Question: I'm sure a billion people have written in to tell you that a number of unimpeachable sources are reporting that HBO has axed Carniv&#224le. I'm blaming this on you — you went on vacation and look what happened!!! — Suey

Ausiello: I assume you're gonna blame me for American Dreams' cancellation, too. In any event, yes, it's true: Carnivale is dead. An HBO rep left a voicemail for me last night confirming the horrible news. No one should have to find out like that. No one. Were it not for the season finale of Veronica Mars I would have walked outside and thrown myself in front of a cab. I guess you could say Veronica Mars saved my life. (More on Ms. Mars later.)