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Southland Creator on Finale: "Every Character Is Faced with a Huge Crisis"

Southland

Southland's Season 2 finale doesn't feel much like a finale — because it wasn't intended to be.

The episode (Tuesday at 10/9c on TNT) was originally the sixth of a 13-episode second season ordered by NBC before the network canceled the show before its fall 2009 premiere. As such, the "finale" is missing some of the cliff-hanger trappings that TV viewers have come to expect.

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"We had no choice," creator and executive producer Ann Biderman tells TVGuide.com about ending the season with this episode. "But there's something kind of great about it. We go out with a bang. We go out with everyone's lives being tested and challenged. I do feel it worked out all right — there's really a lot of drama here."

Indeed, the emotional stakes have never been higher. Officers John Cooper (Michael Cudlitz), Ben Sherman (Ben McKenzie) and Chickie Brown (Arija Bareikis) all ride together in search of a rapist who's impersonating a cop. For Ben, the case is personal... read more

CSI: NY Exclusive: Peyton Is Back! Who Will Mac Choose?

Claire Forlani and Gary Sinise, CSI: NY

CSI: NY's Mac Taylor (Gary Sinise) will have some difficult decisions to make when former flame Peyton Driscoll (Claire Forlani) returns to the Big Apple, executive producer Pam Veasey tells TVGuide.com exclusively.

CSI: NY: Madchen Amick to heat up Mac's love life

As we first teased, Peyton's return comes just as Mac gets cozy in his relationship with Dr. Aubrey Hunter (Madchen Amick). So will Mac stick it out with Aubrey or be tempted by his passionate past with Peyton?

"It's actually like he doesn't have to make the choice; it may be that these two women are trying to make the choice for him," Veasey says. "It's a great place for a character to be in: There's an old love who could return or a new relationship and new possibilities. These are two very smart, talented, attractive women that are in his life."

Peyton will return in a Rear Window-esque episode titled "Point of View" when one of her colleagues from Chelsea University becomes a suspect in a case. Veasey says Peyton does become aware of the other woman in Mac's life... read more

Mega Buzz: Scoop on CSI: Miami, Housewives, Bones and More!

CSI: Miami, Desperate Housewives, Bones

Every week, senior editors Mickey O'Connor and Adam Bryant answer your burning questions. Want some TV scoop? Please send all questions to mega_scoop@tvguide.com.

Do you guys have some Calleigh/Eric CSI: Miami spoilers? — Janice
ADAM: Remember how we told you that Calleigh and Eric would make a decision about their future once and for all before the season ends? Standing in the way of them choosing eternal bliss is Calleigh's Season 6 love interest, Jake Berkeley (Johnny Whitworth), who will reappear later this season. More intriguing, Berkeley will be connected to Horatio's big betrayal, which Delko uncovers. "It's explosive emotionally and it's explosive literally," co-executive producer Barry O'Brien tells us. "It's very dramatic and it's something you've never seen before on CSI: Miami."

When will Angie's terrible storyline end on Desperate Housewives? — Teresa
MICKEY: Angie will be around through the season finale. The same can't be said for Bree, who'll be... read more

Exclusive: Lorraine Bracco Signs On to Law & Order: Criminal Intent

Lorraine Bracco

Sopranos vet Lorraine Bracco will appear in an upcoming episode of Law & Order: Criminal Intent, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively.

Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio joins Law & Order: Criminal Intent

The Oscar-nominated actress (Goodfellas) will play... read more

Lost Finale Ads Will Cost Nearly $1 Million

Lost

Before Lost issues its final boarding call, ABC is looking to make some serious bank.

A 30-second commercial during the show's series finale will cost $850,000 to $950,000, Advertising Age reports, quoting media buyers.

To put that in perspective, the show has sold for an average of $213,563 per half-minute. Major TV events with the highest ad rates — say, the Oscars and the Super Bowl — charge north of $1 million for 30-second spots.

Then again, charging more for a series finale is nothing new... read more

Mega Buzz: Scoop on Lost, House, Glee, and More!

Jeremy Davies (Lost), Jesse Spencer (House), and Jessalyn Gilsig (Glee)

Every week, editors Mickey O'Connor and Adam Bryant answer your burning questions. Want some TV scoop? Please send all questions to mega_scoop@tvguide.com.

Got any Lost scoop? — Paul
MICKEY:
The fifteenth episode of the season, airing May 11, will be Jacob/Man in Black-centric, but don't expect it to follow the same pattern as the season's other episodes. In other news, when Sheila Kelley, who plays Zoe, told us her character is a geophysicist who works for Charles Widmore, we wondered: Does/Did Zoe know Daniel Faraday? "She does not... yet. So far she doesn't know him, but you never know what they're going to throw at you." Well, we did know that.

What will the vibe be like between Cameron and Chase when Jennifer Morrison returns to House? — Regina
ADAM: I wouldn't put a whole lot of money on any sort of reconciliation... read more

Mega Buzz: Scoop on Fringe, Bones, 30 Rock and More!

Fringe, 30 Rock, Bones

Every week, editors Mickey O'Connor and Adam Bryant answer your burning questions. Want some TV scoop? Please send all questions to mega_scoop@tvguide.com.

Fringe left us with a crazy cliff-hanger. What will Olivia do with her newfound knowledge about Peter? — Brandt
MICKEY: The first post-hiatus episode, April 1's "Peter," is an '80s flashback blockbuster in which Walter finally tells Olivia the truth about his son. It fills in almost all the gaps in Peter's mysterious backstory: why Olivia sees him glimmer, how he was cured and why he owes the Observer his life. Plus: We'll meet Peter's mother for the first time and get a pretty good idea how Nina Sharp lost her arm to "cancer."

I'm going through Bones withdrawal. Got any scoop to tide me over until April? — Maria
ADAM: The landmark 100th episode reveals... read more

Mega Buzz: Scoop on CSI: Miami, Vampire Diaries, The Mentalist and More!

CSI: Miami, Vampire Diaries, The Mentalist

Every week, editors Mickey O'Connor and Adam Bryant answer your burning questions. Want some TV scoop? Please send all questions to mega_scoop@tvguide.com.

Could you please tell us when we'll see Horatio's son Kyle again on CSI: Miami? — McDermott
ADAM: You won't have to wait long. Kyle returns to Miami seeking Horatio's help in the next episode, when one of Kyle's Army buddies is charged with murder. And he'll be sticking around. "Kyle is part of the conclusion of Season 8," co-executive producer Barry O'Brien tells us. "Horatio is going to deal with Kyle becoming a man in a truly dramatic way. ... We get a chance to have a glimpse into the heart of the man behind the sunglasses."

Did Damon really kill Elena's birth mother on The Vampire Diaries? I can't help but feel like there's more to this story. — Taryn
MICKEY: Well, yeah. When Diaries returns on March 25, we'll learn once and for all... read more

Mega Buzz: Scoop on Lost, CSI, The Office and More!

Marg Helgenberger, Henry Ian Cusick and Jenna Fischer

Every week, editors Mickey O'Connor and Adam Bryant answer your burning questions. Want some TV scoop? Please send all questions to mega_scoop@tvguide.com.

Will we find out whether Desmond was really on the plane on the season premiere of Lost? — Carrie
MICKEY: "We will answer that question very shortly in the show," executive producer Carlton Cuse tells us. "It will absolutely be clear whether he was on the plane or not." Does this help? We're also hearing that the next time Desmond appears, which might not be for a while, it'll be with Penny at his side.

What's the latest word on a love interest for Catherine on CSI? — Sid
ADAM: Well, the latest words are "The Panty Sniffer." Before your filthy minds get ahead of you, that's... read more

Mega Buzz: Scoop on CSI: Miami, 90210, Criminal Minds, and More!

CSI: Miami, 90210, Criminal Minds

Every week, editors Mickey O'Connor and Adam Bryant answer your burning questions. Want some TV scoop? Please send all questions to mega_scoop@tvguide.com.

I need to know more about Delko's undercover investigation of the lab on CSI: Miami. What's he going to find? — Marshall
ADAM: "That investigation will reveal the most dramatic betrayal in Horatio Caine's career," co-executive producer Barry O'Brien tells us. "It puts Horatio in a light we've never seen him in before, questioning the loyalties of his team. ... It will rock the fabric of the team and threaten at least one — if not more — CSI's future." Hmm, maybe that's the reason Delko will be back full-time next season.

Will Dixon and Silver ever get back together on 90210? — Dana
MICKEY: For now, Dixon and Silver are dunzo, if only because Dixon... read more

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