The Big Tease: Scoop On Good Wife, House, Glee, Walking Dead And More

by | November 2, 2010 at 10:24 AM | Casting News, Cougar Town, Glee, House, Matt's TV News, NCIS, Nikita, Private Practice, Smallville, The Big Tease, The Good Wife, The Walking Dead, TV News

'The Good Wife's Julianna Margulies, 'House's Robert Sean Leonard and Susan Boyle (CBS/FOX/Getty Images)

'The Good Wife's Julianna Margulies, 'House's Robert Sean Leonard and Susan Boyle (CBS/FOX/Getty Images)

Wanna know what’s coming up on your favorite show? Tuesday is tease-day at Fancast, and MattMtvguy@gmail.com is the place to send your questions. Here now the scoop!

How many episodes of ‘The Good Wife’ will Elizabeth Reaser be in? Is she a real love interest for Will? – Trish
Josh Charles tells me that Reaser’s character, sportswriter Tammy, “is here for a little while” – at least two more episodes, I’ve heard – and that as an actor he really welcomes what this new beauty brings out in Will. “I don’t know how it all ends up, but I’m enjoying how they’re writing it,” he says. Beyond the triangle with Alicia and Peter, “It gives Will something to have on his own.”

Has Will’s second voicemail message for Alicia – the one erased by Eli Gold – completely disappeared in the Season 2 storyline? Are we ever going to see something happening about it? – Noemie
You mean the message that Will thinks Alicia blew off – thus blowing him off? It sounds like it will be revisited. “In one of the episodes coming up that we just shot – a really, really fine episode – that particular part of the story definitely takes a step forward,” Josh Charles teases. (Watch for his full Q&A next week!)

Why did Peter stop listening to Will’s message on Alicia’s voicemail? Seems like he would want to know the rest! – LadyVann
Well, yeah. But if you recall, his eavesdrop session got interrupted by Eli’s news that Joe Kent wants to endorse the Florrick campaign – for better or for worse.

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Will ‘House’ Episode 7 be another Huddy-fest, or are there other interesting plots involving the team or Wilson? – Irene
The episode airing Nov. 15 does have some tense Huddy moments – not at all surprising given what transpires this coming Monday – but the main story involves the treatment of a family that may have (rather miraculously) come in contact with smallpox. In addition to some great stuff involving newcomer Amber Tamblyn’s med student and an extremely helpful Dutch cybersex operator (!), there’s also a story for Wilson that just might point his romance with Sam in an interesting direction.

How dare you hint that House and Cuddy might be finished for good? What an as…. – Sue
I’ll cut you off there and invite you to check back with me after the next two episodes. We can assess the state of their relationship better then.

Do you have any details on Susan Boyle’s appearance in ‘Glee’s Christmas episode? – Kelli
Only that her allegedly “official” casting on the show is not being confirmed by, you know, Fox. Yes, there was an “official” report making rounds on Monday, but that bread crumb trail led first to a gossip site, took a brief stop at the usually reliable New York Magazine, went off the rails a bit at some U.K. paper, then ultimately wound up at its original source – a showbiz site crediting her cameo to an anonymous source. I’m not saying it won’t happen, but nothing is super-double-secret official at this point.

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Can you post some ‘Private Practice’ spoilers? Ideally about Addison? Please? – OriginalSkin via Twitter
Not long after Pete gets a visit from his own mother (guest star Louise Fletcher) and brother (Kyle Secor), ‘Private Practice’ will get Bizzy by bringing back Addison’s uniquely nicknamed mom. JoBeth Williams will reprise the role for multiple episodes starting at the end of Episode 10. All of which begs the question: Why do you think she’s back?

I am loving ‘The Walking Dead,’ but please tell me that poor Rick’s wife hasn’t really hooked up with his old partner. – Wendy
Any doubt about the extent of Lori and Shane’s affair is squashed when Episode 2 kicks off this Sunday; sorry. But Sarah Wayne Callies begs you not to pass judgment on the sheriff’s wife too harshly. As she points out, save for her son Carl, Lori and Shane “are the only people on the plant that are familiar to one another, so their thing is more about a desperate groping for humanity and connection. I don’t think either one of them would do anything to hurt Rick.”

Burning question about ‘The Walking Dead’: Why isn’t the sheriff guy full of questions about what the frak happened while he was in a coma?! – David
Hey, you’re preaching to the choir. I ran that quibble by Sarah Wayne Callies, and she pointed out that at least for the first couple of episodes, “There really isn’t a spare moment [for Rick] to sit down and go, ‘Hey, so I’ve got a few questions….’” That said, she promises “there will be stolen moments where  characters find the opportunity to fill one another in on, ‘Well, this is what happened to me….’”

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Got any ‘NCIS: LA ‘scoop? – Ronnie
It’s not scoop per se but fun news nonetheless: Renée Felice Smith has been promoted to a series regular, as analyst Nell Jones. “Renee is an exciting and fun addition to the cast,” raves series boss Shane Brennan. “Like the character she plays, Renée is adorable, fearless and an absolute joy to work with.”

Does recasting the star of ‘Spartacus’ look promising or rather bleak? – Kajo
I’m filing it under “promising” for now, if only because Starz is taking its time exploring all the options and looking for the best fit possible. That said, as of late Monday there was no news to share yet. In the meantime, let us continue to wish the best for Andy Whitfield as he battles this latest round of cancer.

So, do we know who is playing Grayson’s ex-wife, Vivian, on ‘Cougar Town’? – Francesca
I’ve been terribly curious myself, ever since catching sight of the Episode 9 script in which she makes her first on-screen appearance after many on-screen (and unflattering) references. But as it turns out, Vivian’s appearance is a minor glitch in the scheme of things; relative newcomer Jennifer Cortese copped the role.

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Will Lois be part of the alternate universe in the ‘Smallville’ episode “Luthor”? If so, do you any clue what her storyline may be in it? – desichick81
I can only confirm that Lois is for certain in the “Luthor” episode; to say anything further would be to ruin too much fun. Sorry! (Remember, I’m all about the tease, not the spoil.)

It’s been a while since we got some ‘Nikita’ scoop. Are we ever going to dive into Michael’s back story? – Colby
The episode airing Nov. 11 will shed much light on how Michael came to Division. “Michael was always in the military in some sense,” Shane West previews, “and something that is truly devastating happened to him in his personal life that made him completely emotionless. That’s when Percy (played by Xander Berkley) finds him and brings him into Division.” The reveal of that backstory “changes the dynamic, at least for a while, of what’s go to happen in the present,” West says of his favorite episode to date.

That’s all for this week, Fancast fans! Send your requests for scoop or answers to burning TV questions to MattMtvguy@gmail.com and follow me on Twitter. I aim to tease.