The Big Tease: Scoop On ‘Good Wife,’ ‘Justified’ and More!

'The Good Wife's Julianna Margulies, 'Justified's Timothy Olyphant and 'Smallville's Michael McKean (CBS/FX/The CW)

'The Good Wife's Julianna Margulies, 'Justified's Timothy Olyphant and 'Smallville's Michael McKean (CBS/FX/The CW)

Wanna know what’s coming up on your favorite show, from summer or fall? Tuesday is tease-day at Fancast, and is the place to send your questions. Here now the scoop

On ‘The Good Wife,’ will we be seeing more of Alicia’s son Zach’s promiscuous girlfriend next season? It seems that they might have had unprotected sex, and there could be problems resulting from that. – Steve
You have ace instincts, Steve, as far as there being more to explore with Zach’s squeeze (played by Dreama Walker). “We don’t want to give too much away, but Becca will definitely be back,” exec producer Robert King tells me. “We love her character too much, and she does great things for Eli” (who memorably busted her for tweeting deets on the Florrick fam).

A non-spoilery question from a Kentucky boy who loves ‘Justified‘: Does the season finale tie anything up, or is it Cliffhanger Central? – CourseJester via Twitter
As a matter of fact, several people get tied up as the FX hit wraps up its first run on Tuesday night. Yeah, that is so not what you meant. I’d say that many big issues are addressed over the course of the gripping season-ender, though at least one question looms as the bloodshed ends and the season fades to black.

It’s my birthday very soon and I would love some Clark and Lois news as a gift. – Sia Rose
I’m sorry, my other browser window is open to this pic at Kryptonsite. Did you say something?

I love the Twitpic of you and Michael McKean! Did he say anything about returning to ‘Smallville‘ next season? – Debbie
How cool was that, running unto the other MM during my appearance on Fox’s ‘Good Day New York’? (He was there to promote his run in off-Broadway’s new take on ‘Our Town.’) Michael said that Perry White is among the familiar, iconic faces star/exec producer Tom Welling hopes to have back for ‘Smallville’s 10th and final season. McKean also had this to share about Erica Durance’s take on fellow newshound Lois Lane: “She is awesome.” Like!

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I’m assuming Jennifer Beals will be leaving ‘Lie to Me‘ now that she’s on ‘Ride-Along.’ Is that correct? – MadIsMyLife via Twitter
You will be correct… eventually. “Jennifer Beals is back (as Cal’s ex-wife) for a couple more episodes, before I hijack her for my new Fox show,” says exec producer Shawn Ryan.

I heard that we won’t be getting a third season of ‘Being Erica‘ in the U.S. because the ratings were poor in Canada. Can you get us an update? – Famin
Luckily, you heard wrong. SOAPNet greenlit Season 3 of ‘Being Erica’ last month, to premiere in early 2011. “Transformation” is the theme for the next episodes, as Erica emerges as a more confident woman.

Do you have scoop on ABC Family’s ‘Make It Or Break It‘? – ytwopoint0 via Twitter
Does Emily chalk her hands before hitting the uneven bars? I’m hearing that Season 2, premiering June 28, will introduced a male Olympic gymnast that shakes up The Rock and especially gets under Kaylie’s skin.

Robert Knepper is guest-starring on ‘Stargate Universe‘ when Season 2 arrives in October. Any comments on his story arc? – Morjana
One of my most favorite ‘Prison Break’ alumni, Knepper is on board for a six-episode arc as Simeon, a member of the Lucian Alliance. How’s that, Pretty?

What are your thoughts on the ABC pilots so far? – Adam
Thus far I have checked off my list ‘No Ordinary Family‘ (which is even better than I expected), ‘Better Together‘ (which sadly is a bit bogged down in exposition/”table-setting,” typical for a pilot) and ‘Happy Endings‘ (which needs to premiere much sooner than midseason, it’s that fun. Plus, I have a brand-new crush on scene-stealing guest star Mikaela Hoover.).

I’ve heard that CBS’ ‘Blue Bloods’ is a good show. How do you rate it? – Poetic_line via Twitter
Definitely a B+. It’s got a sound set-up (a multigenerational family of cops), a solid cast (from Tom Selleck to Will Estes to Bridget Moynahan), and legit NYC atmosphere. I just can’t quite figure out what accent Amy Carlson is pulling off, as Donnie Wahlberg‘s wife.

Jordana Spiro is listed as the star of NBC’s new anthology/romance show, ‘Love Bites,’ along with Becki Newton (‘Ugly Betty’). Does that mean this summer’s episodes of TBS’ ‘My Boys’ are the last of the series and Spiro is moving on? – Alex
Not necessarily. I was told that Spiro “has an exclusive contract with TBS and will return for a fifth season” of ‘My Boys’ should the Season 4 ratings merit another round.

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Will Tucker and/or Libby be back on ‘Royal Pains‘? They were cute and fun! – Rachel
As a matter of fact, yes! Played by Ezra Miller and Meredith Hagner, they’ll resurface on July 15, when Tucker grows concerned about the source of a best bud’s reckless behavior.

Will ‘Life Unexpected‘s Baze and Cate ever talk about what he did at the end of the season finale? – Shukri
You mean his ‘Graduate’ moment gone awry? “He had the chance to tell me [his feelings] before, and he didn’t!” Shiri Appleby has to note with a laugh. Still, don’t give up ‘shipping Cate and Baze just yet. “Just because she married Ryan doesn’t mean her feel for Baze will go away,” says the actress. “[Cate and Ryan] never figured out what their marriage is going to be like, so there’s a lot to navigate next season.”

I’m very excited about NBC’s ‘Undercovers.’ From the few interviews I’ve seen, Boris Kodjoe and Gugu Mbatha-Raw have great chemistry together. With J.J. Abrams in charge, this should be a winning combination. – Staci
You think you’re excited? Imagine playing the sister of Mbatha-Raw’s lady spy. “I’m ridiculously excited!” Jessica Parker Kennedy (‘Smallville’) raves. “I’m very, very happy, and can’t wait to get started. J.J. is absolutely fantastic, just a genius.” Alas,since  Jessica’s character is oblivious to her sister’s sleuthing, she is left “holding down the fort [at their catering company cover] while they’re off doing their thang!”

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What’s the big story this year on ‘Entourage‘? And please don’t say ”Medellin 2.’ – Craig
What if I told you that one of the major plot lines for this season revolves around… Turtle marketing a new brand of tequila? And I am not joking. Elsewhere, Vince will start dating porn star Sasha Grey (played by… porn star Sasha Grey) as well as hear studio boss Dana utter the three scariest words: “Mandatory drug test.”

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

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