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Question: Do you have any more news on Castle? —Kaitlyn
Ausiello: In the category of “fun” episodes on tap for Season 5, series boss Andrew Marlowe is hoping to have the team investigate a murder at a sci-fi convention — “That should be fun, given Nathan [Fillion]’s background and how much of a rock star he is at Comic-Con” — and maybe do a riff on The Office. “We’re thinking about an episode that’s shot documentary-style, where we get one-on-one confessionals with the camera and get to know what people really think about certain things.”

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Question: I really want to believe Community will remain great this season, but I’d feel better with a little scoop from you to back it up. Help a guy out? –Mike
Ausiello: This sounds potentially hilarious: The new showrunners are looking for a known actor or actress to play an older British professor who used to teach at Oxford. The tough history teacher will at first appear to be out of place in Greendale’s less-than-professional atmosphere, but a few episodes into Season 4, we’ll see that the prof is just as big a mess as anyone else on campus. Hit the comments with your choices for the part!

Question: Will we see Barney and Robin’s engagement this season on How I Met Your Mother? —Jacob
Ausiello: Yes — but whether it happens midway through the season or at the very end depends on the outcome of Season 9 negotiations. “Barney and Robin will get engaged this season,” confirms EP Craig Thomas. “I can guarantee that. We’ll show you how we get that far. When we will get to their actual wedding, I can’t tell you right now. But it’s going to be good.” Bonus scoop: Asked if Robin will be tasked with babysitting Marshall and Lily’s son, Marvin, Thomas all but confirmed that she would, saying, “I’m very interested to see what Robin Scherbatsky would be like for three hours with a baby.”

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Question: Any Supernatural scoop about the Dean-Castiel dynamic? —Joyce
Ausiello: “That is something that we explore heavily throughout the season through some pretty extensive flashbacks into purgatory,” reveals new showrunner Jeremy Carver. “People are always referring to purgatory as hell, and purgatory is not hell. Purgatory is a really brutal, free-wheeling place, but it has different effects on different people. It will have a different effect on Cas and Dean as you already started to see [in the Season 7 finale]. But I will say what you think you saw might not be exactly what you saw.”

Question: Any chance Dalia will get a boyfriend this season on the supremely underrated Suburgatory? —Jen
Ausiello: Series creator Emily Kapnek wouldn’t confirm a boyfriend, but she would confirm “a very unexpected kiss for Dalia” in the season premiere. “Somebody you wouldn’t imagine she would ever touch with a 10-foot pole,” adds the boss lady. “But she’s feeling very vulnerable because her nanny is leaving, and it’s very, very hard for her to wrap her head around. So this person’s timing is just right when he finds her in the hallway of Chatswin High.” Other twists on tap for the alpha Mean Girl, per portrayer Carly Chaikin: “Dalia abandons The KKK for a bit, and tries a new, more sophisticated look.”

Question: What’s this I’m hearing about a big Vampire Diaries death? Any hints about the victim?—Clay
Ausiello: Stop asking yourself who dies and start asking yourself who does the killing. That’s what people will be talking about the following morning at the watercooler on line at Starbucks.

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Question: I’ll take any Vampire Diaries spoiler you’ve got. I’m not picky. —Daniel
Ausiello: A flashback in this season’s fourth episode unearths a “big secret that will change the course of the season for everybody,” teases EP Julie Plec.

Question: Absolutely loved Parker Posey on Louie. Please tell me she’s returning! —Marcus
Ausiello: Sounds like she’s returning in some form. “She kind of comes back a couple of times… sort of… in a weird way,” hedges the show’s creator and star, Louis C.K., before adding, “You will see her face a few more times.” Bonus scoop: The final three episodes of the season are jam-packed with surprise cameos, including Jerry Seinfeld.

Question: Is this the season that Emily Deschanel finally directs an episode of Bones? —Marie-Eve
Ausiello: Probably not. “We would love her to direct, but the issue is the baby,” says exec producer Stephen Nathan of the new real-life mom. “She’s going to have a toddler and it’s just so hard to juggle the time. It’s hard under the best of circumstances, but to act on the show, feed the baby, play with the baby and direct…. I don’t know how it’s possible.”

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Question: I’m not ashamed to admit that I’m ridiculously excited about Bones‘ upcoming all-squintern episode. Got any scoop? —Laurie
Ausiello: Hopefully someone at Fox was capturing behind-the-scenes footage for use as a DVD extra. “Watching those boys off camera was I think as entertaining as watching them on camera,” reports Tamara Taylor, who plays Cam. “The amount of testosterone flying around the room was awesome.” The episode itself involves Team Squintern attempting to solve a mystery regarding a victim of the 9/11 attacks. “They’re all competing to crack the case,” Taylor explains. “Nerds, believe it or not, have egos too.”

Question: How about a Downton Abbey spoiler on my fave duo Bates and Anna? —Georgia
Ausiello: A sequence in the Season 3 finale featuring the lovebirds will likely have you crying out for the continuity police when it airs next year. The scene in question was shot on July 19 — aka Emmy nominations day — and, as Anna’s portrayer, Joanne Froggatt, explains, “Brendan [Coyle] and I had just shot one half of the scene and then we broke for lunch. [During my lunch break] Michelle Dockery (Lady Mary) called and told me I was nominated, and I just screamed and jumped up and down in my dressing room. And then I didn’t see Brendnan until we got back on set, so we were like, ‘We’ve both been nominated!’ So one half of the scene was shot pre-Emmy nominations and one half is shot post-Emmy nominations. In the [later] shot I have very red ears and a flushed face, so makeup had to spray me down with foundation!”

Question: Any Drew-related Parenthood scoop? Will he still be with Amy? —Kim
Ausiello: Yes, but their relationship is doomed. The high school sweethearts break up early in the season and Drew, naturally, is “heartbroken,” says exec producer Jason Katims, adding, “As sweet as it was to see him have his first romance, I’m actually more excited to see him heartbroken and trying to get over it.” Making matters more angsty for the awkward teen, “Sarah may decide at some point in the season to move in with Mark,” Katims shares. “Drew hasn’t really bonded with Mark, so it would put him in a very uncomfortable position to be living in a small apartment with his mom and her guy, who is also a teacher at his school.”

Question: Are we going to see more of Danny and Lindsay’s daughter, Lucy, this season on CSI: NY? —Gloria
Ausiello: The little tyke will appear in Episode 4 when an innocent family outing turns tragic. “Danny and Lindsay are out in the city with Lucy and Lindsay finds herself in a little bit of danger,” reveals exec producer Pam Veasey. “She becomes an unfortunate victim and reluctant witness to something.” Meanwhile, Veasey says Season 9 will feature more “humor, surprises, gimmicks and personal stories,” adding, “Every character will have an episode where we follow them home on their day off.” The show will also shoot a portion of Episode 3 on location in San Francisco. “The hook is ‘bridge to bridge,’” she shares. “Brooklyn to Golden Gate. There’s a murder situation where we start in New York and travel to San Francisco.”

Question: Are there going to be any more cast changes on Body of Proof? –Angie
Ausiello: I hear the show’s adding a handsome district attorney who’ll be around to discuss Kate’s possible run for Congress. (“She’s got some political aspirations this season,” Jeri Ryan told us, “so it will be interesting to see where that goes.”) Well for one, sparks will fly between her and Mr. D.A., which is probably why the role of Dan is classified as a multiple recurring guest star: We’ll be seeing him a lot.

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Question: Any word on Dixon’s fate on 90210? I’m a little worried. –Kelley
Ausiello: Aside from what we’ve already reported, no. But I can tell you to keep watch for Megan, a sweet 20-something who first shows up at a group therapy session but will be seen throughout the season.

Question: I can’t stand Sara on White Collar. Please tell me they’re bringing someone new in to catch Neal’s eye? Please? –Janie
Ausiello: Janie, this is White Collar. Of course there’ll be other ladies in Neal’s life. Now, whether the following guest star will be one of them, I’m not at liberty to say: Calloway, the New York White Collar Division’s new boss, is a go-getter who’s “disarmingly forward, thorough and direct” – and Peter’s surprised that someone so young holds the power position.

Question: I was a huge Ugly Betty fan, and I’m psyched that Michael Urie’s going to be back on my TV this fall. What can you tell me about Partners? —Sam
Ausiello: I can tell you that the show A) has tons of potential and B) is looking to cast boys to play Urie’s character, Louis, and David Krumholtz’s character, Joe, at ages 9 and 13, respectively. Little Louis is a mirror of his future self – effeminate, cocky and flamboyant.

Question: Any fresh Will/Alicia Good Wife intel? —Donna
Ausiello: Don’t hold your breath for a reunion. “They were two people who were in a love relationship who had sex who now have to work together with all of that heated emotion in their backpacks, and that’s difficult,” notes executive producer Robert King. “It’s not over in the sense that you can’t really close the door on something that happened. But are they two people trying to move on? Yes.” Bonus scoop: Kristin Chenoweth, who was injured earlier this month when a piece of scaffolding hit her in the head while on the Good Wife set, is “doing better,” reports King. “We have her written into the third, fourth and fifth episode. We’ll see if it works out. She’s so good in the first episode; we need her back.”

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Question: Can’t wait for Blue Bloods’ return. Do you have any details about the upcoming season? —Stephanie
Ausiello: In the third episode, while Danny’s busy tracking down a rapist-killing serial murderer, Erin and her D.A. ex-husband find themselves arguing against each other in court over a case involving one of her family members.

Question: NCIS spoilers, please! —Missy
Ausiello: I’ve got some info on three guest-star roles that’ll show up the CBS procedural during the upcoming season. The eccentric Dr. Blackwell is a big-deal space geologist who weighs in on some mysterious material the feds bring him, and Ellie is an upper-middle-class lady who blames herself for her father’s death a decade ago and is shocked when new information tells a different story. But wait, I saved the best for last: The show’s looking for a 50-ish male to play an aging one-hit wonder from the late 1970s who blew his earnings in the ’80s and has been skirting creditors ever since – and if it works out, an actual rock star from that era will get the part.

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



Comments (175)

  • Billy Connolly for the Community professor! I miss Duncan though, why did he leave? Was he ever actually written out?

    Comment by SS – July 31, 2012 10:29 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • The Daily Show films in New York (i believe), and with this being an election year, he’s probably just really busy.

      Comment by Aleksa – July 31, 2012 10:45 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • This.

      Comment by Kelly – July 31, 2012 10:47 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • that would be amazing

      Comment by chris – July 31, 2012 11:16 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • That’d be cool.
      Also, maybe not quite fitting the cast requirements, but who knows, they could make it work-since Craig Ferguson’s a friend of Joel McHale, perhaps look into him for a role? They’d have to work it around his late night show schedule and everything, but if they could get him on there, that could be fantastic.

      Comment by Angela – July 31, 2012 12:51 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • How about Cary Elwes (Princess Bride) for the professor? He’s older now and does guest appearances on TV frequently.

      Comment by Mary Ann – August 3, 2012 08:41 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Michael Caine would be amazing as the Community Professor! (Well, he’s amazing in any role…)

      “And you can borrow the Rolls if you’d like, just bring it back with a full tank.”

      Comment by Matt Silver – August 3, 2012 09:14 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • and surprisingly, I read it with Caine’s voice. This!

        Comment by joAdonisT – September 7, 2012 08:26 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Marshall and Lily’s son is named Marvin, not Eriksen.

    Comment by Gillian – July 31, 2012 10:29 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I think Marshall and Lily’s son is named Marvin, not Eriksen???

    Comment by LKE – July 31, 2012 10:30 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • >>Question: Is this the season that Emily Deschanel finally directs an episode of Bones? —Marie-Eve
    Ausiello: Probably not. “We would love her to direct, but the issue is the baby,” says exec producer Stephen Nathan of the new real-life mom. “She’s going to have a toddler and it’s just so hard to juggle the time. It’s hard under the best of circumstances, but to act on the show, feed the baby, play with the baby and direct…. I don’t know how it’s possible.”<<

    Um…didn't David Boreanaz have a toddler when he directed episodes? I'm sure he's directed since Bella was born. So, a guy can handle directing – with a toddler – but a woman can't? She does have a husband who can help her out. I'm really hating these lame excuses.

    Comment by Aubree – July 31, 2012 10:30 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I think you can assume that it was Emily D’s choice and that she wants to have her child around and be an active mom.

      Comment by Chestera – July 31, 2012 10:38 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Men don’t breastfeed…

      Comment by Skip – July 31, 2012 11:45 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • DITTO Skip !!! I think cast & crew have done an amazing job at cooperating to help Emily D in her new role as a Mom. There is much to be learned from this great TV family :)

        Comment by Ali, Sr. – September 24, 2012 07:47 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • With the comments she’s made about it being hard to go back to work and spend so much time away from her child…even with him on the set…my thoughts are that she wouldn’t want to direct right now because it does take up so much more of the actor/director’s time.

      I truly believe this is her choice, and that the reason EN gave is the one the ED would have provided

      Comment by Frankie707 – July 31, 2012 12:10 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Anthony Head for Community!

    Comment by AJ – July 31, 2012 10:30 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Genius!

      Comment by Renda – July 31, 2012 10:43 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Love!

      Comment by GDV – July 31, 2012 11:40 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • OMG, YES! A thousand times YES!!

      Comment by Wendy – July 31, 2012 12:58 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Would love that!

      Comment by Kristina – July 31, 2012 01:22 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • That is beyond the most brilliant casting idea EVER!!!!!

      Comment by moobear – July 31, 2012 01:43 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • My immediate thought as well.

      Comment by Lars Balker (@lbalker) – July 31, 2012 02:07 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Oh, this would be great. I also like Alan Rickman.

      Comment by Laura – July 31, 2012 02:17 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I feel like Anthony Head would be far more within the realm of possibility than Alan Rickman, but that’s just my first instinct.

        Comment by Emily – July 31, 2012 03:51 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • That would be the best casting ever

      Comment by aim – July 31, 2012 08:14 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Wonderful idea! Hadn’t thought of him but yes, that’s amazing. Maybe he’d agree to do it since it’s a short term gig.

      Comment by Chiana – July 31, 2012 10:03 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • This needs to happen.

      Comment by We So Thrifty – August 1, 2012 05:39 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • How about John Cleese for the professor.

      Comment by Lynn – August 1, 2012 09:41 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Yes!! He would be amazing!

      Comment by yeseniarose – August 2, 2012 05:07 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Yeah, that’s wonderfully great. And, like Rich (Greg Cromer; Pottery, Asian Population Studies, and Epidemiology) he has a similar face and body to Joel McHale, so we could see Annie and other girls fawn over him, as they haven’t change, but Jeff has found a new unity with those around him, and integrity and maturity within himself, so he wouldn’t necessarily be the one finding him out (Goldbluming?) but he’d deal with it in a new way, and he could befriend him, they become drinking buddies, and then he finds he has a fetish for British men…
      I’ve also recently wanted Lena Dunham and Maria Bamford on this show. And, Maria Bamford can rock a British accent, and she could also carry one of those fake babies (when she gets off work) homeless women have for pity, and turns out she thought she was going to give birth to the Baby Jesus, and she’s trying to give life to it, but its fake, and people just give her money…

      Comment by Kevin – August 7, 2012 07:57 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Is Parker Posey returning on The Good Wife? Eli and Vanessa are a thousand times better than Will and Alicia.

    Comment by nikki – July 31, 2012 10:32 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Surely you jest… Eli and Vanessa were the most grating, pointless sub-plot of all last season.
      Now that it’s campaign season hopefully Eli will be more useful, but writing in his ex-wife just to give him a storyline was a terrible idea.

      Comment by Saint Alicia – July 31, 2012 02:10 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • WHAT!!!! NO ROOKIE BLUE!!! THE HOTTEST SHOW THIS SUMMER! GIVE ME SOMETHING!

    Comment by Crystal – July 31, 2012 10:32 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Really love Rookie Blue, yes! But they’ve had scoops/stories on it all week! They’re being really good about it! :)

      Comment by Barbie Furtado – July 31, 2012 12:38 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Although I’m excited to see this new British professor on Community, I would have loved to see John Oliver return as Ian Duncan.

    Comment by M – July 31, 2012 10:32 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Me too! He was sorely missed in S3.

      Comment by GDV – July 31, 2012 11:41 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Agreed.
      It would be kinda fun if Duncan came back and he and the new guy got into some sort of Brit-off or something :D.

      Comment by Angela – July 31, 2012 12:53 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • It was pointless to get Will and Alicia together if you were going to just “move on” from it. Whatever.

    Comment by lil – July 31, 2012 10:33 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Exactly, dont understand anything.very sad

      Comment by Andy – July 31, 2012 10:40 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Thanks for the Castle scoop! I think a documentary style episode could be really fun. I hope they end up doing it. This season is going to be amazing, and I can’t wait for it to get started!

    Comment by Kate – July 31, 2012 10:34 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Agreed! I can see the Castle cast having a blast with that! They do drama and comedy so well, plus the writing is amazing. With that combo, I know this would be HILARIOUS!

      Comment by Beckstle – July 31, 2012 11:31 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • The mention of it being like “The Offce” makes me wonder who will do the best Jim Halpert faces: Castle, Ryan, or Espo. I’m sure the obvious answer is Castle but ya never know :P

        Comment by Sarah Elizabeth Ann (@myownlittlecrnr) – July 31, 2012 09:43 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I say Elena on TVD kills someone. I really really hope that now that she is a vampire they spice up her character a little bit. All that love triangle business really didn’t allow much charactor growth and a result i really started to dislike her. Same thing with sookie on Tru Blood. At l;east this season on TB they are trying to rebuild her personality. I hope the same thing happens on TVD

    Comment by AMES – July 31, 2012 10:36 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Same here. TB this season has so far been my favorite because of the lack of triangles. Triangles are a lazy and overused plot device.

      Comment by Kara – July 31, 2012 10:51 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Yep – I’d also bet Elena is the killer. Piecing together various bits of spoiler info out there, it sounds like Damon and/or Caroline gets nabbed by one of the counsel members and Elena swoops in to save her sire. (Also fits with J. Plec’s statement before of at least having some of the tent pole moments from the book, granted this is a different context.) Given that the new character April is coming into town in the second episode – titled “Memorial” – in light of “a family tragedy” – I’m guessing its her dad who is the victim. That’d also make sense as to why Elena becomes so focused on protecting April going forward.

      Comment by Layla Reyne (@LaylaReyne) – July 31, 2012 10:58 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • While I think Elena is the likely suspect – per my post above – I’d also toss out the possibility of Katherine. There’s been talk of a “surprise return” and Katherine thinks Klaus is gone, so to her knowledge, all safe for her to come back to town.

        Comment by Layla Reyne (@LaylaReyne) – July 31, 2012 11:25 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Agreed on all fronts. I’m sure it’s Elena who kills someone and Sookie is a BAMF this season. Her one-liners are cracking me up and I’m loving her so much more. Now just get her with Alcide pronto!

      Comment by dude – July 31, 2012 12:34 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Thanks so much for the #csiny scoop! So excited for this season. Love that they’re getting back to New York stories and that we get to spend time with all of the characters. And thanks especially for the Danny/Lindsay/Lucy scoop!

    Comment by Jayne Morgan – July 31, 2012 10:37 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I totally agree!!! Best scoop. I’m so happy they’re keeping the show on air <3

      Comment by Barbie Furtado – July 31, 2012 12:45 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I totally agree. Can’t wait for the new season to begin.

      Comment by CindyH – July 31, 2012 03:34 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Michael Caine. Go big or go home ;)

    Comment by Nick – July 31, 2012 10:39 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • This would be awesome!

      Comment by J – July 31, 2012 05:22 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • John Cleese for Community . Then bring back John Oliver and have them be frenemies lol

    Comment by Leonard – July 31, 2012 10:41 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Was just going to say John Cleese, he’d be perfect

      Comment by Hywel – July 31, 2012 11:03 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Damn, beat me to it! Nobody does stuffy/unhinged like John Cleese.

      Comment by PJM – July 31, 2012 11:05 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • totally came in to suggest this

      Comment by Mína – July 31, 2012 06:14 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • This ‘Megan’ bitch better now screw around with Dixon and Adrianna. Honestly, these two (ironically) have been the best couple since Dixon and Silver.

    Comment by Jarrod – July 31, 2012 10:41 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Adrianna is going to have to kick some Megan girl’s tooshie. Oh hell no, this is totally not fair. Car crash then some hefer comes out of nowhere?

      Comment by Dyra – July 31, 2012 11:31 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Umm wasn’t that already done with the motorcycle crash then Vanessa? Hopefully they can pull out some new ideas and not just recycle their own old ones (killing him is still what I hope they do)

        Comment by Just Wondering – July 31, 2012 11:43 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • But that storyline also involved Annie, so of course it was boring.

          Comment by Jarrod – July 31, 2012 12:38 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • John Cleese for the British role on Community please!!

    Comment by Daryl (@D3wizl) – July 31, 2012 10:42 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Interesting, I read an interview with Parker Posey where she said she had no idea if her character would ever come back to Louie, but maybe she was just being coquettish.
    .
    For Community, I’m going to go with my standard old guy casting suggestion of Tom Wilkinson. I think he would be interesting doing a comedy, and he was funny in The Full Monty. Hey, maybe he could be a professor with a stripping job on the side.

    Comment by Britta Unfiltered – July 31, 2012 10:43 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • HELEN MIRREN FOR COMMUNITY!

    Comment by Maggie – July 31, 2012 10:43 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • OMG, You just blew my mind, that would be soo awesome!!

      Comment by Thari – July 31, 2012 01:15 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Hugh Laurie for the Prof! He’s not doing anything now and I would love to see him flex his comedy muscles again!

    Comment by meeby – July 31, 2012 10:44 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • that would be pretty cool hes a funny guy and would fit in very well with the craziness of greendale, but he said he was focusing on movies now and not tv so i doubt it, but we can hope

      Comment by chris – July 31, 2012 11:19 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • That would be awesome but Stephen Fry would be better!! :)

      Comment by Amy – July 31, 2012 12:40 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Hugh Laurie would be perfect. Have you seen FortySomething? Amazing. And he could boost ratings. How awesome would that be?

      Comment by AGM – July 31, 2012 05:50 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Roger Rees(Robin Colcord from Cheers and Lord John Marbury on West Wing) would be great for the Community role.

    Comment by P Diddily – July 31, 2012 10:44 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Sylvester McCoy for Community!

    Comment by onemovieeachday – July 31, 2012 10:45 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • But Body of Proof already introduced the DA. Jason Brooks played him in an episode where Megan went to see her mother while she was still a judge. Why recast? Jason Brooks is a good actor and he’s HOT! If I’m going to lose Nick Bishop and Jamie Bamber, give me some other eyecandy to go with the storylines.

    Comment by Kvivik – July 31, 2012 10:45 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Thank you so much for the scoop on Dean and Castiel! I love those two, best relationship on the show for me and I can’t wait to see more of it! Looking forward to more Profound Bond in season 8!

    Comment by Moe – July 31, 2012 10:46 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • \o/ So excited for season 8 now and hoping Cas will be in a lot more than just eight episodes. I’m really looking forward to seeing the Dean-Cas dynamic explored and the profound bond restored. :-D

      Comment by Clare – July 31, 2012 12:29 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Well the HIMYM scoop pretty much confirms that if extended for a ninth season they will keep putting off Ted meeting the Mother. Unless it’s not Barney/Robin’s wedding he meets her at or if Ted finially gives up and opts for an arranged marriage so it’s his own :p

    Comment by Hannah – July 31, 2012 10:51 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • If I remember right, it was mentioned back in the first season that Ted met his wife at a wedding so I’m thinking it was Barney and Robin’s, but I think that variable might have a lot to do with whether or not the show keeps going. Since the show’s called “How I Met Your Mother”, it might be counter-productive to keep the series going after that’s already happened.

      Comment by Sean Johnson – July 31, 2012 11:02 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • i want to see a season of ted dating the mother or just some aspects of there relationship, i hope they reveal the mother at the end of this season and next season if there is one they explore his relationship or just have episodes that show what happened to these characters in between the when the show takes place and 2030 when ted is talking to his kids.

        Comment by chris – July 31, 2012 11:21 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Okay, a few things: for those of you who forgot or simply don’t pay attention, Ted shows us in an episode this past season that every spring he, Marshall and later Barney get together and watch the Star Wars trilogy. We fast forward to 2015 and Ted brings his infant daughter to watch the movies. He is ALSO wearing a wedding band. Assuming they do it the same time every year, the kid will be born by April 2015 AND he will be married by then to the mother. Let’s assume she’s a month or two years old, so we’ll say she was born in March. Go back 9 months and Ted would have to have sex with the mother by June 2014. I suppose he could do a shotgun wedding and have a super fast whirlwind relationship, but I doubt it. If they extend to season 9, and to avoid the worst continuity issue ever (and have the internet yell at them till the end of time) we will NEED to meet the mother before the end of the series. Barney and Robin getting married in May, Ted meets the mother and knocks her up a month later? Seems a little crazy for me, though not impossible.

          If they’re SMART, we need to meet the mother sooner than the very end of the series. I think regardless of whether or not there is a ninth season we need to meet the mother THIS season, or Barney and Robin have a fall wedding. They really can’t delay the meeting of the mother much longer, and frankly I’m sick of waiting. The story has been so solid so I would like to think Bays and Thomas know what they are doing, but they’re losing wiggle room.

          Comment by K – July 31, 2012 11:42 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
          • great overview! thank you so much :D

            Comment by astrid – August 1, 2012 08:26 AM PDT  
  • Oooooh… a documentary-type episode for Castle.. I like that idea. :D

    Comment by Alex – July 31, 2012 10:51 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Steven Fry for Community would be so great.

    Comment by Mark E. – July 31, 2012 10:54 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The Supernatural spoiler about Purgatory, Dean and Cas is awesome, Ausiello! Thanks for digging that out for us! You rock!

    Comment by Kay – July 31, 2012 10:57 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’m very very excited about the potential sci-fi convention episode of “Castle”! I hope that we see some of Nathan’s past co-stars wandering around throughout it! :-)

    Comment by Sean Johnson – July 31, 2012 11:03 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Omg yes. I’d die if they got Joss to do a cameo. But I’d be happy with whomever they get.

      Comment by mia – July 31, 2012 11:27 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Based on interviews I’ve seen/read, he’s been trying to get other “Firefly” cast members to guest star. This might be the episode where they all show up :)

      Comment by Sarah Elizabeth Ann (@myownlittlecrnr) – July 31, 2012 09:38 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Hugh Laurie would be hysterical on Community…

    Comment by The Laura – July 31, 2012 11:09 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • John Lithgow on Community!

    Comment by amandareynolds – July 31, 2012 11:10 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Done with Alicia/Will, thank god!! About time!!

    Comment by Pat – July 31, 2012 11:11 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Thanks for CSI: NY scoop! That really excites me even more for the u I’ve been waiting for episodes where at least we could know about each character’s life outside the lab/NYPD.

    Comment by King – July 31, 2012 11:18 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • my full comment:

      Thanks for CSI: NY scoop! That really excites me even more for the coming season. I’ve been waiting for episodes where at least we could know about each character’s life outside the lab/NYPD. I love that the writers are always doing their best by focusing more on characters and of course intriguing cases..

      Comment by King – July 31, 2012 11:22 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Stephen Fry. Community. 4-eva.

    Comment by wysiwyg – July 31, 2012 11:18 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • David Tennant! How awesome would it be to have the Doctor on Community! I know he’s not really known here in the states but that would be my dream casting.

    Comment by Jenny – July 31, 2012 11:19 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • i think ive agreed with every suggested casting for the community prof but this is the best one

      Comment by chris – July 31, 2012 11:22 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • It would be great if they could tie him in with the Inspector Spacetime stuff. I think my head might explode.

      Comment by Erica – July 31, 2012 04:15 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • My first thought was John Cleese, but I must go with this. Brilliant idea.

      Comment by suzanne – July 31, 2012 08:37 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Tony Head for Community Prof!
    And a cautiously preemptive boo on Castle’s con episode. I remember Nathan’s idea about a murder of a dickish actor who played captain on a sci-fi show, and as it turned out the whole cast (made of Firefly actors) hated him and everybody is suspect, haha. That sounded awesome. This one though sounds like another one of Castle’s “theme” eps which used to be pretty cool, but not so much last couple of seasons. IMO they’re getting increasingly gimmicky and not fun, and this one looks like an ep exploiting Fillion’s geek cred and not much else.. Dunno, it could turn out to be awesome actually! Just a feeling I have.
    Documentary one sounds fun, they should experiment with their standard form more. The last one I remember as something fresh and fairly new is the Nikky Heat ep in season 3, that was fun.

    Comment by sos – July 31, 2012 11:20 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • MAJOR CRIMES! Anything you’ve got I’ll take it….

    Comment by Carrie – July 31, 2012 11:23 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Love the Castle scoop! I think a Comic Con style episode will be hilarious!

    Comment by Mari – July 31, 2012 11:26 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Thanks for TGW Spoilers.
    I’m not a Willicia shipper but I really don’t get that Will and Alicia thing. They’ve spent 3 years to tease viewers about those two and then they ended it abruptly. What it was? Just a waste of time? And please, tell me next TGW spoiler is about Cary getting a serious love interest. They’ve wasted two years around him and Kalinda too. Nothing happened and everything ended up with her not giving a damn about him and his feelings. Now can we have someone in his life who really cares about him and reciprocate those feelings?

    Comment by Lucy – July 31, 2012 11:30 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • My first thought for Community was Bill Nighy, but I also love the suggestions of Anthony Head and Billy Connolly!

    Comment by Aprilcot – July 31, 2012 11:33 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Ooh, I like your suggestion!

      Comment by Sheila – July 31, 2012 09:57 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Thanks for the SPN spoilers but I have to ask Carver if he means that the purgatory story will be a good full time story for Dean, or is Dean going to be thrown under the bus again while the story of Sam and Amelia is played out in full and all the guest stars get to have their hero moments while Dean and Cas are left in the dust? Because his last interview really put a damper on the excitement I, as a Dean fan, had. Sounds to me like the same old same old and nothing to look forward to if one is a Dean fan.

    Comment by strangeworld – July 31, 2012 11:41 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I felt the same after the earlier spoilers came out and we found out Dean would be out of purgatory quickly. I thought here we go again, once more Dean’s story will be shoved under the time-jump carpet. But with the recent spoilers about the season being flashback heavy I’m keeping my fingers crossed they’ll focus on Dean (and Cas) more. They have to show us how Dean got out and what he and Cas did in purgatory. That at least sounds like a major story arc involving Dean.

      Comment by Eralerui – July 31, 2012 12:14 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I’ve been pretty excited, especially since the interviews at Comic Con, because Dean and Cas sound like they’re getting pretty exciting story lines! I think we’ll be well pleased, as fans, with how it plays out. :)

        Comment by Bethany Minervino (@Beth_Minervino) – July 31, 2012 12:19 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • “But I will say what you think you saw might not be exactly what you saw” — I wonder if, like heaven, purgatory is different for different people. Has Castiel been whisked away into his own version of purgatory? Are he and Dean walking through different realities? I’m reminded of the episode of Buffy in which Willow comes home and thinks nobody’s met her at the airport, because she wasn’t ready to face them…

    I really am invested in seeing the two of them grow and this sounds like a cool way to do it!

    Comment by tiptoe39 (@tiptoe39) – July 31, 2012 11:56 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Be still my beating heart! Finally a showrunner who acknowledges the Dean-Castiel dynamic instead of hinting at it in the show and pretending it doesn’t exists anywhere else. I’m so happy they are going to explore it heavily this season. It received massive blows last two seasons and was almost ground to dust under Sera Gamble’s boot. I’m glad Jeremy Carver is willing to revive it and lend it the attention it deserves. Also yeay for Purgatory.

    Comment by Eralerui – July 31, 2012 12:05 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Re: SPN
    Extensively? Extensively is good! I like the sound of that! I’m keeping my fingers crossed that the effect that Purgatory has on Cas has something to do with wings/trueform.

    BUT CAS WILL GET OUT OF PURGATORY AT SOME POINT, RIGHT????

    Comment by ilovehowyouletmefall – July 31, 2012 12:19 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Thank you so much for the Castle info! A sci-fi episode sounds perfect for Nathan Fillion/Captain Mal. Last season’s zombie episode (Undead Again) was one of my favorites.

    Comment by Maria – July 31, 2012 12:19 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Thank you for the SPN scoop! I’m very excited to see how Purgatory affects Dean and Cas, together and separately. :D

    Comment by Bethany Minervino (@Beth_Minervino) – July 31, 2012 12:20 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I really wish will and alicia end up together

    Comment by Jake – July 31, 2012 12:25 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I think they are making a mistake with The Good Wife. Ratings were lower last season. A good amount of viewers want Will and Alicia together, or at least wanting to be together. I have lost all faith. Watching Revenge!

    Comment by MGL – July 31, 2012 12:42 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Sorry, but I HATE Kristin Chenowith. I hope she does not ruin the episodes that she’s in.

    Comment by Mika – July 31, 2012 12:42 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Rowan Atkinson for Community. He would fit into Greendale perfectly/

    Comment by John – July 31, 2012 12:42 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • For the British professor in Community, I nominate Hugh Laurie! I know most American only know him in a dramatic role as House, but his roots are in comedy, and he’s absolutely HILARIOUS!!! He might be busy with other projects but it would be AMAZING to see him in Community! #makethishappen

    Comment by Jess – July 31, 2012 12:46 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • follow-up: god people on this site are awesome(!!!) because I am loving all the other suggestions: Anthony Head, John Cleese, Stephen Fry, Rowan Atkinson, etc. My first choice is still Laurie (nice to see others above are liking him as well), followed closely by Fry and then the others.

      Comment by Jess – July 31, 2012 12:53 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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