Question: Your prediction that Standoff would be the first victim of the season was wrong (Ask Ausiello, 8/16). Instead, that honor goes to Smith. Care to comment?

Answer: Officially, I have no comment. On deep background and not for attribution, I wouldn't be at all surprised if Fox is keeping Standoff on the air just to prove me wrong. There, I said it on deep background and not for attribution. If I see my name attached to that quote, there will be hell to pay.