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Question: Please bestow upon your loyal fans some serious scoop for Revenge, so that us lowly peons can stumble through the summer with the smallest of comforts. —Steven
Ausiello: It looks like Emily will have a new boy toy to play with next season. The show has quietly begun casting Conrad’s MIA son from his first marriage. And from the sounds of it, the smart and sexy heir apparent is going to make half-brother Daniel’s life (both personal and professional) a living hell. Sounds like heaven to me.
Question: Seeing as how Gossip Girl is starting filming very soon, have you got any new info you can share with us? —Danielle
Ausiello: Things are looking up for the drug-addled, friendless basket case that is Serena: I’m hearing she’ll be getting a major new love interest for the sixth and final season — one with the potential to sweep her off her feet and ride her… off into the sunset. What did you think I was going to say?
Question: Any word on The Big C getting renewed for Season 4? —Evan
Ausiello: Right now, it could go either way.
Question: With no Castle appearance at Comic-Con next week, do you think you can give us some scoop to ease our disappointment? Been dying to know something about Season 5! Perhaps the season premiere title? Pretty please! —Cheryl
Ausiello: The title is still TBD, but the plot of the episode isn’t. I hear it’ll mostly revolve around Beckett’s mom.
Question: I must know if Mike is going to be in the final season of Breaking Bad. My heart will shatter into a million pieces if he isn’t. —Ava
Ausiello: Not only is he in it, but he plays a major role in the first two episodes – both of which I’ve seen; they had me (not surprisingly) completely riveted. A few other non-spoilery spoilers about Episodes 1 and 2: Giancarlo Esposito’s Gus may be gone, but his spirit looms large; Walt will literally become a magnet for trouble; and someone we thought was dead isn’t!
Question: Your latest Blind Item about the fall wedding — is it an ABC primetime show? Jacklyn
Ausiello: Sure ain’t. The show in question airs on The CW.
Question: Could you please pass along some Rookie Blue spoilers? —Sara
Ausiello: The bad news: The show won’t be introducing Sam’s troubled family anytime soon. “Meeting one or a couple of Sam’s family [members] would be definitely on our wish list,” says EP Tassie Cameron. “But we have to parse [the storylines] out pretty carefully by season. We felt it was more important to see some of Andy’s history this season than Sam’s.” And with that comes the good news: We’ll finally meet Andy’s MIA mom in this week’s episode when the two bump into each other on a case. “We tried to give the character of the mom an organic way back into Andy’s world and back into [her] life,” explains Cameron. “We try and arc it a little bit over the season. I hope it surprises people.”
Question: I can’t stop thinking about how miserable Booth must feel alone in his house and how much Brennan and Christine are missing him. Please, can you cheer me up with a nice Bones spoiler? —Marina
Ausiello: The season premiere is tentatively titled… “The Future in the Past.” What does it mean?! “It’s a deep, dark secret,” responds exec producer Stephen Nathan as I twirl my mustache and plot a workaround involving Hart Hanson and Comic-Con. Mwahahahahahahaha.
Question: I love a good NCIS scoop or a Good Wife spoiler, but what’s happening with Supernatural? Season 8 writing is underway — could you please wheedle your way into their good graces and get us some Winchester scoop? I’m dyin’ here! —Rowan
Ausiello: Magic Mike standout Cody Horn is joining the cast as Sam’s new love interest. (At least she is in my own personal casting dreamatorium.) As you no doubt have heard, the show is lifting its long-held romance ban and giving Sam a new longish-term girlfriend named Amelia. She’s described as a wary, brave, smart and sarcastic young doctor with a damaged soul. Producers want an actress in her late 20s, so Horn’s probably too old. And with Mike a big fat hit, I’m sure the Rescue Me alumna isn’t looking for a steady TV gig right now. But a boy can dream. Submit your own casting suggestions for Amelia (who is slated to debut in the S8 episode titled “Heartache”) in the comments!
Question: Any Lying Game scoop?! —Georgia
Ausiello: Although it may seem like fans are enduring an epic poem between seasons — even now, Season 2 is only penciled in for “winter” — I can exclusively report that only 10 days will have passed since the events of the freshman finale, which included Alec’s arrest for suspicion of murder and the reveal that Rebecca is the twins’ mother. Adrian Pasdar, who plays Alec (as well as portrays POTUS in USA’s Political Animals, debuting July 15) recently lunched with Lying Game EP Chuck Pratt, and tells us, “It sounds like [Season 2] is going to go in a direction that nobody is going to expect.”
Question: Could you clear up something for your readers? It was previously reported that Darren Criss would be attending Glee‘s Comic-Con panel, but his name is missing from the official schedule. As far as you know, is Darren scheduled to be part of the panel? —Matt
Ausiello: I can confirm that Darren will definitely be there. And I will definitely be moderating. And it will definitely be standing room only, so get your ass there early. In related news, if you’ve got intelligent burning questions you want asked at the panel, I strongly recommend you send them to AskAusiello@TVLine.com. Please include “Glee Panel” in the subject line. I have a lot on my plate, and that will speed this process up greatly.
Question: OK, we need the deets about this year’s Aushole Party at Comic-Con. I need to make sure I get in so I can give you a high five for answering my Castle questions this year! —Ivy
Ausiello: The fourth annual soiree will once again take place on Thursday evening. And I’ll once again be sharing details on how to win entry into the private bash via my Twitter feed in the coming days (hint: most likely Friday!) Oh, and did I mention this year we have (very limited edition and extremely cheeky) t-shirts?! Sources confirm to me exclusively that it will be Con’s must-have accessory.
Question: How about you use some of those awesome spy skills and get me some Covert Affairs scope? Particularly on Annie and Auggie.—Elizabeth
Ausiello: Scope as in the mouthwash? Oh, wait — you made a typo. LOL. Everyone point at Elizabeth and laugh about her big slip-up! OK, enough. Don’t overdo it, people. Now you’re just being mean. Here’s your Affairs scope (tee-hee) Lizzy: As a result of the big boom you already know about in the show’s July 10 return, Annie is reassigned and finds herself with a new boss who’s not so by-the-book. Said boss encourages her to trust her gut, which is probably why Annie winds up in the shower with a sexy bad guy at the end of the ep. Auggie, meanwhile, is tasked to do some very behind-the-scenes recon for Arthur.
Question: Do you know if 90210 plans to bump Josh Zuckerman (Max) up to a series regular, because he is the ultimate crush and the only one that has ever been good enough for Naomi. —Danielle
Ausiello: He won’t be a regular but he will be what we call in the biz “strong recurring” — which is sort of like being a regular but with less commitment and (presumably) moolah.
Question: Please give me some scoop on the fate of Dixon on 90210. I’m still in shock! —Sue-Ellen
Ausiello: I’m not saying whether he survives that horrific season-ending car crash, but here’s a tease: This guy plays a big role in the fallout from the accident. Now start decoding that shiz in the comments!
Question: When Tim Scottson ran out of Nancy’s hospital room at the end of the Weeds season premiere, was that the last we’ll see of him? Hope not. Dude tried to kill her!—Kim
Ausiello: If I were you, I’d pay attention to the last few minutes of Episode 2 — someone is definitely on the case.
Question: So, when did MTV start airing good tv shows? First Awkward came along, and now this second season of Teen Wolf is kind of great! Any scoop on either of those? —Omar
Ausiello: Awkward creator Lauren Iungerich has teased before that our favorite mean girl, Sadie, is going to get a love interest. But will this guy be an actual boyfriend or just someone who’s chasing after her? “I’m not going to tell you. It could be neither of those things,” Iungerich replies coyly. “With Sadie, it could also be unrequited, too.” Hmm, after that impromptu kiss, could troublemaker Ricky Schwartz be lusting after Sadie? One option we can rule out: longtime crush Matty. “She got over that in the [season premiere],” confirms Iungerich.
Question: Any Good Wife scoop on Kalinda and Cary? I’m really hoping this is the season they stop being polite and start hitting the sheets. —Troy
Ausiello: That’s probably not going to happen, at least not as long as her control freak husband is around. Speaking of which, rumor has it Kalinda will be a shell of her former self when her ex enters the picture this fall.
Question: Do you have a tidbit on the series finale of Eureka? —Eric
Ausiello: I’ll see your tidbit and raise you an 87-word review, courtesy of TVLine’s Matt Mitovich: “The finale is a real crowd-pleaser, featuring gobs of closure, a storyline moment that allows for a ‘clip reel’ which will make many an eye well up and appearances by all of the usual suspects (plus at least one good surprise). You’ll be subject to at least one fake-out, one dismemberment (sad face), the proffering of a ring box, one teeny-tiny secret revealed and a final twist that is 100-percent Eureka. Oh, and Felicia Day’s Holly reclaims and lays sole ownership in perpetuity to the word ‘adorkable.'”
That’s a wrap! Please send questions, comments, and anonymous tips to firstname.lastname@example.org. (Additional reporting by Kimberly Roots and Vlada Gelman)Follow @MichaelAusiello