Question: The general consensus seems to be that a fourth season of Veronica Mars seems unlikely. Is there any chance that the stellar ratings for the Arc 1 finale could change that general outlook? I believe it was a series high in the target demo.

Answer: What a difference a week makes, right? Two weeks ago, I would've bet my entire Smurf collection that Mars was a goner after this season. But in light of last Tuesday's Nielsen triumph, I'm not so sure anymore. My guess? If the show can maintain those numbers for the rest of the season, it'll be back.