Spoliers on 'Fringe,' 'True Blood,' 'The Closer,' 'Weeds,' 'The Office' and more


Question: Is it true that Fringe will be adding a new cast member next season?

- Yes, 'tis true. Producers are currently casting a new female agent to replace Kirk Acevedo's Charlie. The character is described as brash, outspoken, quick-witted, and capable, and possesses a "deep core belief" in the wonders of the universe. Translation: She's a Mulder.


Question: Please give us fang bangers some True Blood scoop. I cannot wait for season 2. Will some of it take place in Dallas like the second book did?

- Yep. In the new season's fourth episode, Sookie, Bill, and their adoptive vamp Jessica (played by the awesome Deborah Ann Woll) wing it to Dallas, but there's a surprise waiting for them at the airport. Later in the episode, an even bigger shock awaits Sookie when a, ahem, special visitor drops by her hotel room.


Question: Not that I don't appreciate the awesome True Blood scoop we got last week, it's just that I need, really need, scoop on Sookie/Eric. Is anything gonna happen between them?

- Something happens in the first four episodes that may lead one to believe Eric has eyes for someone else (hint: it's a dude!). But maybe I'm reading too much into it.


Question: Any news on The Closer?

- Big news: Someone's leaving the show! Kyra Sedgwick reveals that "a change in the squad" will come early into the new season (debuting June 8). "We lose a squad member," she says. "It'll be quick and painless, and it'll be soon." The departure is fitting given the overarching theme of the season: change. "The first and most obvious change is [Brenda's] married," Sedgwick says. "Which is a big thing. How do you live as an individual you defined yourself as and thought of yourself as and now you're attached to this other person? That's a big change for her." Also, Brenda's beloved cat falls ill, Provenza gets a girlfriend, and, as I previously reported, Mary McDonnell joins the cast for an arc as an internal affairs officer. "She's the complete opposite of me; we're at odds," Sedgwick says. "Brenda's always had antagonists who are men, so it'll be great to have an antagonist who's a woman."


Question: Weeds hasn't been good since Nancy torched Agrestic. Any chance that this season will be worth watching?

- I handed your question off EW to intern/Weeds addict Jeremy Medina, who just watched the first three episodes of the new season (premiering June 8). Here's what he said: "Hi! I agree, last season was easily the series' worst -- up until the finale shocker that revealed Nancy's pregnancy. The new season starts off with the fallout from that announcement. Her family is pissed. Even Andy, who loves her. Nancy basically acknowledges she's a terrible human being, but then proceeds to act like even more of one. She dumps Shane off to live with her volatile sister (Jennifer Jason Leigh) because he isn't safe at home. She even purposely gets drunk to antagonize her Mexican drug lord boyfriend, simply because it’s the last card she can play in her epic power struggle. What will continue to make the season worth watching is to see if Nancy can win back a shred of dignity. She needs to have some sort of redemptive arc to make the show compelling again. Whether that will actually happen remains to be seen."


Question: Any scoop on how Jim and Pam will adjust to parenthood on The Office?

- First we need confirmation that she is, in fact, pregnant. I mean, that's how I interpreted that scene in the season finale, but Ed Helms has me wondering if there's a bait and switch at play. "I don't know exactly what's going on there," he told us over the weekend at the MTV Movie Awards. "There was an ambiguous hospital scene; that's about all I know." Translation: She's pregnant.


Question: Any scoop on Mariska and Chris' contact negotiations? Are they still going to be on SVU next season?

- Still no official deal, but things

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