Ask Ausiello: Spoilers on Grey's, Supernatural, P'hood, Flash, Scandal, Bones, NCIS and More

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

Question: Do you have any scoop on Grey’s Anatomy, especially on Jackson and April or Jo and Alex? —Carly
Ausiello: I choose Couple No. 2, though as far as Shonda Rhimes is concerned, their romantic status is not Alex’s No. 1 priority as the new season opens, picking up barely a day later. “Alex and Joe are in an interesting place — though I don’t know if I would talk about them in terms of their relationship just yet, just because thats not really the focus at the moment,” the Grey’s creator shares. “Cristina has left him these shares and the seat on the board, and what that means for him is complex. Does he want that? Is that what he’s looking for? Did he want the money grab that [private practice] provided him, or does he want to be the guy who has a seat on the board? It’s a big deal for him to figure out what he wants.” Bonus Grey’s Scoop: Kevin McKidd is directing the season premiere!

Question: What can you tell me about the Season 6 premiere of Parenthood? —Daniel
Ausiello:
Two things: The episode is, curiously, titled “Vegas.” And it will mark the introduction of a character that has me worried about an already-troubled couple’s future. The dude in question is named Chris, and he’s Julia’s ex-boyfriend from law school. Apparently, they end up working together at her new job.

Question: Do you have any scoop on Bones‘ Booth and Brennan? —Amelia
Ausiello: The premiere picks up four months after the happy couple’s house got destroyed in a hail of gunfire (an incident that landed Booth in the hospital and in handcuffs). “For practical reasons that you’ll see, it has a very big effect on their marriage,” exec producer Jonathan Collier says of the FBI quagmire. “Booth has to deal with the legal consequences of where they ended up.” On the topic of B&B giving Christine a younger brother or sister, fellow EP Stephen Nathan would only confirm that “the Bones world will be expanding” in Season 10. Might a different pair find themselves with child? “That’s possible,” he teases. “Families grow. People have children.”

Question: Can you give any scoop on Sleepy Hollow? —Kate
Ausiello: Look for Jenny and Abbie’s relationship to “get deeper” in Season 2, per Nicole Beharie. “They’re a lot closer because they’ve faced the tribulations, and they’re learning more about their family — mom, dad, all that kind of stuff,” she explains. “But a few people step into the situation and put a wrench into it, and they end up butting heads.”

SupeQuestion: I need something to survive the Supernatural hellatus! —Katherine
Ausiello:
I see what you did there. You took hell and hiatus and smushed them together. That’s some clever wordplay. Here’s your scooprize: Scottish actress Ruth Connell (pictured, right) is joining the cast in the pivotal recurring role of Rowena, a mysterious old-school witch who, rumor has it, is looking to reclaim her power base.

Question: Do you have any scoop on Supernatural and Demon Dean? —Joanna
Ausiello:
Wondering how Cas will handle his buddy’s new persona? Well, first he’ll have to find out about it. “He doesn’t know what happened to Dean,” executive producer Jeremy Carver tells TVLine. “You’ve got to remember, Sam put Dean down on the bed dead. [He] comes back in the room [and] Dean’s not there. So no one knows what happened.”

Question: Any news on Jennifer Love Hewitt’s Criminal Minds character? —Michael
Ausiello:
Turns out that the the BAU team previously made the (off screen) acquaintance of J.Love’s character — because FBI agent Kate Callahan apparently was on hand for their bar-closing karaoke night last season. Nonetheless, they’re a bit startled by the way she resurfaces in their world. “You see [Kate] doing something you don’t see our team ever doing, which is schmoozing with a bad guy, working undercover to take a pedophile down,” show boss Erica Messer shares. “We’ve never seen our team pretend to like a criminal, so right off the bat she’s different in that way.”

Question: Have you got any scoop on Season 12 of NCIS? —Tara
Ausiello:
As showrunner Gary Glasberg previously told TVLine, coming off a season that 1) wrote out Ziva, 2) added Bishop, 3) planted the seed for a new spin-off and 4) accounted for Ralph Waite’s passing— and thus ended on a quiet, cliffhanger-free note — “the idea was to come out with a bang.” And the Sept. 23 premiere will do just that. “We’ve got a really significant season opener that brings Gibbs and McGee to Russia for a really big story. A crisis comes up and we immediately launch with a significant adversary who will pop up throughout the rest of the season,” played by Russian actor Alex Veadov.

Question: I’m still not over the death of Downton Abbey‘s Matthew. Please tell me we won’t be losing anyone else in Season 5! —Kate
Ausiello: You might want to sit down for this one, Kate. “No one’s safe,” executive producer Gareth Neame tells TVLine — rather bluntly — about the PBS drama’s fifth season, which premieres Stateside on Jan. 4. “We’ve lost so many key characters already. Although the show’s only been on for four years, we’ve actually covered 10 to 12 years, so it’s reasonable that within any family, there’d be deaths in that timeframe.” (In other words, have your funeral attire ready, just in case.)

Question: Any chance you have a scoop on The Blacklist? —Stephanie
Ausiello:
Because it’s never too early to be talking about the NBC hit’s midseason time slot change, EP John Eisendrath told us that while the Super Bowl episode will pick up the fall finale’s cliffhanger (airing Nov. 10), that super-special Sunday showcase also needs to be accessible to noobs. “We need to have a reason for people to need to come back when we move to Thursdays [at 9/8c, starting Feb. 5],” he allows, “but… we hopefully design a story where if you’ve never watched the show, you still will be able to enjoy it.” Because unlike 2013’s post-Super Bowl show, Elementary — which, being on CBS, is less-serialized — “We have to be more judicious. That is the challenge.”

Question: Will Zoe Jarman be getting a decent send-off on The Mindy Project? I love Betsy! – Nina
Ausiello: Not necessarily, Nina, but don’t fret just yet. Betsy may not receive a huge goodbye party because the show wants to use her as much as possible this season. “Budget-wise, we had to rearrange things, and she has a new job,” executive producer Matt Warburton tells TVLine, calling the woman behind the naïve receptionist “a tremendous actress” and adding, “We want to use her whenever she’s available.” But will we see her in the season premiere? “We have not settled on that, but we’d love for her to be.” In other Mindy Project news, did you hear about this?!

Question: Any new casting news for Scandal since Harrison left the show? —Jennifer
Ausiello:
This scoop is rated “T for Tentative,” but I hear the show is looking to add a new recurring character to the mix who is described in the casting notice as an African-American lawyer in his 30s to 50s. There’s no timetable for the newbie’s arrival, and the whole thing could be scrapped if Shonda Rhimes doesn’t find the right actor. (She already made it pretty clear that she’s in no rush to beef up the cast.) Also worth noting: This is not a Harrison recast.

PlastiqueQuestion: Do you have any scoop on any DC heroes or villains coming to Arrow or The Flash? —Michael
Ausiello: I’ve got some explosive scoop on this one (you’ll see what I did there in a minute): Sgt. Bette Sans Souci – AKA Plastique – will make her way to The Flash this season. The series’ incarnation of the metahuman is a fetching young redhead who was a bomb specialist with the Army before she was injured by an IED in Iraq. Since being exposed to the Central City explosion, she can turn any object into a bomb with just a touch of her hand – not a bad comrade for The Flash to have on his team, eh?

Question: Any word on this year’s Aushole bash at San Diego Comic-Con? Is there going to be one? When are you giving out the tickets? I want to go so badly! —Cari
Ausiello: Unfortunately, we had to scrap the party this year for reasons both logistical and otherwise, and no one’s more bummed about it that your host. But I assure you, my annual booze-and-swag fest will resume in 2015. In the meantime, if you find yourself in desperate need of an Aus fix, I touch down in San Diego tonight around 8 pm PST, and I’ll probably be at Baggage Claim 1 around 8:15. Shortly thereafter I’ll be on the taxi line. That should put me into the Gaslamp district at around 9 pm. At around 10:15 I’ll be standing in front of the convention center giving out free hugs as well as flyers with my Thursday, Friday and Saturday itineraries. Oh, and I’m wearing a blue-and-white gingham shirt.

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

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129 Comments
  1. Linda says:

    Hellatus has been around since after season 3. Where’ve you been?

  2. July Lark says:

    Poor Booth, that’s an awful lot to deal with.

    • Lois says:

      I absolutely love that Booth and Brennan have such a strong relationship/marriage. I look forward to them dealing with this mess together!

  3. Joni says:

    Count me in in being thrilled that a Russian actor will be playing a Russian character on “NCIS” this season. I’m hyped about what’s to come for my favorite characters in Season 12.

    • Since says:

      But cmon, a Russian bad guy? Make him drink a glassful of vodka, throw in words like KGB and Chechnya a couple of times and we have our typical action movie from 20 years ago. I’m just saying, there could be a better storyline.

      • Aimee says:

        Have you turned on the news lately? Russia is very much a current threat. I think it will be a very relevant storyline.

      • Erin says:

        Since Gibbs had previous operations in Russia this just sounds like another set up for a super villain versus Gibbs plot line – a set up for the same basic season finale formula that has been used ever since Gary Glasburg came on board. It has become the super Gibbs show. McGee and Bishop seem are his side kicks and Tony is pretty insignificant as an agent at this point. The only question is in the premier will it be Gibbs or McGee who is injured in the crisis?

      • We don’t even know yet exactly what the storyline is, so we can’t exactly claims it’s a cliche. Besides, have you even been watching the news lately? Apparently issue with Russia are not passe.

        • Erin says:

          Well if there’s any excitement to be had, you know it will all go to Gibbs and since McGee is with him, he will share in the excitement. Tony will be back in DC answering phones and clicking the clicker. So what else is new?

    • I’m hoping that they’ll throw in a little nod to David McCallum’s Ilya Kuryakin somewhere in the episode. Nothing too overt, maybe just a line or something – “Ah, yes, I was in Russia during the Cold War…” or something. :)

    • Darlene says:

      Count me in, too! And it’s Alex Veadov! So bring on NCIS Season 12. We gonna have us some fun!

    • Agree! I am very much looking forward to this season of NCIS. I loved Season 11. It felt like everyone was re-energized and focused and they really stepped up the writing and acting and gave us some great stories, so I’m excited about this season, too.

  4. Lysh says:

    Pretty pumped SPN casted a female. I know there’s been ladies on the show before, but it still always seems lacking.
    And Plastique sounds awesome!

    • Kent says:

      hoping it’s crowley’s mum – he said she was a witch in another ep

    • Zayne says:

      I hope the rabid haters of all recurring women on Supernatural have gone away. I loved Bela and the original Ruby but the undeserved hatred thrown at those two characters made it 7 years before we got another.

  5. Jess says:

    I hope Alex takes the seat! I want him back at the hospital. And I really hope they will focus on him and Jo in the later episodes more; they were happy but very much in the background in 10B. I want some emotional stuff.

  6. Spencer says:

    I’ve been saying since season 3 that Dowager Countess will be dying soon, and that spoiler all but confirms it. The character is clearly very old and the way the show keeps jumping so many years, it just doesn’t make sense that she would be alive until the very end of the series. And after a few episodes in season 4, it looks like she might be struggling with some mental health decline this season as well… As devastating as it will be to lose her and Maggie Smith from the show, it only makes logical sense.

    • Rob says:

      You say that like it isn’t already clear by this point that the Dowager Countess is immortal. ;)

      But honestly, there’d be any point for the show to go on without her. Downton Abbey could lose any one of the other actors, but losing Maggie Smith would be a blow it could never recover from.

    • S. says:

      *Ok incredibly mild spoiler for many DA fans but this is in answer to Spencer’s comment and this is a spoiler article so here goes* If you knew anything about Downton Abbey you’d know your hunch about the Dowager was BS. Julian Fellowes said he’d never ever kill off Maggie Smith. If she wanted to leave the show, he’d have Violet go on holiday or something. I’m a little surprised at the alleged scoop about S5. They’ve already said nobody big dies. I mean that’s already been discussed in the press. Why ya jerking us around, Gareth?

    • Znachki says:

      I was thinking more along the lines of Isobel Crawley. I mean, what does she have to do these days.

    • herman1959 says:

      I don’t think the Dowager Countess will be killed off at this point because she is a foundation character, and British producers seem to have more loyalty to their actors. Maybe she’d be killed off in the last season, but Fellowes would have to be sure that the series would be ending. Actually, I’m not happy with him putting out spoilers now – what is this Scandal (which I love)? This is the BBC/PBS, not ABC. If they write a good story, the viewers will show up – hard selling it for another six months is unnecessary.

  7. Michael says:

    Oh god lord, please don’t tell me that witches are going to be the big baddies this season on Supernatural.

    • Tracy says:

      I think it’s more telling that she is from Scotland and looking to reclaim her old power base. Think about who else is from Scotland…

      • I love Crowley. He was so good in Season 9. He wasnt that bad in S9. I cant wait for 10 to see what Sam does and how Cas reacts. I love Supernatural so much. It is my fav show of all time I love everyone who has anything to do with it. The writers, producers and directors are great and the actors are so fantastic that there are no words to describe

    • Sina Taslimy says:

      i hope that women is crowley’s mommy
      bitch slapping crowley
      and that’s why crowley is so thin
      she punishes him by no dinner cause you couldn’t torture enough souls today

    • Max says:

      Crowley mentioned in a previous episode that his mother was a witch – really hope this is her!

  8. Plastique previously appeared in Smallville. Should be interesting to see how the iterations differ.

    • It’s also worth remarking that she’s a Firestorm villain. So with her and Ronny Raymond both showing up…

      • Zayne says:

        I thought she was a Captain Atom villain. Ausiello doesn’t even seem to realize she’s a villain since he’s implying she’ll be on Flash’s team. I highly doubt that.

        • She first appeared in Firestorm, but could have certainly become more of a foe of Captain Atom, like Kingpin became more connected to Daredevil than he was to Spider-Man. Maybe all the villains start out as part of the Flash’s team? Caitlin Snow, who becomes Killer Frost, is on it.

    • Mikael says:

      I’m sure it’ll be far superior to the Smallville version. Deadshot and Deathstroke were done amazingly well on Arrow, so I’d expect the same for The Flash.

  9. daveedtjr says:

    WILL MICHAEL J FOX BE A REGULAR ON THE GOOD WIFE THIS SEASON. THIS MY 3RD ATTEMPT TO FIND OUT! !!!

  10. The Rookie says:

    On CM: “You see [Kate] doing something you don’t see our team ever doing, which is schmoozing with a bad guy, working undercover…” this sound exactly like Prentiss with Ian Doyle.

    Hope the Kate character gets developed and has something that makes her different but at the same time and we get to see some tension and get some more back history thru her.

    Ausiello, ask them if there are plans to get Paget back for an ep this season.

    Los pitufos te dan las gracias

    • Tav says:

      Exactly. Prentiss did this a couple times as I recall. One instance she was flirting with/trying to distract an unsub (who killed married couples) at a bar in “Compromising Positions” 6×04. But whatever you say, Erica…
      And ditto, they need to have Paget back again (and as often as possible).

  11. Ashley says:

    Okay…I remember Christinal leaving Alex her share of the hospital…but I can’t remember who thought they were getting it….was it Bailey?

  12. I love Blacklist – but seriously thinking about dumping it if it moves to Thursday. I hate it when Networks change the days on you trying to get ratings or bump someone off. If you change and I’m busy – YOU LOSE!

    • John NYC says:

      D
      V
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      ?

    • Q says:

      When you busy, you still have chance record it, or download from internet, and watch later.
      What’s problem? ;-)

    • CowboyGirl says:

      I can relate to Dljea. I know I can “catch up later,” but it is just not as compelling as having “must see TV” that you plan your evening around. Plus the next day people start talking about the episode and there are spoiler articles on the Internet – even if you avoid the articles, the headlines give a little away. I typically have one show each night that I watch regularly – when they start juggling them around so much that I don’t even know what night it is on (or if there are weeks of repeats or gaps), I tend to just move on to another show or sports. I will catch up when I miss an episode of a show I’m regularly watching, but I don’t want to watch an entire series as “catch up” (like if they move it to a night when there’s another show I watch). It’s just not as entertaining to me – may be a generational thing…

      • herman1959 says:

        EXACTLY! John NYC, this is real life for a lot of people, so it’s really not necessary (or nice) to talk down to them. This is not the first time you’ve done this; please stop.

  13. Oh Messer… *shakes head*

    Once again she lives up to her name. This like the team already working with Blake aside from Morgan and Garcia because of the Olympics gig Derek had. But still… come up with something new for once.

    Just don’t let her have a connection with Reid like Blake did… Anywho, I shall return with the ever present Morgan and Reid question that is burning in my brain.

    • Angela says:

      Except all it said was that she was at the bar the night of their karaoke get-together. That could mean something as simple as her enjoying their antics on stage and talking about non-work related things with them. Also, speaking as a writer, some people like to go with what they’re used to writing. *Shrugs* Ten years in, it’s not always easy to come up with new ideas. Not to say they shouldn’t try, of course-I’m all for new storylines. But this show is a procedural. That genre likes its formula and basic setup and tends to stick with it.
      And I liked Blake and Reid’s connection. Somehow I get the feeling a lot of fans would prefer Kate having that kind of history with Reid instead of pushing them together romantically, which seems to be a fear amongst some fans.
      Anyway, it’ll be interesting to see what she does with this undercover gig. I would argue that Emily forging a romantic relationship with Doyle could be considered a precedent for this sort of behavior…but even then, how deep her “affections” for him got could be a little murky to sort out, and they did become mortal enemies in the end, so… Just trying to be friends with an unsub, though, yeah, I’ll be curious to see how that goes for Kate, and how the team reacts to it.
      As for the info on “Sleepy Hollow”, very happy to hear that Jenny and Abbie’s bond will deepen. I’m not surprised that there will still be some antagonistic moments between them-they’re both very stubborn, outspoken, tough people, and they’ve got a LOT of history and issues to patch up, so yeah, it’s not going to be sunshine and rainbows overnight. But any chance for them to get closer as sisters in general is very much welcome nonetheless, and I look forward to seeing that happen.

  14. Dottie says:

    Do have any new information about the Longmire season? Seems Vic and Branch are in deep trouble.. And what about Henry? He’s in limbo. I like this show and want to see it’s hidden agendas.

    • Jake says:

      I’m guessing they won’t really resolve any of those plotlines this season – maybe Branch finding David what-his-name, but I’m guessing none of the others.

  15. DavidSask says:

    Jennifer Love Hewitt will not be welcome addition on Criminal MInds. I don’t see her lasting more than one year!

    • Angela says:

      Probably not, no, if nobody even bothers to give her a chance.

    • CK says:

      I hate to be antagonistic, but if feel like her character might be the second coming of Rachel Nichols. Great Actress, awfully written character bogged down by some special ability/knowledge (in the case, the undercover aspect as opposed to the being raised by a serial killer thing). I hope this undercover thing isn’t a running gimmick throughout the season and that they put some time into developing her character. JLH might be a breath of fresh air if given the chance and the writing.

  16. donnamarietc says:

    When are you going to start doing an East Coast version of the Aushole Bash at NYCC?? Inquiring minds want to know!

  17. the old proofreader says:

    “I touch down in San Diego tonight around 8 pm PST” PST? I’d be more surprised by this if I hadn’t seen an ad last night for a niche cable station that promoted tomorrow’s schedule with both visual and spoken “eight o’clock Eastern standard time.”

  18. Max says:

    Literally cannot wait to see how Cas and Sam react to finding out that Dean is a demon. Bring it on!

    • Kent says:

      Same here. it would be really cool if there was some way to show “true form” Cas and Dean.. like seeing each other, since angels and demons can see each other’s true form? Either way, gonna be awesome.

  19. Archie says:

    I can’t wait for SPN 10. From all the spoilers I’ve read, it sounds like it has a lot of potential. The new character looks great (and hmm, who else on the show is Scottish??), dark/demon Dean could be really interesting to see, and I hope Sam and Cas work together to save Dean and solve Cas’s fading grace. But as long as Jensen, Jared, and Misha are all around for the long haul, I’d happily watch another ten seasons.

  20. Steve F. says:

    Loved last year’s SDCC bash – hope it goes well next year (and I hope to make it there as well)! Maybe I’ll wear my Spoiler Alert shirt tomorrow to Comic-Con in your honor!

  21. sofia says:

    I’m really looking forward to see Kate Callahan. But seriously, Erica, saying that she’s gonna do something that hasn’t been done yet, which is getting “acquainted” with the bad guy so she can then put him away in jail, really… There’s a show-runner forgetting that that is not new and has been done on the show before, when we had the flashbacks of Emily undercover as Lauren, who was just the type of woman Doyle liked, so they could find out all of his criminal ties and dirty businesses and get him in jail for life.

    • Debra says:

      Unfortunately this isn’t the first time that Erica Messer CM’s show runner clearly forgot about something that took place on the show.Like the time she made the ridiculous claim that it was fitting for Morgan to be the last one to dance with Prentiss at JJ’s wedding because he was the last one to find out about her being alive.When in fact that wasn’t the case at all. Morgan found out the exact same time as Garcia and Reid did.

  22. Erin says:

    I’m kind of sad that McGee has replaced Tony as Gibbs’s right hand man as I find Tony infinitely more interesting than either Gibbs or McGee, but I guess tptb will promote whoever they want these days and the lucky trio seems to be McGee, Gibbs, and Bishop. I guess the “crisis” will be either Gibbs or McGee injured somehow. I’m glad that tptb are thinking at least a little about Tony even if they don’t (as is usually the case) follow through. Maybe he’ll get to do more than click the clicker or be comic relief in episode 4.

    • Sherri says:

      Personally, I prefer McGee over Tony, but I like them both. I did read last week that Tony is supposed to have a new romantic interest this season and she is very different than Ziva.

    • as524 says:

      actually sending McGee with Gibbs & keeping Tony in DC actually makes sense & could acknowledge the idea that he’s the SFA given chain of command.

      But yeah the sheer idiocy that they just write Tony as comic relief or ‘moping over ziva’ when there was nothing there is beyond old. MW is a fantastic actor, as evidenced by how he carried all of the scenes with cdp for YEARS, & deserves way better than what he’s gotten from the show since season 6

      • Agreed as524. It’s like not sending both Picard and Riker down to the planet on the away team. :) I’m hoping that we will see Tony actually acting as the SFA of the MCRT. We started to get a bit of that last year, what with him mentoring Ellie, and I’m hoping it continues. I’m also hoping that the romance for him is kept mostly offscreen, much as they have done with Tim and Delilah and Jimmy and Breena – occasional appearances, references in episodes, but mostly unseen.

      • Erin says:

        But NCIS only takes Tony’s SFA status seriously when it comes to keeping him in DC while McGee or Ellie get to go with Gibbs in the exciting part of the story. Last season we saw Gibbs pass Tony over to give McGee lead in a case so I don’t get how Tony’s supposed second in command status has any meaning at all. It just seems like it’s used so that McGee and Bishop and can be featured along with (of course) Gibbs in the interesting pieces of the story. Tony’s stuck answering the phone while everyone else gets the danger and action yet again. I just don’t think tptb are remotely interested in writing Tony as a great agent 99 percent of the time. McGee has essentially replaced Tony as Gibbs’s go to agent and Bishop seems to be a close second. As a Tony fan I’m used to disappointment. It’s quite obvious the writers are not supposed to flatter his character with the rare exception of his yearly one and done. I had such high hopes that Tony’s significance would return once they couldn’t cast him as Ziva’s inferior purse week after week, but now he frets about his bowel, voodoo dolls, and casseroles, while the other three handle the excitement.

    • Dmac says:

      I am personally glad that McGee is pairing up with Gibbs, Tony has been front and center for the past two years and I am personally getting tired of the Tony Show. Don’t get me wrong I enjoy his character, but all storylines tend to lead back to him and it is about time they put the focus on the rest of the team.

      • Erin says:

        I totally disagree. Tony’s screen time and importance has been severely cut. He only got screen time in season 10 to pump up Ziva’s big arc. McGee and Bishop were much more significant last year than casserole baking Tony. We got to see competent Tony twice last year whereas McGee and Bishop accompanied Gibbs in the exciting parts of each episode and had many more relevant contributions to cases than Tony, who spent his time worrying about his colon and being afraid of voodoo dolls.

        • mary says:

          Well if you look at all 11 seasons, Tony was usually the one with Gibbs. It was only once in awhile that Tony was passed over for Kate, Ziva, Or McGee.

  23. Laura C says:

    I read on another blog that Booth & Bones are NOT having another child but that Booth will be acquiring an intern or apprentice of some sort that follows him around. I don’t think the show needed to give them a conflict so early in their marriage. I love the show though, have been watching since Day One, still watch all the TNT repearts.

  24. patioprincess says:

    Regarding The Blacklist and EP John Eisendrath wanting people to have a reason to comeback when they move to Thur….that reason to comeback would be Keen and Ressler getting together. If he doubts it, google the Keenler fanfiction that’s out there and perhaps that will do the trick. It’s way more interesting when Red fusses over both Lizzie AND Ressler. They both have lost everything and if Red wants some type of parental relationship with Lizzie, he can also have that with Ressler. The Ressler/Red scenes were as interesting as the Red/Lizzie scenes. And the Ressler/Lizzie scenes always seemed a bit incomplete (when she showed up at his apartment etc.)

    • Nell P says:

      oh god no please! >.< And where is it that you're seeing Ressler and Keen Fanfiction as a proof of "popularity or what people wants to see"? (if that's what you meant) Just in FF.net, when you filter and tickle "pairing" there are 14 entries for Ressler/Keen vs 66 for Red/Liz. Yes, they both "lost" their receptive partners, but in a very different way, I don't think Ressler is ready to start a relationship. But I will give you that, Liz and Ressler scenes seem incomplete, but so are many things in this show. :(

      • DavidaMak says:

        FF.net?!? Are you serious?? Why is this even in the conversation? Why would you base anything on fanfiction? You do realize FF.net is mainly for teenagers who fantasize about off-pairings (notorious for non-canon) and write them out in the most egregious grammar (and some juvenile smut). I don’t know any respectable adult who would argue on behalf of FF.net. You have provided me the BIGGEST EYEROLL MOMENT of the day, and for that, I thank you.

        • Angela says:

          Er…I’m an adult who likes to poke around on Fanfiction.net. Not EVERYONE there writes stories like that, and I have come across some very good stories on there as well from other adults. And there are plenty of people who write about canon pairings, too.
          But hey, please do feel free to continue making ridiculous assumptions about something you clearly don’t know much about.

        • patioprincess says:

          David, chill out before you harden an artery. If ff.net’s not your thing…that’s great. Try to be open-minded and not so negative. It’s not good for your health and it puts people off when you come across as some intolerant intellectual moron. It’s an internet forum. That means it’s for open discussion and sharing varying opinions (that may not always click with your own.) Surely you don’t expect everyone to have the same opinions on things that you do…Poor guy, cut down on the caffeine.

        • Nell P says:

          gheezz! You wouldn’t see the point even if it’d hit you and knocked you out.. >.< Seeing that you'd rather latch on hating on FF.net, which clearly you don't know nothing about, I will just ignore you or your argument. Here I was hoping to see where is this Ressler/Liz popularity you said was coming from.

    • Dmac says:

      Why in the world would anyone base anything on fanfiction??? Well other than the The Vampire Diarie writing staff. Fan Fiction is just that fiction and a writer with any merit would run screaming if anyone suggested that to them.

    • RReg says:

      Who on earth is keen and ressler? The only reason I will return is Red. All others are quite wooden actors especially that lady who plays his daughter. One of the reasons I love DVR- I can just fast forward thru scenes I have no interest in watching.

  25. Ella says:

    The Downton Abbey dog will probably be the one to go this year, as is realistic for a dog’s age. Still sad though, she’s a cutie and Grantham adores her, probably more than any of his actual girls lol.

  26. Arlene Pouliot says:

    Any thing about Chicago Fire, the final episode when the building got on fire and all the firefighters were in there and that the way it ended.

  27. jp says:

    Won’t be at Comic-Con so here’s a big hug electronically!

  28. as524 says:

    Cautiously excited about the new NCIS Baddie…

    Just hoping GG doesn’t see the need to tie this baddie in to the Russians that were the storyline from S3 thru to Judgment Day

    Would *really* like to see a baddie that isn’t personally attached to Gibbs.

    • Unfortunately I suspect that won’t be the case – we already know that Gibbs has ties to Russia and I’m wondering if they’re going to do something with that, and maybe bring Jenny (albeit only through references as she’s dead) back into the mix.

      • Erin says:

        All roads lead to Gibbs these days, so of course it will be another back story featuring Gibbs bad ass Russian past. Every multi episode villain arc HAS to be connected to Gibbs so that we can see angsty angry bad ass Gibbs over and over and over throughout the season. Meanwhile, I wonder what kind of casseroles Tony will be fretting over this season.

        • mary says:

          Do you have something against Gibbs? He is the central character. He is their boss. And I would bet if Mark Harmon decided to leave, that would be the end of NCIS.

          • Erin says:

            I guess I do. I used to like Gibbs but they’ve over used him as the darn near perfect super Gibbs in the last several seasons. The writers seem to have forgotten that Tony was actually created as a really good agent and that he was originally written as smart, brave, independent and respected by Gibbs. The team’s main purpose now seems to be to make Gibbs look even more awesome again and again and again etc. Now ALL the agent flattering writing and danger scenes requiring bravery and heroism MUST be bestowed upon super Gibbs complete with awed reactions from various onlookers. Tony worries about his colon health and whether or not he should make a casserole (and if so what kind?!?) for McGee. I’m awesome Gibbs weary and I’m not even remotely curious to learn new facts about his” mysterious” past. There’s no mystery left to Gibbs and yet we get a constant diet of Gibbs, Gibbs, and more Gibbs. Tony was originally given consideration and stories that portrayed him as a really significant second in command. I can’t figure out what he’s supposed to be good at anymore. Can’t be a clever street smart bad ass – Gibbs gets all those scenes now.

          • Hannah says:

            Forget Gibbs, she has something against casseroles (coz’ a men that cooks instead of shooting is less of a men, y’all).

          • Angela says:

            @Hannah: Yeah, I’m scratching my head over the big deal with this casserole thing, too. I’ve seen that complaint pop up a lot in discussions about this show and Tony and I’m not entirely sure what the problem is there-though I think your reasoning as to why it bugs some people is pretty close to the truth.

        • OlivaK says:

          Considering Mark Harmon is the main and central character of NCIS, why on earth WOULDN’T the storyline revolve around him? What is your damage? You’ve been sniping at the Gibbs storyline like he personally ran over your cat–get a freaking grip. As far as Tony making casseroles–one story included that information. One lousy episode out of the year, yet you continue to harp on that as well. What is wrong with you???

          • Erin says:

            It’s just that ALL the storylines revolve around Gibbs now. You don’t need to be so nasty. Tony had several “casserole” type moments last season. Certainly more of those than smart or brave Tony moments at any rate. I think Gibbs makes a good boss type for the team. I just wish they’d spread the love. They don’t anymore.

          • Me says:

            This just has to do with their preference for Tony above all others. And since Ziva is gone hate us be transfered on to somebody, and considering they essentially dismiss McGee’s character as worthy of nothing including dislike, and to them anything is better than Ziva Bishop’s safe (for the time being), logically the ire turns towards Gibbs. Personally I’m stoked not to have stories that focus solely on Ziva, and this is coming from someone who loved her and wishes she hadn’t left (bit also adores Bishop so it all evens oit, esp . now there’s no Tiva). I would like it to be spread a little more around, including to Michael/Tony because he’s one of my two favorite. But I’m sorry, Mark/Gibbs is the central character, period, end of story.

          • Me says:

            Also, you’re right, the story lines don’t revolve solely around Gibbs, it’s just that they DON’T revolve solely around Tony that gets them. Because that would be fine.

  29. Meg says:

    So bummed about no Aushole party this year! I finally got SDCC tickets after three years of trying and I was really looking forward to going to your party (or at least attempting!). Hope I run into you at some point!

  30. Drew says:

    I hope that this is a good season for Crowley on Supernatural… But I also hope it is his last. As with the angels, I am ready to put that Hell arc to rest. The show has a lot of potential to go on for years, but they should back off of the Heaven/Hell stuff.

    • Mikael says:

      I thought they had a lot of potential with “Eve” and the original monsters in season 6, but they wasted it for soulless Sam.

  31. sarah j says:

    With Parenthood only having a short amount of episodes I have a feeling Joel and Julia will not be getting back together. Jason Katmis also said someone will die.
    We are in for a very emotional last season.

    I am not sure if I am loving the spilt season of Blacklist but ABC did it last year with Greys and I think some other shows. It was nice to have 2 batches of new shows but the hiatus was killer.

    I would love to play Bette San Souci on Flash I am trying to picture a red head that would be good for the role.

  32. mimi says:

    I’ve got to say that the more I read about this NCIS SP and the rest of the season, the more I’m excited about S12. I don’t remember last time I was so curious and excited about a new season. Maybe just after Kate’s death, because no one knew what would have happened after such a shocking moment.

    I really like this idea of the bad guy appear through the entire season and not only in the last 4-5 episodes. It reminds me Ari who appeared at the end of S1, made a brief but significant visit to DC during S2 and came back in S2 Finale to give us the best SF of the show and the best NCIS villian ever (too bad he was killed off too soon).

    I googled Alex Veadov and I found out that he “Air Force One”, “Act of Valor” and in many series as NYPD Blue, Alias, The Shield and even JAG. He looks like a very good actor with a great curriculum :)

    • Mimi, I’m not a huge fan of story arcs because they can be difficult to do well, and I don’t feel that NCIS has done them well in the past, with the exception of Ari and maybe the beginning of the Frog arc. That being said, I am also excited for Season 12, moreso than I have been for a new season of NCIS in a while.

  33. Vicki says:

    I adore your humor, Michael Ausiello; and I cannot wait for all the SDCC information you and the rest of TV Line’s excellent staff have to throw at me.

  34. Darlene says:

    Very excited for NCIS this year! They’re shaking it up! McGee and Gibbs in Russia! Tony finally getting to move forward with his life! More Ducky back story! A wonderful actor, Alex Veadov, to carry the ongoing bad guy threat! Yeah, it’s gonna be a great season!

  35. herman1959 says:

    I agree to no additions to OPA on Scandal; last season I felt like they had one too many in the office. I think the mature (based on the age range listed) AA male should be in David’s office. He needs help, although I always thought it would be his assistant who would finally pass her Bar exam and join him. Maybe Shonda can do both.

  36. diane says:

    Why is Shepherd the only hot guy on Grey’s? All the rest are just ugh!

  37. Shaun says:

    Julie McNiven for Plastique!

  38. Wheel says:

    “not a bad comrade for The Flash to have on his team, eh?”

    Plastique is a villain, though…

  39. peggy says:

    Now that Criminal Minds has been ruined, I won’t be watching it or NCIS. They have gone completely off track and I no longer care for either of them. I don’t watch the other shows discussed.

  40. Tory says:

    I’m so excited to read Michael Weatherly’s comments about his character on NCIS. It’s really obvious that he is looking forward to the changes and new challenges and new romance coming this season for Tony.

    Like many, many other fans, I am also excited about Tony finally looking for a grown up relationship. It sounds like he might actually get Romance! Love! Respect! from a wonderful new woman.

    The season premier also sounds exciting. All the tidbits that I’ve read about the upcoming S12 make it sound like an outstanding season is ahead. Yay! I’m looking forward to it.

  41. RichieS says:

    For the character Plastique on Flash I nominate the girl in the Wendy’s ads. She manages to be simultaneously beautiful and annoying.

  42. Loredda says:

    SO what’s Happening over on LONGMIRE? Will or won’t Cady & Branch finally get together?

    • Chloe says:

      Branch has to get himself together first. And I’d like to see Cady’s character fleshed out more. Right now, she’s too timid.

  43. I am still mad at the CBS for hiring jennifer Love Heweitt, and at Erica Messer for bringing such a stupid undercover story line AGAIN on a show that used to be about psychology, behaviour and smart people chasing criminals, and not action figures and spies all over the place.

  44. Julia Murray says:

    As if the continuing presence of Bishop weren’t bad enough, they’re going to try another long-term story arc on NCIS? But they’re so very bad at them. I mean, seriously, after the snooze fest that was the Port-toPort killer (followed by the long, confusing and ultimately pointless Harper Deering so-called story), do they really think they’re getting BETTER with practice?

  45. Joni says:

    Thanks for the info, Matt. Interesting title for the Season 12 “NCIS” premiere and I’m looking forward to not just Ducky’s backstory but who is cast in the role of our dear Dr Mallard as a younger man.

  46. Christie says:

    After all the hype and build-up Glasberg used to try to sell last season’s episodes, which mostly fell flat, I’m not ready to buy into anything he’s saying about the new season. Season 11 was a miserable flop in almost every way and the ratings showed it. He better do more than talk a good game this year if he expects to win back the viewers they lost last year.

  47. Nick Bryant says:

    I have a song I wrote 3 years ago called “I’m the Flash.” It’s very catchy, bluesy and yet modern and edgy. This song is the theme song for the new series. Who should I speak with about getting this song placed into this show possibly as the theme?

  48. Linda says:

    Can you tell us anything about NCIS Los Angeles? Is this show headed for cancellation?

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