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Mega Buzz: S.H.I.E.L.D. Crossover, Following Flame & Scandal's Next Mystery

Brett Dalton, Kevin Bacon, Columbus Short

Every week, editors Adam Bryant and Natalie Abrams satisfy your need for TV scoop. Please send all questions to mega_scoop@tvguide.com or tweet them to @adam_bryant or @NatalieAbrams.

Do you know how next week's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. connects to Thor: The Dark World? — Dirk
NATALIE:
If you haven't yet seen Thor: The Dark World, you may want to put that on your to-do list this weekend or you might be a little lost during next week's episode. "The story centers around an Asgardian relic," Brett Dalton tells me. "As for how it affects the team ... I'm hoping it gives me Chris Hemsworth arms." Seconded.

Is it too soon to ask for scoop on The Following? Will Claire be back this season? — Jessica
ADAM:
Natalie Zea's role remains a bit of a question mark, especially given the Comic-Con teaser footage that suggests a grim fate for Claire. Another bad sign? read more

Real Housewives of New Jersey's Lauren Manzo Is Engaged

Lauren Manzo, Vito Scalia

Caroline Manzo's daughter Lauren is engaged to boyfriend Vito Scalia, The Real Housewives of New Jersey alum announced Tuesday on her website.

"My baby is... read more

Exclusive Scandal Sneak Peek: Quinn Kisses ... Charlie?!

Katie Lowes

Huck may want to rethink his strategy of keeping Quinn at arm's length...

In an exclusive sneak peek at Thursday's episode of Scandal (10/9c, ABC), Quinn (Katie Lowes) is clearly frustrated that she's not getting help from her mentor Huck (Guillermo Diaz). So she goes to the next best thing: Charlie (George Newbern). We already know that Charlie is only reeling Quinn in for Rowan (Joe Morton), but is he getting too close to his target or is he really using her naivety against her? Check out their steamy kiss in the video below and weigh in! read more

Team Arrow Heads to Russia to Track Down Deadshot, But They Have a Stowaway!

Summer Glau and Stephen Amell

Oliver & Co. are saying dasvidaniya to Starling City this week!

When Diggle (David Ramsey) finds out that Lyla (Audrey Marie Anderson) has gone missing after following a lead on Deadshot (Michael Rowe), Team Arrow hightails it to Russia to help out. "Diggle will go very, very far to get Deadshot," Ramsey tells TVGuide.com. "You're going to see him come face-to-face with making a choice as to what kind of man he's going to be when it comes to Deadshot."

Exclusive Arrow Sneak Peek: Are Thea and Roy over?

Diggle has been the moral compass for Oliver (Stephen Amell), applauding his friend for finally deciding to apprehend his enemies instead of killing them. But Diggle's quest for Deadshot might blind him from that mantra. "He was... read more

Tomorrow People's Aaron Yoo: Russell Uses His Humor to Hide a Dark Secret

Aaron Yoo

In a dark world where a mysterious organization is hunting down and killing children with powers, Russell (Aaron Yoo) has been The Tomorrow People's bright spot. But we'll see a new side to the fun-loving jokester of the Tomorrow People when Aaron discovers that his father has died on Wednesday's episode (9/8c on The CW), which dredges up memories from his past that he's kept suppressed for years.

The CW orders full seasons of The Originals, The Tomorrow People and Reign

"As with a lot of comedians and funny people in general, humor is a coping mechanism to deal with a lot of pain," Yoo tells TVGuide.com. "Russell has a personal secret that... read more

The CW Developing Tales From the Darkside Reboot

Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci

The CW is developing a remake of horror anthology series Tales From the Darkside, with an eye toward airing it in the summertime. read more

Laura Prepon May Be Returning to Orange Is the New Black for More Episodes

Laura Prepon

Laura Prepon may be returning for more Orange Is the New Black episodes, Buzzfeed.com reports.

Prepon, who was slated to appear in just one episode of the second season, will now appear in... read more

CBS Moves Up Intelligence Premiere Date

Josh Holloway and Meghan Ory

Intelligence is coming early to CBS.

Originally slated to premiere on Feb. 24, the Josh Holloway-led drama will now debut on... read more

Ghost TV Adaptation From Fringe's Jeff Pinkner and Akiva Goldsman in the Works

Demi Moore and Patrick Swayze

Paramount Television has tapped Fringe duo Jeff Pinkner and Akiva Goldsman to co-write a pilot for a TV adaptation of Ghost, the studio announced Tuesday.

The 1990 film... read more

A&E Orders Reality Series Starring Mark and Donnie Wahlberg

Donnie Wahlberg, Alma Elaine Wahlberg, Paul Wahlberg and Mark Wahlberg

A&E has ordered a new unscripted series starring Mark and Donnie Wahlberg, the cable channel announced Tuesday.

Wahlburgers, which will premiere on Wednesday, Jan. 22, will follow the brothers back to their hometown in Boston to help their brother Paul with his hamburger restaurant. The business... read more

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