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Matt's Inside Line on Private Practice, Good Wife, White Collar, Burn Notice, SOA and More

Does Addison still have baby on the brain? Which Good Wife pairing has Alan Cumming licking his lips (and stroking a cat)? Will the treasure tear apart White Collar‘s Neal and Sara? What unites SAMCRO with The Hoff? Read on for those answers, plus other teases  from some of TV’s hottest shows.

Private Practice | AddisonKateFan tweeted me for “Addison scoop, please!” — and I’m here to deliver. When last we tuned in, Ad’s pillow talk included the declaration, “I’m still going to want a baby, Sam…. I’ll adopt or get a sperm donor, I don’t know. But I’m going to have a baby, on my own.” But with all that Ad has going on, from salvaging Oceanside Wellness to whatever is up with the returning Benjamin Bratt character, will she still be leaning toward the family way when the show returns Sept. 29? Oh, yes. A source assures me that Dr. Montgomery “is going to waste no time” and look into adding a baby to her life “from the get-go of Season 5.” Let’s just hope it’s not too tough a road ahead for her.

Matt’s Inside Line: Shonda Rhimes Discusses Benjamin Bratt’s Private Practice Casting

Falling Skies | Speaking of wee ones, TNT’s alien-invasion drama recently introduced us to a very pregnant gal named Sarah, which led me to ask Moon Bloodgood, who plays the resident doctor, if baby drama is to come? Like, might the kid-collecting skitters be especially interested in a newborn human? Alas, my theory got nixed. Bloodgood says the imminent childbirth is merely “symbolic of how new life is going to come into this camp of people.” Plus, the actual delivery will require an unexpected pair of helping hands. “Anne and [Captain] Weaver have a moment where we have to deliver the baby,” reveals Moon, “and that lets him and I be closer, versus being adversaries.”

The Good Wife | I’ve been seeing much speculation, off of this week’s Ask Ausiello, that the Good Wife characters who are about to meet for the first time – and form an interesting bond – are Eli and Kalinda. Well, Alan Cumming, who just last week netted his second Emmy nod for playing Peter’s campaign manager, would savor such an alliance. “Can you imagine?!” he said to me, marveling at the potential partnership. “You could have the Superheroes of Ruthlessness! I can imagine them wearing cloaks, and I would be petting a cat….” (Just wanted to share that mental picture with everyone.)

Good Wife Season 3 Scoop: Hotel Hook-Up Aftermath, Plus Will’s Blast from the Past

White Collar | Given that this week’s episode ended with Sara laying her peepers on Neal’s treasure trove, you have to wonder how that discovery will impact the romance ‘tween the insurance snoop and the semi-reformed con. Here is what Hilarie Burton told me about what’s next. “Sara walks in a grey area, but she clearly knows the difference between right and wrong, and her decision-making process will be affected,” she teased. “As much as she likes Neal, she also likes her freedom and her future. He is a beautiful, tempting man, and that killed Kate — and I don’t think Sara is going to let that happen to her. She is going to fight it as much as she can, because she refuses to be anyone’s victim.” Cue Eliza Dushku?

TVLINE Q&A: White Collar‘s Hilarie Burton on Sara’s Possible Heartbreak, ‘Smooth’ Matt Bomer

Burn Notice | One hot topic likely to come up at Burn Notice‘s Comic-Con panel is the possibility of fans getting another prequel movie, à la The Fall of Sam Axe, but this time delving into the past of Michael or Fiona. Well, here’s the bottom line from USA Network co-prez Jeff Wachtel: “Fox TV Studios came to us with the idea of doing the [Sam Axe] prequel, in part because Bruce [Campbell] is such a spectacular international star, based on the Evil Dead movies – he’s like the Elvis of Comic-Con — so they were able to offer to us a two-hour [movie] somewhat less costly than a traditional one.” Meaning, centering a TV-movie around Jeffrey Donovan or Gabrielle Anwar would mean making the numbers work. “We’d love to do [another prequel],” says Wachtel, “but it’d have to have a good economic model.”

Burn Notice Scoop: Jere Burns Lands Major Arc

Sons of Anarchy | What brings “The Hoff” to the FX hit (premiering its new season on Sept. 6)? Playing a “packing” porn star named Dondo, he will get wrapped up in some possible closure for Georgie’s murder of Luann. Apprised by Jax of exactly how the porn starlet got snuffed, “I get really pissed off, because she was my mentor and friend, and she taught me there was more to like that being just ‘a big c—k,’” David Hasselhoff tells me. And once Dondo gets the grim details? “Hopefully they’ll have me kill Tom Arnold (who plays Georgie)!”

Matt’s Inside Line: Scoop on Sons of Anarchy‘s Opie, Tig, Bobby and Clay

Comic-Con Quickies | Here’s a pleasant surprise for Haven fans attending the San Diego event, namely Friday night’s screening of a new episode: Cast member Eric Balfour will make an unplanned appearance, teeing up the presentation…. Anthony Head will be guest-moderating the Saturday panel for NBC’s Grimm, offering a bit of a Buffy reunion, seeing as Grimm boss David Greenwalt was an EP on the slayer series…. And last but not least, be sure to follow TVLine’s Michael Ausiello, Megan Masters and Vlada Gelman on Twitter for ongoing updates from Con events, parties and our star-studded video suite.

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!



Comments (36)

  • Didn’t know Anthony Head was in Grimm. Extra incentive to watch then.

    Comment by Mairead – July 21, 2011 08:20 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • It says he’s guest-moderating the panel, I don’t think that means he is actually on the show.

      Comment by Brooke – July 21, 2011 08:47 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • he is in free agents, the new series starring hank azria. and he is my incentive to watch THAT show.

      Comment by murley – July 21, 2011 01:37 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Wait so if he’s doing that show does that mean he’s no longer going to be doing Merlin?

      Comment by Emily – July 21, 2011 08:46 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Thank you Matt. Addison better get her baby this season.

    Comment by Jamie – July 21, 2011 08:30 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Maybe Meredith can hand off the baby that Derek suddenly doesn’t care about to Addison? Somehow I don’t think she wants to raise Zola by herself.

      Comment by Alicia – July 21, 2011 08:43 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • It’s been said before and I’ll say it again: Addison and Meredith would be better off if they decided to raise Zola together. ;) Derek will never change. He will continue to insult Meredith and run when things get rough. He should be asking himself if he could actually be a good father instead of calling Meredith a bad mother. And Sam? I don’t even want to get into that. He’s a complete jerk and I really hope Addison dumps him for good during season five.

        Comment by Nancy – July 21, 2011 09:32 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • THIS! Addison/Meredith can ditch their sorry excuses for men and raise babies together.

          Comment by Fatpants – July 21, 2011 01:29 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Someone pitch this idea to abc. Meredith/Addison + Zola – I’d pick it over another round of SR playing with her “dreamy” male flat-as-Ken-dolls characters.

          Comment by T11girl2 – July 22, 2011 02:17 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • That would be cool, love the ladies. I can understand Derek being upset, but we’ll see what happens. Sam and Addison had no chemistry together, and no, this is not a race card as I LOVED Naomi with Fife. I wanted Addison and Pete :( Hope to see Grant Show again this season.

          Comment by lorna – July 22, 2011 05:15 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • How do you figure Meredith doesn’t care about her daughter Zola in the SL? From the pre interview she gave to get Zola where she knew every detail of Zola’s day at the hospital, to from her worry when Zola was getting the operation or from when she brings Zola to her home and let’s her know that they are a team and that she is glad Zola is here with her? I love Mer/Zol’a SL and look forward to it in GA S8. I also think Addison’s quest for a baby is a great SL for PPP. Addison just needs to stop sleeping with every character on both GA/PPP is all because that stuff got old a few seasons ago. Time to slow Addison down on the sleeping around dept and settle the character down a bit. Thank you for the great scoop Matt :) Looking forward to PPP this season!

        Comment by Amy – July 21, 2011 09:45 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Addison slept with her legal husband on Grey’s Anatomy and then with Mark and Alex once her marriage failed. That’s hardly sleeping around to me. I’m sure Meredith had more men during her “get drunk and pick up random guys at Joe’s” period than Addison had during her whole time in Seattle. And on Private Practice she was in committed relationships with Pete and Kevin and now she’s in a relationship with Sam. There’s a bunch of characters on both shows who did or continue to do much worse when it comes to keeping it in their pants.

          Comment by Nathalie – July 21, 2011 10:11 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
          • cheated on her husband with Mark (Derek’s childhood best friend) got pregnant by Mark while still married, aborted baby, THEN went to Seattle to get husband back. After that didn’t work, back in bed with Mark, then Alex, then to off to CA where she has been with Pete, Kevin, Sam, Mark (AGAIN), and made out with married man and her pregnant patient’s husband Noah. Love Addison. Good gosh, why does any comments on her always have to turn into some childish competition between her character and Meridith? I simply wish the writers would put Addison into a really committed relationship SL is all. It’s time and her character is LONG overdue a good one period.

            Comment by Amy – July 21, 2011 10:43 AM PDT  
  • Eli Gold petting a cat while plotting with Kalinda. This is great.

    Comment by Amy – July 21, 2011 08:44 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Thank you Matt for the Addie scoop! You are the best!

    Comment by addisonkatefan – July 21, 2011 08:45 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Thanks for the SOA scoop! Looking forward to seeing more as we get closer to the season premiere!

    Comment by alr – July 21, 2011 08:47 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • re: Falling Skies – when o when are Noah and Moon GoodBlood going to get busy together. Enough of this darn tooing+frooing.

    Comment by Fido – July 21, 2011 08:50 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • There is some serious hand-holding this Sunday! (For them and for another possi-couple….)

      Comment by Matt Webb Mitovich – July 21, 2011 09:00 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • OMG! Eli and Kalinda! that’s gonna be awesome!

    Comment by Cora – July 21, 2011 08:54 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Didn’t realize Private was still on the air? Their finale got a 7.5 rating which was the best Off the Map got which was cancelled. Bringing in Bratt isn’t going to help.

    Comment by Steph – July 21, 2011 08:57 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • lol at Hilarie referring to Matt’s character as a “beautiful, tempting man”. I really like Sara and Neal together, I hope he doesn’t decide to take the treasure and run!

    Comment by Alex – July 21, 2011 09:07 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Anthony Head is *not* in Grimm. He is however, in a supporting role on NBCs Free Agents, based on the BBC show he was also in.

    Comment by paul – July 21, 2011 09:11 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Glad the writers are finally serious about Addison getting a baby. She deserves it more than anyone in Shonda-Land. They better not mess this up. And I hope they are about to free Addison from Sam soon. She doesn’t need a man who has to try to love her and who treats her like crap. That’s not the kind of relationship you’d want to bring kid into.

    Comment by Nancy – July 21, 2011 09:22 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Addison deserves it more than anyone in Shondaland? Are you kidding me? She aborted for the stupidest reason ever – the father would be a bad father although she was perfectly capable of taking care of the baby herself. The narcisstic btch obviously didn’t want it and she should never ever be allowed to have a baby. She hasn’t changed any.

      Comment by disgusted w/Addison – July 21, 2011 05:05 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • That’s not even remotely the stupidest reason ever. Ease up on the hyperbole, Judgy McJudgerson.

        Comment by peabody – July 21, 2011 10:50 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Jeez. Step back and take a breather. You get this is just a tv show, right?

        Comment by T11girl2 – July 22, 2011 02:03 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I wouldn’t mind laying my peepers on Neil’s treasure trove.

    Comment by DaisyLady – July 21, 2011 09:34 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • HA! I second that!

      Comment by Deandra – July 21, 2011 10:32 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I hope Sara doesn’t track down Neal and Mozzie’s treasure and steals it!

    Comment by Siddhant – July 21, 2011 09:52 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Eli in a cloak and petting a cat. That mental image made my day!!! :)

    Comment by Laura – July 21, 2011 10:42 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • That reminds me of Dr. Claw from Inspector gadget

      Comment by Candice – July 21, 2011 05:41 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Addie needs to stop going back to Sam. He’s such a jerk. But then again, Bratt’s character isn’t very ‘Addison’.
    PP has gone a bit downhill except for the Charlotte/Cooper story. I love Charlotte, Addie, Cooper, Amelia and Naomi. Nay and Charlotte got their happy endings, why can’t Addie?

    Comment by Jenny – July 21, 2011 10:56 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Because the show hasn’t ended yet.

      Comment by peabody – July 21, 2011 10:51 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • It would be nice to see that they give the Sara character a rest for a little while. Have Neal be single again. I am really looking forward to seeing the Eliza Dushku character. I enjoy seeing Matt and her in the Tru Calling days. White Collar is still a very young show only 3 seasons and they should have other girls come in to see who works best chemistry wise with Neal. Hopefully they bring Eliza come back for more than one episode.

    Comment by Jenna – July 21, 2011 12:28 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I totally missed “The Fall of Sam Axe”. Does USA have any plans to rebroadcast it or make it available on DVD or streaming?

    Comment by Doug – July 22, 2011 08:24 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I hope Sarah doesn’t tell Peter what Neil’s been up to. Although she will be able to find him since she knows the alias he’ll be using since she saw the passport.

    Comment by Lauren – July 22, 2011 01:08 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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