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Ask Ausiello: Scoop on Grey's, The Office, CSI: NY, Bones, Vampire Diaries, Chuck 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’m looking for some Grey’s Anatomy gossip! Please give me some good (hopefully amazing) Mark and Lexie scoop. —Amy
This is pretty much as good as it gets: Shonda Rhimes tells me that they’re far from over — despite the fact that last season ended with Mark endorsing Lexie’s romance with Jackson. “It’s going to [remain] a viable triangle,” reveals the Grey’s boss. “Mark is trying to move on from Lexie, but there’s inherent comedy there, especially as Jackson tries to pursue a career in plastics” — aka Mark’s specialty.

Question: Parks and Recreation scoop? Give me something, please! —Ignacio
Hot on the heels of the news that Patricia Clarkson would be playing Tammy 1 comes word that the show is now looking for a “name” to play Tammy Zero — Ron’s mother. Though the character’s described as a no-frills all-American farmer type who’s as hard to wow as she is to ignore, I’m thinking slap some gingham on Gilmore Girl Kelly Bishop, and let ’er rip!

Question: Please tell me there will be a showdown between Parks and Recreation‘s Tammy 1 (Patricia Clarkson) and Tammy 2 (Megan Mullally). —Jason
“We will have our fill of the two of them” is all the man at the center of the crazy sandwich, Nick Offerman, would divulge when pressed about a Tammy/Tammy faceoff. (Translation: Hell yes!)

Question: First off, I have the need to let you know exactly how much I loved and appreciated Team TVLine’s hard work at Comic-Con. I loved every scoop, spoiler, video interview, etc. Thanks again for a job excellently done. Now on to more pressing matters: Do you have any idea what Eric Kripke’s involvement with Supernatural will be this season? I do remember reading that he’s still on board as an exec producer, but from all the scoop that came out of Comic-Con I didn’t hear him mentioned once. Is he still on board writing, directing, consulting or anything at all, or has he moved on from the show completely? —Alexandra
He remains involved, but not to the extent he was last season. “Eric was in the room full-time when we were conceiving this season’s mythology,” current showrunner Sera Gamble tells me, “and he continues to consult part-time.” A source adds that there are no current plans for Kripke to write or direct any episodes this season. (Thanks for the Con props! It was all me an amazing group effort.)

Question: Any scoop on Mad Men‘s fifth season? And I do mean any scoop! —Matt
The show is so tight with spoilers that the best we could do is this: Since the AMC hit is casting a teenage concertgoer, it stands to reason that Sally Draper is going to her first concert! What? That didn’t deserve an exclamation point? You said any scoop, Matt.

Question: Can you give us any scoops on last season’s best new comedy, Mike & Molly? —Mark
First off, Happy Endings was last season’s best new comedy. And second, something tells me it won’t go over well if Mike finds out how sexy Molly’s yoga instructor is. How sexy is he? His name is Gianni. ’Nuff said.

Question: CSI: NY scoop! Please, anything about Danny and Lindsay. —Cristina
Be careful what you wish for. Danny’s about to mix it up with a gorgeous rookie cop, an Officer Chambers to be specific. At first, it’s all tension — she screws up, he chews her out. But once the air is cleared… well, it could lead to a whole other kind of tension, if you know what I’m getting at. Or maybe not. “There are no romantic sparks,” insists exec producer Pam Veasey. “But there are flares of a different kind.” Oooh, a riddle! Fun!

Question: Any scoops about the new NCIS season? I am dying to know if there’s something new, something big! — Victoria
Is a new agent big enough for you? Though he won’t be a series regular, the show is adding to the roster a new recurring character, a potentially deadly Fed named Stratton.

Question: Do you have any new Bones scoop to keep me going ’til November? —Kelsey
How about the 411 on one of the series’ first new cases-of-the-week? My intel tells me it’ll revolve around a toy company exec who was offed by one of the following: her sharky boss, for threatening to strike out on her own; her shifty brother, whom she busted for stealing from the company; or someone else who hopefully can also be described by a word that starts with the letters “s” and “h.”

Question: Will we see Booth’s son Parker this season on Bones? — Sally
Yes, but not initially. Parker will resurface in the spring to meet his new little brother (or sister).

Question: I am giving you the Disney eyes.… Please, please give me a Community scoop revolving around Jeff/Annie. Or just anything on Community. — Raksha
Hmm… those look a lot more like crazy-ass eyes to me than Disney eyes. But then, maybe that’s appropriate, considering that I’m about to tell you Episode 4 will introduce Todd Jacobson, who seems to be an utterly milquetoast Greendale student — all Disney-eyed and stuff. That is, until he’s pushed too far… Then, I suspect, crazy-ass eyes will come into play.

Question: Do you have any scoop on The Good Wife? Preferably about Alicia and Peter. —Muriel
Yes — scoop! But no — not about Alicia and Peter. (Maybe next time….) Owen, it seems, is about to see his love life pick up. In an upcoming episode, in fact, Jackie interrupts a particularly titillating conversation between Alicia’s kid brother and a hot philosophy professor named Bon. (Jovi not included.)

Question: Any Law & Order: SVU scoop? — Craig
The show’s rotating line-up of lawyers could be about to grow. Though nothing’s set in stone yet in terms of the role being recurring, producers are on the hunt for a middle-aged actor to play an attorney who’s reputed to be the most dependable in Manhattan. (Not necessarily the most scrupulous, but definitely the most effective.) Something tells me this one’s gonna go to a “name.”

Question: I love that Up All Night is beefing up Maya Rudolph’s roleand making her a talk show host! Any more deets on the revamp? —Kristen
Mmmhmm. Now, not only is Rudolph’s Ava going to be a talk show host, but that talk show host is going to have a co-host — Calvin, a twentysomething African-American fashion plate whose popularity leaves her seeing green. If ever there was a role that called for Community’s Donald Glover to be cloned, this is it. Science people, get on that, quick!

Question: I am aware that this question doesn’t exactly correspond with the purpose of AA, but I need an answer. Twitter and Google have failed me and I seem to have misplaced you personal e-mail address, so tell me: Where on earth do you find awesome tees like this and this? —Tricia
My Comic-Con wardrobe was provided by the fine folks over at Threadless.com. And by “provided by” I mean I ordered them online at full price. But I’m not bitter. Oh, and I’m sorry you, ahem, misplaced my personal e-mail address. Here it is again: youneverhadmyemailaddressbutnicetry@Iwasntbornyesterday.com. Don’t lose it this time!

Question: I just started watching Chuck this summer and love it and am really sad that will be the final season. Speaking of which, it really sucks that there will only be 13 episodes.  Any chance TPTB will give them at least a few more episodes? —Sarah
Let me just put this out there: A back-nine pickup would bring the show’s total episode haul to a clean 100, the traditional threshold for syndication. Let me also put this out there: NBC president Robert Greenblatt told me on Monday that it’s probably not going to happen. “[The 13-episode order] is pretty much set in stone,” he maintained. “They’re designing the season to [build toward] a series finale.”

Question: How does the Buy More fit into this season’s Chuck? —Gabe
Chuck’s now the owner, which means “when his spy agency isn’t doing well, the Buy More might be the only profit center for his company,” explains exec producer Chris Fedak. “It’s important that the Buy More does well, so Chuck’s trying to figure out a way to make it into a successful store.” His first priority: Creating an awesome promotional campaign. “There’s a new commercial with the face of the Buy More, Captain Awesome,” says Fedak. “He’s the most successful salesman Chuck knows.” He’s certainly better than the store’s previous spokesmodel, as viewers will discover firsthand. Reveals Fedak: “We see the original Buy More commercial that Big Mike starred in back in 1981.”

Question: I could use some Vampire Diaries scoop. —Jake
Jeremy won’t be the only one affected by Vicki’s “return” from the dead. “Matt is struggling with the lingering [supernatural] element in his dead sister, who’s popping up to Jeremy,” says exec producer Julie Plec. “We’ll get to see Matt struggle with, ‘My dead sister is paying visits to my ex-girlfriend’s brother, who used to sleep with my dead sister.’” Meh. Been there, done that.

Question: What’s happening in Dunder Mifflinland (aka The Office)? —Chris
Jim and Pam are expecting Baby No. 2, but that’s old news. Here’s some new news: The li’l one was conceived on Valentine’s Day! “It happened in the episode where we were dared to have sex in the office,” reveals the dad-to-be, John Krasinski. “We find out that’s when she got pregnant. Boom.”

Question: Is there any chance that Daryl could turn out to be the new manager on The Office? —Pam
There’s a chance, but my spies say it’s very unlikely. The frontrunners to succeed Michael remain Dwight, Jim and Andy. Speaking of Daryl, rumor has it he’s at the center of one of the show’s funniest plots ever. Actually, it’s not so much a rumor since it came directly from Krasinski himself. “The warehouse wins the lottery and they all quit,” he says. “It’s pretty awesome. But Daryl wasn’t in the warehouse, so he doesn’t get to quit, and he’s super bummed. I think that’s one of the best plotlines we’ve had in a while.”

Question: Any Parenthood intel on Adam-Kristina? —Dave
Ausiello: Their relationship will be fraught with more tension than usual when the show returns. “We pick up five months from where we left off, so Kristina is now seven months pregnant,” previews exec producer Jason Katims. “Adam has not yet found a job, so it’s kind of topsy-turvy. Kristina actually got a job [during the time jump], even though she’s seven months pregnant, and Adam still is unemployed. And that’s the tension going on in the beginning.” But before you can say “recipe for disaster,” Adam decides to go into business with his brother. “He gets lured into this idea that Crosby has,” says Katims. “It’s going to be fun of seeing Adam as a fish out of water in Crosby’s world. I love that relationship. The scenes where it’s just the two of those guys sitting in the burger joint talking are some of my favorite scenes. So I’m really glad we’ll be able to spend a lot of time with the two of them.”

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! See you at Comic-Con! (Additional reporting by Vlada Gelman and Andy Patrick)

Comments (72)

  • Are you and chuckgasmic working together? He just posted this article which touches on the exact same Chuck info:


    Comment by Randy – August 2, 2011 05:47 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I feel sorry for Chyler Leigh if she is stuck next season in a boring love triangle with the two worst actors on Grey’s Anatomy – Eric Dane and Jesse Williams. I’m not the biggest Lexie fan but Chyler is a pretty talented actress if given the chance but that won’t happen if she’s interacting with those two blocks of wood.

    Comment by Samantha – August 2, 2011 05:50 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • We’ll have to hope she gets more scenes with Meredith now that’s she’s an aunt again.

      Comment by xav – August 2, 2011 05:53 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I don’t mind Chyler Leigh either, but wow, this just sounds bad. The overused Shonda Rhimes “love triangle” is as old as dirt and about as interesting and Jackson going into plastics? Hilarious!….Oh wait a minute, no it’s not. It’s gimmicky and cringe worthy. Sorry, none of this makes me excited. I’d rather see Lexie alone for awhile than with Jackon or her former boyfriend “geezer” Mark. Maybe Aunt Lexie and some focus on solo SLs will be a help to this dreadful SL news for Chyler and her character Lexie, but given this seems to be Shonda Rhimes BIG plan Lex/Jackson/Mark, I doubt it sadly.

        Comment by Amy – August 2, 2011 06:03 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • oh the recycling of storylines. I feel like the jackson going into plastics storyline will be pretty similar to when karev was thinking about going into plastics

          Comment by jenna – August 2, 2011 06:44 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
          • I just lOVED

            “Mark is trying to move on from Lexie, but there’s inherent comedy there, especially as Jackson tries to pursue a career in plastics”

            Comment by tati – August 2, 2011 06:52 PM PDT  
    • I totally agree about the two blocks of wood. This triangle is just a rehash of what they did to Derek and Meredith. How about something even slightly original on this show?

      Comment by Sue – August 2, 2011 09:08 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • It’s like Derek/Meredith/Addison only it’s going to be way worse. That love triangle that was done in S2 & was the first of the triangles on GA, now it’s just be DONE too much already. By the end of the S2 love triangle, even Patrick Dempsey was saying it was time to end it and get MD back together, so to try to re-hash yet another nightmarish and completely unoriginal love triangle is beyond words and why many are asking it’s time for GA to hang it up after this season.

        Comment by It's like that.. – August 2, 2011 10:00 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Ooh, interesting NCIS tidbit. Hope that doesn’t mean we’re losing Fornell… but it would be nice if we lose the princess and Stratton is the occasional fourth for a three-man team composed of Gibbs, Tony and McGee.

    Comment by tejas – August 2, 2011 05:51 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Ah, lobbying to lose the minority female for all white men. Typical.

      Comment by sarah – August 2, 2011 05:56 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • What? Really? This has nothing to do with Ziva. Get over yourself. She is here to stay (at least two more years). Do yourself and us a favor and give it up.

      Comment by Stanza – August 2, 2011 06:16 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Oh joy…another recurring character on NCIS. After Little Miss Stomp & Pout and CI-Ray, I’m over it. Can we get back to Team Gibbs please?

    Comment by Dee – August 2, 2011 05:51 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Gotta love the people who dislike Ziva so much even THEY have to make any tidbit that has nothing to do with her ABOUT her.

    Comment by Barb – August 2, 2011 05:54 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Yea….for some reason they make it all about Ziva. Oh well, I just ignore them. They are more than welcome to turn their tv’s off on Tuesdays….

      Interesting bit about a new recurring cast member. Can’t wait to see how it plays out.

      Comment by Shayna – August 2, 2011 08:24 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • TPTB ruined Ziva’s character and thus ruined the show. The show has sucked since the end of season 6.

      Comment by Maybe, because... – August 2, 2011 09:25 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • In your honest opinion. And again, someone wanting to make a tidbit not all about Ziva, into one that’s all about her!

        Comment by Barb – August 3, 2011 01:05 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • No, like I said, it’s pretty much sucked.

          Comment by Maybe, because... – August 3, 2011 12:44 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’m not sure I like Danny out of the lab. It just takes time away from the characters that matter. I would rather he have something with Lindsay, but something even non romantic with another cop? There goes the fandom. People are already writing notes ready to post about the amazing chemistry between Danny and the new girl, and it hasn’t even aired yet. I really am hoping that this is minimal, and we get more of the characters we love already.

    Comment by Hallie – August 2, 2011 05:55 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I’m going to reserve judgement on the new character until I see her. But considering Carmine Giovinazzo would have more chemistry with a dead fish than he does Anna Belknap I’m optimistic about the new girl. I hope she will be a recurring character so Danny can have another cop friend besides Flack.

      Comment by Tracy – August 2, 2011 06:37 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I don’t even watch Parks and Rec, but if they got Kelly Bishop on, I totally would. She’s amazing :)

    Comment by Jala – August 2, 2011 05:56 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Since I first saw this Sergeant storyline tease in the season finale I have believe it has potential for great untold “cop” stories within CSI: NY. All I hope is that the focus remains Danny’s career and he and his family adapt to it. We don’t have that many strong marriages in TV they have a good thing going with them.

    As always, thank you for your scoops. :)

    Comment by Jess – August 2, 2011 06:11 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I would faint if they did end up casting Kelly Bishop as Ron’s mother. Seriously, she’s the right woman for the job and TV has not been the same without her gracing the screen since GG.

    Ausiello, please, please use your connections over at P&R to make this happen.

    Comment by MKS – August 2, 2011 06:27 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Kelly Bishop should have played Rick Castle’s mother on Castle, no offense to Susan Sullivan.

      Comment by april-ann – August 2, 2011 08:33 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I am so excited to meet Tammy1. It would be INSANE to see Tammy0 too! I love love Kelly Bishop!!! I’m behind this 100%! :)

        Comment by Dash – August 4, 2011 09:29 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Whole I love Kelly Bishop, I would love to see Debra Rooney as Tammy 0. We need more Edna Harper in our lives.

    Comment by Nerdygerl – August 2, 2011 06:32 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’m far more interested in Danny’s new role as a Sergeant than I am about his romantic exploits. It will be interesting to see him deal with working with beat cops. That said, I don’t even know why PV needs to explain that there won’t be romantic sparks between Danny and this new woman. For one thing, pretty much everybody on CSI:NY is attractive, so it’s nothing special that she’s pretty. For another thing, men and women CAN, in fact, maintain a professional relationship without having to deal with UST. I seriously doubt his marriage will be in jeopardy, so I hope everybody just stays calm. There’s no need to hate her preemptively for the (slim) possibility of her getting between Danny and Lindsay, and there’s no need to assume she’s going to steal him away and crow about it. We can at least wait until the new season STARTS to have fandom drama.

    Comment by Selena – August 2, 2011 06:44 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I’m going to try and i dont think they’d do that to Lindsey AGAIN.

      Well i hope not.

      And Pam did say its not romantic sparks so I’m holding them to that.

      I might be that last season so I would assume they dont want to fans to be going for their throats

      Comment by Sasha – August 2, 2011 06:56 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Again? Do you mean Rikki? That whole thing was just badly handled, although I did like Rikki (and I hate that the Ruben storyline was used the way it was). Anyway…the fans need to just watch the show and see what happens. TPTB are definitely aware that this might be the last season (considering that it almost ended after S7), so I’m confident that they’re planning things accordingly. Any ‘problems’ will likely be temporary elements intended to help characters grow, strengthen relationships, etc.

        Comment by Selena – August 2, 2011 07:13 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • I agree it was badly handled.

          I didn’t like how it went all over the place.

          I was very unhappy about the whole thing.

          That being said I want to see great character developement not only from Danny and Lindsay but Adam and Flack as well

          Comment by Sasha – August 4, 2011 07:43 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Both Peter Lenkov and Carmine Giovinazzo said that Danny and Lindsay were NOT together when Danny and Rikki slept together so the perceived “wrongdoing” to Lindsay never happened. As for this spoiler, I highly doubt they’d break up Danny and Lindsay at this point even though it’s what I’d personally like to see. I’m just happy Danny is getting some developement outside of DL.

        Comment by Tracy – August 2, 2011 08:27 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Yeah maybe they did say that.

          But in the Ep where Lindsay said she was pregnant, Danny said that he messed up and there was someone else and that Lindsay guessed or knows there was.

          They just handled the whole thing badly.

          Thats all i’m going to say, and things will hopefully be better characterwise for all of them.

          I want to see more of Adam and Flack and Danny and Lindsay.

          You dont get to see that much of them

          Comment by Sasha – August 4, 2011 07:47 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
          • They had to save face because Anna Belknap getting pregnant in real life changed the entire course of the show. On the show there was no indication that Danny and Lindsay were in an exclusive relationship before or when he slept with Rikki, so going by the show’s canon and not what shippers wanted to have happened, he didn’t cheat on Lindsay. Danny and Lindsay have been joined at the hip since they got married so I don’t see how anyone can say viewers haven’t seen them. I agree with Flack and Adam and Danny and Lindsay as individual characters, but not DL as a couple.

            Comment by Tracy – August 5, 2011 11:14 AM PDT  
  • Mark and Lexie on Grey’s Anatomy were great initially, but truth be told, I’m a little bit over their story. Jackson seems like a decent pairing for her, so I feel like it’s definitely time to move on.

    Comment by J. – August 2, 2011 06:45 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I am still rooting for Mark and Lexie. I hate what they did to them, but I can’T stand Lexie with Jackson. And I probably never will.

      Comment by Annie – August 5, 2011 01:40 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Parks & Rec – Ron’s mother? How about Kathy Bates.

    Comment by ladyhelix – August 2, 2011 06:48 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Ms. Bates is not an option. Harry’s Law was reworked and will be back another season on NBC. It’s also why Spader is now the new CEO of Dunder Mifflin-Sabre.

      Comment by JB Smooove – August 3, 2011 12:04 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • She would have been awesome! I love Kathy Bates! Also Kelly Bishop would be great. I think a funny turn would be to cast someone very unexpected like Rosanne. I really feel a show like Parks & Recs can make someone like her work.

      Comment by Cheeks – August 3, 2011 09:11 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Thanks for the CSI/NY scoop. I’m interested in seeing Danny as a Sergeant and how Danny and Lindsay adjust to his new role.

    Comment by Juliab. – August 2, 2011 07:02 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • “Question: Is there any chance that Daryl could turn out to be the new manager on The Office? —Pam
    Ausiello: There’s a chance, but my spies say it’s very unlikely. The frontrunners to succeed Michael remain Dwight, Jim and Andy.”

    Was James Spader not already confirmed to be the new boss?

    Comment by bmchugh22 – August 2, 2011 07:02 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Well, Spader was confirmed to be replacing Kathy Bates, I believe. So they will still need someone at Dunder Mifflin. Personally hoping it’s Andy, as I could see him in that role.

      Comment by Erin – August 2, 2011 07:17 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I will be so frustrated if slacker Jim didnt man up, grow a pair and become the Manager; though not mad enough to not watch. he now has a growing family and needs to be thinking about his families future; even though it’s been mentioned before sales does not have a sales commission cap.

        Comment by JB Smooove – August 3, 2011 12:09 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Not to mention that moving up the ladder doesn’t always benefit your family. Most higher-ups are on call 24/7 – always on their blackberry, late night meetings for business, etc. He makes good money in sales which can increase if he puts in more effort, yet the time he spends at work remains the same. Sounds like a sweet deal for a family man to me!

          Comment by Cheeks – August 3, 2011 09:08 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
          • As a former salesperson, let me qualify my statement above. The INSIDE sales that Jim does seems to be a better fit. All salespeople know there are different types with different demands on the individual and their “free” time.

            Comment by Cheeks – August 3, 2011 09:09 AM PDT  
  • Oh wait, figured it out! My guess is that it’ll be Jim. He seemed to be running the show in the season finale anyway.

    Comment by bmchugh22 – August 2, 2011 07:05 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Any Gossip Girl scoop?? Especially how the Upper East Side reacts to Dan’s book? Especially Blair?

    Comment by Sarah – August 2, 2011 07:07 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Thank you for the Grey’s scoop. I’m looking forward to the Mark-Lexie-Jackson triangle. Kinda liked Mark and Jackson in the finale or whichever episode Mark told Jackson he could have Lexie. Jackson working in plastics should be entertaining.

    Comment by Stephanie – August 2, 2011 07:41 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I totally agree… Happy Endings is the best new comedy!!! Happy Endings FTW!!

    Comment by Jenna – August 2, 2011 09:45 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • For me it goes Raising Hope, then Happy Endings.

      Comment by Jenny – August 2, 2011 10:31 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I was so happy that he corrected them on that… LOVE Happy Endings!

      Comment by Heather – August 3, 2011 09:30 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Thanks for CSI: NY scoop! I would love to see more action on the streets of NY.

    Comment by King – August 2, 2011 10:28 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Thanks for the Parenthood scoop. I’m glad for the jump forward…….meaning that Kristina should give birth around Thanksgiving. It will be interesting how Max adapts (or doesn’t) to the new member of the family.

    Comment by lipsticksocialism – August 2, 2011 10:48 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • So, after Callie/Arizona/Mark triangle or threesome in season 7, we have to follow Jackson/Lexie/Mark triangle in season 8?! Wow , what an exciting news! I’m pretty sure to “laugh” as much as in the last season, knowing the mess that CAM’s threesome was! :(

    I wonder why Rhimes put always Mark Sloane in middle of a relationship! :( She could make him dating with someone who would come from outside the hospital or if it must be in the hospital, someone single and happy to date with hime, couldn’t she?

    Comment by Géraldine – August 2, 2011 11:54 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • He is always in the middle. That is his character. He grew up with Derek and flirted w/ his little sister, who he eventually slept with – in the middle. He slept w/ his best friend’s wife, got her pregnant, had an abortion, and helped to trash their marriage – in the middle. He bangs all the chicks in the hospital while trying to get said “love” back while her ex-hubby and his bestie (who he is trying to win back) – in the middle. His triangles don’t just apply to his sexual relationships, they bleed out into his friendships. He is just one of those people that are always in the middle…that’s his “way” if you will.

      Comment by Cheeks – August 3, 2011 09:05 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Has the ‘flying leap’ blind item been revealed yet?? It’s been a month and a couple days.. I want to know the answer so badly lol

    Comment by Jooshua – August 3, 2011 12:25 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Thank you very much for giving us a CSI:NY scoob again! It’s good that the promotion storyline gets picked up. I hope even though Danny and Lindsay are not working at the lab together, they’ll get some tiny scenes outside the lab maybe. That’d be really nice. I also don’t see why there should be romantic sparks involved; a man and a woman can work together pretty well without there having to be romantic sparks, right? ;) It’ll be interesting if the new officer is messing up and he has to clean up her mistakes; after all he has been in the same role once, because he was good at making mistakes, too. It’ll be interesting to see Danny in the role of the boss now. That’ll give him great character developement. But still as a DL shipper, I’m hoping for a couple of sweet scenes with him and Lindsay here and there as well. ;)

    Comment by Sabrina – August 3, 2011 01:12 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I TOTALLY AGREE with KELLY BISHOP! She should totally do that!!

    Comment by l – August 3, 2011 01:34 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Sally already went to that Beatles concert in Season 4, didn’t she? Not on-screen, but Megan managed to score those tickets, from what I recall…

    Comment by LoopyChew – August 3, 2011 02:15 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • You’re right!!! As a Beatles fan myself I was excited to see them written in like I had always hoped with Sally being a Beatles fan!!! And I’m still jealous of her that she got to go to the Shea Stadium concert even if I was born in the 80s. LOL

      Comment by Amanda – August 3, 2011 06:30 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I thought the same thing! I had been wondering if/when the Beatles would be incorporated into the show, so I was thrilled when they added that story line. It’s also one of the few moments that we actually see Betty happy for her daughter; that alone stands out.

      Comment by Cynthia – August 5, 2011 10:41 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • As a former Grey’s Anatomy fan, I find it is a little too late for me to even care anymore that it is not over for Mark and Lexie. I waited for close to a year to see get them back together and then they only had three episodes of happiness before they broke them up again for more of the same storyline that happened in season 6, only Jackson was substituted for Alex. I wouldn’t mind a little originality with story lines because all of this nonstop relationship drama that never seems to stop has become redundant, at least to me.

    Comment by Debra – August 3, 2011 02:57 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I’m with you on this. They are just using the same story lines over and over again with different players. Love triangle! With two of the players having to work together on one specialty! Everyone should watch/care!
      I have watched since the pilot, but I am honestly giving this season a handful of episodes to be worth watching or I’m done.

      Comment by Danielle H. – August 3, 2011 11:32 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • From the get go, the writers have been lost on Mark/Lexie SLs. Much of their Sls have been recycled from other storylines which unfortunately made Mark/Lexie the least exciting couple right off the bat. Chyler Leigh once said “MerDer set the bar high for Mark/Lexie” To that I say, why would Chyler want to be “MerDer-the remake” but sadly it seems that’s what the writers try to do minus any original things for M/L to do. From the cringe worthy “teach me, teach me” to the recycled broken penis SL, to Mark (Derek’s best friend) dating another “Grey” period, I feel like “seen this, done that” all the time with these two. Like Lexie and though I don’t love Mark, I certainly don’t hate the character, but my feeling is, the writers need to throw in the towel on this. The stories for them have never been all that original, little care has been taken to make them interesting, and to be honest, it has just taken tooooo long for this couple to be together. It’s done. Let Mark go back to be a funny, charming cad. Write Lexie into a solo growth SL with her career, a Grey sister SL, and find her a better, more age appropriate love story to be told and stop the recycling to tell her next love story. If you have to to the other GA couples to tell a new love story like the writers have done with M/L, you never had anything to begin with sadly. Thanks for the great scoops Ausiello!

        Comment by Amy – August 4, 2011 05:37 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Have to say LOVE the Threadless T-Shirts. My son (whose whole wardrobe) is Threadless would approve!

    Comment by Sherri – August 3, 2011 06:21 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Didn’t Sally Draper go to the Beatles concert (not seen on screen). So this wouldn’t be her first concert. I have been hoping that Sally runs to Woodstock when they get to that point in the timeline!

    Comment by Samantha – August 3, 2011 07:36 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Ron Swanson’s mom = Margo Martindale (please!)

    Comment by Whiskeykid – August 3, 2011 09:28 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 1) I got a Farmer Smurf with my Happy Meal and I don’t want it. Anybody want to claim it? Just tell me where to send it.

    2) Jane Lynch would’ve been perfect as Ron Swanson’s mother, but she’s busy. I will nominate Mary Kay Place instead. I love her. If you want someone scarier, try Lindsay Crouse.

    Comment by jules – August 3, 2011 09:39 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • “First off, Happy Endings was last season’s best new comedy.” THANK YOU! I’m glad I wasn’t the only one thinking that!

    Comment by kate – August 3, 2011 09:53 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Community!!!! This is going to be the best season EVER!!!! I cant wait for it to start. That show gets better and better every week.

    Comment by Raksha – August 3, 2011 12:13 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I really want MArk and Lexie together..but after last season I’m losing hope :(
    Thank’sfor the Chuck scoop!! Would love for Chuck to enter syndication!

    Comment by Mdz – August 3, 2011 05:39 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Soyou don’t know anything abt Jeff/Annie then??? I need Fringe spoiler, wtf.

    Comment by juju – August 3, 2011 09:27 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I really hope the Vampire Diaries don’t screw this next season. The first season was huge pile of crap, but then they really did wonders on the second. I really liked that story line and they hired some great new faces(like Klaus). And wow, they had really great ending, but now… Don’t know if they can pull it of. Hope so!

    Comment by Mel – August 4, 2011 01:18 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Actually in Season 4, Don took Sally to see The Beatles at Shea Stadium in The Summer of 1965 – THE Shea Stadium concert!

    that was her first concert.

    Comment by Herb Finn – August 7, 2011 04:52 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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