Question: Will there be a fourth season for The O.C.?

Answer: Josh Schwartz seems to think so and he would know. "I haven't heard anything otherwise," he says. But, curiously, when I asked whether he planned to return next fall as full-time show-runner, he gave me this cryptic response: "The O.C. will always be dear to my heart. I'll always be involved. But we have a wonderful writing staff that's really been fun to watch grow and evolve, and I'm excited about their work as well." Um, yikes!