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Ruh-roh! Gossip Girl's Chuck is kissing a boy, which is well and good, except for...what about Blair? We've suffered through two years of will-they-or-won't-they turmoil, and now that they are, could Blair be losing Chuck to the other team? We've got the exclusive scoop on what Chuck's dalliance with another man means for your favorite Upper East Siders.
Plus, want scoop on Naley's future on One Tree Hill? Want to know what happens in the Private Practice season premiere? Curious to know who's preggo on Scrubs and who's getting faux married on True Blood? Read on...
Raylene in Silver Spring, Md.: I can't seem to find when my favorite shows are coming back this fall. Do you have this posted somewhere? Thanks!
Yep, we sure do! Bookmark our fall TV premiere-dates calendar for all the info you need about what's premiering when, and then check back frequently for updates and changes.
Nina in Magna, Utah: When is the first Glee CD coming out?
Glee: The Music, Volume 1 is in stores Nov. 3. (Yay!) Here's the complete track listing: "Don't Stop Believin'," "Can't Fight This Feeling," "Gold Digger," "Take a Bow," "Bust Your Windows," "Taking Chances," "Alone," "Maybe This Time," "Somebody to Love," "Hate on Me," "No Air," "You Keep Me Hangin' On," "Keep Holding On," "Sweet Caroline," "Bust a Move," "Dancing With Myself" and "Defying Gravity."
Stacey in Salt Lake City: Thanks for the Community promos last week. Tell us more about Chevy Chase's character.
Chevy Chase plays the creepy character Pierce, who hits on the ladies in the pilot for Community. Why is the older-than-most Pierce at community college? Good question. Here's what Chevy says: "I'm just assuming it's because he never finished his degree." Not because he's bored and hot for coeds? "It's funny you should say that," he tells us, "because that's what I told them I see in him. He's a guy who wants to go back into his 20s and go after girls. But I'm not so sure we're in that direction yet. All I can tell you is what we've been shooting is funny."
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Melissa in Memphis: Oh my god, I love Mad Men, but I hate Joan's fiancé so freaking much. Please tell me he gets caught in the upcoming JFK assassination crossfire.
Oh, it's even worse that you know. Joan and Greg got married over the hiatus—they aren't just living in sin because Joan's all liberated like that. Mad Men's former Ms. Holloway is Mrs. Harris now, and she is stuck. As far as we know, Greg's not scheduled to be in Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963, although, of course, Roger Sterling's daughter's wedding is scheduled for the next day in New York. Messy all the way around.
Lisa in Ramona, Calif.: Will the show Merlin continue either in the fall or again next summer? I love this show—the best all summer!
The good news is that Merlin season two has already been ordered. The bad news is that the summer ratings here in the States were not good, and when asked if the show would be returning, a rep for NBC said, "I don't have any info right now." If the show returns to American TV (and there's no guarantee that will happen), we suspect it will air on something like BBC America or Syfy, rather than straight broadcast NBC.
Trish in Lenexa, Kan.: I know you don't normally cover shows like this, but I just read that Reading Rainbow was canceled. Anyway you could do a blurb to get the word out? There is a write-in campaign to try and save it by going to the PBS website and using the contact button on the parents page to support the show. Thanks!
What is this world coming to?! Ladies and gentlemen, you are experienced crusaders in favor of good television. Put your skills to work at the task above—it's Reading Rainbow!
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Kaitlin in Boston: I really need some One Tree Hill scoop! Please tell me that Naley won't have more relationship problems...They're now the rocks of the show!
Sorry, Naley fans. One Tree Hill season six starts off rocky for Haley and Nathan with a major sex and pregnancy scandal.
Bianca in Palm Beach, Fla.: Can you please put the Chair fandom at ease and let us know that this Chuck "gay kiss" storyline on Gossip Girl does not mean Chuck will be playing for both teams but is really just a scheme and will serve to bring Chair even closer at the end of it? Thanks!
OK...so...the good news is that Chuck is not really playing for both teams on the TV version of Gossip Girl (in the books he's definitely bisexual). The bad news is that Chuck's gay kiss is not doing Chuck and Blair's relationship any favors? Why? Because Gossip Girl's resident crazy lady (that's Blair, just so we're clear) tricks Chuck into kissing that boy, and Chuck's pissed after the fact. Don't panic, Chuck and Blair are not totally breaking up over this, but it does put a major kink in their relationship.
Pattywack in Sydney: What brings Vanessa's mum to New York on Gossip Girl?
Gina Torres is going to be on Gossip Girl—can you believe it? And how is she introduced? Well, Vanessa finds out she is going to give the freshman toast at NYU and invites her mom. Mom, however, disapproves of Vanessa going to college (?!), apparently because Mr. and Mrs. Abrams are superhippie, anti-establishment types. Awww, they're just mad she didn't go to Reed or Oberlin.
Daniella in Fairbanks, Alaska: Just wondering if you have any news on the upcoming season of Private Practice. What will happen to Violet?
Violet survives! Look for Addison and Pete to help her pull through in the Private Practice season premiere on Oct. 1. (Can't wait.) The other good news is that Katie Kent (Amanda Foreman), the crazy lady who did the ad hoc C-section, is apprehended and on trial by episode five.
Sue in Bridgeport, Conn.: OMG! Was that Sookie in a wedding dress in the previews for True Blood's season finale last night?
Close. It was Maryann in a wedding dress and Sookie in a maid-of-honor dress for some season-finale craziness, courtesy our favorite maenad. (Maryann plans to marry the sacrifice-conjured Dionysus or some such nonsense.) Expect many surprises on the Sept. 13 True Blood finale, including Sam turning to an unlikely ally to help save Bon Temps.
Tera in Boston: I'm so excited that Scrubs is coming back, but I miss the ladies, Carla and Elliot. Will we ever see them again?
Yes we will! Preggo Sarah Chalke is guesting in the Scrubs season-nine premiere as preggo Elliot!
Kara in Wichita, Kan.: I need Supernatural scoop!
We've met young Dean and young Sam in past Supernatural flashbacks, but season five will include a flash-forward to 70-year-old Dean Winchester, and he's exactly the old coot you'd expect him to be.
Kym in Philadelphia: I'm a huge fan of Supernatural! I'm just wondering if Alona Tal is reprising her role as Jo in season five as a regular or if it's just a one-off?
So far, both Jo and Ellen Harvelle are back on Supernatural for just one episode, but they could definitely return later in the season for a second engagement.
Nick in Spokane, Wash.: What's up with Jeffster from Chuck? Any CD or tour plans? Will they be on the next season?
As of now, Vik Sahay, one half of the band Jeffster with fellow Chuck star Scott Krinsky, says there is no action yet on the CD or touring fronts. "There's been some talk about something, but I can't imagine it really happening. Some people have said put out an album, and I'm like, 'What are you talking about?' " he says. But the good news is that NBC has confirmed that Jeffster will perform on the show next season. If Vik had his say, here's how it would go: "I'd hope we'd go into more of the '80s rock thing, like Poison or Bon Jovi—get to tease my hair up."
Eva in Yakima, Wash.: I can't wait for House! Do you have any news?
Don't miss our new House interviews with Hugh Laurie, Robert Sean Leonard, Lisa Edelstein and executive producer David Shore. Shore revealed this about the season premiere: "[Franka Potente] is the sister-in-law of one of the inmates, who develops an attachment to House, and House develops an attachment to her, but it's complicated."
Carolina in Los Angeles: Thanks for the Bones scoop. What can you tell us about the season premiere?
Someone says those three little words. Which Bones character says "I love you" and why? You'll have to tune in Sept. 17 to find out.
Cole in Oklahoma City, Okla.: I love Entourage so much this season! What can you tell us about the rest of the eps?
Despite what last night's ep would have you believe, the Mossad guys haven't cracked the Vincent Chase stalker case yet. In fact, there might be multiple perps. In other news, one of our very favorite Entourage twosomes is heading for a blowout. (OK, it's Lloyd and Ari, and we're already devastated!)
Kelly in New York City: Any scoop on 10 Things I Hate About You?
One of the 10 Things I Hate About You boys stands up for his lady in the Sept. 8 season finale. It's supersweet, and you will swoon. (Just ignore the fighting stuff that happens right after that.)
Robyn in Port St. Lucie, Fla.: At the end of last season on Dollhouse, Alpha slashed Victor's face. Is this something they will fix? Will he still be a Doll, or will they use him like they used Amy Acker's character after Alpha did that to her?
In season two of Dollhouse, Victor is still a Doll, and yes, happily, his face will be fixed. Joss Whedon is crazy, but not so crazy that he'd permanently ruin the prettiness of Enver Gjokaj!
Jennie in San Jose, Calif.: What's in store for Jax and Tara on Sons of Anarchy? I cannot wait for the premiere!
Tara's having a pretty good year—the other two women in Jax's life, Wendy and Gemma, are no longer a problem for her! Wendy's in rehab (and/or Drea de Matteo is over on Desperate Housewives), and believe it or not, Tara and Gemma are growing closer. Weird but true.
Kathi in Chicago: There's been a lot of hype about CW's The Beautiful Life. What else do you know about the show?
We've been keeping you updated on all the latest TBL haps, but here's what former High School Musical actor Corbin Bleu had to say about his character, Isaac, on the show: "He bounces back and forth between modeling and the music world. Out of all the characters, he has very good morals. He wants to do well and be legit about it. This woman (modeling agency boss Claudia Foster, played by Elle MacPherson) comes about and really tries to pry at him. He's being kept. This is not what he wants, and he gets desperate through certain points." What do you think about Corbin's transition into a more grown-up role? Are you planning on watching TBL?
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Olivia in Los Angeles: 90210 starts next week! What can you tell me about season two?
We chatted exclusively with Ryan Eggold (Ryan Matthews), and he says we can expect more complicated romances this season: "The fun thing about season two is that all the relationships from season one have time to become more exciting and more gray; they are less defined," he said. "I know that I have another love triangle. I'm constantly stuck in those. This one is with a student and a new female character." Who do you think Ryan will get tangled up with? Predict in the comments below! For more 90210 spoilers, be sure to check out this article about another hot new relationship on the show. P.S. We've seen some of 90210 season two (more on that in a future item), and the new season is so, so, so much better than season one. Whole new look, better storylines, cooler outfits, and with all respect to Dustin Milligan, you won't miss Ethan for a second because the new guys (like Trevor Donovan, pictured left) are better-looking and a great deal more interesting.
Aisha in Reno, Nev.: Sydney was my favorite character on Melrose Place and one of the big reasons I'm willing to give the new M.P. a shot. But from what I've read online about the pilot, it sounds like we won't be seeing much of her. True?
Not true. We will see a lot of Sydney (Laura Leighton) in flashbacks, and her storyline is a key one of the season. Episode two goes deep into the backstory on how a troubled, drug-addled Sydney ended up where she did in the pilot. Ep two also reveals another side of the seemingly innocent Violet (Ashlee Simpson-Wentz) that leads us to believe she could be the one who did the dark deed in the pilot. (Some of you know what we're talking about, but we didn't want to spoil it for the others).
—Reporting by Kirstin Benson, Carrie Borzillo-Vrenna and Jennifer Godwin