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First Look: The Gretas Return to Chuck

Chuck

The Gretas of Chuck are no more.

In Monday's episode, Sarah (Yvonne Strahovski) and Chuck (Zachary Levi) will find out that the side mission Casey (Adam Baldwin) has been working on involves him joining a new team. And his co-workers are not called Greta anymore.

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Mega Buzz: Hawaii Five-0 Mysteries Solved, a Chuck Exit and Beckett's Tough Choice

Alex O'Loughlin, Zachary Levi, Stana Katic

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

I love Hawaii Five-0, but how long is McGarrett's investigation into his father's case going to last? — Melinda
ADAM:
Not as long as you might think: Co-executive producer Paul Zbyszewski promises that many of the "champ box" mysteries will be solved by season's end, including who or what exactly John McGarrett was investigating and who replaced the stolen money from the evidence locker. "I think fans will be really surprised at how deep we go and how much we learn by the end of the season," Zbyszewski says. "That's not to say that we're not going to continue to explore the McGarrett mythology anymore, because there plenty more to milk in Season 2."

Any new missions coming up on Chuck? Frankie
NATALIE: Much to the chagrin of Chuck and Sarah, Casey is going to be enticed away from Team Intersect by Bentley (Robin Givens), General Beckman's frenemy. "She presents him with things he knows are true: This has been your longest assignment; your team... read more

Drop Dead Diva's Brooke Elliott to Break It Down with Paula Abdul

Brooke Elliott, Paula Abdul

In the Season 1 finale of Drop Dead Diva, Jane (Brooke Elliott) was finally beginning to get a grip on her new life and new body. But the arrival of Jane's secret husband Ethan (Devon Gummersall) threw her into quite a tailspin. To make matters worse, Jane's on the cusp of being disbarred for breaching client-attorney confidentiality.

VIDEO: Catching up with Jane

So where do things pick up for the attorney at the start of Season 2 (premiering Sunday at 9/8c on Lifetime)? A love triangle, of course! "There's lots going on for Jane in the love world," Elliott says.

And let us not forget the return of Paula Abdul. Wearing her bedazzled judge's robe, Abdul appears in Jane's dream sequence and the two break it down in a food court.

Elliott also tells us about the bevy of guest stars fans can expect to make an appearance this season, including ... read more

Janice Dickinson, Ty Pennington Get Dates

Janice Dickinson courtesy Oxygen

Oxygen is bringing back The Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency for a third season starting Dec. 4. A third season? Sheesh. By the time they stick a fork in this baby, Janice is gonna need oxygen.... Ty Pennington: The E! True Hollywood Story premieres Nov. 17, at which point the hyper designer can at last say definitely that he has arrived.... Recovering as best she can from Viva Laughlin, Madchen Amick (along with Robin Givens) has landed a lead in Lifetime's The Verdict, a legal drama pilot about the trial of a pop star accused of ordering a hit on her lover. Or, for short: "Britney Spears: The E! True Hollywood Story." — Ben Katner read more

MyNetworkTV Revisits Shows You're Not Watching

TV's (distant) fifth network is saying no más to all-telenovelas, all the time. According to Variety, the channel in your area that isn't the CW has drawn up a revamped schedule, kicking off Mar. 8, that adds movies and martial-arts contests to the mix, and snips the sudser slate from 10 hours a week to four. That said, MyNetworkTV's new dramatic offerings are American Heiress (pampered beauty stranded in jungle with blue-collar hunk, starring General Hospital alumna Alicia Leigh Willis) and Saints & Sinners, starring Maria Conchita Alonso, Charles Shaughnessy, Mel Harris and Robin Givens. read more

I miss Winnie Cooper, too, but...

I miss Winnie Cooper, too, but not during this show. I'm tired of all The Wonder Years references. Where did they even live? was there crack? And did Fred Savage have that mole then? Who cares, they had it made. It's nice to have a Thursday-night show to look forward to, like when we had The Cosby Show, but where's Robin Givens? And show me a brother wearing a Cosby sweater today, I'll totally outblack him – while delivering a child and showing him clips of the best family comedy since his. Everybody's second episode settled us in a bit, with a family we kinda liked already. We know the parents are tough, but now we like them even more. Chris shines in his oldest-child role, forced to be something, and thankfully for us, he chose the funny. If anyone interviews him, ask if he made up "ghetto snob" then or now. The family is more of a character, too, and thank god we've lost our infatuation with dysfunction, because read more

ON BROADWAY

Robin Givens (Head of the Class) has been tapped to succeed pretty baby Brooke Shields (who makes her own debut this week) in the role of Chicago's Roxie Hart, beginning Jan. 16. Personally, I'd be more interested to see Mike Tyson do a turn as Hairspray's Edna Turnblad. read more

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