Ask Ausiello: Spoilers on 'Glee,' 'Grey's,' 'Bones,' 'SVU,' 'The Good Wife,' and more!

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Question: I have to admit, I’m a little disappointed that it’s Cristina and Owen getting married in the Grey’s premiere and not Callie and Arizona.  Will you make me feel better by giving us some Callie-Arizona scoop? —J
Ausiello: There’s a major Calzona development in the Oct. 28 episode, but a Grey’s source assures me that it’s not a turn for the worse. So don’t go barraging Shonda Rhimes with angry tweets. In the same episode, a camera crew invades Seattle Grace to film a documentary about the hospital’s recovery in the wake of the shooting rampage. In fact, the entire ep will be shot from the POV of the crew, so if shaky-cam makes you queasy you’d best pop a Dramamine before showtime.

Question: So sad to hear that you’re leaving EW! So, to cheer me up, any chance you could give me some Grey’s Anatomy scoop? —Mary
Ausiello: The sublime Amanda Foreman, who’s currently recurring on Parenthood, will guest-star in the aforementioned Oct. 28 episode as (I believe) a patient. This is also the episode that marks the return of Mandy Moore and Ryan Devlin. BTW, you’re not getting rid of me that quickly. I’m still here for a few more weeks—plenty of time to get me a really expensive farewell gift. (Registry info is forthcoming.)

Question: Good Wife scoop, please! —Cliff
Ausiello: Sounds like the show is breaking TV’s last taboo. No, not [blank], incest! A casting call has gone out for Molly, Cary’s beautiful 18-year-old cousin whom he is taking on a tour of the University of Chicago. During said tour, little Miss Molly makes it clear that she still has a crush on her older cuz. He, in turn, makes it clear that that’s gross he’s not interested. Perhaps they’re cousins once or twice or thrice removed? Or maybe they’re cousins in the way that, you know, Keri and I are cousins.

Question: What’s the poop, er, scoop on Elizabeth Reaser’s Good Wife character? —Tim
Ausiello: The scoop is … Alicia will probably get the urge to key her car. “She plays a sports writer, and she and Will develop sparks in a way that Will hasn’t with any other woman except Alicia,” explains exec producer Robert King. “We’re thrilled with [Elizabeth]. I’ve loved her since The Ex List. She’s doing an excellent job.”

Question: Could you please give us something good on Law & Order: SVU? —Kenleigh
Ausiello: I’m not sure this qualifies as good, but Oscar winner Marcia Gay Harden is reprising her role as FBI agent Dana Lewis. But she’s not returning to work on a case. She’s returning to BE the case.

Question: Were you able to find out why Glee is casting miniature versions of Puck, Santana, Rachel, Brittany, and Mercedes? Are they doing a flashback? —Shelly
Ausiello: Nope. It’s a fantasy sequence. Or nightmare sequence if Sue’s the one doing the dreaming.

Question: You must give us some scoop on whether Darren Criss will be playing Kurt’s new love interest on Glee! —Ashley
Ausiello: That’s still TBD. All I know for certain is that they’ll be good friends.

Question: College applications are getting me down. Any news on Darren Criss’ Glee character to remotivate me? Is it too much to hope that he’ll be singing one of his own songs? —Sabrina
Ausiello: Sorry to add to your doldrums, but I do believe it’s too much to hope. But let me get confirmation of that from Criss himself. “Well, it really isn’t up to me,” shrugs the up-and-comer. “But even if it was, and as cool as that would be—personally, for me as an artist—I think it’s important to keep a bit of separation from the actors’ realities and the characters’ realities. For example, as much as I would love to geek out over Matthew Morrison singing “Passeggiata” from Light in the Piazza—or any of the Spring Awakening-turned-Glee kids doing a number from that show—it probably would shake the audience out of the world of McKinley High, or at least the Broadway fans of the show anyway. But hey, what’s best for the show is best for the show, and I trust the creators in their choice of music. If the time was right, and they ever approached me to have one of my songs used in the show, of course, I’d be absolutely thrilled.” Talented, pretty, and eloquent? Bitch.

Question: Do you have any scoop on the upcoming season of Southland? —Autumn
Ausiello: It premieres in early January, and there’ll be a new face on the force. The show is casting the role of a Latina cop who is impulsive, no-nonsense, and occasionally annoying. She’s also, and I quote, “not gorgeous, but real.” I’d hate to be the actress who gets recommended for that role.

Question: Any new Smallville scoop? —Adelle
Ausiello: Present-day Clark comes face-to-face with future Clark (a.k.a. Superman) in next Friday’s 200th episode. But I’m pretty sure that’s old news. Here’s some new news. In the Oct. 22 episode, Clark finally decides to tell Lois his secret. Which is kind of funny because that’s the same episode she decides to tell him her secret: that she already knows! Hilarious, right? I thought it was.

Question: Any cool Big Bang Theory casting scoops? —Barrie
Ausiello: This isn’t as cool as Eliza Dushku guest-starring in an episode, but actress Aarti Man (Heroes‘ Shaila) has been cast as Koothrappali’s never-before-seen sister Priya.

Question: Is the rumor true that a Dallas reboot starring Josh Holloway and Jennifer Love Hewitt is being developed? Please say it’s true! —Lillie
Ausiello: It’s sort of true. TNT is developing a new Dallas series, but it’s more of a sequel than a reboot, as it takes place a few decades after the original series left off. No one is currently attached to the project, and that includes Josh Holloway, Jennifer Love Hewitt, and (last week’s big rumor) Kiefer Sutherland.

Question: Please tell me when Chuck and Blair will be back together on Gossip Girl! —Abbey
Ausiello: Serena and Nate lay the groundwork for a possible C&B reconciliation later this month when they negotiate a peace treaty between the warring exes. A literal treaty.

Question: The synopsis for the Oct. 29 episode of Supernatural says that one of the boys faces a truth about himself that sends the other brother reeling. Any insight on which brother is “facing a truth” and which brother is sent “reeling”? —Kat
Ausiello: Sam is facing the truth; Dean is reeling.

Question: So before you leave to open your Smurf museum, could you tell me if Bones will have a Christmas episode this season? —Amanda
Ausiello: Most likely not. There’s some uncertainty about what order Bones‘ November/December episodes will air in because of the World Series, so I think all parties felt it was easier not to do one this year.

Question: Remember a little show called Brothers & Sisters? Doesn’t seem like it, considering you rarely talk about it in AA. —Steve
Ausiello: My bad. Here are a few teasers about this Sunday’s episode.

* Someone goes missing.
* Someone gets caught lying about her age.
* Someone considers plastic surgery.
* Someone (temporarily) assumes a new identity.
* An estranged couple, um, reconnect.

Question: I am really liking the show The Big C, but I am getting over the story line of her not telling anyone she has cancer. This past Monday’s episode really irked me, because I thought she was finally telling someone. It was like the House/Huddy hallucination. Do you have any spoilers on when she’s going to reveal her secret? —Melodie
Ausiello: This probably isn’t what you want to hear, but there’s another near miss coming on Oct. 18 when Cathy finally decides to tell Paul the truth. Unfortunately, before she gets the chance he drops a bombshell on HER: He wants a divorce!

Question: Any word yet on whether AMC is going to pick up Rubicon for a second season? —Christine
Ausiello: Not a peep. I imagine a decision will have to come down soon, since there’s only two episodes left.

Question: I ask you for the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, so help you Philo T. Farnsworth. How is the future looking for one of my favorite new shows this season, The Whole Truth? Remember, Mr. Ausiello, you are under oath. —Ryan
Ausiello’s attorney: Objection. Counsel is leading the witness.
Judge: Overruled. Mr. Ausiello, please answer the question.
Ausiello: The Whole Truth is one more low-rated episode away from getting pulled off the schedule.
Judge: I like your shoes, BTW. Cole Haan?
Ausiello: Yes! They’re so comfortable!

Question: Is Miles Heizer’s character on Parenthood gay? —Colleen
Ausiello: My gut says yes, but exec producer Jason Katims says no. I’m going to side with Katims on this one.

That’s a wrap! Please send questions, comments, and anonymous tips to Also, you can follow me on Twitter via @michaelausiello. Thanks for playing!  (Additional reporting by Andy Patrick, Sandra Gonzalez, and Tanner Stransky)

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  • Carol

    No Castle? Not cool Mr. Ausiello!

    • Cheery

      psh, no House! WTF?!?

      • april-ann

        I always thought AA should be more comprehensive. That’s why I stopped asking questions, stopped commenting and yes, even stopped reading it. I love tv, it’s the only reason I come here. It’s the only reason any of us come here, I hope. It’s the reason I, after many years, have not renewed my subscription to EW magazine, there’s not enough tv covered. That was before Ausi announced he was leaving. I’ll still come on EW, but I’ll follow Ausi wherever he may go, hoping for more tv coverage. But my complaint, if I have one, would be that EW and Ausi, too, are just too selective and exclusive about what they cover about tv. I want more.

      • Liz

        What for?! It’ll only be about the Huddy crap anyway, so what?!

      • Jak

        @april-ann. Hate to point out the obvious but if you stopped reading and stopped commenting then how is it I am reading your comment? Seriously, stop trying to be all high and mighty when you are nothing but a hypocrite.

      • MCS

        @april-ann What a good point you make. When Ausiello leaves maybe he will stop covering Glee and House 24/7. It seems like EW makes him contractually cover those shows non-stop.

      • Keir

        @MCS if you look at the most-commented posts list at the top-right you’ll see that a post about House is in second place.

        *Why* would he stop covering House in his new venture when posts about it clearly get a lot of hits and comments? Hits by people who don’t block ads also mean money, remember.

      • april-ann

        @ Jak — I agree with you that I’m sure it looks that way, but this is the first time I have come on to AA in a long while. MCS, good point.

    • Nerwen Aldarion

      I’m with Carol on this one, the last two Castle scoops haven’t been anything at all.

    • Mel

      You serious? THAT was your Bones scoop?? GIANT WHO CARES…

      • Jen

        Agreed. How about tell us when Combat Barbie Winnick is getting the boot!! Over her.

      • Jessica

        My thoughts exactly – that wasn’t a scoop at all! I’m hoping he’ll give us some real info soon though… if we’re lucky ;)

    • sandy

      still no vampire diaries? boooooooooooooooohh…

      • Merry Bear

        I second that boooohhh.

    • Emma Leeanne

      Hear Hear!

  • sarap

    typical!!the only time you mention CRISTINA (without an H) is in a negative context! Maybe before you go you can do a positive Cristina and Owen scoop!? *when pigs fly

    • Ana

      Because the only time that C/O will have something positive on the show will be when pigs fly.

      Interested on the documentary. Wonder how that’ll go.

  • Emme

    I was hoping Drew on Parenthood was gay.

    • NW

      i know me too!

    • Chris

      I’m happy that I wasn’t the only one who thought he was gay!

    • Sarah

      I was thinking when I watched the show that I didn’t think Miles Heizer would be interested in kissing a girl in real life. It was awkward.

      • jason

        Absolutely agree, that whole episode I just kept thinking, GayGayGay.

      • Walter

        Great post & Fantastic blog I would definitely love to begin a blog too but I have no clue where to begin I psessos the ability to do it (not that challenging on the technical part) but I really feel like I am too lazy to post regularly That is the problem if you start you have to go all the way However blogs like yours inspire me to have a go at it

      • Kolla

        The best way to learn is to play songs, but to get more variety try lenrniag a few chords that you dont know as well. Learning to play songs shows you how chords go together and lenrniag individual chords will help you recognise them when you are lenrniag a new song.

    • Sara

      Not gonna lie…there were a couple times I thought they might take that road with Amber. With her spending all her time with some new mystery girl and all. That’s until we finally saw said new girl. Now, no.

  • Carrie

    Congrats on your new upcoming venture. More Parenthood scoop in the future, ‘kay? ‘Kay!!! Love that show.

  • mcvs2104

    Finally it happens in SV-verse. Thanks for the Lois & Clark scoop

  • Elle

    Maybe Miles/’Drew’ is bisexual so technically, Jason wasn’t lying. :)

  • kpb

    I think they need a gay character on Parenthood. I’ve thought that Drew might be gay since the start.

    • Couchtime With Jill

      Why do they need a gay character? I sort of got a gay vibe from Drew too, but it surprises me that someone would think the show needs a gay character.

  • annie

    How are Parenthood’s ratings? Any chance it’ll get cancelled? (PLEASE SAY NO!)

    • Carrie

      I’m not Ausiello, but it was in a solid 2nd place this week with a 2.1 demo. I’d say it’s safe for the season, but definitely could do with a ratings gain for safety. Tell all your friends!!!

  • jmcg

    I hope Rubicon gets a 2nd season. It was extremely slow to start but it has really grown on me.

    I totally knew Sam didn’t return from Hell right.

    • Rube

      Rubicon is really getting good. Yes it was slow, but now I look up and the show is almost over. It really has me engaged. Spengler is going to have a bowel movement when he finds out Will is not dead. Especially since he tipped his hand a little to Grant about “leadership.” Trust the 2nd in command guy much? I don’t know! Is Will’s girlfriend a slutty mooch or does she have an ulterior motive for some agency/shadow agency–Atlas?

      • Titan

        Thanks for promoting Owens’ 2012 Administrative Professional Day, Rhonda. I can’t wait to help auniedce members rekindle their ability to and provide inspiration for achieving their dreams. It’s going to be a fun day, and I’m dreaming that we’ll have a packed house.

    • B

      Rubicon has become my sunday night show. I look forward to it more than Mad Men now. Last week’s fight in the apartment was fantastic. Sincerely hoping it gets a second season.

      • CE

        I second that! Rubicon is our favorite show on television right now. I highly recommend it to anyone who hasn’t seen it yet. Give it a shot!

  • Dave


    • Rinat

      Double nate? RIGHT.

    • Kris

      Clearly you havent been reading GG spoilers then. Hint…she made her choice in the last episode.

    • Liz

      I hope they get married and go away. C&B FTW! I would be so happy if C&B never reconciled but continued with what I am sure is going to be a scorching hot war that is really just foreplay to those two.

      • CBFan4LIFE

        “CB War”=Chuck-Blair Foreplay!!! Bring on the Blair-Chuck EPICNESS full force. They are so destined-to-be in EVERY way!!! CB’s Love WILL win out!!!

  • Bee

    a treaty between blair and chuck? um.. WHAT? thats sounds so seriously lame.

    and wow i’m excited for that october 28th episode of grey’s
    1. documentary style-this sound interesting and love when grey’s does stuff outside of its normal style, so this should be great
    2. deals with more shooting aftermath
    3. calzona developments
    4. guest stars

  • serena

    “In fact, the entire ep will be shot from the POV of the crew, so if shaky-cam makes you queasy you’d best pop a Dramamine before showtime.”

    AHH that’s just like ER’s season 4 premiere episode! Can’t wait!

    • martina

      Yeah, they just need it to go live to be a complete rip-off. Get your own ideas, Shonda!

    • Lila

      Plus like 90% of any tv show ever that is centered on a business/company/group of people who do some kind of work together…

    • marciekr

      I think MASH did this first.

      • Carrie #2

        Yup, it did. :)

    • scully

      The x-files did a “crossover” with Cops which was very similar too

  • martina

    Hope they don’t actually remove The Whole Truth. It’s an AMAZING show. Too bad people tend to prejudge things instead of watching them.

    • Kvivik

      I just watched the Judd Hirsch episode. I really think The Whole Truth is a great show. I’m sad the networks are being so stupid about ratings before 6 episodes of ANY show air. They need to realize there’s late bloomers in their sched’s. Plus, HALLELUJAH that Dallas is NOT going to be a redo of JR and Bobby. They did have kids…and by now would have grand kids.

      • martina

        Yeah, they should give it some time for it to grow on some people. It is not like any other law show out there. Plus, I appreciate my Maura Tierney’s weekly dose.

  • Dave

    Any chance “Lone Star” will go to cable?

  • M&M


    • M&M


    • Puneeth

      ROFL yes its a show . yes Brennan IS thoughtless (but that’s how she is she’s alyaws been alone, alyaws had to make decisions for herself) BUT she HAS to learn to compromise and consider other people feelings and stop being selfish, something she only does in hindsight. Booth is right on this one if they are going to make it as a couple, they have to do things together, make decisions together, move forward together she is not a singular entity any more GO BOOTH!!!

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