Community scoop would Chang my life! — Elizabeth
Jeff is headed for an important change in his life as well, if I had to guess. Why? It has to do with a new neighbor… Bonus scoop: Troy and Britta are most definitely a thing when the show comes back on Feb. 7, but it’s not all sunshine and roses in the first episode back. Fountain fight, anyone?
When is Booth’s son Parker returning to Bones? I miss his adorable little face and the dad & son bonding!!! — Kay J
“We might see Parker,” reports executive producer Stephen Nathan. “Parker is back and forth between England and Washington, so we might see him one more time this season.”
Hi Sandra! Could you tell me something about the aftermath of NCIS’ double death? What are the long-term effects that they have on Ziva and Vance? — Jenny de Jong
Vance will continue to have a tough time as he struggles with grief, and as executive producer Gary Glasberg teases, it will make for quite a few heart-tugging moments. “There’s a tremendous amount for him to tackle and then come back to work,” says Glasberg. “We introduced the Deputy Director Craig character (Greg Germann), who will be around for a while and will come at things in a little bit of a quirkier way than Vance does and that will be present over the next few episodes. And there are definitely some very touching, heartfelt moments that are coming.” But the traumatic loss of Vance’s wife has given both the writers and actor Rocky Carroll just the dramatic meat they were hoping for, he adds. “When Rocky and I first spoke about this arc, the goal was to really open some doors for the Vance character and have him deal with some very personal matters for him as a father and a widower,” says Glasberg. “Vance has to continue raising his kids and going about his life and [we’ll explore] how that affects him at home and at work. It’s going to carry through well through the end of the season.”
Glee scoop, please! It’s been a looooonnnnnggg time since you’ve shown Gleeks some love. — Nikki
Please accept my forgiveness with this scoop: We’re going to the movies! An upcoming episode of Glee will feature movie song mash-ups as part of another boys vs. girls challenge. True story: I LOVE mash-ups.
Any Glee news on my favorite couple? — Tracey
You forgot a key part of that question, T: YOUR FAVORITE COUPLE! I do have some juicy couple scoop, however. The twist? I’m making this a mini-blind item. “I just found out a few days ago that [SPOILER] cheats on me,” a cast member told EW this weekend. “I did not expect that from that character. I would love it if [SPOILER] gets really mad about it and vindictive. I can play mean and vindictive.” Hit the comments with guesses, Gleeks. I apologize in advance for the turmoil.
Any scoop on Chicago Fire? I’m officially obsessed with Taylor Kinney — and Shay (Lauren German). I can have both, right? — Mandy
Greedy. But in all fairness, I can’t blame you. In this week’s fantastic episode “Warm and Dead,” look for some major shakeups as at least two people on the squad find themselves with new roommates. And another person contemplates moving to a new house — a new firehouse, that is.
I hope Necessary Roughness does a Manti episode. I think that’d be super interesting. Any idea what else they have planned for season 3? — Crystal
Season 3 is going to thrust Dani into what executive producer Liz Kruger calls “the Jerry Maguire world.” “We are going to bring in some new cast, we’re going to bring in a new character and a new world that Dani is going to enter that’s going to be fascinating,” she says. But what exactly leads to that crossroads? “Let me just say this,” says Kruger, “we leave off with some game-changing moments that will truly blow things up in season 3.”
Asking a question about Downton is so tricky because I’ve seen the entire season. (Thank you, Internet!) So can we assume everyone knows what’s going to happen in season 3 so I can ask for some season 4 scoop? — Maggie
Well, aren’t you cool — and totally illegal — Maggie? I won’t tell on you, though — as long as you promise not to tell anyone that we’re going to move forward on this column as if everyone has heard all the massive season 3 spoilers. Deal? Cool. So let’s assume we all know what goes down and proceed to this fun scoop from Michelle Dockery, who weighed in on Mary’s life in season 4: “I imagine Mary will not be able to move on very quickly,” she says of the death that rocked Downton. “It will be very difficult to replace the love of her life. The thing is that for the third [season] Mary was largely happy and content and they got the money to save Downton. I find myself smiling more often as the character and my guess is that I will not being that smile again for awhile. I’m sure she won’t come out of mourning too quickly.”
Any scoop on The Following? On a creepy factor of 1-10, it clocked in around a 11.5 last week, and I’m officially hooked! — Jess
Tonight’s episode will probably leave you with questions about a book. But don’t expect answers all that soon.
Sandra, this is my PLEA for a little love for The Middle, TV’s greatest comedy that could. — Jen
Cassidy and Axl are going strong by the time episode 18 rolls around, but warning: The show is currently casting the role of Cliff, Cassidy’s ex-boyfriend who crashes a meet-the-parents dinner!
Any news on Danny’s new partner on Blue Bloods? Thanks. – Geraint
No news to report. But look for him to work closely with Gormley on an upcoming case involving some Bonnie and Clyde-type bank robbers
Psych scoooooopppppp. PLEASE! — Cassandra
There are no flashforwards, no hedging and no tricks in the season opener. Henry is in real danger. And even if he’s ok — and that’s IF — I wouldn’t expect him to be running around and solving crimes right away.
(Carrie Bell contributed to this report.)