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Alcatraz Exclusive First Look: True Blood’s Hoyt Goes Bad… Real Bad!

Tonight’s episode of Alcatraz is required viewing for not one but two reasons:

 1. It begins to “peel back some of the layers of the mythology,” as co-executive producer Bryan Wynbrandt explains in the exclusive clip below.
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 2. It features True Blood’s Hoyt, aka the underrated Jim Parrack, as a prison guard gone, as our headline may have ever so subtly hinted, bad. How bad?

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Ask Ausiello: Spoilers on NCIS, Grey's, Glee, House, HIMYM, Five-0, Gossip Girl and More!

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

Question: How is it that whenever I ask for NCIS: LA scoop, you give me zippo? Mister, you better be holding out on me because you have something especially awesome. —Amy
Ausiello: Is it too early to start teasing the season finale? No? Splendid. “Someone’s gonna die that we know well,” confirms exec producer Shane Brennan. “I’ve got the target, I’m just choosing which missile to fire. And there’s a character or two coming back to tie some things up.” READ MORE & GET SPOILED

Ratings: Alcatraz Breaks Out Strong, Betty White Is Red-Hot for NBC

The series premiere of Fox’s Alcatraz captured 10 million total viewers and scored a 3.3 demo rating on Monday night, delivering 10-percent better numbers than Terra Nova‘s own two-hour opener. The supernatural procedural also gave Fox its drama series debut in three years (since Lie to Me).

The night’s other big draw was golden girl Betty White, whose 8 o’clock birthday special on NBC … READ MORE

6 Things to Know About J.J. Abrams' Alcatraz - Including How It Is (And Isn't) Like Lost

Will the jailhouse rock? We’ll find out when Fox’s Alcatraz — the newest series in J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot collection — debuts this Monday at 8/7c (before moving to its regular 9 pm time slot next week). Certainly, the drama, which mixes the procedural with the mythological, has a captivating premise: A crackerjack team races against time to recapture a bunch of mysteriously reappearing inmates from another time altogether — 1963, to be exact. READ MORE