Now is the time that our favorite shows are planning, writing, and/or casting their last couple episodes of the season. That means the scoop gets a bit juicier for you guys!
There's a new character coming to Glee that'll either stir up trouble, or just stir up the hotness factor. Plus, good news for Fringe's Peter and Olivia and a How I Met Your Mother baby update! All that and more in today's Spoiler Chat…
Theresa: Please tell me Nathan is not dying on the next episode of One Tree Hill! I don't think I can take it.
He's not! Nathan is not dying. Not in the next episode. Can we all breathe again now? Or are you freaking out that I'm specifically pointing out the timing of it? Mwah-ha-ha-ha.
Richie: Glee scoop on Klaine!
You know how we were never really worried about Sebastian (Grant Gustin) stealing Blaine (Darren Criss) away from Kurt (Chris Colfer) because he was a giant tool? Well, Klaine fans might not want to relax just yet because Glee is looking for a new gay male character to come on the show who will be the opposite of Sebastian: sweet, funny, handsome and optimistic. Sound like a good match for anyone you know?
Karen: Just saw that Max Adler got cast in a new show? No more Karofsky?! I love the bear cub!
Pump your brakes, and throw it in reverse, girl. Yes, Adler was cast in the ABC drama pilot Last Resort but he's only appearing as a guest star. So he still has lots of opportunities to come back on Glee as a Karofsky, and Adler is more than willing to return to the role. " I would love it," he told us. "To have experienced that life and to have this role has just been incredible and I think it's really important for people to see it." Of course if Last Resort gets picked up and he's bumped up to a series regular on the show…then a contract battle may ensue. But sources tell us the Glee honchos adore Adler and believe his performance in the last episode was second to none.
OliviaBishop: I'm still devastated by Peter's goodbye to Olivia on Friday's show. Please tell me there's hope for Fringe's OTP!
J.H. Wyman himself, who directed Fringe's March 23 return episode, offered this shimmer (get it?) of hope for Peter-Olivia shippers: "It has a great terrifying element to it which is very Fringe-y [plus] an incredible love story aspect and things that people are going to be really, really excited for, we believe, as far as the relationships in the show." Unless he's referring to Lincoln and Olivia, this sounds like good news, no?
Jackee: I need Castle spoilers and I need them now!
Hold up there, mate! No need to get your knickers in a twist. Why are we speaking in really bad British slang that we're so not hip enough to pull it off? Because the gang on Castle will be dealing with lots of Brits quite soon. But there's a twist involved, and definitely enough accents to make Beckett (Stana Katic) swoon. Look out, Rick!
Bethanny in Boulder, Co.: Thanks for The River scoop! Got anything on the season finale?
Leslie Hope did reveal a couple tidbits about the season one finale, and it sounds like if it's a series finale, it'll leave audiences with some unanswered questions. "It appears that a lot of the issues are resolved at the end of the eight [episodes]," she tells us. "I hope that we should be so lucky if we go back for a season two, but I would said that just as you think thing are all figured out, it opens up again into a whole other world of mystery and again, nothing is ever as it appears to be." Note to ABC: don't leave us hanging with The River!
Lauren: Smash was so good this week! What's coming up?
Only the highly anticipated "Let's Be Bad" number. Want a sneak peek? Check back at 10 a.m. PT today and we just might have an exclusive look at next week's episode.
Zoe: I saw that you listed Community as "safe" in your TV Deathwatch post. Are you positive they're getting a season four?!
Well nothing is ever a sure thing in the TV business, but we're confident NBC will at least give them a fourth season so the gang can graduate. And hello?! One of their very own is now a freakin' Academy Award winner! "I guess I should take this into their offices, and see what we can do," Jim Rash said about his Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay. "Maybe this can help with season four." Or he can just pitch a new series based on Angelina Jolie's leg. We'd watch that for sure.
Ellen in Grand Rapids, Mich.: Will How I Met Your Mother end the season with the birth of Lily and Marshall's baby?
From what we're hearing, the episode before the season finale is very birth-centric. But the Erikson baby being welcomed into the world could spill over into the finale, too. Hopefully the whole season-ender is all about how Robin (Cobie Smulders) and Barney (Neil Patrick Harris) are getting married and loving each other forever, right?
The Spoiler Chat is now happening on a daily basis, people. Get excited! Send your questions via email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or via Twitter to @kristindsantos.
—Additional reporting by Jenna Mullins, Tierney Bricker & Drusilla Moorhouse