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Ask Ausiello: Spoilers on Castle, True Blood, Bones, SVU, The Office 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: Rumor has it the season premiere of Castle will be penned by series creator Andrew Marlowe and directed by Rob Bowman, which pretty much confirms that it’s going to be great. Got any more scoop? —Cheryl
Ausiello:
The episode is called “Rise,” but a better title might’ve been “Major Fisticuffs” seeing as how two characters come to blows in the opening minutes. Who?! Hit the comments with your best guesses and then keep close tabs on my public Facebook page for the big reveal in the not-too-distant future (read: next 24 hours)!

Question: I have to know — will this season of True Blood have the smokin’ hot Sookie/Eric shower scene featured in the book? Please say yes! —Sam
Ausiello:
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Preview: Drop Dead Diva Returns With Old Loves, New Romances and... the Sex Talk

Lifetime’s Drop Dead Diva returns this Sunday at 9/8c to deal with the aftermath of last season’s car accident — and as it turns out, the biggest victim of that mishap may be Jane and Grayson’s relationship. Series creator Josh Berman and leading lady Brooke Elliott shared with TVLine a preview of Season 3′s many romances, heartaches, guest stars and one really uncomfortable sex talk. READ MORE

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Question: Now that the writers have returned to work on Castle, do you have any scoop? Any further tidbits on the new female captain you mentioned last week? —Cheryl
Ausiello:
According to some just-released character intel, the new boss lady cut her teeth in Internal Affairs and views the captain’s chair as nothing more than a stepping-stone to a bigger, more prominent job. She also has a rep for being a bit of a hard-ass to her co-workers, but she also has a fun and flirtatious side. Got casting tips? Hit the comments!

Question: Thanks for all the True Blood scoop in AA last week — but what about Alcide? Got anything on my favorite werebeast? —Allison
Ausiello:
He’s doesn’t actually show up until Episode 3 (airing July 10), when Sookie drops by his new suburban crib to ask a favor of him. She quickly discovers that his change of address is but one of two major surprises the big lug has in store for her. READ MORE

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Drop Dead Diva Exclusive First Look: Watch Jane Serenade a Comatose Grayson

Drop Dead Diva is breaking into song again.

In Sunday’s season premiere (Lifetime, 9/8c), Jane finds herself holding vigil as her dearly beloved Grayson fights for his life following last year’s season-ending car accident.

Faced with the possibility of losing Grayson forever, Jane dives into a full-blown song and dance rendition of the ’70s disco classic “Don’t Leave Me This Way” — and we’ve got an exclusive first look at the big production number. READ MORE & WATCH VIDEO

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Ask Ausiello: Spoilers on Castle, Chuck, HIMYM, Bones, The Office, Glee and More!

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Question: My gut is telling me that Beckett’s “shooting” in the Castle finale was staged — all part of an elaborate scheme to send her underground and shield her from the killer. Am I hot or cold? —Jeff
Ausiello:
You’re freezing. Beckett was shot. This is no time for denial. Snap out of it!

Question: How shocked were you to find out about Lisa Edelstein leaving House? —A.
Ausiello:
What on earth are you talking about?

Question: You better have a Castle Q&A coming up after that season finale. Please? —@jenkburns via Twitter …READ MORE