Ask Ausiello: Spoilers on Grey's, Glee, Gossip Girl, Big Bang, CSI, Pretty Little Liars and More

Got a scoop request? An anonymous tip you’re dying to share? Just want to say hi? Send any/all of the above to askausiello@tvline.com

Question: How will Meredith deal with Lexie’s death on Grey’s Anatomy? —BP
Ausiello: She deals with it by throwing herself into her work — and taking a hard line with the fresh crop of interns. “I don’t know if she’s angrier or meaner, but she’s a lot more no-nonsense,” explains exec producer Shonda Rhimes. “She doesn’t have a lot of patience for less than perfect. She’s very good at what she does, and after her experience in the woods, takes saving lives very, very seriously.” Mer won’t be in denial forever though. Rhimes tells me that there’s a “lovely episode” coming up where Mer is forced to deal with the loss. “We sort of build to the idea where Meredith, who tends to clamp down because that’s her way, finally has a moment when she really mourns.”

Question: Mother of three here with not a lot of extra time on my hands. But if I were to pick one new show this season to watch, what should it be? My current faves are Once Upon a Time, HIMYM and Bones, to give you a hint at my taste. —Melissa
Ausiello: Nashville. It’s so good you won’t think twice about neglecting your kids to watch it.

Question: We haven’t heard a ton about what’s in store for Sam on Glee this season — aside from his breakup with Mercedes. Got anything? —Joy
Ausiello: Trouty Mouth is going to be quite the big fish in Season 4. In addition to getting a mysterious new love interest (guesses!?), Chord Overstreet’s senior will play a much more vital role in New Directions. “Toward the end of last season we got how to write for [Chord] and [who] the Sam character was,” notes exec producer Brad Falchuk. “And he really stepped up. It’s nice having him be, in terms of the guys there in the choir room, the male lead right now. He’s definitely carrying the weight that he needs to carry there, in a way that was very different than Cory [Monteith] or Mark [Salling]. He has a very specific innocence to him.”

Question: I’m missing Up All Night more than I thought I would. Any news on the new season? —Noa
Ausiello: Reagan is about to find out that if there’s one thing harder than having a kid, it’s being a grownup. In an upcoming episode, her ill-fated attempt to impress a twentysomething hipster gets her smacked with the dreaded “m” word: ma’am!

Question: Any Modern Family scoop? —Tamara
Ausiello: Judging from the casting call that the show’s put out for trick-or-treaters for an upcoming episode titled “Open House of Horrors,” I’d say the Dunphy-Pritchett clan is going to try to get past the “frightful” events that transpired two years ago, when they last tried to celebrate Halloween. Cue Claire meltdown in 3, 2…

Question: Do you have any CSI scoop? —Sharp
Ausiello: Despite threatening to quit in the finale, Nick remains part of the team when the show returns on Sept. 26 — but just barely. “Emotionally, we will find Nick in a very dark place in the premiere,” previews exec producer Don McGill. “He really is in an existential crisis, where he is wondering what the purpose of his mission as a CSI really is and whether it’s worth all the pain, suffering and hours [considering] the bad guys sometimes do get away despite your best efforts. We will be carrying that thematically throughout the season. He will be struggling with his conscience in a way.”

Question: How long will Ben be in D.C. on Parks and Recreation? Not thrilled with the idea of him and Leslie being apart! —Pete
Ausiello: Although Ben’s out-of-town gig was supposed to last six months, I have to imagine that he and Leslie will be hand in hand (and all hands on deck!) when we’re introduced to his parents. Mom’s a Stockard Channing type, classy and educated —with a bit of bite underneath. For Dad, think Barry Bostwick — a grownup preppy with a Hawaiian girlfriend half his age.

Question: I’m already going through withdrawal from Pretty Little Liars! Any chance you (or your special A-team) have any scoop? —Estee
Ausiello: The sudsy smash returns Oct. 23 with a standalone Halloween episode that picks up a few weeks after last week’s summer finale left off. “It takes place on a train and it’s really a wonderful episode,” raves EP Oliver Goldstick. “The costumes are just brilliant. We pulled out all the stops.” Bonus scoop: The ‘ween-themed hour will ends with a doozy of a cliffhanger.

Question: Any recent news on The Big Bang Theory? — Gabby
Ausiello: Could we be about to get a look at Howard’s mother?!? Possibly, since this season, she’s even getting her own boyfriend — Dr. Schneider, a middle-aged schlub of a dentist.

Question: I finally got caught up on Season 3 of The Vampire Diaries. Now I can’t wait for Oct. 11! Any juicy scoop to share? —Kristy
Ausiello: During November sweeps, Elena is going to get a crash course in Vampirism 101 — specifically, how does one feed on humans without killing them? Two questions you should be asking yourself: Who escorts her to Bloodsucker U? And what’s this guy doing there? In other VD news, did you see this?!

Question: Do you have spoilers on Addison’s final season of Private Practice? Is there a chance Kate Walsh will change her mind and stay? —Cara
Ausiello: I suppose there’s always a chance, but it’s a very slim one. “Kate and I have been working together for a long time and I really consider her a friend,” notes Walsh’s boss, Shonda Rhimes. “I feel like she knows what she wants to do and is very clear about it — and not in a way that feels bitter. She’s just ready. Everyone has their moment when they think to themselves, ‘Okay, I’ve done this; I’m ready for a new challenge.’ I don’t think that she will change her mind.”

Question: Any scoop on Switched At Birth? – Miguel
Ausiello: Bay’s rebound boyfriend from Monday’s premiere? “He comes back!” reveals Vanessa Marano. “As we all know, Bay likes her boys. We did a count, and she has had the most boyfriends on the show — and that includes Regina, who, as we know, has had many good-looking men herself.” So will fists fly between her new guy and her other ex, Emmett? “Actually, there is a fight this season — a big fight. But not between those two characters actually — though Emmett is involved.”

Question: Is David Costabile (aka Hardman) off Suits for good? —Jeremy
Ausiello: “I would like to see him back,” says exec producer Aaron Korsh. “It’s unclear whether it’s going to be in the next six episodes or the following season.” Regardless of whether he returns in the flesh, the character’s spirit will loom large when the second half of Season 2 picks up early next year. “His [departure] is going to leave a power vacuum and allow for some changes within the firm,” teases Korsh. “It will shift the perception of Pearson Hardman in the legal community and possibly make them a little bit more vulnerable than they thought. Sometimes, you get weaker before you get stronger.”

Question: Will Jimmy Darmody appear on Boardwalk Empire during Season 3? Maybe in flashbacks? —Olga
Ausiello: Early into Season 3, Nucky’s late protégé turns up in a flashback, but it’s old footage not new. Jimmy’s presence is mostly felt whenever his demarbled mother Gillian (now the proud co-owner of a brothel!) sashays into view. The incestuous menace has hired Richard Harrow to help rear little Tommy, but he’s under strict orders not to regale the orphan with stories of his late parents. Margaret, meanwhile, continues to channel her inner feminist trailblazer by spearheading a women’s health initiative with the aid of a cute doctor. Bonus Scoop: Empire boss Terrence Winter gets a gold star for casting Bobby Cannavale as Nucky’s new scary-ass nemesis, Rosetti. The psychopath makes Gillian look like Mother Teresa.

Question: I’m so ready for new episodes of Haven. Do you have any scoop on what’s coming? Last we saw Nathan had a gun to Duke. I gotta know what’s coming! —April
Ausiello: The Sept. 21 season premiere overfloweth with testosterone as Nathan and Duke have at each other in a donneybrook tinged with more than a little supernatural weirdness. Luckily, heads cool in time to track down MIA Audrey, who’s been abducted by a faceless figure hungry for intel on “The Colorado Kid.” One Close Encounters of the Third Kind homage later, the hour closes with the introduction of many new questions about Audrey’s past, including one raised by a warning message she left for the world 20some years ago.

Question: Any chance Axl’s love life will heat up now that he’s heading into his senior year of high school on The Middle? –Katrina
Ausiello: She hasn’t been cast yet, but executive producer Eileen Heisler says a new romantic interest is definitely in the cards for the Heck family’s oldest child. “She won’t be one of the typical cheerleaders he usually dates,” Heisler says. “Expect a little sparring, a little more mind fun than Axl’s used to having. Someone who’s a little Tina Fey-esque, perhaps.”

Question: Can you give us some scoop about Alicia and Peter’s relationship on The Good Wife? The finale showed signs of a reconciliation between the two of them! —Emilie
Ausiello: I hear they start the season on very cordial terms, but I don’t know that I’d go so far as to call them reconciled. In other Good news, Alicia’s heretofore untapped power and influence at ailing Lockhart Gardner will come into play a big way in the first two episodes.

Question: Anything about The Mentalist! —Sonia
Ausiello: Amanda Righetti’s real-life pregnancy (which, as we previously reported, will not be written into Van Pelt’s storyline) will create a vacancy on the show’s canvas this spring — one that may or may not be filled. “It’s hard to say how long [she'll be gone] because these things are not predictable,” admits exec producer Bruno Heller, adding, “We’re talking about [whether to bring in someone new] now. But we’re not going to replace her just to have another face in the room. It depends. If we come up with a good story, then yes. If not, no.” Heller goes on to say it’s unlikely her departure will be turned into a major plot point. “We’ll explain [her absence],” he explains. “But this is not the kind of show where we do elaborate, stunty exits… I think we will find something a little more normal for her absence and not [have] her in jail or on charged with murder or kidnapped or anything like that.”

Question: I would highly appreciate any Nikita scoop. —Joseph
Ausiello: Nikita is forced to work with one of the Dirty Thirty ex-Division agents she’s hunting when a mission puts the two in Ari’s (and perhaps Amanda’s?) crosshairs.

Question: Any juicy new scoops on Once Upon a Time? The second season isn’t arriving fast enough! —Trippie
Ausiello: As a power struggle ensues in the newly magically enriched Storybrooke, Episode 2 will flash back to when the Evil Queen first met Rumplestiltskin. Also, series cocreator Adam Horowitz told Matt Mitovich that the show got Sebastian Stan back as the Mad Hatter for no fewer than three of the early batch of episodes — “and he doesn’t just show up to say, ‘Hey, I’m still here.’ He has his own story, because his daughter is still out there.”

Question: Will Gossip Girl‘s premiere jump ahead a few months? Or will it pick up right where the finale left off? —Sandy
Ausiello: The answer to both questions is yes. The opener picks up where May’s cliffhanger left off as a means to quickly “check in with all of the characters,” explains exec producer Stephanie Savage. “And then we jump ahead four months to present day.”

Question: We haven’t really had many Gossip Girl tidbits about Chuck and Blair. Care to fix that? — Danielle
Ausiello: That trailer pointing to a reconciliation for the star-crossed Upper East Siders “is not misleading,” confirms exec producer Stephanie Savage, who teases that “things get pretty steamy” between them in their hotel room in Monte Carlo. “But the stakes are really high. They can’t rush into anything or do anything half-baked.”

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

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148 Comments
  1. Dan says:

    LMAO like Sam Evans could be the leader of anything. Please.

  2. Nanda says:

    YAY Chuck and Blair!!!!! After an awful s5 (ugh, Dan/Blair pretty much ruined the whole show) we really deserve something good. YAY

    • Jesse Marie says:

      Dan and Blair was the only thing good in this crappy show called Gossip Girl in years, they was so refreshing, they have something so beautiful. The episode 5×24 was totally no sense. But congratulation, the ”epic” couple Chair is endgame.

      “The one relationship I’d love to see play out is Blair and Dan — just selfishly, honestly, because I love working with Penn.!” -Leighton Meester

      I will stick with Leighton in this ;)

      • Nanda says:

        Yep, the audience really loved the “refreshing” DB. That’s why the ratings were awful and the buzz for the show died, right? UGH, Safran ruined everything to make DB happen. Blair was isolated, she only could have scenes with Dan or Dorota. They completly ignored SB. They had to completly change Blair’s character so she could become Claire and go to Brooklyin. It was so forced and contrived. No wonder the audience stopped watching. And LOL, Leighton has said good things about all Blair’s couples. She said good things about CB, NB and even Blair/Lois. And have you seen her facebook page? Full of CB’s pictures and nada of DB. But whatever, I will stick with what I love: CB!

      • Danielle says:

        “I love Chuck and Blair. I can really relate to it – not necessarily because it’s this dramatic, tumultuous relationship, but because the way they love each other is very real, and not for the sake of being dramatic. It’s actual love. There’s nobody for each other but them.”

        “I’m also a huge fan of Chuck and Blair as a couple, and I’d really like to see them end up together. I want them to get married. Ed [Westwick] and I say it all the time!”

        “I ove their relationship and working with Ed is very thrilling. The scenes with him are usually my favorites because we have a great alchemy. Our harmony makes our relationship credible, we trust each other and aren’t afraid of going too far in the intimate scenes.”

        I’ll stick with Leighton too.

        (Seriously though – she said very positive things about Blouis too. She is always going to say nice things about the current storyline)

      • april-ann says:

        I hear you Jesse Marie and I agree completely. I don’t in my heart feel this is the end of their story, and I would love to have seen more of them. I don’t believe they “had to ruin everything” to make this couple happen. They did not have to isolate Blair in any way for it to happen, and they most certainly did not have to ignore SB. They chose to do that, perhaps in some misguided way to try to make them appear special and it backfired bigtime (although I kind of like how it played out), but I won’t blame this brilliant coupling alone for those mistakes. You are nice to congratulate Chair fans. I’m with you on that and I get why they had to be endgame (although a little disappointed). I thought C&B were incredibly hot when they first got together and I do get why the show caved to fans who still think they are. What I don’t get is the sarcastic trashing here of those who liked Dan and Blair.

        • Ashley says:

          The show didn’t “cave” to anyone. Chair was always the intended endgame, Dair was never meant to be an endgame and that should have been obvious by the way they started. After Chuck and Blair declare their undying love for each other, 4 eps. later Blair was with Dan. it was always meant to be a rebound and an attempt to run away from reality on Blair’s part, so the idea that the writers caved to anyone is ridiculous. It’s been obvious since S2 Chair would be endgame.

      • Patri says:

        Whoever thinks that Dair is good , has no idea about what teurue live is. Dan meant nothing to Blair, she has always been in love with Chuck !! Humprey is not meant to be with Blair, Chuck is . The only real and pure love is the one Chuck and Blair have, they beling together, they’re inevitable. Dan & Blair are just friends ir not even that !!!!

        • Elisabeth says:

          You’re right. I have no idea what ” teurue live ” is.

        • Jesse Marie says:

          English is not even my first language and i write better than you. Lol, for me Dair is TRUE love because when I look at them I find them so spontaneous: in the looks, in the smiles, in the dialogues they share. I just think they are that Pure and Simple Love when you don’t get bored by watching a movie or eating pizza or going to museums together, and these are the reasons why they are so special. What they have goes beyond the sex (and into a show like Gossip Girl it’s almost impossible, since most of the pairings were build based on sexual attraction or a fantasy, like Chair). Because of that and a lot other reasons Dan and Blair was the best couple for me.

          • MB says:

            “True love” and “pure and simple love” are certainly sweet and all, but you’re conveniently forgetting the fact that Blair doesn’t love Dan. So perhaps you’re going to have to come up with another word for it. True… like? Pure and simple… fondness? Just tossing out ideas here.

          • Ashley says:

            Sorry, but Dan and Blair was the epitome of a fantasy. Dan projected this fantasy onto Blair, the Blair from his book (who didn’t exist), and Blair was looking for an escape so she wouldn’t have to take a risk and put her heart on the line again. The Dair couple prevented both from seeing reality. The fact is Dan’s infatuation with Blair started after Serena burned him badly, and Blair got with Dan after something so traumatic happened in Blair almost losing Chuck that she became afraid and isolated herself from her loved ones. They both turned to each other at different points when feeling lost because of their real loves. It was never meant to last.

      • Patri says:

        By the way she said that she loves acting with Ed Westwick and he’s her fav actor to work with !!!!!!

      • chantal says:

        dan and blair have an huge fanbase. idk why people keep saying the ratins were bad if they were bad it’s because the whole complex in general. people are sick of seeing serena or the lily drama or burt and so on. it’s not dair to blame

        • Jesse Marie says:

          Actually the ratings of gg it’s slow down since season 3, the season the Chuck and Blair was the major couple. People are sick of Chuck and family problems 4.0 and Serena beeing no sense. Dair make the media talk about Gossip Girl again, but the Chair fan’s can’t see that.

          “What works with Dan and Blair becoming so close is how wonderfully each complements the other. Chemistry between characters is a magical thing and impossible to predict. Some claim to see chemistry between Blair and Chuck, but I’ve never been able to detect any. Perhaps this is due to my being older than the show’s target audience. Perhaps their magic is undetectable by anyone old enough to have a healthy adult relationship. But for me—and I’m hardly alone in this—both Dan and Blair became more interesting characters as they began to spend time together.

          Unlike Blair and Chuck, who only have their dysfunction to keep them together, Dan and Blair’s ongoing friendship is grounded upon their love of film, art, and books, and, of course, conversation. No two characters on television are as much fun to listen to as Blair and Dan. If Blair and Chuck’s scenes feel like they come off the pages of really bad romance novels, Dan and Blair remind one more of Howard Hawks’s screwball comedies or Nick and Noral Charles in the Thin Man movies.”

          Robert Moore

          • Aoife says:

            But your missing the point completely – Blair does not love Dan…pure & simple…

          • Nanda says:

            Sorry, but s3 CB was a couple but they were pretty much in the background. The season was pretty much focused on Dan. I mean, Blair going to NYU? I am pretty sure she only went there so the writers could start Dan/Blair. It was so stupid. I mean, the show is supposed to be about the UES, not Blair feeling like a fish out of the water in Dan’s world. The writers were more worried about making CB fail as a couple then writing them the way they should be: the strong, sexy, fun UES couple. They wanted to do DB so they didn’t focus on CB and their relationsip. I mean, CB had only 2 or 3 small scenes per episode. So, no,. you are wrong. The ratings started going down in s3 but it was not because of CB (they weren’t the main focus at all). It was because the writers wanted so much to do DB that they forgot about what the show used to be. So, yep, DB and Safran obsession for them ruining GG since s3.

          • sophia says:

            Dan and blair are done!!!!Get over it

          • Aaliyah says:

            yeah the ratings have been low since season 3 because josh safran took the reins in s3 and the writing took a dip with chuck & blair getting shoved in the background, inspite of being together, at the beginning and split up at the end..and even though ratings have been slow since season 3, gg got its lowest ratings in season 5 right when dairsaster started!

            You talk about media talking about gg coz of dair and only post one article?i could post countless quotes from media praising chuck and blair and calling dan and blair boring….but what would be the point?Im not here to prove my point since the show itself has done that for me by literally declaring chuck and blair endgame and getting its lowest ratings during dairsaster!

            Forget about media, people love chuck and blair…they watch gossip girl FOR them….can u point out one instance when dan humphrey trended on twitter….have 3 thousand people retweeted that they want a dan and blair wedding?have 11,000 thousand people liked a dan and blair pic in fb within 2 days?
            Has any episode focusing on chuck and blair ever got less than a million viewers?lol

            Most importantly, the creators have themselves called chuck/blair and dan/serena the core couples of the the show and they run the show….so there u go!

            whoever thought dan and blair could surpass chuck/blair or even dan/serena and be anything more than just another obstacle for the core couples, have been seriously fooling themselves and set themselves up for the disappointment!

          • MB says:

            Give me an effing break. I’m in a perfectly healthy *marriage* and I love Chuck and Blair, because who you ship on a TV show has absolutely nothing to do with how you live your life. And anyone who’s “never been able to detect any chemistry” between them, even in S1 and S2, is in a very small minority- most sane DBers are able to recognize that Ed and Leighton have tons of chemistry together, even if they don’t like them as a couple. But as you just quoted yourself, what Dan and Blair have- a shared interest in film and art and books- is a FRIENDSHIP. Not a romance. And it should have remained as such, because as a romance it was a gigantic flop.

      • Sabi says:

        For every cast quote about DB I could find 10 times most about CB.
        You see what Leighton says in the retrospective on GG. When they talk about Chuck and Blair will Leighton be sitting there saying, “I wanted Dan and Blair together.” No she wont.

        We have the last word in every sense. Suck it up. Deal.

  3. Annie says:

    Thank you for the Chuck/Blair scoop. Can’t wait for Season 6! :)

  4. Babybop says:

    Not looking forward so much to Elena being a vampire… but we’ll see.

  5. MB says:

    Chuck and Blair steaminess for the mothereffing win! Gah, it’s been so long.

  6. Brian says:

    Some of the things that Glee has done right is to call out stereotypes & the people who make them as well as emphasizing that bullying is not OK. So how is that “Trouty Mouth” (which makes fun of someone’s real life physical attributes) is OK?

    • Stacie says:

      Really? I hope you’re joking, cause Trouty Mouth has been Sam’s nickname since Season 2, and Sam even referred to himself as “Trouty Mouth”. Hopefully you’re kidding around.

    • Marie says:

      Because it’s Glee and Sam’s a straight boy so he’s not allowed to be hurt when Santana(and it’s pretty much always Santana) bullies him about something he admitted bothers him(Born this way t-shirt). On Glee, as long as you have less “privilege” than someone else, you’re allowed to bully them and not be called on it because you’re the victim. Glee doesn’t emphasize bullying is not okay, it says bullying is not okay but only against certain people. Otherwise it’s comedy.

      • Bella says:

        I didn’t realize it until I read your post, but you are absolutely right.

      • babu says:

        Yup, I have always wondered why is kicking someone down the stairs twice and put them into hospital with brain swelling, just like Sue Sylvester did to director from rival Glee Club, treated as fun. But it’s Glee.

  7. Willa says:

    Yes! Finally some AWESOME Chuck and Blair news!

  8. Marina says:

    wow, finally Ausi stopped being useless! Woot-woot for CB sexy times) And thank you for the spoiler!

  9. Kelley Anne says:

    Oh Chuck and Blair steaminess! YES!

  10. Emily says:

    So excited for some steamy Chuck and Blair scenes. And I hope this high stakes end with a wedding, you guys. Also hope we see how Serena goes from drugged-up with Gabe Saporta to dating Matt Camden

  11. Stacie says:

    I’ve watched Private Practice since it began, but even I think it’s time to end the show, and Kate Walsh leaving is the perfect time. I thought that last year, and with the other originals Tim Daly and Audra McDonald also gone I think enough is enough. Let them end the show on a nice note and not try to create more than what’s there. Yes Taye Diggs, Benjamin Bratt, Amy Brennamen, Kadee Strickland and Paul Aldestein are great actors and have done well with other shows, but the show is about Addison and her other doctor friends/colleagues. It’s an ensemble but it has a lead voice and it’s Kate Walsh.

    • Amy says:

      I do think it’s time for Kate Walsh to move on. The character has stalled in the last couple of seasons and with all of her public announcements of leaving recently, it would look pretty wishy-washy to then go backwards. I’m really looking forward to seeing what she dos next. However, I think there’s still life in the wonderful cast and if ABC/Shonda Rhimes are willing to let the show continue after Walsh’s departure, I’m willing to see where it goes personally. It’s an ensemble and to some extent, I’m invested in all the characters SLs not just Addison’s, though I’m excited to see how Shonda Rhimes ends Kate’s run as Addison.

  12. Patti says:

    Thanks for the scoop.

    I am glad the Mad Hatter is back. Not really care about Regina. She’s blah to me but her portrayal is lovely and talented. Hope to see more of her interacting with Jefferson because that was the only time I was engaged to watch her.

    Still hate that Grey’s killed Lexie.

  13. BonesFringeFan says:

    C’mon man. What is Ask Ausiello without Bones, Fringe or Castle scoop?
    Not cool :(

  14. Erin D. says:

    Lol on Bruno’s comments about Righetti’s brief abscense: Van Pelt your under arrest for kidnapping Rigsby. DUN DUN DUNNN!

  15. Joanna says:

    I have never been this excited about other people – and fictional on top of that – getting some much needed sexy times! But it’s about freaking time Chuck and Blair brought some steaminess in the house, or hotel room in Monte Carlo. Details. Also, I am glad they’re showing us what happened right after the cliffhangers because I am dying to know what Serena was up to.

    Thanks for the info! :)

  16. Chris says:

    Can’t wait for Gossip Girl !!!

  17. Laura says:

    Sam as a male lead? Lol, yeah right. Blaine and even Artie are far more qualified. What did Sam do all of last season? Aside from randomly “saving the day” in Hold On to Sixteen, eh nothing. Blaine helped Finn in that episode-not Sam-and he’s always been a vocal and contributing member of the team. Artie was West Side Story’s director. Now tell me how Sam is more qualified than either of these two.

    • Agree says:

      Well Artie is handicapped and Blaine is gay, so. The only person who can help and lead and teach people How To Be A Man is someone who is straight, white, and able-bodied. Sam fits, so of course he’s going to have the answer for everything. I’m sure he’ll save the day for sectionals, he’ll be Blaine’s campaign manager, he’ll help the new faceless kids find their way, and Brittany will probably cheat on Santana with him because he’s ~too hot to resist with all his white male-ness. Glee is gross and nobody should be shocked that Sam Evans of all people is the lead.

      • Laura says:

        I really hope otherwise. Key word: Hope. Sadly, I know Artie wouldn’t have a chance because of him being disabled despite him being a great choice. As for Blaine, after all the clear compliments and his talented (and him being both abled and passing color/sexuality-wise), Blaine seems like the obvious choice. If this Sam being lead is truly how the show goes then screw this bs. I’m sick of this “oh we’re so tolerant and accepting but oops, you’re gay or you’re colored or you over there are in a wheelchair so none for you.” Sam hasn’t done crap. I didn’t even think of Sam because Sam hasn’t even been anything more than a background character and wasn’t even present in any of the promo for 4.01 but I’m not surprised Brad would “say” this. I dislike glee so much already that I really don’t know how much of this stupidity I can take.

        • Tamara says:

          Lol if you “knew” Artie wouldn’t get it because he’s disabled then you’d know Blaine wasn’t going to get it because he’s gay, especially if he’s less talented.

  18. Sarah says:

    Thanks for the spoilers of The Big Bang Theory!.
    And thank you very much for the spoilers of Gossip Girl!!. I’m so excited, I want to see the scenes between Chuck and Blair at the hotel in Monte Carlo right now, just we have to wait a few weeks more.!!. Finally they will be together!!, I know that everything will be fine at end between them!!.

  19. ggny says:

    I want to know if Dan and Blair will still be friends. Also would like some closure on their relationship ending it just kind of came out of nowhere. i mean hell the break up didnt even happen in person

    • likesfurniture says:

      It really didn’t come out of nowhere, lol. Their relationship certainly came out of nowhere, though. Don’t try to deny that. I won’t say that Dan’s feelings did.. I’d say Blair’s feelings came out of nowhere but then again she barely had any.
      As for the friendship, you can expect them to return to pre-season 3 interaction as callsheets have indicated. They’ll probably act like their relationship was a mistake.. which it was.

    • MB says:

      I’m sure they’ll at least have a conversation about it- although I think Blair’s totally over it (actually, she seemed over it already in 5×24), and Dan doesn’t seem all that upset either, since he’s all up in Serena’s business now. But I doubt they’ll just pretend like it never happened, I think eventually DB will be friends again.

      • Natalie says:

        “All up in Serena’s business”? Dan told Serena that she disgusts him and he doesn’t know who she is anymore, in the Season 5 Finale. If the writers ignore that (and all of Nate and Serena’s beautiful relationship) just for the sake of putting two people back together who never really connected in the first place and are basically siblings now, then I guess Gossip Girl really HAS lost the plot. Chuck/Blair and Nate/Serena have earned happy endings, though I’ll admit that Dan and Blair were very cute together. The writing didn’t live up to expectations, however.

        • MB says:

          Well, based on spoilers, Dan is all sorts of up in Serena’s business, and Nate is screwing Serena’s boyfriend’s daughter, who may not even be legal. So… yeah, I’m thinking Nate and Serena don’t have much of a shot at this point. I mean, they were never going to let Dan end up alone, and he certainly wasn’t going to end up with Blair, so… *shrugs*

        • John says:

          You be crazy. Serena and Dan had probably the only good relationship on the show. Nate isn’t even a main character and Serena and Nate only had hookups, they were never in an actual relationship (and when your first hookup is you cheating on your GF/Best friend, you do not classify beautiful).

        • Ashley says:

          Dan/Serena has been the other core couple along with Chair. There’s a reason something big Dan/Serena related happened every season, and Nate/Serena only got half a season in S3. Serena kissed Dan while with Nate, then chose Dan over Nate when Juliet drugged her. That was the end of Serena/Nate right there. It was always a build up to Dan/Serena.

          Look, Nate is sweet and everything, but they didn’t portray Serena/Nate as an epic love story or anything. They dated for half a season and all they did was fight and have sex. And Nate basically became Serena’s doormat even when it was obvious she had feelings for Dan still.

          Until S5 when Dan was full on in Blair infatuation, Dan and Serena have always been there for each other and come back to each other. They are also meant to parallel Rufus/Lily, so there’s that too. I personally love them together, despite Dan’s behavior last season which was annoying and selfish. But people make mistakes.

  20. bas says:

    I’m surprised Ausiello even did a CB scoop…

  21. BH says:

    “Toward the end of last season we got how to write for [Chord] and [who] the Sam character was”

    Really I must have missed that episode because I still don’t think they fully know what to do with the character and he is so not right as the new male lead

    • Carl says:

      “Toward the end of last season we got how to write for [Chord] and [who] the Sam character was”
      LOOOOL
      that phrase sounds so “professional”, I mean, the show has 9, NINE so-called “professional writers”, aka people who are paid and made a living of writing scripts, and only after a full season of 22 episodes they “get” how to write a character? (which btw already existed in the previous season!) :O that’s soo lazy dudes! Brad Falchuk has no sense of shame :P

  22. kerdan says:

    well, about grey’s anatomy, anything about Arizona’s fate?

  23. Danielle says:

    First of all – thank you for answering my question (and for not cutting half of it off like you did before! ;) lol)

    Second – I very much approve of the Chuck and Blair spoilers. It’s been far too long since we had a steamy Chair scene!

  24. Leigh says:

    CHAIR=DESTINY=ENDGAME-as it has ALWAYS been FATED to end!!! And, HELL TO THE YEAH FOR THE RETURN OF CB STEAMY/SEXY TIMES…So SORELY missed & LONG OVERDUE!!!

  25. Maria. says:

    Aahh finally something about Chuck and Blair.
    This is going to be awesome, I know it. To the butthurt Dbers: get a life…please.
    There are people who are excited about S6 and want to enjoy it.

  26. hru says:

    HEY THANKS FOR THE CSI UPDATE…. THANK YOU THANK YOU If I was in a city near you I would get ya a Snapple of your choice and a movie ticket to the smurfs.

  27. Sam says:

    I love Suits! I’m glad Hardman is gone, he’s the only character I dislike on the show. Well, him and Louis, but Louis can be amusing sometimes. Can’t wait for January!

  28. miguel says:

    he posted my question about switched at birth! YAY!

  29. MC Maine says:

    Sounds like Derek and Meredith are definitely not going to Boston. (As if anyone thought they would.) Wonder how they will get Cristina not to go to Mayo, Alex not to leave, etc.

    • Elf says:

      Teddy is gone, Arizona will probably die/be in a coma, Cristina and Alex will stay as the heads of their respective departments.

  30. A says:

    Every time I see Howard’s mother on BBT I have a different image of her in my head. I’ve looked up how Carol Ann Susie actually looks and that is not what I had in mind from the descriptions I’ve heard. Still looking forward to BBT!

    • kmac0505 says:

      Bringing Howard’s mother visually into BBT will be a “Jumping the Shark” moment. Always a big let down when sitcoms do this. Means they don’t really trust their audience.

  31. Lena says:

    Dear Gossip Girls fans,
    GO AWAY.
    Sincerely,
    hopefully most of the world

  32. Mike says:

    God, i wish Sebastian Stan was a regular on OUAT, Jefferson was my favorite guest character, and he had some wierd chemistry with Emma, I prefer him to August, but glad to hear he is back for 3+ episodes.

  33. arial2 says:

    Re Mentalist: no need to replace AR when CBS has alreadysignalled the show will likely not be renewed by placing it in the “death knell” 10 PM Sunday slot?

  34. The Squatch says:

    Boardwalk Empire is one of my favorite shows and I’m still going to watch, (I’m not one of those “I’m never watching again!” people when something you don’t like happens), but I just don’t think the show will be quite as good without Jimmy Darmody. I also believe there is going to be a small time jump when we return which I don’t really care for. I would have liked to have seen the immediate reactions of people to Jimmy’s death. Especially the reaction of Richard Harrow, who has become my favorite character on the show. You would think he would want to get revenge, but he did say before he wouldn’t kill Nucky because he was so nice to him or something. (Not sure if I’m remembering that right.) I know they fired him for offscreen problems, but I wish they could have done it while still leaving the door open for a possible return, should the actor make some changes in his life. It’s sad, really.

  35. K says:

    Thank GOD Stephanie Savage is back.

  36. murley says:

    well i for one (as a bit of an unlikely nerd) have always had a soft spot for sam and am glad to hear they feel they have found his voice and will be featuring him more this season.

  37. Jill says:

    Can I get something- Anything!- on Reid from Criminal Minds?

  38. Ash says:

    While Artie would have been my first choice for the new male ND lead, I wont be super disappointed if Sam comes out on top.

  39. Mary says:

    I’m kind of hoping we don’t see Howard’s mother on BBT. I’ve loved the fact that she’s just been a voice off camera yelling at him.

  40. gossip2010 says:

    finally chair is back !!! i couldn’t stand dair anymore, they were so annoying.
    For me, dair was a big joke, they are the two people in the gang that should never be together . A friendship between them is already difficult to understand , so a relationship is way worst
    Anyway the good news is the return of chair and that makes me happy

  41. tp says:

    For those that are interested there’s the full pilot epi for Revolution on Hulu.

  42. Natalie says:

    Hey, Aus! Thanks a bunch for the spoilers on “OUAT”, “Nikita”, “The Good Wife” and, as I’ve said before – I love this place because you get us the good stuff – on “The Mentalist”. Loved the Mad Hatter, so I’m so glad they got him back. Interested to see what happens with Alicia and Peter, and again Bruno Heller just is such a great showboss. I think the way he’s handling the temporary exit of VP, not making some stunt exit, etc., is perfect. I’ll miss her while she’s gone.
    Next time you get any news, could you find out anything on the 100th episode of “The Mentalist”? The writers tweeted some awesome stuff today as a small tease about it that has a lot of peeps very excited, and I’m one of them.
    Thanks again, Aus. :)

  43. Megan says:

    All I have to say is thank God Chuck and Blair get steamy scenes! i can’t wait for this last season because I know it will be a million times better than last year just with this spoiler.

  44. Holly says:

    Excited for Boardwalk Empire even though Jimmy is gone. :*( Thanks for the scoop! Bobby Cannavale’s character sounds interesting. I can’t imagine a psychopath worse than Gillian.

  45. Leigh says:

    I’m Ready for a season of Chuck and Blair. Thank goodness terrible Dair is done and we get our OTP back!!!

  46. Judith says:

    Can’t wait for Chuck and Blair in season 6, thanks for the scoop!!!

  47. mia says:

    *cough* bring back Summer for those VanPel-free episodes *cough*

  48. zaza says:

    It’s so nice to get scoop on Haven. Can’t wait for it to get back. There are so many exciting things that need to be explored/explained.

    And as far as Van Pelt is concerned, I can do very well without her no matter how long her maternity leave is…..the character annoys me.

  49. nick1372 says:

    Thanks for the MF, TBBT, The Middle and OUAT scoop!

  50. chantal says:

    btw i will FINALLY see howard’s mother! yay! seriously is going to be hilarious. it will be weird tho i’m used to hearing just her voice. i still don’t have a clue about sheldon tho

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