Sunday, August 31, 2008
Episode 2x02 "Automatic for the People"
(previously known as No Good Deed")
Sarah and Cameron investigate a nuclear power plant; John grows less enthusiastic about academics, but flourishes socially with the help of a new friend; Catherine Weaver gets another piece of the puzzle for her pet project.
Saturday, August 30, 2008
Friday, August 29, 2008
Thursday, August 28, 2008
Peacock execs said they were pleased with the first six episodes in "Chuck's" second season and wanted to keep the momentum going."This show has really hit its stride and deserves a full-season commitment to carry out the producers' vision for this unique series," said Teri Weinberg, exec veep of NBC Entertainment."Chuck" launched last year but was cut short by the writers strike. Rather than bring it back in the spring, NBC opted to hold the show back and relaunch it this fall.
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Matt: 'Tis true. As you'll see on Monday night, Scofield books a (truly grueling) date with a dermatologist so as to better safeguard his identity as well as afford him greater wardrobe options (including shirtlessness, the ladyfolk hope). "It was a laborious process putting that [fake tattoo] on," says a relieved Wentworth Miller. "I am looking forward to rolling my sleeves up!" (FYI: I'm one-and-a-half episodes into the new season, and he has yet to do that. Patience!)
Got any scoop on Season 3 of Kyle XY? – Jackson
Matt: Do I have a belly button? Of course I do! When the series picks up in January (and right after the prom), we'll see that like all good "super heroes," Kyle will start to worry that his honey, Amanda, isn't safe in his life. Someone must then see an opportunity, because Kyle fires up a new flame by season's end.
I want to thank you for all the spoilers you give us regarding Smallville, but what about non-'shipper Lois Lane info? What will she doing besides working with Clark? How will her relationship be with her new boss, Tess Mercer? What will she think about Chloe's new friend, aka Doomsday? — Celia
Matt: Fine, twist my arm, make me schedule some quality time with Erica Durance. Keep an eye out for that Q&A!
Is Stark permanently gone from Eureka? For real? His death really screws with the show's fantastic dynamics. — Vanessa
Mickey: Call it The Lost Effect, but I feel like half my job lately is verifying that TV characters who have died are actually dead. So here's another: R.I.P., Nathan Stark (Ed Quinn), who is truly six feet under. "Anything is possible in Eureka," allows series co-creator Jaime Paglia, "but we aren't trying to pull the rug out from the audience." Though Stark's passing resolves the Stark-Allison-Carter triangle, Paglia promises that "surprising" new characters will change up the dynamics (I swear, he totally used the same word) in revealing ways. So stay tuned.
Source: TV Guide
Question: Do you have any new Lois/Clark Smallville scoop? -- Trish
Ausiello: At some point within the first seven episodes, one of them will confess their love for the other. (Hint: The one doing the confessing is not pictured to the left.) Also within that time frame: Jimmy will ****** *** Clark's ******.
Question: Please give me some good news regarding Cameron and House. -- Tammy
Ausiello: Not exactly sure if this qualifies as good, but Cameron starts spending a lot of time at Wilson's pad in the first two episodes. Officially, she's sprinkling some of her special widower fairy dust on his Amber-grieving soul. Unofficially, I'm guessing they had to....well....um....Once again Wikipedia comes through in a pinch!
Question: Just three weeks until House returns! Give us something! -- Kristina
Ausiello: Call me crazy, but I was getting a serious Damages vibe after watching the Sept. 16 season premiere.
Question: Huh? Fox's official House site lists Thirteen's real name as Rena Hadley. I thought her real name was Remy? -- Polly
Ausiello: It was! It is! A House rep tells me someone goofed and listed her name as Rena on the site. It should be fixed by the time you read this.
Question: Got any spoilers on Chuck? Please, I'm writing to you all the way from Spain! -- Miguel
Ausiello: Anyone know how you say "Simma down now" in Spanish? Anywho, Chuck boss Josh Schwartz reveals in this week's episode of Ausiello TV that "a major character dies" in the Sept. 29 season premiere. To find out what else Schwartz has to say, click here and watch the damn thing.
Question: Is there anything you can spill about the second season of Burn Notice? -- Meredith
Ausiello: Nothing major. Just a little thing called a freakin' 4400 reunion! Scott Peters (a.k.a. The 4400's creator) is directing this season's 12th episode, which features a guest turn by none other than The 4400's No. 1 stud Joel Gretsch. That's the good news. The bad news is it'll be a while before anyone sees the episode. You see, Burn Notice is doing that annoying cable thing and splitting its current, 16-episode second season into two mini-seasons. Season 2.A wraps with episode nine on Sept. 18, and Season 2.B picks up with episode 10 in early January. That puts Episode 12 on the air around February....just in time for my birthday!
Question: Anything on Lost that you haven't been telling us? -- Brenda
Ausiello: Yep. Tons.
Question: What will change Dexter's life forever at the end of the first episode of the new season? -- Claire
Ausiello: The answer to this question can be summed up in two little words, neither of which I'll be revealing here.
Question: I haven't seen a Heroes scoop in quite awhile. Can you make like future Hiro and give us a small morsel? -- Liz
Ausiello: It's official: Seth Green and Breckin will be geeking out for an episode or two (or three?) later this fall. Their deals closed last week.
Question: Since you've got the inside track, any reviews or early scoops on the HBO series True Blood? -- Michael
Ausiello: I still haven't gotten around to watching it yet. Well, that's not entirely true. I accidentally popped in the DVD for episode 5 thinking it was the season premiere of Entourage. My first reaction? Johnny Drama must have spent the hiatus getting cast in some really awful direct-to-DVD vampire flick. I kid you not.
Question: I was wondering if you knew anything about the renewal status of my favorite show, ABC Family's The Middleman. I hear the ratings aren't great. -- Julie
Ausiello: You heard right. As a result, it appears Middleman is on the verge of going on a permanent hiatus. Interesting factoid: I hear a lot of industry folks are really into the show and its leading lady, Natalie Morales. The feeling is she's going to be what's known as a huge-ass star.
Question: I, for one, am psyched that Michelle Rodriguez is returning to Lost. But my question pertains to your scoop last week about the casting of Darlene and Jill, or Doc Jensen's theoretical analysis of your scoop. Was he suggesting what I think he was suggesting? -- Dawn
Ausiello: I don't know what you think he was suggesting. But I think he was suggesting that that the left-behinders got tossed back in time when Ben cranked the donkey wheel, and we're about to get a glimpse of the early Dharma days!
Source: Ausiello @ EW
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Jason, an old camp friend of Shawn and Gus comes to them saying he bought the camp they all had attended together and is reopening it soon. When he tells them that a counselor has gone missing, Shawn freaks out because the reason the camp was closed to begin with was a kid died there when they were younger. They agree to come out and try and help find the missing counselor, but when they get out there, things aren't looking like they thought they would. Jason seems like a totally different person, another counselor goes missing, they find bloody clothes in the dryer... Freaked out, Shawn calls Juliet out to help and when he finally figures out what is going on, what he reveals surprises almost everyone.
As I previously reported, the NBC spymedy (new word, thoughts?) will feature guest star Jordana Brewster in a multi-episode arc as Chuck’s college girlfriend Jill, while Nicole Richie will pop up in an October ep as a gun-toting former Mean Girl/classmate of Chuck’s CIA gal pal, Sarah Walker (Yvonne Strahovski). Now, sources confirm to me exclusively that Morgan Fairchild and Bruce “Scarecrow” Boxleitner have just been cast as the parents of Ryan McPartlin’s Captain Awesome.
Fairchild, recently seen -- by a few people, anyway -- bitchslapping Bo Derek on MyNetworkTV’s Fashion House, will play Dr. Honey Woodcombe. She arrives in time to take over help plan her son’s wedding to Chuck’s sister, Ellie (Sarah Lancaster). Boxleitner will be her awesomely named husband, Dr. Woody Woodcombe, who is said to be very excited to help welcome Ellie into his family — maybe too excited. (Gross. I love it!)
Meanwhile, I spy yet another Alias/Chuck connection: Carl Lumbly, aka Alias’ Marcus Dixon, will appear this fall as “sensei” to NSA agent Casey (Adam Baldwin). "
For him, the finale is "heartbreaking," he said during FanExpo 2008 in Toronto, courtesy of The TV Addict.
"I'm telling you this for a reason, because I don't wnat you guys to think you're going to go through this without getting yourself really twisted ... it's brutal what happens to us," Olmos said. "Not many of us make it."
Olmos shares some other tidbits about the show, including how both Aaron Douglas and Michael Hogan -- who play Chief Tyrol and Col. Tigh in the series -- were mad about becoming Cylons, something Hogan himself shared with reporters last year (including SyFy Portal) on the set of "Battlestar Galactica." In fact, Hogan still refuses to accept his character is a Cylon, even after filming ended, Olmos said.
Olmos also shared details about the upcoming Battlestar telemovie, including the fact that it will focus mostly on the first three seasons of the series, and be a very Tyrol-specific story, which will give Aaron Douglas a starring role.
"Battlestar Galactica" returns with its final episodes in January on SciFi Channel, and the telemovie -- written by Jane Espenson and directed by Olmos -- is expected to hit store shelves in the summer."