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Ask Ausiello: Scoop on Grey's, The Office, CSI: NY, Bones, Vampire Diaries, Chuck and More!

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Question: I’m looking for some Grey’s Anatomy gossip! Please give me some good (hopefully amazing) Mark and Lexie scoop. —Amy
Ausiello:
This is pretty much as good as it gets: Shonda Rhimes tells me that they’re far from over — despite the fact that last season ended with Mark endorsing Lexie’s romance with Jackson. “It’s going to [remain] a viable triangle,” reveals the Grey’s boss. “Mark is trying to move on from Lexie, but there’s inherent comedy there, especially as Jackson tries to pursue a career in plastics” — aka Mark’s specialty.

Question: Parks and Recreation scoop? Give me something, please! —Ignacio
Ausiello:
Hot on the heels of the news that Patricia Clarkson would be playing Tammy 1 comes word that the show is now looking for a “name” to play … READ MORE

Fall TV: CBS Sets Premiere Dates, Including NCIS, HIMYM and An Extra-Big Bang

CBS is the fourth network (following The CWFox and ABC) to release its fall TV premiere plan, and the 23rd cycle of reality juggernaut Survivor will kick things off on Wednesday, Sept. 14.

The Eye Net is giving its buzzy new sitcom 2 Broke Girls a special sneak preview behind the high-profile Ashton Kutcher-headlined relaunch of Two and a Half Men on Sept. 19 (delaying the return of …READ MORE & VIEW DATES

Ratings: Castle, House, Chicago Code, Gossip Girl on the Upswing

Turns out Brad Womack can be a force for good. To wit, look at the positive impact he’s having on Castle’s ratings!

Buoyed by a surging Bachelor (10.3 million viewers, up 11 percent) the first part of Castle‘s two-episode Adrian Pasdar arc attracted 9 million viewers to score its most-watched episode since early November. (It also probably didn’t hurt that it was a kick-ass eppy.)

Over on Fox, House was up a tick in both total viewers (10.3 million) and the 18-49 demo (3.5), while lead-out Chicago Code added 600K viewers (to 7.9 million) and two-tenths in the demo (to 2.2).

Elsewhere on Monday: …READ MORE