Question: Any news on a possible Chuck renewal? A petition for a third season has already started. --Dianne
Ausiello: Petitions are nice. Viewers are nicer. With that in mind, here's a recap of all the mind-blowing stuff coming up this spring on TV's funniest comedy:
• Multiple weddings
• Multiple weddings
• A shocking death
• Morgan departs the Buy More
• Chuck and his father are reunited
• Chuck and Sarah are going further than they ever have before
• Chevy Chase
• The return of Jeffster
• The return of Bryce
• The return of the Awesomes
• A game-changing twist that will (hopefully) launch the show into season 3.
Question: Do you have anything on Prison Break's last episodes? --Abby
Ausiello: Yes, but perhaps nothing that'll really surprise you. I mean, it's Prison Break -- you kinda figure people are gonna die (like, several of 'em). Aside from that, a few past characters are gonna resurface (including C-Note and Sofia), and the Company is gonna get shut down. (Yay!) Hey, on second thought, this might titillate you: Apparently, Michael is smacked with a Sophie's choice and has to decide whether to save Lincoln's head or Sara's. And since she's already lost hers once...
Question: How about some Bones scoop? --Amy
Ausiello: The March 26 episode is a big one for Tamara Taylor's Cam, who discovers that her ex-boyfriend has been murdered. "This was the love of her life," explains exec producer Hart Hanson. "She lived with him for two years and raised his daughter. She now has to go back and tell the now-16-year-old daughter -- who doesn't remember her -- that her father is dead. It's a very emotional episode for us. And Tamara is brilliant in it."
Question: I need a Heroes scoop. Got anything juicy? --Aled
Ausiello: Consulting producer Bryan Fuller is putting to rest rumors that Ali Larter wants off the show. "She's not going anywhere," he tells me. "I've never seen somebody so committed to the show as Ali, and the show is absolutely committed to Ali." Fuller says he jumped at the chance to pen an upcoming episode (No. 20) that focuses on Larter's Tracy. "If you look at the 'Fugitives' arc, it all kind of leads up to episode 20 in a nice way," he says. "There's a great twist in her arc." Might that twist be connected to one of the three big deaths coming up (one of which is a fake-out)? Fuller won't budge, except to say Tracy "ends the season in a fantastic way."
Question: Jesse Spencer has already confirmed that he'll be back on House next season, but what about Jennifer Morrison? Is she leaving at the end of this season? --Maria
Ausiello: Not according to series creator David Shore, who insists Morrison figures into his long-term plans. But that's not to say that someone else won't be leaving Princeton-Plainsboro. Asked if he's planning any staff changes heading into the fall, Shore tells me we'll "pretty much see the same cast." Let me call your attention to the following words: Pretty and much.
Question: Do things work out for Wilson and his brother on House? --Monica
Ausiello: If they do, we won't find out this season. "That [story] won't be forgotten," says David Shore. "But that is not where we're going at the end of this year."
Question: Got any 24 scoop? Please tell me there's some Jack and Renee romance on the horizon! --Emily
Ausiello: Hey, Renee's still romantically attached to Larry, although probably not for much longer. I'm told a shocking turn of events will further test their already strained relationship.
Question: April 7 is a long way away. Gimme some good Fringe scoop to ease the pain. Please? --Kelli
Ausiello: "Peter's shady past will catch up with him," reveals exec producer Jeff Pinkner. "Specifically the work he was doing in Iraq at the start of the series. Those criminal doings will have direct consequences to his work on the Fringe team." Got anything else, Mr. Pinkner? "Olivia will learn more about the experiments done to her as a child with the drug Cortexiphan. She'll also meet a man who underwent the same experiments as a child -- but [he] can't control the dangerous results." Got anything else, Mr. Pinkner? [Crickets] Guess not.
Question: Please tell me Chloe isn't dying on Smallville. --Ken
Ausiello: Sorry, but I will have no further comment on the Smallville deaths. I've already said too much. (Pssst: Check my Twitter feed in the coming days for a clue!)
Question: Your frenemy is reporting that a major character will be killed on Lost this season. Is this the same character you've been referring to? --Pamela
Ausiello: Sure isn't. The death I've been teasing is merely major-ish. This new one's major sans the ish.