Mega Buzz: A Revenge Exit, Nashville's New Loves and Diaries' College Years
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I'm going to miss Ashley on Revenge! Have we already seen the last of her? — Kate
NATALIE: No, Ashley will definitely be back, at least for the season premiere, in which she pops up at one of Emily's big parties. Look for her to share an awkward encounter with her ex Daniel, just as he seems to be as in love with Emily as he ever was. Meanwhile, Jack will be hitting the bottle extra-hard now that he's a single dad and knows the truth about Emily.
Love the scoop on Nashville. Got any other tidbits about what's next for Rayna and Deacon? — Kristy
ADAM: Both might find dates where they least expect them. We hear that the show is casting for a hot, no-nonsense attorney who, while trying to convince Deacon to sue Rayna, decides to let him into her legal briefs, ifyouknowhatimsayin. Meanwhile, Rayna will confront the new head of her record label, whom she suspects of rushing the release of her new album to capitalize on the publicity of her car accident. His response? Let's go to dinner!
How will Elena deal with college on The Vampire Diaries? — Jonah
NATALIE: Elena and Caroline will find college to be much more difficult than they anticipated when they stumble into a class led by a hot, but not-so-nice professor who knows more about Mystic Falls than he's letting on. Does it scare anyone else that his true passion is research that he believes will help humanity?
Some Hawaii Five-0 spoilers, please? — Mary, via Twitter
ADAM: Have you seen Taken? Imagine Liam Neeson in a cowboy hat and snakeskin boots and you've got the tough customer who McGarrett and Danny will tumble with in an early episode, in which a trigger-happy Texan is trying to locate his kidnapped daughter. Bonus: The episode's father-daughter theme will also feature Danny and Steve playing coach to little Grace on the baseball diamond.
I'm loving True Blood this season! What can you tease? — Harry
NATALIE: Bill's scary prophecy may come true sooner than we expected. But that's not necessarily a bad thing, since it will show a hilarious new side of fan favorite Pam. Unfortunately, it will also put her at odds with Eric in a way that will make fans very angry.
I can't wait for the new season of Parenthood! Will Julia and Joel still be having issues with Victor when the show returns? — Dana
ADAM: Victor's tumultuous transition into Braverman-hood thankfully seems to be behind us when the show picks up a few months later. In fact, Julia feels so confident about her family unit that she explores returning to work! (You didn't think she was going to be a stay-at-home mom forever, did you?) But given her less-than-ideal exit from her last job, don't expect it to be easy — especially when she finds out that her potential new boss golfs with her old one. Bogey!
Whoa! Deb killed again on Dexter?! — Jon
NATALIE: Consider her shooting El Sapo her rock bottom, through which Vogel will help her. "It's when her PTSD is at the worst and it's what makes her realize that she is in desperate need of help," executive producer Sara Colleton tells us. "Vogel steps in to say, 'Dexter can't deal with this; let me help.'" But her turnaround will be slow; don't expect a bright-and-shiny Deb any time soon.
What else can you tell us about Carrie's "bad-ass" new boss on Unforgettable? — Ted
ADAM: Dallas Roberts' Eliot meets and recruits Carrie and Al after a training exercise, but he already has a past with Jo — and an edgy one at that. The two worked together at City Hall and it didn't exactly end well. Needless to say, he's less than pleased when Carrie and Al enlist her help.
What's coming up on Longmire? — Anna
NATALIE: When Cady gets into a nasty car accident that lands her in the hospital, Walt and Vic do everything in their power to get the bottom of it, but it's actually Branch who suspects foul play closer to home.
Can't wait for The Newsroom to come back. Will the new season deal with the voicemail Will left MacKenzie when he was high? — Victoria
ADAM: You bet! Although Will refuses to tell MacKenzie what he said — and furthermore argues that he doesn't even remember, owing to his lack of lucidity at the time — viewers will be let in on the secret early on. And while the content of Will's message probably won't be a complete surprise, the circumstances surrounding the reveal will be a great deal more shocking.
Got any scoop on Wilfred? — Samuel
NATALIE: 30 Rock's Kristen Schaal guest-stars this week as a potential new roommate for Ryan. She's a total mess, but that's why Wilfred loves her — so much so that he rigs it so that she has to move in. But he'll realize he was barking up the wrong tree when her food-fetish website causes him to pack on a few extra puppy pounds.
I still can't believe that Peter was arrested for murder on White Collar! Where will the case stand when the show returns? — Chad
ADAM: Although Peter will be back at work at the FBI, he'll still have to appear in court for a grand-jury hearing scheduled to decide whether to indict him. He thinks he's doing the right thing by testifying on his own behalf, but damning new evidence might make him regret his decision.
Natalie's Mega Rave: After seasons of being True Blood's damsel in distress, it's good to see Sookie take control of her destiny -- and her light. We can't wait to see her inevitable face-off with Warlow.
Adam's Mini Rant: I'm a longtime Big Brother viewer, but airing the houseguests' questionable comments days after they actually happened smacks of a controversy-fueled ratings grab.
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(Additional reporting by Joyce Eng, Robyn Ross and Kate Stanhope)