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Mega Buzz on Grey's, Fringe, Supernatural, Army Wives and More!

Ellen Pompeo (Grey's Anatomy), Joshua Jackson (Fringe) and Jensen Ackles (Supernatural)

Every week, senior editors Matt Webb Mitovich, Mickey O'Connor and Tim Molloy satisfy your need for TV scoop. Please send all questions to

Any scoop to get us Mer-Der fans through the dog days of summer? Perhaps some "baby talk" about Grey's writing in Ellen Pompeo's pregnancy? — Hillary
MATT: Both Chyler Leigh and I are of the mind that Grey's Anatomy would be hard-pressed to accommodate Pompeo's pregnancy, if only because of the timing. "As far as I know they are not [writing it in]," Leigh told me, pointing out that by the time the ABC serial resumes production, "Ellen will be, like, seven months [along]." The only way I see it happening — and at least one source allows, "It could go either way" — is if Season 6 picks up five or six months after the recent finale. Such a jump would also allow poor George time to heal and look like recast Eddie Cibrian. (I kid!) 

If Fox is serious about Fringe (and aren't we all), why is it forcing it to compete against CSI, Grey's Anatomy and The Office on Thursdays? — Anita
MICKEY: At first blush, moving Fringe to such a powerhouse night would appear to be a suicide mission. But Fox entertainment prez Kevin Reilly ... read more

Fringe Season 1 and Other Announced Releases

Fringe: The Complete First Season (Blu-ray)

New releases announced today, May 28:

Fringe - The Complete 1st Season will be coming out September 8

G.I. Joe - A Real American Hero: The M.A.S.S. Device and, separately, Transformers - More Than Meets the Eye will be coming out September 1

Mr. Belvedere - Season 3 will be coming out September 8

The Patty Duke Show - Season 1 will be coming out September 29

Pulling - The Complete 2nd Season will be coming out August 11

Transformers - Season 2, Volume 1: 25th Anniversary Edition will be coming out September 15

Visit for the complete stories on these and other news items. read more

Fall TV: Official Fox Sked Adds Dance to Fall Mix, Terminates Terminator

So You Think You Can Dance host Cat Deeley, Sarah Connor's Lena Headey, and Wanda Sykes

Fox's official plan for the 2009-10 TV season includes good news for House and Bones fans: The two popular series are staying put on their respective nights. They'll also boost two returning freshman series: Tim Roth's Lie to Me has scored the plum après-House berth on Monday, while Fringe will lead out of Bones on Thursday.

Dollhouse will remain in the Fridays-at-9 pm slot, where its new lead-in will be read more

Ratings: Here's the Skinny on the Biggest Loser Finale

The Biggest Loser

Tuesday's tallies:

8 pm/ET
American Idol's Top 3 performed for 21.79 million total viewers, dipping 7 percent week-to-week. NCIS netted second for the hour, with 15.78 mil (down 6 percent).

The Biggest Loser packed 'em in, averaging 11.76 mil over its bloated three-hour finale. That's a 29 percent surge from last week, and NBC's best Tuesday-night demo delivery, excluding the Olympics, since Dec. 6, 2005.

Trailing ABC's According to Jims, Reaper inched up a bit to flirt with 2 mil.

9 pm
The Mentalist topped the hour with 16.11 mil, down 570K, followed by Dancing with the Stars' results show (13.75 mil, down 810 thou). Boosted by some (seemingly unavoidable) Idol overrun, the Fringe finale drew 11.22 mil (up 21 percent week-to-week). But to keep things in perspective, Fringe finished the hour with an audience of 8.9 mil.

90210 dialed up 2.05 mil, up 210K.

10 pm
Without a Trace (13.43 mil) was No. 1 in total viewers, surging 14 percent, while Biggest Loser (13.18 mil for the hour) dominated the demos. ABC's Cupid closer targeted 5.5 mil, up 7 percent. Maybe we'll get a second reboot in another 10 years?

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Fringe Episode Recap: "There's More Than One of Everything"

Fasten your seat belts, Fringe fans, because Tuesday's season finale had lots of revelations, but none more shocking that this: Season 2 will probably take place in two different dimensions! Just as Lost recently announced itself as a show fundamentally about time travel, "There's More Than One of Everything" floated the idea that "the pattern" has all been in service of a singular goal: crossing over to an alternate reality.

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Mega Buzz on Lost, Grey's, Gossip Girl, Tree Hill and More

Blake Lively (Gossip Girl), Josh Holloway (Lost) and T.R. Knight (Grey's Anatomy)

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I know you guys have some hints about Lost's finale. Don't hold out. — Joseph
ABC's promos spoil that Sawyer, Kate and Juliet return to the island, so we asked Patrick Fischler (aka the Dharma Initiative's Phil) what could possibly turn the sub around. "Let me see, how do I put this? Sawyer," he said. Fischler says Phil plays an "interesting part" in a season finale that answers lots of questions, but ends with a game-changing cliff-hanger. Might Phil face the music for belting Juliet last week? "I think Sawyer may have to have a little payback," says Fischler. Look for our full Q&A with the actor, whose credits also include Southland and Mad Men, next week.

What can you spill about the Grey's Anatomy season finale? Are we definitely saying goodbye to George and T.R. Knight? — Kellie
MATT: Yes, there are rumors swirling that the finale not only paves the way for George's departure ... read more

Tonight's TV Hot List: Tuesday, May 12, 2009

The Real Housewives of New Jersey

The Biggest Loser: Couples
8 pm/ET NBC
Season 7 comes to a close in tonight's three-hour live finale. Last week, Tara and Helen secured their spots as finalists, while Mike and Ron's fate in the competition fell into the hands of viewers voting at home. All is revealed tonight as the third contestant is announced, the at-home players return for one last weigh-in and, of course, the Biggest Loser is named. Also, a new element is added to the finale as two potential contestants for next season are presented for viewer voting.

Read on for previews of Dancing with the Stars, Fringe, Frontline and The Real Housewives of New Jersey. read more

Fall TV: Fox's Fringe Renewed for Second Season

Joshua Jackson, Anna Torv and John Noble

Fox has renewed Fringe for a second season, the network announced Monday.

The renewal isn't exactly a surprise. Fringe has consistently posted decent ratings, and Fox boasts that it's the No. 1 new series among the prized adults 18-to-49 demographic.

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Mega Buzz on NCIS, Heroes, Betty, 24, Smallville and More!

Michael Weatherly (NCIS), Mary Lynn Rajskub (24) and Hayden Panettiere (Heroes)

Every week, senior editors Matt Webb Mitovich, Mickey O'Connor and Tim Molloy satisfy your need for TV scoop. Please send all questions to

We've been teased big happenings with NCIS' Tony and Ziva, and I'm all for that, but need I be worrying so much? — Kate
I finally got NCIS boss Shane Brennan to dish on "Tiva," and it looks like you might be left to fret all summer long. He told me, "What happens over these next episodes is an evolution of their relationship — though perhaps more extreme than you would get in your normal [workplace]. These people do carry guns!" Then, in the wake of specific events of the May 19 season-ender, he said, "It's up to the audience to decide, and they will over the summer, what might happen [next]. But everything has a life, and eventually things end." Listen very carefully to Brennan's coda here: "Now, if you think I just said that Tiva's going to end, I didn't."

I've heard that Heroes' Volume 4 ends with a major death. Any tease? — Eric
You're half-right. Of course, not everyone who dies stays dead. Except those who do. Also, look for one character to ... read more

VIDEO: John Noble, Part 2: More Fringe Mysteries Tackled!

John Noble with Joshua Jackson, Fringe

In Part 2 of our video Q&A with John Noble, Fringe's magnificentally mad scientist takes on these topics:

• Has Walter and Peter's relationship evolved? Or is Peter still around out of some sense of obligation?

• Will Walter ever be truly stumped by a mystery?

• Might we ever see Walter out in the field, perhaps toting a gun?

• Is more to be made of Walter's past with Nina Sharp? (Reveals Noble, "It will be a major throughline in the next season.")

• Will we get more flashbacks to a young Walter, perhaps shedding light on his relationship to "the pattern" and/or William Bell (to be played by Star Trek's Leonard Nimoy in this season's finale)?

Watch and discuss Noble's answers, after the jump. read more

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