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Question: Can you give me anything on Puck and Quinn on Glee? —Karen
Ausiello: It appears the Mohawked One has moved on. For one, Mark Salling told us, “It might be a while” before “Quick” fans are thrown any kind of bone. Secondly, I hear Puck’s interest in Lauren (the awesome Ashley Fink) will evolve into a full-blown romance before the season is over. BTW, If Fink isn’t a series regular by this time next season I’ll write a rave review of One Tree Hill. Triple pinky swear.
Question: Is it true that one of the four original Desperate Housewives might be leaving at the end of the season? —Daniela
Ausiello: Negotiations are underway with the core quartet and I have every reason to believe they’ll all be back in the fall. Of course, that’s assuming the show itself returns. DH was the only ABC hit not picked up for next season. And here’s where things get interesting: ABC president Paul Lee hinted that contract talks with the ladies was one of several things holding up the works. Hmm……
Question: We need some 30 Rock scoop, please. —Cindy
Ausiello: Liz Lemon is about to fall for a fanboy. An upcoming episode finds Tina Fey’s lovelorn alter meeting a gorgeous thirtysomething gentleman who just so happens to share her love of Star Wars.
Question: How about some Human Target, Vampire Diaries, or True Blood scoop? —Hayley
Ausiello: Eeny, meeny, miny… True Blood! Remember last season’s legendary head-turning sex scene between Lorena and Bill? Well, the word around Bon Temps is that there’s a sequence in the upcoming fourth season that will have folks buzzing just as (if not more) loudly. The character at the center of said scene? One Jason Stackhouse. Hit the comments with your theories!
Question: How will Alcide and Sookie’s relationship evolve this season — if at all? Will Alcide begin to develop real romantic feelings for her? —Adam
Ausiello: “I think Alcide has already developed real feelings for her,” responds exec producer Alan Ball. “But there are certainly obstacles to overcome for both of them.”
Question: Got any scoop on TV’s most underrated comedy, The Middle? —Dave
Ausiello: Hecks, yeah. In an upcoming episode, titled “Hecks on a Plane,” the family will take a flight on… well, the title kinda says it all, doesn’t it? Anyway, we’ll meet a brusk African-American TSA agent who, as you can imagine, has some trouble getting a coupla Hecks in particular (Frankie… cough… Brick) to play by the rules. (Paging Ugly Betty alum Octavia Spencer!) Then we’ll meet the quintessential flight attendant — one so chipper that you wanna throttle her. (Clearly, this part has go-to guest star Judy Greer’s name written all over it!)
Question: Are Booth and Brennan ever going to be together on Bones? —Heather
Ausiello: Circumstance will throw them together in April when, according to series creator Hart Hanson, the two Bs are “trapped in an elevator together. It’s one of those things where they’re forced together and they have to figure some things out. It’s a pivotal moment.”
Question: Any word on when we’ll be seeing the last of Hannah on Bones? I can’t stand her.—Alex
Ausiello: Interpret this as you like, but Michaela Conlin reveals that an upcoming episode features Brennan and Angela having a heart-to-heart about — you guessed it — Hannah. “We have a big discussion about her,” Conlin reveals. “One word: juicy. It’s a very juicy conversation. Spoiler alert!”
Question: Any spoilers for us on The Big Bang Theory? —Staci
Ausiello: Plans are underway to bring back several of the gang’s family members during the second half of the season. “It is our hope to try and steal Christine Baranski away from The Good Wife for a week [to return as Leonard's mom],” exec producer Chuck Lorre tells TVLine’s Matt Mitovich. “The same goes for Laurie Metcalf [as Sheldon's mother]. We have a lot of love in this regard for having actresses of that stature be a part of the family. And Keith Carradine as Penny’s father, he was amazing.”
Question: When is Cary rejoining the law firm on The Good Wife? I enjoyed the whole “crossing enemy lines” thing at first, but now I’m ready for him to get back to his old job. —Jen
Ausiello: Good things come to those who wait just a little bit longer. Asked if it was only a matter of time before Cary reunites with Alicia and Co., EP Robert King said, “What we liked about this year is it made Matt Czuchry grow into his own. He’s a character who can be antagonist and protagonist, so we’ve been playing around that. To say ‘It’s only a matter of time’ may not be exactly right, but we’ve been flirting with it.”
Question: Any scoop on what’s coming up for Alicia on The Good Wife? Love the new site! —Marissa
Ausiello: Kalinda is going to get pulled into the whole voice mail drama between Alicia and Will whether she likes it or not. I suspect she’s going to like it, since it calls for her to do what she does best: snoop! In other Good news, Gary Cole is set to reprise his role as ballistics expert Kurt McVeigh in this season’s 15th episode, but this time he’s the one on trial. Of course, that doesn’t stop sparks from flying between him and Diane.
Question: Can I please have some scoop on Fringe? —Gary
Ausiello: The Friday-bound thriller will be flashing back to the bad ‘ol days when Walter was conducting experiments on Olivia.
Question: Give me some Fringe spoilers to help get through this frigid (Canadian) winter! —Kyle
Ausiello: Here’s some hot scoop to warm up those frostbitten bits of yours: Bolivia will be back before the end of the season! Also, we’re going to learn a lot more about the Doomsday device and what effect it has on Peter.
Question: Can you give us a big Smallville scoop? —Badr
Ausiello: If what I’m hearing about the show’s final batch of episodes is true, producers are at the very least cautiously optimistic that the very busy Michael Rosenbaum will be back. Kristin Kreuk, meanwhile, will definitely not be back. Sorry Lana fans. (There are Lana fans out there, yes?)
Question: Tell me something about Parenthood I don’t know. —Jopan
Ausiello: Mae Whitman can act, sing and write music! The little ditty the actress performed on tonight’s episode was penned by her as well. Girl has mad skillz!
Question: What about Dan and Blair on Gossip Girl? Are the writers going there? Please tell me they will. —Ana
Ausiello: I already addressed that provocative question last week in my story titled, “Dan and Blair: The Gossip Girl Writers are Going There.” At least I think it was called that. In any case, here’s a little scoopbit that wasn’t in that post. I have it on semi-good authority that there will be a ***s.
Question: What is happening with Callie and Arizona on Grey’s Anatomy? Please tell me they aren’t really over. —Brenda
Ausiello: The good news: Mitovich cornered boss lady Shonda Rhimes at the Television Critics Assoc. Press Tour earlier this week and requested a Calzona status report. “I’ve always said that Callie and Arizona are MFEO — Made for Each Other,” she replied. “And that still holds true.” And now for the bad news: “They are going to go through hell before they get to any sort of [semblance] of a happy ending,” she cryptically added. “If they were just happy, I don’t know who would be watching.” And with that, let the pregnancy speculation continue!
Question: Do you have any news about Mark/Lexie on Grey’s Anatomy? I’m dying! —Alice
Ausiello: “There will be a new wrench in the works and they will have a new run at happiness,” Rhimes told Mitovich. “I don’t want to say which one comes first.”
Question: Any plans for Autumn Reeser to return to Entourage before it ends? She was the perfect foil for Jeremy Piven’s Ari. —Jacob
Ausiello: Assuming she can make it work with her No Ordinary Family sked, Reeser’s game. “I would love to go back,” she tells TVLine’s West Coast Editor Megan Masters. “It’s the last season and I think there’s more story to be told there between Lizzie and Ari, but we’ll just have to see what they end up doing. They have a lot of pressure on them to wrap everything up, but if they contact me I would be happy [to go back].”
Question: I for one love the Torchwood storyline involving the entire human race becoming immortal. Tell me more! —Missy
Ausiello: Al I’ll say is that Captain Jack’s own immortality will figure into the plot in a big way.