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Mega Buzz: Mentalist's Red John Dilemma, Weeds' Family Trials and Minds' Return

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

I just watched The Mentalist finale again, and I have no idea what they're going to do next season. Any clues? — Chris
ADAM
: It's simple: Jane will claim that he killed Red John in self-defense after he learned that Red John was communicating with his mole, Agent O'Loughlin. (We all saw the gun and the phone call, right?) Not so fast, says series creator Bruno Heller. "Not only is there no cell phone with any calls from an FBI Agent named O'Loughlin, but no gun will be found [by the police]," he says, hinting that someone is still pulling the strings. "Within five minutes of the season-opener, Jane is in jail for homicide with no way out. And he and Lisbon, to some extent, start questioning his sanity." There we go — the insanity defense!

I can't wait for Weeds to return! How will Nancy be different after "Plan C"? — Amanda
NATALIE:
Don't assume that being behind bars has taught Nancy anything.... read more

Lost Reunion! Terry O'Quinn Will Visit Hawaii Five-0

Terry O’Quinn and Daniel Dae Kim

Terry O'Quinn thought he left the island, but he just can't stay away.

The Lost alum has landed a recurring role on the second season of Hawaii Five-0, TVLine reports, reuniting him with series regular Daniel Dae Kim, a fellow castaway.

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Thomas Gibson Closes Deal to Return to Criminal Minds

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Thomas Gibson will return for the seventh season of Criminal Minds, Deadline.com reports.

Gibson, who plays Special Agent Aaron "Hotch" Hotchner on the CBS crime procedural, has... read more

Courteney Cox, David Arquette Giving CBS an Identity Crisis

Courteney Cox and David Arquette

It's still all business between Courteney Cox and David Arquette.

The couple, who separated last year, sold the game-show pilot Identity Crisis to CBS, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Check out photos of Courteney Cox

Based on a board game, the show will challenge ...
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The Book of Mormon Wins Big at Tony Awards

Matt Stone and Trey Parker

The current critical and commercial darling of Broadway, The Book of Mormon, unsurprisingly reigned supreme at Sunday night's Tony Awards, taking home nine trophies including Best Musical. Its creators, South Park's Trey Parker and Matt Stone, as well as their collaborator, Avenue Q's Robert Lopez, snagged the honor for Best Book of a Musical.

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Barry Manilow, Suzanne Somers Make Bizarre Pact to Plan Each Other's Funerals

Barry Manilow and Suzanne Somers

As morbid as it sounds, Barry Manilow can rest easy knowing that when he dies, he could go out in style. That's because he and his best friend, Suzanne Somers, made a pact to produce each other's funerals ... or at least one will for "whoever goes first."

On Wednesday's The Talk, the ladies and guest host Somers sat down with Manilow, who was promoting his new album, "15 Minutes." The BFFs revealed that they... read more

Thomas Gibson: I'm Not Certain I'm Returning to Criminal Minds

Criminal Minds, Thomas Gibson

Thomas Gibson, who plays Special Agent Aaron "Hotch" Hotchner on Criminal Minds, says he isn't sure if he'll be returning to the show in the fall.

"We're working toward Agent Hotchner being back," Gibson told Hollywood 411 at the Monte Carlo Television Festival, in an interview to air Sunday. The show's season finale left the fate of several characters in doubt, as budget cuts threatened to break up the BAU team... read more

Jon Cryer Discusses Charlie Sheen on Late Show: "Nobody Was Prepared for This"

Jon Cryer, David Letterman

Even after Charlie Sheen called him a troll, Jon Cryer is standing by his former Two and a Half Men co-star.

"I love him," Cryer said on Wednesday night's Late Show with David Letterman. "He's a great friend."

VIDEO: Jon Cryer credits Charlie Sheen for outing him as a troll

Besides a bit on Conan that made fun of Sheen's troll comment, Cryer hasn't said much about the tumultuous past few months when production on the CBS comedy shut down because of Sheen's personal problems. Sheen ultimately was fired... read more

Laurence Fishburne Exits CSI After Two Seasons

Laurence Fishburne

Ray Langston has endured being a hostage and getting stabbed on CSI, but it looks like his troubles will be over when the show returns for its 12th season.

Laurence Fishburne is leaving CBS' flagship forensic drama, a source confirms to TVGuide.com. He is expected to return to film acting, according to Deadline.com, which first reported the news.

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60 Minutes Refuses to Issue Apology to Lance Armstrong Over Doping Allegations

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CBS newsmagazine 60 Minutes is refusing to issue an apology to Lance Armstrong about a story it ran alleging the seven-time Tour de France winner may have used performance-enhancing drugs, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

CBS News chairman and 60 Minutes executive producer Jeff Fager issued a statement late Wednesday, calling the report "truthful, accurate and... read more

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