Question: Can I just say that you're my favorite and can we be best friends? Val
Ausiello: Yes, you can definitely say I am your favorite, Val. No harm in that.
Question: When is the underrated Scrubs going to be released on DVD? That show freakin' rules! Thanks and stay cool. Mike Reyes
Ausiello: I have an e-mail in to exec producer Bill Lawrence about this, but as of Tuesday at 6 pm/ET he still hadn't gotten back to me. You'd think he was off making the best damn comedy show on television or something.
Question: Do you know how long Chris (Milo Ventimiglia) will be on American Dreams? Jamie K.
Ausiello: Well, his mom (played by Daphne Zuniga) is gonna be around all season, so I think that bodes well for Milo/Chris. If you haven't done so already, read Ben Katner's interview with Zuniga. The ex-Melrose Place babe comes off as quite the little quipmeister.
Question: I can't seem to get an answer to this question: What happened to John Jackson, the admiral on JAG? He just seems to have disappeared. Without him, the show is boring. Frank
Ausiello: According to a CBS rep, Jackson decided it was time to move on, which led to his character's retirement last May.
Question: Hey, I just started reading your column. I find it entertaining, although very confusing. Melissa
Ausiello: What could be so confusing? People ask me questions and I answer them.
Question: Why is nobody talking about the fact that Eminem lip-synced on Saturday Night Live [the weekend after Ashlee]? Is everyone scaredy cats of him or what? Shawn
Ausiello: That's a horrible thing to say about one of the greatest artists of our time. How dare you!
Question: Do you know what the deal is with a Marissa/Ryan reunion on The O.C.? Jordan
Ausiello: Don't hold your breath.
Question: I am a huge fan of HBO's Carnivale. When will the new season start? Collette
Ausiello: Jan. 9, Collette. I'm trying to get HBO to donate a few copies of the first season DVD for an upcoming "Ask Ausiello" giveaway, but I think they're concerned I'll use them as Christmas gifts instead. And I'd be lying if I said the thought hadn't crossed my mind.
Question: How come you don't date your "Ask Ausiello" readers? Rachel
Ausiello: The same reason I don't accuse Eminem of lip-syncing: They scare me.
Question: Sorry, I didn't know about the no-caps rule ("Ask Ausiello" 11/03). Here's the question again: About five years ago there was a new comedy with a popular, older male lead. The show was a hit, but after only about five episodes, the male lead suddenly died. Can you tell me who the actor was? Lori
Ausiello: Thanks for resubmitting with your caps lock off, Lori. Much appreciated. Now for an answer to your question, I turn "Ask Ausiello" over to Daenery...