Blind Item: Which Show Will Be Seeing Double?

The fans of a certain primetime actor will double their pleasure by season’s end, when their favorite star pops up in a dual role.

Is this a case of an “evil twin” (viva Grant Putnam!), an unexplained doppelganger (remember Peter Brady and Arthur Owens?), or the increasingly trendy alt-universe counterpart? I’m not at liberty to say, because the reveal is meant to be quite the finale-time showstopper. (And trust me, it will be.)

I can only part with this one hint: The show in question is a drama. Also, I’m personally curious to see the performer in question share his/her take on this “double take.”

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Does this “double blind” item leave you sufficiently twin piqued? Share your guesses about whose workload could be increasing in the comments section below!



Comments (157)

  • This feels like something Grey’s Anatomy would do.

    Comment by Mercedes – March 7, 2011 11:58 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I was thinking the same, especially because it’s a finale showstopper. Grey’s is getting pretty good at this!

      Comment by Mary – March 7, 2011 12:26 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Greys. The best part about these blind items is that usually there are textual clues as to which show it is. As he referred to it as a “showstopper”, i can only imagine that is a reference to the greys musical.

      Comment by JossisGod – March 7, 2011 01:51 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Yes. Surely this must Grey’s. To complicate things a bit – can this be a-kinda-crossover-thingy with Private P?

      Comment by TJ – March 7, 2011 09:06 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • What if Addison began working on both shows, or if Ben came back to Greys AND worked on off the map. Would personally love to see two lots of Cristina. –> How many other shows are out there with a spin-off series that could actually attempt to pull this off?

        Comment by Nick – March 7, 2011 09:24 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • People still watch Grey’s Anatomy?…

      Comment by JohnDoe – March 8, 2011 01:30 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Yes, people still watch Greys. Us and then 10 million other people!

        Comment by Zilly – March 8, 2011 11:59 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • UH yeah.. have you been living under a rock or something?

        Comment by reed – March 17, 2011 12:08 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Guess I’m just not the type for soap-operas. That, and I’m not a chick. Never known a straight dude that watches Grey’s Anatomy.

          Comment by JohnDoe – March 17, 2011 10:47 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
          • You’ve never met my husband

            Comment by Tink – May 13, 2011 09:08 AM PDT  
      • Ya, I can see where your coming from, Just when you watch a couple of episodes and resart following the time line…they show reruns and you lose whats going on. I’ve been forced, more than once, to catch up on the story line, online….shame on ABC

        Comment by James M Joice – March 28, 2011 12:42 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Wasn’t there a spoiler some time back that the NCIS team will be getting their dopplegangers?

    Comment by timotey – March 7, 2011 11:58 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I thought NCIS at first, but does it qualify for a drama? Or would they say cop show.

      Comment by tmb510 – March 7, 2011 12:01 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • NCIS is definitely a drama (there are 2 over-arching categories for fictional TV shows–drama and comedy. Procedurals are a sub-category of drama.) But this would never happen on NCIS. They’re too classy, too careful for an episode like that.

      Comment by Bethany – March 7, 2011 12:17 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • That is patently untrue. I love NCIS, but “classy” is not a word I would use to describe it.

        That being said, they’ve already done two episodes where they met their “dopplegangers” (from other agencies), so I feel like this would be lazy writing.

        THAT being said, I’d love to see Michael Weatherly do it.

        Comment by Jill – March 8, 2011 06:22 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Weatherly has basically already done this. Remember the episode where he was accused of murder and thrown in jail for the day? He played out his cross-examination in the jail cell, as the attorney and the witness.

          Comment by Alicia – March 8, 2011 10:21 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I don’t know, an evil DiNozzo could be awesome

        It won’t be Criminal Minds, cause that would be an eviler twin

        Comment by Charli – March 8, 2011 03:07 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • First thing I thought of was Peter on Fringe.

    Comment by Rob – March 7, 2011 11:59 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I thought Peter too. For a while I’ve been thinking that there’s more to the guy than we’ve been shown. I’ve been wondering if maybe Walternate didn’t switch Peters as well as Olivia’s. Our Walter took a Peter from another universe, who’s to say Walternate hasn’t done the same and made him a secret agent.

      Comment by Denise – March 7, 2011 12:03 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Except that there isn’t an our-universe Peter. He is dead, which is why Walter took alt-Peter from the other side…

        Comment by song4ten – March 7, 2011 12:10 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Yes but there is more than just 2 universes, who’s to say walternates unstabble universe is due to him searching for a peter with no father

          Comment by michael – March 7, 2011 12:31 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
          • The show has been hinting that there are more universes out there, so I’m thinking this might have some merit as well!

            Comment by jinq – March 7, 2011 12:37 PM PDT  
          • So, maybe Walternate has been scouring the multiverse for alt-versions of Peter to find one that can activate the machine only to discover that his son, the one Walter stole, is the only one that can do it?

            I suppose it’s plausible (I’m not particularly fund of the idea, though).

            There’s one thing I don’t get. The machine is millions of years old, meaning that it was built before Peter was born, so why would the First People calibrate it to only work for him?

            @song4ten

            Two words, Zombie Peter (this is Fringe after all).

            Comment by Michael Sacal – March 8, 2011 06:35 AM PDT  
        • Unless there’s a 3rd universe and that Peter shows up…

          Comment by Rich – March 7, 2011 12:31 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • What ? Walternat did a clone of Peter ? or had another son = Peter’s twin brother ?

      Comment by real1 – March 7, 2011 03:18 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • This is hugely stretching and I don’t think it fits the clues quite so well, but if Peter and Olivia’s relationship is looking towards up, wouldn’t it be crazy to see Alt-Universe John Scott, our Olivia’s old boyfriend, made an appearance?
      Bound with little to no evidence to suggest otherwise, but he is one of the few (if not the only) recurring characters who hasn’t shown up in both worlds. I just think that would shake the show in an interesting way.

      Comment by Kate – March 8, 2011 10:48 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • i can’t think of anything that’s not a soap opera my mind is totally blank

    Comment by ruby – March 7, 2011 11:59 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Why must everyone assume that all of these Blind Items are Grey’s Anatomy?

    Comment by Justin – March 7, 2011 12:00 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Agreed. People still watch Grey’s Anatomy?…

      Comment by JohnDoe – March 7, 2011 06:32 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • ITA. It doesn’t even make sense for GA.

      Comment by Trew – March 7, 2011 11:17 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • exactly. Greys is “real” not scifi. This is clearly a show with more possibilitys to do freakishly crazy stuff, say.. Scifi shows.

        Comment by Ss – March 8, 2011 05:06 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • I think those suggesting Grey’s aren’t thinking in terms of sci fi, but soapy drama/insane season finales. Which Grey’s does (the Mark/Callie/Arizona baby, anyone?), which is why so many of us have stopped watching. Fringe sounds like a good choice to me, though.

          Comment by CC – March 8, 2011 03:34 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Oooh is it possible that original Peter on Fringe didn’t really die as a kid? That would be fun.

    Comment by JMJE – March 7, 2011 12:00 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • My first thought is Fringe… but we already know that there’s “doubles” from the Alt Universe.

    But the producers keep teasing fans that we’re in for some unexplained surprises for the remainder of the seasons, so maybe!

    Comment by Jess – March 7, 2011 12:00 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Peter on Fringe … maybe Walternate kidna… Would that be tooo much of an odd story for Fringe?

    Comment by Karen – March 7, 2011 12:00 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • How about our Lincoln Lee? We haven’t seen his equivalent in our world!

      Comment by Butter – March 7, 2011 01:08 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Didn’t they find the Lincoln on this side already? I thought he was the one with the sister and he was a bad guy. They chased him on to a roof. Then Olivia had to talk him down. Something like that.

        Comment by Holly – March 7, 2011 01:51 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • No that was Nick Lane, another of the kids in the Cortexiphan trials. He was “bad” but he was able to learn how to control his abilities and joined the Rescue Peter group in last season’s finale. He disappeared with Sally, another kid from the Cortexiphan trials, while they were being chased in the alternate universe by Lincoln.

          Comment by Oz – March 7, 2011 02:21 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Lincoln is showing up in an episode very soon. Photos have already been released of him in This Universe.

        Comment by xav – March 7, 2011 02:36 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Peter’s machine destroys the alt-universe. But, moments before Bolivia and Walternate, and Lincoln cross over using one of the alt-children.

    Comment by Joe – March 7, 2011 12:01 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’m guessing it’s Peter Bishop from the Third Universe :)

    Comment by Amy – March 7, 2011 12:01 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • That would blow my mind.

      Comment by Steve – March 7, 2011 12:17 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • ‘V’ is the first show that comes to mind. Perhaps Elizabeth Mitchell has a Visitor lurking under her skin?

    Comment by RMH – March 7, 2011 12:03 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Oh, Mitovich, your Vampire Diaries piece was published about a year too late. ;)

    …kidding :) I actually am curious what this one will be.

    Comment by Craig – March 7, 2011 12:03 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’m new to watching Fringe, so I’m not sure if people are really fans of Joshua Jackson as much as they are just fans of this show and this article implies the person who’s doing the dual role has a big fan base.

    Hopefully it’s a show I watch! :D

    Comment by Michael – March 7, 2011 12:05 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • My first thought too Rob was Peter from Fringe. For many reasons, let alone that show doing awesome, crazy things that leave you dying at the end of the season!

    Comment by chris – March 7, 2011 12:06 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’m not going to guess, but just note that I haven’t heard the name “Grant Putnam” in a long, long time.

    Comment by Diane D – March 7, 2011 12:06 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Yes, hurray for the Grant Putnam reference!!

      Comment by Cy – March 7, 2011 12:30 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I know. I loved that too!

        Comment by Babs – March 7, 2011 04:15 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Sounds like Peter (or, I suppose, Nina Sharp–although she’s a mysterious character already) on FRINGE, if they create yet another universe; we already see double with the rest of the cast. Then again, it wouldn’t surprise me if simply interacting with the freakin’ doomsday/creation device spawns an evil Peter twin or something. You never know with that show, and if it’s meant to be a season-ending shock, it certainly sounds Fringian. But perhaps not. As for other shows, I really don’t know.

    Comment by Cass – March 7, 2011 12:06 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Here’s one to ponder…Beckett on Castle….

    Comment by Kathy – March 7, 2011 12:06 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Or better yet, Castle on Castle. A look-a-like as a murderer who captures Beckett at the season end. Maybe he can be the one who ordered the murder of Beckett’s mom? Hmmm.

      Comment by Rick – March 7, 2011 12:25 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I just saw this on a Castle update….
      Castle
      Murder is an everyday occurrence on the set of Temptation Lane, but this time, it’s not an act. Could this mean there won’t be a guest appearance by a previously unknown twin?

      Comment by Terry – March 7, 2011 01:43 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I knew there was a reason I thought it was Castle! I read that tweet earlier today. An evil Castle (or Beckett or really any of the gang) would be awesome.

        Comment by Courtney Hill – March 7, 2011 07:38 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Could be Smallville given the alternate universe storyline.

    Comment by Meredith – March 7, 2011 12:06 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • That’s what I was thinking! Maybe Bizzaro comes back? Or could it be something to do with Lex/Michael Rosenabum?

      Comment by Melissa – March 7, 2011 12:54 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • It’s gotta be NCIS. There was a spoiler a while back saying that they were gonna do a doppleganger-type story and it would play into the finale because the team wouldn’t realize that one of their own wasn’t who they said they were.

    Comment by Jessica – March 7, 2011 12:07 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • We’re definitely going to the yellow universe on Fringe. Enjoy playing the THIRD Peter, Josh!

    Comment by JT – March 7, 2011 12:07 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Peter – Fringe – 3rd universe.

    Comment by Loiter – March 7, 2011 12:07 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • How about “Smallville?” Bizarro Superman, anyone?

    Comment by Gambs – March 7, 2011 12:09 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Sorry, that storyline was done in season 7

      Comment by Cujo – March 7, 2011 12:41 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • it is bizarro some one got to suck the green k out of lana so her and clark can ride of in the sun set and plus a good friend of matt’s over at k site by the name of greg been waiting to spill the beans on kk coming back for a while.greg been droping hints on his tweeter for a while.

      Comment by mattblows – March 8, 2011 12:06 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I feel like it could be Kalinda on the Good Wife. She already has a [SPOILER] secret husband, why not a secret twin sister?

    Comment by FH14 – March 7, 2011 12:10 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • “Fringe” is too obvious, so I’m going to say it’s some other show.

    Comment by Duncan Houst – March 7, 2011 12:10 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Double the shirtlessness of Alex O’Laughlin? Hells yes!
    Hawaii Five-O.

    Comment by Jon – March 7, 2011 12:10 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • That would be too good to be true… *Drool* :D

      Comment by Melanie – March 7, 2011 12:35 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • My guess is William Bell on Fringe. But maybe not because I think I remember Nimoy saying that he was retiring. So maybe Nina Sharp.

    Comment by Alex – March 7, 2011 12:11 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Ah, But Nimoy confirmed that he is coming back to Fringe. But I don’t think they are talking about any of the Fringe cast. Plus, I like the fact there is only one Peter Bishop that we know of.

      Comment by Aimee – March 7, 2011 01:18 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Clark has an evil twin in an alternate universe on Smallville. Tom Welling does an excellent job playing a bad version of his character, so it’s fun to watch. I’d like to see that again.

    Comment by mgb – March 7, 2011 12:13 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • IF it is another Peter on Fringe, it’d definitely have to be a 3rd universe. Because he’s known as missing in the 2nd universe. That wouldn’t be the case if Walternate had somehow managed to steal the original universe’s Peter and somehow cure him.

    Comment by Saracen Riggins – March 7, 2011 12:15 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Leonard Nimoy hinted on twitter a couple of weeks ago that he was headed back to Fringe. Maybe there’s another William Bell?

    Comment by Goldie – March 7, 2011 12:15 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • The alternate Bell died in a car accident, it was revealed either at the end of last season or the beginning of this one

      Comment by Doug – March 7, 2011 01:07 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Maybe I’m reading too much into his pun, but the reference to “twin piqued” makes me think of Psych, which is theoretically planning another Twin Peaksy episode. I don’t watch the show, so I’m not sure if its season is even going on, but maybe this is it.

    Comment by Andie – March 7, 2011 12:17 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • As much as I LOVE Psych (yay Gus!) the show is definitely not considered a drama, so even though your logic makes total sense I’m going to say its not Psych.

      Comment by the girl – March 7, 2011 12:34 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Plus, the Psych season ended a couple of months ago.

        Comment by Liz – March 7, 2011 01:41 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Charlie Sheen as “sane” Charlie.

    Comment by Scott – March 7, 2011 12:17 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Duh! Winning!

      (Somebody had to say it.)

      Comment by DL – March 7, 2011 12:28 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • But in such a case, wouldn’t it be “Deux! Twinning!” ?

        Comment by Matt Webb Mitovich – March 7, 2011 12:38 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Matt, you just made my day.

          Comment by Amber – March 7, 2011 01:41 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I don’t think its a sci-fi show otherwise it wouldn’t be showstopper as that kind of thing happens regularly in that genre.

    Comment by Lou – March 7, 2011 12:19 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’m guessing Jason on True Blood :)

    Or Vampire Diaries…Stefan? Damon? Another Katherine Doppelganger?

    Comment by lefty – March 7, 2011 12:24 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • If you read the TrueBlood books then your theory has a lot of merit…esp since this season has the fairy angle.

      Comment by Anissa – March 7, 2011 01:21 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Patrick Jane has multiple personality disorder, and he’s been Red John the entire time!

    Comment by Matt – March 7, 2011 12:27 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I would love this idea.

      Comment by Rich – March 7, 2011 12:34 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I think this is what it could be too. Simon Baker would be fascinating to watch as some sort of evil twin on The Mentalist.

      Comment by JohnDoe – March 7, 2011 05:10 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • But in the S2 finale, Patrick was restrained to that chair while Red John killed people.

      Anyway, I am a bigger fan of the theory that Red John is a master hypnotist and he hypnotized Jane when he was restrained there, thus the shoulder clasp and the “Roll Tide” and the poem.

      Comment by caitie – March 7, 2011 10:16 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I think the fact that we’ve never heard about Jane’s mother, or possible other siblings makes me think it could possibly be a twin. Red John does tease him with:
        “Tyger, Tyger, burning bright, in the forests of the night…what immortal hand or eye could frame thy FEARFUL SYMMETRY?…”

        Comment by JohnDoe – March 8, 2011 01:34 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Why do I have a feeling that this is Castle…?

    Comment by Elisabeth – March 7, 2011 12:29 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Oh! I know, it’s because Castle on Facebook just posted this message;
    “Murder is an everyday occurrence on the set of Temptation Lane, but this time, it’s not an act. Could this mean there won’t be a guest appearance by a previously unknown twin?”

    Comment by Elisabeth – March 7, 2011 12:30 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I would like to see Alicia from The Good Wife. Then she can be a good wife to Peter, and the dirty mistress to Will lol.

    Comment by sietsx – March 7, 2011 12:31 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • OMG if it is Peter that would be fan-freaking-tabulous!!! Holy crap!

    Comment by paige – March 7, 2011 12:33 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • There’s been a rumor going around that a second Peter will be generated by the Machine on Fringe… who knows…

    Comment by Donna – March 7, 2011 12:41 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Matt, you’ve joined Michael on the dark side!

    Comment by Amanda – March 7, 2011 12:42 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • …and boy is it FUN!

      Comment by Matt Webb Mitovich – March 7, 2011 12:49 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Can you confirm or deny if someone has guessed correctly so far?

        Comment by lefty – March 7, 2011 02:22 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Peter from the first universe. He didn’t really die. Ooooo shocking

    Comment by Jon – March 7, 2011 12:45 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • pretty little liars!

    Comment by tj – March 7, 2011 12:46 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Smallville? Well i hope so it is! Lol

    Comment by yesmin – March 7, 2011 12:51 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Charlie on Two and a Half Men.

    Comment by Dragen – March 7, 2011 12:52 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • hmm i think it talk about wonder woman?

    Comment by yesmin – March 7, 2011 12:53 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • return of bizarro?

    Comment by TJCrinc – March 7, 2011 01:02 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Bwahaha, Matt….an evil smile came over my face as I read the name “Grant Putnam”! I started watching GH because of Grant & Celia….and will never forget the evil grin on his doppelganger’s face as he entered the courtroom with his hair slicked back a la Grant. Classic soap reference!

    Comment by Media Ho – March 7, 2011 01:02 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • We always called him “greasy grant”

      Comment by Bobo_prime – March 7, 2011 08:01 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Just remembered — one was Putnam, the other was Andrews. However, I’m blanking on which was the evil one and which was the formerly brainwashed Grant!

        Comment by Media Ho – March 8, 2011 08:49 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Althought I dont know for certain ; I do strongly believe it has to be someone from either The Vampire Diaries or Fringe. I dont see a cop show or hospital drama or something make a stunt like this.

    Comment by Ingmar – March 7, 2011 01:04 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I would love for this blind to be about the Vampire Diaries, although I seriously doubt it. However I think it would be way cool if there was an doppleganger of Matt. Could you imagine “Evil Matt”….or better yet, I think it would be great if Stefan,or Jeremy had a evil doppleganger.

      Comment by luvprue1 – March 13, 2011 06:21 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Jameson Rook in Castle! The producers of Nikki Heat chose Nathan Fillion to play the character!!! So funny :)

    Comment by Lily – March 7, 2011 01:06 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • YES! that would rule so hard!

      Comment by Mafalda Neto – March 7, 2011 06:04 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Stop me if I’m wrong…but didn’t this already happen…in the season one finale of Haven.

    Comment by Jonah – March 7, 2011 01:15 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • No, news stories tend to concern events that have not yet happened.

      Comment by Matt Webb Mitovich – March 7, 2011 01:55 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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