Question: Hey Mike, still waiting on that scoop regarding That '70s Show. Don't leave me hanging, buddy! Vasti
Ausiello: The scoop is this: While it's true that Topher and Ashton will not be series regulars next season, that doesn't mean we've seen the last of Eric and Kelso. My Show mole tells me Topher will be back in May '06 for the show's expected series finale, while Ashton is currently in talks to make sporadic appearances throughout the season. Now, here's some spoilage on how '70s producers plan to explain Topher's MIA status: Eric will take a teaching job in Africa in next month's season finale. Kelso's vanishing act, meanwhile, will be explained in the fall without, ironically enough, Ashton himself.