Question: In the 12/21 edition of Ask Ausiello, you said that there may be good news concerning the unseen series finale of American Dreams in early '06. Guess what? It's late '06.

Answer: Time flies when there's nothing positive to report. The fact is, and I feel comfortable sharing this with you guys since the chances of it actually happening now appear slim at best, we had been talking to exec producer Jonathan Prince and NBC about running the never-before-seen alternate ending on TVGuide.com. Those talks have now stalled thanks to a bunch of bureaucratic bull crap. The idea isn't off the table completely, but it's not looking good. Worst-case scenario, the alterna-capper will be included on Dreams' Season 2 and 3 DVD, whenever the hell that comes out.