Turns out, when Glee comes thisclose to hooking up two of its fan-favorite characters, same-sex characters no less, you Gleeks kinda sorta want to know what is going to happen next. And by "kinda sorta" we mean we're pretty sure we could ask you for a kidney and you'd pony up.
Lucky for you, you can keep your organs to yourselves (always good advice) because we have the inside line on where things stand on all things Brittana. We have to warn you, though, you might be disappointed.
Far less disappointing is the scoop we have on shows like Grey's Anatomy, Castle, The Vampire Diaries, Parks and Recreation and more, so dig on in...
HeMo_Sexual: We'd love some Brittana news, but it's harder to get your hands on than Class A Crack. #BRITTANA
How would you know about getting your hands on crack? We're going to have to sit down and have a talk soon, Intervention style. But first, let's talk Brittana. A reliable source tells me nothing yet has been written for Brittany and Santana together for the new season, so it won't be tackled in the very beginning of season three (the first two scripts are already out). However, the writers are tentatively planning an arc for them a little later on, so…you're gonna LOVE me for saying this but…we have to be patient. (I'll stand still while you throw those rotten tomatoes and shoes at my head. And I'll let you know as soon as I hear that the Brittana/Santitany storyline is being tackled. Promise.)
Saranoh2009: Any scoop on Will/Emma on Glee?
Idina Menzel is back, as you might know, and it looks like it's gonna be a nice, long visit! Idina herself just told our Marc Malkin that she'll be in "at least eight episodes," and that is more than enough time to find her way back to her ex make-out buddy, Will Shuester. Menzel was pretty mum on plot details, but she did say, "The only thing I can say is my character becomes definitely more multi-dimensional," the hot mom says. "She definitely has a big heart so we'll see new aspects to her personality." Meanwhile, Dianna Agron tells me she's hoping Idina's return means a reunion with the baby she gave up to her, Beth.
1987Dav: Hey Kristin! Anything on Rachel, Shelby and Quinn?
Rachel's mom Shelby (played by Menzel), will definitely be doing a duet with her daughter. "I just came from the studio recording," she says. "I won't say what it is, but it's something with Lea (Michele) and it's one of the best songs ever written." One of the best songs ever written? We guess it's Eddie Murphy's legendary ditty "Party All the Time," but that's just our opinion. And clearly, it's right.
milee1017: Hope it's not too late! Please give us some good news about Cristina/Owen on Grey's!
It's not too late for your question and even better, it's not too late for Cristina/Owen. As you may have seen, Kevin McKidd told us there will be lots and lots of trouble and a few surprises ahead for the duo, especially regarding her unplanned pregnancy. But a source tells me "Long term, the writers are very much invested in Cristina and Owen and want them to work it out." Anyone else feel the same? The comments are your battleground. We are here to serve.
Sean in Van Nuys, Calif.: What's going on with my favorite Vampire Diaries couple, Bonnie and Jeremy?
"I don't know anything," Kat Graham laughs when we bugged her for info. We didn't believe her, so we threatened her. OK, we didn't do that, but she did give up a bit of scoop. "I do know that Bonnie's going to have to deal at some point with Jeremy's (Steven R. McQueen) new ability to see his ex-girlfriends, who are deceased because he now can see the other side. So we'll see how she deals with that. And other than that it's just going with the flow and seeing where they take it. As of right now in the show, where it left off in the finale, Stefan (Paul Wesley) went with Klaus (Joseph Morgan) and is on this crazy feeding rampage and all that. So we have to figure out how to get him back." Here's a thought: Elena. Naked. Couldn't hurt.
Jessie in Smithtown, N.Y.: What's the deal with Alaric this season on TVD?!
Booze! Gilbert children! Stefan! Too vague? OK, fine. Kevin Williamson tells us, "Alaric (Matthew Davis) will wrestle with the death of Jenna (Sara Canning) because that's going to weigh on him a little bit. We're going to see how he mans up with regard to how he can be there for Elena (Nina Dobrev) and Jeremy in sort of the family unit, which we hinted at in the finale. We're also going to see him get right in the middle of trying to help save Stefan." So rest easy Ric fans, your man will have plenty to do in season three. "He's going to step forward and get right into the middle of everything."
laurzz6: I'd ask about CSI: New York's Danny and Lindsay, but you guys have outdone yourselves!
Why, thank you! But we're not done yet. Tomorrow we are hitting the CSI: NY set and we are taking your questions for Anna Belknap and Carmine Giovinazzo. Leave all your burning New York questions in the comments (or tweet them to @fatherdowling) and send your thank you gift baskets promptly. It's only right.
CrisPOSoares: Please, I want to know if we will see in the premiere of CSI: New York where Lindsay and Adam were in 9/11.
We were wondering the exact same thing, so we asked executive producer Pam Veasey and she tells us: "Lindsay (Anna Belknap) was in Montana so her point of view was all through the television." As for Adam (A.J. Buckley), Veasey says: "Adam was in New York. But you don't see his flashback. We chose just a few people in different places."
veil_of_ashes: Any scoop on Ben and Leslie from Parks and Rec?
Unfortunately, things are not that great between our favorite government-employed couple come next season. In fact, it gets so awkward between Ben (Adam Scott) and Leslie (Amy Poehler) that at one point she slips into an awful Italian accent as a defense mechanism. Role playing. Hot. Except...not. Meanwhile, the end of the world is coming! Or so certain people in Pawnee think (read: April and Andy), and that leads to them withdrawing loads of money from the bank. Well, their definition of "loads of money."
buckeyekt: Parks and Rec info please!
Rob Lowe tells us that his character, Chris Traeger, is going to be "even more insane this season than last year." That means he'll probably amp up his fitness routine, which is kind of bummer because we wanted to see Chris gain 200 pounds. Rob Lowe in a fat suit? Ratings gold! Meanwhile, it sounds like Ann won't be entirely over Chris next season. "The infatuation with Chris is still kind of simmering, but it's not dominating her life like it used to," Rashida Jones tells us. "It's kind of nice because you're starting to see what a loser-dork Ann is, which is true to life for me."
Martucacomayuca: Castle scoop is never enough! Can you give us some?
OK, we all know that Beckett lives, but Tamala Jones reveals that there still will be moments of panic in the season premiere. "She flat lines and everything, and the opening scene is us rushing her into the operating room because we were losing her." Also, there's a new captain (Penny Johnson Jerald) in town, and she isn't here to make friends. "This captain is extra hardcore, plays everything by the book, there are no short cuts, she doesn't know Castle or care about Castle and the relationship between him and Beckett," Jones says. "She is going to put a wedge in there."
@DixonSilverFR: Any news about a possible relationship between Dixon/Adrianna ? Or a Silver/Dixon reunion on #9O21O?
Michael Steger just stopped by E! today and told us this season is all about Navid and Silver. Navid's entire family is moving to Switzerland but leaves his sister behind, so he and Silver will be acting "like parents." Soooo romantic! OK, not really, but still, it sounds like they are going strong, so...Sorry Dixon/Silver fans.
Keith in Baton Rouge, La.: Raising Hope!
Did you know that miniature golf injures more people each year than kitten attacks? *Cue "The More You Know" star* OK, we might have made that up, but Raising Hope does have an episode coming up that involves a mini golf accident. "It has terrible tragic consequences that alter the course of our lives forever," Martha Plimpton tells us with foreboding.
Delilah: I love Greyson Chance! Can you tell me anything about his role on Raising Hope?
We love him, too! How cute is he? The answer is: super cute. Anyway, when we hit the set of Raising Hope to chat with him about playing the 13-year-old version of Jimmy, Chance seemed positively thrilled to be on the show. "What I love about his episode is there are some happy moments, there are some sad moments, there are some annoyed moments," he tells us. "It's just a very heartwarming episode. It also has a very cool twist, which I love too."
Klarrisa in San Francisco, Calif.: Fringe me!
I assume that means you want Fringe info and not a bang haircut, so here it comes. Alternate universes are about to collide big time in season four! "I think we'll see a lot of scenes between Walter and Walternate where they actually discuss, where they actually fight," John Noble tells us. "Because really, they have to come together to solve the issue of the world." Also coming face to face? Olivia and Fauxlivia. "We'll see a lot of Olivia-Fauxlivia (Anna Torv) stuff. In fact we just shot one—which is brilliant, of Olivia and Fauxlivia together having a talk." Perhaps that talk involves Peter (Joshua Jackson)?
Drew in Garland, Texas: Any chance that we'll see Lisa and Ben again on Supernatural? I know some fans are thrilled that they forgot everything, but it seemed out of character for Dean to do that in my opinion. I can't imagine the Supernatural writers viewing that as a solid end to that arc. Emotional twist, sure. End? No.
The odds of seeing Lisa and Ben again on Supernatural this season are about equal to the odds of seeing Castiel (Misha Collins) after the second episode. Make of that what you will. (Sob.)
Hey, Kristin! Is there anyway you could help get word to the writers on OTH to bring back Haley's 23 tattoo and/or the Cracker Jack bracelet? Would love to see some awesome memories in its final season! Thanks!
The writers of One Tree Hill (Mark Schwahn especially) have loved Nathan (James Lafferty) and Haley (Bethany Joy Galeotti) from the very beginning, so it's safe to say we'll be getting little nods and odes to Tree Hill's cutest couple as the show wraps up its series run. Another blast from the past? Chris Keller (Tyler Hilton) possibly causing Nathan's jealous side to rear its ugly head again. How's that for vintage OTH?
CharlieFan: Any Jax and Tara scoop on Sons of Anarchy?
Absence (aka prison) made the heart grow fonder for Sons of Anarchy's star-crossed lovers. Great news: Jax (Charlie Hunnam) is coming home to Tara (Maggie Siff) with more than a shivving scar—he intends to make an honest woman out of his old lady, and he has the bling to prove it! Surely SAMCRO won't stand in the way of their happily ever after, right? Right?!
Chris in Schererville, Ind.: So sad The Closer is ending. Got any scoop to help with the pain of losing my favorite show?
Philip P. Keene, who plays Buzz Watson, gave us a bit of info that made us a bit uneasy. "We finished episode ten yesterday. Episode ten is a very hairy episode," he tells us. "Someone we all know and love is in grave danger and someone you're talking to right now pulls them out of it." Um, since we were talking to him at the time, it sounds like Buzz to the rescue! Can we make a "to infinity and beyond" joke here? No? Fine.
Rebbysmith: When are Fairly Legal and Covert Affairs back? Love USA Network shows!
USA just announced premiere dates for your favorite shows…except Fairly Legal. However, we have the premiere date for Burn Notice. Does that make up for it? Covert Affairs will premiere Nov. 1, and Burn Notice comes back that same week on Nov. 3. Season six of Psych finally returns to our TV lives on Oct. 12.
CnadianChuckFan: #Chuck scoop plz
Were you hoping for Chuck and Sarah (Yvonne Strahovski) to have a little spy-baby? Or maybe a
wedding commitment ceremony between Jeff (Scott Krinsky) and Lester (Vik Sahay)? Hate to burst your bubble, but according to Zachary Levi, even though Yvonne told us she wants a spy-bambino, there will no wedding bells or bouncing babies in the final season. "No more weddings this season with any of the other characters. And no more babies," he tells us. "This season will be like the others, with that same kind of tone and fun uniqueness that Chuck has always had. Plenty of comedy, drama, hijinx, all that jazz!" Good enough for us...and to celebrate with jazz hands.
The stunning and oh-so sweet Shanola Hampton told us to expect big changes on the new season of Shameless, "The energy will be different from what viewers saw last season." She says, "Mostly because we are in the summertime." We're not even sure how will we even recognize the show without a few feet of snow and heavy winter jackets but expect wading pools fans to keep cool because you know there is no way Fiona (Emmy Rossum) and the gang can afford air conditioning.
Timothy from Los Angeles, Calif.: Wilfred scoop please! Our personal favorite Wilfred episodes are the trippy ones. In fact, the weirder the better. Coming up is an episode so trippy it'll make Wilfred's rooftop God-complex from a few weeks ago look tame. Wilfred plays judge, jury and executioner and it's so hilarious we just want to watch on repeat.
Sara in Canton, Ohio: Loved your interviews with the Happy Endings cast! Can you reveal anything else about the season two premiere?
Ever seen someone pretty much explode from a seafood allergy? No? Happy Endings may just remedy that for you. And guess what? We'll be hitting the set later this week to see guest star Megan Mullally, so if you've got questions for the cast (including anything Parks and Rec related for M.M.), go forth and tweet me @kristindsantos.
—Additional reporting by Jenna Mullins, Drusilla Moorhouse, Christina Dowling and Tierney Bricker