Matt's Inside Line: Scoop on Gossip Girl, Private Practice, Last Resort, Broke Girls and More

Gossip Girl, Last ResortIs Gossip Girl setting a course for a plane tragic ending? What’s the scooper on Private Practice‘s Cooper? Is the latest Last the best? When is Mad Men back? Read on for As to those Qs plus teases from other shows.

Gossip Girl | Spotted: A body bag on Gossip Girl?! Sources confirm that the CW soap’s penultimate episode will feature a plane crash! The flight manifesto is being kept under tight wraps, but the Inside Line is that at least one major character is on board. Who do you suspect/fret might buy it before GG says goodbye? Hit the comments with your predictions.

Private Practice | Previously on TVLine, KaDee Strickland used words such as “phenomenal” to describe the script for the Cooper-centric Episode 8. Now here she is (sorta) telling you what that hour is about. “It’s ‘Cooper All The Time’!” she laughs. “Everything you have fallen in love with about Cooper over the last six years, there’s a full hour of it. It’s ‘Cooper’s Greatest Hits,’ that’s what it is.” Which, given the news about the series’ end date, sets up a nice send-off for the character (as well as the others who each get a POV-centric episode before the Episode 13 finale). “After six years of doing these two [characters], it’s so great when you get in there and still enjoy working together,” Strickland says of scene partner Paul Adelstein. “I mean, we’ve been seeing each other at work on a daily basis for six years, and it’s wonderful how that can imbue the work. We had a lot of laughs and a lot of fun making that episode.”

Last Resort | ABC felt strongly enough about this Thursday’s episode of the freshman drama to issue a screener, and their instincts were right. Accurately pegged by series cocreators Shawn Ryan and Karl Gajdusek as the best episode since the premiere, the narrative is split between a face-to-face between Chaplin/Kendall and SecDef William Curry (who is even more sketchy in person than he is squawking over the Colorado‘s intercom) and a sub mission that Grace must command, when a chink in the perimeter materializes. The negotiations between Chaplin and Curry also brings Grace’s father to Sainte Marina, where he makes clear his own agenda (and might get to play hero, in a way). You’ll also gain more insight into why things are so wackadoodle back in D.C., and learn what ace-in-the-hole Chaplin has to play at the bargaining table. Meanwhile on the sub, Grace kicks much ass with a crafty trick that evokes Star Trek II, and in doing so kinda plays matchmaker for one couple. Oh, and one of the power players at the peace pow-wow shoots someone to death. Definitely a must-see hour if you’ve been or thought about climbing on board. As for the next episode (airing Nov. 8), there’s this morsel: “The crew is hit with an attack by an unknown force unlike anything they’ve seen before.”

2 Broke Girls | Nov. 5 marks the debut of Veronica Mars alum Ryan Hansen as “Candy Andy,” the proprietor of a local confectionery who is sweet on Caroline. Alas, Max’s partner in cupcaking shies away from TV’s erstwhile Dick Casablancas because “she definitely does not make the best first impression,” Beth Behrs teases. That said, the Broke Girl touts Andy’s introduction as “my favorite episode that we’ve shot so far” as well as “probably one of the most shocking.” As for Hansen’s performance, “He blows me away,” Behrs raves. “He is so funny and he fits so perfectly into that role and into our show. The studio audience went crazy for him.” Apparently so did the producers, as Andy will recur for at least four episodes. “There is ‘unfinished business,’” Behr teases.

I now close with a pair of reader questions….

Please tell me the likelihood of Alphas returning for Season 3 is high! After the Season 2 finale, I will WEEP if the show doesn’t return. –Juli
I wouldn’t go so far as to say the likelihood of renewal is “high,” but at the very least it shouldn’t be ruled out. Depending on how all the DVR playback data and such stacks up, I’m hearing the odds of getting Season 3 are no less than 50/50.

Can you find out a return date for Mad Men? Not looking for exact but if it will be winter, spring or summer. –Kimma
Well, it’s definitely not going to be as soon as winter. And while I thought the period drama might return to the summertime premiere pattern from Seasons 1 through 4, I am told that Season 6 will in fact arrive in the spring of 2013.

If there’s a show you’d like the Inside Line on, email mattmtvguy@gmail.com, and maybe it’ll get some love the next time around!



Comments (76)

  • OMG I hope it’s not Chuck!!! I hope it’s Bart

    Comment by mary – October 25, 2012 03:35 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • i’m sure it’ll be Bart. someone none of us actually care about!

      Comment by Elyse – October 25, 2012 03:49 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Bart takes a swan dive off a roof. It’s not Bart.

        Comment by Nora – October 25, 2012 04:53 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Me too! Even after dying he’s a Douche.

      Comment by Nicole – October 25, 2012 08:17 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Lol!!! Yeah it’s not going to be Chuck no matter how much hatters wish it was considering Ed had filmed through the plane scene and is in the finale. Good try

    Comment by Leigh – October 25, 2012 03:37 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • A plane crash with a major character on board? That seems odd, because we’ve seen evidence of all the main characters surviving into the finale, and the ONE character we know dies does so in a different way…

    Perhaps it’s like Revenge, and one character is supposed to be onboard but ends up not being there?

    Comment by Jeannette – October 25, 2012 03:40 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Which character do we know will die?

      Comment by Jenny – October 25, 2012 03:47 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • (SPOILER)
        There’s a video of Bart falling off the roof as Chuck and Blair watch.

        Comment by Jeannette – October 25, 2012 04:40 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Can’t wait for Mad Men. A little less Megan and more Betty is all I ask. And more Ginsberg.

    I understand why Megan was featured so much… she’s Don’s wife! But still, less of her please.

    Comment by Teag – October 25, 2012 03:43 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • It makes sense they would want to keep airing Mad Men in the spring, as it makes them fresher in the minds of the Emmy voters when it’s time for nominations. It really paid off this year in terms of nominations, just not so much with the wins.

    Comment by Britta Unfiltered – October 25, 2012 03:44 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Yes, Chuck is back in NY after the flight, in the same episode & in the finale.

    Comment by Lili – October 25, 2012 03:44 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Please let the plane crash involve Bart, Stephen, Sage, Rufus (the new and worse version), Ivy, and the Minions (simply to see how Blair will fair without them at her beck and call).

    Comment by Annie – October 25, 2012 03:49 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Oh GG and Ausi, stop with the death threats against Chuck Bass. We all know it’s a happy ending (except for Bart…and poor Serena, if she ends up with, ugh, Dan).

    Comment by JA – October 25, 2012 03:52 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 2 Broke Girls – I was IN the audience for that taping! It was a very fun one. Can’t wait to see the episode air.

    Comment by Rebecca – October 25, 2012 04:03 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • This goes with my theory that Chuck dies and the paparazzi pics are from a “What if…” montage that Blair has :(

    Comment by Danyelle – October 25, 2012 04:05 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • No, that won’t happen. If the wedding would be a dream-scenario for Blair, she would make it perfect in her head…not followed by police officers interrupting the ceremony. Chuck won’t die.

      Comment by Lili – October 25, 2012 04:15 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Not happening! CHAIR will get their wedding & happy ending with lil’ Bass Babies so deal with it! You know it’s happening. And, your spec about a dream montage is laughable. B’s dream wedding to Chuck would never include Jack Bass, Dan, & Georgina amongst their wedding guests. That’s a twist only real life can provide. My guess is that CB call Jack because he is C’s only remaining blood relative (after Bart is killed in 6.09 & until CB MAKE Henry Bass & Co.) & because Jack is now a bonafide CHAIR SHIPPER!! And, I suspect D&G might crash the wedding-unless D SUCCESSFULLY makes with amends CB prior to the ceremony. The “major” character death in 6.09=BART! For real this time!

      Comment by LEIGH – October 25, 2012 08:59 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • You need to relax. There is no need to speculate like crazy about PEOPLE WHO AREN’T REAL.

        Comment by Canadian-JBS – October 25, 2012 09:51 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Hi! Welcome to the Internet, where we like to speculate like crazy about people who aren’t real. You’re new here, right?

          Comment by Rob J. – October 26, 2012 10:54 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Am I the only one that thinks its absolutely disgusting that the man Chuck whored his girlfriend out to is going to be part of the wedding? Gross.

        Comment by Nora – November 6, 2012 03:02 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Here’s hpoing that the plane crash involves some combination of the following:
    -Chuck
    -Blair
    -anyone else who isn’t Dan ;)
    But seriously, it wouldn’t shock me for TPTB to pull a “Shonda” & kill off a couple that people care about. Plus, it would show that the GG writers have a spine & aren’t caving to the desires of the crazies.
    That is all.
    XOXO!!!
    Gossip Girl

    Comment by Canadian-JBS – October 25, 2012 04:10 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Your bitterness is hilarious.

      Comment by wow – October 25, 2012 04:55 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I love bitter DB fans!! You guys make me laugh so hard! I literally can’t wait to see Chuck and Blair married with a kid and see what you idiots come up with when the show is done. Too funny

      Comment by Elisha – October 25, 2012 07:53 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • When the bloody hell did I say I was a DB fan? (spoiler alert: I NEVER DID!!!)
        All I am saying is that it would be very unorthodox to kill off a key character from a show this late in the game… and I would respect TPTB if they chose to do that.
        Also, lay off with the Dan bashing. So far this season, he is the only one true to who he really is…even if he does come off as a jerk in the process.
        Therefore, my views are valid & justified & you’re wrong to jump on my case about my opinion

        Comment by Canadian-JBS – October 25, 2012 09:46 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Wow, Dan stans are get really upset when they hear people say exactly what Dan is- a dirtbag. I don’t feel it because (Spoiler Alert) Chuck and Blair are endgame

          Comment by Kara – November 2, 2012 10:57 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • seems like you have a bigger fixation on Dair and love them unconciously. i mean really. the OP said nothing about dair.

        Comment by Sam – October 26, 2012 07:56 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Well if is not Bart, i think maybe Nate, i mean he doesnt had a good storyline since never, maybe he discovers who gossip girl is, and Pam! he dies and the secret dies with him

    Comment by Lorena – October 25, 2012 04:20 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Pam? P and B are nowhere close to each other on the keyboard.

      Comment by Sg.Grant – October 26, 2012 06:46 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • It was probably autocorrect.

        Comment by Mikael – October 26, 2012 08:59 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • It will probably be Bart, Lilly or Rufus. So excited for the last Resort tonight. Watching it live and recording the vampire diaries, the last two episodes were very boring.

    Comment by Patricia – October 25, 2012 04:34 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • They really were weren’t they? I’m speaking about TVD of course. I love Damon to death but they are really dragging the Elena-is-a-vampire-but-shes-having-so-much-trouble-with-it thing. I mean REALLY!?

      Comment by Nicole – October 25, 2012 08:20 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Is that Chuck getting on a plane??
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=44FIgZb-cUw

    God I hope he dies XD

    Comment by tiggles (@tinka_2910) – October 25, 2012 04:43 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • You wish, Sweetie. You guys are real morons

      Comment by Elisha – October 25, 2012 07:54 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • And you are a horrible cynical racist lesbian conservative herpes carrying judgemental bitch!!
        Are you on your period??
        Calm down. That is all

        Comment by Canadian-JBS – October 25, 2012 09:55 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • I think YOU are the one that needs to “calm down”. Bloody hell…

          Comment by wow – October 26, 2012 11:44 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
          • Didn’t your mother tell you to never swear on the internet? ;)

            Comment by Canadian-JBS – October 26, 2012 01:38 PM PDT  
        • Someone needs to get on some medication. Must be one of those crazy Dair fans.

          Comment by Lexie – October 31, 2012 08:28 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • I think you’re on your period by the looks of this post

          Comment by Kara – November 2, 2012 11:00 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • its bart i think.. the another people are all in finale.

    Comment by neddi^^ – October 25, 2012 04:49 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Hopefully it’s Ivy.

    Comment by wow – October 25, 2012 04:56 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I doubt GG at this point has the cajones to kill off a major character. If so I’m actually hoping it’s Chuck because it’s what Ed would have wanted. (Talks about it in interviews enough)

    Comment by Nora – October 25, 2012 04:56 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Spoilers from GG filming have already revealed all the main characters make it to the flash forward of Dan & Serena’s wedding, including all the parents, except Bart, who falls off a roof. So I bet nobody dies in the plane crash, at least nobody we care about.

    Comment by Ella – October 25, 2012 05:04 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I vote for Ivy!! although if it where to be a big character, what about Dan?

    Comment by Tinemi – October 25, 2012 05:19 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Chuck was not seen in the finale photos with the group and he is reportedly seen at an airport with Blair so I hope its not him :(

    Comment by JC – October 25, 2012 06:32 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Chuck is fine. Don’t worry.

      Comment by Janey – October 25, 2012 06:48 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Maybe Gossip Girl dies in the plane crash!

    Comment by Abi – October 25, 2012 06:38 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • That’s what I was thinking! My vote is for Gossip Girl although I would love to see Kristen Bell in the role. GG is a main character, even if she has been off-screen up until now.

      Comment by Ella – October 25, 2012 06:52 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Please it not chuck! No way!! I pray it not chuck!!!

    Comment by guest – October 25, 2012 06:50 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Oh hang on a min, but i surly it aint Chuck. I hope so

    I checked other news; Gossip Girl Season 6 Spoiler — Which Main Character Might DIE?

    “Michael says, “Gossip Girl will stick with tradition this season and have pretty much every episode build to some lavish event. Below is a sampling of just some of the episode-anchoring bashes that the show will be throwing…“ then he adds, “Can you spot the foiler?”

    A fashion show
    Thanksgiving dinner
    An out-of-town horse show
    An art show
    Jenny’s memorial service
    The opening of a pop-up store
    A Cotillion “

    Comment by guest – October 25, 2012 07:31 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • don’t give me hope please

    Comment by L O L – October 25, 2012 07:47 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Love how anybody who has anything bad to say about Chuck is an idiot or a moron. Guess Ed Westwick is too since he has also said he would like for Chuck to die in the end. I always felt like he is the tragic hero who you want to get a happy ending but never would. But its GG. Everybody who is a main character will get a happy ending, even if it makes no sense *cough* Derena *cough*

    Comment by Sarah – October 25, 2012 08:14 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • *cough* *cough* Some morons don’t know Ed was joking and take him literally so they look completely stupid when they say Ed wants Chuck to die. Might want to learn what sarcasm is. Oh, wait, though, you shipped a dead ship and though they were end game. Oops, my bad for thinking you had any resemblence of a brain

      Comment by Kara – November 2, 2012 11:00 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • You TV Line folks cannot help but troll-esp. Re: Gossip Girl. Honestly, it’s PATHETIC at this point! We already know from all the leaked intel/photos/set reports that Chuck&Blair are getting their WELL EARNED CHAIRYTALE ending + Waldass Babies-as they & the fans deserve! Chuck will not be on the plane when it crashes-I doubt any main character will be. The producers & cast have also commented on how satisfying the ending is and how all the main characters end up in a good place-LM has commented how THRILLED she is w/the ending (Happily married CB & Family)! And, Dan & Serena will also get their happy ending in the FF-WHERE CB’s first born, Henry, proves to be a chip off the CHAIR block!!! As for the character death, we ALL know it is Bart! Just stop the trolling already.

    Comment by LH – October 25, 2012 08:39 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Until the episode actually airs, we know nothing. For all we know, the leaked intel/photos/set reports could be huge red herrings.

      Comment by Canadian-JBS – October 25, 2012 09:48 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • FYI, Gossip Girl isn’t so profitable that they can waste time and money on days of filming “red herrings.” If anything’s a fake-out, it could be the Dan/Serena nuptials that we only saw a brief glimpse of- but it’s clear that the Chuck/Blair scenes from the finale (which also included Serena/Dan/Nate) are legit. So none of the mains are going to die.

        Comment by Maria – October 30, 2012 06:48 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Hello Dair fans. You can’t waste that time on filming. It costs a ton of money. Some people here are jus plain stupid

        Comment by Kara – November 2, 2012 11:01 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Uhh, dude? Leighton hardly said CB ending would be her happy ending. She implied something quite different: “”I guess everyone else’s happy ending would probably be that she ends up marrying Chuck. But I don’t know the answer.”

      Comment by cora@gmail.com – October 26, 2012 06:10 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • You’re talking about a different (older) interview. After the finale was filmed, Leighton did say she was very happy with how Blair’s story ends. And since she ends up married to Chuck with a kid…

        Comment by Maria – October 30, 2012 06:57 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • She just said she was happy with Blair’s ending- which is with Chuck so get your panties on straight and stop being this dumb

        Comment by Kara – November 2, 2012 11:02 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Thanks for the head up TV Line. Won’t be watching PP. They are barely tolerable all together much less centric to one character.

    Comment by Tina – October 25, 2012 08:56 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I would love for Chuck to die. And that’s not even as a Chuck-hater: it would give his character’s journey some actual gravity. If the writers just wrap everything up in this tidy little bow, that would be ridiculous.

    Comment by cora@gmail.com – October 26, 2012 06:08 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • You are a Chuck hater. Clearly.

      Comment by frontin – October 26, 2012 11:46 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • then so is ed apparently cause he wants his character dead, too.

        Comment by L O L – October 26, 2012 01:37 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • And I can tell your stupid enough not to know what sarcasm is. Complete dolt

          Comment by Kara – November 2, 2012 11:03 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Uh, huh. Guess what? You won’t get anything and Chuck and Blair will be married with a boy. And only a moron like you sees Chuck’s journey leading to death. Clearly it’s about Chuck getting a family, finding love and not being alone which he was all of his life. But, hey, if you watched the show you’d actually get the show….

      Comment by Lexie – October 31, 2012 08:30 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I would love it if D & S got married. They were so good together in season 1.

    Comment by cas – October 26, 2012 08:42 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Please pretty please , make Chuck get in the plane.He doesn’t deserve to live anyway.UES is better without a douchy rapist

    Comment by maris – October 26, 2012 09:02 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I’ll go one step further. The UES is better off all in the plane & all dead, for as long as the UES roams, it truly is the darkest timeline ;)

      Comment by Canadian-JBS – October 26, 2012 01:36 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Love your butthurt Dair fans.It’s delicious. Keep dreaming. Hey, did you hear Chuck and Blair are getting married?

      Comment by Kara – November 2, 2012 10:55 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Can Georgina kill them all?

    Comment by minaviendha – October 27, 2012 05:04 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Those wedding photos from the set are suspicious. It was indoors so the photographers had to have access to the venue, but why would the show purposely allow them to be released so far in advance? Dan doesn’t look happy in the photos, either. Maybe it’s a scene of Serena dreaming about the future and envisioning her perfect wedding to Dan. But when Dan enters the picture, she sees he is miserable and comes to the realisation that they are they’re different people who want different things.

    Comment by decee – October 28, 2012 07:05 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Alphas ending talk about a cliffhanger; i was on the edge of my seat wondering what had happened to the team, apart from gary, which seem to have no effect on him at all. Sets it up nicely for a season three.
    Skylar adams was an asset in helping the team to bring down Parish. Summer Glau was outstanding in the last two episodes, really up the tempo of the show.
    Regardless of the ratings, Syfy have got themselves a really great show in there grasp, surely they are not gonna let it go.

    Comment by chrisdvanne – October 29, 2012 05:03 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Well, the GG spoiler says that a main character is on board- not that they crash with the plane. And we know all the mains are in the finale. So I could see Chuck bailing out, even intentionally planning it that way so that his dad, or whoever’s after his dad, thinks he’s dead?

    Who knows, I just want to see Chuck and Blair married already.

    Comment by Maria – October 30, 2012 06:53 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Unlesd your parents were killed and your mother melted to a plane seat you like mine. Ireally would appreciate if you would keep those kind oh comments either on a fictitious show or in my case in real life.

      Sincerely. Mrs. Sergio Valensuel

      P.s. chow for now

      Comment by sandy venable valensuela – January 30, 2013 04:11 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I hope it’s Nate! Can’t stand Nate!

    Comment by Ruta – November 10, 2012 07:26 AM PDT  Reply To This Post

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