Bones executive producer Stephen Nathan, whose wife is obsessed with Bravo's Real Housewives of New Jersey, tells me Bones has ordered up an episode that sends Booth and Brennan to the Jersey Shore—complete with characters straight out of the current crop of Jersey reality shows. Says Nathan, "Jersey is a pretty big phenomenon at the moment, so we were curious what it would be like if we murdered someone down there." Snooki and Danielle Staub, call your agents. Sounds like there could be a part for you!
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Lisa Edelstein says an early House episode will find her character, Dr. Cuddy, entrusting House with caring for her 3-year-old child. "We just started shooting this," says Lisa. "House realizes he's taken on a lot by dating a woman with a baby. She trusts him with the child because she knows he's a brilliant doctor and not an evil guy, so he's not going to kill the baby." Off camera, Lisa says, Hugh Laurie is great with the child actor. "Hugh's got three kids in real life so he is very good at making funny faces. Children really latch on to him." But it's an entirely different scenario between Dr. House and Cuddy's tot. "House has a hard time connecting with the baby. He finds the child almost alien."
House executive producer David Shore says Amber Tamblyn's new character (a fill in for Olivia Wilde's absent Thirteen), "is a brilliant medical student with not a lot of experience in the real world, so facing House is like being thrown in to the deep end." Jesse Spencer, whose Dr. Chase starts the season off as a single guy hopping from one lady to the next, hinted to me that Chase will most likely be matched with Amber romantically. "Post divorce, he stars sewing his wild oats a bit, which is fun for me to play," Jesse says. "Most of the women he's pursuing are outside the hospital, but that could change once he meets Amber's character."
Glee stars Jenna Ushkowitz (Tina) and Harry Shum (Mike Chang) tell me they've been having a blast playing with their character's new romance, the genesis of which we'll likely see in a flashback. "We'll learn Mike is a shy guy, which helps account for his first season's silence," says Harry, who was originally only meant to appear in the show's pilot episode. Jenna tells me rumors of the Tina/Mike romance will have reached her former love, Artie, prompting Tina to have an emotional heart to heart with Artie in the season premiere. "You'll see Artie fighting for Tina, and Tina getting jealous of Artie looking at other girls." Jenna, who thinks Artie is Tina's true soul mate, believes it's only a matter of time before they find their way back to each other.