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Patricia Arquette Returning to CSI Before Cyber Spin-Off

Patricia Arquette

Patricia Arquette will appear on CSI once more before her spin-off CSI: Cyber premieres, Entertainment Weekly reports.

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Ask Matt: Glee, Good Wife, Person of Interest, Emmys and Law & Order

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Question: I am really disappointed that Glee is returning to McKinley and that they are adding more characters to fill out their already shortened final season. The last few seasons of Glee have been less than stellar, but the last handful of episodes set in New York were awesome. Give me New York and throw McKinley away for good. Even with the cliché that was Rachel going from student to Broadway star to TV star almost overnight, I enjoyed watching the more adult struggles of these characters. Now I feel betrayed, like someone dangled the proverbial carrot and then took it away. With 12 episodes left, I want them to focus on the original glee-clubbers following their dreams into the adult world. Sigh. Is this a thing with Ryan Murphy, where his shows start strong for a few seasons and then implode at the end? I hated the last few seasons of Nip/Tuck. — Olivia

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Mega Buzz: A True Blood Sacrifice, Once's Parental Secrets and a Castle Reset?

Alexander Skarsgard, Georgina Haig, Nathan Fillion

Each week, senior reporter Natalie Abrams satisfies your need for TV scoop. Please send all questions to mega_scoop@tvguide.com.

Will Sarah escape from Eric on True Blood— Boris 
Aww, did you want her to live? That's cute. She'll soon get what she deserves, but you might be surprised by how the standoff at the Light of Day camp goes down. "I see the cars pull up, and I actually end up deciding to sacrifice myself," Anna Camp says. "I believe that I am the new Messiah, and the best thing to do is to tell the truth and to go out there and just surrender." Sarah does realize there's no way in hell they'll take mercy on her, right?

Do you know if Once Upon a Time's Frozen adaptation takes place before or after the movie? — Dave
A little bit of both, actually. "There... read more

The Patriot Actress Skye McCole Bartusiak Dies at 21

Skye McCole Bartusiak

Actress Skye McCole Bartusiak, who played Mel Gibson's daughter in the 2000 film The Patriot, died Saturday at her home in Texas, according to TMZ. She was 21. The cause of death is unknown.

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Mega Buzz: New Blood on Elementary, Blacklist and Hawaii

Jonny Lee Miller, James Spader, Alex O’Loughlin

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I can't wait for Elementary to return. What's the status of Sherlock and Joan's relationship in the new season? — Katrina 
I'm going to guess "not great" based on this piece of intel: I hear the show is planning to cast the major recurring role of... read more

Ask Matt: Finales (Castle, Mentalist), Penny Dreadful, Cancellation Fallout

Simon Baker, Robin Tunney

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Question: Last week, you wrote about how producers "often — too often, to be honest — try to end their seasons with a bang ... in hopes of stimulating interest for when they return several months later." I understand the reasoning, and it definitely worked for me with Person of Interest — it was game-changing and left me very curious to see how it goes, but satisfying. However I had the opposite reaction to Castle, which looked to be heading for a good place to pause with a minor game-changer (Mr. & Mrs. Castle), even got some nice wedding emotion going, and then threw in a ridiculous "dun-dun-dun" moment which had zero emotional impact as no one believes Castle could be dead. Most of these cliffhangers now seem to me like cheap tricks, a shyster trying to "buy" your viewing next fall, while moving the story to a new level seems a legitimate way of keeping interest and far more likely to have a good payoff in terms of the story next year. Anyway, it led me to wonder are there any "cliffhangers" of the past that you remember with pleasure and/or satisfaction, or is it only the game-changers that stand out in your mind? As always, thanks for an interesting column. — Elle

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Ask Matt: Cancellations, Louie, Finales (Person of Interest, Castle, Blacklist, More)

Louis C. K. and Sarah Baker

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Question: I am sure many people were disappointed by the cancellation announcements this year. I was especially sad to see Trophy Wife taken too soon. But it left me wondering why ABC didn't try a different time slot, and then I realized overall it seemed as though none of the networks moved shows around the schedule like they have done in the past. Do you think this strategy helps or hurts shows struggling to find an audience? — Rob

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Treat Williams Guests, Paul Guilfoyle Exits in the CSI Season Finale

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Two small-town murders, connected yet separated by a quarter of a century, will bring Treat Williams to CSI: Crime Scene Investigation for a guest stint on Wednesday's season finale, "Dead in His Tracks." (10/9c on CBS). The former Everwood star plays security guard Sam Bishop, who was an investigator on the first murder back in 1989 but retired from cop work in frustration when he couldn't solve the case. Now Bishop has reappeared and D.B. Russell (Ted Danson) is leery of him — but suspicion soon turns to awe.

"It turns out Bishop was a man way ahead of his time — a proto-CSI," says Andrew Dettmann, who wrote the episode. "So much of our modern CSI work uses technology that wasn't available in Bishop's day, yet he was using his own inventions to solve crime — like a homemade recipe for detecting gunshot residue and a jerry-rigged camera and weather balloon that did aerial photography like the drones of today."

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Patricia Arquette Visits CSI for Possible Cybercrimes Spinoff

Elisabeth Shue and Patricia Arquette

She spent seven seasons talking to the dead and solving macabre murders on Medium. Now Patricia Arquette has entered a crime world that's a very different kind of wild. read more

Mega Buzz: A New Grey's Addition, a 24 Makeover and the Blacklist Nemesis

Ellen Pompeo, James Spader, Mary Lynn Rajskub

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Will Amelia stick around next season on Grey's Anatomy— Tara 
There's no official word on what the cast will look like next year, but it's safe to say Amelia will find it more difficult to leave Seattle this time around. "She's really realizing the value of having her family around," Caterina Scorsone tells me. "She's definitely thinking about the pros and cons of living so far away in Los Angeles." One major pro? Having a new sister! Look for Amelia and Meredith to do some major bonding while Derek is out of town.

What's up with Chloe's look on 24: Live Another Day? — Jessica
Isn't that what all computer hackers look like? In all seriousness... read more

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Premiered: October 06, 2000, on CBS
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Premise: Las Vegas criminologists use scientific methods to solve grisly murders in this unusually graphic (and hugely popular) drama, which inspired a host of other cop-show 'procedurals.' An immediate ratings smash for CBS, the series adroitly mixes painstaking deduction, gritty subject matter and intriguing characters.a The network quickly capitalized on its megahit with spin-offs 'CSI: Miami' and 'CSI: NY.'

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