Mega Buzz: An Office Death, a Good Wife Rekindling and a Mother of a Twist
John Krasinski, Julianna Margulies, Josh Radnor | Photo Credits: Chris Haston/NBC; Jeffrey Neira/CBS; Eric McCandless/FOX
Can't wait for The Office to return! Please give me some scoop on the final season. —Joan
NATALIE: An original cast member whose name is not Mindy Kaling might be leaving Dunder Mifflin. But the real question is whether that has anything to do with the death that occurs within the first few minutes of the premiere. (Hey, where's Andy?)
Where do things stand between Alicia and Peter when The Good Wife returns? — Katherine
ADAM: Not where you might expect. While Alicia hasn't moved in, she has definitely made herself at home at Peter's new old house, even going so far as to tell a nosy reporter that she sleeps over occasionally. As the couple continues mending fences, Alicia snags a big-time contributor for Peter and also agrees to appear with him at certain campaign events. If it all sounds too good to be true, never fear: A new scandal will rock their relationship in Episode 3.
Please tell me we'll get more clues about the mother this season on How I Met Your Mother. I can't even remember the last time we saw the yellow umbrella. — Tyler
ADAM: Good things come to those who wait! You will see definitely see the yellow umbrella again this year and the twist at the end of the season premiere will answer a big question about how Ted met the missus. "We wanted to send the message that this could be the last season of How I Met Your Mother," co-creator Craig Thomas says. "And this is how we would start the last season."
NATALIE: This week's Britney Spears tribute by far surpasses the first one, mostly because Brittany will channel Britney in ways you wouldn't think the show could get away with. (think shaved-head, paparazzi-stalked Brit-Brit). Because Brittany is on a downward spiral of her own and in need of a pick-me-up, New Directions enlists her to put together this year's pep rally performance. (Think this. Seriously.)
Can you please tell us who Addison chooses on Private Practice? — Bethany
NATALIE: Seriously, do you want Shonda Rhimes to kill me? Let's just say that the man who Addison doesn't choose won't have any problems getting back in the game — and he does so in short order!
I'm worried about how Jeanne Tripplehorn's character will fit in on Criminal Minds. — Rita
ADAM: Alex will fit in just fine. She's actually been waiting a long time for a chance to work with Hotch & Co. As we previously reported, Strauss let her take the blame for a botched case back in the day, which left her forced to sit on the BAU bench until now. Look for Strauss to try to bury the hatchet in the season premiere, but will Alex forgive and forget? (Here's a hint.)
Who will Elena lean on during her transition on The Vampire Diaries? -- Jennie
NATALIE: The better question might be, "What does she rely on?" Remember in Season 1 when both Elena and Stefan wrote in their journals? Expect a significant callback. If these pages could talk, we'd love to know what it would say when she writes, "Dear Diary, I am now a vampire."
What's the good word on Castle? — Wendy
ADAM: You've heard the show is planning a Comic-Con-inspired episode, right? Well, the show is also taking inspiration from star Nathan Fillion's Firefly past. The episode features a past-his-prime sci-fi actor who, despite once playing the beloved "Capt. Max Richards," is now a promiscuous alcoholic who comes under suspicion when a fan is murdered at a convention. Whoever lands the role has big tightpants to fill. (Note to self: Add Galaxy Quest to my Watchlist.)