Hooray for the sexual Petri dish of prime time! Not only is Gossip Girl's much-buzzed-about threesome on the way (and yes, we have scoop on that, too), but sources are buzzing about a new core coupling on the way that many of you fans have been speculating about...
Is it Dan and Blair? Nate and Serena? Dorota and a new feather duster?
(Hmmm...That last one might be too hot for the CW.)
Oh yeah, and did we mention someone's going to die on Melrose Place...and on Dexter? Or how about the latest on Grey's, Glee and Modern Family?
It's all in our latest roundup of exclusive TV scoop...
Becky in Greensboro, N.C.: Please tell House fans if there will be any good House-Cuddy stuff this season!
According to Lisa Edelstein, "[House and Cuddy are] a little complicated so far this season. We're not quite sure how to be in the same place at the same time emotionally." Easy! See, they can be in the same place at the same time emotionally when the writers put pen to paper and make it so. Right?
Rachael in Arlington, Va: No question, just wanted to recognize how awesome the Jim and Pam wedding episode was. The final scene was a truly perfect moment because, though I didn't think of it before, it is exactly what the rest of the office would do at their wedding. Jim and Pam are truly the most perfect TV couple, and the writers really outdid themselves with the last episode.
I honestly have no words for how amazing the wedding episode of The Office was. Would you think less of me if I told you I watched it four times? Covertly at 2 a.m. so my husband wouldn't see me crying? In other news, I'm hearing that Pam and Jim's bambino (Jambino?) will pop out this season. But we'll have to wait a while. No word yet on whether the baby's name really will be Sylvia Mee-Maw Halpert, though it certainly does have a nice ring to it.
Emily in New Madrid, Mo.: I know it's probably too soon, but do you have anything on Weeds?
How about some shameless rumormongering? Showtime won't confirm it, but a source tells us that the scene in the finale when Justin Kirk's Andy flees from the side of Alanis Morissette's Audra (when they were both confronted by crazy pro-life guy) was totally improvised and not in the official script. It was one of the last takes they did, and it was just for fun, but that's the take they picked for the episode. Cute, right? But that's not even the best rumor. The best rumor is that even though the finale made it seem like Audra and Andy were done for good, our source says that Alanis is definitely back next season. TV gods, please let it be true!
Nicole in Washington, D.C.: How can we get Southland back? I'm from L.A., and it reminds me of home, and it was sooo good! NBC is making a big mistake. I would gladly take that over Mercy.
Mercy me, I agree. The decision to pull the plug was a huge shock to the cast and crew, as you already know if you've been following their statements and tweets. They were still filming in L.A. the day the news came down, so that's gonna leave a mark. You can tell NBC you want the show back by writing to:
100 Universal City Plaza
Building 1320E, 4th Floor
Universal City, CA, 91608.
Amanda in Lebanon, Pa.: Just wondering if you know when HBO's Big Love starts and if you have any spoilers?
Big Love season four returns in January! Look for lots of stuff with Nicki's daughter Cara Lynn and baby-daddy J.J. (Zeljko Ivanek), more Indian casino business for Bill (and the messy socio-political ramifications thereof), and a new actress to play little Tancy Henrickson (Bella Thorne replaced Jolean Wejbe earlier this year). What do you guys want to know about most? Let us know in the comments or email email@example.com, and we'll try to do something on Big Love in the near future!
Leah in Wichita, Kan.: Is it true that Friday Night Lights is shooting seasons four and five simultaneously?
According to Friday Night Lights show runner Jason Katims, "We're shooting season four, and then we're going to take some kind of hiatus before we shoot season five. Season four airs sometime in maybe late spring on NBC, and most likely, we'll still be shooting season five at that time."
Patrick in Fresno, Calif.: Will Raj and Wolowitz on The Big Bang Theory ever get lucky in the ladies' department?
Doubtful, says Kunal Nayyar, who plays Big Bang's geeky Rajesh Koothrappali. "I don't think these characters have any room for personal growth," Kunal told us. "If Rajesh could talk to women, there would be no comedy; he would be so smooth." Poor Raj!
Hailey in Rhode Island: I'm dying for Gossip Girl scoop! Will Nate and Serena get together? Or Dan and Blair? I keep hearing rumors, but I have to know if they are true.
One of them is. And I know you smarty-pantses (or wait, is the plural smarty-pantsi?) will figure it out: Nate and Serena are definitely circling toward somethin' somethin' (yee!), while I'm told there is nothing in the future (at least not yet) for Blair and Dan. The Gossip Girl writers wouldn't Dair, would they? (Ba-dum-bump.) And in all seriousness, Blair and Chuck are still strong.
Kristin in Islip, N.Y.: Does the Gossip Girl threesome involve Rufus? I was told it involved Serena's little brother but can't be sure. And I've missed you!
Not as much as I've missed you! And awww...now I'm tearing up...Not so much because I'm all verklempt at our reunion, but because the idea of Roofie in a threesome kinda makes me throw up in my mouth a little. (Sorry.) It's not Rufus. The participants are cuter and younger, but not as young as Eric van der Woodsen.
Michelle in Washington, D.C.: So excited to see Bailey on Private Practice this week, but does she cross over for personal or professional reasons?
According to Chandra Wilson herself, "[Bailey]'s being overprotective of a patient, so it starts on Grey's, and of course, the surgery can only be done in L.A. at St. Ambrose, so she ends up there with a patient." And as Paul Adelstein (Private Practice's Cooper) tells us, "[Bailey] takes us to task. She's a truth teller, and her writing is truth telling, so she comes in and busts us all down to size pretty good."
Marcelus: Any scoop on Melrose?
Someone's gonna die! It's a big character and a big death. So big that I can't even tell you male or female or how or when or why. Well, I guess I can say that it'll happen—wait for it—sometime this season! I know, I know. I am nothing if not a giver of the most intricate details! This death is tied to a bigger storyline as well, so I'm under lock and key on this one so I don't ruin the whole season. Are you guys digging Melrose, BTW? So far it has exceeded my expectations.
Daniella in Las Vegas: Anything juicy on Melrose? I love watching it on the weekends with my mom!
Melrose Place's morally mixed-up Lauren (Stephanie Jacobsen) might be getting a boyfriend. Producers are looking to cast a hot young resident named Gavin who meets Lauren at the hospital. Gavin's going to start as a guest star, but he might become a series regular, which leads us to suspect that he falls in love with Lauren, a situation that would no doubt complicate her hooker gig enormously.
Michelle in St. Louis: Loving Brothers & Sisters this season! What can you tell us?
Gilles Marini brings major cuteness to this Sunday's ep of Brothers & Sisters when Sarah tells Kitty the story of her and Luc's French-countryside courtship. (We've seen the ep, and the guy is just ridiculously hot.) They even change the credits to the French title of the show in Marini's honor: Frères & Sœurs!
Faraday in Oahu, Hawaii: How long will Gilles Marini be on Brothers & Sisters? I love him.
He's contracted for five episodes, but you gotta read this quote he just gave us at the Hollywood Style Awards. It sorta sounds like Gilles spills the beans that he's getting hitched to Sarah (or that he knocked her up or something), and that he'll be sticking around. but then he backs off and tries to vague it up: "Last Friday, we shot our last scene. Very good news to come, which means much more for me. So you know that means I must have done a good job. I might stay around, or I might leave and come back. I don't know. You guys have to watch. I saw the first episode of the four I did, and I was myself like, 'This is good. This is really good.' The table...the editing, the directing, the writing...it's so, like, high class." The one constant thing in that quote? The ego! Gotta love it. And seriously, with abs like those how can you not love you some you?
Brynn in Poway, Calif.: Any fun guest stars on 30 Rock this season?
Will Arnett is back as Devon, Jack Donaghy's lifelong nemesis—and he's made some new friends. Apparently, Devon took part in the Obama campaign and became BFFs with the first daughters. Trust us, these phone call scenes are unmissable. TPTB are staying tight-lipped on other celebs who might be stopping by the comedy powerhouse, but 30 Rock exec producer Robert Carlock tells us we'll see the fabulous Betty White playing herself early on.
Jamie in Irvine, Calif.: Anything coming up on Glee?
Quinn's baby secret won't be one much longer. Remember the creepy reporter geek who worships Rachel Berry? He finds out the head cheerleader is preggo, and by the end of this week's ep, the whole school knows the dish. One baby secret that's safe for now is Terri's, after she bribes the doc into performing a fake sonogram with Will in the room!
Joel in Northfield, Ill.: Can't wait to see Sue and Will working together this week on Glee. Looks explosive!
It's a battle royale when the two go toe-to-toe in Wednesday's Glee. The entire hour is jam-packed with the face-off we've been waiting months for, which includes one of the best Sue lines yet: "I don't trust a man with curly hair. I can't help but picture little birds laying sulfurous eggs in there, and it disgusts me."
Monique in Savannah, Ga.: Modern Family is by far the best new show of the season. Absolutely hilarious! How come we haven't heard much about it? It deserves some love!
I am obsessed with Modern Family! That "threading the needle" scene last week had me laughing so hard I woke the baby. Be sure to catch Wednesday's episode, "The Incident," where we meet the mom of the family, Shelley Long, and learn that she ruined Jay and Gloria's wedding. She's back in town, seeking the family's forgiveness with the support of mama's boy Mitchell, but as you might expect, things don't go as planned. (Catfight alert!)
Blake in Arizona: Are Lois and Clark ever going to be a real couple on Smallville?
Rebecca: What's the word on 90210?
Jackie Taylor (Ann Gillespie) is going to be killed off, from cancer.
Marshall: Any word on True Blood?
We're going to be meeting up with Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer and Alexander Skarsgård (get the drool bib) soon, so email any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org. In the meantime: Somebody is going to die next season, and it'll be a person we'll be happy to see go, according to Alan Ball. Can we powwow in the comments and figure this one out? I can't think of anyone whom I want to go, personally. Well, maybe Sookie just cause bitch stole the two best-looking guys on television.
Lia in New York: Welcome back, Kristin! Can you share any scoop on Sons of Anarchy, especially on the Jax and Tara relationship?
Tara's really stepping up this year. As Maggie Siff says, "This season is the education of Tara Knowles." Among other things, when Jax (and the rest of the club) are incarcerated, Tara appears to be absolutely devastated and volunteers to mortgage her father's house for bail money—and believe it or not, she's even fiercer than Gemma when it comes to watching over Opie's kids. There's not a lot of Jax-Tara canoodling in the coming eps, but you won't miss it a bit when you see the really solid emotional commitments from both of them.
Mariska in Abilene, Texas: OK, spill: Who dies on Sons of Anarchy?
We don't want to give away the farm too early, but here's another big hint: If you guessed a man in uniform, you guessed wrong.
Joie in Pittsburgh, Pa.: Can you please cover the season finale of Psych?
For you? Anything. Friday's Psych finale is the episode where Shawn gets shot (and kidnapped and nearly murdered), which leads to a lot of great personal storyline stuff! Henry takes a lead role in the investigation, much to Lassie's dismay, and Shawn's perilous situation makes Juliet realize that she might have more serious feelings for him than she realized. She even grills Gus about the status of Shawn's relationship with Abigail. Be sure to tune in to the Psych season finale, Friday at 10 p.m. on USA to see it all for yourself.
Charlotte in Springfield, Ill.: Californication scoop, please.
After last week's somber episode, Hank's back in good form tonight. He branches out from a love-triangle to a love-square, sealing the deal with one of the ladies.
Holly in Alaska: What can you tell us about Lily's dad coming to How I Met Your Mother?
Chris Elliot's dad character is a big loser! We see flashbacks of Lily at age 11 and learn that when the IRS called for her father, little Lily was trained to tell them, "My daddy is dead."
Frenchie: Can you give us some Supernatural scoop?
In case you missed it, my sources tell me: Two fan favorites are going to die this season, and in the same episode, Sam and Dean fight Lucifer. Who do you think it'll be?
T.J. in Bowling Green, Ohio: You teased a whodunit arc at the end of episode four of Dexter? How big is the character involved? Is he/she gone for good? Am I going to throw my TV out the window?
Do not blink during this Sunday's episode of Dexter. The final few minutes are fatal for an old friend, and you're going to want to pay close attention to everything that happens in the hopes if figuring out who done the deed. To answer your other questions, yes, the character who gets whacked seems quite seriously murdered, so don't expect him/her back (flashbacks excepted, of course). And no, you're not going to throw your TV out the window—you're going to need it so you can rewatch the entire ep looking for clues about the mysterious killer.
Tyler in Davenport, Iowa: Ugly Betty is back this Friday—what do we have to look forward to?
The two-hour season premiere of Ugly Betty airs this Friday on ABC at 8 p.m. and features the following high points: the usual Marc and Amanda goodness, some great Justin coming-of-age stuff, Betty's discovery that Mode mag employees have maintained a Betty's Bad Fashion blog since she showed up wearing her Guadalajara poncho, a random cameo by Vanessa Redgrave, the savvy use of Cobra Starship's "Good Girls Go Bad" (go Leighton!), a couple of nice relationship talks between Betty and Daniel and, last but not least, the much-discussed Betty minimakeover (she gets new glasses and dons a pantsuit that Christina sent her from Edinburgh). Are you guys still into Ugly Betty? Will you tune in for the premiere?
—Additional reporting by Becky Bain, Kirstin Benson, Jennifer Godwin and Megan Masters
Want more scoop? Check out my live chat in the comments last week for lots more goodies!