Nelsan Ellis and Anna Paquin
True Blood had quite an action-packed Season 4 finale: Sookie renounced Bill and Eric. They killed a Vampire Authority member. Tara took a bullet for Sookie, who shot Debbie Pelt in the head. Alcide murdered the packmaster. Lafayette killed Jesus. Jason revealed to Hoyt that he slept with Jessica. Steve Newlin showed up as a vampire. And Russell Edgington escaped. All caught up?
True Blood Scoop: What is Tara's fate?
If your head is still spinning from all that, then Sunday's fifth season premiere (10/9c, HBO) won't make it slow down anytime soon. We're sworn to secrecy from revealing just about anything from Season 5... but the cast isn't! Creator Alan Ball, stars Anna Paquin, Joe Manganiello and more open up about what's in store, including new romance, Tara's fate and the return of the most dangerous vampire on earth: Russell Edgington (Denis O'Hare). Get the scoop:
1. Sookie's future: As if the Stackhouse home hasn't seen enough damage...
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How soon will we meet Kalinda's husband next season on The Good Wife? — Beth
ADAM: We're hearing that he will be in the season premiere and at least five additional episodes next season. But he won't be the only new face. Look for a calculating, self-righteous bankruptcy trustee who's brought in to fix the firm's financial woes. We hear he butts heads with just about everyone. Perhaps that's because he's cutting costs...and — gulp! — slashing jobs?
I can't wait to see Russell Edgington again on True Blood. Got any scoop on his return? — Mark
NATALIE: The former King of Mississippi will...
Drop Dead Diva
"The season is definitely heading towards a wedding with Jane and somebody."
That's right, Drop Dead Diva's former model-turned-lawyer — in another body, natch — may soon be walking down the aisle, according to creator Josh Berman, who says Jane (Brooke Elliott) will find herself in the middle of a love triangle between Grayson (Jackson Hurst) and Owen (Lex Medlin). However, the tables have turned this season, with Jane trying to move on from her former love while Grayson is coming closer to uncovering her secret: That she's his ex-girlfriend Deb. But is it too late for Grayson and Jane, especially after he shared that smooch with Stacy (April Bowlby)?
Exclusive: Drop Dead Diva rounds up Patty Duke, Emily Rutherford and more for guest spots
Berman dishes on what's in store for the fourth season, which he says will be the "most satisfying" for fans of the couple who cannot be. Also, with a new guardian angel coming on this season, what does this mean for Fred (Ben Feldman, who's currently recurring on Mad Men)? And, how did Kim Kardashian handle all the jokes about her past? Get the scoop:
Rutina Wesley and Anna Paquin
Bon Temps is not an easy place to live, and Tara Thornton is one native who's suffered from sticking around her hometown.
Tara (Rutina Wesley) paid the price for being Sookie's (Anna Paquin) friend in the Season 4 finale of True Blood when she selflessly jumped in front of the shotgun blast that Debbie Pelt (Brit Morgan) intended for Sookie. The finale left fans wondering if Tara could possibly recover from the giant hole in her head, as Sookie cradled her seemingly lifeless body. Will anyone come to their rescue?
True Blood Trailer: Who dug up Russell Edgington?
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I can't wait for True Blood to come back. Is Tara dead? Please say yes. I am so over her. — Denny
NATALIE: We literally can't answer this question, lest Alan Ball has us all staked. But we can tell you that the title of the season premiere is "Turn! Turn! Turn!" which is a song of Biblical extraction about profound change, like, say, dying, becoming a vampire or declaring your true sexuality. All three of these things will happen during this hour, but the question is: To whom? (Answer: Not all to the same person.)
Is NCIS getting new digs next year? — Jennifer, via Twitter
ADAM: Not really, but...