The Veronica Mars news we've been waiting for is here - and it's mostly good.

Rob Thomas confirms that the CW has ordered seven more episodes, bringing the total number of Mars hours this season to 20. Sure, it's not the full, 22-episode pickup we were all hoping for, but I say we take what we can get and run with it.

Now, you're probably wondering, "What does this limited pickup mean for the final two mystery arcs this season!?" Well, Rob's trying to figure that out as we speak. But obviously they'll be shorter than he had originally intended.

While I have your undivided attention, let me take this moment to confide to you that I shot a role on Scrubs yesterday! I have so much to tell you in this Wednesday's Ask Ausiello, but this little piece of prattle simply can't wait until then: I saw a rough cut of the musical episode. And J.D. and Turk have a duet. And it's a love song. And it's the funniest thing I have ever seen in my entire life.