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Question: Please tell me Brennan doesn’t actually give birth in prison on Bones. —Sam
Ausiello: Brennan doesn’t actually give birth in prison on Bones. While an upcoming episode is set inside a jail, that is not where B&B will welcome their son/daughter into the world. A source tells me the setting of the delivery is “much better than that.”
Question: Do you have any scoop on The Walking Dead? I can’t wait anymore! —Manon
Ausiello: I don’t consider myself to be particularly squeamish, but there’s a scene in the Oct. 16 premiere that even I couldn’t (ahem) stomach. If you can manage to keep your eyes open the entire time, you’re made of stronger stuff than me. (First two episodes are aces, BTW. You will not be disappointed. The performances, particularly from Andrew Lincoln, Laurie Holden and Sarah Wayne Callies, will blow you away.)
Question: Do you have any Walking Dead scoop? —Christina
Ausiello: Exec producer Robert Kirkman confirms that “there will be a little bit of romance” between Steve Yuen’s Glenn and Lauren Cohan’s newcomer Maggie this season. And turns out, Glenn’s got some serious game. “He’s a good kisser,” confides Kirkman with a chuckle. “You’d think he might be awkward, [but he's] very smooth. Shockingly smooth.”
Question: Gossip Girl is my guilty pleasure, but since I’m 41, nobody outside my house should know I’m addicted to this teen show. (I have a reputation.) I want to know if you have some spoilers regarding Chuck and/or Blair. —Sylvie
Ausiello: Prince Louis’ meddling mother and sister will insist that Blair move to Monaco to give birth to the future heir inside her. They even draw up a contract containing all sorts of ridiculous custody clauses. What a bunch of royal pains.
Question: I have to admit, Gossip Girl‘s Charlie’s kind of growing on me. Any scoop? —Kris
Ausiello: Someone discovers the teen interloper’s big secret, and, without missing a beat, blackmails her!
Question: We just want to know if it is Blaine that Kurt loses his virginity to on Glee. You were vague in your story. Two seconds of your time would alleviate a lot of stress for people. —Matt
Ausiello: Yes, Kurt loses his virginity to Blaine. FYI: That actually required 45 seconds of my time. First I had to copy and past your question (three seconds), then I had to research and write out the answer (40 seconds), and, lastly, I had to format the text (two seconds). This job’s a lot harder than it looks. Something to keep in mind.
Question: Will there be a Glee Halloween episode this year? —Katie
Ausiello: Negatory. The show goes on a three-week hiatus after this week’s episode, returning on Nov. 1 with the non-pumpkin themed “Pot O’ Gold.”
Question: I’m really loving Playboy Club. I’m so disappointed that more people aren’t watching. Any news on whether it’s gonna hang around for a while longer? —Becca
Ausiello: Um… this is awkward.
Question: I loved the premiere of Homeland on Showtime! Got any scoop for me? —Eric
Ausiello: There’s a death coming that, while not entirely surprising, still depressed the hell out of me. And if the chilling final shot of Episode 3 means what I think it means, the looming terror attack will involve *** *****l.
Question: Is Supernatural planning any meta episodes this season? The season has been pretty dark so far. I need a pick-me-up. —Patty
Ausiello: I have a hunch the Nov. 18 episode, titled “Season 7, Time For a Wedding,” should quench your meta/humor thirst. (And before you ask, yes, one of the brothers is the groom.)
Question: Will Sam’s hallucinations and troubles with the collapsed wall in his head be a season-long journey on Supernatural? —Mark
Ausiello: “We don’t really plan for that to ever fully go away,” responds exec producer Sera Gamble. “In terms of that being a condition that Sam has, it’s just part of him now. By the end of last week’s episode, he had started to develop ways of coping with it. And the next step in that story is seeing how his attitude changes and how Dean is dealing with it and his worries about it. But what happened to Sam’s head is pretty permanent.”
Question: Any inside gossip on The Vampire Diaries? —Bridii
Ausiello: Rumor has it the Oct. 13 episode, “The Reckoning,” is going to be E-P-I-C. Basically, Klaus goes totally off the rails and no one is safe — especially not Elena, Stefan and Tyler.
Question: Any Vampire Diaries scoop concerning Caroline? —Jo
Ausiello: Dying to see Caroline kick Damon’s ass? Then this Thursday’s episode is for you!
Question: The preview for next week’s House makes it appear that Foreman is the new Dean of Medicine. Am I correct in that deduction? —Matt
Ausiello: Yes, I can confirm that the preview makes it appear that Foreman is the new Dean of Medicine.
Question: I’m hoping for some Law & Order: SVU scoop that doesn’t involve Stabler. I know, crazy. —Andrea
Ausiello: Not crazy. A little odd? Sure. But not crazy. Here’s some non-Stabler scoopage: This Wednesday’s episode is only loosely inspired by the Maria Shriver-Arnold Schwarzenegger kerfuffle. Paige Turco, who plays the “Maria” to Kyle MacLachlan’s “Arnold” says the episode is “a little more dramatic” than the headline it’s ripped from, adding, “There’s a murder in there, so it pushes the stakes very, very high for her and her husband.” Fun fact: Turco knew MacLachlan through real-life hubby Jason O’Mara’s 2006 series In Justice, and has been friends with Mariska Hargitay “for ever and ever, so it was like going home.”
Question: Do you have any info about when Joshua Jackson finally returns to Fringe? —Gage
Ausiello: As the haunting new promo below pretty much confirms, the second coming of Peter is imminent.
Question: Words cannot express how excited I am that True Blood‘s Kristin Bauer van Straten is playing Maleficient on Once Upon a Time. Any plot deets? —Cynthia
Ausiello: My crystal ball is showing me… a catfight of mythic proportions! “In our world, Maleficient is the Evil Queen’s oldest friend — and someone she wishes would just drop dead,” reveals exec producer Edward Kitsis. “That’s what happens when evil befriends evil.” Adds fellow EP Adam Horowtiz: “To go to toe to toe with our Evil Queen we needed an iconic character — which led us to introduce Maleficient. And as huge fans of Kristin’s we couldn’t imagine anyone better to come in and bring her to life.”
Question: Once Upon a Time scoop, please! —Meg
Ausiello: Later this season, Kitsis and Horowtiz will introduce another iconic diva — The Blind Witch from Hansel and Gretel! Now read the official character description and tell me if this doesn’t scream another True Blood alum: “She lives in a gingerbread house and likes to dine on small children. She’s incredibly scary and frightening. Although blind, she’s also intense, strong, and calculating — no pushover, even for a grown man. Rather than hunting her prey (children), she uses her gingerbread house to lure unsuspecting young wanderers to her, only springing into action once they’ve stepped squarely into her trap.” Um, hello — Michelle Forbes!
Question: I’d love some Big Bang Theory scoop! —Marissa
Ausiello: Howard’s about to get “a large promotion-type thing,” teases Simon Helberg. “It’s going to cause a big rift with Bernadette.” And that’s on top of the ongoing rift caused by Howard’s hilariously unhealthy relationship with his mother. “The fact that Mrs. Wolowitz actually likes Bernadette might cause more of a problem for him than [if he didn't],” previews Helberg’s TV bride-to-be, Melissa Rauch. “I’m definitely marrying Mrs. Wolowitz along with Mr. Wolowitz. I call it a Jewish sister wife situation.” Speaking of Rauch, she almost out-Mrs. Wolowitzed Mrs. Wolowitz at the end of last week’s episode. Easily one of the top five funniest moments of the TV season so far.
Question: The one time I requested some scoop and you didn’t respond, I swore to myself I wouldn’t bother again! But after your five very vague, and once again for emphasis, five words concerning The Secret Circle in last week’s Ask Ausiello, I am asking (scratch that – pleading) for something epic on the TSC. —Zee
Ausiello: Kevin Williamson is looking for an African-American actor in his 20s to play Melissa’s smart, funny and great-looking cousin, Holden. “A difficult past has made him tough inside and out,” reads the official character description, “but he’s got a soft spot for Melissa.”
Question: Any chance of an Ade/Liam or Ade/Dixon romance on 90210? —Washelle
Ausiello: I’d say there’s a very good chance of the latter (hint-hint, nudge-nudge). Speaking of Adrianna, I hear she may pull a Quinn Fabray and second-guess her decision to give up her baby (especially after she finds out the adoptive parents are going through a divorce).
Question: OK, so I’m a huge fan of 90210, but these last two episodes have been kind of… zzzzzzz. Anything juicy coming up? —Chris
Ausiello: Look for Annie to pull a Pretty Woman and start dating one of her “Johns.”
Question: Scoop on The Good Wife — please and thank you! —Dee
Ausiello: If you thought the whole audit of Lockhart Gardner by the State’s Attorney’s office was messed up, you haven’t seen anything yet. In the coming weeks, Peter and his army of troublemakers will open up an investigation into Will’s shady past, and you won’t believe who gets assigned to the case.
Question: Any scoop on Raising Hope? —Dayvis
Ausiello: Charlie Sheen, call your agent. Raising Hope producers are looking for a male celebrity with a bad boy persona to play himself in a brief cameo. Musicians or sports figures “with reputations for having aggressive or strong personalities” would be great, too, which means Mike Tyson should call his agent too. And John McEnroe. And Tommy Lee. That’s it. Just those four.
That’s a wrap! Please send questions, comments, and anonymous tips to email@example.com. Also, you can keep track of my scoops on Twitter via @MichaelAusiello. Thanks for playing! (Additional reporting by Meg Masters)