Matt's Inside Line: Scoop on Once, Grey's, NCIS: LA, HIMYM, Newsroom, Criminal Minds and More
Will Grey’s Anatomy do a “double” take? Good lovin’ for Once Upon a Time‘s Evil Queen? Who’s returning to NCIS: Los Angeles? And what tune does How I Met Your Mother have on tap? Read on for answers to those questions plus teases from other shows.
Anything, I will take anything regarding the new upcoming season of Grey’s Anatomy! ANYTHING, please. –Sara
It appears that things refuse to remain sleepy in Shonda Rhimes’ Seattle, seeing as the Season 10 opener will involve a group of firefighters. There may also be a bit of a “two-parter” feel to the ABC drama’s return – heck, maybe it will even turn out to be an actual two-hour premiere a la Seasons 5, 6 and 8 – since several of the guest-starring roles, including one fireman’s fiancé, will span two episodes.
Do you have any Regina-related scoop for Once Upon a Time Season 3? –ZsaZsa
And how! With an eye on the upcoming run, series cocreator Adam Horowitz tells us, “We may find out that perhaps, just perhaps, there is a special someone out there for Regina.” (This is where you play matchmaker in the Comments.)
Do you have any scoop on what The Newsroom will bring us when it returns? —Erica
We now go to TVLine’s Kim Roots, live on the screener-watching scene! “The Tea Party hasn’t forgotten about the ‘American Taliban’ comment Will made in last season’s finale, and ACN takes a few major hits because of it,” Roots reports. “But that’s nothing compared to the huge trouble the network – and News Night, in particular – are in as the season opens. Elsewhere: Maggie’s got a terrible new haircut (with an even more terrible story behind it), a NewsNight staffer gets arrested, Marcia Gay Harden is a lot of fun as a sharp-dressed attorney, Jim spends a lot of time on a bus with Grace Gummer (Smash) and we finally find out exactly what Will said in the rest of his stoned voicemail to Mackenzie.” Thanks, Kim!
Any chance that Peter Cambor will be coming back to NCIS: LA next season? Even briefly? It seems like a great chance to bring Nate back, for the fallout of the finale. –Tracie
You’ve got a bright bean there, Tracie – since I can report that Cambor/Nate will in fact resurface early into Season 5.
I’m in desperate need of some True Blood spoilers, please give me anything you got! –Drew
This Sunday there are exceedingly disturbing goings-on between makers and progeny, and two more characters appear to be about to bite the dust — one of them willingly.
Can you confirm any stars returning for Defiance Season 2? –Sally
I shan’t, but instead will tell you about a new series regular. The Syfy hit is casting the role of Niles Pottinger, a “provisional mayor” installed into office by E-Rep. This 40something gent is described as both “a man of manners who is rarely in public without cufflinks and freshly polished shoes” and a “sociopath.” We’re also going to meet Rafe’s wife Pilar, whom as you know was sent away years ago after almost killing their children during a bipolar fugue.
Do you have anything new on the final season of How I Met Your Mother? – Babar
This just in from Wayne Brady, who is set to recur as Barney’s bro James during the CBS sitcom’s farewell run: “My first appearance of the season will involve me singing a little Kenny Rogers-and-Dolly Parton tune, and it’s going to be really funny.” Assuming we’re talking “Islands in the Stream,” any guesses on the other half of his duet?
What happened to CSI: NY? And CSI: Miami, for that matter? The Finder? Body of Proof? Is Leverage taking on the big networks for another season? Has Graceland left the building? Is Touch in or out? Has Sinbad sailed into enough hearts to stay? Thanks in advance for your insight. –Kevin
Cancelled, cancelled, cancelled, cancelled, no, “too early to tell,” cancelled and one-and-done. And you are welcome!
Will Thomas Gibson and Matthew Gray Gubler direct any Season 9 episodes of Criminal Minds? –Brigitte
Series boss Erica Messer reports back that yes, both Gibson and Gubler will again step behind the camera this season.
Over the past few weeks on Franklin & Bash, Rob Lowe’s name has been dropped more often than F-bombs on HBO. Any idea if the man will make an appearance as himself on the show? –Anthony
Somehow I, too, missed this news, but apparently the rivalry between Franklin, Bash and Rob Lowe will literally come to a head when the Parks and Recreation star pops up in the Aug. 14 season finale.
With Gregg Sulkin’s pilot not being picked up is there any chance we could see him back on Pretty Little Liars? I love having an extra Fitz around. –Estee
Greg could be back in the future, I am told, but not during this summer season.
Any word on a Men at Work renewal? I really love that show, all those guys are hilarious! –Tedi
There’s nothing official to report yet, but at least one source I spoke to said not to rule it out.
I read that [UPDATED] Marina Sirtis will be reprising her role as Orli Elbaz on NCIS — that’s fantastic! We have news of a returning character that is closely affiliated with Ziva. Now, can we please get some news about Cote de Pablo — preferably good news that she will be returning? –Claire
Given very recent developments, the best we can do is hope that Eli’s Mossad successor isn’t back for a (gulp) funeral.
Will any progress be made in Melissa and Joey‘s relationship in upcoming episodes? –Julia
I am hearing that towards the end of the season, fans such as you should be very happy.
I’ve been completely hooked by The Fosters – a terrific show for all ages. Any scoop? –Lisa
In Monday’s episode, when Liam confronts Callie in a major way, one of the guys in her life tries to defend her. Anyone else bothered by the word “tries”…?
Please tell me that Famke Janssen will be in Season 2 of Netflix’s Hemlock Grove. –Fernando
Famke Janssen will be in Season 2 of Netflix’s Hemlock Grove!
Can we please get some scoop on Hawaii Five-0 Season 4? And this is a random question, but has Rookie Blue ever mentioned Frank and Noelle’s baby’s name? I can’t seem to remember or find it online. –Clarlee
I’m dry on H50 at this instant, but will hook y’all up next week, for sure. As for the Rookie baby, no, you didn’t miss her name – but it will be revealed before this season is over.
If one of the new ABC comedies fails quickly, could ABC schedule Suburgatory for a full season? — @chloebates4
As previously Inside Line’d, though Suburgatory at this time has just a 13-episode order, for midseason, that total could in theory be increased – which would be Super Fun, right?
I am trying to find the name of tango music that General Hospital‘s Duke and Anna danced to at Nurses’ Ball, and when Duke danced with Emma. – Anne
The Nurses’ Ball tango was “Tango Apasionado” by Larry Groupe, while Emma and Duke danced to “Tango Bradere” by Brad Hatfield.
I am a TVLine addict, absolutely love your scoops and the pithy tone in which you deliver them. Please, anything on the status of Cooper next season on Southland? –Veronica
Erm, this is awkward…. Though an “addict,” you somehow missed this bit of sadness.
What is your review of the TV series Betrayal ? –Mike
I finally brought myself to pop the new ABC drama into my Sony Watchman D-VE7000S, and it plays like a 40-minute commercial for a perfume called “Infidelity” — and if you happen to know perfume lingo, this one has a base note of vanilla.
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