Ask Ausiello: Spoilers on Glee, Grey's Anatomy, HIMYM, Bones, Cougar Town, Dexter and More!

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Question: Someone’s been stingy with the Glee scoop of late. And that someone would be you. —Lisa
Someone’s about to make up for lost time. And that someone would be me.  I heard through the grapevine — the grapevine in this case being the red carpet at the premiere of Glee: The 3D Concert Movie — that Quinn gets back in touch with her inner bad girl when Season 3 starts. Also, word around town — the town in this case being Westwood, which is where the premiere of Glee: The 3D Concert Movie was held — is that several castmembers will be taking a crash course in tap-dancing in preparation for the Sept. 20 season opener.

Question: Will Alex be forgiven for what he did to Meredith in the Grey’s Anatomy finale? —Dawud
As Justin Chambers sees it, that’s one wound that will not be easily healed. “What he did was wrong,” he tells me. “It was really uncool. There’s nothing worse than a rat fink.” Ironically, the Jesus Juice he was under the influence of may prove to be his savior. “The alcohol had a lot to do with it,” Chambers reasons. “That’s the only thing that’s making me go, ‘OK, we all make mistakes. We do stupid things when we drink.’ But still, that’s a hard one to get past.”

Question: Any news on the romantic front for Grey’s Anatomy‘s poor Alex now that yet another girlfriend has fled the scene? —Kelly
I’m guessing he’ll dip his toe back in the dating pool again at some point this season, but if you ask me it’s an exercise in futility. There’s only one woman for Alex, and her name’s Izzie. And I think Chambers will back me up on this. “They were the real deal — or as much as a real deal can be on Grey’s Anatomy,” Chambers concurs. “That was the love of his life.” Amid talk that the show may be heading into the homestretch, Chambers admits he “would love” to see Katherine Heigl return to give their storyline closure. “Heigl is so fun,” he raves. “She is one of the funnest people I’ve ever worked with. She really is a special gal. I would love to have her back. Maybe we will before the season ends.”

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Question: I’m on the look for a scoop on Grey’s Anatomy. Can you give me any gossip on Cristina and Owen’s future? —Bonnie
This sort of pertains to them: Kevin McKidd will step behind the camera again to helm this season’s sixth episode. And unlike his last directorial effort, this episode won’t be Owen-lite. “I know that I’m going to be in it a lot more than I was when I first directed,” he says. “I was only in one scene in the first one; I’m going to be in this one a lot more.”

Question: Any scoop about Teddy and Henry’s relationship on Grey’s Anatomy? Is Scott Foley sticking around for a while? —Cynthia
He’s around for “a decent amount of time,” confirms series creator Shonda Rhimes. “We’d keep him around forever if we could.” As would Teddy. “We start out [the season] where they’re really madly in love,” reveals Kim Raver. “They’re really very, very close right now. I definitely think for Teddy, Henry completes who she is and what she needs.” And the best part? He likes her back! “The great thing is that it’s reciprocated,” Raver adds. “It’s sort of the first time [that’s happened for her]. It’s a really big deal. ”

Question: Please tell me this is the season Deb finds out about Dexter‘s recreational activities. How much longer can they drag this out? —Steve
I’ll say this: Something happens towards the end of the Season 6 that will forever alter the show’s DNA. Interpret as you like.

Question: Any scoop on Chuck? —Dani
Chuck and Sarah are taking full advantage of their new professional autonomy, particularly when it comes to the design and look of their new spy shingle. I hear the offices of Charmichael Industries will look like the cool rec room you always wanted as a kid but never had. We’re talking pinball machines, candy-filled jars and other kitschy goodness. It’s the kind of set-up that would make General Beckman lose her will to live, so it’s probably best she’s only around part-time this season.

Question: So excited for the new season of How I Met Your Mother. Are we going to see the fifth and final slap of the slap bet? –Lindsay
Yes… but not necessarily this season. “We will see the last slap,” assures exec producer and co-creator Carter Bays. “The last slap will not be the Russian guy running off into the woods [like] on Sopranos. We will resolve it, but we can’t say whether it’s this year or next year, or the year after that or the year after that, or Season 14.”

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Question: Will Lily’s pregnancy span How I Met Your Mother‘s entire season? Meaning, do we have to wait for the finale to see her give birth? —Carolina
Pretty much. The baby arrives during May sweeps. However, we’ll find out if the bundle of joy has a ding-dong or a hoo-hah before then. “There will be an episode before she give birth that’s about what the sex of the baby is,” reveals EP Craig Thomas.

Question: Now that Desperate Housewives has set an end date, and Dana Delany is still employed by ABC, please tell me they’re going to figure out a way to bring Katherine Mayfair back at least one final time. She was by far the best thing to ever happen to the show after Season 1! —Anthony
Delany wants it to happen. Showrunner Bob Daily wants it to happen. So my guess is it’ll happen. “She’s working like a mad woman on [ABC’s] Body of Proof but I would love that,” Daily tells me. “We want this season to feel like a bookend, so we would love to bring back some familiar faces and tie up some loose ends — and God knows there are plenty of loose ends.”

Question: Got anything about ABC’s Once Upon a Time? —Danny
Two things: It’s so good I watched the pilot twice (and that almost never happens). Also, the showrunners told TVLine’s Matt Mitovich that they initially reached out to Lady Gaga to make a cameo as The Blue Fairy in the pilot, but they never heard back. Mother Monster’s loss is Canadian actress Keegan Connor Tracy’s gain!

Question: Any news on Cougar Town? Anything would make my day — I’m going through withdrawals! —Irene
Bobby’s getting a new girlfriend this season, and that’s bad news for Travis. Turns out pop’s new flame just so happens to be Trav’s photography teacher. Awkwardsauce!

Question: Any Private Practice scoop on Addison and Sam relationship? —Jacklyn
Although the season premiere picks up where the finale left off —with Pete in cardiac arrest — there will be a time jump later in the episode. And when everyone’s clocks are adjusted, Sam and Addison will be cohabitating (she moves in with him, not the other way around). Amelia, meanwhile, is now living in Addison’s crib.

Question: Has there been any talk about a House spinoff should the series end this season? —Jody
There has been talk, but it doesn’t seem to be going anywhere. “There have only been abstract discussions,” says network prez Kevin Reilly. “But I don’t really see anything happening.”

Question: Any House scoop about Wilson and House? —Aspen
In keeping with this season’s back-to-basics theme, series creator David Shore says he wants to get the Wilson-House relationship “back to the roots,” adding, “We’re getting them back to that fun relationship they had early on.”

Question: Thanks for the awesome Lisa Edelstein interview. Did she say whether her Good Wife character will lock horns with Alicia (Julianna Margulies)? —Stephanie
Given that she shares a romantic history with Alicia’s man Will, it’s very safe to say the two will clash. But don’t expect a confrontation right out of the gate. “In my first episode I have scenes with Julianna but they’re not one-on-one,” Edelstein tells me. “I have no idea where they’re going with it, but I’m sure there’s going to be something.” By the way, this isn’t the first time Edelstein and Margulies have shared the screen together. “I did the live episode of ER with her,” she notes of the reunion, one of three she has experienced so far on the Good Wife set. “The director of this episode is David Platt, who did a number of House episodes, and I did Sports Night with Josh Charles.”

Question: I need a Good Wife scoop. Please. —Will
Thanks for saying please. It goes a long way. (Not as long as cash bribes and/or Snapple deliveries and/or Amazon gift certificates, of course.) Exec producer Robert King confirmed TVLine’s scoop that Alicia’s brother Owen will be getting a boyfriend this season. “We wanted to [upend] the cliché of the gay brother on TV being neutered in some way,” he says. “They’re usually either celibate or they just broke up. You never see [a boyfriend]. But that’s not who Owen is.”

Question: Will Sarah be a famous playwright when Parenthood returns? —Adam
Not quite. “Her writing career is a little bit subdued for the first couple of episodes,” reveals Sarah’s alter ego, Lauren Graham. “But it’ll come back. I love that Sarah chose something that isn’t instantly gratifying or lucrative, particularly in the Bay Area. But that’s what art is. I like the potentially slow pace of that.” As it is, Sarah will have her hands full juggling the return of Mark (Jason Ritter) and the “loss” of  her daughter. “Amber [Mae Whitman] is moving out,” notes Graham, “and I really love how it’s handled, because I didn’t want to be a parent who was trying to make my kid feel bad. I’m independent, she’s independent. But it is an emotional moment.”

Question: Have any other spoilers about the new season of Bones? Please? I’m dying here! —Cassie
Mom-to-be Brennan and new-mom Angela finally have something to talk about besides unrequited romance, and Michaela Conlin couldn’t be happier. “There’s been a lot of scenes with the two of them talking about strollers and baby gear,” offers Angela’s portrayer. “I’m really glad that they’re getting a chance to talk about something other than Brennan and Booth getting together. Instead they’re talking about hormones, sleep patterns and names.” Conlin is also pleased that her onscreen son, Michael, is getting a nice chunk of screen time. “I like that we’re seeing the baby a bit,” she says. “I thought maybe he would just be in day care all season. It’s been fun for me to have a real, live child in my arms after so much talk about it.”

Question: There is a void in my life, and it has Parks and Recreation written all over it. Please fill it for me? — Sheryl
How’s about I let Jim O’Heir (Jerry) and Retta (Donna) do it for me? In the season premiere, she says, “We start off the minute the finale ended. But you don’t get to meet Tammy 1 until the second episode.” And if you think you’re excited about Patricia Clarkson’s arrival on the scene, you ain’t got nothin’ on Retta. “I was obsessed with Six Feet Under,” she shares. Anything Donna-centric to add? “I’m hoping I get a [Mercedes] upgrade to a newer year,” the actress jokes, in character. What about poor old Jerry? “I still have the wife and kids, and I’m still being picked on,” says O’Heir. Sorry I asked. I meant to ask about Leslie and Ben. “All the people out there who love Ben will go crazy in Episode 3. In a good way,” he teases. “He does some really lovely stuff.”

Question: Care to share some spoilers on It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia? —JD
I do care. For one, the FX comedy will take on child pageants à la Toddlers & Tiaras next season. “If you’re all for parading your kids around in bikinis, half-nude, then don’t watch our show,” warns Glenn Howerton (aka Dennis). Adds Charlie Day, “We will address the New Jersey shore and the people of the New Jersey shore in a way that has never been addressed before.” Also, watch for “a heart-warming episode with a baby funeral.”

Question: Is Marg Helgenberger really leaving CSI? I’m skeptical. —Diana
I was too. But then exec producer Carol Mendelsohn revealed that Catherine’s exit has already been woven into the fabric of Season 12 and I was made a believer. “The big arc that we have planned for the first 12 episodes is the arc that will take Catherine out,” she said. “And George [Eads] will be very big in that.”

Question: NCIS: LA scoop, merci beaucoup. —Amy
My Russian is terrible but I think you’re asking me for scoop about NCIS: LA. Well, exec producer Shane Brennan tells us that in an early Season 3 episode, “circumstances will dictate” a temporary shuffling of partners — “and they are not happy. People are like, ‘Really? I’m with him?'” Daniela Ruah, meanwhile, raves that the Sept. 20 season opener — which will play out in real time and in which “one of our favorite characters gets shot” — is “one of the fastest episodes I’ve ever read!”

Question: Do you have any hints on what’s to come on the new season of CSI: Miami? —Mayra
Ausiello: The show is taking a page from Dexter‘s warped playbook with a season-long arc about a sadistic serial killer who masquerades as a young, rich, extremely good-looking doctor. The psychopath’s gimmick? He tortures and kills his prey — typically prostitutes — inside his private ambulance. Good times.

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 Meg Masters and Vlada Gelman)

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  1. Bill says:

    Dont we already know the Lily and Marshall are having a son. Because in the episode where they all quit smoking Ted say Marshall quit smoking after the birth of his son.

    • Stacey says:

      I was thinking the very same thing!1

    • Courtney says:

      He quit smoking after the birth of his son. He could have more than one child, the first being a girl, and still quit after the birth of his son.


      • Christy says:

        I thought of that too. But I think it might confuse/anger people to see that he stopped smoking once he had a SON. Like that is the huge goal in life and a daughter is is not worth quitting for. Personally I might also think that the writers forgot if the baby is a girl.

        • Puff says:

          People who would think that are absolutly no idea how hard it is to quit smoking. How much time you can try and fail even with the bestest of the best motivation to quit (like having a child), before actually quitting for good.
          I am tired of people seeing hidden messages where there are nothing to see.

          • the Magic Dragon says:

            I don’t think Christy’s point was about anything other than how it might be perceived if Marshall has a daughter and then waits to quit smoking until he has a son. It IS a diss on his daughter.
            Nothing about how easy or hard it is to quit.

    • donna says:

      i think at one point one of the producers said that it doesn’t mean their son has to be their firstborn. so it could also be a daughter first and a son afterwards.

      • Beate says:

        I remember reading that somewhere, too. Could be that they just wanted to stay mysterious and that Lily’s baby is the son for whom Marshall quits smoking. If not, maybe they will give an explanation why Marshall quit for his son and not for his firstborn (because that is really mean somehow, but that’s unlikely, given that this show will probably end after season 8 and Lily can’t be pregnant all the time… I think the baby will be a boy and that the producers just did not want to give everything away so they still can make an episode about how the gang learns the gender and reacts to the news.

        • Philipp says:

          Ted never actually said Marshall “quit” smoking then but that he smoked his last cigarette the day his son was born. Doesn’t mean he smokes constantly until then, just that that is the last time he does.

      • Hannah says:

        Just want to agree that quitting something like smoking is incredibly hard. My Mum tried for years and when she found out she was pregnant with my younger sister she finally did. I am the third of four children so it doesn’t mean she loves us any less than our little sister, just means she struggled. I really want to see them have a little girl but will be happy either way and realistically just because they say he ‘smoked his last cigarette after his son was born’ doesn’t mean he did it solely for his son. He probably did it for himself and his family (which by that stage could consist of Lily, 4 daughters and their son).

        Also mistakes happen, it is possible that they originally wanted the baby to be a boy but then when they were filming the episode where they find out decided they wanted a girl instead. Or simply that they forgot they said that in the first place.

        anyway I am happy with either…..or both :P

    • Scott says:

      Ted didn’t say Marshall’s son was his first born.

      • Me says:

        Exactly. I am betting though there could be a chance that whatever the sex, it’ll go on to be revealed as one of Ted’s kids’ significant other.

      • Bob says:

        So the implication, as mentioned above, is that he’d quit for his second-born child, a son, instead of quitting for his first-born child, regardless of gender? Won’t win any Parent of the Year awards for that one!

    • jenna says:

      i’m confused about this ‘or next season…or season 14’ i thought the show was ending in 2 seasons?

      • madhatter says:

        The show only has a syndication deal through season 8, and given that the kids on the show are teenagers he has to meet the mom soon. That being said, there’s been no official announcement as to when it well end.

        • Lyndsey says:

          They filmed the finale shot with the kids years ago because of the age thing so technically they can go as long as they want.

          • Mohammad says:

            They can’t. It always says “The Year 2030″ so the kids ages would have to add up

          • Tego Livi says:

            They’ll probably say the kids are younger than the actors’ real ages (at the time their scenes were filmed). They seem to be playing high school aged, so there are a few years left. Plus, there could ba major time warp to give time for Josh Radnor to turn into Bob Saget.

          • smani says:

            Also, while they said the plan is to end with him meeting the mom, there is realy no reason we couldn’t see Ted dating the mom, marrying the mom, etc.

          • Philipp says:

            I think it should end when he MEETS her. That’s the basic premise, they should stick to it.
            And assuming the daughter is, say, 15, they need to have her in 2015, which means he’ll have to meet the mother in 2014 at the latest which would be season 9 (if there will be one, they got a 2 season pick-up this year, don’t mean they can’t get another one after season 8…)

  2. Jennifer says:

    YES!!!! Teddy and Henry fluffy goodness!! So happy about that :D. Though I have to disagree on the Alex/Izzie thing, I think he really loved her, but I think he sort of really really liked Addison as well (not as much as Izzie) but those two really cared for each other too. He just wasn’t ready then. :(

    • Christy says:

      I LOVED him with Addison (the “I’d notice” scene especially). She brought out this really sweet side of Alex that we almost never got to see. He could move to LA and join Private Practice…

      • Christy says:

        Oh and YAY for Henry/Teddy. Although the “a decent amount of time” worries me a little when he is sick :(

      • Jennifer says:

        Agreed. I bet shonda is going to kill Henry, because he’s like Denny, version 2. But even if she does have him die I bet it’ll be an amazing, heart-breaking episode that’ll have teddy breaking down and yelling (all very emotional) she’ll make all of the Grey’s fans remember why she’s so good at drama. As for Addie and Alex, I seriously wish they’d hook up again. Both their lives suck. And sam’s horrible to Addie. Her and Alex could have lovely little adopted children :)

      • Michelle says:

        I miss Addison and Alex SO MUCH. Karev needs to move to LA!

        • Jennifer says:

          Here I was thinking it was just me that still lived in their little world of denial. When it’s only me spamming shonda with Addie/Alex ideas, I think she gets the impression that I’m a little crazy :L

        • kim says:

          i loved addison-karev as well! Doesn’t hurt that that was when karev first started getting into pediatrics

        • bekki says:

          I am soooo happy I’m not the only one who thinks this! Addie and Alex are my OTP :( I’m so sad that Shonda Rhimes took so much time in building up their relationship and then just…ended it. It made absolutly no sense to me. and personally, I think Alex did love Izzie (and that’s why he let her go) and she’s what made him be able to feel that way towards others! I want my Addex back :(

          and I hate the idea of Addie and Sam living together. I mean, seriously, the guys a jerk! Alex should go to LA for his fellowship and give Addie a baby :D ahaha, they’d have super cute babies together!

          • bekki says:

            Also, I think Alex was in love with Addie, but loved Izzie. and it was because of Addie that he could feel that way towards Izzie

        • lipsticksocialism says:

          yes yes please!!!

        • Roma says:

          Alex/Addison will forever be my OTP! Shonda needs to realize how amazing they were together and how much they did for each other. Specially what Addison did for Alex.

          Either Alex moves to L.A. or Addison moves back to Seattle (which would be my dream come true, since the Private Practice Addison is a completely different character from the Grey’s Anatomy Addison, and just not AS awesome as she used to be).

      • Molly says:

        That’s a really good idea! I love Justin/Alex and would love to see him do a Private Practice crossover.

    • mae says:

      Wow Teddy and Henry! I’m so happy about that too.

  3. King says:

    As usual, CSI: Miami recycles the crap that has been done over and over again. I can’t believe people still care about this disaster.

  4. Taylor says:

    Thank you for confirming what show Nick Young (tapper from SYTYCD 8) auditioned for. I can’t wait to see the tap routine <3

  5. Rob says:

    We already know Marshall and Lily’s child is a boy. In the episode where they all try to quit smoking, narrator Ted says Marshall quit when his son was born. Know your HIMYM facts people.

    • Swarles says:

      Doesn’t mean he had a boy first. Could have had a girl and then a boy.

    • Joe says:

      um that doesnt mean its a boy. he never said he quit after his first child was born. he said after his son was born, they can have a girl but marshall still smoke every now and again and then whenever they do a flashforward they can show lily being knocked up again in like 2016 or something

    • tulip says:

      True they said Lily and Marshall have a son. But they never said their son is their first born. They could have a girl first…

      • Ethan says:

        So he didn’t quit because of his daughter but quit because of his son? Ok………

        • bkwrm says:

          Not necessarily. He could have tried to quit before the birth of his daughter but fell off the wagon so to speak and didn’t officially quit until his son was born. It doesn’t mean that he cared about his daughter less. Quitting is hard and when stress adds up, like first time parenthood, he could have lit up once or twice.

  6. ruby says:

    “However, we’ll find out if the bundle of joy has a ding-dong or a hoo-hah before then” we already know it’s a boy from the episode where they all were smoking , TED said Marshall stopped smoking the night his son was born and my guess is he means the 1st born

  7. Tessa says:

    *yaaaaaawwwwwnnnnnn* Michael, you call that a Glee scoop? So, what I’m guessing is Quinn is still a beyotch and extra choreography is going to be bestowed upon the Glee cast. Tisk, tisk, tisk.

  8. Moasey says:

    Thanks for the Lauren Graham piece. That show is so entertaining and I find myself kind of obsessed with the pairing of Graham and Whitman as mother and daughter!

    • Carula says:

      I agree. Love the show and love the pairing. And I feel like all Laurens´ fans left this site as Ausiello stopped to be her no.1 fan.lol

  9. Tessa says:

    *yaaaaaawwwwwnnnnnn* Michael, you call that a Glee scoop? So, what I’m guessing is Quinn is still a beyotch and extra choreography is going to be bestowed upon the Glee cast. Tisk, tisk, tisk.

  10. skybridge says:

    WTH, thought Hart Hanson and Stephen Nathan said it would NOT be all babytalk and diapers on Bones. Let’s get back to the crime show. Ugh

    • Eve says:

      I wonder if this will be like last season when Michaela would give scoops about her talks with Brennan and then they were cut from the episode when it aired.

      I hope they don’t go too much into the baby talk. I want Angela to get her spunk back.

  11. outforawalk says:

    It makes me happy to read about Baby Michael on Bones. Thanks for letting us know he isn’t going to be stuck in day care. I’ll admit I expected that to happen in the season premiere. Angela and Hodgins are just so adorable. It’s nice to have a relatively angst free ship going.

    • Wendy says:

      @outforawalk I agree. Dare I say it? I adore Hodgins/Angela *almost* more than I do Booth/Brennan. I think they are so damned romantic and sweet.

      • Dash says:

        I’ve always been a fan of their relationship! When they broke up a few years ago I was SO disappointed in Bones. They just seemed so right for each other!

  12. Somebody says:

    Why must Quinn always be ‘bad-girl’ I want her to act like a normal human being- not the monster she became last year. She has more ‘Groundhog’s Day’ syndrome than Rachel.

    I would LOVE to see Katherine Heigl back on Grey’s, and for Alex and she to get back together. <3

    Will love to hear Brennan and Angela on their newly mommas conversations.

    Is there ever an episode of NCIS: LA that isn’t fast? Can’t wait.

    • Ben says:

      I agree. Groundhog day syndrome is why I stopped watching Glee. Oh what that show could have been if it had embraced character development, other than, of course, the ‘I’m gay’ storylines, which managed to be developed with moving character development. If only all the characters and storylines showed as much permanent development and lesson learning as this one, the show might not have been pigeonholed as one-note.

    • Liv says:

      Quinn always had to be the bad girl because that is her character as Santana is mean. Quinn isn’t nice or a ‘good’ girl, she has her moments like every harsh character on TV. I understand character development is needed but realistically teenagers dont change personalities and mature drastically in two years (season one to season two, freshmen to sophmores). I think that Quinn being a “bad girl” is a way for them to have Quinn get held back, maybe she does something to keep her from graduating. Most importantly people rarely change especially as teenages who are VERY wishy washy with who they are and what they want to be, so although the Glee characters may grow up and develop, Quinn being a bad girl, Puck being a bad boy, Santana being mean, Rachel being ambitious ect. will always be apart of their “character”.

      • Deanna says:

        I’ve never thought of Quinn as a “bad girl”. That would be Santana’s role. Yes, she cheated, but how come no one remembers that at the time, her boyfriend was going on dates and making out with the school nerd. That’s enough to make an already insecure girl (Lucy Caboosey) feel even worse, isn’t it? I can’t blame her for taking Puck up on his offer to give her a little attention. That hardly makes Quinn a “bad girl”. She made a mistake. She’s human.

        So for that reason, I am really hoping that this “returns to her bad girl ways” bit is implying her getting back together with Puck.

        • Liv says:

          I see what your saying. I think the writers want us to think Quinn is a bad girl from her previous actions. Yes, Finn kissed Rachel in the school auditorium but he didn’t persue that relationship while he was with Quinn. I know he kissed Rachel a second time at the bowling alley but technically she kissed him and he was using her anyways. Quinn had sex with Puck (Finn’s best friend at that) and produced a child, then lied to Finn pretending it was his (even though they never had sex, ahh Glee) and was really mean to him until the truth was revealed. I have to admit though, I never saw Quinn as the typical bad girl nor do I see Santana like that, I think they’re just mean girls. I didn’t like the Lucy Caboosey storyline, if she knows how she use to be and how it feels to be really insecure then I don’t understand he bullying of Rachel (yeah, I know Quinn may feel as though she’s jealous of Rachel accepting herself rather than changing it). But overall, YES. I always wanted Quinn and Puck together and I hope the reincarnation of Shelby and Beth will push them together. Quick!

          • Deanna says:

            But I think Quinn had reasons for everything she did, she didn’t do it simply out of spite, like Santana would have. Yes, Quinn lied to Finn, but she was a terrified, pregnant sixteen year old who – correctly – assumed that her parents would “burn her at the stake” if/when they found out. Not to mention that she would likely become the laughing stock of the school and lose her popularity and reputation that she had so carefully crafted over the previous two years. The poor girl was probably stressed beyond belief. She wasn’t lying to Finn to hurt him. If anything, she was lying to keep from hurting him. She clearly says that to Terri when Terri was pressuring her to give her the baby. So yes, while Quinn might not have handled the situation correctly, she was a scared young girl. There was no ill will intended. At least that is the way I see it.

            As for her bullying of Rachel, Quinn knew well what would make her popular and what wouldn’t and she knew that associating with people like Rachel would not put her at the top of the social chain. Was that selfish and wrong of her? Yes, but again, she has reasons. Even more so when you add in the Lucy storyline, which I happened to love.

            At least we agree on the Quinn/Puck reunion, though! I’ve been DYING without that pairing. :)

          • Liv says:

            I agree with you about Quinn lieing to Finn not to hurt him. But I don’t think she slept with Puck with a valid reason, I think she was being selfish. At the time she didn’t know about Rachel and Finn and even IF she knew about a kiss they shared losing your virginity to your boyfriend best friend is a little drastic even though Quinn is a knee-jerk person.

            I also agree with your reason to why Quinn bullies/bullied Rachel but I also think she was jealous of her all along because of her “talk” with Rachel in the auditorium in Original Song and because of their “confrontation” in Prom Queen. Rachel seems to know who she is and what she wants and Quinn seems to be the opposite.

            Ahhh, YES QUICK. Let me tell you, I’m still bitter about how they played out. I mean cmon Puck told Quinn he loved her in the season 1 finale then season 2 starts and its like *poof* never happened.

      • Kacey says:

        Quinn is graduating, it’s already been confirmed by DA. Plus she’s not just the “mean girl” but she’s written in such a schizophrenic way, that’s why they always have to clarify it. You never know which Quinn is going to show up.

  13. Bee says:

    see. this is why ABC needs to speak w. the grey’s cast already and stop stalling. if this is alex’s last season, they should be planning ahead and trying to find a way to get katherine heigl back for a bit. then they can re-unite before he leaves and all that.

  14. lorna says:

    ughh i hate sam and addison. noo chemistry whatsoever. they were better off as friends.

  15. Janine says:

    No Castle scoop?!?! Nooooo.

  16. Ben says:

    Is Bonita Frederiecy no longer a regular on Chuck??? :(

    • panda says:

      I don’t think it has been confirmed if Bonita has be downgraded. I imagine her role might be slightly reduced but not much. I know it had been mentioned though that she’ll still be helping out Team B occasionally. Either way, I’m excited for the new Castle!

  17. kevin says:

    How come someone rule out the scoop on Parenthood and the fact Minka Kelly maybe done with the show now that she moving on to do Charlie’s Angels? :(

  18. mes says:

    I don’t want Marg to leave but I’m glad they have her exit planned

  19. Gemma says:

    BEN DOES SOME REALLY LOVELY STUFF?! I presume this “stuff” is for Leslie… I seriously cannot wait for new parks and rec!

    • tvnut014 says:

      AGREED. I also hope this stuff is for Leslie! They are so freaking cuuuuuuuuuuute. <3 I prefer them WAY more to Leslie/Mark. Also, can't wait to see Mark and Ben meeting up (possibly). lol

  20. JohnDoe says:

    I’m getting bored of scoop on the same shows, I mean 4 straight Grey’s Anatomy scoops…blah.

  21. Amy says:

    Everything Justin Chambers has said since the TCAs have just been wonderful. He’s a really classy guy and he, like Patrick Dempsey when it comes to MerDer, has always been in the corner of his long term TV couple Izzie/Alex and you know he means it. He has always talked of his solid friendship with Katherine Heigl and I love that he gives the fans hope (even if he and we as fans can’t be certain). I hope it works out the way he wants it to for fans. He gives them hope like Patrick Dempsey always speaks for the concerns of MerDer fans, are on their side and give them hope. With each interview with Justin Chambers this week, I’ve come out of it more excited to see him in this season of Grey’s Anatomy. Hope all works out for Alex and for Alex and Meredith’s friendship. I hate to see their friendship broken. Thank you for the wonderful comments from Justin Chambers and the Grey’s Anatomy scoop!

    • Rax says:

      You have summed up every thing i wanted to say pretty well, Amy! But All the Izzex shippers still are hopeful that they would once more see Alex and Izzie together.. Grey wants a rating booster? I bet Heigl’s return (in some crazy scenario) is a guaranteed way!

    • Lumos says:

      I would love to see Heigl come back to give Alex and Izzie a proper send off. It’s most likely his last season and even if they really try (which they won’t) – they won’t come up with another relationship for Alex that could be as meaningful as Alex/Izzie.

  22. :) says:

    Really glad to hear that House and Wilson will go back to their fun relationship. They butchered it so bad in season 7.

    • Joe says:

      Sadly, House and Wilson aren´t funny together since season 5. Season 6 was so over the top that made me hate Wilson and his antics.

      • AJ says:

        No, they aren’t funny anymore, and trying to make them funny now after what they did the last half of S7 ignores the obvious problem. Wilson was friends with Cuddy, in many ways closer to her than with House because he could get sympathy, care and support from her that he couldn’t get from House. Wilson was not pleased with the pummeling of Cuddy, and he kept trying to get House to deal with his feelings. For House to deal with it through violence should not be ok with Wilson. They have been ruining that bromance for quite some time. Negating what was done so they can have fun again only proves the extreme fail of S7 and doesn’t say much for S8.

  23. Ben says:

    Yes, let’s get House and Wilson back to the basics. Ignore the fact your friend almost ran you over with a car and crashed into an occupied House because he needed to feel better. You’d be more inventive to keep them apart, but then you wouldn’t be able to further destroy these characters. This boys-will-be-boys approach to a violent act is offensive. And I’m a man! WTF were they thinking in the first place? What they should do is show Wilson beating the sh#t out of House. I’m as offended at the portrayal of men as I am at the blatant mysogny that women are complaining about. What happened to this show? And if DS wanted to go back to the roots, he should have done it before taking it down this route. Now, it’s too late. House cannot logically and smartly deal with moral/ethical issues when he’s so out of balance. It’s disgusting.

    • James says:

      I miss House and Wilson, but to try to take them back to the fun relationship is to ignore this mess they shoved down our throats in S7. If one of my friends ever did that to one of my other friends, there’d be hell to pay. A fun bromance was a great thing to see, but to try to take it back to that after this violence is an affront. I loved Hilson, but this is bad. What they call taking them back to their roots is more like destroying the foundation of this friendship. They did damage to every relationship with that finale and to make Wilson the pu$$y that supports him after what he’s done just means they are destroying this relationship just like they did the with the Huddy thing.

      • Admir says:

        I’m glad the MEN are speaking up! This group doesn’t have a clue what damage they did in that finale. If they don’t show a strong reaction from Wilson, they ruin his character too. But, that’s what they do best. Destory their own characters. In the end, no one will be recognizable.

        • Chip says:

          First time I’ve ever posted, but I am joining with you in saying it’s time for the men to speak up. I am offended at the way they’ve portrayed both House and Wilson, and this idea that they will go back the fun ignores the elephant in the room. I don’t like it.

          • Dani says:

            As a woman can I just say thank God you guys have spoken up. Pandora’s box has well and truly been flung open with regards to this show and it’s like watching a comedy of errors seeing them trying to put the lid back on.

            I’m not sure what they’re going for with the the Hilson bromance now: Itchy and Scratchy? I wasn’t happy with the how they’ve utilised RSL for a couple of season now, aside from how they wrote House and Cuddy’s relationship, but from around ep 16 onwards it felt like I was watching Jackass…

            Anyway thanks again guys. It’s good to know you found it as vile as a lot of us female fans did.

        • Mike says:

          It’s horrid, really. The are making a mockery of these two characters by not properly exploring the impact of what House did and simply returning them to fun. I shouldn’t be surprised since Shore hasn’t really explored anything in along time. He just talks about it and doesn’t perform. Guess they’ll turn these guys gay next as a pacifier and disregard history in this story, aw well. Wilson should kick his a$$.

      • Mark says:

        My wife just read me these comments so I thought I’d add my voice. The finale su#k@ed! Come on! The crash was not cool. It was the act of a pathetic crackjob, not the inappropriate, but somehow noble House. If Wilson doesn’t continue to force some accountability and cut him off, they will have officially destroyed this bromance and completely halted any chance of saving House. This fun is not fun.

        • Unguibus says:

          As egregious as House’s actions were in the finale, Wilson’s actions at the end of Wilson’s heart were just as bad. The two are friends inspite of the way they treat each other. As a woman, I can’t understand how it’s okay to vilify House but condone Wilson. Neither are a real catch.

          And really, at the end of the day, it’s just a TV SHOW. These people don’t exist in real life. They wouldn’t cut it as doctors. Come on folks! Please put everything in perspective.

          • James says:

            Who says we didn’t speak up against Wilson in the past? It’s not as if I am “villifying” House. I am speaking my opinion about the S7 finale and upcoming S8. I spoke about S4 in the past too. Comments are allowed about this TV show, which is what we’re discussing. And I stand by my comments about this fictional show that we are discussing.

    • @Ben and James says:

      Everything you said – my sentiments exactly. Thanks for speaking up about it.

  24. katsky says:

    That Teddy-Henry scoop really really made me happy. They are “madly” in love. Wiiiiiii! But I have to agree with that previous comment that “decent amt of time” is scary. Don’t dare kill him Shonda! Keep him! The Teddy Henry thing is the best that happened in the finale and I must say the best in ages on Grey’s. The only reason why I’m still watching. Madly in love too, with this couple.

    • Camille says:

      Agree. I hope Scott stays on Grey’s Anatomy. Teddy and Henry are such adorable couple. And I love the chemistry between Kim raver and Scott Foley.

    • Nikki says:

      Maybe he just won’t be recurring after a few episodes and we’ll see him occationally cause there’s really not any room for ANOTHER character, especially one that’s not a doctor.

    • Aussie says:

      thought the teddy/henry story was sweet and innocent for finale and it will continue into s8, saw the pic scott foley tweeted of him and kim raver awwww! while the decent amount of time is concerning henry does have diabetes ok be a first i’ve heard someone dying from it so damn quick lol so keep the happiness at least til the end.

      • Angel says:

        I’m hoping for a miracle. I hope Henry gets well. I love their story. Sorry Izzie and Denny fans but I like Teddy and Henry more.

    • bekki says:

      I think it might just mean that it’s because he isn’t a regular, so we see a decent amount of him. it doesn’t necessarily mean that he’s going to die. I hope Shonda doesn’t do that, cos then she’s just copying Season 2!

  25. Jenna says:

    Excited about Grey’s Anatomy Season 8. And thank you for that Teddy & Henry scoop. I hope Scott Foley will stay on Grey’s. Can’t wait for S8!

  26. Wendy says:

    I have no issue with Brennan and Angela talking about their lives as they now are: let’s face it. Kids are now a PART of their lives. I don’t think this means they will take over, but I think it would also be damned unrealistic if they NEVER talk about them. After all, Angela is now a mom and her best friend is also about to be a mom; something in common. I see nothing wrong with a chat about it. No one talks work 24/7.

  27. Linda says:

    Parks & Rec rules the world. ’nuff said.

  28. Kiki says:

    So wait, is Kim Raver actually admitting that Owen never had feelings for Teddy? Was the triangle of doom just a figment of our (her)imagination? Maybe Season 6 was all a dream. Let’s just say I erased that nightmare from my mind (and my DVR).

    • Patty says:

      I think what she meant was reciprocating the love in a way that they both know that their love is being reciprocated. Teddy and Owen did had feelings for each other while in the army but they kept it to themselves.

  29. Hallie says:

    Hey, Mike! Thanks for TGW and the Bones scoopage. Looking forward to those two shows this season. And I’m looking forward to seeing Lisa Edelstein on TGW. Her character sounds cool. :)

  30. dee123 says:

    “Take Catherine out” She’s as good as dead then.

  31. Renee says:

    Looking forward to NCIS LA.

    • lil jo says:

      Yes, but really another of the main characters get shot??? Please, G then the guy they killed off (sorry forgot his name) then Dekes last season. What does one character a season need to be shot. Is there something in the contract.

      Can’t we at least have a stabbing, or maybe an explosion?

    • Suncatcher says:

      Sounds like Kensi will get shot – forcing G and Sam to work with Dekes. Daniela above gave us a clue? Saying “…one of the fastest episodes I’ve ever read!” (Cause she’s in a hospital with no lines to say)? My money’s on Kensi.

  32. Kimberly says:

    So is Wilson going to supplying House his Vicodin again? Or is he just letting House continue to steal his prescription pad? Neither one of these things makes sense, so how are they supposed to “go back” to how they were in earlier seasons? Is the audience supposed to forget the last 7 seasons – and the last episode where Wilson cut off House? I know David Shore thinks “people don’t change” – but they should learn SOMETHING in 7 years. I think the audience is learning that they should drop this show, becuase it doesn’t sound like anyone is going to force House to confront his many, many issues.

    • Dani says:

      As time goes on Shore seems to lean more and more towards the sitcom format where nobody learns anything and amnesia is mandatory (perhaps in the writers’ room too).

      I wonder what animal based capers we can expect this season.

    • Paula says:

      I think they have to go through a long path before hanging out together again. I agree with every comment here. The finale s*cked, and the car crash didn’t make sense to me. But I think that what they meant was that, after dealing with everything they have to deal after the crash, they are going to be friends again. Which makes sense to me, because they are best friends; and it’s what you usually do in a friendship: forgive and put up with all the sh*t they had done.

      • Dani says:

        I get what you’re saying, but friendships do evolve and even wither. Saying that they are going to basically go back to the ‘fun’ relationship of the past ignores that and negates the gravity of what happened in the finale. Whenever writers say that they are ‘going back’ to something it always sounds like a. they know they’ve messed up and b. there’s a vacuum of ideas.

  33. krista says:

    Regarding House and Wilson…About bloody time!

    • Hyacinth says:

      That’s what I thought, too! I might finally be able to come back to this show if Wilson isn’t going to be a girly Huddy!Whisperer for a change. The writers DO have to address House’s destructive act before things can go back to a “fun relationship.” House must show genuine remorse for what he did.

  34. Alice says:

    Glee: About Quinn geting back in touch with her inner bad girl , hope it is against the new mean girls on the show, standing up for the New Direction kids, now with Shelby there, and maybe Beth, and Quinn/Puck reunion.

  35. Sarah J. says:

    Um…Michael..you do realize that “merci beaucoup” is French (not Russian) for ‘thank you very much’?
    Thanks again for all this articles.
    Trying to read the spoilers for the shows I don’t watch and trying not to read the ones that I do watch. hehe Let’s see how long that lasts.

  36. bruna says:

    great news about The Good Wife! thx, Ausiello!

  37. Samantha says:

    Well I guess I’m officially done with GA and PP. They both sound like they’ll be a bore! I’m over them now. MerDer,Alex, Cristina and Cooper/Charlotte aren’t enough anymore. I hate Addisam, couldn’t care less about Teddy and as usual nm will go on with Alex… Good riddance. It was nice while it lasted.

  38. Mohammad says:

    They can’t. It always says “The Year 2030” so the kids ages would have to add up

  39. Dylan says:


  40. Paul says:

    Nice to know that the writing for Quinn remains as one-dimensional as ever.

  41. O says:

    It seems I’ll quit watching Private Practice. I can’t stand Sam and Addison as a couple and as it seems they’re very much going to be one since moving in together. Shame! :(

  42. Sally says:

    Thanks for the Once Upon a Time scoop and yay for more House and Wilson! Back to the basics sounds great!

  43. Kathie says:

    Thanks for the scoop on Parks & Rec.

  44. JD says:

    thanks for answering my Always Sunny question Ausiello! As a native of the Jersey Shore (don’t judge me, i went to college in NC and never went back), i CANNOT WAIT to see that episode.

  45. Danny says:

    Come on! Give me a real Once upon a time scoop !

  46. Ugh says:

    Jesus, you guys should just rename this website GleeNews….

    • Suncatcher says:

      @UGH! I swear, I was JUST gonna write exactly what you did here!

      TVLINE.COM! Is Glee the ONLY news fit to print here these days???
      Go look at your home page. Over 50% of this site is all about Glee! Can you write something for those of us who never watch that show, please? There’s a lot of us out here… Woof.

  47. eviltwit says:

    Strollers and baby gear talk on Bones? Gah. Shoot me now. Hope there’s not too much of that!

    • Suncatcher says:

      Totally agree! I never tuned in to Bones to see babies. Turning into a bloomin’ soap!

      • eviltwit says:

        Seriously. I don’t think I’m going to be able to stand too much of that. I hope they don’t make Cam all baby crazy and go all pathetic, wanting a baby just because the other women are doing it. Ugh. I love Bones, but I hope I don’t hate this next season.

  48. AC says:

    Can’t wait! I’m excited to see Teddy and Henry on Season 8. They’re so adorable. They are the best that happened on S7. They must end up happy Shonda! It can’t be that a doctor will always end up with a fellow doctor.

  49. Reese says:

    Before, Grey’s Anatomy was just a show I watch but now because of Teddy and Henry it became my favorite show.

  50. cindy says:

    Thanks for the House/wilson scoop!! House season8 will rock!! :D