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Question: A little birdie (by ...

Question: A little birdie (by the name of you) told me you have some divine Scrubs scoop. Do spill. Also, if you're going to cheat on me and take a picture with some other woman at press tour (Ask Ausiello 1/19), does it have to be the one character who currently makes my skin crawl? Low blow, Mikey. — Kristin Veitch

Ausiello: What exactly is your beef with Chloe on 24? Seriously, she's one of the freshest, most entertaining characters currently gracing the tube. Besides, I thought we agreed that we could see other people provided they A) were famous B) could further our careers, or C) had an "in" at 24? Are you having second thoughts now? In any event, here's the Scrubs scoop I was hinting about: A little birdie (by the name of Very High-Ranking Peacock Exec) told me that our favorite comedy has already been renewed for a fifth season! Hooray! Quick, someone take my picture with Judy Reyes!

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Question: Ask Lauren Graham ...

Question: Ask Lauren Graham if she's interested in doing the Wonder Woman movie. I think she is hands-down the best choice. — Jeremy

Ausiello: Ladies and gentleman, straight from press tour, I give you Miss Lauren Graham on playing Wonder Woman on the big screen: "That's so funny, because it was my favorite show as a kid. I tried to be Wonder Woman at the Mattel Toy fair, but they hired a model instead. Please start, um, whatever it is you're gonna start!" It's called an aggressive, no-holds-barred Internet campaign, Lauren! (See Mariska's Golden Globe victory for more.)

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Question: Please, please, ...

Question: Please, please, please, Mike — can you find out if Gilmore Girls is coming back for at least another season?!? It can't end this season; it'll feel too rushed! — Val

Ausiello: Ladies and gentleman, straight from... let's cut to the chase: "I don't think it's the last season," Graham says. "You never know until the last minute, but it doesn't feel like... I think we'd have to start knowing now if we were trying to end the story. I think we'll go another year." Take my word for it, folks: The Girls will be back next season.

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Question: What was the song ...

Question: What was the song on Debbie's ringtone on 24? It was a big part of the show and I could not recognize it. — Mike

Ausiello: That's because it's an original tune penned by the show's composer, Sean Callery. Speaking of which, Fox — taking a page from Scrubs' phone book — says more than 50,000 viewers called the number shown on Deb's cell and found themselves talking to actual cast members, including Mary Lynn Rajskub (Chloe)! Turns out the digits belong to a 24 crew member.

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Question: I really, really ...

Question: I really, really like it when you talk about your moles. — Jed

Ausiello: Then you'll be happy to hear that I found a few more while at press tour.

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Question: I am disappointed ...

Question: I am disappointed that CBS axed Center of the Universe. We enjoyed it very much. Don't know why you didn't. — Melissa Roe

Ausiello: You crack me up, Missy.

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Question: I just read your ...

Question: I just read your Keri Russell feature in TV Guide and I was wondering what she meant when she said she was in love with Skeet Ulrich? She does know he's married, right? — Katrina

Ausiello: I believe what she said was, "I am kind of in love with him." Don't go starting trouble where there is none, Kat. Speaking of my Keri feature, I've got loads of extras (i.e., stuff that got cut from the final piece). So, if you have a question about something that wasn't covered in the story, let me know and I'll sift through my 235-page transcript for an answer.

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Question: Are the Camdens of ...

Question: Are the Camdens of 7th Heaven coming back for another season? — Tiffany

Ausiello: Let's ask Mr. Janollari: "We're working on it. The two biggest advantages are A) It's performing fantastically for us in its ninth season. And B) a 10th season would make it historically the longest-running family drama in the history of television. It would beat The Waltons. That's what we want to do, that's what Aaron Spelling wants to do, that's what the cast wants to do, and we're trying to figure out if we can make all the deals work — and I believe that we will."

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Question: On one of the first ...

Question: On one of the first episodes of Desperate Housewives, when Teri Hatcher was burning down Nicollette Sheridan's house, Mrs. Huber was said to be baby-sitting Edie's son, so Edie's aforementioned groove could be gotten. This son has never been mentioned since that episode. What gives? — Brian

Ausiello: "The audience will come to learn that Edie's son lives with his father," exec producer Marc Cherry tells me. "He will be a small child. That'll be a very interesting device we plan to use."

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Question: When can we expect ...

Question: When can we expect to see Hurley's episode on Lost? — Gretchen

Ausiello: They're shooting it as we speak — and I'm told it's a doozy.

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