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Korbi in Hollywood: Jen, what's the quote of the moment?
Korbi, the quote of the moment is from Mary Lynn Rajskub about what's going on with Chloe this season on 24: "I think I might have a baby, firearms, dynamite and a headset. I'm also gonna be a helicopter pilot."
Katy in Toronto: I saw pictures online of officer, gentleman and former Bachelor Andy Baldwin at the ABC TCA party last week, but I didn’t see any of Tessa. Was she there? Please don’t tell me they broke up already.
She wasn’t there! But according to Andy, there was a good reason. Apparently, her scheduled move to be with him in Hawaii was happening the following day! He seemed really excited. Awww...
Scott in Temecula, California: Are you guys watching Mad Men?
Yes, and it is outstanding. We'll bring you scoop on it as soon as we can. Also, Charlie McCollum of the San Jose Mercury News told us at TCA that AMC has at least 20 projects in development, and if any of them are half as good as Mad Men, we may have a new powerhouse cable network on our hands.
Ruby in Antwerp, Belgium: Any scoop on Lost?
Executive producer Carlton Cuse and line producer Jean Higgins appeared at the LATV Festival last week, and E! Online spoke with them exclusively, getting answers to your questions. As for the for the future of the show in general, here's what Carlton had to say: "Some people speculated that [going forward] the show will be set in the future and then flashbacks to the present, but no, we aren't changing any of the format of the show. We are just adding the flash forwards as an element. They have made a radio call to a freighter, and there are people on that freighter, and it might be logical to imagine that that storyline will continue...The situation is going to be very intense this year. Charlie wrote on his hand not Penny's boat, and [that] message was very important. It was really funny because [the clip at Comic-Con showed] Mr. Friendly saying, 'By the time you see this, I'm gonna be dead, but I am telling you it's a shame, because whoever is going to come after the Others is going to be a hell of a lot worse than we ever were.' Damon and I were listening to him and sort of nodding our head going, 'That's pretty prophetic.' "
John in Spokane, Washington: There are rumors of a new Lost set being built along the lines of a temple or ruins. Have you heard anything?
According to Ms. Jean Higgins, "I don't expect any [permanent sets] for season four."
Ana in Denmark: What can we expect for Jin and Sun this season?
According to Carlton: "With Jin and Sun there is a very dynamic situation at work. She's pregnant...the fate of her child, the fate of their marriage, all those questions Damon and I will get to and more this season."
Pyotr in Moscow: Good news that Michael is returning to Lost, but what about Walt?
Again, Carlton Cuse, "Walt will be back also. But we're not going to get into any details about that."
Myrto in Athens: Hello from sunshine-filled Greece. Just one Lost question. Are we going to see Jacob again or learn anything about him in the fourth season?
According to Mr. Cuse himself, "Yes, you will see more of Jacob."
Francesca in Italy: Please, anything about Sawyer in Lost season four!
We asked Carlton if he had a favorite pairing in the triangle, and for what it's worth, he said, "I'm just a Sawyer fan..."
Deanna in Indianapolis: Do you have any Heroes news? I miss that show!
The powers of new Heroes Maya (Dania Ramirez) and Alejandro (Shalim Ortiz) are connected. Dania told us this about her brother, "We need each other." We also hear that despite reports the fraternal twins are from the Dominican Republic, they're actually from Central America and will either be leaving from or at least passing through San Cristobal, Honduras.
Pilar in Montreal: Do you know anything more about David Anders' role on Heroes?
We asked Masi Oka, "Riddle me this. White guy from Oregon. How is [David Anders] a samurai-type in feudal Japan?" He answered, "You will find out in the first episode. And it's an answer that everyone will be happy about. Does he have any powers? Does he share any powers? We don't know. Is he white? Yes." Masi wins at life. By the way, for more on this Kensei fellow, check out the Yamagato Fellowship Website.
Meg in Juneau, Alaska: How is Sylar going to fit into Heroes this season?
We talked to Greg Grunberg recently, and he had this to say: "We're still playing with some of the stuff from last year, but they've definitely introduced a new character, which I hope I have a big part in, that they alluded to last year. Remember, Molly said last year, 'Every time I think about him, he can see me; he's the bogeyman.' There's this character that is looming out there that's bigger and badder than Sylar, so it's going to be pretty crazy." I ran that by Sylar himself, Mr. Zachary Quinto, and he said, "There's definitely a dark new energy on the show, and it'll be interesting to see how Sylar fits into that."
Sharon in Peru, Maine: Do you know what's going on with the Petrelli brothers in season two? I want my Petrelli action.
So do we, so we asked Adrian Pasdar what was going on between Nathan and Peter, and we were sad when he told us, "Milo and I have not worked together in a long time." Speaking of time, Jack Coleman tells us of the season premiere, "It's not a direct cut in time. We're four months in the future, and Hiro is 400 years in the past, but those timelines collide in a very dramatic way."
Alan in Pittsburgh: What's happening with my boy HRG on season two of Heroes?
According to Jack Coleman, he's moved the family to somewhere in Southern California. He says, "Los Angeles would not be accurate, but not far off." He added, "Everyone survives, but the Bennets are a very dislocated but determined group that tries to make the best of it, but old ways and old ghosts quickly come into play very dramatically."
Monica in West Hollywood, California: Heroes, Heroes, Heroes!
There will be an upcoming storyline set in County Cork, Ireland. Separately, look for a dangerous new Francophone character named Sophie. She's the employee of a powerful, mysterious group, and she's "not afraid to use lethal force to accomplish her mission."
Erin in Ocean, New Jersey: Anything on Desperate Housewives?
We chatted with Teri Hatcher last week, and she said Susan and Mike will be adjusting to married life when the show returns: “It’s going to be romantic and neurotic and nutty and fun and great. I’m just happy that Jamie [Denton] and I get to work together again. We haven’t really worked together since the first year, so it’s really great. There’s a great dynamic, a great storyline going on. I can’t talk about the obstacles, but you know, I’ve always said that I think the other women’s obstacles were sort of exterior. Like in the beginning, Lynette had her job and her kids, Bree had that sort of anal retentiveness and Gabriel had her love affairs, but Susan’s obstacles are inner: her own insecurities and fears and trust issues, and I think that that continues. There aren’t necessarily obstacles like Ian, yet, that I know of, but there are inner obstacles.” Teri also shared that in the first episode, she had quite a few scenes with Nathan Fillion, and that he and Dana Delany are fitting in fabulously and adding a lot to the already wonderful dynamic.
Kate in Missoula, Montana: Gimme something on my favorite Housewife, Lynette Scavo!
Hearing something about seeing Lynette as a little girl in flashbacks.
Julianna in Livonia, Michigan: I heard 24’s Glenn Morshower’s gonna be playing Landry’s dad on Friday Night Lights this year! I’m so psyched because I love 24, and I think Landry is the best character on FNL! Are we going to see more of him this season?
We are! And we’re now told we’ll be meeting his mother as well. She’ll appear throughout the season as we learn more about Landry’s home life and background. Of course, I’m sure you’ve already read our TCA scoop about Landry’s relationship with Tyra growing tighter after her attacker makes a return appearance.
Gina in Sandpoint, Idaho: Friday Night Lights! Friday Night Lights!
We've got more great scoop coming your way with a bonus clip that’s currently in the works. Check back tomorrow, 'cause there are some serious spoilers in there. A little something for today? We’re hearing one of the new Dillon Panthers is a bit of a bad boy who boasts a police record. We’re also told he’s got a little Latin flavor that might attract a certain girl we already know and love.
Trey in Concord, California: Smallville?
Executive producer Al Gough recently revealed at Comic-Con that Dean Cain is finally making an appearance on Smallville this season.
Ann in Las Vegas, Nevada: I need news on October Road or One Tree Hill!
How about October Road? Ran into Evan Jones (aka Ikey, Big Owen’s ex-buddy, who was bedding his wife) at the ABC party, and when we accused him of being a bad guy, he insisted he wasn’t: “I’m a good guy! You’re gonna find out how good of a guy I am!” He also said Geoff Stults’ character, Eddie Latekka, has quite a bit to do this season: “A lot of lines to remember, which is a hard thing for Geoff Stults to do!” According to Evan, Eddie’s suddenly become the nicest guy on the show, and the outlook for him and our favorite bartender, Janet, is A-okay right now.
Sarah in Huntington Beach, California: Any scoop on Nancy and Conrad from Weeds?
Show runner Jenji Kohan tells us: “I think there will be some satisfaction this year, and it will also be unsatisfying, because relationships are difficult. We toy with it this year, and we will see where we take it next year.”
Maria in Oak Park, Illinois: You didn’t run into Rob Thomas at TCA, did you?
We didn’t. Turns out R.T. has opted out of running ABC’s new comedy, Miss/Guided, due to creative differences. However, we did run into Chris Lowell, aka Veronica’s Piz, who gave us a little Private Practice scoop. Turns out, his character, receptionist Dell, is working very closely with Kate Walsh’s Addison, as he decides early in the season to pursue a career in midwifery. Have to tell you, Chris was more than adorable, and our little chat will be its own blog item later this week, so keep your eyes open for that!
Anna in Ocean Springs, Mississippi: My first thought on hearing that David Greenwalt has left Moonlight was to remember that Rob Thomas has left Miss/Guided. Maybe they could team up and create something wonderful to watch?
Sold! By the way, we're hearing Dark Angel alum Chip Johannessen may be offered the top job at Moonlight, replacing David Greenwalt as show runner. The studio hasn't been able to confirm, but we thought we'd throw it out there. We know you Jason Dohring fans need to know.
Jeff in Lansing, Michigan: Anything on Greek?
Closeted fraternity brother Calvin is getting a love interest by season's end.
Juliana in Hempstead, New York: I'm really excited for the new Gossip Girl show, but why isn't Vanessa, one of the main characters, in the show? I know she wasn't everybody's favorite, but she is still a huge part of the series! What happened?
Vanessa is coming. She hasn't been cast yet, but we hear that just because she's not in the pilot doesn't mean they've cut her out of the story.
J.L. in Manila, Philippines: Any Ghost Whisperer scoop?
Think spawn. Both David Conrad and Jennifer Love Hewitt seemed to think there might be a twinkle in Jim Gordon's eye. Absolutely no promises on the timing of a possible baby, but it is the natural course of things, is it not?
Jeff in Annapolis, Maryland: Any Rescue Me news?
Spoke with Jennifer Esposito last week, and although won't see the ball-busting Nona back on RM this season, Jennifer is keeping her fingers crossed for a return appearance: “I really hope [I’ll be back on Rescue Me]! I just talked to Denis [Leary] the other day and I told him I’m ready. I just love that show, and I just think that character was so good for women.” We went on to laugh about her last scene, and how great it was when she blew Tommy off over the phone, while she was literally resting her beer on some other guy’s head! She also told us that she’s very good friends with Callie Thorne, who plays Sheila, and they’ve talked quite a bit about wanting Sheila and Nona to team up and torture Tommy together!
Katie in Joplin, Missouri: Any information on The 4400?
Two absent characters are returning—one of whom we thought was dead.
Masha in Berlin, Germany: Isn't Burn Notice just the best new summer show this season?! There's lots of talk on the boards that Fiona is in on the whole getting-burned thing. Do you know anything about that? What's ahead for Michael and Fiona as a couple on the show?
We took this query to show runner Matt Nix, and he said, "It's not as simple as 'Fiona burned him...,' [but] there are definitely things Michael doesn't know about Fiona, though, and about other characters on the show. There are plenty of secrets we hope to explore in the future."
Beca in Mexico City: Any news on Medium?
You betcha! Medium creator Glenn Gordon Caron told us during TCA, "We're negotiating to bring in a big secret guest star, can't tell you who just yet, but for now it's female, someone really unexpected, who will have unexpected ramifications on the world our people live in. What else? We're gonna do this thing where we write an episode on the Web with the fans, which is gonna be really cool. I've been wanting to do this episode which is completely sung, and I think we may get to do it this year. And we're really trying to do another 3-D episode, but all 3-D this time."
Jelly in Phoenix: Do you have any news on ER?
We chatted up Linda Cardellini recently, and she said, "[My son]'s kind of out of my hair. He's out of a reform school of sorts, so it frees Sam up for dating. [But we've] shot the first two, and I haven't been dating or seeing my son yet though."
Phillipa in Vancouver: Do you have any more Bones scoop?
Just that the Bones-Vanished storyline crossover probably does not involve any Vanished actors.
Ron in Balad, Iraq: I know you guys don't cover it much, but any news on Cold Case?
According to the awesome Jeremy Ratchford (Nick Vera), whom we met on the set, the show's 100th episode has a "War of the Worlds flavor" and deals with "who you'd want to spend the end of the world with."
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—Additional reporting by Michael Berner and Lindsey Osborne