Ask Ausiello: Spoilers on 'Glee,' 'Grey's,' 'Weeds,' '30 Rock,' 'Bones,' 'Smallville,' and more!

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Question: Let’s assume Chord Overstreet’s Sam is not a love interest for Glee’s Kurt, and Darren Criss is. Well, who will Sam be paired with? —Jeff
Ausiello:
I’m hearing single mom Quinn. But if you’ve got a better idea, the comments section below has your name written all over it, Jeff.

Question: Is Mike Chang going to get a solo on Glee? I’m swooning over his dancing (and now his abs!), but a solo would just be the icing on the cake. —Kraig
Ausiello:
He’ll get the next best thing to a solo in episode 4: a duet with Tina!

Question: With the Britney tribute episode and talk of possible Michael Jackson or Bruce Springsteen episodes, when the hell are the folks at Glee going to do a second Madonna episode? I want my Madge! —Dan
Ausiello:
Not this season, apparently. Word on the street is that the Super Bowl episode will be the last tribute we’ll see this season. Of course, given the record ratings the show got with last night’s Britneypalooza, the word on the street could change, and fast.

Question: Any truth to the rumor that Glee‘s post-Super Bowl tribute episode will be a sequel to Britney/Brittany? —Taylor
Ausiello:
If by “any truth” you mean “no truth whatsoever,” yes. Otherwise, not so much. BREAKING GLEE NEWS: Sources confirm to me exclusively that Charice will reappear in episode 7!

Question: Weeds scoop? Pretty please? —Laura Mae
Ausiello:
Okay, but it’s kinda gross. In episode 7 (airing Oct. 4), as Nancy’s worries about Andy grow, she takes the family to a carnival to spend a little QT. Instead, he and Silas enter—I kid you not—a butter-eating competition.

Question: Weeds scoop. Now. —Susan
Ausiello:
Okay, but it’s a little racy. In episode 8 (airing Oct. 11), Nancy knocks boots with guest hottie Mark-Paul Gosselaar. From what I hear, it’s the kind of scene that DVR rewind buttons were invented for. Meanwhile, in episode 9 (airing Oct. 18), Nancy’s second thoughts about her family’s life on the lam lead her to make what could be a horrible mistake.

Question: Any scoop on who Eliza Dushku is playing on The Big Bang Theory? —Jordan
Ausiello:
Dushku will play an FBI agent named Angela tasked with giving Wolowitz a top secret security clearance. In related news, that sentence makes me happy on so many levels.

Question: Since it’s my B’Day today, I was hoping that you can give me some Bones scoop. —Ina B
Ausiello:
An upcoming episode will be told entirely from Brennan’s point of view. “It’s a very stylized episode where Brennan is investigating a murder of someone who appears to be her,” explains exec producer Stephen Nathan. “It’s sort of Brennan examining her own life while examining the victim. We’ve never done anything this internal. It’s probably the most psychologically oriented episode we’ve ever done.”

Question: Which episode of Bones is Emily Deschanel directing this season? —Frankie
Ausiello:
Episode No. 14. And so far, that’s all I know.

Question: Hawaii Five-O scoop? —Johanna
Ausiello:
Newly unemployed Lone Star star James Wolk should call his agent, because the CBS reboot is casting the perfect part for him: a possibly two-faced old buddy of McGarrett’s who’s visiting the islands as a bodyguard for a controversial Third World leader.

Question: Gossip Girl has been amazing this season! It feels like the show has hit its stride! What’s coming up for these amazing Upper East Siders? —lec
Ausiello:
Something wicked their way comes, I’m afraid. Juliet’s butting in is going to lead to a major couple breaking up. Guesses below…

Question: I’m intrigued about Community‘s Mean Girls homage with Hilary Duff. Tell me more. — Connie
Ausiello:
Try this — an actual exchange from the show:

Hilary: You’re dead.
Abed: You’re bowlegged.

But wait, there’s more. When Britta and her fellow female coeds become the new Mean Girls, they take advantage of Abed’s ability to zero in on a person’s weakness for their own nefarious purposes. Oh, and two words: illegal trampoline.

Question: Olivia Munn was awesome on Chuck last week. Any chance she’s going to be a series regular? —Jeni
Ausiello:
I hear they wanted her to stick around, but she has a full plate, what with The Daily Show and NBC’s Perfect Couples. But maybe this will cheer you up: An upcoming Chuck—or an upChuck, if you will—will be set in Thailand. Not the REAL Thailand, though. A sliver of the Warner Bros. backlot made to look like Thailand.

Question: What more can you tell us about the looming Private Practice tragedy? —Cline
Ausiello:
It involves a major female character. Don’t give me that look, Cline. You asked what I could tell you, not what I knew.

Question: Not one image or spoilery tidbit has been released regarding Julia Stiles’ “emotionally battered” character on Dexter. Can you please give me something?! —Dana
Ausiello:
We’ll finally meet her in episode 3, and if her story is going where I think it’s going, I’m going to be very intrigued. So intrigued, in fact, that it’ll more than make up for the uninspiring first two episodes.

Question: Loving Grey’s at the moment. Would love a bit of Teddy goss. — Sophie
Ausiello:
You got it: When Jackson tries to flirt his way up the food chain at Seattle Grace, Teddy will have none of it. And I mean NONE. Speaking of which, pick up this week’s EW, head home, draw a warm bath, light some candles, climb into the tub, and turn to page 29. You’ll be glad you did.

Question: Any word on who Grey’s is going to pair Jackson with? —Meg
Ausiello:
No official word, but there are rumblings it’s this person.

Question: In a recent interview, Ellen Pompeo mentioned that fans will be treated to some overdue sister scenes on Grey’s Anatomy between Meredith and Lexie. Any news on the nature of this potential sisterly bonding? —Dana
Ausiello:
Okay, Dana, since it’s two-for-one question day, I’ll tell you that the nature of the scenes isn’t bonding per se. Rather, when Mer starts forming a sibling-ish kinship with former nemesis Sarah Drew, it brings out the green-eyed monster in Lexie.

Question: James Tupper as Dr. Chris Sands was fabulous on Mercy. I am so thrilled to see him on Grey’s Anatomy, but I’m disappointed that he is only on two episodes. Anyway, can we get him on for more episodes later in the season? —Jeannie
Ausiello:
Grey’s boss Shonda Rhimes wants that to happen too. “We’d love to have him back,” she tells me. So what’s the problem? “He’s playing a trauma counselor. There’s not a lot of room for a trauma counselor on a show about surgeons on a weekly basis.” Poop.

Question: Olivia’s been brainwashed. Peter’s canoodling with Fauxlivia. Yes, Fringe is awesome this season, but it’s also pretty depressing. Got any scoop that will cheer me up? —Emily
Ausiello:
Walter breaks wind this week in his lab in front of Peter and Astrid. That help?

Question: I need a Fringe scoop like a cocaine test monkey needs its next hit. When will Olivia get back where she belongs? —Tommy
Ausiello:
Exec producer Jeff Pinkner would say only that “Olivia’s journey will not be an easy one, and it will require help from unexpected sources.”

Question: 30 Rock live episode. Go. — Marc
Ausiello:
Sounds meta. It’ll revolve around a TGS live show, be skit-driven (with some BTS elements), and it’s being shot at the SNL studios.

Question: Can’t wait for Candice Bergen on House. What is her first encounter with House like? —Joel
Ausiello:
He doesn’t know she’s Cuddy’s mom when they first meet, so I’m guessing it’s going to get awkward quick. BTW, two other notes about Candice: She arrives for Cuddy’s birthday, and her two episodes will be nonconsecutive.

Question: Should we read anything into Chase’s sexual overture to Thirteen on House last week? Was he really interested in her, or is it just a case of a horny single doctor? —Elizabeth
Ausiello:
Let’s ask exec producer David Shore, shall we? David, should we read anything into Chase’s sexual overture to Thirteen on House last week? Was he really interested in her, or is it just a case of a horny single doctor? “If there is something more going on there, you won’t see it for a while,” he says, “because of Olivia [Wilde]‘s movie schedule [taking her off the canvas].”

Question: Got any NCIS: LA scoop? — Justin
Ausiello:
The show is on the lookout for a sixtysomething with a slight German accent to play the recurring role of a retiree who, though blind, still sees the fun in manipulating people. And since the character is named Burgess, I’m thinking the show is a fan of the Penguin.

Question: Any idea when Lily and Marshall will see a positive pregnancy test on HIMYM? —Claire
Ausiello:
No clue. What I do know is that in episode 7 the wannabe dad dreams of his little girl growing up to be a high school student and a stripper.

Question: Mindy Kaling tweeted that last week’s opening musical number on The Office was done in one take. I find that a little hard to believe. I mean, they’re talented and all, but one take? —Brett
Ausiello:
She later clarified: It was one long uninterrupted shot, but they did it a total of three times. Still, it was quite an impressive feat, no? “We were a well-oiled machine, as much as a group of nondancing comedy actors can be,” she tells me with a laugh. It took “three hours to learn the choreography from Mary Ann Kellogg, who incidentally did Ed [Helms] and my amazing Cafe Disco dance-off a few years back. I had a bit of trouble staying perched on the slippery counter and had to hold myself up. I had to take my shoes off. BJ [Novak] stepped on my foot
once accidentally — it was painful. This cannot be interesting to you.” Actually, she’s right. Let’s move on…

Question: Ausiello! Any idea if there’ll be an Ugly Betty movie?! — Abida
Ausiello:
Abida! Let it go! Not happening.

Question: On a scale from 1 to 10, how crazy will the final scene in Smallville‘s 200th episode drive Clois fans? Any chance you can give us a little more on it? — Geff C.
Ausiello:
Nine. Can’t say more except that it’ll take your breath away.

Question: Do you have any updates on the possibility of Michael Rosenbaum returning to Smallville? — Denny
Ausiello
: I hear episode 10 may be titled “Luthor,” so draw your own conclusions. Actually, let me help you: I’m guessing that ties in with his pa Lionel’s return. But I could be wrong!

Question: Do you have any scoop on why/how Robert Wagner is coming back to NCIS? —Lyss
Ausiello:
Tony Sr. gets caught up in a case that requires him to go on a date with (wait for it) Ziva!

Question: Is Stana Katic pregnant? Don’t get me wrong, she is as stunning as ever; her wardrobe choices on Castle, on the other hand, are suspicious. — Peter
Ausiello:
She is not pregnant. In related news, the puffy blouse Katic was wearing in Monday’s episode released the following statement exclusively to Ask Ausiello: “My bad.”

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 Andy Patrick and Sandra Gonzalez)

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  • Robin

    The Good Wife is so great! Please give us some scoop. Thank you! Thank you.

    • Ashton

      agreed! Please!

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    • Billiam

      He doesn’t answer questions posted in the comments. Also, I’ve complained about this too much, but I don’t really understand why he requires someone to say “I want Good Wife scoop!” for him to give some Good Wife scoop (often not even in the form of a question). I wish he would just tell the most interesting things he knows.

    • liz

      This scoop is lame. Both Weeds “scoops” have already been general knowledge for a long time! Boo Aus! BOO

  • Dryden

    In before “You never talk about [ ].” I love you Ausiello!

    • Keir

      Haha *almost*!

    • sandy

      Where is the Vampire Diaries Scoop???? :P

  • Megan

    I just went to Paramount and saw the glee cast. Matthew Morrison rides a pink bicycle. I just thought you would like some inside info yourself…

  • Corrie

    I need Parenthood scoop. The show is amazing, and I think it’s ridiculous more people aren’t watching. Any support you can give would be wonderful. Please work on that – the Bravermans need to be around for a long time.

    • lyn

      love parenthood as well!

  • Carol

    why do people keep talking about Stana’s clothes? there’s nothing wrong with them. oh, and more Castle, please :)

    • george

      it’s not the clothes themselves. For the 2 episodes this season she has worn baggie clothes, making people think she is pregnant

      • teacher

        I think her clothes are baggy because she lost weight. She looks really skinny to both my husband and me.

      • LaurieHaz

        In addition to the baggy clothes, in several scenes in which there’s a full shot of her body, she’s been carrying a coat or binder in front of her stomach. I would have bet money that she was pregnant.

      • Lisa London

        I had the exact same thought. Many shots were similar to well-known TV tactics to mask a actress’ pregnancy (e.g. loose blouse, holding a folded coat, mid-section hiding behind a piece of furniture…) – see Monica in Friends.

    • a.

      there’s nothing WRONG with them, it just seemed to me (and apparently a few others) like they were deliberately baggy to hide a baby bump..

    • clothes

      She certainly doesn’t look fat, but the empire waisted, draped look to the blouse in the season premiere combined with holding a folder in front of her stomach in a few scenes, certainly had me wondering if she was pregnant.
      Fair question!

    • Tori

      I thought she was pregnant myself. In las season she would wear more body hugging shirts, so far this season her shirts have been baggy and she even seemed to be resting her hand on her stomach alot. I would unconciously do that myself when I was pregnant even before I started really showing.

  • Vivian

    You know what’d be cool? If BARNEY had an intimate relationship with some chick.

    • A.J.

      I’m pretty sure Barney is the one getting married at the wedding from the first episode.

      • V^2

        DuDe! Barney and Robin would be amazing!

      • liz

        I’m hoping for the same (Barney and Robin sitting in a tree) I would be so freakin stoked!

      • george

        Didn’t that actually say on the show that it was Rachel Bilson’s character that was getting married?

  • Rory

    Get us some good Finn and Rachel scoop for Glee next time, please! I love them!

    • Mary

      What more do you want? They’re a couple now! I’m moving on to the Tina/Mike/Artie love triangle!!!

    • santana

      He’s already said that they won’t be breaking up for the whole season (as far as he knows). Anyway I’m glad Quinn is going to get some screen time even if I don’t like Sam much yet.

  • ch701

    No Finn/Rachel scoop? :(

    • Nan

      *heavy sobs* I fear they are headed for a massive blowout ya’ll. Once Rachel finds out Finn gave his V-card to Santana she is gonna FREAK!

      • Get It Right

        It’s spelled y’all, not ya’ll. Thanks.

      • Jenn

        I’m always amused when people don’t realize that it’s actually a contraction for “you all”. What in the world would contract to make “ya’ll”?

      • Jane

        Why would she freak? She was with Jesse at the time.

      • Nerdista

        I don’t think they did have sex…he backed out at the last minute right?

      • Shannon

        Rachel backed out, Finn went through with it. After they were done, Santana asked how he felt and he said, “I don’t feel anything,” or something like that. Then she said he had to buy her a cheeseburger.

  • Susan

    Woo-Hoo! Thanks for the NCIS scoop!

    • Jenn

      Too bad it sounds awful and contrived. I bet that Tony’s going to be all irritated and jealous that his dad’s on a “date” with Ziva. I’ll remain somewhat optimistic, because the last one with Robert Wagner was awesome, but I’m not going to keep my hopes up too much.

      • Billie

        I’m holding onto hope that this could be really funny! And possibly lead to a sincere Tiva moment that lasts longer than 4 seconds. I’m not talking anything crazy, just like… 15 seconds? That would be nice.

      • redreh

        @Billie Right there with you! Genuine moment, come my way!

      • JustJeanette

        Again why should there be a TIVA golden moment?

        Why are you entitled to you SUBTEXT ship being fullfilled bit I’m not?

  • Jen

    I was hoping to come here and read that JJ’s exit on Criminal Minds is just temporary. Alas, no Criminal Minds scoop at all.:( I’m really disappointed they let her go.

    • joe

      where have you been??? They said over the summer the are booting AJ Cook and are reducing the time for Paget this season. There is nothing to scoop, it’s known.

      • Jen

        Ya, I’m aware of that. I was just hoping that after the episode aired there would be breaking news reporting A.J would be back this season. Wishful thinking I guess..

  • Jim

    Hey Michael Rosenbaum. COME BACK TO SMALLVILLE!

  • Keir

    I think Julia Stiles’s character on Dexter might be the child of a serial killer.

    • Zakry

      I just can’t get over how Ausiello said the first ep of Dexter this season was “uninspiring!” All that snapple has pickled his mind!

  • Jill

    I thought we were going to find out why Nate is no longer on NCIS LA?

  • OMG

    Ziva on a date but Tony Sr. can’t wait ;) thanks too for the Smallville spoiler it has to be Pa Luthor.

  • Amanda

    I love you for the Castle scoop. Now maybe people will stop talking about it!

    Maybe some more scoop? Like, how long will Alexis’ new boyfriend hang around and put up with Rick? :) Thanks Ausiello! :)

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