Fans of Charlaine Harris' Sookie Stackhouse novels, on which HBO's True Blood is based, will be plenty happy very soon. Why? Several key elements from the books will pop up this season and next. Sexy shower scene, anyone?
PHOTOS: Check out the stars attending Comic-Con 2011
Here's what TVGuide.com learned during Friday's True Blood panel at Comic-Con:
1. Eric and Sookie. Shower. Together....
Michael C. Hall
Dexter's titular serial killer will be bloody busy this season as he takes on single parenting, hiding his secret hobby, and the ever-encroaching suspicions of his sister. On Thursday at Comic-Con, the cast and producers of Dexter dished on the new season, which jumps ahead a year. Which one of his victims encourages his journey to find faith?
Dexter Exclusive: In Season 6, Dexter finds... faith?
Here are the five things Dexter will find this season:
Peter Dinklage, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Joe Manganiello
If you didn't slap together your favorite Avengers costume — ours is Captain America — and score tickets to San Diego Comic-Con International, don't worry: TVGuide.com is here and ready to deliver all the breaking news on your favorite shows. Beginning Thursday and through Sunday, we'll cover new series including...
Emily Procter, Shenae Grimes,Stana Katic
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Have you gotten any new information about Calleigh and Delko on CSI: Miami? — Mary
ADAM: Nothing new to report on the relationship front, but I can promise that you'll see Calleigh out in the field much more now that Emily Procter is no longer pregnant. Her maternal instincts will come in handy when Calleigh forms a strong bond with the rescued children of a wanted fugitive in the season premiere. In fact, the word adoption will come up.
Thanks for the 90210 scoop, but who of the West Bev kids won't be going to college? — Maxine
NATALIE: Remember how Annie inherited all that money from Marla and was thrilled that she could actually afford to go to college? As they say, money changes everything, but not how you'd expect...
It was perhaps last season's boldest finale. After three seasons, The Mentalist's Patrick Jane (Simon Baker) finally came face-to-face with the man he believed to be Red John (guest-star Bradley Whitford), the serial killer who killed Jane's wife and daughter. The two had a long, intense conversation as Jane tried to confirm that he was indeed in the presence of his nemesis. Once he did just that, Jane took his vengeance, shooting the man in broad daylight and surrendering himself to the authorities that came charging in.
Spoiler alert: Simon Baker talks about The Mentalist's shocking season finale
But did he really kill Red John? And if so, what does that mean for both Jane's future (is he going to jail?) and the show's long-term goals? TVGuide.com chatted with creator and executive producer Bruno Heller to get the answers...
How I Met Your Mother
Whoever thought Barney Stinson was the marrying kind? But more importantly — who is he marrying?
How I Met Your Mother's season finale opened up a whole new mystery while still evading the original one regarding the identity of the titular mother. But creator/executive producer Craig Thomas assures TVGuide.com that Season 7 will offer answers and even more changes for our beloved quintet. Robin gets a new love interest for one (hello, Kal Penn! Goodbye, Michael Trucco!), Marshall gets a new job, of course, and "Ted Mosby, Architect" will finally be a great pickup line. Don't believe us? Keep reading...
Mary Louise Parker and Justin Kirk
Heading to New York to reunite with Nancy (Mary-Louise Parker) may turn out to be a bad idea for Andy (Justin Kirk) and the Botwin boys, as they'll come to learn in Weeds' seventh season that they finally need to get out from under Nancy's thumb.
Though Andy, Silas (Hunter Parrish) and Shane (Alexander Gould) spent three years in Copenhagen away from Nancy and her latest schemes, the minute she was released from jail, the family headed to New York, hoping to find a hopefully changed Nancy. However, Andy found himself...