: A month ago I would’ve said yes. But now that I know what’s going to happen between Crosby and Gaby, I’m not so certain.
Question: How many more episodes will Jennifer Morrison be on How I Met Your Mother? —Iveta
Ausiello: You’ll see quite a bit more of Zoey, beginning with the Jan. 24 episode. “Her relationship with Ted continues to get more and more complicated,” teases EP Carter Bays. “There are a lot of twists coming.”
Question: I need a True Blood scoop. Maybe something on Jessica and Hoyt? —Endrick
Ausiello: Rumor has it Season 4 will not be kind to my favorite Blood duo. Actually it’s more fact than rumor since Alan Ball just confirmed for me via email, “The honeymoon’s over.”
Question: Friday Night Lights? I can’t believe the end is near. —Jeff
Ausiello: End? Who says it’s ending? (Mmmm…. Denial.) Before the last touchdown is scored, one character will enlist, another will get engaged, and *** *e*** **** *e**** ***.
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