Any plans for Abby to get a new love interest or for her to have a large storyline this season on NCIS? — Laura
“I’m certainly open to it,” says exec producer Gary Glasberg. “I can’t say that we’ve been talking about it right now, but I’m not going to say no. Pauley Perrette is fantastic and can handle anything that’s thrown at her and if the time is right and the opportunity is right and the character is right then we’ll consider it, sure!”
Can you give me any scoop on Palmer’s baby adoption on NCIS? He seemed to be having a hard time in the last episode. Is it going to fall apart? — Gracie
That’s an arc that will continue to play out throughout the season, says Glasberg. “We’ll step away from it from time to time and it’ll resurface, but people should be prepared for a bit of an emotional roller coaster when it comes to that,” he says.
When is Tahmoh Penikett back on Supernatural? Loved him in 9.01 — @Missa110
You weren’t the only one! He was totally great. Sadly, when I spoke with EP Jeremy Carver, he wasn’t quite forthcoming about when (or IF) we’ll see Penikett again. “We’re living in a world where [Zeke] is inside Sam right now, so it’s hard to really address anything beyond that, but I will say that as an actor and as a character he was fantastic,” he said. Personally, I’d count on seeing him again.
Any Parks and Rec scoop? Pretty please with anything but salad on top! — Marie
I like how you bribe, Marie. Here’s what I have, we all know that Leslie is in the middle of some personal (ANN!!) and professional turmoil. And it looks like Ben could fall upon some troubles of his own. ”Leslie’s going through this crisis — this recall crisis — and I think in extension, Ben may have some sort of…there may be some sort of career crisis on the horizon for him as well,” teases Adam Scott. What, exactly? He wouldn’t say, but I’d love to hear your guesses.
Can I get some Hawaii 5-0 scoop? — Tonya
“There’s an episode that’s coming up in the future that delves into the origins of Chin Ho’s career with the police and I’m excited for that episode,” dishes Daniel Dae Kim. “It not only illuminates Chin Ho’s relationship with McGarrett’s father but also we learn a little bit more about Chin Ho’s family life when he was younger and the decisions he had to make to become a cop to begin with.”
Is Quinn going to get a love interest this season on Scandal? She deserves something good. Also, might stop her from going all crazy. — Jillian
I agree on the crazy front. But Katie Lowes seems unconvinced that there’s romance in Quinn’s future. “Quinn’s had really bad luck with her lovers — between Jesse Tyler being blown up at Cytron and ripping the scissors out of Gideon’s neck and him dying in her arms. She’s not had the best of luck. She’s kind of like a black widow spider at this point,” she says. “I don’t know whether it’s dangerous for her to be involved with someone or dangerously sexy.”
Once Upon a Time scoopage, please! — Carrie
Speaking of romance…sorry if I’m being a big tease (that’s kinda the point, right?) but Captain Swan fans should pick up the issue of EW on stands Friday. There’s a photo in there that you’ll want to see. That’s all I’m allowed to say for now.
I will take ANYTHING on PLL. — Steph
Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: Answers are coming. I know, I know, but I really believe it this time. Why? Because when I spoke with creator Marlene King, she had just finished writing the finale. ”We promised this was the season for answers and season 4, when we come back in January, really delivers on that and the questions that fans have been waiting for answers on, I think, since the pilot,” she says. “They will get those answers in this finale — it’s just nonstop answers!” In addition to a number of “shocking, shocking twists,” she says the episode is for “the patient fans [who] deserve this episode.” “That’s sort of how we pitched it from the get go when we started this season,” she says. Meanwhile, make sure you pick up the issue on stands Friday, PLL/Ravenswood fans. We asked King some of the questions you submitted via Twitter. Don’t miss it!
I’m so-so on Grey’s this season. Anything that will make me feel better about the rest of the season? — Carla K.
Kevin McKidd seemed really enthusiastic about the episode he’s been busy directing, saying it finds Meredith working on an experimental procedure that could mean big things for her professionally, a tough storyline revolving around Bailey and Ben and some more in the Callie and Arizona saga. “It’s really intense and really interesting,” he says. “I love how [Sara Ramirez and Jessica Capshaw] play together. and I really love working with them.” Moreover, he said to expect an “amazing” storyline with Sandra Oh’s Cristina and Gaius Charles’s Shane. “There’s a lot of combat in my episode.”
SANDRA!! I’m obsessed with AHS: Coven. I’m a little confused. I thought Evan Peters was a series regular and he’s dead. Any hints on how he comes back into the fold? Does he have some magic in him, too? Is he going to be brought back by the witches? — Angie
All very good questions, Angie. In fact, they’re too good. Almost…bewitchingly good…Ahem. I mean, this is what I can say: By the end of the second episode, you will have many of the answers you seek, but I wouldn’t count on seeing Kyle quite like he was before…
Any chance we’re going to get to SEE Dan Stevens on The Tomorrow People? (I miss Matthew!) — Alicia
No plans now, according to Tomorrow People EP Phil Klemmer, but Klemmer says he does recognize how lucky they were to snag Stevens to voice biological computer TIM. “It’s super super cool because usually when a guy leaves one of the most like cherished shows on television, it doesn’t mean that he’s going to land in your lap, but he was just such a nice guy and I had such a good time talking with him” he says. “I was a little intimidated to pitch cousin Matthew on one knee to come play a talking computer, but he was totally charmed by the idea…now the big trick will be how to find out how we can come get him to do a cameo.” Klemmer even has some ideas! While the original series never showed the human being behind TIM (then voiced by Philip Gilbert), Klemmer says with a laugh, “I think Dan Stevens deserves his own flashback story we can find out how he got turned into a computer.”
I’m LOVING Paul Wesley as “Stilas.” Any idea how long he’s sticking around? — Shaunna M.
I can’t say (because I don’t know), but when I was on set recently, Paul Wesley opened up about the intricacies of playing “Stilas.” So I’ll share that with you now: (PS LOVE that nickname, by the way!)
BONUS VID! Ian Somerhalder talks about Damon vs. Silas AND previews a “new dynamic” between Stefan and Damon. If they find him. Wink.
(Mandi Bierly, Lanford Beard and Maricela Gonzalez contributed to this column.)