I adore Happy Endings! Any scoop on its return? — Alice
If you read the Bullseye page in the last issue of EW, you’ll notice we gave a shout out to the first few minutes of Wednesday’s season premiere. And rightly so! In this scene (which might be my favorite cold open of the fall), there’s one major injury, someone has a brush with death, and someone’s huge lie is revealed. THIS is how you start a season! Elsewhere in the ep, you’ll be introduced to my new favorite dance move: the hula hoop.
Please, someone give me an explanation as to why Haddie’s hair and clothes are so awful this year. I keep waiting for someone to make a comment or a joke about it, but they never do! I can’t tell which kid is Max and which is Haddie this year-because they both look the same. Make it stop! — Amy from Lincoln, Neb.
Some things defy explanation, unfortunately. But let’s consider organizing an intervention.
I just finished watching CSI and loved Ted Danson’s character. When are we going to learn more about him? — A.J.
Well, I can tell you the second episode of this season is just as good as the first! And next week, we’ll get a chance to see more Russell’s unique form of crime solving comes in handy after a seemingly simply (and very grizzly) case takes an incredibly complicated turn. There’s also great interaction between Russell and Catherine, who is increasingly fraying at the edges, at the end that I think you’ll enjoy.
I really enjoyed the Secret Circle. More than I thought I would. Scoop? — Amy
Well, when EW caught up with Thomas Dekker recently, the actor revealed that his favorite episode so far has been the fourth one because “it’s when the show catapults into a much darker, more mature, aggressive tone, which is what I’m attracted to.” Also, “it gets gory,” he teased. If that’s not enough scoop for you, shoot me your questions for Dekker ASAP. I’m chatting with him later today: firstname.lastname@example.org
When will Hawaii Five-0 write a story to bring the biggest star of Hawaii back to the islands? Bring [Blue Bloods star] Tom Selleck back for a story! There’s tons of backstory to use, and they are even using many of the same backdrops [as Magnum P.I.]. — Michael
I think Commissioner Regan will be a little busy dealing with budget issues in New York to head to the islands, but you never know.
Any news on Desperate Housewives’ return this Sunday? — Ally
The dead body gets dealt with early on in the episode (in true Housewives, soapy fashion), but the guilt of the situation weighs heavily on a few. The rest of the ladies are just concerned with getting away with it (which isn’t easy when someone is dating a detective!) On the personal front, we will find Tom and Lynette pretending to be a happy couple for the sake of their children. (Of course, we know it won’t last since Tom is getting a girlfriend this season.) Got more questions about the ladies? Send them along. Episode 2 awaits my eyes as I type.
I loved Two Broke Girls. Does it look like they’ll be sticking around? — @taygabwil
Considering it sort of kicked ass in the ratings, I’d say it’s a safe bet for the time being. Random poll: What’s the one new show y’all really hope sticks around for another season? (This poll may or may not determine which new shows I start scooping for you.) Sound off in comments, via email, or on Twitter!
Thank you for the great Mikita scoop last week! Any word on Birkhoff? — Emilie
You’ve probably heard that our beloved computer geek is majorly manning it up this season. That’s enough to make me excited. But then Aaron Stanford painted the following visual for me, and I could barely contain my excitement: “There’s a scene where a massive Division hit-squad raids my brand new headquarters. Birkhoff, decked out in Kevlar, returns fire with a .44-caliber, Dirty Harry [hand] cannon. That’s going to be fun.” Hell yes, it is! (New season premiere’s tonight!)
The Good Wife! Please! — Liz
You’re in luck! This weekend during Emmy madness, a member of the EW Army caught up with Alan Cumming and got him to talk about what’s next for Eli. Bottom line: It’s going to be mad as cheese! “Now I work in the firm, so [Kalinda and Eli] have a lot of scenes together,” Cumming said. “In the first two seasons, I never did any scenes with Archie and I always wanted to. Now I do lots. We have a little frisson but so far it hasn’t come to anything. And Parker Posey is coming on as my ex-wife. It’s hilarious. Parker Posey is mad as cheese. I’ve done a few films with her. It’s a nice combo.”
Anything on Castle!? Particularly, can you guarantee me we’re done with that Josh business? — Val
We’re done. Like, done, done. Um, for now, says EP Andrew Marlowe. “Nobody is ever gone for good, but I have no immediate plans to bring him back into the storytelling. If I ever have the appetite, rest assured I’m going to do it in a surprising way — not in an annoying way.”
Next week’s episode will reveal why Nolan’s (Gabriel Mann) so eager to help Emily (Emily Van Camp) — and as you might have guessed, it has to do with her father. Elsewhere, it’s a tough episode for Declan (Connor Paolo) — and not just because he learns some shattering family news. He’s also ends up on the receiving end of a major ass-kicking.
Revenge. Now. I’m not above pandering. Do it. — @xxtriplestarxx
I know you mentioned last week that Justified isn’t quite back at work yet, but is there anything more you can tease? It’s my favorite show! — Brenda
You’re right: I don’t have much quite yet. But if what Joelle Carter had to say about the season proves true, I’m highly encouraged that it’s going to be fantastic: “I get to join Boyd in his shenanigans. And I think we get a little Bonnie and Clyde action. The fans seem to really like Ava with a shotgun.”
(Lynette Rice, Nicholas White, and Carrie Borzillo contributed to this column.)