Question: What have you heard about the rumored changes that UPN has suggested be made to Veronica Mars? Please tell me it's not true! How could they take our wonderfully clever show and turn it into a commercial sell-out already? — Nichole E.

Ausiello: Yes, it's true that UPN has asked series creator Rob Thomas to make some tweaks to the show's format, but nothing — I repeat, nothing — is set in stone. OK, one thing is set in stone: A major cast member is leaving early in the season. And in case you're wondering where the answers to your Rob Thomas queries are, I'm still waiting to get da man on da phone.