Fall TV Preview

Matt's Inside Line on Lisa E.'s Good Wife Gig, Criminal Minds, Sons of Anarchy and More

Does Lisa Edelstein’s Good Wife‘s character have a surprising agenda? What will be “different” about the Criminal Minds BAU team? Which SAMCRO biker will face a family crisis? Read on for those answers, plus a flurry of other teases and sound bites from some of TV’s hottest shows and stars.

The Good Wife | The instant that TVLine broke the news about House alum Lisa Edelstein joining CBS’ hot drama, many speculated that her character would drive a wedge between Will and Alicia. We have since reported that Lisa E. will be playing Will’s ex-partner, from his old law firm — and that leads me to suspect that she will figure into the dark “embezzlement” secret from his past, hinted at by that SOB P.I. Blake before he scurried off stage left. Exhibit A: Good Wife boss Robert King assured me the show is “going to build on that” dropped bombshell, even with Blake gone. Exhibit B: Julianna Margulies told me that in Season 3, “Will is dealing with demons, and we’re about to find out why Blake was in his life” years ago in D.C. My theory? With Peter believing that Will was engaged in hanky panky with Alicia even before the Kalinda reveal, he will dig into his rival’s past and sully his Boy Scout badge. As Margulies teased, “I have a feeling that Peter is going to go after the Will Gardner character.” So did I make my case? Might Edelstein’s legal eagle be privy to Will’s transgression? Or is Peter out to make certain that she finds out?

Julianna Margulies on The Good Wife‘s Perfect Marriage of Story and Performance

Criminal Minds | Fans of the CBS crime drama are champing at the bit, waiting to see how “dead” Prentiss is pulled back into the BAU. The good news is that you won’t have to wait beyond the Sept. 21 season premiere to find out. I’ve learned that the producers are playing in “real time,” so four months will have passed when the action picks back up, and that the Prentiss story will be visited upon ASAP in the season opener. Here’s one other curious bit of intel: My source says that “some of the team members will look different” when Minds returns. What, did Shemar Moore pack on 70 lbs. over the summer? Is there a hair color Kirsten Vangsness’ Garcia hasn’t tried yet? Hmmm….

Criminal Minds Welcomes Back Paget Brewster, Bids Farewell to Rachel Nichols

Sons of Anarchy | Dipping into the reader mailbag, Charlie asks: “Do you have any Sons Of Anarchy Season 4 scoop that doesn’t involve Jax, Tara or Gemma? I would like to know some stuff about the other characters, like Chibs, Opie, Clay, Tig or Kozik.” Well, Charlie, how’s 4-for-5? As the new season opens up, 14 months after the events of the finale and with the SAMCRO guys leaving the clink, Opie will struggle with soon-to-be wife Lyla’s porn star profession; Tig will suffer a family crisis (that doesn’t include an animal); Bobby’s role as the moral center of the club will be put to the test; and with his hands becoming more and more pained, Clay is forced to think about his immediate future.

David Hasselhoff to Play Porn Star on FX’s Sons of Anarchy

Fringe | TVLine very recently checked in with John Noble, but perhaps we should have waited — because, still, no one seems to know (or be willing to spill) what the new season will look like, with Peter not existing and all. “All I know is that they will do a reset, and that [the writers] are really excited,” the Walters’ portrayer said. “I know that they have about nine episodes in a sort of package” to kick off the season. Also, Noble suspects that as much as the doppelgangers despise each other — and as tricky as it is to pull off, production-wise — Walter and Walternate will need to work side-by-side in their conjoined worlds. “It doesn’t make sense for them not to, ultimately, but it won’t be easy,” warns the actor.

Eye on Emmy: How Fringe‘s Anna Torv Finds the Reality Amid the Unreal

Screened & Heard | Ausiello this week shared his Top 10 favorite fall pilots (to date), and I’ve been tweeted a lot asking what I’ve been liking. So, in addition to the Fall TV First Impressions preview series I’m authoring, here is my current Top 10 — and mind you, I’ve already screened anything that could possibly land high in the rankings, which I am updating with each viewing.
1. Smash, NBC (midseason)
2. Once Upon a Time, ABC — aka the next show for which I’ll share my First Impression
3. Awake, NBC (midseason)
4. Terra Nova, Fox
5. Ringer, The CW
6. New Girl, Fox
7. 2 Broke Girls, CBS
8. Revenge, ABC
9. Suburgatory, ABC
10. Apartment 23, ABC (midseason)
10. The River, ABC (midseason)

If there’s a show or hot topic you’d like the Inside Line on, email mattmtvguy@gmail.com, and maybe it’ll get some love the next time around! (With reporting by Vlada Gelman)



Comments (101)

  • Thanks for the Lisa Edelstein scoop, Matt!:D

    Comment by jen – July 7, 2011 09:09 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Yeah, thanks. I also kinda suspected she’d factor into the embezzlement plot as well. I don’t think the show will sully Will’s good name too much, so that makes me think any nefarious deeds will be heaped on the ex-partner. After all, WHY exactly is she his EX-partner?? Did the firm go under? Was she skimming money and he found out?? Did he have a hand in it at all or just covered it up? Are they still on “friendly” terms but he’d rather not revisit that part of his life again? Should be interesting!

      Also, so glad CM’s bringing Prentiss back asap! Haven’t watched since “Lauren” and I’ve missed her so much :)

      Comment by Alicia – July 7, 2011 11:54 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • You so rock for the Lisa Edelstein scoop, Matt!

      I was curious about her role there and am so glad it’s in a more professional manner that they knew each other. The Good Wife is such a great show with well-written characters. Even the guest stars are fleshed out and 3-dimensional and interesting. Looking forward to seeing more of the fallout from the reveal about Kalinda and Peter and what Peter will do and what Will will do in response.

      Also, thanks so much for the Prentiss scoop! I was planning on not watching Criminal Minds next season but then they brought Prentiss back and she had such a great storyline at the end of last season I’m very intrigued to see how they bring her back.

      And interesting to see your rankings for the new shows. There are several I’m thinking of trying. :)

      Comment by Shiloh – July 7, 2011 12:51 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Lisa E scoop alwayz the best!! THANK YOU, MATT!!!

        Comment by lipsticksocialism – July 7, 2011 02:10 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Lisa is going to be amazing in The Good Wife. I´m glad she found a job so fast after House.

        Comment by Mia – July 9, 2011 09:47 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Great article. Have you screened the CW’s HART OF DIXIE and NBC’s PRIME SUSPECT? Anxious for advance word on those.

    Comment by JJ – July 7, 2011 09:09 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Thanks for the Sons of Anarchy scoop! Keep it coming!

    Comment by alr – July 7, 2011 09:16 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I think that Garcia or someone will be pregnant…my bet is on Garcia…maybe she’ll be engaged or something too!

    Comment by Katrina – July 7, 2011 09:17 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Just did the rounds of the Twitter accounts, and Matthew Gray Gubler, for one, still looks the same. He shaved off the beard he grew over the hiatus. :)
      I’m guessing Paget Brewster/Prentiss will be one of the cast members who looks different. For one thing, her hair was already shorter (cut in a bob, if I remember correctly) in the Paris scene with JJ at the end of last season, and she obviously wouldn’t want to be recognisable…..

      Comment by RvE – July 7, 2011 09:34 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Like Maria (below) said, that bob was a wig so it doesn’t mean anything. Although, a pic AJ tweeted at the beginning of summer showed Paget with longer hair (pulled back) and no more bangs (or at least long enough to brush to the side). Man I hope she’s grown her bangs out and doesn’t cut them again–she looks infinitely better WITHOUT bangs.

        Comment by Sam – July 7, 2011 12:00 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • AMEN to the bangs comment! Please Paget, for the love of whatever deity you do or don’t believe in, no more bangs! Oh, and I think Hotch will look different.

          Comment by Dav – July 7, 2011 04:37 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Forget Garcia, my bet is Hotch sporting a beard ;-)

      Comment by Maria – July 7, 2011 09:36 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I think we have a winner. Photos tweeted of the table read yesterday showed everyone looking the same EXCEPT Hotch–Thomas Gibson was sporting full facial hair.

        Comment by dee – July 7, 2011 10:36 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • PB/Prentiss shorter hair (the bob cut) was a wig. That said, TG always shows up the first day of work with his hair cut in Hotch’s style and clean shaved. That pic was a flashing red herring! :-)

          Comment by Maria – July 7, 2011 11:00 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
          • Mmm think you are so right….Hotch could be the one that looks different because maybe he gave up his job (because of the budget cuts at the BAU) and has been at home with Jack for these four months so he is wearing a casual look! What do you think? I for one would love to see him again with a t-shirt and jeans like when he was coaching soccer!!!!

            Comment by Ele – July 7, 2011 03:09 PM PDT  
          • It doesn’t matter if it was a wig in that scene or not. Just because her hair wasn’t cut then doesn’t mean it can’t be cut now. Also, it’s been four months so she could have changed her look plenty in that time period. I’m not saying it is her, I’m just saying that it makes the most sense for her to be the one with a different look and the wig doesn’t mean anything.

            Comment by Jeff – July 7, 2011 04:47 PM PDT  
      • Actually, if you read the post it says “team members” – plural. So it could be both of them.

        Comment by JJ Fan – July 7, 2011 04:50 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Thanks! Could you list the shows you have screened that didn’t make your top 10?

    Comment by mark – July 7, 2011 09:19 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I have screened a total of 27 pilots thus far. That’s all I can say.

      Comment by Matt Webb Mitovich – July 7, 2011 09:26 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • that storyline with Lisa Edelstein on The Good Wife sounds so juicy!
    cant wait! thanks for the additional details :)

    Comment by Riley – July 7, 2011 09:22 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • have you seen up all night? is it any good?

    Comment by ana – July 7, 2011 09:26 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Thanks for the Lisa Edelstein info! What can I say, smart people, smart choices. Can’t wait, TGW is shaping to be really amazing this season.

    Comment by M – July 7, 2011 09:29 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Bad choice by TGW’s producers. As a fan of TGW since episode ONE, I’m really unhappy!

      Comment by Frank – July 7, 2011 11:15 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Me too! I’d like to see Betty White in TGW, she’s so sexy.

        Comment by Joan – July 7, 2011 11:57 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • This is the problem you care about beauty an not about talent! We want some talented actress and not just some beauty or sexy actress.

          Comment by Alice – July 7, 2011 12:17 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • You have to stop thinking of her as “Cuddy on The Good Wife”. Expand your mind and imagine an actress with more than one dimension.

        Comment by Bob – July 7, 2011 12:14 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Same here. First she ruined House for me, now my other favorite show :-(

        Comment by Sam – July 7, 2011 11:30 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I agree. Best choice ever. She will add something amazing to this already great show. I can´t wait.

      Comment by Tessa – July 7, 2011 11:54 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Totally agree about it being a great choice for TGW. I was so sad to see House let her go. She was such an asset to the show in so many ways. But I’m happy to see a great show on the rise like TGW quickly pick her up for an arc.

      Comment by Shiloh – July 7, 2011 02:22 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Everyone keeps saying Ringer is good — so why did it end up on the CW?

    Comment by Christine – July 7, 2011 09:44 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • The CW is owned by CBS, FYI. And The CW isn’t exactly a deterrent to quality TV programming, what with Nikita, Supernatural, and The Vampire Diaries currently being broadcast on it.

      Furthermore, Ringer looks awesome. It could be broadcast on Cartoon Network and I’d still watch it if it’s half as good as its previews indicate.

      Comment by Yo – July 7, 2011 01:59 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I totally Agree! will watch Ringer and SMG even if broadcast in the weather channel, that’s how excited I am with this show. ;)

        Comment by tahina – July 7, 2011 03:26 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • HEY MATT, DEXTER SEASON 6 SCOOP PLEASE!

    Comment by Josh – July 7, 2011 09:47 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I am really looking forward to Suburatory. Anything that puts Jeremy Sisto back on TV makes me very happy. Having Alan Tudyk & Cheryl Hines is a plus as well.

    Comment by Deena – July 7, 2011 09:50 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Really looking forward to see Lisa Edelstein in this series. :)
    I’ve never watched “The Good Wife” yet but as long as Mrs. Edelstein will be on this TV show I wont miss an episode of it.
    Thx for the Lisa E scoop :-) Lisa is just great! :)

    Comment by Lia – July 7, 2011 09:53 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Criminal Minds cast members looking different, nice. I hope Thomas keeps the beard to play Hotch and it’s awesome to see Paget without those hideous bangs she had last season.

    Comment by CM – July 7, 2011 09:55 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Matt: Thanks again fo Lisa E’s scoop. Also Im anxiously waiting for some new shows this fall, but specially Ringer and also Terra Nova which incidentally, I didnt see on your list..any reasons for that Matt? :)

    Comment by nitemar – July 7, 2011 09:58 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Wow, thanks for that catch — I saw TERRA NOVA in a theater, so I forgot to add it to my rankings. I’ll slot it in at No. 4.

      Comment by Matt Webb Mitovich – July 7, 2011 10:10 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I am so grateful that John Noble didn’t join The Hobbit in New Zealand and we get another year of Fringe instead. Some of my favorite actors went to New Zealand, including Aiden Turner who broke my heart on Being Human.

    Fringe without John Noble would not be Fringe.

    Comment by Carolyn – July 7, 2011 09:59 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • The same goes for Anna Torv. Both Anna and John have given their priority to Fringe, very happy about that.

      Looks interesting, my guess is that the first 9 of a batch have to do with the bridge at the end of 3.22. The way Olivia urged both Walters to fix it, will be the starting point, probably something from outside will happen that will force them to work together, perhaps set up by the observers? And if Olivia still has her mindpower to control the machine, perhaps some timetravel in search of a certain character as well?

      Filming starts next week.

      Comment by guest – July 8, 2011 07:31 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Thanks for sharing your Top 10 so far. There are many pilots I can’t wait to see and this helps narrow down what I should watch and what I should DVR.

    Comment by Amy – July 7, 2011 10:08 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Thanks for your new-show-Top10 list. I`ve read a lot of good things about “Once upon the time”. I´m really excited to watch it. Not surprising with these writers (Jane Espenson, *grins) and cast: Ginny Goodwin, Jennifer Morrison and Robert Carlyle; I love them all :)
    Hope you are able to catch them for an interview at Comic-Con!!

    I´m looking forward The Ringer too. :)

    Comment by Geraldine – July 7, 2011 10:27 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • wow!! Once upon a time is your n°2
    I can’t wait to watch it. The cast is so talented (the crew too)
    I’m glad Jennifer Morrison plays the lead role. She’s a wonderful actress

    Comment by Tomas – July 7, 2011 10:52 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Lisa will cause troubles to Will and Alicia? KILL HER NOW!!! PLEASE!!!

    Comment by kAIT – July 7, 2011 11:19 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Please tell us that Lisa will stay just for 3 episodes! I can’t imagine she as part of OUR cast! She is not as good as Julianna!!! I would be happy with Laurie but not with Lisa.

    Comment by Alvo – July 7, 2011 11:23 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Why are you comparing the two actresses? Is one exclusive of the other? JM & LE are both very fine actresses.

      As far as LE appearing on “TGW”, I think it is a smart move on the show’s part and for the actress. I’m excited and I think she is going to add a new dimension to the show while she is a guest star.

      Comment by Leticia – July 7, 2011 04:17 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Thanks for the Sons of Anarchy scoop!!

    Comment by NT – July 7, 2011 11:26 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I don’t want Lisa too. I’m happy because it is almost unanimous between TGW fans. Writers, producers: WE DON’T WANT HER! WE DON’T NEED HER!

    Comment by KevinB – July 7, 2011 11:31 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I agree!

      Comment by Gustavo – July 7, 2011 11:55 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Sorry, I am a fan of TGW and I AM REALLY EXCITED. So speak for yourself and learn some English while you are at it. Then the premise that you do watch TGW will be more believable.

      Comment by sick of trolls – July 7, 2011 03:52 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’m really looking forward to Terra Nova and Ringer. Glad to see they’re on your list Matt. :-)

    BTW Matt I’m so glad you are on this website.

    Comment by Renee – July 7, 2011 11:47 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • As long as Dr. Reid’s appearance goes unsullied, I don’t care if the rest of them show up in monkey suits.

    Comment by Magically Suspicious – July 7, 2011 11:58 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • My problem is simple: Lisa has not the same level than Julianna. THE END! I didn’t like this choice!

    Comment by Edgar – July 7, 2011 12:22 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • JM is very talented but she plays her parts kind of cold…
      I really dig Lisa’s ability to use her face so much to display emotions in her acting.
      2 different style that can fit well together.

      Comment by Vic – July 8, 2011 05:57 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Looking forward to watching Lisa Edelstein and Chris Noth in a “scene” on TGW! ;)

    Comment by tahina – July 7, 2011 12:27 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Yes Lisa is just ok, but…..just 3 episodes…. I can handle it. Remember: 3 episodes!

    Comment by Brun – July 7, 2011 12:41 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Thanks Matt – I can’t wait for The Good Wife.

    Comment by Jeri – July 7, 2011 01:00 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I’m thrilled that Lisa Edelstein is going to be on “TGW”. I haven’t watched it on a regular basis but I will make sure I catch everyone of Lisa’s episodes.

      Like Michael J Fox, I think she is going to get a juicy role and will do a great job with it.

      Comment by Karen – July 7, 2011 04:21 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Any thoughts on “Person of Interest”? Did you get to see that one? Also I second the person that said they’re happy you write for this site, Matt. Your posts are always so fun and friendly, and I can tell you are as excited about TV as I am!

    Comment by Sarah – July 7, 2011 01:15 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • You are very welcome. :) As a long time TGW fan, I am very excited to see what she brings to the table. Strong women united!

    Comment by :) – July 7, 2011 01:52 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I want more about Julianna and less about Lisa, PLEASE! She is the star! Julianna is the star!

    Comment by Geany – July 7, 2011 01:52 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I don’t think she has any intention of trying to out do JM and is perfectly aware that she is not the star. She is a bright lady. I am sure if JM had an issue with her, they would not have invited her to begin with. The fact that LE’s going to appear says they are excited to have her on board and that would most likely include JM.

      Comment by Karen – July 7, 2011 04:31 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • You are right. JM has stated in multiple interviews about the level of her involvement in the key decisions. So the move to bring LE on board was not only approved but maybe even initiated by her. No make-believe issues here.

        Comment by @Karen – July 7, 2011 04:45 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Sooooooooooo frigging excited for “Smash”! Do you know whether it has got a distribution deal to air in the the UK yet? I am hoping Ch4, not Sky!! Awake and 2 Broke Girls also look <3

    Comment by Jo – July 7, 2011 01:59 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • LOL I’m not a fan of Jennifer Morrison but whatever

    Comment by Aim – July 7, 2011 02:07 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • What exactly is your point? You don’t have to be her fan, but why bring her up now? Some people are just confusing *shakes head*

      Comment by Um, what?! – July 7, 2011 11:49 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I believe a bunch of nasty comments have been deleted, and that post was just a reply to one of them. No big deal.

        Comment by @um, what – July 8, 2011 12:51 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • What exactly is your point? You don’t have to be her fan, but why bring her up now? Some people are just confusing *shakes head*

      Comment by Um, what?! – July 7, 2011 11:49 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • ATTENTION, FOLKS: The commenting box says, clearly, to “talk smart about TV”, and I see a lot of unfortunate trollish, name-calling behavior. I’m going to delete any comments that I judge to not be directly related to the shows or news above. Live and learn (and grow up).

    Comment by Matt Webb Mitovich – July 7, 2011 02:13 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Have at it Matt. PLEASE. And thank you.

      Comment by Renee – July 7, 2011 03:28 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • People bashing Jennifer Morrison just to bash her are being deleted as well. Is this all because school is out? C’mon people, TVLine commenters are better than this.

        Comment by Matt Webb Mitovich – July 7, 2011 03:34 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Matt, I am sure you can see and compare IPs of a few trolls who started bashing Lisa Edelstein. And you know perfectly well that they are indeed Jennifer Morrison fans, since they’ve been praising her at the same time. If not for them, or rather their actions, TVline would have been a much nicer place. Please do not allow blunt hate and vindictive biased bitterness to invade the comments, and be diligent about it. Thank you in advance!

          Comment by to Matt – July 7, 2011 04:07 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
          • I have no idea about IPs…but what do i know is that i wrote a positive comment about Jen (and yes i like her as an actress) and her new show and i didn`t comment anything negative about LE. That means your argument is invalid and i can`t see how you can assume that these bitter comments are from Jen fans. Sorry!!
            The only vindictive, biased bitterness i can see here on this comment section are from you guys who clearly don`t like Jen or her fans.

            @MattMitovich You are doing here a very lousy job in deleting comments to have control over your blog. You appear here like a hypocrite.

            Comment by geraldine – July 8, 2011 01:13 PM PDT  
          • Geraldine, I am not “assuming” anything. Maybe you should learn a few basic things about networking, so you would understand better what I was talking about. Your post is an example of self-righteous ignorance due to the obvious lack of knowledge. I can’t and won’t speak for everybody, but I used to like Jennifer Morrison, before I stumbled upon a stream of vicious, hateful, derogatory, anti-Semitic comments towards Lisa Edelstein coming from you guys over a fictional storyline, no less. And yes, I am generalizing, because in your post above you’ve addressed us in exactly the same manner. Seems fair, no? So unless you give it a rest, WE will be watching your every step and expose every little twist in your little hating campaign. It’s your choice what to do next.

            Comment by @geraldine – July 8, 2011 05:32 PM PDT  
          • My few basics about networking are that everything that got to do with liking an actor/actress, tv-show and a book are subjective and opinions may vary from liking to non-liking and there is nothing wrong with it. Thus a little fanwank is quite normal, but you and other bring it to another level. You take it personal as if some people are talking about your mother.

            Your quote: “So unless you give it a rest, WE will be watching your every step and expose every little twist in your little hating campaign. It’s your choice what to do next.” i have to ask you: Have you nothing better to do in your life than stalking other people and fandoms on the internet only to find a few uncomfortable comments about Lisa and blame the whole fan-community. You should learn that one wanker doesn`t mirror a fandom.
            You like LE than support her in a peaceful way with love and admiration and not with starting a war against others.

            BTW: I used these words “vindictive, biased bitterness” to quote you because when you are allowed to use the description it seems fair,No?

            Comment by @@geraldine – July 9, 2011 12:23 AM PDT  
          • It’s like talking to a wall. I am telling you that you’ve been caught red-handed with hard evidence, and you are replying that the sky is blue and I take it too personally. Go learn things, seriously. You are calling us “stalkers” because we expose people who have Lisa Edelstein’s name on Google alerts and drop everything to be the first to leave a hateful poisonous message on every frigging board, then go back to their community and proudly boast to each other how they insulted her this time? So how would you call them? “Awesome Jennifer Morrison fans”? Every single disturbance has been initiated by them (we went through a few articles, not just this one), and you are blaming us for starting the war? Well, apparently your ignorance is not limited to just lack of knowledge and propensity for logical fallacies, it runs much deeper. Anyway, everything that needed to be proved, has been proved. You may interpret that according to your cognitive abilities. I won’t be talking to you any longer, at this point it’s borderline child abuse. Thanks for the convo! Enjoy JMo’s new show!

            Comment by @geraldine – July 9, 2011 04:54 AM PDT  
    • Matt, thank you for monitoring the comments. It’s great to visit a site that doesn’t condone mean comments about a show (or each other),or allow viewers to use tv entertainment as a way of demonstrating how immoral and perverse we’ve become as a nation. This is my first time on your site, and I have become a loyal fan.

      Comment by TPM – July 7, 2011 08:15 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Thanks Matt. JMo fans are being really nasty just bc Lisa got this great oportunity. They are pretending to be part of TGW fandom just to stir the pot. Just monitoring the IPs it´s possible to know that all the negative comments against LE here come from just 2/3 people using different nicknames. Thanks again.

      Comment by Tessa – July 8, 2011 12:23 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • ”People bashing Jennifer Morrison just to bash her are being deleted as well. Is this all because school is out? C’mon people, TVLine commenters are better than this.”
        *Comment by Matt Webb Mitovich*
        Thank you

        Comment by Thank you – July 9, 2011 05:11 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • @Tessa ??? you don’t understand Matt Webb Mitovich words, reared please

        There are two comments:

        ATTENTION, FOLKS: The commenting box says, clearly, to “talk smart about TV”, and I see a lot of unfortunate trollish, name-calling behavior. I’m going to delete any comments that I judge to not be directly related to the shows or news above. Live and learn (and grow up).

        Comment by Matt Webb Mitovich

        People bashing Jennifer Morrison just to bash her are being deleted as well. Is this all because school is out? C’mon people, TVLine commenters are better than this.

        Comment by Matt Webb Mitovich

        Comment by Thank you. – July 9, 2011 05:21 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • So far Lisa Edelstein fans were nothing but nice. On the other hand, a handful of people with similar style and grammar are desperately trying to stir the pot. They are obviously pursuing their own agenda (Jennifer Morrison?), let’s just ignore them.

    Comment by :) – July 7, 2011 02:16 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Agreed. I’m too busy being happy about this great new scoop from Matt to feed the trolls or even worry about them. :)

      Comment by Shiloh – July 7, 2011 02:53 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Could you please leave Jennifer Morrison fans out of the game? None of us care what Lisa Edelstein is doing, we are just happy to see Jennifer in her new show this fall. So please, be careful who you are accusing.

      Comment by Sally – July 7, 2011 11:46 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • And of course that´s why you keep posting nasty comments against Lisa in every single post about her (yes, you are the infamous SallyMD from twitter, everybody in the fandom knows you).

        Seriously hamerons. Get over it. House loved Cuddy. He didn´t love Cameron. The fact that it makes you bitter is not gonna change reality. Can you please accept it and move on? JMo has a new show. Enjoy it. Lisa has a new role in a great show. Leave her alone.

        Comment by Tessa – July 8, 2011 12:29 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Sally, we started to mention Jennifer Morrison’s name ONLY after the hating frenzy towards Lisa Edelstein broke out on these very pages. Guess what, IPs of all raging haters and JMo’s faithful proponents have matched in a perfect fashion. Needless to say, we did it with the only purpose to make that group of a few people expose themselves and have nothing against Jennifer Morrison herself. Mission accomplished, now everybody knows the truth. Thank you for cooperation.

        Comment by @Sally – July 8, 2011 12:48 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • As a fan of TGW for so long, I’m disappointed. Business, money and marketing in the first place, I don’t like this.
    I can’t see Lisa in TGW. Hugh Laurie would be ok, but not Lisa.

    Don’t take me wrong, nothing personal, just my opinion.

    Comment by Anna – July 7, 2011 02:24 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Hugh is never going to be on the show so why even make mention of him?

      I think Lisa E is going to do a fine job with her role and she should be given a chance to prove it. Just my opinion.

      Comment by Karen – July 7, 2011 04:29 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Thanks for the Lisa Edelstein update. I am really looking forward to seeing her on “The Good Wife,” one of my favorite programs.

    Comment by Carol – July 7, 2011 02:26 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I hope you land an interview with Lisa Edelstein soon. I am eager to learn more about her new role on The Good Wife.

    Comment by Tippi – July 7, 2011 02:30 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • House/Lisa fan = Confusion.

    FACT!

    Comment by Aloa – July 7, 2011 02:35 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I am rewatching TGW as we speak and can’t help but think how lucky we are to get to witness such incredible female representation on TV. Lisa Edelstein is a strong woman who is not afraid to voice her opinion on many controversial subjects, she will be a great addition to the ladies of TGW on so many levels. Exciting stuff!

    Comment by Just wow – July 7, 2011 04:18 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Amen. I love that LE is not afraid to speak her mind and applaud her for walking away from the table because of the apparently bad offer presented to her by NBC Universal. I am sure it was not an easy decision to make because she always appeared to really love her role on the show.

      Hasn’t Lisa worked with the actor that portrays Will G before? I believe she has. I forsee some great scenes with him, JM & CN.

      This is going to be good.

      Comment by Karen – July 7, 2011 04:39 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • First, thanks Matt for including Criminal Minds scoop. I think this site is the only one that even acknowledges it exists.

    Second, I realize that the short bob hair cut was a wig (and to be honest I don’t even think that was actually Paget in that scene) but that doesn’t mean she won’t have a different look now. Emily did go into hiding and people frequently change their appearance when they do that. (remember Hotch’s wife Haley when she went into witness protection?) It makes sense that Emily would look different. Personally I hope it isn’t her though, I think she looks pretty darn good as is and I’d hate for them to change that or *shudder* give her bangs again.

    Comment by LDSK – July 7, 2011 04:43 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • It was Paget. Everyone on the set said it was her and we could see that it was her from the fingernails the showed and her skinny legs when she got up and waled away. Paget was the one who decided not to show her face in that scene, to leave people wondering, and it worked because there are still people who believe that Emily really died and that Doyle was caught or killed. And I’m with you on the bangs thing. Her bangs were great on season 4 because the hair was longer and had more volume, but the bangs from season 6 were totally hideous.

      Comment by CM – July 7, 2011 07:05 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’m counting the days until The Good Wife’s new season begins. As long as the ex-law firm partner doesn’t cause Will and Alicia to have severe doubts about the love they share, I’m up for anything. Thanks Matt! Keep the info coming!

    Comment by TPM – July 7, 2011 07:53 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’m an huge fan of JMo and I’m really looking forward to OUAT. I think she’s amazing, will you interview her for this new role? Thanks!

    Comment by bistrot – July 7, 2011 11:36 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Same here! An interview would be nice!

      Comment by Sally – July 7, 2011 11:47 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Thanks for the scoop on Lisa Edelstein’s role on TGW, sound juicy and I’m sure Lisa will be brilliant!

    Comment by Sam – July 8, 2011 01:17 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I find it very strange that people seem to keep confusing House actresses and their characters here like they’re enemies or something, or opposing sports teams. Anyway, I’m very excited about Fringe, I can’t wait for fall!

    Comment by Annika – July 8, 2011 04:32 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Replace Ringer With Alcatraz, and that’s more or less my Top 5 most anticipated new shows. Maybe bump Once Upon A Time to fifth place.

    Comment by D – July 8, 2011 06:20 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Thanks so much for the Prentiss scoop! I was planning on not watching Criminal Minds next season but then they brought Prentiss back and she had such a great storyline at the end of last season I’m very intrigued to see how they bring her back.

    Comment by criminal solicitors sydney – April 9, 2012 03:32 AM PDT  Reply To This Post

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