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Ask Ausiello: Summer Spoiler Alert for Your Favorite Shows **Spoiler Alert** - Featured

Image courtesy of Entertainment Weekly. Grey's Anatomy : Mer not only learns about the engagement ring in next week's episode, but she sees it, too. Unfortunately, the circumstances are less than ideal in both cases. Desperate Housewives : Not even death will stop Edie from making life uncomfortable for her neighbors. I'm told the surviving housewives will be faced with the grim task of having to track down Edie's now-15-year-old son, Travers, and break the news to him about his mom's passing. Of course, the road trip turns out to be a good bonding experience for the ladies, so it's not a total loss. 24 : Agent Walker will get Jack clearance to torture Ryan Burnett, but my gut tells me one of Jon Voight's goons will get to the blabbermouth first. Meanwhile, the Prez's daughter, Olivia, shows her true colors to Ethan, and their confrontation leaves him a wee bit shaken. Methinks we've got another Sherry Palmer on our hands. Scratch that, meknows. Dollhouse : The show's mythology will really start to unfold on April 3 when, through a series of flashbacks, we learn who Echo was and the underlying "why" and "how" she ended up being lured into the Dollhouse. And much much more... View Whole Article Here

24 Preview: Will President Taylor Make the Ultimate Sacrifice?

This Monday, Fox's 24 delivers double the Bauer with a two-hour event kicking off at 8 pm/ET. The occasion? None other than the disgruntled General Juma's extremely bold attack on a Washington, D.C., landmark. Indeed, just when you thought 24 had attempted it all, the writers push that envelope just a bit more. And further ratcheting the tension? Savior-by-trade Jack Bauer is thrown behind bars at a critical juncture. "We're so proud of these [episodes]," executive producer Howard Gordon shares with TVGuide.com. "We've been looking forward to this week." Gordon says the two-hour outing serves a specific purpose, in that it transitions this season's launch story - the theft and retrieval of a CIP device capable of compromising the nation's technological firewalls - into something new and spearheaded by big baddie Jonas Hodge (special guest star Jon Voight). "We wanted to work toward this situation with Jon Voight and the [Halliburton-type] company ... which to some level was behind the Sangala revolution," says Gordon, "so we really needed a pivot moment. One last siege felt like the right idea." As an added bonus, Gordon suggests, "It's a good place for [new viewers] to jump in." But might 24 have gone too far with its choice of terrorist target in this week's double-episode? (Don't worry, spoilerphobes, we won't divulge the landmark here.) Gordon admits it was an aggressive choice, but stands by the show's execution of the thrilling sequence. "We had big internal debates about how [terrorists] would attack it credibly," he says. "I think we pulled it off, but it was a big concern." Equally daunting was the degree of peril in which the 24 writers place the show's first female POTUS. "I know people get hinky sometimes, and I hope we don't make too many of them uncomfortable," says Gordon of what happens toward the end of the second hour. "If you look at it from an emotional context, the story is about a mother and a daughter reconciling after an estrangement ... and in the end, she gives herself up for her daughter. At least that's what you think. But [her dilemma] is excruciating." Source here

Preview: '24' Raises the Tension Between '8:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.'

The tension is high, stakes are raised and sacrifices are made to secure the country. Between 8:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M., the evil plan by Colonel Dubaku escalates when he reaches out to General Juma. Steadfast President Taylor has to make a quick decision in the deepening foreign policy. Meanwhile, heroic sacrifices are made and casualties stack up when Jack Bauer takes charge as a high-impact terror threat develops stateside and the nation remains at risk. The new " 24 " episode airs March 9. Recently, executive producer Howard Gordon confirmed that an eight season in en route. He said, "We're gearing up for a May start date. I'm with the writers now just putting our heads together, coming up with an idea. Unless we fail to come up with an idea that's satisfactory, you'll see an eighth season." To Watch The Preview Click Here . Source here

24 Becomes First-Ever Carbon Neutral Television Production

Nearly a year after announcing its aim to reduce its carbon footprint and inspire its viewers to do the same, “24,” the Emmy Award-winning series from Imagine and Twentieth Century Fox Television, has far exceeded its carbon-reduction goals and will be the first television production ever to achieve carbon neutrality. Click me!

24 Renewed for Another Season! - Featured

Good news for 24 fans! Executive producer Howard Gordon has just confirmed the eighth season is most definitely coming - and soon! Says Gordon, "We're gearing up for a May start date. I'm with the writers now just putting our heads together, coming up with an idea. Unless we fail to come up with an idea that's satisfactory, you'll see an eighth season." Holler! Read more, but beware there are spoilers

Cancellation Buzz: 'Heroes' Slips in Ratings Again - Featured

Cold Wars seemed like the last straw for many critics that have gradually lost interest in Heroes . If you missed it, you can read a recap in this article. But in a nutshell, it centered on HRG (Jack Coleman) as he was held hostage and interrogated by Matt Parkman (Greg Grunberg), revealing how he became involved with Nathan's (Adrian Pasdar) government plot to capture those with abilities. After last week's still-mediocre-but-much-improved installment, many fans hoped that Monday night's broadcast would live up (if not surpass) Building 26 only to be disappointed by its seemingly futile direction. And as BuddyTV Writer Meghan Carlson pointed out, we learned nothing we didn't already know. Not surprisingly, Heroes' Monday broadcast attracted just roughly 6.92 million viewers, easily making the series primetime's least watched attraction among the four major broadcast networks. Fox won the night with the pairing of House and 24, followed by ABC's reality series lineup and then CBS' slate of reruns. NBCwas fourth overall, which should certainly be a big red flag for the network. Adding more salt to the injury is that CBS had an entire night of reruns. Leading the hour was Two and a Half Men, which drew in 12.05 million viewers, followed by FOX's 24 with 11.61 viewers and ABC's The Bachelor : The Women Tell All with 11.20 million viewers. Heroes also finished last in all of primetime among the highly-coveted demographics of 18 to 49-year-olds, but even scored worse with 18 to 34-year-olds, trailing a repeat episode of The CW 's One Tree Hill by a four-to-one margin during the 8pm slot. Despite the fact that some fans still remain optimistic about the direction of Heroes, the show isn't doing any better and the numbers are enough proof to support this. Then again, Bryan Fuller's episodes have yet to air so all hope is not lost. Source here

Ratings: 24's Very Good Bad Day Continues - Featured

Monday's ratings recap: * 8 pm/ET House wasn't one to meth with, dominating the hour with 14.64 million total viewers, a week-to-week gain of 640K. In second, The Bachelor : Tell All averaged 10.96 mil over its two-hour run, down 12 percent from its last regular episode. Trailing CBS sitcom reruns, Chuck dipped 280 thou to hit a new all-time low of 6.47 mil. * 9 pm Bested only by a Two and a Half Men repeat, 24 delivered 11.61 million viewers, a gain of 450K. At 8:30, an Old Christine rerun (9.3 mil) did 600K better than last week's Worst Week finale. Placing fourth, Heroes dropped 825K, to 6.9 mil. * 10 pm While a warmed-over CSI: Miami topped the hour, Medium sized up second with 8.48 mil, slipping 460 thou. True Beauty tacked on another 500K to deliver 7.54 mil. Source here

Preview of '24' Two Hours Event: 6:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M.

In the next " 24 ", the White House is trespassed by the terrorists and Fox will have it running for a two straight hours. Jack Bauer remains resolute to secure the nation as the international crisis hits home for the President and the mission of mastermind Jonas Hodges emerges. Occurring between "6:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M.", the episode airs on March 2 starting at 8/7c. Not even at the halfway point of this hellacious day, two planes have collided outside of D.C., there has been an attempt on a chemical plant in Ohio, the President's husband's life has been threatened and the nation remains at risk. When Dubaku's evil plan escalates to his boss, General Juma (guest star Tony Todd), the stakes are raised and steadfast President Taylor faces a deepening foreign policy dilemma. Meanwhile, Bauers staunch defiance to uncover conspirators inside the government has critical consequences. As Bauer's by-the-book government adversary Senator Mayer (guest star Kurtwood Smith) heads to the White House for a meeting, another high-impact terror threat develops stateside. Malevolent mastermind and Starkwood honcho Jonas Hodges (guest star Jon Voight) provokes the situation while Agent Walker leads the grueling investigation in the field, and in the water. Stressed-out FBI agents struggle to cope with the circumstances, and Vice President Hayworth is brought into the fold. For The Preview Click Here . Source here

24 Preview: Will the First Daughter Be a Problem Child?

First daughter Olivia Taylor got quite an introduction last week on Fox's 24 , stubbornly balking at being pulled away from a business meeting by Secret Service agent extraordinaire Aaron Pierce. Is the president's surviving offspring not much of a momma's girl? Might she cause unnecessary headaches for the leader of the free world? Joan of Arcadia and Jericho alumna Sprague Grayden gave us a preview (well, what little she could!) of the story ahead. For The Full Interview Click Here .

Tonight's TV Hot List for Monday, Feb. 23, 2009 - Featured

The Bachelor : The Women Tell All (8 pm/ET ABC) Romance fans won't know until next week whom Jason picked. (Was it Melissa? Molly? And what about those DeAnna rumors?) There's a preview of the final round in tonight's traditional dishfest (expanded to two hours, incidentally), but mostly it's about looking back - with daggers. Megan and Natalie, you'd better watch out! On a happier note, there's yet another Trista-Ryan update (and baby makes four), and news of 2005 Bachelor lovebirds Charlie and Sarah. The Closer (9 pm/ET TNT ) It's the closer for The Closer. Season 4 wraps up with Brenda and Fritz's nuptials only a day away - but these two lords of the rings give new meaning to the term "shotgun wedding." Obsessive crime investigations jeopardize the big event from even occurring, as Brenda probes a murder at an escort service while Fritz focuses on finally nabbing a big-gun drug figure. At least Brenda's parents (Barry Corbin, Frances Sternhagen) and Fritz's sister (Amy Sedaris) are in town to keep the wedding plans moving, but it won't be a piece of cake. Medium (10 pm/ET NBC) Allison DuBois crime-solving psychic, supportive wife, loving soccer mom...and - killer? Did Allison actually kill someone? That's the jarring question posed tonight when the dream weaver mysteriously awakens under a freeway underpass to discover she has no recollection of the previous six hours of her life. Worse, she comes to suspect she may have killed a man with her car during her blackout. In brighter family news, Ariel revs up for an adolescent rite of passage: She learns how to drive, to Joe's fatherly apprehension. Battle for Tobacco Road: Duke vs. North Carolina (9 pm/ET HBO ) With two bastions of the sport just eight miles apart in basketball-mad North Carolina, it's hardly surprising an intense rivalry has developed. What is shocking - considering the partisan feelings exhibited by fanatics at these schools - is that neither university has been torn asunder by the opposition. Check out this entertaining documentary, which features interviews with Dean Smith, Mike Krzyzewski, Michael Jordan, Grant Hill and Johnny Dawkins, and remember - the teams meet again on the court on March 8. 24 (9 pm/ET Fox) Jack and Renee follow Marika, hoping she'll lead them to Dubaku, but Dubaku might have been tipped off. Meanwhile, Henry Taylor's daughter, Olivia (Sprague Grayden), is taken to the hospital where her father is in surgery for the gunshot wound to his chest, and Jack gets a glimpse of the extent of Dubaku's network within the U.S. government. Source here