I'm so excited for a Bones wedding! Got any other scoop about the new season? — Melanie
ADAM: When the new season begins, Brennan is still noticeably devastated that Booth, under the duress of Pelant, called off the engagement. "Booth is not someone who sits well with unhappiness," creator Hart Hanson says. "He wants to fix things and that's what he's trying to do. His desire [is] to kill Pelant." So will he? "He's not usually like that; he's not a killer. But... Caroline and Sweets are very concerned," he teases.
Will we get a definitive explanation of the Home Office on Once Upon a Time? — Pedro
NATALIE: Yes, in the season premiere. "As we stated in the finale, Greg and Tamara don't know that they're working for Peter Pan," executive producer Adam Horowitz says. "So the Home Office is related to Pan, but that'll be cleared up pretty quickly." Oh, and it may have appeared that Ariel was in Storybrooke in that Comic-Con teaser, but the producers say that she'll actually be in Neverland.
So, how much of How I Met Your Mother's final season will be about Ted and Robin's feelings for each other? — Jason
ADAM: The season premiere, which is titled "The Locket," will almost certainly examine that poignant hand-holding that occurred between Robin and Ted in last season's penultimate episode. But don't expect it to be neatly resolved in that one episode. "It's a story that will be explored quite a lot and in-depth," executive producer Pamela Fryman says. How will Barney feel about all this "exploration"? Well, the third episode is titled "The Broken Code." Infer what you will.
Do you know when The Vampire Diaries will pick up this season? — Jeanine
NATALIE: "We're coming back three months later, so we'll touch base on what the characters have been doing all summer," says executive producer Caroline Dries. "We realize that poor Stefan has been drowning, dying and coming back to life. But everyone else has been having a totally fun time. Elena and Damon are a super-sexy couple and happy for once. Caroline is ready to start school. Nobody knows that Bonnie is dead, so it's bliss, but then there's Stefan just dying." Just a typical summer vacation!
I'd like some Castle scoop, please. Especially something about Lanie and Esposito! — Cindy
ADAM: Tamala Jones' promised more "Esplanie," this season, and creator Andrew W. Marlowe seems happy to oblige. But don't get your hopes up for some grand romance. In fact, we'll probably just figure out why they're apart. "There was a scene cut from their break-up because of some time issues that I think leaves a little lack of clarity in terms of what happened and where they are," Marlowe says. "I think we owe it to the fans to give them an explanation of what's going on in their relationship."
Wow, how can Deb and Dexter come back from her trying to kill him? — Jeremy
NATALIE: Dexter's dysfunctional family will take part in a therapy session with Vogel to work through their issues, but consider the car accident Deb's rock-bottom. "She's seen that Harry has killed himself when he realized what he taught Dexter to do; he couldn't live with himself. So she feels she's aided and abetted him," executive producer Sara Colleton says. "At first she thinks she's going to kill herself, but then she realizes that it's an impulsive thing in the moment that she does." But the siblings may come together when Vogel's life is threatened.
Is it too early to ask about scoop on The Following? — Rachael
ADAM: Nope! The show has begun casting for some new cast members, including a villain with multiple personalities. One minute he's cool and cocky, the next he's a sensitive, bookish type -- but at all times he's deadly. Also joining the cast is Ryan's niece, a twentysomething tech expert for the NYPD who is trying to bring what's left of the Hardy family together. Now that we know that Joe Carroll is still out there, something tells us that that's a terrible idea.
Has Rick regained his sanity on The Walking Dead? — Lila
NATALIE: Yes, we'll see him maintain said sanity by taking less of a leadership role this season. "It's not so much Ricktatorship-y," new showrunner Scott Gimple says. In fact, Rick will return to his roots as an investigator. "It's a man trying to reclaim the man he once was," Andrew Lincoln says. "We find him battling or trying to subdue the brutality that's inherent in this man and also maybe relinquishing responsibilities for leadership for the sake of his family. You're seeing a man try to be a single dad in an apocalypse. It's a challenge."
I'm liking this Genoa story on The Newsroom. What's coming up? — Kyle
ADAM: Although newcomer Jerry Dantana is convinced that his story is real, he'll continue to butt heads with skeptical higher-ups at ACN. But that doesn't necessarily make him a bad guy. "Jerry's not a black hat," executive producer Alan Poul says. "He just happens to be ambitious. He's driven by incredibly human motives, but [he's] vulnerable to the kind of temptations and pressures that landing a big story like this would present to him in terms of furthering his own career. ... It's just too juicy to walk away from." Fortunately for Jerry, in Sunday's episode, the team receives a piece of intel that even the biggest skeptic can't ignore.
Got any scoop on Parks and Recreation? — Mallory
NATALIE: Yes, Diane is pregnant, but she might not be the only one! "I definitely think there's a very good chance that someone else will be pregnant on the show eventually," executive producer Mike Schur says. "Obviously Ann and Chris are actively trying, so that's certainly a possibility for them. Leslie and Ben are very happily married and they're definitely thinking about it based on last year, where they explicitly said they should talk about their family. Andy and April are also happily married."
I like Ray Donovan, but just what is the big secret between Ray, Ezra and Mickey? — Ben
ADAM: You'll get a few more answers in Sunday's episode when Mickey drops by Ezra's house unannounced. Surprisingly, the meeting isn't as hostile as you might imagine, partly because of Ezra's crumbling mental state. But that's not the episode's only revelation: Elsewhere, Ray gets some clues about why the police aren't pursuing the priest who Mickey murdered and Terry learns some devastating news about his nurse/girlfriend — just as he's starting to fall for her.
So shocked by Terry's death. Is there a chance that we could see him again on True Blood? — Jenna
NATALIE: Terry is definitely dead, but a bloodsucking little birdie told me that Todd Lowe will pop up in a flashback later this season.
Natalie's Mega Rave: Last year, Once Upon a Time wowed the Comic-Con crowd when it announced the impending arrival of Captain Hook. This year, a teaser promised Ariel from The Little Mermaid! Our casting picks: Felicia Day, Molly Quinn, or Joanna Garcia-Swisher. You're welcome.
Adam's Mini Rant: Thanks, Bryan Cranston, for wearing the creepiest disguise since The Following's Edgar Allan Poe masks. As if Breaking Bad's Heisenberg didn't already haunt my dreams.