Question: Will Jessica Biel be back for 7th Heaven's 200th episode? — Ashley
Ausiello: No, but allow me to use this opportunity to share some big news on the 7th Heaven front. In yet another global exclusive, exec producer Brenda Hampton tells AA that Haylie Duff is joining the cast next season as "a close friend" of David Gallagher's Simon. "We just signed her on Friday," she says. "She will be in the first 13 episodes." And although Biel will be MIA in the show's 200th installment — which just happens to coincide with Heaven's 10th-season premiere in September — Hampton reveals that the episode will feature plenty of excitement. "Someone's pregnant," she teases. "And it's not Jessica Biel." Or, for that matter, Mary.