Tuesday, January 12, 2010


Sarah in Charlotte, N.C.: After Friday's amazing Dollhouse episode, it really stinks that Fox canceled it. Can't SyFy pick it up?
Sadly, back in November when Dollhouse's cancellation was first announced, Syfy preemptively tweeted that: "Looks like Fox finally canceled Dollhouse. (No, I don't think we'll pick it up.)" As amazing as these last few episodes of Dollhouse have been, it seems pretty certain that the season finale airing in two weeks will indeed be a series finale. That's OK though, because we're going to collectively get Enver Gjokaj, Dichen Lachmann, Miracle Laurie, Tahmoh Penikett, Fran Kranz and Olivia Williams, and everyone else in the cast awesome new jobs.

Penelope in Australia: Thank you so much for the 12 Days of Lost-mas. Got any more Lost scoop to share?
Guyliner spokesmodel and Lost mystery man Richard Alpert is getting the spotlight! I'm told that Nestor Carbonell shot a big episode all about Richard Alpert right before the holidays.

Trace in Cape Coral, Fla.: So excited about the news of more Glee! What else can you tell us about the upcoming eps?
Let's throw that Q to the Glee kids themselves, shall we? Jenna Ushkowitz tells us, "The production value is going to get bigger and the story lines are going to get crazier. Obviously you can see we don't wait for anything. We're just excited about that. I think the bar has been raised, and so just by that we're being challenged." And Cory Monteith spills, "The boundaries get pushed in a big way actually. More so in than in the first half of the season." (By the way, I'm headed to the Fox party right now, so if you have Glee or other Fox Q's, send them to me via twitter, @kristinalert.)

Scott in Phoenix, Ariz.: The season premiere of Big Love was awesome! What are we in for next week?
Sarah (Amanda Seyfried) asks Heather (Tina Marjorino) to participate in the biggest day of her life so far. Heather's reluctant at first but eventually turns out to be a total champ about it. Meanwhile, Joey (Shawn Doyle) and Nicki (Chloƫ Sevigny) continue to push their "Bill as prophet" program, and Alby (Matt Ross) continues stalking his high-falutin' fella from the park.

Jamie in Austin, Texas: You've been holding out on the Leverage scoop, lady!
Let go of all of your doubts about Jeri Ryan stepping in as Leverage's designated grifter babe while Gina Bellman is on maternity leave. Jeri's non-nonsense character Tara doesn't really understand Nathan's (Timothy Hutton) free-wheeling way of doing business, but she's willing to learn and they turn out to be a great professional pairing. Leverage returns for a winter mini-season beginning this Wednesday at 10 p.m.

Jane in Poughkeepsie, N.Y.: What's this about there being new alters this season on United States of Tara? We're not losing any alters, are we?
Nope, all the existing ones are present and accounted for, but Toni Collette tells us that there will be at least two new alters. According to Tara creator Diablo Cody, "The new alter is named Shoshanna, and she's a mentor of sorts. She recognized that the family was in need of help...Shoshanna is very resourceful in that way." And Toni says that "Shoshanna is someone who has a direct relationship with Tara." (This season of USoT features the alters talking directly to Tara for the first time, rather than gliding into scenes in their "alter" costumes.)

Berkeley in Reston, Va.: Is Peter really evil on White Collar?
Peter's (Tim DeKay) evilness theoretically remains an open question after the White Collar premiere, as does Neal's (Matt Bomer) trustworthiness, for that matter. However, we're granted a full and fairly gratifying explanation of Peter's involvement in the Kate situation that will probably help you decide for pretty easily yourself if you think he's a good guy. White Collar returns to USA on Jan. 19.

Meredith in New York City: Psych is back! So exciting! Tell us everything!
You guys are going to love the winter-season premiere on Jan. 27. It's one of their best eps in a while. WWE wrestler Jon Cena is surprisingly good (and charming!) as Juliet's (Maggie Lawson) big brother Ewen, and his presence leads to some very nice moments between Juliet and Shawn (James Roday). Oh, and speaking of Shawn and his love interests, there's a turn in his relationship with Rachel Leigh Cook's character that you guys will not hate.

Jill in Bentonville, Ark.: So excited for new eps of Burn Notice! What do we have to look forward to?
Have you heard about the Cagney & Lacey reunion? Tyne Daly guest stars on the winter-season premiere on Jan. 21, and Michael forces his mom (Sharon Gless) to cultivate Tyne's character as in intelligence asset, because, he says, they share a wardrobe and a cigarette brand. It's good stuff, even if you were born after Cagney & Lacey ended and you've never seen an ep in your life. In other news, Sam (Bruce Campbell) helps Michael Weston (Jeffrey Donovan) investigate his new nemesis, while Michael and Fiona (Gabrielle Anwar) continue to, uh, punch up their relationship after Fiona's attempt to leave Miami and return to Ireland earlier this season.

Sera: Hi Kristin! I know I'm one of, like, three people who still cares about Heroes, but after your reporting about his exit, I was extremely surprised to read about Adrian Pasdar being on set just before they broke for the holidays. Anything spoilery to it, do you know? Judging by the results of that poll you did on his exit, I'm not the only one crossing my fingers that there is!
I'm crossing my fingers we'll see him again, too. But I'm told that as of now there are no plans for Adrian's return. A rep for Heroes tells me Pasdar was on the Heroes set visiting friends that day, after spending time with the NBC team helping out at the L.A. Food Bank.

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