Michael Ausiello and Andy Patrick
July 01, 2010 AT 10:11 PM EDT

Now here’s a blind item you don’t see every day: An hour drama is contemplating making one of its male leads HIV-positive.

If producers go for it, the story has the potential to be tremendously groundbreaking — à la General Hospital‘s long-infected and (knock wood) healthy lady doc, Robin. But…

What? There’s always a “but,” right? There’s still a chance the powers that be will go with Plan B and give the guy a scare rather than a positive diagnosis. Plan C — scrapping the story entirely — is also a possibility.

Regardless, we’ll find out around November, my source says, when the plot thickens — or doesn’t. One thing’s for sure, though: You will be watching. On an Aushole popularity scale, the show is about a 6.7.

So, guesses? The message board below is all yours. (Hint: I’m not talking about Saul on Brothers & Sisters.)

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