90210 Spoilers: Scooplet Brenda’s Health Problems

Question: Any idea what Shannen Doherty’s going to be doing on 90210 when she returns?
Ausiello:
Brenda, on the other hand, is going to be getting some very bad news from the doctor, I hear. –- Ausiello Files

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Gilmore Girls in the News….

Lauren Graham will portray the long-suffering fiancee Miss Adelaide to Oliver Platt’s Nathan Detroit in the upcoming revival of “Guys and Dolls,” opening March 1 at the Nederlander Theatre. Previews begin Feb. 3. — AP

Law & Order: SVU: SVU has booked ex-Gilmore Girls matriarch Kelly Bishop to play a defense attorney representing Brenda Blethyn in an episode to air Dec. 2. Clea Duvall and Mike Farrell also appear in the must-see episode. — Ausiello Files

New Heros Spoilers!

Are Micah and Molly ever going to come back to Heroes? They were the cutest things.
Magic 8 Ball says: Outlook not so good. Micah and Molly are not necessarily gone for good, but the show is definitely focused on other storylines for the time being. — Kristin at E!Online

Heroes, Eris Quod Sum

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Episode 3.07: Eris Quod Sum Airdate: October 27, 2008

Sylar retains his abilities, and he seems to join forces with Arthur next week. […] I can tell you that Peter and Sylar are both mama’s boys, and whatever else goes down, they will work together to release their mom from the grip of Arthur Petrelli’s vast and terrible powers. Kristen Bell is back next week as Elle! It seems Elle’s powers now control her, not the other way around. She’s overcome by the electrical forces within her, and when she can’t find HRG to help her, she goes with the next best thing: Claire. Yep, next week Claire and Elle try to team up against Pinehearst – but first they have to overcome the fact that they, you know, hate each other. — Source: Kristin on E!Online

Episode 3.08: Villains Airdate: November 10, 2008

To prepare for the confrontation ahead, Hiro follows respected businessman, husband and father Arthur Petrelli (guest star Robert Forster) in the days before he “died” — to discover what drove him to create rival company Pinehearst and strike at Angela. Later, a moment unfolds where Sylar, horrified and guilt-ridden, might have stopped his murderous pursuit of abilities — that is, if H.R.G. and Elle (guest star Kristen Bell) had swayed from their monstrous assignment. Finally, under the wing of Company man Thompson (guest star Eric Roberts), agent-in-training Meredith (guest star Jessalyn Gelsig) watches her new life go up in smoke, following the arrival of her hot-headed brother. Greg Grunberg, James Kyson Lee, Ali Larter, Hayden Panettiere, Adrian Pasdar, Sendhil Ramamurthy, Dania Ramirez and Milo Ventimiglia also star. Jimmy Jean-Louis, Malcolm McDowell, Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine, Ron Perkins, Blake Shields, and Jeff Staron guest star. — Source: NBC

Summary of spoilers given in the Behind the Eclise Q&A: Episode 3.08 titled “Villains” will show us Sylar’s first kill. — Source: SpoilerTV

Summary of spoilers revealed by Jack Coleman in a BuddyTV interview: Episode 3.08 [is a] flashback episode which is a prequel to the pilot. — Source: SpoilerTV

Episode 3.09: It’s Coming Airdate: November 17, 2008

Episode 3.10: The Eclipse Part 1 — Airdate: November 24, 2008

Summary of spoilers revealed in Behind the Eclipse Q&A #3: Episodes 3.10/11 will reveal more details about The Haitian and his family. — Source: SpoilerTV

Summary of spoilers given in the Behind the Eclise Q&A: In Episode 3.10, Hiro shares a scene with The Turtle. — Source: SpoilerTV

Episode 3.11: The Eclipse Part 2 Airdate: December 2008/January 2009

08/24 – 2 Haitian Militia Men: 18-32. Male. Haitian. Ability to speak French a plus. Two intimidating militia men in Haiti. Co-star. Source: SpoilerTV

Episode 3.12: Our Father Airdate: January 2009

Summary of spoilers given in the Behind the Eclise Q&A: [The episode] will feature a scene with two characters traveling to the past to the moment on the “roof” when HRG was handed Claire. — Source: SpoilerTV
Episode 3.13: War  Airdate: January 2009

Summary of spoilers given in the Behind the Eclise Q&A: Echo from the Webisodes will appear in Episode 3.13 titled War. — Source: SpoilerTV

New Pushing Daisies Spoilers & Petition to Save the Show!

Probably more important than what will happen on Pishing Daisies, is will the show get a full season pick-up.

Here’s how you can get involved and save Pushing Daisies: Make sure to sign the Petition to Save the Show

George Segal and Richard Benjamin have been cast as Olive’s childhood kidnappers. Since she has such fond memories of her abduction, when they escape from prison, they naturally go to her for help to get away. (Think of the eppy as sort of an unofficial Savannah Smiles sequel.) But wait, there’s more: Firefly badass Gina Torres has signed up to play Emerson’s ex-wife. –  Ausiello Files

Question: Has Pushing Daisies ended the storyline with Paul Ruebens? I was a little confused from where they left off last season to where they started this season. Did Chuck reveal her secret to him? Will Pee-wee be back for another adventure?
Ausiello:
“Ended” is the wrong word. Maybe “delayed” is more like it. “I love Paul Reubens, and I love the character Oscar Vibenius,” EP Bryan Fuller tells me. “And I encourage you to write ABC and tell them how much you love him, too. We’ve tried a couple of times this season to bring Paul back and always ended up having to push the story off for various reasons. Right now Oscar is off in the wilds of olfactory science trying to decipher the mysterious scent he discovered specific to Chuck, and if/when he returns, he’ll have a lot to say on the matter.” See what I mean? “Ended” was totally the wrong word. –  Ausiello Files

New Smallville Spoilers: November Sweeps!

Lana comes back a very different and stronger person, and her real reasons for leaving via video message will be revealed. Also, mark your calendars: The Doomsday stuff during November sweeps is awesome.  — Kristin at E!Online

Please tell us which long-running characters will kiss in Episode 12 of Smallville.
Ausiello:
Isn’t it obious? Lana and Clark. — Ausiello Files

Episode 8.07: Identity  Airdate: October 30, 2008

Clark expects Chloe to delete Jimmy’s photo, and she refuses. Chloe tells Clark that this situation has given him the perfect alter ego. “It’s called an alias, Clark,” she says. “Writers have been writing under pen names since the invention of the alphabet. Oliver Queen has the Green Arrow; I think it’s time for you to have one of your own.” Chloe insists to Clark that the photo does not reveal anything about Clark Kent, but it instead gives the world “something that they desperately need right now – a hero.” Lois is paired with a new Daily Planet city reporter named Sebastian who has been assigned to work with her. In actuality, Sebastian has been sent by someone to see if she has some important information. Clark seems a little jealous when Lois is about to show Sebastian the town. Chloe asks Clark if people knowing that someone is out there saving lives would necessarily be a bad thing. Jimmy rifles through the Smallville Ledger and Torch archives to prove that such super-heroics may have been going on for a while – and he asks Clark if there was anyone from high school who may have been suspicious. — Source: KryptonSite

Episode 8.08: Bloodline Airdate: November 6, 2008

Clark receives an anonymous package containing the crystal that Tess found in the Arctic. When he removes the crystal, it activates and sends him and a visiting Lois to the Phantom Zone where they run into Kara (guest star Laura Vandervoort). Kara opens a portal for Lois to return but Zod’s wife Faora escapes with her and takes over Lois’ body. A possessed Lois goes on a rampage in Metropolis. Allison Mack, Aaron Ashmore and Justin Hartley also star. — Source: The CW

Episode 8.09: Abyss  Airdate: November 13, 2008

Brainiac begins removing Chloe’s memories one by one until the only person she remembers is Davis.  Clark realizes the only way to stop Brainiac from taking over Chloe’s mind is to rebuild the Fortress and ask Jor-El to heal her. […] Davis tells Chloe she is marrying the wrong man. — Source: The CW

Episode 8.10: Bride
Airdate: November 20, 2008

It’s Chloe and Jimmy’s wedding day, and Lana Lang returns to Smallville. — Source: The CW

We are going to find out why Lana has returned and where she’s been all these months. We’ll also learn why she left that Dear John video for Clark. And I’m hearing Chloe’s wedding reception will not go as planned. — Source: Kristin on E!Online

Episode 8.12: Bulletproof  Airdate: January 2009

This episode may feature a kiss between two characters (Lana & Clark!) that have been on the show for several years, barring any changes in plans. Since Lois, Davis, and Jimmy are not in the episode, that narrows it down a little bit as to who it might be… — Source: KryptonSite

New Ugly Betty Spoilers!

America Ferrera, Ugly Betty ABC/Ron TomAmanda moves in with Betty, and her first order of business as the new roomie is, naturally, to throw a rooftop rager (party, not temper tantrum). Meanwhile, Marc (Michael Urie) is back with his boyfriend Cliff (David Blue), and Cliff is begging for a little cohabitation. I also hear there  maybe a surprising proposal (surprising even to the one who does the asking). — Kristin at E!Online

Newest One Tree Hill Spoilers! Film Noir Death!

Question: I heard that there are going to be multiple deaths in an episode of One Tree Hill. Is that fact or fiction?
Ausiello:
I can confirm at least one death. In the 1940s-set noir episode penned by Chad Michael Murray, somebody bites the dust when they’re pushed off a bridge. –- Ausiello Files

Is someone really going to be pregnant on One Tree Hill?
Yes. Also, they’re moving toward a pairing with Julian (the movie producer, Peyton’s ex) and Brooke. And Brooke is going to confront her attacker in a scary episode. Not silly Nanny Carrie scary but Psycho Derek scary. — Kristin at E!Online

More Grey’s Anatomy Spoilers: Will Izzie be Leaving?

Episodes 5.23 and 5.24: Here’s To The Future / Now Or Never (Season finale) Airdate: May 14, 2009 from 9 to 11 p.m.

In the last few minutes of the Grey’s Anatomy finale, we see both George and Izzie coding in different rooms; their spirits meeting at the famous elevator, but will they both be pronounced dead when the show returns in the fall? That’s all up in the air now and to be determined….

Exclusive: ‘Grey’s’ boss on finale’s Izzie-George shocker, Mer-Der ‘wedding,’ and more!

Source: The Ausiello Files

Greysanatomy_lMaybe you just watched the season finale of Grey’s Anatomy. And maybe you’re freaking out. Oh, who am I kidding, you are freaking out. Well, good news: Mike Ausiello got off the phone with series creator Shonda Rhimes and obtained exclusive intel on last night’s jaw-dropping climax. Will Izzie and John Doe George survive? Was that really Meredith and Derek’s wedding we witnessed? Is Jessica Capshaw here to stay? Yep. Rhimes answered all those questions and even found time to address the “ghost sex” controversy, Katherine Heigl’s Emmy chances, TR Knight’s alleged unhappiness, and more.

Rumors have been swirling all year that Katherine and TR wanted off the show. The season ends with both their characters’ lives hanging in the balance. Purely coincidental?
SHONDA RHIMES:
I don’t think there are any coincidences. I think Katherine’s stated publicly that she’s happy to stay. I think that there have been lots of rumors about TR, but TR’s never said anything. Take from it what you will.

This kind of cliffhanger almost seems tailor-made to capitalize on some of those headlines and generate buzz.
RHIMES:
You have to remember, I have two shows. It’s not as if I spend a lot of time reading the press. We talk about stuff in the writers’ room that other people have read, but, mostly, we were really moving on character. Every year at the beginning of the season I pitch what the end of the season is going to be. And I literally sat down and pitched the last 10 minutes of this season at the beginning of the season, so we were headed towards the place that we knew we were going to go.

Do you know which one of them lives and which one of them dies?
RHIMES:
Yes. And I don’t know that you should be saying “which one of them lives and which one of them dies.” I know what happens to the characters.

Have you shared this information with Katherine and TR?
RHIMES:
[Silence] I don’t want to answer that. I don’t want to talk about my private conversations with the actors.

Katherine said in a recent interview that she was as much in the dark about Izzie’s fate as anyone. Do you keep this stuff close to the vest in order to prevent leaks?
RHIMES:
There was a joke for a while there that if I got hit by a bus [no one would] know how to end the season. I do feel like a secret’s not a secret if anybody knows about it. It was really about trying to keep the storyline as secret as possible, because I wanted the last moment of the season to be a real surprise.

Did TR ask to be released from his contract?
RHIMES:
I absolutely am not going to talk about any private conversations I had with the actors. I feel like that invades their privacy.

Why haven’t we seen very much of George this season? I understand that there are ebbs and flows on ensemble dramas but…
RHIMES:
There are ebbs and flows. Every character this season has had a lot of ebbs and flows. And every season is shaped differently. With George, I really wanted you to not notice that he wasn’t there for most of this episode. I don’t think anybody noticed because of the way we laid it out this season. He’s an incredibly talented actor. And, actually, he was really lovely and elegant about lying there in all that very painful makeup and prosthetics for much of the episode with no words. That moment where he grabs Meredith’s hand is one of the most affecting moments of the episode, and it was without words.

There was criticism that the Denny hallucinations went on too long without an explanation. Looking back, do you regret not revealing Izzie’s diagnosis sooner?
RHIMES:
Do I regret it? No. As writers, we had a lot of fun figuring out how we were going to tell that story. I don’t regret anything we’ve done. Every season is a learning process for me. This is my first television show. Granted, I’ve done five seasons now, but it’s still my first television show. As we head into season 6 everything is still a learning experience for me. It’s been a great, crazy experiment that has happened fairly publicly, but, for me, it’s been my learning process.

There was a period there where the show was being relentless mocked, especially where the “ghost sex” was concerned. Did you ever take it personally?
RHIMES:
You’re the first person to tell me that, because I, of course, don’t read a lot of press. One thing we’ve gotten used to is being in the public eye and we learned to let everything roll off our backs. We knew where we were going; we had a road map. The rest of the audience didn’t know where we were going. We all thought it was really surprising that anybody thought there was a ghost on our show. We’re a medical show. We thought it was surprising that anybody would look at it and go, “Gee, that’s a ghost.” So that was surprising to us. But, other than that, we took it with a grain of salt.

Did the network stick by you during the initial backlash?
RHIMES:
Yes. [ABC president] Steve [McPherson] and I sat down and talked about what we were going to do before we did it, and figured out how many episodes and everything. I’m in constant contact [with him].

Will Katherine be putting her name back in the Emmy race this season?
RHIMES:
You know, I don’t know. I think she did beautiful work. I think she always does beautiful work.

Did Meredith and Derek really get married last night?
RHIMES:
Their wedding was a Post-it note. We had a big series of discussions about it in the writers’ room. I felt very strongly — very very strongly — that the last thing Meredith Grey would do is put on a wedding dress and walk down an aisle. It just felt wrong to me, Meredith being Meredith. And the Post-it wedding will have big reverberations next season.

Will we still get an official wedding at some point?
RHIMES:
I think they feel it is an official wedding.

Meredith and Derek fans felt a little cheated by the 100th episode because they were led to believe one thing and they got another.
RHIMES:
Yeah, I saw a lot of people felt like, “Oh my god, they promised it was going to be a Meredith and Derek wedding.” I never said it was Meredith and Derek’s wedding, I said it was their wedding day.

Have you figured out how you’re going to work around Ellen Pompeo’s maternity leave next season?
RHIMES:
We’re actually still talking about that. The writers have disbanded for the season and we’re going to come back together at the beginning of June, so we’re still talking about what we’re going to do and what that’s going to mean. Her maternity leave doesn’t actually come into play until later this season. We will have shot a number of episodes by that point. [And] Ellen is extraordinarily optimistic about what she’s going to be able to do. She’s such a trouper and I’m really am grateful to her for it. We’ll take it as it comes.

Will Jessica Capshaw be promoted to a series regular next season?
RHIMES:
I can’t say because we have not renewed anybody’s contract for next season yet.

Are you happy with Jessica Capshaw?
RHIMES:
I love Jessica Capshaw. And when I say love I mean love. She couldn’t be a more wonderful person, and I feel like the chemistry Arizona and Callie have feels like the Meredith and Derek chemistry to me. I find them delightful to watch.

Last question: Looking back at this season, what are you most proud of, and what’s the one thing you would have done differently?
RHIMES:
There are a lot of things I’m proud of this season. I feel like the cast was clicking on all cylinders. I love the addition of Kevin McKidd and Jessica Capshaw. Those were additions that really worked for us. For me, I feel like this was the season where I found my joy in the show again. You do all these episodes of television and there are ebbs and flows and, for me, I feel like I really came back to the show in a way that had a lot more energy.

And what would you have done differently?
RHIMES:
That would mean I have to admit that we made some mistakes, and I’m not going to do that. [Laughs]

Come on, you’re human.
RHIMES:
We tried some stuff that didn’t work this season. I wish that we had been able to find Callie a love interest that sparkled sooner, but we found it in the end, so I feel good about that.

In the first part, entitled “Here’s to the Future” (9:00-10:00 p.m.), Izzie spends time with a fellow cancer patient and contemplates whether or not to undergo a risky surgery, as Mark is ready to take his relationship with Lexie to the next level and a patient makes Owen reassess his place at Seattle Grace. In the second part, “Now or Never” (10:00-11:00 p.m.), George delivers stunning news to Bailey, sending shockwaves throughout the hospital, and Izzie’s friends anxiously await her recovery from surgery. Meanwhile Bailey is surprisingly displeased after being accepted into the pediatric fellowship program, and the victim of a near-fatal traffic accident brings the talents of Seattle Grace’s doctors together. Source: ABC

Grey’s Anatomy (May 14, ABC)
Series creator Shonda Rhimes reportedly told her cast that “life-changing things” are in store for every major Seattle Gracer. Now, Shonda being Shonda, details are scarce. What we do know is that the two-hour finale’s guest-star roster includes Debra Mooney (Everwood) and Liza Weil (Gilmore Girls), respectively playing Owen’s mother and a cancer patient who bonds with Izzie. Among the twists you can count on are a reveal that paves the way for T.R. Knight’s possible exit, and a surprising declaration from one of the interns. Source: TV Guide Online

Preview of ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ 2-Hour Season 5 Finale

Source: Ace Showbiz TV News
In ‘Here’s to Future Days’ and ‘Now or Never’, friends are anxiously waiting for Izzie’s recovery from surgery while George gives a shocking news.

Preview of 'Grey's Anatomy' 2-Hour Season 5 Finale See larger image Thursday, May 14 will be the two-hour finale event of ““. After spending time with a fellow cancer patient, Izzie contemplates whether or not to move forward with a risky surgery, and George delivers some stunning news that sends shockwaves through the hospital. In the first part “Here’s to Future Days” that airs 9/8c, Izzie spends time with a fellow cancer patient and contemplates whether or not to undergo a risky surgery, as Mark is ready to take his relationship with Lexie to the next level and a patient makes Owen reassess his place at Seattle Grace.

Airing right after that at 10/9c is “Now or Never”. George delivers stunning news to Bailey, sending shockwaves throughout the hospital, and Izzie’s friends anxiously await her recovery from surgery. Meanwhile Bailey is surprisingly displeased after being accepted into the pediatric fellowship program, and the victim of a near-fatal traffic accident brings the talents of Seattle Grace’s doctors together. As of what to be expected from the finale before it returns for a sixth season, shared to E! Online, ” …we do ultimately find out what (happens with) George -he does make a big decision in that episode. Izzie has a lot of medical (issues) in that episode. And then we have our normal ER catastrophe that goes on. It’s got to be something bad going on where all the doctors have to assemble. That much I know.”

Episode 5.24 – Now or Never – Promotional Photos

Grey’s Anatomy: See the Shocking Finale Photos

Patrick Dempsey, Ellen Pompeo, Grey's Anatomy So much is happening in this year’s finale of Grey’s Anatomy. Meredith and Derek are possibly getting married, George has a huge decision to make and Izzie’s close to kicking the bucket. On top of all that, Chandra Wilson says there’s a catastrophe in the hospital that brings all the doctors together. Could this season finale be any more action-packed? Take a sneak peek at all the excitement and misery in our Grey’s Anatomy season finale gallery. And is that a dying Izzie (Katherine Heigl) in the gallery? You’ll have to click one of the thumbnails below to find out.

Patrick Dempsey, Ellen Pompeo, Grey's Anatomy TR Knight, Chandra Wilson, Grey's Anatomy Ellen Pompeo, Sandra Oh, Grey's Anatomy Justin Chambers, Patrick Dempsey, Grey's Anatomy Kevin McKidd, Ellen Pompeo, Sara Ramirez, Grey's Anatomy Justin Chambers, Grey's Anatomy Liza Weil, Grey's Anatomy

Update March 2009: New Grey’s Anatomy Spoilers: Izzie Diagnosed with Cancer

New Grey’s Anatomy Spoilers: A Wedding? Are Izzie & Alex getting Married in the Season Finale?

Grey’s Anatomy: Is Izzie Going to Live After All? Katherine Heigl Speaks

Grey's Anatomy, Katherine Heigl, Jeffrey Dean Morgan ABC/RANDY HOLMES

In an article posted by our friends at the HuffPo, Katherine Heigl says she might stay on Grey’s Anatomy (or at least that it’s not for sure that she’ll go), and show runner Shonda Rhimes spills that the show’s 100th episode features the wedding of a twosome you love.

(Wait? Did Shonda Rhimes voluntarily distribute a spoiler? That can’t be right. Mmmm…maybe wedding day doesn’t actually mean wedding. Knowing Grey’s, lightning strikes the bride before any vows are actually read.)

According the report from the show’s 100th-episode party, Heigl says of her future on the show and the fate of her imperiled character Izzie Stevens, “I was assuming that [my character’s days were numbered] at one point and I got a lot of shrugged shoulders and shakes of the head, so I don’t know if that’s a yes or a no. No one will tell me and I don’t know how this is going to go. I don’t know if I live or die. I don’t know how Izzie fares.”

Despite a slow start and the whole dead Denny debacle (we love you Jeffrey Dean Morgan), Izzie’s cancer storyline is at the center of Anatomy‘s current creative renaissance, and right about now the fans are rooting for Iz to live.

So, if a wedding is scheduled to cap off this era in the show’s history, who gets the honors? Well, here’s what Shonda said about that:

“The only thing I’ll tell you about the 100th is that it takes place on Meredith and Derek’s wedding day.”

Awww…after five years of on-again, off-again romance, Mer and Der are about to get the ultimate on-again treatment. Will Mer’s wedding day go better than Cristina’s big day with Burke?

For the record, we’re voting against lightning strikes, strokes at the altar or the shocking returns of secret spouses. Do you think they can pull it off? And are you pulling for Izzie Stevens to live and Katherine Heigl to stay with the show?

Katherine Heigl: I’ll Stay If ‘Grey’s’ Will Have Me

LYNN ELBER, Huffington Post, March 28, 2009

LOS ANGELES — Katherine Heigl said Friday she’s ready to stay with “Grey’s Anatomy” and the decision rests with the show.

Attending a studio party to mark the ABC medical drama’s 100th episode, Heigl said it’s premature to think her days as Dr. Izzie Stevens are numbered.

“I was assuming that at one point and I got a lot of shrugged shoulders and shakes of the head, so I don’t know if that’s a yes or a no. No one will tell me and I don’t know how this is going to go,” Heigl said, noting series creator Shonda Rhimes’ passion for plot secrecy.

“I don’t know if I live or die. I don’t know how Izzie fares,” said the actress, who’s played the character since the show debuted in 2005.

“I’m there” if Izzie remains part of “Grey’s Anatomy,” Heigl said. She called the set “one of my favorite places to be” and said her colleagues are also friends.

She and fellow cast members, including Ellen Pompeo (Dr. Meredith Grey) and Patrick Dempsey (Dr. Derek Shepherd), were on hand for the celebration that included a cake decorated with scalpels and syringes made out of icing.

Rhimes, who’s also an executive producer for the show, called the milestone a “huge accomplishment” and thanked the cast and crew for their efforts.

In an interview, she dropped a tantalizing clue about the episode airing May 7.

“The only thing I’ll tell you about the 100th is that it takes place on Meredith and Derek’s wedding day,” Rhimes said. “That’s big … and that’s all I’m going to say.”

On Thursday’s episode, Izzie was seen surviving brain surgery. There’s been speculation that Heigl wants to pursue her blossoming film career (“Knocked Up,” the upcoming “The Ugly Truth”) full-time, and that her character might be killed off.

Rhimes declined comment on what would happen to Heigl’s character.

Last month, fellow cast member James Pickens Jr. said Heigl was leaving the show, along with T.R. Knight, both of whom declined comment at the time. Knight missed the studio party because he’d previously scheduled the day off, an ABC spokeswoman said.

On Friday, Heigl said she’s comfortable balancing movies and TV by working on big-screen projects during the summer hiatus for “Grey’s Anatomy.”

“I’m more than happy to make that compromise. As my agent likes to say, ‘High-class problems,'” Heigl said.

“I don’t know if I want to continue for five years working 12 months a year, but I can take at least another year or two,” she said.

Dempsey said he intends to fulfill the remaining two years on his contract with “Grey’s Anatomy and “then we’ll see what happens after that.”

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On the net:

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Question: So what’s this big Denny-related story on Grey’s that could but might not open the door for Katherine Heigl to leave the show?
Ausiello:
I’ll say this: The exit primer I alluded to does not concern any kind of health crisis. Rather, it pertains to a very dark day in Izzie’s professional career that rears its ugly head again.  Source: Ausiello Files

Question: How long is Melissa George’s contract for? Not too long I hope — Grey’s is already too bloated.
Ausiello:
Reports suggest she’s doing at least 11 episodes, but in Ausiello’s recent Q&A with her, she said there’s no end date. —  Ausiello Files

Question: President Roslin (a.k.a. Mary McDonnell) on Grey’s Anatomy?!
Ausiello:
She debuts Nov. 13, and her Dr. Virginia Dixon character shares something in common with a Bones regular. If you want more than that, you’ll have to pick up the new issue of EW, on sale Friday. Source: Ausiello Files


Source: Kristin at E!Online
Katherine Heigl

Gregg DeGuire/Getty Images

Reliable sources tell Kristin those rumors are bunk and she won’t be going anywhere. And for the record, Katherine Heigl actually seems quite happy with her storylines this season. When asked about the future of Alex and Izzie Katherine told Kristin, “There’s nothing I can reveal, but it’s been awesome. It’s been really exciting for me and really, really fun, satisfying work. I love Justin [Chambers]! How can you not love Justin? Sorry. He is just such a doll. I mean it’s weird—I’ve been working with all of these people for five years. They’re like my family. I mean, I see them actually more than my own family! We have so much fun together.” And I hear there is definitely more “fun” (of the horizontal nature) for Izzie and Alex up ahead!

Is it true that Meredith will have a sexual history with Melissa George’s character on Grey’s Anatomy?
From the sounds of Michael Ausiello‘s Q&A with Melissa and from what a reliable source say —”I’m pretty sure they did”—I’d place good money on it! By the by, though, I do find it amusing that this is pretty much the same storyline I’d heard they had planned for Cristina (Sandra Oh) a few seasons back, but the storyline was changed.

90210 Spoilers: Annie and Ethan: Will they or won’t they?

90210′: Annie and Ethan: Will they or won’t they?

05:08 PM PT, Oct 28 200, LA Times

Annieethan Finally! After a two week hiatus, designed to drive me insane, “90210” returns tonight with an episode that promises to be the event of the season. Literally; the preview says, “it’s the event of the season.”

So, what can we ascertain from the 32-second teaser? The homecoming dance rolls around, and Ethan asks ex-gal pal Naomi to be his date. At the dance, however, Ethan slow-dances with small-town Annie and whispers, “You look beautiful,” while a stunned Naomi looks on.

“It’s not who you arrive with; it’s who you leave with,” announces the preview, suggesting that the virginal Annie will do more than just “leave with” Ethan.

But come now.  Anybody who watched the original “90210” knows that you don’t deflower the series virgin till she has spent at least a dozen episodes agonizing, right? What do you think?

The CW To Remake Melrose Place

From Cinema Blend:
By Kelly West,
2008-10-28

The CW To Remake Melrose Place Well, with the return of 90210, I suppose it was only a matter of time before there was some buzz about a possible remake of the Beverly Hills, 90210 spinoff, Melrose Place. From the looks of things, there’s a good chance that the MP remake might actually happen.

Entertainment Weekly’s Ausiello reported the news, stating, “A spokesperson for The CW confirms what has been buzzed about for months: The network is developing an update of Melrose Place. Details remain sketchy, but it’s believed Melrose 2.0 would launch next fall.”

It’s hard to remember the original Melrose Place as a spinoff of 90210. Jake (Grant Show) was in the original 90210 for all of about two seconds before his relationship with Kelly (way too young for your Jake!) Taylor ended. It’ll be interesting to see if they try to spin the MP remake off from the new 90210 in an effort to share at least some of the audience. And speaking of which, since we’re dealing with The CW, I’m wondering if the target audience will be their usual batch of tweens and teens or if they’ll try to aim for an older crowd like the original series.

90210 Episode Recap: “There is No Place Like Homecoming”

Annie has no date to the homecoming dance.  She wants to go with Ethan.  He proposes to her, very adorably, that they show up separately and meet up for a dance.  Possibly a romantic one.  Dixon loves dances, and is excited to go to the dance with Silver.  Unfortunately, Silver hates dances because, as you know, she loves being different. She’s totally a rebel.  Naomi learns that Adrianna almost died, but she didn’t and ended up confessing to the drug charges for Naomi.  Naomi only has to go to detention.  Adrianna gets to go to a high-class rehab, thanks to an anonymous donor.  Also – the new Narc keeps Narc-ing and Naomi has a change of heart towards Annie and ends up inviting her to hang out and get ready at her place before the dance.

However, surprisingly, the biggest story of the night involved Navid and Adrianna.  They used to be great friends growing up and through middle school, until Adrianna’s acting career took off in seventh grade.  Since then, Navid has watched on while she’s become a different and, ultimately, drugged-up person.  Navid got her entrance to the rehab center and spends the whole episode fawning after her.  It was surprisingly heartfelt and heart-breaking.  It’s a feeling that we’ve all had – liking someone who doesn’t know that those feelings are there.  He just wants the old Adrianna back….READ FULL RECAP AT BUDDY TV

Greek Second Season Finale Recap: “Hell Week”

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Tonight’s season finale of Greek held a few surprises and what’s more, some unanswered questions. Is Max passing on Cal-Tech to be with Casey? Will Rebecca really walk away from ZBZ? Is Calvin questioning whether or not he’s cut out for the Omega Chi’s? Did Rusty seriously eat three live goldfish? Well, we already know the answer to that last question but seriously Rusty – gross!

Everything the pledges have been working towards came to a head tonight as they endured hell week. Things weren’t so bad for Calvin as Evan was favoring him above the other pledges. Rather than pouring a blender full of some chunky-nasty looking stuff on Calvin’s back when he failed to make it through the fifty-pushup task, Evan declared that Calvin could clean one of the brother’s sinks (where he does his “manscaping”). Evan then lead Calvin to the “honor room” which looks like a glorified game room to me and asked him to straighten it up instead.

After being left out of the muddy outdoor sleepover and put on fan-duty while the rest of the pledges were pruning the roses with their bare hands, Calvin finally spoke up to Evan, feeling that it was unfair that he was being treated better than the other guys. After that, Evan gave Calvin what he wanted, having him hold the Omega Chi book out in front of him for over three hours. So in the end, Calvin did earn his place alongside his brothers.

There were no mayonnaise potstickers on the menu for the Kappa Tau pledges. Instead, they got goldfish. The KT’s presented each pledge with a live goldfish in a plastic beer cup. Now I know we were all thinking the guys were going to have to eat the goldfish but I definitely didn’t think that Cappie would make them go through with it. Sure enough, he wasn’t planning on asking them to drink down a glass of live fish but Rusty didn’t wait for him to get to that. Instead, he chugged all three of the fish that Beaver gave him, declaring himself “done.” That’s when they explained that the fish were to be kept as pets. Strike one for Rusty.

It’s never really been in question as to whether or not Rusty was going to make it through pledging. At least not to me anyway and I don’t think Rusty ever questioned it but the threat of being washed out in the eleventh hour seemed to hang in the air as Rusty attempted not to botch his hell week tasks. After listing off some of Rusty’s screwups throughout his pledge career, Cappie told Rusty that he needs to do something to prove that he’s KT material. Rusty decided that he was going to break into the Omega Chi house and steal back the pledge paddle he used to whack Evan in the face with back at beginning of the year.

Evan spotted Rusty sneaking around their house and he quickly rallied the other Omega Chi guys to chase him out and down the street. Upon hearing Rusty’s girlish scream, Cappie got the KT guys outside and they ran towards the Omega Chi guys in full force. The whole charge looked like a twisted college version of Braveheart, especially when the groups collided and they all started to pummel each other.

Evan grabbed the pledge paddle and slammed it into Rusty’s face. Cappie responded to that by socking Evan in the mouth. Eventually the brawl broke up and Rusty succeeded in passing initiation. On a side-note, Calvin did not seem happy when Evan told him that he hit Rusty in the face with a paddle. It makes me wonder if Calvin’s questioning whether or not he wants to stay with the Omega Chi’s.

While all of the frat drama was taking place, Casey was trying to figure out what’s going to happen with her and Max. Max got into Cal-Tech grad school, which is in California (and that’s not California, Ohio). Meanwhile Casey got offered an internship in Washington with that politician woman she met during the nationals convention. They were supposed to have the summer to spend together before deciding whether or not they were going to try the long-distance thing once Max leaves for grad school but Casey decided that she can’t keep making life decisions based on the guy she’s with. So after a dream-conversation with The Hills star, LC and an actual conversation over a game of pool with Cappie, she decided to break up with Max.

Whether or not the break-up is going to stick remains to be seen as we saw Max call up a professor at Cal-Tech at the end of the episode. Perhaps he’s not ready to see his relationship with Casey end. Though it seemed very evident that Cappie’s waiting for another chance with Casey. We’ll have to wait and see how things play out for Casey and Max when the show comes back.

And speaking of wait and see, the big cliffhanger of the night came when Frannie announced at the ZBZ initiation ceremony that she’s starting her own sorority. She even rented a house, which helped make sense of the talk she had with Evan earlier about talking to a real estate person. Frannie’s done with ZBZ and she’s taking some of the girls with her to the new sorority, including most of the pledges who were just moments away from being initiated before Frannie made her grand announcement.

As Frannie was about to leave, she asked Rebecca (aka “Becks”) if she was coming with her. From the way Frannie extended the invitation, she seemed sure that Rebecca was all set to go but the episode ended before we got to see Rebecca’s response. Things aren’t looking good though as Casey neglected to get Rebecca a big-sister/little-sister present earlier that week. Ashleigh came through by purchasing the gift on Casey’s behalf, knowing that Casey was too wrapped up with the Max stuff to remember to do it. Rebecca saw right through that though so it wouldn’t be all that surprising if she were to walk away from the ZBZ’s, feeling that she might be better appreciated at Frannie’s sorority.

The fate of ZBZ is up in the air at this point. With a new sorority forming and Frannie at the helm, it’s clear that Ashleigh (and Casey) are going to have their hands full trying to regroup and keep the sorority’s status up come next semester.

The only other notable thing that happened in the finale was Dale’s departure. While Dale didn’t have any major role to play in the episode, his farewell to Rusty was sweet and I’m glad to see they’ve agreed to room together for their sophomore year. They may not have much in common, what with Dale’s super-Christian-ness and frequent use of the word “bottom” (in reference to one’s butt) and Rusty’s involvement in the Greek system but there’s still a friendship there. Dale’s funny and provides a good (if sometimes weird) outside perspective on the greek system. Plus he’s a good influence on Rusty in a weird, geeky sort of way.

More Desperate Housewives Spoilers: Sweeps Episodes! Updated!

March Cherry is close to hiring someone to play a plastic surgeon in several episodes, meaning, I suspect, that the re-glamorization of Gaby is at hand. — Ausiello Files

Episode 5.06: There’s Always a Woman November 2, 2008

One of Scavo teens is on total lockdown and can join a friend named Kirby out for some partying and drinking. Kirby tries to convince the teen to sneak out but the latter doesn’t want to screw things up and get grounded for longer than he is now. The teen agrees if Kirby’s mom calls his mom and say that he is coming over to study with Kirby. Susan goes to Jackson’s apartment after the two broke up two days earlier. She finds a naked woman in his apartment and starts arguing with her about who Jackson really is. A woman wants Carlos to be her personal massage therapist while she goes to Europe for two months. Gabby wants him to go since the woman is sixty and because the pay will be really good but may change her mind after she discovers why the woman really wants Carlos to be her personal masseur. — Source: SpoilerFix.com

Episode 5.07: What More Do I Need  November 9, 2008

Tom and Lynette discover that someone has been stealing from the petty cash box. The culprit, who spent the money to buy pot, asks the couple to not tell his parents and that he’ll get the money. As expected, there is more to this story than meets the eye… let’s say it also involves blackmail. — Source: SpoilerFix.com

Episode 5.08: City on Fire November 16, 2008

One man will pull another out of the firery building. The hero doesn’t want to be interviewed by a TV reporter. Susan and Julie comment on one another’s new boyfriends. When Julie’s older boyfriend is alone with Susan, he asks her to bring it on and tell him exactly what she thinks of the relationship. Susan is fine with it until she discovers that he’s been married three times already and ponders getting married a fourth time… An older woman pretends to be the Solises’ kids’ grandmother and has the babysitter leave the kids under her care. — Source: SpoilerFix.com

More Greek Finale Spoilers: Lauren Conrad Goes Greek Tonight!

Lauren Conrad Goes Greek Tonight

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Thankfully, though, queen bee Lauren Conrad has more going for her than boy troubles, as she steps on to a fan-favorite series tonight: ABC Family’s Greek.

L.C. is doing what she does best: dishing advice and taking jabs at Jason Wahler, and we have a sneak peek, along with video…

On tonight’s episode of Greek, L.C. comes to the rescue when Casey (Spencer Grammer) faces a choice L.C. knows well: job or man?

Lauren takes the opportunity to poke a little fun at her past drama, finally saying what Hills fans have been waiting to hear since her Jason days: “I totally should’ve gone to France!”

Good news for Greek fans, though: L.C.’s advice might lead to the reunion of Casey and Cappie.

As for the rest of the kids at Cyprus-Rhodes U:

  • The grudge between the Kappa Taus and Omega Chis blows up tonight, and Rusty (Jacob Zachar) must prove himself worthy of being a K.T.
  • Look for Rusty’s pledge paddle to reappear and set the stage for a frat-boy brawl.
  • There’s a huge surprise with the ZBZ initiations,” Amber Stevens tells us. It looks like Zeta Beta Zeta’s big night does not go as planned.
  • There may not be an initiation at all thanks to Casey’s frenemy, Frannie (Tiffany Dupont).
  • Freshman queen Rebecca Logan (Dilshad Vadsaria) has the power to decide the fate of the house.

Check out the sneak peeks of L.C.’s visit to CRU below, and tune in tonight to ABC Family at 9 for “Hell Week.”

Ex List Pulled from CBS’s Friday Schedule

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The Ausiello Files Reports

Just call it the ex-Ex List.

CBS is pulling the struggling freshman drama off its schedule, effective immediately. An Eye insider confirms that the show’s Friday 9 p.m. time slot will be filled this week with an NCIS rerun.

Since debuting last month, Ex List has been squandering nearly half of the audience of its lead-in, Ghost Whisperer. Last Friday’s installment hit a series low 5.1 million viewers (compared with 9.9 for GW).

Ciao, Bella: CBS’ Fridays Are Now Ex List-less

by Matt Mitovich, TV Guide

It would seem that Bella will never reunite with her one true love. CBS has pulled The Ex List from its Friday line-up effective immediately. To date, 11 episodes (including the pilot) had been filmed, so seven remain unaired.

Despite debuting to decent critical notices, The Ex List has struggled in its berth between heavy hitters Ghost Whisperer and Numbers – both of which hit season highs this past week, while the Elisabeth Reaser-starrer sank to a low.

The Ex List premiered to 7.2 million viewers, which at the time was an “OK” 77 percent retention of the Ghost Whisperer audience. This past Friday, however, the freshman drama lost its grip on a full 43 percent of its lead-in, and was down 22 percent from its so-so debut.

Greek Finale Spoilers: Will Cappie Help Casey with Her Heart?

Sneak Peeks | season 2 Season Finale

last greek peek of the season: ‘hell week’

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Casey and Max have a serious talk about the future.

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Hey, take a look at this exclusive behind the scenes footage of the season finale episode of “Greek”!

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Check out this short but hot clip from the season finale episode of “Greek” airing Tuesday, October 28th at 9/8c.

Greek Finale Preview: Will Cappie Help Casey with Her Heart?

Matt Mitovich, TV Guide

Just as in real college life, the midseason finale of ABC Family’s Greek balances out the promise of joy and celebration (as Rusty and Calvin inch closer to brotherhood) with the angst that often accompanies the quest for true love. Scott Michael Foster, who plays easygoing Kappa Tau prez Cappie, gave us a sneak peek at the big episode (airing Tuesday at 9 pm/ET) and one very unexpected twist. (In the interest of full disclosure, this Q&A was conducted by a “GDI.”)

TVGuide.com: How do you get yourself to that “special place” to play a carousing, devil-may-care fraternity boy?
Scott Michael Foster: [Laughs] It’s quite a process. But really, it’s a lot of fun. The character is written so well that he’s easy to get into. He’s fun-loving, a happy role. I’m not depressed over someone or having to cry every day.

TVGuide.com: He’s true to the free-living college dream in that respect.
Foster: Yeah. I don’t require a lot of crazy set-up time.

TVGuide.com: And yet I like how he’ll occasionally whip out the morsel of info, like when he’s talking to Casey about the congresswoman (played by Carol Potter). “Maryland, 5th District. She’s soft on energy, but a staunch protector of the loggerhead sea turtle.”
Foster: He surprises you at every turn because he’s taken a lot of courses, had a lot majors. … He’s smarter than he lets on.

TVGuide.com: Do you know any one thing about his background that the viewers don’t, and that might surprise us? Anything the producers have told you on background?
Foster: The name is what I get asked about the most – “What is his real name?” – and I don’t know. The creator of the show knows, and he’s never told anyone. Everything that has been written or seen is all I know.

TVGuide.com: In the season finale, Casey arrives at a crossroads and gets counsel from two people. Who do you think ends up giving her better advice: Cappie or Lauren Conrad (played by guest star … Lauren Conrad)?
Foster: [Laughs] I’ve got to say Cappie! I mean, I have to believe in my character.

TVGuide.com: Plus, he doesn’t get interrupted for hair-care tips.
Foster: Exactly. At this point in Casey’s life, he should be making decisions based on what’s best for herself instead of making them based on [other things].

TVGuide.com: You would give a gal pal the same advice Cappie does?
Foster: Absolutely.

TVGuide.com: Their tête-à-tête happens over a game of pool. I have to ask: Are Spencer Grammer’s billiards skills by chance for real, or is that mostly editing?
Foster: That is mostly editing. Although there is that one shot where she actually banks it and makes the 9 on the opposite side. And that’s a tough shot!

TVGuide.com: I read in another interview that you were caught off-guard by the end-of-finale cliffhanger.
Foster: Yeah, that cliffhanger is just awesome. I didn’t even see it coming when I was reading the script!

TVGuide.com: People may assume the season finale’s big twist involves Cappy, Casey and Max, but …
Foster: They will be very surprised. What happens comes out of left field.

TVGuide.com: Might another gal be headed in Cappie’s direction next season?
Foster: Um, Cappie will be dating someone next season. I can’t say who, but yeah, he’s gets together with someone.

TVGuide.com: Are you working yet with new cast member Jesse McCartney?
Foster: Oh yeah. He’s a cool dude. He’s coming on as a Kappa Tau pledge, and he’ll basically be Rusty’s little brother. His character is, like, a No. 1 football recruit, so …

TVGuide.com: He’s a big “get” for the fraternity.
Foster: That’s the thing – [rival house] Omega Chi really wants him, while Kappa Tau doesn’t care. If he ends up with us, hey, he ends up with us.

TVGuide.com: Do you see Greek as an endorsement of Greek life or as somewhat of a cautionary tale?
Foster: I see it as a description. We’re just trying to show all the sides of college life.

TVGuide.com: Tell us about the Declare Yourself campaign the cast has been involved with this fall.
Foster: It’s great to get kids to register to vote. I mean, at 18 I had no idea if I should register, or how. … It’s good to get out there and talk to students and let them know that their voice is important.

TVGuide.com: Who do you think Cappie would vote for on Nov. 4?
Foster: I’m not sure. He’s a conservative Democrat and he’s a liberal Republican, so. … Maybe Nader!

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