Ahhh! So much gossip, so little time!
Want to know what that charming psycho Dave is gonna do on Desperate Housewives? What's the latest buzz on the Gossip Girl spinoff, Lily (or whatever the heck it's called)? And which two dads are meddling in their daughters' lives this Thursday on Grey's Anatomy?
Read on for the answers to those burning Q's and much, much more about your fave TV series!
Max in Hendersonville, N.C.: Is Dave finally going to snap in the season finale of Desperate Housewives?
Like you wouldn't believe. There's a chance that another Fairview resident may be leaving Wisteria Lane, but we won't find that out till the finale. What we do know is that Dave (Neal McDonough) is going to do something so devilishly evil, James Denton teased that there's no way he could come back from it. Check the spoiler section to get the seriously spoilery scoop.
Edward in Augusta, Maine: How about some Dollhouse news?
First off, we hear Dollhouse writers Maurissa Tancharoen and Jed Whedon got married on Saturday, so congratulations to those two talented folks! Second, Maurissa says of the already infamous 14th episode, "Of all of the Dollhouse episodes that we wrote in the course of the season, 'Epitaph One' is our favorite. Creatively it was very fun. We should love for it to air, and we think it should air." We're with her! Are you? Post in the comments. (P.S. Check back later this week for tons more on Dollhouse from Team Whedon, Fran Kranz and Enver Gjokaj.)
Shandell in Houston: Any news on Michelle Trachtenberg's new pilot?
While Michelle's been out promoting her flick, 17 Again, she gave E! News the goods on her new show: "I wrapped Gossip Girl, and I signed on to a new NBC pilot called Mercy, a one-hour medical drama about the lives of three nurses. It's very sexy, and by sexy I mean I learn how to do a catheter—and I can a rock a bedpan in case you ever need it." We definitely want the best for our girl Michelle, but hopefully Georgina Sparks is not gone for good!
Nadia in Detroit: What's Linda Cardellini doing now that ER is over?
We'll let Linda tell you: "I'm a voice on the new show The Goode Family. It's Mike Judge's new show for ABC. I play a daughter named Bliss, who is anything but that. It's about a family who always tries to do the right thing, but they always end up doing the wrong thing. They try to be politically correct and environmentally sound, and they are neither." Anything else? "I'm just sleeping in a lot and enjoying life."
Kelly in Laguna Beach, Calif.: Do you have any news on when Cristina and Owen will reunite on Grey's Anatomy? Thanks!
Unfortunately not anytime soon. Owen doesn't have time for Cristina anymore (what with his newfound interest in turning George into a trauma surgeon). Actually, to be more specific, Owen's therapist doesn't let Owen have time for her. Yep, Owen's shrink has given him a specific list of three-word sentences he can say to Yang, but "I love you" is definitely not one of them. Either way, Cristina is not a happy camper.
Bia in Los Angeles: Please tell me more about Meredith and Derek on Grey's Anatomy!
Thatcher Grey is not in the hospital because his oldest daughter is getting married. He wants to make amends: He's been sober, and he's working on his steps.
Charlie in Cheyenne, Wyo.: How's Izzie doing on Grey's Anatomy?
As it turns out, cancer is really, really painful. Sigh. Poor Izz.
Chantal in Toronto: Please give us something about Callie and Arizona on Grey's Anatomy. They have had such little airtime, and we want to know about their relationship. Please tell me there is more to come from this cute, new couple.
Arizona meets Callie's dad in Thursday's episode, and he doesn't take the news of their relationship terribly well. In fact, when Callie's dad tries to get her to move home and she refuses, he cuts off her trust fund.
Katty in Washington, D.C.: Got any more Grey's Anatomy scoop?
Yes, and it comes from Kellie Martin of ER and Life Goes On fame. Kelly pops up on the small screen in May on both Ghost Whisperer and Grey's Anatomy. "On Ghost Whisperer, I play a director of a soap opera, and I'm being haunted," Kellie tells us. "And on Grey's, all I can say is that I don't play a patient, and I don't play a doctor. We have to respect the Grey's cone of silence. They're very secretive. It's not integral to the crazy rumors going around right now, though."
Brian in San Diego: Any scoop on who is the death that sticks in the season finale of Heroes?
Sources confirm to us that the Heroes death that sticks is male, and he's someone you've definitely come to know quite well since season one. In many ways, the killer also dies, but you'll just have to wait until next week to understand what that means.
Michelle in Pasadena, Calif.: Is Dave going after Susan now on Desperate Housewives?
As far as the fate of Susan, Teri Hatcher tells us she expects to have a job next year, but, "You should be worried. It's an ending with lots of peril, but it's not just Susan who's involved." Plus, James Denton says, "[What Dave does is] really creepy. It's more creepy than going after Susan. It's actually a little scarier than that." What could be scarier than harming Susan Mayer? Well when we asked Neal McDonough if there would be kidnapping involved he replied, "Certainly. Without question." With rumors speculating that Katherine (Dana Delaney) may be pregnant, it seems likely that Dave tries to steal Mike's family in retribution for what Mike did to Dave's family.
Amanda in Miami: Is Dave going to live through the finale of Desperate Housewives?
James Denton certainly doesn't think so, "I don't see how he can. What he does is so wrong. I'm afraid we're going to lose another great actor because I don't know how we can keep him around. He's too evil. What he does is pretty despicable." Will you miss Dave on Wisteria Lane, or are you happy that the psycho's going down?
Ashley in Thousand Oaks, Calif.: Is Michael ever going back to Dunder Mifflin on The Office?
Even if Michael (Steve Carell) does come back to Dunder Mifflin on The Office, his relationship with Dwight continues to be strained. After all those years of Michael putting him down, Dwight's going to be in attack mode. Says Rainn Wilson, "If you poke a cobra in the neck, he will strike at your arm with his teeth. You can quote me on that." In happier relationship news, "There's love and politics in the air at Dunder Mifflin," adds Rainn. And while Dwight and Angela are not currently getting it on, Rainn says, "Maybe in the near future."
Delia in Vancouver: Stop abusing the Lost death. It's like you're dancing on the person's grave.
OK, we'll shut up about it then. But for the record, no disrespect was intended. We have adored the Lost actor in question for a long time, and we're superbummed that he/she is getting the hook.
Vicki in Las Vegas: Gossip Girl!
Serena did not really get married, this is a bit of an off week for Blair (she's in a funk because of her love problemos) and Chuck apologizes to Jenny for that time he tried to get up on her in the pilot (back when Gossip Girl still showed depraved indifference to everything, before it turned into a modern comedy-of-manners masterpiece), but let's talk about the most important thing: Dorota-sodes are coming! So jealous of Verizon phone owners right now!
Petra in Austin, Texas: What's the buzz on the Gossip Girl spinoff pilot?
Apparently "Lily" [sic] is not a full pilot. Rather, the '80s flashbacks are half of a Gossip Girl episode (tied into Serena's storyline), so it's hard to judge the series as a whole, but from what insiders have seen so far, it looks good, and Krysten Ritter and Brittany Snow in particular are supposed to be awesome. Yay!
Daniel in Beverly Hills, Calif.: What happens in the final three episodes of Pushing Daisies?
Here's a little rundown to whet your appetite: When Olive's (Kristin Chenoweth) childhood kidnappers come back into the picture, Olive and Ned (Lee Pace) "try on" a relationship. Ned also dabbles in kissing without Saran Wrap, and it's not with Chuck. Ruh-roh. David Arquette is back, and he finds happiness with Olive, but it may not be at the Pie Hole. Finally, Penny, Emerson's (Chi McBride) daughter, returns, but there's heartbreak before the reunion.
Lena in Boca Raton, Fla.: What else can you tell us about True Blood?
The general consensus of our Living Dead in Dallas-reading commenters who got a look at the True Blood sneak peek shown at Paley is that the giant Minotaur-lookin' creature show is Michelle Forbes' maenad in another guise. To which we say, "Wuh?" and "Wow." (And we're working on getting a legit version of that clip, so hang in there...)
Zach in Orange, Calif.: What happened to the episode of Bones that Fox planned on pushing till next year?
"The Beaver in the Otter" is now going to air on April 30. (Yippee!) The title may make it seem like it's the Booth and Bones sex episode, but it's actually not. Emily Deschanel teases, "We're having a lot of fun talking about the Beaver, who is a real person—his name is Beaver, and the otter is the costume he's in." No sex yet, people, but keep your eyes peeled because it's coming.
Dawn in Sandy, Utah: Supernatural scoop, please and thank you.
We just chatted up SPN writer Ben Edlund, and he tells us that Lucifer will be more of a looming presence than one specific personage. (Sorry, Vancouver-based character actors!) Check back Thursday for lots more SPN news from Edlund, including what's in store for the real villains of the piece: Sam and Dean's lady friends (including, at the moment, Ruby and Anna).
Jackie in Silver Spring, Md.: Got any scoop on what's in store for the upcoming season of Weeds? I'm dying for anything.
As Kevin Alejandro told us last week, "I am recurring on Weeds this season. I did the season finale last year, and I just started up the new season this year. I'll be on four or five episodes, and I do a lot of my stuff with Elizabeth Perkins." (He and Quinn continue to hold Celia hostage, but—surprise, surprise—as Weeds creator Jenji Kohan has told us, "[Celia] might start to like it.")
Beth in Colorado Springs, Colo.: Give us some dirt on Greek!
How about some sexy dirt? "Expect some hot girl-on-girl action," says Greek girl Amber Stevens, who plays Ashleigh. "And great relationship stuff happens coming up with Frannie and Evan." Paul James says he's excited about his juicy upcoming storyline: "At the end of the season, I get a love interest, played by Gregory Michaels."
Kel in Pullayup, Wash.: Any news on In Plain Sight, in particular on Mary and Marshall?
We've got good news and bad news. The bad news for you Mary-Marshall fans is that Mary McCormack spilled to reporters last week that Mary and Raf get engaged this season. The good news is that Mary the actress thinks Mary the character and Raf are a terrible match, and if you're on team Marshall, that's something, at least.
Derek in Memphis, Tenn.: Any new Melrose Place 2.0 news?
Doug Savant may be busy with Desperate Housewives, but he tells us, "If they were interested in having me back, I would entertain the idea. They haven't asked me; I'm very interested in the new Melrose Place. [My real-life wife] the gorgeous Laura Leighton is going to show up on the show, and I'm sure it's going to be a huge success, so I'm really excited about that."
Gorilla1boy: I wonder, how long can they drag out the Red John story on The Mentalist? I mean, they have to catch him this season, right?
Nope. But in the killer finale, Alicia Witt guests—in a "brilliant, moving and profound performance," says show creator Bruno Heller—as a "woman who has had a relationship with Red John." Or so the CBI discovers in the course of its investigation of the serial killer who murdered Patrick Jane's family. "They hope she's going to be the key to finding Red John. It turns out...that she can't." Season two, here we come!
Peanut in Baltimore: What's coming up on Entourage this season?
Rex Lee tells us that it's not just Vincent Chase who sees success this season. Hard-working Lloyd might just get a leg up too. "My character is ambitious, and he's trying to get ahead in the world, so this season is all about moving up a little bit," he says. Will he be leaving his post as Ari Gold's assistant? "It's possible. But I want to stay with the show as long as they'll have me." He adds, "This season is a throwback to early seasons."
Mary in Princeton, N.J.: What can you tell us about Mekhi Phifer's guest-starring role on Lie to Me?
For one, it's not a guest role. "I'm going to be a series regular," Mekhi told us at the TV Land Awards. "I'm one of the leads on the show. I'm on my second episode right now. I'm an FBI agent, so I get to kick ass and take names and shoot people. I'm having a great time." Of Lie to Me's finale, the ER alum says, "Expect a lot of explosions and deaths." Mekhi joins the show starting on the May 6 episode.
Marie in Terre Haute, Ind.: What's going on with Peyton on One Tree Hill?
First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes the baby boy in the baby carriage, then comes...oops, can't tell you that part. Mwa-ha-ha-ha. Yes, we're evil.
Lucas in Evanston, Ill.: Party Down season two? How's it looking?
We just caught up with Jane Lynch on the set of Fox's new (and fantastic) show Glee, where we asked her if she'd be able to do both shows at the same time. Jane said, "I don't know, and I think Party Down is coming back for a second season. It's up to the guys [on Glee]. I hope so, [Party Down] was so much fun. I don't know that it's a pretty sure thing, but they're thinking about it. I'd love to be a part of that, we'll see." Do you want to see Party Down return for a second season? Start the campaign in the comments section.
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—Reporting by Natalie Abrams, Carrie Borzillo-Vrenna, Jennifer Godwin and Megan Masters