The trades are confirming that which Ausiello told you on Tuesday: CW prez Dawn Ostoff reportedly was impressed with Veronica Mars creator Rob Thomas' proposal to fast-forward the series a few years and plop 'Ron in the FBI, suggesting that the cult hit's long-ridden bubble isn't about to pop. "Reports of our demise have been exaggerated. We are very much in the hunt for a shot next year," Thomas tells Variety. " USA Today declared us dead, the L.A. Times declared us dead. I don't think we're dead; I kind of like our chances."

Me, as I shared in Ausiello's blog, I'm just worried about the rumored title change, that the CW will give us something like, "Doncha Wish Your Federal Agent Was Hot Like Me."