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Question: Please, please, please give me some scoop on my new addiction Revenge! I can’t get enough of this show and I’m dying to know when Jack figures out who Emily/Amanda truly is. Anything you can give me would be great. —Ellyn
Ausiello: Sounds like he’ll remain utterly and completely duped for the time being. “He’s not getting any vibe yet that she’s [the childhood love] from his past,” reveals Jack’s portrayer, Nick Wechsler. “There are moments where you think he’s onto her, even if just for a second, and then you realize that he doesn’t know.”
Question: I’m surprised by your lack of scoop on a great show like Revenge! I’m dying here! —Theresa
Ausiello: Confession: Despite having pledged my eternal allegiance to Emily VanCamp long ago, I was on the fence about Revenge at first. But I’m coming around. I really enjoyed last week’s episode, particularly the part where Emily/Amanda locked her shrink in a storage locker. That made me happy. Getting back to your scoop request, I hear Victoria’s nosy P.I. will unearth some major dirt about Emily’s past that could throw a monkey wrench into her little revenge scheme.
Question: We’ve known for a while that there is going to be another holiday album this year for Glee. But will the music make it onto an actual episode? Or is doomed to only live on in my iTunes library? —Casey
Ausiello: There’s a pretty good chance that the tunes will make it on air since I can officially confirm that Glee is doing a Christmas episode this December. And it looks like this will be the one directed by Mr. Schue himself, Matthew Morrison.
Question: Got any news about Chuck? —Dani
Ausiello: Let’s ask TVLine’s Matt Mitovich, who’s currently burning through the first three episodes: “Although the Oct. 28 season opener invites us to geek out as Mark Hamill (Star Wars) plays a villain who is equal parts Jack Benny and Truman Capote, his screen time is surprisingly sparse. Instead, Craig Kilborn figures into the main storyline. Professionally, Carmichael Industries’ spies-for-hire are doing their best to drum up business, though Casey wishes they had a better clientele. Personally, Chuck is laboring to surprise Sarah with a super-romantic something, in a B-story that serves mainly to give us a “top-secret” project name that makes an acronym of “Toes In The Sand.” (Do the math.) Also, Richard Burgi is back as Chuck’s CIA nemesis — for better or, more likely, for worse.”
Question: OMG, Homeland is sooo good. Any scoop? —Susan
Ausiello: The show’s a hit! Sunday’s third episode drew 1.07 million viewers — up 15 percent over Episode 2. Those are good numbers for Showtime and all but guarantees the Claire Danes thriller will see a second season.
Question: I don’t normally do this. I faithfully read your column each week. I don’t complain because “you never give info on my show!” I get that there are a lot of shows on TV and think you do a pretty good job keeping the masses happy. All of these compliments are real and not because I’m desperate, LOL. For the love of Charming, please give out some scoop on Sons of Anarchy. I don’t care what it is as long as it is good. There is, literally, nothing out there. I could be creative and try and imagine what is going to happen based on the titles of the upcoming episodes but that would just make me crazy. This drought is worse than the pre-Internet days. Please, give up some scoop! —Becky
Ausiello: Really? You think I do a pretty good job? Ouch. If that’s what you call a compliment I’d hate to see what you consider a slam. Not that you deserve it, but here’s an SOA scoop that should quiet the crazy lurking inside you: A major SAMCRO death looms, and it may or may not be connected to the final scene of this week’s episode. Also, after you’re done with next week’s episode, you’ll never look at a bowl of chili the same way again. This I promise you.
Question: This season of Sons of Anarchy is so intense. Any scoop on what’s to come? – Kimberly
Ausiello: Despite everyone’s best efforts to keep things hush-hush, word quickly spreads outside SAMCRO about the threat made on Tara’s life. It all leads to a rather tense exchange between the Tara and Rockmond Dunbar’s deputy sheriff. In related news, Tara better not die. Just putting that out there.
Question: I will pay you whatever you want if you tell me that Minka Kelly will return to Parenthood now that Charlie’s Angels is canceled! —Julian
Ausiello: Sadly, a return to P’hood isn’t in the cards for her. “I love Minka and thought she did an amazing job as Gaby,” exec producer Jason Katims tells me. “I would love to bring the character back, but since we’ve already broken the stories for this season, I think it’s unlikely that could happen.” Bummer. I liked Gaby. I like cold hard cash more though, so riddle me this Julian: How high were you prepared to go?( Just curious.)
Question: Now that Charlie’s Angels is canceled, any chance Rachael Taylor will go back to Grey’s Anatomy and finally give Karev some happiness? —Brian
Ausiello: Unlike Kelly, I’m willing to bet all the money Julian was going to give me that Taylor’s Dr. Fields will be back on Grey’s by February sweeps.
Question: I realize that Calzona on Grey’s Anatomy had a huge storyline last season, so I was expecting them to be back-burnered this fall. But now I miss them! What you got? —Jennifer
Ausiello: I’ve got what Jessica Capshaw calls a really nice “moment” between Calzona and Mama O’Malley in the Nov. 3 episode. Hey, it’s something!
Question: Any chance of my favorite Grey’s couple, Mark and Lexie, will be getting back together anytime soon? —Stella
Ausiello: In light of this breaking news, I’m thinking probably not.
Question: I know that Nick died on The Secret Circle. But it’s a show about magic, so I gotta ask: Is Nick gonna stay dead? –Camilla
Ausiello: As a doornail, Camilla. EP Andrew Miller, meanwhile, reveals that the next few episodes will shed more light on who Charles is and the nature of his relationship with Dawn when they were younger. Furthermore, “It wouldn’t surprise me if Charles has ideas about their relationship that perhaps Dawn isn’t entirely aware of,” he hints. “And that may have to do with things in their past and perhaps his hopes for the future. Their relationship will become increasingly complicated as we move forward.”
Question: When will we get scoop on Deeks and Kenzie from NCIS: LA? —Shaun
Ausiello: Today? Former House private eye Michael Weston has been cast in a November episode as an Internal Affairs investigator who enlists the help of a fellow cop to catch a mole in the department. What does that have to do with Deeks and Kenzie, you ask? Um… well… maybe Weston’s character Jack will have a scene with one or both of ‘em?
Question: Just curious — what are your five favorite shows at the moment? —Julie
Ausiello: That’s tough. There’s a lot I’m loving right now. How about I tell you the five shows I most enjoyed this past week: Homeland, Community, Happy Endings, Sons of Anarchy and The Good Wife.
Question: I have a Bones Q. Does Brennan really have an ultrasound where she finds out the gender of the baby by herself and without informing Booth until after the fact? How could she take that moment away from him? She knows what being a dad means to him. I swear the writers want me to hate Brennan. She does this? Seriously heartless. —Danni
Ausiello: Simmer yourself. It’s more complicated than that. Besides, it all leads to one of my favorite B&B moments ever — one that would not have been possible had Booth been on hand for the initial reveal.
Question: I’m counting down the days until Bones returns on Nov. 3. Anything you can give me to tide me over? —Lauryn
Ausiello: There’s a scene in Episode 6 (a.k.a. the midseason finale) that was so revolting even exec producer Stephen Nathan couldn’t stomach it. And it takes a lot to gross out that guy. As a result, it was cut from the episode. “It was the body of a victim that was murdered,” he explains. “There was one angle where it looked like something from a medical journal. Totally gross. Not like our entertainingly revolting remains. It just looked too real. But never fear, there is much to close your eyes and shriek about in the episode.”
Question: I am so loving the sexy, scary goodness that is American Horror Story. Got any info? —Karen
Ausiello: In this Wednesday’s episode, you’ll learn why Frances Conroy’s maid character is short an eyeball. Also, Tara’s mom from True Blood — a.k.a. Adina Porter — pops up as a new patient of Ben’s. But I don’t think she’ll be seeing him again. Just a hunch.
Question: I am loving Lisa Edelstein on The Good Wife! Can we expect any juicy scenes between her and Julianna Margulies? —Charlie
Ausiello: Lisa E is killing it. It’s really exciting to watch her play someone so different from Cuddy. In Sunday’s episode — Lisa E’s last for now (sigh) — Celeste collaborates on a case with Lockhart Gardner, so she’ll be working with Alicia for the first time. I hear the two have a really fun scene in a bar, during which Celeste offers Alicia some advice on her career and on her love life.
Question: Please tell me something about Cary and Kalinda on The Good Wife! —Marie
Ausiello: Episode 8 allegedly features some extremely hot C/K action.
Question: Rumor has it that Serena and Dan’s book will continue to collide on Gossip Girl — what does this mean for Dan and Serena? —S.H.
Ausiello: It means S will channel her inner thespian and pretend to bury the hatchet with her ex in an effort to get him to sign over the movie rights to the controversial tell-all. I’m guessing Dan will see right through it, though. Blake Lively is a terrific actress; Serena, not so much.
Question: Is Blair’s baby daddy really Louis on Gossip Girl? —Kori
Ausiello: I honestly don’t know. What I can tell you, however, is that there’s a kiss coming up. A kiss that will whip a certain passionate ‘shipper base into a frenzy. A kiss that will have office watercoolers buzzing for weeks to come. A kiss so hot it’s followed by a [spoiler alert]!
Question: Any 90210 scoop related to the looming Dixon/Adrianna romance? —Jess
Ausiello: Dixon’s love affair with Ritalin will pave the way for the two addictive personalities to hook up. “She’s gets it more than anyone because she’s been there before,” explains Jessica Lowndes. “That’s going to pull them closer together. Dixon was with Silver in Season 1 and she then started dating his best friend Navid, so I think he understood where Adrianna was coming from. He obviously didn’t swap out any bipolar medicine for sugar pills, but they can bond and connect over that emotion.”
Question: Hey Aus! Would you be ausome enough to answer my question? Will Terra Nova be spending any time back in 2149, or will all the time be spent in 85 million BCE? —Adam
Ausiello: You’re a real aushole Adam, you know that? To your question, showrunner Rene Echevarria confirms that the show will be travelling back to the future! “Most of our storytelling takes place in Terra Nova,” he says. “Toward the end of the season, however, the Sixer conspiracy comes to a head and this takes us to some scenes that play out in 2149.” (Programming note: TN is off this Monday due to the World Series. It return on on Oct. 31 with a murder mystery episode.)
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 Vlada Gelman and Meg Masters)