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Ask Ausiello: Spoilers on Castle, Fringe, CSI: NY, Grey's, 90210, Nikita 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: Got any Grey’s Anatomy scoop? — Val
Ausiello:
As a matter of fact, now that production on Season 8 is just about to get underway (on Friday, to be specific), every day seems to bring a new tidbit. Today’s: The show is casting a new intern, and not one of those know-it-all can-do types, either. The rookie — male, by the way, and presumably hot — seems right from the start to be in over his pretty head.

Question: Can you give us something else juicy about Castle‘s season premiere. Pretty please? —Ashley
Ausiello:
The hour ends with a pretty big twist that I can only assume will reverberate throughout the season, and perhaps beyond.

Question: I’m going through major Nikita withdrawal over here! Any spoilers you can give us for Season 2 that will tide me over till the show returns? —Leslie
Ausiello:
Weapons are expensive, and with no division insider, Michael and Nikita are flat broke. What are a bunch of trained assassins to do? Find a benefactor — and quick!

Question: This summer is unbearable thus far, so please give us a scoop on Fringe. Don’t care if it’s about Peter, Olivia, Walter, Broyles, etc. Just give me something  juicy! —Duncan
Ausiello:
I’m having no luck finding out who Michelle Krusiec is playing, but I like the theory put forth by many of you in the comments section: She’s the daughter of Walternate and his mistress.

Question: Will Alex Hunter be back on White Collar in Season 3? —Mary
Ausiello:
If series creator Jeff Eastin has his way, yes. “We basically had some scheduling issues with Gloria Votsis, which is part of the reason we haven’t seen her much this year,” he says. “In my mind, we have not seen the last of Alex.”

Question: What’s this I’m hearing about Eliza Dushku coming in as a love interest for Matt Bomer’s Neal on White Collar? What about Sara? —Katie
Ausiello:
“They’re on a break” by the time Dushku’s minx shows up, reveals Eastin. “Eliza’s character happens to be there and Neal’s in a little bit of a rebound mode anyway. We get some sparks between them.” BTW, soon enough you’ll see why Neal might be “on the market” again.

Question: Any update on your Comic-Con party? —Tom
Ausiello:
Details coming in the next two days via my Twitter feed! In the meantime, you may want to clear your schedules for Thursday night. You know, just in case.

Question: Do you have any spoilers on Criminal Minds, specifically regarding A.J. Cook’s (JJ) or Paget Brewster’s (Prentiss) returns? —Valerie
Ausiello:
Not only is JJ back, but she gets a promotion! And re: Prentiss, much of the team does not handle finding out that she is still alive well, especially Dr. Reid, who feels betrayed.

Question: When will we find out who you were talking about in this Blind Item? —Vanessa
Ausiello:
Depending on what my blood-alcohol level spikes to at my Comic-Con party, the secret could come out next Thursday.

Question: Do you have any scoop on The Good Wife? —Denise
Ausiello:
I’m hearing rumblings about a very surprising new triangle unfolding during the first couple of episodes. Hint: Two girls, one guy.

Question: Anything on my summertime guilty pleasure, Royal Pains? —Megan
Ausiello:
Californication‘s Madeline Zima has booked a guest stint as a nanny to the asthmatic son of a movie-star couple in this season’s ninth episode.

Question: Do you have anything on CSI: NY? —Janie
Ausiello:
The season premiere will mark the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 tragedy, which means it’s going to be an emotional episode for Mac who, as you know, lost his wife in the attacks. It doesn’t help matters that the new forensics tech Hannah — who’s book-smart but socially inept — starts hounding him with questions about his missus’ passing. BTW, word on the street is several pivotal scenes will be shot on location in New York.

Question: Got any scoop on whether Max is returning to 90210? Please say yes! He and Naomi are seriously loved! —Lucy
Ausiello:
Good news/bad news. He’ll be back, but it sounds like only for a handful of episodes. Fingers crossed that changes. Max/Naomi ruled. In other 90210 news, a major male character will be following in the footsteps of David Silver and developing a drug habit. Guesses? Hit the comments!

Question: Is it wrong of me to want scoop on Once Upon a Time before it’s even started? — Helene
Ausiello:
Yes. But I’ll give it to you, anyway. ABC’s upcoming fairy tale is adding a new recurring character to its canvas: the Magic Mirror in Storybrooke aka Sidney in the real world. As you’d expect, MM is a consultant to the Evil Queen. His counterpart similarly sucks up to dragon lady Regina as a staff reporter for her Daily Mirror newspaper. And if the show hasn’t already called Ugly Betty alum Michael Urie about this part, its powers that be are mad, I tell you, mad as hatters. Speaking of Once Upon

Question: I’m surprised after reading your Top 10 list that Fox’s New Girl is nowhere to be found.  To me, it easily looks like the best new comedy based on the previews I’ve seen.  Is the pilot really disappointing? —Wendy
Ausiello:
Just watched it over the weekend and I’ve updated my Top 10 accordingly! You’ll also notice Once Upon a Time jumped from No. 6 to No. 4. Turns out ABC’s fairytale saga is even better the second time around.

1. Awake (midseason)
2. Smash (midseason)
3. Suburgatory
4. Once Upon a Time
5. New Girl
6. A Gifted Man
7. 2 Broke Girls
8. Terra Nova
9. Alcatraz (midseason)
10. Pan Am

Question: Going for a reply two weeks in a row: Who are they planning to bring back for the final season of One Tree Hill? —Jamie
Ausiello:
Tyler Hilton’s back as Chris, and rumor has it the first time you see him he’s got a gun in his hand.

Question: Can you share anything else about the Vampire Diaries premiere? What does Damon get Elena for her birthday? —Will
Ausiello:
Um, nothing. This is Vampire Diaries. Don’t count on there being any cake and goody bags, if you catch my drift. Besides, Elena isn’t really in the partying mood. She’s got more important things on her mind.

Question: Looking for anything you can tell me about Make It or Break It. Will there be a Season 3? —Lisa
Ausiello:
I hear a decision will be made in the next couple weeks. My guess? No news is probably bad news.

Question: Yo, what are the odds Body of Proof will allow Dana Delany a couple days off to reprise her role as Special Agent Jordan Shaw on Castle so she can knock a little sense into Beckett?! —Michelle
Ausiello:
The odds are slim to none, but thanks for bringing up Body of Proof! The show is adding some new blood in the form of Dani, a smokin’ hot twentysomething who is hired to drive the medical examiners van. She aspires to someday be a part of the M.E. team, but the fact that she lacks an internal censor could very well hold her back.

Question: Any scoop on Rescue Me this season? —Laur
Ausiello:
The July 13 season premiere features a marriage proposal, the formation of a very unlikely friendship and a time jump — but not this time jump.

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)

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154 Comments
  1. Tina says:

    So, does that mean the producers have decided to cut the diva or are they still pondering? Go grab a liter of scotch and get back to us!

  2. Jayne says:

    Thanks for the CSI: NY scoop! So happy that they’re filming in New York. :) It seems like a great episode. :)

  3. Mz says:

    I really loved Once upon a time. I watched the pilot. Jennifer Morrison and Lana Parrilla are really amazing ! Ginnifer Goodwin did a great job too

  4. Morgan says:

    Pfft, One Tree Hill and Once Upon a Time; if you’re really the scoopiest scooper on the planet you’ll give us some Misfits scuttle about Season 3.

  5. Dee says:

    Yayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!!!! Yay yay yay!!!
    So happy to hear Neal and Sara are splitsville on White Collar. They have no chemistry!
    Hoping Alex comes back sometime soon but love Eliza so I’m excited to see how that turns out. I’m hoping they at least have some chemistry.

  6. Carley says:

    Alright now everybody is freaking out over Criminal Minds next season. Who cares whats going too happen . Who cares what Reids reaction is going to be…what anybodys reaction is going to be. And who cares whether JJ did or did not get a promotion . Lets just wait and see instead of making conclusions . &Lets just be happy that we got our girls back !

  7. Ann says:

    I don’t want to see Prentiss hijack Reid’s headache storyline! I’m very concerned that she will be into that and I would much rather it be Morgan who helps Reid the most. Also, I want to see more of Morgan and Reid and having Prentiss back will probaby mean he will spend all of his time with her and Garcia. I want to see the brother/best friend relationship again!

    I hope Emily’s return is not visited in great detail and that the show moves on to other cases as well as the major storyline arc with Reid that fans have been promised. Reid has been pretty much back-burned considering we were led to believe he would have a bigger storyline last season and it all but disappeared so that Emily could have a bigger arc before being written off. It’s only fair that Spencer get a storyline and more air time this season. I hope he is at the center of the season finale as well!

    As for JJ, I think having her be a profiler after she made a point of saying she wasn’t interested in the episode North Mammon does not make sense. She could still do her old job plus a few other things without actually being a profiler in the sense that the rest of the team is. Also, if we are going to be seeing more of Henry, I’d like to see Reid in at least one scene with his godson!

    • Ann says:

      Prentiss didn’t have that much focus on her in the in the rest of the seasons … and it was suppose to be her exit. So of course she got the focus on – if it was Reid’s final it would have been the focus as well.

      I’d like her return to be treated well not too quick and for her to get a scene with each character to explain herself.

      I wouldn’t like a character focused season … i want all of them to get the chance to shine and have focus on.

  8. Meg says:

    Love the Criminal Minds spoiler about Reid. I can’t wait to see his reaction to finding out the truth about Emily’s ‘death’. But I hope Emily’s return story doesn’t go on too long, I wasn’t a fan of the super secret spy storyline so I would like to see it finished with as soon as possible.
    I’m more interested in the storyline that is, supposedly, coming up for Reid. I am over the moon that Jane Lynch will be back as Reid’s Mom this season. I wonder if his feelings over the Emily situation will tie into his headache storyline somehow.
    Reid’s storyline got shoved on the backburner last season so I’m looking forward to some decent focus on my beloved genius boy this season.

  9. anonymous says:

    Thanks for White Collar scoop! Now please can you find out for us about Falling Skies? In particular, are they going to improve the storyline at all? There have been some big disappointments in the writing so far. Will the show change its writers for next year? Are they aware of the problems?

  10. Blake says:

    There’s no such thing as an addictive personality. Genetic predisposition to particular types of addiction, yes.

  11. kylie says:

    Itz adrianna again developing drug addiction … shes on and off it …

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