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Do you have any scoop on Without a Trace? Anything on the big "You don't have to [raise your baby] alone anymore" comment made by Jack to Sam on the season finale? Will we be getting more "Smack"? - Shannon
Matt Mitovich:
This does not bode well - there's not a lick of baby talk in any of the first three episodes being shot this summer.

Could you please give the world some scoop on Kyle XY? I heard it is not returning until January 2009, and it's only 12 episodes! Kyle
Mitovich:
The "January 2009" part is correct. Alas, only

10 episodes are on the books right now (though I am hearing that run could be extended). FYI, Season 3 will pick up right at the prom. Dude, it's been ages since we've had any Prison Break scoop! What gives? Adie
Mitovich:
Ages?! You've gotten Cress Williams, Michael Rapaport, a yet-to-be-cast computer wonk.... Oh wait, the computer wonk has been cast - with James Hiroyuki Liao. Is Provenza going to be the casualty on The Closer since an upcoming episode is titled "Dial M for Provenza"? - Becca
Mitovich:
Kyra Sedgwick shared just the other day that this season, "Almost every character will have a show that's about them and something that happens with them," so I'm reckoning "Dial M" is simply a "Pro"-venza episode. I'm apparently one of the nine people who actually enjoyed Joey, the Friends spin-off. Rumor has it that several episodes were taped but never aired. Is there any truth to this? Matt in N.J.
Mitovich:
"They're on the Season 2 DVD set," says Gord of TVShowsOnDVD.com, "but that's only available in Canada." Grab me a Molson while you're there, Matt... LeBlanc? Who is going to take over the ADA role on Law & Order: SVU? - Cheeks
Mitovich:
Neither Brooke nor Peyton! What are my chances of getting some Stargate Atlantis scoop? - Linda
Mitovich:
Very good, they are! (Oops, I Yoda'd there for a second.) For one, that rumor about the 100th outing being set in Earthly Las Vegas has some teeth to it. "We've yet to break the episode," says exec producer Joseph Mallozzi. "[But] in our initial spinning, we have discussed the possibility of having the best of both worlds - or galaxies, as the case may be." That's just one of more than 20 TVGuide.com reader questions Mallozzi answered for me the other day. Watch for the rest as Premiere Night nears. I keep reading conflicting stories about if, when and where Friday Night Lights will return. I've heard cable TV, and back on NBC. What is the truth? Tammy
Mitovich:
FNL's Season 3 kick-off arrives Wednesday, Oct. 1, at 9 pm/ET, on DirecTV's "The 101 Network." NBC will then rebroadcast the episodes as part of its "winter schedule," which technically means "as early as January," though I keep hearing "no sooner than February.". I am excited that Weeds is back but it has me wondering where my two other favorite Showtime programs are. Do you know when we will get new episodes of Californication and Brotherhood? It doesn't feel like summer without them! Tiffany
Mitovich:
I suggest you come up with a new word to describe the next few months. Duchovny & Co. aren't expected back on our screens until September, while Brotherhood may not arrive until November. Summer is coming and I am really looking forward to the next season of Damages. Any idea when it is coming back? Cassie
Mitovich:
"Early 2009" is as far as FX will narrow the window. (You may want to commiserate with Tiffany from above this aprés-spring.) I'll send you a batch of my addictive peanut butter cookies (with Hershey kisses on top) for just a tiny bit of scoop on Ghost Whisperer. Perhaps an explanation as to why Jay Mohr has a sitcom coming out this fall when he's still alive and kicking on my favorite Friday night show? Hillary
Mitovich:
I do love me some peanut butter! I got you this, straight from executive producer PK Simonds: "The cast, crew, producers and writers of Ghost Whisperer will always love Jay Mohr and the wonderful character he helped create. While his character will move to the background on our show as he launches his own new series on CBS, we look forward to working with him again as time, schedules and storytelling allow." Regarding NCIS, can you find out whether Director Shepard's father is alive or dead? Were the fingerprints found in her study just a red herring? - dorlancaster
Mitovich:
Jenny's father, like Jenny herself, is most definitely dead, an NCIS rep assures me. The fingerprints and the claim by the Russian General that her dad was still alive were part of a ploy organized by Kort (who was investigating La Grenouille for the CIA) to discredit Jenny and have her booted from NCIS, thus ending her investigation into "The Frog." This Week's Mega Rave: If you think Mad Men is cool, grab this week's Advertising Age - and then flip it over. The "back" of the issue is a 12-page edition of the mag written as if it was June 1960 and featuring a profile of the surging Sterling Cooper agency, complete with a Don Draper Q&A. Other neato anachronisms include a chart on rising ciggy sales and a story on the ADA approving Crest as a dentifrice. All told, it's the cat's pajamas! This Week's Mini Rant: America's Got Talent? Cheesy. The incessant in-program promos for Kraft Macaroni & Cheese Crackers? Even cheesier. Reader Quote of the Week: "Oh lawdy, what to do? Buy the Sopranos DVD box set or fill up my car with gas? Choices, choices." ( DS9Sisko, re: the HBO series' $400 complete DVD set) Coming next week: Mega Buzz demands mega manpower! Senior editor Mickey O'Connor - he of the admirably unorthodox takes on entertainment news and author of sassy MP3 reviews - will join me in answering your questions and delivering scoop on your fave shows. Drop us a line at mega_scoop@tvguide.com.