The Big Tease: Scoop On ‘Glee,’ ‘Castle’ and More

'Big Bang'er Jim Parsons, 'Castle's Stana Katic and 'The Closer's Kyra Sedgwick (CBS/ABC/TNT)

'Big Bang'er Jim Parsons, 'Castle's Stana Katic and 'The Closer's Kyra Sedgwick (CBS/ABC/TNT)

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!

Will Jonathan Groff come back to ‘Glee‘ next season? Please say yes! – IrisWoo
What is Javier Bardem, chopped liver? I’m hearing nothing about a Groff encore, but instead how about a visit from ‘Big Bang’s Sheldon? That’s right, Jim Parsons is open to following in fellow CBS sitcom scene-stealer Neil Patrick Harris’ footsteps by guesting on Fox’s talent-magnet of a musical-comedy. “I feel like I could pop up on ‘Glee,'” Jim said – after much consideration – when I asked what other sandbox he might ever play in. As for what he can bring to the table, “I can hold a tune,” he maintains. “No one’s going to put me in an opera, but I’ve done musicals!” Gleeks, feel free to use the Comments section to suggest who Jim could play.

Is Michael Trucco coming back to ‘Castle‘? I think it would be interesting to have Demming around for a while. – Kat
See, here’s the thing. Though there was talk that Trucco’s recurring run might extend into Season 3, the cold, hard fact is that he is now busy shooting ‘Facing Kate,’ the new USA Network series on which he plays the ex-husband of Sarah Shahi’s titular mediator. The word from ABC is that it’s “too soon to tell” if Trucco will be needed back, while a USA source says they probably wouldn’t be opposed to loaning him out for some ‘Castle’ closure. But one way or another, he’ll be facing a Kate, see?

Oscar Winner Javier Bardem Ready To Rock ‘Glee’

I love ‘The Closer‘ and can’t wait for the season to begin. How is it looking? – Poetic_line via Twitter
Remember how a few Teases ago I said that the July 12 season opener was fine if nothing terribly special? Well, the second episode more than makes up for it. Seriously, it ranks among the TNT drama’s best hours ever. While the guest cast includes Mary McDonnell (‘BSG’), Titus Welliver (‘Lost’) and D.W. Moffett (‘Friday Night Lights’), it’s series reg Raymond Cruz (aka Sanchez) who really gets a chance to shine. Fun fact: The DVD screener purposely omitted the episode’s “surprising” final scene, which elicited more than one expletive form me on the couch!

Hey Matt, how’s the toe? And now that I have buttered you up, got any ‘Sons of Anarchy‘ scoop? – OliviaRoy via Twitter
The right pinky toe is all healed, thanks for asking/conditionally caring! Turning to ‘SOA’: You know how Gemma is on the lam? Well, her escape route will take her all the way to Belfast, Ireland, where half of Season 3’s dual narrative will take place. Alas, while there she and her Celtic cronies still aren’t able to outrun the law, leading her to pull off one of her baddest-ass moves ever.

How do you think ‘The Office‘ will write out Steve Carell/Michael? – Denise
As quietly as possible, if Carell has his way. “There was one show where Stanley and I waited in line for pretzels the entire show,” he notes. “I love those moments, so I would be inclined to make it a more subtle and kind of simple departure as opposed to any big ‘very special episode’ kind of thing.” (FYI, this is the place to suggest Michael Scott’s replacement.)

Scoop On The ‘House’ Sneak Peak That Got Fans Hot!

Any scoop on ‘House’s Jennifer Morrison? – Aurore59
I checked in with Jennifer’s peeps, and the main headline is that ‘Warrior,’ the indie she did with Nick Nolte and Frank Grillo, hits theaters at Thanksgiving time. As for Morrison scrubbing back in as Cameron, I’m hearing that even though production is underway on the new season, there is no ‘House’ in her immediate future.

I know that Wil Wheaton is returning to ‘Leverage.’ Does that mean trouble for Sophie? Because last time he did send her a motion sensitive bomb! – Hilla
As part of my upcoming feature Q&A with Aldis Hodge (aka Hardison), I asked him to spill on what Wil is up during his next turn as Chaos. Alas, his response: “I can’t tell you what’s going on, but he’s definitely back, doing his thing!” I tried!

Any ‘Leverage’ spoilers? Possibly Parker-related ones? – cyclonekat via Twitter
Hold tight for the aforementioned Aldis Hodge interview, coming Friday!

‘Desperate Housewives’ Hot For Brian Austin Green?

Any scoop on ‘Human Target‘? – DullyEl via Twitter
Fox’s sophomore action-drama is in the process of casting Ames, a sassy young thing who’s a bit of a thief, and as such aligns herself for a possible job with Chance’s crew. Dichen Lachman, call your agent!

I’m totally loving Cartoon Network’s new show, ‘Unnatural History‘! Do you have any scoop on it? And is the show inching toward a Jasper/Maggie pairing? – Susan
OK, this marks my first time ever scooping a Cartoon Network series. Here goes! Exec producer Mike Werb answers, “I won’t deny there’s chemistry between Jasper and Maggie. But whether or not they deny it is another question!” Werb goes on to reveal that upcoming episodes involve a cursed ruby and the reading of Henry’s godfather’s will, which divulges a dangerous secret.

Got any scoop on the ‘Law & Order: Criminal Intent‘ season finale? I can’t believe it’s here already. – Craig
Yes, this Tuesday’s episode wraps up the season, and the big guest star is F. Murray Abraham, playing Zack’s father. Listen to proud “son” Jeff Goldblum kvell: “The great thing about this show is that every week we get the cream of the crop, and [Abraham] is just spectacular for the role they’re written for him.” Though father and son famously do not get along, Goldblum says, “There is the possibility for some healing to take place. We’ll see what happens.”

‘Smallville’s Final Season: Who’s Returning? Who Isn’t?

I heard a rumor that author Richelle Mead was approached by a major network that wants to turn her ‘Vampire Academy’ books into a television series. Can you tell me if you have heard about this? – Kristi
If true, said major network is now bumming. Lest Bill Compton and Damon Salvatore get any new competition, the ‘Vampire Academy’ series is instead destined for the Cineplex. So game on, Edward!

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

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