Ask Ausiello: Spoilers on Gossip Girl, Vampire Diaries, Grey's, Cougar Town, Psych and More!

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Question: Why are you so amazing? Seriously, why? Moving on… Do you know anything about where Dan and Blair go in the next episode of Gossip Girl? —Julia
Ausiello: You know what flattery will get you, Julia? An answer to your question and an exclusive first look at Monday’s Dair-tastic episode! So here’s the deal: Dan whisks Blair off to the airport, where, as you can see, he offers her both a literal and figurative shoulder to cry on. And if you think the picture below is off the charts adorable, just wait until you see the other six images from the episode. In possibly related news, I strongly — strongly — urge you to click here now.

Question: In your Renewal Scorecard, why did you list Gossip Girl as “a sure thing” when every other website says it’s “on the bubble”? —Marie
Ausiello: Maybe the other outlets skipped the 100th-episode press conference last week, during which EP Stephanie Savage said, “We’re not writing a series finale this year. We’ve checked in with our bosses to make sure we’re not shooting ourselves in the foot.” Not a lot of ambiguity in that statement.

Question: Any scoop about Desperate Housewives? It’s been a long time! —Julien
Ausiello: Someone’s getting the frak out of dodge (a.k.a. Wisteria Lane), and that someone is featured at the center of that purty montage atop this week’s column. The gist: Orson invites a downward-spiraling Bree to pack up her things and move away with him to the Maine coastline — and the boozehound accepts! How long she ends up staying away is another question entirely.

Question: Any idea how long Jason Lee is going to stick around on Up All Night?  I love having him on my television again. —Tabitha
Ausiello: I imagine producers will want to keep him around at least long enough to meet Ava’s (Maya Rudolph) lovable, fun father, who will be introduced in a spring episode. Pops apparently has a new young family, including a wife who’s the same age (if not younger) than Ava.

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Question: Have we seen the last of Dana on The Good Wife? I feel like maybe there’s some unfinished business between her and Cary in the wake of Sunday’s (unbelievably awesome) episode. —Joy
Ausiello: There is unfinished business, all of it rather awkward. Her involvement in the Wendy Scott-Carr debacle lands her a demotion, and Cary’s the one tasked with breaking the news to her. And you know that little affair those two crazy kids had in the fall? Well, Peter finds out about it and he is not happy. In other Good news, Alicia’s green-eyed monster rears its ugly head at work when young, eager upstart Caitlin starts to prove herself a little too indispensable.

Question: According to my Netflix instant watching log, it took me exactly two weeks to watch every episode of How I Met Your Mother‘s first six seasons. If that doesn’t get me some spoilers, I don’t know what does. —Stef
Ausiello: Please tell me you showered between seasons. Or at least changed your underoos once or twice. On second thought, don’t say anything; just shut up and listen: The HIMYM series finale will likely feature “the most awkward transition in series television” when Josh Radnor assumes narrator duties from Bob Saget, says exec producer Craig Thomas, who confirms that viewers “are going to see Josh in some makeup” since the baton passing would be set far into the future. “When I watched the end of the last Harry Potter [movie] I had such respect for what a problem that was to just jump ahead and look so much older,” recalls Thomas, “[because] we might be staring into the barrel of a makeup situation at some point.”

Question: Inquiring minds want to know — who the hell are you playing in the Cougar Town finale? —Missi
Ausiello: A *a*****er. Kind of appropriate, dontcha think?

Question: While on the Cougar Town set last week, did you gather any intel about whether the [SPOILER] goes off without a hitch? —Caren
Ausiello: Curiously, the script they gave me was missing a few very important pages, so I actually don’t know if the [SPOILER] takes place. I can, however, tell you that before the episode is over Dan Byrd will get completely naked and yours truly will be playing a *a*****er.

Question: If you give me some Vampire Diaries scoop, I’ll send Courteney Cox back through time to do your make-up and sculpt your lashes again. —Juan
Ausiello: Deal. On Diaries, a recurring male character’s days are numbered.

Question: Rumor has it that Vampire Diaries’ Damon is going to make sexy time with someone whose name is not Elena. Any idea who? —Jill
Ausiello: I have a very good idea who (read: I know, silly), but my lips are zipped. This much I can share: His shag partner is female, she packs a bite, and the encounter is, ahem, rough.

Question: Just when I couldn’t love Cougar Town more, the show casts David Arquette in the finale. Any other details, aside from him playing a concierge? —A.J.
Ausiello:  Funny story: Right after Cox butchered sculpted my brows in the makeup trailer, we went outside and I asked her exactly that — and I have video evidence to prove it!

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Question: Parks and Recreation is my favorite show, so is it wrong of me that I don’t want Leslie to win the election? It seems like it will completely ruin the snow and separate the characters. After all, it’s called Parks and Recreation! —Sara
Ausiello: Would it make you feel better if I told you the odds of her winning went from 50/50 to 1-in-4? That’s right, Paul Rudd’s Bobby Newport isn’t her only competition in the race for city council. We’ll learn in an upcoming debate-themed episode that Leslie is also up against a trigger-happy far-right local gun shop owner as well as local porn star Brandi Maxxx.

Question: What happened with Raj on 90210? Is he out of the series? We will see him again? —Dave
Ausiello: You will see him again, but probably not until May sweeps.

Question: I can’t wait for this week’s alt-reality episode of Grey’s Anatomy. Any additional scoop? —Brit
Ausiello: In this particular timeline, Arizona doesn’t date her co-workers (Callie is married to Owen), and she also doesn’t walk around wearing rose-colored glasses. “Arizona’s love life is not explained in any way shape or form,” reveals Jessica Capshaw of Thursday’s unorthodox outing. “You don’t know if she’s with someone or if she’s not. You don’t know anything about her, except that she is a doctor. But she’s a different kind of doctor in the sense that when she was first introduced it was all pink hearts and lots of superlatives. This is a much more serious, determined Arizona.”

Question: You got any good Meredith and Derek scoop for me from Grey’s Anatomy‘s Valentine’s episode? —Jessica
Ausiello: Not specifically, but Capshaw says the episode will take the temperature of all the show’s couples, thereby pointing out “where there’s an excess and where there might be a deficient amount of love.” She adds that the show’s writers likely had a field day because the occasion allowed them to “hit on every couple in terms of where they are in their relationship and on the spectrum of love.”

Question: Any idea who Ashley Jones of True Blood and The Bold and the Beautiful fame is playing on Private Practice? —Jacklyn
Ausiello: Her character, Dani, is a woman whose same-sex partner (played by Person of Interest‘s Tina Holmes) is pregnant with one of Dani’s eggs.

Question: You have anything on Hart of Dixie? I would love to see Zoe get together with Wade! —Muriel
Ausiello: So apparently would Wilson Bethel (a.k.a. Wade), who tells TVLine, “My sincere hope is that by the end of the season there will be something in store for the Zoe/Wade fans. In the meantime, Wade’s gonna have some personal growth. With Zoe he has to step his game up — but that doesn’t mean that he loses his Wadeness!” Bethel also confirms that Wade will get a new love interest that “will drive Zoe crazy.”

Question: There has been a shortage of Parenthood scoop in Ask Ausiello lately. Please share what you know! —Stephanie
Ausiello: There’s a wedding in the season finale, and I can confirm that it takes place at the Braverman compound.

Question: Any scoop on Tina Majorino’s return to Bones later this season? —Hillary
Ausiello: Agent Shaw resurfaces after Brennan gives birth, to once again assist Booth in the field. “We learn a little bit more about her in the episode,” previews exec producer Stephen Nathan, who says Majorino’s future on the show may be in jeopardy now that pilot season is upon us. “The reality is she’s going to get snatched up by somebody else.”

Question: Anything on Psych? Maybe about the marriage proposal that never happened? —Ginger
Ausiello: Shawn’s other significant other, Gus, discovers the ring in the Season 6.5 premiere on Feb. 28 and promptly confronts his BFF about it. Shawn shrugs the bling off as an “emergency ring” that’s only to be used if the perfect proposal moment should present itself. I also hear the episode ends with Shawn and Gus engaged in a hilariously epic slap-off.

Question: Your sleuthing skills are slacking! Where is Justin Chatwin on Shameless and why haven’t you told us when he is coming back? Give us something, anything, please?!?! —Christina
Ausiello: Stop yelling at me! Steve returns in Sunday’s episode, but he won’t be sticking around for long — at least not in his current incarnation. “By the end of the season, in the scripts, he’s no longer referred to as Steve,” reveals executive producer John Wells. Adds Chatwin: “We go back to me being Jimmy.”

That’s a wrap! Please send questions, comments, and anonymous tips to askausiello@tvline.com. (Additional reporting by Megan Masters, Vlada Gelman and Alyse Whitney)

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  1. stacey says:

    Dair!!! Thank you for the picture.

  2. Allison says:

    You said HIMYM SERIES finale… I hope you mean season…

    • Lindsey says:

      I don’t think he meant season finale. It sounds like something that will happen whenever the series finale is. The show is not ending this season. It’s already been renewed.

  3. Lea says:

    No info on chair!?!? Hey michael, remember chuck??? The guy Blair loves more than anything and continues to let everyone know about how much she loves him!!! I’m done with this site if you’re going to continue to post on the atrocity that is dan and blair

  4. Hedwig says:

    I just died of cuteness, looking at that Dair pic.

    Chuckistan, did you not read Josh Schwartz’s interview? There is a reason why everyone is annoyed with you. Give it a rest.

  5. em says:

    Okay, that pic is crazy adorable with Blair in sweats and Dan still in his tux. I can’t wait for those other pics from the episode. I’m also kinda bummed Raj won’t be back until May sweeps. Ivy is getting more and more grating without him.

  6. Fatima says:

    You are the best! Thank you for the Dair picture. I can’t wait to see the next episode.

  7. Jr says:

    Woo Cougar town!
    And is HIMYM finishing this season??? I haven’t been watching this season so I wouldn’t know…
    And can we PLEASE keep the GG spoilers in another section? I’m sick of the continuous “OMG if DAIR HAPPEN I WILL STOP WATCHING! CHAIR 4EVA!” stop watching then kids. Some of us actually want to read comments about other shows without having the sort through that mess.

  8. Lily says:

    I stopped watching Gossip Girl years ago, but still, dair are freaking cute.

  9. Kimberly says:

    Dair fans never cease to amaze me with the level of immaturity you all exude. Name calling, mocking, are we in preschool? You all do know you don’t have to reply to every comment that isn’t apart of your “ship”? Go ahead and act all tough now, when Blair ends up going back to the man that she says she feels dead inside without, the rest of us will have a good laugh. You can sit down now.

  10. Amber says:

    Dan and Blair break my heart every single time! They’re literally the definition of perfection. Hopefully the writers don’t go off screwing their relationship up because there the best thing Gossip Girl even has to offer anymore.

  11. oyayi says:


  12. melissa says:

    ok but didn’t a chair fan tweet “I hope you get aids” to the writers yesterday

  13. Dair says:

    DAIRRRR!!! thank you ausiello!!

  14. Lucy says:

    Thanks for TGW spoilers. I’m hating almost every thing they’re doing with Cary this year…and they aren’t doing so much. He has been in a corner for months and sincerely I’m losing all the excitement about what they could do with the character because they have some many options but most of them went wasted. I want to see the badass laywer again not the Dana and Wendy puppet we were forced to watch during all that Will’s investigation

  15. Jane says:

    Michael, can you give us some scoop on what will happen to 90210’s new show runners once the season is over? Will they be burned at the stake or simply run out of Hollywood?

  16. Rae says:

    Dair fans are a sad case… How many more times do you want to hear that blair loves chuck more and more each day… Dan will only ever be her gay bff.. Watch out serena, dan might take your place as Blair’s new sassy bff!

  17. Rae says:

    I didn’t want to stoop to the level of crazy and immaturity that these dair fans live in but cmon are you guys watching the same show I am… Bashing chair will never make dair happen… Friends is all you will ever get

  18. Jessie says:

    Any spoilers on annie and austin from 90210??? After tonights episode I think there might be something there and I really like it :)

  19. Priscilla says:

    Please tell us that Dan wasn’t the one who sent in that tape? I’m freaking out here!

  20. Lauren says:

    Awwww, that dair pic is absolutely adorable.

    Honestly though guys, enough with the attacks. What I don’t understand is that if chair fans think that there’s no way that dair will happen then why tweet the writers wishing death/aids or them or spam every site with dair hate? It doesn’t make any sense to me. And honestly all that hate seems very tiring to me. It’s a tv show. Don’t let it kill you.

  21. Emily says:


  22. Lauren says:

    Chairios scare me! Don’t you get a life? I mean… a REAL life!

    Thanks for the picture =)

  23. Alissa says:

    Why should we trust any of your spoilers if you can’t get simple casting right? Tina Holmes has never been on Person of Interest.

  24. Melanie Yo says:

    ahhhh! I can’t see the Courtney Cox vid! Can someone tell me what she said? THANKS

  25. maria. says:

    I don’t start to argue with Dair fans, because this leads to nothing…always the same answers but without real arguments or thoughtfulness. I’m happy when Dair is over…that’s all I have to say.

  26. Svenja says:

    yay Dair.
    Cannot wait for next episode of Gossip Girl.

  27. kristen says:

    Blair will never be anything more than friends with Dan because she knows he was her BFF’s first true love and unlike said BFF I just can’t see her doing that…maybe I am wrong and everyone will just hook up with everyone else with no regard to those they claim are their friends.

    • sara says:

      Didn’t Blair and Dan already kiss to see if there was anything between them…and she said that kiss only made her realize how much she loves and wants to be with chuck?

  28. Fido says:

    Thanx for the Shameless scope. Without him in the series, it’s felt, well it’s felt a little empty. :(, but with him returning :)

  29. Bea says:

    LOL at the thought that you actually put total credence in that vague statement made by the Gossip Girl producer. If the show is such a “sure thing” for next year, why hasn’t the CW made an official announcement? I want it to come back, but the ratings are pretty horrid and this would be far from the first time that a television producer wrongly claimed a show was returning the following season.

  30. sarah says:

    Well I would love to say that on Parenthood Sarah and Mark get married but since Jason Ritter is leaving the show if his pilot does well and the show is picked up. So I say it will be Crosby and Lily.

    I am trying to guess who the male reccuring character is on The Vampire Diaries that will be killed off… I say Caroline’s dad
    I say that Damon sleeps with Katherine, if he cant have Elena he will go after the next best thing

    I want Zoe and Wade to get together on Hart of Dixie but they will stretch that out for as long as they can

  31. The WB Frog says:

    Where is the next hint for the Blind Item-Character Whacked???

  32. Ben says:

    Ausiello will be playing a _a_ _ _ _ _er on Cougartown. A bartender! Yes, very appropriate.

  33. t says:

    so. is it chase or wilson dying on house?? the blind vice clue you gave was changing your twitter background to a house promo pic, tvguide reports that a team member will be fighting serious injuries causing house to say i’m sorry. and rsl has a career on the stage, while jesse spencer has been interviewed on a few sites about this upcoming episode.

  34. Brigitte says:

    Ugh!! So sick of the name mashing! How hard is it to write out both names for crying out loud?!?!?!?!?!?

  35. Alicia says:

    Parenthood’s wedding has several possibilities:

    Sarah & Mark (I doubt it though cause of Jason Turrets’s pilot)

    Jasmine & Crosby (I hope not cause I really like the new girl Crosby’s with)

    Belinda & Zeke (vow renewal, I think the chances are likely)

    Sarah’s son and Amy (the show will eventually probably explore a teen parent storyline)

    Julia & Joel (they won’t get the baby but will reaffirm their vows to each other)

  36. H. says:

    DAIR!!! Love it!

  37. Clara says:

    OMG! Dair! they are soo adorable, love them too!

  38. Jemma says:

    DAIR !!! <333333333

  39. linda says:


  40. Chloé says:

    I think it’s almost sure at 100 % now, the “sexy vampire” with whom Damon is gonna sleep with is Rebekah, it makes total sense to me. I don’t think Katherine will appear in the episode, Rebekah wants revenge, and what a better idea to sleep with Damon to hurt Elena. Damon apparently wants to distance himself from Elena after what Klaus said, and they’re talking about “dashed hopes” in the synopsis, so I guess he will misunderstood a scene between Stefan and Elena or something like that, then he will have a one night stand with Reb to forget, I guess. Plus, in the stills we had of 3×15, Reb has the same dress as the night before (which means she never went home) and her haircut is different… No, I think it will definitely be Rebekah. And it’s obviously not Caroline …