At last week's Desperate Housewives panel at Paley Fest, series creator Marc Cherry teased that "a major character from the first and second season comes back for the final five minutes of the [season] finale" (which airs May 17, on ABC). Cherry's use of the phrase "from the first and second season" is clever, as there are quite a few former cast members who fall into that category. Make the jump to review our list of suspects and then chime in on who you think it might be booked for an encore.
Ben's near-death and Jin's return to the living are among this season's thumps.
As Lost catches one last breath this week before unfurling the final four episodes of Season 5, we thought it a good time to assess the 13 end-of-episode "thumps" served up thus far.
Make the jump and review the list of moments that wowed us before the screen went to black, and then vote for the one that slammed you deepest into the sofa (or beanbag chair, if you've been appropriately channeling the '70s).
Feel free to elaborate on the thump you're stumping for in the comments section.
Tom Welling and Erica Durance, Smallville
To help get you through Smallville's current "break" — the next new episode, "Stiletto," arrives April 23 — executive producers Brian Peterson and Kelly Souders have offered to field some questions from TVGuide.com readers.
So ask away, keeping in mind the following important notes:
1. A maximum of two questions per user name will be considered.
2. As a matter of policy, the producers will not answer questions relating to an actor's contract status — and, pay attention now, that includes episode counts past, present or future.
3. I'm closing the doors on this solicitation Friday, April 10, at 8pm/ET.
Tori Spelling and Brian Austin Green, 90210
It's that time of year — wedding season. And, of course, some of your favorite TV shows (Grey's Anatomy, Lost, One Tree Hill) will be sending couples down the aisle, for better or worse.
But will the latest batch of nuptials match up to memorable TV weddings of the past? Think of David and Donna on 90210, Ross and Emily on Friends, The Moldavian Massacre on Dyanasty, and Luke and Laura on General Hospital, to name a few.
We want to know: What is your favorite TV wedding? We'll take the horrible endings right along with the happy — just as long as they're memorable.
Share your picks and tell us why you chose them after the jump.
Parminder Nagra, John Stamos, Mekhi Phifer, Maura Tierney, Linda Cardellini, Scott Grimes
Now that you've seen ER's series finale, take a look at your favorite moments from NBC's groundbreaking medical drama. Out of the many fine suggestions, we've assembled this list of 16, one for — but not from — each season of the show, plus one we couldn't leave out. They are in no particular order, and each includes some of your thoughts and a link to a video clip to refresh your memory and to get the water-works started for your own tearful goodbye.
Before we drag out the ashes and sackcloth to start mourning the loss of NBC's ER (the series finale airs Thursday, April 2, at 9 pm/ET), let's remember the good times by celebrating our favorite moments from the groundbreaking medical drama. I'll go first, but I have to warn you: My choice is kind of morbid.
The Haunting in Connecticut
As we near the release of The Haunting in Connecticut, we thought it'd be fun to see what classic horror films send chills down your spine.
While there's no discounting a good gory slasher flick, we want the scenes that got inside your head and freaked you out. Were you afraid to take a shower after watching Psycho? Will you ever forget the full-head twist from The Exorcist? What's your favorite bump-in-the-night haunted house movie?
In short, what's your favorite haunting movie scene? Give us your pick and tell us why after the jump.
Kandyse McClure, James Morrison
Thank you, friends, for coming.
We are gathered here today to mourn and honor the TV characters who have been taken from us too soon this season. There have been many, and there will be many more as we head toward a boatload of cliff-hanger finales. But we want to hear from you: Which TV characters will you miss the most?
Tell us who and why after the jump.
American Idol, Casey Carlson
Yo, dawgs! Tuesday marks the beginning of the voting rounds on American Idol, with the first of three groups of 12 performers taking the stage. (The first group is Alexis Grace, Brent Keith, Ann Marie Boskovich, Casey Carlson, Danny Gokey, Jackie Tohn, Michael Sarver, Ricky Braddy, Stephen Fowler, Stevie Wright and Tatiana Del Toro.) Unlike in past years, nine of these contestants will be eliminated in one fell swoop on Wednesday evening. This first group has several familiar faces, but what about the many we've haven't heard or seen much of during auditions or Hollywood Week?
Is it fair to lose so many singers based on one performance? Did you like last year's system better? Vote and weigh in after the jump.
We've made our picks for the worst couples on TV, but now it's your turn!
With so much terrible TV romance to choose from over the years, there have to be more offenders. So, who did we miss? Who did we get wrong? In short, how would you add to or change our list?
Hurl your insults Share your thoughts after the jump.