Ask Ausiello: Spoilers on Glee, Gossip Girl, Grey's, Castle, SVU, Bones, Community and More!

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Question: Will Quinn be meeting her daughter soon on Glee? —Cindy
Considering the fact that Idina Menzel (a.k.a. the kid’s adoptive mother, Shelby) is returning for a major arc, I think it’s probably a safe bet that Quinn (and possibly baby daddy Puck) will cross paths with their daughter at some point. But the $1 million dollar question is whether the inevitable reunion will awaken any maternal feelings in the teen mom. If the buzz I heard at Sunday’s Emmys is to be believed, it will. And my guess is that can only mean one thing: Quinn’s going to want her baby back baby back baby back.

Question: Any scoop about Glee‘s Karofsky? —Dalanda
He’s baaaaaack! Or at least he will be come late October, when Kurt has a very awkward run-in with him at a [SPOILER ALERT] gay bar.

Question: I am still dying after watching the season premiere of Castle. Please give us some spoilers on upcoming episodes! —Cheryl
As if his issues with Beckett weren’t enough to keep him up at night, Castle is going to have his hands full with another woman in his life this season: daughter Alexis. “She’s testing the limits — and where we take her in the next couple of episodes allows her to push the limits even more,” previews series creator Andrew W. Marlowe. “It was always my intent to have Alexis be a good girl and not do anything crazy — we don’t expect her to become a drug addict — but we do get to see that [father/daughter friction] and other issues that she’s wrestling with. She’s at an age where girls struggle with their identity and with relationships, so we have all of that material to play with.”

Question: Any Castle scoop? As much as I love Beckett and Castle, I’d love some news on anything relating to Ryan and Esposito. —Mere
“This season there is going to be a ‘boys night’ episode [airing Nov. 7],” reveals Jon Huertas (aka Esposito). “Castle and Esposito probably want to show Ryan a good time before he gets ‘locked up’ [in marriage]!” So, where might the guys go for their manly merriment? “Atlantic City isn’t that far from New York,” Huertas hints, “so I imagine we’d try to go there and see how dirty we can get.”

Question: I’m a “Dair” fan, I must admit. Do you have an scoopage on my favorite Gossip Girl storyline? —Nova
I’m hearing rumblings about a second kiss early in the season, but I don’t know when it occurs or what the context is. But does it really matter? A kiss is still a kiss.

Question: I’m still in denial that Chris Meloni is not returning to Law & Order: SVU. Do you have any more intel on how Stabler’s absence will be addressed? —Kim
In an early scene of Wednesday’s premiere, it’s mentioned that he’s “still out.” And because of ongoing developments regarding the shooting he was involved in, it is said that he will have to jump through “a lot of hoops” if he wants to return to the job. (And by the way, that’s a big “if.”) It all leads to one of Mariska Hargitay’s most gut-wrenching scenes ever.

Question: When is Cougar Town returning? —Poonam
Best case scenario sounds like November, per Bill Lawrence. Worst case scenario is January. (Fingers crossed the BCS wins out.) Meanwhile, a little casting scooplet to tide you over: Relative newcomer Briga Heelan has been cast as the very young woman Grayson (unwittingly) impregnated years ago. As I reported in last week’s AA, mother and daughter will be sticking around for quite a few episodes, which means Jules may want to consider trading Big Carl in for a 10-gallon IV drip.

Question: What’s the latest on Netflix or Syfy picking up The Event and doing a wrap-up miniseries? Have you heard anything new in the rumor mill?  —Eric
Event leading man (and current Parenthood star) Jason Ritter told me Sunday at Entertainment Tonight’s post-Emmy bash that the project still has a pulse. “I’m waiting to get a phone call either way,” he said. “[Producers] Nick Wauters and Steve Stark are still talking to people and trying to get it done. Every cast member I’ve talked too is interested. And I personally would love to at least finish that story up.”

Question: Any Parenthood scoop concerning Sarah and Mark? I love them together! —Mimi
Well, then you might not like what I’m about to tell you: There’s trouble ahead, and it involves the return of Sarah’s ex, played by John Corbett. “She’s trying to balance Mark and her new life with this man that she has very complicated feelings for,” Ritter explains of Corbett’s Seth. “This is the father of her children and she loves him in certain ways. But she also wants to start anew, and she’s not sure that Mark can take on everything that’s in her life. It’s really interesting. It’s that great thing that Parenthood does. It’s not overly dramatic. It’s just real life.”

Question: I am dying for some Justified scoop. Got any? —Dayna
Boyd Crowder is so over playing Mr. Nice Guy. According to portrayer Walton Goggins, the old Boyd “will be back in full [in Season 3], and he will probably be in trouble sooner rather than later. There is no more shyness or healing to Boyd Crowder.”

Question: Modern Family! Scoop me, Ausiello! —Jason
This November, the Emmy-winning comedy will introduce viewers to a little phenomenon known as Pumpkin Chunkin. “It’s when you take a pumpkin, attach a bungee cord and send it flying,” explains Nolan Gould (Luke) of the unusual competition, which serves as the centerpiece of the show’s Thanksgiving episode. “I’m on the [team] with Julie Bowen, Ed O’Neil and Jesse Tyler Ferguson. They call us The Dream Squashers… and the rest of them are The Visionaries. We’re the Squashers because we don’t believe that they can chunk a pumpkin. They say they can throw it across a football field and a few of us are like, ‘Nuh-uh.'”

Question: So, are we getting a Bones midseason finale à la the In Plain Sight Season 4 finale? You know, Mary, the very last scene, a long hiatus… —Amanda
If you’re asking me whether Brennan will go into labor in this season’s sixth episode (the last one before the break), the answer is no. Although exec producer Stephen Nathan says the episode serves to both “introduce the new serial killer and feature another event with Booth and Brennan,” said event is not pregnancy-related. David Boreanaz confirmed as much to me Sunday at the Emmys when he divulged that the episode will reveal where Booth and Brennan will be living. “It’s very funny,” he said. “It’s not your normal place.”

Question: I heard Angela’s dad is returning to Bones this season. Got any scoop? —Anne
Billy Gibbons is back for an episode “to see his grandson,” confirms Nathan. “He comes in at a very difficult time for Hodgins and Angela: The baby doesn’t sleep, and they don’t want to keep the baby up any more than the baby already is up.”


Question: Any update on the return of Robin Sparkles on How I Met Your Mother? —Gayle
No news on the Sparkles front, but exec producer Carter Bays tells TVLine that this season’s 10th episode features “a very funny song that [co-creator] Craig Thomas  wrote. The less I say about it the better.”

Question: Is Community planning any memorable event-type episodes this season? —Tammy
One would argue that every episode of Community is a memorable event, no? This week’s season premiere — featuring some kind of mysterious musical sequence — certainly sounds like it has the potential to be an instant classic. “I wanted to start the season with something special,” teases series creator Dan Harmon of the musical interlude. “And it represents an important part of the story — it’s not just there for flash. The best way to perceive that scene is as a surprise, it’s that good. It’s really just a quick snippet, but it’s fun.”

Question: Any Season 3 Community scoop? —Chris
Harmon is making good on his promise to show viewers more of the Greendale gang’s home life. In this season’s seventh episode, we’ll again visit Annie’s creepy apartment building. Why creepy? Because her landlord is a freak show and the first floor of her building is a porn palace.

Question: Do we know what brings Jackson’s mother to Grey’s Anatomy? —Cary
We do, and it’s gonna make you giggle. Mama Avery (played by Debbie Allen) shows up at Seattle Grace to perform a — pause for dramatic effect — penis transplant. Not surprisingly, there’s a long line of residents fighting hard to get in on the surgery, but the competition is stiff.

Question: I’m so excited for the new season of The Good Wife to start! Please tell me you have something new and juicy to tide me over until Sunday! —Christine
Glenn Childs will be back! Titus Welliver’s ousted State’s Attorney returns in Episode 7, at which point we’ll learn that the little weasel has a new job — at the Dept. of Justice.

Question: I’d like some scoop on The Middle, the most underrated show on TV. —Carlos
Axl is converting to Judaism! In an attempt to avoid taking a Spanish exam, he tells his teacher he’s Jewish and can’t attend school because he’s observing “The Schmala.” (That reminds me of the time in middle school when I stabbed myself in the eye with a pencil in order to get home in time for Bo and Hope’s wedding. Ah, memories.)

Question: Just wanted to thank you for answering my Nikita question in last week’s Ask Ausiello. —Siobhan
You’re welcome! There’s another scoop coming your way! You know how Nikita faked her death to escape Division way back when? Well, exec producer Craig Silverstein tells us that a Season 2 episode will take us back to “the actual mission she did it on, and the consequences it left behind for another agent.” Something tells me this is the other agent he speaks of.

That’s a wrap! Please send questions, comments, and anonymous tips to askausiello@tvline.com. Also, you can keep track of my scoops on Twitter via @MichaelAusiello. Thanks for playing! (Additional reporting by Meg Masters and Vlada Gelman)

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  1. Wrenn says:

    I watch GG on occasion season 1-3 but watched most of season 4. I didn’t know the ship wars were so crazy. I guess every fandom has them.

    I’m looking forward to Dair scenes. I know they won’t be endgame because I’ve been in a fandom where if the fandom is the loudest they got what they wanted regardless if harmed the characters’ development.

    It would be funny that instead of Dan dreaming about kissing Blair. Blair was having dreams about kissing Dan or its a flashback sequence from Blair’s POV and that’s the reason we never got to see the aftermath of the first Dair kiss.

  2. Sienna says:

    Blair is having Chuck’s baby so I know they will be back together forever!

  3. Tiff says:

    Pretty sure the Dair kiss will be a dream, but I can’t wait to see it. I’m only looking forward to Dans book story; as well as Serena’s LA life when GG comes back. Nate is eye candy so I’ll watch him regardless the story.

  4. dina says:

    I’m just ready to see chuck and blair grow back to each other.

  5. Brandy says:

    Blair and Chuck are my crack! I want them!

  6. Melanie says:

    You’d think from the spamming from Gossip Girl’s fans that anyone cared about this show or the suck ass couple war.

    Thank you Aussie for the scoops!!

  7. KellyRuth says:

    I look forward to Blair and Chuck this season,not this other stuff…if you want to call it that.

  8. Caitlin says:

    Wow, this makes me glad I quit GG in S4, sounds like its really gone downhill. I might watch the finale if theres a Chair wedding or something.

    Thanks for the scoop on Glee and Modern Family! :)

    • Stephanie says:

      I’m glad I quit too. If they got so desperate as to hook Dan up with Blair, man, they must have nothing else to write. I always like Blair and Chuck but the show got so bad in season 3 and 4.

    • dx says:

      Have you even seen how much chemistry Dan and Blair have…
      There were 2 and a half chair seasons where the show was going downhill.

      • Staphanie says:

        You won’t ever convince me of that. Dan was my least favorite when I watches and Blair was my favorite,then Chuck. Obviously GG ran out of ideas and went against who the characters are. I don’t intend to watch since that seems to be the case.

        • Lee says:

          No. GG writers just realised that Chair ran their course and got crazy boring in S3.
          Dan and Blair are not a result of running out of ideas but more like a coming up with a new, fresh and genius idea- finally!
          What is it going to take for you to realise that?

  9. GGSUCKS says:

    Man, I just want Chuck and Blair dumb writers

  10. Disastrous says:

    Omg! Yes! The Event! Please, when you get word on whether or not it’ll be back I HAVE TO KNOW! Thanks

  11. marta says:

    I think Gossip Girl just lost a viewer. I have been waiting and watching for Chair to be back and now I have just wasted my time. Good Bye, bad show!

  12. OrangeCounty says:

    So many Gossip Girl comments. Hm, I think Chair is the winner for couples on that show :)

  13. noel says:

    Dair’s just not right at all. I was going to watch Gossip Girl to see if Chuck knocked up Blair but forget that!

  14. kendellStill says:

    I’d rather like to know when Blair will get back with Chuck.

  15. Lisha says:

    I hated Gossip Girl so much with that Dan and Blair silliness last season,so please tell me what episode this is so I can avoid it. Blair belongs with Chuck and I hope she’s smart enough to get that.

  16. SanDiegofan says:

    Blair is supposed to be with Chuck!

  17. Grace says:

    Thanks for the Glee scoop!!!!

    It seems Dair is turning people away from GG, writers take the hint! I think I’ll stop watching now!

    • CariB says:

      I turned away from Gossip Girl when they started pushing dair and not Chuck and Blair anymore.

      I’m a Gleek though! i love that show!

  18. calie says:

    I wanna see Chuck and I wanna see Chuck and Blair.

  19. mel says:

    Wow, people seriously fight this much over GG couples? I’ve only seen maybe half the episodes, but it seems pretty obvious Chuck and Blair are going to end up together.

    Anyways, I’m still in mourning over Chris Meloni :(

  20. nicole says:

    No guys, Blair is clearly going to have Chuck’s baby, on the CW, she is going to become a mom at the age of 20 and he will finally propose to her! Unfortunately, he plans it on the top of the Eiffel Tower, she shows up five minutes late, and during that five minutes Chuck finds another blonde to sleep with. Blair is devastated, Chuck turns the blame on her, she’s upset, Chuck doesn’t care, until something goes wrong for him and he goes crawling back to her without apologizing. And the baby cries with his manpain or something, because a baby can’t be complete without his/her father being abusive towards his mother. I mean, seriously, think of all the GG-patented scandalous storylines that could be done with a BABY.

    This is what I want to watch next season and every season after that!~~~~~ xoxo

    • sidney says:

      I believe that….not.

      Sorry, haters this show has clearly been written for Chuck and Blair.

      • nicole says:

        That may be true. Chuck and Blair may be endgame, Chuck may be redeemed, and even though it can be argued that he could never deserve Blair after everything he’s done for her, they may end up together in the end with their true ~happiness.

        But if that’s true, why can’t we have a nice little Dair arc while Chuck is redeeming himself? Fans and media outlets alike have received this storyline with a generally positive reaction. Chuck and Blair already had four seasons – let’s give this new writing a try first, and see where the show takes it.

        • nicole says:

          “after everything he’s done for her” that should be *TO* her, whoops. He hasn’t done much for her lately, besides making major life decisions for her in an act of ~sacrifice

          • Aster says:

            Dude, Chill! I’m with NYForever and one thing that has remained true and constant about the show is Chuck and blair loving each other and wanting each other. Some are rather disenchanted after last season so just let them be already.

            Add me to the people mourning Meloni on SVU. That’s going to be really hard to watch from here on out.

        • NYforever says:

          Because people don’t like musical partners on shows? Are you really asking that question? For real?

          • nicole says:

            Did you see that episode in the first season where Blair slept with Chuck right after she broke up with Nate? And when Serena and Nate slept together while he was still dating Blair? And when Serena couldn’t decide between Dan and Nate this season? And when Chuck slept with Jenny, and Eva, and Raina, and everyone else? And…

            peace out, I’m going to sleep. Gossip Girl is all about musical partners.

  21. Willa says:

    I can’t believe Meloni isn’t going to be on SVU anymore, really not great news for this SVU fan. It just won’t be the same anymore.

    I used to watch Gossip Girl as a guilty pleasure but the writing got really terrible really fast. I’ll always have a fond place in my heart for Chuck and Blair and would tune in if they got married in the finale.

  22. Amy says:

    you’re right, every episode of Community is a memorable event.. i was thinking which would be my most favorite episode of the series but i couldn’t decide on a single one.. i’m really looking forward to season 3

  23. tikilove says:

    My internet access this summer has been spotty at best and while I’ve been trying to keep up, it hasn’t always happened. Did we ever find out who the “diva getting the boot on a show” blind item was? I never saw it and it has been driving me crazy for months.

  24. Nelly says:

    Yet another try to make the general audience stop watching Gossip Girl.
    DB kiss? BORING…Another awkward moment? And here I thought the show was about OMFG moments….Lame.

  25. NYforever says:

    Go Blair and Chuck!

  26. kat says:

    Partial to CHAIR myself but don’t hate DAIR. Just want 2 know who’s preggers n for d wedding 2 b off..

  27. Catlyn says:

    Love that we’ll get a Dair kiss on GG. Hope the writers give them a real chance at coupledom. I’m so going to cry watching SVU :(
    Quinn gets to see her kid on Glee…yay. I wonder if that will lead to her and Puck getting together. Thanks Ausiello for the 411!!

  28. Lily says:

    Another Dair Kiss :) Can not wait to see how or why it happens. Thanks for the Castle spoilers! I’ve been a Nathan Fillion fan since he was Joey Buchanan on OLTL…love him <3

  29. OliviaK says:

    Idina menzel will be back on Glee! That’s great and maybe Quinn will get a better story than just being head cheerleader again!

    Isn’t it obvious Chuck and Blair will end up together on Gossip Girl? I don’t watch much but that’s pretty clear.

  30. Sharon says:

    Hey,Ausi, just tell me when Chair are back on Gossip Girl so I can see if I’ll see the show again.

    SVu will not be the same. I can’t take not having Chris meloni there.

  31. Brandice says:

    Stinks about Gossip Girl because I am such a Chair shipper. Ay least I got some Glee news to get me through this year.

  32. nikki says:

    I’m heartbroken over SVU! I want to cry over that! :'( Glee and Idina Menzel ,nobody loses there.
    Gossip Girl is better with Chair so I’ll avoid that show for a good chunk of the season.

  33. Lisa says:

    Loved the Glee news about Quinn. I can’t wait for that (and I hope Puck has a similar experience).

    As for the Gossip Girl news, boring. I don’t like Dan and Blair I find the whole thing pretty lacklustre and I felt it really brought the show down last season so I stopped watching regularly and have decided to only come back when it picks up again. Obviously that won’t be any time soon since the writers seem determined to bore us to death.
    Fingers crossed we get great Chuck and Blair news soon since that seems to be where the majority of excitement and interesting things come from.

  34. Tori says:

    A GAY BAR!?!?!!? Holy FRICK. Get it Kurt!

  35. Zoe says:

    DB is build on Chair and Chuck destruction since season 3. I hate them with all my heart. I have so much resentment ugh. FIX CHUCK and CHAIR plss!!!

  36. Sarah says:

    Thanks for the Parenthood and GG spoilers! The only Sarah love interest I’ve liked was Kevin Alejandro’s character last season. Sad they never went anywhere with that.

    Interesting that there’s another Dair kiss in the works. I’m sure it’ll be a fantasy/dream sequence of some sort, but the question is, whose is it? I know most think Dan, but I’m going to go against the grain and say Blair. I have a hunch.

    Also, yikes, these comments. I’m not in the fandom, so I didn’t realize Gossip Girl fans were so rabid.

  37. Eric Payne says:

    Anyone know if SyFy cancelled “Marcel’s Quantum Kitchen”?

  38. Max says:

    I stop watching gossip girl. The writers keep throwing Chuck under the bus just to prop their new shinny toy aka dairrr. Enough now. DB are soo cliché it hurts zzzzz

  39. Olivia says:

    Awesome to hear some good news about Dair, they’re the only reason I’m bothering to watch GG this season.

  40. nona says:

    I’m so upset that the GG writers always try to lure us with DB when the end they’re still going to send Blair back to the mess that is Chuck. It hurtsssssssss….
    And eww Karofsky, I thought he’s finally gone for good, ugh.

  41. jess says:

    Penis transplant? Fighting hard? Stiff competition? Ha, i see what u did there mister ausiello…

  42. Julia says:

    It seem that this dB dream is only Dan dream since you told us that this crush was totally one sided THANK GOD for that! B is having none of it. Phew

  43. Aki says:

    So excited for Kurtofsky gay bar scene that I cannon function. RIB are totally making it up to me for this awful summer of nothing but silly Klaine spoilers. They can break up now.

  44. Eddy says:

    /Lol Ship war baiting./
    I dislike Kurtofsky.

    So I’m grossed out tbh.

  45. Emmy says:

    Omg i get it! The DB kiss is in 5×04, Memoire of an invisible Dan. Dan dream about Blair in her lingerie he kiss her, turn around and see Chuck moking him because dan has no penis! And Blair scream! Just like the movie “Memoirs of an invisible Man”! Rofl, I cAn’t wait!! ;D

  46. Melissa says:

    Just wanted to say thank you for the Glee scoop. Thank goodness the writers have finally recovered from their amnesia and acknowledged that Quinn and Puck had a baby in season 1. Hopefully there’s some Quick goodness that’s gonna be coming out of that storyline because that’s when I’ll probably be able to forgive the writers for the Quick starvation that is season 2. Loving Glee season 3 so faarrr!!!!

    And now we can get back to the CB/DB outrage that seems to have taken over this board. I’m out. Lol.

  47. NYR says:

    Dair! Yeah baby, thanks god for a slow buildup. This means Dair is so on. Just get rid of Louis and Chuck and the finale is ours! Can’t wait.

  48. Annie says:

    This has been bugging me. Axl was a senior last season — remember the Homecoming football game when Frankie made a big deal of getting to walk out on the field with him? And now it sounds like the writers are conveniently forgetting that and having him re-do senior year.

  49. Jared says:

    So glad we get to see Dair again considering how badly they botched the storylines after it had so much potential last year. :)

  50. Beth says:

    What about some interesting GG spoiler instead? What about Serena’s new career? What is Nate doing? More details about Chuck’s dog? Will the Crazy Bitch Blair return soon? Who will be gay in Dan’s book? Enough about Dull Dair.