Question: Help me, Ausiello-Wan Kenobi, you're my only hope! I know the CW upfront is Thursday, but have you heard any advance scoop on Veronica Mars? I'm getting frightened.


Answer: Relax, Jill. CW execs put down their crack pipe long enough to do the right thing and renew Veronica. As I first reported in the Ausiello Report on Monday, the show was picked up for 22 episodes, which can be reduced to 13 if the ratings suck really bad. All told, it's a major win for us.