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: 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...
Question: I'm thinking Zach is going to off Paul on Desperate Housewives. Am I right? Laura
Ausiello: Makes sense to me. Other guesses?
Question: What does "jump the shark" mean? Dee
Ausiello: It refers to Episode 44 of Six Feet Under, titled "That's My Dog."
Question: Tell me something good! L.J.
Ausiello: Veronica Mars has been picked up for the entire season!
Question: Are you having any luck with the Snapple Snaffle? Clearly you drink it as often as I do (if not more so), so I'm curious if you got any Wild Caps. I'm thisclose to winning a new cell phone! Best to Anita and Ivana. Marc Robinson
Ausiello: I gave up on Snapple promotions after I spent six months collecting those red caps only to win a broken toothbrush holder. How are you supposed to regift that?
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: I was disappointed to learn of the cancellation of Grounded for Life. What was WB's justification? Ashley
Ausiello: I'm more interested in hearing their justification for picking it up from Fox's scrap heap in the first place.
Question: Am I the only one who finds the voice-overs on The Apprentice to be utterly ridiculous? It is so obvious that much of what Trump is saying in the boardroom is getting dubbed in after the fact. Kevin
Ausiello: It is laughable, isn't it? I expect this kind of shoddy production values from Bravo, but NBC? I have to wonder why Mark Burnett is resorting to voice-overs in the first place? Trump must be butchering those prefiring recaps he likes to give viewers. Maybe it's time to let Carolyn take a spin behind the wheel.
Question: Your mention of Gargamel ("Ask Ausiello" 11/03) made me laugh for .47 seconds, despite my depression/puffy eyes/exhaustion over last Tuesday's dire election results. You should feel proud. Erin
Ausiello: I do, Erin. Oh, I do.