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I have a laundry list of ...

Question: I have a laundry list of questions about summer viewing: Is Life on Mars going to have a second season, or was it a one-off? (I'm scared to death of the American remake — I'm expecting Starsky & Hutch.) I was disappointed to hear about the bad ratings of Brotherhood — it's too good to be ignored. If there is no second season, will we be left hanging, or does the first series come to some sort of resolution? I know it's early, but what is the likelihood of Vanished making it through the season? Is Fox willing to take a chance based on the success of 24 and Prison Break, or will this be another Firefly/Wonderfalls/Reunion? Finally, what is your reaction to Denis Leary getting an Emmy nomination for acting but not one for writing? As good as he is as Tommy Gavin, his and Peter Tolan's scripts are the heart of that series. How could the writing be ignored? Answer: There is a second series of Life on Mars, but no word on when BBC America will present read more

At the Emmys: All the Backstage Buzz!

Jeremy Piven, Entourage

Where do the winners go after accepting their Emmys? Backstage to the (overly air-conditioned, brrrr) press room! Here is your minute-by-minute guide to who said what about their most memorable night. 8:06: Show's just starting, and we're watching it back here like the rest of ya. Host Conan O'Brien's pretaped opening says it all: NBC (and The Office) gets second billing in a funny bit that leads off instead with rival ABC's Lost. 8:18: Alan Alda wins, giving The West Wing its 26th Emmy ev read more

A Close Shave for Prison Break's Tweener

Lane Garrison, Prison Break

Tonight at 8 pm/ET, the Prison Break on Fox continues, as Michael, Lincoln and the rest of the at-large Fox River 8 run for their lives. Among the fugitives is Tweener, played by Lane Garrison, who, alas, can't escape the heat in Texas, where the drama is now filming. TVGuide.com: How are you, Lane?Lane Garrison: I'm in 158-degree weather in Decatur, Texas, but other than that I'm awesome! Global warming is a good thing. TVGuide.com: Do you know who I just off the phone with? Paul Scheuring [Prison Break's creator]. Garrison: He is the man. He's a really talente read more

24 Alum Eyes a New Runaway Hit

Leslie Hope, Runaway

Leslie Hope and Elisha Cuthbert were two of the first actors I interviewed for TVGuide.com, back in 2002, during the debut season of a little-show-that-could called 24. Coincidentally, I was slated to talk with each of the "Bauer women" again this week, but one of them "politely passed" at the last minute. The actress I now like a bit more is Ms. Hope, who called me from the set of Runaway, a CW drama debuting Sept. 25, and concerning a family that assumes a new id read more

I was wondering, how long ...

Question: I was wondering, how long have you been doing AA? And could we pretty please have some 24 scoop? I'll buy an AA T-shirt!


Answer: Did you see my little Ausiello Report scoop on Will & Grace's Michael Angarano joining the show on a recurring basis? Funny thing is, it wasn't much of a scoop since, as someone just pointed out to me, Angarano made the announcement on his official website earlier this week. But I'm going to take credit for it since, let's face it kids, no one reads michaelangarano.net. And in response to your first que read more

Everything I'm reading ...

Question: Everything I'm reading suggests Wayne Palmer will already be president when 24's sixth season begins. But now I'm hearing he gets elected later in the season. Do you know which is true?


Answer: Unless Season 6 takes place on Election Day, I think it's safe to assume he'll already be the president. When I ran into exec producer Evan Katz at press tour, he explained his decision to install David's bro in the Oval Office. "It's a great choice. It's RFK. It's the slightly less-polished younger brother who has something to prove and is living in the — 'shadow' is too strong a word. But living with the martyred, heroic older brother is very powerful. What I think we need to remind people is that we're not just [making him the prez] because he's [David's] brother. He was [David's] chief of staff in Season 3. He's a big part of politics."

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Will & Grace Star Clocks in at 24!

And the rapid repopulation of 24 continues... Fox is confirming that Michael Angarano — aka Jack's long-lost son on Will & Grace — is joining 24 on a recurring basis. For those keeping track, that brings the number of new 24 characters to, well, a lot. In totally unrelated news, CSI fans, listen up: Got a burning question for William Petersen (Gil Grissom) and Jorja Fox (Sara Sidle)? Well, post them below ASAP! I'm told your question — if posed intelligently and without profanity — stands a good chance of getting answered in an upcoming issue of TV Guide! Just keep it smart and clean. You can do this, people! read more

You recently mentioned that ...

Question: You recently mentioned that this season is likely The O.C.'s "last hurrah." Why do you think that is? When the show premiered, everyone was comparing it to Beverly Hills, 90210, a comparison I still think is valid. That show ran for 10 years and almost 300 episodes. If The O.C. ends this year it will be after only four years and likely not even 100 episodes. So why did it peter out so quickly? Do you think it was because of bad scheduling, or did poor story-line choices drive viewers away? Even if the show isn't the phenomenon it was when it started (and how could it be, given how overhyped and overexposed that first season was?), I still think it's successful enough that Fox's decision to cast it aside so quickly is surprising. Answer: I'm struggling with how to answer this one. A cynic would just say, "The show sucks now," and be done with it, but that's neither fair nor relevant; 90210's long run can hardly be attributed to its quality. It may be the fact that Fox and the ... read more

A Close Shave for Prison Break's Tweener

Lane Garrison, Prison Break

Starting tonight at 8 pm/ET, the Prison Break on Fox continues, as the second season sends Michael, Lincoln and the rest of the at-large Fox River 8 running from the bulls and dogs, and heading for, hopefully, freedom. Among the fugitives is Tweener, played by Lane Garrison, who, alas, can't escape the heat in Texas, where the drama is now filming. TVGuide.com: How are you, Lane?Lane Garrison: I'm in 158-degree weather in Decatur, Texas, but other than that I'm awesome! Global warming is a good thing. TVGuide.com: Do you know who I just off the phone with? Paul Scheuring [Prison read more

I am completely confused. In ...

Question: I am completely confused. In the Aug. 2 Ask Ausiello, Evan Katz told you that the new season of 24 would begin 18 months to two years after the end of Season 5. However, in this week's TV Guide, it says the season opens two months into Jack's Chinese incarceration. Which one is correct?


Answer: Eighteen months to two years is correct.

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Premiered: November 06, 2001, on FOX
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Premise: An exciting and edgy real-time action series about U.S. counterterrorist agent Jack Bauer trying to save his country from foreign and domestic enemies in the course of 24 grueling hours (with each hour a separate episode). The series took a great concept and executed it superbly, juggling taut storylines with forceful performances and a stylish, gritty look. Which made it easier to forgive some of the more foolish and implausible subplots, many involving Jack's crisis-magnet daughter, Kim.

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