Thursday, July 31, 2008
"Rory Cochrane, whose dearly departed CSI: Miami character managed to resurface last season (as an ethereal vision of Delko's), has joined the ensemble of Fox's 24 for this coming season, sources tell me exclusively. Cochrane will be filling the recurring role of Greg Seaton, a crony of Jon Voight's big very baddie."
Source: TV Guide
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Mickey: Very observant, Kerry, but I'm told their absence is not significant. Both Morrison and Spencer remain series regulars. In fact, an upcoming ep promises to shed new light on the couple.
Any romantic relationships for Dr. House this season? — Stephanie
Mickey: There's a rumor that he and Cuddy will stop circling and start canoodling this season, but you didn't hear it from me!
Give me some awesome Clois scoop. — Danny
Matt: You want awesome? We've got awesome. Our Comic-Con video Q&A with half of Smallville's show-running team, Todd Slavkin and Darren Swimmer, is about to go live. When it does, you will hear TVGuide.com's Erin Fox procure this glorious sound bite: "We've played Clark and Lois as brothers and sister, basically, so far... but this season, things change. [Working together at the 'Planet'] they can't deny that there are feelings there."
Can we get more info about Clark and Lois both working at the "Daily Planet"? — Kassandra
Matt: OK, just one more excerpt, but then I'm done robbing Erin Peter to pay Mega Buzz Paul: "The romantic banter, a la Moonlighting... the fans are going to love it," says Swimmer. Banter shmanter — is Clark's pencil going to get sharpened? The answer to that... is coming when the video goes up, folks. In the meantime, enjoy these vids featuring Allison Mack, Justin Hartley and Sam Witwer (aka Doomsday).
I thoroughly enjoyed CBS' recent repeats of Dexter. Any chance they will air more? — Curlie
Mickey: According to CBS prez Nina Tassler, no. During the TCA press tour, she called the cable-to-network re-editings and -airings "an interesting experiment," but not one they are likely to repeat.
"The Buy More smells just like Best Buy," you say? Please elaborate on your TCA set visit and throw us Chuck fans a bone! — Calvin
Matt: Yes, the video crew and I visited the Buy More set during TCA week, and there I interviewed Zachary Levi, Joshua Gomez and Adam Baldwin. (Remind me that Yvonne was MIA and I shall smack you.) Scoopage-wise, I am sad to report that what Ms. Strahovski told me at TV Guide's Sexiest Stars party — that Sarah will move in with Chuck — has not yet come to pass, and production is at least eight episodes into the new season. What's up with that? Series creator Josh Schwartz tells me the plan still is for the secret and the agent to cohabitate, "but not for a little while."
I was wondering if Bones is ever going to meet her extended family (e.g. her mother's sisters)? Max told her about them but it was never mentioned after that. — Paula
Mickey: I'm hearing that it's possible, but not planned at this time. Getting to know Booth's family, on the other hand, is another story.
Source: TV Guide
Question: Do you have anything new on my favorite show, Chuck? — Laura
Ausiello: Yes, but let me preface this by saying some of this may have already been reported at that big fat spoiler confab known as Comic-Con. In the Sept. 29 season premiere, Chuck and Sarah finally set a date… to go on a date — a real date. Not surprisingly, things don't go smoothly. Actually, things don't go at all, thanks to one Mr. Adam Baldwin. Looking beyond the premiere, I hear John Larroquette gives his funniest performance since his Night Court days when he guests as a retired 007 in October. As an added bonus, his episode also features the inimitable Melinda Clark sporting her most over-the-top accessory yet: a thick Russian accent. Sometimes Josh Schwartz gives me gifts. And sometimes I pay it forward. Case in point: Look what I just found.
Question: Were you one of the lucky few thousand who saw the Heroes premiere at Comic-Con? — Erik
Ausiello: I actually skipped out on Comic-Con this year due to, um, er… security reasons. Yeah, that's it. Luckily, my trusty moles were out in full force. One of them even attended the packed Heroes screening, and he/she reports that the Season 3 premiere is "excellent and far less confusing than last season." My spywitness adds that the episode has several funny moments and "a really scary scene reminiscent of the Scream movies."
Question: Thanks for the awesome interview with Katie Jacobs from House! Surely, you saved a few sound bites for AA, right? — Jonathan
Ausiello: You guys know all my tricks. Yes, I banked a few juicy bits, beginning with scoop on Thirteen's real first name. Actually, it's more of a non-scoop since Jacobs says that particular mystery may never be solved. For the foreseeable future, Olivia Wilde's alter ego will continue to go by Thirteen or Dr. Hadley — although in the wake of her Huntington's diagnosis, you can probably add Evil Knievel to that list, too. "She's always been something of a risk taker," Jacobs explains. "And now that she knows she has this fatal illness, it causes her to make certain choices that may not be considered all that responsible. She's on an interesting journey."
Question: I didn't attend Comic-Con and I'm too lazy to scour the web looking for a transcript of the Lost panel, so whaddaya say you save me the trouble and give me a quick rundown of the major Lost spoilers that Team Darlton revealed? — Nicole
Ausiello: Unfortunately, I'm even lazier than you, so I wouldn't touch that assignment with a 10-foot pole. I would, however, email EW's Doc Jensen (who moderated said Lost panel) and kindly ask him to do it for both of us. Below are what he considers to be the major takeaways, bullet-pointed for your convenience.
• Richard Alpert will figure prominently in Season 5.
• The whole notion of "flashbacks" and "flash-forwards" will be reinvented, suggesting that upcoming episodes will span multiple time periods and perspectives.
• Jin will be back, but there's no word if he's dead or alive.
• It was strongly suggested that Faraday survived.
• Faraday's notebook will play a prominent role this season.
• We'll finally get Rousseau's back-story, but Darlton cautioned that it would be wrong to call it a "flashback" episode.
Source: Ausiello @ EW
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Episode 8x05 "Committed"
Someone is abducting young couples (including Chloe and Jimmy), and Lois and Clark pose as a couple themselves to investigate.- Lois proves herself to be a supporter of a Chloe & Clark pairing.
Airs: October 16, 2008
What my source told me seems to jibe perfectly with everything we've heard straight from the mouths of Damon and Carlton at TCA and Comic-Con-
-It could be incredibly confusing
-Think about the Jin and Sun episode from last season.
-In particular, this new story structure (which we'll discuss more as it gets closer to the new season) seems to ease my biggest fear about season five: separated characters and character groups. So before the secret gets out and everyone starts bitching about the confusing part, I'd like to say thanks, writers, for listening to us fans about wanting to see our faves continue to share adventures. Cheers.
Halo in St. Paul, Minn.: I would love to hear something about Heroes!
Tessa in Albuquerque, N.M.: Kristin, thanks for the Chuck scoop from Comic-Con! The panel was amazing, but I have to ask: Who is doing the same-sex kissing this season?! They never said!
Mischa in Mendocino, Calif.: I love Dexter! Can I please get a little scoop on the rest of the boys on there?
Alison in Jackson, Tenn.: I'm in need of some killer scoop on everyone's favorite and hottest serial killer, Dexter Morgan.
Emily in San Diego: I heard there are tons of superheroes heading toward Smallville this season. What can you dish?
Monday, July 28, 2008
Sunday, July 27, 2008
Been waiting years to learn more about Sam and Dean's mom on Supernatural? Your wish will come true early this Fall. Word is we'll flash back to the beginning of John (Daddy Winchester) and Mary (Mommy Winchester)'s relationship in the season's fourth episode. I'm hearing Mary was still in high school when they first met, so we'll see Sam and Dean's maternal grandparents as well.