Question: I am a huge fan of HBO's Carnivale. When will the new season start? — Collette

Ausiello: Jan. 9, Collette. I'm trying to get HBO to donate a few copies of the first season DVD for an upcoming "Ask Ausiello" giveaway, but I think they're concerned I'll use them as Christmas gifts instead. And I'd be lying if I said the thought hadn't crossed my mind.