Exclusive

Ask Ausiello: Spoilers on Grey's Anatomy, Glee, Smallville, Fringe and More!

Got a scoop request? An anonymous tip you’re dying to share? Just want to say hi? Send any/all of the above to askausiello@tvline.com

Question: I am loving Lexie and Avery on Grey’s Anatomy. Any chance Lexie will stick with him (the hot, age-appropriate doc) over Mark (the guy old enough to be her dad)? —Shari
Ausiello:
I can tell you that there’s a bit of a time jump in the early part of May sweeps, and when the action picks up, they’re still an item. In the meantime, we’ll find out in next week’s musical episode how Mark feels about his ex playing doctor with McPrettyEyes. “Callie mentions that he is devastated by it,” reveals Chyler Leigh. “We don’t really see much interaction between Mark and Lexie in the next couple of episodes. I’m sure it will come to a head [the next time] they’re in the same room together for more than a few minutes.”

Question: I’m enjoying the April-Stark dynamic on Grey’s. Anything coming up? —Katie
Ausiello:
According to April’s portrayer, Sarah Drew, the “April-Stark [Peter MacNicol] situation takes some fun, interesting twists and turns… In an [upcoming] episode, you see her stand up for herself in a pretty awesome way. It’s cool to see [April] come into her own and not be such a nervous Nellie about everything.”

Question: Some Nikita season finale scoop? —Valierie
Ausiello:
Keep your eye on Amanda.

Question: Thank you for the awesome Big Love post mortem with the show’s producers. I’m still in denial that it’s over. —Rebecca
Ausiello:
It was beyond cruel of the TV Gods to snatch Friday Night Lights and Big Love from us in the same two-month period. There’s only so much loss one person can take, you know? Speaking of the Big finish, exec producer Mark Olsen tells me that Bill Paxton made an urgent request during production of the finale. “He wanted to be really sure that he was not featured heavily as that ghost/spirit/apparition in the epilogue,” notes Olsen. “He was like, ‘It’s not about [Bill].'”

Question: Any scoop on the next six episodes of Glee? —Emma
Ausiello:
Look for a VERY unlikely “romantic” pairing to take shape as the show’s second season enters the homestretch. And you know that when I do “very” in all caps like that, I mean business.

Question: Will Glee end its season with a cliffhanger? —Todd
Ausiello:
That’s negatory. I’m not saying the show won’t leave you with some questions to ponder over the long, hot summer. But the episode doesn’t end with an OMGWTF-type mind twister.

Question: What leads Kurt to return to McKinley High on Glee? —Erin
Ausiello:
With the Warblers’ competitive season kaput, New Directions eyes an opportunity to get their old soprano back. But there’s a twist, and it involves a power play from an unexpected source within the NDs.

Question: After the horror that was Paget Brewster’s last episode, I need some Criminal Minds scoop to cheer me up again. —Harriet
Ausiello:
The team feels your pain — so much so that they attend grief counseling next month.

Question: I need some White Collar scoop to tide me over until the show returns this summer. —Melodie
Ausiello:
The upcoming third season will pull the curtain back on Diana’s (Marsha Thomason) personal life and introduce her quick-witted and sophisticated doctor girlfriend, Christie. Casting is underway, so now’s the time to hit the comments section with your suggestions. Think actresses in their 30s who can convey a wild child/sexy/smart/lesbian vibe — all at the same time.

Question: I hear Luc and Sarah will finally tie the knot in the Brothers & Sisters season finale. Is anyone coming back for the wedding? Will Balthazar Getty return? —Delmonico
Ausiello:
Getty’s Tommy will put in an appearance at the nuptials, but, as far as notable “alums” go, that’s about it.

Question: Getting real tired of the lack Smallville scoop coming out of TVLine these days. Can you at least confirm that Laura Vandervoort’s return will take place in Episode 20, “Prophecy”? —Stickerballpro
Ausiello
: You watch your tone, Mr. Stick. Ask Ausiello is a privilege, not a right. As such, it can be taken away at any moment. The fact is, Smallville is in full-tilt lockdown mode as the finale approaches. Spoilers are very hard to come by. Vandervoort confirmed as part of Matt Mitovich’s V finale post mortem that Supergirl is back in Episode 20, while I procured this little tidbit: All of her scenes are with one character.

Question: Any Raising Hope scoop? —Adam
Ausiello:
Jimmy will undergo sleep training to rid his mind of a recurring nightmare. “He has this ongoing thing about a dog-head creature that he’s terrified of,” explains series creator Greg Garcia. “He has to kind of come to terms with that.”

Question: House and his new “wife” are going to break up soon, right?! —Cris
Ausiello:
Wrong. I’m pretty sure they’re together for the rest of the season. In fact, there’s talk the actress playing Mrs. House — Karolina Wydra — might be back next season.

Question: There’s a rumor going around that Wilson will die in the season finale of House. Say it ain’t so, Ausiello! —Cherie
Ausiello:
It ain’t so. There are no major deaths coming up on House. This season.

Question: What’s the latest on the new season of Torchwood? —Beth
Ausiello:
The latest is right here — and it’s awesome.

Question: Is Jack Bass still set to return to Gossip Girl before the season ends? —Lisa
Ausiello:
Yes. I can exclusively confirm that Chuck’s slimball unc will return during this season’s final four. Word around the UES is that he’ll get caught up in the Russell Thorpe saga in a surprising way.

Question: Two weeks in a row with Fringe scoop. Keep the streak alive! —Jeff
Ausiello:
OK, we’re now three-for-three, because I happen to have found out the titles of this season’s last two episodes, and at least one of them sounds VERY ominous. (And you know when I do “very” in all caps like that, I mean business.) Let’s start with the penultimate episode (3.21), which is called “The Last Sam Weiss.” I previously reported that Kevin Corrigan would be back as Olivia’s bowling alley counselor/confidant, but what’s intrigued me now is that “last” bit. Before you hit the comments with your theories, grab a seat, take a hit of oxygen, and behold the title of the season finale: “The Day We Died.” Go ahead. Take a moment to process that. [Beat] Moment’s up. It sure sounds to me like we’ll be down one universe if when Fringe returns in the fall, right?

Question: This Blind Item is driving me nuts. One hint? Please? —Allie
Ausiello:
ABC.

Question: Got any scoop on Supernatural? —Kim
Ausiello:
Series creator Eric Kripke warns that the season is “building to a left hook that I don’t think [fans will] see coming. We will bring all of this mythology to a head. We bring purgatory to a head. We bring the war in Heaven to a head. We bring the mother of all monsters — the wall in Sam’s head — to a head. All of it does come together, but I think in a way that’s really unexpected and surprising and really great.” Speaking of that ticking time bomb in Sam’s noggin, how does Kripke (who penned the finale) plan to resolve that? “You don’t want to blow it off,” he says with a laugh. “You don’t want him to be a drooling vegetable on the floor either because that’s not super-exciting to watch last I checked. But I think it’ll be good. I think it’ll be really powerful and emotional. Hopefully, the fans will enjoy it.”

Question: Are there any Desperate Housewives-related items on your May Sweeps Scorecard? —Mindy
Ausiello:
Yes. Sixth category from the top. One of those three spots is reserved for a DH duo.

Question: Vampire Diaries fan here. Please put my mind at ease during the hiatus and tell me that Tyler will be back. —Jo from The UK
Ausiello:
Tyler will be back.

Question: A scoop on NCIS, please? —Sara
Ausiello:
I hear Ziva’s new BF Ray — played by Without a Trace‘s Enrique Murciano — is connected to the big serial killer case, which kicks off on April 5 and continues through the rest of the season.

That’s a wrap! Please send questions, comments, and anonymous tips to askausiello@tvline.com. Also, you can keep track of my scoops on Twitter via @MichaelAusiello. Thanks for playing! (Additional reporting by Vlada Gelman)

Comments are monitored, so don’t go off topic, don’t frakkin’ curse and don’t bore us with how much your coworker’s sister-in-law makes per hour. Talk smart about TV!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

245 Comments
  1. JEN says:

    Hey
    Could one of the returns be Criminal minds< emily prentiss!!! they left it open for hEr to return? and ausiello said there would be two returns! sO lex on smallville and Emily on CM

  2. berenice says:

    They do not understand that they are finishing with the show, 7 years, 7 years, all this time preparing the prominent figures, in order that in 1, 2 chapters they ruin and bring it a bony model for Russian useless wife of House??? This cannot continue please straighten the way, do not put to Lisa as silly, she has an intelligent personage, is not a stupid..
    please, feel respet for Lisa Edelstein¡¡¡¡

  3. drew says:

    The Nikita scoop was so vague! More please?

  4. maia says:

    I’m not huddy, hilson, hameron…. but I have to admit something is wrong with House lately.
    Everybody complaint about Taub’s arc.. but I honestly find it more interesting than any other caracther arc during the last two seasons.
    This show must end asap. There is no need to continue torturing us with this bad writing

  5. yeppers says:

    House is a mess, but it has been that way for a while. Cuddy and the Huddy storyline was awful to beginning in season 5, however the two episodes after they broke up were just as awful. I really hope that they can salvage this show, without anymore lame romance (or fauxromance in the case of new Mrs House). The writers used to be able to write episodes and past seasons remembering that House was a procedural character driven drama and not some lame-duck romance stolen from some badly written harlequin bodice ripper. I so hope they really do mean this is the end of Huddy, and actually follow up on many other more interesting non romance story-lines soon. I also hope they can do a better job with the writing for the women on House. Cuddy used to be interesting when she had more going on than who she is boinking, she actually had some merit before the Huddy crap took the show and her character over. I also hope they invite Cameron/Jennifer Morrison back to the show for a couple of episodes because her final episode was ridiculous. (Also before bitter Hameron comments come in not a shipper!!) I just really wish they could have given her a proper send off without totally making her out of character and mysogynic. Hopefully the writers will realize that women are valid characters without having to always resort to tripe romance situations.

  6. Mechtelde Von Dribel says:

    I’m guessing the glee club teacher and the masculine coach Beeste. I would love to see that. Like getting your braces tightened…hurts so bad, but definitely improves things.

  7. Bo says:

    What about Bridget Reagan for the White Collar role?

  8. TayMads says:

    The blind item now that I know it is ABC I am pretty sure that it will be Christina from Grey’s Anatomy that is pregnant. I can’t think of another drama that it would be unexpected. Unless Beckett on Castle got pregnant or someone on Off the Map or Private Practice got pregnant. Just a suggestion.

  9. Kathryn says:

    Blind Item: ABC – Kitty & Seth (Ryan Devlin). I read somewhere he’ll be back next season.

  10. Layla says:

    I’m hating and loving Grey’s Anatomy at the same time. There’s all these storylines but all I care about is Lexie and who the hell she’s going to end up with. Don’t get me wrong, i’ve been a fan since day one of the show and Mark and Lexie were just so effing unbelievably perfect for one another but real talk. How long has he (albeit, nonintentionally) hurt the girl? It’s fair that she gets her own dose of flings here and there too, Alex and now Jackson being prime examples… and strangely, Lexie and Jackson are undeniable too hot to handle and I can’t decide anymore if I like them to be endgame or not. But nevertheless, I hope Shonda Rhimes handles the storyline well. Because this whole ‘which hottie should Lexie end up with’ triangle is keeping me tuned and excited for the next.

  11. Vz85 says:

    Is sam of Glee gay?

  12. Lo says:

    whats the blind item this week?

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 3,016 other followers