Want to know the latest developments on Dominic Monaghan's possible return to Lost? We've got the exclusive inside track on that and many more scoopy answers to your burning TV questions, including:
Who's hiding behind the veil on Desperate Housewives?
Will Jan be back on The Office?
Plus, which character is about to get dead on Weeds, and what do you need to know about the two redheads who are going to keep Bill and Sookie busy for the duration of True Blood season two?
Kyle in Irvine, Calif.: Is Heroes having a panel at Comic-Con or not?
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Not. A favorite Hero of ours told us that while several castmembers would be down at San Diego Comic-Con representing other projects, "We are too heavy into production to all go together."
Update, June 18: According to NBC, Heroes is now going to have a small panel on Saturday with Tim Kring and some of the cast.
Demi in Carlsbad, Calif.: Any scoop about the vampires on True Blood? I strongly prefer them to the humans!
True Blood star Stephen Moyer tells us about Sophie (Evan Rachel Wood), "She is queen of Louisiana. She has dominion over the whole of Louisiana. [We're] really just finding this out as we go along, but it seems that each state has a king or queen; then whether we will see this in subsequent seasons or not, I think there is an idea that there is one vampire who looks over the whole of America." Ooh, POTUSvamp! But back to Sophie, what kind of queen is she? Says Stephen: "She's a minx."
Sue in Meriden, Conn.: I love Jillian Harris on The Bachelorette. But why is she keeping that guy with the foot fetish around?
We are asking ourselves the same thing about Tanner Pope. So, we asked Jillian about it, and she told us, "I think he's adorable and sweet and so cute, and I think his foot fetish is hilarious. Where other people find it a little creepy, I think it's funny." There you have it! Oh, and Jill also spilled to us that she and some of her guys will be heading to Spain this season.
Mark in Dalton, Ga.: When I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! contestants don't win food prizes, do they really only eat rice and beans for the week?
No. That is misleading. Daniel Baldwin, who left the jungle last week, dished, "The game was to say rice and beans and everything, and it was way better than that. There was food being sent in, cots undercover, swimming facilities [and] showers. I was like, this is it? They were doing our laundry for us after a while. And everyone was moaning and groaning about how bad it was. And I thought I was going to have to blowgun a monkey out of a tree and learn how to skin it and cook it and find out what parts you could eat. In some ways, some of these people, I believe, ate better than they did at home."
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Julie in Chicago: So, Warehouse 13—another pair of clashing boy-girl government agents who investigate the paranormal. Is this déjà vu worth a view?
Yes! The pilot charmed our socks off, and everyone should at least take a peek into Warehouse 13 before putting it on the shelf with other genre shows. The chemistry between leads Eddie McClintock and Joanne Kelly is good stuff, and despite its familiar premise, it is hard to pin down what show runner Jack Henry told us is really an "action-adventure proceduramedy."
Linda in Canandaigua, N.Y.: A French magazine is reporting that Julian McMahon is in talks to star in a cop-show pilot for the USA Network to replace Monk in the lineup. Is this true? Please, please answer!
While we'd all love to have reassurance that Julian McMahon will be on our TV after Nip/Tuck finishes its final season, a rep for USA says there's no truth to this rumor.
Liz in Boston: Hey, Team WWK! I've been hearing conflicting reports that my new fave TV addiction, The Unusuals on ABC, has been renewed for season two. I also heard that it was canceled even though the creator twittered that they were in fact coming back. Can you clear this up once and for all?
A rep for the show reconfirms your worst fears, "The show was not picked up. The finale is June 17."
Cynthia in Ireland: I was so happy to hear about Charlie, Shannon and Claire returning to Lost next season, and then so bummed to find out that nothing except Claire is for sure yet. What's the current status of various dead castmembers returning to Lost?
Even though Dominic Monaghan is said to be appearing on another ABC show next season, reportedly Flash Forward, we're just paranoid enough to think it might be a double cross, and that D.M. might actually be heading back to Lost after (or in addition to) whatever else he does on the Alphabet Net. Why do we think this? Because very reliable sources now tell us that there is "mutual interest" (between the Lost PTB and Dominic Monaghan) in bringing about a season-six return visit by Charlie Pace. Look for official developments in the next week or two.
Oh, and for the record, these are the results of our poll asking which dead castmembers you fans most want to see return.
Anna in Los Angeles: Any hint as to who was under the veil on the season finale of Desperate Housewives?
A source close to the Desperate Housewives set tells us neither Teri Hatcher nor Dana Delany were actually at the altar, just to make sure no one would be able to spill the season-five cliffhanger. However, the source did spill a juicy tidbit that may be a clue as to who the new happy couple is: Following the car accident in the season finale, where Susan and Mike (James Denton) embraced, the script read, "The family is reunited." Could that point to Susan being under the veil? Discuss in the comments!
Bayleigh in Corona del Mar, Calif.: Guillermo was so good in the Weeds premiere. Will we see more of him this season?
Yes, indeed. While he is currently incarcerated, the Weeds baddie will be back in some capacity and leading lady Mary-Louise Parker could not be more thrilled about it. MLP tells us, "Guillermo [Diaz] is truly one of the best actors I've ever worked with. There are two bigger scenes that we have coming up, and when he works, I just want to stay all night." Let's just hope he stays behind that plate-glass window for the safety of Nancy and baby-to-be.
Kaitlyn in Seattle.: Any scoop on my favorite show, Weeds?
Remember Sucio from last season of Weeds, the grungy guy who guarded the infamous drug tunnel? He's back in Nancy's life under the pretext of keeping an eye on her for Esteban. He begrudgingly becomes somewhat part of the family. However, don't get too attached to him (like we did). Sniff. Someone else is out to get Nancy, and Sucio falls victim to the first attack.
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Tammy in Pound Ridge, N.Y. OMG! The first episode of True Blood was insane! What's next?
This Sunday's episode of True Blood is just as good. We see the vulnerable side to young Jessica (Deborah Ann Woll), who misses her family and is not adjusting to her newfound vampireness very well. But she soon turns to her wicked ways as she tricks Sookie into driving her to her parents' house just for a "look" at her family. She does way more than look, and as she's about to kill her mean ol' dad, Bill comes in to save the day. But he's pissed as hell at Sookie for the mess she created. Looks like more makeup sex for them is on the horizon.
Jessica in Worchester, Mass.: More on True Blood! Please!
In the next episode, more is revealed about Tara's boyfriend Eggs (Mehcad Brooks). We find out that he's spent time in prison for drugs, armed robbery and assault. Meanwhile, Lafayette asks Eric to make him a vampire. But our favorite moment of the next episode is when Sam turns into a dog (again). You must watch!
Brendan in Las Vegas: I love Nurse Jackie. What's coming up?
In tonight's episode, we get a glimpse into Jackie (Edie Falco)'s marriage, which she hides from her coworkers at the hospital by taking her wedding band off before punching in. We also get to see the lengths she goes to to get and hide her drugs (Sweet'N Low packets—genius!) and she accidentally doses coworker Mrs. Gloria Akalitus at the hospital. The plot thickens in next week's episode where we see a troubled side of her 10-year-old daughter, Grace. Needless to say, the emotional complexities of these characters have us addicted. (Pun intended.)
Annie in Albuquerque, N.M.: Brennan was so on the baby train last season on Bones! How can she be going back now?
She's not going back as much as she's staying undecided and unpredictable. (All the better to torture us with!) As Bones star Emily Deschanel told us when she was at the Monte Carlo TV Fest last week, "I loved the fact that Brennan was adamant about not having children, because with so many female characters it's just a given that they want children, and I think that is a wonderful choice. I think its important to have people represented who have made the choice not to have children. But I also love and respect the fact that she's unpredictable, and she did make that decision that she wanted to have children. These characters are so unpredictable, they have contradictions, and that was one thing I loved from the beginning of the show."
Matt in Boise, Idaho: Will Angela's old flame Roxie return to Bones next season?
We caught up with Roxie (Nichole Hiltz) herself at the Los Angeles Times' Envelope Emmy screening series, where she told us that she will not be back on Bones: "Not that I know of, unfortunately, but I loved being on that show. I loved playing that part. I wish it had gone on longer and been fleshed out a little bit more. Michaela Conlin is honestly one of the sweetest, loveliest girls I've ever worked with. There was no awkwardness whatsoever. I had a great time on that show. It's a good cast."
Steven in Carson City, Nev.: Really enjoying Royal Pains. Any scoop?
Divya (Reshma Shetty) graduates from comic relief to key plot point in an upcoming episode of Royal Pains. She gets into a car wreck and Hank (Mark Feuerstein) has to both save the day medically and help Divya talk her way out of a big fight with the other driver. If you have any questions for Mark, send them to email@example.com and we'll try to get them answered for you.
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Maureen in Sunnyvale, Calif.: I miss The Office! Are we ever going to see Jan again?
Yes, ma'am. The lovely Jan Levinson (Melora Hardin) will be back on The Office next season, but only part time. At the premiere of her indie flick, You, Melora spilled on what to expect from Jan's triumphant return to The Office: "I'll be back as a special guest star next year for a couple of episodes. They can't lose Jan, we all love Jan. She will probably be sprinkled in throughout the season." Teased Melora, "It will be hilarious to see her as a mother, and we need to find out who the father of Astrid is." Kevin! Please let the baby daddy be Kevin.
Jessica in Atlanta: Any news on Secret Life of the American Teenager? It's my favorite show!
Stay tuned for more Secret Life of the American Teenager scoop coming later this week, but for now we can tell you that a hot girl from Ben's summer stint in Italy is coming to town, and we're guessing Amy's not going to be too happy about it!
Yvette in Springfield, Mass.: Any news on Sons of Anarchy?
You know how Sam Crow is supposed to be this huge network of clubs? We'll be getting more of a sense of that in season two when the Sons of Anarchy Redwood Original joins forces with SOA's Oregon boss-man in order to successfully pull off an interstate scam. (And if you haven't seen it yet, check out this collage of SOA season-two images from show runner Kurt Sutter's blog.)
Rachel in Mesa, Ariz.: Is it true that Robert Buckley is joining One Tree Hill in place of Brian Austin Green?
Yes, as we reported before, Robert Buckley has joined the cast of One Tree Hill as a sports agent turned friend of Nathan Scott (James Lafferty). On his new role Robert tells E! News exclusively, "I'm thrilled to be joining the One Tree Hill family and look forward to bringing this new character to the show."
Jane in Farmington, N.M.: Will we see Anna again on Supernatural? I adore her!
Well, we've got good news for you: Sources assure us that angel Anna will reappear on Supernatural next season. Here's hoping Dean has better luck with her than Sam had with Ruby.
Tammy in Flint, Mich: I heard a rumor that Lincoln Heights might move to another city. Is that true?
Possibly. Lincoln Heights stars Nicki Micheaux (Jenn Sutton) and Russell Hornsby (Eddie Sutton) recently told us that the show could be changing ZIP codes. "[It's] very much a possibility," says Russell. "There was a big earthquake in the season finale," explains Nicki. "So we're waiting on our FEMA money so we can make repairs on our house, like so many people in places in the States, so the dilemma is what are we going to do? Maybe we should just move."
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Rose in St. Paul, Minn.: Why is Brandi getting arrested on In Plain Sight? What the heck?
As we reported before, Brandi (Nichole Hiltz) is thrown in the slammer in this Sunday's new episode of In Plain Sight. While the FBI is looking to put Brandi in jail for upward of 25 years, even charging her with being involved with Mary's kidnapping, they're also threatening to charge Mary as a coconspirator. The performance "is huge for Brandi," says Nichole. "It's emotionally all over the place, devastating and really wearing. She's helpless, she's handcuffed, and she's in such a bad place."
Sissy in Washington, D.C.: I want more Rescue Me!
This week's episode of Rescue Me is chock-full of revelations. Tommy finds out that Mickey's back on the bottle and that his daughter Colleen has a kinky side (it involves peanut butter). Sheila finds out that Tommy broke his rule of not sleeping with her and Janet on the same day. (At least we got to see Tommy shirtless twice in one episode). Needles finds out that Sean has cancer and is going in for surgery. And, everyone at AA finds out that Tommy fell off the wagon about a week after he got his one-year sobriety chip. Oh, and one last thing: This is the episode that turns into a musical for a few scenes!
Katie in Laredo, Texas: Any scoop on Raising the Bar? I love me some Mark-Paul Gosselaar!
Well lucky for you, Mark-Paul is going shirtless next Monday on Raising the Bar! It's not just shameless exhibitionism, though, but part of a dispute he's having with a judge (Kath & Kim's John Michael Higgins, in his latest wonderful guest gig). The June 22 ep is also a good one for you Angel fans, as J. August Richards is front-and-center as the prosecutor of a controversial hate-crime case.
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—Reporting by Natalie Abrams, Carrie Borzillo-Vrenna, Jennifer Godwin and Megan Masters