Ask Ausiello: Spoilers on 'Dexter,' House,' 'True Blood,' 'Glee,' 'Grey's,' and more!

ask-ausielloImage Credit: Peter Iovino/Showtime; Jim Fiscus/Showtime; Nigel Parry/Fox; John P. Johnson/HBOGot a scoop request? An anonymous tip you’re dying to share? Just want to say hi? You can send any/all of the above to ausielloscoop@ew.com

Question: I can’t go another week without getting some Dexter season 5 scoopage! —Maria
Ausiello:
Your timing is impeccable, Maria. As luck would have it, I can’t go another week without giving you some Dexter season 5 scoopage. You’re never going to believe who ends up caring for Dexter’s three motherless children. Go ahead, hazard a guess. Dex’s in-laws, you say? Wrong! It’s Deb! New showrunner Chip Johannessen tells me that in the wake of Rita’s brutal slaying, Dex turns to his sister (played by Michael C. Hall’s real-life bride, Jennifer Carpenter) to help care for the kids. And if that’s not problematic enough, all five of them will move into Dex’s old (and rather teensy) apartment! “It’s partially funny and partially not,” says Johannessen. “Deb is not exactly the most maternal person. Nobody quite knows what they’re doing, so there’s a certain kind of struggle to cope.” (For more scoop on Dexter‘s fifth season — bowing in September — pick up the new issue of Entertainment Weekly.)

Question: Give me some solid Dexter season 5 scoop, spoiler boy. —Scott
Ausiello:
You know that Trinity killed Rita. I know that Trinity killed Rita. And Dexter knows that Trinity killed Rita. The police and the FBI, however, don’t know that Trinity killed Rita. And who’s almost always ID’d as the prime suspect in a murder case? That’s right, the spouse. Long story short: Dexter’s nightmare has only just begun.

Question: Grey’s scoop? —Andy
Ausiello:
Look for Ben and Bailey to sneak in a little coitus before next week’s apocalyptic crisis. Speaking of which, DEFCON 1 spoiler alert: The top secret catastrophe at the center of next week’s Grey’s finale involves (drumroll, please) a crazed gunman on the loose in Seattle Grace! Yikes!

Question: Tell us more about the scene in the House finale you called “one of my favorite Huddy moments ever.” —Annie
Ausiello:
It’s dark. House and Cuddy are lying down. And there’s moaning.

Question: It’s not fair that you got to see the House finale before us. Not fair at all. The least you can do is slip us a scoop or a tease. —Julie
Ausiello:
The “unanswered question with one of our actors” that exec producer Katie Jacobs teased a few weeks back involves a major character leaving Princeton-Plainsboro.

Question: I just watched the promo for the season finale of Private Practice, and it looks like it will be Maya or the baby dying. —Sara
Ausiello:
There’s just one problem with that prediction: There’s no mention of the words “Maya” or “baby” on my list of casualty contenders.

Question: True Blood spoilers are starting to surface, but none about the couple I’m most interested in. Do you have any Eric and Sookie scoop? —Rose
Ausiello:
I don’t. Sorry. I may, however, have a scoop about Eric and the show’s new gay vamp, Talbot (Theo Alexander). Earlier this month, Alexander Skarsgård revealed to People.com that he recently shot a “very graphic [nude] scene with a man” on TB. Cut to a week later and TV Guide Magazine is reporting that one of the show’s hetero heartthrobs will hook up with Talbot this season. Are you thinking what I’m thinking? ‘Cause I’m thinking Eric and Talbot are going to be making some serious sexy time this season.

Question: Any good tidbits before the Smallville season 9 finale airs this Friday? —Joel
Ausiello:
Just one — and it’s a DEFCON 1 spoiler: The answer to this blind item is Smallville.

Question: Any update on whether Sam Carr (Cynthia Watros) will be sticking around House next season? —Nathan
Ausiello:
“She will be back next season,” confirms series creator David Shore. “But the extent of it has not been determined yet.”

Question: Since you’ve already seen the Gossip Girl finale, please tell me that Dan and Serena will stop pretending that they don’t have feelings for each other. —Damien
Ausiello:
I can confirm that by the end of the hour, one of them will stop pretending.

Question: Can you tell us anything more about the shooting that you mentioned in the season finale of Gossip Girl — like a clue as to who it is or when in the episode it happens? —Kim
Ausiello:
It happens at the end of the episode, and it’s one of the following three characters: Nate, Dan, or Chuck.

Question: Some Damon and Elena scoop, please? After last week’s episode of The Vampire Diaries, I am so on board with this couple. Stefan who? —Steph
Ausiello:
Exec producer Kevin Williamson coughed up the following tease about this Thursday’s season finale that may or may not pertain to Damon and Elena: “One vampire will be forced to reconcile his humanity when it becomes impossible to deny his feelings for one very human girl.” KW goes on to tease that “Founder’s Day will serve as the backdrop for the final showdown between the tomb vampires and the town council — placing all of our characters in deadly jeopardy.” In related news, I can confirm that two of the 18 confirmed fatality slots on my May Sweeps Scorecard are reserved for VD characters.

Question: Can you please tell me if the Walker family will find out what the mysterious land is all about in the season finale of Brothers & Sisters? —Dawn
Ausiello:
Yes, they will. And based on what I’m hearing, the twist will dovetail nicely with the upcoming one-year flash-forward.

Question: In last week’s Ask Ausiello, you bummed out the Wemma fans by saying there wouldn’t be a lot of Will and Emma in the remaining episodes of Glee. Now here’s the chance to make us smile — are there any Will/Emma developments on the horizon? —Amy
Ausiello:
Yes, there’s a pretty major development coming up. According to a Glee insider, Emma drops a bombshell on Will in the June 8 season finale: There’s a new guy in her life! To find out who, pick up the new issue of Entertainment Weekly, on sale now!

Question: Anything juicy regarding the upcoming season of White Collar? —Stephanie
Ausiello:
Alexandra Daddario’s returning as Neal’s presumed-dead ex, Kate! The catch? “We’re doing a flashback episode,” reveals EP Jeff Eastin. “We’ll see when Peter first catches Neal, and you’ll see Kate.”

Question: What’s the latest on Damages being picked up by DIRECTV? No news is good news, right? —Kyle
Ausiello:
Normally, yes. But in this instance, no news is really alarming, troublesome, and depressing news.

Question: I’m so excited for Burn Notice‘s fourth season. Do you have any spoilers? —Emily
Ausiello:
According to series creator Matt Nix, Michael and Fiona “start out pretty close together, but over the course of the season a whole new set of troubles crop up for them.” Click here to see what that trouble looks like.

Question: I made a contribution to help save the oil-covered baby birds. Now give SAVE OUR SEEKER another plug! —Sue B
Ausiello:
Done. Now give my feeble feathered friends some additional love in the form of $$$.

Question: I heard Brennan will be contemplating a career change in the Bones finale. Does this mean the Booth/Bones partnership is coming to an end? — Anna
Ausiello:
They’ll remain partners in crime solving, but series creator Hart Hanson isn’t ruling out the possibility of a location change. “We will not start season 6 without Booth and Brennan working together,” he says. “[But] I’m not willing to say they will be in D.C. I’m not willing to say that they won’t be [either].”

Question: Will Bones ever revisit Brennan’s desire to have a baby? —Megan
Ausiello:
Yes. But you’ll have to wait until season 6. Teases Hart Hanson: “I’ve always found it interesting that Brennan’s interest in a baby faded when the possibility of Booth being the father faded.”

Question: I need some 90210 scoop! —Bryan
Ausiello:
Two characters will [15th category down on my May Sweeps Scorecard] in the finale.

Question: How I Met Your Mother‘s season finale is next week. Got any awesome scoop on it? Will we be seeing Don next season? —Rebecca
Ausiello:
If I answer that, it’ll ruin one of the finale’s big twists. I can, however, safely tease that both Don and Robin will be confronted with potentially life-altering dilemmas by the end of the half hour. Elsewhere, Robin and Ted come thisclose to [spoiler], and the episode includes a two-month time jump.

Questions: Got any Sons of Anarchy scoop? —James
Ausiello:
Casting scoop! Acting vet James Cosom has booked a six-episode arc as Father Kellan Ashby, an Irish Catholic priest who takes a confession and is eventually forced to condone the ultimate punishment. The role was originally offered to ******y *alt*n, but for some unknown reason he passed.

Question: You are clever and considerate to keep us updated on the bubble shows with your handy scorecard. But can you give us the dates when the nets will be announcing renewals of existing shows? —Elizabeth
Ausiello:
Final decisions will be made next week when the networks unveil their fall schedules at their respective upfront presentations. The exact dates are as follows…

Monday, 5/17: NBC and Fox
Tuesday, 5/18: ABC
Wednesday, 5/19: CBS
Thursday, 5/20: The CW

My advice to you? Keep very close tabs on both my blog and Twitter feed for late-breaking scoop on pickups, cancellations, and other important stuff like Lauren Graham sightings.

That’s a wrap! Please send questions, comments, and anonymous tips to ausielloscoop@ew.com. Also, you can follow me on Twitter via @michaelausiello. Thanks for playing! (Additional reporting by Sandra Gonzalez)

Comments (227 total) Add your comment
Page: 1 2 3 9
  • GJ Frye

    Ah! Yes! I knew it was Smallville that would have the future look as soon as I saw the preview for the finale!

    • Brian

      That, and tptb had said Clark would be seeing his destiny before Ausiello posted his blind item. So I ask…how was that news?

      • K

        because if you read the blind item article, we’ll see not only Clark’s future but other characters futures as well..maybe. possibly. we’ll see lol

      • Brian

        I’m a more annoyed at it being made a blind item than Ausiello reporting it, given it had already been leaked in the official description or something.

    • Lauren

      Smallville has ALREADY shown most of Clark’s future in the past 2 seasons. Doomsday, Daily Planet, Zod, a rip of the 90′s L&C show with lame wacky hijinks & sex. More of that? No thanks.

  • GJ Frye

    Ah! Yes! I knew it was Smallville that would have the future look as soon as I saw the preview for the finale!

    • Brian

      That, and tptb had said Clark would be seeing his destiny before Ausiello posted his blind item. So I ask…how was that news?

      • K

        because if you read the blind item article, we’ll see not only Clark’s future but other characters futures as well..maybe. possibly. we’ll see lol

      • Brian

        I’m a more annoyed at it being made a blind item than Ausiello reporting it, given it had already been leaked in the official description or something.

      • Brian

        “I’m a little more…”

      • Ryan

        Well lets just hope that part of the future Clark sees is himself as Superman, costume and all and even flying for that matter. Then maybe in the present he will realize who he should be and next season will have Clark finally don the tights and start flying.

    • Olea

      Mikey, you made my day with the Smallville blind item revelation.

      • JaySin420

        Yea that’s the best spoiler I’ve seen all year.

        Flash-forward or not, we are finally going to see Clark as SUPERMAN!

  • huddy

    House

    Person leaving – Most likely 13 since she’s resigning

    Moaning – more like the patient that House will amputate her leg off

    • ann

      you are pessimistic, hopefully it’s the opposite on what your thinking and ausiello is telling the truth!

      13 leaving? doubt it since kj’s interview said that the mystery is nothing to do with 13 and taub, so it’s either foreman or chase. hopefully it’s not chase!

      • J. Norman

        Hopefully it will be Foreman. If they are worried about him being the only lead AA character, replace him with 5 other AA actors, but get rid of Foreman

    • Cheery

      Hopefully it’s 13 or Taub–that’ll make two down and one to go!

      • woop

        i think it’s taub.

      • TD Sims

        It’s gotta be Taub. There’s been way more Taub-centric eps this season than necessary for a continuing character. I love Taub, but enough about his marriage already! I’ll be glad to see him go.

      • SB

        I hope it’s Taub or Foreman. They are SO boring. At least Thirteen is kind of funny. Taub is the most annoying, unrealistic character ever and Foreman is about as interesting as watching plaster peel.

      • bandeti

        It’s House.

        No one said it’s permanent. House has a crisis and opts out but, of course, he’ll be back.

  • huddy

    House

    Person leaving – Most likely 13 since she’s resigning

    Moaning – more like the patient that House will amputate her leg off

  • Chelsea

    Anything on Glee’s Finn and Rachel? I love them!

    • Tahseen

      Mega Buzz: A Criminal Exit, the House Romance and Jane’s Mentalist Breakdown Ask Ausiello: Spoilers on ‘Glee,’ ‘Grey’s,’ ‘NCIS,’ ‘Smallville,’ ‘House,’ and more! Fringe’s Third Season Has Double Vision Bones,’ Grey’s Anatomy,’ The Big Bang Theory’: Thursday night ratings fight Fringe’: Joshua Jackson talks Olivia, Peter, and daddy sesuis, plus indulges our inner Dawson’s Creek’ geekSuch good news about Fringe: The New Thursday in Review: Stick with the Old

  • Chelsea

    Anything on Glee’s Finn and Rachel? I love them!

    • MD

      Ugh, I hope not! Jesse has more charisma in his little pinky than Finn has in his entire body! Jesse all the way…

  • Ana

    Gunman in SGH? My guess is the grieving husband on last week’s episode. Derek must hide.

    • O’Malley

      I was thinking that he was going to come after Derek to even the score.

    • Jamie

      I agree that Maryann’s end was weird and felt unplanned. I tohught i twas awesome that they set us up for the next season but hate the long wait for the next episode. I really hope they decide to speed things up to where we’d possibly get some episodes in January instead of June.

  • Ana

    Gunman in SGH? My guess is the grieving husband on last week’s episode. Derek must hide.

    • O’Malley

      I was thinking that he was going to come after Derek to even the score.

      • JLI

        or maybe Derek’s wife!

    • J

      completely agree!

  • K

    SO Clark sees his future, huh? Nice! :)

  • K

    SO Clark sees his future, huh? Nice! :)

  • Vanessa

    I was hoping for some HIMYM scoop. But I swear if they bring Ted and Robin again, they’re gonna lose me. Why waste time on this when it’s not gonna last. And the fact that they screwed the one couple that had a chance of making it work. I’m almost done with this show. Ted/Robin would be the nail in the coffin

    • Mary

      Agree. Just bring the mother in already! The show really doesn’t have to end from there. It would be cool to see how she interacts with the group and how she and Ted end up getting married!

      • cara

        Agreed! This season has not thrilled me. I was annoyed that they had Barney pine after Robin for so long, building it up from season one, to break them up in 15 minutes basically. It’s time to get all Lost-like on HIMYM and plan out when it will end, when the mother will come in, how to tie it up and when, etc. I love the show, but I don’t want to see it flame out!!

      • Yve

        They can bring the mother in and then show old Ted and kids: “And now I will tell you how I dated your mother” or “How I proposed to your mother” or “How I ……” LOL

    • brittany

      agreed! with all of you! they need to get the title of the show working & moving.

    • redreh

      SER.IOUS.LY.
      And that word needed to be broken up.
      “Robin and Ted come thisclose to [spoiler]”
      Are you kidding? Look, I LOVED Ted and Robin when they happened because it was this bittersweet thing. You knew, right from the get-go, that they did not work out. But they were each-others unanswered question.
      Well guess what. The question got answered. And you got in return an even BIGGER payoff, which was the Barney and Robin dynamic.
      Well they jumped the shark on BRo, and they can’t seem to let go of Ted and Robin, and it makes no sense. Like, seriously, I know exes will always be a part of your life, but come on. They’re done. Let them be done!
      Honestly, I’m ok with waiting awhile for the mother as long as they lay some pieces of Ted’s story to rest, namely Aunt Robin.
      That’s right. AUNT. Robin. As in, not the mother. As in, not Ted’s true love.

  • Vanessa

    I was hoping for some HIMYM scoop. But I swear if they bring Ted and Robin again, they’re gonna lose me. Why waste time on this when it’s not gonna last. And the fact that they screwed the one couple that had a chance of making it work. I’m almost done with this show. Ted/Robin would be the nail in the coffin

    • Mary

      Agree. Just bring the mother in already! The show really doesn’t have to end from there. It would be cool to see how she interacts with the group and how she and Ted end up getting married!

      • cara

        Agreed! This season has not thrilled me. I was annoyed that they had Barney pine after Robin for so long, building it up from season one, to break them up in 15 minutes basically. It’s time to get all Lost-like on HIMYM and plan out when it will end, when the mother will come in, how to tie it up and when, etc. I love the show, but I don’t want to see it flame out!!

  • Al

    You make the House finale sound so sexy. :/ obviously someone’s going to be dying, there’ll be blood, and lots of angst. because you can’t have a finale without angst, dammit!

    • Cheery

      I know right; as if any sexy time would be taking place under a collapsed crane. Like an earlier poster said, the moaning probably belongs the trapped woman getting crushed to death.

  • Al

    You make the House finale sound so sexy. :/ obviously someone’s going to be dying, there’ll be blood, and lots of angst. because you can’t have a finale without angst, dammit!

  • FH14

    The date for NBC’s upfront was bumped up to Sunday. Keep up Ausiello. ;)

Page: 1 2 3 9
Add your comment
The rules: Keep it clean, and stay on the subject - or we may delete your comment. If you see inappropriate language, e-mail us. An asterisk (*) indicates a required field.

When you click on the "Post Comment" button above to submit your comments, you are indicating your acceptance of and are agreeing to the Terms of Service. You can also read our Privacy Policy.

Latest Videos in TV

Advertisement

TV Recaps

Powered by WordPress.com VIP