Question: Ausiello, I really need some Glee scoop. —Lucio
Ausiello: If you liked last fall’s “Wheels” installment, then rumor has it you’re going to love the third episode back. And by love I mean cry like a teething baby that’s just been dropped on its head. It’s probably no coincidence that both episodes share the same Emmy-winning director: Paris Barclay.
Question: Any updates on Neil Patrick Harris’ Glee appearance? Is it definitely happening? —Evan
Ausiello: While there’s nothing official to report yet, a major — and perhaps final — hurdle has been cleared: CBS has signed off on the deal.
Question: I am dying (of boredom) and my final wish is for a juicy Smallville spoiler. —Sarita
Ausiello: I hope you survive long enough to catch the Valentine’s Day-themed episode on Feb. 19, because it features two things no Smallville fan should miss: Lois dancing in a wedding dress and a catfight between Chloe and Tess!
Question: Have you heard when Lie to Me will be coming back? —Angela
Ausiello: The show’s boss, Shawn Ryan, tweeted earlier this week that the “most likely outcome is a long run of all-new eps starting in May/June.”
Question: How about a scoop on this week’s winter finale of Fringe? —Will
Ausiello: On the Peter/Olivia romance front, there’s a near-kiss, and a maybe-date. On the “Over Here”/”Over There” mythology front, Olivia has a major revelation about Peter after she returns to Jacksonville (a.k.a. the site of her experimentation at the hands of Walter).
Question: When will Astrid get her own storyline on Fringe? —Thomas
Ausiello: According to consulting producer Akiva Goldsman, “One of the things we’re talking about for next season is seeing some more of her life, understanding her more, and giving her some time to shoulder more episodes.”
Question: I have a Chuck query. I was wondering if anyone else will be finding out about Chuck’s secret in the near future? —Jenny
Ausiello: If by near future you mean this season then yes, someone else will be finding out about Chuck’s secret in the near future. In fact, this unnamed individual will not only uncover the truth about Chuck’s other life, he/she will end up joining him on a mission. And if you saw Monday’s immensely entertaining and hugely pivotal episode, you know it can really only be one of two people.
Question: You rock for bringing us that fantastic clip from Monday’s Cuddy-centric episode of House. You would rock even more if you told us if there’s any good Huddy action in the episode. —Tammy
Ausiello: Cuddy interrupts an intimate moment between a naked House and another woman. And this isn’t Huddy-related, but Generation Xers should be forewarned that there’s something — actually, someone — in the episode that will make you feel really old.
Question: Week after week after week I ask for some Legend of the Seeker scoop, and week after week after week my hopes are dashed. But you won’t break me. I’ll keep on asking you. So, what’s coming up on one of the most underrated shows on television? —Jeff
Ausiello: Go out and buy yourself one of those Win for Life lottery scratch-offs, because today is your lucky day. Exec producer Ken Biller just dropped this mammoth spoiler on my lap: “One of our leads — I won’t say who — is going to die.” Wait, there’s more! In an episode slated to air later this month, “Kahlen is going to suddenly find herself without her powers, which not only puts her in danger, but also creates a situation in which she is potentially no longer a danger to Richard. The question [then] becomes, ‘Can they in fact be together?’ Of course as the episode unfolds, we realize everything is not what it seems. The situation is far more complicated than it originally appears.”
Question: Any Vampire Diaries scoop? I really loved the Damon and Elena interaction we got. Will we get more? —Jezz
Ausiello: Indeed you will. “Damon is obsessed with Elena’s doppelganger, and if one day Elena’s doppelganger is not in the picture, it’s an immediate transference,” explains exec producer Julie Plec. “We’ll see him have an evolution of feelings for her. And, over time, we’ll see her wonder if there’s something redeemable about this guy.”