Monday, August 3, 2009


Lexi in Las Vegas: Got any True Blood goodies about my beloved Alexander Skarsgård?
If Alexander Skarsgård waxing poetic on his character Eric is a goodie, then, yes, my friend, we have more True Blood goodies: "Eric was kind of misunderstood. A lot of people would come up to me and say, 'Oh, you're the evil...the bad guy.' I always had to defend him because there's more to him than that," says Alexander. "I actually got a chance to show that [this season]. I mean, he is a badass, of course, but I'm just happy because as an actor, you shouldn't play the same note for two years. You have to show different layers and go deeper and show that there's more to the character than that. And I've had fun this season because I have been able to show that he does have a sensitive side, a loyal side. He doesn't care for a lot of people, and not for a lot of vampires either, but the ones he cares about he's very, very, very loyal and devoted to."

Sara in Chicago: I haven't read the Sookie Stackhouse novels. How close is the Sookie in the books to the Sookie on True Blood?
Anna Paquin, who plays Sookie on True Blood, says they are one in the same. "I read the books rabidly," she says. "I felt that the Sookie that was on the page and the script was very much like the Sookie in the books."

Lyndsey in Redondo Beach, Calif.: I heard a rumor that Emily Deschanel's sister Zooey might be on Bones. True or false?
Will you accept a "hopefully"? We heard the same thing about the lovely Zooey Deschanel, so we asked her sister Emily at Comic-Con, and she told us this: "We've been trying to get her on. We haven't figured that out yet. She's a very busy person." Added Bones show runner Hart Hanson, "We've actually written parts that she can do, and then it doesn't work out. We'll just keep trying."

Meredith in Calgary, Canada: I need some news on True Blood!
Next week on True Blood, when poor dead zombie Daphne's (Ashley Jones) body is discovered, people start to suspect that Sam (Sam Trammell) killed her. Awww...poor guy can't catch a break. Also, Sookie and Eric grow closer over the next few episodes, after our fave Viking vamp is injured and needs her help. Do you consider that news awful or awesome? Post in the comments!

Melissa in Wilmington, Del.: Got any Lost news? I'm so excited for the new season since Comic-Con!
In case you missed it last week, we broke the news that Dominic Monaghan returns as Charlie Pace for three episodes in Lost season six. Yay!

Michelle in Rancho Bernardo, Calif.: More Smallville scoop please! What's coming up with Tess?
Tess Mercer (Cassidy Freeman) is going to be in some big trouble when the new season of Smallville kicks off. In the season-nine promo shown at Comic-Con, Tess is fighting with Major Zod (Callum Blue) himself. Cassidy exclusively tells us, "We start out heavy. In the first episode, we start out really going at it, and it's really fun." So is Tess biting off more than she can chew this season on Smallville? "She has to figure out whether she's screwed the pooch or whether she's doing a good thing. She hasn't figured it out yet, but she absolutely will," says Cassidy.

Eleanor in Salt Lake City: Any new news on Supernatural?
Jim Beaver told us to expect a huge Bobby-related twist early in Supernatural's fifth season. He says, "There's something pretty big that happens with Bobby in the first episodes. Really big. It's going to have a huge impact on his relationship with the boys—but I don't know what that impact is, because I've only seen the first three scripts."

Linda in Pomona, Calif.: Got any Dollhouse news?
Boy do we. Show runner Joss Whedon spilled some Dollhouse dish at the Television Critics Association tour about what's in store for Echo (Eliza Dushku). Joss says, "Echo starts really realizing that as a person, she not only exists, but that she has a mission—that she has something she wants. This year we are going to see the results of everything she went through last year, particularly the event with Alpha where she was downloaded with all of her personalities. We are going to see what effect that's had on her, and we are going to find her to be a great deal less passive and a great deal more directed in what she wants, and that is, of course, going to make her life a lot harder. And the more she finds out about what is going on around her and the more we find out, the creepier it is going to get, because creepy is what it makes it fun."

Tim in Pittsburgh: With Amy Acker now on Happy Town, will she be in Dollhouse next season?
Dollhouse boss Joss Whedon can answer this for you: "Yes, and it is not nearly as much as we would like, but we are going to make the most of [Amy Acker] in those few."

Edith in Youngstown, Ohio: Can you give us a hint about the "horrifying" thing in the Sons of Anarchy season premiere?
We are not spilling a word on Sons of Anarchy's horrifying twist, but we do have some happy news to offer you instead: You Jax fans should be mighty pleased to see buck-naked Charlie Hunnam in a shower scene toward the end of the season-two premiere. The view is very satisfying, and you'll also learn that in the month or so since the season-one finale, Jax has gotten himself a new tattoo that includes the name of another character on the show. Guesses?

Jamie in St. Cloud, Minn.: Don't laugh, but my mom's favorite show is Monk, and she wanted to know if you had any info about the final season?
The eighth and final season of Monk premieres this Friday with a hilarious Brady Bunch parody episode. Apparently Monk is obsessed with The Cooper Clan, which served as his surrogate TV family in childhood. When he meets a now-grown-up Cooper, played by Weeds' Elizabeth Perkins, he's initially delighted, but then he reads her autobiography and learns that she's actually a strung-out whore. Watching that reality smack Monk in the face is hilarious, as is a blackout dream sequence where we see Monk in bell bottoms and an Afro as "Adrian Cooper," the most beloved member of the Cooper clan.

Kayla in Irvine, Calif.: Is Dexter's baby going to have the Dark Passenger inside of him as well?
As we teased before, Dexter is open to talking to his boy Harrison about his little secret, but as far as little Harry being a future serial killer, Michael C. Hall says, "He's yet to show any demonstrable signs to show that he wants to kill." Whew, because his dad being a serial killer is enough for one family!

Sally in Baltimore: Enough about Dexter and his new baby. What about his new stepkids?
Rita's kids are definitely growing up this season, but Astor (Christina Robinson) is headed into tween territory, and it's not pretty. "Astor has a little bit more attitude, and she isn't quite as happy just to be a kid. She's flexing her young-woman muscles, and it perplexes Dexter," show runner Sara Colleton tells us. Dex is finally going to get to play dad, too, when little A falls for the local heartthrob. "There's a very hip, cool, older kid in the neighborhood whom she develops a very big crush on." And Cody (Preston Bailey) is still blissfully innocent, with "a swimming pool next door and all the food that he can eat. He literally says, 'I want to be just like Dexter.' " Uh-oh, that could be dangerous. Stay tuned.

Kerrin in Portland, Maine: Can we get some scoop on Warehouse 13? I'm loving it!
So are we! Don't tell Artie, but Warehouse 13 executive producers David Simkins and Jack Kenny shared some secrets about what's in store for the storage-facility caretaker and his cohorts: "Later in the season, we meet a group called the Regents (nine average people, kind of like the Supreme Court, who make decisions about the warehouse) and see the dynamic between them and Artie and Mrs. Frederic. And we have a big surprise coming up with Leena at the very end of the season—a lot of things get turned on their heads. There are several surprises." Also, Leena's permanent houseguests, agents Pete and Myka, "go on a difficult hunt" for something that's long eluded Artie. "And unfortunately," Kenny says, "they find it."

Source: E!

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