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Emmy predix: Who will win best lead and supporting actor in a comedy?

emmy-comedy-actorImage Credit: Sonja Fleming/CBS; Patrick Ecclesine/Fox; Bob D'Amico/ABC; Justin Lubin/NBCHere’s where my 2010 Emmy handicapping starts to get interesting. And by interesting I mean challenging. And by challenging I mean tough. And by tough I mean damn near impossible. All 12 of the nominees in the best lead and supporting actor comedy races can easily make a case for winning come Aug. 29. But only two will. So it’s with great fear and trepidation that I present you with part 3 of my pre-Emmy analysis. READ FULL STORY

Ask Ausiello: Spoilers on 'Bones,' 'Glee,' 'Chuck,' 'Gossip Girl,' and more!

Got 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: Are you planning to do an Ask Ausiello this week given the whole Thanksgiving thing? —Jennifer
Ausiello:
I haven’t decided yet. Can I get back to you?

Question: There’s a clip making the rounds from the Christmas dinner scene on the Dec. 10 episode of Bones where people are talking about a kiss. What do you know about it? Is it a Booth/Brennan kiss? —Penelope
Ausiello:
That’s a really good question. It’s so good that I’m not even going to try to answer it myself. “The Christmas episode is special — it’s Christmas after all,” responds exec producer Stephen Nathan. “But a kiss? With all of the squints and family there? That seems a bit too forward for Brennan and Booth, doesn’t it?” Damn you and your trick questions, Nathan! READ FULL STORY

Bon Jovi + 'Burn Notice' + 'Psych' = 'Super' new USA spot

Planning to watch the premiere of USA Network’s White Collar tonight? Word of advice: Don’t fast-forward through the commercials — particularly if you’re a Bon Jovi fan. At some point during the show’s 72-minute episode (beginning at 10 pm/ET), the network will premiere the “Superman Tonight” track from Bon Jovi’s upcoming album The Circle over a nifty new character brand promo starring such USA MVPs as Jeffrey Donovan, Gabrielle Anwar, James Roday, Dule Hill, and Jeff Goldblum. This just in: An exclusive first look at the nifty spot is after the jump! (But you should still watch the commercials tonight. And then immediately go buy all the products advertised. If you don’t, the TV business may die and no one wants that.) READ FULL STORY

Exclusive: 'Monk' welcomes Virginia Madsen

Virginia-Madsen-Ausiello_lMonk is injecting a little star power into its final season.

Sources confirm to me exclusively that Oscar-nominated Sideways actress Virginia Madsen has booked a three-episode arc on the USA comedy. She’ll play T.K. Jensen, a love interest for Ted Levine’s Stottlemeyer.

Monk‘s eighth and final season kicks off this Friday.

Scooplets: '24,' 'Heroes,' 'HIMYM,' and more!

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If this week’s Ask Ausiello were to be repackaged as a DVD, the following scooplets would constitute the bonus material…

24
: Is Kim Bauer following her dad to New York next season? You tell me: The show is looking for a 6-year-old actress to play Kim’s now-4-year-old kid for an arc. Shooting gets underway later this month, assuming Kiefer Sutherland’s recent headbutt heard ’round the world doesn’t screw everything up.

Heroes: Tim Kring and Co. are on the prowl for a twentysomething actress to play a love interest for one of the main Heroes in season 4. The character will be introduced in the fourth episode and, here’s where things get interesting, interested candidates must be hearing impaired. My peeps on Twitter are already campaigning for Jericho‘s Shoshannah Stern to get the part.

Monk: The series may be coming to an end but the webisodes are only beginning! An insider confirms that USA is developing a 10-episode web series about Monk’s childhood. 

How I Met Your Mother: Neil Patrick Harris is pretty much confirming what I reported in Ask Ausiello today: Stella ain’t the mother, despite how things may have looked at the end of Monday’s episode. "There have already been episodes where older Ted is saying that she’s not, so we’d have to go against our word to make that the case," he says. "But I think she’ll have something to do with the realization of who the mother is." (Additional reporting by Emmet Sullivan)

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House: Who’s getting married?!
Fringe: Major season finale spoiler
Lost: Time travel coming to an end

'Monk' exclusive: Bitty Schram says 'Hi, Sharona!'

Monkschramshalhoub_lMonk’s original Girl Friday is returning to bid him adieu.

Bitty Schram has finalized a deal to reprise her role as sidekick to Tony Shalhoub’s obsessive-compulsive detective during Monk‘s eighth and final season, sources confirm to me exclusively.

Schram left Monk midway through the show’s third season reportedly due to a contract dispute. Producers, however, insisted at the time that they simply wanted to take the show in a different direction. Whatever triggered her exit, it’s apparently water under the bridge.

“We couldn’t think of a better way to help wrap up the series than with the return of Bitty’s character,” said Shalhoub. “Bringing some closure to Sharona is long overdue.”

Monk explained Schram’s absence by having Sharona move back to New Jersey with her son and ex-husband, Trevor. It’s not clear how she’ll be reintroduced, but a show insider says her visit will be brief: Schram’s only slated to appear in one episode.

What do you think? Happy to be getting one final Sharona fix before Monk signs off for good? Share with the class below!

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