Blind Item: Someone's Got a Bun in the Oven — and We're (Kinda) Naming Names!

This isn’t so much a blind item as it is, say, a far-sighted one. But, before I explain why, let me give you your clues:

* As the headline on this story foretells, a certain female character is about to be paid a visit by the stork. (Her delicate condition will be revealed on air sometime in the next three months.) What the headline doesn’t hint at, however, is that the gal in question is a lead on an established series (i.e., more than a season old).

SPOILERS | Scoop on Scandal, Mad Men, Vampire Diaries, Parenthood and More in Ask Ausiello!

* When Madame X finds out that she’s with child, she’ll be — understatement alert! — shocked. Fans of the show, by contrast, will likely love the plot twist.

Now, as for the “far-sighted” element of this “blind” item: The mystery woman is one of the 13 suspects included in the gallery below. So, before your hit the comments, take a look and hedge your bets!

Comments are monitored, so don’t go off topic, don’t frakkin’ curse and don’t bore us with how much your coworker’s sister-in-law makes per hour. Talk smart about TV!

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  1. a says:

    Gotta be Leslie Knope, everyone that loves Parks and Rec would love that. In contrast, I can’t see a single person being happy about Rachel Berry being pregnant.

    • francisca says:

      Yup, I would really hate to see Rachel pregnant at this point, same goes for Beckett, difference being that one is too young, and single and is just starting to live her life on her own and the other, well, I just don’t believe that Marlowe would do something like that this soon, not for another season or two.
      My guess is that it’s Olivia on the series finale of Fringe.

      • I hope it isnt Beckett, yet , also. Not for another season or so.I thin its too early in their new found relationship.I would like to see Castle and Beckett get engaged and married before that happens.I know that many of the fans want Caskett babies now, but my personal opinion is to wait . The show may have already broken the Moonlighting curse,but… I am not sure. I guess we will just have to trust Marlow and Co. and see what happens.

        • But I would also like to add that if Stana is really pregnant,I wish nothing for the best for her and the baby and many congrats!

          • Ali, Sr. says:

            Glenda – First & foremost – agree with you if this were a reality – congratulations – a blessing.

            IF FICTION? BECKETT! What TV couple has mastered the most orgasmic handshakes in the universe? CASTLE & BECKET – no contest. If you combine ‘eye ball’ sex, Beckett’s ‘hair porn” & Rick’s ruggedly handsomeness times 3 – 4…the other couples do not stand a chance against this odds. Lets not forget how proficiently they can SHUT THE FRONT DOOR – in the middle of A THUNDER STORM without ever loosing their SERENITY -DOUBLE RAINBOWS – ALWAYS…:)

      • Hannah says:

        I agree. I’m pretty sure Marlowe wants to drag out the ups and downs of their relationship for a couple more years. It’ll be awhile before Beckett gets pregnant. It took them long enough to get together in the first place. Marlowe likes to keep his audience waiting, which drives us crazy, but keeps us watching the show and Castle still going. As for Rachel, she’s only 18 and if she were to get pregnant, I’m pretty sure she can kiss her Broadway career goodbye. Besides, Glee already had one unplanned pregnancy, I’m pretty sure they wouldn’t go for second one, especially on their main character. And furthermore, I just don’t see anyone on Glee getting pregnant. It would be waay off the story line that they are following this season. I feel like they just threw Rachel into the list to let people wonder.

      • K says:

        i don’t think its olivia, they just lost etta and are both in fragile states emotionally. plus peter seems to be pulling away from her since hes got the observer tech in him. i dont think the best thing to do after mourning their long lost daughter and fighting an army of observers is to have a baby. just sayin

        • SK says:

          Plus the fact that the show ends in Jan and the article says in the next 3 months which puts us beyond the finale. I also agree with you that it’s too soon after losing Etta and they don’t even have the time to get intimate with the fight against the Observers.

    • ben says:

      Yeah, Rachel has to be the most obviously wrong. Addison seems to fit the clues the best, but it’s also just a little too obvious, isn’t it?

    • Caitorade says:

      Would Leslie be shocked though?

    • Leah says:

      Since Parks is always on the verge of being cancelled, Schur & Co. might go ahead and knock her up in the season finale in case they don’t get a chance later. But major Parks spoilers never get out, do they? We had no idea if Leslie was going to win the election or that Ben was going to propose until it aired, for example. I think it is entirely possible Leslie will get pregnant, but I don’t think this is about her.

      • Emily says:

        My thoughts EXACTLY. I would not be at all surprised if Leslie ends up pregnant toward the end of this season, but I can’t imagine it happening in the next three months. The show has enough storylines this season already.

    • Pearl says:

      It’s Addison, Meredith or Serena. But my money is on Addison. It makes sense for the series finale and the “happy end” Shonda promised for Addison.

  2. renton says:

    Penny. Big Bang Theory

    • Elizabeth says:

      As much as I would love that. I’m pretty sure that its Zoe. Would make huge sense since since her and wade can’t seem to stop jumping each other lol. And that would make fans happy

      • Stacey says:

        But would put a hamper on the efforts to keep the triangle with George and Wade going. If she’s pregnant. And it’s Wade! I could see a scare, but not a actual pregnancy.

      • dane says:

        No way it’s Zoe.. the Zade thing is too new and there are still too many George/Zoe fans to be ‘happy’. I also say definitely not Robin since it was established last season that she never has kids. I also doubt it’s Castle.. a pregnancy would be too much of a hinderance to the plot. I think Olivia or Penny.

        • mark says:

          Could be Serena as that’s maybe the only reason she ends up marrying in the final episode — but I do agree with Olivia in a Fringe finale as part of a reset in things…..

      • Kristina says:

        Wouldn’t make this fan happy, that would drag the how down.

    • valezza says:

      I’m totally sure it’s Penny from TBBT. Actually, I’ve been wondering for quite a while when they would do such a twist in plot. Everything fits perfectly.

      • Sara says:

        I saw her picture and I was like ugh it’s totally going to be Penny. I’d love to see her pregnant, or at least getting the news that she’s pregnant, but I really just…. I don’t want it to be Leonard’s. I really hate their relationship.

    • grace2552 says:

      That’d be a crazy move for BBT, though I do think it’s long past s*it or get off the pot (permanently) time for Leonard/Penny.

    • luli says:

      i could not see this happening this season…

    • Mike Q. says:

      Given the paths they’ve gone down this season (alternate, more appropriate, love interests for both Penny and Leonard), this makes a ton of sense as a next twist. I really don’t like the idea, though. You want to save the show: get Sheldon and Penny involved in more scenes together.

  3. JenInChicagi says:

    Kaley Cuoco

  4. Sarahii says:

    If you read this weeks Ask Ausiello, he mentions Alicia is something beginning with P. I hearby call this blind item SOLVED!! :)

    • Josh says:

      My guess is promotion.

      • Carrie says:

        Agreed. My initial reaction to the Alicia P post was Partner in the firm. I think its Addision that’s preggers – Shondra promised viewes a happy ending for her and that is what drove the spin off to begin with – Addison went to LA to see her old friend about getting help with her fertility.

    • TV Gord says:

      Yes, that’s what I was about to post. It’s Alicia.

    • kat says:

      First thing I thought too, although I think fans of Parks and Rec would be much happier than fans of The Good Wife…I feel like you wouldn’t really call it a plot twist on a sitcom would you?

    • mich says:

      I thought that too, but would he really make it that easy? It would be one thing if that spoiler appeared on a different site, but it was here all of 2 days ago. The p-word could very easily be promotion. Also would fans love the twist? I’m newly caught up with the show, but my sense is that fans are kind of split on Peter vs. Will, so I don’t know what the reaction would be.

      If it’s not Alicia, maybe Leslie Knope from Parks and Rec?

      • Saint Alicia says:

        Yeah, about half of TGW viewers would NOT love it (presuming Peter is the father since it’s been too long for WIll to be a possibility).
        Hope the P-word is promotion; Alicia does not need another annoying kid.

    • Sarah j says:

      Yes, exactly.

    • ABBY says:

      Do you think fans of TGW will be thrilled for Alicia to get pregnant? Personally I’d hate that plot twist.

      • Marie says:

        i would not be thrilled. I think it would be weird giving she already has teenagers and is uncertain with Peter.. I want her to be with Will for the good reasons… As I want Zoe to be with Wade for the good reasons. Same goes for Penny and Leonard. Meredith would be awesome since they have been trying for so long and then gave up. Serena I wouldn’t be thrilled since it would be with her wanabee (ex?) boyfriend. It is established that Robin will never have children. And I don’t watch the other shows.

      • ethan says:

        I would hate it. It would be a jump the shark moment. I can’t see ANY fan would support Alicia being pregnant. it doesn’t add anything to the story. Alicia’s kids are barely tolerable. We don’t need any BABIES on the show.

        • thatgirlp says:

          As a fan of TGW, Alicia with a baby would definitely be a step backwards for her character. She gave up the LAW to be a GOOD WIFE AND MOTHER for 15 year once. And the thought of her having ANOTHER kid with cheatin azz Peter would be a mess. He would only USE IT (the baby) has yet one more campaign prop…just as he uses her!

          We can barely tolerate the kids they have on the show now!!!!!

      • thatgirlp says:

        ONLY if it’s Will’s BABY! :)

      • zxc123 says:

        Absolutely. I can’t possibly see fans in general be thrilled. It’s a spilt fandom between Will and Peter and even if it was Will’s (I don’t see how, but it would be my preference), I don’t want Alicia to be dragged into the whole maternal guilt again, à la Caitlin. That storyline has already been done pre-series and last season. Plus, who needs a baby anyway in a setting as TGW’s one? No, no and no. P stands for promotion, or at least I hope so.

    • Maggie says:

      Since Alicia is an associate in a law firm, I’d say the P is for Partner!

  5. Andrew Bell says:

    It would certainly be shocking if Robin got pregnant since she can’t have kids and future Ted already said she never had kids of her own, but she always had his.

    • Annie-C says:

      I know she shouldn’t even have been in this.

    • Exactly…it’s a red herring, I’m assuming.

    • Anna says:

      Ausiello is absolutely messing with you. He knows that Robin is not in any way, shape, or form a viable candidate. He only put Robin in because it would be controversial to even suggest she could have children.

    • David S says:

      Future ted never actually says she never had kids. She said she never went… bungee jumping? I think that was the analogy used – been a while since I saw the episode. But I was under the impression that she only told Marshall and Lilly, NOT Ted. So he wouldn’t know that she’s sterile. Which would actually kinda make her the best candidate for this Blind Item.

      • JJ says:

        Future Ted specified that Robin never became a ‘pole-vaulter’ aka a mother and the creators of the show confirmed in an interview that Robin will never have a child.

      • Katie says:

        Robin actually does tell Ted. In the episode where he says “I love you” to Robin. The writers have confirmed, Ted confirmed when he said “She never became a pole vaulter”. The writer just put her in this list of women to throw off people like you who think there is still a chance Robin can have kids.

      • Stacy says:

        As poster Katie said, the EP’s (I believe) went on to confirm post-pole vault ep that Robin will not have children.

    • Min Min says:

      Just because she doesn’t have kids doesn’t mean she never gets pregnant …

      • Jen says:

        Uh, so she has a miscarriage or an abortion? This is a CBS sitcom comedy. HIMYM goes to darker and real places (e.g., Marshall’s dad’s death), but I guarantee they wouldn’t do that. Particularly the abortion. The miscarriage is slightly more in the realm of HIMYM, but hoenstly, if they were going to that, they would have done it last year instead of the infertility storyline.

    • Cherise says:

      I agree that it is probably about a character who thinks she can’t have children (per the “fans will love the plot twist.”) Robin was my first thought….or maybe Meredith on Grey’s.

  6. JenInChicago says:

    Ugh….re-post with my correct name….Kaley Cuoco.

  7. Joel says:

    Alicia Florrick

  8. Nicole says:

    Wow, until perusing the gallery, I was going to go with Nikita but since she’s ruled out and Burn Notice is going into it’s final season next year, I’m gonna go with it being Fiona.

    • Wackzoner says:

      I too think ( and hope) it is Fiona cause wasn’t there an interview with Jeffrey Donovan where he said his character makes one of the worst decisions of his life in the season finale and somehow it involves Fiona.

  9. George says:

    Please DON’T let it be Addison! After all she went through to try and get pregnant to have it “all of a sudden” happen would be ridiculous!

    • Joy says:

      Ditto with Meredith Grey….but it would be a typical Shonda move if she did.

      • Marie says:

        However, it happens a lot that women who are unable to conceive and who then adopt turn around and get pregnant after. Something about the pressure being gone and allowing the body to do things it’s own way.

        • Kiki says:

          This does not happen to a lot of people who adopt. Maybe a small percentage (under 5%), but it’s not common. Though, I wouldn’t put it past Shonda to perpetuate this misinformation.

        • Alicia says:

          You took the words right out of my mouth! I work in obstetrics and have met more than a few people who have tried every fertility treatment under the sun only to give up and find themselves pregnant after their bodies de-stress . I have a friend who adopted a little girl and two months later became pregnant. This is likely Addison because they can have her discover her pregnancy after the girl in the previews changes her mind about giving her baby to Addison for adoption.

        • melosm says:

          I am one of those woman that had this happen. 4 years of fertility treatments with no luck. When we finally gave up, it just happened.

          • Tess says:

            Congratulations! ^^ :) I’m still going with Meredith. I think Addison will get her happy ending with the adoption eventually. I think Meredith and Derek deserve it with all the crap they’ve been handed.

  10. lindsey says:

    Please be Kate or Penny

  11. English says:

    My sister and I are in agreement that Penny being pregnant would be funny as hell!

  12. Laura says:

    Better not be Beckett.

  13. kyle says:

    kind of hoping its beckett…

  14. John says:

    I’m calling Meredith. She thinks she can’t have children, hence the shock. And her and Derek have been going at it like rabbits this season.

    And fans will be happy because they’re finally getting something happy and shiny out of MerDer.

  15. xav says:

    Meredith being pregnant would be a shocker because of how hard she tried to get pregnant before, Alicia because she’s pretty older, and Beckett because she and Castle just got into a relationship. In terms of storytelling Meredith would probably be the best, least annoying one.

  16. Iloentje says:

    At first I thought Cristina on Grey’s, but she’s no lead. Meredith? No, won’t happen, hostile uterus & all (for the same reason: WHY is Robin in this gallery?? She’s infertile..) My bet’s on Leslie, Parks & rec. That will be wonderful <3

  17. Rose Romanick says:

    Omg!!! I hope it’s Leslie Knope!!!!

  18. Abbey says:

    Not Robin – Don’t we already know she never has kids!

  19. maria says:

    it has to be claire danes, who is pregnant on real life

  20. Deion says:

    Far sighted. Olivia Dunham? They are what? 8 years in the future?

    • Meg says:

      No, they’re in 2032. Not exactly 8 years.

    • Nic says:

      I was thinking Olivia too. It might be a shock to her especially if she was pregnant before she was ambered and didn’t know.

    • SK says:

      But the article says the pregnancy will be revealed in the next 3 months and the show ends in Jan. Plus if she was pregnant before she was ambered, Peter can’t be the dad because they were separated. I don’t think she would have been sleeping around so I don’t think so.

      It would make more sense for her to get pregnant now that they’re back together but it’s too soon after losing Etta and when do they even have time to be intimate when they’re in a war against the Observers?

      • Jen says:

        But the were only separated briefly. Olivia went to NYC but Peter stayed behind to keep looking for Etta so she could technically be pg by Peter. However I agree the show is ending in Jan so it couldn’t be her.

        I think Lesley Knope!!!

  21. Dr. Bombay says:

    Hoping it’s Amy Poehler though since she’s divorcing Wil Arnet I kind of douct it…

  22. LV says:

    It’s obviously not Robin from How I Met Your Mother, as it’s been established that she can’t have kids.

  23. Sandy says:

    Well it can’t be Robin. Didn’t they already say she never has kids? I think its going to be Meredith!

  24. Mare says:

    penny, mer, kate, zoey.
    penny or zoey most probably

  25. Tim says:

    Let it be Rachel pregnant after having drunk sex with Kurt

  26. hello says:

    I kinda hope Meredith, it is a girl and she calls her Alexandria(which i assume was Lexies real name)

  27. yankeesrj12 says:

    Well you said The Good Wife character had something that starts with P, so that’d be a guess.

    Kaley Cuoco did say she has a surprise for fans on Twitter, but I think that would be jumping the shark.

    • Britta Unfiltered says:

      Oh! That’s right! I was thinking I heard somewhere a rumor about Alicia being pregnant, but couldn’t remember where I was getting it from. It was totally from that. Is that something fans would be thrilled about though, if she had a baby with Peter? Maybe if it was a baby with Will they would go crazy with joy…I can’t see it being anything exciting if it was with Peter, but maybe that’s just me who feels that way.

      • Caro says:

        Could be, but “fans will be happy”. I don’t see that as a sure fact; fans being happy that Alicia is pregnant. So I think it’s not Alicia. I hope it’s Meredith, though.

    • Susannah says:

      Alicia is going to have to fall into bed with someone in the next two months or so. I didn’t think she was sleeping with Peter while they are separated, and she hasn’t been with Will for a year. Or did I miss something?

  28. Zach says:

    Addison, Meredith, or Leslie Knope..

    Addison is having the baby storyline already. Meredith and Derek have been pregnant and lost a baby (Shooter Season Finale) and Leslie Knope would be hilarious to watch as a pregnant person.

    A pregnancy complicates a crime procedural too much and there isn’t enough room in the episodes for too much time dedicated to a pregnancy and eventual child.

    Carrie on Homeland would be jumping roughly nine sharks.

  29. shalomo says:

    well hart of dixie is only a season old so that was stupid to include that

  30. oshay says:


  31. South says:

    Meredith, definitely.

  32. Karen says:

    pheewww… That’s a lot of ideas to think of. Methinks it might be Penny on BBT or Olivia on Fringe. Or at least, those are the two options I like the best

    • ben says:

      Olivia on Fringe certainly satisfies ‘fans happy’ and ‘character would be shocked’.

      I’m not sure it’s the most likely option, based on story, though.

  33. Lauren says:

    I’m going to say either Meredith or Robin!

  34. Alex says:

    Wonder if Chuck have the gut to nake Penny pregnant, if so, wow!

  35. Sami says:

    I bet it is Addison or Beckett

  36. Mila says:

    Definitely think it’ll be Fiona.

  37. Deion says:

    Also, the Florricks having another baby would be nuts, but so helpful to Peter’s campaign.

  38. Elyse says:


  39. Watches too much TV says:

    Well Robin, Addison and MEredtih can’t get pregnant ( well assuming tv shows actually stick to their medical facts LOLs) and last time I checked Rachel wasn’t busy getting busy with anyone, Brody is a NO and Finn’s in Lima….then again its Glee so anything is possible . If Kate ends up pregnant, thats too much like Bones, I cant see them doing that. I dont watch the other shows so I dont know

    • L says:

      Meredith can most surely GET pregnant, i’ve got two kids with a hostile uterus.. Its just not easy

      • Watches too much TV says:

        I always got the impression that Shonda didn’t want to go down that road and show more the adopted side of things, I can’t see Meredith getting pregnant at all though

    • Meredith can get pregnant, its just very difficult. Lots of people assume they can’t when they are told they have a hostile uterus, but all that means is that its less likely to implant. Doesn’t mean you can’t conceve.

  40. Linderella says:

    My money is on Meredith on Grey’s. If it’s Addison it is way too predictable.

  41. Linda says:

    For those saying it can’t be Robin because she ‘can’t’ get pregnant, Brooke Davis (OTH) was also told that and she wound up with twins.

    • Annie-C says:

      That would be a great answer for those sayong that about Meredith and Addison but Robin doesn’t have kids when Ted is telli g the story so it’s not about beig able to have some or not

    • Lena says:

      but future ted confirmed that robin never ended up having kids but did go on to become a famous anchor or something

    • Anna says:

      Future Ted and the creators of the show have confirmed multiple times that Robin never becomes a mother. She doesn’t adopt, she doesn’t give birth, she isn’t a surrogate. She does not have them with a fox, she does not have them in a box. She does not have there here or there, she does not have them anywhere.

  42. Tia says:

    Meredith Grey. Someone is pregnant from the Grey’s Anatomy sides.

  43. Kourtney says:

    I really hope its either Meredith or Addison

  44. Amanda says:

    I’ll pick Fiona.

    • Christine says:

      Yes, it would be great to see Michael and Fiona get some happy news for a change and it might help heal the rift between Michael and Madeleine.

  45. Trevor says:

    Its Shockingly Carrie on Homeland

  46. M3rc Nate says:

    Penny pregnant would be very interesting, Fiona pregnant would be very interesting and a good story twist, maybe bring Michael back from the dark? Kate Beckett? Lol not gonna happen till like season 8-10.

    Olivia D.? Maybe if the season was 19-22 episodes, but with 13 episodes i dont see a story line where her pregnant would make sense, unless it was the finale, they got rid of observers and 1) Timeline fixed, and Peter and Olivia meet, fall in love and shes pregnant 2) they get rid of observers but earth is still how it is, and she gets pregnant again to give a future/happy ending to the fans who love her and Peter together.

    Rachel? Idc. TGW? Idc. GG? Idc. Greys? Idc. Zoe? Idc. Carrie? Lol could i hate her neurotic bipolar character more if pregnant? im sure i could, esp cause it would kill the marriage hes in which im rooting for. I thought that SNL skit was right on the money and its why i cant STAND her character. Biggest crying mess ball in the world yet is working the biggest CIA case in American history? Yikes, moving to Canada.

    Robin? I thought it was a fact she cant get pregnant?

    Leslie? I would LOVE that. Addison? Idc.

    • Aenana says:

      My thoughts exactly about Olivia Duhnam – reset is too obviously as solution, so writers probably do not want go there, but ending with Olivia being pregnant, would have positive impact in the end. It would give hope for better tomorrow. After all, children are future. So it makes sense, I would love that end to series.

      • M3rc Nate says:

        Its possible, yet then again, every season has been about resetting, and getting things to normal (aka no Fringe events, no 2 universes interacting, no Observers from the future). I fear if your right, they might go the route of Peter dying to save the world for good, but the “happy ending” is Olivia finding out shes pregnant after hes dead. I just have this horrible feeling they wont give us a Olivia+Peter both alive, in love, married happy ending.

        • M3rc Nate says:

          Overall i hope they pull a S4. Because Peter is supposed to be dead…if you think about everything, it ALL started cause of Walter crossing over and stealing Peter. So if they completely fix the time line, Peter will have died naturally from sickness as a kid. But i hope like in S4..everyone that loves him remembers him, pulls him into reality and hes back, back with Olivia.

        • Lewis Jones says:

          If Wyman kills Peter, I’m boycotting anything else that man does. ;) He and Olivia have suffered enough.

          • Jen says:

            Joel wouldn’t do that to us. He’s promised a happy ending. It wouldn’t be a happy ending without Peter & Olivia together.

  47. Jessie says:

    How come no one thinks it’s Carrie on Homeland? I just feel like that would be such an insane twist – and Homeland is all about crazy awesome storylines.. Maybe it’s her!

    • kavyn says:

      I feel like Homeland fans would not enjoy Carrie being pregnant with Brody’s baby (it feels to soap opera-y). Where as with Leslie or Penny it would be great because it would only add to their characters.

    • It’s obviously Carrie. Plus, they said from the beginning, when Claire Danes got pregnant, that they would wiite her pregnancy into the show!

  48. Kristal says:

    My first response was “I hope its Robin”. But like everyone already said, she never has any kids. And after thinking about it, I really hope its Leslie. She and Ben would make the most amazing (and totally nerdy) parents. I want only good things to happen to them as if they were real people.

  49. Pres says:

    I was thinking Carrie from Homeland, because she is pregnant in real life. Not sure how that affected shooting the show.

  50. EllenFTW says:

    Fans will be ecstatic and Meredith wouldn’t expect it because of her infertility issues. Fingers crossed it’s her!