Neil Patrick Harris, How I Met Your Mother, Megan Hilty, Smash, David Boreanaz, Bones

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Is there any better drama than Broadway drama? Karen (Katharine McPhee) and Ivy (Megan Hilty) may be at each other's throats now, but if anything can bring them together on Smash, it's a common enemy.  

Plus, a How I Met Your Mother mystery is about to pop back in, and Jiminy Cricket is coming back to Once Upon a Time in a big way. All that, and scoop on Bones, Modern Family, American Horror Story and more in today's Spoiler Chat…

Kenny in Greenfield, N.C.: I need to know if Ivy and Karen could ever be friends on Smash
Not anytime soon. But wait it out, because something is coming up on Smash that'll unite both Ivy (Megan Hilty) and Karen (Katharine McPhee), and that could possibly lead to a tentative friendship. It's definitely enough for them to have a number together, but that performance has to do with the Marilyn musical, so it won't exactly be them holding hands singing "We Are Family."

j5fanl: When will we finally see Ted in the green dress from season six's "The Mermaid Theory" on HIMYM?
There are many HIMYM storylines that are still up in the air: pineapples, slaps, oh, and of course the small matter of the mother, but co-creator Craig Thomas revealed details to us about that exact vignette you're referring to. "The weirdest one is that last year Ted (Josh Radnor) was in a dress and it was a flash-forward. He stumbles in and he seems OK with it, weirdly, but he says: 'Now we're even!' to Barney (Neil Patrick Harris)." Now that we've refreshed your memory, here is the top-secret plan: "There's obviously some sort of weird bet by which Ted had to put on a dress, and we have to answer that one. I'll confess that that one is a little bit of a mystery to us."

jacobsjj: anything on Jiminy Cricket on OUAT? feels like he hasn't been on in a few episodes.
Don't worry, he's coming back with a bang! In Storybrooke, Dr. Hooper (Raphael Sbarge) will have a few new clients sitting on his couch: James (Josh Dallas) and Mr. Gold (Robert Carlyle)! In the fairy-tale world, Jiminy will be leading an intervention for [spoiler]!

BONES, Emily Deschanel,David Boreanaz

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leriam10: please something to help get over this Bones dry spell.
Someone from Booth's (David Boreanaz) past will be resurfacing! Don't panic, Booth and Bones (Emily Deschanel) lovers, this someone will not be looking to wreck any homes: It's a man Booth became friends with after serving in Afghanistan after 9/11 together.

Carrie in Denver: The dual realities in Awake rock my world. Tell me more!
So glad so many of you liked it. We can tell you that the true reality won't be revealed this season, but the dream world will definitely continue to help Detective Michael Britten solve his cases. Jason Isaacs plays coy when talking about it: "If something happens in one world that leads him to something in the other world, it's because he might have noticed that thing in his first world without realizing it. And sometimes we do something even more controversial that hopefully will make people wonder if there is magic going on."

Joseph in Costa Mesa, Calif: Any Grimm scoop? It's my new obsession!
is taking a page out of Once Upon a Time's fairy-tale book! Yes, we'll soon be meeting NBC's version of Prince Charming. The biggest difference? His significant other, who may or may not be a supernatural creature.

Dylan McDermott, American Horror Story

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Marcie: Is there a chance at all any of the Harmons will come back on American Horror Story? I loved them so much!
Hey, we love that ghost family as much as the next guy, but according to Ryan Murphy, the Harmons' story is done and done. However, he did say at Paley that anyone could pop up at any time. And Dylan McDermott also told us that he has a hard time saying "no" to Murphy when we asked if he'd come back to AHS as someone else.

Melissa: Long shot but…got anything on Covert Affairs?
Ask and you shall receive. Covert Affairs is on the hunt for a new series regular who will act as Annie's (Piper Perabo) mentor and confidant. Of course we'll find out over the course of the season that there is more to her than meets the eye. Fingers crossed she's a transformer of some kind, because that would be awesome.

Trisha in Appleton, Wisc: Anything Modern Family please!
We're loving Modern Family so much this season it hurts when we laugh, but our hearts still long for the reappearance of Haley's on-and-off-again rocker beau Dylan (Reid Ewing). Don't try and deny that "Under the Moonlight (Do Me)" is one of the greatest singles of 2009! With that being said, we're hoping that our void for a quirky male teen will soon be filled in the season finale with this character: Peter, 17, is intelligent, cute and no stranger to Coco Chanel's rule regarding accessories. We'll let your mind ponder how his metrosexual ways will fit into the family...

The Spoiler Chat is now happening every single day!  Send your questions via email to, or via Twitter to @kristindsantos.

—Additional reporting by Jenna Mullins, Tierney Bricker, Leanne Aguilera and Rachel Brethauer

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