Got any Q's for Dawn Ostroff? Send 'em! The panel's about to get underway....

" Dawn's making some opening remarks. She noted that Smallville scored its best ratings of the season with last night's "Justice" episode.

" Just asked Dawn how confident she is that Lauren and Alexis will agree to another season of Gilmore Girls. "We are talking to them," is all she would say.

" Got in a follow-up about the likelihood of a fourth season of Veronica Mars. She loves the show and points out that it's having its highest-rated season yet. But no decision has been made.

" Veronica Mars will go on hiatus for eight weeks beginning Mar. 6 to make way for the Pussycat Dolls reality show. Mars will return with five stand-alone eps in April.

" " One Tree Hill has been such a great story for us," she says. "[Pairing it with Model] has reinvigorated the show."

" On Gilmore's creative direction this season, she concedes that "the first half of the season was a little rocky. [Dave Rosenthal] was painted into a story-line corner [from last season]. I think the second half of the season will be a lot stronger."

" Dawn confirms that the idea of picking up The O.C. "did come up," but adds that it's not going to happen.

" She'll be announcing a premiere date for Hidden Palms "very soon."

" If 7th Heaven ends this season, the final episode will be called a "series finale... again."

" One Tree Hill is definitely a candidate for next season, although it's unclear whether the show would take a four-year time jump, as has been rumored. She says the producers haven't approached her with that idea... yet.

" Supernatural is holding up "really well" in a tough time slot, and creatively the show is "at its best."

" When the time comes for Gilmore to end, she'd like to give producers time to wrap things up. But it's "premature" to talk about that now.

Session over. If there's anything else you want me to ask Dawn, let me know ASAP. She'll be in the house all day. Also, below is the list of talent attending tonight's CW party. Look it over, and send me questions at ask_ausiello@tvguide.com.

7TH HEAVEN
Stephen Collins
Beverley Mitchell

ALL OF US
Khamani Griffin

AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODEL
CariDee English

BEAUTY AND THE GEEK
Cecile Gahr
Alan Zackheim
Jennylee Berns

EVERYBODY HATES CHRIS
Tyler James Williams
Terry Crews
Tichina Arnold
Tequan Richmond
Imani Hakim
Todd Bridges

FRIDAY NIGHT SMACKDOWN
Ashley Massaro
Mike Mizanin

THE GAME
Pooch Hall
Coby Bell
Tia Mowry
Hosea Chanchez
Wendy Raquel Robinson
Brittany Daniel

GILMORE GIRLS
Scott Patterson
Matt Czuchry
Kelly Bishop
Lisa Weil
David Rosenthal

GIRLFRIENDS
Golden Brooks
Reggie Hayes
Keesha Sharp

HIDDEN PALMS
Gail O'Grady
Taylor Handley
Amber Heard
Michael Cassidy
Ellary Porterfield
Sharon Lawrence
D.W. Moffett
Leslie Jordan
Tessa Thompson

REBA
Scarlett Pomers
Mitch Holleman

SMALLVILLE
Justin Hartley
Phil Morris

SUPERNATURAL
Jared Padalecki
Jensen Ackles
Phil Morris
Eric Kripke

VERONICA MARS
Kristen Bell
Jason Dohring
Percy Daggs
Ryan Hansen
Julie Gonzalo
Chris Lowell
Tina Majorino