Question: I miss Claire on Lost. Emilie de Ravin is such a great actress. Will she be back for all of next season?
- Yes! After sitting out last season, de Ravin will return as a full-time series regular for Lost's sixth and final season, Team Darlton confirms. "Damon and I are very excited to bring Claire back to the show," says Carlton Cuse, "and even more excited for people to experience just how she will return." And even more exciting that that? Experiencing Doc Jensen's theory on how she'll return. Take it away, DJ:
"Any scenario that brings Claire back to Lost must address the mysterious circumstances of her disappearance at the end of season 4, in which many of us were led to believe that she was as dead -- or rather, undead -- as the Ghost Christian that's been haunting The Island since season 1. So here's one thought: Juliet changed time in the season finale by detonating Jughead, and season 6 will tell the story of the new timeline, one in which Claire is alive. Another thought: In light of the revelation that John Locke was actually a supernatural impostor for half of season 5, perhaps in season 6, we'll get a storyline in which Claire just emerges out of the jungle, with no memory of what happened to her -- just like season 1 -- and we and the castaways will be left to wonder: Is this the real Claire or another impostor infiltrating them a la Locke? Heck, maybe that's going to be the major idea of next season: Who's really alive and who's really (un)dead? It really will be the fabled zombie season of Lost!" Thanks a million, Doc!
Question: What's the deal with Louise Lombard's exit from NCIS: Los Angeles? I thought she was great. Are they recasting the character, or making a new one entirely?
- That's TBD. My guess? They'll introduce a new character. And as far as why Lombard got the boot, I hear Macy didn't test well with viewers.
Question: I must confess, I'm kind of loving the idea of Brian Austin Green on One Tree Hill.
- Well, I hope you don't love it too much, because I'm hearing the deal may be unraveling. Word is Green's reps got spooked by the negative spin some bloggers were putting on their client doing OTH. As a result, they may be getting cold feet. Personally, I can't see Green walking away from a gig that could potentially fetch him north of $1.5 million. Of course, that's the same figure Chad Michael Murray said no to, so who knows? In their defense, $75K a week -- after taxes and agency fees -- does not go very far these days.
Question: The forums over at TheEnvelope.com are reporting that ABC may not have submitted Pushing Daisies leads Lee Pace and Anna Friel for Emmy consideration. Is this true?
- It's true that Pace and Friel are not in the running for an Emmy this year, but don't blame ABC. The actors -- or their reps -- are responsible for submitting themselves, not the networks or studios. Not sure why they chose to sit this one out. It's certainly perplexing.
Question: Can you please give us some Burn Notice spoilers -- preferably about Michael and Fiona's relationship?
- I have a hunch Fi is going to need Michael more than ever in light of this exclusive casting scoop: Lipstick Jungle hottie Paul Blackthorne has been tapped to play Thomas O'Neill, an Irishman who arrives in Miami with a longtime grudge against Fiona. He shows up towards the end of the season 3, which debuts tomorrow!
Question: I see Michael Rady from Greek is on the new Melrose Place. Does this mean Max is leaving? Hope so. He's too geeky for Casey.
-That question will be answered in Greek's June 15 season finale.