Question: What's the latest on Arrested Development? Will we get a third season? Jen
Ausiello: I don't want to jinx things, but I'm hearing that we will.
Question: Who's gonna die in Smallville's season finale? Is it Lana? Gabby
Ausiello: MAJOR SPOILER ALERT: (More space) YES, IT'S LANA!! Actually, that's a lie. I was just messin' with Erin. Read my April 20 column again. The answer's in there.
Long before joining TV Guide, this reporter was working at the Sahara-Tahoe Hotel Casino in 1971 when Elvis Presley made his "northern Nevada debut." The casino was festooned with placards proclaiming "Elvis Summer Festival." And every front-of-the-house employee, from the craps dealers to the house-maids, was issued an Elvis Summer Festival Styrofoam faux straw hat. Failure to wear the hat while on shift meant termination — on orders from "Colonel" Tom Parker.
"That sounds right," says Randy Quaid
, who's winning critical raves as the King's almost equally legendary manager in CBS' two-part Elvis
miniseries. (Tonight's conclusion airs at 8 pm/ET.) "That's carnival time, with the straw hats and the banners. [Parker's] PR came from the tricks he learned when he promoted carnivals. He was the advance man, and he would go into the town a couple of weeks before the carnival arrived, put up all the poster displays, make deals with the grocer and v
Question: Any news on whether or not Judging Amy is returning for another season? Andee
Ausiello: If it does, it won't be on Tuesdays at 10 pm. Mark my words.
Question: No question. Just wanted you to know you have a great column! Chris Carter
Ausiello: Thanks! And I'll return the compliment by saying I really enjoyed that alien show you did for Fox a few years back.
Question: Do you have any news on CBS' Big Brother 6 and when it'll be airing? Is it going to be an All-Stars type of show? Gina
Ausiello: Nope, there'll be another crop of no-name fame whores when it debuts July 6. The real star of the sixth edition will be the new two-story house CBS constructed on the Yes, Dear set. I hear Julie Chen is beside herself with excitement.
Question: I missed you lots. Dawn
Ausiello: All joking aside, I kinda missed me, too.
Question: Mike, please put more space between the words "MAJOR SPOILER ALERT" and the actual spoiler. It's almost impossible to read the warning and then keep from glancing at the next sentence. Erin
Ausiello: Will do, Erin.
Question: So, Paul's death on 24 means one more male recurring character is gonna get whacked, right? Jeff
Ausiello: Wise man, you are.
Question: I didn't think I would mind missing a week of your column, but I did. Can you make sure that next time you take a vacation (and yes, everyone, including you, deserves one) you write your column ahead of time. Trish
Ausiello: Are you trying to get me to crack under pressure like Dave Chappelle? Because if you are, it's working.