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Ratings: ABC's 'DWTS' and 'Castle' deliver big to win the night

ABC was the big winner last night with Dancing with the Stars and Castle both seeing boosts from last week’s airings, according to preliminary overnight ratings. Stars nabbed 17.8 million viewers (up from 1.3 million from last week) while Castle hit 11.1 million (up 1.2 million from last week). A possible reason for the uptick in ratings? CBS’ powerful Monday night line-up was all in repeats.

Time Show Viewers (in millions)
8pm Dancing with the Stars (ABC)
How I Met Your Mother (CBS)
Heroes (NBC)
So You Think You Can Dance (Fox)
One Tree Hill (The CW)
17.8
7.1 (repeat)
5.9
5.8
2.7
8:30pm Accidentally on Purpose (CBS) 6.0 (repeat)
9pm Two and a Half Men (CBS)
Lie to Me (Fox)
Trauma (NBC)
Gossip Girl (The CW)
11.2 (repeat)
6.3
5.8
2.2
9:30pm The Big Bang Theory (CBS) 10.6 (repeat)
10pm CSI: Miami (CBS)
Castle (ABC)
The Jay Leno Show (NBC)
11.2 (repeat)
11.1
4.6

Source: Nielsen

Ratings: 'Dancing With the Stars' waltzes away with another win, 'Gossip Girl' dips

ABC’s Dancing with the Stars once again won the night in total viewers, according to preliminary overnight ratings (Note: Fox’s line-up was affected by a baseball game overrun and true program ratings won’t be available until later today). Dancing averaged 16.5 million viewers for the night. Meanwhile, CBS’ comedy The Big Bang Theory is emerging as a major ratings player in its new, cushy, post-Two and a Half Men time slot. Theory saw 13.1 million viewers last night, a slight dip of 700,000 from its hit lead-in. In less happy news, The CW’s Gossip Girl saw its ratings dip below 2 million viewers last night.

Time Show Viewers (in millions)
8pm Dancing with the Stars (ABC)
House (Fox)
How I Met Your Mother (CBS)
Heroes (NBC)
One Tree Hill (The CW)
16.5
12.6
8.8
5.7
2.3
8:30pm Accidentally on Purpose (CBS) 8.6
9pm Two and a Half Men (CBS)
Lie to Me (Fox)
Trauma (NBC)
Gossip Girl (The CW)
13.8
10.0
5.5
1.9
9:30pm The Big Bang Theory (CBS) 13.1
10pm CSI: Miami (CBS)
Castle (ABC)
The Jay Leno Show (NBC)
12.7
9.9
4.8

Ask Ausiello: Spoilers on 'NCIS,' 'House,' 'Grey's,' 'CSI,' 'Greek,' 'FNL,' and more!

Greys-Sandra-Oh-Isaiah_lGot 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: Is it at all possible that Shonda Rhimes would bring Isaiah Washington back to Grey’s Anatomy for even one episode now that T.R. Knight has left the show? —Ben
Ausiello:
Listen to me very carefully, because I’m only going to say this once: Never. Gonna. Happen. But Washington kinda-sorta gets a shout-out in this week’s episode when Owen-lovin’ Cristina utters three shocking words: “I miss Burke.”

Question: Sounds like you’ve already seen this week’s Grey’s, so I’ve got a Q: Any good Mer-Der scenes? —Megan
Ausiello:
Nothing stands out on the Mer-Der front, but there’s a memorable Mer-Cristina-Alex scene at the end that will have you crying and laughing (and in that order).

Question: Any Grey’s scoop? —Sharon
Ausiello:
You already know that someone gets fired in this week’s episode. But what you may not know is that someone gets fired next week, too!

Question: Julie Benz just Twittered a photo of a guy she says will be part of a big reveal in the Dexter season finale. What can you tell us about this? —Matt
Ausiello:
Here’s what I can tell you: If this guy is who I think he is, fans are not going to be happy.

Question: Jenny is so boring on Gossip Girl. Please tell me she will become mean. —Juliana
Ausiello:
Mean enough to drive her BFF away. I hear Jenny and Eric’s relationship will suffer big time due to her new “Queen Bee” status. READ FULL STORY

Ask Ausiello: Spoilers on 'Grey's,' 'Glee,' 'Fringe,' 'Heroes,' 'Smallville,' and more!

Greys-Anatomy-heigl-Pompeo_lGot 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: There’s speculation that Izzie cheats on Alex on Grey’s Anatomy. Is it true? —Molly
Ausiello:
No, but the newlyweds will be dealt a major blow at the end of next week’s episode (the best of the season, IMHO). In fact, the crisis is so big that Izzie disappears for roughly five non-consecutive episodes. BTW, even though I knew Katherine Heigl’s mini-hiatus was coming, Izzie’s exit was no less powerful or emotional. And man, Heigl knocks it out of the park. She can be a real handful (see: Emmygate, 17-hour workdaygate, etc) but girlfriend delivers when it’s called for.

Question: When will Ellen Pompeo’s maternity leave from Grey’s Anatomy kick in on screen? —Zaiver
Ausiello:
Unlike Izzie, Meredith isn’t going anywhere — although we’ll begin to see less of her (literally and figuratively) after this week’s episode. And her diminished screen time will make perfect sense given what happens tonight. READ FULL STORY

'Heroes' sneak peek: Claire unleashes new lesbianac superpower!

In a shameless bid to lure eyeballs to next Monday’s Heroes, NBC has just released a promo pic of Hayden Panettiere “experimenting” with co-star Madeline Zima. In an equally shameless bid to increase traffic to my blog, I’ve attaching said pic after the jump.

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Ratings: 'Lie to Me' and 'Trauma' both premiere to weak numbers

One returning and one new series premiered last night with decidedly disappointing results. Fox’s Lie to Me kicked off its second season with 7.7 million viewers, a sharp drop from the 14.5 million who watched lead-in House. Elsewhere, NBC debuted its new drama Trauma, but the first episode only drew a weak 6.9 million viewers. The one silver lining is that it managed to improve upon its lead-in, Heroes, by over a million viewers.

Time Show Viewers (in millions)
8pm Dancing with the Stars (ABC)
House (Fox)
How I Met Your Mother (CBS)
Heroes (NBC)
One Tree Hill (The CW)
16.7
14.5
8.7
5.8
2.6
8:30pm Accidentally on Purpose (CBS) 8.1
9pm Two and a Half Men (CBS)
Lie to Me (Fox)
Trauma (NBC)
Gossip Girl (The CW)
13.6
7.7
6.9
2.3
9:30pm The Big Bang Theory (CBS) 13.0
10pm CSI: Miami (CBS)
Castle (ABC)
The Jay Leno Show (NBC)
13.5
9.6
5.6

Source: Nielsen

Ask Ausiello: Spoilers on 'CSI,' 'True Blood,' 'The Office,' 'Smallville,' and more!

ask-ausiello_lGot 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: Any more True Blood season 3 casting news? —Richard
Ausiello:
Yes! Alan Ball confirms that he’s currently casting the role of Talbot, “trophy husband” to Denis O’Hare’s same-gender-lovin’ King of Mississippi.

Question: I know I’ve been bombarding you with Heather Locklear questions lately, and I promise to stop after this one: How long will she be staying on Melrose Place? —Sam
Ausiello:
There’s no such thing as too many Heather Locklear questions when it concerns her imminent return to the Place called M. I hear she’s on board for at least seven episodes.

Question: I just finished watching the first three seasons of Dexter and I can’t wait until the season 4 premiere. If you have a scoop, that would be awesome. And if you have more than one scoop — or a scoop-fest, if you will — that would be even more awesome. —Jared
Ausiello:
To quote my onetime Ausiello TV co-star Ana Ortiz, “Oh, I will, honey. You bet your ass I will.” John Lithgow’s Trinity Killer will claim a high-profile victim (a.k.a. significant character) during the first half of the season. READ FULL STORY

Ratings: 'Dancing with the Stars' and 'House' lead a night of premieres

It was an evening full of premieres last night with ABC’s Dancing with the Stars and Fox’s House coming out on top, according to preliminary overnight ratings. Jenna Elfman’s new CBS sitcom, Accidentally on Purpose, debuted to a decent 9 million viewers. Meanwhile, a week after the boffo 17.7 million premiere for NBC’s The Jay Leno Show, the variety series has dropped to a not-so-impressive 5.7 million viewers.

Time Show Viewers (in millions)
8pm Dancing with the Stars (ABC)
House (Fox)
How I Met Your Mother (CBS)
Heroes (NBC)
One Tree Hill (The CW)
17.5
16.5
9.2
6.0
2.5
8:30pm Accidentally on Purpose (CBS) 9.0
9pm Two and a Half Men (CBS)
Gossip Girl (The CW)
13.6
2.1
9:30pm The Big Bang Theory (CBS) 12.8
10pm CSI: Miami (CBS)
Castle (ABC)
The Jay Leno Show (NBC)
13.8
9.5
5.7

Ask Ausiello: Spoilers on 'Grey's,' 'House,' 'Greek,' 'Mentalist,' 'Gossip Girl,' and more!

ask-ausiello_lGot 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: Grey’s Anatomy scoop on Owen and Cristina, please! —Jenilee
Ausiello:
They’re headed for a dry spell. In the season premiere, Amy Madigan’s shrink advises Owen against making any further sexy time with Cristina until he can get the voices in his head to shut the hell up. Relax, they’re not breaking up. Just taking things slooooow.

Question: No Grey’s Anatomy scoop in the last Ask Ausiello? Forget trying to get Mark-Lexie scoop, I’ll take anything on Grey’s at this point! —Maddy
Ausiello:
Too bad, because Mark-Lexie scoop is what you’re getting. “They’ve got a lot of challenges coming down the pike,” concedes exec producer Krista Vernoff. “The most consistent challenge is the one that’s built into the fabric of their relationship: He’s pushing 40, she’s in her early 20s.”

Question: What will happen to Patrick Dempsey on Grey’s when Ellen Pompeo heads off on maternity leave? —Jacob
Ausiello:
He’ll get some much-needed alone time. As exec producer Krista Vernoff explains, READ FULL STORY

Ask Ausiello: Spoilers on 'House,' 'Bones,' 'Gossip Girl,' 'Housewives,' and more!

House-Laurie-Cuddy-Ed_lGot a scoop request about your favorite show? 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: Give us a House spoiler, please! —Zachary
Ausiello:
Cuddy knows that House made imaginary love to her last May. “It’s referenced in an upcoming episode,” House boss David Shore tells me. “She’s aware of it and she confronts him. She wants to know where all that stands.” That makes two of us.

Question: How long will Cameron and Chase hang on to their old jobs on House? —Jeff
Ausiello:
“We don’t have a specific end in mind,” says Shore. “It appears to be temporary, but [there's] no specific end date.”

Question: It’s time for another clue about your gunshot victim blind item. —Daryl
Ausiello:
The shooting will take place within the next seven days. READ FULL STORY

Exclusive: Jayma Mays Trading 'Glee' For 'Heroes'

Heroes-Jayma-Masi_lOh, relax. It’s only for one episode, and it won’t affect Glee at all. In fact, had the actress’ whimsical Fox series not already wrapped production on its initial 13-episode order, she wouldn’t have been available to do it. But it had, so she was.

Anyway, back on Heroes, Mays will reprise her role of Charlie, Hiro’s ill-fated love interest. As the dying time-traveler zips back and forth through the ages to accomplish his bucket list… well, isn’t it safe to assume that saving his almost-sweetheart would be pretty high on the list? That’s what I thought.

What do you think? Does the thought of Mays back on Heroes make you Glee-ful? Sound off below. (Additional reporting by Andy Patrick)

Ask Ausiello: Spoilers on 'House,' 'Bones,' '24,' 'Big Bang Theory,' 'True Blood,' 'Smallville,' and more!

house-cast-fire_lGot a scoop request about your favorite show? 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: Ask Ausiello’s back! Let’s mark the occasion with some awesome House spoiler! —Mandi
Ausiello:
A member of the team gets fired in the first three episodes!

Question: Is it true that House moves in with Wilson after he returns from the asylum? —Joel
Ausiello:
It’s true. That’s one of two major life changes the ornery doc makes early in the season. What’s the other one, you ask? Cooking lessons!

Question: You better deliver a blockbuster Ask Ausiello this week to make up for the column’s two-week hiatus. No pressure though! —Jay
Ausiello:
Sounds like someone’s still bitter about not getting into last month’s Ausholefest.

Question: Do you have any other hints about what main character is going to get shot on either Nurse Jackie, Rescue Me, True Blood, Weeds, The Closer, Mad Men, Entourage, or Burn Notice? Seriously, there are too many possible characters! —Maddie READ FULL STORY

Ask Ausiello: Spoilers on 'Lost,' 'House,' 'Smallville,' 'Heroes,' and more!

Ask-Ausiello_l Question: Your lack of reporting on the Veronica Mars movie has me feeling like it’s DOA. Any news on it? — Andrew
Ausiello:
Yep, but it ain’t good. At last weekend’s Saturn Awards, Kristen Bell told us, “I don’t think it will ever happen, and here’s why: [Series creator] Rob Thomas and I had a powwow, and we were both 100 percent on board. We took our proposal to Warner Bros. and Joel Silver told us that there is no enthusiasm [there] to make a Veronica Mars movie, and that is unfortunately a roadblock we cannot compete with.” But — like the rest of us, I suspect — she isn’t giving up hope. “Maybe if we bombard them with letters?” she suggests. “Maybe [then] they will change their tune.” What are you waiting for, a written invitation from Veronica Mars herself? Start bombarding Warner Bros. with letters!

Question: Do you have any Big Bang Theory scoopage? –Sara
Ausiello:
Do locusts have leg muscles that are, like, a bazillion times stronger than an equal weight of human muscle? (Yes, I broke a sweat on that one. Thanks, this site.) Although Simon “Wolowitz” Helberg says, “We are still on summer vacation — we go back August 5 — and I have not seen the first script,” he admits, “I just saw Jim ["Sheldon" Parsons], and he certainly did let on that he knew something. I just assume they will pick up right where we left off in terms of the North Pole… Maybe we needed to eat Sheldon to survive.” All kidding aside, what would the actor like to see happen this season? “It’d be interesting to see [Wolowitz] try to move out [of his mother's basement]. I would also like him to meet his father, and I would like his father to be Ringo Starr. How cool would it be if Wolowitz is the son of a Beatle? [Besides] I would actually like pants I can breathe in and an operational fly so I don’t have to pull down my pants to my ankles every time I need to pee.”

Question: Any update on Lauren Graham joining the cast of Scrubs? –Jenny
Ausiello:
As I suspected, it’s not happening. I don’t even think it got past the wish list stage.

Question: Like most Friday Night Lights fans, I was devastated to read in last week’s AA that Zach Gilford will not return as a series regular next season. Do you know how long he will return for? –Amanda
Ausiello:
It’s looking like five episodes, maybe more. And I’m a little bummed myself. 

Question: Will House recover from whatever it is that landed him in the psycho ward? –Catherine
Ausiello:
You mean will he stop being crazy? “No,” says Robert Sean Leonard. “It would be like Quincy suddenly getting nice and loving examining dead bodies. There are certain things that are just givens about the show, and one is the general makeup of House’s attitude and personality. He may stop hallucinating but he’d never stop being sarcastic.” Adds series creator David Shore: “It depends on how we define better. That is the question. How sick is he? Does House want to get better? Can he get better? And how much better? And how much will the team be told and how will the dynamic shift with House away? Those are the questions we are going to deal with in the first bunch of episodes, and perhaps even the whole season to a certain extent.”

Question: Is it true that Gregory Itzin will be back on 24 next season? –Arleen
Ausiello:
That’s false.

Question: Is it true that Claire on Heroes is going to have a romantic relationship with Rachel Melvin’s new character, Annie? –Elizabeth
Ausiello:
That’s true. Kind of. I’m not sure about a full-blown relationship, but I can confirm that the college roomies will engage in a little sapphic experimentation. At least that’s the plan. Meanwhile, Hayden P. insists rumors that she tried to wiggle out of her Heroes contract at the end of the last season have been greatly exaggerated (i.e., all lies!). “I love my job and I love where I am,” she maintains. “Heroes has been such a massive part of my life. I’ve been doing it for four years, and at times you get restless; I think anyone would in any job. But I love what I do. I love my job. I love my cast members. They’re all my family. I don’t pay attention to rumors like that. That’s why they’re called rumors. ‘Cause they’re rumors.” Thanks for clearing that up!

Question: Jennifer Jason Leigh was hilarious as Nancy’s sister on Weeds. Will we see her again? –Paul
Ausiello:
If Weeds creator Jenji Kohan has anything to say about it, we will. “We loved having Jennifer on the show and were dazzled by her performance and her chemistry with our cast,” she raves. “We have no idea when she’ll be back, but we’d love to have her return if our story and her schedule align. Fingers crossed.”

Question: Is the Comic-Con meet-and-greet happening or not? My calendar is filling up! –Kevin
Ausiello:
Keep open Thursday, July 23, at 8 p.m., because that’s when I’ll be getting plastered with a bunch of Ausholes at an undisclosed San Diego-area location. Well, undisclosed to all but the first 75 of you who RSVP via ausholesunite@ew.com. Did I mention the open bar? Hurry!

Question: Any hints about who or what Annie hit at the end of 90210? –Craig
Ausiello:
It’s a person.

Question: Will we see Mekhi Phifer and/or Jennifer Beals back on Lie to Me next season? Any other new faces coming on board?–Bernd
Ausiello:
Mekhi has been promoted to a series regular, while Jennifer will continue to recur as Lightman’s ex. As far as new blood goes, we’ll meet Lightman’s longtime rival, an on-camera expert in the same field.

Question: With regard to your 24 asterisk quiz in last week’s Ask Ausiello, is it safe to say that Ethan will be promoted to Commander-in-Chief next season? –Neely
Ausiello:
 You’d be safer going with Secretary of State. 

Question: Now that Drea de Matteo is on Desperate Housewives, what does that mean for her character on Sons of Anarchy? –Brandon
Ausiello:
It means “she is not currently scheduled to appear in season 2,” per an FX spokesperson. Speaking of season 2, it debuts Sept. 8.

Question: Is Kyle MacLachlan seriously leaving Desperate Housewives? –Elina
Ausiello:
Nope, he’s returning. And he’ll remain a series regular.

Question: Wentworth Miller has had a few months off now. It’s time for him to get back to work. Any word on his next TV gig? –Deirdre
Ausiello:
As first scooped by TV Guide mag, he’s guest-starring in the season premiere of Law & Order: SVU as a cop who comes to the aid of a rape victim.

Question: Heroes scoop, please? –Justin
Ausiello:
Remember me telling you that producers were casting an 11-year-old version of Nathan? Well, thanks to Adrian Pasdar, now we know why! “I absorb a memory from an article of clothing that sends me back in time to when I was 11,” he explains. “Something happened to young Nathan but old Nathan doesn’t remember it. How can that be? It has to do with a character we have met before.”

Question: Regarding Ugly Betty, got any spoilers that don’t involve Matt and Betty? –Kelcy
Ausiello:
Mode’s getting a new editor! Her name’s Amber, she’s in her 20s, she’s Asian, and is a master at the backhanded compliment. Casting is under way. Also, I’m hearing (and already laughing) about a possible Mob subplot involving Hilda. BTW, congrats to Ana Ortiz on the birth of her daughter!

Question: I’m having Glee withdrawals! News, please? –James
Ausiello:
I don’t want to blow my whole Glee wad before the show even returns! Oh, who am I kidding, yes I do. MADtv‘s Michael Hitchcock — yet another Christopher Guest alum — will be appearing alongside Eve as the director of a rival choir.

Question: Ever since the news of Callum Blue being cast as Zod on Smallville was reported, there is one question we are all dying to know: Was the “Mason” role, in fact, Zod? –C.B.
Ausiello:
Yep, it sure was. Speaking of which, Justin Hartley doesn’t think a Green Arrow-Zod face-off is in the cards next season. “I have the good sense in my head to let Clark deal with [him],” he says with a laugh. “I’ll stick to dealing with the ladies. Why would I start something with that guy? That guy looks tall in photos. I don’t need a piece of that guy.”

Question: Could you kindly tell us Smallville fans what Season 9 will be
about? –Colin
Ausiello:
According to Justin Hartley, a portion of it will be about Oliver confronting his demons. “I think he is going to struggle with the things he has been afforded [as a result of] his powers,” he says. “He has sacrificed things and done things that haunt him… It’s bad stuff. We need to get to the bottom of it.”

Question: Got Greek scoop? –Karen
Ausiello:
G4 hostess Olivia Munn (Attack of the Show!) is joining the cast in the recurring role of Lana, a beautiful yet guarded waitress who doesn’t realize how drop-dead gorgeous she is.

Question: Hey, did you hear the new Smurfs movie will be in 3-D?! Anyway, do you have any more Lost scoop? –Erick
Ausiello:
May’s series finale is going to be a real downer, predicts Michael Emerson. “I don’t think Lost will have a happy ending,” he confessed to us at the Saturn Awards. “It’s the end and I think we are going to start seeing more casualties. I would put money on major characters being killed. I believe it will be a sad ending to the show — or at least bittersweet. I think it will definitely be a series finale for grown-ups.” Emerson, meanwhile, is still trying to make sense of the season 5 finale. (Join the club!) “I killed Jacob… maybe…probably,” he hedged. “It isn’t like we haven’t seen plenty of other people be killed and somehow come back. And what does it mean if I did kill him? Who the hell was he anyway? Obviously, Ben wanted a father. So much of our show is about bad fathers. It is one of our biggest themes. And Jacob disappointed in those final moments. And maybe Jacob made it easy for him. Maybe that was all meant to happen. Is it all ordained? Maybe. And for that matter, can Jacob even be killed? Stay tuned is my response.” Click here is mine.

That’s a wrap! Feed questions/comments/anonymous tips to ausielloscoop@ew.com. Thanks for playing! (Additional reporting by Carrie Bell, Missy Schwartz, and Ben Katner)

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